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PBS NewsHour
May 3, 2011
Levee Blast Floods Missouri Town, Spares Others Along Mississippi River
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Robert Dalrymple, a professor of civil engineering at the Whiting School.

CNN
May 5, 2011
Will bin Laden's death end the United States' Afghan war?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Adam Sheingate is quoted.

Baltimore Sun – Crime Beat blog
May 4, 2011
City students hold peace event
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Philip J. Leaf of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.

Education Week
May 5, 2011
Studies Provide Guidance for Teaching Immigrant Preschoolers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Margarita Calderón, a professor emerita and senior research scientist at the School of Education.

Washington Post
May 3, 2011
On Leadership: Our nation’s ‘short term’-itis
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, the dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School weighs in on how can leaders resist the natural temptation to move on to other priorities when goals begin to look like they might be out of reach.

The Washington Post
May 5, 2011
Collegiate blogging: How do you avoid being lame?
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Creasy, associate director of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this college blog.

Discovery News
May 4, 2011
Heat Wave Warning for the Windy City
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports on research by Roger Peng of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which predicts that climate change could cause future heat waves, causing more heat-related deaths. Peng is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2011
Extreme weather due to climate change deadly
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research indicating that extreme weather brought on by global climate change could lead to more deaths. Quoted is Roger Peng, lead author of the study and an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics.

The News-Messenger (Michigan)
May 5, 2011
Experts weigh in on Oak Harbor murder, suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about domestic violence mentions a study about murder-suicides conducted by Jacquelyn Campbell, professor at the School of Nursing, which showed domestic violence had been a past problem in 70 percent of the cases.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2011
The power of naps
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Susheel Patil, a deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorder Center who also is a School of Medicine assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

New York Times
May 3, 2011
Job Description Grows for Our Utility Hormone
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature attributes a description to psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

CNN Money
May 5, 2011
Fortune 500's baller and shot caller CEOs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Fortune 500 CEOs who exhibited athletic prowess on the playing field in high school and college notes that Sam Palmisano, CEO of IBM, was an offensive center on his high school team and that at Johns Hopkins, where his team went 17-10 from 1970 to 1972.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Maybe bad fat can be replaced with good fat
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this health blog post, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that suppressing a protein in the brain of rats not only reduces the animals’ calorie intake but seems to have turned the typical white fat into a brown kind that burns off more energy. Quoted is study leader Sheng Bi, a School of Medicine associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Ft. Myers Examiner (Florida)
May 4, 2011
Scientists: we can make bad fat turn into good fat
Johns Hopkins angle: A fitness column about research led by Sheng Bi, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, which indicates that scientists may have found a way to convert the bad “white” fat into good “brown” fat – which is easier to lose. The research has possible implications for the treatment of obesity.

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2011
Treating shoulder pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This post provides a transcript of Wednesday’s online discussion on shoulder pain, which was conducted with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program in the School of Medicine.

ABC2 News
May 4, 2011
The debate over animal testing in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Zeger, vice provost for research at JHU, is quoted in this piece, as is Thomas Hartung of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)
May 5, 2011
In the Real Vocal String Quartet, the musicians not only play instruments but sing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that violinist Irene Sazer of the Real Vocal String Quartet earned a bachelor's degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Toledo Blade (Ohio)
May 5, 2011
Organist Adam Brakel to perform at cathedral concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that organist Adam Brakel earned a master's degree at the Peabody Conservatory, later studied in France and recently completed his graduate performance diploma studies at Peabody.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
May 5, 2011
A night of ‘Fantasy'
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that Frederick Symphony Orchestra musical director and conductor Elisa Koehler is a trumpet player with a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory.

Alexandria Gazette Packet (Virginia)
May 4, 2011
Strickling Wins Prize in Vocal Performance
Johns Hopkins angle: this article mentions that soprano Laura Strickling, the sole female winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance — Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 2011, in the professional opera division, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Middletown Transcript (Delaware)
May 5, 2011
West, Lorenz eyed Fairmont, Hopkins classrooms first
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Appoquinimink High lineman Lorenz recently committed to Johns Hopkins University,

Maryland Daily Record
May 5, 2011
After relocation, ex-Middle East resident living in misery
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2011
Haverford School's Blake brings a lot to the plate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Ryan Blake of the Haverford School, heads to JHU next year.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 5, 2011
Lacrosse comes to small screen near you
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a lacrosse video game mentions that Crosse Studios is seeking the necessary licensing through the NCAA so that it can include in the game “such powerhouses” as Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
May 5, 2011
After winning 1st national title, Duke lacrosse team eyes another deep run in NCAA tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins team is mentioned.

The Washington Post
May 5, 2011
David J. Sencer, CDC chief who resigned over swine-flu vaccine, dies at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: Alfred Sommer, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a former dean of its School of Public Health, is quoted.

Easton Star-Democrat (Maryland)
May 5, 2011
Diane S. Walton (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Walton worked Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for 20 years as an administrative specialist.

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Inside Higher Ed
May 5, 2011
Admissions Summer
The National Association for College Admission Counseling released its annual May list of colleges with space available for the fall. For a private colleges without billion-dollar endowments or 40,000 applicants, the start of May is a shift to a new stage of filling out the fall class.

New York Times – the Choice blog
May 4, 2011
Still Room for Freshmen at Many Colleges
Hundreds of universities struggle every year to fill their freshman classes. For some of those institutions, the sluggish economy has only added to the challenge of completing the freshman class.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 5, 2011
Ranking of Research Universities May Harm More Than Nebraska
Critics say existing yardsticks used to compare universities aren't useful across the board because of wide differences in programs and priorities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 5, 2011
Who Needs the AAU, Anyway? - Opinion Piece
The most common characteristics linking the AAU institutions are the size of their research budgets and the number of their faculty members who are members of prestigious national academies. "The advantage of this association ... is that we're all supposed to be alike," said one president of a member institution in a recent Chronicle article. "If that's no longer the case, then we lose the benefits of membership."

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 5, 2011
Engineering Universal Access for Learning
Bowie State University is pioneering new ground in understanding the cognitive and psychosocial issues involved in adaptive technology.

Wall Street Journal
May 4, 2011
Tough Time to Enter Real-Estate Profession
This spring, more than 1,500 students will be completing graduate-level real-estate programs that have sprouted in some 70 U.S. universities and colleges throughout the country. The job outlook isn't promising.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 4, 2011
Attorneys General in 10 States Mount Joint Investigation Into For-Profit Colleges
Under an agreement that includes Kentucky, Florida, Iowa, and Illinois, attorneys general will share findings and may pursue joint lawsuits in some cases.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Tech Therapy blog
May 4, 2011
Teaching Students to Be Smartphone-Literate
Ronald A. Yaros, a professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, talks about his vision for helping students prepare for a business world in which smartphones will be the norm.

Inside Higher Ed
May 5, 2011
Don't Mention Virginia Tech
Universities discipline a student and a professor and call in police for threatening comments that mentioned campus shootings. Now the institutions must defend themselves against legal actions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 3, 2011
In China, Political Chill Begins to Reach Universities
China's academics are quietly evaluating a wave of detentions among public intellectuals since the start of the year, amid signs that the political chill is starting to reach into universities. Some recent incidents suggest that Chinese authorities are putting tighter curbs on campus activities that could be deemed political.




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