October 17, 2011

Calendar — October 17, 2011


Tues., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. “Care First … Learn From … Connect Histories: Three Principles for an Asian Humanities,” an Anthropology colloquium with Donald Davis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 4:15 p.m. “Design of Efficient, Catalytic ‘Homo-Nazarov’ Methodologies,” a Chemistry colloquium with Stefan France, Georgia Institute of Technology. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. “The Cosmic Microwave Background: Beyond the Power Spectrum,” an STSci colloquium with Marc Kamionkowski, Caltech. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. “Mahler on the Market: A New Source for the Third Symphony,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Stephen Roe, Sotheby’s. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. “Becoming Searchers of the Dead: Women and the Making of a Parish Public Health Office in England, 1518–78,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Richelle Munkhoff, University of Colorado. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3:45 p.m. “Un–der-standing Desire and Belief Reports,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Valentine Hacquard, University of Maryland. 111 Krieger.  HW

Fri., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. “Amazing Interannual Variability of the Dead Sea Hydrological Regime,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Isaac Gertman, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Wed., Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Hip-Hop dance class, sponsored by the SAIS African Diaspora Association. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) $5 admission. For more information, email vanessanrozier@gmail.com. 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 202-663-5786 or email eregloballeadersforum@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. “Tunisia: Act Two,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Mohamed Salah Tekaya, Tunisian ambassador to the United States; Mohamed Ali Malouche, president, Tunisian American Young Professionals; and Kurt Volker (moderator), SAIS. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite
.com/event/2279443878/mcivte. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 19, 12:30 p.m. “Leadership Changes in Africa Since the End of the Cold War,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Issaka Souare, ISS Pretoria Office. For information, phone 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu.edu. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. “Delivering Development in a Changing Climate,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Ed Carr, University of South Carolina and USAID. A Year of Agriculture event co-sponsored by the SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program. To RSVP, call 202-870-6677 or email developmentroundtable@jhu.edu. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m. “China and a Dual Leadership Structure in the Asia-Pacific,” a Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies discussion with Quansheng Zhao, American University. To RSVP, call 202-663-5812 or email reischauer@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Screening of Lyrical Nitrate, sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality in conjunction with its workshop series, Material Emotionality. (See “Workshops,” p. 4.) 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Tues., Oct. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Joint online information session for the Bioscience Regulatory Affairs/Biotechnology Enterprise degree programs, offering a chance to learn about the programs’ admission requirements, curriculum and how online education works. RSVP online
at biotechnology.jhu.edu/rsvp/aap.html?ContentID=3291.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m. Employer information session with representatives from the Peace Corps who will speak about opportunities in the organization. Sponsored by SPH Career Services. Open to Hopkins faculty, staff and students only. W3030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the Master of Science in Bioinformatics 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 biotechnology.jhu.edu/rsvp/aap.html?ContentID=3292.


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, University of Texas, San Antonio. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. “Warrior or Martyr? Reinventing ‘Isaac’ as a Military Hero in Jewish Palestine,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Yael Feldman, New York University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 5:15 p.m. “Writing About Images,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Jean Christophe Bailly, Tournee du livre, French Embassy. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 8 a.m. The Annual William Wallace Scott Lecture—“The Dynamic Action of Nuclear Receptors in Living Cells: A Revolution in Transcription Biology” with Hordon Hager, NCI. Sponsored by Urology. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“The Human Shore: Postcolonial Studies in an Age of Natural Science” by Ian Baucom, Duke University. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. The Sixth Annual Patrick Henry Lecture—“Imperialism and Nationalism in the Early American Republic” by Peter Onuf, University of Virginia. Co-sponsored by History and Political Science. 50 Gilman.  HW


Conservatory piano student recitals, part of Peabody Celebrates Liszt 200. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Wed., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. “Liszt: Traveler Extraordinaire,” with a pre-concert talk by Sharon Levy at 6:45 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. “Liszt: Sacred and Profane.”

Sun., Oct. 23, 3 p.m. “Liszt Potpourri.”

Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Buchanan. Friedberg Concert Hall. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Lutoslawski; Chopin, with guest pianist Katie Mahan; and Dvorak. (See photo, this page.) 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, JHU affiliates and non-JHU students; free for JHU students and Maryland state employees. Shriver Hall.  HW


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. 17, noon. “Clamoring for Work: From the ‘Shape Up’ to the ‘Body Shop,’ ” a Sociology seminar with Gretchen Purser, Syracuse University. 526 Mergenthaler.  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. 17, 4:30 p.m. “On Minimal Higher Homotopy Operations,” a Topology seminar with Mark Johnson, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. “The Lost Irony of Postwar American History,” a History seminar with Harvey Neptune, Temple University. 308 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 18, noon. “Functions of Cardiolipin as Modifiers of the Barth Syndrome Phenotype,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Miriam Greenberg, Wayne State University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 18, noon. “Histories of the Modern Asian City, and Zombies: Modernism, Globalism and the Curse of the Theoretically Undead,” a China Studies seminar with China Studies Workshop scholar David Strand, Dickinson College. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Tues., Oct. 18, 1 p.m. “Risk of Development Neurotoxicity Due to Methyl Mercury in Seafood,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Mary Sheehan. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Oct. 18, 2 p.m. “Airway Inflammation and Sensory Neuroplasticity,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Tina Lieu. W7023 SPH.  EB

Tues., Oct. 18. Algebraic Geo-metry/Number Theory seminars with Lizhen Ji, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by Mathematics.  HW

3 p.m. “The Coarse Schottky Problem and Generalizations.” 205 Krieger.

4:30 p.m. “Geometry and Analysis of Moduli Spaces of Riemann Surfaces.” 302 Krieger.

Tues., Oct. 18, 3 p.m.The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Paying $5.3 Billion for Stormwater Management: Finance Policy Options for Maryland” with Michael Curley, Environmental Finance LLC. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. “Learning and Inference Algorithms for Dynamical System Models of Dexterous Motion,” an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Balakrishnan Varadarajan, WSE. 110 Clark.  HW

Wed., Oct. 19, noon. “Telomerase, Cancer Stem Cells and Circulating Tumor Cells: A Common Thread,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Amir Goldkorn, University of Southern California. Sponsored by Pathology. G01 BRB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: Clinical and Public Policy Advances” with Elizabeth Letourneau, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 1 p.m. “Diverse Functions of Antiviral Factor APOBEC3H and Its Genetic Variants,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Anjie Zhen. E2014 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m. “Single-Trial Analysis of Simultaneously Acquired fMRI and EEG: A Window Into Latent Brain States,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Paul Sajda, Columbia University. 709 Traylor.  EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. “A 100% Renewable Power System in Europe,” a CEAFM and E2SHI joint seminar with Martin Greiner, Aarhus University, Denmark. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. For more information and detailed schedule, go to www
.jhu.edu/ceafm/weekly-seminar/Fall11. Sherwood Room, Levering.  HW

Wed., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. “Chemical Biology of Methyl-Lysine,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Stephen Frye, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. “Structural Equation Models for Exposure Assessment and Health Effects Analysis of Airborne Particulate Matter,” a Biostatistics seminar with Margaret Nikolov, U.S. Naval Academy. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. “Ante-natal and Delivery Care in Afghanistan: Knowledge and Perception of Services, Decision Making for Service Use and Determinants for Utilization,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Sandhya Sundaram. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar—“Extreme Data-Intensive Computing in Science” with Alex Szalay, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. “N-Cadherin-Mediated Adhesion and Signaling in Disease Pathogenesis,” a Cell Biology seminar with Glenn Radice, Thomas Jefferson University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon. “Immunomic Analysis of Complex Pathogens,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. “Mapping the Dynamic Interior of Live Spines and Synapses,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Thomas Blanpied, University of Maryland School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 20, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Near Eastern Studies, with Eleanor Robson, University of Cambridge; Thomas Schneider, University of British Columbia; Ronald Hendel, University of California, Berkeley; and Gil Stein, University of Chicago. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. “Cell-Type-Specific Translational Profiling in Mouse Models of Neurodegeneration,” a Biology seminar with Myriam Heiman, MIT. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. “Modern Approaches for Regenerating the Skeleton,” an Orthopaedic Surgery research seminar with Robert Guldberg, Georgia Institute of Technology. 5152 JHOC.  EB

Fri., Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m. “ ‘You talkin’ to me?’ Epidemiology Meets Comparative Effectiveness Research,” an Epidemiology seminar with Miguel Hernan, SoM. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 24, noon. “Mysteries of Neurodegeneration: Lessons Learned in ALS,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jiou Wang, SPH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m. “Line 1 Retrotransposition in the Nervous System,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alysson Muotri, University of California, San Diego. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. “Why Did the Nazis Burn the Hebrew Bible? Nazi Germany, Representations of the Past and the Holocaust,” a History seminar with Alon Confino, University of Virginia. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“A View of Vision as Dynamic Tuning of a General Purpose Processor” with John Tsotsos, York University, Toronto. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


‘History in the Landscape’ lecture series, sponsored by University Museums as part of the 2011 Baltimore Architecture Month. 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. 17, 6 p.m. “Gardening and Agricultural Pursuits of Maryland’s Founding Families” by landscape architect and historian Barbara Paca.

Mon., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. “Architecture of Delight: The American Garden Folly” with architect Outerbridge Horsey.

Tues., Oct. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening night celebration for Evergreen Museum & Library’s new exhibitions, Intimate Earth: The Art of Louise Wheatley and Zelda Fitzgerald: Choreography in Color, with remarks by Wheatley and guest curator Laura Somenzi. Sponsored by University Museums. The event will include catalog signings, a wine reception and hors d’oeuvres. Free, but reservations requested. RSVP by phone to 410-516-0341 or by email to evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Wed., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. The 2011 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—America’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform, with actor Michael Kenneth Williams from HBO’s The Wire. Talks are followed by a question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibition Eureka! The Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery. Free, but reservations are requested. (See story, p. 7.) To RSVP, call 410-516-7943 or email libraryfriends@jhu.edu. Exhibition gallery, George Peabody Library.

Mon., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Food Day Teach-In,” a series of presentations by SPH faculty, staff and students on topics including food production, diet, food security, ending hunger and the famine in the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1030 SPH.  EB


Tues., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. “Enhancing Students’ Motivation and Learning,” 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

Thurs., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. “Introduction to Google Applications,” a Bits & Bytes workshop. 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

Mon., Oct. 24, 3 to 7 p.m. The Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality presents the first in its Material Emotionality workshop series. 132 Gilman.  HW

• “Negative Empathy” with Robin Curtis, Free University, Berlin.

• “Depression: A Public Feelings Project” with Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas.

• “Strange Attractions: The Case of Hoarders and Things” with Jane Bennett, KSAS.