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NPR – All Things Considered
October 12, 2011
How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School cognitive scientist Barbara Landau is interviewed about her team’s study of Lonni Sue Johnson, a New Jersey artist who suffered brain damage after a bout with encephalitis in 2007. The study promises to unlock some of the secrets of the brain and creativity.

National Geographic
October 12, 2011
Nobel Prize in Physics 2011–The Accelerating Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics discusses the crucial role that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam G. Riess played in the discovery.

Nobelprize.org
October 4, 2011
Telephone interview with Adam G. Riess
Johns Hopkins angle: A four-minute interview with Krieger School astrophysicist (and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics) Adam Riess.

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2011
New area code to be issued in Central Md., Eastern Shore in 2012
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Susan M. Courtney, a Krieger School professor of psychological and brain sciences.

Sofia News Agency
October 13, 2011
S Economist Backs Quirky Bulgarian PM Bid to Cut EU Pensions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

The Gazette (Md.)
October 13, 2011
School at Andrews deploys community approach to unite on-, off-base students
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Andrews Charter School has a partnership with Johns Hopkins University to provide training to teachers and administrators about how best to teach and help children from military families, some of which simply is being aware and cognizant of what children might be dealing with.

Chicago Reader
October 13, 2011
Jonathan Rosenbaum ruminates on his 1998 'List-o-Mania'
Johns Hopkins angle: Rosenbaum mentions his book, Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Frederick News-Post
October 13, 2011
'Addiction and Art' book wins award, inspires another exhibit
Johns Hopkins angle: Addiction and Art was published by the JHU Press.

BBC
October 13, 2011
Asteroid Vesta rocked by mighty impacts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Debra Buczkowski from the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Alaska Dispatch
October 13, 2011
Mountain larger than Everest spotted on protoplanet Vesta
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated with the Christian Science Monitor, quotes Debra Buczkowski of APL.

New York Times
October 12, 2011
Prostate Testing's Dark Side: Men Who Were Harmed
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states, “A recent Johns Hopkins University study found surprisingly high rates of hospitalization after prostate biopsies and a 12-fold greater risk of death in those who develop infections. “

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2011
Researchers turn attention to breast cancer prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature are Kala Visvanathan, a Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professor in oncology and epidemiology, and Vared Stearns, co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2011
Baltimore's Robert E. Lee park to re-open with big changes for dogs
Johns Hopkins angle: This animal blog post quotes Peter Maloney, a School of Medicine researcher.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
October 13, 2011
Oral Bacteria Might Signal Early Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Choti of the Kimmel Cancer Center is quoted in this HealthDay story.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
October 13, 2011
Picture of Health: Fall is peak asthma time for kids, so prevention is key
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog quotes Dr. Robert Wood, director of Allergy & Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

MSNBC (Reuters)
October 12, 2011
Kids' urinary infections usually not a kidney risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters Health story quotes John Gearhart, director of pediatric urology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Tuscaloosa News (Ala.)
October 13, 2011
City graduate coach program praised
Johns Hopkins angle: This story references a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University.

Worcester Telegram & Telegraph (Mass.)
October 13, 2011
Primary care & health reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the work of the late Barbara Starfield of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Anniston Star (Ala.)
October 13, 2011
Suicide claims draw scrutiny of ‘spice’
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, an Internet survey done by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found the effects of spice and similar substances were much like those of marijuana.

Free Times (Columbia, S.C.)
October 12, 2011
USC Symphony Presents Local Pianist, Italian Conductor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that pianist Phillip Bush “is a world-class musician who studied at the Peabody Conservatory,” where one of his instructors was Leon Fleischer. The piece adds that USC Symphony Orchestra conductor Donald Portnoy earned his doctorate at Peabody.

A.V. Club
October 13, 2011
Tori Amos
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview mentions that singer-songwriter Tori Amos attended the Peabody Conservatory as a youth.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
October 12, 2011
Music prof, guitarist to perform Spanish selections
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that guitarist Berta Rojas earned a master's degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied under Manuel Barrueco.

Amity Observer (N.Y.)
October 13, 2011
Rosenbaum to perform with prestigious program
Johns Hopkins angle: Ian Rosenbaum graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Trentonian (N.J.)
October 13, 2011
COLLEGE SOCCER: TCNJ women blanked in tight battle with Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The College of New Jersey’s women’s soccer team lost to JHU 1-0 on Wednesday.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2011
Bayhawks trade Salisbury grad Hartzell to Ohio Machine
Johns Hopkins angle: A women's college soccer item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Kronick was tabbed as the ECAC South Region Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Boulder Daily Camera (Colo.)
October 12, 2011
Daniel Ziskin, local scientist, seeks first term on Boulder City Council
Johns Hopkins angle: Ziskin earned his Ph.D. in physics at JHU.

The Washington Post
October 13, 2011
Philo Dibble, diplomat who helped secure imprisoned hikers’ release, dies at 60
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Philo Dibble, a career foreign service officer, received his master’s degree in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University in 1980.

The Washington Post
October 13, 2011
Steve Daley, journalist and consultant
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Daley, taught graduate courses in opinion writing and crisis communications at Johns Hopkins University, according to this obituary.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2011
Richard K. "Dicky" Marshall
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Richard Marshall received a bachelor's degree in 1947 from The Johns Hopkins University. He later returned to JHU and was 68 when he earned a doctorate in 1992 in Italian Renaissance economic history, the obituary states.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 12, 2011
180 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.'s Latest Financial-Responsibility Test
In the Education Department's latest ratings of private colleges' financial health, 150 nonprofits got failing scores, and 30 for-profits did. See a sortable table with data for those institutions.

Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2011
India’s Half-Hearted Welcome for Foreign Universities
U.S. Commerce Department official Suresh Kumar says India needs to open up to foreign universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus blog
October 12, 2011
Smartphones Present Growing Security Problems on Campus, Report Says
As technology advances, so do the threats posed to its users and their devices. One growing area of concern for colleges, highlighted in a report released by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, is the increasing number of attacks on smartphones and their mobile Web browsers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 9, 2011
Campaign for Right to Carry Concealed Guns on Campuses Gains Traction
But a student group's attempts to advance the cause have met with resistance at many colleges, where firearms are seen as inappropriate.


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