Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 8, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 8, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 2

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Forum | Grand Rounds | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Wed., Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. "Chromosome Odds and Ends," a Biology colloquium with Joe Gall, Carnegie Institution. Mudd Auditorium. HW



Thurs., Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sat., Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. "Philology, History, Theory: Rethinking the New Medievalism," an international conference in honor of Stephen Nichols. Sponsored by German and Romance Languages and Literatures. Sept. 11 session takes place at Charles Commons, Sept. 12 and 13 sessions at the Space Telescope Science Institute. HW



Wed., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. "Dispelling Myths and Providing Tips," a SOURCE Community Involvement panel with community-engaged faculty and students, community leaders and corporate security. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. "We Three Deans: How I Would Advise the Next President," a panel discussion with Martha Hill, dean of the School of Nursing; Ed Miller, dean of the School of Medicine; and Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB



Mon., Sept. 8, noon. "The U.S. Healthcare System in Crisis: Achieving Universal Coverage," kick-off event to a yearlong series on approaches to national health care, with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D- Mich.); Mary Newman, Maryland Chapter, American College of Physicians; and Barbra Lancelot, spokesperson on behalf of the uninsured. Sponsored by Students Promoting Healthcare Reform (SPHERE), the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Health Policy and Management, the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, the Health and Human Rights Group, the Center for Health Disparities and the JHU Alumni Association. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Tues., Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m. "Medicine in Poor Countries — Is a Double Standard Acceptable?" a Global Health Leaders forum with Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and International Health. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Sun., Sept. 14, 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. "Healthy Minds Across America," a public forum on mental health research, with Russell Margolis, SoM; Akira Sawa, SoM; and David Valle, SoM; with moderators J. Raymond DePaulo Jr. and Sol Snyder. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. To RSVP, call 800-829-8289 or e-mail


Grand Rounds

Fri., Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m. "The NIH Biomedical Translational Research Information System," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with James Cimino, NIH. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., Sept. 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reading and book signing by critically acclaimed Baltimore-based authors Jessica Anya Blau and Michael Kimball, from their latest novels. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., Sept. 8, 12:15 p.m. "Notch and NF-kB Signaling in Embryonic Neural Stem Cells," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Nicholas Gaiano, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 8, 12:15 p.m. "African American Bioethics: Culture, Race and Identity," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Lawrence Prograis Jr., NIH. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. "On Multi-Soliton Dynamics for the Gravitational Nonlinear Hartree Equation in 3-D," an Analysis seminar with Joachim Krieger, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 8, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "The Golden Ratio" with Mario Livio, STScI. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 9, noon. "Making Brains Big With Beta Catenin," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Anjen Chenn, Northwestern University. 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., Sept. 10, 3 p.m. "Computing Donaldson's T-iterations on the Space of Hermitian Metrics on Projective Spaces," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Morgan Sherman, California Polytechnic State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Wed., Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. "Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Can We Trust the Third Significant Figure?" a Biostatistics seminar with Galin Jones, University of Minnesota. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Sept. 10, 5 p.m. "Revolution or Evolution? The Role of Knowledge and Organization in the Establishment and Growth of R&D at Corning," an Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise seminar with W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia. Sponsored by History. 102B Dell House. HW

Thurs., Sept. 11, noon. "Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Latency and Antibiotic Tolerance," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases joint seminar with Petros Karakousis, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Sustainable South Bronx," a Connecting Health and Sustainability seminar with Annette Williams, Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training Program. First of a series co- sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future; Health, Behavior and Society; and the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Thurs., Sept. 11, 1 p.m. "Gliogenesis and Glial Repair in the Mammalian Brain," a Neuroscience research seminar with Vittorio Gallo, Children's National Medical Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. "RNA-mediated Epigenetic Programming of Genome Rearrangements," a Molecular Biology and Genetics seminar with Laura Landweber, Princeton University. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., Sept. 11, 4 p.m. "Probing the Biological Diversity of Enteric Pathogens in the Post-9/11 Era," a Biology seminar with Thomas Cebula, USFDA. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Risk Factors and Consequences of S. pneumoniae Colonization of the Nasopharynx of Infants in Vellore, India," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Ingrid Friberg. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m. "Diabetes Mellitus Among Injection Drug Users With and Without Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in Baltimore, Maryland," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Asantewa Gyekye. W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., Sept. 12, 1 p.m. "Human Opportunistic Protozoan Parasites (Cryptosporidia, Giardia and Microsporidia)," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Thaddeus Graczyk, SPH. 181 Broadway Research Building. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Live Imaging in Zebrafish Reveals a Critical Period for Axon Regeneration in the Skin," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Alvaro Sagasti, UCLA. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. "Studying Medication Adherence in Hypertension and Beyond," an Epidemiology faculty candidate seminar with Paul Muntner, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 1 p.m. "Useful Signals From Motor Cortex," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh. G007 Broadway Research Building. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. "Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cancer Among Diverse Populations," an Epidemiology faculty candidate seminar with Meira Epplein. W2017 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. "Global Existence for the Defocusing Cubic Wave Equation in Dimension 3," an Analysis seminar with Tristan Roy, UCLA. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. "Discovery of a Ubiquitin-like Protein Involved in the Proteasome Pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Heran Darwin, NYU School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Manipulating Intra- and Inter- Hemispheric Motor Cortical Excitability: A Candidate Priming Mechanism for Walking Training Post- Stroke," with James Stinear, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Tues., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. The 2008 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium presents a lecture by Tucker Carlson, MSNBC's senior campaign correspondent. (See story, "Tucker Carlson of MSNBC to kick off 2008 MSE Symposium," in this issue.) Shriver Auditorium. HW

Fri., Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. Gatsby's Great Garden Party, with special al fresco screening of The Great Gatsby, set against Evergreen's Gilded Age mansion. (See story, "A madcap evening of art, film set for Evergreen Museum & Library," in this issue.) $8 general admission, $5 for Evergreen members and children under 12. Advance tickets available at or at the door. (Rain location: Carriage House) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Film begins at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Evergreen Museum & Library.

Sat., Sept. 13, 3 to 6 p.m. "Convergence," a JHU-community block party for students and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sponsored by Community Affairs. St. Paul Street between 32nd and 33rd. HW



Sat., Sept. 13, 2 p.m. Men's Soccer, Blue Jays vs. Bridgewater. Homewood Field. HW



Fri., Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Buttered Niblets, a student improv group, performs. Sponsored by Student Activities. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Sat., Sept. 13, 9 p.m. Throat Culture, a sketch comedy group, performs. Sponsored by JHU Barnstormers and Throat Culture. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW


Workshops and Training

Tues., Sept. 9, 9 a.m. "Scientific Presentations," a workshop on the content and delivery of biomedical research presentations, with Donna Vogel, SoM. Cost is $1,250 for staff, $625 for postdocs and fellows. Sponsored by Professional Development. 360 Phipps. EB

Thurs., Sept. 11, 1 p.m. "Podcasting 101," a Center for Educational Resources workshop and demonstration. Open to faculty, staff and students only. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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