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USA Today
May 20, 2010
To fight 'dropout factories,' school program starts young
Johns Hopkins angle: CSOS's Robert Balfanz was quoted in this story about the Diplomas Now program, which seeks to identify and help challenged students long before they enter high school. Balfanz is one of the program's creators.

Washington Post
May 19, 2010
On Leadership: The test of a meritocracy
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses whether it a good idea for any institution, or any sector of society, to rely so heavily on a handful of elite universities to educate and train its leaders.

The Atlantic
May 19, 2010
For Animals, Grass Each Day Keeps Doctors Away
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, research by Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and others has connected the livestock and poultry industry's drug overuse with the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which the Infectious Disease Society of America estimates are killing some 63,000 people annually.


Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2010
Study: Parents want to communicate with pediatricians via e-mail
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a study led by Michael Crocetti, a pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and co-investigated by Robert Dudas of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


Rediff (India)
May 19, 2010
'India's concerns not addressed at the summit'
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Andersen of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted. 


The Guardian (UK)
May 20, 2010
A diplomatic black hole
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the The 38 North blog run by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

San Diego Union-Tribune
May 20, 2010
Genetic test made here under review in Congress
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Joan Scott, director of Johns Hopkins University’s Genetics and Public Policy Center.

Canadian National Post
May 19, 2010
Terence Corcoran: How to save Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions WSE applied economist Steve Hanke.

Forbes.com
May 19, 2010
We're Not Greece -- Yet
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Mitchell Orenstein, an expert on European economies at the School for Advanced International Studies.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 20, 2010
Soprano Marlissa Hudson lets loose in the “Lost Sessions”
Johns Hopkins angle: Hudson was schooled at Peabody Institute.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 20, 2010
Disabilities strike the middle-aged
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that experts at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center found that losing 11 pounds decreased the risk of osteoarthritis in the knees by 50 percent.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2010
Grass-roots transportation
Johns Hopkins angle: An editor’s note states that this essay by Chris Dunnett was selected from the work of JHU freshmen in the course "B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City." It also mentions that Michael Reese, the course instructor, is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and a doctoral student in sociology.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2010
Vacant houses into storefronts
Johns Hopkins angle: An editor’s note states that this essay by Natalie Stein was selected from the work of JHU freshmen in the course "B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City." It also mentions that Michael Reese, the course instructor, is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and a doctoral student in sociology.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2010
Sustainable gyms
Johns Hopkins angle: An editor’s note states that this essay by Jordan Etten was selected from the work of JHU freshmen in the course "B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City." It also mentions that Michael Reese, the course instructor, is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and a doctoral student in sociology.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2010
Beyond 'Miracle on 34th Street'
Johns Hopkins angle: An editor’s note states that this essay by Laura Bartos was selected from the work of JHU freshmen in the course "B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City." It also mentions that Michael Reese, the course instructor, is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and a doctoral student in sociology.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
May 20, 2010
Researchers fine tune hepatitis B trials
Johns Hopkins angle: Top clinicians and researchers from the United States and Canada (including those at Johns Hopkins) are in Pittsburgh for three days to work on designs for two multisite treatment trials for hepatitis B, one for adults and one for children.

The Gazette (Md.)
May 20, 2010
Bowie teen prepares to cover the World Cup
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about Aaron Lancaster of Bowie, Maryland, mentions that, in the summer of 2007, Lancaster studied at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Kansas CW (HealthDay)
May 19, 2010
Alcohol companies use new media to lure young drinkers: report
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes David Jernigan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

News 8 Austin (Tx)
May 19, 2010
Signs indicate nonprofit sector recovering from recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story made mention of a report from the Nonprofit Listening Post Project at Johns Hopkins University that concluded that almost four in 10 nonprofits had reduced or eliminated travel for staffers by the middle of last year.

Springfield Journal Register (Illinois)
May 20, 2010
SIU surgeon trades boxing gloves for scalpel
Johns Hopkins angle: Christina Vassileva attended medical school at Johns Hopkins.

MedIndia
May 20, 2010
Persistent Childhood Seizures Curtailed With High-Fat Ketogenic Diet
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center believe that a high-fat ketogenic diet , consisting of high-fat foods and few carbohydrates, may help reduce, if not completely eliminate, debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures persist despite medication.

Times Higher Education (London)
May 20, 2010
From inner-city Britain to Baltimore's mean streets
Johns Hopkins angle: Martin Glynn, a criminologist at Birmingham City University, is beginning a thesis that will consider the testimonies of black male offenders who have turned away from crime. Glynn will spend time at the Johns Hopkins University.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
May 19, 2010
How Not to Do Diversity
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that a 2007 Johns Hopkins University study showed that more than half of nonprofit groups report having a hard time recruiting candidates of color. But that's mainly because only about a third of the organizations implemented strategies specifically designed to attract people of color.

Monthly Review
May 20, 2010
No Sidestepping the Eurozone Implosion?
Johns Hopkins angle: Jan Kregel of SAIS co-authored this column.

Psychology Today
May 19, 2010
Anxiety and Depression: First Cousins, At Least (Part 2 of 4)
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about anxiety and depression quotes Dean F. MacKinnon of the School of Medicine from another article.

Delmarva Daily Times
May 20, 2010
Ashbrook, Oorts to perform at center
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Oorts teaches French and Italian at Peabody Conservatory.

Daily Record (NJ)
May 20, 2010
Free concert celebrates newly refurbished pipe organ
Johns Hopkins angle: Organist James D. Hicks is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Agoura Hills Acorn (Ca.)
May 20, 2010
Christian author embraces scientific theory
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel “Jody” Martin's book, “The Prism and the Rainbow: A Christian Explains Why Evolution is Not a Threat," is being published by The JHU Press.

The News Record (Ohio)
May 20, 2010
Candidates named in hunt for provost
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Santa Ono, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and academic affairs at Emory University, served in an administrative position at JHU.

Washington Business Journal
May 19, 2010
Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus snags 2 new bio tenants
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University’s Rockville campus has added two new life sciences startups, Pharmillume and TruBios
LLC, to its tenant roster.

Bay Weekly (Md.)
May 20-26, 2010
If Trouble Was Money ...
Johns Hopkins angle: One recipient of funds raised through the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is The Johns Hopkins Cleft & Craniofacial Center.

The Coloradan
May 20, 2010
Poudre grads reach rare science trifecta
Johns Hopkins angle: Allen Zhu intends to study neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University next year.

Helium
May 20, 2010
How much caffeine does an energy drink contain?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that in 2008, a research group at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine painstakingly compiled the caffeine content and per ounce dose of top selling energy drink brands sold in the U.S. The content of hundreds of brands on the market range from 50 mg to 505 mg per can or bottle (compared to an average of 77 mg in a 6 oz cup of coffee).

Style Weekly (Richmond, Va.)
May 19, 2010
Living Legacy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s and about whom a book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," has been written.

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2010
Composer/conductor John Adams in concert with members of NSO, Conservatory Project
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes music column refers to a concert whose players included bassist John Coker, a grad student at the Peabody Institute, where his teacher is the National Symphony Orchestra’s Jeffrey Weisner.

Stratford Press (New Zealand)
May 20, 2010
Music, Music, Music at Percy Thomson
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that international concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky graduated from the Julliard School in New York, and then took additional studies at JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)
May 19, 2010
Support for the arts is important
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Mary Heine, who states that she and her husband are musicians who graduated from Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Main Line News (Philadelphia)
May 19, 2010
Barrack's Sarah Chanah Saltz name Main Line student of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: Saltz plans to major in science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University this fall.

The Dundalk Eagle
May 20, 2010
Carson Reading Room opens at Norwood Elementary
Johns Hopkins angle: On May 13, Norwood Elementary celebrated the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room, sponsored by the Carson Scholars Fund, a non-profit organization run by Johns Hopkins Children's Center surgeon Ben Carson and his wife, Candy.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2010
On comeback trail, Rahman to fight June 19
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport column reports that JHU senior David Maldow, a member of the men’s tennis team, was named Atlantic South Senior Player of the Year.

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Inside Higher Education
May 20, 2010
Building Spires in Vermont
This year, Daniel M. Fogel, president of the University of Vermont, led the creation of Vermont’s Transdisciplinary Research Initiative, an effort to pick and choose a few priorities that reach across disciplines and have the potential to attract faculty, students and federal research money.

Inside Higher Education
May 20, 2010
Seething Over Sports Subsidies
Faculty leaders at Ohio University are lobbying the administration to significantly reduce the amount of money from the institution’s operating budget used to subsidize its intercollegiate athletics program, arguing that the program’s “unsustainable expenditures” jeopardize the university’s ability to “prioritize academics."

New York Times
May 19, 2010
Lingering Questions Over Deception at Harvard
This blog states that the case of Adam Wheeler, the Delaware man accused by Massachusetts authorities of fabricating much of the transfer application that earned him acceptance to Harvard in 2007, is sure to reverberate through admissions and guidance offices over the next few weeks and months.

Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2010
Minds on the Move: A new kind of free trade as universities around the world compete for students and scholars
The book review looks at how the presence of American universities in such a far-away place is but one emblem of the globalization of higher education, a trend that is remaking hidebound institutions and moving minds (and ideas) around the world.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 19,2010
Scientist, Banned From Lab, Blames U. of Wisconsin for Biosafety Lapse
University of Wisconsin officials suspended a professor's laboratory privileges over unapproved tests involving an infectious disease, and said they've sent a strong message about accountability for hazardous materials.

Inside Higher Education
May 20, 2010
Quick Takes: Science Research Bill Stumbles Again
Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday once again rebuffed legislation (HR 5325) designed to strengthen federal support for academic research.


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