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The Washington Post
October 6, 2011
Mitt Romney taps foreign policy, national security advisers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announcement of a team of foreign policy and national security advisers, including Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program at SAIS.


The New York Times
October 7, 2011
The Universe, Dark Energy and Us
Johns Hopkins angle: An Op-Ed by Robert Kirshner, the Harvard astronomer who was the faculty advisor for Krieger School astrophysicist Adam G. Riess, who won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for his discovery of the accelerating universe. This article mentions Riess and his co-winners, Saul Perlmutter of Cal Berkeley and Brian Schmidt of the Australian National Observatory.

New Scientist
October 6, 2011
Physics Nobel winner: We discovered a cosmic mystery
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.

Science Friday (NPR)
October 7, 2011
Physics Nobelist Observed an Accelerating Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess will discuss his discovery with host Ira Flatow at 2 p.m. today on WYPR.

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me (NPR)
October 8, 2011
Nobel Physicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess will play “Not My Job” during the 11 a.m. broadcast on WYPR on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
October 7, 2011
10-7-2011: The newly Minted Nobel Laureate
Johns Hopkins angle: Kast interviews Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess about his recent win of the Nobel Prize in physics.

New York Times
October 6, 2011
One Man's Struggle to Bridge the Landlord-Tenant Energy Divide
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Aaron Landgraf, a 27-year-old student at Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School.

NPR “Morning Edition”
October 7, 2011
Can Herman Cain Keep It Going?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes KSAS political scientist Lester Spence on Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s prospects.

WYPR – National Public Radio Baltimore – Midday with Dan Rodricks
October 6, 2011
Palestine and the U.N
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed on this radio talk show segment is Krieger School political scientist Steven David, who also is vice dean for undergraduate education at the university.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2011
Former Raven Orlando Brown probably didn't know he had diabetes, medical examiner says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Rita Kalyani, a School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism.

New York Times
October 7, 2011
A New Use for LEDs: Mind Control
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post states that in 2002 scientists at Brown University and Johns Hopkins physically isolated the photoreceptors sensitive to blue light that perform non visual functions.

BusinessWeek (Bloomberg)
October 7, 2011
Wall Street Protesters Gorge on ‘OccuPie’ Pizza, Veggies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Time,” by Giovanni Arrighi, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist who died in 2009.

Inside Higher Education
October 7, 2011
Assuring Civility or Curbing Criticism?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions The Review of Higher Education is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Education Embassy
October 7, 2011
A diplomat’s guide to reading Wikileaks
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Daniel Serwer wrote this piece.

Coeur d’Alene Press
October 7, 2011
Civil War shaped nation
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson is a graduate of JHU.

Vancouver Sun (Reuters)
October 7, 2011
Nobel winner became his own lab experiment
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece mentions Elizabeth Jaffe of the School of Medicine.

Med India
October 7, 2011
Blood Tests to Predict Pace of Alzheimer's Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Med India
October 7, 2011
Children More At Risk of Invasive Melanoma Than Adults
Johns Hopkins angle: Children have a higher risk of invasive melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, than adults, according to Johns Hopkins Children's center study.

WJZ-TV
October 6, 2011
Charles Village On Alert After 2 Violent Crimes
Johns Hopkins angle: Spokesman Dennis O’Shea is quoted on the university’s security measures and on security advice the university gives to students.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 6, 2011
Art and Gardens at Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this feature.

Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs had pancreatic cancer -- here are the facts
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post notes that Johns Hopkins is among the local hospitals that have specialists who research and treat pancreatic cancer.

The Salinas Californian
October 7, 2011
York School hires jazz director
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions opera singer Maggie Finnegan, a soprano, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music who earned a master's of music from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ocean City Today (Maryland)
October 7, 2011
Horners to perform Sunday at All Hallows Episcopal Church
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that organist and choirmaster Bruce Horner is a graduate of The Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee)
October 6, 2011
Guitar crosses borders with Beijing Guitar Duo
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the members of this classical guitar studied with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Washington Times
October 6, 2011
Valerie Hartzell: Out of darkness, into light
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that award-winning classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell attended the Peabody Conservatory.

Maryland Daily Record
October 7, 2011
Jaar appointed chairman of National Kidney Foundation of Maryland medical advisory board
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that Dr. Bernard G. Jaar has been appointed chairman of the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Dr. Jaar, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 7, 2011
Maryland health care providers in search of minority employees
Johns Hopkins angle: Bonnie Windsor, senior director of human resources at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 7, 2011
Harford County nonprofit to seek cash, scientists for new research park
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is mentioned.

Environmental News Network
October 6, 2011
Ice on Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Blewett of APL.

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The Fiscal Times
October 7, 2011
The Case for Making Harvard Pay Taxes
For elite private U.S. universities with large endowment funds, fiscal 2011 was a very good year. After suffering a 30 percent decline in its endowment in 2008, Harvard University reported last month that its fund — the largest in the country — grew by $4.4 billion to $32 billion last year, reaping the university a 21.4 percent return on its investments. The high returns have some economists, lawyers, and even some lawmakers, questioning the merits of continuing to give deep-pocketed universities tax breaks at a time when federal and state budgets are starved for revenue.

Inside Higher Education
October 6, 2011
'A Good Investment'
Every university thinks its researchers' ideas are good ones. The University of Michigan is putting its money behind its claim. On Wednesday, President Mary Sue Coleman announced that Michigan is launching an initiative to invest some of the university's endowment money directly in start-up companies developed through university research when they seek venture capital funding.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs's Legacy to Higher Education
Today at virtually every college in the country, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, lives on in far more than spirit alone because he is so much a part of the generation of students whose lives he transformed.


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