Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 16, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 16, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 26

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Film/Video | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Readings | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops



On screen this week is Dae-woo Kim's comedy 'Forbidden Quest,' part of the 'Lovers and Liars' series ofcontemporary Korean films being presented by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. See Film/Video.

Tues., March 17, 4:15 p.m. "The Dark Energy of Proteins: Conformational Entropy and Its Contribution to Molecular Recognition by Proteins," a Chemistry colloquium with A. Joshua Wand, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 233 Remsen. HW

Mon., March 23, 4:15 p.m. "The Singlet Oxygen Microscope: From Single Cells to Gold Nanodiscs," a Chemistry colloquium with Peter Ogilvy, Aarhus University, Denmark. 233 Remsen. HW



Wed., March 18, Thurs., March 19, and Fri., March 20. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 43rd Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 33 sessions with two plenary talks, and presentation of approximately 185 papers by faculty and graduate students from many educational institutions worldwide. Sponsored by Electrical and Computer Engineering. Hodson Hall. HW



Mon., March 23, noon. "Historical and Current Concepts and Definitions of Women's Health," a Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group networking luncheon with Donna Strobino, SPH. E9519 SPH. EB


Grand Rounds

Fri., March 20, 12:15 p.m. "From Tasks to Processes: The Case for Changing Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care," Health Sciences Informatic grand rounds with James Walker, Geisinger Health System. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Thurs., March 19, 7:15 p.m. Screening of Dae-woo Kim's Forbidden Quest. Part of the Lovers and Liars- -Contemporary Films From Korea film series sponsored by the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs. $10 general admission, $8 for students. Mountcastle Auditorium. EB

Fri., March 20, 12:30 p.m. "Food Systems," a Center for a Livable Future live Webcast presentation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by food journalist Michael Pollan, followed by commentary from CDC senior staff and a panel discussion with Pollan, the CDC panel and the audience present at the CDC in Atlanta. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Advanced Academic Programs information sessions. RSVP online to:

Mon., March 23, 6:30 p.m. Master's in Writing. LL6, Washington DC Center.

Mon., March 23, 6:30 p.m. Master's in Communication. LL7, Washington DC Center.



Tues., March 17, 4 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Lecture — "Science, Creativity and Human Destiny" by Donald Coffey, SoM. Turner Auditorium. EB

Thurs., March 19, 7:30 a.m. The William F. Rienhoff Jr. Lecture — "Inventing Our Future: Training the Next Generation of Surgeon Innovators" by Thomas Krummel, Stanford University School of Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium, SoM. EB

Thurs., March 19, 7:30 p.m. "Leaders & Legends" lecture by Robert Stevens of Lockheed Martin. (See story, "Lockheed Martin CEO to speak at Leaders & Legends lecture series," in this issue.) Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Admission is $35 (includes breakfast). Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.

Fri., March 20, 4 p.m. The Vernon Mountcastle Lecture — "Planning and Decision Making in Parietofrontal Circuits" by Richard Andersen, CalTech. Sponsored by Neuroscience. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Mon., March 23, 5:15 p.m. "Case Studies Between Law and Literature (Schiller, Kleist)," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Susanne Ludemann, University of Chicago. 101A Dell House. HW

Mon., March 23, 5:30 p.m. "Spying on Antiquity: Declassified U.S. Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Jason Ur, Harvard University. 202A Dell House. HW



Sun., March 22, 2 p.m. Preparatory Young People's String Program. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Mon., March 23, 7 p.m. Authors Paul K. Williams and Gregory J. Alexander will discuss and sign copies of their book "A Brief History of Charles Village." Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW



Mon., March 16, 12:15 p.m. "The Cell's Compass: Signaling Networks for Chemotaxis," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Peter Devreotes, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., March 17, noon. "Gene Silencing in Cancer — Disrupting the Normal Balance Between DNA Packaging and Cell Fate," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Stephen Baylin, SoM. 612 Physiology. EB

Wed., March 18, 1:30 p.m. "Na+-Bioenergetics: Enzymes That Use Na+ Instead of H+ as a Chemiosmotic Currency," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Blanca Barquera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., March 18, 4 p.m. "Epigenetic Mechanism for Marking and Maintaining Centromere Location," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Ben Black, University of Pennsylvania. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 19, noon. "Novel Enzymes in Neural Fatty Acid Metabolism," a Cell Biology seminar with Michael Wolfgang, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 19, 1 p.m. "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Cognitive Function: From the Lab to the Clinic," a Neuroscience research seminar with Alcino Silva, UCLA. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., March 19, 4 p.m. "Chromatin and Its Influence on Meiotic Crossing Over," a Biology seminar with Judith Yanowitz, Carnegie Institution of Washington. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., March 19, 4 p.m. "Structural Basis of Transcription Elongation by RNA Polymerase II," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Dong Wang, Stanford University School of Medicine. W3030 SPH. EB

Fri., March 20, 1 p.m. "Frizzled Receptors in Development and Diseases," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Jeremy Nathans, SoM. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., March 23, noon. "Envisioning Real Utopias: A General Framework for Analysis," a Sociology seminar with Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., March 23, 12:15 p.m. "The Complex Language of Histone Post-Translational Modifications in Genomic Regulation," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Shelley Berger, The Wistar Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., March 23, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "What Does Prefrontal Cortex 'Know' About Visual Motion Used in Discrimination Tasks?" with Tatiana Pasternak, University of Rochester. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Wed., March 18, and Thurs., March 19. American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs. EB

Thurs., March 19, 1:15 p.m. Memorial service for Michael Koenig, professor in Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Workshops and Training

Thurs., March 19, 1 p.m. "Gaming and Learning," a Bits and Bytes workshop, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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