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MPR News (Minnesota Public Radio)
June 21, 2010
CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine live at the National Press Club
Johns Hopkins angle: This post links to an online audio recording of a speech that Edward Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, presented at the National Press Club.

NPR.org (National Public Radio Online)
June 21, 2010
Did Michelangelo Draw A Brain in God's Neck?
Johns Hopkins angle: This “All Things Considered” radio report focuses on a study by School of Medicine neurosurgery faculty members Rafael Tamargo and Ian Suk, who concluded that Michelangelo hid an anatomically accurate painting of the human brain within one of his Sistine Chapel frescoes. Tamargo is interviewed.

New York Times
June 22, 2010
In Vatican Fresco, Visions of the Brain
"It has been hiding in plain sight for the past 500 years, and now two Johns Hopkins professors believe they have found it: one of Michelangelo’s rare anatomical drawings in a panel high on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel."

USA Today
June 22, 2010
Dating for a decade? Young adults aren't rushing marriage
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Krieger School sociologist and marriage researcher Andrew Cherlin.

Sify News (India)
June 22, 2010
Observing cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports on research supervised by Denis Wirtz, a Whiting School chemical and biomolecular engineering professor who directs the Johns Hopkins Engineering in Oncology Center. Wirtz and one of his doctoral students, Stephanie Fraley, are quoted.

New York Times
June 22, 2010
Sorting Through the History of Science, With Plenty of Side Trips
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review focuses on "Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People With Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority," published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 21, 2010
Suburban Hospital expansion hits new stumbling block
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County, a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has run into problems in a local government review of plans to expand its Bethesda campus.

The Boston Globe
June 22, 2010
Summer school? That sounds cool
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Gavin Rottman, a Boston University sophomore who is majoring in electrical engineering and who hopes to get a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins.

Kearney Hub (Nebraska)
June 21, 2010
Lindsay to study medical illustration at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, 22-year-old Kaitlin Lindsay of Kearney is one of six students in the country to be accepted to the Johns Hopkins graduate program that specializes in medical illustration.

Medscape
June 21, 2010
Low Doses of Certain Chemotherapy Agents Can Deprogram Cancer Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes a presentation that Stephen Baylin, deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, made at the 15th Congress of the European Hematology Association. Charles Rudin and Ros Juergens, two of his oncology research colleagues from the School of Medicine, are also mentioned.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV Channel 2 – Baltimore)
June 21, 2010
Baltimore City's top cop speaks out on weekend shootings
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that TV station personnel spotted crews adding gunshot detectors to police surveillance cameras in Southeast Baltimore. The piece mentions that these noise sensors were first utilized in the city by JHU.

WebMD.com
June 21, 2010
Low Vitamin D Linked to Poor Diabetes Control
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by endocrinologist Esther Krug, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine. Krug is quoted.

EURWeb.com (Electronic Urban Report)
June 18, 2010
Study Suggests Link Between Race & Poverty and Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that recent research by scientists at JHU and the National Institute on Aging indicates that low-income African Americans have a chronic kidney disease rate significantly higher than any other major segment of the U.S. population.

Montgomery Media (Pennsylvania)
Trappe art gallery to host 'Art for Alex'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about an upcoming fund-raising event mentions that artist Nancy Forsythe’s daughter Siobhan was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 7 but made a “miraculous recovery” after an operation performed by JHU pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Jackson Free Press (Miss.)
June 21, 2010
JFP Person of the Day: Ray Mabus
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former governor of Mississippi, earned a master's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins in 1970.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2010
Former troop leader becomes head of UM police force
Johns Hopkins angle: Former state police superintendent and Prince George's County police chief David Mitchell, who has taught at Johns Hopkins, is appointed chief of the University of Maryland police department.

Baltimore Sun
June 18, 2010
Amateurs learn from the pros in BSO Academy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Carolyn Williams earned a music education degree from the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Johns Hopkins tennis player David Maldow earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in singles for the fourth straight year. On the women's team, Anita Bhamidipati was named an All-American in doubles, and Carolyn Warren earned the honor for both singles and doubles.

The New York Post
June 22, 2010
The Post's All-Brooklyn baseball honors
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport story singles out Richie Carbone of Poly Prep as All-Brooklyn Baseball Player of the Year. It mentions that Carbone will attend JHU.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 21, 2010
Chancellor of U. System of Georgia Quit BP's Board Just Before Spill
Erroll B. Davis Jr. served on BP's board of directors for 12 years, retiring just five days before the company's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Now he has become the latest high-profile example of the risks of corporate-board service for college leaders.

New York Times
June 21, 2010
In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That
In the last two years, at least 10 law schools have deliberately changed their grading systems to make them more lenient. These include law schools like New York University and Georgetown, as well as Golden Gate University and Tulane University, which just announced the change this month. Some recruiters at law firms keep track of these changes and consider them when interviewing, and some do not.

The Washington Post
June 19, 2010
College graduates are less choosy as they launch into their work lives
Instead of debating salaries and benefits, many students set their sights on simply getting a job. They begged for internships. They hyper-networked and filed dozens of applications. They often locked in on early offers rather than holding out for something better.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 21, 2010
Video Lectures May Slightly Hurt Student Performance
No clear winner emerges in the contest between video and live instruction, according to the findings of a recent study led by David N. Figlio, a professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University. The study found that students who watched lectures online instead of attending in-person classes performed slightly worse in the course over all.

Inside Higher Education
June 21, 2010
New Evidence of Racial Bias on SAT
A new study may revive arguments that the average test scores of black students trail those of white students not just because of economic disadvantages, but because some parts of the test result in differential scores by race for students of equal academic prowess. The finding -- already being questioned by the College Board -- could be extremely significant as many colleges that continue to rely on the SAT may be less comfortable doing so amid allegations that it is biased against black test-takers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 21, 2010
Experts Ponder the Future of the American University
American universities have long set a global standard for higher education. But U.S. institutions will have to change, an international panel of experts said Monday, if they want to retain their edge and help the country in an economy ever more dependent on knowledge and innovation.

The Washington Post (College Inc. blog)
June 22,2010
Report finds more 'highly competitive' colleges
In a new book, "Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College," researchers Anthony Carnevale and Jeff Strohl report a related trend: a growing number of colleges that fit the definition of "highly competitive."

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