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CNN Health
May 4, 2010
Stem cell treatment goes from lab to operating room
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jeffrey Rothstein, who heads the ALS research center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Washington Post Blogs
April 30, 2010
On Leadership: Shortsighted leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses whether Arizona Governor Jan
Brewer was right to take bold action in signing that state's new immigration law after she stated a "lack of federal leadership on the issue."

TIME Blogs
May 4, 2010
Curious Capitalist Blog: How to fix Europe, Part 1
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Erik Jones is quoted in this blog.


The Washington Post
May 4, 2010
Experts give answers about the new health-care law
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson and Bradley Herring of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health answer
questions about the new health-care law. Anderson is director of the school's Center for Hospital Finance and
Management; Herring directs its PhD program in health economics and policy.


National Review Online
May 3, 2010
Why the FDA Isn't A Model for Financial Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from the statements of KSAS political scientist Steven Teles.

The Washington Post
May 4, 2010
Web site celebrates often unknown scientists who have saved lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This round-up includes Alfred Sommer, professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins, whose research found that kids with low levels of Vitamin A not only went blind, but they also died more often from other illnesses.

National Review Online
May 3, 2010
The Corner: Academic Freedom at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani 
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that The American University of Iraq in Sulaimani (AUIS) was founded a few years ago by Barham Salih, Kanan Makiya of Brandeis, Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins SAIS, Azzam Alwash (who has worked tirelessly to reclaim the marshes Saddam drained), and the author, John Agresto.

NYTimes.com
May 3, 2010
Enhancing the Placebo
Johns Hopkins angle: This column on the placebo effect mentions “The Powerful Placebo: From Ancient Priest to Modern

Reuters via Yahoo! News
May 4, 2010
Scientist says Bolivar likely died of poison
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that Paul Auwaerter of the School of Medicine is supporting a theory that has been widely dismissed as a personal obsession of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: that his hero Simon Bolivar might have died from arsenic poisoning.


HealthDay News
May 3, 2010
Prostate Cancer Test a Flop in Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a technique that urologists had hoped would make it possible
to distinguish men with prostate cancer who need treatment from those who would only need watchful waiting didn't work
well, according to a study led by Ashley Ross of the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
May 4, 2010
Local Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief about the expected approval of a $10 billion, 17.5 million-square-foot center for science research and development, mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Knoxville News Sentinel (TN.)
May 4, 2010
Professor aids in asteroid discovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Josh Emery of the University of Tennessee and Andrew Rivkin of Johns Hopkins University's APL found evidence of water-ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 Themis.

Lansing State Journal (Michigan)
May 4, 2010
Lansing Symphony features award-winning 19-year-old
Johns Hopkins angle: Michigan native Ivan Moshchuk, a 19-year-old piano phenom, is a student at Peabody Conservatory.

Ghana News Agency
May 3, 2010
Sell only prescribed drugs in Gomoa West
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Country Director of the Johns Hopkins University Voices Project, Emmanuel Fiagbey, advised the people of the area to sleep under mosquito nets to prevent malaria, and that, the use of appropriate medicines can go a long way to reduce malaria infections in the communities.

MinnPost.com (Minnesota)
May 3, 2010
'Reading Lolita in Tehran' author Azar Nafisi speaking at human rights dinner -- 10 tickets available to BCC members
Johns Hopkins angle: Nafisi is currently a Visiting Professor and the director of the Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Spokane Spokesman Review
May 3, 2010
Multigenerational households
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes a recent Parade Magazine piece which quoted KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Huffington Post
May 3, 2010
Vietnam -- Still at War Thirty-Five Years Later
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a recent conference in Washington, D.C. on "Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Counterinsurgency from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan," sponsored by The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and
the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Philippine Star
May 3, 2010
Medical advances that may affect your health 
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news column reports that in the last few years, Pablo Celnik, MD, director of the Human Brain Physiology and Stimulation Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, and his team have been testing transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) therapy, which may help stroke victims regain movement.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
May 3, 2010
Second Opinion Blog: Red Line gets an upgrade but future unclear
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a proposed 14.5-mile project linking Woodlawn with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 4, 2010
Access Granted Blog: How Do True Beauty and Ultimate Hate Reside Side By Side?
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog author Marybeth Gasman is the author of Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).

Addis Fortune
May 3, 2010
Chief, Deputy EU Observers in Précis
Johns Hopkins angle: Tony Reis has a master's degree in international public policy from SAIS.

The Journal News (Lower Hudson Valley, NY)
May 4, 2010
Irvington's Saliani heading to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Julian Saliani was accepted into the Blue Jays' Class of 2014 — via e-mail — last month.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2010
Loyola has a lot on the line Saturday
Johns Hopkins angle: No. 12 Loyola will host No. 20 Hopkins on Saturday at the Ridley Athletic Complex in a game that will have significant playoff ramifications for both teams. The winner is not guaranteed to make the 16-team Division I playoff field.

Baltimore Sun
May 3, 2010
Robert Neale Allman, 81, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Allman Allman earned a bachelor's degree in music education in 1954 from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2010
Cockeysville woman, 22, killed in Va.
Students at the University of Virginia were stunned Monday after a varsity lacrosse player was found slain in her apartment and a member of the men's team was charged in her murder.

Washington Post
May 4, 2010
State attorney general demands ex-professor's files from University of Virginia
The attorney general is demanding that the University of Virginia turn documents from a former professor to determine if he defrauded taxpayers as he sought grants for global warming research.

Inside Higher Ed
May 4, 2010
Professors and Social Media
A new study reveals that nearly all faculty members use social media -- and most use it to teach.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 4, 2010
Why Deep Tuition Discounts May Not Spell Financial Doom
Many colleges have taken a whack at their sticker prices with heavy tuition "discounts" - knocking off big dollar amounts with institutional grants to get students in the door. 

Inside Higher Ed
May 4, 2010
FIPSE's Freefall Continues
Changes seem likely to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, which has a nearly-40-year tradition of supporting and expanding creative ideas within higher education.





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