April 4, 2011

Calendar — April 4, 2011


Wed., April 6, 3:30 p.m. “Star Formation Histories of Galaxies With HST/Wide Field Camera 3,” an STSci colloquium with Robert O’Connell, University of Virginia. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., April 6, 4:30 p.m. “Mapping the Journey of Germ Cells,” a Biology colloquium with Xin Chen, KSAS. 26 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 4:15 p.m. “Designing Replacements for the Bases in DNA,” a Chemistry colloquium with Eric Kool, Stanford University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Fri., April 8, 2 p.m. “Evolution of Timekeeping,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Dennis McCarthy, U.S. Naval Observatory. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., April 5, 5 p.m. “Scorecard on European Foreign Policy,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Justin Vaisse, Brookings Institution and SAIS. Co-sponsored by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. For information, email atobin1@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5796. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., April 6, 9:30 a.m. “American Foreign Policy: A View From the Senate,” a SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign Relations discussion with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and University of California Washington Center. To RSVP, email rguttman@jhu.edu or call 202-974-6341. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., April 7, noon. “Food Justice: An Emerging Social Movement Takes Root,” a Center for a Livable Future discussion with Robert Gottlieb, director, Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. Copies of Gottlieb’s latest book, Food Justice, will be available for purchase. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 7, 4:30 p.m. Launch of the 2011 issue of SAIS Perspectives, with Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sponsored by the SAIS International Development Program. To RSVP, email kdiefen1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5929. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., April 8, 12:30 p.m. “Fighting Poverty Through Community Development: Connecting to National Advocacy and International Campaigns,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Peter O’Driscoll, executive director, ActionAid USA. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., April 8, 12:30 p.m. “The Consulting Life,” a U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Stephen Costello, president, ProGlobal Consulting. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) To RSVP, email jhill50@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5830. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., April 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Screening of the Ugandan documentary War Dance, opening event of Faces of Africa Spring 2011, presented by the African Public Health Network, the Gates Institute, the Center for Global Health, Alumni Relations and the Student Assembly. The event continues through April 15. E2030 SPH.  EB


Tues., April 5, 6:30 p.m. “Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami: Dimensions of the Disaster and Future Prospects,” a SAIS East Asian Studies forum with remarks by Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States; Jessica Einhorn, dean of SAIS; Capt. David Barlow, Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; Hironori Kawauchi, World Bank; Ryo Tsuzukihashi, SAIS; and Kent Calder, SAIS. (See In Brief, p. 2.) To RSVP, email reischauer@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5812. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., April 4, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy degree program, an opportunity to learn about the program, meet some of the faculty, ask questions and submit an application. To RSVP, go to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/
index.html?ContentID=3017. Washington D.C. Center.

Wed., April 6, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MA in Global Security Studies degree program, a chance to meet faculty, discuss credentials and program requirements and submit an application. To RSVP, go to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index
.html?ContentID=2904. Washington D.C. Center.

Thurs., April 7, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Liberal Arts degree program, an opportunity to talk to the program director, Melissa Hilbish, and to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure and degree requirements and submit an application. To RSVP, go to http://mla.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.html?ContentID=2926. Mason Hall.  HW


Wed., April 6, 4 p.m. “Seeding Mobilization, Harvesting Support: Polarization and the Structuring of Collective Action in Chavez’s Venezuela,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Michael McCarthy, KSAS. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 4 p.m. “Magical Life: Thoreau on Fossils and Stones,” a Tudor and Stuart Lecture by Branka Arsic, University at Albany, SUNY. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 4 p.m. The 2011 David Robinson Lecture in Biomedical Engineering—“Calculus, Internal Models and Statistical Inference: Does the Brain Do It All?” by Dora Angelaki, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 7, 4:30 p.m. The Christian B. Anfinsen Lecture—“Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity” by Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University. Part of the Pioneers in Biology series, sponsored by Biology. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 6:30 p.m. The Rosen Lecture—“Against Meaning” by David Joselit, Yale University. Sponsored by History of Art. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 6:30 p.m. The Ginder Lecture—“The Role of Capitalism in the Rise of the Developing World” by James Harmon, chairman, Caravel Management and the World Resources Institute. (See story, p. 5.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. 4th floor, Legg Mason Conference Center.

Fri., April 8, 4 p.m. “Popular Resistance in Honduras Today,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Gerardo Torres, Frente Resistencia Popular, Honduras. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Mon., April 11, 4:30 p.m. The Passano Lecture—“The Fascinating Biology of Skin: From Its Stem Cells to Its Genetic Disorders and Cancers” by Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. East Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB


Tues., April 5, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Nelson, Kuster, Benson and de Meij. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., April 9, 3 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Escher String Quartet. Part of the Discovery Series at the BMA. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., April 9, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata performs Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., April 10, 4 p.m. Performance by organist John Walker  of music by Bach, Schumann, Schutz and Karg-Elert. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Fri., April 8, 6 p.m. Master of Arts in Writing Alumni Reading—recent work by Eric Vohr, Scot Slaby and Susan McCallum-Smith. Reception follows. Event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required; go to http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.html?ContentID=3078. 132 Gilman.  HW

Sat., April 9, 6 p.m. English biographer and historian Jehanne Wake will discuss her new book, Sisters of Fortune: America’s Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad. Sponsored by JHU Museums. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. The event is free but reservations are required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sun., April 10, 5 p.m. The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading—Poets Carolyn Forche and special guests Nikola Madzirov read from their work. (See story, p. 16.) Sponsored by the Center for Talented Youth.  Meyerhoff Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.


Mon., April 4, 11 a.m. “Robust Modeling and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with John Wright, Microsoft Research. 304 Shaffer.  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, SPH. 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, 1:30 p.m. “Systems Analysis of Cardiac Hypertrophy Networks,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jeffrey Saucerman, University of Virginia. 110 Clark. HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

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

Mon., April 4, 4 p.m. “The Troublesome Case of the Cross and the Virgin: Indian Interpretations of Christian Iconography in the 16th- and 17th-Century Southwest,” a History seminar with Juliana Barr, University of Florida. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 4, 4 p.m. “A Length Estimate for Curve Shortening Flow and Rough Initial Data,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Joe Lauer, Yale University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Tues., April 5, 10:45 a.m. “Deep Semantics From Shallow Supervision,” a Computer Science seminar with Percy Liang, University of California, Berkeley. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., April 5, noon. “Regulation of SUMO Modification and Control of Chromosome Segregation,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Matunis, SPH and SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

National Public Health Week, sponsored by the School of Nursing and SOURCE. 10 Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Tues., April 5, 12:30 p.m. “Infant Safety” with Carolyn Fowler and Jodi Shaefer, both SoN.

Wed., April 6, 12:30 p.m. “Senior Safety in the Home” with Sarah Szanton and Elizabeth Tanner, both SoN.

Tues., April 5, 4 p.m. “ ‘Something Other Than Its Own Mass’: Corporeality, Animality, Materiality,” an Anthropology seminar with Thomas Csordas, University of California, San Diego. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., April 5, 4 p.m. “Death Panels, Microchips and the ‘Government Takeover of Health Care’: Fact Checking the Debate on Health Care Reform,” an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Bill Adair, Washington bureau chief, St. Petersburg Times. Part of the Press and Public Policy series. Co-sponsored by the departments of Economics and of Health Policy and Management. Boardroom, Shriver Hall.  HW

Tues., April 5, 4:30 p.m. “Statistical Topic Models for Computational Social Science,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Hanna Wallach, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., April 6, 8:30 a.m. “Application of Decision Theory to the Design of Clinical Trials,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Gary Rosner, SoM. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 6, noon. “Cardioprotection by Pre-, Per- and Postconditioning: Clinical Application and Metabolic Mechanisms,” a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Hans Erik Botker, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., April 6, 1:30 p.m. Single-Molecule Dynamics of Metals Catalysts, Regulators and Transporters,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Peng Chen, Cornell University. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 6, 3 p.m. “Microstructural Weak Links for Spall Damage in Shocked FCC Metals: Statistics and Mechanisms,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Pedro Peralta, Arizona State University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., April 6, 4 p.m. “New Insights Into the Mechanisms of Cell Death and Autophagy,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 7, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Long-Lasting Mystery of the Glacial-Interglacial Cycles: Role of Carbon Cycle–Climate Interaction” with Ning Zeng, University of Maryland. 305 Olin.  HW

Thurs., April 7, noon. “Target Validation,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with John Adams, University of South Florida College of Public Health. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 7, noon. “It’s All in the Neck: How the ESCRTs Make Multivesicular Bodies,” a Cell Biology seminar with James Hurley, NIH/NIDDK. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., April 7, noon. “Spatial Structure Projects in China,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Jinghai Gong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 311 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 1 p.m. “Toward a Single-Trial Understanding of Motor Preparation,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Krishna Shenoy, Stanford University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 7, 1:30 p.m. “Spatial Cluster Detection Using the Number of Connected Components of a Graph,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Avner Bar-Hen, Universite Paris Descartes. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., April 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of the History of Science and Technology, with Maria Portuondo, KSAS; Buhm Soon Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; and Robert Marc Friedman, University of Oslo. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Salon C, Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. “Novel Enzymes and Molecular Quasi-Species in Glutathione Transferase Evolution,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Bengt Mannervik, Uppsala University, Sweden. 303 WBSB.  EB

Fri., April 8, 4 p.m. “Justice Without Fairness,” a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Paul Woodruff, University of Texas, Austin. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 8, 4 p.m. “Structural Studies of Plasmepsin I and Histoaspartic Protease—Potential Targets of Drugs Against Malaria,” a Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute seminar with Alexander Wlodawer, NCI. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., April 11, 12:10 p.m. “Evaluation Methodologies for Disability Measurement Instruments,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Mitch Loeb, National Center for Health Statistics. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 11, 12:15 p.m. “The Canonical and Unconventional Functions of Mitochondria for Synapse,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Zheng Li, NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., April 11, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Parietal Selection Signals Guiding the Acquisition of Reliable Information” with Simon Kelly, CUNY. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., April 11, 4 p.m. “On Microlocal Analyticity and Smoothness of Solutions of First Order Nonliner PDEs,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Shiferaw Berhanu, Temple University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., April 11, 5:30 p.m. “Cavell, Meaning and (In)expressivity: From Must We Mean What We Say to a Pitch of Philosophy and Little Did I Know,” a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with distinguished visiting professor Sandra Laugier, Universite de Paris 1. Part of the series Inexpressiveness: Voice, Women and Film. Cafe Conference Room, Muller Bldg.  HW


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, with opening remarks by Katherine Newman, KSAS dean. 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, email source@jhsph.edu. E2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 5, 6 p.m. Inauguration of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, with a keynote speech titled “Is There a Modern German Thought? Reflections on the History of the University and a German Intellectual Tradition” by Jurgen Fohrmann, president, University of Bonn. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 50 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 5, 8 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World, with women’s rights activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 26 Mudd.  HW

Wed., April 6, through Sun., April 10. JHU Arts Festival, with performances, exhibits, presentations, workshops and hands-on sessions featuring JHU faculty, staff, students and alumni. (See story, p. 1.) For events listings, go to http://artsfestival.jhu.edu. Various locations.  HW

Fri., April 8, 1 to 6:30 p.m. JHMI Student Off-Campus Housing Fair, offering information from representatives from various apartment complexes and organizations around Baltimore, as well as from Johns Hopkins Corporate Security, Parking, the International Society and SOURCE. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. For more information, email
jhmihousingoffice@jhmi.edu. 1st floor, Reed Hall.  EB

Sun., April 10, noon to 3:30 p.m. Festival of Historic Arts, a chance to learn an old-fashioned skill or art as it may have been practiced in 1800s Baltimore, including stencil painting, paper making, calligraphy and plaster casting. Free with museum admission. The event is offered in conjunction with the JHU Arts Festival. Homewood Museum.  HW


Tues., April 5, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The 25th Annual Mood Disorders Research/Education Symposium—“A Quarter Century of Mood Disorders Education” with J. Raymond DePaulo, Dwight Evans, Kay Jamison, Paramjit Joshi, David Miklowitz, Karen Swartz, Glenn Treisman and special guests former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy and Jesse Close and son Calen Pick, advocates of bringchange2mind, a national mental health illness anti-stigma campaign. Turner Auditorium.  EB

Wed., April 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Personalized Prevention: The When, Why and How of Adaptive Preventive Interventions,” a Center for Mental Health Initiatives symposium. Free, but registration required; email espahr@jhsph
.edu or call Erin Spahr at 443-287-0132. Sponsored by Mental Health. W1214 SPH.  EB


Wed., April 6, 10 a.m. “RSS Alerts for Research,” an MSE Library hands-on workshop on how to receive latest information from databases and websites. To register, go to www.library
.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., April 7, 1 p.m. “Mobile Devices: iPads, iPhones and Androids,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing a hands-on demonstration of these tools. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu/events
.html. 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

Mon., April 11, 4 p.m. “Scholarly Metrics,” an MSE Library workshop on using various tools to assess the impact of research and publications. To register, go to www.library.jhu.edu/
researchhelp/workshops.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW