Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 28, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 28, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 19

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Forum | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Workshops



Cellist Alban Gerhardt arrives at Homewood for an evening of Beethoven, Janacek and Chopin. See Music.

Fri., Feb. 1, 2 p.m. "Airplane Crash Forensics: Beyond the Black Box," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with George Bibel, University of North Dakota. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Wed., Jan. 30, 6 to 9 p.m. "Health Care for All!" a Bloomberg School of Public Health town hall meeting, providing an opportunity to learn about the new health care expansion laws and offer comments on an overall plan to give access to affordable health care for Marylanders. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative's Technical Advisory Committee. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Tues., Jan. 29, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary Child Brides: Stolen Lives, followed by a panel discussion with leading experts. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



"Focus the Nation," a forum on global warming solutions, featuring events on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future, International Health Student Organization, Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization and the Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Thurs., Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. National, interactive webcast of the film 2% Solution, followed by discussion with Cindy Parker, SPH; Mike Schoeffield, Facilities Management; Roni Neff, SPH; and Leana Pitkevits, SPH. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan., 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Panel discussion of interdisciplinary solutions to the problem of global warming, with Darryn Waugh, KSAS; Peter Shulman, KSAS; and Erica Schoenberger, WSE. Questions and thoughts from audience members are encouraged. Moderated by William Blair, KSAS. 3 Shaffer. HW



Tues., Jan. 29, noon. "Challenges in Urban Community Collaborations for Intervention Research," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research brown bag lecture by Jackie Campbell, SoN. Room 10, SoN. EB

Tues., Jan. 29, 5 p.m. The Sir Henry Hallett Dale Memorial Lecture 2008 — "Nicotine Addiction: Pharmacology, Clinical Research and Public Policy" by Neil Benowitz, University of California, San Francisco. Hurd Hall. EB

Fri., Feb. 1, 5 p.m. The Gladys Callahan-Vocci-Justice Lecture — "Elegant in Life, Ambiguous in Death: An Elite Moche Mummy from Northern Coastal Peru" by John Verano, Tulane University. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

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



Mon., Jan. 28, noon. Performance by Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and pianist Lura Johnson. Part of the Art of Healing concert series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby. EB

Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. The Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas, performed by Amit Peled, violoncello, and Alon Goldstein, piano. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Awadagin Pratt returns to Peabody to perform music by Beethoven, Bach, Franck and Liszt. Part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, the Pastorale and Debussy's La mer. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Alban Gerhardt. $33 general admission, $17 for students and free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Jan. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Involving Children With Life-Limiting and Life-Shortening Illnesses in Medical Decisions," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Myra Bluebond-Langer. Co-sponsored by the Harriet Lane Compassionate Care Program and the Pediatric Noon Conferences, SoM. 306 Pediatrics, CMSC. EB

Mon., Jan. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Illuminating Neocortical Synapses and Their Circuits," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Karel Svoboda, Janelia Farm Research Campus. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Early Circuits That Regulate Cortical Development and Plasticity" with Patrick Kanold, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. "A New Repair Pathway for DNA Interstrand Cross-Links?" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Paul Miller, SPH. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Jan. 29, noon. "Exosome Biogenesis and Retrovirus Budding," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Stephen Gould, SoM. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Tues., Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Notch in Follicle-Cell Differentiation and Cell-Cycle Regulation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jianjun Sun, Florida State University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., Jan. 30, noon. "Sex and Asthma," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Sucie Chang. W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Jan. 30, 12:15 p.m. "HPV Vaccines for Adolescents: Development and Implementation," a Center for STD Research, Prevention and Training seminar with Susan Rosenthal, University of Texas Medical Branch Children's Hospital. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Jan. 30, 1:30 p.m. "Theo-zymes: Catalysis Ahead of Nature," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Anastassia Alexandrova, Yale University. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, noon. The Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Geodetic Constraints on Crustal Deformation" with Brendan Meade, Harvard University. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin. HW

Thurs., Jan. 31, noon. "Role of IL-13 and Its Receptors in Fibrosis, Asthma and Chronic Helminth Infection," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint research seminar with Thomas Wynn, NIAID/NIH/DHHS. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, noon. "F-actin at Interfaces: How Does It Work?" a Cell Biology seminar with Scot Kuo, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Nature vs. Nurture in the Development of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes," a seminar with Frank Hu, Harvard University. Sponsored by the George G. Graham Professor of Infant and Child Nutrition Fund. W2017 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "The Development of Respiratory Control and Hypoxic Sensitivity in Two Inbred Strains of Mice," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Alexander Balbir. W7023 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "Mapping and Functional Analysis of Circadian-Related Neural Circuits in Drosophila," a Neuroscience faculty-search seminar with Yuhua Shang, Brandeis University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. "Are Volatility Estimators Robust With Respect to Modeling Assumptions?" an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Ying-ying Li, University of Chicago. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Feb. 1, 11 a.m. "Fluid Dynamical Issues in Middle Atmosphere Modeling," a CEAFM/Mechanical Engineering seminar with Theodore Shepherd, University of Toronto. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Feb. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Engaging Patients and Communities Using Health Information Technology," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Ted Eytan, Center for Information Therapy. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH. EB

Fri., Feb. 1, 1:30 p.m. "MCF7 Side Population Cells and Sphere Culture as Models for Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cell Biology and Drug Identification," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Jiangbing Zhou. W2030 SPH. EB

Sat., Feb. 2, 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. 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, 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


Workshops and Training

Mon., Jan. 28, noon. "Financial Fitness in 2008: Getting Back on Track After the Holidays," with author and financial coach Jennifer Matthews. Sponsored by Worklife Programs. Location given on registration at

Thurs., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Resumes vs. CVs," a Career Services workshop with Paul Hutchinson, SPH. W4030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 31, 3 p.m. "Using and Teaching With Tablet PCs," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Richard Shingles, KSAS. Register at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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