Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 22, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 22, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 8

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Dance | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops and Training



In a site-specific performance, Evergreen 'House Guests' artist in residence Martha McDonald takes her inspiration from Alice Warder Garrett's 'Songs in Costume' recitals of the 1920s. Expect to see handmade Bakst-inspired costumes worn by McDonald as she sings Irish and Spanish folk songs. See Special Events.

Tues., Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m. "Collisons and Reactions of Highly Excited Molecules: Mode Specific and Non- Specific Effects," a Chemistry colloquium with Amy Mullin, University of Maryland. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 3 p.m. "Neutrinos: The Dark Side of the Light Fermions," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Alex Kusenko, UCLA. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 3 p.m. "Suicide in 20th-Century Malawi," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Megan Vaughan, University of Cambridge. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, 3:45 p.m. "How the Language Environment Shapes Brain Function," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Brendan Weekes, University of Sussex. 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. "The Costs of Unsuitability and Benefits of Building in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability," an Applied Physics Lab colloquium with Ernest Seglie, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Fri., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. "Puzzling Out Russell: The Curiosity of George IV," a Philosophy colloquium with Ian Proops, University of Michigan. 348 Gilman. HW



Wed., Oct. 24 through Sat., Oct. 27. Callaloo 30th anniversary celebration--poetry and fiction readings, lectures, conversations and panel discussions. (See story, "Hopkins marks 30th anniversary of 'Callaloo'," in this issue.) Various locations.



Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. "Nritya Mala," an exhibition of classical Indian dance, sponsored by Shakti. $5 general admission, $3 students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary Malaria: Fever Wars. Part of Malaria Awareness Week. For more information, e-mail TV Room, AMR1. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Screening of Jeder Schweight von Etwas Anderem, with writer Utz Rachowski. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 3 Shaffer. HW


Information Sessions

Wed., Oct. 24, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Information session for the School of Nursing's PhD and DNP programs. Room 202, SoN. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Networking reception with School of Public Health alumni. W1030 SPH. EB



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

Thurs., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. "L'univers de la pastorale d'Honore d'Urfe a Eric Rohmer," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Francoise Lavocat. A screening of Eric Rohmer's Les Amours d'Astree et de Celadon will follow the lecture. 110 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. "Provable Security vs. Efficiency in Cryptographic Algorithms," a Computer Science lecture with Rosario Gennaro, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. 3 Shaffer. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. The Catherine DeAngelis Visiting Lectureship — "Cardiovascular Genomics: Progress and Opportunities" by Elizabeth Nabel, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda. Sponsored by Dean's Office, SoM, and the Women's Leadership Council. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. The Larry L. Ewing Lecture — "Testosterone and Leydig Cell Function Through the Lifecycle" by Barry Zirkin, SPH. W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. The 2007 Iwry Lecture — "Justice in Genesis" by Raymond Westbrook, KSAS. 205 Krieger. HW



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

Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Concert, with faculty artists Philip Munds, Maria Lambros, Alison Wells, Herbert Greenberg, Michael Kannen, Keng-Yuen Tseng, Victoria Chiang, Alan Stepansky and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs songs by American composers. East Hall. Peabody

Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. Preparatory Young People's String Program performance. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



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, 12:15 p.m. "Planning for an Influenza Pandemic: Social Justice and the Needs and Interests of Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Groups," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Lori Uscher-Pines, SPH, and Ruth Faden, SPH. 208 Hampton House. EB

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 910 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

Mon., Oct. 22, 4 p.m. "Thinking About Food in Chinese History," a History seminar with Mark Sweslocki, Brown University. 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 23, noon to 1:15 p.m. SPH Postdoctoral Fellows seminars — "Canada Forest Fires, Transboundary Air Pollution and Hospitalizations Among the Elderly in the Northeastern USA in July 2002 with Sorina Eftim (Environmental Health Sciences), and "Low Exposure Does Not Guarantee No Risk — A Mechanistic Study of Cadmium on Estrogen Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Cells" with Janet Zang (Environmental Health Sciences). Sponsored by the SPH Postdoctoral Association and the SPH Office of Graduate Education and Research. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m. "Who Are the Lonely People? Social Predictors of Loneliness in Two Population-Based Samples," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with M.E. Hughes, SPH. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Tues., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. "You're Out of Order," a Civil Engineering seminar with Peter Chomowicz, MICA. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 24, noon. "Judging Necessity: Democracy and Extra-Legalism," a Political Science seminar with Leonard Feldman, University of Oregon and Prince-ton University. Sponsored by the James Schouler Lectureship. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m. "Under the Hood of the Replisome: A Single-Molecule View of DNA Replication," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Antoine van Oijen, Harvard Medical School. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. "Virtual Aluminum Castings: The Ford Experiment in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with John Allison, Ford Motor Company. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. "Potential Mechanisms Linking Inflammation and Cancer Metastasis," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Cheng Dong, Penn State University. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, noon. "Redox Pathways for Cellular Disulfide Bond Formation: Mechanisms, Specificity and Regulation," a Cell Biology seminar with Carolyn Sevier, MIT. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, noon. "We Are All Going to Die: End-of-Life Care," a Health Policy and Management fall policy seminar with Maryland assistant attorney general Jack Schwarz, Leslie Piet and Gary Applebaum. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, noon. "Mediators of Germ Cell Migration and Lipid Metabolism During Zebra-fish Development," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Steven Farber, Carnegie Institution. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, 1 p.m. "Bidirectional Wnt Signaling During Activity-Dependent Synapse Dynamics," a Neuroscience research seminar with Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts Medical School. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 25, 3 p.m. "Haptic Experience-Based Neuroplasticity for Motor Teaching and Rehabilitation," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with James Patton, University of Illinois/Center for Rehab Robotics/Rehabilitation Institute of Illinois at Chicago. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Finding a Simple Polytope From Its Graph: Connections to Linear Programming Complexity," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Eric Friedman, Cornell University. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. "Motors and Microtubules: Mechanisms of Mitosis," a Biology seminar with David Odde, University of Minnesota. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 9 a.m. "Examining HIV/AIDS Within the Context of Incarceration in Jamaica: A Study of the Prevalence of Infection, Uptake of Testing and the Psychosocial Environment," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Katherine Andriniopoulos. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 26, 11 a.m. "The Curious Case of Large-Scale Turbulence in the Atmosphere," a CEAFM seminar with Paul O'Gorman, California Institute of Technology. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. "Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of HPV Vaccines: What Do We Know, What Do We Need to Know?" a Center for STD Research, Prevention and Training seminar with Shalini Kulasingam, Duke University Medical Center. W4030 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. "Roles of the Olfactory System and the Host Cystoskeleton in Sidbis Virus Pathogenesis," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Calvin Chein- Wen Chue. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Phosphorylation and the Regulation of Meiotic Recombination," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Nancy Hollingsworth, SUNY, Stony Brook. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. "Regulation of Chromatin Structure by ATP-Dependent Remodeling," a Biophysics seminar with Blaine Bartholomew, Southern Illinois University. 100 Mudd. HW


Special Events

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

Tues., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lung Health Day, information about lung disease, asthma and asthma triggers, smoking, and the functions of respiratory care practitioners and equipment. Part of National Respiratory Care Week, sponsored by Respiratory Therapy. JHOC (across from ATM machine). EB

Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. The 2007 MSE Symposium — Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity, with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, and Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., and Sat., Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Dress Me Slow, I'm in a Hurry, a site-specific performance art piece by interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald. Museum members are invited to a meet-the-artist reception following the Oct. 25 performance. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Mon., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU Community Block Party, featuring food, games, representatives from the United Way and from community agencies. (See story, "United Way: New fund to aid neighbors," in this issue.) For admission, bring a completed pledge form, receipt from an online pledge or a $5 donation. Levering Plaza. HW

Mon., Oct. 29, 6 p.m. J. Craig Venter will discuss and sign his new book, A Life Decoded: My Genome — My Life. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins, Charles Commons. HW



Wed., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. McDaniel College. Homewood Field. HW



Sun., Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m. "Water and Health," a symposium on drinking water issues facing low-income countries and market-based solutions to these issues. Hampton House Auditorium. EB


Workshops and Training

Tues., Oct. 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. "How to Get Your Career Going as a Clinician Educator," a Faculty Development workshop with Pat Thomas, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council. For faculty only. To RSVP and to register, e-mail G03 Broadway Research Bldg. EB

Tues., Oct. 23, 2 p.m., and Wed., Oct. 24, 10 a.m. "Using RefWorks to Create Bibliographies and Format Citations," a Sheridan Libraries workshop. To register, go to Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., Oct. 25, 1 p.m. "Teaching Students With Disabilities," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Peggy Hayeslip. Part of the "Bits and Bytes" series. To register, go to and click on "Events." Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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