Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 31, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 31, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 28

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Dance | Discussion/Talks | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Think of it as guiltless chocolate: The more you eat, the more money will go toward sponsoring a Teach for America class's journey from Mississippi to Washington, D.C. Treats for tasting include candy, ice cream and pudding. Tempting, too, are a raffle of gift certificates and a silent auction. See Special Events.

Tues., April 1, 4 p.m. "Squish That Bug! Crush Freaks in an Unforgiving World," an Anthropology colloquium with Hugh Raffles, New School University. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., April 1, 4:15 p.m. "Commonalities in Synthetic Methdologies for the Preparation of Well-defined Nanostructured Materials Having Strikingly Different Characteristics: Anti-fouling Coatings for Implementation in the Marine Environment and Discrete Nanoparticles for in vivo Medical Applications," a Chemistry colloquium with Karen Wooley, Washington University, St. Louis. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., April 2, 2 p.m. "Unconventional Forms of Life and Life Detection," an APL colloquium with Steven Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution. Parsons Auditorium. APL

Wed., April 2, 4:30 p.m. "Whose Brahms Is It Anyway? Performance Legacies of Brahms' Second Piano Concerto, op. 83," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Walter Frisch, Columbia University. 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Wed., April 2, 4:30 p.m. "Approaching a Protein's Innermost Secrets," a Biology colloquium with Robert Schleif, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 3, 3 p.m. "'Smash the Myth of the Fascist Rocket Baron': East German Attacks on Wernher von Braun in the 1960s," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Michael Neufeld, National Air and Space Museum. Seminar Room, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., April 3, 4 p.m. "Representation and Statistical Estimation of Deformable Template Models for Pattern Recognition and Computational Anatomy," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics colloquium with Stephanie Allassonniere, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., April 3, 4 p.m. "A New Theory of Human Rights," a Philosophy colloquium with Mathias Risse, Harvard University. 348 Gilman. HW



Sat., April 5, 8 p.m. JHU Modern Dance Company presents its spring concert. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., April 1, 12:15 p.m. "The U.S. Presidential Candidates' Health Care Platforms," a panel discussion with Lisa Dubay, SPH; Hugh Waters, SPH; and Jonathan Weiner, SPH. Co-sponsored by JB Grant, the Sommer Scholars Health Care Policy Team and the Health and Human Rights Group. W3008 SPH. EB

Wed., April 2, 12:15 p.m. "Global Warming Basics," discussion in an open forum format intended for the entire Hopkins community. First in a series of three informal lunchtime gatherings. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Initiative. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW


Information Sessions

Mon., March 31, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Hopkins in the Capital," information sessions for the MA in Applied Economics, MA in Environmental Sciences and Policy and MA in Government programs, featuring a Q&A with associate dean Sarah Steinberg and associate program chairs. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. B-339 and B-340, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Wed., April 2, 6:30 p.m. Information session and reception for the Master of Arts in Writing program, intended for prospective graduate students. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Lower Level, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.



Mon., March 31, 5:15 p.m. "The Gramophone on the Magic Mountain," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Andreas Kablitz, University of Cologne. 223 Gilman. HW

Tues., April 1, 5:15 p.m. "Petrarch's Rome: The History of Africa and the Renaissance Project," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Gerhard Regn, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universitat, Munich. 223 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 2, 12:15 p.m. The Paul A. Harper Lecture — "The Science of Health Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do" by Jack Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 7, 5:30 p.m. The William Foxwell Albright Lecture — "Who Were the Sumerians?" by Jerrold Cooper, KSAS. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

MUSIC Tues., April 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs with guest artist Roger Tapping, viola. 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., April 4, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood Concert Series presents the Recorder Consort, performing a varied program including sonatas by Cesario Gussago, Andrea Cima's Canzone la Gentile, and works by Orlando di Lasso and Palestrina. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Museums. $15 general admission, $12 for members; $5 student rush tickets may be available 15 minutes prior to the performance. Pre-registration required; call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum. HW

Fri., April 4, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., April 5, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Ligeti, Young and Messiaen. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 6, 2 p.m. The Preparatory Young People's String Program. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 6, 7:30 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert, final performance of the season, featuring performances by Katie FitzGibbon and Ji Hea Hwang, the two winners of the 2007- 2008 Hopkins Concerto and Aria Competition. $8 general admission, $6 for JHU staff, faculty and alumni, senior citizens and non-JHU students; free to JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., March 31, noon. "O-GlcNAc, Nutrient Sensing, Diabetes," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xiaoyong Yang, The Salk Institute. Co-sponsored by the Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Mon., March 31, 12:15 p.m. "DeMISTifying the Brain: Dissecting the Function of Complex Neural Circuits," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alla Karpova, HHMI, Janelia Farm Research Campus. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 31, 3 p.m. "Correlation Estimates and Applications to Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations," a Mathematics/Analysis seminar with Nikolaos Tzirakis, University of Illinois. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 31, 3:30 p.m. "Clues on How We Age From the Evolutionary Biological Theory of Why We Age," a Seminar on Aging with George Martin, University of Washington School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health, Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and the Older Americans Independence Center. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., March 31, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Visual Experience-induced Regulation of Excitatory Synapses in Primary Sensory Cortices" with Hey Kyoung-Lee, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 31, 4 p.m. "Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Prostatic Hyperplasia in an Aging Animal Model," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Terry Brown, SPH. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 31, 4 p.m. "Dynamical Contributions to Enzyme Catalysis: Critical Tests of a Problematic Hypothesis," a Biophysics seminar with Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., April 1, noon. "Protein Folding Mechanisms and Their Application to Structure Prediction," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Tobin Sosnick, University of Chicago. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 1, 1 p.m. "Characterization of the Folding Pathways and Cooperativity of Repeat Proteins via Equilibrium, Kinetic and Forced-Unfolding Studies," a Biophysics thesis defense seminar with Naomi Courtemanche. 107 Jenkins. HW

Tues., April 1, 3 p.m. "DEMS, Long Profile Modeling and Landscape Evolution," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 1, 4 p.m. A Discussion with Mark Helprin, a Press and Public Policy seminar with author and commentator Mark Helprin. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. Shriver Board Room. HW

Wed., April 2, 8:30 a.m. "The Bionic Man on Trial; or How Your Favorite Implants and Medical Devices Got on the Market," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Adele Gilpin, Hutton and Williams LLP. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., April 2, noon. "Siglec-8 and Siglec-F: Paralog Inhibitory Receptors on Eosinophils and Mast Cells," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Bruce Bochner, SoM. W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., April 2, 1 p.m. "Unfolded States and Electrostatic Interactions: Their Role in Protein Folding and Design," a Biophysics seminar with Dan Raleigh, Stony Brook University. 107 Jenkins. HW

Wed., April 2, 4 p.m. "New Tools for Proteomics of Post-Translational Modifications," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Yingming Zhao, UT Southwestern Medical Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., April 2, 4 p.m. "Censored Quantile Regression Redux," a Biostatistics seminar with Roger Koenker, University of Illinois. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 3, noon. "Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin," a Cell Biology seminar with Se-Jin Lee, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 3, noon. "Overpriced and Underserved: How the Market is Failing Low-Wage Baltimoreans," an Institute for Policy Studies brown bag seminar with Andrea Payne, Job Opportunities Task Force. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., April 3, noon. "Roles of PD-1 and Its Ligands in Regulating T-Cell Activation and Tolerance," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Arlene Sharpe, Harvard Medical School. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 3, 12:10 p.m. "Household Water Treatment to Prevent Diarrhoeal Diseases: The Challenge of Scaling Up," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Thomas Clasen, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. W2017 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 3, 1 p.m. "Retinal Circuitry Underlying Visual Function," a Neuroscience research seminar with Frank Werblin, University of California, Berkeley. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 3, 3 p.m. "Reverse-Engineering the Fruit Fly's Visual Flight Control System," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Michael Reiser, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., April 3, 4 p.m. "Stress Adaptation via Regulatory RNAs," a Biology seminar with Susan Gottesman, NCI/NIH. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 3, 4:15 p.m. "How Does Aqueous Manganese Ion Functionally Substitute for Superoxide Dismutase Enzymes in vivo?" a Chemistry special seminar with Joan Valentine, UCLA. 233 Remsen. HW

Fri., April 4, 11 a.m. "Computational Investigations of Gravity and Turbidity Currents," a CEAFM seminar with Eckart Meiburg, University of California, Santa Barbara. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 4, noon. "Interval of Time Between Onset of Symptoms and the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Two Outpatient Primary Health Care Centers in Nova Iguacu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" with Andrew Boyd; and "Impact of Moringa oleifera Supplementation on the Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV/AIDS" with Brian Englum, Framework Program in Global Health Research presentations. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health. W3031 SPH. EB

Fri., April 4, 12:15 p.m. "STARRTRACKS: St. Agnes Resident Research and Tracking System," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Norman Dy, St. Agnes Hospital. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., April 4, 1 p.m. "Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells: New Logics, New Therapies," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Arnold Caplan, Case Western Reserve University. 709 Traylor. EB

Fri., April 4, 4 p.m. "A Symplectic Test of the L-Functions Ratios Conjecture," a Mathematics/Number Theory seminar with Steven Miller, Brown University. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 7, 12:15 p.m. "Maternal Control of Fertilization and Early Mouse Development," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jurrien Dean, NIDDK/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Special Events

Tues., April 1, 8 p.m. 2008 Foreign Affairs Symposium — "Nuclear Proliferation in Iran," a panel discussion with Mehdi Khalaji, Washington Institute; Gareth Porter, author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam; Kaveh Afrasiabi, author of Iran's Nuclear Program: Debating Facts Versus Fiction; and Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Thurs., April 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Got Chocolate?" the fourth annual Chocolate Festival, with Whole Foods, Dominion Ice Cream and other area vendors bringing treats to sample. $5 (for 5 tickets). Activities include a Top Chef competition, a chocolate fountain, a chocolate pudding eating contest, raffle prizes, silent auction and more. Proceeds will help sponsor a trip to Washington D.C. for a Mississippi Teach for America class taught by a JHU alum. Sponsored by the Student Advocacy Board of the Center for Social Concern. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Fri., April 4, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore Collegetown Night presents the Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. $5 tickets are on sale (cash only, non- refundable) in 131 Mattin. The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle will pick up passengers who need a ride at 6:03 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. outside the MSE Library. Oriole Park at Camden Yards.



Fri., April 4, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays vs. Washington (Maryland). Homewood Field. HW

Sun., April 6, 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Vanderbilt. Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., April 3, 12:30 to 5 p.m. "The Many Faces of Metabolism: Strategies From Basic Exploration to Intervention in Human Disease," a Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research inaugural symposium with seven experts in cell biology who will present their findings. Sponsored by SoM. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Mon., April 7, noon to 4 p.m. The Institute for Cell Engineering's spring symposium, with Marla Grant, Hans Schoeler and Lorenz Studer. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Fri., April 4, and Sat., April 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 6, 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler's tale of sex and deceit. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for students. Merrick Barn. HW



Thurs., April 3, 1 p.m. "Bringing Your GPS Data Into ArcGIS," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Jim Gillispie. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Thurs., April 3, 6 to 8 p.m. "Your Professional Image: Building and Developing Skills for Success," a BFSA Professional Development Committee workshop. Suite C150, Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

Mon., April 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Methodologic Issues in Translational Research," a workshop and discussion with keynote address by Lawrence Green, University of California, San Francisco. Other speakers are Jane Bertrand, Kevin Frick, Lawrence Kincaid, Barbara Resnick, Souraya Sidani and Peter Winch. Sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society, the Center for Collaborative Intervention Research and the CTSA Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. To register, go to 10 Pinkard Bldg. EB

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