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Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2010
At Hopkins, stimulus is making a difference
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Scott L. Zeger, JHU’s vice provost for research and a professor of biostatistics at the university.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2010
Ben Carson, MD or LG?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article explores speculation that Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson might run for lieutenant governor on a GOP ticket with former Gov. Robert Ehrlich. In the article, Johns Hopkins Children's Center spokeswoman Kim Hoppe relays a message from Carson, saying he has no plans to enter into politics.
June 15, 2010
Digging Deep for Leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School comments on the Gulf oil spill.

Vancouver Sun (Canada)
June 17, 2010
Master's art hides drawing of the brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Michelangelo hid sketches of human anatomy in the robes and faces of the figures he painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which appeared as a coded attack on the Church's disdain for science, according to Ian Suk and Rafael Tamargo, faculty members in JHU’s School of Medicine.

Daily Mail Online (UK)
June 17, 2010
Surgeons claim Michelangelo painting of God contains diagram of the brain that was a hidden dig at the Vatican
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that School of Medicine faculty members Iak Suk and Rafael Tamargo believe that Michelangelo hid sketches of human anatomy in the robes and faces of the figures he painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which appeared as a coded attack on the Church's disdain for science.

Sify News (India)
June 17, 2010
Michelangelo hid anatomical sketches in Sistine Chapel to attack Church
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that Michelangelo hid sketches of human anatomy in the robes and faces of the figures he painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which appeared as a coded attack on the Church's disdain for science, according to Ian Suk and Rafael Tamargo of the School of Medicine.

WBAL TV (Baltimore)
June 17, 2010
Economy At Center Of O'Malley-Ehrlich Battle
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this report. The Detroit Blog
June 16, 2010
Gisela Becker: A Backyard Hero with a Global Impact
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post is written by Michael St. Germain, who will attend JHU in the fall.
June 15, 2010
The Least Valuable Player Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School writes in the “On Leadership” blog about the handling of the oil spill disaster.

Howard County Times
June 17, 2010
Hopkins Applied Physics Lab names new director
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Ralph Semmel has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

New Kerala (India)
June 17, 2010
Early human ancestors' 'brain food' - crocs, fish and hippos!
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research by Krieger School geologist Naomi Levin, which found that early pre-humans in Kenya consumed a diet heavy in aquatic animals, including crocodiles and hippos. This protein-rich diet may explain, at least in part, why hominids' brains doubled in size 2 million years ago.

WJZ TV 13 (Baltimore)
June 16, 2010
Johns Hopkins Students Hold Accident Drill

Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a drill held on Wednesday at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, aimed at preparing employees for accidents and disasters with multiple victims. Director of Nursing Kathy Deruggiero is quoted, as well as others.

Bay Weekly (Annapolis, Md.)
June 17, 2010
My Father and the Slugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story in verse is written by Ariel Martinez Brumbaugh, a student in Johns Hopkins’ master’s program in poetry.

Public Radio International
June 16, 2010
Saving mothers' lives in Ghana
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Mary Issaka was honored by the Johns Hopkins affiliated group Jhpiego as the Midwife of the Year because of her efforts in delivering babies, improving health care, and preventing teenage pregnancy throughout Ghana.

Science News
June 16, 2010
All flash, no crash
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is referenced in this article.

ABC Radio Online (Australia)
June 17, 2010
The Meatless Monday movement
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future at JHU, is interviewed on this show about the implications of Meatless Mondays on agricultural industries.

Milford Daily News (Milford, Mass.)
June 17, 2010
Emily Saras wins Fulbright Grant to study music in Lithuania
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that after her Fulbright study year, Saras plans to attend the Peabody Institute at JHU to earn a master's degree in music, studying in the studio of Phyllis Bryn-Julson.

The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
June 15, 2010
Musicians return from opposite coasts, form performing duo
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that organist Betty Lynne Schien did post-graduate work at JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Lake County Record Bee (Calif.)
June 17, 2010
Off the Deep End -- Playing Peter Pan
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this feature.
June 16, 2010
Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references another piece authored by Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 16, 2010
UMB BioPark leaders seek city design group's OK for $675M expansion
Johns Hopkins angle: The biotechnology research park at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is seeking city approval to double in size over the next decade. The article mentions the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins.

Tulsa World
June 17, 2010
Slimmer sippers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a 2009 study by the Bloomberg School of Public Health showed that liquid calorie intake, particularly from sugar-sweetened beverages, had the biggest impact on weight loss — stronger than solid calorie intake.

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
June 16, 2010
Spotlight on education: Incline valedictorian Shanna Murray is an athlete and achiever
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that Shanna Murray will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 16, 2010
SunTrust promotes Tisdale to president of the Baltimore area
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that an MBA graduate of Johns Hopkins is now president of SunTrust Bank’s operations in the Baltimore area

The Gazette (Md.)
June 17, 2010
Former police commander sets eyes on Dist. 8 County Council seat
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Archie Lee O'Neil earned a master's degree in management from Johns Hopkins University in 2004.

Boston Herald
June 17, 2010
Bill Belichick’s a Friend of Jaclyn
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala’s team has “adopted” a child with cancer, through a Friends of Jaclyn Foundation program.

Baltimore Sun
June 17, 2010
Shelia M. Proctor dies at age 55
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Proctor, a former teacher, wrote curriculum for Baltimore City schools through the "Success for All" program, in conjunction with JHU.


San Francisco Chronicle
June 16, 2010
UC: Millions lost in research costs from grants
The University of California misses out on hundreds of millions of dollars each year because it is too passive in recovering research-related indirect costs, an advisory group has found.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 17, 2010
Private Colleges Plan Deep Partnerships to Weather Financial Challenges
Administrators from a diverse group of private colleges say a new business model based on collaboration is on the way, and could be critical for those colleges' survival.

New York Times
June 16, 2010
Freshman Enrollment Climbed in 2008
Freshman enrollment at the nation's colleges and trade schools set records in 2008, the first year of the recession, and almost three-quarters of the increase came from minority high school graduates, especially Hispanics, seeking higher education, according to a Pew Research Center report released this week.

The Miami Herald (AP)
June 17, 2010
BP Announces $25M in university research grants
A news release says the grants are the first in a $500 million commitment to study effects of the spill and response on environment and public health.

Education Week
June 16, 2010
Minorities Drive Increase in Freshman Enrollment
A report, "Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom," released this week by the Pew Research Center reveals that the recent increase in the size of freshman classes at four-year colleges, community colleges, and trade schools has been driven largely by a sharp increase in minority-student enrollment.

The Washington Post
June 17, 2010
Community-college transfer students in Va., Md., easing into university level
Public universities in Virginia and Maryland are drawing unprecedented numbers of students from community colleges, building a transfer pipeline that is changing the traditional path to a four-year degree.

Wall Street Journal
June 16, 2010
Law Blog
With recent stories like GatesGate and the Law School race e-mail, Harvard is no stranger to legal controversy. So with the all the recent hubbub over the country’s immigration policy, it was perhaps only a matter of time before we had a story from Cambridge, Mass., courtesy of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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