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New York Times
October 2, 2011
Savior of the World, Heal Thyself: Prescription for America’s Ailments
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review of “That Used to Be Us” by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, mentions that Mandelbaum is a professor at Johns Hopkins. He is affiliated with the university’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2011
Patt Morrison Asks: The brain, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
October 2, 2011
Foreclosures Are Killing Us
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece was co-authored by Craig E. Pollack is an assistant professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine.

NPR
October 1, 2011
Flying Telescope Makes An Out-Of-This-World Find
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School astrophysicist David Neufeld.

Deccan Herald (India)
October 1, 2011
NASA's flying telescope SOFIA in search of distant stars
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this PTI report is Krieger School astrophysicist David Neufeld.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2011
Mercury's close-up shows lava flows and 'hollows'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes researcher David Blewett of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

BBC
September 30, 2011
'Hollows' mark Mercury's surface
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Blewett of APL.

New York Times
October 1, 2011
Super People
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes John Quiggin, a visiting professor of economics in the Krieger School.

U.S. News & World Report
October 3, 2011
New Report Details High School Dropout Prevention Efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center.

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2011
Dam Jam 2011: A celebration of Abel Wolman's foresight
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column pays tribute to Abel Wolman, the first chairman of the Johns Hopkins Department of Sanitary Engineering, who also received a joint appointment at the School of Public Health and Hygiene. He was Maryland's top sanitary engineer during the Depression.

CNBC.com
September 30, 2011
Political Economy Is Back With a Vengeance: Gordon Bajnai
Johns Hopkins angle: This guest blog was written by Gordon Bajnai, a former prime minister of Hungary’s crisis management government, now a distinguished fellow at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2011
City made $223M accounting mistake in financial statements
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2011
Jump, skip, toss – children and parents get a lesson in the art and science of play
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Baltimore's first Ultimate Block Party, an outdoor play activity for children, notes that the event’s organizers included the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute. Susan Magsamen, the institute’s communications and marketing manager, is quoted.

Newstrack India (Ani)
October 3, 2011
Protein that controls sculpting of memory in brain identified
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI quotes Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., professor and director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 1, 2011
Could ecstasy help victims of child abuse, rape and crime? Doctors get go-ahead for first clinical trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece includes comments from Roland R. Griffiths, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Vancouver Sun
October 3, 2011
How to train your aging brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that concluded that people who volunteer have a slower rate of memory decline as they age.

Med India
October 3, 2011
Do Babies Forget About Objects Which is Not in Their View ?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School psychologist Melissa Kibbe led this research, which found that babies as young as six months old remember objects when they are not in view.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 1, 2011
Boys' night out may be key to happy marriage as cutting ties with old friends could erode their masculinity
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Irish Independent
October 3, 2011
Warning to swimmers as deadly parasite rampant in rivers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions The Johns Hopkins University.
AllAfrica.com
October 1, 2011
Uganda: HIV Drug Trial Disappoints Researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: The Uganda trial is being conducted at Mulago by the Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University (MUJHU) research collaboration, through the Microbicide Trials Network.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2011
The journey of breast cancer survivorship
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Elissa Bantug, project coordinator for the survivorship program at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2011
City man connects to Czech heritage through Wilson statue
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that President Woodrow Wilson “studied, taught and earned his doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University.”

Allentown Morning Call
October 2, 2011
PSSA practice tests raise accuracy concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Success for All program “has ties” to Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education.

Jewish Telegraph Agency
October 2, 2011
Report: Egypt to release accused spy Ilan Grapel
Johns Hopkins angle: Grapel is a JHU alumnus.

Arutz Sheva (Israel National News)
October 2, 2011
Report: Egypt to Free Ilan Grapel in US Deal for Money, Politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Grapel is a JHU alumnus.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2011
For Pitcairn's family, a journey from happiness to grief
Johns Hopkins angle: For this article, a Sun article interviews the mother and sisters of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher who was stabbed to death during a robbery last year.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2011
Hearing postponed for woman who robbed Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a postponed court hearing for Lavelva Princess Merritt, who pleaded guilty to robbery charges in connection with the stabbing death last year Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Maryland Daily Record
October 3, 2011
On the Move, Oct. 3: Lee elected president of American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Johns Hopkins angle: W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was recently elected president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, this brief states.

Maryland Daily Record
October 2, 2011
Lawyers pitching in to help Baltimore youth lacrosse league
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Lawrence J. Quinn, an attorney who was “one of the greatest goalies ever to play the game,” while at Johns Hopkins University in the 1980s, according to Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. The article also states that Stanley S. Fine of Rosenberg|Martin|Greenberg LLP is also a former Blue Jay.

Maryland Daily Record
October 2, 2011
Social workers team up with Legal Aid lawyers
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, is mentioned.

Variety
October 3, 2011
Goldsmith back as Variety biz editor
Johns Hopkins angle: Jill Goldsmith holds a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins.

Battle Creek Enquirer (Michigan)
October 2, 2011
Best-selling author, veteran and youth advocate speaks at Starr Commonwealth
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumnus Wes Moore spoke at Starr Commonwealth.

Cumberland Times-News
October 2, 2011
Maryland monitoring HPV vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Connie Trimble, director of the Cervical Cancer Dysplasia Center and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Lancaster Online
October 2, 2011
F&M cold in second half, falls to Dickinson
Johns Hopkins angle: No. 20 Johns Hopkins (5-0, 4-0) scored 34 points in the first three quarters and held host Juniata (0-5, 0-4) to three first downs and 37 yards of total offense as the Blue Jays posted a win over the Eagles.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2011
Congregants to celebrate 'Old Brick' church
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature quotes composer Tom Benjamin, a semi retired professor at the Peabody Institute.

Hanover Evening Sun (Pa.)
October 1, 2011
Tinter's first goal beats Dickinson
Johns Hopkins angle: Following a scoreless double-overtime tie against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, Gettysburg was in for another marathon on Saturday in Carlisle.

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2011
Elizabeth S. Cissel
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that in 1951, Elizabeth Cissel earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
September 30, 2011
William R. Barlow, economist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Barlow enrolled in a postgraduate Russian studies program at the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies after serving in the Army in World War II.

New Orleans Times Picayune
October 2, 2011
Channing Lester Ewing (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Ewing received his MPH from Johns Hopkins University in 1963.

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Scientific American
October 3, 2011
2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2011 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Bruce Beutler at the Scripps Research Institute in California, Jules Hoffmann at the French National Center for Scientific Research and Ralph Steinman at Rockefeller University in New York City. They are being recognized for their elucidation of the complex workings of the immune system.

The Hechinger Report
September 29, 2011
We’re asking the wrong questions in the latest SAT cheating scandal
Instead of focusing on the latest scandal, "we should focus on the graduation gap and how far the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to getting college students to graduate," writes Liz Willen, the editor of The Hechinger Report.

Inside Higher Ed
October 3, 2011
New Path for Teacher Ed Reform
Obama administration wants states and colleges to focus on how teachers do once they enter the classroom, not whether they can pass a licensure test.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 2, 2011
Graduate Enrollment Declines in Part Because of Caution About the Economy
Some universities took in fewer new Ph.D. students because of worries about how many the programs could afford to support.

New York Times
October 3, 2011
Op-Ed: The University of Wherever
Can technology provide an elite education for the masses?

Chronicle of Higher Education – Next blog
October 2, 2011
Beyond Super and Ill-Prepared Students, How About Some With Creativity?
Dueling op-eds on Sunday described students who are notably talented and others without basic skills. Maybe we just have students lacking imagination, writes Jeff Selingo.

USA Today
September 29, 2011
State lawmakers push to allow guns on college campuses
State lawmakers across the USA are pushing a growing number of bills this year that would legalize carrying guns on college campuses.

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