November 15, 2010

Calendar — November 15, 2010


Mon., Nov. 15, 4:30 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. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Tues., Nov. 16, 4:15 p.m. “Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: What We Can Learn by Watching Electrons Move in Real Time,” a Chemistry colloquium with John Asbury, Pennsylvania State University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. “Diverse Energy Sources for Supernovae,” an STSci colloquium with Lars Bildsten, University of California, Santa Barbara. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. “Diverse Energy Sources for Supernovae,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Lars Bildsten, University of California, Santa Barbara. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. “Bacon Among the Germans, Kant Among the Brits: Stories From When ‘Science’ Meant ‘Wissenschaft’,” a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Denise Phillips, University of Tennessee. 300 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 19, 1 p.m. “The War Against Piracy: The Golden Age and Now,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Virginia Lunsford, U.S. Naval Academy. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Tues., Nov. 23, 4 p.m. “Religion, Politics and Other Predicaments in Eastern Sri Lanka, 1983–2008,” an Anthropology colloquium with Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh. 400 Macaulay.  HW


Thurs., Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “State of the World Economy, 2011–12: Whither or Wither?” a daylong conference with various speakers, featuring a keynote address by Duk-soo Han, Korean ambassador to the U.S. Co-sponsored by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, the SAIS Asian Studies Program, the Korea Institute of Finance and JoongAng IIbo. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5830.  HW

The Anonymity Conference, sponsored by the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Oxford University, and the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe (Johns Hopkins University). For more information, go to http://krieger

Thurs., Nov. 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Wilda Anderson (chair), KSAS; Earle Havens and Walter Stephens, KSAS; and Jacob Vance, Emory University. Seating is limited; RSVP to Evergreen Museum & Library.

Fri., Nov. 19—

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Elena Russo (chair), KSAS. Denis Robichaud, Olivia Sabee and Elena Kazakova, KSAS; Jessica Goodman, Worcester College, Oxford. Peabody Library.

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thierry Belleguic (chair), Universite Laval. Nicholas Cronk and Kate Tunstall, Oxford University; Wilda Anderson, KSAS. Peabody Library.

Sat., Nov. 20—

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jacob Vance (chair), Emory University. Sophie Turner and Sarah Wilewski Oxford University; Hanna Roman and Gabrielle Ponce, KSAS. 388 Gilman.  HW

2 to 3:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion, Walter Stephens (chair), KSAS. 388 Gilman.  HW


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

Tues., Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m. “Turning the Leaves on Trees Into Transactable Commodities,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with John Lewis, Terra Global Capital LLC. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5786. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m. “New Frontiers in Human Rights and Health Policy,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with visiting scholar Leonard Rubenstein. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5982. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 16, 12:45 p.m. “The Brazil-U.S. Agenda,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Mauro Vieira, Brazilian ambassador to the U.S. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. “Does the United States Matter to Governments and People in Central Asia and the Caucasus? Should It?” a Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS panel discussion with experts from the region. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-7723. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. “Painting Black Spaces Red, Black and Green: The Constitutionality of the Mural Movement,” a Rap Session in Africana Studies, facilitated by Jesse Merriam, KSAS. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, the Black Graduate Student Association and the Black Student Union. For information, call 410-516-6385. Multipurpose Room, Charles Commons.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m. “Belarus 2010: Presidential Elections, Political Stability and Foreign Relations,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Orest Deychakivsky, Helsinki Commission; David Kramer, Freedom House; and Taras Kuzio and Mitchell Orenstein (moderator), SAIS. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5880. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. “Innovation and Learning for Front-Line Development Practitioners,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Tony Barclay, president, Development Practitioners Forum. To RSVP, e-mail or call 201-739-7425. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. “Caillaud’s Travels to Egypt in the 19th Century,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Andrew Bednarski, American Research Center in Egypt. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Wed., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. “Moving Beyond the Struggle: The Power in Our Community,” an East Baltimore Community forum on sickle cell disease with researcher Michael DeBaun, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine, the SoM Diversity Council and the Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence. To RSVP, e-mail or call 410-502-6568. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  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

Mon., Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. “Lynch Syndrome-Associated Endometrial Cancer—A Practicing Pathologist’s Perspective,” Pathology grand rounds with Robert Soslow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., Nov. 17, 12:30 and 1 p.m. Information session for the Health Ambassador Volunteers program of the Johns Hopkins Healthy Community Schools Initiative. Volunteers will lead educational workshops on combating diabetes, motivate children to choose healthy habits and work with the community to create a healthier Baltimore. Co-sponsored by SOURCE and the Center for Social Concern. W2030 SPH.  EB


Tues., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. The Leslie Hellerman Memorial Lecture—“Ribonucleotide Reductases: Targets for New Therapeutics” by JoAnne Stubbe, MIT. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Tues., Nov. 16, 6:15 p.m. “Can You Dig It? Blackness and Meaning in the Art of David Hammons,” a History of Art graduate student lecture by Tobias Wofford. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. The Hinkley Lecture—“ ‘The Manner of Submission’: Gender and Gesture in 17th-Century London” by Laura Gowing, King’s College London. Sponsored by History. 308 Gilman (Reception follows in Café Azafran).  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. “African-American Literature: The Past in the Present,” a Tudor and Stuart lecture by Kenneth Warren, University of Chicago. Sponsored by English. 388 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m. “Blacks: A Reviled Minority,” an Africana Dialogues lecture by Ancella Livers, Institute for Leadership Development and Research. Sponsored by Anthropology. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 19, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders + Legends Lecture—“Strategies for Winning in the Digital Commerce Age” by Michael George, president and CEO, QVC Inc. (See story, p. 9.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Fri., Nov. 19, 4 p.m. “The Charles E. Dohme Memorial Lecture—“Neurons, Mitochondria, Astrocytes, Glycolysis—What’s the Connection With Cancer?” by Sir Salvador Moncada, University College London. Sponsored by Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. WBSB Auditorium.  EB


Thursday through Sat., Nov. 18 to 20, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Peabody Opera Theatre’s production of Jules Massenet’s Manon. (See story, p. 5.) $25 general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Nov. 20, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents the Claremont Trio. (See photo, p. 16.) $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen Museum & Library members, $10 for full-time students with ID. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended; or call 410-516-0341. Tickets include museum admission and a post-concert tea reception. Bakst Theatre.  Evergreen

Sun., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber concert featuring music by Mendelssohn. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.  HW


Fri., Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house for the Whiting School of Engineering’s Master of Science in Security Informatics program. Concurrent sessions in 214 Maryland and 313 Maryland; refreshments at noon in 214 Maryland.  HW


Tues., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Local author and historian Harry Ezratty will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Baltimore in the Civil War: The Pratt Street Riots and a City Divided. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  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, noon. “Contributions of Materials Innovations to Sustainable Infrastructure,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Kimberly Kurtis, Georgia Tech. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 15, noon. “Role of Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis in Regulation of Iron Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Human Disease Models,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Tracey Rouault, NICHHD/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

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, 1:30 p.m. “Engineering Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jordan Green, SoM. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

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, 2:30 p.m. “Synthetic HCV 1a Virus: Reconstructing a Representative Genome,” a Center for Computational Genomics seminar with Supriya Munshaw, SoM. 517 PCTB.  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. 16, 12:15 p.m. “Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Smoke-free Legislation in Gujarat, India,” an Institute for Global Tobacco Control seminar with Elisabeth Donaldson, Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Co-sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society. W4030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Nov. 16, 1 p.m. “Consequences of Aneuploidy in Mammalian Cells,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Bret Williams, MIT. G-007 Ross.  EB

Tues., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. “Plato, Aristotle and the Methods of Ethics,” a Philosophy seminar with Dominic Scott, University of Virginia. 288 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. “Extended Torelli Map,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Valery Alexeev, University of Georgia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. “Speech Technologies: Understanding and Coping With Speech Variability,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Carol Espy-Wilson, University of Maryland. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 17, noon. “Next Generation Sequencing of Cancers: Many Challenges, Many Opportunities, but a Roller Coaster Worth Riding,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with David Huntsman, University of British Columbia. G-007 Ross.  EB

Wed., Nov. 17, noon. “A Summarization Journey: From Extraction to Abstraction,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Vauveda Varma, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India. North Conference Room, Stieff Bldg.

Wed., Nov. 17, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Public Health Implications From Sex Offender Policy and Practice Research” with Elizabeth Letourneau, Medical University of South Carolina. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 17, 3 p.m. “Using High Energy X-rays to Study the Mechanical Behavior of Materials,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Matthew Miller, Cornell University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Nov. 17, 3:45 p.m. “The Conservatism of Bonferroni for a Large Number of Nearly Independent Comparisons,” a Biostatistics seminar with Michael Proschan, NIAID. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 18, 9 a.m. “Acceptability of HPV Vaccine and HPV Prevalence Among Female Sex Workers in Lima, Peru,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Brandon Brown. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 18, 10:45 a.m. “Growth and Function of Microvascular Structure in vitro and in vivo,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Abraham Stroock, Cornell University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, noon. “NS5A: The Swiss Army Knife of the Hepatitus C Virus,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Craig Cameron, Pennsylvania State University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 18, noon. “Vesicle Formation and Protein Quality Control in the Endoplasmic Reticulum,” a Cell Biology seminar with Elizabeth Miller, Columbia University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m. “Latent Process Models for Time Series of Attributed Random Graphs,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Nam Lee, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. The Bromery Seminar—“Transportation and Other Radwaste Issues” with Ruth Weiner, Sandia National Laboratories. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. “Actin Comets vs. Membrane Ruffles: Distinctive Roles of Phosphoinositides in Actin Reorganization,” a Biology seminar with Takanari Inoue, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. “Putting a New Frame on Content: Media 3.0 in an Age of iPads, Mashed-Up Hybrids and an Audience That Generates Content,” a Press and Public Policy seminar with David Carr, media reporter, New York Times. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Seating is limited; RSVP to lvr@jhu
.edu. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 132 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 19, 10:45 a.m. “Computational Thinking in Language Design,” a Computer Science seminar with Alfred Aho, Columbia University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 22, 12:15 p.m. “Challenges for Polio Eradication in India,” an International Health seminar with Rajib Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. “Health Reform: A Path to Health Equity,” a Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Daniel Dawes, Premier Healthcare Alliance. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Nov. 23, 10:45 a.m. “Machine Learning and Multiagent Reasoning: From Robot Soccer to Autonomous Traffic,” a Computer Science seminar with Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Nov. 23, noon. “Rho1 and the Formin Bni1 Mediate a Novel Endocytic Pathway in Yeast,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Beverly Wendland, KSAS. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Nov. 23, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Munitions Investigation and Interim Removals at Fort Monroe, Va.” with Timothy Reese, EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Mon., Nov. 29, 12:15 p.m. “Micro RNAs in Cancer and Development,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andrea Ventura, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 29, 2 p.m. “Systematic RNA Interference to Probe Cancer Cell Vulnerabilities,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Kenneth Chang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. G-007 Ross.  EB

Mon., Nov. 29, 2 p.m. “The Epidemiology of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence, Correlates and Mortality,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Mariana Laza-Elizondo. Suite 2-600, 2024 Bldg.  EB

Mon., Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m. “Controversy and Cancer Prevention: Media Messages About the HPV Vaccine,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Dana Casciotti. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m. “Aetna’s Commitment to Reducing Disparities in Health Care: Aetna’s Racial and Ethnic Equality Initiatives,” a Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Wayne Rawlins and Michelle Toscano, Aetna. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. “Monotonicity for the Chern-Moser Curvature Tensor and the CR Embedding Problem Into Hyperquadrics,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Xiaojun Huang, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Tues., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fall supplier exhibit, sponsored by the JHU Core Store, with representatives from 16 life science companies. The newest version of the Genetic Resources Core Facility Catalog will be available. Light fare and refreshments served. Turner Concourse.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. “Singing in the Dark,” an exploration of creativity and madness with Grammy Award–winning Irish vocalist Susan McKeown, and an introduction and discussion with J. Raymond DePaulo and Kay Redfield Jamison. Part of the Arts and Psychiatry series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. Hurd Hall.  EB


Fri., Nov. 19, and Sat., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. $15 general admission; $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and retirees; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn.  HW


The Center for Educational Resources presents a series of workshops on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to all faculty, staff and students in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who will serve as administrators to a Blackboard course. To register, go to
.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Thurs., Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”