Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 30, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 30, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 9

Weekly Calendar

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



Mon., Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m. "The Politics of Prevention: Redefining Preventive Medicine in the Minority Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, 1905-1909," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Steve Sturdy, University of Edinburgh; Seminar Room, Welch Medical Library. EB

Tues., Oct. 31, 4:15 p.m. "Reprogramming Bacteria With Small Molecules and RNA," a Chemistry colloquium with Justin Gallivan, Emory University; 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Magnetic Channeling and Confinement in the Hypersonic Winds of Massive, Luminous Stars," an STScI colloquium with Richard Townsend; STScI Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 4 p.m. "Enhancing Learning and Slowing Forgetting: Some Elementary (but Neglected) Questions," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Hal Pashler, University of California, San Diego; 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. "Anarchist Publics: Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman and the Constitution of Radical Space in America," a Seminar in Political and Moral Thought colloquium with Kathy Ferguson, University of Hawaii. Sponsored by Philosophy. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. "Community of Interest: Data Sharing in a Net-Centric Environment," an APL colloquium with Michael Krieger, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Fri., Nov. 3, and Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Concepts of Life" a Humanities Center conference with various speakers. Go to for more information. 110 Gilman. HW



Sun., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. Peabody Dance presents a Day of Master Classes and the first Ballet Teachers' seminar, with guest faculty Marcia Dale Weary, founder of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and master teacher and choreographer Alan Hineline; open to regional ballet teachers and upper-level dance students. Dance studios. Peabody



Tues., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. "Bolivia Round Table," a Romance Languages discussion with Magda Von derHeydt, KSAS. 003 Greenhouse (basement level). HW



Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. The Johns Hopkins Film Society presents The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, directed by Peter Greenaway. $6 general admission, $3 for JHU affiliates. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Information Sessions

Tues., Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m. "U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps," an information session about student and professional career opportunities in public health, with LCDR Claudine Samanic, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and LCDR Bradley King, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps. Sponsored by Career Services. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. Pre-Health junior/senior information session, required for students applying in the 2007-2008 application cycle. 110 Hodson. HW



Mon., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. 2006 Iwry Lecture — "The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls" by Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 205 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 31, 4 p.m. "Southern Trees Bear Strange Fruits," an Anthropology lecture by Sylvain Perdigon, KSAS; 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 5:15 p.m. "Manzoni e il Seicento," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Salvatore Nigro, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; 336 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 7 a.m. The 2006-2007 Alfred Blalock Lecture — Surgery for Heart Failure" by Irving Kron, University of Virginia Health System. Sponsored by SoM. Tilghman Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 5:15 p.m. "Le Risque de la Verite: Reflexions sur le Dernier Foucault," a German and Romance Languages lecture by Yves Charles Zarka, CNRS; 336 Gilman (Defaux Room). HW



Mon., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. "Opera Potpourri," featuring scenes from romantic opera. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 3, 2 and 5 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 4, 2, 5 and 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 5, 10 a.m., and 2, 5 and 8 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. "The Complete Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach," a four-day, 10-concert marathon performance by Felix Hell. $18 general admission, $12 senior citizens and $10 students with ID. (See story, "A ticket to Hell and Bach," in this issue.) Discounts are available for the purchase of three or more concerts. For information, call the Peabody Box Office, 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Mozart and Stravinsky, and "Elegy" by Peabody faculty members and Peabody alum Michael Hersch. $18 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $8 students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. Preparatory Faculty Recital, with alums Matthew Boggs, contrabass; Rachel Choe, flute; Fatma Daglar, oboe; David Drosinos, clarinet; Paul Johnson, contrabass; Catherine Renggli, Piano; Angela Taylor, voice and flute; Larry Williams, horn; and Bryan Young, bassoon. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Sun., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series — French pianist Helene Grimaud performing music by Bach/Busoni, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Free to JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. 4:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture in Clipper Room, Shriver Hall. HW



Mon., Oct. 30, noon. "Thermodynamics of Mantle Minerals," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Lars Stixrude, University of Michigan; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Aberrant DNA Repair Increases Antibody Diversity," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Patricia Gearhart, NIA/NIH; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Muscle-like Commands in the Motor Cortex: The Basis for Natural Brain Machine Interface?" with Lee Miller, Northwestern University Medical School. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Chemical Approaches to Sorting Out Signaling," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Philip Cole, SoM; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "Volumes of Balls in Large Riemannian Manifolds," an Analysis seminar with Larry Guth, Stanford University; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 30, 4 p.m. "A Fresh Look at Medieval Sanctuary," a History seminar with William Jordan, Princeton University. Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies. 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m. "The Radio of Us All," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Bill Siemering, Developing Radio Partners; Suite 310 (International Room), 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Wed., Nov. 1, 8:15 a.m. "A Pure Likelihood Approach for Adaptive Clinical Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Jeffrey Blume, Brown University; W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Shock-Induced Chemical Reactions in Exothermic Intermetallic-Forming Powder Mixtures," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Naresh Thadhani, Georgia Institute of Technology; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. "Analytic Continuation of Langlands L-functions via Boundary Value Distributions," a Number Theory seminar with Steve Miller, Rutgers University; 304 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 11 a.m. "Design and Synthesis of Functional Biomaterials: From Nucleic Acid Delivery to Bioadhesives," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with David Putnam, Cornell University; 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, noon. "Chemotaxis to EGF During Metastasis of Breast Tumors," a Cell Biology seminar with John Condeelis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m. "All Those Seniors: How Are We Going to Take Care of Them?" a Health Policy and Management seminar with Marilyn Moon, American Institutes for Research; and Arnold Eppel, director, Baltimore County Department of Aging; B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m. "Informed Consent Nuts and Bolts," an Office for Research Subjects brown bag seminar with Holly Taylor, SPH; W3031 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. "Nicotine, Addiction and Depression: From Molecules to Behavior," a Neuroscience research seminar with Marina Picciotto, Yale University; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. "Agility and Dynamic Performance of Multi-Legged Robots," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Alan Bowling, University of Notre Dame; 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. "Remarks on Optimal Smoothing of Histograms and Visualizing Parameter Sensitivity," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with David Scott, Rice University; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Nov. 3, noon. "Owning Our Research: Charting Our Future," a Center for American Indian Health seminar with representatives from four Pacific Northwest tribes presenting community-based research findings; W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., Nov. 3, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of Runx2 Stability in Cartilage Development," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Run Shen, University of Rochester Medical Center; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Fri., Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. "The Effects of Pressure, Inter-scale Interaction and Viscosity on the Lagrangian Evolution of Velocity Increments," a Mechanical Engineering student seminar with Yi Li; 107 Latrobe. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, noon. "Mineral-Water Interface Processes Affecting Contaminant Fate and Biogeochemical Cycling," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Jeff Catalano, Argonne National Laboratory; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Harnessing Actin Dynamics for Endocytosis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Spectral Calculus for Schrodinger Operators in One and Three Dimensions," an Analysis seminar with Shijun Zheng, University of South Carolina; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Monkey fMRI and Single Unit Recordings in PFC and ACC in an Anti-Saccade Task" with Stefan Everling, University of Western Ontario. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "Structural Approaches Toward Understanding and Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Satish Nair, University of Illinois; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Nov. 6, 4 p.m. "What If the Heffalump Were a She?" a History seminar wiith Mary Yeager, UCLA; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m. "Search Result Summarization and Disambiguation via Contextual Dimensions" and "Efficient Named Entity Recognition Using Inverse Index Operations," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Raghu Krishnapuram, IBM India Research Lab; 100 Shaffer. HW


Special Events

Wed., Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Third Annual Diversity Conference, an institution-wide conference on diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism, with Richard Carmona, U.S. surgeon general, and Martha Hill, dean of the School of Nursing. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., Nov. 1, 2 p.m. "Tableware and Specialty Glass in the Homewood House Collection," a talk by Amanda Lange, curator at historic Deerfield. Fifth in the six-part series Repast as Ritual: The Objects of Entertaining at Homewood House Museum. Single lectures $35 ($30 for museum members, $15 for students and museum volunteers). For information, call 410-516-5589, e-mail, or go to HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, noon. Mattin ART Munch — "Experimental Animation," a discussion with award-winning animator Laurence Arcadias, MICA. Co-sponsored by the Digital Media Center, Homewood Arts Program and Homewood Art Workshops. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Thurs., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. 2006 MSE Symposium: Finding Our Voice: The Role of America's Youth — "Surviving a Disaster and Providing for Children of Lesser Fortune" with Petra Nemcova, Czechoslovakian-born fashion model who was seriously injured in the Indonesian tsunami of 2005; Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 4, noon and 1 p.m. JHU/BMA ArtWalk, guided 45-minute walking tours of Homewood's 200-year-old carriage house (Merrick Barn), the Levi Sculpture Garden and BMA's spring house, which was designed by Benjamin Latrobe. Tours meet at noon at Homewood and 1 p.m. at the BMA. A brochure is available at both locations for a self-guided tour. HW



Thurs., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "25 Years of Humane Science," the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing's 25th anniversary symposium with speakers from academia, industry and government. (See article, "How cosmetics led to the creation of a new field of science," in this issue.) E3018 SPH. EB



Thurs., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Wireless Networks at Home and JHU," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Brian Cole, CER; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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