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Wall Street Journal
June 24, 2011
Sizing Up bin Laden's Successor
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor and Middle East expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Philanthropy Journal
June 24, 2011
Nonprofits clearing hurdles to innovation
Johns Hopkins angle: Referring to a report from the Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project, this article states that while the lack of resources represents a big challenge for nonprofits wanting to develop and sustain innovative ideas, some nonprofits are using a handful of key strategies to overcome those challenges.

Renal Business Today
June 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins Students Win Award for Vascular Access Device
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a graduate student team from the Whiting School won top honors in the 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase for a medical device that is designed to provide reliable vascular access in dialysis treatments.

Indymedia Ireland
June 24, 2011
Climate Change: It's bad and getting worse
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Brian Schwartz, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Campus Technology
June 23, 2011
Where Does Desktop Virtualization Fit in Higher Ed?
Johns Hopkins angle: Campus Technology reports that The Johns Hopkins University is testing out a new virtualized desktop environment in two of its schools. The move is allowing the university to make its computing spaces more collaborative for students and extend software to students' personal computers.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2011
For Baltimore's mayor, no news is good news these days
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Stephen Pitcairn, the Johns Hopkins University research assistant who was killed July.

Reason Magazine
June 23, 2011
The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything: 20 to 30
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research on psilocybin.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2011
Bicycle advocates urge care on the roads
Johns Hopkins angle: This bicycle safety feature mentions the traffic collision last February that severely injured Nathan Krasnopoler, a Johns Hopkins student who was riding his bicycle near the Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2011
The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, Frederick Rasmussen discusses the comments he received about a recent piece he wrote about a 1974 Shriver Hall lecture delivered by Johns Hopkins graduate and accused spy Alger Hiss.

Newstrack (ANI)
June 23, 2011
Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use ups fracture risk in lung disease patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Sonal Singh of the School of Medicine is quoted in this ANI story.

B92 Radio (Belgrade, Serbia)
June 24, 2011
Mountain resort hosts economic forum
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio story reports that Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke will take part in a forum on economic policy.

Ivanhoe Newswire
June 24, 2011
Fixing Diabetic Nerve Damage
Johns Hopkins angle: Ivanhoe reports on a study led by Michael Polydefkis, associate professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, and Gigi Ebenezer, an assistant professor of neurology, which found that blood vessels and supporting cells appeared to be pivotal partners in repairing nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2011
Baltimore pastor to open on-demand methadone clinic
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Hendree Jones, a School of Medicine adjunct professor and addictions specialist, who referred to a 2006 study by other Johns Hopkins researchers.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2011
University of Delaware takes BRAC-training lead
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is mentioned in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2010
One of two dolphin calves found dead at National Aquarium
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that to help determine the cause of the baby dolphin’s death, a necropsy — the animal equivalent of an autopsy — is being performed at the Johns Hopkins Comparative Pathology Lab by aquarium and Johns Hopkins personnel.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2011
Karen Sitnick helps to launch Baltimore careers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Hicksville Illustrated News (N.Y.)
June 24, 2011
Meet Author Steve Piacente at the Hicksville Library
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Piacente earned a master’s degree in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University in 2000.

Staten Island Advance
June 24, 2011
Susan and Dr. John Piazza staged a black tie opera event in their Ward Hill home
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that one of the performers at the event was violinist Cynthia Marcus, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, from which she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance.

Malaya Business Insight (The Philippines)
June 24, 2011
Reynaldo Reyes in an all Beethoven piano sonatas concert at CCP
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that pianist Reyes received a Philippine Government Scholarship to study at the Peabody Institute, where he obtained his Masters Degree and the Artist Diploma.

The Capital (Annapolis)
June 24, 2011
Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform with St. Petersburg Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Julien Benichou, music director of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, studied music at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2011
Midtown parking lot could become locale for city’s next skyscraper
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions The Johns Hopkins University.


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Inside Higher Education
June 24, 2011
Slow Growing
Published tuition and fees at private colleges and universities will be an average of 4.6 percent higher this fall than last, according to a survey of 429 institutions by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2011
88% of Colleges Report Enrolling Students With Disabilities
A new report out today from the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Education Department’s statistical arm, says 88 percent of two- and four-year colleges reported enrolling students with disabilities in the 2008-9 academic year, or more than 707,000 students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2011
Obama Calls on University Research to Help Create Manufacturing Jobs
In a speech set for Friday morning (June 24, 2011) at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, President Obama plans to announce a $500-million endeavor through which universities and companies will be asked to develop innovations in manufacturing with the goal of expanding domestic employment.

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