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New York Times
September 26, 2011
The Medium Is the Message: Should a College Call, Text or Tweet?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this college admissions and aid blog post is Daniel Creasy, associate director of admissions at the Johns Hopkins University.

CNN
September 26, 2011
For women, risk of depression falls as coffee intake rises
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Evatt, Ph.D., a psychiatry research fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, comments in this report on the link between coffee consumption and mood.

New York Times
September 26, 2011
Fighting Cervical Cancer With Vinegar and Ingenuity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes as inexpensive test in which vinegar is used to help detect cervical cancer. The article states that the procedure was developed by experts at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the 1990s and endorsed last year by the World Health Organization.

Wall Street Journal
September 27, 2011
The Sweet Smell of Easier Weight Loss?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Lawrence Cheskin, director of Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

New York Times
September 26, 2011
The Small Fixes Challenge
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned in this article is Harshad Sanghvi of Jhpiego, an international nonprofit health organization affiliated with JHU.

New York Times
September 26, 2011
The Simplest Health Solutions? It’s Complicated
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay refers to the hospital checklist research conducted by Peter Pronovost, a critical care specialist in the School of Medicine.

Global Grind
September 26, 2011
"Gossip Girl" Nan Zhang Is A Hurricane Katrina-Surviving Neuroscientist
Johns Hopkins angle: Zhang studies neuroscience at the Krieger School when she is not starring in the hit CW television series.

Ivanhoe
September 27, 2011
Criteria Helps Determine the Need for Defibrillator in ARVD Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Hugh Calkins, M.D., professor and head of cardiac electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Calkins runs the Johns Hopkins ARVD program, which includes a large registry of ARVD patients in North America.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
WYPR-FM to launch all-classic HD channel Oct. 3; programming includes Peabody recitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post states that WYPR-FM will launch all-classic HD channel Oct. 3, and at noon weekdays Peabody director Jeff Sharkey will host “Peabody Intermezzo,” an hour-long program containing student recitals recorded live at the conservatory.

The Daily Mail (U.K.)
September 27, 2011
Your incredible shrinking body: From your brain to your heart - almost everything gets smaller as you age
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that using MRI scans of men and women aged 45 to 85, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that with every year it takes longer for the heart muscles to squeeze and relax, by around 2 to 5??per cent, while the actual amount of blood pumped out of the heart falls by 9 millilitres a year.

Washington Post
September 26, 2011
Listing of top hospitals includes only one in the Washington area, Holy Cross
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
APG shouldn't needlessly poison monkeys
Johns Hopkins: The opinion piece is written by physicians Barbara Wasserman and Martin Wasserman, both graduates of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
O'Malley replaces majority of Baltimore City Community College board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that one of the new members of the Baltimore City Community College’s board of trustees is Pamela Paulk, vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
Prostate biopsies increase chances of hospitalization
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog item is the study’s senior investigator, Edward Schaeffer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine and its Brady Urological Institute.

Fox News
September 27, 2011
Solutions for Everyday Overindulging
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

San Jose Mercury News
September 27, 2011
Vegetarian feasts that delight omnivores too
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Meatless Monday movement has been “revived” by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Canada.com
September 27, 2011
A broken heart can be terminal
Johns Hopkins angle: A study conducted by Dr. Ilan Wittstein at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2005 shows that stress hormones produced by a breakup, a death, a sudden shock, or even a car accident can bring on symptoms like those of a heart attack.

News-Observer (N.C.)
September 27, 2011
Bloomberg to speak at UNC graduation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he later served as chairman of the board of trustees and where the school of public health bears his name.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 26, 2011
Mayo and Molly Shattuck aim to raise $2.5M for United Way healthy food campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, United Way is partnering with organizations such as Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Food Bank to distribute healthy foods.

Times Herald (Napa, Ca.)
September 27, 2011
Replacement nurse's fatal error at Oakland medical center may have involved food, not medication
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
Suit claims doctor wrongly removed woman's healthy ovary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the target of this lawsuit, Ellicott City obstetrician Maureen Muonekes, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1998.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2011
Towson earns No. 23 ranking in FCS poll; 1st appearance in 4 years
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this sports roundup notes that Johns Hopkins rose three spots to No. 20 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll. A women’s college soccer item states that Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Kronick was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. A men’s college soccer item says Johns Hopkins freshman goalkeeper Nick Cerrone was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Morris County Daily Record (N.J.)
September 26, 2011
McCarney shining at QB for Colgate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, in men’s college soccer, Johns Hopkins freshman goalkeeper Nick Cerrone has been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
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Inside Higher Ed
September 27, 2011
Family-Friendly Science
NSF announces changes to make it easier for scientists to balance work and parenthood. Goal is to increase percentage of women on the STEM tenure track.

New York Times
September 27, 2011
College Graduation Rates Are Stagnant Even as Enrollment Rises, a Study Finds
The group Complete College America cites factors like whether enrollment is full- or part-time, or at a two- or four-year institution.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 26, 2011
Community Colleges Receive $500-Million for Job-Training Programs
More than 200 colleges applied for the grants, which range from about $2.7-million to $25-million, but only 49 have been chosen to receive them.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 25, 2011
In Texas, Clues to Gov. Perry's Science Agenda
The Republican front-runner doesn't believe in evolution or man's role in climate change. His jobs-based approach to science has some researchers worried.

USA Today – On Deadline blog
September 26, 2011
Harvard website hacked
Harvard University's website was hacked Monday morning in what appeared to be a Syrian-related attack. Administrators took it down for several hours, according to the BBC.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
September 26, 2011
2 suffer minor injuries after chemical accident at UM
Two students at the University of Maryland were injured Monday in a chemistry accident that caused the evacuation of a campus building.

HuffPost College
September 24, 2011
UC Berkeley 'Racist' Bake Sale Demonstration Sparks Outrage
In protest against an Affirmative Action-like bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, U.C. Berkeley College Republicans announced plans to host a satirical Increase Diversity Bake Sale, selling racially price-adjusted pastries on campus.


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