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Baltimore Business Journal
May 12, 2011
JHU president Daniels outlines school's local initiatives
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on a letter President Ronald J. Daniels sent to students, staff and faculty outlining the importance of the school’s relationship with Baltimore and the new initiatives the school is embarking on.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins official to be COO at U.Va.
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the University of Virginia has named Johns Hopkins’ vice president for finance Michael Strine as its next executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The Washington Post (AP)
May 13, 2011
UVa names Johns Hopkins CFO Strine to succeed executive VP Sandridge
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that the University of Virginia has named Johns Hopkins’ vice president for finance Michael Strine as its next executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Dean and CEO of Hopkins Medicine to retire
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Edward Miller, who has overseen a vast expansion of Johns Hopkins Medicine — on Baltimore's east side and in countries around the world — since taking over as dean and chief executive in 1997, plans to retire next year.

Maryland Daily Record
May 13, 2011
Hopkins dorm tower tops out
Johns Hopkins angle: This week-in-review roundup reports on the completion of the top-floor framing of a 20-story, $60 million student residence tower north of Johns Hopkins Hospital that was celebrated late last week by Hopkins administrators and East Baltimore Development Inc. officials.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 12, 2011
Constellation merger could cause local board shakeup
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
WIC cuts: Balancing the budget on the backs of babies
Johns Hopkins angle: David Paige, the co-writer of this commentary, is a professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Antiretroviral drugs control HIV transmission
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on two studies conducted in Thailand and Malawi by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, including David Celentano, the Charles Armstrong Chair and Professor of Epidemiology.

MSNBC (Reuters)
May 12, 2011
Diabetics more likely to get cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Brancati of the School of Medicine is quoted in this Reuters story.

Med India
May 12, 2011
Nerve Cells Navigation System Revealed
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by neuroscientist Alex Kolodkin of the School of Medicine, a team of researchers has identified have identified the navigation system of nerve cells. The mechanism by which two closely related proteins guide projections from nerve cells with great accuracy, alternately attracting and repelling the axons.

People's Daily Online
May 13, 2011
NATO chief envisions role in reconstruction of Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke at SAIS on Thursday.

Forbes Blogs
May 12, 2011
The Increasing Problem of Space Junk
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about the detritus floating in space mentions Marshall Kaplan of APL.

Wilton Bulletin (Conn.)
May 12, 2011
Student writer wins abundance of awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Christian Whitmer, 17, Wilton resident and senior at The Collegiate School in New York City, won a contest for an essay he wrote for the Center for Talented Youth magazine, Imagine.

The Malaysian Insider
May 13, 2011
People with diabetes at higher risk for cancer, says US study
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Brancati of Johns Hopkins is quoted.

Zee News (IANS)
May 13, 2011
A bug that nips malaria in the bud
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by George Dimopoulos, senior study author and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute has identified a bug that nips malaria in the bud by halting the development of the parasite, plasmodium falciparum, that causes it.

Washington Examiner
May 12, 2011
2011 NCAA lacrosse first-round preview capsules
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports thatNo. 3 Hofstra takes on Johns Hopkins in lacrosse on Saturday at Homewood Field.

EW.com
May 13, 2011
'Parks and Recreation': Double your episodes, double your fun
Johns Hopkins angle: This recap of last night’s episodes of “Parks and Recreation” mentions that Leslie talked about Johns Hopkins University dorms.

CNN
May 12, 2011
More than 100 refugees from Misrata arrive in Benghazi
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments made by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at SAIS on Thursday.

AZCentral.com
May 12, 2011
New drugs advances fight against pancreatic cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this USA Today story is cancer specialist Nilofer Azad, from the Kimmel Cancer Center.

Miami Herald
May 12, 2011
Drug prevents sickle cell pain, even in young children
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins are involved in the study.

Financial Times
May 12, 2011
HIV risk lessened by early treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dr Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty Aids International Training and Research Program.

iVillage Health (HealthDay News0
May 12, 2011
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay News piece is Daniel Webster, professor and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Eric Lee Wolf, MARC conductor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Eric Wolf notes that his wife of 29 years, Mary Jo Wolf, is a registered nurse in the neurological critical care unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Gulf News
May 12, 2011
The weak dollar problem

Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Steve Hanke, an applied economist from the Whiting School of Engineering.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Goalies will play key role in Hofstra-Hopkins first-round tilt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews Saturday’s NCAA tournament first-round men’s lacrosse contest between Johns Hopkins and Hofstra. JHU Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Food for thought: Breaking down five NCAA lacrosse playoff games
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, Quint Kessenich shares his thoughts about Saturday’s NCAA tournament first-round men’s lacrosse contest between Johns Hopkins and Hofstra.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Hopkins' Bassett not running to stand still
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post focuses on Pierce Bassett, the junior goalkeeper on JHU’s men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Chesapeake Bayhawks primed for run at another MLL title
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions that midfielder Mike Kimmel joined the Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacrosse last year after finishing his playing career at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Peering into the troubled mind of Robert Schumann
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra event this weekend will include a discussion of composer Robert Schumann’s mental illness. One of the speakers will be Kay Redfield Jamison, a School of Medicine professor of psychiatry who has written about her own bipolar disorders.

Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau)
May 13, 2011
Southeast professor, classical guitarist Patrick Rafferty wins prize from St. Louis art society
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that guitarist Patrick Rafferty earned his master of music degree and graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Institute.

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New York Times
May 12, 2011
Squeezed Cities Ask Nonprofits for More Money
As recession-racked cities struggle to balance their budgets with everything short of feeling behind sofa cushions for loose change, a growing number are seeking more money — just don’t use the word taxes — from nonprofit institutions that occupy valuable land but by law do not pay property taxes.

NPR (Fresh Air from WHYY)
May 12, 2011
For-Profit Colleges: Targeting People Who Can't Pay
The for-profit college industry has grown substantially in the past decade by targeting underprivileged students who qualify for federal loans, investigative journalist Daniel Golden says. But he says many of these students aren't getting what they hoped for out of college.

USA Today
May 13, 2011
Apps make college easier to access
No time for class? Pull out your iPhone. A small but growing cadre of online universities is developing mobile apps to help students pursue their studies whenever and wherever they want.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 13, 2011
Tornado No Match for New Shaw University President
It’s been an unusual spring for Shaw University and new president Irma McClaurin as efforts have gotten underway to get the campus repaired from tornado damage.

Inside Higher Ed
May 13, 2011
Fixing Accreditation, From the Inside
Higher ed associations have created a panel to study and suggest changes to the quality assurance system -- not in the least to ward off government action.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
UM students' human-powered helicopter becomes airborne
Engineering students at the University of Maryland are claiming a world record after successfully lofting their human-powered Gamera helicopter a few inches above a gymnasium floor Thursday afternoon at the Comcast Center in College Park.

ABC News – Campus Chatter
May 10, 2011
Blogging 101: Syracuse Univ. Offers Blog Writing Course
Offered through the university's School of Information Studies, also known as the iSchool, it's open to students of any major and is not journalism course.

Inside Higher Ed
May 13, 2011
Translating 'Grad Student' Into English
Emory asks dissertation writers to summarize and spell out their research in language that the general public can understand, a difficult undertaking for some.

New York Times
May 13, 2011
University System Perk Becomes Pension Liability
A supplemental cash benefit for university employees, with a guaranteed return of 7.5 or 8.5 percent, now represents a $1.3 billion obligation.

New York Times
May 13, 2011
Improving the Science of Teaching Science
A study explores improving classroom instruction, using research-backed methods for testing students’ understanding as well as how science is taught.

Detroit Free Press
May 12, 2011
Spring Arbor delays commencement after widespread illness
Spring Arbor University has postponed its commencement after more than 170 students on campus reported feeling ill. Officials at the school, about 90 miles west of Detroit near Jackson, said students report symptoms that match up with norovirus.

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