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August 25, 2010
It's Moving Day For Johns Hopkins Freshmen
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of the first day of move-in for the class of 2014.

Science Magazine Blogs
August 26, 2010
From the Nobel Prize to Third World Medicine: An Interview With Peter Agre
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Peter Agre, director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and Nobel Prize winner.

The New Republic Blogs
August 26, 2010
Does China Have Any Friends Left in the Obama Administration?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by James Mann of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
August 26, 2010
Bacteria in bay cause skin and blood infections, intestinal illness
Johns Hopkins angle: Rita Colwell, a professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

The Atlantic
August 26, 2010
Grist vs. New York Times: Debating Local Food
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Dave Love, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Wall Street Journal
August 26, 2010
Black Voices From the Pulpit
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review was written by Eric Sundquist, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the Krieger School's Department of English.

August 26, 2010
Man vs. Nature: Why Floods Still Win
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes the author of the Johns Hopkins University Press book "Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome."

New York Times
August 25, 2010
Learning Curves on the Career Path
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Amy Inzanti, who graduated in 2000 from Johns Hopkins, where she majored in political science.

Ivanhoe Newswire
August 26, 2010
Cost of Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: The cost of prostate cancer treatment varies and depends on the therapy a man initially receives, according to a new study by the School of Medicine.

WJZ TV-13 (Baltimore)
August 25, 2010
Court Ordered Halt On Stem Cell Research Hits Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: Candace Kerr, Institute for Cell Engineering at the School of Medicine, is interviewed about stem cell research and the court ordered halt.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2010
Reopening an old wound
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial opposing this week's federal court decision on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research mentions the promise of stem cell research under way at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

Jakarta Globe
August 26, 2010
Rupiah Remembrances: Can Bank Indonesia Weather Stability as Effectively as Catastrophe?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Steve Hanke, an applied economist at the Whiting School.

Discovery News
August 26, 2010
Synthetic Corneas Lend Sight to the Blind
Johns Hopkins angle: Shukti Chakravarti of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Afro American
August 25, 2010
Researchers Find Legal High More Potent than Marijuana
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Johnson, of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Messenger
August 24, 2010
Second crime summit to be held in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a "safety summit" following the death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

San Diego Union-Tribune
August 25, 2010
Hospital offers "bloodless" medical care
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is John Ulatowski, director of the Meyer Center for Advanced Transfusion Practices and Blood Research at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

St. Louis Globe Democrat (UPI)
August 25, 2010
Scientists look at what 'bugs' bugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story quotes Craig Montell of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Ottawa Citizen
August 26, 2010
Canada's doctors call for ban on MMA 'prizefighting'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2006 study by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department which examined 635 MMA matches in Nevada. In those fights, 300 of 1,270 athletes suffered various injuries, including three per cent who had concussions.

Vancouver Sun
August 25, 2010
Doctors vote for ban on professional MMA
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a widely cited study from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that suggests MMA is safer than boxing because of a lack of focus on headshots to win a fight, as well as the absence of a standing eight-count to let a groggy fighter continue.

Vermont Public Radio
August 25, 2010
Breathing New Life Into Lung Disease Awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this report was Mary Armanios, a clinician and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

US News & World Report
August 25, 2010
Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story quotes Pamela Ouyang, a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Rudaw (Turkey)
August 26, 2010
Dersim Massacre Comes Up as Referendum Nears in Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is political science graduate student Bilgin Ayata.
August 25, 2010
Scranton, PA: More Than Just ‘The Office’
Johns Hopkins angle: This story was written by William Black, who teaches writing in the Krieger School's Advanced Academic Programs.

Huffington Post
August 26, 2010
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner Speak Out On Franzen Feud: HuffPost Exclusive
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned.

Star Phoenix (Canada)
August 26, 2010
New president for St. Thomas More
Johns Hopkins angle: Ken Smith is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

The Daily Record
August 26, 2010
On the Move, 8/26
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael L. Brown is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Briefs on a contract extension for women's lacrosse coach Janine Tucker through 2016, on the Blue Jay's men's soccer team being named pre-season favorite to win the Centennial Conference and on the men's cross country team being ranked seventh in the Mid east Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Washington Post
August 26, 2010
Obituary: David S. Kiernan Capitol Hill Aide
Johns Hopkins angle: Kiernan attended Johns Hopkins.


Chronicle of Higher Education
August 25, 2010
California Community Colleges End Controversial Deal With Kaplan U.
The 112-campus community-college system is severely overcrowded, and officials saw the November agreement as a way to make it easier for students to get classes they need. For Kaplan, the agreement promised a boost of credibility and a ready pool of new students, who would be able to take certain online courses at a 42-percent discount.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 25, 2010
Fisk-Vanderbilt Program Set to Become Top Producer of Minority Scientists
The program produced its first Ph.D. last fall, and about two dozen more underrepresented minorities and women are in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt. Another dozen are working on their requisite master’s at Fisk.

Inside Higher Education
August 24, 2010
Shrinkage in Political Science
You can add political science to the list of disciplines reporting dramatic declines in the number of openings for those starting their academic careers.

Bloomberg Businessweek
August 24, 2010
2010 Education Stocks Fall as Government Supports Loan Payback Data
Higher-education stocks fell after the U.S. Department of Education said it stood by student loan repayment data released Aug. 13, which showed low payback rates at for-profit college providers.

August 24, 2010
Health Overhaul Could Threaten Student Health Insurance
Colleges and universities say some rules in the new health law could keep them from offering low-cost, limited benefit student insurance policies — and they're seeking federal authority to continue offering them.

Columbia Daily Tribune (Missouri)
August 19, 2010
Stephens steps up to weigh
A health-conscious alumna from Oregon has agreed to donate $1 million to Stephens if faculty and staff lose a collective 250 pounds by Jan. 1. Oh, and if college President Dianne Lynch personally drops 25 pounds, the donor will give another $100,000.

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