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New York Times
November 2, 2011
Johns Hopkins Student Applies Dark Energy to the Black Art of Racing
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Wheels” online post reports on a Formula One racecar team that has been aided by Johns Hopkins undergraduate Dillon Brout, a Krieger School physics major. The piece mentions that Brout studies under Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. Also mentioned is Daniel Scolnic, a Johns Hopkins graduate student who is part of Riess’s team.

ABC News (AP)
November 3, 2011
Poorest of poor in U.S. at new peak
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School economist Robert Moffitt is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Newark Star-Ledger (N.J.)
November 3, 2011
Poverty rate growing in N.J.'s working-class towns, census data shows
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School economist Robert Moffitt.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
Baltimore scientists find low but possibly harmful Gulf contamination
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about National Aquarium and Johns Hopkins University research about potentially harmful toxic oil contaminants found in the Gulf of Mexico includes comments from Edward J. Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

CNN
November 3, 2011
Will the Greek government survive the debt crisis?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Neil K. Shenai, a doctoral candidate in International Political Economy at SAIS.

The Washington Post
November 3, 2011
Ambassador Nirupama Rao, India’s new woman in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Andersen, director of South Asia studies at SAIS, is quoted.

TIME Healthland
November 2, 2011
Study: ADHD Medications Don't Increase Heart Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Cardiologist Gordon Tomaselli of the School of Medicine was quoted in this online story.

CNN
November 3, 2011
Previewing the G-20 Summit; Using MRIs for Diagnosing Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Limb of the School of Medicine was interviewed by Sanjay Gupta about MRI imaging.

New Scientist
November 2, 2011
Screen-spy program can read texts and emails
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is computer security expert Aviel Rubin of the Whiting School of Engineering.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
November 2, 2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports that a study led by Catherine Lee Chen of the School of Medicine concluded that obese women who undergo elective breast surgery, such as a breast reduction or reconstruction, are nearly 12 times more likely than non-obese women to have complications following their operation.

Science News
November 2, 2011
Mars' history is a fluid situation
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Murchie of APL is quoted in this Science News story.

New Kerala
November 3, 2011
NASA study of clay minerals suggests watery martian underground
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this IBNS story is Scott Murchie of APL.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
Hopkins gets $10 million to fight infections from colon surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has been awarded $10 million for a project designed to reduce surgical-site infections and other major complications of colon surgery. Quoted is the institute’s director, Peter J. Pronovost.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 3, 2011
Johns Hopkins wins $10M to help reduce surgical infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, will receive $10 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help reduce surgical infections.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2011
Older patients can donate kidneys, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that thousands of people waiting for a new kidney may find hope in a new Johns Hopkins study that indicates that older people can safely donate the organs. Quoted is Dorry Segev, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Nature News
November 2, 2011
The prevalence puzzle: Autism counts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story opens with reference to Leo Kanner, the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist and physician who first described autism in 1943.

WJLA.com (AP)
November 2, 2011
Renee-Nicole Douceur leaving Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Renee-Nicole Douceur tells The Associated Press in an email she's leaving Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland on Wednesday. She is heading to Stowe, Vermont.

Sign On San Diego
November 2, 2011
'Henrietta Lacks' author sparks conversation
Johns Hopkins angle: Lacks was a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Nurse.com
November 2, 2011
Proper handling of CV catheters saves lives, money
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, director of Pediatric Quality and Safety at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.)
November 2, 2011
Moore challenges attendees at United Way event
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a speech delivered by Wes Moore mentions that he was the first black student at The Johns Hopkins University to become a Rhodes Scholar.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
Upcoming event: Docs in the parks
Johns Hopkins angle: This “B’more Green” blog post states that on Nov. 12, local pediatricians, including Maria Brown of the School of Medicine, will be at Herring Run Park in Baltimore to promote nature and outdoor exercise as prescriptions for fending off chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
UM study finds MD climate law no drag on economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This “B’more Green” blog post reports on a University of Maryland study conducted in partnership with scholars from Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute and The Johns Hopkins University.

Midland Daily News (Michigan)
November 2, 2011
MSO guest conductor in demand around the country
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Bohuslav Rattay, artistic director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and director of orchestras at Ball State University in Muncie, earned a degree at the Peabody Institute.

ABC 2 TV
November 3, 2011
Patients draw favorite ties
Johns Hopkins angle: People across Maryland will wear Miracle Ties today as a sign of their support for patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Community Times (Maryland)
November 2, 2011
Telescope helps scientists see universe origins
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story are Krieger School astrophysicists Adam Riess and John Grunsfeld.

Maryland Daily Record
November 3, 2011
Torbit shooting investigation is complete
Johns Hopkins angle: Darrel Stephens, Johns Hopkins University Division of Public Safety Leadership faculty member, is mentioned.

Baltimore Business Journal;
November 2, 2011
Maryland approves $153M deal for 54 new MARC rail cars
Johns Hopkins angle: The Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower at Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore Campus, is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
A real game-changer for Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary praises the Charm City Circulator, the free downtown Baltimore shuttle bus service that this week launched its third route, a green line running between Downtown, Fells Point and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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NPR
November 3, 2011
College Students' Borrowing Hits An All-Time High
Students are borrowing more money to pay for college than ever before. New data shows that students who graduated in 2010 carried 5 percent more debt than in the previous year.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3, 2011
The China Conundrum
What seems at first glance a boon for colleges and students alike is, on closer inspection, a tricky fit for both.

New York Times
November 2, 2011
American Students Gaze Across the Atlantic and See College
At a time when more international students are choosing to study in the United States, a separate phenomenon is on the rise: that of American students choosing to spend their entire college experience abroad. Some international institutions have noted American students’ increased willingness to travel farther from home, which has prompted the schools to bolster their outreach efforts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3, 2011
Disclosure Requirements for Colleges Are Often Ignored or Just Loosely Followed, Report Says
Many colleges and universities blatantly ignore a federal requirement to disclose Pell Grant students' graduation rates, and many institutions loosely follow other disclosure laws, giving prospective students confusing and often meaningless information.

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