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Maryland Daily Record
March 29, 2011
Baltimore City Council opens EBDI hearing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Baltimore City Council will conduct a hearing this Wednesday afternoon on the performance of the nonprofit East Baltimore Development Inc. as it enters a second decade redeveloping 88 acres north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2011
Rawlings-Blake to propose 1 percent spending increase
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science, is quoted in this article.

The Washington Post
March 29, 2011
College students get tips finding free food, but nutrition isn’t counted
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports on a fledgling on-line service called food-bot.com. that steers students toward campus events offering free food. Johns Hopkins University is listed on the site as a participant.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 29, 2011
Defenders of the Humanities Look for New Ways to Explain Their Value
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and a visiting scholar at SAIS.

Montgomery Gazette
March 30, 2011
National Children's Study will track roughly 300 Montgomery County children from birth to age 21
Johns Hopkins angle: The National Children’s Study will be conducted by study researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and at study centers nationwide, including Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health Study Center in Rockville.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
Suicide attempts may have a genetic link
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have found a genetic reason why some people may attempt suicide. Quoted is the study leader, Virginia L. Willour, a School of Medicine assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 29, 2011
Hopkins ranked top Baltimore-area hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital tops the list of hospitals in the Baltimore area, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual analysis of hospitals by specialty.

San Francisco Chronicle
March 29, 2011
Obama spells out middle ground in Libya war
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum, author of "Frugal Superpower" and foreign affairs expert at SAIS, is quoted.

The Washington Post
March 29, 2011
Mavis B. Marks, doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Mavis B. Marks received a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

Christian Science Monitor
March 30, 2011
First photo of Mercury from orbiting spacecraft
Johns Hopkins angle: This Space.com story reports that the Messenger spacecraft, which entered orbit around Mercury on March 17 and is managed by a team at APL, sent its first images of the hot planet’s surface back to Earth early Tuesday.

Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2011
NASA gets first close-up look at Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story reports that the Messenger spacecraft, which entered orbit around Mercury on March 17 and is managed by a team at APL, sent its first images of the hot planet’s surface back to Earth early Tuesday.

CNN
March 30, 2011
First image of Mercury from orbit released
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Mercury is controlled by a team at APL.

Scientific American
March 29, 2011
NASA probe returns first-ever orbiter photo of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: The Messenger mission is controlled by a team at APL.

United Press International
March 29, 2011
First image of Mercury from orbit released
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports on the Messenger mission, controlled by a team at APL.

New Scientist
March 29, 2011
Probe snaps first image taken from Mercury's orbit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Messenger spacecraft, which entered orbit around Mercury on March 17 and is managed by a team at APL, sent its first images of the hot planet’s surface back to Earth early Tuesday.

Wired News Science
March 29, 2011
First Image of Mercury From Orbit
Johns Hopkins angle: Messenger’s mission control team is at APL.

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2011
Music in the Great Hall announces 2011-2012 season
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blot post mentions that an upcoming concert series will include an April 2012 performance by the Apollo Trio, whose members include Peabody Institute’s director of chamber music, cellist Michael Kannen.

South Brunswick Patch (New Jersey)
March 29, 2011
The Jersey Jazz Trio to Perform at South Brunswick's Jazz Cafe Friday Night
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Jersey Jazz Trio mentions that pianist/composer David Berends received his formal musical training at the Peabody Conservatory and other institutions.

Arbutus Times (Maryland)
March 30, 2011
Musical theater returns to Lansdowne High
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that freshman Isaac Saunders, 14, who hopes to become a professional singer, is in his second year of vocal training with the preparatory department of the Peabody Institute.

Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas)
March 30, 2011
Reading by novelist A. Manette Ansay
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that novelist Ansay was a 19-year-old student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music when an undiagnosed muscle disorder left her unable to walk and unable to play the piano.

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2011
Mollison powers Maryland women past Towson, 17-8
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s lacrosse item in the column reports that Johns Hopkins senior defender Brooke Lipinski and junior attacker Colleen McCaffrey were named American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week and WomensLax.com Player of the Week, respectively.

Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2011
Mary K. Margolis, Hopkins budget administrator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Mary Margolis spent 41 years as a Johns Hopkins University secretary and budget administrator and was married to Simeon G. Margolis, a School of Medicine professor of medicine and biological chemistry.

Catholic Review (Baltimore)
March 29, 2011
Robert Twynham, acclaimed Baltimore composer and musician, dies at 80
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Robert Twynham studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

ABS-CBN News (AFP)
March 30, 2011
NASA releases picture of Mercury's surface
Johns Hopkins angle: Agence France-Presse reports that the Messenger spacecraft, which entered orbit around Mercury on March 17 and is managed by a team at APL, sent its first images of the hot planet’s surface back to Earth early Tuesday.

Network World
March 29, 2011
NASA releases first ever Mercury orbit planet picture
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the Messenger spacecraft, which entered orbit around Mercury on March 17 and is managed by a team at APL, sent its first images of the hot planet’s surface back to Earth early Tuesday.

Deutsche Welle
March 30, 2011
Brzezinski criticizes German and Polish stance on Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: In an interview with Deutsche Welle, former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, now of SAIS, calls Berlin's abstention in the Security Council an unfortunate decision.

Zee News (ANI)
March 30, 2011
New treatment shows promise in the fight against breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study led by Jeff H. Geschwind, professor of radiology, surgery and oncology and director of vascular and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which came up with a “promising treatment to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors.”

Halifax Evening Courier (UK)
March 30, 2011
Heart risks of diabetes drugs compared
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the School of Medicine.

Inside Higher Ed
March 30, 2011
Humanities, For Sake Of Humanity
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS was the host of the Symposium on the Future of the Humanities.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 30, 2011
Penn researcher links DNA aging clock to diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the research of Mary Armanios of the Kimmel Cancer Center, who found that Type 2 diabetes is linked to the shortening of telomeres.

Deccan World (IANS)
March 30, 2011
India world's second largest tobacco user: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: The Bloomberg School of Public Health is mentioned in this IANS piece.

Yonhap News Agency
March 29, 2011
Rep. Chung calls for redeployment of tactical nukes to S. Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: Rep. Chung Mong-joon, former chairman of the ruling Grand National Party, spoke at a forum at SAIS.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

NPR (AP)
March 30, 2011
Virginia Tech Fined For Slow Response To Shootings
The $55,000 fine was the most the U.S. Department of Education could levy. Department officials said the school waited too long to notify students during the 2007 rampage in which 32 students and the gunman were killed. A university spokesman said the school would appeal.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 30, 2011
University of Pennsylvania Program Seeks To Boost Enrollment of Black Men In Ph.D. Programs
The Grad Prep Academy is helping create a fraternal network of black education researchers and leaders.

Bloomberg News
March 30, 2011
I
vy League Alumni Quit Admissions Interviews as Success Slips
Alumni interviewers say they’re getting annoyed that fewer of the students they endorse win acceptance. Some are ignoring calls to do more and others are quitting the volunteer job altogether.

Wall Street Journal – Metropolis blog
March 30, 2011
An Educational Egg Drop
Teams of Cooper Union engineering students and a professor dropped eggs from the portico of the college’s Foundation Building to see if the devices they designed could protect such delicate cargo. See the results of this unusual academic exercise in a slideshow and a video.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 27, 2011
At Campus Nuclear Reactors, Heads Are Cool
The tsunami-related damage to a Japanese facility prompts operators to emphasize the safety of their much smaller research reactors.

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