Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 18, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 18, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 3

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Lectures | Music | Open House | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops


Blood Drive

Wed., Sept. 20, and Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive on the Homewood campus. For more information, e-mail or call 410-516-0138. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Wed., Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. "Voice Machines," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Bonnie Gordon, SUNY, Stony Brook; 308 Conservatory. Peabody

Thurs., Sept. 21, 3 p.m. "Engineering the Eternal City: Power, Knowledge and Urbanization, 1560-1570," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Pamela Long; 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "Measuring Periodicity in Gene Expression With Persistence," a SIMCA colloquium with Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "The Sensorimotor Approach to Perception: A Critical Assessment," a Philosophy colloquium with Paul Coates, University of Hertfordshire; 348 Gilman. HW



Mon., Sept. 18, noon. "Finding Work in Global Health," a panel discussion with Patricia Ohmans, Garth Osborn and other representatives from the Global Health Council, of their book by the same name; W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. "Access to Care: Reducing Health Disparity Barriers in the Treatment of Mental Illness," a panel discussion with Estela Abosch, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma; Tracee Bryant, Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation; and Kedar Imani, Men's Center, Baltimore City Health Department. Sponsored by Center on Health Disparities Research. This panel discussion is part of the Health and Culture Seminar Series. Refreshments and further discussion follow in 215 Pinkard. 202 Anne M. Pinkard Bldg. EB



Tues., Sept. 19, 5:15 p.m. "Litterature, Histoire et Politique," a German and Romance Languages lecture by novelist Jean Rolin; 336 Gilman (Defaux Room). HW

Wed., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. ""The Holocaust, Contemporary Antisemitism and Radical Islam," a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program lecture by Yehuda Bauer, Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. "The Aesthetics of Tragedy: Romantic Perspectives," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Christoph Menke, Universitat Potsdam; 238 Gilman. HW



Thurs., Sept. 21, 6 and 8 p.m. The Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series presents The Baltimore Consort, with guest artist Josˇ Lemos, countertenor, and current and former faculty and alumni. $18 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody


Open House

Tues., Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house for the JHMI chapter of the JHU Women's Network; learn about the opportunities and advantages that membership in the network can provide; all faculty, staff, bargaining unit employees, contractors, students, alumni, retirees and friends of the university are eligible for membership. 2150 JHOC. EB



Rosh Hashana Services — Fri., Sat., Sun., Sept. 22, 23, 24. Conservative, Reform and Orthodox services. Hopkins Hillel sponsors Conservative and Reform services; Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU sponsor Orthodox services. Lunches and dinners in the Smokler Center follow all services. Meals are free for students, $15 for community members. To reserve, call 410-653-2265. HW

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block; Glass Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. Fri., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center); Sun., 9:30 a.m.

Reform. Led by student rabbi Josh Lobel; Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. Fri., 6:15 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.

Orthodox. Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9:30 a.m.



Mon., Sept. 18, 12:10 p.m. "The Politicization of HIV Prevention in Resource Constrained Settings," a Social and Behavioral Interventions Program seminar with Michael Sweat, SPH. Sponsored by International Health. W4013 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m. "From Inside the Lab to Inside the Beltway: A Career in Science Policy," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Carrie Wolinetz, FASEB; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Fluorescence-detected Protein Trafficking Into and Out of the ER," a Biophysics seminar with Arthur Johnson, Texas A&M Health Science Center; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Seizing the Center: National Security Policy and American Conservatism in the 1970s," a History seminar with Julian Zelizer, Boston University; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. "Ergodicity and Zeros of Eigenfunctions," an Analysis seminar with Steve Zelditch, KSAS; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. "The Light That Never Goes Out: Butch Intimacies and Sub-Urban Sociabilities in 'Lesser Los Angeles,' " a Women, Gender and Sexuality seminar with Karen Tongson, University of Southern California; 113 Greenhouse. HW

Mon., Sept. 18, 5 p.m. "Surjectivity for Hamiltonian G-Spaces in K-Theory," a Topology seminar with Greg Landweber, University of Oregon; 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 19, noon. "Role of EGF Receptor Family Members in Breast Cancer Metastasis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Jeffrey Segall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Sept. 19, noon. "Smoking Newports Is Our Heritage — Exploring Tobacco Use in Urban Young Adult African Americans," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Simona Kwon, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Urban Health Institute. 208 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Sept. 19, 12:15 p.m. "USAID Child Blindness Program: Moving From Congressional Earmark to Eye Care Programs in Developing Countries," a Center for Human Nutrition seminar with Lilly Clements, Academy for Educational Development; E6519 SPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. "Maternal Thyroid Autoanti-bodies: Biomarkers for Childhood Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Other Neurodevelopmental Deficits," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Ellen Wasserman; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Sept. 19, 3 p.m. "Engineering, Infrastructures and Environmental Justice Geography," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Sylvia Hood Washington, Northwestern University; 234 Ames. HW

Tues., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. "Breakdown of Alfven's Theorem in Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics student seminar with Hussein Aluie; 304 Whitehead. HW

Tues., Sept. 19, 4 p.m. "Navigating the Library's Resources for Civil Engineering," a Civil Engineering seminar with Stephen Stich, MSE Library; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Sept. 20, noon. "Preparing for Life After Work: A Seminar for Women Contemplating Retirement — Designed for Women Over 45," a WorkLife Programs seminar with Dena Frankel, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. For location and to register, go to HW

Wed., Sept. 20, 4 p.m. "Changing Educational Inequalities in India in the Context of Affirmative Action," a Sociology seminar with Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland; 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. "Rank-One Quadratic Twists of Elliptic Curves," a Number Theory seminar with Dongho Byeon, Seoul National University; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs. Sept. 21, 11 a.m. "The Protein Unfolding Problem," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Erik Fernandez, University of Virginia; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Sept. 21, noon. "Role of Cytoplasmic Intermediate Filaments in Cell Growth and Death," a Cell Biology seminar with Pierre Coulombe, SoM; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "DNA in a Tight Squeeze: From Viral DNA P," a Biology seminar with Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "Frequency-Shifted Interferometry: Applications in Optical Metrology and Quantum Communication," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Li Qian, University of Toronto; 117 Barton. HW

Thurs., Sept. 21, 4 p.m. "The Transformation of America's Daily Newspapers," an Institute for Policy Studies panel discussion with Michael Hill, Baltimore Sun; Thomas Kunkel, University of Maryland Merrill School of Journalism; and Howard Weaver, the McClatchy Company. A Press and Public Policy Seminar. Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW

Fri., Sept. 22, 11 a.m. "Momentum Balance, Hydrodynamic Impulse and Choreography in Rapidly Maneuvering Live Fish and Flapping Foils," a CEAFM seminar with Alexandra Techet, MIT; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Sept. 22, noon. "Extended Persistence from Poincare and Lefschetz Duality," a Mathematics seminar with Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University; 302 Krieger. HW

Fri., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. "Epidemiology and Impact of Clostridium difficile in Pediatric Patients," an Epidemiology research proposal seminar with April Naegeli; W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m. "The Molecular Basis of a Non-Canonical Notch Signaling Pathway and Its Role in Axon Guidance," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Edward Giniger, NIH/NINDS; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 25, noon. "Innovation High School: The Challenge of Making It Happen," an Institute for Policy Studies seminar with Marion Pines, IPS; 526 Wyman Bldg. HW

Mon., Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m. "Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccines," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Michael Berg; W1020 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 25, 3 p.m. "Inflammation and Heart Disease: The Potential Roles of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Gene Polymorphisms and Plasma CRP Levels," an Epidemiology faculty candidate presentation with Jennifer Pai, Harvard School of Public Health. Whelton Conference Room (2-600), Welch Center. EB

Mon., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Computational Protein Design: Theory, Experiments, Applications," a Biophysics seminar with Homme Hellinga, Duke University; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. "Globalization, Competition, and 'The Information Age' of Manuel Castells," a History seminar with Louis Galambos, KSAS; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Sept. 25, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neuronal Plasticity and Behavioral Recovery Following Spinal Injury in Monkeys," with Corinna Darian-Smith, Stanford University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Mon., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. The 2006 Constitutional Forum — "Our Undemocratic Constitution" with Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas. (See story, "Constitutional Forum to feature law expert Sanford V. Levinson," in this issue.) Sponsored by Political Science, Institute for Policy Studies, and Government, Community and Public Affairs. 110 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. "Balancing Professional and Personal Time in the Information Age," a Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association lecture by life management and personal productivity guru David Allen. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Cancer Research Building Auditorium. EB



Thurs., Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. "Giving a Research Talk," a Professional Development Office workshop with Wendy Sanders, SoM. Focusing on content and delivery of biomedical research presentations. Cost is $750. For information, e-mail Suite 2-108, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Sept. 21, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Search Google Like a Pro," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, KSAS. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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