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Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2010
Hopkins nursing graduate among aid workers killed in Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Johns Hopkins School of Nursing graduate Glen D. Lapp, who was one of 10 medical aid workers ambushed and killed in Afghanistan last week. It quotes Martha N. Hill, dean of the School of Nursing, and Johns Hopkins instructor Krysia Hudson.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 10, 2010
Mennonite worker slain in Afghanistan remembered
Johns Hopkins angle: Glen Lapp, who was killed in Afghanistan, was a graduate of the School of Nursing.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
August 9, 2010
Aid Group Pledges To Stay In Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Nursing graduate Glen Lapp was gunned down in Afghanistan.

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
August 9, 2010
Johns Hopkins Grad Among Dead In Afghan Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Nursing graduate Glen Lapp was gunned down in Afghanistan.

Forbes.com
August 8, 2010
The 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes
Johns Hopkins angle: Forbes recognizes the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School for "Innovation for Humanity" in this story, saying that "this program will send students to a developing nation such as Rwanda, Peru, Kenya and India, where they will study infrastructural weakness in water, energy and health systems, and work with scientists and the locals to develop solutions. The goal: to understand how to build sustainable businesses in developing markets."

The New York Times
August 9, 2010
DNA Test May Speed Colon Cancer Diagnosis
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine discovered the series of mutations by which a colon polyp advances to full cancer. The article also quotes Vogelstein regarding a new generation of DNA tests for colon cancer.

Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2010
Pinning down the side effects of statins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, quotes Roger S. Blumenthal, director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins.

The New York Times
August 9, 2010

That Middle-of-the-Night Bellyache: Appendicitis?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature includes a comment from David G. Bundy, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and an expert on quality improvement and patient safety.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2010
Baltimore to promote safe sleeping practices for babies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Baltimore City Health Department’s B'More for Healthy Babies project includes a comment from Cathy Church-Balin, director of the Business Development Center for Communication Programs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2010
Referendum would give city more spending latitude
Johns Hopkins angle: This article regarding proposed changes in Baltimore City spending rules refers to 2008 recommendations on this topic by the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation, which prepared its report in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies.

The Washington Post
August 10, 2010
As older people grow in numbers, experts seek ways to handle the coming boom
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bruce Leff, a geriatrician at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post (AP)
August 10. 2010
Sorting when early memory loss signals big threat
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Marilyn Albert of Johns Hopkins University, co-author of proposed new guidelines for diagnosing both full-blown Alzheimer's and dementia, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
August 10, 2010
Speeding Up Stroke Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that engineering scientist Wieslaw Nowinski spent time at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he hoped to do some joint projects with experts in other disciplines to jump-start his ideas for a brain atlas.

Boston Globe (AP)
August 10, 2010
Sorting when early memory loss signals big threat
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine.

The New Republic
August 10, 2010
The Downsizing of American Foreign Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Michael Mandelbaum of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Examiner
August 9, 2010
Clinical trials on dengue fever vaccine begins
Johns Hopkins angle: A new tetravalent vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has begun human clinical testing at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Edmonton Journal (Canada)
August 10, 2010
August school bell has unfamiliar ring
Johns Hopkins angle: This back-to-school story mentions Johns Hopkins University research into summer learning loss.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Ca.)
August 9, 2010
Santa Rosa school attacks 'summer learning loss'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about summer learning loss mentions a JHU study that found that by the end of grammar school, low-income students fall nearly three grade levels behind their more affluent peers who spend summers at camp, on family trips and at museums.

Ivanhoe Newswire
August 10, 2010
Taking the Sting Out of Bee Stings
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe story reports on a new study by allergists and immunologists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which found that bee venom therapy, the same treatment used to prevent deadly allergic reactions, also works to minimize large local reactions. Quoted is David Golden.

Ivanhoe Newswire
August 10, 2010
Secrets of the Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of the Applied Physics Laboratory is quoted in this story.

Times of Trenton (NJ)
August 10, 2010
Lighting the way
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a new report from the Center for Climate Strategies, published with Johns Hopkins University.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
August 10, 2010
The myth of cranky oldsters
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentioned the Johns Hopkins University Health Alerts.

Decatur Herald-Review (Ill.)
August 9, 2010
Fallstrom: Former pitcher now wants to help prevent injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Former baseball relief pitcher Dr. Mike Freehill finished his residency "as a shoulder and elbow specialist" at Johns Hopkins Hospital in June, according to this story.

Suburban Journals (Mo.)
August 10, 2010
Hinrichs named chief medical officer
Johns Hopkins angle: James Hinrichs, MD, MPH, who has been named chief medical officer/executive director of medical affairs for SSM St. Joseph Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville and SSM St. Joseph Medical Park, is a graduate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Boston Globe
August 7, 2010
Reclaimed fiddle is music to her ears
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Valerie Rose Taylor, a Berklee College of Music professor, studied under acclaimed conductor Frederik Prausnitz at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
August 7, 2010
Palmertree stars in 'Carmen'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Pottstown-area soprano Toni Marie Palmertree, who will star in the title role of a Berks Opera Workshop production of Bizet's "Carmen," is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music

Richmond Times-Dispatch
August 9, 2010
People & Places for Aug. 9
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Bob Halbruner, who was named director of development at the Maymont Foundation, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2010
Irvin C. Tillman Sr. dies at age 91
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Tillman earned a bachelor's degree in 1941 in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post (Obit)
August 10, 2010
James D. McHale
Johns Hopkins angle: The retired foreign service officer with the U.S. Information Agency, earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1952.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 10, 2010
Families Use More Money From All Sources to Meet Rising Costs of College
Families tapped the same mix of resources to pay for college in 2009-10 as they had in previous years, but they used more money from each source as the overall cost increased.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 10, 2010
Education Trust Reports Divulge Minority College-graduation Rate Gaps
The Washington-based education advocacy organization released two reports highlighting institutions that have highest and lowest comparative college success rates for African-Americans and Latinos.

USA Today
August 10, 2010
Back to school: Do kids learn as well on iPads, e-books?
The devices for reading digital books have the potential to save on textbook costs in the long term and to provide students with more and better information faster. Yet the track record on campus so far for e-readers has been bumpy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 8, 2010
Can Gates Foundation's Millions Remake Higher Education?
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says the problem is beyond college access, so it's focusing on programs that develop college-level skills.

Washington Post Magazine
August 8, 2010
First Person Singular
Steve Roche, director of George Washington University's Colonial Inauguration, talks about how to make new students feel welcome on campus.

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