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NPR.org (National Public Radio)
August 26, 2010
The Latest In Treating, Diagnosing Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: In this radio interview, Melissa Block interviews Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine about the latest developments in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease.

WJZ TV13 (Baltimore)
August 26, 2010
Students Design Device For Osteoporosis Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news story reports that a team of biomedical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University designed a medical device to help patients with osteoporosis. Their faculty sponsor, Jay Khanna of the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Nature News
August 26, 2010
The skin disease that cures itself
Johns Hopkins angle: Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine is quoted in this article.

Dallas Art News
April 27, 2010
Meadows Museum Presents El Greco's Masterwork Pentecost in a New Context
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Krieger School historian Richard Kagan.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2010
Alternatives to animal testing gaining ground
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Hartung, director of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, provides comments in this feature.

New York Times
August 27, 2010
The Caregiver's Bookshelf: The Beginnings of Alzheimer?s
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post notes that it has been nearly 30 years since Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Peter Rabins and co-author Nancy Mace published ?The 36-Hour Day,? the best known guide to caring for someone with Alzheimer?s disease, a volume that is now in its fourth edition.

Lebanon Daily Star
August 27, 2010
For Barack Obama, a premature burial
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami of the School of Advanced International Studies. It has also previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
August 27, 2010
Uncertainty' in stem cell ruling
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that the sector that faces the most danger from a federal court decision to block federal funding from embryonic stem cell research is institutions, including the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Discover Magazine
August 27, 2010
The Eyes Have It: Lab-Made Corneas Restore Vision
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Shukti Chakravarti of the School of Medicine.

MSNBC.com
August 26, 2010
The 10 greatest (accidental) inventions of all time
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that in 1879, Ira Remsen and Constantin Fahlberg, at work in a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, accidentally invented the artificial sweetener, saccharin.

Sify News (ANI)
August 27, 2010
Ashkenazi Jewish population more diverse than people of European descent
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study co-authored by Ann Pulver, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine.

WPTV (Fla.)
August 27, 2010
Cost of prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This report states that the cost of prostate cancer treatment varies and depends on the therapy a man initially receives, according to a new study out of the School of Medicine.

MedIndia
August 26, 2010
How Chemical Repellants Trip Up Insects
Johns Hopkins angle: Craig Montell, a professor of biological chemistry and member of Johns Hopkins' Center for Sensory Biology, is quoted in this report about a new study that reveals what in insects' cellular makeup causes them to react negatively to certain chemicals.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 26, 2010
For the Charm City Circulator, 'growing pains are inevitable'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the free Charm City Circulator bus service mentions that a Green Route from the Inner Harbor to Johns Hopkins Hospital is expected to launch by the end of the year.

Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh/Durham, N.C.)
August 26, 2010
With fresh $15M, Cardioxyl launches clinical trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals? drug candidate is based on a chemistry platform licensed from Johns Hopkins University.

Vancouver Sun
August 27, 2010
Doctors critical of MMA should cite medical reasons
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Johns Hopkins University study of mixed martial arts.

Palladium Item (Indiana)
August 27, 2010
CS readies for Lugar's visit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Richmond High School was identified by researchers at JHU as a "dropout factory."

Peoria Journal-Star
August 26, 2010
Manual in line to get $6M in federal funds
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the "talent development" model designed by Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2010
Kevin Kamenetz softens edges on Baltimore County campaign trail
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Baltimore County executive candidate Kevin Kamenetz notes that he attended The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2010
A charmed Emmys
Johns Hopkins angle: This television column about Emmy nominees with Baltimore connections mentions that Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of "Mad Men," was born at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where his father was a professor and research scientist.

Delmarva Daily Times
August 27, 2010
Who was James M. Bennett?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the man behind a high school's name notes that Bennett did post graduate work at Johns Hopkins.

MyNC.com (NC)
August 27, 2010
Garner Sinfonia announces 2010-?11 season
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Steven W. Wheltle studied at Peabody Conservatory,.

Gettysburg Times
August 27, 2010
Bullets looking to continue upward trend
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions Centennial Conference frontrunners Johns Hopkins University and others.

Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2010
Martin Ernest Dannenberg dies at 94; found copy of Nuremberg Laws during WWII
Johns Hopkins angle: Dannenberg was a 1931 graduate of City College and attended Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2010
Martin E. Dannenberg dies at 94
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dannenberg attended The Johns Hopkins University.

San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2010
Philip Eisenberg, S.F. Opera prompter, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Eisenberg studied romance languages at Johns Hopkins.


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Associated Press
August 26, 2010
Colleges see prospective donors among new students
The drill for new college students remains pretty consistent: grab a campus map, buy some overpriced textbooks, save those quarters for laundry and don't forget to call home. On a growing number of campuses, first-year students are hearing another message. Please give. Not for tuition, but instead as a young donor.

Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2010
Scapegoating For-Profit Colleges
President Obama says he wants the U.S. to have the world's highest percentage of college graduates by 2020, yet his Administration is slapping new regulations on for-profit colleges that would make reaching that goal more difficult.

Inside Higher Education
August 27, 2010
Paying the Price
To deal with struggling economies and large budget cuts, governing boards all over the country are giving public institutions the authority to institute large tuition hikes, and many universities are taking the maximum allotment.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 27, 2010
Poll: Expectations of Sending Children to College Growing Among U.S. Parents
With an increased number of parents expecting their children to go to college, K-12 educators must focus more time and effort on how to put effective teachers in the classroom who can help turn those higher education dreams into a reality.

Inside Higher Education
August 27, 2010
Harvard and Homelessness
Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless, to be released in September by Continuum Books, examines the history and the workings of the shelter, and the lives of the homeless who stay there and the students who run it. According to Scott Seider, the author of the book and a professor of education at Boston University, it?s the only completely student-run homeless shelter in the country.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 27, 2010
New Orleans Colleges 5 Years After Katrina
Five years after Hurricane Katrina threw the futures of eight New Orleans colleges into disarray, students and faculty members are returning this fall to campuses that have been changed fundamentally by the disaster.

Washington Monthly
August 27, 2010
College Dropout Factories
School reformers, including President Obama, often talk about high school ?dropout factories.? These are the roughly 2,000 public high schools, about 15 percent of the total, with the nation?s highest dropout rates. But the term ?dropout factory? is also applicable to colleges.

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