May 2, 2011

Calendar — May 2, 2011


Wed., May 4, 5 p.m. “Henry Cowell: Challenges to a Biographer,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Joel Sachs, Juilliard School. 308 Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Thurs., May 5, 3 p.m. “Quackery and Sex Therapy: Law, Medicine and Culture in Modern India,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Joseph Alter, University of Pittsburgh. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., May 5, 3 p.m. “Review of Discoveries and Preview of Prospects in the Study of the Ghostly Neutrino,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with John Learned, University of Hawaii. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW


Fri., May 6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. “Development and Commodification in Latin America: Limits and Possibilities,” a Program in Latin American Studies/Anthropology conference with Fernando Coronil, CUNY. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW


Wed., May 4, 12:30 p.m. “Inside European Politics: Perspectives for the Eurozone,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Andreas Schieder, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance. To RSVP, email or call 202-663-5880. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., May 4, 5:30 p.m. “The Arab Spring and the Future of the Middle East?” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Fuad Siniora, Lebanese Parliament. (See story, p. 4.) To RSVP, email Co-sponsored by the SAIS Middle East Studies Program and Conflict Management Program. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. “Escaping Melodramas: Reflecting on Medical Research in Tuskegee and Guatemala,” and Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute talk with medical historian Susan Reverby. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Humanim, American Brewery Bldg., 1701 N. Gay St.


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., May 4, 12:15 p.m. “The Scientific Revolution and Jewish Jurisprudence—Halacha, Medicalization and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe,” a Jewish Studies lecture by Maoz Kahanna, New York University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Thurs., May 5, 4 p.m. The 28th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture—“Haptics: Engineering Touch in Robot-Assisted Medical Interventions” with Allison Okamura, WSE. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. The Francis D. Carlson Lectureship in Biophysics—“Propagating and Engineering Whole Bacterial Genomes in Yeast” by Hamilton Smith, J. Craig Venter Institute. Sponsored by Biophysics. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. The Dean’s Lecture V—“From Genes to Society” by David Nichols, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Thurs., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Fri., May 6, 5:45 p.m. The Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents jazz duo Kevin B. Clark, guitar, and Steve Synk, bass, performing music by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Joe Henderson in addition to original compositions. $15 general admission, $12 Homewood Museum members and $8 for full-time students. Seating is limited and advance registration is required; call 410-516-5589 or go to
.php?museum=homewood. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Homewood Museum.  HW

Sat., May 7, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble performs. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 8, 3 p.m. The Peabody Children’s Chorus performs. The concert is free, but advance tickets are required. For ticket information, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800 or email Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


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

Thurs., May 5, noon. Food activist Mark Winne will discuss his latest book, Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners and Smart-Cookin’ Mammas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W4030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 6, 5 p.m. Reading by author John Barth. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Sun., May 8, 3 p.m. Students from the Writers in Baltimore Schools program give public readings from Baltimore by Hand, a biannual literary magazine. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


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. “Mapping 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 p.m. “On the Maxwell-Born-Infeld Field Equations,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., May 2, 4 p.m. “Visualizing the Geography of Disease: The Diseases of China, 1870–1920s,” a History seminar with Marta Hanson, SoM. 308 Gilman.  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

Tues., May 3, 10:45 a.m. “Action Video Games as Exemplary Learning Tools,” a Computer Science seminar with Daphne Bavelier, University of Rochester. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., May 3, 4:30 p.m. “Curvature and Rationality of Complex Manifolds,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Bun Wong, University of California, Riverside. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed., May 4, 8:30 a.m. “Genomics and Documentation in Clinical Trials: Some Cautionary Tales,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Keith Baggerly, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Co-sponsored by Biostatistics. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 4, 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. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 4, 1:30 p.m. “Mapping, Rewiring and Evolving Bacterial Signaling Pathways,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Michael Laub, MIT and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., May 4, 4 p.m. “Investigating ‘Mixed-Race’ in 1930s Shanghai: American Sociologists Put China on the ‘Miscegenation Map,’ ” a History seminar with Emma Teng, MIT. 308 Gilman.  HW

Wed., May 4, 4 p.m. “Better Living Through Hyper-Mutation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Myron Goodman, University of Southern California. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 5, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Role of Diabatic Processes in the North Atlantic Storm Track: A Potential Vorticity Diagnosis” with Walter Robinson, North Carolina State University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., May 5, noon. “Immune Responses of Humans to RNA Viruses of Human or Zoonotic Origin,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Francis Ennis, University of Massachusetts Medical School. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 5, noon. “Molecular Regulation of Membrane Trafficking,” a Cell Biology seminar with Elizabeth Sztul, University of Alabama, Birmingham. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., May 5, 1 p.m. “Mechanisms of Axon Regeneration,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Zhigang He, Children’s Hospital Boston. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 5, 1:30 p.m. “Market Crashes Through the Drawdown and Its Speed,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Olympia Hadjiliadis, Brooklyn College, CUNY. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., May 5, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., May 6, 9 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Department of Sociology, with panelists Kathryn Edin, Harvard University; Ching Kwan Lee, University of California, Berkeley; and Karolyn Tyson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., May 5, 4 p.m. “Transcription in the Three-Dimensional Genome,” a Biology seminar with Victor Corces, Emory University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., May 6, 10 a.m. “Suicidal Ideation Among Inner-City Drug Users: Association With Social Networks and Polydrug Use,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Satoko Janet Kuramoto. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., May 6, 12:15 p.m. “Finding Lingua Franca Between Science and Policy,” an Epidemiology seminar with Tomoko Steen, Library of Congress. Co-sponsored by the Cancer, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Program. W1030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 6, 1 p.m. “Educational Gaming for High School Students” with Jodi Chapmen; “Silent Aspiration Visualization” with Bricelyn Strauch; and “Physician Education for Face Transplantation” with Tara Rose, a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Art as Applied to Medicine graduate students. West Lecture Hall, PCTB.  EB

Mon., May 9, 9 a.m. “Evaluation of ‘Delivery Hut’ Program to Promote Institutional Deliveries in Haryana, India,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Rakesh Gupta. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 9, noon. “Episomal DNA Tumor Virus-Host Interaction and Cancer,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jianxin You, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 9, 12:15 p.m. “Large-Scale Chromatin Structure and Dynamics,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andrew Belmont, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 9, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Motor Learning: Is It One Thing or Many Different Things?” with John Krakauer, SoM. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Wed., May 4, noon. The 2011 Diversity Recognition Awards Ceremony honoring faculty, staff and students whose efforts have advanced diversity and inclusiveness in the Hopkins culture and environment. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Mon., May 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. BME Design Day 2011 showcasing medical device innovations by student teams;  keynote address by Tore Laerdal, executive chairman, Laerdal Medical. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Free admission, but guests must register at http://cbid.bme Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Mon., May 9, 3 p.m. The Whiting School of Engineering’s Convocation Awards Ceremony and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture by Krishnan Rajagopalan, global managing partner of the Technology and Services Practice for Heidrick & Struggles, and a member of WSE’s National Advisory Council and the Homewood Technology Commercialization Advisory Board. Reception follows. Shriver Auditorium.  HW

Mon., May 9, 6 p.m. The Homewood Technology and Innovation Showcase, an opportunity to meet faculty members and students who have produced inventions and research advances that may lead to investment and commercialization, with remarks by Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Joseph Smith, chief medical and science officer, Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute. Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW