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ABC News (AP)
September 20, 2010
US trial: man claims caffeine insanity
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this widely distributed Associated Press story is Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology
at the School of Medicine.

Miami Herald
September 20, 2010
Brazil needs dose of constructive paranoia
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions SAIS professor Riordan Roett’s new book, The New Brazil.

The Washington Post
September 18, 2010
Hopkins shootings 911 calls released
Johns Hopkins angle: This breaking news blog reports that Baltimore police have released 911 calls from the shootings Thursday at
Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 17, 2010
EBDI chief calls Hopkins shooting 'isolated incident'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Christopher Shea, chief executive officer of East Baltimore Development Inc., said the shootings at Johns Hopkins Hospital last week were an "isolated incident."

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
September 20, 2010
Hopkins Doctor In Fair Condition After Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article reports that the doctor shot last week by the son of an elderly patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital continues to progress in his recovery from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (AP)
September 19, 2010
APNewsBreak: 911 calls detail aftermath of shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press coverage of last Thursday's incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, during which a gunman shot and wounded a physician before killing his mother (a patient) and himself.

USA Today
September 19, 2010
Hopkins shooting makes caregivers aware of stresses, vulnerability
Johns Hopkins angle: This story uses last Thursday's incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a jumping off point to discuss hospital violence and preparedness for such events.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Staff, visitors remain confident in Hopkins security after shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Johns Hopkins hospital staff members and cites a statement issued by the hospital in the wake of last week’s hospital shooting incident.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Police to review Hopkins shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Baltimore police began an evaluation Friday of the recent shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital to determine whether police or hospital employees missed signals that might have prevented a man from wounding a doctor and then killing his mother and himself.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
City police look for missed signals in aftermath of Hopkins shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This update of an earlier article mentions several questions police hope to answer in their probe of last week’s shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Hopkins doctor shot by patient's son continues to recover
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a Johns Hopkins surgeon who was shot by the son of a patient at the hospital last week was in fair but stable condition Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Patients praise Hopkins surgeon as calm, forthright
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature provides comments about the Johns Hopkins surgeon who was reported to have been shot in the abdomen by the distraught son of a patient on Thursday.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Neighbors say they knew little about Pardus, except for concern for mother
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from family and neighbors of Paul Warren Pardus, whom police identified as the man who shot a physician and later killed himself in an incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Altoona Mirror (Pa.)
September 19, 2010
Employers take steps to avoid violence
Johns Hopkins angle: This local article mentions last week's violence at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
September 18, 2010
Md. Police Review Hopkins Hospital Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: Follow-up coverage of Thursday's incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Advance for LPNs
September 18, 2010
Who Will Keep Us Safe? Reflections on the Johns Hopkins Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about caregiver safety that mentions last Thursday's incident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 18, 2010
Wounded Johns Hopkins surgeon a UR grad
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the physician wounded in last week's incident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is a graduate of the University of Rochester medical school.

Lex18.com (Lexington, KY)
September 19, 2010
Another Hospital Shooting, This Time In Germany
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news station report on a hospital shooting in Germany mentions last week's incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

History News Network
September 20, 2010
Fouad Ajami: Islam's Encounters With America
Johns Hopkins angle: Originally appearing in the Wall Street Journal, this commentary was written by Fouad Ajami of the School of Advanced International Studies.

South Asia Mail (IANS)
September 19, 2010
Cells in eyes help set internal clocks
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports on research by Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar, who led a team that found that rods (photoreceptors in the retina of the eye) play an important role in setting mammals' circadian rhythms.

MedIndia
September 20, 2010
Our Internal Clocks Timed By the Eyes' Rod Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar, who led a team that found that rods (photoreceptors in the retina of the eye) play an important role in setting mammals' circadian rhythms.

BritianNews.net
September 18, 2010
Rod cells in eyes set our internal clocks
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar, who led a team that found that rods (photoreceptors in the retina of the eye) play an important role in setting mammals' circadian rhythms.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Need cash to buy a house? State and local programs offer incentives
Johns Hopkins angle: This personal finance feature mentions the grants that Johns Hopkins offers to its employees who purchase homes near their workplaces.

Bellingham Herald (Washington state)
September 20, 2010
Boosting breastfeeding through public policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by JHU sociologist Caitlin Cross-Barnet.

Columbus Dispatch
September 19, 2010
Absences rampant in city schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Joyce Epstein, director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University.

Boston Globe
September 19, 2010
Thirty miles to glory
Johns Hopkins angle: Physicist Davis Lee , who plans to swim the English Channel, earned his master’s in applied physics from Johns Hopkins in 2002.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2010
Medical, health buildings bright spot in commercial real estate market
Johns Hopkins angle: This business story mentions that Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mercy Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center are among the hospitals replacing old buildings or adding emergency rooms, operating suites or other facilities.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Finding inspiration through prison's book club
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a book club organized for women prison inmates mentions that Pam Scheff, a senior lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, is one of the discussion leaders.

AllAfrica.com
September 19, 2010
South Africa: Aids Doctors Condemn 'Sub-Standard' SAPIT Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Richard Chaisson, a world renowned TB expert, Professor of Medicine and International Health Director of the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Tuberculosis Research.

The Hill
September 17, 2010
Energy Department loses two top officials
Johns Hopkins angle: Former Provost Kristina Johnson is leaving her position as undersecretary of energy to return to academia.

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2010
The Pill at 50: Maybe not the best birth control for 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about modern birth control and the 50th birthday of the birth control pill mentions that the Dalkon Shield was developed "in part" by a doctor at Johns Hopkins.

Cumberland Times-News (Md.)
September 19, 2010
Inner workings of human body studied
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “Physics of the Human Body," which was published by the JHU Press.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Mahler resounding
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music column notes that upcoming performances that will pay tribute to the works of Gustav Mahler will include a Peabody Camerata chamber music arrangement of a Mahler composition and other Mahler-related concerts at the Peabody Institute.

Korea Times
September 19, 2010
Same problems, shifting views
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Charlotte Observer
September 19, 2010
CCC lab dedicated to train researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Meghan Davis previously did cancer research at Johns Hopkins University.

Waterbury Republican (Mass.)
September 20, 2010
Music school names new leader
Johns Hopkins angle: Fran G. Zarubick previously served as dean at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Frederick News-Post
September 20, 2010
Raise the alcohol tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial about the proposed tax on alcohol mentions research by scientists at the Bloomberg School of Public Health about the likely social and health benefits of such a tax.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
September 20, 2010
Self-improvement month a good time to get better
Johns Hopkins angle: A columnist uses the life of Children's Center neurosurgeon Ben Carson as an inspiring example of what people can achieve if they set their minds to it.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Watchdog: updates on recent problems
Johns Hopkins angle: This column provides an update on the construction of a protective railing along on North Charles Street north of Cold Spring Lane for pedestrians along a sidewalk used by students attending Loyola University of Maryland and visitors to the Evergreen Museum and Library, which is owned by The Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
September 19, 2010
Washington Nationals' Drew Storen will go from pitching mound to Stanford classes as soon as season ends
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Washington Nationals baseball player Drew Storen has a sister attending Johns Hopkins medical school.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Towson routed by FCS No. 1 Villanova, 43-7
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football roundup reports that Johns Hopkins quarterback Hewitt Tomlin had a record-setting game at Gettysburg, throwing for 326 yards and three scores to lead the Blue Jays to a win 29-21 in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

Baltimore Sun
September 19, 2010
Retrievers rally to beat Mount, 3-2, in men's soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports digest column mentions that JHU’s women’s soccer team (6-1-0) scored four first-half goals on its way to a 7-0 rout of visiting Washington College. It also states that in field hockey, Johns Hopkins lost, 3-0, to host Gettysburg in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2010
Banjo's two goals lift Towson to 3-2 men's soccer win over Loyola
Johns Hopkins angle: A college field hockey item in this sports digest column notes that five players scored as Johns Hopkins (2-4) earned a 5-0 victory over visiting Washington & Lee.

The Washington Post
September 20, 2010
David W. Ashman (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Ashman, a retired chief petty officer, spent many years at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
September 19, 2010
Frederick Jelinek, speech recognition pioneer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Frederick Jelenik, a Whiting School electrical engineering professor who died last week, describes his contributions as a pioneer in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages.

Times Herald Record (NY)
September 20, 2010
DR. WILLIAM S. MONTGOMERY
Johns Hopkins angle: Montgomery served a clinical fellowship in diabetes at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2010
Ex-Mount St. Mary's hoops star Sullivan dead at 75
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports digest column mentions that the Johns Hopkins' Blue Jay Soccer Clinic for Boys is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the university's Homewood Field.

The Coloradoan
September 19, 2010
John Sachary Lazuick
Johns Hopkins angle: Lazuick attended Johns Hopkins University.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
September 19, 2010
In Push for Diversity, Colleges Pay Attention to Socioeconomic Class
Higher education is paying more attention to the working class but finds actually achieving socioeconomic diversity to be a challenge.

NPR – All Things Considered
September 17, 2010
The E-Textbook Experiment Turns A Page
Traditional textbooks have prevailed — until now. The game changer may be a little thing called the iPad. Until now, e-textbooks have basically just been bad imitations of their paper counterparts.

Associated Press
September 19, 2010
Will edgier college marketing get a failing grade?
Colleges are embarking on marketing and branding campaigns to set themselves apart and grab their share of a shrinking student pool. Fifteen years ago, the term "branding" was virtually unheard of in higher education.

New York Times
September 20, 2010
Edinburgh School Takes Online M.B.A. to Africa
Edinburgh Business School will give up to 250 students from Africa scholarships to enter its online M.B.A., considered one of the world’s best distance-learning business degrees.

Wall Street Journal
September 20, 2010
College Grads Expand Lead in Job Security
It's not only that the college educated earn more, but that they are far more likely to keep their jobs when times get tough.




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