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Chronicle of Higher Education
September 22, 2010
At White House Meeting, Biden Touts Stimulus Spending on University Research
Johns Hopkins angle: President Daniels was one of a half-dozen university presidents to meet with Vice President Joe Biden on issues relating to stimulus funding and university research.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2010
Biden Boosterish on Federal Research Investment
Johns Hopkins angle: President Daniels was one of a half-dozen university presidents to meet with Vice President Joe Biden on issues relating to stimulus funding and university research.

New York Times
September 21, 2010
Fed Stands Pat and Says It Is Still Ready to Buy Debt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Jonathan H. Wright, an economics professor in the Krieger School.

Wall Street Journal – Real Time Economics blog
September 22, 2010
Should Government Tax Debt?
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports on a new paper co-written by Olivier Jeanne, a professor in the Krieger School's Department of Economics.

Calgary Sun (Reuters)
September 22, 2010
Canadians among predicted Nobel winners
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that Krieger School astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Adam Riess were on Thomson Reuters' list of possible winners of Nobel Prizes.

Mail & Guardian Online (South Africa)
September 22, 2010
Stem cells, obesity finding lead Nobel predictions
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Adam Riess were on Thomson Reuters' list of possible winners of Nobel Prizes.

India Blooms
September 22, 2010
Indians unlikely on this year's Nobel list
Johns Hopkins angle: This IBNS news service story mentions that Krieger School astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Adam Riess were on Thomson Reuters' list of possible winners of Nobel Prizes.

Washington Post – On Leadership blog
September 21, 2010
The Tea Party reveals our leadership vacuum
Johns Hopkins angle: A column written by Yash Gupta, a professor and dean of The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Police, city institutions meet to discuss emergency plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in the wake of a shooting and standoff at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III met Tuesday with security officials from the city's major institutions to discuss integrating their emergency response plans.

MyFoxDC
September 21, 2010
Baltimore Police Meet With Colleges on Security
Johns Hopkins angle: This Fox story reports that Baltimore police and the security chiefs of universities and Johns Hopkins Hospital have met to review plans for responding to emergencies like the shooting of a doctor last week at the hospital.

New York Magazine
September 21, 2010
The Vulture Transcript: An In-Depth Chat With David Fincher About The Social Network
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Q & A, Fincher talks about making The Social Network and mentions the good experience they had filming at Johns Hopkins: "I was happy to go to Johns Hopkins ..."

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
A new start for police after Jessamy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Christopher Dreisbach, a JHU School of Education assistant professor who teaches law enforcement ethics as part of a police leadership program.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Sunday in review: Keng-Yuen Tseng and Maggini violin; guitarist Ana Vidovic
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Clef Notes blog, classical music critic Tim Smith reviews a performance by violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng, chair of the string department at the Peabody Conservatory, who played the 390-year-old Maggini violin recently donated to the Peabody Institute; and a recital by guitarist Ana Vidovic, who studied at Peabody with Manuel Barrueco.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Harming the healers
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece by two University of Maryland faculty members points out that the public was stunned to hear about the recent shooting of a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, but adds, “…what many people don't know is that violence in hospitals has become an everyday occurrence.”

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Hopkins goes blue for prostate cancer awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog item mentions that the Johns Hopkins Hospital dome will be lit with a blue glow in the evenings through Saturday in honor of prostate cancer awareness week.

Baltimore Sun
Police investigate Mondawmin Mall robberies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a grant from Target stores enabled Baltimore City police to buy the enhanced technology to track cell-phone calls that was used to arrest suspects in the killing this summer of Johns Hopkins researcher Steven Pitcairn in Charles Village.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Community volunteers clean up playground near homicide site
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the recent stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
CareFirst to give incentives to primary care physicians
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a health news brief stating that the Robert Wood Foundation has created a network in which public health professionals can get legal advice, and that The University of Maryland School of Law and the Bloomberg School of Public Health are acting as one of five regional headquarters of the network.

ABC CBN News (AFP)
September 22, 2010
Newly risen China flexing its muscles: experts
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this Agence France-Presse story.

Prague Daily Monitor
September 21, 2010
Budget cuts necessary, demonstration useless, Klaus says
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Czech President Vaclav Klaus will deliver a speech at Johns Hopkins University as part of his visit to the U.S. this week.

Washington Times
September 21, 2010
Book Review: When time as superpower ends
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era," by Michael Mandelbaum of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Global Arab Network
September 22, 2010
Morocco - Remarkable achievements in economic and social development
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is William Zartman of the School of Advanced International Studies.

WJZ TV13 (Baltimore)
September 21, 2010
'Rusty Musicians' To Play With BSO
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Ed McCarthy, a professor of orthopedic surgery and pathology at the School of Medicine, is among those musicians who made music together Tuesday night at the "Rusty Musicians" concert at the BSO.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 22, 2010
Full-body scanner installed at Rochester airport
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the installation of a full body scanner at Rochester's airport mentions that physicists at Johns Hopkins have approved the safety of the device.

Eurasia Review
September 22, 2010
Mid-Term Elections Seen Difficult For Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Thomas Mann, who according to this piece once taught at JHU.

Albuquerque Journal
September 22, 2010
Psilocybin Eases Anxiety
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about studies involving "magic mushrooms" mentions that such research is taking place at Johns Hopkins University, among other academic institutions.

Abingdon Journal (Pa.)
September 22, 2010
Celebrating writing
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ed Connor of the Mind/Brain Institute will be among panelists at this year's “Pages & Places” Book Festival in Scranton.

Portland Press Herald (ME)
September 22, 2010
College Connections: Mourmouras is making a good first impression
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Biddeford native Thomas Mourmouras is making the most of his opportunities this year on the Johns Hopkins men's soccer team.

Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.)
September 19, 2010
Nominations wanted for faculty, staff awards
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions an upcoming concert that will feature Ecuadoran pianist Washington García, who is described as “the youngest Latin American to have received master’s and doctoral degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.”

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 22, 2010
Scrutiny of U.S. Higher Education Increasing, College Forum Panelists Say
Institutions of higher learning should expect increased media and governmental scrutiny around issues of quality and accountability.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 21, 2010
The Dream Act Is Dead, at Least for Now
Senate Republicans blocked a measure that could have carried legislation benefiting undocumented college students.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2010
Medical Education, Steeped in Tradition
Commemorating 100th anniversary of a transformational report, medical educators, doctors and others explore potential changes in how doctors are trained.

USA Today
September 22, 2010
Bike-sharing programs spin across U.S. campuses
Nearly 90 American universities offer some form of campus bike program, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 20, 2010
Minority Leaders Oppose “Gainful Employment” Rules for For-profit Colleges
They argue that proposed federal rules to curb student-loan defaults at for-profit colleges would reduce the educational options of minority students, who represent a large part of the enrollment at the schools.

CNN.com
September 16, 2010
Global universities spread the wealth – Opinion
John Sexton, president of New York University, writes "The world's great universities can be crucial instruments in shaping, in a positive way, humankind's reaction to globalization and the development of humankind itself."

Inside Higher Ed
September 17, 2010
Columbia's Latest Invitation
Columbia University likes to invite world leaders to campus and has defended invitations to some particularly controversial leaders, saying that the visits are about learning, not endorsing a particular point of view.



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