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Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Hopkins graduates Class of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of Thursday's commencement at JHU, including New York City Mayor (and JHU alumnus) Michael Bloomberg's commencement speech.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Hopkins scientist wins 2010 Shaw Prize in astronomy
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU astrophysicist Charles Bennett yesterday was named a co-winner the $1 million 2010 Shaw Prize in astronomy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 27, 2010
$1-Million Shaw Prizes Are Awarded to 5 Scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU astrophysicist Charles Bennett yesterday was named a co-winner the $1 million 2010 Shaw Prize in astronomy.

WashingtonPost.com
May 27, 2010
Space: A three-dimensional air hockey game
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Bennett, a KSAS astrophysicist, and two colleagues were awarded the $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy.

NJ.com (AP)
May 27, 2010
Princeton pair wins international science award
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Lyman Page and David Spergel, two Princeton astrophysicists, shared the prestigious Shaw Prize in astronomy with JHU astrophysicist Charles Bennett.

WJZ.com (Channel 13, Baltimore)
May 27, 2010
Hopkins Scientist Wins International Award
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU astrophysicist Charles Bennett yesterday was named a co-winner the $1 million 2010 Shaw Prize in astronomy.

The Mercury (South Africa)
May 27, 2010
Prizes for mapping universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse piece reports that JHU astrophysicist Charles Bennett shared the prestigious, $1 million Shaw Prize, with two Princeton scientists.

NPR "Morning Edition"
May 28, 2010
Louisiana Argues Over Who Pays For Sandbars
Johns Hopkins angle: Coastal engineer Tony Dalrymple of the Whiting School of Engineering is quoted.

WYPR-FM (Baltimore Public Radio Station)
May 26, 2010
Questions and Lessons From the Gulf Oil Spill
Johns Hopkins angle: In this edition of Maryland Morning, Sheilah Kast interviews Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, about the British Petroleum oil spill.

Washington Post
May 28, 2010
Thailand tries to go after financial backers of 'red shirts'
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Thai governnment spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn, identified as "a political scientist who taught for a time at Johns Hopkins University."

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2010
Hopkins shortstop a winner already
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Tim Rappazzo, a member of the Blue Jays baseball team. One year ago, Rappazzo lay in a hospital bed, lashed to machines and fighting for life against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now he is part of the team competing in the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis.

NewsRoomAmerica
May 27, 2010
Early Human Habitat Was Savanna, Not Forest, Say Researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on work by JHU earth scientist Naomi Levin and team, which posits that early pre-humans in what is now Ethiopia lived primarily in grassland, and not forests.

Daily News & Analysis (India)
May 28, 2010
Early humans lived in Savannas, not forests
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on work by JHU earth scientist Naomi Levin and team, which posits that early pre-humans in what is now Ethiopia lived primarily in grassland, and not forests.

Zambia News Net
May 28, 2010
Early humans lived in Savannas, not forests
Johns Hopkins angle: Zambia News Net reports that earth scientist Naomi Levin was part of a multi-university team that posits that early pre-humans lived in savannas, and not forests, as put forth by other prominent earth scientists.

WBAL TV (Baltimore)
May 27, 2010
Study: Md. Hospitals Have Highest Infection Rate
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted in this report.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
May 27, 2010
Jason Matheny's Meatloaf from a Petri Dish
Johns Hopkins angle: Matheny is studying for a PhD in applied economics at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 28, 2010
Recruiting Md.’s business ‘ambassadors’
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial says, "The state is home to Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland, two of the most prestigious universities in the world, and it is a hotbed for biotech research, defense contracting and now cyber security."

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 26, 2010
Page View: Five U. Press Directors Talk E-Books
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University Press Director Kathleen Keane is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 28, 2010
Maryland's ‘Main Street’ fights back
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser for enterprise development at Johns Hopkins University.

Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
May 28, 2010
GPS upgrade aims to see more, do more
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story mentions that when the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, scientists at Johns Hopkins University scrambled to track it. They soon realized they could determine Sputnik's position by monitoring the radio waves it emitted.

Ynetnews (Israel)
May 28, 2010
President Obama is right
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column quotes Fouad Ajami of SAIS from a previous Wall Street Journal column.

Beacon Herald (Ontario, Canada)
May 27, 2010
Steps must be taken to overhaul our sedentary lifestyle
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most respected research and health care facilities, reports that 25% of children in the U.S. entering kindergarten are overweight or obese.

Iran Focus
May 27, 2010
ANALYSIS-Iran's Ahmadinejad takes gamble on subsidy cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Kevan Harris is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
For Prostate, Watch and Wait
Johns Hopkins angle: H. Ballentine Carter, professor of urology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Confusion centers on chemicals and cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynn Goldman, a professor of environmental sciences at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Virginia Business Magazine
May 28, 2010
Wyllies’ donation helps engineering program at Sweet Briar
Johns Hopkins angle: Margaret “Peggy” Wyllie earned a master's degree at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Hopkins plans to integrate Sibley into its system
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins is in discussions to integrate Washington-based Sibley Hospital into its health system.

Washington Post
May 28, 2010
Sibley Memorial to enter negotiations with Johns Hopkins Medicine to integrate
Johns Hopkins angle: Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health are in talks to have the District-based hospital become a subsidiary of the Baltimore-based health system.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 27, 2010
Johns Hopkins Health System to integrate D.C.'s Sibley Memorial into its system
Johns Hopkins angle: Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health are in talks to have the District-based hospital become a subsidiary of the Baltimore-based health system.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 26, 2010
Brain institute takes 30,000 s.f. at Hopkins biopark
Johns Hopkins angle: A newly formed neuroscience research institute has inked a 30,000-square-foot lease at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in East Baltimore.

Maryland Business Gazette
May 28, 2010
NewsWatch: Brain institute to open near Hopkins campus
Johns Hopkins angle: The Lieber Institute for Brain Development of Mamaroneck, N.Y. has announced plans to move into the eight-acre biopark built alongside the John Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore. In addition, The Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., have announced they intend to begin discussions on integrating Sibley into the Hopkins system.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Haysbert was also a leader in higher education
Johns Hopkins angle: Stanley C. Gabor, the writer of this letter, is dean emeritus of Johns Hopkins University.

Before It's News
May 27, 2010
Michelangelo's secret message in the Sistine Chapel
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a paper in the May 2010 issue of Neurosurgery written by Ian Suk and Rafael Tamargo of the School of Medicine.

People's Daily (China)
May 28, 2010
Financial IT expert ventures into e-learning
Johns Hopkins angle: Chen Zhongsu earned a master's degree at JHU.

Penn Live
May 28, 2010
With headstone, source of disease research gets 'overdue' recognition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Henrietta Lacks, whose life and contribution to modern medicine is told in a new book by Rebecca Skloot, mentions that Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

AOL Health
May 27, 2010
When Insomnia is More Serious Than Losing a Night's Sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Nancy Collop, director of Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Program and president elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Allentown Morning Call
May 28, 2010
Drink off the pounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on healthy beverages mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins University study found that people who cut liquid calories lost more weight but also kept it off longer than people who cut food calories.

Pocono Record
May 28, 2010
Eat like a champion, for whatever that's worth
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A mentions Gerard Mullin of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
On sport's biggest weekend, lacrosse again on defensive
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Kyle Harrison, who played lacrosse for the Blue Jays.

Boston Globe
May 28, 2010
Home is on the road for Beacons
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the JHU baseball team is in the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
A tough game to love
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that in 1921, a Baltimore Sun columnist enamored of the fabled Johns Hopkins team called lacrosse "the fastest sport on two feet."

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins midfielder Michael Kimmel was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America first team.

Vineland Daily Journal (NJ)
May 28, 2010
Crusaders armed with four throwing stalwarts
Johns Hopkins angle: Track and field participant Dennis Handy plans to throw next year at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2010
Albert M. Jackson (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson attended Johns Hopkins University.

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Inside Higher Education
May 28, 2010
The Faculty Role in Assessment
Amid continuing debate, and sometimes disagreement, about the value and wisdom of measuring student learning outcomes in higher education, a few areas of consensus are slowly emerging.

Washington Post
May 28, 2010
College Inc. (blog) A Harvard degree for UMBC's Hrabowski
Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was one of 10 luminaries awarded honorary degrees at Harvard's commencement Thursday.

Inside Higher Education
May 28, 2010
Unwinding Berkeley's DNA Test
A group of faculty members at the University of California at Berkeley hoped to generate conversation among students, and expected a bit of criticism from colleagues, for asking incoming undergraduates to submit DNA samples that would be analyzed and discussed as part of an orientation program. What they didn’t anticipate -- but got -- was national news media attention and letters from genetics watchdog groups calling on Berkeley to cancel its plans.

Boston Globe
May 28, 2010
Brandeis to loan art to boost budget
Brandeis University, which stirred controversy last year by proposing to close its Rose Art Museum, now plans to hire Sotheby’s auction house as a broker to raise money by loaning out artworks, the school confirmed yesterday.

New York Times
May 26, 2010
The Choice (blog) Weighing the Costs of a Marquee Education
This week on CNN, Alina Cho, a correspondent, has been focusing on issues that have been of front-of-mind for many readers of The Choice this spring — whether attending a less prestigious college with a smaller price tag might, in the long run, prove of more value than enrolling in a more expensive, marquee institution.


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