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Lexington Herald-Leader
July 28, 2010
American and Egyptian scholars strive to bridge religion gap
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Los Angeles times story is Jocelyne Cesari, a senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies.

WLBZ2 TV (Ala.)
July 28, 2010
Study reveals apparent link between prostate cancer and bone density
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on new research from the School of Medicine revealing that men who develop prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease. Stacy Loeb, a resident in the Department of Urology, is quoted.

Trade Arabia
July 28, 2010
Dense bones linked to raised risk for prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Stacy Loeb, M.D., a resident in the Department of Urology at the School of Medicine, is quoted about new research revealing that men who develop prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease.

New York Times
July 27, 2010
Radiation Questions Over a Body Scanner
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Laboratory was mentioned as an evaluator of the systems discussed in the story.

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2010
Suspects in Hopkins stabbing were 'hunting to rob someone'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the suspects accused in the killing of a Johns Hopkins research assistant had been out that night "hunting to rob someone" and told witnesses that they had robbed and "hurt" a "white boy," according to court records.

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2010
Friends mark Charles Village victim's birthday at makeshift memorial
Johns Hopkins angle: On the Charles Village block where the young John Hopkins researcher was killed Sunday night, his friends and fellow lab workers built a makeshift memorial honoring his memory, this piece reports.

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2010
Bernstein lashes out at Jessamy over stabbing
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece from the Baltimore Crime Beat is on the subject of the stabbing death of Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn and its relation to politics.

Fort Myers News-Press (Fla.)
July 28, 2010
Mom was on phone with Jupiter man when robbers killed him
Johns Hopkins angle: This Palm Beach Post story provides continuing coverage of the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn.

WBAL Radio Baltimore
July 27, 2010
Documents: Attack On Hopkins Researcher Planned
Johns Hopkins angle: Court charging documents show that an attack on a Johns Hopkins researcher who was robbed and stabbed to death Sunday night was planned by the two people being charged in his killing.

WJZ TV (Baltimore)
July 28, 2010
Police: Researcher's Accused Killers 'On The Hunt'
Johns Hopkins angle: This report states that the accused killers of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn told police they were "on the hunt" for their victim. There's growing controversy over whether they should have already been behind bars.

WJZ TV (Baltimore)
July 27, 2010
Arrests Made In Hopkins Researcher's Murder
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that police arrested two suspects in the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins research assistant, Stephen Pitcairn.

Scope
July 27, 2010
Device designed to better detect preterm labor
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a group of biomedical engineering students at the Whiting School has invented a new system to help physicians pick up early signs that a woman is going into preterm labor. The researchers developed a sensor-embedded ring that is inserted into the vaginal canal and designed to detect electrical signals associated with uterine contractions.

The Daily Record
July 27, 2010
On the Move, 7/27: Mercy Medical Center adds Kotiah to oncology/hematology department
Johns Hopkins angle: The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce installed a new board of directors, which includes David Hash of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

St. Petersburg Times
July 28, 2010
Johns Hopkins official sees solid foundation at All Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that All Children's Hospital has for years has helped train medical students. But its academic program will see a major boost when it joins the Johns Hopkins Health System later this year.

Art Daily
July 28, 2010
Brainstem, Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study out of the School of Medicine found that Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Rafael Tamargo, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, is quoted, as is co-author Ian Suk, a medical illustrator and associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 27, 2010
Pakistan Spy Agency at Heart of Two-Tiered Policy on Taliban
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is John E. McLaughlin, a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies who served as deputy CIA director from 2000 to 2004.

International News (Pakistan)
July 28, 2010
WikiLeaks reports on Taliban-ISI collusion
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is John E. McLaughlin, a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies who served as deputy CIA director from 2000 to 2004.

The Jakarta Post
July 28, 2010
Carnegie launches SE Asia unit, with Bakrie funding
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Reilly, an Australian scholar teaching at the School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted.

NPR
July 27, 2010
Common Diagnostic Test May Prolong Low Back Pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story about new research concluding that slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient.

Consumer Affairs
July 28, 2010
Can Too Many Rules Hinder Medical Help?
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story about new research that concludes that slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient.

Tampa Bay Online
July 28, 2010
Chubby tots weigh more than parents think, study find
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a study led by Raquel Hernandez, who started her research as a fellow at Johns Hopkins. The study found that parents of overweight toddlers tend to underestimate their child's weight when the issue isn't raised in an exam.

Physics
July 7, 2010
Balancing forces in a petri dish
Johns Hopkins angle: This short article highlights research by Sean Sun of the Whiting School, along with his postdoc, Hongyuan Jiang.

Wisconsin State Journal
July 27, 2010
Grass Roots: Nonprofits struggle to keep staffs in tough economy
Johns Hopkins angle: America's nonprofits, the organizations that keep everything from the arts to families in need going, are themselves riding some very rough waters in a down economy that drained funding, according to a report in Philanthropy Journal on a study from the Center for the Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins.

Yorkshire Evening Post
July 28, 2010
Fish 'may slow AMD eye problem'
Johns Hopkins angle: A study that included researchers at the School of Medicine found that people who ate at least one portion of oily fish a week cut their risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 60 percent compared with people who ate fewer portions.

Florida Times-Union
July 27, 2010
Summer vacation should be a big learning opportunity
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the opportunities afforded for learning during the summer vacation months mentions a study by a team at Johns Hopkins University, which cited in the article found that middle-income youths either held steady or made progress during the summer, but poorer students fell back.

Wisconsin Public Radio
July 22, 2010
“At Issue with Ben Merens”
Johns Hopkins angle: Guests on a show to discuss “summer slide” in K-12 students include Karl Alexander, John Dewey Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins and author of the 2007 study “Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap.”

Berkeley Daily Planet
July 28, 2010
Dispatches from the Edge: Korean Ship Sinking: A Rush to Judgment?
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about research on the March 26 sinking of the South Korean Navy Corvette Cheonan, which was co-authored by J.J. Suh, an associate professor of Korean Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies.

BC2 TV (Baltimore)
July 28, 2010
Susan G. Komen funds Maryland research and programs
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University $2.6 million to help researchers further engage in seven different research programs.

Northern Virginia Daily
July 27, 2010
Jeremy Stafford: Few eyes watched U.S. claim lax title
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions Paul Rabil, who won two national championships at Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and 2007.

Malibu Times
July 21, 2010
Profiles in Sports - Andrew Pevsner
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about recent Los Angeles Dodgers draft pick Andrew Pevsner, a Johns Hopkins alumnus.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Inside Higher Ed
July 28, 2010
Pell Shortfall Persists
In proposed funding bill for 2011, U.S. Senate panel struggles to find dollars for low-income students.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
July 28, 2010
Minority-Serving Schools Gain Victory in Science Consolidation Battle
A Senate panel rejected White House plans to consolidate federal science programs for minority-serving colleges and universities, saying they reap significant gains under the existing system.

HealthDay
July 28, 2010
Report: Colleges don't do enough to stop student drinking
College administrators do recognize that student drinking is a major problem, but they focus on individual interventions and campus-based alcohol restrictions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 25, 2010
Economy Slows Colleges' Ability to Hire and Delays Retirements
At a time when colleges are facing budget reductions that force cutbacks on hiring, they are also seeing a slowdown in the retirements that would free up money to hire.


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