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Newsweek Online
February 6, 2011
Demise of the Dictators
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
February 6, 2011
Keeping company executives healthy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about daylong heath exams for business executive includes information from Bimal Ashar, a School of Medicine associate professor who heads this program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
February 7, 2011
Capital Buzz: A hockey treat for the Young Presidents
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions George Washington University President and former Johns Hopkins University Provost Steven Knapp.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
February 5, 2011
Jumping genes may tell why people have varied looks, disease risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that a Johns Hopkins study has identified 'jumping genes' in humans that may one day explain why people have such varied physical traits and disease risks. Quoted is Haig Kazazian, professor of human genetics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
February 7, 2011
'Begone' A transcript of the weekend's program on FOX News Channel
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajamai, director of the Middle East Studies Program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, was the guest on this program about the uprising in Egypt.

NPR
February 7, 2011
Professors Differ On Ethics Of Using WikiLeaks Cables
Johns Hopkins angle: This segment refers to the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University is one of the nation's premier policy schools.SAIS professor Piero Gleijeses is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2011
'Toward Equality' pamphlets took the pulse of the state's race relations
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that by 1958 there were integrated classes at The Johns Hopkins University. It also mentions that civil rights activist Sidney Hollander “thought nothing of challenging Peabody Conservatory's segregationist policies by taking black friends to concerts.”

Fars News Agency (Turkey)
February 7, 2011
Study: Genome Contains Many Mobile Elements
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins scientists, including Haig Kazazian, professor of human genetics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine, conducted an ambitious hunt for actively "jumping genes" and found compelling new evidence that the genome, anything but static, contains numerous pesky mobile elements that may help to explain why people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks.

Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2011
Ban gifts to physicians
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Sun editorial states that in 2009, Johns Hopkins tightened its rules for "interaction with industry," barring gifts and banning drug and device representatives from patient care areas. It adds that John Hopkins limited the paid consulting activities of physicians in its medical school, hospital and clinics.

New York Times
February 5, 2011
Returning the Blessings of an Immortal Life
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Henrietta Lacks’ cells were collected, has established a lecture series in her name; a $10,000-a-year scholarship for students from an East Baltimore high school; and a $15,000 annual award for community health groups.

New York Times
February 4, 2011, 2:15 pm
An Author Escapes From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand says her case of chronic fatigue syndrome was first diagnosed by a Johns Hopkins physician when the author was 20.

MedIndia.com
February 5, 2011
Researchers Capture 'Jumping Genes'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a Johns Hopkins study has identified “jumping genes” in humans that may one day explain why people have such varied physical traits and disease risks. Quoted is Haig Kazazian, professor of human genetics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Zee News (PTI)
February 5, 2011
Jumping genes 'caught'
Johns Hopkins angle: Haig Kazazian, professor of human genetics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this PTI story that reports that a team of scientists at JHU has identified ‘jumping genes” in humans, which may explain why people have such varied physical traits and risk of disease.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
February 4, 2011
Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay News piece is Lawrence J. Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NPR
February 7, 2011
Professors Differ On Ethics Of Using WikiLeaks Cables
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS professor Piero Gleijeses was interviewed in this NPR “Morning Edition” piece.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 6, 2011
A Professor's Long Road Back
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted here is Jon Weingart, a professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University.

Reuters
February 4, 2011
Road traffic tied to poverty-stricken kids' asthma
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters article reports on a study, led by William Checkley of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that teens living in close proximity to busy roads in a Peru shantytown were more likely to have asthma and allergies than were those adolescents living farther away from traffic.

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
February 6, 2011
Study ties road traffic to asthma and allergies incidence
Johns Hopkins angle: A study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that teenagers living close to a busy road are more likely to have allergies and asthma than those living farther from traffic, a study of one shantytown in Peru suggests. Lead author William Checkley is quoted.

The China Post
February 7, 2011
Two Koreas to meet in bid to ease high tensions
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Baltimore Afro-American
February 5, 2011
More Young People Identifying with Multiracial Roots
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that at schools such as Johns Hopkins University, multi-racial student organizations are starting to pop up, giving students, who previously felt confused about their identity, a place where they belong.

Louisville Courier-Journal (Ky.)
February 4, 2011
$9 million U.S. grant to support cardiovascular network headed by U of L
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is a among universities comprising a network of prestigious universities collaborating to find a drug to protect the heart during a heart attack.

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2011
Evolution remains largely untaught in American schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Haig Kazazian, professor of human genetics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Grand Rapids Press
February 7, 2011
Michigan hospitals reduce death rates in intensive care units
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a patient's chance of dying in a hospital intensive care unit in Michigan dropped 24 percent, thanks to a statewide initiative to improve quality of care, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. The study was led by Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Quoted is Peter J. Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2011
Ruth R. Marder, philanthropist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, the Ruth Carol Fund, established by Ruth Marder, has provided grants to recipients that included the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2011
William C. McClean, teacher, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that McClean was a member of the Johns Hopkins University Class of 1935 and that he played varsity baseball and football for four years.

Durango Herald (Colorado)
February 6, 2011
Battle with leukemia unites family, community
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about SueB Earl’s battle with cancer mentions her treatment at Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Fort Myers News Press
February 5, 2011
Patients, incentives help Bonita Springs eye doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Saurabh Patel earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at JHU, according to this story.

Wilkes Barre-Times Leader
February 6, 2011
St. Nicholas/St. Mary announces qualifying Johns Hopkins Scholars
Johns Hopkins angle: Sister Mary Catherine Slattery, principal, St. Nicholas-St. Mary School, recently announced that 55 students from fourth through eighth grades qualified as Johns Hopkins Scholars.

Charleston Post & Courier (SC)
February 7, 2011
Executive Items
Johns Hopkins angle: In the “health care” column, it is reported that Dr. Laura Amodei has joined Imaging Specialists as a breast radiologist. She completed her medical training at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2011
American Opera Theater's double bill of 'Gonzales Cantata,' 'Dido and Aeneas'
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post mentions that the American Opera Theater collaborated with the Peabody Conservatory on this production.

Baltimore Sun
February 6, 2011
Red's Round Table runs the table in Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport roundup reports that the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team, led by Chantel Mattiola with 18 points, won 62-50 over visiting Swarthmore, clinching a conference playoff berth. Other items mention that JHU’s men’s basketball team lost to Swarthmore and that JHU freshman Anthony Lordi was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Male Swimmer of the Week.

Lacrosse Magazine Online
February 6, 2011
Hopkins-Penn State Scrimmage Report
Johns Hopkins angle: The Blue Jays defeated Penn State 7-4 during a scrimmage held in State College.

Tampa Bay Online
February 6, 2011
County prep tennis preview
Johns Hopkins angle: Under the “Players to watch” heading, it is reported that Ben Hwang, a senior at Wharton, is Johns Hopkins bound.

Delaware County Daily Times
February 5, 2011
Colleges: Record day for Stockbower
Johns Hopkins angle: In basketball, Swarthmore’s Kathryn Stockbower set the NCAA Division III record for career double-doubles in a 62-50 loss at JohnsHopkins Saturday.

Goshen News (Indiana)
February 6, 2011
Loretta Troyer (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Troyer did her advanced studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2011
Wilson, Hoiles, Meissner to attend Babe's Birthday Bash
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column states that Bill Bateman's Bistro in Towson will host a meet-and-greet session with the head men's lacrosse coaches from Towson, Johns Hopkins, Loyola and UMBC on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

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Chronicle of Philanthropy
February 7, 2011
America's Biggest Donors in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of major donors in 2010 includes former trustee Michael Bloomberg at No. 2, engineering alumnus and donor John C. Malone at No. 35, and cancer research building donor David Koch at No. 45.

New York Times
February 7, 2011
Elite Institutions Are Tested on Diversity
Criticisms leveled against universities like Cambridge and Oxford in Britain are as much about the failure to recruit a diverse student body as they are about the relative dearth of nonwhite students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 7, 2011
Limited Resources Leave Many Financial-Aid Offices Straining to Provide Services
A new report shows that many financial-aid offices are experiencing long-term resource shortages, which are limiting their ability to counsel students and comply with regulations.

Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2011
Arab World Built Colleges, but Not Jobs
Unemployment, broad among region's angry youth, is high among educated.

Wall Street Journal
February 4, 2011
Student-Loan Default Rates Worsen
The default rate for federal student loans rose to 13.8 percent from 11.8 percent for students beginning repayment in fiscal 2008 compared with those starting a year earlier, according to new data released Friday by the Department of Education.

Inside Higher Ed
February 7, 2011
Tragedy at a Party
Shooting kills Youngstown State student and wounds 11, including 6 other students. The incident could point to dangers associated with Greek events at off-campus houses.

Johns Hopkins University