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Wall Street Journal
January 13, 2011
Gates Leaves Beijing, Will Press Japan to Expand Its Defense Role
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Kent Calder, director of Japan studies at SAIS.

The Financial
January 13, 2011
Five Johns Hopkins Researchers Named AAAS Fellows
Johns Hopkins angle: Five Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chia-Ling Chien and Marc M. Greenberg of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Valeria Culotta of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Se-Jin Lee and Mark Mattson of the School of Medicine are among 503 new fellows from around the world. Election as an AAAS fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

ABC News
January 12, 2011
Geithner: China's currency "substantially undervalued"
Johns Hopkins angle: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (a SAIS alumnus) spoke Tuesday at SAIS.

Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2011
Americans See China as No. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the speech that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, an alumnus, gave at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies Wednesday.

The Washington Post
January 13, 2011
Geithner: China must speed currency reform, address intellectual property issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is on the speech that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner gave at SAIS.

St. Petersburg Times (Bloomberg)
January 13, 2011
Treasury Secretary Geithner urges China to increase valuation of its currency
Johns Hopkins angle: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (a SAIS alumnus) spoke Tuesday at SAIS.

Moneynews.com (Reuters)
January 13, 2011
Geithner Gauging Support for Big US Tax Change
Johns Hopkins angle: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (a SAIS alumnus) spoke at SAIS.

China Global Times (Xinhua)
January 13, 2011
US, China economic relationship benefits both nations
Johns Hopkins angle: Xinhua reports on a speech by Timothy Geithner (a SAIS alumnus), who spoke Tuesday at SAIS.

NPR
January 12, 2011
Psychiatrist Weighs In On Attitudes Toward Mental Illness After Loughner
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Larry Wissow, who wrote a column in the Baltimore Sun about mental illness in the wake of the Arizona shooting massacre.

USA Today
January 12, 2011
Parents: Mental health lessons from the Tucson tragedy
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Pickar, an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Knowledge at Wharton
January 12, 2011
India as a U.S. Trading Partner: Far Beyond BPO
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ravi Aron, a senior fellow at Wharton's Mack Center for Technological Innovation who is also a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

New York Times
January 13, 2011
Part 3: Answers to Readers’ Questions on Financial Aid
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A article about education finances refers to summer camps for gifted children, including a program offered by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

New York Times
January 13, 2011
Elite French University Joins College Board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about The Institut d’Etudes Politiques, better known as Sciences Po, one of France’s most prestigious universities, mentions that it offers dual degrees with American universities like Columbia, Johns Hopkins and Northwestern.

Charleston Daily Mail (AP)
January 13, 2011
Sarkozy discussing global finance with Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2011
Cancer pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This link goes to a transcript of a live online chat about cancer pain conducted Wednesday with Paul Christo, director of the School of Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program.

Knowledge at Wharton
January 11, 2011
Outsourcing: New Pressures to Stay Home, Old Reasons to Go Abroad
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ravi Aron, a senior fellow at Wharton's Mack Center for Technological Innovation who is also a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2011
Transporting kidneys is safe, researchers find
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have determined that it is safe to transport kidneys, a finding they believe will allow for more transplants of the organ.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 2011
A day minus meat
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the health benefits of eating less meat mentions the Meatless Monday initiative, started by the School of Public Health.

Gaithersburg Patch (Md.)
January 12, 2011
Residents Get Glimpse of Johns Hopkins University's Plans for Belward Farm
Johns Hopkins angle: Area residents learned more about Johns Hopkins University's plans for nearly 5 million square feet of development on the Belward Farm campus in a public meeting on Tuesday evening. Quoted is David McDonough, senior director of development oversight for Johns Hopkins Real Estate.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2011
Laura Vozzella: Hey, hey — Hey! The Cos takes quick offense
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a fundraiser for Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, an event featuring comic Bill Cosby, notes that about 75 of the show passes were offered free to Johns Hopkins graduate students.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2011
Dream home: Out on the town in Fells Point
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a house owned by Sue Quinn, a retired employee of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and her husband.

The Journal News (Lower Hudson Valley, NY)
January 12, 2011
'Senior slump’ can have implications for college, experts say
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about "senior slump" and its possible impact on college admissions mentions that Scarsdale High School senior Carlo Olcese was recently accepted to Johns Hopkins University.

Chatham Daily News (Ontario)
January 13, 2011
In the News (Reuters)
Johns Hopkins angle: Most people who have used direct-to-consumer genetic tests that look for genetic predisposition to conditions such as diabetes and heart disease say they found the tests easy to interpret, but some do not fully understand their results, say Johns Hopkins University researchers.

The Isthmus (Madison, Wis.)
January 13, 2011
Amit Peled & Eli Kalman
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that cellist Amit Peled is a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The Washington Examiner (D.C.)
January 12, 2011
Bach Sinfonia brings 'Gut, Wind and Wire' to stage
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this concert preview, the three members of the Bach Sinfonia met as students at The Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2011
Franz leads St. Mary's to 91-65 rout of Mary Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports Johns Hopkins junior pitcher Sam Eagleson was named a D3baseball.com preseason All-American and that Johns Hopkins senior outfielder-first baseman Jesse Sikorski and junior pitcher Alex Eliopoulos were named to the second team.
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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 12, 2011
How Graduation Rates Shape College Choice
Graduation rates matter to politicians and college presidents. But how much do they matter to parents of prospective applicants? Quite a bit, according to a report on a study by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Washington Post (AP)
January 12, 2011
On 10th anniversary, Wikipedia aims for diversity
In recruiting new editors, the non-profit is seeking college students, particularly those who are well-versed in the arts and humanities, a weaker area for Wikipedia's geeky first editors.

New York Times
January 12, 2011
Students Seeking Meaning Crack the Shell of Technique
The Juilliard School has found a useful way to keep its music students busy and focused during the winter break. Instead of taking a breather after exams, the players who sign up for ChamberFest spend the weeks rehearsing and coaching in preparation for a week of free public concerts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 12, 2011
How Graduation Rates Shape College Choice
Graduation rates matter to politicians and college presidents. But how much do they matter to parents of prospective applicants? Quite a bit, according to a report on a study released today by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 13, 2011
‘Creepy,’ ‘Very Hostile’: A College Recorded Its Fears
Officials at Pima Community College, where Jared L. Loughner, the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage, was a student, believed that he might be mentally ill or under the influence of drugs after a series of bizarre classroom disruptions in which he unnerved instructors and fellow students, including one occasion when he insisted that the number 6 was actually the number 18, according to internal reports from the college.

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