April 2, 2012
Calendar — April 2, 2012
Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. “Marsilio Ficino’s Medicine: Between Tradition and Innovation,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Teodoro Katinis, KSAS. 388 Gilman. HW
Tues., April 3, 4 p.m. “Regionalties,” an Anthropology colloquium with Kathleen Stewart, University of Texas, Austin. 404 Macaulay. HW
Tues., April 3, 4:15 p.m. “Development of Re and Ir Complexes as Catalysts for Oxygen Atom Transfer and C-H Activation/Functionalization,” a Chemistry colloquium with Elon Ison, North Carolina State University. 233 Remsen. HW
Wed., April 4, 3:30 p.m. “High Spatial, High Spectral and High Cadence Observations of Young Suns,” an STScI colloquium with Lynne Hillenbrand, Caltech. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg. HW
Wed., April 4, 4:30 p.m. “Calcium Signaling and Cell Death: From Tsukuba to Rapa Nui,” a Biology colloquium with Kyle Cunningham, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW
Wed., April 4, 5 p.m. “ ‘O my fleeting days’: Jacopo Peri and the Subjectivities of Florentine Solo Song,” a Peabody Musicology DMA colloquium with Tim Carter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Richard Goldthwaite, KSAS. 308C Conservatory Bldg. Peabody
Thurs., April 5, 3 p.m. “The Virgo Cluster of Galaxies: New Results From New Surveys,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Laura Ferrarese, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW
Thurs., April 5, 3 p.m. “The Emergence of a Technostructure: Chinese Architects and Builders in Shanghai, 1927–37,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Yixian Li, KSAS. 300 Gilman. HW
Fri., April 6, 2 p.m. “21st-Century Sustainability, Resilience and National Security,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with David Orr, Oberlin College. Parsons Auditorium. APL
Wed., April 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Politics of Economic Challenges: Assessing the Role of Political Economy in Development Thinking,” a Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism conference with Michael Kremer, Harvard University; Nancy Birsdall, Center for Global Development; Daron Acemoglu, MIT; Brian Levy, SAIS; and Cinnamon Dornsife, SAIS. Co-sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For a full agenda, go to www.sais-jhu.edu/events/pdf/2012-04-04_idevconference
.pdf. To RSVP, email rbwashington
.jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS
Tues., April 3, 5 p.m. “Politics of Economic Growth and Development,” a Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism discussion with Francis Fukuyama, SAIS, and Olivier Nomellini, Stanford University. For information or to RSVP, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS
Thurs., April 5, 12:30 p.m. “TEDxChange: The Big Picture,” a SAIS Gender and Development Club panel discussion with Melinda Gates, co-chair, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Chris Anderson, curator, TED Conference; Jeff Chapin, IDEO; and Sven Giegold of Attac Germany and member of the European Parliament. Videostreamed from Berlin. For information and to RSVP, go to www.ted
.com/tedx/events/5141. 812 Rome Bldg. SAIS
Fri., April 6, 12:45 p.m. “The Financial Crisis and Its Long-Term Implications for the International Financial Industry,” a SAIS International Finance Club discussion with John Lipsky, SAIS. For information or to RSVP, email email@example.com. 417 Nitze Bldg. SAIS
Tues., April 3, 5:30 p.m. Screening of the film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, followed by a conversation with the director Pamela Yates. Part of a series sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Media. 110 Hodson. EB
2012 Johns Hopkins Film Festival, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film Society. $5 per show general admission, $10 for day passes and $20 for festival passes; free for Hopkins students and affiliates with valid ID. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW
• Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m. Fellini’s 8½.
• Sat., April 7
7 p.m. Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton.
9:30 p.m. Special screening hosted by Dan Deacon, electronic music composer and performer, and Jimmy Joe Roche, visual artist and filmmaker.
• Sun., April 8, 2 p.m. Ghostbusters, directed by Ivan Reitman.
Mon., April 9, 5 p.m. Screening of the award-winning film Black Gold by Nick and Marc Francis, a story of Ethiopian coffee growers and the issue of fair trade. W2030 SPH. EB
Mon., April 2, 3 p.m. “Biophotonics Imaging Platforms Toward Translational Application,” a Biomedical Engineering inaugural professorial lecture by Xingde Li, SoM. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg. EB
Tues., April 3, 3:30 p.m. Dean’s Research Integrity Lecture—“Research Integrity, the Importance of Mentor/Mentee Relationships” by George Dover, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB
Tues., April 3, 8 p.m. “Growing Galaxies in Supercomputers,” an STScI public lecture by Marcel Haas, STScI. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg. HW
Wed., April 4, 3 p.m. The 2012 Victor McKusick Lecture—“A Common X-Linked Inborn Error of Carnitine Biosynthesis May Be a Risk Factor for Non-Dysmorphic Autism” by Arthur Beaudet, Baylor College of Medicine. Sponsored by the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB
Wed., April 4, 4:30 p.m. The Ernest Cloos Memorial Lecture—“Formation of Habitable Planets: Where Does the Water Come From?” by Linda Elkins-Tanton, Carnegie Institution for Science. Reception follows. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW
Thurs., April 5, 4 p.m. The Tudor and Stuart Lecture—“Kephalaia, Chapters and Alien Syntheses: Narrative and Textual Segmentation From Codex Alexandrinus to Anthony Trollope” by Nicholas Dames, Columbia University. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman. HW
Thurs., April 5, 4 p.m. “Formal Feelings: Political Economy and Aesthetic Autonomy,” a Humanities Center lecture by Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois at Chicago. 208 Gilman. HW
Thurs., April 5, 5:30 p.m. “Who Is Afraid of the Woman Warrior? Christian and Pagan Viragos in French and Italian Epics,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Valentina Denzel, Paris VII and KSAS. 479 Gilman. HW
Wed., April 4, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Brass Ensemble performs. Friedberg Hall. Peabody
Fri., April 6, 12:30 p.m. The Jupiter String Quartet performs Schubert’s String Quartet no. 15 in G major, D. 887. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody
Tues., April 3, 6:30 p.m. Reading by Charles Martin from his new book Thunder and Rain. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mason Hall. HW
Mon., April 2, 9 a.m. “Learning and Inference as Computational Strategies for Dealing With Uncertainty,” a Cognitve Science faculty search seminar with Vikranth Rao-Bejjanki, University of Rochester. 111 Krieger. HW
Mon., April 2, noon. “Injury Surveillance at Major League Baseball,” an Occupational and Environmental Health seminar with Chris Marinak, Major League Baseball. W3008 SPH. EB
Mon., April 2, noon. “Metal Ions and Misfolding in SOD-Linked ALS,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Joan Selverstone Valentine, UCLA. W1020 SPH. EB
Mon., April 2, 12:10 p.m. “The Promise of Brief Alcohol Abuse Interventions to Reduce Violence,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Ankia Alvanzo, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House. EB
Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. “Nonlinear Bound States on Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jeremy Marzuola, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW
Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Subjective Contours” with Ken Nakayama, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW
Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. “Queer Uncles: Homosexuality and British Families, 1900–1967,” a History seminar with Deborah Cohen, Northwestern University. 308 Gilman. HW
Mon., April 2, 4:30 p.m. “Stable Symplectic Category,” a Topology seminar with Nitu Kitchloo, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW
Tues., April 3, noon. “Poly(ADP-
ribose) Regulates Post-Transcriptional Processes in the Cytoplasm,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Anthony Leung, SPH. 612 Physiology. EB
Tues., April 3, 4:15 p.m. “The Science of Man and the Invention of Usable Traditions,” a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Eric Schliesser, University of Ghent, Belgium. Sponsored by Philosophy. 288 Gilman. HW
Tues., April 3, 4:30 p.m. “Negatively Curved Finsler Metric and Kobayashi Hyperbolicity of Moduli Spaces of Canonically Polarized Algebraic Manifolds,” an Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory seminar with Sai-Kee Yeung, Purdue University. 300 Krieger. HW
Wed., April 4, 8:30 a.m. “Non-Inferiority and Other Regulatory Issues,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Mary Foulkes, George Washington University. W2030 SPH. EB
Wed., April 4, 11 a.m. “Optogenetic Manipulation of Cardiomyocytes,” a Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program thesis defense seminar with Sarah Park. 709 Traylor. EB
Wed., April 4, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Conditioning and Expectancy Factors in Substance Use” with Paul Harrell, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB
Wed., April 4, 12:15 p.m. “The Anti-Poverty Impacts of Medicaid and Medicare,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Robert Moffitt, KSAS. W1020 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 5, noon. “New Regulation and New Roles for SREBPS in Physiology and Metabolism,” a Cell Biology seminar with Timothy Osborne, Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB
Thurs., April 5, noon. “Trypanosoma cruzi: Mechanisms of Flagellar Biogenesis and Pathogenesis of Chagas Disease,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Engman, Northwestern University. W1020 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 5, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Great Dying: The Global Extinction 250 Million Years Ago, and Parallels With Today” with Linda Elkins-Tanton, Carnegie Institution for Science. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW
Thurs., April 5, noon. “Helping Patients Decide: Physicians’ Role in Stopping Cancer Screening,” a LunchLearnLink seminar with Craig Pollack, SoM. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH. EB
Thurs., April 5, 1 p.m. “Reinforcement Learning: Beyond Reinforcement,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Nathanial Daw, NYU. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB
Thurs., April 5, 1:30 p.m. “Nonconvex, Nonsmooth Optimization by Gradient Sampling,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Frank Curtis, Lehigh University. 304 Whitehead. HW
Thurs., April 5, 3 p.m. “Design, Fabrication and Control of Biologically Inspired At-Scale Flapping-Wing Robots,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Nestor Perez-Arancibia, Harvard University. 210 Hodson. HW
Thurs., April 5, 4 p.m. “Characterizing the Post-Translational Modifications of Human Serum Albumin as They Correlate to Cardiac Ischemia,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Christine Jelinek, SoM. 303 WBSB. EB
Thurs., April 5, 4 p.m. “Temporal Dynamics and Genetic Control of Transcription in the Human Prefrontal Cortex,” a Biology seminar with Carlo Colantuoni, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Developmental Neurobiology and Functional Genomics. 100 Mudd. HW
Fri., April 6, 10 a.m. “The Beauty of a Social Problem,” a Humanities Center seminar with Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois at Chicago. 208 Gilman. HW
Fri., April 6, 11 a.m. “The Emergence of Pattern in Stably Stratified Turbulence,” a CEAFM seminar with Geoffrey Spedding, University of Southern California. 50 Gilman. HW
Fri., April 6, noon. “In the Beginning Was the Familiar Voice,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Diana Sidtis, NYU. B17 Hackerman. HW
Fri., April 6, 1 p.m. “Huntington’s Disease: Upside Down and Backward,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Russell Margolis, SoM. Turner West Room, BRB. EB
Mon., April 9, 9 a.m. “Parental Depression as a Determinant of Children’s Health Care Expenditures: Exploring the Dimensions of Parental Gender and Timing of Depressive Symptoms,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Isadora Gil. 339 Hampton House. EB
Mon., April 9, 12:10 p.m. “The Risk of Violence Among Individuals With Severe Mental Illness: Implications for Public Policy,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Jeffrey Swanson, Duke University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House. EB
Mon., April 9, 4 p.m. “Mitochondria and NAD Metabolism in Acute Neurodegenerative Disease,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology seminar with Tibor Kristian, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB
Global Health Week 2012, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. EB
• Mon., April 2
Noon. “An Afternoon in Africa” a School of Public Health “Triple A” talk where students and faculty share experiences and public health perspectives on work and life on the African continent. Co-sponsored by the Africa Public Health Network. W2030 SPH.
4 p.m. Screening of the documentary Life Before Death, which explores the issues of palliative care and lack of access to essential pain medicines. Co-sponsored by SoN. 140 Pinkard Bldg.
• Tues., April 3
12:15 p.m. SWEET Seminar with current MPH students Faraz Siddiqui and Francesca Monn who will discuss their experiences living and working in the Middle East. Co-sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society. W2030 SPH.
5 p.m. Bhangra class and South Asian Food Festival. Hosted by the South Asian Graduate Association. E2030 SPH.
• Wed., April 4
Noon. Journal Club discussion of the work of Thomas Pogge and the Health Impact Fund. Co-sponsored by the Global Health Interest Group. 420 Armstrong Bldg.
4 p.m. Screening of Bol, an Urdu-language social drama directed by Shoaib Mansoor. W2030 SPH.
5 p.m. “Human Rights Ad-vocacy as a Non-Activist: Insights From Dr. H. Jack Geiger,” a seminar with Geiger, George Washington University Medical Center. W1214 SPH.
• Thurs., April 5
Noon. “Global Health Challenges in Haiti: From Infantile Diarrhea, AIDS, Disaster Response and Cholera,” an address by Bill Pape of Cornell University and founder and director of GHESKIO, followed by the presentation of the Faculty Excellence in Global Health Advising Awards. E2014 SPH.
1:30 p.m. Viewing of student posters and pizza reception. E2030 SPH.
4 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres reception, student oral presentations, poster awards, photo contest awards and poster viewing. E2030 SPH.
5:30 p.m. “The Health Impact Fund: Boosting Innovation Without Obstructing Free Access,” a seminar with Thomas Pogge, Yale University. W1214 SPH.
Tues., April 3, 8 p.m. The 2012 Foreign Affairs Symposium—The Paradox of Progress: Chasing Advancement Amidst Global Crisis—presents Valerie Plame, author and former covert CIA operations officer. Shriver Hall. HW
Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. The JHU Center for Africana Studies presents its artist in residence, mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire, in performance of a solo operatic theater piece Mezzo Laid Bare. (See story, p. 8.) Q&A session will follow the performance. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art. HW
Mon., April 9, 4 p.m. Reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, with an address by Hong Yinxing, chancellor of Nanjing University in China. For information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS
Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse, vs. Albany. Homewood Field. HW
Sat., April 7, 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse, vs. Florida. Homewood Field. HW