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Baltimore Business Journal
June 22, 2011
Hopkins doctor named American Heart Association president
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli, chief of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was named the next president of the American Heart Association. The article also mentions that Martha Hill, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, served as president of the association from 1997 to 1998.

ABC News - Good Morning America
June 22, 2011
Pound for Pound, Worst Foods for Weight Gain
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Mullin, associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, is quoted.

The Washington Post
June 22, 2011
Potatoes bad, nuts good for staying slim, Harvard study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence J. Cheskin, head of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, is quoted.

WYPR
June 22, 2011
Maryland Morning With Sheilah Kast: Making Memories
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa is interviewed about his research into memory.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2011
Using hidden cameras to catch car thieves
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information and a comment from Doug Ward, the director of the School of Education’s Division of Public Safety Leadership.

Financial Post
June 22, 2011
Two views of the global economy: Goodbye recession, hello slump
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Whiting School applied economist, Steve Hanke.

Orange County Register (Calif.)
June 22, 2011
Jane Russo: School's out but learning continues
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a major study in 2007 by researchers at Johns Hopkins University which concluded that more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

Yahoo! News
June 22, 2011
Obama's Tough Sell on Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This U.S. News & World Report story quotes Kurt Volker of SAIS.

Reuters
June 22, 2011
Give me liberty and give me cash!
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions 1992 book “The End of History and the Last Man,” written by SAIS’s Francis Fukuyama.

China Daily
June 23, 2011
Fed refrains from more stimulus
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter Bottelier, senior adjunct professor of China studies at SAIS is quoted.

The Washington Post (blog)
June 22, 2011
Suu Kyi testifies before Congress in video address
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, is mentioned.

MSN News (AFP)
June 22, 2011
Suu Kyi urges US effort for rights probe
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse quotes Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

Bloomberg
June 23, 2011
Bristol-Myers Diabetes Drug Draws Scrutiny After Avandia, Actos
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Rita Rastogi Kalyani an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Scientific American
June 22, 2011
Close Encounters of Science and Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This first person account mentions a conference at the Johns Hopkins University.

Al Jazeera
June 23, 2011
Climate Change: It's bad and getting worse
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Brian Schwartz is a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Redding Record-Searchlight (Ca.)
June 22, 2011
Senior Living: Busting myths about Alzheimer's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging released earlier in the year suggests that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia.

Driving Today
June 23, 2011
Motorcycle Helmets Are Good for More Than Your Head
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a “study was conducted at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where a team of researchers studied records of motorcycle accident collisions occurring between the years 2002 and 2006. After studying piles of the collected data, the researchers found motorcyclists who wore helmets were significantly less at risk to suffer from a cervical spine injury in an accident.”

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2011
For breast cancer survivors, hope floats
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Susan Reimer column is Barbara Van De Castle, a nurse educator at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
June 22, 2011
Gardens blossomed on residents' growing interest
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a garden that was funded in memory of the late Ellen H. Gordes, who was a pediatric researcher at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2011
Sex education is a good public investment
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter from a Sun reader mentions that in 2010, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled the Strategic Plan to Reduce Teen Births in Baltimore City, the result of a collaboration among Healthy Teen Network, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and Center for Adolescent Health, and the Baltimore City Health Department.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2011
Lee Mills receives BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that Lee Mills, who just received a graduate performance diploma from Peabody, will be the third recipient of the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship. It states that the fellowship, founded in 2007 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Peabody Institute, provides a full tuition scholarship to Peabody and mentoring from BSO music director Marin Alsop.

Bangkok Post (Thailand)
June 23, 2011
Talented young pianist to perform for charity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews a concert that will feature 16-year-old pianist Nicha Stapanukul, who is a freshman on scholarship at the Peabody Institute.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
June 23, 2011
Pipe dream becomes reality for organists
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the American Guild of Organists’ regional convention states that it will feature performances by student organists from the Peabody Conservatory and other regional institutions.

Newton Tab (Massachusetts)
June 23, 2011
Newton Person of the Week: Pei-li Huang, amateur pianist, physician
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Huang says she started playing piano as a child, studying at the Peabody Institute’s preparatory department in Baltimore.

The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
June 23, 2011
Aging Adventures
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Essy Davidowitz, 77, of Kingston, takes harp lessons from Peabody Conservatory graduate Megan Davis.

Queens Gazette (N.Y.)
June 22, 2011
$2.9 M Grant Announced To Serve NYC Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

MyFoxDC.com
June 22, 2011
12-year-old gets perfect math score on SAT
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Karan Sarkar participated in the CTY Talent Search.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2011
Maryland leads pack in Under Armour All-America selections
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post notes that four former high school athletes from the Under Armour All-America list have committed to playing for JHU’s men’s lacrosse team: attackmen Wells Stanwick and Mike Daniello and defensemen John Kelly and Michael Pellegrino.

The Washington Post (AP)
June 22, 2011
US Congressman calls Egypt to release American-Israeli accused of spying for Israel
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article states that Ilan Grapel, who is accused of being an Israeli spy, graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies.

JTA
June 22, 2011
Egypt resumes investigation of U.S.-Israeli accusing of spying
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that accused Israeli spy, Ilan Grapel, attended Johns Hopkins University.

The Chronicle Herald (Canada)
June 22, 2011
Researchers: Seaweed may keep HIV symptoms at bay
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Jane Teas who has a PhD from the school of hygiene and public health at Johns Hopkins University.

Wilton Bulletin (Conn.)
June 23, 2011
Mark B. Nickel, 39, Wilton High alum (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Nickel attended Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of the lacrosse team.

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Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
June 22, 2011
Research University Groups Balk at Bill Aimed at Tracking Federal Spending
Congress's watchdog-in-chief wants to drastically expand the amount of information made public about how the federal government spends its money -- and some research university leaders say the plan would impose a mammoth burden with little benefit to taxpayers.

NPR – Planet Money blog
June 22, 2011
The Value Of College, In 2 Graphs
It's true that college is not a "golden ticket to a good job." But it makes a huge difference.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2011
Use of Paid Agents to Recruit International Students Sparks Lively Debate at Forum
Participants at the State Department event differed on the ethics of the practice. Some college officials resisted a national group's effort to impose a policy.

USA Today
June 22, 2011
Hunt is on for overseas college students
More than 50 U.S. colleges and universities participated in a higher education fair in Jakarta, Indonesia, to recruit students to U.S. colleges.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 23, 2011
New College Board Research on Young Men of Color Stirs Demand for Action
While a panel discussion held by The College Board on Capitol Hill this week was meant to highlight a new report on the lagging rates of educational attainment among non-White men, some of the panelists questioned the need for more research on the subject.

USA Today
June 22, 2011
NCAA drug testing shows increase in pot use
The number of college athletes testing positive for marijuana at postseason events nearly tripled in the NCAA's most recent analysis.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
June 23, 2011
Higher Education’s Future in Focus at Penn State Conference
Nearly 150 years after an act of Congress led to the establishment of the first land-grant universities, many of the public institutions face fiscal challenges amid tightening state budgets across the country.

Inside Higher Ed
June 23, 2011
Calling the Clicker Vote
As classroom devices proliferate, institutions look to campuswide adoptions to ease costs for students.

Huffington Post College (AP)
June 22, 2011
Yale Finally Returns Relics To Machu Picchu
Yale University agreed earlier this year to return the artifacts. They had been taken from the site by Hiram Bingham, the man who rediscovered the citadel for the outside world. Peru had been demanding their return for years.


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