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June 1, 2010
'Value' in higher education
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in blog posting as one of the area colleges and universities labeled in various rankings as a "best value" in
higher education.

The New York Times
June 1, 2010
Health and the Broken Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog focuses on “broken heart syndrome” and includes comments from School of Medicine cardiologist Ilan Wittstein, an
assistant professor who has studied this ailment.

Washington Post
June 2, 2010
NFL teams takes a look at concussion research
Johns Hopkins angle: Representatives of every NFL team are to attend a medical meeting in Washington today. organized by Johns Hopkins and focusing on brain

The New York Times
June 2, 2010
Concussion Committee Breaks With Predecessor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a National Football League conference on concussions hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine and quotes Constantine G.
Lyketsos, a School of Medicine professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences who is directing the conference.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2010
Bank deal might stave off Crystal Palace liquidation
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column includes a women’s lacrosse brief reporting that JHU sophomore defender Alyssa Kildare earned first-team honors on
the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association Mid-Atlantic All-American team, while two teammates, senior midfielder Angela Hughes and sophomore attacker Candace Rossi, were named to the second team.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2010
Composer and former Peabody faculty member Benjamin Lees dies at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes blog item mentions that Benjamin Lees taught composition in the early 1960s at the Peabody Institute.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 28, 2010
Crowd Science Reaches New Heights
Johns Hopkins angle: Story focuses on Alex Szalay of the KSAS Department of Physics and Astronomy and his involvement in "crowd science" and in the
management and creation of techniques for exploiting huge databases.

Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2010
Families With a Missing Piece
Johns Hopkins angle: Story cites a Children's Center study finding that children whose parents commit suicide are three times as likely to commit suicide

Baltimore Business Journal
June 1, 2010
Careerbuilder: 4,800 job openings in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog posting mentions that APL lists 34 job openings, mainly in the fields development and engineering.

International Business Times
June 2, 2010
Thai prime minister survives no-confidence motion
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya spoke at SAIS in April.

US Daily (Reuters)
June 2, 2010
Thai prime minister survives no-confidence motion
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story mentions Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya spoke at SAIS in April.

Boston Globe
May 29, 2010
Fixing the noisy hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the levels of noise in hospitals noted that in 2005, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University led by the
Whiting School of Engineering's Ilene Busch-Vishniac, now provost at McMaster University, and James West, looked at the best available historical data and found that, since 1960, the average daytime noise level in hospitals had doubled. At night, it was four times louder.

Spokesman Review (Washington state)
June 2, 2010
Stigma hampers kids’ blood testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Stigmas associated with “being leaded” discourage parents living in the Bunker Hill Superfund site from getting their children tested
for lead exposure, says a new study led by Sue Moodie, a Sommer Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Messenger
June 2, 2010
Discovering age of universe proves profitable
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Mt. Washington resident Charles Bennett, a KSAS astrophysicist, recently won the $1 million Shaw Prize for his
work determining the age, composition and curvature of the universe.

New Orleans Times-Picayune
June 1, 2010
New leaders of shorthanded NORD in a tough spot
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the lack of summer programming for children in New Orleans mentioned a study by Johns Hopkins University, which
followed 800 Baltimore first-graders into adulthood. The study found that during summer months lower-income children tend to "tread water or even fall behind," while middle-class children continue to build skills by taking lessons, visiting museums and libraries, attending concerts and taking field trips.
June 2, 2010
The Other Wes Moore' Author Knows How Close Another Life Could Have Been
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about JHU alumnus Wes Moore, who recently authored a book titled "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates."

Gazette (Md.)
June 2, 2010
Council budget decisions could come home to roost in election
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this story.

Gazette (Md.)
June 2, 2010
Montgomery certainly competitive with Fairfax
Johns Hopkins angle: In this letter to the editor, a writer says "t's great that Johns Hopkins University wants to invest in Montgomery County, but at what
cost in terms of infrastructure and energy consumption?"

Gazette (Md.)
June 2, 2010
Voices in Education: Jeremy E. Brown II
Johns Hopkins angle: Brown is pursuing master's at Johns Hopkins University in general special education studies combining certificates in education of
students with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, and assistive technology.
June 2, 2010
Seattle Sensor Systems, Reborn in Twist of Fate, Spots Food Pathogens with a Little Box
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, Carole Spangler has a doctorate in biophysics from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2010
Baltimore to launch second Circulator line
Johns Hopkins angle: This update about Baltimore’s new Charm City Circulator free shuttle service states that city officials expect to launch a Green Route —
serving Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fells Point, Harbor East and City Hall – before the end of the year.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2, 2010

Scholar Raises Doubts About the Value of a Test of Student Learning
Beginning in 2011, the 331 universities that participate in the Voluntary System of Accountability will be expected to publicly report their students'
performance on one of three national tests of college-level learning. But at least one of those three tests—the Collegiate Learning Assessment, isn't quite ready to be used as a tool of public accountability, a scholar suggested on Tuesday during the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research.

National Public Radio "Morning Edition"
June 2, 2010
Dream Of TV Job Remains Elusive For Montana Grad
One of a series of "Morning Edition" reports this week on recent college graduates and the job market. Links to previous stories in the series can be found
in the text.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2, 2010
Berkeley Professor Wins $500,000 Prize for Work in Biotechnology
Carolyn Bertozzi was recognized for her pioneering research in manipulating living cells and their biological processes. Her work has led to advances in
diagnosing and treating diseases such as cancer and inflammatory disorders.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 1, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Taxing Medical Residents
The Supreme Court will decide a longstanding dispute between medical schools, which argue their residents are students, and the Internal Revenue Service,
which considers them employees for purposes of the Social Security tax.

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