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Washington Post
July 28, 2009
“Explain the Economics”
Johns Hopkins angle: In the Post’s “On Leadership” blog, Carey Business School Dean Yash
Gupta writes about President Obama’s efforts to promote health care reform.

New York Times
July 30, 2009
A Neuroscience Professor Makes Her Move to the Racetrack
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story centers on a Saratoga Springs horse trainer named Michelle Nihei,
who started her professional life as Johns Hopkins trained neuroscientist.

WLKY TV (Louisville, Ky.)
July 30, 2009
Food Changes Your Brain
Johns Hopkins angle:  Widely distributed Internet Broadcasting story reports on research
by Nicholas Bello of the School of Medicine that concludes that eating a quantity of high fat, sugary "junk" foods has an impact on people's brains.

WYPR Radio (Baltimore)
July 29, 2009
Dixon Re-Indicted
Johns Hopkins angle: The radio report about the re-indictment of Baltimore City Mayor
Sheila Dixon includes a comment from Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 29, 2009
Lethality checklist helps police officers take on domestic violence, protect vulnerable
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on domestic violence noted that researchers at Johns
Hopkins University studied hundreds of domestic homicides to develop a lethality screening and protocol that assists law enforcement in domestic violence cases.

The New York Post
July 30, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Steve Hanke, a WSE professor of applied

July 29, 2009
Dollar To Be ‘Essentially Unchallenged’ as Reserve, Hanke Says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on a Bloomberg Radio interview with Steve
Hanke, a WSE professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 30, 2009
Hundreds in Maryland sign up for swine flu vaccine trials
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at the School of Public Health, is

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 30, 2009
Report: Pesticides hurting Bay, need closer look
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project is a
partnership between Maryland Pesticides Network and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

July 30, 2009
Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on nanoparticle research led by George Sgouros,
a professor of radiology and nuclear medicine in the School of Medicine.

July 24, 2009
Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a team of WSE biomedical engineering
undergraduates say they have found a way to quickly and easily embed a person's stem cells into surgical thread, aiming to improve healing. Student team leader Matt Rubashkin is quoted.

The Age (Australia)
July 30, 2009
Peter Mac and Katz play it by the (comic) book
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about a comic book aimed at entertaining and
comforting children undergoing serious medical tests noted that the "US’s leading research hospital, Johns Hopkins," expressed interest in the books and software at a recent conference.

Detroit News
July 30, 2009
Keying in on black risk factors
Johns Hopkins angle: Elisabeth Heath, the cancer researcher and late-stage prostate
cancer specialist at Detroit's Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, also conducted research at Johns Hopkins.

San Francisco Examiner
July 30, 3009
Hacking Earth Against Warming, Scientists Favor Fake Volcanoes
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Barrett, an economist specializing in environment and
international political economy at the School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted.

The Gainesville Sun (Florida)
July 30, 2009
State of Florida in graduation crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, which originated in the St. Petersburg Times, refers
to a new study co-authored by Robert Balfanz, a research scientist with the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Homer News (Alaska)
July 30, 2009
Undersea explorer shares stories
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on undersea explorer and award-winning
entrepreneur David Jourdan, who earned a master’s degree in applied physics from JHU.

Good Times (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
July 29, 2009
Whale Tale
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Robert Lawrence, professor and
director at the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Women on the Web)
July 29, 2009
Divorce Is Bad for Your Heart in More Ways Than One
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions stress cardiomyopathy, or "broken heart"
syndrome as described in a 2005 School of Medicine study.

Howard County Times
July 30, 2009
Girl raises money to find sickle cell cure
Johns Hopkins angle: Nia Smith, a 7 year old Columbia girl suffering from sickle cell
disease, is raising money for research into that disease that will be put in to a fund managed by Johns Hopkins.

The Acorn (Southern California)
July 30, 2009
Oak Park boy receives Johns Hopkins award
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Evan O'Neal recently accepted an honor
certificate for verbal skills from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Palm Beach Post
July 30, 2009
Love for boating runs deep for Sailing Center's director
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles Alan Jenkinson, the new U.S. Sailing Center of
Martin County, who is proud of that one of his two sons Garrett, is a graduate student at JHU.

The Nantucket Independent
July 30, 2009
NHS graduate to give special piano concert with Tinka Esteban
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that pinaist Tinka Knopf de Esteban earned her
degree at Peabody.

Fredericksberg Star
July 30, 2009
Charles L. Smith III
Johns Hopkins angle: Smith "continued studies at Johns Hopkins University."


USA Today
July 30, 2009
Teach for America: Elite corps or costing older teachers jobs?
Despite a lingering recession, state budget crises and widespread teacher hiring
slowdowns, Teach For America has grown steadily, delighting supporters and giving critics a bad case of heartburn as it expands to new cities and builds a formidable alumni base of young people willing to teach for two years in some of the USA's toughest public schools.

Wall Street Journal
July 30, 2009
Risks, Rewards in Community College Plan
Obama's $12 billion community college plan has student-loan providers shrieking and
colleges celebrating.

Washington Post
July 30, 2009
Flu Vaccine Panel Creates Priority List
A complicated list of who should get pandemic flu vaccine in the fall is now set. When
the vaccine starts arriving in September, first in line will be pregnant women; the caretakers of infants; children and young adults; older people with chronic illness; and health-care workers. Although CDC experts originally suggested making age 18 the ceiling of the healthy-young-people target group, the committee raised the age to 24 to include college students.

Associated Press
July 29, 2009
Iraq to send students to colleges in U.S., abroad
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday his country plans to send up to 10,000
Iraqi students per year to colleges in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program.
July 27, 2009
Arts movement alive and well in Station North
A columnist wrote, “It's not an exaggeration to claim that Baltimore City is one of the
most interesting places to be an artist right now. No doubt the Maryland Institute College of Art (or MICA) is largely responsible for this.”

New York Times – Green Inc. blog
July 30, 2009
Universities Turn to Kindle — Sometimes to Save Paper
In May, introduced the electronic book reader Kindle DX, touted as a new way
to read textbooks, newspapers and other large documents. This fall, six colleges and universities will test the technology in a pilot, which includes making the textbooks for certain courses available online. The Kindle DX (for “deluxe”) is searchable and portable, a plus for students accustomed to toting heavy backpacks. But there is another reason that some institutions jumped at the chance to try it out: the technology could substantially reduce their use of paper.

Inside Higher Ed
July 30, 2009
A Portrait of STEM Majors
Federal study finds that those who specialize in science and technology fields in college
are disproportionately male and Asian, and more likely than peers to earn a degree.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 30, 2009
Senate Considers Industry Influence in Continuing Medical Education
At a hearing, several officials called for safeguards on companies' support of programs
for doctors, but others raised concerns about hindering medical progress.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 30, 2009
Big-Time Athletics Programs Are Slow to Develop 'Green' Practices
Though universities' emphasis on sustainability is increasing, athletics officials are
concerned about the impact of environmental efforts on their bottom line, says a new report.

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