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ABC News World News With Diane Sawyer
October 20, 2011
Libya: Moammar Gadhafi's Billions May be Unaccounted For
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this report is Daniel Serwer of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

CNN
October 19, 2011
How colleges use, misuse social media to reach students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes JHU associate admissions director Daniel Creasy and features Hopkins Interactive, a student-run social media site that gives prospective JHU students a glimpse into life at Homewood. The story mentions, too, that StudentAdvisor.com ranked Johns Hopkins number one on its list of “Top 100 Social Media Colleges.”

TIME Science
October 20, 2011
400 Trillion Miles Away, a Comet Storm Waters a World
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that research led by Carey Lisse of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory found that some comets have the same chemical signature as the water found on Earth.

New Scientist
October 19, 2011
Comets may be creating oceans on alien planet
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Carey Lisse of APL.

UPI
October 19, 2011
Comets spotted in distant solar system
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International reports that a study led by APL’s Carey Lisse has detected evidence of icy comets raining down in a solar system that resembles our own as it was billions of years ago.

Discovery News
October 19, 2011
Comet Armageddon Detected in Nearby Star System
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by APL’s Carey Lisse that has detected evidence of icy comets raining down in a solar system that resembles our own as it was billions of years ago.

MSNBC
October 19, 2011
Comet storm rages in alien star system
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of APL led this research, this article states.

Universe Today
October 19, 2011
Evidence of a Late Heavy Bombardment Occurring in Another Solar System
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a study led by APL’s Carey Lisse has detected evidence of icy comets raining down in a solar system that resembles our own as it was billions of years ago.

International Business Times
October 20, 2011
Billion-Year-Old Earth-Like Comet Storm Discovered in an Alien Solar System
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of APL is quoted in this piece.

New Kerala (ANI)
October 20, 2011
Comet storm detected in nearby solar system
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a study led by APL’s Carey Lisse has detected evidence of icy comets raining down in a solar system that resembles our own as it was billions of years ago.

New York Times
October 18, 2011
Friends Still Let Friends Drive Drunk
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post is written by physician Barron H. Lerner, author of “One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900,” just published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
October 19, 2011
Farm drainage choking Lake Pepin, Gulf of Mexico
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Peter Wilcock, a professor in the Whiting School's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Forbes.com
October 19, 2011
Thomas Friedman shares what's required to rebuild a once strong brand
Johns Hopkins angle: The Forbes columnist mentions that Friedman wrote “That Used to Be Us” with Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 20, 2011
Nutter selects department deputy Gillison as chief of staff
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Clarence D. "Clay" Armbrister, who joined Johns Hopkins University as senior vice president and chief of staff, working closely with university president Ronald J. Daniels.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2011
Understanding the new prostate cancer screening recommendations
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, E. James Wright, associate professor and director of the Division of Reconstructive and Neurological Urology and chief of urology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, answers questions about diagnosis and treatments for prostate cancer.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2011
War zone headaches can lead to troop shortages
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes the study’s lead author, Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2011
Giuliana Rancic raises issue of IVF-breast cancer link
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog post is Kala Visvanathan, an associate professor of oncology and epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public health.

Maryland Daily Record
October 20, 2011
EBDI’s CEO says work at school site is preparation, not demolition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the site of the new East Baltimore Community School "to be run by Johns Hopkins University..."

NBC New York
October 19, 2011
A Queens Family Waits and Prays for Egypt to Release Ilan Grapel
Johns Hopkins angle: Grapel is a JHU alumnus, this article notes.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2011
Two deaths at Park Charles apartment not linked, police say
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns two people who died after falling down a trash chute in a high-rise building. One of the two was identified as Harsh Kumar, who worked in information technology at The Johns Hopkins University and whose sister is an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2011
Open forum on all pain topics
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of a live online health chat conducted Wednesday by Paul Christo director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2011
Candyman E favored in De Francis Dash
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sport column states that Johns Hopkins' David W. Huntley will be part of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's 2011 induction class on Oct. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
October 19, 2011
'When you get it all right, it sounds amazing'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Terry Eberhardt, guest conductor for a high school chorus, received his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance and music education from the Peabody Conservatory.

Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico)
October 20, 2011
Lucky Seven: Gohar Vardanian
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that guitarist Gohar Vardanian is a recipient of the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.


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NPR.org (National Public Radio)
October 19, 2011
Why Is College So Expensive?
College costs seem headed in one direction: Up.

USA Today
October 19, 2011
Student loans outstanding will exceed $1 trillion this year
The amount of student loans taken out last year crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time.

New York Times
October 20, 2011
Closing the Gender Gap at Business School
With female enrollment still languishing below the parity already achieved in law and medical schools, business schools are trying to find out just why fewer women enroll.

Inside Higher Ed
October 20, 2011
More Applications, More Waiting Lists
While some new data point to trends giving anxiety to competitive students, most colleges continue to admit most applicants.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2011
Midshipmen training for cyberwarfare
Warfare has moved beyond land, sea and air, and the Naval Academy's freshmen class is getting ready. The midshipmen are the first academy class required to complete cybersecurity courses. The program is part of a larger effort to bolster the Navy's digital defenses.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2011
Loyola University receives $5.2 million gift
"The Hanways' gift supports several programs critical to Loyola's strategic plan, and our overarching goal of becoming the nation's leading Catholic, comprehensive university," said Loyola President Brian F. Linnane in a statement.

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