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Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2010
Johns Hopkins doctors do brain surgery via eyelid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that two Johns Hopkins doctors removed a brain tumor through innovative surgery by making a small incision in the patient's eyelid.

United Press International
June 26, 2010
Surgeons enter brain through eyelid
Johns Hopkins Angle: This UPI wire story reports on a new surgical technique pioneered by Kofi Boahene, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, an associate professor of neurosurgical oncology in the School of Medicine.

June 28, 2010
Wall Street Journal
Petraeus and Obama's Uncertain Trumpet
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary on the war in Afghanistan is written by Fouad Ajami of JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

FOX News Channel "The Journal Editorial Report"
June 27, 2010
General Disarray
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Fouad Ajami is interviewed on Gen. David Petraeus and the war in Afghanistan.

CNN International
June 25, 2010
Life-Changing Ideas
Johns Hopkins angle: This video feature concerns a research project in which the study of lamprey eels is contributing to the development of an electronic system that may someday help people with spinal cord injuries to walk again. Ralph Etienne-Cummings, a Whiting School professor of electrical and computer engineering, is interviewed about his role in the project.

Washington Post
June 28, 2010
Summer school is a great tool, if only more students would use it
Johns Hopkins angle: This column cites research by the Krieger School's Karl Alexander on the contribution of "summer slide" to the learning achievement gap between low-income and higher-income students. The same research is referred to in a blog entry here:

Anesthesiology News
June 28, 2010
Noises Off: Hospital Turns to Technology To Lower Decibels
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the use of antibacterial fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels in a hematologic cancer unit at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to reduce hospital noise. The article quotes Whiting School research professor and acoustics expert James West and Marie Swisher, a clinical nurse specialist at the cancer center. (Website may require free registration to access the article.)

Washington Post
June 27, 2010
Will there be an Afghanistan Syndrome?
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen, a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, is the writer of this commentary on the war in Afghanistan.

Washington Post
June 27, 2010
Topic A
Johns Hopkins angle: The Washington Post asked foreign policy experts -- including Kurt Volker of the School of Advanced International Studies -- what, if any, effects last week's change in command in Afghanistan would have.

Fortune Magazine
June 25, 2010
The best stimulus? Spend less, borrow less
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun
June 28, 2010
Understanding restless legs syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Richard Allen, an associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

CNN World
June 26, 2010
The World Cup's fight against AIDS: Fact or fiction?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Richard Delate, the country program director for Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2010
An investment in fighting infectious disease will save millions of lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Orin Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Oregon Live (The Oregonian - Portland)
June 28, 2010
Cruel neighborhood displacement: an antidote at last?
Johns Hopkins angle: This syndicated column by Neal Peirce explains how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System on a project to improve an East Baltimore neighborhood near the medical campus.

The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
June 27, 2010
A man is known by the company he keeps!
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by Ayesha Siddiqa, a lecturer in South Asia Studies at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2010
For high school athletes, hot fun and lots to do this summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that multi-sport high school athlete Selena Guerrero-Martin is getting a jump on her plans to become a doctor by doing research in biomedical engineering research this summer at Johns Hopkins.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 ? Baltimore)
June 25, 2010
Summer Program Makes Difference For Middle Schoolers
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story states that a new report prepared by JHU researchers shows that summer learning programs for middle school students are making a year-round difference for some Maryland students.

Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review (Istanbul, Turkey)
June 28, 2010
Turkey takes another step in becoming healthcare hub
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, stemming from a news conference about the success of the Anadolu Medical Center, mentions that center is an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Harris Benny, the chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine International is quoted.

RTT News
June 25, 2010
A Closer Look At The Novel Alzheimer's Imaging Agent
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on testing of a novel radioactive compound that appears to readily and safely distinguish the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients from healthy volunteers on brain scans. The results were reported by School of Medicine researchers, including Dean Wong, a professor of radiology and psychiatry, who is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2010
Bolton Hill subject of recently published book
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about Frank Shrivers, the author of "Bolton Hill: Classic Baltimore Neighborhood. Blue Plaque Edition," who was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Network Computing
June 28, 2010
Ocarina Expands Its ECOsystem Licensing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lee Watkins, director of bioinformatics at JHU's Center for Inherited Disease Research.

The Economic Times (India)
June 28, 2010
Bill Gates bigger funder of WHO than US govt?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that The Johns Hopkins University, which contributed about $4.3 million to the World Health Organization, received about $88 million in 2009 alone from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Delmarva Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)
June 28, 2010
Ophthalmologist, teacher honored by Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Alex Azar, who has been teaching Johns Hopkins ophthalmology students for 15 years and who recently received the Allan D. Jensen Part-Time Faculty Teaching award for the 2009-10 academic year.

Wall Street Journal
June 26, 2010
Five best books on alcohol
Johns Hopkins angle: Two of the five books on this list were published in 1998 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Observer-Dispatch (Utica., N.Y.)
June 26, 2010
Lengthy quest to restore medical license nears end
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns Herkimer County Public Health Director Gregory O'Keefe's efforts to regain the medical license he lost a decade ago. The story states that O'Keefe is a graduate of JHU's School of Medicine.

Washington Examiner
June 28, 2010
'Route 29 Stalker' terrorized region, killed student
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the disappearance of JHU graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds once gripped the region and became known as the "Route 29 Stalker" investigation, but 14 years later her case remains unsolved.

Indianapolis Star
June 27, 2010
Oldies are really old
Johns Hopkins angle: This entertainment column notes that Mark Cudek, artistic director of the 2010 Indianapolis Early Music Festival, also is director of the Early Music Department at JHU's Peabody Conservatory.

Maryland Daily Record "Eye on Annapolis" blog
June 25, 2010
Usual suspects spending, earning lobbying dollars
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Institutions are listed 10th in lobbying expenditures in Annapolis in 2010.

Caldwells Patch (New Jersey)
June 28, 2010
Senior Week 2010: Thierman Emerges as a Leader
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about West Essex Regional High School Class of 2010 Valedictorian Andrew Thierman mentions that he will attend JHU in the fall.

The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)
June 28, 2010
The pressure's on for grooms with two left feet
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press feature quotes Jeremy Gorelick, a lecturer in the Krieger School's Summer and Intersession Program.


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Inside Higher Education
June 28, 2010
Anti-Bias Rules Upheld
The Supreme Court ruled today, 5 to 4, that public colleges and universities may require religious organizations seeking recognition or funds as campus groups to comply with anti-bias rules. The ruling came in a lawsuit by the Christian Legal Society, which challenged the anti-bias rules of the Hastings College of Law of the University of California. The Hastings policy bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and the Christian Legal Society bars gay people from becoming members.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 28, 2010
Sen. Robert Byrd, Defender and Prolific Sponsor of Academic Earmarks, Dies at 92
Robert C. Byrd, a U.S. senator from West Virginia and self-taught scholar of the U.S. Constitution who was a champion of earmarks for colleges and other recipients, died early Monday of an unspecified illness. He was 92.

Education Week
June 28, 2010
Hearings Kick Off for High Court Nominee
The nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, with the possibility for at least some questions on education law taking the spotlight at times.

New York Times
June 24, 2010
Report Urges More Curbs on Medical Ghostwriting
A new Congressional report calls on medical journals, medical schools and even the National Institutes of Health to take additional measures to ensure the integrity of the scientific articles many doctors rely on to make treatment decisions for their patients. The report by Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, focuses on medical ghostwriting.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 25, 2010
Employee Unions File Complaints Over Pay Freeze at Rutgers U.
The charges, filed with the New Jersey Public Employees Relations Commission, stem from the university's announcement this month that it would not give employees scheduled pay raises.

Inside Higher Education
June 28, 2010
Panel Looks to Grants to Increase Bachelor's Degrees
High school graduates from low- and middle-income families are struggling to enroll and persist at four-year public colleges because of inadequate levels of grant aid, an independent federal panel has found.

Inside Higher Education
June 28, 2010
Recommendations on Nursing Education
Noting the widespread shortage of nurses, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a report, "Charting Nursing's Future," with numerous recommendations on how states and education groups could increase the supply of nurses.

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