January 24, 2011

Calendar — January 24, 2011


Fri., Jan. 28, 2 p.m. “U.S.S. Cyclops—Lost Without a Trace,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with author Marvin Barrash. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.  APL


Mon., Jan. 24, 12:30 p.m. “Haiti Today, Haiti Tomorrow,” a SAIS International Law and Organizations Program panel discussion with Paulo Lyra, Pan American Health Organization; Tamara Kreinin, United Nations Foundation; Amy Coughenour, deputy director, Pan American Development Foundation; David Meltzer, American Red Cross; Mark Feierstein, USAID; and Andrea Koppel (moderator), American Red Cross and the Henry L. Stimson Center. For information or to RSVP, e-mail tbascia1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5982. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Mon., Jan. 24, 2 p.m. “The North Korean Shelling of Yeonpyong Island: How Can We Prevent a Second Korean War,” a U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Song Young Gil, mayor of Incheon, Korea. To RSVP, e-mail jhill50@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5830. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Tues., Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m. “Iraq’s New Government: What Can It Achieve?” a SAIS Conflict Management Program discussion with Daniel Serwer, SAIS. Event is open to the SAIS community only, and the speaker’s comments are off the record. To RSVP, e-mail itlong@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5745. 812 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. “After the Referendum: The Future of Sudan and South Sudan,” a  SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Andrew Natsios, Georgetown University, and Omar Ismail, the Enough Project. To RSVP, e-mail itolber1@jhu
.edu or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Jan. 27, 12:30 p.m. “Leading Through Civilian Power: The First QDDR (Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review),” a SAIS International Development Program discussion with Anne-Marie Slaughter, U.S. State Department. (See story, p. 3.) To RSVP, e-mail developmentroundtable@jhu.edu or call 201-739-7425. A live webcast of the event will be accessible at www.sais-jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Jan. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. “Innovations That Nourish the Planet: State of the World 2011,” an International Health forum with opening remarks by Roni Neff, SPH; an introduction by Keith West, SPH; and an address by Danielle Nierenberg, Worldwatch Institute. Co-sponsored by the Center for a Livable Future. Reception follows. W1214 SPH.  EB


Mon., Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m. “Male/Female Differences in Susceptibility to Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: Role of Nitric Oxide,” Pathology grand rounds with Charles Steenbergen, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB


Tues., Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders + Legends Lecture—“The Future of Public Broadcasting” by Paula Kerger, CEO and president, PBS. (See story, p. 7.) Business attire required. Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Nobel laureate James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, provides a personal perspective this week on the process of scientific discovery.

Wed., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. “Insights Into How the Process of Scientific Discovery Actually Works: A Personal Account,” a Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences special lecture with James Watson, Nobel Prize–winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. (See photo, this page.) Hopkins ID required. Hurd Hall.  EB

Wed., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. The Harold and Marilyn Menkes Memorial Lecture—“Host Defense in the Lungs” by Clair Doerschuk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Co-sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences and Physiology. E2030 SPH.  EB


Mon., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Computer Music Consort performs a concert of contemporary music dedicated to Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923–2010), founder of the Peabody Electronic Music Studio. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Mon., Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m. Open house and advising session for the Engineering for Professionals degree programs. Kossiakoff Center.  APL


Mon., Jan. 24, noon. “Domain Communication in Enzymatic Assembly Lines: NMR Reveals Transient Interactions in Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthetases,” a Biophysics seminar with Dominique Frueh, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., Jan. 24, noon. “TRAPed—Slowing Down Locomotion of Plasmodium,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jurgen Bosch, SPH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 24, 12:15 p.m. “Computational Analysis of Kinesin Dynein Coordination in Axonal Cargo Transport,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Ge Yang, Carnegie Mellon University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Jan. 24, 12:15 p.m. “Clinical and Ethical Issues Raised by Advanced Dementia,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics noon seminar with Peter Rabins, SoM. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m. “Somatic and Stem Cell Engineering Therapies for Excitable Tissue Repair,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Nenad Bursac, Duke University. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Tracking the Flow of Information Through the Hippocampal Formation in the Rat” with Josh Neunuebel, KSAS. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Jan. 25, noon. “Neurodevelopmental Genomic Strategies in the Study of Schizophrenia,” a Psychiatry seminar with Raquel Gur, University of Pennsylvania. 1-191 Meyer.  EB

Tues., Jan. 25, noon. “Oncogenic TGF-β Signaling in Breast Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with William Schiemann, Case Western Reserve University. WBSB Auditorium.  EB

Tues., Jan. 25, 12:10 p.m. “Outreach and Conflict Mediation to Reduce Youth Violence: Lessons From Baltimore’s Safe Streets Program,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Jennifer Mendel Whitehill, 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

Tues., Jan. 25, 12:15 p.m. “Predictors and Prediction Modeling of Loss to Follow-up, Immuno-Virologic Outcomes and Sub-Optimal Drug Adherence Among Adults Receiving HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Chuka Anude. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Jan. 26, noon. “A Role for Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase-1 in the Metabolic Syndrome,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with James Ntambi, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Wed., Jan. 26, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Genetic Bases for Addiction: Current Status” with George Uhl, NIDA. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B  Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Jan. 26, 3 p.m. “The New Public Service Health Policy: Serving Rather Than Steering—Evaluation of Community Safety Promotion, Safety Awareness and Behavior Change in Taipei, Taiwan,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Yu-Pin Yan. 461 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Jan. 26, 3 p.m. “Understanding the C. elegans Genome: modENCODE, Movies and Mutants,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Robert Waterston, University of Washington. Mountcastle Auditorium.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 27, noon. “Systems Biology Approaches for Accelerating Vaccine and Drug Target Discovery in Trypanosoma cruzi,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Igor Almeida, University of Texas, El Paso. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 27, noon. “Quantitative Molecular Profiling of Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cancer With Quantum Dots,” a Cell Biology seminar with Peter Searson, WSE. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 27, 1 p.m. “Responding and Adjusting to Stress: A Synaptic Perspective,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Jaideep Bains, University of Calgary. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 27, 4 p.m. “Chromosomal Abnormalities Underlying Childhood Neurological Disorders,” a Biology seminar with Jonathan Pevsner, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, noon. “The Role of Growth Factor Signaling and Aging Pathways in Neurodegenerative Diseases,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Robert Kalb, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. “Telomeres and Age-Related Disease,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Mary Armanios, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Empire Without Colonies,” a History seminar with Ed Gray, Florida State University. 308 Gilman.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning” with Matthew Botvinick, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Characteristic Points on the Blow-up Surface for Semilinear Wave Equation in Dimension One,”  an Analysis/PDE seminar with Frank Merle, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. Sponsored by Mathematics. 304 Krieger.  HW


The Center for Educational Resources sponsors a series of workshops 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. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, and Mon., Jan. 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”