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The Washington Post
February 3, 2010
Looking forward to life after prostate cancer treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Courtland Milloy, writing about his prostate cancer treatment, mentions the book,"Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, "by Patrick Walsh, a physician at JHU's Brady Urological Institute.

The Washington Post (AP)
February 3, 2010
University fundraising falls 12 percent in 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article states that Johns Hopkins fundraising income dropped by about $16 million.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2010
'Beautiful response' to call for crutches for Haiti victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the astounding success of a Johns Hopkins Children's Center program to collect and send crutches to victims of the Haitian earthquake. Rana Hamdy was quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2010
Medical journal retracts controversial autism article
Johns Hopkins angle: Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
February 3, 2010
Learning to rub people the right way
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins hospital.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2010
Mathias helped build Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary on contributions of Senator Charles "Mac" Mathias mentions that his influence helped create the home in Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins University of the U.S. Space Telescope Science Institute, which is extending man's understanding of the universe and pushing the frontiers of cosmology to new limits with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2010
Kids of Spanish-speaking Hispanic moms watch less TV
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item describes a study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

HealthDay
February 2, 2010
Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes lead researcher Darcy Thompson, a pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
February 2, 2010
Report: University fundraising down nearly 12 percent in 2009, the biggest drop in 30 years
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that even the school known for attracting the most medical research dollars — Johns Hopkins University — saw its income drop by about $16 million.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2010
Attorney sees double standard at work in hotel-beating indictment
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Baltimore state's attorney's office declined to prosecute John Pontolillo, a Johns Hopkins University student from New Jersey, who investigators concluded "feared for his safety" when he used a samurai sword to kill an unarmed intruder.

The DenverChannel.com
February 3, 2010
University Fundraising Falls 12% In 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article mentions that JHU’s fund-raising income dropped by 16 percent in 2009.

Softpedia.com
February 2, 2010
Genes Allow Us to Get Around
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research supervised by Barbara Landau, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Cognitive Science.

United Press International
February 2, 2010
Genetic link to navigational skill found
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI science wire story reports on research supervised by Barbara Landau, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Cognitive Science.

CalorieLab.com
February 3, 2010
Genes May Be Responsible for Ability to Navigate
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news column item concerns research supervised by Barbara Landau, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Cognitive Science.

Toronto Star
February 2, 2010
Dwarves cast doubt on ‘fountain of youth’ growth hormone
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research conducted by Roberto Salvatori, an endocrinologist and associate professor in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
February 2, 2010
Grand Jury Indicts 2 After Hotel Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: In this TV news report, a local attorney argues that the state's attorney's office employed a double standard in deciding not to charge a Johns Hopkins student after he killed an intruder. A state’s attorney spokesperson said the double-standard allegation was unfounded.

HealthDay
February 3, 2010
Winter Sun Warrants Sunscreen
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Elizabeth Tanzi, an assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Business Standard (India)
February 3, 2010
Arvind Subramanian: What Globalisation Strategy?
Johns Hopkins angle: Arvind Subramanian, the writer of this column, is a lecturer in South Asia Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
February 2, 2010
Developing Countries Expected to Embrace Gates Pneumonia Initiative
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Orin Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at JHU.

Genome Web
February 2010
Big Science vs. the R01
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Aravinda Chakravarti,?director of the Center for Complex Disease Genomics at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Modern Medicine
February 3, 2010
Wilmer Eye affiliates with Saudi Arabian eye hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the School of Medicine’s Wilmer Eye Institute has established a collaboration with the King Khaled Eye
Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The article quotes Peter J. McDonnell, the William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Wilmer Institute.

Huffington Post
February 2, 2010
Heidi Kingstone: Tribal Police Force
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Ajmal Zazai spent a month's fellowship at the Central Asian-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies program in JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.
 
Higher Education News


New York Times
February 3, 2010
Sharp Drop Is Seen in Gifts to Colleges and Universities
Gifts to colleges and universities declined almost 12 percent in the 2009 fiscal year, to $27.85 billion, according to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual survey of voluntary support of education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 3, 2010
Colleges Increasingly Look Abroad to Raise Funds
As American colleges cope with drops in private-giving totals and smaller average gifts, a growing number are looking to other countries to find donors, a
Chronicle survey has found.

Inside Higher Ed
February 2, 2010
Online Cure for the Nursing Crisis
Distance education might answer America's demand for nursing programs -- and it's not just for-profit colleges that are looking to cash in.

Wall Street Journal
February 2, 2010
What's a Degree Really Worth?
The idea that a college grad earns $800,000 or more than a high school grad is based on fuzzy math.

New York Times
January 31, 2010
The Way We Learn
Rigorous essays on American higher education, by a Harvard English professor.

Chicago Tribune
February 1, 2010
Americans chase internships abroad as a gateway to work
With available jobs at record lows in the U.S., and a business world that is increasingly global, more Americans are seeking overseas internships and other resume builders than ever before.

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