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Washington Business Journal (D.C.)
July 17, 2009
Shady Grove life sciences park to expand
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that The Montgomery County Planning Board has approved the master plan for a new, expanded Shady Grove life sciences research park, stretching into the former Belward farm now owned by JHU. Elaine Amir, executive director of the university’s Montgomery County campus, is quoted.

Washington Post
July 17, 2009
Montgomery Panel Passes Redevelopment Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions the university’s “science city” proposal.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 17, 2009
Microbes take center stage
Johns Hopkins angle: The biotech development near the hospital is mentioned.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 17, 2009
Venture capitalist is bullish on biotech, and here’s why
Johns Hopkins angle: The biotech development near the hospital is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2009
Coping with the 'he-cession'
Johns Hopkins angle: This column, about how the challenging economy has led more men to apply for jobs traditionally staffed by women, includes comments from Nicholas Martin, one of 12 men in the newest class at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2009
Billie Holiday statue finally gets finishing touches
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Marion Pines, a senior fellow at JHU’s Institute for Policy Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2009
Janice W. Harwood (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Janice Harwood became an instructor in the Peabody Institute’s
Elderhostel program.

FoxNews.com
July 17, 2009
Is the U.S. Flag From Apollo 11 Still Standing?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally from Space.com, refers to a new book, "The Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology and Heritage," which was co-edited by Ann Darrin of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

HealthDay
July 17, 2009
Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on research led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Yahoo! News
July 17, 2009
Circumcision helps protect men, not women from AIDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story focuses on research led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

BBC News Online
July 16, 2009
HIV circumcision study ends early
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg.com
July 17, 2009
Circumcising HIV-Infected Men Doesn’t Cut Transmission to Women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ChannelNewsAsia.com (Singapore)
July 17, 2009
HIV: Male circumcision does not shield women
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse wire story reports on a study led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WebMD.com
July 16, 2009
Circumcising Men With HIV Won't Protect Women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Maria J. Wawer, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Vail Daily (Colo.)
July 17, 2009
Vail fares better than others
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the town's local marketing council has been working with a marketing researcher for the past year to partner the local hospital with Johns Hopkins University, a process which is still underway.

Kansas City InfoZine
July 17, 2009
When Robots Invaded the Senate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes a recent National Science Foundation event for U.S. Senate members and staffers, during which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried his hand at guiding a robot developed by JHU researchers that allows surgeons to make precise movements while ‘feeling' the variety of surfaces the robot's hand comes in contact with.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
July 17, 2009
New Orleans students take no vacation from learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes from a study by Karl Alexander, a Krieger School sociology professor who found that two-thirds of the achievement gap between "disadvantaged youngsters and their more advantaged peers" can be explained by summer habits.

The News and Observer (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.)
July 17, 2009
Transplant chains may soon stretch across nation
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature focuses on best friends Kaaren Johanson and John Foley, who were part of the first 16-person kidney donation chain last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital and who are now promoting kidney donations.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
July 16, 2009
Hopkins Tops "Honor Roll" For 19th Year In A Row
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report, with video, quotes several Johns Hopkins Hospital staff members regarding another number-one ranking that the medical center received in the latest U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best hospitals.

SmartMoney.com
July 17, 2009
What Health-Care Reform Will Really Cost You
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes information from Brad Herring, a health economist in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
July 16, 2009
Huntsman's confirmation as ambassador could be a breeze
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.’s nomination to be ambassador to China includes comments from Michael Haltzel, a senior fellow at the Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations at SAIS.


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Philadelphia Business Journal
July 17, 2009
Penn moving ahead with projects despite economy
The University of Pennsylvania has been affected by the economy, but not enough to force it to retreat on any of its major initiatives, including its plan to offer loan-free packages to all undergraduates eligible for financial aid.

New York Times
July 17, 2009
No Size Fits All - Opinion
President Obama’s plan for producing more community college grads doesn’t throw money at the problem. It ties money to reform and has the potential to spur innovation.

Washington Post
July 17, 2009
Education Building Moves Forward
A second education building is back on schedule at the College of Southern Maryland's Prince Frederick campus. The building will provide substantial relief for the rapidly growing campus.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 17, 2009
How Obama's $12-Billion Plan Could Change 2-Year Colleges
After the dazzle of the dollars dims, many questions will remain: How will the grants be awarded? Can the administration ensure that community colleges will, as the president proposes, help workers learn the "skills they need to fill the jobs of the future," instead of preparing them for professions of the past? And is a brand-new grant program the most effective way of achieving Mr. Obama's ambitious goals?

Inside Higher Ed
July 17, 2009
Defining Moment
California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

Inside Higher Ed
July 17, 2009
A Degree, At Long Last
U. of California suspends moratorium on honorary degrees so it can recognize hundreds of Japanese-American students who were sent to internment camps during World War II.

Associated Press
July 16, 2009
Bill would spend more to make college affordable
President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically increase college student aid took its first step Wednesday on what could be a rocky path through Congress.

Wall Street Journal
July 16, 2009
Book Smarts? E-Texts Receive Mixed Reviews From Students
Makers of e-book readers and some politicians are backing a student shift toward digital reading. But the transition has sparked controversy among some educators.

Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2009
UC panel approves 11 to 26 furlough days for employees
The furloughs would affect as many as 140,000 faculty and staff at the 10 university campuses, with higher-paid employees taking larger pay cuts. Unions would have to approve the plan, officials say.

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