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Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2011
O'Malley's venture fund draws tough questions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the heads of The John Hopkins University and the University System of Maryland urged lawmakers to pass a state venture capital bill. JHU President Ronald J. Daniels is quoted in the story.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 16, 2011
O'Malley, state leaders urge for passing of Invest Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels.

The Washington Post
February 17, 2011
Single motherhood still rejected by most Americans, poll finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist, is quoted in this article.

Marketplace
February 16, 2011
U.S. rallying Europe and others to aid Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: Applied economist Steve Hanke of the Whiting School is quoted.

NPR “Morning Edition”
February 17, 2011
Gene Mutation Key To Ecuador Group's Health
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Salvatori, an endocrinologist at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story about a “group of people in Ecuador with a rare gene mutation that could reveal ways to extend the human life span.”

CNN.com
February 17, 2011
Severely short Ecuadorians resistant to diabetes, cancer, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Salvatori, associate professor in the Department of Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Scientific American
February 16, 2011
New wave of MRI-safe pacemakers set to ship to hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Henry Halperin of the School of Medicine.

Voice of America
February 16, 2011
Protests Break Out in Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes mentions opinions held by SAIS’s Fouad Ajami.

The Hindu
February 17, 2011
‘U.K. universities lack focus on modern India'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is India scholar Sunil Khilnani of SAIS. This story reports that Khilnani will run King’s College, London’s, new India Institute.

Baltimore Messenger
February 16, 2011
Hopkins plans lacrosse center overlooking Homewood Field
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University plans to break ground in June on a $10 million building for lacrosse teams, overlooking Homewood Field on West University Parkway. The Cordish Lacrosse Center, a 14,000-square foot facility named for developer and Hopkins graduate David Cordish, will be the first of its kind to house both the men's and women's lacrosse programs.

The Washington Post
February 17, 2011
New buses for Intercounty Connector
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dr. Gridlock column mentions the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

The Washington Post
February 17, 2011
O'Malley venture capital plan draws skepticism from legislators
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions medical research being conducted at Johns Hopkins University.

Ivanhoe Newswire
February 16, 2011
Bone Implants Linked to Fractures in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found that pediatric implants designed to help heal broken bones, may actually be damaging the very bones they were intended to treat. Quoted is Paul Sponseller, director of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Red Orbit
February 17, 2011
Widespread Patenting Could Stifle Stem Cell Field
Johns Hopkins angle: In an opinion piece published Feb. 10 in the journal Science, a team of scholars led by a Johns Hopkins bioethicist urges the scientific community to act collectively to stem the negative effects of the patenting and privatizing of stem cell lines, data and pioneering technologies. Debra Mathews of the Berman Institute for Bioethics is quoted.

Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2011
Zinc found to be effective in treating colds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story quotes Kay Dickersin, a professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dose (Canada)
February 17, 2011
Male circumcision cuts risk of cancer-causing virus: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins were part of a team that found that circumcision protects men from genital herpes and a virus that causes genital warts and cancer but it does not appear to guard against syphilis. Study results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MedPage Today
February 15, 2011
Hand Movements May Send ADHD Signals
Johns Hopkins angle: Measuring unintended hand movements in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may help reveal the severity of the disorder -- and ultimately may help shed light on its causes -- researchers predicted, according to a study led by Stewart H. Mostofsky of the School of Medicine.

PsychCentral
February 17, 2011
Hearing Lost Linked to Dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Frank Lin of the School of Medicine links hearing loss with increased odds of developing dementia.

AmedNews.com
February 17, 2011
Infection-control checklist reduces deaths by 10%
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine and Allison Lipitz-Snyderman of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tacoma News Tribune (Wash.)
February 17, 2011
Soldiers bear heavy burdens in combat – all too literally
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that research out of Johns Hopkins University indicates that nearly a third of the military’s medical evacuations from Iraq and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2007 were due to musculoskeletal, connective tissue or spinal injuries – more than twice the number of evacuations resulting from combat wounds.

Scranton Times-Tribune
February 16, 2011
Exploding some myths on health
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of health news features a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health which found that parents don’t have as much influence over their children’s eating habits as previously assumed.

Louisville Courier-Journal
February 16, 2011
Betty Winston Bayé | From a Jim Crow ward to a medical breakthrough
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about Henrietta Lacks, a patient treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s, and whose life – and contribution to medicine and health care – is chronicled in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot.

North County News (Maryland)
February 16, 2011
Eagle Scout's Honor: Path to highest rank means connection with others who have had hemispherectomy brain surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions neurosurgeon Ben Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Maryland Daily Record
February 16, 2011
Panel cool to EBDI garage plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article references the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 17, 2011
Preservation group against superblock plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a passing mention of Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2011
Brides-to-be waiting for inspiration to be unveiled at royal wedding
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Emily Ehehalt, a 27-year-old Federal Hill resident who works in community outreach for Johns Hopkins Hospital's Department of Neurosurgery.

CapitalBop.com (Washington, D.C.)
February 16, 2011
Interview | Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival performer Integriti Reeves rises up singing (AUDIO)
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with vocalist Integriti Reeves, who will perform Friday night at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, mentions that she is a 2010 alum of the Peabody Institute.

Daily Statesman (Dexter, Missouri)
February 16, 2011
SEMO?Symphony Orchestra to present 'Serenade for Strings'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about an upcoming concert by the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will feature special guest artist, Juliette Buchanan, who received a bachelor of music degree in harp performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate (Suburban Chicago)
February 17, 2011
Chicago pianist debuts with Ars Viva Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra concert mentions that soloist Lori Kaufman studied piano at Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleisher.

Maryland Gazette
February 17, 2011
Age of Enlightenment
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that organist Felix Hell is working toward a doctorate in musical arts at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2011
Boland hoping to end his Hopkins career on high note
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Chris Boland, a fifth-year senior attackman on JHU’s men’s lacrosse team. Quoted, along with Boland, are teammate Kyle Wharton, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-America goalkeeper Quint Kessenich, and coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2011
Division I men's college lacrosse preview
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview includes some observations about JHU’s men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Wharton might sit out opener vs. Towson
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that an injury may keep senior attackman Kyle Wharton of JHU’s men’s lacrosse team from playing in this weekend’s season opener game against Towson.


Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2011
Virginia to retire Love's jersey
Johns Hopkins angle: College basketball items in this sports roundup report that Stephanie Fong scored 17 points to power host Johns Hopkins’ women’s team to a 57-49 win over Franklin & Marshal, and that John Alberici had 14 points, but the visiting JHU’s men’s team lost, 72-60, to Franklin & Marshal.

Gettysburg Times (Pa.)
February 17, 2011
Dickinson scores final seven points to thwart GC
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins will host the Centennial Conference in women’s basketball on February 26 and 27.

Lancaster Online
February 16, 2011
F&M men defeat Hopkins in 'flat' performance
Johns Hopkins angle: Franklin & Marshall beat Johns Hopkins 72-60 Wednesday night.

Lancaster Online
February 16, 2011
Hopkins holds off Diplomat women
Johns Hopkins angle: The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team fell to JHU 63-57 on Wednesday night.

Baltimore Afro-American
February 16, 2011
Veteran City Educator, Former Sen. Louise G. Murphy Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Murphy completed an advanced certificate in education from The Johns Hopkins University.

Frederick News-Post
February 17, 2011
Carol A. Daly (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Daly worked for 27 years at the Applied Physics Lab.

Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2011
Harry Thomas Walker Jr., educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Walker earned a degree in English from Johns Hopkins in 1965.

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2011
Jerome Gavis, scientist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that prior to his 1990 retirement, Gavis was a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 17, 2011
Civil Right Groups Urge Congress to Protect ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule
Beth Glenn, NAACP national education director, said students of color represent half of the student population at for-profit colleges.

Inside Higher Ed
February 17, 2011
Price Check at Sewanee
U. of the South cuts tuition by 10%, seeking to reverse both rising discount rate and increased spending on merit aid. Could other private colleges follow?

Inside Higher Ed
February 17, 2011
How Class Dictates Delay
A forthcoming study aims to clarify that -- contrary to popular portrayals -- most students who delay college are less well-off and face obstacles stemming from academics, wealth and family matters.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
February 16, 2011
TB suspected at GWU
A suspected case of pulmonary tuberculosis has been identified at George Washington University, according to a health advisory sent out last night to the community.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 16, 2011
Legislative Proposals in 9 States Would Allow Guns on Campuses
Recent victories for gun-rights advocates have left colleges grappling with questions about their rights in restricting firearms.



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