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New York Times
November 17, 2010
Officials in Haiti Defend Focus on Cholera Outbreak, Not Its Origins
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from David Sack, a Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologist who studies cholera outbreaks.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
November 16, 2010
Peabody Student Collapses And Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports on the death of Peabody Institute student Casey Butler, who collapsed during a music lesson. It mentions that she had played in the Peabody Youth orchestra and was a Dr. Ben Carson Scholar who had played at private gatherings at the home of Carson, a School of Medicine faculty member.

BelairPatch
November 16, 2010
Butler, Bel Air Graduate, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This website story is about the death of Casey Butler, a Peabody Institute student who died this week after losing consciousness during a bassoon lesson.

Voice of America
November 16, 2010
China Seeks Global Sources of Raw Materials
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Francisco E. Gonzalez of SAIS.

PBS NewsHour
November 16, 2010
TSA Chief: Disagreement Over Security, Privacy Balance Understandable
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that experts at Johns Hopkins evaluated the new airport scanners for safety.

Daily Mail (UK)
November 17, 2010
Now airport staff accused of putting their hands down passengers' pants as backlash over body scans and groin pat downs grows
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Washington Post Blogs
November 15, 2010
On Leadership: Too big to U-turn
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses General Motors' two-year revival/turnaround.

Toledo Blade (Ohio)
November 17, 2010
UT exhibit offers Toledo history lesson, peek at future
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Stuart Leslie, a professor in the Krieger School's history of science and technology department, will give a lecture.

La Prensa (Ohio and Michigan)
November 16, 2010
Toledo’s economic history detailed in exhibit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Stuart Leslie, a professor in the Krieger School's history of science and technology department, will give a lecture.

Newsroom America
November 16, 2010
Under Secretary Brainard Remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: Under Secretary Lael Brainard Remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies at an event c-hosted with the Korea Economic Institute and The Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies.

CNN
November 17, 2010
TSA chief likely to face lawmakers' questions on pat-downs, body scans
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that experts at APL evaluated the new scanners.

TIME
November 17, 2010
Should We Worry About Radiation Exposure From New Airport Scanners?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the new airport full body scanners mentions that evaluators at APL (among other places) evaluated the scanners.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 17, 2010
‘Fed Up’ Passengers, Unions Balk at Airports’ Full-Body Scans
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News story noted that a person would need 15,822 screenings from the TSA machines in a 12-month period, or 43 a day, to reach a 0.25 mSv dose, according to a 2009 study by experts at APL.

Press of Atlantic City
November 17, 2010
You'll soon need a controversial body scan or extensive pat down to fly at Atlantic City airport; lawmakers want technology re-examined
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the TSA says both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory deemed the radiation dose emitted by the scanners to be safe.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
November 17, 2010
Airport body scanners may pose cancer risk, scientists say
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the public concern over full body airport scanners quotes Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the School of Medicine.

TIME
November 17, 2010
Study: Do Energy Drinks Lead to Alcohol Abuse?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column reports that plain old booze-free energy drinks — like Red Bull and Monster — may also increase the risk of alcohol abuse among teens and college students, at least according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.

NewsMax Health (Reuters)
November 17, 2010
Scans Show Need for Statins
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports on a study, led by Michael Blaha of the School of Medicine, that found that a heart scan that checks for hardening of the arteries is a better way to predict who will benefit from cholesterol-fighting statin drugs. Blaha is quoted.

MedIndia
November 17, 2010
Study Finds Over-prescription of Statins For Healthy People
Johns Hopkins angle: Cholesterol-lowering statin medications, miracle drugs for those suffering from heart disease, may be over-prescribed as a preventative measure for healthy adults, according to a study led by Michael Blaha of the School of Medicine.

All Headline News
November 17, 2010
Statins May Be Over-Prescribed
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers at a conference in Chicago reported that statins, a commonly-prescribed class of drugs designed to treat cholesterol, may be over-prescribed and not needed by most people taking them.

Top News India
November 17, 2010
Statins might be over- arranged
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers, led by cardiologist Michael Blaha, found that statins, a commonly-prescribed class of drugs designed to treat cholesterol, may be over-prescribed and not needed by most people taking them.

The US Daily (Reuters)
November 17, 2010
U.S. advisers hear pleas for Human Genome lupus drug
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters is Michelle Petri, a rheumatologist at the School of Medicine and consultant to Human Genome.

Mail Online (UK)
November 17, 2010
Why a happy marriage can ease the pain of arthritis
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jennifer Barsky Reese of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2010
Rep.-elect Harris snagged in health care flap
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the health insurance plan at JHU’s School of Medicine, where U.S. Representative-elect Andy Harris has worked since the 1980s, covers employees from the first day of employment.

Delmarva Now
November 17, 2010
Rep.-elect Harris defends health care inquiry
Johns Hopkins angle: Harris is a doctor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Delmarva Now
November 17, 2010
New dentist assumes Chincoteague practice
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Barry Van Orman, DDS, is a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2010
Hopkins holds annual women's health seminar
Johns Hopkins angle: A post in this health blog reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine on Saturday will hold its annual day-long conference at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel aimed at female consumers and featuring 32 health seminars lead by Johns Hopkins doctors and professionals.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2010
TEDCO broadcasts 100th project award today via UStream
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog item reports that Harikrisha Tandri, an assistant professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine, will be presented with an award for the funding of his technology, “Method and Device to Rapidly Induce Hypothermia.” The award is from TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corp.).

The International News (Pakistan)
November 17, 2010
Broccoli may fight skin cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a recent discovery by researchers at the School of Medicine indicates that broccoli sprout extract boosts the body’s natural ability to protect itself against the ultraviolet solar rays that causes skin cancer.

Science Blogs
November 17, 2010
Where are the rock stars of climatology?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post names Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., Deputy Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of the "rock stars" of science.

The Citizen (Fayetteville, Ga.)
November 16, 2010
All Saints Anglican will present ‘Home For the Holidays’ December 4
Johns Hopkins angle: This music recital preview mentions that soprano Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter are both enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2010
Blast forward Neto to be out 3-4 weeks after knee surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins junior wide receiver Sam Wernick was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year and that Wernick was joined on the All-Conference team by six other Johns Hopkins players. Also, a men’s soccer item states that Johns Hopkins will face second-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday.

Maryland Daily Record
November 16, 2010
Pro bono made easy for solos, small firms
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daily Record
November 16, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Dr. Taro J. Adachi, a new care provider at Chase Brexton Health Services, received his doctorate in medicine from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2010
Navy men defeat Neumann; UMBC, Towson women win
Johns Hopkins angle: This college basketball column mentions that St. Mary's beat Johns Hopkins’ men’s team, 73 to 66.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
November 17, 2010
Galie, Tucker D'Emilio earn league honors
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins receiver Sam Wernick was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the All-Centennial (football) Conference.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2010
Thomas D. Dawes, civil engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dawes in 1948 earned a degree in 1948 in civil engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times
November 17, 2010
Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology
Digitally savvy scholars are exploring how technology can enhance understanding of the liberal arts.

Baltimore Sun
November 17, 2010
College of Notre Dame changes name to Notre Dame of Maryland University
School officials say new name combines tradition with a nod to newfound complexity.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 16, 2010
Rising Standards Keep Top Colleges Out of Many Minority Students' Reach
As student achievement has gone up, so has the admissions bar, says a paper that warns of increasing stratification and describes some hopeful trends.

Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2010
Can't Pick a College Major? Create One
A growing number of colleges and universities are offering "create your own major" programs, custom degree plans in diverse subjects such as underwater archaeology, magic and peace and conflict resolution.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
November 17, 2010
Academic Hiring Freeze Looms as Obstacle to Faculty Diversity
Recession reduces job opportunities in the professoriate, particularly in areas where minorities are clustered.

Inside Higher Ed
November 17, 2010
Is Higher Ed Ready to Change?
College leaders increasingly seem to see that they must fundamentally change -- but signs of transformation are relatively sparse.


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