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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 2, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 5
In Brief


Manuel Barrueco of Peabody nominated for Latin Grammy

Classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member and alumnus, has been nominated for a Latin Grammy for Concierto Barroco in the category of Best Classical Album. The nomination was officially announced on Sept. 26. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Nov. 2 from Madison Square Garden. It is the first time the ceremony has been held in New York; previously, the awards were held in Miami and Los Angeles.

Concierto Barroco includes two works written for Barrueco by the internationally renowned composer Roberto Sierra: Concierto Barroco and Folias, plus an arrangement of Estonian master Arvo Part's sumptuous, ecstatic Fratres and two arrangements of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi.

A 1975 graduate of Peabody, Barrueco joined the faculty in 1990. Previous recordings include collaborations with Placido Domingo, Barbara Hendricks, Emmanuel Pahud, the King's Singers, Al Di Meola and the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras.


Women's LAX inks sponsorship deal with Under Armour

Janine Tucker, head coach of women's lacrosse, announced last week the signing of a sponsorship agreement between the Johns Hopkins team and Baltimore-based Under Armour. The five-year agreement is the longest such agreement in the history of the women's lacrosse program.

Under Armour, known for its moisture-wicking synthetic fabrics, will provide custom performance apparel — game uniforms, practice and travel gear, coach's sideline apparel and footwear — for the team. Johns Hopkins is the first women's lacrosse program to sign an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Under Armour for the items above.

Bill Kraus, the company's senior vice president of marketing, said, "Under Armour is proud to partner with Johns Hopkins, an esteemed university with an unparalleled lacrosse tradition. This partnership is a natural extension of our commitment to women's sports and improving the performance of female athletes all over the world."


U.N. special envoy to speak at SAIS about Mideast challenges

Terje Rod Larson, Norwegian diplomat and United Nations special envoy, will give a talk titled "Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at SAIS.

Larson, also president of the International Peace Academy, has served since December 2004 as the special envoy of the U.N. secretary-general for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559. He has been the key international negotiator on issues relating to the demands for withdrawal of Syrian troops in Lebanon, restoration of Lebanese sovereignty and the disarmament of all militias in Lebanon, including Hezbollah. Since the outbreak of the war between Hezbollah and Israel in July, Larson has been at the forefront of the United Nations efforts to find a solution to this recent crisis.

The event will be held in the Rome Building's first-floor auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-5745.


Free JHU/BMA ArtWalk planned for midday on Friday

As part of the city's Free Fall Baltimore program, the university's Homewood House Museum has teamed up with the Baltimore Museum of Art to offer Historic Homewood ArtWalk tours on Friday, Oct. 6.

Billed as "fun and informative," the guided walking tours connect two significant collections of American historic interiors and decorative arts. Stops on the 45-minute ArtWalk include Homewood's 200-year-old carriage house (today, the Merrick Barn), the BMA's Levi Sculpture Garden and the BMA's spring house designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

Tours meet at noon at Homewood House and 1 p.m. at the BMA. An interpretive brochure will be available at both locations for visitors to follow the ArtWalk self-guided.


Consumer Choice Award goes to JHH for 11th year in a row

For the 11th straight year, the National Research Group has given The Johns Hopkins Hospital its Consumer Choice Award for the Baltimore region. The award is based on ratings from health care consumers in the Baltimore and Bethesda, Md., metro areas, which cite Johns Hopkins as the top quality hospital in those areas. In Bethesda, Hopkins shared the award with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

NRC makes its awards based on its survey of more than 200,000 households in 80 markets in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. This year, 3,000 hospitals were cited in the survey.


N.Y. Federal Reserve Bank president to speak at SAIS

Timothy F. Geithner, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will give the next speech of the W. P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series at SAIS at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Geithner's topic is "Progress Toward Financial Stability in Emerging Market Economies." A 1985 graduate of SAIS, Geithner also will receive the Johns Hopkins University 2006 Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5636 or

The W. P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series was established to bring the best examples of public and private sector leadership to SAIS, where these executives can share with students and faculty their perspectives on success in the international arena.


University holiday schedule released for 2006-2007

The Office of Human Resources has finalized the schedule of university holidays for 2007. It can be found at: calendars/notices_announcements/holiday_calendar/ index.cfm.


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