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Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Messenger spacecraft to orbit Mercury Thursday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the arrival at Mercury of the MESSENGER spacecraft in a mission managed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Andy Calloway, the mission operations manager at APL, is quoted.

NPR – Morning Edition
March 17, 2011
Radiation A Concern For Plant Workers, Not Others
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Jonathan Links, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PBS NewsHour
March 16, 2011
First Rock From the Sun: NASA Set to Explore Mercury's Extreme Atmosphere
Johns Hopkins angle: A transcript of an interview with Eric Finnegan, MESSENGER's chief engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Red Orbit
March 17, 2011
MESSENGER On Autopilot For Mercury Orbit Insertion
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions the Applied Physics Laboratory and quotes MESSENGER Systems Engineer Eric Finnegan.

BBC News
March 17, 2011
Probe set to orbit Planet Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Finnegan, the Messenger mission systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

Florida Today
March 17, 2011
Messenger spacecraft closes in on Mercury's orbit
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Carl Engelbrecht, who heads propulsion for the mission at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Fiscal Times
March 17, 2011
FOREIGN AID DILEMMA: Dictators On Our Dollar
Johns Hopkins angle: Sanam Vakil, a professor of Middle East studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Mayor voting on deals with husband's employer
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a corrected version of an article originally published Tuesday. An editor’s note says, “An earlier version of this story misstated the place of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine within the Hopkins institutions. It is a unit of the Johns Hopkins University, not the Johns Hopkins Health System. The Sun regrets the error.”

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
For mayor, no conflict of interest
Johns Hopkins angle: This Baltimore Sun editorial offers the opinion that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has exercised all due caution by selectively abstaining from votes on city contracts with Johns Hopkins Health System, where her husband, Kent Blake, has been employed since December.

Baltimore Sun - Mike Sragow Gets Reel blog
March 17, 2011
'Where Do We Migrate To?' film series starts at Hopkins tomorrow night
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that the Film and Media Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University is partnering with UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture on a film series.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Counting blessings, counting crows
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column about an unusually large swarm of crows spotted near JHU’s Homewood campus, Dan Rodricks, searching for an  explanation, jokes that “maybe a Hopkins student messed up a lab experiment.”

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Peabody Opera presents double bill of fanciful Poulenc, Ravel works
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post previews an upcoming performance by Peabody Opera.

Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
March 17, 2011
B.C. pianist to perform Bach
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that pianist Michelle Mares spent two years studying with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory.

Gazette Newspapers (Maryland)
March 17, 2011
Perfect Harmony
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer, the members of the Baltimore-based Dahlia Flute Duo, met during their first week as master's students at the Peabody Institute.

Oregon Music News
March 16, 2011
Benjamin Kim returns to Portland to play with Columbia Symphony this weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions that pianist Benjamin Kim has a bachelor’s in music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Leon Fleisher.

Baltimore Sun – Second Opinion blog
March 17, 2011
The Talk: No conflict for the mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Astronomy Now Online
March 17, 2011
MESSENGER readies for orbit insertion
Johns Hopkins angle: APL is mentioned.

Seeking Alpha
March 17, 2011
China-Biotics: Executing Solidly on Growth Plans Means Great Things to Come
Johns Hopkins angle: Hui Chang holds both a Ph.D. in vaccine development and an MBA from Johns Hopkins.

Al.com
March 17, 2011
Messenger satellite fires thrusters tonight to enter orbit around Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: APL is mentioned.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 16, 2011
BofA Board Adds Billionaire Ambani, Boosting Access to India
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Phillip Phan, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Patriot Post
March 17, 2011
A Glowing Report on Radiation
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to a $10 million Department of Energy study from 1991 examining 10 years of epidemiological research by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on 700,000 shipyard workers.

LaxPower
March 17, 2011
No. 13 Hoyas Prevail in See-Saw Battle with JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions the women's lacrosse team's loss to Georgetown.

MarketWatch
March 17, 2011
Scientists Bank on Stress-Health Link
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Douglas A. Granger, a professor at the School of Nursing.

Reuters
March 16, 2011
U.S. mortality rate falls to all-time low
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes John Bartlett, professor at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Tom Brokaw, Valerie Plame set to appear in Baltimore Speakers Series
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of the sixth season of the Baltimore Speakers Series states that one of the speakers will be "Reading Lolita in Tehran" author Azar Nafisi, who is executive director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Plus News
March 17, 2011
UGANDA: ART reduces HIV transmission in discordant couples – study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Steven Reynolds, a professor at the School of Medicine.

Space.com
March 17, 2011
Next Stop, Mercury: NASA Probe to Arrive at Innermost Planet Tonight
Johns Hopkins angle: APL is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
Wells and Covie Stanwick carry on family's lacrosse legacy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about two siblings who are local high school lacrosse stars notes that Wells Stanwick will be attending The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
College lacrosse roundup: No. 5 Loyola women rally over Delaware
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief in this sports column reports that JHU’s women’s lacrosse team lost to the visiting Georgetown Hoyas, 12-11.

PBS NewsHour – The Rundown blog
March 16, 2011
Judy Woodruff: Research, Health and the Spending Debate -- Part One
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that alumnus Michael Bloomberg was recognized by Research!America for promoting public health and prevention research, through his contributions to scholarly work at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Sheahin's shot propels Loyola into 2nd round of WNIT
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that the four-time defending champion Johns Hopkins men's and women's tennis teams are picked to repeat in the Centennial Conference. Another item states that Johns Hopkins senior Christina Valerio was named an Indoor All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post is a Q & A interview with ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon, who mentions his former team.

Science News
March 16, 2011
New study gives dark energy a boost
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Adam Riess, an astronomer in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2011
George W. Holdefer
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that after World War II, Holdefer returned to Baltimore and enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his civil engineering degree on the GI Bill of Rights in less than four years.

The Washington Post
March 17, 2011
Robert E. Kemelhor dies: Engineer was 91
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert E. Kemelhor helped develop the Navy’s Polaris submarine missile program before retiring in 1991 as a chief engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, according to this obituary.

Wall Street Journal
March 17, 2011
Scientists Bank on Stress-Health Link
Johns Hopkins angle: Douglas A. Granger, a professor of nursing and public health at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
March 17, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Tom Liebel, of the Baltimore firm Marks, Thomas Architects, has been selected for Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects. Liebel has a master’s degree in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
March 17, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that ADG Creative of Columbia, has added staff members graphic designer Kathryn Gruver who has a master certificate in graphic, web, and multimedia design from the Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University and copywriter Matt McDermott, who has a master's in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

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Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Towson looks for solutions to town-gown relations
The Greater Towson Residential Task Force, which met Wednesday for the first time, will seek to find long-term solutions to strained relations between Towson University and its neighbors.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 17, 2011
New White House Effort Urges College Leaders to Promote Interfaith Understanding
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will announce "an effort to foster religious tolerance on college campuses by bringing together groups of all faiths to work on community-service projects."

Washington Post
March 17, 2011
Computer science courses use mobile apps to make coursework relevant
"As Virginia Tech and other universities train a new generation of computer scientists, professors are asking students to create programs that address real-life problems, often through handy, smartphone-ready apps."

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 17, 2011
An Early Look at Net-Price Calculators
"This fall, every college that receives federal financial aid will have to post a net-price calculator on its Web site to help prospective students estimate what the college would cost them after grant aid. ... [T]he Institute for College Access & Success has weighed in with a new report that examined existing calculators and found 'a great deal of variation' in how easy they were to find, use, and understand."

Johns Hopkins University