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Baltimore Sun
March 6, 2011
Maryland braces for federal budget cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about proposed federal budget cuts states that JHU and its Applied Physics Laboratory pull in more federal research-and-development dollars than any other academic institution in the country. Quoted is Scott L. Zeger, the university's vice provost for research.

United Press International
March 5, 2011
Potassium may be key to diabetes disparity
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a team of researchers from the School of Medicine found that lower blood potassium levels may be why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than are whites. Quoted is Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, the study leader.

Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2011
Schools weigh the benefits of more classroom time
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander is quoted.

New York Times
March 5, 2011
Child Molester Is Castrated in Plea Deal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes information from Fred S. Berlin, founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at The Johns Hopkins University.

CBS News
March 6, 2011
Spinning for Qaddafi
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Francis Fukuyama of SAIS.

The Washington Post
March 4, 2011
No evidence mayoral control led to D.C. schools' better test scores, report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Baltimore Education Research Consortium, a partnership between the Baltimore school system and researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University.

Wall Street Journal
March 4, 2011
Keeper of the Affirming Flame
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review was written by Brad Leithauser, a poet and novelist who teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Port Stephens Examiner (Australia)
March 7, 2011
Unleash your inner genius
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features Charles Limb of the School of Medicine.

Ivanhoe Newswire
March7, 2011
PARIS: The key to Parkinson's?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ted Dawson of the School of Medicine led a study that found that a protein known as PARIS may be responsible for the most common form of Parkinson's disease.

WTMA Radio (S.C.)
March 7, 2011
Study Discovers New Genes Tied to Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This ABC News Radio story reports that Johns Hopkins researchers were part of a team discovered 13 new genes that increase the risk of heart disease.

MedIndia
March 6, 2011
Anticancer Drugs can be Developed from Chinese Medicinal Plant Extract
Johns Hopkins angle: Jun Liu of the School of Medicine led a study that suggests that a natural product from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant known as thunder god vine could be a starting point for developing new anti-cancer drugs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6, 2011
NRC Plans to Release Revised Doctoral-Program Rankings Soon
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned as one of those that plans "to use the NRC data to improve individual programs and to make strategic decisions about graduate education on their campuses."

Yahoo! News (AFP)
March 7, 2011
New UN envoy for Libya 'to meet all sides'
Johns Hopkins angle: Agence France-Presse reports that Abdul Ilah Khatib holds master’s degrees in economics and communications from SAIS.

Toronto Star
March 7, 2011
Sending condolences when pets die
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ariana Andrade, a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
March 3, 2011
Aging: Hearing Loss Is Common but Often Ignored
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature quotes Frank R. Lin, a School of Medicine assistant professor of otology, who was lead author of the study.

The Washington Post
March 4, 2011
D.C. newcomers searching for their dream home might get a few wake-up calls
Johns Hopkins angle: Alefiyah Mesiwala, 30, a preventive-medicine resident at Johns Hopkins who is doing a rotation in Washington, is mentioned in this story.

All Headline News
March 7, 2011
Rights abuses lead to health "catastrophe" - report
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments by Vit Suwanvanichkij of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2011
The aches and pains of aging
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will answer reader questions on problems and treatments related to aging on Wednesday.

Nanotechwire
March 5, 2011
Glowing Spirals From Chemical Gradients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the work of David Gracias of the Whiting School.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
March 5, 2011
Baltimore Police responds to public concerns in Hopkins student hit while biking
Johns Hopkins angle: Baltimore City Police have released an update in the case of a Johns Hopkins student biker, Nathan Krasnopoler, who was hit by an 83-year-old woman last weekend, after concerns were expressed over the fact that no charges have been filed yet.

Baltimore Jewish Times
March 4, 2011
Prayers For Former Cardin Student In Coma
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about 20-year-old JHU undergraduate Nathan Krasnopoler, who was seriously injured after being struck by a car while he was riding his bicycle.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2011
After 40 years, Glen Arm man looks to part with historic organ
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Roy Wagner, who is seeking a new home for the 1927 Wurlitzer theater organ he restored, attended the Peabody Conservatory.

News Herald (Ohio)
March 7, 2011
Are you ready to save a life? Study shows few bystanders are ready, willing to act
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Myron Weisfeldt, a cardiologist at the School of Medicine.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6, 2011
The Afterlife of Henry James
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “All a Novelist Needs: Colm Tóibín on Henry James,” published by the JHU Press in 2010.

Athens News (Greece)
March 6, 2011
Why it pays to be a man
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Eleni Panariti lectures at SAIS.

Indianapolis Star
March 5, 2011
Rising Star: Brett Lee, Riley Hospital's COO
Johns Hopkins angle: Lee earned a master’s degree in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins University.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
March 7, 2011
Just Folks: Campbelltown woman enjoys singing opera
Johns Hopkins angle: Singer Beverly Hudson studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
March 06, 2011
Kosovan guitarist wins Allentown string competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Kosovan guitarist Petrit Ceku, 25, who won the 15th annual Edwin H. and Lehigh W. Schadt String Competition on Sunday, is a student at the Peabody Conservatory.
The story adds that second place went to Benjamin Beirs, also a student at Peabody.

Edgewater – Davidsonville Patch (Maryland)
March 5, 2011
Harwood's Melinda Clay Could be the Next Annapolis Idol
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that nurse Melinda Clay, who tried out for Anne Arundel County’s Conflict Resolution Center’s “Annapolis Idol” competition, studied at the Peabody Conservatory and sang opera.

Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
March 5, 2011
FSO Preview: A visit to Bohemia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about cellist Zuill Bailey mentions that he studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 4, 2011
St. John’s new choirmaster: Organ spoke on God’s behalf
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Douglas Beck, who was recently hired as an organist and choirmaster at a local church, first came to the state more than 20 years ago while a student at the Peabody Conservatory.

Sun/Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
March 4, 2011
Kennebec Trio to perform for local students
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Linda Theriault, violist, received a degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Discover Magazine Online
March 1, 2011
Open Letter to Congress on Science Funding
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School physicist Satyajit Behari was one of those who signed this letter to Congress.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 4, 2011
UMMS taps Kane for 250 W. Pratt renovations
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Boston Globe
March 6, 2011
Mosquera, Crystal lift Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins University wrestler Reid Mosquera of Andover is back on his feet, fully recovered from a prep school injury.

Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2011
Hopkins men are no match for Princeton in 8-3 defeat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Princeton’s lacrosse team, led by five goals at the half, and easily defeated Johns Hopkins, 8-3, on Saturday before a crowd of nearly 4,000 at Homewood Field. JHU coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Quint Kessenich
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-American goalie Quint Kessenich comments on recent college lacrosse games, including the JHU’s men’s team’s loss to Princeton.

Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2011
Four Maryland players dot Tewaaraton Watch List
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post about athletes who may be considered for the Tewaaraton, which is given annually to the top player in college lacrosse, places Johns Hopkins senior attackman Kyle Wharton on the early list of candidates.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Blast loses 2nd in row, 15-10, falls into tie for first place
Johns Hopkins angle: An men's indoor track and field brief reports that Johns Hopkins senior Brandon Hahn broke the indoor school record in the mile with a time of 4:19.20 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet on Saturday in New York.

Newport News Daily Press
March 5, 2011
CNU women advance to round of 16 after 81-62 win vs. Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s women lost to the team at Christopher Newport University this weekend.

Press Box
March 6, 2011
Princeton Hands Hopkins First Loss Of Season
Johns Hopkins angle: Princeton defeated JHU 8-3.

Syosset Patch (NY)
March 5, 2011
Local Tennis Star Jensen Reiter Signs With Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Reiter recently signed a letter of intent to join the men’s tennis team at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
March 5, 2011
Cyril J. O'Brien, public relations supervisor
Johns Hopkins angle: Cyril J. O'Brien retired in 1983 as supervisor of publications at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, according to this obituary.

Princeton Packet
March 6, 2011
James T. Dwyer, III, 53
Johns Hopkins angle: Dwyer earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and business administration at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2011
Thomas Kenny Carey, teacher
Johns Hopkins angle: In this obituary for Carey, a former high school lacrosse, Carter son says that his father “was eternally grateful to the Johns Hopkins University for the tutoring he received from its coaching staff, and he remained a strong Hopkins fan long after he stopped coaching."

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2011
Shirlee S. Rice, cook, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Rice studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory.

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Washington Post
March 6, 2011
Computer science programs use mobile apps to make coursework relevant
As Virginia Tech and other universities train a new generation of computer scientists, professors are asking students to create programs that address real-life problems, often through handy, smartphone-ready apps. It's a break from traditional coursework such as sorting lists of numbers or re-creating programs that already exist.

Inside Higher Ed
March 7, 2011
Reconciling with Rankings
In the wake of the much-criticized ratings of doctoral programs, the National Research Council convenes college officials to discuss how to move ahead.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 7, 2011
University Presses Are Urged to Work Together to Survive
A new report by the Association of American University Presses takes stock of what publishers are trying and what works in a climate where change is the only constant.

New York Times
March 7, 2011
A Folly That Can Cost a Reputation — or Not
Beneath a surface unanimity of disapproval, the range of responses to plagiarism reveals considerable diversity across cultures and continents.

Wall Street Journal
March 7, 2011
Institutions Scramble to Determine Libya Entanglements
Some academic and other institutions in the U.K. and U.S. are scrambling to determine whether they have received the sort of donations from Libya and the Gadhafi family that led last week to the resignation of the head of one of the U.K.'s most prestigious universities.


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