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Wall Street Journal
September 13, 2010
Cream of the Crop
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of colleges selected for producing the best graduates, according to professional recruiters, includes Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 10, 2010
Hopkins wins $1.3 million grant to create data center
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the university has received a $1.3 million stimulus grant to turn an old satellite mission control center into a massive data center.

New York Times
September 11, 2010
In South America, a Mine of Riches and an Economic Sinkhole
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Riordan Roett, the head of the Latin American studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

WJZ TV13 (Baltimore)
September 10, 2010
Hopkins 'Dream Team' Gives Hope To Cancer Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: "Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team" leader Dr. Stephen Baylin of the Kimmel Cancer Center, is interviewed in this story. There are five such teams across the country.

International Business Times (UK)
September 13, 2010
Johns Hopkins Use the Cloud for Gene Analysis
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently developed a cloud computing platform, called Myrna, which will allow scientists to analyze RNA sequencing data faster than ever before. Ultimately, it will save people like Ben Langmead, research associate at the Bloomberg School of Biostatistics and one of the software's developers, countless human hours.

Tuscaloosa News
September 13, 2010
Heart bypass surgery is underused, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times piece quotes John Conte, associate director of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun Magazine
September 12, 2010
Generation Rx
Johns Hopkins angle: This magazine features mini-profiles and photos of prominent young physicians in the Baltimore area. Included are Alicia Arbaje, a geriatrician at Johns Hopkins Bayview; and Kate Puttgen, a pediatric dermatologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. It mentions that Puttgen will take part in an online chat about skin issues on Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun
September 11, 2010
Baltimore state's attorney fights for her job
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy refers to the cases of Zach Sowers, a 27-year-old financial analyst at Johns Hopkins, and Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, both of who died after becoming victims of violent crime in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
September 11, 2010
City state's attorney candidate understands crime
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Gregg Bernstein, who is running for Baltimore state's attorney, mentions the recent crime-related death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2010
10 Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is among universities that offer coursework and programs that specifically benefit real estate investors.

Baltimore Sun
September 10, 2010
Nine years later, how to mark 9/11?
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of events marking the anniversary of the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, mentions that at The Johns Hopkins University, the school's American Red Cross chapter would hold a "Walk or Run But Never Forget 9/11" event. The piece quotes third-year student Avik Som, vice president of the Johns Hopkins Red Cross group.

Globe & Mail (Canada)
September 12, 2010
The day risk died
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions John Gartner, a psychologist and author who teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
September 12, 2010
Turkey voters appear to favor constitutional changes
Johns Hopkins angle: Gareth Jenkins, a senior fellow with the Silk Road Studies Program affiliated with SAIS, is quoted in this story, which originated with the LA Times.

International Business Times (Hong Kong)
September 12, 2010
Common Genetic Disease Is Tough To Crack
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Terry Watnick, assistant professor of nephrology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
September 10, 2010
The 8 oddest courses in D.C. area colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: List includes a course from the Krieger School's Department of Near Eastern Studies, "Ancient Egypt: Sex/Drugs/Rock."

The Coloradan
September 13, 2010
Flu vaccine available, affordable this year
Johns Hopkins angle: Trish Perl of the Bloomberg School of Public Health comments in this story, which originated in USA Today.

Key West News (Fla.)
September 12, 2010
Can Philanthropy Stimulate the Economy by Creating Jobs?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that of 21 states analyzed in a study by Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies, employment by nonprofit groups grew by an average of 2.5 percent a year between 2007 and 2009.

Malaysia Star
September 12, 2010
Busy schedule for Mustapa during US visit
Johns Hopkins angle: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad is set to have dinner with Johns Hopkins University President Ronald H. Daniels during his week-long trade mission to the United States beginning Sept 17, according to this article.

WTVR6 (Richmond, Va.)
September 12, 2010
Kidney transplant program seeks to find matches
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a kidney transplant notes that Johns Hopkins did the first paired exchange transplant in the United States in 2001.

Maryland Daily Record
September 10, 2010
Appeals court puts stem cell funding ban in limbo
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ted Dawson, the co-director at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering in Baltimore.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)
September 13, 2010
RIT professor aids NASA's quest for Mars
Johns Hopkins angle: Chance M. Glenn Sr., a professor in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology and associate dean for graduate studies, has a doctorate in electrical engineering from JHU.

AllAfrica.com
September 12, 2010
Africa's Best Literary Flower
Johns Hopkins angle: Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie earned a masters degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2010
From sink to swim, just in time
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns an upcoming swimming fund-raiser in which organizers hope to collect $300,000 for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The story states that participants will include two Nobel Prize winners from Johns Hopkins: Carol Greider and Peter Agre.

Bloomberg
September 12, 2010
Trading Eludes Dodd-Frank as No Investors See Inside Black Box
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, 53, spoke in May at the graduation ceremony at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Toledo Blade
September 12, 2010
Meet the new Toledo Symphony 'head chef'
Johns Hopkins angle: Resident conductor Jeffrey Pollock earned a master's degree in conducting and studied with Frederick Prausnitz and Gustav Meier at Peabody.

Reader's Digest
September 13, 2010
Try a Meatless Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the concept of "Meatless Mondays" was created as a public health awareness program in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future.

Washington Post
September 13, 2010
BSO's gala concert Saturday features Latin flavor and plenty of local talent
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert review mentions that four guitarists, all students of Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute, traded phrases with the orchestra, and that soprano Jennifer Edwards, another Peabody student, “gave a luminous performance.”

Cincinnati Enquirer
September 12, 2010
Musicale's 98th includes medalist
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of Matinee Musicale's 98th concert season mentions a Nov. 18 performance by cellist Amit Peled, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Nurse.com
September 13, 2010
Hopkins Alum Killed in Afghan Ambush
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing graduate Glen D. Lapp was among 10 medical aid workers who were ambushed and killed Aug. 5 in Afghanistan.

Maryland Daily Record
September 10, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Dave O’Callaghan has been appointed to the board of trustees at Carroll Community College in Westminster. O’Callaghan completed graduate coursework in science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

MyFoxDC
September 11, 2010
Police Look Into DC Bar Where Chamica Adams Visited Before Crash
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Julie Bachleitner and Melissa Basque (students at the School of Advanced International Studies) were struck and injured by a car last week in the District of Columbia.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2010
Franciscan Center marks 42 years with new direction
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Franciscan Center, which offers emergency outreach services, mentions that its new director, Edward F. McNally, “has networked with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch
September 13, 2010
River Road Church, Baptist organist retires after four decades
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that organist E. Carl Freeman is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music.

NewsOK (Ok.)
September 12, 2010
Oklahoma Business People
Johns Hopkins angle: Kevin Couloures earned a master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2010
Ex-Ravens tight end Sharpe facing restraining order
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this Sports Digest column mentions that sophomore Nick White scored in the 23rd minute to give sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins (4-0-0) a 1-0 victory over New Jersey City in the Cialella Soccer Classic in Camden, N.J.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
September 12, 2010
RMC tops Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Randolph-Macon beat JHU 41-37.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2010
J. Desmond Corcoran dies at 74
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Corcoran earned a master's degree at The Johns Hopkins University.

Los Angeles Times
September 11, 2010
Dr. James Tanner, who developed charts that define normal human growth, dies at 90
Johns Hopkins angle: Tanner did his internship at Johns Hopkins.

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Associated Press
September 13, 2010
Students form bond with family of a cadaver donor
At Indiana University Northwest, medical students are told the donors' names, given their medical records, and encouraged to get to know their families to help students better understand the bodies they dissect.

Boston Globe
September 10, 2010
Harvard Business School dean is bent on change
When Nitin Nohria introduced himself to its entering class, he launched into a detailed analysis of the school’s 10-word mission statement: “To educate leaders who make a difference in the world.’’

U.S. News & World Report – College Cash 101 blog
September 13, 2010
"Financial Aid eBay" winners Set Off Scholarship Bidding Wars
Cornell announced this summer that it would match the aid offers of admitted students who also got into other Ivy League colleges. It also says it will "strive to also match the parental contribution and loan levels at Stanford University, Duke University and MIT."

New York Times
September 12, 2010
Let the Students Profit - Editorial
The for-profit college industry is pushing back hard against tough and much-needed regulations the Obama administration has proposed. The administration must hold its ground.

New York Times
September 13, 2010
U.S. Schools Attract Smaller Share of International Students
Although the United States is still the favored destination for students who want to study abroad, the share of international students coming to the country has been declining.

Wall Street Journal
September 13, 2010
Employers Favor State Schools for Hires
U.S. companies largely favor graduates of big state universities over Ivy League and other elite liberal-arts schools when hiring to fill entry-level jobs, a Wall Street Journal study found.

























































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