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Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2010
The recession's silver lining: fewer traffic fatalities in 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Sue Baker, a professor at the SPH Center for Injury Research and Policy, comments that the recent national decline in traffic fatalities is "exactly what I would have expected" in view of the economic downturn.

The Washington Post
March 12, 2010
Obama to tap Yellen for Fed vice chair: source
Johns Hopkins angle: Laurence Ball, a JHU economist, is mentioned in this article as a possible candidate to fill a seat on the central bank board.

The Washington Post (AP)
March 12, 2010
Experts say US doctors overtesting, overtreating
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Peter Pronovost, a Johns Hopkins University patient safety expert, is mentioned in this article.  

Maryland Daily Record
March 11, 2010
On the Move - Science Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: John C. Sommerer has been appointed head of the space department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, this brief states. He had been acting department head since August 2008.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2010
Peabody Opera Theatre presents economical 'Die Fledermaus'
Johns Hopkins angle: Review of Peabody Opera Theatre's "Die Fledermaus" calls it a "winning performance."
March 12, 2010
Obama to Tap Yellen For Fed Vice Chair: Source
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University economist Laurence Ball is mentioned as a possible candidate for a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board of

New Kerala (India)
March 12, 2010
Kids with chronic respiratory illness vulnerable to critical H1N1
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research quotes the study’s senior author, David G. Nichols, a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 2010
Report on Delco health is now public
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the final report by Bloomberg School of Public Health investigators who evaluated public health services in Delaware County is now available for public viewing.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2010
U.S. lacrosse attracting more Canadians
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions freshman midfielder Zach Palmer and quotes Blue Jay coach Dave Pietramala and alumnus Dave Huntley.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2010
Ex-Hopkins star makes mark as Seminoles hoops assistant
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature on Florida State assistant basketball coach Andy Enfield, who was the only player to score more than 2,000 career points at Johns Hopkins. The story also quotes Johns Hopkins Coach Bill Nelson.

The Star Online (Malaysia)
March 12, 2010
Five students picked from among 400 attendees of Permata Pintar camp
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on five students from Malaysia who were selected to attend a three-week Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer camp session for gifted children at the end of June.

Business Week
March 11, 2010,
Caution: Stats May Be Slippery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about workplace injury statistics quotes Susan Baker, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who conducts workplace injury research. (Voice of America)
March 11, 2010
Live Kidney Donation Safe For Donor
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes an interview with transplant surgeon Dorry Segev, an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
March 12, 2010
Arundel Mills entertainment key to casino, developer says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that real estate developer David S. Cordish played on a national Johns Hopkins champion lacrosse team.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 11, 2010
Alcohol tax pits supporters against liquor industry
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service story quotes David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Trend News (Azerbaijan)   
March 12, 2010
European expert: 'Armenian genocide' to strike severe blow to Swedish economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on an interview with Svante Cornell, research director for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Huffington Post
March 11, 2010
"Genius On The Edge", The Drug Addict Who Revolutionized Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post focuses on a new book about William Stewart Halsted, the first chief of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Business Week
March 11, 2010
BioSante cites positive GVAX study, shares rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports on a study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Southside Sentinel (Urbanna, Va.)
March 10, 2010
Richmond Symphony performs in Lancaster Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Erin Freeman, the Richmond Symphony’s associate conductor and interim artistic advisor, earned a doctorate of musical arts in orchestral conducting with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 12, 2010
Democrats, Under Pressure, Look to Cut Benefits From Student-Loan Bill
Congressional Democrats have begun private discussions on cutting down their $87-billion student-loan bill, largely accepting the political reality forced by new estimates of the legislation's cost and savings.

New York Times
March 12, 2010
Deal Gives New Life to Overhaul of Student Loans
Democratic Congressional leaders struck a tentative agreement on Thursday that breathes new life into President Obama’s proposed overhaul of federal student loan programs.

Washington Post
March 12, 2010
Democrats move toward grouping health reform with student-aid bill
Democratic leaders said Thursday that they were increasingly inclined to release a final health-care bill that could accomplish two of President Obama's top domestic priorities: guaranteeing coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans and vastly expanding federal aid for college students.

Inside Higher Ed
March 12, 2010
Reforming Teacher Ed
A group representing colleges of teacher education on Thursday called for its member institutions to work with the rest of their universities, as well as schools, states and the federal government to emphasize and improve in-school preparation for teachers-to-be.

Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2010
USC Provost C.L. 'Max' Nikias to succeed Steven Sample as president
C. L. "Max" Nikias, USC's provost and second-in-command, will become its next president, succeeding Steven B. Sample on Aug. 3 at the helm of the 34,000-student university, school officials announced Thursday.

USA Today
March 11, 2010
More colleges offering 3-year degrees
Johns Hopkins angle: What was a year ago an emerging idea about how to reduce college costs and better serve students has begun to take hold at colleges across the United States, as more institutions introduce three-year bachelor's degrees.

Johns Hopkins University