September 12, 2011

Calendar — September 12, 2011


Wed., Sept. 14, and Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email
.edu or call 410-614-0913. Turner Concourse.  EB


Tues., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. “Well-Being in a World of Want: Some Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Sierra Leone,” an Anthropology colloquium with Michael Jackson, Harvard Divinity School. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. “Science and Satire in Early Modern England,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology. 300 Gilman.  HW


Sun., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Mon., Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Young Spinoza, a Philosophy conference with John Brandau, KSAS; Ed Curley and Tad Schmaltz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Karolina Hubner, University of Toronto; Michael LeBuffe, Texas A&M University; Frederic Manzini, Paris IV-Sorbonne; Colin Marshall, University of Melbourne; Filippo Mignini, University of Macerata, Italy; John Morrison, Columbia University/Barnard College; Alan Nelson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ursula Renz, Universitat Klagenfurt; and Leo Russ, Princeton University. For more information, go to Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW


Tues., Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m. “Governance in the New Republic of Sudan: A Whole of Country Approach to Regional Conflicts,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program panel discussion with Rebecca Hamilton, Washington Post and the New America Foundation; Jonathan Temin, United States Institute of Peace; and Steve Utterwulghe (moderator), Search for Common Ground. Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. To RSVP, go to Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 13, 11 a.m. “How We Store the Sounds of Words: Examining the Predictions of Abstract and Exemplar Theories of Spoken Word Recognition,” a discussion with Michael Wolmetz, KSAS, of his thesis topic. Sponsored by Cognitive Science. 111 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m. “The Role of China, India, Brazil and Other Emerging Nations in Africa,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with David Shinn, George Washington University. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m. “Reflections on September 11,” a SAIS Middle East Studies Program discussion with Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic. (The event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information, call 202-663-5649 or email kLesand1@jhu
.edu. 507 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m. “Japan’s Recovery 2011,” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies panel discussion with Kent Calder, Rust Deming, William Brooks and Arthur Alexander, all of SAIS. To RSVP, call 202-663-5812 or email 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. “Egypt’s Earliest Pharaohs,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with David O’Connor, New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. “Space: China’s Tactical Frontier,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Eric Hagt, Center for Defense Information and SAIS. For more information, call 202-663-5816 or email zji@jhu
.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Screening of PhD Comics’ The PhD Movie, sponsored by the Graduate Representative Organization, the Graduate Student Association and the JHSPH Student Assembly. $3. Turner Auditorium.  EB


Tues., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. “The World 10 Years After 9/11,” a SAIS Office of the Dean/Center for Transatlantic Relations forum with Jose Maria Aznar, John McLaughlin, Eliot Cohen, Eric Edelman and Daniel Hamilton (moderator), all of SAIS. Co-sponsored by the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. (See In Brief, p. 2.) To RSVP, go to
2146399940/mcivte. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. The 2011 Constitutional Forum presents “Commandeering the People: Why ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional” with Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center. Sponsored by Political Science and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, and held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day. (See story, p. 5.) 110 Hodson.  HW


Mon., Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. “Platelet Transfusions: Evidence Base for Current Practices,” Pathology grand rounds with Paul Ness, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Mon., Sept. 19, 2 p.m. The Beatrice and Jacob H. Conn Lecture in Regenerative Medicine—“Induction of Pluripotency: 20 Years of Research” by Hans Robert Scholer, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. Sponsored by the Institute for Cell Engineering. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Mon., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. The M. Daniel and Patricia Sonquist Lane Lecture—“Born to Run: The Story of the PEPCK-Cmus Mouse” by Richard Hanson, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. WBSB Auditorium.  EB


Tues., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Baltimore-based author Matthew Norman will read from and sign copies of his debut novel, Domestic Violets. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


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, 1:30 p.m. “Contextual Modulation in the Dendrites of Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Bartlett Mel, University of Southern California. 709 Traylor.  EB

Mon., Sept. 12, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“On the Close Relationship Between Natural Computations and Dendritic Computations” with Bartlett Mel, University of Southern California. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

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

Tues., Sept. 13, 10:15 a.m. “Establishing Candidate Biomarkers to Determine the Pharmacodynamic Action of Sulforaphane in the Breast,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Abena Agyeman. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 13, noon. “Targeting Human Pathogens in Mosquito Vectors,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with George Dimopoulos, SPH. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Sept. 13, noon. “Delirum in Older Persons: A Research Update,” a Psychiatry seminar with Sharon Inouye, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Tues., Sept. 13, 12:10 p.m. “A Six-Step Plan for Eliminating Disparities in Trauma Outcomes,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Adil Haider, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Sept. 13, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“How to ‘Kill’ a Virus: Mechanisms of Virus Inactivation With Heat, UV and Chemical Oxidants” with Krista Wigginton, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Wed., Sept. 14, noon. “Explorations of Protein Folding Energy Landscapes,” a Biophysics seminar with Jane Clarke, University of Cambridge. 100 Mudd.  HW

Wed., Sept. 14, noon. “Innate Immune Recognition of Oxidation-Specific Epitopes: Implications for Health and Disease,” an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Joseph Witztum, University of California, San Diego. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 14, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Medical Comorbidity in Serious Mental Illness” with Gail Daumit, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. “Multiscale Adaptive Smoothing Method for Neuroimaging Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Hongtu Zhu, University of North Carolina. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 15, 10:45 a.m. “The Roles of Adhesive Forces in Cell Migration,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Soichiro Yamada, University of California, Davis. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 15, noon. “Synthetic Biology: Refactoring Nitrogen Fixation,” a Cell Biology seminar with Christopher Voigt, MIT. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 15, noon. “Rethinking Antibody-Mediated Immunity,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Arturo Casadevall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 15, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week’s guest is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. “Map Formation and Alignment in the Developing Visual System,” a Neuroscience research seminar with David Feldheim, University of California, Santa Cruz. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. “A Survey of Alternating Permutations,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Richard Stanley, MIT. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 15, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—East Asian Studies Program, with panelists Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley; Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan; and Jordan Sand, Georgetown University. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Barber Conference Room, Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. “Control of Chromosome Segregation: The Role of Sumoylation and Desumoylation at the Kinetochore,” a Biology seminar with Michael Matunis, SPH. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. “Interplay Between Turbulence and Particles in Environmental Flows,” a CEAFM seminar with S. Balachandar, University of Florida. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 16, noon. “The Influence of CUSP Actvity on ICU Safety Climate and CLABSI Elimination,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Yea-Jen Hsu. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., Sept. 16, noon. “Short URLs, Big Data: Machine Learning at,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Hilary Mason, B17 Hackerman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 16, 12:15 p.m. “Roles of Nuage and Small RNAs in the Drosophila Germline,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jun Wei Pek, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Fri., Sept. 16, 1:15 p.m. “A Role for Insulator Proteins in Gene Bookmarking,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Elizabeth Sung. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. “The Other Side of Empire: Mediterranean in Spanish Political Thought, 1479–1516,” a History thesis defense seminar with Andrew Devereux. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Sept. 19, noon. “A Role for the Mediator of RNA Polymerase II Transcription in Elongation Control,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Joan Conaway, Stowers Institute for Medical Research. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 19, noon. “Limits to Disaster Resiliency: The ‘New Normal’ Concept,” an International Health seminar with Frederick Burkle, Asia-Pacific Center for Biosecurity, Disaster and Conflict Research, Hawaii. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. “Targeting Human Pathogens in Their Mosquito Vectors,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with George Dimopoulos, SPH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Sun., Sept. 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Convergence, a community block party for JHU affiliates and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus, with free fun, food and prizes. (See In Brief, p. 2.) 3200 block of St. Paul St.  HW


Tues., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of Imaging Infection and Inflammation, a Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research symposium with speakers from cross-disciplinary areas of expertise including infectious diseases, radiology and oncology. Lunch will be provided. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Wed., Sept. 14, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Nutrients That Protect Health Save Lives: Vitamins and Zinc, an International Health mini-symposium in recognition of the department’s 50th anniversary, with Michael Klag, Alfred Sommer, Keith West Jr. and Robert Black, all of SPH; A. Catharine Ross, Penn State; Ananda Prasad, Wayne State University School of Medicine (emeritus); and Kenneth Brown, University of California, Davis. E2030 SPH. (Reception follows in E9519 SPH.)  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 Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Sept. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Thurs., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to noon. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Fri., Sept. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Thurs., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Blackboard,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. 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