Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 8, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 8, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 14

Weekly Calendar

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


An Ever Green Evening

Evergreen Museum & Library — bedecked with festive splendor including trees designed by some of Baltimore's leading artisans, designers and architects — welcomes the season this week at a new holiday open house called An Ever Green Evening. Mulled cider and cookies will warm all, the gift shop will be open, and a festooned period sleigh will serve as the perfect backdrop for visitors' photographic memories. (Don't forget your camera.) Also on tap: the opening of an exhibition of student work titled 'Evergreen as Muse,' the culmination of the fall course Camera Arts: Photographing Evergreen Museum & Library, in which 10 student artists put a personal spin on the building and its holdings. See Special Events.



Special Series: Faculty Candidate colloquia, sponsored by Cognitive Science. 134A Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 10 a.m. "Conditionality Without 'If'," with Kyle Rawlins, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Tues., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. "Texture Synthesis and Perception: Using Computer Graphics and Machine Learning to Study Human Vision," with Ben Balas, Children's Hospital, Boston.

Wed., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. "Models and Quantifiers in the Comparative Clause: Decomposing Maximality," with Peter Airenga, University of Chicago.

Fri., Dec. 12, 10 a.m. "Coherence and the (Psycho-) Linguistics of Pronoun Interpretation," with Andrew Kehler, University of California, San Diego.

Tues., Dec. 9, 4:15 p.m. The Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Colloquium — "The Observation of an Electron-induced Chain Reaction in Self-assembled Monolayers" with John Yates Jr., University of Virginia. Sponsored by Chemistry. 233 Remsen. HW

Fri., Dec. 12, 2 p.m. "Arab Economies in a Changing World," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Tues., Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m. "Health Care in Cuba: Lessons Learned for the U.S.," a Latin Student Network panel discussion with Peter Bourne, executive director, MEDICC; and Wayne Smith, senior fellow and director, Cuba Program. W2030 SPH. EB



Mon., Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. Screening of Salud!, a film on the universal health care system in Cuba. Sponsored by the Latin Student Network and Student Assembly. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Grand Rounds

Fri., Dec. 12, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Alcohol and Firearms in Intimate Partner Homicide: Regional Variations," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Darryl Roberts, University of Maryland. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB



Fri., Dec. 12, 2 p.m. "Oncology Nursing: Resources and Searching Skills," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Catherine Craven, SoM. Weinberg Auditorium. EB



Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. "Birds, Bells, Blossoms, Clouds, Rain: There We Find Our Music," the Johns Hopkins Choral Society Fall Concert, with the Ecco Chamber Choir. Shriver Hall. HW

Wed., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. "Beethoven and Bible Verses," a holiday concert with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, the Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, performing works by Handel, Bernstein and Beethoven. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Thurs., Dec. 11, and Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. "Puer Natus in Bethlehem: A German Christmas," a program of early music by the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, highlighting the works of German composer Praetorius. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Thurs., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Local author and journalist Elaine F. Weiss will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Judging Genes: Implications of the Second Generation of Genetic Tests in the Courtroom," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Diane Hoffman, University of Maryland School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Centers for Law and the Public's Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition by the Meiotic Cell Cycle," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Geraldine Seydoux, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 1 p.m. "Structural Basis for Activation and Inactivation Gating in K+ Channels," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Eduardo Perozo, University of Chicago. G007 Ross. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. "Minimal Surfaces and Coupled Brownian Motion," an Analysis seminar with Robert Neel, Columbia University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. "Aging and Longevity Among Foragers and Farmers," a Center on Aging and Health seminar with Michael Gurven, University of California, Santa Barbara. Suite 2-700, 2024 E. Monument St. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Resistance to Antifungal Drugs Mediated by Calcium-dependent Suppression of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Kyle Cunningham, KSAS. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Chromatin Remodeling and Dynamics," a Biophysics seminar with Brad Cairns, University of Utah. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. "Was the Enlightenment French After All?" a History seminar with Dan Edelstein, Stanford University. 102B Dell House. HW

Mon., Dec. 8, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "Early Events in Song Learning" with Daniel Margoliash, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Dec. 9, 11 a.m. "Women's Experiences of Stillbirth and Other Reproductive Disruptions and Their Social Consequences in Southern Tanzania," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Rachel Haws. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., Dec. 9, noon. "Cellular Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Mehboob Hussain, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., Dec. 9, 12:10 p.m. "Construction Worker Safety: Designing for Safe Constructability," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Walter Jones, Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America. Co-sponsored by the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. "Issues in Assessing the Relationship Between Economic Status and HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Marjorie Opuni-Akuamoa. E4130 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 10, noon. Framework Program in Global Health Research Presentations — "Qualitative Assessment of Project Accept in South Africa" with Lauren Kleutsch (SPH); and "Feasibility Study: Providing Sustainable Irrigation Water for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in HIV/AIDS and Violence Affected Areas in South Africa" with Stefanie Falconi (KSAS). Sponsored by the Center for Global Health. W3030 SPH. EB

Wed., Dec. 10, noon. "Association of Three Genetic Loci With Uric Acid Concentration and Risk of Gout: Using Genome-wide Association Studies to Identify Genetic Susceptibility to Complex Diseases," a Physiology seminar with Anna Kottgen, SPH. 203 Physiology. EB

Wed., Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. "Making Sense of Nuclear Receptor Function: Models vs. Mechanisms," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with David Bain, University of Colorado, Denver. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. "Semiparametric Generalized Linear Models," a Biostatistics seminar with Paul Rathouz, University of Chicago. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. "Alcohol Outlets and Violent Crime in the Nation's Capital," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Frank Franklin II. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, noon. "Severing the Gordian Knot: Are Glycolipids the Solution for Effective Vaccines Against Malaria and HIV?" a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Moriya Tsuji, Rockefeller University. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, noon. "Insights From Mouse Models Into Retinoblastoma Initiation and Progression," a Cell Biology seminar with David MacPherson, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Community-based Diabetes and Obesity Prevention for Indigenous Peoples: Latest Findings of the Healthy Stores Studies," a Graduate Nutrition seminar with Joel Gittelsohn, SPH. Sponsored by the Center and Program for Human Nutrition. W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. "HIV/ AIDS Issues in the United States," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Jacky Jennings, SoM. 208 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, 1 p.m. "Postsynaptic Mechanisms Guiding Synapse Development," a Neuroscience research seminar with Matthew Dalva, University of Pennsylvania. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m. "Ancient Hemoglobins: A Chemical Perspective," a Biology seminar with Juliette Lecomte, KSAS. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Dec. 12, 1 p.m. "Test-Retest Reliability of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) DSM-IV Screen (NODS) for Gambling Problems," a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Kamini Shah. 744 Hampton House. EB


Special Events

Mon., Dec. 8, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Annual Research Day and Poster Session with oral presentation competition, sponsored by Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Turner Concourse. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 3 to 5 p.m. Reception for Herb Hansen, senior associate dean for finance and administration. E2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Dec. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. "Homewood by Candlelight," an occasion to see the historic house decorated for the holidays and lit by candles. The Homeland Garden Club provides garlands and boxwood; David Hildebrand performs early American music in the reception hall. Eggnog and cookies will be served in the wine cellar. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) $6 for the general public, free for members. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Homewood House Museum. HW

Wed., Dec. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. JHU Press Holiday Sale, featuring a selection of JHU Press authors on hand to sign their books, and a Madeira tasting. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) A selection of books will be offered at a discount. Homewood Museum. HW

Human Rights Week, sponsored by the Health and Human Rights Student Group, co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, SOURCE, the Anna Baetjer Society, the African Public Health Network, WHAG and the Student Assembly. EB

Mon, Dec. 8 —
12:15 p.m. "60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Views and Visions (1948-2008), keynote address by Karin Ryan, The Carter Center. W1020 SPH.
5 p.m. SOURCE Speed Networking Event, a chance to meet local organizations that focus on human rights in Baltimore. Carpenter Room, SoN.

Tues., Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Contested Ground: Sexual Health and Human Rights," a talk by Chris Beyrer. W1214 SPH.

Wed., Dec. 10, 12:15 p.m. Student panel on human rights with an introduction by Dean Michael Klag. W1020 SPH.

Thurs., Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. Screening of the film A Walk to Beautiful. W3030 SPH.

Fri., Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Screening of Long Night's Journey Into Day. W1214 SPH.

Thurs., Dec. 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m. "An Ever Green Evening," featuring themed holiday trees created by some of Baltimore's leading interior and landscape designers, architects and furniture makers and inspired by Evergreen's collections. (See above.) Donations of unwrapped gifts are requested, to be given to Baltimore area charities. Light refreshments will also be served. $6 for the general public; free for members. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., Dec. 13, noon to 4 p.m. "Silhouettes for the Holidays" with Anne Leslie, who will create cut-paper images of guests' children in the tradition of silhouette artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sittings take approximately 15 minutes, with framing available at additional cost. $40 for two copies of each portrait silhouette. Advance, pre-paid reservations required. For information, call 410-516-5589. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Homewood House Museum. HW

Sat., Dec. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. "Pick-a-Card," a workshop on the art and craft of card making in the Victorian era, with Evergreen curator James Abbott. $5 general admission, free for members; includes materials and museum admission. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sun., Dec. 14, 1 to 3 p.m. "Edible Crumbs and Delectable Tales," an evening of gingerbread decorating and storytelling, open to all ages. $10 general admission, free for members; includes materials and museum admission. Advance registration required; call 410-516-0341. Sponsored by JHU Museums. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.



Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Buttered Niblets, a student-run comedy group, performs improv. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

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