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Baltimore Sun
October 22, 2010
The brain may be hard-wired to love curves
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research by Charles "Ed" Connor, a School of Medicine associate professor of neuroscience who also is director of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Homewood campus. Also quoted is Jack Griffin, director of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute.

NPR
October 22, 2010
Foreign Policy: A Prince's Mysterious Disappearance
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report, Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia recently underwent two surgeries at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Foreign Policy
October 21, 2010
Bandar Is Back
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this report, Prince Bandar bin Sultan recently underwent two surgeries at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay News)
October 21, 2010
Estrogen May Boost Women's Recovery From Trauma
Johns Hopkins angle: The piece reports that a study led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine found that gender-specific hormones may explain why premenopausal women are more likely than men to survive severe physical injuries.

My Health News Daily
October 21, 2010
Sugar and Spice? Women Better at Surviving Serious Injury
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, a study led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine found that gender-specific hormones may explain why premenopausal women are more likely than men to survive severe physical injuries.

Baltimore Sun
October 22, 2010
Women more likely to survive trauma than men
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports on a new study led by Adil H. Haider, an assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

Public News Service
October 22, 2010
Job Hunters: Study says "Think Nonprofits"
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester Salamon of the Institute for Policy Studies is quoted in this story.

The Economist
October 21, 2010
How to save lives: Five simple rules for running a first-class hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that "Johns Hopkins is not merely a highly rated university based in Baltimore, but its medical arm also runs a hospital of high repute."

Radio Free Asia
October 21, 2010
Ethnic Groups Face Uncertain Future
Johns Hopkins angle: This article provides coverage of a panel discussion hosted in Washington earlier this week by JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies and Human Rights Watch.

Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2010
A mother's suicide, more than a father's, predicts her offspring's likelihood of attempting suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: A study co-authored by researchers from the School of Public Health found that when the suicidal parent was Mom, there's an even greater likelihood a child will go on to make a similar attempt, compared to cases when the father was the one to kill himself.

Health.com (HealthDay News)
October 21, 2010
Mom’s Suicide May Raise Child’s Odds for Later Suicide Attempt
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on study co-authored by researchers from the School of Public Health that found that when the suicidal parent was Mom, there's an even greater likelihood a child will go on to make a similar attempt, compared to cases when the father was the one to kill himself.

Maryland Daily Record
October 22, 2010
Maryland’s businesses have transit worries
Johns Hopkins angle: Mathew Palmer, assistant director of state affairs at The Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
October 21, 2010
Horizon Foundation starting new health information website
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Richard Krieg, president and CEO of Horizon, the health foundation formed when Johns Hopkins Medicine took over Howard County General Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2010
Did 'Superman' defeat the BTU contract?
Johns Hopkins angle: This education blog post refers to a recent viewing of the education-related documentary film "Waiting for Superman” and notes that the viewing was sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Education. The post also states that the film features research scientist Robert Balfanz of the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 21, 2010
New Orleans airport installing full-body scanners; opponents allege invasion of privacy
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, independent testing of full body scanners by Johns Hopkins University measured the level of radiation from the millimeter-wave screening.

Macleans (Canada)
October 21, 2010
Faster, pussycat, kill, kill
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Robert Yolken, director of developmental neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Discover (Blog)
October 21, 2010
"Metabolic Sins of the Father”: Fat Dads May Give Their Kids Diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Andrew Feinberg of the School of Medicine.

Annapolis Capital
October 21, 2010
November should bring little shakeup to legislature
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson is quoted in this Capital News Service story.

Charlotte Observer
October 22, 2010
PreK-8 schools face skeptics at CMS forum
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Johns Hopkins University study on K-8 schools in the Philadelphia area.

Washington Business Journal
October 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins: No ‘grand plan’ for domination of D.C. market
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven Thompson, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted in this story about Johns Hopkins Medicine's plans in the D.C. area.

MSN Health
October 21, 2010
5 Reasons It Hurts Down There
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Richard Marvel of the School of Medicine.

Peoria Journal Star
October 22, 2010
Environmentalists concerned about effects of hog plant
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Bloomberg School of Public Health issued a report, "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America," that concludes industrial food animal production is a growing public health threat.

WBAL-TV 11 (Baltimore)
October 21, 2010
Blood-Infection Data Rates Md. Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center reported 30 infections, Johns Hopkins reported 44 infections. The story also quotes Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Asian Tribune
October 21, 2010
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen blasts India over Myanmar policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sen delivered a keynote address at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Women on the Web
October 22, 2010
Liz Smith: What Really Goes on in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a quote from Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Lancaster Online
October 22, 2010
Doctor shares lessons in lecture at church
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Children's Center neurosurgeon Ben Carson spoke at the Bright Side Baptist Church.

The Washington Post
October 22, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Kathleen Kelly Swanson has been named director of resource development at The Arc of Howard County. It notes that Swanson is also an adjunct professor at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University and works with the Centers for Medicaid Services as a grant reviewer.

Lake County News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.)
October 21, 2010
Highland Park Strings opens 32nd season
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a concert by pianist Lori Kaufman mentions that Kaufman is a recipient of the Lillian Gutman Award from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Leon Fleisher.

Annapolis Capital
October 21, 2010
Sports Comment: Bonds tie hall of famers to excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Jim Moorhead was an All-American lacrosse defenseman at Johns Hopkins University and “had the fortune of playing for two of the game's all-time greatest coaches in Bob Scott and Henry Ciccarone.”


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The Washington Post
October 22, 2010
For-profit schools lobby to avoid proposed federal aid rule
Companies that run colleges and trade schools for profit are mounting a full-tilt, high-dollar campaign against an Obama administration effort to tighten rules for their access to federal aid, according to this article.

New York Times
October 22, 2010
Average College Debt Rose to $24,000 in 2009
College seniors who graduated in 2009 had an average of $24,000 in student loan debt, up 6 percent from 2008, according to an annual report from the Project on Student Debt.

Inside Higher Education
October 22, 2010
Our Obligation to Adapt
Jen was bemused after her first week in college. She is a product of iPhones, smartboards, iPads and text messaging, and yet her classroom was devoid of technological gadgetry. Her professors lecture, sometimes with PowerPoint, sometimes without. They talk about research as if it is something to be done in a library, and not on one’s lap or in one’s hand, writes a college dean.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 17, 2010
Will the Biomedical-Research Bubble Burst?
Reminiscent of the dot-com crash of the previous decade—and, indeed, of today's financial crisis, mainly precipitated by the implosion of the subprime-loan market—biomedical research is endangered by its precarious position atop a bubble of unsustainable financial practices, this article states.

Capital Times (Madison, Wis.)
Report: UW panel violated primate researcher’s rights
The animal care committee on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus that temporarily shut down a researcher’s lab in a high-profile case violated her right to due process and failed to follow established procedures, a faculty committee says after conducting its own investigation.

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