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NPR “Morning Edition”
June 27, 2011
The Parkinson's Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now
Johns Hopkins angle: Story includes tape from a video consult with a Parkinson’s patient by School of Medicine neurologist Ray Dorsey.

New York Times
June 26, 2011
Job Jugglers, on the Tightrope
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that a national study by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies found that young women who worked primarily in part-time jobs did not make higher wages in their 30s than in their 20s.

Astrobiology Magazine
June 27, 2011
Islands of Life, Part I
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School biologist Jocelyne DiRuggiero is mentioned.

MSNBC
June 27, 2011
Nurse's suicide highlights twin tragedies of medical errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about medical errors mentions Albert Wu, a professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2011
Baltimore County man, 37, indicted in hit-and-run that injured Hopkins students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced Friday that Thomas D. Green, 37, of Baltimore County, has been taken into custody after being indicted in a hit-and-run accident that injured undergraduates Benjamin Zucker and Rachel Cohen in early May.

WBAL-TV
June 24, 2011
Driver Charged Months After Hit-And-Run Near JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: A report about the grand jury indictment of Thomas D. Green in the hit-and-run accident that injured two university undergraduates last month. Tracey Reeves, director of the university's Office of News and Information, is quoted.

WJZ-TV
June 25, 2011
Man Indicted In Hit-And-Run Of 2 JHU Students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Thomas D. Green has been charged in the hit-and-run accident that injured two JHU students, sophomore Ben Zucker and freshman Rachel Cohen.

WTOP (AP)
June 25, 2011
Man indicted in hit-and-run of 2 JHU students
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that Baltimore prosecutors have charged Thomas D. Green in a hit-and-run accident that injured JHU students Ben Zucker and Rachel Cohen last month.


EMG.RS (Serbia)
June 26, 2011
Serbia's economy is facing same challenges as 20 years ago
Johns Hopkins angle: An article reporting on comments made by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke at a forum titled “Summer Vivaldi Forum- Forecasting 2012.”

Oakland Tribune (Calif.)
June 27, 2011
School's Out: East Bay kids ask state lawmakers how they spent their childhood summers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research into so-called “summer slide,” which is the loss of learning over the summer vacation months.

New York Times
June 25, 2011
Azerbaijan and Armenia Fail to End Enclave Dispute
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Svante E. Cornell, a Caucasus expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2011
Chávez Illness Sparks Succession Talk
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, head of Latin American studies at SAIS, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 25, 2011
Rocket launch set for Tuesday at Wallops will be visible for most of Mid-Atlantic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Tuesday’s scheduled launch of a rocket carrying the ORS-1 battlefield imaging satellite mentions that the satellite was tested at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
June 25, 2011
Many drugs in short supply at hospitals, pharmacies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story are Pamela Lipsett, a School of Medicine professor of trauma surgery, and John Lewin, division director for critical care and surgery pharmacies at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Daily India (ANI)
June 27, 2011
Now, therapies to get cancer cells ‘back to normal’ besides killing them
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports on a new School of Medicine study that promises to make cancer treatment more tolerable and successful by focusing on therapies that could help cancer cells get back to normal, in addition to strategies for killing them. Quoted is Andrew Feinberg, director of the Center for Epigenetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
June 27, 2011
Scientists Claim Methylation Chaos in Cancer Contributes to Cell Adaptability
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about research led by Andrew P Feinberg, M.D., professor of molecular medicine and director of the Center for Epigenetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.

Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2011
Drug Offers Hope In Diabetes Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Tom Donner, acting director of the diabetes center at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2011
Hopkins cardiologist named head of Heart Association
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that Gordon Tomaselli, a School of Medicine professor and director of the Division of Cardiology, will become the next president of the American Heart Association on July 1. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2011
Second dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a second deceased National Aquarium dolphin calf, like the first, has been sent to the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology for a necropsy, the animal equivalent of an autopsy.

WJZ-TV
June 26, 2011
Dolphin Show Cancelled Sunday As Aquarium Mourns Loss Of Another Calf
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report about the death of another dolphin calf, new tests are being performed by Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology.

WBAL-TV
June 26, 2011
National Aquarium Mourns Loss Of 2nd Dolphin Calf
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the death of another dolphin calf at the National Aquarium notes that new tests are being performed by Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 27, 2011
Penn medical school dean leaves big legacy
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Chi Dang, vice dean for Research at the School of Medicine. According to this story, Dang is leaving Johns Hopkins to lead Penn’s cancer center.

Scientific American
June 26, 2011
Bill Gates Urges Young Scientists to Consider the 'Needs of the Poorest'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Sandra Chishimba of the Malaria Research Trust and Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Wichita Eagle (Kan.)
June 26, 2011
Six Wichita health workers see how simulated training works
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Elizabeth “Betsy” A. Hunt, director of the Johns Hopkins Simulation Center.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
June 26, 2011
U.S. must create 21M jobs by 2020; Tampa Bay innovators are doing their part
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned is Dr. Jonathan Ellen, pediatrics professor at the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (ANI)
June 25, 2011
New natural mechanism may control incurable Huntington's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a natural mechanism that might help in stopping or preventing the development of Huntington's disease. Quoted is Russell L. Margolis, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine.

AsiaOne
June 24, 2011
Help them or let them die
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about conjoined twins Saba and Farah Shakeel notes that pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center traveled to Delhi to examine the girls.

Baltimore Sun
June 26, 2011
Neighborhoods surrounding Pimlico Race Course to receive $2 million in slots revenue this year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a plan to revitalize Park Heights states that some residents are worried because they “look across town, to East Baltimore, where demolition of the Murphy Homes public housing high-rise and new development by Johns Hopkins Hospital obliterated large portions of run-down housing and sent residents elsewhere.”

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
June 25, 2011
Former Lathrop student hopes to turn double bass talent into performing career
Johns Hopkins angle: Avalon Lee is a junior at Peabody.

Indianapolis Star
June 26, 2011
Mark Cudek artistic director, Indianapolis Early Music Festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A interview is conducted with Mark Cudek, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member.

Vegas Inc. (Henderson, Nev.)
June 27, 2011
The People: June 27, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Christopher Neuhauser, supervising community manager for Benchmark Association Services, has bachelor’s degrees in education from The Johns Hopkins University and in music performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Carroll County Times (Md.)
June 26, 2011
HISTORY PROJECT: Respect for music fuels lifetime musician, teacher
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about retired public school teacher Jim Ryon mentions that Ryon attended the Peabody Conservatory, where he received his master's degree in applied trombone.

Star Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.)
June 25, 2011
People in the Twin Tiers College news
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Danielle Edwards, received a master's degree in opera performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded an outstanding vocal student award from the faculty at graduation

Northern Virginia Daily
June 27, 2011
Local pupil chosen for Cooke Foundation program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Center for Talented Youth.

The Washington Post
June 26, 2011
Annual biotech convention comes to an evolved Washington region
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post (Capital Business)
June 26, 2011
Virginia targets biotech sector in growth efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

WJZ-TV
June 24, 2011
Lululemon Reopens For Business After Employee’s Murder
Johns Hopkins angle: A report about the reopening of The Lululemon store where Carey Business School student Jayna Murray was killed.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2011
UMBC student, 22, found dead in Baltimore City, family says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the deceased student’s older brother, Babar Sultan, is a medical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

NPR
June 26, 2011
A Tale Of Two Sisters And Their Serious Eye For Art
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Cone sisters’ interest in art grew after they met Gertrude and Leo Stein, who were studying at Johns Hopkins University in the 1890s.

Waterville Morning Sentinel (Maine)
June 27, 2011
Pediatric dentist Jonathan Shenkin attacks tooth decay the fun way
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Shenkin earned a master’s of public health degree at Johns Hopkins.

JTA
June 26, 2011
Egypt extends remand of accused spy Ilan Grapel
Johns Hopkins angle: Grapel studied international relations at JHU.

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Inside Higher Ed
June 27, 2011
The Case for More College Grads
A leading economist argues that U.S. has produced too few graduates for decades -- and that failure to reverse trend imperils economy.

USA Today
June 23, 2011
U.S. colleges' appeal fading for foreign students
The United States used to be the destination of choice for young Indonesians and other foreign students seeking a college degree outside their home country. During the past decade, however, the USA has become a harder sell.

Christian Science Monitor
June 23, 2011
Achievement gap for Hispanic students hasn't narrowed in 20 years
A first-of-its kind the National Assessment of Educational Progress report finds hints of progress, but mostly a stubborn achievement gap between Hispanic and white students.

New York Times – Sunday Review
June 26, 2011
Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off
Skeptics say college is overrated, but those with degrees make more even when their jobs don’t require higher education.

Journal & Courier (Ind.)
June 23, 2011
Purdue fills in costs of 'Makers, all' campaign
Purdue University's marketing campaign has been criticized by affiliates.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 26, 2011
At Princeton, a Life Taken
The suicide of a senior lecturer, after he was suspended and banned from the campus, raises questions about his behavior, and the university's.

New York Times
June 24, 2011
Private College Costs Rising 4.6 Percent
Tuition and fees at private nonprofit colleges and universities will increase by an average of 4.6 percent — about $1,228 — for the next academic year, according to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Chronicle Review
June 26, 2011
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Med Student
The author, a student at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, writes "I watch my younger classmates multitask during lectures while I down energy supplements just to keep from nodding off."

New York Times
June 26, 2011
Green Jobs Attract Graduates
Sustainability seems to resonate with droves of ambitious, young innovators seeking jobs with meaning.



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