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NPR
July 29, 2010
All Things Considered: Obama's Relationship To The Black Community
Johns Hopkins angle: Michele Norris talks to Lester Spence, assistant professor of political science and Africana studies at the Krieger School, about President Obama's relationship to the African-American community.

Canada Free Press
July 29, 2010
Mighty oil-eating microbes help clean up the Gulf
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Edward Bouwer, professor of environmental engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering.

Spokesman Review
July 29, 2010
Where has all the oil gone?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Edward Bouwer, professor of environmental engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering.

Washington Times
July 30, 2010
New details point to sinking by N. Korean torpedo
Johns Hopkins angle: An international investigative team that included J.J. Suh of the School of Advanced International Studies, released new details this week to bolster earlier conclusions that the South Korean warship Cheonan was sunk by a high-tech North Korean torpedo that exploded beneath the ship.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
July 29, 2010
Hopkins To Help 6-Year-Old With 2 Rare Disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: A 6-year-old girl from Turkey with two rare disorders is getting a chance at survival thanks to doctors at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Mentioned is Edward Ahn of the School of Medicine.

FOX News (Reuters)
July 30, 2010
Protein in Urine Can Forecast Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports on a study led by Morgan Grams of the School of Medicine that reveals that doctors may be able to watch for kidney injury and protect patients by looking for protein in urine.

India Talkies (ANI)
July 30, 2010
Recognizing warning signs may prevent kidney injury
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports on a study led by Morgan Grams of the School of Medicine that reveals that doctors may be able to watch for kidney injury and protect patients by looking for protein in urine.

Palm Beach Post (Fla.)
July 30, 2010
Funeral this morning for Jupiter man murdered in Baltimore streets
Johns Hopkins angle: This Palm Beach Post article reports that the funeral for Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins University research assistant who was stabbed to death during a robbery in Baltimore last weekend, is being held today in North Palm Beach.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2010
Funeral today for Jupiter man killed in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Friends and family of Stephen Pitcairn, the Johns Hopkins University research assistant who was stabbed to death on the streets of Baltimore Sunday, are expected to gather today for his funeral.

CBS12.com (Fla.)
July 29, 2010
Viewing held for Jupiter man in Baltimore stabbing
Johns Hopkins angle: Continuing coverage of the stabbing death of Florida native Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins University research assistant.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
July 30, 2010
ABC2 Exclusive: Jessamy, Bernstein square-off
Johns Hopkins angle: A video report from a debate between City State's attorney Patricia Jessamy and her challenger, Gregg Bernstein, in the wake of them murder of Johns Hopkins University research assistant Stephen Pitcairn.

WBAL11 TV (Baltimore)
July 29, 2010
Judge Under Fire For Handling Of Slaying Suspect
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the "heat is being turned up on a Baltimore judge at the center of outrage over the slaying of Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn.

WJZ Tv (Baltimore)
July 30, 2010
Judge's Handling Of Accused Killer Criticized
Johns Hopkins angle: Governor Martin O'Malley has some harsh words for how a judge handled one of the accused killers of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2010
Rawlings-Blake's family touched by city's crime
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the slaying of Johns Hopkins research technologist Stephen Pitcairn in relation to the attempted murder of Mayor Rawlings-Blake's brother Wendell Rawlings.

Investigative Voice
July 29, 2010
REGGIE'S RANT — Charles Village residents vent, mourn
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a rally/press conference held in Charles Village, where Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn was stabbed to death during a robbery on Sunday night.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2010
In apparent reversal, O'Malley praises Jessamy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the slaying of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher. Johns Hopkins University political scientist Matthew Crenson is also quoted in this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2010
Witness to killing found fatally shot in Station North district
Johns Hopkins angle: The slaying of Johns Hopkins research technologist Stephen Pitcairn is mentioned in this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2010
A brutal killing in Baltimore, and the blame game is on
Johns Hopkins angle: This column by Ron Smith is about the slaying of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Astronomy Now Online
July 30, 2010
Mystery of Titan's dunes solved
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ralph Lorenz, a Cassini radar scientist based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Maryland Daily Record
July 29, 2010
On the Move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Toby Gordon, who was previously vice president for strategic planning and market research at Johns Hopkins and earned a doctorate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named secretary of the InterOrganization Network for 2010-11. 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.

Softpedia
July 30, 2010
Deciphering the Mystery Behind Titan's Dunes
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ralph Lorenz, a Cassini radar scientist based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Medgadget.com
July 29, 2010
CervoCheck to Detect Preterm Uterine Contractions
Johns Hopkins angle: A team of biomedical engineering masters students at the Whiting School have developed a device that they hope will be able to spot oncoming pre-term labor in pregnant women earlier than by using an external tocodynamometer.

AsiaOne Education
July 30, 2010
Summer study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins is among American universities offering pre-college programmes to high school students from all over the world.

The Baker County Press (Fla.)
July 28, 2010
Examining rural children's health: the National Children's Study
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Dr. Mark Hudak, chief of the neonatology division at UF-Shands Jacksonville, is the lead investigator for the study in Baker County, is a Johns Hopkins graduate.

Frederick News-Post
July 30, 2010
Proud grad wants to give back to school system
Johns Hopkins angle: Omari Patterson earned a master's degree in real estate from JHU in 2005.

Point Pleasant Register (WVa)
July 30, 2010
Dickens named interim superintendent of Mason County Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Suzanne Dickens did post-graduate work at JHU.

Gazette (Md.)
July 30, 2010
Names & Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Karen Geary, of building operations and management at Johns Hopkins University, was elected vice chairwoman of the Columbia Foundation of Columbia.

Savannah Morning News
July 30, 2010
Friday'S SPORTS BRIEFS
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Chris Conlon was previously an assistant swimming coach at Johns Hopkins University.

Toledo Blade
July 30, 2010
William B. Jackson, 1926-2010: BGSU prof gained world acclaim
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson earned a doctorate at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2010
The importance of showing up
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions studies done by Johns Hopkins researchers.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-attendance-20100729,0,7558599.story


Higher Education News

USA Today
July 30, 2010
College students may get break on textbook expenses
College students will be able to shop around more for deals on textbooks, thanks to a new law that took effect this month.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 30, 2010
Senate Hearing on For-Profits to Feature Video of Government Undercover Investigation
The hearing will feature video of college recruiters and admissions officers talking to the investigators, who were posing as students, Democratic aides told The Chronicle.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
July 30, 2010
National Urban League Convention Considers College Success, K-12 Education Reform
The rough road to a college degree can be made smoother for first-generation and low-income students if society begins to step up support in the areas of academic support, mentoring and financial aid.

Inside Higher Ed
July 30, 2010
Training Accountable Teachers
Education programs are not being held accountable for their graduates, a new report says.

New York Times
July 30, 2010
Getting Into Med School Without Hard Sciences
A program admits students if they study humanities instead of the traditional pre-medical school curriculum.


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