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New York Times
October 13, 2010
Can Paul Rabil Make Lacrosse Sexy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Paul Rabil, a professional lacrosse player who set school records when he was a member of Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse team. At JHU, the story states, Rabil had a 3.5 G.P.A., majoring in political science with a minor in entrepreneurship and management.

NPR. Org (National Public Radio)
October 13, 2010
Rescued Miners Face Psychological And Other Health Hurdles
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar about how the miners’ extended stay in the dark may have affected their sleep-wake cycles, and also quotes psychiatrist Alan Langlieb of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Chilean miners may suffer mentally from ordeal
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post includes comments from George S. Everly Jr., an associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and a faculty member at the Center for Public Health Preparedness in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Knoxville News Sentinel
October 13, 2010
Challenges Chilean miners face in returning to the surface
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar about how the Chilean miners’ extended stay in the dark may have affected their sleep-wake cycles.

Baltimore Sun
October 14, 2010
An image problem: Q&A on mammograms
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece presents mammogram-related questions, some of which receive answers from Cecilia Brennecke, head of radiology at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Green Spring Station.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
City police receive federal grant for gun suppression
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that part of a $300,000 federal grant received by the Baltimore Police Department will fund an evaluation led by Daniel Webster of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

wowElle.com
October 13, 2010
Dr. Leslie Mancuso led Jhpiego among the first recipients of Innovation Award from USAID
Johns Hopkins angle: Leslie Mancuso, the president and CEO of Jhpiego, is featured.

St. Louis Globe Democrat (UPI)
October 14, 2010
U.S. ATV injury hospitalizations shoot up
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International piece reports on research out of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, concluding that hospitalizations for all-terrain vehicle injuries increased 150 percent in youth age 18 and younger from 1997 to 2006.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Maryland gears up for flu season
Johns Hopkins angle: This flu vaccine feature refers to Johns Hopkins research related to babies whose mother were immunized while pregnant and to another study about whether children who are allergic to eggs can safely be vaccinated.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 13, 2010
Hopkins nabs $3.8M urban health grant
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine won a $3.8 million grant to expand the number of doctors focused on the medical and social issues impacting underserved Baltimore City residents.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
October 14, 2010
Mystery of arsenic compound solved
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports that a team from Johns Hopkins (led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine) and Baylor University have discovered why an arsenic compound, called arsenite, can kill us, and yet function as an effective therapeutic agent against disease and infections.

WebMd
October 13, 2010
Virus Behind Oral Cancer Epidemic
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Gypsyamber D'Souza of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

North County News (Md.)
October 13, 2010
Jacksonville Elementary opens Ben Carson Reading Room
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that this Baltimore County elementary school now has a reading room named for Children’s Center neurosurgeon and education advocate Ben Carson. His wife, Candy Carson, is quoted.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
October 14, 2010
Nicotine could play role in Alzheimer's disease therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers were part of a team of neuroscientists who discovered that they may be able to eliminate debilitating side effects caused by a promising Alzheimer's drug by stimulating the brain's nicotine receptors.

News.az (Armenia)
October 14, 2010
Nabucco gas pipeline 'a dream' for US official
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Richard Morningstar spoke yesterday at a seminar on "The Caspian's changing role in global energy" at SAIS’s Central Asian and Caucasus Institute.

Manila Bulletin
October 14, 2010
Global Handwashing Day
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that the Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap.

The Calcutta Telegraph (India)
October 13, 2010
Early birds catch the festive first flush
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Radha Mukherjee, “a Mumbai girl now studying at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.”

USA Today
October 13, 2010
Oh, the horror of it all: Wes Craven looks back
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Craven holds a master’s degree from JHU.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 14, 2010
Brighton residents win college honors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Michael Chimowitz of Brighton graduated in May from Johns Hopkins University.

Delmarva Daily Times
October 14, 2010
In Brief
Johns Hopkins angle: Among the Worcester Prep students commended by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth were brothers Jordan and Jamie Welch.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Baltimore marathon bigger, faster in year 10
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Baltimore Marathon runner John Crews completed an internship at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory in 2007.

Stockton Record (Calif.)
October 14, 2010
All the right moves
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile mentions that cellist Amit Peled is a faculty member at the Pebaody Conservatory.

The Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Tex.)
October 14, 2010
Lauded organist to perform with Prothro concert series
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that John Weaver started studying organ music when he was 6 at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Aegis (Harford County, Md.)
October 13, 2010
Opening with a bang; Sheridan Kamberger Currie back home to play viola as Susquehanna Symphony performs '1812 Overture'
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Currie earned her bachelor of music degree at Peabody Conservatory under Baltimore Symphony principal violist Richard Field.

Baltimore Sun
October 14, 2010
Former Terp Merriman's run with Chargers to end on IR
Johns Hopkins angle: In this sports digest column, a women’s soccer item notes that senior Allie Zazzali scored two goals in the span 19 seconds to lead Johns Hopkins to a 4-1 victory over Franklin & Marshall. Another item reports that Johns Hopkins sophomore Ross Schofield and freshman Stephen Kingery were named Southern Division Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, by the Collegiate Water Polo Association.

The Washington Post
October 13, 2010
A weekend getaway puts DeMatha on track
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Research Center.

New York Times
October 13, 2010
David F. Musto, Expert on Drug Control, Dies at 74
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Musto taught for a year at Johns Hopkins University before joining the Child Study Center at Yale in 1969.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Sheldon L. Shubert, school psychologist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Shubert studied for his doctorate at Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
October 14, 2010
Diane W. Hetherington
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, executive coach Hetherington earned a master's degree in applied behavioral sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1986.



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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 14, 2010
Plan for Assigning Loan-Servicing Contracts Draws Complaints
As the Education Department prepares to award student-loan-servicing contracts worth millions of dollars to nonprofit lenders, some lenders and aid administrators are raising concerns about how the loans will be allocated.

New York Times
October 13, 2010
M.I.T.’s Makeover for the 21st Century
A 10-year development plan, nearly complete at a cost of $1.4 billion, has set a new mood — avant-garde — with 10 buildings by architects like Frank Gehry, Steven Holl and Fumihiko Maki, as well as a revamped streetscape.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
University of Maryland to build proton cancer treatment center
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving to team up with private industry to build a $200 million proton cancer treatment center at its BioPark in West Baltimore.

The Hechinger Report
October 13, 2010
‘Call me MISTER Initiative’ succeeds in recruiting, developing black teachers
Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER is on track to double the number of African-American men teaching in K-12 schools in South Carolina. It recruits young men from struggling schools, retaining them through college and beyond and eventually returning them to disadvantaged classrooms.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 14, 2010
Latino Men See Dramatic Jump as First-year Medical School Students
Hispanic males' overall medical school enrollment increased by 17.1 percent over last year. Hispanic female enrollees increased by 1.6 percent, and total Hispanic enrollment was up 9 percent, or 1,539 this year versus 1,412 last year.

New York Times.com – The Opinionator blog
October 11, 2010
The Crisis of the Humanities Officially Arrives
Stanley Fish, who once taught at Johns Hopkins, discusses the collapse of the humanities as signaled by SUNY Albany announcing Oct. 1 that its French, Italian, classics, Russian and theater programs were getting the axe.

New York Times
October 14, 2010
Five Public Colleges in Georgia Ban Illegal-Immigrant Students
Immigrant-rights groups protested the Board of Regents’ decision, but others said it was only a first step.

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