February 6, 2012

Calendar — February 6, 2012


Wed., Feb. 8, 5 p.m. “Reconstructing the Lute Concerti of Silvius Leopold Weiss,” a Peabody Musicology DMA colloquium with Richard Stone, Peabody. Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.  Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 9, 3:45 p.m. “Universals and Variation in Language and Thought,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Terry Regier, University of California, Berkeley. 111 Krieger.  HW


Mon., Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m. “The End of the Beginning? Corruption, Citizen Dissent and People Power Prospects in Russia,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Shaazka Beyerle, CTR visiting fellow. To RSVP, go to www
.eventbrite.ca/event/2878342199/mcivte?ebtv=C. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Mon. Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m. “Protecting Human Rights Through the Mechanism of UN Special Rapporteurs,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program discussion with Surya Subedi, UN special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia. For information and to RSVP, email tbascia1@jhu.edu. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 7, noon. “The Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Operations in North Carolina,” an Environmental Health Sciences panel discussion with Naeema Muhammad, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network; Devon Hall and Dothula Baron Hall, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help. W2008 SPH.  EB

Tues., Feb. 7, 5 p.m. “Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Daniel Hamilton, SAIS. Reception follows at 6:15 p.m. in 812 Rome Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Washington Foundation for European Studies, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and the American Consortium on EU Studies. For information, call 202-663-5796 or email ntobin@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m. “Un-natural Selection: Probing the Consequences of a Global Gender Imbalance,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Mara Hvistendahl, Science magazine. To RSVP, email developmentroundtable@
jhu.edu. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 8, 12:45 p.m. “Humala’s First Year: Key Priorities and Challenges,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Harold Forsyth, Peruvian ambassador to the United States. For more information, phone 202-663-5734 or email jzurek1@jhu
.edu. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Feb. 7, 6 p.m. Screening of the documentary Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, based on the book by SAIS visiting scholar David Satter. For information and to RSVP, email ckunkel@jhu.edu. Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS and the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Screening of Eddie Fong’s Kawashima Yoshiko/Chuan dao fang zi, sponsored by East Asian Studies. 113 Greenhouse.  HW


Tues., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. “Discovering Galaxies: Bursting the Limits of Space and Time,” an STSci public lecture by Jean-Rene Roy, Gemini Observatory. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 9, 3 p.m. The Brickwedde Lecture—“Ferdinand Brickwedde and the Discovery and Exploitation of Deuterium” by Charles Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. “Ancient Greek Pederasty and Its ‘Problematization’: The Visual Evidence,” a Classics lecture by Andrew Lear, New York University. 108 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture—“Academia, Industry and the Health of the Public” by Frederick Brancati, SoM. Sponsored by the School of Medicine. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Mon., Feb. 13, 4 p.m. “Formative Fictions: Imaginative Literature and the Training of the Capacities,” a Humanities lecture by Joshua Landy, Stanford University. 208 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 13, 5 p.m. “Why Theory Failed in Latin America,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Brett Levinson, Binghamton University. 479 Gilman.  HW


Thurs. to Sat., Feb. 9 to 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 12, 3 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Opera performs Dominick Argento’s Postcard From Morocco. (See story, p. 6.) $25 general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. To purchase tickets call 410-752-8558 or go to www
.theatreproject.org. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Britten and Beethoven. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with valid ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Feb. 6, noon. “The Biochemistry of the MUC2 Mucin and Its Dual Role in Protecting the Intestine and Promoting the Commensal Bacterial Flora,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gunnar Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 6, 12:10 p.m. “If Workforce Health Is Economic Health, We Have a Problem,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with John Howard, National Institute of Safety and Health. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 6, 12:15 p.m. “The Unusual Mechanism for Regulating Ubiquitination in the DNA Damage Response by OTUB1,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cynthia Wolberger, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. “Neural Mechanisms for Committing to a Choice About Action,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Paul Cisek, University of Montreal. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Feb. 6, 4 p.m. “Modeling Protein Folding and Beyond,” a Biophysics special seminar with Gregory Bowman, KSAS. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Feb. 6, 4 p.m. “Intelligence and Security in Tanzania, 1956–1965,” a History seminar with James Brennan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Feb. 6, 4 p.m. “The Structure of Epigenetic Changes in Cancer as Revealed by Whole-Genome Shotgun Bisulfite Sequencing,” a Biostatistics seminar with Kasper Hansen, SPH. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 6, 4 p.m. “Tower of Coverings and Stability of the Bergman Kernel,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Siqi Fu, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Feb. 7, noon. “Providing Human Models of Cardiac Arrhythmia Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Masayuki Yazawa, Stanford University School of Medicine. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Tues., Feb. 7, noon. “Audacity or Moderation? Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant and the Intellectual Attitude of Enlightened Thought,” a Philosophy seminar with Mogens Laerke, University of Aberdeen and the Marie Curie Foundation. 388 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Feb. 7, noon. “Extending the Search Space of the Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoder for Machine Translation,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Shankar Kumar, Google. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. “FDA’s Tobacco Research Program: Science to Inform the Regulation of Tobacco Products,” an Institute for Global Tobacco Control seminar with Cathy Backinger, FDA Center for Tobacco Products. Lunch provided. W1030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. “Good Things Come in Small Packages: The Efficacy of Brief Interventions for Disease Prevention,” an International Health faculty candidate seminar with Lisa Eaton, University of Connecticut. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. “Gene Regulation, Sex Chromosomes and Duplication: Population Genomic Perspectives on Evolution of New Gene Function,” a Biology special seminar with J.J. Emerson, University of California, Berkeley. 100 Mudd.  HW

Tues., Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Gluing Algebraic Varieties: Birational Geometric Perspective,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Ilya Karzhemanov, Courant Institute, New York University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 206 Dunning.  HW

Wed., Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. “Somewhere Over the Brainbow: Fluorescent Mapping of Neurons,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with John Belcher, SoM. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Integration of Salivary Analytes and Biomarkers Into Behavioral and Health Sciences: Prospects and Future Directions” with Douglas Granger, SoN. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 8, 2 p.m. “Cutting Gordian Knots at the Pool of Bethesda: Adventures in the Genomics of Inflammation,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Daniel Kastner, National Human Genome Research Institute. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. “Recent Developments in Classical Minimal Surface Theory,” a Mathematics seminar with Jacob Bernstein, Stanford University. 302 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Feb. 8, 4 p.m. “Covalent Probes for Control of Nitric Oxide Through Dimethylarginine Regulation,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Walter Fast, University of Texas, Austin. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 9, 10:45 a.m. “From Scripts to Programs,” a Computer Science seminar with Matthias Felleisen, Northeastern University. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 9, noon. “Computational Bridging of Epithelial Morphogenesis and Tumor Mutants,” a Cell Biology seminar with Kasia Rejniak, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 9, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Early Moon: Cosmochemical and Magnetic Constraints” with Francis Nimmo, University of California, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 9, noon. “ ‘A Fable for Tomorrow’: Imagining Ecological Crisis 50 Years After Silent Spring,” a Center for a Livable Future seminar with author Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Maryland, College Park. W4030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. “SKART: A Skewness- and Autoregression-Adjusted Batch-Means Procedure for Simulation Analysis,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with James Wilson, North Carolina State University. 304 Whitehead.  HW  [CANCELED]

Thurs., Feb. 9, 2 p.m. “Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy for Barrett’s Esophagus and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Kerry Dunbar. E2527 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 13, 12:15 p.m. “Neur—-ometabolic Control of Behavior,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Wolfgang, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. “Melanopsin Signaling in the Eye,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with King-Wai Yau, SoM. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)


The Center for Educational Resources sponsors a series of workshops on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to all faculty, staff and TAs in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Feb. 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Thurs., Feb. 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Fri., Feb. 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”