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Baltimore Sun
August 14, 2011
Anxious investors try to remain calm amid wild swings in market
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jian Ni, an assistant professor at the Carey Business School.

Sydney Morning Herald
August 16, 2011
A bad deal for America's future
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Michael Mandelbaum, a professor of American foreign policy at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
August 15, 2011
UN Envoy Seeks to Break Libya Impasse in Meetings in Tunisia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Karim Mezran, a Libyan exile and a political science professor at the School of Advanced International Studies campus in Bologna, Italy.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2011
Rolley makes a campaign issue of Grand Prix
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this blog post is Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

Science Daily
August 15, 2011
What Caused a Giant Arrow-Shaped Cloud On Saturn's Moon Titan?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Elizabeth P. Turtle, a research scientist with JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 15, 2011
Hopkins offering environmental engineering master's program online
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals' Environmental Engineering and Science Program, which is now available fully online.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2011
Moms try and cope with nagging for unhealthy food
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a Bloomberg School of Public Health study that looked at how mothers react when their children see cartoons and other targeted advertising for unhealthy foods and begin to nag their parents for these foods.

Science Daily
August 15, 2011
The Nag Factor: How Do Children Convince Their Parents to Buy Unhealthy Foods?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Dina Borzekowski and Holly Henry of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Softpedia
August 16, 2011
Why Parents Feed Junk Foods to Children
Johns Hopkins angle: Dina Borzekowski and Holly Henry of the Bloomberg School of Public Health are quoted in this article.

Psych Central
August 16, 2011
Why Parents Buy Unhealthy Foods for Their Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece cites research by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Huffingtonpost.com
August 16, 2011
The Dark Side of Vitaminwater
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post cites research by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Redorbit.com (Ivanhoe Newswire)
August 16, 2011
Dangerous Dialysis for African Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine.

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
August 16, 2011
Die from a broken heart? It’s more likely if you’re a woman
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Ian Wittstein, an associate professor at the School of Medicine.

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
August 16, 2011
A Bermudian brought to light Broken Heart Syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Ian Wittstein, an associate professor at the School of Medicine.

Natural News.com
August 16, 2011
Study: 80 percent of antidepressant prescriptions are written for people without psychiatric conditions
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece cites research by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2011
Autism runs deeper in families than previously thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health are trying to determine why there is a significantly higher risk that a child will have autism when one of his or her siblings has autism.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Pregnancy and pain treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This Web page calls attention to an online chat slated for noon Wednesday with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Med India
August 16, 2011
New Insight into the Regulation of Stem Cells, Cancer Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Chulan Kwon of the School of Medicine.

The Epoch Times
August 15, 2011
Surgery for Swinging-Door Heart Valves
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece cites Johns Hopkins research.

Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)
August 15, 2011
Best-selling author to UT students: Pay attention to 'What?' moments
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Henrietta Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Cecil Whig (Md.)
August 16, 2011
Engineering the future of Cecil College students
Johns Hopkins angle: Tom McWilliams received a bachelor's degree in engineering science from the university, this story states.

Maryland Daily Record
August 15, 2011
Charm City Circulator to be expanded to Fort McHenry
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.)
August 12, 2011
Rambling About Tanglewood: Clarinet in cello mode
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that clarinetist Anthony McGill teaches at Peabody Institute.

The Observer (Dunkirk, N.Y.)
August 16, 2011
Pathways to Music to be held in Campus & Community Children’s Center in the fall
Johns Hopkins angle: Pathways to Music faculty member Sonja Inglefield holds a master's degree in early childhood music pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory and spent almost 10 years teaching early childhood music on the Peabody Preparatory faculty, this story states.

Burke Patch (Virginia)
August 16, 2011
Scott Martin Hopes to Turn Community Involvement Into Senate Seat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Scott Martin of Clifton, a Republican running for Virginia’s 39th District state Senate seat, holds a degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2011
ESPN's Kessenich previews 2012 MLL Draft
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse blog post, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-American goalkeeper Quint Kessenich lists his top 20 players in the Major League Lacrosse Draft. Number 13 is Johns Hopkins attackman Chris Boland.

Daily News - Galveston County (Texas)
August 16, 2011
George Andrew Fiedler
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Fiedler was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
August 15, 2011
Frank M. Nelson, engineer, consultant
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Frank M. Nelson, a retired Navy lieutenant commander and private engineering consultant, received a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1967. The obit also states that the Johns Hopkins University Physical Science Laboratory was one of Nelson's clients.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 16, 2011
Admissions Offers to Foreign Students at U.S. Graduate Schools Climb at Faster Pace
Offers of admission to international students by American graduate schools grew this year at the fastest clip in five years, climbing 11 percent over last year, according to a report released today by the Council of Graduate Schools.

New York Times
August 16, 2011
An Industry in Need of Accountability – Opinion
The Justice Department sent a powerful message last week when it filed suit against the nation’s second-largest for-profit college company, charging it with fraudulently collecting $11 billion in federal student financial aid from 2003 through June 2011.

Inside Higher Ed
August 16, 2011
Post-Pork
In an "earmark-free" era, universities that for years relied on friends in Congress try to win grants like everyone else -- by applying for them.

New York Times
August 16, 2011
Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course
Two leading experts on artificial intelligence at Stanford University will teach a free online course this fall, and tens of thousands of students from around the world have already enrolled.

Inside Higher Ed
August 16, 2011
Romance vs. STEM
New research led by Lora Park at the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that when college-age women think about romance, they become less interested in studying STEM fields. College-age men, however, can get interested in romance without any impact on their engagement with math and science.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 15, 2011
Cornell U. Student Leads Petition Against Bandwidth Cap
More than 200 Cornell University students at have signed an online petition calling for the end of the university’s Internet bandwidth policy, which charges fees to students who exceed a monthly cap. Students argue that they now need more bandwidth than ever to take full advantage of the Internet, considering the popularity of video-streaming services like Netflix and video-conferencing systems like Skype.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
August 16, 2011
International admissions up in U.S. grad schools
Applications to U.S. graduate schools from international students surged in 2011, reaffirming the strength of American institutions in an increasingly competitive market for prosperous foreign students, according to an annual survey by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 15, 2011
Doing Research With Undergraduates
One of the most disheartening experiences of my undergraduate education came about when I decided that I wanted to pursue an independent study. Mostly I was hoping for the kind of intensive research experience, working closely with a faculty mentor, that would help me figure out whether I should pursue graduate study. I approached a faculty member in one of my two majors. He apologized, and said he was too busy.

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