Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 26, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 26, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 12

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Theater | Workshops



Way before TV discovered forensic science, Dana Kollman had decided that the life of a civilian CSI was for her. After a decade with the Baltimore County Police Department, she had plenty to write about. See Special Events.

Mon., Nov. 26, noon. "Dignifying Discontent: Informal Workers and the State in India," an Anthropology colloquium with Rina Agarwala, KSAS. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Nov. 27, 4:15 p.m. "Development of N-Hydroxyureas and C-Nitroso Compounds as New Nitric Oxide and Nitroxyl Donors," a Chemistry colloquium with S. Bruce King, Wake Forest University. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Nov. 28, 4 p.m. "Gambling on the Brain: Neural Mechanisms of Risk-Sensitive Decision Making," a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Michael Platt, Duke University. 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 3 p.m. "New Instruments and the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics," a History of Science and Technology colloquium with Joan Bromberg, KSAS. 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., Nov. 30, 2 p.m. The E.P. Gray Colloquium — Presentation of projects that have each received one of the Hart Prizes for Excellence in Independent Research and Development. "Distributed Information Systems" by James Mayfield, APL (research); "Tactically Responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Management (TRIM)" by Andrew Newman, APL (development); and "MEMS Hydrophones for Beamforming Applications" by Keith Rebello, APL (development). Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Wed., Nov. 28, 5 p.m. "The Archimedes Codex," a discussion of the manuscript with Will Noel, Walters Art Museum. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. "The 'New' Immigrant City: Recruitment, Retention and Settlement of the Foreign Born in Baltimore," a Diaspora Pathways Project immigration panel discussion with Melanie Shell-Weiss, KSAS; Elizabeth Clifford, Towson University; and Mindelyn Buford II, KSAS. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies. 160 Mattin Center. HW

Fri., Nov. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Patient Web Services Integrated With Shared Medical Records: Patient Use and Satisfaction," a Health Sciences Informatics discussion led by Gregary Butchy. W1214 SPH. EB

Fri., Nov. 30, 3 p.m. World AIDS Day Discussion, with guest panelists from the Baltimore City AIDS Commission on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment, and remarks by Dean Michael Klag and David Holtgrave, SPH. (See story, "World AIDS struggle still staggers," in this issue.). W1214 SPH. EB



Tues., Nov. 27, 12:15 p.m. Screening of the video HIV Positive Voices, and lecture by Kimberly Smolen, one of the four people featured in the video. Sponsored by the Center for Communication Programs. 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.


Grand Rounds

Wed., Nov. 28, noon. "Children's Environmental Health in Maryland," Public Health Practice grand rounds with Lynn Goldman and Madeleine Shea. Sponsored by the MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center. W7023 SPH. EB



Tues., Nov. 27, 4 p.m. Africana Dialogues presents its inaugural speaker, Olufemi Vaughan, associate provost, SUNY, Stonybrook. Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies. Cafe Azafran, Space Telescope Science Institute. HW

Tues., Nov. 27, 5:15 p.m. "Mutations and Mutants in Europe After World War II: Germany Year 0 by Roberto Rossellini," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Francesca Cadel, Yale University. 223 Gilman. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 7 a.m. The 2007 Alfred Blalock Lecture — "Does Cardiac Surgery Have a Future?" by Frederick Crawford, Medical University of South Carolina. Tilghman Auditorium. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 10:45 a.m. "Building the BehaviorScope," a Computer Science lecture by Andreas Savvides, Yale University. 3 Shaffer. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. The Eighth Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture — "Protecting the Commons" by Robert Costanza, University of Vermont. W1214 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. The Templeton Lectures — "The Moral Circle" by Paul Bloom, Yale University. Part of the Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project; third in the series. 1 Remsen. HW



Tues., Nov. 27, and Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Music: The Food of Love," a collaboration between the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m. Demonstration of Balinese gamelan music, a hands-on introduction with musician Nyoman Saudin and dancer Latifah Alsegaf of the Gamelan Mitra Kusuma. Sponsored by Peabody Musicology. 308 Conservatory Bldg. Peabody

Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. "They Came From Within," a performance by the Peabody Jazz Orchestra of student and alumni compositions and arrangements. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Performance by the Peabody Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs its 25th anniversary gala concert, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the world premiere of Matthew Stofferahn's Synkinetic. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk. (See story, "Hopkins Symphony celebrates 25th anniversary with gala concert," in this issue.) Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Peabody Children's Chorus performs. Free, but advance tickets required. For information, call 410-659-8100, ext. 2. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents dramatic tenor Ben Heppner in a program of arias and lieder. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Mon., Nov. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Right and Left: Mineral Surfaces and the Origins of Biochemical Homochirality," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Robert Hazen, George Mason University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Nov. 26, 12:15 p.m. "The Evolving HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Past, Present and Future," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with John Bartlett, SoM. Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place.

Mon., Nov. 26, 12:15 p.m. "Ethical Issues Raised When Conducting Research With Conflict-Affected and Hidden Populations," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Courtland Robinson, SPH, and Gilbert Burnham, SPH. Sponsored by the IRB offices of Public Health and Medicine. 208 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Nov. 26, 3 p.m. "Frozen Time: Perseverance in Augustine and Heinrich von Kleist," a Humanities Center seminar with Burcht Pranger, University of Amsterdam. 111 Gilman. HW

Mon., Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m. The Bromery Seminar — -"Priming the Microbial Pump: Enhanced Soil Organic Matter Decomposition at Elevated CO2" with Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Nov. 26, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "A Specialized System for Processing Faces in the Macaque Temporal Lobe" with Doris Tsao, University of Bremen. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Nov. 26, 4 p.m. "On Compactness Results for Pseudo-holomorphic Curves," a Mathematics seminar with Joel Fish, University of Michigan. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Nov. 27, noon. "Regulation of Inflammation by miRNA and Ubiquitin Modifications," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Mark Boldin, CalTech. 612 Physiology Bldg. EB

Tues., Nov. 27, 4 p.m. "The Impact of Primary Care on Population Health," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Leiyu Shi, SPH. W1214 SPH. EB

Wed., Nov. 28, 12:15 p.m. "Recent Insights on Strategic Leadership: Implications for HIV Programs," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Ben Lozare, SPH. Suite 310, 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Wed., Nov. 28, 1:30 p.m. "DNA Polymerase Dynamics and the Effectiveness vs. Toxicity of Nucleoside Analogs Used to Treat HIV Infections," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Kenneth Johnson, University of Texas, Austin. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 11 a.m. "Engineering Approaches to Immunology and Immunotherapy: Using Materials to Prod and Probe the Immune System," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Darrell Irvine, MIT. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, noon. "Moving a Discovery to the Marketplace," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Wes Blakeslee, associate general counsel, JHU. W3030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, noon. "Viral Antigen Presentation on MHC Class II Molecules After Autophagy," an Infectious Diseases/Molecular Microbiology and Immunology joint seminar with Christian Munz, Rockefeller University. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, noon. "Quality Control of Glycoprotein Folding," a Cell Biology seminar with Davis Ng, National University of Singapore. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 12:10 p.m. "Health and Housing: Findings from the HOPE VI Panel Study," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Susan Popkin and Carlos Manjarrez, the Urban Institute. Part of the series Changing the Big Picture — Social Programs and Policies That Shape Our Health. 250 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Chimps, Condoms, Foreskins and Cocktails! Looking Back to Move Forward in the HIV Response," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with John Howson, SPH. Suite 310, 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Thurs., Nov. 29, 1 p.m. "Neurobiology of Dysbindin in Schizophrenia and Mouse Models," a Neuroscience seminar with Steven Arnold, University of Pennsylvania. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 1:30 p.m. "Discovery and Biochemical Characterization of Platensimycin, a Unique Antibiotic Targeting Fatty Acid Synthesis," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Stephen Soisson, Merck Research Laboratories. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Nov. 29, 3 p.m. "Parallel Optical Stereo-Nanomanufacturing (POSTERN)," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Nicholas X. Fang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. "Neurexins and Neuroligins: Synapse Formation, Function and Dysfunction," a Biology seminar with Thomas Sudhof, UT Southwestern Medical Center. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. "Immigration Policy and the Economic Impact of Immigration," a Social Policy seminar with George Borjas, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 526 Wyman Park Bldg. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. " 'Hypo-thesis-Free' Detection of Drug Safety Signals," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Ana Szarfman, USFDA. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. "An Interactive System for the Simultaneous Segmentation and Recognition of Objects in Images," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Dheeraj Singaraju. 117 Barton. HW

Fri., Nov. 30, 11 a.m. "Modeling Turbulent Fluxes in Heterogeneous Thermally Stratified Boundary Layers," a CEAFM seminar with Fernando Porte-Agel, University of Minnesota. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Nov. 30, 12:15 p.m. "Global Perspective on HIV/AIDS Leadership," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Jesse Milan Jr., Center for Global Health Convergence. Suite 310, 111 Market Place, Candler Bldg.

Mon., Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. "Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly: To Treat or Not?" a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Anne Cappola, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Room 2- 700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "Role of Artemis in Cell Cycle Regulation in Response to Cellular Stress," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Randy Legerski, University of Texas Cancer Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. "Structural Basis for Modulation of the Human KCNQ1 Potassium Channel by KCNE1," a Biophysics seminar with Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University. 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., Dec. 3, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Axonal Motility in the Intact, Adult Cerebellum" with David Linden, SoM. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., Nov. 28, noon. Stephen Schimpff, former CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss and sign his book The Future of Medicine: Megatrends in Healthcare That Will Improve Your Quality of Life. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Thurs., Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Second talk in the Biodesign and Innovation Seminar Series, by President William R. Brody. Sponsored by the Hopkins Medical Device Network. Charles Commons Ballroom. HW

Fri., Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m. Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off to benefit the United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

Mon., Dec. 3, noon. Crime scene investigator Dana Kollmann will discuss and sign her book Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI. Space is limited; RSVP to Sponsored by the JHU Women's Network. Conference Room, 4th flr, Asthma and Allergy Center. Bayview

Mon., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. "Homewood by Candlelight," a festive open house at Homewood Museum. $6 general admission, free for Homewood Museum members. HW



Fri., Nov. 30, and Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents one-act plays by five leading playwrights. $15 general admission, $13 for JHU alumni, faculty, staff and senior citizens and $5 for students. For reservations, or 410-516-5153. Merrick Barn. HW


Workshops and Training

Thurs., Nov. 29, 1 p.m. "Photoshop First Steps," a "Bits and Bytes" workshop with Reid Sczerba. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register or for more information, go to and click on "Events." Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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