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Financial Times (U.K.)
August 18, 2011
‘Stall speed’ fears sway investors and Fed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jonathan Wright, a professor of economics in the Krieger School who worked on recession forecasting as a former staffer at the Fed.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2011
Marijuana as medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial comments on a proposal that would put academic centers such as The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in charge of administering the state's medical marijuana program and assessing its potential risks and benefits.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 19, 2011
Hopkins, University of Maryland, Baltimore worry reduced NIH budget will impact research
Johns Hopkins angle: University spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted in this article.

Lafayette Journal and Courier (Ind.)
August 19, 2011
Johns Hopkins player, ex-local star, adds perspective for Purdue team
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Daniel Wodicka, a wide receiver on JHU’s football team who is majoring in biomedical engineering.

Turkish Weekly
August 19, 2011
Pressure Grows on Assad
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Svante Cornell, research director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Boston Globe
August 19, 2011
Which screening test works best to predict a future heart attack?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Michael Blaha, a cardiologist and research fellow at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center.

Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 19, 2011
Research shows thousands of patients could be taking statins needlessly
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece cites research by Michael Blaha, a cardiologist and research fellow at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center.

Marketwatch
August 19, 2011
Atchoo! How to battle dust-mite allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Scientist
August 18, 2011
Chromosomes and Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from cancer biologist Bert Vogelstein at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

San Jose Mercury News
August 19, 2011
Part 2: Beer maker pops cap on gifts, donations
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is David Jernigan at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Regina Leader-Post (Canada) (Reuters)
August 19, 2011
China's autism parents walk lonely road for help
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Li-Ching Lee, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Catholic Culture
August 18, 2011
Former consultant to US bishops keynotes conference pushing for acceptance of pedophilia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Tampa Bay Online (Fla.)
August 19, 2011
Welcome, freshmen. Parents, please let go
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Taylor Wiseman will attend The Johns Hopkins University.

Forbes
August 19, 2011
Tudou CEO Gary Wang On Online Video, Mobile and Producing Original Content
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that Gary Wang is an alumnus.

The Chronicle of Higher Education – Innovations blog
August 18, 2011
Do College Administrators Misappropriate “Diversity”?
Johns Hopkins angle: This review focuses on the book "The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters," by Krieger School political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg.

Maryland Daily Record
August 19, 2011
The Daily Record announces its 2011 Innovator of the Year winners
Johns Hopkins angle: Karen Bond, Amy John and Molly McGrath of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, have been named Daily Record Innovator of the Year winners for their work in collaboration with Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and Baltimore City Public School System, this story reports.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2011
Howard resident going to Singapore on Fulbright grant
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Kevin Doxzen Jr. is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 19, 2011
Former Erickson Retirement CEO moves to have $100M lawsuit tossed from Dallas court
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions former Johns Hopkins University President William R. Brody.

Maryland Daily Record
August 18, 2011
On the move – 8/19/11: Mullen named to state commission
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that R. Mark Ellerkmann has joined the Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center as director of the urogynecology division of the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine. Ellerkmann is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

ExploreHarford.com (Baltimore Sun)
August 19, 2011
Bel Air's Robert Harvey wins River Valley 10K
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that that Joel Weszka of Churchville, a graduate student at the Peabody Institute, placed third in the Elite Olympic race of the Fort Ritchie Triathlon Aug. 7 in Cascade.

Cape Cod Today (Mass.)
August 19, 2011
Noontunes Summer Concert Series: Kevin Ryan, tenor & Lisa Weiss, piano
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Lisa Weiss received her D.M.A. degree from the Peabody Institute.

Art Daily
August 19, 2011
Global Auction House Christie's Growth in Asia Continues with New Senior Appointments
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Ci Sun, who has been appointed regional business development director at Christie’s Asia, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Institute.

Brownwood News (Texas)
August 19, 2011
Master Pianist Michael Finlay to Perform at HPU
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Michael Finlay earned a master’s from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2011
Dr. Ross J. Brechner, ophthalmologist and state epidemiologist, dies at 71
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this obituary is Morton F. Goldberg, former director of the Wilmer Eye Institute and a professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine.

Farmingdale Observer
August 19, 2011
Obituary: John Benjamin Evans
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Evans attended The Johns Hopkins University.


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New York Times
August 18, 2011
Racial Gap Is Seen in Federal Research Grants
A research grant application from a black scientist to the federal National Institutes of Health is markedly less likely to win approval than one from a white scientist, a new study reported on Thursday.

cjonline.com (Kansas)
August 17, 2011
Brownback seeks higher academic rankings
Gov. Sam Brownback offered a recommendation Wednesday that leaders of state colleges and universities concentrate on improving each institution's standing in U.S. News and World Report's national rankings.

Forbes
August 18, 2011
Have B-Schools become debtors' prisons?
It's now common for many graduates to leave a top business school with six-figure debt, and in some cases, MBAs are graduating with more than $150,000 in loans that will take them 10 or more years to pay back.

Inside Higher Ed
August 19, 2011
Faulty Forecast?
Many experts agree that some graduate programs do a much better job of encouraging and graduating women than do other departments. But can you really tell which are the better ones?

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 18, 2011
Want to Be a Good Researcher? Try Teaching
Graduate students in the sciences who both teach and conduct research show greater improvement in their research skills than do those who focus exclusively on laboratory work, says a report to be published in the August 19 issue of Science

Inside Higher Ed
August 18, 2011
British Libraries Push Back
Major research university libraries in Britain have told the two largest journal publishers that they will not renew their "big deals" with them if they do not make significant real-terms price reductions.

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