August 1, 2011

Calendar — August 1, 2011


Monday, Aug. 1, 12:15 p.m. Health Leads HIV information session for faculty, staff and students, sponsored by SOURCE. MPH students encouraged to attend. W2015 SPH. EB

Thursday, Aug. 11, 12:15 p.m. Connection Community Consultants information session for students, sponsored by SOURCE. Small teams of students from the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health work on short-term projects that have been identified as needs by SOURCE’s partnering community-based organizations. W2015 SPH. EB

Monday, Aug. 15, 12:15 p.m. International Rescue Committee information session, sponsored by SOURCE. MPH students encouraged to attend. W2008 SPH.


Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m. “Post-Market Surveillance, QSR, Device Recalls, CAPA: Post-Market Issues,” part of the FDA Lecture Series on regulation of medical devices, with Brad Quinn, FDA. Sponsored by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Johns Hopkins community only. West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB


Friday, Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Poster presentations by undergraduate summer interns in Basic Science, Public Health and Pulmonary Medicine, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Affairs. Turner Concourse. EB


Tuesday, Aug. 2, 12:15 p.m. “Changes in ICDDR,B to Face New Challenges,” with Alejandro Cravioto, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sponsored by International Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Friday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. “Exploring Biologically Plausible Statistical Evidence for Epistasis in Bipolar Disorder,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Judy. 845 Hampton House, SPH. EB

Monday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. “Evaluation of Expanded Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Colleen Hanrahan. W2033 SPH. EB

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. “Identification and Characterization of Multimeric Protein Structures from the Social Bacterium Myxococcus xanthus,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Colleen McHugh. W2030, SPH. EB


Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m. A NASA public briefing with Commander Mark Kelly and the crew of STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour, hosted by the Maryland Space Grant Consortium. (See photo, this page.) Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. 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 have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. “Getting Started with Blackboard,” an introduction and overview of Blackboard 9.1’s capabilities covering basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, copy and modify course content.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. “Communication and Collaboration in Blackboard,” instruction in how to manage course discussions; email students, TAs and instructors through Blackboard; create groups for team assignments; and set up a course blog, as well as a review of the other tools, including the system that automatically notifies participants of any changes to the course site.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard,” instruction in how to create and manage online tests and surveys in Blackboard; create assignments that students can submit online; and use the grade center, including how to add items, calculate and weight grades, release grades to students, and download/upload grades.

Monday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Peabody Dance Summer Refresher Intensive, with Carol Bartlett, Peabody Preparatory. Designed for serious intermediate/advanced students to keep in shape, reinforce and expand. Sponsored by the Peabody Preparatory. $535. For information, email or call 410-234-4626/4630. Peabody