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The Economist
February 24, 2011
Alchemists, ancient and modern
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features Krieger School science historian and chemist, Lawrence Principe, who specializes in the history of alchemy. Principe spoke at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science recently.

CBS News
February 24, 2011
Alchemy gaining respect, centuries after its heyday
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Principe, a Krieger School science historian and chemist, spoke at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about alchemy.

US News & World Report
February 24, 2011
Alchemy Renaissance: Why many historians no longer see alchemy as an occult practice
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School science historian and chemist, Lawrence Principe, talks about alchemy in this article from Inside Science News Service.

NPR
February 22, 2011
American's CIA Ties Imperil Pakistan Cooperation
Johns Hopkins angle: Ayesha Siddiqa, professorial lecturer of South Asia Studies at SAIS, is part of this discussion on All Things considered.

New York Times
February 25, 2011
Hardships Fail to Loosen Regime’s Grip in N. Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: This news analysis includes comments from Bradley O. Babson, chairman of the DPRK Economic Forum of the Korea Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Sydney Morning Herald
February 26, 2011
A region reborn after the dictators
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Harretz.com
February 25, 2011
Mideast unrest is a change the world should believe in, scholar says
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, an expert on the Middle East and a professor at SAIS, is quoted.

Reuters
February 24, 2011
Scientists make transgenic fungus to fight malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports that researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health said Thursday that they are using genetically modified fungi to infect mosquitoes that harbor malaria parasites and that this could be an effective way to control the spread of malaria.

Gazette
February 25, 2011
Nine hospitals below average in patient complications
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins Hospital was among 23 hospitals which fared better than the state average in patient complication rates.

Macau Daily Times
February 25, 2011
Can Egypt Become a True Democracy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
February 24, 2011
ABC2 and Mix 106.5 kick off radiothon for Hopkins Children's Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that ABC2 News has teamed up with 106.5 for the 22nd annual Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Radiothon. The event has raised more than 13 million dollars since 1989.

Maryland Daily Record
February 24, 2011
Editorial: Law meets medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Fred Levy, associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and soon to be senior co-director of the Center for Medicine and Law, is quoted.

Oshkosh Northwestern (Illinois)
February 25, 2011
Civility expert offers tips to community leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. P.M. Forni, the director of the Civility Initiative at The Johns Hopkins University, spoke to community, business and education leaders Thursday morning during the Oshkosh Civility Project breakfast at the Oshkosh Convention Center.

St. Petersburg Times
February 26, 2011
Faith influences health, many believe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital has offered its Institute on Spirituality and Medicine to hospital staff and local clergy for the past 60 years.

Baltimore Sun
February 25, 2011
No evidence working with live animals makes better surgeons
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor concerns an article about the School of Medicine's practice of using live pigs for the training of future surgeons.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
February 24, 2011
Hopkins' Use Of Live Pigs For Surgery Under Fire
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on concerns raised by Martin and Barbara Wasserman, both physicians and both Johns Hopkins alumni.

Top News (News Zealand)
February 25, 2011
Study: Washing Wounds More Effective than Applying Antibiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Chen of the Children’s Center led a study which found that washing children’s wounds with soap and water is more effective than is apply an antibiotic ointment in preventing infection.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
February 24, 2011
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: A transcript interview with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, an expert in geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, about Alzheimer's disease.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
February 24, 2011
Early Intervention Key To Helping Alzheimer's Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Constantine Lyketsos, an expert in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry at Bayview, is quoted.

Scranton Times-Tribune
February 25, 2011
Hospital infections still a problem in Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Moses Taylor Hospital, which had 122 health care-associated infections in 2009, has begun participating in a program managed by the state hospital association in conjunction with Johns Hopkins to identify ways to reduce the number of infections, including employee immunization programs and better ways of identifying and isolating super bugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.

Memphis Commercial-Appeal
February 25, 2011
Author, professor Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis donates civil rights collection to library
Johns Hopkins angle: DeCosta-Willis has a doctorate in romance languages from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Medical device approval plagued by unhealthy delays
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Sandeep Rao, a clinical fellow in radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Stripping Planned Parenthood's funds would mean more abortions, not fewer
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece, referring to a “Johns Hopkins University graduate whose insurance didn't cover contraceptives,” is written by Peter Beilenson, health officer for Howard County. He also is a visiting scholar in the Krieger School.

The Gulf Today
February 25, 2011
Breast cancer a major Middle East concern
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a breast cancer conference during the Obs-Gyne Exhibition and Congress, which will take place in Dubai for the third time from April 3–5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is modeled on a course given at Johns Hopkins entitled “Current Concepts in the Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer."

Maryland Daily Record
February 25, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore has named Linda Federico Kohler as executive director, according to a brief. Kohler is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Policy Studies Nonprofit Studies Program.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
A quick look at weekend's classical music attractions
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post about upcoming performances mentions a 1950s double bill from Peabody Chamber Opera and a choir concert featuring a piece by piece by Peabody faculty member Joel Puckett.

Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
February 25, 2011
World-class pianist touches down here
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that pianist Victor Goldberg completed coursework on his doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory.

St. Augustine Record (Florida)
February 25, 2011
Concert at St. Anastasia
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that organist Shannon McKay began her keyboard studies as a piano student in the preparatory school of Peabody Conservatory.

The Journal (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
February 24, 2011
All-Mozart program scheduled for Sunday at Shenandoah
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that violist Michael Stepniak, dean of Shenandoah Conservatory, received graduate degrees in music from Peabody Conservatory and Northwestern University.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Week ahead in men's college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: The men’s lacrosse preview includes comments on Saturday’s game between JHU and Siena.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
Lacrosse: Quick hits
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that three local women lacrosse athletes — all freshmen — made their college debuts by leading their teams in scoring. One of the three is Johns Hopkins' Taylor D'Amore, who scored four goals in her team’s season opener.

Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2011
W2W4: Best midfields set for early showdown
Johns Hopkins angle: This column, which refers to Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU and Siena, is written by Quint Kessenich, a former JHU lacrosse player who now covers the sport for ESPN.

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 25, 2011
Drexel's Alison Jones, 61, blogger
Johns Hopkins angle: Jones was reportedly on the faculty at Johns Hopkins before she came to Drexel.

Gettysburg Times
February 25, 2011
Patrick A. Martinelli (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentioned that Martinelli was previously a senior faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award in the graduate business program.

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New York Times
February 25, 2011
Harvard and Princeton Restore Early Admission
Harvard and Princeton each announced Thursday that they would revive their early-admission programs, allowing high school seniors who apply by next Nov. 15 to get a decision by Dec. 15 without having to promise to attend the college if admitted.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 24, 2011
House-Passed Spending Bill Would Trigger Future Cuts in Pell Program
The spending bill for the 2011 fiscal year that the U.S. House of Representatives passed last week would not only slash Pell Grants in the short term—it would also reduce spending on the program by $64-billion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Forbes.com (AP)
February 25, 2011
Ga.'s trendsetter HOPE scholarship faces deep cuts
Georgia's promise was simple: Get good grades in high school, get a free college education. More than a million students took advantage. Soon, however, it may be offered only to the brightest of the bright.

Seattle Times (AP)
February 25, 2011
Prosecutors: Saudi man planned attack for years
A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas described a plan to travel to New York City, place bombs in several rental cars for remote detonation and leave the vehicles in different places during rush hour, according to court documents released Thursday.

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