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Baltimore Sun (AP)
June 18, 2010
Kyrgyzstan violence threatens China's burgeoning economic influence with neighbor
Johns Hopkins angle: Niklas Swanstrom, an expert on China and Central Asia at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this Associated Press article, which appeared in many other online publications.

Sacramento Bee
June 21, 2010
Couples who split after long marriages have adjustment issues of their own
Johns Hopkins angle: This Contra Costa Times article quotes Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin.

USA Today
June 20, 2010
Stuffed animal named Tommy Moose gives comfort to kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the psychological benefits that stuffed animals have on children in various settings quotes Joyce Nolan Harrison, a child psychiatrist and director of Preschool Psychiatry and Community Programs at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Baltimore Sun
June 19, 2010
Meet the finalists for the 2010 Sondheim Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Matthew Porterfield and Karen Yasinsky, both lecturers in JHU's Film & Media Studies department, are finalists for the 2010 Sondheim Prize.

Svenska Dagbladet
June 20, 2010
Risk för ännu ett Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Svante Cornell co-wrote an op-ed for a Swedish daily entitled "Risk for a New Afghanistan" (Risk för Ännu Ett Afghanistan).

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
June 19, 2010
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome in Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a pair of new studies -- including one from the School of Medicine -- has uncovered evidence that low levels of vitamin D could lead to poor blood sugar control among diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome among seniors. Esther Krug of the SoM is quoted.

Washington Post
June 20, 2010
Afghanistan's future lies in trade partnerships
Johns Hopkins angle: Post op-ed colunmnist David Ignatius praises "The Key to Success in Afghanistan: A Modern Silk Road Strategy" from School of Advanced International Studies and the Center for Strategic and International Studies as "the most useful analysis I've seen recently" of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

Salon.com
June 18, 2010
Pro-ana websites abound
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about "thinspiration" websites, which were the topic of a study led by Dina L.G. Borzekowski of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found that many such sites use modern technology to encourage anorexia and bulimia through interactive features, such as message boards and "how to" instructions.

WashingtonPost.com
June 21, 2010
Eye-opening study of disordered-eating Web sites
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post on a School of Public Health study of websites that promote eating disorders.

KDAF-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth)
June 19, 2010
Endorsing Eating Disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: This report focuses on a study done by researchers at the School of Public Health, which analyzed websites that support diseases such as anorexia and bulimia.


Baltimore Business Journal
June 18, 2010
Johns Hopkins names Harvard med school exec to finance post
Johns Hopkins angle: "Johns Hopkins University has named Daniel G. Ennis as its new senior vice president for administration and finance, effective Aug. 2."


Dallas Morning News
June 18, 2010
Drake Bennett: When hospital noise makes it harder to heal
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about hospital noise mentions that in 2005, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University led by engineers Ilene Busch-Vishniac (now the provost at McMaster University) and James West (still of the Whiting School) looked at the best available historical data and found that, since 1960, the average daytime noise level in hospitals had doubled. At night, it was four times as loud.

Washington Post
June 21, 2010
What It Takes: A focus on 'people, passion and process'
Johns Hopkins angle: Founder of Dataprise is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins.

Toronto Sun
June 20, 2010
We need a serious discussion about food
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column about the dangers of unhealthy eating mentions that a Johns Hopkins study found that 25% of children in the U.S. entering kindergarten are overweight or obese.

Mother Jones
June 21, 2010
Death by Hamburger?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Meatless Monday campaign, initatied by the School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
June 19, 2010
Iwry Is Scholar of Savings
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of the Treasury Department's senior expert on IRAs and retirement benefits mentions that his father was a Johns Hopkins professor who made his mark deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Updated News (Canada)
June 20, 2010
Research Links Parasite In Cats To Mental Illnesses
Johns Hopkins angle: Host Guy Raz talks with infectious disease researcher Robert Yolken of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center about how a parasite in cats may be linked to human mental illnesses.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
June 20, 2010
CEO gives friendly advice
Johns Hopkins angle: This round up of leadership advice includes that of Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Midland Reporter Telegram (Texas)
June 19, 2010
Purity Ball commitment catalyst for father-daughter relationships
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about the tradition of having "purity balls" to encourage young women to abstain from pre-marital sexual activity mentions that a study released in 2008 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health indicated that teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are equally likely to have premarital sex as those who don't and are 10 percent less likely to use protection when they do have intercourse.

Boston Herald (AP)
June 21, 2010
‘Boston Med’ catches face transplant story
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article mentions that "Boston Med" producer Terry Wrong also produced a series about Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 20, 2010
China sprints ahead, lugging contradictions: Joe Frolik
Johns Hopkins angle: Reporter Joe Frolick writes about a trip to China with the International Reporting Project out of SAIS.

Wall Street Journal
June 19, 2010
BOOK EXCERPT: 'Wrong' By David H. Freedman
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is briefly mentioned in this book excerpt.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 18, 2010
Better time to be in the bond market
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that "Johns Hopkins Medicine is also a big winner in the favorable bond market."

Baltimore Business Journal
June 18, 2010
It’s getting personal: Printers, copiers, fax machines are the next frontier in fighting ID theft
Johns Hopkins angle: Darren Lacey, chief information security officer, is quoted.

Seattle Times
June 20, 2010
Beacon Hill school honors volunteers in 90s
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about a local program that brings elderly volunteers into classrooms mentions that a study out of JHU notes that children learn better when they have such tutors, and that volunteering also benefits the volunteers.

The Voice (UK)
June 21, 2010
Who is Henrietta Lacks?
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which tells the story of Lacks, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Indyposted.com
June 20, 2010
Vitamin D And Its Role In Insulin Resistance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references Esther Krug, assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Online International News Network (Pakistan)
June 20, 2010
Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Elizabeth Platz of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 18, 2010
Education Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive a $3,000 scholarship through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

Tulsa World
June 20, 2010
OU library recognized for beauty
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, JHU's library is recognized in Campus Grotto: The Inside Source at College's top 25 "quick list" of most beautiful libraries.

Bay Net (Maryland)
June 21, 2010
2010 River Concert Series Opens
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Jeffrey Chappell studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Washington Post
June 21, 2010
Appointments and Promotions
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel named Ralph D. Semmel director.

Hartford Courant
June 20, 2010
Hazelton Packing Up After 36 Years At Trinity
Johns Hopkins angle: Trinity College athletic director Rick Hazelton is leaving, after more than three decades, and will be replaced by Johns Hopkins senior associate AD Michael Renwick.

Annapolis Capital
June 19, 2010
Busy Bodies: Small changes equal big results
Johns Hopkins angle: A health column written by Kelly Gonzalez, a JHU alumna.

Baltimore Sun
June 19, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: College football: Johns Hopkins is ranked 12th in the Lindy's preseason poll and 15th in Sporting News' poll. Blue Jays kicker Alex Lachman was named to Sporting News' Division III preseason All-America team.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 20, 2010
College pianist's lessons did not stop with music
Johns Hopkins angle: An obituary of Benjamin Whitten, 80, a pianist and teacher, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Peabody.

Washington Post
June 20, 2010
THAI McGREIVY, 43: Helped create firm that staffs hospital ERs
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for former Johns Hopkins medical resident.

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Boston Globe
June 21, 2010
Harvard turns to hospitals for $36m
Harvard Medical School, which has suffered financially due in part to a sharp decline in Harvard University’s legendary endowment, has successfully negotiated a deal in which Boston’s major teaching hospitals will contribute $36 million to the school over three years.

Philly.com
June 18,2010
Temple to raise tuition 5.9%
Temple University will increase tuition 5.9 percent for the forthcoming academic year to pay for growing costs and offset the shrinking percentage of dollars coming from the state, officials said.

Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2010
NYU Abu Dhabi Accepts First Class
New York University Abu Dhabi appears to be off to an impressive start, with only 2.1% of the 9,048 applicants accepted and 79.4% of those admitted attending, NYU officials are to announce Monday. The projected first class includes 87 men and 63 women from 39 countries—about a third are from the U.S.— who speak 43 languages.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 20, 2010
Scholarly Presses Confront an Increasingly Digital Present
Hyperabundance and the future of the long-form argument, how and what libraries buy, and e-books, e-books, e-books: Those topics were front and center at the annual conference of the Association of American University Presses, in Salt Lake City over the weekend.

Inside Higher Education
June 21, 2010
Adjunct and Retention Rates
Freshmen who have many of their courses taught by adjuncts are less likely than other students to return as sophomores, according to a new study looking at six four-year colleges and universities in a state system. Further, the nature of the impact of adjunct instruction varies by institution type and the type of adjunct used, the study finds.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 20, 2010
What They're Reading on College Campuses
The Chronicle's list of best-selling books was compiled from information supplied by stores serving a number of college campuses, including Johns Hopkins University.

Boston Globe
June 19, 2020
Harvard student won’t face deportation
Eric Balderas, a 19-year-old Harvard biology student who became an international celebrity last week after being arrested for being in the United States unlawfully, is no longer facing deportation to Mexico, officials said last night.

The Globe and Mail (Ontario)
June 17, 2010
Turnover at Balsillie school raises questions of academic freedom
The construction crews are still at work on the new Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont., but already there are cracks in the plan to build a world-class hub for global studies in Canada’s high-tech heartland.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 18, 2010
Race, Class, and College Access Explored in ‘Strivers’ Research
Despite gains in college access by minorities, the top tiers of higher education are becoming more affluent and more White as the lower tier and two-year colleges increasingly accommodate more low-income minority students, researchers declared Thursday during a policy forum centered on low-income students and college access.



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