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Smart Planet
August 19, 2010
Johns Hopkins scientists demonstrate real-time weather observation from space
Johns Hopkins angle: This news site reports that Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully implemented a new space-based system to monitor Earth’s space environment. Brian Anderson, principal investigator at the Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

AppScout.com
August 19, 2010
AMPERE Makes Space Weather Forecasts Possible
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology column describes the involvement of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory in a project that uses sensors already in place on commercial satellites to foster an observation network to forecast weather in space.

Softpedia.com (Romania)
August 20, 2010
Street Outreach Workers Successful Against Violence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new study by the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. Researchers Shannon Frattaroli and Keshia Pollack, both assistant professors in the Bloomberg school, are quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 20, 2010
Baltimore businesses put cash behind Bernstein
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on the state's attorney's race quotes Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson.

NPR.org (National Public Radio)
August 20, 2010
'Virtual Shellfish' Aid In Studying Oil's Effects
Johns Hopkins angle: This public radio story mentions that researchers from Johns Hopkins are participating in a study of how the Gulf oil spill may be affecting marine life in Florida’s Sarasota Bay.

HealthJockey.com
August 20, 2010
Overweight American children and youngsters have become fatter, says study
Johns Hopkins angle: This online article about new Bloomberg School of Public Health research quotes Youfa Wang, senior author of the study and an associate professor in the Department of International Health.

Universe Today
August 19, 2010
MESSENGER Looks Back at the Earth and Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new image of the Earth and the moon, shot by the MESSENGER spacecraft that is being operated from JHUs’ Applied Physics Laboratory.

Information Week
August 20, 2010
HHS Committee Sanctions Health IT Security Proposal
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on a Department of Health and Human Services' Health IT Policy Committee meeting mentions that Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was among those who expressed concerns about new health information sharing guidelines.

Nature News
August 19, 2010
Drug flexes muscle against cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature includes a comment from Se-Jin Lee, a professor of molecular biology and genetics in the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg.com
August 20, 2010
Gay Sisters, Bankers’ Consorts Dazzle in Sargent Show: Review
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of a museum show of portraits by John Singer Sargent mentions his painting of Mary Elizabeth Garrett and notes that Garrett subsidized the new medical school at Johns Hopkins only on the condition that women were granted equal access.

Daily Herald (Everett, Wash.)
August 20, 2010
Is it asking too much for officials to be civil?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a workplace training program that is based on the work of P.M. Forni, a professor in the Krieger School and author of "Choosing Civility."

WebMD.com
August 20, 2010
Natural Depression Treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature quotes Dean F. MacKinnon, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Daily Record
August 20, 2010
On the Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Audrey Trapp, talent management consultant for Johns Hopkins University, received the 2010 Joseph Forni Award from Community Health Charities of Maryland at the organization’s annual meeting. Other Johns Hopkins mentions.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2010
Police probe attacks on bicyclists in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the homicide of School of Medicine researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2010
Walter C. "Neil" Pohlhaus Jr. dies at age 83
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Cornelius "Neil" Pohlhaus Jr., a retired Realtor and lacrosse coach who was a midfielder on the 1950 Johns Hopkins champion lacrosse team, has died.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 19, 2010
UVa Will Review Complaints About Workplace Bullying at Literary Journal
The University of Virginia announced on Thursday that it would "undertake a thorough review" of the management and operations of its literary journal, The Virginia Quarterly Review, amid concerns raised after the suicide late last month of its managing editor, Kevin Morrissey.

Inside Higher Education
August 20, 2010
Can You Hear Me Now?
As a professor, how do you get dropout-prone college students to stay in school? Give them your cell phone number. How do you get professors to promptly field text messages, calls and e-mails from students? Buy them smartphones and pay for the service plan.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 19, 2010
Wider Debate Swirls Over Ruling That Curtailed Berkeley's DNA Program
After months of debate, a ruling by the California Department of Public Health last week put an end to the most controversial part of a student DNA-testing project at the University of California at Berkeley, but now another debate has opened over how academic research will be affected.

greenbuildingpro
August 19, 2010
A Look at the Growing Trend of Green Building in Higher Education
Low-flow plumbing fixtures, passive solar design and stormwater management are increasingly frequent terms within the higher education world as universities and colleges steadily build and renovate their way toward sustainable design.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 20, 2010
Wake Forest and James Madison Take Aim at Binge Drinking
In a letter to students, the president of James Madison University announced plans to step up enforcement of laws against underage drinking and public intoxication as part of a broader effort to "transform the JMU alcohol culture," the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Meanwhile, the Winston-Salem Journal reported that Wake Forest University will begin notifying parents when their children violate campus alcohol rules.

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