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New York Times
June 8, 2011
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Riordan Roett, director of Latin American Studies at SAIS.

Washington Post
June 9, 2001
South Asia’s energy quest could reshape region
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Kent E. Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS.

CNN
June 8, 2011
Ajami: U.S. is now seeing Syria for what it is
Johns Hopkins angle: Middle East expert Fouad Ajami of SAIS says the current regime in Syria had successfully hidden under the radar, under the veneer of years of successful public relations campaigning. But now, he contends, the Syrian people and the world have truly seen the deception and cruelty of the Syrian leadership. Video included.

Washington Post
June 9, 2001
Sen. Rand Paul: Congress has become ‘an irrelevancy’ on war powers
Johns Hopkins angle: Speech was delivered at SAIS.

Nature.com
June 8, 2011
Introduction: A smoldering public-health crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments by David Thomas of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2011
Baltimore scientists search for cause, treatment for hoarding
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on hoarding research that is being conducted by Jack Samuels, a School of Medicine associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Daily Mail (U.K)
June 9, 2011
Why men who are good listeners are better at sex
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who can better communicate and understand another person's emotions are more likely to have a satisfying sex life. Lead author Adena Galinsky is quoted.

Yahoo! News (LiveScience)
June 9, 2011
Key to Better Sex Revealed in New Study
Johns Hopkins angle: LiveScience reports that a new study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who can better communicate and understand another person's emotions are more likely to have a satisfying sex life. Lead author Adena Galinsky is quoted.

Investors Business Daily
June 8, 2011
There's No Stimulant In Stimulus
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned is Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2011
Maryland tries to address chronic health conditions in prison
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Ryan Westergaard, a School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow who also conducts HIV-related research in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
June 9, 2011
Feeding children addictive drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentioned research led by Roland Griffiths, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine who studies caffeine.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2011
Tips for seniors to brave the heat
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item quotes Alicia I. Arbaje, a School of Medicine assistant professor and associate director of transitional care research in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Chicago Tribune
June 8, 2011
Walgreens, Northwestern Memorial teaming for 'intervention plan'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, in recent months, Walgreens has established relationships with large doctor practices and hospitals in certain markets, such as Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 9, 2011
Pa. helmet bill reintroduced, and motorcyclists rally to fight it
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about motorcycle safety notes that a study out of the School of Medicine looked at more than 40,000 motorcycle collisions between 2002 and 2006 and found that motorcyclists who wore helmets were 65 percent less likely to suffer traumatic brain injury, 22 percent less likely to suffer cervical spine injury, and 37 percent less likely to die than riders without helmets.

All Headline News (IRIN)
June 9, 2011
Vaccination efforts pay off in Madagascar
Johns Hopkins angle: This IRIN story mentions two studies conducted at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore published in the June issue of Health Affairs, both of which project that boosting efforts to develop and deliver vaccines could not only save the lives of 6.4 million children but also save $6.2 billion in treatment costs, and achieve $145 billion in long-term economic gains by avoiding the lost productivity resulting from premature death.

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
June 8, 2011
Assessment program will help police identify domestic violence victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Laurel Police Department has begun using the Lethality Assessment Program, which was co-developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital to help law enforcers determine whether someone is a potential domestic violence victim.

Daily Record (Baltimore)
June 9, 2011
On the Move, 6/9: Edwards to lead music department at Baltimore School for the Arts
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column states that Mellasenah Indira Edwards, who has been selected to lead the music department of the Baltimore School for the Arts, earned a doctorate in musical arts in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Royal Gazette Online (Bermuda)
June 9, 2011
Talented students head for US to further their goals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on students from Bermuda who will participate in the CTY program in Baltimore this summer.

Reading Eagle
June 9, 2011
RHS's first Latino valedictorian downplays distinction
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Reading High School valedictorian Noe Cabello plans to attend Johns Hopkins University.

The Pilot News (Plymouth, Indiana)
June 8, 2011
Geisler returns home to perform free concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming concert by Adrienne Geisler, who received her Masters in violin performance in 2009 from the Peabody Institute of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, where she also completed her undergraduate work.

Pensacola News Journal (Florida)
June 8, 2011
Jazz Gumbo set for June 20
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that acclaimed guitarist Joshua Walker spent a year studying at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
June 9, 2011
Kim English to attend World University Games training camp
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this column states that Johns Hopkins rising senior center Ed Rodger was selected as a Division III Preseason First Team All-American by Lindy's.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2011
Boys lacrosse: First team
Johns Hopkins angle: This listing mentions that Wells Stanwick is set to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins next year.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2011
Benjamin Herman, author and free-lance writer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Herman earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1950 at JHU, where he also served as editor of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter. It also notes that Herman, a writer, last year donated his papers to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU’s Homewood campus.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2011
Colleges Keep an Eye on Reports About Jobs, Revenue—and Crops
Which economic indicators do leaders in higher education watch? You might be surprised.

New York Times
June 9, 2011
Partnership to Further Global Quest by N.Y.U.
New York University, on its way to becoming the first truly global university, is starting a new partnership with an online school that offers free classes to students around the world.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 9, 2011
Commentary: Increasing the MBA Diversity Pipeline – What’s the Problem – the Pipe or the Line?
While data from the National Center for Education suggests that the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing business careers is growing, business people have yet to identify that infallible formula that will establish business as a viable career option for qualified diverse candidates.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
June 8, 2011
Report: D.C. universities contribute $11.3 billion to local economy
D.C.’s universities contribute $11.3 billion to the local economy, making them the city’s largest private employer, according to a study released this month by a local education consortium.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 6, 2011
Campuses Strive for Compliance and Fairness in Policies on Sexual Assault
The strong language of the U.S. Education Department's recent "Dear Colleague" letter has prompted colleges to rewrite their own policies.

New York Times
June 9, 2011
Obama Tries to Focus on Economic Fears
In an effort to restore confidence in his handling of the economy, President Obama visited Alexandria, Va., to tout a $2 billion program focused on manufacturing.

Inside Higher Ed
June 9, 2011
Furor Over New British College
Institution promises star faculty and American-style liberal arts education, but skeptics have lots of questions.

U.S. News & World Report
June 7, 2011
10 Most Expensive Private Colleges
Tuition and required fees at these private schools are the highest in the nation. Number one on the list is Connecticut College, followed by Columbia University, Vassar College, St. John's College (MD), Trinity College, Bucknell University, St. John's College (NM), Wesleyan University, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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