May 9, 2011

Calendar — May 9, 2011


Wed., May 11, 3:30 p.m. “Properties of Type 1a Supernovae, and Why I Hate Photometry,” an STSci colloquium with Nick Suntzeff, Texas A&M University. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Fri., May 13, 2 p.m. “Do Scientists Need Philosophy?” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with author David Harriman. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Permanence Matters,” a conference on the history of permanent paper, the science of paper and its degradation, trends in paper manufacturing, printing and publishing; and the continuing need for permanent paper for users and heritage collections. Sponsored by Conservation and Preservation, the Heritage Science for Conservation project at the Sheridan Libraries, Glatfelter Paper and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. For more information, go to B17 CSEB.  HW


Tues., May 10, 9:30 a.m. “From Revolution to Democracy: Lessons for Political Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Endy Bayuni, SAIS; Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Peter Gastrow, International Peace Institute; and Leena El-Ali, Search for Common Ground. Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. For information or to RSVP, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., May 10, 12:45 p.m. “Energy and Climate Policy in Austria,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Guenter Liebel, deputy minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. For information or to RSVP, email eregloballeadersforum@jhu
.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., May 11, 2 to 4 p.m. “Disaster Health: Expert Perspectives on Japan’s Ongoing Crisis,” a School of Public Health panel discussion with Dean Michael Klag, SPH; Tomohiko Makino, SoM; Thomas Kirsch, SPH; Jonathan Links, SPH; Luke MacDonald, SPH; and George Everly Jr., SoM. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Public Health Preparedness Programs and the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 12, 12:30 p.m. “NATO: A Changing Alliance in a Changing World,” a SAIS Center for Politics and Foreign Relations discussion with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of NATO. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and the University of California Washington Center. (Event is open to the SAIS community, invited guests and media only. A live webcast will be accessible at www.sais-jhu
.edu.) To RSVP, email or call 202-974-6341. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., May 9. The 2011 Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Student Exhibition will be on view through May 26. (A reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Mon., May 23.) For more information, go to www.hopkinsmedicine
.org/medart or call 410-955-3409. Turner Concourse.  EB

Fri., May 13, 3 to 6 p.m. Opening reception for the Homewood Art Workshops Studio Show, an exhibition of student work. Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center.  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

Tues., May 10, 11 a.m. “Tomographic Fracture Imaging: Geology, Geophysics, Case Studies and Applications,” an Earth and Planetary Sciences special lecture by Pete Geiser, Global Geophysical Services. 304 Olin.  HW

Tues., May 10, 5 p.m. The Provost’s Lecture Series—“Cost Containment: Past, Health Reform and Future” by Gerard Anderson, SPH. Q&A session and reception to follow. RSVP to provostrsvp@jhu
.edu. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg.  EB

Tues., May 10, 5:30 p.m. The Allan L. Berman Lecture—“From Risk to Opportunity: Making Strategic Real Estate Decisions in an Uncertain World” by Gadi Kaufmann, CEO, RCLCO. (See story, p. 5.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. 4th floor, Legg Mason Conference Center, Harbor East.

Thurs., May 12, 4 p.m. The 11th Annual Daniel Nathans, M.D. Lecture in Molecular Genetics—“Maps of the RNA World” by Robert Darnell, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium.  EB


Tues., May 10, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Computer Music Consort performs. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Sat., May 14, 3:30 p.m. The Preparatory String Ensemble and Young Artists Orchestra perform. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., May 14, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra performs music by Wagner and Borodin, featuring the winner of the Preparatory Concerto Competition. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 15, 3 p.m. The Preparatory Fran G. Zarubick Honors Recital presents the winners of the Preparatory Spring Honors Competition. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


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

Tues., May 10, 9 a.m. “Khat Chewing: Its Association With HIV and DC4 T Cell Counts,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Della Berhanu. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 10, noon. “Genetic and Pharmacological Studies With Engineered Receptors and Patient-Specific Stem Cells,” a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Bruce Conklin, University of California, San Francisco. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., May 10, 1 p.m. “Competitive, Co-opted or Collaborative? The Role of Health in Baltimore’s Comprehensive Zoning Rewrite,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Amelia Greiner. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 10, 1 to 4 p.m. “Workplace Violence,” a Homewood Campus Safety and Security seminar featuring videos and discussions, with introductory remarks by Edmund Skrodzki, executive director, JHU Campus Safety and Security. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Tues., May 10, 2 p.m. “The Role of the Intimate Partner Violence, HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Syndemic on Women’s Mental Health,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Samantha Illangasekare. 744 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 11, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Longitudinal Outcome Monitoring in Psychiatry: The Promise of Technology” with Michelle Carras; “Evaluation of Reasoning Outcomes in the ACTIVE Study: How Baseline Depressive Symptoms Modify Responsiveness to Reasoning Training” with Mary Franchetti; and “Risk Factors for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Suicide After a Major Disaster” with Neesha Hussain. Sponsored by Mental Health; speakers are MHS candidates in the department. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 11, 3 p.m. “Genetic and Environmental Influences on Children’s Dietary Intake, Growth and Health During Puberty: A Twin Study in China,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Ji Li. W2017 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 11, 4 p.m. “Genetic Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids for Biological Studies,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Lei Wang, Salk Institute. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 12, noon. “Influenza: A ‘Continuously Emerging’ Infectious Disease,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jeffery Taubenberger, NIAID/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 12, noon. “Control of Developmental and Regenerative Growth by Hippo Signaling,” a Cell Biology seminar with Ken Irvine, University of New Jersey. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., May 12, 1 p.m. “Cellular Mechanisms of Pruritus,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Martin Steinhoff, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 12, 2 to 5 p.m., and Fri., May 13, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Department of Chemistry, with panelists Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology; Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado; Jeffery Moore, University of Illinois; Matthew Platz, Ohio State University; JoAnne Stubbe, MIT; and John Tully, Yale University. 101 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., May 12, 2 p.m. “Green Buildings, Health and Safety: An Investigation of the Effects of the Physical Work Environment on Occupant Health and Safety and Health Care Settings, a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Whitney Austin Gray. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., May 13, 10 a.m. “Global Burden of Neonatal Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Monisha Jayakumar. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 13, 1:15 p.m. “Bladder Cancer and TP53 Gene Alterations: Associations With Cigarette Smoking and Arsenic Exposure and With NAT2 and GSTM1 Genotypes,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Claudine Samanic. W2009 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 13, 1:30 p.m. “A New Beginning: The Search for Compounds That Alter Selection of the Start Site in Translation Initiation,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry thesis defense seminar with Julie Takacs. 701 WBSB.  EB

Sun., May 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Writing seminar designed to provide resources for writers trying to publish short stories, find an agent or place a novel with a publisher, with author Justin Kramon (Finny). Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Mon., May 16, 12:15 p.m. “Epigenetic Regulation of Telomere Capping in Drosophila = The Stories of the Hip Hop Brothers,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Yikang Rong, NCI. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 16, 2 p.m. “Moderators of the Relationship Between Life Events and Depression: Recurrence Social Support and Age,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Cynthia Jones.  845 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., May 16, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Statistics of Natural Sounds, Invariance, Perception and Neural Representations” with Frederic Theunissen, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Mon., May 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. BME Design Day 2011, a showcase of medical device innovations by student teams, featuring a keynote address by Tore Laerdal, executive chairman, Laerdal Medical. Co-sponsored by Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Free admission, but guests must register at Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Bioethics Week, a series of lectures, seminars, discussions, documentaries and talks marking the dedication of the Berman Institute of Bioethics’ new home. (See story, p. 1.) The following are highlights of the week’s events:

Mon., May 9. Talks by medical historian Susan Reverby, Wellesley College.

12:15 p.m. “U.S. Public Health Service STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala, 1946–48: Why Do They Matter Now?” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar. W3008 SPH.  EB

4 p.m. “Escaping Melodramas: Reflecting on Medical Research in Tuskegee and Guatemala,” a public lecture. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Humanim, American Brewery Bldg., 1701 N. Gay St.

Mon., May 9, 1:30 p.m. Screening of The Wisdom of Wit, Megan Cole’s dramatized lecture of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Wit. Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Tues., May 10, noon. The 18th Annual Shallenberger Lecture in Ethics—“A Sickle Cell Crisis: Relationships Between Clinicians and Patients With Sickle Cell Disease” by Carlton Haywood Jr., SoM. Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Hurd Hall.  EB

Tues., May 10, 4 p.m. Screening of the documentary Doctors of the Dark Side, about health professionals who participated in torture. Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Open House for Deering Hall, new home of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Light finger foods and beverages will be served, and guests will be invited to tour the building. 1809 Ashland Ave.  EB

Wed., May 11, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dedication of Deering Hall, new home of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. By invitation only. 1809 Ashland Ave.  EB

Thurs., May 12, 5 p.m. “Striking the Right Balance: The Ethics of Political Leadership of Scientific Agencies,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland secretary of health and mental hygiene. Strauch Auditorium, 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 Hall 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. 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

Tues., May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Day, spotlighting longtime projects by students through oral presentations and demonstrations. For more information, go to Those planning to attend are asked to contact Mike Bernard at 410-516-7154 or by email to 210 Hodson.  HW

Tues., May 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Technology Fellowship Showcase, winners of the fellowship will demonstrate new classroom technology resources. There will be giveaways for all attendees and flash drives for JHU faculty. For information, go to www Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Q-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Sun., May 15, 2 to 5 p.m. The Master of Liberal Arts Program’s First Capstone Colloquium, featuring poster sessions and individual presentations of MLA student work produced during the 2010-2011 academic year. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP (required), go to Hodson Hall.  HW


The Sixth Annual Center for Biotechnology Education Research Symposium and networking reception. Light refreshments served. To RSVP online, go to
.html?ContentID=3030. Montgomery County Campus.

Wed., May 11

6 p.m. Student research poster presentations. Room 121, Bldg. 3.

7 p.m. “Molecular Target Identification for Translational Medicine: The Anticancer Topoisomerase I Inhibitors,” keynote address by Yves Pommier, NCI. Gilchrist Hall Auditorium.

Fifth Annual Institute for NanoBioTechnology Symposium, focusing on the use of small-scale technology to combat cancer. (See story, p. 4.) HW

Thurs., May 12, 1 to 5:30 p.m. “Cancer Nanotechnology,” hands-on laboratory workshops. To sign up for a workshop, email or call 410-516-5634. Suite 100, NEB.

Fri., May 13

8:30 a.m. to noon. Talks by keynote speaker Stephen Baylin, SoM—“Why Develop Sensitive Detection Systems for Abnormal DNA Methylation in Cancer?”—and six other faculty experts. Shriver Hall Auditorium.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Poster session. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.

Fri., May 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Research Symposium on Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, featuring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, College Park, presenting ongoing research in fluid mechanics. Sponsored by CEAFM. 50 Gilman.  HW