February 7, 2011

Calendar: February 7, 2011


Tues., Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m. “Vibrational Analysis of Peptides and Catalytic Reaction Intermediates: New Developments in Cryogenic Ion Spectroscopy,” a Chemistry colloquium with Mark Johnson, Yale University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. “Asepsis: A Realignment of Surgery and Laboratory Science,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Thomas Schlich, McGill University. Seminar Room, 3rd flr, Welch Library.  EB

Fri., Feb. 11, 2 p.m. “Bioterrorism: How Should We Assess the Risk, How Should We Prepare for It?” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Richard Danzig, former secretary of the Navy. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


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. (Speaker’s comments will be off the record.) To RSVP, e-mail tbascia1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5982. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., Feb. 7, 5 p.m. “The African Diaspora’s Role in Development,” a SAIS African Diaspora Association discussion with Richard Cambridge, World Bank. To RSVP, e-mail ada.hopkins@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the SAIS International Development Program and the SAIS African Studies Program. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. “Building Peace Across Borders: Conflict Does Not Stop at Borders, Why Should Peace?” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with William Zartman, SAIS; Sophie Haspeslagh, Conciliation Resources; Gary Milante, World Bank; and Nyeko Caesar Poblicks, Conciliation Resources. Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. To RSVP, go to https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_key=20955. Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 8, 10 a.m. “From 20 Years Ago to 2020: EU-U.S. Relations Through the Eyes of  20-Year-Old Slovenia,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Borut Pahor, prime minister of Slovenia. To RSVP go to http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/events/2011/pahor.htm. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 8, noon. “Recent International Developments in Human Trafficking,” a Protection Project at SAIS discussion with Anne Gallagher, former adviser on human trafficking at the U.N. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. “Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Why Transport Policy Must Lead the Effort to Restrain CO2 Emissions in Transport,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Lee Schipper, Stanford University. To RSVP, e-mail eregloballeadersforum@
jhu.edu or call 202-663-5786. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 9, noon. “Teaching, Learning and What Works,” a JHSPH Student Assembly and JHSPH Faculty Senate roundtable discussion, inviting thoughts and comments on ways to improve teaching and learning. E2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m. “Hungary: A Second Change of the System?” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Pamela Quanrud, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe; Gyorgy Sapary, Hungarian ambassador to the United States; and Charles Gati, SAIS. Co-sponsored by the SAIS Russian and Eurasian Studies Program. To RSVP, e-mail egerasimov@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5795. Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 9, 12:45 p.m. “Mexico’s Political and Economic Challenges in a Context of High Uncertainty,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Roberta Lajous, Mexican ambassador to Austria, Cuba and Bolivia. To RSVP, e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 9, 5 p.m. “Prospects for U.S.-China Relations After the Hu-Obama Summit: Can the Partnership Be Restored?” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with David Shambaugh, George Washington University. To RSVP, e-mail zji1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. “Stuck: Youth in Rwanda,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Marc Sommers, Tufts University, and Saji Prelis (moderator), Search for Common Ground. (Speaker’s comments not for attribution.) Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Grzegorz Kolodko, Kozminski University, Poland, will discuss his book, Truth, Errors and Lies: The Political Economy of 21st Century Globalization. To RSVP, e-mail transatlanticrsvp@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5883. Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m. “The Molecular Diagnostic/Anatomic Pathology Interface: Crucial Diagnostic, Prognostic and Theranostic Applications,” Pathology grand rounds with George Netto, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Milton S. Eisenhower Library offers a series of information sessions on how to do research in the library. To register, go to www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/workshops
.html. Electronic Resource Center, M- Level, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in the Humanities.”

Wed., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. “No Question Is Stupid.”  Learn about using the library’s website. (Send questions to svazakas@jhu.edu.)

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences.”


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

Tues., Feb. 8, noon. “Global Applications of Social Cognitive Theory,” a J.B. Grant International Health Society special lecture by Albert Bandura, Stanford University. Co-sponsored by the departments of Mental Health and Health, Behavior and Society. E2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture—“Embryonic Legal Midrash in Qumran,” by Vered Noam, Tel Aviv University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m. The David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics—“Sharing Benefits, Avoiding Risks: Is There a Duty to Participate in Research?” by Jeffrey Kahn, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by Oncology. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, 5:15 p.m. “Egologies: Goethe and the Instruments of Writing Life,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andrew Piper, McGill University. 479 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. “Roman Nights,” cantatas and concertos by Scarletti and Handel, performed by Tempesta di Mare, chamber players from the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, with contralto Kristina Lewis (Sylvia L. Green Voice Competition winner), performs music by Lees, Mahler and Berlioz. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents soprano Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Justus Zeyen. (See photo, this page.) $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall.  HW


Wed., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Baltimore-based author Angela Balcita will read and sign copies of her memoir, Moonface. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  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

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“The Role of Hilar Neurons of the Dentate Gyrus in Normal Hippocampal Function and Disease” with Helen Scharfman, New York University Langone Medical Center. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. “Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South,” a History seminar with Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania. 308 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Feb. 8, noon. “Coordinated Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Skin Stem Cells,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xiaoyang Wu, Rockefeller University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Feb. 8, noon. “Epidural Prefrontal Cortical Stimulation for Depression,” a Psychiatry seminar with Ziad Nahas, Medical University of South Carolina. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 12:10 p.m. “Sex Work, Violence and HIV Risk,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Michele Decker, SPH. 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. 8, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Water and Energy—Inexorably Entwined Dance Partners, But Without Perfect Choreography” with John Veil, Argonne National Laboratory. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. “The Changing Paradigm of Allergic Contact Dermatitis,” an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Anthony Gaspari, University of Maryland School of Medicine. W7023 SPH.  EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 4 p.m. “Thiazolides, a New Class of Toll-like Receptor Agonists: Phase II Clinical Data in Viral Gastroenteritis and Chronic Hepatitis C in 700 Patients; Future Perspectives in Oncology,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Jean-Francois Armand Rossignol, Romark Laboratories, L.C. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Tues., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. “Ulrich Bundles on del Pezzo Surfaces,” an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Yusuf Mustopa, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. “A Scalable Distributed Syntactic, Semantic and Lexical Language Model,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Shaojun Wang, Wright State University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Challenges in the Genetics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” with Kathleen Merikangas, NIMH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 12:15 p.m. “How Industry Distorted the Scientific Evidence and Turned ‘Snake Oil’ Into a $10 Billion Blockbuster: Lessons for Public Health,” a special Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Thomas Greene, Greene LLP. W3030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. “Metalloregulatory Proteins: Linking Metal Ion Binding to DNA/RNA Recognition,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Sarah Michel, University of Maryland at Baltimore. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 2 p.m. “Human Genome Structural Variation, Disease and Evolution,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Evan Eichler, University of Washington. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 3 p.m. “Soft, Curvilinear Semiconductor Devices for Bio-Integrated Electronics,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with John Rogers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Feb. 9, 3:45 p.m. “Meta Analysis of Functioning Neuroimaging Data via Bayesian Spatial Point Processes,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jian Kang, University of Michigan. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. “From Epigenetic Profiling to Understanding Transcription Regulation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with X. Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, 10:45 a.m. “Algorithms, Randomness and Networks,” a Computer Science seminar with Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland, College Park. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Molecular Surface Geochemistry: A New Approach to the Origin of Life” with Dimitri Sverjensky, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon. “Understanding and Sabotaging HIV Interactions With Target Cells: Unexpected Consequences on Infectivity, Pathogenesis and Immunity,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Graham, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, 1 p.m. “Congential Eye Movements Disorders and the Axon Cytoskeleton,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Elizabeth Engle, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and HHMI. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. “Expectation and Chance-Constrained Models and Algorithms for Insuring Critical Paths,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Siqian Shen, University of Florida. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. “Scaling Facebook,” a Computer Science seminar with Harry Li, infrastructure engineer, Facebook. 300 Shaffer.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. “Scissors in a Membrane: Rhomboid Protease Mechanism and Infectious Disease,” a Biology seminar with Sin Urban, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. “Patriot Royalism: The Stuart Monarchy in American Political Thought, 1769–1775,” the Seminar in Political and Moral Thought with Eric Nelson, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by Philosophy. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Feb. 11, 1 p.m. “Regulation of the Biosynthesis of Glycosylphosphatidyl Inositol Anchors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by the Small G-Protein Ras2,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Ronald Stamper. W1214 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, noon. “Molecular Basis of Transcription Preinitiation and Initiation by RNA Polymerase II,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xin Liu, Stanford University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, noon. “Prokaryotes Fight Back With a CRISPR Response to Infection,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Scott Bailey, SPH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m. “How the Cell Smells: Deficiencies in Primary Cilia Cause Sensory, Neural and Renal Defects and Obesity,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Peter Jackson, Genentech. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Thurs., Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Summer Camp Discoveries Fair, an opportunity to talk to representatives of local and regional camps. Attendees will be able to enter to win discounts toward camp tuition and other prizes. Sponsored by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Turner Concourse.  EB


Thurs., Feb. 10, 1 p.m. “Using Flickr for Research and Instruction,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction and an overview of Flickr, an image sharing and hosting site. 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

Sat., Feb. 12, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Theorem Painting,” a workshop on creating a handmade Valentine’s Day gift using pre-cut stencils and oil paints, with Sandra Coldren of the Pennsylvania League of Craftsmen. Offered in conjunction with Homewood Museum’s current exhibition, Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Maryland. $50 general admission, $45 for members (includes materials and museum admission). Class size is 6 minimum, 15 maximum. Pre-paid registration is required; call 410-516-5589. (Snow date is Feb. 13.) Sponsored by the JHU Museums. Homewood Museum.  HW