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Globe & Mail (Canada)
March 23, 2011

Canadian geneticist earns top medical honour for Huntington’s research
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Black, a researcher at Bloomberg School of Public Health, has won the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for determining zinc can play a major role in treating and preventing diarrhea, a significant breakthrough that can save the lives of countless children, particularly in developing countries.

CBC News (Canada)
March 23, 2011
Gairdner prizes honour medical discoveries
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Robert Edward Black of the Bloomberg School of Public Health has won the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for the discovery that zinc can both treat and prevent diarrhea, an infectious disease that takes the lives of 1.3 million children each year worldwide.

Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2011
Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in children
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Christa Fischer Walker of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.

Sify (ANI)
March 23, 2011
Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study led by Christa Fischer Walker of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.

Washington Post
March 22, 2011
On Leadership: Ending the energy-policy game
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses the leadership qualities necessary to successfully cut through the political barriers and unite the country around forging a real U.S. energy policy.

Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2011
Comatose bicyclist's family sues 83-year-old driver for $10 million
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the family of comatose Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler is suing for $10 million the 83-year-old driver of a car that struck the student while he was bicycling near the Homewood Campus.

WTOP Radio (AP)
March 23, 2011
Injured cyclist's family sues car driver for $10M
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that the family of comatose Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler is suing for $10 million the 83-year-old driver of a car that struck the student while he was bicycling near the Homewood Campus.

Maryland Daily Record
March 23, 2011
Lawyers for Hopkins student hit by car file $10M suit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the family of Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the car that struck Krasnopoler last month.

CNN
March 23, 2011
Explosions rock Libyan capital; opposition seeks 'heavy' weapons
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Fouad Ajami is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2011
Fouad Ajami: Obama's Holbrooke Moment
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 23, 2011
Child Quake Survivors Relive Trauma as Radiation Adds to Fear
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg story is Joseph Bienvenu, a psychiatry professor at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Mobile technology will help manage diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that Johns Hopkins joined five other universities in sharing $1.3 million in McKesson Foundation money to study how mobile technology can help patients manage diabetes. The post includes information from Lawrence Cheskin, associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

All Headline News (IRIN)
March 23, 2011
Antiretrovirals reduces HIV transmission in discordant couples - study
Johns Hopkins angle: This IRIN story reports on a study led by Steven Reynolds of the School of Medicine, which found that antiretroviral treatment significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission between married couples where one partner is infected and the other is not. The study was conducted in Uganda.

Maryland Daily Record
March 22, 2011
$300K incentive on tap for brain institute
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the city Board of Estimates is expected to vote Wednesday on a request to use $300,000 in state general obligation bonds to help a private brain research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University hire 60 employees in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Treating and managing nerve pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This item calls attention to a live online health chat that will be conducted by the Sun at noon today. The chat is with Steven Cohen, an associate professor and researcher with School of Medicine.

AOL Health
March 22, 2011
Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Food Allergies in Children
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert A. Wood, the head of the pediatric allergy and immunology department at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story about a new study that found that kids who suffer from bad eczema are more likely to have milk and egg allergies that last beyond childhood.

Northeast Booster (Baltimore County)
March 23, 2011
Acclaim grows for Matthew Porterfield after release of 'Putty Hill'
Johns Hopkins angle: Porterfield teaches screen writing and film production at Johns Hopkins University.

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri)
March 23, 2011
City Council asked to set the pace for civility
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this brief article, Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni will give a presentation about civility in Springfield in mid-April.

Greencastle Banner-Graphic (Indiana)
March 23, 2011
Mark McCoy appointed dean of DePauw School of Music
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that McCoy holds an M.M. degree in music education with an emphasis in wind conducting from the Peabody Conservatory.

All Facebook
March 22, 2011
Can Facebook Help Children Of Divorce?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Staunton News-Leader (Virginia)
March 23, 2011
BRCC teacher chosen as veterinary technician of the year
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press report, Susan Knipp worked for 19 years as a research technician at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins not fretting about disputed no-goal call
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post quotes JHU men’s lacrosse Coach Dave Pietramala.

Syracuse.com
March 23, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse team seniors boast 51-6 record overall, 7-2 in overtime
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about SU’s men’s lacrosse team mentions last Saturday’s victory (5-4) over the Blue Jays.

Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2011
Elizabeth S.E. Moran, conservationist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Moran earned a master's degree in information systems from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Research dollars spur call to merge UMB, College Park
Maryland could boast one of the top 10 research universities in the country, simply by establishing a formal bond between programs that already exist. That's the message Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is pushing after he proposed Monday that the state university system study a merger between its Baltimore and College Park campuses.

New York Times
March 22, 2011
Giving Literature Virtual Life
Today's students are among the first generation of undergraduates at dozens of colleges to take humanities courses — even Shakespeare — that are deeply influenced by a new array of powerful digital tools and vast online archives.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 23, 2011
Vice President Biden Announces Plan To Enlist Nation’s Governors for College Completion Campaign
Vice President Joe Biden announced an administration plan to enlist governors into pushing their states to boost college graduation rates while providing millions in financial incentives for colleges to do the same.

Inside Higher Ed
March 23, 2011
Can You Own a Color?
Syracuse has run into a roadblock in its attempt to trademark the word "orange" -- the seven other universities that use the color, too.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 23, 2011
Judge Rejects Settlement in Google Books Case, Saying It Goes Too Far
The judge urged the parties to consider revising the settlement, however, and suggested an approach that would ease his major concerns about copyright.



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