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The Washington Post
August 25, 2009
What We Need To Know Now
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A about the H1N1 virus features Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2009
All Md. hospitals linked to track swine flu
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that this week the Bloomberg School of Public Health will begin administering the first of 50 doses of an experimental swine flu vaccine as part of a large clinical trial under the sponsorship of CSL Biotherapies of Australia.

Maryland Daily Record
August 21, 2009
Lloyd Minor to learn more about Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes new JHU Provost Lloyd B. Minor and through a statement, Johns Hopkins president Ronald J. Daniels.

Maryland Daily Record
August 21, 2009
New Provost Appointed at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Lloyd B. Minor, a JH faculty member for the last 16 years and director of the Department of otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is the university's new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

New York Times
August 25, 2009
Research Trove: Patients’ Online Data
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes James Potash, an associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

New York Times – Economix Blog
August 24, 2009
Double-Dippers: Predicting a W-Shaped Recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Hanke, an economist in the Whiting School, was mentioned.

New York Times
August 25, 2009
Stanley Kaplan, Pioneer in Preparing Students for Exams, Dies at 90
Johns Hopkins angle: The obituary notes that some of Kaplan's first college preparatory classes were offered in Baltimore, "close to Johns Hopkins
University."

Bloomberg News
August 25, 2009
Endowment Losses Threaten No-Loan Policies as Guarantees Vanish
Johns Hopkins angle: Of the top 16 national universities ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 guide to colleges, all but one -- Johns Hopkins in
Baltimore -- adopted a variation of the program that replaced student loans with outright grants.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2009
UMBC men's basketball team to open at home vs. Morgan
Johns Hopkins angle: This college sports roundup notes that the university's field hockey team was picked to finish third in the Centennial Conference in a
vote of the conference's head coaches.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2009
Dr. Jack Sugar, atomic physicist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Sugar earned a degree in physics from university in 1951. He later earned both a master's and Ph.D. in the
subject, also from Hopkins, in 1959.

Fort Frances Times Online (Ontario Canada)
August 25, 2009
Nicotine in cars adds support for ban against smoking and driving: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canadian Press wire story reports on research by Patrick Breysse, a professor of environmental health engineering in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

HealthDay
August 25, 2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study includes comments from the study’s two co-authors: Patrick Breysse, a professor of environmental health engineering, and Ana Navas-Acien, an assistant professor of occupational and environmental health.

The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
August 25, 2009
MK considers bill to bar smoking in vehicles with kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study led by Patrick Breysse, a professor of environmental health
engineering, and Ana Navas-Acien, an assistant professor of occupational and environmental health.

The Irish Times
August 25, 2009
Passive smoking risk increases in cars
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece refers to a new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

KWY News Radio (Philadelphia)
August 25, 2009
Report Looks At Secondhand Smoke Riding in a Car
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio report refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study that found that nicotine concentrations were twice as high in
smokers’ car as in a bar or restaurant where people are smoking.

The Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.)
August 25, 2009
Report: Sleep apnea raises risk of death, especially for men
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gannett News Service story reports on research led by Naresh Punjabi, an associate professor of medicine in the School of Medicine.

Washington Examiner
August 25, 2009
Marta Mossburg: Dem donors fill list of O'Malley's business advisers
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the revived Maryland Economic Development Commission is chaired by Elias Zerhouni, an adviser to
Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Doings (La Grange, Ill.)
August 25, 2009
La Grange prepare for annual unity rally
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that a Henri Boyd Banks, a Lyons Township Hall of Fame inductee will be the keynote speaker at a local unity rally.
It states that Banks serves as associate director of development in the Office of Annual Giving at JHU.

GenomeWeb News
August 21, 2009
People in the News
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Kathy Hudson, director of JHU’s Genetics and Public Policy Center, will leave the center to join National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins as his chief of staff. It also mentions that current Genetics and Public Policy Center Deputy Director Joan Scott will take over the directorship role from Hudson.

The Daily Star (Lebanon)
August 25, 2009
Mercury crater to be named after Khalil Gibran
Johns Hopkins angle: This report states that the International Astronomical Union recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to confer the name of Lebanese writer and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran on an impact crater on Mercury. The article includes a quote from MESSENGER scientist Dave Blewett of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
August 21, 2009
Gustav Meier's long-awaited conducting book finally debuts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Gustav Meier is director of the graduate conducting program at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

CNBC-TV 18
August 25, 2009
Be in commodities, emerging mkts till Feb '10: Steve Hanke
Johns Hopkins angle: This transcript is of an interview with Steve Hanke, a WSE professor of applied economics.

The New Republic
August 25, 2009
A Sabotage of Justice
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to an article written by Ruth Wedgwood, a professor of international law at JHUs School of Advanced International Studies.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

USA Today
August 24, 2009
U.S. colleges prep for H1N1
As millions of students head back to campus this month, college and university health care workers are stocking up on masks and flu-fighting drugs such as
Tamiflu as they encourage students to get both annual seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine in mid-October.

Inside Higher Ed
August 25, 2009
Flu and Football Season
How bad would an outbreak of H1N1 have to get before an institution decided to cancel a big-time sporting event? Athletics departments say they have no clue, but hope prevention efforts keep them from finding out.


Chronicle of Higher Education
August 25, 2009
More Students Take Out Private Loans Before Exhausting Federal Ones
No one knows for sure what caused the increase, said Lauren J. Asher, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, which runs the Project on
Student Debt. But Asher thinks that companies' aggressive marketing of private loans during that time period and students' confusion about their federal-aid eligibility played a part.

Inside Higher Ed
August 25, 2009
Competition vs. Learning
It's harder to get into top colleges. But do long odds encourage students to learn more or game the system? A study finds minimal evidence of the former, and much of the latter.

Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2009
College Try: Chicago's Stock Sale
The University of Chicago last year sold $600 million in stock after a battle that split the endowment's bosses.

USA Today
August 24, 2009
Are social networks making students more narcissistic?
College students say social networking makes them more narcissistic, a national survey reports today — and they also believe their generation is the most
narcissistic of all.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
August 24, 2009
Survey Finds That Many Families Don’t Borrow for College
Tuition keeps going up and salaries aren’t keeping pace, but a lot of families, it seems, are able to pay for college without taking out loans.

New York Times – Think Again Blog
August 24, 2009
What Should Colleges Teach?
Blogger Stanley Fish, a professor of law at Florida International University and who once taught at Johns Hopkins, writes that he is "alarmed at the
inability of my students to write a clean English sentence."

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 2009
Temple says faculty stalling contract talks
Temple University has filed an unfair-labor-practice complaint against the faculty union, accusing it of failing to continue negotiating a contract because
of disagreement over union membership fees.


 

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