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Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Johns Hopkins makes NCAA tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that the NCAA announced that JHU’s men’s lacrosse team will be making its 39th consecutive appearance in the annual tournament, keeping alive the longest active streak in any Division I team sport. Coach Dave Pietramala was quoted.

Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2010
Digging up chemical weapons in D.C.
Johns Hopkins angle: Beth Resnick, co-author of a 2007 study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
May 10, 2010
Islam's Nowhere Men
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Fouad Ajami of the School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
May 9, 2010
What’s next for ‘drill, baby, drill’?
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, suggests steps for leaders in Washington in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wall Street Journal
May 10, 2010
Guest Contribution: Checks and Balances at the Fed
Johns Hopkins angle: Jon Faust, director of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of this opinion piece.

The Washington Post
May 9,2010
Is President Obama's Afghanistan strategy working?
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is a contributor to this blog.

The New York Times
May 7, 2010
In a Laboratory, Turning Traditional Notions of Opera Upside Down
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the opera “With Blood, With Ink,” by the composer Daniel Crozier and the librettist Peter M. Krask, had its premiere at the Peabody Conservatory in 1993.

Ottawa Citizen
May 10, 2010
Money worries
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that current U.S. treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, studied at SAIS.

Rediff.com (India)
May 10, 2010
Meet the Indian-American deans of US B-schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This round-up of Indian-American deans of US business schools includes Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Deutsche Welle
May 9, 2010
No big changes for UK's Europe policy after election, says expert
Johns Hopkins angle: Klaus Larres, professor of history and international relations at the University of Ulster, is a visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the subject of this Q&A.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2010
Mayor restores money for Safe Streets program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes information from Daniel Webster, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gant Daily
May 10, 2010
Dark Chocolate May Protect Against Stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports that a compound found in dark chocolate may protect the brain against stroke, according to a new study by researchers at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 7, 2010
Md. tech industry’s stock-market rebound led by 'creative destruction'
Johns Hopkins angle: Xian Sun, an assistant professor at the Carey Business School, is quoted in an article on the rise in technology stocks.

AZ Central (Arizona)
May 10, 2010
Arizona hospitals work to keep patients from being infected
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on improving hospital safety for patients mentions a checklist approach invented by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Providence Journal
May 10, 2010
Medical students get lesson in safety
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

St. Louis Today
May 9, 2010
Notre Dame names first black Valedictorian
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Chicago Tribune, reports that University of Notre Dame valedictorian Katie Washington this fall will will begin an eight-year joint M.D.-Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University in its medical scientist training program.

History News Network
May 10, 2010
Gulf Spill Serves as Referendum on the High-Energy Existence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Brian Black, who wrote "Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom, which was published by the JHU Press in 2003.

WMAR TV (Baltimore)
May 7, 2010
Doctor: Weight a Factor in Obesity Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Jamie Costello interviews Martin Makary of the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health about the government's "Pay for Performance" program and its possible repercussions.

Pacific Daily News (Guam)
May 10, 2010
Tobacco use exacerbates diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: Hsin-Chieh Yeh of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Wired Science
May 7, 2010
Finding the Right Asteroid for Astronauts to Land on
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Andrew Rivkin of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

New Kerala (ANI)
May 8, 2010
Rampant HR violations, apathy by Burmese Military Junta leaves cyclone victims hapless
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the survivors of Cyclone Nargis that devastated Burma in 2008 continue to reel under the problems brought by the cyclone.

Spero News
May 10, 2010
Human rights violations continue among Burma cyclone survivors
Johns Hopkins angle: The survivors of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma (also known as Myanmar) in May 2008, continue to face challenges in rebuilding their lives, in lack of access to relief and reconstruction efforts, and in violations of basic rights more than one year after the storm, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Co-author Chris Beyrer is quoted.

Palladium Item (Indiana)
May 10, 2010
RCS leader speaks about grad rate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Virginian Pilot
May 10, 2010
Cancer cells killed her, then made her immortal
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Henrietta Lacks, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.

Rutland Herald (Vt.)
May 10, 2010
Studies link blood pressure, dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that higher systolic blood pressure (the top number) was associated with more progressive damage,  according to the study led by Rebecca F. Gottesman of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2010
Violence and alcohol 101
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that two years ago, college presidents from more than 100 of the country's best known schools called on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21. That list included the former president of JHU.

The Express Tribune (Pakistan)
May 9, 2010
The Myth of the Middle Class
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was authored by Ayesha Siddiqa, a visiting professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

California Chronicle
May 9, 2010
The Philadelphia Inquirer/ Carrie Rickey column: Americans are seeing fewer and fewer foreign films
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS is quoted in this column about movies, which originated in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Journal-News (Hudson Valley, NY)
May 10, 2010
Practice, and time, for teen drivers
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions that the biggest predictor of better driving among teens is how much time a youth has spent behind a wheel. Graduated license systems — that is, licenses that mete out more driving privileges over time — have been shown to cut fatal crashes involving 16-year-olds by some 38 percent, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Weekend in review (Part 1): Jonathan Carney leads Baltimore Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes music blog reviews a performance by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Carney, who “was joined by two big names from the Peabody Institute – its director, Jeffrey Sharkey; and a member of the faculty, cellist Amit Peled, who enjoys a busy career as soloist.”

Modesto Bee
May 9, 2010
Entertainment media drags down individuals, society
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about modern day television mentions research on TV viewing by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Wichita Eagle (Kansas)
May 9, 2010
For Wichita native, love means never having to say 'World Series'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that Rany Jazayerli graduated Phi Beta Kappa from JHU.

Press Enterprise (Riverside, Ca.)
May 10, 2010
Man's tales of fame face day of reckoning court
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Carmine "Bud" Cannarella's resume stated he had been a global information analyst for the Army, a trauma psychotherapist for the sheriff, and held degrees from Johns Hopkins and Duke University.

Al Bawaba (Turkey)
May 9, 2010
Johns Hopkins Names New Chief Nursing Officer for Hospital Affiliate in Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This short article reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the international arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Anadolu Medical Center has appointed John D. Crossley chief nursing officer of the Anadolu Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2010
Alleged speeder charged with recording trooper
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from former Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Police Chief Darrel Stephens, past president of a national police chiefs' group and now a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Police Executive Research Program.

The Washington Post
May 9, 2010
Loudon County School Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2010
Celebrating the hard-working princess
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about children’s book author E.D. Baker states that she earned a master's degree in teaching form JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2010
Four Maryland schools make NCAA men's lacrosse tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This article that the four Maryland teams earning spots in the NCAA Division 1 men’s lacrosse tournament were JHU, Loyola, Mount St. Mary's and Maryland. The Blue Jays will play Duke at noon Sunday in Durham.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2010
No. 20 Johns Hopkins flusters No. 14 Loyola in 9-6 win
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the JHU men’s lacrosse team’s crucial victory Saturday against Loyola. Coach Dave Pietramala was quoted.

USA Today
May 10, 2010
Division I lacrosse tournaments take shape amid tragedy
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins men (7-7) kept alive their string of appearing in every NCAA tournament since 1972. The Blue Jays, who compete as independents and thus can only earn an at-large bid, beat Loyola (Md.) 9-6 on Saturday just to get their record to .500 and be eligible for tournament consideration. Loyola (9-4) also was awarded an at-large spot.

Sports Illustrated (Associated Press)
May 10, 2010
Reeling UVa. lacrosse teams get ready for NCAAs
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP story -- which appeared in numerous online publications -- mentions that, in 2006-2007, Duke University's team had months to get accustomed to all the attention before falling by a goal to Johns Hopkins in the national championship game in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief in this column about a Major League Lacrosse exhibition game states that Jesse Schwartzman of the Denver outlaws played college lacrosse at JHU.

Louisville Courier-Journal (Ky.)
May 9, 2010
St. X grad a force for Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins tennis player Casey Blythe (St.Xavier) was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2010
Ex-Towson Catholic guard Delaney returning to Va. Tech
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief in this column reports that the winning streak came to an end at 32 games for the JHU baseball team with a loss in the nightcap to Salisbury by a score of 6-4. It also mentions that the 2010 Blue Jays hold the second-longest winning streak in school history, one win short of the 2004 team.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2010
Crystal Palace gets season's 1st point in draw
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column includes a women's college track and field news item reporting that JHU coach Bobby Van Allen was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the outdoor season.

The Washington Post
May 9,2010
Linda L. Green (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The software engineer earned her master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1989.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2010
Patricia Sonquist Lane
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Patricia Sonquist Lane earned a master’s degree at JHU and that she was married to M. Daniel lane, now chairman emeritus of the School of Medicine’s Department of Biological Chemistry.

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Inside Higher Ed
May 10, 2010
Methodology Change for Ph.D. Rankings
Responding to criticism it received in the peer review of its doctoral program rankings, the National Research Council is changing the methodology in a few places for the long-awaited project.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 9, 2010
At Harvard, Tenure Isn't Just for Old People Anymore
Promoting more young scholars from within the faculty ranks is changing the university's culture.

WBAL-TV
May 7, 2010
College To Expand Growing Pharmacy School
A new school of pharmacy that opened at the College of Notre Dame in north Baltimore in fall 2009 is expanding with a new building to house the four-year program.

Inside Higher Ed
May 10, 2010
Colleges as Potential Tax Targets
The Internal Revenue Service is focusing mostly on issues related to executive compensation and payment (or non-payment) of tax on unrelated business income in more than 30 reviews it is conducting of individual colleges and universities.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2010
Universities looking for answers to 'intimate partner' violence
Background checks and new laws pondered in wake of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love's death.


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