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New York Times
August 27, 2009
Volunteering Waning in Recession, Report Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a study by the Listening Post Project, affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

The Washington Post
August 27, 2009
Md. Approves $454 million to fill latest gap
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that state cancer research funding for JHU and the University of Maryland will be slashed 75 percent, or $7.5 million.

PopSci.com (Popular Science Online)
August 26, 2009
Legos Offer Researchers a Big Picture of Nanoscale Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Whiting School chemical and biomolecular engineers who are using LEGO models to better understand how nanoscale materials behave.

FastCompany.com
August 26, 2009
How Legos Are Solving Nanotech Mysteries
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog focuses on Joelle Frechette and German Drazer, two WSE assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering who are using LEGO models to better understand how nanoscale materials behave.

Genome Web
August 26, 2009
You Always Knew You Kept Your Legos for a Reason
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief describes how Whiting School engineers Joelle Frechette and German Drazer are using LEGOs to model microfluidic arrays at more easily observable scale.

Scientific Blogging
August 25, 2009
Microfluidic Arrays - Now LEGOs Can Do Anything!
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes the work of Whiting School chemical and biomolecular engineering assistant professors Joelle Frechette and German Drazer, who are using LEGO pieces shaped like pegs to re-create microscopic activity taking place inside microfluidic arrays.

ZDNet.com
August 26, 2009
LEGO toys and Shrinky Dinks aid in development of microfluidics
Johns Hopkins angle: This emerging technology blog refers to the research, using LEGOs, being conducted by Joelle Frechette and German Drazer, both Whiting School assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Baltimore Science News Examiner
August 26, 2009
VIDEO: LEGO pegs used to show what is happening at nanoscale
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Spiro’s blog links to a video showing how Whiting School engineers have used tiny LEGO pegs to re-create what happens at the micro-or nanoscale.

Maryland Daily Record
August 26, 2009
Needed: Process for prioritizing of patient safety
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter J. Provonost, director of the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group, is quoted in this article.

Deseret News (Utah)
August 27, 2009
Utah native juggles bicycle racing with his work in particle physics
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles racing bicyclist Reid Mumford, who has a doctorate in particle physics from JHU.

The Oregonian (Portland)
August 27, 2009
OHSU says gene swap holds promise for preventing inherited diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to information provided by the JHU’s Genetics and Public Policy Center.

Nature News
August 26, 2009
Chemical-safety costs uncertain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on a European chemical testing program quotes Thomas Hartung, a visiting scholar in environmental health science at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Straits Times (Singapore)
August 27, 2009
Safety law to up animal testing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story on a European chemical testing program quotes Thomas Hartung, a visiting scholar in environmental health science at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

EurActiv.com (Europe)
August 27, 2009
EU chemicals law 'spells surge in animal testing', costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to Bloomberg School of Public Health research conducted by Thomas Hartung, a visiting scholar in environmental health science.

The Dong-a Ilbo (South Korea)
August 27, 2009
[Op-Ed] Harvard and Seoul Nat’l Univ.
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion pieces states that a committee on appraisal of higher education in Taiwan recently assessed research by 725 universities worldwide. Harvard University was ranked at the top of the list, followed by Johns Hopkins.

Isaude (Brazil)
August 19,2009
Novo teste de DNA utiliza nanotecnologia para encontrar sinais precoces de cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature in a Brazilian health newspaper describes a new cancer detection test developed by Whiting School associate professor Jeff Wang, doctoral student Vasudev Bailey and colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

U.S. News and World Report Online
August 26, 2009
5 Ways College Students Can Protect Themselves from Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: In this “On Parenting” blog, author Nancy Shute refers to warnings and advice she has received as a teacher at JHU. She is a lecturer in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

The Washington Post
August 27, 2009
Education Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Jay Liebowitz, a new addition to the Graduate School of Management and Technology at the University of Maryland University College, previously served as professor and founding program director for the graduate certificate in competitive intelligence.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
August 27, 2009
A musician at Bethel Church starts an arts academy for all ages
Johns Hopkins angle: Stan Wilkerson is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Chico News & Review (Calif.)
August 27, 2009
Symphony of destruction
Johns Hopkins angle: Lewis Patzner completed his undergrad studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore in 2007.

EURWeb.com
August 27, 2009
Jazz flute player Delandria Mills makes Gospel music with new CD release 'Manifestation.'
Johns Hopkins angle: Jazz flautist Delandria Mills earned a masters in music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.


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Washington Post
August 27, 2009
An Education Debate for the Books
Applications to colleges such as St. John's are dropping as the downturn leads families to weigh the value, and price, of a liberal arts degree more carefully.

New York Times
August 27, 2009
Governor Begins Effort Toward Cleansing Tainted U. of Illinois Board
The governor of Illinois is appointing a new majority to the University of Illinois board of trustees in an effort to restore integrity to the admissions process.

Inside Higher Ed
August 27, 2009
Big Shoes to Fill
Asked for the names of people they thought could end up playing a dominant, if not Kennedy-like, role in federal higher education policy making in the years to come, many of those interviewed declined to speculate.

Associated Press
August 27, 2009
1-2-3 breathe: Emory wants campus trained in CPR
Welcome to freshman orientation at Emory University, which includes the usual wandering tours of campus, student clubs hawking their causes and - in what's believed to be the largest program of its kind - CPR training. The school aims to have every one of its 12,000 students trained in basic lifesaving techniques in the next few years.

Associated Press
August 27, 2009
Mount St. Mary's students arrested at campus party
Campus security officers needed help in controlling 300 young people on the eve of the first day of school.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 26, 2009
Hot Type: Yale U. Press's Attempt to Avoid Risk Has Risks of Its Own
The press's decision to pull controversial images from a new book on those images has landed the press in the hot seat.

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