Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 10, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 10, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 29

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Tues., April 11, 4:15 p.m. "Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis With Chiral Organometallics," a Chemistry colloquium with James Morken, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 12, noon. "Captive Narratives: A Brief and Unexceptional Introduction to the History of Firms and States," a Political Science colloquium with Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania; 370 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., April 12, 2 p.m. "Sleep, Fatigue and Stress: Monitoring Human Behavioral Capability," an APL colloquium with David Dinges, University of Pennsylvania; Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL

Wed., April 12, 3:30 p.m. "Successes and Problems With the Standard Cosmology," an STScI colloquium with Jim Peebles, Princeton University; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 13, 3 p.m. "Gendered Perceptions of Sickness in Late 17th-Century England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Olivia Weisser, SoM; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., April 13, 3:30 p.m. "Tabletop Probes for TeV Physics: Searches for Electric Dipole Moments of Elementary Particles," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with David DeMille, Yale University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., April 14, 2 p.m. "Religiopolitical Discourse and Secular Public Spheres in Egypt and India," a Political Science colloquium with Sumita Pahwa, KSAS; 366 Mergenthaler. HW



Fri., April 14, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Sat., April 15, 9 a.m. to noon. "Living Theory," a School of Criticism and Theory conference with Amanda Anderson, Bill Connolly, Hent de Vries, Simon During, Frances Ferguson and Ruth Leys, JHU; Catharine Stimpson, NYU; David Wellbery, University of Chicago; Dominick LaCapra, Cornell; and Michael Warner, Rutgers. Sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures, English and the Humanities Center. STScI Auditorium. HW



Mon., April 10, 6 p.m. "Iran in Focus," a panel discussion and dinner with Patrick Clawson and Mehdi Khalaji, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Sanam Vakil, SAIS. (See "In Brief," p. 2.) Sponsored by the College Democrats and College Republicans. Great Hall, Levering. HW

Wed., April 12, 6:45 p.m. "Social Classes Within the African American Community," a Center for Africana Studies rap session with Anthony Quinn; Levering Lobby. HW

Mon., April 17, noon. "Parenting Teens," a Worklife Programs discussion with Melissa Back Tamburo, Worklife Programs; Suite 403, 550 Bldg. EB



Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. Showing of The Doctor, sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society; W1214 (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m. Showing of the film An Untold Triumph, followed by discussion with Noel Izon. Sponsored by the JHU Filipino Student Association. 110 Hodson. HW

Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents Requiem for a Dream. $2. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW


Information Sessions

Thurs., April 13, 3 p.m. Pre- Law information meeting for the 2006 application cycle; with Mary Catherine Savage and Kristin McJunkins. Sponsored by Pre- Professional Advising. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



SAIS professor Francis Fukuyama lectures on 'America at the Crossroads,' the topic of his recently published book of the same name.' See Special Events.

Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. "Poetic Materialism: The Changing Horizon of Contemporary Peruvian Culture," a postdoctoral research presentation by Guillermo Nugent, Universidad Nacional de San Marcos, Lima, Peru; 113 Greenhouse. HW

Mon., April 10, 6 p.m. "History's Black Bile: Native Americans, the Legacy of Conquest and the Task of History Today," an Anthropology lecture by Francisco Ortega, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 11, noon. "Tips for Successful Research Funding," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag lecture by Victoria Mock, SoN. No registration required. 9 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Tues., April 11, 3:30 p.m. Cellular and Molecular Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series—"Prion Proteins: One Surprise After Another" by Susan Lindquist, the Whitehead Institute and MIT. Sponsored by the Graduate Training Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. WBSB Auditorium (ground floor). EB

Tues., April 11, 4 p.m. The 2006 Dr. Leroy E. Burney Lecture—" Realizing Rights in Practical Ways: Helping to Tackle Poverty in Africa" by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. high commissioner fo human rights. Sponsored by Hopkins Sommer Scholars. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "History and Social Suffering or How to Write the History of a Phantom," an Anthropology lecture by Francisco Ortega, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "Why Everybody Should Read Latin American Science Fiction," a postdoctoral research presentation by Silvia Kurlat-Ares; 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., April 13, 5 p.m. "Disguise," a History of Art lecture by Michael Koortbojian; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 17, 4 p.m. "Idealism, Realism, Modernism: Rethinking 19th-Century Literary History," a Humanities Center lecture by Toril Moi, Duke University/ KSAS; 111 Gilman. HW



Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m. "Peabody Opera Workshop," a program of new operas by student composers. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., April 12, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Frank Zappa, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Guy Woolfenden and Johan de Meij. $18, $10 senior citizens, $8 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Evergreen House Concert Series presents baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Jeremy Denk performing Schubert's Die Winterreise. $15. Evergreen Carriage House..


Open House

Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory; weather permitting. For weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Open house for the Graduate Division of Education, a chance to meet faculty and discuss career goals; Columbia Center.



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Mon., April 10, 10 a.m. "Injuries in Building Bombings: A Comparative Study of Risk and Protective Factors in the Oklahoma City Bombing," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Mary Glenshaw; 461 Hampton House. EB

Mon., April 10, noon. "Diversity, Redundancy, Heterogeneity: Three Major Challenges in Soil Ecology," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Kathy Szlavecz, KSAS; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 10, 12:15 p.m. "The Physiological Outputs of C. elegans Insulin Are Differentially Regulated by Insulin Signaling Within the Nervous System and Intestine," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cathy Wolkow, National Institute on Aging; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 10, 12:30 p.m. "Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Among Ethnically Diverse Populations," a Neurology seminar with Jennifer Manley, Columbia University; 140 Phipps. EB

Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience—" The Psychophysics of Decision: Studying Inter-Temporal Choice" with Paul Glimcher, NYU. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/ Brain Institute. 234 Ames. HW

Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. "Stability of Ricci Solitons" an Analysis seminar with Huai-Dong Cao, Lehigh University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. "Spatial Bayesian Variable Selection With Application to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging," a Biostatistics seminar with Michael Smith, University of Sydney; W2008 SPH. EB

Mon., April 10, 4 p.m. "The Constant Demand of the French: Mauritius, Reunion and Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean During the 18th and 19th Centuries," a History seminar with Richard Allen, Framingham State University; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 11, noon. "The Structural Basis of Tissue Specificity: Phenotype Overrides the Genotype in Mammary Glands and Breast Cancer," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Mina Bissell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 11, 3 p.m. "Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Peter Vikesland, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 11, 4 p.m. "Pet- Love and Alienation in the 21st Century: A Response to Donna Haraway," an Anthropology seminar with Heidi Nast, De Paul University; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 11, 4 p.m. "A Prince of the People: The Rhetorical Crafting of Pedro I's ‘Brazilian Representative Monarchy': 1820–1822," a Latin American History seminar with Debra Law, KSAS; 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 11, 5:15 p.m. "Flaubert's Authority: St. Julian l'Hospitalier and the Rewriting of Tradition," a German and Romance Languages seminar with Barbara Vinken, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen; 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 11, 5:15 p.m. "Naturalism in Ethics: The Case of Animals," with Alice Crary, New School for Social Research. Sponsored by the Philological Society, Philosophy, the Humanities Center and Romance Languages and Literatures. 223 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 12, 11 a.m. "Stochastic Modeling of Local and Global and Intracellular Calcium Dynamics," a Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling seminar with Gregory Smith, College of William and Mary; 110 Clark. HW

Wed., April 12, 12:15 p.m. "Alcohol Use Problem Severity Among School-Based Youths in Mexico: The Significance of Distinguishing Between Use Frequency and Consequences in School- Based Youths," a Mental Health seminar with Vanessa Rojas, SPH; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., April 12, 12:15 p.m. "New JHSPH HIPAA Policy: How Does It Impact Your Research?" an Office for Research Subjects seminar with Leah Mendelsohn; W3008 SPH. EB

Wed., April 12, 3:30 p.m. "Peptide Materials Engineering," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Matthew Tirrell, University of California, Santa Barbara; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 12, 4 p.m. "The Park and the Plutocrats: Landscape, Development and Politics in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park, 1860," an American History seminar with David Schley, KSAS; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 13, noon. "Regulation of Protein Traffic and Apoptosis by Bap31 at the Endoplasmic Reticulum," a Cell Biology seminar with Gordon Shore, McGill University; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 13, noon. "Smoking Cessation Interventions in Baltimore City," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Joshua Sharfstein, health commissioner, Baltimore City; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 13, 1 p.m. "Molecular Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Sangram Sisodia, University of Chicago; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "Eliciting Multicriteria Value Judgments From Decision Makers: Estimating and Mitigating Biases," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Benjamin Hobbs, WSE; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "Government Spending and Equality of Opportunity," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Susan Mayer, University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by Economics and Health Policy and Management. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "Life on the Edge: Biofilms, Stress Response and Pathogenesis of the Nasty Foodborne Bug Campylobacter jejuni," a Biology seminar with Erin Gaynor, University of British Columbia; 100 Mudd. HW

Sun., April 16, noon. "Copper Transporters and Disease," a Physiology seminar with Svetlana Lutsenko, Oregon Health and Science University; 202-D Physiology (Library). EB

Mon., April 17, noon. "Resolving the Orogeny Paradox," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Paul Silver, Carnegie Institute of Washington; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., April 17, 4 p.m. "Creoles in British America: From Denial to Acceptance," a History seminar with Joyce Chaplain, Harvard University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., April 17, 4 p.m. "Averages of the Fourier Transform of Measures and Applications," an Analysis seminar with M. Burak Erdogan, University of Illinois; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 17, 5 p.m. "Problems With Cultural Imports: Archaic Greek Adaptations of Foreign Myths and Institutions," a Classics seminar with Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University; 329 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Mon., April 10, 10 a.m. Biomedical Career Fair. Sponsored by the JHU Professional Development Office. Turner Concourse. EB

Mon., April 10, 5 p.m. "A Perfect Vision: The Rare Book Collection of William Holland Wilmer," a gallery talk on the exhibition by curator Richard Semba, SoM. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place.

Mon., April 10, 6:30 p.m. "An Evening With Dr. Alfred Sommer," sponsored by the Public Health Student Forum, AED, Epidemic Proportions and Salud. Sommer will speak about current challenges in public health, as well as emerging issues for future public health professionals. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Johns Hopkins Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Awareness Days 2006 continues. Sponsored by DSAGA. HW

Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m. Talk with actor George Takei; Shriver Hall.

Thurs., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Showing of the documentary Irene Monroe; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Tues., April 11, 8 p.m. 2006 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Ideologies in Flux—"America at the Crossroads: Finding America's Role in a Changing World" with Francis Fukuyama, SAIS. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., April 12, 6 to 10 p.m. The 2006 Richard J. Carroll Lecture—"Let's Discuss the Tall Building: What Are Its Roots? How High Can We Go?" a lecture by Leslie Robertson, Princeton University and engineer of the World Trade Center. Sponsored by Civil Engineering. Cocktails and dinner that follow the lecture require reservations; 410-527- 4409. The Engineers Club, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place.

Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring the Easter Bunny, a large hunt with over 500 eggs, games, prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins International Society. Decker Garden. HW  


Sat., April 15, 8 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Maryland. $10 reserved, $7 general admission, $5 for group or children. Homewood Field. HW



Mon., April 10, 4:30 p.m. "Race and Contemporary Political Theory," a Center for Africana Studies symposium with Lewis Gordon, Temple University; and Tommie Shelby, Harvard University; dialogue between Gordon and Shelby followed by open discussion with faculty, students and administrators. 210 Hodson. HW



Fri., April 14, Sat., April 15, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. The Barnstormers present Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods. $10 general admission, $5 for JHU affiliates, $3 for children under 12. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW



"Financial Planning—Early Career Investor," a Worklife Programs workshop.

Wed., April 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m. B102 JH@Eastern.

Thurs., April 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Wed., April 12, 4 p.m. Informal graduate student workshop with Jane Gallop, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m. "Using PowerPoint Effectively in Teaching," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Michael McCloskey, KSAS/ SoM; 162 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., April 14, noon. "Bits and Bites: Using Blogs," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Allyson McCabe, JHU. Bring your laptop. Register by using the "Calendar" link at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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