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The Capital (Annapolis)
January 4. 2011
Fly ash contamination report sparks concern
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about pollution concerns related to a proposed shopping center projects includes comments from Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, who conducted a study on the issue.

Dallas Morning News
January 4, 2011
Rene Martinez: How to better involve Latinos in education
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions research by Joyce Epstein, director of the Krieger School’s Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships.

WTOP (Washington, D.C. Radio News Station)
January 5, 2011
Lawmakers look to boost the booze tax in Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study indicating that a tax increase on alcoholic drinks would cut consumption by 4 percent, leading to fewer alcohol-related deaths.

Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2010
IV fluids may not always be good for accident victims, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This health article focuses on a study led by Elliott R. Haut, a School of Medicine associate professor of trauma surgery.

Baltimore Brew
January 3, 2011
Media mogul Malone gives Hopkins $30 million for engineering building
Johns Hopkins angle: Additional coverage of John Malone's $30 million gift to the Whiting School.

Financial Times
January 4, 2011
Johns Hopkins launches Executive MBA in May
Johns Hopkins angle: The Carey Business School is launching an executive version of its program in May 2011.

The Washington Post
January 5, 2011
Kiplinger: D.C. region awash in collegiate values
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog points to Johns Hopkins University as "surprisingly affordable," when tuition discounting and generous need-based aid policies are factored in.

Arlington Heights Local Trib (Suburban Chicago)
January 5, 2011
Inside Healthcare: Make volunteering a New Year's resolution
Johns Hopkins angle: This health and fitness column mentions that “the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies found that increased volunteer support during the recession has made it possible for many not-for-profit organizations to maintain or even increase the number of people they serve.”

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland)
January 5, 2011
A changing economic world
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a speech that World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick, presented at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

NPR “Morning Edition”
January 5, 2011
New Medical School Model: Adopt A Family To Treat
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that John Rock, the founding dean of Florida International University's College of Medicine in Miami, “has long worked in medical education, at Johns Hopkins and as chancellor of Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center.”

New York Times
January 5, 2011
Corrections
Johns Hopkins angle: This correction states that an article about a comfort-centered approach to Alzheimer’s caregiving misstated the professional affiliation of sociologist Laura N. Gitlin. The correction states that Gitlin has been appointed director of a new center on aging at Johns Hopkins University, but that she is not the newly appointed director of the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins, a separate entity.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
January 4, 2010
Iron, Vitamin D May Lead to Smarter, Healthier Children
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to research being conducted by Parul Christian, an associate professor of nutrition in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Laboratory Equipment
January 5, 2011
IVs a Deadly Waste of Time
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a study led by Elliott Haut, an associate professor of trauma surgery in the School of Medicine. Haut is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
January 4, 2011
Helping Others, 1/4: What businesses and firms did in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that cancer patients being treated at Johns Hopkins.

ThePeoplesVoice.org
January 5, 2011
Excerpts from Prozac Backlash, by Joseph Glenmullen, MD
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes from a journal article by Mark Molliver, a professor emeritus of neuroscience and neurology in the School of Medicine.

The Financial (Tbilisi , Georgia, and Kiev, Ukraine)
January 5, 2010
Health Insurance Does Not Discourage Compliance with Diabetes Prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study and quotes its lead author, health economist Antonio J. Trujillo, an assistant professor in the school’s Department of International Health.

Medscape.com
January 4, 2011
'Some Worms Are Best Left in the Can' -- Should You Hide Medical Errors?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Margaret Moon, a School of Medicine pediatrician and assistant professor who focuses on ethics education.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 4, 2010
Committee prepares for Johns Hopkins 'A Woman's Journey' seminar be held in January
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Lydian Bank & Trust hosted nearly 50 guests at its Palm Beach headquarters to honor this year's host committee members of Johns Hopkins Medicine's annual "A Woman's Journey" conference. School of Medicine Professor Constantine Lyketsos was a speaker.

WBALTV.com (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 4, 2011
Maryland To Mull Alcohol Tax Increase
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study and quotes researcher David Jernigan.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2011
American Opera Theater's next, typically provocative production may be its last
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post calls attention to an upcoming American Opera Theater production, a double-bill in collaboration with the Handel Choir of Baltimore and Peabody Conservatory.

Washington Post
January 4, 2011
Local opera innovator to pull plug
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that The American Opera Theater’s next production, a double bill of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and the stage premiere of Melissa Dunphy's "The Gonzales Cantata," will be a co-production with the Peabody Conservatory Opera.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2011
Baylor's Dunn too much for Morgan; Navy tops Longwood
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that JHU men’s basketball Coach Bill Nelson collected his 500th career victory as host Johns Hopkins rallied from nine points down and beat Messiah, 65-62, in overtime in the consolation game of the Blue Jay Invitational.

Galloway Patch (N.J.)
January 4, 2010
Stockton Wins Johns Hopkins Invitational
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey men's basketball team won its first championship of the 2010-11 season Tuesday afternoon, defeating Keene State to take the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational title.

The Asset (Hong Kong)
January 5, 2011
Citi hires senior China economist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Citigroup has named Shuang Ding as senior China economist, based in Hong Kong, and notes that Ding has an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2011
Geoffrey W. Moore, linguist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Moore had attended The Johns Hopkins University.

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Inside Higher Education
January 5, 2011
A Tough Job Outlook
For those seeking jobs teaching English or foreign languages, the job market remains bleak -- but what passes for good news may be that the number of openings is flat this year, and isn't dropping further after dramatic declines in the previous two years.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2011
New UMB president pushes collaboration in his pediatric clinic
Jay Perman brings future lawyers, dentists and social workers to cases typically reserved for medical students.

Inside Higher Education
January 5, 2011
The Rise of 'Convergence' Science
Advances in medicine and biotechnology -- from the sequencing of the human genome to the development of small chips to detect cancer in the bloodstream -- were driven largely by scientists coming together from diverse disciplines to work on common problems. But a blue ribbon panel said here Tuesday that these advances also signify something larger: the creation of a new model -- dubbed "convergence" -- in which engineering and physical sciences, among other disciplines, join forces with the life sciences.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 5, 2011
With High Demand, Pell Grant Program Faces Challenges
Uncertainty about program funding comes as more students take advantage of Pell awards year round.

NPR
January 5, 2011
Sweetness And Light
Commentator Frank Deford argues that the NCAA is "keeping its players as serfs, yet is primarily just looking after the economic welfare of its so-called educational constituents."


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