November 28, 2011

Calendar — November 28, 2011


Tues., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. “When Do We Speak of the Body? On ‘Committing’ and on Care,” an Anthropology colloquium with Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. “Inexpensive, Efficient Approaches for Energy Production and Storage: Photovoltaic Devices and Li-Ion Batteries,” a Chemistry colloquium with Amy Prieto, Colorado State University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. “Missing Baryons in Galaxies and Clusters,” an STSci colloquium with Joel Bregman, University of Michigan. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Nov. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. “A Composer’s World,” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Michael Hersch, Peabody Conservatory. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 1, 3 p.m. “The Birth of a Global Agenda: The Politics of Population Aging in a Time of World Crisis (1970s–1980s),” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB

Fri., Dec. 2, 2 p.m. “Immune Modulation for Hand Transplantation,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with W.P. Andrew Lee, SoM. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fourth Annual Region III Disparities Conference—“Promoting Positive Futures for Urban Youth: A Focus on Disparities in Education” with a keynote address by UMBC president and author Freeman Hrabowski III, state-of-the-art dialogues with education leaders, information on research and innovative programs, and an interdisciplinary panel discussion. (See story, p. 1.) Sponsored by the JHU Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Program. Breakfast and lunch provided. For more information or to register, go to www
.html. E2030 SPH.  EB


Tues., Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m. “The Transnational Politics of China’s Resource and Environment Needs,” a SAIS China Studies Program panel discussion with Banning Garrett, Atlantic Council; Jennifer Turner, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and Bo Kong, SAIS. To RSVP, email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Dec. 2, noon to 2 p.m. “The Political-Economic Context of the Sex Industry in Chiapas, Mexico,” a Program in Latin American Studies discussion with Patty Kelly, George Washington University. 113 Greenhouse.  HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. “Future Directions in Education: What Will Work Best for Students,” a panel discussion with Michael Yudin, U.S. Department of Education; Michal Petrilli, Thomas Fordham Foundation; and author Deborah Meier. (See In Brief, p. 2.) There will be an opportunity for audience questions and comments. Part of the School of Education’s Shaping the Future series. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Wed., Nov. 30, 12:30 p.m. Information session for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship with Meghann Curtis, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For information, call 202-663-5705 or email 205 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Nov. 29, 6 p.m. History of Art Graduate Student Lecture—“Enemy Painting/Hieronymus Bosch” by Joseph Koerner, Harvard University. 50 Gilman.  HW

Wed., Nov. 30, 2 p.m. “Modeling Neurogenetic Diseases: From Pathogenesis to Therapies,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine lecture by Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 1, 5 p.m. “La Utopia de America,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Nestor Rodriguez, University of Toronto. 479 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. The Robert Resnick Lecture—“Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Methods of Science to Teach Science” by Carl Wieman, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. (See story, p. 8.) Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Fri., Dec. 2, 5 p.m. The Henry T. Rowell Lecture—“Satellite Imagery Mapping of Africa and Arabia: Landscape Archaeology in the Land of the Queen of Sheba” by Michael Harrower, KSAS. Sponsored by History of Art. 50 Gilman.  HW


Thurs., Dec. 1, and Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. “Godly and Spirituall Songs,” the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs Christmas music from the British Isles. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 3, and Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m. “Silver Bells, Golden Voices,” the Peabody Children’s Chorus performs a holiday concert. First three tickets are free; fourth ticket or more, $5. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble performs. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, with the JHU Choral Society and the Goucher College Chorus, performs works by Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Vaughan Williams. $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free for JHU students with valid ID. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW

Sun., Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih. $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium.  HW


Tues., Nov. 29, 5 p.m. John Harper, of SAIS, will discuss his new book, The Cold War, with James Mann, author-in-residence at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. Reception follows at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the SAIS European Studies Program. For more information, call 202-663-5796 or email ntobin@jhu
.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Reading by Baltimore-born novelist Jaimy Gordon, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Lord of Misrule. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m. Poetry reading by Tracy K. Smith, Prince-ton University. Sponsored by the STSci. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW


Mon., Nov. 28, 12:15 p.m. “Poly ADP-ribose Polymerase in Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alexei Tulin, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m. “Food Deserts in Baltimore—What Is the Impact of Food Environments on Health?” a Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions seminar with Amanda Behrens, SPH. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Nov. 28, 4 p.m. “The Irishing of the Common Law: Sir Richard Bolton (ca. 1570–1648) and the Constitution of Ireland,” a History seminar with Alan Orr, MICA. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m. “Tate Normal Form in Level Resolutions of the K(2)-Local Sphere,” a Topology seminar with Kyle Ormsby, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Nov. 29, noon. “BMP4 and Adipocyte Development,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Qi-Qun Tang, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m. “Twists of Shimura Curves,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with James Stankewicz, University of Georgia. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. “The Role of School Health Centers: Access to and Quality of Primary and Preventive Services Among Adolescents,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Sarika Rane Parasuraman. 339 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 30, noon. “Identifying the Cell of Origin for Malignant Glioma With MADM, a Mouse Genetic Mosaic System,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Hui Zong, University of Oregon. Sponsored by Pathology. G03 BRB.  EB

Wed., Nov. 30, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Pediatric Primary Care and Mental Health” with Lawrence Wissow, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Nov. 30, 4 p.m. “Dynamic Protein Interaction Networks in Cellular Signaling,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Ulrich Stelzl, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 1, 10:45 a.m. “Agent-Based Computational Modeling in Epidemiology and Disaster Preparedness: From Playground to Planet,” a Computer Science seminar with Joshua Epstein, SoM. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 1, noon. “Neurodegeneration in ALS and Protein Quality Control,” a Cell Biology seminar with Jiou Wang, SPH. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 1, noon. “Proteomic and Genetic Approaches to Chlamydia Survival Within Infected Epithelial Cells,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Raphael Valdivia, Duke University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 1, 1 p.m. “A Structural Role for CaM-Kinase II at Synapses,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Neal Waxham, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 1, 3 p.m. “Miniature Mobile Robots Down to Micron Scale,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Metin Sitti, Carnegie Mellon University. 210 Hodson.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 1, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Futures Seminar—The Center for Africana Studies, with guest panelists Sandra Barnes, University of Pennsylvania; Paul Lovejoy, York University; and Franklin Knight, Ben Vinson III and Nathan Connolly, all of KSAS. Mason Hall Auditorium (Thursday) and Charles Commons (Friday).  HW

Thurs., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. “Mechanisms of Cell Polarity Revealed by Molecular Biology and Microfluidic Technologies,” a Biology seminar with Chris Janetopoulos, Vanderbilt University. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. “Statistical Analysis for Multi-Site Trials Using Instrumental Variables,” a JHU Social Policy seminar with Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Economics, and Health Policy and Management. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Dec. 2, 11 a.m. “Mechanisms of Land-Atmosphere Feedbacks During Drought,” a CEAFM seminar with Ben Zaitchik, KSAS. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. “A Computational Approach to Early Language Bootstrapping,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Emmanuel Dupoux, Ecole Normale Superieure. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 1 p.m. “CD8+T Cell Effector Function in Humans,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with Michael Betts, University of Pennsylvania. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m. “Making America Healthier for All: What Each of Us Can Do,” a Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions seminar with David Williams, Harvard School of Public Health. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. “Novel Mitochondrial Mechanisms of Cytoprotection,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Gary Fiskum, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. “Immersion of Manifolds Into Spheres,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Shanyu Ji, University of Houston. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW


World AIDS Day 2011Getting to Zero: Zero AIDS-Related Deaths, Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, three days of events co-sponsored by the African Public Health Network, the JB Grant Society, the Anna Baetjer Society, the Child Health Society, International Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Center for Global Health, the Health and Human Rights Group, the Latino Public Health Network, the Black Graduate Student Association, the Public Health Christian Fellowship, the Gertrude Stein Society, the Behavioral Health Interest Group, SOURCE and Public Health Student Assembly Community Affairs.  EB

Wed., Nov. 30, 4 to 5 p.m. Day One: RememberThe One Who Speaks, a one-act theatrical adaptation of the life of Ugandan teenager Olivia Nantagano who became an activist for global HIV/AIDS treatment access after the death of her mother. (A reception in the Gallery will follow the play.) W1214 SPH.

Thurs., Dec. 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Day Two: Commit—SPH students and faculty participate in a symposium to discuss “getting down to zero” on three levels: local, national and international. Students will also engage in a Q&A with faculty experts for each of the three levels, and both students and faculty will be asked to pledge allegiance to a team to focus on one of the levels. Sign-ups for teams will take place in Courtyard II from noon to 1:30 p.m., from Mon., Nov. 28, through Thurs., Dec. 1. E2014 SPH (A reception in the Gallery will follow the symposium.)

Fri., Dec. 2, noon to 1:30 p.m. Day Three: Act—HIV/AIDS Community Fair showcasing HIV-related community projects and opportunities both locally and internationally. To be a fair participant or recommend a potential fair participant, email Courtyard II (2nd floor).

Wed., Nov. 30, 9 p.m. Lighting of the Quads, featuring live music, free hot chocolate and cider, cookies and doughnuts and the traditional countdown to the lights. Sponsored by Student Government and the Office of the Deans. Upper Quad, steps of the MSE Library.  HW

‘A Season of Celebration,’ Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library events. (See story, p. 5.) Homewood Museum.  HW

Sat., Dec. 3, noon to 4 p.m. “Silhouettes for the Holidays,” cut-paper silhouette sittings with historical artisan and master portraitist Lauren Muney. $26 for two copies of one silhouette (includes museum admission); framing available at additional cost. Sittings take approximately 10 minutes. Advance reservations strongly recommended; call 410-516-5589.

Mon., Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. “Homewood by Candlelight,” annual event featuring the historic house decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, its rooms set for entertaining and the sounds of live music in the reception hall; eggnog and cookies will be served in the wine cellar. The museum shop offers a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas. $6 general admission, free for museum members and JHU students.


Thurs., Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. “The Family Smoking and Prevention Act,” an Institute for Global Tobacco Control research symposium with Benjamin Apelberg and Emily Bleimund, both from the USFDA. RSVP not required; lunch will be provided. W2030 SPH.  EB