April 11, 2011

Calendar — April 11, 2011


Tues., April 12, 4:15 p.m. “Energy Migration and Relaxation in Molecules and Materials Used for Organic Solar Cells,” a Chemistry colloquium with David Blank, University of Minnesota. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., April 13, 3:30 p.m. “The Lick Observatory Supernova Search With the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope,” an STSci colloquium with Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., April 13, 4 p.m. “A Brain for All Seasons: What Songbirds Can Teach Us About the Neurogenetics of Social Behavior,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Tyler Stevenson, KSAS. 234 Ames.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 3 p.m. “ ‘No More Monsters’? Medical Museums and Institution Building at the Karolinska Institute, 1860–1910,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Eva Ahren, Uppsala University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Fri., April 15, 2 p.m. “Other Universes,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Joe Rosen, George Washington University. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Mon., April 11, noon. “What Makes Healthy Schools? Understanding and Effectively Scaling Development Programs,” a SAIS Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative discussion with Richard Rheingans, University of Florida. (Event open to the SAIS community and invited guests only.) For more information or to RSVP, email kdiefen1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5929. 714 Bernstein-
Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., April 11, 12:30 p.m. “China’s New Talent Policy: Implications and Impact for China’s Development,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Wang Huiyao, director general, Center for China and Globalization. For information, email zji@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., April 11, 12:30 p.m. “What Should Ireland and Europe Do Now? Prospects for the Euro and the European Union,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with John Bruton of SAIS and former prime minister of Ireland. For information, email transatlanticrsvp@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5880. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., April 11, 3 p.m. “The Future of Cancer Prevention and Treatment—Research Innovations, Health Disparities and Advocacy,” an Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice panel discussion with Noreen Fraser, founder, the Noreen Fraser Foundation; Ben Park, SoM; Darcy Phelan, SPH; James Yager, SPH; and Deborah Stewart, SoM. W1030 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 11, 4:30 p.m. “Mining and Violence in Guatemala: Indigenous Women Resist,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Victoria Cumes, member of Guatemala’s Tz’ununija Indigenous Women’s Movement, and Crisanta Perez, Marlin Mine community, Guatemala. Co-sponsored by the Network in Solidarity With the People of Guatemala. To RSVP, email LcaLbrer1@jhu.edu. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., April 11, 6 p.m. “U.S. Policy Toward Latin America: Perspectives From the George H.W. Bush Administration to Present,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Bernard Aronson, former assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs. (Event open to SAIS students only.) To RSVP, email jzurek@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 507 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., April 12, 5 p.m. “Much Ado About Nothing? British Foreign Policy After the Blair/Brown Era,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Klaus Larres, University of Ulster, Ireland, and SAIS. For information, email atobin1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5796. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., April 13, 4:30 p.m. “A Career in Leadership: Do You See What I See?” a Men in Nursing/ Black Student Nurses Association talk with Courtney Lyder, dean, UCLA School of Nursing. (See story, p. 2.) A Q&A will follow the talk. Lyder’s talk will be available live at http://webcast.jhu.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=12cfaefa6ed04333b442c439aef6905c. Carpenter Room, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg.  EB

Thurs., April 14, 12:30 p.m. “State Building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Theory and Practice (Part 2),” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Crawford Young, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Pascal Kambale, deputy director, AfriMAP. For information or to RSVP, email itolber1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5676. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., April 14, 4:30 p.m. “Risk-Sharing Trade Coalitions,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Ahmed Mahmud, KSAS. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information, call 202-663-7787. 714 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., April 15, 12:30 p.m. “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy,” a SAIS/Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism with Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago. For information or to RSVP, email rbwashington@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5650. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., April 12, noon. Third annual Black Faculty and Staff Association’s Men’s Forum—“The Changing Role of African-American Men in Today’s American Society” with guest speakers Michael Hanchard, KSAS, and Dermell Brunson, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center Inc. $10 general admission; free for BFSA members. To register, go to bfsa
.jhu.edu, link to “Special Events” then “Men’s Forum.” Great Hall, Levering.  HW


Mon., April 11, 8:30 a.m. “Epigenetically Silenced Genes: A Rich Source of Markers for Prognosis, Prediction and Targets of Therapy,” Pathology grand rounds  with Saraswati Sukumar, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Tues., April 12, 7 p.m. Online information session for the Geographic Information Systems online certificate program, a chance to learn about admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure and to participate in an online discussion with the program coordinator. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index

Wed., April 13, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Arts in Government degree program. To RSVP, go to http://advanced.jhu.edu/calendar/index
.html?ContentID=2899. Washington D.C. Center.

Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m. Online information session for the MA in Museum Studies online degree program, a chance to participate in an online Q&A with the program director. RSVP at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index


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 12, 5:15 p.m. “Michelet and Secularization,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Barbara Vinken, University of Munich. 288 Gilman.  HW

Wed., April 13, 1:30 p.m. The 2011 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture—“Application of Smart Materials in Natural Hazard Mitigation” by Reginald DesRoches, Georgia Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Civil Engineering. Boardroom, 3rd flr, Hodson Hall.  HW

Wed., April 13, 5:30 p.m. The William Foxwell Albright Lecture 2011—“Untangling Text and Archaeology: From Phrygians to Galatians at Ancient Gordion” by Mary Voigt, College of William and Mary. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger.  HW

The 2010/2011 Acheson J. Duncan Lectures by Joel Zinn, Texas A&M University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 1:30 p.m. “A Meandering ‘Trip’ Through High Dimensions.” 101 Remsen.

Fri., April 15, 1:30 p.m. “Limit Theorems in High Dimensions.” 50 Gilman.

Thurs., April 14, 4 p.m. “Betise en Conversation: Ionesco, Sarraute,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Francoise Gaillard, Universite Paris Diderot–Paris 7. 388 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 4:30 p.m. The Provost’s Lecture Series—“How Science Outreach Impacts Urban Science Education: Project BioEYES Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists” by Steve Farber, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Q&A session and reception to follow. (See In Brief, p. 2.) RSVP to provostrsvp@
jhu.edu. The Hall, Education Bldg., 2800 N. Charles St.

Thurs., April 14, 5 p.m. The fifth annual George G. Graham Lecture—“From Bench to Bush in Designing Nutrition Interventions: Avoiding Snakes and Climbing the Ladders” by keynote speaker Andrew Prentice, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Also a special presentation by Keith West, SPH, and Michael Klag, SPH dean. Sponsored by International Health and the Middendorf Foundation. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 14, 5:15 p.m. The Spring 2011 Singleton Center Lecture—“The Reformation of the Generations: Youth, Age and Religious Change in England, ca. 1500–1700” by Alexandra Walsham, Trinity College, Cambridge. Reception follows in Azafran Cafe. Sponsored by the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 5:15 p.m. “A Genealogical Approach to the Narconovel,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Hermann Herlinghaus, University of Pittsburgh. 479 Gilman.  HW


Fri., April 15, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sat., April 16, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents violinist Hahn-Bin, with pianist John Blacklow. (See photo, p. 16.) $20 general admission and $10 for full-time students with ID; $15 for Evergreen Museum members; tickets include museum admission and post-concert reception. Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended; go to http://museums
.jhu.edu or call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sun., April 17, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, non-JHU students, JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free for JHU students with valid ID. Shriver Hall.  HW


Mon., April 11, 5:30 p.m. Markand Thakar, co-director of Peabody’s graduate conducting program, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Looking for the ‘Harp’ Quartet: An Investigation Into Musical Beauty. Friedheim Library.  Peabody

Tues., April 12, 6 p.m. A poetry reading by Lyn Hejinian, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by English. 26 Mudd.  HW

Wed., April 13, 6:30 p.m. The Writing Seminars presents a reading by Karl Kirchwey, Bryn Mawr College and the American Academy in Rome. Kirchwey will read from his sixth collection of poems and from new translations of Verlaine. Mudd Auditorium.  HW


Mon., April 11, noon. “Using Structure to Understand Signaling in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Systems,” a Biophysics seminar with Rebecca Page, Brown University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 11, noon. “New Myseries of an Old Antibiotic: From Cholesterol Trafficking to mTOR and Angiogenesis,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jun Liu, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

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. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 11, 12:15 p.m. “What Can Multiple-IRB Review Teach Us?” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Jerry Menikoff, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. West Lecture Hall, Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  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, 1:30 p.m. “Statistical Methods in Cancer Biology,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas, Dallas. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  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, 4:30 p.m. “Moduli Spaces of 2-Stage Postnikov Systems,” a Topology seminar with Martin Frankland, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Women, Gender and Sexuality seminars 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 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.’ ”

Fri., April 15, 5:30 p.m. “The Inner and the Outer: Wittgenstein and the Myth of Inexpressivity.”

Mon., April 18, 5:30 p.m. “What Becomes of Women on Film: Ethics, Style and Voice.”

Tues., April 12, 11 a.m. “Submesoscale Mixing Observations and Modeling: From Vertical Density Currents to Horizontal Barriers to Mixing,” a CEAFM seminar with Hezi Gildor, Hebrew University, Israel. 50 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 12, noon. “Mutation as a Stress Response and the Regulation of Evolvability,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., April 12, 4:30 p.m. “Information Visualization and Its Application to Machine Translation,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Rebecca Hwa, University of Pittsburgh. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., April 12, 4:30 p.m. “Hyperelliptic Jacobians and Prymians: Endomorphisms and Hodge Classes,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Yuri Zarhin, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed., April 13, 9 a.m. “Involvement of RLIP (Ral BP-1) in Cell Morphogenetic Movements During Gastrulation in Xenopus laevis,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Nathalie Houssin, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris. Conference Room 204, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Wed., April 13, noon. “Targeting Tyrosine Kinases and Autophagy in Prostate Cancer,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Hsing-Jien Kung, UC Davis Cancer Center. G-007 Ross.  EB

Wed., April 13, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Race and Sex Differences in Substance Use Treatment and Mental Health Service Use in the First Generation JHU PIRC Intervention Trial” with Anne Sawyer, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., April 13, 1 p.m. “Cerebellar Coordination Cut Into Cellular Components,” a Neuroscience special research seminar with Chris De Zeeuw, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 13, 1:30 p.m. “Molecular Mechanism of Co-Translational Protein Targeting—“A Tale of Two GTPases and an RNA,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Shu-ou Shan, Caltech. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 13, 1:30 p.m. “Neurophysiologic Monitoring and Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Xiaofeng Jia, SoM. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Wed., April 13, 4 p.m. “Controlling Human Immunity Using Rationally Designed Small Molecules,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with David Spiegel, Yale University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 14, 10:45 a.m. “Field-Assisted Assembly of Anisotropic Colloids,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Michael Solomon, MIT. 301 Shaffer.  HW

Thurs., April 14, noon. “Mighty Microtubules Save the Day (or at Least the Dendrites): A Pathway That Protects Dendrites From Degeneration When Axons Are Under Duress,” a Cell Biology seminar with Melissa Rolls, Pennsylvania State University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., April 14, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Biosphere 2: Ecosystems Under Glass to Better Understand Links Between Energy, Water and Life” with Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Arizona. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 2:15 to 5:30 p.m., and Fri., April 15, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Biophysics/
Program for Molecular Biophysics, with panelists Stephen Desiderio, SoM; Susan Marqusee, University of California, Berkeley; Vijay Pande, Stanford University; Joseph Puglisi, Stanford University Medical School; Olke Uhlenbeck, Northwestern University; and James Williamson, Scripps Research Institute. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Banquet Hall, L Level, Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., April 14, 3 p.m. “Re-engineering the Hand: Novel Approaches to Robotic Manipulation,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Aaron Dollar, Yale University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Fri., April 15, 11 a.m. “The Life Cycle of Anelastic Internal Wavepackets,” a CEAFM seminar with Bruce Sutherland, University of Alberta. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 15, 4 p.m. “Eudaimonism and Accountability,” a Philosophy seminar with Mark LeBar, Ohio University. 288 Gilman.  HW

Sat., April 16, daylong. “ ‘Conversions’: African Political Theologies/Political Economies,” an Anthropology seminar with JHU faculty and guest speakers. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Mon., April 18, noon. “Miracles and Literary Representation in Sono Ayako’s Kiseki,” an East Asian Studies seminar with Kevin Doak, Georgetown University. 366 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 18, 12:10 p.m. “Safe Kids Worldwide: A Vaccine for Childhood Injury,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Martin Eichelberger, founder, Safe Kids Worldwide. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 18, 12:15 p.m. “Tissue Stem Cells in Aging and Cancer,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Amy Wagers, Harvard University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Faces of Africa Spring 2011, a series of events presented by the African Public Health Network, the Gates Institute, the Center for Global Health, Alumni Relations and the Student Assembly.  EB

Mon., April 11, 4 p.m. Screening of the Ugandan documentary War Dance. E2030 SPH.

Tues., April 12, noon. Panel discussion. W1214 SPH.

Wed., April 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Outreach at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St.

Thurs., April 14, 4 p.m. Keynote address by Elizabeth Lule, World Bank. E2030 SPH.

Fri., April 15—

5 p.m. Fashion Show. E2014 SPH.

7:30 p.m. Dinner at Jay’s Cafe.

Tues., April 12, 3 p.m. The 2010 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards poster session and recognition ceremony with Provost Lloyd Minor. (See story, p. 1.) Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Wed., April 13, 6:30 p.m. The House Beautiful Lecture Series— “Collectors and the Finest Rooms” by decorator and scholar Thomas Jayne. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $20 general admission, $15 for museum members and students. Reservations are suggested; go to www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/157391 or call 410-516-0341. Bakst Theater, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Wed., April 13, 8 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World, with R. Gil Kerlikowske, director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Mason Hall.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 4 p.m. Young Investigators’ Day, honoring junior researchers’ scientific accomplishments. Poster session and reception follow. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Fri., April 15, to Sun., April 17. JHU Spring Fair, featuring food, music, games, beer garden, arts and crafts, and rides. (See story, p. 12.)  HW

Sat., April 16, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Physics Fair, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. (See story, p. 12.) Bloomberg Center.  HW

Sun., April 17, 9 a.m. Ninth Annual Blue Jay 5K Race for Juvenile Diabetes. Registration 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Homewood Field.  HW


Fri., April 15, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Philosophy and New American TV Series, a Humanities Center international symposium, with various speakers. 208 GIlman.  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

Tues., April 12, 10 a.m. “Don’t Perish: Publishing Tips From the JHU Press and the Sheridan Libraries,” a JHU Press and Sheridan Libraries workshop on how to find the right publisher and publish a first book. Salon C, Charles Commons.  HW

Thurs., April 14, 1 p.m. “Intermediate Photoshop,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. A basic knowledge of Photoshop is required. 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