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New York Times
April 23, 2010
Ruling Party in Nigeria Is Fractured by Infighting
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Lewis, director of African studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, comments in this story.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 26, 2010
B'More Green: Maryland colleges make the green list
Johns Hopkins angle: The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges is out and it includes Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2010
Overall flu deaths down during H1N1 pandemic
Johns Hopkins angle: Trish Perl, director of hospital epidemiology and infection control and hospital epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is mentioned in this story.

Grand Rapids Press
April 25, 2010
Review: Gilmore Young Artist Ivan Moshchuk delivers powerful performance
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Ivan Moshchuk, one of the two 2010 Gilmore Young Artists and a freshman at Peabody, and the first who hails from Michigan, made his Gilmore Festival debut with a powerful performance on Saturday at Calvin College.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
April 23, 2010
Poll: O'Malley's Lead Shrinking Against Ehrlich
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson.

Smart Money
April 26, 2010
How Your Health Insurance Will Change
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story about how the new health care reform bill will change insurance coverage is Bradley Herring of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Boston Globe
April 26, 2010
Vroomer boomers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about motorcycle enthusiasts notes a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that found a 145 percent increase in nationwide death rates between 2000 and 2006 among motorcyclists age 65 and over.

Baltimore Sun
April 23, 2010
Vatican, University of Maryland enter stem cell research partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: Debra Mathews, assistant director for science programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, is quoted in this story.

Ivanoe
April 26, 2010
Suicide Victims Lead Kids Down Same Path
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe Newswire story reports that kids who lose a parent to suicide are dramatically more likely to take their own lives, according to what may be the largest-ever study on the topic to date, which was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Lead author Holly Wilcox is quoted.

Boston Globe
April 25, 2010
The times and trials of Dr. Ahmed
Johns Hopkins angle: Grant Anhalt, director of the dermatologic immunology lab at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this article.

Charlotte Observer
April 25, 2010
Psychiatrists: More help was in order before killings
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernadette Cullen, director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, commented in this story.

Durango Herald (Colorado)
April 26, 2010
Filling the health need
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Dr. Florence Sabin, who according to this story, was the first female graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 26, 2010
Vendor likely to be named tonight for Petersburg schools
Johns Hopkins angle: A search committee is likely to recommend tonight one of four state-approved vendors -- one of which is JHU's Center for the Social Organization of Schools -- to operate an independently managed program aimed at boosting student achievement in Petersburg schools. Center spokeswoman Mary Maushard is quoted.

HealthDay
April 23, 2010
Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Robert Wood, division chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Howard County Times
April 26, 2010
Jones nabs top Rising Stars prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Cellist Caleb Jones, a Peabody graduate, won the $5,000 prize at the 13th annual Rising Stars competition.

New Kerala (India)
April 24, 2010
How insects decide what to eat and what to avoid
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Craig Montell, a professor of biological chemistry in the School of Medicine.

Nurse.com
April 26, 2010
Daily News: Soldiers Evacuated Most Often for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle:he most common reasons for medical evacuation of soldiers from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have been tendinitis, fractures and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, followed by combat injuries, according to a Johns Hopkins University study published in The Lancet.

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2010
Toy Story
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about Anne Smith's Antique Toy Museum mentions George Peabody, the 19th-century millionaire philanthropist whose legacy includes Baltimore's Peabody Institute.

Tax-News.net (British Virgin Islands)
April 26, 2010
Gurria Recommends Recycling Green Taxes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a speech delivered at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, Global Energy and Environment Initiative, by Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

American Medical News
April 26, 2010
Infection checklist effort expands, but national rates unchanged
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor and director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
April 25, 2010
Psychiatric Advance Directive Helps You Control Options For Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This column cites information from the Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety Health Alert.

Orange County Register (California)
April 23, 2010
Go take a hike – for the health of it
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Robert S. Lawrence, director of JHU’s Center for a Livable Future and professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is promoting outdoors activities for mental and physical health benefits for children.

Tonic.com (Mountain View, Calif.)
April 25, 2010
Molly Sims Says Act Now to End Malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the United Against Malaria effort was founded by seven organizations, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
April 24, 2010
Young Italian graduates find better jobs, salaries abroad
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Italian graduate students Andrea Lorio and Tommaso D'Ercole, who are both in their mid-twenties, said they expect to work abroad when they finish their program at the JHU’s Bologna Center.

Baltimore Sun
April 24, 2010
Washington-to-Baltimore exodus slows with economy
Johns Hopkins angle: Thsi story quotes Nikki Meadows, 24, a health policy analyst who will graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a master's degree next month.

The Washington Post
April 25, 2010
The Answer Sheet
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Nanci Aiken, who has a doctorate in cell physiology and once worked as a cancer researcher at the Arizona Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Maryland Daily Record
April 25, 2010
Outside funds fuel national profile of 1st District Race
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions GOP state Sen. Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who has taught at Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
April 23, 2010
Maryland Chamber to induct three into Hall
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Technology Park is mentioned.

CNN.com
April 26, 2010
It's meatless Monday for some
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the Meatless Monday campaign was launched in 2003 as a nonprofit public health initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The piece also notes that Johns Hopkins Hospital's cafeteria recently began offering only vegetarian options in its Wellness Corner on Mondays.

Huffington Post
April 26, 2010
Meatless Monday: Does Your Health Matter?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Meatless Monday is a project offered in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Rediff.com
April 26, 2010
Indian American on US Ex-Im Bank adivsory board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Indian American entrepreneur and investor Frank F. Islam has funded broad institutional support programs at various higher learning centers, including JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Bennington Banner
April 26, 2010
Schools recognized for elementary excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: A number of local schools have been acing their tests in regards to providing a learning environment geared for academic success, according to The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
April 26, 2010
Howard U.'s Ashraf Aziz Sees Nothing But Grace
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire feature mentions that Marie Dauenheimer received a master's degree in medical illustration at the School of Medicine.

Inside NoVA.com (Virginia)
April 25, 2010
All Saints School takes state honors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that All Saints Catholic School in Manassas was recently recognized as a "Top School" for the state of Virginia in the 2009 Johns Hopkins University Center for Talent Youth Talent Search.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
April 25, 2010
Navy's streak of lacrosse losses to Johns Hopkins is history
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Naval Academy’s men’s lacrosse team snapped its 36-game losing streak to JHU’s Blue Jays with a 9-8 victory on Saturday.
 
USA Today
April 26, 2010
UCLA gymnasts vault to new level
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column includes a brief mention that the Naval Academy’s men’s lacrosse team snapped its 36-game losing streak to JHU’s Blue Jays with a 9-8 victory on Saturday.

Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)
April 26, 2010
Jays fly past Nittany Lions
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport column brief reports that JHU’s women’s lacrosse team scored six of the first seven goals to open the second half in a 12-7 victory over Penn State at Jeffrey Field on Sunday.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
April 24, 2010
Saverio’s bat puts Widener atop Commonwealth
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that JHU’s Blue Jays baseball team knocked off Haverford twice, 9-4 and 8-6, to complete an undefeated run through the Centennial Conference.

The Washington Post
April 25, 2010
Navy ends 36-game lacrosse losing streak to Johns Hopkins with 9-8 overtime win
Johns Hopkins angle:  Story states that the last time Navy defeated Johns Hopkins was in 1974.

Baltimore Sun
April 26, 2010
Navy shocks No. 15 Johns Hopkins in overtime, 9-8
Johns Hopkins angle: Junior attackman Andy Warner scored with 10 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Midshipmen to a 9-8 victory over the No. 15 Blue Jays before an announced 10,128 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2010
No. 6 Loyola knocks off No. 1 Boys' Latin
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions that Wells Stanwick will play for JHU next year.

Baltimore Sun
April 23, 2010
Robert Lee Taylor dies at 91
Johns Hopkins angle: Taylor was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.

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Insider Higher Education
April 26, 2010
Science for Non-Scientists
Next January, Bard will require its freshmen students to enroll in an ungraded Citizen Science Program, which will be made up of three weeks of science learning modeled on the success of Language and Thinking. The school is mandating the program to give students a “true introduction to science and scientific thinking.”

The Washington Post
April 25, 2010
More colleges, professors shutting down laptops and other digital distractions
For years, educators have been clamoring to put technology in the hands of young students through partnerships with big tech companies, best symbolized by the One Laptop Per Child initiative. Now, some institutions of higher learning are banning laptops in the classroom, citing distractions such as Web surfing and playing with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Boston Globe
April 26 2010
Elite Colleges Thawing on ROTC
Administrators at Harvard, Brown, and other elite universities are softening their resistance to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps more than four decades after the military scholarship programs were driven from campus in the face of fierce antiwar sentiment.

Inside Higher Education
April 26, 2010
Retention, from Beginning to End
A few years ago, most of the enrollment-related sessions at a meeting like the annual conference of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers were related to getting students in the front door. Some still are but an unmistakable shift toward worrying about retaining existing students was in evidence at last week's AACRAO meeting.

Boston Herald (AP)
April 26, 2010
Census: Women close education gap/Equal men in number of advanced degrees
Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in pay.






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