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The New York Times
June 11, 2010
Long Road to Adulthood Is Growing Even Longer
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.


The Washington Post
June 11, 2010
Facebook’s leadership : Time for an update?
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is quoted in this article.

WBAL TV Baltimore (AP)
June 14, 2010
Baltimore Institutions To Help Close Budget Gap
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief Associated Press story reports that Baltimore colleges, universities and hospitals (including Johns Hopkins) will help close a city budget gap with $20.4 million in payments in lieu of taxes over the next six years. will pay $6.8 million over the six years, while two of its medical campuses, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, will contribute $4.3 million.

Maryland Daily Record
June 11, 2010
Hospitals, colleges to pay Baltimore $20.4 million over six years
Johns Hopkins angle: This states that The Johns Hopkins University will pay the largest share – $6.8 million over the six years. Two of its medical campuses, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, will contribute another $4.3 million.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
His Third Act
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Baltimore-born businessman and philanthropist, David Rubenstein, donated $5 million to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

New York Times
June 11, 2010
Two Men and Two Paths
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about JHU alumnus Wes Moore, who recently published a book titled "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates".

Reuters
June 14, 2010
ANALYSIS - China heir-apparent embarks on regional roadshow
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton, director of China Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this Reuters story.

Columbus Dispatch
June 13, 2010
Infections linked to catheters cut in half
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the project at Ohio hospitals is modeled after one started in Michigan with the help of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Quality and Safety Research Group.

The Post Chronicle (Reuters)
June 14, 2010
Key Cuts To Healthcare Waste Saves $3.6 Trillion
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story about healthcare waste and safety mentions research by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine. Pronovost estimates that his checklist he uses when inserting a catheter to deliver medication, called a central line, reduced infection rates from 11 percent to zero.

Amednews
June 14, 2010
Patient safety: What can medicine learn from aviation?
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
Zoning for zucchini
Johns Hopkins angle: The article includes comments from Anne Palmer, director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says they could be key resources in bringing healthy food to neighborhoods lacking grocery stores.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
College intern hiring rebounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Erin McDermott, a global studies major at Loyola, who said she plans to attend graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

Space.com
June 13, 2010
Dark Energy and Dark Matter Might Not Exist, Scientists Allege
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this article.

Guardian (UK)
June 14, 2010
The Sight Givers
Johns Hopkins angle: Alfred Sommer of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Philly.com
June 13, 2010
Patient navigators lead the way through a complex medical world
Johns Hopkins angle: Lillie Shockney of The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center is quoted.

Boston Globe
June 13, 2010
Doctors, nurses hope show is a reality check
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a new TV series mentioned that “Boston Med’’ executive producer Terence Wrong traveled to Boston to reassure department chiefs, and hospital executives called counterparts at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, site of a previous show produced by Wrong, to ask about the filming experience.

Scientist Live
June 14, 2010
Improving HIV treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: When applied to HIV care, the community-based model of directly observed therapy (DOT) has no effect on virologic outcomes, but significantly improves patient survival, according to researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Jean B. Nachega, MD, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study, associate scientist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health, is quoted.

Canton Repository
June 13, 2010
Peter Landgren enjoys the sights and sounds of Cleveland as director of Baldwin-Wallace College's Conservatory of Music: My Cleveland
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A mentions Judith Schonbach, an audio producer for the Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Peter Landgren was interim director at the Peabody Institute until 2007, when he became director of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.)

Hindustan Times
June 13, 2010
Measure up to the risk of disease and death
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about the health risks of being a short adult mentions that "Scientists from no less than the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported in the journal Neurology that every extra inch of leg reduces their risk by 16 per cent."

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
At Cristo Rey Jesuit, ‘schoolwork’ takes on new meaning
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about high school students working as a way to gain hands-on professional experience, mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Contra Costa Times
June 13, 2010
FDA to monitor genetic testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Gail Javitt, a research scholar with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, is quoted in this story, which originated in the San Jose Mercury News.

DNA India (ANI)
June 12, 2010
Why humans have no fur
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research by Krieger School earth scientist Benjamin Passey, who led a team that concluded that the climate in Kenya has been consistently hot for the last four million years, even during ice ages.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
Clothes-minded as new job looms
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of this column refers to her new job at the Johns Hopkins University.

Oregon Live
June 14, 2010
In defense of two-handed economists
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Larry Summers, President Obama's chief economic advisor, gave a speech last month at the School of Advanced International Studies.

MedIndia.com
June 14, 2010
Incidental Findings on Brain MRI in Children Yield Disclosure Dilemmas for Doctors, Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: A research team led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center's John Strouse has said that pediatricians whose patients undergo "routine" brain MRIs need a plan to deal with findings that commonly reveal unexpected-but-benign anomalies that are unlikely to cause any problem.

Derry Today (Ireland)
June 14, 2010
Top American post for Derry born doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Paul Doherty has just been named by the prestigious John Hopkins University as one of four doctors to deliver the new Urban Health Residency Programme in Baltimore.

Middle East Forum
June 13, 2010
Middle East Studies Profs Usurp New Roles to Censure Israel over Gaza Flotilla
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ruth Wedgwood of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Tablet Magazine
June 14, 2010
On the Bookshelf
Johns Hopkins angle: This collection of book recommendations mentions Jeffrey Rubinstein’s Stories of the Babylonian Talmud (Johns Hopkins Press).

Gainesville Sun (Fla.)
June 13, 2010
Piano festival at UF draws diverse players
Johns Hopkins angle: Students from UF, the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Middle School and other institutions will attend the UF International Piano Festival later this month.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2010
Towson cardiologist faces professional charges
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this article, Dr. Dr. Mark G. Midei, completed post graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, according to this story.

The Independent (UK)
June 13, 2010
Blogging for women’s health
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Leslie Mancuso, the president and CEO of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, blogs in the latest issue of Global Health magazine about why policy makers need to commit to expand cervical cancer screening, and provides the URL for her blog.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2010
Hopkins Student dies after jumping from dorm window
Johns Hopkins angle: A 32-year-old Johns Hopkins University student jumped from a ninth-floor dormitory window and died Sunday afternoon, according to this online brief.

The Washington Post
June 13, 2010
Marilyn Davis (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The hospital employee spent about the last two years helping develop an electronic medical records system at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 11, 2010
Defying National Trend, U. of Florida Announces Broad Faculty Raises
Despite struggles with years of budget cuts, the University of Florida announced on Friday a broad package of pay raises for faculty members.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 13, 2010
Speakers See Threats to the Concept of Shared Governance
The concept of shared governance is in serious jeopardy at American colleges and universities, four scholars said Friday during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors.

The Boston Globe
June 13, 2010
Light shed on housing for college presidents
For the first time, the IRS this year is requiring private colleges and universities and other nonprofits to factor in the value of certain nontaxable perks — such as the estimated fair-market rents of the housing many schools provide for presidents — in reporting executives’ total compensation packages.

The Washington Post
June 11, 2010
Study: highly-rated professors are overrated
How does a university rate the quality of a professor? In K-12 education, you have standardized tests, and those scores have never been more widely used in evaluating the value added by a teacher.But there's no equivalent at the college level.

Christian Science Monitor
June 10, 2010
Graduation rate for US high-schoolers falls for second straight year
The national high school graduation rate has slipped in recent years, despite an array of public and private efforts to boost the percentage of students going on to college. But some districts are beating the odds, succeeding with many students who otherwise may have fallen through the cracks.


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