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Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
Food allergies common, growing, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, who was an investigator on a new multicenter study of food allergies.

EMaxHealth.com
October 19, 2010
Food Allergy Affects Nearly 3 Percent of Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

BBC News
October 19, 2010
Scenes of nature 'reduces pain' for cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Johns Hopkins research includes comments from Noah Lechtzin, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Softpedia (Romania)
October 19, 2010
New Horizons Now Closer to Pluto than Earth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that experts at the JHU’s APL have announced that the NASA New Horizons space probe on Sunday passed the halfway mark in the number of days from launch to Pluto encounter.

DoctorsLounge.com
October 18, 2010
Hypertensive Black Children at Higher Risk Than Non-Blacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on new research conducted by Tammy M. Brady, a School of Medicine assistant professor, and colleagues.

NPR.org
October 18, 2010
What's At Stake In The South China Sea
Johns Hopkins angle: This National Public Radio interview is with Marvin Ott, a scholar at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 15, 2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new research led by Stephen M. Bowman, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

HealthDay News
October 18, 2010
Surgery on Wrong Patients, Surgical Sites Persists, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Martin A. Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery, who authored of a journal editorial on this topic.

FoxNews.com
October 19, 2010
Surgery on the Wrong Patient? It's Still a Problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Martin A. Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Canadian Business Online
October 19, 2010
Colorado study finds that despite rules, surgical mistakes still happening
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Martin A. Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
Weekend musical pleasures: Concert Artists of Baltimore, Emerson Quartet
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog mentions a weekend performance that launched the 45th season of the Shriver Hall Concert Series and a separate Gordon Center concert that featured Ann Schein, a veteran pianist and former Peabody faculty member.

Science News
October 23, 2010 issue
Tiny tools aren’t toys
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on tiny enzyme-based machinery could have medical applications. Lead researcher David Gracias, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the Whiting School, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2010
Teenage conductor Ilyich Rivas makes impressive subscription concert debut with BSO
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that Rivas is in his second year with the Baltimore Symphony, as recipient of the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
Resurrection rock
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of  Michael Pomory mentions that he talked his way into classes at Peabody Preparatory.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2010
Terps women get commitment from Paint Branch's Moseley
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports digest column reports that Johns Hopkins junior Carly Bianco was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

The Mercury (Pottstown, pa.)
October 17, 2010
Ursinus remains unbeaten, denies reigning champ Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Ursinus College Bears football team beat defending Centennial Conference champion Johns Hopkins, 26-17.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010
Jerome P. Bukovsky Jr., Bethlehem Steel executive, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Bukovsky attended JHU for eight years, earning a bachelor's and master's degree in arts and sciences, and a Master's degree in business administration.


Higher Education News


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 19, 2010
White House Initiative Spearheads Summit on Latino Academic Excellence
Education leaders gathered in Washington to strategize about ways to increase education access for Hispanic-Americans and to help reach President Obama’s goal to significantly increase college graduation rates by 2020.

Inside Higher Ed
October 19, 2010
Brand New Dilemma
Many colleges now see branding campaigns as a competitive necessity, but it's a tricky task that seems invariably to invite critics.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 19, 2010
4 Very Different Futures Are Imagined for Research Libraries
Will research entrepreneurs drive the research agenda in 2030? Or will information be ubiquitous and of little value? Librarians consider the possibilities.

Washington Post
October 19, 2010
The nerd turns: A cappella singers suddenly the popular kids on campus
A cappella is enjoying an explosion on campuses, with new groups popping up every year, national competitions and, for the first time in about half  century, a high profile in the popular culture.

New York Times
October 19, 2010
Students in England Brace for the Possible Arrival of Hefty Tuition Fees
Cuts of between 25 percent and 40 percent in public spending on universities are expected from the government's plan for tackling Britain's gaping deficit.

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