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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 23, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 27
 

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Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Theater | Workshops

 

Education Innovation in Harlem


Paul Tough

For five years, Paul Tough, an editor at The New York Times Magazine, followed Geoffrey Canada as he worked to launch a multimillion-dollar initiative called the Harlem Children's Zone, aimed at reforming education in one of the nation's poorest urban neighborhoods. Does it work? President Barack Obama has described the Children's Zone as "an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children in a neighborhood where they were never supposed to have a chance."

On Monday, March 30, the School of Education will host Tough as he discusses Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, the book that grew out of his reporting.

Following Tough's presentation, Marc Steiner, president of the Center for Emerging Media and host of a talk show on WEAA, will lead a question-and-answer session. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Homewood's Hodson Hall, is free, but tickets are required; to register, go to www.education.jhu.edu/tough.


 

Colloquia

Mon., March 23, 4:15 p.m. "The Singlet Oxygen Microscope: From Single Cells to Gold Nanodiscs," a Chemistry colloquium with Peter Ogilby, Aarhus University, Denmark. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 25, 5 p.m. "Divinit, Power and Nature: Ficino and Early Modern Philosophy," a Philosophy colloquium with Christia Mercer, Columbia University. 102A Dell House. HW

Thurs., March 26, 3 p.m. "How the Hippies Saved Physics," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with David Kaiser, MIT. Room 102, 3505 North Charles Street. HW

Thurs., March 26, 3 p.m. "Imaging Lost Voices: Using Physics to Restore Historical Sound Recordings," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Carl Haber, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., March 27, 2 p.m. "RF MEMS Technology for Space Applications," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with James Hwang, Lehigh University. Parsons Auditorium. APL

 

Conference

Mon., March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Tues., March 24, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Noncommutative Geometry, Arithmetic and Related Topics, a JAMI conference with various speakers. Sponsored by Mathematics. Salon C (3rd floor), Charles Commons. HW

Mon., March 30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Water and Agriculture: Implications for Development and Growth, a SAIS Dean's Office conference, with a keynote address — "Availability, Distribution and Control of Water for Agriculture" — by John Briscoe, Harvard University School of Public Health. For more information or to RSVP, call 202-775-3296 or e-mail water@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

 

Discussion/Talks

Mon., March 23, noon. "Historical and Current Concepts and Definitions of Women's Health," a Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group networking luncheon with Donna Strobino, SPH. E9519 SPH. EB

Fri., March 27, noon. "The United States and Latin America After the Cold War," an Alumni Book Discussion with author Russell Crandall, Davidson College. For more information and to RSVP, call 202- 663-5734 or e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program. Room 417, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

 

Film/Video

Thurs., March 26, 7 p.m. Screening of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, next in the "Six Evenings in the Company of Vampires," the Women, Gender and Sexuality spring film festival. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., March 26, 7:15 p.m. Screening of Tai-sik Kim's Driving With My Wife's Lover. Part of the Lovers and Liars — Contemporary Films From Korea film series sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. $10 general admission, $8 for students. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

 

Information Sessions

Advanced Academic Programs information sessions. For more information or to RSVP, go to advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1327.

Mon., March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Master's in Writing. LL6, Washington DC Center.

Mon., March 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Master's in Communication. LL7, Washington DC Center.

Wed., March 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the MS in Biosciences Regulatory Affairs, with faculty and the associate program chair. To RSVP or for more information, go to advanced.jhu.edu/rsvp/index.cfm?ContentID=1351. Sponsored by the JHU Advanced Biotechnology Studies Program.

 

Lectures

Mon., March 23, 5:15 p.m. "Case Studies Between Law and Literature (Schiller, Kleist)," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Susanne Ludemann, University of Chicago. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., March 23, 5:30 p.m. "Spying on Antiquity: Declassified U.S. Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Jason Ur, Harvard University. 202A Dell House. HW

Tues., March 24, noon. "Democracy Without Accountability: Party Cartels and Presidential Power in Indonesia," an East Asian Studies lecture by Daniel Slater, University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by Political Science. 160 Mattin. HW

Tues., March 24, 4 p.m. "Cortical Reorganization in the Human Adult Visual System," a special Cognitive Science lecture by Daniel Dilks, MIT. 134A Krieger. HW

Wed., March 25, noon. "Two Different Images of the Nuclear Bomb in Japan and Korea, 19451960," an East Asian Studies lecture by Dong-Won Kim, visiting associate professor, KSAS. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., March 25, 5 p.m. The Early African History Lecture — "Revenge of the Kushites! Egyptianization, Cultural Entanglement and the Emergence of the Nubian Pharaohs" by Stuart Tyson Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Near Eastern Studies, History, Anthropology, History of Art, Classics and the Graduate Representative Organization. 101 Remsen. HW

German and Romance Languages and Literatures lectures by poet and mathematician Jacques Roubaud. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 101A Dell House. HW

Wed., March 25, 5:15 p.m. "About Graal Theatre, Lecture and Reading," with Florence Delay.

Thurs., March 26, 5:15 p.m. "Writing and Translating I: Lecture and a Reading."

Fri., March 27, 4 p.m. Writing and Translating II: Debate and a Reading.

Wed., March 25, 6 p.m. "The Ethics of War in the Jewish Tradition," a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study. Co-sponsored by Political Science. 26 Mudd. HW

Wed., March 25, 6:30 p.m. "Billy Baldwin: Baltimore's Brilliant Boy," a lecture by curator James Abbott. Part of Evergreen's The House Beautiful lecture series. $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen members and students with valid ID. Bakst Theatre. Evergreen Museum & Library

Thurs., March 26, 5:30 p.m. The ANSHE Lecture — "Notes From a Scattered Cemetery: Three Mastaba Chapels in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" by Ann Macy Roth, New York University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies and the Graduate Representative Organization. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

 

Music

Tues., March 24, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series — "Late Brahms: Style Traits," a talk by Ray Sprenkle, Peabody Institute. Reservations required; 410-516-7164. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., March 25, 8 p.m. Violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng performs chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Liszt, Chausson, Paganini and Ravel. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., March 27, 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., March 28, 3 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents pianist Michael Berkovsky, winner of Peabody's 2008 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, playing works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Part of the Discovery series. BMA Auditorium. HW

Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., March 29, 3 p.m. Peabody Dance Spring Showcase, presenting an all-Bach program to live music by the Conservatory's Early Music and Strings departments. Alumna- director Meghan Flanigan and other Peabody alumni dancers perform in "Letters to Myself"; artistic director Carol Bartlett and former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer Katie Morris also present new choreography to Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Sonata in G major. $14 general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $7 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

 

Reading

Mon., March 23, 7 p.m. Authors Paul K. Williams and Gregory J. Alexander will discuss and sign copies of their book A Brief History of Charles Village. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Tues., March 24, 4:30 p.m. JHU Press author Seth Rockman will discuss and sign copies of his book Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery and Survival in Early Baltimore. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sponsored by the JHU Press and History. Reception and book signing begin at 3 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 for JHU Museums members and Friends of the JHU Press. Admission is free for students and Johns Hopkins ID holders. Homewood Museum. HW

Tues., March 24, 7 p.m. Author Linda Andre will discuss and sign copies of her latest work, Doctors of Deception — What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

 

Seminars

Mon., March 23, noon. "Envisioning Real Utopias: A General Framework for Analysis," a Sociology seminar with Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., March 23, 12:15 p.m. "The Complex Language of Histone Post-Translational Modifications in Genomic Regulation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Shelley Berger, The Wistar Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 23, 12:15 p.m. "Perspectives on Laboratory Animal Welfare: Are Pain-free Animals an Acceptable Refinement? a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Hilary Bok, KSAS; Renee Gardner, SPH; Alan Goldberg, SPH; and Massimo Petrozzi, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., March 23, 3 p.m. "Canonical Solitons for Ricci Flow," an Analysis seminar with Peter Topping, University of Warwick. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 23, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "What Does Prefrontal Cortex 'Know' About Visual Motion Used in Discrimination Tasks?" with Tatiana Pasternak, University of Rochester. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 23, 4 p.m. "Nuclear Structure as a Target for Prostate Cancer: Biomarkers and Treatment," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Getzenberg, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., March 24, 10:30 a.m. "Synthesis of Free and PCNA-bound Polyubiquitin Chains by the E2, Ubc13-Mms2 and the RING E3 Ligase Rad5," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Candice Carlile. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., March 24, 10:45 a.m. "Machine Learning Approaches for Understanding the Genetic Basis of Complex Traits," a Computer Science seminar with Su-in Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., March 24, noon. "Cell Migration and Cell Epithelialization During Organogenesis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Yoshiko Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 24, 12:15 p.m. "Performance Measurement and Management in Hanoi, Vietnam" with Lynn Huynh (SPH) and "Frontier Malaria Transmission Dynamics in the Peruvian Amazon: The Role of Vector Ecology and Population-Environment Factors" with Lisa Patel (SoM), Framework Program in Global Health research presentations. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. W2015 SPH. EB

Tues., March 24, 4 p.m. "Identification and Characterization of Nitrotyrosine-modified Proteins in Cerebrospinal Fluid," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Ashley Beasley. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Tues., March 24, 4 p.m. "The Comparison Method for the Relaxation Times of Ergodic Markov Chains," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Vince Lyzinski. 303 Whitehead. HW

Tues., March 24, 4 p.m. "Bugs and Drugs: Manipulations of Drosophila Lifespan," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with William Ja, Carnegie Institute of Technology. W3030 SPH. EB

Tues., March 24, 4:30 p.m. "Values and Patterns," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Alon Orlitsky, University of California, San Diego. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., March 25, noon. "Ion Channels and Disease: The Journey From Biophysics to Cell Biology in Cystic Fibrosis," a Physiology seminar with Deborah Nelson, University of Chicago. 203 Physiology. EB

Wed., March 25, 1:30 p.m. "DNA Accessibility in Nucleo-somes," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Michelle Wang, Cornell University. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., March 25, 3 p.m. "Proteins on the Edge (of the Lipid Bilayer)," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Melanie Cocco, University of California. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 25, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Anticipatory Affect: Neural Correlates and Consequences for Choice" with Brian Knutson, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Wed., March 25, 4 p.m. "Copper-64-labeled Biomolecules for Molecular Imaging of Cancer Metastasis," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Carolyn Anderson, Washington University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., March 25, 4:30 p.m. "Theta Functions From the Point of View of Chern-Simons-Witten Theory," a Complex Geometry seminar with Alejandro Uribe, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Thurs., March 26, noon. "Engineering the Genetics of Wild Insect Populations to Fight Infectious Disease," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Bruce Hay, CalTech. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 26, noon. The Randolph K. Bromery Seminar — "Risks and Benefits of Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide — How Do the Pieces Fit Together?" with Susan Hovorka, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology (Centennial Lecturer). Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 26, noon. "Case Studies in Clinical Biochemical Analysis: Disorders of Mitochondrial and Sterol Metabolism," a Cell Biology seminar with Richard Kelley, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 26, 1 p.m. "Using Systems Biology to Unravel the Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease," a Neuroscience research seminar with Lennart Mucke, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 26, 4 p.m. "Spinoza's Anti-Humanism," a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Yitzhak Melamed, KSAS. Sponsored by Philosophy. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., March 26, 4 p.m. "Molecular Regulators of Synapse Formation in C. elegans," a Biology seminar with Kang Shen, Stanford University. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., March 26, 4 p.m. "Targeting Nrf2 Signaling for Cancer Chemoprevention Using Synthetic Triterpenoids," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Melinda Yates. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 26, 4 p.m. "Novel Compressed Sensing Applications in Distributed Video Sensing and Error-Resilient Video Transmission," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Trac Tran, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Sat., March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Writing for Young Readers: A Public Seminar in Creative Writing," an MA in Writing Program special seminar with writers, editors and agents. Open to anyone in the Washington/Baltimore area. $50 general admission; free for graduate students in the MA in Writing Program and the Writing Seminars. Registration is required. For more information or to register online, go to advanced.jhu.edu/academic/ writing/ writing-for-young-readers. 210 Hodson. HW

Mon., March 30, 12:15 p.m. "Super-Resolution Imaging of Protein Distribution and Dynamics Using Photoactivatable Fluorescent Protein Technology," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 30, 1 p.m. "Thermosensation: A Fly's Strategy for Preferred Temperature Selection," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Fumika Hamada, Brandeis University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., March 30, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Encoding of the Non-Spatial Behavioral Significance of Visual Stimuli in Parietal Cortex" with David Freedman, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

 

Special Events

Mon., March 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Class of 2012 White Coat Ceremony, reception with light refreshments to follow. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and Colleges Advisory Program. Turner Auditorium. EB

Tues., March 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Biomedical Career Fair, sponsored by the JHMI Professional Development Office. No registration required. Turner Concourse. EB

The Johns Hopkins University Press Spring Book Sale, sponsored by the JHUP Staff Development Fund. Books are $3 per pound. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Wed., March 25, noon to 9 p.m. College Day (bring any college identification).

Thurs., March 26, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sale opens to the general public.

Fri., March 27, 8 p.m. "HipSync — Egyptian Sun Style," annual bellydance spectacular show, sponsored by Egyptian Sun Productions. Tickets are $5 to $15. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 30, 7 p.m. Paul Tough, a New York Times Magazine editor, will discuss his latest book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. Hodson Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Theater

Fri., March 27, and Sat., March 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 29, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. Tickets are $5 to $15. For reservations or information, call 410-516-5153, e-mail JHUT@jhu.edu or go to www.jhu.edu/theatre-arts. Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., March 27, and Sat., March 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 29, 2 p.m. Witness Theater presents student- written one-act plays. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

 

Workshops

Thurs., March 26, 1 p.m. "Google Maps and Google Earth," a Bits and Bytes workshop, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 
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