June 11, 2012



Tues., June 12, and Wed., June 13, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For information, call 410-614-0913 or email johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi.edu. Turner Concourse.  EB


Fri., June 15, 2 p.m. “Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with John Nagl, Center for a New American Security. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Wed., June 20, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Reducing Asthma Disparities in Children: A Model Program With Promising Results,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with Greg Diette, SPH and SoM, and Kate Scott, Baltimore City Health Department. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (To see a live webcast or for information on continuing education credits or contact hours, go to jhsph.edu/maphtc or call 443-287-7833.) W1214 SPH.  EB


Tues., June 12, 8 p.m. “Crash of the Titans,” an STScI public lecture by Frank Summers, STScI. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Thurs., June 14, 4 p.m. The 2012 Pioneers in Biology Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture—“Biological Complexity, Paradigm Changes and Systems Medicine” by Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology. Sponsored by Biology. 111 Mergenthaler.  HW

Fri., June 15, 4 p.m. “Health and Human Rights in Burma,” a Center for Public Health and Human Rights lecture by Nisha Biswal, USAID. W1214 SPH.  EB

Wed., June 20, 2 p.m. “Lung Stem Cells and Their Role in Repair and Disease,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine lecture by Brigid Hogan, Duke University Medical Center. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB


Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. “East Meets West,” a recital exploring the relationship between Asian and French music by Peabody faculty artist Marina Piccinini. (See story, “East meets West at recital by flute virtuoso Marina Piccinini,” in this issue.) The recital opens the fifth year of the Marina Piccinini International Flute Master Classes at Peabody. $20 general admission, $10 for students with ID. To reserve tickets, call 410-234-4772. Griswold Hall.  Peabody


Mon., June 11, 4 p.m. “Surgery, Health Systems and Global Health: Reflections From Personal Experience Regarding Emergency and Essential Surgery at District Hospitals in Haiti, Tanzania and Malawi,” an International Health seminar with Mike Curci, University of Vermont School of Medicine. W2009 SPH.  EB

Tues., June 12, 11 a.m. “Post-Translational Modifications of Centromeric Histones Regulate Genome Stability in Budding Yeast,” a Johns Hopkins Technology Center for Networks and Pathways seminar with Munira Basrai, CCR/NCI/NIH. G007 Ross.  EB

Tues., June 12, 11 a.m. “Development of a Localized Nervous System in a Dipleurula-Type Larva,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Kristen Yankura, Carnegie Mellon University. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Wed., June 13, noon. “Redox-Based Oligomerization Mechanisms of Anti-Diabetic Hormone Adiponectin,” a Physiology seminar with Tsu-Shuen Tsao, University of Arizona. 203 Physiology.  EB

Fri., June 15, 2 p.m. “Evaluating Disparities in the Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Body Composition in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Rosemay Remigio-Baker. W2030 SPH.  EB

Mon., June 18, 12:15 p.m. “Control of Muscle Cell Development and Maturation by RNA-Binding Proteins,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Frederic Rosa, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Tues., June 19, noon. “Regulated miRNA Biogenesis Confers Specificity to Neuronal Gene Expression,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Mollie Meffert, SoM. 612 Physiology.  EB

Wed., June 20, 10 a.m. “Epidemiologic Evaluation of State AIDS Drug Assistance Program Features in the United States,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with David Hanna. W3008 SPH.  EB

Wed., June 20, noon. “Role of p53 in Telomere Dysfunction-Driven Breast Tumorigenesis,” a Molecular Pathology seminar with Yibin Deng, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by Pathology. G01 BRB.  EB

Fri., June 22, 12:15 p.m. “Mitochondrial DNA Elimination From Sperm Ensures Strict Maternal Inheritance,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Steven DeLuca, University of California, San Francisco. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Fri., June 22, 2 p.m. “Genetic Association Study of Urological Cancers in Men and Dogs,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine/Human Genetics Graduate Program thesis defense seminar with Erika Kwon. G007 Ross.  EB


Mon., June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Moving Academic Medicine Forward, a conference in honor of Dean Edward D. Miller, with keynote speaker Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (See story, “JHM honors departing Dean Miller,” in this issue.) Reception follows at 4 p.m. in Turner Concourse. Turner Auditorium.   EB

Mon., June 11, 5 to 7 p.m. School of Education street festival and groundbreaking ceremony for a $30 million state-of-the-art elementary school and the $10 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center. (See story, “New elementary school breaks ground,” in this issue.) Formal program begins at 6:15 p.m. and features a musical presentation by students from the East Baltimore Community School, followed by remarks by EBCS board chair David Nichols, JHU President Ron Daniels, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young. 2100 Ashland Ave.  EB


Fri., June 15, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Bench to Bedside and Society, the Schizophrenia Center’s annual symposium, with multiple speakers. To register or for more information, go to hopkinsmedicine.org/schizophrenia_symposium.html. Sponsored by Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Turner Auditorium.  EB


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 bb.cer.jhu.edu. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW

Wed., June 13, 10 a.m. to noon. “Getting Started.”

Thurs., June 14, 10 a.m. to noon. “Communication and Collaboration.”

Fri., June 15, 10 a.m. to noon. “Assessment and Grades.”