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WYPR
October 4, 2010
Midday with Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: University President Ron Daniels was interviewed on Monday, Oct. 4.

Maryland Daily Record
October 7, 2010
Johns Hopkins Hospital tops U.S. News and World Report rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins received first place in ear, nose and throat; neurology and neurosurgery; gynecology; rheumatology; and urology, marking the 20th year in a row that the Baltimore hospital has won top honors.

Washington Post
October 7, 2010
Marriage "gap" narrows among white women regardless of education, report finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin comments.

The Cypress Times
October 7, 2010
NASA's WMAP Project Completes Satellite Operations Mission Observed Universe's Oldest Light
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this story about the conclusion of the WMAP mission.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2010
Civility symposium focuses on treatment of others
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a panel discussion led by P. M. Forni, who is a Krieger School professor of Italian literature and a prominent civility expert.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2010
Md. high school graduation rate climbs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Bob Balfanz, a research scientist for The Johns Hopkins University's Talent Development High Schools. The piece notes that Balfanz has studied graduation and dropout rates nationally.

The Fiscal Times
October 6, 2010
European Budget Cuts Change Global Defense Strategy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mitchell Orenstein, a professor of European studies at SAIS.

WJZ.com
October 6, 2010
Hopkins Holds Memorial Service For Researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a memorial service was held for slain Johns Hopkins University research assistant, Steve Pitcairn, who was fatally stabbed in Charles Village during a robbery.

Roanoke Times
October 8, 2010
Tech's research spending increases
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Johns Hopkins once again leads the nation in terms of R&D expenditures, according to a recent National Science Foundation survey.

Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2010
Rising rates of injury can't explain the increased use of emergency room CT scans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study out of the School of Medicine that found that the use of advanced imaging machines in hospital emergency departments tripled between 1998 and 2007, resulting in higher costs and longer emergency room stays.

Nature
October 7, 2010
European research animal use holds steady
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Thomas Hartung, director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
October 7, 2010
What You Can Get Free
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Bucks – Making the Most of Your Money” blog includes a “free education” item that links to an Open Courseware website offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2010
Breast cancer researcher becomes a patient
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Cynthia Zahnow, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center breast cancer researcher who last year was herself diagnosed with the disease.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Remembering Sue
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary about a terminal breast cancer patient who entered a vaccine trial at Johns Hopkins Hospital is written by Stephanie Desmon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter who is now a senior media relations representative for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
'I'm very happy to be here'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story profiles Adele Snowman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was a 46-year-old a single mother working as a neuroscience researcher at the School of Medicine and going to school at Johns Hopkins at night for her master's degree in biotechnology.

Nature.com
October 7, 2010
Making Miniature Machines with Hamilton Smith
Johns Hopkins angle: In this online video, Noy Bassik, a student in the School of Medicine’s medical scientist program, interviews Hamilton Smith, who was a 1978 co-winner of the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in recognition of research he conducted at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Motorcycles safer than the ATVs, study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog item quotes Cassandra Villegas, a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgery Trials and Outcomes.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News)
October 7, 2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story recommends that people use the Johns Hopkins Medicine website to find out more about breast cancer recurrence.

BioMed Middle East
October 8, 2010
Relaxation of rules on advertising may help medical tourism to Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, a Malaysian company plans to work with Johns Hopkins University to set up a medical science teaching facility and a new hospital in Malaysia, within a new medical city in central Selangor state, to provide a boost to medical tourism in the country.

Kansas City Business Journal
October 7, 2010
Cerner Health Conference could generate $4.5M in Kansas City
Johns Hopkins angle: Children's Center neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson will speak at the 25th Annual Cerner Health Conference, which will be at the Kansas City Convention Center.

PsychCentral
October 7, 2010
Sights and Sounds of Nature Ease Physical Pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Research led by Noah Lechtzin of the School of Medicine concludes that being immersed in a peaceful atmosphere complete with chirping birds, croaking frogs and trickling water can ease the considerable pain of bone marrow extraction in one of five people who must endure it.

Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Pa.)
October 7, 2010
Retired Shippensburg clergyman turning 100
Johns Hopkins angle: The Rev. Ralph Mickel was on staff at Johns Hopkins Medical Center for a number of years.

Baltimore Jewish Times
October 8, 2010
Do Younger Jews Still Care About Israel?
Johns Hopkins angle: Abigail Sussman, a freshman at Johns Hopkins, is one of the people interviewed for this story.

LeHigh Valley Express Times (Pa.)
October 8, 2010
Pen Argyl at Northern Lehigh is a 'four-bag football game' according to the Unknown Scribe
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions JHU's loss to Muhlenberg.

The Washington Post
October 8, 2010
Casper Bangs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that singer-guitarist Rob Pierangeli earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2009.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2010
Kathleen M. Klemmer, Hampden activist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Klemmer earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1973 at Johns Hopkins and was a member of the university’s first graduating class that included women. The article quotes James W. Campbell, communications manager at the School of Education.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times
October 7, 2010
At Yale, Anger Over Tactics Used in Raid of Off-Campus Party
Raids on bars are not unusual these days in New Haven, where huge crowds in a cluster of downtown nightspots have lately turned rowdy. But the sweep last weekend has angered students and perplexed administrators in the Gothic halls on campus.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 8, 2010
Obama Rallies Crowd at Bowie State University
President Barack Obama visited Maryland’s oldest historically black university Thursday to rally support for Gov. Martin O’Malley and the state’s Democratic candidates.

Inside Higher Ed
October 8, 2010
Not Everyone Is AWOL
Defense secretary's speech renews debate about ROTC at top universities, but contrary to widespread belief, units continue to thrive at some Ivies and liberal-leaning publics.

Bloomberg
October 7, 2010
U.S. Oversight of College Recruitment Found Lacking
The U.S. Department of Education must do a better job of enforcing rules intended to protect students from misleading recruitment practices at colleges and universities, investigators said in a report to Congress.

New York Times
October 8, 2010
Duke Winces as a Private Joke Slips Out of Control
Duke students again found their school in the middle of a sex-related scandal and many are annoyed at the power of the murky, borderless world of the Internet to wreak havoc and tarnish images.

Washington Post
October 8, 2010
Howard allows overnight guests in upperclassman dorm
Although the sexual revolution swept away sleepover rules at many schools, some institutions held firm. Chief among them were historically black colleges and religious institutions.



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