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Maryland Daily Record
February 2, 2011
IBM’s CEO is looking for renaissance hires in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Sam Palmisano, chief executive officer of IBM Corp., spoke at Johns Hopkins University's Gilman Hall about his company's 100th anniversary. The speech, the first in a series of lectures that IBM plans to hold at various locations this year, was attended by President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost LLoyd Minor.


The Maryland Daily Record
February 1, 2011
Daily Record investigation: Seeking a new vision
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, one is a series investigating the progress and status of a $1.8 billion East Baltimore redevelopment project, mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Maryland Daily Record
February 1, 2011
Daily Record investigation: Wrecking buildings or lives in Middle East?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ronald J. Daniels, president of the Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this article, on in a series, about a massive redevelopment project in East Baltimore.

The Maryland Daily Record
February 1, 2011
Daily Record investigation: Jobs come slowly in New East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article in a series about a large redevelopment project in East Baltimore, mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WBAL-TV 11 (Baltimore)
February 2, 2011
Magazine Photographer Recounts Egypt Chaos
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, which includes video, reports that JHU photographer Jay VanRensselaer left Egypt’s capital on Jan. 28, the day dubbed the Friday of Anger. VanRensselaer, who is now at home in Charles Village, said he has worked on and off in Egypt for 15 years, so he is familiar with the country's issues.

CNN.com
February 1, 2011
Mubarak says he won't run again; protesters say it's not enough
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this piece about the unrest in Egypt.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 2, 2011
U.S. Universities Bringing Students Home from Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on the story of Michael Riecken, a 23-year-old senior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Near Eastern studies, who was part of a team working on an archaeological dig in Luxor when pro-democracy protests broke out in Cairo, Egypt's capital. Riecken is safely back in the United States.

The Vancouver Sun
February 2, 2011
Canada's main challenge is getting citizens out of Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at SAIS.

The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
February 2, 2011
Egyptian crisis gives freedom a chance
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jonah Goldberg column – which also appeared in other publications -- mentions that SAIS’s Joshua Muravchik is “a brilliant champion for democracy promotion around the world.”

Lebanon Daily Star
February 2, 2011
Saying 'no' to a modern-day pharaoh
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Fouad Ajami wrote this commentary about events transpiring in Egypt.

NorthJersey.com
February 1, 2011
It’s back to U.S. for Glen Rock college student caught up in Egyptian unrest
Johns Hopkins angle: After savoring a first-hand view of Egyptian history in the making, Johns Hopkins student Dan White is safely on his way back to the United States.

New York Times
February 2, 2011
Slight Rise in Donations to Colleges Seen in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about charitable donations to the nation’s colleges and universities mentions that Johns Hopkins University raised $428 million from private donors in 2010, coming in third behind Stanford and Harvard.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 2, 2011
Donations to Colleges Rose, if Only Slightly, in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins was among the nation’s top three fund-raising institutions in the 2010 fiscal year, with $427.6-million raised. All three raised less in 2010 than the year before.

Washington Examiner
February 1, 2011
Driver identified in fatal Md. snow plow crash
Johns Hopkins angle: Police have identified the driver in a hit-and-run crash in which a longtime Johns Hopkins University fencing coach was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck with a snow plow.

Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2011
Suspect named in hit-run that killed retired fencing coach
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Anne Arundel County police have identified the driver of a vehicle that fatally struck Richard Oles, who retired in 2003 after coaching JHU’s men’s fencing team for more than four decades.

Fox News (Reuters)
February 2, 2011
New Vaccine Schedule Increases Kids' Protection, Experts Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Neal Halsey, who heads the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this Reuters story.

BioScholar News (ANI)
February 2, 2011
New measles vaccine that can be inhaled shows promise
Johns Hopkins angle: A Bloomberg School of Public Health research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled, according to this ANI article. Senior author Diane E. Griffin is quoted.

Times of India (ANI)
February 2, 2011
HIV-infected teens at high pregnancy risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
February 2, 2011
Iran Arms Shipment May Deal Setback to Expansion of Africa Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg News piece is Sanam Vakil, an adjunct professor of Iranian and Middle Eastern politics at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2011
State's former health secretary heads to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item states that John M. Colmers, the state’s former secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has taken a job at Johns Hopkins Medicine as vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted in the post.

Maryland Daily Record
February 1, 2011
Former Md. health secretary Colmers joining Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: After leaving the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in January, former Secretary John Michael Colmers has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as vice president for health care transformation and planning, according to this article.

Delmarvanow.com (AP)
February 2, 2011
Md.'s ex-health secretary named to Hopkins post
Johns Hopkins angle: John Colmers, Maryland’s former health secretary, has been named a vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
February 1, 2011
Gillian Clark: The chef people love to hate?
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this article, Gillian Clark, graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1985.

Palm Beach Daily News (Fla.)
February 1, 2011
Parker Ladd author breakfast features Lebenthal, Cherlin on recession, marriage
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin spoke at an author breakfast event.

McKnight’s Long Term Care News
February 2, 2011
Infection control program among seniors reduces deaths by 10%, could save 'trillions' in waste
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that an infection control program developed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine has helped lower death rates in hospital intensive care units by 10%.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2011
On the death of Milton Babbitt at 94
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog item mentions that Peabody Conservatory musicians have performed works by composer Milton Babbitt, who died Saturday.

Baltimore City Paper
February 2, 2011
Curtain Time: Opera on Preston Street, Openings and Closings
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions two upcoming opera productions involving groups from the Peabody Conservatory.

Backstage
February 1, 2011
Directors Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell Dislike Filming Sex Scenes
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, “The Social Network” director, David Fincher, mentions that parts of the movie were filmed on the Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus. Johns Hopkins stood in for Harvard, whose administrators refused to allow filming to happen there.

ParentDish.com
February 1, 2011
SmackDown: Would You Make Your Kid Drink Hot Sauce as Punishment?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a 2004 study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health which “showed that corporal punishment was linked with difficulties later in life.”

ESPN.com
February 1, 2011
LA North: Football recruits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that St. Bonaventure's Tanner Souza is not only going to Johns Hopkins to play football, he's going as a pre-med major. He will be joining St. Bonaventure alum Sean Reeder, a sophomore offensive lineman, at the school. St. Bonaventure coach Todd Therrien said he's extremely proud to have two of his former players at Johns Hopkins.

San Jose Mercury News
February 1, 2011
Reeves: Rival schools take it to the mat
Johns Hopkins angle: Menlo School water polo team member Jacob Dorn has committed to attend Johns Hopkins University next year.

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Washington Post
February 2, 2011
Egypt protests cause panic among U.S. students in Cairo
Fifteen Georgetown students were preparing to start classes at the American University in Cairo when pro-democracy demonstrations erupted last week.

Inside Higher Ed
February 2, 2011
Washington Wrap-up
Leading Democrat blasts for-profit colleges; U.S. affirms $5,500 maximum Pell Grant; no earmarks in 2011 and 2012.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 1, 2011
Some University Researchers Hold Out Hope of Being Spared Federal Budget Cuts
The energy-innovation hubs that President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union address and other research could survive the move toward austerity.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
February 2, 2011
When snow hit, one American U class moved to Facebook
Today's guest blogger is R.S. Zaharna, an associate professor of communication at American University who experimented with hosting class on Facebook during a snowstorm last week.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 30, 2011
Absent Students Want to Attend Traditional Classes via Webcam
Students are accustomed to using popular services like Skype to make video phone calls to friends and family. Recognizing the trend, Skype unveiled a service for educators to trade tips and tricks, called "Skype in the classroom."

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 2, 2011
Report: Americans Overemphasize College as Key to Upward Mobility
A report released today by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education says the United States’ increasing emphasis on a single pathway to success is at least partly to blame for the country falling behind other nations.

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