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Financial Times
July 11, 2010
Opportunity for change
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School is quoted in a feature article on Carey’s Global MBA program.

ABC News
Group Pushes New Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease Testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Guy McKhann of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is chairing a working group from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association. The group is proposing that tests involving brain imaging and screening proteins found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which can now be used clinically in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.

International Business Times (UK)
July 13, 2010
Social media and the job hunt
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mark Presnell, director of Career Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 13, 2010
Hopkins, National Aquarium to provide Gulf oil spill data
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that scientists from the National Aquarium and the Johns Hopkins University are gearing up to study the ecosystem of Sarasota Bay before crude oil from the BP Deepwater blowout reaches southwest Florida waters.

Sarasota Herald Tribune (AP)
July 14, 2010
Md. aquarium to help study Fla. bay
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that the National Aquarium announced Tuesday that it will take part in a natural resources assessment of Sarasota Bay along with Johns Hopkins University and Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 13, 2010
National Aquarium, Hopkins team on Florida oil study
Johns Hopkins angle: The National Aquarium in Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University are teaming up to study the impact and effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, this article states.
July 14, 2010
HIV/AIDS policy unveiled
Johns Hopkins angle: David R. Holtgrave, an expert on HIV/AIDS policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, comments in this article about the unveilinig of President Obama's HIV/AIDS policy.

July 14, 2010
David Lewis: Israel and Iran want Africa on side
Johns Hopkins angle: Sanam Vakil at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this story.

Hattiesburg American (AP)
July 14, 2010
UMMC studying dementia, Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Johns Hopkins is among a group of universities that is receiving funds from NIH to study dementia and Alzheimer's disease by mapping a more than 20-year period in the lives of thousands of people to identify risk factors for cognitive decline.

Asia Times Online
July 14, 2010
Iranian unrest grows over economic woes
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Kevan Harris is quoted.

Business Gazette (MD)
July 14, 2010
Political observers surprised by lack of competition in some Montgomery County races
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted.

The Telegraph (Calcutta)
July 14, 2010
Wiki learns a lesson in Bengali
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Whiting School computer science fellow Ragib Hasan, who is one of the six administrators of the Bengali Wikipedia.

July 14, 2010
Prostate Cancer Could Mean Stronger Bones!
Johns Hopkins angle: Stacy Loeb, of the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story about a new study that links prostate cancer with stronger bones.

Psychology Today
July 14, 2010
Even pro-anorexia Web sites know they're wrong
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and at Stanford recently conducted the first large-scale analysis of pro-eating disorder Web sites, and found that most of these sites recognize eating disorders as a disease. Their findings are published in the June 17 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
July 13, 2010
Johns Hopkins closing First Step day clinic
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that First Step, a Johns Hopkins Hospital clinic treating patients with acute medical needs associated with substance abuse, will close at the end of the summer because of a decline in need for the program. Eric Strain, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, is quoted.

HealthLeaders Media
July 14, 2010
Failure In Central Line Infection Prevention, Survey Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, patient safety expert from the School of Medicine, is quoted in this feature.

Helena Independent Record (Montana)
July 14, 2010
Baucus staffer to work for Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Liz Fowler has a doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

The Daily Record (Maryland)
July 13, 2010
On the Move, 7/13: BGE’s Stokes receives award
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports, Jim Miller, a solo practitioner specializing in mediation and senior director of human resources with Johns Hopkins Bayview, has been elected for a second term as president of the Maryland Healthcare Human Resources Association. (Washington, D.C.)
July 14, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Laheru, assistant professor in Medical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , and Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, is quoted in this report about the trial of a vaccine for pancreatic cancer.
July 14, 2010
The billionaire's business: how U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene made his money
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, billionaire Senate candidate Jeff Greene attended JHU.

Baltimore City Paper
July 14, 2010
The Mail: The Unit
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor refers to a previous story on Osler 8, a Johns Hopkins Hospital unit that cares for patients with AIDS and HIV.

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
July 14, 2010
High-fat diet when nursing 'increases child's obesity'
Johns Hopkins angle: Women who consume a high-fat diet while they're nursing put their child at risk of becoming obese, according to a study out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Study author Bo Sun is quoted.

Business Gazette (MD)
July 14, 2010
Farquhar principal Scott Murphy moved to Watkins Mill
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Winter earned a master's degree in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University, according to this story.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2010
Md. native Hutsell qualifies for 2010 PGA Championship
Johns Hopkins angle: Recent Johns Hopkins graduate Andrew Farber-Miller was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, which recognizes college basketball players who excelled academically. (Baltimore)
July 13, 2010
Prominent Local Businessman Passes Away
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Morris "Mark" Helman, the founder of Bill's Carpet Fair, was involved in the building of The Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2010

Google and the Digital Humanities
Proponents of the Google Books project have argued that the effort to scan every printed book in the world into a digital database will be a game-changer for scholarship. Now Google is trying help digital humanities scholars prove it. The company plans to announce today that it is bankrolling 12 university-based research projects designed to demonstrate the potential value to scholarship of its growing digital vault.

U.S. News & World Report - The College Solution Blog
July 13, 2010
Use an Aid Calculator to Get the Real Cost of College
The way that families shop for colleges and evaluate prices should be changing soon. By October 2011, all colleges and universities must post net-price calculators on their websites. These have the potential to be extremely useful because they are supposed to help individual families determine what the cost of college will be for them and not for anybody else. So far all this sounds great, but here's a catch: Some of these net-price calculators might not be all that helpful.

Wall Street Journal
July 10,2010
What They're Doing After Harvard
Teach for America now attracts 12% of all Ivy League seniors. In this opinion piece, the program's founder explains why it beats working on Wall Street.

New York Times
July 13, 2010
Cutting and Pasting: A Senior Thesis by (Insert Name)
Opinion Piece: A friend who teaches at a well-known eastern university told me recently that plagiarism was turning him into a cop. “I have to assume that in every class, someone will do it,” he said. “It doesn’t stop them if you say, ‘This is plagiarism. I won’t accept it.’ I have to tell them that it is a failing offense and could lead me to file a complaint with the university, which could lead to them being put on probation or being asked to leave.”

New York Times
July 11, 2010
A Chosen Few Are Teaching for America
Teach for America has become an elite brand that will help build a résumé, whether or not the person stays in teaching. And in a bad economy, it’s a two-year job guarantee with a good paycheck; members earn a beginning teacher’s salary in the districts where they’re placed.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2010
White House Official Says Civil-Rights Office Will Enforce Fair State Spending for Black Colleges
John S. Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, said on Tuesday that the Education Department was looking into which states continue to shortchange public black colleges and how the federal government can make sure appropriations are more equitable among public institutions.

Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2010
Whither the Wikis?
For all the buzz about wikis in higher education, the collaborative tools have gained only modest traction in academe. Why?

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2010
Denial of Tenure to German-Studies Professor Brings Angst at Emory
An assistant professor at Emory University has alleged that top administrators there violated commonly accepted college-governance principles. Joined by the American Association of University Professors, he has charged that administrators blocked his bid for tenure, which had been endorsed by a faculty committee and a dean, and then denied him any right to appeal their negative decision.

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