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WYPR (Maryland)
August 4, 2010
Mid-day With Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist was a guest on the show, which discussed President Obama's call for Americans to talk about race.

CNN.com
August 6, 2010
Lady Gaga went to geek camp, too
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Stephanie Germanotta (now known as "Lady Gaga") as well as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin are all alumni of the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University.

The New York Times
August 5, 2010
Education Department Deals Out Big Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, in a $650 million federal grant competition known as Investing in Innovation, the Education Department has awarded $30 million to Johns Hopkins to advance its work in overhauling high schools with such dismal graduation rates that the university has identified them as dropout factories.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
August 5, 2010
Inside Ed: City schools passed over for innovation grants, but area education entities to cash in
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools is among those who will receive substantial funding for innovative programs aimed at closing the achievement gap and improving outcomes for high-need students.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 6, 2010
Philadelphia area nonprofits could receive millions in federal grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the Johns Hopkins/Diplomas Now program.

Toronto Globe and Mail
August 6, 2010
Students in year-round schools do better, study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references a study by researchers at JHU that found children from low-income families fell nearly three grade levels behind their higher-income peers over the summer vacation months, when they are not in class.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 6, 2010
Hopkins students’ product aims for healthier babies
Johns Hopkins angle: Four Whiting School graduates are trying to find a commercial market for a device that could help prevent women from having babies prematurely.

United Press International
August 5, 2010
Thought-controlled prosthetic arm tested
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael McLoughlin, APL program manager, is quoted in this story reporting that scientists at the Applied Physics Laboratory will test a Modular Prosthetic Limb system on human subjects, using a brain-controlled interface.

Baltimore Examiner
August 5, 2010
Human testing begins for mind-controlled prosthetic arm
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins has received $34.5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which will allow them to begin testing of the neural prosthesis. The testing will be conducted on five quadriplegic patents over the next two years.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 6, 2010
Hopkins students’ product aims for healthier babies
Johns Hopkins angle: Four Johns Hopkins University graduates are trying to find a commercial market for a device that could help prevent women from having babies prematurely.

Canadian Medical Association Journal
August 6, 2010
Gulf oil spill exposes gaps in knowledge as US assesses long-term health effects
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Lynn R. Goldman of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MedIndia (ANI)
August 6, 2010
Genetic Variant That Raises Schizophrenia Risk Identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research that includes Ann Pulver of the School of Medicine.

Gant Daily (Pa.)
August 6, 2010
Falls Are Leading Cause Of Injury For Chinese Elderly
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports on research out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that falls are the leading cause of injury among elderly folks in China.

Petroleumworld.com
August 6, 2010
Simon Romero :
Building a new history by exhuming Bolívar
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the exhumation of Bolivar mentions that, at a conference, Paul Auwaerter, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said that Bolívar likely died of arsenic ingestion, an assertion seized upon by state media here to support the claim that Bolívar was murdered.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
August 6, 2010
Bealefeld – the citizen – seeks change in state's attorney election
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Christopher Dreisbach, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Division of Public Safety Leadership.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 6, 2010
Hopkins’ security, reputation face challenges in wake of slaying
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on whether the recent homicide of researcher Stephen Pitcairn will have implications for Johns Hopkins in recruiting and other areas.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2010
Health innovations for Maryland's future
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that Johns Hopkins, as Maryland's largest health employer and one of the world's leading research institutions, has helped the state through the long recession.

Jakarta Post
August 6, 2010
When will Barack Obama eventually visit Indonesia?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Awidya Santikajaya, a graduate student at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2010
Education Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that beginning this fall and continuing through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive a $3,000 scholarship through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

Hamptons.com (Southhampton, N. Y.)
August 5, 2010
Southampton Cultural Center To Host Inaugural Music Festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the inaugural Southampton Arts Festival states that the music festival’s participants will include students from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Fresno Bee (California)
August 5, 2010
Local events for the week of Aug. 6-12
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about upcoming events mentions that pianist Michael Delfin, a student of The Peabody Conservatory and JHU, will give a concert including works of Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liebermann at Fresno State Concert Hall.

The Daily Record
August 5, 2010
Restaurants ‘generous with time, talent and product’
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum recently had a promotional event and Alizée Boutique Bistro and Wine Bar donated 1,000 appetizers to help its cause.

Gazette.net
August 6, 2010
Names & Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore promoted Caroline Laguerre-Brown to vice provost for institutional equity.

American Medical News
August 6, 2010
Medicaid pay commission to begin work in September
Johns Hopkins angle: Lu Zawistowich obtained her doctorate of science in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2010
Philip I. Heuisler III dies at age 73
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Philip Heuisler attended he Johns Hopkins University's McCoy College.

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New York Times
August 6, 2010
Current or Former Lawmakers Linked to Endowments Made by Corporations
Nearly a dozen lawmakers have been honored by university endowments financed in part by corporations with business before Congress, posing some potential conflicts.

Washington Post
August 5, 2010
1,100 colleges join Veterans Affairs' reduced-tuition program for students
The colleges range from Harvard University to Texas A&M University, and the pledges for subsidies vary widely.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 6, 2010
A Former For-Profit Deal Maker Takes On the Plight of Nonprofits
Instead of buying up troubled colleges, he's going to work with two veteran academics at the University of Southern California to form a consultancy focused on saving them.

Inside Higher Ed
August 6, 2010
More Than a Paycheck - Opinion
The Obama administration often says that the primary purpose for education, and education reform, is an economic one. One consequence of this narrow understanding is the missed opportunity to create a more robust appeal for returning to school.



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