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Washington Post
July 31, 2010
Summer engineering program fosters genuine interest for some students
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a spaghetti bridge competition that marked the culmination of a four-week JHU program for high school students held at the University of the District of Columbia. The course was conducted by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 1, 2010
Civil-Rights Commission May Not Name Colleges in Admissions Report
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned as one of four institutions that did not respond in full to a subpoena from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on undergraduate admission by sex.

Washington Post
August 2, 2010
Interviews are regaining a foothold in college admissions process
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Johns Hopkins offers interviews to prospective students and uses them in admission decisions.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2010
Church of slain man uses killing as a call to action
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the recent death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, who was stabbed during a robbery in Charles Village.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2010
A preventable tragedy
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the slaying of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher.

Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2010
Compared to Charles Village stabbing, little outrage for man shot in chair
Johns Hopkins angle: The slaying of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn is mentioned in this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2010
Family to hold vigil Monday for slain church caretaker
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the slain Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2010
Community mourns death of Jupiter man killed in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is about the funeral of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2010
Church caretaker, 70, slain in apparent robbery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the slaying of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

The Daily Record
August 1, 2010
Editorial: Letting criminals loose to become killers
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial is about the slaying of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

WJZ TV 13 (Baltimore)
August 2, 2010
Neighbors To Hold Vigil For Murdered Man, 70
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions the recent stabbing death of Johns Hopkins University research assistant, Stephen Pitcairn.

Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2010
Lebanon better able to catch alleged Israeli spies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mara Karlin of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Centre Daily Times (Pa.)
August 2, 2010
Local summer programs aim to prevent learning backslide while school is out of session
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about learning loss over the summer vacation months mentions a 2007 study by Karl Alexander, a Krieger School sociologist, that tracked 800 Baltimore children from first grade to adulthood. He found that by ninth grade, losses over the summer accounted for almost two-thirds of the achievement gap between income groups.

Denver Post
August 2, 2010
Kids' reading helps halt "summer slide" in learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Karl Alexander, a Krieger School sociologist who studies children's learning loss during vacation months and disparities in that area between middle class and lower income children.

Frederick News Post
August 2, 2010
Summer school
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions research by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander regarding students' loss of academic skills over the summer months.

Walton Sun (Fla.)
July 31, 2010
Johns Hopkins to study how spill affects aquatic life
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Ed Bouwer of the Whiting School, Johns Hopkins University researchers are part of a team that will study how the BP oil spill will affect aquatic life off the coast of Florida.

Financial Post
July 31, 2010
The economics isn't settled
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Hanke, an applied economist at the Whiting School, is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2010
Safety demonstration van aims to combat childhood injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: The CareS Safety Center, started by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, wants to cut the number of deaths and disabling injuries caused by falls, drowning, choking, burns or suffocation, this piece reports. Andrea C. Gielen, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2010
Don't ditch the cats
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Yolken, the director of developmental neurobiology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is quoted in this piece.

Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2010
In the Works: Immunotherapy for food allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is allergist Robert Wood of the School of Medicine.

Kansas City Star (McClatchy Newspapers)
August 1, 2010
U.S.-led coalition finds success' elusive in Kandahar
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Anderson of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this story, which also appeared in other McClatchy newspapers.

Financial Times
August 1, 2010
State of bankruptcy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Anne Krueger, economics professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, was second-in-command at the IMF in 2001.

Columbus Dispatch
August 1, 2010
Lack of access to nutritious fare in poor areas contributes to obesity, other problems
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the lack of grocery stores in urban areas mentions a recent study by Johns Hopkins University researchers, which was the first to find that changing the offerings and making other efforts at food stores in low-income urban communities could have a positive impact.

Seattle Post Intelligencer
August 1, 2010
Hacking Earth against warming, scientists favor fake volcanoes
Johns Hopkins angle: Commenting in this piece is Scott Barrett, an economist specializing in environment and international political economy at the School of Advanced International Studies.

North Shore News (Canada)
August 2, 2010
Experts urge prostate cancer 'man-o-gram'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that experts at Johns Hopkins were among those who signed letters to Congress and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which funds medical research, saying more accurate imaging technology would lead to better guidance for diagnosis, biopsy and minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer.

Baltimore Examiner
August 1, 2010
Life on Mars
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that researchers at the Applied Physics Laboratory, in collaboration with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (Seti) in California, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Desert Research Institute, and Brazil's Universidade Estadual de Campinas have released an article detailing their ground-breaking research which may provide the long-sought after evidence for the existence of life on Mars.

Financial Times
August 2, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot. Lacks was a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 2, 2010
Institutional Level Strategies for Retaining Men of Color
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Marybeth Gasman, author of “Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund,” published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2007.

World Politics Review
August 2, 2010
Reforming Smith-Mundt: Making American Public Diplomacy Safe for Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, requests by NATO, Johns Hopkins and Harvard, among others, to show a 2008 Voice of America documentary film on Afghanistan's poppy harvest were denied because of Smith-Mundt.

Rediff Business (India)
August 2, 2010
Indian-origin entrepreneur in US Trade Committee
Johns Hopkins angle: Frank F. Islam has funded broad institutional support programs at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Rediff Business (India)
August 2, 2010
India, US join to boost healthcare sector
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, Union Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad said that "Foreign teaching institutions like Johns Hopkins University and Boston University are already setting up offshore centres in India."

Brain Blogger
August 2, 2010
Drugs for Bulimia
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about eating disorders mentions that a small 2005 study by the School of Medicine analyzed the results of brain MRIs on eight bulimic women and eight controls, and found that bulimics showed decreased opioid receptor binding in the insula, another area of the brain implicated in MRI studies of addiction.

The Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.)
August 1, 2010
Last weekend to catch music at BMC
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Ken Lam, assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with a master’s degree and graduate diploma in conducting in 2008.

Reading Eagle Press
July 31, 2010
Local religion digest: Annual hymn sing to be held at Gring's Mill Recreation Area
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions an upcoming performance by Matthew Brown, who studied tuba at Peabody Conservatory.

Haverhill Gazette (Mass.)
July 30, 2010
Father's example, advice inspire city teen to excel in classical music
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Moises Carrasco IV of Haverhill, a 15-year-old bassist, notes that his father, Moises Carrasco III, was a tuba player who studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2010
J. Marshall Bruce Jr. dies at age 89
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Bruce once worked as a research fellow in clinical psychology at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Washington Post
August 1, 2010
C. Virginia Pearson, Milton Gusack, Charles E. Sell, James W. Robb die
Johns Hopkins angle: An obituary for retired physician Milton Gusack notes that he was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree there in 1941.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times
August 2, 2010
Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
In the age of the Internet, the Times reports, many college students "simply do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious misdeed."

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 2, 2010
Proposed Rules Aimed at For-profit Colleges Explored During Policy Discussion
The proposed rules seek to make the for-profit sector more accountable for how often its graduates find jobs that enable them to pay back their student loans.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 1, 2010
From Before Enrollment to After Graduation
At Penn's Wharton School, the new head of admissions is also the new head of career services. It's a useful combination of duties.

Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2010
Coppin State has plans for improving graduation rate
Summer academy is one of the first planks in president's sweeping plan to retain more students until they earn diplomas.

Washington Post – College Inc.
July 30, 2010
Tangled up in FAFSA: Aid red tape run amok
A report from the Institute for College Access and Success suggests that students still face considerable difficulty after they have filled out the new form.



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