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New York Times
January 10, 2011
The Risks of E.U. Arms in China
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and now managing director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.


Baltimore Sun
January 7, 2011
Jhpiego gets $100 million to improve health in Kenya
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that Jhpiego, the international health nonprofit and affiliate of JHU, will expand on its work in eastern Kenya thanks to a $100 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Quoted is Leslie Mancuso, Jhpiego president and chief executive.

Edmonton Sun (Reuters)
January 7, 2011
Circumcision reduces risk of HPV, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports on a new study, led by Maria Wawer and colleagues at the School of Medicine, that found that the female partners of men who were circumcised had less risk of contracting HPV than did the partners of uncircumcised men.

MedIndia
January 8, 2011
Circumcision may Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: While circumcision has long been known to help in the fight against AIDS, new research from the School of Medicine has revealed that the practice can also help reduce the risk of cervical cancer among wives and girlfriends.

TIME Healthland
January 7, 2011
Study: Women With Circumcised Partners May Have Lower HPV Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Maria Wawer of the School of Medicine led a new School of Medicine study that found that circumcision can reduce the risk of cervical cancer among wives and girlfriends.

US News & World Report
January 7, 2011
Health Buzz: Circumcision Cuts HPV Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A new School of Medicine study has found that circumcision can reduce the risk of cervical cancer among wives and girlfriends. Author Thomas Quinn is quoted.

Top News (United Arab Emirates)
January 8, 2011
Circumcision beneficial for female partners
Johns Hopkins angle: Maria Wawer of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story about a new School of Medicine study that found that circumcision can reduce the risk of cervical cancer among wives and girlfriends.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
January 7, 2011
Circumcision Seen As Bar To Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that a study from the School of Medicine found that male circumcision, usually performed for religious or cultural reasons, could serve a health purpose in reducing the spread of disease. Aaron Tobian of the School of Medicine is quoted.

USA Today (HealthDay)
January 9, 2011
Giving IV fluids on scene might raise death risk for trauma victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on a new School of Medicine study that found that the long-standing practice of first giving severely wounded trauma patients intravenous (IV) fluids before bringing them to a trauma center may actually raise their risk of death. Quoted is study leader Elliott R. Haut, an associate professor in both the department of surgery and the department of anesthesiology & critical care at the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
January 10, 2011
Sarkozy discussing global finance with Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this article.

Baltimore Sun
January 9, 2011
A demon's death in paradise
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column mentions Johns Hopkins University psychologist Gregory Lehne, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Vancouver Sun
January 10, 2011
Shacking up doesn't mean growing up
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 9, 2011
Three rules for a cash-strapped superpower
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

Voice of America News
January 10, 2011
China, US Agree to Disagree on Many Global Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton, Director of China Studies at SAIS, was interviewed for this piece by Voice of America.

The Nation
January 10, 2011
Brain inflammation found in autism: researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: Children with autism have inflammation in their brains, although it is not yet clear whether the inflammation actually causes the condition, according to a study led by Carlos Pardo-Villamizar of the School of Medicine.

NBC Washington
January 8, 2011
Students Using Legos to Learn
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on last weekend's second annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition at APL.

WTOP
January 8, 2011
Lego robot competition to test Maryland students
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on last weekend's second annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition at APL. Video of last year's competition is included in this report.

Delmarva Now
January 8, 2011
MARYLAND: Lego robot competition to test Maryland students
Johns Hopkins angle: Another report on last weekend's second annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition at APL.

The Korea Times
January 10, 2011
From tension to talks
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, and a research professor with the Ilmin Institute of International Relations at Korea University.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 10, 2011
Coaxing new hair
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Luis Garza of the School of Medicine.

Orlando Sentinel
January 9, 2011
Hospitals brace for Medicare, Medicaid cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gerard Anderson, director of the Center for Hospital Finance and Management at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Grand Island Independent (Nebraska)
January 10, 2011
Scientist haunted by misuse of drugs he invented
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Roland Griffiths, a behavioral biologist with the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
January 9, 2011
Washington area appointments and promotions for the week of Jan. 10, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel named Kurt Lindstrom business area executive for civilian space, according to this article.

Education Week
January 7, 2011
Cyber Schools Address Elementary Needs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University offers programs for gifted children.

St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
January 10, 2011
Despite delay, deal between All Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins still on
Johns Hopkins angle: An article reporting progress in the deal between All Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
January 8, 2011
Art in residence
Johns Hopkins angle: The Peabody institute and Johns Hopkins University are mentioned in this article.

Ada Herald (Ohio)
January 8, 2010
Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform 'An Evening of Waltz' at UF
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Jeffrey Pollock, the Toledo Symphony new resident conductor, holds a degree from the Peabody Institute.

Shreveport Times (La.)
January 10, 2011
Ko-Eun Lee wins piano competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Jannie Sing-Yen Lo, who won a bronze medal in this piano competition, received a bachelor of music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

MSNBC
January 10, 2011
America's best and worst job markets
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that Baltimore has a thriving research and health care sector, thanks to Johns Hopkins University.

Denver Post
January 10, 2011
Exercise keeps brain in shape, too
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column about the benefits of exercise on the brain mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh found that high-energy output over a broad spectrum of different activities showed a reduced risk of many forms of dementia.

Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
January 10, 2011
Food choices can affect antibiotic’s effectiveness
Johns Hopkins angle: Katrina Seidman, a registered dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, comments in this story.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 10, 2011
Cancer pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Christo, director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will answer questions about cancer pain during an online chat set for Wednesday, Jan. 12.

New Haven Register (Connecticut)
January 10, 2011
Substance abuse treatment program focuses on lawyers
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about lawyers and substance abuse notes that Johns Hopkins University researchers found in 1990 that lawyers belonged to one of three professions with “statistically significant elevations” in their rate for major depressive disorder.

Huntsville Item (Texas)
January 9, 2011
Questioning the universe?
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about “Seven Wonders of the Universe That You Probably Took For Granted,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)
January 10, 2011
Window of opportunity
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine which investigated possible differences in parts of the brain in 11 heavy marijuana users and a group of eight non-users. Preliminary results propose evidence of possible structural differences in the brain of heavy marijuana users.

Moneycontrol.com
January 8, 2011
Charity & its return on investment
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a study by Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-profit Sector Project, Indians give only about 0.4% of the GDP to social causes. Compare this to the 2.2% that is given in the US.

Pottstown Mercury (Pennsylvania)
January 9, 2011
Local Roundup: Hill boys crush Mercersburg in MAPL opener
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's basketball, Ursinus beat JHU 70 to 42.

Lax Power
January 9, 2011
Michael Doneger Finalist for Super Bowl Commercial Contest
Johns Hopkins angle: Doneger, a 2008 Johns Hopkins graduate and a four-year member of the Blue Jay men's lacrosse team, is making national headlines with his on-air and creative talents. The former Blue Jay captain is one of five finalists in the Pepsi Max Crash Super Bowl Commercial Contest.

Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2011
Dr. Vivian "Vob" O'Brien, researcher at Hopkins lab, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary pays tribute to Vivian "Vob" O'Brien, a former principal researcher at the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory who conducted pioneering research in fluid mechanics. It mentions that she earned a master's degree in math, a second master's degree in engineering aeronautics and a doctorate in fluid mechanics, all from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
January 7, 2011
Dr. Chi-Tsung Su, plastic surgeon, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary focuses on Chi-Tsung Su, a plastic surgeon and associate professor in the School of Medicine who helped establish the prominence of the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Quoted are Paul N. Manson, Johns Hopkins chief of plastic surgery and a former student, and William A. Crawley, an associate professor of plastic surgery in the School of Medicine.

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Wall Street Journal
January 10, 2011
Hiring Prospects Improve for M.B.A. Grads in 2011
More companies are planning to hire business school graduates in 2011 but most aren't planning to offer higher salaries, according to a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the GMAT business-school exam.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 9, 2011
Presidents Mull How to Work Most Effectively With Their Boards
Presidents and boards of trustees have an important and somewhat unusual relationship in academe: Their partnerships are close but with mixes of respect and distrust. Their relationships are interdependent, or perhaps co dependent. A Harvard research professor offers college leaders several different ways to engage trustees.

International Herald Tribune
January 9, 2011
More Students Choose Universities in Japan
More students than ever are choosing universities in Japan for study abroad, and the number of Japanese students leaving the country to study has fallen markedly since a peak in 2004, according to two reports released at the end of December.

New York Times
January 8, 2011
Study Finds Family Connections Give Big Advantage in College Admissions
A new study of admissions at 30 highly selective colleges found that legacy applicants get a big advantage over those with no family connections to the institution — but the benefit is far greater for those with a parent who earned an undergraduate degree at the college than for those with other family connections.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 9, 2011
After Repeal of 'Don't Ask,' Elite Colleges Rethink ROTC
Several university leaders, including Harvard's president, Drew Faust, say they are ready to welcome the military back to campus. And top military leaders have signaled a desire to return to the colleges after a four-decade standoff.

New York times
January 9, 2011
Is Law School a Losing Game?
If there is ever a class in how to remain calm while trapped beneath $250,000 in loans, Michael Wallerstein ought to teach it.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 10, 2011
Tax-cut Deal Contains Higher Ed Benefits
The hotly debated tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans and approved by Congress has several little-recognized goodies for higher education, namely in the form of tax credits that help students and their families pay for college.


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