Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 21, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 21, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 31

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Reading | Seminars | Special Events | Sports | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Blood Drive

The JHU Montgomery County Campus and VisArts at Rockville have paired up to present An Instant Out of Time, a nature photography exhibit featuring the work of Dottie Campbell, a recent winner in National Geographic's International Photography Contest, and SPH alum Richard Weiblinger, a Food & Drug Administration scientist whose work is regularly featured in Nature's Best Photography magazine.
   Campbell's work (one example, above) has been shown at MICA, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Arts Place, the Maryland General Assembly and Japanese museums. Weiblinger's has been displayed online by the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and in Friends of the National Zoo newsletters, and was included in the National Wildlife Refuge Association 2008 image gallery.
   The exhibit is on display through June 27 in the Building III Atrium, Montgomery County Campus.

Tues., April 22, and Wed., April 23, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Earth Day Blood Drive. Sponsored by Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Wed., April 23, 4 p.m. The SIMCA Colloquium — "A Nonlinear PDE Model for Lakes and Rivers" with Lawrence Craig Evans, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., April 24, 3 p.m. "'A Foreign Element in the Max Planck Society': Konrad Beyerle's Institute for Instrumentation and the Dynamics of Post-War German Science, 1946-57," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Thomas Berez, KSAS. Seminar Room, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., April 24, 3 p.m. "A Passion for Discovery," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Peter Freund, University of Chicago. Schafler Auditoriium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., April 24, 4:30 p.m. "The Promotion and Demotion of Gods in Indian Religions," an Anthropology student presentation by Bhrigupati Singh. 400 Macaulay. HW


Information Sessions

Mon., April 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information sessions for the MA and MA/MBA in Government, MA in Environmental Sciences and Policy, MA in Communication in Contemporary Society, MA in Applied Economics and MA in Writing programs. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Tues., April 22, 6:30 p.m. Information session for the Advanced Biotechnology Studies graduate degree program. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. RSVP to Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

Wed., April 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m. "Careers Beyond the Lab," intended for those interested in careers in the area of regulatory affairs, including a panel discussion, Q&A and refreshments. Hosted by Advanced Biotechnology Studies, Advanced Academic Programs, KSAS. Room 106/110, Academic and Research Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.



Tues., April 22, noon. The 15th Annual Shallenberger Lecture — "Close Encounters With the Human Genome" by Reed Pyeritz, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Sponsored by the JHH Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Hurd Hall. EB

Tues., April 22, 3 p.m. The Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy — "The Case of Nuclear Waste in America" by Jared Cohon, president, Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. 110 Hodson. HW

Tues., April 22, 4:30 p.m. The Third Patrick Henry Lecture — "Of Presidents and Their Prerogatives" by Jack Rakove, Stanford University. 210 Hodson. HW

Tues., April 22, 5:15 p.m. "The Disgrace of Matter in Ancient Aesthetics," a Philological Society lecture with James Porter, University of Michigan. 223 Gilman. HW

Wed., April 23, 6:30 p.m. "Mastering Tradition: The Residential Architecture of John Russell Pope," a lecture by architect James Garrison. Second in the three-part series The House Beautiful, sponsored by Evergreen Museum & Library. After the lecture, Garrison will sign copies of his book by the same name. Bakst Theatre.

Thurs., April 24, 10:45 a.m. The 2008 Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture — "Field Driven Assembly in Nanotechnology" by Juan de Pablo, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 24, 3 p.m. "In Pursuit of Mosaicism — An Investigator's Reflection," a Graduate Student Association lecture by Barbara Migeon, SoM. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., April 24, 4 p.m. The 2008 Acheson J. Duncan Lecture — "Statistical Models in Computer Vision" by Yali Amit, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 213 Hodson. HW

Mon., April 28, 8:15 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture — "The Pathologist's Role in Patient With Diffuse Lung Disease — Diagnosis or Pattern Recognition?" by Jeffrey Myers, University of Michigan. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., April 28, 4 p.m. Dean's Lecture IV — "Genes, Vaccines and Immune Checkpoints: An All-Out Attack on Pancreatic Cancer" by Elizabeth Jaffee, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB



Tues., April 22, 8 p.m. "Mahler and Mozart Re-Imagined," Peabody Faculty Chamber Music Concert with guest artists Uri Caine and Dave Ballou, and faculty and student performers. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. "Big Band Uri Caine," a Peabody Jazz Orchestra concert with pianist Uri Caine. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra closes its season with the world premiere of Gaetano Panariello's Triple Concerto: Omaggio all'opera buffa, with the Poulenc Trio as soloists, and a performance of Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3. (See story, "HSO wraps season with Copland Symphony No. 3, concerto premiere," in this issue.) 2 p.m. Pre-concert talk. $10 general admission, $8 for non-JHU students, senior citizens and JHU faculty, staff and alumni; free to JHU students. Shriver Auditorium. HW

Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Recital, featuring the winners of the Part-Recital Competition. Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody



Fri., April 25, 6:30 p.m. Faculty readings by Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, and poet and fiction writer Madeleine Mysko. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Program. 305 Olin. HW



Mon., April 21, 12:15 p.m. "Maintaining the End: Regulation of Telomerase in Yeast," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Virginia Zakian, Princeton University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 21, 4 p.m. "Dissecting the Ligand Recognition and Allosteric Properties of a Multidrug Binding Switch," a Biophysics seminar with Herschel Wade, SoM. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 21, 4 p.m. "Mammalian Egg Activation: IP3R1, a CA2+ Channel Protein That Also Acts as the Egg's ER Organizer," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Rafael Fissore, University of Massachusetts. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., April 22, 9 a.m. "Cloning and Characterization of Two Novel Taenia solium Antigenic Proteins and Applicability to the Diagnosis and Control of Taeniasis/Cysticercocsis," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Holger Mayta. W2009 SPH. EB

Tues., April 22, 10:45 a.m. "Integrating Linguistic and Statistical Knowledge in Language Modeling," a Computer Science student seminar with Jia Cui. CSEB Auditorium (B17). HW

Tues., April 22, noon. "Stress Signaling Through REDD1," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gary Chiang, Burnham Institute for Medical Research. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., April 22, noon. "New Molecular Targets for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: From Academia to Pharma," a Pharmacology seminar with Frederic Tremblay, Wyeth Research. Co-sponsored by the Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research. 303 WBSB. EB

Tues., April 22, 12:15 p.m. "Finding the Balance Between Western and Traditional Tibetan Medicine," a Center for Global Health seminar with Tsetan Sadutshang, personal physician to the Dalai Lama. Co- sponsored by CREATE. W1214 SPH. EB

Tues., April 22, 4 p.m. "Studies on Some Electromechanical Transducers," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with Wonkyu Moon, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea. CSEB Auditorium (B17). HW

Tues., April 22, 4 p.m. "The Art of Science Advice to Policy-Makers: Lessons From the U.S. National Academies," an External Affairs seminar with Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Tues., April 22, 4:30 p.m. "Passive Wireless Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring," a Civil Engineering seminar with Sharon Wood, University of Texas, Austin. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., April 23, noon. "Identity, Security and the Rise of China," a Political Science seminar with William Callahan, University of Manchester, Center for Chinese Studies. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Wed., April 23, 4 p.m. "Fort Christanna: A Failed Experiment in Indian-White Relations on the Virginia Frontier, 1700-1740," an American History seminar with Stephanie Crumbaugh, College of William and Mary. 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 24, noon. "Breast Cancer as a Global Public Health Problem," an Environmental Health Sciences seminar with Hee-Soon Juon, SPH. W1214 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 24, noon. "Antibody-based Clues in the Design of Vaccines and Drugs Against HIV-1 gp120," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Disease research seminar with Peter Kwong, NIAID/NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 24, noon. "Histone Modifications and Epigenetics," a Cell Biology seminar with Sean Taverna, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 24, noon. "Regulating Gene Activity Through Nuclear Organization," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Karen Reddy, University of Chicago and HHMI. Co-sponsored by the Center for Epigenetics. 612 Physiology. EB

Thurs., April 24, 4 p.m. "Some Developments in Multiphoton Microscopy (Biological Applications of Ultrafast Lasers)" a Biology seminar with Jay Knutson, NHLBI/NIH. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 24, 4 p.m. "London's Modern Mercuries and 'My Lord Gomorrah's' Den of Vice: Late Victorian Telegraph Boys and the Cleveland Street Affair," a European History seminar with Katie Hindmarch-Watson, KSAS. 315 Gilman. HW

Thurs., April 24, 4:15 p.m. "5',8-Cyclopurine Lesions: Chemistry and Biology," a special Chemistry seminar with Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, ISOF-Area della Ricera di Bologna. 233 Remsen. HW

Fri., April 25, 11 a.m. "Estimation of Deformable Object Models," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Yali Amit, University of Chicago. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., April 25, 3 p.m. "Partitioning, Solubility and Aqueous Photochemistry of Buckminsterfullerene," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Chad Jafvert, Purdue University. 234 Ames. HW

Mon., April 28, 12:15 p.m. "'Do You Believe in Gender?': Transsexuality, Narrative and the Bioethics of Cutting Off Your Leg," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Dan O'Connor, Georgetown University and Greenwall Fellow in the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Co-sponsored by the Institute of the History of Medicine. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 28, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Learning Reward Timing in Cortex: A Theoretical Study" with Harel Shouval, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., April 23, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Earth Day, sponsored by SoM's Leadership Initiative for the Environment, with speakers from community environmental groups, sustainability information booths, games, food and drink. Turner Concourse. EB

Fri., April 25, noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 26, and Sun., April 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spring Fair, featuring food, music, arts and crafts, and a fireworks show, as well as vendors representing local and statewide nonprofit organizations. For more complete information, go to Levering Plaza (rain location: Hop Stop and Great Hall). HW

Sat., April 26, noon to 5 p.m. Fifth Annual Physics Fair, featuring six competitive events with cash prizes, over 200 hands-on physics demonstrations with docents to help explain them, a scavenger hunt and contests for children and adults. For more information, go to Bloomberg Center. HW

Sat., April 26, 8:30 p.m. Peabody's 150th Anniversary Gala, an evening of music, dancing, champagne toasts and elegant desserts with performances by Peabody faculty, students and alumni. $100 per person. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Mon., April 28, 2 to 9 p.m. JHU Press Annual Book Sale, all kinds of books available for just $3 per pound. Intended for the Hopkins community only; college ID required for admission. Best pick of books before sale is opened to the public on Tues., April 29. Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Mon., April 21, 3:30 p.m. Baseball, Blue Jays vs. TCNJ. HW

Wed., April 23, 7 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Towson University. $7 general admission, $5 for children 12 and under and $10 reserved. HW

Mon., April 28, 7 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Mount St. Mary's. $7 general admission, $5 for children 12 and under and $10 reserved. HW



Thurs., April 24, 6 p.m. The Annual Frederick I. Scott Symposium, held in honor of the first African- American to graduate from Johns Hopkins; with keynote speaker John J. Oliver, chairman of the board, CEO and publisher, Afro-American Newspapers. Dinner served. Sponsored by The Black Student Union. Charles Commons. HW



Fri., April 25, Sat., April 26, 8 p.m., and Sun., April 27, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents William Inge's comedy-drama Bus Stop. $15 general admission, $13 for senior citizens, JHU faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for students. Merrick Barn. HW



Thurs., April 24, 1 p.m. "Introduction to RefWorks," an overview of RefWorks, an online database for citations that is free to the JHU community, with Ellen Keith and Robin Sinn. Designed for faculty but open to TAs and staff. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Fri., April 25, 9 a.m. "Powerful Listening Skills," a Center for Training and Education workshop with Robin Hurd-Graham. To register, go to m.pdf. B102 Johns Hopkins@Eastern.

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