Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 15, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 15, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 7

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops



Noted Midwestern landscape painter Paul Hotvedt visits Homewood to discuss his work in a digital slide show talk called 'Outside/Inside: Words on Technique and Approach When Painting Outdoors.' Working from March through October, the Kansas resident produces roughly 80 plein air paintings each year, mostly small pieces on Masonite. His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. See Special Events.

Tues., Oct. 16, 4:15 p.m. "Understanding How the Thiolate Sulfur Contributes to the Function of the Non-Heme Iron Enzyme Superoxide Reductase (SOR)," a Chemistry colloquium with Julie Kovacs, University of Washington. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. "Topological Defects in Nanomagnets," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Oleg Tchernyshoyov, KSAS. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "The Pope's Anatomy Museum," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Rebecca Messbarger, Washington University, St. Louis. Smokler Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Locke, Money and Enthusiasm," a Political and Moral Thought Seminar colloquium with Daniel Carey, National University of Ireland. Sponsored by Philosophy. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. "Is Ethics a Branch of Biology?" a Center for History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Richard Richards, University of Alabama. 348 Gilman. HW



Tues., Oct. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m. "A Night for Networking," with speakers from the Career Management Program staff. Sponsored by Talent Management and Organization Development. Room C150, JH@Eastern.

Thurs., Oct. 18, 5 p.m. Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective discussion of "The New Auction Block: Blackness and the Marketplace" by Hazel Carby. In A Companion to African-American Studies, edited by L. Gordon and J. Gordon. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Fri., Oct. 19, noon. Brown bag networking lunch for Homewood minority graduate students, a brief presentation by MINDS (Mentoring to Inspire Diversity in Science) followed by discussion. Sponsored by MINDS, BGSA and Homewood Graduate Affairs. 160 Mattin. HW

Sat., Oct. 20, 4 p.m. "Careers in Science Writing and Corporate Communications," with Julia Bohnenberger, GlaxoSmithKline. Part of the Career Speaker Series. Registration required; e-mail Room 2-108, 1830 Bldg. EB



Welch Medical Library lectures. EB

Tues., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. "EndNote" by Robert Swain, SoM. West Lecture Hall, WBSB.

Wed., Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. "CINAHL and PubMed Tips and Tricks" by Stella Seal, SoM. Room 140, SoN.

Fri., Oct. 19, 1:15 p.m. "RefWorks" by Robert Swain, SoM. Weinberg Auditorium.

Thurs., Oct. 18, 5:15 p.m. "Dante: Or on Passionate Memory," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Lina Bolzoni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, and NYU. 223 Gilman. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture I--"MicroRNA Maestros of Blood Cell Development" by Curt Civin, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Oct. 22, 5 p.m. "Issues in Science and Religion: Biological Evolution and Evolution Education," an Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project lecture by Brian Alters, McGill University. Great Hall (room 219), Education Bldg. HW



Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," (with guest soloist, pianist Eric Conway), and Dvorak's New World Symphony. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk by Eileen Soskin. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Guitarist Sharon Isbin performs. Sponsored by Peabody and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. $30. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. "Operatic Passions," a Peabody Opera workshop, presenting scenes from 19th-century opera. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Open house for the new Mason Hall and the new Computational Science and Engineering Building. HW



Mon., Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. "Availability of Health Foods and Cardiovascular Risk: The MESA Study," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Manuel Franco. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. Randolph Bromery Seminar--"Low Temperature Biosignatures and Evolution of Life" with Clark Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "Systems Biology for Genetics," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Joel Bader, WSE. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. "Topological Complexity of Lens Spaces," a Mathematics seminar with Jesus Gonzalez, CINESTAV. 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 16, noon. "Translational Control of Cellular Senescence," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Joel Richter, University of Massachusetts Medical School. W1020 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 16, 3 p.m. "Shipboard Treatment of Ballast Water to Prevent the Transfer of Unwanted Species," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Thomas Waite, Florida Tech. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Engineering Ethics," a Civil Engineering seminar with Marc Donohue, vice dean, WSE Office of Research. 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 16, 4 p.m. "Beyond the End of the Roadmap: The Physics and Tools of Next Generation Logic," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Matthew Gilbert, University of Texas, Austin. 117 Barton. HW

Wed., Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Biomaterial Design and Processing for Cardiac Failure," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with William Wagner, University of Pittsburgh. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. "Mechanism and Inhibition of Protein Deiminase A: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Paul Thompson, University of South Carolina. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 17, 4 p.m. "Changemasters: Business Leaders in Government Service, 1942-1965," an American History thesis defense seminar with Albert Beveridge. 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 17, 5 p.m. "Heights of CM Cycles in Kuga-Sato Varieties," a Mathematics seminar with Hui Xue, Clemson University. 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 10 a.m. "Factors Associated With Purchase of Long-Term Care Insurance," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Erin Holve. 339 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, 11 a.m. "Engineering the Protein Folding Landscape in Simple Bacteria for Solving Complex Problems in Biology and Medicine," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Matthew DeLisa, Cornell University. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, noon. "State Health Policy: What Can Be Done?" a Health Policy and Management fall policy seminar with Md. Delegate Peter Hammen and State Senator Rob Garagiola. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, noon. "Gene Dose Effect of RNA-Sensing Receptors in Autoimmune Inflammation," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Silvia Bolland, NIAID/NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, noon. "Cholesterol Sensing and Adaptation to Hypoxia," a Cell Biology seminar with Peter Espenshade, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. "Public Health Obesity-Related TV Advertising: Lessons Learned From Tobacco," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Sherry Emery, University of Illinois. Part of the series Using Social and Behavioral Research for Continued Tobacco Control Success. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, 1 p.m. "Brian States: Top-down Mechanisms in Visual Processing," a Neuroscience research seminar with Charles Gilbert, Rockefeller University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. "Nonlinear Dynamic Response and Time Varying Control of Unmanned Surface Vehicles," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with C. Nataraj, Villanova University. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m. "The Circuitry of a Master Switch: Myod and the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Gene Expression," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Stephen Tapscott, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Do State Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? A Cautionary Tale," an Institute for Policy Studies social policy seminar with Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan and Brookings Institution. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management and Economics. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Applications of Random Matrix Theory," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Alan Edelman, Interactive Supercomputing Corp. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. "Compressive and Thin Imaging," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with David Brady, Duke University. 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. "Boundary-Layer Resolved Measurements of Unsteady Separation Using Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV)," a CEAFM seminar with Manoochehr Koochesfahani, Michigan State University. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Medical Records ... To Go! A Case Study of Applying Information Technology to Improve Quality of Health Care in Zambia," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Edward Bunker, JHPIEGO. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Oct. 22, noon. "Keratins Let Liver Live: Biochemical and Genetic Testimonies," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with M. Bishr Omary, Stanford University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Molecular Pathways in Melanoma Progression," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rhoda Alani, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Sensory Integration and Adaptation: Behavior, Optimality and Neural Models" with Philip Sabes, University of California, San Francisco. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m. Randolph Bromery Seminar--"Volcanic Processes at the East Pacific Rise 9-10 Degrees N: Insight From the 2005-2006 Eruption" with Adam Soule, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Recent Developments in Non-Equilibrium Quantum Statistical Mechanics: An Overview," a Mathematics seminar with Vojkan Jaksic, McGill University. 308 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Charles London will read from and sign his new book, One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins, Charles Commons. HW

Wed., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. The 2007 MSE Symposium--Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity, with Rory Kennedy, documentary filmmaker. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Memorial service for Martin Abeloff. Dedication of his portrait will follow the service. Ceremonial Lobby, Weinberg Bldg. EB

Fri., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Farewell reception for Roxanne Stambaugh, with remarks by Michael Klag, dean of the School of Public Health. W1030 SPH. EB

Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Lung Festival, information about lung disease, asthma and asthma triggers, smoking and the functions of respiratory care practitioners and equipment. Part of National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 21 to Oct. 27. Sponsored by Respiratory Therapy. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Highlandtown branch. Off campus

Mon., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. "Outside/Inside: Words on Technique and Approach When Painting Outdoors," a digital slide talk by noted landscape painter Paul Hotvedt. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW



Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. Princeton. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Bryn Mawr. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. Bucknell. Athletic Center. HW



Fri., Oct. 19, Sat., Oct. 20, and Sun., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The JHU Barnstormers present Freshman One-Acts, performed by freshmen and directed by upperclassmen. $2 general admission. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW


Workshops and Training

Tues., Oct. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., and Thurs., Oct. 18, 4 to 5:30 p.m. "Navigating the Promotions Process," an Office of Faculty Development workshop with Susan MacDonald, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council. For faculty only. To RSVP and to register, e-mail SoM Boardroom. EB

"Bits and Bytes," a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to and click on "Events." Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Oct. 16, 1 p.m. "Effective PowerPoints Without Common Errors," with Rob Coyle.

Thurs., Oct. 18, 1 p.m. "Cool Google Tools," with Brian Cole.

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