Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 13, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 13, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 25
 

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops

 

Colloquia


For more than 25 years, Hesperion has been captivating audiences with its eclectic interpretations of ancient music based on new and up-to-date premises. This week, the four-member group brings its repertoire to Homewood. See Music.

Tues., March 14, 4:15 p.m. "Probing Molecular Structures with Zero Kinetic Energy Electrons," a Chemistry colloquium with Dong-Sheng Yang, University of Kentucky; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., March 15, 3:30 p.m. "Wet vs. Dry Mergers and the Formation of Elliptical Galaxies," an STScI colloquium with John Kormendy, University of Texas; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 16, 4 p.m. "Challenging Images of Early Modern Science and the Emergence of a New Theory of Motion," a Center for the History and Philosophy of Science colloquium with Jurgen Renn, Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. Co-sponsored by History of Science, Medicine and Technology. 210 Hodson. HW

Fri., March 17, 2 p.m. "The 'Irrepressible Conflict' Redefined: How Manipulation of the Electoral College Could Have Provoked the Secession of the North in 1861," a Political Science colloquium with Simon Sheppard; 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Fri., March 17, 2 p.m. "Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus," an APL colloquium with Michael Roberto, NYU, Stern School of Business; Parsons Auditorium. APL

 

Discussion/Talks

Pre-Professional Advising events. HW

Mon., March 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. "Conversations in Medicine," second program of the series. Pizza at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. 162 Mattin Center.

Thurs., March 16, 3 p.m. Medical College of Wisconsin, with admissions recruiter Magdalisse Gonzalez; Sherwood Room, Levering.

Wed., March 15, noon. "Fighting Homelessness in Baltimore: The History and Current Programs of Project Place," a JHU Women's Network discussion with Toby Morris of Project Place. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Mon., March 20, noon. "Parenting Teens," a WorkLife Programs discussion group with Melissa Back Tamburo; Suite 403 (Conference Room), 550 Bldg. EB

 

Film/Video

Wed., March 15, 5 p.m. Screening of John Mann's film Locust Point, followed by discussion with the director. Sponsored by Film and Media Studies and the MSE Library Diversity Committee. AV Center, Large Viewing Room, A-Level, MSE Library. HW

Fri., March 17, 8 p.m. Friday Night Films presents Woody Allen's Annie Hall. $2. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Information Sessions

Thurs., March 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information session for programs in the Graduate Division of Business and Management. Sponsored by SPSBE. Downtown Center.

 

Lectures

"Capturing Imagination: On Belief, Disbelief and Scandal," an Anthropology lecture series with Carlo Severi, l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. 400 Macaulay. HW

Mon., March 13, 6 p.m. "Complex Identities: A Shamanistic Example."

Tues., March 14, 4 p.m. "The Ambiguous Enemy: Disbelief and Scandal."

Tues., March 14, 5:30 p.m. The Winter Lecture Series — "The Glory of the Piano" by musicologist and composer Ray Sprenkle. First of three lectures in preparation for Shriver Hall Concert Series' 40th Anniversary Piano Celebration. (See article, "Peabody's Ray Sprenkle to lecture on 'The Glory of the Piano,'" in this issue.) For reservations, call 410-516-7164. STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., March 16, 5 p.m. "Lorenzo Lippi: Painting, Burlesque Poetry and Art History in 17th-Century Florence," a History of Art lecture by Eva Struhal, KSAS; 255 Mergenthaler. HW

Fri., March 17, 4 p.m. "Tanz/Theater in Deutschland als 'Chronik der Gefuhle': Pina Bausch, Christoph Marthaler, Meg Stuart," a German lecture by Gabriele Brandstetter, Universitat Berlin; 238 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 17, 6:30 p.m. "Rediscovering the Lost Pyramids of Abydos," an illustrated lecture by Stephen Harvey, Oriental Institute/University of Chicago. Sponsored by African Studies at SAIS and the American Research Center in Egypt, Washington D.C. chapter. Egyptian Embassy, 3521 International Court, NW, Washington D.C.

 

Music

Wed. to Sat., March 15 to 18, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Opera Theatre performs Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. $24, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., March 19, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI. $33 general admission, $17 for students, $8 for student rush tickets. 410-516-7164. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Open House

Fri., March 17, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory; weather permitting. For weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to www.mdspacegrant.org/observatory.html. Bloomberg Center. HW

 

Seminars

Mon., March 13, noon. "The Role of Disability and Antidepressants in Late-Life Depression," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Kathleen Haddad; 892 Hampton House. EB

Mon., March 13, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of Developmental Timing in Plants by miRNAs and Transacting siRNAs," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 13, 1:30 p.m. "Causal Inference With Sensitivity Analysis: Methods for Investigating Mediation and Accounting for Death in Observational Studies," a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Brian Lee Egleston; W3008 SPH. EB

Mon., March 13, 2 p.m. "Delivering Antibodies Against Host Adhesion Molecules as an Anti-HIV-1 Microbicide," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Caren Chancey; W1214 SPH. EB

Tues., March 13, 3 p.m. "Multi-Document Statistical Fact Extraction and Fusion," a Computer Science seminar with Gideon Mann, WSE; 202 Shaffer. HW

Mon., March 13, 3 p.m. "Assessment of Norovirus and Related Viral Surrogate Survival in Surface Water and Subsurface Water," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Jinhee Bee; W6015 SPH. EB

Mon., March 13, 3:30 p.m. "Maintaining Respect at the Margins of Agency: Respect for Persons and Research in Emergency Settings," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Neal Dickert; W1214 SPH. EB

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. "Propagation and Diffraction of Waves on Singular Spaces," an Analysis seminar with Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. "Magma in Earth's Deep Interior," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Lars Stixrude, University of Michigan; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Perceiving and Navigating Through 3-D Space: Neural Mechanisms of Depth and Heading Perception in the Dorsal Visual Processing Stream" with Gregory DeAngelis, Washington University School of Medicine; 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 13, 4 p.m. "A Renaissance Physician and His Wanderjahre: Conrad Gesner, Print Culture and the Invention of the Universal Library," a History seminar with Paul Nelles, Carleton University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 13, 5:15 p.m. "The Court in the Nibelungenlied," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Jan-Dirk Muller, University of Munich; 336 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 14, 11 a.m. "Uncovering Regulatory Signals in the Genome Using Large Scale Structure," an Institute for Computational Medicine seminar with Harlan Robins, Center for Systems Biology and the Institute for Advanced Study; 110 Clark. HW

Tues., March 14, noon. "The Enzymatic Regulation of Endogenous Cannabinoid Signaling: How to Achieve a Natural High," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps Research Institute; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., March 14, 3 p.m. "Inducing Weighted Grammars From Natural Language Text," a Computer Science seminar with Noah Smith, WSE; 304 Shaffer. HW

Tues., March 14, 5:15 p.m. "Of Miracles and Bogus Magic: Representing Religious Practices in Folk Tales," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Peter Strohschneider, University of Munich; 336 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 15, 12:15 p.m. "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: From Phenotype to Genotype," a Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seminar with Gerald Nestadt, SoM; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., March 15, 3 p.m. "Mathematical and Experimental Studies Addressing the Role of Diastolic Ca Release in Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling," an Institute for Computational Medicine seminar with Tom Shannon, Rush University; 110 Clark. HW

Wed., March 15, 3:30 p.m. "Atomistic Origins of Stress and Surface Evolution Due to Ion Bombardment of Silicon," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Harley Johnson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., March 15, 4 p.m. "Chemical Inhibitors of Signaling and Secretion: Intelligent Design vs. Natural Selection," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Jack Taunton, University of California, San Francisco; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., March 15, 4 p.m. "The Place of Pleasure," a Humanities Center seminar with Candace Vogler, University of Chicago; 111 Gilman. HW

Wed., March 15, 6 p.m. "History vs. Art: The Yiddish Origins of Elie Wiesel's Night," a Jewish Studies Program seminar with Marc Miller, Emory University; 123 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 16, 9 a.m. "The Identification of Subgroup Analyses in Clinical Trials," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Claudine Woo Shinoff; W2015 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 16, 10 a.m. "Fast Food Availability: Understanding Adolescent Overweight in the Clue II Cohort," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Mia Pappas; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 16, 11 a.m. "Data, Technology and Populations for Genomewide Association Studies," an Institute for Computational Medicine seminar with Itsik Pe'er, Broad Institute, Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital; 110 Clark. HW

Thurs., March 16, 11 a.m. "Engineering Combinatorial Libraries of Novel Proteins and the Molecular Underpinnings of Alzheimer's Disease," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Michael Hecht, Princeton University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 16, noon. "HIFs, Hypoxia and Tumor Progression," a Cell Biology seminar with M. Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 16, 12:10 p.m. "Exploring Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Valuation of Health States," a Health, Behavior and Society brown bag seminar with Darrell Gaskin, SPH; and Kevin Frick, SPH. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., March 16, 1:15 p.m. "Epidemiology of Viral Respiratory Infections and the Kinetics of Influenza and RSV Antibodies Among Navajo and White Mountain Apache Infants From Birth to Six Months," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Angelia Eick; W2033 SPH. EB

Thurs., March 16, 3:30 p.m. "Adaptive Human Language Processing," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Matthew Crocker, Saarland University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., March 16, 5:15 p.m. "Writing, Memory and Erasure: Hamlet's Tables and Cardenio's Librillo," a Romance Languages and Literature seminar with Roger Chartier, University of Pennsylvania and College de France. Co-sponsored by the Museum Studies group. 110 Gilman. HW

Thurs., March 16, 5:45 p.m. "Deep Impact: Probing a Comet," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Peter Schultz, Brown University; 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., March 16, 7:30 p.m. "Fresh Perspectives on Looking Your Best," a Dermatology seminar with Craig Vander Kolk, SoM, and Nancy Graff, Bayview; Suite 350, Pavilion I, Green Spring Station.

Fri., March 17, 2 p.m. "The Association of Health Risk Behaviors and Occupational Injury Among U.S. Army Basic Trainees," a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Michelle Chervak; 688 Hampton House. EB

Fri., March 17, 4:30 p.m. "Il Rapporto Petrarca — Boccaccio: Nodo Fondamentale della Tradizione Letteraria Italiana," a Romance Languages and Literatures seminar with Giuseppe Velli, Universita Statale di Milano; 223 Gilman. HW

Mon., March 20, 12:15 p.m. "Where Do Little Golgi Stacks Come From?" a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ben Glick, University of Chicago; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 20, 4 p.m. "The Roles of Kit Ligand During Mouse Germ Cell Development," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Mary Bedell, University of Georgia. Co-sponsored by Urology and Gynecology/ Obstetrics. W2030 SPH. EB

 

Special Events

Wed., March 15, 8 p.m. Foreign Affairs Symposium 2006 — "AIDS Crisis in the Sub-Sahara," a panel with Thomas Quinn, NIH; Robyn Munford, Student Partnerships Worldwide; and Roxana Rogers, USAID. 110 Hodson. HW

 

Sports

Sat., March 18, 1 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, vs. Syracuse; Homewood Field. HW

 

Workshops

Digital Media Center workshops; 226 Mattin Center. HW

Mon., March 13, 7 p.m. "Beat-Making and Live Mixing," with Andrew Cole.

Tues., March 14, 6 p.m. "Multicamera Editing," with Dan Morais.

Thurs., March 16, 5 p.m. "Recording on Location," with Andrew Cole.

WorkLife Programs workshops

Wed., March 15
9 to 11:30 a.m. "Mid-Career Investor," with representatives from Financial Council Inc.; E2030 SPH. EB
Noon. "College Planning for Your Middle and High School Students," with Paul White, SoM; 140 Phipps. EB

Fri., March 17, noon. "Bits and Bites: iPod and iTunes," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Allyson McCabe, MSE Library. Register using the "Calendar" link at
www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Fri., March 17, 1:15 p.m. "Creating Poster Presentations," a Welch Library workshop. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Mon., March 20, 8 a.m. Grant-writing workshop with Wendy Sanders. Sponsored by Professional Development Office. $1,100. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Bldg. EB

 
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