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WBAL-TV 11
August 5, 2011
Endeavour Crew Talks With Hopkins Crowd
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of last night’s visit to Homewood by crew members – including Commander Mark Kelly -- of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Story includes video from the astronauts’ presentation.

Maryland Daily Record
August 4, 2011
Jhpiego leader Mancuso wins entrepreneur award
Johns Hopkins angle: Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of the global health nonprofit Jhpiego, has been named one of Ernst & Young’s 2011 Maryland Entrepreneurs of the Year, according to this article.

New York Times
Aug. 5, 2011
Insight - North Korea leans on China to make economic zones work
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes from a report that Drew Thompson wrote for the U.S.-Korea Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

WYPR – Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
August 5, 2011
Can You See What I See?
Johns Hopkins angle: Kast talks with Krieger School psychologist Amy Shelton about her recent study, which found that the ability to take another person’s perspective metaphorically is linked to the ability to take on another perspective literally. Audio on this story should be available later today.

Wall Street Journal
August 4,
The Changing Face of Portraits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a sidebar quoting Stephen Campbell, a Johns Hopkins University art history professor.

Nature Medicine
August 4, 2011
News in brief: Biomedical briefing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Stacey Lee, a legal scholar who studies the pharmaceutical industry at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

ABC News
August 5, 2011
Botox for Bladders: Wrinkle-Smoother Treats Incontinence Too
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this report is Robert Gertzenberg, professor of urology at the University School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2011
The Incredible Shrinking Autopsy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Elizabeth Burton, deputy director of the autopsy service at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

ABC News Health
August 4, 2011
7 Reasons You're Drunker Than Your Friends
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Michael Fingerhood, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2011
NASA shows new evidence of water on Mars
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Murchie of APL is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 4, 2011
Running water found on Mars?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on findings by a device called CRISM, built by scientists at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, which scanned stains seen on the surface of Mars and found no sign of water.

HealthDay News
August 4, 2011
Americans' Use of Antidepressants On the Rise: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Americans are popping more antidepressants than ever before to deal with everyday stress, and non-psychiatrists are increasingly willing to prescribe the drugs to patients with no mental health diagnosis, according to a study led by Ramin Mojtabai of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WebMD
August 4, 2011
Study Documents Rise in Use of Antidepressants From Non-Psychiatric Illnesses
Johns Hopkins angle: WebMD reports on a study led by Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor in department of mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ABC7 Chicago
August 4, 2011
Antidepressants given without psychiatric condition?
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that experts at Johns Hopkins “are concerned that more people without any clear psychiatric condition are now taking antidepressants.”

HealthDay News
August 4, 2011
Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Nickolas Papadopoulos, an associate professor of oncology at the School of Medicine is quoted in this HealthDay story that reports that researchers here have created a comprehensive map of genetic mutations occurring in the second-most common form of brain cancer, oligodendroglioma, and it appears to reveal the biological cause of the tumors.

New Kerala (ANI)
August 5, 2011
'Missing link' in common form of brain cancer found
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins have created a comprehensive map of genetic mutations occurring in the second-most common form of brain cancer, oligodendroglioma, and it appears to reveal the biological cause of the tumors.

Fars News Agency (Iran)
August 4, 2011
Scientists Map Genes for Common Form of Brain Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this report is Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins.

Bemidji Pioneer (Minnesota)
August 5, 2011
Coal is essential source of power in energy mix
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is M. Harvey Brenner, Ph.D of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Asia News Network
August 5, 2011
China's rail officials on wrong track
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School sociologist Hung Ho-fung.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 5, 2011
City leaders present unified, silent front in Baltimore’s incoherent war on crime
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the July 2010 stabbing death of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Huffington Post
Aug. 5, 2011
Family Vacations In Baltimore: A Huffington Post Travel Guide
Johns Hopkins angle: This travel blog piece about places to visit in Baltimore calls attention to JHU’s Evergreen Museum and Library.

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Aug. 5, 2011
Cleveland International Piano Competition finalists gear up for their big night with Cleveland Orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Eric Zuber, one of four finalists in the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition, was accompanied to the event by Boris Slutsky, his teacher at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Herald-News (Plainfield, Ill.)
August 4, 2011
St. Francis Names New Symphony Director
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Jim Stopher, the new director for the Joliet Symphony Orchestra at the University of St. Francis, completed his doctor of music arts studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Fresno Bee (California)
August 4, 2011
Opera 'Lammermoor' tells tale of betrayal
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Leanna Sterios-Primiani, conductor of a California Opera production, mentions that she studied at the Peabody institute.

Maryland Daily Record
August 4, 2011
Editorial: Nonprofit sports marketing
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital

Maryland Daily Record
August 5, 2011
Week in review: 8/5/11
Johns Hopkins angle: This weekly roundup mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 5, 2011
Plavix heart drug priced higher than local roots' rival’s
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
Aug. 5, 2011
Duke names building for Easton resident Bob Pascal
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports digest column reports that Johns Hopkins was picked in the Centennial Conference preseason football poll to finish first. The Blue Jays received 157 points and 14 first-place votes.

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
Aug. 5. 2011
Muhlenberg picked for third, Moravian fifth in Centennial Conference preseason football poll
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that in the 2011 Centennial Conference preseason football poll released Thursday, Johns Hopkins received 14 first-place votes and finished in the top spot.

Gettysburg Times
August 4, 2011
Bullets picked sixth in CC poll
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University finished first in the Centennial Conference Preseason poll with 157 points and 14 first-place votes.

The Washington Post
August 4, 2011
Influential NASA researcher Joseph V. Brady dies at 89
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Joseph V. Brady, 89, a behavioral scientist whose pioneering research for NASA on psychological stress included preparing simians for space travel in the 1950s and 1960s, was a professor of behavioral biology at Johns Hopkins University at the time of his death.

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Huffington Post College (AP)
August 5, 2011
Virginia Tech Lockdown Recalls 2007 Shooting Spree
The university on Thursday issued the longest, most extensive lockdown and search on campus since the 2007 massacre. It came after three teenage girls attending a summer camp on campus reported to university police that they saw a man with a possible gun as they walked to the dining hall. The school lifted the lockdown more than five hours later after a search for such a man was unsuccessful and police had no real leads.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 4, 2011
When it Comes to Earnings, Higher Education Isn't the Whole Story
Median lifetime earnings are still correlated with educational levels, but not as strongly as in the past, Georgetown University scholars found.

Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2011
Victim of Economy: Campus Recruiting
Amid a hiring slowdown and bleak prospects for any turnaround, corporate recruiters have scaled back their visits to the nation's college campuses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 4, 2011
University Presidents to Weigh Major Changes in College Sports at NCAA Summit
Officials at next week's meeting will tackle questions such as whether Division I revenue should be redistributed to close gaps between wealthy and struggling programs.

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