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Marketplace
October 19, 2010
Baltimore students invest in their future
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that the Stocks in the Future dropout prevention and financial education program was co-founded by The Johns Hopkins University.

Irish Independent
October 20, 2010
Pictures of nature 'help reduce cancer pain'
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Noah Lechtzin of the School of Medicine found that patients undergoing a painful medical procedure experienced less pain when they were exposed to nature sounds and images than if they were exposed to the sounds and images of the city.

Times of India
October 20, 2010
Scenes of nature can cut pain
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Noah Lechtzin of the School of Medicine found that patients undergoing a painful medical procedure experienced less pain when they were exposed to nature sounds and images than if they were exposed to the sounds and images of the city.

Zee News (IANS)
October 20, 2010
Natural scenery can ease cancer pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that study led by Noah Lechtzin of the School of Medicine found that patients undergoing a painful medical procedure experienced less pain when they were exposed to nature sounds and images than if they were exposed to the sounds and images of the city.

Top News India (ANI)
October 20, 2010
Scenes of nature ‘cut cancer patients’ pain’
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that study led by Noah Lechtzin of the School of Medicine found that patients undergoing a painful medical procedure experienced less pain when they were exposed to nature sounds and images than if they were exposed to the sounds and images of the city.

New York Times
October 19, 2010
Video From Angle Event Reopens Subject of Race
Johns Hopkins angle: This news analysis includes comments from Andrew J. Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy.

WBAL TV11 (MD)
October 19, 2010
Analysts: Black Voters Could Be Key To O'Malley Win
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence comments.

Charlotte Observer
October 20, 2010
Women's hormones help in injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story reports on a study led by Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon Edward Cornwell III, which found that female trauma patients ages 13 to 64 were 14 percent more likely to survive their injuries than were men in that age bracket.

The Washington Post
October 20, 2010
Big VA study shows surgery checklist saves lives
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Peter Pronovost, a Johns Hopkins professor and author of a book on using checklists in medicine, is quoted.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay News)
October 19, 2010
Lessons From Flight Crews Can Help Surgical Teams Work Better
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine.

NPR
October 19, 2010
Big VA Study Shows Surgery Checklist Saves Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine, comments in this story about a new study.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2010
Surgery-related deaths dropped when VA adopted checklists and team approach in operating room
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor and patient safety expert.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2010
Hopkins students design device to prevent premature births
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a device developed by Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students to help detect early signs that a premature birth might occur.

Reuters
October 19, 2010
Women and children hit by major health crisis in war-torn eastern Myanmar
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports that Eastern Myanmar is in the grip of a major health crisis caused by decades of civil war, human rights abuses and government neglect, and women and children from ethnic minorities in the east bear the brunt of the crisis, which is one of the worst in Asia, according to the report co-written by experts at the School of Public Health.

The New Republic
October 20, 2010
Handoff, or Fumble?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Christopher Carroll, a Krieger School economist.

The American Spectator
October 20, 2010
The Schlesinger Syndrome, Updated
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of "The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game," by Alvin S. Felzenberg mentions that the author has taught at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
October 20, 2010
The Crime Scene (Blog): Inmate teleconferencing considered
Johns Hopkins angle: This Crime Scene blog points to the Maryland prison system's piloting a teleconferencing program with doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Cecil Whig (MD)
October 20, 2010
Maryland prisons try inmate video conferencing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Maryland's prison system is piloting a teleconferencing program with doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

MyFoxDC TV
October 20, 2010
Maryland Prisons Try Inmate Video Conferencing
Johns Hopkins angle: The prison system is piloting a program in which Johns Hopkins Hospital doctors can discuss inmates' HIV treatments by teleconference, according to this report.

Maryland Daily Record
October 20, 2010
Md. legislators ponder medical marijuana law
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Del. Dan Morhaim, D-District 11, a doctor who serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
October 19, 2010
Gubernatorial Candidates Target Women Voters
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story on the Maryland governor’s race quotes Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson.

Baltimore City Paper
October 20, 2010
Baltimore's Buzz: New jazz albums showcase some heady contemporary talent with local ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This column focuses on new albums by bassist Michael Formanek and voice teacher Jay Clayton, both Peabody Institute faculty members.

Washington Times
October 19, 2010
Training the brains: The Louisiana brain drain
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Panorama (Armenia)
October 20, 2010
US remains committed to Turkey-Armenia normalization process
Johns Hopkins angle: US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon spoke at SAIS on Oct. 18.

Bangkok Post
October 19, 2010
Burma's health care reaches crisis point
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Voravit Suwanvanichkij, research associate for the School of Public Health.

Financial Express (India)
October 19, 2010
India plans to cut tobacco output by persuading farmers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers at the School of Public Health were involved in conducting the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

IBN Live (India)
October 19, 2010
Most Indian smokers use tobacco at 17: poll
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers at the School of Public Health were involved in conducting the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

Baltimore City Paper
October 20, 2010
Mobtown Beat: Third Wheels
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Susan Gaztañaga works in administrative support at the School of Public Health.

Daily Finance
October 19, 2010
China Hikes Interest Rates, and the World Stumbles
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Pieter Bottelier, senior adjunct professor of China studies at SAIS.

Police One
October 20, 2010
5 myths about patrol officers and detectives
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Moe Greenberg who earned a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins University, Division of Public Safety Leadership.

MyCentralJersey.com
October 20, 2010
Robotic surgeon joins Somerset Urological staff in Somerville
Johns Hopkins angle: Dave is a Johns Hopkins alumnus.

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The Boston Globe
October 20, 2010
Harvard says cash holdings climb to $1b
Harvard University more than tripled its holdings in cash and US Treasuries, to $1 billion, by the end of fiscal year 2010, following sharp investment losses during the financial crisis that left the nation’s richest institution temporarily cash-strapped.

Inside Higher Education
October 20, 2010
Annual Report on Minority Access Highlights Gender Gap
The American Council on Education today releases its annual report on the status of minority group members in higher education -- taking special note this year of the fact that while minority women are gaining ground, the educational attainment of males is declining.

The Washington Post
October 20,2010
College completion rate among men stalls
Younger men are significantly less likely to have completed college than older men, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Council on Education, a nonprofit group that represents college leaders.

The Washington Post
October 16, 2010
In well-educated D.C. area, job market clusters academic backgrounds
The picture that emerges from the newly released 2009 American Community Survey is of a Washington area unified in academic achievement yet diverse in the kinds of degrees residents have attained. Clusters of academic interest help define the character of each community.

Boston.com (The Boston Globe)
October 17, 2010
Retooling an industry
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has unraveled the mysteries of artificial intelligence, recombinant DNA, and molecular level engineering, is
now focusing its brainpower on one of the nation’s most vexing challenges: manufacturing.

New York Times
October 19, 2010
In a Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks
Though the world of print is receding before a tide of digital books, blogs and other Web sites, a generation of college students weaned on technology appears to be holding fast to traditional textbooks.

Inside Higher Education
October 19, 2010
The Real Cost Equation
Since 1981, the list price tuition and fees charged by American four-year colleges and universities (public and private together) has risen at an annual rate of 7.1 percent. Room and board has gone up 5.3 percent per year. These differences have fueled an increasingly acrimonious public debate over the causes and consequences of the rising cost of college attendance.


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