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Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2011
Surprising New Uses for Older Drugs; HIV Vaccine?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the School of Medicine and David Graham, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2011
Baltimore's Theatre Project is still radical at 40
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Roger Brunyate, director of opera programs at the Peabody Institute. The Peabody Chamber Opera is mentioned.

Newark Star-Ledger (N.J.)
October 18, 2011
Babies as young as six months remember more than we thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This article discusses a study by Krieger School psychologist Melissa Kibbe that found that infants who are younger than two years old can remember more than was previously thought.

Universe Today
October 18, 2011
Dawn Discovers Surprise 2nd Giant South Pole Impact Basin at Strikingly Dichotomous Vesta
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Debra Buczkowski of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory..

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2011
Defense begins in Currie trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
October 18, 2011
Virus pandemics: a great plague draws closer and closer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Don Burke of the Center for Global Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 14, 2011
Walters researchers decode the secrets of the Archimedes Palimpsest
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Johns Hopkins scientists with expertise in imaging technology contributed to this research.

PBS NewsHour
October 17, 2011
Cocaine: How 'Miracle Drug' Nearly Destroyed Sigmund Freud, William Halsted
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Howard Markel earned a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at Johns Hopkins and was an intern, resident and clinical fellow at the School of Medicine. Halsted, the focus of this story, was one of the founders of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
October 18, 2011
Medical Mystery: Giving birth didn’t ease a woman’s dangerous hypertension
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions testing conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
October 17, 2011
American Held in Egypt as Israeli Spy Could Be Free
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Ilan Grapel, who was arrested in Egypt in June, charged there with spying for Israel, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
October 18, 2011
Charles Village concerned about crime as burglaries and robberies rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to the robbery and murder last year of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, a crime that prompted neighborhood calls for expanded Homewood campus security patrol boundaries.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2011
For second time, high-rise trash chute yields a body
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Phillip Flanders, a 26-year-old graduate engineering student at The Johns Hopkins University and mentions the death last year of Harsh Kumar, who worked for a technology company and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

The Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 18, 2011
Now we can spot invisible cancer that killed Steve Jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New Kerala (ANI)
October 18, 2011
Broccoli compound could help beat drug resistance in COPD
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that a study led by Shyam Biswal and Rajesh Thimmulappa of the School of Public Health found that sulforaphane, a compound obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbages, could help bring relief to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Bermuda Royal Gazette
October 18, 2011
A lot of people think the depression is a result of illness it’s actually the other way around’
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed about depression is Andrew Angelino, director of the General Psychiatry Unit at Johns Hopkins’ Bayview Medical Center.

Adelaide Now (Australia)
October 18, 2011
Lesbian couple want to help boy to become girl
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine.

Chicago Sun-Times
October 17, 2011
NIU prof IDs ‘new’ breed of prehistoric saber-tooth cat
Johns Hopkins angle: The book, “The Other Saber-tooths: Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere,” is published by JHU Press.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 17, 2011
Letters to the Editor: Colleges' History Is Tied to the Public Good
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions “the founding of the Johns Hopkins University, the first modern university, in 1876.”

Maryland Daily Record
October 18, 2011
On the Move, 10/18: Fisher joins Carroll County Bank as a VP
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that Pamela Paulk, vice president of human resources for Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named one of five new members appointed to the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees. Paulk is also an associate faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University, where she received an MBA.

Malta Today
October 18, 2011
Who is the new US ambassador for Malta?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, newly-appointed Malta ambassador Gina Abercombie-Winstanley earned a master’s degree at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2011
Open forum on all pain topics
Johns Hopkins angle: This post previews a live online health chat that will be conducted Wednesday at noon by Paul Christo director of the School of Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2011
WBAL's Ron Smith announces on-air that he has pancreatic cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This broadcast media blog post reports that long-time WBAL talk-show host Ron Smith announced on his show that doctors at Johns Hopkins have diagnosed him as having pancreatic cancer.

Baltimore Sun
October 14, 2011
Some thoughts on Liszt and the Liszt-Garrison Festival's first concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post states that “the Peabody Conservatory has been busy celebrating Liszt since the season started.” Several upcoming recitals are listed.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2011
Hopkins in Face-Off, Big City tripleheaders
Johns Hopkins angle: A college men’s lacrosse item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins will play UMBC on March 12 at 4 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, and will play against North Carolina in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. A separate college football item notes that Johns Hopkins quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and that his team jumped one spot to No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll.

USA Today
October 17, 2011
Lineups set for two men's in-season tournaments
Johns Hopkins angle: This story announced that the Face-Off Classic college men’s lacrosse festivities on March 10 at M&T Bank Stadium will get under way as North Carolina takes on Princeton. The second game features defending NCAA champion Virginia taking on Cornell, followed at by a crosstown clash between Johns Hopkins and Maryland-Baltimore County.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2011
Andrew A. Dantzler
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports on the death of Andrew A. "Andy" Dantzler, an optical engineer who was program area manager for civilian space at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Quoted in this article is Ann Garrision Daren, managing director of the space department at APL.


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USA Today
October 17, 2011
Learning-disabled students get firmer grip on college
Enrollments are growing, but many schools fall short in the support and encouragement department. If only there were more Landmark colleges.

Washington Post – Answer Sheet blog
October 17, 2011
The Economist ranks business schools worldwide
The Economist rankings are one of the few of a number of business school rankings that attempt to compare international programs. Seven out of the top 10 schools are American and 20 of the top 30 are American.

Inside Higher Ed
October 17, 2011
Shutting Down Open Resources
A budget proposal for 2012 would block federal money for producing free learning materials if comparable programs already exist.

Education Week
October 17, 2011
Teacher Evaluation Scaled Back in Senate's Revised ESEA Draft
Senators working on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act have decided to scale back provisions relating to teacher evaluation.

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