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Science News
February 2, 2010
Ancient dawn's early light refines age of universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Charles Bennett, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2010
Stanford ranks first in private donations
Johns Hopkins angle: Citing a new survey, this article states that JHU ranked fifth among U.S. universities last year in raising private donations, placing just behind Stanford, Harvard, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania.

WashingtonPost.com – Campus Inc.
February 3, 2010
Giving is up at local universities
Johns Hopkins angle: According to the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey, charitable giving to Johns Hopkins was down 3 in 2009.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2010
Fighting fire with facts
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Andrea Gielen, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the school's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Alicia Samuels, director of communications for the center, and Keshia Pollack and Shannon Frattaroli, both assistant professors with the center, also contributed to this article.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 - Baltimore)
February 3, 2010
Journal Retracts Autism-Vaccine Study Results
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report includes comments from Julia McMillan, a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
February 4, 2010
Lockheed training unit lands deal to make "cyber range" for next-gen security software
Johns Hopkins angle: This business article mentions that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to take part in the agency’s National Cyber Range Program, which involves computer security.

People’s Daily Online (China)
February 4, 2010
Youngsters in Spanish-speaking homes watch less TV
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on research by Darcy Thompson, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Pediatric Unit.

ScientificAmerican.com
February 4, 2010
Ghostbusters: Authors of a new study propose a strict ban on medical ghostwriting
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Johns Hopkins is among the top academic medical centers that have policies “flat-out banning” the use of ghostwriters by faculty members who submit research articles.

American Medical News
February 4, 2010
Teens' kidney function harmed by even low lead levels
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the study’s authors, Jeffrey Fadrowski, a pediatric nephrologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine.


Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois)
February 4, 2010
Journal retracts flawed study
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news column includes a item about the value of text messaging to alert patients to upcoming appointment or tests. Delphine Robotham, a Johns Hopkins pediatrician, is quoted.

New York Times
February 3, 2010
A Woman’s Undying Gift to Science
Johns Hopkins angle: In this "Books of the Times" article about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the reviewer says the book “tells the story of Mrs. Lacks’s life, from those tobacco fields in small-town Clover, Va., to the ‘colored’ ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital” in the 1950s, where she was treated for her cancer.

Bloomberg.com
February 4, 2010
Immortal Tobacco Farmer Helped Cure Polio, Flew With Astronauts
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story reviews a new book about Henrietta Lacks, whose cancerous cells, collected in 1951 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, proved to be highly useful for medical research.

Washington City Paper
February 3, 2010
The Redskins' Designated Drinkmaker
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes David H. Jernigan, a Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professor who directs the Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth at JHU.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
February 4, 2010
Clef Notes: Leon Fleisher, Pamela Frank and other Peabody faculty perform Brahms
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Peabody Conservatory faculty members, including Leon Fleisher, Violaine Melancon, Pamela Frank, Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen, performed a rewarding chamber music program earlier this week.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 3, 2010
Kane Construction lands two contracts at Hopkins Bayview
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Kane Construction Inc. has been awarded two contracts to fit out a new medical office building at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a 100,000-square-foot building slated to open in the spring.

Washington Post
February 4, 2010
Oxon Hill High School choir album wins Stellar Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Ignatius Perry is, according to this story, majoring in music technology at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
February 3, 2010
Clef Notes: New concert series brings free programs to Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog announces that a new concert series was launched last week as a co-production of the Peabody Conservatory and the Office of Cultural Affairs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Saipan Tribune
February 5, 2010
Local flutist, friends to perform the classics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Hye-joon Ju has a Peabody Conservatory master's degree and graduate performer's diploma from the same school.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2010
Plenty o' 'Porgy'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a local production of "Porgy and Bess" mentions that the first cast included the Baltimore-born soprano Anne Wiggins Brown, who was denied admission to the Peabody Conservatory because of her race and went on to complete her studies at New York's Juilliard School.

Daily Herald (Everett, Wash.)
February 4, 2010
American Stealth players find transition to indoor lacrosse can be difficult
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the American Stealth, a National Lacrosse League Team, mentions that team member Paul Rabil was a four-time All-America selection when he played at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2010
C. Lockard Conley
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Conley was an internationally known hematologist and pioneering researcher who established the division of hematology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was a professor of medicine.

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Wall Street Journal - SmartMoney.com
February 3, 2010
College Could Get Cheaper -- or Not
Here are three changes college students and their families could see as early as in the 2010-11 academic year and the impact they'll have on their out-of-pocket tuition expenses.

Inside Higher Ed
February 4, 2010
An Underappreciated $64 Million
The Obama administration's plan to end the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program – laid out this week in its budget blueprint for the 2011 fiscal year – troubles advocates for students.

WashingtonPost.com – Campus Overload blog
February 2, 2010
VT notifying parents on alcohol violations
Starting this semester, Virginia Tech will notify parents anytime a student under 21 is disciplined for drug or alcohol-related violations.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
February 3, 2010
Struggling Through the Cuts
California students and faculty grapple with the effects of draconian state cuts to postsecondary education that have topped more than $1 billion in the last year.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
February 3, 2010
Private Institutions Seek Role in Obama College Completion Drive
A leading U.S. association of private colleges and universities has devoted part of its annual meeting to exploring the role private institutions can play in the quest to expand access and graduate more students.

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