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New York Times
May 15, 2011
Hydropower’s Resurgence and the Controversy Around It
Johns Hopkins angle: Deborah Lynn Bleviss, a professor in the energy, resources and environment program at SAIS, is quoted.

United Press International
May 13, 2011
Study: 'Old' memories confuse in old age
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports on research led by Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa, which sheds light on why it gets difficult to remember new things as we get older.

The Times of India (ANI)
May 14, 2011
Aged people don't remember 'new' things
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa led a study that sheds light on why it gets increasingly difficult to remember new things as we get older.

eMaxHealth
May 14, 2011
What happens to the brain when we forget?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa led a study that sheds light on why it gets more and more difficult to remember new things as we age.

Science Blog
May 13, 2011
As time goes by, it gets tougher to ‘just remember this’
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa led a study that sheds light on the brain science behind why we have difficulty remembering new things as we get older.

Voice of America
May 13, 2011
Microbe Could Help Battle Malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio story reports that a team led by George Dimopoulos of the Bloomberg School of Public Health has discovered a bacterium in the gut of the Anopheles mosquito which may someday be used to destroy and, therefore, prevent the spread of the disease-causing parasite.

Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2011
Overwhelmed Internet users choose to unplug — for a little while
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Steven Yantis, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Prosecutors cut deal with woman charged in JHU researcher's death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore prosecutors have cut a deal with a woman charged in the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, agreeing to drop murder charges in exchange for testimony against a second person accused in the case.

WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
May 15, 2011
Deal Cut In Hopkins Researcher's Homicide
Johns Hopkins angle: Prosecutors have agreed to drop murder charges against a woman charged in the fatal stabbing of Johns Hopkins researcher Steven Pitcairn, 23, in exchange for her testimony against her co-defendant. Pitcairn was fatally stabbed in July while walking home in Charles Village.

Washington Examiner (AP)
May 14, 2011
Woman charged in JHU researcher's death cuts deal
Johns Hopkins angle: Prosecutors have agreed to drop murder charges against a woman charged in the fatal stabbing of Johns Hopkins researcher Steven Pitcairn, 23, in exchange for her testimony against her co-defendant.

Investor’s Business Daily (UPI)
May 15, 2011
Prosecutors make deal with murder suspect
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that Baltimore prosecutors have agreed to drop murder charges against a woman in exchange for testimony against her former lover. The victim was 23-year-old Johns Hopkins researcher Steven Pitcairn, who was fatally stabbed in July in Charles Village.

Daily News & Analysis (ANI)
May 14, 2011
It's official: knowledge of grammar is hardwired into our brains
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study led by then-JHU doctoral student Jennifer Culbertson (cognitive science) that found evidence that human beings are born “hard wired” for certain grammatical rules. Culbertson is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester.

Medical News Today
May 15, 2011
In A Groundbreaking Study Cognitive Scientists Look At Inborn Language Sense
Johns Hopkins angle:
This article reports on a study led by then-JHU doctoral student Jennifer Culbertson (cognitive science) that found evidence that human beings are born “hard wired” for certain grammatical rules. Culbertson is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester.

Al Jazeera
May 14, 2011
Russia president takes jibe at 'mentor' Putin
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Donald Jensen, a senior fellow at SAIS and a former US diplomat to Russia.

USA Today
May 15, 2011
Peril, promise in induced stem cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Science Snapshot” column mentions research led by Hua Liu of the School of Medicine that showed that human induced stem cells grown into liver cells could thrive after transplantation into mice genetically engineered to have cirrhosis.

Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2011
'Illegal' immigrants and the next economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column describes a Florida woman who conducts fund-raisers to support the research of the physician who saved her life: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, who as a youth entered this country illegally and who is now a School of Medicine associate professor of neurosurgery and oncology, neuroscience and molecular medicine and also serves as the director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program.

Slate
May 13, 2011
Explainer: Colon-oscopy
Johns Hopkins angle: A tagline at the end of this column thanks Jennifer H. Elisseeff of the Whiting School of Engineering.

The People’s Daily
May 16, 2011
Malaysian PM to start working visit to U.S. on Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will visit SAIS as part of a visit to the US today through May 24.

Huffington Post
May 16, 2011
More Than Just A Headache: Battling Migraine Stigma
Johns Hopkins angle: Jason Rosenberg, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at John Hopkins Medicine and director of The Johns Hopkins Headache Center, is quoted in this article about misperceptions among the public and health care practitioners about migraine headaches and the seriousness of the condition.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
A Solitary Thinker
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Stanley Fish, a literary critic, mentions when he team taught a class with Krieger School humanities professor Michael Fried.

Memphis Commercial-Appeal
May 15, 2011
There's hope for alternatives to animal testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Thomas Hartung, director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins.

Frederick News-Post
May 15, 2011
Emergency responders vexed by drop in volunteers
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Barnett, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
May 15, 2011
Cell phones have ‘made it fashionable to be rude’
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary about civility – or the lack thereof -- mentions Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni.

Amednews.com
May 16, 2011
Feedback on open-access scheduling "by no means glowing"
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Bundy, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Sacramento Bee
May 16, 2011
Kids get insights from brain trickery at UC Davis
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a program for academically talented teens that was part of a series of family programs put on by CTY.

Orlando Sentinel
May 16, 2011
Healthy Monday Tip #20 — Up your veggie count
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column notes that the “Monday Campaigns” are a national movement that dedicates the first day of every week to health. These campaigns were started by a non-profit organization founded in 2005 in association with Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Syracuse University.

Albany Times-Union
May 15, 2011
Woodland Hill students head to Carnegie Hall
Johns Hopkins angle: Marla Bracco enrolled in the five-year program in violin performance at Peabody.

Delaware Online (Wilmington News Journal)
May 15, 2011
Anything Once: Easiest job in music? Maybe for you, maestro
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Simeone Tartaglione, who earned a degree in conducting at the Peabody institute.

Lowell Sun (Mass.)
May 15, 2011
Pulling out all the stops
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that pianist David Foster Sears holds bachelors and master's degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.

Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
May 13, 2011
Augustan's musical career has led to dream jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This profiles states that pianist, organist, composer and producer Damien Sneed studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Washington Post
May 15, 2011
Denver beats Villanova 13-10 in 1st NCAA tourney lacrosse game held west of Mississippi
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins will play in the NCAA quarterfinals Saturday.

The Washington Post
May 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins advances in NCAAs with 12-5 win over Hofstra
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins scored eight goals in the second half and beat Hofstra 12-5 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA lacrosse tournament, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2011
Hopkins rallies to beat Hofstra, 12-5
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in Johns Hopkins’ opening game in the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament on Saturday, the Blue Jays broke a halftime deadlock by dominating Hofstra the rest of the way in a 12-5 win at Homewood Field.

New York Times
May 14, 2011
Notre Dame Advances
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire article states that Johns Hopkins scored eight goals in the second half and beat Hofstra, 12-5, in a first-round victory in the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.

Wall Street Journal
May 14, 2011
Hopkins advances in NCAAs, 12-5 over Hofstra
Johns Hopkins angle: The piece reports on Johns Hopkins 12-5 victory over Hofstra Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2011
Quarterfinals set for Johns Hopkins, Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post states that JHU’s men’s team, the third seed in the NCAA tournament, will face No. 6 seed Denver on Saturday at James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., at 2:30 p.m.

Washington Times
May 14, 2011
Matt Dolente leads Hopkins lacrosse to NCAA quarterfinals with win over Hofstra
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that midfielder Dolente won 13 of 20 face-offs as Hopkins rides eight-game winning streak.

Press Box
May 16, 2011
A Friendship Forged: Dave Pietramala and Bill Belichick
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature about the friendship between Pietramala, JHU men’s lacrosse coach, and Belichick of the New England Patriots.

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2011
Sway Away moves into void created by Santiva's exit
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes two items about JHU’s Division III tennis teams: Johns Hopkins’ men’s team won, 5-1, against Vassar in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Williamstown, Mass.; and the university’s women’s team Johns Hopkins handed Methodist a 5-0 loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament indoors in Lutherville.

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2011
Phelps finishes sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim
Johns Hopkins angle: A college women’s tennis item in this sports roundup states that Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren and sophomore Nandita Krishnan were selected to compete in the Division III NCAA singles championship May 27-29 in Claremont, Calif.

North Adams Transcript (Mass.)
May 15, 2011
Tennis teams easily advance
Johns Hopkins angle: The Williams College men swept Johns Hopkins 5-0 thanks to solid play from singles and doubles team.

Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2011
Former Del. Frank D. Boston Jr. dies at 72
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Boston earned a master's degree in education from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Donald Penn Hall Sr., principal
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Hall earned a second master's degree in 1975 in educational administration and supervision, both from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2011
Elsie K. Reighart, church educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Reighart was also a docent at the Homewood Museum Homewood on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2011
Leo Francis Dudek, mechanical engineer and veteran, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dudek earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1978 from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
Crisis of Confidence Threatens Colleges
The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic lines, according to two major surveys of the American public and college presidents conducted this spring.

Washington Post
May 16, 2011
U.S. College Education Isn’t Worth Price: Report
Higher education fails to provide students “good value” for the money they and their families spend, more than half of U.S. adults said in a survey. The debate over higher education’s value “has been triggered not just by rising costs but also by hard economic times,” according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
Most Presidents Prefer No Tenure for Majority of Faculty
The deteriorating number of tenured positions in higher education is a common source of concern for faculty, but few college presidents seem perturbed by the trend.

Inside Higher Ed
May 16, 2011
In for Nasty Weather
Maybe it’s because tenured professors are so disproportionately white male baby boomers that classic rock seems like a natural way to capture the sense that tenured faculty existence is vanishing.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 16, 2011
Relax, English majors
Every year, some of the most nervous graduates are liberal-arts majors, who have been told by too many people that they are unprepared for the future. This is wrong. If they have been diligent, they are prepared for a future in which many of tomorrow's jobs don't even exist yet.

NPR - Morning Edition
May 16, 2011
College Student Debt Grows. Is It Worth It?
The amount of money Americans owe on student loans recently exceeded the nation's credit card debt. That may lead one to ask: Is it smart to borrow a lot of money to go to college? Student financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz says college debt is OK - if you're careful.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 16, 2011
U.S. Colleges, Universities Step Up Recruitment With Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage
With a third of the country’s more than 3.4 million teachers expected to retire by 2013, many states may face a dwindling pool of qualified teachers. To address this, many education programs are stepping up their recruitment efforts — particularly in urban and underserved communities.

Washington Post
May 15, 2011
Personal finance tips for graduates
We have a great higher education system in this country, but where it fails miserably is educating young adults about personal finance. That job first belongs to the people raising the graduates. However, higher education institutions also have a responsibility to teach them how to manage their money.

Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2011
15-year-old prodigy is youngest graduate of University of Baltimore
A month shy of his 16th birthday, Ty Hobson-Powell made history Sunday when he walked across the stage at The Lyric as the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Baltimore.

New York Times
May 13, 2011
From a Stranger in an Airport, a Decision Becomes Clear
It was in an airport restaurant, talking with a complete stranger, that I found myself making the most important decision of my life thus far. Over a plate of schnitzel in Portland’s international airport, I was stuck at the monumental crossroads every high school senior faces. In my head I was pouring over all the positives and negatives of the three colleges I was considering.

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