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New York Times
October 17, 2010
The Financial Time Bomb of Longer Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Peter S. Heller, a senior adjunct professor of economics at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
October 15, 2010
Study of Montgomery County schools shows benefits of economic integration
Johns Hopkins angle: Stefanie DeLuca, associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

13WHAM-TV (Rochester, NY)
October 17, 2010
Studies: Mayoral Control Doesn't Work. Integrating Schools Does.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Krieger School sociologist Stefanie DeLuca.

Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2010
Exhaustion: Why feeling really tired can threaten your health
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gerard Mullin, a gastroenterologist and associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Nature
October 14, 2010
Probe retires to a place in the Sun
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial piece calls the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe satellite (for which Krieger School astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett was the PI) "one of the greatest scientific experiments of all time."

Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2010
Joblessness Spurs Trans-Atlantic Divide on Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: Laurence Ball, an economist at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
The decline of the independent CIA
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed was written by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government in the Krieger School.

Boston Globe
October 18, 2010
ATV hospitalizations for children soar
Johns Hopkins angle: A study co-authored by Stephen Bowman of the School of Public Health found that hospitalizations for ATV injuries among children nationally increased from 1,618 in 1997 to 4,039 in 2006, or by 150 percent.

Washington Examiner
October 14, 2010
17-year-old conductor takes on Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that 17-year-old Ilyich Rivas, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s BSO-Peabody Bruno Walter assistant conductor, is studying at the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Gustav Meier.

Tehran Times (Reuters Health)
October 18, 2010
Sleep problems common in arthritis patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters Health article reports that a new study led by Grant Louie of the School of Medicine found that arthritis can substantially worsen the quality of a person's sleep, especially when pain is not well controlled or patients are anxious and depressed.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
University of Maryland adopts new technology to diagnose sick children
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Alexandra Valsamakis, director of clinical virology and molecular biology at Johns Hopkins Hospital's ' department of pathology.

Oregon Statesman-Journal
October 18, 2010
Rules for a frugal superpower
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

The Washington Post
October 17, 2010
Man charged with murder in Md. detective's death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Spokane Spokesman Review
October 18, 2010
Boys & Girls Club program supports struggling students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County, a chapter of the national nonprofit for youth, is one of 10 clubs nationwide chosen to be part of a four-year study by Johns Hopkins University on creating best practices for dropout prevention.

Stock Market Review
October 18, 2010
Uzbekistan "6+3" Afghanistan Proposal Deserves Washington's Attention
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Frederick Starr of SAIS's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

The Australian
October 18, 2010
Trichet, Weber divided on solution to unemployment, slow growth
Johns Hopkins angle: Laurence Ball, a Krieger School economist, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2010
Friends Made in Low Places
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the shooting and barricade situation at Johns Hopkins Hospital last month.

Wicked Local Avon (MA)
October 18, 2010
Children’s Health: Preemies face dangers in daycare
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gatehouse News Service brief reports that exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center led by Sharon McGrath-Morrow.

AOL News
October 17, 2010
For NY Diabetes Patients, Help Is a Phone Call Away
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jonathan Weiner of the School of Public Health.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 17, 2010
Study Abroad's New Focus Is Job Skills
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Martin Tillman, a former associate director of career services at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Chosun Ilbo (Korea)
October 17, 2010
N.Korea Seeks to Woo U.S. Through Private Experts
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Joel Witt of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies is also planning to visit North Korea.

Reuters Malaysia
October 18, 2010
PRESS DIGEST - Malaysia - Oct 18
Johns Hopkins angle: Two companies, including a listed entity linked to businessman Mohan Swami, will partner world renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine International and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in the 2 billion ringgit ($648.9 million) healthcare project announced during the 2011 Budget last Friday.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2010
Mobtown Modern continues to make Baltimore cooler with concert by Victoire, Sirota
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog entry reviews a recent performance by violist Nadia Sirota, noting that her father is composer Robert Sirota, former director of the Peabody Institute.

The Pottstown Mercury (PA)
October 16, 2010
Religion news in brief
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a concert by David Meece, a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and recipient of the 2009 Visionary Award for the Inspirational Male Soloist, mentions that Meece attended the Peabody Conservatory on a full scholarship.

Canton Repository (OH)
October 15, 2010
Dan Kane: Pit orchestra isn't the pits for local native
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Mark Ziegler, who plays upright and electric bass in a Broadway show’s nine-piece band, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

The Tidings (Los Angeles)
October 15, 2010
Organist Adam Brakel begins Cathedral Concert Series Oct. 17
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that organist Adam Brakel attended The Peabody Conservatory for his master’s degree studies.

The Herald-Dispatch (VA)
October 17, 2010
'Classical Sounds of Guitar' program coming up
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that guitarist Julio Alves, associate professor music at Marshall University, earned his master's degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory.

Juneau Empire (AK)
October 14, 2010
Evening at Egan presents 'Mahler, Modernism, and Resurrection'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Juneau Symphony Orchestra music director Kyle Pickett pursued his doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory with conducting teacher Frederik Prausnitz.

Digital Journal
October 17, 2010
Link between oral sex and cancer subject of documentary
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gypsyamber D'Souza of the School of Public Health.

Register Citizen (CT)
October 18, 2010
PETER BERGER: Poor Elijah’s Almanack: The Values of Parent Involvement
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column about parent involvement in schools and its benefits mentions a Johns Hopkins University study which concluded that serving on budget committees and school improvement teams may make parents feel involved, but it has “a negligible effect on kids’ achievement.”

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2010
Research drives breast cancer patient
Johns Hopkins angle: The story reports that a patient of Leisha Emens at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center organized a run to support Emens' clinical trial research into a breast cancer vaccine.

The Washington Post
October 14, 2010
Jail time for former Montgomery teacher with drug problem
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this story, a Montgomery County public school teacher, received a master's in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

Iranian.com
October 17, 2010
The Red Persians
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Ali Vaez, a student at SAIS.

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
October 18, 2010
Prof Brereton chronicles UWI’s history
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Brereton has served as a visiting professor at JHU.

EnerPub
October 18, 2010
The changing face of socialism in Latin America
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions work by Riordan Roett of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2010
Cordish, anti-mall group wage battle over Arundel Mills slots referendum
Johns Hopkins angle: David Cordish is an alumnus who was a member of the school's 1959 championship team.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 18, 2010
On the Docket: 10/18/10
Johns Hopkins angle: David Crandall received his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Faribault Daily News (MN.)
October 17, 2010
Years of service
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, James Wolf earned a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2010
Patriots' Belichick talks lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog entry mentions that New England Patriots coach and avid lacrosse fan Bill Belichick is a close friend of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2010
Ursinus pulls away from Hopkins late
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on Saturday's football game.

Pottstown Mercury (PA)
October 17, 2010
Pottsgrove boys clinch Frontier's top seed
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's soccer, Johns Hopkins beat Ursinus 3-0.

Carroll County Times
October 17, 2010
McDaniel Football: Mules dominate Terror on home field
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that with four games remaining, including tilts with Ursinus and the two other teams tied for third — Franklin & Marshall and Johns Hopkins — the Muhlenberg seniors’ job from here is to make sure the rest of the team still feels like it’s playing for a title.

Annapolis Capital
October 16, 2010
College Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: In football, unbeaten Ursinus got a 38-yard field goal from Michael Bennett and a one-yard touchdown run from Justin Descristofaro in the final eight minutes to slip past visiting Johns Hopkins, 26-17. Johns Hopkins fell to 3-3.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 17, 2010
Academic Credit: Colleges' Common Currency Has No Set Value
It underlies calculations of student progress, faculty workload, government appropriations, and financial aid. But higher-education leaders argue against a strict standard of academic credit.

New York Times
October 15, 2010
3 Harvard Researchers Retract a Claim on the Aging of Stem Cells
Harvard researchers have retracted a far-reaching claim they made in January that the aging of stem cells might be reversible.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 15, 2010
For-Profit Colleges to Comment on Aid Rule at November Meetings
The U.S. Department of Education scheduled meetings Nov. 4 and 5 to hear education companies and advocacy groups comment on a proposed rule that would tie for- profit colleges’ eligibility for student aid to their loan repayment track records.

USA Today (AP)
October 17, 2010
More youths with mental disabilities going to college
In years past, college life was largely off-limits for students with such disabilities, but that's no longer the case.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2010
Towson, College Park among most vegan-friendly campuses
PETA says the universities stand out for student activism and menus full of vegan treats.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
October 18, 2010
3 Campuses Experience Fatal Shootings of Students
The students attended Pace University, Lane College in Tennessee, and California University of Pennsylvania.


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