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USA Today
June 9, 2010
All-USA College Academic Team: Winning students
Johns Hopkins angle: Neha Deshpande, a biology major and French cultural studies minor who graduated from JHU in May, is among 20 members of USA TODAY's 2010 All-USA College Academic First Team.

USA Today
June 9, 2010
All-USA College Academic winners defy expectations
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Neha Deshpande, a biology major and French cultural studies minor who graduated from JHU in May, is among 20 members of USA TODAY's 2010 All-USA College Academic First Team.

USA Today
June 9, 2010
College academic all-star runners up include Rhodes Scholar, volunteers, inventors
Johns Hopkins angle: Bryan Benson, a chemical and biomedical engineering major at WSE and Janine Knudsen, a public health studies major at KSAS, were selected as members of USA Today's Third Team. Eric Dang, a public health studies major at KSAS and Rachel Truitt, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major at WSE, received an honorable mentions.

USA Today
June 9, 2010
How to get the most out of college
Johns Hopkins angle: First Team member Neha Deshpande is quoted about how to get the most out of your college experience.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
June 8, 2010
Baseball: Local boy is drafted by Dodgers
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that that the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Johns Hopkins senior pitcher Andrew Pevsner, an Agoura High graduate, in the 16th round with the 502nd pick overall.

Ventura County Star
June 9, 2010
Royal's Buckel goes in second round
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Johns Hopkins senior pitcher Andrew Pevsner, an Agoura High graduate, in the 16th round with the 502nd pick overall.

True Blue LA (Blog)
June 9, 2010
Dodgers Draft Overview & Open Thread
Johns Hopkins angle: Blogger Eric Stephen says that his "personal favorite" of the Dodgers' draftees is Andrew Pevsner, the 16th rounder out of Johns Hopkins, who was born on October 15, 1988.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2010
Two former All-Metro players taken in MLB draft
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports article about Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft mentions that the Los Angeles Dodgers took Johns Hopkins left-handed pitcher Andrew Pevsner in the 16th round (502nd overall).

Daily Mail Online (UK)
June 9, 2010
New evidence that first humans walked upright 'because it was so hot'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by KSAS earth scientist Benjamin Passey, which concludes that the climate in an East African cradle of human evolution has been consistently hot for the last four million years. Some scientists believe that this hot climate may be linked to why pre-humans learned to stand and walk upright.

The Register (UK)
June 9, 2010
Humanity evolved to cope with 30°C+ heat, says prof
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by KSAS earth scientist Benjamin Passey, which concludes that the climate in an East African cradle of human evolution has been consistently hot for the last four million years. Some scientists believe that this hot climate may be linked to why pre-humans learned to stand and walk upright.

Laboratory Equipment
June 9, 2010
Human Evolution Got Hot Start
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by KSAS earth scientist Benjamin Passey, which concludes that the climate in an East African cradle of human evolution has been consistently hot for the last four million years.

MSNBC
June 9, 2010
Web Conferencing for Dummies: Yup, you're on
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia Wallace, senior director of information technology at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is quoted in this article about appropriate dress and behavior during web-conferences.

Tucson Sentinel
June 9, 2010
Life on Saturn moon? Well . . . maybe
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Darrell Strobel is quoted in this article about two new studies that present the intriguing possibility that some form of primitive life may exist on Saturn's moon, Titan.

The Village Voice
June 8, 2010
What It Takes, BAMcinemaFEST Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Putty Hill, a film by Matt Porterfield, a lecturer in Film & Media Studies at JHU,
will be on view at Brooklyn's second annual and already influential BAMcinema-FEST, today through 20.

India Talkies (ANI)
June 9, 2010
Blood vessel-blocking drug may delay prostate cancer progression
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that in a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, a blood vessel-blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression, say experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Duke University.

Trade Arabia
June 9, 2010
Surgeons reach brain through eyelids
Johns Hopkins angle: This Trade Arabia News Service story reports that surgeons at Johns Hopkins University have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. Surgeon Kofi Boahene is quoted.

Tehran Times (HealthDay News)
June 9, 2010
Most people with HIV begin care too late
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that Americans and Canadians infected with HIV are not getting diagnosed quickly enough after exposure, resulting in a potentially harmful delay in lifesaving treatment. Study leader Richard Moore is quoted.

Health MSN
June 8, 2010
Why You Still Get Headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: David Buchholz,a headache specialist from the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story detailing the origins of chronic and acute headache pain.

Times Live (South Africa)
June 9, 2010
Promote condoms and HIV testing during 2010 World Cup, SANAC urges FIFA
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (Brothers for Life) is among organizations who say that Fédération Internationale de Football Association needs to support the HIV prevention efforts of South African HIV/AIDS activitists.

Azonano
June 9, 2010
"Rare Achievement" Celebrated as World Leading Imperial Physicist Wins Royal Medal
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Professor Sir Peter Knight, Imperial’s Deputy Rector (Research) had a distinguished early career in the UK and USA at universities such as Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Royal Holloway and Sussex.

Maryland Daily Record
June 9, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynn Johnson Langer, senior associate program chair in the Center for Biotechnology Education, has been appointed to the TEDCO board by Gov. O'Malley.

Consortium News
June 9, 2010
Obama Shies from Real Intel Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor at JHU.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN.)
June 8, 2010
University of Minnesota / Building naming to honor Keller
Johns Hopkins angle: The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved naming the electrical engineering/computer science building in honor of former university president and chemical engineering professor Kenneth Keller, now director of the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Prison Planet
June 9, 2010
Study shows how radiation causes breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded radiation exposure from mammograms could trigger malignancies in women at risk for genetic breast cancer.

Bellingham Herald (Washington State)
June 8, 2010
Ferndale, Windward graduates
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Ferndale High School valedictorian Jameson Dickman in the fall will attend JHU’s Peabody Conservatory to double-major in double bass performance and recording arts and sciences.

The Free Times (Columbia, S.C.)
June 9, 2010
Around the World in Seven Days
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Southeastern Piano Festival notes that 2007 co-first place winner Ivan Moshchuk, a pianist who will return for the Alumni Celebration Concert, attends JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

North County Times (NC)
June 9, 2010
Scripps professor keeps an eye on deadly germs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article says that Scripps Research Institute professor Michael B.A. Oldstone studied in the joint M.D./Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins McCullom-Pratt Institute in biochemistry.

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The Washington Post
June 9, 2010
At the NIH, conflicting stories of conflict of interest
It's been just three weeks since the National Institutes of Health announced new guidelines to deal with long-standing concerns that federally funded researchers were being influenced by millions of dollars from the drug industry and other companies, which would naturally love to see the researchers' efforts reach the right conclusions

The Washington Post (AP)
June 9, 2010
2009 charitable giving falls 3.6 percent in US
Charitable giving fell by 3.6 percent last year as Americans continued to struggle with the recession, though some philanthropic experts feared the decrease could have been much worse given the economic downturn, according to an authoritative annual survey released Wednesday.

Inside Higher Education
June 9, 2010
Embedded Librarians
Nancy Roderer is one for bold predictions. As a library consultant in the 1980s, Nancy Roderer, director of the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University, predicted that all academic journals would be electronic by the mid-1990s. A decade into the 21st century, Roderer’s opinion might now be considered prescient, if a bit off on the timing.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 9, 2010
Many Young Adults in Poverty Have a College Degree, Report Says
Increasing proportions of low-income young adults are pursuing higher education, but some remain poor even with a postsecondary degree, according to a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 9, 2010
Taking Diversity to the Next Level
When Colgate University decided a few years ago to recast its diversity efforts, it joined a small, but growing, number of schools across the country in taking a new approach to a decades-old challenge of how best to make their schools more appealing to people from all walks of life and more compelling to employers as a good place to recruit.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2010
U. of California Tries Just Saying No to Rising Journal Costs
The University of California system has said "enough" to the Nature Publishing Group, one of the leading commercial scientific publishers, over a big proposed jump in the cost of the group's journals.

Ithaca Journal
June 9, 2010
$25 Million Gift to Cornell Will Support Creation of News School
Cornell University announced on Tuesday a gift of $25 million from a family of alumni to establish a new School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

WashingtonPost.com
June 8, 2010
College Inc.: Md. fund gives tax dollars to private colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog posting by the Post's higher education correspondent referring to the Chronicle of Higher Education's story on a Maryland state senator's campaign against the Sellinger Aid Program for independent colleges.

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