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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 4, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 20
 

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Artist/Author Barry Nemett to Speak in Mattin Center

Artist Barry Nemett, chair of the Painting Department at Maryland Institute College of Art, will give a slide talk and reading from his new novel, Crooked Tracks, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Room 101 of the Mattin Center's F. Ross Jones Building, Homewood campus.

The talk, "Fiction and Vision: Pigments of Imagination," will explore the overlap of Nemett's twin passions, painting and writing. Recently published by Barnhardt & Ashe, Crooked Tracks is an unusual coming-of-age tale set in the 1960s that interweaves color reproductions of classical and contemporary masterworks with a compelling, intimate narrative.

While it is not unusual for a painter to write poetry, essays or criticism, Nemett is one of only a few to publish a work of sustained fiction.

Nemett has taught drawing and painting at MICA for more than 35 years, chairing the Painting Department since 1990. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree at Pratt Institute and his master of fine arts degree at Yale. In addition to his novel, he has written a textbook, Images, Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts, and numerous catalog, magazine and journal articles.

Nemett has curated several traveling exhibitions and has exhibited his own work nationally and internationally. His visiting artist residencies have included the Art Institute of Chicago, New York Studio School and Prince-ton University, as well as international programs in Italy, France, Scotland and Japan. His awards include a Ford Foundation grant to Italy and an ITT International Travel Fellowship/Fulbright Hays grant to Spain.

"Fiction and Vision: Pigments of Imagination" is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops, the Writing Seminars and Homewood Arts Programs. A book signing will follow Nemett's talk and reading. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-516-6705.

 

Colloquia

Tues., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "The Identity of the Scottish Enlightenment," a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Knud Haakonssen, University of Sussex. Sponsored by Philosophy. 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Feb. 6, 4:30 to 7 p.m. "Dub Music of Jamaica: The Acoustics of Diaspora and the Post-Colony," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Michael Veal, Yale University. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 7, 3 p.m. "Unmade Men: Impotence in 18th-Century England," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Barbara Chubak, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

 

Discussion/Talks

Thurs., Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective discussion of Saidiya Hartman's book Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. 113 Greenhouse. HW

 

Forum

Thurs., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Science for Global Health Research: Fostering International Collaboration," a Global Health Leaders forum with James Herrington, Fogarty International Center/NIH. Sponsored by International Health and the Center for Global Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

 

Lectures

Mon., Feb. 4, 3 p.m. "Proteolysis and the Cell Cycle," a Cell Biology "Discovery" lecture by Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., Feb. 4, 5:15 p.m. "Changer la Vie: Poetique de la Revolution Litteraire" ("Changing Life: The Poetics of Literary Revolt")," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Arnaud Buchs, University of Lausanne. 336 Gilman. HW

Wed., Feb. 6, 5:15 p.m. "Dadomorphosis — The Case of Claude Louis-Combet," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Stephanie Boulard, Georgia Tech. 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. The Templeton Lectures — "Religion Is Natural" by Paul Bloom, Yale University. Part of the Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. Fourth in the series. 26 Mudd. HW

Mon., Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Finding Funding for Your Research," a Welch Library lecture by Stella Seal, SoM. B14B Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture II — "The Golgi Complex: Life and Death of an Enigmatic Cellular Organelle" by Carolyn Machamer, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Feb. 11, 5:15 p.m. "Remarks on a New Regime of Historicity: Marcel Proust and Jacques Roubaud," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Maria Muresan, ENS. 336 Gilman. HW

 

Music

Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Ives, Mahler and Strauss, with baritone William Sharp. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. Organ recital by distinguished visiting artist and concert organist Dame Gillian Weir. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

 

Seminars

Mon., Feb. 4, noon. "Sudan Village Midwives, 1920-2008: Pioneering Programming in Primary Care," an International Health seminar with Hassan Bella, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. W2015 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Muscle Regeneration: Basic and Applied," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Eric Hoffman, Children's National Medical Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 4, and Tues., Feb. 5, 3 p.m. "On Rankin-Cohen Deformations," a Mathematics seminar with Yi-Jun Yao, Vanderbilt University. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 4, 3 p.m. "Super-Rigidity of CR Embeddings Into Pseudo-Concave Hyperquadrics," a Mathematics seminar with Peter Ebenfelt, University of California, San Diego. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m. "Representing Cohomology Theories in the Triangulated Category of Motives," a Mathematics seminar with Chenghao Chu, Northwestern University. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Feb. 5, noon. "Regulation of Myc-Induced Cell Growth by the Novel Histone H3-K4 Demethylase Lid," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Julie Secombe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Co- sponsored by the Center for Epigenetics. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Arithmetic Properties of Rationally Con-nected Varieties and Other Similar Varieties," a Mathematics seminar with Chenyang Xu, Princeton University. 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. "Why Bother with Quality Assessment of Studies Included in Systematic Reviews?" a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Henry Jampel, SoM. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 6, 10 a.m. "Women's Place of Delivery and Experience of Quality in Delivery Care: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study in Nairobi's Informal Settlements," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Eva Bazant. E4611 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 6, noon. "Role and Mechanisms of Endothelial Cell Apoptosis in Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Anne Le, SoM. W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Toxicity Testing for Hazard ID and Dose Response in Risk Assessment: Current Practice and Strategy for the Future," a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar with James Yager, SPH, and Alan Goldberg, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. W3030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. "Structure, Function and Evolution of Bacteriophage Tails," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry special seminar with Petr Leiman, Purdue University. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 6, 3 p.m. "Groups of Smooth Loci of Log Del Pezzo Surfaces," a Mathematics seminar with Chenyang Xu, Princeton University. 308 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Feb. 7, noon. "The Illusion of Certainty: Health Benefits and Risks," an Institute for Policy Studies brown-bag seminar with Edward Bouwer, WSE. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., Feb. 7, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Powering the Planet With the Sun: Chemical and Molecular Approaches" with Gerald Meyer, KSAS. 305 Olin. HW

Thurs., Feb. 7, 12:10 p.m. "Identifying, Packaging and Disseminating Effective HIV Behavioral Interventions: CDC's Approach to Translating Research Into Practice," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Agatha Eke, National Center for HIV/STD/TB Prevention, CDC. Part of the series Translation and Dissemination Research: The Scholarship of Public Health Action. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Concordant Perceptions of Descriptive and Injunctive Norms as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Mass Media Program Exposure on Contraceptive Adoption in Nepal," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Marc Boulay, SPH. Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Thurs., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. "Models and Models: Statistical Approaches to Combining Regional Climate Model Output," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Stephan Sain, University of Colorado, Denver. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. "Dispersion of Pollution in and above Cities," a CEAFM/Mechanical Engineering seminar with Pablo Huq, University of Delaware. 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m. "The Politics of Obesity: Ethical and Historical Considerations," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Rogan Kersh, New York University. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Fidelity in RNA Folding From Ribozymes to Ribosomes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sarah Woodson, KSAS. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. "Stability of Minimal Mass Soliton Solutions for Saturated NLS," a Mathematics seminar with Jeremy Marzuola, Columbia University. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. "Structural Studies of Metabolite-Sensing mRNAs," a Biophysics seminar with Rob Batey, University of Toronto. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. "Hormonal Control of Spermatogenesis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jonathan Jarow, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. "Operator Categories for Homotopy Coherent Algebra," a Mathematics seminar with Clark Barwick, IAS. 302 Krieger. HW

 

Special Events

Mon., Feb. 4, through Fri., Feb. 29. Black History Month events, with the theme VISAGE: Visualizing Independence While Studying African Greatness Everywhere. Various locations. (See story, "Black History Month events reflect many aspects of black culture," in this issue.)

Tues., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. 2008 Foreign Affairs Symposium: A Decade of Discussion — "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Not Learned," a talk by Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration behind the Academy Award–winning film Hotel Rwanda. (See story, "A decade of global discussion," in this issue.) Shriver Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 7, 6 p.m. "Fiction and Vision: Pigments of Imagination," a slide talk and reading by Barry Nemett, Painting Department chair at MICA, from his new novel, Crooked Tracks. A book signing will follow. Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops, Writing Seminars and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Ross Jones Bldg., Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Summer Camp Discoveries Fair, a chance to meet with representatives from various camp organizations and other groups offering summer activities. Sponsored by Worklife Programs. Turner Concourse. EB

 

Workshops and Training

Thurs., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. "J-Share: Keep Your Files Online, Share If You Like," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, KSAS. Register at www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 
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