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Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2009
Single act leads to new kidneys for 8
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Robert Montgomery, who led the transplant team.

The Washington Post
July 8, 2009
Dominoes Align for Key Kidney Transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the first successful eight-way chain of surgeries involving Johns Hopkins Hospital quotes Robert Montgomery, chief transplant surgeon at Hopkins.

Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2009
Eight-Way Kidney Transplant Sets Mark for Longest Chain
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes chief transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery. 

Washington Times
July 8, 2009
8-way kidney swap performed
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article describes the 16-patient domino kidney swap that involved Johns Hopkins Hospital. Robert Montgomery, the hospital’s chief transplant surgeon, and Pamela Paulk, a 55-year-old donor and a vice president of human resources at Johns Hopkins, are quoted. (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
July 7, 2009
Md. Doctors Set Kidney Transplant Record
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report focuses on a never-performed 16-person, four-hospital kidney swap that involved Johns Hopkins Hospital. Robert Montgomery, a transplant surgeon from the School of Medicine, and donor Pamela Paulk, a Johns Hopkins a vice president of human resources, are quoted. (Channel 2 – Baltimore)
July 7, 2009
Record Breaking Kidney Swap
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news reports on the recording breaking 16-patient kidney swap that involved Johns Hopkins Hospital and transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery and included donor Pamela Paulk, a Johns Hopkins a vice president of human resources. Video is posted to the right of the online article.

CBS News
July 7, 2009
WHO Working On Formulas To Model Swine Flu Spread
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert from the School of Public Health, is quoted.

July 7, 2009
Journalism Of Intimidation
Johns Hopkins angle: Column written by David Satter of SAIS.

Washington Examiner (D.C.)
July 8, 2009
Summer school expands in area, bucking national trend
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Jeff Smink, policy director for School for Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Pakistan Daily
July 8, 2009
Defining “Political Islam” in Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Anwar Ibrahim’s appointment as a visiting scholar here in March 2005 "did raise some Zionist eye-brows."

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 8, 2009
Keepings teens safe from HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: Allison Agwu, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Children’s Center, was quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2009
Competitive edge
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial mentions the university.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2009
Look out, Baltimore, health care reform is on the way
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock column mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital is No. 1 in the U.S. News and World Report ratings.

New Kerala (India)
July 8, 2009
Infants often given cardiac drugs in wrong doses
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Children’s Center research led by Marlene Miller, an associate professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

Trend News Agency
July 8, 2009
Obama, Medvedev's Moscow meeting to result in Russia's unwise concessions: political scientist David Satter
Johns Hopkins angle: David Satter, visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies, offers his view on the meeting between Obama and Medvedev.

Maryland Business Gazette
July 8, 2009
School system to be honored for summer learning
Johns Hopkins angle: Tomorrow, the university’s National Center for Summer Learning will recognize the Montgomery County school system for its efforts to support summer academic opportunities for students.

July 8, 2009
Ginkgo extract offers promise to cut stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, picked up by Chiropractic Economics, quotes Sylvain Dore of the School of Medicine on a study he and his team conducted.

Reuters Health
July 8, 2009
Treadmill exercise stimulates brain, improves walking in stroke patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, picked up by Chiropractic Economics, reports on research by Daniel F. Hanley of the School of Medicine.

AME Info
July 8, 2009
New method of surgery performed at Tawam Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with John Hopkins Medicine, performed the first Single Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), a new method of surgery, for the first time in the UAE.
July 8, 2009
How children can stave off vacation brain burnout
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions research on summer learning loss by Ron Fairchild, executive director of the National Center for Summer Learning.

Spero News
July 7, 2009
Regulating gun sales reduces trafficking
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on a study led by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and quotes Daniel Webster.

Baltimore Messenger
July 8, 2009
High Priority
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Michael Falk of the Whiting School.

Staten Island Advance
July 8, 2009
Staten Island ex-star breaks neck in surf
Johns Hopkins angle: John Benedetto, who was injured in a swimming accident on the New Jersey shore, played baseball here and earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2009
Hopkins grad Angeloni signed by Red Sox organization
Johns Hopkins angle: Chez Angeloni, the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NCAA Division III College World Series and a 2009 Johns Hopkins alumnus, was signed to a free-agent contract by the Boston Red Sox organization.

Havre Daily News (Mont.)
July 7, 2009
Geologists converge on Missouri Breaks to study lava formations
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions geologist and alumnus Carter Hearn, whose thesis for his doctorate in geology in 1955 was about mapping geological formations in a quadrant of the Bear Paws south of Cleveland.
July 8, 2009
Tori set to appear in Detroit
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that singer Tori Amos attended the Peabody Conservatory.

Commons News (Vt.)
July 8, 2009
Yellow Barn Festival Begins July 10
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on musical festival mentions that the Naumburg Award-winning Peabody Trio will appear.

Gazette Newspapers (Md.)
July 8, 2009
10-year-old Bethesda girl gets perfect score on talent search exam
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Griffin Myers, 10, recently received a perfect score on verbal portion of the university’s Center for Talented Youth Talent Search. Charles Beckman, director of communications for the program, is quoted.

Kirkland Reporter (Wash.)
July 7, 2009
Lamb wins award
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Mira Lamb from Finn Hill Junior High recently received an award from the university’s Center for Talented Youth at the University of Puget Sound.

GenomeWeb News
July 7, 2009
Genetic Tests Should be Registered, GPPC Recommends
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a new proposal made by the university’s Genetics and Public Policy Center.

Kansas City Star
July 7, 2009
Make Mondays meatless with Whole-Wheat Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce
Johns Hopkins angle: This food column mentions the Meatless Monday initiative and its association with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Israel National News
July 7, 2009
The Man Who has Cancer on the Run
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles David Sidransky, a professor of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine and a leading cancer researcher.


New York Times
July 8, 2009
Interracial Roommates Can Reduce Prejudice
Several recent studies have found that having a roommate of a different race can reduce prejudice, but such relationships are more stressful.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
July 8, 2009
A Pipeline from Miami to UPenn
High school students in Miami will be recruited to attend the University of Pennsylvania with the help of a program that strives to bring diversity to top colleges and universities.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
July 7, 2009
A New Web Site With a Focus on 34 Colleges in and Around Philadelphia
Student Union 34 is a Web site that strives to cover “34 four-year degree-granting universities and colleges in the Philadelphia region” and is “produced for college students, by college students, in cooperation with editors at The Philadelphia Inquirer.” It made its debut July 1.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 8, 2009
Reassessing the Value of Research Universities
We need a thoughtful, systematic assessment of America's research universities and what the country should do to ensure their ability to meet national needs in an increasingly competitive global environment.

Christian Science Monitor
July 7, 2009
Now, colleges pay students who defer school for service
While loan forgiveness for graduates who take service jobs has been common for years, what's catching on now is the idea of rewarding up front students who defer college to help others. More than 80 colleges and universities have started offering some matching grants for students who earn tuition assistance through AmeriCorps. At least 1,165 have signed on to match new government grants for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.  And Princeton University and Dickinson College recently created programs to support public service.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2009
Putting more fight in Towson pep song
Towson University is holding a contest for new fight song lyrics. The competition - open to students, alumni, faculty and donors - will run through July 17. The winner will receive $500. The university is changing its familiar tune in an effort to establish new traditions and to reflect that "Towson is not your father's Towson anymore," according to the band director.

Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2009
An Uphill Fight for the Right to Carry Guns on Campus
Even on an issue as divisive as gun control, states may be nearing something resembling a national consensus: Guns don't belong in a college classroom.

Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2009
Economic Slump Aids Student-Housing REITs
Education Realty Trust Inc. is set to open an upscale dormitory at Syracuse University's south campus this fall, with amenities ranging from a surround-sound movie theater to a fitness center. While the timing seems less than ideal -- the nation is battling a recession and the housing downturn drags on -- the gamble could pay off. There's a waiting list for the two-bedroom, two-bath units at the upstate New York university.

Washington Post
July 7, 2009
The Chuck Berry of the Engineering World
Using a series of equations, a circuit board and wiring, an engineering professor at the University of Maryland and his students have developed and are marketing an electric guitar that allows players to customize their sound.

Times of Trenton (N.J.)
July, 8, 2009
Princeton University alumni, supporters give $44.6 million
Alumni and supporters contributed $44.6 million to Princeton University in the past year, the third-highest annual total in the school's history but about $9.5 million less than last year, the university announced yesterday.

Johns Hopkins University