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The New York Times
August 4, 2010
Freedom and Reality: A Response
Johns Hopkins angle: This online commentary is by William Egginton, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post
August 4, 2010
On Leadership: Do the right thing even if it hurts
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses who is most responsible for the failure of the U.S. to take official action on global warming.

The New Republic
August 5, 2010
Paul Kagame and Rwanda's Faux Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Ruth Wedgwood of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The New York Times
August 4, 2010
In Push to Detect Early Alzheimer’s Markers, Hopes for Prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: This news analysis piece quotes Marilyn Albert, a cognitive neurology professor in the School of Medicine.

August 4, 2010
Early Alzheimer's Screening Tests on the Horizon
Johns Hopkins angle: Guy McKhann, a professor at the Mind/Brain Institute, and Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine are quoted.

San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2010
Hersch came late to composing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A interview is with composer Michael Hersch, whose Third Symphony will receive its world premiere at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz. Hersch attended the Peabody Conservatory and now teaches composition there.

Science Magazine
August 4, 2010
Earth's Moving, Melting Core
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School geologist Peter Olson is quoted in this article.

TIME Magazine
August 5, 2010
The Ethics Watchdog Making Democrats Uncomfortable
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Leo Wise, staff director and general counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, is a JHU graduate.

ABC News
August 4, 2010
Marfan, Loeys-Dietz Diagnosis Made Simple
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on two separate studies led by Harry C. Dietz and Paul Sponseller of the School of Medicine. The studies suggest that a checklist could help patients receive the monitoring and treatment necessary to prevent two genetic diseases from becoming life-threatening.

Washington Post Blogs
August 4, 2010
College, Inc.: California college is first to go 'grid positive'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, writer Daniel de Vise mentions that Johns Hopkins University has pledged to halve its carbon emissions over 15 years.

Jakarta Globe
August 4, 2010
In US and Europe, Current Fiscal Policy Is Prolonging the Economic Doldrums
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Steven H. Hanke, an applied economist from the Whiting School of Engineering.
August 4, 2010
The Cure For EconoSomnia
Johns Hopkins angle: Included in this story about sleep problems is some advice from Nancy Collop, the director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center.

Baltimore Sun – Picture of Health blog
August 3, 2010
Baltimore manufacturer buys malaria drugs for Nigeria
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog post, Johns Hopkins affiliate Jhpiego is mentioned.

Chicago Tribune
August 4, 2010
Top hospitals for difficult cases
Johns Hopkins angle: Consumers' Checkbook asked 340,000 physicians from the 53 largest metro areas of the country where they would send a friend or family member who had a serious illness for treatment. It states that "for pancreatic cancer, doctors like Johns Hopkins Hospital."

Orange County Register (Ca.)
August 4, 2010
Scientists link cat parasite to schizophrenia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins University scientists who are trying to determine why people develop serious mental illness are focusing on an unlikely factor: a common parasite spread by cats.

Globe & Mail (Canada)
August 4, 2010
Deep brain stimulation shows promise in fight against Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a research group in France and another at Johns Hopkins University are interested in launching their own trials of Deep Brain Stimulation as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

New England Journal of Medicine
August 5, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Roy C. Ziegelstein, Cynthia S. Rand, and David B. Hellmann -- all of the School of Medicine -- had a letter to the editor published.

The National (Abu Dhabi)
August 4, 2010
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, researchers at Johns Hopkins University announced they may have identified the hormone that triggers puberty. Named GnRH – presumably after the noise teenagers make when you try to get them up in the morning – the hormone was isolated during an experiment on mice.
August 5, 2010
South Africa: Moulding Men You Can Count On
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mandla Ndlovu, Communications Programme Manager for Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Huffington Post
August 5, 2010
The Dark Side of Vitaminwater
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about Vitaminwater mentions a 2009 study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that the quickest and most reliable way to lose weight is to cut down on liquid calorie consumption.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2010
Series of Upper Fells Point attacks prompt police to add officers
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins notified students, faculty and staff about a recent string of robberies in the Fells Point area, although no one affiliated with Johns Hopkins was said to have been hurt.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2010
Rival views on planned Walmart divide Remington residents
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this article about the Remington neighborhood near JHU’s Homewood campus interviewed MacGregor Burns, described as “a musician and Johns Hopkins graduate.”

Rochester Post-Bulletin (Mn.)
August 5, 2010
I'm Just Sayin': Big city visits remind us how lucky we are
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Greg Sellnow discusses the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn.

Washington Post Blogs
August 5, 2010
The Answer Sheet: Accountability in DCPS: Details from teacher's IMPACT report
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that guest columnist Aaron Pallas taught at JHU and now is a professor at Columbia University.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 4, 2010
Amplimmune inches closer to potential exit with GlaxoSmithKline deal
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Amplimmune is "the 4-year-old spinoff from Johns Hopkins University."

Fox4KC TV (Kansas City)
August 4, 2010
Kansas City Summer Program Gets Quick Results
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report, experts at Johns Hopkins studied students who took part in a special summer learning program and found that, on average, they improved by one grade level in just eight weeks in the program. (Md.)
August 5, 2010
Frederick County students create recipe for physics
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reported on the spaghetti bridge competition held in Frederick County last week, an event organized by Johns Hopkins' Engineering Innovation program.

Washington Post
August 5, 2010
Arlington, Alexandria in brief
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this news brief, Stephen A. Haering has a master's degree in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
August 4, 2010
On the Move, 8/4: Spero elected treasurer of League for People with Disabilities
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that JHU property manager Karen Geary has been elected to the board of The Columbia Foundation as vice chair.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 5, 2010
North Student News
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Pine-Richland Middle School seventh-grader Anya Chopra was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
August 5, 2010
VIS relies on community support
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Pierre Simard, artistic director and conductor of the Vancouver Island Symphony, holds a master's degree in conducting from the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
August 4, 2010
Samuel Leo Dutton dies at age 80
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for moving company businessman Samuel Leo Dutton mentions that his firm moved the books from JHU’s old Gilman Hall library to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library in 1970. Johns Hopkins spokesman Dennis O’Shea is quoted about other work that Dutton’s firm did for the university.

New York Times
August 4, 2010
Dr. Robert M. Chanock, Prominent Virologist, Dies at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Chanock taught and conducted research at Johns Hopkins before taking a post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2010
No More New Kid on Campus
Students turn to online roommate matching services to avoid getting paired with a stranger.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5, 2010
Lawmakers Focus Ire on Accreditors for Abuses at For-Profit Colleges
Witnesses were asked whether the fraud and deception uncovered in a recent government investigation into for-profit recruiting is the norm.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
August 3, 2010
Trustee group to colleges: No more tuition hikes
An industry group representing trustees and alumni has published a pocket guide asserting that colleges should not lean on tuition increases to bail them out of tough times, but instead should find innovative ways to cut costs.

USA Today
August 4, 2010
'Free' movies, songs no more as colleges bust file-sharing
Every college across the country must either have installed software to block illegal file-sharing or have created some other procedure for preventing it, per the 2008 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which took effect July 1.

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