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ABC News
September 29, 2011
Want to Be More Open-Minded? Magic Mushrooms Found to Help
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave one high dose of psilocybin to 51 adult study participants and found that 30 of them underwent measurable personality changes that lasted more than a year.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)
September 29, 2011
Magic Mushrooms Can Make Lasting Personality Changes, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Roland Griffiths, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, is quoted.

The Atlantic
September 29, 2011
Study of the Day: A Gentler Way to Shock Your Heart Back to Life
Johns Hopkins angle: A team of Johns Hopkins University cardiologists and biomedical engineers aimed to find a kinder way to halt ventricular fibrillation, the rapid and potentially fatal irregular heart beat during an arrhythmia.

New York Times
September 29, 2011
States Putting Hopes in ‘Bottoms Up’ to Help the Bottom Line
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Marketwatch
September 28, 2011
Greece and the euro zone’s worst-case scenario
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mitchell Orenstein of SAIS.

New Kerala
September 29, 2011
India plays a critical role in US strategy: Robert Blake
Johns Hopkins angle: IANS reported on a speech given by Blake at SAIS.

UPI
September 29, 2011
Army orders explosive detection systems
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story mentions that Raptor's SAFE-T MIPs were developed at APL.

New York Times
September 27, 2011
Obstacles Slow an Easy Way to Prevent H.I.V. in Men
Johns Hopkins angle: The story quotes Kelly Curran, an HIV expert with Johns Hopkins affiliate Jhpiego, on an anti-HIV circumcision campaign in Tanzania.

Baltimore Fishbowl
September 29, 2011
An Inside Look at Johns Hopkins Med School Admissions
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Teraguchi, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director, Office of Student Diversity at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Khaleej Times (IANS)
September 29, 2011
Scientists find trick to disarm HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that ridding HIV of its cholesterol content deactivates the deadly virus’ ability to trick the immune system and infect the body.

New Kerala (IANS)
September 29, 2011
Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard L. Huganir, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this IANS piece reporting that altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory.

North Baltimore Patch
September 28, 2011
Charles Village Rat Rub Out Produces Results
Johns Hopkins angle: A rat eradication program in the Charles Village Benefits District is paid for in part by a grant from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2011
7 former Colts to be inducted into Hall at Sports Legends Museum (Sports Digest)
Johns Hopkins angle: Junior Ross Schofield was named the Southern Division Player of the Week by the Collegiate Water Polo Association, while freshmen Danny Ovelar and Scott Weigel shared the Rookie of the Week award.

Maryland Daily Record
September 29, 2011
On the Move, 9/29: Faridi named chief science officer at McCormick
Johns Hopkins angle: Tom Liebel of Marks, Thomas Architects, of Baltimore, has been selected for Fellowship in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows by the Green Building Certification Institute. He has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins.

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New York Times
September 29, 2011
College Offers Top Applicants Two-Thirds Off
Seton Hall University, a private college in New Jersey, will give early applicants with strong academic credentials a tuition discount of some $21,000.

Inside Higher Ed
September 29, 2011
Too Many Rules
After surveying more than 2,000 higher education officials about which federal regulations they find too burdensome, a federal panel now has its answer: Almost all of them.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 25, 2011
The Economic Divide on Campuses Is a National Tragedy
America's elite colleges and universities should be setting the pace when it comes to economic diversity, and yet, despite their best efforts, most are not.

New York Times
September 29, 2011
Obama Urges Students to Set Their Sights on College
In a back-to-school address to students at an elite Washington public school, the president urged youths to work hard and set a goal to get college degrees.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 25, 2011
Which Core Matters More?
Differences in definitions of quality lead to new debates over the importance of teaching practical skills versus specific knowledge.

New York Times
September 29, 2011
Yale Endowment Posts 22% Gain to End Fiscal Year at $19.4 Billion
After two years of unusual weakness, the endowment posted a return of 21.9 percent for the fiscal year ended June 30.


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