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AOLNews.com
August 19, 2010
In Iraq, the World's Biggest Embassy Isn't Big Enough
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the future of diplomacy in Iraq quotes Kurt Volker of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

New York Times
August 19, 2010
General Misconduct
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed on the case of Air Force general John D. Lavelle, written by Charles A. Stevenson, a lecturer at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Briefs column mentions that Johns Hopkins has named Mike Mattia associate director of athletics.

CNET News
August 18, 2010
Predicting space weather in real time
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a new technology developed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, Boeing, and Iridium Communications to helps scientists monitor magnetic storms around Earth. Brian J. Anderson, principal investigator at APL, is quoted.

Spaceflight Now
August 18, 2010
Iridium merges science with communications mission
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a team that includes JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. The researchers have developed a way to produce the first real-time global space weather observations from low Earth orbit. APL scientist Brian J. Anderson is quoted.

Network World
August 18, 2010
Iridium satellites gather data for solar storm-watchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is part of a team that is using satellites to collect information about solar storms.

The Art Newspaper (U.K.)
August 19, 2010
Eton’s Egyptology shared by Birmingham and Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that some of Eton College’s Egyptian antiquities are being loaned to The Johns Hopkins University, where they will go on display in an archaeological museum in Gilman Hall, beginning in October.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2010
Many kids get fat in the middle, posing serious risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post refers to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute on Aging.

Orlando Sentinel
August 18, 2010
Bariatric surgery cuts health-care costs for diabetics
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post mentions that School of Medicine researchers, led by Martin Makary, found that 75 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were able to stop taking medications six months after undergoing bariatric surgery.

UPI.com
August 19, 2010
Trauma care effective, and cost effective
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this United Press International health brief is Ellen MacKenzie of the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Howard County Times
August 18, 2010
Hopkins lab in Howard County revolutionizing prosthetic limbs
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the high-tech prosthetic arm being developed by engineers at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. APL program manager Michael McLoughlin is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2010
Sex offender beats man; another man beats security guard
Johns Hopkins angle: According to an item in this crime blog, a taxi driver was convicted of assaulting a Johns Hopkins security officer who was helping a driver with car trouble outside the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency room.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2010
Maryland sin taxes save lives
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of this letter to the Sun, who supports a state alcohol tax hike, cites a study about the expected benefits of this proposal conducted by researchers David Jernigan and Hugh Waters of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Annapolis Capital
August 18, 2010
New effort aims to expand clinical trials in region
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Anne Arundel Health System - the parent company of Anne Arundel Medical Center – has become part of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Network, a collaboration of area hospitals aiming to pool their resources and increase clinical trials.

Seattle Times
August 18, 2010
Full-body scans of passengers to start at Sea-Tac in September
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Transportation Security Administration, defending the use of full-body scans, has pointed to positive evaluations of the technology conducted by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory and other institutions.

MinnPost.com (Minneapolis)
August 18, 2010
Hushing noisy hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the few hospitals voluntarily paying for noise-reducing retrofits, with the help of a team of acoustical engineers.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
August 18, 2010
Fighting big business
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this letter is encouraging Suburban Hospital to consider a stacked emergency room/operating room configuration that is used at Johns Hopkins' Trauma Center at Bayview.

The Welland Tribune (Ontario, Canada)
August 19, 2010
Vitamin C and Alzheimer's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This medical columnist cites information from a study, conducted by Johns Hopkins and other institutions, to see how lifestyle factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes affected the brain.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 19, 2010
Document Sheds Light on Investigation at Harvard
Ever since word got out that a prominent Harvard University researcher was on leave after an investigation into academic wrongdoing, a key question has remained unanswered: What, exactly, did he do?

USA Today (AP)
August 17, 2010
ACT scores dip, but more students meet college benchmarks
Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam inched downward this year, yet slightly more students who took the test proved to be prepared for college, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Washington Post
August 19, 2010
Fighting Obama education plans, colleges boost lobbying
Academia may be a bastion of liberalism, but in the past two years, the higher education industry has often lined up opposite the White House and congressional Democrats -- and has spent a lot on lobbyists in the process. The most recent example is the resistance from for-profit colleges to the Obama administration's proposal to raise standards for institutions receiving federal student aid. But traditional colleges and universities also have opposed Democratic initiatives.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 19, 2010
Graduate-Admissions Offers to Foreign Students Bounce Back
Powered by mushrooming demand from China, applications from international students to American graduate schools finally rebounded this year to their 2003 levels, after which foreign-student applications plummeted because of tightening visa rules following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Overseas applications rose by 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, and initial offers of admission to foreign students also increased, by 3 percent, reversing a 1-percent dip last year, according to a new report released on Thursday by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Bloomberg.com
August 17, 2010
Bashing Architects With Lawsuit, as MIT Did, Kills Innovation
The $300 million Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology doesn’t look much like a research lab. Its brightly colored collision of angular and cylindrical forms seems to line-dance down dour Vassar Street in Cambridge. Many observers assumed the 720,000-square-foot, nine-story collage couldn’t work as a research center either. Then came a lawsuit.

The Washington Post
August 19, 2010
More Md., Va. students taking ACT for college entrance, data show
An increasing number of Maryland and Virginia high school students are taking the ACT college entrance test in a region where the SAT has long been dominant, according to data released Wednesday. In Virginia this year, 22 percent of high school seniors who graduated took the ACT at some point in school, up from 19 percent in 2009, according to the state Department of Education. In Maryland, the number of graduating seniors who took the ACT grew this year, too, to 11,924 from 11,317 in 2009, the Iowa-based ACT organization reported.

New York Times
August 18, 2010
Why Johnny’s College Isn’t What It Used to Be
Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus have written a lucid, passionate and wide-ranging book on the state of American higher education and what they perceive as its increasing betrayal of its primary mission — for them, the teaching of undergraduates.

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