Skip Navigation

jhu_logo


Today's News

     

Today's News Home
Archives
headlines@hopkins

 ____________________

Today's News is a service of the Office of News and Information.

901 S. Bond Street
Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone 443.287.9960 | Fax 443.287.9920 | todaysnews@jhu.edu

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Goddard, APL vie for NASA mission
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is one of three finalist teams competing for $425 million in NASA funding to launch a new planetary mission in 2016. APL will receive $3 million for preliminary design work on its proposal for a mission to Saturn.

Marketplace
May 5, 2011
As college applications swell, so do wait lists
Johns Hopkins angle:  John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions at JHU, is interviewed about the wait list process.

The Washington Post
May 5, 2011
Midwife pleads guilty to felonies in death of Alexandria newborn
Johns Hopkins angle: Harold Fox, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins, is mentioned.

Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
Tailored exercise programs may improve lung function for young cystic fibrosis patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study includes comments from lead author Shruti Paranjape, a pediatric pulmonary specialist and assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

New York Times
May 5, 2011
Art Review: What They Loved and What They Bought
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of an art exhibit collected by the Cone sisters of Baltimore, mentions that one of the sisters, Claribel Cone, attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a pathologist.
Johns%20Hopkins=&pagewanted=all

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Real Muslim leadership, not a terrorist's death, would be something to celebrate
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Bilal Rana, an anesthesiologist at the School of Medicine.

The Economist
May 5, 2011
A
reverse brain drain: Ambitious plans to become an Asian hub for Western education
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University is expected to set up a medical school in Malaysia.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2011
Preemies given human milk avoid a complication
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports on results of a multi-center study led by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Quoted is lead investigator Elizabeth Cristofalo, a Johns Hopkins neonatologist.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas)
May 5, 2011
Mrs. LaVerne Brown Snyder
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Mrs. Snyder graduated from the Peabody Institute.

U.S. News & World Report
May 5, 2011
Obama Team Bungles Osama Death Story and Photo
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Alvin Felzenberg, a lecturer in Advanced Academic Programs.

BBC News
May 5, 2011
Bin Laden's death and the US war in Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 6, 2011
'Bad' cholesterol is actually 'good'
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers from the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center were part of a team led by scientists at Texas A and M that found that low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or so-called "bad cholesterol" is not as bad as had been thought.

MedIndia
May 6, 2011
Children With Cystic Fibrosis Can Improve Lung Function With Simple Exercise
Johns Hopkins angle: A simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient's preference and lifestyle, can help improve lung function and overall  fitness, a small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study believes, in children and teens with cystic fibrosis.

Albany Times-Union
May 6, 2011
Teen prodigy getting a head start on higher ed
Johns Hopkins angle: Tyler Poublon was part of the CTY program.

CBS Philly
May 6, 2011
Brotherly Love: Singing Telegrams For Food Allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that proceeds from a website called EZGreetings.org -- a site that sells singing telegrams – benefits Johns Hopkins.

Washington Examiner
May 6, 2011
WKU Libraries join online cooperative
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins is part of the Online Computer Library Center Research Library Partnership.

Garden City News (N.J.)
May 6, 2011
How Garden City Science Students Spend Their Summer Vacations
Johns Hopkins angle: Senior Gloria DiMino spent the summer with undergraduates from Johns Hopkins University, where she took an upper level course in Neuroscience.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 6, 2011
Dr. Walter F. Ballinger II dies; surgeon and kite enthusiast (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Ballinger worked at Johns Hopkins during his career.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 6, 2011
Sydney Wynne Porter, radiation-safety expert, dies at 78 (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Porter completed graduate studies in physical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.

Napa Valley Register
May 6, 2011
Eleanor Lightner (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Lightner worked as a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins during her career.


The Washington Post
May 5, 2011
Midwife pleads guilty to felonies in death of Alexandria newborn
Johns Hopkins angle: Harold Fox, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins, is mentioned.

The Washington Post
May 6, 2011
Commencement 2011: Who’s speaking where
Johns Hopkins angle: Journalist Fareed Zakaria, this year's commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins University, is included in this list.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Alanson Lee Larimore, CPA, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Larimore worked for 39 years at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where he was supervisor of accounting and finance at the time of his 1990 retirement.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Porter did extensive postgraduate work in physical chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas)
May 5, 2011
Mrs. LaVerne Brown Snyder
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Mrs. Snyder graduated from the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
It's championship week in college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle:  ESPN reporter Quint Kessenich predicts that Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse team will be among the teams that will earn the top eight seeds and a home game in the first round of this year’s NCAA tournament.
Baltimore sun
May 5, 2011
Notebook: Army facing 'must-win' situation against Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story preview tonight’s men’s lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Army.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Johns Hopkins understands what awaits on Friday night
Johns Hopkins angle: This Faceoff blog post about tonight Johns Hopkins-Army men’s lacrosse game features comments from JHU Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2011
Fairfield tops No. 18 Loyola men, 10-9, in ECAC semifinals
Johns Hopkins angle: A column item on the Women’s American Lacrosse Conference tournament reports that Penn State defeated Johns Hopkins 17-11 in a quarterfinal game.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Alanson Lee Larimore, CPA, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Larimore worked for 39 years at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where he was supervisor of accounting and finance at the time of his 1990 retirement.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Porter did extensive postgraduate work in physical chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University.


Higher Education News

NPR – Morning Edition
May 6, 2011
Without A College Degree, Hard-Pressed For Jobs
The recession hit everyone — rich and poor and in-between. The recovery, though, hasn't been so democratic; the "in-between" — people living above the poverty line, but below the average wage who made big plans during the last decade — are now fighting just to get a job.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2011
UM researchers receive $23.4 million to research AIDS vaccine
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be able to move forward nearly decades-long work on a promising HIV/AIDS vaccine after receiving their biggest research gift ever — $23.4 million from a consortium led by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 5, 2011
U.S. News Praises Colleges for Admitting Only the Best Students - Innovations Blog
Focusing on the success of institutions that education only a tiny fraction of the most academically talented and well prepared students in the country—a  disproportionate number of whom have college-educated, relatively wealthy parents—is not just meaningless. It is destructive in sending the wrong signal to colleges that being more selective in their admissions processes is the route to success.

Inside Higher Ed
May 6, 2011
Picking a Fight
A legal dispute between college bookstores and Amazon about the Internet giant's advertisements takes the textbook war on an unusual foray outside the marketplace.

Newport News, Va., Daily Press
May 5, 2011
Hampton University president donates $1 million to raise staff salaries
Hampton University President William Harvey and his wife have donated $1 million of their fortune to the university to raise salaries for instructional staff.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
May 5, 2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The university is one of many around the nation that have been accused of ignoring sexual assaults, minimizing them, ruling against victims or trying to make them go away.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2011
UM student is facing federal indictment over fake IDs
While some college students consider fake IDs a rite of passage, the Maryland U.S. attorney underscored their illegality Thursday, announcing federal charges against a scholarship winner accused of making and selling phony driver's licenses from his College Park dorm for a few months in 2009.

Huffington Post College
May 6, 2011
Max Haskin, Ben Mann And Edward Williams Charged With Misdemeanor After George Desdunes' Death
At least three Cornell students have been charged with with misdemeanors in connection with the death of George Desdunes, a 19-year-old fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning in February.
New York Times
May 6, 2011
A University Trustee Expands on His View of What Is Offensive
A City University of New York trustee rose this week at a board meeting to block an honorary degree to the playwright Tony Kushner, declaring him an “extremist” opponent and critic of Israel. It was a startling development for a board that appeared to be on the verge of rubber-stamping a bundle of honorary degrees proposed by the colleges within the university.

USA Today – Lifeline Live blog
May 5, 2011
Conan O'Brien to give Dartmouth commencement address
Why did Conan O'Brien say yes to Dartmouth after turning down a decades' worth of requests for college commencement speeches? Dartmouth President Jim Kim was a student of Conan O'Brien's father, Harvard University infectious-disease professor Thomas O'Brien.

Baltimore Sun (Tribune)
May 6, 2011
Northwestern giving Stephen Colbert honorary degree
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning "Colbert Report" front man, a Northwestern alum, is among four honorary degree recipients scheduled for Northwestern University's commencement exercises June 17.

Johns Hopkins University