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The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU Radio – Washington, D.C.)
December 13, 2010
Immigrants and International Development: Beyond Remittances
Johns Hopkins angle: Two Johns Hopkins students are guests in this radio show segment: Whiting School graduate student Daniela Martinez, co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders Johns Hopkins University Project in Ecuador; and Harambe Cameroon director Olivia Mukam, a Krieger school undergraduate majoring in international studies.

Wall Street Journal
December 16, 2010
Music's Obi-Wan Kenobi
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is based on an interview with Peabody Institute faculty member Leon Fleisher, who recently published a new memoir. The column includes references to his teaching skills.

Washington Post
December 16, 2010
Effort to restore honor of Vietnam-era general hits resistance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Charles Stevenson, a foreign policy lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Georgia Public Broadcasting
December 15, 2010
Obama's War Review: Dual Messages On Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This NPR piece quotes Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO who is now at SAIS.

History News Network
December 15, 2010
Fouad Ajami: Richard Holbrooke ... Kennedy Democrat
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Fouad Ajami of SAIS and originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

WTOP Radio
December 15, 2010
Driver to be arraigned next month in fatal Adams Morgan crash
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a 24-year-old woman will be arraigned next month on charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault after the car she was driving struck and killed SAIS student Julia Bachleitner in Adams Morgan three months ago.

New York Times
December 15, 2010
UN Calls for Probe Into Origin of Haiti Cholera
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story attributes information to David Sack, a professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Advertising Age
December 15, 2010
New Fight Erupts Over Rules to Keep Booze Ads From Teens
Johns Hopkins angle: A new report by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the School of Public Health chastises alcohol advertisers for failing to keep booze ads away from teens, even though the study's results show the industry making some progress in living up to its self-imposed standards. David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2010
Parents have less sway over kids' diets than expected
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature focuses on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study led by Youfa Wang, an associate professor in the Department of International Health. Quoted is study co-author May A. Beydoun, a former postdoctoral fellow at the school.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2010
Pelvic congestion syndrome can be hard to diagnose
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A interview is conducted with Kelvin Hong, an assistant professor of radiology and surgery at the School of Medicine.

TopNews India (ANI)
December 15, 2010
New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that Johns Hopkins scientists have made a discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer. By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy.

Charleston Post and Courier
December 16, 2010
Study examines salvia's effects
Johns Hopkins angle: The effects of smoking Salvia divinorum are surprisingly strong, brief and intensely disorienting, but without apparent short-term adverse effects in healthy people, according to a new study by researchers at the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (ANI)
December 16, 2010
How salvia kicks off intense, short-lasting high
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine is quoted in this ANI piece about research into the hallucinogenic plant salvia.

MyFoxNY
December 16, 2010
Study: Salvia is Powerful Hallucinogen
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about salvia notes that researchers at Johns Hopkins are studying the plant.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2010
Headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: This transcript is for an online health chat conducted Wednesday with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Minnesota Public Radio
December 15, 2010
Saccharin Sweet Now Comes Without Hazardous Baggage
Johns Hopkins angle: This NPR report on saccharin mentions that it was discovered serendipitously at Johns Hopkins in 1878.

Wicked Local Plymouth (Mass.)
December 15, 2010
Zach Herchen commissions new works, performs at Whitfield’s Music Salon
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Zach Herchen studied saxophone performance at the Peabody Institute, and that his vocalist on the project, soprano Elisabeth Halliday, is a fellow Peabody graduate.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
December 16, 2010
Piano series memorial fund honors Murray
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that The International Piano Series at the College of Charleston has announced a memorial fund in Edward 'Eddie' Murray's name. Murray is identified as a singer who graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

Hanover Evening Sun (Pa.)
December 16, 2010
Something to hold on to
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a charity event that benefits kids with cancer mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maui News
December 15, 2010
Kihei Charter School 3rd-grader honored
Johns Hopkins angle: William Pohaku Kepler, a Kihei Charter School student from Wailuku, was honored recently by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at a statewide awards ceremony on Oahu for gifted children.

Baltimore Sun
December 16, 2010
Wizards lose Yi for two to four weeks with knee injury
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s soccer item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins senior defender Jenn Paulucci was named to the NCAA Division III All-America first team.

NorthJersey.com
December 16, 2010
Former Northern Highlands star shines at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Upper Saddle River resident Pam Kopfensteiner, a junior at Johns Hopkins University, was one of six players from the school’s women’s soccer team named to the ESPN Academic All-District Team.

Carroll County Times (Md.)
December 16, 2010
College Commitments: Five Owls make their choices
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this sports roundup, Westminster's Jane Sussman will attend Johns Hopkins next year.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2010
Dr. Charles N. 'Chaz' Schoenfeld, emergency medicine doctor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Schoenfled was the retired vice chairman of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and had been named Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus Emergency Department Teacher of the Year.

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Washington Post Blogs
December 16, 2010

Campus Overload: What schools have announced Early Decision or Action?
This month lots and lots of high school seniors are watching their mailboxes and inboxes, waiting for news of acceptance, deferral or rejection. Johns Hopkins announced that it had sent acceptance letters to 518 students who were selected from a pool of 1,330 early-decision applications.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 16, 2010
News With Dream Act Shelved, Immigrants Look to 2012
The undocumented immigrants who more than a decade ago were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even though they'll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes. The measure that passed in the House on Wednesday is unlikely go anywhere in the Senate, and the House is unlikely to revisit the issue once the new Republican leadership takes over.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 12, 2010
Who Are the Undergraduates?
From teenagers coddled by helicopter parents to underage drinkers mad for Four Loko, popular depictions of undergraduates often paint them as young adults feeling their way through postadolescence. But—while a cadre of undergraduates certainly does leave home at 18 to live on leafy campuses and party hard—many others are commuters, full-time workers, and parents. The Chronicle offers a statistical breakdown of the millions of undergraduates in the U.S.

Inside Higher Ed
December 16, 2010
Senators Defeat Proposal to Kill Support for Aid Offices
Deficit hawks in the U.S. Senate seeking to force their colleagues to offset the costs of extending the Bush-era tax cuts tried on Wednesday to kill off funds that help college financial aid offices cover the costs of providing federal grants to students. But in passing the tax bill, senators defeated the amendment by Sen. Tom Coburn to eliminate the "administrative cost allowance," which provides a $5 payment to participating colleges for each student who receives a Pell Grant for an award year."

NPR - All Things Considered
December 15, 2010
Yale Returns Machu Picchu Artifacts To Peru

After nearly 100 years, a collection of antiquities from the Inca site of Machu Picchu is going home. The artifacts have been at the center of a long and bitter custody battle between the government of Peru and Yale University.

Bloomberg News
December 15, 2010
Yale Joins March to Singapore as Asia Students Excel
Yale University plans to set up its first foreign campus in Singapore to gain a foothold in a region that provides some of its brightest students, while the liberal-arts institution brings the Yale brand in Singapore’s quest to build a regional center of learning.

National Review Online
December 16, 2010
In Defense of the Liberal Arts
Opinion: The therapeutic Left and the utilitarian Right both do disservice to the humanities.

Baltimore Sun
December 16, 2010
Sex assault reports at Naval Academy increase slightly
A Department of Defense report says number of incidents at service academies is 'concerning.'

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