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Wall Street Journal
January 4, 2011
Healthful Engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that John Malone, chairman of media investment company Liberty Media Corp., on Monday announced a $30 million gift to the Whiting School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, the largest the engineering school has ever received.

Baltimore Sun
January 3, 2011
Hopkins receives $30 million gift
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that John C. Malone, chairman of Liberty Media Corp. and a Johns Hopkins graduate, has donated $30 million to build a home for a center for personalized medicine, a growing field that uses genetic information to tailor treatments for cancer and other ailments. The article states that it is the largest gift ever made to the Whiting School. Quoted are Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the engineering school, and William Nelson, director of Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center.

North Baltimore Patch
January 3, 2011
Hopkins Announces New Homewood Campus Building
Johns Hopkins angle: The university announced the intention to construct a new research building at Homewood after a $30 million donation to the school from Liberty Media Corp. chairman and JHU alumnus John C. Malone.

Bloomberg Businessweek
January 3, 2011
Liberty’s Malone Donates $30 Million to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that John C. Malone, the billionaire chairman of Liberty Media Corp., gave John Hopkins University's engineering school $30 million for a research building.

Maryland Daily Record
January 4, 2011
Hopkins gets $30M gift for new engineering building
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that Johns Hopkins University alumnus John C. Malone donated $30 million to build an engineering research building on the Homewood campus, the school announced Monday. University President Ronald J. Daniels is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 4, 2011
Johns Hopkins receives $30M gift from media exec
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins University received a $30 million gift from alumnus and media mogul John C. Malone to fund a new 56,000-square-foot research building.

WJZ-TV
January 3, 2011
Hopkins Given $30M For New Engineering Building
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story posted on the WJZ website reports that Johns Hopkins says a $30 million gift from Liberty Media Chairman John C. Malone will be used to build a new engineering building where information technology will be applied to cancer treatment.

WBAL Radio
January 3, 2011
Hopkins Alumnus Makes Largest Gift Ever To School Of Engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Liberty Media Corporation chairman and Johns Hopkins alumnus John C. Malone has given the university’s Whiting School of Engineering $30 million for a building where researchers will collaborate with colleagues from other Johns Hopkins divisions to learn to tailor therapies for individual patients and devise systems-based approaches to some of society’s biggest problems.

Staho.com
January 4, 2011
Media Investment Company Involved in Charity Donation to Public Health & Information Security Areas
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that businessman John Malone has announced a $30 million charity donation to the Whiting School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

The Atlantic
January/February 2011
In search of the Amazon's magical mystery cure
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Roland Griffiths, a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the School of Medicine.

Press-Register (Ala.)
January 4, 2011
HK Motors boss pledges $10 million to Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Benjamin Yeung, the chairman of Hybrid Kinetic Motors Corp., and his wife have pledged $10 million to The Johns Hopkins University to create the Benjamin and Rhea Yeung Center for Collaborative China Studies.

IBNLive.com
January 4, 2011
Growth Vs Caring: A 'Stupid' and 'Nonsensical' Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post refers to research by Pravin Krishna of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily News & Economic Review
January 3, 2011
Ukraine can't combine Putinism and European integration
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Taras Kuzio, an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
January 4, 2011
Apps to Help Track Seniors' Medical Needs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on smartphone applications for senior citizens' medical needs suggests that consumers choose among apps by reading "reviews on the websites of reputable medical facilities, such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine."

Wall Street Journal
January 3, 2011
Will Parents Let Their Kids Play the Nintendo 3DS?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes Josephine Owoeye, an optometrist and clinical associate at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Business Gazette
January 3, 2011
Several state businesses boast job growth in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System of Baltimore increased employment by almost 2,000 to reach 20,273, the second largest total by a private employer, behind only The Johns Hopkins University.

Lansdale Reporter (Pa.)
January 4, 2011
Playing the patient
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center training facility.

SouthBendTribune.com
January 4, 2011
Questions remain in teen's death
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned in this story.

Sify (India)
January 4, 2011
'Psychedelic' drug salvia shows promise against addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Matthew W. Johnson, a psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

The Times of Trenton (N.J.)
January 4, 2011
Exercise: Find the time to keep moving - Opinion
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes physical therapist Lisa Magarill, who has worked at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic. The op-ed was written by Lynne Agress, a lecturer in the Krieger School's Odyssey program.

Wonder Woman (India)
January 4, 2011
Why you still get headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes David Buchholz, an associate professor of neurology at the School of Medicine.

TCPalm.com (Fla.)
January 4, 2011
Dr. Wein recertified as diplomate by internal medicine board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Michael Wein completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins.

HealthCanal.com
January 4, 2011
Teenage Girls with PID at Greater Risk than Women for Repeat Sex-Related Infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Maria Trent, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

RTT News
January 3, 2011
Doctors May Be Overprescribing Drugs For Heart Conditions
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Michael Blaha of the School of Medicine.

HealthCanal.com
January 3, 2011
Bloody Urine After Injury Rarely Cause For Alarm, but Check It Out Anyway
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes pediatric urologist Ming-Hsien Wang of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Wang is also featured in a video.

TribLocal.com (Ill.)
January 3, 2011
Hospitals help D220 on health issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Johns Hopkins University and Hospital have introduced the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program into courses at the high school and middle schools in the Barrington, Ill., area.

Urbanite Baltimore
January 4, 2011
Show and Tell
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Baltimore-based poet and performance artist Lauren Bender is currently working on a master’s degree in special education at Johns Hopkins University and works at the Kennedy Krieger Institute with developmentally disabled children.

The Washington Post
January 4, 2011
Anna Deavere Smith on life, death and language
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on Baltimore native and playwright, professor and author, Anna Deavere Smith, mentions that her mother was dying of kidney failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post (Class Struggle blog)
January 3, 2011
Effective reading program shelved, then amazingly reborn
Johns Hopkins angle: The article refers to Johns Hopkins education researchers Robert E. Slavin and Nancy A. Madden, and their Success for All program.

The Washington Post
January 3, 2011
JHU Study: Alcohol commercials reach growing number of youth
Johns Hopkins angle: A new report by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the subject of this blog posting.

Las Vegas Business Press
January 3, 2011
Healing And Dealing
Johns Hopkins angle: A quote in the story says, "You don't go to Johns Hopkins because East Baltimore is a great place to visit. You go because of their medical expertise."

AOL News
January 4, 2011
Opinion: Will the New Congress Target Judges?
Johns Hopkins angle: The commentary is written by Bruce Peabody, author of the new book "The Politics of Judicial Independence," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Washington Post
January 4, 2011
AOT lowers the curtain
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog states that the upcoming double bill program in February, which will be the group’s last, will be presented in co-production with the Peabody Conservatory Opera.

Jazz Police
January 4, 2010
The Big Apple’s Jazzy New Year’s Eve, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that pianist Cyrus Chestnut at age 9 was studying classical music at the Peabody Institute.

Northwest Florida Daily News
December 31, 2010
Looking for a way to ring in 2011? Here's a roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: This music roundup notes that Emerald Coast Chamber Ensemble member Rebecca Henry, who plays the viola, is member of the Peabody Institute faculty.

Baltimore Sun
January 3, 2010
Micro moxie
Johns Hopkins angle: This gardening feature notes that, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, three-day-old broccoli plants are a great source of sulforaphane, a powerful cancer-fighting compound.

Becker's Hospital Review
January 3, 2011
Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Winjie Tang Miao received her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

Bristol Press (Conn.)
January 3, 2011
CCSU 'a great deal for the money'
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this feature. Mary Collins left a part-time teaching position at Johns Hopkins for a full-time position at Central Connecticut State University, where she is teaching creative non-fiction.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2011
Burrier, Woody lead Stevenson men to overtime victory, 95-89
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s basketball item in this sports digest reports that Keene State earned an 83-67 victory over host Johns Hopkins in the first game of the 20th annual Blue Jay Invitational.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 4, 2011
College Basketball: St. John's knocks off No. 13 Georgetown
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational final.

Galloway Patch (N.J.)
January 4, 2011
Five Things You Need To Know
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that Richard Stockton College of New Jersey men's basketball team faces Keene State in the final of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational this afternoon.

Galloway Patch (N.J.)
January 3, 2011
Stockton Defeats Messiah to Advance to Johns Hopkins Final
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational men's basketball tournament.

Press of Atlantic City (N.J.)
January 4, 2011
Stockton's Massaquoi nets 1000th career point in win
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the 20th annual Blue Jay Invitational at Johns Hopkins.

PennLive.com
January 4, 2011
Local college hoops roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational.

The Washington Post
January 3, 2011
Denis Dutton, Internet trailblazer and founder of Arts & Letters Daily, dies at 66
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Denis Dutton launched a scholarly journal, Philosophy and Literature, now run by the Johns Hopkins University Press.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Washington Post
January 3, 2011
Video essays are a hot topic in college admissions as more schools allow them
This is the second year that George Mason University has formally given students the option to submit a video about themselves before the Jan. 15 application deadline.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 4, 2011
Theory in Practice
For more than a decade, Rutgers-Newark has been ranked the nation’s most diverse university by U.S. News and World Report.

Inside Higher Ed
January 4, 2011
A New Model Community College
Has a partnership between a private university and a for-profit company created a better way to get students prepared for transfer?

USA Today
January 4, 2011
Despite criticism, NCAA takes firm stance on professionalism
College athletes are not to be paid, not to cash in on their prominence, never to cross any kind of line of professionalism.

PBS - NewsHour
January 3, 2011
So You Have a Liberal Arts Degree and Expect a Job?
This video segment looks at graduates who've already been out of school for several years and are still struggling to find employment in their areas of interest.

Forbes.com
January 4, 2011
Attention Parents of High School Juniors: Your College Search Should Begin Now!
Here is some practical advice that the best college counselors are sharing with junior-year families.

Johns Hopkins University