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February 9, 2011
Shots: Researchers Link Marijuana And Earlier Onset Of Psychosis
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this blog is Dr. William Eaton, chairman of the mental health department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
February 8, 2011
Minority contractors have earned $64M at EBDI
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the East Baltimore Development Inc.'s redevelopment project mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the new Johns Hopkins graduate residential tower.

Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2011
FDA expedites review of robotic arm
Johns Hopkins angle: APL’s Mike McLoughlin is quoted in this story about the development of a prosthetic arm that is controlled by a computer chip in the brain.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
5th grader impresses in Balto. Co. dance class, wins Peabody scholarship
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on 11-year-old Dakotah Price, who has won a scholarship to study ballet at JHU’s Peabody Institute. Quoted in the story are Richard Selden, Peabody's communications director, and Carol Bartlett, artistic director of Peabody Dance.

The Independent (UK)
February 9, 2011
iPhone apps for quitting smoking get the thumbs down
Johns Hopkins angle: Commenting in this story is Frances Stillman, an associate professor of health, behavior and society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. (ANI)
February 9, 2011
Want to kick the butt? There’s no iPhone app for that
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story includes comments made by Frances Stillman, an associate professor of health, behavior and society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Magazine
February 2011
Potter’s Play: Johns Hopkins students form a quidditch sports team
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story reports that this past spring, JHU students formed a group to play quidditch, the beloved sport from Harry Potter. Shelby Stewart, a KSAS student, is quoted.

New York Times
February 8, 2011
George Clooney Answers Your Questions About Malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: In a column in which actor Clooney and writer Nicholas Kristof field readers’ questions about malaria, Kristof refers to malaria research information provided to him by Peter Agre of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Moscow Times
February 9, 2011
Bringing Belarus Out of Its Darkness
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Mitchell A. Orenstein, a professor at SAIS.

New York Post
February 9, 2011
Hizzoner is giving large
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable donations mentions that recipients include Johns Hopkins University, the Metropolitan Opera, Jewish Association for Services to the Aged, El Museo del Bario, and West Harlem Group Assistance.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
CRPS: The mysterious — and debilitating — pain disorder
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews a live online chat, slated for noon today, with Paul Christo director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Marysville Appeal-Democrat (CA)
February 9, 2011
Byron York: Democracy, religion clash in Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes SAIS’s Fouad Ajami.

Portage Daily Register (WI)
February 9, 2011
BUENO COLUMN: One man’s pride is Egypt’s pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions comments that SAIS’s Fouad Ajami made in the Wall Street Journal.
February 8, 2011
Democracy Becoming ‘Kosher’ for Muslims
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Joshua Muravchik, a scholar focusing on democracy promotion at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
February 8, 2011
The (occasional) virtues of nickel-and-diming
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study regarding the projected impact of a proposed "dime a drink" alcoholic beverage tax increase in Maryland.

Baltimore City Paper
February 9, 2011
Keeping it Down
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a new city “neighborhood nuisance” ordinance mentions Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins students.

Chester County Daily News (PA)
February 9, 2011
Sprouted food, not just alfalfa anymore
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about the value of sprouted foods mentions that Paul Talalay at the School of Medicine in the '90s found that broccoli sprouts contain a cancer-fighting chemical called sulforaphane at concentrations much higher than mature broccoli heads.

Gettysburg Times
February 8, 2011
Henderson hopes to bring experience to Gettysburg schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Jim Henderson earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

February 8, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that the Academic Medical Centre in Malaysia has a tie-up with world renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Ghana Business News
February 9, 2011
Stakeholders meet on USAID’s BCS project for MDGs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ghana News Agency piece reports that The Behaviour Change Support Project, a four-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported project, is managed by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) with CARE and PLAN International in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Frederick News-Post
February 9, 2011
Foundation spearheads grant study that plans to focus on pressing needs
Johns Hopkins angle: The News-Post reports that social scientists from Johns Hopkins University are helping with qualitative aspects of a Community Foundation study that hopes to identify the gaps and overlaps in service in Frederick County.

College Magazine
Some Clubs Don’t Hibernate
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Ben Parker, president of the Johns Hopkins Outdoor Club, on the club’s winter caving and hiking trips.

Montgomery County Gazette
February 9, 2011
Agencies seek 1.5M square feet of space in Montgomery County
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that in Shady Grove, construction has begun on a two-building complex for the National Cancer Institute on Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus as part of the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center.

The Observer (Dunkirk, N.Y.)
February 9, 2011
Registration now open for new Musical Journeys Program
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Pathways to Music faculty member Sonja Inglefield, who holds a master's degree in Early Childhood Music Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 8, 2011
Hopkins Applied Physics Lab looking for summer interns
Johns Hopkins angle: APL is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its summer internship program, according to this piece.

February 9, 2011
Students Honored At Art Show
Johns Hopkins angle: Winners of the fifth annual Montgomery County High School Student Art Contest sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County were announced at a reception and show Thursday. Robin Ferrier, a spokeswoman for Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County, was quoted.

Serious Injury Law (UK)
February 9, 2011
Motorbike helmets 'reduce spinal injury'
Johns Hopkins angle: Motorcycle helmets have been found to reduce cervical spinal injury, according to a study led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post is a Q&A interview with ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon.

Aiken Standard (SC)
February 8, 2011
Author, doctor Clark Gillespie passes away at the age of 88
Johns Hopkins angle: Gillespie completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


NPR – Morning Edition
February 9, 2011
Can Social Networking Keep Students In School?
Some schools are trying to keep students coming back with a new twist on a familiar tool: Social networking. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has also been looking for new approaches to keep students coming back. Coppin State University in Baltimore is featured.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 9, 2011
Policy Forum: U.S. Higher Education Urged to Embrace ‘Disruptive Innovation’
Higher education leaders were encouraged Tuesday to embrace a concept known as “disruptive innovation” in order to spur productivity and increase quality in the face of tight financial resources.

New York Times
February 9, 2011
After a False Dawn, Anxiety for Illegal Immigrant Students
Thousands of immigrant students declared their illegal status during a nationwide campaign for a bill in Congress that would have put them on a path to legal residence. When the Dream Act failed in the Senate, an estimated 1.2 million students nationwide who might have benefited were left in a legal twilight.

NPR – Morning Edition
February 9, 2011
A Lack Of Rigor Leaves Students 'Adrift' In College
A new study shows significant room for improvement at America's colleges and universities. Two researchers followed students for years and they found high percentages of college students who do not get any better at writing or critical thinking.

Inside Higher Ed
February 9, 2011
Left in the Hall
A new survey reveals nearly a third of community college students were unable to enroll in the course of their choice last semester.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
Retired UMBC professor sues university, state for more than $30 million
The professor says he was forced to retire under false pretenses when sexual assault charges, later dropped, were filed against him.

Johns Hopkins University