Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 15, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 15, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 3
 

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops and Training

 

Colloquia

Tues., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. "The Irreducible Plurality of Subjectivity and Sovereignty in Islamic Southeast Asia," an Anthropology colloquium with Thomas Gibson, University of Rochester. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. "Gorillamania Meets Pithecophobia: Irreverence, Evolution and Vernacular Science, 1859-1929," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Constance Clark, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, 3505 North Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. "Realizing Memex Digital Capture, Storage and Utilization of All Personal Information," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Language Use at Two Time-scales: Word Recognition and Word Learning as the Interaction of Online Processes and Developmental History," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Bob McMurray, University of Iowa. 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Language Use at Two Timescales: Word Recognition and Word Learning as the Interaction of Online Processes and Developmental History," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Bob McMurray, University of Iowa. 134A Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. "High Performance Computing Considered Harmful or What Will Really Improve Scientific Computing," an STScI Engineering colloquium with Greg Wilson, University of Toronto. Bahcall Auditorium, STScI. HW

 

Conference

Tues., Sept. 16, noon. "Intervening With Drug Abusing Patients in Primary Care Medical Settings: New Research Evidence, Practice Guidelines and Policy Changes," a special research conference with Bertha Madras, Office of National Drug Control Policy (Executive Office of the President). Co-sponsored by Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SoM and Mental Health at SPH. 1-191 Meyer. EB

 

Discussion/Talks

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. "We Three Deans: How I Would Advise the Next President," a panel discussion with Martha Hill, dean of the School of Nursing; Edward Miller, dean of the School of Medicine; and Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

 

Film/Video

Tues., Sept. 16, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Special live Webcast of novelist Philip Roth being interviewed about his new novel, Indignation, by author Ben Taylor. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

 

Grand Rounds

Fri., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Communication in an Information Arena: Supporting Clinical Communication Through Informatics," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Yan Xiao, University of Maryland. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

 

Information Sessions

Wed., Sept. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information session and reception for the Master of Liberal Arts program, an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about the program, talk to the associate program chair, submit an application and enjoy light refreshments. RSVP online at mla.jhu.edu. Mason Hall HW

 

Lectures

Wed., Sept. 17, 4 p.m., and Fri., Sept. 19, 8 a.m. "Natural Disaster Preparation (Blizzards, Hurricanes, Tornados)," an Office of Emergency Management lecture by Deborah Dang, JHH, and Howard Gwon, JHH. Disaster-related topics for department disaster coordinators, management teams, and shift coordinators and supervisors. 201 Billings Administration. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, 10:45 a.m. "Realizing Memex — Digital Capture, Storage and Utilization of All Personal Information," a Computer Science lecture by Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. B17 CSEB. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4:15 p.m. "Inequality in Latin America: A Dialogue on Race, Poverty and Development Realities," the 2008-2009 inaugural lecture of the Center for Africana Studies, by Claire Nelson, Inter-American Investment Corp. and the Institute of Carribbean Studies. 228 Garland. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, 6 p.m. "Parent and Daughter Evening Under the Stars," an STScI family-geared astronomy lecture and science activity, followed by stellar observations, with Kathy Flanagan, director, Mission Office for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Muller Auditorium. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. "Wrestling With Orlando: Chivalric Pastoral in Shakespeare's Arden," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Albert Ascoti, University of California, Berkeley. 101A Dell House. HW

 

Reading

Mon., Sept. 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reading and book signing by critically acclaimed Baltimore-based authors Jessica Anya Blau and Michael Kimball, from their latest novels. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) HW

 

Seminars

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Live Imaging in Zebrafish Reveals a Critical Period for Axon Regeneration in the Skin," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alvaro Sagasti, UCLA. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Studying Medication Adherence in Hypertension and Beyond," an Epidemiology faculty candidate seminar with Paul Muntner, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. "Useful Signals From Motor Cortex," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh. G007 BRB. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. "Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cancer Among Diverse Populations," an Epidemiology faculty candidate seminar with Meira Epplein. W2017 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. "Global Existence for the Defocusing Cubic Wave Equation in Dimension 3," an Analysis seminar with Tristan Roy, UCLA. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. "Discovery of a Ubiquitin-like Protein Involved in the Proteasome Pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Heran Darwin, NYU School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Manipulating Intra- and Inter- Hemispheric Motor Cortical Excitability: A Candidate Priming Mechanism for Walking Training Post- Stroke," with James Stinear, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 16, noon. "Postranscriptional Regulation in the Mechanism of Action of Glucocorticoids," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Faoud Ishmael, JHMI. 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., Sept. 17, 10 a.m. "Environmental Health and Injury & Prevention at the CDC," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Henry Falk, director, Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Wed., Sept. 17, noon. "Vulnerability to Ozone: Lessons Learned From Lab Studies of Humans and Rodent Models," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with William Foster, Duke University. W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. "On Berman-Berndtsson-Sjostrand's Approach to the Asymptotics of the Bergman Kernel," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Hamid Hezari, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. "Stitching Time: Accelerating the Simulation of Materials Systems," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Michael Falk, WSE. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon. "Climate Impacts and Cost of Inaction: Empirical Evidence and Policy Options for the U.S.," a Connecting Health and Sustainability seminar with Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland, College Park. Second in a series co-sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future; Health, Behavior and Society; and the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. W1030 SPH (Anna Baetjer Room). EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon. "Resistance to New and Old Antimalarial Drugs," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Miriam Laufer, University of Maryland, Baltimore. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon. The Randolph K. Bromery Seminar — "The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury: It's Not the Humidity, It's the Heat!" with Louise Prockter, APL. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 1 p.m. "Kalirin Knockout Mice: Dendritic Spines and Cocaine Sensitivity," a Neuroscience research seminar with Richard Mains, University of Connecticut Health Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "How Sweet It Is: Post-translational Modifications That Regulate Cell Interactions Point to Potential Biomarkers," a Biology seminar with J. Michael Pierce, director, UGA Cancer Center/University of Georgia. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Changes in the Amount of Cigarettes Smoked per Day in the U.S.: An Application of Multilevel and Longitudinal Analysis to the Tobacco Use Supplement of the Current Population Survey, 1992 — 2003," an Epidemiology doctoral research proposal with Raydel Valdes- Salgado. W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., Sept. 19, 1 p.m. "Mice to Men and Theory to Therapeutics for Down Syndrome," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Roger Reeves, SoM. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., Sept. 22, 11 a.m. "Mitochondrial Regulation of Leydig Cell Steroid Synthesis: Implications for the Age-related Decline in Male Testosterone Production," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Andrew Midzak. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Yeast Prions: Parallel In-Register Beta Sheet Structure Explains How a Protein Can Be a Gene," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Reed Wickner, NIDDK/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. "Using Mitochondrial Mutator Mice to Study the Role of mtDNA Mutations in Aging," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Tomas Prolla, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Co- sponsored by the Older Americans Independence Center, Epidemiology and the Biostatistics of Aging Training Program. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument Street. EB

Mon., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "A Molecular View of EGFR/ErbB Signaling and ErbB-targeted Cancer Therapies," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniel Leahy, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "UP States Render Neocortical Circuits Less Sensitive to Thalamic Inputs," with Jason MacLean, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

 

Special Events

Wed., Sept. 17, noon to 3 p.m. SOURCE Community Involvement Fair, a chance to learn how to become involved with local nonprofits and community-based organizations, and get information about volunteering and service opportunities. Open to the entire Hopkins community. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Wed., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. "How Supreme Court Justices Are Selected — and What Difference It Makes," a public colloquium with speaker and moderator Joel Grossman, KSAS. Students, faculty and staff, and the general public, are invited to participate in discussion. Part of the university's observance of Constitution Day. Sponsored by Political Science, IPS and Government, Community and Public Affairs. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. The 2008 Constitutional Forum — "The Election and the Supreme Court," with legal affairs analyst Jeffrey Toobin, in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day. (See story, "Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, colloquium mark Constitution Day," in this issue.) Sponsored by Political Science, the Institute for Policy Studies and Government, Community and Public Affairs. 110 Hodson. HW

Fri., Sept. 19, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Launch of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative and the first annual Vaccine Day, with a keynote address, "Diplomatic Immunity: Improving Global Access to Vaccines and Good Health," by David Heyman, WHO, who will also be awarded the Dean's Medal. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative and the Office of External Affairs. W1214 SPH. EB

 

Sports

Wed., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Salisbury. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Women's Soccer, Blue Jays vs. Washington (Maryland). Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer, Blue Jays vs. Swarthmore. Homewood Field. HW

 

Workshops and Training

Thurs., Sept. 18, 1 p.m. "Using Tablet PCs," a Center for Educational Resources workshop and demonstration. Open to faculty, staff and students only. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 
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