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August 16, 2010
The Parent Trap
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Pittsburg Post-Gazette
August 8, 2010
Nuclear future
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed by Kurt Volker, managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School for Advanced International Studies. (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
August 12, 2010
Mayor Weighs In On Jessamy-Bealefeld Feud

Johns Hopkins angle: In this television news report, Chris Driesbach, director of the Department of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in JHU’s School of Education, is interviewed.

Christian Science Monitor
August 11, 2010
If US cuts Lebanon Army aid, would Hezbollah's sponsor Iran step in?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mara Karlin, a defense analyst at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2010
Gaga for eye beauty
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature includes comments from Elliott H. Myrowitz, assistant professor and chief of optometric services at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 12, 2010
UPMC hand transplant main surgeon leaving Oct. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that W.P. Andrew Lee, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plastic surgeon who has done breakthrough research on hand transplants, is leaving for Johns Hopkins, where he will head a new Department of Plastic Surgery. Julie Freischlag, chair of the surgery department at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.
August 12, 2010
Hand transplant doctor leaving Pitt Medical Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that W.P. Andrew Lee, the doctor behind the first hand transplant surgeries at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is leaving for Johns Hopkins, where he will become chair of plastic surgery.

Scientific American
August 11, 2010
Should consumers have the right to buy any genetic test?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Johns Hopkins angle: This health and medicine blog post quotes from an opinion piece written by Gail Javitt of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins.

Ars Technica
August 11, 2010
Should we regulate people's access to their own genome data?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to an opinion piece in Nature, written by Gail Javitt, a research scholar at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins.

Vaccine News Daily
August 11, 2010
Human Clinical Trials Begin On Dengue Virus Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Bloomberg School of Public Health is beginning human clinical trials on a new vaccine candidate to protect against mosquito-borne dengue virus. Anna Durbin, the leading scientist of the Bloomberg School study, is quoted.
August 11, 2010
Teen Hurt In Bombing Now Being Treated At Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Emily Kerstetter, the Howard County teen injured in a terror attack in Uganda, is back in Maryland and being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she underwent her 12th surgery.

Sify News (India)
August 12, 2010
DNA that may contribute to each person's uniqueness identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story states that Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered the reason behind why people have a variety of physical traits and disease risks. Jef Boeke and Kathleen Burns of the School of Medicine are quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2010
Liquor companies still advertising in magazines favored by youth
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog reports on new study conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2010
Baltimore police continue to probe Fells Point attacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore City police are continuing to search the neighborhood west of Patterson Park and south of Johns Hopkins Hospital for gangs of young men suspected in a street robberies and beatings this month in Upper Fells Point. Community leaders have scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the crimes.
August 12, 2010
Faculty member performs on national TV
Johns Hopkins angle: Annaliesa Place studied at the Peabody Institute.

Salt Lake Tribune – Burger with Relish: Music with David Burger blog
August 11, 2010
Archuleta collaborator selected for Sundance fellowship
Johns Hopkins angle: Mark Orton, who studied at the Peabody Conservatory, is one of six composers who have been selected as Fellows to the Sundance Institute Film Composers Lab.


Wall Street Journal
August 12, 2010
Science Stimulus Funds Called Wasteful
Economic-stimulus funds for scientific research are becoming a political target for Republican skeptics who say they have identified some grants as evidence of wasteful spending.

Inside Higher Ed
August 12, 2010
Asking More Than Male or Female
The Common Application considers adding voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Forbes Magazine
August 11, 2010
Deep In Debt
More students than ever face high debt, even as tuitions keep rising. If schools and policymakers fail to address this escalating crisis in higher education, the consequences will be borne not just by cash-strapped grads, but by all Americans.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 8, 2010
Colleges Extend Conditional Admissions to Pull In More International Students
Those who just need to bone up on English can now find more U.S. institutions willing to enroll them.

Bloomberg News
August 12, 2010
For-Profit Colleges to See Effect of U.S. Crackdown on Student Loan Rule
The U.S. Department of Education will release data tomorrow showing how its proposed requirements for student-loan eligibility will affect for-profit colleges.

New York Times
August 11, 2010
Don’t Send In the Clones - Opinion
Maureen Dowd writes that college students are refusing to be strangers in a strange land by using online scouting and matching services to pick their roommates. Valuable lessons will be missed with campuses full of replicant roomies.

NPR – All Things Considered
August 11, 2010
As One Time Capsule Is Buried, Another Disappears
Kent State University buried a laptop computer, Ramen noodles and a wooden black squirrel in a stainless-steel time capsule on Tuesday, as mystery continued to swirl around another time capsule supposedly buried at the Ohio school 50 years ago.

USA Today
August 11, 2010
College-bound kids with learning disabilities get help
The Project Access Summer Institute is a program for high school students with learning disabilities at Howard Community College in Columbia.

Johns Hopkins University