November 8, 2010

Calendar — November 8, 2010


Tues., Nov. 9, 4:15 p.m. “The Chemistry and Biology of Subglutinols A and B,” a Chemistry colloquium with Jiyong Hong, Duke University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. “Dust Formation and Evolution in Core-Collapse Supernovae: Clues to Understanding the Dust Content of Early Galaxies,” an STSci colloquium with Geoff Clayton, Louisiana State University. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. “The Race of Nimble Fingers: Changing Patterns of Child Labor in South Africa’s Wine Industry,” an Anthropology colloquium with Susan Levine, University of Cape Town. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. “Spatial Representation in the Mind/Brain: Do We Need an Internal Spatial Map?” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Zenon Pylyshyn, Rutgers University. 233 Ames.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. “Twenty-five Years of Lattice Gauge Theory: Consequences of the QCD Lagrangian,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Andreas Kronfeld, Fermilab. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. “ ‘Be Secret in Any Matter Appertaining to Your Office’: Midwives, Gossip and the Secrets of Women,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Sam Thomas, University of Alabama, Huntsville. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3:45 p.m. “Recognizing Questions,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Christine Gunlogson, University of Rochester. 134A Krieger.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. “Shakespearean Autonomy,” an ELH colloquium with Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 2 p.m. “Our Economic Insecurity and Its Relationship to the Overall Security of the Nation,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland. Kossiakoff Auditorium.  APL

Fri., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. “On the Postcolony: Ten Years On,” an Anthropology colloquium with Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. 404 Macaulay.  HW


Mon., Nov. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m. “Cyber Security,” a SAIS Review of International Affairs conference with Howard Schmidt, cyber security coordinator at the White House. For information, e-mail or call 202-531-9727; to RSVP e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Nov. 9, 6 p.m. “Ideas and Economic Crises in Britain From Attlee to Blair,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations Program panel discussion on Matthias Matthijs’ book of the same name. Panelists are Matthijs, American University and SAIS; Peter Matheson, British Embassy; Mark Blyth, Brown University; Daniel Hamilton, director, CTR; and Pravin Krishna, moderator, SAIS. To RSVP, go to Co-sponsored by the International Economics Program and the Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. “Bosnia and Herzegovina After the Elections: Prospects for Bringing Bosnia Back on the EU Reform Path,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Daniel Serwer, Vedran Dzihic and Michael Haltzel, SAIS; Kemal Kurspahic, managing editor, The Connection Newspapers, and founder, Media in Democracy Institute. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5880. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. “Combating Slavery in Ghana,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with James Kofi Annan, founder and executive director, Challenging Heights. A Year of Demography event. Co-sponsored by the SAIS International Law and Organizations Program. For information, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. 500 Bernsein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. “Picturing the Shahnameh: Word and Image in Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings,” with Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and curator of Islamic art, Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art. Part of the SAIS Cultural Conversations series. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5635. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 15, noon. “Beyond Separatism: Interpreting Canadian Federalism in Quebec,” a SAIS Canadian Studies Program discussion with Guy Laforest, Universite Laval, and David Rovinsky, U.S. State Department. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. “Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Human Allergic Disease,” Pathology grand rounds with Robert Hamilton, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

Mon., Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. “Rats, Lice and History: Successes and Misadventures of a Clinical Microbiologist on the Fringe,” Pathology grand rounds with Steve Dumler, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. The 2010 Lawrence Grossman Lecture—“Human DNA Mismatch Repair: What We’ve Learned About How It Works,” with Paul Modrich, Duke University School of Medicine. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. The 17th annual Sidney W. Mintz Lecture in Anthropology—“Imaginary Moneys: Transactions, Markets and the State of Haiti” by Federico Neiburg, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sponsored by Anthropology. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. “The Invisible Demos of Pergamon: A Subversive Reading of Attalid Kingship,” a Classics lecture by Ruth Bielfeldt, Harvard University. 108 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. The 2010–2011 Provost’s Lecture Series—“ ‘We Must Do Better’—Three Decades of Research, Collaboration and Mentorship to Improve the Safety and Health of Abused Women” by Jacquelyn Campbell, SoN. 110 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 5:15 p.m. “A Geneaological Approach to the Narconovel,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Hermann Herlinghaus, University of Pittsburgh. 479 Gilman.  HW


Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata performs music by Schoenberg, with guest artist mezzo-soprano Sonya Knussen. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Gautier Capucon and pianist Gabriela Montero. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Mon., Nov. 8, 5 p.m. Winter Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno will sign copies of his life story, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Reading by poet Tan Lin, New Jersey City University. Sponsored by English. 50 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, noon. Nature author John Vaillant will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Tiger: True Story of Vengeance and Survival. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1030 SPH.  EB


Mon., Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m. “The Woman Question in Medicine and Bioethics,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University. Co-sponsored by Gynecology and Obstetrics and by Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Lunch will be provided. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. “Human Common Disease and Mouse Phenotype Gene Sets in the Analysis of Microarray and Human GWAS Data,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Kevin Becker, NIH Biomedical Research Center. 517 PCTB.  EB

Mon.,  Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “Health Reform: Policy and Politics,” a Social Policy seminar with Mark Duggan, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 526 Wyman Park Bldg.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as Citizen Soldier: Theoretical and Interpretive Challenges,” a History seminar with Anna Krylova, Duke University. 305 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “Pointwise Decay on Nonstationary Space-times,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Mihai Tohaneanu, Purdue University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. “Genomic Analysis of the Saccharophagus degradans Cellulolytic System,”  JHU Bioenergy Group seminar with Steve Hutcheson, University of Maryland. 205 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. “Trans­chromatic Generalized Character Maps,” a Topology seminar with Nathaniel Stapleton, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. “The Pelvis in Hominid Evolution: Body Form, Hip Function and Locomotor Adaptation,” a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Carol Ward, University of Missouri. Room 2-200 1830 Bldg.  EB

Tues., Nov. 9, noon. “Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Nov. 9, noon. “Monitoring Secondhand Smoke: A Mechanism for Supporting Policy Development and Implementation,” a FAMRI Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins seminar with Stephen Tamplin, Institute for Global Tobacco Control. W1030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Nov. 9, 12:10 p.m. “Role of Employee Assistance Programs in Addressing Intimate Partner Violence,” an Occupational Injury Prevention seminar with Keshia Pollack, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Department of Health Policy and Management, and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W2017 SPH.  EB

Tues., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. “Sources, Storage and Flux of Sediment in the Chesapeake Watershed,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Allen Gellis, U.S. Geological Survey, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. “Genome­wide Approaches to Manipulate Flies,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine. 490 Rangos.  EB

Tues., Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. “Language-Universal Speech Modeling: What, Why, When and How,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Chin-Hui Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 10, noon. “Learning About Potassium Channels by Knocking Out Their Beta Subunits,” a Physiology seminar with Geoffrey Abbott, Weill Cornell Medical College. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Child Sexual Assault 1995–2005: Results and Challenges from the NSA and NSA-R” with Benjamin Saunders, Medical University of South Carolina. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. “Structural and Functional Insights to Post-Translational Modification by SUMO, a Ubiquitin-like Modifier,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Christopher Lima, Sloan Kettering Institute. 517 PCTB.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 2 p.m. “Sequence-Influenced Methylation Polymorphism,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Andrew Chess, Center for Human Genetic Research of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. “Directionally Freeze-Cast Titanium Foams,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with David Dunand, Northwestern University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. “Structural Insight Into Mitochondrial Protein Import,” a Cell Biology seminar with Toshiya Endo, Nagoya University, Japan. Room 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 3:45 p.m. “Using Joint Longitudinal-Survival Models for Individual Prediction and Estimation of Treatment Effects,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jeremy Taylor, University of Michigan School of Public Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. “Epigenetic Control of Cell Cycle Checkpoint and Invasion and Its Implication in Cancer Therapy,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with James Hsieh, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m. “Meaning Propagation,” a Computer Science seminar with Fernando Pereira, University of Pennsylvania. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, noon. “Targeting Oncogenic PIK3CA Mutations for Breast Cancer Therapy,” a Cell Biology seminar with Ben Ho Park, SoM. Room 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m. “Graph Metrics and Dimension Reduction,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Minh Tang, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. The Bromery Seminar—“A New Hydrologic and Historical Assessment of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” with Neil Coleman, Carrie Davie-Todd and Uldis Kaktins, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3 to 7 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Anthropology, with Arjun Appa­durai and Matt Canfield, NYU; Bhrigupati Singh and Steven Caton, Harvard University; Sameena Mulla, Marquette University; Xiao-bo Yuan, University of Chicago; and Jennifer Culbert, KSAS. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Salon B, Charles Commons Conference Center (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m. “The Nature of Molecular Innovations at the Origin of Eukaryotes,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Eugene Koonin, NCBI, NLM and NIH. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. “The Value of Humanity,” a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Sarah Buss, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Philosophy. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 11 a.m. “Bacterial or Cellular Microrobotics for Biofactory-on-a-Chip,” a CEAFM seminar with Minjun Kim, Drexel University. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Inner Workings of an ATP-driven DNA Damage Sensor,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with David Jeruzalmi, Harvard University. 517 PCTB.  EB
Fri., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. “Steering Forces in Protein Folding: Looking Behind the Curtain,” a Biophysics thesis defense seminar with Lauren Porter. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 15, noon. “Structures of Ribonucleoprotein Particles That Make Ribosomes, Spliceosomes and Telomerase,” a Biophysics seminar with Hong Li, Florida State University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m. “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Epithelial Branching Morphogenesis and Cancer Invasion,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andrew Ewald, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 15, 1 p.m. “Obesity and Glycemic Measures Among HIV-infected Injection Drug Users,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Akosua Asantewa Gyekye-Kusi. W2017 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 15, 2 p.m. “Statistical Analysis of Cross-Sectional Survival Data With Applications to the Study of Dementia,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Marco Carone. E9519 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m. “Promising Environmental Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Mental Health Disparities,” a Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Debra Furr-Holden, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. “The Race of Fascism: Je Suis Partout, Race and Culture,” a History seminar with Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. 308 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 2010 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—The Global Network: America’s Changing Role in an Interconnected World, with legendary adman Donny Deutsch. (See photo, p. 12.) Talk followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Fri., Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The eighth annual Chili Cook-off and Bake-off to benefit the JHU Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Fri., Nov. 12, and Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. (See story, p. 2.) $15 general admission; $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and retirees; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn.  HW


Tues., Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. “Eyes on Teaching: Evaluation to Improve Instruction,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students only. Registration required; go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW