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Volume 41 No. 27


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Recognizing Balto.-based research

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ach year, Johns Hopkins faculty conduct hundreds of research efforts aimed at improving the health and social well-being of Baltimore and its citizens. These projects include studies of hypertension, vioNew award lence prevention, drug enforcement policy, clinical drug for faculty trials, economic growth and the hiswill honor tory of the city’s ‘the best of neighborhoods, just to name a few. A new award, sponthe best’ sored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and the President’s Office, wants to recognize the “best of the best” of these efforts. Nominations are currently being accepted for the inaugural President’s Research Recognition Award, which aims to acknowledge Johns Hopkins faculty who are conducting exceptional research related to urban issues in Baltimore and to further encourage community-based research across the university. A $5,000 top prize will be given to the faculty member who in the opinion of the selection committee best addresses an issue or issues impacting the city. The award can be used at the faculty member’s discretion to advance his or her work. Up to three $2,000 runner-up prizes will also be awarded. Robert Blum, director of the Urban Health Institute, said that he anticipates nominations coming from multiple academic divisions and a range of disciplines. “Great work is being done across the entire university,” he said. “This award is aimed at highlighting research that benefits the health, development and understanding of the city, and there is no shortage of such projects here.” Blum said that the award supports President Ronald J. Daniels’ vision for Continued on page 5


homas Burke considers himself a talk radio devotee. He’s a particularly big fan of NPR’s Car Talk, the popular weekly show in which Tom and Ray Magliozzi (also know as Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers) playfully unravel transmission malfunctions, brake squeaks, air conditioning failures and all manner of auto-related troubles for their devoted audience. Burke, associate dean for public health practice and training at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, lauds the pair’s down-home, tongue-in-cheek style that amuses while it informs. “I think in some ways that the power of listening has been lost, so it was with envy that I became a fan of Click and Clack, where they can take something as mundane as a car with worn-out wheel bearings and turn it into something everybody loves to listen to,” Burke says. “I’m like, this is so great. Why can’t we in public health do the same thing?” He imagined a format where he could discuss topics such as disease outbreaks, water pollution and obesity the same way a sports-radio personality can break down March Madness and Tim Tebow. In June Burke launched what he dubs Continued on page 3


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Thomas Burke, a big fan of talk radio, puts a fresh spin on serious topics

In his monthly ‘Public Health: On the Inside’ podcast series, Thomas Burke aims to entertain while educating listeners and demystifying the field of public health.


Bloomberg funding bolsters effort to fight tobacco B y A ta n a s k a D i n e va

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he Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of five entities that will receive new funding in support of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. On March 22, philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that he will commit an addi-

In Brief

Grad school rankings; individual health insurance mandate; commencement


tional $220 million to fight tobacco use around the world to stem the growing global public health crisis. In total, Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed more than $600 million to fight global tobacco use. The additional funding will support tobacco control efforts in low- and middleincome countries, where 80 percent of the world’s smokers live. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of five partner organizations funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to

Reduce Tobacco Use. Through its Institute for Global Tobacco Control, the Bloomberg School is the academic arm of the initiative, conducting research, evaluation and capacity building to support the passage, implementation and enforcement of tobacco control policies and interventions. “I applaud Mayor Bloomberg’s continued support and commitment to tobacco control,” said Joanna Cohen, director of the


‘A Scientist in Congress’; Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club; Mayor Rawlings-Blake

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‘U.S. News’ releases rankings of Best Graduate Schools


he Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has returned to the No. 2 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s top medical schools, second only to perennial No. 1, Harvard. Johns Hopkins was ranked No. 2 for 13 years—from 1991 to 2004—when it was bumped to No. 3 by Washington University in St. Louis. In 2005, it regained the No. 2 ranking and kept it until 2010, when it was rated third behind Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. In the latest rankings, Hopkins and Penn are tied for No. 2. Taking a new position on the magazine’s list of Best Graduate Schools is the Johns Hopkins School of Education, tied at No. 6 this year, up from No. 18. Engineering remains tied at No. 26, with a No. 1 spot in the specialty rankings for Bioengineering/Biomedical.

JHU expert in bioethics and law to discuss individual mandate


he Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar Series will examine the federal individual health insurance mandate today, March 26, just as the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments on the federal health care law. Leslie Meltzer Henry, associate faculty at the Berman Institute and an assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland, will deliver the seminar talk, “Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate.” Henry is coauthor of “Commerce Games and the Individual Mandate,” to be published in April by the Georgetown Law Journal. Henry will focus in particular on whether the individual mandate, which requires Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a tax, is constitutional. The seminar will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Room W3008 of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and lunch will be provided. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under consideration by the court was the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s domestic legislative agenda, and now may play a crucial role in the 2012 presidential election.

‘Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit’ announced


he Johns Hopkins University NeuroEducation Initiative and Center for Technology in Education will present the Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit on Thursday, May 3. The event, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion, will include panel discussions by leading researchers, including Johns Hopkins neuroscientists Steven Yantis and Martha Bridge Denckla, followed by group discussions. The summit will explore three research

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areas and implications for practice. To be discussed are the influence of multitasking on attention and engagement, including how it affects children with attention deficits; the influence of gaming and other educational technologies on cognition and learning; and the use and implementation of assistive technology as it relates to genetic, metabolic and degenerative brain disorders. The cost, which includes lunch, is $125. For more information, go to education.jhu .edu/neisummit or call 410-516-0640.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to speak at SAIS


hud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel, will speak at SAIS at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Olmert’s talk is titled “Recent Developments in Israel and the Middle East.” The event, hosted by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, will be held in Rome Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP online at www.eventbrite .com/event/3148720909/mcivte.

Faculty asked to register now for Commencement participation


he Office of the Provost is asking all faculty who would like to participate in the universitywide commencement ceremonies on May 24 to complete the necessary online form by April 13. Participants will line up at 8 a.m., and the academic procession to Homewood Field will begin at 8:40 a.m. The ceremony is expected to conclude by noon. Details on lineup location and parking will be sent with your response confirmation email. To RSVP, go to commencement/facultyrsvp.html, where you will also find a link to information for renting academic regalia. For questions concerning the universitywide commencement, call 410-516-7711 or email commencement@

Rising clarinet star to make Baltimore debut at Evergreen


ineteen-year-old rising clarinet star Narek Arutyunian will make his Baltimore debut with pianist Mariko Furukawa at Evergreen Museum & Library on Saturday, March 31, performing music by Poulenc, Francaix, Horovitz, Lovreglio, Denisov and Schoenfield. Armenian-born Arutyunian graduated from the Moscow State University and currently works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School in New York. The concert, to be held in the museum’s 90-seat Bakst Theatre, begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a tea reception with the musicians. Tickets and information are available by going to or by calling 410-516-0341.

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Continued from page 1 phase one of his vision in the form of a monthly podcast show called Public Health: On the Inside The podcast series, which he describes as a blend of Car Talk and the Bravo channel’s Inside the Actors Studio, offers an insider’s look at the world of public health practice, and takes listeners to the frontlines to meet interesting people working in the field. Each episode starts off with an NPR-esque piano intro that segues into Burke’s deep and smooth radio-friendly voice. The show kicked off with an episode called “Disease Detective” in which Burke spoke with Bloomberg School alum Tala Fakhouri, who is currently working with the U.S. Epidemic Intelligence Service. The following month, Burke talked with veterinarian, journalist and Bloomberg School alum Monica Murphy, who has traveled the world to pursue her passion for public health and particular interest in rabies. In Burke’s setup to the discussion, he divulges that he used to be a dogcatcher in a previous life. Murphy, a former student of Burke’s who phoned in for the podcast, talks about the route she took in her career and how she researched her book, Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus, due out later this year. In between educational tidbits, such as the fact that 99 percent of rabies cases worldwide are from dogs, Burke interjects some perspective and humor, such as sharing an anecdote about the raccoon epidemic in his native New Jersey. Burke said that he and his fellow public health officials quipped that the animals, especially the rabid ones, must have swum across the Delaware River from the Pennsylvania side. In the following month’s podcast, Burke injects some levity when Suzanne Condon, associate commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, veers off into jargon territory when discussing the high concentration of microbes that kept beaches closed one summer. “I told her that in New Jersey, we call that poop in the water,” he says. “Just like when I teach, humor is an important ingredient.” In September, Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, recorded a podcast with Burke to discuss public health at the city, state and national levels. Other topics in the series have been alcohol-related public policy, health disparities and the arsenic in fruit juices scare that made headlines and was featured on the Dr. Oz Show. For the arsenic episode, titled “The Poison That Lurks in Juice,” he brought in experts Keeve Nachman and Michael Crupain to talk about the challenges in communicating such controversial findings. Last month’s podcast was recorded in Barcelona with participants in the Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management, where Burke teaches. Burke, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, has

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spent years studying the development of new approaches to environmental health surveillance, and the application of health risk assessment to public policy. He was principal investigator for the Pew Environmental Health Commission that established the framework for a national approach to environmental public health tracking. Before his appointment at Johns Hopkins, he was deputy commissioner of health for New Jersey and director of the Office of Science and Research in the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. Burke said that with the podcasts, he wants listeners to learn about various public health–related issues and careers, and, in general, to demystify the field. “Almost universally, people don’t know about public health until college or graduate school. They hear about doctors and medical school, but they are much more influenced by public health than they realize, whether it’s related to food, water or outbreaks of diseases,” he says. “Working in public health, there are amazingly challenging things, but nestled within these stories are fascinating aspects of human nature, like why it’s so scary to close the beaches and what happens when an entire school population gets diarrhea.” He says that a podcast is the perfect medium for telling these stories. “I’ve listened to the radio since the time I was a kid growing up in Jersey City,” he says. “I remember the great American storyteller Jean Shepherd, who had a show on New York radio. He would just tell stories, and I thought it was wonderful. That’s what I’m trying to do here.” His target audiences are students interested in public health as a field and members of the general public who want to find out more about topics that matter to them. The next Public Health: On the Inside podcast will feature Alfredo Palacio, the former president of Ecuador, who previously served as that nation’s minister of health. In future podcasts, Burke hopes to integrate video, still images and sound effects. He also wants to launch the series on iTunes. The future episodes will be recorded in the school’s new Multimedia Studio, which was completed this month. The facility features four studio spaces that will be used for activities such as Burke’s podcasts, videos and distance learning. Burke says that he also might take his show on the road, recording some installments remotely. He says that he wants the podcasts to remain timely but not lose focus on the people behind the scenes, the public health practitioners he calls “the coolest people on earth.” “I will ask them about their scariest moments, the coolest parts of their job so that the listener can learn what makes these people tick. It takes real courage to do what they do, like go into an outbreak area or a chemical waste site,” he says. “Some are fascinated by the medical side, some by the personal, human side. But no matter how we approach it, this job can be incredibly rewarding when things go right.” G To listen to the podcast series, go to www


James Franco, John Irwin discuss Hart Crane


ctor James Franco attended a screening and discussion of his film The Broken Tower about the life and work of the poet Hart Crane on March 9 at Homewood’s Shriver Hall. The 90-minute film was introduced by the actor and was followed by a panel discussion featuring Franco; John Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities and author of the recently published Hart Crane’s Poetry; and Linda DeLibero, director of the Program in Film and Media Studies. The event was sponsored by The Writing

Seminars, Film and Media Studies and the JHU Press, which published Hart Crane’s Poetry. Shot in black and white, and completed in 2011, The Broken Tower is based on the biography of Crane by Paul Mariani. Franco wrote the screenplay while studying at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and later decided to produce, direct, edit and star in the film. It premiered last year at Boston College, where Mariani teaches, and was shown at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. A theatrical release is planned for sometime in 2012. —Jack Holmes

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CEOs’ political beliefs influence firms’ tax-avoidance strategies B y P at r i c k E r c o l a n o

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he political beliefs of corporate CEOs strongly influence the tax-avoidance strategies of the firms they run, and those firms with Republican chief executive officers show a significantly higher level of tax avoidance than do companies with CEOs of no obvious political preference, according to a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins business professor. Moreover, a company’s tax avoidance tends to increase when the CEO supports the incumbent United States president, particularly when a Republican occupies the Oval Office, researchers Xian Sun of Johns Hopkins University, Bill B. Francis of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Iftekhar Hasan of Fordham University assert in their working paper.

The researchers say that their study, covering data from 1992 to 2007, is among the first to provide empirical evidence that the political beliefs of individuals have a marked effect on their attitudes toward tax avoidance. The existing research literature has shown that individual CEOs play a major role in setting their firms’ tax policies, though no previous study in this area has identified the factors that explain this phenomenon. “It’s an issue of broad economic impact because the savings being realized by these big, asset-heavy companies, while allowed by current tax law, can be viewed as revenue that isn’t realized by the government for public benefit,” said Sun, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. The term “tax avoidance” refers to legal methods of reducing tax payments, in contrast to the illegal methods of tax evasion, Sun emphasizes. “Tax avoidance was most prevalent at M A R C H

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firms run by Republican CEOs, but we saw that firms with Democratic CEOs also sought ways of cutting their taxes, if not quite on the same scale,” she said. “The firms with Republican CEOs used avoidance measures that ranged from aggressive to less aggressive, including measures that involved long-term tax avoidance. At the companies with Democratic CEOs, the avoidance methods generally involved book-to-tax difference and shelter activities. These are aggressive measures but don’t figure in the firm’s overall level of tax avoidance or in its long-term avoidance strategy. For these executives, improving the bottom line, rather than politics, appeared to be their primary motivation for any tax avoidance.” As Sun notes, this conclusion falls in line with traditional findings that Republicans are more hostile to taxation and tax increases than Democrats are. To determine the CEOs’ political sym–


Calendar Continued from page 12 S E M I N AR S Mon., March 26, 11:30 a.m.

“Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged,” a Sociology brown bag seminar with KSAS Dean Katherine Newman and Rourke O’Brien, Princeton University. 526 Mergenthaler. HW Mon., March 26, noon. “Epi­ genomic Regulation of Metabolism,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Mitchell Lazar, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB Mon., March 26, 12:15 p.m.

“Ctenophores: New Insights From an Ancient Lineage,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with William Browne, University of Miami. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW Mon., March 26, 1:30 p.m.

“Toward Bioengineered Control of Cell Fate Post-Transplantation,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Jeffrey Karp, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark. HW ) “Gluing Methods and Self-Shrinker Solitons in Mean Curvature Flow,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Niels Martin Moller, MIT. 302 Krieger. HW

Mon., March 26, 4 p.m.

Tues., March 27, 10:45 a.m.

“Learning to Detect Malicious URLs,” a Computer Science seminar with Justin Ma, University of California, Berkeley. B17 Hackerman. HW Tues., March 27, noon. “Pololike Kinase 1 un-SYPs Homologs During Meiosis I,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Philip Jordon, Jackson Laboratory. W1020 SPH. EB

“Taming Cancer at the Neural Crest,” a Biological Chemistry seminar

Tues., March 27, noon.

with Paul Kulesa, Stowers Institute for Medical Research. 612 Physiology. EB Tues., March 27, noon. “Linguistic Structure Prediction With AD3,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Noah Smith, Carnegie Mellon University. B17 Hackerman. HW Tues., March 27, 12:10 p.m.

“A Comprehensive Approach to Youth Violence Prevention in Baltimore’s Park Heights Neighborhood,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Philip Leaf, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research. 250 Hampton House. EB “Du Bois Singularities and Characteristic p Analogs,” an Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory seminar with Karl Schwede, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger. HW

Tues., March 27, 4:30 p.m.

Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m.

“Protein Interactions and Dynamics by NMR and Computation,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Rafael Bruschweiler, Florida State University. 701 WBSB. EB Wed., March 28, 4 p.m. “The Impact of Age and Pharmacogenetics on Pediatric Drug Metabolism,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Jeff Stevens, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

“False Discovery Rate Under Arbitrary Dependence,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jianqing Fan, Princeton University. W2030 SPH. EB

Wed., March 28, 4 p.m.

The Bromery Seminar—“The Earth System Archive: Travels Through Deep Time” with Chris Scotese, University of Texas, Arlington. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium. Thurs., March 29, noon.


“Iron and Heme Uptake in the Intracellular Pathogen Leishmania amazonensis,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Norma Andrews, University of Maryland. W1020 SPH. EB

“Analyzing the Performance of a Trauma Team Activation Tool Used at an Urban Pediatric Trauma Center,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Rosemary Nabaweesi. 461 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., March 29, noon.

“Biblical Justice,” a Humanities seminar with Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University. 208 Gilman.

Thurs., March 29, noon.

Wed., March 28, 9 a.m.

Wed., March 28, 10 a.m.

HW Wed.,





“Aging, Physical Activity and Well-Being: The Role of Personal Agency,” a Center for Behavior and Health seminar with Ed McAuley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Asthma and Allergy Auditorium. Bayview Wed., March 28, 12:15 p.m.

Mental Health Noon Seminar— “Research Among the Ruins: Dissertations in the Era of Health Care Reform” with Laysha Ostrow, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

“New Tools at the Microscope Facility: Better Specimen Preps and Bridging Light/Electron Microscopy,” a Cell Biology seminar with Scot Kuo, SoM. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

pathies, the researchers combed through a Federal Election Commission database for donations made by CEOs of the 1,500 largest public firms across some 50 industries in the United States. Of the CEOs who made political donations to the two major parties during the 15-year sampling period, about 60 percent gave to Republicans. By and large, the executives made relatively small contributions—an average of 0.03 percent of their annual compensation—to one party or the other, rarely to both. About 200 of the CEOs switched party allegiance during the sampling period, as indicated by their political donations. The firms of those who switched to the GOP subsequently increased their total tax avoidance, while reduced avoidance was seen at firms where the CEOs switched to the non-Republican side (Democratic or no party preference). The full study can be found at papers.ssrn .com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2013248.


nar with Sri Sarma, WSE. 304 Whitehead. HW “Fracture Mechanics at the Nanoscale: An Atomistic J-Integral Based on Estimates of Continuum Fields,” a Mechanical Engineering seminar with Jonathan Zimmerman, Sandia National Laboratories. 210 Hodson. HW Thurs., March 29, 3 p.m.

“Is the Middle of the Job Market Disappearing? The Polarization Hypothesis and Its Implications for Education and Workforce Policy,” a Social Policy seminar with Harry Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. 111 Mergenthaler. HW Thurs., March 29, 4 p.m.






“Molecular Mechanisms of Translational Reprogramming: Lessons From Hungry Yeast,” a Biology seminar with Wendy Gilbert, MIT. 100 Mudd. HW Thurs., March 29, 4:30 p.m.

“Kant, Possibility and the Threat of Spinoza,” a Philosophy seminar with Andrew Chignell, Cornell University. 288 Gilman. HW Fri., March 30, 11 a.m. “Equatorial Planetary Waves, the Tropical Tropopause and Climate Variability,” a CEAFM seminar with Kevin Grise, McGill University, Quebec. 50 Gilman. HW Fri.,





“Structure and Function of Cajal Bodies and Histone Locus Bodies in Drosophila and Xenopus Nuclei,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Zehra Nizami. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW Fri.,





“Fundamental People,” a Philosophy seminar with Kris McDaniel, Syracuse University. 208 Gilman. HW

“Mechanisms Regulating Neuronal Death Following Seizures: Role of Neurotrophins,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Wilma Friedman, Rutgers University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Fri., March 30, 1 p.m. “Homology and Function Uber Alles: Lessons From Platyrrhines and Tarsiers,” a Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution seminar with Alfie Rosenberger, Brooklyn College, CUNY. Suite 2-301, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., March 29, 1:30 p.m.

Mon., April 2, noon.






“Quickest Detection of DrugResistant Seizures Using Network-Based Analysis,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics semi-

“Injury Surveillance at Major League Baseball,” an Occupational and Environmental Health seminar with Chris Marinak, Major

League Baseball. W3008 SPH.


Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. “Nonlinear Bound States on Manifolds,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with Jeremy Marzuola, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Mathematics. 302 Krieger. HW Mon., April 2, 4 p.m. The David

Bodian Seminar—“Subjective Contours” with Ken Nakayama, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Wed., March 28, 6:30 p.m.

“Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style” a discussion by architect and author Hermes Mallea. (See story, p. 7.) First in the three-part The House Beautiful lecture series, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Museums. $20 general admission, $15 for museum members and students. Advance registration recommended; call 410-516-0341 or go to www.brownpapertickets .com/event/219364. Evergreen Museum & Library. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m. The 2012 Foreign Affairs Symposium— The Paradox of Progress: Chasing Advancement Amidst Global Crisis—presents Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (See photo, p. 12.) Mason Hall. HW Sun., April 1, noon to 4 p.m.

“Historic Farm Day,” activities in conjunction with the exhibition Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore, including an outdoor petting farm, presentations by urban beekeepers, stories of early American food preservation techniques by actress and culinary historian Dory Gean Cunningham; also, winter seedstarting workshops at 1 and 3 p.m. and a tour of Homewood’s former farm grounds at 2 p.m. (See story, p. 10.) Indoor activities included with paid museum admission; admission to outdoor petting farm is free. Homewood Museum. HW W OR K S H O P S Tues., March 27, 4:30 p.m.

“RefWorks,” an MSE Library workshop on the online citation manager. Electronic Resource Center, M-Level, MSE Library. HW

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Premieres, live music at Peabody Dance Showcase




Conservatory cello, guitar, early music students to accompany dancers By Richard Selden


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ight Peabody Conservatory cellists will perform Arvo Part’s Fratres at Peabody’s 2012 Choreography Showcase as the accompaniment for one of three premieres by Peabody Dance Artistic Director Carol Bartlett. This year’s inventive showcase, danced by upper-level Peabody Dance students and young guest professionals, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. Four of the six works on the program will be danced to live music. “Bringing musicians into the dance studio puts sound and space in a new context for both players and movers, and the opportunity to connect live in performance brings into play a vital interpretation and heightened empathy for the work being realized,” said Bartlett, who makes use of her extensive experience in collaborative choreography in producing the annual showcase. “Aside from enhancing the quality of the program and the audience’s enjoyment, these opportunities for collaboration are fruitful outgrowths of Peabody’s training classes and have immense value for both musicians and dancers.” Two of the eight cello students, Antoinette Gan and Jason Kim, also will perform preludes for solo cello by Bach, newly choreographed by Peabody Dance faculty member Meredith Rainey and danced by guests Christine Buttorff, formerly of the Nashville Ballet, and Andrea Lasner, who apprenticed with the New Jersey Ballet. The other premiere by Rainey, a former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist, is a work for five dancers set to a Vivaldi sonata, performed by Conservatory

City Continued from page 1 the university’s strengthened relationship with the city. “President Daniels has made focusing on Baltimore a priority for him. Johns Hopkins is of Baltimore, not just in Baltimore,” Blum said. “The president has championed a number of strategic initiatives to strengthen that focus, and this is one more step in that process.” Nominees should have at most 10 years in a faculty appointment, at Johns Hopkins or elsewhere, working on projects that focus on issues impacting Baltimore. In addition to the objective of the research, the nomination must include evidence of impact or

Carol Bartlett

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students on baroque violin, baroque cello and harpsichord. Bartlett has also choreographed tangos by Astor Piazzolla, to be played by a Conservatory guitar quartet. The two other works on the program are a new dance by Bartlett, set to a recording of “Eclosion,” the middle movement of Olivier Bensa’s La Grande Terre, by the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, an ensemble of Peabody alumni; and Raymonda Suite, a classical ballet adaptation and restaging of variations and group dances to the music of Glazunov by Peabody Dance faculty member Laura Dolid. The work set to “Eclosion” is a short tale using props and constructed from improvisation segments related to the themes of emerging and shedding. Raymonda Suite will be performed by eight Peabody dancers and Pennsylvania Ballet’s Amy Holihan and Eric Trope. Believed to be the oldest continuously operating dance-training program in the country, Peabody Dance will celebrate its centennial in 2014. Research under way in Peabody’s extensive archives has already led to the rediscovery of groundbreaking col-

laborations and other important contributions to American dance history. A video highlighting Peabody Dance’s past, present and future will have its first public screening at this year’s Choreography Showcase. The two performances will take place in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. General admission seating is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children under 18 and students with ID. A $50 Showcase Patron ticket includes reserved VIP section seating; a champagne, cheese and dessert reception after the Saturday performance; a 1914–2014 Peabody Dance Centennial tote bag; and invitations to upcoming pre-centennial events. For general admission tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800 or email For patron tickets, and more information about the showcase and centennial, contact the Peabody Dance office at 410-234-4626, email or go to www

potential impact, such as evaluation results, success stories and details of past and future funding support. Nominations are due no later than April 6 and will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of university and community leaders. The awards will be presented at a dinner hosted by President Daniels at Nichols House, his Homewood campus residence, on May 2. Blum said that he doesn’t envy the work of the committee. “This will not be an easy selection process,” he said. “I could go through every department here at Johns Hopkins and find a worthwhile, meaningful project aimed at Baltimore. We’re trying to find the best.” Nominations can be sent to Amy Gawad at G

My name is Mark Hutchinson and am currently a first year graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University studying Chemistry in Dr. Rokita’s group. I plan to participate in the Spartan Death Race which begins June 15, 2012. Before coming to Hopkins, I was a United States Marine. During my time in the Marines, I had the privilege to fight for this country, in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where the riggers of war, sleep deprivation, mental, and physical exhaustion take the largest toll on your body. These experiences make me feel alive, accomplished, and connected to the human condition. I first learned of the Spartan Death Race while looking for “tough mudderlike” challenges and thought this would be a great race to push myself to my physical and mental limits minus the gunfire and IED’S. However there is a chance of death and upon officially entering the contest, I had to sign a waiver simply stating, I may die. I am also running with two of my fellow Marines with whom I’ve had the privilege of serving with in Afghanistan. Therefore , over the next 4 months ,I will train myself as hard as I once did as a Marine to ensure that the anticipated 2% of competitors who are expected to cross the finish line on June 17th, 2012 will consist of me and those I’ve served with, motivated by our credo, we will not leave one behind. Article submitted by: Mark Hutchinson  Email:   For more information and video please  check out: 

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Evergreen’s ‘House Beautiful’ explores nationalism in design B y H e a t h e r E ga n S t a l f o r t

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he House Beautiful—a series of illustrated talks by notable experts and authors in the fields of architecture, artistic design and decorative arts, presented by Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library—returns for a fifth season to the intimate, whimsical setting of the museum’s Leon Bakst–designed private theater, with lectures exploring the uses of nationalism in design. Following each of the lectures, which take place on three Wednesdays, a reception will be held in the museum’s Far East Room gallery, where audience members will have the opportunity to meet with the speaker. The three events are as follows: Hermes Mallea: “Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style,” Wednesday, March 28. For more than 400 years, Havana was the center of Spanish trade in the Western Hemisphere. With the expansion of the sugar industry, independence from Spain and North American investment, Havana became a city of great wealth, great style and great houses. Architect and author Hermes Mallea will

Hermes Mallea’s book on Cuban style.

explore the greatest residences of Havana and the 100 years of creativity, design and style that made the city “the Paris of the Caribbean.” Mallea is an architect and partner in M(Group), a New York design firm. A Cuban-American expert in residential design, he is the author of the recently pub-

lished book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style (The Monacelli Press, November 2011). Mallea will sign copies of his book following the talk. John J. Tackett: “A Devotion to Classicism: The Enduring Popularity in Decorative Arts,” Wednesday, April 25. The classical theme has continued in not only architecture but gardens, furniture, ceramics, textiles and many more elements of residential design. Presenting modern examples informed by a tradition 2,000 years old, architect and interior designer John J. Tackett will discuss why classicism endures as a major source of residential inspiration. Tackett worked for the legendary firm ParishHadley before forming John Tackett Design in 1987. His work has been published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House & Garden, House Beautiful and more than a dozen books on architecture and design. He is author of the award-winning blog The Devoted Classicist. Donald Albrecht: “The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis,” Wednesday, May 16. Throughout American history, no style has proved more enduring than Colonial Revival, which emerged in the late 19th century. Powerfully connecting the present to the past, Colonial

Revival remains popular today, retaining its status as the most distinguishing American style. Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York, will look at Colonial Revival from a national perspective and examine the movement’s impact on New York City, the ultimate modern metropolis. Albrecht has curated exhibitions that have ranged from profiles of design firms and artists to overviews of cultural trends, including last year’s critically acclaimed The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis. Albrecht will sign copies of the exhibition catalog following his talk. The 2012 House Beautiful lecture series is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation. All talks will begin at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 Evergreen members and full-time students with valid ID. Series tickets are $48, $32 Evergreen members and full-time students with valid ID. Seats are limited, and early registration is recommended. Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets at www, by phone at 410-516-0341 or in person at the museum.

APL’s Messenger provides new look at Mercury’s landscape Spacecraft ends primary mission, looks to second year at innermost planet

One year ago, Messenger became the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury. On March 17, it completed its one-year primary mission and began a yearlong extended mission that includes a number of new scientific observation campaigns. This image is the first of Messenger’s extended mission and was acquired March 22 as a high-resolution targeted observation—an image of a small area on Mercury’s surface at a resolution much higher than the 200meter/pixel morphology base map. It is not possible to cover all of Mercury’s surface at this high resolution, but typically several areas of high scientific interest are imaged in this mode each week.

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essenger completed its one-year primary mission on March 17. Since moving into orbit about Mercury a little over one year ago, the spacecraft—built and operated by Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, which also manages the mission for NASA—has captured nearly 100,000 images and returned data that have revealed new information about the planet, including its topography, the structure of its core and areas of permanent shadow at the poles that host the mysterious polar deposits. The latest findings are presented in two papers published online March 21 in Science Express and in 57 papers presented last week at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas. “The first year of Messenger orbital observations has revealed many surprises,” says Messenger principal investigator Sean C. Solomon, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. “From Mercury’s extraordinarily dynamic magnetosphere and exosphere to the unexpectedly volatile-rich composition of its surface and interior, our inner planetary neighbor is now seen to be very different from what we imagined just a few years ago. The number and diversity of new findings being presented to the scientific community in papers and presentations provide a striking measure of how much we have learned to date.” Ranging observations from Messenger’s Mercury Laser Altimeter, or MLA, have provided the first-ever precise topographic model of the planet’s northern hemisphere and characterized slopes and surface roughness over a range of spatial scales. From Messenger’s eccentric, near-polar orbit, the MLA illuminates surface areas as wide as 15 to 100 meters, spaced about 400 meters apart. The spread in elevations is considerably smaller than those of Mars or the moon, notes Messenger co-investigator Maria T. Zuber, author of one of the papers published in Science Express. According to Zuber, of MIT, the most prominent feature is an extensive area of lowlands at high northern latitudes that hosts the volcanic northern

plains. Within this lowland region is a broad topographic rise that formed after the volcanic plains were emplaced. At midlatitudes, the interior of the Caloris impact basin—1,500 kilometers wide—has been modified so that part of the basin floor now stands higher than the rim, Zuber says. “The elevated portion of the floor of Caloris appears to be part of a quasi-linear rise that extends for approximately half the planetary circumference at midlatitudes,” she writes. “Collectively, these features imply that longwavelength changes to Mercury’s topography occurred after the earliest phases of the planet’s geological history.” Scientists also have come up with the first precise model of Mercury’s gravity field, which, when combined with the topographic data and earlier information of the planet’s spin state, shed light on the planet’s internal structure, the thickness of its crust, the size and state of its core, and its tectonic and thermal history. Mercury’s core is huge for the planet’s size, about 85 percent of the planetary radius, even larger than previous estimates. The planet is sufficiently small that at one time many scientists thought the interior should have cooled to the point that the core would be solid. However, subtle dynamical motions measured from Earthbased radar combined with parameters of the gravity field, as well as observations of

the magnetic field that signify an active core dynamo, indicate that Mercury’s core is at least partially liquid. “Messenger’s observations of the gravity field have let us peer inside Mercury and get the first good look at its largest component —the core,” says Case Western Reserve University’s Steven A. Hauck II, co-author of one of the papers published in Science Express. Scientists sought to unravel the mystery of the size and state of Mercury’s core by studying its effect on long-wavelength variations in the planet’s gravity field, and recent results point to an interior structure that is much different from that which was expected. “Mercury’s core may not look like any other terrestrial planetary core,” Hauck says. “The structure certainly is different from that of Earth, which has a metallic, liquid outer core sitting above a solid inner core. Mercury appears to have a solid silicate crust and mantle overlying a solid, iron sulfide outer core layer, a deeper liquid core layer and possibly a solid inner core.” These findings will have implications for how Mercury’s magnetic field is generated and for understanding how the planet evolved thermally, Hauck adds. A chief goal of Messenger’s primary mission was to understand the nature of the radar-bright deposits at Mercury’s poles. The

leading proposal since the deposits were discovered has been that radar-bright material consists dominantly of frozen water ice. “We’ve never had the imagery available before to see the surface where these radarbright features are located,” says Nancy L. Chabot, instrument scientist for the spacecraft’s Mercury Dual Imaging System, or MDIS, at APL. “MDIS images show that all the radar-bright features near Mercury’s south pole are located in areas of permanent shadow, and near Mercury’s north pole such deposits are also seen only in shadowed regions, results consistent with the water-ice hypothesis.” This finding is not definitive proof that those deposits are water ice, says Chabot, who presented her results at LPSC. And some of the radar-bright deposits are located in craters that provide thermally challenging environments to the water-ice theory. For instance, for the radar-bright material in many of the craters to be water ice, a thin layer of insulation would be required to keep it colder than the surface, Chabot says. But the MDIS images, combined with ongoing analysis of data from Messenger’s Neutron Spectrometer and the MLA, will provide a more complete picture of the nature of the deposits. Messenger’s second year at Mercury will build upon these and other results from the primary mission phase, emphasizes Messenger project scientist Ralph L. McNutt Jr., of APL. “The second year of orbital operations will not be a simple continuation of the primary mission,” he says. “Extended mission themes will include more comprehensive measurement of the magnetosphere and exosphere during a period of more active sun, greater focus on observations at low spacecraft altitudes and a greater variety of targeted observations. “Messenger has already fundamentally changed our view of this innermost planet,” he says. “With the extension of the Messenger mission, many more discoveries can be expected.” Messenger (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) is a NASA-sponsored scientific investigation of the planet Mercury and the first space mission designed to orbit the planet closest to the sun. The spacecraft launched on Aug. 3, 2004, and entered orbit about Mercury on March 18, 2011, to begin its primary mission, a yearlong study of its target planet. Messenger’s extended mission began on March 18, 2012.

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Cheers Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent appointments and promotions. Contributions must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone number. BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Bruce Leff , professor and medical direc-

tor of the Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly, has been named chair of the American College of Physicians’ Council of Subspecialty Societies. Leff, also named to the ACP’s board of regents, will work on establishing the ACP as a leading voice for internal medicine practitioners.

BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Thomas A. Glass has been promoted to

professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Alyssa Frazee and Hilar y Parker are this year’s recipients of the Helen Abbey Award, established by friends, faculty, colleagues and former students of Abbey’s in celebration of her long tenure in the Department of Biostatistics. The award honors a Biostatistics student for excellence in teaching. JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE Francis Burch Jr. , chairman of the board

of Johns Hopkins Medicine and global cochairman of DLA Piper, a Baltimore-based international law firm, has received Maryland’s 2012 Governor’s International Leadership Award. Burch was honored for his achievements in the worldwide legal field, as well as his many professional and civic contributions in Maryland and abroad.


of Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre. Patrick, who has led Johns Hopkins subsidiaries and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East for more than a decade, will now focus on developing and implementing a plan that ensures the center’s continued success. He succeeds Alex Chang , CEO and medical director for the past nine years, who now


will serve as executive medical director, focusing his attention on development of the clinical services. KRIEGER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Matthew Porter field , a lecturer in the

Film and Media Studies program and an award-winning filmmaker, was selected as an exhibitor in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, which opened March 1. His film Putty Hill will be screened at the New York museum eight times from May 2 to May 6. Adam Riess , professor of physics and astronomy, was honored by the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates on Feb. 23 for his receipt of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. Resolutions of congratulations were passed by each chamber in his honor. Following their visit to the Legislature, Riess and his wife, Nancy, met with Gov. Martin O’Malley. Courtney Sender , an MFA graduate student in the Writing Seminars, has won a writing contest sponsored by the Book Wish Foundation, a literacy charity. To promote its new anthology, What You Wish For, proceeds from which support library development in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, Africa, the foundation asked readers to write essays about the short stories in the book. Sender’s essay about “Nell,” a story contributed by Newbery medalist Karen Hesse, won her a manuscript critique by the author’s former editor, literary agent Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY Leslie Mancuso , president and CEO of Jhpiego, and Cr ystal Watkins-Johansson , an assistant professor in the School of

Medicine’s Molecular Psychology Program, have been named to The Daily Record’s list of Top 100 Women. The winners were selected by a panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring. Mancuso is a Circle of Excellence inductee, a recognition that she has been named to the list three times. The women will be honored May 7 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. A team of five students in the MBA/MS in Biotechnology degree program offered jointly by the Carey Business School and

Johns Hopkins physicist honored with Simons Fellowship By Lisa De Nike



Johns Hopkins University theoretical physicist has been awarded a Simons Fellowship, which provides the opportunity for a scholar to spend a year away from classroom and administrative duties in order to pursue research interests. Mark Robbins, a professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is among 27 theoretical physicists to receive this highly competitive, honorific fellowship. “I am very excited about the opportunity provided by the Simons Fellowship. Most other funding sources for sabbaticals are tied to a home institution. The Simons Fellowship will give me the flexibility to pursue collaborations with colleagues at a number of institutions as research projects unfold,” said Robbins, who plans to visit the active soft condensed matter groups at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, as well as experts in polymer science at The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, and the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Robbins also will use the fellowship to follow up on partnerships that arise out of a three-month program, which he is co-orga-

nizing, on the “Physical Principles of Multiscale Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in Soft Condensed Matter,” to be held this year at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Professor Robbins is a world leader in theoretical physics, and in the application of high-performance computing techniques to the study and modeling of a wide variety of physical phenomena,” said Daniel Reich, chair of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins. “We are delighted that through the Simons Foundation, Dr. Robbins will have the opportunity to expand his research program by developing and extending his collaborations with other scientists around the world.” During Robbins’ sabbatical, half his salary will be paid by Johns Hopkins and half by the foundation, which also pays up to $25,000 for additional expenses related to the fellowship, including travel. Simons Fellows are chosen based on research accomplishment in the five years of service prior to application and the potential scientific impact of the fellowship. The mission of the private New York City–based Simons Foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. It funds a variety of grants, fellowships and projects. Two Johns Hopkins mathematicians, Christopher Sogge and Joel Spruck, also were awarded Simons Fellowships this year.


the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences received an honorable mention at the third annual Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition held in February at Wake Forest University. Ray Ahmed , David Auerbach , Mario Morken , Matthew Pietras and Julie Poore were the only students in the competition who attend graduate school while working full time. SAIS A . B r a u t i g a m has been appointed full professor, with tenure, in the Department of International Development and Comparative Politics and as director of the International Development Program, effective July 1. Daria Mizza , senior foreign language IT specialist and acting coordinator of the French Program, has been nominated for induction into the Italian-American National Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to the promotion of outstanding contributions by Italians to their community and the country. Mizza will be inducted, along with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, at a ceremony to be held May 5 in Atlantic City, N.J. Frederick Starr , chair of the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute and a research professor, was recognized by Southern Living magazine as a Hero of the New South in recognition of his work to preserve and advance the region’s tradition. Starr was named runner-up in the Architecture category for his two-decade effort to restore the “barely inhabitable” 1826 Lombard Plantation house in New Orleans and turn it into the cornerstone of a neighborhood renaissance. Winner of the category was The American College of Building Arts, which was founded in 2004 in Charleston, S.C. Four SAIS communications efforts were honored in the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. Gold awards were given to Summer Programs’ 2011 promotional materials for Best Direct Mail Advertising Campaign by a Graduate School and to This Moment for Best Video Viewbook by a Graduate School. The 2010 issue of SAISPHERE, whose focus was demography, took the Silver award for Best Internal Publication by a Graduate School. And SAIS’ official Facebook page won a Merit honorable mention for Best New Media by a Graduate School.


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Michael R. Sandler , president of the

Education Industry Association and president and CEO of the Education Industry Group, has been appointed as a visiting fellow. Sandler, a lifeline entrepreneur, has built a career in both education and business. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Sandler established several businesses including Marsan Industries, which merged with ITT Corp., and Auto Part Distributors. While a senior fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he studied the relationship between education, business and government. He recently wrote the book Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Lawrence Appel , professor of medicine

and director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, has received the 2012 National Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science, awarded jointly by the American Federation for Medical Research, the Association for Clinical Research Training, the Association for Patient Oriented Research and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science. Lee Randol Barker is to be appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine, effective upon his retirement on July 1. John Bartlett , professor and former chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has received the first Super Hero Award from AIDS Action Baltimore, the oldest HIV service organization in Maryland. The

award, given at the group’s 25th anniversary celebration on March 25, was presented to Bartlett by Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Bartlett is an internationally renowned authority on AIDS and other infectious diseases. Frederick Brancati , professor of medicine and epidemiology and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine. Such a designation is given to select senior faculty to recognize their exemplary service. Brancati is an internationally recognized expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes and related conditions. Gregor y B. Diette has been promoted to professor of medicine. Allen D. Everett has been promoted to professor of pediatrics. Ephraim J. Fuchs has been promoted to professor of oncology. Junjie U. Guo , a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Cell Engineering, and Christopher Shoemaker , a doctoral candidate in molecular biology and genetics, are among 13 North American recipients of the 2012 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which is sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Nominations are solicited internationally, and winners are selected on the basis of the quality, originality and significance of their work. The recipients will participate in a scientific symposium May 4 at the Hutchinson Center in Seattle. Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue has been promoted to professor of pathology, oncology and surgery. David E. Kern is to be promoted to professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine, effective upon his retirement from the full-time faculty on June 30. L a n d o n K i n g , the David Marine Professor of Medicine and vice dean for research for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been appointed to the Maryland Economic Development Commission by Gov. Martin O’Malley. MEDC is tasked with establishing policies to create a competitive economic climate for business growth to compete more vigorously in the global marketplace. Pamela Lipsett , professor of surgery, has received the 2012 Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. The award is bestowed on a female physician who has made exceptional contributions to medical science, especially in women’s health. Lipsett is the immediate past president of the 15,000-member Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Surgical Infection Society. She is the author of more than 150 articles and chapters in the medical literature. Elizabeth Good Mazhari , director of Technology Transfer, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the ninemember authority that will oversee the start of InvestMaryland, an initiative to funnel millions of state dollars to start-ups. Atul Nakhasi , a second-year medical student, has received an American Medical Association Foundation 2012 Leadership Award. Nakhasi was among 30 medical students recognized for outstanding nonclinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education. Nakhasi’s accomplishments include work for Washington, D.C., organizations analyzing the potential impact of the new health care reform law and co-founding an innovative social health network that was praised by former President Bill Clinton as a key idea for battling obesity and improving health nationwide Frances J. Northington has been promoted to professor of pediatrics. Richard E. Rothman has been promoted to professor of emergency medicine. Wa y n e P. S i l v e r m a n has been appointed and simultaneously promoted to professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Mark S. Sulkowski has been promoted to professor of medicine. Continued on page 9

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Cheers Continued from page 8 Patrick Walsh , Distinguished Service Professor of Urology and former director of the Brady Urological Institute, has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Francis Amory Prize. Awarded since 1940, the Amory Prize recognizes major advances in reproductive biology and medical care. Walsh is renowned for developing and refining a unique, nerve-sparing surgery for prostate cancer and assisting urologists worldwide to master its techniques. Levi Watkins Jr. , associate dean for postdoctoral affairs and professor of cardiac surgery, has received the inaugural WatkinsSaunders Award from the Baltimore chapter of the American Heart Association. The award, named for Watkins and the award’s co-recipient, Elijah Saunders, of the University of Maryland, honors Watkins’ and Saunders’ pioneering excellence in cardiovascular care. Watkins, who was Johns Hopkins’ first African-American chief resident in cardiac surgery, performed the world’s first implantation of an automatic defibrillator in a human. Watkins also recently received a Trumpet Award for medicine, bestowed by the Atlanta-based Trumpet Foundation. The award recognizes the achievements

Milestones The following staff members are retiring or celebrating an anniversary with the university in March 2012. The information is compiled by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 443-997-7000. ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS

Retiree Fell , Charlotte, 12 years of service, Johns Hopkins University Press 25 years of service Ma ss e y , Sheila, Center for Talented Youth 15 years of service Bo ssemey e r , Debora, Jhpiego C urti s , Valerie, Center for Talented

Youth Din gle , Teresa, Center for Talented Youth 10 years of service Da vis , Valerie, Johns Hopkins University Press

5 years of service C ro n in , John, Johns Hopkins University Press Gumm inger , Julia, Center for Talented Youth K a ra kos , Damianos, Bioethics Institute La mp ort e , Richard, Jhpiego P o we ll , Michael, Center for Talented Youth

of Americans in various fields who have inspired success in others. SCHOOL OF NURSING Mar yann F. Fralic , a professor in Health

Systems and Outcomes, and director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, has been named the recipient of the American Organization of Nurse Executives 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her long-term efforts to shape the future of the nursing profession and cultivate nursing leadership. The award honors a member who is recognized by the nursing community as a significant leader in the profession and has served the organization in an important leadership capacity, demonstrating by his or her professional and personal example the qualities of leadership and service to the nursing profession. Fralic, who holds joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School, received the award March 22 at the AONE 45th Annual Meeting and Exposition, held in Boston.


20 years of service Ra ynor , Jocelyn, Environmental Health


15 years of service Jo n es , Edith, Health Policy and Management Lo ve , Roeina, Health, Behavior and Society Sma ll , Sheila, Epidemiology

WHITING SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Margarita Herrera-Alonso , assistant

research data management and the Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, has been named recipient of the 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology. The award, co-sponsored by OCLC and the Library & Information Technology Association, a

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Aris Melissaratos , senior adviser to the

10 years of service

Sa u er , Kwang, Institute for Cell

Evans , Sara, Emergency Medicine

SHERIDAN LIBRARIES/JHU MUSEUMS Sayeed Choudhur y , associate dean for

Mi ha l i c , Jana, Environmental Health

Sciences Whong , Paul, Master of Public Health Program 5 years of service B i l l y , Trudy, Center for American Indian


F u l w ood , Kristin, Information Systems Ma yo , Deaunta, Graduate Education and


Va n D yk , Fred, Disease Prevention and



10 years of service P a c e , John, Undergraduate Admissions S c hnu rr , Kathryn, Campus Ministry Office KRIEGER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Retiree S p ol tore , Joan, 16 years of service,

Office of the Dean

25 years of service Va nR e nss el a er , James, IV,



30 years of service Mc Le a n , Ursula, Library 10 years of service H i l l , Charles, Security 5 years of service You ng , Donna, The Preparatory

5 years of service H a l l , Matthew, Center for Technology in Education

Nelson , Karen, 28 years of service,

Environmental Health Sciences

president for enterprise development, was named Person of the Year by Corridor Inc., a business and political newsmagazine focusing on the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Melissaratos was selected by reader votes from 21 nominees. He received the award Feb. 16 at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve at a ceremony attended by nearly 300 business leaders and lawmakers.

professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received an NSF CAREER Award, which recognizes the highest levels of excellence and promise in early-career scholars and teachers. HerreraAlonso’s CAREER funding will support her goal of better understanding the structure and property relationships of new polymers inspired by nature. Her research will enable these building blocks to be used in the context of other bio-inspired materials applications, such as drug carrier design. Megan Howie has been appointed associate dean for development and alumni relations, following a national search. Howie, who has been serving as interim associate dean, joined Johns Hopkins in 2001 as development program coordinator and later was named assistant director, senior associate director and director for development. Andre Levchenko has been promoted to professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


division of the American Library Association, is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data are manipulated and managed. He will receive the award June 24 at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Winston Tabb , Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, has been awarded the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights. The announcement noted Tabb’s “decades-long support for balanced copyright law, advancement of library and user copyright exceptions worldwide and commitment to an international copyright law to support the information needs of people with print disabilities.” The Patterson Copyright Award recognizes contributions of an individual or group that pursues and supports the constitutional purpose of the U.S. Copyright Law, fair use and the public domain. The award, sponsored by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and its Copyright Advisory Committee, will be presented to Tabb in June at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.



Retiree Ma rti n , Christine, 34 years of service,


30 years of service D a ni e l , Arlene, Center for Functional

Anatomy and Evolution

R e ye s , Jean, Radiology

25 years of service Cop se y , Claudia, Otolaryngology

Engineering Sh u f o r d , Tracy, Dermatology 20 years of service G r een , Linda, Neurology L a n g s d a l e , Linda, Oncology

Ewal ei foh , Osefame, Neurology Fi s her , Zachary, Neurology Goi ns , Dana, Institute of Genetic


Gr ep p s , Danielle, Fund for Johns

Hopkins Medicine

15 years of service G r a n a t a , Laurie, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Her s h b er g er , Elizabeth, Clinical Practice Association L a n ca s t er , Beverly, Human Resources So n d er m a n , Sarah, Neurology St u m p f , Anne, Institute of Genetic Medicine Ta y l o r , Charles, Clinical Practice Association Z i t o , Denise, Surgery

H ur l ey , William, Otolaryngology

10 years of service A r n o l d , Cassandra, Institute of Genetic Medicine C l a r e , Cheryl, Psychiatry C o x , Sabrinia, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Da m a r e , Suzanne, Human Subjects Research Ja eg er , Susan, Neurology Kr a ch , Patricia, Ophthalmology Kr o u s e , Victoria, Psychiatry L ee , Steve, Health, Safety and Environment M el t o n , Angela, Neurosurgery M u r r a y , Maureen, Facilities N ew t o n , Nicole, Welch Medical Library R i ce , Susan, Neurology Sh u f o r d , Darryl, Facilities T h o r n e , Jennifer, Neurology To o n A l ex a n d er , Lisa, Ophthalmology Wa t s o n , Evangeline, Oncology Wi l l i a m s , Mona, Gastroenterology Wu , Xinqun, Infectious Diseases


5 years of service B er n a r d , Segun, Radiology B r o w n , Holly K., Occupational Health C a r r ey - B ea ver , Nancy, Gastroenterology C o n s i d i n e , Michael, Oncology Dea n , Alfreda, Health, Safety and Environment Do b b y n , Lisa, Oncology Do er i n g , Andrea, Technology Transfer

Jones , Vernell, HEBCAC Kat z , Gail, Ophthalmology P ar ker , Richard, Facilities P ear s on , Stevie, Facilities P l ot t , Michele, Surgery Shane , Alison, Pathology Soi s t m an , Kim, Ophthalmology Ti r abas s i , Amy, Otolaryngology Wal s h , Eleanor, Cardiology Wol fe , Lindsey, Neurosurgery

Retiree St ewar t , Dennis, 15 years of service,


35 years of service Ing al l s - Jones , Marguerite,

Development and Alumni Relations

M i l an , Gil, Facilities

25 years of service Cl anc y , Mary, Enterprise Applications 20 years of service Ad am s , Wanda, Controller 15 years of service N at han , Linda, Treasurer St . Our s , Gerard, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel 10 years of service Thom as , Maxine, Facilities Z hou , Yimin, Controller 5 years of service H al l , Denise, Human Resources Jenni ng s , Lorraine, Enterprise


Kam au , Annette, Human Resources


5 years of service Kel l ey , Kristen, Center for Leadership Education

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Homewood Office of Human Resources Wyman Park Building, Suite W600 410-516-7196 The Center for Talented Youth needs experienced instructors for online courses designed for gifted and talented students in grades 3 to 12. CTY’s Distance Education Programs are especially active during the summer months, when the need for teachers in several subject areas is the greatest. Instructors work from home. For more information and to apply, go to 50891 50892 50893 50894 50895 50896 50897 50898 50899 50900 49976



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Group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and their families and friends is available when the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays in an evening game at Camden Yards on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are $13. Everyone who purchases a ticket by April 10 will be entered in a drawing to receive the Heavy Hitter Award, an opportunity to accept a special

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ohns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum comes alive from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, with Historic Farm Day. The half-day of interactive activities and demonstrations is presented in conjunction with the museum’s current focus exhibition, Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore, on view through April 29. Historic Farm Day celebrates the early agricultural history of Baltimore and the original Homewood farm, which was built

Office of Human Resources 98 N. Broadway, Suite 300 410-955-2990

gift from the Orioles on the field during game night. To purchase tickets, send a check or money order payable to JHU Orioles to JHU Orioles, Office of Work, Life and Engagement, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 E. 33rd St., Suite C100, Baltimore, MD 21218. Include your name, Johns Hopkins affiliation, daytime phone number, mailing address, address where you would like tickets sent and email address. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. For more information, go to www or call 443-997-7000.

Historic Farm Day to revisit roots of Homewood Museum Johns Hopkins University Museums

School of Medicine


both inside and outside the historic house, related to urban farming and gardening. All About Sheep and Chickens, featuring heritage breeds and wool-spinning demos by Blackberry Fields Farm; All About Honeybees, with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Sommer Scholars Apiary Club; and living history discussions by actress and culinary historian Dory Gean Cunningham will run from noon to 4 p.m. Pony rides and a petting farm with ducks, chickens, sheep and rabbits will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. At 1 and 3 p.m., attendees can plant seeds for heirloom lettuce, peas and calendula flowers at a seed-starting workshop.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking experienced applicants for a Research Service Manager position. The successful applicant will perform high-level financial analysis while reporting and managing financial activity involving sponsored projects consisting of federal, state and private grants and contracts making up revenue in excess of $22 million; be responsible for the oversight of financial and administrative staff functions of the department, including sponsored fiscal budget management; and directly supervise staff within the office. This person also will oversee payroll coordination and financial work of support staff involved with SAP transactions, and will be responsible for the management of human resources requirements for all university employees hired on sponsored funds and for CEPAR and the Division of Special Operations. For a detailed job description and to apply, go to Research Service Manager COURTESY JHU MUSEUMS


Schools of Public Health and Nursing Office of Human Resources 2021 E. Monument St. 410-955-3006 The Bloomberg School of Public Health is offering opportunities for individuals who are seeking positions in the field of research and who possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills. For detailed job descriptions and to apply, go to 51120 51690 51581

Senior Biostatistician Research Technologist Research Assistant

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

Woodcliffe Manor Apartments



in 1801 as a summer estate and working farm for Charles Carroll Jr., whose father was a Maryland signer of the Declaration of Independence. The rolling 130-acre property—today the main campus of Johns Hopkins University— once included grain fields, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and numerous outbuildings, including a farmhouse, ice house, dairy, smoke house and dairy-cattle barn. Today, only the latter survives; known as the Merrick Barn, it is home to the Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts and Studies. Visitors to Farm Day are invited to enjoy a variety of hands-on educational activities,

Urban chicken farmer Amy Langreher will discuss her experience raising chickens in Baltimore at 1 p.m., and at 2 p.m. attendees can take a guided tour of the former farm grounds. Visitors also are encouraged to explore the museum’s 10 period-decorated rooms, browse the museum shop and visit the Federal Foodies exhibition. Indoor activities, pony rides and light refreshments are included with paid museum admission. Outdoor activities, excluding pony rides, are free. For more information, go to, call 410-516-5589 or email


what we strive to do as a school, and this financial support will help to further our research and work in tobacco control and prevention.” Tobacco use is the leading global cause of preventable death, killing almost 6 million people annually. The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is focused on reducing the public health impact of tobacco use globally, by implementing proven tobacco control policies in low- and middle-income countries, where 80 percent of tobaccorelated deaths occur. In its first five years, the initiative’s partners have supported governments and civil society groups by fostering the implementation of smoke-free legislation and other effective tobacco control policies. G


• Large airy rooms • Hardwood Floors • Private balcony or terrace • Beautiful garden setting • Private parking available • University Parkway at West 39th St. 2 & 3 bedroom apartments located in a private park setting. Adjacent to Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus and minutes from downtown Baltimore.


Homewood’s carriage house, now the Merrick Barn, in 1890.

105 West 39th St. • Baltimore, MD 21210 Managed by The Broadview at Roland Park

Continued from page 1 Institute for Global Tobacco Control. “The Bloomberg Initiative has been an essential stimulus for fostering the implementation of effective tobacco control interventions, and these new resources will support important work that will save millions of lives in the coming years.” Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School, said, “Mike Bloomberg continues to demonstrate his commitment to tackling the world’s most pressing public health issues. Improving health and saving lives are

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Baltimore County, 3BR EOG TH in quiet neighborhood, CAC, partly fin’d bsmt, W/D, lg fenced yd, side deck, patio, rear prkng pad, conv access to 95/695, JHMI and downtown, avail June 1. $1,200/mo. 410236-3596 or


’02 Honda Accord LX, automatic, silver, 4-dr, power everything, keyless entry, sec sys, 2nd owner, 114K mi.

tion, transplanting, bed prep, installation, sm tree and shrub shaping, licensed. Terry, 410-652-3446.

’05 Lexus RX330, silver, luxury pkg, 5-disc CD player, in excel cond, 101K mi (highway). $19,400/best offer. 410-227-9049 or

Editing of biomedical journal articles offered by PhD biomedical scientist and certified editor in the life sciences. 443-600-2264 or

3811 Kimble Rd, 3BR RH in historic neighborhood, 1 mi to Homewood campus. $1,100/mo. 443-625-8325.

’04 Landrover Discovery SE7, silver w/black leather interior, in great condition, 109K mi, transferable extended warranty. $9,500. 410-446-1252.


’02 Toyota Celica, automatic, silver, in great cond, passed MD inspection, 80K mi. $7,500.

Affordable and professional landscaper/certified horticulturist available to maintain existing gardens, also designing, planting or masonry; free consultations. David, 410683-7373 or

18216546/Linkwood_1BR_summer_ sublease.pdf.

Bayview area, 3BR TH w/fin’d bsmt, W/D, yd w/prkng pad, 3 blks to hospital. $1,100/ mo + utils. 410-661-1435.

Fells Point, 3-story RH in historic district, lg private yd, 4 blks to JHU. 443-750-7750.

Bolton Hill, 2BR, 1BA apt, 1,275 sq ft, incredible kitchen, priv deck, gorgeous shared courtyd, fabulous, must-see. $2,150/ mo. 410-299-6607 or gbaranoski@covad .net.

Gardenville, 3BR, 1.25BA RH in a quiet neighborhood, 15 mins to JHH, new kitchen and BA, CAC, hdwd flrs, fenced, maintenance-free yd w/carport, club bsmt w/ cedar closet. $120,000. 443-610-0236 or

Brewers Hill, 2BR, 2.5BA rehab, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets. $1,850/ mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@ Canton, short-term sublet of fully furn’d 1BR, 1BA house, prkng space incl’d, avail now to mid-June, ideal for visiting fellow/student. $800/mo + utils. jenny61@aol .com.

Harborview, 2BR, 1BA house w/lg fenced yd, new driveway, new Elow windows, views of the city from hilltop retreat. $150,000. Parkville, spacious 3BR, 1.5BA TH, movein ready, breakfast bar, separate dining rm, new roof, HWH, fin’d bsmt w/wet bar, deck, shed, 6 mi to JHH. $164,900. 410-296-2523 or

Canton, 2BR, 2BA RH in the heart of Canton, custom closets, hdwd flrs, W/D, fin’d bsmt, avail mid-June. $2,000/mo. 410908-0463.

3BR, 1.5BA RH, wheelchair-accessible, fin’d bsmt, w/w crpt, deck, move-in ready or turn key. $70,000. 443-374-7163.

Canton, upscale 2BR, 2BA condo on the water, 2-car garage, gym and pool membership. $3,000/mo. 443-615-9750.


Charles Village, lg (1,500 sq ft) 2-3BR apt w/2BAs, new kitchen/BA, laundry, prkng. 410-383-2876 or Deep Creek Lake/Wisp, cozy 2BR cabin w/ full kitchen; call for wkly/wknd rentals. 410638-9417 or (for pics). Mt Vernon, spacious, fully furn’d and equipped 1BR apt avail for sublet April to August, conv location on Charles St w/ great view of Peabody and the Washington Monument,2 blks to shuttle stop. $900/mo. Mt Vernon (1101 St Paul), 1BR, 1BA apt w/20th flr view, 24-hr front desk. Susan, 443-604-7310. Mt Vernon, 2BR, 2BA apt w/new kitchen appliances, W/D, 24-hr front desk, great location, avail June 1. $1,470/mo incl heat and AC. Ocean City (137th St), 3BR, 2BA condo, steps from the beach, lg in-ground pool, 2 off-street prkng spaces, short walk to restaurants and entertainment, call now for prime wks. 410-544-2814. Rehoboth Beach, 3BR TH, 15-min walk to beach, dog-friendly, weekly rentals, JHU discounts for summer 2012. galeeena@ Towson, charming, fully renov’d 3BR, 2BA rancher, beautiful wooded lot backing up to Loch Raven Reservoir, easy access to beltway/95/downtown, 1-yr lease, lawn service incl’d, avail July 1. $2,100/mo + utils. 970-471-2492. Summer sublet: Fully furn’d 1BR, avail June to August.

HICKORY HEIGHTS A lovely hilltop setting on Hickory Avenue in Hampden! 2 BD units from $760

with Balcony - $790 Shown by appointment



German shrunk, black, seven pieces. $1,000/ best offer. 240-319-1234 or 410-396-0616. Ceramic electric insulators, vintage water skis, exterior French doors, full-length Dior silver fox coat, vintage MD maps, music cassette tapes, fitness chair, 21" TV, 35mm cameras, office supplies, Playboy mags; items sold as lot or separately. 443-824-2198 or Electric guitar, 2011 PRS SE custom, triburst color, in mint condition, padded gig bag/tremolo bar/cable incl’d; pics avail. $450. 410-533-4788 or Oil-filled heaters (3), inkjet printer, portable canvas chair, keyboard case, sand beach chairs (2), 100W amplifier. 410-455-5858 or Singer sewing machines (2) in cabinets, in working order, $100/ea; Fender acoustic guitar, $150; corner oak entertainment center, $350/best offer. Chris, 443-326-7717.

Licensed landscaper avail for spring/summer lawn maintenance, mulching, yard cleanup, other services incl’d trash hauling. Taylor Landscaping LLC. 410-812-6090 or Tai chi beginners classes starting April 16 in Charles Village and April 17 nr Towson. 410-296-4944 or www.baltimoretaichi .com. Guilford multi-family yard sale, 8am-2pm, Sat, April 21, at 3406 St Paul (between University Pkwy and 34th St), next to Hopkins Inn; rain date: Sun, April 22. Certified personal and career coach committed to helping young professionals achieve their potential. 410-375-4042 or Pet consultant service offering dog obedience training. 410-710-9191 or www Can your writing use a good editor? Highly experienced copy editor can help, student/ prof’l work welcome, reasonable rates. Michael, 410-802-6111 or maaron1201@ Hauling/junk removal, next-day pick up, free phone estimate, 15% discount all Hopkins. 410-419-3902.

Lg BR in 3BR, 2.5BA restored Federal Hill TH, F wanted to join 2 young prof’l women. $825/mo.

Kimball upright piano w/matching padded bench, in good cond, buyer responsible for moving. $600/best offer. jiangniaid@yahoo .com.

F grad/postdoc wanted to share peaceful, furn’d 3BR, 2BA house, 7-min walk to Ellerslie-JHMI shuttle, short-term OK. $550/ mo incl all utils, WiFi. skbzok@verizon .net.

Olympic pins from Moscow 1980, LA 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, 10 different pins from each Olympics or mix. $20. 443-517-9029 or

“Move Forward Now”: Life coach, practical, compassionate motivation to help you reach your life and career goals. 410-4564747 or

Apex 24" TV, in good condition. $20.

Friday Night Swing Dance Club, open to public, great bands, no partners necessary. 410-663-0010 or

Lg BR and priv BA in 1,650 sq ft condo in private waterfront community, eastside Baltimore County, 15 mins to JHH, plenty of safe prkng.


Fully furn’d, bright and spacious (700 sq ft) BR in 3BR house in Cedonia owned by young F prof’l, modern kitchen w/convection oven, vaulted ceilings, built-in shelving, walk-in closet, landscaped yd, lg deck, free prkng, public transportation to JHU, wireless Internet incl’d. $550/mo + utils. 410-493-2435 or

Medical student, taking a research elective for 3 mos, looking for a rm nr Bayview, $250-$300/mo.

Share 3BR home 10 mins from E Baltimore campus in Belair/Edison community, W/D. $600/mo incl utils, wireless Internet. 443226-6497 or

Tutor available for Spanish classes in exchange for basic level tutoring in Portuguese. 443-823-3477.

Two people wanted for 3BR RH in Federal Hill, each BR has own BA, spacious living rm, stainless steel appls, 2-car garage w/ additional prkng spots, beautiful tree-lined street, quiet,HICKORY family-oriented, nr park and HEIGHTS harbor. $750/mo or $900/mo. kan.leslie@ A lovely hilltop setting on Hickory Avenue in Hampden! 2 BD units from $760

Child care wanted nr Roland Park and JHU, afterschool, activity/school pickup, homework assistance, snack prep, must have dependable, safe vehicle, refs req’d. Mon-Fri afternoons, 3 hrs per day.

Internships avail w/local software startup, experience w/Java, Netbeans, MySQL, send resume. Masterpiece Landscaping, knowledgeable, exp’d individual, provides on-site consulta-

with Balcony - $790

410.764.7776 CARS FOR SALE

Luxury Elevator Building in Charles Village! Spacious 2BD, 2BA, full size W/D. Free off street pkg. All new appliances! $1300 - $1425.00!


Shown by appointment


Tutor available: all subjects/levels; remedial, gifted; help w/college counseling, speech and essay writing, editing, proofreading. 410-337-9877 (after 8pm) or i1__@hotmail .com. Piano lessons w/experienced teacher w/Peabody doctorate, patient instruction. 410662-7951. Attn: Moms, come try a results-driven bootcamp for free. www.bodybackbaltimorecity .com. Raise your income, join my fast-growing Lia Sophia adviser team, $50 per hr average. 410-828-4743 or regional/butterfly-stories. Patient, responsible, compassionate, experienced babysitter available, nonsmoker, comfortable w/pets, has bacherlor’s degree.


Shown by appointment

’98 Honda Accord LX coupe, 2-dr, dk green w/tan cloth interior, power locks/windows, runs extremely well, 138.5K mi. $4,500/best offer. 443-942-0857 or 240-753-4954.

Can move single piece or full house, 30' enclosed box truck, local/long distance, flat rate. John, 443-858-7264.

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• We cannot use Johns Hopkins business phone numbers or e-mail addresses. • Submissions will be condensed at the editor’s discretion. • Deadline is at noon Monday, one week prior to the edition in which the ad is to be run. • Real estate listings may be offered only by a Hopkins-affiliated seller not by Realtors or Agents.

(Boxed ads in this section are paid advertisements.) Classified ads may be faxed to 443-287-9920; e-mailed in the body of a message (no attachments) to; or mailed to Gazette Classifieds, Suite 540, 901 S. Bond St., Baltimore, MD 21231. To purchase a boxed display ad, contact the Gazelle Group at 443-275-2687.

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Mon., March 26, 9 a.m. “Pushing Symbols: How Embodied Minds Can Think Abstract Thoughts,” a Cognitive Science colloquium with David Landy, University of Richmond. 111 Krieger. HW


Wed., March 28, 3:30 p.m.

“Stellar Ejecta: Steady, Eruptive and Explosive Mass-Loss From Stars to Galaxies,” an STScI colloquium with Lynne Hillenbrand, Caltech. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg. HW “Dichterliebe and the Telling of Narrative in Song,” a Peabody Musicology DMA colloquium with Don Randel, Mellon Foundation, and Andrew Weaver, Catholic University. 308C Conservatory Bldg.

Wed., March 28, 5 p.m.


“ ‘Extremely Concerned and Puzzled’: Hereditary Deafness Research at Clarke School for the Deaf,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Marion Schmidt, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library. EB

Thurs., March 29, 3 p.m.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks on the Homewood campus as part of the 2012 Foreign Affairs Symposium addressing ‘The Paradox of Progress.’ See Special Events.

admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for children under 18 and students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

“Marsilio Ficino’s Medicine: Between Tradition and Innovation,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Teodoro Katinis, KSAS. 300 Gilman. HW Mon., April 2, 3 p.m.

DANCE Sat., March 31, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 1, 3 p.m. Peabody

Dance Choreography Showcase, presenting five premieres performed by upper-level Peabody Dance students and guest professionals. (See story, p. 5.) Four of the six works on the program will be danced to live music by Conservatory cello, guitar and early music students. $15 general

.com/event/2921282635/mcivte. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

“Belarus-EU Relations: Short on Carrots, Short on Sticks,” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Matthew Rojansky, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Co-sponsored by the Washington Foundation for European Studies, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and the American Consortium on EU Studies. (Reception follows at 6:15 p.m.) For information, call 202-663-5796 or 806 Rome Bldg. SAIS

“World Wine Trade Group: How a Strategic Industry/Government Trade Negotiation Partnership Has Contributed to Record Exports of U.S. Wine,” a SAIS Development and Alumni Relations panel discussion with Jim Murphy, former U.S. assistant trade representative of agricultural affairs; Robert Koch, the Wine Institute; James Clawson, JBC International; Julia Doherty, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and Robert Kalik, Kalik/Lewin LLC. A “Year of Agriculture” event. A wine tasting will follow the forum at 4:30 p.m. For information or to RSVP, email Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Wed., March 28, 6:30 p.m.


Fri., March 30, 3 p.m.

DISCUSSION/ TALKS Tues., March 27, 5 p.m.

“Prospects for Sino-Latin American Relations in 2012,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Geoff Dyer, Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times. For more information or to RSVP, call 202-663-5734 or Herter Room, Nitze Bldg. SAIS Fri., March 30, 10:30 a.m.

“Pardon Me, But Your Paradoxes Are Showing!” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with author Scott Tyson. Parsons Auditorium. APL Fri., March 30, 2 p.m.

The Dean’s Lecture III—“360 Evaluations: Are We Just Going Around and Around?” by Pamela Lipsett, SoM. Hurd Hall. EB

Mon., March 26, 4 p.m.

Tues., March 27, 4:15 p.m.

“What Life Is Like as a Scientist in Congress,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Bill Foster, physicist, inventor, former Democratic congressman—and current candidate—from Illinois. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW


sions for the Center for Biotechnology Education Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Certificate in Sequencing Analysis graduate programs. RSVP to calendar?contentID=3506.

“The Northern Railway: Travel, Temporality and Tamil Aspirations in Northern Sri Lanka,” an Anthropology colloquium with Sharika Thiranagama, The New School. 404 Macaulay. HW

Wed., March 28, noon.

various speakers. A live webcast of the event is accessible at www Sponsored by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and the America-Bosnia Foundation. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Thurs., March 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online information ses-

Tues., March 27, 4 p.m.

“Isomerization and Relaxation in Gases, Liquids and Solids,” a Chemistry colloquium with Fleming Crim, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 233 Remsen. HW


“Technology, Community and Public Interest Research: Open Sourcing the Global Integrity Report,” a SAIS International Development Program panel discussion with Ellen Miller, Sunlight Foundation; Nathaniel Heller, Global Integrity; Mikel Maron of OpenStreetMap and GroundTruth Initiative; Francesca Recanatini, World Bank Group; Alejandra Palacios, Mexican Institute for Competitiveness; and Alex Howard (moderator), O’Reilly Media. Co-sponsored by Global Integrity. For more information or to RSVP, go to hazel.feigenblatt@ Rome Auditorium. SAIS Fri.,




“An Afternoon in Africa” a School of Public Health “Triple A” talk where students and faculty share experiences and public health perspectives on work and life on the African continent. Part of Global Health Week. Co-sponsored by Africa Public Health Network and the Center for Global Health. W2030 SPH. EB April



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Screening of the documentary Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure. Part of World Water Week 2012. Sponsored by the Global Water Program and the School of Public Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Wed., March 28, noon.

Screening of the documentary Life Before Death, which explores the issues of palliative care and lack of access to essential pain medicines. Sponsored by the School of Nursing as part of Global Health Week. 140 Pinkard Bldg. EB

Mon., April 2, 4 p.m.


“Championing Women Globally,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Melanne Verveer, U.S. ambassador at large for global women’s issues. For information or to RSVP, go to www.eventbrite

F ORU M S Mon., March 26, 7 to 9 p.m.; Tues., March 27, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wed., March 28, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Southeast

European Economic Forum, with

“Yehuda Amichai—The Poetics and Politics of Translation,” a Humanities Center lecture by Chana Kronfeld, University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies. 208 Gilman. HW

Tues., March 27, noon.

Tues., March 27, 3 p.m. The Earnest and Agnes Gloyna Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering—“Innovative Cost-Effective Control Device for Wastewater VOC Emissions” by Carl Adams Jr., Environ International Corporation. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames. HW Tues., March 27, 4 p.m. “Thinking About Contracts: The Merchant of Venice,” a Humanities Center lecture by Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University. 208 Gilman. HW Wed., March 28, 11 a.m. “Aging, Physical Activity and Well-Being: The Role of Personal Agency,” a Center for Behavior and Health lecture by Ed McAuley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Asthma and Allergy Auditorium. Bayview Wed.,





“Communities of Style: The Inscription of Identity and Memory on Iron Age Levantine Metal Bowls, ca. 1000–600 BCE,” a Near Eastern Studies lecture by Marian Feldman, University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by History of Art. 50 Gilman. HW

Xingde Li, SoM. Tilghman Auditoriium, Turner Bldg. EB MUSIC Tues., March 27, 8 p.m. “Percussion Celebration,” chamber music by Thierry De Mey, Peter Klatzow, Alejandro Vinao, Bela Bartok and John Cage. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody Sat., March 31, 3 p.m. Music at Evergreen presents the Baltimore recital debut of 18-year-old clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, with pianist Mariko Furukawa. Sponsored by University Museums. (See In Brief, p. 2.) $20 general admission, $15 for Evergreen members, $10 for full-time students with ID. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Tickets include admission to the museum guided tour and a post-concert tea reception with the musicians. Purchase tickets online at www.museums or call 410-516-0341. Evergreen Museum & Library. Sat., March 31, 8:30 and 10 p.m.

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club presents alto saxophonist Russell Kirk and the Path. $35 general admission, $18 for JHU students. Buy tickets online at www or go to set1 or kirk_set2. Johns Hopkins Club. HW Sun., April 1, 3 p.m. The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano, opus 56 (Triple Concerto). SDS Room, Mattin Center. HW

REA D I N G S / B OO K T A L K S Mon., March 26, 12:30 p.m.

Colin Waugh will discuss his new book, Charles Taylor and Liberia: Ambition and Atrocity in Africa’s Lone Star State. Sponsored by the SAIS African Studies Program. For information, call 202-6635676 or email 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS Barnes & Noble book discussions and signings . Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW

Tues., March 27, 7 p.m.

Thurs., March 29, 7 p.m.

On an Irish Island by Robert Kanigel. The Greatest Show Michael Downs.

Thurs., March 29, 5:30 p.m.

“The Future of Catastrophe: On Denouement in Tragedy,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Juliette Cherbuliez, University of Minnesota. 479 Gilman. HW “Virtual Unwrap: The Scrolls From the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum,” a Baltimore Society of the Archaeological Institute of America lecture by W. Brent Seales, University of Kentucky. Co-sponsored by History of Art. 50 Gilman. HW

Fri., March 30, 5 p.m.

M o n . , A p r i l 2 , 3 p . m . “Biophotonics Imaging Platforms Toward Translational Application,” a Biomedical Engineering inaugural professorial lecture by


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