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Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2010
UM, Hopkins doctoral programs ranked near top in study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a long-awaited National Research Council report on doctoral programs quotes Johns Hopkins University Provost Lloyd Minor.

New York Times
September 28, 2010
Saying No to ‘I Do,’ With the Economy in Mind
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about marriage trends quotes Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

WBAL-TV Baltimore
September 28, 2010
Obama Endorses O'Malley, Urges Marylanders To Vote
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence comments in this story.

Bradenton Herald (Fla.)
September 29, 2010
Cuba poised for offshore drilling?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Wayne Smith, an adjunct professor in the Program for Latin American Studies at the Krieger School.

The Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2010
Jesse Eisenberg makes his mark

Johns Hopkins angle: This story about actor Eisenberg, who stars in "The Social Network," mentions that parts of the movie were filmed on Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus.

The Washington Examiner
September 28, 2010
Agency spin part of politics, analysts say
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson is quoted in this piece.

Ithaca Journal
September 28, 2010
Ithaca green house tour features one home that owners hope will leave no trace
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on JHU alumnus Antony Hsu.

The Edge Malaysia
September 29, 2010
Positive reactions to Najib's call for global movement of moderates
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a proposal to set up the Johns Hopkins-affiliated medical school in Serdang.

Mysinchew.com (Malaysia)
September 29, 2010
Positive reactions to Najib's call for moderation
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bernama story mentions a proposal to set up the Johns Hopkins-affiliated medical school in Serdang.

Danbury News Times (Ct.)
September 28, 2010
Workplace violence concerns HR professionals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about workplace violence mentions the recent incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in which the son of a patient shot and wounded a doctor before turning the firearm on his mother and then himself.

Wicked Local Berkley (Mass.)
September 29, 2010
Health reports: Surgery works
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gatehouse News Service health brief reports that a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins shows that most people with diabetes who have weight-loss bariatric surgery may be able to stop taking diabetes medications.

Towson Times
September 29, 2010
Republican David Marks says time is right for 5th District County Council run
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Marks has a master's degree in public policy with a focus on planning and transportation from The Johns Hopkins University.

The Daily Maverick (South Africa)
September 29, 2010
Viagra, an anti-cancer warrior and good old all-round drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Viagra mentions that a team from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center theorized that sildenafil increases production of nitric oxide, which is helpful in marking cancer cells.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 28, 2010
Rawlings-Blake calls for more regional partnerships
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the proposed extension of the Red Line light rail, which would connect to Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Bayview campus.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2010
Voucher program for chronically homeless loses funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a program to help the homeless that is a collaboration of advocates and outreach workers from People Encouraging People, Bon Secours, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore HealthCare Access Inc. and Healthcare for the Homeless.

Denver Post
September 29, 2010
Davidson: Savor the Grape helps Montbello kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of local events notes that Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric neurosurgeon who conducted the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the skull, will speak in the Denver area soon.

Cambridge Chronicle
September 29, 2010
Cambridge resident honored at gifted children ceremony
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Benjamin Wiegand, a student from Cambridge, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Nashville Post
September 29, 2010
HealthSpring adds Emory Healthcare CEO to board
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, John T. Fox has served as a VP and CFO for The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Maryland Half-Marathon to move to Howard Co. in 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: Two sports digest items mention that in volleyball, Johns Hopkins junior outside hitter Melissa Cole was selected as the Centennial Conference Player of the Week; and in water polo, Johns Hopkins senior goalie Jeremy Selbst made 44 saves with 11 steals and six assists in two games to earn the Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.

News-Transcript (Freehold, N.J.)
September 29, 2010
Pianist to perform at St. Peter’s Church
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that pianist Michael Sheppard trained at the Peabody Conservatory and studied with Leon Fleisher and Ann Schein.

Prague Daily Monitor (Czech Republic)
September 27, 2010
Computer scientist of Czech-Jewish origin Jelinek dies in USA
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for Frederick Jelinek, Whiting School professor of electrical and computer engineering.


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Inside Higher Ed
September 29, 2010
You're Not No. 1
The long-awaited rankings of doctoral programs -- years late and denying anyone the chance to claim top spot (or any precise spot) -- are out. While some are excited about the data, many are pummeling the ratings.

NPR (AP)
September 28, 2010
Student Gunman Takes Own Life On Texas Campus
A student wearing a dark suit and a ski mask opened fire Tuesday with an assault rifle on the University of Texas campus before fleeing into a library and fatally shooting himself. No one else was hurt.

New York Times
September 29, 2010
Obama’s University Visit Was Not Simple
The University of Wisconsin’s chancellor had to weigh the benefits of a visit by a sitting president with its obvious political purpose.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 28, 2010
Federal Appeals Court Again Sides in Favor of Embryonic-Stem-Cell Research
A three-judge panel reaffirmed an earlier decision that allows federal support for the research to continue while a court case proceeds.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
September 29, 2010
Latest Gates Foundation Awards Focus on College Completion
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to make a dramatic change with its college success programs, by focusing on college graduation rates in addition to college enrollment.

USA Today
September 29, 2010
Census: Women closing in on male-dominated fields
The gender gap among college majors once dominated by men is narrowing, and younger generations of women account for nearly half of science and business graduates.

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