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ABC News
July 9, 2009
Early Language Abilities May Protect Memory Decades Later
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on research, conducted by School of Medicine's Juan Troncoso and team, which revealed that
superior language skills in young adulthood may stave off Alzheimer's disease later on, even in people who have the brain plaque that is typically a precursor.

National Post (Canada)
July 9, 2009
Young adults with strong language skills may be resilient to Alzheimer's later: study
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters story describes research, conducted by School of Medicine's Juan Troncoso and team, 
which revealed that superior language skills in young adulthood may stave off Alzheimer's disease later on, even in people who have the brain plaque that is typically a precursor.

HealthDay

July 9, 2009
Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study co-authored by Diego Iacono, a research fellow in
neuropathology in the School of Medicine, who is quoted.

Gant News (Pa.)
July 9, 2009
Study Shows Language Skills May Be Alzheimer's Predictor
Johns Hopkins angle: All Headline News story about work by Juan Troncoso and team at the School of Medicine.

Irish Health
July 9, 2009
Language skills reduce dementia risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Another article about a study, conducted by SoM's Juan Troncoso and team, linking superior language
skills in young adulthood to less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Smash Hits (India)
July 9, 2009
Superior language skills in 20s may protect against Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI report on  study by SoM's Juan Troncoso and team, linking superior language skills
in young adulthood to less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Channel 4 News (London, U.K.)
July 9, 2009
Language skills offer protection
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on a study led by Juan Troncoso, a professor of neuropathology in
the School of Medicine.

Wired Science
July 8, 2009
Nun Brains Show Language Skills Predict Future Alzheimer’s Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a School of Medicine study, quoting co-author Diego Iacono, a
research fellow in neuropathology.

BBC News Online
July 8, 2009
Language 'predicts dementia risk'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Juan Troncoso, a professor of Neuropathology in the
School of Medicine, who is quoted.

City Pulse
(Lansing, Mich.)
July 8, 2009
More than Gomez Addams
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles Johns Astin, mentioning his current Krieger School post as the
director of the Program in Theatre Arts and Studies in the Writing Seminars Department.

Baltimore Sun

July 9, 2009
Grocers jump on 'local' produce bandwagon
Johns Hopkins angle: Amanda Behrens of Johns Hopkins University's Center for a Livable Future, which deals
with sustainability issues.

Washington Post
July 8, 2009
An American in Burgundy Is Feeling the Squeeze
Johns Hopkins angle: Blair Pethel, an American who emigrated to France with his family to become a winemaker
in Burgundy, holds a doctorate from the Peabody Institute.

Business World Online
July 9, 2009
Stabilizing prices through targeting
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions work by Whiting School economist Steve Hanke.

McClatchy Newspapers

July 8, 2009
China replacing U.S. as top trade partner in Latin America
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School for Advanced International Studies commenteed in this story.

National Review Online
July 9, 2009
Spread Freedom? Not So Much
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions Joshua Muravchik of the School for Advanced International Studies.

Nature News
July 9, 2009
Human genetics: One gene, twenty years
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Garry Cutting, a cystic fibrosis researcher and
pediatrics professor in the School of Medicine.

Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
July 9, 2009
MCG researcher meets Nobel Prize winner
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a Medical College of Georgia student who had the opportunity to
meet and discuss her research with Nobel Prize winner Peter Agre, now director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Armenian Reporter
July 9, 2009
As Mexico’s ambassador visits Los Angeles, an Armenian-Mexican task force is established
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Arturo Sarukhán, the ambassador of Mexico in Washington, earned
his master's degree in U.S. foreign policy from Washington's Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1991).

Carlisle Sentinel (Pa.)
July 9, 2009
Flu scare at Dickinson College
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports that Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY) program
at Dickinson College was temporarily suspended after about 40 of the 485 participants showed signs of the flu.

CNNHealth.com
July 9, 2009
Study: Night owls may benefit from evening strength
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Nancy Collop, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders
Center.

WCBD-TV (South Carolina)
July 9, 2009
Study: Night owls may benefit from evening strength
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Nancy Collop, Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders
Center.

Space Daily
July 9, 2009
New Horizons Wakes For Annual Checkout
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a successful systems check of the Pluto-bound New Horizons
spacecraft, which is operated by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Alice Bowman, New Horizons mission operations manager at APL, is quoted.

The Coloradan
July 9, 2009
BASE Camp lends enrichment to summer
Johns Hopkins angle: Director of a summer program aimed at preventing summer learning loss commented that her
program operates "on the Johns Hopkins model, which prevents summer slide and really concentrates on links to learning."

Rediff News
(India)
July 9, 2009
'Should I go abroad for MBA studies?'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this online chat, overseas education consultant Karan Gupta recommends Johns Hopkins
as a good place to enroll for an advanced degree in biotechnology.

The Clarion-Ledger  (Jackson, Miss.)
July 9, 2009
People in Business
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Gwen Windham, who has just joined the faculty of the
University of Mississippi Medical Center, has a medical degree from Johns Hopkins.

The33tv.com (KDAF-TV – Dallas, Tex.)
July 8, 2009
Parkland Hospital is Paperless
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites a recent Johns Hopkins study of 40 Texas hospitals that found that
hospitals whose technology ranked in the top third had 15 percent fewer deaths and a 21 percent decrease in complications.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
July 8, 2009
Wright to be Washington Co.'s first female judge
Johns Hopkins angle: Dana Moylan Wright received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from JHU.

AME Info
July 9, 2009
Carnegie Mellon sends winning regional Botball team to Global Conference on Educational Robotics
Johns Hopkins angle: The 2009 Global Conference on Educational Robotics was held at the National Conference
Center featured talks by internationally recognized robotics experts Johns Hopkins University and other academic institutions.

Ethiopian Review
July 9, 2009
Experts reveal best ways to save an aging brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Michelle Carlson, Ph.D., the associate director of the Center on Aging and Health at
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, is quoted.

Al-Bawaba.com (United Arab Emirates)
July 9, 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.

Community Times (Westminster, Md.)
July 8, 2009
Owings Mills upholsterer not thinking of retiring
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that a new business called A Woman’s Touch Upholstery already has a
contract with Johns Hopkins Hospital to reupholster waiting room chairs, examining tables, and other hospital furniture.

Baltimore Sun
July 9, 2009
Hopkins' Neuwirth, 2 others to compete in 18th Maccabiah
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins water polo standout Jamie Neuwirth and former Blue Jays standouts David
Kraus (wrestling) and Mike April (baseball) are among the more than 8,000 athletes from approximately 60 nations who will participate in the 18th Maccabiah games in Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning on Friday.

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Inside Higher Ed
July 9, 2009
The Case of the Disappearing Liberal Arts College
Fundamentally, the future of the liberal arts college is uncertain. The traditional residential liberal arts
college offering a coherent educational program based firmly in arts and science fields and offering a shared intellectual experience to all of its students may be dying out. Or the liberal arts college may gradually be evolving into a new, more up-to-date form.

Inside Higher Ed
July 9, 2009
A Geneticist for NIH Director
President Obama chooses the genome scientist Francis Collins as his nominee for director of the biomedical
research agency.

Inside Higher Ed
July 9, 2009
Head of Aid Group Indicted
Philip Day, the president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, was indicted
Wednesday on a series of felony charges related to allegations from his previous job, as chancellor of the City College of San Francisco. The charges say that Day diverted college funds illegally to political campaigns that supported the college, such as bond measures. Such spending, if it took place, would violate California law.

Inside Higher Ed
July 9, 2009
Disconcerting Data on Student Debt
Analysis of federal statistics shows rise in borrowing for college, especially costlier and riskier
alternative loans.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 9, 2009
More Students Borrow More Money to Pay for College
Nearly 53 percent of full-time undergraduate students borrowed money to attend college in 2007-8, compared
with 49.5 percent in 2003-4, according to the Education Sector's analysis of data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. The proportion of students who borrowed at public two-year institutions and private, nonprofit four-year institutions stayed about the same over that time period, while the proportion at public four-year colleges grew slightly.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 9, 2009
Hofstra's Ambitions Confront the Economy
The economic crisis is wreaking havoc on colleges of all types and sizes. But to institutions trying to
improve their academic profiles, like Hofstra University, the recession is causing the worst headaches. For them, tight credit markets, tapped-out donors, and squeezed budgets are threatening a backward slide no one expected.

Wall Street Journal – China Journal blog
July 9, 2009
Two-Thirds of Recent Chinese College Grads Already Employed
Despite the global economic downturn, a reported 68 percent of China’s more than six million newly minted
college grads have already managed to find employment, according to an announcement by China’s Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

New York Times – The Choice blog
July 8, 2009
How Much Is Too Much for College?
This blog entry is about a recent Huffington Post article by the authors of “On My Own Two Feet: A Modern
Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance,” who write about how with a changed economic landscape, people have lost sight of what they can afford to borrow, and the tenets of taking out loans in years past no longer hold true.

Bloomberg
July 9, 2009
University of Virginia Adds Private Equity to Meet Commitments
The University of Virginia may double investments in private-equity, real estate and commodities as U.S.
colleges are squeezed by commitments to fund managers made before financial markets collapsed.

Associated Press
July 8, 2009
Virtual college tours: Low-cost campus snapshot
For high school students who have the time and money to travel, visiting a college campus is the best way to
get a sense of the students, the faculty, and the feel of the place where they’ll be spending four years (or more). But for those who can’t visit, or who are just beginning their search, there’s a Web site called YOUniversityTV, offering virtual tours of about 400 colleges and universities.

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