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Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2011
Civility stalwarts welcome change of tone
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from P. M. Forni, a Krieger School professor who wrote the book "Choosing Civility."

TIME Healthland
January 13, 2011
Study: What Does Race Have to Do With Obesity Counseling?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that nobody has to be convinced that obesity is a problem. Doctors have made it clear that excess weight leads to a host of health risks. Given the poorer health and occasional social discrimination faced by many obese people, a team lead by Sara Bleich at the Bloomberg School of Public Health decided to see if racial disparities in providing care exacerbated existing challenges faced by obese patients during regular doctors' visits.

The Financial
January 14, 2011
Race Plays Role in Weight-Related Counseling among Obese Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a recent study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined the impact of patient and doctor race concordance on weight-related counseling. Lead author Sara Bleich is quoted.

ConsumerAffairs.com
January 13, 2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Weight Counseling From Doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: When it comes to advising obese patients, African Americans receive less weight reduction and exercise counseling from their doctors than their white counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Reuters
January 13, 2011
Asian Americans show higher diabetes rates
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that despite being thinner, Asian Americans are more likely than whites to have type diabetes 2 -- and the problem is growing, according to a study led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

People's Daily
January 14, 2011
U.S., Chinese experts comment on Hu's upcoming visit
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is David Lampton, director of China Studies at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Modern Medicine (HealthDay)
January 13, 2011
High Cost of Hospitalization for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News piece reports that a new study led by Maria Trent at the School of Medicine found that ambulatory treatment, either in emergency rooms or outpatient clinics, was more cost-effective than hospitalizing teen girls with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

MedPage Today
January 13, 2011
It's Okay to Ship Live-Donor Kidneys
Johns Hopkins angle: Transporting live-donor kidneys, sometimes over great distances, does not appear to have a negative effect on transplantation outcomes, according to a study led by Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine, this article states.

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2011
Think you may have memory problems, take this test
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item quotes Jason Brandt, a School of Medicine professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2011
Americans See China as No. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner's recent speech at the School of Advanced International Studies.

News.Az (Azerbaijan)
January 14, 2011
Discussion panel on Azerbaijan presented in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a Jan. 13 panel discussion at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS concerning Azerbaijan and the book "Azerbaijan Since Independence." Svante Cornell of SAIS is the book's author.

Coast Week (Kenya)
January 14, 2011
Social entrepreneurs make impact in Kenya
Johns Hopkins angle: This Xinhua story reports that Kenya's Strathmore University is cooperating with John Hopkins Carey Business School to train their students on social entrepreneurship skills.

MedPage Today
January 13, 2011
Cut Daily Salt Intake to 1,500 Mg, AHA Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Lawrence J. Appel of the School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
January 14, 2011
Real Estate Weekly: Md. pension system sells shopping center for $102M
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions the sale of an office building in Columbia for $7.25 million. The 43,785-square-foot, single-story office building is fully leased to The Johns Hopkins University.

The Recorder (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)
January 13, 2011
Palm Fine Arts Series presents Romeo and Juliet
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews a production that will feature soprano Julianne McCarthy, who is in her junior year at the Peabody Institute of Music, studying with soprano Ah Young Hong; and tenor David Diehl, who is studying at Peabody with bass baritone John Shirley-Quirk.

Pattaya Mail (Thailand)
January 12, 2011
Romantic Moments at Sunset Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Jamorn Supapol is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
January 13, 2011
Pianist lives up to the lyricism and honesty of Beethoven
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Yuliya Gorenman, who will be performing with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, studied at the Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleischer, this article states.

The Inyo Register (Bishop, Calif.)
January 13, 2011
Spitzer returning to Bishop stage
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that pianist Laura Spitzer earned her master's degree at the Peabody Institute in 1979.

York Dispatch (Pa.)
January 13, 2011
New police chief adjusts to quieter location
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Sean Kapfhammer earned bachelor's and master's degrees in management from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2011
Alyssa Parker to attend Maryland; Maura Linde earns state honor
Johns Hopkins angle: A women's college basketball item in this sports column reports that Lindsay Burton had game-highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds to power visiting Johns Hopkins to a 48-37 win over Swarthmore.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 13, 2011
Scientists Fault Universities as Favoring Research Over Teaching
The United States' educational and research pre-eminence is being undermined, in part by universities themselves, according to articles this week in two science magazines.

New York Times
January 13, 2011
College's Policy on Troubled Students Raises Questions
Colleges are developing policies on how to deal with students like Jared L. Loughner.

Inside Higher Ed
January 14, 2011
The House's New Higher Ed Leader
In an interview, North Carolina's Virginia Foxx offers insights into the views and issues that will shape her agenda as head of the House's postsecondary panel.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2011
Caret to leave Towson for UMass
After leading Towson since 2003, Robert L. Caret beat out two other finalists for presidency of the Massachusetts system.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 14, 2011
City program to help with college-aid applications
Saying the success of the city is directly linked to the number of residents with college degrees, officials announced a citywide effort to get more of Philadelphia's young people to apply for federal financial aid for college.

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