May 29, 2012



Wed., May 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, call 410-614-0913 or email Johns Hopkins@Eastern.


Wed., May 30, 3:30 p.m. “Galaxy Formation and Evolution Through Metals,” an STScI colloquium with Lisa Kewley, University of Hawaii. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Fri., June 1, 2 p.m. The Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Colloquium—“The Department of Energy” with U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Sponsored by the Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., May 25, 10 a.m. “The Kosovo and Serbian Elections: An OSCE Success,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Edward Joseph, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission in Kosovo. For information or to RSVP, go to 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS


Wed., May 30, 3 p.m. Special Dean’s Lecture—“Hopkins in Malaysia: PUGSOM Turns 1” by Charles Wiener, dean/CEO, Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine and SoM. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., May 30, 10 a.m. “Using Budding Yeast to Establish Principles of Cell Fate Regulation,” a Biomedical Engineering faculty candidate seminar with Andreas Doncic, Stanford University. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark.  HW)

Wed., May 30, noon. “Phenotype-Optimized Sequence Ensembles Substantially Improve Prediction of Disease-Causing Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis,” a Physiology seminar with Rachel Karchin, WSE. 203 Physiology.  EB

Wed., May 30, noon. “Black-White Disparities in Overweight/Obesity Trends and Obesity-Related Mortality in the United States,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Chandra Jackson. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., May 30, 1 p.m. “Quantitative and Mixed Methods Studies of Mood Disorders and Mental Health Service Use Among Asian-Americans,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Su Yeon Lee. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Wed., May 30, 3 p.m. “Gas-Liquid Multiphase Flows for High Speed Microfluidics,” a CEAFM special seminar with Carlos Hidrovo, University of Texas, Austin. 50 Gilman.  HW

Wed., May 30, 4 p.m. “Discovery of Orexin Antagonists for the Treatment of Sleep Disorders,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Paul Coleman, Merck Research Laboratories. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., May 31, noon. “Cytoskeletal Control of Epidermal Development,” a Cell Biology seminar with Terry Lechler, Duke University Medical School. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg.  EB

Thurs., May 31, 12:30 p.m. “Published Reports Describing Clinical Trials in Off-Label Uses of Drugs: Are They a Valid Source of Knowledge,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Swaroop Vedula. W1214 SPH.  EB

Mon., June 4, 11 a.m. “Activity-Dependent Circuit Assembly in the Developing Brain: From Axon Targeting to Dendrite Pruning,” a Krieger Mind/Brain Institute special seminar with Chunlei Wang, Georgia Health Sciences University. 338 Krieger.  HW

Mon., June 4, 2 p.m. “Analyzing the Performance of a Trauma Team Activation Tool Used at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Rosemary Nabaweesi. 688 Hampton House.  EB

Mon., June 4, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Why Don’t Rodents Play the Violin? Evolution in the Neural Substrate of Motor Skills” with Peter Strick, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Tues., June 5, noon. “Structure and Dynamics of GPCR Rhodopsin,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Oliver Ernst, University of Toronto. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., June 6, noon. “SUMOylation: From Mechanisms to Diseases,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Edward Yeh, University of Texas: MD Anderson Cancer Center. Sponsored by Pathology. G-01 BRB.  EB


Thurs., May 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, with Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. A networking reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m. The official program will begin at 6 p.m. A live webcast of the event will be available at Sponsored by SAIS and the Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office. For more information or to RSVP, go to Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg.  SAIS

Sat., June 2, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sun., June 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Charles Village Festival, with live entertainment on two stages, kids’ activities, crafters and beer/wine and food vendors, and a neighborhood garden walk. (See In Brief, in this issue.) Wyman Park Dell, Charles and 29th Streets.

Thurs., June 7, 6 to 8 p.m. An Evening of Traditional Beverages—Punch! with Corey Polyoka, chief mixologist, Woodberry Kitchen. (See In Brief, in this issue.) $35 for Homewood Museum members, $45 for nonmembers (must be 21 or over). Space is limited and registration is requested by June 1; go to or call 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum lawn (rain location: Glass Pavilion, Levering).  HW


The Center for Educational Resources sponsors a series of hands-on workshops on the Blackboard interface. The training is open to all faculty, students and staff who have administrative responsibilities in a Blackboard course. Seating is limited to six per session. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Mon., June 4, 2:30 p.m. “Getting Started.”

Tues., June 5, 10 a.m. “Communication and Collaboration.”

Wed., June 6, 10 a.m. “Assessment and Grades.”