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Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2009
Americans Get Even Thriftier as Fears Persist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Christopher Carroll, an economist at Johns Hopkins University who studies consumer behavior.

Maryland Daily Record
June 2, 2009
Empty condos give universities new dorm space
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about some universities buying or leasing condo projects to use as residence halls, mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2009
City shooting victim planned to seek Liberian presidency — again
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the shooting death of Joseph Woah-Tee mentioned that he was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Woah-Tee planned to run for office in Liberia.

The Washington Post
June 2, 2009
APL Wins Navy Contract
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel won a $1.2 million contract from the Navy for research and development.

New York Times
June 2, 2009
Awareness: Routine Tests Urged for Balance Problems
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece reports on research by Yuri Agrawal of the School of Medicine, which concludes that millions of people may suffer from inner-ear disorders that affect their balance but not be aware that they have a problem.

Miami Herald
June 2, 2009
You may be drinking lots of calories
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column mentions a recent School of Public Health study that indicated that liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight loss than solid calorie intake.

USA Today
June 2, 2009

Restrictive rules help buffer Baltimore from housing woes
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on Baltimore’s economy notes that the region has not suffered as many job losses as other areas in part because Baltimore benefits from jobs related to Johns Hopkins University and its medical system.

CentralJersey.com  (New Jersey)
June 2, 2009
PRINCETON: Obama tech officer credits his teacher
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature about a teacher who once taught Aneesh Chopra, President Obama’s nominee for chief federal technology officer, mentions that Chopra has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins.

Pensacola News Journal (Fla.)
June 3, 2009
Sacred Heart oncologist earns accreditation
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas R. Johnson, a medical oncologist with Sacred Heart Medical Oncology Group, trained at Johns Hopkins.

Air Force Times
June 3, 2009
Wounded warriors tackle Mount McKinley
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story about Operation Denali 2009, in which a team of soldiers injured in Iraq would scale Mount McKinley, mentions the DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program at Johns Hopkins University.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
June 2, 2009
Tech offers transition program to increase number of business professors
Johns Hopkins angle: A group of 11 faculty members -- some with doctorates from Johns Hopkins -- will begin classes this summer in an innovative post-doctoral program developed by Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business to help alleviate the critical national shortage of business-school faculty.

Merced Sun Star (Ca.)
June 2, 2009
You may be drinking lots of calories
Johns Hopkins angle: Column cited a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health which showed that liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight loss than solid calorie intake.

Frederick News Post
June 2, 2009
Family continues in fight against ALS
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeffrey Rothstein of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Sacramento Bee
June 2, 2009
Keep kids' brains active to avoid summer drain
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that according to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education, most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills over the summer months.

Edmond Sun
June 2, 2009
From food vendors to city culinary traditions
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, S. Frederick Starr of SAIS wrote the forward to a book about New Orleans cuisine.

United Press International
June 1, 2009
Parental influence on child eating is weak
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the dietary intake and patterns among U.S. families and found the resemblance between children's and their parent's eating habits was weak.

Chronicle Times (Iowa)
June 2, 2009
Perrin selected as Test Pilot of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Major Jack D. Perrin, USMC, earned a master's degree from JHU.

Red Orbit
June 1, 2009
Cost-Effective Measures May Stop Child Pneumonia Deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: Louis Niessen of Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health is quoted in this story about a SoPH study that reveals that implementing measures to improve nutrition, indoor air pollution, immunization coverage and the management of pneumonia cases could be cost-effective and significantly reduce child mortality from pneumonia.

Earth & Sky Podcast
June 1, 2009
Robert Lawrence on antibiotic resistance and livestock
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Robert Lawrence of the Center for a Livable Future and professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Medical News Today
May 19, 2009
JHPIEGO's Dr. Harshad Sanghvi Receives International Health Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Sanghvi is vice president and medical director of Jhpiego.

Afrik.com
May 15, 2009
Jhpiego’s Dr. Harshad Sanghvi receives international health award 
Johns Hopkins angle: Sanghvi is vice president and medical director of Jhpiego.

Leesburg Today (Virginia)
June 1, 2009
Graduation Speakers Announced
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup notes that Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, an associate professor of neurological surgery in the School of Medicine, will speak at Park View High School's graduation on June 22.

Business Week Online
June 1, 2009
Research Parks for the Knowledge Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes, Peter Calkins, who heads the science and technology business of developer Forest City Enterprises, and notes that Forest City is building a science and technology park near Johns Hopkins.

Air Force Times
June 2, 2009
Wounded warriors tackle Mount McKinley
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press feature mentions that a Marine who lost an arm in a rocket attack in Iraq worked with the DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program at Johns Hopkins (APL) to come up with a prosthetic arm suitable for scaling Mount McKinley.

Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming)
June 1, 2009
Parents can help students keep learning even though school is out
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about knowledge that students lose over summer break refers to research led by Karl Alexander, chair of the Krieger School’s Department of Sociology.

National Sports Review
June 1, 2009
Health Reminders Orchestrate A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a School of Public Health study that indicated that periodic prompts, deployed via email, telephone or in person, can encourage healthy behavior.

United Press International
June 1, 2009
Watchdog seeks probe of leading U.S. labs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that an independent animal research watchdog group filed a federal complaint Monday, accusing 26 U.S. research labs of filing fraudulent documents and performing nearly identical experimentation in violation of federal rules. Johns Hopkins is listed among the locations of these  labs.

CNN.com
June 1, 2009

Jon and Kate plus hate? Ways to deal with common relationship stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about marital problems includes comments from Andrew Goldstein, a gynecology and obstetrics instructor in the School of Medicine.

CBC News (Canada)
June 1, 2009
B.C. plan to cover costly eye drug raises potential conflict of interest, doctors say
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Neil Bressler, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.


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Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2009
College Savings Plans Underused
Families, even affluent ones, aren't getting the message that they need to save more for college and that a 529 college savings plan is likely the best option.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2, 2009
Delay of Doctoral-Program Rankings Leaves 'Post-Mortem' Panel With No Data to Dissect
Members of a panel at the Association for Institutional Researchers' annual meeting expressed concern that data about the programs will be outdated before it is finally released.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2, 2009
Colleges Consider Using Blogs Instead of Blackboard
Instead of using a course-management system to distribute materials and run class discussions, some campus-technology officials are wondering why they couldn't just use blogging software. It's free, and it opens classes to the public.

Advertising Age
June 1, 2009
Universities Finally Espousing Branding
Facing budget cuts and smaller endowments, many colleges and universities are realizing that they can't rest on their laurels if they expect to attract the best and brightest. From the University of California at Los Angeles to the University of Maryland to Cornell, they are finding new ways to market to prospective students and raise their profiles for potential philanthropy and research funding.

Inside Higher Ed
June 2, 2009
(Somewhat) Family Friendlier
Significantly more colleges have policies to help employees maneuver work/life balance than they did in 2002, but many of the approaches are informal and many institutions still lack them, study finds.

New York Times
June 2, 2009
Tech Company Helps South Korean Students Ace Entrance Tests
Megastudy.net, an online tutoring service, may be the perfect convergence of South Koreans’ dual obsessions with educational credentials and the Internet.

Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2009
How Hillsdale Beats Harvard - Opinion
This week the 1,600 or so members of Harvard's Class of 2009 will leave campus with a coveted Ivy degree. Of this number, seven will leave with something else: the gold bars of a second lieutenant. Tomorrow on Harvard Yard, Gen. David Petraeus will address these young men and women -- four Army, three Marines -- at their commissioning ceremony. On a campus where the military is officially unwelcome, that ceremony offers an interesting perspective on what the modern academy teaches us about living by our principles.

Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2009
Facebook Gets a Break in New Study on Grades
A continuation of the debate linking higher levels of Facebook usage to lower grades among college students.

Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2009
Is Generation Y Tweeting?
For a Web site so hot that it's spawned search engines focused solely on 140-character updates, Twitter isn't quite as popular with the digital natives, according to a new study.

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