January 23, 2012

Calendar — January 23, 2012


Wed., Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m. “U.S. Interests in Central Asia and Its Strategy for Advancing Them,” a Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS discussion with Robert Blake Jr., U.S. assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs. A live webcast will be accessible at www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/live
.html. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to CACI at saiscaciforums@jhu.edu. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Jan. 30, 4 p.m. Johns Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series—“Trading Risks: The Impact of Resident Work Hour Regulations on Patients, Providers and the Future of Health Care” with Charles Bosk, University of Pennsylvania. Address followed by patient/provider panel and audience Q&A. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders & Legends Lecture by Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. (See story, p. 7.) Speaker’s remarks will be followed by questions from the audience. Business attire required. 100 International Drive, Harbor East.


Tues., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Sylvia Adalman Peabody Chamber Series presents music by Mendelssohn, Rose and Faure. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. Preparatory Honors Recital. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. “Digital Embrace,” a concert featuring works for wind ensemble and live electronics. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Les Violons du Roy, with Bernard Labadie, director, and Maurice Steger, recorder. (See story, this page.) $38 general admission, $19 for non-JHU students; free for JHU students. Shriver Auditorium.  HW


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, 12:15 p.m. “Mixed Messages: The Intersection of Prenatal Genetic Testing and Abortion,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Rachel Rebouche, Levin College of Law, University of Florida. W3008 SPH.  EB

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

Mon., Jan. 23, 4 p.m. “Optimal Sparse Signal Identification With Applications in Copy Number Variation Analysis,” a Biostatistics seminar with Jessie Jeng, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 24, noon. “Roles for Phosphorylation and Acidification in the Copper-Dependent Trafficking of the Membrane ATPase, ATP7B,” a Gastroenterology seminar with Lelita Braiterman, SoM. 903 Ross.  EB

Tues., Jan. 24, noon. “Automating the Contextualization of Population-Based CDSS in Tethered EHR/PHRs,” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Hadi Kharrazi, Indiana University. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Jan. 24, noon. “When Ion Channel Meets Transporter: Structure and Mechanism of a Eukaryotic CLC Transporter,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Liang Feng, Rockefeller University/HHMI. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Tues., Jan. 24, 12:10 p.m. “Falling Through the Cracks: Designs That Kill,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Susan Baker, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2008 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. “Mechanism of miRNA-Mediated Translational Repression,” a Biology special seminar with Sergej Djuranovic, SoM. 100 Mudd.  HW

Wed., Jan. 25, noon. “Immune Privilege and Autoimmunity,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Rachel Caspi, National Eye Institute/NIH. Sponsored by Pathology. 490 Rangos.  EB

Wed., Jan. 25, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Wednesday Noon Seminar—“Risk Reduction for Juvenile Drug Court–Involved Youth” with Elizabeth Letourneau, SPH. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m. “The Cellular RNA Soup: Add Salt(s) and Spice to Taste,” a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with David Draper, KSAS. 701 WBSB.  EB

Wed., Jan. 25, 4 p.m. Special Bodian Seminar—“Explaining Visual Search With the Selective Attention for Identification Model (VS-SAIM): Competitive Interactions Between/Within Selection and Object Identification” with Dietmar Heinke, University of Birmingham, UK. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Wed., Jan. 25, 4 p.m. “Ster-oidogenic Enzyme Inhibitors and Hormone Dependent Cancer,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Angela Brodie, University of Maryland School of Medicine. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 26, noon. “Fat Cadherins in Regulation of Planar Cell Polarity and Mitochondrial Biology,” a Cell Biology seminar with Helen McNeill, University of Toronto. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 26, noon. “Why Mycobacterium tuberculosis Re–mains Such an Enduring Pathogen,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Russell, Cornell University. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 26, noon. “Next Steps in Reducing Maryland’s Cancer Burden: Maryland’s Cancer Control Plan,” a LunchLearnLink seminar with Diane Dwyer and Sarah Hokenmaier, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. “Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Morphogenesis,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Wesley Grueber, Columbia University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Jan. 26, 4 p.m. “The Roles of the Nuclear Pore Complex in Chromatin Organization, Transcription and Development,” a Biology seminar with Maya Capelson, Salk Institute for Biological Studies. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Jan. 27, noon. “Introducing Learning Features in Intelligent Patient Safety Reporting and Management Systems,” a Health Informatics/Information Science faculty candidate seminar with Yang Gong, University of Missouri. Brown bag lunch provided. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Fri., Jan. 27, 12:15 p.m. “Multimorbidity, Inflammation and Physical Performance Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Current and Former Injection Drug Users,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Megan Salter. W1214 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 30, 8 a.m. “Management of Colorectal Liver Metastasis: Understanding Shifting Treatment Strategies,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Timothy Pawlik. E2527 SPH.  EB

Mon., Jan. 30, noon. “IL-18 and IL-18BP in Autoimmune Diseases and Poxvirus Infection,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Junpeng Deng, Oklahoma State University. W1020 SPH.  EB


Fri., Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. Provost’s Lecture Series—“Dark Energy and the Cosmic Expansion History” by Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Q&A session and reception follow Riess’ talk. Co-sponsored by Biology, Conversations in Medicine, Homewood Student Affairs and Pre-Professional Advising. Kossiakoff Center Auditorium.  APL


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

Mon., Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to noon; Thurs., Jan. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.; and Mon., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., Jan. 25, and Fri., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”