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Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2010
Hopkins students discover Baltimore through 'The Wire'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a Johns Hopkins course based on the TV series “The Wire.” The piece quotes Peter Beilenson, an adjunct professor; Michael Nakan and Helen Latimer, freshmen who enrolled in the class; and James Goodyear, associate director of Johns Hopkins' undergraduate public health program.

The Washington Post
November 26, 2010
'Wire' goes to college
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief in this entertainment column states that there's a course based on "The Wire" at Johns Hopkins University.

CBC News
November 28, 2010
The Wire prompts Baltimore university course
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the course created at Johns Hopkins University about the TV series, The Wire, which was set in Baltimore.

Louisville Courier-Journal (Ky.)
November 29, 2010
The Buzz | Will Pryzbylewski help teach?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that, this semester, Johns Hopkins University offered an undergraduate course based on HBO's "The Wire."

NBC Washington (AP)
November 26, 2010
“The Wire” Goes to School at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Johns Hopkins University is offering an undergraduate course on urban problems based on the HBO series, "The Wire."

3news.co.nz (New Zealand)
November 29, 2010
Baltimore university offers course on The Wire
Johns Hopkins angle: This short reports that, this semester, Johns Hopkins University offered an undergraduate course on urban problems based on the HBO TV series, "The Wire."

Spicezee
November 27, 2010
`The Wire` topic of class at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A short article reporting that Johns Hopkins University is offering a class based on the HBO series, "The Wire."

The Washington Post
November 27, 2010
As U-Va. hopefuls show, early admissions applications more popular than ever
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins University remains one of the local universities with early admission programs.

Wall Street Journal
November 27, 2010
NY study says punishment doesn't solve absenteeism
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Balfanz, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 28, 2010
For Business Schools, Economic Crisis Points Way to Change
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Sacramento Bee
November 28, 2010
It's time to choose civility
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni.

The Christian Post
November 29, 2010
Who Needs Marriage?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about marriage quotes Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert, Andrew Cherlin.

Wall Street Journal
November 24, 2010
Pilgrims in Beirut, Pumpkin Pie in Manhattan
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
November 28, 2010
At St. Matthew's, faithful have mixed views as they ponder pope's comments on condom use
Johns Hopkins angle: Maximilian Meran, 27, a German student at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, is quoted.

News.az
November 29, 2010
NATO committed to 'stability and security' in South Caucasus
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher, a visiting scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at SAIS.

Global Times (China)
November 29, 2010
China has limited influences on North Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Bradley Babson, chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS.

Palestine Telegraph
November 27, 2010
Enhanced Airport Screening Controversy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that experts at APL (among other places) evaluated the new airport full body scanners for safety.

Atlantic Free Press
November 28, 2010
Enhanced Airport Screening Controversy
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the controversy swirling around the new full body scanners installed at some airports mentions that experts at APL were among those evaluating the devices for safety.

TIME
November 29, 2010
Eternal Sunshine: Scientists Say They Can Erase Bad Memories
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by neuroscientist Richard Huganir of the School of Medicine that involved erasing traumatic memories.

Baltimore Sun
November 28, 2010
Baltimore biotech parks grow despite recession

Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses in part on the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins and mentions that the company Inostics was co-founded by Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 27, 2010
Baltimore girl with burns on most of her body survives, thrives
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Rick Redett, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treated the badly burned girl.

New York Times
November 28, 2010
To Listen To Schumann, Bring a Couch
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a book about manic-depressive illness written by Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor in the School of Medicine’s School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

New York Times
November 25, 2010
Generation Text, Living on a Screen
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter to the editor in this column is written by Dina L. G. Borzekowski, a Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Baltimore Sun
November 24, 2010
Delaying treatment for HIV can become costly
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post refers to a new School of Medicine study and quotes Kelly Gebo, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases who was the study's senior author.

Baltimore Sun
November 24, 2010
Needy families pick up Thanksgiving meal ingredients
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to recipes supplied by Priority Partners, a Johns Hopkins Hospital health provider for low-income families.

The Washington Post
November 28, 2010
Our puritanical progressives
Johns Hopkins angle: This column by George Will mentions Fredric Wertham, formerly chief resident in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
November 26, 2010
How to keep guns out of criminals' hands
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of this All Opinions are Local blog posting is a professor and co-director of the Center for Gun Policy Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
November 26, 2010
Virologist Helped Eradicate Smallpox
Johns Hopkins angle: Donald Henderson, emeritus dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, who led the WHO eradication program, is quoted.

NPR
November 26, 2010
A Scientist's Saga: Give Son The Gift Of Speech
Johns Hopkins angle: This story chronicles the efforts by Barry Gordon of the School of Medicine to find help for his son, who was diagnosed with non-verbal autism at an early age.

Newstalk 97.5 (Wisconsin)
November 26, 2010
New spermicide may be as good as nonoxynol-9
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters Health piece reports that a new study, led by Anne Burke of the School of Medicine, found that a new spermicide compound, not yet available in drugstores, may be as good a contraceptive as the drug now in existing gels, films, and foams.

AllAfrica.com
November 29, 2010
Nigeria: We Need to Find Out Why Our Immunisation Rate is So Low - Robertson
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Pastor Nonnie Robertson, Pastor of the Revival Assembly Church in Abuja, consultant and country representative for Johns Hopkins University.

Montreal Gazette (Reuters)
November 26, 2010
Getting Married May Also Get You A Kidney
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that people who get married appear to enjoy better health overall -- and may even be more likely to receive a kidney transplant when they need one, according to a study led by Laura Taylor of the School of Nursing.

Palm Beach Post
November 24, 2010
Johns Hopkins study finds Hispanic women benefit from prenatal care in close-knit group setting
Johns Hopkins angle: Pregnant low-income Hispanic women in Palm Beach County had more successful births and pregnancies after receiving prenatal care in a group setting than in a traditional one-on-one basis, according to research led by Darius Tandon of the Children's Center and the School of Medicine.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
November 29, 2010
10 ways to slow down this holiday season
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about staying well during the holiday season mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health found that older adults who volunteered in troubled urban schools experienced improvements physically and mentally.

Third Age
November 29, 2010
Cholera Outbreak Keeps Haitians Struggling
Johns Hopkins angle: David Sack, an epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, is quoted.

Modern Healthcare
November 29, 2010
Status quo in Congress
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that newly elected Congressman Andy Harris is an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
November 27, 2010
Review: Music, action drive modernized 'Don Giovanni'
Johns Hopkins angle: This opera review notes that Peabody Conservatory graduate soprano Natalie Conte sang the part of Donna Anna.

Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
November 24, 2010
Trinity Heights hosts Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions an upcoming performance by Armenian classical guitar virtuoso Gohar Vardanyan, a recent graduate of the Peabody Institute.

Lancaster Online (Pa.)
November 28, 2010
Local researcher brings together five centuries of Anabaptist history in one book
Johns Hopkins angle: The "Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites" was recently published by the JHU Press.

Maryland Daily Record
November 25, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: James T. McGill, who retired as senior vice president of finance and administration at Johns Hopkins University in July, has been elected chair of the board of the Y of Central Maryland, according to this brief.

Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2010
Ben's Cat wins 8th in a row; Preakness logo unveiled
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins sophomore Alex Whittam was named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association All-Southern Division first team, and that senior goalie Jeremy Selbst and sophomore utility Ross Schofield made the second team.

Maryland Daily Record
November 26, 2010
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Debbie Edwards Veihdeffer, director of work-life integration at Northrop Grumman’s electronic systems sector in Linthicum, received the Work-Life Balance Award from the Society of Women Engineers. She earned a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and human resources development from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 27, 2010
Daniel Siegel, Yale student
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Daniel Siegel was the son of Everett Siegel, a psychiatrist and assistant professor at the School of Medicine. Quoted in the story is family friend Charles M. Wiener, a professor of medicine and physiology at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 28, 2010
Thomas Artes, founding member of GreenMount School, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Artes obtained a master's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University in the late 1970s.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 29, 2010
As Cities Seek Payments in Lieu of Taxes, Colleges Are Urged to Work Out Deals
Municipalities and local nonprofits should hammer out payment plans that are clear and predictable, a new report says.

Inside Higher Ed
November 29, 2010
Ph.D. Pipeline Expands Slightly
Number of research doctorates awarded by universities in U.S. grows to 49,562, with most of the growth attributable to increase for women.

Wall Street Journal
November 28, 2010
Some U.S. College Students Look to the U.K.
Every college in the top 20 of the U.S. News and World Report's most recent ranking of best U.S. colleges costs at least $34,000 a year for tuition and fees. Tuition fees in the U.K. vary, but the cost for an overseas undergraduate at University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, for the academic year 2009-2010 would be about $19,000.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 29, 2010
Obama makes higher education a priority
The U.S. has slipped to the 12th highest rate of college graduation among 36 developed nations. President Barack Obama hopes to increase the nation's pool of young people with college degrees to 60 percent from 40 percent in the next decade.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
November 24, 2010
San Jose State Dean Humanizes the Engineering Curriculum
As San Jose State University’s Don Beall Dean of Engineering, Dr. Belle Wei tries educating students broadly to help make them globally informed and socially responsible.

Washington Post
November 25, 2010
For freshmen and parents, a new reality: Home for the holidays isn't what it was
The first long trip home can be a culture shock for students and their parents.

New York Times – The Choice blog
November 24, 2010
Net-Price Calculator: The Latest Buzzword for College-Bound Families
How much will a particular college really cost you and your family? Students applying to universities in the fall of 2011 should have a new tool at their fingertips to approximate the answer.



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