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USA Today
March 13, 2011
Radiation health risk in Japan called low
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Jonathan Links, professor of environmental health sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Post
March 14, 2011
Woman slain in Bethesda Lululemon store remembered as 'a fighter'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Jayna Murray, a student at the Carey Business School, was killed Friday evening in the Bethesda store where she worked, according to police. Murray also had received her first master's degree in communications, public and media relations from Johns Hopkins in 2009.

Gazette (Md.)
March 14, 2011
No video evidence in fatal attack at Bethesda store
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, police say there is no surveillance video from the store to shed light on the brutal Friday night crime, in which Jayna Murray, 30, a Carey Business School student, was killed.

Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2011
Washington's Dithering on Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Eliot Cohen, a faculty member at SAIS.

Washington Post
March 14, 2011
White House seeks to re-connect to young voters
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes senior Woodrow Campbell, a participant in a White House outreach conference call for college students, who said the White House might be better off seeking out students who aren’t already involved in politics but who might become interested once they see how government affects the activities they care about, such as sports and the arts. Campbell is a student adviser to the university’s Center for Social Concern.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
March 13, 2011
Sue Shuff: Champions of new teacher pathways know what ain't so
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions that a “research project at Johns Hopkins University concluded that children in classrooms across the country learn about the same amount in any given year. The difference in their test scores is related to what happens in the rest of their lives.”

MedIndia
March 14, 2011
Temperature Detection Function of Rhodopsin
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a study led by Craig Montell of the School of Medicine found that rhodopsin, a pigment of the retina that is responsible for perception of light, is also involved in temperature sensation.

The Tennessean (AP)
March 12, 2011
Mercury to be visible as craft nears
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this wire story is Mercury mission scientist Ralph McNutt of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Psychology Today
March 11, 2011
The Expectations Trap
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin.

AllAfrica.com
March 14, 2011
Nigeria: Politics at a Pivotal Moment
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Peter Lewis, director of African Studies and associate professor at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Baltimore Sun
March 10, 2011
Group says "factory" farms pollute air
Johns Hopkins angle: This environmental news blog post quotes Bloomberg School of Public Health assistant scientist Keeve Nachman, who is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Mercury News (Silicon Valley)
March 13, 2011
The it school for our next Einsteins
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is biology teacher Matthew Harley, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins.

The Globe & Mail (Canada)
March 13, 2011
How to count cards
Johns Hopkins angle: Olaf Vancura, co-author of "Knock-Out Blackjack: The Easiest Card-Counting System Ever Devised," has a doctorate in physics from Johns Hopkins University, the article notes.

Observer (N.Y.)
March 13, 2011
Getting back on track
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that children who attend school less than 80 percent of the time, who receive poor behavior marks, or who fail an English or math course are not on track to finish their education, according to Philadelphia Education Fund research conducted in partnership with Robert Balfanz of JHU’s Center for the Social Organization of Schools and the Everyone Graduates Center.

Laurel Leader-Call (Miss.)
March 13, 2011
Laurel Schools exploring ninth grade academy
Johns Hopkins angle: Chuck Benigno, superintendent of the Laurel School District, mentions Johns Hopkins research in a quote in this story.

Canada.com (Reuters)
March 13, 2011
Sleep disorders tied to mortality risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story mentions a study led by led by Alison M. Laffan, formerly at Johns Hopkins University, and now at California Pacific Medical Center.

Cleveland Daily Banner
March 13, 2011
Squires Hall Recital Series
Johns Hopkins angle: Sarah Kate Walston, soprano, received her master of music degree and graduate performance diploma at the Peabody Conservatory.

Mansfield News-Journal (Ohio)
March 13, 2011
A life in music Donna Kurtz has shared her talent, lessons for decades
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Kurtz received her master's from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins in 1963.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
March 13, 2011
Names and Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Sarnevitz and Bailey Fendler, students at the United Hebrew Institute, were recently notified by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University that they have qualified to participate in special programs and services offered by the institution, his story states.

Haddonfield Patch (N.J.)
March 14, 2011
Whiz Kids: High School World Affairs Council
Johns Hopkins angle: Haddonfield Memorial High School won Best Small Delegation at Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference in Baltimore, beating nearly 40 schools in their division, according to a news release from the high school.

Lax Power
March 13, 2011
No. 11 JHU Races Past UMBC in Face-Off Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins got a goal from senior Kyle Wharton just five seconds into the game, and the Blue Jays never looked back in a 16-5 victory over UMBC in the third game of the fifth annual Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2011
No. 14 Hopkins jumps to early lead, pounds UMBC, 16-5
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on Saturday, JHU’s men’s lacrosse team handled UMBC early and easily, cruising to a 16-5 rout in the final of three games at M&T Bank Stadium. Quoted is JHU coach Dave Pietramala.

Washington Post
March 13, 2011
NCAA lacrosse: Syracuse tops Georgetown in overtime
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins' 16-5 men's lacrosse victory Saturday over UMBC.

Press Box
March 14, 2011
Nine Blue Jays Score In 16-5 Win Against UMBC
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins scored five seconds into the first quarter and never looked back, beating UMBC, 16-5.

Baltimore Sun
March 13, 2011
Postscript from Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post comments on Saturday’s game between JHU’s men’s team and UMBC. JHU coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2011
Georgetown's Emala overcomes pain to score five goals
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions that in Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game, Blue Jays sophomore attackman Zach Palmer “absorbed a devastating check by Retrievers junior defenseman Tim Shaeffer just 19 seconds into the game, but he returned to later score twice and add an assist.”

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2011
Lower-than-anticipated attendance doesn't fluster Face-Off Classic organizer
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post refers to the participation of JHU’s men’s lacrosse team in Saturday’s event.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC: Three things to watch
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post previewed Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU’s men’s team and UMBC.

Baltimore Sun
March 12, 2011
Police Commissioner Bealefeld brings lacrosse to city schools
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III does not believe Johns Hopkins will win this year’s NCAA lacrosse championship.


Washington Post
March 13, 2011
Cyril J. O’Brien, public relations supervisor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for a retired supervisor of publications at APL.

Times Herald-Record (NY)
March 13, 2011
JERRY CHARLES CAVAGNOL, PHD
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Cavagnol graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with his PhD in 1946.

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New York Times
March 13, 2011
It Came From Their Lab. But How to Take It to the Bank?
While university technology transfer offices routinely license the intellectual property developed on campus, the schools themselves often aren’t very nimble at retaining large stakes in the start-ups that exploit that property.

Washington Post
March 14, 2011
Get real on scholarships
Many parents “think if their child gets superior grades, can play an instrument exceptionally well or is a star athlete, he or she will qualify for substantial financial assistance” in college “Some will. Most won’t.”

New York Times – The Choice Blog on College Admissions and Aid
March 14, 2011
Penn Extends ‘Likely’ Letters (and Videos)
“Significantly more” than 200 applicants for the University of Pennsylvania’s next freshman class have received “likely” letters, which let them know early that they will soon be offered formal admission, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2011
Flagships Just Want to Be Alone
Hearing today's higher-education leaders opine about the heady days of the 1800s, when the Morrill Land-Grant Acts created many of the nation's flagship public universities, is a bit like listening to some tired soul recall a once vibrant romance that has slowly soured. While major public research universities and state governments have always had their differences, observers say they've never seen the relationship between the two as strained as it is now.

Inside Higher Ed
March 14, 2011
Educators See Federal Overreach
Discussion of forthcoming federal definition of "credit hour" and expanding state authorization requirements shows lawmakers on both sides of aisle share worry about too much regulation.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2011
2 American Campuses in Tokyo Remain Closed as Japan Struggles With Quake's Toll
Temple University's branch campus in Tokyo, the largest program run by an American university in Japan, remained closed Monday as the country struggles with emergency conditions resulting from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck on Friday. Lakeland College also closed its Tokyo campus Monday, citing the shutdown of train lines.

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