January 17, 2012

Calendar — January 17, 2012


Fri., Jan. 20, 2 p.m. “The Fukushima Dai-Ichi Accident and Lessons Learned for Emergency Response in the U.S.,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Randolph Sullivan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. “Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Gary Vikan, director, Walters Art Museum. For information, call 202-663-5676 or email itolber1@jhu.edu. Rome Auditorium.  SAIS


Wed., Jan. 18, noon. “TB in Prisons and Jails: Public Health Challenges and Strategies,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with RAdm Newton Kendig and Sarah Bur, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (A live webcast will be available at www.jhsph.edu/maphtc.) W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., Jan. 17, noon. “A Human-Centered Geo Visualization Framework to Improve Public Health Decision Making,” a Health Policy and Management faculty candidate seminar with Ashish Joshi, University of Nebraska Medical Center.  688 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Jan. 17, 4 p.m. “Functional Integration of Large ncRNAs in the Molecular Circuitry Controlling Cell State,” a Biology special seminar with Mitchell Guttman, MIT. 100 Mudd.  HW

Wed., Jan. 18, 10 a.m. “Multiple Metal Exposures and Kidney Outcomes in Korean Lead Workers,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Rebecca Shelley. W7023 SPH.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, noon. “Immune Privilege and Metabolism: Two Newly Identified Properties of Blood Stem Cells,” a Physiology seminar with Alec Zhang, UT Southwestern Medical Center. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m. “Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Multidrug Tolerance and Persistence: How Bugs Escape Drugs,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Richard Brennan, Duke University. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, 3 p.m. “Ex–ploring the Epigenetic Instability of Cancer,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Winston Timp, SoM. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark. HW)

Wed., Jan. 18, 3 p.m. “Metabolic Programming in Rat Offspring by Perinatal Maternal Diet,” a Pediatric Endocrinology seminar with Kellie Tamashiro, SoM. Marburg Conference Room.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, 3 p.m. “Investigating Therapeutic Strategies for Disorders of the Histone Machinery,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Hans Bjornsson, SoM. G-007 Ross.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, 4 p.m. “Digging for Nature’s Dirty Secrets: Exploring the Bacterial Terpenome,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with David Cane, Brown University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Jan. 18, 4 p.m. “Detecting Evolution in Experimental Ecology: Diagnostics for Missing State Variables,” a Biostatistics seminar with Giles Hooker, Cornell University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 19, 12:15 p.m. “Common Addictive Behaviors Among Today’s Youth and Young Adults,” a Mental Health faculty candidate seminar with Silvia Martins, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 19, 1 p.m. “Taste Recognition in Drosophila,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Kristin Scott, University of California, Berkeley. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. “Helicopter Emergency Medical Services for Adults With Major Trauma,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Samuel Galvagno. E2527 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 19, 4 p.m. “T Cells: Unexpected Players in the Mechanism of Action of PTH,” a Center for Musculoskeletal Research seminar with Roberto Pacifici, Emory University School of Medicine. Sponsored by Orthopaedic Surgery Research. 5152 JHOC.  EB

Mon., Jan. 23, 12:15 p.m. “A Neural Mechanism for Learning Temporal Expectancies,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Marshall Shuler, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Jan. 23, 1 p.m. “Cancer Inflammation and Immune Responses in Pancreatic Carcinoma in Mice and Humans,” an Immunology Training Program seminar with Robert Vonderheide, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse.  EB


Wed., Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. 2012 Chinese New Year Reception with remarks by Huang Chengfeng and Jason Patent, co-directors of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Sponsored by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. To RSVP, phone 202-663-5800 or email nanjing@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Fri., Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gateway Sciences Initiative Symposium—Teaching Excellence in the Sciences, featuring keynote presentations by Freeman Hrabowski III, UMBC; Jo Handelsman, Yale University; Eric Mazur, Harvard University; and David Botstein, Princeton University; JHU student panel, poster session and faculty brainstorming sessions. For more information, go to web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/GSI/symposium.html. Hodson Hall.  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 TAs in full-time KSAS or WSE programs who have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. To register, go to www.bb.cer.jhu
.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., Jan. 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Thurs., Jan. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”

Mon., Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”