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New York Times – Well blog
May 25, 2011
A Memory Tonic for the Aging Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions "a series of remarkable new experiments by researchers at Johns Hopkins University" and quotes Michael A. Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School.

USA Today
May 24, 2011
Ford developing car-seat heart monitor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Gordon Tomaselli, a School of Medicine cardiology professor, who is the incoming president of the American Heart Association.

CNN Health
May 25, 2011
HIV in the '80s: 'People didn't want to kiss you on the cheek'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on 30 years of the HIV epidemic includes comments and information from John Bartlett, a School of Medicine professor who has led the school's efforts to combat and prevent AIDS since the early '80s.

Politico.com
May 25, 2011
Joe Lieberman mentors GOP freshmen
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Robert Guttman, founder and director of Johns Hopkins University’s Center on Politics and Foreign Relations.

Washington Examiner
May 25, 2011
O'Malley takes 70 mates to China, Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Gov. Martin O'Malley will visit the Nanjing Center of Johns Hopkins University.

Forbes.com
May, 25 2011
Names You Need To Know: Todd Sacktor’s Search For The Memory Enzyme
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Ned Sacktor, a School of Medicine professor of neurology.

Philadelphia Daily News
May 25, 2011
Can't certain men control themselves?
Johns Hopkins angle: Written by David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of "The Compass of Pleasure."

New York Daily News
May 25, 2011
Jon (Bones) Jones hoping for the best: 'Ultimate' fighting showdown set for floor of Assembly
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a Johns Hopkins University study which concluded that mixed martial arts has an injury rate similar to other violent sports.

Lansing State Journal (Mich.)
May 24, 2011
Escaping car-seat straps a snap for clever kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrea Gielen, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, is quoted.

MSNBC.com (Reuters)
May 24, 2011
More primary care tied to lower death rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Barbara Starfield of the Primary Care Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Globe and Mail (UK)
May 24, 2011
Every hour, 48 women raped in Congo, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Michelle Hindin, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health who specializes in gender-based violence, is quoted.

Khaleej Times (IANS)
May 25, 2011
'Survival protein' can treat neuro-disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: Valina Dawson, professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Cell Engineering, is quoted.

Sunderland Echo
May 25, 2011
Heart risks of diabetes drugs compared
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a study authored by researchers from the University of East Anglia and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Explore Baltimore County.com (Baltimore Messenger)
May 24, 2011
Arts group sees rock-solid future in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Baltimore Rock Opera Society mentions that one of the co-founders, Jared Margulies, works for JHU's Center for a Livable Future in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The National (United Arab Emirates)
May 25, 2011
Aid workers fight secret war against HIV on Kabul's backstreets
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, focusing on Afghanistan, refers to a 2009 Ministry of Health study, conducted by The Johns Hopkins University, which concluded that the percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive is at 7 per cent nationally, making it a "concentrated epidemic."

U.S. News and World Report
May 24, 2011
10 Schools With Fewest Cars on Campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is on the list of schools where the lowest percentage of undergraduate students have cars on campus (not counting those who live off campus and own cars).

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2011
Advice for new parents, changing by the day
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that “the hand-washing mantra is so powerful that graduates of The Johns Hopkins University, a hotbed of medical research, must first rub a dollop of hand sanitizer in their palms before shaking the president's hand Thursday and grabbing their diplomas.”

Maryland Daily Record
May 25, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Rob Windsor, CEO of First Financial Federal Credit Union, of Lutherville, has been appointed to the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association’s board of directors. Windsor was CEO of Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union from 1983 to 1996.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Messenger)
May 25, 2011
Angelo's Pizza in Hampden closes after 21 years, but might reopen — or be sold
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes from a 2002 review published in the Johns Hopkins University Newsletter.

The Ridgefield Press (Conn.)
May 25, 2011
Many Ridgefield students earn honors, scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Jay De Young of Ridgefield, who is majoring in computer science, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2011
Navy rallies past Army, 5-3, reaches NCAA regionals
Johns Hopkins angle: A college baseball item in this sports column states the ABCA Division III All-Mid-Atlantic third team included Johns Hopkins junior pitcher Alex Eliopoulos. Another item reports that Johns Hopkins' Jay Dunn was named the Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Biloxi Sun Herald
May 25, 2011
Tretheway selected as one of 9 arts winners
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary D. Garrard is an alumna.

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
May 24, 2011
Health and Wellness: Losing fat without going hungry — really
Johns Hopkins angle: Written by Dr. Rebecca Gelber, graduate of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

NewsChannel5.com (Tenn.)
May 24, 2011
New Treatment For Lupus Sufferers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Dr. Robert Katz, who mentions that he did a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

Burlington Free Press (Vermont)
May 25, 2011
Vermont Democratic Party hires new communications director
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions that Alicia D’Alessandro, the new communications director for the Vermont Democratic Party, earned a master’s degree in American Government from JHU.

Seattle Times
May 24, 2011
Obituary: UW's Eugene Vance loved teaching, adventure
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Stephen Nichols, an emeritus professor at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in medieval literature and its interactions with history, philosophy and art history.

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New York Times
May 25, 2011
Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite
The last four presidents of the United States each attended a highly selective college. All nine Supreme Court justices did, too, as did the CEOs of General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil and Google. Like it or not, these colleges have outsize influence on American society. So their admissions policies don’t matter just to high school seniors; they’re a matter of national interest.

Inside Higher Ed
May 25, 2011
Policy Progress vs. Protecting Privacy
In commenting on changes to federal rules governing access to students' educational records, advocates argue that that's the choice.

U.S. News and World Report
May 24, 2011
5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom
College educators are finding creative ways to bring the microblogging platform into their lesson plans.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2011
Chinese students a growing presence at MICA
The art college is one of many U.S. institutions experiencing an influx of applications from China.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
May 24, 2011
Former Towson (and current U-Mass) President Caret on grad rates
This guest post from Robert Caret, president of the University of Massachusetts and former president of Towson University, is on what Maryland should do to improve the statewide graduation rate.

Inside Higher Ed
May 25, 2011
NCAA Academic Metric Hits HBCUs
Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" -- especially black institutions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 25, 2011
Thiel Fellowship Pays 24 Talented Students $100,000 Not to Attend College
Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder who wants to inspire debate about whether higher education is overvalued, expects the fellows to develop business ideas instead.

Inside Higher Ed
May 25, 2011
Tablets, Yes; E-Texts, Maybe
The same students who say tablet computers are going to revolutionize higher education don't necessarily want to read books on them.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 24, 2011
Accreditor to Offer New Model That Looks Into Corporate Practices of For-Profit Colleges
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools said the optional new category could help allay lawmakers' concerns about the sector.


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