September 7, 2010

Calendar — September 7, 2010


Wed., Sept. 8, 9 a.m. “Elections Review: Rwanda and Burundi,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Nancy Welch, National Endowment for Democracy. Co-sponsored by Search for Common Ground. For information and to RSVP, e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Sept. 8, 12:15 p.m. “Process and Update: Faculty, Research and Public Health Practice,” a Mental Health departmental self-study panel discussion with George Rebok, SPH; Peter Zandi, SPH; and Pierre Alexandre, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Sept. 8, 5 p.m. “The New Face of Rural Poverty in China,” a SAIS China Studies Program discussion with Alan Piazza, World Bank. To RSVP, e-mail zji@jhu
.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Fri., Sept. 10, noon. “Overcoming the Odds: Learning From the Lives of Youth Affected by HIV,” an International Health discussion with three young people affected by HIV. Co-sponsored by Catholic Relief Services. W1020 SPH.  EB


Mon., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. “Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism—The Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative 2010,” Pathology Grand Rounds with Michael Streiff, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Thurs., Sept. 9, 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


Wed., Sept. 8, noon. “The Second Sex,” a Humanities lecture by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, whose new translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s book by the same name was recently released. Co-sponsored by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program and the Centre Louis Marin. 208 Gilman.  HW


Sun., Sept. 12, 4 p.m. Organ recital by Russian-born virtuoso Daniel Zaretsky. (See story, this page.) $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Benefit concert by Benjamin Verdery, professor of guitar, Yale School of Music. The recital benefits Peabody Preparatory’s guitar department and is part of the 2010 Fret Festival, a daylong celebration of the guitar. (See story, this page.) $20 (admission to festival workshops and the benefit concert is $35 general admission and $30 for Preparatory students and parents). For more information, go to Peabody Prep Towson, 949 Dulaney Valley Rd.


Mon., Sept. 13, 6:25 to 8 p.m. Open house and reception for the Certificate on Aging program. RSVP to 410-516-4842 or Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. 3 Shaffer.  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. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Sat., Sept. 11, 1 p.m. Film director and Baltimore icon John Waters will sign copies of his latest book, Role Models. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Wed. to Fri., Sept. 8 to 10. Rosh Hashana services. For more information, call 410-516-0333 (Conservative and Reform) or 410-243-3700 (Orthodox).  HW

Conservative. Led by Jewish Theological Seminary student Rabbi Ravid Tilles, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, unless otherwise noted. Wed., 7 p.m.; Thurs., 9:15 a.m.; Tashlich, following lunch, meet at Levering; and 7 p.m. (evening service, Smokler Center). Lunches and dinners for students follow all services. Advance registration requested: (Thursday and Friday lunches in Levering, free for students; other meals in the Smokler Center, $17 per dinner for students with advance reservations).

Reform. Led by Rabbi Debbie Pine, sponsored by Hopkins Hillel; evening service only. Wed., 7 p.m., Smokler Center.

Orthodox. Led by Rabbi Zev Gopin, sponsored by Chabad of Central Baltimore and JHU; Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway. Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 9:30 a.m. Dinner follows Wednesday evening services; $10 for students, $25 for community members; reservations required;


Tues., Sept. 7, 3 p.m. “Controlled Cellular Microenvironments,” a Geography and Environmental Engineering seminar with Javier Atencia, National Institute of Standards and Technology. 234 Ames.  HW

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

Wed., Sept. 8, 4 p.m. “Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes,” a Biostatistics seminar with Susan Murphy, University of Michigan. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, noon. “Rise of the Actin Machines,” a Cell Biology seminar with Bruce Goode, Brandeis University. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. “Hippocampal Memory Reactivation,” a Neuroscience seminar with Matthew Wilson, MIT. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. “Genetic Controls of Inflammatory Marker Levels in Families With Early Onset Coronary Artery Disease,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Bhoom Suktitipat. W2017 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 10, 2 p.m. “Evaluation of Respondent-Drive Sampling (RDS) to Recruit Illicit Drug Users in New York City, 2006–2009,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Abby Rudolph. W3030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. “Characterizing Unexpected Inhibitors of HIV-1 Replication,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences thesis defense seminar with Moira McMahon. 303 WBSB.  EB

Mon., Sept. 13, noon. “Molecular Recognition of Chromatin: Crystal Structure of the Chromatin Factor RCC1 in Complex With the Nucleosome Core Particle,” a Biophysics seminar with Song Tan, Penn State University. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Sept. 13, noon. “SUMO-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligases as Molecular Selectors,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Amir Orian, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. W1020 SPH.  EB


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

Tues., Sept. 7, and Thurs., Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 13, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Wed., Sept. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Fri., Sept. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”