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Baltimore Business Journal
April 27, 2010
Hopkins names Princeton professor arts and sciences dean
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Katherine S. Newman, 57, will assume JHU’s James B. Knapp Deanship on September 1. She replaces Adam F. Falk, who left Johns Hopkins to become president of Williams College in Massachusetts.

New York Times
April 27, 2010
A Genentech Eye Treatment Is Found to Help Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Neil Bressler, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine, was chairman of a group of researchers who found that drug Lucentis can improve eyesight being lost to diabetes.

Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2010
Drug-laser combination proves effective for diabetic blindness
Johns Hopkins angle: For the first time in a quarter of a century, researchers have identified a new treatment for diabetic macular edema, a potentially blinding disorder that affects about 1 million Americans, according to researchers, including Neil Bressler, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine. Bressler is quoted in this L.A. Times article.

United Press International
April 27, 2010
New diabetic macular edema therapy found
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI piece quotes Neil Bressler of the School of Medicine about a study that concludes that the drug Lucentis may be effective against macular edema, a potentially blinding disorder afflicting a million Americans.

Oneindia News (ANI)
April 28, 2010
Blinding disease drug shows promise for diabetic retinopathy patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes Neil Bressler of the School of Medicine about a study on Lucentis, which was found to improve eyesight being lost to diabetes.

MedPage Today
April 28, 2010
Diabetic Macular Edema Responds to Intravitreal Shots
Johns Hopkins angle: Neil Bressler of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Jewish Times
April 23, 2010
Why A Nuclear Iran Is Coming
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Steven David, a Krieger School professor of political science.

ABCNews.com
April 27, 2010
Did Historian Stephen Ambrose Lie About Interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article follows up on reports that the late Stephen Ambrose, a popular and prolific historian and former Johns Hopkins faculty member, may have exaggerated the amount of time he spent interviewing former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Baltimore Messenger
April 27, 2010
Starting small, they set off to patrol streets of Oakenshawe

Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Ed Skrodzki, executive director of the Homewood campus’ Office of Safety and Security Services, participated in a neighborhood Citizens on Patrol event. Ed Skrodzki is quoted.

National Post (Canada)
April 28, 2010
Financial Comment: The bubble makers
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is by Whiting School economist Steve Hanke.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 28, 2010
Is Minnesota's new teen driving law tough enough?
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan Baker, a professor of health policy and management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

Middle East Online
April 28, 2010
Islamist Blowback in Kyrgyzstan
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Alisher Khamidov, a doctoral student in Russian and Eurasian studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Reuters Health
April 27, 2010
Common virus tied to earlier death in older women
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes George C. Wang, a geriatrics instructor in the School of Medicine.

ABC2 News (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
April 27, 2010
12 Questions That Save Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jackie Campbell, a professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Eurasia Review
April 28, 2010
U.S. Strategy Against Mexican Drug Cartels: Flawed And Uncertain
Johns Hopkins angle: Francisco Gonzalez, an associate professor of Latin American studies in JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this story.

Bloomberg Business Week (HealthDay)
April 27, 2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Meredith Atkinson, a pediatric nephrologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, about a study that found that even when given the same medical treatment, black children with chronic kidney disease have more severe anemia than white patients.

Gazette.net (Montgomery County, Md.)
April 28, 2010
Criticisms of science corridor plan
Johns Hopkins angle: These two letters to the editor criticize the Gaithersburg West Master Plan, including a proposed “science corridor” that would involve JHU as owner of the Belward Farm property.

New York Times Blogs
April 27, 2010
The Choice: Connecticut Quadruplets Will Attend Yale
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that Kenny Crouch was offered admission to Johns Hopkins, but chose to attend Yale with his three siblings. The quadruplets are believed to be the first to enroll at an Ivy League institution.

United Press International
April 27, 2010
Protein may help control insect pests
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports that researchers led by Craig Montell, a biological chemistry professor in the School of Medicine, say they have identified a protein in fruit flies that helps the flies detect noxious chemicals and decide what to eat and what to avoid.

United Press International
April 27, 2010
Red wine may protect against stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions found a molecular pathway in mice that may explain the protective effect of resveratrol -- a compound found in the skins and seeds of red grapes. Sylvain Dore of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Messenger
April 27, 2010
Riding High - 39th annual Johns Hopkins Spring Fair takes flight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the recent Spring Fair at the Homewood campus.

Baltimore Messenger
April 27, 2010
Guilford Column: Iceland volcano eruptions add suspense to vacations
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Glenn Schwartz, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, was stranded in London by the recent volcanic ash clouds from Iceland but was able to deliver a scheduled lecture to an audience in St. Louis via a Skype connection.

New America Foundation
April 27, 2010
QUALITY: Checklist Resistance
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a hospital safety checklist suggested by Peter Pronovost, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Interactive Investor (U.K.)
April 28, 2010
SAP posts double-digit Q1 growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story states that Germany’s SAP AG software company has 92,000 customers, including institution such as Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Bernardsville News (N.J.)
April 28, 2010
Photos from around the world to be featured at Bernardsville Library
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that local entrepreneur and professional photographer Douglas Munch received his doctorate in medicine and biomedical engineering from the JHU’s School of Medicine.

LoHud.com (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.)
April 28, 20
Boys lacrosse 10 notebook: College commitments add to the pressure
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column about local high school lacrosse players who have committed to play at major colleges and universities reports that Yorktown's Kevin Interlicchio and John Jay's Jameson Pickel will be teammates next fall at JHU and that they will be joined in Baltimore the following year by Somers' Eddie Schurr and John Jay's Mike Daniello.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
April 27, 2010
Injury behind, Emerson restores title hopes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Sherwood High School girls lacrosse netminder K.C. Emerson, a junior who has made a verbal commitment to attend JHU.

Catonsville Times
April 28, 2010
Column: Teen guide has much to say about her hometown
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, ten years ago, the tennis wall at Catonsville High School was painted as a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Children Center.

Baltimore Sun
April 27, 2010
Kathryn Jane Rice dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Rice attended the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and later worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
April 28, 2010
U.S. Plans New Rules on Student Privacy
The U.S. Education Department will propose new regulations governing student privacy rights in the next several weeks, revising rules to carry out the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


New York Times
April 28, 2010
Graduate Students Ask N.Y.U. to Recognize Union
The teaching assistants hope to persuade the National Labor Relations Board to reverse a 2004 ruling and give them the right to organize.

Inside Higher Ed
April 28, 2010
Still Pushing for DREAM
Congressional Democrats are taking up immigration reform legislation, including measures to put students who spend at least two years in college on a path to permanent residency.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 28, 2010
College Leaders Debate the Value of Higher Education's Business Model
Prominent college leaders from four distant corners of the higher-education marketplace met in Washington on Tuesday night to debate whether the industry's business model is broken.


Baltimore Sun
April 28, 2010
Towson University student wins job through contest
Through "The Associate," Towson's version of NBC's "The Apprentice" starring Donald Trump, a senior has landed a job marketing spices at McCormick.

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