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Nature News
July 8, 2010
Controversy over South Korea's sunken ship
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from J. J. Suh, associate professor and director of the Korea Studies Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
July 9, 2010
US Professors Raise Doubts About Report on South Korean Ship Sinking
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from J. J. Suh, associate professor and director of the Korea Studies Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Kerala.com (India)
July 9, 2010
Scientists raise doubts over North's hand behind sinking of S. Korean ship 'Cheonan'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story quotes J. J. Suh, associate professor and director of the Korea Studies Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, who was one of the researchers involved in this review.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 8, 2010
At Hopkins, New Life for a Landmark
Johns Hopkins angle: This "Buildings and Grounds" blog story reports on the recently completed renovation of Gilman Hall at Homewood.

Washington Post
July 9, 2010
Connect these dots to form a hospital chain
Johns Hopkins angle: This business columnist notes that sometime in the next month, Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine will ask the D.C. government for approval to take over Sibley Memorial Hospital, located in one of the District's richest neighborhoods. He suggests that Johns Hopkins also work with the District to operate United Medical Center in a less affluent area.

The Progress (North Caldwell, N.J.)
July 9, 2010
3 West Essex residents graduate Delbarton
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Delbarton School’s graduation speaker was William Conley, a Delbarton graduate and current dean of Enrollment and Academic Services at JHU.

Gazette.net
July 9, 2010
Contracts, Etc.
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this business column mentions that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory won $25.74 million from the Navy to develop technology enablers to allow spinal cord injury patients to feel and control their prostheses through cortical electrical stimulation and $35.91 million from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to develop and demonstrate an optical modem that works at long range and under extreme atmospheric turbulence and cloudy conditions.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Teacher honored after 75 years in the classroom
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on 93-year-old high school calculus teacher Paul Miller, who has a master's degree in math from JHU, where he remained on the faculty for 40 years.

Washington Examiner
July 9, 2010
Baltimore teacher celebrates 75 years on the job
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press feature mentions that 93-year-old high school calculus teacher Paul Miller has a master's degree in math from JHU, where he remained on the faculty for 40 years.

MSNBC.com
July 8, 2010
New obesity pills try to shed past problems
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

Scientific American
July 8, 2010
Listening to the heart: Heartbeat may reveal information on kidney health
Johns Hopkins angle: This health and medicine blog reports on research led by Daniel Brotman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
July 9, 2010
Heartbeat may offer insight into kidney health
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Daniel Brotman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the School of Medicine.

Health Day
July 8, 2010
Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on research led by Daniel Brotman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the School of Medicine.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
July 8, 2010
Experts Say Anti-American Sentiment in Pakistan at All-Time High
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Ayesha Siddiqa, a Pakistani defense analyst with JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Berwick is good choice to head Medicare agency
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this opinion piece, James F. Burdick, is a professor of surgery in the School of Medicine.

Irish Times
July 9, 2010
100m cars will be electric by 2030, says US energy secretary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers a speech by Kristina Johnson, U.S. undersecretary of energy, and mentions that she formerly served as provost at JHU.

Moscow Times (Russia)
July 9, 2010
800 Foreign Youth Flock to Seliger Camp
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Frederick Starr, a professor on Central Asia, Afghanistan and Caucasus from JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies, was the only Western lecturer who had spoken so far at this camp.

Science Centric
July 9, 2010
Hopkins team discovers sweet way to detect prediabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Gerald Hart, the DeLamar Professor and director of biological chemistry at the School of Medicine. The story also quotes Kyoungsook Park, a graduate student of biological chemistry working in Hart's lab.

New Kerala (India)
July 9, 2010
New finding paves way for easy, accurate test to detect pre-diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on findings by a team that included Gerald Hart, the DeLamar Professor and director of biological chemistry at the School of Medicine. Hart is quoted.

The Financial (Georgia-Ukraine)
July 9, 2010
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Named International Center of Excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute is one of 10 centers selected by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases as an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research. The piece quotes Peter Agre, who directs the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
July 9, 2010
BioWatch: Martek shifts some operations from its Kentucky plant
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that JHU is among the 10 new international centers for malaria research that the National Institutes of Health is helping to establish. The principal investigator at JHU is Peter Agre, who directs the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Hopkins wins grant to fight malaria around the globe
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog states that JHU was chosen as one of 10 International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research by the National Institutes of Health.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
July 8, 2010
NC Girl, 4, Gets Life Changing Surgeries In Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that a team of Johns Hopkins doctors performed a new type of surgery Thursday in an effort to treat a 4-year-old girl whose right leg is paralyzed.

Daily Record
July 8, 2010
Anti-incumbency, Einstein and what they mean for Md. politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this piece.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 9, 2010
Hopkins physicians group looks to D.C. for expansion
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians care group plans on expanding, primarily into the Washington, D.C., area, this article reports.

Daily Record (Maryland)
July 8, 2010
On the Move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Patrick A. Turnes, who has joined Worthington Personal Physicians Group in Reisterstown, received his degree from the School of Medicine. Judy Wilbur, who has been named director of sales and marketing of Baltimore’s Tremonts, is on the advisory board for Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Register-Herald (Beckley, W. Va.)
July 9, 2010
Members get health clinic updates, hear insurance options
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes a school nurse coordinator who stated that a JHU study found that school-based health centers “decrease absenteeism and tardiness, reduce behavior and discipline problems, and save money by reducing the number of emergency room visits.”

The Progress (North Caldwell, N.J.)
July 9, 2010
Farewell to West Essex Regional Class of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the school’s valedictorian, Andrew Thierman, will be attending JHU.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
July 9, 2010
Eisner has a full-time hobby: His company
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that David E. Eisner, president and CEO of Dataprise of Rockville, has a master's in computer science from JHU.

MyCentralJersey.com (N.J.)
July 9, 2010
Four join the Old Bridge High School Wall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that among the four alumni just inducted to the Old Bridge High School Wall of Fame is Taylor Sohn Riall, who earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins.

The Progress (North Caldwell, N.J.)
July 9, 2010
West Caldwell man wins journalism award
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to young people who plan to launch a new blog covering local politics, national issues, religion and other topics. It notes that one of the participants will be Jake Meth, who just graduated from JHU.

Tampa Tribune (Florida)
July 9, 2010
Tennis camp offers something for everyone
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that tennis camp participant Andy Hersh recently completed his freshman year at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Beatty's 'Tatira Productions' had Baltimore roots
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Ira Beaty, father of actor Warren Beatty, was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2010
Louisa B. Reynolds dies at age 99
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Louisa B. Reynolds attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Johns Hopkins University.


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Inside Higher Education
July 9, 2010
What the Alumni Read (or Ignore)
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on CASE survey of alumni magazine readers nationwide includes reaction from Dale Keiger, associate editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine and writer of the blog UMagazinology.

Washington Post
July 8, 2010
GW law dean named Brandeis president
Frederick Lawrence, dean of the George Washington University Law School, was named president of Brandeis University Thursday afternoon. Lawrence, who has a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a law degree from Yale, has been dean of GW Law since 2005. He is a civil rights expert and author of "Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law."

New York Times
July 8, 2010
Share of College Spending for Recreation Is Rising
American colleges are spending a smaller share of their budgets on instruction, and more on recreational facilities for students and on administration, according to a new study of college costs. The report, based on government data, documents a growing stratification of wealth across America’s system of higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 4, 2010
Hot Type: Canadian University Hopes to Lead Fight Against High Subscription Prices
On June 15, the University of Prince Edward Island's librarian, Mark Leggott, released a campus letter to let the faculty know the institution would not be renewing its subscription to the Web of Science database. Mr. Leggott's letter cited several reasons for the decision: "a challenging fiscal climate," a required three-year contract with price increases every year, a weaker Canadian dollar that would make those increases even harder to bear.

Inside Higher Education
July 8, 2010
Blackboard's Big Buy
Blackboard announced on Wednesday it is buying out two software companies in an effort to bolster its real-time collaboration features and satisfy a generation of professors and students increasingly shaped by social media. The company, infamous to some in higher education for its habit of swallowing up smaller fish, said it is buying Wimba and Elluminate, top providers of software that lets students work together online, for a total of $116 million.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 8, 2010
Students May See Some Gains Through New Textbook Rules
With college textbooks costing an estimated average of $900 a year, student and consumer groups say new federal rules taking effect this summer could generate savings for low-income students in the years ahead.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 9, 2010
New Web Tool Helps Both Experts and Public Grasp Colleges' Costs
A group called the Delta Cost Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity, and Accountability released a Web-based database that tracks the spending and revenue sources of 2,300 public and private institutions. The database, Trends in College Spending Online, tracks a wide array of categories at each college, enabling comparisons among institutions, states, and sectors.

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