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Washington Post
February 18, 2011
In an era of tightening budgets, can America remain a superpower on the cheap?
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed written by SAIS professor Michael Mandelbaum.


Wall Street Journal

February 18, 2011
Trade Judges See Flaw in China Policies
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Daniel Hamilton of SAIS.

BBC News (U.K.)
February 17, 2011
Thought-controlled devices a step closer
Johns Hopkins angle: This video feature includes scenes of the high-tech prosthetic arm being developed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and the video presents comments from Michael McLoughlin, the arm project’s program manager at APL.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 18, 2011
Pitt gives thought to helping paralyzed people
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a prosthetic arm developed at APL.

CNET News
February 17, 2011
Study to test human ability to control robotics with the mind
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which includes video, focuses on a DARPA project that involves APL.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
Top of the List: Graduate schools of business
Johns Hopkins angle: The Carey Business School is listed as the third largest business school in the Baltimore area.

Lincoln Journal-Star (Bloomberg)
February 18, 2011
Columnist: Revolution germ will spread in Arab world
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News opinion piece was written by Joshua Muravchik of SAIS.

Mail Online (UK)
February 18, 2011
It wasn't a stroke it was a 'complex migraine' says KCBS reporter's doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is John Krakauer of the School of Medicine.

Marketwatch
February 18, 2011
Trade Judges See Flaw in China Policies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Hamilton of SAIS.

WebMD
February 17, 2011
Can Pomegranate Pills Fight Prostate Cancer?
Johns Hopkins angle: This WebMD story reports on a study led by Michael Carducci, MD, professor of oncology and urology at the School of Medicine, which indicates that taking a pomegranate pill a day may help slow the progression of prostate cancer.

WashingtonPost.com
February 17, 2011
An Amish Madoff?
Johns Hopkins angle: The blog post's writer is author of the "Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites and Mennonites" from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Salt Lake Tribune
February 17, 2011
One hospital’s solution to safer patient transfers
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this story as one of several hospitals charged by the Joint Commission in 2005 with improving hospital communications.

Yahoo! News
February 17, 2011
Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' at Center of Archaeology Uproar
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this LiveScience.com story is Jay VanRensselaer, a Johns Hopkins University photographer who has served as a dig photographer for Egyptologist Betsy Bryan since 1996.

Voice of Russia
February 18, 2011
Russia outraged at US giving floor to a suspected militant
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Russian officials were “outraged” to learn that Ilyas Akhmadov was invited to be a guest speaker for a panel discussion at SAIS.

New Kerala (UNI)
February 18, 2011
Russia expresses anger over US varsity welcoming Chechen militant
Johns Hopkins angle: This UNI story reports that Russian officials said today that they were indignant over SAIS’s decision “to give the floor to former Chechen militant Ilias Akhmadov who was an aide-de-camp of killed terrorist warlord Shamil Basayev.”

IBN Live News
February 18, 2011
Russia indignant at US university welcoming wanted militant
Johns Hopkins angle: Itar-Tass reports that Russian officials are “indignant” over the fact that Ilias Akhmadov has been invited to be part of a panel discussion at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2011
Early heart surgery leads to an accomplished life
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter is from a woman whose son underwent successful heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at one week old. The son eventually went on to participate in a Johns Hopkins program for gifted children and ultimately earned a doctorate in particle physics. The writer expresses her thanks to the Johns Hopkins physicians and staff who made this possible.

Savannah Morning News (AP)
February 18, 2011
Kennesaw State to host military conference
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press reports that experts from Johns Hopkins will be part of a military conference. The symposium will focus on how to build lasting peace in countries after conflicts end.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
UMB plots major push to create 100 startup companies
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser for technology enterprise development.

Arizona Daily Star
February 17, 2011
Duchovny shooting film in Tucson
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story is about a film titled “Goats,” which is based on the 2001 book by former Tucsonan Mark Jude Poirier, who attended Green Fields Country Day School, then went on to graduate from Georgetown, Stanford and the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
Power 20: Mark Furst
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of the CEO of United Way of Central Maryland quotes Patricia Brown, a member of the United Way’s board of directors and president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

The Independent (UK)
February 18, 2011
Healthy nibbles for happy hour
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions Johns Hopkins research that reveals that red wine has health benefits.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
Nursing shortage remedy in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Nursing reports record enrollment in the traditional nursing baccalaureate program, at 154 students. Johns Hopkins Health System is supporting the Nurse Support II grant program.

Seattle Times
February 18, 2011
Defense contractors gave heavily to tennis charity of Dicks
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentioned that the Kimmel Cancer Center has, in the past, been one beneficiary of a congressional tennis tournament created by Rep. Norm Dicks.

Nurse.com
February 17, 2011
Checklist Helps Hospitals Reduce Cases of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Johns Hopkins angle: Sean M. Berenholtz, MD, MHS, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine led a study that found that the implementation of a checklist for hospital staff reduced cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia by more than 70% at a group of Michigan hospitals. The checklist was designed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
Towson U. taps head of green initiatives
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Johns Hopkins has a sustainability office with seven staff members.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 18, 2011
Md. hospitals turn to feds for help with online records systems
Johns Hopkins angle: Most major hospital systems and other facilities in the region, including Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System, plan to apply for federal incentives to create electronic medical record systems.

Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2011
Consultants want piece of Race to the Top funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that education data may be collected in Maryland “…so one day, the state will be able to examine, for instance, whether students whose teachers got degrees from Towson University have better success than those with degrees from the Johns Hopkins University.”

IndieWIRE
February 18, 2011
FUTURES | “Putty Hill” Director Matthew Porterfield
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Porterfield teaches screen writing at JHU.

Pattaya Daily News (Thailand)
February 18, 2011
Korean Opera Singer Visits Pattaya
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert review mentions that visiting Thai pianist Khun Jamorn Supapol is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Frederick News-Post
February 17, 2011
Trinity test scores qualify students for program for talented learners
Johns Hopkins angle: A total of 29 students at Trinity School of Frederick have qualified to participate in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talent Youth's talent search.

Chambersburg Public Opinion
February 18, 2011
Network technology students go to finals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the regional finals of the sixth CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition will be held at APL March 10 through 12.

Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2011
Penn State will 'be a power' under Tambroni
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about Penn State’s new men’s lacrosse coach, Jeff Tambroni, notes that Tambroni “has learned from some of the best in the business,” including Johns Hopkins' Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2011
The week ahead in men's college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: The preview of upcoming lacrosse games includes comments about the Blue Jays’ men’s team home opener Saturday against Towson.

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Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2011
Watson in the examining room?
Are you ready for Watson to join you and your doctor in the examining room? That could be the outcome of collaboration under way between Watson's creators at IBM and experts at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine.

Inside Higher Ed
February 18, 2011
Yanked from the Margins
A new panel is charged by bipartisan quartet of Congressmen to find 10 ways to strengthen the humanities and social sciences.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 17, 2011
Fight Over Faculty Collective Bargaining Gathers Steam in Wisconsin
Madison has emerged as a key battleground in a movement to dismantle faculty and other public unions.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
February 18, 2011
Lower Maryland College Tuition Sought for Undocumented Immigrant Children
To be eligible, students must attend two years of high school in Maryland, and their parents pay one year of income taxes before the student graduates from a Maryland high school.

WashingtonPost.com (AP)
February 17, 2011
Man arrested for poisoning Auburn's historic oaks
A 62-year-old man is accused of pouring herbicide around the 130-year-old live oak trees that are the scene of celebrations after Auburn's sports victories.

Washington Post
February 18, 2011
Cafeteria trays vanishing from colleges in effort to save food
This story notes that Johns Hopkins no longer uses trays in its dining halls.



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