Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 27, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 27, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 32

Weekly Calendar

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Conferences | Fund-Raisers | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Reading | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


Blood Drive

Emmanuel Pahud was appointed principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 22, making him one the orchestra's youngest principals ever. He is joined for his eagerly awaited Shriver Hall Concert Series debut by Trevor Pinnock on the harpsichord and Jonathan Munson on cello. See Music.

Tues., April 28, and Wed., April 29, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Homewood campus blood drive. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0138 or go to Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW



Mon., April 27, 4 p.m. "Representations of Objects and Bodies in Human Extrastriate Cortex," a Cognitive Science colloquium with Chris Baker, NIMH. 134A Krieger. HW

Tues., April 28, 4 p.m. " 'The Moorish Problem' in the Creation of Modern Spanish History," an Anthropology colloquium with Charles Hirschkind, University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Program in Evolution, Culture and Cognition. 400 Macaulay. HW

Thurs., April 30, 3 p.m. "The Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Band Theory," a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., April 30, 3 p.m. "Copernicus and the Astrologers of Cracow and Bologna," a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Robert Westman, University of California, San Diego. Room 102, 3505 N. Charles St. HW

Fri., May 1, 2 p.m. "Terrorism Threats and Vulnerabilities in Africa," an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Andre Le Sage, National Defense University. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL



Wed., April 29 to Fri., May 1, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Racism, Immigration and Citizenship in Contemporary Plural Societies," international conference. Sponsored by the Dean's Office, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at UCLA. Great Hall, Levering. HW



Fri., May 1, 3 to 5:30 p.m. "Dump for Dollars," a philanthropic event to benefit the Maryland Food Bank and Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Freshman Quad will be partitioned into a grid for a cow to graze. Whichever square in the grid the cow "dumps" in, the corresponding ticket holder will win $500. Various prizes will also be raffled off during the event. Organzed by Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Sponsored by the Office of Greek Life and the Office of the Dean of Student Life. HW


Grand Rounds

Fri., May 1, 12:15 p.m. "Communication in an Information Arena: Supporting Clinical Communication Through Informatics," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Yan Xiao, University of Maryland. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management. 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 28, 4 p.m. The Albert L. Lehninger Memorial Lecture — "The Calcium Signaling Saga in Health and Disease: A Tale for All Seasons" by Ernesto Carafoli, Venetian Institute, Padua, Italy. Sponsored by Biological Chemistry. WBSB Auditorium. EB

Wed., April 29, and Thurs., April 30, 10 a.m. The Holzt Lecture, by George Georgiou, University of Texas, Austin. Sponsored by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 30, 4:30 p.m. The Passano Lecture — "Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells" by Irving Weissman, Stanford Medical School. East Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 30, 5:15 p.m. "Oeuvres-Temoignages," a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Claude Mouchard, University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Co-sponsored by the Centre Louis Marin. 101A Dell House. HW

Thurs., April 30, 5:30 p.m. The William Foxwell Albright Lecture 2009 — "Ashkelon, Seaport of the Philistines" by Lawrence Stager, Harvard University. Sponsored by Near Eastern Studies. 101 Remsen. HW

Fri., May 1, 5:30 p.m. "Babylon: Myth and Reality," a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Joachim Marzahn, Pergamon Museum, Berlin. 202A Dell House. HW

Mon., May 4, 12:15 p.m. "Fetal Origins of Adult Disease," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health special lecture by David Barker, University of Southhampton, UK. W2030 SPH. EB



Wed., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Computer Music Concert. Griswold Hall. Peabody A cappella spring concerts. HW

Thurs., April 30, 8 p.m. Ketzev performs. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Fri., May 1, 8 p.m. Octopodes performs. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center.

Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. Adoremus performs. Mudd Hall Auditorium.

Fri., May 1, 5:45 p.m. Peabody at Homewood presents a Music in the Museum concert, featuring virtuoso flutist Anastasia Petanova. $15 general admission, $12 for Homewood Museum members and $5 rush tickets for JHU students with ID. Pre-registration required; call 410-516-5589 or go to Homewood Museum. HW

Fri., May 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus and Peabody Singers perform music by Mendelssohn and Mozart, with sopranos Jennifer Holbrook and Lindsay Thompson, tenor Raymond Diaz and bass Benjamin Moore. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 3, 3 p.m. "American Music," a concert by the Peabody Children's Chorus featuring folk songs, spirituals and works by Bernstein, Copland, Diemer and Peabody faculty member Tom Benjamin. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 3, 5:30 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord, and Jonathan Munson, cello. $33 general admission, $17 for non-JHU students; JHU students free. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW



Tues., April 28, 6 p.m. Acclaimed novelist John Barth will read from his latest book, The Development. 5 p.m. Reception and book signing. Sponsored by Friends of the JHU Libraries. Mason Hall Auditorium. HW

MA in Writing Program student thesis readings and program awards, fiction, nonfiction and poetry students completing the Writing Program will read from their work. Awards will be presented to faculty and students. Receptions follow readings.

Fri., May 1, 6 p.m. LL7 Washington Center.

Sat., May 2, 6 p.m. Second floor lobby and 210 Hodson. HW



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, 12:15 p.m. "The Health Impact Fund: Boosting Innovation Without Obstructing Free Access," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Thomas Pogge, Yale University. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by International Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., April 27, 1 p.m. "Manipulating Biomaterial Properties to Control Cellular Interactions and Molecule Delivery," a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania. 110 Clark. 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

Tues., April 28, 9 a.m. "Loca for Bingo," a Critical Global Health Series seminar with Elizabeth Roberts, University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by the Program for Latin American Studies. 303 Welch Medical Library. EB

Tues., April 28, 12:15 p.m. "NODE and Ring 1b in Maintenance of the Pluripotency in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ma Wan, Baylor College of Medicine. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Tues., April 28, 1 p.m. "Review of Learning Algorithms and Proposed Experiments," a Human Language Technology Center of Excellence seminar with James Baker, Academic Centers. North Conference Room, 810 Wyman Park Drive. 2 p.m. Farewell reception for Baker. Stieff Building.

Tues., April 28, 3 p.m. "Can We Predict Drought? The Role of Land-Atmosphere Interactions," a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Steven Quiring, Texas A&M University. 234 Ames. HW

Tues., April 28, 3 p.m. "Some Generalizations of the Calabi-Yau Theorem," a Complex Geometry seminar with Slawomir Kolodziej, Jagiellonian University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 28, 3:45 p.m. "ATM and Cernunnos/XLF in DNA Repair, Lymphocyte De-velopment and Tumorigenesis," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Shan Zha, Harvard University. W3030 SPH. EB

Tues., April 28, 4:30 p.m. "Exceptional del Pezzo Surfaces," an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Ivan Cheltsov, Edinburgh University School of Mathematics. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW

Tues., April 28, 4:30 p.m. "On Representing Acoustics of Speech for Speech Processing," a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Bishnu Atal, University of Washington. B17 CSEB. HW

Wed., April 29, 12:15 p.m. "The Role of Cognition in Health Behaviors Among Injection and Non-Injection Drug Users," a Mental Health seminar with Geoff Severtson, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., April 29, 12:30 p.m. "Brownfields and Land Revitalization: Opportunities to Expand Sustainable Development and Improve Public Health," a Center for a Livable Future seminar with Ann Carroll, Environmental Protection Agency. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization (EHSSO). W2008 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 30, noon. Randolph K. Bromery Seminar — "Volcanology's Missing Link — or — The Curse of the Island Arc" with Richard Fiske, Smithsonian Institution. Olin Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., April 30, noon. "New Insights Into Borrelia burgdorferi Persistence and Pathogenesis," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Utpal Pal, University of Maryland, College Park. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., April 30, noon. "SUMO2 and SUMO3: New Pieces in the Nuclear Actin Puzzle," a Cell Biology seminar with Wilma Hofmann, University of Buffalo. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., April 30, 1 p.m. "How Do You Feel? TRP Ion Channels as Sensors of Temperature and Pain," a Neuroscience research seminar with Ardem Patapoutian, TSRI. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., April 30, 4 p.m. "Mechanosensing and Cell Shape Control During Cytokinesis," a Biology seminar with Douglas Robinson, SoM. 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs., April 30, 4 p.m. "Conversion and the American Secular Imaginary," a Political and Moral Thought seminar with Matthew Scherer, KSAS. 366 Mergenthaler. HW

The 2009 SIMCA Seminar, with Robert McCann, McGill University. Sponsored by Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Mathematics. 110 Maryland. HW

Thurs., April 30, 4 p.m. "Extremal Doubly Stochastic Measures and Optimal Transportation."

Fri., May 1, 4 p.m. "Continuity, Curvature and the General Covariance of Optimal Transportation."

Fri., May 1, 1 p.m. "Parasite-Host Interactions, Functional Domains and Transformations: Protozoans Are Anything but Simple," a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Sarah Poynton, SoM. 181 BRB. EB

Mon., May 4, 12:10 p.m. "Surgery and Injury Prevention," a Health Policy and Management seminar with Kent Stevens, JHH; and Kristin Chrouser, JHMI. W2033 SPH. EB

Mon., May 4, 12:10 p.m. "Current Issues and Controversies in Asbestos-Related Diseases," a Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center seminar with Laura Welch, the Center for Construction Research and Training. W4030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 4, 12:15 p.m. "An Unusual Form of RNAi Monitors Ty1 Copy Number in S. cerevisiae," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with David Garfinkel, National Cancer Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 4, 4 p.m. "Probing Structure on Well-Defined Functional States of Ion Channels Using Systematically Engineered Ionizable Residues and Proton-Transfer Events," a Biophysics seminar with Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 4, 4 p.m. David Bodian Seminar — "Reward Processing in Prefrontal Cortex" with Jonathan Wallis, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

Fri., May 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins Women's Network 22nd Annual Spring Luncheon honoring the 2009 Leadership Award recipients, with guest speaker Marga Fripp, president, Empowered Women International. International artists will also be on hand with art for sale. $15; transportation provided from the Bayview, Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. For directions or more information, go to Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. APL

Mon., May 4, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Design Day 2009, presenting the results of research and course work by students. Featured speaker is serial medical device entrepreneur Robert Fischell. Hodson Hall. HW



Mon., May 4, 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. "The Search for Life in the Universe," a Space Telescope Science Institute symposium with various speakers. Continues through Thurs., May 7. For complete information, go to . Muller Building. HW



Thurs., April 30, 12:15 p.m. Performance for HIV/AIDS prevention, by WombWork Productions, a company that uses art, dance and theater to empower families and communities. Sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society and MICA. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., April 30 through Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre presents 'Playing Doctor' by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m. Comedy improv group Buttered Niblets performs. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Fri., May 1, 9 p.m., and Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. Sketch comedy by Throat Culture. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW



Wed., April 29, 5 p.m. Etiquette dinner and seminar, what to do and what not to do during a professional dinner with advice from an etiquette professional. Sponsored by Career Services. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB

Thurs., April 30, 1 p.m. "Introduction to RefWorks," a Bits and Bytes workshop, sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Register at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Blood Drive | Colloquia | Conferences | Fund-Raisers | Grand Rounds | Lectures | Music | Reading | Religion | Seminars | Special Events | Symposia | Theater | Workshops


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