September 6, 2011

Calendar — September 6, 2011

Baltimore is stop number three—following London and New York—on a U.K. and U.S. tour by Indian Ocean, often described as the pioneers of fusion rock in India. In its concert this week in Shriver Hall Auditorium, the four-man band will play both its well-known hits and songs from its latest album, ‘16/330 Khajoor Road,’ named for the 100-year-old bungalow where the band rehearses in Delhi. See Music.


Thurs., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. “Make Your Self Well: The Moral and Medical Life of a 19th-Century Subscription Press,” a Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Alicia Puglionesi, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB


Fri., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom,” with John Brock, chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises; Mervin Davies, former UK minister of state for trade, promotion and investment; Nancy Kopp, Maryland state treasurer; Jillian Segal, Australian Stock Exchange and Australia Bank; and Linda Tarr-Whelan, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Sponsored by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. To RSVP, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. “Hungary’s New Law on Churches,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Paula Shriefer, Freedom House, and Kurt Volker (moderator), SAIS. Bence Retvari, Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and Laszlo Gonda, Debrecen Reformed Theological University and minister at the Hungarian Reformed Church, will join the discussion via videoconference. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite
.com/event/2121676993/mcivte. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 7, 12:30 p.m. “State and Nation Building in the New Libya,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion wth Dirk Vadewalle, Dartmouth University. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m. “Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia,” a Central Asia–Caucasus Institute at SAIS discussion wth Frederick Starr, chairman of CACI and editor-in-chief of Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia, and Baktybek Berhimov, former member of Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and co-editor of Ferghana Valley. For information or to RSVP, call 202-663-7721 or email Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. “EU Efforts to Combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Maria Damanaki, maritime and fisheries commissioner, EU. A “Year of Agriculture” event. To RSVP, call 202-663-5786 or email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 8, noon. “September 11: How Terrorism Changed Public Health,” a School of Public Health discussion. Open to the general public. Sponsored by the Office of External Affairs. W1214 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m. “The Obama Administration’s Evolving Approach to International Democracy Support,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. (The speaker’s comments will be off the record.) To RSVP, call 202-870-6677 or email 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Fri., Sept. 9, 2:30 p.m. Screening of the film 9/11: The Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) Sponsored by the SAIS International Development Program. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Tues., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. “The History of Light: How Stars Formed in Galaxies,” an STSci public lecture by Kai Noeske, STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. “Mice, Men and Mental Illness: Animal Models of Cognitive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia,” a Psychiatry/Neuroscience lecture by Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel laureate. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Tues., Sept. 6, 6 p.m. The JHMI Choral Society’s Back-to-School Concert, featuring classic, contemporary and folk music. Sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 410-955-3363 or go to Hurd Hall.  EB


Sun., Sept. 11, 4 to 7 p.m. Concert by Indian Ocean. (See photo, this page.) Tickets are $35, $20 for students. Shriver Hall.  HW


Tues., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DC Technology Open House, an opportunity to learn about technology-related resources and services offered by SAIS and Johns Hopkins. (This event is open to the SAIS community only.) Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. John Harper of SAIS’ Bologna Center will discuss his new book, The Cold War. Sponsored by the SAIS European Studies Program. A reception follows. For information, call 202-663-5796 or email Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Tues., Sept. 6, 10:45 a.m. “Twenty Questions With Noisy Answers for Object Detection and Tracking,” a Computer Science seminar with Raphael Sznitman, WSE. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Sept. 6, 12:10 p.m. “Trauma Survivors Network,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Renan Castillo, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Sept. 6, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Prioritizing Environmental Pollution Risks to Public Health: A Case Study in the United Arab Emirates” with Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Wed., Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. “What Constitutes Reliable Evidence,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Simon Day, Roche Products Ltd. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 7, 12:15 p.m. The Mental Health Noon Seminar—“The Genetics of Drug Addiction: Strategies and Approaches” with Brion Maher, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 7, 12:15 p.m. “Stemming the Growing Burden of Chronic Diseases: Need for Global Action,” a Health Systems special seminar with Arun Chockalingam, NHLBI/NIH, and Louis Niessen and David Peters, both of SPH. Sponsored by International Health. W3008 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 7, 4 p.m. “Two Criteria for Evaluating Risk Prediction Models,” a Biostatistics seminar with Ruth Pfeiffer, NCI. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 8, noon. “Straight From the Mouse’s Mouth: IL-17 Receptor Signal Transduction in Fungal Infections,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with Sarah Gaffen, University of Pittsburgh. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m. “(1) Clustering Gene Effectors and (2) Optimizing the Quantity/Quality Trade-off in Connectome Inference,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Carey Priebe, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. “Romancing Your Reader: Ten Easy Steps for Making Your Writing More Successful,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Julie Reiser, WSE. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 8, 4 p.m. “Cellular Self-Defense: Functions of Microtubules in Neuronal Responses to Injury,” a Biology seminar with Melissa Rolls, Penn State. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 8, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Department of English, with panelists Bruce Robbins, Columbia University; Leela Gandhi, University of Chicago; and Michael Warner, Yale University. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons Conference Center (Friday).  HW

Fri., Sept. 9, 11 a.m. “Role of Mixing in the Large-Scale Circulation of the Ocean,” a CEAFM seminar with Anand Gnanadesikan, KSAS. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. “Reducing Morbidity and Mortality From Acute Febrile Illness by Improved Diagnosis,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Megan Reller. E2527 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 12, 1 p.m. “Small Ants Make Large Hills: A Microlevel Analysis of Conflict in Africa—The Ghanaian Case,” a SAIS African Studies Program thesis defense seminar with Elizabeth Mensah. (This event is open to the SAIS community only.) 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m. “Equivariant K-Theory of Actions of Compact Lie Groups With Maximal Rank Isotropy,” a Topology seminar with Jose Manuel Gomez, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW


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 Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Wed., Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to noon. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Thurs., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”