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Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Rachel Karchin
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Rachel Karchin @ Mason Hall Auditorium

Rachel Karchin will deliver a lecture titled “Computational modeling of cancer precursor lesion evolution” as part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. Karchin is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Genome sequencing studies of tumor samples from large patient cohorts have provided convincing support for the somatic mutation theory of cancer, which posits that neoplasms result from mutational activation of oncogenes and mutational inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. Tumor cells originating from the same ancestral lineage form clonal populations, and the size and time-ordering of the clones can be modeled by hierarchical tree structures. In this lecture, Professor Karchin will discuss her research group’s reconstructions of precursor lesion evolution in high grade serous ovarian cancer and pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 as a way to honor newly promoted full professors. Professor Giddens, originator of the series, served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

2019 JHU Business Plan Competition
Apr 26 all-day

The nationally recognized Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. Starting with a concept, students build an understanding of their target market, analyze potential competitors, craft an effective market entry strategy, and present their plans to industry professionals and venture capitalists. This highly popular event, held on the Homewood campus, draws teams from all divisions of the university.

Visit the JHU Business Plan Competition website for more information.

2019 WSE Convocation Awards Ceremony
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The annual Convocation Awards Ceremony is a celebration of student and faculty achievement at the Whiting School of Engineering. The event is open to award recipients, their family and friends, and members of the Whiting School community.

Design Day 2019
May 7 all-day
Design Day 2019 @ Johns Hopkins University

Celebrate student innovation and creativity at the annual Johns Hopkins Engineering Design Day. Through poster sessions, presentations, and prototype demonstrations, Hopkins engineers will demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge and skills to tackle real-world challenges.

Featured Showcases

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biomedical Engineering*
  • Center for Leadership Education
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Visit for a detailed schedule of departmental showcase times and locations. Scheduled times are subject to change. Alumni and guests are welcome at all department events.

*A free shuttle bus will run from Mason Hall (Homewood campus) to the Armstrong Building (School of Medicine) beginning at 10:30 a.m.

2019 Student Poster Session on Diversity & Inclusion
May 15 all-day

Johns Hopkins University

Call for Posters

Prospective authors are invited to submit posters to be presented at the Johns Hopkins Diversity Awards Ceremony on May 15, 2019. Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students from all Johns Hopkins institutions are eligible to submit proposals.

The poster abstract submission deadline is April 12, 2019. The poster committee expects to notify the authors on the acceptance of their submitted abstracts by April 26, 2019. The deadline for the full receipt of the final posters for accepted abstracts is May 10, 2019.

Posters may be on any diversity related topic that is associated with student life, academics, the Johns Hopkins organization, the surrounding communities, the city of Baltimore, or the state of Maryland.


Suggested Topics

  • Anti-Muslim Sentiment in American Life and Politics
  • Preparing Scholars to Dismantle Institutional Racism
  • Racial and Religious Diversity
  • Latinx Inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Gender Equity in STEM
  • Bridging the Gender Gap in Higher Education
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Issues
  • Community Engagement
  • Immigrant Populations


Click Here to Submit a Poster Abstract

The poster committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation, and diversity in accepted posters. The list of members of the DLC 2019 Poster Committee will be announced on April 1, 2019.

Poster submissions should include an abstract. The maximum length of the poster abstract is 300 words.

Poster abstracts should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 12, 2019 on the submission page. The poster committee will contact the authors after receiving their abstracts and arrange for the digital transfer of the full poster. The digital version of the final poster needs to be received by the DLC 2019 Poster Committee by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 10, 2019.

Submitted posters should be in Powerpoint file format (PPTX), formatted in portrait orientation in the aspect ratio of 2:3 (width:height). Accepted poster submissions will be printed in 24”x36” size by the DLC and displayed at the awards ceremony.
At least one author must be available to present the poster at the Diversity Awards Ceremony poster session. The DLC will present awards to authors of the most outstanding posters at the ceremony.

General questions about posters should be directed to the DLC 2019 Poster Committee, at


Important Dates

  • April 1: Announcement of the members of the DLC 2019 Poster Committee
  • April 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST: Poster abstract submission deadline
  • April 26: Notification of authors on the acceptance of their abstract submission
  • May 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST: Full poster submission deadline
  • May 15: Presentation of posters at the Diversity Awards Ceremony



2019 Master’s Graduation Reception
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Johns Hopkins Engineering master’s degree and certificate graduates (from both the full-time and part-time programs) and their guests are invited to a pre-graduation reception and walking tours of the Homewood campus.

2019 Master’s Diploma Ceremony
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Whiting School of Engineering Master’s Diploma Ceremony celebrates all Johns Hopkins Engineering master’s degree and certificate graduates (from both the full-time and part-time programs).

Click here for more information, including directions, parking information, expected time of arrival for graduates, and live stream information for friends and family unable to attend.


2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event honors students in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who have completed or are completing doctoral degrees from summer 2018 through spring 2019.

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2019 University Commencement
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Johns Hopkins universitywide Commencement will take place at the Royal Farms Arena on Thursday, May 23. Procession begins at 1:30 p.m.

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