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Wall Street Journal
March 10, 2011
The Future of the Euro: A Symposium
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke weighs in on where the euro goes from here.


Forbes.com
March 10, 2011
A Currency Board Linked To Gold
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Steve Hanke, a Whiting School applied economist.


Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
March 11, 2011
The Promise and Peril of Computer Networks
Johns Hopkins angle: On Monday evening, Johns Hopkins University’s Foreign Affairs Symposium will host a panel on cybersecurity. Kast talked today to one of the FAS panelists: Sam Small, an assistant research scientist for the Information Security Institute at JHU.

San Francisco Chronicle (AP)
March 11, 2011
Planet Mercury visible before NASA craft orbits it
Johns Hopkins angle: Ralph McNutt of APL is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Scientific American
March 11, 2011
What Is It? Boning It Up
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story and photo features Norman Barker, associate professor of pathology and art as applied to medicine at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Brew
March 10, 2011
Baltimore cyclists hold vigil and ride to support critically injured biker
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a vigil in honor of Nathan Krasnopoler, a sophomore in the Whiting School who was critically injured while riding his bicycle. Among those quoted is Adam Zeldin, president of Hopkins Cycling, a student organization.

WJZ-TV
March 9, 2011
Vigil Held For Seriously Injured Hopkins Student
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a vigil in honor of Nathan Krasnopoler, a sophomore in the Whiting School who was critically injured while riding his bicycle.

MSNBC.com (Reuters)
March 10, 2011
Scenarios: Few obvious answers to Obama's Libyan dilemma
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer of SAIS is quoted in this Reuters piece.

Nature Medicine
March 7, 2011
Let's get physical: mechanical forces drive a new field of study
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to research led by Denis Wirtz, a Whiting School professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering who also is associate director of JHU’s Institute for NanoBioTechnology.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 11, 2011
Delaware County taking steps to coordinate public-health efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: A year after a Johns Hopkins University study found Delaware County's public-health system lacking in leadership and coordination, the county has been slow to implement many of the study's recommendations, according to this article.

Sify News (ANI)
March 11, 2011
Study finds temperature-sensing role in eyes' light-sensing receptor
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that a study led by Craig Montell of the School of Medicine has discovered that a light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells is also critical for sensing temperature.

Yahoo! News
March 11, 2011
White House seeks child-speech oversight
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Catherine Bradshaw of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Bradshaw was part of a panel taking part in a summit on bullying at The White House yesterday.

Lincoln Journal-Star (Nebraska)
March 10, 2011
Obama: Bullying not inevitable part of growing up
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Catherine Bradshaw of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Bradshaw was part of a panel taking part in a summit on bullying at The White House yesterday.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 11, 2011
Shortages force MD. hospitals to search, pay more for drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: A shortage of certain drugs and antibiotics used for surgeries and treating other serious medical conditions is forcing Baltimore-area hospitals, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to take measures to conserve their drug supplies, or in some cases, seek out necessary medications at a higher cost.

Waterbury Republican-American (Mass.)
March 11, 2011
Gear that protects troops can also cause injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Seattle Times, mentions a Johns Hopkins-led study that found that nearly one-third of all medical evacuations from Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004 through 2007 resulted from musculoskeletal, connective-tissue or spinal injuries.

Phillyburbs.com
March 11, 2011
Well, this concert won't be your typical piano recital, will it?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Josef Burgstaller has performed and taught in 21 states and seven countries around the world, and teaches trumpet and chamber music at the Peabody Institute.

Phillyburbs.com
March 11, 2011
Dryden Ensemble presents ‘Berlin to Paris: High Baroque'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that harpsichordist Barbara Weiss has been on the faculty of the Peabody Institute.

MedIndia
March 11, 2011
Use of Genetic Testing Kits Need Deliberation
Johns Hopkins angle: George Netto of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Daily Yomiuri Online (Japan)
March 11, 2011
Deming well-versed
Johns Hopkins angle: Rust Deming, the newly appointed head of the Office of Japan Affairs at the U.S. State Department, is an adjunct professor of Japanese studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

Tallahassee Democrat
March 11, 2011
College Students Diet Suffering
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about college students’ dieta mentions that according to information posted online by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, breakfast provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
March 10, 2011
Health Blog: A Boston Pediatrician Is Picked to Lead JAMA
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Bauchner becomes JAMA’s 16th editor in its 127-year history, replacing Catherine DeAngelis, who is stepping down July 1 after 11 years at the post to return to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Boston Globe
March 11, 2011
BU medical school doctor to head leading journal
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that current JAMA editor Catherine DeAngelis is returning to the School of Medicine.

Tucson Citizen
March 10, 2011
Science magazine: Military database shows increasing Afghan civilian deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: This USA Today story quotes Gilbert Burnham of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
March 10, 2011
Johns Hopkins happy to get past Manhattan
Johns Hopkins angle: The lacrosse blog item quotes JHU men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
March 10, 2011
Hopkins soccer player Paulucci receives scholarship
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport column reports that Johns Hopkins senior soccer defender Jenn Paulucci became the first female Blue Jays athlete to be awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship since 2002. It notes that Paulucci, is on target to graduate in May with a degree in biomedical engineering.

Baltimore Sun
March 10, 2011
Decent weather could mean record crowd at Face-off Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: This story previews Saturday’s Minolta Face-Off Classic, a lacrosse event at M&T Bank Stadium during which JHU’s men’s team will play against UMBC.

Baltimore Sun
March 10, 2011
Four of the nation's best attackmen will be at Face-Off Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-American goalie Quint Kessenich, and it quotes JHU lacrosse player Chris Boland.

Chestnut Hill Local (Pa.)
March 11, 2011
Brother Hugh Albright, professor (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Albright’s father, William F. Albright, was head of the Department of Semitic Languages at Johns Hopkins University.

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Baltimore Sun (Tribune)
March 8, 2011
Colleges urged to screen more for depression
According to a report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, about a quarter of all students who visited an on-campus health center facility were diagnosed as depressed.

Inside Higher Ed
March 11, 2011
Evolving Higher Ed Hubs
In the global economy, many nations want to be known as a "higher ed hub." Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and several countries in the Middle East are all striving to attract some combination of local and international universities that would make them a regional center for education and research. The theory goes that some of the top student talent from the area may stay at home rather than rushing off to the United States, Britain or elsewhere.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6, 2011
Universities Look Askance as NIH Plans New Way to Promote Their Research
As the NIH fights to create a division to promote commercial use of university research discoveries, one party is curiously reluctant: universities. Groups like the Association of American Universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges have endorsed the goals behind the NIH's proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Science, or Ncats. Universities and their researchers have been far more vocal, however, in criticizing the details of the plan, especially its possible long-term costs.

NYTimes.com
March 10, 2011
Study Finds Academic ‘Coaching’ Boosts Graduation Rates
"The Choice" blog reports on a Stanford University study suggests that undergraduates who receive executive-style “coaching” — including guidance on setting goals and time management — are more likely to remain in college and graduate.


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