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Scientific American
April 28, 2011
Inner Spark: Using Music to Study Creativity
Johns Hopkins angle: Hearing specialist and sax player Charles J. Limb of the School of Medicine says that studying the brain during flights of improvisation may provide new understanding of creativity—as well as insight into the musical genius of John Coltrane.

Scientific American
April 28, 2011
Your Brain on Jazz: Visualizing Creativity
Johns Hopkins angle: This video focuses on the work of Charles Limb of the School of Medicine, who studies how the human brain responds to jazz music.

Wall Street Journal
April 28, 2011
Genentech Fights the Use of Its Own Cheaper Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions Johns Hopkins researchers.

New York Times
April 27, 2011
Test of Eye Drug Is Said to Show Success in Elderly
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Genentech arranged for the lead investigator of this study, Emily W. Gower, a School of Medicine associate professor of ophthalmology, to brief congressional staffers on the results on Tuesday.

NPR
April 28, 2011
Far-Right Parties Gain Ground In European Politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and now a senior fellow at SAIS, is quoted.

HealthScout (HealthDay News)
April 27, 2011
Group Visits With Doctor May Benefit Parkinson's Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports that a study led by E. Ray Dorsey of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that Parkinson’s patients benefit from visiting doctors as a group.

The Washington Post
April 28, 2011
Montgomery County development projects
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University development at Belward Farm in Montgomery County.

Washington Examiner
April 27, 2011
Shady Grove Adventist could double size in new Science City
Johns Hopkins angle: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital has submitted plans to nearly double the size of its campus as part of Montgomery County's highly anticipated Science City development. Adventist, with Johns Hopkins University and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., has submitted preliminary plans for development.

Washington City Paper
April 28, 2011
Congress to Feds: Drive to Work
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Science City.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
April 27, 2011
Novel Hepatitis C Drug Holds Promise: FDA
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story mentions a study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which called for greater efforts to reduce the population of hepatitis C-infected injection drug users.

Baltimore Sun
April 27, 2011
BMA picks local architectural firm for $24M renovation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the renovation of the Baltimore Museum of Art mentions that the museum is adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University campus between the Charles Village and Remington neighborhoods.

Jamestown Sun (North Dakota)
April 28, 2011
Air Force Concert Band coming to Jamestown
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Benjamin Schneider, Jamestown College director of bands and orchestra and assistant professor of music, will guest conduct one musical performance. It states that Schneider holds a master of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Havre de Grace Patch (Maryland)
April 27, 2011
Music Lovers Take Note
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Suzanne Chadwick, a mezzo-soprano and voice instructor, received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in music and vocal performance from the Peabody Institute.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
April 28, 2011
Lockheed, college on front lines of cyber wars
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the first Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which was held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel in March.

Suffolk Times (Long Island, NY)
April 28, 2011
Doctors just didn’t know what ailed Mattituck kid
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a child with an illness mentions he will travel to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in June to participate in a study of Lesch-Nyhan funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Canton Repository (Ohio)
April 28, 2011
Louisville senior’s Timken scholarship worth up to $200,000 over four years
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the scholarship winners is Kristine Duly of Central Catholic High School, who plans to study biology and pre-medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Warwick Advertiser (N.J.)
April 28, 2011
COLLEGE NOTES
Johns Hopkins angle: Howard Joress and Raafay Syed were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

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New York Times - The Choice blog
April 27, 2011
Waiting Lists Have Plenty of Company
Here is a sampling of waiting-list figures from more than 60 colleges and universities that responded to queries from The New York Times’ Choice blog.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 28, 2011
Conference Spurs Participants To Consider Higher Education Diversity Challenges
Inclusivity was the buzzword on Wednesday at the annual Diversity in Higher Education Conference at Duke University. It permeated conversations of modifying higher education to more readily accept non-mainstream cultures, changing what people consider to be the color of the race problem, and making online education and technology more effective for diverse students.

Washington Post
April 27, 2011
UDC spent nearly $500,000 on Sessoms’s residence
Newly released documents from the University of the District of Columbia show the institution has spent $491,405 since April 2007 on repairs and other projects at the president’s residence. The records are being shared as part of a broader review of money spent by and for President Allen Sessoms.

Daily Beast
April 27, 2011
20 Most Useless College Majors
As college seniors prepare to graduate, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine which majors—from journalism to psychology —didn’t pay.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 27, 2011
New Director of MIT Media Lab Talks of Encouraging Openness
This week the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named a new director for its high-tech Media Lab, and its choice, Joi Ito, is someone who says he has learned more from World of Warcraft than from traditional academic institutions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 27, 2011
Texas Could Offer a Stripped-Down Degree for Just $10,000, Commissioner Says
Gov. Rick Perry's call for an inexpensive four-year degree is not as far-fetched as it sounds, said officials at a meeting of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Inside Higher Ed
April 28, 2011
New Leader in European Higher Ed
The first female president of the European University Association has vowed to use her term of office to smash the glass ceiling for women working in higher education.

Inside Higher Ed
April 28, 2011
Virginia Tech to Appeal U.S. Fine Over Response to Shooting
Virginia's attorney general's office announced Wednesday that the state would appeal a $55,000 fine the U.S. Education Department levied against Virginia Tech last month for what the government found to be the university's inadequate response to the mass shooting of students and staff on the campus in April 2007.

USA Today
April 27, 2011
High-schoolers who work less likely to finish college
Students who work more than 15 hours a week in high school show lower rates of college completion, suggests a new study assessing the harm of high school work intensity.

Billings Gazette (Montana)
April 28, 2011
Gazette opinion: Pell makes higher ed accessible to low-income students
Pell grants aren’t exactly a household word in Montana, but the term has received unusual national publicity in the past couple of months as this student aid program became a target of congressional budget cutters.

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