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NPR “Morning Edition” (National Public Radio)
January 11, 2011
Doctors Monitor Rep. Giffords' Brain For Swelling
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio story quotes Henry Brem, director of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine.

New York Times
January 11, 2011
Lifting a Veil of Fear to See a Few Benefits of Fever
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the possible benefits of fever includes comments from two members of the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics who have studied the issue: Janet Serwint, a professor, and Michael Crocetti, an assistant professor.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
January 10, 2011
Big Gifts Seek to Draw Doctors to Community Clinics and Expand Health Engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the media mogul John Malone last week pledged $30-million to The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering to expand an effort to apply information science to medical practice.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 10, 2011
Jhpiego awarded $100M Kenyan health project
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University affiliate Jhpiego will lead a $100 million U.S.-funded effort to bring health care to poor communities in central and eastern Kenya, this article states.

BBC News
January 10, 2011
Why America's gun laws won't change
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Daniel Webster, a director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
January 11, 2011
Climate change prompts debate among experts about spread of tropical diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute in Baltimore and its creation with a billionaire's anonymous donation a decade ago.

The Jewish Daily Forward
January 10, 2011
Blue Jew, Gray Jew
Johns Hopkins angle: This review focuses on "Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag During Radical Reconstruction," a book written by Krieger School political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg and published by the JHU Press.

ABC2 News (WMAR-TV Baltimore)
January 10, 2011
Getting yourself and older adults ready to endure the winter
Johns Hopkins angle: Today on ABC2, Alicia Arbaje from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine continued a conversation from December about some simple things to keep in mind to help winterize yourself and especially older adults.

Baltimore Sun
Cancer Pain
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this post, the Baltimore Sun at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 12, will host an online question and answer session with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program in the School of Medicine.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
January 10, 2011
Occupations that may have elevated risks of depression
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Johns Hopkins University researchers found in 1990 that lawyers were one of three professions to have "statistically significant elevations" in their rate for major depressive disorder.

Becker's Hospital Review
January 10, 2011
Johns Hopkins International Names Steven Thompson CEO
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven J. Thompson has been named CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the arm of the system that enters into agreements overseas and manages Johns Hopkins' international enterprises, according to a JHM news release.

Baltimore Sun
January 11, 2011
Circulator marks a year on the streets
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the one-year anniversary of the Charm City Circulator free bus service states that a third line, to be known as the Green Route, is expected to be added this autumn, making a loop connecting Johns Hopkins Hospital with Fells Point, Harbor East and the City Hall area.

The Washington Post
January 11, 2011
George Washington University hires Nobel-winning biochemist Ferid Murad
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions the four Nobel laureates on the faculty at JHU.

The Washington Post
January 11, 2011
Jamie Raskin's medical marijuana battle gets personal
Johns Hopkins angle: State Sen. Jamie B. Raskin, (D-Montgomery), received treatment for colon cancer at Johns Hopkins, according to this article.

The Washington Post
January 11, 2011
Cleveland Clinic, MedStar join forces to move medical technologies to market
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins medicine as a world-class competitor.

Bend Bulletin (Oregon)
January 11, 2011
Micro moxie: Tiny greens make a great indoor project
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Chicago Tribune, notes that three-day-old broccoli plants are a great source of sulforaphane, a powerful cancer-fighting compound, according to researchers at The Johns Hopkins University.

National Catholic Reporter
January 10, 2011
America's good food fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2008 report by the School of Public Health.

Broadway World
January 10, 2011
Rep Stage Presents AN ALMOST HAPPY PICTURE, 2/2-20
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming Rep Stage drama notes that set designer James Fouchard has previously designed sets for Peabody Conservatory productions.

Examiner.com – Chicago
January 10, 2011
Northwestern's 2011 Segovia Classical Guitar Series Begins January 15th
Johns Hopkins angle: This arts column calls attention to an upcoming performance by the Beijing Guitar Duo, comprised of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, who formed the duo in 2008 at the Peabody Conservatory.

NJ Today
January 10, 2011
Students Honored At Recent Johns Hopkins CTY Ceremony
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that high school freshmen Shareef Ibraheem of Piscataway and Zubin Mulji of Edison were honored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth during a special award ceremony held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Baltimore Sun
January 11, 2011
Jackson, Thompson lead Morgan over Hampton, 80-70
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins women’s soccer athlete Jenn Paulucci, a senior, has been named the D3soccer.com Defender of the Year.

New York Times
January 11, 2011
Going From Yale to Sweden and Back to Reach No. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the success of Yale’s hockey team this year states that “it is the first time Yale is top-ranked in hockey, stretching back to February 1896, when the Bulldogs played Johns Hopkins at Baltimore in the first American intercollegiate game.”

North Shore Sun (N.J.)
January 11, 2011
Boys Lacrosse: Palasek brothers transfer from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, former Rocky Point lacrosse players Tom and Matt Palasek, who led the Eagles to a state championship in 2008, have both transferred from Johns Hopkins. Tom will play for rival Syracuse University, the alma mater where his father excelled in lacrosse. Matt will play for UMass.


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New York Times
January 11, 2011
Red Flags at a College, but Tied Hands
Even after the 2007 massacre by a student at Virginia Tech, institutions and employers are seldom set up to handle such potential threats, experts say — even when the warning signs are blatant and numerous.

NPR
January 11, 2011
50 Years Since Integration At The University Of Georgia
One of the first two African-American students at the University of Georgia shares some images, and memories, of her groundbreaking college years.

U.S. News & World Report
January 6, 2011
Undergrad Business Rankings Have Positive Effect on B-Schools
The U.S. News undergraduate business school rankings are having a number of "very positive outcomes that can favorably affect the nature of undergraduate business programs."

Huffington Post
January 10, 2011
The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value
An essay by the president of Sarah Lawrence College, which recently topped Forbes' list of the most expensive colleges. She writes that such lists "leave the far more essential question rarely explored in depth: what value does this cost provide?"

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