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Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2009
Hopkins medical professor, Minor, is new provost
Johns Hopkins angle: Medical professor Lloyd Minor will become the university's new provost, or chief academic officer. University President Ronald J. Daniels and Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine, are quoted.

The Washington Post
August 23, 2009
Paul G. Silver (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Silver who died in a car accident along with his 22-year-old
daughter, had been a research associate professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at JHU
since 1986.

WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.)
August 22, 2009
Researchers find positives in Hurricane Bill
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research being conducted by Tony Dalrymple, a coastal engineering expert and WSE professor of civil engineering.

The Washington Post
August 23, 2009
The Question: The Fear Factor
Johns Hopkins angle: This online blog features a response from Yash Gupta, dean of Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School. 

Maryland Daily Record
August 24, 2009
Learning lab opened
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief about a virtual learning classroom at a high school in Baltimore County mentions Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

Baltimore Sun
August 24, 2009
Gastroparesis more likely in women
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Linda Lee, board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and the director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center.

Baltimore Sun
August 23, 2009
Howard students win in robot competition
Johns Hopkins angle: Ethan Myers had a summer internship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

MyCentralJersey.com
August 24, 2009
Monroe mom organizes group to help gifted teens socialize
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a 13-year-old boy student who takes courses through JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

The Times Online (U.K.)
August 24, 2009
Killing us softly: GB's real drink problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to Bloomberg School of Public Health research indicating a link between rising soft drink consumption and obesity trends.

Channel News Asia
August 24, 2009
Researchers warn of harsh flu season in northern hemisphere
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PhillyBurbs.com
August 24, 2009
College News
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Christina Santhouse, a speech-language pathology major at Misericordia University who underwent a hemispherectomy in 1996 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was awarded a 2009 Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship by the Hemispherectomy Foundation.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
August 24, 2009
Lentz family turns tragedy into opportunity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a report from the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery, indicating that the survival timeline for most children following diagnosis of an intrinsic brainstem glioma is less than a year. 

The Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
August 24, 2009
Scientists discover bacteria 'which causes colon cancer'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on School of Medicine research and quotes Cynthia Sears, a professor of infectious diseases, and Drew Pardoll, a cancer immunology specialist.

New Kerala (India)
August 24, 2009
How diarrhoeal bacteria may cause some colon cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on School of Medicine research and quotes Cynthia Sears, a professor of infectious diseases, and Drew Pardoll, a cancer immunology specialist.

Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2009
UCLA professor Kara Cooney hosts 'Out of Egypt' on Discovery Channel
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Cooney received her doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from JHU in 2002.

New York Post
August 23, 2009
PUNY CUNY TUITION A BIG DRAW IN TOUGH TIMES
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Hyeondo Hwang was accepted to JHU but chose to attend low-tuition City University of New York, which offered him a full-tuition scholarship.

The Oregonian (Portland)
August 22, 2009
Northwest HMOs cited as alternatives to a government-run health plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes information from Leiyu Shi, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of the school’s Primary Care Policy Center.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
August 21, 2009
N.J. shooting deaths draw focus to 'two universes' of gun culture
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes comments from Jon Vernick, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

HealthDay
August 21, 2009
Good Trauma Program Boosts Patient Survival
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on School of Medicine research indicating that a surgeon's experience doesn't affect trauma patients' chances of survival if they're treated within a structured trauma program.

The Hindu (India)
August 22, 2009
ISRO, NASA team up to locate water-ice on Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a joint moon research project by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Indian Space Research Organisation, in which data was downloaded to JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
August 21, 2009
NPR religion reporter dusts off fingerprints of God
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that National Public Radio reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty interviewed Roland Griffiths, a School of Medicine professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, regarding the effect of psilocybin (mushrooms) on spirituality.

Washington Examiner
August 21, 2009
Woman pleads guilty to identity theft
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports Michelle Courtney Johnson, who worked as a patient services coordinator for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for stealing patient information.

Baltimore Sun
August 24, 2009
Circulator bus delayed until summer's end
Johns Hopkins angle: Buses for the second route, a U-shaped path that connects Johns Hopkins Hospital with Fells Point, should be ready in October.

The Washington Post
August 24, 2009
Jack Sugar (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The atomic physicist received a bachelor's degree in 1955 and a doctorate in 1960, both in physics and both from Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
August 24, 2009
George M. Brady (Obit)
The Founding Director of the James W. Rouse Co. received a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 23, 2009
Tales of life, death and the city
Johns Hopkins angle: John R. "Jack" Yates had a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore and two master's degrees from Johns Hopkins, including one in education.


Maryland Daily Record
August 24, 2009
Woman pleads guilty to identity theft
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that a former employee of Johns Hopkins medicine, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for stealing patient information.



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USA Today
August 24, 2009
Privacy concerns arise over student data
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 lets schools decide how much student information they designate as public record for use in school directories, yearbooks and other school publications, says Jim Bradshaw, with the U.S. Department of Education. Outside groups have access to public record information.

Inside Higher Ed
August 24, 2009
Carrying Out the Higher Ed Act
The Department of Education on Friday proposed a set of regulations for a broad range of provisions -- on such topics as campus safety, illegal sharing of digital files, and educating students with disabilities -- that Congress enacted as part of last year's renewal of the Higher Education Act.

Inside Higher Ed
August 24, 2009
Quick Takes: H1N1 Outbreaks
Several more colleges and universities are reporting outbreaks of H1N1 virus, or students with flu symptoms that could indicate H1N1.

New York Times
August 22, 2009
Universities Are Preparing for Back-to-the-Classroom Outbreaks of Swine Flu
All across the country, universities are making plans in the expectation that dozens or hundreds of their students will fall ill with the new H1N1 flu as classes start over the next few weeks.

Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2009
Harvard Endowment Regroups
Harvard's shift is the latest example of an elite school trying to regroup after a year when the strategy of investing in hard-to-sell assets like private equity backfired. Harvard faces the same problem as some other schools: too great a commitment to illiquid holdings. It has projected a negative return of as much as 30% for the fiscal year that ended in June, roughly in line with its Ivy League peers, though recent market rallies may improve results.

Boston Globe
August 24, 2009
3 colleges to offer combined curricula
At a time when many colleges have been forced to cut back and reevaluate what they offer, Wellesley College has found common ground with Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Babson College, a business school with an entrepreneurial bent. Under the new partnership, faculty will jointly develop programs designed to equip students to tackle major world problems, such as energy supply and national security, from different academic perspectives.

New York Times
August 23, 2009
Quenching a Thirst for Learning
An adjunct professor at a community college writes that although she makes little money, she keeps teaching because she feels needed.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
August 21, 2009
Letting Students Know They May Qualify for Additional Aid
As more people are asking for more money, aid officials say many students and parents slammed by unexpected economic hardship do not realize that under a policy recently announced by the federal Education Department, they might qualify for more assistance.

Baltimore Sun
August 24, 2009
Notre Dame College is pharmacy pioneer
When 70 students start courses at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland today, they will become the first class of the first school of pharmacy at an American women's college. Notre Dame will become the second institution in Maryland to train professional pharmacists.

Washington Post
August 23, 2009
Issues That Matter to You: Higher Education Costs
As college campuses prepare for the fall semester to begin, the two men running for governor in Virginia are turning their attention to higher education, one of the central issues emerging in this year's gubernatorial race.

Inside Higher Ed
August 24, 2009
Before the Fall
State and local support for higher education grew 5.7 percent during the last fiscal year -- just before the economy fell apart.

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