Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 20, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 20, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 31

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops



Spring Fair returns to the Homewood campus this weekend with a flurry of food and craft vendors, carnival rides and inflatable games, five free daytime concerts, a children's area with interactive games, a beer garden and a showcase of national and JHU nonprofit groups. On Saturday night, the Roots perform. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For Roots ticket information, see Special Events.

Tues., April 21, 4:15 p.m. "Enzymes as Drug Targets and Producers," a Chemistry colloquium with Barbara Gerratana, University of Maryland. 233 Remsen. HW

Thurs., April 23, 3:45 p.m. "The Poetic Meter Parsing Problem," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Rolf Noyer, University of Pennsylvania. 134A Krieger. HW

Thurs., April 23, 4 p.m. "The Hypnotist," an Anthropology colloquium with James Siegel, Cornell University. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center. 400 Macaulay. HW

Fri., April 24, 2 p.m. "APL and the U.S. Navy in the Deserts of New Mexico," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with George Helfrich, JHU/APL (ret.). Parsons Auditorium. APL



Fri., April 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Addictions, Infectious Disease and Public Health, annual School of Public Health conference for the dissemination of student research. Poster session and talks by Jacques Normand, National Institute on Drug Abuse; George Rengert, Temple University; and Nabila El-Bassel, Columbia University. On-site registration fee is $20. Co-sponsored by the Dean's Office; Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program; Behavioral Pharmacology Training Program; the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health, Behavior and Society, Mental Health and Population, Family and Reproductive Health. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB



Tues., April 21, 4 p.m. "Right to Health and Crimes Against Humanity," a JHSPH Center for Public Health and Human Rights interactive discussion led by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N. high commissioner for human rights; Leonard Rubenstein, senior fellow, United States Institute of Peace; Voravit Suwanvanichkij, SPH; Chris Beyrer, SPH. W1214 SPH. EB


Information Sessions

Wed., April 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Hopkins in Capital," information sessions for master's degree program courses. Chairs from the MA in Global Security Studies, MA in Government, MA in Writing, MA in Applied Economics, MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy and MA in Communication programs, and admissions representatives, will be on hand to answer questions. RSVP online at Rooms B-338, B-339 and B-340, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC.

Thurs., April 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information session for the MA in Museum Studies program. RSVP online (by April 20) at Details will be provided after you RSVP.



Mon., April 20, and Tues., April 21, 4:30 p.m. The Kempf Lecture — "Spectral Measures" by Victor Guillemin, MIT. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304/308 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 21, 12:30 p.m. The W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series — "Challenges of Foreign Assistance in Today's World" by Helene Gayle, president/CEO of CARE USA. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5636 or Kenney Auditorium. SAIS

Wed., April 22, 12:15 p.m. The Paul A. Harper Lecture — "Improving Life Chances for Our Most Vulnerable Children: Linking Health Reforn, Child Welfare Reform and Advances in Early Childhood Care and Education" by Olivia Golden, District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. Sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health and the Women's and Children's Health Policy Center. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., April 22, 6:30 p.m. "Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age With a Passion for India" by Roberta Mayer, part of Evergreen's The House Beautiful lecture series. $25 general admission, $20 for Evergreen members and students. Reservations are requested; call 410-516-0341. Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library.

The 2009 Duncan Lecture by Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics. HW

Thurs., April 23, 4 p.m. "Deformation-Based Morphometry, Random Fields and Multivariate Linear Models." 1 Remsen.

Fri., April 24, 11 a.m. "Integral Geometry of Random Level Sets." 111 Mergenthaler.

Thurs., April 23, 4 p.m. The Ninth Annual Daniel Nathans, M.D. Lecture in Molecular Genetics — "Molecular Regulation of Self-Renewal and Differentiation: Lessons From the C. elegans Germline" by Judith Kimble, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by Molecular Biology and Genetics. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Thurs., April 23, 5 p.m. The George G. Graham Lecture — "Interactions of Nutrition and Infection," a mini-symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the WHO monograph by Nevin Scrimshaw, Carl Taylor and John Gordon, with Charles Stephensen, University of California, Davis; Claudio Lanata, SPH; and Robert Black, SPH. Sponsored by International Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., April 27, 8:15 a.m. The William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture — "Melanoma Progression, Diagnosis and Prognosis" by David Elder, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Hurd Hall. EB



Tues., April 21, 7:30 p.m. The William Marbury Prize Competition Recital. Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Wed., April 22, 8 p.m. JHU Choral Society spring concert. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 23 through Sat., April 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 26, 3 p.m. Presentation of Dora, an opera with music by Melissa Shiflett and lyrics by Nancy Fales Garrett. Sponsored by Peabody Institute. $25 general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students with ID. Tickets available at or 410-752-8558. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

Fri., April 24, and Sat., April 25, 7:30 p.m. "Early Music," the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble performs. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall. Peabody

Johns Hopkins spring a cappella concerts. HW

Fri., April 24, 8 p.m. Sirens, all-female group. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Sat., April, 25, 8 p.m. Vocal Chords, co-ed singers. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Sun., April 26, 3 to 5 p.m. "Brahms and Marimba," Hopkins Symphony Orchestra joins composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez for a performance of his ...Ex Machina, for piano, marimba and symphony orchestra. The orchestra also performs music by Brahms. (See story, "Marimba and Brahms close out Hopkins Symphony season," in this issue.) 2 p.m. Illustrated talk by Sanchez-Gutierrez. $10 general admission; $8 for senior citizens and Hopkins faculty, staff and alumni and non-Hopkins students; free for Hopkins students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., April 26, 4 p.m. The Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble perform. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. East Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 26, 7 p.m. JHU Wind Ensemble spring concert. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW

Sun., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Recital, featuring the winners of the 2009 Part-Recital Competition. Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Peabody

Sun., April 26, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Percussion Group performs, with guest artist Svetoslav Stoyanov. Friedberg Hall. Peabody



Mon., April 20, noon. "Beaches, Ruins, Resorts," a Political Science seminar with Waleed Hazbun, KSAS. Co-sponsored by the James Schouler Lectureship. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 20, 12:10 p.m. "Violence Prevention in Latin America," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Alberto Concha-Eastman, Pan American Health Organization. Part of the Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy: International Injury Prevention. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., April 20, 12:15 p.m. "Genetic and Molecular Dissection of a Circadian Oscillator," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth Medical School. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 20, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar — "A New Approach to 3-D Shape Perception" with Zygmunt Pizlo, Purdue University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 20, 4 p.m. "The Cell Cycle: Spatial and Temporal Control of a Multicomponent Genetic Network," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., April 21, noon. "Seismic Behavior and Performance of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames," a Civil Engineering seminar with Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois. B17 CSEB. HW

Tues., April 21, 3:30 p.m. "Efficient Distributed Optimization of Team Detection Networks," an Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar with O. Patrick Kreidl, MIT. 320 CSEB. HW

Tues., April 21, 4 p.m. "When Protein Folding Goes Awry: Neurodegeneration Modeled in C. elegans and Mice,"a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jiou Wang, Yale University School of Medicine. W3030 SPH. EB

Tues., April 21, 4:30 p.m. "A Look at Conditional Models for Speech and Audio Processing,"a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar Eric Fossler, Ohio State University. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., April 22, noon. "Tobacco Control in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities," an Institute for Global Tobacco Control seminar with Dilyara Barzani, Ministry of Health, KRG, Erbil, Iraq. W1020 SPH. EB

Wed., April 22, 12:15 p.m. "Coping With Bullying and Peer Victimization," a Mental Health seminar with Tracy Waasdorp, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., April 22, 1:30 p.m. "Orchestrating Post-Transcriptional Processes at the Ribosome: Insights Into Decoding and Decay of Defective mRNAs," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Wali Karzai, Stony Brook University. 517 PCTB. EB

Wed., April 22, 3:30 p.m. "A Semiparametric Unified Approach to the Detection of Differentially Expressed Genes Using Microarray Data," a Biostatistics seminar with Olivier Thas, Ghent University, Belgium. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., April 22, 4 p.m. "Integrase Inhibitors: Lessons Learned In vivo and In vitro," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Daria Hazuda, Merck Research Laboratories. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 23, noon. Randolph K. Bromery Seminar — "Lava Tube Instability" by Jack Whitehead, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 23, noon. "Macroevolutionary Pattern and Immunological Process in Host-Parasite Associations: Trematodes and Snails as a Model System," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with E. Samuel Loker, University of New Mexico. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 23, 12:15 p.m. "Designing Materials for the Healthy Stores Programs," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Joel Gittelsohn, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., April 23, 12:15 p.m. "Dietary Guidelines and Community-Based Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults," a Center and Program for Human Nutrition seminar with Mary Ann Johnson, University of Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 23, 4 p.m. "G Proteins in Endosomal Trafficking Pathways," a Biology seminar with Julie Donaldson, NHLBI/NIH. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 23, 4 p.m. "From Protein Deacetylation to Metallocluster Biogenesis: A Post-Translational Tale," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Kevin Hoff, CalTech. E9519 SPH. EB

Fri., April 24, 10 a.m. "Genital Herpes in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Women in WIHS: Insights Into Natural History of HSV-2 and Its Interaction With HIV," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Bulbulgul Aumakhan. W2017 SPH. EB

Fri., April 24, 11 a.m. "Secondary Instabilities and Turbulence in High Reynolds Number Stratified Wakes," a CEAFM seminar with Peter Diamessis, Cornell University. 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., April 24, 4 p.m. "Zebrafish-Based Chemical Biology Approaches Toward Animal Genetics and Drug Discovery," a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Shou Lin, UCLA. 303 WBSB. EB

Mon., April 27, noon. "Democratic Deepening in Brazil, India and South Africa," a Sociology seminar with Patrick Heller, Brown University. 526 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., April 27, 12:15 p.m. "Regulation of Chromatin Structure by Small and Large Non-Coding RNAs," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Danesh Moazed, Harvard Medical School. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., April 27, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar — "Learning and Plasticity in the Balance System: The Physiology of Vestibular Compensation" with Lloyd Minor, SoM. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., April 27, 4 p.m. "Probing the Meiotic Cell Cycle With Biased and Unbiased Strategies," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Mary Ann Handel, The Jackson Laboratory. W2030 SPH. EB


Special Events

Mon., April 20, noon. "Health Care Reform: Yes We Can," a JHSPH Office of External Affairs discussion with Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), chair, House Committee of the Judiciary. Co- sponsored by SPHERE (Students Promoting Healthcare Reform). W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., April 20, 5:30 p.m. "Writing the Unthinkable," a Homewood Art Workshops/Homewood Arts Programs slide talk and book signing by cartoonist Lynda Barry. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Mon., April 20, 6 to 8 p.m. "Pasta-thon," annual all-you-can-eat pasta dinner, with salad, desserts and raffle prizes. Tickets are $5, available at the door. Proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network. Sponsored by Phi Mu Sorority and the Office of Greek Life. Charles Commons. HW

Tues., April 21, 9 a.m. A public hearing to address primary care shortage in Baltimore City. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, the Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) E2030 SPH. EB

Fri., April 24 to Sun., April 26. The 38th Annual Spring Fair, featuring food and craft vendors, entertainment and a beer garden. HW

Sat., April 25, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sixth Annual Physics Fair, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy, coinciding with Spring Fair. Bloomberg Center. HW



Tues., April 21, 8 p.m. The 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium, with renowned photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) 101 Remsen. HW

Sat., April 25, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Green Homewood: Environmental and Cultural Sustainability, a Homewood Museum symposium with various speakers. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Co-sponsored by the Morgan State University Institute of Architecture and Planning and the Herring Run Watershed Association. $40 general admission; $30 for Homewood Museum members and JHU and Morgan State ID holders; free for full-time students with ID. 101 Remsen. HW



Thurs., April 23, through Sat., April 25, 8 p.m. Johns Hopkins University Theatre presents Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River. For reservations or information, call 410-516-5153, e-mail or go to Merrick Barn. HW


Workshops and Training

Thurs., April 23, 1 p.m. "Introduction to Google Sketchup," a Bits and Bytes workshop, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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