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The New York Times
June 7, 2010
First Steps to Digital Detox
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Room for Debate” blog, which allows experts to comment on issues in the news, includes a post from Steven Yantis, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in JHU’s Krieger School.

Washington Post
June 8, 2010
Until peanut allergy cure is found, it's not unreasonable to mind our PB&J's
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Elizabeth Matsui, associate professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

The New York Times
June 7, 2010
Small Advances Against Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This personal health column refers to a recent medical journal article by Manuel Hidalgo, an adjunct associate professor of oncology in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2010
Officials mark launch of free north-south bus route downtown
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Baltimore’s launch of the Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator shuttle service mentions that a Green Line, connecting City Hall, Fells Point and Johns Hopkins Hospital, is also scheduled to begin this year.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2010
Open your mind to hallucinogen research
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that researchers at the JHU have been studying the effects of psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical found in some mushrooms, since 2006.

Christian Science Monitor
June 7, 2010
Discovery on Saturn's moon fuels speculation of alien life
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Darrell Strobel is quoted in this story about his research on the dearth of hydrogen on Cassini.

June 7, 2010
Strange find on Titan sparks chatter about life
Johns Hopkins angle: Darrell Strobel, a KSAS astrophysicist, is quoted about his research on hydrogen on Cassini in this report.

Discover Magazine
June 7, 2010
Weird Chemistry on Titan *Could* Be a Sign of Methane-Based Life
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Darrell Strobel is quoted in this story about his research on hydrogen.

Christian Broadcasting Network
June 7, 2010
Keeping Your Child's Mind Sharp For Next Year
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Karl Alexander is quoted in this report about how parents can help their children avoid "summer slide:" the loss of academic material over the vacation months. (Associated Press)
June 7, 2010
Free Baltimore Bus Adds 2nd Route
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP story reports that the Charm City Circulator service will include a third route, serving east Baltimore, including Fells Point and Johns Hopkins Hospital, later this year.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
June 7, 2010
Charm City Circulator launches purple line
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Charm City Circulator plans to add another route connecting Johns Hopkins Hospital with Harbor East and City

KGO TV (San Francisco)
June 7, 2010
Help your partner become a better dad
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about better parenting notes that a study out of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center recently found that a majority of boys 15-19 years old believed that going to the doctor was a sign of weakness.

CFO Magazine
June 7, 2010
Survey: It's a Riskier World
Johns Hopkins angle: Gordon Bodnar of SAIS was one of four finance experts who conducted a global survey of the risk management practices being used by executives.

Longmont Times Call (Colorado)
June 8, 2010
The new old age?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on aging and health mentions research from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center which found that losing 11 pounds decreased the
risk of osteoarthritis in the knees by 50 percent.

Buffalo News
June 8, 2010
Activity over aches
Johns Hopkins angle: Kevin Fontaine, associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted.

Huffington Post
June 8, 2010
The Rover Legacy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Thomas B. Edsall column mentions research done at the School of Public Health on the number of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jazz Police
June 7, 2010
Another Prescription for “Jazz Therapy” -- The Denny Zeitlin Trio at Club BluJazz, June 11-12
Johns Hopkins angle: Denny Zeitlin earned his M.D. from the School of Medicine.

Pittsburgh Business Journal
June 7, 2010
Mon Valley offers elective angioplasty
Johns Hopkins angle: Monongahela Valley Hospital restarted its elective heart angioplasty program June 2 after joining a national study (conducted by Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutes and Duke University) that is looking at the safety and effectiveness of the procedure when done at a community hospital.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
June 7, 2010
Driven to change
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that found that the crash risk increases exponentially with each young passenger added when a 16-year-old is driving: The chance of an accident is 39 percent greater with one passenger than with none. With three or more passengers, it's 182 percent greater.

Laurinburg Exchange (NC)
June 8, 2010
Laurinburg Institute to partner with Howard
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Capstone Institute is an extension of the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, which operated as a federally funded educational research and development center at Howard University in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University.

Boston Herald
June 8, 2010
Medical Tips
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Richard Zane received specialty training in Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Caboodle (Hungary)
June 8, 2010
Washington conference starts on adapting Harlem Children's Zone in Hungary
Johns Hopkins angle: This MTI article reports that a two-day conference of US and Hungarian experts started in Washington on Monday to explore ways of adapting the US Harlem Children's Zone integration programme in Hungary to help Roma communities. The conference is taking place at SAIS.

Philadelphia Daily News
June 8, 2010
Elmer Smith: School needs grown-up participation
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Smith mentions Johns Hopkins/Diplomas NOW program.

Foster's Daily Democrat (NH)
June 8, 2010
Portsmouth Christian Academy at Dover announces highest honors students
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Kim is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University.

The Guardian (UK)
June 8, 2010
Benjamin Lees obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: In 1963, Lees was visiting professor at the Peabody Conservatory.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 7, 2010
NYU Looks for a New Approach to Help Families Understand Student-Loan Debt
After a one-year experiment in reaching out to families about student debt, New York University has discontinued the practice of calling prospective students and their parents to discuss the debt they could incur by attending. Still, the university is grappling with how to communicate the message that NYU, one of the most expensive colleges in the country, may not be the right financial fit for everyone.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 8, 2010
Becoming a Force for Diversity and Inclusion
Under Rosemary E. Kilkenny’s leadership, Georgetown — which is largely viewed as conservative and steeped in tradition — has been aggressive in launching several campuswide initiatives aimed at making the campus more welcoming of others. The latest effort at promoting change was unveiled last spring and is a comprehensive attempt by the university to focus on diversity in recruitment and outreach, student life and curriculum.

Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2010

Budget Cuts Rankle U.K. Universities
Budget cuts hitting U.K. universities are sparking student and faculty protests across the country in what is likely just the first wave of unrest over a funding squeeze.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 6, 2010
A Lone Legislator Inveighs Against a Maryland Fund for Private Colleges
James rochin, a Democrat from suburban Baltimore, would like to see the Sellinger program disappear almost entirely. He is Maryland's most strident opponentof the program, which gets support from both Republicans and Democrats.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 7, 2010
Baltimore City Community College wins $1M in stimulus funds for energy programs
Baltimore City Community College has been awarded $1 million in federal stimulus funds from the Department of Energy to expand weatherization training programs.

Inside Higher Education
June 8, 2010

Personalizing the M.D.
A hundred years after the release of the Flexner Report, which set many of the standards that still guide North American medical education, a report being published today aims to stimulate reforms to reshape medical schools and residency programs for the next century.

Johns Hopkins University