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Washington Post
June 26, 2009
Some Professors' Jitters Over Twitter Are Easing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Mary Knudson, a professor and science-medical writing advisor
for the Master of Arts in Writing Program in the Krieger School; Monte Lutz, a visiting professor in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs; and Matt Dozier, a graduate student of Knudson's.

San Francisco Chronicle
June 26, 2009
Study, FAA disagree over minimum chopper altitude
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study of tourist helicopter crashes in Hawaii.  Susan P. Baker, a professor of health public policy who directed the study, is quoted.

The Star Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii)
June 26, 2009
Copter crashes tied to 1994 regulation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study of tourist helicopter crashes in Hawaii, conducted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii)
June 26, 2009
Isle helicopter tours safer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study of tourist helicopter crashes in Hawaii.

Huffington Post
June 26, 2009
Profiting From Non-Profits
Johns Hopkins angle: In this piece about nonprofit organizations, columnist Fran Barrett paraphrases Lester Salamon, a professor in the university’s Institute for Policy Studies.

Baltimore Sun
June 25, 2009
The technology behind Transformers: a nanotech dream?
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog mentions nanotechnology research taking place within the Whiting School.

U.S. News & World Report
June 25, 2009
Is Coffee Bad for You? Actually, Drinking Coffee May Be Good for You
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Roland Griffiths, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, who has studied caffeine extensively.

U.S. News & World Report
June 25, 2009
6 Signs of Caffeine Addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This sidebar piece quotes Roland Griffiths, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, who has studied caffeine extensively.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 25, 2009
Johns Hopkins event aims to match biotech research with business acumen
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the university held a “speed-dating” event Thursday that paired its medical faculty with would-be entrepreneurs. Helen Montag, Johns Hopkins' corporate relations manager, is quoted.

The New York Review of Books
July 16, 2009
The World Finance Crisis & the American Mission
Johns Hopkins angle: This review focuses on Martin Wolf’s book “Fixing Global Finance,” published by JHU Press.

Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2009
Viewpoint: Remembering the victims, cherishing our freedoms
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed was written by Dosia Paclawskyj, a psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine.

Carroll County Times
June 26, 2009
Patient discusses living with HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a speech given by Jesse McKnight, who is identified as HIV-positive and a Johns Hopkins Hospital patient. The article also quotes Lynn Sussman-Orenstein, a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Sondra Garlic, a nurse manager at the Johns Hopkins Polk Unit.

Daily Record (Maryland)
June 26, 2009
Corporate board diversity in the Age of Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin S. Carson, professor of neurological surgery, is mentioned in this opinion piece.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 26, 2009
My biopark is bigger than yours: Does size matter when building bio industry?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the Science + Technology Park being developed by a partnership that includes Johns Hopkins.

Belvoir Eagle (Fort Belvoir, Va.)
June 25, 2009
New Navy secretary named
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Navy Secretary Raymond E. Mabus Jr., who assumed office June 18, earned a master’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins.

The Waterline (Naval District Washington)
June 25, 2009
Secretary of Navy says first commitment is to service members and families
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Navy Secretary Raymond E. Mabus Jr., who assumed office June 18, earned a master’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 26, 2009
89-year-old Oakland inventor receives 15th patent
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Zalman Shapiro was enrolled in a master's program at Johns Hopkins during World War II, when he studied the erosion of warships' large gun barrels by high temperature and pressure gases.

The Scientist – Blog
June 25, 2009
Fake credentials in nanomed leader
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mary Spiro, a science writer at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT).

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 26, 2009
Community News
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that LaRoy Penix, who received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins, has joined the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Neurology.

Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2009
Leon Faruq
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary quotes Daniel Webster, co-director of the Center for Gun Policy Research and assistant director for research at the Center for Prevention of Youth Violence.

Orange County Register
June 26, 2009
Cal State Fullerton’s “Mother Theresa” dies at age 84
Johns Hopkins angle: This tribute to medical anthropologist Corinne Shear Wood, who died recently, mentions that Wood  took night classes at Johns Hopkins from 1948 to 1956 — a time when women were barred from classes except for evening and weekend extension courses, and that she eventually secured a job as a Johns Hopkins medical research technician.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 26, 2009
U.S. May Need to Prune Number of Research Universities, Lobby Group Says
The nation may need “fewer but better” when it comes to top research universities, Robert M. Berdahl, president of the Association of American Universities, said in an interview with The Chronicle. “It’s a very serious question that the nation needs to ask itself.”  The association represents 60 American universities that together award more than half of all doctoral degrees and 55 percent of science and engineering degrees in the country.

Inside Higher Ed
June 26, 2009
Right to Remain Silent
Critics charge that student privacy laws are being used to shield athletic scandals and other campus misdeeds. In a break from past administrations, today's Education Department is listening.

Bloomberg
June 26, 2009
Swine Flu Dominates in U.S. Where 98% Test Positive
"We're all tightening our belts -- there isn't anybody that does not anticipate that we're going to be dealing with this virus in a serious way this fall and winter," said William Schaffner, an influenza expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, in an interview. A swine flu vaccine may not be available until mid-October, and health officials are trying to figure the best way to distribute a two-shot immunization, Schaffner said.

Inside Higher Ed
June 26, 2009
Stretching the Security Blanket
Some campuses are consolidating their police departments, a move that experts say must be done with caution.

Boston Globe
June 25, 2009
For philanthropy courses, students become the givers
College students, many of whom spend the little extra cash they have on pizza and laundry, don’t fit the typical profile of a wealthy benefactor. But in a growing national movement, students enrolled in newly created philanthropy courses are steering thousands of dollars to local charities.

Associated Press
June 25, 2009
Economy sending students back home to college
A growing number of college students are realizing that attending their dream school is no longer financially sustainable and are transferring to cheaper schools closer to home.

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