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Newsweek
January 30, 2011
Egypt is Seething
Johns Hopkins angle: In this online interview, Newsweek's John Barry talks to School of Advanced International Studies' Zbigniew Brzezinski about the way young people across the Arab world — many of them disaffected and disenchanted — are now connecting on the circuits of a new revolutionary age.

Baltimore Sun
January 30, 2011
Red-tailed hawk, a favorite at Hopkins, recovering after crash
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature and video focus on the treatment of a red-tailed hawk that was injured when it flew into a Milton S. Eisenhower Library window at Homewood. Quoted are Chris Falzone, a Krieger School associate research professor; Tom Wheatley, a bird expert who works as supervisor of the campus’ carpentry shop; and Kathy Roush, who works at the Eisenhower Library.

United Press International
January 30, 2011
Injured hawk nearly ready for freedom
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI piece reports that "a popular hawk" that smashed into a window on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus has nearly recovered from its injuries.

Baltimore Sun
January 28, 2011
Howard County-based Internet video distribution startup raising millions
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog post reports on a startup named LiveTimeNet Inc., which has filed to raise $5 million in its latest round of financing efforts. The piece notes that Yair Amir, co-founder and chief science officer, is a Whiting School professor of computer science.

Wall Street Journal
January 29, 2011
Rebellion in the Land of the Pharaohs
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column is written by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

BusinessWeek
January 31, 2011
Treasury Rout Ending as Fed Index Shows Stable Prices
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School economist Jonathan Wright is quoted in this Bloomberg News story.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
January 29, 2011
All Children's takes key step to joining Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins angle: All Children's Hospital took a key step this week in its plan to become part of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Health System, when the pediatric hospital's governing board unanimously approved an agreement spelling out how the integration will work.

Tampa Bay Business Journal
January 28, 2011
All Children’s board gives go-ahead to Johns Hopkins deal
Johns Hopkins angle: The board of the All Children’s Health System has voted unanimously in favor of an integration agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine, this article reports.

Baltimore Sun
January 28, 2011
Florida children's hospital board votes in favor of Hopkins merger
Johns Hopkins angle: The board of All Children's Hospital in Florida voted this week to approve a merger with Johns Hopkins Medicine, this article reports.

Washington Post
January 30, 2011
A dime a drink would help solve Maryland's budget woes
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Boston University School of Public Health, indicating that Maryland's proposed tax increase would save 33 lives lost in alcohol-related incidents and prevent 370 alcohol-related violent acts.

Washington Post
January 28, 2011
FDA panel advises more testing of 'shock-therapy' devices
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Christopher A. Ross, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University. Ross is a member of an expert panel that advised the FDA that electroconvulsive therapy machines should undergo the same rigorous testing as new medical devices coming onto the market.

Baltimore Sun
January 29, 2011
Richard Francis Oles, fencing coach at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary recalls the career of Oles, who spent 45 years as the fencing coach at Johns Hopkins and was inducted into the John Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. It also mentions that Ole earned a degree from the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Department and earned a bachelor of science degree at JHU.

Washington Post Blogs
January 28, 2011
Buzz: Flurries, Pepco, Ice Cream Guy
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Anne Arundel Police are searching for the driver of a snow plow who may have been involved a hit-and-run accident in which Richard Oles, 77, the longtime coach of the Johns Hopkins University fencing team, was killed.

Maryland Daily Record
January 30, 2011
Daily Record investigation: A dream derailed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the nation’s largest urban redevelopment, a projected $1.8 billion effort to transform 88 acres of East Baltimore (near Johns Hopkins Hospital) into a world-class biotech park and idyllic urban community, "lies derailed amid vacant lots, boarded houses and unfulfilled dreams a decade after it began." The story notes that EBDI is a nonprofit created in 2002 by the city, Johns Hopkins and community leaders and quotes Shale Stiller, who served on EBDI’s board and is a trustee emeritus of the boards of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Health Systems and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Springfield News-Leader (Mo.)
January 30, 2011
Group promotes local civic engagement
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni and his work promoting civility.

Variety
January 31, 2011
Helmer hiccups
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, "The Social Network" director David Fincher says, "Fortunately, Johns Hopkins University could not have been more helpful" during the filming of the movie. Parts of the feature film were shot on the Homewood campus, which stood in for Harvard.

MedIndia
January 31, 2011
Study Finds Slight Drop In Hepatitis C Infections In Injection Drug Users
Johns Hopkins angle: A 20-year study of injection drug users led by Shruti H. Mehta of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found a significant decline in new cases of HIV infection but only a slight decline in new cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the story reports.

United Press International
January 29, 2011
Altered gene helps some blacks' arteries
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a study led by Diane Becker of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Brian Kral of the School of Medicine found that an altered gene protects about a quarter of all African-Americans from coronary artery disease.

Courier Post Online (NJ)
January 31, 2011
What lurks beneath: When a child is mentally ill
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this USA Today story is David Pickar, an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Reading Eagle (Pa.)
January 30, 2011
New study paints a (surprise!) positive picture of average adolescent
Johns Hopkins angle: This McClatchy-Tribune story quotes Clea McNeely of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Malaysia Sun
January 29, 2011
Up close and personal with Dr David G. Nichols
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is conducted with Nichols, who is the Mary Wallace Stanton professor of education, vice-dean of education and professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

AMED News
January 31, 2011
Referral silence irks specialists, primary care doctors alike
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is internist Redonda Miller, associate professor of medicine and vice president for medical affairs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Modern Ghana
January 29, 2011
Media urged to promote health issues that ensure long life
Johns Hopkins angle: The event that is the topic of this story was organized by the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programs, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

National Post (Canada)
January 31, 2011
Henrietta Lacks story was not an easy cell
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Lacks was treated for cervical cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s.

Jerusalem Post
January 28, 2011
A journey with many treasures
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Israeli-born classical pianist Alon Goldstein states that he studied with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory.

BroadwayWorld.com (Chicago Edition)
January 28, 2011
Corinah Duo Play Violin At Nichols Concert Hall 3/27
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that pianist Inah Chiu earned a doctorate in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory and has performed as a soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.

Tuscaloosa News
January 29. 2011
TSO director candidate likes city’s ‘funky vibe’
Johns Hopkins angle: Glenn Quader, music director of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, studied at the Peabody Institute, this story states. One of his conducting teachers was Peabody faculty member Gustav Meier.

Maryland Daily Record
January 27, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Aimée Adashek has been hired as director of development by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Inc., according to this brief. She is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Charleston Gazette (W.Va.)
January 28, 2011
Tomblin announces dropout prevention program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Everyone Graduates Center at JHU.

Gwinett Daily Post (Ga.)
January 29, 2011
GGC students get chance to discover new bacterial virus
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University is among 12 colleges and universities selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to provide a National Genomics Research Initiative course, beginning in the fall.

Huntington Herald Dispatch (W.Va.)
January 28, 2011
Marshall rated as one of worst schools for free speech
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that JHU is on a list made up by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2011
Blast rallies to beat Riot, moves into tie for first place
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column about a victory over Notre Dame by the U.S. men's national lacrosse team mentions goals scored by Steven Boyle and Stephen Peyser, both of whom formerly played for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
January 30, 2011
Wicked Thunder strikes to win Dancing Count Stakes by nose at Laurel Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that Stephanie Fong scored a career-high 23 points in a 67-57 win over Muhlenberg by the JHU women’s basketball team. It also mentions that the JHU men’s basketball team lost 54-48 to Muhlenberg.

Allentown Morning Call (Pa.)
January 29, 2011
Muhlenberg women lose to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU's women's basketball team defeated Muhlenberg's with a score of 67-57 on Saturday, this story reports.

Washington Post
January 28, 2011
Vesta C. Thrasher, homemaker, microbiologist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Thrasher was a microbiologist with the Applied Physics Laboratory from 1946 to 1950.

Baltimore Sun
January 29, 2011
Jack Mowll, transportation consultant
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Mowll earned a political science degree and alter a doctorate in geography at The Johns Hopkins University.

Georgetown Times (Georgetown County, S.C.)
January 31, 2011
Rita Fogel, pillar of the arts, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Fogel studied voice and piano at the Peabody Conservatory.


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Inside Higher Ed
January 31, 2011
Getting Out of Egypt
American colleges scramble to evacuate students.

New York Times – The Choice blog
January 31, 2011
Applications Rise (Yet Again) at Dozens of Selective Colleges
Johns Hopkins is included in the blog's chart showing total applications in 2010 and 2011.

NPR – All Things Considered
January 28, 2011
Community Colleges: Where's Our $12 Billion?
President Obama has called community colleges crucial to the nation's economic recovery, as jobs requiring associate degrees are expected to increase. But after empty promises of federal funding and ongoing state cuts, community colleges are struggling more than ever to deliver services.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 27, 2011
Educators Zero In on What Lumina's Degree-Qualification Template Would Mean
The Lumina Foundation for Education's new blueprint for college degrees has been a source of fascination (and some skepticism) at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

NPR – Tell Me More
January 27, 2011
Howard University Rethinks Academic Legacy
An interview with Howard University President Sidney Ribeau. The university, which is located in Washington, D.C., is considering whether to slash or reduce 20 of its nearly 200 academic programs.

Johns Hopkins University