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ABC News (AP)
November 3, 2011
Warbling Wrens Don't Just Tweet, They Sing Duets
Johns Hopkins angle: Research done by Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune finds that the brains of wrens in Ecuador are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation. The New York Times and Washington Post also posted this AP story on their websites.

Discover Magazine
November 3, 2011
Stunning wren duets are conceived as a whole but sung in two parts
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

New Scientist
November 3, 2011
Male wren more alert to female's song than his own
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Nature.com
November 3, 2011
Songbirds couple up to stay in tune
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Science Magazine
November 3, 2011
Wrens' Brains Are Wired for Duets
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Epoch Times
November 3, 2011
Bamboo Wren Pairs Tweet in Tune
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Canadian Broadcast Corp.
November 5, 2011
Quirks and Quarks: Dr. Eric Fortune
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune was interviewed by host Bob MacDonald on CBC’s “Quirks and Quarks” about his research into the basis of cooperation in the brain, using duet-singing wrens.

UK Press Association
November 3, 2011
Singing wrens achieve duet harmony
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Metro (UK)
November 3, 2011
Male and female wrens sing a duets together in perfect harmony
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain

New Kerala (India)
November 4, 2011
Brain cells wired for team work
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Softpedia.com (Romania)
November 4, 2011
Brains Are Built for Cooperative Activities
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune found that the brains of wrens are “wired” for duet-singing, shedding light on cooperation’s basis in the brain.

Yorkshire Post (U.K.)
November 4, 2011
Wrens enjoy tuneful living
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on new research by Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune, who is quoted in the piece.

Big Pond News (Australia)
November 04, 2011
Birds of a feather
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on new research by Krieger School neuroscientist Eric Fortune.

Times Colonist (Canada)
November 4, 2011
Multi-tasking just an illusion, and a rude one at that
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature references the research of Steven Yantis, professor of psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 4, 2010
In most heated Capitol Hill debates, compromise is getting us nowhere
Johns Hopkins angle: In this op-ed, Brian Gunia of the Carey Business School comments on “the cult of compromise.”

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2011
Study finds signs of gradual Chesapeake Bay recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new study by researchers at JHU and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Quoted is lead researcher Rebecca Murphy, a doctoral student in the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

ENS.com (Environmental News Service)
November 3, 2011
Chesapeake Bay Healing, Dead Zone Shrinking
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story article reports on a new study by researchers at JHU and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Quoted are lead researcher Rebecca Murphy, a doctoral student, and William Ball, a professor, both in the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
November 3, 2011
Study finds Chesapeake dead zone decline
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports on a study conducted by The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Maryland Daily Record
November 3, 2011
Study finds Chesapeake dead zone decline
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins University was a part of the study of the Chesapeake Bay.

Steel Guru
November 4, 2011
AISI to provide technical assistance on research funded by NSF
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a research project that will be co-led by This article reports on a research project that will be co-led by led by Benjamin Schafer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Civil Engineering.

New York Times
November 4, 2011
The Online-College Crapshoot
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature points out that the librarians for Excelsior College, a nonprofit that has 30,000 online students and is based in Albany, are actually at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.


The Telegraph (U.K.)
November 4, 2011
Michael Kerr's ten top travel books
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of the columnist’s favorite travel books includes “Watermen” by Randall S. Peffer, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
November 4, 2011
Economic security is national security
Johns Hopkins angle: This guest column is authored by Robert G. Gard Jr., former director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies' Center in Bologna, Italy.

CNN Opinion
November 3, 2011
Stop the scourge of child trafficking
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University.

The Tennessean (Nashville)
November 4, 2011
TSA will test body scanners
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that in recent years the Transportation Security Administration has commissioned tests of its X-ray machines, also known as backscatters, by the Food and Drug administration and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

International Business Times
November 4, 2011
Life on Mars: Is There Martian Life in Underground Caverns?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is study author Scott Murchie of The Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 4, 2011
New $26M nursing home planned for Johns Hopkins Bayview campus
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins medicine could soon be looking for a developer to help finance and build a new $26 million nursing home facility on the campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Maryland Daily Record
November 3, 2011
On the move – 11/4/11: Roadnet Tech appoints Gupta
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Pamela Paulk, vice president of human resources for Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named appointed to the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees. This roundup also states that Beth A. Woodring who has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, has been named chief underwriting officer of The Barbour Group, of Westminster.

USA Weekend
November 4, 2011
Make Your Day Better With D
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Roger Blumenthal, director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
November 3, 2011
Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay piece reports that a new Johns Hopkins study indicates that older people can safely donate kidneys. Quoted is Dorry Segev, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Modern Medicine
November 3, 2011
Children at increased risk for invasive melanoma
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by senior investigator John Strouse, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 4, 2011
For Senate President Mike Miller, a new take on USM merger
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is mentioned.

The Gazette (Maryland)
November 04, 2011
Names & Faces
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System named Michael Henri' Thompson associate director of community affairs.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2011
Trainer Gaudet aiming to retire at end of year
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college soccer item in this column states that Johns Hopkins senior Paulina Goodman was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week. A men’s lacrosse item states that former Johns Hopkins All-American Steven Boyle was named an assistant at Brown.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3, 2011
The China Conundrum
A big increase in the number of students from China would seem to be a boon for American colleges, but it's proved to be challenging all around.

New York Times
November 4, 2011
Couple Donate $150 Million to Fight Poverty in Developing Nations
A Silicon Valley investor and his wife have given $150 million for the new Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.

Washington Post
November 2, 2011
Two-year colleges draw more affluent students
Middle-class and more affluent students are enrolling in community college because it is a good value.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2011
UMBC president wins $500,000 award for academic leadership
Hrabowski says he will use Carnegie Corp. grant to fund teaching innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.

USA Today
November 3, 2011
U.S.-born children take fight over tuition to court
Citizens by birth sue Florida after being denied in-state tuition because their parents are illegal immigrants.



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