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Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2009
New Epidemic Fears: Hackers
Johns Hopkins angle: Avi Rubin, technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this article about the safety of electronic records.

The Washington Post
August 4, 2009
A Serious Illness Can Isolate a Family
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about man fighting a life-threatening illness, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

USA Today
August 4, 2009
Number of Americans taking antidepressants doubles
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes James Potash of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

BBC News (UK)
August 3, 2009
Dementia link to 'mid-life ills'
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins researchers worked on the study featured in this story.

National Public Radio – All Things Considered
August 3, 2009
Low Vitamin D Levels? Sardines To The Rescue
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the School of Medicine worked on the study featured in this story.

Baltimore Sun
August 4, 2009
Ocean City Council votes to ban salvia
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Matthew W. Johnson, assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Maryland Business Gazette
August 4, 2009
Talk of tax hikes could hurt Kratovil's re-election attempt
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

Martinsburg Journal (W. Va.)
August 4, 2009
Children recognized for high scores
Johns Hopkins angle: CTY is mentioned.

ScienceNOW
August 3, 2009
Undoing the Damage of Glaucoma
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Harry Quigley, an ophthalmologist and glaucoma researcher of the School of Medicine.

Gulf News
August 3, 2009
Example for fiscal prudence – Op-Ed
Johns Hopkins angle: Written by Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics in the Whiting School.

San Jose Mercury News
August 3, 2009
Two residents selected for county Grand Jury
Johns Hopkins angle: This listing of community news mentions that Timothee Fruhauf has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honorary society at Johns Hopkins University.

Urbanite
August 2009
Web Exclusive Stories
Johns Hopkins angle: Includes a story by Mary Banks, who in 2007 earned a bachelor of arts degree from the Writing Seminars.

HealthDay
August 4, 2009
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Michelle Mielke, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
August 4, 2009
Governor O'Malley Announces Plans For Red Line
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news piece discusses the proposed Red Line transit system that will run from east to west Baltimore, from Woodlawn to downtown Baltimore before moving on to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

WTOP.com (Washington. D.C., radio station)
August 4, 2009
O'Malley proposes two new rail lines
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Red Line, one of the rail lines proposed by the governor, would run from the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County to the Johns Hopkins Bayview medical campus.

Maryland Daily Record (AP)
August 4, 2009
O'Malley chooses light rail for transit projects
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article mentions that state officials favor light rail for a Red Line transit route between Woodlawn and the Bayview medical campus in East Baltimore.

Newsweek.com
August 4, 2009
Money Talks
Johns Hopkins angle: This news report about terrorism in Nigeria includes comments from Peter Lewis, director of the Africa program at the SAIS.

CentralJersey.com
August 3, 2009
MONTGOMERY: Health work overseas inspires local grad
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles Kerry Lee Shannon, who is enrolled in a joint MD-Ph.D. program on a full scholarship at the School of Medicine. It also states that In 2007, she graduated from Johns Hopkins with a master of public health degree, concentrating on humanitarian assistance.

Gazette Times (Corvallis, Oregon)
August 3, 2009
Students recognized for academic excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This community news brief reports that six Corvallis students were honored May 31 in Salem at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

UTV (U.K.)
August 4, 2009
Middle-aged smokers at higher risk of dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that researchers at four U.S. universities, as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, studied men and women whose health was assessed in 1990-92 as part of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, who were then checked in 2004 to see if they had been hospitalized with dementia.

Dayton Daily News (Ohio)
August 3, 2009
Is caffeine safe? Experts disagree
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a Johns Hopkins study suggests that true caffeine addiction and withdrawal symptoms can occur even from drinking as little as one cup a day.

Daily Record (Maryland)
August 3, 2009
Summer jobs program provides opportunities
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides six-week employment at various workplaces, including Johns Hopkins’ Bayview campus. Michael Wu, an 18-year-old freshman at Johns Hopkins who participated in the program, is quoted.

The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
August 1, 2009
Kitzen-Abelson graduates from Curtis Institute
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Matthew Kitzen-Abelson, a trumpet player who recently graduated from Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, will continue his musical studies in the fall at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Times-Tribune (Scranton,Pa.)
August 2, 2009
Namedropper
Johns Hopkins angle: This community news column mentions that John Wilson, a dean's list student at Peabody Conservatory of Music, has been inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honor society.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Associated Press
August 3, 2009
Obama celebrates post-9/11 GI Bill
President Obama on Monday saluted the extension of GI Bill education benefits to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, saying they sacrificed broad while others back home sought to make money or play politics.

Greenville News (S.C.)
August 4, 2009
College presidents using Facebook, Twitter to reach out to young people
Converse College President Betsy Fleming reaches out to potential students with a YouTube video and soon she'll be Twittering.  Fleming, 40, is among the nation's youngest college presidents and is enjoying her dive into a new world of social media.  She's one of a growing number of college presidents using electronic tools to recruit the newest generation of college-bound young people.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 4, 2009
Obama's Great Course Giveaway
The Obama administration has released only vague statements about its $500-million-dollar online-education plan. But Chronicle interviews with a senior Education Department official and others whose ideas have informed the emerging policy suggest how colleges might use these courses - and how Carnegie Mellon, repeatedly cited by officials, might offer a model for the effort.

Inside Higher Ed
August 4, 2009
The Challenge of Comparability
Of all the accountability systems that have emerged from within higher education in the last few years, perhaps the most aggressive and expansive, a project known as Transparency by Design, has come from a group of primarily online institutions that serve adult students.

The Washington Post
August 4, 2009
A Different UDC Prepares for Debut
The University of the District of Columbia reopens later this month amid the most far-reaching changes in its 32-year history. When classes resume Aug. 26, the District's only public college will operate as two entities, both effectively new to the District: a two-year community college, open to all, and a four-year "flagship" university with selective admissions and tuition comparable to state universities in Virginia and Maryland. The schools will have separate faculties and student bodies.

Inside Higher Ed
August 4, 2009
Shift in Middle East Studies?
New generation of students -- veterans and others returning from Afghanistan and Iraq -- may have different focus from many who have traditionally entered  the field.

New York Times
August 4, 2009
Innocence Is No Defense – Op-Ed
Columnist Bob Herbert writes that the recent arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. “was the latest in a series of troubling incidents that have left law-abiding members of the Harvard community feeling as though they were unfairly targeted and humiliated because of their race.”

Associated Press
August 1, 2009
Millionaire says he can't meet $16M pledge to Fla. University
One of Florida Atlantic University's largest donors says he can't fulfill a $16 million pledge to the school, blaming the tough economy. It had been the largest donation in the university's history.

New York Times
August 4, 2009
U. of Illinois Trustee Quits Over Scandal
Niranjan S. Shah, the chairman of the university’ trustees, has been accused of allowing admissions based largely on personal and political connections.
 

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