December 5, 2011

Calendar — December 5, 2011


Tues., Dec. 6, and Wed., Dec. 7, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email or call 410-614-0913. Turner Concourse.  EB


Tues., Dec. 6, 4:15 p.m. “Mechanisms and Energetics for Ionization of Liquid Water and Aqueous Nucleic Acids,” a Chemistry colloquium with Stephen Bradforth, University of Southern California. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. “Kinetic Luminosity of Quasar Outflows and Its Implications to AGN Feedback: HST/COS Observations,” an STSci colloquium with Nahum Arav, Virginia Tech. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. “From Space Colonies to Nanobots: Visioneers and Their Technological Futures,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Patrick McCray, University of California, Santa Barbara. 300 Gilman.  HW


Fri., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Open Ukraine in the Transatlantic Space (Day 2),” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations conference with Victor Yushchenko, former president of Ukraine; Paula Dobriansky, former U.S. undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs; and Richard Morningstar, special U.S. envoy for Eurasian energy. Co-sponsored by the Eastern Institute’s Economic Forum. For more information, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


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. 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

Thurs., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. “The Sociology of Nanuen Ggnomsuda,” an Office of Student Life discussion with the hosts of the South Korean talk show. Co-sponsored by To RSVP, email hahn.kim81@gmail
.com. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Dec. 9, 6:30 to 9 p.m. “Recollections of a Remarkable Archaeologist,” a SAIS African Studies discussion with Peter Lacovara of the Carlos Museum at Emory University. For more information, call 202-663-5676 or email Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS


Fri., Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evergreen as Muse, opening of the fourth annual Evergreen as Muse group exhibition of student-made artists’ books. Part of the undergraduate course The Artist in the Museum: Making Books, a collaboration of the Homewood Art Workshops and the Program in Museums and Society. Sponsored by University Museums. The exhibit continues through Jan. 29. Free with museum admission and on view as part of the regular museum guided tour. For more information, go to www.museums Evergreen Museum & Library.


Wed., Dec. 7, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Public Health and the Alcohol Tax Campaign: How Marylanders Beat the Alcohol Lobby and Why It Matters,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with David Jernigan and Vincent DeMarco, both of SPH. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (A live webcast will be available at W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Open hours for the Blackboard Grade Center, an opportunity for full-time KSAS and WSE faculty and TAs with grading responsibilities to ask questions about weighting grades, uploading or downloading to and from Excel and exporting final grades from Blackboard to ISIS. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. For information, call 410-516-7181 or email Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW


Music at Peabody. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students (except where noted).  Peabody

Wed., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Peabody Orchestra performs music by Haydn and Holst, with the women members of the Peabody Singers. Friedberg Hall.

Thurs., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble performs. East Hall.

Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 70th birth year of vocalist Jay Clayton. East Hall.

Sat., Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. The Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and the Preparatory String Ensemble perform in concert. Free. Griswold Hall.

Sat., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra performs music by Verdi, Bizet and Tchaikovsky. Free. Friedberg Hall.

Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. East Hall.

Sun., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Brass Ensemble performs. Free. Griswold Hall.


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

Wed., Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. David Satter, of SAIS, will discuss his new book, It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway, with Ariel Cohen of the Heritage Foundation, and blogger Robert Amsterdam, Amsterdam & Peroff. Reception follows at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. For more information or to RSVP, call 202-663-5772 or email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., Dec. 5, noon. “Inhibition of α-Synuclein Aggregation as a Strategy for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 1 p.m. “CD8+T Cell Effector Function in Hu–mans,” 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

Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. “Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Heart Failure: Novel Mechanisms and Potential Therapies,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with William Stanley, University of Maryland at Baltimore. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Tues., Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m. “Transitions in Mental Health Care and Research From Settings of Acute Violence to Structural Violence in Nepal and Liberia,” a Mental Health faculty candidate seminar with Brandon Kohrt. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. “Reporting of Clinical Trials: A Random Walk Through the Sausage Factory,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Deborah Zarin, National Library of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m. “Sex, Drugs and Allostery: Dissecting Ligand-Control of Androgen and Estrogen Receptors,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry student seminar with John Froehlig, SoM. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, noon. “Capturing Functional Motions of Membrane Transporters at Atomic Resolution,” a Physiology seminar with Emad Tajkhorshid, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Community-Based Interventions in Mexico” with Fernando Wagner, Morgan State University. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. “‘Energy-Based’ Refinement of Protein Models: A Challenge for Structural Chemistry,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with David Shortle, SoM. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 2 p.m. “The Impact of Lifetime Depressive Disorders on Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in a Rural HIV Clinic in Southern Uganda,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu. 845 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. “The Effects of Sulforaphane on Spinal Cord Injury,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Andrea Benedict. 303 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. “Bayesian Models for Mining Public Health Information From Twitter,” a Biostatistics seminar with Mark Dredze, WSE. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, noon. “Immune Defense of the Intestinal Epithelial Surface,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Lora Hooper, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. “A Glimpse of Malaria Situation and Challenges of Malaria Control in Myanmar,” a Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program seminar with Ye Htut, World Health Organization. Sponsored by International Health. W4030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 1 p.m. “Presynaptic Control of Body Sensations,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Shawn Hochman, Emory University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 3 to 7 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Futures Seminar—Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, with guest panelists Lynne Huffer, Emory University; Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, Le Moyne College; and Dana Luciano, Georgetown University. 208 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. “Local and Genomewide Views of Transcription, Its Regulation and Its Interplay With Chromatin,” a Biology seminar with John Lis, Cornell Universty. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. “The Novel Endocrinology of the Bone,” a Center for Musculoskeletal Research seminar with Gerard Karsenty, Columbia University Medical Center. Sponsored by Orthopaedic Surgery Research. 5152 JHOC.  EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. “Indoor Exposure of Particulate Matter and Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in Young Children in a Low-Income, Urban Bangladesh Community,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Emily Gurly. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. “Environmental Enteropathy, Toilets, Handwashing, Geophagia and Child Health: An RCT in Zimbabwe,” a Global Disease Epidemiology and Control seminar with Jean Humphrey, SPH, and Andrew Prendergast, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sponsored by International Health. W2015 SPH.  EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. “Pharmacological Modulation of Critical Signaling Pathways of Sarcopenia,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine/Human Genetics Graduate Program thesis defense seminar with Tyesha Burks. G-007 Ross.  EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 3 p.m. “Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation in India and Indonesia,” an International Health seminar with Mark Nichter, University of Arizona, author of Global Health: Why Cultural Perceptions, Social Representations and Biopolitics Matter. E9519 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, noon. “Parental Monitoring and Problem Behaviors,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Ines Bustamante. 845 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, 12:15 p.m. “Developmental and Regenerative Biology of Cardiac Progenitor Cells,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sean Wu, Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m. “Combining Clinical Observation With Public Health Training to Design a Health Disparity Intervention: The CAPABLE Project,” a Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions seminar with Sarah Szanton, SoN. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House.  EB


‘A Season of Celebration,’ Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library events.  HW

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. $6 general admission, free for museum members and JHU students. Homewood Museum.

Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. “An Ever Green Evening,” with Evergreen Museum bedecked with seasonal decorations, festive holiday fare and a festooned period sleigh. (See photo, p. 12.) In addition, there will be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind hand-decorated art chairs by some of Baltimore’s best designers, architects and artisans; the opening of the fourth annual Johns Hopkins student photography show, Evergreen as Muse (see Exhibitions, p. 12); and after-hours viewing of the museum’s special exhibitions, Intimate Earth: The Art of Louise Wheatley and Zelda Fitzgerald: Choreography in Color. Holiday gifts will be available in the museum shop. $6 general admission; free for Evergreen members and JHU students. For information, call 410-516-0341 or e-mail evergreenmuseum@ Evergreen Museum & Library.

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Research Day.  EB

Wed., Dec. 7—

3 to 4 p.m. Poster sessions.

4 to 6 p.m. Breakout sessions.

6 p.m. Awards and closing remarks. Turner Concourse.

Thurs., Dec. 8, 7 a.m. Grand rounds with Timothy Brennan, University of Iowa, on the topic, “How Surgery Causes Pain.” Hurd Hall.

Sun., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. “A Celebration of the Life of Piero Weiss,” a tribute to the longtime Peabody faculty member. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Thurs., Dec. 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m. “‘Brown’ in Baltimore,” an Urban Health Institute symposium on how Brown v. Board of Education shaped Baltimore City school policies, with author Howell Baum, University of Maryland. A book signing follows the symposium. W1214 SPH.  EB