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New York Times
September 19, 2011
A Few Strokes of the Past in an Artist Who Lost Her Memory
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature concerns an artist who suffered viral encephalitis in 2007 and whose creative processes are being studied by Krieger School cognitive scientists Michael McCloskey and Barbara Landau. Both faculty members are quoted.

The Washington Post
September 19, 2011
A ‘self’ portrait of an artist with memory loss
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about artist Lonni Sue Johnson and her devastating brain illness quotes Krieger School cognitive scientists Barbara Landau and Michael McCloskey, who are studying the artist in hopes of shedding light on the brain and creativity. This article also features a Johns Hopkins-produced video about the study.

New York Times
September 20, 2011
2010 Data Show Surge in Poor Young Families
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Robert Moffitt, an economist in the Krieger School.

Wall Street Journal
September 20, 2011
Secrets of a Second Marriage: Beat the 8-Year Itch
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin, who says that people in second marriages work hard to preserve their relationships and learn from the mistakes of their first marriages.

Baltimore City Paper
September 19, 2011
Pressing Buttons
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Shelly Blake-Plock of the School of Education.

The Atlantic
September 20, 2011
Study of the Day: Scientists Disarm HIV, Move Closer to AIDS Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers led by scientists at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University are charting a path to preventing HIV infection and improving immune responses to the virus that kills around 1.8 million per year.

Fox News (Reuters)
September 20, 2011
Scientists Find Way to 'Disarm' AIDS Virus
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from Johns Hopkins are part of a team doing this research, according to Reuters.

New Kerala (ANI)
September 19, 2011
Scientists find way to prevent HIV from damaging immune system
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that a new lab-based study led by scientists at the Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University has found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system.

Gant Daily (AHN)
September 20, 2011
Scientists find way to disarm HIV virus
Johns Hopkins angle: All Headline News reports that researchers at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University say they have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the body’s immune system.

Washington Post
September 20, 2011
Al Sommer discusses global health, noncommunicable diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: The dean emeritus of the Bloomberg School discusses lifestyle changes necessary to stave off chronic disease as long as possible, preferably until just before death.

WYPR-FM
September 20, 2011
Urban Farming Takes Off In Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on urban agriculture and community gardening in Baltimore quotes Jared Margulies, who works on the “Farming for the Future” program at the Bloomberg School's Center for a Livable Future.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
September 19, 2011
Peace Corps volunteers recall work that changed their world
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that former Peace Corps volunteer Barbara Cook went on to become president of the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Med India
September 19, 2011
Percentage of Minority Trauma Patients and Death Risk Linked
Johns Hopkins angle: Increased proportion of minority trauma cases can boost patients’ death rate, according to a study led by Adil Haider of the School of Medicine.

Khaleej Times
September 20, 2011
Yoga helps in treating psychiatric disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: Cites esearch by Johns Hopkins University’s Arthritis Centre.

The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
September 20, 2011
Aluminum myth debunked
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Paul Rosenberg, associate director of the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins’ Bayview Medical Center.

Arizona Daily Sun
September 20, 2011
Around the Town: Grand Canyon Guitar Society opens new season Saturday
Johns Hopkins angle: Paraguayan guitar virtuoso Berta Rojas holds music degrees from Peabody Conservatory.

Broadway World
September 19, 2011
ACME Gives Free Concert at Joe's Pub, 10/25
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that composer David Smooke teaches music theory, rock music history and composition, and chairs the Department of Music Theory at the Peabody Conservatory.

Burke Patch (Virginia)
September 19, 2011
Fairfax Symphony Presents Lifetime Award to Springfield Resident
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Emile “Mickey” Zimmerman, who helped form the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in 1957, studied arts at the Peabody Conservatory.

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2011
Departures changing face of Philadelphia school panel
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Clarence "Clay" Armbrister, senior vice president and chief of staff of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2011
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll, the Blue Jays are ranked 23rd.

Daily Record (N.J.)
September 19, 2011
Morris Hills' Diaz still racking up clean sheets
Johns Hopkins angle: Freshman Nick Cerrone, a Delbarton graduate, made two saves for his first collegiate shutout as Johns Hopkins defeated Haverford 1-0 on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
September 19, 2011
Speaker maker Polk getting into the headphone business
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Polk Audio was founded by three Johns Hopkins students.


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Baltimore Sun
September 19, 2011
Former drama professor named Towson U. president
Maravene Loeschke built a deep reservoir of good will in more than 30 years as a student, drama professor and administrator at Towson University. After Monday's announcement that she will return to campus as Towson's new president, university leaders said Loeschke is the perfect person to maintain the university's upward trajectory as it battles for limited state resources.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 20, 2011
Math Prize for Girls Thrives at MIT
The third annual Math Prize for Girls, which took place Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, inspires girls to embrace a love of math.

Inside Higher Ed
September 20, 2011
Calculating Costs and Benefits
New requirement that colleges display "net price calculators" could reshape tuition pricing, financial aid policies and admissions -- or maybe not.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 19, 2011
Deficit-Cutting Proposals Will Worsen Physician Shortage, Medical Groups Warn
Proposed cuts to an appropriation for teaching hospitals could result in thousands of fewer doctors being trained each year, the organizations say.

New York Times
September 17, 2011
A Pacifist College Considers the National Anthem
Goshen College, a Mennonite school in Indiana, stopped playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events, a year and a half after it started playing it.

New York Times
September 18, 2011
Why We Need For-Profit Colleges
Profits and education shouldn’t have to be such an ugly combination.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus blog
September 19, 2011
U. of Wisconsin Donor Offers $1 for Each New Twitter Follower
The challenge has yielded a good response for Madison, but some fund raisers question whether such social-media efforts produce any long-term value for universities.

New York Times
September 20, 2011
With Big Paydays at Stake, College Teams Scramble for a Spot
Realignment could result in four 16-team conferences made up of the most prominent and marketable football programs. The cost of being on the outside of the new deals could be millions of dollars.


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