January 10, 2011

Calendar — January 10, 2011


Wed., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. “Secrets of the Silk Road,” a SAIS Central Asia-Caucasus Institute discussion with Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania. To RSVP, e-mail saiscaciforums@jhu.edu or call 202-663-7723. Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Washington D.C. Society. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Jan. 13, 2 p.m. “A Lens Into Liberia: Experiences From IRP Gatekeepers,” a SAIS International Reporting Project panel discussion with Teresa Wiltz, TheRoot.com; Sunni Khalid, WYPR Baltimore; Ed Robbins, freelance video journalist; John Schidlovsky (moderator ), director of IRP; and Steve McDonald (moderator), director, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Wilson Center. For information and to RSVP, e-mail leadership@wilsoncenter.org. Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Wilson Center, 6th floor auditorium, Ronald Reagan Bldg., Washington D.C.

Thurs., Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m. Svante Cornell, SAIS, will discuss his book, Azerbaijan Since Independence. To RSVP, e-mail saiscaciforums@jhu.edu or call 202-663-7723. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Mon., Jan. 10, 8:30 a.m. “Toward a Standardized Diagnostic Test for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria,” Pathology grand rounds with Michael Borowitz, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Mon., Jan. 10, 12:15 p.m. The Sheila Hutzler Rives Memorial Lecture in Palliative Care—“What Do Communication Studies Add to Clinical Ethics?” by Anthony Back, University of Washington. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 10, 4 p.m. The Dean’s Lecture II—“Advancing the Science of Health Care Delivery” by Peter Pronovost, SoM. Sponsored by the School of Medicine. Hurd Hall.  EB

Fri., Jan. 14, 2 p.m. The Provost’s Lecture Series—“Big Bang for the Buck: Cosmology From WMAP” by Charles Bennett, KSAS. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Sat., Jan. 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Open house for the Peabody Preparatory’s Adult and Continuing Education program, including information, tour and refreshments. Bank of America Lounge.  Peabody


Mon., Jan. 10, 7 p.m. Author and activist David Swanson will discuss and sign copies of his book, War Is a Lie. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., Jan. 10, noon. “Generating and Correcting Leading- and Lagging-Strand Replication Errors in Yeast,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Thomas Kunkel, NIEHS/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 10, noon. “Modular Polyketide Synthases: Defining a Chemical Synthesis Code,” a Biophysics seminar with Jake Marold. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Mon., Jan. 10, 12:15 p.m. “How It’s Made: Building a Male Brain,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Margaret McCarthy, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Tues., Jan. 11, noon. “Animal Behavior and Plasticity Regulated by TRP Channels,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Craig Montell, SoM. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Tues., Jan. 11, noon. “Control of Neurogenesis in Embryonic and Postnatal Hypothalamus,” a Psychiatry seminar with Seth Blackshaw, SoM. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Wed., Jan. 12, noon. “Inproving Team Performance During Trauma Resuscitation Through Information Technology,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Aleksandra Sarcevic, Rutgers University. 250 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Structure and Mechanism of Assembly Line Enzymes,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Jan. 12, 4 p.m. “Degradation and Inflammatory Pathways in Alzheimer’s Disease,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Li Gan, University of California, San Francisco. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore dinner and seminar—“The Trajectory of Dengue in Southeast Asia,” with Derek Cummings, SPH. There is a charge for dinner. Seating is limited; RSVP by noon today to 443-287-4853 or mksmith@jhsph.edu. Sponsored by Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Eisenhower Room, Johns Hopkins Club.  HW

Thurs., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. “Mitochondrial Metabolism in the Survival and Growth of Tumor Cells,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Ralph DeBerardinis, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development. 612 Physiology.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m. “Dynamic Regulation of Sensory Stereocilia Lengths by Unconventional Myosins and Their Regulatory Cargoes,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Uri Manor, NIH/NIDCD. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Jan. 13, noon. “Synthetic Biology: Refactoring the Nitrogen Gene Cluster of Klebsiella,” a Cell Biology seminar with Christopher Voight, University of California, San Francisco. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 13, noon. “Leptospirosis: From Baltimore to the Amazon,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Joe Vinetz, University of California, San Diego. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 13, 1 p.m. “Synapse Formation and Synaptic Plasticity: Implication in Muscular Dystrophy and Schizophrenia,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Lin Mei, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 13, 4 p.m. “Telomerase Structure Function and Cdc13 Dependent Regulation,” a Biology seminar with Emmanuel Skordalakes, Wistar Institute. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., Jan. 17, 12:15 p.m. “Subcortical Mechanisms of Motivational Behavior,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Okihide Hikosaka, NIH. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Jan. 17, 2 p.m. “Inpatient and Outpatient Health Care Utilization in HIV: Two Studies of Hospitalizations and One Study of Outpatient Testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Stephen Berry. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 18, noon. “Glycomarkers: From the Bench to the Bedside,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Pauline Mary Rudd, Dublin-Oxford Glycobiology Laboratory. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Tues., Jan. 18, noon. “Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Patients With Heart Disease,” a Psychiatry seminar with Kenneth Freedland, Washington University School of Medicine. 1-191 Meyer.  EB


Tues., Jan. 11, noon. Town hall meeting for Johns Hopkins Medicine, with Ed Miller, JHM; Ron Peterson, JHHS, Cynthia Sears, SoM; and Bob Sloan, president and CEO, Sibley Memorial Hospital. (See story, p. 4.) Hurd Hall.  EB Telecasts will be available at the Asthma and Allergy Center, Bayview, at Suburban Hospital and in Room 2100, White Marsh.


Wed., Jan. 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thurs., Jan. 13, 8 a.m. to noon. Critical Evaluation of the Use of Dogs in Biomedical Research and Testing—a Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing workshop with a keynote address titled “Why Dogs Are Different: A Natural History of Dog-Human Relationships,” by James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. $200 general registration, $50 for Hopkins faculty and students, CAAT sponsors and associates, federal agencies and animal welfare organizations. Registration required; go to http://caat.jhsph
.html. Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. Co-sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences.  W1020 SPH.  EB

Welch Medical Library workshops. Lab 2, 2024 Monument St. Bldg.  EB

Wed., Jan. 12

9 a.m. “Pubmed: Search Like a Pro.”

1 p.m. “Basics of Database Searching.”

2:30 p.m. “Google Tools.”

Tues., Jan. 18, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard,” a workshop on the Blackboard 9.1 interface. The training is open to all faculty, staff and students in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who will serve as administrators to a Blackboard course. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW