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The Huffington Post
February 9, 2011
Al Jazeera and the Promise of the Arab Revolution
Johns Hopkins angle: This column by Nabil Echchaibi quotes Fouad Ajami of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.


Politico.com

February 9, 2011
Inside the White House Egypt meeting
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Laura Rozen reports that Fouad Ajami, professor and director of the Middle East Studies Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, was among those Middle East scholars whom the White House invited to discuss the Egypt upheaval Tuesday.

MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts)
February 10, 2011
York: Egyptians' contradictory opinions
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes SAIS’s Fouad Ajami.

Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2011
Two new online studies try to clear the air around e-cigarettes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about electronic cigarettes details a study led by doctoral candidate John Ayers of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Newstrack India (ANI)
February 9, 2011
Motorcycle helmets 'cut risk of spine injuries after collisions'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that new research led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine suggests that motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury.

Chicago Now
February 10, 2011
Helmets save brains and spines, new study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that new research led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine suggests that motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
Helmets save brains and spines, new study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on research led by Adil H. Haider, an assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

EHS Today
February 9, 2011
Researchers Debunk Myth that Motorcycle Helmets Can Increase Injury Risk in Crashes
Johns Hopkins angle: Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, also appear to be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, according to new research led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine.

North Denver News
February 9, 2011
Motorcycle helmets also protect from spinal injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: More coverage of the School of Medicine study, led by Adil Haider, which concludes that motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, also appear to be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury.

Baltimore Sun
February 10, 2011
Flu shot is a family affair
Johns Hopkins angle: In this piece, columnist Susan Reimer quotes Sabra Klein, assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sacramento Bee
February 10, 2011
Dinosaur species named for twin scientists who found skull
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a new dinosaur species has been named for Johns Hopkins University post-doctoral student Marina Suarez of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and her twin sister, Celina, a student at Idaho State University. The sisters found the dinosaur bones in Utah in 2004.

Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2011
Sanofi, Genzyme Talks Still On
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Elias Zerhouni, a former medical professor at Johns Hopkins University who served as director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008.

New York Times
February 9, 2011
A Bond to Save Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Economix” blog post refers to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Peter Pronovost’s development of a simple list of five steps that intensive-care doctors should take before inserting an IV line, in order to prevent the introduction of bacteria.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
To improve outcomes for poor kids, let them move to the suburbs
Johns Hopkins angle: The commentary cites 1966 research by Johns Hopkins University sociologist James Coleman.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2011
CRPS: The mysterious — and debilitating — pain disorder
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of Wednesday’s live online chat with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Clinical Oncology
February 2011
Study Probes Link Between Pain and Survival in Liver Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Balch, professor of surgery, oncology and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, hosts a new, educational vodcast series, “Share Your Pain,” created to help patients with cancer-related breakthrough pain and their caregivers better understand the condition.

Fast Company
February 9, 2011
DARPA's Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Could Be On the Market In Four Years
Johns Hopkins angle: This article discusses the mind-controller robotic arm which has been in development at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory for the last five years. The report includes video of the device.

MSNBC.com
February 7, 2011

Magic mushrooms may ease anxiety of cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that JHU is among the institutions researching the effects of “magic mushrooms” on cancer patients’ anxiety levels.

ABC News – Good Morning America
February 10, 2011
Excerpt: Susan Engel's 'Red Flags or Red Herrings?: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story and book excerpt mention The Johns Hopkins University.

CNN.com Blogs
February 9, 2011
Vlahos: US-Egypt relationship likely to change
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Mike Vlahos, Professor of Strategy at the United States Naval War College, and formerly Director of Security Studies at SAIS.

Gazette.com (Md.)
February 10, 2011
Protests in Egypt concern African country's natives living in Frederick
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Sofi Ibrahim, a Frederick resident and a native Egyptian who left Egypt 30 years ago to complete a doctorate in molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
February 10, 2011
Names and Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Meera Patel, an eighth-grade student at Wyoming Seminary Middle School, received a high-honors certificate for ACT/SAT during the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth’s international mathematics and verbal talent search.

Manila Bulletin
February 10, 2011
VP Binay says US working visit 'positive' for Phl-US relations
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Philippine Vice President Jejomar C. Binay joined a round table discussion of the Center for Strategic and International Studies with think tanks including The Johns Hopkins University, the Heritage Foundation, and the National Democratic Institute.

Baltimore Sun
February 10, 2011
'Gonzales Cantata,' 'Dido' form unusual double bill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviewing a double-bill American Opera Theater presentation, mentions that it is a co-production with the Peabody Conservatory.

Howard County Times
February 10, 2011
Howard County School Notebook
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column states that Bonnie Branch Middle School has become a partner of The Links service organization, which will sponsor several activities at Bonnie Branch, including an a collaboration with the Peabody Institute to provide classical music and art programs.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
February 10, 2011
Conductor of Philharmonic of Southern N.J. retiring
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Philip Francis Travaline, conductor and music director of the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
February 10, 2011
MSO concert features French romantic music
Johns Hopkins angle: The article notes that Kimberly Valerio, principal flute musician in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, earned her bachelor of music in flute performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
February 10, 2011
Arbouretum, Weekends play CD release shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This performance preview notes that the rock band Weekends was formed in 2008 by Adam Lempel and Brendan Sullivan, former students at The Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art, respectively.

Charleston Gazette (W.Va.)
February 9, 2011
Geoff Varney: Facts on mixed martial arts
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to a four-year School of Medicine study concerning mixed martial arts.

Lacrosse Magazine
February 9, 2011
Hopkins Has Slid; Can Jays Recover?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to writer Gary Lambrecht, even the Blue Jays’ “impressive run of success in lacrosse can't hide how dicey things have gotten on the Homewood campus, where the school's signature sport is about to enter its 124th season.”

Baltimore Sun
February 10, 2011
Faceoff: Johns Hopkins preview
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog previews JHU men’s team’s upcoming season. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Carroll County Times
February 10, 2011
McDaniel men drop third straight game
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU defeated McDaniel College in men’s basketball 47-45 last night.

Carroll County Times
February 10, 2011
Hopkins women blow out Green Terror
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU women’s basketball team defeated McDaniel College’s team 66-44 last night.

Baltimore Sun
February 10, 2011
UMBC women set school marks in throttling Vermont, 43-32
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s basketball item in this column reports that Lyndsay Burton had 22 points and 12 rebounds to power host Johns Hopkins to a 66-44 win over McDaniel. A men’s basketball item states that John Alberici scored four straight points and freshman Daniel Corbett hit two free throws as visiting Johns Hopkins rallied to win, 47-45, over McDaniel.

The Washington Post
February 9, 2011
William E. Bradford, USAID program officer and volunteer reader, dies at 96
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that William E. Bradford, who had a long second career as a volunteer reader for people with blindness and dyslexia, studied economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture graduate school and JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.


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Washington Post
February 10, 2011
'Tolkien Professor' brings Middle-earth to iTunes
In spring 2007, a Washington College professor took his scholarship public, with a podcast called "How to Read Tolkien and Why" and a Web site called The Tolkien Professor. A million downloads later, Corey Olsen is one of the most popular medievalists in America.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 10, 2011
Despite AP Access Limited Among Minorities, Exam-Taking on the Rise
The number of high school seniors taking Advanced Placement exams is steadily rising, but a significant gap persists with lack of exam-taking among African-American students, according to a report.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 10, 2011
Colleges' Student Health Plans Would Offer More Protections Under Proposed Rules
The new federal regulations would forbid plans from denying students' coverage for pre-existing conditions and make benefits more consistent in other ways as well.

Inside Higher Ed
February 10, 2011
Could Be Worse
As House leaders propose cuts in 2011 spending, programs important to colleges and students would fare comparatively well (so far).

Towson Times
February 9, 2011
Former county executive Smith studying possible bid for Towson University presidency
Former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith says he is considering applying for the position of president of Towson University once the job opens with the departure of current TU President Robert Caret.


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