Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 5, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 5, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 33

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Workshops



The Mattin Center throws itself a pARTy this week to celebrate students' creative endeavors. The event — hosted by Homewood Arts Programs, the Digital Media Center and Homewood Art Workshops — will include musical and theatrical performances and exhibits of visual and digital arts, which will be presented throughout the center. Between 4 and 5:30 p.m., students in the Program in Museums and Society will have a drop-in poster presentation addressing the topic 'Who Owns Culture?' Above, Tom Chalkley draws caricatures at a previous pARTy. See Special Events.
Photo by Will Kirk / HIPS

Wed., May 7, 4:30 p.m. "Internal Inonizable Groups in Proteins: The Structural Motif That Makes Life Possible," a Biology colloquium with Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Fri., May 9, 2 p.m. "Public Safety Wireless Broadband," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Kenneth Budka, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Grand Rounds

Wed., May 7, 4 p.m. "Lessons They Don't Teach You in School: Reflections on the Art, Sciences and the Politics of Public Health Decision Making," General Preventive Medicine Residency Program grand rounds with Thomas Burke, SPH. Co-sponsored by the DrPH Student Network. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., May 5, 4 p.m. The Carlson Lecture — "Single Molecule Mechanics, Tension Sensing and the Myosin Family of Molecular Motors" by James Spudich, Stanford University. Sponsored by Biophysics. 26 Mudd. HW

Tues., May 6, 4 p.m. The 13th Philip Bard Lecture — "Adiponectin and the Regulation of Fatty Acid and Glucose Metabolism" by Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Sponsored by Physiology. WBSB Auditorium. EB



Mon., May 5, 5:30 p.m. JHMI Choral Society annual spring concert, a program of part-songs by Brahms, Thompson, Foster and Stanford, with a special performance by the JHMI Chamber Music Society. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., May 5, 7 p.m. The Alan Munshower Trio gives a live jazz performance. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Sat., May 10, 3 p.m. Preparatory String Ensemble performs, with the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Sat., May 10, 7 p.m. The Preparatory Sinfonietta performs. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Mon., May 5, 1:30 p.m. "Analysis of the Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Paralogue-Specific SUMOylation and Its Effects on Protein Function" a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Shanshan Zhu. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 5, 3 p.m. "Topology of Riemannian Submanifolds With Prescribed Boundary," a Mathematics/Analysis seminar with Mohammad Ghomi, Georgia Tech. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 5, 4 p.m. "Diversity in Xenobiotic Sensing Through Differential Splicing of the Human Nuclear Receptor, CAR," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Curtis Omiecinski, Pennsylvania State University. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 6, noon. "TRPV Ion Channels as Sentinels and Protectors," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Caterina, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 6, 2 p.m. "Characteristics and Clinical Consequences of Glucocorticoid-Induced Hyperglycemia," a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Rachel Derr. W2009 SPH. EB

Tues., May 6, 3 p.m. "On a Geometric Realization of Jacquet-Langlands Correspondence," a Mathematics seminar with Kazuhiro Fujiwara, KSAS. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., May 6, 4:15 p.m. "Oligopyrroles: New Receptors for Anions and Electron Deficient Neutral Species," a Chemistry special seminar with Jonathan Sessler, University of Texas. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., May 7, 8:30 a.m. "Challenges in the Design and Conduct of Large Simple (Randomized) Studies," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Jessee Berlin, Johnson & Johnson. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 7, 12:15 p.m. "Reproducing Foreigners: The Demography of Family Reunification in African Spain," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Caroline Bledsoe, Northwestern University. Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Population Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., May 7, 1:30 p.m. "Structural Studies of Neuropilin/Antibody Complexes Provide Insights Into Semaphorin and VEGF Function," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Christian Wiesmann, Genentech. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., May 7, 4 p.m. "Chemical Biology and Protein Tyrosine Dephosphorylation," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Zhong-Yin Zhang, Indiana University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 8, noon. "Identifying Genes Important for the Drosophila Immune Response," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases joint seminar with Louisa Wu, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 8, noon. "Managing Stem Cells and Modulating Mitosis: Key Roles for Centrosomes and Their Regulation," a Cell Biology seminar with Mark Peifer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 8, noon. "Whole Foods or Phytochemicals? Considerations for Cancer Chemoprevention," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Jed Fahey, SoM. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Thurs., May 8, 1 p.m. "First and Last Steps in Regeneration of Functional Synaptic Connections," a Neuroscience research seminar with Ken Muller, University of Miami School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 8, 4 p.m. "Designing Peptides and Proteins That Target Protein Surfaces and Modifications," a Biology seminar with Richard Roberts, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. 100 Mudd. HW

Mon., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "TAZ: A Novel Modulator of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation and Cancer Invasion," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Michael Yaffe, MIT. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "HIV Prevention Trials: What Are the Ethical Issues?" a Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar in Research Ethics with Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Co- sponsored by the IRB offices of SPH and SoM; Health, Behavior and Society; and International Health. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 12, 12:30 p.m. "Im-munological Mechanisms Mediating Hantavirus Persistence in Rodents," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Judith Easterbrook. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., May 12, 3 p.m. "Carleman Estimates and Calderon's Inverse Problem on Manifolds," a Mathematics/Analysis seminar with Mikko Salo, University of Helsinki. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 12, 3 p.m. "Neighborhood Poverty and Gender-based Power: The Social Context of Individual STD Risk Behaviors," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Shelita Merchant. W2009 SPH. EB

Mon., May 12, 4 p.m. "How DEAD-Box Proteins Use ATP to Unwind RNA Duplexes," a Biophysics seminar with Eckhard Jankowsky, Case Western Reserve University. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 12, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Neuronal Oscillations as Instruments of Sensory Selection" with Charles Schroeder, Nathan S. Kline Institute. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Tues., May 6, 1 to 3 p.m. The 2008 Technology Fellowship Showcase, featuring demonstrations of new instructional technology resources. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Q-level, MSE Library. HW

Wed., May 7, noon. Award-winning author Fergus M. Bordewich will discuss and sign his book Washington, which deals with both the backroom deal making and shifting alliances between our Founding Fathers as well as the lives of the slaves who built the city. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Fri., May 9, 3 to 6 p.m. The Eighth Annual Mattin Center pARTy, a celebration of the creative endeavors of Hopkins students. Mattin Center. HW



Tues., May 6, 2 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays vs. Mary Washington. HW



Thurs., May 8, 6 p.m. "The NIH Chemical Genomics Center: Chemical Probes for the Genome Era," Advanced Biotechnology Studies third annual research symposium, with Christopher Austin, NHGRI and the NIH Chemical Genomics Center, welcoming remarks from Richard McCarty, KSAS and a student poster session followed by a reception. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Room 121, Building 3, Montgomery County Campus.

Fri., May 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dementia Retreat 2008, focusing on vascular factors as they relate to cognitive decline and dementia with David Bennett, Rush University Medical Center; Helena Chui, University of Southern California; Guy McKhann, SoM; Richard O'Brien, SoM; Ola Selnes, SoM; and Madhav Thambisetty, National Institute on Aging. Co-sponsored by the JHMI Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Cognitive Neuroscience. Owens Auditorium, CRB. EB

Fri., May 9, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Baltimore Research Day, inaugural Urban Health Institute showcase on the health status of Baltimoreans and health policies in Baltimore City. (See story, "Urban Health Institute hosts Baltimore Research Day," in this issue.) Co-sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall) and W1020 SPH (Becton-Dickinson Hall). EB



Thurs., May 8, 9 a.m. "Relationship Awareness: The Key to Building Better Communications and More Productive Conflict," a Center for Training and Education one-day workshop with instructor Linda Dillon-Jones. To register online, go to: msdregform.pdf. B102 Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

Thurs., May 8, 3 p.m. "ISIS for Faculty," a workshop to review the features of the Integrated Student Information System, for example, the ability to upload grades electronically. Presented by Richard Shingles and sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Mon., May 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Speak Like a Pro," a Center for Training and Education workshop with Karen Storey. To register, go to: msdregform.pdf. B102 Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

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