Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 8, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 8, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 6

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Exhibition | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops



The German musicians known as Trio Jean Paul head across the Atlantic this month for an American tour that includes a debut performance in the Shriver Hall Concert Series, playing works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. See Music.

Tues., Oct. 9, 4:15 p.m. "Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials: Engineering the Interface Through Synthesis," a Chemistry colloquium with Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Oct. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. "The Worlds of Julius Eastman," a Peabody Musicology colloquium with Ellie Hisama, Columbia University. 308 Conservatory Bldg. Peabody

Thurs., Oct. 11, and Fri., Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 3rd Lavy Colloquium — "Judaism and Christian Art" with various speakers. Sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 11, 3 p.m. "Modern Thirst and Massive Suffering: The Strange Hydrologics of Post- Tsunami Sri Lanka," a History of Science and Technology seminar with Paul Greenough, University of Iowa. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Library. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "Coherence," a Philosophy colloquium with Ram Neta, University of North Carolina. 348 Gilman. HW

Fri., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. "Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III," an Applied Physics Lab colloquium with William Scott. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Wed., Oct. 10, noon. "Chinese Culture," a brown bag discussion with doctoral nursing students from China. Carpenter Room, Anne M. Pinkard Bldg, SoN. EB



Thurs., Oct. 11, through Fri., Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gift, an exhibition of Phil Borges' photographs of the organization Interplast's humanitarian work in Vietnam and Peru. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and Interplast. Miles and East rooms, off the Turner Concourse. EB


Information Sessions

Thurs., Oct. 11, noon. Information session for the Public Health Certification Examination, with James Yager, SPH, and Michel Ibrahim, NBPHE. intended for students and faculty interested in learning more about the examination and the National Board of Public Health Examiners. E2014 SPH. EB



The Kempf Lectures, by Lars Hesselholt, MIT and Nagoya University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. "Homeomorphisms of Manifolds and Algebraic K-theory."

Tues., Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m. "The Absolute de Rham-Witt Complex and the Fundamental Theorem."

Wed., Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. "The Equivariant Homotopy Groups of the Topological Hochschild Spectrum."

Wed., Oct. 10, noon. The James Schouler Lecture — "How Black Women Structure America: A Future for Black Feminist Political Theory" by Hawley Fogg-Davis, Temple University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. 366 Mergenthaler. HW



Tues., Oct. 9, noon. Performance by jazz pianist and composer Jack Reilly. part of The Art of Healing concert series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby. EB

Tues., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. The Peabody Trio performs as part of the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Jazz presents its first jazz student/faculty collaborative performance. East Hall. Peabody

Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. "Music at Evergreen" presents the vocal group Voices of London. A meet-the- artists reception follows the performance. $20 general admission, $15 for members, $10 for students with ID. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sun., Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Trio Jean Paul. $33 admission, $17 for non-Hopkins students. free for Homewood and Peabody students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Strategic Communication in Emergencies and War Zones: Afghanistan and Sri Lanka," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Nuzhat Shahzadi, UNICEF. International Room, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Mon., Oct. 8, noon. "Proinflammatory Signaling Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Harvey Pollard, Utah State University School of Medicine. W1030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Ethics, Human Rights and International Health: A View From Geneva," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Alex Capron, University of Southern California. 208 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Meiotic DNA Double-Strand Break Repair (Homologous Recombination) in Mice and Humans," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Dan Camerini-Otero, NIDDK/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Respiratory Health — Story of a Cohort Study," an Epidemiology seminar with Ira Tager, University of California. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. "Role of Atypical Celsr3 in Axonal Tract Development," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Andre Goffinet, University of Louvain. 517 PCTB. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Investigating the Physical Basis of Biomineralization: New Insights for Biomolecular Modification of Mineral Shapes and Signatures" with Patricia Dove, Virginia Tech. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-Sacrifice as an Enzymatic Strategy in the Biosynthesis of Lipoic Acid," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Squire Booker, Penn State University. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "The Curse of God: Indian Conversations About Race on New York's Revolutionary Frontier," a History seminar with David Silverman, George Washington University. 315 Gilman. HW

Tues., Oct. 9, noon. "Signaling Through the Isoactin Network: Insight Into Cell Motility and Microbial Pathogenesis," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Ira Herman, Tufts University School of Medicine. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Tues., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Advanced Coating Systems for Mitigating Blast Effects on Steel Structural Components," a Civil Engineering seminar with Dan Linzell, Penn State. 110 Maryland. HW

Tues., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. "Confronting the New Eugenics: Bad Science, Racism, Reproductive Choice and State Power," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Alex Capron, University of Southern California. Sherwood Room, Levering. HW

Tues., Oct. 9, 5 p.m. "Changemasters: Business Leaders in Government Service 19421965," an Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise seminar with Albert Beveridge. Sponsored by History. 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Women's Health: Present and Future From an OB/GYN Perspective," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Alan DeCherney, NICHHD/NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m. Taenia Solium Proteases: Novel Antigens for the Immunodiagnosis and Potential Targets of Vaccines for Cysticercosis," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Mirko Zimic. W2015 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. "The Use of Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Crack Tips in Glass," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Sheldon Wiederhorn, NIST. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. "Early Mesopotamian Urbanism: A New View From the North," a Near Eastern Studies seminar with Joan Oates, University of Cambridge, England. 123 Gilman Hall. HW

Thurs., Oct. 11, 9 a.m. "Environmental Fate of Persistent Biocides and Human Exposure," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Jochen Heidler. W7023 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 10 a.m. "Women's Autonomy and Intimate Partner Violence in South India," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Rachel Sturke. W4517 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, noon. "Deciphering the Molecular Language of Symbiosis," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint research seminar with Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, noon. "Oxygen-Dependent Regulation of Glucose and Energy Metabolism in Mammalian Cells: Mechanisms and Consequences," a Cell Biology seminar with Gregg Semenza, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, noon. "DNA Methylation as a Biomarker for Detection of Breast Cancer," a Cancer Prevention and Control Network seminar with Mary Jo Fackler, SoM. W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Beyond Knowledge Gaps: Do Anti-Tobacco Media Campaigns Widen Socioeconomic Differences in Smoking Cessation?" a seminar with Jeff Niederdeppe, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Part of the series Using Social and Behavioral Research for Continued Tobacco Control Success, sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 1 p.m. "Exploring Neural Circuits With Genetic Mosaics," a Neuroscience research seminar with Liqun Luo, Stanford University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. "Assessment of the Safe Motherhood Initiative in Eritrea: Strategies for Improvement," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Marni Laverentz. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., Oct. 11, 4 p.m. "Chemical and Forensic Analysis of JFK Assassination Bullet Lots: Is a Second Shooter Possible?" an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Cliff Spiegelman, Texas A&M. 205 Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. "Surface Waves and Wave-Driven Fields Over the Ocean: Implications for Atmospheric Electromagnetics and Ocean Acoustics," a CEAFM seminar with Tihomir Hristov, KSAS. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Use of Enriched Claims Data to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost of Care," a Health Sciences Informatics seminar with Earl Steinberg, Resolution Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., Oct. 12, 1 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Volition Control of Neural Activity and Recurrent Brain-Computer Interfaces" with Eberhard Fetz, University of Washington. 338 Krieger. HW

Fri., Oct. 12, 4 p.m. "Human Dendritic Cell Vaccination With HIV Antigens," a Microbial Immunity and Vaccine Development seminar with Mary Marovich, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. "Availability of Health Foods and Cardiovascular Risk: The MESA Study," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Manuel Franco. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Low Temperature Biosignatures and Evolution of Life" with Clark Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. "Systems Biology for Genetics," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Joel Bader, WSE. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. "Topological Complexity of Lens Spaces," a Mathematics seminar with Jesus Gonzalez, CINESTAV. 302 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Tues., Oct. 9, 6 p.m. "A Lifetime of Secrets," a multimedia presentation by author Frank Warren of his new book of the same name, followed by discussion and a book signing. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Conference Center, Charles Commons. HW

Baltimore Week, a series of activities and events for public health, nursing and medical students intended to raise awareness about the Baltimore community. (See story, "Uncovering East Baltimore," in this issue.) Sponsored by SOURCE. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., Oct. 9, 6 p.m. Screening of The Boys of Baraka, followed by discussion with members of the Baraka boys group.

Wed., Oct. 10, noon. Student Assembly Advocacy Speaker Series with Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore City health commissioner.

Wed., Oct. 10, 5 p.m. "Dispelling Myths and Providing Tips," a Community Involvement panel discussion with local experts and community members.

Thurs., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. WombWorks theatrical performance on domestic violence and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tri-School Day of Service, featuring a variety of one-time service projects. For a list of opportunities, go to dayofservice.

The 2007 MSE Symposium — Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity. 8 p.m. Shriver Hall Auditorium. (See "In Brief," in this issue.)

Wed., Oct. 10. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

Thurs., Oct. 11. Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean.

Fri., Oct. 12. Actor Danny Glover.

Thurs., Oct. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. artUncorked 2007 — "Vive la France, Ooh la la!," a tasting of the wines of Burgundy, Provence and other French wine regions, plus regional French foods from Baltimore chefs. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) $35 general admission, $30 for members. Evergreen Museum & Library.



Mon., Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Chrisopher Newport. Homewood Field. HW

Wed., Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. Navy. Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Football, Blue Jays vs. Ursinus. Homewood Field. HW

Sat., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Muhlenberg. Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., Oct. 11, 1 p.m. "Effective Power-Points Without Common Errors," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Rob Coyle. Part of the "Bits and Bytes" series. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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