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North Potomac Gazette
September 8, 2010
Groundbreaking signals start of construction at Montgomery's ‘Science City'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, the director of Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus says the National Cancer Institute, which last week celebrated the groundbreaking of its satellite office complex on the university's Rockville site, is the first large-scale project to come to the so-called "Science City" since the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan in May.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
September 7, 2010
Pancreatic Chemo Comparison Finds No Survival Boost
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News piece quotes Michael Choti, a professor of surgery and oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University.

The Jewish Chronicle
September 7, 2010
Study: Israelis are not as charitable as they think
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies ranks Israel second only to America in terms of donations as a percentage of its gross domestic product – 1.34 percent compared to America's 1.85 percent.

The Daily Gleaner (Canada)
September 8, 2010
Making a difference, one snip at a time
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-Profit Sector Project.

College Planning and Management
August 2010
Preventing Campus Crime With Cameras
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the "smart" video surveillance system at the Homewood campus and quotes Ed Skrodzki, executive director of safety and security.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2010
Kids with HIV may need vaccine booster shots
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog post reports on new research led by William Moss, an associate professor with the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology. Moss is quoted.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 8, 2010
Cambridge Takes Top Spot From Harvard in World University Rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: According to a link from this article, Johns Hopkins is 17th in the 2010 version of the QS World University Rankings. (Note: THE world university rankings, with which the QS rankings were formerly associated, come out next week.) The top 200 are listed here:

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 5, 2010
Publishers Join Forces to Sell E-Books to Libraries
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Project MUSE, which is run by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Project MUSE director Dean J. Smith is quoted.

Baltimore Sun – Z on TV blog
September 7, 2010
Baltimore actress leads field for 'Mad Men' role
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Carolina Monte Rosa is pursuing a master’s degree in liberal arts through the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 8, 2010
Bethel Park hand transplant recipient's work pays off
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, W.P. Andrew Lee is leaving University of Pittsburgh Medical center next month to become chair of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University, where he plans to develop a hand transplant program.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
September 8, 2010
Diet is key to lowering bad cholesterol
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column about diet and cholesterol mentions that Johns Hopkins University recently reported that diet (particularly the DASH diet) reduced the risk of heart attack by almost 20 percent.

Trinidad Express Newspapers
September 7, 2010
Madam Minister, salt is killing us
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist notes that researchers from Johns Hopkins University proposed that a U.S. national effort to reduce daily salt intake could reduce the annual number of new cases of coronary heart disease by 60,000–120,000, stroke by 32,000–66,000 and myocardial infarction by 54,000–99,000.
September 8, 2010
Circumcision and HIV infection
Johns Hopkins angle: This "Readers' Views" column mentions that a study led by scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University "found that circumcision dramatically changes the bacterial environment of the genitalia, decreasing the presence of bacteria which provoke inflammation, thereby lowering the chances that immune cells will be in the vicinity for HIV viruses to infect."

Science News
September 7, 2010
Study clarifies obesity-infertility link
Johns Hopkins angle: Being obese has long been linked to infertility in females, but researchers may have been wrong about how the link was forged, a new study led by Andrew Wolfe of the School of Medicine suggests.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2010
Why obese women are at risk for infertility
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog post reports on recent Johns Hopkins research that was conducted on mice and published online in the journal Cell Metabolism.

New York Daily News
September 7, 2010
Ingredient in 'magic mushrooms' may help relieve anxiety in terminal cancer patients: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Roland Griffiths, a behavioral biologist in the School of Medicine. (Michigan)
September 8, 2010
Kalamazoo College alumnus remembered for ambition, kindness: 23-year-old killed in Baltimore street during robbery.

Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins research assistant who was killed during a robbery in Charles Village.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2010
The violent neighborhood in between
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about violent crime near Penn Station mentions the death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn and quotes Orion Furmanski, a postdoctoral student in the School of Nursing.

Daily India (ANI)
September 8, 2010
Bariatric ops reduce chances of gestational diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this ANI wire story, a new School of Medicine study has suggested that obese women who have undergone bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery. Quoted are Anne E. Burke and Martin Makary.

Arizona Republic
September 8, 2010
2 cancer researchers to appear on national fundraising telethon
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea is a clinical-trial site for a pancreatic-cancer study that also involves the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Johns Hopkins University.
September 7, 2010
Former Olathe graduates honored by KU as women of distinction
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Yvonne Nyakio Kamau, a 2005 Olathe North High School graduate and a senior in microbiology and international studies, is a Leadership Alliance Scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
September 8, 2010
Doctor, inventor is pioneer in prebiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Frank W. Jackson graduated from the School of Medicine.
September 8, 2010
Three docs join Rural Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Caroline Stowe, nurse practitioner, graduated from Johns Hopkins University. (Maryland)
September 8, 2010
New police commander comes home to 4th District
Johns Hppkins angle: This article mentions that Capt. John Damskey received a master's degree in management from Johns Hopkins University in 2006.

Baltimore Messenger
September 8, 2010
Theme of BSO season opening is works by young composers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that an upcoming performance of Shostakovich's First Symphony will be conducted in a series of programs by 17-year-old Peabody Institute student Ilyich Rivas.

Westside Today (Suburban Los Angeles)
September 2, 2010
Tenor Lozzano to Sing for LA Music and Art School at the Broad
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming concert states that Israel Lozano holds a G.P.D in opera from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with faculty member Stanley Cornett.

Gazette.Net (Montgomery County, Md.)
September 8, 2010
Put on your dancing shoes for free Zumba workout
Johns Hopkins angle: This column previews an upcoming performance by William Wisnom, the recipient of the Peabody Conservatory's "Dorothy deCourt Prize" in organ performance.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2010
McCoughtry's playoff-record 42 put Dream into WNBA finals
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this Sports Digest column mentions that Johns Hopkins named Jamison Koesterer an assistant men's lacrosse coach. It also notes that Koesterer is a 2007 Hopkins graduate and was a four-year letter winner for the Blue Jays.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2010
Sister Madonna Cellante dies at age 82
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that for the last six years of her career before retiring in 2000, Sister Madonna worked with AIDS patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


USA Today
September 8, 2010
Best college towns (and cities) ranked
The non-profit American Institute for Economic Research ranks Baltimore 6th in the "Top 10 major metros areas" category in its 2010-2011 College Destination Index.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 5, 2010
For-Profits Spend Heavily to Fend Off New Rule
The colleges have nearly doubled their lobbying expenditures over the past year to try and ward off the Education Department's "gainful employment" rule, which could cut off federal student aid to programs whose graduates have high debt-to-income ratios and low loan-repayment rates.

New York Times – Sunday Book Review
September 5, 2010
The End of Tenure?
This review of two new books about higher education notes that in tough economic times, a "privileged group has found itself in the cross hairs: tenured professors."

NPR – Morning Edition
September 8, 2010
New College Teaches Young American Muslims
Zaytuna College's inaugural class of 15 students will study with top Islamic scholars. For the school's founders, it's a chance to hone a new image for American Islam.

New York Times
September 8, 2010
Orlando’s Newest Attraction Is Lake Nona, a Medical City
Laka Nona medical city will include a medical school, hospitals, research centers and space for biotech start-up companies.

Daily Beast
September 6, 2010
Fall's Hottest College Courses
From courses on Mad Men and Glee to iPad apps and the financial collapse, The Daily Beast rounds up the coolest classes on campus this fall.

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