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TIME
February 28, 2011
Dark Energy: Was Einstein Right After All?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess is quoted in this story about dark energy.

CBS Evening News
February 28, 2011
HPV leading cause of male head and neck cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dr. Sara Pai, head and neck surgeon of Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center.

New York Times
March 1, 2011
Space Tourism May Mean One Giant Leap for Researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Mark Shelhamer, a School of Medicine associate professor of otolaryngology.

CNN
March 1, 2011
Gadhafi clings to power amid growing support for protests
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted.

CNN
February 28, 2011
Italy suspends friendship treaty with Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS comments.

New York Daily News (Reuters)
February 28, 2011
AIDS gel that has been shown to protect women from HIV, shown to protect anal tissue from HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters piece is study leader Craig Hendrix, a professor of medicine and pharmacology at the School of Medicine

Marketplace
March 1, 2011
What's 'essential' in health care
Johns Hopkins angle: Bradley Herring, a health economist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was interviewed for this radio story.

Reuters
February 28, 2011
Hearing loss common in seniors: national survey
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports on a study led by Frank Lin of the School of Medicine and researchers at the National Institute on Aging that found that about two-thirds of Americans aged 70 and above suffer from hearing loss. The study also found that black Americans seem to have protective cover against this loss.

Mangalorean.com (IANS)
March 1, 2011
Two-thirds elderly Americans face hearing loss: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports on a study, led by Frank Lin of the School of Medicine and researchers at the National Institute on Aging, found that about two-thirds of Americans aged 70 and above suffer from hearing loss. The study also found that black Americans seem to have protective cover against this loss.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Hearing loss in older adults on the rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that nearly two-thirds of adults 70 and older have hearing loss, according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging.

MedIndia
March 1, 2011
National Survey: Hearing Loss Rate in Older Adults Climbs to More Than 60 Percent
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Otology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center of Aging and Health, found that nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, but those who are of black race seem to have a protective effect against this loss.

Bloomberg
February 25, 2011
AIG Says Risk Rose on Munis; Defaults May Limit Liquidity
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Phillip Phan, professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Atlanta Post
March 1, 2011
The Top 21: Our List of Outstanding Black Doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: Children’s Center neurosurgeon Ben Carson tops this list.

Smart Money
February 24, 2011
Best Careers for Family Caregivers
Johns Hopkins angle: A section of this story on elder care benefits mentions that Johns Hopkins University now offers “one of the most comprehensive elder care benefit offerings in the nation, including free elder care referral services back-up adult babysitting.”

WJZ.com
February 28, 2011
Hopkins Student Struck By Car
Johns Hopkins angle: An update on the condition of JHU undergraduate Nathan Krasnopoler, who was seriously injured after being stuck – while riding a bicycle – by a car on Saturday.

Inside Higher Ed
March 1, 2011
No Meat for You!
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that controversy erupted at Bowdoin College last week after the campus’s main dining facilities went completely meatless for dinner as part of “Meatless Monday,” a national nutritional awareness campaign started at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
February 28, 2011
For Severe Sinusitis, Oral Steroids an Option, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Jean Kim, assistant professor of allergy and clinical immunology and otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Colorado Daily
February 28, 2011
College students adopt trayless trend in dining halls
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a trend that has college dining halls doing away with trays mentions that JHU is among those universities and colleges which have scaled back on use of trays. A study a few years ago from food services provider Aramark found that going trayless results in as much as 30 percent less food wasted.

Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 28, 2011
‘Geography of grief and cruelty’
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Information Week
March 1, 2011
Michael Bloomberg And The CIO Hall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, JHU alumnus Michael Bloomberg “was named the university's chairman of the board and has been ‘more than generous’ with his riches (read: a $100 million-plus donation).”

Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
February 28, 2011
Fever: How to tell when to call the doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story about dealing with fever in children, “a group at Johns Hopkins revisited this issue and determined that fever phobia persists today. One reason for this is that parents tend to have the misconception that fever is a disease rather than a symptom or sign of illness.”

Washington Post
March 1, 2011
Virtuoso violinist Hilary Hahn holds her audience rapt but adds some irritants
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of a concert by acclaimed violinist Hahn mentions that Hahn grew up in Baltimore and started in a Suzuki program at Peabody Institute.

Washington Informer
February 28, 2011
Strathmore Presents Nathan and Noble Jolley, Jazz Duo
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that brother musicians Nathan and Noble Jolley both graduated from the Peabody Conservatory on the Dean’s List.

New Zealand Herald
March 1, 2011
Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Conventional medicine far riskier than supplements
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Burstyn says in her piece that “At the same time, the Johns Hopkins Medical Centre's nutrition department has stated that, based on studies where people take a supplement, Vitamin E seems to reduce risk of some cancers by 60 to 70 per cent and the risk of heart disease by 80 to 90 per cent.”

Press of Atlantic City
March 1, 2011
Stockton women surprised to get bid to NCAA women's basketball tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: The Richard Stockton College women's basketball team begins the first round against Johns Hopkins (21-5) on Friday at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va., at a time to be determined.

Baltimore Sun
March 1, 2011
Bibby receives buyout from Wizards, hopes to play for contender
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college basketball item in this column states that Johns Hopkins’s women’s team will make its ninth appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament, drawing Richard Stockton on Friday in Newport News, Va.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Alison Geyh, Hopkins public health professor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Geyh, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, includes comments from Patrick Breysse, a professor in the school.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Elinor Louise Gee Murphy, state senator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Murphy received an advanced certificate in administration and supervision from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Wall Street Journal
March 1, 2011
Strides by Women, Still a Wage Gap
Women are gaining ground educationally and economically, but men still make more money on average and women are more likely to live in poverty, according to a White House report expected to be released Tuesday.

Inside Higher Education
March 1, 2011
What Do Students Remember?
A college professor tests his students to determine how much material they retained in his class at the end of the year.

Inside Higher Education
March 1, 2011
White Male Advantage
A study by the American Sociological Association found that of fellowship winners with white male dissertation advisers, 37 percent landed faculty jobs at research universities -- jobs that many Ph.D.s want and that are very difficult these days for most to get. Of those who had all other dissertation advisers (white women, minority men or minority women), only 7 percent landed such jobs.

The Huffington Post
March 1, 2011
Higher Education Lowers Blood Pressure, New Research Shows
Education isn't just good for your brain, it may also be good for your heart, according to a new study from researchers at Brown University looking at data from the so-called Framingham Offspring Study.

Philly.com
March 1, 2011
At conference, education, labor secretaries warn about declining college graduation rate
Saying other countries are out-educating the United States, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned Monday that jobs will leave the country unless graduation rates for community and four-year colleges increase.

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