Since Peabody's Leon Fleisher made
his 1944 Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Philharmonic,
his contributions to classical music as pianist, conductor
and teacher have been immeasurable. This week, the Shriver
Hall Concert Series celebrates his 80th birthday with a
screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 'Two
Hands' followed by four-hand compositions by Dvorak, Ravel
and Schubert performed with former students Jonathan Biss,
Yefim Bronfman and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. See
Tues., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Ethnography and the Innocent
Bystander: Of Shame, Giving and Subjectivity in an Actuarial
World," an Anthropology colloquium with Christopher Kolb,
KSAS. 400 Macaulay. HW
Wed., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. "The Folding of Proteins That
Think They Are DNA," a Biology colloquium with Doug Barrick,
KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, 3 p.m. "The Forensic Self: Identity
and Identification in France," a History of Science, Medicine
and Technology colloquium with Ken Alder, Northwestern
University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, 3505 N. Charles St.
Thurs., Oct. 2, 3 p.m. "The Cosmic Evolution of Active
Galactic Nuclei," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Amy
Barger, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Schafler
Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Infrastructuralism, or the
Tempo of Institutions," an ELH colloquium with Caroline
Levine, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 201C Dell House.
Mon., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. "A Workshop on Science and
Religion in Journalism," a talk by author and science writer
Richard Panek. Part of the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition
and Culture Project. Co- sponsored by the Writing Seminars.
602A Dell House. HW
Wed., Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m. "Leading Through Service in
Baltimore's Latino Community," a Bienestar Baltimore
(formerly Programa Salud) panel discussion. Co-sponsored by
BMS, Baltimore Health Care Access, CASA, Adelante Familia and
the Esperanza Center. Carpenter Room, SoN. EB
Classic Comedy Film Festival, sponsored by Arts
Innovation Grant recipients Neil Albstein and Jeremy Garson.
For reservations or information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to
www.jhu.edu/theatre-arts. Merrick Barn. HW
Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. That Touch of Mink, starring Cary
Grant, Doris Day and John Astin.
Sat., Oct. 4 — 7 p.m. A Monty Python Surprise.
9:30 p.m. Young Frankenstein.
Sun., Oct. 5 — 5 p.m. The Big Lebowski.
7:30 p.m. Airplane.
Mon., Oct. 6, 6 p.m. Screening and discussion of the
documentary La Americana, with director Nicholas Bruckman.
Sponsored by Bienestar Baltimore. Mountcastle Auditorium.
Mon., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Information sessions for the
Master of Arts in Writing and the Master of Arts in
Communication programs, a chance to meet faculty, discuss
credentials and requirements, and submit applications. For
the writing program, RSVP online to writing.jhu.edu; for the
communication program, RSVP to
communication.jhu.edu. Lower Level, Washington D.C.
The 2008-2009 Templeton Lectures on the topic "Culture and
Religion in a Naturalistic Perspective," by Dan Sperber,
French National Center for Scientific Research, Institut Jean
Nicod. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition
and Culture Project. 101 Remsen. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Lecture 1: "Naturalizing Culture:
Philosophical and Empirical Issues."
Fri., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Lecture 2: "Cultural Epidemiology:
Ecological and Psychological Factors."
Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra
performs music by Beethoven, Bach/Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky,
with guest Joe Burgstaller, trumpet. $15 general admission,
$10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg
Sat., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. The Discovery Series presents
Lura, in a program exploring the music of women from the
remote interior of Cape Verde, with jazz and Brazilian
influences. Sponsored by the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
Baltimore Museum of Art.
Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs
music by Brant, Feldman, Cage, Ives, Bowles and Varese.
Griswold Hall. Peabody
Mon., Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Reading and discussion by
progressive organizer and writer Kim Fellman of her new book
Wrestling With Starbucks. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW
Mon. to Wed., Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Rosh Hashana
services. For more information, call 410-516-0333
(Conservative and Reform), or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).
Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein, sponsored by
Hopkins Hillel; Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, unless
otherwise noted. Mon., 6:15 p.m.; Tues., 9:15 a.m.,
approximately 2:15 p.m. (Tashlich, following lunch, meet at
Levering) and 7:30 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center);
Wed., 9:15 a.m. Lunches and dinners for students in the
Smokler Center follow all services.
Reform. Led by Rabbi Josh Snyder, sponsored by Hopkins
Hillel; Haebler Chapel, Goucher College. Mon., 6:15 p.m.;
Tues., 10 a.m. and approximately 1:30 p.m. (Tashlich,
following lunch). Lunch for students in the Weinberg Jewish
Center, Stimson Hall, follows morning services. Free
transportation to Goucher.
Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad
of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W.
University Parkway. Mon., 7 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., 9:30 a.m.
Dinner follows Monday evening services; $10 for students, $25
for community members; reservations required.
Mon., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. "Patient-Centered Care and
Trust in the Medical Profession Among Adults With Sickle Cell
Disease," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense
seminar with Carlton Haywood Jr. 339 Hampton House. EB
Mon., Sept. 29, noon. "Explaining Roman Expansion," a
Political Science seminar with Daniel Deudney, KSAS. 366
Mon., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Post-translational
Modification of Spliceosomal Sm Proteins in snRNP Biogenesis
and Germ Cell Development," a Carnegie Institution Embryology
seminar with Greg Matera, University of North Carolina. Rose
Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW
Mon., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "What the Secret History of
the War on Cancer Teaches Us About the Vulnerabilities of
Epidemiology," an Epidemiology seminar with Devra Davis,
University of Pittsburgh. W3030 SPH. EB
Mon., Sept. 29, 1 p.m. "Sensing by Touch:
Contact-mediated Signaling in Embryos and Chips," a
Biomedical Engineering seminar with Andre Levchenko, WSE. 110
Mon., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. "Non-Variational Existence
Problems in Geometry and General Relativity," an Analysis
seminar with Michael Eichmair, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics.
304 Krieger. HW
Mon., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. "Ratchet-and-Pull: UvrD
Helicase Unwinds DNA One Base Pair at a Time," a Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology seminar with Wei Yang, NIH. W2030 SPH.
Mon., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in
Neuroscience — "Attentional Modulation of Visual Motion
Processing: Of Space, Features and Objects" with Stefan
Treue, German Primate Center and Cognitive Neuroscience
Laboratory, Gottingen. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain
Institute. 338 Krieger. HW
Tues., Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. "Singularities and Hodge
Filtrations," an Algebraic Complex Geometry seminar with Nero
Budur, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Mathematics.
104 Maryland. HW
Wed., Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. "Hiding in Plain Sight;
Lessons from Landmark Clinical Trials," a Center for Clinical
Trials seminar with Steven Goodman, SoM. Sponsored by
Epidemiology. W2030 SPH. EB
Wed., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Why Our Industrial Food
System Is Not Sustainable," a Connecting Health and
Sustainability seminar with Fred Kirschenmann, Iowa State
University, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture,
Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable
Future; Health, Behavior and Society; and the Program on
Global Sustainability and Health. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall).
Wed., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Methods for Population-Based
Assessments in Post-Conflict Settings: Health Service
Performance, Economic Status and Equity of Utilization in
Afghanistan," an International Health thesis defense seminar
with Shivam Gupta. W2017 SPH. EB
Wed., Oct. 1, 3 p.m. "Recent Results in Pluripotential
Theory," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Norman
Levenberg, Indiana University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300
Wed., Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Nanoparticle Cancer
Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic," a Materials Science
and Engineering seminar with Mark Davis, Caltech. 110
Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "The Genomic Code for Nucleosome
Positioning," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar
with Jonathan Widom, Northwestern University. West Lecture
Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB
Thurs., Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. "Disentangling the
Stability and Function of Natively Unfolded Proteins," a
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Henry
Ashbaugh, Tulane University. 110 Maryland. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. "View from Capitol Hill," a Fall
Policy seminar with Rep. John Sarbanes, 3rd District, Md.
Seminar includes Q&A and discussion. Reservations not
required. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B
Hampton House. EB
Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. "Alphavirus Interactions With
the Innate Immune System: The Role of the Host Complement
Cascade in Driving Virus-Induced Arthritis," a Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research
seminar with Mark Heise, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill. W2030 SPH. EB
Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar —
"A Dynamical Tour of the Giant Planets" with Mortiz Heimpel,
University of Alberta. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary
Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, 1 p.m. "New Tricks From Netrin and
Slit," a Neuroscience research seminar with Elke Stein, Yale
University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB
Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Revitalizing Distressed Urban
Neighborhoods: Rationale, Strategic Principles and Evaluation
Approaches," a Social Policy seminar with George Galster,
Wayne State University. Sponsored by Institute for Policy
Studies; Economics; and Health Policy and Management.
Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW
Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Dissecting Eukaryotic Heme
Trafficking," a Cell Biology seminar with Iqbal Hamza,
University of Maryland, College Park. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.
Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Exponential Utility Hedging
With Optimal Stopping and Application to ESO Valuation," an
Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Tim Leung,
WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW
Fri., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. "Intermediate Filaments:
Solid-State Support for Mechanical and Nonmechanical
Processes," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar
with Pierre Coulombe, SoM. 181 BRB. EB
Mon., Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in
Neural Stem Cells," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar
with Sohyun Ahn, NICHD/National Institutes of Health. Rose
Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW
Mon., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in
Neuroscience — "Integrating Sophisticated Choice Models
With Basic Processes to More Fully Account for Complex Choice
Behavior" with Jerome Busemeyer, Indiana University.
Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.
Mon., Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live Near Your Work
home ownership expo, featuring home buying experts,
exhibitors and a raffle. (See story,
"Home-buying program gets major boost," in this issue.)
Sponsored by WorkLife and
Engagement. Turner Concourse. EB
Wed., Oct. 1, 5 p.m. An Evening with Laura Amy
Schlitz, Newbery Award-winning author, who will present the
annual Paula U. Hamburger Friends Lecture. Sponsored by The
Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Bakst
Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.
Fri., Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Best Dressed
Sale 2008, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Women's
Board. Preview shopping event takes place on Thurs., Oct. 2,
4 to 8 p.m., first chance to shop, informal modeling and
fashion consultation. $35 admission. Sun., Oct. 5, is
clearance day, with most items half-priced. All proceeds
benefit patient care at JHH. Carriage House, Evergreen Museum
Fri., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Installation of Deborah Gross as the
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Mental Health and
Psychiatric Nursing, with speakers William Brody, Martha Hill
and Raymond DePaulo. Alumni Auditorium, SoN. EB
Sun., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. Leon Fleisher's 80th birthday
celebration concert, presented by the Shriver Hall Concert
Series. Evening includes a screening of the documentary Two
Hands and compositions by former Fleisher students. $39
general admission, $20 for students. Shriver Auditorium.
Workshops and Training
Thurs., Oct. 2, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Second Life,"
a Center for Educational Resources demonstration and
discussion. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW
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