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CNNMoney.com
May 24, 2010
Summers: U.S. must balance stimulus, deficits
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story quotes from a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies by Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council.

Business Standard (India)
May 25, 2010
Divided Europe spreads contagion fears in US
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes from a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies by White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

Washington Post
May 25, 2010
Summers needs to take Explaining Econ 101
Johns Hopkins angle: Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" column focuses on a speech at the School of Advanced International Studies by Larry Summers, the chief economic adviser to President Obama.

MarketWatch
May 24, 2010
Economy growing but still short of jobs, Summers says
Johns Hopkins angle: This MarketWatch article quotes from a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies by White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

TheAtlantic.com
May 25, 2010
The White House Finally Explains Keynesian Economics
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist comments on a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies by White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

Bloomberg Business Week
May 24, 2010
Summers Says It’s ‘Imperative’ U.S. Boost Recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story covers a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies by White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

Annapolis Capital (Maryland)
May 24, 2010
'I can get everything I need' - Hopkins college project helps Annapolis student
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a mechanical engineering senior design project in which Whiting School students Tristan Arbus, Adam Sierakowski and Diana Sandy adapted a wheelchair to give additional independence to a young Annapolis woman with cerebral palsy.

Washington Post
May 25, 2010
Sochi Olympics offer a lever on Russia and rights
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece on the politics of the 2014 Winter Olympics is by Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009 and managing director of the Center on Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.


Wall Street Journal
May 25, 2010
New Threats to U.S. Blood Supply
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Paul Ness, director of transfusion medicine at Johns Hopkins.
A blog post based on the same story is here.


The New York Times
May 25, 2010
The Failure of Thailand's Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Karl D. Jackson, head of the Southeast Asia studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Space.com
May 24, 2010
NASA Telescope Peers Into Heart and Soul of Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Tommy Grav, an associate research scientist in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Universe Today
May 24, 2010
WISE Covers the Heart and Soul of Infrared Astronomy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Tommy Grav, an associate research scientist in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Jewish Daily Forward (New York City)
May 25, 2010
South Carolina’s Franklin J. Moses: Scalawag, but no Paskudnyak?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviews “Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag during Radical Reconstruction,” a new book from Johns Hopkins University Press, written by Benjamin Ginsberg, a professor of political science in the Krieger School.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
May 25, 2010
Small increase in plaque buildup leads to poor outcomes for heart patients, Clinic study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Cleveland Clinic study includes a comment from Armin Zadeh, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine and associate director of cardiac computed tomography at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
May 25, 2010
China has begun coming to terms with the environmental cost of industrial boom: Joe Frolik
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece by Plain Dealer Chief Editorial Writer Joe Frolik mentions that Frolick has just returned from a trip to China organized by the International Reporting Project, a journalism program affiliated with JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, Idaho)
May 24, 2010
New INL invention could aid Mars probes' search for life
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Idaho National Laboratory researchers are conferring with Luann Becker, leader of the U.S. Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer team. Becker is a principal research scientist in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Bloomberg.com
May 25, 2010
Geithner Shows Benefit of Having Treasury Chief With Jump Shot
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner mentions that Geithner graduated in 1985 from JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies with a master’s in International Economics and East Asian Studies.

Washington Times
May 25, 2010
Terrorist hit puts Pakistani reporter under fire
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Habeck, an associate professor of strategic studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this story.

Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
May 24, 2010
Wise says dropouts hurt economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that West Virginia officials, trying to address school dropout problems, are working with Robert Balfanz, a research scientist with the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Canada.com
May 25, 2010
Hospitals turn to surgical checklist to avoid errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Winnipeg Free Press story mentions that a study by School of Medicine Professor Peter Pronovost found a simple five-step checklist used in intensive-care units cut infection rates and saved an estimated 1,500 lives in an 18-month period.

WebMD.com
May 25, 2010
9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature quotes Kerry J. Stewart, professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at the School of Medicine.

Cape Coral Daily Breeze (Florida)
May 25, 2010
Area school teams look at data, implement plans to increase student achievement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that local education leaders met recently with Mark T. Rolewski, director of dissemination for leadership research and the national consultant for the Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education at JHU.

Washington Post
May 25, 2010
You, the physics experiment
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a brief review of a Johns Hopkins University Press book, "Physics of the Human Body."

New York Times
May 25, 2010
Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Nisha Kapadia, a pediatric resident at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.


ABC Action News (Tampa, Fla.)
May 24, 2010
Are energy drinks hazardous to your health?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is about a mother who suspects that the caffeine in energy drinks may have contributed to her 19-year-old son’s death. It mentions that the woman is forwarding e-mails she's received to researchers at JHU who are studying the effects of energy drinks on young people.

The Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
May 25, 2010
Sabillasville resident wants to reorder school board priorities
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Board of Education candidate Aubrey Harbaugh earned a master's degree in biotechnology from JHU.

Titusville Herald (Pennsylvania)
May 24, 2010
Country Letters - News of Pleasantville
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Brandt Zipp, an expert on American stoneware, is a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Division III World Series-bound Johns Hopkins had eight players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team.

Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.)
May 25, 2010
Lacrosse is celebrated at Chatham's Fishawack festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Chatham High School senior Robert Guida will play lacrosse for JHU next year.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2010
James V. Simonette dies at 87
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions Simonette earned a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins in 1956.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 25, 2010
On Sticker Prices and 'Wishful Thinking'
A majority of students and their parents have ruled out colleges based solely on published sticker prices without considering how much financial aid they might receive, according to a recent survey of college applicants.


Inside Higher Education
May 25, 2010
The Aging of Science
A paper released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that science has changed in key ways. Specifically, it argues that the age at which researchers are able to make breakthroughs has advanced, and that scientists are parts of increasingly larger teams, encouraging narrow specialization. Yet, the author argues, science policy (or a lot of it) continues to assume the possibility if not desirability of breakthroughs by a lone young investigator.


Inside Higher Education
May 25, 2010
Entering the U.S. Market
While Harvard Business School, the Wharton School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business might not be the kind of competition that most institutions would willingly seek out, well-regarded European business schools like SKEMA, a French business school, have in the last few years ratcheted up their efforts to be known and respected in the United States.

The Washington Post
May 25, 2010
On Leadership (blog)
A panel offers leadership steps that college presidents may want to consider in these times of steep cutbacks in state funding and endowment income.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 25, 2010
Asian American Studies at a Crossroads
The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offers a certificate in Hmong diaspora studies. It is part of a growing tide within Asian American studies — more ethnic-specific courses and programs. And it suggests that Asian American studies as a field is transitioning its curriculum in response to changing U.S. demographics.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 25, 2010
After a Campus Shooting, a New Reality
A former Northern Illinois University student reflects on the February day in 2008 when a young man took a rifle onto the campus and opened fire in a lecture hall, killing five students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide. A campus turned into a battlefield, students army-crawled across the floor for safety, and everyone couldn't believe it was happening.

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