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Ohio.com (Akron Beacon Journal)
March 11, 2010
Selling science
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that James West, a researcher professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will help fifth graders with an acoustics research project this spring at the National Inventors Hall of Fame School.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Unfinished business
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial looks at the career of Baltimore Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank, who is leaving the city to work for Johns Hopkins University.

European Voice
March 11, 2010
Hoping for the best is not always enough
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by Bjoern H. Seibert, a visiting scholar at the EU Center of Excellence, affiliated with JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

China Economic Net
March 11, 2010
China needs more public diplomacy, Zhao says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes from a piece written by Francis Fukuyama, a professor of international development at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Examiner
March 11, 2010
Planned science center divides Montgomery residents
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a disagreement over a Montgomery County development plan identifies JHU as being in favor of the proposed “Science City.”

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Vaginal birth after C-section gets boost by NIH-convened expert panel
Johns Hopkins angle: Harold Fox, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this article.

Maryland Daily Record
March 11, 2010
Alcohol tax pits supporters against industry
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Shreveport Times (La.)
March 11, 2010
Briefly: State VA head to talk to local officials
Johns Hopkins angle: A news item in this column previews an upcoming lecture by Nitish V. Thakor, professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine and director of JHU’s Neuroengineering Training Initiative.

HealthDay
March 11, 2010
Alternative to Statins Shows Promise
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Paul W. Ladenson, a professor of endocrinology and metabolism at the School of Medicine.

TheHeart.org
March 10, 2010
Eprotirome further reduces cholesterol levels in statin-treated patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Paul W. Ladenson, a professor of endocrinology and metabolism at the School of Medicine.

The Times of India
March 11, 2010
In rare op in India, HIV patient gets kidney transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a School of Medicine study last year concluded that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, under certain conditions.

Seacoast Online (Portsmouth N.H.)
March 11, 2010
Harvey named engineer of the year
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that David Harvey, who was recently awarded the Public Health Engineer of the Year Award for the Environmental Protection Agency for 2009, received a master of public health degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Erie Times-News (Pennsylvania)
March 11, 2010
Psychologist's book helps parents encourage good behavior
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the book "Raise Winning Kids Without a Fight: The Power of Personal Choice," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Two Baltimoreans, 2 others indicted in assisted suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: Four members of an assisted-suicide group, including Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, then a private physician with ties to the Johns Hopkins University, were indicted Tuesday on charges of helping a 58-year-old man with cancer kill himself, more than a year after they were arrested in the Georgia case.

Contra Costa Times (California)
March 11, 2010
Head South By Southwest, young rockers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about bands that will perform in the South By Southwest music festival mentions that one of these groups, Judgement Day, includes cellist Lewis Patzner, who attended JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

Southside Sentinel (Va.)
March 11, 2010
Richmond Symphony performs in Lancaster Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Richmond Symphony’s associate conductor and interim artistic advisor, Erin Freeman, won the Peabody’s Baltimore Music Club Prize in Performance and earned her doctorate of musical arts in orchestral conducting with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory.

Catonsville Times
March 10, 2010
Letter to the Editor: Friend's performance of Chopin truly deserving of an ovation
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentioned studying in the past with Mieczyslaw Munz of the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Five area players win regional honors
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins football team was given a Special Achievement Award after setting a school mark for wins with a 10-3 record.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Towson women edge Hopkins, 11-10
Johns Hopkins angle: A tense final two minutes ended too quickly for Johns Hopkins' women's lacrosse team Wednesday, but they lasted plenty long enough for Towson goalie Mary Teeters.

Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2010
Dr. Joseph E. Queen (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Queen worked on the medical staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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Washington Post
March 11, 2010
Key senators balk at adding student loan overhaul to health-care legislation
Democratic leaders in Congress are weighing whether to add another of President Obama's priorities to the package: a popular proposal to overhaul the federal student loan program.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
March 11, 2010
Obama Proposal Seeks to Consolidate Minority Undergraduate STEM Programs
The Obama administration wants to consolidate federal science programs for minority-serving institutions into a single competitive grant program, a plan that is drawing questions on Capitol Hill.

Inside Higher Ed
March 11, 2010
Express Lane to a B.A.
A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 11, 2010
Virginia's Governor, in Response to an Outcry, Says Workplace Bias Is Banned
The directive comes after the state's attorney general advised public colleges that their policies banning discrimination based on sexual orientation were invalid.


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