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New York Times
October 8, 2011
Inflating the Software Report Card
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Robert A. Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at JHU’s School of Education.

Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2011
Where Will The Next Pandemic Come From?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that School of Medicine virologist Donald Burke "coined the term 'viral chatter' to suggest the possibility of detecting signals created by new and emerging viruses well before they reach the wider human population."

CNN.com
October 9, 2011
Dark energy, science's biggest mystery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess led a team that discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious (and, as of yet, not well understood) thing called “dark energy.” Last week, Riess shared the Nobel Prize in physics for that discovery.

NJ.com
October 10, 2011
Watchung Hills alumnus Adam Riess wins Nobel Prize in Physics
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess, who last week won the Nobel Prize in physics.

NPR "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!"
October 8, 2011
Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job
Johns Hopkins angle: Nobel physics laureate Adam Riess is interviewed and then answers questions about the inventor of the cell phone in the "Not My Job" segment of NPR's weekly news quiz show.

NPR "Science Friday"
October 7, 2011
Physics Nobelists Observed An Accelerating Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: Nobel physics laureate Adam Riess is interviewed about the discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

Baltimore Sun
Arundel executive Leopold weighing run for statewide office
October 7, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Matthew A. Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 10, 2011
Group draws attention to a long-vacant lot in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on residents who are concerned about a vacant lot at 32nd and St. Paul streets that was sold to Johns Hopkins in 2009 for a reported $12.5 million but has not yet been developed. The article states that Salem Reiner, director of JHU's Office of Community Affairs, said university officials were still deciding on a use for the lot.

Charleston Post and Courier (AP)
October 10, 2011
Paralyzed man with chips implanted in his brain controls robotic arm to touch girlfriend's hand
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press story is Michael McLoughlin of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 10, 2011
Father paralyzed from neck down holds his girlfriend's hand... using his mind to power robotic arm
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael McLoughlin of APL is quoted.

ThirdAge
October 10, 2011
Robotic Arm Helps Paralyzed Man to Touch, Give a High-Five
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael McLoughlin of APL is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2011
A death from cancer, and a search for answers
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Burke, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, comments in this story.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
October 10, 2011
Crab feast celebrates changes at Charles Village church
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that SS Philip and James Catholic Church in Charles Village is doubling as a ministry for Johns Hopkins students. Rev. David Mott, Catholic chaplain at JHU, is mentioned.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
October 7, 2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a study out of the Children’s Center indicating that some children with melanoma are more likely to have invasive disease than are adults. Quoted is senior investigator John Strouse, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at the School of Medicine.

UPI
October 8, 2011
Video games used for ICU physical therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International reports that a team of researchers at the School of Medicine found that interactive video games, which help stroke patients recover, appear to enhance physical therapy for patients in intensive care units. Michelle Kho led the study, and Dale Needham is quoted.

UPI
October 8, 2011
Caffeine may predict cocaine use
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International reports that a team co-led by Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine found that a person’s response to caffeine may predict how he will respond to other stimulant drugs.

MedIndia
October 9, 2011
Caffeine Could Predict Risk of Drug Abuse
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study co-authored by Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine has found that a person's response to caffeine could help predict how a person will respond to other stimulant drugs, such as amphetamine and cocaine, this story reports.

Silver City Sun News (N.M.)
October 10, 2011
Their View: Schools need to kick the numbers habit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research.

Chico Enterprise Record (California)
October 8, 2011
Symphony conductor to visit OLLI
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Kyle Wylie Pickett, music director and conductor of the North State Symphony, has degrees from Stanford University, Chico State University and the Peabody Conservatory.

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 8, 2011
Young and creative, Hilary Hahn on top of classical world
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn states that Hahn began her studies when she was three years old at Baltimore's Peabody Institute.

Flathead Beacon (Montana)
October 7, 2011
Bringing International Sounds To Flathead
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions an upcoming performance by Israeli cellist Amit Peled, an acclaimed performer who is currently a professor at the Peabody Conservatory.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 9, 2011
Timonium United Methodist ready for great pumpkins
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column mentions that J.C. Lazzaro was recently named principal violinist for Preparatory Youth Orchestra at The Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2011
Dunbar High School resurrects marching band
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Dunbar High School freshman Amara Hill trained at the Peabody Preparatory.

Washington Post
October 8, 2011
Letter to the editor
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter writer criticizes the Post sports section for an inconsistent approach to determining which college sports teams are local, an approach that leaves out teams, like Johns Hopkins, which "are practically right up the street."

New York Times
October 8, 2011
Piero Weiss, Pianist and Musicologist, Dies at 83
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports on the death of Piero Weiss, a former concert pianist and recording artist who turned to musicology and founded the Music History Department at the Peabody Conservatory, joining the faculty in 1985.


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Inside Higher Ed
October 10, 2011
Suddenly Ineligible
The House Republicans’ plan to change Pell Grant eligibility would disqualify hundreds of thousands of students in order to preserve the maximum grant at $5,550 for fiscal year 2012. The brunt of those changes would fall on the highest-earning families who are still eligible for Pell Grants -- who on average make slightly over $40,000 per year.

The New York Times
October 10, 2011
American Economists Share Nobel Prize
The Nobel prize in economic science was awarded Monday to Thomas J. Sargent at New York University and Christopher A. Sims at Princeton University for their research looking at the cause-and-effect relationship between economic policy and the broader economy.

Inside Higher Ed
October 10, 2011
AAUP Endorses Occupy Wall Street
The National Council and the Collective Bargaining Congress of the American Association of University Professors on Friday endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests.

New York Times
October 9, 2011
School Partnerships to Change the World
An alliance of universities is working to join graduate students in business and management with nonprofits that advocate social responsibility.

Boston Globe
October 10, 2011
Boston area college students plan Wall St. protest
Students from 10 area colleges are planning to join the Occupy Wall Street movement with a march through downtown Boston. Student protesters said are they angry with an education industry they say mimics what they call the "irresponsible, unaccountable, and unethical financial practices" of Wall Street. They point to what they say are university presidents earning hundreds of thousands of dollars while other university workers struggle to make ends meet.

New York Daily News
October 10, 2011
Denzel Washington makes $2M endowment to Fordham, hires 'Cosby' mom as first theater chair
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has given $2 million to Fordham to endow a chair in Theatre in his name, and $250,000 to establish a scholarship for an undergraduate studying the craft. Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has joined the Fordham faculty as the university's first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.

Johns Hopkins University