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Scientific American
September 21, 2010
Annual predictions for the Nobel Prizes released
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Thomson Reuters' expert David Pendlebury predicts that Krieger School astrophysicists Adam Riess and Charles Bennett may win the Nobel Prize in Physics, to be announced on Oct. 5.

The US Daily (Reuters)
September 21, 2010
Stem cells, obesity finding lead Nobel predictions
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that Thomson Reuters expert David Pendlebury predicts that Krieger School astrophysicists Adam Riess and Charles Bennett may win the Nobel Prize in Physics, to be announced on Oct. 5.

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2010
Delivering bad news one of medicine's great difficulties
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about doctors’ “delicate interactions with patients and families” mentions the recent shooting of a Johns Hopkins Hospital physician and includes comments from Mark Duncan, a veteran cancer surgeon at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Indianapolis Business Journal
September 21, 2010
Purdue president to discuss research with VP Biden
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins is among universities being represented at today's planned meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss research being underwritten by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2010
Shot Hopkins doctor upgraded to good condition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Johns Hopkins Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson as saying that the Johns Hopkins Hospital physician who was shot last week by the disgruntled son of a patient has been upgraded to good condition.

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
September 21, 2010
Hopkins Doctor In Good Condition After Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This local television news story is about the improving condition of the Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot and wounded in last week's incident at the East Baltimore facility.

Cumberland Times News (AP)
September 21, 2010
Hopkins doctor in good condition
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on the improving condition of the Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot and wounded in last week's incident at the East Baltimore facility.

Maryland Daily Record
September 20, 2010
Family asks for privacy for wounded Hopkins doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the family of a Johns Hopkins doctor shot by a patient’s son has issued a statement saying the surgeon is in good condition and asking for privacy during his recovery.

The Washington Post
September 21, 2010
Manslaughter in D.C. pedestrian death
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that Chamica M. Adams, 23, of Mitchellville was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of one of the two women whom police contend Adams hit with her car while driving drunk in Adams Morgan. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District amended its charge after the death of Julia Bachleitner, 26, on Sept. 14. Bachleitner was a graduate student at SAIS.

Washington Post
September 21, 2010
The Verge Ensemble at the Corcoran: On the verge of new musical territory
Johns Hopkins angle: This music review mentions the Verge Ensemble’s recent performance of "Hazmats Sextet," composed by the Peabody Conservatory's David Smooke.

Annapolis Capital
September 20, 2010
Phelps kicks off local cancer swim
Johns Hopkins angle: William G. Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center, is quoted in this story about Swim Across America.

National Post (Canada)
September 21, 2010
Caravaggiomania!
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to “The Moment of Caravaggio” (Princeton University Press), by Krieger School art historian Michael Fried.

Newsweek
September 20, 2010
The Trouble with Going Global
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the university's joint venture with Nanjing University in China.

Turkmenistan.ru
September 21, 2010
Director of Caucuses and Central Asia Institute invited to Turkmenistan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Frederick Starr of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Mail on Sunday (UK)
September 21, 2010
Families who eat together stay together
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this first-person column about the importance of family meal time, a study by researchers at Stanford and Johns Hopkins universities in the U.S. found that those who watched the most television were the least likely to leave school with qualifications and had a smaller chance of getting a university degree

Acoustic Guitar
September 17, 2010
Beijing Guitar Duo
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of the women who perform as the Beijing Guitar Duo says they were recruited to study at the Peabody institute by classical guitarist Manuel Barreuco, who teaches at the school.

The Washington Post
September 21, 2010
With insurers slow to cover obesity treatment, patients often must foot the bill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to Johns Hopkins research reported last month in the Archives of Surgery that says nearly 85 percent of 2,235 adults who underwent gastric bypass between 2002 and 2005 were able to stop taking drugs for Type 2 diabetes two years after the operation.

The Oregonian (Portland)
September 20, 2010
Made in Portland: the world's first artificial heart valve, Sept. 21, 1960
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the artificial heart valve mentions a meeting between Albert Starr and Denton Cooley that took place at Johns Hopkins in 1949.

The News Leader (Staunton, Va.)
September 20, 2010
"Music to Celebrate the Harvest" at Mt Carmel Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming performance by Cantor Linda Baer from Baltimore notes that she studied voice and piano at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
September 18, 2010
Classic passion
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that 19-year-old pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabiis is one of about 200 students studying at the National University of Singapore in a music conservatory program that is collaboration between NUS and JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Salem News (Mass.)
September 21, 2010
Rare Peabody portrait needs $70K fix-up
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that philanthropist George Peabody had English photographer John Jabez Edwin Mayall photograph him and hired a painter to complete the portrait, then commissioned two copies to be made. One was given to the Peabody Institute of Baltimore in 1867, the other to the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers in 1868.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 20, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has hired Ed Queen as an instructional designer.

Lake County News (Ca.)
September 21, 2010
Lakeport Police chief accepts new job with Healdsburg Police
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Kevin Burke, 44, chief of police in the Sonoma County city of Healdsburg, recently earned a master's degree in public safety management from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2010
Before last homestand, Dunn says he wants to stay a Nat
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s soccer item in this sports digest column mentions that Johns Hopkins senior defender Sarah Gieszl was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 21, 2010
College-educated Americans More Likely Experience Job Satisfaction, Lead Healthier Lives, Study Says
Significant disparities remain along racial and ethnic lines in terms of who gets into college, who graduates and the size of the salaries that graduates command upon graduation.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 19, 2010
With Major Gift, U. of Oxford to Establish a School of Government
The University of Oxford will establish what it describes as Europe's first major school of government with a donation of $117 million from a Russian-born American businessman.

Inside Higher Ed
September 21, 2010
Times Change in Higher Ed Coverage
The proportion of articles focusing on particular institutions has declined significantly, while the share of articles on non-university topics that contain “sound bites” from university researchers has risen.

Marketplace.org
September 17, 2010
Colleges set up food banks for students
Making sure that financially struggling students are able to eat alleviates at least one big worry for them and helps keep them in school.

NPR
September 17, 2010
Citigroup Sheds Its Student Loan Business
Citigroup Inc. is selling its student loan business and about $32 billion in related assets to Discover Financial Services and the student lender Sallie Mae.

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