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Washington Post
June 8, 2010
Seed planters not bean counters
Johns Hopkins angle: This “On Leadership” blog, about what to do when fast-growing startups threaten to outgrow the management abilities of creative young founders, features a post from Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The New York Times
June 9, 2010
Mayor Sprinkles Wisdom Here and There
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog, collecting words of advice that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a JHU graduate, has delivered to college students in recent commencement addresses, includes some advice he offered at JHU’s ceremony.

Sify News (India)
June 10, 2010
Early human ancestors' 'brain food' - crocs, fish and hippos!
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story (also published by a number of other online publications) reports on research done by Krieger School geologist Naomi Levin, who concluded that early pre-humans in Kenya ate a variety of foods, including fish and aquatic animals such as crocodiles and hippos. Researchers posit that perhaps this protein-rich diet was a factor in the rapid brain growth that some say occurred in hominids at this point, about 2 million years ago.

Medgadget.com
June 9, 2010
2010 BMEidea Winners Announced!
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that the Rapid Hypothermia Induction Device developed by a biomedical engineering undergraduate team from JHU won the first-place prize in the BMEidea Competition, now in its sixth year, and which is open to collegiate teams from NCIIA member institutions from across the United States.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2010
A remedy for infections in Maryland's midst
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column discusses the hospital infection control program developed by Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor, and notes that it has been adopted by many states – but not Maryland.

Top News (India)
June 10, 2010
Enzyme treatment could improve recovery from spinal cord injury
Johns Hopkins angle: In a study on rodents, scientists at the School of Medicine have found that spinal cord treatment with an enzyme, sialidase, can improve nerve regrowth, motor recovery and nervous system function. Study leader Ronald Schnaar, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences, is quoted in this ANI story.

Newsweek
June 9, 2010
Study: Americans Want to Know Their Genetic Codes
Johns Hopkins angle: Joan Scott, director of JHU’s Genetics and Public Policy Center, is quoted in this article, which focuses on research that she and colleagues hope to publish by the end of the summer about how Americans view their genomes.

Huffington Post
June 9, 2010
Some Hopeful Signs in the War on Malaria , But a Long Way to Go
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Lynch, director of the Global Program on Malaria at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this column.

Voice of America
June 9, 2010
US Medical Experts Review Simon Bolivar's Cause of Death
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Auwaerter, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the School of Medicine, is interviewed in this report about how Bolivar really died.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 10, 2010
Renault Said to Appoint Thormann as Finance Chief (Update1)
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Bloomberg News story, Dominique Thormann is a JHU graduate. Renault SA plans to appoint Thormann, head of the French carmaker’s sales-financing unit, to replace Chief Financial Officer Thierry Moulonguet.

The New York Times
June 10, 2010
Better Together
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about aging issues includes comments from Bruce Leff, an professor of geriatrics in the School of Medicine.

Asia Times Online
June 10, 2010
Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes from an op-ed written by Eliot Cohen of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Financial
June 10, 2010
JHSPH Faculty Tackles Immune System Differences between the Sexes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in the book "Sex Hormones and Immunity to Infection," Sabra Klein, an assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, explores the differences in the immune systems of men and women and how these differences can impact disease.

WebMD
June 9, 2010
Preschoolers and Sleep: Expert Advice
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Christine Briccetti, a pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, offers advice on naps.

Maryland Daily Record
June 10, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: The appointments and promotions column reports that Mary Kelty has joined Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals as instructional technology and distance education manager.

EcoWorld.com (UPI)
June 10, 2010
Delaying Prostate Surgery OK
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that a School of Medicine study found that men who have low-risk prostate cancer and opt for “watchful waiting” but later have surgery do not have worse outcomes. Study leader Bruce Trock, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute, is quoted.

WashingtonPost.com
June 9, 2010
College Inc.: Whitman grad with Ph.D. plays online poker
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog posting by the Post's higher education correspondent refers to a Los Angeles Times story on a Johns Hopkins graduate, Elena Stover, who went on to earn a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience but is now making a living playing online poker.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 10, 2010
North Notables
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Carol-Jean McGreevy-Morales, a world languages teacher at Shady Side Academy, has won the Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in Teaching a Modern Foreign Language from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
June 10, 2010
Island's Washington office now open
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Omar McIntosh has an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Palm Springs Desert Sun
June 10, 2010
Ecstasy will damage brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A about the use of the drug ecstasy mentions that studies from Johns Hopkins Medical Center/National Institute of Mental Health indicate that not only is visual and verbal memory diminished but also that the ability to reason verbally and sustain attention is impaired.

Baltimore City Paper
June 12, 2010
Building Machines
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Critic’s Pick” calls attention to Building Machines, an upcoming musical presentation developed by Claire Plumb, who graduated from the Peabody Institute with a degree in opera performance.

Forbes.com
June 9, 2010
California's Diesel Regulations Are Hot Air
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2008 JHU study that showed nationwide variation in PM2.5 mortality risk from 2000 to 2005 in U.S. Medicare enrollees, with no excess risk in California, Oregon or Washington.

Contra Costa Times
June 10, 2010
Newhouse: Berkeley man's obituary better late than never
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that Sherman Dunham earned a master's degree at JHU.

Business Gazette (Md.)
June 10, 2010
Business office welcomes director
Johns Hopkins angle: Christine Demas earned a master's in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, according to this piece.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 10, 2010
No overhaul this year for West Phila. High
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins/Diplomas NOW program.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2010
Boys lacrosse: First team
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of outstanding area high school lacrosse players includes Wells Stanwick, a Boys' Latin junior who has made a commitment to play at JHU.

Agoura Hills Acorn (Ca.)
June 9, 2010
Marlins draft Yelich in Round 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that left-handed pitcher Andrew Pevsner, a closer for the Johns Hopkins baseball team, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round. Pevsner is from Agoura.

Washington Post
June 9, 2010
Allen J. Brimmer Doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Brimmer received a master's degree in public health from JHU in 1986.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2010
The Rev. Charles L. Hein dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Hein includes a quote from Connie Waxter, a registered nurse who had been director of OB-GYN nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Wilkes Barre Times Leader
June 8, 2010
Paul Barron (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Barron received his Education Certification from JHU.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 9, 2010
Faculty Burnout Has Both External and Internal Sources, Scholar Says
Janie Crosmer, who recently earned a Ph.D. in health management at Texas Woman's University, wanted to know more about what causes faculty burnout. As part of her dissertation, she studied 411 full-time professors nationwide to find out. Not surprisingly, they reported that battling bureaucracy contributes to burnout, but they said professors also struggle to meet their high expectations for themselves.

The New York Times
June 9, 2010
Wal-Mart Finds Ally in Education
What promises to be a lucrative arrangement between the country’s largest retailer and an education company based in West Virginia started with an unsolicited e-mail message in October. The retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, was looking for a partner to offer online college courses to its work force in the United States. Might American Public Education — which runs two Web-based universities — be interested? By January, two companies announced an agreement.

The Washington Post (Campus Overload Blog)
June 9,2010
Chinese college entrance exams stress students
Okay all you high school students needing a break from studying for the SAT and ACT tests: You won't believe how tough the college entrance exams are in China. The "gaokao" is an annual two-day exam taken by about 10 million high school seniors in China to compete for about 6.5 million university slots.

Inside Higher Education
June 10, 2020
Study Questions Value of Teach for America
Teach for America may be far less successful than its publicity suggests, according to a policy brief from the Education and the Public Interest Center and the Education Policy Research Unit.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 9, 2010
Tracking the Value (at Least in Jobs) of Federal Research Spending
More than five years ago, the then-White House science adviser, John H. Marburger III, asked researchers a seemingly simple question: Given the billions of tax dollars they get each year, why don't they have good data on the value of what they produce? That question may finally be getting answered.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 10, 2010
Scholar Says Research Universities Not Serious About Faculty Diversity
M. Cookie Newsom, director for diversity education and assessment at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said she based her conclusion on research and statistics she collected showing that, while peer research institutions have documented plans to retain and advance minority faculty, the outcomes detail nothing more than lip service.

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