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New York Times
July 6, 2010
A Portraitist, and His Images of the Famous, Come to Light
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a portrait of Franklin Mall, a renowned professor of anatomy at JHU in the late 1800's. The piece also quotes Nancy McCall, director of the archives for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

ABC Medical News
July 6, 2010
Worried (Heart) Sick? How Anxiety Triggers Heart Ills
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this report about a possible link between anxiety and cardiac conditions is Una McCann, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
July 4, 2010
New Gun Restrictions Address Court’s Decision
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Daniel W. Webster, co-director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2010
N.Y. official to lead Baltimore's health department
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce today that Baltimore's next health commissioner will be Oxiris Barbot, one of four finalists presented to the mayor by a search committee led by Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CitBizList (Baltimore)
July 6, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine Adds Four to Board of Trustees
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that N. Anthony Coles, David C. Hodgson, Christopher W. Kersey and Barry S. Strauch have been selected for one-year terms on the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Kersey has also been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees for The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 6, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine names four new trustees
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that N. Anthony Coles, David C. Hodgson, Christopher W. Kersey, and Barry S. Strauch were added as new members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine board of trustees.

Nkpuhe
July 5, 2010
Carey Business School in Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: This official blog of the nonprofit African Institution of Technology (whose founder has a doctorate from the Whiting School of Engineering) extols the virtues of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Washington Times
July 7, 2010
U.S. military aid to India could irk Pakistan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Ayesha Siddiqa, a Pakistani defense analyst with JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

ABC 2 News (Baltimore)
July 6, 2010
Older adults and the heat: Elder care
Johns Hopkins angle: In this TV news feature, Alicia Arbaje of the School of Medicine gives viewers tips on keeping elderly relatives and friends healthy during this heat wave.

Huffington Post
July 6, 2010
High College Suicide Rates Stem From Depression, Isolation: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the causes of suicide among college aged students mentions a recent study on college-age suicide from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the University of Maryland and other institutions. The study found that a number of common risk factors -- particularly feeling alone and unloved -- may make students more prone to suicidal tendencies.

Journal of the American Medical Association
July 7, 2010
Smoking-Related Lung Damage
Johns Hopkins angle: A protein called Rtp801 that can be induced by adverse environmental conditions such as brain hypoxia plays a critical role in smoking-related lung injury and could provide a new therapeutic target for treating emphysema, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and other institutions.

Business Gazette (MD)
July 7, 2010
Hopkins camp keys students in to forensics
Johns Hopkins angle: Stenography and data encryption are on the agenda at the Digital Forensics Summer Camp at Johns Hopkins University's Shady Grove campus, where high school students learn about the field of computer investigation.

Discovery News
July 6, 2010
Medical E-Waste and Equipment Gets a Second Chance
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a recent New York Times story that describes how School of Medicine surgeon Martin Makary has been urging medical centers to recycle medical devices after he noticed a trash bin full of unused equipment in an operating room.

Hattiesburg American
July 7, 2010
USM decision hurts writing program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about how budget cuts will affect the University of Southern Mississippi's highly-regarded Center for Writers program in the College of Arts and Letters' English Department mentions that some students there also were admitted to the writing program at JHU.

McKnight's Long-Term Care News
July 6, 2010
Music: The language of well-being
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about music's ability to influence people's moods and wellbeing quotes Charles Limb of the School of Medicine.

Jewish World Review
July 7, 2010
Doctors perform brain surgery via eyelid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a new surgical technique that allows surgeons to do brain surgery through patients' eyelids quotes Kofi Boahene, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine. Boahene is one of the technique's founders. This story also mentions Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, also of the School of Medicine.

Zawya
July 7, 2010
Khalifa University appoints Advisory and Search Committee for its new College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael M. E. Johns, Emory University and former Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is a member of the Advisory and Search Committee for Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research’s new College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 6, 2010
Scholarship and Activism Help Cultivate Community Farming Movement
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Joyce Smith, an Open Society Institute Fellow in urban farming who has assisted Johns Hopkins University researchers on diet-related health disparities.

Consortium News
July 7, 2010
The Military-Industrial Complex's Win
Johns Hopkins angle: Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at JHU, is the writer of this column.

DCist.com
July 6, 2010
Permanent Collection: Michelangelo's Male Nude
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about Michelangelo mentions that two neuroanatomists at the School of Medicine have posited that the artist inserted secret anatomical illustrations into his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Trinidad & Tobago Express
July 7, 2010
Madness! madness! madness!
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the Trinidad & Tobago Minister of Health has funded young ten-year-old Christa Brumant to the tune of $620,000 to be treated at the Transverse Myelitis Centre in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Included in this column is a brief history of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Chicago Sun Times
July 7, 2010
He's hip to new pregnancy issue
Johns Hopkins angle: Surgeon Benjamin G. Domb is a JHU graduate, according to this article.

Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.)
July 7, 2010
Paul Liberatore column: Progressive quintet Tin Hat's music not easy to describe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Mark Orton, co-founder of the musical group Tin Hat, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Scientist
July 1, 2010
Radical Thinking
Johns Hopkins angle: Boston University's Tom Tullius, who formerly taught chemistry, biophysics and biology at JHU, has co-opted the chemistry of free radicals and other energetic particles to unravel the structures of proteins, DNA, and the alliances they form.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (AP)
July 6, 2010
Novavax names Glenn chief scientific officer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Novavax named Gregory Glenn of Iomia Corp. as its chief scientific officer. Glenn has also served as an associate in international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tri-Town News (N.J.)
July 7, 2010
Seniors bid farewell at Jackson high schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson Memorial valedictorian Melissa Gosse will attend Johns Hopkins University to study chemical engineering in the fall, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2010
Philip A. Rapisarda dies at age 89
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Philip A. Rapisarda, a retired insurance executive and author, established a nondenominational and nonsectarian perpetual scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2010
Barbara R. Worthington dies at 70
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Barbara Worthington worked for a times as a research assistant in the outpatient psychotherapy department at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later as an information specialist in the hospital’s hearing and speech information center.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2010
Jane Edelen Healy dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Edelen received her master's degree in English from JHU.


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Wall Street Journal
July 6, 2010
Cost of Stimulus Cash Vexes Universities
The $18.2 billion marked out in last year's federal stimulus package for research and development was hailed as a boon for universities, but many that received funds are finding their share of the costs burdensome.

The Washington Post
July 7, 2010
Departing Catholic University president turned school around but sowed divisions, some say
Detractors say the Very Rev. David O'Connell has steered Catholic University into a thicket of social issue politics, spawning one controversy after another: Celebrity speakers disinvited. Student newspapers seized. Prohibitions against student sex. Highly publicized feuds with gay rights advocates and the NAACP. O'Connell, 55, is leaving Washington to become bishop-elect of Trenton, N.J. His replacement at Catholic, John H. Garvey, is dean of the law school at Boston College.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2010
As Harvard Law dean, Kagan solicited millions from donors as school's fundraiser in chief
One talent Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan displayed in her career climb could create unique ethics questions for her as a justice: the ability to persuade Harvard Law School alumni and other wealthy donors to give hundreds of millions of dollars, more than meeting a daunting fundraising goal that came with her job as dean. The total Kagan reached for the "Setting the Standard" campaign was a record, not just for her university but for all law schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 6, 2010
South Korea's Ambitious Global Campus Is Off to a Shaky Start
The sea has been pushed back, the foundations laid, and cranes toil over the Songdo Global University Campus, a Promethean $1-billion attempt to do the impossible: bring thousands of students from around the world to what was once literally a Korean backwater. But as its American partners survey the wreckage wrought by a two-year economic storm, several are drastically scaling back their commitments, putting a question mark over the entire project before a single student signs up for classes.

Inside Higher Education
July 7, 2010
Throwing in the Towel
When Michigan State University announced plans to expand into Dubai in 2007, President Lou Anna K. Simon described the move as "transformational for a university with an expanding 'world-grant' mission." But after just two years of operation, MSU Dubai has moved to immediately discontinue its undergraduate programs due to under-enrollment. That just 85 students are affected is testament to the extent of the institution’s struggle.

Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2010
Jewish organizations protest UC president's handling of reports of anti-Semitism
The president of the University of California and leaders of a dozen prominent American Jewish organizations are in an unusual public dispute about the extent of anti-Semitism on UC campuses and the university's response to it.

Inside Higher Education
July 7, 2010
New Research on Risk Factors for Suicidal Students
A new study in the Journal of Affective Disorders documents again that many college students think about suicide and also identifies key risk factors that may assist with prevention efforts

San Francisco Chronicle (AP)
July 1, 2010
New rules bring online piracy fight to US campuses
Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal swapping of "Avatar" or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding.

Johns Hopkins University