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Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Hopkins to buy Florida children's hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Tuesday that it plans to acquire a Florida children's hospital in a deal that industry experts said would bolster the prestigious Baltimore health system's visibility in the highly specialized pediatric field, this article reports.

Tampa Bay Online
July 20, 2010
All Children's to join Johns Hopkins system
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece from the Tampa Tribune reports that All Children Hospital in St. Petersburg is joining the Johns Hopkins Health System and the merger is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Quoted is Edward Miller, the dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Tampabay.com
July 21, 2010
Why should All Children's join forces with Johns Hopkins and what's next?
Johns Hopkins angle: An opinion piece exploring the advantages of All Children's Hospital joining forces with Johns Hppkins Health System.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 20, 2010
Florida children's hospital to join Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine and All Children’s Hospital & Health System of St. Petersburg, Fla., said Tuesday they plan to integrate, this article reports.

The Daily Record
July 20, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine adding Fla. children’s hospital to system
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine said Tuesday it plans to add Florida’s All Children’s Hospital & Health System to its stable, marking its first affiliate outside of the region.

New York Times
July 21, 2010
In Vatican Fresco, Visions of the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Ian Suk, a medical illustrator, and Rafael Tamargo, a neurosurgeon (both of the School of Medicine), are making the case that Michelangelo concealed an anatomy lesson in his Sistine Chapel paintings. They contend that the master painter-sculptor concealed an image of the human brainstem in a panel showing God at the beginning of Creation, according to an article in the May issue of Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Sify News (ANI)
July 21, 2010
Did Michelangelo paint human brain stem in God?
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that Ian Suk, a medical illustrator, and Rafael Tamargo, a neurosurgeon (both of the School of Medicine), are making the case that Michelangelo concealed an anatomy lesson in his Sistine Chapel paintings. They contend that the master painter-sculptor concealed an image of the human brainstem in a panel showing God at the beginning of Creation, according to an article in the May issue of Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2010
Hopkins to study oil spill impact on Florida ecosystem
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University researchers are part of a team that will study how the BP oil spill will affect aquatic life off the coast of Florida.

New York Times
July 20, 2010
Duke Scientist Suspended Over Rhodes Scholar Claims
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a Duke scientist who has been suspended for "overstating" his academic credentials also mentions that several dozen biostatisticians and cancer researchers at Harvard, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and other academic institutions are now questioning the methodology behind three clinical trials, urging a halt to the Duke studies — two on lung cancer and one on breast cancer — in a letter sent to the director of the National Cancer Institute.

Gazette (Md.)
July 21, 2010
National Cancer Institute wins planning board approval for headquarters in Rockville
Johns Hopkins angle: Plans for the National Cancer Institute's new 742,936-square-foot headquarters along Key West Avenue were approved July 15 by the Montgomery County Planning Board. The institute will be part of the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, on property owned by Johns Hopkins University.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
July 21, 2010
Child financial strain, cognition linked
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that researchers at the School of Nursing have linked cognitive difficulties in middle-aged and older adults to financial stress that began in childhood. Study leader Sarah Szanton is quoted.

TopNews
July 21, 2010
Researchers find link between child financial strain and cognition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that researchers at the School of Nursing have linked cognitive difficulties in middle-aged and older adults to financial stress that began in childhood. Study leader Sarah Szanton is quoted.

US News & World Report
July 21, 2010
Schools Add New Entrepreneur Programs for M.B.A. Students
Johns Hopkins angle: Phil Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is quoted in this story, which mentions the two semester "Market to Discovery" project at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. In the program, small groups of students in the new Global M.B.A. track will look for profitable opportunities in university scientists' work.

IRIN News
July 21, 2010
GLOBAL: MTV drama brings cool to HIV prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, an MTV series that includes storylines about HIV/AIDS was analyzed by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programmes, which presented its findings at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna.

Globe and Mail (UK)
July 21, 2010
Cameron rejects Lockerbie probe
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Klaus Larres, an expert on U.S.-British relations and visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Voice of America
July 20, 2010
‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Tells a True Story of Science, Ethics and Family
Johns Hopkins angle: This VOA story explores the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)
July 21, 2010
Harvard Medical School Bolsters Code on Conflicts
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg story about Harvard Medical School's move to tighten its policy on conflict of interest notes that Johns Hopkins University's medical school also has stepped up oversight of interactions with companies following reports showing some doctors hold financial ties to companies whose products they were evaluating.

Education Week
July 21, 2010
Common Standards Judged Better Than Most States'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Krieger School mathematician W. Stephen Wilson headed up the ELA math review.

Frederick News Post
July 21, 2010
Hopkins best again
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial announces that, for the 20th year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital headed up US News & World's annual ranking of U.S. hospitals.

Saudi Gazette
July 21, 2010
Ahmadinejad’s new enemies in Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: This story paraphrased the comments of Krieger School sociologist Kevan Harris.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 21, 2010
Getting There: Lindsay Lohan and the Evil Media Plot
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that with Lindsay Lohan's trip to jail in the news, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is calling attention to a 2009 study in which its researchers has uncovered a "shocking plot" by major media outlets: Covering up the dangers of drunk driving by celebrities. The SPH researchers did a content study of the news coverage of the legal troubles of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and other "guzzling glamoristas" and has determined that media outlets seldom included warnings that people can get hurt as a result of drunk driving.

WVNS TV (West Va.)
July 21, 2010
State Educators Take Steps to Keep Students in School
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about preventing high school students from dropping out mentions that West Virginia commissioned a study at Johns Hopkins University to be tailored to West Virginia students. The study identified risk indicators as early as the sixth and ninth grades.

CBS11 TV (Arlington, Texas)
July 21, 2010
'Pro Ana' Sites Causing Harm Online
Johns Hopkins angle: This CBS story reports that researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed websites that promoted anorexic and bulimic behavior.

Gazette (Md.)
July 21, 2010
Gaithersburg man aims to win District 39 seat with experience, not money
Johns Hopkins angle: Candidate Arthur H. Jackson received a certificate in community planning from Johns Hopkins University in 1999.

Chambersburg Public Opinion (Pa.)
July 21, 2010
Surgeon offers new gallbladder procedure at Chambersburg Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Dr. Robert E. Sheep received training in the new gallbladder procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Ethicon Training Center during the past year.

Norwell Mariner (Mass.)
July 21, 2010
Harvard Art Museum appoints new associate curator
Johns Hopkins angle: The Harvard Art Museums announce the appointment of Lynette Roth -- who in the past has taught at JHU -- as Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, effective January 3, 2011.

The Daily Record
July 19, 2010
On the Move, 7/19: Smith elected to lead board of Community Health Charities
Johns Hopkins angle: Kathy Smith, who has been elected board chair of Community Health Charities of Maryland, earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

C-SPAN
July 20, 2010
Washington Journal - John McLaughlin, Acting CIA Director (2004)
Johns Hopkins angle: This program features an interview with John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Clef Notes: Naxos founder Klaus Heymann upbeat about classical recording industry
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog notes that the Naxos label has issued recordings by the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble.

Traverse City Record-Eagle (Mich.)
July 21, 2010
All things flute
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Nancy Stagnitta, a flute instructor at Interlochen Arts Academy and the principal flutist with t

Delmarva Now
July 21, 2010
Strong lungs, not Armstrong, are ride's lure
Johns Hopkins angle: All of the money raised during the Tour de Har cycling event will be donated to a research fund at Johns Hopkins University, according to this story.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Mount St. Joseph tabs longtime Terps assistant as lacrosse coach
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Dave Slafkosky, a standout midfielder for Johns Hopkins, is the new varsity lacrosse coach at Mount St. Joseph.

Catonsville Times
July 21, 2010
Boys lacrosse: Former Terp assistant lands Gaels' job
Johns Hopkins angle: Dave Slafkosky, who will be the new varsity lacrosse coach at Mount St. Joseph High School, played on Johns Hopkins University's 1974 national championship team.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Joseph P. Hamper Jr. dies at age 84
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Mr. Hamper attended the Johns Hopkins University and became a certified public accountant in the early 1950s.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2010
Lois D. Glick dies at 77
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Glick studied music and dance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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U.S. News & World Report
July 20, 2010
Government Cuts Thousands of College Work-Study Jobs
Students hoping to earn a little extra cash on campus this fall will have a tougher time as the number of federally funded work-study college jobs nationwide will drop by 162,000 to 768,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Washington Post
July 20, 2010
College giving will rebound, survey says
Philanthropic giving to American education is likely to rebound to pre-recession levels, according to a survey that forecasts fundraising results for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Inside Higher Ed
July 21, 2010
Vying for Limited Slots
Community colleges pride themselves on open admissions policies. But an increasing number are moving to competitive admissions in nursing programs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Negative Credit Ratings Reflect Financial Strain on Small Colleges
More than a dozen private colleges have had their credit ratings downgraded since the start of 2010, most of them tuition-dependent, less-than-selective institutions facing the challenge of attracting students in a bad economy and a competitive market.

New York Times
July 20, 2010
U.S.C. President-Elect Cleans House
The University of Southern California swiftly rebuked the key figures who helped land its athletic program on probation, firing the athletic director Mike Garrett, returning Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy, and beefing up the compliance staff. The university also plans to remove from campus jerseys and murals of Bush and the basketball star O. J. Mayo.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Mixed Signals on Giving: While Colleges Seek Flexibility, Donors Follow Their Passion
Donors nowadays want to give to programs that they have a passion for and that they believe will make a significant contribution to solving the world's thorniest problems, a major philanthropist told a group of higher-education fund raisers on Tuesday.

Inside Higher Ed
July 21, 2010
Clery Acting
Emergency helicopters, a SWAT team and armed state police officers descended on Hamilton College Tuesday. To comply with new federal rules, the college conducted a full-scale emergency preparedness drill. The simulated hostage situation was meant to test the responses of Hamilton’s administration and campus security, as well as the procedures of about 100 New York State Police officers, the Utica SWAT team and police departments from several suburbs and the county.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2010
Does Financial Lit Change Student Behavior? One Researcher Says 'Yes and No'
Financial-literacy training has become increasingly common on college campuses, fueled by rising student borrowing and a tough economy. But little research has been done to measure if such training actually influences students' financial behavior.


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