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WashingtonPost.com
June 11, 2009
Swine Flu: Now Full-Scale Pandemic
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Karron, director of the Center for Immunization Research and Vaccine Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was featured in an online chat on the WHO declaration of a flu pandemic.

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2009
Vaccine Plan Aims to Spur Drug Development for Poor Nations
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Orin Levine, associate professor of international health at Johns Hopkins,  approving of a program launched by rich countries to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines for diseases common to poor countries.

Maryland Daily Record
June 12, 2009
On the Move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angles: The Associated Black Charities announces awards to Levi Watkins Jr. of the School of Medicine, Lisa A. Cooper of the School of Medicine, and Phyllis W. Sharps of the School of Nursing. Also, Andrea Trisciuzzi has been appointed associate dean for development and alumni relations at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 11, 2009
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health join NIH study of chronic disease prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the School of Public Health have joined a worldwide initiative to prevent chronic diseases in developing countries.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 12, 2009
Baltimore Opera auction attracts Lyric, Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: At auction of Baltimore Opera assets, the Peabody Institute put up $1,000 for scores that include director’s notes and hundreds of videos and DVDs of past company performances, but it hasn’t been decided if they can legally be sold.

Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2009
An outsized outrage?
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Buccino of the School of Medicine comments in this article examining the public's response to a recent incident in which someone set a pit bull on fire.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 12, 2009
Vying for bio
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the competition for bioscience companies quotes Scott Levitan, senior vice president and development director for the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, and Elaine Amir, executive director of JHU's Montgomery County campus in Rockville. It also mentions a company co-founded by School of Medicine faculty members David Sidransky and Manuel Hidalgo.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 12, 2009
County's bio centered in Shady Grove
Johns Hopkins angle: Elaine Amir, executive director of the Montgomery County campus, is quoted.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 12, 2009
After major turnaround, Vanda mum on any deal
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Elaine Amir, executive director of the university's Montgomery County campus.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 12, 2009
Jay Webber named head of N.J. GOP
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Hubbard, a member of the class of 1994, has been named head of the New Jersey GOP.

Red Orbit (UPI)
June 11, 2009
Poor sleep, higher death risk linked
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports on research by Alison Laffan, formerly of the School of Public Health and now at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Jackson Clarion Ledger (Miss.)
June 12, 2009
Learning often casualty of summer
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story cites research by the university’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
June 12, 2009
Major autism study will follow families
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, originally from the Philadelphia Inquirer, mentions that our researchers are participating in this study of autism.

San Luis Obispo Tribune
June 11-17, 2009
My Turn: A musical kaleidoscope for your ears and spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature mentions Brynn Albanese, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Memphis Daily News
June 12, 2009
Study: GTx Drug For Muscle Wasting Shows Promise
Johns Hopkins angle: Adrian Dods of the School of Medicine comments in this article.

Jewish Times
June 12, 2009
Jewish Howard County Comes Of Age
Johns Hopkins angle: Amit Peled, a cellist and professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, performed at "The Visionary Event."

Bank Systems & Technology
June 11, 2009
Lawmakers Blast Fed, Treasury, BofA Over Merrill
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story mentions that Henry Paulson, former U.S. Treasury secretary, is now affiliated with SAIS.

MyPlains.com (Amarillo, Texas)
June 12, 2009
Kidney Stones
Johns Hopkins angle: This features reports that experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions say children get kidney stones about 1 percent as often as adults.

Kansas City Star
June 11, 2009
Pro-Con - Is it time for year-round school?
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the writers in this opinion piece cites education research by Johns Hopkins.

CBS11tv.com (Dallas-Fort Worth)
June 11, 2009
Cancer Sufferer Uses Facebook To Help Find Cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on the use of Facebook to share information on Darby Steadman’s Stage 4 breast cancer and the breast cancer vaccine trial she's participating in at Johns Hopkins.

Seacoastonline.com (Portsmouth, N.H.)
June 11, 2009
Author David Jourdan to visit Graves Library
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that long-time deep sea explorer and first-time author David Jourdan earned a master's degree in applied physics from Johns Hopkins.

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Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
June 11, 2009
U.S. House Passes Study-Abroad Bill
The House of Representatives has passed the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act, as part of a broader measure dealing with foreign policy.  The bill would create an independent government entity and would authorize $80-million in grants to individual students, colleges, and nongovernmental institutions that provide study-abroad opportunities. Funds for the new program, however, would have to be approved separately through the appropriations process.

Associated Press
June 12, 2009
Wellesley creates school named after Albright
Wellesley College has decided to create an international studies school named after one of its most famous alumnae - former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who also earned a degree from SAIS.

Christian Science Monitor
June 11, 2009
Lessons for Obama's education goals in the SAT - Editorial
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, wants to make sure more students graduate from high school with a degree that will meet tough federal standards in order to help them be accepted by a college.  Alas, no federal standard now exists.  Why is a national standard so difficult to achieve?  One clue is to look at the nationwide test widely used since 1926 to judge whether a student is ready for college – the SAT.

Voice of America
June 10, 2009
Activist Architects Design Solutions to Humanitarian Problems
A professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art urges his students to build sustainably and be mindful of their ethical responsibilities. 

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2009
Nursing Shortage Eases With Recession
The nation's deep recession is helping to alleviate the decade-long nursing shortage, as workers who had left the field in better times are returning in droves. An official from Vanderbilt University's school of nursing is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2009
Rethinking Their Ambitions
Many of the newly minted M.B.A.s graduating into a bleak economy are rethinking ambitions, trading dreams of high-paying careers in hard-hit fields like investment banking for positions in less-battered sectors.

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2009
Six College Perks That Might Make You Jealous
While some colleges boast about class sizes, graduate fellowships, and endowment growth rates, some schools try to come up with unique perks that appeal to students, often in the form of free services.

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2009
Universities' Asian Programs Endure
At Western universities that have set out recently to tap demand for financial education in Asia's banking centers, demand is lower than initially hoped -- but it certainly could have been worse.

Inside Higher Ed
June 12, 2009
Taming Thirsty Thursdays
Students without class bright and early on Fridays drink heavily the night before, new study confirms. The report is based on the responses of 895 undergraduates at the Loyola College in Maryland in fall 2008.

Inside Higher Ed
June 12, 2009
Auf Wiedersehen
German programs are finding themselves on the chopping block -- leaving language scholars frustrated.

Inside Higher Ed
June 12, 2009
Out of the Loop
International survey finds that American faculty members don't feel that they have much influence over key aspects of higher education and most feel they haven't seen major improvements in working conditions during their careers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 12, 2009
A Calculating Web Site Could Ignite a New Campus 'Math War'
A new Web site called WolframAlpha not only solves complex math problems, but also can spell out the steps leading to those solutions. For professors, it reopens a debate that started back with the first handheld calculators.

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