Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 14, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 14, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 34

Weekly Calendar

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Born in 1795 on his parents' tobacco plantation in southern Maryland, Johns Hopkins left at 17 for a business career in Baltimore. This week, 212 years after his birth, he'll be remembered by those who have benefited from his success and largesse. See Special Events.

Wed., May 16, 3:30 p.m. "Star Formation and Gas in Nearby Galaxies: The Dynamic and Chemistry of Feedback," an STScI colloquium with Bill Harris, McMaster University; STScI Auditorium. HW

Fri., May 18, 2 p.m. "Genes for Common, Chronic Diseases," an Asian American Heritage colloquium with Aravinda Chakravarti. Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Tues., May 15, and Wed., May 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wenner Gren Conference — "Re-inhabiting the Local," with Veena Das, KSAS; Deborah Poole, KSAS; Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University; and Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Anthropology. 400 Macaulay. HW



Wed., May 16, 5 p.m. The 2007 Graduate Exhibition of Medical and Biological Illustration, 100 pieces of student work from the School of Medicine's medical illustration program. For more information and gallery hours, e-mail Ground floor, Turner Bldg. EB



Tues., May 15, 1 p.m. "Finding the Fun in Funding Searches," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Stella Seal, SoM; West Lecture Hall, WBSB. EB

Wed., May 16, 11 a.m. "Two-Phase Marine Ramjet Propulsion," a CEAFM lecture by Alon Gany, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; 110 Maryland. HW

Wed., May 16, 4 p.m. "Revisions to Computer/Software Outage Policy," an Office of Emergency Management lecture by Mary Hayes, JHMI; and Bill Rider, JHMI. Disaster-related topics for department disaster coordinators, management teams, shift coordinators and shift supervisors. 1-191 Meyer. EB

Fri., May 18, 1:15 p.m. "EndNote X: No Longer Limited to the Desktop," a Welch Medical Library lecture by Cindy Sheffield, SoM; Auditorium, Weinberg Bldg. EB



Sun., May 20, 1 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Dance ends its season with a student performance of Sleeping Beauty. Reserved tickets available from the Dance Office, 410-659-8100, ext. 1125. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 20, 3 p.m. The Fran G. Zarubick Honors Recital, featuring the winners of the spring honors competition. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Mon., May 14, 1 p.m. "The Role of Glutathione S-Transferase Variants and Isothiocyantes in Lung Carcinogenesis: A Nested Case-Control Study in Washington County, Maryland," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Tram Kim Lam; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 15, 9 a.m. "Utility of Patient Safety Case Finding Methods and Correlations Among Organizational Safety Climate, Nurse Injuries and Errors," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Taylor; W2030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 15, 12:15 p.m. "Role of the Noncoding HSR-Omega Transcripts in Normal and Stressed Cells of Drosophila," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Subhash Lakhotia, Banaras Hindu Laboratory; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Wed., May 16, noon. "Adult Neurogenesis and the Central Control of Energy Homeostasis," a Neuroscience seminar with Maia Kokoeva, Harvard Medical School. Co-sponsored by the Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Thurs., May 17, noon. "Optimizing Soft Extracellular Matrices to Direct Cell Differentiation and Wound Healing," a Cell Biology seminar with Paul Janmey, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine/HHMI; Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 17, noon. "Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Anopheles gambiae," an Infectious Diseases and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology research seminar with Nora Besansky, University of Notre Dame; W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 17, 1:30 p.m. "Racial Disparities in Utilization of Surgical Procedures in Inflammatory Bowel Disease," a Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Geoffrey Nguyen; W2008 SPH. EB

Fri., May 18, 12:15 p.m. "Opposing Roles of LSD1 in Developmental Gene Activation and Repression Programmes," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Jianxun Wang, University of California/HHMI, San Diego; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 21, 12:15 p.m. "Beyond the Double Helix: Reading and Writing the Histone Code," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with C. David Allis, Rockefeller University; Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 21, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar in Neuroscience — "Surface and Contour Representation in Primary Visual Cortex" with Arash Yazdanbakhsh, Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Special Events

University commencement, convocation and graduation ceremonies. (See story, "Hats off to 2007's top teachers," in this issue.)

Wed., May 16, 9 a.m. School of Nursing diploma award ceremony; 11:30 a.m. Sigma Theta Tau honor society ceremony; France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (the Hippodrome).

Wed., May 16, 2 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health convocation ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Wed., May 16, 7 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering graduate ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 17, 9:15 a.m. University-wide commencement; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 17, 1:45 p.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate diploma award ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 17, 2:30 p.m. School of Medicine diploma award ceremony; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Thurs., May 17, 3 p.m. SAIS diploma award ceremony; Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets, Washington, D.C.

Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m. The Carey Business School and the School of Education undergraduate and graduate diploma award ceremonies (except EdDs); Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Institute diploma award ceremony; Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Fri., May 18, 10 a.m. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences master's diploma award ceremony; Homewood Field. HW

Thurs., May 17, 10 am. to 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins Community Science Fair, featuring science displays by East Baltimore elementary school children, an awards presentation and remarks by Chi Dang, vice dean for research in the School of Medicine; Turner Concourse. EB

Fri., May 18, 4 p.m. Johns Hopkins' 212th Birthday Celebration, wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Johns Hopkins statue at 33rd and N. Charles streets, followed by a reception at the Steinwald Alumni House. Sponsored by Alumni Relations. RSVP to Jay Rubin, 410-516-0363 or HW

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