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The Washington Post
July 12, 2010
Government Contracts Awarded
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel won a $25.7 million contract from the Navy to develop technology to help spinal-cord injury patients experience touch and other sensory feedback while using prosthetic limbs. APL also won a $35.9 million Army contract to advance, build and demonstrate an optical modem, this article reports.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2010
Radical reformer has the right message on Medicare
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Gerard Anderson, a professor of health policy at JH's Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this piece.

Fox News
July 12, 2020
U.S. and E.U. Joint Terrorism Crackdown
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, senior fellow and managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Studies Department at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies, is interviewed.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2010
Soccer fans flock to Inner Harbor for World Cup final
Johns Hopkins angle: Sandeep Rao, who moved to Baltimore for a radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this article.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
July 11, 20101
Health Officials Want H1N1 "Report Card"
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story includes comments from Anne Riley, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
July 11, 2010
Opera thrives in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: "The Figaro Project" was founded this year with grants from Peabody and Johns Hopkins, this piece reports.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2010
What Baltimore's biotech industry needs: an 'anchor'
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports Johns Hopkins holds one of two biotech parks anchoring Baltimore City. Aris Melissaratos, a special adviser for enterprise development at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this article.

Foreign Affairs
July 9. 2010
The G-20’s Dead Ideas
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was authored by Neil K. Shenai, a Ph.D. candidate at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2010
Docu-series goes inside Mercy Medical Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that the new docu-series"NICU" is being compared to the ABC News series "Hopkins 24/7", which aired in 2000 and followed with a sequel in 2007.

Hindustan Times (Insdia)
July 12, 2010
About half of studies on children prone to bias: Review
Johns Hopkins angle: This Press Trust of India wire story reports on a study led by Michael Crocetti, a pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Washington Post
July 11, 2010
Opera in Baltimore is thriving with at least seven opera companies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about reasons why opera is thriving in Baltimore mentions “a ready talent pool: young singers who come to the city to study at the Peabody Institute, and don't want to leave after they graduate.” The piece has comments from Peabody alumni John Bowen and Caitlin Vincent and refers to grant money from Johns Hopkins.

The Star (Malaysia)
July 12, 2010
ANALYSIS - Iran, Israel take their tussle to Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters news analysis quotes Sanam Vakil, a faculty member at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Nurse.com
July 12, 2010
Hopkins, CNMC Lead Way in U.S. News Rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center earned high rankings in nine of the 10 specialties from the magazine, which will feature the rankings in its August issue.

CTV News (Canada)
July 12, 2010
Lindsay Lohan: Mean girls go to jail
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Katherine Smith, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who co-authored a 2009 study about media handling of female celebrity DUI arrests.

WBTV.com (Charlotte, N.C.)
July 9, 2010
Sadie's Breakthrough Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature concerns a 4-year-old girl who underwent a new type of leg surgery last week at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The operation was performed by a team led by team led by Allan Belzberg, an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

New Haven Register (Conn.)
July 12, 2010
Amy Beth Kirsten is finally convinced that she’s a composer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, with video, mentions that composer Amy Beth Kirsten recently finished her doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

United Press International
July 12, 2010
Enzyme may help spot diabetes sooner
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI news story focuses on research conducted by Gerald Hart, a professor and chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine, and Kyoungsook Park, a graduate student in Hart’s lab. Park is quoted.

HealthDay News
July 9, 2010
Researchers Point to Possible Scleroderma-Cancer Link
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a study led by Ami A. Shah, an assistant professor of medicine in the rheumatology division at the School of Medicine. Shah is quoted.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 12, 2010
Downtown living proves perilous for peregrine falcons: Whatever happened to ... ?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Ellen Wells, who received a doctorate in environment health sciences from JHU last year, began work in October as a part-time coordinator for Cleveland’s Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology.

The Bloomington Alternative (Indiana)
July 11, 2010
CAFO crimes against nature
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that an upcoming conference on CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) will feature Jillian Parry Fry, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Health Policy and Management Department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

FT.com
July 12, 2010
Opportunity for change
Johns Hopkins angle: It is not every day that one of the world’s most reputable research universities decides to set up a business school. But that is exactly what Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has done. With a renowned medical school and a global reputation for its teaching in public health and life sciences, it has decided to add a world-class international MBA degree to its list of programmes.

Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2010
Education Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: Beginning this fall and continuing through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive a $3,000 scholarship through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare, this article states.

The Washington Post
July 12, 2010
Week in Review: Lawmakers seek to ease Reagan National flight restrictions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports, Gregory Glenn, who also served as an associate in international health at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health, will report to Novavax chief executive Rahul Singhvi.

Baltimore Sun
July 9, 2010
Workers rarely unplug from the office
Johns Hopkins angle: Alan Langlieb, former director of Workplace Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this article.

Mashable
July 10, 2010
13 Internet Slangs with Unexpected Alternate Meanings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a 2002 study by Peter E. Dans, an associate professor in the School of Medicine, who looked at the use of and perceived usefulness of pejorative medical terms among student at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 9, 2010
Workers rarely unplug from the office
Johns Hopkins angle: Alan Langlieb, former director of Workplace Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University,is quoted in this article.

The Washington Post
July 11, 2010
In Baltimore, artists' community is the real work of art
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece says that Karen Yasinsky, a Johns Hopkins lecturer, is a Sondheim pick who will be presenting hand-drawn animations.

Charlie Rose Show
July 8, 2010
Charlie Rose Brain Series Episode Nine: Mental Health
Johns Hopkins angle: A discussion of mental illness with Kay Redfield Jamison of Johns Hopkins, Elyn Saks of University of Southern California, Jeffrey Lieberman of Columbia University, Helen Mayberg of Emory University, Stephen Warren of Emory University, and Eric Kandel of Columbia University.

The Daily Record
July 11, 2010
Full circle for new Md. stem cell commission head
Johns Hopkins angle: Margaret Conn Himelfarb, who sits on the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Institutional Review Board and Health Advisory Board, and is a member of the School of Medicine's Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, is quoted in this piece.

Higher Education News

The Washington Post
July 12, 2010
College presidents taste life outside their offices
In his three years as president of George Washington University, Steven Knapp has tried nearly everything to bond with undergraduates. Many of the barriers separating a college's top-paid leaders from its tuition-paying students have disappeared in the past decade. E-mail, text messaging and social media give students unprecedented access to a chief executive, who can no longer hide behind a secretary and an office door.

The Washington Post
July 11, 2010
For working mothers in academia, tenure track is often a tough balancing act
For women intent on becoming both scholars and mothers, the timing of the tenure track could not be worse. The average female doctorate is awarded at 34, an age when many college-educated women are starting families. Tenure, a defining moment in a professor's career, is decided roughly seven years later, just as the parenting window is closing.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 11, 2010
Government Vastly Undercounts Defaults
According to unpublished data obtained by The Chronicle, one in every five government loans that entered repayment in 1995 has gone into default. The default rate is higher for loans made to students from two-year colleges, and higher still, reaching 40 percent, for those who attended for-profit institutions.

Inside Higher Education
July 12, 2010
Job Satisfaction and Gender
Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions. A new study by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education confirms those studies, but finds -- among assistant professors at research universities -- that these satisfaction gaps vary by discipline.

Inside Higher Education
July 12, 2010
Stanford's Aging Professors
An article in The San Jose Mercury News explores the challenges facing Stanford University as more faculty members delay retirement. Officials talk about their great respect for the senior faculty, but fears that the university is unable to bring in enough new talent. Stanford has tried a series of incentives to encourage retirement, including phased retirement.

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