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May 10. 2010
Johns Hopkins Builds a B-School from Scratch
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the Carey Business School and the launch this fall of its new Global MBA program.

The Washington Post
May 11, 2010
Health-care law raises questions about self-employed people, adult dependents
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson and Bradley Herring of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health answer questions about the new health-care law. Anderson is director of the school's Center for Hospital Finance and Management; Herring directs its PhD program in health economics and policy.

The Washington Post
May 11, 2010
Company plans to sell genetic testing kit at drugstores
Johns Hopkins angle: Joan A. Scott, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.
May 11, 2010
Walgreen Stores to Sell Spit-and-Mail Gene Testing Kits in U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Joan Scott, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center, is quoted in this story.

Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2010
Taking a Mound of Salt for What Ails you
Johns Hopkins angle: Alvin M. Sanico, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine, was interviewed for this story.

Maryland Daily Record
May 11, 2010
40 Zipcars expected around Baltimore starting in the summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that there will be about 40 Zipcars to start, including 16 already parked around the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. (ANI)
May 11, 2010
Physical therapist-led exercise boosts reduces hospital stay in ICU patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found that patients who are critically ill and participate in mild physical therapist-led exercise programs get higher functional mobility and spend fewer days in intensive care units (ICU) and hospitals than those who receive less exercise. PT Jennifer Zanni is quoted.

India Talkies (ANI)
May 11, 2010
Differences in brain’s language circuits linked to dyslexia
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that researchers, including those at Johns Hopkins, have shed light on why kids children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling, even when they receive an appropriate education.

Washington Times
May 11, 2010
SPRIGG: ENDA sanity?

Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine.
May 11, 2010
Bailout does not address Europe's deep-rooted woes: Experts
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School economist Steve Hanke was interviewed by CNBC-TV18 about the European Union and the International Monetary Fund's emergency aid package of about USD 1 trillion.

Mankato Free Press (Minn.)
May 10, 2010
Our View: Young driver laws need teeth
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial about young driver safety mentions that the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that other states with tight regulations and tough penalties also saw dramatic decreases in teen accidents.
May 11, 2010
Daily News: Children’s BP Often Not Checked
Johns Hopkins angle: A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of patient records shows blood pressure was not checked in one-fifth of children’s visits, and when it was checked, may not have been properly read.

Business Gazette (Md.)
May 10, 2010
Suburban Hospital fined $25,000 by state
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the violation occurred before Suburban became a member of Johns Hopkins Health system in the summer of 2009.

Bolo Health
May 10, 2010
Dark chocolate helps protect brain after stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Sylvain Dore, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered a compound in dark chocolate that may help in protecting the brain after a stroke. The compound may help in increasing cellular signals that are already known to protect nerve cells from getting damaged.

Miami New Times
May 11, 2010
Mario Joins Meatless Monday Movement
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that the Meatless Monday movement is backed by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sun Star (Manila, Philippines)
May 11, 2010
Lose weight by sleeping well
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the importance of sleep notes that a study done led by Youfa Wang at the Bloomberg School of Public Health also attested that children who lack sleep face a greater risk of becoming obese than kids who get a good night's sleep.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Notre Dame gets first black valedictorian
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Katie Washington, who was named the first black valedictorian in Notre Dame's 168-year history, in the fall will begin an eight-year joint M.D.-Ph.D. program at JHU in its medical scientist training program.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Weekend in review (Part 2): Distinctive pianist Michael Berkovsky
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music column focuses on Michael Berkovsky, a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Institute. The online column also includes an embedded video of Berkovsky performing with the Peabody Symphony, conducted by Leon Fleisher.

Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)
May 11, 2010
Slice: Delivering heavenly music
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses in part on harpist Mary Bircher, who joined the Omaha Symphony as principal harpist in 1981, not long after graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Sequenza 21/
May 9, 2010
Opera Etudes at Peabody
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog features a guest column written by composer Oscar Bettison, who teaches at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

WKRG-TV9 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
May 11, 2010
New Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Sworn In
Johns Hopkins angle: Stephen Reid earned a master’s of administrative science in management from The Johns Hopkins University.
May 11, 2010
After nearly dying, runner regains stride
Johns Hopkins angle: Runner Nick Powers attended Johns Hopkins University.

Annapolis Capital
May 10, 2010
Around Broadneck: Magothy student uses his disease to create awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Ryland "Ry" Bristow IV mentions Michael Ain of the School of Medicine.

Lacrosse Magazine
May 10, 2010
Virginia to Entertain The Mount in Tourney
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about University of Virginia's lacrosse team mentioned that this is Virginia's 33rd tournament appearance overall, second behind Johns Hopkins (39).

ESPN College Sports
May 10, 2010
ACC, Syracuse among title contenders
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Duke "has to beat a bad (by Johns Hopkins' standards) JHU team that always brings it in the tournament."

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Tournament invitation elicits usual reaction from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog reports on the JHU’s men’s lacrosse team’s 39th consecutive invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2010
Loyola's Schiavone again wins ECAC defensive honor
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column includes a brief stating that JHU’s men’s college team, ranked number 10, will host an NCAA regional for the first time in program history, Friday to Sunday at Goucher. It adds that the Blue Jays earned a first-round bye in the tournament for the third consecutive year.


Inside Higher Ed
May 11, 2010
Not So Well Prepared
Just 13 percent of campus emergency-response officials report being "very confident" that their institutions qualify as "disaster resilient universities."

Washington Post – The Answer Sheet blog
May 11, 2010
Yale and Harvard at the Supreme Court
If Kagan wins nomination, all nine justices will be from two Ivy League law schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 9, 2010
FERPA Frustrations: It's Time for Reform - Opinion Piece
Colleges are abusing Ferpa and denying information requests with no conceivable privacy interest, applying a limitless definition of "educational record" beyond what sponsors intended.

Washington Post
May 10, 2010
Education vital to U.S. success, Obama tells Hampton University graduates

Obama tells graduates that "all of us have a responsibility, as Americans, to change."

Associated Press
May 8, 2010
First lady echoes King's call to fight hardships
Michelle Obama is urging graduates to embrace challenges and strive despite a culture that values fleeting fame over "the hard labors of lasting success."

Associated Press
May 7, 2010
Green graduations: Cap and gown now recyclable
College seniors across the United States plan to start a new graduation tradition this year: tossing their ceremonial gowns into recycling bins.

Johns Hopkins University