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Baltimore Sun
August 13, 2010
Daniels wastes no time changing Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article traces the accomplishments of Ronald Daniels during his first 16 months as president of The Johns Hopkins University. Among those quoted, in addition to Daniels, are Pamela Flaherty, chairwoman of the board of trustees, and Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The New York Times
August 15, 2010
Outdoors and Out of Reach, Studying the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, Steven Yantis, chair of the Krieger School’s Department of the Psychological and Brain Sciences, is one of five neuroscientists who spent a week in remote Utah to understand how heavy use of digital devices and other technology changes how we think and behave, and how a retreat into nature might reverse those effects.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2010
Education for consumers, manufacturers needed to boost product safety
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Inez Tenenbaum, who was sworn in to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission last year, recently visited the Bloomberg School of Public Health to discuss injury prevention and product regulation.

The Scotsman (U.K.)
August 14, 2010
A good night's sleep 'could hold key to improved memory'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to the research of Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher and includes comments from the professor.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2010
Cut the income tax, Mr. Ehrlich, not the sales tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock business column includes comments from Steve Hanke, a WSE professor of applied economics.

Universe Today
August 15, 2010
Astrophotography Spotlight – Centaurus A
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Eric Peng, a graduate student in astronomy at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.

Washington Post Magazine
August 15, 2010
The Preemie Prism: As her twins enter high school, a mom reflects on their perilous journey
Johns Hopkins angle: This first-person magazine feature is by Tracey A. Reeves, director of news and information at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2010
Overcome by art
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Charles Limb, an associate professor at the School of Medicine who has studied the effects of music on the brain.

The Washington Post
August 16, 2010
The problem with favoring high schools in turnaround grant program
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Johns Hopkins researchers on dropout rates.

The New York Times
August 13, 2010
Arts Festival Stresses Connectivity
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the Southampton Arts Festival mentions that one of the scheduled performers will be Boris Slutsky, chairman of the piano department of JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
August 15, 2010
Baltimore Classical Octet to perform rare Beethoven
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Phillip Kolker, a bassoonist with the Baltimore Classical Octet, and notes that Kolker teaches at Peabody Conservatory, where he chairs the department of orchestral instruments.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 15, 2010
Resistant bacteria require new weapons
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a growing number of hospitals are fighting central line bloodstream infections by using a stringent protocol developed by patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 2010
Beta-blockers used by musicians, athletes, students to enhance performance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Lili Barouch, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine.

New Statesman (U.K.)
August 16, 2010
The spark rises in the east
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Xiaoqin Wang, who directs of a biomedical engineering center that Johns Hopkins University runs jointly with Tsing­hua University in China.

American Medical News
August 16, 2010
UK primary care physicians to gain greater control under NHS reforms
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Jonathan Weiner, a professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

AllAfrica.com
August 14, 2010
Africa: Mental Illness as a Silent Predator in the Developing World
Johns Hopkins angle: William Eaton, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this story.

KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)
August 16, 2010
House Calls
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece attributes information to Bruce Leff, a geriatrician and founding director of the Hospital at Home program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Kansas City InfoZine
August 15, 2010
Human Clinical Trial of NIH-developed Dengue Vaccine Begins
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that a vaccine to prevent infection by the mosquito-borne dengue virus has begun human clinical testing at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
August 14, 2010
Fair Housing Act helps protect disabled occupants from discrimination
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins studies.

Owen Sound Sun Times (Ontario, Canada)
August 13, 2010
Festival attracts world-class guitarists
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival mentions that its performers will include guitar students from schools such as the Peabody institute.

Pharmabiz.com
August 16, 2010
Johns Hopkins sets up new clinical research network to provide opportunities for collaborations
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with Anne Arundel Health System and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has established a new network of academic and community-based clinical researchers, the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network.

The Washington Post
August 13, 2010
ISO a D.C. college on the Forbes list
Johns Hopkins angle: The blog mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Sarasota Herald Tribune (Florida)
August 14, 2010
Musical afternoons at church
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that piano instructor Glenn Rasmussen, the music director from Faith United Methodist, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2010
Joel Abraham Cordish dies at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Cordish earned a bachelor of arts degree at JHU, where he excelled at academics and athletics. It also states that he was All-America in soccer and was a lacrosse goalie for three years.

Baltimore Sun
August 14, 2010
Longtime Legg executive Ernest C. Kiehne dies at 92
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Kiehne graduated from the Johns Hopkins University's business school in 1940.


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New York Times
August 14, 2010
Academic Bankruptcy
With the academic year about to begin, colleges and universities, as well as students and their parents, are facing an unprecedented financial crisis. What we’ve seen with California’s distinguished state university system — huge cutbacks in spending and a 32 percent rise in tuition — is likely to become the norm at public and private colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 15, 2010
Get the Word Out About Student Aid, and They Will Come
Fairleigh Dickinson University introduced a priority application in 2009, allowing selected high schoolers who apply by December 1 to get a decision by January 1. That provides the university with more time to communicate with a core group of accepted students—and to encourage them to apply for financial aid.

New York Times (The Choice Blog)
August 16, 2010
Paying for College Without Loans, Scholarships or Looting Your Parents’ Retirement
A Q&A with Zac Bissonnette, the author of “Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships or Mooching off My Parents."

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 16, 2010
Nation’s Governors Tackle College Completion Rates
Following President Barack Obama’s lead, the National Governors Association (NGA) has launched an initiative to increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded and to improve productivity at higher education institutions. Public institutions enroll approximately four out of every five students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 15, 2010
'Dream Act' Would Not Be Enough for Many Undocumented Students
The renewed cry for comprehensive immigration reform has ignited an increasingly vocal and visible student push for legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of undocumented immigrants who attend college.

Inside Higher Education
August 16, 2010
New NSF Social Science Agenda
Seeking to move "beyond near-term funding cycles," leaders of the National Science Foundation briefed sociologists Sunday about plans to create a strategy to support the social sciences over the next decade.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 15, 2010
Education Dept. to Step Up Monitoring of Compliance on Student-Aid Rules
In a continuing effort to crack down on unscrupulous colleges that collect federal student-aid dollars but provide little useful education in return, the U.S. Department of Education plans to develop a program to assess whether institutions are complying with existing laws and regulations.

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