Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 3, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 3, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 10

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



No kidding
Comedian Will Ferrell is this week's speaker in the 2008 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, whose theme is 'A More Perfect Union: Partnership, Progress & Prosperity in a Changing America.' All tickets have been distributed, but there will be a live screening to accommodate others. For the screening location, go to For other information, see Special Events.

Tues., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. "Lessons From Hell: Punishment and Governmentality in India's Visual Culture," an Anthropology colloquium with Christopher Pinney, Northwestern University/University College London. Co-sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 4, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "Interrogating a Protein Cavity by EPR: Heads, You Win; Tails, You Win" with Betty Gaffey, Florida State University. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Rapid Induction of Cell Death and Suppression of Metastasis of Cancer Cells by M4N and Specific Metabolic Modulators," a Biology colloquium with Ru Chih Huang, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, and Fri., Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Lavy Colloquium — "Nationhood and the Jews" with various speakers. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, 3 p.m. "Shear Banding in Metallic Glasses and Granular Media," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Michael Falk, WSE. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Nov. 7, 2 p.m. "Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with strategic analyst Shuja Nawaz. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Mon., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Screening of the Emmy–nominated documentary The Day My God Died, followed by a Q&A and reception with Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal. Sponsored by the Hopkins AIDS Alliance; Vision XChange; JB Grant International Health Society; the Sommer Scholars Program; AMWA; and Friends of Maiti Nepal. Donations welcome. 210 Hodson. HW


Information Sessions

Tues., Nov. 4, 12:15 p.m. Information session for the Academy for Educational Development, with a representative from AED who will discuss employment opportunities. Sponsored by Career Services. W2033 SPH. EB



Mon., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. Native American Heritage Month lecture by Oren Lyons, a faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Nov. 3, 5:15 p.m. "The Voltaire Problem," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Nicholas Cronk, Oxford University. 201C Dell House. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. The 2008 Iwry Lecture — "Prophets and Temples in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Texts" by Martti Nissinen, University of Helsinki. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 101 Remsen. HW

Tues., Nov. 4, 5:15 p.m. "Insulaires en Mouvement: Saint-Exupery, Michaux, Calvino, Glissant," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Frank Lestringant, Universite de Paris IV, Sorbonne. 201C Dell House. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m. The 25th Annual Howard W. Jones Jr., M.D. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones, M.D. Lecture — "Out of the Freezer and Into the Fire: How Cryopreservation and Other ART Advances Test and Transform the Law" by Susan Crockin, Crockin Law and Policy Group, LLC. 240 Phipps. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The 2008 Wenk Lecture — "Making Forensic Science More Scientific: Statistics and the Evaluation of Forensic Evidence" by Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, 5 p.m. "The Self-Same and the Foreign: Hospitality as the Ethical Aim of the Translating Act," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Franca Cavagnoli, University of Milan. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., Nov. 7, 5 p.m. " 'Ad occhi asciutti nella notte scura,' Presentazione del romanzo di Franca Cavagnoli, non si e seri a 17 anni," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Franca Cavagnoli, University of Milan. Lecture is in Italian, with a Q&A in English and/or Italian following the presentation. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m. "Ritualizing Death in Third-Millennium Syria: Textual Evidence From Ebla," a Near Eastern Studies public lecture by Maria Giovanna Biga, Universita degli Studi di Roma. 202A Dell House. HW



Tues., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Singers perform music by Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performs music for woodwinds and brass by Krommer, Harbison and Lambert. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Schoenberg and Adams. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert; featured work is Mozart's Serenade No. 9 in D Major. $8 general admission, $6 for senior citizens. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. HW

Sun., Nov. 9, 4 p.m. Performance by organist Donald Sutherland. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Thurs., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Discussion and book signing by Baltimore Sun columnist and WYPR news analyst C. Fraser Smith of his latest book Here Lies Jim Crow: Civil Rights in Maryland. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Genetic Manipulations in the Fruit Fly Fight Club: Love and War in a Single Gene and Other Stories," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Edward Kravitz, Harvard Medical School. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. "The Weighted-Heat Equation With Applications," an Analysis seminar with Andrew Raich, University of Arkansas. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. "Metabolic Stability and the Evolution of Life Span," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Lloyd Demetrius, Harvard University/Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. "Unraveling the Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Helicases Associated With Cancer, Aging and Human Disease," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Brosh, NIA/NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 3, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "Mapping the Microcircuitry of Attention: Attentional Modulation Varies Across Cell Classes in Visual Area V4" with John Reynolds, the Salk Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. "Coordination of Robotic Networks," a Computer Science seminar with Francesco Bullo, University of California, Santa Barbara. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Nov. 4, noon. "Quantitative Phosphoproteomic Dissection of Signaling Pathways Applied to T Cell and Mast Cell Signaling," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Arthur Salomon, Brown University. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. "On the Monotone Likelihood Ratio Property for the Convolution of Independent Binomial Random Variables," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Andrey Rukhin. 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. "K3-surfaces With Special Symmetry," an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Alan Huckleberry, Ruhr University of Bochum. 104 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. "Challenges in Clinical Trials Networks," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Neil Bressler, SoM. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 5, 2 p.m. "Microbial Rhodopsins: Light-gated Ion Channels and Pumps as Tools in Neuro- and Cell Biology," a Physiology seminar with Ernst Bamberg, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics. 203 Physiology. EB

Wed., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. "Finite Symmetry Groups in Complex Geometry," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Alan Huckleberry, Ruhr University of Bochum. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 3:30 p.m. "Electrochemical Stability of Nanometer-scale Metal Particles," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Karl Sieradzki, Arizona State University. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Fourier-Domain Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography for Sensing and Imaging in Microsurgery," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Jae Ho Han, WSE. 114 Barton. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 4 p.m. "Transatlantic Transsexuality: Femininity and Feminism in Jan Morris' Conundrum and Deirdre McClosky's Crossing," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Dan O'Connor, Greenwall Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics and the History of Medicine. Co-sponsored by History of Medicine. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Wed., Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Densities of Excitation and ISI for Cortical Neurons via Laplace Transforms," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Toby Berger, University of Virginia. B17 CSEB. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. "Motion of Droplets on Surfaces Induced by Noise and a Bias," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Manoj Chaudhury, Lehigh University. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. "The Lobbyist Panel," a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with lobbyists Barbara Brocato, Frank Boston, Don Murphy, Robin Shaivitz and Pegeen Townsend. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. "Inside and Out: Microbial Recognition and Signaling in Drosophila Immunity," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with Neal Silverman, University of Massachusetts Medical School. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. "Heads and Tails: Regulation of a Copper-Transporting P-type ATPase in Epithelial Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Ann Hubbard, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Magma at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository" with Bruce Marsh, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. "Insight Into Stroke Damage and Recovery From Imaging Individual Synapses and Circuits in Mice in vivo," a Neuroscience research seminar with Tim Murphy, University of British Columbia. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, 3 p.m. "Design for Product-Embedded Disassembly," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Kazuhiro Saitou, University of Michigan. 210 Hodson. HW

Fri., Nov. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Estimation of Premature Mortality and Morbidity in Saudi Arabia From Increased Particulate Matter Levels Associated with the 1990-91 Gulf War," an Epidemiology seminar with Ronald White, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 10, noon. "Advancing Out of Poverty: Social Class Worldview and Its Relation to Resilience," an Institute for Policy Studies brown bag seminar with Melissa Abelev, Tulane University. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Sensing Sterol and Oxygen in the Control of Cell Metabolism," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Peter Espenshade, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m. "When Epidemiology Field Trials Fail — Are Our Interventions Too Weak or Our Controls Too Strong?" an Epidemiology seminar with David Celentano, SPH. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. "The Psychological, Family and Sexual Experiences of Young People in Uganda: Does Orphanhood Play a Role?" a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Esther Kaggwa. W3031 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. "Kahler-Ricci Flow and Stability," an Analysis seminar with Valentino Tosatti, Harvard University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Live Hard and Die Young: Trade-offs Between Reproductive Success and Susceptibility to Hantavirus Infection in Rats," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Sabra Klein, SPH. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. "Opportunity and Choice in the Construction of Manchu Power," a History seminar with Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study. 102B Dell House. HW


Special Events

Thurs., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. JHSPH United Way Thursday, free fountain soda from Jay's to anyone who completes the United Way form. Stop by the United Way table at the Monument Street entrance of the Wolfe Street building to pick up a ticket. Donors will also be included in a drawing (on 11/21) for a $200 gift certificate to the Apple Store. Sponsored by Office of External Affairs. 9th Floor Cafe, SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins Children's Center's annual fall preview fashion show, highlighting the Miracle Collection, a popular line of men's neckties. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) The show will feature the pediatric patients who designed the ties, escorted by local celebrities. Turner Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. The 2008 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents comedian Will Ferrell. Shriver Auditorium. HW

Fri., Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sixth Annual Johns Hopkins Chili Cook-Off. Spectators can sample chili — and bake-off items — while they last, or pay $5 for lunch, which includes chili, cornbread, dessert and a drink. All proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund and the United Way of Central Maryland. 12:30 p.m. Winners announced. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., Nov. 7, noon to 1:30 p.m. First Fridays potluck for international spouses, sponsored by the JH International Society. Each person should bring a food item to share with four to six people. Children are welcome to attend. RSVP to Reed Hall. EB

Sat., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. "Cultural Festival/Culture Show," showcase of art and dance performances sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Shriver Hall. HW

Sun., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eighth Annual Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers' Seminar, sponsored by Peabody Dance, with guest artists Marcia Dale Weary of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Barbara Sandonato, formerly with the Pennsylvania Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada; and Rafael Grigorian, former principal dancer and ballet master with the Kirov and Bolshoi ballets. Dance studios, Preparatory. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Diwali and Dandiya Nite '08, the Indian festival of lights. Sponsored by the Indian Graduate Students Association. $8. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Fri., Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Biology of Molecules, the Chemistry of Life symposium, with Don Cleveland, University of California, San Diego; C. Ronald Kahn, Harvard Medical School; Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School; Susan Lindquist, MIT/HHMI; Thomas Pollard, Yale University; and Joan Steitz, Yale University. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. Turner Auditorium and Concourse. EB



Fri., Nov. 7; Sat., Nov. 8; and Sun., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. The Barnstormers present Tom Stoppard's intellectual farce Arcadia. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets presents an evening of comedy improvisation. Sponsored by Student Development and Programming. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. "Google — More Than Fast Searching," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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