September 26, 2011

Calendar — September 26, 2011


Sat., Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@ or call 410-614-0913. Mount Washington Campus.


Tues., Sept. 27, 4:15 p.m. “Metal- and Ligand-Centered Redox Chemistry, and Dioxygen Activation With Iridium and Nickel,” a Chemistry colloquium with Jan-Uwe Rohde, University of Iowa. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Sept. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. “Be Careful What You Say and Be Careful How You Say It,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Ray Sprenkle, Peabody. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Thurs., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. “Turning the Page on Atlases: Picturing Anatomy Through Systems of Display in Enlightenment Britain,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Carin Berkowitz, Chemical Heritage Foundation. 330 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, 3:45 p.m. “Toward a Computational Neuroanatomy of Speech Production and Its Relation to Speech Perception,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Greg Hickok, University of California, Irvine. 111 Krieger.  HW

Fri., Sept. 30, 2 p.m. “A Digital Wonderland: Virtual Reality Applications for Everybody,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jean Starobinski: Le Regard Critique, a German and Romance Languages and Literatures conference, with various speakers. 388 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. “Rule of Law for 2011 Fair Election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Kengo Wa Dondo, president of the Senate in the DRC and 2011 DRC candidate. For information, call 202-663-5676 or email 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 28, 9 a.m. “Strategic Asia 2011–2012: Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers—China and India,” a SAIS China Studies Program panel discussion with Ashley Tellis, National Bureau of Asian Research; Michael Green, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Teresita Schaffer, Brookings Institution; and Rory Medcalf, Lowy Institute. Co-sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research. To RSVP, call 202-663-5816 or email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 28, 12:45 p.m. “Citizen Security in Latin America: Comparing the Cases of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Roberto Briceno Leon, Research School of Social Sciences, Venezuela. To RSVP, call 202-663-5734 or email 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 29, noon. “The United States’ ‘New Silk Road’ Strategy: What Is It? Where Is It Headed?” a Central Asia–Caucasus Institute at SAIS panel discussion with Robert Hormats, U.S. undersecretary of state for economic, energy and agricultural affairs; Sham Bathija, senior economic adviser to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai; and Juan Miranda, Asia Development Bank. To RSVP, call 202-663-7721 or email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. “The Persistence of Partisan Politics: Evidence From 9/11,” a SAIS International Economics Program discussion with Ethan Kaplan, University of Maryland, College Park. For information, call 202-663-7787 or email 714
Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m. “China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Roselyn Hsueh, Temple University. To RSVP, call 202-663-5816 or email zji@jhu
.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Sept. 27, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free flu vaccines available for JHU students, faculty and staff. Participants must bring their J-cards. Clothing should allow access to upper arm. Herter Room, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Sept. 27, 12:15 p.m. Information session with representatives from IQ Solutions, who will talk about the structure of their organization, types of positions being recruited for and more. Sponsored by SPH Career Services. W2008 SPH.  EB


Tues., Sept. 27, noon. The 11th Dodge Lecture—“Food Systems, Famines and Human Rights” by Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on the right to food. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m. “The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program: Rare and Ultrarare,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine lecture by William Gahl, National Human Genome Research Institute. G-007 Ross (Darner Conference Room).  EB

Thurs., Sept. 29, 5 p.m. “On Ruling Over the Dead and Other Impossibilities (on Od. 11.482-87 and Petelia 10-11),” a Classics lecture by Mata Dova, Hellenic College. 108 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. Kempf Lecture Series—“Multiview Geometry” by Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley. The second in the series takes place Oct. 4. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 3, 5 p.m. “Indigenas, Indigenistas e Indigeneidad en el Cine Latinoamericano Reciente,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture with Claudia Ferman, Richmond College. 479 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Torke, Liszt and Mussorsgsky, with guest pianist Alexander Shtarkman. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Tues., Sept. 27, 5 p.m. Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS and Thomas Friedman, New York Times, will discuss their new book, That Used to Be Us: How America  Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Sponsored by the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program. A live webcast will be accessible at www To RSVP, go to
mandelbaumfriedman. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. JHU Writing Program alumna Rae Bryant will read from and sign copies of her latest book, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Wed., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Reading by author Amitav Ghosh from his latest novel, River of Smoke. (See photo, this page.) A reception and author signing will be held at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Reservations requested: 410-516-7943 or 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Charles Village poet Michael Fallon will read from and sign copies of his new poetry collection, The Great Before and After. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Wed. to Fri., Sept. 28 to 30. Rosh Hashana services. For more information, call 410-516-0333 (Conservative and Reform) or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).  HW

Conservative. Led by JHU student Oren Pollak and Jewish Theological Seminary student Alex Salzberg, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel.

Wed., 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion; 7 p.m. dinner for students in the Smokler Center ($12, reservations required:

Thurs., 9:15 a.m., Glass Pavilion; 6 p.m., Smokler Center followed by dinner (see above for details).

Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel.

Wed., 6 p.m., Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway.

Wed., 7 p.m., followed by dinner ($10 for students, $25 for community members, reservations required: www

Thurs. and Fri., 9:30 a.m.


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

Mon., Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. “Symplectic Topology and Rigid Analytic Geometry,” a Topology seminar with Mohammed Abouzaid, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Shaffer.  HW

Tues., Sept. 27, noon. “Keratin Intermediate Filaments: Structural Insight, At Long Last,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Pierre Coulombe, SPH. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Sept. 27, noon. “GABA Signaling Elements, Brain Development and Schizophrenia,” a Psychiatry seminar with Tom Hyde, Lieber Institute for Brain Development. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Tues., Sept. 27, 12:10 p.m. “The Role of Aeromedical Transports in Emergency Care Systems,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Doug Floccare, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. “Regulation of Protein Kinase CK2 Through Posttranslational Modifications,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Mary Katherine Tarrant. 303 WBSB.  EB

Tues., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Learning From Large Systems Risk Assessment After Katrina” with Gregory Baecher, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. “Multilingual Guidance for Unsupervised Linguistic Structure Prediction,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Dipanjan Das, Carnegie Mellon University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. “Twin Cities,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Walter Freyn, University of Munster, Germany. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Sept. 28, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Sleep Disturbance and Functional Decline in Older Adults” with Adam Spira, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 28, 4 p.m. “Personalized Medicine and Statistical Learning,” a Biostatistics seminar with Michael Kosorok, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 29, 10:45 a.m. “Programmed Assembly and Manipulation of Complex Particles by Electric Fields,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week’s guest is Jeffrey Levi, George Washington University. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 29, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Scaling Laws in Modeling Ocean Ecosystems” with Ananad Gnanadesikan, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, noon. “Home Renovating: How Malaria Exports Effector Proteins Into Erythrocytes,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Justin Boddey, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Australia. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 29, noon. “Controlling Brain Assembly,” a Cell Biology seminar with Ronald McKay, Lieber Institute for Brain Development. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m. “Matrix Splitting Methods for Bound-Constrained Quadratic Programming and Linear Complementarity Problems,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Daniel Robinson, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. “Recent Developments in Understanding Small-Scale Mechanical Behavior,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Easo George, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. “Alternative Splicing in Drosophila,” a Biology seminar with Brent Graveley, University of Connecticut Health Center. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. “The Demographic Transformation of Cities and Their Neighborhoods,” an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Paul Jargowsky, Rutgers-Camden. Co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. “Population-Based Surveillance: Strategic Data for Monitoring HIV Care and Treatment Needs in Kenya,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Sufia Dadabhai. W2033 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 30, 11 a.m. “The Tohoku Tsunami of 2011,” a CEAFM seminar with Robert Dalrymple, WSE. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Sept. 30, noon. “Cause-Specific Mortality After 35 Among HIV-Infected Individuals in the Area of Effective Therapy Compared to HIV-Negative Individuals From the Same Long-Term Cohort Studies,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Nikolas Wada. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. “Drug Abuse Liability Assessment in Non-Human Primates and the Quest for a Non-Addicting Anxiolytic,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Nancy Ator, SoM. West Lecture Hall, PCTB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. “Entangled Bodily Discourses: Black Consciousness and Biomedical Opposition to Skin Lighteners in Apartheid South Africa and Beyond,” a Humanities seminar with Lynn Thomas, University of Washington. 308 Gilman.  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


Tues., Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m. “Preparing for the First Day of Class,” an Eyes on Teaching workshop open to all grad students, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and faculty in KSAS or WSE. To register, go to Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

MSE Library workshops, open to all Hopkins affiliates. To register, go to www
.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Sept. 28

2 p.m. “Citation and Organization Tools.”

4:30 p.m. “Scopus and Web of Science.”

Thurs., Sept. 29, 1 p.m. “Tools for Digital Humanities Research,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. The training is open to full-time Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs; staff are also welcome to attend. Registration is strongly encouraged; go to Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW