January 30, 2012

Calendar — January 30, 2012


Wed., Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. “Yeast Telomerase RNP Architecture and Mechanism: The Nature and Extent of Flexible Scaffolding Provided by the 1157-nt RNA Subunit,” a Biology colloquium with David Zappulla, KSAS. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Fri., Feb. 3, 2 p.m. “Advanced Lithium Batteries: One Way to Use, Many Ways to Abuse,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Rengaswamy Srinivasan, APL. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


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. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Address followed by patient/provider panel and audience Q&A. Co-sponsored by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Hurd Hall.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 5 p.m. “Can the Euro Survive?” a SAIS European Studies Program discussion with Giorgio La Malfa, University of Catania, Italy, and member of the Italian Parliament. Co-sponsored by the Washington Foundation for European Studies, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and the American Consortium on EU Studies. For information, call 202-663-5796 or ntobin@jhu.edu. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS


Tues., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Protracted Displacement to New Possibilities,” a Center for Refugee and Disaster Response lecture by Michel Gabaudan, president, Refugees International. W1214 SPH.  EB

Fri., Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m. “Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy of Young Giant Planets” by Travis Barman, Lowell Observatory. Part of the Planets, Life and the Universe Astrobiology Lecture Series sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Bahcall Auditorium, STSci.  HW


Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Strauss. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with valid ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody


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

Mon., Jan. 30, 1:30 p.m. “Dendrimer-based Nanotherapeutics for the Treatment of Neuroinflammation,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Kannan Rangaramanujam, Wayne State Universty. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark. HW)

Tues., Jan. 31, 10:45 a.m. “Algorithms for Learning Latent Variable Models,” a Computer Science seminar with Daniel Hsu, Microsoft Research. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Tues., Jan. 31, noon. “A Functional Proteomic Approach to Understanding Signaling at the Primary Cilia: Tulp3-IFT-A Functions Through a New Regulator of Mammalian Hedgehog Signal Transduction,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Saikat Mukhopadhyay, Genentech, South San Francisco. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 12:10 p.m. “Fire Safety in America: Your Role in Public Health,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Meri-K Appy, president, Appy & Associates, and Shannon Frattaroli, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy. W2008 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. “The International Vaccine Institute’s Contribution to Vaccinology and Global Health, Past, Present and Future,” a Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program seminar with Christian Loucq, director general, International Vaccine Institute. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative. W2030 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 12:15 p.m. “Addressing Health Disparities From Nutritional Perspectives,” an International Health faculty candidate seminar with Hee-Jung Song, SoN. W2015 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. “Beyond the Prevalence: A Flexible Parametric Survival Model for Analysis of Current Status Data,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Fang Tian. W2033 SPH.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 2 p.m. “The Structure of Epigenetic Changes in Cancer as Revealed by Whole Genome Shotgun Bisulfite Sequencing,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine faculty recruitment seminar with Kasper Hansen, SPH. 517 PCTB.  EB

Tues., Jan. 31, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“The Evolving Water Balance of the Nile River Basin” with Benjamin Zaitchik, KSAS. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Jan. 31, 3 p.m. “The Langlands Program: The Fairy Tale Continues,” a Mathematics seminar with Claus Sorensen, Princeton University. 300 Krieger.  HW

Tues., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. “Exploring the Spatial Dimension of Gene Expression,” a Biology seminar with Jason Casolari, Stanford University School of Medicine. 100 Mudd.  HW

Wed., Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. “Why Context Matters: The Case of Vitamin A Supplementation Trials to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Asia and Africa,” a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with Keith West, SPH. W4030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 11 a.m. “Regulation and Neuronal Role of Diacylglycerol Kinase-Theta,” a Physiology seminar with Daniel Raben, SoM. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, noon. “Hospital Adoption and Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology,” a Health Policy and Management seminar with Michael Furukawa, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 12:15 p.m. Mental Health Noon Seminar—“Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Outcomes in Child Welfare and Child Abuse Intervention Systems” with Mark Chaffin, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 12:15 p.m. “New Biomarkers and Interventions for Life-Threatening Infections,” an International Health seminar with Kevin Kain, University of Toronto, and director, SAR Labs, McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global Health. W3008 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 3 p.m. “PCP/NMDA Models of Schizophrenia: Ideological and Therapeutic Implications,” a Psychiatry seminar with Daniel Javitt, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Co-sponsored by the Schizophrenia Center. 1-919 Meyer.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 4 p.m. “Pryrrolysyl-tRNA Synthetase: A Mediocre Enzyle Could Be a Gift From Nature,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Wenshe Liu, Texas A&M University. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 4 p.m. “Inference With Implicit Likelihoods for Infectious Disease Models,” a Biostatistics seminar with Roman Jandarov, Penn State University. W2030 SPH.  EB

Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore—“Challenges to Providing Full Coverage With Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACRs) in Ghana” with Sarah Dalglish, SPH and SoN. $20 for members for the seminar and buffet, $25 for non-members, $15 for residents and fellows and $10 for students. RSVP by 9 a.m. on Jan. 30 to mksmith@jhsph.edu. Johns Hopkins Club.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 2, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“Banded Iron Formation and Ancient Life” with Kurt Konhauser, University of Alberta. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 2, noon. “Toward Evidence-Informed Health Policies—Global Principles and Experiences,” an International Health seminar with Goran Tomson, Karolinska Institutet. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 2, noon. “Polarity Establishment in Yeast,” a Cell Biology seminar with Daniel Lew, Duke University Medical School. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 2, 12:15 p.m. “The Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion by Mid-Century,” a Nutrition seminar with Robert Thompson, SAIS. Co-sponsored by International Health, the Center for a Livable Future and the George G. Graham Endowment. W2008 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 2, 1 p.m. “Representations With Experience: Insights From Visual Cortex,” a Neuroscience research seminar with David Fitzpatrick, Max Planck Florida Institute. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m. “The Implicit Representations of Graphs Conjecture,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Ed Scheinerman, WSE. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 2, 4 p.m. “The Mechanisms and Molecules of Microbial Interspecies Interactions,” a Biology special seminar with Elizabeth Shank, Harvard Medical School. 100 Mudd.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 2, 5 p.m. “Rational Agency and Normative Concepts,” a Philosophy seminar with Geoff Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Feb. 3, 11 a.m. “Stirred, Not Shaken: Mixing in the Ocean,” a CEAFM seminar with Alberto Scotti, University of North Carolina. 50 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Feb. 3, 1 p.m. “Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Penalized Functional Regression,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Jeffrey Goldsmith. W2030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. “Modeling the Obesity Epidemic in the UK and the World: Trends and Consequences,” a Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity seminar with Kim McPherson, United Kingdom National Heart Forum and Oxford University. Sponsored by International Health. W2008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 6, noon. “The Biochemistry of the MUC2 Mucin and Its Dual Role in Protecting the Intestine and Promoting the Commensal Bacterial Flora,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gunnar Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 6, 12:15 p.m. “The Unusual Mechanism for Regulating Ubiquitination in the DNA Damage Response by OTUB1,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cynthia Wolberger, SoM. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. “Neural Mechanisms for Committing to a Choice About Action,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Paul Cisek, University of Montreal. 709 Traylor.  EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark. HW)


Wed., Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. Black History Month Opening Ceremony with an address by the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation speaker Cedric Jennings, subject of Ron Suskind’s book A Hope in the Unseen. (See photo, p. 12.) Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Men of Color Hopkins Alliance. For more information, call 410-516-8730. Charles Commons Ballroom.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. First Look preview reception for the exhibition Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore, curated by students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and MICA. (See story, p. 4.) This special preview features curators’ remarks and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Museums. Free to Homewood Museum members and the Hopkins community; please bring photo ID. Guest tickets may be purchased at Homewood Museum for $10. Homewood Museum.  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

Mon., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started With Blackboard.”

Tues., Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to noon. “Blackboard Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades in Blackboard.”