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The Telegraph (U.K.)
July 21, 2011
Anti-epilepsy drug could stave off Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher that found that an antiseizure drug improves cognitive function in patients with a condition that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s.

eMaxHealth
July 21, 2011
Antiseizure Drug Levetiracetam Improves Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher that found that an antiseizure drug improves cognitive function in patients with a condition that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s.

WTAJ-TV News (Pa.)
July 20, 2011
Seizure Drug May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher that found that an antiseizure drug improves cognitive function in patients with a condition that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s.

New York Times
July 20, 2011
Who, and Where, Are America’s Composers?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post states that “the Puerto Rican-born composer and conductor Armando Bayolo juggles his busy composing schedule with family obligations, an adjunct teaching position at Peabody Conservatory and his duties as leader of the Washington D.C.-based Great Noise Ensemble.”

Washington Post
July 21, 2011
Nuclear family at home in Virginia
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted as saying, "College-educated young adults have been able to find good jobs, marry and then have children. But people with less education have struggled to find jobs in our globalized economy and are much more likely to have children in cohabiting relationships.”

The Atlantic
July 21, 2011
Do I Repeat Myself?
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay by Writing Seminars professor emeritus John Barth mentions a visit that Italian novelist Umberto Eco made to Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2011
Some question top leadership in recent city police scandals
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Sheldon Greenberg, director of the School of Education’s Police Executive Leadership Program.

SoMdNews.com (Southern Maryland)
July 20, 2011
Some lawmakers question need for 'Caylee's Law'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Matthew Crenson, Krieger School political science professor emeritus.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2011
City slots bidders get two-month extension
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lester Spence, a Krieger School political scientist.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2011
Retired federal worker becomes blogger, teaches his craft
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature mentions that George Clack teaches noncredit blogging courses at The Johns Hopkins University. Brian Fitzek, JHU's associate director of noncredit programs, is quoted in the story.

New Scientist
July 20, 2011
Fourth moon discovered around Pluto
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Hal Weaver of APL.

ABC News
July 21, 2011
Women's Height Linked to Cancer Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Bruce Trock, professor of urology, epidemiology, oncology and environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
July 20, 2011
Reason To Smile: Hopkins Docs Help Girl, 14
Johns Hopkins angle: A story (with video) about teenager Chelsea Lizardo, who is being treated at the Children’s Center for partial facial paralysis. Richard Redett, a plastic surgeon at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is quoted.

Huffington Post
July 20, 2011
Michele Bachmann's Migraines: Sexism And Stigma Rage On
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this column is Jason Rosenberg, assistant professor of neurology at John Hopkins Medicine and director of The Johns Hopkins Headache Center.

Baltimore Sun
July 20, 2011
Gene test for pancreatic cancer in the works
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog post is Bert Vogelstein, the Clayton Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

MedIndia
July 21, 2011
Gene Test Predicts Cancer Potential
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Bert Vogelstein, co-director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, a team from John Hopkins have developed a gene-based test to differentiate benign and cancerous pancreatic cysts. The test may eventually help some patients avoid needless surgery to remove the harmless variety.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
Operation Italy
Johns Hopkins angle: This travel feature focuses on the trips to Italy taken by Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Fishbowl DC
July 20, 2011
The Daily Caller Hires Glee Club Conductor With Rap Sheet as New Executive Editor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that David Martosko, the new executive editor of The Daily Caller, graduated in 1995 with a master’s degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 20, 2011
Baltimore Museum of Art names construction manager for $24M overhaul
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Lewis Contractors, hired to manage the renovation of the Baltimore Museum of Art, has "experience in historic renovations [that] includes work at the Baltimore Basilica, the Evergreen House and Gilman Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University."

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 21, 2011
Humala Will Name Castilla Peru Finance Minister, Party Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Bloomberg reports that Miguel Castilla has a Ph.D. in economics from JHU.

Reuters India
July 21, 2011
FACTBOX-Who's who in Peru Humala's policy team
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Miguel Castilla has a Ph.D. in economics from JHU.

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New York Times – City Room blog
July 19, 2011
Bloomberg Pledges Money and Land for Engineering School
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg raised his offer on Tuesday to universities interested in setting up a school of engineering and applied sciences in New York City: along with practically free use of a swath of land, the city will contribute as much as $100 million.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 21, 2011
Talented Young Black Scholars Find an Open Path to Ivy League
With the influx of a new generation of highly trained Black Ph.D.s, Ivy League institutions are aggressively courting these young scholars fresh out of graduate school.

New York Times
July 21, 2011
Training of Teachers Is Flawed, Study Says
The National Council on Teacher Quality is drawing criticism over its plans to publish its rankings of schools of education.

Inside Higher Ed
July 21, 2011
Paths to the Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's degree recipients in 2007-8 who began their postsecondary educations at a community college took almost 20 percent longer to complete their degrees than did those who started out at a four-year institution, those who began at four-year private colleges finished faster than did those at four-year public and for-profit institutions, and those who delayed entry into college by more than a year out of high school took almost 60 percent longer to complete their degrees than did those who went directly to college.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus blog
July 20, 2011
Amazon Announces Digital-Textbook Rentals
Just in time for fall, a new option has emerged on the e-book front: Students can now rent textbooks for Amazon’s Kindle.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
UMBC gets high marks for student teacher training programs
The National Council on Teacher Quality, which ranked a random sample of three institutions in each state, gave Mount St. Mary's University and Salisbury University "weak" ratings and University of Maryland, Baltimore County a rating of "good."

Yahoo! Business (U.S. News & World Report)
July 20, 2011
10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools
Aside from getting tuition reimbursement assistance from an employer or a scholarship, attending a private business school will be a costly endeavor no matter where a student may choose to enroll. Students paid an average of $31,833 in tuition and required fees during the 2010-11 academic year at the 10 least expensive private business schools that reported the data to U.S. News in a 2010 survey.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
College Park students compete to build green house
University of Maryland students are building WaterShed, the school's entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. They are competing against 19 other teams from around the world, including China and Australia.

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