Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 16, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 16, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 22
 

Weekly Calendar

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

 

Blood Drive

Wed., Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins Institutions Blood Drive. Suite C300, 3rd floor, Hopkins@Eastern.

 

Colloquia

Tues., Feb. 17, 4:15 p.m. "Size-Selected Clusters as Model Catalysts for Heterogeneous Chemistry," a Chemistry colloquium with Michael White, Brookhaven National Laboratory. 233 Remsen. HW

Wed., Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m. "Sexual Democracy and Religious Transcendence," a Women, Gender and Sexuality colloquium with Eric Fassin, Ecole Normale Superieure. 113 Greenhouse. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 3 p.m. "Auguste Comte in Paradise: The Ecole Polytechnique, Temporal Series and the Birth of Social Science," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Tresch, University of Pennsylvania. Room 102, 3505 North Charles Street. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 3 p.m. "Large Scale Structures and Galaxy Evolution in the COSMOS Survey," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Nick Scoville, CalTech. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 3:45 p.m. "Statistical Language Learning: Computational and Maturational Constraints," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Elissa Newport, Rochester University. 134A Krieger. HW

 

Discussion/Talks

Wed., Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m. "A New Electricity Business Model for a Low-Carbon World," a Global Energy and Environment Initiative discussion with Peter Fox-Penner, Brattle Group. To RSVP, call 202-663- 5786, or e-mail [email protected]. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS

Wed., Feb. 18, 12:45 p.m. "The Future of Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America: Progresa- Oportunidades," a Latin American Studies Program discussion with Santiago Levy, Inter-American Development Bank. To RSVP, call 202-663-5734 or e-mail [email protected]. Room 517, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Mon., Feb. 23, 5 p.m. "The End of Neoliberalism," a European Studies Program panel discussion with Mark Blyth, KSAS; Kathleen McNamara, Georgetown University; Matthias Matthijs, American University; and Mitchell Orenstein, SAIS. To RSVP, call 202-663-5796, or e-mail [email protected]. Co-sponsored by the Washington European Society. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS

 

Film/Video

Thurs., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Screening of Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, first of "Six Evenings in the Company of Vampires," the Women, Gender and Sexuality spring film festival. 113 Greenhouse. HW

 

Grand Rounds

Thurs., Feb. 18, noon. "Public Health in Tough Times: Annapolis 2009," Public Health grand rounds with Vincent DeMarco, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative; and Glenn Schneider, Howard County Health Department. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Live webcast available at www.jhsph.edu/maphtc. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Fri., Feb. 20, 12:15 p.m. "Mobile Technologies and Health in Developing Countries," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Joel Selanikio, Datadyne Corp. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

 

Lectures

Mon., Feb. 16, 5:15 p.m. "Learning French at Johns Hopkins: Invitation to an Unforgettable Voyage," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Kristin Cook-Gailloud, KSAS. 101A Dell House. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m. The 27th David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics— "Children in Medical Research: Access vs. Protection" by Lainie Friedman Ross, University of Chicago. Owens Auditorium, CRB II. EB

Thurs., Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m. "Techno Dante: Teaching the Divine Comedy in the Digital Age," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Deborah Parker, University of Virginia. 101A Dell House. HW

Fri., Feb. 20, 5:15 p.m. "Discourse Competence: The Crucial Link Between Language and Literature Courses," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Stacey Katz, University of Utah. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m. Monroe H. Martin Lecture— "Transcendence of Values of Some Functions" by Paula Tretkoff, Texas A&M University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger. HW

 

Music

Sat., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. The Octopodes host the International Competition of Collegiate a cappella mid- Atlantic regional quarterfinal round, with groups from Johns Hopkins, Delaware, Syracuse, Loyola and others. General admission, $10 ($12 at the door); student tickets $5 ($8 at the door). Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

 

Reading

Tues., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Daniel Mark Epstein will discuss and sign copies of his latest book Lincoln's Men— The President and His Private Secretaries. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Wed., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Adam Smith, international lawyer and former UN staffer, will discuss and sign copies of his latest book After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

 

Seminars

Mon., Feb. 16, 12:15 p.m. "Increasing Functional Complexity in the Cephalopod Nervous System by RNA Editing," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Joshua Rosenthal, University of Puerto Rico. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 16, 1 p.m. "Protein-Protein Interactions: What Is the Preferred Way for Proteins to Interact?" a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Ruth Nussinov, National Cancer Institute. Seminar will be teleconferenced to 709 Traylor. 110 Clark. HW

Mon., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. "Interior Horizons: An Ethical Space of Selfhood in South India," a History seminar with Anand Pandian, KSAS. 102B Dell House. HW

Tues., Feb. 17, 12:10 p.m. "Factors Associated With Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Getting Final Protective Orders and Staying Away From Their Abusers," a Center for Injury Research and Policy seminar with Jamila Stockman, SoN. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. B14B Hampton House. EB

Tues., Feb. 17, 12:15 p.m. "Infant Feeding and HIV: Refining a Tool for Quality Counseling in Low- Resource Settings in South Africa" with Corinne Mazzeo (SPH); and "Examining the Long-Term Consequences of Vaccines in Matlab, Bangladesh" with Julia Driessen (KSAS), Framework Program in Global Health research presentations. Sponsored by the JH Center for Global Health. W2015 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m. "Statistics of Eta Functions for Hyperelliptic Curves," an Algebraic Complex Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Zeev Rudnick, Tel Aviv University/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Wed., Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. "Modulation of Domain Interactions and Dynamics in Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthetases," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Dominiques Frueh, Harvard Medical School. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., Feb. 18, 3 p.m. "Development of Polymeric Nanoconjugates for Controlled Drug Delivery," a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Jianjun Cheng, University of Illinois. 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m. "Kahler-Ricci Flow on Algebraic Varieties," a Complex Geometry seminar with Jian Song, Rutgers University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 10:45 a.m. "Numerical Simulations of Dissolution Instabilities," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Tony Ladd, University of Florida. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, noon. "Nuclear Structure and Human Physiology: Growing Links," a Cell Biology seminar with Katherine Wilson, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., Feb. 19, noon. "The German Ideology Never Took Place!" a Political Science seminar with Terrell Carver, Univeristy of Bristol. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, noon. "Immunization of Patients With Chronic HIV-1 Using Autologous Dendritic Cell (DC)-based Vaccines," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases research seminar with Theresa Whiteside, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., Feb. 19, 12:15 p.m. "Genomic Technologies: Public Opinion and Policy Implications," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Joan Scott, JHU. Part of the series Genomic Technologies: Societal and Behavioral Implications. B14 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Feb. 19, 1 p.m. "Local Circuits of the Mouse Cortex," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Solange Brown, Stanford University School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., Feb. 19, 3 p.m. "Differential Geometry, Control Theory and Mechanics," a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Andrew Lewis, Queen's University. 210 Hodson. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 4 p.m. "Multivariate Records," an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Dan Naiman, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW

Thurs., Feb. 19, 4 p.m. "Structural Basis of Transcription Elongation by RNA Polymerase II," a Biology special seminar with Dong Wang, Stanford University School of Medicine. 100 Mudd. HW

Fri., Feb. 20, 10 a.m. "Life Events, Social Support and Mental Health Service Utilization in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Cohort," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Pallab Maulik. 845 Hampton House. EB

Fri., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience— "The Coding of Surprise in Auditory Cortex" with Israel Nelken, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Epigenetic Regulation and Generational Consequences in the Germ Line Cycle of C. elegans," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with William Kelly, Emory University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m. "Constructing Race: Understanding Human Variation in the Genomic Era," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Patricia King, Georgetown University/SPH. Co-sponsored by the JH Center for Health Disparities Solutions and the SPH Black Graduate Students Association. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. "Olfactory Processing in Drosophila," a Neuroscience faculty search seminar with Vikas Bhandawat, Harvard Medical School. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Mon., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. "How Stochastic Neurons in the Brain Make Decisions: Theory Meets Experiments," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Xiao-Jing Wang, Yale University School of Medicine. G007 Ross Bldg. EB

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Structure and Function of Parkinson's Disease," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Quyen Hoang, Brandeis University. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. "Freedom Despite Mechanism," an Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project seminar with Adina Roskies, Dartmouth University. Co-sponsored by Philosophy and the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

 

Special Events

Tues., Feb. 17, noon. Nobel Prize recipient Robert Musil will discuss his new book Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. Sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. W3031 SPH. EB

Tues., Feb. 17, through Fri., Feb. 27. Black History Month events, with the theme "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Taking Charge of Change." Sponsored by the JHU Black Student Union. HW

Tues., Feb. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. "The Forgotten History of Black Yucatan," discussion led by Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University. 304 Charles Commons.

Wed., Feb. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Blacks in the Nadir," a rap session. LOCATION TBA.

Thurs., Feb. 19, 4 p.m. "The Dream Alive," MLK Convocation presented by Joe Rodgers. For information, go to www.dreamalive.org/index.html. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Thurs., Feb. 19, 5 p.m. Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective meeting featuring Houston Baker, author of Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era. 113 Greenhouse.

Fri., Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Cabaret sponsored by the Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company. SDS Room, Mattin Center.

Sat., Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. The Johns Hopkins Gospel Choir presents its annual Gospel Jubilee. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center.

Fri., Feb. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. "Harriett's Housekeeping Hints," a discussion of traditional cleaning methods and products with curator Catherine Rogers Arthur, in conjunction with the Homewood Museum's focus show "Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland." Homewood Museum. HW

Sun., Feb. 22, noon to 2 p.m. Commemoration Day, celebration of Johns Hopkins University's founding. (See story, "School spirit: 'Daniel Coit Gilman' leads JHU birthday bash," in this issue.) Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW

 

Sports

Wed., Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Women's Basketball, vs. Bryn Mawr. Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Wed., Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Men's Basketball, Blue Jays vs. McDaniel College. Newton White Athletic Center. HW

Fri., Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Men's Lacrosse, Blue Jays vs. Siena. Homewood Field. HW

 

Theater

Fri., Feb. 20 and Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents Lisa Kron's autobiographical play Well. Through March 1, with free admission on Fridays (Feb. 20 and 27). Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Sat., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents two matinee performances of A.R. Gurney's Ancestral Voices, on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Tickets are $10. $5 student rush tickets are available at curtain time if space allows. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

 

Workshops

Thurs., Feb. 19, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Photoshop," a Bits and Bytes workshop, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

 
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