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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 17, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 7
In Brief


Parking, transportation changes at Homewood announced

Several important changes related to parking and transportation services have been made at Homewood.

Effective today, Oct. 17, the Ellerslie-Homewood shuttle service has been altered. The new schedule is available at

Van service around the campus's perimeter — clockwise from in front of MSEL — has been added from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., also starting today. During the first two weeks, there will not be a published schedule. When needs are determined, a schedule will be announced. For details, go to

Greg Smith, manager of Parking and Transportation, said that spaces are still available in the San Martin Center garage. To sign up, go to and then call or visit the Parking Office in Shriver Hall. Also, Smith said that payroll deductions continue to be a problem. Anyone needing to report a personal issue should send a message to


Friends of Libraries marks 400th anniversary of 'Don Quixote'

The Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries will present a lecture by Harry Sieber, professor of Renaissance and baroque Spanish literature, called "Don Quixote of La Mancha: Adventures in Reading" on Monday, Oct. 24, at the George Peabody Library.

A member of the Romance Languages and Literatures faculty since 1967, Sieber has also served as general editor of Modern Language Notes and as key editor of the journal's Hispanic issue. He is the curator of the current exhibition at the Peabody Library, "Celebrating 400 Years of Don Quixote de la Mancha," which highlights selections from the library's rich collection of Don Quixote editions. The exhibition runs through Jan. 15.

A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede the lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. To attend, contact Stacie Spence at or 410-516-7943.


SAIS to host Washington book launch of 'American Hostage'

SAIS will host the Washington, D.C., book launch of American Hostage: A Memoir of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq and the Remarkable Battle to Win His Release, by Marie-Helene Carleton, a 1998 SAIS graduate, and Micah Garen at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 17. The book was released by Simon & Schuster last week.

Carleton and Garen, partners in life and work, will tell the story of their experiences as journalists in Iraq, Garen's kidnapping by a Shiite insurgent group and the efforts of Carleton and Garen's family to tap a global network of SAIS graduates, associates and friends to win his release. They will read from the book they co-authored and show images from the documentary film project — about the looting of Iraqi antiquities after the fall of Saddam Hussein's government — that took them to Iraq. The two also will discuss the role of journalists in conflict zones.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-5648.


JHPIEGO program receives USAID award of $20 million

JHPIEGO, the lead partner of the ACCESS program, has received an associate award for a project titled "Addressing Unmet Needs for Family Planning in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Programs" from the U.S. Agency for International Development. ACCESS is a USAID-sponsored program aimed at reducing maternal and newborn deaths and improving the health of mothers and their newborns. Through this award, JHPIEGO will lead efforts that increase the utilization and sustainment of quality family planning services in low-resource settings worldwide.

The total amount for the five-year award is estimated to be $20 million. ACCESS partners include Save the Children, the Futures Group, the Academy for Educational Development, the American College of Nurse Midwives and Interchurch Medical Assistance.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded JHPIEGO $187,000 for the first year of a three-year program combating malaria in pregnancy. JHPIEGO will work in Tanzania to expand access to preventive measures such as insecticide-treated bed nets and antenatal care, and to ensure prompt and effective treatment of malaria among pregnant women.


European Commission President Barroso to speak at SAIS

Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal, will speak at SAIS on Tuesday, Oct. 18, on United States-European relations. The event, at 5 p.m. in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium, is hosted by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Barroso also will announce a European Commission award creating the EU Center of Excellence for Washington, D.C., a consortium of five national capital area universities — SAIS, American, George Mason, George Washington and Georgetown.

The award of more than $350,000 will support for three years a series of multidisciplinary research, education and outreach programs to strengthen knowledge among students, scholars, opinion leaders and the media about the European Union. The center is coordinated by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and its director, Professor Daniel Hamilton.

To attend Barroso's talk, non-SAIS affiliates must RSVP to 202-663-5730 or


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