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PressTV
Less-educated Americans give up religion
August 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School sociology professor who was co-author of a study on education levels and church attendance.

MSNBC.com
August 21, 2011
Who is going to church? Not who you think, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin was a co-author of this study.

The Washington Post
August 21, 2011
U.S. scholars say their book on China led to travel ban
Johns Hopkins angle: A book that was organized and edited by S. Frederick Starr, a Central Asia scholar at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is discussed in this article .

Baltimore Sun
August 21, 2011
Doctors look for best ways to treat chronic wounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center won a $475,000 grant to conduct a study to determine the best care for chronic wounds. Quoted is study co-leader Gerald Lazarus, founder of the Wound Center and a professor of dermatology and medicine at Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2011
BioMarker Strategies, Baltimore biotech startup, files for $4M capital raise
Johns Hopkins angle: Baltimore biotech startup BioMarker Strategies, which is based over at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in East Baltimore, filed notice with the SEC that it's intending to raise $4 million in equity financing, this technology blog post states.

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2011
U.N. ploy could benefit Israel
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science at The Johns Hopkins University.

Newsobserver.com
Charting brain growth in humans and chimps
August 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Melissa Libertus, a Krieger School psychologist at Johns Hopkins University, who studied "number sense," an intuition, in young children.

UPI.com
August 22, 2011
Boeing shows UAS swarm technology
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned in this wire story.

U.S. News and World Report (HealthDay)
August 19, 2011
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Michael J. Blaha, a cardiology fellow at the School of Medicine, and co-investigator Roger Blumenthal, director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at The Johns Hopkins University.

MedIndia
August 20, 2011
Coronary Calcium Is a Better Predictor of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Michael J. Blaha, a cardiology fellow at the School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

CNN.com
August 19, 2011
The 'heart attack proof' diet?
Johns Hopkins angle: Erin Michos, a cardiologist at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at The Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

The Washington Post
August 19, 2011
Updating ‘Borden’s Dream’: Making the most of the new Walter Reed
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daily Record
August 19, 2011
Real Estate Weekly – 8/19/11: Dunkin’ Donuts planned in Annapolis historic district
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that Johns Hopkins Community Physicians leased 7,755 square feet of space at 17001 Science Drive, a 30,450-square-foot building at the Maryland Science and Technology Center @ Melford in Bowie, owned by Baltimore-based St. John Properties Inc. JHCP, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is expected to occupy the space in late November.

Tampabay.com
August 21, 2011
All Children's Hospital's collaboration with Johns Hopkins taking shape
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the new partnership between Johns Hopkins and All Children's Hospital in Florida.

WTOP
August 19, 2011
Man convicted of killing Johns Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on a man's conviction in the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Maryland Daily Record
August 21, 2011
Baltimore County janitor wins $537K verdict
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Hopkins Bayview Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Ronald P. Byank.

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.)
August 22, 2011
Renowned guitarists swing 20th jazz festival in Waynesboro
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert review states that guitarist Paul Bollenback teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

Palm Beach Post (Blog)
August 21, 2011
LeBron: Week after Finals was worst of my life
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog Q&A with NBA star LeBron James is posted by Ethan J. Skolnick, a Johns Hopkins University graduate, now a sports writer.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2011
Nathan Krasnopoler, Johns Hopkins University student, dies at 20
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Johns Hopkins undergraduate Nathan Krasnopoler includes an excerpt from a eulogy delivered by Edward R. Scheinerman, a professor in JHU’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics who is also vice dean of engineering education at the Whiting School.

Baltimore Sun
August 21, 2011
Darthea Redding Kerr
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Darthea Redding Kerr, a soprano vocalist who worked as executive assistant to the National Symphony Orchestra and personnel manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, mentions that she studied at the Peabody Institute.

Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2011
Paul Meier dies at 87; influential statistician
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Paul Meier spent five years at The Johns Hopkins University, where he became an associate professor after beginning as a biostatistics research associate.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2011
Terence Kennedy, financial consultant, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Terence Kennedy in 1973 was named vice president of what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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The New York Times
August 21, 2011
The Hidden Costs of Higher Ed
Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will be heading off to college, and despite the promise of need-blind admissions, more of them than ever will be struggling to pay for it. It’s not just the economy’s fault: even as they publicize lavish financial aid packages, colleges and universities are making it harder for average American families to afford higher education, while making it easier for the wealthy.

Inside Higher Ed
Who Applies (and Gets In)
Black and Latino applicants with academic credentials equal to white applicants are more likely to apply to and enroll in selective colleges, a study finds.

Hartford Courant
August 22, 2011
Valuing A Liberal Arts Education In A Jobs-Focused World
In a world overloaded with media and information, students need critical thinking and writing skills more than ever. The problem is that things really have changed dramatically since the high water mark for liberal arts education in the 1960s.

TIME Magazine
August 22, 2011
The Tarnished State of California's Golden College System
Over the years, hundreds of educational leaders from other states and countries have approached California State University chancellor Charles Reed for advice on how to build a successful system of higher education. These days, fewer people are asking him. That's because as the state continues to strip its schools' budgets, it's seen as less of a role model for how to use education to build a strong economy.

Inside Higher Ed
August 22, 2011
Sociology Job Market Improves
In 2010, the number of assistant professor and open rank positions listed in sociology increased by 32 percent, suggesting the start of a recovery in what has been a troubled job market, according to a report released Saturday by the American Sociological Association.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 22, 2011
Report: Lack of College Completion Could Cost States Billions
Recent studies on the value of a college education have focused almost primarily on its benefits for students. But new research suggests that finishing college can provide a much-needed boost to states as well.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 20, 2011
Career Tracks for Minority Sociologists Are Found to Be Closely Linked With Mentors' Race
A National Science Foundation fellowship program intended to expand the ranks of minority sociologists is succeeding in its goal of promoting scholarship on race and ethnicity, but it is faring much less well in getting minority graduate students on what is widely regarded as their ideal career track.

USA Today (Associated Press)
August 20, 2011
More colleges offer organic, sustainable ag courses
With a bachelor's degree in organic agriculture already under her belt, Misha Manuchehri, a Washington State University graduate student plans to continue her studies in crop science and ultimately find work in sustainable agriculture. Plenty of others are doing the same at dozens of universities that now offer courses, certificates or degree programs focused on organic and sustainable agriculture.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 21, 2011
U. of South Carolina Suspends Fraternity Rush
The University of South Carolina halted fraternity recruitment last week following reports of alcohol violations committed by six chapters. The blanket suspension, which administrators described as unprecedented, suspended the rush process for all 18 participating fraternities, hours before they were to offer bids to prospective members.

Johns Hopkins University