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Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2011
Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story are Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School political science professor emeritus, and Daniel Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

ABC2 News (WMAR-TV Baltimore)
July 29, 2011
Spaghetti bridges hold up to the weight while introducing engineering to high school students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a spaghetti bridge contest sponsored by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program and held at Eastern Technical High School in Essex. Video is included.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2011
Students build spaghetti bridges
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a short article and an online video concerning the spaghetti bridge competition conducted at Homewood on Friday by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program.

Essex-Middle River Patch
July 30, 2011
That's Using Your 'Noodle:' Eastern Tech Takes Third in Engineering Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a spaghetti bridge contest sponsored by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program. Quoted is Michael Karweit, academic director.

Rockville Patch
July 29, 2011
VIDEO: Spaghetti Bridge Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a short article and an online video concerning the spaghetti bridge competition conducted in Montgomery County on Friday by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program.

Frederick News-Post
July 30, 2011
The spaghetti test: Young engineers-in-training compete
Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a spaghetti bridge contest sponsored by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program at Tuscarora High School.

Ventura County Star (Ca.)
July 29, 2011
High school students compete in a ‘bridge-breaking’ competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a spaghetti bridge contest in Thousand Oaks, Calif., sponsored by the Whiting School’s Engineering Innovation program.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 20100
Hopkins team helps children with face-saving surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the foundation established by Patrick J. Byrne, director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at School of Medicine. Kim Prey, a nurse with Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center at Green Spring Station, also is quoted.

New York Times
July 29, 2011
A Drug for Down Syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this New York Times Magazine feature is Roger Reeves, a professor at the Institute for Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Forbes.com
July 31, 2011
Private companies own your DNA – again
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is written by Steven Salzberg, a School of Medicine professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine.

CNN
July 29, 2011
Hezbollah: Party of fraud
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Matthew Levitt, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Detroit Free Press
July 30, 2011
Scary sicknesses lurk in our backyards; here's how to cut your risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this USA Today story is Diane Griffin, professor of microbiology and immunology at Bloomberg School of Public Health.

14News (Indiana)
July 30, 2011
Shootings spark interest in spotting the violence-prone
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story quotes Thomas Wise, a professor in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department of the School of Medicine.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 1, 2011
FDA's approval of Pradaxa has given patients another choice for treating A-fib
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment by Hugh Calkins, an electrophysiologist in Johns Hopkins University's Heart & Vascular Institute.

Forbes blogs’
July 29, 2011
Navigating The Streets Of Pleasure: An Interview With David J. Linden
Johns Hopkins angle: Linden, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, discusses his book, “The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning and Gambling Feel So Good.”

News.Az (Azerbaijan)
July 30, 2011
Sargsyan’s words strengthened Azerbaijan's argument
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A interview is with Gareth Jenkins, non-resident Turkey expert at JHU”s School of Advanced International Studies.

Med India
July 29, 2011
Repairing Aneurysms with a Stent During Minimally Invasive Surgery Prevents Recurrence
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Alex Coon, assistant professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology and director of endovascular surgery at the School of Medicine.

Montana Standard
August 1, 2011
Peace Corps volunteers reunite in Butte
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Robert Kelly earned a doctorate in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.

PsychCentral
August 1, 2011
Depression Increases Eye Risk in Diabetics
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Todd Brown, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the School of Medicine.

American Medical Association News
August 1, 2011
Simple things that make a difference to patient safety
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column mentions the patient safety checklist invented by patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 1, 2011
College of Southern Nevada part of national nursing study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Raleigh News & Observer
August 1, 2011
A dedication to dog shows
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Maggie Kneifel will attend Johns Hopkins this fall.

Gazette Virginian
August 1, 2011
Marker recognizes Clover woman's contribution to science
Johns Hopkins angle: A historical highway marker memorializing the legacy of Henrietta Lacks – a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s -- was dedicated Friday morning at St. Matthew Baptist Church near Lacks’ final resting place, the article reports.

Weston Town-Crier (Mass.)
July 31, 2011
Weston resident awarded Medical Alumnus Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Menelaos A. Aliapoulios of Weston was awarded the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Dean Edward D. Miller on June 10, this piece reports. Aliapoulios earned his doctorate at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 1, 2011
This Monday, go meatless
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that the Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2011

Bar owners hope Station North shooting doesn't drive patrons away
Bar owners hope Station North shooting doesn't drive patrons away
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that last July Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn was fatally stabbed in the 2600 block of St. Paul Street in Charles Village.

The Armenian Weekly
July 31, 2011
Three Interns Work at FAR Children’s Support Center in Yerevan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Tatevik Khoja-Eynatyan is studying at JHU’s Peabody Institute for a graduate performance degree in percussion, and has already received degrees in percussion and musicology from the same institution.

Maryland Daily Record
August 1, 2011
On the Move, 8/1: Wiseman elected chair of Harford Chamber of Commerce
Johns Hopkins angle: This news roundup states that Mark Katlic, M.D., has been named chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Katlic earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 1, 2011
Bays Chelsea U-19 boys win national title
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports roundup notes that the 2011-12 U.S. women's lacrosse national senior team roster will include Johns Hopkins midfielder Katie Schwarzmann.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2011
Martha Roseman, Hopkins associate dean, dies

Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary describes Roseman as a retired Johns Hopkins University associate dean of academic advising who was recalled as a "grandmother" for those at the Homewood campus. It also mentions that her husband of nearly 70 years, Saul Roseman, retired chairman of the Krieger School’s Department of Biology, died July 2.


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Inside Higher Ed
August 1, 2011
Short-Term Stability, But ...
A last-minute compromise debt deal appears to have kept Pell Grants largely intact, but leaves plenty of uncertainty going forward.

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Ticker blog
July 31, 2011
Debt-Ceiling Deal Provides $17-Billion for Pell Grants
But that may prove to be a temporary reprieve as student-aid programs could be at risk of cuts in the near future.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
August 1, 2011
NAACP Sees Education as Key to Boosting Black Men
Education is the key to breaking Black men and youths out of a vicious cycle of crime and unemployment, African-American leaders said last week at the close of the annual NAACP convention.

Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2011
Campus credit on the decline
Credit cards aren't the big men on campus they used to be. The number of new accounts opened through colleges, alumni clubs and other affiliated groups dropped by 17 percent in 2010, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Board.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2011
UB law dean resigns over university's use of its revenue
He has been troubled by the amount of funds from the law school used to subsidize other programs.

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