March 28, 2011

Calendar — March 28, 2011


Tues., March 29, 4:15 p.m. “Structural, Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Investigations of Dehaloperoxidase B From Amphitrite ornata,” a Chemistry colloquium with Reza Ghiladi, North Carolina State University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., March 30, 3:30 p.m. “Early Science From SOFIA,” an STSci colloquium with Erick Young, NASA-Ames Research Center. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. “Lifespan, Mindspan and the Aging Brain,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Peter Rapp, NIH/NIA. 234 Ames.  HW

Wed., March 30, 4:30 p.m. “Pornography, Medicines and the Making of Masculine Bodies: Everyday Life in the Bus Terminals of Dhaka City, Bangladesh,” an Anthropology colloquium with Sabina Rashid, BRAC University, Bangladesh. Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Wed., March 30, 5 p.m. “Rescuing Ariadne,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Wendy Heller, Princeton University. 308 Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Thurs., March 31, 3 p.m. “ ‘Dazzled to the Point of Confusion?’ Anatomy and Midwifery in 18th-Century Italy,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Lucia Dacome, University of Toronto. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., March 31, 3 p.m. “Critical Dipoles and Singular Potentials,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with David Griffiths, Reed College. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 3:45 p.m. “Modes of Phonological Judgment,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Shigeto Kawahara, Rutgers University. 134A Krieger.  HW

Fri., April 1, 2 p.m. “Quality and Safety in Patient Care,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Peter Pronovost, SoM. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Sat., April 2, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Commemorations, an Anthropology Graduate Student conference with keynote speaker Hoenik Kwon, London School of Economics. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW


Tues., March 29, 12:15 p.m. “Unrest in the Middle East: Italy’s Perspective,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Franco Frattini, Italian minister of foreign affairs; Daniel Hamilton, SAIS; Ruth Hanau Santini, Brookings Institution and SAIS; and Federiga Bindi, SAIS. Co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution. To RSVP, go to http://transatlantic.sais-jhu
.htm. Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC.

Tues., March 29, 2 p.m. “Deepening Strategic Ties: The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Alliance in the Lead-up to 2012,” a U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS roundtable discussion with U.S.-ROK alliance experts. Co-sponsored by the SAIS Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. For information or to RSVP, go to National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington DC.

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Korea’s New Security Paradigm,” a SAIS Strategic Studies Program discussion with Chung Mong Joon, Korean National Assembly, and chair of the U.S.-Korea Interparliamentary Council. Co-sponsored by the SAIS Global Theory and History Program. For information or to RSVP, e-mail starr.lee@jhu
.edu or phone 202-663-5714. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Wireless Democracy: Innovation in Africa,” a SAIS African Studies Program panel discussion with Matthias Chika Mordi, CEO, Accender Africa; Wayan Vota, Inveneo; Sean McDonald, Frontline SMS; Paul Lubeck, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Katie Dowd, U.S. Department of State. For information, e-mail or call 202-663-5676. 203 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., March 30, 12:30 p.m. “State Building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Theory and Practice,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Francis Fukuyama, SAIS; Olivier Nomellini, Stanford University; and Severine Autesserre, Barnard College and author of The Trouble With the Congo. For information, email or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., March 31, 8:30 a.m. “American Foreign Policy and Africa,” a SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign Relations discussion with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia). For information and to RSVP, e-mail rguttman@jhu
.edu or call 202-974-6341. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., March 31, 12:15 p.m. “Career Ethics,” a Career Services discussion on job search, interview and workplace ethics. W2008 SPH.  EB

Fri., April 1, 12:30 p.m. “Nonviolent Struggle: Lessons From Serbia Applied in North Africa,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Srda Popovic, founder, OTPOR (Resistance) movement in Serbia; Veddran Dzihic, SAIS; and Daniel Serwer (moderator), SAIS. For information and to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5880. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., March 31, through Sun., April 3. The 14th Annual Johns Hopkins Film Fest titled Intersecting Arts. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film Society. (See story, p. 8.) Admission is free to JHU students and affiliates with proper ID. For locations and a complete schedule of films, go to
.php?eid=192635210776779.  HW


Mon., March 28, 12:15 p.m. “The Hatam Sofer on Jacob and Esau: Brotherhood and Jewish Emancipation,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies lecture by Malachi Hacohen, Duke University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Mon., March 28, 4 p.m. The Fourth Billig-Croft Lecture—“Electrochemistry and the Future of the Automobile” by Frederick Wagner, General Motors. Reception follows. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW

Mon., March 28, 4 p.m. The Dean’s Lecture IV—“Epigenetic Marks as Detectors, Targets and Predictors in Breast Cancer” by Saraswati Sukumar, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

The Monroe Martin Lectures by Satyan Devadoss, Williams College. Sponsored by Mathematics.  HW

Mon., March 28, 4:30 p.m. “Topology of Particle Collisions.” 304 Krieger.

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Combinatorics of Surface Deformations.” 300 Krieger.

Tues., March 29, 12:30 p.m. Special School of Nursing Dean’s Lecture—“Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged” by Katherine Newman, KSAS dean. 140 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Thurs., March 31, 5:15 p.m. “On Clouds, With Respect to Goethe,” a German and Romance and Literatures lecture by Marianne Schuller, University of Hamburg. 288 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 5:15 p.m. “Cities ‘Paved With Casualties’: Anna Maria Ortese’s Journeys,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andrea Baldi, Rutgers University. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 5:30 p.m. The 2011 Rostov Lecture on International Affairs—“Perspectives on the Global Security Environment” by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Sponsored by the SAIS Office of the Dean and the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5636. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., March 29, 8 p.m. “Last Autumn,” a recital by alto saxophonist Gary Louie with Daniel Gaisford, violoncello. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Wed., March 30, 7 p.m. Recital by Nobuko Imai, viola, performing music by Mozart, Britten, Bridge and Brahms. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Fri., April 1, 5:45 p.m. The Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents the Vinca Quartet performing string quartets by Beethoven and Bartok. $15 general admission, $12 for Homewood Museum members, $8 for full-time students with valid IDs. Seating is limited; advance purchase recommended. 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sun., April 3, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber concert with guest artists Iraida Poberezhnaya, harp, and Marika Bournaki, piano. $8 general admission, $6 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. SDS Room, Mattin Center.  HW


Thurs., March 31, 6 p.m. Poetry reading by Joshua Clover. Sponsored by English. 26 Mudd.  HW


Mon., March 28, 12:15 p.m. “Quality Control on the Ribosome During Translation,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rachel Green, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., March 28, 12:15 p.m. “Private Assets, Public Mission: The Ethics/Politics of University Tech Transfer,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with David Winickoff, University of California, Berkeley. W3030 SPH.  EB

Mon., March 28, 1:30 p.m. “PET and Optical Molecular Imaging Probe Development,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Xiaoyuan Shawn Chen, NIBIB/NIH. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., March 28, 3 p.m. “Eigenvalues of Collapsing Domains and Drift Laplacian,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Zhiqin Lu, University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., March 28, 3 p.m. An M. Gordon Wolman Special Seminar—“Quantifying the Coupled Geomorphic and Geochemical Evolution of Eroding Landscapes” with Simon Mudd, University of Edinburgh. 234 Ames.  HW

Mon., March 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Representing Information in Neuronal Cell Assemblies: Persistent Activity in the Dentate Gyrus Mediated by Semilunar Granule Cells” with Ben Strowbridge, Case Western Reserve University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Tues., March 29, noon. “Regulation of EGFR Traffic and Stability by Sterol Pathway Proteins SC4MOL and NSDHL,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Igor Astsaturov, Fox Chase Cancer Center. 612 Physiology.  EB

The Hopkins Undergraduate Bioethics Society’s first Bioethics Day.

Tues., March 29—

12:30 p.m. “Current Issues in Bioethics” with Valerie Bonham, executive director, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. W1020 SPH.  EB

7 p.m. “How Much Should We Spend on Health Care?” with Jonathan Leider, SPH. 50 Gilman.  HW

Tues., March 29, 1:30 p.m. “Breaking the Rules: An Examination of the Development of Melanopsin Expressing Retinal Ganglion Cells,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Catherine Sheely. 107 Jenkins.  HW

Tues., March 29, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Death and Dying in the Era of Climate Change: Perspectives From Riparian Bangladesh” with Naveeda Khan, KSAS. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Conformal Blocks and Rational Normal Curves,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Noah Giansiracusa, Brown University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Toward a Theory of Collective Social Computation: Connecting Individual Decision-Making Rules to Collective Patterns Through Adaptive Causal Circuit Construction,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jessica Flack, Santa Fe Institute. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “The Power, Promise and Turmoil—Water Challenges in South Asia,” a Johns Hopkins Global Water Program seminar with Winston Yu, World Bank. Co-sponsored by the Sommer Scholars and the Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization. E2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 30, noon. “Encoding and Decoding Signaling Information in Transcription Factor Translocation Dynamics,” a Biophysics seminar with Erin O’Shea, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Wed., March 30, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“The Role of Compliance With American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Well Child Care in the Early Detection of Autistic Disorder” with Amy Daniels. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., March 30, 2 p.m. “Histone Modifications and Epigenetics,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Sean Taverna, SoM. Tilghman Auditorium.  EB

Wed., March 30, 3 p.m. “3D Patterned Hydrogels for Guided Cell Growth,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. “Structural Basis of EGFR/ErbB Signaling and ErbB-Targeted Therapies,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Daniel Leahy, SoM. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. “Single-Index Signal Regression,” a Biostatistics seminar with Brian Marx, Louisiana State University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., March 30, 4 p.m. “Building Suburban Power: Roland Park, 1891–1918,” an American History seminar with Paige Glotzer, KSAS. 308 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 10:45 a.m. “Protein Structure Determination From Sparse/Low Resolution Experimental Data,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Jens Meiler, Vanderbilt University. 301 Shaffer.  HW

Thurs., March 31, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“A Glacial Divide Between Ediacaran Extinction and the Cambrian Explosion of Animals” with Alan Jay Kaufman, University of Maryland. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., March 31, noon. “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating the Invasion of Epithelial Tissues,” a Cell Biology seminar with Andrew Ewald, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., March 31, 2 p.m. “The Base of Contention: Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the United States in Central Asia,” a SAIS Russian and Eurasian Studies Program thesis defense seminar with Alisher Khamidov. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., March 31, 4 p.m. “Chromosomal Abnormalities and Genetic Relatedness: From Pedigrees to Populations,” a Biology seminar with Jonathan Pevsner, SoM and Kennedy Krieger Institute. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., April 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Department of the History of Art, with Christiane Gruber, Indiana University; Jacqueline Jung, Yale University; Molly Warnock, University of Chicago; Richard Neer, University of Chicago; and Todd Cronan, Emory University. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Salon C, Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Fri., April 1, noon. “Glycoproteomic Analysis of Changes to the Liver Membrane,” a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Albert Lee, NYU. 612 Physiology.  EB

Fri., April 1, 1 p.m. “Estimating the Factors Associated With Health Status and Access to Care Among Iraqis Displaced in Jordan and Syria Using Population Assessment Data,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with James Cope. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., April 1, 4 p.m. “The Emotional Life of Urban Space,” an Anthropology seminar with Christine Hentschel, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin. Co-sponsored by Political Science. 368 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 4, noon. “Control of Stem Cells by Diet and Systemic Factors in the Drosophila Ovary,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniela Drummond-Barbosa. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 4, noon. “Structural Basis of Voltage Sensor Function and Pharmacology,” a Biophysics seminar with Kenton Swartz, NIH. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 4, 12:15 p.m. “Epigenetic Regulation of T Cell Differentiation,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Keji Zhao, NHLBI/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., April 4, 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. W2017 SPH.  EB


Wed., March 30, 6:30 p.m. “Le Style Malmaison,” a discussion by design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans of the interior decoration of Malmaison, influential country house of Napoleon’s consort Josephine. Part of The House Beautiful lecture series, sponsored by JHU Museums. $20 general admission, $15 for museum members and students. Advance registration recommended; call 410-516-0341 or www.brownpapertickets
.com/event/157384. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., April 2, 9 a.m. “Live Near Your Work on Wheels,” a bus tour of the LNYW areas in Baltimore. Learn about the neighborhoods, tour featured homes and enjoy treats from Di Pasquale’s Italian Marketplace. Sponsored by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Bus will leave from the Eastern High School parking lot.

Sat., April 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 3, 3 p.m. Live Guitars, Percussion and a Dash of Hip-Hop, seven works choreographed by Peabody  Dance artistic director Carol Bartlett and faculty members  Meredity Rainey and Laura Dolid, and performed by Peabody Dance students, the dance department of Peabody Prep and guest artists. (See story, p. 16.) Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children under 18 and students with ID. For tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Mon., April 4, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Community Action Poverty Simulation, an invitation to students in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health to experience what it means to live one month in the inner city as a low-income resident,  featuring opening remarks by Dean Katherine Newman. Part of National Public Health Week. Sponsored by the JHU Alumni Association, the SoN Department of Community Public Health, BGSA and the Anna Baetjer Society. Open to students only. To sign up, e-mail E2030 SPH.  EB


Fri., April 1 and Sat., April 2, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 3, 3 p.m. Witness Theater presents original student-written one-act plays. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, non-JHU students and JHU faculty, staff, alumni; free for JHU students with valid ID. Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW


Tues., March 29, 12:15 p.m. “Acing an Interview,” a Career Services Office workshop on preparing for and landing the interview, perfecting interview technique. W2008 SPH.  EB

Tues., March 29, 4:30 p.m. “Refworks,” an MSE Library workshop on the Web-based citation manager and bibliography creator. For information or to register, go to
refworks. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., March 31, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Facebook,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction to this teaching tool. To register, go to www.cer 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