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WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
December 11, 2010

Some Md. Students Are Building Robots After School
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a robotics competition for Baltimore City middle and high school students, held on the Homewood campus and supervised by the Whiting School's Center for Educational Outreach.


Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2010
Laser tag, karaoke keep finals from being a test of nerves
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins held a gingerbread house decorating contest.

Wall Street Journal
December 11, 2010
Arms Treaty Draws More GOP Votes
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes from a speech given by Sen. John McCain at SAIS on Friday, Dec. 10.

New York Times
December 10, 2010
Arms Pact Gains Two Republican Supporters
Johns Hopkins angle: This politics and government blog post quotes from a speech that U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona presented Friday at JHUs’ School of Advanced International Studies.

News.az (Azerbaijan)
December 13, 2010
Senator McCain calls for arms sale to Georgia
Johns Hopkins angle: Senator John McCain gave a speech at SAIS.

Washington Post – Right Turn blog
December 10, 2010
John McCain on Russia
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports on the "impassioned speech" Sen. John McCain gave at SAIS on Friday, Dec. 10.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (UPI)
December 12, 2010
McCain: U.S. Must Be Realistic On Russia
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story mentions that John McCain spoke at SAIS.

Asia Times
December 14, 2010
Moscow moves to counter NATO
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Senator John McCain spoke at SAIS.

New York Times
December 11, 2010
Lessons for a Modern City Found in Success Stories From Abroad
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that JHU President Ronald J. Daniels’ participated in a summit conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2010
Who's to blame for problems in our education system? Adults say parents are the problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Joyce L. Epstein, a principal research scientist in the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools and a faculty member in the Department of Sociology.

New York Times
December 11, 2010
Gunfire Will No Longer Be Met by Silence
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a “Save Our Streets” program in New York City refers to preliminary findings by Daniel W. Webster of the Bloomberg School of Public health, who is studying a similar program in Baltimore.

Washington Post – The Checkup blog
December 13, 2010
Relax, parents. Your kids don't care what you eat.
Johns Hopkins angle: Research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health is cited.

Washington Post
December 11, 2010
Study of D.C. water sharpens understanding of lead threat
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ellen Silbergeld, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also serves on a working group of the federal government's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

CTV.ca (Canada)
December 13, 2010
Hallucinogen salvia popular for its intense high
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about hallucinogenic salvia mentions that researchers at the School of Medicine have done research in this area.

Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2010
Hopkins researchers study effects of salvia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers are studying the effects of salvia, a hallucinogenic drug used for centuries by Mexican shamans for spiritual healing. Quoted is Matthew W. Johnson, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine and lead author of a study published online this month.

Bloomberg News
December 13, 2010
Holbrooke's Artery Tear Is Rare, Often Fatal Condition, Heart Doctors Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Duke Cameron, chief of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
December 12, 2010
More job-seekers falsify their resumes and references
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Bonnie Windsor, senior director of human resources for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

MedIndia
December 12, 2010
Fingertip Test May Identify Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk in Breast Cancer Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: A simple test that measures a breast cancer patient's
ability to feel two metal points pressed against her fingertips may help evaluate the risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a new study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers has shown.Lead author Aditya Bardia is quoted.

Washington Post
December 12, 2010
Recommendation could come this week for Maryland's first new hospital in 30 years
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that last year, Johns Hopkins acquired Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, converting the Montgomery hospital into a Johns Hopkins subsidiary.

Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2010
Baltimore collector bought 'Star-Spangled Banner' for $170
Johns Hopkins angle: This story recalls the life of Lester S. Levy, a 1918 Johns Hopkins University graduate who amassed a huge and valuable collection of sheet music, including a first-edition copy of "The Star-Spangled Banner," all of which he donated to the university for a collection named in his honor.

Austin American Statesman (Texas)
December 12, 2010
Texas nonprofits an economic force, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, in 2008, 403,000 nonprofit employees in Texas earned $16.8 billion in wages, according to a study by the Austin-based OneStar Foundation and Johns Hopkins University.

MedIndia
December 12, 2010
Guidelines On Food Allergy Management Released
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Wood, M.D. director of the Division of Allergy & Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, is quoted.

Ivanhoe Newswire
December 13, 2010
Andropause: The Male Midlife Crisis Explained
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe piece mentions that "doctors at Johns Hopkins University say that can also boost red blood cell production in some men."

Baltimore Sun
December 12, 2010
Children's author Jane Leslie Conly is a master of tough tales
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Baltimore children's author Jane Leslie Conly received a master's degree in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University in the mid-1970s.

Denver Post
December 13, 2010
Well-known Trinidad sex-reassignment doctor leaves
Johns Hopkins angle: This story briefly mentions Johns Hopkins.

Times Live (South Africa)
December 11, 2010
Rugby fans back HIV test campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Richard Delate, the country director of Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Sify
December 11, 2010
Trio of drugs may help fight 'triple negative' breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.

Maryland Daily Record
December 13, 2010
On the move-Legal edition: 12/13/10
Johns Hopkins angle: Shale D. Stiller has served on the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine for over 25 years.

Corpus Christi Caller Times (Texas)
December 12, 2010
Civility talks can better shape student behavior
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions "Choosing Civility," by Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni.

Kansas City Star Magazine
December 11, 2010
From China to UMKC, with an assist from Domingo
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview mentions that opera singer Sun Yu, a bass-baritone, studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

East Valley Tribune (Arizona)
December 11, 2010
New Vistas honored as a top school by Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Chandler's New Vistas School has been honored as one of the Top Ten Primary and Intermediate Schools in the state by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program.

Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2010
Neighbors plant trees, good feelings in East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Robbyn Lewis, chairwoman of the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association's greening committee, who works as a senior research program manager at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
December 12, 2010
From submarines to sculptures, turning real life digital
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Michael Raphael, president and chief engineer of a company that does 3-D digital scanning work, said his firm started scanning people about 10 years ago with staff members at Johns Hopkins Hospital for the creation of cosmetically accurate facial prosthetics.

Cape Cod Times
December 13, 2010
Education briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: Five students from St. Pius X School of South Yarmouth were recognized for academic excellence by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Everett Herald (Washington State)
December 9, 2010
Stealth, Rabil agree to three-year deal
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Paul Rabil was a four-time NCAA All-American lacrosse players at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2010
Portion of E. Eager Street to be renamed Mack Lewis Way
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s soccer item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins placed three on the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Mid-Atlantic Team: senior forward Scott Bukoski, junior defender Corey Adams and junior midfielder Sean Coleman.

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Washington Post
December 12, 2010
Md.'s Towson University conquers 'graduation gap'
Towson University has yet to produce a Nobel prize or a Rhodes Scholar, but it is gaining a national reputation for something else it doesn't have: a gap in graduation rates between whites and underrepresented minorities.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 13, 2010
Civil Rights Commission Report Finds That HBCUs Do a Better Job of Graduating Black STEM Majors
Race-conscious admissions at elite institutions lead to academic “mismatch” for black students, report says.

Inside Higher Ed
December 13, 2010
Souring on Business?
Though still one of the most popular majors among undergrads, business has begun to draw cooler interest among first-year students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 13, 2010
Higher-Education Groups Lay Out Strategies to Reach Obama's College-Completion Goal
Federal, state, and college leaders must commit to collaborate, a report says, and colleges must put more focus on controlling costs and improving instruction.

New York Times
December 12, 2010
China’s Army of Graduates Faces Struggle
Villagers who will work in China’s factories are in demand, but many college graduates seeking professional jobs find their value plunging.

Washington Post
December 12, 2010
At Gallaudet, the speechless pursuit of romance
The constant shortage of conversational privacy - it is easy for anyone who knows sign language to eavesdrop - makes dating on the small, tight-knit campus difficult.




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