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New York Times
April 28, 2010
Obama to Nominate Three to the Central Bank
Johns Hopkins angle: Laurence M. Ball, a KSAS economist, is quoted.

Washington Post
April 29, 2010
Montgomery County 'science city' development nears approval
Johns Hopkins angle:  Scott Zeger, vice provost for research at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this story about how plans for a "science city" in Montgomery County are nearing approval by the County Council.

Washington Examiner
April 29, 2010    
Montgomery council tweaks Science City plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Montgomery County Council voted to reserve more room for life sciences in "Science City," a $10 billion research center in Gaithersburg the council is expected to approve in May. JHU would develop more than one-third of the 17.5 million square-foot project.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
April 28, 2010
Suspected Somali pirates ordered held on charges related to attacks on 2 US Navy ships
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press piece -- which also appeared in other online publications -- is Ruth Wedgwood, a law professor at SAIS.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 2010
11 to receive Benjamin Franklin Medals
Johns Hopkins angle: WSE's James West tonight will receive one of the Franklin Institute's coveted Benjamin Franklin Medals.

Scientific American
April 28, 2010
Water Ice Found on the Surface of an Asteroid for the First Time
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Rivkin of APL is quoted in this story.

Reuters
April 28, 2010
NASA may stretch out Mars missions to save money
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece notes that teams led by Andrew Rivkin of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and Humberto Campins of the University of Central Florida found spectral evidence of what could be a thin layer of ice on 24 Themis, one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

BBC News
April 28, 2010
Asteroid Themis has 'frosted surface'
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Rivkin of the Applied Physics Lab was quoted in this story about a new discovery.

Nature News
April 28, 2010
Asteroid ice hints at rocky start to life on Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

CNN.com
April 29, 2010
Icy asteroid may shed light on where Earth's water came from
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Space.com
April 28, 2010
Water Ice Discovered on Asteroid for First Time
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the study leaders, astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

National Public Radio
April 28, 2010
Frosty Asteroid May Give Clues About Earth's Oceans
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on NPR’s Web site includes a comment from astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Times Online (London)
April 29, 2010
New evidence may solve mystery of the origin of water on Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that one of the teams involved in this research was led by astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Cape Cod Times (Mass.)
April 29, 2010
Astronomers find loads of ice on big asteroid
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story refers to a study co-authored by Andrew Rivkin of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Times of India
April 29, 2010
Scientists find water ice on asteroid's surface
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story mentions that one of the scientists involved in this research was astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Science News
April 28, 2010
Frozen asteroid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that that one of the scientists involved in this research was astronomer Andrew Rivkin of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Florida Today
April 29, 2010
UCF findings support water-on-asteroid theory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a JHU scientist also was involved in this research.

Chemistry World
April 28, 2010
Frosty asteroid surprises astronomers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Andrew Rivkin of APL.

MyFox Memphis
April 29, 2010
Ice Asteroids Likely Source of Earth's Water
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story quotes Andrew Rivkin of APL.

New York Times
April 29, 2010
Letters: Breast Cancer Tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter was co-authored by Antonio C. Wolff of the School of Medicine.

CMAJ (Canada)
April 29, 2010
International experts laud Canadian child and maternal health plan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Henry B. Perry, an associate in the department of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Taipan Daily
April 29, 2010
How a Little-Known Field of Science Can Safely Guide You Around the Coming Collapse
Johns Hopkins angle: This first person column mentions last weekend's "Physics Fair," held on the Homewood campus during the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair.

Strings Magazine
April 29, 2010
You, Too, Can Perform with the Mighty BSO 
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins medical student Amy Sexauer played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in February as part of the BSO’s Rusty Musician series, which invited fans onto the stage to play with the world-class ensemble and conductor.

Fortune
April 29, 2010
My big fat Greek market bloodbath
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Mitchell Orenstein, an associate professor of European studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

HealthDay
April 28, 2010
Drug a New Treatment Option for Diabetic Eye Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Neil M. Bressler, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.

WebMD.com
April 29, 2010
Can Antidepressants Work for Me?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Jennifer Payne, an assistant professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine and director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Morning News Magazine
April 29, 2010
Back in the Day • Uncle Sam’s Birds and Bees
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on "Condom Nation: The U.S. Government’s Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet," which was published by the JHU Press. 

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
April 28, 2010
County council holds meeting in Concord
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that residents will have a chance to comment on a profile of public health service in the county at a May 12 county council session and that a representative from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which performed the study, will give a presentation at the meeting.

Progressive Grocer
April 28, 2010
Hawaiian Retailer Introduces ‘Meatless Mondays’
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a grocery chain that has launched its first “Meatless Mondays” sale event, states that the Meatless Monday effort is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.)
April 29, 2010
Mabus to deliver commencement address at Ole Miss
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief mentions that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Jr. earned a master's degree in political science from JHU.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
April 28, 2010
Durham names new schools superintendent
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Eric Becoats, who earned a master’s degree in financial planning from JHU, has been named the new superintendent for Durham Public Schools.

WRAL.com (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.)
April 28, 2010
Becoats named as Durham superintendent
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Durham County Board of Education appointed Eric Becoats as its new superintendent and mentions that Becoats earned a master’s degree in financial planning from JHU.

Mundelein Review (Suburban Chicago)
April 29, 2010
School Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that psychology major Andrew Panega of Libertyville was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2009 semester at JHU.

Nashville Post
April 29, 2010
United Way revamps fundraising team
Johns Hopkins angle: Celeste Wilson earned a degree at SAIS.

Reston Connection (Virginia)
April 29, 2010
Andrew Rys Wins $25,000 Sweepstakes
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS international studies major Andrew Rys has won $25,000 “Start Your Success Story” in the Kaplan Test Prep sweepstakes.

Baltimore Sun
April 29, 2010
Hopkins denies Towson and history
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team snuffed out No. 19 Towson's attempt to keep the host Blue Jays out of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 39 years by routing the Tigers, 13-6, before an announced 1,318 at Homewood Field.

Washington Post
April 29, 2010
Obituaries: Kenneth A. Freeman Mental Health Specialist
Johns Hopkins angle: Freeman received a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1974.

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Washington Post
April 29, 2010
Nearly half of doctorates never completed
A new study published today finds that attrition in U.S. doctoral programs is as high as 40 to 50 percent.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
April 29, 2010
Science Associations Publish Legal Handbook on Diversity Strategies
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) have released a handbook for diversifying faculty and student bodies.

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2010
The Academic Pork Barrel, 2010
Colleges and other higher education organizations received nearly $2 billion in earmarks directed by individual members of Congress.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 28, 2010
Colleges Report Smooth Transitions to Direct Lending So Far
The next few months may be busier than usual for financial-aid offices at the colleges that are still in the process of switching to the direct-loan program, which they must do by July 1.

Associated Press
April 28, 2010
New NCAA president Emmert another academic veteran
University of Washington president Mark Emmert has spent three decades in higher education and become a master at building support. The NCAA has chosen Emmert as its new president.

New York Times
April 29, 2010
A Long Walk for a Cause
Four immigrant students arrived at the White House yesterday after walking from Miami to raise support for legislation to open a path to legal status for students who are illegal immigrants.




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