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New York Times
October 27, 2010
Strides Made Toward Early Diagnosing of Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on two teams whose cooperative research helps in understanding the biology of pancreatic tumors and may pave the way to early diagnoses. One group was a School of Medicine-led team that included Shinichi Yachida, Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Bert Vogelstein. Vogelstein is quoted in the article.

NewsMax Health (Reuters)
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Grows Slowly
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports that a new study led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine found that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

BBC News
October 27, 2010
Lethal pancreatic cancer 'grows for decades'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a new study led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine found that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

Gant Daily (All Headline News)
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Cells Grow Slower Than Once Thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News story reports that a new study led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine found that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

Top News (UK)
October 28, 2010
Slow Progression of Pancreatic Cancer increases Chances of Cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new study co-authored by a team led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine, indicating that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay News)
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on a new study co-authored by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine, indicating that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

WebMD
October 27, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Grows More Slowly Than Thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This WebMd story reports on a study, co-authored by a team led by Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine, that found that pancreatic cancer grows very slowly, offering the opportunity to catch it early and cure it.

Third Age
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Is Decades In The Making
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new study, co-authored by a team led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine, that found that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

Express India
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic cancer grows in body for decades: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new study co-authored by a team led by Bert Vogelstein at the School of Medicine that found that pancreatic cancer grows slowly, taking years and even decades to develop, a finding that offers the chance to catch it early and cure it.

The Washington Post
October 27, 2010
D.C. officials expected to approve Johns Hopkins-Sibley integration
Johns Hopkins angle: District of Columbia officials are expected to approve a plan that will allow the Johns Hopkins Health System to acquire Sibley Memorial Hospital, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2010
Baltimore wins $19 million in loans, grants for community development
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that The Johns Hopkins University was among more than a dozen Baltimore organizations that joined forces to obtain this funding to help develop three areas of the city and ensure that new construction will mean better jobs for low-income residents.

Chemical & Engineering News
October 27, 2010
Competition Recognizes Student Inventors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that an undergraduate biomedical engineering team from the Whiting School placed third in the 2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now that recognizes extraordinary achievements by student inventors.

Vanity Fair
October 27, 2010
America Must Do Better for Mothers in Childbirth, Says Documentarian Christy Turlington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins affiliate.


Wall Street Journal
October 28, 2010
Behind the Scenes of Argentina's Power Couple
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, a Latin America specialist at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this piece.

Voice of America
October 27, 2010
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of SAIS comments in this story.

VOANews.com
October 28, 2010
US-China Relations Color Clinton Trip to Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from David Lampton of SAIS.

Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
October 25, 2010
Eye repair is in our sights
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions Oliver Schein, a professor of ophthalmology and director of the Comprehensive Eye Service at the Wilmer Eye Institute, and Jennifer Elisseeff, an associate professor of biomedical engineering.

USA Today
October 28, 2010
More troops' concussions diagnosed under new rules
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Ibolja Cernak, a brain-injury scientist at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

CBS News
October 27, 2010
Researchers Seek to Fuse Nerves, Robot Limbs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story discusses a brain-controlled prosthetic arm, under development at APL with funding from DARPA.

Science Friday
October 29, 2010
Lungs, Taste, and Asthma
Johns Hopkins angle: Ira Flatow reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland have discovered that lung tissue contains taste receptors sensitive to 'bitter' -- though the receptors aren't clustered in 'taste buds,' and don't send any messages to the brain about the flavor of air.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2010
Halloween contact lenses may cause nasty infection
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post features words of advice from Elliott H. Myrowitz, an assistant professor and chief of Optometric Services at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Baltimore Sun – B'more Green blog
October 27, 2010
Goucher, UM climb green campus ratings, Hopkins slips
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that on the latest College Sustainability Report Card, the university saw its grade slip to a C-plus this year.

San Francisco Examiner
October 27, 2010
More paper ballots in use, but not for a quarter of the electorate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about security questions involving electronic voting machines mentions that researchers at JHU are among those at other academic institutions that have raised such concerns.

The Town Talk (La.)
October 28, 2010
Defense experts begin testimony in Taser death trial in Winnfield
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Hugh Calkins, a cardiology professor at the School of Medicine, served as an expert witness in this trial involving a man who died after being Tasered.

The Washington Post (Bloomberg News)
October 28, 2010
Yahoo!, AT&T, Novartis, Apple: Intellectual Property
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions Patricia A. Martone, who has a master's degree in physical chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.

Philadelphia Weekly
October 28, 2010
Tonight In Shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview for a performance by the Michael Formanek Quartet mentions that bassist Formanek teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

The News Leader (Staunton, Va.)
October 28, 2010
Recital series to feature local musicians Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: The concert preview notes that Elise Blake is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where she received her masters of music degree in violin performance.

Wheaton Sun (Aurora, Ill.)
October 27, 2010
Chicago Piano Duo to perform in Wheaton
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that one of the members of this piano due, William Phemister, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Toledo Blade (Ohio)
October 28, 2010
Pianist to present master class, recital at UT
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that pianist Andrew Cooperstock has a degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
Oct. 28, 2010
Musician takes jazz band to eastern Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about professional drummer Nasar Abadey states that he teaches at the Peabody Institute.

WBUR (Boston)
October 27, 2010
Tsongas Has The Money, But Golnik Has The Message And Momentum
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Republican businessman Jon Golnik attended The Johns Hopkins University.

American Chronicle
October 28, 2010
Beyond Justice: An Interview with Joshua Graham
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Joshua Graham earned a doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University.

San Bernardino Sun (Ca.)
October 27, 2010
Pot medical facts topic of college talk
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that Inland Empire physician Don Kurth, a specialist in the field of addiction medicine, received post graduate medical training at Johns Hopkins.

Agora Acorn (Ca.)
October 28, 2010
Gifted girl honored
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Devika Chandramohan of Oak Park was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children hosted by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Gettysburg Times (Pa.)
October 28, 2010
Hogan hammers 17 kills as Bullets down Red Devils
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s soccer story reports that Scott Bukoski scored his fifth career goal against Gettysburg in the third minute, and visiting Johns Hopkins held off a late Bullets surge in the final period for a 1-0 Centennial Conference victory at Clark Field Wednesday night. JHU won 11-9.

Delaware County Daily Times (Pa.)
October 27, 2010
Toohey: Piotti makes quite a splash at Widener
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about swimming at Widener notes that "Only Johns Hopkins, which won 17 championships from 1971-87, has had a better stretch of success."

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2010
Dr. Joseph H. Hooper Jr., surgeon, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Hopper was a 1954 graduate of the School of Medicine, a co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Surf Fishing Blue Jays fishing team and a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
October 28, 2010
As College Fees Climb, Aid Does Too
The College Board reports that rising tuition had been accompanied by an increase in federal financial aid, which helped keep down the actual amount students pay.

Washington Post
October 28, 2010
Net cost of college tuition and fees lower than in 2005, report says
A new report from the College Board might prompt a different sort of sticker shock: The net price of college tuition and fees, after factoring in student aid and inflation, is actually lower now than five years ago.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 28, 2010
College Completion Movement Helps Spur Academic Intervention Program Innovations
Coppin State University's Summer Academic Success Academy required 184 students needing remedial work to awaken by 7 a.m. to attend classes, tutoring and study hall, with some recreation and cultural events mixed in, until 10 p.m.

Inside Higher Ed
October 28, 2010
(Almost) Final Rules
In advance of today's release of most financial aid “integrity” regulations, the Education Department signals some changes, but not in core approach or principles.

Iowa Press-Citizen
October 27, 2010
Despite efforts, Friday classes decrease
Despite efforts at the University of Iowa to ramp up Friday classes as an antidote to student drinking, just the opposite has happened. Students don't sign up for Friday classes, making faculty wary of scheduling a class that will ultimately be cut because of low enrollment.

Johns Hopkins University