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The Washington Post (AP)
October 12, 2011
APNewsBreak: Flight scheduled to pick up sick New Hampshire woman from South Pole on Friday
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that an ailing engineer at the South Pole has consulted doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Yahoo News (HealthDay News)
October 11, 2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a study led by Thomas LaVeist of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that white and black Americans who live in poor neighborhoods struggle with many of the same health disparities, which suggests that where a person lives plays a larger role in health disparities than previously believed.

The Washington Post
October 12, 2011
Vitamin E boosts prostate cancer risk, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Caballero, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2011
Pregnant women will join the running crowds in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature are Andrew Satin, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Linda Szymanski, a staff physician in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics.

New York Daily News
October 12, 2011
Campaign aims to collect photos of every American who died in Vietnam
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a JHU alumnus, contributed a photo of Charles "Chuck" Aronhalt Jr., who graduated from JHU with a degree in engineering in 1964.

EE Times
October 12, 2011
Nobel laureates traced to NSF research grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam G. Riess shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics.

Denver Post
October 12, 2011
Guest Commentary: The future of American business and innovation
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece, by former Johns Hopkins Carey Business School dean Yash Gupta, mentioned that IBM CEO Sam Palmisano kicked off a nationwide speaking tour celebrating IBM's 100th anniversary at Johns Hopkins University recently. Palmisano is a JHU alumnus.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2011
Prostate screening: When more information is a bad thing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial points out that “Johns Hopkins Hospital has long been on the forefront of research into the idea of ‘watchful waiting,’ that is, carefully monitoring the progression, if any, of a prostate cancer rather than treating it immediately with surgery or radiation.”

WUSA9 TV (Texas)
October 12, 2011
Jayna Murray's Parents Discuss Forgiveness and Upcoming Lululemon Murder Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Jayna Murray, a student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Chronicle Herald (Canada)
October 12, 2011
Analysts: Economic crisis far from over
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Canadian Press story is Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.)
October 12, 2011
Lecture explores cooperative behavior
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School psychologist Eric Fortune will speak about his research on cooperative behavior tomorrow at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.

Explore BaltimoreCounty.com
October 11, 2011
Hampden Family Center gets a 'taste' of financial stability
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Hampden Family Center uses volunteers from The Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
October 11, 2011, 8:00 am
Number Trouble
Johns Hopkins angle: This grammar, usage and style blog refers to a recent quote from David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
October 11, 2011
The Anne Arundel Co. community rallies around a girl with cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Anne Arundel County resident Caitlyn Zabko, who is being treated at the Oncology Center. Her mother, Candy Zabko, is a nurse at JHU.

The Washington Post
October 12, 2011
College Radio Day: An SOS for student-run stations
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins University students are among college students in the area who lost their access to the airwaves.

NorwalkPlus.com (Connecticut)
October 12, 2011
CAM celebrates outstanding young musicians
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that between 1986 and 2001 Earl Carlyss was the first holder of the Sidney M. Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory.

Germantown Patch (Md.)
October 11, 2011
Pianist Spins Chopin Obsession into Musical Metaphor
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that pianist Brian Ganz graduated from the Peabody Institute, where he is now a faculty member.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2011
Tom Benjamin adds a new 'Brick' to his reputation
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Howard County composer Tom Benjamin taught at the Peabody Institute from 1987 until his retirement in 2007, and added that he has returned there to teach the occasional course since then.

Boston.com (Boston Globe)
October 12, 2011
Boston-based woodwind quintet to hold free performance in JP
Johns Hopkins angle: This performance preview states that Woodwind quintet Vento Chiaro was founded at the Peabody Conservatory in 1997.

Maryland Daily Record
October 12, 2011
Council’s next EBDI hearing in November
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that Johns Hopkins University is a partner in the development of Middle East by the East Baltimore Development Inc.

Globe Gazette (Iowa)
October 12, 2011
Music to your ears
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Johns Hopkins University study.

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2011
Byrd Stadium to host NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals in 2013
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins is ranked eighth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Lambert Meadowlands Division III poll.

Register Star (Hudson, N.Y.)
October 11, 2011
Garth Barton Pitsker
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Garth Pitsker, who was a professional organist and concert pianist for many years, earned degrees at the Peabody Institute in 1950 and 1952.

NJ.com
October 12, 2011
George W. Sullivan (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Sullivan graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1943.

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Inside Higher Ed
October 12, 2011
Wait and See
Time is running out for the "super committee," the 12-member bipartisan panel charged with reducing the U.S. government's deficit by $1.2 trillion before Thanksgiving. With the fate of many higher education and other domestic programs potentially at stake, higher education's supporters in Washington say they are concerned but uncertain how much they can influence this debate.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2011
'Ellen DeGeneres Show' coming to Towson University
Towson University to be featured on a segment on the talk show, but the details are sketchy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 9, 2011
New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Their Own Textbooks for Under $20
Those looking to create their own texts have lots of options now, from build-your-own-book sites as well as traditional publishers.

Washington Post
October 7, 2011
Campuses cater to foodie movement by turning cafeterias into upscale eateries
Nationwide, colleges big and small are competing for the attention of tomorrow’s leaders by targeting their bellies with Food and Wine magazine-caliber food.

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