Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 2, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 2, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 20

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Anthony McGill

Obama Inauguration Performer Anthony McGill Is Soloist

Peabody faculty artist Anthony McGill, who received national attention performing with Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero and Itzhak Perlman at President Barack Obama's inauguration, will be the soloist at a Peabody Concert Orchestra performance on Friday night.

McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will perform Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. The piece was commissioned in 1947 by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, who first performed it in 1950 on an NBC radio broadcast with the NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner.

The Peabody Concert Orchestra, led by music director Hajime Teri Murai, will also present Samuel Barber's "Music for a Scene from Shelley," Op. 7; Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront; and Iscariot by Peabody composer in residence Christopher Rouse. Rouse, a Baltimore native who was named Composer of the Year for 2009 by Musical America, has called Iscariot his "most autobiographical score to date, as well as my most ritualized."

For concert details, see Music.



Tues., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. "Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and the New Studies of Kinship: Elements for an Alternative History of Skepticism," an Anthropology colloquium with Sylvain Perdigon, KSAS. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Feb. 3, 4:15 p.m. "Nanocatalysis on Size-Selected Clusters Under Realistic Conditions: Toward the Understanding of the Size/Shape and Function Relationship in Catalysis," a Chemistry colloquium with Stefan Vajda, Argonne National Laboratory. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m. "Target-derived Neurotrophins in Neural Development," a Biology colloquium with Rejji Kuruvilla, KSAS. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Feb. 5, 3 p.m. "Manufacturing an Empire: Technological Spectacles in Late Nineteenth-Century Seoul," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Min Suh Son, KSAS. Room 102, 3505 North Charles Street. HW

Fri., Feb. 6, 2 p.m. "Me the Media: Rise of the Conversation Society," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Erik van Ommeren, Sogeti USA LLC. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Tues., Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. "Government Careers," a Career Services Access to Experts panel discussion of government jobs and how to obtain them. W1030 SPH (Anna Baetjer Room). EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. "From Rhetoric to Reality: U.S. and Global Energy Security," a Global Energy and Environment Initiative discussion with Shirley Ann Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) For more information or to RSVP, call 202-663-5786 or e-mail Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS


Grand Rounds

Fri., Feb. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Introduction to Logic Programming," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Terry Swift, SUNY. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., Feb. 2, 6 p.m. "After Gaza, What?" a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Efraim Inbar, Bar Ilan University, Israel. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m. "The Epidemiologic Basis of Tuberculosis Control — 40 Years Later," an Epidemiology chair candidate lecture by Richard Chaisson, SoM. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 5:15 p.m. "Ronsard Furieux: Petrarch, Ariosto and the Economics of Poetic Skill in Ronsard's Les Amours," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by William Kennedy, Cornell University. 310 Maryland. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. The Fourth Dintzis Lecture — "Induced Fit: A Common Strategy Used by the Ribosome in Decoding, Peptidyl Transfer and Termination" by Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. Kempf Lecture — "Heegner Divisors, L-functions and Maass Forms" by Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by Mathematics. 104 Maryland. HW



Wed., Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series presents a concert featuring the contrabass, with faculty artist Jeffrey Weisner. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, featuring soloist Anthony McGill, will perform a program of American music. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Radu Lupu performing music by Beethoven and Schubert. $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU student, free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Sat., Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis will discuss and sign copies of his books. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., Feb. 2, 12:10 p.m. "Refining the Understanding of Neonatal Susceptibility to Lead Exposure," a JH Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health seminar with David Cantonwine, University of Michigan. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 2, 12:15 p.m. "As the Fat Flies: Dynamic Lipid Droplets in Drosophila Embryos," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Welte, University of Rochester. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, 1 p.m. "Engineered Matrices for Regenerative Medicine," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Glenn Prestwich, Center for Therapeutic Biomaterials. 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, 3 p.m. "The Evolution Problem for Wave Maps," an Analysis seminar with Joachim Krieger, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. "Average Results of Clinical Trials Can Be Misleading to Doctors Taking Care of Individual Patients," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with David Kent, Tufts University. Co- sponsored by the JH Older Americans Independence Center, and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. "Abnormal DNA Methylation and Gene Silencing — Molecular Progression to Cancer?" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Stephen Baylin, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 3, 10:45 a.m. "Mobile Sensing Systems: From Ecosystems to Human Systems," a Computer Science seminar with Deborah Estrin, UCLA. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., Feb. 3, 12:10 p.m. "Policies to Remove Guns from Domestic Violence Offenders," a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Shannon Frattaroli, SPH. Sponsored by Center for Injury Research and Policy and Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. B14B Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 3, 4:30 p.m. "When Is a Translation Not a Translation?" a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Martin Kay, Stanford University. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. "Control Groups in Critical Care Trials: Practical and Experimental Difficulties," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Roy Brower, SoM. Co-sponsored by Epidemiology. W3008 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 12:15 p.m. "How Long Will We Live? A Demographic Perspective," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with John Bongaarts, vice president, Population Council. Co-sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and the Hopkins Population Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 3 p.m. "Power, People and Planet: Real Materials for Real Applications With Real Issues Needing Real Solutions," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Aladar Csontos, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 4, 4 p.m. "Mining the Magic Mountain for Novel Inhibitors of Menaquinone and Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: Slow Onset Inhibition and in vivo Activity," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Peter Tong, Stony Brook University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, noon. "Metabolic Glycoengineering: Developing Tools to Modify Cell Surface Chemistry in Living Cells," a Cell Biology seminar with Kevin Yarema, WSE. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Tidal Volume Reduction in Acute Lung Injury: Moving from Conventional Ventilation to High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation," a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with David Hager. E2527 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Smoothing in the Dual Space: Applications to Vector Fields and Frames," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Laurent Younes, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Feb. 6, 1 p.m. "A Comparative Approach Toward the Study of Cancer Biology and Therapy," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Chand Khanna, NIH. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. "Using Concept Mapping to Structure Students' Views of the School Environment's Contribution to School Violence: Providing Suggestions for School Environment Intervention," a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Sarah Lindstrom Johnson. 244 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Spatial Genome Organization, Chromosome Translocations and DNA Repair," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 1 p.m. "Neural Circuits Underlying Innate Visually Guided Behaviors in Zebrafish," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Michael Orger, Harvard University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Mechanisms of Cortical Plasticity After Massive Somatosensory Deafferentation" with Alessandro Graziano, University of California, Davis. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 9, 4 p.m. "RNA Folding: Discovery, Implementation and Application of Nucleotide Cyclic Motifs," a Biophysics seminar with Francois Major, Universite de Montreal. 111 Mergenthaler. HW


Special Events

National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions events, sponsored by the Sustainability Initiative and Earth and Planetary Sciences. HW

Thurs., Feb. 5, 3 to 4 p.m. Tour of the Homewood power plant (adjacent to Whitehead Hall).

Thurs., Feb. 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. "Global Warming and Hopkins: Are We Part of the Solution?" an interdisciplinary panel discussion. Light reception follows. 3 Shaffer.

"The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100," a public history conference. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Center for Social Concern, offices of Institutional Equity and Multicultural Affairs, and others. (See story, "Public conference to mark NAACP centennial," in this issue.) For a complete listing of events, go to HW

Fri., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Keynote address by Kweisi Mfume. Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Sat., Feb. 7
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Panel discussions. Conference Center, Charles Commons.
11 a.m. Keynote address by W.E.B. Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis.

Sat., Feb. 7, 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. "Privates and Privies, Toiletries and Tea," a living history presentation, presented hourly by re-enactor and social historian Dory Gean Cunningham. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland. Homewood Museum. HW



Tues., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Women's Basketball, Blue Jays vs. Dickinson. Athletic Center. HW

Fri., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Wrestling, Blue Jays vs. Messiah. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Men's Basketball, Blue Jays vs. Haverford. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 7, 3 p.m. Women's Basketball, Blue Jays vs. Haverford. Athletic Center. HW



Mon., Feb. 2, 4:30 to 6 p.m. "American Apartheid: Race, Fact and Myth in U.S. Medical Research," a Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute symposium with bioethics journalist and author Harriet Washington. Part of the Urban Health Institute's Race and Research series. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Wed., Feb. 4, 7 p.m. The 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium — Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, Jordan's ambassador to the United States, will discuss global leadership. (See story, "Foreign Affairs Symposium kicks off Wednesday," in this issue.) 110 Hodson. HW



Fri., Feb. 6, and Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 8, 3 p.m. The Barnstormers presents Night Watch. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Wed., Feb. 4, 12:15 p.m. "Acing the Interview," proper techniques to a successful interview. Sponsored by Career Services. W2017 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Podcasting 101," a Center for Educational Resources workshop. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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