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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 13, 2010
Higher Education Seeks Common Ground Among the Religious Faithful
Johns Hopkins angle: Albert Mosley, the university's chaplain, is quoted. The story also describes how the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center, a former Methodist church, has been modified so that all faith groups on campus can use it a place of worship.

CNN
October 8, 2010
From Migrant Farm worker to Surgeon
Johns Hopkins angle: Brain surgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa of the School of Medicine tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his journey out of poverty in Mexicali, Mexico.

Sacramento Bee
October 13, 2010
Head to Head: Would students in public schools benefit from a longer school year?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that research by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander and his colleagues found that during the school year, the skills of lower-income students improve at close to the same rate as their higher-income peers. But over the summer, the skills of middle- and upper-income kids continue to improve, while the skills of lower-income kids do not.

Charlotte Observer
October 13, 2010
Hundreds fight for westside schools; teacher, NAACP leader arrested
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Johns Hopkins University study about the efficacy of changing to a K-8 school model.

South Brunswick Post (NJ)
October 12, 2010
NEW BRUNSWICK: Rutgers to accent civility, on campus, within society
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni, professor, author and noted advocate of civil behavior as an essential component of society, will be featured at two public events to inaugurate Project Civility, a two-year, campuswide initiative being launched this month at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

TMCnet.com
October 13, 2010
One of the Greats, Frederick Jelinek, Remembered for Voice, Speech Work
Johns Hopkins angle: This column discusses the life and career of Frederick Jelinek, an electrical engineering professor who was crucial in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages. Jelinek was a professor at the Whiting School of Engineering and died recently.

Korea Herald
October 13, 2010
Rules for a frugal superpower
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

Voice of America
October 12, 2010
North Korean Succession Appears Underway
Johns Hopkins angle: Tong Kim of SAIS comments.

Weekly Blitz
October 13, 2010
Man Feared by China's Communist Regime
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes from a book by James Mann of SAIS.

Consumer Affairs
October 13, 2010
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Drive ATVs
Johns Hopkins angle: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are associated with a significant and increasing number of hospitalizations for children in the U.S., according to a new report by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the School of Public Health. Quoted is lead author Stephen M. Bowman, assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

California Watch (blog)
October 13, 2010
Study finds spike in number of kids hospitalized for ATV-related injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the School of Public Health estimated that 4,039 kids were hospitalized for ATV-related injuries in 2006, up from 1,618 in 1999. Stephen Bowman and Mary E. Aitken were lead authors.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
October 12, 2010
A Check List if you are going to surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Alicia Arbaje of the School of Medicine offers advice before going into surgery.

Saudi Gazette
October 13, 2010
Let's together make a difference in the fight against breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a Breast Cancer Course was co-sponsored by Breast Health Global Initiative Alliance and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Chromatography Today
October 13, 2010
Affinity chromatography 'produces 35S-biotin enzyme cofactor'
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health explain in BMC Biotechnology that isotopes of sulphur, hydrogen and carbon have been used in the past to track the enzyme cofactor's metabolic origins, as well as how it attaches to proteins.

Catonsville Times (Md.)
October 12, 2010
Hospital's Department of Medicine chairman named
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Richard Pomerantz, new chair of the Department of Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital, earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

AOL News
October 12, 2010
Woman Featured in Time Reveals Prosthetic Nose
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Afghan woman who was given a new nose by plastic surgeons mentions that in 2007, surgeons at Johns Hopkins rebuilt an Iraq veteran's entire nose from his own body parts.

Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2010
Trying to understand our chemical exposure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Thomas Burke, a health policy professor of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
October 12, 2010
A Conversation With David J. Weatherall: Studying Tropical Genetic Blood Diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview mentions that physician Weatherall spent four years conducting research at Johns Hopkins.

Becker’s Hospital Review
October 11, 2010
Johns Hopkins' Urban Health Program Gaining Momentum
Johns Hopkins angle: This story calls attention to Johns Hopkins’ Urban Health Residency Program, the first of its kind in the U.S., adapting the curriculum to inner-city Baltimore and developing primary care physicians with backgrounds in treating the underserved.

FierceHealthcare.com
October 11, 2010
New Hopkins residency program focuses on urban healthcare
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on the new residency program at Johns Hopkins Medicine that is grooming future leaders in urban healthcare.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
State sets up first electronic medical data exchanges
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item concerns Maryland’s new statewide health information exchange, a system built by a nonprofit collaboration that includes Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Gazette (Md.)
October 13, 2010
Students spend time experimenting with local scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on the Frontiers in Science program held at JHU's Rockville campus last week.

Gazette (Md.)
October 13, 2010
Planners, developers discuss future of Great Seneca Science Corridor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that David McDonough of Johns Hopkins Real Estate was among the members of two panels that recently explored the vision for "Science City" and methods for implementation.

Bakersfield Californian
October 12, 2010
Stark Law another example of medicine's hidden costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary states that by 2004, Johns Hopkins' initial three-year compliance cost for HIPAA alone was between $4.3 and $7.4 million and was projected to rise to $10 million annually, depleting a $30 million operating margin.

Annapolis Capital
October 12, 2010
County trust honors preservation efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Jean Russo currently is co-authoring a study of Colonial Chesapeake history for undergraduates, which will be published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Arbutus Times (Md.)
October 12, 2010
Specialist in pancreatic and liver surgery joins St. Agnes Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Steven Cunningham recently completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Baltimore Brew
October 13, 2010
AOL’s Patch, a national chain of news websites, comes to the Baltimore ‘burbs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Tim Windsor, former director of digital strategies at Johns Hopkins University and now the editorial director for Patch.com’s southern region.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
October 13, 2010
Olney students use sidewalks instead of riding the bus
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this Olney, Md., news column mentions that Leanna Rathbun, 10, was selected to participate in the Peabody Institute's Children's Chorus in Baltimore.

BroadwayWorld.com
October 11, 2010
Riverside Symphony Opens its 30th-Anniversary Season at Alice Tully Hall, 11/6
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that cellist Amit Peled is a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Afro American
October 12, 2010
Film Star Transitions to Music with Debut Album
Johns Hopkins angle: Lance Reddick studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Journal and Courier Online (Ind.)
October 13, 2010
Wodicka receives national scholar award
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Wodicka is studying biomedical engineering and playing wide receiver at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Terps' O'Donnell wins Sportswoman of the Year Award from Women's Sports Foundation
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports digest column notes that Johns Hopkins’ volleyball team (11-11, 4-2 Centennial Conference) swept visiting Franklin & Marshall, 3-0, to end a 13-match winning streak for the Diplomats.

Owings Mills Times (Md.)
October 13, 2010
Head of the Class
Johns Hopkins angle: Victoria Tsygan, of Owings Mills, was honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The Hagerstown Herald Mail
October 12, 2010
Students receive Youth Meritorious Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Local student Hannah Woods qualified by her test scores to participate in Johns Hopkins Talent Search.

Catonsville Times (Md.)
October 12, 2010
Home-schooled student honored for exceptional test scores
Johns Hopkins angle: Edmund Schmidt was recently honored at a statewide ceremony for gifted children, held by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times
October 12, 2010
Physician Revives a Dying Art: The Physical
Abraham Verghese, the senior associate chairman for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University, is on a mission to bring back something he considers a lost art in medical education: the physical exam.

Washington Post
October 13, 2010
Obama to push for extending tax break that benefits college students
Included in last year's economic stimulus package, the policy provides more generous assistance to middle-class families struggling with the skyrocketing cost of college tuition.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 10, 2010
Delivering an Influx of Federal Dollars, Obama Administration Wants Results
More than any of his predecessors, he has demanded results in exchange for federal dollars, requiring grant applicants to set benchmarks for improvement and threatening to withhold aid from programs that fail to prepare students for jobs.

U.S. News & World Report
October 12, 2010
Here Come $60,000-A-Year Colleges
Many elite colleges are about to break the $60,000 price barrier.



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