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U.S. News & World Report Education
March 15, 2011
U.S. News Ranks Best Graduate Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes JHU’s rankings in the graduate school category, including the number one spot for public health; the number three spot for medicine among research-oriented schools and the 26th spot for engineering.

U.S. News & World Report Education
March 15, 2011
Harvard Yet Again Dubbed Top Medical School
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is ranked number three in the “Best Medical Schools for Research” category, behind Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, in this year’s US News & World Report rankings.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Hopkins nursing school moves to No. 1 in U.S. News rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the new U.S. News and World Reports graduate program ranking, mentioned that JHU’s School of Nursing placed first among nursing schools; the School of Medicine placed third and the Whiting School of Engineering placed 26th. The story quotes Martha N. Hill, dean of the nursing school.

CBS News
March 15, 2011
Spent fuel rods add to Japan's nuclear woes
Johns Hopkins angle: This video features Jonathan Links of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director for the Center for Public Health Preparedness discussing the nuclear crisis in Japan in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami there.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
March 14, 2011
Hopkins Expert Heads To Japan To Help
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story focuses on Narutoshi Nakata, a Whiting School assistant professor of civil engineering who is a native of Japan and an earthquake engineering researcher. He will return to Japan in the coming weeks to study how different structures responded to the recent earthquake.

Fox 45 News (Baltimore T.V. Station)
March 14, 2011
Building Inspector to Japan-Melinda Roeder
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story focuses on Narutoshi Nakata, a Whiting School assistant professor of civil engineering who is a native of Japan and an earthquake engineering researcher. He will return to Japan in the coming weeks to study how different structures responded to the recent earthquake.

New York Times
March 12, 2011
Inflation Pressures Grow in China As Consumer Prices Increase 4.9%
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Pieter P. Bottelier, an adjunct professor of China Studies at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2011
Baltimore astrophysicist strengthens 'dark energy' theory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess, who is credited with discovering "dark energy," says he has used the Hubble Space Telescope to disprove a competing explanation for the phenomenon.

New Kerala (ANI)
March 15, 2011
NASA debunks one alternate theory to dark energy
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study, led by Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess that has helped astronomers rule out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy by using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

IT Wire
March 15, 2011
Dark energy: What Hubble says it ain't
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study, led by Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess that has helped astronomers rule out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy by using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 14, 2011
Hopkins Medicine names Frank Burch chair of board of trustees
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine named Frank Burch chairman of its board of trustees.

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2011
Trial lawyer new Hopkins Medicine chairman
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that Baltimore trial lawyer Francis B. Burch Jr. has been elected chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The new item quotes Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

MSN News (HealthDay)
March 14, 2011
Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports on a study led by Wendy Bennett of the School of Medicine that found that an older drug, metformin, is still the best choice for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Third Age
March 14, 2011
Diabetes Drug Metformin Is the Best on the Market, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Wendy Bennett, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine found that metformin, an older drug, is the best choice for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

WebMD
March 14, 2011
Metformin Gets Highest Marks in Diabetes Study
Johns Hopkins angle: WebMD reports on a study led by Wendy Bennett, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine found that metformin, an older drug, is the best choice for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Doctor says more integrated equipment can save lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes Peter Provonost, a School of Medicine professor and patient safety expert.

Washington Post
March 15, 2011
Research suggests that good friends may actually be great medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Carl Latkin, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Education Week
March 15, 2011
Universities Run E-Schools for K-12 Gifted Students
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Patricia Wallace, the senior director of information technology for the Center for Talented Youth.

The Washington Times
March 14, 2011
Police pursue leads in killing of Bethesda clerk, assault of another
Johns Hopkins angle: Montgomery County Police said Monday they have solid leads into the botched robbery attempt in Bethesda this past weekend in which Carey Business School student Jayna Murray was killed and her co-worker sexually assaulted.

WUSA9.com (Washington, D.C.)
March 14, 2011
Police Announce $136K Reward In Bethesda Murder
Johns Hopkins angle: An update report on the investigation surrounding the murder of Jayna Murray, a Carey Business School student. Murray was killed over the weekend in a Bethesda store where she worked.

WUSA9.com (Washington, D.C.)
March 14, 2011
Bethesda Murder Victim Described As A Determined Fighter
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Jayna Murray, the Carey Business School student who was murdered over the weekend in the Lululemon store where she worked in Bethesda.

New York Times
March 13, 2011
Hartford Symphony Seeks to Stay Vital
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Carolyn Kuan, who will become the first female music director in Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 68-year history, did post-graduate work at the Peabody Institute.

Nurse.com
March 14, 2011
Elderly Patients With Chronic Illnesses Benefit from Guided Care
Johns Hopkins angle: A study conducted by researchers at the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that Guided Care, a new form of primary care, reduces the use of health services by chronically ill older adults when compared with regular primary care.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Baltimore man touched lives on historic and personal level
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the late educator and civil rights activist Thomas Edgar Morris Jr. includes comments from his widow, Mellasenah Y. Morris, a concert pianist who is dean of the Peabody Conservatory and deputy director of the Peabody Institute.

Buffalo News
March 15, 2011
Everybody say ‘om’
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about the value of meditation mentions a study led by Katherine MacLean of the School of Medicine.

San Diego Union-Tribune
March 15, 2011
Wound care: Keep it clean and dressed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a recent study by Johns Hopkins University researchers which suggests that when it comes to at least some kinds of skin wounds, infection prevention may depend less upon using the right antibiotic and more upon simply keeping the injury clean.

Vancouver Sun
March 14, 2011
A weighty issue: How much sugar is too much?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about sugar consumption mentions a 2009 study done by researchers from Johns Hopkins which examined the effect of beverages, including soft drinks, fruit drinks, artificially sweetened diet drinks, milk, alcohol and caffeinated drinks. At the start of the study, participants were typically drinking almost 400 calories a day in liquid calories. Sugar-sweetened drinks accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the liquid calories

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 14, 2011
International Fund Raising: It's Not Just About the Money
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, author Jeffrey A. Schoenherr, who formerly was director of the regional and international major-gifts program at the Johns Hopkins Institutions. He now works at Harvard Law.

Daily Record
March 15, 2011
EBDI asking some Hopkins employees to move near hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: The Daily Record reports "A local marketing firm is asking certain employees of the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine if they would be willing to put down roots in the 88-acre area known as Middle East."

Asia Times
March 16, 2011
Insights into China's place in the world
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes David Lampton of SAIS.

Delmarva Now
March 15, 2011
Raising funds critical for area orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra concert that will feature guitarist Meng Su, 22, a student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

New York Observer
March 14, 2011
Writer Austin Ratner 'Jumps' Into Brooklyn Heights Beauty
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ratner is a “Johns Hopkins trained doctor.”

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Navy's Gennaro earns national Rookie of the Week honor
Johns Hopkins angle: A college fencing item in this column states that JHU senior Max Wieder won eight bouts at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional on Saturday to become Johns Hopkins' all-time wins leader in sabre.

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Inside Higher Ed
March 15, 2011
Is Pell Too Big?
As THE deficit crunch threatens to squeeze this bedrock student aid program, even some supporters say time has come to examine its efficiency.

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2011
Undocumented students cheer vote for tuition bill
A bill providing in-state tuition discounts for illegal immigrants just cleared the Maryland Senate on a 27 to 20 vote -- and the issue moves to the House. The bill requires that illegal immigrants live and work in Maryland for three years before they qualify for lower tuition at state colleges and universities.

Inside Higher Ed
March 15, 2011
Tabloid Science
"Scientific Enquirer," research universities' latest effort to counter Congressional criticism of oddly titled projects, aims to explain -- as accessibly as possible -- why such work matters.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2011
Patients Sue Mount Sinai Medical School Over Shortage of Vital Drug
Patients suffering from a rare, life-threatening genetic ailment called Fabry disease have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Genzyme Corporation, accusing the school and the biotechnology company of negligence and of violating the federal Bayh-Dole Act by rationing and withholding a drug that could ease the patients' symptoms or prevent their deaths.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2011
iPads Could Hinder Teaching, Professors Say
Rival tablet PC's foster more interactivity, studies suggest. But students' craving for the Apple devices could matter more.

Boston Globe
March 13, 2011
Clinton announces partnership between State Dept., women's colleges
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced a new partnership between the U.S. Department of State and five prestigious all-female colleges. The Women and Public Service Initiative will bring together the resources of Smith, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, Barnard and Bryn Mawr, with the State Department to increase the participation of women around the globe in public service and political leadership.

Inside Higher Ed
March 14, 2011
How Asian Are Asian Universities?
Campus leaders from Abu Dhabi, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore debate whether institutions should be judged by Western or local criteria -- and whether geography defines higher education.

Johns Hopkins University