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Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011
Messenger findings may 'revolutionize' views of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Lead authors Brian Anderson and David Blewett, both of APL, are quoted in this article covering new findings from the Messenger spacecraft.
September 29, 2011
Close-ups reveal a weirder Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Blewett of APL.

New Scientist
September 29, 2011
Bright 'hollows' on Mercury are unique in solar system
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Blewett of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Fox News
September 29, 2011
Planet Mercury Full of Strange Surprises, NASA Spacecraft Reveals
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted are Patrick Peplowski and David Blewett of APL.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2011
Messenger's mission to Mercury finds surprises
Johns Hopkins news: This feature includes comments from David Blewett and Patrick Peplowski, both of the JHU’s Applied Physics Lab.

Independent Online (South Africa)
September 30, 2011
Mercury ‘nothing like textbook’ explanation
Johns Hopkins angle: David Blewett of APL is quoted in this Reuters piece.

The Afro American
September 29, 2011
Messenger Spacecraft Unveils Surprises About Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is APL’s David Blewett.

The Washington Post
September 29, 2011
D.C.’s ‘food deserts’ sprouts fresh fruits and vegetables
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Joel Gittelsohn, leader of the Baltimore Healthy Stores project and a professor at Johns Hopkins.

September 30, 2011
Don't skip: Schools waking up on absenteeism
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center.

ABC News
September 29, 2011
Vaccine May Turn HIV Into ‘Minor Infection’
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is John Bartlett, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2011
State must make early education a priority
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece by William Polk Carey states that “The Johns Hopkins School of Education and other area organizations are to be commended for their efforts to launch a new public-private initiative that matches high-quality child care spots with preschoolers in neighborhoods with the greatest need.”

September 29, 2011
Magic Mushroom Drug Has an 'Anti-Aging Effect' on Personality
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is researcher Roland R. Griffiths, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

International Business Times
September 30, 2011
Magic mushrooms 'can change personality for the better'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is researcher Roland R. Griffiths, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Houston Chronicle
September 29, 2011
Scientists: Magic mushrooms make people more open-minded
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog mentions that scientists at Johns Hopkins are exploring therapeutic uses for magic mushrooms.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2011
Conaway, Sneed launch write-in campaigns for City Council
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Lester Spence, a Krieger School assistant professor of political science.

September 30, 2011
A Less Painful Way To Jolt A Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Ronald Berger, M.D, PhD, a cardiac electro physiologist at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a team found a kinder and gentler way to halt the rapid and potentially fatal irregular heart beat known as ventricular fibrillation.

El Paso Times
September 30, 2011
The doctor is in: Double dose of Norman Rockwell opens Saturday night at Museum of Art
Johns Hopkins angle: As part of this exhibition, Johns Hopkins University English professor and Rockwell biographer Richard Halper will discuss the artist's sense of humor in "Norman Rockwell: Practical Jokes and the Perverse".

Virginian Connection
September 29, 2011
Resident Relates to Release of Jailed Hikers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2011
Group plans to build Howard Co.'s first public observatory
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature mentions that the observatory will house the historic Watson telescope, a large, custom-made instrument that was made in the 1930s or 1940s by Paul Watson, an astronomer and Johns Hopkins University professor.

The Star Democrat (Easton, Md.)
September 29, 2011
Percussion trio coming to KI
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming Peabody Percussion Trio concert and mentions that this year the trio will be premiering a new work by Peabody composer James Young.

Danbury New s-Times (Conn.)
September 29, 2011
Maestro Meier reaches 40th anniversary milestone with GBS
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Gustav Meier’s long service as music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony mentions that Meier also is director of the graduate conducting program at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

September 29, 2011
Perry Hall Students Honored For Helping Others
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the kids at NHS together have helped raise more than $40,000 for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and other charities.

Maryland Daily Record
September 29, 2011
On the move – 9/30/11: Katzenberger wins volunteer award
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that Julia Golbey, senior academic program administrator for the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, has been named a new board member of the Baltimore chapter of the American Marketing Association for 2011-2012.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 29, 2011
Maryland vies to emerge as ‘epicenter’ of U.S. cyber security efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard Roca, director emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

Daily Record (Baltimore)
On the move – 9/30/11: Katzenberger wins volunteer award
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column noted that Maureen Harrigan has joined the Peabody Institute as associate dean for finance and administration.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2011
St. John's-Catholic forfeits Friday's football game to AACS
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college soccer item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Kronick was named Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Inside Higher Ed
September 29, 2011
Dump the Slump
With its new convocation for second-year students, Duke is among a growing number of universities fighting a sophomore-year letdown.

New York Times
September 27, 2011
History That’s Written in Beads as Well as in Words
Some historians are urging colleagues to embrace “deep history” and go back before written records.

Inside Higher Ed
September 30, 2011
Republicans Push Pell Changes
House's proposed budget for 2012 would keep maximum Pell Grant at $5,550, but change rules so fewer students are eligible. Bill would boost funds for NIH.

Easton Star Democrat (Md.)
September 28, 2011
Constitution displayed, book prize awarded
The Gibson Arts Center at Washington College recently displayed the Maryland copy of the U.S. Constitution, the first time it was presented since the late 1980s.

New York Times (AP)
September 27, 2011
7 Long Island Students Charged in SAT Scheme
A college student from Long Island was paid to take the SAT exam for at least a half-dozen students at his former high school, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Wall Street Journal
September 30, 2011
Washington's Quietest Disaster
To preserve Team Obama's priority of maintaining a maximum Pell grant of $5,550 per year and doubling the total annual funding to $36 billion since President Obama took office, Democrats recently decided to make student-loan borrowers pay interest on their loans for their first six months out of college. Washington used to give the youngsters an interest-free grace period. Taxpayers might cheer this change if the money wasn't simply being transferred to another form of education subsidy. But it seems almost certain to raise default rates as it puts recent grads under financial pressure.

Johns Hopkins University