Skip Navigation

jhu_logo


Today's News

     

Today's News Home
Archives
headlines@hopkins

 ____________________

Today's News is a service of the Office of News and Information.

901 S. Bond Street
Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone 443.287.9960 | Fax 443.287.9920 | todaysnews@jhu.edu

Wall Street Journal
October 24, 2010
Lungs Can 'Taste' Dangerous Bacteria, Researchers Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland participated in the study that led to these findings, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2010
Discovery could lead to new asthma treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a University of Maryland-led project mentions that the team also includes researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

International Business Times
October 25, 2010
The "Great Game" bubbles under Obama's India trip
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Walter Andersen of SAIS.

Reuters India
October 25, 2010
The "Great Game" bubbles under Obama's India trip
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Walter Andersen of SAIS.

Poets and Quants
October 22, 2010
My Story: From Shanghai to a Startup Business School
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Chinese student Zhiqiang Lin, who is in his first-year at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Toronto Star
October 24, 2010
Haiti struggles to contain cholera outbreak as disease creeps toward capital
Johns Hopkins angle: David Sack of the School of Public Health comments in this article.

Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2010
Opera rebounds in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the Peabody Opera Theatre and mentions three Peabody Conservatory graduates: Beth Stewart, Caitlin Vincent and Tim Nelson.

USA Today (HealthDay)
October 24, 2010
Study: Surgery on wrong patients, body parts persists
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Martin A. Makary, an associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
HealthKey: Database details pharmaceutical payments to doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins physicians are among hundreds of Maryland doctors who have accepted fees from pharmaceutical companies to promote their drugs to other doctors. Quoted are Julie Gottlieb, the School of Medicine’s associate dean of policy coordination, and Peter Terry, a Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics faculty member.

Nurse.com
October 25, 2010
JHUSON Named Center of Excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the National League for Nursing selected Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing as one of six schools nationally to receive the organization’s Center of Excellence designation. Quoted is Pamela R. Jeffries, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing.

Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2010
Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life
Johns Hopkins angle: "Am I a Monkey? Six Big Questions about Evolution" was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press this year.

Denver Post
October 25, 2010
Denver truancy court's careful help leads kids back to classrooms
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a 2009 Johns Hopkins University study on dropouts in five Colorado districts found half or more of dropouts had 20 or more unexcused absences in the ninth grade.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
Make reform bipartisan
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by James Burdick, a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

The Guardian Blogs (UK)
October 25, 2010
Iraq war logs: who did the killing?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a 2006 Lancet article by authors at JHU that estimated that 655,000 people have died (up to that point) in the war in Iraq.

New York Times
October 24, 2010
When a Cancer Therapy Puts Others at Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from a North Carolina woman who traveled to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a radioactive cancer treatment that could pose a health hazard to others, and found that the hospital had no place for her to spend the night.

Scranton Times-Tribune
October 25, 2010
Talk of the Times with Michele Uhranowsky: Domestic violence prevention conference
Johns Hopkins angle: Jacqueline Campbell of the School of Nursing will be the guest speaker at an upcoming conference about the prevention of domestic violence.

The Province (Canada)
October 24, 2010
Can monsters like Williams ever be rehabilitated?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this PostMedia News story is Fred Berlin, founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
October 23, 2010
Bowie State provost, president get no-confidence vote
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Provost Stacey Franklin Jones was educated at Johns Hopkins University.

Asian Tribune
October 22, 2010
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen blasts India over Myanmar policy
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions remarks made at a conference on Myanmar at SAIS.

Radio Free Asia
October 22, 2010
Ethnic Groups Face Uncertain Future
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece revolves around the conference on Myanmar at SAIS.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 25, 2010
The Morning File: 'Fat Talk Free Week' is over. You may resume making derisive comments.
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the obesity epidemic mentioned a Johns Hopkins study that predicted that if current trends continue, 86 percent of Americans will be overweight by 2030.

Sunday Express (UK)
October 24, 2010
SARAH PALIN IS STIRRING UP MORE THAN A STORM IN OBAMA'S TEACUP
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Robert Guttman, director of politics and foreign relations at SAIS.

Kansas City Star
October 24, 2010
Cardiologist shows a heart for others
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Chan earned his medical degree at the School of Medicine.

South Asia Mail (IANS)
October 25, 2010
Can GM mosquitoes wipe out dengue?
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that research by Johns Hopkins scientists, reported by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has shown that genetically modified mosquitoes are fit enough to survive in the wild.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 25, 2010
Pittsburgh students targeting social ills
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dave Peloff, program director for emerging technology at Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology and Education.

Nurse.com
October 25, 2010
Jefferson Nursing Adopts EBP Model
Johns Hopkins angle: The Nursing Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, has implemented The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model, which offers Jefferson’s nurses easy-to-use tools that provide guidance when they want to initiate research projects or evaluate evidence.

Lawyers Weekly
October 29, 2010
Mental health at the office
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 1990 Johns Hopkins University study found that of 28 professions studied, lawyers were most likely to suffer depression and were 3.6 times more likely than average to do so.

Frederick News-Post
October 23, 2010
Conductor shares her passion for classical music
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Elisa Koehler, musical director of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, in high school attended the Peabody Preparatory and went on to earn a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory.

Annapolis Capital
Ocotber 22, 2010
Teen of the Week: Zane Anthony
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes the teen’s piano instructor Carol Prochazka, who teaches at the Peabody Institute.

Burlington Free Press (Vt.)
October 25, 2010
University of Vermont workshop turns dreams into reality
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that the "top research school in the country, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, did about $1.5 billion in outside-funded research" last year.

Washington Times
October 24, 2010
Embassy Row
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Francois Vaillancourt of the University of Montreal will discusses issues facing Canada's French-speaking Quebec province in a briefing today at SAIS.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger (Miss.)
October 24, 2010
Blair E. Batson: The man behind the hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Blair Batson taught at the School of Public Health and at the School of Medicine during his career.

Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon)
October 25, 2010
Local students score high on Johns Hopkins exams
Johns Hopkins angle: Several local students received high honors on exams taken through the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Washington Examiner (AP)
October 23, 2010
Va Tech to honor school's first black graduate
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on Charlie Yates, who earned a degree in mechanical engineering with honors at Virginia Tech in 1958 and then became a researcher at Johns Hopkins before returning to Tech in 1979.

The Roanoke Times
October 23, 2010
Tech's first black graduate to be honored in November
Johns Hopkins angle: Charlie Yates spent two decades as a researcher at Johns Hopkins.

Forth Worth Star-Telegram
October 22, 2010
Dallas hospital has reasons for offering plastic surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital has its own cosmetic surgery center.

Frederick News-Post
October 25, 2010
Hardy R. Stone Jr.: Brinkley's quest
Johns Hopkins angle: This mentions Delegate Dan Morhaim, who is a faculty member at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

****************************************
HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
****************************************

Inside Higher Education
October 25, 2010
Do-It-Yourself Ranking
The new doctoral rankings from the National Research Council have left many academics confused and/or frustrated. One of the issues that have received the most attention is that the NRC used two methodologies (which yielded different results) and that the results for each methodology were reported as ranges, not as a single ranking.

The Washington Post
October 25, 2010
Athletic fees are a large, and sometimes hidden, cost at colleges
Athletic fees are a large - and occasionally hidden - cost of public higher education in Virginia and Maryland. The athletic fee is the largest single item charged to undergraduate students at many Maryland and Virginia public universities, apart from tuition, according to figures from state education agencies. Fees at some Virginia schools rank among the highest in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report
October 25, 2010
College Waitlist Secrets Revealed
As if the college applications process wasn't drawn out enough, more colleges are putting a greater number of applicants on waitlists, a survey of admissions officers finds. But the good news is that many colleges eventually accept more students off those lists. And colleges are starting to reveal details about how they decide whom to choose from their waitlists.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2010
To Save Students Money, Colleges May Force a Switch to E-Textbooks
For years observers have predicted a coming wave of e-textbooks. But so far it just hasn't happened. One explanation for the delay is that while music fans were eager to try a new, more portable form of entertainment, students tend to be more conservative when choosing required materials for their studies. For a real disruption in the textbook market, students may have to be forced to change.

New York Times
October 25, 2010
The R.O.T.C Myth
Everyone knows that Ivy League universities banned the Reserve Officer Training Corps from their campuses during the Vietnam War. Forty years later, the bans continue, though the reason has shifted from war protest to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay men and women in the military, this op-ed says.

Inside Higher Education
October 25, 2010
'Commodification of Academic Research'
With universities facing pressure to show the value of their research, to promote economic development and to find new sources of revenue, links between academic researchers and business are being encouraged and scrutinized intensely. The essays in a new book -- The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University (University of Pittsburgh Press) -- explore these issues.

Johns Hopkins University