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Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
Hopkins celebrates Gilman Hall renovation
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on the archaeological museum that has been added to the Homewood campus’ renovated landmark building. The piece quotes JHU president Ronald Daniels; Betsy Bryan, director of the museum and the Krieger School’s Alexander Badawy professor of Egyptian art and archaeology; Hans Goedicke, a professor emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies; and undergraduate Michael Szeto.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
Owen Martin Phillips, oceanographer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary pays tribute to Owen Phillips, a retired JHU oceanographer and former chair of the Krieger School’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The story quotes Darryn Waugh, the department’s current chair; Peter Olson, a professor in the department; and Phillips’ friend Paul McHugh, who was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975 to 2001.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2010
Hancock misses the value of electricity surcharge
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Benjamin F. Hobbs, the Whiting School’s Schad Professor of Environmental Management in JHU’s Institute of Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2010
Learn about lung disease, get screened at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post focuses on a high-tech mobile motion simulator, hosted by Bayview Medical Center, to show people the effects of smoking and pollutants on the lungs. Quoted is Robert Wise, professor of medicine and director of the pulmonary laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center.

The Washington Post
October 26, 2010
Festival on the Mall challenges young and old to think scientifically
Johns Hopkins angle: This article identifies The Johns Hopkins University as one of the participants last weekend in the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Scientific American
October 25, 2010
Why Is Cholera Spreading in Haiti Now?
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, David Sack of the Bloomberg School of Public Health talks about Haiti's cholera epidemic, which has sickened thousands nine months following a devastating earthquake there.

U.S. News & World Report
October 25, 2010
Anticancer Protein Might Combat HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Joel Gallant, an infectious disease physician who specializes in HIV at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.

The Washington Post
October 26, 2010
Evolutionary psychology explores ancient and newer roots of instinctual fears
Johns Hopkins angle: O. Joseph Bienvenu, a hospital psychiatrist and researcher at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this story.

Wall Street Journal
October 26, 2010
Garry Wills on the Glory Days of Esquire in the ’60s
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with author Garry Wills states that Wills once taught in the classics and humanities departments at Johns Hopkins.

CNN International
October 26, 2010
The MTV drama raising HIV awareness in Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about "Shuga," an MTV series that follows young students living with the specter of HIV/AIDS in Nairobi, mentions that Johns Hopkins University conducted a survey of the audience following the show to find out whether its message will likely change their behavior.

Health Leaders Media
October 26, 2010
Johns Hopkins Center Focuses on Child Constipation
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that an increase in the number of children with severe constipation has prompted Johns Hopkins Children's Center to launch a multidisciplinary clinic to deal with what gastroenterologists there say is a trend. Quoted is Maria Oliva-Hemker, director of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

Des Moines Register (Iowa)
October 26, 2010
Author will speak on books, the fate of America
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that author Azar Nafizi is a professor and director of cultural conversations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2010
U.S. Administrators Get a Close Look at Japan's Education System
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Ronald T. Lambert, director of career services at SAIS, participated in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program. He visited Japan.

Saudi Gazette
October 25, 2010
Obama’s coming India trip is special
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Andersen of SAIS comments in this story.

Denver Post
October 25, 2010
Denver truancy court's careful help leads kids back to classrooms
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a 2009 Johns Hopkins University study on dropouts in five Colorado districts found half or more of dropouts had 20 or more unexcused absences in the ninth grade.

Tucson Citizen (Arizona)
October 26, 2010
Facts are stubborn reality for community college dropout rates
Johns Hopkins angle: This column references research on dropout factories done by Bob Balfanz at JHU’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Longview Daily News (Washington State)
October 26, 2010
Longview high schools push graduation rates higher
Johns Hopkins angle: Center for Social Organization of Schools research on high school dropout rates is mentioned in this article.

Peoria Journal-Star
October 25, 2010
Manual High School up for new name
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Manual High School has undergone a number of changes, including "adding seventh and eighth grades as well as a health and business academy, based upon research by Johns Hopkins University."

Science News
October 25, 2010
Breathe better with bitter
Johns Hopkins angle: Inhaling a blast of bitter fumes sends a breathe-easy message to the lungs, according to a new study by researchers at JHU and the University of Maryland.

Yorkshire Evening Post (UK)
October 26, 2010
'Lung taste buds' need more study
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Maryland reveals that human lungs can "taste" bitter substances in the air.

Maryland Daily Record
October 25, 2010
On the Move, 10/25: Abou-Khamis joins Rheumatology Associates at Mercy Medical Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that adjunct faculty member Mitchell Tropin of Capitol College, in Laurel, has co-written a book, “Currents in Communications,” with Russell Cook and Elliot King, communications professors at Loyola University Maryland. Tropin has a master’s degree in non-fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
October 25, 2010
'Second-hand' danger in radiation therapy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story about the dangers of second-hand exposure to radiation mentions a patient who traveled 500 miles from her home in North Carolina to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.

South Florida Sun Sentinel
October 25, 2010
New study casts doubt on retrovirus link to cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine casts further doubt on the role of a retrovirus, XMRV, in human disease, adding weight to the possibility that earlier studies finding a link between the virus and cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome may have been wrong.

Associated Press of Pakistan
October 26, 2010
New US ambassador arrives
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Cameron Munter received a doctoral degree in modern European history in 1983 from The Johns Hopkins University.

Charlotte Observer
October 26, 2010
Defense expert to speak at UNCC
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael O'Hanlon, an adjunct professor at JHU, will discuss the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during a speech Thursday afternoon at UNC Charlotte.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
Sun poll: Kratovil-Harris race dead even
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a highly competitive U.S. House race in Maryland mentions that GOP candidate Andy Harris is a Johns Hopkins Hospital anesthesiologist.

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
October 25, 2010
Health & Wellness: Comparing old and new drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This health information and advice column was authored by Rebecca Gelber, a School of Medicine alumna.

Bennington Banner (Ct.)
October 25, 2010
University recognizes area students
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, a handful of area students were recently recognized at a statewide awards ceremony for receiving high marks on above-grade-level tests through The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Palm Beach Daily News
October 25, 2010
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth honors Palm Beach Day Academy pupil
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Laurin Norberg, a third-grader at Palm Beach Day Academy, recently was honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2010
Baltimore lacrosse chapter names 2011 Hall class
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will induct 10 new members into its 2011 Hall of Fame class, including former JHU men’s coach Tony Seaman and Quint Kessenich, who was a four-time All-American goalie at Johns Hopkins.

Pottstown Mercury
October 26, 2010
Pettine, Bloom stay unbeaten in PSAC East
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that in a Division III football game, Johns Hopkins (4-2, 4-3) had no trouble in a 49-24 rout of Susquehanna, getting playing time from Jon Monteiro (Daniel Boone) in the win.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2010
2 Ivy League Drives Shame Seniors Who Don't Give

In an effort to spur gifts among young soon-to-be alumni, students at Cornell and Dartmouth are trying a different approach: publicizing the names of seniors who don't contribute to their class gift.

Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2010
Navigating the Health Care Maze
The landmark health-care law has university administrators grappling with a host of new questions about the plans they offer employees.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2010
To Pump Up Degree Counts, Colleges Invite Dropouts Back
But, according to this article, the effort can be an administrative nightmare, and many students aren't even interested.

Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2010
Credit Card Companies Pay Millions to Colleges
The companies made more than $83 million in payments to colleges and their alumni associations and foundations in 2009 as part of agreements that allowed the companies to make their cards available to students on the institutions’ campuses.

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