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September 23, 2010
All Things Considered: Black Voters May Stay Away From Polls In November
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence is interviewed about President Obama's efforts to energize black voters and get them to the polls in November.

Bradenton Herald (AP)
September 24, 2010
Number of fat people in US to grow, report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions that a study led by a JHU researcher found that about 86 percent of U.S. adults would be overweight or obese by 2030 if current trends continue.

Sacramento Bee (AP)
September 24, 2010
Megachurch pastor keeps mum on sex allegations
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence comments in this Associated Press story.

Inside Higher Ed
September 24, 2010
Take Your Fee and Click It!
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article about student upset over a fee for clickers in the classroom is Candice Dalrymple, director of the university’s Center for Learning Resources. Classroom clickers are a popular technology that allows professors to gauge student understanding or opinion in real time by giving them handheld voting devices and taking polls throughout a class period. Students also are quoted.

New York Times
September 24, 2010
Frederick Jelinek, Who Gave Machines the Key to Human Speech, Dies at 77
Johns Hopkins angle: A obituary for Frederick Jelinek, a Whiting School professor who survived the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia to become a pioneer in computer research in America, helping to make it possible for computers to decipher and translate human speech. He died on Sept. 14 in Baltimore.
September 24, 2010
Can a bigger booze tax reduce disease, crime?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Jernigan, Ph.D., an associate professor and alcohol policy expert at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
September 23, 2010
Ehrlich, O’Malley won’t back liquor tax hike
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service story refers to a December 2009 Johns Hopkins University study reporting that in addition to raising an estimated $214.4 million, a tax on alcoholic beverages would save the state $249 million in alcohol consumption-related costs.

September 23, 2010
FDA restricts access to Avandia
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Donner of the School of Medicine is interviewed about Avandia.

Wall Street Journal
September 23, 2010
Doctors React to Avandia Decision
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Thomas Donner, co-director of the Diabetes Center at the School of Medicine.

Financial Times
September 24, 2010
Promoting misery
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was authored by Whiting School applied economist Steve H. Hanke.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2010
Hopkins study author: Helmets save lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Getting There” transportation blog item includes comments from Adil Haider, an assistant professor of surgery in the School of Medicine who was lead researcher on a study that found that black motorcyclists were more likely to die in a crash than their white counterparts even when wearing a helmet.

September 23, 2010
Study Shows Race Plays Role In Motorcycle Deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study from Johns Hopkins finds African-Americans are more likely to die in motorcycle crashes than are their white counterparts. Quoted is Adil Haider of the School of Medicine.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
September 23, 2010
Race could be factor in crash survival
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study out of the School of Medicine finds African-Americans are more likely to die in motorcycle crashes than are their white counterparts.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 23, 2010
Henrietta Lacks and her family honored at Morehouse
Johns Hopkins angle: Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s.

AOL News
September 23, 2010
Doctors Remove Brain Tumor Through Eyelid
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman is recovering after a revolutionary procedure in which surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed a brain tumor through her eyelid. Quoted are Dr. Kofi Boahene, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, another pioneer of the technique.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 24, 2010
Aetna to stop providing child-only health insurance plans in Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Bradley Herring, a health economist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2010
Commission to review Hopkins Hospital security after shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the panel that accredits U.S. hospitals has asked Johns Hopkins Hospital to review its security measures — and potential improvements — in the wake of the shooting of a doctor by the distraught son of a patient last week.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2010
In Jessamy defeat, a bittersweet coda to the Sowers case
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece refers to the 2007 robbery and beating that left Johns Hopkins financial analyst Zach Sowers in a coma and to the recent slaying of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Biomed Middle East
September 24, 2010
Malnutrition, inflammation complicate blood cholesterol readings in CKD patients
Johns Hopkins angle: A study co-authored by Lawrence Appel, MD (Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Prevention, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) said that to understand the health effects of high cholesterol levels, doctors first need to assess malnutrition and inflammation status in their chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.

KVOA News (AZ.)
September 23, 2010
Blood Thinner OK for Superficial Leg Clots: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Dr. Julie Freischlag, director of the department of surgery at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2010
Does government spend your money better than you?
Johns Hopkins angle: This business blog quotes Hilary Bok, a Krieger School associate professor of philosophy and the Henry R. Luce Professor in Bioethics and Moral and Political Theory.

Ottawa Citizen
September 23, 2010
Survey: Bruce Poulin, Rideau-Rockcliffe
Johns Hopkins angle: Poulin holds a Masters degree in International Relations from SAIS.
September 23, 2010
The Curtis Institute of Music announces new classical guitar department
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music has created a new classical guitar department whose faculty includes David Starobin. The piece mentions that Starobin worked with Aaron Shearer and pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory and that he has received the Peabody Conservatory’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

York Daily Record (Pennsylvania)
September 21, 2010
Pastor has passion for the piano
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Jeff Smith, a 48-year-old pastor who is rediscovering his passion for his first vocation as a professional pianist and composer, pursued master's and doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Philanthropy Today
September 23, 2010
Top Colleges Take on Big Debt in Wake of Crunch
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Fifteen of the wealthiest U.S. schools (including JHU) sold taxable bonds amounting to $7.2-billion from December 2008 to November 2009.

Frederick News Post
September 24, 2010
Bonheyo sees action at Gallaudet
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that Kevin Parrish of Urbana has two tackles as a senior defensive lineman at Johns Hopkins.


New York Times
September 23, 2010
With Summers, Harvard Lets Bygones Be Bygones
Former Harvard University President Larry Summers is leaving his White House post as a top economic adviser to President Obama. He's returning to campus as a professor next year.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 24, 2010
PhD Project Tackles Business School Deanship Diversity
In recent years, several men and women of color have been appointed to high-profile leadership positions in business schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2010
2 For-Profit Education Companies Seek to Move West for Accreditation
Geography, rather than concerns about the association that accredits them now, accounts for the move, officials say.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2010
AAU President Plans to Step Down
Robert M. Berdahl announced today that he would retire from the post next May, when his contract is up.

New York Times – The Choice blog
September 22, 2010
A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World
Bryn Mawr, the women’s college in Pennsylvania, is hosting a conference to explore the role of women’s colleges in improving the lives of women worldwide.

Johns Hopkins University