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Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2010
M. Gordon Wolman (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman, an internationally acclaimed geomorphologist and former longtime chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, died last Wednesday at his Mount Washington home.

ScienceBlogs.com
February 26, 2010
Two tributes to Reds Wolman (1924 - 2010)
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog pays tribute to the late Reds Wolman, a professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

The Washington Post
Feb. 28, 2010
Did Canada make an Olympic-size flop?
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School is quoted on Canada’s ambitions to “own the podium.”

DrEducation.com blog
March 1, 2010
Dean Yash Gupta, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School is interviewed about the school and its new Johns Hopkins Global MBA program.

USA Today
March 1, 2010
Your Health: The war on cavities begins earlier
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Janet Serwint, a pediatrics professor in the School of Medicine.

Senior Journal
February 26, 2010
Faster Diagnosis of Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancers May Come From Infrared System
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a prototype skin cancer scanner developed by Rhoda Alani, adjunct professor at the Kimmel Cancer Center; Cila Herman, a professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School; and Muge Pirtini, a JHU mechanical engineering doctoral student.

ITWire.com (Australia)
February 27, 2010
Infrared scanning system may detect skin cancer
This story reports on a prototype skin cancer scanner developed by Rhoda Alani, adjunct professor at the Kimmel Cancer Center; Cila Herman, a professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School; and Muge Pirtini, a JHU mechanical engineering doctoral student.

EMaxHealth.com
February 28, 2010
Infrared device tested to detect melanoma early
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a prototype skin cancer scanner quotes two of its inventors: Rhoda Alani, adjunct professor at the Kimmel Cancer Center, and Cila Herman, a professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2010
This Md. Republican thinks Mikulski is vulnerable
Johns Hopkins angle: Retired Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this article.

New York Times
March 1, 2010
Doctors Without Morals
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece was co-authored by Leonard S. Rubenstein, a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2010
EPA grant to help nonprofits, Baltimore save energy, money
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Johns Hopkins University will provide a 51 percent match to the federal Climate Showcase Communities grant.

New York Times
February 28, 2010
Chile’s Quake Overshadows Clinton’s Tour
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies comments in this story.

People’s Daily Online (China)
March 1, 2010
China: Tasked with putting its house in order
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes James Riedel, William L. Clayton Professor of International Economics at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

New Kerala (India)
March 1, 2010
'Milk drops' under the tongue can treat milk allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story reports on research led by Robert Wood, director of Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Wood is quoted.

Official Wire (U.K.)
February 26, 2010
Stressed Nanomaterial: Startling Activity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research supervised by Kevin Hemker, professor and chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
February 28, 2010
Iran makes inroads in parts of Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Sanam Vakil, an expert on Iran who is a lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

USA Today
March 1, 2010
Author: Hospitals must learn from errors, prevent infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor and author of the new book “Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals.”

American Medical News
March 1, 2010
Infection rates drop as Michigan hospitals turn to checklists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Peter Pronovost, an intensivist and medical director of the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care at the School of Medicine.

The Republican-American (Waterbury, Conn.)
February 28, 2010
A cure for 'toxic' hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor and author of the new book “Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals.”

WashingtonPost.com
February 26, 2010
Let the commencements begin
Johns Hopkins angle: The Post's higher education blog reports the announcement of area college and university commencement speakers, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
February 28, 2010
Depression’s Upside
Johns Hopkins angle: This magazine story mentions Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
February 28, 2010
OSU dials up research dollars
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that JHU “again far exceeds all other U.S. universities for research spending, with its $1.7 billion total, according to annual science-foundation rankings. Of that, $845 million was spent by its Applied Physics Laboratory, a big recipient of federal money.”

Huffington Post
February 28, 2010
Janice Horowitz - Dueling Docs: Are airport body scanners safe?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog column quotes Mahadevappa Mahesh, chief physicist in the Department of Radiology Physics and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
February 28, 2010
Halls Fundraise For Kids Facing Hemispherectomy
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature, with online video, updates the story of Jesse Hall, a girl who underwent hemispherectomy surgery by Ben Carson, a professor in the School of Medicine. The family was in Baltimore to raise money for a foundation helping others who undergo this operation.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2010
Faking it
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about people who falsely claim to have architectural and engineering degrees mentions a case in which a man had a fake Johns Hopkins University diploma in his office.

NJ.com – The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
February 28, 2010
UMDNJ seeks to generate $100M through added revenue, cost-cutting measures
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Hospital has generated new revenue from executive medical exams similar to what patients might expect at the Mayo Clinic.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2010
Goodworks: Hospice is a father's legacy, a child's need
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions a report issued by the Maryland Pediatric Palliative Care Summit, presented by Johns Hopkins Children's Center's Harriet Lane Compassionate Care Program.

Daily Record (Baltimore)
March 1, 2010
Rothenberg to continue as special advisor
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that former University of Maryland Law School Dean Karen Rothenberg is serving a one-year term as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2010
Bach's many 'Friends' say why
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Peabody Conservatory grad Felix Hell and classical guitar star and Peabody faculty member Manuel Barrueco.

Baltimore Sun
March 1, 2010
How to save 55
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions the October death of JHU undergraduate Miriam Frankl by a hit-and-run driver.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
March 1, 2010
Executive items
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that James P. Jacobs, who has been named a partner in B2B CFO for the Charleston area, earned a master's degree in finance from JHU.

Fayetteville Observer
February 28, 2010
Cape Fear Profile: Search for angel changes Mona Powell's life
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Mona Powell mentions that she earned her master's degree in systems engineering at JHU.

Waynesboro News Virginian
February 27, 2010
The perils of divining God
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes Mary Baldwin College professor Lundy Pentz, who, according to the article, has a doctorate in biology JHU.

Monterey County Herald (Northern California)
March 1, 2010
At 71, Carmel resident is still a boy of summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Bonni Weinstein holds a bachelor's degree from JHU.

Ashland Daily Tidings (Oregon)
February 25, 2010
Hartsmith at Avalon
Johns Hopkins angle: The story reports that Bil Leonhart studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
March 1, 2010
Kimmel's last-minute goal lifts Hopkins over Siena
Johns Hopkins angle: Senior midfielder Michael Kimmel (Loyola) scored an extra-man goal with 48 seconds remaining to break a 7-7 tie and carry fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins (3-0) to an 8-7 win over visiting Siena (0-2) on Sunday.

The Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
March 1, 2010
Siena lacrosse loses
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports on the Siena men’s lacrosse team’s loss Sunday to JHU, after Michael Kimmel scored the game-winning goal with 48 seconds remaining.

Washington Post
March 1, 2010
Obituaries
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituaries include Adele Harvey, who earned an MLA at Johns Hopkins in 1968.


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Inside Higher Ed
March 1, 2010
State of Humanities Departments
A major study documents reliance on those off the tenure track, the favorable ratios of tenure decisions, the dominance of publications in those decisions, the popularity of minors and majors, and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 28, 2010
Colleges Transform the Liberal Arts
As pressure mounts to produce skilled workers, institutions around the country try to protect and promote intellectual values.

Associated Press
February 26, 2010
Obama recognizes historically black colleges
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order strengthening the long-standing White House initiative on historically black colleges and universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 28, 2010
Shrinking Newsrooms Put Colleges in the Content Business
At a time when newspapers are slashing their staffs and squeezing out education coverage, it is more difficult for colleges to communicate their relevance and messages to the public.

Providence Journal (R.I.)
February 28, 2010
Tuition hike, job cuts at Brown University
Brown will raise tuition and fees, increase enrollment, eliminate jobs and cut its next-year budget by $30 million. The total charge for undergraduate tuition, room and board and fees will rise 4.5 percent to $51,360.

New York Times
February 28, 2010
Union College Finally Admits Where It Is
After years of strained relations with Schenectady, N.Y., Union College has taken steps to embrace, and help revitalize, its hometown.

Johns Hopkins University