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ASEE Prism (American Society for Engineering Education)
October 2010 Issue
Extra Strength - Engineering offers new insights into diseases and tools to treat them
Johns Hopkins angle: Nicholas Jones, dean of the Whiting School, is quoted in this cover story on the growing importance of biomedical engineering.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2010
Working for food may make it tastier, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a new study conducted by Alexander Johnson, an associate research scientist in the Krieger School’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Michela Gallagher, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience and vice provost for academic affairs at JHU. Johnson is quoted.

Los Angeles Times
November 5, 2010
Rodent of the Week: Food seems tastier when it's hard to get
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School psychologist Alexander Johnson that found that the harder mice worked to get food, the more they enjoyed it.

Irish Independent
November 8, 2010
Food tastes better if you have worked for it
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a study by Krieger School psychologist Alexander Johnson that found that the harder mice worked to get food, the more they enjoyed it.

Express (UK)
November 6, 2010
FOOD TASTES BETTER IF YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Alexander Johnson, a Krieger School psychologist, led a study that revealed that mice preferred food if they had to work harder to get it -- even if that food was low calorie. The study has implications for the treatment of obesity.

MedIndia
November 7, 2010
Study Finds Hard Work Boosts the Taste of Food
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about a study by Krieger School psychologist Alexander Johnson that found that the harder mice worked to get food, the more they enjoyed it.

Health24.com
November 5, 2010
Food tastes better after hard work
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School psychologist Alexander Johnson that found that the harder mice worked to get food, the more they enjoyed it.

BioScholar News
November 5, 2010
Hard work boosts the taste of food: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Alexander Johnson, a Krieger School psychologist, led a study that found that the harder mice worked to get food, the more they enjoyed it, even when the food was low calorie.

New York Times
November 6, 2010
Census Finds Single Mothers and Live-In Partners
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology.

Inventors Digest
November 6, 2010
The Best and the Brightest
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that 2010 Whiting School graduates Leyla Isik, Salina Khushal, Michael Shen and Emilie Yeh accepted third prize in the Collegiate Inventor Competition for an intelligent drill meant for improved orthopedic surgery, a project that they and their teammates developed as biomedical engineering undergraduates.

Irish Times
November 6, 2010
US trade drive in India includes arms and civil nuclear material
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Walter Andersen of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The National (United Arab Emirates)
November 6, 2010
Hearing risk at trackside is not just a lot of noise
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Whiting School research professor James E. West, an acoustician who co-invented the foil electret microphone in the 1960s.

Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2010
Gold-covered nanoparticles might make cancer cells unable to stand the heat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about research conducted by another institution includes comments by Robert Getzenberg, a cancer biologist and urology professor at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 7, 2010
Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a study co-authored by Van L. King, an associate professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and quotes Michael Fingerhood, an associate professor and addiction specialist at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
November 7, 2010
There’s More Than One Way to Apply to College
Johns Hopkins angle: This higher education feature mentions that of the 77 institutions that have contracted with the for-profit company that offers the Universal College Application, more than 50, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Duke, overlap with the Common Application.

Wall Street Journal
November 6, 2010
Twinkle, Twinkle, Giant Star
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review is written by Ann Finkbeiner, who runs the graduate program in science writing at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
November 7, 2010
Playing doctor: Learning about slips of the knife better on 'patients' than patients
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is mentioned in this piece.

Tampa Bay Online (Fla.)
November 8, 2010
Rubio's rock star status carries rewards, risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Segal of the Hispanic Voter Project at Johns Hopkins is quoted in this story.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 7, 2010
Librarians Put Their Trust in Patrons
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Sue Woodson, the associate director of digital collection services at Welch Medical Library at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2010
'Top Model' contestant to walk runway for children's hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming Catwalk for a Cause fashion show, whose proceeds will help support Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Washington Post
November 7, 2010
Mental health is the new antiabortion battleground. But the science is all wrong
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a team of scholars at JHU.

Calcutta Telegraph
November 7, 2010
Pakistanis rue focus shift from Kashmir
Johns Hopkins angle: Hasan Askari, political analyst and visiting professor at SAIS, is quoted in this piece.

Radio Free Asia
November 6, 2010
Post-Election Scenario Unclear
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Catharin Dalpino, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

US News & World Report (HealthDay)
November 7, 2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis may damage more than the joints, according to a study led by Jon T. Giles, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the School of Medicine.

CBC News (Canada)
November 5, 2010
Cell tower radiation harmful to humans: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that in 1978, researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a study on the long-term effects of that radiation exposure and found that it led to several serious health problems.

MedIndia
November 6, 2010
Method to Keep Surgically-Removed Prostate Tissue Alive Developed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a technique to keep normal and cancerous prostate tissue removed during surgery alive and functioning in the laboratory for up to a week has been developed by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, University of Helsinki and Stanford University.

The Washington Post
November 6, 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Competition at U-Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece points to a business competition in which teams from Johns Hopkins participated.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2010
Regional health co-op idea moves ahead
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Brad Herring, a health economist and insurance expert at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Detroit Free Press
November 7, 2010
All worn out? It's enough to make you sick
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Chicago Tribune story is Gerard Mullin, associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

MedIndia
November 6, 2010
Combination Therapy for Osteoporosis Depends on Timing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that new research led by Xu Cao of the School of Medicine uncovered a mechanism that may guide development of better strategies for treatment of osteoporosis.

Voice of America
November 5, 2010
U.S. And Malaysia On Good Terms
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions a partnership between the Government of Malaysia and Johns Hopkins University to build a new medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia.

Malaysia Star
November 6, 2010
Principals must be leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the signing of an agreement on collaboration, affiliation and licensing involving the Academic Medical Centre and Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Arab News (Reuters)
November 7, 2010
Gene test users largely satisfied, survey finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports on a study led by David Kaufman of the School of Medicine that found that most people who have used direct-to-consumer genetic tests bought them to improve their health and say they found the tests easy to interpret, but some do not fully understand their results.

Korea Herald
November 8, 2010
Chinese pianist takes top honor at Isang Yun Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Kim Sung-pil of the Peabody Conservatory of Music shared the fourth-place prize in the 2010 at the Isang Yun Competition, a nine-day piano competition held in South Korea.

Howard County Times
November 5, 2010
Classical Music: Sundays at Three returns
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview notes that Michael Sheppard of the Monument Piano Trio trained at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with piano legends Leon Fleisher and Ann Schein.

The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
November 5, 2010
In Love With Piano
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that Young-ah Tak earned a doctor of musical arts degree from the Peabody Institute, where she studied with pianist, conductor and teacher Leon Fleisher.

Toledo Blade
November 8, 2010
Many fail to heed skin cancer warning signs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that David Kouba received his dermatology training at Johns Hopkins.

Africana Online
November 8, 2010
Health Care is a Human Right
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a report from researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that found that 17,000 children have died unnecessarily in the last twenty years because of lack of adequate healthcare.

NJ.com
November 8, 2010
PCF concert to feature violin 'Music From An Angel'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions renowned violinist Aaron Rosand of the University’s Center for Talented Youth.

Vineland Daily Journal (NJ)
November 6, 2010
ELLISON STUDENTS HONORED
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that Haddon Antonucci of Mays Landing and Neil Menghani of Vineland, both eighth-graders at Ellison School in Vineland, were honored on Oct. 10 by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth.

Scranton Times-Tribune (Pa.)
November 8, 2010
Jonathan Zimmerman: 'The Little Red Schoolhouse'at Albright Memorial Library
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Zimmerman mentions that he earned his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.

Fort Worth Star Telegram (Texas)
November 5, 2010
Rabbi gets a Texas welcome
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Rabbi Gary G. Perras is a JHU graduate.

Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2010
Norfolk State's passing game too much for Morgan State, 37-25
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football roundup mentions that Johns Hopkins’ won its third straight game by defeating Franklin & Marshall 24-9.

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 7, 2010
Aggies win MAC and NCAA berth
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football article states that Johns Hopkins defeated Franklin & Marshall 24 to 9.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2010
Terps win ACC field hockey crown for third straight season
Johns Hopkins angle: A sports digest item reports that JHU’s women’s soccer team, ranked 14th, earned a 3-0 victory over No. 11 Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa., to win its sixth straight Centennial Conference championship and secure the automatic conference bid into the NCAA tournament.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
November 7, 2010
Ursinus field hockey grabs spot in Centennial title game
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in the Centennial Conference, Haverford beat Johns Hopkins in the second game 6-2.


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New York Times
November 7, 2010
Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?
The college-bound population has grown, and so, too, has the number of applications students file, thanks in part to online technology and by colleges recruiting widely and aggressively for ever more applicants.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
November 8, 2010
CareerWISE Web Resource Offers Ph.D. Guidance for Women in Science
Arizona State University researchers have created and launched an online, personal resilience training resource for women in science, technology, engineering and math fields, a resource that aims to increase their persistence in STEM doctoral programs.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
November 8, 2010
Notre Dame President Takes Responsibility for Tragic Death
After the accidental death of a student, the Rev. John I. Jenkins wrote in an open letter to the Notre Dame community that the undergraduate "was entrusted to our care, and we failed to keep him safe. We at Notre Dame — and ultimately I, as president — are responsible."

Washington Post Magazine
November 7, 2010
Gear-head nirvana: U-Md. space center is voted one of nation's ‘most awesome college labs’
The University of Maryland's Space Systems Lab was recently voted one of the top five most "awesome college labs" by Popular Science magazine, and students often go on to work for NASA or companies that develop space exploration products.

Boston.com
November 8, 2010
Colleges aim to revive the humanities
The leaders of many prestigious universities are espousing the humanities, pledging to spend more money beefing up their literature and arts departments and erecting buildings dedicated solely to the besieged disciplines.

Johns Hopkins University