Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 29, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 29, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 19

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Film/Video | Forum | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops


'An Inconvenient Truth'

Movie buffs who vow to see every Oscar-nominated film before Academy Awards night can chalk one off their list free of charge, thanks to 12 student groups at Johns Hopkins. Former Vice President Al Gore's cautionary environmental documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which was nominated last week for best documentary feature and best original song, will be screened as part of the Climate Week of Action on the Homewood campus.

The event is being organized by HEAT — the Hopkins Energy Action Team — a coalition of students committed to addressing climate change on campus. Other participating groups are Students for Environmental Action, JHU-ACLU, Hopkins Democrats, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Leadership Initiative for the Environment, Eco Reps, Hopkins Sustainability Initiative, the Graduate Representative Organization, Hopkins Organization for Programming, Graduate Student Association and Jewish Student Association. See Film.



Wed., Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. "Formation and Evolution of X-ray Binaries in Globular Clusters," an STScI colloquium with Natasha Ivanova, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics; STScI Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Feb. 1, 3 p.m. "Harry Fielding Reid and the Formation of Geophysics," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Wayne Millan, American University; 3505 N. Charles Street. HW

Fri., Feb. 2, 2 p.m. "Using Neutron Radiography to Study Hydrogen Fuel Cells," an APL colloquium with David Jacobson, NIST; Parsons Auditorium. APL



Tues., Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Screening of Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Sponsored by the Hopkins Energy Action Team. Shriver Auditorium. HW



Mon., Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. "The Challenges of Nuclear Weapons," a SAIS forum in commemoration of the centennial of Paul Nitze's birth, with a keynote address, "Zero Nuclear Weapons," by Max Kampelman. Address will be followed by a panel discussion with Thomas Graham Jr., Avis Bohlen, Christopher Chyba and moderator Strobe Talbott. RSVP to 202-663-5636 or Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS



Tues., Jan. 30, 3 p.m. The Earnest and Agnes Gloyna Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering — "Constituents of Emerging Concern: An Environmental Threat or an Environmental Policy Opportunity?" by R. Rhodes Trussell, Trussell Technologies Inc. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames. HW

Thurs., Feb. 1, 4 p.m. "What's Poverty Got to Do With It? Structural Poverty in Baltimore City," a lecture by Ralph Moore, St. Francis Academy Community Center. Co-sponsored by Students for a Positive Academic Partnership with the East Baltimore Community (SPARC), SPH Student Assembly, the Interdepartmental Program in Applied Public Health, the Center for Urban Environmental Health, SOURCE, SPH, SoM and SoN. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:15 p.m. "A 'Sense of Possibility': Musil, Eckhart and the 'Culture of Film,' " a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture and job talk by Niklaus Largier, University of California, Berkeley; 336 Gilman. HW

Fri., Feb. 2, 11 a.m. "Stirring in the Upper Ocean," a CEAFM lecture by Darryn Waugh, KSAS; 110 Maryland. HW

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. The Henry G. Kunkel Lecture — "DNA De-amination and the Generation of Antibody Diversity" an SoM and JH Immunology Council lecture by Michael Neuberger, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK; Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. The 2007 Walter M. Elsasser Lecture — "Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins" by Robert Hazen, George Mason University and Carnegie Institution of Washington. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW



Tues., Jan. 30, 8 p.m. "New Music, Now and Then," a Peabody Institute faculty chamber music concert, featuring two works from 1857, the year of Peabody's founding, and a new piece by Composition chair McGregor Boyle. $18 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., Feb. 2, and Sat., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 4, 3 p.m. The Peabody Chamber Opera performs Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. $24 general admission, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. 410-752-8558 or Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Off campus


Open House

Fri., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Friday Open House at the Maryland Space Grant Observatory, weather permitting. For more information, updates and weekly status, call 410-516-6525 or go to Bloomberg Center. HW



Mon., Jan. 29, noon. "Crater Relaxation in the Solar System," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with Andrew Dombard, APL; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Adaptive Evolution and Speciation of African Cichlid Fishes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Thomas Kocher, University of Maryland, College Park; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. "Memory Formation in the Hippocampal Formation: A Multiregion Analysis," a Neuroscience special seminar with James Knierim, University of Texas Medical School at Houston; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., Jan. 29, 4 p.m. "Nonpositively Curved Surfaces in R3," an Analysis seminar with Hsungrow Chan, National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan; 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Jan. 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Separate Image Durations Activate Distinct Neuronal Populations in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe" with Peter Steinmetz, Arizona State University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. "Applications of Genetic Algorithms and Graph Theory to Genomic Problems," an Institute for Computational Medicine seminar with Nicole Leahy, University of Maryland; 110 Clark. HW

Tues., Jan. 30, 4 p.m. "Why Do Kids Raised in Adverse Circumstances Do Well?" an Urban Health Institute seminar with Robert Blum, SPH; W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m. "Affine Algebraic Manifolds," an Algebraic Geometry seminar with Jian Zhang, University of Missouri, Columbia; 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m. "Learning and Exploiting Statistical Dependencies in Networks," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with David Jensen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 3 Shaffer. HW

Wed., Jan. 31, noon. "Ischemia-induced Angiogenesis in the Lung," an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Julie Nijmeh; W7023 SPH. EB

Wed., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. "Childhood Cognitive Performance and Risk of Mental Illness Across the Life Course," a Mental Health seminar with Laurie Martin, Harvard School of Public Health; B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. "Non-Destructive Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Aircraft: Challenges and Opportunities," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Eric Lindgren, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. "Hypoxia-Induced EBV Lytic Infection: What You Can Learn From a Drug Screen," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Jianmeng Chen; 303 WBSB. EB

Wed., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. "Harold Willis and State Censorship," an American History seminar with Walter Planitzer, KSAS; 315 Gilman. HW

Wed., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. "Translating Nutrition Research Into Policies for Women and Children Worldwide: Where Do We Go From Here?" an Office of the Dean seminar with Laura Caulfield, SPH. Reception to follow. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., Feb. 1, noon. "The Molecular Mechanism of Dynein-Based Transport," a Cell Biology seminar with Samara Reck-Peterson, University of California, San Francisco; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 1, 4 p.m. "Non-Negative Matrix Factorization for Statistical Analysis," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with S. Stanley Young, National Institute of Statistical Sciences; 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m. "Modulation of Primate Feeding Kinematics and Kinetics to Food Material Properties," a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Callum Ross, University of Chicago; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 5, noon. "Chemical Reactivity of Environmental Nanoparticles," an Earth and Planetary Sciences seminar with R. Lee Penn, University of Wisconsin; Olin Auditorium. HW

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Multielectrode Arrays for Embodied Cultured Networks" with Steve Potter, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/ Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "The Politics of Privacy: Finding the Cold War Roots of New Right 'Family Values,' " a History seminar with Michelle Nickerson, University of Texas, Dallas; 315 Gilman. HW


Special Events

Sat., Feb. 3, noon to 2 p.m. "Find a Friend for Life With the Maryland SPCA." In conjunction with the exhibition Feathers, Fins and Fur: The Pet in Early Maryland, an opportunity to adopt a pet from the Maryland SPCA. Museum admission: free for JHU affiliates or with item on SPCA wish list (410-516-0341), $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, children over over 6. Wine Cellar, Homewood House Museum. HW



Thurs., Feb. 1, 1 p.m. "Bits and Bytes: Using Tablet PCs," a Center for Educational Resources workshop with Richard Shingles, CER; Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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