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WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore)
September 16, 2011
Lawsuit: Hospital Exposed Black Kids To Lead
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that “Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital reviewed and approved the study.”

BET
September 18, 2011
Baltimore Medical Institute Sued for Knowingly Exposing Black Children to Lead Poisoning
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Kennedy Krieger Institute is associated with Johns Hopkins.

Marketplace (American Public Media)
September 17, 2011
The Breakdown: The Ripple Effects of Unemployment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is sociologist Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Science at Johns Hopkins University.

Art Daily
September 19, 2011
Puzzles of the Brain: An artist's journey through amnesia on view at the Walters Art Museum
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that The Walters Art Museum is partnering with the Cognitive Science Department of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Science at The Johns Hopkins University to present a focus show of approximately 36 works exploring the impact of severe brain damage on the life and creativity of an artist.

Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
September 19, 2011
Like Lehman, Greek debt tragedy could spread gloom all the way to Canada
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

Evansville Courier-Press (AP)
September 18, 2011
Is Greece default near?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece quotes Steve Hanke, an applied economist at the Whiting School.

Toledo Blade
September 18, 2011
More elderly couples live together without marrying
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this story, which originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

New Kerala (IBNS)
September 17, 2011
UN conference to evaluate volunteer work
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this IBNS story, the “Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work” was published by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies, supported by UNV.

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Reuters.com
September 16, 2011
U.S. needs a wake-up call, says new Friedman book
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story focuses on a new book co-written by Michael Mandelbaum, a foreign policy professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

MSNBC
September 17, 2011
"Contagion" movie sparks conversation about germs--where you may be getting dirtier when you think you're cleaning up
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the spread of germs and viruses mentions that a study out of Johns Hopkins found that hands-free faucets had 35 percent more bacteria than manual faucets.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
September 17, 2011
Scuba Diving May Help Paralyzed Vets
Johns Hopkins angle: Paralyzed veterans who learned to scuba dive experienced both physical and mental improvements, according to a study co-authored by Daniel Becker, head of pediatric restoration therapy at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Voice of America
September 18, 2011
Anh ng? ??c bi?t: AIDS / Africa / Life Expectancy
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Jean Nachega of South Africa's Stellenbosch University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg
September 18, 2011
Maggots Heal Chronic Diabetic Wounds After Other Methods Fail in Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research conducted by William Baer, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University during World War 1.

The Republic (Indiana)
September 16, 2011
Doctors grapple with the value of robotic surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Marty Makary, an associate professor of surgery and public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Press of Atlantic City
September 18, 2011
Little critters, big problems: How to battle dust mite allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

North County Times (Calif.)
September 18, 2011
OCEANSIDE: Autopsy reports shed light on couple's murder-suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jacquelyn C. Campbell of the School of Nursing.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 18, 2011
Graduated driver's licenses cut some fatal accidents
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions 2006 findings by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health that showed graduated driver’s license programs reduced fatal crashes among 16-year-olds by 11 percent, but it didn't examine the impact on older teens.

The Huffington Post
September 18, 2011
The Adrenaline Rush Of Public Health Research
Johns Hopkins angle: A column by Orin Levine, executive director, International Vaccine Access Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Guardian (U.K.)
September 18, 2011
Birdbooker Report 188
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of books about birds and dinosaurs mentions “Transylvanian Dinosaurs,” which was published by the JHU Press. The book’s co-author is David Weishampel of the School of Medicine.


New Kerala (ANI)
September 17, 2011
Washington narrative on Pakistan seems stuck in a bygone era
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports on a conference organized by the Middle East Institute and the Johns Hopkins University on "Inside Pakistan's ISI."

Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)
September 19, 2011
Antarctic columnist Meg Adams hands-on in nursing school
Johns Hopkins angle: Adams is studying nursing at the School of Nursing.

Jamaica Observer
September 19, 2011
Hope for men suffering from erectile dysfunction
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Arthur Burnett of the School of Medicine.

Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2011
Scuba diving may benefit those with spinal cord injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This health article reports on a study co-authored by Adam Kaplin, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral services at the School of Medicine. Kaplin is quoted.

Salt Lake Tribune
September 19, 2011
Tori Amos’ first ‘classical’ albums connects emotionally
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief album review mentions that Tori Amos was trained as a pianist at the Peabody Conservatory.

Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee)
September 17, 2011
Goldstein joins KSO in Beethoven concerts
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that pianist Alon Goldstein studied at the Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleisher.

Reading Eagle (Pa.)
September 17, 2011
Review: Tempest Trio's performance transcendent
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert review mentions that cellist Amit Peled teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

Emporia Gazette (Kan.)
September 16, 2011
‘Powerful’ cello recital tonight
Johns Hopkins angle: Cellist Susan Mayo studied at the Peabody Conservatory, this concert preview says.

El Paso Times (Texas)
September 18, 2011
The auditions begin: First conductor candidate leads orchestra this week
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Kenneth Raskin, the associate conductor of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra who has applied to become the El Paso Symphony Orchestra's conductor-music director, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2011
Hutsell helps U.S. take 6-2 lead at PGA Cup
Johns Hopkins angle: A women's college soccer item in this sports roundup states that Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Erica Suter scored the first goal in a 3-0 win over Stevenson on Thursday night and became the school's career points leader at 107.

Frederick News-Post (Md.)
September 17, 2011
Women’s Business Network hosts speaker
Johns Hopkins angle: Aris Melissaratos, senior enterprise development adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University, made a lunch presentation to members of the Women’s Business Network of Frederick.

Montgomery Gazette (Md.)
September 18, 2011
Runners celebrate life of slain lululemon employee with 5K race
Johns Hopkins angle: Reporting on The Jayna Murray 5K Bethesda Run/Walk, held Sunday in honor of Murray, who was a student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

LeHighValleyLive.com (Pa.)
September 17, 2011
Moravian College football teams falls 41-0 to Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU beat Moravian 41-0.

The Washington Post
September 19, 2011
Japan trying to repair ties with Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins-educated Akihisa Nagashima.

Maryland Daily Record
September 19, 2011
On the Move, 9/19: Sober wins national award from birth centers association
Johns Hopkins angle: Pam McNicholas has been named a supervising environmental scientist in the Baltimore office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization, according to this brief. She received a master’s degree in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2011
Marjorie Leslie Sutton, Hopkins employee, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Marjorie Sutton worked in the treasurer's office of The Johns Hopkins University, and while there, she was elected to the board of the Johns Hopkins Club.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2011
Joseph Emmett Queen Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Joseph Queen received his master's degree in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1983.

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Washington Post
September 17, 2011
Friends of accused Bowie State student express shock
Maryland state police announced Friday that a 19-year-old student at Bowie State University has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her roommate on campus.

Inside Higher Ed
September 19, 2011
Abuse of Trust?
The University of Michigan Library admits to flaws in process for identifying copyright "orphans" in HathiTrust Digital Library, in setback for project aimed at increasing access to digitized texts.

New York Times
September 18, 2011
Can Antioch College Return From the Dead Again?
Next month’s rebirth of the most liberal of liberal arts colleges comes at an unsettled moment in higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 18, 2011
Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets
Fearing that governments or commercial powers will intensify Internet monitoring and restriction, technically minded types devise an approach called a "mesh network."

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
September 15, 2011
Study: Dating abuse is difficult for most students to identify and stop
If a friend’s relationship became abusive, 58 percent of college students say they are not sure what they should do to help, according to a new study on college dating violence.

The Slatest (Slate.com)
September 13, 2011
College Grads Behind Increase in Bankruptcy Filings
College graduates represent the fastest growing demographic of consumers who have filed for bankruptcy over the past five years, according to a new report.

Inside Higher Ed
September 19, 2011
Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda
In unusual move, American university opens branch campus in Africa. Some question ties to government that has been criticized on human rights.

Miami Herald
September 18, 2011
Cost of a college education not paying off for many graduates
Last year, America's total student debt balance reached $850 billion - surpassing credit card debt for the first time. Against the backdrop of a shaky job market that offers few guarantees, more people are asking the question: "Is college still worth it?" The chorus of skeptics has grown loud enough to represent a bona fide movement - a movement that includes some within academia itself.

New York Times
September 19, 2011
Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals
With British universities already spending 65 percent of their library acquisition budgets on periodicals, the pressure for change is mounting.



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