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Wall Street Journal
July 26, 2010
The Cop on the Banks of the Nile
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Fouad Ajami of the School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
July 25, 2010
Is the intelligence community out of control?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article contains a contribution from John McLaughlin, senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and former acting CIA director.

The Washington Post
July 25, 2010
Was Post's 'Top Secret America' series a threat to lives and security?
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns McLaughlin, senior fellow at SAIS And former acting CIA director, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2010
Hopkins research assistant stabbed to death in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a 23-year-old Johns Hopkins research assistant was fatally stabbed Sunday night in Charles Village during an apparent robbery.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
July 26, 2010
Hopkins employee stabbed to death walking in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that Baltimore City Police are still investigating the fatal stabbing overnight of a Johns Hopkins University employee that happened on the 2600 block of St. Paul Street.

New York Times
July 25, 2010
The Limits of the Coded World
Johns Hopkins angle: This online commentary was written by William Egginton, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
July 25, 2010
Brazil’s President Works to Lend Popularity to a Protégée
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Riordan Roett, director of JHU's Latin American program at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Edmonton Journal
July 26, 2010
SMALL RING CAN DETECT PREMATURE DELIVERY
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that a group of graduate students at the Whiting School of Engineering have developed a device to detect a woman's likelihood of delivering a premature baby.

Dallas Morning News
July 23, 2010
P.M. Forni: Why civility is necessary for society's survival
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by P.M. Forni, a civility expert at the Krieger School.

The Washington Post
July 25, 2010
As the threat of concussions grows, NFL teams may opt for less hitting on the practice field
Johns Hopkins angle: Vani Rao, the medical director of the brain injury clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this story about concussions in football players.

MedIndia
July 26, 2010
Pneumonia, Diarrhea, and Malaria Identified as the Primary Causes of Death of 6 Million Poor Children
Johns Hopkins angle: A team of researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health has recently discovered that pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria are the primary causes of death of 6 million poor children worldwide. Robert Black, MD, Chair, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's (JHSPH) Department of International Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
City schools ready for next step
Johns Hopkins angle: James Campbell, a member of the Baltimore school board, is a senior communications manager at the School of Education at the Johns Hopkins University, wrote this commentary.

Buffalo News
July 26, 2010
Serious injuries worse for uninsured
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Adil H. Haider, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
July 25, 2010
Behind exhumation of Simon Bolivar is Hugo Chavez's warped obsession
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Paul Auwaerter, Johns Hopkins medical school's clinical director for infectious diseases.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2010
Rape cases dismissed by Baltimore police later found valid
Johns Hopkins angle: Dave Thomas, a retired Howard County police officer and program administrator for the Domestic Violence Education Program at the Johns Hopkins University is quoted in this article.

Sarasota Herald Tribune
July 24, 2010
Potential Found in a New Approach to Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Juan C. Troncoso of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2010
Stents stir growing doubts, legal action
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Thomas Aversano, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute is quoted in this piece.

MedIndia
July 25, 2010
Blind Mice See Using 'Sleep Control' Receptors
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research by Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar, which found that mice lacking functional rods and cones in their retinas could still "see," thanks to other retinal cells.

Chicago Sun-Times
July 25, 2010
Ex-workers' lawsuit blames Motorola for birth defects
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that The lawsuit filed by former Motorola workers and their children says Motorola knew or should have known about the potential hazards, citing a 1986 study by IBM and Johns Hopkins University showing workplace exposure to the chemicals, solvents, metals and other compounds could cause serious reproductive harm.

PsychCentral.com
July 26, 2010
Hospital Injuries among Schizophrenia Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: A large national study led by Elizabeth Khaykin of the School of Public Health finds they are more likely than others to sustain medical injuries during their stay.

International Business Times
July 25, 2010
Element of the future, war of the present, and a rough, old land
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Frederick Starr, research professor at the School of Advanced International Studies and chairman of the school's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

Sioux Falls Argus Leader (South Dakota)
July 26, 2010
Raasch: S. Dakota: A great place to spy
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Kendall Myers taught at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2010
Harnessing health technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that four of the state's largest health care organizations, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, have agreed to set competitive impulses aside and work together for the good of all patients.

Chattanooga Times Free Press
July 25, 2010
How healthy — or dangerous — is marijuana use?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about marijuana use cites a 1994 study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan that found about 9 percent of pot smokers become addicted.

International Business Times
July 26, 2010
New climate, energy policies may create 2.5 mln jobs: report
Johns Hopkins angle: New greenhouse gas emissions and energy policies at the Federal level could add about 2.5 million new jobs and $134 billion in economic activity in the US, while keeping energy costs down, according to a report released from the Center for Climate Strategies and published with Johns Hopkins University. Quoted is Kathy Wagner, Director of Governmental Studies at the Johns Hopkins University's Washington, DC Center.

The Oregonian
July 25, 2010
Dropouts in Portland Public Schools an entrenched pattern
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Robert Balfanz of the Center for the Social Organization of Schools.

Dallas Morning News (Texas)
July 25, 2010
Geriatric specialists address growing workload by balancing services, costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dallas Morning News story quotes Chad Boult, a geriatrician and professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Express UK
July 26, 2010
HOW OILY FISH DIET CAN CUT RISK OF BLINDNESS
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a School of Medicine study that found that a weekly dose of oily fish may help prevent the most common cause of blindness in old age.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2010
Naxos label founder upbeat on classical recordings
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble

Deseret News
July 24, 2010
Tabernacle organist Richard Elliot to round out recital series
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Richard Elliot received his early musical training from the Peabody Conservatory.

Calgary Herald
July 24, 2010
Natural health products should be better controlled
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about natural health products mentions that a 2006 Johns Hopkins medical study attempting to verify the claims made about the NHP supplement L-arginine was ended early, because of an extremely high mortality among the treatment group.

The National (Abu Dhabi)
July 25, 2010
Sick support: how websites encourage bulimia, anorexia’s ugly sister.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about eating disorders mentions that Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine have recently undertaken the first large-scale analysis of these pro-eating disorders websites. The study, published this month in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that such sites exist on a continuum, from the fairly banal to the outright dangerous.

News AZ (Azerbaijan)
July 26, 2010
'Small chance' of US strike against Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Peter Jones, a fellow at several research institutions, including the Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.

Roll Call
July 26, 2010
Whitman & Peterson: Climate Bill Should Top the Congress’ To-Do List
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is co-written by Thomas D. Peterson, the president and CEO of the Center for Climate Strategies and a teaching fellow in governmental studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Post Chronicle
July 26, 2010
Doubt Cast On Common Back Pain Management
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is quoted in this story, taken from Reuters Health.

MedIndia
July 25, 2010
Arthritis-related Back Pain Management is Questioned
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Lakeland Ledger (AP)
July 24, 2010
Millionaire Candidate Releases Assets List
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene mentions that he attended Johns Hopkins University.

Nashua Telegraph
July 25, 2010
Docs say people need to make better food choices
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this San Francisco Chronicle story is Lawrence Appel, an epidemiologist with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Korea Times
July 25, 2010
Response to NK provocation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was authored by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Ahmedabad Mirror (India)
July 25, 2010
Bones may have a big role in diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes Thomas Clemens of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 24, 2010
'Extreme' design stars
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Ron Pivarnik, the project manager, holds an electrical engineering degree from Johns Hopkins.

Daily Dispatch Online (South Africa)
July 26, 2010
A woman who saves initiates
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Mthetho Tshemese, a recent recipient of the HIV/Aids and The Media Fellowship, a program managed by Anova Health Institute and Wits Journalism and funded by US AID through Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Toronto Sun (Canada)
July 26, 2010
Breathing easier thanks to broccoli
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a recent study by a group of researchers at "the prominent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore suggests that food could be used to boost the lung’s defenses against free radicals."

Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 26, 2010
Eagle Scouts a rare and proud group
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about Eagle Scouts notes that Dr. Mike Armstrong, a successful ear, nose and throat surgeon, specializing in sophisticated sinus and facial plastic surgery, attended JHU.

Baltimore Messenger
July 25, 2010
Men's lacrosse: Johns Hopkins alum leads Team USA to world title
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins graduate Paul Rabil — the tournament MVP who totaled three goals in a 12-10 victory over Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship final before 4,651 fans at the University of Manchester on Saturday — and his Team USA teammates are on top again.

Annapolis Capital
July 25, 2010
United States reclaims world lacrosse title
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) finished with three goals and was named the MVP of the 2010 FIL World Championships.

Baltimore Sun
July 24, 2010
U.S. men's lacrosse team defeats Canada for world title
Johns Hopkins angle: Former Johns Hopkins University Midfielder Paul Rabil finished with three goals in the final and was named the MVP of the 2010 FIL World Championships.

New York Times
July 25, 2010
Gerson Goldhaber, Particle Physicist, Is Dead at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess led a team that discovered dark energy.

Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2010
Wilhelmina Allen Garner dies at age 90
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Wilhelmina Garner earned a certificate of advanced studies in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1969.

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Inside Higher Ed
July 26, 2010
Closer Look at 'Gainful Employment'
Detailing the Education Department's proposed rules aimed at regulating -- and reining in -- for-profit higher education.

New York Times
July 25, 2010
Admissions Highs and Lows
The admissions season for 2010 has shaped up to be one of the most competitive and uncertain. The percentage of students accepted at many of the nation's top institutions hit new lows, while waiting lists reached new heights.

Wall Street Journal
July 24, 2010
In Defense of For-Profit Colleges - Opinion
They provide valuable training even as public university systems are slashing their budgets.

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
July 25, 2010
Five years and counting for Joel Seligman at University of Rochester
Seligman is president of a prestigious research university and heads the biggest employer in town - responsibilities that come with plenty of challenges and obstacles.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
July 22, 2010
Grade inflation is making students lazy
College students study a lot less now than in the 1960s, yet they get better grades, according to a forthcoming study in the journal Economic Inquiry.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2010
College students ride coast to coast to raise money for cancer
The group decided to raise money for cyclist Lance Armstrong's Live Strong Foundation, and they've produced more than a dollar for every one of the 3,000-plus miles along their route.

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