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NPR
October 31, 2011
Invasion Of The Mind-Controlling Zombie Parasites
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Yolken, chair of Pediatric Neurovirology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, comments in this piece.

Wall Street Journal
October 31, 2011
Connecticut Brothers Have a Trick for Their Treats
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Berman is a junior studying physics and psychology at the Krieger School.

New York Times
October 28, 2011
Europe Tries to Lure Chinese Cash to Back Rescue of Euro
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter P. Bottelier, an expert on China who teaches at SAIS, is quoted.

BBC News
October 27, 2011
Stars concoct complex molecules
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Carey Lisse of APL.

New York Times Magazine
October 30, 2011
How Ready Are We for Bioterrorism?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to national-security exercises used to develop biodefense policy, including an exercise known as Dark Winter that was coordinated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies.

New York Times
October 29, 2011
Addicted to Exercise?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Nicholas Kristof column quotes from the new book, “The Compass of Pleasure,” written by David J. Linden, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2011
College students put their imprint on the BMA's latest show
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that 10 college students from Johns Hopkins and the Maryland Institute College of Art helped curate a new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. JHU painting student Jennifer Tam is quoted, along with Haley Plack, who graduated from JHU in May with a degree in art history.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay News)
October 31, 2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Wood, director of allergy and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is quoted in this HealthDay News story.

UPI
October 29, 2011
Woman who had stroke at pole recovering
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International reports that Renee-Nicole Douceur, the 58-year-old who became ill at the South Pole, is being treated by Paul Nyquist of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CNN
October 29, 2011
South Pole engineer stranded after stroke focuses on restoring full vision
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Paul Nyquist of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2011
South Pole stroke victim recovering at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins: This feature focuses on South Pole researcher Renee-Nicole Douceur, who was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital by physician Paul Nyquist.

WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
October 28, 2011
South Pole Evacuee Recovering At Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Nyquist of the Johns Hopkins Hospital said Friday that engineer Renee-Nicole Douceur is recovering well at the East Baltimore medical center after getting ill at the South Pole.

Toronto Star
October 28, 2011
Geek image deters women from cybersecurity
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story mentions that Phyllis Schneck, chief technology officer for public sector at McAfee, Inc, said she was one of the only women in computer science as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University.

CNN Money
October 28, 2011
More colleges charging $50,000 or more a year
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins made this list of colleges and universities charging more than $50, 000 a year for tuition and fees.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay News)
October 28, 2011
Headaches Take Soldiers Away From War
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is quoted in this HealthDay News story about a Johns Hopkins study that found headaches are a leading reason for medical evacuation of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and for the falling number of active-duty troops in those countries.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2011
From coast to coast, local bike riders raise awareness for eating disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns for a cross-country bicycle ride that raised $10,000 for the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorder Program.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2011
TED taps Hopkins brain as a 2012 Fellow
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog post salutes Jimmy Lin, a Johns Hopkins University Phd/MD candidate who is marrying two cool ideas: mapping genomes and Internet crowdfunding.

Jackson Sun (Mississippi)
October 30, 2011
Doctors divided over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article quotes Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
October 30, 2011
Police Department ignores national standards for officers accused of domestic violence
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David R. Thomas, an instructor at Johns Hopkins University.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
October 30, 2011
U.S. law student accused of being an Israeli spy returns to New York after spending four months in an Egyptian jail
Johns Hopkins angle: Ilan Grapel is a JHU alumnus.

The Washington Post (AP)
October 31, 2011
US-Israeli law student accused of spying returns to NYC after 4 months in Egypt jail
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this story graduated early from the Johns Hopkins University, according to this article.

National Post
October 28, 2011
Peter Goodspeed: Adapting the U.S. forces for a frugal era
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum, a professor at SAIS and author of the book Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era, is quoted.

PressTV (Iran)
October 31, 2011
Israeli organ trafficker pleads guilty
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Phillyburbs.com
October 31, 2011
Making her mark in the world
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Holly Yeager received her master’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Huffington Post
October 30, 2011
13 Surprising Ways To Fight Headache Pain
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, “researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in Baltimore, are involved in a clinical trial that will try to determine if Vipassana -- an ancient Indian meditation technique that focuses on mind-body connectedness -- can reduce migraine frequency and severity and improve overall quality of life.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 30, 2011
Now More Than Ever, a Need for Bold Ambition
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins University’s first president.

The Eastsider (Los Angeles)
October 28, 2011
Save the Date: Pianist brings his “Tsunami of Sound” pianist to Eagle Rock
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that piano virtuoso Awadagin Pratt attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
October 30, 2011
Free classical concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that harpist and singer Megan Davis and classical guitarist Gohar Vardanyan were roommates at the Peabody Institute and remain friends.

Maryland Daily Record
October 28, 2011
Real Estate Weekly – 10/28/11: EA Engineering to be honored by Chamber
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Emily J. Vaias, partner at Linowes and Blocher, of Bethesda, is one of seven winners of the 2011 Toyota Tribute to Working Women Award. Vaias is an adjunct professor at the Carey Business School.

Boston Herald
October 31, 2011
Scary good grid show
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, QB Matt O’Keefe is headed to Johns Hopkins on a lacrosse scholarship.

Hanover Evening Sun (Pa.)
October 30, 2011
Gettysburg women's soccer team loses bid to host tourney
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University women's soccer team put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season on Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Gettysburg College on Sunday at Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
October 31, 2011
Towson upsets No. 14 Northwestern, 1-0, to earn berth in CAA field hockey tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college soccer item in this column states reports that in the battle for first place between No. 4 Johns Hopkins and Gettysburg, the Blue Jays soared to a 6-1 victory behind senior Paulina Goodman's first career hat trick to claim the Centennial Conference regular-season crown and the top seed in the conference tournament.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2011
No. 1 Terps men lose in soccer at Clemson, 2-1
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this column mentions that JHU’s offensive line — led by seniors Ed Rodger, Doug Drummond and Roland Massimino and sophomores Armand Jenifer and Ben Cranston — was named to the d3football.com Team of the Week for its efforts in its 83-21 win at Gettysburg.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2011
Garrison Forest's Traci Davis among 7 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that among the new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees is David W. Huntley, who helped win two national championships while playing midfielder for Johns Hopkins from 1976 to 1979.

Baltimore Sun
October 30, 2011
Alvin R. Eaton, missile systems pioneer, dead at 91
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Alvin Ralph Eaton was a pioneer in modern guided missile systems and was the longest-serving employee at the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2011
Dickens W. Warfield
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Dickens W. Warfield, a psychologist, conducted hearing and deafness experiments in the Otophysiology Laboratory of the School of Medicine.

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New York Times (International Herald Tribune)
October 31, 2011
British Women Encouraged to Study 'Blokey' Subjects
British politicians, educators and business leaders are seeking to encourage more women into careers in engineering and manufacturing.

ExploreCarroll.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 31, 2011
McDaniel College named among 'best values' by Kiplinger
Johns Hopkins ranked at number 25 for value.

NPR – Morning Edition
October 31, 2011
Students Born To Illegal Immigrants Sue Over Tuition
In Florida, resident students who are U.S. citizens but born to illegal immigrants are charged out-of-state rates to attend state colleges and universities. They have filed a class-action lawsuit, charging that the regulations violate their constitutional rights.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
October 31, 2011
Economy, Changes in How Teacher Performance is Evaluated Cut Interest in Teaching Careers
Ball State University's Teachers College, a nationally ranked program, saw its undergraduate enrollment drop from 1,491 last year to 1,368 this year or slightly more than 8 percent.

Inside Higher Ed
October 31, 2011
Quality Assurance, Rearranged
In draft report, U.S. accreditation panel stops short of recommending ending link between agencies' judgments and access to federal student aid, but suggests how such a system could work.

New York Times
October 29, 2011
College Application Essay as Haiku? For Some, 500 Words Aren’t Enough
After four years without a word-count limit, the Common Application has imposed one. But students say they don’t know what it will mean — longer essays will make it through, but might be judged harshly.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 31, 2011
Start-Up Project to Produce Personalized College Rankings Spurs Privacy Complaints
Taking a cue from surveys of car buyers, a company plans ratings based on alumni satisfaction. But colleges are unhappy with the methods it used to find alumni.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
October 28, 2011
Want to earn more money? Study STEM.
STEM majors pay better, according to a study by Georgetown University economist Anthony Carnevale.



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