Skip Navigation

jhu_logo


Today's News

     

Today's News Home
Archives
headlines@hopkins

 ____________________

Today's News is a service of the Office of News and Information.

901 S. Bond Street
Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone 443.287.9960 | Fax 443.287.9920 | todaysnews@jhu.edu

Discover Magazine
May 8, 2009
The Universe is expanding at 74.2 km/sec/Mpc
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess and his team have refined the measurement
of the universe's present expansion rate to a precision where the error is smaller than 5 percent.

Science News
May 7, 2009
Honing the Hubble constant
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess and his team have refined the measurement
of the universe's present expansion rate to a precision where the error is smaller than 5 percent.

Universe Today
May 7, 2009
Astronomers Closing in on Dark Energy with Refined Hubble Constant
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess and his team have refined the measurement
of the universe's present expansion rate to a precision where the error is smaller than 5 percent.

Red Orbit
May 7, 2009
Hubble Narrows Possible Explanations For Dark Energy
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess and his team have refined the measurement
of the universe's present expansion rate to a precision where the error is smaller than 5 percent.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2009
Johns Hopkins buys block
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University completed its planned purchase of a vacant block in
Charles Village on Thursday for $12.5 million.

Maryland Daily Record
May 7, 2009
Hopkins buys Olmsted site for $12.5M
Johns Hopkins angle: James T. McGill, Johns Hopkins University senior vice president for finance and
administration, is quoted in a statement.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
May 7, 2009
Developer who sold land to Hopkins Blames Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: TV news report about Johns Hopkins’ purchase of a land parcel near the Homewood campus;
JHU spokesman Dennis O’Shea is interviewed.

Maryland Daily Record
May 8, 2009
City Severs Olmsted Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief refers to the Baltimore Board of Estimates’ vote to terminate a profit-sharing agreement with Baltimore’s Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse and Canyon Johnson Urban Fund, a California-based investment group.

The Washington Post
May 8, 2009
Pomp and Circumstance
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of commencement speakers for colleges and universities
in and around Washington, D.C., includes Johns Hopkins University  President Ronald Daniels and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

USA Today
May 8, 2009
Summer school
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece written by Ron Fairchild, Executive Director, National Center for Summer
Learning.

Washington Blade
May 8, 2009
A mother’s love
Johns Hopkins angle: Linda Goldman is an instructor at the School of Education.

Science Centric
May 8, 2009
Extraordinary perception deficit sheds light on how we see
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports on a new book by KSAS cognitive scientist Michael McCloskey.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 8, 2009
Why Stewardship Is Critical Now, and Always
Johns Hopkins angle: Column written by Jeffrey A. Schoenherr, director of the regional and international
major-gifts program at the Johns Hopkins Institutions.

Business Gazette
May 8, 2009
Names and Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Stronghold Advisors of Columbia named Aris Melissaratos to its advisory board.
Melissaratos is senior adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University for technology transfer, corporate partnerships and enterprise development.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 7, 2009
Ga. first lady a ‘reading ambassador ’ with Scholastic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Georgia first lady Mary Perdue has signed on as a “reading
ambassador” to help coax kids to read over the summer school break in a program co-sponsored by the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
May 8, 2009
WVU Prof at Carnegie Hall
Johns Hopkins angle: Violist Maggie Snyder is a Peabody alumna.

The Daily News Online (N.Y.)
May 8, 2009
The Feasley Perspective
Johns Hopkins angle: William Feasley is a Peabody alumnus.

Hanover Eagle (N.J.)
May 8, 2009
Famed trumpeter joins concert band at Hanover Park High School
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews a performance by trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, a Peabody
Conservatory faculty member, and his student, John Ehrenburg.

ABC News
May 8, 2009
President Obama vs. Bristol Palin on Abstinence-Only Education
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece quotes Janet E. Rosenbaum of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
May 8, 2009
Jhpiego seeks donations
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief touts a new online fundraising campaign tied to Mother's Day by Jhpiego, the
international nonprofit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2009
Baltimore lab seeks fuel in pond scum
Johns Hopkins angle: Algenol Biofuels is seeking help from JHU experts.

MedIndia
May 8, 2009
Health-care Providers Should Explain Vaccine Refusal Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Study was co-authored by researchers Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,

Lancaster Online
May 8, 2009
A family tragedy
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Rosenblatt, clinical director of the Baltimore Huntington's Disease Center at
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted.

Grand Forks Herald
May 8, 2009
Grand Forks Nursing Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Pamela Jeffries, associate dean for academic affairs at Johns
Hopkins University School of Nursing, will be a keynote speaker at the Midwest Nurse Educators Academy.

Gazette
May 8, 2009
State works to create electronic health information exchange
Johns Hopkins angle: A new group called the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients,
includes representatives from Johns Hopkins and other institutions.

Baltimore Jewish Times
May 8, 2009
Where Are They Now? Don Engel
Johns Hopkins angle: Engel is a post doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine.

Seattle Times
May 7, 2009
Lancet questions Gates Foundation's health spending priorities
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Robert E. Black, chairman of the department of international
health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was lead author of a commentary published along with the Lancet analysis.

Silver City Sun-News (N.M.)
May 8, 2009
Letter: Swine flu vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter to the editor quotes from the book “Pure Politics and Impure Science” by
Arthur M. Silverstein, a professor emeritus in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Red Orbit News
May 7, 2009
Stillbirths hit 3.2 million worldwide
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports on a study whose researchers included Rachel Haws, a
graduate student in Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Garden City News (N.Y.)
May 8, 2009
Fight Must Continue Despite Economy, Says Local Family
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about fund-raising for cystic fibrosis research quotes pediatric
pulmonologist Preston W. Campbell III, a visiting associate professor in the School of Medicine.

AllAfrica.Com
May 7, 2009
Nigeria: London - Global Advocacy for Maternal Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a project by Duff G. Gillespie, a professor in Johns Hopkins’
School of Public Health.

Information Week
May 7, 2009
Obama Names Science and Technology Director
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Tara O’Toole, President Obama’s nominee for undersecretary for the Science and Technology Directorate, was a founding member and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies and earned her master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins.

CNN.com
May 7, 2009
Swine flu, part II: What's in store in the months to come
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, associate professor of immunology and microbiology at Johns Hopkins’
Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Columbia Journalism Review
May 7, 2009
Science Journalism’s Crystal Ball
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes science journalist Joann Rodgers, who directs the media relations
and public affairs staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Journal of Turkish Weekly
May 8, 2009
With First 100 Days, Obama Seeks 'New Basis For Relationships' Abroad
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Daniel Hamilton of SAIS.

Stuff News (New Zealand)
May 8, 2009
NASA low on nuclear fuel
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Ralph McNutt, a senior scientist at Johns Hopkins’
Applied Physics Laboratory.

Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2009
NASA's deep space missions may get new jolt of fuel
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ralph McNutt, a space scientist in Johns Hopkins’
Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Washington Post
May 8, 2009
Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This listing mentions that the Division I first round tournament play between JHU and
Brown will be broadcast on ESPN2 at noon.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 8, 2009
The Philly connection
Johns Hopkins angle: Story says that a trio of players from Philadelphia is helping Johns Hopkins return yet
again to NCAA lacrosse tournament.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2009
Christopher, Kimmel provide answers for Blue Jays
Johns Hopkins angle: Story discusses how Brian Christopher and Michael Kimmel filled the void left when Paul
Rabil and Stephen Peyser graduated.

Faceoff
May 8, 2009
Brown at Johns Hopkins: Three things to watch
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Sun sports blog's author offers three keys to victory for JHU when it
goes against Brown University this Saturday.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
May 7, 2009
Yager named new arts dean at UC Santa Cruz
Johns Hopkins angle: Stacey Wills Yager, wife of David Yager, earned a doctorate in public health from Johns
Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2009
Thomas W. Owens
Johns Hopkins angle: Owens enrolled at the Johns Hopkins University on the GI Bill of Rights, where he
earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He later did graduate work in the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2009
Joan H. Williams
Johns Hopkins angle: Williams earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 7, 2009
J. Ben Rosen helped establish U computer science unit
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that J. Ben Rosen earned a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering in 1943 from Johns Hopkins University.

************************

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 8, 2009
For Higher Education, President's Budget Adds Little, Subtracts Little
President Obama's budget for the Department of Education for the 2010 fiscal year would leave spending on
most student-aid programs unchanged, but would largely spare higher education the program eliminations seen elsewhere in his budget.

Inside Higher Ed

May 8, 2009
Fleshing Out the Federal Budget
As the Obama administration took the wraps off its full 2009-10 budget plan Thursday, there was plenty of
praise from advocates for education and research about a spending plan that would dramatically increase spending on student financial aid and significantly bolster support for basic scientific research, particularly in the physical sciences.

Washington Post

May 8, 2009
Paying for School: Helping students -- not private lenders
President Obama's budget, released yesterday, would eliminate subsidies that have all but guaranteed profits
to private lenders that issue loans with single-digit interest rates and terms that students wouldn't find in the private market. Instead, the administration would put all federal student lending under the government's Direct Loan Program, saving an estimated $41 billion. Industry representatives challenge that figure, but not convincingly, according to this editorial.

Bloomberg News

May 8, 2009
Students Become Prey for Cards Charging 18% After Free Lunch
The Senate may vote on a bill as early as May 11 that would prevent credit-card companies from targeting
college students by requiring parental consent for a borrower under age 21 unless there is proof of independent income or completion of a financial literacy course. A Senate panel approved the restrictions, which also limit credit-card interest rates and fees, in March.

Inside Higher Ed

May 8, 2009
Staying on the Job
A survey released by TIAA-CREF on Thursday confirms anecdotal evidence that many professors are indeed
pushing back their plans for retirement because of the economic downturn. The data suggest that colleges may need to provide more incentives for retirements, or see far fewer people leave. And with many institutions already curtailing hiring, retirement delays could make a tight job market for new Ph.D.'s even tighter.

Wall Street Journal

May 6, 2009
Holding College Chiefs to Their Words
The editors asked presidents at 10 colleges and universities to answer an essay question from their own
school's application. Essays by the presidents of the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University are among those included.

Johns Hopkins University