Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 10, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 10, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 11

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Dance | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops



A night of a cappella
About 100 students sing in a cappella groups on the Homewood campus, and this week they — and you, too — get the opportunity to hear a dean hit the right notes as well. Saturday night's concert features the award-winning Tone Rangers, above, whose members include John Bader (center), associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the Krieger School. JHU's Vocal Chords and Sirens open the show. See Music.

Tues., Nov. 11, 4 to 7 p.m. Presentation of summer fieldwork by second-year anthropology graduate students. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 11, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "It Takes Alkynes to Make a World — New Methods for the Formation of Annulenes, Cinnolines and Isoindazoles" with Michael Haley, University of Oregon. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 3 p.m. " 'Excrement, and the Origins of Forgetfulness': Rethinking the History of Humors," a Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Fri., Nov. 14, 2 p.m. "Asymmetry and Change in Future Warfare," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with LTG David Barno, U.S. Army (retired) and National Defense University. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Fri., Nov. 14, 4 p.m. "Carnap and Quine on Truth by Convention" a Philosophy colloquium with Gary Ebbs, Indiana University. 102A Dell House. HW



Sat., Nov. 15, 8:15 a.m. "A Woman's Journey," annual one-day women's health conference, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine. For information or to register, go to: or call 410-955-8660. Registration for Hopkins employees is $85.50; $95 for non-Hopkins employees and $75 for students. Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel.



Sat., Nov. 15, 7 p.m. "Nritya Mala," an exhibition of classical Indian dance with the Shakti Dance Troupe, JHU student dance company. All proceeds go toward C.R.Y., an Indian child relief organization. Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., Nov. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Access to Experts," an Academic Careers panel discussion on careers in the academic field; panelists will also answer questions from students. Sponsored by Career Services. W4019 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 17, noon. "Moving Toward Universal Health Care: Alternative Approaches to Reform in the U.S.," a panel discussion with David Himmelstein, Harvard University; Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation; and Brad Herring, SPH. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Screening of The Business of Being Born, a documentary about birthing policy in the U.S., followed by discussion and refreshments. Sponsored by the Women's Health Action Group. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. The Film and Media Studies Program presents a screening of Chris and Don: A Love Story, followed by a discussion with Don Bachardy, one of the subjects of the film, and filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara. Co-sponsored by the Homewood Arts Program; Homewood Art Workshops; Department of English; Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality; the Writing Seminars; and the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance. 110 Hodson. HW

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents the action-comedy Pineapple Express. Mudd Auditorium. HW


Grand Rounds

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "New Ideas About Human Behavior in Economics and Medicine," Preventive Medicine grand rounds with Peter Orszag, director, Congressional Budget Office. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Wed., Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. Information session for the Diversity Summer Internship Program with Kimberly Saunders, director of student diversity at the School of Public Health. Sponsored by the Public Health Studies Program. 101 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. Information session on employment opportunities at Health Core, with representatives from the company. Sponsored by Career Services. W4019 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. Information session for Urban Health Institute Small Grants Program for Research, Development and Education. Open to Hopkins faculty and students partnered with a community agency or community leader. E4611 SPH. EB



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. 11, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture Series — "Global Sensitivity Analysis: A Paradigm for Reporting Honest Inferences About Treatment Effects From Observational Data" by Daniel Scharfstein, SPH. Sponsored by the Dean's Office. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "Political Theory and Fiction in 'The King's Two Bodies' " a Tudor and Stuart lecture by Victoria Kahn, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by English. 201C Dell House. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 7:30 a.m. The Alfred Blalock Lectureship — "Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement — Where Are We Heading and What About BAV and the Arch?" by D. Craig Miller, Stanford University School of Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. "Tackling Non-Adherence With Immunosuppressive Drugs: A Crucial Pathway to Improve Outcomes in Solid Organ Transplantation," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag lecture by Sabina DeGeest, University of Basel, Switzerland. No registration is required. 10 SoN. EB

Fri., Nov. 14, 3 p.m. The 2008 AEESP Distinguished Lecture — "Membrane Technology in the Water Industry: Achievements and Challenges" by Tony Fane, University of Massachusetts. 234 Ames. HW

Fri., Nov. 14, 5:15 p.m. The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Virginia Cox, NYU. 101A Dell House. HW



Wed., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Violinist Herbert Greenberg performs music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, $5 students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. The Sirens, an all-female JHU a cappella group, presents its fall concert. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 15, 3 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series@the BMA, the Discovery Series, presents Richard Egarr, harpsichord, who will perform selections from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. A cappella concert featuring Dean John Bader and the Tone Rangers, an all-male a cappella group. Concert will include opening acts by two Homewood student a cappella groups, the Vocal Chords and Sirens. $8 general admission; $3 students. For ticket information or reservations, e-mail Eric Beatty at Sponsored by Homewood Arts Programs. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW



Thurs., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Robert L. Park, University of Maryland physics professor, will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science. (See "In Brief," in this week's issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



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

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "The TRP Channel Superfamily: From Sensory Signaling to Neurodegenerative Disease," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Craig Montell, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "The Role of Redox Chemistry in Protein Import in the Mitochondrial Intermembrane Space," a Physiology seminar with Carla Koehler, UCLA. Physiology Research Conference Room. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, noon. "Active Shooter Incidents," a CEPAR Emergency Preparedness seminar, co- sponsored by Corporate Security and JHSPH Support Services. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., Nov. 11, 12:10 p.m. "Exploring Relationships Between Organizational Safety Climate and Nurse Injury," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Jennifer Taylor, Drexel University School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Working Effectively With the Congress — Tips From Inside," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Fatema Sumar, congressional fellow in the office of Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA). Co-sponsored by the J.B. Grant International Society and the SPH Student Assembly. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. "From Volumes of Line Bundles to Equidistribution," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Robert Berman, Chalmers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, noon. "The Author As a Theoretical Problem for Feminism," a Humanities seminar and discussion based on papers by Toril Moi and Jacques Derrida. 202B Dell House. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, noon. "HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Girls Engaging in Sexual Activity With Minibus Drivers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" with Amy Goh (SoN); and "Evaluation of Surgical and Anesthesia Access and Appropriate Technology in the Gambia" with Adam Iddriss (SoM), Framework Program in Global Health research presentations. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health. W2015 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 1:03 p.m. "Two Structures of the B-2-Adrenergic Receptor," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with William Weis, Stanford University School of Medicine. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "Whisker-mediated Texture Classification: The Transformation Carried Out by the Sensory System" with Mathew Diamond, International School for Advanced Studies. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. "Organic Photovoltaic Cells and Light Emitting Devices on Fiber," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Max Shtein, University of Michigan. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. "A Protein Chip Approach to Unraveling Networks and Pathways," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Heng Zhu, SoM. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. Giulia Sissa, UCLA, discusses her book Sex and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality and Classics. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 10:45 a.m. "The Changing Face of Programming," a Computer Science seminar with Brian Kernighan, Princeton University. B17 CSEB. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Magma at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Respository" with Bruce Marsh, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, noon. "Insecticides and Drugs for Malaria Control: Steps to Avoid Another Century of Evolutionary Mismanagement," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Andrew Read, Pennsylvania State University. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, noon. "Cross Talk Between Inflammation and Cancer: Role of Transcription Factor IRF-5," a Cell Biology seminar with Paula Pitha-Rowe, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. "HIV/AIDS Issues in the United States," a Health, Behavior and Society second-term seminar with Renata Arrington Sanders, SoM. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 1 p.m. "Impact of Stress on Synapses in the Amygdala: Implications for Anxiety Disorders," a Neuroscience research seminar with Sumantra Chattarji, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Statistical Assessment of the Influence of Climate Change and Climate Variability on Hurricane Hazards," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Seth Guikema, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "The Death Penalty in Late Medieval Catalona Reality and Significations," a European History seminar with Flocel Sabate, University of Lleida. 102B Dell House. HW

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Rise of the Actin Machines," a Biology seminar with Bruce Goode, Brandeis University. 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Nov. 17, noon. "China and the Global Aid Regime," a Political Science seminar with Deborah Brautigam, American University. Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Nov. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Fat and Feeding Regulatory Circuits in C. elegans," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Kaveh Ashrafi, University of California, San Francisco. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 17, 3 p.m. "Impact of Prescription Drug Insurance on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries With Depression," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Megan Alice O'Brien. 688 Hampton House. EB


Special Events

Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m. "Mark: Beauty and Fashion Bash," an event sponsored by Cosmopolitan magazine, with guest speaker Amy Pigliacampo, handbag designer and founder of Freddy and Ma. There will be free Cosmo tote bags, free coffee, a special sweepstake and photos taken by a Cosmo photographer. The event will be featured in the March issue of Cosmo. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

SPORTS Sat., Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Football, Blue Jays vs. McDaniel. Homewood Field. HW



Wed., Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. "Redesigning East Baltimore," an Urban Health Institute quarterly symposium, a discussion about redevelopment efforts in East Baltimore with panelists Douglas Miles, bishop, Koinonia Baptist Church and clergy co-chair, BUILD; Edward Sabatino, executive director, HEBCAC; Jack Shannon, president and CEO, East Baltimore Development Inc.; and Marie Washington, president, East Baltimore Community Corp. (See "In Brief," in this week's issue.) W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Thurs., Nov. 13, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Google Sketchup," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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