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NPR "Morning Edition"
November 11, 2010
Eyeless Larvae 'See' With Full Body Nerve Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on the discovery that fruit fly larvae have cells all over their body that detect light quotes neuroscientist Craig Montell of the School of Medicine.

PRI "The World"
November 10, 2010
Ukraine rewrites history books
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on the Ukrainian government's efforts to suppress discussion of 2004's Orange Revolution in the nation's schools quotes Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at SAIS who is writing a history of contemporary Ukraine.

New York Times
November 11, 2010
Grandparents’ Role Grows as the Economy Struggles
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy in the Krieger School.

Belleville Intelligencer (Ontario)
November 11, 2010
Please throw away those old shoes!
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jack Samuels, a psychologist who specializes in personality disorders at the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
November 10, 2010
Why Being Financially Literate Isn't Enough
Johns Hopkins angle: Yuval Bar-Or, who teaches at the Carey Business School, is quoted in this story.

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 11, 2010
Growing anxiety over airport pat-downs and scanners
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about airport scanners mentions that the technology has been evaluated by experts at APL.

MSN Money
November 10, 2011
Surgery error leads doc to public mea culpa
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine comments.

MSN India
November 11, 2010
''Mid-life cholesterol levels don't cause Alzheimer's disease''
Johns Hopkins angle: This PTI story reports on a new study led by Michelle M. Mielke of the School of Medicine that found that high cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life.

OneIndia News (ANI)
November 11, 2010
Mid-aged women with high cholesterol not at risk for Alzheimer
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Michelle M. Mielke of the School of Medicine has found that high cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, according to this ANI piece.

Ivanhoe.com
November 11, 2010
Cholesterol Levels May not be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe story reports that, contrary to earlier studies, a new study led by Michelle Mielke of the School of Medicine suggests that cholesterol levels in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer’s disease. The results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the disease.

Health.com
November 11, 2010
High Cholesterol in Middle Age May Not Lead to Dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This Health.com story reports that, contrary to earlier studies, a new study led by Michelle Mielke of the School of Medicine suggests that cholesterol levels in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer’s disease. The results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the disease.

WebMd.com
November 10, 2010
Study: Midlife Cholesterol Not Linked to Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: This WebMD story reports that, contrary to earlier studies, a new study led by Michelle Mielke of the School of Medicine suggests that cholesterol levels in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer’s disease. The results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the disease.

Kyiv Post
November 10, 2010
Yushchenko’s Failure Shouldn’t Derail Future Success
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece quotes Taras Kuzio, visiting fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

San Francisco Chronice (Bloomberg)
November 10, 2010
Obama Meets With Hu Amid Efforts to Close Trade Gap
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News story quotes Pieter Bottelier, a senior adjunct professor of China Studies at SAIS.

Jackson.com (Tenn.)
November 11, 2010
University concerts offer holiday cheer
Johns Hopkins angle: Organist Gillian Weir is the Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Peabody
Conservatory of Music.

GoErie.com (Pa.)
November 11, 2010
D'Angelo Piano Trio debuts at Luther Memorial
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Shirley Yoo graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

Chicago Tribune Blogs
November 11, 2010
What to feed a child on antibiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: Katrina Seidman, a registered dietitian at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, offers some dietary advice.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 11, 2010
Singapore Passing Malaysia 45 Years After Lee’s Tears
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg story mentions plans for a teaching hospital with courses by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 12, 2010
State business and education leaders to create new tool for teachers
Johns Hopkins angle: Teachers in Maryland would be linked to researchers from Johns Hopkins, as well as other universities and businesses with scientists and engineers in Maryland, according to this article.

Afro-American
November 11, 2010
Gun Buyback Whittling Away at Crime
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Webster, professor and co-director at the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette (Md.)
November 10, 2010
2014? It's not too early to start handicapping
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

ABC2 News
November 10, 2010
Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients show off creative side with "Miracle Ties"
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece (including video) reports that for the 15th year in a row, Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients showed off their own designs for ties yesterday at Joseph A. Banks Clothiers.

AllAfrica.com
November 10, 2010
Nigeria Has Highest Child Mortality Rate, Says Medical Expert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the International Vaccine Access Center at the School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
November 12, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Johns Hopkins.

Jordan Times
November 11, 2010
Activists rejoice as Reem Badran wins seat outside quota
Johns Hopkins angle: Badran holds an MA in international business from Johns Hopkins University.

Khaleej Times
November 11, 2010
UAE needs Emirati cadre of engineers, scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that "leading experts from Johns Hopkins University will be ?giving lectures to the students on the latest developments in systems engineering."

The Washington Post
November 12, 2010
Many deficit commission staffers paid by outside groups
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform includes a Clinton administration official who now teaches at Johns Hopkins.

WHTC Radio (Holland, Michigan)
November 10, 2010
True story behind "immortal" cells wins Wellcome prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (a non fiction book about a patient treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s) has won the second Wellcome Trust book prize.

Trucking Info
November 11, 2010
Investing in Driver Health Can Yield Dividends
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Lawrence Cheskin of the School of Medicine has reported that 55 percent of truck drivers are obese, with a body mass index of 30 or higher, compared to 33 percent of U.S. men.

Frederick News Post
November 10, 2010
Carmen Ileana Román: High Note
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist writes that "The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is the oldest active musical conservatory in the United States, founded in 1857 by philanthropist George Peabody."

The Washington Post
November 12, 2010
Maryland Coach Brenda Frese facing new challenges on and off the court
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that University of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese's 2-year-old son is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for leukemia.

Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.)
November 11, 2010
Maclay senior tennis standout opts to attend Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Macie Wilkins signed Wednesday to play tennis at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post (obit)
November 12, 2010
Walter J. Kaufman
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter J. Kaufman, 95, a retired officer with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Intelligence, received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1937.

La Canada Valley Sun (California)
November 11, 2010
Physician, educator and composer Richard Bing dies at 101
Johns Hopkins angle: Bing worked in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

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Wall Street Journal
November 11, 2010
U.S.-India Education: Which Way to Go?
What will happen if India's Parliament passes legislation to allow in foreign universities. The assumption is that Yale, Harvard and every other Ivy League University would suddenly come clamoring to build a campus.

New York Times – The Opinionator blog
November 10, 2010
College Kids These Days
Times columnists David Brooks and Gail Collins discuss various collegiate topics, including why rankings are meaningless when it comes to finding the right fit for an individual student.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 10, 2010
2-Year Colleges May Cost States More Than Some 4-Year Universities
A new study challenges the assumption that educating students at community colleges will save both governments and students money.

New York Times
November 11, 2010
Tuition Protest in London Turns Violent
Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.

New York Times
November 11, 2010
University Giving Falls, With No Rebound in Sight
Giving to 1,027 universities and colleges plummeted 11.9 percent in 2009, and indicators are that overall giving for fiscal 2010 may be flat.

New York Times
November 11, 2010
Charities Wrestle With Tax Uncertainty
With the estate tax due to return on Jan. 1 after a one-year hiatus, some charitable gifts are being delayed.

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