October 10, 2011

Calendar — October 10, 2011


Wed., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. “Type Ia Supernovae: What Are They?” an STSci colloquium with Mario Livio, STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. “‘Lo Here I Burn’: Musical Figurations and Fantasies of Male Desire in Early Modern England,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Linda Austern, Northwestern University. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “Extreme Exoplanets,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with various speakers. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “After Reinventing the Biological Laboratory in the Atomic Age: The International Phytotron Movement,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Sharon Kingsland, KSAS. 300 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. “100 Years of Naval Aviation,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Vice Admiral Walter Massenberg, U.S. Navy (retired). Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Wed., Oct. 12, 12:45 p.m. “The State of the Brazilian Economy After Dilma’s First Year,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Rogerio Studart, World Bank. To RSVP, call 202-663-5734 or email jzurek1@jhu
.edu. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. “Deng’s Strategy in Handling Domestic Politics,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Ezra Vogel, Harvard University. To RSVP, call 202-663-5816 or email zji@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. “Peace Talks,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Marguerite Barankitse, Burundian humanitarian and founder of Maison Shalom. For information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu.edu. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. “Science During Crisis: Lessons Learned From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Gary Machlis, U.S. Department of the Interior, and science adviser to the director of the National Park Service. To RSVP, call 202-663-5768 or email eregloballeadersforum@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. Screening of the Academy Award–winning documentary Inside Job. Sponsored by the SAIS Finance Career Club. (Event open to the SAIS community only.) To RSVP, email adamweinberg21@gmail.com. 417 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Screening of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, sponsored by East Asian Studies. 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Fri., Oct. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. “The Seventh Billion Human: What Does This Birth Mean?” a Hopkins Population Center forum with Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Population Fund; David Lam, University of Michigan; Hania Zlotnik, United Nations; and Brian O’Neill, National Center for Atmospheric Research. Co-sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. W1214 SPH.  EB


Wed., Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information session for prospective students of the Carey Business School’s graduate programs. 100 International Drive, Harbor East.

Wed., Oct. 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship degree program, offering a chance to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements and how online education works; participate in an online discussion and chat about the program with faculty and the program director. RSVP online at http://biotechnology.jhu.edu/rsvp/aap

Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the Master of Science in Biotechnology degree program, offering a chance to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements and how online education works; participate in an online discussion and chat about the program with faculty. RSVP online at http://biotechnology.jhu.edu/rsvp/aap


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

The Provost’s Lecture Series, co-sponsored by Biology, Conversations in Medicine, Homewood Student Affairs and the Office of Preprofessional Advising. (See In Brief, p. 2.)  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. “Solving Problems as well as Puzzles: The Importance of Health Delivery Research” by Peter Pronovost, SoM. 50 Gilman.

Sat., Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J. Also being presented as part of the 2011 MSE Symposium. (See Special Events.) Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Fri., Oct. 14, 5 p.m. The Ludlow Hopkins Baldwin Lecture—“Borrowed Gods? The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyprus” by Derek Counts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Sponsored by History of Art. 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. The 21st Annual Larry L. Ewing Lecture—“Epigenetic Regulation of Genetic Integrity in Germ Cells and Stem Cells” by John McCarrey, San Antonio Institute for Cellular and Molecular Primatology/University of Texas, San Antonio. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W1214 SPH.  EB


Fri., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Adams, Persichetti, Holst, Glinka and Barnes. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents string trio Time for Three. (See photo, this page.) Sponsored by University Museums. $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen members, $10 for full-time students with ID. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Tickets include admission to the museum guided tour and a post-concert tea reception with the musicians. Purchase tickets online at www.museums.jhu
.edu or call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Peter Lee and Friends, Charm City Baroque and the Peabody Consort perform. Sponsored by the Peabody chapter of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Oct. 16, 3 p.m. Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble perform. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East 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. Registration is closed. Sponsored by Student Affairs.  E2014 SPH.  EB


Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. China Studies Workshop Scholar David Strand of Dickinson College will discuss his book, An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China. Sponsored by East Asian Studies. 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Mon., Oct. 10, 4 p.m. “Protein Microarray–Based Approaches to Discovering Novel Signaling Pathways Contributing to Cancer and Viral Pathogenesis,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Crystal Woodard. 303 WBSB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 10, 4 p.m. “The Energy-Critical Defocusing NLS in Periodic Settings,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Alexandru Ionescu, Princeton University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 11, noon. “Rhomboid Proteolysis: Why Inside the Membrane?” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Sin Urban, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 11, 12:10 p.m. “EMS and Trauma Care for Children,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Steve Bowman, SPH. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. “Special Subvarieties of Prym Varieties,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Maxim Arap, KSAS. 400 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 11, 3 p.m. M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Identity and Status: How the Volatile Molecules From Bacteria Tell Us Who They Are, How Many There Are and What They Are Doing” with Jane Hill, University of Vermont. Sponsored by DOGEE. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. “A Classification of Taylor Towers,” a Topology seminar with Michael Ching, Amherst College. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. “Some Cautionary Notes on Adaptive Designs,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Janet Wittes, president, Statistics Collaborative Inc. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 12, 10:45 a.m. “Understanding Factors That Influence the Practice of Safety Strategies by Victims of Intimate Partner Violence,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Susan Ghanbarpour. E4611 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 12, noon. “Potassium Channels Find Their Way in Membrane Traffic,” a Physiology seminar with Paul Welling, University of Maryland School of Medicine. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Treating Trauma Among Gender-Based Violence Survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Early Trial Results,” with Judith Bass, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. “Effects of a Scaled-Up Nutrition Intervention on Breast and Complementary Feeding Practices,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Veena Singh. W2015 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. “Chemical Biology of Protein Prenylation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Mark Distefano, University of Minnesota. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. “Expectation and Quantile Estimation via Markov Chain Monte Carlo,” a Biostatistics seminar with James Flegal, University of California, Riverside. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. “Evaluating the Healing Power of Art and Play: An Investigation of Psychosocial Resilience in Child and Adolescent Survivors of the 2008 Sichuan, China, Earthquake,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Christine Fu. W2029 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Hurricanes, Power Systems and Climate Change” with Seth Guikema, WSE. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week’s guest is the new director of the Maryland Health Care Commission. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, noon. “DNA Makes RNA Makes Heterochromatin: Silencing in S. pombe,” a Cell Biology seminar with Hiten Madhani, University of California, San Francisco. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, noon. “A Regulatory Circuit Controlling Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Persistence,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Petros Kara-kousis, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, noon. “Testing and Probabilistic Simulation of Ductile Fracture in Steel Components,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Andy Myers, Northeastern University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. “Vision in Flying Fruit Flies,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Gaby Maimon, Rockefeller University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. “Limit Shapes Outside the Percolation Cone,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Michael Damron, Princeton University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “Vector Diffusion Maps and the Connection Laplacian,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Amit Singer, Princeton University. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “Experimental Investigation of Enzyme Evolutionary Trajectories,” a Biology seminar with Douglas Theobald, Brandeis University. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. “Development and Evaluation of Quantitative 90Y Bremsstrahlung SPECT Imaging Methods,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Xing Rong, WSE. 132 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 13, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Public Health Studies, with panelists Alfred Sommer, dean emeritus, SPH; Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO, Health Leads; and Eric Ding, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Barber Conference Room, Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Fri., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. “Aerodynamic Flow Control by Virtual Surface Modification Using Trapped Vorticity,” a CEAFM seminar with Ari Glezer, Georgia Institute of Technology. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. “Tripartite Interaction Between the Mosquito Immune System, Gut Microbiome and the Dengue Virus,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Jose Ramirez. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. “The Chemistry and Biology of Bisphosphonamidate Prodrugs,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Marie Webster. 303 WBSB.  EB

Fri., Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Probabilistic Hashing for Similarity Searching and Machine Learning on Large Datasets in High Dimensions,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Ping Li, Cornell University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. “Embryonic Patterning Mechanisms for Constructing the Mammalian Limbic System,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Joshua Corbin, Children’s National Medical Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. “Measurement of Kidney Function and Methods to Characterize Its Decline: Results From CKiD and MACS,” an Epidemiology seminar with Alvaro Munoz, Chris Pierce and Derek Ng, all of SPH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. “The Cauchy-Riemann Equations and L^2 Serre Duality on Complex Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Mei-Chi Shaw, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Quickest Detection of Drug-Resistant Seizures: An Optimal Control Approach” with Sridevi Sarma, WSE. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


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. Co-sponsored by the Painting Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 West Mt. Royal Ave.

‘History in the Landscape’ lecture series, sponsored by University Museums as part of the 2011 Baltimore Architecture Month. (See story, p. 5.) Free admission but advance registration is requested. Register by phone at 410-516-5589 or email to homewoodmuseum@
jhu.edu; walk-in registration based on availability. (Receptions at 5 p.m. in Homewood Museum.) 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. “Privies: Necessary and Sufficient” by historian, author, professor and documentary film writer Michael Olmert, University of Maryland, College Park.

Mon., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. “Gardening and Agricultural Pursuits of Maryland’s Founding Families” by landscape architect and historian Barbara Paca.

2011 Milton S. Eisenhower SymposiumAmerica’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform. Talks are followed by question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern, Hopkins alumna and trustee.

Sat., Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ.

Fri., Oct. 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Fall Career Fair, sponsored by the SAIS Office of Career Services. Employer representatives will be available to discuss internships and full-time career opportunities. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) For information and to RSVP, go to SAISWorks. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Sat., Oct. 15, 7 to 11 p.m. Diwali Dhamaka 2011, a celebration of the Hindu Festival of Lights with performances, dancing and free Indian food. Sponsored by the JHU Hindu Students Council. For information, email to hsc@jhu.edu. O’Connor Recreation Center.  HW

Sun., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. “One Night, One Show, One Cause,” a Kimmel Cancer Center benefit featuring the Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Proceeds go to the Living With Cancer Resource Program. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $20 general admission, $60 for VIP tickets which include access to VIP Lounge and open bar. For tickets, go to www.ticketfly.com. Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place.


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

Wed., Oct. 12

10:30 a.m. “Copyright and Fair Use.”

6 p.m. “History Detectives: The Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition.”

Thurs., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. “Creating and Grading Quizzes in Blackboard,” 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