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United Press International
August 8, 2011
Study: Some are born with math ability
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports on a new study by a Krieger School psychologist that links “number sense” with math ability in preschool age children. The study was led by Melissa Libertus, and the team included psychologists Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda.

TG Daily
August 9, 2011
Math ability born not made, say psychologists
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new study by a Krieger School psychologist that links “number sense” with math ability in preschool age children. The study was led by Melissa Libertus, and the team included psychologists Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda.

Toronto Star
August 8, 2011
A bad deal for America’s future
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Michael Mandelbaum of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
August 8, 2011
'In intelligence, the most difficult thing to do is to find one person'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A interview is conducted with John McLaughlin, the former acting director of the CIA who is currently Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at SAIS.

BBC News (U.K.)
August 8, 2011
Schools of fish help squeeze more power from wind farms
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Meneveau, a Whiting School mechanical engineering professor, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
Expansion of Baltimore architectural firm fueled by focus on colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about architectural group Ayers Saint Gross mentions that this firm has worked on 18 Johns Hopkins projects, culminating in the updated master plan for the Homewood campus and the new Carey School of Business at Harbor East. Quoted is Larry Kilduff, the university's executive director of facilities management.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
Investors' flight to Treasuries seen to have a short-term benefit to consumers
Johns Hopkins angle: This personal finance column includes comments from Christopher Carroll, a Krieger School economics professor.

Salon
August 9, 2011
Vogue's sexualized kiddie photos won't go away
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Fred Berlin, director of Johns Hopkins' Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 8, 2011
Naval Academy make Forbes top 100 list
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites a Forbes magazine report that ranked The Johns Hopkins University 101 out of 650 colleges, based on teaching quality, student career prospects, graduation rates and student debt levels — important criteria to students, according to the magazine.

ABC2 News
August 9, 2011
Help counteract summertime lows in blood supplies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is encouraging Marylanders to donate blood and will be visiting a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross today (Tuesday) at Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore Medical Campus.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
State initiative aims to cut down on wasted blood
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post states that Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown planned to head to The Johns Hopkins University today (Tuesday) to discuss the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council’s Reduction of Blood Wastage Collaborative.

MedIndia
August 8, 2011
Shape of Human Jawbones Influenced by Diet and Genetics
Johns Hopkins angle: Functions and not just genetics influence the structure of jawbones in human populations, according to a study led by Megan Holmes, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the School of Medicine.

Fortune
August 8, 2011
Wharton admissions: As elitist as you'd expect?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions four Johns Hopkins University graduates: Mark Goldberg, Deepa Gandhi, Lauren Allen and Erik Philipp.

Ogden Standard Examiner (Utah)
August 9, 2011
Award-winning physicist says now not a good time to cut NASA
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Scott M. Tyson graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an engineering degree and has worked at APL.

Duluth News Tribune (AP)
August 9, 2011
Md. mom who killed son, herself, agonized over education costs for special-needs child, debt
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that Margaret Jensvold was “a Johns Hopkins-educated psychiatrist specializing in women's health.”

Daily Mail (U.K.)
August 9, 2011
'I'm strangled by debt, it's bleeding me': Psychiatrist who shot her autistic 'Too Fat For 15' son before turning the gun on herself left suicide note
Johns Hopkins angle: Margaret Jensvold was educated at Johns Hopkins, this article states.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
August 8, 2011
Jury Selection Complete In Pitcairn Murder Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Jury selection was completed Monday for the trial of a man accused of stabbing to death Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn, this TV news story reports.

ABC2 News
August 9, 2011
John Wagner to stand trial for murder of JHU researcher today
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Wagner is expected to stand trial for the murder of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
Jury selection begins in case of slain Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: Jury selection began Monday in the trial of John A. Wagner, a 34-year-old man accused of killing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn last year, this article reports.

New York Times
August 8, 2011
Bernadine P. Healy, a Pioneer at National Institutes of Health, Dies at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Healy, the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and the first physician to lead the American Red Cross, became a full professor at JHU’s School of Medicine in 1982 and directed its cardiac care unit from 1976 to 1984.

The Washington Post
August 8, 2011
Bernadine Healy, NIH and Red Cross leader, dies at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Healy was a faculty member of The Johns Hopkins University’s medical school in 1982, when she took to task the all-male eating society, the Pithotomy Club.

Boston Globe
August 8, 2011
What I learned from Dr. Bernadine Healy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Healy worked during her career at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
August 8, 2011
Bernadine Healy, Former Head of Red Cross, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire obituary notes that Healy had been a professor at JHU;s School of Medicine.

United Press International
August 9, 2011
Healy, first woman to head NIH, dies at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernadine Healy was a “sometime faculty member at Johns Hopkins,” according to this UPI piece.

Modern Healthcare
August 8, 2011
Former Red Cross chief Healy dead at 67
Johns Hopkins angle: Healy was a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1976 until 1984, this obituary mentions.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2011
Margaret Case, school athletic director, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Case attended night school classes at The Johns Hopkins University.


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New York Times
August 9, 2011
For-Profit College Group Sued as U.S. Lays Out Wide Fraud
The government filed a multibillion-dollar fraud suit against Education Management Corporation, backing claims that it violated the law by paying recruiters based on how many students it enrolled.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 7, 2011
Professors Cede Grading Power to Outsiders—Even Computers
Western Governors University has professors teach while hidden adjuncts grade; the University of Central Florida has computers score some essay tests.

Inside Higher Ed
August 9, 2011
The Children They Never Had
A new study shows that 45.4 percent of female science faculty and 24.5 percent of male science faculty have fewer kids than they desired because of their careers.

U.S. News & World Report
August 8, 2011
Navigate the Booming Computer Science Market
High-paying jobs are available, but getting into a top program is becoming increasingly difficult.

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