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New York Times
July 26, 2011
Can’t We Do This Right?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Thomas Friedman column is Michael Mandelbaum, a foreign policy expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. The column also notes that Mandelbaum is co-author with Friedman of a forthcoming book.

The Gazette (Frederick, Md.)
July 26, 2011
Frederick County students learn engineering concepts through program
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a spaghetti bridge competition that is the culmination of the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation summer program — an intense four-week course that allows high-schoolers to get a taste of all aspects of engineering.

The Huffington Post
July 27, 2011
Whatever Happened to Jobs?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is written by Dave Helfert, who lectures on political communications in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

New York Times
July 26, 2011
Road Safety Problems Pose Dire Threat in China
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a joint study of traffic deaths throughout China conducted last year by JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and Central South University in Changsha, China.

Foreign Policy
July 26, 2011
Stopping the Nuclear North
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Joel Wit of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Tampa Bay Online
July 27, 2011
Drug improves memory and brain function
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher that found that an anti-seizure drug currently in use improves memory and brain function in people with a disorder that can lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2011
New Maryland plan targets cancer deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is William G. Nelson, director of Johns Hopkins' Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of Baltimore’s two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2011
Rolley rolls out plan to cut property taxes
Johns Hopkins angle: This political blog post includes comments from Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Lexington Herald-Leader
July 27, 2011
UK's future worthy of study
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Krieger School political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
July 27, 2011
Afghan Medical Staff Face Ongoing Security Threats: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports that despite dramatic improvements in Afghanistan's health services between 2004 and 2008, security issues for the country's health staff and patients remain a serious concern, according to a study led by Anbrasi Edward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Red Orbit (Ivanhoe)
July 27, 2011
Afghanistan’s Healthcare System Improves
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe Newswire story reports on a study led by Anbrasi Edward from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


IRIN
July 27, 2011
UGANDA: ART reduces HIV transmission in discordant couples – study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that antiretroviral treatment significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission between married couples where one partner is infected and the other is not, according to a recent study led by Steve Reynolds of the School of Medicine.

Montgomery Gazette
July 27, 2011
Montgomery County football coaches take on bacteria
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Stacy Plum, a lecturer in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs. Also mentioned is Niveen Mulholland, also a lecturer in KSAS’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Montgomery Gazette
July 27, 2011
Montgomery Hospice to again offer pediatric services
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2011
Dariusz Skoraczewski appointed principal cellist of Baltimore Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post mentions that cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski completed his studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

News Times (Danbury, Conn.)
July 26, 2011
GBS readies for Meier's gala 40th anniversary season; reduces ticket prices
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that the Greater Bridgeport Symphony is preparing to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of its music director and conductor Gustav Meier, who also directs the graduate conducting program at the Peabody Institute.

GMA News (The Philippines)
July 27, 2011
Reynaldo Reyes Concert at CCP Postponed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that pianist Reynaldo Reyes received a Philippine Government Scholarship to study at the Peabody Institute, where he obtained his masters degree and the artist diploma.

The State (S.C.)
July 27, 2011
Saunders ‘made it happen’ for medical school
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, physician Donald Eugene Saunders Jr. completed a residency at Johns Hopkins.


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Inside Higher Ed
July 27, 2011
Anxiety and Uncertainty
As the Aug. 2 deadline for increasing the federal debt limit nears, no one seems to know what will happen to federal student aid payouts if a deal is not reached. Agencies are mum.

New York Times
July 27, 2011
Colleges Join Plan for Faster Computer Networks
A coalition of 28 universities will reach out to telecommunications companies for suggestions and to corporations for business ideas. The institutions involved include Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Howard University, Duke University, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington and the University of Chicago.

Inside Higher Ed
July 27, 2011
Under the Microscope
Members of Congress examine the peer review process used to allocate much federal science funding. Proposed changes could make the process cheaper and more efficient, but at what cost?

Chronicle of Higher Education – Players blog
July 26, 2011
Maryland’s Fiscal Woes Should Be a Wake-Up Call to Governing Boards, Regent Says
A member of the Maryland Board of Regents says all colleges must strengthen their governance systems, particularly when it comes to the finances of big-time sports.

Inside Higher Ed
July 27, 2011
A Road Through the County
After years of bypassing the surrounding community, George Mason brought local governments on board to develop a transportation plan that has paved over some old tensions.

Fox23.com (Albany, N.Y.)
July 25, 2011
SUNY to have campus in South Korea
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea has approved the establishment of SUNY Korea, a partnership in Songdo.

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