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Baltimore Sun
August 13, 2009
Hopkins lab starts work on Space Department building
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has started constructing a $60
million, five-story Space Department building to consolidate space scientists and engineers scattered
throughout 20 different buildings.

Washington Examiner (D.C.)
August 13, 2009
Hopkins physics lab starts work on new building
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article reports that construction has begun on a $60 million
space department building at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

The New York Times
August 13, 2009
In Obama Garden, Less Lead
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Ellen Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health sciences at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NPR "Morning Edition"
August 13, 2009
South Florida Hospitals Compete For Foreign Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned in passing as one of several prestigious hospitals
that have long been courting "medical tourists" from other countries, a practice now being actively pursued
by other hospitals.

NPR
August 9, 2009
Pregnant Women Weigh Risks Of H1N1 Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Fader, executive director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at JHU, was
featured in an NPR discussion about whether expectant mothers should get the H1N1 vaccine.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 13, 2009
Johns Hopkins Hospital named among most beautiful
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that the Johns Hopkins Hospital has been named one of the nation's
most beautiful hospitals by a company in Florida.

Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2009
Little Hearts, Big Problems
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about treating children with cardiovascular disease, quotes Marlene
Miller, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Miller led a recently published study of heart-drug
medical errors in children.

Wall Street Journal
August 12, 2009
Life, Death and Money in the ICU
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece on the high cost of treating people in the intensive care unit, was written
by Dr. Peter Pronovost, a professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School
of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
August 11, 2009
More volunteer help at hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about volunteer trends at local hospitals, quotes Keisha Baker Wilder,
manager of the Department of Volunteer Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CNNHealth.com
August 10, 2009
Peanut-free ballgame highlights food allergy dangers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information and quotes from Robert Wood, a pediatric food allergy
specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

MSNBC.com
August 10, 2009
Deep space smash as planets collide
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a journal article whose lead author is Carey M. Lisse, an
astronomer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, who is quoted.

NYTimes.com
August 12, 2009
Another Planet Smashup — Far, Far Away
Johns Hopkins angle: Astronomers led by Carey M. Lisse of APL report a mid-space collision between objects
the size of the moon and Mercury, spotted about 100 light years from Earth.

Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
August 11, 2009
NASA space telescope finds evidence of two worlds colliding thousands of years ago
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from the study’s lead author, astronomer Carey Lisse of
the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

New Scientist (U.K.)
August 11, 2009
Planetary smashup leaves trail of frozen lava
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from the study’s lead author, astronomer Carey Lisse of
the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

BBC News Online
August 11, 2009
Traces of planet collision found
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from the study’s lead author, astronomer Carey Lisse of
the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

United Press International
August 10, 2009
UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI science news roundup includes a brief headlined “Evidence of planetary
collision discovered,” with quotes from Carey M. Lisse, an astronomer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

New Kerala (India)
August 11, 2009
Scientists find evidence of high-speed planet smash-up
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story includes comments from Carey M. Lisse, an astronomer at JHU’s
Applied Physics Laboratory.

Universe Today
August 10, 2009
Spitzer Finds Evidence of Violent Planetary Collision
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Carey M. Lisse, an astronomer at JHU’s Applied
Physics Laboratory.

USA Today
August 13, 2009
What shape is the economic recovery in: U, V or W?
Johns Hopkins angle: Among the experts surveyed in this prediction article is Steve Hanke, a WSE professor
of applied economics.

CNNHealth.com
August 10, 2009
What to do if you're allergic to your pet
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Gregory Diette, an asthma specialist and associate
professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Miami Herald
August 11,2009
Fear, uncertainty haunt elderly as healthcare critics speak out
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from healthcare policy expert Gerard Anderson, a
professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
August 12, 2009
Even cops can't avoid the dark side
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Doug Ward, director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership in
the School of Education.

The Journal News (New York State)
August 11, 2009
Ball takes issue with health care reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a report by the School of Medicine that found that spending
by Medicare was "significantly lower than the private sector."

Linux
August 12, 2009
Penguin on Demand
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the computational science work of Natalia Trayanova, a Whiting
School professor of biomedical engineering.

United Press International
August 11, 2009
Guided care can save Medicare $15 billion
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study in which Bruce Leff, an associate professor of
geriatric medicine in the School of Medicine, was lead author, and Chad Boult, a professor of health
services research in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was principal investigator. Both are quoted.

Arizona Star (Tucson)
August 12, 2009
Ask Dr. Weil: Don't take DCA until research tells more about its effect
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column refers to a 2007 Johns Hopkins study of erectile dysfunction.

Renew America
August 12, 2009
Obamacare: not a slippery slope, but a cliff
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, the author quotes Maria Merritt, an assistant professor in the
Bloomberg School of Public Health and a faculty member of JHU’s Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.)
August 13, 2009
Leeches, maggots overcome squeamishness, earn medical respect
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that the medical use of maggots to cleanse wounds formally began at
Johns Hopkins Hospital under William Baer, who, in 1929, introduced the concept at a global conference.

Indianapolis Star
August 13, 2009
Under the sun
Johns Hopkins angle: This health and fitness column refers to a Johns Hopkins study indicating that not all
health-care workers may report to work in a flu pandemic. In fact, the study found, one in six will opt to
stay home, regardless of how severe the situation.

La Jolla Light
August 12, 2009
Brody named to oversight committee
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Salk Institute president William Brody, who was named to the
Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
spent 12 years as president of JHU.

The Hindu (India)
August 13,2009
Swine flu: AIDS patients not at greater risk of infection
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes quotes from Joel Gallant, a professor of infectious disease
medicine in the School of Medicine.

Southside Sentinel (Urbanna, Va.)
August 12, 2009
Jazz guitarist Joshua Walker at Groovin’ finale
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Joshua Walker received a scholarship in 2001 that allowed him
to attend JHU’s Peabody Institute, where he became the first full-time jazz guitar student at the
conservatory.

Hindustan Times (India)
August 12, 2009
New five-in-one vaccine for 10 million kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a quote from Mathuram Santosham, a professor in the Bloomberg
School of Public Health and executive committee member of the school’s Hib Initiative.

SmartMoney.com
August 13, 2009
What Your Job Means to Health-Care Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes information from Brad Herring, a professor of health policy and
management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Inside Higher Ed
August 13, 2009
Adding Currency to JSTOR
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that journal aggregator Project Muse at JHU has focused on
current titles, but is adding archival material to its mix.

Jewish Daily Forward
August 12, 2009
A Classroom Film That Explores the Tensions Over Marriage in Israel
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on the documentary film “Faces of Israel” mentions that its director, Amy
Beth Oppenheimer, started the film when she was a political science student at JHU and partly funded it with
an undergraduate research fellowship from university.

The Daily Herald (Everett, Wash.)
August 10, 2009
Everett-based Stealth trade for John Hopkins grad
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Washington Stealth, a National Lacrosse League team,
acquired Jamison Koesterer, a 2007 JHU graduate who played midfield for the Blue Jays and was a college
teammate of current Stealth standout Paul Rabil.

The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
August 13, 2009
UD, Johns Hopkins to meet in lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions that a matchup with perennial national power Johns Hopkins
highlights the University of Delaware's 2010 men's lacrosse schedule.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education

August 12, 2009
Private Colleges Freeze Salaries and Slash Benefits, Survey Finds
Two-thirds of private colleges plan to freeze salaries and 53 percent are cutting benefits, according to results of a survey released on Wednesday.

Bloomberg
August 13, 2009
University of Pennsylvania Endowment Beats Harvard With Stocks
The University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League school founded by Benjamin Franklin, beat Harvard University’s endowment by choosing the right stock pickers, investing in credit strategies and boosting its Treasury bonds.

Inside Higher Ed
August 13, 2009
Sleepwalking Students
A new study blames academic stress for college students lacking both quality and quantity of bed rest.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 12, 2009
U. of Illinois Will Adopt Admissions Reforms in 8 Weeks, President Pledges
The university will eliminate its "Category I" list of well-connected applicants and build a "fire wall" around admissions.

New York Times
August 12, 2009
Study Shows Rise in Average Borrowing by Students
The percentage of college students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree and no debt has remained almost steady over four years, but the amount of money borrowed has increased.

USA Today
August 12, 2009
Even as kids pack to go to college, it's not too late for aid
Few things are more demoralizing than receiving a bill that exceeds the amount of money in your bank account. Especially if your child's future hangs in the balance. That's the predicament facing many cash-strapped parents of college students as bills for the upcoming semester start to arrive in the mail. But even at this late date, there are options for aid.

Boston Globe
August 12, 2009
Strapped colleges keep leaders in luxury
The homes, many provided by universities as part of their presidents' compensation, are the ultimate perk in this college-rich region, but one that increasingly appears to represent a bygone era.  While the houses often serve an important ceremonial role and it is questionable how much money could be saved by their elimination, the very mention of them has elicited low-level grumbling on campuses and anxiety among university officials over the Globe's request to tour them.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 12, 2009
Will Your College Be Sued for Educational Malpractice? - Opinion
The number of educational-malpractice lawsuits may rise, even if such claims ultimately flounder in court. Why not file an inexpensive complaint if you have "lost" $70,000 ... and see what happens?  Other industries that once were not held accountable for fulfilling their core missions have already faced a similar trend.

Inside Higher Ed
August 12, 2009
States' Cautions on Simplification
The push to simplify the process of applying for federal financial aid has been steadily building momentum.  But lurking in the background has been the prospect that greatly limiting the amount of information that students and families must report on the FAFSA may serve the federal government's needs, but fail to give states the data they need to allocate their own grants and loans.

Associated Press
August 12, 2009
States cut aid to college students as demand booms
Struggling with budget shortfalls that reach into the billions, several states are making deep cuts in college financial aid programs, including those that provide a vital source of cash for students who most need the money.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 12, 2009
A Decline in Humanities
The story describes two doctoral candidates’ struggles finding liberal arts faculty positions, suggesting that their plight is not only reflective of the tight job market, but a preview of what could be worse in years to come. Doctorate students of color who are couched in humanities and liberal arts fields such as philosophy, communications, and ethnic studies could be especially impacted by college job cuts and hiring freezes.

Boston Globe
August 11, 2009
Harvard leaves itself open to a dressing-down
A  collection of high-end men’s sportswear named Harvard Yard, under license from Harvard University, is dividing the blogosphere into those who either love or hate the slim-cut preppy collection inspired by a New England collegiate look circa 1962. A recent search for “Harvard Yard clothing’’ brought up more than 300,000 hits on Google.

Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2009
Scholarship honors former state delegate
Sojourner-Douglass College created a scholarship Tuesday for students with financial difficulties in the name of a retired Baltimore delegate who sponsored legislation in the 1970s that made the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a state holiday in Maryland.

Newark Star-Ledger (N.J.)
August 11, 2009
College students from N.J. transferring to in-state schools in record numbers
New Jersey residents who left the state for college are transferring to schools back home in record numbers, drawn by the chance to save thousands of dollars on tuition, housing or both.  Monmouth University officials report transfer applications from four-year schools climbed 40 percent this year. An official at Fairleigh Dickinson University said these "free agents" helped hike overall transfer enrollments by 15 percent since 2007. Richard Stockton College reported a similar pattern.

Forbes Magazine "America's Best Colleges"
August 10, 2009
We Must Fully Fund Students - Opinion
Over the last three years, Congress has begun to address the student aid problem, and this year, the Obama administration is proposing to transfer some of the government's savings from reforms in the federal loan programs to further increasing Pell grants and Perkins loans.  But more can - and should - be done.  There is no more direct and immediate way to enhance college affordability than through existing student aid programs.

Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2009
Penn's 15.7% Decline Tops Ivy League Rivals
The endowment at the University of Pennsylvania expects to report a 15.7% decline for the fiscal year that ended in June, putting it ahead of its larger Ivy League rivals that are forecasting losses of 25% or more.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2009
Volunteers get first swine flu test shots
The University of Maryland's Center for Vaccine Development is one of nine academic sites nationwide testing a vaccine to fight the pandemic. Forty-seven adult volunteers began arriving at the medical center at 7 a.m. Monday for the first wave of trials, part of the government's ambitious effort to prepare for what's expected to be a severe flu season and the first step in what could be a campaign to inoculate millions of the most vulnerable Americans in October.

Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2009
Barnes & Noble Heads Back to School With College Booksellers Purchase
Barnes & Noble Inc. is buying its college-bookstore sibling from chairman Leonard Riggio, a move designed to add customers and bolster revenue as consumer-book sales flag.

Bloomberg
August 10, 2009
Barnes & Noble Buys College Chain for $596 Million (Update2) 
Barnes & Noble Inc., the largest U.S. bookstore chain, agreed to buy back Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. for $596 million from Leonard Riggio, the retailer’s chairman and founder.

Washington Post
August 11, 2009
Too Young for A Midlife Crisis
Call it a quarter-life crisis, the 20-something version of a midlife crisis, in which sufferers struggle to establish their sense of identity and purpose. It's not a new phenomenon, but today's young people seem to experience it more acutely than the young people who came before them. And with the tumultuous economy and job market meltdown of the past year, recent grads are getting a double helping of quarter-life anxiety.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 2009
Penn puts a new spin on the freshman project
Incoming freshmen to the University of Pennsylvania, as at many schools across the country, typically start their college careers reading a common book and then discussing it - an orientation activity meant to unify the class. This fall, the 19-year-old project takes a new twist at Penn: Students will study and discuss a painting, Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic. Penn officials said they think they are the first to use a painting for the orientation project, and national officials knew of no other school.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 10, 2009
Public Colleges Brace for Expected Drop in Out-of-State Students and the Revenue They Provide
Some cash-strapped public colleges this year hope to raise the percentage of out-of-state students in their freshman classes. Those students often pay twice as much as their in-state counterparts.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2009
200 students get $1 million in grants, interest-free loans
A Baltimore-based nonprofit group doled out $1 million in grants and interest-free loans to 200 Maryland students last week.

Inside Higher Ed
August 10, 2009
The Parent Gap
Many studies have found that low-income high school students and those whose parents are not well educated are less likely to enroll in college. And disproportionate numbers of black and Latino youth fall into this group.

Associated Press
August 9, 2009
Illegal immigrants spend millions extra on tuition
More than two years after Arizona voters passed a law denying in-state college tuition and other state-funded benefits to illegal immigrants, thousands of people are still applying for those services and being turned away.

Associated Press
August 10, 2009
Dartmouth to begin new Ph.D./MBA degree program
Dartmouth College is starting a new program to allow students who've just received doctorate degrees to earn business degrees on an accelerated schedule.

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