January 31, 2011

Calendar — January 31, 2011


Wed., Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m. “An Ensemble View of Biology,” a Biology colloquium with Vincent Hilser, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 5 p.m. “Rethinking the Repertoire: Rescuing History, Criticism and Performance From Oblivion,” a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Leon Botstein, president of Bard College.  (See In Brief, p. 2.) Goodwin Recital Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m. “The Kyrgyz Republic: Stabilization Through Civilian Expertise,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program discussion with Robert Loftis, U.S. State Department. (A live webcast of the event will be available at www.sais-jhu.edu.) To RSVP, e-mail itlong@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 1, 11 a.m. “Kosovo: Reaching for Europe,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Ahmet Shala, Kosovo economy and finance minister. To RSVP, e-mail transatlanticrsvp@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5883. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. “Careers in Latino Health,” an Access to Experts panel discussion with Miryam Gerdine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Catalina Rodriguez, Office of the Mayor; Maureen Monroy, Esperanza Center; and Fannie Fonseca-Becker, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice, Bienestar, JHSPH Career Services and the JHSPH Student Assembly. W1030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. “Looking Beyond Gbagbo: Can the Ivory Coast Recover Its Political and Economic Status?” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Dwayne Woods, Purdue University; and Paul Melly, Chatham House. To RSVP, e-mail itolber1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m. “Report From Cancun: The Future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Jonathan Pershing, U.S. State Department. To RSVP, e-mail eregloballeadersforum@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5786. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Discussion of the book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error with author and freelance journalist Kathryn Schulz. Sponsored by the International Reporting Project at SAIS.  To RSVP, e-mail irp@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-7726. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Skating on Stilts: Thinking Seriously About Cyberwar,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. (The speaker’s comments will be off the record.) To RSVP, e-mail tbascia1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5982. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Thurs., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. Screening of two documentaries produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Maryland Institute College of Art about how food is produced and how it reaches our plates: The Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary, and Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH.  EB


Wed., Feb. 2, and Thurs., Feb. 3, 4:30 p.m. Tour of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and Intro to Research, a chance to become familiar with the library and learn some tips and tricks for getting research projects started. Sponsored by Research Services. Electronic Resource Center, M- Level, MSE Library.  HW


Mon., Jan. 31, 5:15 p.m. “The Art of War as a Literary Genre in Antiquity and the Renaissance,” a Classics lecture by Marco Formisano, Humboldt-Universitat Berlin. Co-sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 108 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. “Integrating Policy, Practice and Research to Improve End-of-Life Care,” a School of Nursing talk with Patricia Davidson, director, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, a collaborative venture of the University of Technology, Curtin University and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. 217 Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Fri., Feb. 4, 4:15 p.m. “Plato and the Poets,” a Classics lecture by Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, and the University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Philological Society. 130D Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 7, noon. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture—“How Rabbis and Priests Created the Frankist Movement: The Conversion of Jacob Frank and His Followers” by Pawel Maciejko, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW


Mon., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Computer Music Consort performs a concert of contemporary music dedicated to Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923–2010), founder of the Peabody Electronic Music Studio. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Tues., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Hersch and Mahler. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Jan. 31, noon. “The Role of Growth Factor Signaling and Aging Pathways in Neurodegenerative Diseases,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Kalb, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. “Telomeres and Age-Related Disease,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Mary Armanios, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m. “Selective Motor Control and Focal Dystonia,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Mark Hallet, NIHNINDS. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Empire Without Colonies,” a History seminar with Ed Gray, Florida State University. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning” with Matthew Botvinick, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Characteristic Points on the Blow-up Surface for Semilinear Wave Equation in Dimension One,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Frank Merle, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Feb. 1, 12:10 p.m. “Hospital-Based Interventions to Reduce the Recurrence of Youth Violence,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Kimberly Goodman, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Feb. 1, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Science and Technology Advances for Safe Global Water” with Benito Marinas, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Compactifying the Space of Relative Stable Maps Using Logarithmic Structures,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Qile Chen, Brown University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. “When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Adriana Petryna, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences/University Museum. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Alcohol Problems and Related Disorders: From Twin Studies to GWAS and Back” with Danielle Dick, Virginia Commonwealth University. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. “Latent Space Models for Networks Using Aggregated Relational Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Tyler McCormick, Columbia University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m. “Language Processing in the Web Era,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Kuansan Wang, Microsoft. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. “Rewiring of Carbon Metabolism in the Development of Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jason Locasale, Harvard Medical School. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, noon. “Role of PI3K/PTEN and mTOR Signaling in Epithelial Morphogenesis,” a Cell Biology seminar with Tamara Lotan, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Precambrian Paradoxes: Using Atmospheric Models to Interpret the Early Earth’s Rock Record” with Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, noon. “The National Health and Aging Trends Study: A New Resource for Studying Disability Trends and Dynamics,” a Gerontology Interest Group seminar with Judy Kasper, SPH. W3031 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m. “Price Discrepancy and Optimal Timing to Buy Derivatives,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Tim S.T. Leung, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 3 p.m. “Methods for and Applications of Improved Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Eric Frey, SoM. 311 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. “The Building Strong Families Evaluation,” a Social Policy seminar with Sheena McConnell, Mathematica Policy Research. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 526 Wyman Park Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. “MicroRNAs and RNA Surveillance Converge to Regulate Neural Development,” a Biology seminar with Miles Wilkinson, University of California, San Diego. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 11 a.m. “Can Dynamic Multi-Phase Flow Models Describe Saturation Overshoot and Preferential Flow?” a CEAFM seminar with David DiCarlo, University of Texas, Austin. 110 Maryland.  HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 12:15 p.m. “Lipoprotein Composition and Transport Are Altered by Hibernation in Ground Squirrels,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jessica Otis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 1 p.m. “Odor-Induced Responses of Olfactory Sensory Neurons Are Amplified by Anoctamin-2 and Terminated by NCKX4,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Aaron Stephan. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. The Washington Consortium Latin American Theory Seminar discussing Terry Eagleton’s book On Evil (Yale University Press). Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Mon., Feb. 7, noon. “Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Restriction: Insights Into Development and Disease,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Seth Margolis, Harvard Medical School. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. “Social Regulation of the Brain: Cellular Consequences of Social Status,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Russell Fernald, Stanford University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. “The Evolution of Critical Wave-Maps,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jacob Sterbenz, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Thurs., Feb. 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the sixth annual student-curated focus show, Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Maryland. (See story, p. 12.) Remarks by the student curators at 6 p.m., and light refreshments. Reservations required; e-mail homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or call 410-516-6710. $8 general admission, free for Homewood Museum members and JHU faculty, staff and students with appropriate ID. Exhibition continues through April 17. Homewood Museum.  HW


The Future of the Arctic, sponsored by SAIS’ Canadian Studies and International Relations programs.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. Reception. To RSVP, e-mail v.starr.lee@
jhu.edu or call 202-663-5714. 806 Rome Bldg.

Wed., Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers include David Vanderswaag, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Capt. J.J. Fisher, U.S. Coast Guard; Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome’s University, Ontario; Heather Conley, SAIS; Ruth Wedgwood, SAIS; Andrew Holland, International Institute for Strategic Studies; author Willie Hensley; Julie Gourley, U.S. State Department; Caitlyn Antrim, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans; Marlene Laruelle, SAIS; Anne Mette Vestergaard, deputy chief of mission, Danish Embassy. The full agenda is available at www.sais-jhu
.edu/bin/q/t/arctic.pdf. To RSVP, e-mail starr.lee@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5714. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.


The Center for Educational Resources sponsors 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 www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Feb. 1, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., Feb. 2, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Thurs., Feb. 3, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Blackboard,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction and an overview of the capabilities of Blackboard 9.1. The training is open to Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs; staff are also welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW