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Washington Post
July 13, 2010
Hospital infection deaths caused by ignorance and neglect, survey finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on a survey of medical professionals on prevention of hospital infection deaths quotes Johns Hopkins patient safety expert Peter Pronovost.

Wall Street Journal Health Blog
July 12, 2010
Survey: Central Line Infections Still a Big Problem
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on a survey of medical professionals on prevention of hospital infection deaths quotes Johns Hopkins patient safety expert Peter Pronovost.

TopNews (UK)
July 13, 2010
The Lethal Yet Effortlessly Preventable Bloodstream Infection
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Mother Jones
July 12, 2010
Update: Hospitals Still Killing Their Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column mentions patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.


ABC News
July 13, 2010
FDA Initial Review Finds New Weight-Loss Drug Effective
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Mullin of the School of Medicine is quoted in this report.

USA Today
July 13, 2010
Mergers of for-profit and non-profit hospitals raise questions
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management, is quoted in this story.

TIME.com
July 12, 2010
Born into Ford: A High-school Student's Perspective
Johns Hopkins angle: This student blog was written by Michael St. Germain, who will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

CNN.com
July 13, 2010
Maryland congressional race shaping up as one of most competitive
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Maryland State Sen. Andy Harris works as an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Vermont Public Radio
July 12, 2010
In Pakistan, Old Militants Create New Alliances
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this radio story is Ayesha Saddiqa, a Pakistani security analyst and visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 13, 2010
Die of a broken heart? Science catches up with life on this one
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about broken hearts mentions that Ilan Wittstein, a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published research in the New England Journal of Medicine on how people really can, and do, suffer heart problems as a result of traumatic emotional events.

Denver Post
July 13, 2010
Health benefits boost sales of broccoli sprouts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the health benefits of broccoli sprouts notes that, in 1992, "scientists at Johns Hopkins University released a study of broccoli's potential therapeutic benefits against cancer."

KansasCity.com
July 12, 2010
Debate over austerity misses a few points
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column quotes applied economist Steve Hanke of the Whiting School of Engineering.

Ivanhoe Newswire
July 12, 2010
Milk Drops Cure Milk Allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe story quotes Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Ivanhoe Newswire
July 12, 2010
Controlling Your Blood Pressure, Saving Your Life
Johns Hopkins angle: Deidra Crews, M.D., a nephrologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, comments in this Ivanhoe Newswire piece.

Prairie Business (Grand Forks, N.D.)
July 12 2010
Minnesota's Concordia College names dean of students
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, the new dean of students at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., has worked in the area of student affairs at JHU. It also states that he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance from the Peabody Institute and later completed a M.S. in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2010
Columbia/Ellicott City ranked No. 2 best small city
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the hospital in Columbia is owned by Johns Hopkins.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
July 12, 2010
Sarah Norris: For those about to rock
Johns Hopkins angle: This music column quotes Peabody Conservatory freshman Melvin Jackson.

St. Petersburg Times (Russia)
July 12, 2010
800 Foreign Youngsters Flock to Camp on Lake Seliger
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this feature story, Frederick Starr of the School of Advanced International Studies spoke at a summer camp on Lake Seliger. The camp used to be for "pro-Kremlin youth" only.

Watertown Daily Times (NY)
July 12, 2010
Doctor: turbines cause health problems
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Nina Pierpont is graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Trend (Azerbaijan)
July 13, 2010
Expert: Fair to expect continued development of democratic values from Azerbaijan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted here is Svante Cornell, Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies.

PharmaBiz.com
July 13, 2010
Alzheimer's Association launches TrialMatch - a tool to provide trial information, matching for people with Alzheimer's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Marilyn Albert, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Frederick News Post
July 13, 2010
Rare heart disease can cause sudden death
Johns Hopkins angle: Hugh Calkins, director of the ARVD research program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in a sidebar feature about ARVD.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 9, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Appointments and promotion column reports on the appointment of Ralph D. Semmel as director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

Decatur Daily
July 12, 2010
BBB event offers money tips for college students
Johns Hopkins angle: This column offering financial advice to young consumers mentions that The Johns Hopkins University was among colleges and universities which reported data breaches potentially affecting more than 300,000 students, faculty and alumni during the past year.

Ithaca Journal
July 12, 2010
Big Red lacrosse team gets offensive-minded assistant
Johns Hopkins angle: Cornell has hired Matt Rewkowski, who played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, as assistant lacrosse coach.

New York Times
July 11, 2010
Rev. William R. Callahan Dies at 78; Dissident Who Challenged Vatican
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Callahan earned a Ph.D. in physics from JHU in 1962.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2010
Mary Patricia Castillo dies at age 99
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Castillo was a financial supporter of JHU’s Osher Lifetime Learning and that she and her husband created and endowed the Castillo Award in Economics, and made charitable donations to the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Krieger School, and the School for Professional Studies in Business and Education. The obituary also quotes Margaret Osburn, a friend who is an instructor in memoir writing at the Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2010
Geraldine James dies at age 76
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that James studied piano on a scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 11, 2010
Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?
For most Americans, educating their offspring will be the largest financial outlay, after their home mortgage, they'll ever make. And if parents can't or won't pay, young people often find themselves burdened with staggering loans. Graduating with six figures' worth of debt is becoming increasingly common.

Inside Higher Education
July 13, 2010
Academic Outcomes of Study Abroad
In 2000, researchers began an ambitious effort to document the academic outcomes of study abroad across the 35-institution University System of Georgia. Ten years later, they’ve found that students who study abroad have improved academic performance upon returning to their home campus, higher graduation rates, and improved knowledge of cultural practices and context compared to students in control groups. They’ve also found that studying abroad helps, rather than hinders, academic performance of at-risk students.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2010
Loyola needs neighborhood OK to buy alumni center in Guilford
Loyola University Maryland wants to purchase a residence in the Guilford area for use as an alumni center, but local residents must first agree to an exception to the deal that limits the school's expansion in the neighborhood.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2010
University of Maryland gets $500,000 grant from Energy Department
The University of Maryland received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday for research on environmentally friendly cooling systems. The grant was part of $92 million awarded to 43 projects that the department says will speed innovation in "green" technologies.

Inside Higher Education
July 12, 2010
Removing an Honor
Thomas D. Russell, a professor of law at the University of Denver, said that his friends have varying reactions to the impact of a scholarly paper he published in March. His friends in public relations can't believe it took so long for the subject of the paper to respond to an image disaster. His historian friends, however, are amazed by the speed with which history research is having as concrete a result -- especially since this involves a decision in higher education, where change comes slowly.

Citybizlist.com
College of Notre Dame Joins w/Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Award $1M in Scholarships
College of Notre Dame of Maryland is joining with ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to assure a college education for the seven young women of Baltimore's Boys Hope Girls Hope. The scholarships will cover 100 percent of the cost of education for four years, including tuition, room, board and fees-a commitment valued at more than $1 million.

Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2010
For-profit colleges and the threat of a new bubble
Students are taking out loans that they may not be able to repay, and some fear massive defaults.

Inside Higher Education
July 13, 2010
Protect Unpaid Internships
Under new regulations proposed by the Department of Labor, unpaid college internships are preferable if the intern “performs no or minimal work.” That’s right: Even as many colleges and universities are expanding experiential learning, federal officials are issuing guidelines that would water down this powerful approach to education.



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