Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 5, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 5, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 13

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Open House | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Theater | Workshops



Tues., Dec. 6, 4:15 p.m. "How Atoms Are Really Like Molecules," a Chemistry colloquium with Steve Berry, University of Chicago; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. "Classical Music in America: Its Rise, Fall and What Happens Next," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Joseph Horowitz; 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "The End of (an) Error: DNA Technology and the Decision Not to Decide in Capital Cases," a Philosophy colloquium with Jennifer Culbert, KSAS. Part of the Political and Moral Thought Program colloquium series; 348 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. "The International Linear Collider: The Next Step in High-Energy Electron-Positron Physics," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Michael Peskin, Stanford University; Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Fri., Dec. 9, 1 p.m. "Home-Based Intervention," a Center for Collaborative Intervention Research colloquium with Linda Pugh, SoN; Darius Tandon, SoM; Arlene Butz, SoM; Anne Duggan, SoM. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Prevention of Violence and the Research Center on Child Health Disparities. 10 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. "Who Wrote This Document?" an APL colloquium with Charles Nicholas, UMBC; Parsons Auditorium. APL

Fri., Dec. 9, 3 p.m. "Elite and Public Euroscepticism in Poland," a Political Science colloquium with Maciej Golubiewski and Sarah O'Byrne, KSAS; 366 Mergenthaler. HW



Sat., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Planning and Development You Can Rely On: Accountability in a Post-Clarksburg World," a discussion with council member Nancy Floreen and a panel of local experts. Montgomery County Campus. MCC


Grand Rounds

Wed., Dec. 7, 3:45 p.m. "Growth Mixture Modeling for Randomized Trials-Challenges for Estimating Impacts for Groups Defined by Post Randomization Events," Biostatistics grand rounds with Ronna Cook, Westat and Head Start Impact Study; Mike Puma, Chesapeake Research Associates LLC; and Stephen Bell, ABT Associates Inc.; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 4 p.m. "What Works and What Remains to Be Done in HIV Prevention in the United States," Preventive Medicine/Public Health grand rounds with David Holtgrave, SPH. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, JHSPH. W1214 SPH. EB



Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Multivariate Cue/Signal/Response Analysis of Cell Decision Processes," an Institute in Multiscale Modeling of Biological Interactions lecture by Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT; introductory remarks by President William R. Brody. Mudd Auditorium. HW

George Kempf Lectures, by Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m. "Lie Theory for Differential Graded Lie Algebras."

Tues., Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Open/Closed Modular Operads."

Wed., Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. "Open/Closed Deligne-Mumford Moduli Spaces and Topological Field Theory."

Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. "History of the Modern Muslim World," a JH Muslim Students Association lecture by Ashraf Ismail, Cornell University; Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Fri., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. The Hinkley Lecture--"Reluctant Pirate: Godwin on Property and Justice" by Christopher Pierson, University of Nottingham. Sponsored by Political Science. 305 Hodson. HW



Tues., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Peabody Faculty Chamber Music Concert, with guest artists Seth Knopp, piano; William Sharp, baritone, and Michael Formanek, contrabass. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Eric Ewazen, Roger Nixon and Frank Ticheli. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble performs. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. The AllNighters, JHU's only all-male a cappella group, performs. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg. HW

Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs the music of Dave Holland. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Mental Notes, co-ed a cappella group that blends comedy with music, performs. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Sun., Dec. 11, 4 p.m. Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs music of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras. $18, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 11, 6 p.m. The Gospel Choir presents its annual fall concert featuring N-Trinity, the Gospel Choir's Dance Ministry. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Fri., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory; weather permitting. For weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to Bloomberg Center. HW



Thurs., Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. Readings by Jean McGarry and Dave Smith. Sponsored by the Writing Seminars. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Mon., Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. "Controlling Gene Expression by ATP Dependent Chromatin Remodeling Complexes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Carl Wu, NIH/NCI; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. "Saving Mothers' Lives: 50 Years of Clinical and Public Health Lessons From the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK," a Population and Family Health Sciences seminar with Gwyneth Lewis, National Health Service; W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 1 p.m. "Characterization of the Vall08met Cathechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Polymorphism," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Anne Elizabeth Doyle; W7023 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. "Expression and Function of the PGD2/SOX9 Pathway in Embryonic and Pathologic Gonad," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Safia Malki; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Dec. 5, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience--"Application of the State-Space Model Paradigm to Neural Data Analysis" with Emory Brown, Harvard Medical School/MIT. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Dec. 6, 9 a.m. "Adult Outcomes of Early Onset Mental Illness: Impact on Income, Health Insurance Status and Mental Health Service Utilization in Adulthood," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Audra Bosco; 688 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Dec. 6, noon. "CMS Pay for Performance Demonstrations, a Health Services Research and Development Center seminar with CMS senior staff; 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Dec. 6, noon. "MicroRNAs in Development and Disease," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Victor Ambros, Dartmouth Medical School; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 6, noon. "Community Perspectives: Strengths and Challenges of CBPR," a Community-Based Participatory Research seminar with Mindi Levin, SOURCE. Sponsored by Health Behavior and Society. 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Dec. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Drosophila Pericentrin Like Protein (D-PLP) Maintains the Structural Integrity of the Centrosome," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Nina Peel, Wellcome Trust/Gurdon Institute; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. "Mapping Energy Efficiency Potential Into the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2006," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with John "Skip" Laitner, EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. "Religious Iconography, Violence and the Making of a Series," an Anthropology seminar with Mani Singh, KSAS; 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Strategies for Co-Reference From the Perspective of Information Exploitation," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Breck Baldwin, Alias-i; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Dec. 7, 8:15 a.m. "Publication Policies and Procedures in Multicenter Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Neil Bressler, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. "Condom Use Among Albania Youth," a Health Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Pamela Kowalski; 688 Hampton House. EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Strategies for Using Evidence-Based Mental Health Assessments in Schools," a Mental Health seminar with Jessica Mass Levitt, Columbia University/NYSPI; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. "Regulation of Nuclear Organization by Chromatin Insulators," a Biology seminar with Victor Corces, KSAS; Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. "How DNA Worms Through Protein Channels," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, noon. "Epsin Endocytic Adaptors: Essential vs. Redundant Functions," a Cell Biology seminar with Beverly Wendland, KSAS; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 12:10 p.m. "An Introduction to Concept Mapping as a Participatory Public Health Research Method," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Jessica Burke, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health; 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Lobbyists: Hired Guns or Passionate Advocates?" a Health Policy and Management seminar with various speakers; Hampton House Lecture Hall. EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 1 p.m. "Gene Expression Profiling in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy," a Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Michelle Kittleson; W2029 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. "A Systems Approach to Improve Performance of Haptic Devices," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Marcia O'Malley, Rice University; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Diversity-Generating Retroelements," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Jeff Miller, University of California, Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Simulation and Characterization of Composite Materials," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Lori Graham-Brady; 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Systems Biology from the Bottom Up: Computational Analysis of Membrane-Mediated Events," a Biology seminar with Diana Murray, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. "No Man's Land, Where Growing Companies Fail" a Hopkins Biotech Network seminar with William Fisher III, Tatum Partners. To RSVP, e-mail E301 JH@Eastern. HW

Fri., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. "Visual Acuity Loss Among Patients with AIDS and Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Thorne; W2029 SPH. EB

Fri., Dec. 9, noon. "O-GlcNAcylation on p53 and NF-kappaB," a Biological Chemistry special seminar with Jin Won Cho, Yonsei University, Korea; 612 Physiology. EB

Fri., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Control of Checkpoint Silencing," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andreas Hochwagen, MIT Center for Cancer Research; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Dec. 12, 4 p.m. "Insights Into the Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Repair from DNA Ligases," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Alan Tomkinson, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center; W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Mon., Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. "Homewood by Candlelight," seasonal decorations and music in the reception hall, period rooms lit by candlelight, and refreshments in the wine cellar. $6, free for JHU. Homewood House. HW

Sat., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers annual Gala Banquet and networking session, sponsored by the JHU Student Chapter and the Baltimore Professional Chapter of the SHPE. $8 for students (members), $10 for students (non-members), $25 for professional members and $30 for faculty, staff and professionals. 214-773-7298 or Great Hall, Levering. HW



Thurs., Dec. 8, Fri., Dec. 9, and Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. The Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater presents A Soldier's Play. $5 general admission, $3 for students. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets performs improv and sketch comedy. $1. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Tues., Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grantwriting workshop, designed to assist faculty with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed grant application; with Wendy Sanders, SoM. $1,100. Sponsored by the Professional Development Office. Tilghman Auditorium. EB

Financial Planning, Phase 3, for people with less than 10 years until retirement; topics include retirement investment strategies, retirement plan distributions and estate conservation; with Bill Leeb and Pete Dixon, Financial Council Inc. Sponsored by Worklife Programs. To register, call 443-997-7000 or go to

Tues., Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. East Baltimore

Wed., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. JH@Eastern.

Wed., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. "Emergent Forms of Life and the Child Emergent," Child on the Wing Workshop 3 with Michael Fischer, MIT; Joao Biehl, Princeton University; and Michael Moon, KSAS. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW

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