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New York Times
February 22, 2010
From the Clash of White Dwarfs, the Birth of a Supernova
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess (referred to here as a "first-rate dark energy hunter") is quoted in this article.

Washington Post
February 23, 2010
HEALTH SCAN
Johns Hopkins angle: Column includes item on "Getting What We Deserve," a new book on health care in American by former SPH Dean Al Sommer, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

New York Times
February 22, 2010
When It Comes to Salt, No Rights or Wrongs. Yet.
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicine comments.

Los Angeles Times
February 23, 2010
Federal panel sounds alarm on national hypertension 'emergency'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Lawrence J. Appel, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Canadian Business Magazine
February 22, 2010

Ashley Madison: Abandoned at the altar
Johns Hopkins angle: Lindsay Thompson of the Carey Business School faculty is quoted in an article on morally questionable investments.

WSJ.com
February 22, 2010
Study: Half of Infection Deaths Linked Directly to Hospital Care
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post on study of infection deaths in hospitals includes a reference to an editorial on the research, co-authored by SoM's Peter Pronovost.

ScientificAmerican.com
February 23, 2010
Two hospital-acquired infections estimated to have killed 48,000, cost $8.1B in 2006
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a commentary written by research fellow David Murphy and Peter Pronovost, a professor, both from the School of Medicine.

WebMD.com
February 22, 2010
Hospital Infections Kill 48,000 Each Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Peter Pronovost, a professor in the School of Medicine and a world expert on hospital-acquired infections.

Turkish Press.com
February 23, 2010
Hospital infections kill 48,000, cost billions
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse wire story quotes from a commentary written by research fellow David Murphy and Peter Pronovost, a professor, both from the School of Medicine.

Marco Eagle (Marco Island, Fla.)
February 22, 2010
Editorial: Hospital safety ... an idea worth ‘checking’
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece refers to a recent lecture on hospital safety presented by Peter Pronovost, a professor in the School of Medicine.

National Public Radio
February 22, 2010
Experts Say Ads Make Kids Fat
Johns Hopkins angle: In this radio story from the “Tell Me More” program, Darcy Thompson, assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, discusses the link between advertising and childhood obesity.

Christian Science Monitor
February 22, 2010
Falkland Islands: British oil drillers reopen dispute with Argentina
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Riordan Roett, an Argentina expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Sacramento Bee (Calif.)
February 23, 2010
Mom.me: Sutter psychologist's book helps parents encourage good behavior
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions the new book "Raise Winning Kids Without a Fight: The Power of Personal Choice," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

United Press International
February 22, 2010
Ketogenic diet seems OK long-term
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Research quotes the study’s senior investigator, Eric Kossoff, an associate professor of pediatric neurology in the School of Medicine.

HealthDay
February 19, 2010
When Seniors Tutor Kids, They Sharpen Their Own Minds As Well
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes study author Michelle Carlson, an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.)
February 23, 2010
Researcher will join grad rate celebration
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researcher Joanna Fox of JHU's Center for Social Organization of Schools is expected to appear at an event calling attention to improvements in the local school graduation rate.

The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)
February 23, 2010
Gift for Hoke hospice tops $1 million
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the late Doris Chambers, who left a large donation to a local nonprofit organization, received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1945.

Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 23, 2010
Viewpoint: Swapping prisms
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes Riordan Roett of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Science News
February 22, 2010
Early disruption of schizophrenia gene causes problems later
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research led by Akira Sawa, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Photonics Online
February 23, 2010
Quantum Leap For Phonon Lasers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions a viewpoint article written by Jacob Khurgin, a professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Amarillo Globe-News (Texas)
February 23, 2010
Health authority choice expected
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Texas Tech physician Roger Smalligan, a candidate to serve as the area's next health authority, has a master's degree in public health from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2010
Deep cuts coming, Rawlings-Blake warns city
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Puddester, an associate dean for finance at the Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

SETI Institute Radio
Space Race 2.0
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Wayne Biddle, visiting associate professor in the Krieger School’s Writing Seminars. Biddle is the author of "Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race." This interview is set to air on NPR affiliates across the country this week.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
February 22, 2010
Stem cell funding adds 514 jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund states that the program has awarded more than $56 million to fund 140 research grants, with the lion's share of the grants going to researchers at JHU.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 22, 2010
Report shows ups, downs of Maryland's stem cell program
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on a TEDCO report on Maryland's stem cell research program notes that about two-thirds of the program's grant money has been awarded to Johns Hopkins.

The News Journal (Wilmington, Del)
February 23, 2010
Hopkins will put UD lacrosse team's ranking to the test
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews today’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU and Delaware.

WBOC.com (TV Channel 16 – Salisbury, Md.)
February 22, 2010
U-D Men's Lacrosse Charges Into Top 20
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews today’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU and Delaware.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU coach Dave Pietramala is one of four coaches who will participate in a question-and-answer session at ESPNZone on East Pratt Street from noon to 1 p.m.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2010
Marion P. Szymanski, elementary teacher (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Szymanski earned a master's degree in education in 1976 from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
February 23, 2010
HBCU Case Study Documents How Schools Can Help Students Pay Back Loans
A new report, “Lowering Student Loan Default Rates: What One Consortium of Historically Black Institutions Did to Succeed,” argues that institutions can work proactively to reduce default rates among former students.

Inside Higher Ed
February 23, 2010
The B-School Glass Ceiling
A new study finds women tend to stagnate in faculty rank after earning tenure, while men tend to go on to full professorships.

New York Times
February 23, 2010
To Impress, Tufts Prospects Turn to YouTube
At Tufts University, admissions officers are busy watching short YouTube videos that students could post to supplement their application. About 1,000 of the 15,000 applicants submitted videos. Some have gotten thousands of hits on YouTube.

Washington Post
February 23, 2010
Joseph Urgo, N.Y. college official, new St. Mary's president
St. Mary's College of Maryland trustees announced Monday that they have selected Joseph R. Urgo, a vice president at Hamilton College in Upstate New York, as the school's next president.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2010
Iraqi student's education goes far beyond Goucher
An 18-year-old freshman at Goucher College is one of 33 students placed at American colleges by the nonprofit Iraqi Student Project.

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2010
Ex-dean of UMB law is audit target
Karen H. Rothenberg, former dean of the University of Maryland School of Law, received $410,000 in what a state audit called "questionable compensation payments."



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