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MSNBC.com
October 24, 2011
Yeast adds vitamins to bread
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, which includes an online video produced by JHU, focuses on the VitaYeast student project aimed at combating malnutrition in impoverished areas. Arjun Khakhar, a junior biomedical engineering student in the Whiting School, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2011
Northrop job cuts highlight economic challenge for state
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock column includes a comment from Aris Melissaratos, a senior advisor for technology development to the president of The Johns Hopkins University.

CBS News
October 24, 2011
Neanderthals: Short legs turned out to be big help
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Ryan Higgins and Christopher Ruff of the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the School of Medicine found that at least some Neanderthal features may have been adaptations to living in mountainous terrains, according to this LiveScience story.

Smithsonian.com
October 24, 2011
Neanderthals: Made for Mountaineering?
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Ryan Higgins and Christopher Ruff of the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the School of Medicine found that at least some Neanderthal features may have been adaptations to living in mountainous terrains.

Fars News Agency (Turkey)
October 25, 2011
Solving the Mysteries of Short-Legged Neandertals
Johns Hopkins angle: Lead author Ryan Higgins, graduate student in the Johns Hopkins Center of Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story reporting that while most studies have concluded that a cold climate led to the short lower legs typical of Neandertals, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that lower leg lengths shorter than the typical modern humans let them move more efficiently over the mountainous terrain where they lived.

The Washington Post
October 23, 2011
NH woman evacuated from South Pole after stroke says she’s making her way back to US
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that a woman who was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand after suffering health problems, was to arrive at Johns Hopkins Hospital Monday night.

CNN
October 25, 2011
Researcher stranded for weeks is back in the U.S. for treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story mentions that Renee-Nicole Douceur, the American who suffered an apparent stroke at the South Pole, will today “be at Johns Hopkins Hospital to undergo additional testing and determine a plan for rehabilitation.”

Wall Street Journal (AP)
October 24, 2011
Israel: Egypt to free jailed US-Israeli citizen
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the subject of this story, Ilan Grapel, graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in international studies and was planning to return to Emory for his third and final year of law studies.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (Associated Press)
October 25, 2011
Declining Numbers of Blacks Seen in Math and Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This story by the Associated Press quotes Christopher Smith, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering.

CNN
October 24, 2011
Apology reignites conversation about ousted Guatemalan leader
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Piero Gleijeses of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Space.com
October 25, 2011
The Universe Today: What It All Looks Like Now
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett is quoted in this piece.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2011
Do Your Job Better
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Amy Sheeran and Mike Strayer, who are doctoral students in Spanish at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 21, 2011
Hopkins gets $600,000 grant for eye disease drug development
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that The Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins University has received a grant of more than $600,000 to develop a new line of drugs to treat eye diseases associated with aging and diabetes.

Scientific American (Blog)
October 24, 2011
Hungry for Jobs and for Change, Scientists Join the Occupy Movement
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this blog, Occupy Baltimore protester Brandie Cross is in her fifth year of a PhD program in biochemistry at JHU. Also quoted is Troy Rubin, a biomedical engineering fellow in the School of Medicine.

New York Times
October 24, 2011
Israel Reaches Deal for Release of an American Held in Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: Ilan Grapel is a JHU alumnus, this story states.

Al Jazeera
October 25, 2011
Israel to free 25 Egyptians in prisoner swap
Johns Hopkins angle: Ilan Grapel is a JHU alumnus, this story states.

Irish Times
October 25, 2011
A deadly reason to vaccinate
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Diane Griffin, who is Alfred and Jill Sommer professor and chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

South Bend Bulletin (AP)
October 25, 2011
Cholesterol tests — and how deep to go — divide doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Baltimore Sun
October 21, 2011
Justice for Stephen Pitcairn
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial focuses on the recent conviction of John Wagner in connection with the murder of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn in Baltimore last year.

Maryland Daily Record
October 21, 2011
Man convicted of killing researcher Pitcairn sentenced
Johns Hopkins angle: A man convicted of fatally stabbing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn during a robbery has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years, according to this brief.

Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2011
Books: Africa's most influential celebrity is author Chinua Achebe
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions 34-year-old Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Adichie, who was “educated a Johns Hopkins.”

Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2011
Ellicott City teen pleads not guilty to terrorism charges
18-year-old arraigned in federal court in Philadelphia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that terrorism suspect Mohammad Massan Khalid “was on his way to the Johns Hopkins University, where he'd won a full scholarship to study science or math.” The piece adds that a JHU spokesman has said that Khalid withdrew from the university after his arrest.

China Daily
October 25, 2011
Former US adviser warns against US-China zero-sum rivalry
Johns Hopkins angle: Former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke yesterday at SAIS, this article reports.

People’s Daily Online (China)
October 25, 2011
Does China's space program threaten US?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is David Lampton of SAIS. The story calls Lampton “the greatest U.S.-based living authority on China.”

Socialist Worker
October 25, 2011
Using Black children as guinea pigs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Kennedy Krieger Institute is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

CERN Courier (Switzerland)
October 25, 2011
Discovery of accelerating universe wins Nobel prize
Johns Hopkins angle: The International Journal of High-Energy Physics reports that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian Schmidt.

Inside Higher Ed
October 25, 2011
New Programs: Food Supply Chain, Biotechnology, Nursing, Public Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that Johns Hopkins University is starting a master's degree in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship.

ExploreBaltimoreSun.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 24, 2011
Church lecture series to focus on mental health
Johns Hopkins angle: This lecture series preview describes an upcoming presentation by Constantine Lyketsos, director of the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical center campus.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty (Baltimore Sun)
October 24, 2011
Good deeds abound on Mitzvah Day
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Salem Reiner, community affairs director at The Johns Hopkins University.

The Gazette (Maryland)
October 24, 2011
Jury selection begins in lululemon murder trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Jury selection begins in the trial of the women accused in the murder of Jayna Murray, a student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, this story reports.

Huffington Post
October 25, 2011
Going Off Antidepressants: When's the Right Time?
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist quotes the Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Papers.

Tri-Boro Patch (N.J.)
October 25, 2011
Kinnelon Student Honored as 'Talented Youth'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Matthew Jacko, a student from Kinnelon, was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2011
Food Day: Some pre-holiday season food for thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the website for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2011
Mobile app economy inspires local entrepreneurs
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Mindgrub, a cell phone application company, developed for Johns Hopkins designed an app that uses an iPhone's built-in GPS feature to help a user navigate the campus.

The Washington Post
October 21, 2011
Gertrude Stein in full form at Portrait Gallery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article makes reference to author Gertrude Stein and Johns Hopkins medical school.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 21, 2011
Baltimore officials criticize proposal to merge UMB, College Park at public hearing
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Neall, president of Johns Hopkins Medicines’ Priority Partners, is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2011
Weekend review roundup 1: Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post reviews a recent Peabody Symphony Orchestra concert that included a performance of "Malleus," described as “a turbulent tone poem by Peabody doctoral student Douglas Buchanan.”

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 21, 2011
Hiss volunteers dig deep to field a rewarding crop
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this community news column reports that Calvert Hall College High School junior John Charles Lazzaro was recently named principal violist for the Preparatory Youth Orchestra for The Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
October 22, 2011
Lyric Opera Baltimore ready to raise its voice
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature about a renovated theater in Baltimore mentions that “a new association with the Peabody Institute will see one production a year by that conservatory's opera department; the first will be Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress," opening Nov. 18.”

Baltimore Sun
October 21, 2011
Senior class has Johns Hopkins football team on brink of record
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports feature reports that this year’s Johns Hopkins’ football team “is 6-0, ranked No. 14 in the country with some of the best players in Division III football.”

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2011
CAA honors Towson's Enders, West
Johns Hopkins angle: A Division III college football item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and that the JHU team has moved up to No. 12 in the American Football Coaches Association poll, the highest ranking in program history, and No. 14 in the d3football.com poll.

Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2011
Which local team has been a bigger disappointment?
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports blog about disappointing local Division 1 college football teams adds: “For those interested in seeing a winner locally, head to Towson for Saturday night's game against Delaware. Or go follow undefeated Johns Hopkins when it plays Ursinas at Homewood Field.”

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 24, 2011
Dulaney Hall of Fame adds magnificent seven
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that one of the new additions to the Dulaney High School Athletics Hall of Fame is Charlie Speno, a lacrosse midfielder who went on to play at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2011
Dr. Louise Schnaufer
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Louise Schnaufer was an assistant professor at the School of Medicine from 1966 to 1971. Quoted is J. Alex Haller Jr., a retired pediatric surgeon and a founder of the pediatric emergency department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Charleston Gazette (W.Va.)
October 25, 2011
Obituary: Anna Buchko Flatley (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Flatley received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University, this obituary notes.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24, 2011
Medical-School Applications Hit Record High Despite Worries Over Federal Spending
The number of first-time applicants to medical school reached an all-time high this year as new and existing schools continued an expansion aimed at preventing a projected shortage of physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges reported on Monday.

New York Times
October 24, 2011
Questioning Privacy Protections in Research
As federal officials plan to overhaul the rules that regulate research involving human subjects, critics warn that the revisions could seal off publicly available information.

Chicago Sun-Times
October 25, 2011
We bail out banks, but not desperate students - Opinion Piece
The sad truth of Occupy Wall Street is that for many of the young activists, Wall Street occupied them first. Students are borrowing twice what they did a decade ago, even adjusting for inflation. Debt has doubled in just five years. Student debt is likely to exceed $1 trillion over the next year. As states cut back on college support and grants, college tuitions have risen faster than the cost of homes, health care or energy. Americans believe a college education is key to their children's future, so more and more borrow what they can.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 23, 2011
Silicon Valley, New York-Style
Universities are jockeying to build a new tech campus in the city, with Cornell and Stanford vying for the biggest prize.

New York Times
October 24, 2011
British University to Offer Bare-Bones, Low-Cost Degrees
Coventry University in central England will begin offering stripped-down degrees in September, charging students a reduced fee to study without the benefits of a traditional campus.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 23, 2011
Fulbright Keeps Moving Forward Despite Budget Uncertainty
As lawmakers seek to make deep cuts in federal spending, the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Program—the nation's flagship academic exchange—faces an uncertain future.

Johns Hopkins University