August 30, 2010

Calendar — Aug. 30, 2010


Wed., Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m. Tour of MSE Library and Introduction to Research, a guide to locating journals, books and DVDs; generating quick bibliographies; accessing databases and journals from off-campus; and other timesaving strategies. Electronic Resource Center, M-level, MSE Library.  HW


Fri., Sept. 3, noon. “Will Alien Life Resemble Us (and How Could We Possibly Know)? Astrobiology, Evolution and the Amino Acids,” an Astrobiology lecture by Stephen Freeland, University of Hawaii. Sponsored by STScI, the Space Studies Initiative, JHU Biology and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Bahcall Auditorium, STScI.  HW


Tues., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Baltimore author Laura Lippman will read from and sign copies of her latest book, I’d Know You Anywhere. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Tues., Aug. 31, 4:30 p.m. “Heads in the Cloud: Bringing Artificial Intelligence Into the Real World,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Jeffrey Bigham, University of Rochester. B17 CSEB.  HW

Wed., Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m. “The Many Lessons of Avandia: Evidence, Regulation and Clinical Practice,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Harry Marks, SoM. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 2, 2 p.m. “Transduction of Virulence Factors by Alphaviruses in Vertebrate and Invertebrate Models of Infection,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with John Randall Clayton. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 3, 9:30 a.m. “State Policy Change and Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Christina Moylan. W2029 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 3, 2 p.m. “Antiretroviral Therapy Availability and Gender, Stigma and HIV Serostatus Disclosure in Rakai, Uganda,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Sabina Haberlen. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 3, 2 p.m. “Interstrand Cross-links Are Repaired in a Distortion-Dependent Manner,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Michael Smeaton. W1214 SPH.  EB

Tues., Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m. “Lifted Message Passing,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS. B17 CSEB.  HW


Mon., Aug. 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m. SAIS welcoming reception, with Dean Jessica Einhorn. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life. For information and to RSVP, call 202-663-5705 or e-mail lisa.kahn@jhu
.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Aug. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Grand Reopening of Gilman Hall, with remarks by President Ronald J. Daniels and Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; a tour of Gilman Hall and exhibits on the building’s past and present, and seminars by KSAS faculty and the renovation architect.  Gilman Hall.  HW

Fri., Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student Job Fair, with employers from the Homewood and JH medical campuses and representatives from community service organizations. Sponsored by Homewood Student Affairs. For more information, go to the Student Employment Services website at www.jhu
.edu/stujob. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Fri., Sept. 3, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Student Activities Fair, an opportunity to learn about 226 student groups. O’Connor Recreation Center.  HW


The Center for Educational Resources presents a series of information sessions on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to anyone who will be accessing a Blackboard site as an administrator or TA. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Aug. 30, Wed., Sept. 1, Fri., Sept. 3, and Tues., Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Aug. 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Thurs., Sept. 2, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”