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Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2011
Federal spending in Maryland declines
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott L. Zeger, Johns Hopkins' vice provost for research, is quoted in this article, which mentions that JHU and its Applied Physics Laboratory reported an increase of more than 9 percent in federal R&D money last fiscal year.

Scientific American
September 28, 2011
SciArt Plugs 2: Lectures, Exhibits, News and More
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned in this story is the “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey Through Amnesia” exhibition at the Walters Art Museum. The Walters is partnering with the Krieger School ‘s Cognitive Science Department in an innovative focus show exploring the impact of severe brain damage on an artist.

Kansas City Infozine
September 28, 2011
President Obama Names Top U.S. Early Career Scientists and Engineers
Johns Hopkins angle: Noah Cowan, a Whiting School mechanical engineering faculty member, is among the 94 scientists and engineers to receive the Obama administration's highest honor for early career research and outreach, this story reports. Cowan was recognized for “innovative research in biologically inspired robotic systems with application to disaster recovery and space exploration and for motivating students to explore careers in science and engineering.”

Mail Online (U.K.)
September 27, 2011
How worried should you be if you get more forgetful with age?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about memory decline with aging – and what is worrisome and what is not – mentions research done by Krieger School psychologist Michela Gallagher into the use of leviteracetum – an epilepsy drug – to treat memory loss.

New Scientist
September 28, 2011
Electronic elections: One app, one vote
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Whiting School computer scientist Aviel Rubin, who is technical director of the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute.

Yahoo News India (ANI)
September 28, 2011
What babies remember when they 'forget' about an object
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on a study co-led by Melissa Kibbe, a Krieger School psychologist, which found that babies less than two years old do understand that objects have permanence.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2011
Maryland proposes ban on crib bumpers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Andrea Gielen, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy, based in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

U.S. News & World Report
September 27, 2011
Arab Spring Added Pressures to Middle East Peace Process
Johns Hopkins angle: Joshua Muravchik of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this piece.

TIME Healthland
September 27, 2011
Using Vinegar to Thwart Cervical Cancer in the Developing World
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes an inexpensive test in which vinegar is used to help detect cervical cancer. The article states that the procedure was developed by experts at the School of Medicine in the 1990s and endorsed last year by the World Health Organization. Ricky Lu, a cervical cancer prevention expert who works with the Johns Hopkins affiliate Jhpiego, is quoted.

Salon
September 28, 2011
Flashback! Psychedelic research returns: Four decades after Timothy Leary, LSD shows success in medical trials. Will the right completely trip?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
September 27, 2011
Princeton receives gift to endow economics center
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a substantial gift to Princeton from Benjamin H. Griswold IV notes that Griswold is a trustee emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University and a member of the advisory boards of the Carey Business School and Peabody Conservatory.

New York Times
September 27, 2011
Two Aides to Weiner Find a Home in the Bloomberg Administration
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York City politics blog post mentions that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration has hired Robin Lloyd, who has a master’s degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University, the mayor’s alma mater.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
September 28, 2011
Mental Health Disabilities in U.S. on the Rise: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that the number of Americans who say they suffer from mental health disabilities has jumped significantly over the past decade. Quoted is Ramin Mojtabai of the Bloomberg School.

Inside Higher Ed
September 28, 2011
No Punch For Energy Drink Ban
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on the University of New Hampshire controversy about on-campus sales of “energy drinks” mentions a “2007 study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine [which] found that numerous health risks may stem from energy drinks, including caffeine overdose or intoxication, whose symptoms include anxiety, nervousness, tremors and, in rare cases, death.”

WebMD.com
September 27, 2011
The Link Between Stress and Ulcerative Colitis
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Gerard E. Mullin, director of integrative GI nutrition services at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jewish Journal
September 27, 2011
Holocaust truth is told on Muslim soil
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Forsan Hussein, CEO of the Jerusalem YMCA, has advanced degrees from Harvard and SAIS.

Maryland Daily Record
September 27, 2011
Residents near EBDI protest plunging values
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daly Record
September 27, 2011
On the Move, 9/27: Lanes named principal by Hord Coplan Macht
Johns Hopkins angle: Helen E. Lanes, who has joined Hord Coplan Macht as a principal, worked with such health care providers as Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to this brief.

CityBiz List
September 26, 2011
WYPR and the Peabody Institute: A Classical Combination
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute.

Birmingham News (Alabama)
September 25, 2011
Evan Rogister: The first guest to arrive as ASO begins search
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Evan Rogister, an Alabama Symphony guest conductor who also is an applicant to become its new music director, studied at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2011
Rosh Hashanah at Oregon Ridge could be inside over rain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Peabody Rag Ensemble is scheduled to play prior to the Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars service at Oregon Ridge.

VOA News (Voice of America)
September 27, 2011
ALS Conquers, but Does Not Diminish, All
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post about former Raven O. J. Brigance, who is being treated at for ALS at Johns Hopkins Hospital, quotes Lora Clawson, a nurse-practitioner and director of ALS clinical services at the hospital. It also notes that Brigance’s foundation raises money for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2011
Looking to buy O.J. Brigance a birthday present?
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item calls attention to the sale of tee shirts benefiting former Raven O.J. Brigance’s Brigance Brigade Foundation. Brigance has been diagnosed with ALS, and his foundation supports that Packard Center at Johns Hopkins, which is working to find a cure for the disease.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2011
5 famed jockeys to sign during Maryland Million at Laurel Park
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup states that the Bayhawks, a Major League Lacrosse team, is offering personalized lessons to youth players. Among the Bayhawks stars who will participate is Michael Evans, who played for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2011
Elinor W. Bodian
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Elinor Bodian was a medical illustrator at the School of Medicine for 40 years. Gary P. Lees, chairman of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, is quoted.


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The Hechinger Report
September 27, 2011
Keeping day-to-day problems from derailing college students
More and more American colleges and universities are recognizing that unexpected crises unrelated to academics are pushing people to drop out, especially as the economy stagnates. Under intense pressure from parents, taxpayers and politicians to improve abysmal graduation rates, the colleges are not only assuming a new role in helping their students over the bumps — they’re also keeping a close eye on students and even monitoring social media to detect early signs of trouble.

Inside Higher Ed
September 27, 2011
Family-Friendly Science
Just last month, researchers at Rice and Southern Methodist Universities released a study showing that female scientists were twice as likely as their male counterparts to regret not having more children. Further, these regrets were seen as prompting some female grad students and postdocs to consider leaving academic science.

The Atlantic
September 27, 2011
The Value of College Is: (a) Growing (b) Flat (c) Falling (d) All of the Above
Is college worth it anymore? The value of college has never been higher. But growth of the college premium has slowed, and the wages of college graduates have fallen in the last 10 years.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
September 28, 2011
Hamilton College puts QR code on admissions poster
There is a shortage of new ideas in college recruiting, and each one has a brief shelf life. Kudos, then, to Hamilton College in New York for being the first institution to think of printing a giant Quick Response code as an admissions poster.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg News)
September 27, 2011
Duke, MIT Investments Surge as Colleges Rebound
Duke's investments increased 24.5 percent in the fiscal year ended June 30, and MIT's investments gained 18 percent. Duke's performance for the year beat Harvard University, whose endowment investments returned 21 percent for the year, and Stanford University, where annual returns were 22 percent.

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