October 31, 2011

Calendar — October 31, 2011


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

Tues., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. “Televising the Live Event: Spectacle and Doubt in the Making of Indian Television News,” an Anthropology colloquium with Amrita Ibrahim. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. “Detecting Gravitational Waves (And Doing Other Cool Physics) With Millisecond Pulsars,” an STSci colloquium with Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. “Electroweak Physics in Molecules,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with David DeMille, Yale University. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. “Instrumentalism Revisited,” a Philosophy colloquium with Arthur Fine, University of Washington, Seattle. 288 Gilman.  HW


Mon., Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Five Elements of Civil Society: A New Approach to Participation in Combating Trafficking, a SAIS Protection Project conference with a keynote address, “The Role Business Can Play to End Trafficking in Persons” by Beathe-Jeanette Lunde, Carlson Hotels. To RSVP, call 202-663-5896 or ieLgiba1@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  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 email zji@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. “How to End the Stalemate in Somalia,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with J. Peter Pham and Bronwyn Bruton, both of the Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 1, 5 p.m. “Self-Destruct: Why Economic Paradigms Rise and Fall,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Mitchell Orenstein, SAIS. For more information, call 202-663-5796 or email atobin1@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 2, noon. “Equity and Empowerment,” an International Health panel discussion with Alfred Sommer (dean emeritus), SPH; Asha George, SPH; Cesar Victora, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, and SPH; Daniel Taylor, Future Generations Graduate School of Applied Social Change and SPH; and moderator Robert Black, SPH. The event takes place in conjunction with the release of Daniel Taylor’s new book, Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change. A book signing reception will take place in the courtyard next to Sheldon Hall following the panel discussion. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. “Revolutions and Transformations,” a Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS discussion with Temuri Yakobashvili, Georgian ambassador to the United States. To RSVP, call 202-663-7721 or email saiscaciforums@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. “A Magician’s Perspective,” a U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Dale Salwak, Citrus College, the only American magician invited to perform in North Korea. To RSVP, go to uskoreainstitute.org/events/?event_id=89. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. “Energy and Security in South Asia: Cooperation or Conflict?” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Charles Ebinger, Brookings Institution To RSVP, email
eregloballeadersforum@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Tunisians and Their Hopes for Democracy: Toward Democracy,” a SAIS Conflict Management Program discussion with Hatem Bourial, Tunisian TV personality and author. Co-sponsored by the American Tunisian Association. To RSVP, email itlong@jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 7, 5 p.m. “Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University, China. To RSVP, call 202-663-5816 or email zji@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Screening of Eric Rohmer’s The Marquise of O, sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality in conjunction with its workshop series, Material Emotionality. (See “Workshops,” p. 8.) 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, 4:15 p.m. Screening of Enemies of the People: A Personal Journey Into the Heart of the Killing Fields, sponsored by the SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program. To RSVP, email seasia@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


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., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. “Thinking About Contracts: The Merchant of Venice,” a Humanities lecture by Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University. 208 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. The Max M. Fisher Lecture—“After the Crisis, the Compromise: The Politics of Economic Adjustment” by SAIS’ Matthias Matthjis, recipient of the 2011 Max M. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Teaching. To RSVP, call 202-663-5636 or email saisevents@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. “Here There Be Monsters,” a Space Telescope Science Institute public lecture by Nolan Walborn, STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 4:15 p.m. The Asher Achinstein Inaugural Lecture in Philosophy of Science—“Explanation and Scientific Progress” by Arthur Fine, University of Washington, Seattle. Sponsored by the Center for History and Philosophy of Science. 132 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. “The Middle East Upheavals and Israel’s National Security,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Efraim Inbar, Bar-Ilan University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel).  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. The Annual Sidney W. Mintz Lecture—“Mixed Blessings and Sorrowful Mysteries” by Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Anthropology. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW

Fri., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. The 2011 Kenneth O. Johnson Memorial Lecture—“How Does the Brain Solve Visual Object Recognition?” by James DiCarlo, MIT. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and Biomedical Engineering. Mason Hall Auditorium.  HW

Mon., Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. The 2011 Samuel Iwry Lecture—“Books in Ancient Israel” by Alan Millard, University of Liverpool. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. The 2011 Turnbull Lecture presents Irish literary critic and cultural commentator Edna Longley. (See photo, this page.) Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium.  HW


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


Wed., Nov. 2, 3 to 6 p.m. JHU Center for Social Concern Open House, a chance to learn about opportunities for getting involved in the community; enjoy cider, pumpkin cake and appetizers; and receive CSC sunglasses. 3103 N. Charles St. (behind the red door).  HW


Mon., Oct. 31, noon. “Protein NMR via Fuzzy Pictures,” a Biophysics seminar with Miguel Llinas, Carnegie Mellon University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Oct. 31, noon. “Race, Self-Selection and the Job Search Process,” a Sociology seminar with Devah Pager, Princeton University. 526 Mergenthaler.  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, professor emeritus, University of Florida. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. “A Centre-Stable Manifold for Schroedinger’s Equation,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Marius Beceanu, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. “Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery Effort of Neural Crest-Related Diseases With Human Pluripotent Stem Cells,” an Institute for Cell Engineering seminar with Gabsang Lee, SoM. G-007 Ross.  EB

Mon., Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m. “The Nearby Lagrangian Conjecture and Fibered Spectra,” a Topology seminar with Thomas Kragh, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 1, noon. “Information Transduction Capacity of Noisy Biochemical Signaling Networks,” an Institute for Computational Medicine seminar with Andre Levchenko, WSE. Hackerman Auditorium.  HW

Tues., Nov. 1, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“The Next Generation of Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products: Occurrence, Formation and Toxicity,” with Susan Richardson, Environmental Protection Agency. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Detecting Deceptive Online Reviews,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Claire Cardie, Cornell University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Tropical Hyperelliptic Curves,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Melody Chan, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. “Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Health Care Disparities in the Era of Comparative Effectiveness Research,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Lisa Cooper, SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 2, 10 a.m. “Biblical Justice,” a Humanities seminar with Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University. 208 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m. The Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Culture and Its Influence on the Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders and on Constructs of Mental Health” with Derrick Silove and Susan Rees, both of the University of New South Wales, Australia (in collaboration with the Behavioral Health International Student Group). B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. “Antibiotic Resistance: Origins, Mechanisms and Inhibition,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Gerry Wright, McMaster University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. “eBird: Statistical Models for Online Crowdsourced Bird Data,” a Biostatistics seminar with Daniel Fink, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore—“Dengue Vaccine Development: How Close Are We?” with Anna Durbin, SPH. $20 for members for the seminar and buffet, $25 for non-members,  $15 for residents and fellows and $10 for students. Johns Hopkins Club.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. “Protein Biomarker Discovery Driven by Perturbed Cellular Networks,” a Pathology seminar with Ruedi Aebersold, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 3, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Forecasting Fire Activity in Amazonia Using Sea Surface Temperatures” with Douglas Morton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, noon. Advocacy and Action: Local, State, Regional and National Perspectives, the Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar Series—This week, James Corless, director, Transportation for America. The seminar includes a Q&A session and discussion. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. “Probabilistic Models of Sensorimotor Control and Decision Making,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m. “Banded Estimation and Prediction for Linear Time Series,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Yulia Gel, University of Waterloo. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. “Multiscale Mechanical Models of Native and Bioengineered Tissues,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Victor Barocas, University of Minnesota. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 3, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—The Program in Latin American Studies, with Paul Gootenberg, SUNY at Stony Brook; Edmund Gordon, University of Texas at Austin; and Eric Hershberg, American University. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Fri., Nov. 4, 11 a.m. “Using Transport Timescales to Interpret Estuarine Eutrophication of the Chesapeake Bay,” a CEAFM seminar with Jian Shen, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 4, noon. “The Modern World-System as Intellectual Discovery and Adventure,” a Sociology seminar with Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University. 526 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 7, noon. “Chromosome 5 and 7 Abnormalities in Oncology Personnel Handling Anti-Cancer Drugs,” a Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with Melissa McDiarmid, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Lunch provided. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 7, noon. “Chalk It Up to Biophysics,” a Biophysics seminar with Jon Lorsch, SoM. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Nov. 7, noon. “Heme Trafficking From the Ground Up,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Iqbal Hamza, University of Maryland. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Nov. 7, 12:15 p.m. “Noncoding RNAs: With a Viral Twist,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Joan Steitz, Yale University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 7, 4 p.m. Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series—“Viral Reaction: Emergent Disease in an Increasingly Connected Society—Implications for Science, Medicine and Policy” with Anthony Fauci, director, NIAID. West Lecture Hall, Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Mon., Nov. 7, 4 p.m. “Resolvent Estimates in Trapping Geometries,” an Analysis seminar with Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW


Thurs., Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting about planning the new community garden on the JHU at Eastern campus, a chance for Homewood faculty, staff and students and other local residents to provide input in the creation of this new community space. (See story, p. 1.) Attendees can sign up for garden plots, participate in a naming contest and offer ideas for making the garden a fun and enriching space. For more information email jhucommgarden@
gmail.com. 1st floor, JHU@Eastern.


Tues., Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. “Testing and Grading,” 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., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. “Universal Design—How Accommodating Disabilities Improves Learning for All,” 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

Fri., Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. “Job Search Strategies for International Students,” a SAIS Office of Career Services workshop. (The event is open to SAIS students only.) To RSVP, go to SAISWorks. 507 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Nov. 4, 2 to 6 p.m. The Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality presents the second in its Material Emotionality workshop series.  HW

• “Situated Sublimations: Art and Psychic Displacement in a Mexican City” with Karen Rodriguez, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. 132 Gilman.

• “Listening: Kinesthetic Aware—ness in Contemporary Dance” with Gabrielle Brandstetter, Free University of Berlin. Co-sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 388 Gilman.

• “Seeing Ecstasy: Kleitsts Theatre,” with Katrin Pahl, KSAS. 132 Gilman.