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Baltimore Sun
July 9, 2011
Porterfield, filmmaker of 'Putty Hill,' wins Sondheim Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, who teaches screenwriting, film theory and production at The Johns Hopkins University, won the sixth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2011
After years of struggle, Sondheim Prize winner celebrates
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles independent filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, the part-time JHU instructor who received the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday.

New York Post
July 10, 2011
Wall(et) Street
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan, a professor and executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is quoted.

Bangkok Post
July 11, 2011
'Medical value travel' and the challenges for India
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ravi Aron, professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Maryland Daily Record
July 11, 2011
Hopkins pair mines 2B tweets for patterns in health care information
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University found in a recent study that looking at how people complain about headaches, allergies or even the flu on the social media website Twitter can yield valuable public health information not available through other channels.

Examiner.com
July 9, 2011
Researchers use Twitter to gauge U.S. population health
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.

Washington Post
July 11, 2011
Colleges replacing loans with no-pay grants for neediest students
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned as one of a number of regional universities that meet student need with a package that can include loans.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
July 9, 2011
Book balances fear with facts about natural disasters
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of the JHU Press book "Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters."

Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast (WYPR-FM)
July 11, 2011
7-11-11: Living with Integrity
Johns Hopkins angle: Today's show featured interviews with Dudley Clendinen, a lecturer in the Krieger School's Advanced Academic Programs and Laura Clawson, a nurse-practitioner at Johns Hopkins’s ALS Clinic and an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Huffington Post
July 11, 2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied To Mental Health Problems In Kids: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Joanna Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 10, 2011
Entire UPMC transplant team missed hepatitis alert
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned.

Nurse.com
July 11, 2011
Johns Hopkins nurse wins Health Care Heroes honor
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Laurie Bryant, a registered nurse at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was named The Daily Record Health Care Heroes top winner in the Nurse category during a spring recognition event.

Delaware Wave
July 11, 2011
Man hopes to regain independence after surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Allan Belzberg, an associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Center.

Times Daily (Tenn.)
July 11, 2011
Common sense key to four-wheeler enjoyment
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Frederick News Post (Md.)
July 10, 2011
Thurmont child ready for beach one year after stingray accident
Johns Hopkins angle: Media relations representative Ekaterina Pesheva is quoted.

Pakistan News Service
July 9, 2011
A safer, effective option to treat brain cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Jordan Green, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Cancer Research UK
July 11, 2011
'Stage set' for large trials to widen leukaemia and lymphoma donor pool
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ephraim Fuchs, a bone marrow transplant expert and professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2011
Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Sandeep Rao, a fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
July 10, 2011
Brancati nets honor from American Diabetes Association
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Frederick Brancati, a professor in the school of Medicine and director of its Division of General Internal Medicine, received the prestigious Kelly West award for 2011 from the American Diabetes Association.

MedPageToday.com
July 9, 2011
Medical Ethics Education Falls Short in Residency
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes research by Joseph A. Carrese of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Stars and Stripes
July 9, 2011
Does putting your blood type on your gear help if you're wounded?
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Millin, associated professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2011
Faculty Immobility in the New Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that, "The average salary of a full professor at the Johns Hopkins University in the early 1950s (including all fields) was about $8,000, which is just under $65,000 in today's dollars—a lot less than what Hopkins full professors make now."

Bradenton Herald (Fla.)
July 10, 2011
Dispelling myths about Manatee schools
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned.

Danbury News-Times (Conn.)
July 9, 2011
Horan's blast lifts Westerners to second straight win
Johns Hopkins angle: Sam Eagleson is a pitcher on the university's baseball team.

Examiner.com (Hartford, Conn.)
July 10, 2011
Danbury Westerners still in the hunt
Johns Hopkins angle: Sam Eagleson is a pitcher on the university's baseball team.

Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2011
Bayhawks' Kimmel named MVP after record-setting performance at MLL All-Star Game
Johns Hopkins angle: At the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium on Saturday evening, Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Michael Kimmel, who played for JHU as a student, earned Player of the Game honors, this story states.

Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2011
'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Britt Olsen-Ecker, a Peabody Institute alum who works as a photographer when she isn't acting in local community theater.

Business Insider
July 9, 2011
China Wants to Buy Shares of Facebook (Guest Post)
Johns Hopkins angle: Stan Abrams has a master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins.

Human Resource Executive Online
July 11, 2011
Pinpointing Criteria for Hiring Leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: Irving H. Buchen earned a doctorate from Johns Hopkins.

The Express Tribune (Pakistan)
July 10, 2011
Managing the debt: How one little office can ruin a nation’s finances
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ashfaque Hasan, who holds a PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Boston Globe
July 10, 2011
Spotlight finds Rabil
Johns Hopkins angle: A profile of alumnus Paul Rabil, who was a standout player on the men's lacrosse team.

Washington Post
July 9, 2011
Alton C. Hlavin, facilities manager
Johns Hopkins angle: Deceased was a 1956 engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins, where he was on the varsity football, track and lacrosse teams.

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Inside Higher Education
July 11, 2011
Who Is Global?
Of the last six eight-figure gifts that Boston University has received, three of the donors were born outside the United States. Two of the donors still live outside the United States. Further, the percentage of international undergraduates has increased from 6 percent in 2000 to 15 percent in the class that will enroll this fall at BU.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2011
Finance Officers Discuss Their Role in Helping Colleges Reach Strategic Goals
College business officers often hold the key to realizing institutions' big plans: the pot of money. So for colleges to get somewhere strategically, there have to be good working relationships between the campus dreamers and the bean counters. That was one of the take-aways at the annual meeting of the National Association for College and University Business Officers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2011
New Network Seeks to Form a 'Meta-University' to Link Engineering Schools
If ambitious plans outlined here last month come to fruition, several of the world's leading universities could soon be collaborating on engineering-design projects and research activities, exchanging students and professors, and pooling their expertise to work more closely with industry.

Twincities.com
July 10, 2011
Gap years before beginning college become more popular in Midwest
More high school graduates in the Midwest are delaying college for a year so they can volunteer, travel or work, echoing a practice that's been more popular on the east and west coasts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2011
Despite Slow Recovery, Some Colleges Are Bullish on Big Gifts
Two years into the economic recovery, few charities are confident about a strong rebound in private donations, two recent national surveys found. That could make life difficult for several dozen colleges and universities that are conducting billion-dollar campaigns, as well as many more institutions that appear to be gearing up for big drives.

Boston.com
July 8, 2011
Mass. hospitals may lose $322m
Massachusetts teaching hospitals would lose $322 million, or about two-thirds of the federal dollars they receive for the training of medical residents, under a bipartisan proposal to tamp down the rising costs of Medicare and reduce the federal deficit.

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