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Chemical & Engineering News
August 29, 2011
C&EN Talks With Lawrence Principe
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Krieger School chemist and science historian Lawrence Principe, who researches and reconstructs the labwork of late-medieval and early-modern alchemists with the goal of understanding their motives, what they actually knew, and how they helped shape modern-day chemistry. Includes video.

Wall Street Journal
August 30, 2011
Fueling the Brain With a Milkshake
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on a product aimed at Alzheimer's syndrome patients quotes Constantine Lyketsos, professor of psychiatry and director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.

Washington Post
August 30, 2011
Medical Mysteries: A tiny baby who didn’t grow
Johns Hopkins angle: Cohen syndrome case was diagnosed by physicians at Kennedy-Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins. Vinayak Kottoor, then a genetics fellow and now an instructor in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
August 29, 2011
Many Use ER for Routine Follow-Up Care After Hospital Discharge
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a new study led by Dr. Adil H. Haider, an assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, which found that many uninsured and publicly insured trauma injury patients who are discharged from U.S. hospitals return to the emergency department for routine follow-up care that could be handled at an outpatient clinic.

Huffington Post
August 29, 2011
Reinventing America -- From the Bottom Up
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about “That Used to Be US: How America Fell Behind the World it Invented and How We Can Come Back,” co-authored by SAIS’s Michael Mandelbaum.

Science News
August 29, 2011
News in Brief: Humans
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief describes work done by graduate student Ryan Higgins and biological anthropologist Christopher Ruff, both of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New York Times
August 29, 2011
The Annals of Extreme Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that aggressive cancer therapy started in the late 19th century with the radical mastectomy, a procedure that was championed by William S. Halsted, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2011
City sees increased need for school uniforms, community help sought
Johns Hopkins angle: This education blog post notes that The Johns Hopkins University helped the Baltimore City school system provide school uniforms to about 170 city students.

Bermuda Royal Gazette
August 30, 2011
Questions on eczema answered by a specialist
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Dr Mary Sheu, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Washingtonian
August 30, 2011
Lunch Break: What Are Healthier Options at Five Guys?
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Betsy Anderson Steeves, who is earning her PhD in nutrition from Johns Hopkins.

Easton Star-Democrat
August 30, 2011
Egyptian artifacts coming to Kohl Gallery
Johns Hopkins angle: An object from the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum which will be on display in the Kohl Gallery at Washington College this fall.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 29, 2011
Job-hunting tip: Big employers, big opportunities
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Johns Hopkins University is Baltimore's largest employer.

Reisterstown Patch
August 29, 2011
Maryland Sings Molds Amateurs into Pros
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Bill Meyers, the director of a group called Maryland Sings, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

World Net Daily
August 29, 2011
Baltimore conference: Normalize pedophilia
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions a speech delivered by Fred Berlin, a School of Medicine associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Baltimore City Paper
August 29, 2011
A Day in Mount Vernon/Station North
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Mount Vernon area references affordable student and faculty performances at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2011
State Division II and III college football preview capsules
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football preview mentions that JHU’s Blue Jays have been picked to win the Centennial Conference for the sixth time since 2002. It adds that “expectations remain high” as Johns Hopkins returns 17 starters.
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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2011
Flooding and Power Loss Plague Some New England Campuses, in Wake of Storm
Tropical Storm Irene left a long path of toppled trees and flooded roads through the Northeast on Sunday, cutting off some colleges from electrical power and essential roadways. On Monday, many institutions delayed classes and warned returning students to wait until repair crews could clear roads and rebuild bridges. And while many escaped without major damage, some reported extensive flooding in and around campus buildings.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 29, 2011
University of Maryland cancer center nabs $7.6M for research
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center said Monday it received renewal of a top designation and nabbed $7.6 million in federal funding for research.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 29, 2011
Temple University to Give 250 Four-Year Scholarships to Campus Neighbors
The Temple 20/20 Scholarship Program will award 250 four-year scholarships during the next decade to students who live around its North Philadelphia campus, part of a new program to increase the number of city residents with degrees. Each student will get $5,000 a year. The total value of the scholarships is $5 million, part of what Temple officials say is an effort to give back to the community.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 28, 2011
$200K Question: Who Really Deserves MIT's Big Energy Prize?
In May, a company started by three MIT graduate students won the university's prestigious clean-energy prize, which comes with a $200,000 check in addition to the $15,000 awarded for being a finalist. It's a hefty chunk of change for any start-up, but the publicity may be even more valuable. Articles followed in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and on CNN Money.

Inside Higher Ed
August 30, 2011
Family Dinners, on Campus
Southern Vermont College's experiment connects local families with student "conversationalists" in dining halls to try to improve student retention and build ties to community.

New York Times – Op-Ed
August 29, 2011
When Roommates Were Random
The drive to tame randomness is a noble impulse, but letting a little serendipity flourish isn’t such a bad thing. Nor is getting to know someone different from yourself.

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