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Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2011
Mikulski seeks House support for Webb Telescope project
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Adam Riess, a Krieger School astrophysicist who recently won the Nobel Prize for physics.

Maryland Daily Record (AP)
October 27, 2011
Nobel laureates, Sen. Mikulski support Webb telescope funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that Johns Hopkins astronomer Adam Riess was among three Nobel laureates who joined Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Baltimore on Wednesday to support funding for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Baltimore City Paper
October 27, 2011
Mikulski, Maryland Scientists Mark Opening of James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Nobel laureate Adam Riess, a Krieger School astrophysicist who participated in this event.

October 27, 2011
Officials Pose with Full-Scale JWST Model
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Adam Riess, a Krieger School astrophysicist who recently won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
October 26, 2011
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski Featured at Presentation of Northrop Grumman's James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit to the Maryland Science Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Adam Riess, a Krieger School astrophysicist who recently won the Nobel Prize for physics, participated in this event.

The Washington Post
October 26, 2011
Defense: Brittany Norwood ‘lost control’ in attack on Jayna Murray in yoga store
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Jayna Murray, who was allegedly killed last March by a co-worker in the Bethesda yoga store where they worked, was pursuing two master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University at the time of the crime.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2011
Jhpiego to create medical technology for poor countries
Johns Hopkins angle: The health blog post reports that International health organization Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, will lead a $24.9 million effort to develop inexpensive medical equipment and other technology. The piece adds that Jhpiego will partner on the project with JHU’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design and its Center for Global Health.

Oct. 26, 2011
Midday with Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: On this segment that aired on the Midday with Dan Rodricks radio program, Carey Business School associate professor Eileen Mauskopf, a former senior economist with the Federal Reserve, discusses the Obama administration’s mortgage relief policies.

Science Business
October 25, 2011
Students Engineer Bread Yeast to Yield More Nutrients
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that JHU undergraduates have genetically engineered yeast cells used in making bread to produce more beta carotene, which the body turns into vitamin A. Four of the students and faculty adviser Jef Boeke, a molecular biologist at the School of Medicine, are quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
October 26, 2011
On the Move, 10/27: Graham promoted to Md.-Va. sales manager by Concentra Medical Centers
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that three Johns Hopkins University faculty members will receive this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The faculty members are Noah J. Cowan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering who directs the Whiting School of Engineering’s Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems Laboratory; Brian S. Caffo, a statistician in the Department of Biostatistics and an associate professor of biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Katherine L. O’Brien, a professor of international health and a pediatric infectious disease physician, an epidemiologist and a vaccinologist with the Bloomberg School’s Center for American Indian Health.

Atlantic Online
October 27, 2011
As Asia Rises and Europe Declines, Russia Invests Its Hopes in its Far East
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes David Satter, a Russia expert at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Business Week
October 27,2011
South Korea Ruling Party Loses Seoul Vote in Warning for Lee
Johns Hopkins angle: Jae Ku, director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, is quoted in this story.

KSTP-TV (Minn.) (AP)
October 27, 2011
New Hope in Fight Against Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story cites Johns Hopkins research.

News Track India (ANI)
October 27, 2011
Treating breast cancer through nipple offers 'far fewer adverse effects'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this ANI wire story is oncologist Vered Stearns, the Breast Cancer Chair in Oncology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

The Guardian (U.K.) (AP Foreign)
October 27, 2011
Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Roger Blumenthal of Johns Hopkins University and the American College of Cardiology.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2011
Battling cancer, Spalding football coach inspires players to 'Make every day count'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Gilman School coach Biff Poggi donated $10,000 to the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins in the name of Archbishop Spalding football coach Mike Whittles, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
October 26, 2011
Young composers will hear their works performed
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a song-writing contest mentions that Lena Goodson, a 14-year-old ninth-grade Central York Cyber School student who won the high-school level, also is a student at Peabody Conservatory.

The Star Democrat (East, Md.)
October 27, 2011
Chester teen's first album released online
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Anthony Cianchetta, 14, who just released his first online solo music album, is in his third year of classical music studies at the Peabody Preparatory of the Peabody Institute.

Star Democrat (Easton, Md.)
October 27, 2011
Service honors domestic violence victims
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Dave Thomas, a public safety administrator at The Johns Hopkins University.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.)
October 27, 2011
Local families unite to find a tool for early detection, cure of pancreatic cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: The families in this story met through a Johns Hopkins message board.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2011
Loyola women, men picked for 2nd, 3rd in MAAC basketball
Johns Hopkins angle: A college women’s soccer item in this column reports that sophomore Pamela Vranis had a hat trick and the Johns Hopkins team, ranked fourth in Division III, tied its highest goal total of the season in an 8-0 rout of Centennial Conference opponent McDaniel.

Jackson Sun (Miss.)
October 27, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Tomlin continues to rack up honors, records
Johns Hopkins angle: Hewitt Tomlin of the JHU football team was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week, this story states.

Messenger Press (N.J.)
October 27, 2011
ALLENTOWN: Deeper Redbirds set for Mercer XC
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Caroline Ticse is a freshman on JHU’s women’s cross country team.


Chronicle of Higher Education – Tweed blog
October 26, 2011
College to House Students on Cruise Ship During Mold Cleanup
Administrators at St. Mary’s College of Maryland have often joked about having a floating residence hall on the river that borders their campus. Thanks to an unexpected mold outbreak in two residence halls, that far-flung fantasy is about to come true.

New York Times – Bucks blog
October 26, 2011
A One-Page Form to Compare College Aid Offers
The new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Department of Education to create a one-page financial aid "shopping sheet," a single sheet of basic information that would help students and their families better understand the amount of financial aid they qualify for, and compare aid packages offered by different colleges and universities before deciding which school to attend.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 26, 2011
MIT Will Help Develop a New Graduate Research University Near Moscow
The new institution will be part of a technology park that has been described as Russia's future Silicon Valley.
October 26, 2011
Another idea for student loan debt: Make it go away
As anger builds over deep pool of red ink, some advocate forgiveness or mass payment stoppage.

Johns Hopkins University