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ABC News
March 29, 2010
Experimental Procedure 'Rewires' 6-Year-Old's Nervous System
Johns Hopkins angle: Allan Belzberg, an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, is quoted in this story about efforts to reverse paralysis in the left arm of a six-year-old Pennsylvania boy.

Wall Street Journal
March 29, 2010
Don't Rock the Boat
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Riordan Roett is quoted in this article.

TIME
March 28, 2010
Classifying Every Known Galaxy in Just Three Weeks
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about the "Galaxy Zoo" quotes Jordan Raddick, the education director of the Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
March 28, 2010
Science and the suburban future
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial discussing plans for the Life Sciences Center in Montgomery County mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
March 26, 2010
D.C.'s cherry blossoms and the sad story of Japanese family
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the son of a former Japanese ambassador to the United States enrolled in a master's program in political economy at Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg
March 26, 2010
Pfizer Told to Pay $142.1 Million for Neurontin Marketing Fraud
Johns Hopkins angle: Research by Kay Dickerson, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist, is mentioned in the story.

Baltimore Sun (Capital News Service)
March 29, 2010
Same-sex marriage advocates bide time
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Crenson, retired KSAS political scientist, is quoted.

Red Orbit
March 29, 2010
Childhood Cancer Patients Enrolled In Clinical Trials Need Clearer Communication About Their Role
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Yoram Unguru of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, a small study of children with cancer enrolled in therapeutic clinical research trials shows that they don't fully understand what physicians and parents tell them about their participation, nor do they feel they are genuinely involved in the choice to take part.

MSN New Zealand
March 29, 2010
Girl recovers after half of brain removed
Johns Hopkins angle: An update on the condition of a little girl who had half her brain removed at Johns Hopkins Hospital by neurosurgeon George Jallo of the School of Medicine. The child was suffering from a rare condition known as Rasmussen’s Syndrome.

Washingtonpost.com
March 29, 2010
The Answer Sheet: More colleges join $50K-plus a year club
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Johns Hopkins University is among colleges now charging at least $50,000 for tuition, room and board and fees.

Newsmax Health
March 29, 2010
Cell Phones Can Harm Your Voice
Johns Hopkins angle: From yelling at baseball and basketball games to talking on your cell phone, your daily activities can strain and damage your vocal cords, according to Lee M. Akst, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center.

WBAL Radio (Baltimore)
March 29, 2010
Committee Charged With Finding New City Health Commissioner
Johns Hopknis angle: Michael Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Thomas Burke of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will serve on a 12-member panel appointed by the mayor to find a new city health commissioner.

Wall Street Journal
March 27, 2010
A Former Slave's Long Road to Sainthood
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay about Pierre Toussaint mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 29, 2010
Guest Notebook: Baltimore’s push for Google Fiber is more than just how badly we want it
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Johns Hopkins as a reason that Google Fiber should locate in Baltimore.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 26, 2010
Hopkins APL plots $30M expansion of space division
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Laboratory plans to break ground this summer on a $30 million testing facility for its Space Department in Laurel, according to this article.

Washingtonpost.com
March 29, 2010
The Checkup: Diabetes raises cancer-surgery death
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that people with diabetes who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die in the month following their operations than those who have cancer but not diabetes, according to an analysis led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Red Orbit
March 29, 2010
Diabetes Raises Risk Of Death In Cancer Surgery Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: People with diabetes who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die in the month following their operations than those who have cancer but not diabetes, according to an analysis led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Sify (ANI)
March 29, 2010
Diabetes 'ups death risk in cancer surgery patients'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that people with diabetes who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die in the month following their operations than those who have cancer but not diabetes, according to an analysis led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Chicago Tribune
March 28, 2010
When it come to prostate, watch and wait
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that longest running trial of the strategy is at Johns Hopkins University, where experts have followed 800 men over the past 15 years and quotes H. Ballentine Carter, professor of urology at Johns Hopkins.

The Detroit News
March 27, 2010
Public triumph, private torment for sportswriter who transgendered
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Kraft, a psychologist at the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

Palm Beach News
March 27, 2010
New computer model could help power companies better prepare for hurricane aftermath
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, using data from five major hurricanes, researcher from Johns Hopkins and Texas A & M have created a computer model that may predict power failures prior to a storm, which could save providers and customers lots of money.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 28, 2010
Health care: A big new wave of paying patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Weiner of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Cosmos Magazine
March 29, 2010
Beasts of the ice
Johns Hopkins angle: Paleontologist David Weishampel of the School of Medicine comments in this piece.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 28, 2010
Cells' source finally gets her due
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot. Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Calgary Herald
March 28, 2010
Maternal health includes contraception
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions that a "study out of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, which examined attitudes toward contraception in Ilorin, Nigeria, found that 80 per cent of women who were educated about contraception thought it the best method of family planning."

News Az
March 29, 2010
Turkish-Armenian rapprochement 'dead but not buried'
Johns Hopkins angle: News.az interviews Gareth Jenkins, non-resident Turkey expert at SAIS.

Fort Worth Business Press
March 29, 2010
Growing need
Demand for geriatric psychiatrists increasing with population
Johns Hopkins angle: Majid Fotuhi is director of the Center for Memory and Brain Health at the Berman Brain and Spine Institute in Baltimore and assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, offers tips for aiding mental health in older patients.

Baltimore Sun
March 27, 2010
Baltimore County, city move to turn around failing schools
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the city school board has approved four partners to run failing schools: Living Classrooms, Johns Hopkins Talent Development, Friendship and Global Partnership Schools.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
March 27, 2010
Booster Shots: Thank goodness they're not real doctors, they only play them on TV
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that medical student Matthew Czarny, and faculty directors from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics analyzed depictions of bioethical issues and professionalism over a full season of two popular medical dramas-"Grey's Anatomy" and "House, M.D."-and found that the shows were "rife" with ethical dilemmas and actions that often ran afoul of professional codes of conduct.

International Business Times (Australia)
March 29, 2010
“Grey’s Anatomy” tv drama “rife” with bioethical issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that medical student Matthew Czarny, and faculty directors from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics analyzed depictions of bioethical issues and professionalism over a full season of two popular medical dramas-"Grey's Anatomy" and "House, M.D."-and found that the shows were "rife" with ethical dilemmas and actions that often ran afoul of professional codes of conduct.

Croatian Times
March 29, 2010
Johns Hopkins to help Croatian amputee
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, professors at Johns Hopkins University, including Zlatko Tesanovic of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said they would provide prostheses for Croatian Captain Marko Pavkovic, who was hit by a car on the day of his return from Afghanistan.

Dayton Daily News
March 28, 2010
Paternity testing business thrives, consumers pay big
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the booming business in paternity testing notes that the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University urges anyone considering the use of a paternity testing service to check out its credentials first.

Consortium News
March 28, 2010
US-Israeli Relations at a Crossroads
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor at JHU.

WMAR-TV
March 28, 2010
Maryland Landmarks Go Dark for Earth Hour
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned.

The Washington Post
March 29, 2010
Web rankings put JMU lecturer Kimberly DuVall-Early at head of national class
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2010
Md. sees hospital building boom
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that an expansion under way now is at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is spending more than $1 billion to replace much of its East Baltimore medical campus.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2010
Special-needs center's owner keeps head up after disaster
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Cisco Nochera completed a master's program in severe and profound disabilities at the Johns Hopkins University.

City Paper (Baltimore)
March 24, 2010
Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about the inaugural festival of contemporary French cinema, spearheaded by the French program of Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2010
Eastside Democrats' power politics help members succeed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the East Baltimore Development Inc., a massive redevelopment effort led by Johns Hopkins, has caused the relocation of families. It also mentions that Bernard Young used to be employed by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2010
Are we Northern? Southern? Yes.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Back Story column is Robert J. Brugger, author of "Maryland, a Middle Temperament 1634-1980," who is regional book editor for the Johns Hopkins Press.

Iowa City Press Citizen
March 28, 2010
UI music enriches children's lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that members of the Maia Quartet were on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Palestine Herald Press (Texas)
March 27, 2010
Dulcimer Festival ends on high note
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, hammered dulcimer player Ken Kolodner studied epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2010
Jays still unable to solve Cavs
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins falls to Virginia for the 6th time in a row.

Ridgefield Press (Conn.)
March 28, 2010
White helps Virginia beat Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the men's lacrosse team's loss on Saturday.

NewsPlex.com (Va.)
March 28, 2010
Virginia Rolls Past Johns Hopkins 15-6
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the men's lacrosse team's loss on Saturday.

Richmond Times Dispatch (Va.)
March 28, 2010
Defense shines in U.Va.‘s romp over Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the men's lacrosse team's loss on Saturday.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 28, 2010
Women's College Lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's lacrosse team beat Oregon.

Montrose Daily Press (Colo.)
March 23, 2010
John Thomas finishes college swimming career on top
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas is a senior in the Whiting School.

Scranton Times Tribune (Pa.)
March 29, 2010
School Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: Ray Yagloski will be attending the university in the fall.

Washington Post
March 29, 2010
Henry M. Seidel, 87, dies; pediatrician, Johns Hopkins dean (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Seidel was a former dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was associated with Johns Hopkins for almost 70 years and left a lasting impression on generations of students.

Baltimore Sun
March 27, 2010
Dr. Henry M. Seidel (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Seidel was a former dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Washington Post
March 29, 2010
Dr. Patrick A. Coyne dies; ENT specialist aided entertainers (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Coyne completed his residency in otolaryngology in 1976 at the Johns Hopkins University medical school in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2010
Donora 'Donni' Dingman-Willemain (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle:Dingman-Willemain completed a fellowship a year later in change management at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2010
Alberta B. Gamble, homemaker and artist (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Gamble did postgraduate work at JHU.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Magazine
March 28, 2010
You’ve Got Mail: Inside a top college’s admissions room.
In early March, the 10 members of the Sarah Lawrence College admissions committee gathered to decide the fates of the 1,904 applicants for 340 spaces in the class of 2014.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 28, 2010
High-Tech Cheating Abounds, and Professors Bear Some Blame
Online assignments have made it simpler for students to cheat on their homework — but professors who study such cheating say it shows up on exams.

Associated Press
March 28, 2010
Obama: Loan changes make college more affordable
Big changes in the student loan program will help make college more affordable for students and their debt load more manageable after graduation, President Obama says.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
March 26, 2010
Feds sent students the wrong aid form
A group of students seeking financial aid for college were mistakenly sent an old FAFSA form by the U.S. Department of Education, and may have missed aid deadlines as a result.

Inside Higher Ed/USA Today
March 26, 2010
Vanderbilt, Fisk collaborate to get more minorities science doctorates
Thirty-five have enrolled, all from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. (Just three of the students are white, and all are women.)

Providence Business Journal (R.I.)
March 26, 2010
Brown U. to expand ties with India
President Ruth J. Simmons will lead a school delegation to India this week as the university expands its programs in the world's largest democracy and explores new partnerships there. 



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