August 15, 2011

Calendar — August 15, 2011


Wed., Aug. 17, 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., Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m. “U.S.–Pakistan Relations: Strategic or Transactional?” a SAIS South Asia Studies Program discussion with Riaz Mohammad Khan, former foreign secretary of Pakistan. For information or to RSVP, email 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Aug. 17, 1 p.m. “Kosovo: Can Stability Be Maintained?” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Agim Ceku, security force minister of Kosovo, and Daniel Serwer and Michael Haltzel (moderator), both of SAIS. For information or to RSVP, call 202-663-5880 or email 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., Aug. 17, noon. “Public Health and the Alcohol Tax Campaign: How Marylanders Beat the Alcohol Lobby and Why It Matters,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with David Jernigan and Vincent DeMarco, both School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by the MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center. W1020 SPH.  EB


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


Fri., Aug. 26, 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. TA Orientation, mandatory training event for all new teaching assistants in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Registration, breakfast and plenary session will be held in the Glass Pavilion; break-out workshops and lunch will be held in Hodson Hall.   HW


Tues., Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Baltimore author Laura Lippman will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, The Most Dangerous Thing. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., Aug. 15, 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. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., Aug. 22, 10 a.m. “Couple Relationship Quality and Contraceptive Decision Making in Kumasi, Ghana,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Carie Muntifering. E2527 SPH.  EB

Mon., Aug. 22, 2 p.m. “Prostate Cancer Incidence and Recurrence: How Much Is Due to Bias?” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Paul Dluzniewski. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. “Fertility Decision Making and Incidence of Pregnancy in the Context of Antiretroviral Therapy: Lessons From a Prospective Cohort Study of HIV-Infected Women in South Africa,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Sheree Schwartz. W2017 SPH.  EB

Mon., Aug. 29, 4 p.m. “Lifespan of Quasilinear Wave Equations in Exterior Domains,” an Analysis/PDE seminar with John Helms, University of North Carolina. Sponsored by Mathematics. 300 Krieger.  HW

Mon., Aug. 29, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Learning Intermediate-Level Representations of Form and Motion From Natural Movies” with Bruno Olshausen, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 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 have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Tues., Aug. 16, and Mon., Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Thurs., Aug. 18, and Tues., Aug., 23, 10 a.m. to noon. “Communication and Collaboration in Blackboard.”

Fri., Aug. 19, and Wed., Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”