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Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2011
Saul Roseman, chairman of Hopkins biology department, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary describes the accomplishments of Saul Roseman, the retired chair of the Krieger School’s Department of Biology. Quoted are his son-in-law, Ronald Schnaar, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor; and Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2011
Md. will share in $75 million bond-derivatives settlement
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Maryland will share in a $75 million settlement that state attorneys general negotiated with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to resolve allegations of bond derivative bid-rigging that defrauded states, counties and nonprofits. Among the nonprofits expected to receive settlement money is Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Washington Post
July 7, 2011
J.P. Morgan charged with rigging municipal bond deals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that J.P. Morgan Securities rigged bids in at least 93 municipal bond deals, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Thursday. The story adds that Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the institutions in line to receive restitution from a settlement.

FoxNews.com
July 7, 2011
Scientists Monitor Health Woes Via Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter poststo monitor public health trends.

Business Standard (India)
July 8, 2011
Health trends captured by categorising Twitter banter
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

InfoWorld
July 07, 2011
Twitter data yields valuable public health trends
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul.

LiveScience
July 7, 2011
Scientists Monitor Health Woes Via Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2011
Reuters Health News Summary
Johns Hopkins angle: A health roundup item reports that a study of babies in intensive care suggests that doctors are getting better at recognizing situations where infants are sure to die or have severe brain damage. Renee Boss, a Johns Hopkins Hospital neonatologist who was not involved in the study, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2011
When Spirituality Kills
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions 19th century concerns about spiritual treatments for illnesses, and notes that “in response to the controversy, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine opened its doors in 1893 with the aim of standardizing how medical licensing functioned state-to-state."

Washington Post
July 5, 2011
CAREERS IN... Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This special advertising section feature quotes Youseph Yazdi, director of JHU’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design, affiliated with the Whiting School and the School of Medicine. Yazdi mentions CBID student projects that have led to startup companies.

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
July 7, 2011
Astronomy club partners with county to build observatory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns an effort by the Howard County Astronomical League to build an observatory to house a historic telescope that former JHU astronomer Paul Watson constructed in the 1930s or 1940s.

Baltimore Sun
July 7, 2011
Generic drug users need protection
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Stacey Lee, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

ABC News
July 7, 2011
Stem Cell Shots Into the Heart Could Stave Off Chest Pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Jeff Brinker, a professor of cardiology at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
July 7, 2011
Chavez Looks to Inner Circle as He Fights Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press wire story is Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

New York Times
July 7, 2011
How Bright Promise in Cancer Testing Fell Apart
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Steven Goodman, director of oncology biostatistics in the School of Medicine.

CNN
July 8, 2011
Why gardening is good for your health
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Anne Palmer, program director of Eating for the Future, a program based at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future.

Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2011
Twitter Unlocks Health Information
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog post reports on a study by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

CNN
July 8, 2011
How medicine is advancing beyond race
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions research by Vicente Navarro, a professor in the Health Public Policy Division at the School of Public Health.

NDTV (Indo-Asian News Service)
July 8, 2011
Track public health trends through Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

NPR – Blog of the Nation
July 7, 2011
July 7th: What's On Today's Show
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that a recent episode of Talk of the Nation discussed summer learning loss, based on research conducted at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 8, 2011
Maryland stem cell fund has infused $80 million into state research operations since 2006
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Linzhao Cheng, a founding member of the Stem Cell Program in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering.

Huffington Post
July 7, 2011
The Neuroscience of Pleasure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is excerpted from David J. Linden's new book, "The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise,Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good." He is a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine and chief editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Palm Beach Post (Fla.)
July 8, 2011
Palm Beach County hospitals use chilling vests to help cardiac arrest patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Johns Hopkins developed a method to rapidly cool a body after a heart attack to slow down the processes that can damage a brain when the blood stops flowing.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 8, 2011
Tech veteran acquires LCG Technologies
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System are mentioned.

Evening Star (Ind.)
July 8, 2011
Alcohol ads have negative impact on kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to research by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) based at Johns Hopkins University.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)
July 7, 2011
Shield your eyes from sun to ward off later vision-related problems
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Michael Repka, a professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine.

Toledo Blade (Ohio)
July 8, 2011
Hospitals cutting infections
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions research by Peter Pronovost of the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group.

Washington Examiner
July 7, 2011
Norton's brush with activist could net $1 million
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins University has started to investigate whether the buried chemicals can be connected to cancers.

Maryland Community Newspapers Online
July 8, 2011
Crossroads community in cross hairs for developers, immigrant advocates
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 8, 2011
Karzai nixes Chesapeake Restaurant plans
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that city officials are working with various groups, including the university, as they draw development to the Station North area.

Boston Globe
July 7, 2011
For lacrosse standouts, a busy summer
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions incoming freshman midfielder Sarah Biron and Janine Tucker, coach of women's lacrosse.

China Daily
July 8, 2011
Zhu may be in line for high post at IMF
Johns Hopkins angle: Zhu Min earned both a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Johns Hopkins.

Bloomberg
July 8, 2011
AT&T, Sony/ATV, Watson, Apple, CBGB: Intellectual Property
Johns Hopkins angle: In the "IP Moves" section, this story mentions that David Menken has an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.


Higher Education News


Baltimore Sun
July 8, 2011
In-state tuition opponents have signatures for referendum
Opponents of in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants in Maryland have submitted more than enough valid signatures to suspend the controversial new law until voters have their say next year, state elections officials said Thursday.

Wall Street Journal
July 6, 2011
Is Higher Education Worth the Money?
Johns Hopkins angle: Promoters of higher education often point to differences in lifetime earnings to justify the price of higher education. But with the cost of higher education skyrocketing, many families are beginning to question whether a college degree is worth the price.

Inside Higher Education
July 8, 2011
Score One for Science
several science agencies that support academic researchers got some (early) positive news as Congress's appropriations process cranked up Thursday, as a House subcommittee proposed increases for the research budgets of the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Christian Science Monitor
July 6, 2011
Affordable Colleges: What Can Universities Do To Keep Costs Down?
‘Affordable colleges’ can mean different things depending on the vantage point. For chief financial officers at schools, affordable colleges could mean heavier teaching loads and rising tuition.

Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2011
Columbia's Business Dean on Disclosure, Leading, Ethics
R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, wants his students to make connections—and not just through networking.

The Jerusalem Post
July 8, 2011
US academic leaders visit to learn 'complexity of region'
University presidents and leadership from campuses across the United States are visiting Israel this week, on a trip sponsored by Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee.

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