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PBS NewsHour
December 23, 2010
Amid Heightened Security Fears, U.S. Faces a 'Battle of Ideas'
Johns Hopkins angle: This report features John McLaughlin, who served as the CIA's deputy director and then acting director earlier in the decade and now teaches at SAIS.

NPR
December 24, 2010
'Shop Talk': NBA Christmas Showdown For Heat, Lakers
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester Spence, a Krieger School political scientist, is interviewed.

New York Times
December 23, 2010
Titans in Party Dresses
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about New York debutantes features Hadley Marie Nagel, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins, who is double-majoring in international relations and history, with a minor in voice (a coloratura soprano, she recently recorded a CD of operatic arias).

New York Post
December 26, 2010
Glove affair: At the biannual debutante ball, these glamour girls will be introduced to society
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features Hadley Marie Nagel, a Johns Hopkins sophomore.

New York Times
December 24, 2010
A Daughter of Malaysia Finds Her Political Star Rising
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Nurul Izzah completed a master’s in international relations at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 26, 2010
A tumultuous decade for most Maryland workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that “The Johns Hopkins University wins more federal research and development money than any other institution in higher education — year after year.” It quotes a local businessman as saying that “institutions such as Johns Hopkins Hospital ‘are almost immune’ to recessions.” Bonnie Windsor, senior director of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, also is quoted.

The Washington Post
December 27, 2010
'Wire' goes to college
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief points to the JHU course introduced this semester based on the television show, 'The Wire.'

New York Post
December 26, 2010
Fight fiercely, Harvard!
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a piece written by Eliot Cohen of SAIS.

New York Times
December 23, 2010
Salvia Takes a Starring Role
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
December 27, 2010
Post 200: Full list of the D.C. area's biggest companies
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of the area’s largest companies includes Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Washington Post
December 27, 2010
A Fresh Take on Local Business
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of hospitals as regional economic engines includes Johns Hopkins.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 24, 2010
Generous hearts find joy by making others happy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about giving mentions that recent studies by Johns Hopkins, Cornell and Harvard universities documented the positive effects of giving.

New York Times
December 24, 2010
Letters to the Editor: Our Alzheimer’s Risk: Better to Know?
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter was written by Thomas Finucane, a doctor specializing in geriatrics and a professor at the School of Medicine.

Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2010
Nutrition Lab: Saccharin's mostly sweet following
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that saccharin was discovered accidentally in the 1870s by a Johns Hopkins University scientist who was searching for a food preservative when he noticed that one of the compounds he was working with was terrifically sweet.

Maryland Business Gazette
December 24, 2010
Prosperity by the books
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about a new book by Aris Melissaratos, the former secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development who is now senior adviser for technology enterprise development to the president of Johns Hopkins University. The book's title is "INNOVATION, The Key to Prosperity: Technology & America's Role in the 21st Century Global Economy."

Baltimore Sun
December 26, 2010
Top 10 of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This of roundup of the top local stories from 2010 mentions the shooting of a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and murder of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
December 24, 2010
For 50 years, East-West Center has built ties
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Morrison has a doctorate from SAIS.

Boston Globe
December 23, 2010
Safety of full-body scanners at Logan airport
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that experts at APL evaluated the new full-body scanners in use at airports.

The Washington Post
December 23, 2010
Full-body scanners: Exposing issues of privacy, and body image
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned.

Wichita Eagle
December 26, 2010
Best books of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Included in this columnist's book of bests for 2010 is Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which is the story of a woman treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

The Washington Post
December 23, 2010
When time is the greatest gift, every day can be Christmas
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a man with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, mentions specialists at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2010
Folic acid and iron help make baby smart
Johns Hopkins angle: A post in this health blog reports on new research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Parul Christian, lead author of the study and an associate professor with the school’s Department of International Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 26, 2010
Dream home: Historic gift
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the owners of a 1798 home in southwest Baltimore that was restored for use as a bed-and-breakfast consulted the staff at Homewood House on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University for, among other things, accuracy of paint colors.

Baltimore Sun
December 25, 2010
'No stopping' sign on Charles Street lists wrong hours
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns a traffic sign problem reported by Janice Guikema, a researcher in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2010
Christmas dinner is last meal at Mount Vernon program for needy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Carpenter’s Kitchen assistance program for the needy has offered occasional health care services provided by JHU’s School of Nursing, such as blood pressure screenings.

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2010
Hundreds turn out for 'Mitzvah Day'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that the Jewish Volunteer Connection’s annual charitable deed program this year added new locations and events, such as assembling toiletry kits for families whose children are being admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital through the emergency room.

Baltimore Sun
December 23, 2010
Housing woes plague city's low-income residents
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a report by report by Sandra Newman of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies.

Napa Valley Register
December 26, 2010
Ross graduates from officer candidate school
Johns Hopkins angle: Ross attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating in May 2010 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Odenton Patch
December 25, 2010
Lessons in Music at Ark and Dove
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that classical guitarist Mark Edwards, executive director of the Ark and Dove School of Music in Odenton, and Rebecca Bell, director of music at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, are graduates of the Peabody institute.

Oregon Music News
December 27, 2010
Igor Shakhman talks about the Portland Clarinet Symposium
Johns Hopkins angle: A post on this blog notes that clarinet teacher Igor Shakhman obtained a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory.

Maui News
December 26, 2010
McLeod named county’s energy commissioner
Johns Hopkins angle: McLeod is a Johns Hopkins alumnus.

Maryland Daily Record
December 23, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that: Mike Gibbons, executive director of the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore, was installed as president of the International Sports Heritage Association. Gibbons earned a master’s degree from JHU. The column also states that Michael Schonfeld who earned a master's degree in real estate finance and development from JHU, has joined BankAnnapolis as its senior vice president and chief business banking officer. Also, Cynthia Fager has been named director of volunteer services for GBMC HealthCare. Fager completed graduate courses in teamwork and organizational behavior at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2010
Baltimore church organ revived for Christmas
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that church organist Tim Murphy also is a professor of music at the Peabody Institute.

Maryland Daily Record
December 27, 2010
On the Move, 12/27: Adashek hired as director of development by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Johns Hopkins angle: Aimée Adashek, who has been hired as director of development by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Inc., is a graduate of Peabody.

Frederick News-Post
December 24, 2010
Career of retiring Frederick County Public Schools educator keeps pace with shifts in special education
Johns Hopkins angle: Pam Pencola received her master's degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University.

Charleston Post and Courier
December 26, 2010
Saying goodbye to friends and heroes
Johns Hopkins angle: Professional wrestler Ida Mae Martinez reportedly worked in the area of home treatment of AIDS patients through Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2010
Centennial High football player prevails over brain tumor
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport feature concerns a high school football player who was treated for a brain tumor six years ago by Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Carson is quoted in the story.

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2010
Ex-Oriole Atkins gets minor league deal with Pirates
Johns Hopkins angle: A college soccer item in this sports column notes that Johns Hopkins senior defender Jennifer Paulucci, a biomedical engineering major, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women's College Scholar All-America college division first team, and that JHU junior midfielder Erica Suter, an international studies major, made the third team.

Syracuse Post-Standard
December 23, 2010
Attackman leaves Johns Hopkins, will join Syracuse lacrosse team for upcoming season
Johns Hopkins angle: Tom Palasek is leaving the Blue Jays in order to play for Syracuse.

New York Times
December 24, 2010
Karen Tuttle, Violist and Teacher, Dies at 90
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Tuttle taught at a number of schools, including the Peabody Institute.

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 26, 2010
Viola technique, talent won national acclaim
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Tuttle taught at a number of schools, including the Peabody Institute.

The Washington Post
December 24, 2010
Michael Lee, software engineer (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The software engineer received a master's degree in computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University in the late 1980s.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
December 23, 2010
Deconstructing a Calendar Change
English and foreign language professors no longer need to rush from family gatherings to the annual Modern Language Association convention on Dec. 27. How are they adjusting?

Inside Higher Ed
December 22, 2010
All the President's Profs
Calling them Mr. Jefferson’s Justice League is somehow irresistible. Perhaps that’s because the University of Virginia’s Faculty Budget Advisory Committee resembles a gathering of super heroes, where brainiacs of varied disciplines combine their powers to confront a common enemy: deteriorating university resources.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 19, 2010
2 Studies Shed New Light on the Meaning of Course Evaluations
Under the mandate of a recently enacted state law, the Web sites of public colleges and universities in Texas will soon include student-evaluation ratings for each and every undergraduate course. But how should the public interpret those ratings? Are student-course evaluations a reasonable gauge of quality? Are they correlated with genuine measures of learning? And what about students who choose not to fill out the forms—does their absence skew the data? Two recent studies shed new light on those old questions.

Inside Higher Ed
December 23, 2010
Post-Union Disunion
After a collective bargaining vote at Bowling Green State, trustees eliminated faculty committees and limited professors' roles in other governance areas. Was it necessary or retaliatory?

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 23, 2010
FAMU Law Students Transform Theory Into Potential Legislation
It’s not often that graduate students get the opportunity to impact public policy, but if all goes well during an upcoming presentation to members of the Florida House of Representatives, three third-year students at the Florida A&M University College of Law may do just that.

Washington Post
December 22, 2010
Winter break is high season for dropouts
Many college students will spend the holidays with their friends and family, recharge and then return to campus more committed and energized to succeed. But far too many others will not.

Washington Post
December 23, 2010
Md. philosophy class gets a real-world question: Should professor give a kidney?
In late August, students in Philosophy 380 at St. Mary's College of Maryland received an unusual assignment centered on this question: Should the professor donate a kidney to a stranger?

New York Times
December 23, 2010
Medical Schools in Region Fight Caribbean Flow
Medical schools in the Caribbean have attracted thousands of American students by promising that during their third and fourth years, the students would get crucial training in United States hospitals, especially in New York State. But in a fierce turf battle rooted in the growing pressures on the medical profession and academia, New York State’s 16 medical schools are attacking their foreign competitors.






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