Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 26, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 26, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 19

Weekly Calendar

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Thurs., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. "More Than a Golden Age of Medicine: American Ideas of Health From 1925 to 1955," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Kari McLeod, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., Jan. 29, 3:45 p.m. "The Poetic Meter Parsing Problem," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Rolf Noyer, University of Pennsylvania. 134A Krieger. HW

Fri., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. "Mathematics and Democracy: Designing Better Voting and Fair-Division Procedures," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Steven Brams, New York University. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Mon., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. "Things I've Been Silent About: A Book Discussion About Politics and the Challenges of Literature," with authors Azar Nafisi and Scott Simon. Part of the SAIS Cultural Conversations series. RSVP to or 202-663-5635. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building. SAIS



Wed., Jan. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. "Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland," opening of an exhibition of customs surrounding personal hygiene in early Maryland, particularly those practiced by Baltimore families like the Carrolls of Homewood. (See article, "Entertaining, blush-worthy exhibition illuminates taboo subject," in this issue.) Free with museum admission. Homewood House Museum. HW

Wed., Jan. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. "Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts," reception and lecture on the Rose Digital Library project, tied to the exhibition at the Walters Art Museum. Selected manuscript copies of the 13th-century poem written in Old French will be on display in the manuscripts gallery, and interactive kiosks will provide access to the Rose Digital Library, a joint project of Johns Hopkins, the Walters, the Bibliotheque nationale de France and many others. Directors and advisers of the virtual library will present an overview. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries and the Walters Art Museum. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Off campus



Mon., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture II — "Studying the Right Side of the Triangle: Scholarship in Medical Education" by Scott Wright, SoM. Sponsored by the School of Medicine. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., Jan. 26, 5:15 p.m. "A Plea for the Common and Applied Humanities," a German and Rom-ance Languages and Literatures lecture by Howard Bloch, Yale University. 101A Dell House. HW

Wed., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture Series 2008-2009 — "The Role of Statistics in the Genomic Revolution: Rescuing Signal from a Sea of Noise" by Rafael Irizarry, SPH. Sponsored by the Dean's Office, Bloomberg School of Public Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Thurs., Jan. 29, noon. Pianist Pavel Bogomiakov performs. Sponsored by Support Services. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Thurs., Jan. 29, 7 p.m. Anthony S. Pitch will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, They Have Killed Papa Dead! an account of the assassination of Lincoln. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., Jan. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Rho GTPase Pathways in Morphogenesis and Migration," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alan Hall, Sloan-Kettering Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Jan. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Public Genomics: Do We Need Doctors Anymore?" a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Bob Cook-Deegan, Duke University. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Office of Human Subjects Protection. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. "Dissecting Neural Circuits Controlling Behavior in C. elegans," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Sreekanth Chalasani, Rockefeller University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., Jan. 26, 3 p.m. "Of Mice and Women: How Studying Development Informs Us About Breast Cancer," a Cell Biology seminar with Zena Werb, UCSF. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. "Stem Cells, Insulin and the Control of Oogenesis by Diet in Drosophila," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Exploiting Vision and Proprioception to Build and Augment Cortically Controlled Brain Machine Interfaces" with Nicholas Hatsopoulos, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Kriger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. "The Body of the Artisan, The Body of the Connoisseur: The Qing Inkstone Carver Gu," a History seminar with Dorothy Ko, Columbia University. 102B Dell House. HW

Tues., Jan. 27, noon. "Old Dogs and New Tricks: Changing Paradigms in Resolution of Lung Injury," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Landon King, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m. "Hemorrhagic Stroke in Children: Treatment and Outcome," a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Lori Jordan. E2527 SPH. EB

Tues., Jan. 27, 4:30 p.m. "Modeling Bottom-Up and Top-Down Visual Attention in Humans and Monkeys," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Laurent Itti, USC. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., Jan. 28, 1 p.m. "Early Electrophysiological Marker Predicts Functional Outcome After Cardiac Arrest," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Xiaofeng Jia, SoM. (Seminar will be teleconferenced to 110 Clark on the Homewood campus.) 709 Traylor. EB

Wed., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. "Targeting Fatty Acid Metabolic Pathways for Therapeutics in Obesity, Cancer and Stroke," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Gabriele Ronnett, SoM. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Jan. 29, noon. "Going 'Deep' Into the RNA Interference Pathway in Trypanosomes: Novel Genes and the Repertoire of Endogenous Small Interfering RNAs," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with Elisabetta Ullu, Yale University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. "A Synaptic Memory Trace for Cortical Receptive Field Plasticity," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Robert Froemke, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Fri., Jan. 30, noon. "PSI and Five and Alive — Taking a Private Sector Approach to Child Survival," an International Health special seminar with Karl Hofmann, president and CEO, Population Services International. W1020 SPH. EB

The Mid-Atlantic Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, sponsored by Philosophy. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Sat., Jan. 31 —

Session 1, noon to 2:40 p.m. "Locke on Toleration" with Ed Curley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; "Leibniz on Unity and Harmony" with Kurt Smith, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Session 2, 3:10 to 7:10 p.m. "Leibniz, Spinoza and the Cosmological Proof of God" with Mogens Laerke, University of Chicago; "Malebranche's 'Inappropriate Comparison'" with Julie Walsh, University of Western Ontario; and "The Reality of Finite Things and the Principle of Sufficient Reason in Spinoza" with Karolina Hubner, University of Chicago.

Sun., Feb. 1 —

Session 3, 8:30 to 11:10 a.m. "Prince of the Nullibists: Descartes and the Location of the Mind" with Dan Kaufman, University of Colorado, Boulder; "Could Descartes' Body Be a 'Straddling Mode'?" with Gideon Manning, Caltech.

Session 4, noon to 2:40 p.m. "Sympathy, Representation and Humanity in Spinoza's Ethics" with Justin Steinberg, Brooklyn College, CUNY; "Spinoza's Medea" with Minna Koivuniemi, Ecole Normale Superieure-Lyon/Uppsala University.

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, 3:30 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



Wed., Jan. 28, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Washington. Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball, vs. Washington. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. Men's Swimming, vs. Washington & Lee. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. Women's Swimming, vs. Washington & Lee. 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. (See story, "Urban Health Institute launches symposia on race, research in U.S.," in this issue.) Part of the Urban Health Institute's Race and Research series. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Workshops and Training

Wed., Jan. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters," a Career Services workshop. W2017 SPH. EB

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