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The Tampa Tribune (Florida)
July 23, 2010
A superior pairing to heal sick children
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece suggests that the recently announced pairing of All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and the Johns Hopkins Health System will strengthen the Florida region's economic opportunities and improve the health of children.

eMaxHealth.com
July 22, 2010
New Labor Detector Device To Stop Premature Births
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a prototype preterm labor detection device developed by a team of master’s degree biomedical engineering students at JHU and their faculty advisor.

The Takeaway (National Radio News Program)
July 21, 2010
The Myth of a Post-Racial Society
Johns Hopkins angle: In this radio interview, Lester Spence, assistant professor of political science in the Krieger School, discusses the complexity of race-relations in the United States.

Fremont Tribune (Nebraska)
July 22, 2010
Former Fremonter visits Uganda to see loan organization at work
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Julie Hindmarsh, a clinical instructor in JHU’s School of Nursing.

New York Times
July 22, 2010
In Asia, a Gulf’s Worth of Oil Awaits Transport
Johns Hopkins angle: Svante E. Cornell, research director for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this article.


Reuters.com
July 22, 2010
Glaucoma patients struggle with applying eyedrops
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research led by Amy Hennessy of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who is quoted.

Columbia Flier (Howard County, Md.)
July 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins lab gets $750 million from Navy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the U.S. Navy has awarded an additional $750 million to JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel, bringing the lab's contracts with the Navy to more than $4.7 billion. APL spokeswoman Helen Worth is quoted.

HULIQ.com
July 23, 2010
ICJ Kosovo Ruling Passes The Rubicon for New State
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a speech that Skender Hyseni, the Foreign Minister of Kosovo, delivered in February at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Huffington Post
July 23, 2010
Robert Lanza, M.D.: Did Einstein Set Science Back 100 Years? We're Not As Insignificant As He Thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Richard Henry, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
July 22, 2010
Top US Officer to Discuss Pakistan, Afghanistan in New Delhi
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, Walter Andersen, associate director of South Asia Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2010
Hopkins helps FDA in its review of problem drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that two Johns Hopkins University professors are leading an independent committee at the Institute of Medicine in developing a framework to guide the FDA. The professors are Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Steven Goodman, a professor of oncology in the Division of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 22, 2010
Hopkins APL breaks ground on $30M Laurel facility
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, along with government and construction industry representatives, have broken ground on a new $30 million spacecraft assembly and testing facility.

KERO-TV (Bakersfield, Calif.)
July 22, 2010
Fatty Fish May Lower Macular Degeneration Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a Johns Hopkins study indicates that older adults who eat fatty fish, like salmon and mackerel, may have a lower risk of serious vision loss from age-related macular degeneration.

OneIndia.com
July 23, 2010
Bones may have bigger role in diabetes than believed
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story about two new studies that have analyzed the interplay between bone and blood sugar quotes researcher Thomas Clemens of the School of Medicine.

WBALTV.com (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
July 22, 2010
City Praised For Child Immunization Efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that a panel of experts showed up Thursday at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health to review the impact and promise of new vaccines -- especially those that prevent pneumonia and diarrhea in children. Robert Black, chair of the school's Department of International Health, is quoted.

HealthDay
July 23, 2010
Schizophrenia Linked to Raised Risk of Injury While Hospitalized
Johns Hopkins angle: Research conducted by Elizabeth Khaykin of the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the subject of this story. Khaykin is quoted.

Washington Post
July 22, 2010
Catholic Church's issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this piece.

The Daily Record
July 22, 2010
On the Move, 7/22: B&O American Brassiere promotes Garner and Stumpe
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Audrey Trapp, talent management consultant for Johns Hopkins University, received the 2010 Joseph Forni Award from Community Health Charities of Maryland at the organization’s annual meeting.

The Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
July 23, 2010
No Shuga-coating
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU researchers were asked to assess the impact of “Shuga,” a three-part drama made in Kenya, and of “Tribes,” a drama made in Trinidad and Tobago.

WTOP.com (Washington, D.C. Radio News)
July 23, 2010
Walkersville student picked as Woman of Tomorrow
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally in the Frederick News-Post, mentions that Emily Brooke Zimmerman, now 13, was treated for leukemia at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center when she was 7.

The Paper (The Woodlands, Tex.)
July 23, 2010
Learning Rx Prescribes Remedies for Students' Summer Brain Drain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a recent report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning.

The Times Record (Maine)
July 22, 2010
Eclectic lineup for classical festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the Monday Sonata series at Bowdoin College mentions that pianist Ben Kim completed an accelerated bachelor of music degree program at the Peabody Conservatory and is a candidate for the Artist Diploma, the school’s highest distinction.

East Dubuque Register (Illinois)
July 23, 2010
Organ concert features new guest artist
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a upcoming performance by organist Marijim Thoene, who received a bachelor's degree in liturgical music from the Peabody Conservatory and a master's degree in organ performance.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2010
U.S. lacrosse team routs Japan in semifinals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that former Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Paul Rabil had four goals and an assist as the U.S. men's national team defeated Japan, 20-5, in the semifinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Manchester, England.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2010
How Social Networking Helps Teaching (and Worries Some Professors)
Professors crowded into conference rooms in San Jose, Calif., this week to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in their classrooms, though some attendees raised privacy issues related to the hypersocial technologies. A session on Facebook held Thursday morning attracted a standing-room-only crowd, with people packed into the room and huddled in the doorway.

Inside Higher Education
July 23, 2010
Completion State by State
College completion has quickly become a national problem and a federal priority. But the solutions and answers are likely to lie largely with the states, and two new reports lay out the scope of the challenge in individual states and offer guidance for state leaders on how best to bolster postsecondary attainment.

New York Times
July 23, 2010
U.S. Releases Rules on For-Profit Colleges
The Obama administration on Thursday released its controversial proposed regulations to end federal student aid to for-profit colleges whose graduates do not earn enough to repay their loans. Since most for-profit programs get the vast majority of their revenues from federal student aid, the regulations could effectively shut down the programs whose students have the most debt and the least likelihood of finding good jobs.

Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2010
Fewer Americans See College as Good Investment
As the price of higher education continues to rise through a shaky economic recovery, fewer Americans are considering college a good investment, especially compared to other needs for savings.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 23, 2010
College Board Releases ‘Scorecard’ Report on U.S. Degree Completion Progress
Building on the movement to boost college completion rates in the United States, the College Board on Thursday released a new report meant to be the first “scorecard” in a series of assessments on how well the nation is doing at getting more of its citizens to earn college degrees.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2010
What People in the Great Colleges Survey Say
In the 2010 Great Colleges to Work For survey, about 43,000 faculty members, staff, and administrators evaluated their institutions. They responded to 60 statements about their workplace, telling us how strongly they agreed or disagreed with them. Their answers highlight some of the reasons that people, in general, find their colleges to be good workplaces.

Inside Higher Education
July 23, 2010
Texas A&M Can't Spare a Square
It's no surprise that universities have been eliminating extras in order to tighten budgets, but getting rid of toilet paper might really stink. Texas A&M University, which is trying to cut $60 million campuswide, hopes to save $82,000 by ceasing to stock the bathroom essential in dormitories.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2010
Ghostwriting and Academic Medicine
While most Americans are familiar with the ubiquitous direct-to-consumer advertising found on television, the greatest marketing triumph of the pharmaceutical industry arguably lies elsewhere: the ghostwritten manuscript, composed by the employees of pharmaceutical companies in cooperation with their marketing departments and then published under the byline of academic researchers.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2010
Universities and government look to boost lucrative market for education entrepreneurship
A movement is under way to make it easier for entrepreneurs to navigate the lucrative and sometimes-tricky education market and introduce new technology and products into classrooms.

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