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Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2009
Newest frontier for social media: transplants
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story explores the story of Pamela Paulk, Johns Hopkins Hospital's vice president
for human resources, who donated a kidney to a Johns Hopkins Hospital painter and mechanic who needed it, and is blogging about the experience.

Honolulu Star Bulletin
July 6, 2009
Copter flight rule is safety starting point
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research conducted by recent public health studies graduate Wren Haaland and SoPH
professor Susan Baker.

Washington Post
July 6, 2009
No Ordinary Man, This Principal Has Influenced a Legion of Educators
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael A. Hunt, a Montgomery schools administrator with two graduate degrees from Johns
Hopkins University, is quoted in a column about his former assistant principal.

Wall Street Journal
July 3, 2009
Chlamydia, the Silent STD That Can Cause Infertility
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions a pilot program at Johns Hopkins enabling patients to test for chlamydia at
home. Charlotte A. Gaydos, a professor of infectious diseases in the SoM, is quoted.

Salon.com
July 6, 2009
The Obamas' first harvest
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about the White House garden quotes Roni Neff, research director at the Center for a
Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

National Public Radio
July 2, 2009
Pain Management And Prescription Painkillers
Johns Hopkins angle: This Talk of the Nation program exploring issues about painkiller use includes an interview with Dr. Paul Christo, director of the
Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Smash Hits (India)
July 4, 2009
Mixing in Earth's outer core causes geomagnetic dipole to collapse
Johns Hopkins angle: This Asian News International story reports on research by earth scientist Peter Olson of the Krieger School.

Wichita Eagle
July 6, 2009
College professors find Twitter a useful educational tool
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about how some college professors are using Twitter mentions that Mary Knudson, who teaches
writing at Johns Hopkins University, uses Twitter to encourage students to write concisely.

The Malaysian Insider
July 6, 2009
Anwar heads for court, again
Johns Hopkins angle: Bridget Welsh of the School for Advanced International Studies was quoted in this Reuters
story that appeared in a number of online publications.

Wall Street Journal
July 6, 2009
The President's Mission to Moscow
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece by David Satter, a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of
Advanced International Studies. He is writing a book on the Russian attitude to the Soviet past.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
July 4, 2009
Oppressed women in Arab world stand inspired by protests in Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Washington Post, quotes Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading
Lolita in Tehran" and a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Palladium-Item (Indiana)
July 6, 2009
Deaths expose flaws
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece originally from the Indianapolis Star mentions research into domestic violence conducted
by Jacquelyn Campbell of the School of Nursing.

Philanthropy Journal
July 6, 2009
Nonprofits under financial stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a report from the Johns Hopkins Listening Post project.

WFAA.com (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
July 6, 2009
Nation faces shortage of primary-care doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dallas Morning News piece mentions that researchers at Bloomberg School of Public
Health conducted a study which concluded that increasing the supply of specialists will not improve the country's health care in comparison to other industrialized countries, and it will likely lead to greater disparities in health status.

Ocala.com (Fla.)
July 4, 2009
For a Frugal Dieter, Weight Loss on a Sliding Scale
Johns Hopkins angle: Article about the cost of various weight loss programs notes that at Johns Hopkins Weight
Management Center, dieters pay $250 for an initial four-hour assessment with a medical doctor, a registered dietitian, a psychologist and a trainer. Follow-up visits are $125 a week, but that includes food.
 
Las Vegas Sun
July 5, 2009
The legacy of Chancellor Jim Rogers
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins University invited Rogers to teach a class at its "
world-renowned business school."

Patriot-News (Pa.)
July 6, 2009
Doctor and patient must team up to make system more efficient
Johns Hopkins angle: Personal column about the need for patients and doctors to work together notes that the
columnist's doctor is becoming a full-time professor and international medicine clinician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School.

Greenville Online (NC)
July 6, 2009
Bridging the gap
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story on summer learning notes that a program called "Bridges to a Brighter Future" was a
recent recipient of a 2009 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.

Huffington Post
July 6, 2009
Meet Meatless Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative run in collaboration with the
Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Art Daily
July 6, 2009
Juilliard Pianists Michael Brown and Eric Zuber are Winners of the 2009 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentioned that Eric Zuber, one of the two winners of the 2009 Gina Bachauer Piano
Competition at the Juilliard School, holds a bachelor’s degree and an artist’s diploma from the Peabody Conservatory, where he worked with Boris Slutsky.

Gant Daily (Pa.)
July 6, 2009
Scientists Want Ethical Guidelines Ahead Of New Stem Cell Developments
Johns Hopkins angle: AHN article reports on work by Debra Mathews, assistant director of science programs at the
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Zee News (India)
July 5, 2009
Reintroduce ballot papers as EVMs can be rigged: Advani
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions a study, conducted by the Johns Hopkins University and Rice University, which 
concluded that if one is able to gain access to the source code of an electronic voting machine, he can then cast unlimited ballots without detection.

Gulf News
July 4, 2009
Debating the dollar's future
Johns Hopkins angle: Column was written by Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School of Engineering economist.

Health-e (South Africa)
July 6, 2009
Youth love to Scrutinize
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Richard Delate, Country Program Director for Communication at Johns Hopkins Health
and Education in South Africa.

PsycPort.com
July 4, 2009
UR professor helps train mental-health workers in Iraq
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Paul Bolton and Judith K. Bass of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
Maryland Daily Record
July 3, 2009
On the Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Seth Taylor of the School of Nursing is among the recipients of the MidAtlantic
Cardiovascular Foundation 2009-2010 nursing scholarships.

Maryland Daily Record
July 6, 2009
Heard and By the Numbers
Johns Hopkins angle: News brief reports that U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said “We want medical providers to be aware
that the federal government will take action," after Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc. agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a federal False Claims Act lawsuit over its bills for government-paid care. Bayview continues to deny any wrongdoing.

Baltimore Business Journal

July 2, 2009
Johns Hopkins, Colliers Pinkard among bankrupt developer Opus East's creditors
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University, Colliers Pinkard and the Greater Baltimore Committee are some of the
more high-profile companies listed as creditors in Rockville developer Opus East LLC’s bankuptcy filing.

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New York Times
July 5, 2009
Say Hello to Underachieving
A generation accustomed to summer internships and trips to Italy faces long, hot days learning to kick back. Instead of
getting a jump on the boundless futures that parents and colleges always promised them, students this year are receiving a reality check. Well-paying summer jobs have grown scarce, and pre-professional internships are disappearing.

Associated Press
July 5, 2009
Harvard pres.: School has tough choices in decline
Drew Gilpin Faust started as Harvard's president when the university's prosperity seemed limitless. With its
ballooning wealth, Harvard planned almost frenzied growth, from a building boom into Boston to vast increases in student financial aid. Billions of lost endowment dollars later, though, Faust faces a much different reality.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2009
The Faculty of the Future:  Leaner, Meaner, More Innovative, Less Secure
The faculty workplace has changed significantly in the last 20 years: More women, minority professors, and adjuncts
have joined the professoriate. Information technology has led to new opportunities and expectations. The economic crisis has complicated long-term planning for scholars and institutions alike.

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 10, 2009
They Thought Globally, but Now Colleges Push Online Programs Locally
For years, some universities have dreamed of border-defying online programs that vacuum up tuition dollars far
beyond local students. But now a growing number of institutions are ramping up their efforts to attract working adults in their own backyards.

The New York Times
July 2, 2009
A College in Maryland Becomes a University
Next month, Loyola College in Maryland plans to officially re-brand itself as Loyola University Maryland. Such a
change raises questions about the distinctions between a college and a university, along with questions of how best to protect an educational identity while adjusting to modern reality.

Inside Higher Ed
July 6, 2009
Challenge to the Kindle
The slow but inexorable move to electronic textbooks, accelerated by the emergence of e-readers like Amazon's Kindle
and the Sony Reader, holds great promise for students who are visually impaired. But instead of welcoming May's news that numerous colleges were experimenting with Amazon's Kindle DX as a way to bring digital textbooks to their students, advocates for the visually impaired are strenuously objecting to it.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2009
Commentary: Stanford, Duke, Rice, ... and Gates?
An opinion piece offering this advice to Bill Gates: You should build a brand-new university, a great 21st-century
institution of higher learning. A university unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Inside Higher Ed
July 6, 2009
The Next Open Source Movement
While the open source movement has taken off in college course management systems, the administrative side of the
house has been almost entirely corporate. While some colleges use home-grown systems, the norm has been to use any of a number of vendors for systems that allow colleges to manage and report on budgets, billing and many other functions crucial to running a college. These administrative software systems cost millions of dollars to install and manage, and any malfunctions can be hugely frustrating to institutions.

University World News
July 5, 2009
GLOBAL: Trends in global higher education
Key drivers of a 21st century academic "revolution" are identified in a trend report produced for this week's UNESCO
World Conference on Higher Education. The drivers are the massification of tertiary systems everywhere, the 'public good' versus 'private good' debate, the impacts of information and communications technology, and the rise of the knowledge economy and globalization.

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