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ABC News Good Morning America
June 1, 2011
Forget the Food Pyramid -- a New Symbol Is Set to Take Its Place
Johns Hopkins angle: Sara Bleich of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this Good Morning America story.

Nature.com
June 1, 2011
Physics meets cancer: The disruptor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is oncologist Donald Coffey of the School of Medicine.

Renewable Energy World
May 31, 2011
Wind Farm Could Gain from Wider Turbine Spacing
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Charles Meneveau, a fluid mechanics and turbulence expert from the Whiting School of Engineering, working with a colleague in Belgium, has devised a new formula to determine better spacing for wind turbines.

USA Today
May 31, 2011
Column: Genetics drives obesity; so don't judge
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is written by neuroscientist David Linden of the School of Medicine.

CBS News Healthwatch
May 31, 2011
Brain scans may help detect autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this WebMD story is David M. Yousem, director of neuroradiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
May 31, 2011
Transplant Surgery No Riskier at Night: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a School of Medicine study indicating that time of day has no effect on the survival rates of patients undergoing heart and lung transplants. Quoted is study leader Ashish S. Shah of the School of Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
June 1, 2011
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: Regular outpatient care has not kept children and teenagers with mental health issues and behavioral problems from making repeat visits to the emergency room, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Quoted is Emily Frosch, a pediatric psychiatrist and lead author of the study.

Minnesota Public Radio
May 31, 2011
Playing to your strengths
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed about aptitude testing is Linda Gottfredson, professor of education and co-director of the Delaware-Johns Hopkins Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society.

NPR.org
May 30, 2011
Historian Explains The Origin Of "Taps"
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, “Taps” historian Jari Villanueva, a former ceremonial bugler at Arlington National Cemetery, states that after high school he received a scholarship to Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in music education.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2011
Lower carb, higher fat diets don't harm hearts
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog reports on research led by Kerry Stewart, a professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute.

New Kerala (IANS)
June 1, 2011
No risk for weight reducers from high fat diets
Johns Hopkins angle: IANS wire service reports on a study led by Kerry Stewart of the School of Medicine that found that low carbohydrate, higher fat diets don’t cause any risk to those trying to lose weight.

Universe Today
May 31, 2011
Voyager 1 Measures Magnetic Mayhem
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Rob Decker, a Voyager Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument co-investigator and senior staff scientist at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2011
Small and minority businesses get help seeking federal contracts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a meeting Tuesday of more than 200 representatives of small and minority-owned businesses, two Maryland congressmen and Howard County and federal agency officials, as part of an effort to de-mystify the federal contracting process and help new players win a slice of the pie. It notes that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is among the local entities doing government work that requires security clearances.

Scientific American
May 31, 2011
Health Reporting and Its Sources
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that “The most frequently cited sources in cancer stories are respectable medical institutions,” such as The Johns Hopkins University.

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2011
The E-Reader Effect
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that some university presses are seeing surges in digital book sales since the New Year — especially in backlist titles with little marketing support. JHU Press is mentioned in the story.

New York Times
May 30, 2011
Feud in Kazakh President’s Family Spills Into U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Kazakhstan paid institutes affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies more than $350,000 in the three years to subsidize research, resulting in largely favorable reports on the nation.

WJZ-TV 13 (Baltimore)
May 31, 2011
Paralympic Athlete From Md. Speaks At Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that paralympic athlete Jessica Long spoke to doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric Brand, chief resident, is quoted.

Asheville Citizen-Times (Tennessee)
May 31, 2011
Vandy not paying for blue-eyed cicadas
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Baltimore Sun recently reported a false rumor there that Johns Hopkins University was paying $100 for $1,000 for blue eyed cicadas.

Sacramento Bee
May 31, 2011
44 states try new protocol, but not California
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine has spearheaded a program that sharply reduced potentially deadly infections at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has created a much-acclaimed model that has since spread to 44 states in the nation.

Health-e (South Africa)
June 1, 2011
A thousand splendid days
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Caballero from the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this piece.

Coeur D’Alene Press (AP)
May 31, 2011
Pentagon Intel chief picks up PhD
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon's top intelligence chief and covert war veteran Michael Vickers picked up his doctorate last Thursday at the School of Advanced International Studies’ commencement.

The Washington Post
June 1, 2011
Protest poet was more than “The Revolution”
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that the late Gil Scott Heron, a political lyricist, received a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
June 1, 2011
Merit aid can ease college sticker shock
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2011
Handling hand pain: Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attention to a live online chat about hand pain, scheduled today with Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins, director of the School of Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
May 31, 2011
Charles Village Festival offers a run for your money
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the Charles Village Festival notes that Johns Hopkins is a sponsor of the event and that registration for the festival’s 5K run will take place on the university’s Homewood campus.

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
May 30, 2011
Business - Many firms call Howard County home
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, with 4,400 employees, is one of Howard County’s largest employers.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2011
Woman cited in accident that left Hopkins cyclist in coma pays lesser fine because of police mistake
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns the driver cited in a traffic accident that left JHU undergraduate Nathan Krasnopoler in a coma.

CapitalBop.com (Washington, D.C.)
May 31, 2011
Musician profile | Jolley Brothers: ‘That ESP thing’
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Nate and Noble Jolley, Jr., twin brothers and jazz musicians, who grew up together in the District, then went to college at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
June 1, 2011
Dunn keeps on track with community, coaching excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Jay Dunn was also recently named NCAA Mid-East Assistant Track Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track Coaches Association. It notes that Dunn coaches Johns Hopkins University men and women students in the shot put, discus throw and javelin.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2011
Matt Stover: a good player and a real role model
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the friendship between former Ravens kicker Matt Stover and JHU football coach Jim Margraff. It also describes how Stover provided advice in 2009 to Alex Lachman, the kicker on the Johns Hopkins football team.

Buffalo News
May 31, 2011
James Whalen, UB electrical engineering professor (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Whalen graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in engineering in 1962 and doctorate in engineering in 1969.



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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
May 31, 2011
A Salute to the Class of 2011
NBC News' annual tribute to graduates everywhere highlights words of wisdom from commencement addresses by President Obama, Thomas Friedman, Toni Morrison, John Boehner, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks, Kofi Annan and Brian Williams.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 29, 2011
Colleges Adapt to New Kinds of Students From Abroad
Younger, less-experienced students have a lot to learn about life in the United States, and programs are being devised to enlighten them.

Bloomberg
May 31, 2011
Senator to Hold Hearing on For-Profit Colleges on June 7
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate education committee, will hold a fifth hearing on for-profit colleges on June 7.

New York Times
May 30, 2011
Coaching and Much More for Chinese Students Looking to U.S.
Companies are seeking to profit as a record number of students from outside the U.S. compete for spots at selective American colleges.

Philly.com
May 31, 2011
Temple bracing for a 25-percent cut in state aid
Temple University leaders braced for a reduction of up to 6 percent in state aid this year, but the actual cut is slated to be 25 percent – a loss of $44.6 million, enough to pay 18 months of water, gas, and electric bills at all nine of Temple's campuses and sites.

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2011
Dodging a Bullet
Texas lawmakers fail to pass a controversial bill, previously seen as a sure thing, that would have let people carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 31, 2011
Nursing Schools Increasingly Turn to Part-Time Faculty
Practicing nurses bring clinical experience to the classroom but may lack teaching skills, says a scholar who surveyed deans of nursing programs nationwide.

Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2011
Once a campus outcast, ROTC is booming at universities
Helped by the recession, more active recruiting and a sea change in student perceptions of the military, ROTC programs on college campuses are thriving. And some elite schools like Stanford and Harvard are welcoming ROTC back for the first time in decades.

New York Times
June 1, 2011

Rutgers President Will Step Down in 2012 but Stay on Campus to Teach

Richard L. McCormick, who has led the university since 2002, is known for overseeing a major reorganization of the university at a time of state budget cuts.

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