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The Business Insider (The Fiscal Times)
July 13, 2011
China’s Biggest Export To America Is Unemployment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Krieger School economist Olivier Jeanne.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
In the background of Baltimore mayor's race: Sheila Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Lester Spence, a Krieger School assistant professor of political science.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 12, 2011
Colmers to chair Md. hospital rate-setting commission
Johns Hopkins angle: Former state health secretary John M. Colmers, now vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named chairman of Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission. He replaces Fred Puddester, who left Johns Hopkins in June to become a vice president of Williams College.

Maryland Daily Record
July 13, 2011
John Colmers to lead rate commission
Johns Hopkins angle: Former state health secretary John M. Colmers, now vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named chairman of Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission. He replaces Fred Puddester, who left Johns Hopkins in June to become a vice president of Williams College.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
Feds, state move on exchanges, hospital rate setters
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that the new chair of Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission will be John M. Colmers, vice president, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

CBS News Tech Talk
July 12, 2011
Researchers use Twitter to measure America's 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.

Jerusalem Post
July 13, 2011
You ware what you tweet
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.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
In Digital Age, schools that succeed are schools that connect
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed written by Shelly Blake-Plock, who leads courses in 21st century teaching at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Maryland Daily Record
July 13, 2011
JHU launching new master’s degree program this fall
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is launching a new master’s degree program, Master of Education in the Health Professions, in the fall.

San Diego Union-Tribune
July 12, 2011
STD study could boost sales of Gen-Probe test
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Charlotte Gaydos, a professor at the School of Medicine.

Huffingtonpost.com
July 12, 2011
Trichomoniasis: An STI Most Common In Women Over 40?
Johns Hopkins angle: Charlotte Gaydos of the School of Medicine is quoted.

WebMD.com
July 12, 2011
STD Trichomonas May Be More Common Than Thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news post quotes senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Atlantic Drugs.com
July 12, 2011
STI more common in older woman
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news post quotes senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
Hopkins joins group looking to cure HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post states that virologist Janice Clements, vice dean for faculty and a professor at the School of Medicine, and Robert Siliciano, an infectious disease specialist at the school, are leading a five-year initiative aimed at completely purging the HIV virus from people already successfully suppressing it with antiretroviral drugs.

Instinct Magazine
July 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins Joins In Search For HIV Cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post describes an effort that will be led by virologist Janice Clements, vice dean for faculty and a professor at the School of Medicine, and Robert Siliciano, an infectious disease specialist at the school.

Reuters Health
July 12, 2011
Kids respond better to early "lazy eye" treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this wire story is study co-author Michael Repka, a Johns Hopkins ophthalmologist.

Medical News Today
July 13, 2011
Exercise May Help Regulate Body Weight By Influencing Gut Hormones Released Before And After Meals
Johns Hopkins angle: Nu-Chu Liang, a post-doctoral fellow, is quoted.

msnbc.com (AP)
July 12, 2011
Spanish doctor says leg transplant patient elated
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes W.P. Andrew Lee, chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 13, 2011
Sun gives voice to dangerous anti-vaccination fear-mongering
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Steven L. Salzberg, a professor of medicine and biostatistics at the School of Medicine.

KSAT.com (San Antonio, Texas)
July 13, 2011
KSAT Blog: 10 Books To Read This Summer
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in regards to the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."

MedIndia
July 13, 2011
CoreValve Instead Of Open-Heart Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Interventional cardiologist Jon Resar and cardiac surgeon John Conte are leading the Johns Hopkins portion of the study mentioned in the story.

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
July 12. 2011
Bowling event raises more than $2,000 for CFS research
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item reports that the Bowl Away Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fundraiser, held Saturday in Columbia, raised more than $2,000 for Johns Hopkins Pediatric CFS research.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
Summer concert options: Soprano and lute, bevy of bassoons, Plumeri and Willis
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog item about an upcoming concert states that soprano Ah Young Hong and lutenist Kevin Payne are both “Peabody-trained artists” and that Hong went on to join the Peabody faculty. The post also mentions that the first Peabody Bassoon Week program will kick off with a free concert Sunday in Peabody's Griswold Hall, featuring Peabody faculty artist Phillip Kolker.

MorristownGreen.com (New Jersey)
July 12, 2011
Video: Beat the heat, Morristown–it’s Christmas in July, with carols and Thomas Nast
Johns Hopkins angle: This online music video features Peabody Conservatory faculty member John Walker on organ.

Denver Post
July 13, 2011
Mogul John Malone to donate $7 million to Denver School of Science and Technology
Johns Hopkins angle: John Malone donated $30 million to Johns Hopkins University.

WNDU.com
July 13, 2011
Notre Dame to join group of research libraries
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned.

Jupiter Courier (Fla.)
July 12, 2011
FAU’s new medical school to benefit from Kaye Communications’ First Annual “White Coats 4 Care” Reception
Johns Hopkins angle: FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine charter class includes alumni from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 13, 2011
Several area recruits catch attention of ESPN's Kessenich
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse blog item, ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich singles out several promising high school players, including long-stick midfielder Nick Fields, who will be a high school junior next season but has verbally committed to play at JHU. Kessenich also references former Johns Hopkins defenseman Matt Bocklet.

New York Times
July 12, 2011
U.S. and Chinese Officials Named to I.M.F. Posts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Chinese economist Zhu Min, just named to a newly created position as the fourth deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, earned a doctorate in economics at The Johns Hopkins University.

Wall Street Journal
July 13, 2011
U.S., Chinese Officials Named to Key IMF Posts
Johns Hopkins angle: Zhu Min of China, who earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins, will be elevated to a newly created deputy managing director post at the International Monetary Fund.

New York Times (AP)
July 12, 2011
Lagarde Selects US Official as Top Deputy at IMF
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP wire story states that Chinese economist Zhu Min, just named to a newly created position as the fourth deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, taught economics at The Johns Hopkins University.

United Press International
July 13, 2011
China's Zhu Min promoted at IMF
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

China Daily
July 13, 2011
China secures first top-level post at IMF
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

People's Daily Online (China)
July 13, 2011
Zhu Min nominated as Deputy Managing Director of IMF
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

China.Org
July 13, 2011
Zhu Min nominated as IMF's Deputy Managing Director
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

Hindustan Times
July 13, 2011
IMF names first Chinese deputy managing director
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

MonstersandCritics.com
July 13, 2011
Chinese economist Zhu Min nominated for a top IMF post
Johns Hopkins angle: Economist Zhu Min is an alumnus who also taught at Johns Hopkins.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
July 13, 2011
Campus News
Johns Hopkins angle: Zachary Stine recently received a Ph.D. in human genetics from the university. His post-doctoral work will involve genetics in cancer research with Chi Van Dang, professor of medicine, cell biology, oncology and pathology.

Washington Post
July 13, 2011
Low-key U.S. diplomat transforms Syria policy
Johns Hopkins angle: U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, profiled in this story, earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins.

Recordnet.com (Calif.)
July 13, 2011
Prescription for jobs in S.J.
Johns Hopkins angle: Vanessa Armendariz recently earned her degree from the university.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Pa.)
July 13, 2011
Medical bag
Johns Hopkins angle: Anthony Ippolito completed fellowship training in lupus research at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Jewish Times
July 12, 2011
Rhoda Levin, Community College Innovator, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Levin earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the university.

The Bristol Press (Conn.)
July 13, 2011
Kenneth “Ken” Joseph Levesque
Johns Hopkins angle: Levesque earned his master's degree from the Whiting School.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2011
Report Highlights Best Practices for Minimizing Students' Use of Private Loans
A new report by the Project on Student Debt highlights the best practices of colleges that use their certification process for private loans to educate students about their risks and help them identify when they can access more federal assistance.

Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2011
What Global Rankings Ignore
The problems with national and international rankings are numerous and well known. So well known, in fact, that the world’s most powerful ranking organizations — the World’s Best Universities Rankings conducted by U.S. News & World Report in partnership with Quacquarelli Symonds and the Times Higher Education Rankings — have been working diligently to revise ranking measures and their methods in an attempt to increase the accuracy and objectivity of the rankings.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
Academia: liberal bastion or corporate dream? - Commentary
Campuses, denounced as havens for socialism, actually embody a capitalistic model that conservatives should love. This piece was written by Alexander E. Hooke, a professor of philosophy at Stevenson University.

Hechinger Report
July 11, 2011
Two years after Obama’s college graduation initiative, major obstacles remain
Only one in five of those who enroll in community colleges—and, in some states, barely one in 10—graduates in three years, while only about half of students who go to universities get their bachelor’s degrees within six.

NPR – Weekend Edition
July 9, 2011
Student Brain Power Turns Exercise Into Electricity
Some colleges and universities have started converting energy from exercise equipment into electricity.

New York Times
July 10, 2011
New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test
A new admission process at medical schools involves a series of encounters meant to examine aspiring doctors’ ability to communicate and work in teams.

Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2011
The Real Rising Cost of English Universities
Tuition will exceed government's estimates, leading to more questions about direction of higher education.

New York Times
July 9, 2011
California Cuts Weigh Heavily on Its Colleges
Sharp tuition increases and cutbacks in services threaten to erode a much-admired college and university system.


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