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New York Times Magazine
August 5, 2011
The Phantom Menace of Sleep Deprived Doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that William Halsted, the first chief of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1890s and a founder of modern medical training required his residents to be on call 362 days a year. It adds that the School of Medicine has hired professional “hospitalists” to work full time in the inpatient wards, freeing up trainees to concentrate on a smaller number of patients.

The Globe and Mail (Canada)
August 8, 2011
Rough ride in China as U.S. debt fears weigh
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Ho-fung Hung, a Krieger School associate professor of sociology.

The Washington Post
August 8, 2011
School transformation: The ‘non-sexy’ next stage of reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the CSOS-based “Diplomas Now” intervention program.

Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
August 8, 2011
Editorial, 8/8: Longer school year merits study
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions summer learning loss research conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Space Daily
August 8, 2011
Space Scientists Seek Returns from JEDI
Johns Hopkins angle: Barry Mauk of APL is quoted.

Huffington Post
August 8, 2011
Marcus Welby, M.D. Had it Right: House Calls Save Money and Improve Care
Johns Hopkins angle: Cites a Johns Hopkins University study which found that 98 percent of Medicare expenditures involve beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions.

CNN World
August 8, 2011
Trailblazing HIV doctors jailed in Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Kamiar Alaei, an HIV physician in Iran, mentions that he and his brother established health and science research collaborations with universities in Europe and the United States, including Johns Hopkins, Yale and Harvard.

August 8, 2011
Shape of Human Jawbones Influenced by Diet and Genetics
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted Megan Holmes, graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution.

Fast Company
August 8, 2011
What's Next For Michael Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, New York Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg states that he has donated “well over $100 million” toward efforts at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health to combat malaria by developing a mosquito that will drive out the old mosquitoes but does not carry the parasite responsible for the disease.

MetroNews (Baltimore)
August 8, 2011
Surgery Comes Today For U.S. Senator
Johns Hopkins angle: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller is have knee surgery today at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
August 8, 2011
In Ireland, robots assist during gynecological surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to research by Martin Makary of the School of Medicine on the claimed benefits of robotic surgery on hospital websites.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
August 8, 2011
Investigators Identify Inactivating Mutations in Tumor Suppressor Gene ARID2
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on new cancer research led by Michael S. Torbenson and Kenneth W. Kinzler at the School of Medicine.
August 8, 2011
5 Ways to Prevent Radiation Therapy Errors
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this are article is Eric Ford, assistant professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2011
A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that just north of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore housing commissioner Paul T. Graziano’s agency “has invested millions of dollars as part of a $1.8 billion overhaul effort led by the nonprofit East Baltimore Development Inc. Amid the real estate market downturn, little of the planned housing has materialized.” (Baltimore Sun)
August 5, 2011
Patient First to open Columbia medical center Aug. 10
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Howard County General Hospital, which is owned by Johns Hopkins is partnering with Patient First to open one of its urgent care centers in Columbia. It adds that Johns Hopkins has previously partnered with Patient First at centers in Lutherville and Bayview.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
The Unreal World: 'The Big C'
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes information from Lillie Shockney, a nurse who is the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center as well as a breast cancer survivor.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2011
Parents push through wall of silence on suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation supports the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and other groups.
August 8, 2011
The physics behind animation
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Johns Hopkins researchers are computing how flexible needles can be used by doctors to maneuver around organs without damaging delicate tissues.

Bellingham Herald (Wash.)
August 8, 2011
Toxic chromium found in Chicago's drinking water
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Thomas Burke, associate dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

August 8, 2011
Trial Set For Man Accused of Hopkins Researcher's Death
Johns Hopkins angle: The man accused of killing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn in 2010 in about to go on trial, this article reports. (Malaysia)
August 08, 2011
Rosmah Receives Courtesy Visit From Malaysian Teenage Prodigy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2011
Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports feature notes that Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala attended Saturday's Baltimore Ravens workout at M&T Bank Stadium.

Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2011
His 'Astrochimp' Proved Space Was Safe
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Joseph Brady, an Army biologist and psychology researcher, founded the Behavioral Biology Research Center at Johns Hopkins University,
August 7, 2011
Bernadine Healy, Former Head of NIH and American Red Cross, Dead of a Brain Tumor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Healy completed her training in internal medicine and cardiology at Johns Hopkins, where she eventually joined the faculty.

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)
August 7, 2011
Bernadine P. Healy Loop, 1st woman to head National Institutes of Health, dead at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Healy completed her training at Johns Hopkins University and later returned as a professor.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
August 8, 2011
Dr. Bernadine P. Healy | 1944-2011: Trailblazer led OSU medical school
Johns Hopkins angle: Healy completed postgraduate training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2011
Michael S. Radcliffe, law firm partner, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that last year the Robert Packard Center for ALS research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital honored Radcliffe for his efforts in raising funds for ALS research and for raising awareness concerning the disease.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 8, 2011
Study: Minority, Low-Income Students Lack Adequate Access to Educational Opportunities
Low-income, African-American and Hispanic students continue to face disparities in access to quality K-12 educational opportunities – including access to services critical for college success, new data from the U.S. Department of Education show.

New York Times
August 6, 2011
For a Standout College Essay, Applicants Fill Their Summers
Students preparing to apply to college are increasingly tailoring their summer plans with the goal of creating a better personal statement.

Washington Post
August 6, 2011
College freshmen turn to Facebook to find roommates
For generations, one of the first challenges of going off to college was meeting the stranger the school chose to be your roommate. Today, a growing number of students are bypassing that tradition and making the choice themselves through online social networking.

Boston Globe
August 6, 2011
Northeastern takes offense at Forbes ranking
After spending years buttressing its academic and social image and rising in prestige among colleges and universities, Northeastern University found itself ranked stunningly near the bottom this week of Forbes magazine’s annual list of the top 650 U.S. colleges.

Washington Post Magazine
August 7, 2011
Education Review: Surviving freshman year
The members of the incoming Class of 2015 have been lectured on the value of a college degree for most of their lives. But getting that degree has never been more expensive, especially at a time when some families are dealing with unemployment, cut wages and other financial hardships. Record numbers of freshmen are arriving on campus already stressed out, and campus resources are stretched thinner by demand.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 7, 2011
Battle Shapes Up as Dickinson State U. President Refuses to Resign
The president has been keeping quiet since he declined to step down after an audit found his office had pressured staff to inflate enrollment.

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