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Voice of America
July 19, 2011
Libyan Forces, Rebels Continue Battle for Brega
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer of the School of Advanced International Studies, spoke with Susan Yackee of VOA, for this interview about what he sees as a shifting balance in Libya.

Global Security (VOA)
July 19, 2011
Landmines Hinder Libyan Rebel Battle for Oil Port
Johns Hopkins angle: This Voice of America story mentions Daniel Serwer of SAIS.

Baltimore City Paper
July 20, 2011
Seeing Stars
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University and APL figure prominently in this story about Maryland space science. In addition, Krieger School astrophysicist Matt Mountain (director of the Space Telescope Science Institute) is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2011
100 things we love about Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Sun magazine list submitted by local personalities has several Johns Hopkins mentions: Johns Hopkins lacrosse, suggested by Suzi Cordish, chairwoman of Maryland Art Place; and two local favorite Baltimore locations suggested by JHU faculty members Ben Carson and John Astin.

New York Times
July 19 2011
The Lure of Cocaine, Once Hailed as Cure-All
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review mentions and includes a picture of William Halsted, a groundbreaking surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WebMD
July 19, 2011
How Common Is 'Broken Heart Syndrome'?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ilan S. Wittstein, MD, a cardiologist and assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2011
Rawlings-Blake to propose 9% property tax cut for homeowners
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2011
Frederick Co. decides not to move forward with privatization
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

ABC News
July 19, 2011
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Nation's Best Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: ABC reports that the Johns Hopkins Hospital was named, once again, the nation’s top-ranked hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

WJZ-TV13 Baltimore
July 19, 2011
Hopkins Tops Hospital Honor Roll
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital was named, once again, the nation’s top-ranked hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Washingtonian
July 19, 2011
US News Names Johns Hopkins Hospital Best in the Country
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital was named the nation’s top-ranked hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

WebMD
July 19, 2011
17 Hospitals Ranked as Nation's Best
Johns Hopkins angle: WebMD reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ranks first in the U.S. News and World Report 2011-2012 "honor roll" of top hospitals in the U.S.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
July 19, 2011
Hopkins Again Tops Hospital Honor Roll
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, once again, the Johns Hopkins Hospital tops U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.

The Guardian (U.K.)
July 19, 2011
Lord Glasman: 'I'm a radical traditionalist'
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Lord Maurice Glasman became a professor at Johns Hopkins University's European centre [SAIS] in Bologna, but after his father's death in 1995 he returned to the UK to comfort his mother, becoming a lecturer in the politics department at London Metropolitan University.

Fox News (Reuters)
July 20, 2011
Do Robots Drive Up Prostate Surgeries
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters pieces mentions “a report from Johns Hopkins” that “showed hospital websites often hype robotic surgery, ignoring the risks and playing up the benefits.”

Science Speaks
July 18, 2011
Africa’s male circumcision programs exceed targets, grow more efficient
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on medical male circumcision campaigns in sub-Saharan Africa quotes Jhpiego’s Hally R. Mahler.

Farm and Dairy
July 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins researchers use Twitter to track health trends
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School researchers Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul fed 2 billion public tweets posted between May 2009 and October 2010 into computers, then used software to filter out the 1.5 million messages that referred to health matters in an effort to spot important public health trends.

WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.)
July 18, 2011
Tweeting about health
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School researchers Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul fed 2 billion public tweets posted between May 2009 and October 2010 into computers, then used software to filter out the 1.5 million messages that referred to health matters in an effort to spot important public health trends. Video is included here.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
July 19, 2011
College prep charter school for boys planned
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a local school foundation whose members include Sarah Manekin, a lecturer in the Krieger School’s Expository Writing Program.

Des Moines Register
July 19, 2011
Nearly all migraines treated successfully
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s migraine headaches mentions that “Johns Hopkins University reports that migraines occur in women at three times the rate as men and often run in families.”

PsychCentral
July 20, 2011
Black and Depressed: Two African-American Women Break the Silence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments made by Raymond DePaulo, Jr. M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

PsychCentral
July 19, 2011
Eating Disorders Spike Among Middle-Aged and Older Women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from another article written by Karen Swartz, M.D., Director of Clinical Programs at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Kansas City Star
July 20, 2011
A torah scroll's unlikely journey to remote Uganda village
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally in the Dallas Morning News, states that Rabbi Avraham Bloomenstiel, an expert in the rare art of writing and repairing Torah scrolls, received a master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute.

Bradenton Times (Florida)
July 20, 2011
Sarasota Resident Appointed Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, a professor emerita of piano from Ohio University, holds a degree from the Peabody Institute.

Charlotte Observer
July 20, 2011
Young scientist, 20, pursues doctorate
Johns Hopkins angle: Russell Jampol graduated from JHU in May.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
July 20, 2011
Senators and Students Rally to Preserve Pell Grants
Eight college presidents joined student activists and U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both Maryland Democrats) at a rally Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill to criticize proposals to cut Pell's budget back to pre-stimulus levels. Mikulski asked students to be more vocal in their opposition to proposed Pell cuts. "We need you to flood the airwaves and the broadband," she told the audience of students and education lobbyists.

USA Today
July 20, 2011
College budget cutbacks go outside the box
When students and professors return to budget-slashing colleges this fall, they might notice things missing: like trash pickup.

NPR – Morning Edition
July 19, 2011
Must All Colleges Show Their Graduates Found Work?
Now that the Education Department has released "Gainful Employment" rules for for-profit schools, some would like to see similar standards for non-profit colleges and universities. With student debt increasing, they say it would be useful for students to know what their job chances are.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 20, 2011
Small Group of For-Profit Colleges Agrees to Observe Standards of Conduct
Facing pressure to shape up from Democrats in Congress, the federal Education Department, accreditors, and even traditional nonprofit institutions, a small group of proprietary colleges is trying to set a good example for the rest of its sector.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 20, 2011
Education Leaders, Policymakers Struggle To Define Emerging Skills in ‘New Work’ Era
At Washington policy summit, panelists say many colleges and universities remain so disconnected from industry that they are largely ignorant about current workforce needs.

Inside Higher Ed
July 19, 2011
'Never a Good Time'
There’s probably not a very good time to announce that a college president is going to be making $100,000 more than his predecessor. The California State University System probably picked one of the worst.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 17, 2011
College for the Lucky
A professor of English at the College of Charleston takes issue with the college's award of five full scholarships to the children of a family that had appeared on the ABC reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. "Awarding scholarships to those lucky enough to win the lottery of Extreme Makeover suggests that the new economics of higher education is returning us to a time when it was accessible to only a chosen few," he writes.


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