Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 24, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 24, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 4

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops and Training



Theatre Hopkins marks the George Peabody Library's 'Eyre Apparent' exhibition during this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival with free readings from Charlotte Bronte's beloved novel. Cherie Weinert portrays the shy and serious governess Jane Eyre, with Mark Steckbeck portraying her enigmatic but passionate employer, Edward Rochester, master of Thornfield Hall. Five readings varying in length will be presented. The exhibition, at the library through Oct. 31, follows the novel from its publication in 1847 to the present, revealing how shifting cultural contexts have shaped the book's meaning. See Special Events.
Photo by Will Kirk/HIPS

Tues., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "War and Splendor: A Problem in Interpretation," an Anthropology colloquium with Alfonso Lingis (retired), Pennsylvania State University. Co-sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m. "Asymmetric Metal Complexes as Precursors for Responsive Films: Coordination Modes, Electronic and Amphiphilic Properties," a Chemistry colloquium with Claudio Verani, Wayne State University; 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. "Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics at the Microscale," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. "Crime Scene: Edinburgh," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Lisa Rosner, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "The Book of Dead Philosophers," a Political and Moral Thought Seminar colloquium with Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. "Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line," a Center for Africana Studies colloquium with Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois. Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. 109 Maryland. HW



Mon., Sept. 24, 2 p.m. "Christian Delacampagne: Philosopher of Modern Times/Philosopher dans les Temps Modernes," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures conference in honor of Christian Delacampagne; 323 Gilman. HW



Tues., Sept. 25, 5 p.m. JHU Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective discussion of Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad; 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Setting Career Goals and Overcoming Barriers to Career Advancement," a Women's Leadership Council discussion with Janice Clements, SoM; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Fri., Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m. "Urban Health Issues in Baltimore," a student-led discussion with Robert Blum, director, Urban Health Institute; Sherwood Room, Levering. HW



Mon., Sept. 24, 4 p.m. The 2007 Dr. Leroy E. Burney Lecture--"Urban Health: Evidence, Challenges and Direction" by David Vlahov, New York Academy of Medicine. Sponsored by Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. W1214 SPH. EB

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; 110 Hodson. HW

Tues., Sept. 25, 5:15 p.m. "Ueber das Zaudern," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Joseph Vogl, Humboldt University, Berlin; 238 Gilman. HW

Wed., Sept. 26, 4:15 p.m. "Food Fight 2007: Why the Farm Bill Matters," a lecture and book signing by author Dan Imhoff. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W3008 SPH. EB



Tues., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. A performance by The Cyrus Chestnut Trio of the Elvis Presley songbook. $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Sept. 26, noon. Performance by soprano Laura Kinsey, part of The Art of Healing concert series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby. EB

Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs, with guest artist guitarist Manuel Barrueco. $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet performing works by Ibert, Milhaud, Taffanel, Barber and Francaix. $33 general admission, $17 for non-Hopkins students, free for Homewood and Peabody students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Benefit concert in support of the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, with Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs. For more information, go to Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills. Off campus



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. "Ex-amples 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

Tues., Sept. 25, noon. "Chlorthalidone-Associated Diabetes May Be Mediated by Potassium Depletion: An Application of the Systolic Hypertension in Elderly Program (SHEP) Limited Data Set," with Tariq Shafi (Epidemiology); and "Differences in Perceived Vulnerability to HIV Infection," with Mary Mitchell (Mental Health). Part of the JHSPH Postdoctoral Fellows Seminar Series. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. "Landscape Ecology of Anopheline Mosquitoes in Macha, Zambia," with Julie Clennon (Molecular Microbiology and Immunology); and "Phage Display Library Screening, a Functional Tool to Study Malaria Parasite-Host Interaction," with Sung-Jae Cha (Molecular Microbiology and Immunology). Part of the JHSPH Postdoctoral Fellows Seminar Series. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 26, noon. "Mechanisms of Airway Epithelial Restitution," a seminar with Mark Cowan, University of Maryland; W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 26, noon. "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou: The Intersection of Food and Reproduction," a Physiology seminar with Andrew Wolfe, SoM; West Lecture Hall. EB

Wed., Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m. "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cells Using Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Jeff W.M. Bulte, SoM; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "Functional Shape Analysis to Forecast Box-Office Revenue Using Data from Virtual Stock Exchanges," a Biostatistics seminar with Wolfgang Jank, University of Maryland; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 26, 4 p.m. "What's MAG Got to Do With It? Molecular Mechanisms in Axon Regeneration and Protection," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis presentation with Niraj Mehta; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Sept. 26, 5 p.m. "On the Periods of Automorphic Forms on Special Orthogonal Groups and the Gross-Prasad Conjecture," a Mathematics seminar with Atsushi Ichino, Osaka City University and IAS; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 10 a.m. "Physical Functioning in a Cohort of HIV-infected Women: Results From the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Arpi Terzian; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, noon. "Emergency Rooms in Crisis," a Health Policy and Management fall policy seminar with Gabe Kelen, SoM; physician Laura Pimentel and nurse Carole Mays; B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, noon. "New Tricks for an Old Dog: The Influenza M2 Protein and Its Role in Virus Assembly and Vaccine Development," an Infectious Diseases/Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Andrew Pekosz, SPH; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, noon. "Risk Prediction and Screening for Colon Cancer," a Cancer Prevention and Control Network seminar with Sining Chen, SPH; W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Using Social and Behavioral Research for Continued Tobacco Control Success: Addressing the Burgeoning Use of Black and Mild Brand Little Cigars Among Urban Young Adults in Inner-City Baltimore," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Simona Kwon, SPH; 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, 1 p.m. "BDNF, Synaptic Plasticity and Cognitive Function and Dysfunction: From Cell Biology to Behavior," a Neuroscience research seminar with Bai Lu, NICHD/NIH; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. "Classifying Variants of Undetermined Significance in Cancer Susceptibility Proteins," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Rachel Karchin, WSE; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. "Structural Alignment for Finite-State Syntactic Processing," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Brian Roark, Oregon Health & Science University; room B17, Computational Science and Engineering Bldg. HW

Fri., Sept. 28, 10 a.m. "Antiviral APOBEC3 Genes: Expression, Regulation and Association With Clinical Markers," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Phuong Sarkis; W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Sept. 28, noon. "Policy Feedbacks and the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003: The Political Ramifications of Policy Change," a Political Science noon seminar with Kimberly Morgan, George Washington University; 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Remote Sensing of Organic Carbon in Coastal Environments," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Carlos Del Castillo, APL; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "Enzymatic Recognition of Damaged Bases in DNA," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with James Stivers, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. The 2007 MSE Symposium — Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity, with David Simon, creator of The Wire and former reporter with The Baltimore Sun. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., Sept. 28 through Sun., Sept. 30. Fall Fest 2007, sponsored by Student Development and Programming, featuring a kickoff cookout, Friday night films, music, food, a casino night, laser tag games, kickball tournament and a tent party. Various locations. HW

Fri., Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. Reception for the focus show Exhibiting Alice, and for the Program in Museums and Society. Exhibit runs through January 22, 2008; Evergreen Museum & Library. HW

Sun., Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents readings from Jane Eyre, with Cherie Weinert and Mark Steckbeck, presented in conjunction with the Peabody Library's Eyre Apparent exhibition. George Peabody Library. Peabody

Mon., Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Presentation by Patricia Schultz, author of the international bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. 5 p.m. Reception and book signing. Sponsored by Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Evergreen Museum & Library.



Wed., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, vs. Dickinson; Homewood Field. HW



Tues., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Junior Investigator Symposium on Genomics and Bioinformatics, with various speakers. Sponsored by Biostatistics. Owens Auditorium, CRB II Bldg. EB



WebCT Training, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register online, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., Sept. 24, 10 a.m. "Getting Started With WebCT." Wed., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. "Online Communication and Presenting Content to Students." Thurs., Sept. 27, 10 a.m. "Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Students and Grades."
Mon., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. "Video Editing With Final Cut Pro," a Digital Media Center workshop; 226 Mattin Center. HW

"Bits and Bytes," a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Hamburger Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. "Search Google Like a Pro."

Thurs., Sept. 27, 1 p.m. "Using Digital Images in the Classroom."

Fri., Sept. 28, 6 p.m. "Parent and Son Evening Under the Stars," telescope night observation with Derrick Pitts, Franklin Institute Science Museum; includes a science presentation and hands-on activity. $15. To register online, go to Sponsored by STScI's Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program. Muller Auditorium. HW

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