April 18, 2011

Calendar — April 18, 2011


Mon., April 25 (through April 27), 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For eligibility requirements, go to www
.hopkinsworklife.org/community/blood_drive_locations.html. To schedule a donation, call 410-550-0289. Francis X. Knott Conference Center.  Bayview


Wed., April 20, 3:30 p.m. “Pan-STARRS,” an STSci colloquium with John Tonry, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., April 20, 4 p.m. “Individual Differences in Attentional Control Over Primary and Secondary Memory,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Edward Vogel, University of Oregon. 234 Ames.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 3 p.m. “Elementary Particles of Superconductivity,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Assa Auerbach, Technion. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 3 p.m. “Bridging the Divide: Enlightenment Science, Scientific Voyaging and the Straits of Magellan in Bourbon Spain,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Matthew Franco, KSAS. 300 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. “Poetry on the Page: Visual Strategy and the Mind’s Ear,” an ELH colloquium with J. Paul Hunter, University of Virginia. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 22, 2 p.m. “The Agility Imperative,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with David Alberts, OSD-CIO. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Demographic Trends and the BRICs,” a SAIS Office of Development and Alumni Relations conference with various speakers including Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute. A Year of Demography event. (See In Brief, p. 2.) A live webcast will be accessible at www.sais-jhu
.edu. For more information, go to
www.sais-jhu.edu/demography/conference. To RSVP, email saisevents@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5636. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., April 18, noon. “Public Diplomacy of the United States and China: A Comparative Study,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Chaobing Qiu, SAIS visiting scholar. For information email zji@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., April 19, 5 p.m. “The Wellspring: Economic Power and Weakness in Europe and the United States,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Erik Jones, Bologna Center. 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 20, 12:45 p.m. “Challenges Facing Hedge Fund Investors in Latin America: The Restructuring of Mexican Glassmaker Vitro,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Paul Fratamico, Resurgence Asset Management. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information or to RSVP, email jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., April 20, 4:30 p.m. “Is COIN a Passing Fad?” a SAIS Alexander Hamilton Society panel discussion with Charles Dunlap Jr., Duke University; Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution; and Thomas Mahnken (moderator), visiting scholar at SAIS. To RSVP, email hamilton.society
.sais@gmail.com. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., April 21, 12:30 p.m. “Strong State, Feeble Population: China’s Health Care Governance Crisis,” a SAIS Grassroots China Initiative discussion with Yanzhong Huang, Seton Hall University. (Event is open to SAIS community only.) To RSVP, email zji@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5816. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., April 21, 4:30 p.m. “Commercial Imperialism? U.S. Influences and International Trade During the Cold War,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Nathan Nunn, Harvard University. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information or to RSVP, email srusso1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-7787. 714 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., April 22, 7 p.m. “Tale of the PHirst Dynasty: Debunking Myths About Black Greek Letter Organizations,” a Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Sigma chapter, roundtable discussion. Multipurpose Room, Charles Commons.  HW

Mon., April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Plausibility of Malaria Eradication Given Our Current Tools and the Possible Development of Eradication Tools,” a Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute panel discussion and poster session in recognition of World Malaria Day. Registration required; go to http://malaria.jhsph.edu/events/2010/world%20malaria%20day%202011/worldmalariadayspeaker
.index. E2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 25, 12:30 p.m. A discussion of SAIS Professor Francis Fukuyama’s new book The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution with Fukuyama; Adam Garfinkle, editor, The American Interest; Michael Woolcock, World Bank; and Cinnamon Dornsife (moderator), SAIS. A live webcast will be accessible at www.sais-jhu
.edu. For more information or to RSVP, email saispubaffairs@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5648. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., April 25, 6:30 p.m. “The Future of Teaching: New Common Core Standards, New Assessments and New Evaluations—What Does It All Mean for Students and Teachers?” a School of Education panel discussion with Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Michael Cohen, president, Achieve Inc.; Richard Lemons, Education Trust; and Sonja Santelises, Baltimore City Public Schools. Q&A session will follow. Part of the Shaping the Future series. To RSVP, go to www
.education.jhu.edu/shaping_future/index.html. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Wed., April 20, 1:30 p.m. “A Conversation With Ambassador Ron Kirk,” a dialogue with the U.S. trade representative for the Obama administration and SAIS professorial lecturer Matthias Metthijs. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., April 20, 3:45 p.m. “Wearable Computing in Epidemiology: Predicting Activity Type From Accelerometer Data,” a Biostatistics and Johns Hopkins Center on Aging joint grand rounds with Thomas Glass, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Karen Bandeen-Roche,  and Judy Kasper, all of SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB


Tues., April 19, noon. “An Elaborate Fraud: Vaccines and Autism,” an International Health lecture by investigative journalist Brian Deer. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Part of the celebration of the Department of International Health’s 50th anniversary. Reception follows. E2014 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 19, 12:15 p.m. The Annual Lectureship in Social Epidemiology—“Causal Models in Epidemiology: The Need for Some New Thinking” by Leonard Syme, University of California, Berkeley (emeritus). Sponsored by Epidemiology. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 19, 3 p.m. The Earnest and Agnes Gloyna Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering—“The Past, Present and Future of Potable Water Reuse” by David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., April 19, 6:15 p.m. “Donatello and Sculptural Askesis,” a History of Art lecture by Adrian Randolph, Dartmouth College. Part of the Graduate Student Lecture Series. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., April 20, 4 p.m. “From One’s and Another’s Point of View: Intentionality and Perspectivism,” a Humanities Center lecture by Jocelyn Benoist, Universite de Paris-I, Pantheon-Sorbonne and University of Chicago. 208 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders & Legends Lecture—“The Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Power: A Regulator’s Perspective” by Gregory Jaczko, chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (See story, p. 7.) Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Thurs., April 21, 1:30 p.m. The 2010/2011 John C. and Susan S.G. Wierman Lecture—“Human Health Effects of Air Pollution: Statistics and Public Policy” by C. Arden Pope III, Brigham Young University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 304 Whitehead.  HW

The George Kempf Lectures by Fedor Bogomolov, Courant Institute. Sponsored by Mathematics.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 4:30 p.m. “Kummer Theorem and Projective Geometry.” Part 1. 300 Krieger.

Thurs., April 22, 4:30 p.m. “Kummer Theorem and Projective Geometry.” Part 2. 304 Krieger.

Thurs., April 21, 5:15 p.m. “ ‘Ich trete umgeben auf’: Figur and Grund in Goethe’s Weimarer Dramen,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Juliane Vogel, University of Konstanz. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 5:15 p.m. “Anna Maria Ortese (1914–98): Reality and Fiction,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andrea Baldi, Rutgers University. 288 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 6 p.m. “Global Med Tech: Clinical Pull and Co-Creation,” a Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design lecture by Kristian Olson, CIMIT. 210 Hodson.  HW

Fri., April 22, noon. “Go Green and Boost Productivity With a Paperless Office,” a Johns Hopkins Medicine Green Team lecture and “Earth Day” presentation by George Dimopoulos, SPH. Hurd Hall.  EB

Mon., April 25, 4:30 p.m. The Provost’s Lecture Series—“The Epigenetic Basis of Common Human Disease” by Andrew Feinberg, SoM. Q&A session and reception to follow. RSVP to provostrsvp@jhu.edu. 50 Gilman.  HW


Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m. School of Medicine Professor David Linden will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Compass of Pleasure. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., April 18, noon. “The Origin Recognition Complex in DNA Replication and Chromosome Segregation,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. W1020 SPH.  EB

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

Mon., April 18, 12:15 p.m. “Computational Toxicology: New Approaches to Hazard, Exposure and Risk Assessment,” an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Richard Judson, the Environmental Protection Agency. Co-sponsored by the JHU Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 18, 12:15 p.m. “On the Tribulations of NOT Performing Randomized Trials: Helping Smart Doctors Stop Prescribing Dumb Treatments,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with David Sackett, the first CCT Visiting Scholar. (Dr. Sackett will be at the School of Public Health through Wed., April 20, taking part in prepared activities and seminars by SPH students and faculty members.) E2014 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 18, 1:30 p.m. “Neonatal EEG—From Signal Generation to Seizure Treatment,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Tammy Tsuchida, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., April 18, 3:30 p.m. “Prediction and Causation in Functional Neuroimaging,” a Biostatistics seminar with Martin Lindquist, Columbia University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 18, 4 p.m. “Probing Plant Cell Wall Structure With Wall Loosening Enzymes,” a Biophysics seminar with Daniel Cosgrove, Pennsylvania State University. 50 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 19, 10 a.m. “Nanophotonic Structures for Efficient Characterization of Single InAs Quantum Dots,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Marcelo Davanco, University of Maryland. 320 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., April 19, noon. “Mechanisms of Lymphocyte Signaling in Immunity and Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Joel Pomerantz, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., April 19, 4 p.m. “A Chemical Turn: Thinking Pharmaceutical Politics Anew,” an Anthropology seminar with Cori Hayden, University of California, Berkeley. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., April 19, 4:30 p.m. “Integrating History-Length Interpolation and Classes in Language Modeling,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Hinrich Schuetze, University of Stuttgart. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., April 20, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Autoimmunity and Immunity Among Individuals Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: Clinical Correlations and Co-Morbidity by Markers for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity” with Patricia Gregory, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., April 20, 2 p.m. “Lamin B3: Connecting the Spindle Matrix and Spindle Assembly,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Ben Goodman. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Thurs., April 21, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Radwaste: Transportation and Other Issues” with Ruth Weiner, Sandia National Laboratories. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., April 21, noon. “Biological Espionage: Bacterial Use of Host Biochemistry for Pathogenic Purposes,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Erec Stebbins, Rockefeller University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 21, 1 p.m. “Genetic Modulation of Mosquito Host-Seeking Behavior,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Leslie Vosshall, Rockefeller University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 21, 3 p.m. “Neurally Inspired Computational Methods: From Algorithms to Neuromimetic Systems,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Alexander Russell, WSE. 316 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., April 21, 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Fri., April 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Economics, with panelists Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University; Glenn Ellison, MIT; Jonathan Levin, Stanford University; and Ken Wolpin, University of Pennsylvania. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. “Linking G Protein Signaling, EGF Receptor Trafficking and Cancer Metastasis,” a Biology seminar with Marilyn Farquhar, University of California, San Diego. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., April 22, 11 a.m. “Large Eddy Simulations of Mixed Layer Instabilities and Sampling Strategies,” a CEAFM seminar with Tamay Ozgokmen, University of Miami. 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 25, 12:10 p.m. “Road Safety in Latin America,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Eugenia Rodriguez, Pan American Health Organization. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 25, 12:15 p.m. “Making the Mouse Blastocyst—Cell Lineages to Stem Cells,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Janet Rossant, University of Toronto. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. “Pharmaceutical Politics and Regulatory Reform in Post-War America,” a History seminar with Dominque Tobbell, University of Minnesota. 308 Gilman.  HW


Wed., April 20, 2:15 to 4 p.m. Inauguration of E2SHI (the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute), featuring presentations by JHU President Ronald J. Daniels; Kathleen Hogan, U.S. Department of Energy; Nicholas Jones, WSE dean; Michael Klag, SPH dean; Katherine Newman, KSAS dean; and Van Reiner, president and CEO, Maryland Science Center. Reception follows. Mason Hall.  HW

Sat., April 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Johns Hopkins International Society Easter Egg Hunt, with the Easter Bunny, games, prizes and fun for all. Decker Garden.  HW

Sat., April 23, 10 p.m. “Pajammy Jam: House Party Style,” a fundraising event sponsored by the Sigma Sigma chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, in collaboration with the JHU Black Student Union. $10 admission; wear PJs. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Thurs., April 21. A Graduate Students of the Humanities Center symposium with Sarah Beckwith, Duke University. 10 a.m. A discussion of precirculated texts by Shakespeare, Arendt and Austin. 4 p.m. Lecture titled “Shakespeare, Tragedy and the Names of Action.” 208 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Humanities Center symposium celebrating the publication of Little Did I Know: Excerpts From Memory, and its author, Stanley Cavell, with Cavell, Sarah Beckwith, James Conant, Veena Das, Byron Davies, Michael Fried, Sandra Laugier, Paolo Marrati, Yi-Ping Ong, Hent de Vries and Michael Williams. 50 Gilman.  HW


Thurs., April 21, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google Applications,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. 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

Thurs., April 21, 4:30 p.m. “Refworks,” an MSE Library workshop on the secrets of organized citations and quick, easy bibliographies. To register, go to www.library
.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW