Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 4, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 4, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 33

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Montgomery Co. Campus Showcases NASA Photos

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 10, 2008, for launch on Oct. 12.

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is hosting Partners in Space: Images of Russian and American Space Programs, an exhibit of works by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls that was created to honor of the 10th anniversary of the International Space Station.

The orbital assembly of the space station — now the largest spacecraft ever built — began on Nov. 20, 1998, with the launch from Kazakhstan of its first bus-sized component, Zarya.

The international construction project of unprecedented complexity and sophistication has involved more than 100,000 people in space agencies and contractor facilities in 37 American states and throughout the world. It is a venture of NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and 11 members of the European Space Agency.

Ingalls has been documenting this cooperation since his first trip to Russia, in 1991.

Prior to coming to the Montgomery County Campus, Ingalls' work was on display at the Washington School of Photography. The exhibit, in the 9605 Building Atrium, will be open through June 30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.



Wed., May 6, 4:30 p.m. "Shifting Focus and Changing Resolution," a Biology colloquium with Joel Schildbach, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Fri., May 8, 2 p.m. "Dramatic Changes in Polar Ice: Are We Waking Sleeping Giants?" an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Tues., May 5, 10:30 a.m. "Albania's Road to NATO: The Role of Reform in the Balkans," a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Jozefina Coba Topalli, speaker of the Albanian Parliament, and moderator Michael Haltzel, SAIS. For more information and to RSVP, call 202-663-5880 or e-mail Room 736, Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Wed., May 6, 12:30 p.m. "Money Matters: Charting an Economic Dimension of Peace Processes," a Conflict Management Program and Washington International Negotiation Group discussion with Achim Wennmann, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland. Open to the SAIS community only. For more information and to RSVP, call 202-663-5745 or e-mail Room 501, Nitze Building. SAIS

Thurs., May 7, 1 p.m. "Medical Diplomacy," a Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative discussion with Tommy Thompson, former secretary, Health and Human Services; and Peter Hotez, George Washington University. For more information and to RSVP, call 202-663-5786 or e-mail Rome Building Auditorium. SAIS


Grand Rounds

Fri., May 8, 12:15 p.m. "Communication in an Information Arena: Supporting Clinical Communication Through Informatics," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Yan Xiao, University of Maryland. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Tues., May 5, 12:45 p.m. Information session with representatives from the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Wed., May 6, 7 p.m. Online information session for the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy program. Log-in information for the session will be provided after participants RSVP online at



Mon., May 4, 12:15 p.m. "Fetal Origins of Adult Disease," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health special lecture by David Barker, University of Southhampton, UK. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 6, 4 p.m. The 14th Philip Bard Lecture in Medical Physiology — "G Protein Coupled Receptors Regulate Ion Channels and Many Other Cellular Processes via Phosphoinositide Phospholipids" by Bertil Hille, University of Washington. Sponsored by Physiology. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Fri., May 8, 4 p.m. "An Evening With D.A. Henderson." The dean emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will give a lecture and sign his book Smallpox: The Death of a Disease. The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer. Sponsored by JHSPH External Affairs. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., May 11, 4 p.m. The Francis D. Carlson Lecture in Biophysics — "The Molecular Mechanism of Muscle Contraction" by Kenneth Holmes, Max Planck Institute. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Sat., May 9, 3 p.m. The Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and Preparatory String Ensemble perform. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 9, 7 p.m. The Peabody Youth Orchestra, featuring pianist Ruth Choa, 2009 Concerto Competititon winner, perform music by Copland, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Tues., May 5, 7 p.m. Neonatologist Christine Gleason will discuss and sign copies of her new book Almost Home — Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., May 4, 8:30 a.m. "Immigration Matters Pertaining to International Faculty and Researcher Considerations as Part of an Institutional Business Plan," a Sociology seminar with Andrew Greenfield, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP. Mason Hall. HW

Mon., May 4, 12:10 p.m. "Surgery and Injury Prevention," a Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy with Kent Stevens, JHH; and Kristin Chrouser, JHMI. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., May 4, 12:10 p.m. "Current Issues and Controversies in Asbestos-Related Diseases," a Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center seminar with Laura Welch, the Center for Construction Research and Training. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 4, 12:15 p.m. "An Unusual Form of RNAi Monitors Ty1 Copy Number in S. cerevisiae," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Garfinkel, National Cancer Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 4, 4 p.m. "Probing Structure on Well-Defined Functional States of Ion Channels Using Systematically Engineered Ionizable Residues and Proton-Transfer Events," a Biophysics seminar with Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 4, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar — "Reward Processing in Prefrontal Cortex" with Jonathan Wallis, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 5, noon. "Mechanisms of Signaling of NF-kB in Immunity and Cancer," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Joel Pomerantz, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 5, 1 p.m. "Politics and the Pump Handle: The International Political Economy of Emerging Infectious Diseases," a SAIS thesis defense seminar with Joshua Michaud. Open to the SAIS community only. Room 736, Bernstein-Offit Building. SAIS

Tues., May 5, 5 p.m. "Risky Business," a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar with Elizabeth Dederick, ICF International; Bonnie Gaborek, DuPont Haskell Global Centers for Health and Environmental Sciences; Col. Mark Melanson, U.S. Army Medical Command; and Keeve Nachman, Center for a Livable Future. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 6, 10 a.m. "The Japanese State and Industry: Collective Action During Peacetime and Wartime 1925-1945," a SAIS thesis defense seminar with Hiromi Murakami. Open to SAIS community only. Room 806, Rome Building. SAIS

Wed., May 6, 12:15 p.m. "Limits to Growth: The Molecular Machinery for Carbon Allocation in Plants," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Wolf Frommer, Carnegie Institution. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., May 6, 12:15 p.m. "Alcohol Abuse and Dependence Problems Among Youths From Puerto Rico and the United States: Implications for the DSM-V," a Mental Health seminar with Brent Mancha, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 6, 4:30 p.m. "On Geodesics in the Space of Kahler Metrics," a Complex Geometry seminar with Yanir Rubinstein, KSAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Thurs., May 7, 11 a.m. "The Influence of Individual Characteristics and Cohort Membership in Preventive Service Use in the Near Elderly," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Tanaz Kavas Petigara. 688 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., May 7, noon. "A Novel PtdIns(4)P Binding Protein Re-veals New Insights Into Golgi Function," a Cell Biology seminar with Seth Field, University of California, San Diego. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 7, noon. The Randolph K. Bromery Seminar — "Soil Respiration: Components, Controls and Succession" with Jim Tang, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "Perspective From the Philanthropy Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Art, Design and Public Health Collaborations," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with a representative from the Open Society Institute in Baltimore and a representative from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Co-sponsored by MICA. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., May 7, 1 p.m. "HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 2001-2007," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Darcy Phelan. W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 7, 1 p.m. "Optogenetics: Development and Application," a Neuroscience research seminar with Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 7, 4 p.m. "Toward the Control of Epidemic Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in the Americas," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Barry Beaty, Colorado State University. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "The Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sean Morrison, University of Michigan. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Special Events

Mon., May 4, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Design Day presenting the results of research and course work by students. Featured speaker is serial medical device entrepreneur Robert Fischell. Hodson Hall. HW

Tues., May 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 28th Annual Senior Design Project Presentation Day, including device demonstrations. Visitors may attend any portion of the program. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. For project descriptions go to 210 Hodson. HW

Tues., May 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Technology Fellowship Showcase, with fellowship winners demonstrating new instructional technology resources. There will be special give-aways for all attendees, including flash drives for JHU faculty. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Q Level, MSE Library. HW

Tues., May 5, 5 p.m. Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society induction ceremony. Sponsored by the JHSPH Office of External Affairs. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learning, Arts and the Brain, a School of Education summit and roundtable discussion with various speakers, including Jeremy Kagan, Harvard University; Guy McKhann, KSAS; New York Times columnist William Safire; and author Dick Deasy. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sponsored by Mathematics. American Visionary Art Museum.

Fri., May 8, 1 p.m. Second Annual Research on Aging Showcase, sponsored by the SoM Geriatrics Interest Group. 1 to 3 p.m. Poster session. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Center on Aging and Health and the JHSPH Student Assembly. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Fri., May 8, 3 to 6 p.m. The Ninth Annual Mattin Center pARTy, a celebration of creative endeavors by Hopkins students, including musical and theatrical performances and exhibits of visual and digital arts. 3 p.m. Official ribbon cutting for the JHU Gaming Lab and Game Lounge in the upper lobby of the Offit Building. Sponsored by the Homewood Arts Programs, the Digital Media Center and Homewood Art Workshops. Mattin Center. HW

Sat., May 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aware for All Baltimore Clinical Research Education Day, featuring free health screenings for prostate cancer, blood pressure, obesity and skin cancer. Sponsored by the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Turner Bldg. EB



Mon., May 4, to Thurs., May 7. "The Search for Life in the Universe," a Space Telescope Science Institute symposium with various speakers. Continues through Thurs., May 7. For times and details, go to Muller Building. HW

Wed., May 6, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Women's Health Research Symposium, for faculty, students and fellows in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, featuring presentations by Sharon Olsen, SoN; Barbara Migeon, Institute of Genetic Medicine; Karen Bandeen-Roche, SPH; and Lisa Cooper, SoM and JHH. Networking reception to follow. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

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