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Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2010
Hopkins to open medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine has signed an agreement to open the first private, four-year medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia. The piece quotes Mohan Chellappa, president of global ventures for Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

New York Times
November 3, 2010
As Clinton Visits, Malaysia Promises Fair Trial for Dissident
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit to Malaysia states that Clinton said she would sign three agreements during her stay, including one covering a partnership between the Malaysian government and Johns Hopkins University to build a medical school and teaching hospital.

The Malaysia Star
November 3, 2010
M’sia-US cooperation on medicine, science and technology inked
Johns Hopkins angle: This report concerns an agreement on collaboration, affiliation and licensing between the Academic Medical Center in Malaysia and the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 2, 2010
Johns Hopkins to develop medical school, hospital in Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins inked a deal to develop a medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia, marking the Baltimore institution’s latest push to expand internationally.

Maryland Daily Record
November 2, 2010
Johns Hopkins to help develop medical school in Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd to develop the first private, four-year graduate medical school in Malaysia.

Space Daily
November 3, 2010
New Supercomputer To Enable Data Analysis Not Possible Today
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a $2 million National Science Foundation grant that will enable Krieger School astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay and team to develop a supercomputer that will allow the kind of data analysis not otherwise possible today.

Bellingham Herald (Wa.)
November 3, 2010
Juggling act awaits Brazil's new leader
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this McClatchy Newspapers article.

Brazzil.com
November 3, 2010
Brazil's New President to Rule a Country with Boundless Ambitions
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the view of Riordan Roett of SAIS.

WTOP (AP)
November 3, 2010
Harris defeats Democrat Kratovil in Md. House race
Johns Hopkins angle: Republican Andy Harris, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine, defeated freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Kratovil on Tuesday with promises of a conservative approach to restoring America's economic vigor, according to this Associated Press story.

The Register (UK)
November 3, 2010
Haven for life found in Mars' Syrtis Major region
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Murchie of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is quoted in this article.

Chicago Tribune
November 2, 2010
Planet Teen: Forecast is good
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A interview with Clea McNeely of the Bloomberg School of Public Health concerns the state of the American teenager.

International Relations and Security Network
November 3, 2010
Injecting Life into the World Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is co-authored by Orin Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2010
Maryland Votes 2010: Scenes and news from around region on Election Day
Johns Hopkins angle: This Election Day roundup includes comments from James Moore, a Johns Hopkins University project manager, and Barbara Lamb, the former managing editor of the Johns Hopkins University Press, now retired.

College Inc. (Blog)
November 2, 2010
The 20 most expensive dorms
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Chronicle of Higher Education list that puts Johns Hopkins on its list of most expensive colleges in total list price.

Maryland Daily Record
November 2, 2010
On the Move, 11/2: Fager named director of volunteer services at GBMC HealthCare
Johns Hopkins angle: Cynthia Fager, who has been named director of volunteer services for GBMC HealthCare, completed graduate courses in teamwork and organizational behavior at Johns Hopkins University and created an end-of-life class that offered hospice volunteer opportunities to undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University, according to this article.

Peninsula News-Review (Sidney, B.C., Canada)
November 2, 2010
Violins sound at White
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that violin soloist Ann Fontanella has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The Mangalorean (IANS)
November 3, 2010
Scientists find way to erase traumatic memories
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that a team at the School of Medicine developed a technique that promises to delete painful memories permanently, possibly opening an avenue for more effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Lead author Richard Huganir is quoted.

Healthcare News (UK)
November 2, 2010
Painful memories can be erased
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a team led by Richard Huganir of the School of Medicine developed a technique that deleted painful memories in mice and holds promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 2, 2010
Steady turnout Tuesday at Baltimore polling places
Johns Hopkins angle: Amy Daniels, a graduate student at JHU, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2010
O'Malley defeats Ehrlich
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Ed Queen, an instructional designer for the Johns Hopkins University who was interviewed outside a Howard County polling place.

Business Day (South Africa)
November 3, 2010
New one-roof policies on TB, HIV/AIDS ‘are challenging’
Johns Hopkins angle: Adrienne Shapiro of the Bloomberg School of Public Health comments in this story.

MedIndia.com
November 2, 2010
Bare Essentials Used by Immune System to Speedily Detect Drug Targets
Johns Hopkins angle: A less-is-more approach to designing effective drug treatments that are precisely tailored to disease-causing pathogens has been taken by scientists at the School of Medicine, this story reports. Immunologist Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri is quoted.

Infection Control Today
November 2, 2010
Disinfecting Needleless Access Valves
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about infection control mentions a landmark study led by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Socialist Worker (Blog)
November 2, 2010
Squeezing the working class in Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Vincent Navarro of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Brisbane Times (Australia)
November 3, 2010
Drinking problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about dehydration mentions a study from the School of Medicine that showed that more than 40 of the 100 retirees who took part had some form of dehydration..

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
November 3, 2010
You can help family raise money to treat brain cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions Alfred Quinones, a surgeon at the School of Medicine.

The Daily Evergreen (Wa.)
November 3, 2010
Your morning cup of joe may be more addictive than you think
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about addiction to caffeine mentions a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University that concluded in 2004 that caffeine addiction is real, and even a daily cup of coffee can turn from a morning habit to a mental disorder.

Online International News Network (Pakistan)
November 2, 2010
Illness, aging may not change end-of-life choices
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study, one of the longest-running studies of aging in the world.

The Irawaddy News Magazine (Burma)
November 1, 2010
Dark Election Means a Dark Future
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions a conference titled “A Return to Civilian Rule? The Prospects for Democracy and Rights in Burma After the Election,” which was organized jointly by JHU’S School of Advanced International Studies and Human Rights Watch.

Philippine Daily Inquirer
November 3, 2010
Social workers get US master’s degrees
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that James Zabora, now dean of the National Catholic School of Social Work, was an oncology and public health professor at Johns Hopkins University for 20 years before he joined the Catholic University of America.

Gettysburg Times (Pa.)
November 3, 2010
Bullets a heavy underdog
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Gettysburg’s men’s soccer team doesn’t rank among the Centennial Conference leaders in any statistic but nonetheless is in the postseason, facing a familiar opponent in Johns Hopkins University.

Allentown Morning Call (Pa.)
November 2, 2010
Mules, Bears in showdowns on Saturday
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story says Johns Hopkins men soccer team will face Franklin & Marshall this weekend.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2010
Dr. Hayden G. 'Bud' Braine, oncologist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary pays tribute to Braine, an emeritus professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and a pioneer in the field of blood cell transfusion. Quoted are Richard J. "Rick" Jones, professor and director of bone marrow transplants at the center, and Judith E. Karp, professor of oncology and medicine at Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post (Obituary)
November 2, 2010
Howard A. Moss, NIH Senior Scientist
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, National Institutes of Health senior scientist Moss, who did extensive work in developmental psychology, took classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University.


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NPR.org (National Public Radio)
November 2, 2010
Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia
The reader-produced encyclopedia isn't considered a reliable source in many college classrooms. But now, it's partnering with students from top public policy programs to help write more entries.

Inside Higher Ed
November 3, 2010
Endowments Rebounding
A year after the worst performance since the Great Depression, new 2010 data show average investment returns of 12.6 percent for colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3, 2010
Republican Gains in Congress Could Temper For-Profit Inquiry and Lead to Spending Cuts
The outcome could mean a respite from intense scrutiny for proprietary colleges, and more-austere budgets could affect student aid and research.

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