Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 6, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 6, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 6

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Workshops



Golden music
Peabody Preparatory celebrates the golden anniversary of its Towson campus (See story, "A legacy of artistic first steps," in this issue.) with a benefit recital by award-winning pianist Eric Zuber, an alumnus of both the Preparatory and the Peabody Conservatory. See Special Events.

Tues., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. "Rules of the Gaze: Modesty and Public Appearance in Iran," an Anthropology colloquium with Niloofar Haeri, KSAS. 400 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Oct. 7, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "Three-Coordinate Iron Complexes: Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Insights into Nitrogenase Pathways" by Patrick Holland, University of Rochester. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 3 p.m. "The Lovesick Merchant of Arles and Other Strange Cases: Observing Melancholy in the Renaissance," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Brian Nance, Coastal Carolina University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. "Problems of Medical Entomology," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Francois Delaporte, Universite de Picardie Jules-Verne. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB



Mon., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. "'World of Soy': Its Contribution to the Future of Food and Eating Habits," a discussion of the book The World of Soy, with speakers Warren Belasco, UMBC; Christine Du Bois, SPH; Jane Guyer, KSAS; and Sidney Mintz, KSAS. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Light reception will follow in the Courtyard. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Rumble in the Jungle," a live debate with Clive Shiff, SPH (Team One), and Nirbhay Kumar, SPH (Team Two), on the topic "Resolved: Malaria Research and Funding Should Focus on Improved Vector Control Rather Than Discovery of a Vaccine"; discussion follows. Sponsored by the J.B. Grant International Society and the MPH Program. W2030 SPH. EB



Mon., Oct. 6, 6 p.m. Screening and discussion of the documentary La Americana, with director Nicholas Bruckman. Sponsored by Bienestar Baltimore. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 5 p.m. Screening of the film Girlhood, which is based on several young Baltimore women's experiences with the juvenile justice system. Snacks provided. Sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society and SOURCE. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, noon. "Wall of Wonder" video presention of the documentary Serving Baltimore (Sirviendo a Baltimore). Food provided. Sponsored by Bienestar Baltimore. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Grand Rounds

Fri., Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Epidemic Forecasting: Concepts, Applications, Future Directions," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Jean-Paul Chretien, U.S. Navy. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Mon., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Information sessions for the Master of Arts in Writing and the Master of Arts in Communication programs, a chance to meet faculty, discuss credentials and requirements, and submit applications. For the writing program, RSVP online to; for the communication program, RSVP to Lower Level, Washington D.C. Center.



Tues., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. The Charles and Mary O'Melia Lecture in Environmental Science — "Environmental Grand Challenges" by Jerald Schnoor, University of Iowa. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 26 Mudd. HW

Tues., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. The Cecile Pickart Lecture — "Machines of Protein Destruction" by Robert Sauer, MIT. Sponsored by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

The Kempf Lectures by James McKernan, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m. "Finite Generation of the Canonical Ring." 109 Maryland.

Fri., Oct. 10, 2 p.m. "The Cone Theorem Revisited." 413 Krieger.

Thurs., Oct. 9, 5:15 p.m. "Proust and Chronolibidinal Reading," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Martin H�gglund. 201C Dell House. HW

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. The 18th Annual Ewing Lecture — "Cholesterol Transport in Steroidogenic Cells: Mechanisms and Function in Health and Disease" by Vassilios Papadopoulos, McGill University. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Wed., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs music by Verdi, Mahoney, Ives, Arnold, Daugherty and Corigliano. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Mon., Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Reading and discussion by Kim Fellman (Wrestling With Starbucks) and Michael Gates Gill (How Starbucks Saved My Life) of their books. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Fri., Oct. 10, noon. Reading by Laura Lippman and Dennis Lehane from their new novels, Hardly Knew Her and The Given Day. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Yom Kippur Services — Wed., Oct. 8, and Thurs., Oct. 9, Conservative and Reform services sponsored by Hillel of Greater Baltimore; Orthodox by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU.

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein; Glass Pavilion, Levering. Wed., Kol Nidre, 6:15 p.m.; Thurs., 9:15 a.m.; Yizkor, following Musaf, approx. 11:30 p.m.; rabbi's discussion, 3:30 p.m.; Neilah, 6:15 p.m., Shofar, 7:18 p.m. Pre-fast meal for students, 4:15 p.m., Smokler Center; break-fast meal, Great Hall, Levering. HW

Reform. Led by Rabbi Josh Snyder; Haebler Chapel, Goucher College. Wed., Kol Nidre, 6:15 p.m. Thurs., 9:15 a.m.; rabbi's discussion, 3:30 p.m.; Yizkor, 5:15 p.m.; Neilah, 6:45 p.m.; Shofar, 7:18 p.m. Break-fast following services in the Rosenberg Gallery.

Orthodox. Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Wed., Kol Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, approx. 11 a.m.; Mincha and Neilah, 5:30 p.m.



Mon., Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m. "Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Neural Stem Cells," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sohyun Ahn, NICHD/NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. "Ma Ying-Jeou's Cross-Strait Policy: Challenges and Opportunities," a China Studies Program seminar with Kwei-Bo Huang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. 806 Rome Bldg. SAIS

Mon., Oct. 6, 3 p.m. "Characterization of Minimal-Mass Blowup Solutions to the Focusing Mass-Critical NLS," an Analysis seminar with Xiaoyi Zhang, IAS. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Integrating Sophisticated Choice Models With Basic Processes to More Fully Account for Complex Choice Behavior" with Jerome Busemeyer, Indiana University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. "Preschool Vitamin A Supplementation, Middle Ear Infection and Young Adult Hearing Loss in Nepal," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Jane Schmitz. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, noon. "Unveiling the Mechanisms of Myoblast Fusion," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Elizabeth Chen, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 12:10 p.m. "News Coverage of Celebrity DUIs: Teachable Moments or Missed Opportunities?" a Center for Injury Research and Policy seminar with Kate Clegg Smith, SPH. Part of the Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy. 250 Hampton House. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Exposure Science: What Is Necessary to Make It Thrive in the 21st Century," a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar with Paul Lioy, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of UMDNJ and Rutgers University. Includes lunch. Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health Preparedness. W2008 SPH. EB

Tues., Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. "Predicting Syntax," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Joan Bresnan, Stanford University. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, noon. "Cspg2 Gene Regulation of Heart Development," a Physiology seminar with Corey Mjaatvedt, Medical University of South Carolina. 203 Physiology. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Race and Racism in the Workplace," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health seminar with Levi Watkins, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Regulation of Tissue-specific Extracellular Matrix Assembly," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with David Birk, University of South Florida, College of Medicine. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Regulation of SR Protein Splicing Factors Through Phosphorylation," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Joseph Adams, University of California, San Diego. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. "Testing Gene-Environment Interactions With Nuclear Family Data," a Biostatistics seminar with Nan Laird, Harvard School of Public Health. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. "Counter-Speeds: Bodies in Space, Written Bodies," a Program in Latin American Studies seminar with visiting scholar Guadalupe Santa Cruz. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. "Physicochemical Mechanics in Asymmetric Nanomembranes," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with James Ferri, Lafayette College. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "Yucca Mountain, Geology and the Nuclear Renaissance" with Neil Coleman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, noon. "Coming to Expect the Unexpected: Insights Into the Molecular Biology of Giardia Lamblia," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Heidi Elmendorf, Georgetown University. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m. "High Diversity of Simian Retroviruses and the Risk for Disease Emergence," an International Health thesis defense seminar with David Sintasath. W2017 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m. "Logic of a Yeast Metabolic Cycle," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Benjamin Tu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 517 PCTB. EB

Fri., Oct. 10, 11 a.m. "Modeling Sleep Disruption in Sleep Disordered Breathing: Cross Sectional Longitudinal Results From the Sleep Heart Health Study," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Alison Laffan. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 10, noon. "Science, Policy, Public Health and Politics: Bridging the Gap," a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy Seminar, with School of Public Health faculty members Keshia Pollack and Shannon Frattaroli. B14B Hampton House. EB

Fri., Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Doubt Is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health," an Epidemiology seminar with David Michaels, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 10, 1 p.m. "Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration: Overview and the Melamine Story," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Renate Reimschuessel, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m. "Uses (and Misuses) of Epidemiology: Challenges for the Future," an Epidemiology seminar with Pat Buffler, University of California, Berkeley. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. "CD8+T Cell Responses to Malaria Vaccination: Functionality and Survival," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Michael Overstreet. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Oct. 13, 4 p.m. "From War Talk to Rights Talk: Rene Cassin, Human Rights and the Two World Wars," a History seminar with Jay Winter, Yale University. 102B Dell House. HW


Special Events

Baltimore Week, sponsored by SOURCE and the JHSPH Student Assembly's Community Affairs. For a complete listing of activities go to EB

Mon., Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m. "The Health of Baltimore 2008: Challenges and Opportunities," with Mayor Sheila Dixon. E2014 SPH.

Tues., Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m. "Healthy Homes Initiative: Baltimore's Approach and Lessons From the First Year of Implementation with Madeleine Shea, assistant commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department. W3030 SPH.

Wed., Oct. 8, noon. "Terra Firma: A Journey From Migrant Farm Labor to Neurosurgery" with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, SPH. Co-sponsored by Bienestar Baltimore, Student National Medical Association, JB Grants International Society and the Latin Student Network. W1214 SPH.

Mon., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. Dedication of the Benjamin T. Rome Deanship of the Whiting School of Engineering. Reception follows ceremony. (See story, "WSE's Rome Deanship to be Dedicated Today," in this issue.) Shriver Auditorium. HW

Coming Out Day, sponsored by the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance. HW

Thurs., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coming Out Day celebration, Breezeway, Levering.

Fri., Oct. 10, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A Coming Out Dance featuring free food, a DJ and fun, with students from five other schools (Morgan, Loyola, Towson, Goucher and the University of Maryland). Glass Pavilion, Levering.

Sun., Oct. 12, 3 to 5 p.m. Benefit recital to celebrate Towson Peabody Prep's 50th Anniversary, featuring a special all-Chopin program performed by Peabody alum Eric Zuber. $50 (includes post- concert reception). For tickets, call 410-659-8100, ext. 1121. Auditorium, Towson Peabody Preparatory.



Tues., Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. Navy. Aquatic Center/Athletic Center. HW

Fri., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Football, Blue Jays vs. Dickinson. Homewood Field. HW

Fri., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Men's Water Polo, Blue Jays vs. George Washington. Aquatic Center/Athletic Center. HW

Sat., Oct. 11, 1 p.m. Field Hockey, Blue Jays vs. Washington (Md.). Homewood Field. HW



Thurs., Oct. 9, 1 p.m. "J-Share: Keep Your Files Online, Share If You Like," a Center for Educational Resources demonstration. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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