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New York Times
August 11, 2011
In Future Math Whizzes, Evidence of ‘Number Sense’
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research led by Melissa Libertus, a postdoctoral fellow in the Krieger School’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Toronto Sun
August 12, 2011
Math ability pre-destined: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to an investigation by Melissa Libertus, a postdoctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins and lead author on the study that suggests that children who struggle with mathematics will always have problems with numbers.

Time
August 11, 2011
Study: People May Be Born Good (or Bad) at Math
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to research by Krieger School postdoctoral fellow Melissa Libertus, who studied the relationship between number sense and math ability in young children.

The Telegraph (India)
August 12, 2011
Bad in math sums? You’re born with it
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to the study by Melissa Libertus on the relationship between number sense and math ability.

Huffington Post
August 11, 2011
Some People Just Born Good At Math, Study Shows
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about a study by Melissa Libertus study on number sense and math ability.

Washington Post
August 12, 2011
Betting the French credit rating drops next
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Natasha Simes, who coordinates the Russian language program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2011
Residents still concerned about plans for East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that developers of an 88-acre redevelopment project north of Johns Hopkins Hospital tried for the second time Thursday to present area residents with a new plan for refurbishing their neighborhood — and once again were met with skepticism.

Daily Record
August 12, 2011
Community challenges new EBDI plan
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is a partner in the EBDI project.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Girlfriend of man accused of killing Hopkins worker testifies
Johns Hopkins angle: Further testimony was presented Thursday in the trial of a man accused of robbing and murdering Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn last year, this article reports.

WBAL-TV
August 11, 2011
Murder Suspect's GF: JHU Researcher 'Was Our Victim'
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece covers the trial related to the stabbing death last year of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Washington Examiner
August 12, 2011
Mother of slain researcher testifies during trial
Johns Hopkins angle: The trial of the man accused of fatally stabbing Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn is the focus of this article.

North Baltimore Patch
August 11, 2011
Girlfriend Testifies Wagner Murdered Hopkins Researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is about the trial of the man accused of the July 25, 2010, stabbing death of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

New York Times
August 5, 2011
Are We There Yet? Who Cares! Enjoy the View
Johns Hopkins angle: This travel story on places to see along America’s National Scenic Byways includes a recommendation to take Baltimore’s 12-mile Historic Charles Street Byway and see, among other attractions, the university’s Homewood Museum.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Flu vaccinations pushed for Maryland hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins plans to make flu vaccination mandatory for employees in all of the system’s hospitals and affiliates by December 2012.

Daily Herald (Utah)
August 12, 2011
Study: Women smokers have 25 percent more heart disease risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a study by Mark Woodward of JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and Rachel Huxley of the University of Minnesota.

International Business Times
August 11, 2011
Heart Disease More Likely in Women Smokers: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Mark Woodward of Johns Hopkins University and Rachel Huxley of the University of Minnesota are mentioned in the story about their investigation in which they reviewed studies that took place between 1966 and 2010.

WSJ.com
August 12, 2011
2 touring watershed on bikes to aid Chesapeake Bay
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press dispatch reports that part of the money raised in a bike tour of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will go to the pediatric oncology department at Johns Hopkins University.

Indian Express News
August 12, 2011
John Hopkins Univ Likely to Set Up R&D Facility
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Chennai is likely to be the destination of John Hopkins University in setting up a partnership in research and development.

Modern Medicine
August 15, 2011
Walgreens and Johns Hopkins to collaborate in unique training and research partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that Walgreens' pharmacists will be better able to help patients manage chronic diseases and assist in new medical research as part of a unique training and research partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Tehran Times
August 11, 2011
What shapes a bone?
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that use over time and not just genetics forms the structure of jaw bones in human populations, according to this article.

Daily Record
August 12, 2011
On the move – 8/12/11
Johns Hopkins angle: A column item states that Victoria K. Fretwell, director of external affairs for Priority Partners/Johns Hopkins HealthCare, has been elected chair of the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees. School of Medicine alumnus Mark Katlic has been named chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Capturing the wildlife of Howard County
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is David Humes, an amateur photographer and engineer at the JHU’s Applied Research Laboratory.

ExploreHoward.com
August 11, 2011
Erik Chick joins Howard Bank
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief mentions that Chick is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
August 11, 2011
Members of Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi organize new alumni club
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that the fraternity has a chapter at The Johns Hopkins University.

South Charlotte Weekly (North Carolina)
August 11, 2011
Local man takes flute convention back home
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Mark Thomas, who founded the National Flute Association in 1972, is a graduate of The Peabody Conservatory.


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USA Today
August 10, 2011
College requires fitness assessment for freshmen

Coker College is requiring all freshmen to take a mandatory fitness assessment as South Carolina moves up on the "Fattest States" list.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 12, 2011
Georgetown University Study Shows Higher Education Does Little to Close Inequalities of Race and Gender
According to a new report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, college education does little to eradicate widening inequalities between men and women as well as whites and minorities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 7, 2011
Want Data? Ask Students. Again and Again.
Accountability requires information, and nothing shows effectiveness better than an online survey of students. But enticing them to respond—that's the trick.

Inside Higher Ed
August 12, 2011
Change for Chief Diversity Officers
Survey finds large percentages of those holding the position were first to do so, and may soon be seeking to leave their jobs.

New York Times
August 12, 2011
Delight and Unease Over Law on Student Vaccinations
Texas has become the first state to require every college student to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, but the law has opponents.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 11, 2011
Jitters Hit Colleges as Global Stock Markets Reel
Colleges may be more prepared for a downturn than they were in 2008, but experts warn that elite private colleges might have to become much leaner.

NPR - Morning Edition
August 11, 2011
NCAA Plans To Rescue Tarnished Sports Programs
College sport has a plan to save college sport. That's the message from the National Collegiate Athletic Association after a two-day retreat in Indianapolis. The gathering of university presidents and other officials follows a rash of high-profile college sports scandals.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
August 11, 2011
Washington and Lee installs Virginia’s largest solar power source
When the solarphotovoltaic arrays are operating at Washington and Lee University by the end of this year, they will generate approximately 450 kilowatts and will provide three percent of the campus' annual power.

NPR – Fresh Air
August 10, 2011
The Double Amputee Who Designs Better Limbs
As the director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab, Hugh Herr and his team are responsible for creating prosthetic devices that feel and act like biological limbs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 11, 2011
AAUP Says U. of Virginia Is Giving Group Too Much Access to Climate Researchers' Documents
The level of access UVa agreed to give a conservative institute threatens academic freedom and sends a chilling message to researchers, the association argues.

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