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NYTimes.com (AP)
March 22, 2010
US Scientist Wins Stockholm Water Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: U.S. scientist Rita Colwell, an adjunct faculty member at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has won the $150,000 Stockholm Water Prize for her research on the prevention of cholera and other waterborne diseases.

Deseret News (Utah)
March 22. 2010
U.S. scientist wins Stockholm Water Prize for cholera research
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports that Rita Colwell, an adjunct faculty member in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has won the $150,000 Stockholm Water Prize for her research on the prevention of cholera and other waterborne diseases.

New York Times
March 20, 2010
The Myths About China's Currency
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter Bottelier of SAIS co-authored this opinion piece.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
'Genius on the Edge' brings Dr. William Stewart Halsted's life into the light
Johns Hopkins angle: Some of the personal and professional secrets of one of Johns Hopkins Hospital's founding four are revealed in this book.

Washington Post
March 22, 2010
Estranged spouses increasingly waiting out downturn to divorce
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Washington Post
March 21, 2010
'Science city' data fail Montgomery residents' calculator tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the area west of Interstate 270 off Shady Grove Road where Johns Hopkins University wants to build as much as 20 million square feet of commercial, retail and residential space in what university officials describe as a world-class "science city."

ABC2News.com
March 20, 2010
Local Scientist Given $5 Million for Telescope
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that a team led by Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett has received $5 million from the Economic Stimulus Package to make a telescope to study the very first trillionth of a second in the universe.

USA Today
March 22, 2010
Down syndrome patients could unlock mysteries of aging
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information and a comment from Roger Reeves, a professor of physiology in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
Peabody players strike a note of volunteerism
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Peabody Conservatory students in the Be Orchestra, which performs for free.

Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2010
Preakness: Infield party to pour unlimited refills of beer
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2010
State agency fines Hopkins $370,000 on radiation issues
Johns Hopkins angle: The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Friday that it fined the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital $370,000 - the largest such penalty ever paid by Hopkins - after finding problems related to how the university and hospital handled radiation materials, maintained radiation machines and administered radiation to one patient.

Maryland Daily Record
March 21, 2010
Hopkins settles safety claims
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital have agreed to pay a $370,000 penalty to resolve civil claims by the Maryland Department of the Environment on 19 alleged violations of Maryland laws and regulations governing radioactive materials and radiation machines.

USA Today
March 22, 2010
Across the USA News from every state
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reported that JHU and Johns Hopkins Hospital were fined $370,000 for their handling of radiation materials and equipment. The Maryland Department of the Environment said most of the 19 alleged violations dealt with material security and not public health.

ABC2news.com (WMAR-TV ? Channel 2)
March 20. 2010
Johns Hopkins to Pay $370,000 Penalty
This TV news reports states that he Maryland Department of the Environment has reached an agreement with Johns Hopkins Hospital and JHU to settle civil claims for alleged radiation violations.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 ? Baltimore)
March 20, 2010
Johns Hopkins Fined For Radiation Violations
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article states that JHU and Johns Hopkins Hospital were fined $370,000 for their handling of radiation materials and equipment.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 21, 2010
Regional Digest
Hopkins fined for radiation violations
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU and Johns Hopkins Hospital were fined $370,000 for their handling of radiation materials and equipment.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
Student loan industry's 'takeover' by federal government is overdue
Johns Hopkins angle: This Eileen Ambrose column mentioned a 2007 investigation by New York's attorney general uncovered cozy financial dealings between college aid officers - including a director at the Johns Hopkins University.

LiveScience.com
March 20, 2010
Job Loss Takes a Toll on Mental Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Harvey Brenner, a professor emeritus in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN.com
March 22, 2010
Aruban divers to inspect site where couple says they saw human remains
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Martin Makary, an associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine.

Sify News (India)
March 20, 2010
Moon smash-up may have created new Jupiter ring
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on an image shot by the New Horizons spacecraft and quotes scientist Andy Cheng of JHU?s Applied Physics Laboratory.

HealthDay
March 19, 2010
Acne Drug May Help in the Fight Against AIDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Janice Clements, a professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology in the School of Medicine. Clements and Gregory Szeto, a graduate student, are quoted.

WAMU 88.5 FM (Washington , D.C. Radio Station)
March 21, 2010
Alzheimer's, Aging and Elementary Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio news feature focuses on research being conducted by Michelle Carlson, an associate professor mental health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PsychCentral
March 22, 2010
Sensual Emotions May Be Culturally Specific
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Argye Hillis, a professor of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation in the School of Medicine.

The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
March 20, 2010
Check off checklist as a deterrent to fighting infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a checklist procedure, pioneered by Peter Pronovost, a professor in the School of Medicine, as a way to prevent hospital infections.

The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
March 21, 2010
South Sound Military for March 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Air Force Maj. Susan M. Von Eicken, who was recently named Air Force Mental Health Nurse of the Year, received a bachelor?s degree in 1985 from JHU.

The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)
March 21, 2010
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Victor G. Vogel, national vice president for research at the American Cancer Society and director of cancer services at Geisinger Health System, earned a bachelor's in natural science from JHU and a master's from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Raleigh News and Observer
March 21, 2010
Harmonious meeting leads to new concerto
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that the eight musicians in Brooklyn Rider and 2 Foot Yard studied at Curtis, Peabody, Oberlin and Juilliard, yet none aspire to sit in the second row of a symphony orchestra.

Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2010
At Penn Station, the sign no longer goes clackety-clack
Johns Hopkins angle: Martha Hill, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
No. 8 Johns Hopkins stifled by No. 2 Syracuse
Johns Hopkins angle: The No. 8 Blue Jays took just three shots - none on net - in the first quarter, and No. 2 and reigning national champion Syracuse took advantage of a 3-0 run to cruise to a 10-7 victory before an announced 6,504 at Homewood Field on Saturday night.

The Post Star (Glen Falls, N.Y.)
March 21, 2010
CBA's Reilly a true lacrosse player
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that local high school athlete Jack Reilly will enter JHU next fall on a full scholarship as a defenseman and long-stick midfielder on the school?s men?s lacrosse team.

Swimming World Magazine
March 20, 2010
NCAA Division III Championships: Kenyon Men, Emory Women Capture Team Titles
Johns Hopkins angle: This swimming competition article mentions that in the men's 200 backstroke, John Thomas of JHU defended his title and broke his own national record en route to a 1:46.62 victory.

Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2010
Dr. Albert Shapiro, Baltimore dermatologist, dies at 96
Johns Hopkins angle: Shapiro also endowed a research grant at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for the treatment of mental illness.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
Shirley F. Sohmer (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Sohmer, who began her career as a staff nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, helped develop the department of neurology and nursing service, and later became a senior nursing administrator.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
William S. Miller, mechanical engineer (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Miller earned a bachelor's degree in 1930 in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Inside Higher Ed
March 22, 2010
Student Loan Overhaul Advances
Congress's Democratic majority has approved what supporters characterized as a dramatic reshaping of the federal student loan programs.

New York Times
March 22, 2010
Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences
A report sought recommendations for drawing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 22, 2010
Salaries Stall for Midlevel Administrators
Salaries stayed the same this year for midlevel college administrators, according to a report released this week by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.?

Washington Post
March 22, 2010
Graduate students juggle parenthood with academic politics
University rules make it hard to break for maternity, paternity.

New York Times
March 22, 2010
Stanford Medical School to Expand Ethics Rules
Volunteer teachers may no longer give paid speeches drafted by the makers of drugs or medical devices, rules that full-time faculty members already follow.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2010
Loyola solicits neighbors' ideas
Loyola University Maryland has begun a series of one-on-one sessions with community leaders and residents to solicit ideas for how students and faculty members can help revitalize the nearby York Road corridor.

Johns Hopkins University