Provost Kristina Johnson to give first Busch-Vishniac
Provost Kristina M. Johnson, an expert in 3-D
technology, will discuss the latest advances in her
field when she delivers the Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture
today, April 7, on the Homewood campus.
The program, called "State of the Art of 3-D Theater
and Home Cinema," will begin at 4 p.m. in
the auditorium of the Computational Science and Engineering
Building. A reception will follow the
Johnson is a research pioneer in the field of smart
pixel arrays, 3-D imaging and color
management systems. Her talk will focus on the latest 3-D
technologies in electronic media, as well as
on Johns Hopkins' potential to conduct research that will
help transform the future of film, television,
gaming and the Internet.
Before joining the administration of Johns Hopkins
last year, Johnson was dean of Duke
University's Pratt School of Engineering.
Inaugurated this year, the Ilene Busch-Vishniac
Lecture features outstanding women in
engineering sciences. The lecture was established to honor
Busch-Vishniac's tenure as dean of the
Whiting School of
Engineering from 1998 to 2003. The lecture also was
launched to highlight the
intellectual contributions of women engineers and to
inspire young women to pursue degrees and
careers in engineering.
Monthly Brain Night designed for all interested in brain
This week the Brain Science Institute kicks off Brain
Night, a monthly event aimed at bringing
together senior investigators and students across the
university, and increasing links between basic
and clinical neuroscience researchers. All medical,
graduate and undergraduate students interested in
the brain sciences are invited to attend.
The inaugural event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 9,
in Mountcastle Auditorium, East
Baltimore campus, will feature Neuroscience Director Rick
Huganir talking about his research on
"Receptors, Synapses and Memories." Refreshments begin at 5
p.m. and the lecture at 5:30 p.m.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Barbara
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-955-4504.
JHMI students participate in Spa Day for elderly
The Isaiah Wellness Center at the Apostolic Towers
housing complex in East Baltimore is
hosting a Spa Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April
12, for its residents. Students from the
Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public
Health will participate in this event, a
collaborative effort between the Wellness Center and the
Geriatric Interest Group. The afternoon
will feature seated massages, manicures, Tai-Chi,
stretching exercises and a healthy lunch.
The Isaiah Wellness Center was formed in 1999, when
Nursing instructor Carmalyn Dorsey and
colleagues teamed up with local nonprofits and community
leaders to teach elderly African-Americans
skills needed to manage their chronic diseases. Dorsey
continues to oversee the Wellness Center,
where students from the three Johns Hopkins schools
volunteer their time.
Clarke and McIntosh to keynote Women's Network
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and state Del.
Maggie McIntosh will be the guest speakers
at the JHU Women's Network's 21st Annual Spring Luncheon,
scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, May 9, in Charles Commons, Homewood campus.
The Leadership Award ceremony will honor Elinor Fong,
Anita M. Langford, India Lowres and
Barbara Schweizer for their contributions to the JHU
Registration is required by April 25; the form and a
check for $15, made payable to Johns
Hopkins University, must be submitted to one of the
appropriate campus representatives: APL,
Barbara Williamson, 5-E119 Montpelier; Bayview, Marilyn C.
Towns, JHAAC, Suite 1B, 5501, Hopkins
Bayview Circle; Homewood, Edna Jones, Student Financial
Services, 146 Garland; and JHMI, Valerie
Mazza, G49 Broadway Research Building.
Transportation to and from APL, Bayview and East
Baltimore will be provided. Employees in the
downtown area can ride the shuttle from Peabody. For
information on shuttles, go to:
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Learn to paint, inspired by the works of Louis Comfort
Taught by watercolor artist Joyce Durkin, a workshop
from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at
Evergreen Museum & Library will explore watercolor's
ability to convey the experience of light, form
and space by drawing inspiration from the brilliantly hued
Tiffany glass lamps and ornamental objects
on display at the museum. The workshop is open to artists
of all levels and includes a tour of the
museum's Tiffany collection, one of the largest private
assemblages of Louis Comfort Tiffany art
glass. $45, $35 members. Pre-paid registration is required;
call 410-516-0341. Space is limited.
Center for a Livable Future holds annual Research
On Tuesday, April 8, the Center for a Livable
Future will hold its annual Research Day, a
presentation by faculty and students of work supported by
the center. The program will be held from
noon to 5 p.m. in Public Health's Feinstone Hall. An agenda
is available on the CLF Web site, www.jhsph.edu/clf.
Social Policy Seminar on universal health
Katherine Swartz, professor of health policy and
economics in the Department of Health Policy
and Management at the Harvard University School of Public
Health, will give a Social Policy Seminar
this week titled "Three R's to Get to Universal Health
Insurance Coverage: Requirements,
Restructuring of Financing and Reinsurance." The event will
be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in
room 526 of the Wyman Park Building, Homewood campus.
Swartz's current research interests focus on the
population without health insurance and
efforts to increase access to health care coverage; reasons
for and ways to control episodes of care
that involve extremely high expenditures; and how we might
pay for expanded health insurance
Her new book, Reinsuring Health: Why More
Middle-Class People Are Uninsured and What
Government Can Do, was published in June by the Russell
Swartz also is interested in the impact of the mapping
of the human genome and its implications
for health insurance; in particular, what types of genetic
illnesses and conditions will be no longer
insurable by private insurance companies, and the role that
government may have in providing financing
of new genetic therapies and tests.
The Social Policy Seminar Series is jointly hosted by
the Institute for Policy Studies, the
Department of Economics and the Bloomberg School's Department
of Health Policy and Management.
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