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CBS Evening News
June 23, 2010
With Leadership Change, Obama Renews Commitment
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Eliot Cohen is among those interviewed in this report on the challenges faced by new Afghanistan war commander David Petraeus, saying that this is a "critical moment" in the Obama presidency.

PBS NewsHour
June 23, 2010
Afghanistan Policy, Goals Reexamined Upon McChrystal Departure
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Eliot Cohen is among the guests in a roundtable interview and says that President Obama's announcement on the replacement of General McChrystal with Gen. Petraeus was "pitch-perfect" but that Obama needs to take ownership of and redirect Afghanistan policy to clean up "chaos" that he created.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2010
Many barriers for primary care physicians
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is from Timothy Baker, a professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The New York Times
June 23, 2010
In Hospitals the Reality Is Real
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of the “Boston Med” reality television series notes that its producer, Terence Wrong, supervised a similar series shot several years ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2010
Baltimore area sweltering in heat wave
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Gary Stephenson, a spokesman for Johns Hopkins Hospital, about cases of heat-related illnesses.

Minnesota Public Radio "Midmorning"
June 23, 2010
Finding 'thinspiration' on the Internet
Johns Hopkins angle: Dina Borzekowski, associate professor of health, behavior and society at BSPH, was a guest on a segment focusing on her research on websites that promote eating disorders.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 23, 2010
Hopkins Bloomberg school awards $18M job to Oak Contracting
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has selected Oak Contracting as construction manager for an $18 million renovation project at 615 N. Wolfe St. that will largely be funded by dollars from the federal stimulus package.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 23, 2010
Enoch Pratt CEO Hayden confirmed to U.S. library board
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean of the Libraries and Museums Winston Tabb is among those confirmed by the Senate to a position on the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services advisory board.

Maryland Daily Record
June 24, 2010
One the move
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Medicine graduate Patrick A. Turnes has joined the Worthington Personal Physicians Group, of Reisterstown, a part of the Mercy Medical Center network.

Orange County Register
June 23, 2010
Editorial: McChrystal's out, U.S. forces should follow
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial quotes an opinion piece written by Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Georgia Public Broadcasting
June 23, 2010
Generals Gone Rogue: A History Of Friction
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies comments in this story.

Press TV
June 234, 2010
Obama in dilemma over McChrystal
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Eliot Cohen is quoted in this story.

Antiwar.com
June 24, 2010
Punishing Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes a June 7 Wall Street Journal op-ed piece authored by Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Foreign Policy
June 22, 2010
There's No Such Thing as a 'Reset' Button
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is adapted from a speech made by Jose Maria Aznar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies.

The New York Times
June 23, 2010
Promise Seen for Detection of Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a test developed by Philadelphia-based Avid Radiopharmaceuticals mentions that in 2007, a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital had a scan with the compound, and plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease lit up.

CNN Money
June 24, 2010
The best stimulus? Spend less, borrow less
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School economist Steve Hanke is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2010
Let 'Moonstruck' movies in the open air go to your head
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about outdoor movie showings planned at various Baltimore area locations mentions the outdoor summer film series at JHU’s Homewood campus.

Bellingham Herald
June 24, 2010
FDA warns maker of product used as alternative autism treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Chicago Tribune story is Ellen Silbergeld, an expert in environmental health who is studying mercury and autism at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Modesto Bee
June 24, 2010
Hundreds of apps can help kids learn this summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about computer applications that can assist children in continuing to learn over the summer vacation months notes that a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in 2007 said that the achievement gap between lower-income and higher-income students is primarily due to unequal access to summer learning.

Reuters
June 24, 2010
"Boston Med" a truly rewarding experience
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about "Boston Med," a new eight-part series by producer Terence Wrong, who two years ago also produced "Hopkins," the Peabody Award-winning series set at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Georgia Public Broadcasting
June 24, 2010
Hospital Food Gets A Push Down The Organic Aisle
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report, the local and organic food movement is spreading to an area not commonly associated with freshness, or even taste: hospital kitchens, and that idea "stems from a trial documented by a study out of the School of Public Health.

Anesthiosology News
June 2010
Noises Off: Hospital Turns to Technology To Lower Decibels
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a project that teamed up researchers at Johns Hopkins with those at the Georgia Institute of Technology to reduce hospital noise by attaching antibacterial fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels to the walls or ceilings of a hematologic cancer unit at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Quoted is study co-author Marie Swisher of the Kimmel Cancer Center and James West of the Whiting School.

Washington Examiner
June 24, 2010
Pakistani province funds terrorism-linked charity
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ayesha Siddiqa, a Pakistani analyst at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

WebMd Health News
June 24, 2010
Pediatricians Commonly Misdiagnose Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: David Newman-Toker of the School of Medicine is quoted.

WBAL TV (Baltimore)
June 23, 2010
Zipcar To Offer More Locations In Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about Zipcar's expansion in Baltimore City mentions that the company has locations at Johns Hopkins University.

United Press International
June 23, 2010
Science News
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School say they've identified seven genes that likely control blood platelet clotting, thereby affecting development of arterial disease. Lewis Becker of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 24, 2010
Kempbio snares incubator honors
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins was mentioned in a story about Kempbio of Frederick, which was named Best New Incubator Company at the 2010 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year awards. The story says that academic institutions such as the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore also contribute to the state's "vibrant" bioscience industry.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 24, 2010
Searching for a stunning voice
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Katelyn Jackman, 24, a Master's degree candidate in vocal performance at The Peabody Institute, is a semifinalist in The Maryland Opera Society's its 11th annual Marie E. Crump Vocal Arts Competition, set for Friday.

Inside Higher Ed
June 24, 2010
Financing Higher Education Worldwide'
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with the authors of Financing Higher Education Worldwide, a new book from the Johns Hopkins University Press, which surveys the
globe for higher education financing trends and their implications.

CNN.com
June 23, 2010
Soprano serenades doctors after lung transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Peabody alumna Charity Tillemann-Dick, who underwent a lung transplant at the Cleveland Clinic. Several of Tillemann-Dick's relatives have attended Johns Hopkins.

The Guardian (UK)
June 23, 2010
Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Henrietta Lacks, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951 and whose life story and lasting medical legacy inspired the new book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot.

Gulf News
June 24, 2010
Hospital goes the extra mile to educate mums on car safety
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about car safety for infants and children mentions Johns Hopkins Medicine International's newborn safety campaign, titled the First Ride is a Safe Ride.

Annapolis Capital
June 23, 2010
Bay 'dead zone' could be smaller
Johns Hopkins angle: The Chesapeake Bay's infamous "dead zone" - a vast stretch of water that contains virtually no dissolved oxygen, making it inhospitable to marine life - could be smaller this summer than in recent years, according to a team of scientists that includes those at Johns Hopkins.

Saudi Gazette
June 24, 2010
What China wants, China gets
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions “The Key to Success in Afghanistan: A Modern Silk Road Strategy”, a study prepared by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

MedScape Today
June 23, 2010
Continuous Monitoring Urged for Pro–Eating Disorder Websites
Johns Hopkins angle: Dina Borzekowski, EdD, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this story reporting on a School of Public Health study which analyzed pro-eating disorder websites.

Federal News Radio
June 23, 2010
NDU's McCully promotes continuous learning for CIOs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins University is a partner in the National Defense University's CIO certificate program.

ParentDish
June 24, 2010
School's Groundbreaking Pre-Med Program Begins in 6th Grade
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about a Florida magnet school includes a quote from Richard Redett, director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Foster's Daily Democrat
June 24, 2010
Rebekah Assembly president visits Sanford lodge
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the order's new fundraising goal of $2.5 million will go to the Wilmer Eye Institute, to cover the expenses of the Odd Fellow Rebekah professor there.

Higher Education News

Baltimore Business Journal
June 23, 2010
Navy, Anne Arundel Community College recognized for cyber security programs
The National Security Agency has added two area colleges to its feeder system for future cyber warriors, designating Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S. Naval Academy as National Centers of Academic Excellence.

Maryland Daily Record
June 24, 2010
Md. hospitals, insurers reach consensus on rates
Maryland hospitals and insurers have come to an agreement on how much hospital rates should increase beginning in July, proposing a 2.44 percent increase, but the ultimate decision will lie with the state rate-setting commission.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 20, 2010
For Accreditation, a Narrow Window of Opportunity
In this commentary, Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, writes that regardless of party, policy makers are clearly aware of the importance of education and are demanding improved performance and more information, from preschool to graduate school. In this environment, we should expect college accreditation to come under significant scrutiny.

Inside Higher Education
June 23, 2010
Finding Applicants Who Plagiarize
The Penn State University business program has become the first college or university program to go public about using a new admissions essay service offered by Turnitin, the dominant player in the plagiarism detection software for reviewing work submitted by college students.

Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2010
Texas Judge Rips Creationism Group in Science Degree Suit
Austin federal judge Sam Sparks dismissed a suit by the Dallas-based Institute of Creation Research, which seeks the right to grant a master’s degree in science from a biblical perspective. And by “dismissed,” we mean the judge tore it apart.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 20, 2010
Temple U. Stands Tall in Japan
As dean of Temple University's Japan campus, Bruce Stronach, the former chief operating officer of Becker College, is responsible for about 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students, and another 1,000 people enrolled in continuing-education courses. Not bad, considering his institution is lucky to be here at all.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2010
New Grilling of For-Profits Could Turn Up the Heat for All of Higher Education
Congress plans to put for-profit colleges under the microscope today, asking whether a higher-education model that consumes more than double its proportionate share of federal student aid is an innovation worthy of duplication or a recipe for long-term economic disaster.

Johns Hopkins University