Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 27, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 27, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 9

Weekly Calendar

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New York and Italy, As Seen By Visiting Artist Diana Horowitz

'From 7 World Trade Center,' 2007, oil on linen

Landscape painter Diana Horowitz will present a slide talk on her work on Monday, Oct. 27, on the Homewood campus. "Diana Horowitz: New York & Italy" will begin at 5:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Mattin Center's F. Ross Jones Building.

While Horowitz's unerring eye for light and atmosphere connects her plein-air canvases to the landscape studies Corot made in the Roman countryside during the 1820s, her New York subject matter — skyscrapers, elevated highways, power plants — grounds her work firmly in the present. And very few painters have been able to capture the luminous, timeless beauty of Tuscany and Umbria the way Horowitz does.

Horowitz has shown her paintings extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and in Europe. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. Her shows have been favorably reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker and New American Painting. She is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York.

Born and raised in New York City, Horowitz received her BFA from SUNY, Purchase in 1980 and her MFA from Brooklyn College in 1987. She has won, among many awards, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants and residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. In 2006, Horowitz was elected a member of the National Academy of Design. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently teaches painting and design and mentors graduate students at Brooklyn College.

"Diana Horowitz: New York & Italy" is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs.



Tues., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "Constitutional Debates and the Emergence of Secular Islam in Post- Revolutionary Iran," an Anthropology colloquium with Behrooz Ghamari, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "Combating Toxin- mediated Diseases: Engineering Post-Exposure Antitoxin Therapeutics Against Botulism" with Brenda Wilson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 3 p.m. "The Reception of Albert Einstein and His Relativity in China," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Danian Hu, CUNY. 3505 North Charles Street. HW



Thurs., Oct. 30, 5 to 8:30 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. "Re-Presentation," a French graduate student conference with keynote speaker Francois Noudelmann, University of Paris VIII. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. Boardroom, Shriver Hall. HW



Tues., Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. "Access to Experts," a SOURCE moderated panel discussion on careers in the field of nonprofits, with Lauri Richman, House of Ruth; Wes Stewart, Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning; and Traci Kodeck, Baltimore Health Care Access. Co-sponsored by SPH Career Services Office and the SoM Professional Development Office. W1030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "What Will I Do After Graduating?" a Public Health Careers alumni panel discussion. Sponsored by the JHU Career Center and the Public Health Studies Program. Boardroom, Shriver Hall. HW



Wed., Oct. 29, noon. Screening and discussion of the film The Power of Persuasion, sponsored by the MPH Health Leadership and Management Concentration. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Women, Gender and Sexuality Fall Film Festival screening of Volver (To Return). Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Mon., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Screening of The Day My God Died, an Emmy-nominated documentary, 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 are welcome. 210 Hodson. HW


Grand Rounds

Fri., Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Health Information Systems in Low-Resource Settings: The Glue of Integrated Health Systems," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Theo Lippeveld, John Snow International. Co-sponsored by SoM and SPH/Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Mon., Oct. 27, noon. Information session on benefits for School of Medicine postdocs, with Levi Watkins, SoM. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association. Turner Auditorium. EB

Mon., Oct. 27, noon. Information session for the accelerated Master of Arts in Government Program and the Aitchison Fellowship, two opportunities for undergraduates in Washington DC. 217 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Master of Liberal Arts Program, a chance to meet with faculty, discuss credentials and program requirements and submit an application. Lobby, Mason Hall. HW



Mon., Oct. 27, 5:15 p.m. "The Politics of Light: Geometrical Optics and the Reinvention of Tropical Culture in Las Casas' Apologetica historia sumaria," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Nicolas Wey-Gomez, Brown University. 201C Dell House. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 8 a.m. The Eighth Annual William Wallace Scott Research Lecture — "Defining Molecular Mechanisms of Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer: Role of Stress-Activated Cytoprotective Chaperones sCLU-2 and Hsp27" by Martin Gleave, University of British Columbia. Owens Auditorium, CRB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. The 2008 John C. and Susan S.G. Wierman Lecture — "Identifying Pollution Source Locations for Air Quality Monitoring" by William Christensen, Brigham Young University. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. "The New Intellectual Properties of the Library," a JHU Libraries Scholarly Communications Group lecture by John Willinsky, author of The Access Principle. 5:30 p.m. Book signing and reception with the author. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Lobby, Mason Hall. HW

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



Wed., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. The Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series presents Stephen Wyrczynski, viola, and Natalie Zhu, piano, performing music by Higdon, Juon, Britten and Hindemith. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, with baritone Kevin Wetzel, performs music by Mussorgsky and Prokofiev. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Faculty Recital. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Guarneri String Quartet performing music by Bartok, Mozart and Dvorak. $33 general admission, $17 for students; free for JHU students. Shriver Auditorium. HW



Mon., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. "Gene Regulatory Networks and Higher-Order Interactions: Algorithms and Statistical Models," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Yen-Yi Ho. E9519 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 27, noon. "Promiscuous Citizenship," a Political Science seminar with Jason Frank, Cornell University. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Allocating Ventilators During an Influenza Pandemic: Public Health Ethics During an Emergency," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Bernard Lo, University of California, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health Preparedness. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. "Control of Genomic Plasticity in the Developing Immune System," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Stephen Desiderio, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 1 p.m. "Multi-spectral Optical Imaging of Skin and Skin Lesions," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Atam Dhawan, New Jersey Institute of Technology. 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. "Steiner Problems in Optimal Transport," an Analysis seminar with Jonathan Dahl, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "See What You Think: Bayesian Reconstruction of Perceptual Experiences From Human Brain Activity" with Jack Gallant, University of California, Berkeley. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 27, 4 p.m. "Peroxisome Proteomics: A Thermodynamic Model for Protein Targeting," a Biophysics seminar with Jeremy Berg, NIGMS/NIH. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 10:45 a.m. "Building and Running an Open-Source Community," a Computer Science seminar with Kirk McKusick. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, noon. "The Ciliopathies: From Genetics to Function (and Back)," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Nico Katsanis, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 28, noon. "Evaluation of Ready-made and Custom Spectacle Delivery Schemes to Meet the Needs of Uncorrected Refractive Error in an Adult Population in India" with Ferhina Ali, SoM; and "Infant Feeding and HIV: Refining a Tool for Quality Counseling in Low-Resource Settings in South Africa" with Corinne Mazzeo, SPH; Framework Program in Global Health research presentations. W3030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Reassessing the Mechanical Properties of DNA," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rebecca Fenn, Stanford University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. "A Parametric Model for Hurricane Surge," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Jennifer Irish, Texas A&M University. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. "New Ways to Make Stem Cells: Have All the Ethical Issues Been Solved?" a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Bernard Lo, University of California, San Francisco. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 1 p.m. "Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Paradigm for Understanding Adult Stem Cells and Building Blocks for Tissue Engineering," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Mark Pittenger, Pearl LifeSciences Partners. 110 Clark. HW

Wed., Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m. "Exploring New Roles for Elongation Factor Tu Inside and Outside Translation," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Michael Ibba, Ohio State University. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. "What If Anything Do Faces Reveal? Toward a History of Research on the Emotions," a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Ruth Leys, KSAS. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. "Active Learning With SVMs for Imbalanced Datasets," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Michael Bloodgood, University of Delaware. North Conference Room, COE, Stieff Building.

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Anthropogenic Biomes: A Global Vision for Earth Science in the 21st Century" with Erle Ellis, UMBC. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon. "Protein Folding in Cell Biology, Development and Disease," a Cell Biology seminar with Aaron Gitler, University of Pennsylvania. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon. "Insurance Companies: Their Role and Responsibilities," a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with Chet Burrell, president and CEO, CareFirst. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon. "Host-Parasite Interactions Following Transmission of Leishmania by Sand Fly Bite," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/ Infectious Diseases seminar with David Sacks, NIAID/NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Environment, Conflict and Security: From Threat to Opportunity," a Connecting Health and Sustainability seminar with Geoffrey Dabelko, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Co-sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future; Health, Behavior and Society; and the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. W1030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Nutrition for Health: Getting an Early Start to a Good Life," a Graduate Nutrition seminar with Cameron Grant, University of Auckland. Sponsored by the Program and Center for Human Nutrition. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 1 p.m. "The Mechanotransducer Channels of Auditory Hair Cells," a Neuroscience research seminar with Robert Fettiplace, University of Wisconsin-Madison. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "All-Fiber Endoscopic Optical Imaging Devices," an Electrical and Computer Engineering thesis defense seminar with Abner Rodriquez. 209 CSEB. HW

Fri., Oct. 31, 1 p.m. "Of Badgers and Bovids: The Knotty Problem of Bovine TB in the UK," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Linda Johnson, Yale University College of Medicine. 181 BRB. EB

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


Special Events

Mon., Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. Slide talk by painter Diana Horowitz. (See above.) Sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. 101 Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center. HW

The 2008 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Shriver Auditorium. HW

Tues., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Hall of Fame basketball player, actor and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Thurs., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Former CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Actor and comedian David Alan Grier. $25 general admission; tickets are limited.

Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. "Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age," an Evergreen Museum & Library discussion by Kathleen Waters Sander, of her new book. 6 p.m. Reception and book signing in the museum. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Carriage House, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Thurs., Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. JHSPH United Way Thursday, a free breakfast, sponsored by Jay's, for anyone who completes the United Way form. Stop by the United Way table at the Monument St. entrance of the Wolfe St. building to pick up a ticket. Donors will also be included in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to the Apple Store. Sponsored by Office of External Affairs. Courtyard, 1st floor, SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m. "Chinese Culture," a chance to learn more about China from visiting PUMC doctoral students at the School of Nursing. Carpenter Room, SoN. EB

Sat., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. Student Arts Concert, a family weekend event featuring dance, a cappella and other performances. Shriver Hall. HW



Sat., Nov. 1, 1 p.m. Football, Blue Jays vs. Juniata. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Nov. 1, 1 p.m. Women's Volleyball, Blue Jays vs. Ursinus. Goldfarb Gymnasium, Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Nov. 1, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Ursinus. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Women's Soccer, Blue Jays vs. Ursinus. Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. Institute for Cell Engineering Fall 2008 Symposium, with Stuart Orkin, Harvard University; Li-Huei Tsai, MIT; Freda Miller, University of Toronto; Bruno Peault, University of Pittsburgh; and Keith March, Indiana University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Beatrice and Jacob H. Conn Lectureship in Regenerative Medicine. Turner Auditorium. EB



Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater Company presents its "Broadway Revue," showcasing the African-American theater talent at JHU. For ticket and location information, e-mail

Fri., Oct. 31, and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Clifford Odets' The Big Knife. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni; $5 for students with ID. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Oct. 31; Sat., Nov. 1; and Sun., Nov. 2, 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



Thurs., Oct. 30, 12:10 p.m. "Acing the Interview," a Career Services workshop on the techniques necessary to complete a successful interview. W2033 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 30, 1 p.m. "Teaching Students With Disabilities," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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