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Baltimore Business Journal
June 3, 2009
Johns Hopkins University, BD Diagnostics to team on bioscience degree
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University and medical technology company BD Diagnostics will offer a master’s degree in bioscience regulatory affairs starting in the fall on the Montgomery County and Homewood campuses as well as online.

Wall Street Journal
June 4, 2009
FDA Is Urged to Halt Review of Lilly Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about Victor Serebruany of the School of Medicine, who advised the Food and Drug Administration to stop its review of prasugrel, an anticlotting drug, and require the companies behind the drug to conduct additional studies of a lower dose.

WTHR-TV (Channel 13 – Indianapolis)
June 3, 2009
Consumer group wants halt on review of Lilly drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a letter co-signed by Victor Serebruany , an adjunct assistant professor of  neurology in the School of Medicine.

Hospitalhealthcare.com
June 4, 2009
Blood-thinning drug review protest
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions Victor Serebruany, a research professor at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Post
June 4, 2009
In-‘Tent’ on Peace
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Marius Deeb, a professor of Islamic studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

The Epoch Times
June 3, 2009
Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Louis Whitcomb of the Whiting School developed the navigation and control system of a deep-sea robotic vehicle being used to plumb the depths of the Mariana Trench.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2009
Obama's aunt, fighting deportation, might or might not return to native Kenya ahead of hearing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions that the International Reporting Project is associated with the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University and pays for reporters to travel internationally on prize-winning stories.

Red Orbit News
June 3, 2009
Cost-effective help for child pneumonia
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports on School of Public Health research led by Louis Niessen, an associate professor in the Department of International Health.

Space Daily
June 4, 2009
Magnetic Tornadoes Could Liberate Mercury's Tenuous Atmosphere
Johns Hopkins angle: The article describes research involving the MESSENGER spacecraft, mentioning that the craft was built by and is being operated by JHU’s Applied Physics Lab.

Modern Medicine
June 3, 2009
Patient Factors Affect Glaucoma Eyedrop Adherence
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay news story reports on a study by David Friedman and colleagues at the School of Medicine that reveals that poor adherence to glaucoma eyedrop therapy is associated with various patient factors, including age, race, income, treatment knowledge, and self-reported physical and mental health,

Chicago Sun-Times
June 4, 2009
Down syndrome opens new window on cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Roger Reeves, a physiology professor in the School of Medicine, reports that he's working on a drug based on another anti-angiogenesis gene on chromosome 21, called endostatin.

Psych Central
June 4, 2009
Oprah and the Power To Persuade
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes David Cooper, a professor of endocrinology at the School of Medicine.

Forbes
June 4, 2009
Food fight!
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research by Youfa Wang of the School of Public Health, which concludes that the eating habits and diet of children do not necessarily reflect those of their parents.

Prevention Action
June 4, 2009
Listen, the talk show’s over – so mind how you go
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University have evaluated a special “mindfulness” program aimed at urban youth in four schools.

Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Okla.)
June 3, 2009
Biofuel production hits drug problem
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports that Johns Hopkins University researchers argued in 2008 that public health officials have also taken a narrow approach to antibiotic resistance, thinking clinically “rather than ecologically in terms of reservoirs of resistance genes that may flow across the microbial ecosystem.”

Lebanon Daily Star
June 4, 2009
AUB to award four honorary doctorates this year
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that honoree Elias Zerhouni rejoined Johns Hopkins as senior adviser in the School of Medicine on May 1.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
Coppin, UDC Graduation Rate Among Lowest
June 3, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that Johns Hopkins University has the highest graduation rate in Maryland, 80 percent.

Malaysia Today
June 4, 2009
Malaysia: Religious Politics
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes comments from Bridget Welsh, an associate professor of Southeast Asia Studies at SAIS.

The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
June 4, 2009
Ensemble blends classics with modern compositions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Victoria Chiang, a violist who teaches at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, will perform with the Marble Cliff Chamber Players.

Cape Gazette (Delaware)
June 3, 2009
Delaware Tech Elderhostel program begins June 7
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that instructor Bill Messenger’s qualifications include studying musical composition at the Peabody Conservatory and earning two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
June 3, 2009
City water rates will rise 9 percent; counties also face rate hikes
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that Johns Hopkins University is among Baltimore’s top 30 water users.

Washington Post
June 4, 2009
GOP's Leach Picked to Run Humanities Endowment
Johns Hopkins angle: Leach earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Soviet politics.

Washington Post
June 4, 2009
Education Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: Promise Olomo of Forestville, a Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship winner, will get $30,000 a year toward a bachelor's degree in nursing at Johns Hopkins University.

South Coast Today (New Bedford, Mass.)
June 3, 2009
Academic talent abounds at Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature reports that 73 seventh-graders from Freetown-Lakeville Middle School were nominated to participate in the Johns Hopkins Talent Search, sponsored by the university’s Center for Talented Youth.

Washington Post
June 4, 2009
William Diamond World Bank Official – Obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: Diamond graduated in 1937 from Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a doctorate in history in 1942.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2009
Susan B. Fritz
Johns Hopkins angle: Fritz was a member of the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1961 and was involved in the Carry-On Shop, the thrift shop run by the Women's Board.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2009
Edward W. Campbell Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Campbell studied at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 4, 2009
Appropriators Question Duncan About Proposals on Pell Grants and Loans
The education secretary received a mostly warm reception as he testified separately before the Democratic-led appropriations subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that oversee education spending. Duncan reiterated his arguments for ending the bank-based, guaranteed-student-loan program and switching all federal loans to direct lending.

Inside Higher Ed
June 4, 2009
Apples and Oranges on Student Loans
Andrew Gillen, research director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, wrote this opinion piece supporting the goals of President Obama's proposal to end the guaranteed student loan program, but challenging the budget math behind the administration's promises.

Inside Higher Ed
June 4, 2009
Rankings Rancor at Clemson
The university responds harshly to official's assertions of data "manipulation" to rise on the U.S. News charts, denying unethical behavior -- but directly challenging few of her allegations.

Inside Higher Ed
June 4, 2009
The Faculty and Undergrad Research
To draw more students into laboratories and field work, professors have to be on board first -- and rewards in the tenure process are key, participants in D.C. panel say.

Wall Street Journal
June 3, 2009
Dartmouth Prices First Taxable Issue To Have Cash On Hand
The college in late May was stripped of its triple-A long-term bond ratings. A number of higher education institutions have recently had their outlooks lowered or their ratings reduced as the flailing economy took its toll on their investments.

Bloomberg.com
June 3, 2009
Dartmouth Joins Harvard, Princeton in Tapping Credit Markets
Dartmouth College sold $250 million of 10-year notes, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Wall Street Journal
June 3, 2009
Yale Sued Over Van Gogh Painting Seized by Soviets
A descendant of the onetime owner of a famed Van Gogh painting has sued Yale University in an effort to reclaim the artwork from the Ivy League school. The plaintiff alleges that the university should have known the painting had been confiscated from his great-grandfather during the Communist takeover of Russia in the early 1900s.

Inside Higher Ed
June 4, 2009
Defender of the Humanities
Jim Leach becomes Obama's official nominee to lead National Endowment for the Humanities and pledges to bolster the agency and to respect peer review.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 4, 2009
Update on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 33 Universities
The 33 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1 billion collected a total of $403 million in gifts and pledges during the last month for which they had data available.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus
June 3, 2009
Colleges May Have a Role in Obama's Cybersecurity Plan
There’s good news and bad news for higher education in President Obama’s new push to protect the nation’s digital infrastructure.

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