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Avi Rubin, Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of JHUISI, will participate in a hearing on the security of healthcare.gov before the U.S. Congress House Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The session will be broadcast on C-SPAN and JHUISI is inviting everyone interested to watch the session in Croft Hall 227.
Official hearing information is available at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-my-data-healthcaregov-secure
The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI) invites you to an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre on climate change and disaster response, and to explore how to bridge science, policy and practice. The title of the presentation is “Innovations in Managing Climate Risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work.”
A light lunch will be served starting at 11:45 am, and Michael Klag, Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give opening remarks.
The symposium is free and open to all Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students, as well as community members.
RSVP by April 5 to attend.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts Shankar Subramaniam, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California-San Diego, for a special seminar. Subramaniam will present “Engineering: the sine qua non for Systems and Precision Medicine.” The seminar begins on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium.
Heidi Nepf, the Donald and Martha Harleman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture.
The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in 210 Hodson Hall.
How vegetation alters waves and current, and the feedbacks to environmental system function
Vegetation provides a wide range of ecosystem services valued at over 4 trillion dollars per year. Seagrasses, salt marshes, and mangroves, damp storm surge and waves, mitigate anthropogenic nutrient loads, and provide important habitat and blue carbon reservoirs. The conservation and restoration of these landscapes has become the center-point of nature-based solutions for coastal protection and carbon mitigation. This seminar will summarize basic concepts in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on flexible meadows of seagrass, for which the bending of plants in response to fluid motion (called reconfiguration) plays an important role in setting the drag. Scaling laws are developed to describe the damping of currents, turbulence and waves as a function of plant morphology, flexibility, and shoot density. The feedbacks from plant-flow interaction to sediment transport and carbon sequestration are also discussed.
Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the JHU Student Section and the Baltimore Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.