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Washington Post
March 2, 2010
M. Gordon Wolman dies; professor a pioneer in river research
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the death of Johns Hopkins Professor M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman.

New York Times
March 2, 2010
U.S. Births Rise in All Age Groups
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernard Guyer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted. Guyer is co-author of a research paper that showed that the number of U.S. births in 2007 was the highest ever.

The Urbanite (Baltimore)
March 2010 Issue   
STREET SMART
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Sandra J. Newman, a housing policy professor at JHU’s Institute for Policy Studies, and Michael Anikeeff, chairman of the real estate program at JHU’s Carey Business School.

Baltimore Magazine
March 2010
From Poverty to Peabody
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature on Peabody freshman pianist Dasha Bukhartseva and "a Ukrainian youngster's unlikely odyssey [including] homelessness, American benefactors, NPR, and piano study in Baltimore."

Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2010
FDA Tobacco Panel Includes Members With Quit-Smoking Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the members named to an FDA scientific advisory committee on regulating the tobacco industry, Jack Henningfield, is an adjunct professor of behavioral biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 26, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: William A. LaPlante, head of the global engagement department at APL, was named to the Defense Science Board. 

Baltimore Sun
March 2, 2010
Letting kids play pays off
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the Playworks program in some Baltimore schools mentions Paul Gilbert, a program coordinator at Harlem Park School, who is pursuing a master's of education in school counseling at Johns Hopkins and wants to work as a guidance counselor in the city school system.

Bloomberg.com
March 1, 2010
AIG’s $35.5 Billion Sale Reduces Taxpayer ‘Wrath’ on Insurer
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire service story quotes Carey Business School professor and vice dean Phillip Phan.

VOA News (Voice of America)
March 2, 2010
Airport Body Scanners Called Safe If Properly Maintained
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Mahadevappa Mahesh, chief physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and associate professor of radiology and medicine at in the School of Medicine.

China Daily
March 2, 2010
Calcium, vitamin D pills don't help heart: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Eliseo Guallar, an associate professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wired Magazine
March 2010 Issue
Jargon Watch: Raptorex, English Shellcode, Quantum Trampoline
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that by making the code resemble e-mail and Wikipedia entries, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed a new way that hackers might dodge antivirus software and hijack computers.

The Urbanite (Baltimore)
March 2010 Issue
KEYNOTE: THE CREATIONIST
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A interview feature poses questions to Charles Limb, an associate professor of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine who has a special interest in music.

Naples Daily News (Fla.)
March 1, 2010
NCH Healthcare: Best health-care providers always willing to learn
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions three people who participated in a recent healthcare education meeting: Peter Pronovost, a professor and patent safety researcher in the School of Medicine;  Myron Weisfeldt, the school’s William Osler professor of medicine and director of medicine; and Michael Armstrong, chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Space Daily
March 2, 2010
MESSENGER's Odometer Reading: Four Billion Miles!
Johns Hopkins angle:  This article provides an update on the Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft mission, which is being managed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. APL mission project manager Peter Bedini is quoted.

WebMD.com
March 1, 2010
Immune Therapy Cracks Egg, Peanut Allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Robert Wood, director of the division of pediatric allergy and immunology at the School of Medicine.

The Filipino Express
March 1, 2010
“Swapping  prisms”
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes comments from Riordan Roett, a professor and Latin America expert at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

TheDenverChannel.com (TV Channel KMGH – Denver)
March 2, 2010
Doctors Use New Way Of Fixing Babies' Heads
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature includes a comment from Edward Ahn, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

WebMD.com
March 1, 2010
How to Avoid Food Allergies in Babies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Robert Wood, director of the division of pediatric allergy and immunology at the School of Medicine.

ESPN Online
March 1, 2010
Kessenich: Princeton starts fast
Johns Hopkins angle: This column on college men’s lacrosse includes comments on JHU’s recent games.

MyCentralJersey.com
March 2, 2010
Former Watchung Hills Womens Track Star to bicycle 4,000 miles for Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Krystina Marie Laucik is a senior in the Whiting School who is one of the 27 college students participating this summer in the 4K for Cancer, a cross-country bicycling trip to raise money for cancer research that was started 9 years ago by a Johns Hopkins undergraduate.

Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2010
Key FDA Medical-Device Regulator to Step Down
Johns Hopkins angle: Donna-Bea Tillman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA and holder of a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins, reportedly is leaving the agency to join the Washington office of Microsoft.

Baltimore Sun
March 2, 2010
Robert C. 'Bob' Keith, journalist and port historian, dies at 78
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary mentions the Johns Hopkins University Press and quotes regional editor Robert J. Brugger.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
March 1, 2010
Solving the Mystery of Matriculation Decisions
At the highly selective Williams College, researchers found, race is a far stronger predictor of enrollment than price.

New York Times
March 2, 2010
At Brown, Spotlight on the President’s Role at a Bank
As a board member at Goldman Sachs, Brown’s president helped determine executive bonuses, was paid $323,539 last year for her work and will soon leave her position there with stock that is worth $4.3 million.

Inside Higher Ed
March 2, 2010
Imperfect Accountability
Voluntary systems crafted by colleges to respond to public demand for data fall well short of their stated goals, two advocacy groups argue.

Baltimore Sun
March 2, 2010
Ex-UM law dean offers to repay $60,000 in compensation audit
The former dean of the University of Maryland School of Law has offered to repay $60,000 in compensation questioned by a state audit.

Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2010
The Flu Season That Fizzled
After raging through college campuses and communities last summer and fall, cases of the new H1N1 swine flu virus have dwindled to a trickle, and run-of-the-mill seasonal flu has barely made an appearance.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2010
Penn raises tuition and other costs by 3.9 percent
The University of Pennsylvania will raise tuition, room and board, and fees 3.9 percent for the 2010-11 academic year, officials announced.

Inside Higher Ed
March 1, 2010
Spring Break in a Disaster Zone
Despite warnings urging them to stay home, college students plan trips to earthquake-damaged Haiti.

Inside Higher Ed
March 1, 2010
Quick Take - The Chile Earthquake: U.S. Students Safe
Early reports are encouraging about the safety of American students in Chile, which suffered a major earthquake Saturday.

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