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New York Times
July 19, 2010
NASA’s Messenger Spacecraft Discovers Surprises on Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Louise K. Procktor of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is quoted in this story.

USA Today
July 19, 2010
Like Bristol and Levi, more unmarried parents wait to wed
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Washington Post
July 19, 2010
On Leadership: Top Secret America - The 'focused factory'
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, opines on whether organizations can get too large and complex to be managed effectively.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 19, 2010
Hopkins business school begins move to Harbor East
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will begin its move to Harbor East Thursday, shedding its home in downtown Baltimore for new space in the Legg Mason tower overlooking the Inner Harbor and quotes Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Colleges Say They Expect Their Green Raters to Measure Up
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Davis Bookhart, the university's sustainability coordinator and one of the drafters of a letter setting out proposed principles for evaluating of college and university sustainability programs.

Inside Higher Ed
July 20, 2010
Call for Better Sustainability Assessment
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Davis Bookhart, the university's sustainability coordinator and one of the drafters of a letter setting out proposed principles for evaluating of college and university sustainability programs.

Washington Post
July 20, 2010
Hodgkin's lymphoma: Prognosis and treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: First-person account of a patient's experience with Hodgkin's lymphoma includes a mention that, after a relapse, he was "treated at Johns Hopkins in a clinical trial that involved treatments of Rituxan, injections of a special cancer vaccine called KGEL, and more chemotherapy, which included high-dose treatments of Cytoxan."

India Talkies (ANI)
July 20, 2010
Stem cells made by reprogramming don’t completely let go of their past
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that, according to new research led by Andrew Feinberg of the School of Medicine, adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as a less controversial alternative to embryonic stem cells for basic research and cell replacement therapies.

Scientific American Blogs
July 19, 2010
Adult stem cells retain cellular memory of original tissue
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Feinberg, director of the Center for Epigenetics at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this blog post about stem cell research.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
July 20, 2010
Did Michelangelo hide anatomy lesson in Sistine Chapel?
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that medical illustrator Ian Suk and neurosurgeon Rafael Tamargo, both of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, make the case that Michelangelo "hid" an anatomy lesson in his Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Ghana Business News (Reuters)
July 20, 2010
Eating fish weekly said to reduce age-related eye disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters article reports that a study that included researchers at Johns Hopkins found that older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week may have a lower risk of serious vision loss from age-related macular degeneration.

Calgary Herald
July 20, 2010
Fish eaters show lower risk of age-related eye disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week may have a lower risk of serious vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, according to a study that included researchers at Johns Hopkins.

The Guardian (UK)
July 20, 2010
Aids-related MTV soap is big hit in Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a Johns Hopkins study reveals that MTV drama programs about HIV and AIDS shown to young people in some of the highest-risk countries in Africa and the Caribbean had a dramatic affect on attitudes to the disease.

Times Live (South Africa)
July 20, 2010
MTV AIDS project rocks attitudes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters article reports that a Johns Hopkins study reveals that MTV drama programs about HIV and AIDS shown to young people in some of the highest-risk countries in Africa and the Caribbean had a dramatic affect on attitudes to the disease.

The Post Chronicle
July 20, 2010
Study Finds MTV AIDS Project Changes HIV Attitudes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a Johns Hopkins study reveals that MTV drama programs about HIV and AIDS shown to young people in some of the highest-risk countries in Africa and the Caribbean had a dramatic affect on attitudes to the disease.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Advocacy group hopes to revive alcohol tax hike
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a report by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that 10 cents per drink would result in almost 15,000 fewer cases of alcohol dependence.

Deutsche Welle
July 20, 2010
Despite rumours of its demise, the US-UK special relationship is alive, say experts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Klaus Larres, an expert on British and US foreign policy who is a visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Slate Magazine
July 19, 2010
Rich Doc, Poor Doc/Do cheaper doctors provide inferior care?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story examining whether there is a correlation or link between lower rates and inferior patient care, many doctors "at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, for example, accept Medicaid's pitifully low reimbursement rates."

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 20, 2010
Picture of Health Blog: Doctor arrogance has to stop, safety guru says
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about patient safety in hospitals quotes Peter Pronovost, patient safety expert from the School of Medicine.

China Post
July 20, 2010
Chinese banks turning into modern global financial giants
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter Bottelier, a former World Bank official and professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted.

WJZ.com
July 19, 2010
Joe Biden Attends O'Malley's Fundraiser
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson was quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2010
Controversy continues over who will run the Senator
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions former Baltimore Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank, who left that position in May to take a job with the Johns Hopkins University.

New Delhi TV
July 20, 2010
Losing weight the smartphone way
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York Times news service piece on smartphone apps that help users lose weight mentions Lawrence Cheskin of the School of Public Health.

Yahoo! News Maktoob
July 20, 2010
Iran president makes enemies at home, abroad
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Kevan Harris is quoted in this article.

Jackson Online (NJ)
July 20, 2010
New York Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City’s Transit Cars
Johns Hopkins angle: To celebrate the centennial of the opening of New York City's subway service, the Johns Hopkins University Press presents a new edition of Gene Sansone’s acclaimed book, Evolution of New York City Subways.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
U.S. lacrosse team stomps England, 17-5
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) scored three goals and had a game-high five points to lead the U.S. men's national team to a 17-5 victory over host England in the Federation of International Lacrosse championships at the University of Manchester.

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Boston.com
July 19, 2010
1 in 20 residency applications contain plagiarism, study finds
In a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Segal, Gelfand, and their co-authors report that 1 in 20 residency application essays submitted to the Harvard teaching hospital contained evidence of plagiarism.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Why Do Few Provosts Want to Be Presidents? Survey Suggests Some Answers
Provosts at private colleges like their jobs, but they don't stay in them long, and few are interested in becoming presidents, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday by the Council of Independent Colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 19, 2010
Education Dept. Proposes Stiffer Rules for Foreign Colleges Receiving U.S. Student Aid
The U.S. Education Department has issued a package of rules aimed at safeguarding the millions of dollars in student aid that go to Americans who attend foreign colleges. The proposed rules, which appeared on Tuesday in the Federal Register, would carry out changes made in the 2008 renewal of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

New York Times
July 16, 2010
Studies Halted at Brain Lab Over Impure Injections
Columbia University has quietly suspended research at a nationally prominent brain-imaging center and reassigned its top managers after federal investigators found that it had routinely injected mental patients with drugs that contained potentially dangerous impurities.

Wall Street Journal
July 18, 2010
New Rules for Loans
College students and recent graduates taking out or paying down federal loans are facing a flurry of changes. The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 impacts various aspects of the federal student-loan program, from the way federal loans are originated to the options for paying them back.

Christian Science Monitor
July 16, 2010
University of California considers online bachelor's degree
The University of California – considered to be America’s top public university – hopes to become the country's first top-tier research institution to offer a bachelor’s degree over the Internet that is comparable in quality to its campus program.

Inside Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Accreditation’s Accidental Transformation
An accrediting organization, in the past year, grants accreditation to a university despite concerns regarding the institution’s assignment of credit hours for certain courses. What happens next? The U.S. Department of Education’s inspector general recommends a review that could lead to suspension or termination of the accreditor’s recognition and the U.S. House of Representatives holds a hearing on how accrediting organizations review institutions’ credit hour policies. At the same time, a legal definition of a credit hour is included in USDE’s recently proposed regulations.

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