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CBSNews.com
July 7, 2010
A Critical Test for European Security
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was co-written by Kurt Volker, a former US Ambassador to NATO who is now Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies.


National Public Radio (Blog)
July 7, 2010
House Music Is My Religion
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence wrote this column on the importance of house music in his life.

Red Orbit
July 8, 2010
Pinpoint Precision: Delivering A Biochemical Payload To 1 Cell
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new Nature Nanotechnology study by Johns Hopkins researchers, which included Andre Levchenko, an associate professor of biomedical engineering in Johns Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering, Chia-Ling Chien, a professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Robert Cammarata, a professor of materials science and engineering in the Whiting School.

Lab Spaces
July 8, 2010
Video: Pinpoint precision - Delivering a biochemical payload to 1 cell
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which also features a video, reports on a new Nature Nanotechnology study by Johns Hopkins researchers, which included Andre Levchenko, an associate professor of biomedical engineering in Johns Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering, Chia-Ling Chien, a professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Robert Cammarata, a professor of materials science and engineering in the Whiting School.

San Diego Reader
July 7, 2010
That's ok, sir, I am authorized to offer a 50% discount
Johns Hopkins angle: This cover story mentions comments made by Gerard Anderson of the School of Public Health during another interview.

Defenseworld
July 8, 2010
Johns Hopkins wins $750 million contract for engineering services from US
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., is being awarded a $749,999,503 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-03-D-6606).

CBS42 Alabama (Ivanhoe)
July 8, 2010
Home Care Equivalent To Hospital Care In Cystic Fibrosis Cases
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe Newswire story reports that a Johns Hopkins study led by J. Michael Collaco of the School of Medicine found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) recover from exacerbations equally well if they are treated at home or in a hospital.

Times of India (PTI)
July 8, 2010
Scleroderma, cancer linked in a Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This PTI piece reports that Johns Hopkins researchers have found that patients with a certain type of scleroderma may get cancer and scleroderma simultaneously, suggesting that in some diseases, autoimmunity and cancer may be linked. Lead author Ami A Shah, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
July 7, 2010
Baltimore’s new health commissioner ready for challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: Barbot was selected following a national search led by a committee chaired by Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who is quoted here.

Eurasia Review
July 7, 2010
Skewed Balance Of Power Between Israel And Syria Impedes Peace
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Saadia Touval taught in Johns Hopkins University’s conflict management program.

Vienna Connection (VA)
July 7, 2010
Local Author on National Pastime
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Vienna resident and sportswriter Tim Wendel teaches writing at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Baltimore Shakespeare Festival offers witty staging of 'Scapin'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Sun critic Tim Smith offers a favorable review of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s witty staging of 'Scapin,' which is being presented on a meadow behind JHU’s Evergreen Museum and Library.

WashingtonPost.com
July 8, 2010
'Prolific provider,' LA doctor gets 5 years
Johns Hopkins angle: AP story reports that a Los Angeles doctor sentenced to five years in prison was "second only to Johns Hopkins University in the total number of prescriptions written in 2008."

Shore News Today (New Jersey)
July 7, 2010
News Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief concerning an upcoming solo performance by violinist Leonid Iogansen mentions that Iogansen holds a master’s degree in violin performance and composition from the Peabody Conservatory.

Danbury News Times (CT)
July 7, 2010
New Milford Hospital gets Open Bore MRI system
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the delivery of an Open Bore MRI system to a Connecticut medical center mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital uses the same model.

The Mirror (UK)
July 8, 2010
Dementia...the new hope
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog column about dementia mentions that researchers at the School of Public Health found that obesity can increase dementia risk by 80%.

Daily Record
July 7, 2010
On the Move, 7/7: Medical group honors Hopkins’ Hayashi
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer Hayashi, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the medical center’s Elder House Call Program, recently received the Eric Baron House Call Doctor of the Year Award from the American Academy of Home Care Physicians.

The Gazette (MD)
July 8, 2010
Bowie man announces run for County Council seat
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Bowie resident Mark Polk (D), who is running for the Prince George's County Council District 6 seat, earned a Master of Science in business management in 2003 from The Johns Hopkins University.


The Oak Ridger (TN)
July 8, 2010
Protecting a precious world commodity — blood
Johns Hopkins angle: Hank Cole has a degree from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
McCoughtry's 32 help Dream to overtime win against Sun
Johns Hopkins angle: A sports digest item on Major League Lacrosse item states that in an upcoming game the Chesapeake Bayhawks may send Sam DeVore, a recent draft choice from JHU, out to play in place of an absent defenseman.

Howard County Times
July 8, 2010
Boys lacrosse: Longtime friends play one last game together
Johns Hopkins angle: Centennial High graduate and lacrosse player Greg Edmonds will play for JHU next year.

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Daily Record
July 8, 2010
Coppin allows millions in delinquent accounts
Coppin State University still isn’t following established procedure to go after millions in delinquent accounts, state auditors said in a report released Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Documents related to Love killing may be unsealed
New details may emerge Thursday about the murder of Yeardley Love, the 22-year-old University of Virginia lacrosse player and Cockeysville native. Barring a last-minute appeal of a Virginia judge's order, documents related to police searches of the apartments of Love and her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely, who is charged in her murder, may be unsealed Thursday.

Austin American Statesman
July 4, 2010
UT's 'Mr. Anonymous' a force behind research
Peter O'Donnell Jr., a Dallas investor and philanthropist, is the university's best-known anonymous donor. He and his wife, Edith, who established the Donnell Foundation in 1957, have contributed more than $135 million to the University of Texas, placing them among the university's most generous benefactors.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 7, 2010
Institute's Director Assures Senator of His 'Aggressive Stance' on Research Conflicts
Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, responded on Wednesday to questions raised by a U.S. senator about his involvement with Charles B. Nemeroff, a researcher who was found to have promoted drugs and products made by companies that paid him money he didn't report to his university.

Inside Higher Education
July 8, 2010
How to Test Writing
The College Board has revamped the tests used by students at many colleges to either place out of introductory composition or earn credit for the course. The changes involve an additional type of essay -- more research-oriented and less philosophical -- as well as shifts in the multiple choice questions.

Providence Journal (projo.com)
July 8, 2010
Jay Halfond: A sure cure for Harvard’s woes!
A writer's commentary on Harvard University's endowment.

The Hill
July 8, 2010
Ed Dept. provides $25 million to help student loan firms
The Education Department said Wednesday it would provide $25 million to help servicers of student loans meet new federal regulations pushed by the Obama administration. The money will be available to banks and other private financial firms that made or serviced loans in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL). The Obama administration pushed successfully this year to change the student loan market by removing private lenders.

Dayton Daily News
July 8, 2010
Human rights group wants Wright State psychology dean’s license revoked
Larry James, a recipient of a Bronze Star Medal for his military service in Iraq and now dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State, has been under fire for several years by psychologists and human rights advocates. They allege he turned a blind eye to abusive practices at Guantanamo and perhaps even helped set abusive policies there.

Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2010
Fewer Low-Income Students Going to College
Enrollment in four-year colleges was 40% in 2004 for low-income students, down from 54% in 1992, and 53% in 2004 for moderate-income students, down from 59% over the same period, according to a report submitted to Congress by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.

New York Times (the Choice Blog)
July 7, 2010
Postcards From the ‘Tour d’Admission’: Starting With a Bang
For seven summers, a group of college counselors from across the country have climbed on bicycles to travel from college to college on an informal, saddle-bound fact-finding mission, a kind of Tour d’Admission. This summer, the group has set its tour in California, and the participants will be filing regular dispatches to The Choice from the road. Today’s dispatch is from Kirk Blackard, director of College Guidance at Christ School of Asheville, N.C.


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