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March 4, 2011
IBM's Sam Palmisano: A super second act
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about IBM CEO Sam Palmisano mentions that he graduated in 1973 from Johns Hopkins, where he majored in history and co-captained the football team.

Baltimore Brew
March 1, 2011
After Saturday crash, Baltimore bicyclists ask why motorist wasn’t charged
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the traffic accident that injured Nathan Krasnopoler, a Whiting School student.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
Investigation pending in accident that critically injured bicyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: This crime blog item reports that Baltimore City police are continuing to investigate an accident that critically injured Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, who was riding a bicycle near campus. Authorities have not determined whether charges will be filed against the driver of the car that struck the student, the article says.

Space Fellowship
March 4, 2011
NASA Makes Use of Historic Test Site for New Robotic Lander Prototype Tests
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is a partner in this space project.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 3, 2011
Alcohol tax critics argue fewer sales leading to job cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, David Jernigan, an expert on alcohol public policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted as favoring the so-called "dime a drink" liquor tax increase.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
March 04, 2011
Maryland Today: Professor outlines impact of raising alcohol tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire brief reports that David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, told state lawmakers on Thursday that a tax increase averaging 10 cents per drink could help people who drink too much drink less.

Today Show/MSNBC
March 4, 2011
Could Sheen really kick addiction with his mind?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Ryan Vandrey, a School of Medicine assistant professor.

California Watch
March 4, 2011
Climate change could bring cholera back, scientists say
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Rita Colwell, a public health professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Manila Bulletin (The Philippines)
March 4, 2011
Iron in early pregnancy linked to birthweight
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters wire story is Laura Caulfield, a Bloomberg School of Public Health professor who was not involved in the study.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
Blood test for heart failure may reduce hospital readmissions
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports on a new study whose lead author, Henry J. Michtalik, a School of Medicine research and clinical fellow, is quoted.

Health Leaders Media
March 4, 2011
$50 Blood Test Could Predict CHF Readmission Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new research led by Henry Michtalik, a clinical fellow in the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 14, 2011
BioSante drug meets study goals, shares rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to results of a new pancreatic cancer drug study involving 60 patients undergoing treatment at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Private MD Labs
March 3, 2011
New research ties potassium levels to diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new Johns Hopkins study that may shed light on why African Americans have a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Ghana Business News
March 4, 2011
MMDAs urged to increase budgetary support for malaria control programmes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Emmanuel Fiagbey, country director, Johns Hopkins’ Voices Project, and refers to a malaria control forum organized by Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communications.

Lab Equipment
March 4, 2011
Chinese Plant Holds Antitumor Possibilities
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant could provide a starting point for developing new anti-cancer drugs. Quoted is Jun Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences.

Sify News (India)
March 4, 2011
Chinese medicinal plant extract may help develop anticancer drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story quotes Jun Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences in the School of Medicine.

WYPR (Baltimore) - Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
March 4, 2011
What Went Wrong on Wall Street?
Johns Hopkins angle: This post states that a guest on the radio show today will be Heather Murren, who graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1988 and became an award-winning financial analyst on Wall Street. It notes that Murren will receive a distinguished alumnus award from Johns Hopkins this weekend.

ZeeNews (India)
March 4, 2011
Key player that facilitates Parkinson's disease found
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Ted Dawson, Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases and scientific director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering.

The Guardian (U.K.)
March 4, 3011
Howard Davies insists Gaddafi gifts did not undermine LSE's independence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a visit to Libya made by Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.
March 4, 2011
US businesses call for 'IQ alliance' with Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a report presented by Joseph Quinlan, who is identified as having been a senior fellow of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Guitar International
March 3, 2011
Gohar Vardanyan Interview: Global Classical Guitar
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview notes that classical guitarist Gohar Vardanyan studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum (Ohio)
March 4, 2011
Bucyrus piano teacher gets degree from Royal Conservatory
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that piano teacher Donna Kurtz received her master's degree from the Peabody Institute in 1963.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
College lacrosse notebook: Positive vibes for Hopkins men
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala is quoted in this sports column about upcoming games.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
W2W4: Syracuse-Virginia highlights big weekend of lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Quint Kessenich, a former JHU men’s lacrosse athlete who now covers the sport for ESPN, comments in this column on Saturday’s game between JHU and Princeton.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
The week ahead in men's college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This column previews Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game, in which JHU will play against Princeton.

Washington Post
March 4, 2011
Matthew Pollack, physician, professor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Pollack was a 1968 graduate of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2011
Robert W. Armacost, antique show organizer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Armacost at one time worked as director of the human communications information center at a department in the School of Medicine.


NBC Nightly News
March 3, 2011
Immigration Laws Blocking Economic Potential?
This video segment featuring Tom Brokaw discusses how foreigners who earn their college degrees in the United States are often forced to leave after graduating, taking their highly specialized and profitable skills to other countries due to U.S. immigration laws.

Inside Higher Ed
March 4, 2011
Perspectives on the Downturn: A Survey of Presidents
Three in 10 private college leaders say their tuition discount rates are "dangerously high."

March 3, 2011
Harvard To Let ROTC Back On Campus
The about-face by Harvard comes just months after a decision by Congress to repeal the military ban on gays serving openly, a policy that had led the university to vote to keep the ROTC away.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 4, 2011
Federal Shutdown Averted, But Some Education Cuts Take Effect
While a newly approved bill will stop a federal government shutdown for at least two weeks, the legislation comes at a price – terminating a long-standing $64 million student financial aid program.

Inside Higher Ed
March 3, 2011
Inoculation Against Stereotype
New research provides evidence that female instructors may be key to encouraging talented female STEM students to stay in those disciplines.

Johns Hopkins University