DigIt Innovation Talks, modeled after the popular TED Talks, will feature informative and inspirational presentations by Johns Hopkins faculty innovators about new and exciting uses of digital technology in education.
This first event in this new series will kick off with Professor Michael Falk on “Purposeful Teaching: Computing Nanotubes and HIV,” Associate Professor Charles Limb on “Peering into the Brain of a Musical Genius,” and Professor Thomas Dolby on “The Road to MIDI Hell is Paved with Good Intentions.”
The event kicks off with a light dinner and beverages followed by an hour-long program that will include three 15- to 20-minute presentations, a Q&A period, and a 25-minute “mingling” session during which presenters and attendees can exchange share ideas on how to bring innovation into the classroom.
Attendance is free but limited seats are available. Please RSVP by Oct. 24 at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/digit-innovation-talks-tickets-13186231373.
The event is hosted by Pamela Jeffries, vice provost for digital initiatives; the Faculty Program Planning Committee; and the Faculty Advisory Committee for Digital Education.
On Wednesday, October 29th, HEMI and the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) are pleased to present a lecture from Professor Dr. Ralf Riedel titled, “Studies of Superhard Materials in the B-C-N System.” The lecture will be broadcast in Room 328 of Malone Hall from 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Dr. Riedel is Dean of the Department of Materials and Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. He will address the following topics in his lecture: Non Aqueous Sol-Gel Synthesis of Boron Carbide Based Materials, Systhesis Routes to Ultra-hard B-C-N Phases, and the High Pressure Synthesis of Transparent Cubic Spinel-type y-Si3N4.