October 3, 2011

Calendar — October 3, 2011


Tues., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “A Poiesis of Cessation and Continuity: Yolmo Buddhist Engagements With Life, Death and Mourning,” an Anthropology colloquium with Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 4, 4:15 p.m. “Through the Looking-Glass, and What the Quantum Chemist Found There,” a Chemistry colloquium with T. Daniel Crawford, Virginia Institute of Technology. 233 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, 3 p.m. “Taking Nellie’s Temperature: Illness, Intimacy and Interiority in Early 20th-Century London,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Seth Koven, Rutgers University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. “The Formation and Deformation of Literary Study,” an ELH colloquium with John Guillory, NYU. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW


Mon., Oct. 3, 10 a.m. “Leading the Way or Lights Out? Germany’s Nuclear Exit and U.S. Energy Perspectives,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Franz Untersteller, environmental minister for Baden-Wurttemburg; Friedo Sielemann of the German Embassy in Washington; Kate Gordon, Center for American Progress; Ken Green, American Enterprise Institute; Dymphna Van der Lans, the German Marshall Fund of the United States; and Jack Janes (moderator), American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins. Co-sponsored by the American Bundestag Network and the German Academic Exchange Service. To RSVP, go to www.surveymonkey.com/
s/DAAD-ABN. Rome Audi—tori-um.  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., Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. “South Sudan in the Post-Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) Era: Prospects and Challenges,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Christopher Zambakari, Northeastern University; and Jok Madut, United States Institute of Peace. For information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

“Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences and Job Search Strategies,” with Toby Freedman, who will discuss the findings of her book, Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development, based on interviews with more than 200 industry executives. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology Education.

Tues., Oct. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Academic and Research Building, Montgomery County Campus.

Wed., Oct. 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m. 110 Maryland.  HW

Tues., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. “BRICs and the International Economic Order,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Paulo Nogueira Batista, International Monetary Fund. (This event is open to the SAIS community and alumni only.) Co-sponsored by the SAIS Finance Club. For more information, call 202-663-5734 or email jzurek1@jhu.edu. A reception follows at 7:30 p.m. Herter Room, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 6, noon. “LGBT Life: Learning, Teaching and Working at Hopkins,” a Community on Equity, Diversity and Civility panel discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life at Hopkins, with faculty, staff and students. E2014 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 5 p.m. “The Eurozone Crisis: Stumbling Toward Economic Government,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with David Cameron, Yale University. For more information, call 202-663-5796 or email atobin1@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Fri., Oct. 7, 12:30 p.m. “The Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion by Mid-Century,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with visiting scholar Robert Thompson. To RSVP, call 202-870-6677 or email developmentroundtable@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Oct. 4, 9 a.m. Screening of When Clouds Clear, presented by the Program in Latin American Studies. 104 Shriver. (Oct. 6, 9 a.m. A discussion of the film. 104 Shriver.)  HW


Fri., Oct. 7, noon to 4 p.m. “Magic Bullets and Smoking Guns, Flying Pigs and Sitting Ducks: What Can We Learn From the Past for the New Decade of Vaccines?” a Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative forum showcasing vaccine-related research by students and faculty at JHSPH, with keynote speaker, Anne Schuchat, assistant surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service, and director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The event marks Vaccine Day 2011. W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m. Information session with representatives from ORISE, who will talk about their organization, types of positions and internships being recruited for and more. Sponsored by SPH Career Services. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Arts in Writing degree program, offering a chance to learn about admission requirements, curriculum and course structure, and to talk with the faculty. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index
.html?ContentID=3339. Mason Hall.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy degree program, offering a chance to learn about admission and degree requirements, curriculum design, course structure, and how online education works. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP online at http://advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.html?ContentID=3330. Mason Hall.  HW


The Kempf Lectures, by Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Mathematics.  HW

Mon., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. “Multiview Geometry.” 304 Krieger.

Tues., Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. “Mustafin Varieties.” 302 Krieger.

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

Wed., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. “Nineteenth-Century Spanish America After Independence,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Alvaro Kaempfer, Gettysburg College. 308 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 10, 5:15 p.m. “Half a Millennium of Machiavelli,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Angela Capodivacca, Yale University. 479 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Piano Faculty Liszt Extravaganza,with soprano Ah Hong. Part of “Peabody Celebrates Liszt 200.” $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Bernstein, Haydn and Dvorak. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Stockhausen, Webern and Babbitt. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Oct. 10, 1 to 5 p.m. Fall Open House for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, an opportunity for prospective students to tour the campus, and meet faculty, department coordinators and current students. Space is limited; advance registration required: www
.jhsph.edu/admissions/visit_jhsph/open_house/openhouseinfo.html. (Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery.) Sponsored by Student Affairs.  E2014 SPH.  EB


Wed., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. William Birnes, host of the History Channel’s UFO Hunters, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Yom Kippur services—Fri., Oct. 7, and Sat., Oct. 8. Conservative and Reform services sponsored by Hillel of Greater Baltimore; Orthodox by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU. Reform service in the evening only. Pre-fast meal for students, Smokler Center, $12; break-the-fast meal, Levering, free for students. Advance reservations required for both meals. Register at www.hopkinshillel.org.  HW

• Conservative. Led by JHU student Oren Pollak and Jewish Theological Seminary student Alex Salzberg. Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.

Sat., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, 11:30 a.m.; rabbi’s discussion, 4:30 p.m.; Mincha, 5:30 p.m.; Neilah, 6:30 p.m.; Shofar/Havdallah, 7:15 p.m.

• Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine, director of Hopkins Hillel; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Fri., Kol Nidre, with the Peabody Cello Quartet. 6:45 p.m.

• Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Pkwy.

Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:30 p.m.

Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11:30 a.m.; Mincha/Neilah, 5 p.m.


Mon., Oct. 3, noon. “Nuclear Export and Virion Maturation: Achilles’ Heels of Retrovirus Replication,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Alasdair Steven, NIAMSD/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m. “Public Health on Two Wheels—Bicycles, Health and Social Entrepreneurship,” a S.W.E.E.T. seminar with Sophia Magalona, formerly of Bicycles Against Poverty, and Andrew Suchocki, co-founder of Ride for World Health. Sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society. W3008 SPH.  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

Tues., Oct. 4, noon. “SIRT1 in Metabolism, Stress and Age-Associated Diseases,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xiaoling Li, NIH/NIEHS. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 4, 12:10 p.m. “Psychological Impact of Major Burn Injury,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Jim Fauerbach, SoM. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Bad Things Happen to Good Power Systems: Models and Experiences in Forecasting Hurricane Power Outages” with Seth Guikema, WSE. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. “Decoding Time Set by Neuronal Oscillations Locked to the Input Rhythm: A Neglected Cortical Dimension in Models of Speech Perception,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Oded Ghitza, Boston University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 5, noon. “Host-Microbe Interactions in the Gut: Homeostasis to Colitis,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Daniel Peterson, SoM. G-01 BRB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 5, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Epigenetic Consequences of Adverse Early Social Experiences in Primates” with Stephen Soumi, NICHHD/NIH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 5, 3 p.m. “Nanostructured Materials From Multicomponent Bottlebrush Copoly-mers,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Javid Rzayev, SUNY University at Buffalo. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. “Drug Combination Studies: Theory and Analysis,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Mark Hixon, Takeda San Diego Inc. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. “Generalizing Principal Components Analysis,” a Biostatistics seminar with Genevera Allen, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Rice University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 5, 4:15 p.m. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism and the Problem of Disagreement,” a Philosophy seminar with Diego Machuca, CONICET, Buenos Aires. 130D Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, 10:45 a.m. “Patchy Micelles, Phase-Shifting Peptides and Nanolayer Assemblies for Tailored Delivery,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Paula Hammond, MIT. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Odds and Evens of Hg Isotopes: Applications for Understanding Hg Biogeochemistry” with Bridget Bergquist, University of Toronto. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week’s guest is Liz Fowler, White House health care reform director. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, noon. “Actin Cytoskeleton and cAMP-Signaling in Dictyostelium,” a Cell Biology seminar with Edward Korn, NHLBI/NIH. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, noon. “Role of Trefoil Factors in Type 2 Immunity,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with De’Broski Herbert, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m. “Health Co-Operatives in Baltimore,” an Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice seminar with Peter Beilenson. Audience questions about health care affordability and delivery are encouraged. Lunch provided. W4030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. “RNA and Local Translation in Axon Guidance: Insights From Chemical Biology,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Samie Jaffrey, Weill Medical College, Cornell University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. “Generalizing Principal Components Analysis,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Genevera Allen, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Rice University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—The Writing Seminars. On Thursday, “Portrait of the Artist as Teacher,” with panelists Charles Baxter, University of Minnesota; and Jane Shore, George Washington University. On Friday, “The End of Writing As We Know It,” a faculty panel discussion. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. “Functional Genomics Approaches to Define New Components of the Metazoan Endomembrane System,” a Biology seminar with Anjon Audhya, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. “Integration of Image Analysis and Fluid Interface Modeling for Prediction of Flow Properties in Complex Porous Media,” a CEAFM seminar with Masa Prodanovic, University of Texas, Austin. 50 Gilman.  HW


Wed., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins Work and Family Fair, featuring 30 experts who will provide information and resources related to work-life balance, including child care and parenting, aging parents/older adults, finances, legal issues, disability services, and health and wellness. Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., Oct. 10, noon. “Looking, Moving, Making: Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” a Homewood Art Workshops slide lecture by art historian and curator Richard Kendall. (See image, p. 12.) Co-sponsored by the Painting Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 West Mt. Royal Ave.


Sat., Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Symposium in Honor of James West,” a celebration honoring Professor West. (See In Brief, p. 2.) For more information, go to www.crfpetal
.net. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. 210 Hodson.  HW


Tues., Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. Technology Workshop, a meeting to acquaint faculty with research and teaching software and hardware available now and in the future. For information on the agenda, go to www.it.jhu.edu/events/workshop. (IT, library and vendor tables will be located in the Glass Pavilion.) Arellano Theater, Levering.  HW

Tues., Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. “Lecture Strategies,” an Eyes on Teaching workshop open to all grad students, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and faculty in KSAS or WSE. To register, go to www.cer
.jhu.edu/events.html. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

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

Tues., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Making the Best of Google.”

Wed., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. “E-Books for Academics.”

Tues., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. “Navigating the U.S. Job Market for International Students,” a Career Services workshop covering on-campus employment, OPT, STEM extensions, AT, J-1 and H-1B visas and general tips on employment after graduation. Presented by Betsy Lane and Dacia Gauer, JHMI Office of International Student, Faculty and Staff Services, and immigration lawyers Mark Rhoads and Helen Konrad, McCandlish Holton. RSVP to phutchin@jhsph.edu. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. “Introduction to RefWorks,” 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 www.cer.jhu.edu/events.html. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW