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May 19, 2009
Is this your brain on God?
Johns Hopkins angle: A five-part report on the science of spirituality notes that scientists from universities such as Johns Hopkins are using new
technologies to analyze the brains of people who claim they have touched the spiritual -- from Christians who speak in tongues to Buddhist monks to people who claim to have had near-death experiences. Part Five, entitled "The God Chemical" explores work by JHU's Roland Griffiths.

WBFF-Fox 45 Baltimore
May 18, 2009
Cover Story: Cell Phone Spying (video)
Johns Hopkins angle: Avi Rubin, computer security expert from WSE, talks about the security risks posed by cell phones.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2009
New Tool in the MD's Bag: A Smartphone
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mike McCarty, chief network officer at Johns Hopkins Health System.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2009
Fitness Allows Veteran to Opt For Risky Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a man with a heart condition, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2009
Making Howard healthy
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial reports that Johns Hopkins University researchers are following Howard County's efforts to provide health coverage to those
without insurance in order to evaluate the health outcomes of enrollees, the costs incurred, possible costs avoided, and other key measures.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2009
The Reliable Source
Johns Hopkins angle: The daily column quotes RNC Chairman Michael Steele on his experience as a Johns Hopkins student.

Cumberland Times-News (Maryland)
May 18, 2009
Forensics program offered this summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports on a Digital Forensics Summer Program for high school students that will be offered this summer by JHU’s Carey
Business School.

Bloomberg News
May 19, 2009
U.S. Needs More Inflation to Speed Recovery, Say Mankiw, Rogoff
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Laurence Ball, an economics professor in JHU’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)
May 19, 2009
Honors & recognition
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup notes that Micaela Bloomer of Exeter was named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at The Johns Hopkins

New Kerala (India)
May 19, 2009
Novel way to stop malarial parasite growth found
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new research led by Jun O. Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences in the School of

North County Times (Escondido, Calif.)
May 18, 2009
PREP LACROSSE: Baby boomers
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports feature mentions the long tradition of lacrosse teams at Johns Hopkins.

Radio Free Asia
May 18, 2009
China-Russia Oil Deal Masks Frictions
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

Gadsden Times
May 19, 2009
A Long Search for a Universal Flu Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology.

US News & World Report
May 18, 2009
Samuel Broder: Why Isn't There a Gardasil for Men?
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that investigators from Johns Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute recently published data suggesting that
HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer is associated with more than 25 lifetime sex partners and more than six lifetime oral sex partners.

International Business Times
May 19, 2009
Repeat After Me: Inflation is Desirable
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Laurence Ball, an economist in the KSAS.

Commodity Online
May 19, 2009
New York gold bullion players have eye on dollar
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS economist Laurence Ball comments.

Earth & Sky
May 19, 2009
Robert Lawrence on dangers of farm antibiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Lawrence of the School of Public Health on the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

MedPage Today
May 19, 2009
ATS: New Drug Delivery Methods in Spotlight
Johns Hopkins angle: Beth Laube of the School of Medicine is quoted.

KTRK-TV (Houston)
May 19, 2009
Girl, 10, battles rare breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, is quoted.

Reading Eagle
May 19, 2009
A look at perimenopause
Johns Hopkins angle: Howard A. Zacur, professor of reproductive endocrinology and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at
the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, answers questions about perimenopause.

Scientist Live
May 19, 2009
New lead on malaria treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece reports on research by Jun O. Liu, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2009
Bill pushes doctors to computerize records
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, or CRISP, includes Johns Hopkins Medicine.

San Diego Union-Tribune
May 19, 2009
Prevention tips: peptic ulcers
Johns Hopkins angle: Offers tips from JHU on avoiding ulcers.

Monterey County Herald
May 19, 2009
Dropout dilemma fixable
Johns Hopkins angle: Cites statistics collected by Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center.

May 19, 2009
CNN Student News Transcript: May 19, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine, gives a worldwide update on
swine flu.

Chosun Iibo (Korea)
May 19, 2009
More Women Prefer to Have Kids Without Marrying
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist the KSAS, said that there have traditionally been many instances of unmarried women having children in

Oroville Mercury Register (Ca.)
May 19, 2009
Kuwait election victor lived in Chico
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Rola Dashti -- one of four female candidates elected in Kuwait's parliamentary elections -- earned a doctorate
at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2009
Virginia twins provide double trouble for foes
Johns Hopkins angle: Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2009
State not on NCAA lacrosse map this time
Johns Hopkins angle: ESPN analyst and former Army coach Jack Emmer is quoted as saying that JHU's lacrosse program is "terrific."

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2009
Florence I. "Belle" Sullivan, homemaker
Johns Hopkins angle: Sullivan studied at Peabody Prep.



Inside Higher Education
May 19, 2009
What Does a Degree Cost?
College tuition prices keep rising. State budgets are stagnant or shrinking. And policy makers are increasingly calling for increases in the number of
Americans who get some higher education or training. Those factors have led more state legislators, trustees and others to argue that, to accomplish the
latter goal given the former circumstances, colleges are going to have to lower what they spend to produce the average credential they award. But any
discussion of lowering the "cost per degree" must start with a more fundamental question: What does a degree cost to produce now?

Associated Press
College students describe their financial anxiety
An AP-mtvU poll finds college students anxious about their finances, job prospects after graduation and the pressures facing their folks back home. How some students describe their concerns:

Inside Higher Education (opinion piece)
May 19, 2009
The Real Scandal at Notre Dame
The real scandal at Notre Dame today is not that the president of the United States spoke at commencement, albeit causing some controversy among Catholics. The real scandal is the misappropriation of sacred teachings for political ends.

Inside Higher Education
May 19, 2009
Fund Raising Challenge
When young alumni are more likely to be moving in with mom and dad than cashing signing bonuses, how do you promote giving?

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2009 (issue)
From 'Once Upon a Time' to 'Happily Ever After'
Fairy-tale scholars explore the nuanced history of the genre

Yahoo Finance
May 19, 2009
Salvage Your College Savings
Last year, assets in 529 plans nationwide fell from $111.9 billion to $88.5 billion. Within those plans, many age-based portfolios, designed to become more conservative as a child grows older, lost by double digits even as students were turning 18 or older. With all the carnage, should you get out, or stay out, of these state-sponsored programs? Probably not.

Johns Hopkins University