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New York Times
July 26, 2009
Energy Deal With Brazil Gives Boost to Paraguay
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, chairman of the Latin American studies program at the School for Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2009
Racial disparity of breast cancer deaths baffles researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Saraswati Sukumar, a professor of oncology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2009
Swine flu claims state's fourth victim
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2009
A challenge to the ex-smoker in chief
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter about the national Healthy Monday campaign was written by Ralph Loglisci, Project Director for the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project.

CNN.com
July 27, 2009
Heartbreaking art helps kids with inmate parents
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Ellen Hluska, a child life specialist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, comments on how children's artwork reflects what is going on in their lives.

The Tennessean
July 26, 2009
Metro is playing catch-up, say supporters of gay protections
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin comments in this story.

Boston Globe
July 25, 2009
Babies and Boomers
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Smash Hits (India)
July 27, 2009
An 'eye catching' discovery made among fish
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research by a team led by School of Medicine neuroscientist King-Wai Yau.

Irish Health
July 27, 2009
Many health staff won't work pandemics
Johns Hopkins angle: A study lead by Daniel Barnett of the School of Public Health reveals that approximately one in six public health workers say that they would not come to work during a pandemic flu emergency, regardless of its severity.

Baltimore Sun Health Blog
July 27, 2009
Will the doctor be there in an emergency?
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog about a new School of Public Health study that concluded that one in six public health workers say that they would not come to work during a pandemic flu emergency quotes Jonathan Links of the School of Public Health.

Dallas Morning News
July 27, 2009
Letter by letter, North Dallas rabbi creates a holy book
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Rabbi Avraham Bloomenstiel earned a master's degree in music at Peabody Conservatory.

Seattle Times
July 27, 2009
Latin America's new amigo
Johns Hopkins angle: This McClatchy Newspapers story quotes Riordan Roett of the School for Advanced International Studies.

Columbus Dispatch
July 27, 2009
Fewer kids in summer school now
Johns Hopkins angle: Brenda McLaughlin, director of research and evaluation for the National Center for Summer Learning, commented.

Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 26, 2009
Giving statins to kids provokes debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Simeon Margolis, professor of medicine and biological chemistry at the School of Medicine.

Boston Globe
July 26, 2009
This woodwind quintet proves it has staying power
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about the Vento Chiaro woodwind quintet, which was founded at Peabody Conservatory in 1997.

Chicago Daily Herald
July 27, 2009
The frustrating search for Alzheimer's treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg News story is Paul Rosenberg, assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Kansas City Star
July 27, 2009
Checklist helps police gauge the risk faced by domestic violence victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied hundreds of domestic homicides to develop the lethality screening and protocol program.

Boston Globe
July 26, 2009
Goodbye, Jumbo
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions “Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo,” which was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press last year.

Gadsden Times (Alabama)
July 26, 2009
An Abortion Battle, Fought to the Death
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine is mentioned.

Utica Observer Dispatch (N.Y.)
July 25, 2009
'Summer school is an opportunity'
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander comments in this story about the benefits of summer school.

Nurse.com
July 27, 2009
Jonas Center Scholars Mark First Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Jan Kaminsky of the School of Nursing is among the first group of Jonas Center Nursing Scholars.

Austin Post Bulletin (Minnesota)
July 26, 2009
Economics are another Mayo 'miracle' for patients and insurers
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that cardiovascular surgeon Thor Sundt trained at Johns Hopkins.

The Destin Log (Fla.)
July 27, 2009
Column - The deadly glove: Hidden dangers in our restaurants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the dangers of latex mentions that Johns Hopkins has banned latex gloves from their hospital after one of their surgeons developed the allergy.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2009
Local shop answers calls for curtains
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story notes that Johns Hopkins University is among the clients of Baron Stage Curtains/Karma Corp., a mom-and-pop shop in South Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2009
Local interest book roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: Book column describes "Inside Assisted Living: The Search for Home, " by J. Kevin Eckert, Paula C. Carder, Leslie A. Morgan, Ann Christine Frankowski and Erin G. Roth (The Johns Hopkins University Press, $16.95).

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2009
Artscape opening night VIP party
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Sloane Brown column, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center development director Ellen Stifler attended the Artscape Opening Night VIP Party.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2009
S. Korean middle schoolers learning English, U.S. ways
Johns Hopkins angle: Twenty-four middle-schoolers from South Korea who are in Howard County this month trying to improve their English and learn more about American culture are scheduled to tour JHU this week.

ISN
July 27, 2009
Sudan: Solomonic Carve-Up
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Georg-Sebastian Holzer, a Research Assistant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Kansas City Infozine
July 27, 2009
EarthTalk: Live Animals in Cosmetics Tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

New York Times
July 25, 2009
Dr. Thomas Dao, Expert on Treatment of Breast Cancer, Dies at 88
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary quotes Paul Talalay, a professor of pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Washington Post
July 26, 2009
Book Review: The Pleasure of the Prose
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of “The Essays of Leonard Michaels.” The writer says Michaels taught at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
July 26, 2009
The Question: Responsibilities Of Profit?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Yash Gupta, dean of Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School.

Maryland Daily Record
July 27, 2009
Showdown of pay-as-you-go providers Boost and Cricket
Johns Hopkins angle: Boost Mobile has announced it would make a $500 donation to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for every touchdown scored by Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee this season.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 24, 2009
Health care debate makes way off the Hill, into Baltimore operating rooms
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Nathan Skelley, a third-year medical student at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 24, 2009
Louisiana nonprofit pays $40.4M for Towson University student housing project
Johns Hopkins angle: The CEO of the Baton Rouge-based nonprofit Provident Resources Group Inc., says he is looking at acquiring properties near Johns Hopkins University in anticipation of more student enrollment and demand for housing.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 24, 2009
E, I, E, I … Oh: Farmers’ markets cropping up in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins Hospital launched its farmers’ market June 4. It was so successful that many of the farmers sold out of their wares.


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Inside Higher Ed
July 27, 2009
Help From the House
The largest of the Democrat-sponsored spending bills, reflecting favoring of social programs seen as shortchanged during Bush years, would lift funds for NIH, Pell and AmeriCorps.

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
July 24, 2009
House Passes Education-Spending Bill That Would Increase Pell Grant
The $160.7-billion spending bill, passed Friday afternoon, would increase the maximum Pell Grant in the 2010 fiscal year by $200, to $5,550, and would allocate $31.3-billion for the National Institutes of Health, a jump of $942-million from the current fiscal year. The bill also would increase support for the Adult Basic Literacy Education State Grants, and raise funds for the TRIO and Gear Up programs for disadvantaged students.

Washington Post/CQ Transcriptions
July 24, 2009
President Obama Delivers Remarks on Education
Full text of President Obama's speech at the Department of Education announcing the Race to the Top Fund that would disburse approximately $4.35 billion in competitive grants for states and school districts, to reform K-12 teacher pay, evaluation, student assessments and charter schools.

Wall Street Journal
July 26, 2009
Campus Care Improves
The college health clinic isn't just for sniffles anymore. Many schools provide students a range of services, often free or at heavily discounted prices.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 27, 2009
For One Day, Professors Get to Teach the Course of Their Dreams
One Day University lets professors experience the joys of teaching without workplace hassles like department meetings and grading.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 27, 2009
Nursing Schools Should Warn Students About Grueling Hours, Article Says
Many newly licensed registered nurses said the reality they found on their first few years on the job was far from what they expected.

New York Times
July 26, 2009
So You Want to Be a Teacher for America?
How a 50-year-old banker turned relentless determination into relentless pursuit through Teach for America.

New York Times
July 26, 2009
Up to Their Ears in Debt
The bottom line for recession refugees: grad school and debt. The assumption is that students have a nest egg or are reimbursed by employers.

New York Times
July 26, 2009
First-Gen Friendly
Colleges nationwide are trying to address the special needs of the first-generation students.

New York Times
July 25, 2009
In Recession, Optimistic College Graduates Turn Down Jobs
Despite high unemployment, recent college graduates are turning down job offers in the hope of better opportunities down the road.

New York Times
July 25, 2009
Don’t Shortchange National Service - Editorial
Just a few months ago, Congress overwhelmingly approved the Serve America Act, a bipartisan measure to increase the opportunities for Americans to participate in national and community service. Now, having taken credit for their good deed, lawmakers cannot seem to come up with the money to back up their votes.

Inside Higher Ed
July 27, 2009
The Press and Morgan State U.
National journalism group censures university for ending employment of student paper adviser, saying she was punished for protecting students' rights to free expression.

Associated Press
July 25, 2009
Texas: Library Dispute Ends
Southern Methodist University and condominium owners have agreed to end a four-year argument over land for the George W. Bush presidential library.

Johns Hopkins University