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New York Times
July 5, 2010
In a World of Throwaways, Making a Dent in Medical Waste
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to commentary by Dr. Martin A. Makary, a gastrointestinal surgeon at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The story also mentions Gifty Kwakye, a former Hopkins graduate student at Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, a critical care specialist and internationally known patient care expert.

Monterey County Herald
July 5, 2010
Reforms leave doors wide open for lobbyists
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Teles, a Krieger School political scientist, comments in this piece.

Washington Post
July 4, 2010
The hard work falls to the regulators
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes KSAS political scientist Steve Teles.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
July 4, 2010
Book Review: 'Stay Healthy at Every Age' by Shantanu Nundy
Johns Hopkins angle: This book was published by the JHU Press.

Christian Science Monitor
July 3, 2010
Gulf oil spill: BP grants $500 million for independent research
Johns Hopkins angle: Rita Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation, who splits her time between professorships at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University, will head up a panel charged with advising researchers delving into the impact of the BP oil spill disaster.

Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2010
'The Choir': Something to sing about
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the BBC America reality series "The Choir" quotes Dan Trahey, who directs programs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Peabody Conservatory that bring music into Baltimore city schools.

Boston Globe
July 3, 2010
Hospitals brace for underage drinkers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 2, 2010
Area hospitals help revive employment
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of four locally that will be adding staff in the near future.

Washington Post
July 5, 2010
Lab at St. Elizabeths is local team's entry in green-building research center competition
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU is identified as one of a half-dozen university partners in a regional proposal to build a green-building research center.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2010
Nice is the key to excellence for new UMB president Perman
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of University of Maryland, Baltimore, President Jay Perman says he "made his reputation as a top pediatric researcher at the Johns Hopkins University."

Baltimore Sun
July 5, 2010
Columbia: integrated on the streets but not in the boardroom
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the lack of racial diversity in the governance structure of Columbia, Md., quotes KSAS political scientist Lester Spence.

Middle East Online
July 6, 2010
What Eisenhower Could Teach Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.

National Review Online
July 6, 2010
Jeff Greene for Senate: Hey, How Bad Can He Be?
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about Greene, a JHU alumnus running for a Senate seat in Florida.

Med India (ANI)
July 6, 2010
Wider Use of Diarrhoea Control Measures Urged
Johns Hopkins angle: Mathuram Santosham of the School of Public Health is quoted in this ANI story about new SoPH research that advises increasing the usage of oral rehydration solution (ORS), zinc supplementation and rotavirus vaccine for diarrhoeal diseases.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
June 30, 2010
Antique violin, 390 years old, is a ‘living artifact'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that musician Karl Kostoff, who worked at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has donated a valuable 390-year-old violin to the Peabody Institute. Peabody Director Jeffrey Sharkey is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2010
St. Joseph, two others, had highest stent rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on number of stents placed in heart patients at Maryland hospitals quotes Thomas Aversano, associate professor in the School of Medicine, and mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital has a below-average stent-to-total-procedures ratio.

Baltimore Sun
July 4, 2010
Disabled children break barriers working with horses
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on Joan Marie Twining, a master's degree in special education alumna who has opened a riding school for children with autism, anxiety disorder and similar problems.

Columbus Dispatch
July 5, 2010
Hundreds join the ranks of non-graduating seniors
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center at JHU is quoted in this article about non-graduating seniors.

Texas Insider
July 5, 2010
Charters Beat Regular Schools in Summer Learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column mentions research on summer learning by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander.

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
July 5, 2010
Column: Education is a gift that keeps giving
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the importance of keeping children's brains stimulated during the summer vacation months mentions that recent studies from the Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning.

Dallas Morning News
July 4, 2010
Clinton: Promoting democracy still a pillar of foreign policy
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Kurt Volker, a former U.S. diplomat and now a fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies.

The Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Tuesday, July 4, 2010
Asheville Lyric Opera hosts concert of arias
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that accompanist pianist Daniel Weiser has a doctorate in piano from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald.

BayNet.com (Southern Maryland)
July 3, 2010
Piano Fest Returns to SMCM July 17-19
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Beverly Babcock received a master of music degree in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory.

Cincinnati Enquirer
July 4, 2010
Orchestra picks principal violist
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Christian Colberg, who won the position of principal viola in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music.

Straight Up (Arts Journal)
July 5, 2010
BACH & friends Heads to San Francisco
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that “BACH &Friends,” a two-hour documentary by Mike Lawrence, heads back East in the fall, where the Peabody Institute, Lawrence's alma mater, will sponsor the Baltimore premiere at the Charles Theater on Oct. 3.

The Australian
July 5, 2010
Clinton must block Ukraine's turn to Russia
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was co-authored by Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

The Globalist
July 5, 2010
Opium-Addicted Children: Paying a Heavy Price for the Afghan War
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, an international team including World Health Organization (WHO) officials and experts from Johns Hopkins University and the Medical University of Vienna have joined efforts to design a treatment regime for young children.

Independent Online (South Africa)
July 3, 2010
Everything in moderation - even denial
Johns Hopkins angle: Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the US Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Centre, is quoted.

New American Media
July 5, 2010
Cancer Screenings Hard Sell for Korean Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Haera Han, a Korean community health researcher and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Washington Post
July 3, 2010
Howard University wants biotech campus in Beltsville
Johns Hopkins angle: "Howard University wants to build a research and development campus in Prince George's County that would rival Duke's Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University's biomedical corridor in Montgomery County."

WJZ TV (Baltimore)
July 3, 2010
Howard U. Planning Beltsville Research Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions Johns Hopkins University's biomedical corridor in Montgomery County.

Oregon Live
July 5, 2010
You Docs: Some ways to make sure you're getting the D-3 you need each day
Johns Hopkins angle: This health story mentions research on Vitamin D done by Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
July 5, 2010
Ezra Klein's Wonkbook
Johns Hopkins angle: Thumbnail profile of environmental engineering graduate Lizann Prosser, president and chief executive of Crown Agents USA, an international development company based in Washington, D.C.

Ghana Business News
July 5, 2010
Black Stars, Satellites join anti-malaria campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: Emmanuel Fiagbey, Country Director of the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes, Voices for a Malaria-free Future Project, is quoted in this article.

Glasgow Daily Times
July 4, 2010
The source of the problem
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jon Weingart, professor of neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Daily Caller
July 3, 2010
Obama named 15th greatest president of all time by historians
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Benjamin Ginsburg is quoted.

The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
July 5, 2010
Trouble as you boil and bubble
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the possible dangers of non-stick cookware mentions a 2007 study conducted on babies born at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which linked low birth weight of babies to the mothers’ exposure to PFOA — the higher the PFOA level, the lower was the baby’s birth weight.

Tehran Times (HealthDay News)
July 4, 2010
Gene mutation may make people more prone to asthma
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that people with asthma appear to have subtle differences in a gene that encodes a protein responsible for deciding whether particular immune cells live or die, according to a study out of the School of Medicine. Lead author Bruce S. Bochner is quoted.

The National Newspaper (Abu Dhabi)
July 6, 2010
Foreign aid to Pakistan is a victim of nepotism
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned in this story is the fact that a 2001 JHU study concluded that there are 95,000 total NGOs in Pakistan, of which 65,000 were officially registered.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 2, 2010
Tax break offers ‘lifeline’ to some small businesses
Johns Hopkins angle: Story includes paraphrase of a speaker from the Small Business Majority at a recent conference at Johns Hopkins.

Cincinnati.com
July 5, 2010
Doctor's healing touch extends to Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Lerer studied medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, according to this feature story.

BroadwayWorld
July 3, 2010
Theatre Hopkins' THE GLORIOUS ONES Closes July 4
Johns Hopkins angle: This short article about Theatre Hopkins' production of "The Glorious Ones" mentions that the production was to close this past weekend.

Frederick News Post
July 4, 2010
Army partnership gives bionic foot a leg up
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the development of prosthetic limbs mentions research being done in that field at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Charlotte Observer
July 4, 2010
Virginia sculptor will build for uptown park
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, sculptor Kendall Buster installed one of her creations last week at Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post
July 4, 2010
Georgetown recruits have strong showing Under Armour All-American lacrosse girls' game
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse recruit Taylor D'Amore scored the tying goal as the North defeated the South 17-16 in the Under Armour All-American lacrosse game on Saturday night at Towson University.

Washington Post
July 3, 2010
Top high school lacrosse players featured in Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Game
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Centennial High School midfielder Greg Edmonds, a Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse recruit, would be playing for the South team in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse game last Saturday evening at Towson University.

Denver Post
July 5, 2010
Bocklet's three goals push Outlaws past Bayhawks
Johns Hopkins angle: Denver Outlaws player Matt Bocklet is a JHU graduate.

Journal and Courier Online (Indiana)
July 4, 2010
Newton, Wodicka voted top student-athletes
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Wodicka will play football this fall and study engineering at JHU.

The Hudson Reporter (NY)
July 4, 2010
Congrats, Class of 2010!
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard Turner Jr. is headed for JHU in the fall.

Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2010
Katherine H. Sharp dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Katherine H. Sharp, who died at 99, was a 1935 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Baltimore Sun
July 6, 2010
Jane Edelen Healy dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Jane Frances Edelen Healy, 92, who had a master's degree in English from Johns Hopkins.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 6, 2010
From Fund Raiser to President: an Uncommon Path Pays Off
As government financial support declines and costs continue to rise, colleges have grown more dependent on generous donors to build new facilities, attract star faculty members and students, and start programs.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 2, 2010
Affirmative Action Advocates Consider Recession’s Impact on Diversity
Diversity isn’t recession proof, and higher education and corporate officials agreed that institutions of all types must be proactive to prevent the faltering economy from overly impacting one or more underrepresented groups.

Boston Herald (AP)
July 6, 2010
New UMass Law School off to a strong start
The University of Massachusetts Law School is attracting more students with more impressive academic credentials than it did when it was still a private institution. The school, approved in February by the state Board of Higher Education after the Southern New England School of Law offered to donate its campus and assets, received 462 applicants for this fall’s incoming class. That’s more than twice the number who applied last year.

Inside Higher Education
July 6, 2010
Confident About the Emeritus Years
A new national survey of academic employees by the TIAA-CREF Institute has found generally high levels of confidence by academic employees in their financial plans for retirement. The survey compares higher education employees to all other employees in the United States, and finds much more security on these issues within academe than outside.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 6, 2010
Tenure, RIP: What the Vanishing Status Means for the Future of Education
Over just three decades, the proportion of college instructors who are tenured or on the tenure track plummeted: from 57 percent in 1975 to 31 percent in 2007. The new report is expected to show that that proportion fell even further in 2009, dropping below one-third. If you add graduate teaching assistants to the mix, those with some kind of tenure status represent a mere quarter of all instructors.


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