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ABC2 News
August 2, 2011
Astronauts come in for a landing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jamie Costello story (which includes video) promotes tomorrow’s visit to the Homewood campus by four members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour crew, including Commander Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2011
Last Endeavour crew to speak Thurs. at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Frank Roylance’s “Maryland Weather” blog announces tomorrow’s visit to the Homewood campus by four members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour crew, including Commander Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The crew members will make a public presentation at Bloomberg’s Schafler Auditorium.

Monsters & Critics TV
August 3, 2011
Discovery airs 'Norway Massacre: The Killer's Mind' on August 8
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Krieger School sociologist and Dean Katherine Newman is part of a program that will analyze Behring Breivik’s “psychological journey.” The program airs on Discovery on Monday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 2, 2011
Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Mark Martin Bednar, a master of public policy candidate at The Johns Hopkins University's Institute for Policy Studies.

The Hill (D.C.)
August 2, 2011
Seeking out new challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: This clip mentions the Carey Business School and the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs and quotes Brian Reil, administrative coordinator of that program.

Reuters UK
August 3, 2011
West's mid-life crisis points to power shift east
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Pieter Bottelier, a professor of China studies at SAIS.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
August 2, 2011
Catonsville student among 24 from Maryland taking part in space camp
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes the two-week space camp for gifted and talented students, offered at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
August 3, 2011
Violence Against Women Can Take Lifelong Toll: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Andrea Gielen, director for the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Top News (UK)
August 3, 2011
Women with the History of Domestic Violence Prone To Mental Illness
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Andrea Gielen, director for the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

News Tonight (Australia)
August 3, 2011
Physical Attacks Damage Mental Health, Says Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Andrea Gielen, director for the Center for Injury Research at Johns Hopkins.

Med India
August 2, 2011
In Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. Meth Use Fuels Higher Rates of Unsafe Sex, HIV Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Jonathan Ellen of the Children’s Center found that methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among teenage boys and young men who have sex with men (MSM),

PrivateMDLabs
August 3, 2011
HIV risk closely tied to drug use, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Methamphetamine use can cause a number of health problems, but new research out of Johns Hopkins University suggests that the risk of receiving a positive HIV test may be near the top of the list. Quoted is Jonathan Ellen.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 2, 2011
Depressed mothers' children at risk in poor states-study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes the study’s lead researcher, Pamela Surkan, an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

KTVA Alaska
August 2, 2011
STD testing now can be done at home
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on home testing kits for STDs mentions Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore started the 'I Want the Kit' program in 2004.

Huntington Herald Dispatch (W. Va.)
August 2, 2011
Rockefeller having second knee surgery Aug. 8
Johns Hopkins angle: Sen. Jay Rockefeller will undergo knee surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital next week, according to this Associated Press piece.

SantaCruz.com (California)
Aug. 3, 2011
Mighty Marin Alsop
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Gustav Meier, director of the Orchestra Conducting Program at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 20 2001
Third World lessons, applied to Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, Marta H. Mossburg refers to Johns Hopkins University research indicating that nonprofit organizations in Baltimore employ 33 percent of the private workforce in the city, compared to a national average of 8.6 percent.

City Paper (Baltimore)
August 2, 2011
Administrative Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg is interviewed about his new book, "The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters."

Education Week
August 2, 2011
Rethinking Suspensions to Keep Kids Learning
Johns Hopkins angle: Co-author Faith Connolly is the executive director of the Baltimore Education Research Consortium, a partnership between Johns Hopkins and Morgan State universities and the Baltimore city school system.

Boston Globe
August 2, 2011
Westwood's Biron takes home Lacrosse Magazine's NE Player of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Sarah Biron will be a freshman at JHU this fall.

Washington Post
August 3, 2011
Micheline Toumayan, French studies director
Johns Hopkins angle: Toumayan retired in 1988 as director of French studies at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 2, 2011
Dr. Joseph Vincent Brady, behavioral neuroscientist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Brady established the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine. Quoted are J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., director of the school’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Paul McHugh, a former director of the department.

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Inside Higher Ed
August 3, 2011
Updating the Common Rule
A proposal to revise much-criticized U.S. regulations governing human research subjects could ease problems for social scientists, but also apply rules to all studies at universities that receive any federal funds.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 2, 2011
Competing for students, colleges turn to tours to seal the deal
In an online world where details about thousands of colleges are as close as a computer keyboard, the old-fashioned, on-foot campus tour has assumed paramount importance.

USA Today
August 3, 2011
ROTCs return to Ivy League
ROTC is returning to Ivy League schools and it is causing little commotion.

Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2011
For undocumented immigrants, 1 barrier to college falls
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law creating a privately funded scholarship program for documented and undocumented immigrants, a move supporters hailed as a civil rights victory as other states have recently moved in the other direction on immigration.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2011
Immigrant advocates file suit to toss tuition referendum
The immigrant advocacy group Casa de Maryland asked a court Monday to toss out the referendum aimed at overturning the new law that extends in-state tuition breaks at Maryland's public colleges and universities to illegal immigrants.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 3, 2011
Charitable Deduction Could Be Under Threat in Coming Deficit-Panel Talks
The charitable deduction, which many fund raisers say is a key motivation to persuade affluent donors to give large sums, has been under fire from President Obama and members of Congress who are looking to find ways to shrink the nation's growing deficit. In July an influential bipartisan group of senators called for a "reform" of the charitable deduction along with many other changes in the tax code.



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