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Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2010
Dr. George B. Udvarhelyi dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary pays tribute to George B. Udvarhelyi, an internationally known Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who established the Office of Cultural Affairs at the medical school. The piece quotes Richard S. Ross, former dean of the medical school; Richard A. Macksey, a Krieger School humanities professor; and Stewart M. Wolff, a retired Johns Hopkins ophthalmologist.

WYPR Maryland Morning
June 22, 2010
Traveling Tumors
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins scientists are a step closer to understanding how cells actually move in the body in a three dimensional environment. Denis Wirtz, a Whiting School professor, and doctoral student Stephanie Fraley, both affiliated with the Institute for NanoBioTechnology at JHU, are interviewed on this radio program about their study of how cells move in three dimensions and how this work could have major implications for cancer treatment.

Washingtonpost.com
June 24, 2010
On Leadership: Dissension in the ranks
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, gives his view on whether President Obama did the right thing in removing General McChrystal and what General Patraeus can do, moving forward, to overcome the drama surrounding the event.

The New Republic
June 24, 2010
The World Cup and American Exceptionalism
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog posting is written by Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter professor of American foreign policy at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. The piece was also picked up by National Public Radio’s website.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2010
Health care workers rally for better benefits, wages
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a rally by health care workers seeking better wages and benefits mentions that Johns Hopkins is among three local hospitals with union representation. The article also quotes Patricia Diggs, who said she makes $13 an hour at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a support associate.

Foreign Policy Magazine
June 24, 2010
Under the radar rapprochement: Turkey and Iraqi Kurds
Johns Hopkins angle: Mara E. Karlin, one of the authors of this piece, is a doctoral candidate at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 25, 2010
Baltimore-area hospital tower projects could add hundreds of new jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that four hospitals in the region — Mercy Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Franklin Square Hospital Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center — are in the middle of transforming their campuses with hulking new facilities that will treat a spectrum of patients. Judy Reitz, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 25, 2010
Johns Hopkins Hospital hiring 400 — now
Johns Hopkins angle: Managing Editor Scott Graham reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital has 400 job openings and mentions Judy Reitz, Hopkins’ chief operating officer, in this blog.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2010
EBDI has $100K-plus job opening
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions that East Baltimore Development Inc. is a nonprofit charged with undertaking a $1.8 billion, 88-acre redevelopment project, which includes a biopark, retail and housing, near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

India Talkies (ANI)
June 25, 2010
Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easier Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this ANI article, a new radioactive tracer tested by School of Medicine team could lead to better ways to distinguish Alzheimer's from other types of dementia, track disease progression and develop new therapeutics to fight the memory-ravaging disease. Dean Wong of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Times Herald Record Online (N.Y.)
June 25, 2010
Acting legend John Astin at Shadowland
Johns Hopkins angle:This article mentions that Krieger School drama professor John Astin will appear at the Shadowland Theatre in the Jeff Daniels' play, "Guest Artist."

Sify News (India)
June 25, 2010
Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars
Johns Hopkins angle: French and American researchers -- including those led by Scott Murchie of JHU’s Applied Physics Lab -- report in the journal Science this week that some large craters penetrating younger, overlying rocks in the northern lowlands expose mineral clues pointing to ancient wet conditions on Mars. Murchie is quoted in this ANI article.

United Press International
June 24, 2010
FDA warns maker of autism supplement
Johns Hopkins angle: Ellen Silbergeld, a researcher at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this story about concern over a supplement being marketed as a dietary supplement for those with autism.

Maryland Daily Record
June 24, 2010
On the move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that three professors from the School of Medicine were honored last month at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in New Orleans. The professors are Jacques H. Grosset, whose research is in drug resistance and chemotherapy of mycobacterial diseases, particularly tuberculosis; Robert A. Wise, director of the Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Training Grant and director of the pulmonary laboratory at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center; and Peter Pronovost, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 25, 2010
Health reform could leave Md. patients watching the clock
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jonathan Weiner, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Metro News (Canada)
June 25, 2010
Nobel laureate Wiesel launches campaign to free imprisoned Russian oil magnate Khodorkovsky
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece quotes David Satter of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2010
Liquor board denies transfer of license to gluten-free bakery owner
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Baltimore liquor board on Thursday denied a request to transfer a liquor license. The applicant wanted to open a restaurant in the 100 block of W. 27th Street and take over an existing liquor license, but neighbors “expressed concern over a likely increase in noise and an influx of Johns Hopkins students.”

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
June 24, 2010
Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that in an effort to uncover why some people's blood platelets clump faster than others, a genetic analysis (done by researchers at the School of Medicine ) has turned up a specific grouping of overactive genes that seems to control the process. Lead author Lewis Becker of the School Medicine is quoted.

Christian Science Monitor
June 25, 2010
The Other Wes Moore
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story is about "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," a non fiction book written by Johns Hopkins alumnus Wes Moore.

The Washington Post
June 27, 2010
Whatever Happened To ... the woman burned alive
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sunday magazine article about a woman who was set on fire by her estranged husband, mentions the Johns Hopkins burn center.

The Washington Post
June 25, 2010
Jeff Greene touts business savvy, outsider status in run for U.S. Senate seat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene states that he graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2 and 1/2 years.

Miller-McCune.com
June 25, 2010
House,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Violate Codes of Conduct?
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics analyzed a full season of two hugely popular medical shows — ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Fox’s House — and discovered that the dramas were “rife” with incidents that violated professional codes of conduct.

Baltimore Sun
June 25, 2010
County Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Arundel Mills will host a “Baltimore's Most Photogenic Baby” contest, with proceeds going to the Children's Miracle Network at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Times Record (Brunswick, Maine)
June 24, 2010
Slutsky, Ying Quartet open festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature previews a concert during which pianist Boris Slutsky, a Peabody Institute of Music faculty member, will perform Chopin’s “Polonaise Fantasy, Op.61.”

Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota)
June 24, 2010
Thakar to leave DSSO in 2013

Johns Hopkins angle: This article, reporting that music director Markand Thakar will leave the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in 2013, notes that Thakar is co-director of the graduate conducting program at the Peabody Conservatory.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
June 24, 2010
Ragtime's on menu for LSAF Patron Party
Johns Hopkins angle: This news items states that The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, an 8-piece ensemble from the Peabody Conservatory, will be performing Saturday at the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival's Patron Party.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
June 25, 2010
Marshall Medical School ranked in top 20
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is ranked 16th of 141 medical schools, including Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities. The study analyzed data from 1999 to 2001 and pinpointed where more than 60,000 graduates were and what type of medicine they practice.

Florham Park Eagle (New Jersey)
June 25, 2010
Hanover Park seniors touted as Saturday graduation nears
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about students recognized at Hanover Park High School’s annual Senior Awards Program mentions that Devin Carter received a merit scholarship from JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Business Gazette (Md.)
June 25, 2010
Technology's midwife
Johns Hopkins angle: Martha Connolly is a Johns Hopkins alumna.

The Washington Post
June 25, 2010
Patricia C. Gregory-Lynch (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Gregory-Lynch, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, was an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore from 1996 to 2005.

San Diego Union-Tribune
June 24, 2010
WWII, Korea vet headed MCRD, worked on missile programs
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that James O. Bell earned a master's degree from JHU.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2010
Senators Vow to Crack Down on 'Bad Actors' in the For-Profit Sector
Senate Democrats took aim at for-profit colleges at a hearing on Thursday, promising to crack down on "bad actors" in the rapidly growing sector to protect federal student aid dollars from being wasted through fraud and abuse.

The New York Times
June 23, 2010
Debate Over Industry Role in Educating Doctors
In the latest effort to break up the often cozy relationship between doctors and the medical industry, the University of Michigan Medical School has become the first to decide that it will no longer take any money from drug and device makers to pay for coursework doctors need to renew their medical licenses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2010
Annual-Fund Revenue Fell in 2009, Along With Participation
Participation in annual funds has been on the decline for a few years, but 2009 marked the first time that annual-fund revenue dropped as well, according to the 2009 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance. The report examined donations to 61 public and private colleges during 2009. Although the negative trends were more marked at public colleges, there were few positive signs for either group.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2010
New York Court Gives Go-Ahead for Controversial Expansion of Columbia U.
New York's top court ruled on Thursday that a state development agency has the right to use eminent domain to claim a large swath of property in Harlem, long planned as the site of a new campus for Columbia University.

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