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The New York Times
September 6, 2011
Insight: Dismal summer for teen jobs may scar young Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story, about the past summer being the worst on record for U.S. teenagers seeking work, quotes Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

The Washington Post (AP)
September 6, 2011
Study of early universe, rise of Christianity, population biology recognized with Balzan Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astronomer Joseph Silk is one of the Balzan Prize winners, this Associated Press wire story reports.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2011
4 Academics Are Named as Winners of the Balzan Prizes for 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astronomer Joseph Silk has been named a winner of the Balzan Prize for his work on the evolution of the universe, this article states.

The Guardian (UK)
September 7, 2011
Balzan prizes awarded to 4 academics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Krieger School astronomer Joseph Silk has been named a winner of the Balzan Prize for his work on the evolution of the universe.

Arizona Daily Star
September 7, 2011
Around the world
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astronomer Joseph Silk has been named a winner of the Balzan Prize for his work on the evolution of the universe, this article states.

Live Science
September 6, 2011
Artist with Amnesia Offers a Picture into the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School cognitive scientist Barbara Landau is quoted in this article about the upcoming Walters Art Museum exhibit, “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia,” which is a joint project between the Walters and Johns Hopkins’ Brain Science Institute.

NPR.org (National Public Radio)
September 6, 2011
5 Other Surprise Attacks That Changed History
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is military historian Mary Habeck of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2011
A funding cut that endangers America
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert G. Gard Jr., former director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies' Center in Bologna, Italy.

United Press International
September 7, 2011
Menopause doesn't increase heart risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire article reports that Dhananjay Vaidya, a School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine, led a study that found that a spike in heart attacks in post-menopausal women is attributable to aging of heart and artery cells.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2011
Menopause doesn't cause heart disease, researchers find
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on new research led by Dhananjay Vaidya, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Budapest Business Journal
September 7, 2011
List of recognized churches to be expanded in Hungary, says state secretary
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Washington-Budapest teleconference organized by Johns Hopkins University.

Reno Gazette (Nevada)
September 7, 2011
Highly effective teachers draw parents into learning process
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that “The Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University has long studied these relationships between schools and families and has suggested that when teachers and schools effectively engage families as partners in their child's learning, students are more likely to succeed.”

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
September 6, 2011
Speaker series kicks off Montessori 50th anniversary
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this education column concerning the dedication of the new Ben Carson Reading Rooms at Halstead Academy mentions that the project is funded by the Carson Scholars Fund, established by renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 7, 2011
East Baltimore retail stretch sells for $4.55M
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins’ medical campus is mentioned in this story.

Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2011
Terps women tie school mark with 5th shutout in row
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s volleyball item in this sports column states that Johns Hopkins started its season by sweeping a pair of matches with wins over Goucher and Meredith on the first day of the JHU Invitational. Also, a cross country item reports that Towson edged Johns Hopkins by one point for the team title, but in the men's race, Johns Hopkins ran away with the team title by recording the meet's top 17 finishers.

The Advertiser-Tribune (Ohio)
September 7, 2011
Janice D. Alt
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Alt retired from the neurology department at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she was patient coordinator of stroke studies.


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The Washington Post
September 6, 2011
Presidents: Welcome to campus! Wanna shoot hoops?
For university presidents, the start of another academic year usually means lots of public appearances, photo ops and bonding with tuition-paying underclassmen. With tuition higher than ever, many students and their hovering parents expect the president to be accessible and personable. Just a generation ago, these leaders could hide behind a closed office door and a secretary who books appointments. Today, the ear of the president is often just an angry e-mail, tweet or Facebook post away.

TIME.com
September 6, 2011
Take That, Harvard: University of Cambridge Named World's Best College
The University of Cambridge emerged victorious for the second successive year in the latest league table of global academic institutions.

Inside Higher Ed
September 7, 2011
Why They Chose STEM
Most college students studying for degrees in science, technology, engineering or math make the decision to do so in high school or before -- but only 20 percent say they feel that their education before college prepared them “extremely well” for those fields, according to a survey released today by Microsoft and polling company Harris Interactive.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 6, 2011
Study Finds Minority Students Benefit From Minority Instructors
Minority students in community colleges fare better academically if their instructors are of the same underrepresented minority groups, according to a working paper released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Wall Street Journal
September 6, 2011
Robert Gates Picked for Post at William & Mary
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is returning to academia, in a fashion. The College of William & Mary announced Tuesday that Mr. Gates would become the next chancellor of the school, succeeding former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Chicago Tribune
September 5, 2011
University bids for students on Groupon
National Louis University on Tuesday offered a Groupon for a graduate-level introduction to teaching course, officials said. With the Groupon, prospective students can save nearly 60 percent on tuition for the single, three-credit course and earn credit toward a graduate degree, said Jocelyn Zivin, the vice president of marketing and communications for the Chicago-based, private university.

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