December 13, 2010

Calendar — December 13, 2010


Mon., Dec. 20 through Wed., Dec. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Red Cross/Johns Hopkins Bayview blood drive. All donors will receive a copy of the Cooking for Heroes cookbook, featuring recipes from donors and celebrities, as well as a meal coupon and parking pass (if needed). (See In Brief, p. 2.) To schedule a donation, call 410-550-0289. Pavilion Conference Room.  Bayview


Wed., Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m. “Early Galactic Nucleosynthesis: The Impact of HST/STIS Spectra of Metal-Poor Stars,” an STSci colloquium with Chris Sneden, University of Texas, Austin. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Fri., Dec. 17, noon. “Syllogistics and the Soul: From the Toolbox of a 13th-Century Philosopher in Baghdad,” a Philosophy colloquium with Lukas Muehlethaler, Freie Universitat Berlin. 288 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m. “Drugs and Conflict: The Influence of U.S. Policy,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Vanda Felbab-Brown, the Brookings Institution; Sidney Weintraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Patrick Ward, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Speakers’ comments are not for attribution.) Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. To RSVP, go to https://salsa.wiredforchange
20905. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. “U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Release of the Updated Energy Outlook to 2035,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Richard Newell, administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Dec. 16, noon. “Working With a Post-Lisbon EU,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with William Kennard, U.S. ambassador to the European Union. To RSVP, go to transatlanticrsvp@ or call 202-663-5883. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. “The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: Basic Concepts, Terminology Issues and Clinical Applications,” Pathology grand rounds with Syed Ali, SoM. Hurd Hall.  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


Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Bozza, Holst, Ticheli and Barnes. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 18, 3 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs. East Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Dec. 13, noon. “Exploring the Chromatin and Nuclear Lamina Interface,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Karen Reddy, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m. “The Adoptee—Identity, Adjustment and Mental Health,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics lunch seminar with Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School. W3008 SPH.  EB

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

Tues., Dec. 14, noon. “Regulation and Neuronal Role of Diacylglycerol Kinase Theta,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Daniel Raben, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Dec. 14, noon. “Informatics-Based Interventions: Mobile Health for Chronic Disease Management and Global Health,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Tammara Massey, UCLA. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Dec. 14, noon. The Gates Seminar—“Effect of Social Support and Occurrence of Depressive Symptoms on Weight and CD4 Progression at a HAART Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” with Hibret Alemu, SPH. Sponsored by the Gates Institute. W4517 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 15, 10 a.m. “Position Representation: General Principles or Domain-Specificity?” a Cognitive Science thesis defense seminar with Simon Fischer-Baum. 134A Krieger.  HW

Wed., Dec. 15, noon. “Dissecting the Pre-Handoff Chart Biopsy: Information Seeking in the Electronic Health Record,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Brian Hilligoss, University of Michigan. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 15, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Men Who Were Sexually Abused During Childhood: An Examination of Factors That Affect Long-Term Mental Health” with Scott Easton, University of Iowa. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. “Perinatal Mental Health Problems: Maternal and Child Outcomes and Implications for Prevention,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Julie Leis. 744 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 15, 4 p.m. “Targeting Keap1 for Chemoprotection,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Albena Dinkova-Kostova, University of Dundee, Scotland. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. “Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts to Functional Neurons by Defined Factors,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Marius Wernig, Stanford University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 16, noon. “Regulation of the Host Antiviral Response by ISG15,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Deborah Lenschow, Washington University, St. Louis. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 16, 1 to 5 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 17, 9 to 10:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, with featured panelists Mark D’Esposito, University of California, Berkeley; Jacob Feldman, Rutgers University; Elissa Newport, University of Rochester; Elizabeth Phelps, NYU; Colin Phillips, University of Maryland; Brian Scholl, Yale University; Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute; Karel Svoboda, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marcelo Wood, University of California, Irvine; Bob Wurtz, National Eye Institute, NIH. (See story, p. 1.) Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sat., Dec. 18, 1 p.m. “Memory Strategy Use in Older Adults: Predictors and Health Correlates in the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) Study,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Alden Gross. 188 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 20, noon. “Meaningful Use of EHR Systems and Hospital Quality,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Ajit Appari, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 20, 12:15 p.m. “Mechanisms of Cellular Reprogramming,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Konrad Hochedlinger, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. “Development of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells: Axonal Targeting, Pupillary Light Responses and the Role of Programmed Cell Death in Establishing Cell Spacing,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with David McNeill. 100 Mudd.  HW

Tues., Dec. 21, noon. “Health Literacy, Health Disparities, Health Informatics Interventions,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Alicia Scott-Wright, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 23, 9 a.m. “Candidate Genes and Non-Syndromic Cleft Lip With or Without Palate Among Case-Parent Trios From Chinese Populations,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Tao Wu. W6015 SPH.  EB