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PBS NewsHour
April 28, 2011
How Will Leadership Shuffle Affect National Security Policy?
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s John McLaughlin is interviewed.

NPR
April 28, 2011
Petraeus Slated To Take The Helm Of The CIA
Johns Hopkins angle: John McLaughlin of SAIS is interviewed for this story.

New York Times
April 28, 2011
Speaking Up for Patient Safety, and Survival
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes from a journal article written by School of Medicine patient safety expert Peter Pronovost about how a following a checklist can reduce infections in hospital intensive care units.

NewScientist.com (U.K.)
April 28, 2011
Mind-controlled prosthetics to help amputees
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the Modular Prosthetic Limb, a bionic limb that closely approximates the form and agility of a human arm and hand, and notes that it was designed by Michael McLoughlin's team at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. McLoughlin is quoted.

IIP Digital
April 22, 2011
Help to Keep Pregnant Women Malaria-Free
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on malaria control training in developing countries provided by JHU's Jhpiego. Jhpiego's William Brieger is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
April 28, 2011
Editorial: A landmark gift for the University of Maryland School of Law
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is mentioned.

Marines.Mil
April 28, 2011
Johns Hopkins University students link academics with Marine experience
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS strategic studies students spent three days at a weapons and tactics instructor course at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

UPI
April 28, 2011
Better body armor could reduce brain shock
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports on research, led by Vassilis Koliatsos of the School of Medicine, which found that tougher body armor to shield the chest, abdomen and back may be just what soldiers in Afghanistan need to protect their brains from mild injuries stemming from "shell shock.”

Mangalorean (IANS)
April 29, 2011
Shielding torso protects brain from blast injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on research, led by Vassilis Koliatsos of the School of Medicine, which found that tougher body armor to shield the chest, abdomen and back may be just what soldiers in Afghanistan need to protect their brains from mild injuries stemming from "shell shock.”

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
April 29, 2011
Body armour can protect brain from 'shell shock' blast injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research – led by Vassilis Koliatsos of the School of Medicine – that concludes that soldiers in Afghanistan should wear tougher armor to shield their chests, abdomens and backs in order to protect their brains from mild injuries that come from “shell shock.”

Vermont Public Radio
April 28, 2011
Obama Administration: Sugary Foods Not So Grrreat!
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this “All Things Considered” story is Stephen Teret of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 2011
A company's two drugs - at way different price points - tied in a study on treating macular degeneration
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that s study from Johns Hopkins University scheduled to be presented next week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting also found more adverse events with Avastin.

Scientific American
April 29, 2011
Books and recommendations from Scientific American
Johns Hopkins angle: On this recommended list is “The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good,” by David Linden of the School of Medicine.

Science Magazine
April 2011
Jeremy Berg: An Independent Scientist Departs NIH's Ranks
Johns Hopkins angle: Berg formerly served as chair of the biophysics department at JHU.

Fremont Tribune (Neb.)
April 28, 2011
Kidney disease on the rise across the nation
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, an estimated 26 million people - about 13 percent of the U.S. population - now have chronic kidney disease. In 1994, there were an estimated 20 million people with the disease.

Montgomery Gazette
April 29, 2011
Alcohol tax hike not at all regressive
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions David Jernigan and Hugh Waters of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
April 28, 2011
Maryland transplant recipient plays a role in 'The 5th Quarter'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions focuses in part on Casey Towers, a character in an inspirational movie about people who received organ transplants from a young man who died in a traffic accident. The article starts that Towers received a new heart after she was diagnosed with prepartum cardiomyopathy and ended up at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she delivered her son a month early.

Maryland Daily Record
April 28, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Janet Sunness, medical director of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Richard E. Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services and an expert on advanced dry age-related macular degeneration, has been awarded the Macula Society’s 2011 J. Donald M. Gass Medal, according to this brief. Her findings as principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded study at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Wilmer Eye Institute have been instrumental in defining parameters for geographic atrophy clinical trials. This brief also mentions that Dr. Albert Polito, director of The Lung Center and chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Mercy Medical Center, has won the Mildred Mindell Foundation’s 2011 Humanitarian Award. Polito worked at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. He was an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and remains on the Hopkins faculty.

Maryland Daily Record
April 28, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Stevenson University appointed Mark Lortz as a music director, composer and educator to develop a marching band before the football team begins its first season this fall. Lortz earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Jewish Times
April 28, 2011
Jonathan Palevsky’s Classical Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: Palevsky earned a master’s degree in classical guitar from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory.

CityBizList Baltimore
April 29, 2011
Budget Struggles At State Archives Leave Tattered Art Treasures
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service story states that “about half of the Maryland art collection is not in the state's possession, and even pieces kept by museums, such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Peabody Institute, are threatened.”

Baltimore Jewish Times
April 29, 2011
Jonathan Palevsky’s Classical Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Palevsky earned a master’s degree in classical guitar from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory.

Marple Newton Patch (Pa.)
April 28, 2011
An Evening of Art Songs at Marple Library
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Brieann Pasko, a lyric-coloratura soprano, will begin studying in the fall at the Peabody Conservatory, where she hopes to earn a master’s in vocal performance.

Redlands Daily Facts (California)
April 28, 2011
Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that soprano Jennifer Lindsay, a 2008 Johns Hopkins graduate, studied voice with Carol Cavey-Miles at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Brew
April 29, 2011
The senator and the highway
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece describes the background of the Baltimore subway extension from Charles Center to Johns Hopkins Hospital and why the future of the subway beyond Hopkins “is now in more doubt than ever.”

San Diego Union-Tribune
April 28, 2011
Tenth-grade student mastering art of physics
Johns Hopkins angle: Jason Qu enrolled in an online class at Johns Hopkins University through the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
April 28, 2011
Maryland attackman Catalino back on track
Johns Hopkins angle: A college lacrosse item in this sports column reports that seven of Maryland's Division I women's teams made it into their conference tournaments this spring, including the one from Johns Hopkins, which will compete in the America Lacrosse Conference tournament.

Baltimore Sun
April 27, 2011
Touched by the lives and deaths of three near strangers
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, the writer comments on the recent death of Lacrosse Hall of Fame member Jeff Cook, who played for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 28, 2011
The week ahead for state men's college lacrosse teams
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup calls attention to Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU and Loyola.

Baltimore Sun
April 28, 2011
Louis August Scholz, inventor and attorney, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that as a medical technology specialist Scholz assisted Johns Hopkins physicians Alfred Blalock and Helen Taussig and their assistant, Vivien Thomas, in making a trachea tube used in their research.

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Bloomberg
April 28, 2011
Best Job Market for U.S. Grads Since 2008 Bears Multiple Offers
The class of 2011 is enjoying the best job market for new graduates since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 29, 2011
Pell grants for summer are dropped in budget deal
The federal budget deal that avoided a government shutdown didn't do any favors for needy college students looking to take summer classes. Among all the compromising done by Democrats and Republicans was a plan to trim back the rapidly escalating costs of the Pell Grant program that supports low-income college students. They decided to kill the portion of the program that offers support for the summer semester.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 29, 2011
Obama Administration Releases Latino Education Report
Changing demographics mean challenges facing Latino students are of importance to the entire nation, a senior U.S. Department of Education official presenting a report in Miami said Wednesday.

New York Times – The Choice blog
April 29, 2011
Debating Legacy Admissions at Yale, and Elsewhere
True or false: Admitting legacies to colleges and universities is, a) unconstitutional b) unethical c) smart business practice or d) legitimate, because legacies perform better at certain elite institutions? The answer — at least according to a panel discussion about legacy preferences in college admissions convened at New York University Thursday morning — is actually e) all of the above.

Bloomberg
April 29, 2011
Yale Weighs ROTC as Ivy League Colleges Reinstate Programs
Yale University may become the third Ivy League college this year to restore the military’s Reserve Officers Training Corps after spurning the program during the Vietnam War.


NPR (AP)
April 27, 2011
West Point Refuses To Readmit Lesbian Cadet
Katherine Miller reapplied after President Obama signed legislation lifting "don't ask, don't tell."


Hechinger Report
April 28, 2011
For this graduating senior, deep thinking—and teaching—really matters
In a few weeks, Mopati Morake will graduate from Williams College in Massachusetts. A native of Botswana, Morake has been educated on three continents. Morake spoke with a Hechinger Report contributing editor about recent claims that U.S. college students don’t seem to study or learn much.

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2011
Renewed Fight on Fraternities
A series of incidents has led to more calls to reform or eliminate the Greek system, but don't hold your breath for radical shifts.

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2011
Need vs. Merit
After disappointing enrollments in last year's freshman class, Wentworth dramatically expands need-based aid.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus
April 28, 2011
Plagiarism Goes Social
Social and user-generated Web sites are the most popular sources for student copying, says a report by the creator of a plagiarism-detection service.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 24, 2011
Video-Game Rooms Become the Newest Library Space Invaders
As the study of video games becomes more widespread in academe, a handful of libraries have video-game collections and gaming facilities to support related scholarship.



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