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Nature.com
September 6, 2010
Aquatic conservation efforts pay off
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is William Ball, an environmental engineer at the Whiting School of Engineering.

Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2010
Down economy means business at area colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Johns Hopkins is launching its Global MBA program this fall. Yash P. Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is quoted.

New York Times
September 4, 2010
Superbroke, Superfrugal, Superpower?
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, columnist Thomas Friedman quotes from a new book by his “tutor and friend” Michael Mandelbaum, a professor of American foreign policy at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Daily Maverick (South Africa)
September 7, 2010
The horror scenario no. 24: Earth's magnetic poles flip completely in the space of a few years
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School earth scientist Peter Olson is quoted in this story.

WYPR
September 6, 2010
Mid-Day With Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Rodricks' guest was Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Johns Hopkins visiting professor Wayne Biddle explains the reality behind the man in his new book "Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race."

New York Times
September 6, 2010
Before Giving Up Hope on Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is written by Martin Aryee, an instructor in the Biostatistics Division, Department of Oncology, at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 3, 2010
Real Estate Weekly: Simon Property closes $2.3B Prime Outlets deal
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that ground was broken last week on a new National Cancer Institute facility on Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville.

Philanthropy Journal
September 7, 2010
Nonprofit jobs in state grew in recession
Johns Hopkins angle: Nonprofit employment in North Carolina grew 4.2 percent a year on average between the second quarter of 2007 and the second quarter of 2007, according to initial analysis of data on 21 states by the Center for Civil Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2010
The age of 'ego media'
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by Melinda Clem, who is identified as having taught at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Online Athens (Ga.)
September 6, 2010
Blueprint: After-school program seeks tutors
Johns Hopkins angle: Last year, Georgia was ranked among 17 states with the lowest overall graduation rates in the country, according to a report released by the Jobs for the Future advocacy group and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
September 7, 2010
Diet, exercise, rest, flu shots can help boost the immune system
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Gerard Mullin, a Johns Hopkins Hospital internist and gastroenterologist.

Reuters UK
September 7, 2010
Magic Mushrooms May Ease Anxiety of Cancer: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the possible therapeutic value of "magic mushrooms" in treating anxiety associated with cancer mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins are also doing studies on this subject.

CNN.com
September 7, 2010
'Magic mushrooms' ingredient may ease end-of-life anxiety
Johns Hopkins angle: Behavioral biologist Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine comments in this story about the use of "magic mushrooms" in treating anxiety in terminal cancer patients.

Lawrence Journal-World and News (Kansas)
September 7, 2010
Report: Magic mushroom ingredient helps cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Roland Griffiths, a behavioral biologist at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this Los Angeles Times story.

Top News (UK)
September 7, 2010
Researchers: Psilocybin can Ease Anxiety and Depression in Terminal Cancer Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Behavioral biologist Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine comments in this story.

Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2010
Muslim 'Day of Dignity' observed in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Imam Hassan Amin, the Islamic chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2010
Concussions a point of emphasis for sports leagues
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about sports-related head injuries refers to recent conference on the topic directed by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The story quotes Robert D. Stevens, a Johns Hopkins neurocritical care physician, and Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Constantine Lyketsos.

Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2010
Prof in '03 plague scare sets off Miami airport shutdown with canister later deemed harmless
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Peter Agre, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nature.com
September 6, 2010
Scientist who did time for shipping plague is questioned over airport luggage
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Peter Agre, head of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

CNN
September 7, 2010
No retirement for these older folks, just work
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features Howard W. Jones, a 99-year-old pioneer of in vitro fertilization who spent his career practicing, teaching and researching at Johns Hopkins University. He retired when he turned 65, but he wasn't ready to quit yet, so he took a job at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and he has been there ever since. He already published one book this year and is working on his second.

WYPR
September 7, 2010
GOP Congressional Primary Appears Competitive
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that Andy Harris is a Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist.

Oshkosh Northwestern.com (Wisconsin)
September 7, 2010
Flu vaccine available, affordable this year
Johns Hopkins angle: Trish Perl of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this USA Today piece.

Nurse.com
September 6, 2010
The Fatigue Factor: Too Many Alarms, Too Little Downtime
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Maria Cvach, assistant director of nursing and clinical standards at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Columbus Dispatch
September 6, 2010
Agriculture system needs overhaul
Johns Hopkins angle: Ellen Silbergeld, an expert on environmental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Ind.)
September 6, 2010
Just like mom?
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Cheskin, an internist at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, is quoted.

The Independent (UK)
September 7, 2010
Food fight breaks out as locavores defend their turf
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dave Love of the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future.

DigTriad.com (North Carolina)
September 6, 2010
Study: Minority, Uninsured Pedestrians Hit By Car More Likely To Die
Johns Hopkins angle: Pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle are much more likely to die if they're uninsured or a member of a racial minority, according to a study led by Adil H. Haider, an assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The National (Abu Dhabi)
September 6, 2010
Dad matters: Children can show us how to loosen up and create
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about creativity mentions that, in 2008, researchers at Johns Hopkins University used MRI equipment to capture snapshots of the brains of jazz musicians while they played, in the hope of understanding more about neural behavior leading up to and during the creative process.


Philippine Daily Inquirer
September 7, 2010
'Profound deprivation’
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Rita Colwell of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MedIndia.com
September 6, 2010
Mutated Protein Linked to Tumour Growth
Johns Hopkins angle: A protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on nerves associated with hearing, as well as cataracts in the eyes has been found by Johns Hopkins researchers led by Duojia Pan of the School of Medicine.

Star Phoenix (Canada)
September 7, 2010
Doctors' view of MMA ill-informed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about injuries in mixed martial arts mentions a 2006 Johns Hopkins University study which found that knockout rates are lower in MMA than in boxing.

Sky Valley Chronicle (WA.)
September 7, 2010
Sultan man's death over the weekend unexplained
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, William P. Bozeman of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was trained at Johns Hopkins.

Billings Gazette (Montana)
September 5, 2010
Lead victims say their health was hurt
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions Sue Moodie of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Richmond Times Dispatch
September 7, 2010
VCU tries to build trust in research
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the case of Henrietta Lacks, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Iran Focus
September 7, 2010
China to build $2bn railway for Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Daily Telegraph piece is Nicklas Swanstrom, the executive director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Fredericksburg.com
September 5, 2010
Summers' tough words for China
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is James Mann of the School of Advanced International Studies.

The Spectator
September 7, 2010
Thomas Friedman: World Actually Quite Mountainous
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions “The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era," written by Michael Mandelbaum of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Sri Lanka Guardian
September 7, 2010
The last Kennedy icon
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that when the Bush administration was preparing to go to war in Iraq without the support of the international community, Senator Kennedy, in a historic speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was the first to argue that Iraq did not pose the type of threat that justified immediate war.

Discovery News
September 6, 2010
Spacecraft to Fly Into the Sun
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, scientists and engineers at the Applied Physics Lab are developing the Solar Probe Plus for NASA. Quoted is Andy Dantzler, Solar Probe Plus project manager

MSNBC News
September 6, 2010
Spacecraft to fly into the sun
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, scientists and engineers at the Applied Physics Lab are developing the Solar Probe Plus for NASA. Quoted is Andy Dantzler, Solar Probe Plus project manager.

Top News (UK)
September 6, 2010
Scientists on a Mission to Make an Aircraft Which Resist Suns’ Temperature
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that engineers and scientists at the Applied Physics Lab are on the mission of developing a Solar Probe Plus for NASA, aiming to keep the spacecraft alive so that it would be able to resist hotter temperature of the Sun.

Huffington Post
September 5, 2010
How to Make an Impact in These Changing Times
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions work being done by Robert Arminger of the Applied Physics Lab.

Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2010
BSO to open season of musical adventure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a Sept. 11 gala concert that will open the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's new season mentions that the event will include performances by Peabody Conservatory guitar students.

Sun News (Suburban Cleveland, Ohio)
September 06, 2010
Berea's Baldwin-Wallace College offers alumni/guest recital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming recital by Dahlia Flute Duo, a performance duo formed at JHU’s Peabody Institute by Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer.

Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2010
Critic's Notebook: CD releases show that some forgotten composers are worth a listen
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music column refers to a boxed set of Asger Hamerick's seven symphonies and Requiem. It mentions that Hamerick, who was born in 1843, studied in Paris with Berlioz and wound up in Baltimore in 1871, heading the Peabody Institute for 27 years.

Washington Post
September 6, 2010
What It Takes: A career inspired by the beauty of great music
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Norman Scribner, founder of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, states that Scribner is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2010
School board candidate Gertler inspires students through math
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Howard County Board of Education candidate David Gertler earned four college degrees, including a master's degree in electrical engineering from JHU.

WA Today (Australia)
September 7, 2010
Beer hall whisper led agent to Hitler's anti-Jewish manifesto
Johns Hopkins angle: Martin Dannenberg attended JHU.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2010
Roethlisberger out as Steelers captain; Dixon to start opener
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college soccer item in this column mentions that freshman Sam Glassman scored the game's only goal as 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins shut out visiting Catholic, 1-0, to win the Blue Jay Classic on Sunday night.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2010
Sixth-ranked Terps rebound to rout Huskies, 5-0, in men's soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: A women's college soccer item in this Sport Digest column notes that Johns Hopkins (2-0) earned a 3-0 victory over host Salisbury in the final contest of the SU Tournament.

Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2010
Castor's field goal enough for McDaniel in 3-0 victory
Johns Hopkins angle: A field hockey item in this column mentions that Field hockey: Sophomore forward Lauriann Parker scored the game-winning goal nearly nine minutes into overtime as visiting St. Mary's defeated Johns Hopkins (0-1), No. 15 in Division III, 2-1.

Press Box
September 6, 2010
Gilman Leaves No Doubt In Rout Of Good Counsel
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Donald Davis and Ritchie Schell both played college football at Johns Hopkins.

ESPN
September 6, 2010
Lacrosse star teaches elementary
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Quint Kessenich, ESPN's lacrosse analyst and former Johns Hopkins goalie.

New York Times
September 4, 2010
Frank C. Garland, 60, Who Connected Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Garland earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1981.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Associated Press
September 6, 2010
Colleges buy land they don't know how they'll use
Some are taking advantage of good sales during a sluggish economy, while others, like Columbia University, are continuing a practice they've done for decades, buying even if the price isn't discounted. The story also quotes the president of nearby Stevenson University.

New York Times
September 6, 2010
In Europe, Fund-Raising Lessons From Americans
Universities across Europe are realizing that their dependence on government funding puts them at a disadvantage.

Bloomberg News
September 7, 2010
Obama Student-Aid Regulations Rile For-Profit Colleges, Spur Letter Blitz
For-profit colleges are enlisting students and teachers to lobby against proposed limits on student aid, and may at times be using misleading tactics, the U.S. Department of Education said.

Inside Higher Ed
September 7, 2010
Wikipedia for Credit
While many professors still distrust the popular encyclopedia, some have joined a new effort in which they will work with students to improve entries.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 6, 2010
The Olive Garden Theory of Higher Education
Should colleges and universities find “innovative ways to skimp on quality”

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 5, 2010
Why Teaching Is Not Job No. 1
Efforts to assess learning often fail because there's little incentive for faculty members to be better teachers. Part of a series on quality.

New York Times
September 5, 2010
College Studies for the Business of Life
To better understand the world in which they will live, students need foundations in economics, statistics, finance and psychology.

Associated Press
September 5, 2010
Start of college can be harder on parents than freshmen
For parents, the letting go is difficult — more so, they and many others say, than it was for parents of college-bound freshmen in decades past.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2010
Zombies lumber into curriculum at University of Baltimore
Zombies are the subject of a new course that is part of a rotation of "interesting, off-the-wall" courses for a new minor in pop culture.


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