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Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
Hopkins gets $30 million to study personalized cancer medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer has established a Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine with a $30 million gift from the Richmond, Va.-based Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research. JHU President Ronald J. Daniels is quoted.

The Washington Post
August 22, 2011
Helping Libya become a stable, independent nation
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Daniel Serwer, a lecturer and senior fellow at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

ABC News
August 23, 2011
Libya: Moammar Gadhafi and His Billions Are Unaccounted For
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

Foreign Policy
August 22, 2011
Imagining Libya, a Decade from Now
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Daniel Serwer, a professor at SAIS.

Globe and Mail (Canada)
August 23, 2011
Gadhafi loyalists are nothing if not loyal
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

KGO-AM810 (Calif.)
August 23, 2011
Where is Gadhafi -- and His Billions?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece Quotes Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

Asia Times
August 23, 2011
No 'mission accomplished' claimed in US yet
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

Delaware Online
August 23, 2011
With Gadhafi downfall, US must do right thing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is this story is Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

star.com.my (Malaysia)
August 23, 2011
Libya's next phase carries risks for United States
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS.

Bloomberg
August 22, 2011
Qaddafi’s Defeat Will Test Mettle of Libyan Rebel Alliance United by War
Johns Hopkins angle: Karim Mezran, a Libyan exile and professor at SAIS in Bologna, Italy, is quoted in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
In volatile market, some see bargains, others, pitfalls
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Roger Staiger, a former fund manager who teaches finance at JHU’s Carey Business School.

Christian Post
August 22, 2011
Working Class Whites Not So Faithful in Church Attendance
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist in the Krieger School.

Popular Science
August 22, 2011
In Boeing Demonstration, Different Autonomous Drones Swarm Together For Reconnaissance Missions
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned in this article.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
The Interview: Barry Bogage
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Q and A interview, Bogage, founding director of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, says Israeli companies are interested in establishing business ties to Maryland because of its biomedical research centers, including The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
Going to jail for the environment
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is co-written by Cindy Parker, who is a member of Baltimore Physicians for Social Responsibility and an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
August 22, 2011
Examining the Mystery of Skeleton, Sugar and Sex
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health feature is Thomas Clemens, a visiting professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

New York Times
August 22, 2011
Circumcise or Don’t? Quandary for Parents
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Maria Wawer, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
August 23, 2011
When to seek medical advice for a skin problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Mary Sheu, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine.

MedicineNet.com
August 23, 2011
Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Jennifer Barsky Reese, a researcher into the marriage-health connection and a postdoctoral fellow the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Huffingtonpost.com
August 22, 2011
Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post states that the late Barbara Starfield of the School of Public Health devised the basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.

WND.com
August 22, 2011
Psychiatrists seek to destigmatize adult-child sex
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Fred Berlin of the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
August 23, 2011
Philosophical counselors rely on eternal wisdom of great thinkers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Anne Barnhill, a Washington, D.C., resident who recently completed her postdoctorate studies in bioethics and health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown universities.

Maryland Daily Record
August 23, 2011
On the Move, 8/23: Howard Bank appoints Chick as VP
Johns Hopkins angle: Erik M. Chick, a Johns Hopkins graduate and former lacrosse team captain, has joined Howard Bank as vice president and relationship manager, according to this piece.

ExploreHoward.com
August 22, 2011
Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomes new principal
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature about Rose Goeres, the new principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Ellicott City, mentions that her daughter Jackie graduated from the Johns Hopkins University.

MLive.com
August 23, 2011
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra looks to start El Sistema-type education program
Johns Hopkins angle: Dan Trahey earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins, this story states.

Alva Review-Courier (Oklahoma)
August 22, 2011
Northwestern welcomes 11 new faculty members
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s new faculty members include Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music, who holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
Golfer Holmes to have brain surgery, miss 3 months
Johns Hopkins angle: This Tribune News Services story reports that professional golfer J. B. Holmes will undergo brain surgery Sept. 1 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

ESPN.com
August 22, 2011
J.B. Holmes to have brain surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that golfer J.B. Holmes will have surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
Frank J. Gach
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Gagh, a master carpenter, states that he constructed bookcases for the Eisenhower Library's Special Collections at the JHU and for Richard A. Macksey, a Johns Hopkins professor of humanities.


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New York Times
August 23, 2011
Dean of Columbia College Resigns After Two Years
The dean of Columbia College has abruptly resigned over what she called administrative changes that would diminish or eliminate her authority, leaving the undergraduate division of Columbia University without a leader two weeks before the start of classes.

NPR – Morning Edition
August 23, 2011
'Shrimp On A Treadmill': The Politics Of 'Silly' Studies
Lawmakers and political groups like to point to government spending that seems wasteful — especially in tough economic times. And one popular target has been scientific studies that either sound silly or involve foreign countries or have to do with sex.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 21, 2011
Nanotechnologists Are Targets of Unabomber Copycat, Alarming Universities
A package bomb that injured two professors at a university in Mexico City this month is the latest in a string of attacks by a new terror group inspired by the Unabomber. Its violent actions have put campuses across Mexico on alert and caused nanotechnology researchers worldwide to take precautions with their mail.

Inside Higher Ed
August 23, 2011
Breaking Bread
A study finds interaction across races in the dining hall may be more important than what takes place in the classroom when students evaluate campus climate.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 23, 2011
The Beloit College Mind-Set List Welcomes the 'Internet Class'
As classes resume this fall, take a good look at those first-year students armed with their laptops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. They are the first college freshmen to grow up taking the word "online" for granted, say Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the minds behind the annual Beloit College Mind-Set List.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
PNC sees Towson branch as entree to student population
More than 21,000 students attend Towson University. To PNC Bank, that's 21,000 potential customers. PNC is planning to open its first full-service, on-campus branch in Maryland at Towson's student center Thursday. The Pittsburgh-based financial giant sees the move as its entree into the University System of Maryland, with its 12 institutions and its more than 150,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2011
Party Ends at For-Profit Schools
For-profit colleges are facing a tough test: getting new students to enroll. New-student enrollments have plunged—in some cases by more than 45%—in recent months, reflecting two factors: Companies have pulled back on aggressive recruiting practices amid criticism over their high student-loan default rates. And many would-be students are questioning the potential pay-off for degrees that can cost considerably more than what's available at local community colleges.

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