Oct. 13: SPUR information and poster session

A SPUR information and poster session will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Glass Pavilion. Every summer, the WSE students selected to participate in SPUR (the APL/WSE Summer Program in Undergraduate Research) work with mentors at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on APL-sponsored projects, conducting paid research as SPUR Scholars.

Those who attend the Oct. 13 kickoff event can view posters about the research conducted by last summer’s SPUR Scholars and students can speak about the program with former participants and representatives from APL. Two of last year’s SPUR Scholars also will give presentations about their experiences.

Applications for the summer of 2016 are now being accepted. Register here for the poster and information event.

Gregory Hager to be installed as inaugural Mandell Bellmore Professor on Oct. 21

The dedication and installation of Gregory D. Hager, professor, Department of Computer Science, as the inaugural Mandell Bellmore Professor, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Mason Hall Auditorium.

Gregory D. Hager

Photo by Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University

A reception will follow the ceremony.

The Mandell Bellmore endowed professorship was created by alumnus John Malone, PhD ’69 and is named in honor of Malone’s thesis advisor, Mandell Bellmore, PhD ’65. This gift is part of a new commitment that Malone has made to provide endowed professorships to faculty who are improving healthcare using a system-based approach.




Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference, Baltimore, Nov. 11- 15

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will hold their national conference in Baltimore from November 11 – 15, 2015. Ed Schlesinger, the Whiting School’s Benjamin T. Rome Dean, will chair the Deans Summit, which will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, November 13. More information about the event and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers can be found on their website.

The Fisher Center Discovery Program accepting grant applications for 2016

The School of Medicine’s Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases, which supports novel, cross-disciplinary research across Johns Hopkins, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 grant year through its Fisher Center Discovery Program. All full-time faculty members interested in environmental infectious diseases are urged to apply.

The deadline for application is Tuesday, Sept. 15. The application can be accessed here.

Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, may submit applications and be included as research team members on FCDP proposals, However, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI mentor. All application documents, including guidelines, letter of intent, budget and FAQ, can be found here.

Email or call (443) 287-4840 with questions.

2/3: ICM Distinguished Seminar Series presents “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms”

The Institute for Computational Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series will present Colleen Clancy, professor of pharmacology at UC Davis School of Medicine, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Mason Hall Auditorium.

The title of Clancy’s talk is “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms.”

Clancy_Colleen1Refreshments will follow the seminar at 4 p.m.

For more information about the ICM series or to watch a webcast of the event, go to



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