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Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2009
Nigeria's Amnesty Program Draws Criticism
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about unrest in the delta region of Nigeria, quotes Peter Lewis, director of the African studies program at SAIS.

Maryland Daily Record
August 6, 2009
State awards $10 million for medical records system
John Hopkins angle: This article about the development of a statewide system to exchange medical records, mentions Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Washington Post
August 4, 2009
On Leadership Blog: Opportunity Still Ahead
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, discusses how President Obama's conversation with Professor Gates of Harvard University and Sergeant Crowley demonstrated positive aspects of the president's leadership.

Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2009
Autocracy and the Decline of the Arabs
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was penned by Fouad Ajami of the School for Advanced International Studies.

New York Times Blogs
August 5, 2009
The New Old Age: Hope, With a Deductible
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jane Gross blog mentions Thomas Finucane of the School of Medicine.

Minnesota Public Radio
August 5, 2009
St. Paul cops to focus on domestic violence cases
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on domestic violence quotes Jacquelyn Campbell, a domestic violence expert from the school of Nursing.

ABC News
August 6, 2009
Defying Dialysis, Man Bikes Across Country
Johns Hopkins angle: Alicia Neu of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story about a cyclist.

ABC News
August 5, 2009
'At the Movies' Drops Hosts Lyons, Mankiewicz
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumnus A.O. Scott will co-host "At the Movies."

National Review Online
August 5, 2009
Russia Sends a Message
Johns Hopkins angle: David Satter of SAIS wrote this "The Corner" column.

Forbes.com (Reuters)
August 5, 2009
UPDATE 2-Celgene cancer drug may be less harmful to heart
Johns Hopkins angle: David Ettinger, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, was quoted.

Inthenews.co.uk
August 5, 2009
Study shows what triggers dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers here co-authored a study that said people should consider modifying their lifestyle in middle age to avoid dementia in later life.

KCBS (Oakland, Calif.)
August 5, 2009
Journalists Return, but Women Still Hunger Strike
Johns Hopkins angle: Jae Ku, director of the US-Korea Institute at JHU, was quoted in this article.

Malaysian Insider
August 6, 2009
Critics take aim at 'two for the price of one' diplomacy
Johns Hopkins angle: Jae Ku, director of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, was quoted in this article.

The Scotsman
August 6, 2009
Parents warned of summer 'brain drain'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about summer learning loss mentions research out of the university’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Deseret News
August 5, 2009
Caffeine's effects on the body
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study at Johns Hopkins University that suggests that true caffeine addiction and withdrawal symptoms can occur from drinking as little as one cup of coffee per day.

Examiner.com (N.Y.)
August 5, 2009
Gifted Education 101: What qualifies a child as gifted in NYC schools?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about gifted children mentions the university’s Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2009
Mural fails to please parking garage critics
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted in this story about plans to paint a mural on two sides of a parking garage planned for West Saratoga Street.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2009
Medical data exchange gets startup funds
Johns Hopkins angle: Erickson Retirement Communities, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health and the University of Maryland Medical System are collaborating to build a statewide health information exchange that would give doctors computerized access to patients' medical histories.

Lexington Minuteman (Mass.)
August 6, 2009
Singer leads trip through time, space
Johns Hopkins angle: Soprano Elisabeth Halliday is a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory.

Weight Loss Surgery Channel
August 6, 2009
After Weight Loss Surgery, Eating is a New Adventure
Johns Hopkins angle: Margaret Furtado, clinical nutrition specialist for the bariatric surgery program at Bayview Medical Center, shares her healthy eating tips for bariatric patients.

ABC15.com (Phoenix, Ariz.)
August 6, 2009
Animal rights group offers to help with Arizona budget woes
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals notes that Johns Hopkins endorses one meat-free day a week.

Annapolis Capital
August 5, 2009
Light rail coming to New Carrollton
Johns Hopkins angle: Governor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday the $1.6 billion Red Line in Baltimore will be a 14-mile light-rail line operating between Woodlawn and the Johns Hopkins Bayview medical complex.

Online International News Network
August 5, 2009
Electrical Muscle Stimulation Helps Knee Arthritis
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research by Laura Talbot of the School of Nursing.

Grist
August 5, 2009
Meat, climate change, and industry tripe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes a blog by Ralph Loglisci of The Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2009
Jays picked to win title
Johns Hopkins angle: The football team has won four Centennial Conference titles and is in strong position to add No. 5 this season.

ScientificAmerican.com
August 6, 2009
Heart-Lung Machine May Not Be the Culprit in Post-Op "Pump Head" Syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Ola Selnes, a professor of neurology in the School of Medicine. Selnes is quoted.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
August 6, 2009
Centennial Conference taps Blue Jays as preseason favorite
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a pre-season poll of Centennial Conference football coaches and sports information directors selected the Blue Jays as the top choice to claim this year’s championship. Standout running back Andrew Kase is cited as one reason for this selection.

The Times of India
August 6, 2009
Premarital virginity vows don't work
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Janet E. Rosenbaum of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
August 6, 2009
Footsteps for Others to Follow In
Johns Hopkins angle: JHH is mentioned in this article about an elderly man who is a competitive runner.


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Forbes Magazine
August 6, 2009
Making the M.B.A. Worthwhile
Only half of the class of 2009 was offered a job three months prior to graduation, down from 62 percent last year, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council. 

Washington Post
August 6, 2009
The University of Heloise
In the next few weeks, 18.4 million college students will begin their fall semester, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Enter Heloise, the syndicated columnist and dispenser of practical household advice, who has been speaking at colleges. Among her tips for students: Vacuuming sheets and spraying them with Febreze is not as effective as washing them with soap and water.

Washington Post
August 6, 2009
Reaching Out to Students Through Their Teachers
A dozen Virginia science teachers gave up one precious day of summer in late last month to attend a Biotech Boot Camp at Northern Virginia Community College's Manassas campus.

Associated Press
August 5, 2009
Will budget cuts cripple California colleges?
When California college students return to campus this fall, they'll find crowded classrooms, less access to faculty and counselors, fewer campus services and more difficulty getting classes they need to graduate — all while paying higher fees.

USA Today
August 6, 2009
West Point tops 'Forbes' best colleges list
The U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., is the top college in Forbes magazine's list of America's best colleges. Also among the top 10: Princeton University, California Institute of Technology and Williams College.

USA Today
August 6, 2009
A college freshman at 45, he hopes 'to inspire'
Going back to school is not an easy task for anyone, but Don Rains, a 45-year-old up-and-coming freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, is up for the challenge.

Inside Higher Ed
August 6, 2009
Passage to India
Kapil Sibal, minister of human resource development, is pushing to open India to foreign universities hoping to set up campuses there.  Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is among those pulling for him. The majority of foreign universities currently operating in India conduct their business via "twinning arrangements" or program-specific collaborations, but if legislation that Sibal is pushing becomes law, that could change -- and Duke is only one such interested party watching.

Associated Press
August 6, 2009
UM library evacuated after suspicious package is found
Authorities evacuated the main library at the University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday to investigate a suspicious package, which turned out to be harmless.

Washington Post
August 6, 2009
Uneven Playing Fields – Op-Ed
H. Clay McEldowney, a director of the College Sports Council, writes, “With endowments shrinking, donations falling and operating budgets squeezed, colleges and universities face great pressure to cut costs. Athletic departments are an obvious target. But, troublingly, men's sports are disproportionately bearing the brunt.”

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