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ABC News
April 7, 2011
Hospital Errors Common and Underreported
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Peter Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and surgery, and the director of the quality and safety research group at the Johns Hopkins University.

New Scientist
April 7, 2011
Born to be viral: Magnetic field sculptures
Johns Hopkins angle: Gary Lee Johns, a physics Ph.D. student at the Krieger School, combined commercially available magnetic-particle-infused fluid with a variety of different metal shapes and produced this “Born To Be Viral” video. This story also mentions the university’s annual Physics Fair on Saturday, April 16, on the Homewood campus as part of Spring Fair.

PC World
April 6, 2011
Medical Robot Plays 'Operation,' Still Needs Human Help
Johns Hopkins angle: A whimsical video in which WSE students used a surgical robot to play the children’s game, Operation. Mentioned in this story, which includes the video, are Ph.D. students Carol Reiley, Tom Tantillo and Kel Guerin.

New York Times
April 7, 2011
Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on research conducted in collaboration with scientists at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NPR Blogs
April 6, 2011
Shots: A Brain Protein Gone Awry Provides Schizophrenia Clue
Johns Hopkins angle: A short story about research led by Akira Sawa of the School of Medicine into the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia.

Christian Science Monitor
April 6, 2011
Ecuador to oust US ambassador over WikiLeaks spat. Who's next?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Riordan Roett of SAIS.

Catholic Online
April 6, 2011
Some lawmakers express optimism that government shutdown can be averted
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a recent forum at SAIS.

Scientific America
April 6, 2011
Can It Be Bad To Be Too Clean?: The Hygiene Hypothesis
Johns Hopkins angle: In this podcast, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researcher Kathleen Barnes talks about the “Hygiene Hypothesis,” which raises the possibility that our modern sterile environment may contribute to conditions such as asthma and eczema.

Baltimore Sun
April 6, 2011
Bracing for a shutdown
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from David Valle, director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

St. Louis American
April 7, 2011
Link between hearing loss and dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Otology at the School of Medicine, in this story about a study done by JHU and researchers at the National Institute on Aging.

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Knee pain therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of a live online health chat conducted Wednesday with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (ANI)
April 7, 2011
Gene linked to severity of autism's social dysfunction identified
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits. The story also mentions Richard L. Huganir, professor and director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine.

Sudbury Star (Ontario, Canada)
April 7, 2011
Is your parent healthy enough for surgery?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a JHU study that found that "50% of people over 65 will undergo surgery."

Third Age
April 7, 2011
COPD: What You Need to Know to Avoid Flare-Ups
Johns Hopkins angle: According to a recent Johns Hopkins alert, pulmonary rehabilitation can help individuals with COPD avoid hospital visits, provided they start pulmonary rehabilitation soon after being discharged.

Altoona Mirror (Pa.)
April 7, 2011
Cheung and Altoona Symphony Orchestra seek to ‘enlighten’ audience with first show under new executive director.
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that Nicholas Will is studying for his masters of music degree in organ performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Juneau Empire (Alaska)
April 6, 2011
Recent arts-related appointments
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Christa Bruce-Kotrc, who was recently appointed to the Alaska Humanities Forum, completed graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Lincoln College.

London Free Press (Ontario, Canada)
April 7, 2011
Vivola trio presents classics
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Patricia Green, a mezzo-soprano, earned the artist diploma in voice from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Times Herald (Montgomery County, Pa.)
April 7, 2011
Montco Senior Choir to perform at Asbury UMC
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Montco Senior Choir director Joy Keener studied voice with Elsa Baklor at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
Different year, different atmosphere surrounding Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post concerning the improved performance of this year’s JHU men’s lacrosse team’s quotes Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
Krause's 5 goals lift UMBC women over Stony Brook, 10-8
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column notes that Johns Hopkins sophomore lacrosse midfielder John Ranagan was among 10 men's players added to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, which honors the nation's top player. A second item, concerning women’s tennis, mentions that Johns Hopkins sophomore Nandita Krishnan was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Boston Globe
April 7, 2011
Globe South High School Lacrosse: Sticking points
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Sarah Biron of Westwood will play for JHU next year.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
April 6, 2011
Government Shutdown Would Mean Slower Services but No Major Disruptions for Campuses
Officials who endured a three-week shutdown 15 years ago said any effects should dissipate quickly, though some students could face delays in receiving their aid.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
April 7, 2011
For-Profit Colleges Face State Crackdowns as U.S. Rules Delayed
Criticized by the U.S. for their recruitment practices, for-profit colleges are facing increased state regulations as the government weighs measures to tighten access to federal student aid. At least 16 states – including Maryland – have proposed or enacted laws affecting for-profit colleges this year.

The Daily Beast
April 6, 2011
F-Bombs and 'Jorts': 9 Craziest College Rejection Reasons
In the toughest college admission season on record, acceptance rates plummeted at many schools, including the Ivy League. Here are some of the arbitrary and whimsical reasons that applicants were rejected.

Inside Higher Ed
April 6, 2011
Scholars and Scandal
When allegations of research misconduct -- both true and “truthy” -- can spread more quickly than ever, should academe respond slowly and deliberately?

NPR – All Things Considered
April 5, 2011
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Dwindles Amid Cutbacks
Many Georgia students benefit from the state's HOPE scholarship, a program that uses lottery funds to pay college tuition for students who maintain a B average. But state budget shortfalls and a drop in lottery revenue have led to cuts, leaving many to wonder how they'll cover extra costs.

New York Times (International Herald Tribune)
April 4, 2011
Asia Leads E.U. and U.S. in Chemistry Research Papers
The Asia Pacific region has become the largest producer of chemistry research papers published in journals, with China driving the increase, an analysis says.

USA Today
April 4, 2011
More employers hiring college-educated workers
College-educated workers are clearly reaping the benefits of a strengthening job market, but economists worry that Americans with lesser skills could be left behind.


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