Peabody to celebrate the life of opera director John
Conservatory of Music will host "A Celebration of the
Life of John Lehmeyer" at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in
Friedberg Concert Hall.
The celebrated opera director, who died May 26, was a
longtime Peabody faculty member. In addition to his
productions for the Peabody Opera Theatre, Lehmeyer
directed numerous opera and theater productions for the
Baltimore Opera Company, Washington Summer Opera, Center
Stage, Theatre Hopkins and other companies.
The celebration will include musical performances, a
video and remembrances by family, friends and colleagues.
Participants include Roger Brunyate, director of the
Peabody Opera Theatre; Michael Harrison, general director
of the Baltimore Opera Company; and Tom Hall, music
director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, who will
conduct members of the BCAS, the Baltimore Opera Chorus and
the Peabody Opera Chorus in Faure's Sanctus and In
Paradisium. The members of the three choruses will also
sing "Make Our Garden Grow" from Leonard Bernstein's
Candide, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, Peabody's Ruth
Blaustein Rosenberg Music Director.
For more information, call 410-659-8100, ext. 2, or go
Best Dressed Sale opens Thursday at
This is the week that many of Baltimore's fashion
aficionados have been waiting for. The Best Dressed Sale
and Boutique, an annual fundraiser of the Women's Board of
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opens on Thursday, Oct. 2, at
Evergreen Carriage House.
Proceeds of the sale of gently used women's, men's and
children's clothes benefit patient care at JHH.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on
Carsons, Goldseker Foundation to be honored for
Pediatric Neurosurgery Ben Carson and his wife, Candy,
will be honored as Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year
at a National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by the
Association of Fundraising Professionals-Maryland Chapter.
The Carsons are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund,
which supports students in Baltimore City public schools.
To date, more than 800 Carson Scholars have been named and
have received $1,000 awards invested for college.
The Goldseker Foundation of Maryland will be honored
as 2003 Outstanding Foundation of the Year.
The event will be held on Nov. 5 at the Hyatt Inner
Harbor, with a thousand guests expected. It is presented by
Ketchum in partnership with the Baltimore Business Journal
and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
New software helps states to manage Medicaid
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public
Health have developed new ACG-Medicaid computer
software to help states manage Medicaid funds more
efficiently and effectively. The ACG System, which stands
for Adjusted Clinical Groups, is a risk assessment tool
that enables health care providers, insurers and health
maintenance organizations to describe or predict a
population's past or future health care utilization and
ACGs are widely used to set "risk adjusted" capitation
payments for health plans and doctor groups to make sure
the budget matches enrolled patient needs. ACG-Medicaid is
a streamlined version of the original ACG-Case Mix software
used since 1991. The new program will be offered, free of
charge, to qualified state Medicaid programs.
The system is currently used in Maryland, Minnesota,
Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and other states to manage
billions of state health care expenditures.
Wednesday Noon Series begins with Clio Award
A presentation of the 2003 gold and silver Clio Award-
winning TV commercials will open the fall Wednesday Noon
Series on Oct. 1. The Clio Awards were founded in 1959 to
recognize creative excellence in advertising.
The Wednesday Noon Series is presented by the
Office of Special Events on the
Homewood campus. Programs are held on Wednesdays from noon
to 1 p.m. in Shriver Hall.
Other upcoming events include "The Road Round
Ireland," a dramatic performance by Irish actors Sam and
Joan McCready, on Oct. 8; "The George W. Bush Presidency:
An Early Assessment," a lecture by Fred I. Greenstein,
author of the JHU Press book by the same name, Oct. 15;
"The Best Things Come in Threes," a rhythmic musical
performance by the Francis Poulenc Trio, Oct. 22; and
"Celebrating the Chesapeake," a slide presentation and
panel discussion about saving an endangered habitat, with
JHU Press authors David W. Harp, Tom Horton, Marion Warren
and Mame Warren. For more information, call the Office of
Special Events at 410-516-7157.
Welch Library adds wireless access to JHU network,
The Welch Library Advanced Information Technology
staff have implemented a wireless environment on the East
Baltimore campus that supports wireless access to the Johns
Hopkins network and to the Internet. Welch's Wireless
Support Service offers hardware and software installation
with technical support after installation.
Welch facilities supported by the service are the
second and third floors of the Welch Building, all book
stacks areas, the Greenhouse, the OAC Lab, Meyer Library
and the Nursing Information Resource Center. The network is
compatible with the wireless networking throughout the JHMI
campus, with the exception of the School of Public
Library users who would like to request wireless
service can fill out a form available at
An appointment for installation will be arranged
following the submission of the request form. The cost is
$95 for wireless cards and $50 for installation; the latter
fee is waived for students.
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