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Washington Post Blogs
April 21, 2010
On Leadership: Rising to the occasion
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses how the chief executives of KLM and British Airways’ decision to join their crews on test flights to show consumers that it is safe to fly was an important, symbolic leadership action.

CNN.com
April 21, 2010
Study: Children of suicide more likely to take their own lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN piece reports on a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, which indicates that children who lose a parent to suicide are three times more likely to commit suicide than those with living parents. Lead investigator Holly Wilcox is quoted.

Psych Central
April 22, 2010
Parental Suicide Places Child at Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research led by Holly C. Wilcox, a psychiatric epidemiologist.

Sify News (India)
April 22, 2010
Children who lose parent to suicide may go the same way
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story reports on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research led by Holly C. Wilcox, a psychiatric epidemiologist.

All Headline News
April 22, 2010
Children Of Suicide Victims More Likely To Die Same Way
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers say a parent dying from suicide increases the risk of that person’s child dying the same way.

Vancouver Sun
April 22, 2010
Children who lose a parent to suicide are more likely to kill themselves, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: The CanWest article reports on a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, which indicates that children who lose a parent to suicide are three times more likely to commit suicide than those with living parents. Lead investigator Holly Wilcox is quoted.

City Pulse (Lansing, Mich.)
April 21, 2010
Family Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story centers on Brad Leithauser, author of “The Art Student’s War" and a faculty member in the Writing Seminars program at JHU’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Business Day (Nigeria)
April 22, 2010
Igbo studies in America
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Peter Lewis of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies was involved in a “special plenary roundtable” on “Emergent Issues of Peace and Security in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Democratization and Development.”

Oak Park Leaves (Suburban Chicago)
April 22, 2010
Vacuuming clots to save brain: New procedure at Loyola breaks ground for stroke sufferers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Daniel Hanley, a professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine.

Sify News (India)
April 22, 2010
Red wine shields brain from stroke damage
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story quotes lead researcher Sylvain Dore, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
April 22, 2010
Red wine may protect brain from stroke damage
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Sylvain Dore, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine.


Huffington Post
April 21, 2010
Amanda Feilding's Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post is a transcript of a talk given by Amanda Feilding, in which she mentions that she is collaborating with Roland Griffiths and Matt Johnson at JHU in a study of the use of psilocybin to aid in the treatment of nicotine addiction.

Nature News
April 21, 2010
Crucial data on REACH not disclosed

Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Thomas Hartung, now a professor of environmental health science in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Genome Web
April 21, 2010
AACR: 'Dream Teams' Stand Up to Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on recent presentations by principal investigators of the five Stand Up to Cancer grant-funded Dream Teams, including Steven Baylin, a professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
April 22, 2010
$1.3M To WSU, Hopkins For Anti-Tumor Chemical Hunt
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article reports on National Institutes of Health funding for a project, whose co-leader is Robert A. Casero Jr., a professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

United Press International
April 21, 2010
Earlier cochlear implants beneficial

Johns Hopkins angle: Deaf children who get a cochlear implant at a younger age have steeper rates of speech improvement, according to a study led by John Niparko of the School of Medicine.

HealthLeaders Media
April 22, 2010
Hospital Mortality Is Not the Way to Judge Quality
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Kaiser Foundation Health News
April 21, 2010
Study Links Maternal Height To Children's Health Outcomes
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Christian of the Bloomberg School of Public Health wrote an editorial accompanying a paper on this study.

Stuff.co.nz
April 22, 2010
Kiwis lead in death from heart attacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a study by Johns Hopkins reveals that 50 percent more Kiwis die of heart attacks each year than in comparable countries and that New Zealand also spends far less on hospital and healthcare per person.

Marco Island Sun Times
April 22, 2010
If you want to help your body stay healthy, eat broccoli
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris found that the chemicals in broccoli not only eradicated certain bacteria, but also worked against drug-resistant strains and bacteria in cells that line the walls of the stomach.

Nevada Appeal
April 21, 2010
Start young to teach healthy eating habits
Johns Hopkins angle: This column references a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that parents have waning influence over what their kids eat.

Perry County Times Online
April 22, 2010
Newspaper staff members win press awards
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that columnist Matthew Olshan, who won a Keystone Press Award, was educated at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Oxford universities.

Swimming World Magazine
April 21, 2010
Swim Across America to Hold Inaugural Fundraising Swims in Baltimore; Michael Phelps to Participate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Swim Across America, the national non-profit organization, will hold a fund-raising event that will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. William G. Nelson, director of the center, is quoted.

DelMarvaNow.com
April 22, 2010
Interns make classrooms better
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins is a partner in a professional development schools program.

Howard County Times
April 22, 2010
The curriculum is wet, green, outside walls
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions an upcoming exposition at the Kossiakoff Center at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Howard County Times
April 22, 2010
Choose, for art's sake
Johns Hopkins angle: Percussionist Joanna Dabrowska is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Bangkok Post (Thailand)
April 22, 2010
When love blossoms at the office
Johns Hopkins angle: Dittakarn Boriboonhirunsarn, the author of this article, earned his doctorate in epidemiology at JHU.

Newark Star-Ledger
April 22, 2010
Maplewood collector authors book on last living witnesses to historical events
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Stuart Lutz earned a degree in history from JHU.


BeliefNet.com
April 22, 2010
No April Joke: 20 Things You Should Know About Suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about mental health mentions the work of J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., professor of psychiatry and director of the Affective Disorders Clinic at the JHU.

10TV News (Central Ohio)
April 21, 2010
Powell Man Back Home After Being Struck by New York Subway Car
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Meyers played football at JHU.

North County News
April 21, 2010
Twining saddles Woman of the Year honor
Johns Hopkins angle: Joan Twining, named Baltimore County Woman of the Year, has a master's degree in special education from Johns Hopkins.

GoErie.com (Erie, Pa.)
April 22, 2010
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic visits Mercyhurst
Johns Hopkins angle: Vidovic studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with the Cuban-born virtuoso Manuel Barrueco.

ESPN
April 21, 2010
College Sports: ACC tournament up for grabs
Johns Hopkins angle: Each week, 2005 Tewaaraton winner from Johns Hopkins and four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star Kyle Harrison and a co-author debate college lacrosse's "biggest storylines."

JewishLight Online
April 21, 2010
Rabbi Bernard Lipnick dies at 83
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Lipnick earned a bachelor of arts degree in Semitics at Johns Hopkins.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 22, 2010
ST. LOUIS: Rabbi Bernard Lipnick; headed Congregation B'nai Amoona
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Bernard Lipnick grew up in Baltimore and graduated from JHU.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2010
Georgia Institute of Technology Wins Rare Invitation to Join the AAU
The Association of American Universities has named its 63rd member of the association, which represents the interests of research institutions. Johns Hopkins is a member.

Washington Post – Maryland Politics blog
April 21, 2010
Ehrlich: University tuition freeze 'hurt higher education'
Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. questioned the wisdom of the state's four-year freeze on public university tuition, saying it had hindered the system's growth in recent years.

New York Times
April 22, 2010
The New Jobs in Atomic Energy
Seeking a stable, well-paying career, many young people have decided that the prospects for nuclear technicians are promising.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2010
U.S. Labor Department Releases New Rules for 'Educational' Internships
For interns to work for private companies without compensation, the Labor Department says, their positions must meet six criteria.

USA Today
April 22, 2010
Bill Clinton focuses efforts on Haiti's higher education
He'd like to find tuition assistance for private university students whose families were hurt, killed or lost jobs when the quake hit; recruit faculty to Haiti; and rebuild the universities.

Associated Press
April 21, 2010
Economic woes could mean fewer college teams
With double-digit tuition increases, enrollment caps and faculty layoffs common at large public universities, athletics is going to have to share the pain.

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