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The Washington Post
September 22, 2010
Study backs new heart valve without cracking chest
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associate Press article quotes the School of Medicine’s John Conte, who is a spokesman for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2010
Study follows new siblings of kids with autism
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A interview is with Daniele Fallin, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is principal investigator of a multistate study, called the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation, which is looking at siblings of those with the disorders.

Huffington Post
September 23, 2010
Value of Health Reform About to Become Apparent
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is by Gerard Anderson of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2010
David Rubenstein gives $10 million to Kennedy Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that in the past, Rubenstein has given $5 million to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. He is a member of the JHU Board of Trustees.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2010
Donations to Baltimore's Lyric, DC's Kennedy Center set standard worth emulating
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Clef Notes blog item, classical music critic Tim Smith describes the renovation and expansion of the Peabody Institute several years ago as “an effective fusion of the new, the retro and the original.”

Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
September 23, 2010
Czech leader pokes EU
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic made a speech Wednesday at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily Record (N.J.)
September 23, 2010
VIDEO: Bleeding eye plagues Maryland woman
Johns Hopkins angle: Shannath Merbs of the School of Medicine is interviewed in this story about a medical mystery.

PsychCentral
September 23, 2010
Positive Intervention Helps Student Performance
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence (Bloomberg School of Public Health) finds that evidence-based procedures that promote positive behavioral intervention are effective for improving student behavior and learning.

Bloomberg Business Week
September 23, 2010
Amherst-to-Yale Funding Need Follows Harvard’s Crisis Over Cash
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes the university in a list of institutions that sold taxable bonds at the height of the credit crisis.

WOODTV8 (MI.)
September 23, 2010
Can caffeine cause intoxication?
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story quotes Daniel P. Evatt, a research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Erie Times-News (Pennsylvania)
September 23. 2010
Pianist Golka makes his Erie Philharmonic debut to begin 2010-11 season
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming performance mentions that pianist Adam Golka studied with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute.

AOL News
September 23, 2010
Booming China Lures Key Professors Home From US
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Shiyi Chen left Johns Hopkins University to become dean of engineering at Peking University.

Zawya.com
September 23, 2010
Railroads to Play Bigger Role in Transport Industry
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Nicklas Swanstrom, the executive director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

Media Daily News
September 23, 2010
News You Can Booze: Advertisers Want Back Into College Papers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MedIndia
September 23, 2010
Rethinking How Hospitals React When a Patient's Health Deteriorates
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a commentary written by patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2010
Hospital workers need better security
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor refers to last week’s shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

People's Daily Online
September 23, 2010
Profile: U.S. celebrities attending talks with Chinese premier
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS, former deputy U.S. defense secretary, earned a degree at SAIS.

Wilmette Life (Ill.)
September 23, 2010
On the Dan Seals campaign: Talking taxes with retirees
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Seals earned a master's degree from SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2010
Burton N. Cox Jr., civil engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Cox was responsible for the structural design of many buildings, including Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

The Washington Post
September 22, 2010
Michael Ragussis, Georgetown Professor
Johns Hopkins angle: The retired Georgetown University English professor earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1970, this obituary states.

Wilkes Barre Times Leader (Pennsylvania)
September 23, 2010
Virginia Ann Jordan
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, the deceased earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1968.

Zanesville Times Recorder (Ohio)
September 23, 2010
Elizabeth Ann ''Betsy'' Boggs
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Boggs was a 1951 graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.


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Inside Higher Ed
September 23, 2010
Nobel Predictions
Thompson Reuters' annual list of predictions is based on an analysis of citation profiles and has correctly predicted the winners of nine prizes in economics, physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine since 2002.

Wall Street Journal
September 23, 2010
Funds for Fordham
The chief executive of Gamco Investors Inc. is making a $25 million donation to his alma mater, Fordham University, a gift that will rename the undergraduate business school.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
September 22, 2010
For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign
The campaign by Corinthian Colleges Inc. seeks to draw decision-makers and the broader public into the debate over whether the government should tighten regulations on for-profit colleges.

Inside Higher Ed
September 23, 2010
A Plea for Perkins
At a hearing Wednesday, lawmakers praised a student loan program that is facing a phase-out.

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