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Universe Today
June 1, 2011
Revealing A Hybrid Star Cluster
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a study by Krieger School astronomer Imants Platais into an “oddball” star cluster.

Space Daily
June 1, 2011
"Oddball" Star Cluster is a Hybrid
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a study by Krieger School astronomer Imants Platais into an “oddball” star cluster.

Financial Post
June 1, 2011
Terence Corcoran: Why growth is tanking
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Steve Hanke, an applied economist with the Whiting School of Engineering.

Chicago Sun-Times
June 2, 2011
New Chicago Schools CEO kicks off ‘listening tour’
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Joyce Epstein, director of the Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University.

Popsci.com (Popular Science Magazine Online)
May 27, 2011
2011 Invention Awards: A Pen To Screen for Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article names the Antenatal Screening Kit, developed by JHU biomedical engineering graduate students, as one of the magazine’s 2011 Invention Awards recipients. The eight student team members are identified, as well as their sponsor, JHU affiliate Jhpiego, and their academic program, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design.

Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2011
The U.N. Can't Deliver a Palestinian State
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, professor and Middle East expert at SAIS.

New York Times
June 1, 2011
Eating Fat, Staying Lean
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Well” health blog post reports on a new study led by Kerry Stewart, professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at the School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute.

Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2011
Have some bacon with those eggs: Higher-fat diets may not cause artery damage for obese people trying to lose weight
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a new study whose co-author is Kerry Stewart, professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at the University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute. Stewart is quoted.

New Kerala (ANI)
June 2, 2011
Obese people face no arterial health risks from low-carb, higher-fat diets
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports on a new study led by Kerry Stewart of the School of Medicine that has suggested that obese people, who are considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate, higher-fat diets, face no arterial health risks.

CBS Minnesota
June 1, 2011
High-Fat Diets Healthier Than Expected, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Kerry Stewart of the School of Medicine has suggested that obese people who are considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate, higher-fat diets face no arterial health risks.

Ivanhoe
June 2, 2011
High Fat diet?
Johns Hopkins angle: Kerry Stewart led a study that suggests that obese people who are considering a low-carb, higher-fat diet do not face arterial health risks.

CNN
June 1, 2011
AIDS in the '90s: 'I wasn't going to die miserably'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions John Bartlett of the School of Medicine.

CBS News Healthwatch
June 1, 2011
Early marijuana use tied to long-term brain problems
Johns Hopkins angle: New research co-led by Karen Bolla, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, shows that adults who smoked marijuana before age 15 have significant problems with attention span, impulse control, and "executive function" - the ability to plan and carry out tasks.

The Washington Post
June 2, 2011
More schools rethinking zero-tolerance discipline stand
Johns Hopkins angle: Catherine Bradshaw, associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2011
Access to Mental-Health Care No Guarantee Kids Won’t Visit the E.R.
Johns Hopkins angle: Emily Frosch, lead author of the study about mental health services for kids and a pediatric psychiatrist at Hopkins Children’s, is quoted.

Detroit News
June 2, 2011
Dr. Eva Feldman, oversees research aimed at therapies for ALS patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Guy McKhann, a neurology professor at the School of Medicine.

Ivanhoe
June 2011
Hearing Loss—Your Race May Be To Blame
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Discoveries and Breakthroughs” story quotes Frank Lin of the School of Medicine.

American Medical Association News
June 2, 2011
Economists and scholars defend Medicare pay board
Johns Hopkins angle: Barbara Starfield of the Bloomberg School of Public Health was one of more than 100 academics, analysts and economists are pressing Congress to preserve the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board to promote new payment methods and improve the program.

The West Australian (AFP)
June 2, 2011
Elite schools lead education boom in Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story mentions that Johns Hopkins University is working to set up a medical school in Malaysia.

Tampa Tribune
June 2, 2011
Tampa General Hospital challenges HCA trauma plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has joined the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
June 1, 2011
Research center opened to honor George W. Comstock
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that in 1962, Comstock founded the Johns Hopkins Training Center for Public Health Research and Prevention in Washington County and led it for 42 years.

Fast Company Magazine
May 31, 2011
YouEye's Cheap Eye Tracking Lets Brands Use Your Webcam to Watch What You Watch
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins University.

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

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
June 2, 2011
Student part of largest graduating class in HCC history
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Andrew Miecznikoski, who graduated recently from Howard Community College. Miecznikoski was found to have a large brain tumor at age 5 and was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital by pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is quoted in the story.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
June 2, 2011
Apollo's Fire and friends prepare to perform sassy songs of British Isles
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Mark Cudek, director of the Early Music Program at the Peabody Institute. Cudek is the founder–director of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble.

Free Times (Columbia, S.C.)
June 1, 2011
Art of Music Series Presents Phillip Bush
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that pianist Phillip Bush attended the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
June 2, 2011
Apollo's Fire and friends prepare to perform sassy songs of British Isles
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Mark Cudek, a noted early-music performer, teacher and founding member of the Baltimore Consort, also is founder-director of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble at the Peabody Institute.

Sandy Springs Patch (Ga.)
June 1, 2011
Holy Innocents' Cellist Closer to Fulfilling Dreams of Julliard and Becoming a Professional Musician
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Wick Simmons, a rising junior and star cellist at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, will spend his summer with music experts from the Peabody Institute and other top music schools at the Heifetz International Music Festival in New Hampshire.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2011
These are a few of their favorite films
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this movie column quotes Megan Isennock of Johns Hopkins' Outdoor Film Series as saying that this program’s largest recent turnouts have been for the Pixar movies “Up” and “WALL-E.”

Columbus Dispatch
June 1, 2011
Our opinion: Summer resolutions: Teach the kids, and get out and about
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column mentions a 1996 study from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Summer Learning.

Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2011
Johns Hopkins installing HD video board at Homewood Field
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup reports that Johns Hopkins announced Wednesday that a new integrated high-definition video board will be installed at Homewood Field this summer and be ready for use at the start of the fall season.

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NPR – Morning Edition
June 2, 2011
'Softened' Regulations Issued For For-Profit Schools
After months of delay, the Department of Education on Thursday issued new rules that could shut down some for-profit colleges and universities. The department says the regulations are meant to cut off federal aid to schools whose students cannot earn enough to repay their loans.

Inside Higher Ed
June 2, 2011
No Room for the Needy?
An Education Trust analysis asserts that only five colleges succeed at making quality higher education affordable for low-income students, a finding challenged as overstated. The five are all public institutions, including two in the California State University system (its campuses at Fullerton and Long Beach) and two in the City University of New York system, Queens College and Bernard M. Baruch College. The fifth was the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Marketplace
May 31, 2011
Some lawmakers target Pell Grants for cuts
The government pays out billions in Pell Grants each year. But critics say there are cases of fraud where students don't use the money for education.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
June 2, 2011
Financial Aid Doesn't Stretch To Help Middle Class
Since the state’s need-based grants—and most other federal and state need grants—are distributed based on income, middle-class students are the ones feeling the most pain right now, said financial aid officers at Washington's universities.

Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2011
Jobs Market Picks Up for Graduates
After two years of sharp declines in hiring, M.B.A. students are having more success landing jobs, and getting them earlier, than during the depths of the financial crisis.

HuffPost College
June 1, 2011
Cornell Makes Case For More Suicide Prevention Nets
Cornell would install 6 new suicide prevention nets below the school's bridges. Cornell has had a history of gorge-related suicides. In 2010, 6 students committed suicide, three within one month. Since then, the university has spent over $575,000 on suicide prevention.

NJ.com
May 4, 2011
Piscataway girl, 15, decides to go to Harvard after being accepted to 13 colleges
Thirteen of the 14 colleges Saheela Ibraheem applied to accepted her — including six of the eight Ivy League schools. At Harvard, she will be among the youngest members of the school’s freshman class. "I’ll be one of the youngest. But I won’t be the youngest," the soon-to-be 16-year-old said.

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