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BBC World Service
April 12, 2010
Nigeria's acting president in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Lewis, who is included in this radio discussion, is director of the African Studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Washingtonpost.com
April 13, 2010
On Leadership: The duty of leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, opines on how leaders can fight the natural tendency among followers to put off dealing with what seem like such abstract and complicated threats.

New York Times
April 13, 2010
Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that for the first time in decades, researchers (including those at the Bloomberg School of Public Health) are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980.

United Press International
April 13, 2010
Millions of women, babies die annually
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jennifer Bryce, a child health researcher and senior scientist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
April 13, 2010
Race to the Top should help desegregate schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about a ruling ordering a rural Mississippi county to stop segregating students cites Johns Hopkins researchers’ work on schools that have high drop-out rates among African American students.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News)
April 13, 2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a new study, led by Wendy Bennett of the School of Medicine, found that undergoing weight-loss surgery before having a baby greatly lowers the risk that obese women will develop major health problems during pregnancy.

PhysOrg.com
April 14, 2010
Weight-loss surgery lowers risk of pregnancy complications in obese women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a JHU study that found that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before having a baby have a much lower risk of developing serious health problems during pregnancy.

Sify News (India)
April 14, 2010
Bariatric surgery 'cuts risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire article quotes the School of Medicine’s Wendy L. Bennett, an assistant professor of medicine who led the study.

The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
April 14, 2010
Weight-loss surgery cuts pregnancy risks in obese women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new School of Medicine study indicating that obese women who undergo weight-loss surgery before having a baby have a much lower risk of developing serious health problems during pregnancy.

Gant Daily (AHN)
April 14, 2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Pregnancy Risks In Obese Women
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News piece reports that Johns Hopkins researchers have found that obese women who have weight-loss surgery before getting pregnant significantly lower their chances of developing dangerous high blood pressure disorders during their pregnancy.

China Economic Net
April 14, 2010
President Hu offers nuclear security support
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes economist Pieter Bottelier, an adjunct professor of China studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Gazette.net (Montgomery County, Md.)
April 14, 2010
Council OKs updated biotech park plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Montgomery County Council has moved toward setting requirements that will stage and scale back potential development of a “Science City’ between Rockville and Gaithersburg, an area that includes JHU’s Montgomery County Campus.

Gazette.net (Montgomery County, Md.)
April 14, 2010
Both sides of Gaithersburg West issue
Johns Hopkins angle: These letters to the editor comment on the proposed “Science City” development, which would include the Belward Farm property owned by JHU.

ScientificAmerican.com
April 14, 2010
Regaining the Rainbow
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that few years ago scientists at the School of Medicine inserted the gene for the human L-type photopigment into mice and that after several generations of breeding, the mice responded to the extra hue information.

New Kerala (India)
April 14, 2010
'Love handles' repurposed for breast reconstruction in slim women
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story includes comments from one of the study’s leaders, Ariel N. Rad, an assistant professor of cosmetic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2010
Keeping kids safe on the playground
Johns Hopkins angle: Keshia Pollack, an assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, is mentioned in this story.

CNN.com
April 14, 2010
Thai PM faces challenge from election commission
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Thailand’s Foreign Minister Kasit Pirmoya, who spoke Monday at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily News & Analysis (India)
April 14, 2010
Male teens getting inadequate counseling about HIV, STDs
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new study, led by Arik Marcell of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, found that despite the national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys still get too little counseling from their doctors about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 14, 2010
IPO highlights region's big slice of life sciences
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Philadelphia region’s leading position in developing cutting-edge drugs and therapies mentions Morphotek, a 10-year-old company that uses technology from JHU.

Baltimore Messenger
April 13, 2010
Rotunda plan: longer-range, less ambitious
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that representatives of Hekemian & Co., which is redeveloping the Rotunda mall, discussed their plans earlier this year with officials of JHU, which recently bought the Zurich insurance company's former office building next to the Rotunda on Keswick Road.

Baltimore Messenger
April 14, 2010
'Earth Day' finds composer sitting on top of the world
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that composer Vivian Adelberg Rudow received a bachelor of music degree from Peabody Institute in 1960.

Owings Mills Times
April 14, 2010
Grace and Power
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about martial arts grandmaster Huang Chien-Liang mentions that he has taught at Peabody.

Nipawin Journal (Canada)
April 13, 2010
Talent will be on display at music festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that adjudicator Joan Savage has a degree in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Herald (Smithfield, N.C.)
April 14, 2010
Cardiologist named to medical council
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Eric Janis of Clayton, who has been named to the State Health Coordinating Council, is a graduate of JHU’s School of Medicine, where he also completed his medicine residency and fellowship in cardiology.

Owings Mills Times
April 14, 2010
Newsmakers
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Barry Waldman, who has been elected as president of the Sinai Hospital Medical Staff, is also a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Daily News
April 14, 2010
6 finalists in running of Renaissance schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that six groups are still in the running for a chance to transform some of the Philadelphia district's failing schools, include the Johns Hopkins/Diploma Now team.

The Week
April 14, 2010
Medicinal 'magic mushrooms': The new Prozac?

Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a wide range of medical researchers and universities, including those at Johns Hopkins, are studying psilocybin.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2010
Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists announced
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU teacher Matthew Porterfield, an independent filmmaker who directed "Hamilton" and the upcoming "Putty Hill,” is a finalist.

USA Today
April 14, 2010
Denver Nuggets Team Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that samples of Nuggets Coach George Karl’s squamous cell head/neck tumor are being analyzed at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Seacoast Online (Portsmourth, N.H.)
April 14, 2010
York Middle School students honored for achievement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that middle schools in Portsmouth, N.H., and York and South Berwick, Maine, received distinctive honors as each placed in their state's top 10 in the 2009 JHU Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Seacoast Online (Portsmourth, N.H.)
April 14, 2010
Thumbs up to setting high standard
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece offers a “thumbs up” to York Middle School for finishing in the Top 10 of Maine schools in the JHU Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

The Washington Post
April 14, 2010
First Bite: Ethiopic in the Atlas District of Northeast
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief restaurant review quotes Meseret Bekele, a financial aid officer at Johns Hopkins University.

The Journal News (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.)
April 14, 2010
John Jay gets a leg up on competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports article mentions that high school lacrosse athlete Jameson Pickel will attend JHU in the fall.

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New York Times
April 14, 2010
For Students, a Waiting List Is Scant Hope
Uncertain how many applicants will accept admission offers, many colleges are placing more on waiting lists. Duke, which had a record 27,000 freshman applicants, has wait-listed 3,383 people.

Washington Post
April 14, 2010
Beating of University of Maryland student by police probed by county prosecutors
Three police officers beat an unarmed University of Maryland student with their batons after a basketball game last month in an incident that was caught on video.

Inside Higher Ed
April 14, 2010
Why They Take So Long
A study documents the lengthening of time students take to complete undergraduate degrees, but links the shift to a lack of resources of institutions and of those enrolled.

Wall Street Journal
April 12, 2010
Medical Schools Can't Keep Up
The new federal health-care law has raised the stakes for hospitals and schools already scrambling to train more doctors.

Inside Higher Ed
April 14, 2010
Sickle Cell Testing, Unless Athletes Balk
NCAA will require Division I programs to test for the trait or get a liability waiver from athletes. Eight college football players have died from acute rhabdomyolysis, as a result of carrying the sickle cell trait, in the past decade.

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