May 23, 2011

Calendar — May 23, 2011


Wed., May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@ or call 410-614-0913. Hopkins@Eastern.


Tues., May 24, 2 p.m. “Compressive Sensing for Computer Vision,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, College Park. Parsons Auditorium.  APL

Wed., May 25, 3:30 p.m. “Time-Domain Challenges in the Synoptic Survey Era,” an STSci colloquium with Josh Bloom, University of California, Berkeley. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Fri., June 3, 2 p.m. “The Role of NOAA After the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill—One Year Later,” an Applied Physics colloquium with Larry Robinson, NOAA. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Tues., May 24, 12:30 p.m. Discussion of the book Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India with author Miranda Kennedy. Co-sponsored by the International Reporting Project at SAIS, the SAIS South Asia Studies Program and the Asia Society. To RSVP, email or call 202-773-7726. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS

Thurs., June 2, 4:30 p.m. “No Freedom Without Media Freedom,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Karel Schwarzenberg, first deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic; Husain Haqqani, Pakistani ambassador to the United States; Walter Isaacson, president, the Aspen Institute and chair, Broadcasting Board of Governors; Carl Gershman, president, National Endowment for Democracy; and David Kramer, executive director, Freedom House. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. To RSVP, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Mon., May 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Reception for the 2011 Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Student Exhibition, on view through May 26. For more information, go to www.hopkinsmedicine
.org/medart or call 410-955-3409. Turner Concourse.  EB


Mon., May 23, 12:15 p.m. “Novel Localizations and Functions of Heterotrimeric G Proteins: Gβγ Regulates Trans Golgi Network to Plasma Membrane Transport,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Philip Wedegaertner, Thomas Jefferson University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 23, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Speech Emerges and Evolves Through Coupled Oscillations” with Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Tues., May 24, noon. “A Systems Biology Approach to DNA Damage and Signaling: Insights From Pathways to Patients,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Michael Yaffe, MIT. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., May 25, 1:30 p.m. “Ancient Mysteries of the RIO Kinases,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Nicole LaRonde-LeBlanc, University of Maryland, College Park. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., May 25, 4 p.m. “Inflammation and Hormonelike Signaling by Proteinases: An Insulin Receptor Legacy,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Morley Hollenberg, University of Calgary. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Fri., May 27, 10 a.m. “Cadmium Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease in U.S. Populations: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the Strong Heart Study,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Maria Tellez-Plaza. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., May 27, noon. “Regulation of Gene Positioning and Expression by the Nuclear Lamina,” a Cell Biology seminar with Yosef Gruenbaum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Tues., May 31, 10 a.m. “Leydig Cell Stem/Progenitor Cells in Neonatal, Adult and Aged Testes,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Erin Stanley. W1020 SPH.  EB

Tues., May 31, noon. “Function of FIT Proteins in Triglyceride Storage,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with David Silver, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 612 Physiology.  EB

Fri., June 3, 10:30 a.m. “Developing Dose-Response Assessment Methods to Inform Environmental Policy: An Application of Bayesian Hierarchical Models Using Trihalomethanes,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Juleen Lam. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., June 3, 1:30 p.m. “Satellite Remote Sensing and Spatial Epidemiologic Methods for Improving Risk Characterization of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Beth Feingold. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., June 6, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Giving Sight to the Blind: The Argus‘ II Retinal Prosthesis System” with Arup Roy, Second Sight Medical Products Inc. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW


University commencement, convocation and graduation ceremonies. (See story, p. 1.)

Tues., May 24, 10:30 a.m. School of Medicine Convocation; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Tues., May 24, 6 p.m. Carey Business School Graduation Ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Wed., May 25, 4 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health Convocation Ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Wed., May 25, 7 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering Graduate Ceremony; Homewood Field.  HW

Thurs., May 26, 8:40 a.m. Universitywide Commencement; Homewood Field.  HW

Thurs., May 26, 3 p.m. SAIS Graduation; DAR Constitution Hall, Washington.

Thurs., May 26, 3 p.m. School of Nursing Diploma and Award Ceremony; Hippodrome Theatre.

Thurs., May 26, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Conservatory of Music Graduation Ceremony. Soprano Marni Nixon will receive the George Peabody Medal. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., May 26, 7:30 p.m. School of Education Diploma Ceremony; Homewood Field.  HW

Fri., May 27, 10 a.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Master’s Degree Ceremony; Homewood Field.  HW

Wed., May 25, 1 p.m. Commissioning Ceremony for the U.S. Army’s newest second lieutenants. Attire is business for civilians and Army service uniform for military. Sponsored by JHU and ROTC. Shriver Hall. (Individual ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. in the Board Room, Shriver Hall.)  HW

Mon., June 6, 4 p.m. Inaugural Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series presents a MacArthur Fellows dialogue on the topic “Communication: How Creative Minds Engage the Public” with Marin Alsop, conductor, BSO; Lisa Cooper, Peter Pronovost and Adam Riess, JHU; Ruth DeFries, University of Maryland, Columbia; Janine Jagger, University of Virginia; and choreographer Liz Lerman. Strauch Auditorium East, Armstrong Medical Education Bldg.  EB


Mon., May 23, noon to 4 p.m. Leading the Nation in Women Veterans’ Health: The Important Role of Research, a Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group symposium with Laura Herrera, acting deputy chief officer, Veterans Health Administration. RSVP to www E2030 SPH.  EB


Mon., May 23, 9 a.m. “Writing for Publication,” a JHMI Professional Development Office workshop designed to demystify the process of publishing research, with Donna Vogel, SoM. Topics covered include the purpose of a publication, choosing a journal, authorship issues and understanding peer review. To register, complete the form on the right- hand side of the home page at Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB