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New York Times
June 2, 2011
Surgeons Who Burn the Midnight Oil
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in the health blog post is Ashish S. Shah, assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.


Boston Globe
June 3, 2011
City schools half visible on the Web
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Joyce Epstein, director of Johns Hopkins University’s National Network of Partnership Schools.

Baltimore Fishbowl
June 2, 2011
Robot Surgeons: Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Carol Reiley, a 28-year-old doctoral student in the Computational Interaction and Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on the development of robotic systems that can help people better complete skilled tasks. Also quoted is Tian Xia, another doctoral student in the department.

Scientific American
June 3, 2011
What Is It? Fraying Matter
Johns Hopkins angle: This “What Is It?” story features a photograph of a diseased human femur taken by Norman Barker, an associate professor of pathology and art as applied to medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2011
Baltimore's outdoor summer film series overflow with personality
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Baltimore’s outdoor summer movie viewing opportunities mentions includes information from Megan Isennock, who runs the Johns Hopkins Summer Outdoor Film Series.

Moldova.com
June 3, 2011
No room for passivity in fight for free media
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Kurt Volker, Managing Director of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, was part of a panel.

Al Jazeera
June 3, 2011
The hidden injuries of Iraqi refugees
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about casualties in the Iraq war mentions research into civilian mortality conducted by scientists the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tallahassee Democrat (AP)
June 3, 2011
Byron Dobson: Recalling Gil Scott-Heron
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions that Scott-Heron earned a master’s degree in creative writing at JHU.

Gazette (Maryland)
June 3, 2011
Chinese drugmaker Tasly coming to Rockville
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Tasly also hopes to partner with Johns Hopkins University for further research.

Montgomery Village Patch (Maryland)
June 2, 2011
Chinese Company Announces Plans To Build In Life Sciences Corridor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Elaine Amir, executive director of Johns Hopkins Montgomery County.

Gazette (Maryland)
June 3, 2011
BioWatch: ABL turns 50 with new digs, open house
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute and Solomon Snyder, a professor of neuroscience, pharmacology and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2011
Ellicott City doctor wins Van Cliburn Competition for amateur pianists
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist in Ellicott City, won the sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation. It notes that Shih as degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins.

Nyack-Piedmont Patch (New York)
June 3, 2011
Spring Gala Will Bring Music to Downtown Nyack
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that Matt Rupcich, music director of the Rockland Camerata, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Broadway World
June, 2, 2011
North/South Chamber Orchestra Plays Christ & St Stephen's Church 6/7
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions the premier of “One Year the Milkweed” for flute and orchestra by Robert Martin, who was trained at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Iron Crow Theatre offers platform to LGBT artists
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the Iron Crow Theatre Company will present its upcoming production, "Love and Human Remains," in the Swirnow Theatre on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.

Maryland Daily Record
June 3, 2011
On the move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Alex Kopicki, a senior developer/project manager with Manekin of Columbia, helped the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Edward St. John Real Estate Program win the 2011 NAIOP Maryland/DC Capital Challenge study project. Kopicki is studying for a master's degree at Johns Hopkins.

Ghana Business News
June 3, 2011
Malaria Progress and Impact Series launched
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about controlling the spread of malaria in Ghana mentions “Voices for a Malaria-Free Future,” an advocacy project of the Bloomberg School of Public Health with support from RBM and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) of the Ministry of Health.

Sacramento Bee
June 2, 2011
UC Davis appoints AIDS researcher to executive post
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, James E.K. Hildreth is an adjunct professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Medical mistakes: Discipline offenders
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter comments on the $10 million gift Johns Hopkins received to establish a new a patient safety research institute.

Glen Burnie Patch
June 3, 2011
2011 Graduation: GBHS Valedictorian Greg Kogut
Johns Hopkins angle: Kogut will study computer engineering at Johns Hopkins next year.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Hopkins ranked in Sporting News D-III football preseason poll
Johns Hopkins angle: A sports digest item reports that Johns Hopkins’ football team is ranked 20th in Division III in the Sporting News preseason poll. It also notes that senior wide receiver Sam Wernick, who had 69 receptions for 1,265 yards and 17 touchdowns, made the publication's Preseason All-America team.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
Towson AD on new coach: "This guy is world class"
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post about Towson’s new men’s lacrosse head coach Shawn Nadelen notes that Nadelen was a four-year starter between 1998 and 2001 at Johns Hopkins, where he played close defense in his last two years after switching from the midfield.

Baltimore Jewish Times
June 3, 2011
Lillian Goldberg’s Wonderful Life
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Lillian S. Switzenbaum Goldberg graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music with a degree in theory and composition.

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New Yorker
June 6, 2011
Live and Learn
More and more Americans are going to college, but how many of them are actually learning anything?

Hechinger Report
June 2, 2011
For-profit universities: By the numbers
Just how well do students who attend five of the largest, most well-known for-profit schools in the U.S. do when it comes to repaying their loans? The Hechinger Report decided to take a closer look following the release of new federal rules meant to police institutions that critics contend take advantage of poor and unprepared students.

Inside Higher Ed
June 3, 2011
Your Guide to 'Gainful Employment'
Amid intense lobbying, the Education Department changed proposed rules for judging for-profit and vocational programs. We compare the versions and explain how the new regulations will work.

Hechinger Report
June 2, 2011
Do we need tenure in higher ed? A Q&A with Naomi Schaefer Riley
With so much talk about teacher tenure in K-12 schools, it’s easy to overlook the fact that there’s another tenure debate going on in higher education. The traditional practice of granting lifelong job security to professors after seven or so years is being called into question by many, including Naomi Schaefer Riley, a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer.

U.S. News & World Report
June 2, 2011
M.B.A. Programs Tackle Global Challenge
Recruiting more international students is key for increasingly global business schools.

NPR – Morning Edition
June 3, 2011
Dear Job Market, Thanks For A Lousy Grad Gift
This will be the third year college graduates will enter the workforce facing a high unemployment rate. The poor job market is already taking a tough toll on recent grads.

Washington Post
June 2, 2011
College group targets incentive payments for international student recruiters
The National Association for College Admission Counseling is seeking to end the increasingly common practice among colleges of paying international recruiters based on how many foreign students they deliver.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 3, 2011
U.S. Education Department Official Urges Making Academic Credit Transfer More Efficient
In order to boost the rate of college degree attainment in the U.S., higher education leaders must make it easier for students to transfer credits from one type of institution to another, an U.S. Education Department official said Thursday.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2, 2011
Low-Cost Instructional Changes Can Cut Achievement Gap in Intro Biology, Scholars Say
Instructors at the University of Washington say that simple adjustments in teaching can significantly improve learning, particularly among disadvantaged students.

Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2011
College, too easy for its own good – Op-Ed
Colleges have abandoned responsibility for shaping students' academic development and instead have come to embrace a service model that caters to satisfying students' expressed desires.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2011
University of Maryland engineers cop 'copter records
The National Aeronautic Association has certified that UM biology student and bicycle racer Judy Wexler pedaled the four-rotor Gamera into the air for 4.2 seconds on May 12. The brief flight established the U.S. national duration records for both human-powered helicopter flight, and for human-powered helicopter flight by a female pilot.



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