December 6, 2010

Calendar — December 6, 2010


Tues., Dec. 7, 4:15 p.m. “Role of Surfaces and Interfaces in Photovoltaics,” a Chemistry colloquium with Robert Opila, University of Delaware. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. “Bringing Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole and Its Environs Into Focus With Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics,” an STSci colloquium with Andrea Ghez, UCLA. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. “From Brain to Society: The Biology of Social Preferences,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Michael Platt, Duke University. 233 Ames.  HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 5 p.m. “Editing Schumann’s Piano Concerto: From Sources to Critical Edition,” a Peabody DMA colloquium with Michael Musgrave, Juilliard School. 308C Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Fri., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. “The James Webb Space Telescope: We Can See the Beginning,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Kathryn Flanagan, STSci. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Mon., Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. “Kosovo and Serbia: A Challenge for a Historic Accord,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Veton Surroi, chair, Foreign Policy Club of Kosovo. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5880. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Dec. 8, noon. “Women in the Boardroom: The EU Strategy for Gender Equality,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Viviane Reding, vice president, European Commission and EU commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship; and Susan Ness (moderator), SAIS. For information or to RSVP, go to http://transatlantic
.htm. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m. “Transplant Pathology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Pathology grand rounds with Lorraine Racusen, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

Fri., Dec. 10, 12:15 p.m. “Building Blocks for a Clinical Informatics Research and Development Lab,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Paul Nagy, SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. “The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid,” Pathology grand rounds with Syed Ali, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Tues., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. The Polly Walker Ecology Fund Lecture—“The Roots of Health: The Importance of an Ecological Perspective on Our Food System” by Charles Benbrook, author and chief scientist, the Organic Center. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders + Legends Lecture—“Investing in Youth: A Compelling Case for Global Corporate Social Responsibility” by Sir David Bell, director, the Economist Group. (See story, p. 7.) Business attire required. Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Thurs., Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. The Alicia Showalter Reynolds Memorial Lecture—“Oscillations and Entrainment in a Three-Protein Circadian Clock” by Erin O’Shea, Harvard University. Sponsored by the SoM Graduate Students Association. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Mon., Dec. 13, 4 p.m. The Dean’s Lecture I—“Signaling Networks Regulating Survival and Death in the Brain” by Valina Dawson, SoM. Sponsored by the School of Medicine. Hurd Hall.  EB


Mon., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble perform. East Hall.  Peabody

Tues., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform music by Beethoven and Britten. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 9, and Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m. Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra performs with the Preparatory String Ensemble. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra performs music by Brahms, Saint-Saens and Hanson. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Tues., Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. Leon Fleisher, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Piano at the Peabody Conservatory, and co-author Anne Midgette, will discuss and sign copies of My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music.  (See In Brief, p. 2.) Bank of America Lounge.  Peabody


Mon., Dec. 6, noon. “Protein Quality Control at the Endoplasmic Reticulum,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Yihong Ye, NIDDKD/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, noon. “Mechanisms Underlying the Resolution of Lung Inflammation and Injury Following Mechanical Ventilation in Mice,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Alexis Bierman. W7023 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, noon. “Optimization of Protein Folding in vivo Uncovers a New Chaperone Called Spy,” a Biophysics seminar with James Bardwell, University of Michigan. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m. “About Meiotic Silencing…,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rodolfo Aramayo, Texas A&M. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. “HIV Status, Fertility Intentions and Sexual Risk Reduction Intentions Among Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing Participants in Ethiopia,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Yung-Ting Bonnenfant. E4611 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. “Photon Counting Detectors for X-ray Imaging—With Example Applications in Mammography and CT,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Mats Danielsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Dec. 6, 2 p.m. “Rewirable Gene Regulatory Networks in the Pre-Implantation Embryonic Development of Three Mammalian Species,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Sheng Zhong, University of Chicago, Urbana-Champaign. G-007 Ross.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m. “Developmental and Intergenerational Origins of U.S. Health Disparities,” a Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Christopher Kuzawa, Northwestern University. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. “Initial Time Singularities in Mean Curvature Flow,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Dec. 7, noon. “Genetic Approaches to Ion Channels, Circuits and Peptides,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Nitabach, Yale School of Medicine. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Dec. 8, noon. “Electronic Health Record Use, Delegation and Productivity in Primary Care,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Julia Adler-Milstein, Harvard University. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 8, noon. “Nanocomposites for Distributed Structural Monitoring and Damage Detection,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Kenneth Loh, University of California, Davis. 75 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Dec. 8, noon. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Trafficking and Function of the Sialomucin Endolyn/CD164 in Renal Epithelial Cells” with Gudrun Ihrke, SoM. Sponsored by Physiology. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Sexual Offending in Context: Understanding the Ecology of Youths Who Commit Sexual Crimes” with Scott Ronis, University of New Brunswick. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. “Intrinsic Disorder, Local Unfolding and Allostery in an Ensemble,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Vincent Hilser, KSAS. 517 PCTB.  EB

Wed., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. “Biochemical Genomics of Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Tim Hughes, University of Toronto. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. “Access to Primary and Preventive Health Care Among Foreign-Born Adults in Canada and the United States,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Lydie Lebrun. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, noon. “Sandflies: The Unspoken Heroes of an Anti-Leishmania Vaccine,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jesus Valenzuela, NIAID/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, noon. “An Unconventional Pump-Channel Interaction Puts the CA in Cancer,” a Cell Biology seminar with Rajini Rao, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, 1 p.m. “Schizophrenia, Genes and Environment,” a Neuroscience research seminar with David St. Clair, University of Aberdeen, UK. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Fri., Dec. 10, 1 p.m. “Regulation for the fps1 Glycerol Channel in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Sara Beese. W1020 SPH.  EB

Fri., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. “The Genetics of Desiccation Tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Dean Calahan. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. “Going Beyond the USDA Food Security Measure: Exploring Coping Behaviors Used in Food-Insecure Households,” a Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Andrea Smith Anater, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 13, 4 p.m. “Scattering and Decay on Black-Hole Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Avraham Soffer, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Research Day.  EB

Mon., Dec. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Poster sessions; in addition there will be a booth announcing the launch of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Learning Lab, a collaboration between Hopkins research and corporate sponsors. 6:30 p.m. Awards and closing remarks. Turner Concourse.

Tues., Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Luncheon with guest speaker William Young, UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research, on the topic, “Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Research: A Paradigm for Interdisciplinary Collaboration.” Tilghman Auditorium.

Mon., Dec. 6, 5 to 7 p.m. “Homewood by Candlelight,” annual event featuring the historic house decorated with garlands and boxwood for the holidays, its rooms set for entertaining and the sounds of live music in the reception hall; eggnog and cookies will be served in the wine cellar. (See photo, p. 12.) The museum shop offers a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas. $6 general admission, free for museum members and JHU students.  Homewood Museum.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Student Assembly Auction, an annual fundraiser for the student conference fund. The silent auction takes place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the live auction takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the JHSPH Student Assembly. E2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. “An Ever Green Evening,” featuring the mansion bedecked with artfully trimmed trees, mulled cider and seasonal refreshments, a festooned period sleigh and gifts available in the museum shop. In addition, there will be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind hand-decorated dollhouses and the opening of the third annual Johns Hopkins student photography show, Evergreen as Muse. $6 general admission; free for Evergreen members and JHU students. Reservations required; call 410-516-0341 or e-mail  Evergreen Museum & Library

Sat., Dec. 11, noon to 4 p.m. “Silhouettes for the Holidays,” cut-paper silhouette sittings with master portraitist Erik Johnson. $40 for two copies of each portrait; framing available at additional cost. Sittings take approximately 10 minutes. Advance pre-paid reservations required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sat., Dec. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Make and Take holiday card workshop led by Evergreen director and curator James Abbott. Participants will use an array of colorful papers, ribbons, fabrics and printed illustrations to create holiday and gift cards; open to all ages. $6 general admission; free for Evergreen members and JHU students. Reservations required; call 410-516-0341 or e-mail Evergreen Museum & Library


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 Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Thurs., Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”