December 12, 2011

Calendar — December 12, 2011


Wed., Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m. “Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Coalescence,” an STSci colloquium with Tamara Bogdanovic, University of Maryland. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. “New Methods and Results—Old Problem: AraC,” a Biology colloquium with Robert Schleif, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW


Wed., Dec. 14, 2 p.m. “Incomplete Security Sector Reform in Serbia: Lessons for Democratic Transition,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations panel discussion with Jelena Milic, director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Serbia; Daniel Serwer, SAIS; and Vedran Dzihic (moderator), SAIS. Co-sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite
.com/event/2622329458/mcivte. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Screening of the documentary Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, based on the book by SAIS visiting scholar David Satter. Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS and the Hudson Institute. To RSVP, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Fri., Dec. 16, 12:15 p.m. “The Role of Unstructured Information and Bayesian Inference in the Health Care Delivery System,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Alan Stein, Autonomy Inc. W1214 SPH.  EB


Mon., Dec. 12, noon. Information session, via conference call, on the Carey Business School’s “global immersion” course to be offered in the spring. (See In Brief, p. 2). To join the conference call, go to https://connect.johnshopkins
.edu/turkey-global-immersion. The call number is 410-955-4009; the access code is 246800.


Thurs., Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. “Renal Cell Carcinoma/Antiangiogenic Rx,” a Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center visiting professor lecture by Brian Rini, Case Western Reserve University. Owens Auditorium.  EB


Tues., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Chamber Winds performs works by Glass, Schoenberg and others. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. The Preparatory Wind Orchestra and Wind Band perform. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Fri., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Poetry reading by contributors to the Loch Raven Review, including Dan Cuddy, Chris George, Dave Eberhardt, Danuta Kosk-Kosicka and Constantine Pantazonis. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW

Sat., Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local photographer Roger Miller will sign copies of his latest collection, Annapolis—Sailing Capital of Maryland, and other Baltimore- and Maryland-related works. Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., Dec. 12, noon. “Parental Monitoring and Problem Behaviors,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Ines Bustamante. 845 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, noon. “The Thermococcus kodakarensis DNA Replication Machinery,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Zvi Kelman, NIST. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, 12:15 p.m. “Developmental and Regenerative Biology of Cardiac Progenitor Cells,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sean Wu, Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Dec. 12, 12:15 p.m. “Supporting Child Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings: Current Knowledge and Future Directions,” a Mental Health faculty candidate seminar with Wietse Tol, Yale University. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, 1 p.m. “The Cell’s Compass: Chemoattractants Bias Excitable Networks to Direct Cell Migration,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with Peter Devreotes, SoM. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB

Mon., Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m. “Imaging Voltage: From E. coli to Neurons,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Joel Kralj, Harvard University. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Mon., Dec. 12, 2 p.m. “A New and Unexpected Domain-Domain Interaction in the AraC Protein,” a Biology thesis defense seminar with Stephanie Cole. 100 Mudd.  HW

Mon., Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m. “Combining Clinical Observation With Public Health Training to Design a Health Disparity Intervention: The CAPABLE Project,” a Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions seminar with Sarah Szanton, SoN. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m. “Toward a Revised Case Classification for Dengue Virus Infections—Evidence From a Multicenter Study,” an International Health seminar with Thomas Jaenisch, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 14, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“What’s Anthropology Have to Contribute to Interventions in Mental Health?” with Britt Dahlberg, University of Pennsylvania. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Dec. 14, 1 p.m. “Husbands’ and Wives’ Fertility Intentions and Fertility Behavior in Minya, Egypt,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Adel Takruri. E4611 SPH.  EB

Wed., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. “Chemistry and Biology of Eukaryotic Translesion Synthesis,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Zhihao Zhuang, University of Delaware. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. “Responses to the Credibility Crisis in Computational Science: Accountability and Public Health,” a Biostatistics seminar with Victoria Stodden, Columbia University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 15, noon. “Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and -2 Regulate Cytoskeletal Organization, Morphology and Migration in Polarized Epithelia,” a Cell Biology seminar with Alan Fanning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 15, noon. “Understanding the Molecular Regulation of Lymphocytes Using a Human Genetic Approach,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Michael Lenardo, NIAID/NIH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 15, 12:15 p.m. “SHINE: Multidisciplinary Approach Toward Identifying the Causes and Solutions to Child Stunting Anemia,” a Human Nutrition seminar with Jean Humphrey, SPH. Sponsored by the George G. Graham Endowment. W2008 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. “Mechanisms of mGluR5 Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Kimberly Huber, Southwestern Medical Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Fri., Dec. 16, 9 a.m. “The Epidemiology of Hepatitis E Virus and the Relationship Between Infection in Pigs and Humans in a Community of Agricultural-Food System in Nan Province, Thailand,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Soawapak Hinjoy. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Dec. 16, 10 a.m. “Etiology and Pathogenesis of Aortic Aneurysm Syndromes,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine/Human Genetics Graduate Program thesis defense seminar with Kathleen Kent. 590 Rangos Bldg.  EB

Fri., Dec. 16, noon. “Role of Testosterone in Coxsackievirus B3 Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Michael Coronado. W7023 SPH.  EB

Mon., Dec. 19, 12:15 p.m. “How and Where Transposons Go,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Nancy Craig, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Thurs., Dec. 15, daylong. Professional Development Day for KSAS/WSE Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Sponsored by the Krieger and Whiting Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office and MINDS (Mentoring to Inspire Diversity in Science). Registration is required; go to http://professionaldevelopment2011   HW

9 to 9:45 a.m. Keynote address on the recent National Academies report “Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads,” by Freeman Hrabow-ski III, president of UMBC. (See photo, this page.) Hodson Hall  Auditorium.

10 to 10:45 a.m. Career Tracks—

“Non-Academic Career Tracks” with Daniel Denecke and Julia Kent, Council of Graduate Schools. 213 Hodson.

“Science and Engineering Academic Paths” with Judith Mitrani-Reiser, WSE. 110 Maryland.

“Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Paths” with Angus Burgin and Ron Walters, both of KSAS. 311 Hodson.

11 a.m. to noon. Funding—

“Funding in the Sciences and Engineering” with Gregory Ball, KSAS, and Joe Katz, WSE. 110 Maryland.

“Funding in the Social Sciences and Humanities” with Christine O’Brien, National Academies, and Wilsonia Cherry, National Endowment for the Humanities. 205 Krieger.

12:15 to 1:45 p.m. “Different Professional Environments,” a lunchtime panel discussion with Marc Roy, provost, Goucher College; Bryant Nelson, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Daniel Denecke and Julia Kent, Council of Graduate Schools; Akim Reinhardt, Towson University; and Erin Fitzgerald, Department of Defense. Great Room, Levering.

2 to 2:45 p.m.

“Sciences and Engineering: Startups” with  Raymond Cheong, SoM. B17 Hackerman.

“Humanities and Social Sciences: Book Publication” with William Egginton and Anand Pandian of KSAS, and Robert Brugger, JHU Press. 311 Hodson.

3 to 3:45 p.m. “Finishing the PhD,” with Barbara Baum, Homewood Student Affairs; Melissa Libertus, KSAS; and Dan Pierce, School of Education. B17 Hackerman.