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National Post (Canada)
October 29, 2010
The war on China
Johns Hopkins angle: Written Whiting School economist Steve Hanke.

NetworkWorld.com
October 28, 2010
Ghosts of NASA satellite will haunt Johns Hopkins new data center
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about how the former mission control center for a NASA astrophysics satellite in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy will be transformed into a center for high-powered computers.

Education Week
October 28, 2010
Federal Funds Fuel High School Improvement Plans
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Robert Balfanz of the Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2010
D.C. hospital will merge with Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a plan to integrate Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District of Columbia with Johns Hopkins Medicine has been approved by regulators. The story mentions the health system’s affiliations with other area hospitals, as well as its pending merger with a Tampa hospital. Johns Hopkins Medicine Hopkins spokesman John Lazarou is quoted.

WJTV.com (AP)
October 29, 2010
DC Officials Approve Hopkins Acquisition of Sibley
Johns Hopkins angle: D.C. officials have approved the acquisition of Sibley Memorial Hospital in northwest Washington by the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Washington Post
October 29, 2010

D.C. officials approve Johns Hopkins-Sibley integration
Johns Hopkins angle: The D.C. health department approved the acquisition of Sibley Memorial Hospital by Johns Hopkins Health System.

New York Times
October 28, 2010
New DNA Tests Aimed at Reducing Colon Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bert Vogelstein, a School of Medicine professor of oncology and pathology.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2010
Erasing bad memories may be possible
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that Johns Hopkins researchers, in experiments with mice, may have discovered a way to erase bad memories. The piece quotes Richard L. Huganir, a professor and director of neuroscience at the School of Medicine.

WJZ-TV
October 28, 2010
Hopkins Researching Ways To Erase Bad Memories
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Richard Huganir, professor and director of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, and postdoctoral fellow Roger Clem.

WashingtonPost.com
October 28, 2010
Kiplinger cites 11 area schools for quality, value
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post mentions Johns Hopkins' 16th place ranking in the Kiplinger Personal Finance ranking of best college values. The posting says, "The University of Richmond is ranked 14th, and Johns Hopkins 16th, among private universities; both schools have generous need-based aid programs and surprisingly low debt-at-graduation totals, considering their steep prices."

Daily Record
October 29, 2010
Sharfstein: Regulators need better tools
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Lynn Johnson Langer, director of enterprise and regulatory affairs programs at the Center for Biotechnology Education.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 28, 2010
An Open Letter to HBCU Students and Alumni
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog entry written by Marybeth Gasman, author of the JHU Press book, “Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund.”

Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)
October 29, 2010
Who's playing at Asheville's Moogfest – quick performer profiles
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Drew Daniel, an assistant professor in the Krieger School's Department of English, who is a member of the band Matmos.

The Economist
October 28, 2010
Learning without frontiers
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins "opened a branch in Italy in 1955 and another in China in 1986, teaching mostly in English and catering for both local and visiting students."

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2010
Surgeons with long hours facing burn-out
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports on a study of personal and patient safety problems that that may be a result of the demanding schedule facing of surgeons. The piece quotes lead author Charles M. Balch, a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

UPI.com
October 28, 2010
Parents of children with MRSA want advice
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Aaron Milstone of the Johns Hopkins Children Center.

ScientificAmerican.com – blog
October 28, 2010
Pancreatic cancer develops for years before spreading
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Shinichi Yachida and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue of The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

AZoNanotechnology
October 29, 2010
Researchers Using NanoSight to Study Self-Assembled Polymer/DNA Particles for Drug Delivery
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports on research by Jordan Green, assistant professor of bioengineering in the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 29, 2010
Researchers at Philadelphia conference announce progress toward noninvasive colon cancer test
Johns Hopkins angle: Bert Vogelstein, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and co-director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins.

International Business Times
October 28, 2010
Immunizing Mosquitoes To Fight Malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: Rhoel Dinglasan, an entomologist and biologist at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.

Daily Record
October 29, 2010
Featured Mover: Family’s focus on Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Marano of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center will speak at State Sen. Verna L. Jones' family's sixth annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss.

The Post and Courier (S.C.)
October 29, 2010
The facts of life on birth control
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a Johns Hopkins study which found that young adults who sign purity pledges were just as likely to have sex as those who didn't sign the pledges.

Palm Beach Daily News (Fla.)
October 28, 2010
Leslie Schram walking in Leukemia, Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night in father’s memory
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine is mentioned.

The Jakarta Post
October 29, 2010
East Asia Summit: ASEAN’s centrality and the challenges ahead
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer, Awidya Santikajaya, earned a degree from SAIS.

Gazette.net (Md.)
October 29, 2010
Contracts, Etc.
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Laboratory won $4.47 million from the Air Force for basic analysis, physics-based modeling and simulation and experimentation services.

Howard County Times
October 28, 2010
Engineering Marvel
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature about engineer Alvin R. Eaton, who worked at APL.

PennLive.com
October 29, 2010
What to Watch For – Local Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's volleyball team is mentioned.

NCAA.com
October 28, 2010
Women's Soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins women's soccer team has won the last five championships in the Centennial Conference Tournament.

Baltimore Sun
October, 28, 2010
Soulful Symphony marks first decade
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the Soulful Symphony ensemble’s founding director Darin Atwater studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 29, 2010
Veteran musician Hubert Laws keeps on learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Hubert Laws’ former student, Delandria Mills, now teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

Daily Record
October 29, 2010
On the Move - October 29, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: SOM alumnus Richard Pomerantz has been named chairman of the department of medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital.

Gazette.net (Md.)
October 29, 2010
Talking With Steve Monroe: Far-flung developer
Johns Hopkins angle: David S. Cordish earned bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins, is a pro bono consultant to the university, and won the Johns Hopkins Real Estate Program Leadership Award in 2004.

SouthCoastToday.com (Fla.)
October 29, 2010
Up for the challenge: Chris Donovan becomes Westport High's seventh athletic director
Johns Hopkins angle: Donovan earned a master's degree in administration from Johns Hopkins.

Daily Racing Form
October 28, 2010
Q&A: Michelle Nihei
Johns Hopkins angle: Nihei conducted her post-doctorate work at the university four years, until 2001. She studied environmental science, neuroscience, neurology, and pediatrics.

The Downey Patriot (Calif.)
October 28, 2010
Student honored for academics
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions the Center for Talented Youth.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Inside Higher Ed
October 29, 2010
Not So Need-Blind
At a gathering of admissions and aid leaders, speakers stress the dilemmas they face with limited budgets.

New York Times (AP)
October 28, 2010
Athletes Graduating at Record Rate
N.C.A.A. athletes are earning degrees at record rates, graduate at higher rates than other students and football players and black men’s basketball players are making gains in the classroom.

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Ticker
October 28, 2010
Harvard Medical School to Open Major Primary-Care Center
In the next few months, a $30-million anonymous gift will be used to open a major center to improve the study of primary care. Officials hope it will help find ways to raise the status and working conditions of primary-care physicians, who are underrepresented in medicine today.

New York Times
October 29, 2010
Notre Dame Student’s Death at Practice Under Investigation
An “extraordinary burst of wind” roared across the football practice fields Wednesday, toppling a video tower and killing a 20-year-old student manager for the team.


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