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Time Magazine
November 18, 2010
Is There Hope for the American Marriage?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy in the Krieger School.

New York Times
November 22, 2010
Michelle Obama Gets a New Communications Director
Johns Hopkins angle: This political blog mentions that Michelle Obama’s new communications director, Kristina Schake, is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Writing Seminars in 1992.

New York Times
November 20, 2010
Incivility Can Have Costs Beyond Hurt Feelings
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Pier M. Forni, a professor of Italian literature in the Krieger School and co-founder of the university’s Civility Initiative.

Diverse Issues in Education
November 23, 2010
In Wake of Tragedy, New Emphasis on Civility
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions P.M. Forni, a professor of Italian literature in the Krieger school and director of the university's Civility Initiative.

USA Today
November 22, 2010
With new facility, N. Korea's nuke capabilities accelerated
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jae Ku, director of Johns Hopkins University's U.S.-Korea Institute.

The Washington Post
November 23, 2010
Pope's comment on condoms sparks disparate interpretations
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Beyrer, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University and an AIDS researcher, is mentioned.

Hindustan Times
November 22, 2010
US envoy in Asia amid new N Korea nuclear concern
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Wit, a visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Capitol News Connection
November 22, 2010
Foreign Policy in a GOP-led House
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Dan Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Scientific American
November 23, 2010
High Light: When a Psilocybin Study Leads to Spiritual Realization
Johns Hopkins angle: An excerpt from an as-yet unpublished book that recounts the experiences of author Maria Estevez, who participated in the second psilocybin study conducted by Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine.

Esquire
November 23, 2010
The Brightest: 15 Geniuses Who Give Us Hope
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Se-Jin Lee of the School of Medicine.

Palm Beach Post
November 22, 2010
Debating the danger: Are airport scanners safe?
Johns Hopkins angle: Another article which mentions that experts at JHU evaluated the new airport full body scanners.

The Australian
November 23, 2010
Invasion of the body scanners
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about body scanners at airports mentions that the devices were evaluated by experts at Johns Hopkins.

World Net Daily
November 22, 2010
Scientists challenge TSA on scanner radiation
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that experts at APL evaluated the new airport full body scanners for safety.

Men's Daily
November 23, 2010
Are Body Scanners Dangerous to Your Health?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the new full body scanners at airports were evaluated by experts at APL.

St. Petersburg Times
November 23, 2010
PolitiFact: Radiation of airport scans less than the dose in flight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article says that "Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory found that the effective dose per screening was 1.58 microrems of radiation. And a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology said an adult would be exposed to 2.4 microrems of radiation per scan."

New York Times
November 21, 2010
Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York Times Magazine article about use of the ketogenic diet to prevent epileptic seizures notes that the diet was pioneered during the 1920s by Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. It also mentions the roles of Johns Hopkins physician John Freeman and Johns Hopkins dietitian Millicent Kelly in promoting this diet.

The Washington Post
November 23, 2010
Pilot transplant project aims to spur kidney swaps
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Dr. Dorry Segev at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, which pioneered kidney swaps and is one of four transplant coordinating centers helping to run the UNOS project.

The Washington Post
November 22, 2010
Science Scan: Rock Stars for Science; cacao history
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions scientists such as Johns Hopkins cancer doctor Stephen B. Baylin.

Daily Mail Online (UK)
November 23, 2010
A pill to block out the bad memories: Experts make breakthrough to help people forget traumatic past events
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research, led by neuroscientist Richard Huganir of the School of Medicine, which concluded that proteins can be removed from the brain's 'fear centre' to wipe out traumatic memories.

Zee News (IANS)
November 23, 2010
A pill to erase painful memories in offing
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on research, led by neuroscientist Richard Huganir of the School of Medicine, which concluded that proteins can be removed from the brain's 'fear centre' to wipe out traumatic memories.

Lexington Herald-Leader
November 23, 2010
Contrary to media portrayals, the kids are all right
Johns Hopkins angle: This Chicago Tribune story includes an interview with Clea McNeely of the School of Public Health.

WANE (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
November 22, 2010
Fruits and veggies help kidney disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story mentions that African Americans with kidney disease related to high blood pressure and who carry gene variant common in African Americans are 1.5 times more likely to be at risk for progressive kidney disease, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins.

News-Times (Danbury, Conn.)
November 19, 2010
Texan Ben Loeb set to lead GBS' drive into new decade
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Ben Loeb, the new executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, is working with his friend and former mentor, GBS Music Director Gustav Meier, with whom Loeb studied conducting at the Peabody Institute.

New York Times
November 23, 2010
Fed Adopts Political Tactics on Critics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has relied on two aides to manage his political messaging. The article identifies one as Linda L. Robertson, a former lobbyist for Johns Hopkins.

Boston Globe
November 23, 2010
Count Brady as ticked off
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports article mentions Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil, who used to play lacrosse for JHU.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
November 23, 2010
Bloomsburg going strong in D2 playoffs
Johns Hopkins angle: In the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl, Johns Hopkins coasted to a 44-14 win over Lebanon Valley.

Asbury Park Press
November 22, 2010
APP College Corner: Marlboro grad Ravi Gill honored for second straight season
Johns Hopkins angle: Ravi Gill, a Marlboro High School graduate and goalie for the Johns Hopkins University men's soccer team, was named to the ESPN Academic All-District second team for the second straight season.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Inside Higher Ed
November 23, 2010
Poor Ratings for 'U.S. News' Rankings
A survey of admissions officials finds that they generally hold the magazine's evaluations in low regard -- but still see their influence.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 23, 2010
With Megagifts Hard to Get, Colleges Chase More Donors
Tough times force fund-raising offices to reach out more broadly in billion-dollar campaigns.

Wall Street Journal
November 22, 2010
Teach Your Children...Better
In this Q&A, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about the Obama administration's goal of increasing college graduation rates.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
November 22, 2010
Some area schools rate well in general education
The blog addresses criticism of a recent Post story about the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and its grades for general education requirements at several area universities, including Johns Hopkins.

Inside Higher Ed
November 22, 2010
New Models for University Presses
Special issue of journal features articles suggesting current approaches won't work -- and urges more collaboration among presses and between presses and their home institutions.



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