October 24, 2011

Calendar — October 21, 2011


Tues., Oct. 25, daylong. “La Revue Poesie, 40 Years,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures all-day colloquium with author Michel Duguy, with guests Claude Mouchard, Hedi Kaddour and Martin Rueff. 388 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m. “From Cyclohydrolase to Oxidoreductase and Back: Mechanism and Structure in an Enzyme Superfamily,” a Chemistry colloquium with Dirk Iwata-Reuyl, Portland University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. “Clusters of Galaxies and the CMB Radiation,” an STSci colloquium with Rashid Sunyaev, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics/Garching. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. “Space Design: Raymond Loewy, Habitability Consultant for NASA’s Skylab,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Layne Karafantis, KSAS. 330 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3:45 p.m. “From Scenes to Cognitive Maps: Spatial Navigation Systems in the Human Brain,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Russell Epstein, University of Pennsylvania. 111 Krieger.  HW

Fri., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. “The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with John Schmidt, George Washington University. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Mon., Oct. 31, daylong. The Lavy Colloquium—“Jews and Empire,” with various speakers. (The event continues on Nov. 1.) Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW


Sun., Oct. 30, daylong. Annual Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminar with guest artists Laszlo Berdo, Rhodie Jorgenson and Marcia Dale Weary. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Two sessions of classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Ballet Seminar led by Weary, Berdo and Carol Bartlett, Peabody Dance director, from 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. Sponsored by Peabody Dance. Downtown Dance Studios, 21. E. Mt. Vernon Place.  Peabody


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 Quan-sheng Zhao, American University. To RSVP, call 202-663-5812 or email reischauer@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. “The United States and China: Five Principles for Strengthening the Global Economy,” a SAIS discussion with former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago. To RSVP, go to bit.ly/paulson-oct25. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. “Global Health Careers: Access to Experts,” a panel discussion with Rebecca Shore, SPH; NiiAmah Stephens, SPH; Kristin Weinhauer, SoN; and Soma Ghoshal, United Nations Foundation. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health and Career Services. W1030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m. “Into the Syrian Revolution,” a SAIS Middle East Studies Program discussion with Radwan Ziadeh, director, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, and Ammar Abdulhamid, human rights activist and founder of the Tharwa Foundation. To RSVP, email katarina@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Oct. 26, 12:45 p.m. “The Argentine Elections in Review,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Riordan Roett and Francisco Gonzalez, both of SAIS. For more information, call 202-663-5734 or email jzurek1@jhu.edu. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. “IRP Fellows Report on the World,” a SAIS International Reporting Project discussion with IRP fellows Emily Alpert (Bolivia), Alex Daniels (Benin), David Francis (Nigeria), Alex Gallfent (Swaziland), Matt Jenkins (Taiwan), Krista Mahr (South Sudan), Megan Verlee (Ethiopia), Andrea Wenzel (Thailand), Jennifer Willis (Ireland) and Jamie York (Malaysia). To RSVP, call 202-663-7726 or email irp@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m. “The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Agriculture,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Beth Keck, Walmart. A Year of Agriculture event co-sponsored by the Net Impact Club. To RSVP, call 202-870-6677 or email developmentroundtable@jhu.edu. 200 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. “Execution in the Mut Temple: Precinct Execration Ritual, Human Sacrifice or Capital Punishment?” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Betsy Bryan, KSAS. For information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu
.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., Oct. 31, noon. “The Birth of the First Republic in Asia,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Mi Chu and July Lu, both of the Library of Congress. To RSVP, call 202-663-5816 or zji@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Screening of Chunking Express, sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality in conjunction with its workshop series, Material Emotionality. (See “Workshops,” p. 8.) 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Wed., Oct. 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the Master of Liberal Arts Program, offering a chance to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design and course structure and to chat with the program director. RSVP online at mla.jhu.edu/rsvp/index

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. LunchLearnLink—“Translating Great Science Into Products: Programs Available Through the Maryland Biotechnology Center” with Judith Britz, Maryland Biotechnology Center. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy degree program, offering a chance to learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements and how online education works. RSVP online at advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index


Wed., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. “Poly (ADP-ribose) Regulates Micro-RNA Activity and Stress Responses in the Cytoplasm,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine lecture by Anthony Leung, SPH. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. The Alexander Kossiakoff Lecture in Biophysics—“Principles of Architecture and Mechanism at Chemical Synapses” by Eric Gouaux, Oregon Health and Science University. Sponsored by Biophysics(KSAS/SoM) and Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (SoM). WBSB Auditorium (ground floor).  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. The Ninth Annual Barton Childs Lecture—“THE Philadelphia Story” by Janet Rowley, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Human Genetics Graduate Program. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 31, 5:15 p.m. “Kafka’s Labyrinth,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Bettine Menke, University of Erfurt. 479 Gilman.  HW


Tues., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series—The Peabody Trio performs music by Ravel and Mahler. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Fri., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs the music of Thad Jones. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Oct. 30, 2 p.m. The Preparatory Young People’s String Program presents its Halloween concert. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Baltimore debut of violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt, performing music by Schumann, Bartok and Brahms.  (See photo, this page.) $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Auditorium.  HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Potpourri. Free, but advance tickets required; call 410-234-4800. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Fri., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Poetry at Hopkins English presents Juliana Spahr. (See In Brief, p. 2.) A reception and book sale will follow the reading. Sponsored by English. 50 Gilman.  HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. P.M. Forni will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


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, 12:15 p.m. The Berman Institute of Bioethics Noontime Seminar—“Institutional Capacity Development for Research Ethics Systems in Developing Countries: A Missing Link?” with Adnan Hyder, SPH. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Oct. 24, 1 p.m. “Fatal Attraction: A New Story Featuring the Immune System and Cancer,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with Elizabeth Jaffee, SoM. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Mon., Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m. “Pushing the Limits of Biological Fluorescence Microscopy,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm Research Campus. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  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

Mon., Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m. “Moduli Spaces of Vector Bundles Over a Real Curve,” a Topology seminar with Tom Baird, Memorial University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 10:45 a.m. “Trustworthy Medical Device Software,” a Computer Science seminar with Kevin Fu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Oct. 25, noon. “A Balancing Act: Force Transmission During Tissue Invagination,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Adam Martin, MIT. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Oct. 25, 1 p.m. “Matrix Splitting Methods for Bound-Constrained Quadratic Programming and Linear Complementarity Problems,” a Center for Imaging Science seminar with Daniel Robinson, WSE. 314 Clark.  HW

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. “Sparse Models of Lexical Variation,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jacob Eisenstein, Carnegie Mellon University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 26, noon. “Life of a Commensal-Pathogen: Candida albicans in Its Mammalian Host,” a Physiology seminar with Suzanne Noble, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Research Ethics” with Stephen Teret, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Oct. 26, 3 p.m. “Molecular Engineering of Organic and Nanostructured Materials and Devices,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. “Dimension Reduction for Functional and Longitudinal Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jane-Ling Wang, University of California, Davis. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 10:45 a.m. “Membranes, Proteins, Curves and Clusters: From Physics to Disease,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Jonathan Sachs, University of Minnesota. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Making Sense of Paleoclimate Data Using Climate Models: A New Approach to Paleo-Data Assimilation” with Kelly Kilbourne, UMCES Solomons Island Lab. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week, the Lobbyist Panel with Vinny DeMarco and Bob Douglas. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, noon. “Illuminating Paramyxoviruses: Recombinant Viruses Shed Light on Disease and Vaccines,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Paul Duprex, Boston University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 1 p.m.In vivo Studies of Synaptic Plasticity and Pathology,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Wen-Biao Gan, New York University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m. “On Generalized Fiducial Inference,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jan Hannig, University of North Carolina. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. “The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence From the First Year,” an Institute for Policy Studies Social Policy seminar with Katherine Baicker, Harvard School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by the departments of Economics and of Health Policy and Management. 50 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—Mathematics, with David Burns, King’s College London; Michael Hopkins, Harvard University; Igor Rodnianski, Princeton University; and Richard Schoen, Stanford University. (See story, p. 1.) Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. “Cancer Genomes and Their Implications,” a Biology seminar with Nickolas Papadopoulos, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. “Multiresolution Theory for Microstructured Materials,” a Civil Engineering seminar with Wing Kam Liu, Northwestern University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 1 p.m. “Mosquito Immunity to Diverse Pathogens,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with George Dimopoulos, SPH. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m. “Optimizing the Quantity/Quality Trade-off in Connectome Inference,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Carey Priebe, WSE. 110 Clark. HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. “The Honor of American Male Slaves,” a History seminar with Bertram Wyatt-Brown, KSAS. 308 Gilman.  HW


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

Mon., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. “Architecture of Delight: The American Garden Folly” with architect Outerbridge Horsey. Last in the 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. (Reception at 5 p.m. in Homewood Museum.) 50 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 8 a.m. United Way Kick-Off Breakfast. For more information on the campaign, go to www.jhu.edu/unitedway. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Wed., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. The 2011 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—America’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform, with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Talks are followed by a question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sat., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. “The 100-Mile Meal,” a celebration of the inaugural Food Day with a fresh, local and sustainable meal and a panel discussion, “‘Real Food’: From Cafeterias to Communities,” with Brent Kim, Center for a Livable Future; Gladys Burrell, JHU food service worker and member of Unite Here Local 7; and urban gardeners Cheryl Carmona and Aliza Sollins of Boone Street Urban Farm. $5 per person. Sponsored by Real Food Hopkins. Salons A and B, Charles Commons Conference Center.  HW


Thurs., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. “Secondhand Tobacco Smoke: A Source of Lead Exposure in U.S. Children and Adolescents,” an Institute for Global Tobacco Control research symposium with Ana Navas-Acien, SPH. Lunch will be provided. Open to the public; no RSVP needed. W1030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Oct. 27, 5 to 7:15 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Carnegie Symposium—“Microbes: Invisible Partners in Health” with keynote speaker Jeffrey Gordon, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine; Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School; David Relman, Stanford University School of Medicine; Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon, Eugene; Gary Huffnagle, University of Michican Medical School; Wendy Garrett, Harvard University School of Public Health. To register, go to www.ciwemb.edu/sites/
symposium2011. Sponsored by Carnegie Institution Embryology. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  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.

Wed., Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. “Testicular Toxicology in vitro Models,” a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing workshop with experts in testis physiology and toxicology, featuring active discussion sessions and short presentations from funding agencies who might support research in this area. Co-sponsored by HESI Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. Open to the general public. Registration required; go to caat
.jhsph.edu/programs/workshops/testiculartoxicology.html. Mount Washington Conference Center.

Wed., Oct. 26, 5 p.m. “PubMed,” an MSE Library workshop, open to all Johns Hopkins affiliates. To register, go to www
workshops.html. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW

Thurs., Oct. 27, 1 p.m. “Copyright and Fair Use,” 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