April 30, 2012

Calendar — April 30, 2012


Wed., May 2, 3:30 p.m. “Core-Collapse Supernovae: Astrophysical Laboratories for Stellar Evolution and Explosion,” an STScI colloquium with Luc Dessart, OAMP. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., May 2, 4:30 p.m. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask),” a Biology colloquium with Mark Van Doren, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., May 3, 3 p.m. “The Hottest, and Most Liquid, Liquid in the Universe,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Krishna Rajagopal, MIT. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.  HW

Thurs., May 3, 3 p.m. “ ‘A Plea for the Lancet’: Bloodletting and Scientific Medicine Around the Turn of the 20th Century,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Eli Anders, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB


Tues., May 1, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wed., May 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The New African Democracy: Information Technology and Political Participation, a SAIS African Studies Program conference, with a keynote address by Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador to the United States. A live webcast of the event will be available at sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/live
.html. To RSVP, email jcarste1@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., April 30, 12:30 p.m. “Corporate Social Responsibility in the MENA Region: New Trends and Future Challenges,” a Protection Project at SAIS discussion with Amr El-Adawi, president, Beirut Arab University. For information or to RSVP, go to protectionproject.org. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., May 4, 12:30 p.m. “Oil: The Unnoticed Revolution—Is Global Oil Supply Outpacing Consumption,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program Global Leaders Forum discussion with Leonardo Maugeri, Harvard University. For information or to RSVP, email saisereglobal@
jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


A Humanities Center special lecture series by Eli Friedlander, Tel Aviv University. 208 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 30, 4 p.m. “Problems of Content in Kant’s Aesthetics.”

Tues., May 1, 4 p.m. “The Appearance of the Ideal of Philosophical Questioning in the Work of Art.”

Wed., May 2, 4 p.m. “On Types, the Everyday and Fantasy in Benjamin.”

Mon., April 30, 4:30 p.m. The Passano Lecture—“Heart Making and Heart Breaking: The Genetic Circuitry of Cardiac Development, Disease and Regeneration” by Eric Olson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. East Lecture Hall, WBSB.  EB

Tues., May 1, 8 p.m. “The June 5, 2012, Transit of Venus and Astronomy in Greater Baltimore,” an STScI public lecture by Lucy Albert, STScI. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Fri., May 4, noon. “Dancing in the Dark: Chemosynthesis and Symbiosis at Deep Sea Vents” by Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University. Part of the Planets, Life and the Universe Astrobiology Lecture Series sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Light lunch provided. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Mon., May 7, 8:30 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture—“Viral and Molecular Insights in ENT Pathology” by Stacey Mills, University of Virginia. Sponsored by Pathology. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., May 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble perform in a concert marking the 10th anniversary of the Peabody Conservatory Jazz Studies program and featuring alumni saxophonists. (See story, p. 10.) The Peabody Alumni Association hosts a post-concert reception. East Hall.  Peabody

Sat., May 5, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra along with the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, the Peabody Singers, the Peabody Children’s Chorus and the Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra and Symphonic Chorale will perform Leonard Bern-
stein’s Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. (See story, p. 5.) Admission is $38 or $28. Tickets may be purchased at lyricoperahouse.com or by calling 410-900-1150. Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Avenue.

Sun., May 6, 3 p.m. “The Poet Sings,” a concert by the Peabody Children’s Chorus, with music set to the words of Shakespeare, William Blake, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Dryden, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Pablo Neruda. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., May 6, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Angela Hewitt. $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Auditorium.  HW

Mon., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Etudes, new operas composed for and with their casts. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


Fri., May 4, 5 p.m. Richard Burgin will read from his fiction. Sponsored by The Writing Seminars. Reception follows. Mudd Auditorium.  HW


Mon., April 30, noon. “Informatics for Population Health: New Directions for Getting the Most From ‘Big Data’,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Taxiarchis Botsis, FDA. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., April 30, noon. “Genomics of RNA Binding Protein Networks,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., April 30, 12:10 p.m. “Law Enforcement Strategies to Prevent Gun Violence,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Gerald Murphy and Molly Griswold Davidson, Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, D.C. 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 30, 12:15 p.m. “The Evolutionary Origins of Oskar and the Role of Gene Co-option in Insect Germ Cell Specification,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., April 30, 1 p.m. “Designing Vaccines: Differentiation and Function of Follicular Helper CD4 T Cells,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., April 30, 1:30 p.m. “Brain-Machine Interfaces and the Interplay Between Bio-Electronics, Neuroscience and Applied Probability,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Todd Coleman, University of California, San Diego. 110 Clark.  HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., April 30, 4 p.m. “Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, Ch. 3: Decolonization’s Progeny: Restoration, Disaggregation and Recalibration,” a History seminar with Gabriel Paquette, KSAS. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., April 30, 5 p.m. “Stable Homotopy 1-Types and Picard Groups,” a Topology seminar with Angelica Osorno, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger.  HW

Mon., April 30, 5 p.m. “Bounds on High Sobolev Norms for Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Vedran Sohinger, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger.  HW

Tues., May 1, noon. “Life, Death and Resurrection at the Cellular Level,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Denise Montell, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., May 1, 12:10 p.m. “Valuing the Unidentified: The Potential of Public Health Law,” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Wendy Parmet, Northeastern University School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Center for Law and the Public’s Health. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., May 1, 1 p.m. “Emerging Contaminants and Public Health: Evaluation of the Stability, Toxicity and Treatment of Engineered Nanoparticles in Drinking Water,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Talia Abbott Chalew. E9519 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 2, 8:30 a.m. “Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Nancy Kline Leidy, United BioSource Corp. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 2, noon. “Dissecting the Molecular Mechanism of Stem Cell Pluripotency and Reprogramming,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Jianlong Wang, Mount Sinai Medical Center. Sponsored by Pathology. G-01 BRB.  EB

Wed., May 2, noon. “Indirect Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in Bangladesh,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Andrea Feller. W2015 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 2, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“The Influence of School Connectedness on the Relationship Between Victimization and Suicidal and Aggressive Behaviors Among Sexual Minority Youth” with Jeffrey Duong, SPH, and “Bullying Behaviors in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders” with Ben Zablotsky, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 2, 1:30 p.m. “Mechanics and Biochemistry of Bacterial Cell Division,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Eric Cytrynbaum, University of British Columbia. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., May 2, 3 p.m. “The Genetics of Autism and Self-Injury: Lessons for Schizophrenia,” a Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center seminar with Jonathan Pevsner, SoM. Sponsored by Psychiatry. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Wed., May 2, 3 p.m. “Smart Energy Globalization: Implementing Innovative Solutions,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering and E2SHI seminar with David Jhirad, SAIS. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall.  HW

Wed., May 2, 4 p.m. “Sending Signals From Inside the Membrane: Mechanism of Rhomboid Proteolysis,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Sin Urban, SoM. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., May 2, 4 p.m. “Calibration of Statistical Evidence Using Principles of Thermodynamics,” a Biostatistics seminar with Veronica Vieland, Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine/Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 3, noon. “Diversification of Immune Effector Responses to Infection,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with George Yap, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., May 3, noon. “Hutchinson-Guilford Progeria Syndrome and Normal Aging: New Insights Into Old Questions,” a Cell Biology seminar with Kan Cao, University of Maryland. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., May 3, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Reductions in Riverine Dissolved Organic Carbon Export During the Last Decade: From a Remote Sensing Approach” wih Ramon Lopez, APL. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., May 3, noon. [CANCELED] “100 Years of Research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (Melbourne, Australia), With Emphasis on Regulation of Blood Cell Production and Function,” a Biology special seminar with Doug Hilton, director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., May 3, 1 p.m. “Synaptic Ras Signaling,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Julius Zhu, University of Virginia. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 3, 1:30 p.m. “Comparison Inequalities and Fastest-Mixing Markov Chains,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jim Fill, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., May 3, 3 p.m. “The Secrets of Swimming in Sand,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Daniel Goldman, Georgia Tech. 1 Remsen.  HW

Thurs., May 3, 4 p.m. “Using Systems Approaches to Dissect Central Bacterial Cellular Processes,” a Biology seminar with Carol Gross, University of California, San Francisco. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., May 4, 9 a.m. “Occupational Health and Safety Practices of Vietnamese American Nail Salon Workers,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Lori Edwards. W7023 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 4, 11 a.m. “Turbulent Dynamos in Astrophysics: Problems and Prospects,” a CEAFM seminar with Kandaswamy Subramanian, IUCAA, Pune, India. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., May 4, 1 p.m. “Growing Small: Bone Histology, Early Ontogeny and Insular Dwarfism in Mammoths (and Other Elephants),” a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with V. Louise Roth, Duke University. Suite 2-300, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Fri., May 4, 1:30 p.m. “Understanding Young Women’s Sexual Relationships, Perceived Power and HIV Risk in Northern Namibia,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Katherine Vassos. E4611 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 7, noon. “Work-Related Fall Prevention: Results of a Systematic Review,” an Occupational and Environmental Health seminar with Michelle Chervak, U.S. Army Public Health Command/Army Institute of Public Health, Aberdeen Proving Ground. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 7, 12:10 p.m. “Microfinance Intervention to Improve Health, Economic Stability and Reintegration of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Nancy Glass, SoN. 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., May 7, 12:15 p.m. “Telomeres and Virulence in the Yeast Pathogen Candida glabrata,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Brendan Cormack, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 7, 4 p.m. “Using Systems Approaches to Dissect Central Bacterial Cellular Processes,” a Biology seminar with Carol Gross, University of California, San Francisco. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., May 7, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Populations of ON and OFF Thalamic Inputs Underlying the Functional Architecture of Primary Visual Cortex” with Jose-Manuel Alonso, State University of New York College of Optometry. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


Mon., April 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. East Baltimore Housing and Neighborhood Fair, an opportunity to learn about housing options, community resources and future plans for East Baltimore neighborhoods, with representatives from the Live Near Your Work program, East Baltimore residential developers, the East Baltimore Community School, EBDI and other local associations. Turner Concourse.  EB

Tues., May 1, 4 p.m. Dedication of the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy and installation of Jeffrey Kahn. Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. “Henry Walters’ Legacy: Illustrating Medicine” by Gary Lees, director, Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Reception follows at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Walters Women’s Committee. $25 general admission, $20 for WAM members, $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at wamwc.org or by calling 410-547-9000, ext. 305. Walters Art Museum (use the Centre St. entrance).

Fri., May 4, 7 p.m. “Hopkins: A World Inside a City, II,” seven storytellers each get seven minutes to share personal tales of what life is truly like at JHMI. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Clementine restaurant will vend food before the show, and Caleb Stine will provide live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Confirmed storytellers are Robert Montgomery, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Chris Kraft and Naomi Cross. Three storytellers will be selected from the audience. Advance tickets are $15 or $10 with Hopkins ID; tickets at the door will be $20 or $15 with Hopkins ID. Advance tickets are recommended; purchase at stoopstorytelling.com/shows/
111 or by calling 800-838-3006. Part of the Stoop Storytelling Series sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs. Turner Auditorium.  EB

Mon., May 7, 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Design Day 2012, presentations and posters of latest medical innovations by student design teams, followed by awards and recognition. Sponsored by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Armstrong Auditorium.  EB


Sat., May 5, 2 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse (Homecoming), vs. Army. Homewood Field.  HW


Fri., May 4, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cancer: The Big Picture, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology’s sixth annual symposium explores the diagnosis and treatment of cancer from novel approaches using epidemiology, physical sciences, genetics and cell biology; with various speakers (9 a.m. to noon). Poster session begins at 1:30 p.m. Owens Auditorium, CRB.  EB

Mon., May 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Scientific and Animal Welfare Innovations in Drug Development and Safety Assessment—CAAT Pharmaceutical Information Day with Brian Berridge, GlaxoSmithKline; Marilyn Brown, Charles River Laboratories; Wayne Buck, Abbott Laboratories; Myrtle Davis, National Cancer Institute; Oliver Flint, BristolMyers Squibb; Douglas Keller, Sanofi; Ray Kemper, Roche; William Pennie, Pfizer; Manisha Sonee, Johnson & Johnson; and Okey Ukairo, Hepregen; with a special lecture in W1214 SPH by Jesse Goodman, USFDA.  For a complete agenda and to register, go to caat
pharmainfotoday.html. E2030 SPH.  EB


Wed., May 2, 4:30 p.m. “Copyright and Fair Use,” an MSE Library workshop. Participants will receive a helpful toolkit. M-Level, Electronic Resource Center, MSE Library.  HW