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May
22
Tue
2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will hold their fourth Annual Homewood Schools’ Doctoral Hooding Ceremony to honor our students who either have or will be completing their doctoral degrees (summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018). The ceremony will take place from 3 to 6 pm. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, with a reception to follow onsite.

All eligible students who wish to participate in the hooding ceremony—and faculty advisers who plan to hood their students—must register to attend the ceremony.

Visit the PhD Hooding Ceremony website for more information or to register.

Nov
19
Mon
2018 Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare: Engineering for an Aging Society
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The annual Johns Hopkins Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare brings together experts who advocate for leveraging new and emerging technologies to deliver better health care. We invite all Johns Hopkins faculty, researchers, students, staff and clinicians, as well as industry representatives, to join us at the symposium this fall.

Visit the symposium website for more information about this year’s program.

RSVP HERE

May
21
Tue
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.

Click here for more information.

Sep
25
Wed
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen @ Mason Hall Auditorium

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen will deliver a lecture titled “Biomechanics of the optic nerve head in glaucoma” as part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Marlin U. Zimmerman, Jr. Faculty Scholar.

Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve axons and remodeling of the connective tissues in the optic nerve head. High pressure in the the eye is a major risk factor for the disease, and lowering this pressure is currently the only effective way to slow the disease’s progression. Nguyen seeks to understand the fundamental biomechanical mechanisms through which changes in the intraocular pressure alter the physiological function of cells and remodel the collagen structures of the optic nerve head. In this presentation, she will describe ongoing work to measure the deformation response of the cellular and connective tissue structures of the optic nerve head to pressure, characterize alterations with age and glaucoma, model the effects of structural variations on the deformation and stress response, and investigate the mechanisms through which stress can direct connective tissue growth and remodeling.


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.

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