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WBALTV.com (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 22, 2010
Hopkins Doctors Inundated With Donations
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature reports on six Johns Hopkins Children's Center residents who are back from a four-day trip to Haiti, where they treated earthquake victims. It also mentions a deluge of donations coming into the center’s emergency room. Physician Jennifer Webb and Children’s Center spokeswoman Kim Hoppe are quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2010
'We just couldn't get [dying Haitian] what he needed'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes or mentions pediatrics residents Rana Hamdy, Delphine Robotham and Jennifer Webb; as well as emergency physician Karen Schneider. They were among six Johns Hopkins doctors and students who visited Haiti as part of a tropical medicine elective in the School of Medicine's pediatric residency program.

MyFoxDC.com (WTTG – Channel 5 – D.C.)
January 22, 2010
John Hopkins Doctors Return from Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center doctors who treated earthquake victims in a tent city includes comments from physicians Jenn Webb and Delphine Robotham.

NBC4Washington.com (TV Channel 4 – D.C.)
January 25, 2010
Love, Effort Amid Chaos in Haiti: Doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story focuses on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center physicians who just returned from Haiti, where they treated earthquake victims. Physicians Delphine Robotham, Jenn Webb and Rayna Hamdy are quoted.

Washington Post
January 25, 2010
Freshman applications to selective area colleges surge
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that applications to Johns Hopkins University are up 13 percent over last year. John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions at JHU, is quoted.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
January 22, 2010
Why are college applications up?
Johns Hopkins angle: The blog mentions that JHU is among several elite colleges and universities in the area with a record number of applications for the Class of 2014.

WTOP.com (News Radio – D.C.)
January 25, 2010
More seniors looking at colleges close to home
This article reports that Johns Hopkins University application numbers are up 13 percent over last year.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
January 25, 2010
Wooden loo seat warning
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes researcher Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Washington Post
January 25, 2010
"Poop" dermatitis on the rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showing that toilet-seat dermatitis may be on the rise among children.

Chicago Sun-Times
January 23, 2010
The scourge returns: toilet-seat dermatitis
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports on research by Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and colleagues.

MedPage Today
January 25, 2010
Scrubbing Away Germs Can Backfire on Backsides
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about research by Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, includes comments from Cohen.

WMTM.com (TV Channel - Portland, Maine)
January 25, 2010
Doctors See More 'Poop Dermatitis'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Scientist Live
January 25, 2010
Algae may help curb fish kills
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research conducted by Joseph Katz, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering, and colleagues at other universities.

United Press International
January 22, 2010
Microbe's poison linked to fish kills
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins angle: This science news brief refers to research conducted by Joseph Katz, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering, and colleagues at other universities.

DC/VA/MD Nursing News
January 25, 2010
Groundbreaking Johns Hopkins Nurse Tells Her Story
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns Gertrude Hodges, class of 1959, the first African American to graduate from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses.

WBAL.com (AM Radio News)
January 24, 2010
City, Hopkins To Share Crime Camera Info
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that security officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baltimore Police Department will be sharing information gathered on crime cameras.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
January 25, 2010
Baltimore police, Hopkins to share surveillance
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press state news brief reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital security and city police plan to share video from surveillance cameras in place around the hospital’s east Baltimore campus.

Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2010
Police, Hopkins to share surveillance video
Johns Hopkins angle: Harry Koffenberger, Johns Hopkins' vice president of corporate security, is quoted.

New York Times – Room for Debate blog
January 24, 2010
Alpha Wives: The Trend and the Truth
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog features commentary by Andrew Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy in the Krieger School.

Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago)
January 25, 2010
Can you get hospital-level care at home?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature quotes Bruce Leff, an associate professor in the School of Medicine who is one of the people spearheading the Hospital at Home movement in the U.S.

New York Times
January 24, 2010
One Thing After Another
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of the book "The Checklist Manifesto" mentions "a five-point checklist implemented in 2001 [that] virtually eradicated central line infections in the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, preventing an estimated 43 infections and eight deaths over 27 months."

The Hindu (India)
January 23, 2010
Simple steps can reduce bloodstream infections in infants
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Marlene Miller, an associate professor of pediatric safety at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Miller is quoted.

SeniorJournal.com
January 24, 2010
Lighter Sedation for Elderly Surgery Patients May Reduce Risk Of Confusion, Disorientation
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research led by Frederick E. Sieber, an associate professor of anesthesia in the School of Medicine and director of anesthesiology at Bayview Medical Center.

Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2009
How Art Affects the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Ed Connor, professor of neuroscience at the Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins, is mentioned in this piece about a study that looks at why the human brain is attracted to artwork.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2010
Beauty and the brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about a new Walters Art Museum exhibit in partnership with the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. Charles "Ed" Connor, director of the institute, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2010
Whether a stent is needed can be tough call
Johns Hopkins angle: Jon Resar, an interventional cardiologist and director of the adult cardiac catheterization laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

Canada.com
January 25, 2010
HPV vaccine could help prevent other cancers, too: Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally in the Ottawa Citizen, mentions that a 2007 study at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that oral HPV infection is “the strongest risk factor” for a relatively uncommon throat cancer called oropharyngeal cancer.

The Tennessean (Nashville)
January 24, 2010
China calls Clinton speech 'harmful'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes David M. Lampton, director of China studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2010
New Twist in Argentine Currency Fight
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, a Latin America expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
January 25, 2010
Leasing rates for new HQ hurting Legg
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's lease agreement with Legg Mason Inc.

AMEInfo.com (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
January 24, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine featured at Arab Health Congress
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins experts in urology, radiology and nuclear medicine will be featured at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai this week.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2010
$6.45 million for lab design approved
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about one of the next major projects to get under way at the East Baltimore Development Inc. community, an 88-acre tract north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus that is being developed as a $1.8 billion mixed-use community with housing, shops, offices, life science facilities, a school and a rail station.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2010
Editorial Notebook - Md.: What do you love?
Johns Hopkins angle: Several readers mentioned Johns Hopkins.

Annapolis Capital
January 24, 2010
'True treasure' sings out again
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that singer William Ray taught at the Peabody Conservatory.

Jazz Police
January 23, 2010
MacPhail’s “Jazz Innovations” Features Bryan Nichols, Paul Renz on January 23rd
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that bassist Eric Graham earned a master's degree in music composition from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Syracuse Post-Standard (N.Y.) - Entertainment & Weekend Blog
January 24, 2010
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra bass player: performing ‘fulfills me’
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Hamlen, the newest member of the contrabass section of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Peabody Institute.

The Star Online (Malaysia)
January 25, 2010
Young musicians show class
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that pianist Nicholas Ong earned his master of music degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2010
Joan Denny, Center Stage volunteer and bipolar awareness advocate, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Denny was a longtime participant in Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center-Symposium. This obituary also quotes from an article about her in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry newsletter.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2010
Joseph L. Woods Jr., toy company owner, dies at age 95
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Woods studied mechanical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

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New York Times
January 25, 2010
Obama to Offer Aid for Families in State of the Union Address
The president will propose a package of modest initiatives intended to help middle-class families, including caps on some student loan payments.

Inside Higher Ed
January 25, 2010
Looking for Help
About 10.4 percent of students enrolled at four-year colleges sought help at counseling centers in the 2008-9 academic year, up from 9 percent the year before -- a 16 percent increase.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 24, 2010
Trustees and Professors Don't Understand One Another's Roles
A survey by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges finds respect but also ignorance in board-faculty relations.

New York Times
January 24, 2010
Students Face a Class Struggle at State Colleges
Educational opportunities cost more and are harder to grasp and even harder to hold onto than ever before in state-run higher education in California.

Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2010
Colleges' gender gap - Editorial
Admissions officers should avoid rigid notions of what constitutes enough men on campus.


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