March 7, 2011

Calendar — March 7, 2011


Tues., March 8, and Wed., March 9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, e-mail johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi
.edu or call 410-614-0913. Turner Concourse.  EB


Tues., March 8, 4:15 p.m. “Biosynthesis of Molecular Scaffolds: Indanomycin and Thiostrepton,” a Chemistry colloquium with Wendy Kelly, Georgia Institute of Technology. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., March 9, 3:30 p.m. “Supernovae and Dark Energy,” an STSci colloquium with Andy Howell, Las Cumbres Observatory. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., March 10, 3 p.m. “ ‘In the Last Stages of Irremediable Disease’: American Hospitals and Dying Patients Before World War II,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Emily Abel, UCLA. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., March 10, 3:45 p.m. “The Number of Meanings of English Number Words,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago. 134A Krieger.  HW

Fri., March 11, 2 p.m. “Two Sides of Mikhail Gorbachev at the End of the Cold War: Decisions on Strategic Defenses and Biological Weapons, 1985–1991,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with journalist David Hoffman. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Mon., March 7, noon. “Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Richard Wich, SAIS. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5816. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., March 7, 12:30 p.m. “Turkey in Europe, the Middle East and Beyond,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Turkish ambassador to the United States, Namik Tan. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5880. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., March 7, 4:30 p.m. “Exiting From Japan’s ‘Lost Two Decades’,” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies discussion with economists Osaomi Orita and Iori Kawate. (Event is open to the SAIS community only; the speaker’s comments are off the record.) To RSVP, e-mail reischauer@ or call 202-663-5812. 202 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., March 8, 9:30 a.m. “Civil Society-Military Relations and Human Security,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Rosa Brooks, U.S. Department of Defense; Lisa Schirch, 3D Security; Mark Mykleby, special strategic assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Fulco van Deventer, Cordaid. To RSVP, go to
/o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=21278. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., March 8, 12:30 p.m. “ThinkImpact: Summer Internship Opportunities,” a SAIS Careers in Development brown bag lunch discussion with Saul Garlick, founder and director, ThinkImpact. 206 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 9, noon. “Opportunities for Hopkins Faculty and Staff in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA),” an Office of Sustainability discussion with Joan Norman, One Straw Farm. (See In Brief)  Great Hall, Levering.  HW

Wed., March 9, 12:30 p.m. “The Egyptian Uprising: Context and Contestation,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Diane Singerman, American University. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 9, 12:30 p.m. “Growing Green in a Crowded, Carbon-Constrained World,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program panel discussion with moderator David Jhirad, director, ERE; Achim Steiner, UNEP; Kate Gordon, Center for American Progress; and Richenda Van Leeuwen UNF. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Foundation. To RSVP, e-mail eregloballeadersforum@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5686. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 9, 12:45 p.m. “Reviewing the Obama-Calderon Meeting,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Riordan Roett and Francisco Gonzalez, SAIS. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5734. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 9, 5 p.m. “Playing Our Game: Why China’s Industrial Rise Doesn’t Threaten the West,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Edward Steinfield, MIT. To RSVP, e-mail zji@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5816. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., March 11, 12:30 p.m. “Promoting Diplomacy Through Science,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Peter Agre of SPH and president of AAAS; and Vaughan Turekian, AAAS. To RSVP, e-mail or call 201-739-7425. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., March 11, 2 p.m. “Reasonable Expectations: Civil Society as Peacemaker—Findings From a Multi-Country Study,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Thania Paffenholz, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland; Lisa Schirch, Eastern Mennonite University; and Michael Lund, moderator, Management Systems International Inc. To RSVP, go to
/o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=21681. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., March 8, through Sat., March 12. Second Tournees Festival of Contemporary French Cinema. All films will be in French with English subtitles. For details, go to  HW

Tues., March 8, 7:30 p.m. 35 Shots of Rum (35 Rhums). 26 Mudd.

Wed., March 9, 7:30 p.m. It’s Hard to Be Loved by Jerks (C’est dur d’etre aime par des cons). 101 Remsen.

Thurs., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Days of Glory (Indigenes). 101 Remsen.

Sat., March 12, 3:30 p.m. Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Frantz Fanon: Sa vie, son combat, son travail). 26 Mudd.

Mon., March 14, noon. Screening of the film Empire of Silver, followed by a discussion with the film’s director Christina Yao. Sponsored by the SAIS China Studies Program. To RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5816. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., March 10, 5 p.m. “Using Flickr Commons and the Internet Archive for Research and Teaching,” a Milton S. Eisenhower Library information session on how to use library resources for research. To register, go to www.library
.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., March 14, noon. “Using Networking to Build Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Women’s Cancers,” a Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group networking session with speaker Kala Visvanathan, SPH. Bring lunch; light refreshments and beverages will be provided. To RSVP, go to W3030 SPH.  EB


The Thalheimer Lectures by Ned Block, NYU. Sponsored by Philosophy.  HW

Mon., March 7, 4 p.m. “Attention and the Question of Whether Perception Is Sparse or Rich.” 50 Gilman.

Wed., March 9, 4 p.m. “Attention and Mental Paint.” 110 Maryland.

Thurs., March 10, 4 p.m. “They Want to Kill the Last Charruas,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Ceres Victora, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil. 114 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., March 10, 5 p.m. “The Mythologist and the Freak of Nature: A Reading of Pindar’s First Olympian,” a Classics lecture by Andrew Ford, Princeton University. 108 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., March 10, 5:15 p.m. “Italy Through the Dromoscope,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Stephanie Malia Hom, University of Oklahoma. 479 Gilman.  HW

Mon., March 14, 4:30 p.m. Kempf Lecture—“The Arf-Kervaire Problem in Algebraic Topology: Part 1” by Doug Ravenal, University of Rochester. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


Sat., March 12, 1 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents its annual concert for children and families, performing Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. (See story) After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to meet the musicians and see their instruments up close. Shriver Hall.  HW

Sat., March 12, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents the Edmar Castaneda Quartet. (See story) $20 general admission, $15 for museum members, $10 full-time students with ID. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sun., March 13, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory faculty recital with Zane Forshee, guitar; Jung-Eun Kang, piano; Matthew Horwitz-Lee, violin; Andrea Picard, violin; Jeni Herrera, viola; Jill Collier violoncello; and Alina Kozinska, soprano. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., March 13, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73 (Emperor), with guest artist Enrico Elisi, piano. 2 p.m. Pre-concert talk with conductor Jed Gaylin. (See story, p. 2.) $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, non-JHU students, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free for JHU students with valid ID. Shriver Hall.  HW


Wed., March 9, 6:30 p.m. The Writing Seminars presents recent graduates Caki Wilkinson, Dan Groves, Carrie Jerrell and Stephen Kampa, reading from their recently published, or pending, first books. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW


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, 12:10 p.m. “Electronic Health Records (EHR)—Anatomy of Value,” a Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Col. Thomas Greig, U.S. Department of Defense. W3008 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., March 7, 4 p.m. “Extension of Weighted-L^2 Holomorphic Functions From Singular Hypersurfaces,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Dror Varolin, SUNY Stony Brook. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Tues., March 8, 10 a.m. “Exploring Policymakers’ and Health Researchers’ Perceptions of Policymaking in Argentina: A Mixed Methods Approach,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Adrijana Corluka. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., March 8, noon. “Regulating Cytoskeletal Structure and Function During Bacterial Cytokinesis,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Erin Goley, Stanford University School of Medicine. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., March 8, 12:10 p.m. “Learning With Youth Through the Arts: Understanding and Addressing Community Violence,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Michael Yonas, University of Pittsburgh. 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 8, 2 p.m. “Interpretable Set Analysis for High-Dimensional Data,” a Biostatics thesis defense seminar with Simina Boca. E9519 SPH.  EB

Tues., March 8, 4:30 p.m. “Higher Dimensional Moduli and Related Problems,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Zsolt Patakfalvi, University of Washington. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., March 8, 4:30 p.m. “Query-focused Summarization Using Text-to-Text Generation: When Information Comes From Multilingual Sources,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Kathy McKeown, Columbia University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., March 9, 8 a.m. “Variability in Vision and Photopsias in Retinitis Pigmentosa Are Related to Disease Severity and Psychosocial Factors,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Ava Bittner. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 9, noon. “Health Care Needs of People Affected by Conflict: Future Trends and Changing Frameworks,” an International Health/Center for Refugee and Disaster Response seminar with Paul Spiegel, UNCHR. W3030 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 9, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Methylation of the FKBP5 Gene as a Biomarker of Cortisol Burden” with Gary Wand, SoM. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., March 9, 12:30 p.m. “The Effects of Insecticide-Treated Bed Net Introduction on Anapheline and Culicine Mosquito Behavior and Insecticide Resistance in Southern Zambia,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Laura Norris. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 9, 1 p.m. “Hospital Coding Practice, Data Quality and DRG-Based Reimbursement Under the Thai Universal Coverage Scheme,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Krit Pongpirul. E9519 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 9, 4 p.m. “Targeting Cell Survival for Protein-Protein Interaction Modulator Discovery,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Haian Fu, Emory University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Wed., March 9, 4 p.m. “Subsample Ignorable Likelihood for Regression Analysis With Missing Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Roderick Little, University of Michigan. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 9, 4 p.m. “Urban Health Challenges in India,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Rajeev Ahuja, World Bank. Co-sponsored by the Urban Health Institute. 202 Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Thurs., March 10, noon. “Pathways of Membrane Protein Insertion and Quality Control,” a Cell Biology seminar with Ramanujan Hegde, NIH/NICHHD. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., March 10, noon. “Insect Behavior and Sensory Signaling Regulated by TRP Channels,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Craig Montell, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 10, 1:30 p.m. “Coset Sum: An Alternative to the Tensor Product in Wavelet Construction,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Youngmi Hur, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., March 10, 2 p.m. “Growth and Nutritional Status of Untreated HIV-Infected Zimbabwean Children and Treated HIV-Infected Nigerian Children,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Adetayo Omoni. W2033 SPH.  EB

Thurs., March 10, 2:15 to 5:30 p.m., and Fri., March 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, with Michael Prather, University of California, Irvine; Jess Adkins, Caltech; James Farquhar, University of Maryland, College Park; Douglas Burbank, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Ben Weiss, MIT. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., March 10, 3 p.m. “Challenges for 100 Milligram Flight,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Robert Wood, Harvard University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Thurs., March 10, 4 p.m. “Fat, Flies and Videotape: Intracellular Trafficking in Drosophila,” a Biology seminar with Michael Welte, University of Rochester. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., March 11, 11 a.m. “Stratified Wake Flows,” a CEAFM seminar with Alan Brandt, APL. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., March 11, 11 a.m. “Evaluation of an Active Case-Finding Program for TB and HIV in South Africa,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Adrienne Shapiro. W2015 SPH.  EB

Fri., March 11, 2 p.m. “Modification of Lead Toxicity by Socioeconomic Factors and Implications for Environmental Policy,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Ramya Chari. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., March 14, 10 a.m. “Risk Factors for and the Management of Venous Thromboembolism,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Anand Narayan. Room 1500 Q, 2024 E. Monument St.  EB

Mon., March 14, 10:30 a.m. “ ‘It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know’: Examining the Role of Social Captial in Understanding Drug Use Related Behaviors,” a Health Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Pritika Chatterjee. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 14, noon. “Designing an Open-Science, HIT Supported Learning Health System: The Case of Pediatrics,” a Health Policy and Management brown bag lunch seminar with Christopher Forrest, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and L. Charles Bailey Jr., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Cookies, fruit and drinks provided. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., March 14, noon. “The Dynamic Control of Stem Cells,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Ronald McKay, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 14, 1 p.m. “Statistical Methods for Inter-Subject Analysis of Neuroscience Data,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Haley Hedlin. E9519 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 14, 3 p.m. “The Significance of Wealth in Understanding Associations Between Race and the Risk of Low Birth Weight,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Adam Allston. E4130 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 14, 4 p.m. The Bodian Seminar—“Push-Pull Perceptual Learning Reduces Sensory Eye Dominance and Improves Stereopsis” with Zijiang He, University of Louisville. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


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. Co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 F. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center.  HW

Tues., March 8, 6 p.m. “Lemur (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots),” an artist’s lecture on the group of artists and technologists who create robotic musical instruments by Lemur’s founder Eric Singer. (See story) Co-sponsored by the JHU Digital Media Center, the departments of Computer Science (WSE) and Computer Music (Peabody), and the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (WSE). B17 Hackerman.  HW

The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Wed., March 9, 7 p.m. Richard Koo, chief economist, Nomura Research Institute.

Mon., March 14, 8 p.m. Cybersecurity panel with local experts from Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, CyberSecurity and the Office of Innovative Technologies at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Sat., March 12, 10:30 a.m. Memorial to celebrate the life of Charles O’Melia. (See In Brief.) 110 Hodson.  HW


Tues., March 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Race and Research,” an Urban Health Institute symposium with Camara Jones, epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To RSVP, go to www W1214 SPH.  EB


Thurs., March 10, 1 p.m. “Creating and Grading Quizzes in Blackboard,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction to this teaching tool. To register, go to 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., March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “So You Want to Be a Blogger,” an Advanced Academic Programs workshop on the science of online writing, with blogging consultant Tamar Abrams; blogger and freelance writer Meredith Fineman; Gus Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun; and Matt Zymet, director of digital media, National Geographic Channel. The panel will cover topics including Getting Started, Finding a Niche/Developing Your Voice, Tools; Market Yourself, Building Loyalty/Audience Interaction and Monetization/Measuring Success. $45 for JHU students and alumni; $60 for non-JHU attendees. To register and RSVP e-mail 210 Hodson.  HW