Skip Navigation

jhu_logo


Today's News

     

Today's News Home
Archives
headlines@hopkins

 ____________________

Today's News is a service of the Office of News and Information.

901 S. Bond Street
Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone 443.287.9960 | Fax 443.287.9920 | todaysnews@jhu.edu

U.S. News & World Report
July 15, 2009
America's Best Hospitals: the 2009–10 Honor Roll
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in the magazine's ranking of the nation’s best medical centers, Johns Hopkins Hospital tops the list, as it has every year from 1991 on.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2009
Hopkins ranked best hospital again
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Hospital - for the 19th consecutive year - is America's best hospital, according to the annual rankings of 4,800 hospitals published today by U.S. News & World Report.

Maryland Daily Record
July 16, 2009
Hopkins Tops Hospital List
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Johns Hopkins Hospital has earned the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of more than 4,800 American hospitals for the 19th consecutive time. The hospital also placed first in three medical specialties and in the top 16 in 13 others, according to the magazine.

Forbes.com
July 15, 2009
Million-Dollar Ears
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports on research being conducted by says Charles C. Della Santina, director of the Vestibular Neuroengineering Laboratory in the School of Medicine.

New York Times
July 16, 2009
Chemicals and Our Health
Johns Hopkins angle: Column by Nicholas Kristof quotes James Yager, professor of toxicology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, as agreeing "that there are huge uncertainties but ... that pregnant women and children should be cautious" about exposure to certain chemicals called phthalates.

U.S. News & World Report Online
July 15, 2009
Brain Stimulation: Can Magnetic or Electrical Pulses Help You?
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Brains & Behavior” blog includes a comment from Frederick Lenz, a professor of neurological surgery in the School of Medicine.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 16, 2009
Project Trident: Microsoft's look ahead to science future
Johns Hopkins angle: This Microsoft blog article includes a quote from Alex Szalay, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

HealthDay
July 16, 2009
Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Akira Sawa, an associate professor of molecular psychiatry in the School of Medicine.

USA Today
July 15, 2009
U.S. studies Afghan health successes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that although Afghanistan's health statistics remain some of the worst in the world, they have improved markedly over the past seven years, according to annual assessments by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2009
Hamstringing hospitals won't cut costs
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed opposing recent hospital rate action by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission mentions cost-cutting patient safety efforts at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
July 16, 2009
Summer program a 'Dream Catcher'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information attributed to the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

The Advertiser News (Vernon, N.J.)
July 16, 2009
Kids should still have structure during summer break from school
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research by the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
July 16, 2009
Utah researchers link 'heart healthy' diet, brain function
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Utah State University researchers are collaborating with colleagues at Johns Hopkins to study genetic and environmental factors associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

New York Times
July 16, 2009
Tossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the "fat acceptance" philosophy mentions “The Evolution of Obesity,” a book published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

New York Times
July 16, 2009
Counselors Make Their Tour of Colleges a Long Workout
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned as one of the stops on a bicycle tour of mid-Atlantic colleges by a group of college counselors.

NYTimes.com
July 15, 2009
Petition for Fed Independence
Johns Hopkins angle: Seven JHU economists are signers of the petition discussed in this economics blog posting.

NYTimes.com
July 15, 2009
Paulson Expected to Face Hard Questions on Merrill
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog entry on today's congressional testimony from former Treasury Secretary mentions that he is now a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins.

Brookline TAB (Massachusetts)
July 16, 2009
Brookline woman searching for her brother's hero
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns Lynne Haupt, who attended Johns Hopkins and who is now searching for a bone marrow donor for her brother, who is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for an aggressive form of leukemia.

Dundalk Eagle (Maryland)
July 16, 2009
Toddler will attend school after having brain surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is an update on 3-year-old Jailynn Lefevers, who had surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove the right half of her brain on Feb. 5. The article states that the surgery was performed by George Jallo, an associate professor of pediatric neurological surgery.

The Chronicle Journal (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)
July 16, 2009
Medical officer of health hired
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that  the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s new medical officer of health, Henry Kurba, received his master’s degree in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ridgefield Press (Conn.)
July 16, 2009
Ridgefielder Inducted into Hopkins Hall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Jenn Ward, who helped put the women’s lacrosse  team on the map in the mid-1990s, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame along with eight other former Blue Jay sports stars.

Sammamish Reporter (Washington State)
July 16, 2009
Lacrosse star showcases powerful shot on the Plateau
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Paul Rabil, a member of Washington State’s new National Lacrosse League Team. It mentions that Rabil was a top player on the men’s lacrosse team at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2009
Dr. Worth B. Daniels
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary on School of Medicine faculty member and alumnus Worth Daniels, described as a "retired prominent internist and Baltimore philanthropist" and a supporter of the School of Nursing.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2009
Charles A. Forbes Jr., lumber executive
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary on 1942 engineering graduate Charles Armstrong Forbes Jr., a Reisterstown lumber company executive and outdoorsman.

The Washington Post
July 16, 2009
Thomas J. Kennedy Jr. (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Thomas J. Kennedy Jr., a biomedical scientist, was a 1943 graduate of Johns Hopkins University medical school.


***********************
HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
***********************

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 15, 2009
Congress Takes Next Step Toward Simplifying Student-Aid Form
When President Obama unveiled his plans to streamline the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, he called on Congress to strike from the form several questions about family income and assets. Today the U.S. House of Representatives took the first step toward that goal, in a sweeping student-aid bill introduced by Rep. George Miller of California, chairman of the education committee. Among many other changes, the legislation would remove questions about aid applicants’ assets from the form, known as the Fafsa.

New York Times
July 16, 2009
Collaborating for Profits in Nanotechnology
Giant universities and start-up companies are finding they need one another to bring the benefits of nanotechnology to the public.

Washington Post
July 16, 2009
Our Silent Education Emergency – Opinion
The columnist uses the story of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor to illustrate “the silent education crisis” in America.

Wall Street Journal
July 16, 2009
A Privacy Law That Protects Students, and Colleges, Too
Some critics say a number of schools are deliberately misreading the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in order to keep scandals and other unflattering news from hitting the media. Those complaints rankle advocates of student privacy, who say that, if anything, the three-decade-old law should be expanded.

Boston Globe
July 16, 2009
Millions more going to college? - Opinion Piece
There has been spirited debate in the education community about whether or not the president's goal - for America to once again have the highest number of college graduates in the world by 2020 - is attainable. Much of the concern has focused on whether high schools are adequately preparing students for college. There has been little discussion about the inverse challenge:  Is higher education ready to accommodate - and graduate - millions of additional students.

Charlotte Observer (N.C.)
July 15, 2009
Employees jump at Duke offer
Nearly 300 Duke employees have grabbed an early retirement offer, the university's first attempt to slash payroll without laying off workers. The incentive plan's success doesn't guarantee that Duke won't have to lay off workers at some point. Duke eventually wants to trim its total payroll by about 1,000 workers in an effort to cut $125 million from its annual operating budget.

Washington Post
July 16, 2009
A Sister's Good Word Lands a Full Scholarship
Nearly 10 years after leaving college, Laurel resident Kendra Lee, 32, wanted to return to school, but, as a single mother, she didn't know how she could afford it. Help came unexpectedly when she was one of 30 people nationwide to receive a scholarship from the University of Phoenix's Paying It Forward program. Lee received nearly $50,000 for tuition to the online college.

Inside Higher Ed
July 16, 2009
Australians Open U.S. Med School
In transnational program, American students will begin medical school in Brisbane, and end it at the U. of Queensland's new clinical school in New Orleans.

Inside Higher Ed
July 16, 2009
'All the Bells and Whistles'
First, some community colleges built dormitories. Now, with more full-time and traditional-aged students, others build stand-alone student centers like those at four-year universities.

Inside Higher Ed
July 16, 2009
More Cadets, More Scholarships
ROTC sees increase in enrollment for two of its programs and increase in applications for the third. But the economy may be only part of the reason why.

Johns Hopkins University