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Baltimore Sun
May 23, 2010
Hopkins kidney surgeon stands out for his work, style
Johns Hopkins angle: This front-page story, jumping to a full page inside, profiles the School of Medicine's Robert Montgomery and his kidney transplant programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Bernama.com (Malaysia)
May 23, 2010
ANALYSIS - Plan to keep oil off Louisiana coast flawed – experts
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Robert Dalrymple, a professor of civil engineering in the Whiting School at JHU.

Detroit News
May 24, 2010
Facing possible return to jail in Detroit, Kilpatrick buffs his national image
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Lester Spence, a political scientist in JHU’s Krieger School.

Philanthropy Journal
May 24, 2010
Nonprofits making changes, keeping track
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the results of a new survey by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project.

USA Today
May 24, 2010
Two wars produce unique and puzzling brain injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Ibolja Cernak, a JHU Applied Physics Laboratory scientist who has studied blast-induced neurotrauma for a decade.

Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2010
U.S. Takes Russia Firms Off Blacklist, Citing Shift on Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes the School of Advanced International Studies’ Kurt Volker, who was a U.S. ambassador to NATO in the Bush and Obama administrations.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 2010
The cancer preventers many don't know about, or want
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from prostate cancer surgeon Patrick Walsh, a professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Washington Examiner
May 24, 2010
Manchester man helps counsel trauma survivors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story refers to research conducted by Ellen MacKenzie, a professor of health policy and management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The piece also quotes Stephen Wegener, director of Division of Rehabilitation Psychology in the School of Medicine.

USA Today
May 23, 2010
Exploring the mind of an art thief following Paris heist
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a quote from Barry Gordon, a professor of neurology and cognitive science in the School of Medicine.

Bucks County Courier (Pennsylvania)
May 23, 2010
Christina finds her voice
Johns Hopkins angle: This story profiles Christina Santhouse, who in 1996 had half of her brain removed as a last-resort treatment at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and who graduated Sunday from college with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Patti Vining, a professor of neurology in pediatrics in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

American Medical News
May 24, 2010
Health price transparency bills would expand laws targeting hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Gerard Anderson, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management.

WashingtonPost.com
May 23, 2010
Jihadis make their way to Pakistan training areas
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Ayesha Siddiqa, an expert on militant groups in Pakistan and a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins.

The Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2010
Financial Aid 101: How to Get More
Johns Hopkins angle: Accompanying this story is a table listing total cost of attendance for "the 10 most expensive schools for the 2009-2010 academic year." Johns Hopkins is listed.

CityBizList Baltimore
May 24, 2010
Maryland Biotech Industry Thrives, But Not in East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service feature focuses on biotech development near Johns Hopkins Hospital and near the university’s Montgomery County campus.

Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2010
GPS is getting an $8-billion upgrade
Johns Hopkins angle: This features mentions that in 1957 JHU scientists, scrambling for a way to track the Soviet Union’s orbiting satellite Sputnik, made early discoveries that led to the development of Global Positioning System technology.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2010
Former UM pharmacologist details drug use that ended in fiancee's death
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Michael Fingerhood, an addictions specialist at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2010
Five Best
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of five best "mogul biographies" includes "The Life and Legend of Jay Gould," a 1986 book by Maury Klen and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, at No. 2.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Pennsylvania)
May 24, 2010
Surgeon to Bucknell grads: Be nice
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers a commencement address delivered at Bucknell University by Ben Carson, a professor and director of pediatric neurosurgery at the School of Medicine.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
May 24, 2010
Save yourself from allergy attacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Philip Norman, a retired allergist who developed the research program at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center.

MyFoxAtlanta.com
May 24, 2010
Wes Moore on The Other Wes Moore
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story features author Wes Moore and mentions that he was a Rhodes Scholar who graduated from JHU.

Northern Express (Northern Michigan)
May 24, 2010
A case of mistaken identity: Christopher Phillips
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a new book by Wes Moore, mentioning that Moore was a Rhodes Scholar who attended JHU.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 24, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: The appointments and promotions column reports that Jason Cohen has joined Stocks in the Future at Johns Hopkins as executive director.

The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
May 22, 2010
May Ames High senior profiles: Seniors navigate twists and turns of life
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Akshay Sanghi, who was slated to graduate Sunday from Ames High school, will attend JHU to study chemical engineering.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2010
Eliopoulos pitches Hopkins past Kean, into Div. III World Series
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Alex Eliopoulos recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in eight innings as Johns Hopkins advanced to its second NCAA Division III College World Series in three years with an 8-3 win over Kean University.

Trenton Times (New Jersey)
May 24, 2010
Kean drops 8-3 loss to Johns Hopkins in NCAA Division 3 Regional championship
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins’ baseball team stole nine bases and rode the pitching of Alex Eliopoulos to secure an 8-3 victory over Kean University. The Blue Jays now move on to the NCAA Division III World Series, which starts Friday in Appleton, Wisc.

The Trentonian (New Jersey)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Loss to Johns Hopkins ends amazing career for Kean's Mike Moceri
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins, the nation’s top-ranked Division III baseball team, captured the Mid-Atlantic Regional — and a berth in the Division III World Series — with an 8-3 win over the Kean University.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
May 24, 2010
Rowan baseball suffers its first postseason loss
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU’s top-seeded baseball team defeated No. 6 Rowan, 9-4, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Friday.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 24, 2010
Manufacturer, bank chairman Daniel Goetz started from 'nothing'
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Goetz was the only lay person to serve on the board of the American Pain Foundation, founded by the Johns Hopkins University surgeon who initially operated on Goetz's leg.

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Inside Higher Education
May 24, 2010
Ensuring Insurance
With their revenues declining and prospects for replacing them fading, colleges and universities around the country are embracing a series of tactics aimed at lowering their costs, such as redesigning entry-level courses and pruning unproductive research institutes.

Boston.com
May 24, 2010
Harvard’s paper cuts
Facing an unprecedented budget crunch, the university cancelled print copies of more than 1,000 journal titles last year in favor of online subscriptions. And Harvard is turning toward other universities to collaborate and share acquisitions, all while trying to maintain its libraries’ stature in an increasingly digital world.

Associated Press
May 24, 2010
Authorities Say Better Information on Student Arrests Will Be Difficult to Realize
University officials still reeling from the death of a Virginia student-athlete want a better system to tell them when students are arrested off campus, though authorities warn any changes could prove costly and difficult to enforce.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2010
Adjunct Group Begins a Push for Unemployment Benefits
The New Faculty Majority, a national adjunct advocacy group, plans to formally announce on Monday a campaign to push more out-of-work adjuncts to file for unemployment insurance between academic terms and during summer breaks.

Associated Press
May 24, 2010
Purdue researchers using $100,000 grant to help revive once-successful malaria treatments
Purdue University researchers hoping to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria will get a $100,000 funding boost to help their efforts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2010
Foreign-Language Programs, Facing Cuts, Find a Champion in 'Tennessee Bob'
This is not an easy time for foreign-language departments. Programs at California State University at Fullerton and the University of Maine at Orono, to name two, were recently shrunk, and decisions about the fate of some language programs at the University of Nevada at Reno and University of Tennessee at Knoxville are pending.

Inside Higher Education
May 24, 2010
Competing in the Cloud
Outsourcing has been part of the higher-ed business model for long enough that contracting a third party to run the campus bookstore or dining hall is not going to raise any eyebrows. But with the digitization of campus bureaucracy and the introduction of "cloud computing" as a windfall for scholars and IT departments, the outsourcing of information services has become a topic of much excitement — and skepticism — on college campuses.

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