Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 14, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 14, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 30

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops



The critically acclaimed western 'Tears of the Black Tiger' — a pastiche of cinematic themes, styles and characters from the heroic years of Thai genre cinema — lights up the screen this week, when the Johns Hopkins Film Festival brings the Homewood campus four days of documentaries, features and shorts by independent filmmakers. See Special Events.

Tues., April 15, 4:15 p.m. "Synthetic Molecules That Control Binding to Nucleic Acid ," a Chemistry colloquium with Daniel Appella, NIDDK/NIH. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 16, 4:30 p.m. "In Search of the Castrato's Voice," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Martha Feldman, University of Chicago. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., April 17, 3 p.m. "Investigating the Criminal Chromosome: Narrative of the XYY Controversy," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Ami Karlage, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., April 17, 3 p.m. "Reactor Neutrino Experiments and the Hunt for the Little Mixing Angle," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Michael Shaevitz, Columbia University. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., April 17, 3:45 p.m. "When Is Infant Language Learning Special, and When Is It Not?" a Cognitive Science colloquium with Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin. 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "The Inter-American Development Bank and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America," a Program in Latin American Studies colloquium with Carlos Eloy Viteri Gualinga, Inter- American Development Bank. 400 Macaulay. HW

Fri., April 18, 4 p.m. "Actual and Virtual Chances," a Center for History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Frederick Kronz, University of Texas and National Science Foundation. Sponsored by Philosophy. 348 Gilman. HW



Mon., April 14, 3 p.m. "Science, God and Journalism," a Writing Seminars discussion with George Johnson, author and New York Times journalist. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. 323 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 16, 12:15 p.m. "What Must Happen to Make a Difference?" discussion of global warming and climate change in an open forum format. Second of three informal lunchtime gatherings intended for the entire Hopkins community. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Initiative. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 17, 5 p.m. The Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective Meeting and discussion of Michelle Ann Stephens' Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-62. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. 113 Greenhouse. HW



Tues., April 15, 5:30 p.m. Baltimore remiere of the PBS Frontline documentary on global health, Sick Around the World. Screening is followed by a Q&A with correspondent T.R. Reid, The Washington Post. Sponsored by International Health. W1214 SPH. EB


Grand Rounds

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "International Intensive Care: Eradicating Malnutrition with High-Dosage Human Rights Law," Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds with John Teton, the International Food Security Treaty Campaign. Co-sponsored by General Preventive Medicine Residency and the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Mon., April 21, 6:30 p.m. Information sessions for the MA and MA/MBA in Government, MA in Environmental Sciences and Policy, MA in Communication, MA in Applied Economics and MA in Writing programs. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.



Mon., April 14, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture IV — "Genes, Vaccines and Immune Checkpoints: An All-Out Attack on Pancreatic Cancer" by Elizabeth Jaffee, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., April 14, 6:30 p.m. "Voices From Death Row," a JHU American Civil Liberties Union lecture by exonerated Death Row inmate Ron Kleine, Witness to Innocence. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 15, 5:15 p.m. "Turin in the Age of World's Fairs," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Cristina Della Coletta, University of Virginia. 223 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 16, 4:30 p.m. The Passano Lecture — "How Calcium Triggers Neurotransmitter Release" by Thomas Sudhof, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. East Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. The Eighth Annual Daniel Nathans Lecture in Molecular Genetics — "Reciprocal Regulation of Neuron Formation by the NPAS1 and NPAS3 Transcription Factors" by Steven McKnight, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. The Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture — "Structure-based Genome Surveillance Mechanisms in a 'Simple' Eukaryote" by Nobel laureate Andy Fire, Stanford University. (See story, "Nobel laureate Andrew Fire to give 2008 Morgan Lecture," in this issue.) Part of the Pioneers in Biology lecture series. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 17, 4:30 p.m. "It Could Be Raining: Hurricane Katrina From a Public Servant's Perspective," an Institute for Policy Studies lecture by Jullette Saussy, medical director of the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department, chief medical officer of the Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety. Part of the Revitalizing Government Service discussion series. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 17, 5:15 p.m. "Vico as Topic in Early Modern Intellectual History," a Philological Society lecture by Nancy Struever, KSAS. 223 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 17, 7 p.m. Financial Industry Leader Lecture — "How Are Technological, Market and Data Advances Affecting Job Opportunities in the Investment Industry?" by Alfred Berkeley III, Pipeline Trading Systems LLC. Inaugural lecture sponsored by the Carey Business School Finance Club and Carey Business School. RSVP to Rome Auditorium. SAIS



Mon., April 14, 7 p.m. The Alan Munshower Trio (formerly the Boostimus Quartet) performs at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. Charles Commons. HW

Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. The Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, perform works by Schubert and Mussorgsky. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Open House

Wed., April 16, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Center for Africana Studies Open House, hosted by Floyd Hayes III, senior lecturer in Political Science and coordinator of programs and undergraduate studies. 110 Greenhouse. HW



Mon., April 14, noon. "Activities of Chromatin-Remodeling Complex DNA Damage Responses," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Ashby Morrison, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Co-sponsored by the Center for Epigenetics. 612 Physiology. EB

Mon., April 14, 12:15 p.m. "Ethics and the Use of Evidence to Improve 'Value' in Health Care," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Steven Pearson, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, Harvard Medical School. Co-sponsored by the Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Health Policy and Management and the Interdepartmental Health Economics Program. W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., April 14, 3 p.m. "Strichartz Estimates for the Wave Equation on Domains and Applications," a Mathematics/Analysis seminar with Matt Blair, University of New Mexico and University of Rochester. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 14, 4 p.m. "Dynamics of Gene Expression and Signal Transduction in Single Cells: Noise, Feedback and Survival," a Biophysics seminar with Alexander van Oudenaarden, MIT. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 14, 4 p.m. "Design and Study of New Nitroxyl (HNO) Precursors and Their Potential in the Treatment of Heart Failure," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with John Toscano, KSAS. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., April 15, noon. "TRPC1: A Core Component of Store-Operated Calcium Entry Channels," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Indu Ambudkar, NIH/NIDCR. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 15, 3 p.m. "Sexual Harassment Prevention," a DoGEE seminar with Allison Boyle, equity compliance specialist, JHU. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 15, 4 p.m. "Torus Graph Inference for Detection of Localized Activity," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Elizabeth Beer. 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., April 15, 4 p.m. Anthropology student presentations by Todd Meyers and David Schrag. 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., April 16, 1:30 p.m. "Analysis in Design of Membrane Proteins," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with William DeGrado, University of Pennsylvania. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., April 16, 3:30 p.m. "Applications of Focused Ion Beam Systems in Microelectronics Analysis," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Ann Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 16, 4 p.m. "Active Site and Docking Site Profiling of Protein Kinases," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Ben Turk, Yale University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 17, 10:45 a.m. "Microfluidics as a Tool to Enable Research and Discovery in the Life Sciences," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Laurie Locascio, NIST. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 17, noon. "Mechanisms Guiding Organ Regeneration in Zebrafish," a Cell Biology seminar with Kenneth Poss, Duke University Medical Center. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 17, noon. "Ecology of West Nile Virus in California," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with William Reisen, University of California, Davis. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 17, 12:10 p.m. "Malaria: Why Advocacy Matters," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Matthew Lynch, SPH. Part of the series Disease Prevention Communication: Latest Developments for Safe Water, Hygiene and Malaria. W3031 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 17, 2 p.m. "The Copper Chaperone as a Dual Regulator of Effects Related to Oxidative Stress and Chromatin Remodeling," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Janella Ulloa. W7023 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 17, 4 p.m. "A Maximin Location Problem Heuristic," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Beryl Castello, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., April 18, noon. "Mainstreaming Emergency Contraception in Ghanaian Post-Abortion Clinics" with Andreea Creanga and "Rural-to-Urban Migrants As Important Bridging Populations in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic" with Cui Yang, Framework Program in Global Health research presentations sponsored by the Center for Global Health. W3031 SPH. EB

Fri., April 18, 12:15 p.m. "The 10-Step Program for Building a Clinical Data Repository for Research," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Mark Weiner, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., April 18, 12:15 p.m. "Notch Signaling Balances Proliferation and Differentiation in Developing Lens," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Junling Jia, Baylor College of Medicine. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 21, 12:15 p.m. "Maintaining the End: Regulation of Telomerase in Yeast," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Virginia Zakian, Princeton University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Special Events

Mon., April 14, 8 p.m. The 2008 Foreign Affairs Symposium — "Journalism in a War Zone," a talk by CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Tues., April 15, 3 to 5 p.m. New Investigators' Day, award ceremony recognizing young investigators at SoN who will also give presentations of their work. Sponsored by the Center for Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects. 140 SoN. EB

Wed., April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fourth Annual Biomedical Career Fair, sponsored by the Professional Development Office. Turner Concourse. EB

Thurs., April 17, 3 p.m. "This Is Rocket Science," a talk by NASA administrator Michael Griffin. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 17, through Sun., April 20. The 2008 Johns Hopkins Film Festival. $5 per show, $10 for day pass and $20 for festival pass. Shriver Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 17:
8 p.m. Screening of L.I.E.

Fri., April 18:
8 p.m. Tears of the Black Tiger>
10 p.m. Night Fifty

Sat., April 19:
12:30 p.m. Guitar Holiday
1:30 p.m. Shorts 1
3 p.m. Vivian Pusher
4 p.m. Abel Raises Cain
5:30 p.m. Alan Abel, subject of the documentary Abel Raises Cain, will be present after the screening for a Q&A session. A reception follows.
8 p.m. The Delicate Art of the Rifle

Sun., April 20:
noon. African Underground
1:30 p.m. Shorts 2
3 p.m. Ebony Chunky Love: Bitch Can't Get a Date
6 p.m. Waiting for NESARA
8 p.m. Run Granny Run

Fri., April 18, 12:30 p.m. "Carving a Path for East-West Dialogue: The Works and Mission of the Daniel Pearl Foundation," a talk by Judea Pearl, father of Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, on the significance of the foundation's mission. Co-sponsored by External Affairs and Biostatistics. W2030 SPH. EB

Sat., April 19, 10 a.m. Reading of the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and a visit by Cookie Mouse. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Tues., April 15, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays v. Dickinson. HW

Sat., April 19, 12:30 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays v. Franklin and Marshall. HW

Mon., April 21, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays v. TCNJ. HW



Tues., April 15, 12:45 p.m. 22nd Annual Mood Disorders Research/Education Symposium, the latest research/treatment findings on depression and bipolar disease in women and adolescents, with faculty and guests Dorothy Hamill and Mariette Hartley. $175 for physicians, $135 for non-physicians. Sponsored by SoM Continuing Medical Education, Psychiatry, IJHN and JH Mood Disorders Center. Turner Auditorium. EB



Tues., April 15, 8:30 a.m. to noon. "Influence and Power Case Study: A Workshop for Women in Leadership — Part Two," co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the Center for Training and Education. The PBS Nova documentary The Secret of Photo 51 will also be shown and discussed. To register go to: m.pdf. Suite 1/500, Room 500Q, 2024 East Monument St. EB

Thurs., April 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The Mechanics of Leadership: Influencing Interpersonal and Group Outcomes," a Center for Training and Education workshop wth Dick Kilburg. To register go to m.pdf. B101 Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

Thurs., April 17, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Second Life," a demonstration of the immersive 3-D virtual environment of Second Life, and discussion of its use by faculty and students in university settings, with Macie Hall and Reid Sczerba. Designed for faculty but open to teaching assistants and staff. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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