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TIME Magazine
November 13, 2009
Why Does the U.S. Want to Seize Mosques?
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Ruth Wedgwood, director of the International Law and Organizations Program at School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2009
New mammogram guidelines fuel contradiction, confusion
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Lillie Shockney, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation breast cancer center.

WTOL (Toledo)
November 16, 2009
Ten ways to cut health-care costs right now
Johns Hopkins angle: This Business Week story mentions that, in 2001, Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins Hospital came up with a five-item checklist that proved highly effective at curbing contamination. It calls for all staff to wash their hands before touching patients; clean patients' skin with strong antiseptic; wear masks, caps, and gowns; and take other common-sense precautions.

USA Today
November 16, 2009
How much to tip at hotels, and when: A primer for guests
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni is quoted in this article about when to tip and why.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2009
Crisis pregnancy centers operate on moral precepts, not science
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was authored by Eva M. Moore, a fellow in adolescent medicine in the Johns Hopkins Medical School's Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Robert W. Blum is the Robert W. Gates Sr. professor and chairman of the Department of Population at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg
November 17, 2009
TeliaSonera Uses Post-Soviet Coupons to Buy Azeri Mobile Firm
Johns Hopkins angle: Svante Cornell of the School of Advanced International Studies comments in this article.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2009
National Opera Week in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Peabody Opera Theatre will offer Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" Thursday through Sunday.

Ivanhoe Newswire
November 17, 2009
Report: Young Athletes Need Dual Screening for Heart Defects
Johns Hopkins angle: Comprehensive heart screening could save the lives of more young athletes, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Theodore Abraham of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blog
November 17, 2009
Better heart screening could save young athletes
Johns Hopkins angle: Comprehensive heart screening could save the lives of more young athletes, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Theodore Abraham of the School of Medicine.

WebMD
November 16,2 2009
Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Heart Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Some men with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are at particularly high risk of developing heart disease and weakened bones that can lead to osteoporosis, according to a study led by Erin Michos of the School of Medicine.

Ivanhoe Newswire
November 17, 2009
Low Vitamin D Tied to Estrogen Decline
Johns Hopkins angle: Some men with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are at particularly high risk of developing heart disease and weakened bones that can lead to osteoporosis, according to a study led by Erin Michos of the School of Medicine.

Gant Daily (AHN)
November 17, 2009
Frequent Migraines May Signal Stroke Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News story reports that a new study out of the School of Medicine concludes that migraine headaches may be a harbinger to the most common type of stroke.

Forbes.com
November 16, 2009
The Giving Chain
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Helene Gayle of CARE earned a master's degree in public health from JHU.

Savannah Morning News
November 16, 2009
Surgical trailblazer Dr. Julian Quattlebaum Jr. led by example
Johns Hopkins angle: Quattlebaum interned in surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from 1951-52.

The Times of India
November 17, 2009
Exercise-linked irregular heartbeats not risky for healthy older adults
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study by researchers at JHU and the National Institute on Aging said that older adults who are healthy but who experience irregular heartbeats after exercising are not at risk, according to this ANI report.

Greensboro News and Record (N.C.)
November 17, 2009
Editorial: Dig deeper at landfill
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions that "it is virtually impossible to tell what caused a specific person to develop pancreatic cancer," according to information on the Web page of the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at the School of Medicine.

Charlotte Observer
November 16, 2009
Start, finish the college essay with a big bang
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about writing college essays offers advice given by JHU's admissions office on how essays are evaluated.

Modern Ghana
November 16, 2009
Largest Family Planning Conference opens
Johns Hopkins angle: The International Conference on Family Planning: "Research and Best Practices," which would be held from November 15-18, is supported by more than 30 organizations and co-sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Makerere University School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
November 15, 2009
Part 1: A competent man
Johns Hopkins angle: This four part series on Doc McQuaid states that he earned his Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Maryland Daily Record
November 15, 2009
Emergent to open plant in East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: The Institute for Policy Studies is mentioned in this article about a Rockville company's plans to open a biotechnology manufacturing facility in East Baltimore.

HealthDay
November 17, 2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Lawrence Appel, a professor of general internal medicine in the School of Medicine. He is senior author of a new study on the benefits of the DASH diet.

IRIN News (Integrated Regional Information Networks)
November 17, 2009
AFRICA: "The fewer the children the better the care"
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on an international conference in Africa on family planning, organized by the Gates Foundation and Johns Hopkins and Makerere universities. Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Scientific American
November 2009 Issue
For Sale: Human Eggs Become a Research Commodity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Debra Mathews, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and a member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Press Trust of India
November 17, 2009
Migraine raises risk of stroke: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story includes comments from lead researcher Saman Nazarian, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine.

Technology Review MIT)
November 17, 2009
New Hope for Neuron Protection
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Lee Martin, a professor of pathology and neuroscience in the School of Medicine.

The Telegraph (United Kingdom)
November 16, 2009
Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure linked

Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Giulio Agnetti, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine. He is quoted.

WebMD.com
November 16, 2009
Link Between Alzheimer's, Heart Failure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Giulio Agnetti, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine. He is quoted.

Science News
November 16, 2009
B vitamin outperforms another drug in keeping arteries clear
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from said Roger Blumenthal of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Bennington Banner (Vermont)
November 16, 2009
Mensa accepts area 8-year-old
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about an 8-year-old boy who was recently inducted into American Mensa mentions that he was also recognized by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth for his high academic honors and achievement.

Lehigh Valley Sports (Harrisburg, Pa.)
November 17, 2009
John Troxell of Phillipsburg named top football coach in Centennial Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions that the JHU football team’s defensive back Mike Milano was named to the Centennial Conference first team all-stars.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
November 16, 2009
Emergent to create up to 125 jobs in new Baltimore facility
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Emergent BioSolutions, a Rockville-based biopharmaceutical company, will open a biotechnology manufacturing facility near the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon speaks about “great research institutions such as Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland as potential partners in the area.”

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 15, 2009
Ebony and ivory - and longevity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Eleanor Sokoloff, a 95-year-old teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, mentions that her daughter, Laurie Sokoloff, is principal piccolo player with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2009
Hopkins' Kase, Wixted named Centennial Players of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins senior running back Andrew Kase and senior strong safety Colin Wixted were named Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2009
Loyola, Maryland to meet in first round of College Cup
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sports Digest column reports that, in Division III, Johns Hopkins' first-round NCAA tournament game at top-ranked Messiah in Grantham, Pa., will be played this Saturday at 5 p.m.

The Washington Post
November 17, 2009
Bernard Korenblit (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Korenblit, 92, retired from the Applied Physics Laboratory as director of technology transfer.



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USA Today
November 17, 2009
Students drink more and more often if living in coed dorms
Students in coed dorms are nearly 2½ times as likely to drink to excess on a weekly basis than those in single-sex dorms. More than 90 percent of college dorms today house both sexes.

New York Times
November 15, 2009
Universities Turn to Consultants to Trim Budgets
A consultant came up with recommendations that it said could save the University of North Carolina more than $150 million a year. Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley, have also hired consultants.

Inside Higher Ed
November 17, 2009
Wanted: Obama's Help
William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, said that colleges and universities need help in expanding the populations they serve and improving their graduation rates.

Washington Post
November 14, 2009
In-state students' admission obstacle: their home address
Universities are looking harder at nonresident students and their tuition dollars during the recession as other revenue sources dwindle.

Washington Post
November 14, 2009
Downturn stalls U-Md.'s plans for upscale East Campus district
The University of Maryland has suffered a setback in its $700 million plan for a proposed district of upscale restaurants, shops and housing that it hopes will build a stronger sense of a college town.

Washington Post – Federal Diary column
November 17, 2009
Luring top young talent to public service
The Roosevelt Scholars program would draw young people to key positions in the federal service with the promise of paying their college expenses.

Inside Higher Ed
November 16, 2009
Progress in Combating Gambling
The NCAA’s efforts to educate college athletes about the dangers of gambling appear to have reduced heavy wagering, but a near doubling of online gambling suggests a burgeoning problem, and casual betting on sports is also on the rise.

Associated Press
November 17, 2009
Job prospects drawing students to ag schools
A growing number of students being drawn to ag schools around the country by science, the job prospects for those who are good at it and, for some, an interest in the environment.

Johns Hopkins University