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ABC Good Morning, America
June 30, 2010
Technological Overload: How Plugged In Are You?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School psychologist Steve Yantis is interviewed about the human brain's ability -- or inability -- to truly "multi-task" and the impact that technological devices such as BlackBerries, computers, iPads, cell phones and iPods have on our brains.

New York Times
June 25, 2010
Speech Recognition’s Early Days
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Frederick Jelinek, a professor in the Whiting School’s Center for Language and Speech Processing.

Bloomberg
July 1, 2010
AIG's Benmosche Said to Threaten to Resign Unless Golub Quits
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is quoted in this Bloomberg News piece.

New Orleans Times Picayune
June 30, 2010
Corps delivers overdue Category 5 hurricane protection study to Congress
Johns Hopkins angle: Coastal engineering expert Robert Dalrymple of the Whiting School is quoted in this article.

Wall Street Journal (Opinion Europe)
June 30. 2010
A Big Bang for Greece
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary piece is by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke, who advocates that Greece address its fiscal crisis through a "supply-side fiscal consolidation."

CBS News
June 30, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Progress Reported
Johns Hopkins angle: CBS News Medical Correspondent Jennifer Ashton reports that a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a new approach in the fight against pancreatic cancer: teaching a patient's immune system to recognize and fight the disease. Daniel Laheru of the School of Medicine is interviewed.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 30, 2010
Hopkins among '30 Best Hospitals in America'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins was named one of the “30 Best Hospitals in America” by Becker Hospital Review magazine.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2010
Botox offers a shot of pain relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Paul Christo, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine's division of pain medicine.

New York Times Blogs
June 30, 2010
The New Old Age: No Place Like Home
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog focuses on the Johns Hopkins Elder House Call Program, which has been sending attending physicians and residents out to see frail, elderly patients in their homes for 30 years. Physicians Bruce Leff, a Johns Hopkins geriatrics professor, and Jennifer Hayashi, director of the Elder House Call Program, are quoted.

WJZ TV (Baltimore)
July 1, 2010
Ehrlich Picks Mary Kane As Running Mate
Johns Hopkins angle: In this TV news report, Krieger School political scientists Matthew Crenson and Lester Spence comment on Robert Ehrlich's choice of a running mate and method of announcing his choice.

Reuters India
July 1, 2010
ANALYSIS - U.S. pressure on Iran narrows UAE options
Johns Hopkins angle: Kevan Harris, a Krieger School sociologist and expert on Iran, is quoted in this Reuters story.

National Review
June 30, 2010
That Russian Spy Ring: The Broader Meaning
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is by David Satter, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute and a fellow in JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Foreign Policy
June 29, 2010
An Afghan trade route: What could possibly go wrong with that?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a report co-authored by S. Frederick Starr of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 1, 2010
Ron Clark Academy success comes at a price few schools can afford
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a JHU study found that potential dropouts can be spotted as early as sixth grade and that a student's socioeconomic background can play a role.

MetropolisMag.com
June 30, 2010
Letter from Baltimore: Summer Studio
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a review of the Sculpture at Evergreen biennial show at the university's Evergreen Museum & Library.

CFO Magazine
June 30, 2010
Can Innovation Curb Rising Health Costs?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Richard Grossi, CFO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2010
Peter Hermann: Downgrading rape cases historic problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Sheldon F. Greenberg, a former Howard County police officer who now heads a police executive training program in JHU’s School of Education.

One India (ANI)
July 1, 2010
Subtle mutations in immune gene may increase asthma risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a study led by Bruce S. Bochner, director of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in the School of Medicine, found that a gene responsible for determining whether certain immune cells live or die shows subtle differences in some people with asthma.

USA Today
June 30, 2010
Randall Cunningham's son's death reminds parents of hot tub safety
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Sue Baker, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Asbury Park Press (NJ)
June 30, 2010
More kids die in hot cars, half because parents forget them
Johns Hopkins angle: This USA Today piece quotes Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Jewish Times
July 1, 2010
Number of Israeli Millionaires Growing Fast
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a study conducted through JHU that found that only 6 percent of Israelis volunteer their time; the rate in the West is at 15 percent.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 1, 2010
Fed Made Taxpayers Junk-Bond Buyers Without Congress Knowing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Timothy Geithner earned a master’s degree in economics and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University.

San Francisco Chronicle Blogs
June 30, 2010
Bay Area Beats
Johns Hopkins angle: The "Locals" section mentions that Anton Patzner of the group, "Judgement Day," earned a performance degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

NorthJersey.com
July 1, 2010
Hoping to save the world
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Joohye Park will be an international studies and pre-med major next fall at JHU.

Times of India
July 1, 2010
Energy drinks could be harmful
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the dangers of energy drinks mentions that a group of 100 scientists and physicians, led by a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine, has sent a petition to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) urging the agency to increase energy drink regulations because the high caffeine drinks could increase the risk of caffeine intoxication and alcohol-related injuries.

Kiplinger
August 2010
Grad Degrees from a Distance
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s online MPH is ranked as one of the 15 top online master's degree programs.

Record Herald (Hudson Valley, NY)
June 30, 2010
Review: 'Guest Artist' at Shadowland Theatre
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a review of "Guest Artist," starring John Astin, an acting and drama professor at the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2010
Get Out - Your guide to the week's best arts and entertainment
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival opened its "Summer in the Meadow" season this past week and that all performances are taking place at JHU’s Evergreen Museum & Library.’

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2010
Shakespeare outdoors in Baltimore, Ellicott City
Johns Hopkins angle: The Sun’s Tim Smith reviews the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's staging of "The Comedy of Errors," at JHU’s Evergreen Museum & Library.

Baltimore Messenger
June 30, 2010
Developer's records: a blast from north Baltimore's past/Roland Park Company archives now at Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: Cynthia Requardt, the William Kurrelmeyer curator of special collections, is quoted in this article about the Roland Park Company archives, which are now housed at JHU's Sheridan Libraries.

Boston Globe
June 30, 2010
Cabral among 6 finalists for Somerville chief
Johns Hopkins angle: Finalist Special Agent in Charge/Area Police Director of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Thomas Pasquarello earned a certificate from JHU.

Baltimore Afro American
June 30, 2010
From Homeless to Medical School
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions Benjamin Carson of the School of Medicine and the Children's Center.

Vitals Spotlight
June 30, 2010
Dr. Keith Ablow Delves Into Mental Health Crisis From BP Oil Spill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ablow, a School of Medicine alumnus, from a Fox News report on the mental health fallout of the BP oil disaster.

Chicago Tribune Blogs
June 30, 2010
When a lab rat is too fat
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog quotes Mark Mattson, a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine.

Alexandria Times (VA)
June 30, 2010
State names new city health director
Johns Hopkins angle: Stephen A. Haering, the new Alexandria Health Director, completed a preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins between 2005 and 2007. After the completion of his residency he was named Chief Resident for the Preventive Medicine Residency for 2007-2008 at Johns Hopkins.


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Inside Higher Ed
July 1, 2010
Probing Students' Pasts
In the aftermath of the 2004 murder of a University of North Carolina at Wilmington student by a classmate with a history of violence against women, the deceased student's family came to see the decision-making of the university’s admissions office as one of the major factors leading to her death.

New York Times
July 1, 2010
Top French Schools, Asked to Diversify, Fear for Standards
France is embarking on a grand experiment, seeking to diversify the overwhelmingly white “grandes écoles,” the elite universities that have produced French leaders in every walk of life.

Inside Higher Ed
July 1, 2010
Governance Spat Threatens Accreditor

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of six regional accrediting agencies and the one that accredits Johns Hopkins, risks losing federal recognition if it cannot become fully independent, financially and operationally, from its parent organization, the Education Department warns.

USA Today
June 29, 2010
Colleges cautioned about e-book readers' accessibility
As e-book technology becomes more commonplace on college campuses, the U.S. Justice and Education departments raised concerns this week that some universities are using devices that don't meet accessibility standards set by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 30, 2010
To Rein In Unruly Faculty Members, Chairs Suggest a Department 'Covenant'
Bring all the faculty members of a department together, and the room heats up. That's the case at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where everyone in the department of educational leadership and cultural foundations has something to say. But for the most part, the department's discussions remain civil because of the influence of the department's values of respect, tolerance, and diversity, which are laid out in a formal statement.

Inside Higher Ed
Democrats Would Add Pell Funds to War Spending Bill
July 1, 2010
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Wednesday proposed folding money for Pell Grants into a Senate-passed spending bill aimed at providing emergency appropriations for military aid and disaster relief.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 30, 2010
Across The World: The Privatization of Higher Education
Across the world, we can see something similar going on. Either because of cutbacks in funding or because of a need to get more money to expand higher education, higher education systems are being privatized.

USA Today
June 30, 2010
Coaching can help qualified students aim higher
Coaching, a college advising model launched in 2004-05 by Chicago Public Schools, is part of an ongoing project aimed at improving the college completion rates of its graduates.

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