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PBS NewsHour Online
May 31, 2010
World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Rising Number of Female Smokers
Johns Hopkins angle: Frances Stillman, co-director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is interviewed/quoted in this report about efforts to quell the rising tide of females who smoke.

Washington Post
June 1, 2010
Hidden hazards in fruits and veggies
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Lynn Goldman of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

U.S. News & World and World Reports
June 1, 2010
Early Human Habitat Was Savanna, Not Forest
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS earth scientist Naomi Levin was part of a multi-university team that published a paper in the journal Science positing that pre-humans living in East Africa (today's Ethiopia) lived in an environment that was mostly grassland with intermittent trees and shrubs, and not in a forest, as thought by other prominent earth scientists and anthropologists.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2010
Billy Baldwin's life and work remembered at museum
Johns Hopkins angle: This article explores “Modernism at Evergreen: Baltimore's Billy Baldwin," a recently opened exhibition at JHU’s Evergreen Museum & Library, and quotes James Archer Abbott, Evergreen’s director and curator.

Washington Times
May 31, 2010
U.S. believes it has killed al Qaeda's No. 3 man
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Mary Habeck, an expert on al Qaeda at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2010
Austrian filmmakers document Holocaust survivor's quest to pass on his story
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a documentary film co-produced and directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, a visiting associate professor in the Krieger School’s Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures.

Zee News (ANI)
June 1, 2010
Cold sore virus leads to schizophrenia?
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a cold sore virus could lead to cognitive symptoms characteristic to schizophrenia patients, according to research led by David J. Schretlen of the School of Medicine.

PsychCentral
June 1, 2010
Common Virus May Lead to Cognitive Problems in Schizophrenia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a cold sore virus could lead to cognitive symptoms characteristic to schizophrenia patients, according to research led by David J. Schretlen of the School of Medicine.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
May 31, 2010
Cold sore virus, schizophrenia linked
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins say they linked exposure to the cold sore virus to shrinking of brain regions in patients with schizophrenia. Study leader David Schretlen of the SoM is quoted.

All Headline News
May 31, 2010
New Study Links Cold Sores To Schizophrenia
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN piece reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins say they linked exposure to the cold sore virus to shrinking of brain regions in patients with schizophrenia.

Times of India (IANS)
June 1, 2010
Cold sore virus can cause brain disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that a cold sore virus could lead to cognitive symptoms characteristic to schizophrenia patients, according to research led by David J. Schretlen of the School of Medicine.

Health Jockey
June 1, 2010
HIV patients appear to be provided with care but very late
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Richard Moore of the School of Medicine reveals that that many HIV-infected people in the United States and Canada lack the care they need early enough in the course of their illnesses.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2010
Left-turn arrow too short for traffic
Johns Hopkins angle: This column addresses a problem with a left-turn arrow at the intersection of Orleans Street and Broadway, affecting people driving to the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2010
Piano duet to benefit Baltimore dogs and cats
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that pianists Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, both Peabody Conservatory faculty members, will perform together June 4 at Peabody’s Miriam Friedberg Hall in a benefit concert for The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 1, 2010
Great Recession means mental depression
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Hancock's blog quotes Thomas Koenig, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the School of Medicine, on the impact of this challenging economy on people.

CBS42.com (Alabama)
June 1, 2010
Survival Gap In Black Heart Transplant Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe Newswire piece reports that a team of Johns Hopkins researchers led by Ashish Shah of the School of Medicine reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients and found that race matching donor hearts did nothing to extend the life in organ recipients. Race matching is the practice of transplanting donor hearts into patients of the same ethnic group.

MedIndia
June 1, 2010
Factors Behind Low Heart Transplant Survival in Blacks Unveiled
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a team of Johns Hopkins researchers led by Ashish Shah of the School of Medicine reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients and found that race matching donor hearts did nothing to extend the life in organ recipients.

Washington Post
May 30, 2010
Who needs to take Econ 101? It's the Post, not Larry Summers
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter to the editor from a SAIS alumnus, criticizing a Post column on Obama economic adviser Larry Summers' speech at SAIS last week.

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2010
From Taboo to Hot Topic
Johns Hopkins angle: A piece about universities hiring overseas agencies to recruit students mentions that a company called IDP, which is AIRC-certified, has moved most quickly in building a portfolio of universities, and now has agreements to recruit students for 60 colleges in the United States – including the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Global MBA Program.

Seattle Times
May 31, 2010
GPS upgrade aims to see more, do more
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story about upgrades to satellite GPS systems mentions that when the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, scientists at Johns Hopkins University scrambled to track it.

The Jewish Chronicle
May 30, 2010
Tea Party rise, Rand Paul win has Republican Jews nervous
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg is mentioned in this article.

Long Beach Press-Telegram (California)
May 29, 2010
Tom Hennessy: The real story behind one of the most famous military melodies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that military buglers Jari Villanueva, who plays at Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere, has a degree from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2010
Eight performers wow at Annapolis Opera vocal competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Annapolis Opera’s next season will include a Peabody production of "Hansel and Gretel," serving as the company’s annual children's opera.

Food Safety News
June 1, 2010
Vogue Takes Up Antibiotics in Ag Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this column, author Jancee Dunn has a piece in a recent issue of Vogue on meat safety that includes quotes from "experts at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health."

Washington Post
May 31, 2010
Week in Review: Sibley Memorial considers joining Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins angle: Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System are in talks to have the District-based hospital become a subsidiary of the Baltimore-based health system.

Baltimore Magazine
June 2010
Publisher's Note
Johns Hopkins angle: Publisher Steve Geppi's note mentions that the Johns Hopkins institutions joined efforts to make Baltimore a beta site for Google Fiber.

Monthly Review Magazine
May 31, 2010
Israel's Attack on the Turkish Ships Complicates China's Balancing Act on Iran and the United States
Johns Hopkins angle: This column recommends a monograph co-published by MR last year through the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Rutland Herald (Vt.)
May 31, 2010
Inconvenient truth
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the dangers of lying to your doctor notes that researchers at Johns Hopkins says that some doctors are seeking approaches that encourage more honesty between physician and patient.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 28, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland Technology Development Corp. announced the appointment as a director of Lynn Johnson Langer, a senior associate program chair at Johns Hopkins and president of Women in Bio.

Ft. Myers News Press
June 1, 2010
Nutrition Notes: Kitchen wall color has diet impact
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this column on the impact that color has on appetite, "pink is also proven as a winning weight-control color, at none other than prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical University in Baltimore."

Daily Breeze (Torrance, Ca.)
June 1, 2010
Radiation risks cited in full-body airport scans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the safety of full-body airport scanners mentions that some of the scanners were tested at APL.

LiveStreetJournal
June 1, 2010
The Game TV Show – Sneak Peak VIDEO
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this column, in the TV series "The Game," character Melanie Barnett is a first-year medical school student who has given up an offer of admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to follow her boyfriend, a professional football player, to San Diego.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 31, 2010
Pa. lawmakers divided over amended teen-driving bill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about efforts to keep teenage drivers safer mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that found that the crash risk increases exponentially with each young passenger added when a 16-year-old is driving; thus, the chance of an accident is 39 percent greater with one passenger than with none. With three or more passengers, it's 182 percent greater.

CBS4 Denver
May 30, 2010
Riding Program For Disabled In Need Of Donations
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV report mentions that a study done at The Johns Hopkins University reported that the economy has taken a huge toll on non-profit organizations nationwide.

The New York Times
May 31, 2010
Suddenly, Duke Ends Long Road to a Title
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to Duke’s 2007 loss to JHU in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament and states that Duke’s first lacrosse title win this year broke up “the monopoly that Syracuse, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Virginia had held on the sport.”

USA Today
June 1, 2010
Duke trips Notre Dame in OT to finally win men's lacrosse title
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that, in 2007, the Duke University Blue Devils nearly claimed the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse title but came up a goal short against Johns Hopkins.

Indianapolis Star (AP)
May 31, 2010
Men's lacrosse: Notre Dame can win its first national title today
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story notes that Duke (15-4) opened the NCAA tournament with an 18-5 rout of Johns Hopkins, then ousted No. 4 seed North Carolina before upsetting No. 1 Virginia 14-13 in Saturday's semifinals.

WJZ.com (Baltimore)
June 1, 2010
Duke Beats Notre Dame To Win 1st Lacrosse Title
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story (which appeared in numerous publications online) about the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championships stated that the previous lowest-scoring game was in 1982, when North Carolina beat Johns Hopkins 7-5.

Charlotte News & Observer
June 1, 2010
Blue Devils make statement
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that, in 2007, Duke reached the NCAA title game, where it lost by a goal to Johns Hopkins but won the admiration of those in and outside the lacrosse community.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2010
Hopkins' season ends Sunday with 23-8 loss to Cortland
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports JHU’s baseball team allowed eight runs in both the second and fifth innings as its season came to an end with a 23-8 loss to No. 9 Cortland in a Division III College World Series elimination game Sunday.

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2010
7-run inning helps Hopkins stay alive, Babb win 900th
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief from earlier in the Division III College World Series states that the top-ranked JHU baseball team used a seven-run eighth inning to earn a 7-4 victory over No. 7 Shenandoah (38-10).

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2010
Hopkins loses its opener in CWS, 3-2, to Heidelberg
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the top-ranked JHU baseball team’s 3-2 loss to No. 6 Heidelberg on Friday in both teams' opening game of the Division III College World Series.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2010
Duke's Danowski shows nice guys can finish first
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column about college men’s lacrosse refers to Duke’s 2007 championship loss to Johns Hopkins and mentions the coaching style of JHU’s Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2010
Cottle dismissal doesn't sit well with area coaches
Johns Hopkins angle: In this men’s lacrosse blog, current Towson Coach Tony Seaman recalls that he was forced to resign from the coaching post at JHU after the 1998 season.

NorthJersey.com
June 1, 2010
Female Athlete of the Week: Sammy Cermack of Ridgewood
Johns Hopkins angle: Sammy Cermack will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall.

Washington Post
May 29, 2010
Barend A. deVries, 84; former chief economist at World Bank for Latin America
Week in Review: Obituary mentions that deVries had taught economics at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2010
Marlin U. Zimmerman Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Zimmerman earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1944 from JHU and was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.

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New York Times
May 28, 2010
Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt
Column asserts that tens of thousands of student loan borrowers "are facing a reckoning" because "they and their families made borrowing decisions based more on emotion than reason, much as subprime borrowers assumed the value of their houses would always go up."

Washington Post
May 31, 2010
New era and president for St. Mary's College of Maryland
"At a time when many people are balking at the $40,000 annual cost of attending top private liberal arts schools, this "poor man's Swarthmore" in Southern Maryland is doing a brisk business. ... Joseph Urgo, who starts July 1 as the school's first new president since 1996, envisions the college as an untapped national model."

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2010
Institutional Research Roundup
Highlights of IR group's annual meeting: measuring adult students' academic success, update on NRC survey of grad programs, and lots of talk about retention.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 30, 2010
The Rise of the Global University: 5 New Tensions
"The "multiversity"—the university with multiple constituencies and demands that Clark Kerr, the former president of the University of California identified in the 1960s—has given way to the Global Research University, or GRU. The Global Research University is the multiversity with much more mobility, more cross-national research and learning, and more global systems and rankings."

UniversityWorldNews
May 30. 2010
EU: Call for countries to invest in higher education
"The European University Association has called on the continent's governments to commit to major investment in higher education and research, and to renew efforts to reach the Barcelona target of 3% of GDP investment in
research and the 2% investment in higher education proposed by the European Commission."

New York Times
May 30, 2010
Women’s Colleges Shift Gaze to Less Well-Off
Quietly and deliberately, Pine Manor College has undergone a radical change, from a place that sought daughters of privilege to one that recruits underprivileged women who might not otherwise enroll in college. And Pine Manor is not alone. A handful of small, private women's colleges, including Alverno College in Milwaukee, the College of New Rochelle in New York and Trinity Washington University in Washington, are shifting to enrolling and graduating low-income minority students.


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