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CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
August 24, 2010

Stem Cell Ruling Stops Federal Disease Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the ban on federal funds for stem cell research could halt a half million dollar research project that both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have been using to fight childhood leukemia.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2010
Local researchers concerned about stem-cell ruling
Johns Hopkins angle: Story discusses status of embryonic stem cell research at JHU and the University of Maryland in light of this week's court ruling on federal funding.

Maryland Daily Record
August 24, 2010
Researchers confused over stem cell ruling
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted was Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman Audrey Huang.

Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2010
Plaintiffs in stem cell lawsuit made news for other issues
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. James L. Sherley received Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University in 1988.

Washington Post
August 24, 2010
On Leadership: Defending the diversity we cherish
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses what leaders need to know about perfecting the timing of weighing in on a crisis.

The Marc Steiner Show
August 24, 2010
The relationship between technology and the brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School psychologist Steve Yantis discussed the relationship between technology and the brain, exploring how the technological devices which have become common place in our society have altered the way we think. This link includes a podcast.

United Press International
August 24, 2010

Overweight U.S. children and teens fatter
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that Overweight U.S. children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade, according to a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Quoted is senior author Dr. Youfa Wang.

BBC News Blogs
August 25, 2010
Talking and looking: Iridium's 'next' big idea
Johns Hopkins angle: This science blog mentions that the National Science Foundation has funded a Johns Hopkins University project called Ampere, which will use the data from magnetic field sensors already flying on the existing Iridium network to study the space environment around Earth.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 24, 2010
With Corporate Backing, Stem Cells Go From Irvine Campus to First Human Therapy Test
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Debra J.H. Mathews, an assistant director of the Johns Hopkins University's Bioethics Institute.

WJZ TV13 (Baltimore)
August 24, 2010
Breakthrough In Cure For Parkinson's Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Valina Dawson, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine, is interviewed about research into Parkinson's disease.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2010
Baltimore police walking fine line in state's attorney campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: Story cites David B. Mitchell, chief of the University of Maryland police and former state police superintendent, who is developing a course for Johns Hopkins on the politics of public safety.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
August 25, 2010
Bridgewater professor's book wins nursing history award
Johns Hopkins angle: "Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War," was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Maryland Daily Record
August 24, 2010
Sea transport industry helping Cummings
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson comments.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
August 25, 2010
Consuming Interest: Compare textbook prices online: Consumer Website of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about college textbook prices mentions that Johns Hopkins University lists departments as numbers.

HealthLeaders Media
August 25, 2010
Prostate Cancer Care Costs Vary by Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: The short-term and long-term costs of prostate cancer care can vary considerably based on which treatment strategies men initially choose and receive, according to a study led by Claire Snyder, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Huffington Post
August 24, 2010
NYT Exploits Own Iraq Death Toll Denial to Trash Venezuela
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a previous JHU/Lancet study on casualties in Iraq.

The Washingtonian
August 24, 2010
Great Day Trips: Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story recommends the Lacrosse Museum & National Hall of Fame, located near the JHU Homewood campus.

Gazette (Md.)
August 25, 2010
New Farquhar principal eager to greet students on Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: Diane D'Ambrosio Morris, principal at William H. Farquhar Middle School in Olney, has a degree in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University.

Delmarva Now
August 25, 2010
Doctors join Shore health centers
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Jeremy Siegrist earned his undergraduate degree from JHU.

BaltimoreSun.com
August 24, 2010
Charles Street north of downtown needs TLC, too
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter to the editor discusses JHU's stake in improvements to Charles Street.

St. Louis American
August 24, 2010
Delta Dental brings Dr. Benjamin Carson to St. Louis
Johns Hopkins angle: Pediatric neurosurgeon and motivational speaker Dr. Benjamin Carson was in St. Louis on Tuesday to give his thoughts on wellness. Carson was the morning keynote speaker at the Delta Dental seminar, futureFOCUS2010: Health Leadership and Vitality, held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is picked to finish second this fall in Centennial Conference field hockey.

The Washington Post
August 25, 2010
John T. Cockerham (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The pediatric cardiologist and administrator at Children's National Medical Center graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1976.

La Jolla Light
August 24, 2010
Frank Garland, UCSD professor known for studying vitamin D-cancer link, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Garland received his Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University and began a distinguished career in vitamin D research for cancer and disease prevention.

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2010
Jonathan E. Moxley III dies at 90
Johns Hopkins angle: Deceased studied architectural design and theory of structure on the G.I. Bill at the Johns Hopkins University's McCoy College.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 24, 2010
U.S. Colleges Focus On Making International Students Feel at Home
To ensure that international students are well integrated into campus life, colleges have been putting more effort into orientation as well as social and academic programming that engages all students on campus.

Inside Higher Education
August 25, 2010
A Shifting International Mix
In fall 2004, Kansas State University had just one Chinese undergraduate on campus. In fall 2009, there were 534. The statistic would be staggering in any context, and yet the surge is merely an extreme manifestation of a national trend. Chinese undergraduate enrollment has soared at U.S. universities in recent years and,as another academic year begins, the trend line shows no sign of reversing.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 24, 2010
With Corporate Backing, Stem Cells Go From Irvine Campus to First Human Therapy Test
In the last days of July, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to a clinical trial that has been nearly a decade in the making. The federal agency approved a test of some of the first fruits of human-embryonic-stem-cell research, in a new therapy that could help patients recover from spinal-cord injury.

Inside Higher Education
August 24, 2010
Mixed Trends in MBA Applications
Only 44 percent of full-time M.B.A. programs saw applications increase this year, compared to 66 percent reporting such an increase last year and 77 percent the year before that.



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