September 19, 2011

Calendar — September 19, 2011


Tues., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. “The Value of (Performative) Acts,” an Anthropology colloquium with Michael Lambek, University of Toronto. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Sept. 20, 4:15 p.m. “One-Electron Oxidations of Phenols and Thiols: PCET and Otherwise,” a Chemistry colloquium with David Stanbury, Auburn University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. “Activation, Termination and Adaptation of Olfactory Signal Transduction,” a Biology colloquium with Haiqing Zhao, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium.  HW


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, Austria; and Leo Russ, Princeton University. For more information, go to Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW


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

Mon., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. “How Do You Know Anything About North Korea?” a U.S.–Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Pomnyun Sunim, Buddhist monk and chairman of the Good Friends and Peace Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Sejong Society. For information or to RSVP, go to Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. “The Gravedigger Paradox: How Museveni’s Success Is Creating Conditions for His Fall,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Andrew Mwenda, Independent Publications Limited. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. “Salafist Insurgencies in West Africa: The Enigma of Boko Harma,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Andrew Lebovich, New America Foundation, and Paul Lubeck, University of California, Santa Cruz. For more information, call 202-349-0981 or 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m. “The Second Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga, president, Union for a Republican Majority for the DRC. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email 417 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Screening of the biographical film The Story of John Rabe, sponsored by East Asian Studies. (See photo, this page.) 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Wed., Sept. 21, noon. “The New Food Safety Modernization Act: What It Does and Why We Need It,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with Sharon Mayl, USFDA, and Keeve Nachman, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. W1214 SPH.  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. 20, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders & Legends Lecture—“Enduring Institutions, Evolving Cities: Johns Hopkins and Baltimore” by President Ronald Daniels. Business attire required. 100 International Drive, Harbor East.

Wed., Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. Dean’s Research Integrity Lecture—“Research Integrity, the Importance of the Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society” by Constantine Lyketsos, SoM. First in a series of lectures on the responsible conduct of research. Sponsored by the Office of Policy Coordination. Hurd Hall.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. The Bromery Lecture—“Two Tales of Ocean Tides: Tidal Resonance in the Present Day and During Ice Ages, and Tides in Present-Day Ocean Forecasting Models” by Brian Arbic, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. The John G. Gilbridge Memorial Lecture—“An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine” by Howard Markel, University of Michigan. Sponsored by the History of Medicine. West Reading Room, 2nd flr, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“Frozen Thought, or, the Horror of Philosophy” by Eugene Thacker, The New School. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 5 p.m. “An Iliad for a Refined Taste: Mythological Paintings and Distinguished Lifestyle in a Domus of the Late Republic,” a Classics lecture by Adrian Staehli, Harvard University. 108 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. “An Evening With Joe Burgstaller and Friends,” crossover arrangements of works by Bach, Ravel, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn and others. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


East Baltimore Community School Open House, for Johns Hopkins employees, East Baltimore residents, current and future EBCS families and personnel, members of community organizations and employers. (See In Brief, p. 2.)  EB

Tues., Sept. 20, 4 to 6 p.m. East Baltimore Community School. 1101 N. Wolfe St.

Wed., Sept. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. Armstrong Bldg.


Tues., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. William Egginton, KSAS, will discuss and sign copies of his book, In Defense of Religious Moderation. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  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

Tues., Sept. 20, 12:10 p.m. “Nat-ional Study on Costs and Outcomes of Trauma (NSCOT),” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Ellen MacKenzie, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Sept. 20, 3 p.m. “Public Reaction to Potential FDA Actions Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulating e-Cigarettes, Banning Menthol and Reducing Cigarette Nicotine Content,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Pearson. W2033 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. “Peace Corps: The Next 50 Years of International Health Engagement,” an International Health seminar with Peace Corps director Aaron Williams, in recognition of the department’s 50th anniversary. Reception follows (in E2030 SPH). E2014 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 21, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Autoimmunity and Psychosis” with William Eaton, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. “Valid Statistical Inference After Model Selection,” a Biostatistics seminar with Lawrence Brown, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. “Street Outreach for Youth Violence Prevention: Lessons From Implementation of the CeaseFire Model in Chicago and Baltimore,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Whitehill. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. “Parainfluenza Virus in the Respiratory Tract,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Charles Russell, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. “Poly-(ADP-ribose) Regulates Stress Responses and MicroRNA Activity in the Cytoplasm,” a Cell Biology seminar with Anthony Leung, SPH. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week’s guest is Jeff Singer, president and CEO, Health Care for the Homeless. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. “Responding and Adjusting to Stress: A Synaptic Perspective,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Jaideep Bains, University of Calgary. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. “On High-Dimensionality in Multivariate Regression Problems,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Alan Izenman, Temple University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. “Consistent Segmentation and Normalization of Magnetic Resonance Images of Human Brain,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Snehashis Roy, WSE. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. “Genome Instability: Chromosome Plasticity and Centromere Dynamics,” a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Judith Berman, University of Minnesota. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. “Assembling and Aligning DNA Sequences From Next-Generation Sequencers,” a Biology seminar with Steven Salzberg, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. “Risk Adjustment in a European Primary Care Context: Assessing the Properties of Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) for Predictive Modeling, for Special Populations and Using ATC Pharmacy Codes,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Paulo Boto. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. “Investigating Transport and Mixing of Atlantic Water in the Nordic Seas With Surface Drifters,” a CEAFM seminar with Inga Koszalka, KSAS. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 23, noon. “Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools: Frustrations in Understanding the Process of Choosing,” a Sociology seminar with Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 26, noon. “EM, SAXS, Molecular Modeling and Traditional Biochemistry Reveal the Topology of Cleavage Factor I, an Essential Heteroheptameric Complex in mRNA Processing,” a Biophysics seminar with Andrew Bohm, Tufts University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 26, noon. “Posttranscriptional Regulation of Cancer Traits by HuR,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Myriam Gorospe, NIA/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m. “Histone Variants, Nucleosome Dynamics and Epigenetics,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. “Specialties: The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern World History,” a History seminar with Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Basal Ganglia Dynamics During Action Selection and Suppression” with Joshua Berke, University of Michigan. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Wed., Sept. 21, noon to 3 p.m. SOURCE’s annual Community Involvement Fair, ice cream, prizes and opportunities to get involved in the East Baltimore community. E2030 and first floor gallery, SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. 2011 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—America’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform, with TV host Jerry Springer. Talk followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Mon., Sept. 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “A Taste of Africa,” a chance to experience African culture through food, music and networking. Co-sponsored by the African Public Health Network and the JHSPH Student Assembly. Cafe, 9th floor, 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. 20, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Wed., Sept. 21, 1 to 3 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Thurs., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Tues., Sept. 20, 11 a.m., and Wed., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. “Refworks 2.0,” an MSE Library workshop on organizing citations and making quick, easy bibliographies. To register, go to www.library Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. “Preparing a Course Syllabus,” an Eyes on Teaching workshop open to all grad students, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and faculty in KSAS or WSE. To register, go to www Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Blogs and Wikis,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. The training is open to Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs; staff are also welcome to attend. Registration is strongly encouraged; go to www.cer.jhu
.edu/events.html. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW