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New York Times
March 19, 2011
Editorial: Mission to Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial praises the MESSENGER spacecraft’s voyage to study Mercury, a mission managed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Washington Post
March 19, 2011
Obama seeks to reset relations in economically vital Brazil with newly elected president
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, director of Western Hemisphere Studies at SAIS, is quoted.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
March 20, 2011
Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay News reports on a study, which included researchers at the School of Medicine, which found that children with more severe cases of the skin condition known as eczema are less likely than others to outgrow their milk or egg allergy. Robert A. Wood of the School of Medicine is quoted.

WTMA Radio (SC)
March 21, 2011
Child Allergic to Milk? They May Grow Out Of It
Johns Hopkins angle: A study that included researchers at Johns Hopkins found that many infants outgrow their allergies to milk, according to this ABC News Radio report.

Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2011
Amid Nuclear Fears, Some Facts
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Links, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.


Shreveport Times (LA)
March 18, 2011
What you should know about radiation before popping potassium iodide pills
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Jonathan Links of the Bloomberg School of Public Health says that potassium iodide can cause serious side effects, so people should take it only in a real nuclear emergency.


New York Times
March 20, 2011
Virtual Visitation Rights
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy.

USA Today
March 20, 2011
Hearing loss ‘incredibly common’ as Boomers grow older
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about hearing loss in Baby Boomers mentions that a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins reported 63% of those over 70 had mild to severe impairment.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 21, 2011
A puzzling study of elders
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that new research from a team at JHU and Drexel University found that older people who live in bad neighborhoods may have poorer cognitive function - but only if they have a specific form of gene.

United Press International
March 19, 2011
Guided care reduces costs of elderly care
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a study led by Chad Boult of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that elderly patients who get guided care -- a new form of primary care -- use fewer expensive services than those with regular primary care.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Potassium may be the key in fending off diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on research led by Hsin-Chieh “Jessica” Yeh, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine.

MedIndia (ANI)
March 20, 2011
Scientists Identify Possible Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Melanoma
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers at the School of Medicine and Boston University’s School of Medicine have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 21, 2011
Treating and managing nerve pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that Steve Cohen of the School of Medicine will conduct a live chat on Wednesday with readers about nerve pain, including neuralgia, nerve damage, sciatica and diabetic neuropathy.

Edmonton Sun (Canada)
March 21, 2011
Hot under the collar
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about dealing with children’s fevers mentions a Children’s Center study that found that many parents still have “fever phobia.”

New York Times
March 20, 2011
A Rising Nanjing Thrives on Youth and Art
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that a branch of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies operates in China.

Top News
March 19, 2011
Stem Cell Research Helps Mental Illness Discoveries
Johns Hopkins angle: Guo-li Ming of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story reporting that scientists at Johns Hopkins University may have found an important technique that reprograms cells to treat mental illnesses.

The Washington Post
March 19, 2011
In Bethesda homicide case, concern shifts from street crime to workplace violence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Glenda Nelson, a friend of Jayna T. Murray, the victim of a murder in Bethesda store which sells athletic clothing. Nelson said she met Murray in a communications class at The Johns Hopkins University.

Common Language Project
March 20, 2011
I Will Not Get Kidnapped in Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This first-person story was written by Jenny Asarnow, who is part of SAIS’s International Reporting Project.

Washington Examiner (AP)
March 20, 2011
Education conference set March 30 in Randolph, Vt.
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that Joyce Epstein, director of the Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the keynote address at an education conference being planned at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont on March 30.

Al Jazeera
March 21, 2011
A look back at 8 years of war in Iraq
Johns Hopkins angle: This analysis mentions a 2006 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University published in the Lancet medical journal which found that in just over three years there were 654,965 "excess Iraqi deaths as a consequence of the war", with Iraq's death rate more than doubling due to gunfire – the leading cause of mortality – as well as lack of medicine and clean water.

The Tennessean
March 20, 2011
Tennessee organic farmer worries corporate chicken farm will harm area
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Keeve Nachman, director of the Farming for the Future program with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 20, 2011
Haley Barbour tests waters in Iowa
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Robert Guttman, head of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Politics and Foreign Relations.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2011
Want to buy a public TV station?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that in 2002, The Johns Hopkins University sold the license of radio station WJHU (88.1 FM) to a nonprofit local group headed by Anthony Brandon. The piece quotes Dennis O'Shea, who as executive director of communications and public affairs at the university ran WJHU during the transition to WYPR.

Toronto Star
March 20, 2011
UFC among sports grappling with concussion issue
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Johns Hopkins study.

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
March 19, 2011
Pianist Awadagin Pratt says the audience's joy is the key to his job
Johns Hopkins angle: Pratt earned degrees in piano, violin and conducting at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Hilary Hahn to present benefit in Baltimore for Japanese relief efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post about a Baltimore benefit concert for Japan planned by violinist Hilary Hahn mentions that she will be joined by Suzuki students from the Peabody Preparatory.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2011
Another pileup of musical events competing for your attention on Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog item refers to a concert featuring Peabody Conservatory musicians Michael Formanek, Courtney Orlando and David Smooke.

South Florida Classical Review
March 21, 2011
Peled and Goldstein bring raw emotion to varied program
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post discusses a concert featuring cellist Amit Peled, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory, and pianist Alon Goldstein, who studied with Leon Fleisher at Peabody.

Morning Sun (Pittsburg, Kansas)
March 20, 2011
PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Pianist Walters eagerly embraces a busy travel and performance schedule
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that pianist Teresa Walters earned her doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory.

Worcester Telegram (MA)
March 21, 2011
Doherty grad plays role for US in Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Beth Leonard, 48, director of West African Affairs for the U.S. State Department, received a master's degree in international relations with an emphasis on African studies from SAIS.

Frederick News-Post
March 21, 2011
Frederick resident devotes time to helping Cambodia
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ted Nieman works at APL.

Frederick News-Post
March 21, 2011
Engineering program looking for students, sponsors
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a story about JHU’s Engineering Innovations program, which will be offered this summer in Frederick County.

Change.com
March 19, 2011
Drugs in Animal Feed Pose Dire Human Health Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about drugs in animal feed mentions that according to a new paper, Johns Hopkins scientists and representatives from Animal Welfare Approved agree that if livestock are getting their antibiotic treatments through food, certain animals may be getting too much of a drug (or too little if the animal is legitimately ill).

Syracuse.com
March 19, 2011
Syracuse University men's lacrosse team set to renew its annual clash of styles with John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A preview of Saturday’s match between JHU and Syracuse in men’s lacrosse.

Syracuse.com
March 20, 2011
X marked the spot of Syracuse University lacrosse team's biggest pain but ultimate gain
Johns Hopkins angle: Top-ranked Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team defeated the Blue Jays 5-4 15 seconds into the second overtime period Saturday night in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse.com
March 21, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Tommy Palasek had best game of season vs. former team
Johns Hopkins angle: The Post-Standard reports that one bit of good new for the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s offense in the wake of its 5-4 two-overtime victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday night was the performance of junior attackman Tommy Palasek. Palasek used to play for the Blue Jays.

Syracuse.com
March 19, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse team supplies magic again in OT via Stephen Keogh game-winner
Johns Hopkins angle: The Orange beat No. 9 Johns Hopkins 5-4 on Saturday night before a crowd of 8,241 in the Carrier Dome.

Watertown Daily Times (NY)
March 20, 2011
Orange escapes with OT victory
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Syracuse Orange beat JHU in men’s lacrosse 5-4 on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome at SU.

Lax Power
March 20, 2011
#1 Syracuse Slips Past #9 Hopkins in Double OT
Johns Hopkins angle: Syracuse beat JHU in men’s lacrosse 5-4 on Saturday night in Syracuse.

Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins falls to Syracuse in double overtime
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally in the Syracuse Post-Standard, reports that the Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse team defeated JHU by a score of 5-4 victory on Saturday night before a crowd of 8,241 in the Carrier Dome.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Blye, Farrell help No. 8 Terps defeat Saint Joseph's, 11-4, in lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college lacrosse item in this column reports that host Harvard outscored Johns Hopkins by six goals in the second half en route to a 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Matt Ward
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog interview with former Virginia All-American attackman Matt Ward includes several comments about the play of JHU’s men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2011
Elsie Entwisle, retired Hopkins administrator, dies at 84
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Entwisle was a retired senior departmental administrator at The Johns Hopkins University. The piece quotes Roger McMacken, a former chairman of the Biochemistry Department at Johns Hopkins.
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New York Times
March 21, 2011
Gains, and Drawbacks, for Female Professors
When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged 12 years ago that it had discriminated against female professors in "subtle but pervasive" ways, it became a national model for addressing gender inequity. Now, an evaluation of those efforts shows substantial progress - and unintended consequences.

Inside Higher Ed
March 21, 2011
'U.S. News' Pulls Some of Its Engineering Rankings
U.S. News & World Report announced on Friday that it is pulling some of its rankings of engineering programs due to "several database errors." The previous year's rankings will remain in place, the magazine said.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 21, 2011
Experiment Tricked Graduate-Program Officials in Fruitless Search for Political Bias
In an innovative study that pushed the boundaries of research ethics, scholars posed online last fall as potential applicants to graduate programs to determine if graduate-study directors would betray ideological or political bias in responding to their e-mail.

Inside Higher Ed
March 21, 2011
(Liberal) Academic Self-Selection
Two new studies suggest that bias is not the reason professors tend to lean left. But don't expect the debate to end.

USA Today
March 18, 2011
How to maintain a healthy vegetarian diet on campus
College students are concerned enough when it comes to campus fare. Unless they have a decent cafeteria or plenty of other eating options, they have to get a little creative. That being said, it’s doubly hard for vegetarian or vegan students with balanced diets on the brain. Here are some tips.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 18, 2011
Education Dept. Clarifies Rules on Incentive Compensation, Credit Hour, and Distance Education
The tighter federal restrictions on paying incentives to admissions recruiters that take effect in July will not prohibit deans and presidents from encouraging prospects to attend their institution or bar colleges from using outside companies to help them locate, advise, and recruit students via the Internet or other means, according to assurances provided this week by the Education Department.

New York Times
March 21, 2011, 9:06 am
Questions for the Author of ‘Crazy U’
Since its publication earlier this month, “Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College,” has been the subject of much buzz within the admissions world — and outside it, too.

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