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January 7, 2010
White House security report: Detroit bomber
Johns Hopkins angle: Transcript of an online chat with Kurt Volker of the Center for Transtlantic Relations at SAIS on the release yesterday of a report on the attempted bombing of a commercial jetliner en route to Detroit.

Baltimore Sun
January 8, 2010
Roca stepping down as director of APL
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard T. Roca announced Thursday he will step down later this year after more than 10 years as director of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
January 8, 2010
Make patients' needs a higher priority
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed by John F.P. Bridges, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Research in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

National Public Radio
January 8, 2010
IRS Faces Tough New Duties Under Health Overhaul
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson of the School of Public Health commented in this report.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
January 8, 2010
Transitional Government
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson was interviewed about changes in Baltimore City's political landscape now that Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon will resign early next month.

New Kerala
January 8, 2010
H1N1 in kids unpredictable but survivable with early care
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts have analyzed the H1N1 cases of the first 13 children at their facility to be infected with the deadly flu and found that serious complications developed rapidly and unpredictably, with great variations from patient to patient.

USA Today
January 8, 2010
Outlook for job market is grim
Johns Hopkins angle: This business story reports that in an otherwise bleak job market, hiring prospects are sunny for biomedical engineers. Christopher Hutchens, a 2010 Whiting School graduate, and Julia Galeazzi, associate director of JHU’s career center, are quoted.

Washington Post
January 8, 2010
University of Maryland may cut Yiddish from course offerings
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Yiddish is taught at Johns Hopkins. (Maryland)
January 8, 2010
Giant, Hopkins buck trend with hires
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and Giant Food were the only private employers among the 14 largest to add workers between late 2008 and late 2010.  Johns Hopkins spokesmen Dennis O’Shea and Gary Stephenson are quoted.

January 08, 2010
Older Antidepressant May Treat Heart Failure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Nazareno Paolocci, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine. Paolocci is quoted.

New Kerala ( India)
January 8, 2010
Old anti-depressant can reverse cardiac complications
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article quotes the study’s senior investigator, Nazareno Paolocci, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of  Medicine.

Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs
January 8, 2010
Old Antidepressant Protects the Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes the study’s senior investigator, Nazareno Paolocci, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine.

United Press International
January 7, 2010
Critical H1N1 in children unpredictable
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story includes comments from lead investigator Justin Lockman, a pediatric critical-care specialist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. – ENT Blog
January 7, 2010
The First Study of H1N1 in Pediatric Patients is Released
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog entry quotes senior investigator David Nichols, a professor of anesthesiology/critical care and pediatrics at the SOM.
January 6, 2010
Drug Ferrying Nanoparticles Pass Through Mucus Layer, Then Do Some Work
Johns Hopkins angle: This science blog item focuses on research led by Justin Hanes, then a Whiting School professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. - Baltimore
January 7, 2010
Theatre Hopkins 2010 Season Opens With FOLLIES 2/12
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Theatre Hopkins, celebrating its 88th season, will present two musicals in the winter and summer of 2010 at the Swirnow Theater at JHU’s Homewood campus

Kansas City Star
January 7, 2010
Hope for people with Alzheimer's and those who fear that future
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes a forecast by Johns Hopkins researchers concerning a significant rise in the number of Alzheimer’s cases.

January 8, 2010
Break your bad habits — seriously, this time
Johns Hopkins angle: Chad Reissig of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Business Week
January 7, 2010
B-Schools Confront the High Cost of Change
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about tuition increases at schools offering MBA degrees mentioned that undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School last year were hit with a 43% tuition hike to pay for expanded academic programs, new technology, and improved classroom facilities.

NPR Health Blog
January 7, 2010
Simple Does It For Infection Prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a safety checklist for medical centers that was developed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

WCVBTV (Boston)
January 7, 2010
Doctor: Accused White-Supremacist Killer Attacked Me
Johns Hopkins angle: Psychiatrist Keith Ablow graduated from Johns Hopkins.

Palladium Item
January 8, 2010
GRADUATION RATES: State report shows RHS' numbers up 26 percent
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Indiana high school graduation rates mentions a Johns Hopkins University report.

Malaysia News Net
January 8, 2010
Old anti-depressant can reverse cardiac complications
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports on research by experts at the SoM  (working with an Italian team) that reveals that an anti-depressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure.

Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Alaska)
January 8, 2010
Ivy stains?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary notes that US President Woodrow Wilson earned a PhD at JHU.

Guru Focus
January 8, 2010
Fourteen Comments on the Financial Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by David Merkel, who holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from JHU.

Northwest Asian Weekly
January 7, 2010
Q&A with Carolyn Kuan, an esteemed Seattle Symphony conductor
Johns Hopkins angle: Carolyn Kuan studied at Peabody Conservatory. She is now the Seattle Symphony’s first woman assistant conductor.

Howard County Times
January 7, 2010
Classical Music: Local musicians tune for 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Anna Soukiassian teaches at the Peabody Prep.

Jacksonville News (Fla.)
January 8, 2010
William J. Knauer Jr.'s vision was to give "the best eye care in the world" (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Knauer studied at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Higher Education News


Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
January 7, 2010
Obama Announces STEM Teacher Training Initiative
President Barack Obama announced a $250 million initiative to train math and science teachers and help meet his goal of pushing America's students from the middle to the top of the pack in those subjects in the next decade.

Voice of America
January 8, 2010
Indian Students Urged to Reconsider Australia for Higher Education
For nearly a decade, the popularity of Australian universities rose rapidly among Indian students, and the number of those heading to the country for higher education rose from about 10,000 in 2001 to more than 70,000 last year. But that could change due to a string of negative publicity generated by attacks on Indian students in Australia.

Inside Higher Education
January 8, 2010
College Reverses Veil Ban
A Massachusetts college backed down Thursday from its security policy that seemed to be the nation’s first ban on the veils worn by some Muslim women.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 8, 2010
Canada Gets Good Grades on Education Report Card, but a D for Producing Ph.D.'s
Canada's educational report card, released by the Conference Board of Canada, ranges from several A's to a D in the production of Ph.D.s. Canada improved in several categories, moving into second place in the annual comparison of 17 developed countries.

New York Times
January 8, 2010
Law School Admissions Lag Among Minorities
While law schools added about 3,000 seats for first-year students from 1993 to 2008, both the percentage and the number of black and Mexican- American law students declined in that period, according to a study by a Columbia Law School professor.
January 8, 2010
Top 10 education issues for 2010
Education blogger Valerie Strauss features the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' list of the Top 10 education issues this year.
January 8, 2010
College students urged to be counted in census
Students attending Minnesota State Colleges and Universities should be sure they are counted in the 2010 census so Minnesota can receive its fair share of federal dollars for the next 10 years, Chancellor James H. McCormick said in a news release Thursday.

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