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NPR
September 14, 2010
Scandals Not Slowing Brazil Frontrunner
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely distributed Associated Press story quotes Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2010
Nursing shortage knows no boundaries
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Martha Hill, dean of the School of Nursing.

Voice of America
September 14, 2010
Japanese Prime Minister Faces Big National Challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: Kent Calder of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted.

AsiaOne News
September 15, 2010
Relief in US as Japan PM keeps job
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story quotes Kent Calder of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
September 15, 2010
Pedestrian struck by alleged drunken driver in D.C. dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Julia Bachleitner, 26, was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
September 15, 2010
Lori's A.M. Buzz
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that one of two women struck by an alleged drunk driver in Adams Morgan has died. Julia Bachleitner was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She was 26.

NBC Washington
September 14, 2010
Woman Struck in Adams Morgan Accident Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS student Julia Bachleitner, a 26-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle when its driver crashed into a restaurant in Adams Morgan, has died.

Washington Post
September 14, 2010
Woman dies after Adams Morgan crash
Johns Hopkins angle: Julia Bachleitner, 26, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, died after being hit by a car in Adams Morgan last week.

MyFoxDC
September 14, 2010
Student Pulled Off Life Support After Being Struck By Driver in Crash
Johns Hopkins angle: Fox reports that Julia Bachleitner of Austria, a 26-year-old student at the School of Advanced International Studies, was pulled off life support on Tuesday. She had been on life support since she was struck by a car last week.

Washington Examiner
September 14, 2010
Student struck in Adams Morgan dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Julia Bachleitner, 26, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, died after being hit by a car in Adams Morgan last week.

PBS NewsHour
September 14, 2010
Rwanda Sees Gains Against Top Cause of Child Death: Pneumococcal Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Orin Levine, executive director of the PneumoACTION project at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
September 15, 2010
Glenn Beck, Progressives and Me
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes from a 1916 lecture by Frank J. Goodnow, the third president of The Johns Hopkins University.

CNN
September 14, 2010
Lessons from the whole Quran episode
Johns Hopkins angle: This story offers the viewpoint of political scientist Jocelyne Cesari, of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Mumbai Mirror
September 14, 2010
Brain positioning system
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about research being done by Krieger School psychologist Amy Shelton on how humans navigate their environments.

Chicago Tribune
September 15, 2010
Noodle promises no carbs or calories
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Lawrence Cheskin of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore City Paper
September 15, 2010
Big Books Feature: Button Pushing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that The Johns Hopkins University Press, one of the country’s largest academic presses, uses POD technology for roughly 5-10 percent of its titles, according to Fulfillment Operations Manager Davida Breier, who hopes to see this number increase.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2010
Sun Magazine Health Chat: Dr. Kate Puttgen
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a record of Tuesday’s online chat with Kate Puttgen, a pediatric dermatologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, who answered questions about skin problems.

Nature.com
September 14, 2010
Temporary reprieve for stem cells
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Linzhao Cheng, a stem-cell researcher at the Institute for Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 14, 2010
Slow start to voting across Baltimore on Tuesday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about primary day in Maryland quotes Krieger School biologist Rebecca Pearlman.

CBS 4 (Miami)
September 15, 2010
'Pro Ana' Sites Causing Harm Online
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about websites that promote anorexic behavior mentions A recent study by Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found 180 of the "Pro-Ana" websites are currently active.

Vancouverite (Canada)
September 15, 2010
Two new genes identified as culprits in ovarian cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article reports that scientists Victor Velculescu of Johns Hopkins University and Dennis Slamon of the University of California, Los Angeles, identified two genes not previously implicated in ovarian clear cell carcinoma.

Boise Weekly
September 15, 2010
Project Censored
Censored in a brave new world: the stories you should have heard about, but didn't
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center that revealed that lack of health insurance may have figured into 17,000 childhood deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades.

Baltimore Business Journal Blogs
September 14, 2010
Back to Work Blog: About 160 Baltimore-area job openings just for you
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions job openings at the Applied Physics Lab and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

All Headline News
September 15, 2010
President Obama Announces New Ambassador To Pakistan, More Appointments To Senate
Johns Hopkins angle: Cameron Munter, a career member of the Foreign Service who earned his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins, will be the next ambassador to Pakistan if approved by the legislature.

WJZ TV13 (Baltimore)
September 15, 2010
Jessamy, Bernstein Wait In State's Attorney's Race
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the death of Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn during a robbery.

WTAQ News Talk (Wisconsin)
September 14, 2010
Malaria fight saves 750,000, report finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that researchers at Tulane University in Louisiana and Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization and the non-profit PATH initiative used a computer model to calculate the effect of malaria programs in 34 of the worst-affected African countries.

Afrique en ligne
September 15, 2010
Tanzania: New report shows investment in malaria prevention paying off
Johns Hopkins angle: A new report, "Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals", was authored by Tulane University, Johns Hopkins University in the United States, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2010
Little or no change expected in U.S. House lineup
Johns Hopkins angle: This Maryland Politics blog post about primary election results for U.S. House seats mentions that in Maryland’s Second District, incumbent Democratic Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger will be opposed by Republican Marcelo Cardarelli, a surgeon with a degree in public health from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2010
Wrong treatment for heart disease?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times health feature includes comments from John Conte, associate director of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daily Record
September 13, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Richard Pomerantz, who has been named chairman of the department of medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego News Room
September 15, 2010
Q&A with Teresa Halleck
Johns Hopkins angle: Halleck earned a master’s degree in financial management from The Johns Hopkins University.

Bay Area Citizen (Houston, Texas)
September 14, 2010
Services slated for NASA scientist
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Judith Liebenthal Robinson attended a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Pocono Record (Pa.)
September 15, 2010
Dianne Mary Stern
Johns Hopkins angle: Stern worked as a microbiologist for Johns Hopkins University, researching the mapping of genes.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
September 14, 2010
Graduate-School Applications Spiked After Economy's Plunge
U.S. grad school applications rose by 8.3 percent from fall 2008 to fall of 2009. By contrast, the growth in applications to graduate schools from 2003 to 2008 rose less than 1 percent annually.

Washington Post
September 14, 2010
Report: More women than men in U.S. earned doctorates last year for first time
For the first time, more women than men in the United States received doctoral degrees last year, the culmination of decades of change in the status of women at colleges nationwide.

Associated Press
September 13, 2010
College loan default rates rise as recession takes a toll
Default rates crept up in all sectors of higher education — from 3.7 to 4% for private nonprofit schools, 5.9 to 6% for public nonprofit schools, and 11 to 11.6% for for-profit schools.

The Root
September 12, 2010
Your Take: Halting Pell Grants at For-Profit Schools Will Hurt Minorities
The president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce writes that the government's new loan rules are the equivalent of "no trespassing" signs, keeping out the students who would benefit the most.

New York Times
September 13, 2010
Researchers in Asian Countries Raise Their Scientific Profiles Worldwide
While researchers in many Western countries fret about declining budgets, scientists in many Asian nations are translating huge investments into impressive gains in research output.


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