April 25, 2011

Calendar — April 25, 2011


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


Tues., April 26, 4:15 p.m. “Ligands Which Provide Hydrogen Bonds Near and Far From the Metal Center,” a Chemistry colloquium with Elizabeth Papish, Drexel University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., April 27, 3:30 p.m. “A Lensing Map … A Redshift Survey,” an STSci colloquium with Margaret Gellar, Center for Astrophysics. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., April 28, 3:45 p.m. “Locating Agreement in Grammar,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 134A Krieger.  HW


“Stress and the Brain: Implications for Health, Development and Learning,” an Urban Health Institute conference, co-sponsored by the School of Education, the Brain Science Institute, the Ludwig Family Fund and the JHU Council for PK-12 Education. Registration fee is $150; to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/
4hLp984. For information, email ccombs@jhu.edu.

Thurs., April 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m. “Overcoming Adversity: Resilience in Children,” keynote address by Sir Michael Rutter, King’s College London and Maudsley Hospital. Free to public; registration required. Reception follows. 110 Hodson.  HW

Fri., April 29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Areas of discussion include prenatal and infancy, early childhood and middle childhood/adolescence, with various speakers. Turner Auditorium.  EB


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 The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, a new book by Francis Fukuyama of SAIS, with Fukuyama; Adam Garfinkle, editor, The American Interest; Michael Woolcock, World Bank; and Cinnamon Dornsife (moderator), SAIS. (See In Brief, p. 2.) 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 Brookins 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

Tues., April 26, 12:30 p.m. “Rainfall, Human Capital and Democracy,” a Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism with Stephen Haber, Stanford University, and Helen Bing, Hoover Institution. For information email rbwashington@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5650. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., April 26, 12:30 p.m. “Sovereignty in the Arctic: Avoiding a New Geopolitical Conflict,” a SAIS Foreign Policy Institute debate with Ruth Wedgwood, Charles Doran, Kurt Volker and Charles Gati and Zbigniew Brzezinski (moderator), all of SAIS. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information or to RSVP, email ckunkel@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5772. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., April 26, 5 p.m. “Political Economy of the Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe,” a SAIS European Studies Program/Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Mitchell Orenstein, SAIS. A reception follows. For information, email atobin1@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5796. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., April 27, 6:30 p.m. “The Peace Corps at 50: How Far Will You Go?” a SAIS International Development Program panel discussion with Kevin Quigley, president, National Peace Corps Association; Jill Miller, IREX; and Matthew Breman, Chemonics. For information or to RSVP, email sais.rpcv@gmail.com. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., April 28, 12:30 p.m. “The Globalization Paradox, Democracy and the Future of the World Economy,” a Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism with Dani Rodrik, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the SAIS International Development Program. For information or to RSVP, email
rbwashington@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5650. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., April 28, 3 p.m. “Reporting on Global Health,” an International Reporting Project at SAIS panel discussion with IRP fellows Jenny Asarnow, Jill Braden Balderas, Ann Kim, Annie Murphy and David Taylor. Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars’ Environmental Change and Security Program and Africa Program. For information or to RSVP, email ecsp@wilsoncenter
.org. Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC.

Thurs., April 28, 5 p.m. “Is the State Dead? A New History of the State,” a SAIS Global Theory and History Program discussion with Charles Maier, Harvard University. For information or to RSVP, email sLee255@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5714. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., April 29, 1 p.m. “Anticipatory Governance: Uniting Foresight and Policy,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Leon Fuerth, George Washington University. For more information or to RSVP, email
eregloballeadersforum@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


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

Tues., April 26, 4 p.m. The 2011 Annual Cecile Pickart Lecture— “Structural Insights Into Ubiquitin Signaling” by Cynthia Wolberger, SoM and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 26, to Thurs., April 28. Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy II, a Humanities Center lecture and discussion series by Robert Pippin, University of Chicago. 208 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 26, 4 p.m. “Sexual Agency in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street.”

Wed., April 27, 4 p.m. Discussion of Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly.

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. “Philosophy by Other Means I—After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Visual Modernism.”

Thurs., April 28, 12:15 p.m. “The Rhodes Blood Libel (1840): The End of the Myth of Sephardi Superiority,” a Jewish Studies lecture by visiting professor Olga Borovaya, Russian State University for the Humanities. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas—Topics in the Art of Ancient West Mexico with featured speaker Richard Townsend, The Art Institute of Chicago. Sponsored by History of Art and The Walters Art Museum.

Thurs., April 28—

3 p.m. “Ancestors, Tomb Sculptures and Seasonal Renewal in Ancient West Mexico,” a student forum. 211 Hodson.  HW

7 p.m. Distinguished Lecture—“Approaching the Imagery of Ancient West Mexico.” Walters Art Museum Parlor, 5 West Mount Vernon Place.

Sat., April 30, 1 p.m. “The Art and Archaeology of Ancient West Mexico,” a public lecture. Graham Auditorium, Walters Art Museum (enter on Centre Street)

Thurs., April 28, 4:30 p.m. The Annual James W. Poultney Memorial Lecture—“Pindar and the Monuments” by Richard Neer, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Classics. 50 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 28, 5:15 p.m. “Exhortation to Women: Lucrezia Marinella (1571?–1653),” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Laura Benedetti, Georgetown University. 479 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 29, 11:30 a.m. The Elizabeth Ratner Memorial Lecture—“Suicide Risk Assessment in the ED: A Practical Guide for Emergency Physicians” by Robert Orman, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Co-sponsored by Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Mon., May 2, 8:30 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture—“Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” by Linda Ferrell, University of California, San Francisco. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., April 27, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra and Peabody Singers perform music by Schumann and Mozart. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., April 28, and Fri., April 29, 7:30 p.m. “Ancient Airs and Dances,” performance of early music by the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., April 30, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Eroica symphony and Walton’s Partita, with guest conductor Leon Fleisher. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 1, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Tokyo String Quartet with Leon Fleisher, piano. (See photo, p. 16.) $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall.  HW

Sun., May 1, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Preparatory recital, featuring the winners of the Preparatory Part-Recital Competition. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Mon., May 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Opera Workshop presents “Handel’s Heritage,” a program of scenes from Handel and his operatic predecessors. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody   [THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.]


Tues., April 26, 6:30 p.m. The Writing Seminars presents Rosanna Warren, reading from Ghost in a Red Hat, her fifth collection of poems. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Wed., April 27, 7 p.m. Baltimore-based author Madison Smartt-Bell will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, The Color of the Night. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. Loyola professor and Baltimore author Mark Osteen will discuss and sign copies of his book, One of Us: A Family’s Life With Autism. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., April 25, noon. “Roles of Androgen-Responsive Genes in Prostate Cancer,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Zhou Wang, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. W1020 SPH.  EB

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, 12:15 p.m. “Community Engagement in Research,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Jim Lavery, University of Toronto. 150 Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

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

Mon., April 25, 4 p.m. “Expected Euler Characteristic of Excursion Sets of Holomorphic Sections,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jingzhou Sun, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Tues., April 26, 10:45 a.m. “The Voronoi Diagram of Points on a Surface: Surface, Medial Axis and Complexity,” a Computer Science seminar with Nina Amenta, University of California, Davis. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., April 26, 2 p.m. “The Influence of Sex Education on the Sexual Behavior of Jamaican Youth,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Terri-Ann Thompson. E6519 SPH.  EB

Tues., April 26, 3 p.m. “How to Have Fun in Electricity and Environmental Policy Modeling,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Ben Hobbs, WSE. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., April 26, 3:30 p.m. “Mammalian Functional Genomics 2011—Like Kids in a Candy Shop?” a High Throughput Biology Center seminar with David Root, MIT and Harvard University. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Tues., April 26, 4 p.m. “ ‘Where Am I Supposed to Be?’: Incarceration, Theology and Pharmaceutical Landscapes,” an Anthropology seminar with Aaron Goodfellow, KSAS. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., April 26, 4 p.m. “NIH Molecular Libraries Program and Beyond: Integrative Technologies Enabling Biology and Chemistry as a Collaborative Resource for Probe and Drug Discovery,” a Pharmacology and Molecular
Sciences seminar with James Inglese, National Human Genome Research Institute. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Tues., April 26, 4:30 p.m. “Building Watson: An Overview of DeepQA for the Jeopardy! Challenge,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Ferruci, IBM Research. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., April 27, noon. “Local Signaling in Directed Cell Migration,” a Cell Biology seminar with Tobias Meyer, Stanford University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Wed., April 27, noon. “Increasing Vaccine Delivery on a Global Level,” an International Health seminar with keynote speaker Mathuram Santosham, SPH, and guest speaker Paul Offit, co-investigator of the rotavirus vaccine. E2014 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 27, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Risk Factor for Schizophrenia Subtypes: Associations With Symptom Patterns and Course of Disorder in the Danish Registry” with Katie Nugent, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., April 27, 1 p.m. “Project Achilles: Functional Genomics and Cancer,” a Johns Hopkins Technology Center for Networks and Pathways seminar with William Hanh, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Wed., April 27, 1:30 p.m. “Conformational Exchange in Antiparallel EmrE: Insights Into the Mechanism of Multidrug Resistant Transport,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Katherine Henzler-Wildman, Washington University School of Medicine. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 27, 4 p.m. “rRNA Methylation by Radical SAM Methyltransferases,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Danica Fujimori, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 27, 4 p.m. “Bayesian Borrowing of Information Across High-Dimensional Exposures and Outcomes,” a Biostatistics seminar with Amy Herring, University of North Carolina. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 28, 10:45 a.m. “De Novo Design of Self-Assembled Peptide Hydrogels for Delivery: Manipulating Peptide Structure to Modulate Material Properties,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Joel Schneider, NCI/NIH. 301 Shaffer.  HW

Thurs., April 28, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“What Banded Iron Formations Tell Us About the Precambrian Earth” with Kurt Konhauser, University of Alberta. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., April 28, noon. “ ‘Unparalleled in the Realm’: Tea Utensils in 16th-Century Japan,” an East Asian Studies seminar with Andrew Watsky, Princeton University. 308 Krieger.  HW

Thurs., April 28, noon. “Development of Anti-Pathogen Effector Genes for Control of Vector-Borne Diseases,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Anthony James, University of California, Irvine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 28, 1 p.m. “Dual Role of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Neurogenesis,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Sohyun Ahn, NICHD/NIH. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 28, 3:30 p.m. “Structural Basis of Decoding by the Ribosome,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Thurs., April 28, 4 p.m. “China, pH, a Fungal Pathogen and a Better Way to Kill Mosquitoes and Fire Ants,” a Biology seminar with Nemat Keyhani, University of Florida. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., April 29, 9 a.m. “Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and Use of Antimicrobials in Pig Farming in Peru,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Carmen Arriola. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., April 29, 11 a.m. “High Performance Computing With CUDA,” a CEAFM seminar with Massimiliano Fatica, NVIDIA. 50 Gilman.  HW   [THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.]

Fri., April 29, 12:15 p.m. “Got Oxygen? SREBP Pathway: More Than Just Sterol Sensing in Fission Yeast,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Chih-Yung Sean Lee, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Fri., April 29, 12:30 p.m. “Seeding Mobilization, Harvesting Support: Polarization and the Structuring of Collective Action in Chavez’s Venezuela,” a Program in Latin American Studies seminar with Michael McCarthy, KSAS. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Fri., April 29, 1 p.m. “Visualizing Immune Response to SIV Infection” with Adam Pellerite; “Hemoglobin Disorders Teaching Module” with Suzanne Slattery; and “Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostic Training Using the iPad” with Bona Kim, a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Art as Applied to Medicine graduate students. West Room (ground floor), BRB.  EB

Mon., May 2, noon. “RNA Structural Bioinformatics and Ontology,” a Biophysics seminar with Neocles Leontis, National Science Foundation. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., May 2, 12:10 p.m. “U.S. Assistance in Injury Prevention,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Nancy Carter-Foster, U.S. State Department. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W4013 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 2, 12:10 p.m. “Occupational Injuries That Fall Through the Cracks,” a Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Susan Baker, SPH. First in a series. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 2, 12:15 p.m. “Maping Neural Circuits for Motor Sequences in Drosophila,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Julie Simpson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Janelia Farms. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 2, 1:30 p.m. “Mechanical Regulation of Epithelial Branching,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Celeste Nelson, Princeton University. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., May 2, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“The Side Matters: Why Line Drawings Only Confuse Us in Understanding Figure-Ground Perception” with Naoki Kogo, University of Leuven, Belgium. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., May 2, 4:30 p.m. “Multilingual Subjectivity Analysis,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., May 2, 5 p.m. “Descartes’ Modal Epistemology,” a Philosophy seminar with Elliot Paul, NYU and Barnard College. 288 Gilman.  HW


Fri., April 29, noon. “Sister to Sister: Pursuing Success,” the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s annual Women’s Luncheon/Forum with guests—and sisters—Caroline Laguerre-Brown, vice provost for institutional equity at Johns Hopkins, and Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Registration required by April 25; go to bfsa.jhu.edu, select “Events,” then “Women’s Forum.” Tickets are $10, no charge to current BFSA members and JHU students. Salon C, Charles Commons.  HW

Fri., April 29, 5 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World—in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and the Office of the President, presents a Nobel Prize panel featuring two Hopkins Nobel laureates, Peter Agre and Carol Greider. Shriver Hall.  HW


Tues., April 26, through Thurs., April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Deconvolution of Pooled shRNA Library Screens Using Microarray Technology,” a Sigma-Aldrich workshop with various speakers. Cost is $590. For more information and to register, go to www.sigma.com/workshop. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

The Center for Educational Resources sponsors a series of workshops on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to all faculty, staff and students in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., April 26, 1 to 3 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Wed., April 27, 10 a.m. to noon. “Communication and Collaboration in Blackboard.”

Fri., April 29, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Thurs., April 28, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Sharepoint,” 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