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ABC News
June 23, 2009
Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lawrence Pakula, associate
professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

USA Today
June 22, 2009
Waiting isn't ER patients' top issue
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jim Scheulen, chief administrative officer
of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

HealthDay
June 22, 2009
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Brian Matlaga, an
assistant professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 21, 2009
Infection protection
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Georgia hospitals with be working
with Johns Hopkins to prevent catheter-associated bloodstream infections through a program developed by Peter Pronovost, medical director of Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Care.

MSN Malaysia News (AFP)
June 23, 2009
Rival to Pakistan Taliban chief Mehsud assassinated
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse article quotes Hasan
Askari of the School for Advanced International Studies.

Michigan Public Radio
June 23, 2009
Public Arts: Guitarist Doesn't Act Up on Stage
Johns Hopkins angle: Interview with Manuel Barrueco, who teaches classical guitar at Peabody.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2009
Why high school students drop out of school
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone
Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 22, 2009
Md. colleges given $11M to combat nursing shortage
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Ronald Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health
System.

Maryland Daily Record
June 22, 2009
$11M in grants to help to fight nurse shortage
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland health care industry leaders began combating an
expected nursing shortage Monday with $11 million in grants to area schools -- including Johns Hopkins -- to expand their nursing programs.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 23, 2009
Johns Hopkins University to put $10M in federal cash into Homeland Security training
program
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education has received
nearly $11 million in federal grants that it will use to develop training programs for federal agencies and recruit teachers.

ABS CBN News (AFP)
June 23, 2009
Lost youth: US minors tried, jailed as adults
Johns Hopkins angle: Agence France-Presse piece quotes David Altschuler of the
Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

MSN News (AFP)
June 23, 2009
Former IMF vice chief sees slower global economic growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse article quotes Anne Krueger of SAIS
.

Huffington Post
June 23, 2009
Cracking The Autism Riddle: Common Sense About Vaccines And Autism
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that in a recent study, scientists from
Harvard and Johns Hopkins could find only 25 children with both mitochondrial disease and autism.

Progressive Grocer
June 22, 2009
CIES World Food Business Summit News: International Retail Thought Leaders Meet in New York
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Michael Mandelbaum, a professor and director of the Department of American Foreign Policy at SAIS.

Malaysian Insider
June 23, 2009
Developing human capital begins with children
Johns Hopkins angle: The Center for Talented Youth is mentioned in this article.

Orville Mercury-Register (Ca.)
June 23, 2009
Stanford Hospital tries to reduce noise so patients can sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that a recent Johns Hopkins University survey
reported that average daytime hospital sound levels have risen from 57 decibels in 1960 to 72 decibels today, equivalent to a busy restaurant. Nighttime levels have increased from 42 to 60 decibels, or as noisy as a loud dishwasher.

Longmont Times-Call (Colorado)
June 23, 2009
Avoid summer brain drain
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that most students lose about two months of
grade-level math skills over the summer, according to the National Center for Summer Learning, which is based at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2009
Md. poised to reap cyber security rewards
Johns Hopkins angle: The newly created Maryland Security Technology Initiative -- a
public/private partnership that will help develop and promote the state as a hub for cyber security work -- includes representatives from Johns Hopkins University.

Columbia Flier (Howard County, Md.)
June 22, 2009
Eastern end of I-70 popular for street racing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Doug Ward, director of the School of
Education’s Division of Public Safety Leadership and a 27-year veteran of the Maryland State Police.

Maryland Daily Record
June 23, 2009
News Briefs: Gift to Hopkins center
Johns Hopkins angle: J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid Atlantic, announced
a $286,816 AT&T Foundation grant to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools to continue its work at the Baltimore Talent Development High School.

Northwest Herald (Ill.)
June 23, 2009
Thompson: Caffeine withdrawal a bad buzz
Johns Hopkins angle: Column about caffeine addiction mentions a study done by a professor
of behavioral biology and neuroscience from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Cape Ann Beacon (Mass.)
June 23, 2009
Manchester Essex Class of 2009: "We are all one big happy family here"
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that graduate Colin Rosso will attend Peabody C
onservatory in the fall.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2009
Arts Scene
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief mentions that Theatre Hopkins, which will mark its 90th
anniversary in a couple of years, continues its production of the musical, "The Light in the Piazza," through July 5.

Chester Evening Leader (UK)
June 23, 2009
Anti-cancer cream for wrinkles
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that research on skin cream was done at Johns Hopkins
University and the University of Michigan.

Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)
June 23, 2009
MWCC hosts state's commissioner of early childhood ed.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sherri Killins, Massachusetts
commissioner of early education and care, holds a master of administrative science degree from Johns Hopkins.

Our Sports Central
June 22, 2009
Schwartzman named Defensive Player of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Denver Outlaws goalie Jesse
Schwartzman, who played college lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, earned his second Defensive Player of the Week award in the last three weeks from Major League Lacrosse.

Concord Monitor (N.H.)
June 23, 2009
Sign 'em up
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports brief states that the Boston Red Sox have signed 11
draft picks, including right-hander Chez Angeloni from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2009
M. Michele Hancock, former nurse
Johns Hopkins angle: Hancock worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins
Bayview.

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Inside Higher Ed
June 23, 2009
Hazard or Opportunity?
The thesis behind a meeting of educators and policy makers Monday was that higher
education is facing a crisis and that if its leaders fail to respond adequately, the consequences will be significant for colleges and the country.  The meeting put a persuasive twist on it by framing higher education's situation in the context of other industries that have been faced with similar technological and other pressures and have responded, on balance, not so well.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2009
Business, health leaders pledge $11M to 17 colleges
Maryland business and health industry leaders have pledged $11 million to 17 state
colleges to help ease the state's nursing shortage, the Maryland Hospital Association announced Monday.

Associated Press
June 22, 2009
Va. Group Pushing for Higher Ed Funding
The Grow By Degrees effort was launched Monday by the Virginia Business Higher
Education Council. The initiative aims to promote goals such as awarding 70,000 more associate's, bachelor's, and graduate degrees at state institutions by 2020 so that 50 percent of Virginians have college degrees.

Inside Higher Ed Quick Take
June 23, 2009
Drinking Age of 21 Hasn't Reduced Binge Drinking by Students, Study Finds
Raising the drinking age to 21 two decades ago has decreased the rates of excessive
drinking by many, but not by college students, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

Associated Press
June 19, 2009
Google tricycle snaps views of college campus
Coming soon to a campus near you -- the Google tricycle. A pedicab-like vehicle
mounted with an 8-foot-high camera has been rolling around the pedestrian walkways of the University of Pennsylvania to collect panoramic images of the campus for Google Maps' Street View feature, which gives users detailed, street-level views of map locations over the Internet.

Boston Globe
June 23, 2009
Harvard University loses another top investor
Harvard University, whose mammoth endowment has been slammed by the market downturn,
is losing another one of its top investors.

Inside Higher Ed
June 23, 2009
Keeping Connected With Iran
Students are among those protesting. Amid all the tumult over disputed election, a
goal for U.S. higher education is to maintain at least the limited amount of exchange that now exists.

Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2009
Graduate test goes where GRE doesn't: personality
The Educational Testing Service, which runs the Graduate Record Examinations, will
soon offer a supplemental assessment of graduate school applicants on those personal characteristics that could help students tackle advanced studies.

Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2009
Tenure and Academic Freedom – Opinion
College campuses display a striking uniformity of thought.

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