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Voice of America
March 15, 2011
Nuclear Crisis in Japan Raises Worries About Radiation Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is conducted with Jonathan Links of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Links is an expert in radiation health sciences.

USA Today
March 16, 2011
Radiation risk from Japan puts prevention plans to test
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes information from Jonathan Links of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

International Business Times
March 16, 2011
Researchers Rule Out Alternate Dark Energy Theory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a research team led by Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess has ruled out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy after recalculating the expansion rate of the universe with the help of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

MSNBC.com
March 15, 2011
Excitement Builds as NASA Spacecraft Nears Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: MESSENGER mission operations manager Andrew Calloway of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is quoted in this story, reporting that the spacecraft that has been cruising through space for more than six years is poised to arrive at Mercury tomorrow.

Sify (India))
March 16, 2011
Insulin-releasing switch found
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on a study led by Mehboob Hussain of the School of Medicine, which has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation of this process.

Food Safety News
March 16, 2011
Paper: Medicated Feed Poses Risks for Humans
Johns Hopkins angle: David Love, project director of Johns Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future, is quoted in this story reporting on a paper published this month in Environmental Health Perspectives.

MedIndia
March 16, 2011
Severity Of Parasitic Infection Proportionate To Nerve Cell Damage
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Yolken, a neurovirologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, is quoted in this story about a new study that found that the severity of infection from Toxoplasma gondii could depend on the damage suffered by the nerve cells.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Mayor voting on deals with husband's employer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has voted to approve more than $900,000 in deals with Johns Hopkins since her husband began working for one of its divisions late last year — a possible violation of the city ethics code. It states that Ken Blake began working as an intake coordinator with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in December.

Yahoo! News
March 16, 2011
Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign Is Helping Bullies
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the Johns Hopkins University Pathways program, which attempted to improve the diets and increase the activity levels of Native American children in three states, while educating their families about health and nutrition.

Radar Redux (Baltimore)
March 15, 2011
It’s a Siskin! Interview with Miss Julie Director Kelly Chuang
Johns Hopkins angle: Through the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Arts Program, senior English and biology major Kelly Chuang directed a production of "Miss Julie," by August Strindberg. This publication conducts a Q & A interview with the student director.

NPR Blogs
March 15, 2011
Shots: Dems To GOP: Show Us Your Health Insurance
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Rep. Andy Harris is on leave from his job as an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Journal Times (Wis.)
March 16, 2011
Exhausted? Feeling really tired can threaten your health
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Mullin of the School of Medicine is quoted in this Chicago Tribune story.

Baltimore City Paper
March 16, 2011
Letters to the Editor: Check Out the New Digital Library
Johns Hopkins angle: Brian Shields, communications and marketing manager for the Sheridan Libraries, wrote this letter.

Baltimore City Paper
March 16, 2011
According to Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story about Baltimore City mayoral hopeful Otis Rolley is Fred Puddester, senior associate dean in the office of finance at the Krieger School.

Gazette (Md.)
March 16, 2011
Clerk slain in Bethesda
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on Jayna Troxel Murray, the 30-year-old Johns Hopkins Carey Business School student who was murdered last weekend in the Bethesda clothing store where she worked.

Longview News-Journal (Tex.)
March 16, 2011
Meatout day explores benefits of vegetarian diet
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University is among various organizations (including The American Cancer Society) that promote meat-free eating.

Delaware County Daily Times (Pa.)
March 16, 2011
Health Dept. proponents approach county council
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references a study done in 2009 by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 16, 2011
Medical tourism pushed as economic salve for Las Vegas
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned in this story about medical tourism.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2011
Harris Corp. to manage imaging content for Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Florida information technology firm Harris Corp. has entered into an agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine to develop a system to manage the medical system's X-rays, mammograms and other medical imaging.

Arizona Republic
March 12, 2011
'Rhythms of the Earth' at Symphony Hall in Phoenix
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Joseph Young, assistant conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, mentions that Marin Alsop, music director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, created a fellowship for Young in Baltimore, where he completed graduate studies at the Peabody Institute.

PhillyBurbs.com
March 11, 2011
Well, this concert won't be your typical piano recital, will it?
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that Josef Burgstaller teaches trumpet and chamber music at the Peabody Institute.

Gazette (Montgomery County, Md.)
March 16, 2011
Nearly two dozen Montgomery County students recognized for community service and academic performance
Johns Hopkins angle: Twenty-three Montgomery County Public Schools students have been recognized for their community service and academic excellence with college scholarships from a fund named after Children’s Center neurosurgeon Ben Carson, this article states.

Explore Baltimore County
March 16, 2011
10 North County students named Carson Scholars
Johns Hopkins angle: Ten North County students have been named 2011 Carson Scholars and each will receive a $1,000 college scholarship at a banquet April 10, this story reports.

Dallas Morning News
March 15, 2011
Coppell High student wins national honors for AP math, science performance
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Mitu Bhattatiry has taken distance-learning courses through JHU.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Cabral to be honored at halftime of MISL title game
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college basketball item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins senior forward Lyndsay Burton was named to the D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic first team.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Joel A. Carrington, city school administrator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Carrington earned a master's degree in education in 1954 from The Johns Hopkins University. It also notes that he was affiliated with the university’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Delaware Wave
March 16, 2011
Virginia Layfield remembered
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Layfield held a Bachelor of Science in business from The Johns Hopkins University.


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Inside Higher Ed
March 16, 2011
An Investigation Abandoned
A U.S. civil rights commission has ended its inquiry into private colleges' admissions preferences for men -- and use of Title IX -- citing concerns about data quality. Johns Hopkins was among the 19 colleges under investigation.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 15, 2011
Tokyo's Universities Shut Down Amid Radiation Fears
Students and professors have gone home as rolling blackouts are imposed and technicians at a nuclear plant 160 miles away struggle to prevent a meltdown.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
March 16, 2011
Maryland Immigrant In-state Tuition Bill Advances
A measure allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates in Maryland has passed the Maryland Senate.

New York Times
March 16, 2011
Loan Study on Students Goes Beyond Default Rates
The Institute for Higher Education Policy says that two out of five student loan borrowers were delinquent at some point in the first five years after they started repaying their loans.

Washington Post
March 16, 2011
Spat over study room leads to George Mason student’s arrest
A disagreement between two students about who had dibs on a study room in a George Mason University library led to a felony abduction charge against a senior and a vigorous Internet campaign to clear his name.

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