February 21, 2011

Calendar — February 21, 2011


Mon., Feb. 21 through Wed., Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For eligibility requirements, go to www.hopkinsworklife.org/community/blood_drive_locations
.html. To schedule a donation, call 410-550-0289. Francis X. Knott Conference Center.  Bayview


Tues., Feb. 22, 4:15 p.m. “Natural and Artificial Catalysis by Flavin-Based Compounds,” a Chemistry colloquium with Ksenija Glusac, Bowling Green State University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. “Puzzles in Galaxy Scaling Relations,” an STSci colloquium with Stephane Courteau, Queen’s University. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. “Population Cycles, Disease and Networks of Ecological Knowledge,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Susan Jones, University of Minnesota. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3:45 p.m. “Learning and Representing Talker-Specific Acoustic Detail: Effects on Language Processing in Preschoolers and Adults,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Sarah Creel, University of California, San Diego. 134A Krieger.  HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. “Emerging Non-GPS Navigation Technology for Aerospace Systems,” an Applied Physics Laboratory Black History Month colloquium with Darryll Pines, University of Maryland. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. “The Eurozone Crisis: Stumbling Toward Economic Government,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with David Cameron, Yale University. For information, e-mail atobin1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5796. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m. “The Rise of HIV/AIDS as a Global Health Issue: A Reporter’s Notebook,” a SAIS Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative discussion with Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times. To RSVP, e-mail tnagpaL1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5947. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m. “Do Not Die: The Nigerian Voter Restored,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Okey Ndibe, Brown University and Trinity College. For information, e-mail itolber1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-
Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:45 p.m. “Current State of Play in the Markets: Stability or Volatility?” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Patrick Esteruelas, Moody’s Investors Service. To RSVP, e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m. “A Global Network of Development Practitioners,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Raj Kumar, Devex (Development Executive Group). To RSVP, e-mail developmentroundtable@
jhu.edu or call 201-739-7425. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


The 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. 22, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in Engineering.”

Wed., Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m. “Refworks.”

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. “Introduction to Research in Medicine.”

Wed., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master in Applied Economics degree program, offering a chance to discuss curricula, submit an application and meet program director Frank Weiss. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2848. Washington D.C. Center.

Mon., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Arts in Government degree program, sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2898. Washington D.C. Center


Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture III by Srinivasa Raja, SoM. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office, School of Medicine. Hurd Hall.  EB

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 to 6 p.m. The Humanities Center presents a series of talks by Robert Pippin, University of Chicago—“Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy I”; “Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past”; “ ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai”; and a discussion of Edgar Ulmer’s Detour. 208 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. “Betwixt and Between, the Hidden and the Seen—The Poetics of Anticipation in Exile Tibetan Politics,” an Anthropology lecture by Urmila Nair, KSAS. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. The Walter M. Elsasser Memorial Lecture—“How Science Made a Difference in Ending the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” by Marcia McNutt, U.S. Geological Survey. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium.  HW


Tues., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Puts, Ibert and Ravel. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 24 through Sat., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Opera performs Remember the Fifties, a double bill of one-act operas by Lee Hoiby (This Is the Rill Speaking), and Leonard Bernstein (Trouble in Tahiti). $25 general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, go to www
.missiontix.com or call Theatre Project at 410-752-8558. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.


Fri., Feb. 25, 4 to 6 p.m. Open house for the new Institute for NanoBioTechnology headquarters, featuring lab tours, video premiere and refreshments. For information, call 410-516-5634. 100 NEB.  HW


Mon., Feb. 21, noon. “Transcriptional Pausing: A Unique Mechanism in the Regulation of Hematopoietic Differentiation,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xiaoying Bai, Children’s Hospital Boston. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 21, noon. “Genetic and Imaging Analysis of Glial Cell Development in Zebrafish,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Bruce Appel, University of Colorado School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 21, noon. “Nucleation of Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Formation: Why Endocytosis Is the Pits,” a Biophysics seminar with Kat Jenkins, KSAS. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. “Using Mouse Genetics to Unravel the Pathways That Regulate Morphogenesis,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Irene Zohn, Children’s Research Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m. “Ultraconserved Nonsense: Gene Regulation by Splicing and RNA Surveillance,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Steven Brenner, University of California, Berkeley. 110 Clark.  HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. “Reading the Trial of Dr. Sacheverell,” a History seminar with Brian Cowen, McGill University. Co-sponsored by Humanities. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. “Iwasawa Theory for Supersingular Modular Forms,” a Number Theory/Topology joint seminar with Sarah Zerbes, University of Exeter. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Feb. 22, noon. “MicroRNA-Mediated Conversion of Human Fibroblasts to Neurons,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Andrew Yoo, Stanford University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Feb. 22, 12:10 p.m. “The Hidden Life of Guns: Investigative Research and Revelations About the Source of Guns Used in Crime,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with David Fallis, The Washington Post. 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. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m. “Fast Splitting and Alternating Linearization Methods for Convex Optimization,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Shiqian Ma, Columbia University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4 p.m. “Imaging and Genetic Analysis of Peripheral Nerve Development in Zebrafish,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Bruce Appel, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Tues., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. “Entrainment to the Other in Conversational Speech,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Can Genetics Explain the Heterogeneity of Psychiatric Illness? The Case of Schizophrenia” with Ayman Fanous, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. “A Subversive View of Global Health,” a Center for Global Health seminar with Stephen Lewis, co-founder and co-director, AIDS-Free World. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. “Mapping, Rewiring and Evolving Bacterial Signaling Pathways,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Michael Laub, MIT and HHMI. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. “Personalized Genomic Medicine: Latent Variable Models for Assessing Individual Drug Sensitivity and for Predicting Hereditary Disease Risk,” a Biostatistics seminar with W. Evan Johnson, Brigham Young University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 10:45 a.m. “Get Another Label? Improving Data Quality and Machine Learning Using Multiple, Noisy Labelers,” a Computer Science seminar with Panagiotis Ipeirotis, New York University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. “Mechanisms of Host Defense Against Intestinal Worm Infection,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Fred Finkelman, Children’s Hospital Medical Research Foundation. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. “How Does Initial Treatment Choice Affect Short-Term and Long-Term Costs for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer,” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Kevin Frick, SPH. Part of the LunchLearnLink series. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. “Outcome Expectancies and the Mysterious Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Reinforcement Learning,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Geoffrey Schoenbaum, University of Maryland. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m. “Large-Scale Optimization With Applications in Compressed Sensing,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Fatma Kilinc Karzan, Georgia Institute of Technology. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. “The Economic Burden of MRSA in Europe: A Swiss Case Study on Sources of Bias, Cost-Effectiveness and Organizational Factors Affecting Hospital Policy,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Ananthram Murthy. W3031 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. “Shear Thickening in Concentrated Suspensions and a General Stress Equation for Particulate Fluids,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Eric Brown, University of Chicago. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Fri., Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Political Science with featured speakers Jacob Hacker, Yale University; Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University; Dan Slater, University of Chicago; and Neta Crawford, Boston University. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 4 p.m. “Structural and Functional Aspects of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions in Innate Immunity,” a Biology seminar with Gerardo Vasta, University of Maryland School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Feb. 25, 11 a.m. “Energy Efficiency: From Fundamental Physics to Power Systems,” a CEAFM seminar with Dennice Gayme, Caltech. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 10 a.m. “Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Pharmacokinetic and Safety Studies,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Daniel Roth. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 28, noon. “CDX2, a Transcription Factor With Dynamic Binding Sites and Distinct Functions During Differentiation,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Verzi, Harvard Medical School. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 28, noon. “Global Enclosures, Food Crises and the Ecological Contradictions of Capitalism,” a Sociology seminar with Farshad Araghi, Florida State University. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. “The Changing Landscape of Cancer Genomics,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Kenneth Kinzler, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. “Setting the Dynastic Record Straight: High Politics and Mundane Heirlooms Among the Habsburgs, 1578–1617,” a History seminar with Luc Duerloo, University of Antwerp. Co-sponsored by Humanities. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Rapid Loss of Long-Term, Stable Spatial Firing Patterns of Place Cells by Inhibiting PKM?” with Jeremy Barry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. “The Aleksandrov-Fenchel Inequalities of k+1-Convex Domains,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Yi Wang, Princeton University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Mon., Feb. 22. Commemoration Day, celebration of the 135th anniversary of JHU’s founding. (See In Brief, p. 2.) 9 to 11 a.m. Commemoration Day buttons on the Breezeway. Noon to 2 p.m. Birthday cake, a special exhibit and a cappella groups; special knit caps for the first 500 students wearing JHU attire (J-Card required). Sponsored by Student Life, the Parents Fund and the Office of the Deans. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., Feb. 24. Global Health Day events, sponsored by the Center for Global Health. For details, go to www.hopkinsglobalhealth
.org/education_events/events/global_health_day/index.html. W1214 SPH.  EB

noon to 1 p.m. Opening presentations with remarks by President Ron Daniels, and faculty awards. Refreshments follow presentations.

1 to 4 p.m. Global Health Student Experience Fair, an opportunity to view posters and talk to students about their experiences overseas.

4 to 5 p.m. Prize recipients announced, followed by refreshments.

Thurs., Feb. 24, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial event honoring M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, including a special seminar, a reception and the opening of The Wolman Pebble Count installation (located in the F. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center). (See story, p. 12.) 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World, with Franklin Raines, former chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Sat., Feb. 26, 3 to 7 p.m. “Privileged Pursuits Party,” an evening of dancing with Goucher College’s dance history ensemble Choregraphie Antique, live music, period gaming, savories, fencing demonstrations by the Mid-Atlantic Society for Historical Swordsmanship and costumed interpreters. In conjunction with Homewood Museum’s current exhibition, Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Maryland. $20 general admission, $15 for museum members, $10 for students. Advance registration required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW


Wed., Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. “Navigating the U.S. Job Market for International Students,” a workshop for international students seeking work in the U.S., with immigration lawyers Mark Rhoads and Helen Konrad from the firm McCandlish Holton. Sponsored by Career Services. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. “Introduction to TeamSpot,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction to the collaborative environment software. 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