Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 17, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 17, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 3
 

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Forum | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Open House | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Theater | Workshops and Training

 

'Journalism of Ideas'


Scott Stossel

Scott Stossel, managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, will discuss "The Journalism of Ideas" this week in the first event of this year's Press and Public Policy seminar series presented by the Institute for Policy Studies.

Among the topics he may cover are how the magazine bridges the gap between research and academia and the public, and the role of the media in influencing public policy. A Q & A follows.

Stossel's articles and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, as well as The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, and he is currently working on an intellectual history of the idea of anxiety.

See Special Events.

 

Colloquia

Tues., Sept. 18, noon. "Matter, Energy, Space and Time," an Anthropology colloquium with John Bagger, KSAS; 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 3 p.m. "Chaos Under Control: The Rise of Emergency Management and Risk Studies in the United States, 1970s1990s," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Scott Knowles, Drexel University; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 3 p.m. "Perception vs. Reality: The U.S. Science Policy Process," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Timothy Meyer, NRC; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "The Place of Visual Experience in Frege's Philosophy of Mind," a Philosophy colloquium with Charles Travis, King's College, London; 348 Gilman. HW

 

Conference

Wed., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. Johns Hopkins Biotech 2007 Conference with Ivor Royston, Forward Ventures; and Stephen Friend, Merck Research Labs. $395 general admission, free for JH community. Owens Auditorium. EB

 

Forum

Tues., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. "Is the Roberts Court on a Collision Course?" a Political Science forum with Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic. Co-sponsored by Government, Community and Public Affairs and the Institute for Policy Studies. 110 Hodson. HW

 

Grand Rounds

Wed., Sept. 19, noon. "Pandemic Influenza Planning: U.S. Military and Civilian Efforts," Public Health Practice Grand Rounds webcast with Jean Lin Otto, DoD-GEIS, and Ivan Zapata, DHMH. E2014 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Urban Health: Evidence, Challenges and Direction," Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds with David Vlahov, New York Academy of Medicine; W1214 SPH. EB

 

Lectures

Welch Library lectures. EB

Tues., Sept. 18, 1 p.m. "Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Wrting a Research Paper" by Debbie McClellan, SoM; West Lecture Hall, WBSB.
Wed., Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. "Help for the Home Researcher or How to Install VPN to Get to Welch Resources" by Stella Seal, SoM; Alumni Auditorium, SoN.
Fri., Sept. 21, 1:15 p.m. "Searching PubMed" by Robert Swain, SoM; Weinberg Auditorium.

Mon., Sept. 24, 5 p.m. The 2007 George S. Benton Lecture — "Global Climate Change: Human Causes and Responses" by Ralph Cicerone, president, the National Academy of Sciences. (See "In Brief," this issue.) 110 Hodson. HW

 

Open House

Fri., Sept. 21, 3 to 6 p.m. Open House for the renovated Integrated Imaging Center featuring a tour of the facility, demonstrations and discussion with center staff. (See "In Brief," this issue.) 102 Dunning. HW

 

Religion

Yom Kippur Services — Fri., Sept. 21, and Sat., Sept. 22 — Conservative, Reform and Orthodox services sponsored by Hillel of Greater Baltimore; Orthodox by Chabad of Central Baltimore. Pre-fast and break-fast meals are free for students.

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein; Glass Pavilion, Levering. Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, following Musaf, approx. 11:30 p.m.; rabbi's discussion, 3:30 p.m.; Neilah, 6:45 p.m., Shofar, 7:47 p.m. Break-fast meal following services, Great Hall, Levering. HW

Reform. Led by Rabbi Sarah Maytin; Haebler Chapel, Goucher College. Fri., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m. Sat., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, 5:15 p.m.; rabbi's discussion, 3:30 p.m.; Neilah, 6:45 p.m.; Shofar, 7:47 p.m. Break- fast following services in the Rosenberg Gallery.

Orthodox. Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Fri., Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, approx., 11 a.m. Mincha and Neilah, 6 p.m.

 

Seminars

Mon., Sept. 17, 12:15 p.m. "The TORC Family of CREB Coactivators: Regulators of Energy Balance," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Marc Montminy, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Mantle Flow and Melting at Ultraslow Mid-Ocean Ridges," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Laurent Montesi, University of Maryland; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Integrative Biology of Aging: Cate-cholamine Systems in Neurodegenerative Disorders," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with David Goldstein, NINDS; Suite 2-700, 2024 Bldg. EB

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Electrostatics in Ligand Binding and Design" an IMMBI seminar with Bruce Tidor, MIT; 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Gene Targeting via Triple Helix Formation," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Peter Glazer, Yale University School of Medicine; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Decoding Multi-Finger Movement for Neuroprosthetic Control" with Nitish Thakor, SoM; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Landscape of Violence: Mutiny and Rebellion on the Berbice, 1763-1764," a History seminar with Marjoleine Kars, UMBC; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 17, 4 p.m. "Restriction Theorems for Paraboloids in the Cylindrically Symmetric Case," a Mathematics seminar with Shuanglin Shao, UCLA; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. "The Geobiology of the Middle Eocene Arctic," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Hope Jahren, KSAS; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Searching for a Shortest Path in a Large Sparse Graph Under Memory Limitations: A Successive Mixed Bidirectional Search Method," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Xugang Ye; 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. "Transcribing Speech for Language Processing," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Marie Ostendorf, University of Washington; room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Bldg. HW

Wed., Sept. 19, noon. "Resolution of Acute Lung Injury: A New Frontier," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Landon King, SoM; W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m. "Solidification of the Inner Core," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with David Gubbin, University of Leeds; Olin Auditorium. HW

Wed., Sept. 19, 4 p.m., and Fri., Sept. 21, 8 a.m. "Campus-wide Evacuation Parameters," an Office of Emergency Management seminar with Howard Gwon, JHH. Part of the series Disaster-Related Topics, intended for department disaster coordinators, management teams, shift coordinators and shift supervisors. 201 Billings Administration Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, noon. "Bringing Back Muscle: Revealing the Secrets of Muscle Repair," a Cell Biology seminar with Ronald Cohn, SoM; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, noon. "Cytokine Signaling and New Paradigms in Lymphocyte Differentiation," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with John O'Shea, NIH; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, 12:15 p.m. "The American Legacy Foundation's Truth Youth Smoking Prevention Campaign: Strategy and Outcomes," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Cheryl Healton, the American Legacy Foundation. Part of the series Using Social and Behavioral Research for Continued Tobacco Control Success. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. "Twists and Turns on the Transcriptional Road to Cell Death: Implications for Protection and Repair in the Nervous System," a Neuroscience research seminar with Rajiv Ratan, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "My Debt to Anthropology as a Cultural Historian," a History seminar with Luisa Passerini, European University Institute; 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Twenty Years of pMV158: The Teachings of a Promiscuous Plasmid," a Biology seminar with Manuel Espinosa, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Madrid; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "What Can Pointing Errors Really Tell Us About Spatial Representation?" an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Amy Lynne Shelton, KSAS; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Sept. 21, 12:15 p.m. "Physician Practices' Use of Electronic Medical Records for Quality Reporting," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Joy Grossman, Center for Studying Health System Change; W1214 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Protein Sorting to Lysosomes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Juan Bonifacino, NICHD/NIH; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 12:15 p.m. "Just Triage for Pandemic Influenza," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Mark Rothstein, University of Maryland School of Law (visiting professor) and University of Louisville; 208 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Examples of Infinite Dimensional Hamiltonian Systems With Growth of Energy," a Mathematics seminar with Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Master Stephen Langton, Future Archbishop of Canterbury: The Paris Schools and Magna Carta," a History seminar with John Baldwin, professor emeritus, KSAS; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Regulated Protein Sorting in the Endocytic System," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Chris Burd, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; W2030 SPH. EB

 

Special Events

Tues., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. The 2007 MSE Symposium — Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity, with author, journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens. (See story, "2007 MSE Symposium opens Tuesday," in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Sept. 19, noon to 3 p.m. Volunteer Fair, a chance to become involved with local nonprofit and community-based organizations. Sponsored by SOURCE, the Student Outreach Resource Center; Turner Concourse. EB

Thurs., Sept. 20, 11 a.m. A talk by Larry Burns, vice president of research and development and strategic planning at General Motors, on GM's reinvention of the automobile around advanced propulsion and energy independence and a demonstration of GM's hydrogen-powered vehicles. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "The Journalism of Ideas," a Press and Public Policy seminar with Scott Stossel, managing editor, The Atlantic Monthly. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Fri., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. "Changing the Health of a Country Through Mobilization of College Students," a Project HEALTH discussion with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Fri., Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will discuss health care issues and other subjects in a question-and-answer setting. Part of the Fall Policy Seminar Series, sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH. EB

Sun., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Picnic and get-together, sponsored by the JHU Woman's Club; drinks and desserts provided. RSVP to web.jhu.edu/jhuwomansclub. Oregon Ridge Park. Off campus

 

Sports

Sat., Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Football, Blue Jays vs. Moravian; Homewood Field. HW

 

Theater

Sat., Sept. 22, and Sun., Sept. 23, 1 to 5 p.m. Auditions for the Barnstormers' professionally directed Mainstage production of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

 

Workshops and Training

Fri., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. "Parent and Daughter Evening Under the Stars," telescope night observation with Lisa Frattare, STScI; includes a science presentation and hands-on activity. $15. To register online, go to www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/youthae. Sponsored by STScI's Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program. Muller Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. "Video Editing With Final Cut Pro," a Digital Media Center workshop; 226 Mattin Center. HW

 
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