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B'more Innovative Blog
May 18, 2010
B'more Innovative: Studying Change Thru Charm City
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog features final proposals from JHU freshmen in the course “B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City.” Michael Reese, the course instructor, is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and a doctoral student in sociology. Four essays based on these proposals were published in the Baltimore Sun.

WYPR (Baltimore Public Radio Station)
May 20, 2010
Midday with Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the participants in this hourlong discussion of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. The archived radio program can be heard online via streaming audio by clicking on the link.

Forbes
May 20, 2010
Start Handing Out Green Cards With Diplomas
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, wrote this commentary about how the United States is losing many of its brightest foreign-born graduates, weakening its position as an innovation leader.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 21, 2010
Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus snags 2 new bio tenants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU's Rockville campus has added two new life sciences startups, Pharmillume and TruBios LLC, to its tenant roster.

Wall Street Journal (Europe)
May 21, 2010
Estonia's Lessons for Greece
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial credits a currency board system designed by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke for Estonia's “fiscal success.”

Microsoft Research
May 20, 2010
Understanding the Rainforest Ecosystem
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions the participation of Andreas Terzis, an ecology-sensor networks expert and associate professor of computer science in the Whiting School.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
May 21, 2010
5 Ways to Wake Refreshed
Johns Hopkins angle: Rachel Salas, an assistant professor of neurology and pulmonary and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine, is interviewed about healthy sleep.

B-School Admissions Formula
May 21, 2010
How Carey's Dean Gupta Plans to Innovate Biz Education
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta offers his vision for management education in a Q&A reprinted from the JHU Gazette.

Scottish Daily Record
May 21, 2010
Scientist who created first synthetic cell denies 'playing God'
Johns Hopkins angle: Jef Boeke, a professor of molecular biology and genetics in the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story.

Manhattan GMAT Blog
May 21, 2010
Building a Business School from Scratch
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a Business Week article that chronicled the building of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and its Global MBA program and says, “They aren’t simply going to start a business school; they aim to create one of the world’s best.”

Ghana Web
May 21, 2010
Avoiding a hasty adoption of E-voting in Ghana
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that an American e-voting system was reviewed by computer scientists from JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, who demonstrated that the Diebold Accu-vote 2000 could be vulnerable to security problems.


Maryland Daily Record
May 21, 2010
Collaboration is key to stem cell research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that local companies are collaborating with Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, Baltimore, in more than a quarter of the projects funded by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
May 21, 2010
Hopkins, UM win $35M for research facilities
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief in this column reports that Johns Hopkins' Bayview Medical Center will receive $7 million to build a facility to provide new imaging and therapeutic agents for a variety of conditions. The university will also receive $15 million to renovate laboratory facilities devoted to basic research and $500,000 to help renovate a building at its research farm to accommodate the growth of a pigtail macaque colony.

The Star (Malaysia)
May 21, 2010
Thai turmoil turns spotlight on silent king
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story notes that Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya spoke at a seminar last month at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Eurasia Review
May 21, 2010
“Africa: 53 Countries, One Union”, Conference In Bologna Today
Johns Hopkins angle: The first of three international meetings aimed at tracking a development and peace course for Africa, the “Africa: 53 Countries, One Union” conference will take place in Bologna today. One of the promoters of the event is the JHU’s Bologna Center.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
May 21, 2010
Hospitals try to grasp the impacts of federal insurance reform law
Johns Hopkins angle: Rona Borenstein-Levy, a spokeswoman for Suburban Hospital in Bethesda (owned by Johns Hopkins), is quoted.

Macon.com (Georgia)
May 21, 2010
A green movement grows in rural China
Johns Hopkins angle: This Philadelphia Inquirer story mentions the School of Advanced International Studies’ International Reporting Project.

CNN
May 21, 2010
How apps, texting can improve your health
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about how technology can improve our health notes that researchers at JHU are looking at how mobile phones may help peer educators augment HIV/AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
May 21, 2010
Commercial Real Estate: Manekin expands Belcamp BRAC project
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Johns Hopkins Community Physicians are among tenants set to be part of Water's Edge, which will comprise four midrise office buildings and four single-story office/retail buildings and more.

San Marcos Daily Record (Texas)
May 19, 2010
Piano fest bringing the best
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Texas State University professor Washington Garcia studied at Peabody Institute.


Jewish Herald Voice (Texas)
May 20, 2010
Rebbetzin Ph.D. bears banner at graduation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Chana Adelman, who now holds a Ph.D. in school psychology and did an internship at JHU, was selected to serve as banner bearer at the general commencement ceremony for the University of Houston’s College of Education on May 14.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2010
Hopkins wins, 9-4, in NCAA baseball regional
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Lee Bolyard's two-out, two-run single in a three-run sixth inning propelled top-ranked and top-seeded Johns Hopkins to a 9-4 victory over Keystone in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic baseball regional Thursday in Trenton, N.J.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2010
Midfield produces for Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports feature quotes ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich, describing him as a former All-America goalkeeper who helped Johns Hopkins capture the 1987 national championship.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2010
Ann Didusch Schuler
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that artist Schuler’s father, James Didusch, and his brother, Joseph Didusch, studied with the famous medical illustrator Max Broedel at the School of Medicine and went on to become prominent medical illustrators in their own right.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21, 2020
Washington U. in St. Louis Announces a $60-Million, Largely Unrestricted Gift
Washington University in St. Louis announced Friday that a member of its Board of Trustees has made a $60-million gift commitment to the university. Most of the gift—$48-million—will go into an unrestricted academic endowment, to be used at the university's discretion.

Associated Press
May 21, 2010
UC Berkeley plan to test freshmen DNA criticized
A plan by the University of California, Berkeley to voluntarily test the DNA of incoming freshman has come under fire from critics who said the school was pushing an unproven technology on impressionable students. The voluntary tests are intended to spur conversation about the growing field of personal genomics, not to predict the likelihood of disease, university officials said Thursday.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 20, 2010
Marian the Cybrarian
For all the concern expressed about the imminent demise of the college library, there may never have been a time when librarians seemed more vital, forward-thinking—even edgy—than they do now.

North Jersey.com
May 21, 2010
Some colleges have track record of transforming B students into exceptional learners.
As admit rates continue to go down at the most selective colleges, many students are being forced to expand their list of potential colleges. This can be a good thing, because there are wonderful schools that might not have immediate name-brand recognition but offer an excellent education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 20, 2020
In Hunt for Prestige, Colleges May Undermine Their Public Mission
A new IRS report on colleges' tax compliance affirms the concerns of some higher-education experts that many large research universities are placing too much priority on activities that raise the profile and prestige of their institutions but do little to improve undergraduate education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21, 2010
Wealthy University Endowments Helped Fuel Financial Crisis, Report Says
High-flying university endowments embraced risky investment strategies that contributed to the stock market's collapse in 2008, says a new report from the Tellus Institute. And as endowments themselves took a hit in the recession, the financial pain from university budget cuts rippled beyond campuses to local economies.

Inside Higher Education
May 21, 2010
Chasing Conflicts of Interest
The National Institutes of Health on Thursday proposed significant changes in federal regulations governing financial conflicts of interest in biomedical research -- changes that would increase the expectations (and, they are likely to argue, the burden) on universities to examine and report potentially problematic entanglements.

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