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Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2010
Plugged-in generation multi-tasking big time
Johns Hopkins angle: Darcy Thompson, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
February 16, 2010
Building Team Spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references efforts by Peter Pronovost, an anesthesiologist and critical-care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to make hospitals safer.
March-April 2010
Social Scientists Under Fire: How anthropology and other social sciences are transforming the American way of war in Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that in June 2009, Nicole Suveges, who was working on a doctorate at JHU, was killed in a massive blast that ripped through a Baghdad government building.

Times Online (UK)
February 17, 2010
Sexy science: How to spot a genius
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions research by KSAS psychologist Justin Halberda about number sense. (IANS)
February 17, 2010
High-fat ketogenic diet to control seizures 'safe, effective'
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found that a high-fat ketogenic diet used for treating current and former patients to control multiple, daily and severe seizures is not only effective, but also appears to have no long-lasting side effects. Eric Kossoff, M.D., a pediatric neurologist and director of the ketogenic diet program at the Children's Center, is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 16, 2010
Losses grow in 1Q as Cel-Sci moves lead drug into trials
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that, last fall, Cel-Sci started its first human clinical studies of an H1N1 vaccine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Indian Country Today (NY State)
February 17, 2010
First Lady launches anti-obesity campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Benjamin Caballero, a leading childhood obesity expert with Johns Hopkins University.

Chatham Star Tribune (Virginia)
February 17, 2010
Member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble to perform at Averett University
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Fan has a master's degree in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory as a student of Leon Fleisher.

New York Jewish Week
February 17, 2010
Tea Party Revolution Could Undermine Republican Jewish Outreach
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg commented in this story.

Baltimore City Paper
February 17, 2010
Your Friends and Enemies
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on people who may run for City Council President Jack Young's former 12th District seat mentions that one possible candidate is Frank Richardson, a Charles Village resident and campus safety and security officer at JHU.

New Scientist
February 16, 2010
Starship pilots: speed kills, especially warp speed
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes William Edelstein, a visiting distinguished professor of radiology in the School of Medicine. ( India)
February 17, 2010
Warp speed thrills, but kills
Johns Hopkins angle; This ANI story quotes William Edelstein, visiting distinguished professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

The Register (U.K.)
February 17, 2010
Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you
Johns Hopkins angle; This story quotes William Edelstein, visiting distinguished professor of radiology in the School of Medicine. (India)
February 17, 2010
Ricky Martin turns spotlight on human trafficking
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS article refers to a study conducted in part by researchers from the Protection Project at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Fox News
February 16, 2010
Obama Breaks Hiatus, Nominates US Ambassador to Syria
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that nominee Robert Ford earned a master of arts degree in 1983 from JHU.

Orlando Weekly
February 17, 2010
Written on the mind and the body
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review focuses on John A. Rich’s “Wrong Place, Wrong Time,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Inside Higher Ed
February 17, 2010
A Taste for Language
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions "A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies" by James Ray Watkins, Jr., who teaches online courses for CTY.

Cincinnati Enquirer
February 16, 2010
World-traveling guitarist to play at Xavier Feb. 28
Johns Hopkins angle: David Tanenbaum has a degree from Peabody.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
February 17, 2010
Wanting Access to College, Americans Report Feeling ‘Squeezed’ by Higher Education
An increasing number of Americans say college is important but is becoming less accessible for qualified students due to rising tuition, says a national report on public perceptions of higher education.

Inside Higher Ed
February 17, 2010
Graduation Gaps for Science Majors
Students who start as STEM majors complete degrees at far lower rates than do students in other fields, a study finds.

Washington Post
February 17, 2010
At University of Maryland, tuition freeze ends with Mote era
The close of C.D. Mote Jr.'s 12-year tenure as U-Md. president this summer will coincide with the end of the tuition freeze across the state university system.

Inside Higher Ed
February 16, 2010
Ceiling for Tuition Hikes
Middlebury College's plan to cap its tuition, room and board at 1 percentage point above inflation might not seem like much, but it could result in a slowing of increases that have typically run well above the inflation rate at such colleges.

Associated Press
February 17, 2010
Alabama Professor in Slayings Shot Victims Methodically, Survivor Says
A professor who survived a deadly university shooting rampage said the colleague charged in the attack methodically shot her victims in the head until the gun apparently jammed and she was pushed out of the room.

Johns Hopkins University