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NPR
October 7, 2010
The New Republic: This Is Not The End Of US Power
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes David Calleo of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2010
Hopkins school of medicine honors slain researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the School of Medicine was scheduled Wednesday to honor the work of researcher Stephen Pitcairn, who was fatally stabbed while walking to his Charles Village apartment. Among those slated to participate were JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and former president William C. Richardson.

Oneindia (ANI)
October 7, 2010
NASA'S WMAP project completes study of universe's oldest light
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this ANI story about the conclusion of the WMAP mission. Researchers, including Bennett (the mission PI), are still analyzing data collected by the satellite.

Space Fellowship
October 7, 2010
NASA's WMAP Project Completes Satellite Operations
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this story about the conclusion of the WMAP mission. Researchers, including Bennett (the mission PI), are still analyzing data collected by the satellite.

Wired News Science
October 6, 2010
Spacecraft Finishes Mapping Cosmic Microwave Background
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this article about the conclusion of the WMAP mission. Researchers, including Bennett (the mission PI), are still analyzing data collected by the satellite.

India Blooms
October 7, 2010
NASA observes universe's oldest light
Johns Hopkins angle: This IBNS story quotes Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett about the conclusion of the WMAP mission. Researchers, including Bennett (the mission PI), are still analyzing data collected by the satellite.

Spaceflight Now
October 6, 2010
WMAP finishes nine-year probe of infant universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett about the conclusion of the WMAP mission. Researchers, including Bennett (the mission PI), are still analyzing data collected by the satellite.

The Washington Post
October 6, 2010
10 colleges where you'd best apply early
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is among 10 named as colleges where early applications yields the greatest advantage, according to this blog about a U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Series explores the mind's interpretation of beauty
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog post calls attention to a series of lectures on sensory science and the arts developed by the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute and the Walters Art Museum. John “Jack” Griffin, director of the Brain Science Institute, is quoted.


Wall Street Journal
October 6, 2010
Murdoch Urges Overhaul of Big-City Public Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions a speech by Rupert Murdoch in which he mentions Johns Hopkins University research on high school dropouts.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
October 7, 2010
Domestic Violence, 12 Questions that Save Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about domestic violence includes advice from Jackie Campbell of the School of Nursing.

Daily News and Analysis (ANI)
October 7, 2010
All-terrain vehicles deadlier than motorcycles: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a Johns Hopkins team has found that crashes involving ATVs - four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles - are significantly more dangerous than crashes involving two-wheeled off-road motorcycles, such as those used in extreme sports like Motocross. Quoted is Cassandra Villegas, a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgery Trials and Outcomes.

NewsMax Health (Reuters)
October 7, 2010
ATVs More Deadly Than Motorcycles
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports on research led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine, which found that even when the severity of injuries was the same, the patients who had been riding ATVs were 50 percent more likely to die, and 50 percent more likely to need treatment in an intensive care unit and mechanical ventilation, compared to the motorcycle riders.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2010
Hopkins, Morgan promote diversity in reproductive science
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Picture of Health blog post, scientists from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Morgan State University have joined forces to increase diversity in reproductive research, using a $3.2 million federal grant. Andrew Wolfe, director of research training in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Children's Center, is quoted.

New York Times
October 6, 2010
Web Site to Offer Health Advice, Some of It From Marketers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Sharecare.com, an interactive social Q. & A. platform designed to provide consumers with health and wellness information, mentions that the site will debut with content contributed by Johns Hopkins and other prominent sources.

Calgary Herald
October 7, 2010
Technology boosts eyesight
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gislin Dagnelie, an assistant professor of ophthalmology of the School of Medicine.

News.az (Azerbaijan)
October 7, 2010
Azerbaijan could be 'major East-West energy hub'
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Jan Sir, an energy expert at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Pediatrician has prescription to fight obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on physician Maria Brown, a School of Medicine pediatrics instructor who teaches health care providers at St. Agnes Hospital about the benefits of getting children outside to combat obesity and related diseases.

Howard County Times
October 7, 2010
Movie Review: Going face to Facebook, with a vengeance
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of "The Social Network" notes that campus scenes were filmed on the Homewood campus, which stood in for Harvard.

Bmore Media
October 5, 2010
Global Leadership Blossoms in Harbor East at Hopkins' Carey Business School
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the Johns Hopkins Carey Business Schools' Global MBA program.

The Hill
October 6, 2010
Big Senate gains in 2010 could put Cornyn in the 2012 White House mix
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Guttman, director of the Center on Politics and Foreign Relations at SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Afro American
October 6, 2010
Fake Marijuana Now Illegal in Baltimore Co.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

Business Gazette (Md)
October 7, 2010
Landover area schools create plans to make AYP next year
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Cora L. Rice staff received summer training through Johns Hopkins University's "Boundless Learning" program to learn teaching methods for special education inclusion classes.

New Music Box (Online Magazine)
October 5, 2010
Don't Hem Me in, Bro
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is by David Smooke, who teaches music theory, rock music history and composition at the Peabody Conservatory.

Maryland Gazette (Glen Burnie)
Oct. 2, 2010
Pasadena: Performer with a purpose: Local man releases debut album
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Pasadena resident Michael Pomory attended the Peabody Institute, where he studied piano, theory and composition.

Central Illinois News Center
October 6, 2010
Peoria Symphony Hosts Russian Talent
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that pianist Eun Joo Chung studied at the Peabody Institute.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
October 7, 2010
Va. Tech rises in research rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins once again led a National Science Foundation list of academic institutions' R&D expenditures.

Belleville News Democrat (Ill.)
October 7, 2010
'It's amazing to be able to hold them': St. E's high-risk perinatal unit safely delivers couple's premature triplets
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Dr. Joseph Shumway completed his OB/GYN residency at Johns Hopkins.

Wilmington News Journal
October 7, 2010
Work of former University of Delaware professor earns Nobel for chemistry
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Daniel Nathans won the 1978 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work at Johns Hopkins.

Black Voice News
October 7, 2010
Moms-To-Be Urged To Get Flu Shot
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Kate O'Brien, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2010
Think you had a tough year? How about Brian Roberts?
Johns Hopkins angle: In this sports column, John Weingart, a neurosurgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Johns Hopkins still in construction phase
Johns Hopkins angle: This FaceOff lacrosse column reports that nine days from now, Johns Hopkins will meet Notre Dame in the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic in a scrimmage could provide early clues as to the quality of this year’s Blue Jays team. JHU men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2010
Emilio V. del Rosario Jr., 1934-2010 - Renowned classical pianist and beloved piano teacher
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Rosario received a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory, where he became the first student of pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher. It also mentions that he received the Paul Thomas Prize at Peabody.

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NPR
October 7, 2010
Schools Urged To Teach Youth Digital Citizenship
In the wake of a Rutgers University student's suicide, researchers who study youth and the Internet say schools need to do a better job of teaching kids the basics of digital citizenship.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 7, 2010
Conference Highlights Helping Students With Timely Degree Completion
Colleges and universities must find ways to help their increasingly diverse student bodies earn their degrees on time and accept responsibility if large numbers of students persistently take too long to graduate, expert panelists said Wednesday at a Baltimore education conference.

Inside Higher Ed
October 7, 2010
What Passes for a Raise Today
As budget anxieties persist, some universities address years of stagnant wages with one-time salary boosts instead of permanent raises.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 7, 2010
Computer Scientists Cry Foul Over NRC Rankings
The National Research Council modified its methodology for evaluating the field, but some scholars still say the data were flawed.

New York Times
October 7, 2010
Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent
The faking of academic credentials is pervasive enough that many worry it may slow China’s development.

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Ticker
October 7, 2010
Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The prize went to Mario Vargas Llosa, the versatile Peruvian writer and politician. His papers are stored at Princeton University.


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