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Wall Street Journal
March 28, 2011
The Secret to Fighting Infections: Dr. Peter Pronovost says it isn't that hard. If only hospitals would do it
Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a safety checklist developed by Peter Pronovost, medical director for Johns Hopkins University's Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care.

San Francisco Chronicle
March 29, 2011
Obama spells out middle ground in Libya war
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
March 28, 2011
Critical (Re)thinking: How ICUs are getting a much-needed makeover
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Pamela Lipsett, president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and co-director of the surgical ICU at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

PsychCentral
March 29, 2011
Genetic Link to Suicide Attempts
Johns Hopkins angle: Virginia L. Willour, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story reporting on a new study of people with bipolar disorder that suggests genetic risk factors may play a prominent role in the decision to attempt suicide.

New Kerala (ANI)
March 29, 2011
Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a new study, led by Virginia Willour of the School of Medicine, that suggests that genetic risk factors may play a big role in the decision to attempt suicide.

Marketplace
March 29, 2011
New implants make vision possible
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this public radio program is Gislin Dagnelie of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
The "Future of Teaching" discussion at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This education blog post calls attention to an April 25 Johns Hopkins School of Education panel discussion on the future of teaching.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 28, 2011
Howard Co. General to host March 31 job fair
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Howard County General Hospital is a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Huffington Post
March 29, 2011
Airport Scanners Radiation Risk 'Extremely Low,' Independent Research Shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the safety of airport full body scanners mentions that experts at APL vetted the machines for safety.

Charlotte Observer (NC)
March 29, 2011
Testimony to put spotlight on N.C. cancer clusters
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, in Bynum, a small community in Chatham County, scientists at Johns Hopkins University found a disproportionately high death rate due to cancer associated with organic contaminants in their drinking water.

Bennington Banner
March 29, 2011
Award-winning surgeon will address SVC grads
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will give the 84th Commencement address at Southern Vermont College at the May 7 ceremony.

ConcertoNet.com
March 29, 2011
Johannes Brahms: Works for Cello and Piano
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of a new CD by Zuill Bailey on cello and Awadagin Pratt on piano mentions that Pratt was a ”triple threat” at the Peabody Conservatory, earning diplomas in piano, violin, and conducting.

La Crosse Tribune (Wisconsin)
March 27, 2011
Marking, Roberdeau offer salute to Broadway
Johns Hopkins angle: The concert preview states that baritone Steve Marking earned a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC)
March 29, 2011
Littlejohn selected MHIRT at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Lauren Littlejohn has been selected, via a competitive process, to participate in the Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training Program (MHIRT) at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing sponsored by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Forgarty International Center.

PressBox Online
March 28, 2011
Hopkins' Win Highlights Local Lax Weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s men’s lacrosse team beat UVa’s 12-11 last weekend.

Washington Post
March 28, 2011
Mavis B. Marks, doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Marks received a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1980.

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Inside Higher Ed
March 29, 2011
Mental Health, Top of Mind
Student affairs officials discussed behavioral intervention teams, suicide prevention programs and other sobering realities at annual convention Monday.

New York Times
March 29, 2011
Dual-Degree Programs Are Gathering Steam
America is trying to catch up with the global drive for academic collaboration.

U.S. News & World Report - College Admissions Insider Blog
March 28, 2011
The College Costs Guessing Game
Families of all means find themselves in search of assistance as college costs mount and personal liquidity diminishes.

NPR Morning Edition
March 28, 2011
Behind The Scenes: How Do You Get Into Amherst?
Admissions committees at selective colleges sometimes have to plow through thousands of applications to choose the members of next year's freshman class. The committee at Amherst College in Mass., will accept only 1,000 of the more than 8,000 students who applied.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 25, 2011
College of Notre Dame adds majors to prep for university status
As the College of Notre Dame of Maryland gets ready to become a university, it has added several new undergraduate majors and graduate programs to accommodate more students and a changing job market.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
Towson University provost appointed as its interim president
Marcia G. Welsh, who has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2009, will serve as Towson University's interim president after the departure next month of Robert L. Caret.

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