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Maryland Daily Record
April 29, 2010
Study: Baltimore’s immigrant work force highly paid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Whiting School professor of electrical and computer engineering Alexander Kaplan, who left the Soviet Union in 1979, works at Johns Hopkins University, where his research in nonlinear optics is funded by the Air Force.

Space Daily
April 30, 2010
NASA To Probe First Moments Of The Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Chuck Bennett, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a $ 5 million National Science Foundation grant to build an instrument designed to probe the first moments of the universe's existence.

Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2010
Schools matched with turnaround operators
Johns Hopkins angle: William C. March Middle School will partner with the Johns Hopkins University Talent Development model created by researchers at the university's Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Philadelphia School Notebook
April 29, 2010
Rules for Renaissance Schools courtship modified
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, only Johns Hopkins and Mastery were qualified and approved to work with a high school in Philadelphia.

Maryland Daily Record
April 29, 2010
To pay for graduate school, set a strategy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Patrick Madsen, director of career services at the Carey Business School.

CNNSi.com (CNN/Sports Illustrated)
April 29, 2010
Oops
Johns Hopkins angle: An ESPNU video of men's lacrosse team member Kyle Wharton shooting a goal with enough force to rip the net in a game versus Towson University. Scroll below the picture of the hockey player to view video, which is also available through YouTube.

Voice of America
April 29, 2010
Vietnam Pushes for More Trade and Regional Engagement 35 Years After US Departure
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Frederick Brown of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Huffington Post
April 29, 2010
Robert Guttman: Casino Capitalism: Can It Be Contained?
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this blog, Robert Guttman, is director of the Center on Politics and Foreign Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies.

New York Times
April 29, 2010
Vital Signs: Risks for Children of Parents Who Commit Suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: Children whose parents commit suicide are almost twice as likely to kill themselves as those whose parents are still alive, according to a new study based on data from Sweden and conducted by a team that was led by Holly Wilcox of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

New York Times Blogs
April 29, 2010
Ask the Expert: Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Johns Hopkins angle: Fredrick M. Wigley, associate director of the division of rheumatology at the School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center, joins the Consults blog to answer readers’ questions about Raynaud’s disease.

San Francisco Examiner (Associated Press)
April 30, 2010
Bolivar poisoned? Revolutionary's demise in doubt
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to Paul Auwaeter of the School of Medicine, who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause of the Latin liberator's death in 1830

ABC News (HealthDay News)
April 30, 2010
Even in War Zones, Battle Doesn't Cause Most Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this HealthDay News piece reporting on a new study that concludes that fractures, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue injuries are the most common reasons for medical evacuation of U.S. military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan.

United Press International
April 29, 2010
Diabetics: Ranibizumab for better vision
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story quotes Neil Bressler of the School of Medicine on a study that shows that ranibizumab plus laser treatment may help patients with diabetic macular edema.

United Press International
April 29, 2010
Study examines non-alcoholic liver disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that U.S. medical researchers -- including those at Johns Hopkins -- suggest a daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E can significantly improve a liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 29, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher wins nearly $4M stimulus grant
Johns Hopkins angle: Harold Lehman of the School of Medicine has been awarded a nearly $4 million federal stimulus grant to create a technology work force training program at the Baltimore institution.

Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2010
FDA Tobacco Panelists Are Challenged
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Samet, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, is quoted. The article states that Samet previously worked at Johns Hopkins University.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 30, 2010
Briefs: Philip Morris rebuffed in request to FDA
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Samet, director of the University of Southern California's Institute for Global Health and former director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins University, is mentioned.

Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2010
Robert Parker’s Ratings Out; Beware of Bordeaux Frauds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that research from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions found that there could be even more health benefits from drinking red wine.

Seattle Times
April 29, 2010
FDA approves country's first cancer-treatment vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Mario Eisenberger, professor of oncology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Taiwan News
April 30, 2010
Research into stem cells of adults stirs hopes
Johns Hopkins angle: The NIH has awarded US$143 million for the research to universities including Johns Hopkins University.

MarketWatch
April 29, 2010
The dramatic legacy of one woman’s immortal cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This Health Matters blog discusses the story behind Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Arizona Republic
April 29, 2010
Mesa doctor: All schools should have heart device
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a 2007 study by Johns Hopkins Medicine
said putting automatic external defibrillators in places like malls, stadiums and airports in the United States and Canada would save 522 people a year.

Warwick Beacon (RI)
April 29, 2010
A good sleep could save your life
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Naresh Punjabi of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Occupational Health and Safety
April 30, 2010
Injury Researcher Accepting Calderone Prize Next Week
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan P. Baker, an epidemiologist and professor of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will accept a top prize in public health on May 6.

The Union Leader (N.H.)
April 30, 2010
One man's gift of a kidney brings hope to four people
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a four-person kidney swap triggered by a donor in New Hampshire mentions that a nine-person kidney swap was organized by Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Philadelphia Daily News
April 30, 2010
THE MATCH (UN)MAKERS: Why did Einstein halt life-saving transplant?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Robert Montgomery, a professor of transplant surgery in the School of Medicine.

Maryland Business Gazette
April 30, 2010
NewsWatch: State economy rebounding, Fed reports
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Kenneth R. Banks has been inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame and states that he is owner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Technology Park.

Dressage Daily
April 30, 2010
Michael Barisone Rides for Life
Johns Hopkins angle: The PVDA Ride for Life Dancing Horse Challenge has raised more than $250,000 for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.

Christian Science Monitor
April 29, 2010
Did asteroids bring water to Earth?
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Rivkin of APL is quoted.

Environmental News Network
April 29, 2010
Ice and Carbon on Asteroids
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on findings developed in part by Andrew Rivkin, an astronomer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Xinhua
April 30, 2010
U.S. scientists find water ice on asteroid's surface
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that using a NASA-funded telescope, U.S. scientists -- including Andrew Rivkin of APL -- have detected water ice and carbon-based organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid.

The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
April 29, 2010
Asteroid ice sheds fresh light on Earth life
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Rivkin of APL is quoted.

Loudon Times Mirror (Va.)
April 29, 2010
Hopkins honors five Loudoun middle schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Five Loudoun County middle schools have been named as being among the best in Virginia by the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
April 29, 2010
Hopkins on winning streak
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the Johns Hopkins baseball team is riding a 27-game winning streak, is ranked No. 1 in the country, and has its eye on the College World Series.

USA Today
April 29, 2010
Loyola (Md.), Denver primed for showdown for ECAC lacrosse title
Johns Hopkins angle: This college men’s lacrosse roundup states that JHU kept its hopes of extending its streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances to 39 alive by routing Towson 13-6 Wednesday and must now win a game up the road at Loyola next Saturday.

The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
April 30, 2010
UMass lacrosse to scout via video
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story noted that Drexel University’s men’s lacrosse coach Brian Voekler was an All-World defenseman at JHU.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 29, 2010
Read Street: Q&A with author Wes Moore, "The Other Wes Moore"
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Johns Hopkins alumnus, Rhodes Scholar and author Wes Moore.

Afro American
April 29, 2010
Book Review: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about alumnus Wes Moore, who wrote "The Other Wes Moore."

Palm Beach Post
April 30, 2010
Palm Beach ‘meltdown mogul’ billionaire to file as Democrat for U.S. Senate race
Johns Hopkins angle: Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene attended Johns Hopkins University.


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New York Times
April 30, 2010
A Fairy Godmother to Help With College Aid
Financial aid officers across the country are sorting through hundreds of appeals from incoming freshmen who say they cannot afford to attend. Parents say they need more money and are filing appeals.

Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2010
Cuomo Sits On Student Cash
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has touted student-loan reforms as a marquee achievement of a tenure that has put him on a path toward the governorship, but the $13 million he collected as part of a settlement with lenders and schools to be used to inform students about financial-aid options remains unspent.

U.S. News and World Report
April 29, 2010
Rosier Job Outlook for College Graduates
For the first time in nearly two years, the hiring climate looks hospitable—if only slightly so—to new graduates.

Inside Higher Ed
April 30, 2010
Quick Takes: Some Students Want Out of Arizona
The state's new immigration law, viewed by many as encouraging ethnic profiling and other forms of discrimination against Latinos, is hurting enrollment.

Inside Higher Ed
April 30, 2010
The Research Trust
Oxford University Press is building selective online bibliographies to point researchers to the "best" sources on various topics. Will the project save time or homogenize scholarship?

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 29, 2010
Leave Internships to Us, College Leaders Tell Feds
Amid increasing national attention to the potential exploitation of students through unpaid internships, 13 college presidents urged the federal government this week not to set educational standards for students' internships.

Washington Post – Campus Inc. blog
April 29, 2010
A 24 percent tuition increase?
Virginia Commonwealth University announced a whopper of a tuition increase -- a reflection, school leaders said, of the magnitude of its budgetary challenge.

Wall Street Journal
April 28, 2010
Grads Head to College In Record Numbers
The share of new high-school graduates enrolled in college reached a record high last year, likely reflecting the weak job market they faced.

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