Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 29, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 29, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 5

Weekly Calendar

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



Since Peabody's Leon Fleisher made his 1944 Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Philharmonic, his contributions to classical music as pianist, conductor and teacher have been immeasurable. This week, the Shriver Hall Concert Series celebrates his 80th birthday with a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 'Two Hands' followed by four-hand compositions by Dvorak, Ravel and Schubert performed with former students Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. See Special Events.

Tues., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. "Ethnography and the Innocent Bystander: Of Shame, Giving and Subjectivity in an Actuarial World," an Anthropology colloquium with Christopher Kolb, KSAS. 400 Macaulay. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. "The Folding of Proteins That Think They Are DNA," a Biology colloquium with Doug Barrick, KSAS. Mudd Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 3 p.m. "The Forensic Self: Identity and Identification in France," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Ken Alder, Northwestern University. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 3 p.m. "The Cosmic Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Amy Barger, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Infrastructuralism, or the Tempo of Institutions," an ELH colloquium with Caroline Levine, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 201C Dell House. HW



Mon., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. "A Workshop on Science and Religion in Journalism," a talk by author and science writer Richard Panek. Part of the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. Co- sponsored by the Writing Seminars. 602A Dell House. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m. "Leading Through Service in Baltimore's Latino Community," a Bienestar Baltimore (formerly Programa Salud) panel discussion. Co-sponsored by BMS, Baltimore Health Care Access, CASA, Adelante Familia and the Esperanza Center. Carpenter Room, SoN. EB



Classic Comedy Film Festival, sponsored by Arts Innovation Grant recipients Neil Albstein and Jeremy Garson. For reservations or information, e-mail or go to Merrick Barn. HW

Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. That Touch of Mink, starring Cary Grant, Doris Day and John Astin.

Sat., Oct. 4 — 7 p.m. A Monty Python Surprise.
9:30 p.m. Young Frankenstein.

Sun., Oct. 5 — 5 p.m. The Big Lebowski.
7:30 p.m. Airplane.

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


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.



The 2008-2009 Templeton Lectures on the topic "Culture and Religion in a Naturalistic Perspective," by Dan Sperber, French National Center for Scientific Research, Institut Jean Nicod. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. 101 Remsen. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Lecture 1: "Naturalizing Culture: Philosophical and Empirical Issues."

Fri., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Lecture 2: "Cultural Epidemiology: Ecological and Psychological Factors."



Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Beethoven, Bach/Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, with guest Joe Burgstaller, trumpet. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sat., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. The Discovery Series presents Lura, in a program exploring the music of women from the remote interior of Cape Verde, with jazz and Brazilian influences. Sponsored by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Baltimore Museum of Art.

Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by Brant, Feldman, Cage, Ives, Bowles and Varese. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Mon., Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Reading and discussion by progressive organizer and writer Kim Fellman of her new book Wrestling With Starbucks. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon. to Wed., Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Rosh Hashana services. For more information, call 410-516-0333 (Conservative and Reform), or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).

Conservative. Led by Rabbi Jason Klein, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, unless otherwise noted. Mon., 6:15 p.m.; Tues., 9:15 a.m., approximately 2:15 p.m. (Tashlich, following lunch, meet at Levering) and 7:30 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center); Wed., 9:15 a.m. Lunches and dinners for students in the Smokler Center follow all services.

Reform. Led by Rabbi Josh Snyder, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Haebler Chapel, Goucher College. Mon., 6:15 p.m.; Tues., 10 a.m. and approximately 1:30 p.m. (Tashlich, following lunch). Lunch for students in the Weinberg Jewish Center, Stimson Hall, follows morning services. Free transportation to Goucher.

Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Mon., 7 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., 9:30 a.m. Dinner follows Monday evening services; $10 for students, $25 for community members; reservations required.



Mon., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. "Patient-Centered Care and Trust in the Medical Profession Among Adults With Sickle Cell Disease," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Carlton Haywood Jr. 339 Hampton House. EB

Mon., Sept. 29, noon. "Explaining Roman Expansion," a Political Science seminar with Daniel Deudney, KSAS. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "Post-translational Modification of Spliceosomal Sm Proteins in snRNP Biogenesis and Germ Cell Development," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Greg Matera, University of North Carolina. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m. "What the Secret History of the War on Cancer Teaches Us About the Vulnerabilities of Epidemiology," an Epidemiology seminar with Devra Davis, University of Pittsburgh. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 29, 1 p.m. "Sensing by Touch: Contact-mediated Signaling in Embryos and Chips," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Andre Levchenko, WSE. 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Sept. 29, 3 p.m. "Non-Variational Existence Problems in Geometry and General Relativity," an Analysis seminar with Michael Eichmair, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

Mon., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. "Ratchet-and-Pull: UvrD Helicase Unwinds DNA One Base Pair at a Time," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Wei Yang, NIH. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Attentional Modulation of Visual Motion Processing: Of Space, Features and Objects" with Stefan Treue, German Primate Center and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Gottingen. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. "Singularities and Hodge Filtrations," an Algebraic Complex Geometry seminar with Nero Budur, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Mathematics. 104 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. "Hiding in Plain Sight; Lessons from Landmark Clinical Trials," a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Steven Goodman, SoM. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Why Our Industrial Food System Is Not Sustainable," a Connecting Health and Sustainability seminar with Fred Kirschenmann, Iowa State University, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future; Health, Behavior and Society; and the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m. "Methods for Population-Based Assessments in Post-Conflict Settings: Health Service Performance, Economic Status and Equity of Utilization in Afghanistan," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Shivam Gupta. W2017 SPH. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 3 p.m. "Recent Results in Pluripotential Theory," a Topics in Complex Geometry seminar with Norman Levenberg, Indiana University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. "Nanoparticle Cancer Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Mark Davis, Caltech. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. "The Genomic Code for Nucleosome Positioning," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Jonathan Widom, Northwestern University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. "Disentangling the Stability and Function of Natively Unfolded Proteins," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Henry Ashbaugh, Tulane University. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. "View from Capitol Hill," a Fall Policy seminar with Rep. John Sarbanes, 3rd District, Md. Seminar includes Q&A and discussion. Reservations not required. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. "Alphavirus Interactions With the Innate Immune System: The Role of the Host Complement Cascade in Driving Virus-Induced Arthritis," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with Mark Heise, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, noon. Randolph Bromery Seminar — "A Dynamical Tour of the Giant Planets" with Mortiz Heimpel, University of Alberta. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 1 p.m. "New Tricks From Netrin and Slit," a Neuroscience research seminar with Elke Stein, Yale University. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Revitalizing Distressed Urban Neighborhoods: Rationale, Strategic Principles and Evaluation Approaches," a Social Policy seminar with George Galster, Wayne State University. Sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies; Economics; and Health Policy and Management. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club. HW

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Dissecting Eukaryotic Heme Trafficking," a Cell Biology seminar with Iqbal Hamza, University of Maryland, College Park. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 p.m. "Exponential Utility Hedging With Optimal Stopping and Application to ESO Valuation," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Tim Leung, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Fri., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. "Intermediate Filaments: Solid-State Support for Mechanical and Nonmechanical Processes," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Pierre Coulombe, SoM. 181 BRB. EB

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


Special Events

Mon., Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live Near Your Work home ownership expo, featuring home buying experts, exhibitors and a raffle. (See story, "Home-buying program gets major boost," in this issue.) Sponsored by WorkLife and Engagement. Turner Concourse. EB

Wed., Oct. 1, 5 p.m. An Evening with Laura Amy Schlitz, Newbery Award-winning author, who will present the annual Paula U. Hamburger Friends Lecture. Sponsored by The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Fri., Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Best Dressed Sale 2008, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Women's Board. Preview shopping event takes place on Thurs., Oct. 2, 4 to 8 p.m., first chance to shop, informal modeling and fashion consultation. $35 admission. Sun., Oct. 5, is clearance day, with most items half-priced. All proceeds benefit patient care at JHH. Carriage House, Evergreen Museum & Library.

Fri., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Installation of Deborah Gross as the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, with speakers William Brody, Martha Hill and Raymond DePaulo. Alumni Auditorium, SoN. EB

Sun., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. Leon Fleisher's 80th birthday celebration concert, presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Evening includes a screening of the documentary Two Hands and compositions by former Fleisher students. $39 general admission, $20 for students. Shriver Auditorium. HW


Workshops and Training

Thurs., Oct. 2, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Second Life," a Center for Educational Resources demonstration and discussion. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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