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PBS NewsHour
January 17, 2011
Giffords' Case Offers Insight on the Mysteries of the 'Changeable' Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Henry Brem, director of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine, is interviewed on the treatment of severe brain injuries such as that sustained by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

NPR
January 17, 2011
Whose 'Dream' Is It Now?
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog post written by Krieger School political scientist, Lester Spence.

Nature.com
January 17, 2011
Lab fakery explored in interactive training tool
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes graduate student Catherine Sheely, in the Department of Biology at the Krieger School.

ArtDaily.org
January 15, 2011
Website Follows Johns Hopkins Archaeologists in Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: An article reporting on the website maintained by Krieger School Egyptologist Betsy Bryan as she and a team investigate the Mut Temple in Luxor, Egypt. Visitors to "Hopkins in Egypt Today" will find photos of Bryan and her colleagues working on site in Luxor. In recent years, the ongoing excavation has focused within the temple itself and around the perimeter of the sacred lake, called the Isheru.

New York Times
January 16, 2011
Politically Confident, Iran Cuts Subsidies on Prices
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Kevan Harris, a Krieger School sociology graduate student who has written extensively on Iran’s economy and social welfare system.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2011
Ike's warning resonates
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government in the Krieger School.

Newsweek
January 16, 2011
Pity the Christian Arabs: Who will protect them from Islamist assault?
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece by Fouad Ajami, director of Middle Eastern studies at SAIS.

Washington Post
January 15, 2011
A rhetorical arms race?
Johns Hopkins sidebar: Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta is among those quoted on the tone of debate on public issues in the United States.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2011
Investing in social media companies can offer high reward with risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Roger Staiger, an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins University's Carey School of Business.

New York Times
January 16, 2011
China Leader’s Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, the writer quotes from a speech about China that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner delivered last week at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
January 18, 2011
Wisconsin firm learns ups and downs of doing business in China
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, pegged to the visit to Washington of China President Hu Jintao, quotes Pieter Bottelier, a China expert at SAIS.

USA Today
January 17, 2011
Inflation in China may help U.S. exports
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke last week at SAIS.

BBC
January 17, 2011
Hu Jintao in Washington: What China and the US want
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke last week at SAIS.

News.Az (Azerbajian)
January 18, 2011
In the best interest of the Turkmens to be part of that project
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Jan Sir, an energy expert at SAIS's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, is interviewed.

Moneycontrol.com (Reuters)
January 18, 2011
Economy and Korea on agenda for Obama-Hu summit
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters story is David Lampton, director of China Studies at SAIS.

United Press International
January 17, 2011
UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News
Johns Hopkins angle: Stamatios "Tom" Krimigis of the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab is quoted in this UPI story about Voyager spacecraft.

Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2011
Voyager 1 at edge of solar system
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the role of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory in the 33-year-old mission of the twin Voyager space vehicles, which are now at the edge of the solar system. Quoted is Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis, emeritus head of APL’s Space Department, a principal investigator on the mission.

New York Times
January 17, 2011
Trial in a Vacuum: Study of Studies Shows Few Citations
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new School of Medicine study by Karen A. Robinson, an assistant professor of internal medicine, and Steven N. Goodman, a professor of biostatistics. Goodman is quoted.

New York Times
January 17, 2011
Uganda: Male Circumcision May Help Protect Sexual Partners Against Cervical Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a Johns Hopkins study indicating that male circumcision, which has been shown to decrease a man’s risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS, also appears to help protect his sexual partners against cervical cancer.

New York Times
January 18, 2011
Regimens: Doubt on IV Fluids as Routine for Trauma Victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This health article reports on a recent study led by Elliott R. Haut, an associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2011
Repeal would dash hopes to reduce disparities
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary refers to a study led by Thomas LaVeist, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, concerning direct medical costs associated with health inequities.

Los Angeles Times
January 16, 2011
Genetic testing doesn't spook patients, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature notes that the Genetics and Public Policy Center at The Johns Hopkins University is among the groups that have called for increased regulation of the genetic testing industry.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 17, 2011
Hopkins brain institute, N.J. pharma maker partner
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute entered into an agreement Monday with a New Jersey pharmaceutical company to develop medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Foxnews.com (AP)
January 18, 2011
Surgeons Change Transplant Practice After Rare HIV Transmission
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine led a study that revealed that the rare transmission of HIV through transplanted organs to four Chicago-area patients that made headlines in 2007 caused some U.S. transplant surgeons to limit their use of organs from high-risk donors such as gay men.

Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2011
Surgeons spooked by -- and overreacting to? -- 2007 HIV-positive organs incident
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times piece reports that researchers at the School of Medicine conducted a study that revealed that the rare transmission of HIV through transplanted organs to four Chicago-area patients that made headlines in 2007 caused some U.S. transplant surgeons to limit their use of organs from high-risk donors such as gay men.

New York Times
January 17, 2011
Shooting Suspect Had Been Known to Use Potent, and Legal, Hallucinogen
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

United Press International
January 17, 2011
Race affects advice of doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports on a School of Public Health study that reports that physicians give more weight-control counsel to white obese patients than to black obese patients.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
January 18, 2011
Minimally invasive procedure 'helpful to reanimate facial paralysis'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new study led by Kofi D. Boahene and colleagues at the School of Medicine found that a procedure involving only one small incision and no major modifications that appears helpful in reanimating the lower face after paralysis.

El Paso Times
January 17, 2011
No thanks, I'm allergic: Food allergies more common than you think
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that an estimated 2.5 percent of Americans -- 7.5 million people -- have at least one food allergy, according to research conducted by Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

MedIndia.com (ANI)
January 17, 2011
Worried Seniors can Quickly Determine Dementia Risk Using Online Tool
Johns Hopkins angle: A quick online assessment tool developed at the School of Medicine can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should seek a comprehensive, face-to-face diagnosis from a physician. Jason Brandt is quoted.

Nurse.com
January 17, 2011
Nurses’ Long Hours Lead to Worse Patient Outcomes, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins angle: Hospitals in which nurses work long hours have higher rates of patients deaths from pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction, according to a new study by researchers at the School of Nursing and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

International News (Pakistan)
January 18, 2011
Low arsenic levels not tied to high blood pressure
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ana Navas-Ancien of the School of Medicine.

Sandwich Broadcaster (Massachusetts)
January 17, 2011
Health Watch: Can hospitals go green?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gatehouse News Service story mentions that "A study written by Dr. Martin Markay, a gastrointestinal surgeon at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, stated the health industry is the second-largest contributor to landfills after the food industry."

Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2011
Students donate time to service projects on day off from school
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to community service projects undertaken by area student groups, including a project in which 2,400 art kits were packed for children at Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric wards and area shelters.

Washington Post
January 17, 2011
Peabody Trio
Johns Hopkins angle: Photo caption reads PEABODY TRIO: The group tackled two modern works at the Barns of Wolf Trap.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2011
Journey of the spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on classical pianist Brian Ganz, who once studied with Leon Fleischer of the Peabody Conservatory and now teaches at the Peabody.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
January 17, 2011
Opera at Florham presents Bouquet of Musical Valentines on Madison campus
Johns Hopkins angle: This opera preview mentions that Soprano Pamela Stein received her master’s degree in vocal performance from The Peabody Conservatory.

The DCist
January 16, 2011
Looking Back: Toutorsky Mansion
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that the Toutorsky mansion in DuPont Circle, named for concert pianist Basil Peter Toutorsky, was bequeathed to JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1989. It adds that the university sold the mansion for $808,000 in 1990 and used the money to endow a piano studio and a scholarship fund named for Toutorsky.

The Times-News (Henderson, N.C.)
January 16, 2011
Candlemas will showcase new chamber group
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that pianist Daniel Weiser earned a doctorate in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory.

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)
January 16, 2011
Ritz Chamber Players' 'In Remembrance of a Dream' concert is Wednesday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that classical clarinetist Terrance Patterson graduated from the Peabody Institute.

Washington Post
January 16, 2011
List of Washington area university campus smoking policies
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is among the universities whose smoking policies are listed. The story is a sidebar to a story about a new smoking ban at Towson University.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2011
After spectacular fall, Struever reappears on the radar
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Olmsted, an $83 million, 12-story housing and retail development that was planned for Charles Village. After the real estate market sagged, the article states, the project was shelved and The Johns Hopkins University bought the land for $12.5 million.

Washington Post
January 16, 2011
OnLove: The wedding of Stefanie Mach and Sean Gregory
Johns Hopkins angle: The Baltimore natives met while doing cancer research at the same Johns Hopkins lab in 2005.

American Spectator
January 18, 2011
The GAO's Credibility Gap
Johns Hopkins angle: In this first person column, Mark Hyman mentions that he was a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2011
65-footer by Overlea's Smith at buzzer lifts Widener, 71-70
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins junior wide receiver Sam Wernick, junior linebacker Ryan Piatek and senior kicker Alex Lachman were named to the ECAC South team.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2011
Report: Nats agree to send 3 prospects to Cubs for pitcher Gorzelanny
Johns Hopkins angle: A lacrosse item in this sports column states that the U.S. men's senior national team that will face Notre Dame in the Champion Challenge exhibition on Jan. 30 will include several former Johns Hopkins athletes: Steven Boyle, Michael Kimmel, Stephen Peyser and Matt Bocklet.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2011
Towson-Delaware men's tipoff moved to noon today
Johns Hopkins angle: A sport column item reports that the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will induct 10 new members into its 2011 Hall of Fame class, including Quint Kessenich, who played for Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
January 16, 2011
A Sudanese 'lost boy' brings his dreams home
Johns Hopkins angle: Abraham Akoi earned his a master's degree in government and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post
January 16, 2011
For one of Sudan's 'Lost Boys,' secession vote is full of hope, responsibility
Johns Hopkins angle: Subject of story, a former "lost boy" of Sudan and now a Finance Ministry employee and advocate of independence for southern Sudan, has a master's degree in government and an MBA from Johns Hopkins.

China Daily
January 17, 2011
An old China hand
Johns Hopkins angle: Diplomat Nicholas Platt earned a master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 18, 2011
Lack of Emphasis On Reading, Writing Impedes College Student Learning, Study Says
New report from the Social Science Research Council says colleges are failing to enforce the fundamentals.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 18, 2011
New Book Lays Failure to Learn on Colleges' Doorsteps
"Academically Adrift," which blames students' lack of progress on weaknesses in the curricula, has earned fans and critics.

New York Times
January 15, 2011
Amid Cuts, Public Colleges Step Up Appeals to Alumni
A rush to match the fund-raising muscle of private schools has put public colleges in an awkward stance: expanding development staffs while cutting from academic programs.

USA Today
January 14, 2011
Students' rights weighed as colleges try to assess threats
A growing majority of colleges nationwide are keeping tabs on students through "threat assessment teams" charged with identifying dangerous students, causing debate to erupt over how much power the schools should have as they try to flag disturbing behavior.

Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2011
Experts Back School's Handling of Loughner
The release of documents detailing how Pima Community College responded to incidents involving suspected Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner largely show the school acting diligently while underscoring the limits of its capabilities and responsibilities, experts said Thursday.

New York Times
January 15, 2011
Student Pays Tuition One Dollar at a Time
He brought 14,309 dollar bills, a fifty cent piece and a penny to the bursar's office, saying "I wanted to give the school a different way to look at tuition.”

Johns Hopkins University