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The New York Times
June 6, 2010
Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, widely reprinted in other publications, quotes Steven Yantis, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in JHU’s Krieger School.

AOL News
June 5, 2010
BP Spill Effort Rests in Hands of Underwater Pilots
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes undersea robotics expert Louis Whitcomb, a professor of mechanical engineering in JHU’s Whiting School.

WJZ.com (Baltimore)
June 5, 2010
Johns Hopkins Named One Of Best Places To Work
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Hospital was named one of the top 100 hospitals at which to work by two trade publications, according to this local television report. Pamela Paulk, vice president of Human Resources for the Johns Hopkins Health System, is quoted, as is Jane Kwuekowski of Johns Hopkins Radiology.

USA Today
June 6, 2010
Saturn moon offers hints of early life on Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that another interesting Titan finding comes in the current Icarus journal, in which Cassini planetary atmosphere investigator Darrell Strobel of the Krieger School reports about half as much hydrogen as expected on the surface of that moon.

Space.com
June 7, 2010
Strange Discovery on Titan Leads to Speculation of Alien Life
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Darrell Strobel is quoted in this story, which also discusses his research.

The New York Times
June 5, 2010
Scientists Cite Advances on Two Kinds of Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from melanoma expert Charles Balch, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2010
With Friends Like the United States . . .
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, Eliot Cohen of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies critiques the Obama administration's foreign policy.

The New York Times
June 4, 2010
Divorce: It’s Not Always About You
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Room for Debate” blog, which allows experts to comment on current news, includes a contribution from Andrew J. Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy.

CNN.com
June 7, 2010
Interracial marriages at an all-time high, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin is interviewed for this report.

LA News Monitor
June 5, 2010
Interracial Marriages On The Rise: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this story about the increasing number of people who marry people of a different race.

Wall Street Journal
June 5, 2010
Five Best
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies lists his favorite books about financial dynasties.

WashingtonPost.Com
June 5, 2010
Free for All roundup of short critiques of The Post: Scrap 'junkies'
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor, published online, is from Jessica Peirce, associate director of the Addiction Treatment Services program at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 4, 2010
Making moves, money
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief concerns the creation of Hopkins Student Storage, part of the Whiting School's entrepreneurial program Hopkins Student Enterprises.

The New York Times
June 7, 2010
Growing Obesity Increases Perils of Childbearing
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature attributes information to Janice Henderson, a School of Medicine assistant professor who is an obstetrician for high-risk pregnancies.


The MBA Admissions Studio
May 31, 2010
Look ahead and count the Carey School among the top-10 MBA programs
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog posting is about the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Gulf News
June 7, 2010
Greece and Estonia: Economic Antipodes
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke wrote this article.

Yahoo! News
June 7, 2010
Sack Tapping: Dangerous Game Hits Boys Where it Hurts
Johns Hopkins angle: Catherine Bradshaw, a developmental psychologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this Live Science story about a game that is causing urologists to be concerned about the health of adolescent boys.

Washington Post
June 7, 2010
O'Malley seeks to boost funding for Maryland start-ups
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins' contribution to Maryland's No. 1 ranking in federal R&D spending per capita.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2010
Baltimore Symphony and the three Bs: Beethoven, Bartok, Barber
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes classical music blog reviews a recent Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program that featured acclaimed pianist and Peabody Conservatory graduate Andre Watts. The column also notes that Leon Fleisher, who taught Watts at Peabody, was in the audience.

The Express Tribune (Pakistan)
June 6, 2010
Is Pakistan like Israel or North Korea?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ayesha Siddiqa, a visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, authored this piece.

AllAfrica.com
June 6, 2010
South Africa: TB Trial Splits HIV Community
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Richard Chaisson, a world renowned TB expert, professor of medicine and International Health Director of the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Tuberculosis Research.

Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2010
Physician burnout affects patients too
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about burnout mentions that, in 2009, researchers at Johns Hopkins University surveyed almost 8,000 surgeons and found that approximately 40% were burned out in their jobs; studies of doctors working in primary care medicine reveal comparable rates.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 4, 2010
Packing up a desk full of memories — good and bad — and heading home
Johns Hopkins angle: A columnist's farewell piece includes the statement, "Baltimore is lucky to have the job engines known as Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland."

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2010
Death with dignity
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece talks about physician Larry Egbert, a former unpaid visiting School of Medicine professor who is awaiting trial in both Arizona and Georgia, accused of assisted suicide.

KENS5.com (San Antonio, Texas)
June 5, 2010
Syndrome makes drive to eat as powerful as a drug
Johns Hopkins angle: Ann Scheimann of the Johns Hopkins Hospital is interviewed in this report about children with Prader Willi Syndrome.

Helena Independent Record
June 6, 2010
Business briefcase
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, medical geneticist Samuel Yang is a graduate of the School of Medicine.

Charlottetown Guardian (Prince Edward Island)
June 6, 2010
Mona Gordon Wilson honoured for public health nursing work in P.E.I.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Wilson graduated from the School of Nursing.

Express.co.uk
June 7, 2010
DRUG THAT CAN DELAY OVARIAN CANCER
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that Royal Raymond Rife studied at Johns Hopkins.

Fredericksburg.com (Va.)
June 6, 2010
We're rich in fat, poor in vegetables
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research on the impact that the presence of supermarkets has on the consumption of fruits and vegetables in city populations.

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
June 5, 2010
'I don't remember' source of West complaint, says Archie
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins/Diplomas NOW program.

KIDK.com (Idaho Falls)
June 6, 2010
Help celebrate home safety month
Johns Hopkins angle: In this report, the Bloomberg School of Public Health provides statistics about injuries caused yearly by lawn mowers.

The Frontier Post (Pakistan and Afghanistan)
June 7, 2010
Alarming levels of school-age drug addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This NNI story mentions that experts at Johns Hopkins were part of an international delegation spearheaded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which completed a critical three-day mission assessing the situation of drug-dependence amongst Afghan school-age children.

Kalamazoo Gazette (MI)
June 7, 2010
Kalamazoo area has accomplishments in education over many years
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Academically Talented Youth Program, a regional collaboration that offers accelerated classes for gifted secondary students, is based on a Johns Hopkins University program.'

Gulf News
June 7, 2010
Newborns can get hearing tested in Abu Dhabi
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Al Corniche Hospital is a 235-bed Joint Commission International-accredited health care facility, owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Business Times (Singapore)
June 7, 2010
Failure is part of the key to success
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Howard Califano was CEO of Johns Hopkins Singapore and The Johns Hopkins-NUH International Medical Centre.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 7, 2010
B'More Green Blog: ZipCar coming to downtown Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post notes that ZipCar already services the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus area.

Dominion Post (New Zealand)
June 7, 2010
Dead, but scientifically immortal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is about Henrietta Lacks, who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.

Top News (UK)
June 7, 2010
Immortal Cells of Henrietta Helpful in Research
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog focuses on the case of Henrietta Lacks, who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2010
Mariners stop Storm, 51-34, to clinch regular-season title
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports digest includes an item mentioning that the Chesapeake Bayhawks selected JHU’s Michael Kimmel with the team’s second pick in the first round of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

Boston Globe
June 6, 2010
Boston Cannons take Duke's Quinzani in Major League Lacrosse draft
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the Major League Lacrosse draft notes that the Cannons selected attackman Steven Boyle of Johns Hopkins and Derry, N.H.

American Chronicle
June 6, 2010
Berks scholastic: Voting begins for Reading Eagle Athlete of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, taken from the Reading (Pa.) Eagle, mentions that Sam Eagleson is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 6, 2010
You deserve a break today...
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog, Peter Schmuck mentions Andrew Cosgarea of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2010
Charles R. Higdon Jr., businessman, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Higdon received a bacherlor’s degree in engineering from JHU in 1949 and that he was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
June 5, 2010
W. Raymond Long, 93
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Long received his music degree at Peabody Conservatory.

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Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2010
Universities are offering doctorates but few jobs
Graduates frustrated by the lack of tenure-track positions available amid budget cuts are looking off campus. Many find work that wouldn't have cost them years in school or put them deep in debt.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 6, 2010
Will a New Federal Rule Do the Trick?
College bookstores are reporting early successes in complying with new federal rules designed to reduce textbook costs, but some faculty members say the new procedures have burdened them with busywork.

The Washington Post
June 6, 2010
Colleges offer grants, work-study to reduce students' debt
In a nod to the rising cost of college tuition and the burden of massive student loan debt on graduates, a growing number of universities are stepping up with "no-loan" aid pledges.

New York Times (Choice Blog)
June 5, 2010
When a Stuffed Animal Won’t Do, Some Colleges Welcome the Family Dog
A growing number of colleges are making accommodations for students to bring their pets to school.

Inside Higher Education
June 7, 2010
'U.S. News' May Shift Rankings Methodology
U.S. News & World Report is considering several changes in the methodology for its college rankings.

Washington Examiner
June 7, 2010
Glenn Reynolds: Higher education's bubble is about to burst
College has gotten a lot more expensive. A recent Money magazine report notes: "After adjusting for financial aid, the amount families pay for college has skyrocketed 439 percent since 1982. ... Normal supply and demand can't begin to explain cost increases of this magnitude."

Inside Higher Education (Quick Takes)
June 7, 2010
Obama Picks MIT Dean to Lead NSF
President Obama announced last week that he would nominate Subra Suresh, dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be director of the National Science Foundation.

Huffington Post
June 7, 2010
Tufts President Lawrence Bacow Calls For Face-Time With Alcohol Offenders
Tufts University President Lawrence Bacow found himself frustrated when last fall, just a month into the school year, 16 of his school's students had already been hospitalized for excessive drinking. So he embarked upon an uncommon activity by college president standards: calling the offending students into his office, one by one, for a chat.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 6, 2010
A Campus Embraces 'Old-School Admissions'
Over the years, college admissions has become an increasingly complex enterprise, built on predictive metrics, multimedia communications, and an ever-increasing volume of applications. As enrollment outcomes have become more unpredictable, however, many colleges have sought ways to make the process more intimate, tailored to individual interests.

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