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New York Times
June 15, 2010
Merkel’s Coalition Under Pressure in Germany
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jackson Janes, executive director of JHU’s American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

WashingtonPost.com
June 15, 2010
Health-care law would allow college graduate to rejoin parent's plan
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson and Bradley Herring of the Bloomberg School of Public Health answer questions about the new health-care law.

NPR.org (National Public Radio)
June 15, 2010
Tapping Afghan Mineral Riches? Good Luck
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Indianapolis Star
June 15, 2010
Districts limited in finding ways to keep kids sharp during summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a comment from Karl Alexander, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Sociology.

Baltimore City Paper
June 2, 2010
Being Here: Local artists install strong works at biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence," the biennial outdoor exhibition on the grounds of JHU’s Evergreen Museum and Library.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 14, 2010
Harmless Brain Abnormalities in Kids Pose Disclosure Dilemmas
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay feature reports on research led by John Strouse, a hematologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

United Press International
June 14, 2010
Crocodiles: Brain food for early humans
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story focuses on research conducted by a team that included Naomi Levin, a geologist in the Krieger School’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science.

Washington Post
June 15, 2010
Study praises Howard, other minority medical schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is listed 122nd of 141 schools in a "social mission" ranking focusing on where their graduates practice and whether they practice primary care. Medical schools at historically black universities held the top three spots.
The study is also mentioned in a Washington Post blog here:

Washington Business Journal
June 15, 2010
Study ranks medical schools by social contribution
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU is listed 122nd in a George Washington University study that concludes that federal research dollars tend to flow to the medical schools that do the least to fulfill the social mission of doctor preparation.

Mumbai Mirror
June 15, 2010
Humans learned to walk upright to be cooler
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Krieger School earth scientist Benjamin Passey, which concludes that the climate in Kenya (a cradle of human evolution) has been consistently very warm for the last 4 million years, even during ice ages.

Washington Post
June 15, 2010
Medical Mysteries: Patient was at grave risk after tests ruled out fatal disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story of a difficult diagnosis of a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is described by one doctor as a "depressing case" with a "happy ending."

The Joplin Globe (Missouri)
June 15, 2010
In our view: Sound budgets
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial refers to a speech that Larry Summers, President Obama’s top economic adviser, delivered recently at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Times of India
June 15, 2010
Botox found to alleviate excruciating nerve pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story quotes the study’s lead author, Paul J. Christo, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine.

Sify.com (India)
June 11, 2010
Botox found to ease excruciating nerve pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS article quotes the study’s lead author, Paul J. Christo, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine.

United Press International
June 14, 2010
Botox may be useful as pain killer
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story quotes the study’s lead author, Paul Christo, an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)
June 14, 2010
Cyclists raise funds on journey to fight cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a cross-country bicycle ride to raise funds to fight cancer includes comments from JHU graduate Krystina Laucik and current JHU undergraduates Jose Medina and Dan Cranshaw. The story mentions that some of the funds raised will go the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Jacksonville Journal Courier (Illinois)
June 15, 2010
Anti-cancer ride rolls through town
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a cross-country bicycle ride to raise funds to fight cancer mentions that most of the riders are graduates of or students at JHU. It also notes that some of the funds raised through this ride will go to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Asia Times Online
June 16, 2010
China’s wind power has faulty connection
Johns Hopkins angle: Writer Ryan Rutkowski is a master's student studying international economics at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 11, 2010
People On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Mary Kelty has joined Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals as the new instructional technology and distance learning manager.

Maryland Daily Record
June 15, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Jennifer Hayashi, director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Elder House Call Program, recently received the American Academy of Home Care Physicians’ highest honor. She is also associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

United Press International
June 14, 2010
Enzyme found to aid spinal nerve regrowth
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story quotes the study’s lead author, Ronald Schnaar, a professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine.

MSN India
June 15, 2010
Ricky Martin Foundation trains people to fight human trafficking
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story mentions that the campaign follows a joint study by the foundation, the University of Puerto Rico and Johns Hopkins University.

Carroll County Times (Maryland)
June 15, 2010
Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Budding astrophysicist Deutsch played for fun, dominated competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that tennis athlete Danny Deutsch will be attending JHU in the fall to study math and physics in the hopes of becoming an astrophysicist.

The Times of Trenton (N.J.)
June 13, 2010
To study jazz piano, recording arts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Joel Nygren, the salutatorian of Ewing High School, plans to attend JHU’s Peabody Institute, where he will study jazz piano performance and recording arts and sciences, a five-year program.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
June 13, 2010
OperaLancaster readies its Lemonade Concert Series
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that performer Cindy Keller Wittenberg has a master's degree in piano performance from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

Express (U.K.)
June 15, 2010
Simple Ways to Have a Brilliant Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about protecting your brain mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins found that even moderate alcohol consumption (about 14 units a week) has been linked with brain shrinkage.

Voice of America
June 14, 2010
Autoimmune Disease: When the Body Starts Attacking Itself
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview mentions that, less than ten years ago, the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center was established.


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Baltimore Sun
June 15, 2010
Maryland professor appointed to oil spill panel
A Maryland professor was named Monday night by President Barack Obama to a national commission charged with investigating the largest petroleum oil spill in U.S. history, located in the Gulf Coast. Donald F. Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, will serve on the five-person, bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

Associated Press
June 15, 2010
Harvard Student Says He Faces Deportation From U.S.
An undocumented Harvard University student is facing deportation to Mexico after being detained by immigration authorities at a Texas airport, the student said Friday.

The Washington Post
June 15, 2010
More college-educated jump tracks to become skilled manual laborers
In a region in which 47 percent of Washington area residents have a college degree, the highest rate in the nation, Adam Osielski is among a small but apparently growing number of the college-educated who are taking up the trades.

The Washington Post
June 15, 2010
Catholic University's next president: Boston law school dean
John H. Garvey, a law school dean with a long record of scholarship on some of the most divisive issues in the Catholic Church, on Tuesday will be named the new president of Catholic University of America.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2010
Doctoral-Program Rankings, Delayed Years, May Be Merely a Historical Record
The NRC report—a sequel to the research council's widely cited 1982 and 1995 rankings of doctoral programs—has been in the works since 2003. And in the works, and in the works. Now there are signs that the report may finally see the light of day. At a conference in Chicago last month, the study's director, Charlotte V. Kuh, said the report would be released "soon," though she declined to be more specific.

Inside Higher Education (Quick Takes)
June 15, 2010
A Jobs Mismatch
The United States economy is in serious danger from a growing mismatch between the skills that will be needed for jobs being created and the educational backgrounds (or lack thereof) of would-be workers, according to a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2010
California universities consider adopting the T-word: tuition
Since 1960's master plan for public higher education, which had the goal of tuition-free schooling for all, the word has been eschewed in favor of "fees." But recent realities argue for a change.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2010
Falsified Applications Are Common Among Chinese Students Seeking to Go Abroad, Consultant Says
As more Chinese students seek higher-education opportunities in the United States, universities must deal with a "tide of fraud" in undergraduate applications from China, said an education consultant and author of a new report on the topic.

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