February 28, 2011

Calendar — February 28, 2011


Tues., March 1, 4 p.m. “How the Brain Invents the Mind,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Rebecca Saxe, MIT. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., March 1, 4 p.m. “Anthropology of Water Sustainability,” an Anthropology colloquium with Steve Caton, Harvard University. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., March 1, 4:15 p.m. “Firefly Luciferase Bioluminescence—The Hopkins Connection,” a Chemistry colloquium with Bruce Branchini, Connecticut College. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., March 2, 3:30 p.m. “Investigating the Interior Structure of Transiting Planets, From Super Earths to Hot Jupiters,” an STSci colloquium with Jonathan Fortney, University of California, Santa Cruz. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “Zebrafish Chewing the Fat: A Study of Lipid Processing With Guts,” a Biology colloquium with Steve Farber, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., March 2, 5 p.m. “Glarean, Poet/Professor/Scholar,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Inga Mai Groote, Ludwig Maximilian University and the University of Zurich. 308 Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Thurs., March 3, 3 p.m. “The People’s War Against Earthquakes: Science, Natural Disasters and Mass Politics in Communist China,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Fa-Ti Fan, SUNY Binghamton. 300 Gilman.  HW


Tues., March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wed., March 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon. “Africa’s New Era: Learning From the Past and Preparing for the Future,” a Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism conference, with keynote speaker Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana. (See In Brief, p. 2.)  For full agenda of the conference, go to www.sais-jhu.edu/bin/o/q/
africaconfoverview.pdf. Co-sponsored by the SAIS African Studies Program. To RSVP, e-mail
rbwashington@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5650. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., March 1, 4 p.m. “The Use of Open Space Technology in China and Around the World,” a SAIS Grassroots China Initiative discussion with Harrison Owen, originator, Open Space Technology; and Song Qinghua, president, Shining Stone Community Action. (Song Qinghua’s remarks will be in Chinese and will be translated.) To RSVP, e-mail athurst1@
jhu.edu or call 202-663-7727. 533 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 2, 12:45 p.m. “The Global Financial Crisis: Its Implications for Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Augusto de la Torre, World Bank. To RSVP, e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “A Real Tool of Empowerment or Much Ado About Nothing,” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies discussion with Lawrence Repeta, Meiji University in Japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Japan’s Freedom of Information Act. To RSVP, e-mail reischauer@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5812. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 2, 4:30 p.m. “ ‘Between a Man and a Woman’—Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage: A Book-Length Discussion,” a discussion with Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, Le Moyne College, Syracuse. Co-sponsored by Anthropology, the Humanities Center and Women, Gender and Sexuality. 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Wed., March 2 through Sat., March 12. Second Tournees Festival of Contemporary French Cinema. (See story, p. 7.) All films will be in French with English subtitles. For details, go to https://sites.google.com/site/
jhutournees2011.  HW

Wed., March 2, 7:30 p.m. Paris (2007). 26 Mudd.

Thurs., March 3, 7:30 p.m. Bamako (2006). 101 Remsen.

Sat., March 5—

1:45 p.m. Claude Bessy: Traces of a Life (2010). 26 Mudd.

3 p.m. La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris (2009). 26 Mudd. (Followed by a panel discussion of the film with John Mann, documentary filmmaker and lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins, and Susan Mann, professor of dance, Towson University.)


Wed., March 2, noon. “The Molecular Pathology of Dominant Mutations in Parkinson’s Disease,” Pathology grand rounds with Huaibin Cai, SoM. G-007 Ross Bldg.  EB


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

Tues., March 1, 7 p.m. Online information session for the Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology Education, a chance to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design and course structure; also participate in an online Q&A with program faculty and admission representatives. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp.index

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

Wed., March 2, 4 p.m. “Introduction to Research in Science.”

Wed., March 2, 6 p.m. “Introduction to Research in Medicine.”

Wed., March 2, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MS in Energy Policy and Climate degree program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=2900. Washington D.C. Center.


Tues., March 1, 4:30 p.m. The Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture and Award for Contributions to Management in Technology—“Innovation Underlying the Exciting World of Wireless: Technology, Devices, Platforms and Applications” by Irwin Jacobs, co-founder, Qualcomm. Reception follows. Co-sponsored by WSE and the Center for Language and Speech Processing. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 4 p.m. “The Impacts of the Neoliberal Health Care Reform in Colombia,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Cesar Abadia Barrero, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 114 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 4 p.m. The G. Stanley Hall Lecture—“The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life” by Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College. Sponsored by Psychological and Brain Sciences. 110 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 5:15 p.m. “Avons-nous des modeles?” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Tiphaine Samoyault, Universite Paris VIII. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 6 p.m. The 2011 ANSHE Lecture—“Visible Language: The Earliest Writing Systems” with Christopher Woods, University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Students of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Graduate Representative Organization. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., March 4, and Mon., March 7, 4 p.m. The Thalheimer Lectures by Ned Block, New York University. The third lecture in the series takes place on March 9. Sponsored by Philosophy.  110 Maryland (March 4) and 50 Gilman (March 7).  HW


Wed., March 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform music by Ligeti, Badings and Kodaly. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., March 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Fri., March 4, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs with guest artist Steve Wilson, saxophone. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sun., March 6, 4 p.m. Organist Donald Sutherland will perform with C Street Brass. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., March 6, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Andre Watts. $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  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 Atlantic University. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. “A Moral Framework for Parental Decision Making: Being a ‘Good’ Parent,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics lunch seminar with Cynda Hylton Rushton, SoN and SoM. Lunch provided. W3008 SPH.  EB

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, 1:30 p.m. “Using FRET Microscopy to Monitor the Activation, Assembly and Subunit Swapping of CaMKII in Living Cells,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Steven Vogel, NIH/NIAAA. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  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. 28, 4 p.m. “Reading the Trial of Dr. Sacheverell,” a History seminar with Brian Cowen, McGill University. (Rescheduled from Feb. 21.) 308 Gilman.  HW

Tues., March 1, 12:10 p.m. “A Cross-National Comparison of Intimate Partner Homicide,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Jacquelyn Campbell, SoN. 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., March 1, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Interpreting Fluxes From Hydrochemically Diverse Catchments” with Sarah Godsey, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., March 1, 4 p.m. “Aristotle and the Sophists,” a Philosophy seminar with Stephen Menn, McGill University. Co-sponsored by Classics. 288 Gilman.  HW

Tues., March 1, 4:30 p.m. “The Congruence Subgroup Kernel and the Reductive Borel-Serre Compactification,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Leslie Saper, Duke University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed. March 2, 8:30 a.m. “Reflections on the Ethics of Postmarket Safety Research,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Ruth Faden, SPH. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 2, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Genetics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” with Gerald Nestadt, SoM. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., March 2, 3 p.m. “Multi-Functional Smart Materials From Hierarchically Ordered Polymeric Systems,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Rajeswari Kasi, University of Connecticut. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., March 2, 4 p.m. “Texane-Based Tumor-Targeting Chemotherapeutic Agents,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Iwao Ojima, SUNY, Stony Brook. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., March 3, 9 a.m. “Approaches to Measuring Non-Fatal Health Outcomes: Disability at the Iganga-Mayuge Demographic Surveillance System (IM-DSS) in Uganda,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Abdulgafoor Bachani. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 3, 10:30 a.m. “The Dynamic Regulation of Mitochondrial Morphology and Mitofusin Function by Bax,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Megan Cleland, NIDS/NIH. 107 Jenkins.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 10:45 a.m. “Platelets, Coagulation and Cancer Metastasis: A Sticky Situation in the Blood,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Owen McCarty, Oregon Science and Health University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., March 3, noon. “Actin-Induced Plasma Membrane Deformation Triggers Protein Recruitment to Shape Neuronal Morphology,” a Cell Biology seminar with Milos Galic, Stanford University Medical Center. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., March 3, noon. “Quickest Detection of Hidden Clinical and Behavioral State-Transitions: An Optimal Control Approach,” an Institute for Computational Medicine distinguished seminar with Sabatino Santaniello, WSE. Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., March 3, noon. “Three Mischievous Cytokines,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Noel Rose, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 3, noon. “Metals, Reproductive Hormones and Oxidative Stress in Women in Consideration of Correlated Biomarker Measurement Error,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Anna Pollack. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 3, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Dynamic Structures in the Deep Mantle” with Saswata Hier-Majumder, University of Maryland. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., March 3, noon. “Natural Disasters and Civil Conflicts: Priorities for Research,” a Center for Refugee and Disaster Response seminar with Debby Guha-Sapir, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. W4013 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 3, 1 p.m. “Neural Circuit Control of Memory and Motivation in Drosophila,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Scott Waddell, University of Massachusetts Medical School. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., March 3, 1:30 p.m. “A Model for the Cooperative Dynamics of Processive Molecular Motors,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Avanti Athreya, Duke University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 2 p.m. “Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Almaty, Kazakhstan,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Mark Berry. W3031 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 3, 3 to 6:15 p.m., and Fri., March 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Philosophy with featured speakers Michael Williams, KSAS; Peter Godfrey Smith, Harvard University; Julia Driver, Washington University, St. Louis; Ned Block, NYU; L.A. Paul, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Robert Brandom, University of Pittsburgh. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., March 3, 3 p.m. “Application of Compressive Sensing to Cognitive Radio and Digital Holography,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Sang “Peter” Chin, APL. 316 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 4 p.m. “Health Reform: Implementation and Evaluation,” a Social Policy seminar with Linda Blumberg, Urban Institute. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and the departments of Economics and of Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Park Bldg.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 4 p.m. “Mapping Olfaction,” a Biology seminar with Charles Greer, Yale University School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., March 4, noon. “A New Approach to Wind Energy,” a joint CEAFM and Civil Engineering seminar with John Dabiri, Caltech. 110 Hodson.  HW

Fri., March 4, 1 p.m. “Pathogenesis of Genetic and Autoimmune Mouse Models of Myopathy: Identification of Therapeutic Targets,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Kanneboyina Nagaraju, Bayview Medical Center. G03 BRB.  EB

Fri., March 4, 2 p.m. “Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Reproductive Agency in Jordan,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Jennifer McCleary-Sills. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 7, 9 a.m. “Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: Role of Diet Quality and Diet Cost,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Anju Aggarwal. W2008 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 7, noon. “Deconstructing Cilia and Flagella Function With Cryo-Electron Tomography and Structural Proteomics,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniela Nicastro, Brandeis University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 7, 12:15 p.m. “Invasive Podosomes and Cell-Cell Fusion,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Elizabeth Chen, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., March 7, 4 p.m. “A Republic Amidst the Stars,” a History seminar with Eran Shalev, Haifa University. Co-sponsored by Humanities. 308 Gilman.  HW


Mon., Feb. 28 through Fri., March 4. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing honors the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, and the 20th anniversary of SoN’s Peace Corps Fellows Program. The week includes poster displays, open mic events, a photo competition and a keynote speech (Wed., March 2, 4 p.m.) by Sheila Davis, director, Global Nursing at Partners in Health; the event will also include a tribute to the late Sargent Shriver, first director of the Peace Corps. (See story, p. 7.) Anne M. Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Tues., March 1, 8 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World, with journalist and author Bob Woodward. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Shriver Hall.  HW

Thurs., March 3, 5:30 p.m. “At What Cost? Charting the Future of the American Research University,” an Office of the Dean and Office of the Provost discussion with Provost Lloyd Minor. (See story, p. 1.) For more information, go to www.sais-jhu.edu/bin/m/x/provost.pdf. To RSVP, e-mail saispubaffairs@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5648. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., March 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2011 Public Health Career Fair, providing a venue for students to meet with representatives from employers around the country to discuss employment opportunities, consultancies, internships and to obtain career information in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Sponsored by the Career Services Office. For more information, go to www.jhsph
.edu/careers or call 410-955-3034. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall) and Gallery.  EB

Mon., March 7, 2 p.m. Women in Science Tea, in honor of Women’s History Month, bringing together female scientists from various academic levels and sectors of science to network, make new friends, mentor or be mentored. Sponsored by the Biomedical Scholars Association, the Hopkins Biotech Network and the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Association for Women in Science. Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., March 7, 5:30 p.m. “Cartooning, Internet Addiction, Religion and Starting a College,” a slide talk by cartoonist and graphic novelist James Sturm on his work; a book signing will follow. (See story, p. 12.) Co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 F. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center.  HW


Thurs., March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Genetic Resources Core Facility Symposium 2011 featuring exhibits from the GRCF and 16 leading life science companies, as well as seminars on various topics. For more information, go to http://grcf.med.jhu.edu and click on the GRCF Symposium Guide. Sponsored by the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Turner Concourse.  EB


Thurs., March 3, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Blogs and Wikis,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction to these popular communication tools. 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

Fri., March 4, 2 to 6 p.m. WGS Summer Fellows Workshop with Adam Bisno and Ren Pepitone (History); Caroline Block, Serra Hakyemez and Megha Sehdev (Anthropology); and Jessica Valdez (English). Sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. Conference Room A, Levering.  HW