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Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2009
Argentina's President Kirchner Loses Control of Congress
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Riordan Roett, a Latin American specialist at SAIS.

Wall Street Journal
June 29, 2009
Real Time Economics
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a new paper, co-written by Christopher D. Carroll, a Krieger School economics professor, looking at whether consumers are experiencing a fundamental shift or a short-term lull.

Reuters Blogs
June 30, 2009
Saint Augustine and the U.S. consumer
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that Krieger School economist Christopher Carroll thinks U.S. consumers have finally gotten religion when it comes to saving, after years of free spending.

TopCancerNews.com
June 30, 2009
A New Method for the Study of Cell Detachment
Johns Hopkins angle: Denis Wirtz, a Whiting School professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2009
Avoiding the summer brain drain
Johns Hopkins angle: Brenda McLaughlin, director for research and evaluation at the School of Education's National Center for Summer Learning, is quoted in this story about summer learning loss.

The Price Albert Daily Herald (Saskatchewan, Canada)
June 30, 2009
Summer learnin', having a blast 
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research by the School of Education’s Center for Summer Learning.

Washington Post
July 2, 2009
A Summer Vacation Of Intensive Learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Maryland Summer Centers Program, the state's signature summer program for gifted and talented students, has been cut from next year's budget. The program’s sites include the Center for Space Science at APL.

Dothan Eagle (Alabama)
July 1, 2009
Moneyville provides enrichment for Wiregrass students
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature reports that, according to the School of Education's Center for Summer Learning, students lose about two-and-a-half months of learning over summer vacation, meaning they come back in August knowing less than when they left in May.

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Ca.)
July 1, 2009
Man gets stem cells grown from own heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the first person to be given heart stem cells grown from a sample taken from his own heart in an attempt to repair scarring from a heart attack mentions that the procedure was based on a study by the Cedars Heart Institute with the collaboration of Johns Hopkins University.

Cardiology Today
June 30, 2009
Patient receives infusion of own cardiac cells to repair damage from MI
Johns Hopkins angle: The first procedure in which a patient’s own cardiac stem cells are used to repair the patient’s injured heart muscle is completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as part of a clinical trial. JHU is part of this study.

Newstrack India (ANI)
July 1, 2009
World's First: Stem cells from own organ used to treat damaged heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story about the first person to be given heart stem cells grown from a sample taken from his own heart in an attempt to repair scarring from a heart attack mentions that the procedure was based on a study by the Cedars Heart Institute with the collaboration of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2009
Hopkins Bayview settles false-claims case
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Bayview Medical Center has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle allegations that it filed false claims to federal health benefits programs for nearly two years.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 30, 2009
Johns Hopkins Bayview settles false claims complaint with Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Bayview Medical Center has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle allegations that it filed false claims to federal health benefits programs.

The Daily Record (Maryland)
June 30, 2009
Bayview to pay $2.75M in False Claims Act settlement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Bayview Medical Center has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a federal False Claims Act lawsuit over its bills for government-paid care.

MLive.com (Michigan)
June 30, 2009
Hopkins agrees to $2.75M false claims settlement
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that Bayview Medical Center has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle whistleblowers' claims that it inflated federal payments by reporting patients had conditions that were not diagnosed or treated.

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2009
In a tough economic year, Jewish charity hits mark
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, more than 80 percent of the nonprofit organizations surveyed by JHU's Center for Civil Society Studies early this year reported experiencing some level of fiscal stress, and close to 40 percent described the stress as "severe" or "very severe."

Washington Business Journal
June 30, 2009
Survey: Nonprofits combating financial stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Lester M. Salamon, director of the university's Center for Civil Society Studies.

Houston Business Journal
July 1, 2009
Survey: Nonprofits combating financial stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a new survey release by Johns Hopkins and includes a comment from Lester M. Salamon, director of the university’s Center for Civil Society Studies.

CapeGazette.com (Delaware)
July 1, 2009
Dr. Karyl T. Rattay appointed to top post at Division of Public Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Karyl T. Rattay, a part-time associate in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed director of Delaware’s Division of Public Health.

Journal of the American Medical Association
July 1, 2009
Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviews a book published by JHU Press.

United Press International
June 30, 2009
Domenici has shoulder replaced
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story reports that former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici has undergone shoulder replacement surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The article includes a comment from Ed McFarland, a Johns Hopkins doctor who specializes in reverse shoulder surgery.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
June 30, 2009
In praise of John Barth's 'The Floating Opera'
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog about novelist (and former JHU professor) John Barth's 1957 novel, The Floating Opera, mentions "Hopkins' frathouses of the 1920s."

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 30, 2009
Hopkins exec blogs kidney donation
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital exec Pamela Paulk donated a kidney to a person in need and has been blogging about it.

Red Orbit
July 1, 2009
Largest very distant galaxy cluster survey complete
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the research team includes Alessandro Rettura, an associate research scientist in the Krieger School's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

New Scientist
July 1, 2009
Trendy science findings more likely to be wrong
Johns Hopkins angle:  Steven Goodman, an epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, is quoted.

New Orleans Times Picayune
July 1, 2009
'Professor Arturo' Pfister brings his poetry home to New Orleans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Pfister earned a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins.

The Memphis Daily News
July 1, 2009
Methodist University Hospital Names Essex Assistant Administrator
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Jeshahnton “Shaun” Essex, who earned his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins, has been named assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
July 1, 2009
Researcher on hunt for Parkinson’s cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Virginia Commonwealth University's new Parkinson's initiative will be led by James P. Bennett Jr., who earned his medical degree and a Ph.D. in pharmacology at Johns Hopkins and also did postdoctoral study in neuropharmacology.

Houston Chronicle
June 30, 2009
UT chancellor sounds alarm on higher ed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa did his medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

EJazz Blogs
July 1, 2009
Cuban rhythms meet the African Skies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that jazz piano prodigy Joel Holmes earned his degree at Peabody.

St. Charles Sun (Mo.)
July 1, 2009
Gastrointestinal Health Specialists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Tarun Mullick received training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.

The Warren Record (N.C.)
July 1, 2009
Ferruccio headed to China on Fulbright Scholarship

Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Uriah Ferruccio studied at SAIS' Summer Arabic Language Institute.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
July 1, 2009
New Princeton lacrosse coach Chris Bates faces new and different challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes men’s lacrosse Coach Dave Pietramala regarding current athletic recruiting trends.

Baltimore Sun
Raymond P. Srsic
July 1, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Srsic earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
July 1, 2009
Ohio: Alumni Group to Buy College
Antioch University agreed to transfer the campus of the financially struggling Antioch College to an alumni group that plans to turn it into an independent school.

New York Times
July 1, 2009
Binge Drinking on Campus
While binge drinking remains high at colleges, it has dropped among people of the same age who do not attend college. It’s time for colleges to look at their drinking policies.

USA Today
July 1, 2009
Paying college tuition with credit card gets costlier
The movement comes as colleges face budget shortfalls and look to trim costs wherever they can. When students use a credit card, institutions have to pay an average of 2% to process the transaction. Traditionally, colleges have borne these costs themselves. But they're increasingly rethinking these policies - and passing costs along to students - amid the difficult economy.

Inside Higher Ed
July 1, 2009
Assessing Accountability
Most states don't have systems in place to measure college students' learning outcomes, and rare is the state that actually uses accountability data to drive policy decisions, a new Education Sector report says. The group's survey determined that 38 states have little if any system for measuring learning outcomes, adding that 36 states have yet to develop a method for linking college funding to performance.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 1, 2009
New Tool Compares Scholars' Research Strengths
The scholarly publishers Elsevier and Springer have unveiled new research gauges that promise to help universities pinpoint their strengths.

Chronicle of Higher Education - News Blog
June 30, 2009
Colleges Are Tapping Restricted Endowment Funds, Survey Finds
The financial crisis is prodding colleges and foundations to take advantage of a new law that allows increased flexibility in endowment spending, according to the results of a survey released today by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. A report on the survey results is available on the association’s Web site, which also features a description of the law and a magazine article about endowment spending.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2009
Push for Greener Buildings Gains Advocates, but When Is Green Really Green?
The new standard for campus energy efficiency is buildings that are heated and cooled off the grid, with no waste products.

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