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Washington Post
August 31, 2010
Increased carbon in atmosphere may explain bumper crop of poison ivy
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Jihad Alhariri, a dermatologist on the faculty of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2010
Mosquitoes send researchers to the lab for relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Pictures of Health” blog post reports on insect repellent research led by Craig Montell, a School of Medicine professor of biological chemistry and a member of Johns Hopkins' Center for Sensory Biology.

Space Daily
August 31, 2010
Online Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that a website built in part by a team led by Krieger School astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay has won a Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, known as SPORE, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
August 30, 2010
Couple indicted in Baltimore killing
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post picks up Baltimore Sun story on the indictment of the alleged killers of research technician Stephen Pitcairn.
August 30, 2010
Sorenstam, Ochoa highlight Begay Challenge
Johns Hopkins angle: AP story reports that pro golfer Notah Begay III's foundation "has contracted with Johns Hopkins University to help design health studies regarding Native Americans, who are plagued by diabetes and obesity."

New York Times
August 26, 2010
Learning Curves on the Career Path
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Amy Inzanti, who graduated in 2000 from Johns Hopkins, where she majored in political science.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2010
Health care group wins endorsements for liquor tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post mentions that a Bloomberg School of Public Health study found that a Maryland tax increase on alcoholic beverages would lead to 15,000 fewer cases of alcohol dependence.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 31, 2010
Author brings story of cell donor to life
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which tells the story of a woman who was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Newspapers of Fayette County (Iowa)
August 19, 2010
Restoration of gas engine brought history to life
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Greg Hager of the Whiting School of Engineering.

August 31, 2010
Yale Labs Seeded by Stimulus Act Threatened by Program's Demise
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that JHU has been given more than $200 million in stimulus funds.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
August 31, 2010
How old are your pills?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health advice column mentions a Johns Hopkins University medication alert related to pill age.

Appeal Democrat (Marysville, Ca.)
August 31, 2010
Music in the Foothills
Johns Hopkins angle: Announcement of a series of musical events by Peabody piano faculty member Brian Ganz.

Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2010
Dr. Melvyn C. Thorne dies at age 77
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for Melvyn C. Thorne, a semi retired professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Quoted in the piece is Timothy D. Baker, who teaches international health at the school.

Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2010
Barbara Tarver, educator, dies at 61
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Tarver received an "Aspiring Leadership" certificate from The Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
August 28, 2010
Martin Dannenberg Is Dead at 94; Found Nuremberg Laws Document
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dannenberg attended The Johns Hopkins University.

Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2010
Obituary: Frank C. Garland dies at 60; epidemiologist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary of Frank Garland mentions that he and his brother, Cedric Garland, found "the inspiration for their work"in July 1974 "in a crowded seminar room at Johns Hopkins University during a slide presentation of maps of cancer mortality rates for the 3,056 U.S. counties."


Associated Press
August 31, 2010
Private Colleges ‘Act Local’ With Financial Aid
Hoping to portray themselves as more affordable and all-around better neighbors, private colleges from Appalachia to Boston are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2010
'Open Teaching': When the World Is Welcome in the Online Classroom
Why not invite the rest of the world to join students in an online class? Some instructors are putting their teaching to just that test.

New York Times – The Choice blog
August 30, 2010
Early Bird Specials
At the University of New Haven and the University of Michigan, students can bypass the mayhem of move-in day and settle in to their dorm rooms a little earlier if they pay a fee.

Christian Science Monitor
August 30, 2010
College financial aid: More grant money available – and easier to find
Tuition has skyrocketed - up 439 percent between 1982 and 2008, while family incomes only increased 147 percent (not adjusted for inflation). But that doesn't mean that higher education is out of reach. College financial aid is helping to ease tuition sticker shock.

Johns Hopkins University