November 7, 2011

Calendar — November 7, 2011


Wed., Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@ or call 410-614-0913. Johns Hopkins at Eastern.


Tues., Nov. 8, 4:15 p.m. “Toward Understanding and Combating Bacterial Resistance to Aminoglycoside Antibiotics,” a Chemistry colloquium with Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, University of Michigan, LSI. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m. “Relativistic Black Hole Tidal Disruption Events,” an STSci colloquium with Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Nov. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. “Mood Disorders and Creativity,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Kay Redfield Jamison, SoM. 308C Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Wed., Nov. 9, 5:15 p.m. “The Versatile Beta-Barrel Reveals Secrets of the Membrane,” a Biology colloquium with Karen Fleming, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. “Supercapacitors,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Boris Shklovskii, University of Minnesota. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. “Diabetes and ‘Defective’ Genes in 20th-Century America,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Arleen Tuchman, Vanderbilt University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB


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 email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2011 Diversity Conference—Diversity Still Matters: Perspective, Dialogue and Action with keynote address by Howard Ross. Following his address Ross will sign copies of his latest book, Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance; copies will be available for sale. The conference will also include workshops covering diversity topics. Registration is closed, but a webcast of the conference will be available at https://connect.johnshopkins
.edu/diversity. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. “Community Case Management of Pneumonia,” a JB Grant Global Health Society conference with a keynote address by Shamim Qazi, World Health Organization, and Asha George, SPH. One of a series of events in recognition of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12. E2030 SPH.  EB


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 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 Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m. “The European Financial Crisis and the American Recession: Which Way Out?” a SAIS Canadian Studies Program discussion with Anne Krueger, SAIS. To RSVP, call 202-663-5714 or email Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. Deans’  Forum, a panel of SAIS deans will discuss their work and field questions from students. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.) Sponsored by the SAIS Student Government Association. For more information, email Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. “Emerging Africa: Rwanda, a Case of a Top Reformer?” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Stephan Klingebiel, German Development Institute. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu
.edu. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. “The Ideological Contest in the Age of Arab Revolutions,” a SAIS Middle East Studies Program discussion with Thanassis Cambanis, Boston Globe columnist and correspondent for The Atlantic. (Event is open to the SAIS community only.). For more information, email katarina@jhu
.edu. 507 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. “The Future of American Cities: Opportunities and Challenges,” a Center for Social Concern panel discussion on reduced immigration and diversity, population decline, African-American migration to the suburbs and the impact of the economy, with Trae Lewis, Baltimore Area Young Republicans; Willie Flowers, Park Heights Community Health Alliance; Donn Worgs, Towson University; and Tom Stosur, Baltimore City Planning Department. Moderated by Anthony McCarthy, WEAA 89.9 FM. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. “The 2020 Oil Inflection Point,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with James Lambright, Sapphire Energy. (The speaker’s comments will be off the record.) To RSVP, email eregloballeadersforum@jhu
.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Nov. 8, 3 p.m. “Johns Hopkins Baby Shower,” learn about the services and programs available to expectant parents who are also full-time JHU faculty and staff or employees of the hospital and health system. The event will include advice and information from an expert panel, a meeting with a Benefits Office representatives, raffle prizes and refreshments. To register and for location information, go to www or call the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at 443-997-7000.


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. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

‘After the Beautiful: Hegel and Pictorial Modernism’, a Humanities Center special series with Robert Pippin, University of Chicago. 208 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Nov. 8. “Politics and Ontology in Modern Art: Clark, Fried and Left-Hegelianism.”

Wed., Nov. 9. “Philosophy and Art: Heidegger on Modernist Art.”

Thurs., Nov. 10. Workshop: “Active and Passive Skepticism in Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place: Some Themes From Cavell.”

Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. “From the Black Movement’s Struggle to the Teaching of African and Afro-Brazilian Histories in Brazil,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Amilcar Araujo Pereira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Co-sponsored by Political Science. 388 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. The Annual Alvin H. Bernstein Lecture—“Three Great Captains of the Ancient World” by Barry Strauss, Cornell University. Sponsored by the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. To RSVP, call 202-663-5772 or email ckunkel@ Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. The 17th Annual James F. Bell Memorial Lecture in Continuum Mechanics by Robert McMeeking, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. 210 Hodson.  HW

Mon., Nov. 14, 3 p.m. “Lexicography of the Jewish Aramaic Dialects From Late Antiquity,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Michael Sokoloff, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. Co-sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 130G Gilman.  HW


Sat., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. BMA Discovery Series presents The Johannes String Quartet. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Sponsored by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. $10 donation suggested. Baltimore Museum of Art.  HW


Tues., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. Reading by Irish poet Michael Longley. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Tues., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Best-selling novelist and comedy writer Larry Doyle will read from and sign copies of his new book, Deliriously Happy and Other Bad Thoughts. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. “Conquered Into Liberty,” Eliot Cohen of SAIS; Tom Ricks, and the Center for a New American Security; Nicholas Westbrook, director emeritus, Fort Ticonderoga; and Charles Doran (moderator) of SAIS will discuss Cohen’s new book, Conquered Into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath That Made the American Way of War. (See story, p. 9.) Sponsored by the SAIS Strategic Studies Program. To RSVP, email conquered.into Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Nov. 14, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Eamonn Gearon will discuss his new book, The Sahara: A Cultural History. Sponsored by the SAIS African Studies Program. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email 500
Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Nov. 7, 9 a.m. “Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Palliative Care on Terminally Ill Cancer Patients in Taiwan,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Shao-Yi Cheng. W2303 SPH.  EB

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,” an Institute for Biophysical Research 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, 1:30 p.m. “Neural Adaptations to a Brain-Machine Interface,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jose Carmena, University of California, Berkeley. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

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

Mon., Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Thom-Sebastiani and Duality for Matrix Factorizations (via DAG),” a Topology seminar with Anatoly Preygel, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 8, 12:10 p.m. “Current NIOSH Research in Mining and Safety,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Joel Haight of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W2017 SPH.  EB

Tues., Nov. 8, 2 p.m. “An Evaluation of the Food Environment Along Paths to School, Its Impact on Childhood Obesity and Zoning as a Policy Solution,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Lauren Rossen. W2017 SPH.  EB

Tues., Nov. 8, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Technion Grand Water Research Institute: A Pilot Solving Water Problems for the World” with Noah Galil, Technion, Israel. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. “Vanishing Theorems,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Victor Lozovanu, Queen’s University at Kingston. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“The Culture of Primary Care: Developing Patient-Centered Interventions” with Marsha Wittink, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. “Statistical Analysis of Multisite Time Series Data for Estimating Health Effects of Environmental Exposures,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Feder Bobb. E6519 SPH.  EB

Wed., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. “The Transcription Factor Nrf2 as a Target to Reduce Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s Disease,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Antonio Cuadrado, Autonomous University of Madrid Medical College. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 10, 10:45 a.m. Biomolecular Architectures and Systems for Nanoscience Engineering,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Jennifer Cha, University of California, San Diego. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“An Emerging Picture of Late Proterozoic Ocean Chemistry” with David Johnston, Harvard University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, noon. “Translating Microbial Metabolic Exchange,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Pieter Dorrestein, University of California, San Diego. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. “Toward a Cell Biology of Pain,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Jon Levine, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. “Detecting Change in Multivariate Data Streams Using Minimum Subgraphs,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Robert Koyak, Naval Postgraduate School. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 3 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—German and Romance Languages and Literatures, with Ruben Gallo, Princeton University; Joshua Landy, Stanford University; Helmut Muller-Sievers, University of Colorado; and Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. “Surving the Deal: A Journalistic Odyssey,” a Press and Public Policy seminar with James O’Shea, editor/founder, Chicago News Cooperative, and author of The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 10 a.m. “Characterizing the Effects of Cell-Type Specific Human IL-10 Expression on Disease Susceptibility,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Dilini Ranatunga. W1214 SPH.  EB

Fri., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Special Bodian Seminar—“Neuronal Mechanisms for Perceptual Grouping” with Pieter Roelfsema, Neuroscience Institute of the Netherlands. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Reciprocal Mechanisms of Alpha and Gamma Oscillations in Monkey Primary Visual Cortex” with Timo van Kerkoerle, Neuroscience Institute of the Netherlands. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. “Learning Semantic Parsers for More Languages and With Less Supervision,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m. “Synthetic Cell Biology: Visualizing and Manipulating Cell Signaling,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Takanari Inoue, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 14, 4 p.m. “Holomorphic Extensions and the Complex Monge-Ampere Equation,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Dan Burns, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  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, and a faculty panel. (See story, p. 9.) West Lecture Hall, Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Tues., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. The 2011 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium—America’s Boundless Possibilities: Innovate, Advance, Transform, with David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama. Talks are followed by a question-and-answer session and reception. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique, sponsored by the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to support patient care. Admission to the sale is free, but there is a charge for the preview party fundraiser (see below). For more information, go to www.womensboard, call 410-955-9341 or email jhhwb@jhmi
.edu. Evergreen Carriage House.

Thurs., Nov. 10, 4 to 8 p.m. Preview party fundraiser, pre-sale shopping, informal modeling, fashion consultation and light refreshments. $45 in advance, $55 at the door.

Fri., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 10, 7 to 10 p.m. Ignite@JHU, a multimedia community-building experience for faculty, staff and students. Sponsored by the Digital Media Center and Charles Commons Connections. (See story, p. 5.) Nolan’s Cafe, Charles Commons.  HW

Fri., Nov. 11, 1:30 to 5 p.m. “Baltimore Painted Furniture,” an InSIGHT symposium with Gregory Weidman, curator, Hampton National Historic Site; painting conservator Deborah Duerbeck Parr; and contemporary furniture craftsman David Wiesand. The event opens with remarks by William Voss Elder II, curator emeritus, BMA. There will be a concluding reception at 5 p.m. Sponsored by University Museums. $30 general admission, $25 for museum members, $15 for full-time students with ID. Advance registration is required; register online at or by calling 410-516-5589. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Homewood Museum.  HW


Tues., Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. “Instructional Media and Technology,” an Eyes on Teaching workshop open to all grad students, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and faculty in KSAS or WSE. To register, go to Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Nov. 9, 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. To register, go to
events.html. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW