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Wall Street Journal
October 6, 2010
Pax Americana and the New Iraq
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at SAIS and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Science Nation Online Magazine
October 4, 2010
Surgical Robotics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article and video focus on surgical robotics training and procedures at Johns Hopkins. Featured are surgeon David Yuh of the School of Medicine; Russ Taylor, a Whiting School computer science professor, and Jim Handa, a Wilmer Eye Institute surgeon.

Baltimore Sun
October 5, 2010
Baltimore's school synergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that public school leaders, in partnership with the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, are creating a school choice directory that will allow students in Baltimore to have access to broad educational opportunities.

USA TODAY
October 5, 2010
In-vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards wins Nobel Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards did some of his important preliminary work in in vitro fertilization during a summer as a visiting scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

KCSR-AM (Chadron, Neb.)
October 5, 2010
Project Beginning at CSC To Connect Area Piano Teachers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to an upcoming piano performance by Ruriko Osawa, a doctoral candidate from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2010
UMBC working to erase memory of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This “FaceOff” lacrosse blog item mentions that the UMBC Retrievers will meet Johns Hopkins in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on March 12.

New York Times
October 6, 2010
How China Sees Its Currency
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Economix” blog post was written by Pieter Bottelier, a senior adjunct professor of China Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Scientific American
October 5, 2010
A surge in CT and MRI Scans Has Not Boosted Diagnosis Rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Use of advanced imaging machines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays, according to a study led by Frederick Korley of the School of Medicine. Korley is quoted.

The Washington Post (Obit)
October 6, 2010
William M. Benesch
Johns Hopkins angle: The longtime University of Maryland physics professor received master's and doctoral degrees in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1947 and 1952, respectively, according to this obituary.

MSN News (HealthDay)
October 5, 2010
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that a new study led by Frederick Korley of the School of Medicine found that the us of advanced imaging machines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays.

MSNBC (Reuters)
October 5, 2010
Advanced imaging use in emergency rooms triples
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that a new study led by Frederick Korley of the School of Medicine found that the us of advanced imaging gmachines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays.

Trade Arabia News Service
October 6, 2010
Sharp rise in MRI, CT use 'has not paid off' in US
Johns Hopkins angle: Use of advanced imaging machines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays, according to a study led by Frederick Korley of the School of Medicine.

Post Chronicle (Mo.)
October 6, 2010
Advanced Imaging Use In Emergency Rooms Triples
Johns Hopkins angle: Use of advanced imaging machines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays, according to a study led by Frederick Korley of the School of Medicine.

The New Republic
October 5, 2010
It's Time to Hold Rwanda Accountable for its War Crimes
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, a visiting scholar at SAIS.

Wired
October 6, 2010
Exoskeletons, Robo Rats and Synthetic Skin: The Pentagon’s Cyborg Army
Johns Hopkins angle: A collaboration led by researchers at APL will start human trials on their Modular Prosthetic Limb this year.

Space.com
October 5, 2010
NASA Can't Afford Senate's Timeline for Solar Probe
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that as the Solar Probe mission concept has evolved over the past several years, the price tag has risen considerably as NASA and the Applied Physics Laboratory came to terms over what it will take to build a 600-kilogram flagship solar observatory designed to survive the brutal temperature swings it will encounter as it approaches the sun.

Coshocton Tribune (Oh.)
October 6, 2010
The United States must stand by Japan, our top ally in Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: Kent Calder of SAIS is quoted.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
October 5, 2010
Workers form human pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Poole & Kent Corporation and Johns Hopkins Hospital construction workers and employees, joined together in the fight against breast cancer yesterday by wearing pink hard hats.

KOAM TV (Pittsburg, Ks.)
October 6, 2010
KC conference to focus on bullying, depression
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press story, Karen Swartz of the School of Medicine will speak about adolescent depression awareness at the American School Health Association's annual conference in Kansas City next week.

The Cypress Times
October 6, 2010
VACCINE EXTENDS GLIOBLASTOMA PATIENTS' SURVIVAL IN PHASE II TRIAL
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, rhe EGFRvIII variant was co-discovered by Bert Vogelstein and Albert Wong at the School of Medicine

Health Leaders Media
October 6, 2010
Maryland hospitals join national effort to reduce infections
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland, trying to combat one of the highest growth rates of bloodstream infections in the country, is joining the national effort to curb the problem by adopting a prevention program created by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 2010
Milken focuses fund-raising savvy on prostate cancer research
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Jonathan Simons, president and chief executive of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, was working at Johns Hopkins in 1995.

Minnesota Daily
October 6, 2010
Mayo Clinic, U: defeat diabetes within decade
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Peter Agre,director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will chair a committee comprised of medical, business and philanthropic leaders.

Quad City Times (Ia.)
October 5, 2010
Davenport school district wins $2.1M grant to boost its graduation rate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins' research on high school graduation and drop out rates.

Cherry Hill Courier Post (NJ)
October 6, 2010
Meatless Mondays
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the Meatless Monday movement was adapted into a public health awareness program by Johns Hopkins University doctors, who had noticed the risks of excessive meat consumption.

Zawya
October 6, 2010
Hi-tech imaging centre opens in Al Ain hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, The Tawam Molecular Imaging Centre is operated in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Tampa Bay Newspapers
October 5, 2010
Ahern, Long address District 51 issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions a partnership between All Children’s Hospital and the world-class Johns Hopkins University.

Bank Info Security
October 6, 2010
How to Survive Social Media
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Sherrie Madia, a Writing Seminars alumna.

Food Service Safety News
October 6, 2010
Straight Talk About Feeding Antibiotics to Animals
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist mentions that researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that the amount of antibiotics North Carolina hog producers use in their swine feed every year exceeds the total amount of antibiotics used to treat infections in people nationwide.

New Haven Register
October 6, 2010
Columnist headlines money conference
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Michelle Singletary earned a master’s degree in business and management at Johns Hopkins University.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times
October 5, 2010
STEM Education Has Little to Do With Flowers
Is it a brand worth pitching? Some critics argue that the term is unnecessary and potentially self-defeating. What’s wrong with a simple science education, or if need be, science and math education?

The Hechinger Report
October 5, 2010
It’s up to universities to do a better job of making the case for their value to economy and society, leaders say
If universities are to flourish during the next century, they need to do a better job publicizing their role as drivers of economic growth, civic discussion and the production of new knowledge.

Washington Post
October 5, 2010
Obama at college summit: GOP plan would cut education spending
President Obama applauded the nation's community colleges Tuesday as "the unsung heroes of America's education system" but warned that the Republican economic plan would imperil their mission and put the nation at a competitive disadvantage against other nations.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
October 6, 2010
Nobel in Chemistry
The prize was awarded jointly to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis." They are from University of Delaware, Purdue University and Hokkaido University.

New York Times
October 6, 2010
Hazing Accusations Against a Sorority
The Sigma Gamma Rho sorority has faced charges in hazings at Rutgers and a
t San Jose State University.

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