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Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2011
Hillary Clinton Echoes the Bush Doctrine
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Nature News
January 19, 2011
Vision science: Seeing without seeing
Johns Hopkins angle: This science feature mentions that Samer Hattar, a Krieger School assistant professor of biology, led one of the research teams that discovered a class of light-sensitive cells in 2002.

TMCNET.com
January 19, 2011
Whatever happened to good old ballot-box stuffing? [Jerusalem Post]
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Avi Rubin, a Whiting School computer scientist and technical director of JHU’s Information Security Institute. Rubin is on a one-year sabbatical, doing research at Tel Aviv University.

USA Today
January 19, 2011
Giffords' husband: 'She will make a full recovery'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, originally in the Arizona Republic, Mark Kelly, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband, says he asked other physicians to review his wife’s case, including an unnamed a Johns Hopkins neurologist.

Med India
January 19, 2011
Minimally Invasive Procedure may Help Reanimate Facial Paralysis, Says Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that Kofi D. Boahene and colleagues at the School of Medicine studied 17 patients with facial paralysis who underwent a minimally invasive temporalis tendon transposition procedure between 2006 and 2008.

The Atlantic
January/February 2011
Acid Trip
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Roland Griffiths, a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the School of Medicine, is one of the first researchers to resume studies on hallucinogens. Griffiths is quoted.

The Irrawaddy (Burma/Southeast Asia)
January 19, 2011
Ninety-two Percent of Chins Abused by Burmese Military: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites a report issued by the U.S.-based Physicians for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PakTribune.com (Pakistan)
January 19, 2011
Low arsenic levels not tied to high blood pressure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new research led by Ana Navas-Ancien of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2011
A Monarch Dethroned
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this book review, Joshua Muravchik, is a fellow at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily India (ANI)
January 19, 2011
Living near busy roads ups asthma risk among teens
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new Bloomberg School of Public Health study conducted in shantytowns near Lima, Peru, has revealed that teenagers who live next to busy roads are at a greater risk of developing allergies and asthma. Lead author William Checkley is quoted.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
January 19, 2011

Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a study led by Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine found that kidneys from live donors that are transported across town or across the country are as safe to use in transplants as a kidney from a donor in the same hospital as the recipient.

Top News India
January 19, 2011
Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if they also have diabetes.

Trade Arabia News
January 19, 2011
Breast cancer patients warned
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if they also have diabetes. Quoted is study leader Kimberly S. Peairs, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Colorado Post
January 19, 2011
Colorado Voices: The power of volunteering
Johns Hopkins angle: This first-person column on the benefits of volunteering mentions that services such as tutoring children can help delay or reverse declining brain function, according to a 2009 study led by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

United Press International
January 19, 2011
Long shifts for nurses may hurt patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from JHU’s School of Nursing (together with those from the University of Maryland's School of Nursing) linked nurses' long work hours with patients' greater likelihood of dying from pneumonia and heart attack.

Science News
January 18, 2011
Why Olive Oil's Quality is in the Cough
Johns Hopkins angle: Craig Montell of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story about a study in which he was not involved.

Kyiv Post (Ukraine)
January 18, 2011
"Is it Ukraine’s fate therefore to experience repeated cycles of national rebirth-democratization followed by conservative, Russophile counter-revolution? Let us hope not."
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Taras Kuzio, an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is writing a contemporary history of Ukraine.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2011
Trial for couple accused of killing Hopkins researcher postponed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the murder trial for two people accused of killing Johns Hopkins University cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn this summer as he walked home through Charles Village has been postponed until April 26.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2011
Music in the Great Hall spotlights promising clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog piece provides a positive review of a concert by clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, winner of the Peabody Conservatory's Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. It also mentions that Kanasevich, who studies with Peabody faculty member Anthony McGill, performed a work by Peabody undergrad Viet Cuong.

Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2011
Former undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson returns to AES board
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story states that former undersecretary at the Department of Energy Kristina M. Johnson, who earlier served as served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at JHU, has rejoined the board of directors at AES Corp., a power company.

Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2011
Hagerstown girl forced to miss part of youth basketball game because of headscarf
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s basketball item in this sports column reports that Chantel Mattiola scored eight of the first 13 points by host Johns Hopkins in an 86-51 win over Bryn Mawr. Another item notes that Johns Hopkins junior Cecilia Furlong was named Centennial Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week.

Daily Exchange
January 19, 2011
Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing after a double lung transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: This article and an accompanying video focus on operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick, who earned a degree in voice from the Peabody Conservatory.

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
January 18, 2011
Carolyn Kuan Is HSO's New Music Director
Johns Hopkins angle:
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Carolyn Kuan, the new music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, earned a conducting performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Republican Newsroom (Springfield, Mass.)
January 18, 2011
Hartford Symphony Orchestra names Carolyn Kuan music director; Springfield Symphony's Kevin Rhodes was finalist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Carolyn Kuan, the new music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, earned a performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Capital (Annapolis)
January 16, 2011
Composing a challenge: Pianist tackles all of Chopin's works
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about pianist Brian Ganz, who teaches at the Peabody Institute.

Burlington County Times
January 19, 2011
Dryden Ensemble offers ‘Johann Sebastian Bach’ featuring tenor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that tenor Frederick Urrey received training at the Peabody Conservatory.

Des Moines Register (Iowa)
January 18, 2011
Treger, Charles – Violinist
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Famous Iowans” feature states that Treger studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2011
Charles Robert Lovett, art teacher, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Lovett attended academic classes at The Johns Hopkins University.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
January 19, 2011
The Financial Aid Information Gap
Report finds disturbing lack of understanding of college prices and financial aid, especially among groups with lowest college-going rates.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 18, 2011
Appeals Court Upholds Race-Conscious Admissions at U. of Texas
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was unanimous in rejecting two white applicants' challenge to the Austin campus's policy.

Inside Higher Ed
January 19, 2011
'U.S. News' to Start New Rankings of Teacher Ed Programs – Quick Takes
U.S. News & World Report will start a new system of ranking teacher education programs, largely using the methodology of the National Council on Teacher Quality.

New York Times
January 17, 2011
Spanish-U.S. Master’s Degree Will Be Steeped in Liberal Arts
IE Business School in Madrid, in collaboration with Brown University, is offering a liberal arts and management executive M.B.A.

Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2011
University Seeks A New Direction
Stevens Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that it had named Nariman Farvardin, the provost at the University of Maryland, to be its seventh president.

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