Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 5, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 5, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 10

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Lectures | Music | Open House | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops

Student-curated exhibit features lavishly illustrated 16th- and 17th-century works

Annibale Carracci, from the series 'Galeriae Farnesianae Icones,' Rome: J.J. de Rubeis.

Renaissance Men: Classical Form in Art and Anatomy, an exhibit that selectively surveys the various ways that sculpture was interpreted in print, goes on display today on the main level of Homewood's Eisenhower Library.

Curated by seniors Gillian Maguire and Whitney Shaffer, the exhibit features illustrated works from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Elizabeth Rodini, associate director of the Program in Museums and Society and senior lecturer in the Krieger School's History of Art Department, served as the curatorial adviser. The exhibit runs through March 3.

Classical sculpture had a widespread influence on the culture of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, influencing artists and scholars alike. Printmakers contributed to the growing knowledge of classicism by reproducing antique works in images that were circulated across the Continent.

The exhibition considers how printmakers and publishers reinvented ancient models to suit different formats and functions, ranging from travel guides to anatomical treatises. The familiarity of the images attests to the success of the books in establishing a canon of classically inspired figures, forms and poses.

Renaissance Men expands on the ideas raised in Printed Sculpture/Sculpted Prints, an upcoming exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art that was also curated by Maguire and Shaffer, along with student colleagues, and will be on display from Nov. 14 to March 30. The BMA exhibition results from a collaboration between Johns Hopkins and the museum under the auspices of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences' Program in Museums and Society.
—Pamela Higgins



Mon., Nov. 5, 3:30 p.m. "Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Six Lunar Landings," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with David Mindell, MIT. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Tues., Nov. 6, 4:15 p.m. "Studies in Methods Development and Organic Synthesis," a Chemistry colloquium with Rodrigo Andrade, Temple University. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 7, 2 p.m. "WildTrack: A Synergy of Wild Beasts, Ancient Tracking Skills and Modern Techniques for Footprint Identification," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Sky Alibhai and Zoe Jewell, WildTrack. Kossiakoff Center. APL

Thurs., Nov. 8, 3 p.m. "The Branching Tree: The Organizational Revolution and the Human Sciences," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Hunter Heyck, University of Oklahoma. 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Nov. 8, 3:45 p.m. "Action Controls Perception Just as Perception Controls Action: Evidence From Infant and Adult Looking, Judging, Reaching and Driving," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Peter Vishton, College of William and Mary. 134A Krieger. HW



Mon., Nov. 5, noon. A Pre-Health discussion about the Singapore program offered by Duke Medical School, with Craig Steinberg, associate dean for student affairs and admissions at Duke. Sponsored by Pre-Professional Advising. Conference Room A, Levering. HW

Wed., Nov. 7, 6 p.m. "Andre: 'Proud to Swim Home', Race and Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina," a Center for Africana Studies discussion. Cafˇ Azafran, STScI. HW

Thurs., Nov. 8, 5 p.m. Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective discussion of Gwendolyn Midlo Hall's book, Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links. 113 Greenhouse. HW



Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. "Engaging the Community: Community Health Worker Initiatives," a multi-site video conference facilitated by Norma Hardy and Christina Lee, Brown University. Participants include Morehouse School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, Diaz de la Muter Latina Inc., Brown University, University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, the Stairstep Foundation and the Mayo Clinic. Part of the series The Inclusion and Care of Underrepresented Populations in Clinical Research. W2303 SPH. EB



Kempf Lectures by Duong Phong, Columbia University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Stability and Constant Scalar Curvature, Part 1."

Tues., Nov. 6, 4:15 p.m. "Stability and Constant Scalar Curvature, Part 2."

Wed., Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m. "Teleform 10 Introduction," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag lecture by Frank Hoey, SoN. Rooms 9 and 10, SoN. EB



Tues., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform music by Bach, Toch and Weill. $15, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Wed., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performs music by Hindemith, Mendelssohn- Bartholdy and Beethoven. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Conservatory Avant-Garde Ensemble, known as CAGE, performs. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Preparatory Faculty Recital performs works by Mozart, Reinecke and Weiser. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs a chamber concert featuring the music of Shostakovich and Mozart. $8 general admission, $6 for faculty, staff and alumni, senior citizens and non-JHU students; free for JHU students. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW


Open House

Fri., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. Open house for the Cognitive Science Graduate Program, intended for minority students at JHU and local colleges. 413 Krieger. HW



Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Joint reading by novelist Porochista Khakpour and poet Steve Scafidi. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) 101 Remsen. HW



Mon., Nov. 5, 12:15 p.m. "GW/P Bodies and Cell Biology of RNA Interference," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Edward Chan, University of Florida. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 5, 3:30 p.m. The Randolph Bromery Seminar--"What Is El Nino Southern Oscillation, and Do We Really Understand It?" with Jaclyn Brown, Yale University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Balancing Stem Cell Renewal and Differentiation in the Drosophila Testis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Erika Matunis, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Structural Requirements in NCp7 Chaperoned HIV-1 RNA Maturation," a Biophysics seminar with John Marino, NIST. 100 Mudd. HW

Tues., Nov. 6, noon. "Core Promoters and the Human Genome: Unexpected Regulatory Diversity," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Brian Lewis, NYU School of Medicine. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Tues., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Multi-Objective Design of Trusses Using Evolutionary Algorithms and User Design Preferences," a Civil Engineering seminar with Ann Raich, Lafayette College. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 7, 8:15 a.m. "Avandia and Vioxx: What Went Wrong and Lessons for Preventing Future Drug Safety Debacles," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Curt Furberg, Wake Forest University. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 7, noon. "Political Theology to Vernacular Prophecy: Rethinking Race and Redemption," a Political Science seminar with George Schulman, New York University. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m. "Combining Biological and Chemical Strategies for the Production and Assembly of Multifunctional Biopolymeric Materials," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Kristi Kiick, University of Delaware. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 7, 4 p.m. "On Expectancy Regression," a Biostatistics seminar with Ying Qing Chen, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 7, 4 p.m. "Genome-wide Interactions of Nuclear Receptors with Chromatin," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Gordon Hager, NCI/NIH. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Nov. 7, 4 p.m. "Renormalization of Multiple Zeta Values," a Mathematics seminar with Bin Zhang, Sichuan University. 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 8, noon. "Manipulation of Host Membrane Transport Pathways by the Intracellular Pathogen Legionella pneumophila," a Cell Biology seminar with Craig Roy, Yale University School of Medicine. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 8, 12:10 p.m. "Growing Cooler: Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Reid Ewing, University of Maryland. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "Searching for Optimal Permutations With Very Large-Scale Neighborhoods," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Jason Eisner, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 8, 4 p.m. "Contextual Biomedical Image Learning," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with S. Kevin Zhou, Siemens Corporate Research. 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. "The Role of Ambient Relative Humidity in Regulating Water Vapor Changes in the Tropical Upper Troposphere: An Observational Constraint for GCMs," a CEAFM seminar with Jonathon Wright, Columbia University. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Nov. 9, noon. "LAMP Technology and Vaccine Development," an International Health seminar with Thomas August, SoM. Co-sponsored by Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 9, noon. "Stress Signaling in Yeast: Novel Mechanisms and Antifungal Drug Targets," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with David Levin, SPH. W1020 SPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Interactive Autism Network (IAN): Linking Researchers and Families to Accelerate Autism Research," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Paul Law, SoM. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. "New Technology to Detect and Monitor the Post-Translational Modification Events That Commit Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Exit the Pluripotent State," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Joshua Coon, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Mon., Nov. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Germ Cell Development and Regeneration in Planaria," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Phillip Newmark, University of Illinois. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Allocating Organs: Ethical and Policy Challenges," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Frederick Levy, SoM; Corianne Iacovelli, SoM; and Rachel Grunberger, SoM. 208 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. The Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Biogeo-chemical Signatures for Early Life" with Roger Summons, MIT. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "The Stability Problem for Black Hole Spacetimes in General Relativity," a Mathematics seminar with Mihalis Dafermos, Cambridge University. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Quantitative Relationships Between the Activities of Color Selective Neurons in Area TE of the Monkey and Color Discrimination Behavior" with Takehiro Matsumora, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. "Calculus of Functors, Operad Formality and Embedding Spaces," a Mathematics seminar with Ismar Volic, Wellesley College. 302 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Tues., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Bruce Bechtol, former intelligence officer, will discuss and sign his book Red Rogue: The Persistent Challenges of North Korea. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins, Charles Commons. HW

Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:15 p.m. The 2007 MSE Symposium — Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity. Screening of the film Walkout, followed by a lecture and Q&A with actor Edward James Olmos. A reception in the Clipper Room follows the event. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. "Chansons and Cabaret," an evening of classic French cabaret, with chansons by Laure Drogoul, accompanied by Paul Baroody on piano; an original, site-specific performance by Martha McDonald, Evergreen's summer artist-in-residence; and the neo-cabaret ensemble, Boister. Cash beverage and dessert bar. 7 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the Dufy exhibition. Evergreen Museum & Library.



Mon., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "Remembering the Spirit of the Sixties," a Center for Africana Studies symposium with panelists Samuel Hay, Lafayette College; Melanie Njeri Jackson, Virginia Commonwealth University; Judson Jeffries, Ohio State University; and Charles Jones, Georgia State University. 3 Shaffer. HW



Fri., Nov. 9., Sat., Nov. 10, and Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. The JHU Barnstormers present John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. Swirnow Theatre, Mattin Center. HW



Thurs., Nov. 8, 1 p.m. "Digital Camera Technologies," a "Bits and Bytes" workshop with Brian Cole. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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