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Newsweek
January 24, 2011
Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes biostatistician Steven Goodman of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
January 22, 2011
Increasingly powerful GOP congressman from Maryland still cutting his own path
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Matthew Crenson, a professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg News Television
January 20, 2011
Fast Forward: Gupta Interview on Food Supply
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of John Hopkins University's Carey Business School, talks with Lisa Murphy about factors contributing to food shortages.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2011
Leeches are making a comeback as medical helpers
Johns Hopkins angle: This medical feature mentions that trauma doctors at Johns Hopkins routinely use leeches to keep blood flowing as new vessels grow in a damaged area. Quoted is Scott D. Lifchez, section chief of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Wall Street Journal
January 24, 2011
Biogen Chief Has a Treatment Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article features Biogen Idec Inc., Chief Executive George Scangos, a former full-time biology professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2011
Baltimore center leads fight to provide vaccines to world's children
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature focuses on the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Science and Technology Park. It mentions that the center was launched by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the piece quotes its executive director, Orin Levine, an associate professor in the Bloomberg school.

New York Times
January 21, 2011
Paperback Row
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the paperback publication of “Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir,” written by Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2011
Shingles: How to avoid it and how to cope with the pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will take reader questions on Wednesday on how to protect yourself against shingles and how to cope with the pain.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2011
Recovery from traumatic brain injury a long, uncertain road
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Robert Stevens, an associate professor of neurology at the School of Medicine.

The Register (U.K.)
January 21, 2011
Big new wind turbines too close together, says top boffin
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by fluid dynamics expert Charles Meneveau, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering. Meneveau is quoted.

OilPrice.com
January 22, 2011
Building a Better Wind Farm
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Charles Meneveau, a fluid mechanics and turbulence expert at the Whiting School, working with a colleague in Belgium, has devised a new formula through which the optimal spacing for a large array of turbines can be obtained on wind farms.

Lebanon Daily Star
January 24, 2011
When Hillary channels George W. Bush
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was authored by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2011
Sargent Shriver: Living the faith
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about Sargent Shriver, who died last week, mentions that Shriver supported medical research centers at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
January 21, 2011
A 20-Year-Old Unapologetically Playing as if It Were 300
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the group’s cellist, John Moran, is a musicologist at the Peabody Conservatory.

AllAfrica.com
January 24, 2011
Nigeria: It's Time to Release Country's Wealth Prospects
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Peter M. Lewis of SAIS delivered a lecture.

Dallas Morning News
January 23, 2011
Voices of Change presents lively modern-music program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Kevin Puts, formerly on the University of Texas faculty, now teaches at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory.

Washington Examiner
January 22, 2011
Cellist Amit Peled makes his Kennedy Center debut
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Peled is on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Baltimore's new wave
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that musician Adam Lempel came to Baltimore in 2005 to study philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2011
'Madoff' items missing at advertised auction
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes JHU grad student Matthew Franco.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Crime Scenes: New prosecutor goes after probation violator
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Christine Dolde, was doing postgraduate work in human genetics at The Johns Hopkins University when she became a robbery victim in 2008. The piece also mentions the killing last year of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Maryland Daily Record
January 21, 2011
Daniels receives MPT award for helping youth and families
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Joseph J. Daniels, assistant vice president of the Verizon Foundation, and recipient of the “Miss Jean” Worthley Award for his contributions to youth and families, received his master's degree in information systems technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
January 23, 2011
Doctor Bo
Johns Hopkins angle: Bo Greaves attended Johns Hopkins University where he majored in English literature and minored in pre-med.

Hartford Courant
January 24, 2011
Wonder if this would work in CT? Or elsewhere?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct," a book by P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor and civility expert.

Grand Forks Herald
January 24, 2011
Fargo tech companies connected to experimental anti-aging technique
Johns Hopkins angle: If all goes well, a technology developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins to use gene therapy to reduce wrinkles and regenerate aging skin could be available to consumers in several years, according to this article.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer (Ohio)
January 23, 2011
Do Asian moms know the secret to success? New book sparks debate over parenting styles (a poll)
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mark Samols, currently a resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts)
January 24, 2011
Health Watch
Johns Hopkins angle: This health brief reports that an online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers may help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should see a physician.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Teens learn dollars and sense at financial literacy seminar
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Michelle Glassburn, president of a Howard County nonprofit called Making Change: A Financial Wellness Center, received her master's degree in business administration, with an emphasis on finance, from The Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Examiner
January 23, 2011
It was no coincidence that Roe court was all male
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Gregory Kane mentions that he teaches a writing class at Johns Hopkins University.

Detroit News
January 23, 2011
Health care mergers: An emerging crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: An editorial by George J. Pantos states that Johns Hopkins Medicine, for instance, is "snapping up hospitals" in the Washington, D.C.-area, a move it describes as "driven largely by health care reform, which demands an integrated regional network."

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
January 23, 2011
Academy students high scorers on qualifying test
Johns Hopkins angle: Wilkes-Barre Academy recently recognized students who scored in the 97th percentile or above in select areas on the national test qualifying for participation in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

New York Times
January 21, 2011
Corrections
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column corrects an article on Tuesday about the failure of many published papers on clinical trials in medicine to cite previous related studies, using information from researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2011
UMBC men routed by UNH, 80-60, despite De La Rosa's 23UMBC men routed by UNH, 80-60, despite De La Rosa's 23
Johns Hopkins angle: A college track and field item in this sports column reports that in Saturday’s Terrapin Indoor Invitational, the Johns Hopkins women’s team took third place.

Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2011
Gallo scores 26, leads Coppin men over UMES
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s basketball item in this column notes that Dickinson defeated Johns Hopkins 59 to 48, in a game in which Connor McCarty scored 10 points for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Overnight purses to increase at Laurel Park starting Feb. 2 thanks to slots revenue
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college swimming item in this sports column notes that St. Mary's dropped a 134-62 decision to No. 4 Johns Hopkins on Friday afternoon.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Richard E. Barrans, chemical engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Barrans attended Johns Hopkins before being called to active military duty in 1943.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2011
Dr. Lester Aubrey Wall Jr., internist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Wall taught medical students at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2011
Curt R. Schaefer, architectural designer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary architectural designer Schaefer worked on the Mason F. Lord Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus, among other projects.

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Washington Post
January 23, 2011
Our superficial scholars - Opinion
A former Congresswoman who has served on Rhodes Scholar selection committees for the past 20 years writes, "Transcripts reflect an undergraduate specialization that would have been unthinkably narrow just a generation ago. As a result, high-achieving students seem less able to grapple with issues that require them to think across disciplines or reflect on difficult questions about what matters and why."

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 23, 2011
As the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep Up
Many colleges treat their mobile Web sites as low-stakes experiments. That attitude not only can frustrate students but also risks losing donors and prospective applicants.

Washington Post
January 22, 2011
GWU launches online prep school
George Washington University's private college-preparatory high school will be one of the nation's first "virtual" secondary schools to be affiliated with a major research university.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 21, 2011
HBCUs Tapped for New International Program
With an eye toward the global economy, seven historically black colleges and universities will participate in a new national initiative to help HBCUs expand their international programs and partnerships while enhancing global learning activities on their own campuses.

New York Times
January 24, 2011
Schools Find Good in Tragedy, but Will Loughner's Former College Do the Same?
Some of the best mental health programs for college students were spurred by terrible tragedies, but will Pima Community College in Tucson — alma mater of the man charged in the Tucson shooting — do as other schools have?

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