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CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley
October 27, 2011
Scuba diving could raise hope for the paralyzed
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story refers to research being conducted by neurologists at Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Nutraingredients.com
October 28, 2011
Researchers develop GM yeast to produce vitamins in bread
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a group of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students have used synthetic biology to enhance common yeast that yields beta carotene, which could be baked into bread to provide vitamin A to those who consume it.

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV 13)
October 26, 2011
Nobel Laureates, Mikulski Support Webb Funding
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicists Adam Riess (who won the Nobel Prize in physics this year) and John Grunsfeld (an astronaut also known as the “Hubble repairman”) were interviewed for this report.

ABC Online (Australia)
October 26, 2011
The accelerating expansion of the Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Krieger School astrophysicist won the Nobel Prize in physics this year.

Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 27, 2011
Fewer marriages, fewer jobs: what's contributing to poverty?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

The Gazette (Maryland)
October 28, 2011
The ‘Occupy’ Impact
Johns Hopkins angle:Political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson commented in this report.

The Gazette (Maryland)
October 28, 2011
Maryland gas tax hike faces rough road, approval
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Matthew Crenson, emeritus professor of political science in the Krieger School.

The Washington Post
October 27, 2011
Art review: ‘Print by Print: Series From Durer to Lichtenstein’ in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art was organized as a collaboration between the BMA and the Museums and Society program at Johns Hopkins University.

Salon.com
October 27, 2011
The sex crimes that shocked Brooklyn
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is David R. Thomas, a law enforcement instructor at the School of Education’s Public Safety Executive Leadership Program.

BBC News Online
October 27, 2011
Stars concoct complex molecules
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Carey Lisse, a researcher at JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 27, 2011
Top of the List: Maryland's defense and federal contractors
Johns Hopkins angle: This list places JHU's Applied Physics as the second leading defense and federal contractor in Maryland.

The Washington Post
October 27, 2011
Arabian Sights festival sees more Egyptian, Arab Spring films
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about film festival states that Shirin Ghareeb, Arabian Sights Festival director and programmer and deputy director of the D.C. International Film Festival, is the daughter of the creator of the Middle East department at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2011
Design panel reviews new vision for East Baltimore redevelopment

Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on reactions from a city design panel and area resident regarding a new vision for the redevelopment of 88 acres north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daily Record
October 27, 2011
Life sciences buildings scaled back at EBDI
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is mentioned.

Bloomberg
October 28, 2011
Kidney Broker Said to Use Johns Hopkins in Organ-Traffic Case
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson comments in this story, that reports that people familiar with the case say that an Israeli man who brokered black- market sales of human kidneys in the U.S. arranged transplant surgeries at medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Gazette (Maryland)
October 28, 2011
Neuralstem’s treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease advances
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Sara Sukumar from the School of Medicine has won Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneur Prizes from the Maryland Biotechnology Center.

United Press International
October 28, 2011
Obesity linked to surgery complications
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a study led by Catherine Lee Chen and team at the School of Medicine found that obese women who have elective breast surgery are at substantially higher risk than others of complications after the procedure

The Toronto Star
October 27, 2011
B.C. doctor among winners of Gairdner awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Robert Black, chair of the department of international health at Johns Hopkins University, received the Global Health Award for his work in reducing childhood diarrhea deaths.

AP
October 28, 2011
South Pole evacuee to speak Friday about condition
Johns Hopkins angle: Renee-Nicole Douceur, who traveled to Johns Hopkins Hospital this week for treatment of an apparent stroke, and her physician Dr. Paul Nyquist are expected to speak at a news conference Friday morning.

The Washington Post
October 28, 2011
Woman evacuated from South Pole to speak about experience, medical condition in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a woman who fell ill while working in the South Pole, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital where she traveled this week for treatment.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2011
Pills cheaper for hospitals than intravenous drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on new Johns Hopkins research indicating that Switching hospitalized patients from intravenous medicines to pill forms could save millions of dollars a year. Study leader Brandyn D. Lau, a medical informatics specialist at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
October 28, 2011
Eppel appointed executive director of Myerberg Center
Johns Hopkins angle: Arnold Eppel has been named executive director of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, according to this article. Eppel is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Certificate on Aging Advisory Board and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Mental Health Advisory Council.

Chicago Tribune
October 26, 2011|
Should blood type guide your food choices?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ingrid Kohlstadt, an associate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Orlando Sentinel
October 27, 2011
Top 10 teen driver mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that a 2000 study by IIHS and the Johns Hopkins University found that with two passengers, 16-year-old drivers were at nearly double the risk of having a fatal accident than if they were driving alone. With three or more passengers, the risk was nearly triple.

Earth Times
October 28, 2011
Over 70's kidney transplants safe
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research by Jonathan Berger and Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 27, 2011
The doctor is in more often at MedStar’s health clinics
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians has opened several new locations, including on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital and in Bethesda, this article states.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2011
Peabody Trio program offers youthful and mature Mahler
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post concerns the Peabody Trio, which has served as the resident faculty ensemble of the Peabody Conservatory since 1989.

Jewish Times of South Jersey
October 28, 2011
THE EULOGIZER:
Johns Hopkins angle: This column contains a short obituary for Piero Weiss, a former concert pianist and recording artist turned author and musicologist who founded the music history department at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 27, 2011
East Baltimore developers plan 8-acre park, sign new retailers
Johns Hopkins angle: Forest City-New East Baltimore is developing the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins for East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit, according to this article.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 28, 2011
Yoga store worker 'bludgeoned colleague to death in savage 15-minute attack before tying herself up to fake a robbery after row'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that murder victim Jayna Murray was pursuing two masters' degrees from Johns Hopkins University at the time of her death.

Baltimore Jewish times
October 28, 2011
Morgan State’s Jewish Football Player
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Morgan State football player Abraham Mercado worships attends religious services when he can at the Johns Hopkins University Hillel.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
October 27, 2011
College Football: Ursinus/Johns Hopkins capsule
Johns Hopkins angle: Ursinus (5-1, 5-2) will take at No. 12 Johns Hopkins (6-0,7-0) on Saturday at Homewood field.

The Washington Post
October 28, 2011
U.S.-Israeli freed by Egypt in prisoner swap
Johns Hopkins angle: Dual U.S.-Israeli citizen Il Grapel, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and graduate of Johns Hopkins University, who was held in Egypt since June as an alleged spy for Israel was freed Thursday, according to this article. 


New York Times (Reuters)
October 27, 2011
Cybersecurity Mainly Male Domain, Geek Image Deters Girls
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Reuters wire story, Phyllis Schneck, chief technology officer for public sector at McAfee, Inc, says she was one of the only women in computer science as an undergraduate at The Johns Hopkins University and that her friends used to make geek jokes.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 28, 2011
Louise Schnaufer, 86, pioneering surgeon
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Schnaufer joined Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1960 and in 1963 she helped establish the first pediatric surgical unit at the hospital.

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Hechinger Report
October 27, 2011
Republican candidates blast Obama’s student-loan plan
Republican presidential candidates on Thursday night criticized the Obama administration’s newly announced plan to lower student-loan repayments, saying it would simply shift the burden of costs from students to taxpayers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 27, 2011
'U.S. News' Seeks Medical Deans' Input on Rankings, and Gets an Earful
The deans said some of the magazine's measures were meaningless, while the publication's editor defended the rankings as one of many tools for choosing a college.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 28, 2011
NCAA Board Approves Tougher Academic Standards, Scholarship Funds for Student-Athlete Spending
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I board announced sweeping changes to athlete eligibility requirements and scholarship aid during a news conference call on Thursday.

Inside Higher Ed
October 28, 2011
Limiting (Some) Loans
An experimental financial aid program would let colleges restrict students' borrowing for federal unsubsidized loans as part of a test run.

Huffington Post
October 27, 2011
Four GOP Presidential Candidates Call For Diminished Federal Role In Schools
The desire for a lighter federal hand in the nation's schools ruled the discussions at an education forum Thursday night with four of the GOP presidential hopefuls. It became clear that a GOP presidential win from one of the four candidates at the forum would likely mean a winding down of an era of increased federal regulations for schools and education dollars.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2011
Mold forces St. Mary's students to move to cruise ship
Hundreds of St. Mary's College of Maryland students learned this week that mold would force them to spend the rest of the semester living on a 300-foot cruise ship, docked beside campus on the St. Mary's River.

Explore Baltimore County
October 24, 2011
College presidents hope to strengthen ties with town residents
The gap between town and gown in Towson was the topic of a recent community meeting attended by the presidents of Goucher College and Towson University.


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