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NPR – Talk of the Nation
February 9, 2011
More Blended Families Reject The 'Step' Title
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy in the Krieger School, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
February 12, 2011
Egypt's 'Heroes With No Names'
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

New York Times
February 13, 2011
Risk and Reward in Utero
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Jeremy Sugarman, the university’s Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, and Steven Goodman, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist. Both are core faculty members at university’s Berman Institute of Bioethics.

New York Times
February 13, 2011
How the War of Words Was Won in Cairo
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Niloofar Haeri, a Krieger School anthropology professor who has studied Egypt’s language and politics.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2011
Knowing when to pop the question
Johns Hopkins angle: This valentine’s story about how local couples became engaged relates the details of how two School of Medicine professors – kidney transplant surgeon Robert A. Montgomery and pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson – met their wives.

MedIndia.com
February 14, 2011
In Youngsters, Free Web-Based Ordering of Home Test Kits for STIs Proves Effective
Johns Hopkins angle: Charlotte Gaydos of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story, which reports that screening teens and young adults for sexually transmitted infections may best be achieved by making free, confidential home-kit testing available over the Internet, according to a JHU study.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
February 13, 2011
Free web-based ordering of home test kits for STIs proves effective with youth
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Charlotte Gaydos of the School of Medicine, have found that screening teens and young adults for sexually transmitted infections may best be achieved by making free, confidential home-kit testing available over the Internet.

DigTriad.com (NC)
February 13, 2011
STD Testing Kits Helping Youth Learn Status
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a website that offers teens kits that allow them to test themselves at home for STDs is getting 100,000 hits a month.

Maryland Daily Record
February 10, 2011
C. Fraser Smith: Sunshine and leadership needed for EBDI project
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital and refers to a quote by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels that was part of a series of Daily Record stories examining the New East Baltimore project.

Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2011
Matters Of the Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review was written by Dr. Paul McHugh, a University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2011
The overlooked side of environmental education: health
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Michael A. Trush, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Community Outreach and Education Core at the Johns Hopkins Center in Urban Environmental Health.

New York Times
February 11, 2011
Getting Dad to Talk About It
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about aging includes Debra Roter, a professor of in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
February 13, 2011
Analysis: People's Revolutions Don't Guarantee Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Daniel Serwer, a former U.S. State Department official who is now a lecturer at SAIS.

New York Times
February 13, 2011
Osama Bin Laden: The Specter
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review is written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

New York Times
February 13, 2011
Indie Filmmaker’s Seat-of-the-Pants Solutions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns “Putty Hill,” a film directed by Matt Porterfield, a lecturer in the Krieger School’s Department of Film and Media Studies. Porterfield is quoted.

Boston Globe
February 13, 2011
Patient alarms often unheard, unheeded
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that on a 15-bed unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, staff documented an average of 942 alarms per day — about 1 critical alarm every 90 seconds.

MedIndia.com
February 13, 2011
Research on How the Brain Compresses Visual Info
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Ed Connor of the Mind/Brain Institute sheds light on how the brain compresses visual information so that it takes up less “space” in the brain’s “hard drive.”

DrEducation Blog (India)
February 13, 2011
Guru Mantra: Yash Gupta, Dean, Carey Business School
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

MIT Technology Review
February 14, 2011
How Your Username May Betray You
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is computer security specialist Aviel Rubin of the Whiting School.

CNN.com
February 12, 2011
Will Iran change heavy-handed tactics against pro-reform protests?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
February 13, 2011
From 'blue babies' to healthy adults
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions the “blue baby” treatment developed at Johns Hopkins by pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig, surgeon Alfred Blalock and surgical technician Vivien Thomas. Quoted are Richard E. Ringel, a School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics, and Luca A. Vricella, an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics.

MSNBC.com (AP)
February 13, 2011
Report: Combat soldiers carrying too much weight
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions a study led by a Johns Hopkins University researcher that found that nearly one-third of all medical evacuations from Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004 through 2007 resulted from musculoskeletal, connective-tissue or spinal injuries.

The Washington Post
February 12, 2011
The reasons for good manners
Johns Hopkins angle: This KidsPost article quotes Pier Forni, a professor at Johns Hopkins.

PennLive.com
February 12, 2011
'
Choose Civility' mural at Hershey High School proves to be a draw for community teamwork
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni spoke at the school previously.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 11, 2011
Baltimore conference celebrates famous cell line
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baltimore African American woman whose cancer cells have became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Albany Times-Union
February 14, 2011
Ballston Lake family keeps on running as man they love devastated by disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Courtney Kelleigh, 20, of Ballston Lake, is a junior Johns Hopkins University studying neuroscience. On Jan. 9 she completed her first marathon in Disney World in honor of her father Hugh, who has multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

MedIndia.com
February 14, 2011
Hopkins Nurses Promote Healthy Eating Habits
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins nursing students are promoting healthy diet and lifestyles in Baltimore’s vulnerable communities. These students are cooking up some fun with local residents with support from Johns Hopkins University Alumni.

Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2011
Support for fast-tracked bio-cremation bill dissolves under scientific scrutiny, but a revival is brewing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Amber Hartman graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a doctorate in biology.

Baltimore Sun
February 14, 2011
Study: Energy drinks could pose serious health risks to children
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item refers to a Johns Hopkins study in which the author said energy drinks with high levels of caffeine should come with labels warning of the possible health risks.

Baltimore Sun
February 14, 2011
New company works to bring grand opera back to Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in November, the Peabody Institute will collaborate with the new Lyric Opera Baltimore to present a fully staged production of Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress." Peabody director Jeffrey Sharkey is quoted.

Cincinnati.com
February 11, 2011
Can CCM stay a jewel?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music mentions that the university's new provost, Santa Ono, played cello and piano as a child in the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory.

Washington Post
February 14, 2011
Music review: American Opera Theater's resigned 'Gonzales Cantata'
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reviews ‘The Gonzales Cantata,’ which American Opera Theater staged at the Baltimore Theatre Project, in a collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2011
Baltimore native helped solve 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Calvin Hooker Goddard, known as the "Father of Ballistics," notes that Goddard graduated cum laude from the Johns Hopkins University in 1911 and earned his medical degree, also from Johns Hopkins, in 1915.

AllAfrica.com
February 14, 2011
Zimbabwe: Political Violence Escalates
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions applied economist Steve Hanke of the Whiting School.

St. Paul Pioneer-Press
February 13, 2011
Land of 10,000 broken hearts? No, just a cluster of research into rare condition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mention Ilan Wittstein, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who in 2005 published a paper that coined the term “broken heart syndrome.”

AllAfrica.com
February 14, 2011
Vaccine Targets World's Biggest Child-Killer
Johns Hopkins angle: A "report card" issued in 2010 by the US-based International Vaccine Access Centre at Johns Hopkins University found that efforts to treat and prevent pneumonia were falling short in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of the world's annual deaths from the disease.

Philadelphia Daily News
February 13, 2011
Two 'Jeopardy!' aces to square off against computer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Jeopardy! Contestant Brad Rutter, 33, attended JHU.

The Washington Post
February 13, 2011
For D.C.'s few tea party residents, home can at times feel like enemy territory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Tea Party members living in Washington, D.C., quotes a man named Brian who said he was completing his master's degree in computer science and bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins. The story said Brian did not want to disclose his last name.

Global Economic Intersection
February 13, 2011
Trade liberalization and lagging regions in South Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: An article co-written by Pravin Krishna of SAIS.

Pottstown Mercury
February 14, 2011
Slave songs at heart of OJR assembly
Johns Hopkins angle: Owen J. Roberts elementary schools instructor Cliff Hall earned a degree at Peabody, according to this story.

Pottstown Mercury
February 13, 2011
Local Roundup: Hill girls send Peddie home from MAPL playoffs
Johns Hopkins angle: In women’s basketball, Johns Hopkins beat Ursinus 72-48.

Baltimore Sun
February 13, 2011
Favorite Potosina pulls away to win $75K Media Stakes at Laurel Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that JHU’s men’s basketball team lost 71-55 to Ursinus, but Alex Vassila of JHU’s women’s basketball team scored 13 points to help her team win 72-48, over Ursinus, clinching the regular-season conference title.

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Inside Higher Ed
February 14, 2011
Spending Showdown
House Republicans would slash deeply into programs for colleges and students, while President Obama would cut surgically from higher ed.

New York Times
February 12, 2011
Recruiting in China Pays Off for U.S. Colleges
Dozens of colleges and universities are seeing a surge in applications from students in a nation where the economy is booming.

Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2011
Now College is the Break – Opinion
"Our universities seem designed to accommodate, if not encourage, laziness. Could it be that colleges are neglecting the most important thing one can learn in school—not the body of some arcane academic specialty, nor even a more general cognitive dexterity, but rather the ability to work hard at a sustained mental task?"

NPR – Weekend Edition Sunday
February 13, 2011
Deaf Team's Standout Season Draws Cheers
Gallaudet University's basketball team competes against mainstream — hearing — teams, and this year, it's making a surprise run up the national rankings.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 14, 2011
New Federal Data Show Rising Student Loan Default Rates
The federal government’s new system to calculate student loan default rates – while highlighting the problems of many for-profit colleges – also may pose risks for some minority-serving institutions that are seeing their rates increase as well.

Baltimore Sun
February 11, 2011
Loyola professor faces questions about ties to pro-secession group
A Loyola University Maryland economics professor is denying ties to a group that endorses a second Southern secession after he came under fire from a Missouri congressman because of the alleged association.

Johns Hopkins University