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Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2010
To protect players, NFL needs 'culture change,' doctors say
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers a National Football League conference concerning brain injuries, an event organized and hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Constantine G. Lyketsos, a School of Medicine professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.

WashingtonPost.com
June 2, 2010
NFL, union discuss practice restrictions to prevent concussions
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Medicine's Constantine Lyketsos is quoted in a Washington Post blog post on a scientific meeting on head injuries that Johns Hopkins organized for NFL teams.

Lakeland Ledger (Fla.)
June 2, 2010
Ideas aplenty at forum on NFL and brain injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Constantine Lyketsos of the School of Medicine is quoted in this widely distributed Associated Press story about a forum on the National Football League and brain injuries.

Washington Post
June 2, 2010
NFL teams takes a look at concussion research
Johns Hopkins angle: Representatives of every NFL team were to attend a medical meeting in Washington organized by Johns Hopkins Medicine and focusing on brain injuries.

Albany Times-Union
June 3, 2010
Facts & faces
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that, on Wednesday, there was an all-day conference on brain injuries in professional football. Doctors from Johns Hopkins Medicine met with NFL doctors, trainers and players regarding the latest research into the topic.

New Scientist (U.K.)
June 2, 2010
Rise of the replicators
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about self-replicating robots focuses in part on the work of Greg Chirikjian, a professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Chirikjian is quoted.

Washington Post
June 3, 2010
Al and Tipper Gore's sad love story: Where do we begin ... to express our sadness?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this feature.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2010
Make fighting hunger a priority
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is co-written by David Paige, a professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 3, 2010
Estonia Currency Architect Sees ‘No Rush’ on Euro (Update1)
Johns Hopkins angle: Estonia, Lithuania and Bulgaria shouldn’t rush to adopt Europe’s common currency, given the euro- region’s turmoil and the limited benefits of the switch, according to Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

MSN Health & Fitness
June 3, 2010
Why You Still Get Headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: David Buchholz of the School of Medicine offers advice on avoiding migraine headache pain by preventing the headaches in the first place.

PBS "NewsHour"
June 2, 2010
As Flotilla Inquiry Calls Grow Louder, Legality of Gaza Blockade Examined
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Wedgwood of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is one of the legal experts interviewed in this NewsHour segment.

Wall Street Journal
June 3, 2010
Old Masters, New World
Johns Hopkins angle: This review focuses on the Johns Hopkins University Press book "Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur."

Tennessean.com
June 3, 2010
Local med student leads winning engineering team
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on Ben Neese, who was honored at JHU’s annual Biomedical Engineering Design Day on May 4 and who recently graduated with a JHU bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

Yahoo! News (Reuters)
June 3, 2010
Migraine sufferers at greater risk of a stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that people who suffer migraines are about twice as likely as people without the painful headaches to suffer a stroke caused by a blood clot, according to a new research review led by Saman Nazarian of the School of Medicine.

Minnesota Public Radio
June 3, 2010
Sebelius visits Mayo to look at Medicare discrepancies
Johns Hopkins angle: The Bloomberg School of Public Health's Gerard Anderson, who heads the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management, is quoted in this report.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2010
Severn man admits he killed former girlfriend's 3-year-old son
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a review of injury records conducted by child abuse expert Mitchell Goldstein, an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine in the School of Medicine.

Reuters
June 2, 2010
UPDATE 2-US advisers reject AstraZeneca infant lung drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Craig Hendrix, a School of Medicine clinical pharmacologist who was part of a U.S. medical advisory panel which rejected AstraZeneca PLC's experimental infant lung drug motavizumab, citing concerns about potentially serious side effects and the need for more data.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2010
Pianists to perform for BARCS benefit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher and his wife Katherine Jacobson, also an accomplished keyboard artist, will perform at a June 4 fundraiser at the Peabody Institute to benefit the Baltimore Animal and Rescue Care Shelter. Both musicians are Peabody faculty members.

Philadelphia Daily News
June 3, 2010
No renaissance status for West Philadelphia High
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that West Philadelphia High School will not become a Renaissance school in the fall after school district officials learned last week that a group associated with a potential provider paid some parents $500 each, a district source said. The story mentions the Johns Hopkins University/Diploma NOW program.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2010
District delays overhaul of West Phila. High
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about West Philadelphia High School mentions the Johns Hopkins University/Diploma NOW program.

Modern Health Care
June 2, 2010
Ohio project cuts infections by nearly 50%
Johns Hopkins angle: Hospital safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Maryland Reporter
June 3, 2010
New student regent focused on improving minority education
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sarah Elfreth will pursue a masters degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

Watertown Daily Times (NY)
June 3, 2010
JCC board OKs college organizations' budgets
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees approved an amendment to a contract with Johns Hopkins University to bring a summer engineering program offered jointly by JCC and the university.

Express India
June 2, 2010
No smoking zones? Study finds high nicotine levels in schools, hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Schools and hospitals in Delhi have recorded higher air nicotine levels than government buildings and restaurants, according to a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University on behalf of the Indian Health Ministry.


Bermana
June 3, 2010
Rosmah Invites Bright Laotian Students To Attend Permata Pintar Summer Camp
Johns Hopkins angle: This story discusses the "Permata Pintar" summer camp to be held in December in Malaysia, a program that, according to this story, was set up by Johns Hopkins University.

Monterey County Weekly
June 3, 2010
Judgement Day vigorous string metal returns to rock Monterey.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that musician Lewis Patzner was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2010
Sixteen locals will play in women’s college lacrosse all-star game June 12
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions that Johns Hopkins midfielder Angela Hughes was selected to play in this women’s lacrosse all-star game.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2010
No requests yet for Johns Hopkins' assistant coaches
Johns Hopkins angle: This Faceoff blog post mentions that men’s lacrosse head coaching vacancies exist at Maryland, Penn State, and Washington College, but adds that neither JHU assistant coaches Bill Dwan nor Bobby Benson has yet been contacted about these post. JHU head coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Reading Eagle
June 3, 2010
Monteiro getting to know receivers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that local high school athlete Jon Monteiro will play football for Johns Hopkins in the fall.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 3, 2010
Canandaigua girls lacrosse wins another title
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that player Taylor D'Amore has committed to Johns Hopkins.



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Baltimore Business Journal
June 2, 2010
Angelos gives another $5M to University of Baltimore law project
Peter G. Angelos has donated an additional $5 million for the University of Baltimore’s planned new law school, bringing his total contributions to the project to $10 million.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 3, 2010
Professors Find Buyouts Are Not All About Money
Deciding whether or not to take a buyout can be tougher for some academics than others. And more and more of them are facing the choice.

The Washington Post (College Inc. blog)
June 3, 2010
Florida college bests Harvard, Yale in Fulbrights
Six students at New College of Florida, a public liberal arts college in Sarasota, have been named Fulbright scholars for 2010-11, according to a release. Per capita, the 800-student college has produced more Fulbright scholars in some recent years than Harvard, Yale or Stanford.

Inside Higher Education
June 3, 2010
3-Year Degrees? Not So Fast
As hot higher education ideas go, the three-year bachelor's degree continues to get a lot of attention and praise. Most recently, an op-ed in The New York Times made the case for three years of undergraduate study. But the idea is increasingly cited as one that could be part of the solution to a range of problems, including rising college costs and low degree attainment for those whose parents didn't go to college.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 3, 2010
Study-Abroad Programs Should Be Prepared for Mental-Health Crises, Speakers Advise
Speakers at an international-education conference here urged colleges and study-abroad providers to adopt clear policies and procedures to deal with students' mental-health issues, so they are not caught flat-footed when such crises arise overseas.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 2, 2010
Walmart awards $100K to Stevenson, College of Notre Dame
Stevenson University and College of Notre Dame of Maryland will each receive $100,000 grants from Walmart to help support students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Maryland Daily Record
June 3, 2010
Md.’s university system probes gift card use
The University System of Maryland is investigating how $40,700 in gift cards intended for needy families were distributed by University of Maryland-Baltimore’s School of Social Work staff and students.

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