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Wall Street Journal Blogs
August 3, 2010
Biting Back at Tick-Borne Diseases — Including Lyme and Relapsing Fever
Johns Hopkins angle: This Health Blog quotes Paul Auwaerter, clinical director of the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Christian Science Monitor
August 2, 2010
Birthplace of the drive-thru bans them to curb obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a 2005 study from Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, “The City Planner’s Guide to the Obesity Epidemic: Zoning and Fast Food,” which has a section entitled “Connecting the Dots from Obesity to Fast Food and Zoning.

Wall Street Journal
August 3, 2010
The Salt Hiding in Your Diet
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Appel, a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, comments in this story.

US News & World Report
August 2, 2010
Dark Matter Eldorado
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astronomer Rosemary Wyse is mentioned in this Science article.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2010
Link between vitamins, kids' behavior explored
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the president of the Abell Foundation has conferred with Bloomberg School of Public Health officials about a possible study related to vitamins and children’s behavior.

Bradenton Herald (Fla.)
August 3, 2010
300 Mote oil monitoring devices to be placed in Sarasota Bay
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins University scientists (from the Whiting School of Engineering) will use data collected in Sarasota Bay to try to predict how oil from the BP disaster might affect the food chain.

WWSB ABC 7 (Fla.)
August 2, 2010
Scientists focus on Sarasota Bay for oil research
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins University will use the information to show how oil moves through the food chain, in order to show how humans could be impacted if seafood is contaminated.

Huffington Post
August 2, 2010
Tomorrow's Vaccine Policy Leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: A column by Orin Levine of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

KVUE TV (Texas)
August 2, 2010
Poor math, science scores blamed for high school's poor rating
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, experts at JHU labeled Austin's Green Tech high school a "drop out factory."

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
August 2, 2010
Protein signals acute kidney injury risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports on a study led by Morgan Grams of the School of Medicine which concluded that acute kidney injury, deterioration of kidney function in a short period of time, may arise as a complication during hospitalization.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2010
A voice as sad and as tired as the city
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column refers to several recent homicides in Baltimore, including the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2010
Thanks from Pitcairn family
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor expresses the family’s gratitude for “the incredible outpouring of love and concern that the people of Baltimore have shown us” in the wake of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn’s stabbing death last week.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2010
Pitcairn not lone victim
Johns Hopkins angle: In this letter to the editor, the writers reminds readers that the widely reported death of Stephen Pitcairn, a promising young Johns Hopkins cancer researcher, was only one of 8 homicides that occurred in Baltimore City during the six days from July 25 through July 30.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 2, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Karen W. Schardt joined Kennedy Krieger Institute as assistant vice president of development after serving as director of development for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Bryan T. Stark was promoted from director of marketing and public relations to assistant vice president of marketing and public relations.

Leadership Magazine
August 3, 2010
Worth a read
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Lacks was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Delmarva Now
August 3, 2010
Review: SU among nation's 'Best Colleges'
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU is included in the Princeton Review's list of best colleges and universities, according to this story.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2010
U.S. World Cup women's lacrosse team features 13 from Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in preparation for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup, US Lacrosse announced its 36-woman national team, which includes 13 players from Maryland. Among the players selected is Lauren Schwarzmann of JHU.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 3, 2010
Undercover Probe Finds Widespread Deception in Marketing by For-Profit Colleges
Recruiters from 15 of the colleges made deceptive, or otherwise questionable, statements to agents posing as applicants.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
August 2, 2010
In Search of Deans, B-Schools Eye Top Execs
Two business schools in Boston and New York recently tapped former CEOs to head up their schools as deans in an attempt to raise their visibility and bring a more business-style approach to running the institution.

Inside Higher Ed
August 3, 2010
California Dreamer
The University of California is a top-shelf research university that boasts one of the country's most competitive undergraduate programs. If offers an online bachelor's degree, it would be a big step for online education.

New York Times
August 1, 2010
A Fear That Academics Are Distracted Directors
When university presidents serve on many corporations’ boards, governance experts say, someone is getting short shrift.

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