April 16, 2012

Calendar — April 16, 2012


Tues., April 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. To schedule an apppointment go to redcrossblood
.org/make-donation or call 443-997-0338. To learn about donating, to check eligibility criteria or find tips on preparing for your blood donation, call 866-236-3276. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW


Mon., April 16, 4 p.m. “Literature and Natural Philosophy in Montfaucon de Villars’ The Comte de Gabalis,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Didier Kahn, Universite de Paris IV–Sorbonne/CNRS. Co-sponsored by the Singleton Center for Premodern Europe. 388 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 17, 4 p.m. “Making Families Through Adoption: Legal Imaginaries and Child Adoption Practices in Mexico,” an Anthropology colloquium with Anaid Reyes Kipp, KSAS. 404 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., April 17, 4:15 p.m. “Chirality in Physics, Chemistry and Nature,” a Chemistry colloquium with Robert Compton, University of Tennessee. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., April 18, 3:30 p.m. “Convection, Rotation and Magnetism in Stars: Puzzles and Perspectives,” an STScI colloquium with Matt Browning, University of Exeter, UK. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., April 18, 5 p.m. “Masses Based on Secular Songs and the New Christology of Mid-15th-Century Europe,” a Peabody Musicology DMA colloquium with Ann Robertson, University of Chicago. 308C Conservatory Bldg.  Peabody

Thurs., April 19, 2 p.m. [CANCELED]  “Optical Flow Switching,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Vincent W.S. Chan, MIT. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Thurs., April 19, 3 p.m. “William Keith Brooks as a Late-19th-Century Darwinian,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Richard Nash, KSAS. 300 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 3 p.m. “Harmony of Scattering Amplitudes: From Particle Colliders to Supergravity,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Zvi Bern, UCLA. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 3:45 p.m. “The Logical Syntax of Number Words: Theory, Acquisition and Processing,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with Julien Musolino, Rutgers University. 111 Krieger.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 4 p.m. “ ‘Living in the Same Place … and Different Places’: Cosmopoetics After Modernism,” an ELH colloquium with Michael Davidson, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by English. 130D Gilman.  HW


Tues., April 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Growing Food: New Places, New Technologies, a SAIS Office of the Dean conference with a keynote address, “Boosting Harvests, Fighting Poverty: Collective Action Through Feed the Future” by Rajiv Shah, U.S. Agency for International Development. (See In Brief, p. 2.) For a full conference agenda, go to sais-jhu.edu/
agriculture/conference. Go to sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/live.html for a live webcast. For information or to RSVP, go to saisyearofagriculture
.eventbrite.com. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., April 17, 5 p.m. “Declining Military Spending: What Is the Future for Transatlantic Relations?” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Clara Marina O’Donnell, Center for European Reform and the Brookings Institution. Reception follows at 6:15 p.m. For information, call 202-663-5796 or email ntobin@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., April 18, 12:15 p.m. “Generating Knowledge in Road Safety: New Evidence From Low- and Middle-Income Countries in the RS-10 Project,” a Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit panel discussion with Gayle DiPietro, Global Road Safety Partnership; Margie Peden, World Health Organization; and Adnan Hyder and David Bishai (moderator), both SPH. In conjunction with the publication of the report “Public Health Burden of Road Traffic Injuries: An Assessment From Ten Low and Middle Income Countries,” a special issue of Traffic Injury Prevention. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 23, 12:30 p.m. “The Open Government Partnership: A Progress Report,” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Maria Otero, U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights. For information or to RSVP, email developmentroundtable@
jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., April 16, 6 p.m. Screening of The Finland Phenomenon, a documentary on Finland’s educational system with the filmmaker Bob Compton and Harvard researcher and author Tony Wagner. Seating is limited; refundable $5 deposit required. Great Hall, School of Education Bldg.  HW

Tues., April 17, noon. Screening of film clips from several documentaries followed by discussion of water rights and water access. Co-sponsored by the JB Grant Society, the SPH Green Student Group and JHU Take Back the Tap. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 7 p.m. Screening of the documentary Keys to My Home, about Iranian journalist Delbar Tavakoli, who fled Iran in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 elections. Sponsored by the SAIS Middle East Studies Program. For information or to RSVP, email kkornell@jhu.edu. 203 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., April 18, noon. “Sexual/Reproductive Health Care: What About the Young Male?” Public Health Practice grand rounds with Arik Marcell, SoM. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for STI Prevention and the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins. (To sign in to a live webcast or for information on continuing education credits or contact hours, go to jhsph.edu/maphtc or call 443-287-7833.) W1214 SPH.  EB


Mon., April 16, 12:15 p.m. “Tobacco Use and Risk of Rectal and Colorectal Cancers: Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention,” an Institute for Global Tobacco Control lecture by Corinne Joshu, SPH. W1030 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 16, 5 p.m. “Sujetos Fronterizos, Series Poliedricas y Espacio Barbaro en la Fronte,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Adriana Bergero, UCLA. 479 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 17, noon. The Annual Shallenberger Lecture in Ethics—“Advance Care Planning: Addressing the Gaps Between Knowledge and Practice” by Myra Christopher, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City. (See story, p. 3.) Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service and the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Hurd Hall.  EB

‘Questions From the Past,’ a Humanities Center lecture series by Sari Nusseibeh, president, Al-Quds University, East Jerusalem. 208 Gilman.  HW

Tues., April 17, 4 p.m. “Avi-cenna and Descartes on the Cogito and the Flying Man.”

Wed., April 18, 4 p.m. “Avicenna and Leibniz on What Is Possible and What Is Best.”

Thurs., April 19, 4 p.m. “On Whether One Is Unique.”

Tues., April 17, 4:30 p.m. “You Were There,” a SAIS Strategic Studies Program lecture by Robert Joseph, National Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. special envoy for nuclear nonproliferation. (Open to SAIS community only.) For information, call 202-663-5911 or email swong27@jhu
.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., April 17, 6 p.m. “Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema,” a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies lecture by Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University. Smokler Center for Jewish Life.  HW

Wed., April 18, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders + Legends Lecture—“State of the U.S. Postal Service” by Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, U.S. Postal Service. (See story, p. 10.) Speaker’s remarks will be followed by questions from the audience. Business attire required. 100 International Drive, Harbor East.

Wed., April 18, 12:15 p.m. The Seventh Annual Paul A. Harper Lecture—“Implementing Maternal and Child Health Globally” by Timothy Johnson, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 18, 2 p.m. “DNA Crosslink Repair and Human Disease,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine lecture by Agata Smogorzewska, Rockefeller University. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 4 p.m. The Fourth Annual James E.K. Hildreth Lecture—“A Look Ahead: Preparing for 21st-Century Careers in the Biomedical Sciences” by Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president, UMBC. Sponsored by the Biomedical Scholars Association. West Lecture Hall, Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 5 p.m. “Urban Ecology: Jean Rolin With Leonard Dubkin,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Allan Stoekl, Pennsylvania State University/KSAS. 479 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 5 p.m. The Sixth George G. Graham Lecture—“Malnutrition: Fundamental Lessons When Standing on Shoulders of Giants” by Michael Golden, professor emeritus, University of Aberdeen. Co-sponsored by International Health and the Center for Human Nutrition. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 5:30 p.m. The 2012 Rostow Lecture—“Shadow Banking, Prudential Risk and Social Value” by Adair Turner, chair, U.K. Financial Services Authority, and chair, U.K. Committee on Climate Change. Sponsored by the SAIS Office of Development and Alumni Relations. (See story, p. 6.) A live webcast will be available at sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/
live.html. For information or to RSVP, email saisevents@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.   SAIS

Fri., April 20, 5 p.m. The Dorothy Kent Hill Lecture—“Of Canaanites and Kings: The Ongoing Excavation of a Middle Bronze Age Palace at Tel Kabri, Israel” by Eric Cline, George Washington University. Sponsored by the Baltimore Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and History of Art. 50 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 23, 4 p.m. “Black Suns and a Bright Planet: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia,” a Humanities Center lecture by Thomas Elsaesser, professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam. 208 Gilman.  HW


Sat., April 21, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents the Attacca Quartet, performing music by Haydn, Ligeti and Beethoven. $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen members, $10 for full-time students with ID. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online at museums.jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341. Ticket includes admission to a museum guided tour and a post-concert tea reception with the musicians. Sponsored by University Museums. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., April 21, 8 p.m. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Scriabin, Bruch and Rachmaninoff. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., April 21, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club presents the John Scofield Trio. $45 general admission, $22.50 for JHU students. Tickets are available online at
peabodyjazz.org/hopkinsclub or go to showclix.com/event/scofield_set1 or showclix.com/event/scofield_set2. Johns Hopkins Club.  HW

Sun., April 22, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 with the winners of the HSO biannual Concerto Competition. (See photo, p. 12.) $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, students, JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free for JHU students with valid ID. Shriver Hall.  HW


Fri., April 20, 6 p.m. Reading by poet Lisa Robertson. Sponsored by English. 132 Gilman.  HW

Sun., April 22, 5 p.m. The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading presents poet Ron Padgett. (See story, p. 7.) Sponsored by the Center for Talented Youth. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the reading. Books will be available for purchase. Meyerhoff Auditorium, BMA.


Mon., April 16, noon. “Geometric Properties of Protein Folds,” a Biophysics seminar with Andrew Hausrath, University of Arizona. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 16, 12:10 p.m. “A Positive Youth Development Approach to Youth Violence Prevention,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Sarah Lindstrom-Johnson, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., April 16, 12:15 p.m. “RNA- Mediated Epigenetic Inheritance in Oxytricha,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Laura Landweber, Princeton University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., April 16, 1:30 p.m. “Engineering Molecular Imaging Probes for Nanomedicine,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Gang Bao, Georgia Institute of Technology. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., April 16, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Attention as a Value-Based Cognitive Selection” with Jacqueline Gottlieb, Columbia University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., April 16, 4 p.m. “Hermitian Analogs of Hilbert’s 17th Problem and CR Geometry,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with John D’Angelo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Mon., April 16, 4:30 p.m. “Field Theories, Infinite Loop Spaces and Khovanov Homology,” a Topology seminar with Igor Kriz, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Tues., April 17, 10:45 a.m. “Modeling People From Billions of Photos,” a Computer Science seminar with Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, University of Washington. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., April 17, 2 p.m. “Comparison of Buprenorphine vs. Methadone Treatment in a Medicaid Population,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Alyson Schuster. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., April 17, 4 p.m. “Of Mice and Monkeys: A Journey Into the Visual System,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Ed Callaway, The Salk Institute. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Tues., April 17, 4:30 p.m. “Special Test Configurations and K-Stability of Fano Manifolds,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Chi Li, Princeton University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Wed., April 18, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Service Use and Barriers to Mental Health Care in Major Depression and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders” with Lian-Yu Chen, SPH; and “Childhood Residential Mobility and Subsequent Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Danish Population-Based Study” with Diana Paksarian, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., April 18, 1:30 p.m. “The Public Health Function of Livestock: Perspectives on Land and Health From Farmers in Indiana,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Julia DeBruicker. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 18, 1:30 p.m. “How Cell Behavior Arises From the Physics of Its Proteins and Proteome,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Ken Dill, Stony Brook University. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., April 18, 4 p.m. “CGRP Receptor Antagonists for Migraine: Chemistry and Pharmacology Challenges,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Chris Burgey, Merck & Co Inc. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 10:45 a.m. “Understanding Hydrophobic Interactions on the Nano-Scale Using β-Peptide Oligomers,” a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Nick Abbott, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 110 Maryland.  HW

Thurs., April 19, noon. “Ciliary Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Cystic Kidney Disease and Obesity,” a Cell Biology seminar with Brad Yoder, University of Alabama. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., April 19, noon. “The Well-Kept Secretome of Chlamydia,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Patrik Bavoil, University of Maryland School of Dentistry. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., April 19, 1:30 p.m. “A Whirlwind Tour of Combinatorial Game Theory,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Daniel Ullman, George Washington University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 4 p.m. “Occupy the Cell: We, Noncoding RNAs, Are the 99%!” a Biology seminar with Wei Yan, University of Nevada School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., April 19, 4:15 p.m. “The Bounds of Expression: The Darstellungsproblem in German Idealism and After,” a Philosophy seminar with Michael Rosen, Harvard University. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 20, 11 a.m. “Multiphase Hydrodynamic Simulations of Energetic Materials Under Intense Shock Conditions,” a CEAFM seminar with Fady Najjar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., April 20, 4 p.m. “ ‘I have drunk and seen the spider’: The Ecology of the Passions in The Winter’s Tale,” a Philological Society seminar with Gail Kern Paster, director emerita, Folger Shakespeare Library. Co-sponsored by History. 300 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 23, noon. “Crowded Environments: Protein Folding From Vitro to the Cell,” a Biophysics seminar with Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., April 23, 12:10 p.m. “Socio-Institutional Processes of Neighborhoods: Implications for Violence Prevention,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Caterina Gouvis Roman, Temple University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., April 23, 12:15 p.m. “Information in an RNA World,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Irene Chen, Harvard University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Mon., April 16, noon. A talk by Josh Fox, environmental activist and director and narrator of the documentary Gasland. Sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Committee, the Green Student Group, the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program and Health, Behavior and Society. E2014 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 16, 5:30 p.m. “J.J. Sedelmaier Productions: Hiding in Plain Sight,” an illustrated lecture by the noted animator, including screenings of his work. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center.  HW

Tues., April 17, 10 a.m. to noon. “Take the Tap Water Challenge,” blind-sample and compare tap water and bottled water. Sponsored by the JB Grant Society, the Green Student Group and JHU Take Back the Tap. 1st Floor Courtyard, SPH.  EB

Tues., April 17, 5 p.m. JHU Green Buildings Town Hall, an update on efforts to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. (See story, p. 1.) Sponsored by the Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program. 110 Maryland.  HW

Tues., April 17, 8 p.m. The 2012 Foreign Affairs Symposium—The Paradox of Progress: Chasing Advancement Amidst Global Crisis—presents Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary. Shriver Hall.  HW

Wed., April 18, noon. “Make a Snack With BUGS,” a discussion of urban gardening with students and instructors from the Living Classroom’s Baltimore Urban Gardening With Students program. Sponsored by the SPH Child Health Society, the Green Student Group, Anna Baetjer Society, Center for a Livable Future and SOURCE. W2008 SPH.  EB

Wed., April 18, 12:15 p.m. 2012 SOURCE Volunteer Appreciation and Service Awards Luncheon, recognizing contributions made to the local community by students, student groups and faculty. W1030 SPH.  EB

Fri., April 20, noon to 2 p.m. “Toxic Tour of Baltimore,” a bus tour covering city locations most in need of environmental cleanup, with community activist Glenn Ross. RSVP to tiny.cc/
3eqacw. Board the bus at the SPH Monument Street entrance. Sponsored by Health and Human Rights Student Group, the Green Student Group, the Environmental Stewardship Committee and SOURCE.  EB

Fri., April 20, noon to 8 p.m., Sat., April 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., April 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. JHU Spring Fair 2012, featuring food, music, games, a children’s section, beer garden, arts and crafts, and rides.   HW

Sat., April 21, 8 a.m. SOURCE’s Tri-School Day of Service, a chance to participate in a variety of community service projects. Options include Blue Water Baltimore, Civic Works, Living Classrooms Foundation, the Amazing Grace Port St. Garden, Project PLASE and the Youth Opportunity (YO!) Center. No special skills or advance knowledge required. To sign up, email source@jhsph.edu with name, school affiliation, email address, phone number and three choices. Co-sponsored by the SoM InterAction Council, SoN Student Government Association and SPH Student Assembly’s Community Affairs Committee.

Sat., April 21, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. JHU Physics Fair 2012, coinciding with the annual Spring Fair and featuring science demonstrations and competitions offering prizes, a construction contest, a physics-themed scavenger hunt, a balloon rocket contest and more. (See story, p. 6.) Bloomberg Center.  HW


Fri., April 20, 1 to 6 p.m. Public, Action, Measure, a symposium in honor of Professor Frances Ferguson, with Ruth Mack, SUNY Buffalo; Sandra Macpherson, Ohio State University; and Amanda Anderson and Veena Das, both from KSAS. Sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality and the Department of English. 130D Gilman.  HW


Thurs., April 19, 4:30 p.m. “RefWorks,” an MSE Library workshop on the online citation manager. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library.  HW