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Washington Post
January 19, 2011
Blended families more common, but the 'step' in 'stepmom' still carries a stigma
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Voice of America
January 19, 2011
Kenya Benefits from $100 million Health Project
Johns Hopkins angle: USAID has awarded $100 million to Jhpiego to launch a partnership between the U.S. and the Kenyan government that will expand health services in both Eastern and Central provinces.

MedIndia (ANI)
January 19, 2011
Minimally Invasive Procedure may Help Reanimate Facial Paralysis, Says Study
Johns Hopkins angle: A procedure involving only one small incision and no major modifications appears helpful in reanimating the lower face after paralysis, says a new study led by Kofi D. Boahene and colleagues at the School of Medicine, according to this ANI story.

OneIndia (ANI)
January 19, 2011
Living near busy roads 'ups asthma risk among teens'
Johns Hopkins angle: Study leader William Checkley was quoted in this ANI piece reporting on a new study out of the School of Public Health that revealed that teenagers who live next to busy roads are at a greater risk of developing allergies and asthma.The study was conducted in Lima, Peru.

Joplin Globe (Mo.)
January 20, 2011
Investors drawn to exploding social media
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this McClatchy-Tribune News Service story is Roger Staiger, an adjunct professor of finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

WashingtonPost.com
January 19, 2011
Missing NC honor student case baffles Md. police
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press story reports that teenager who went missing during a holiday visit with relatives in Baltimore was preparing to apply to Johns Hopkins.

PhysOrg.com
January 19, 2011
Research reveals the biochemical connection between music and emotion
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information from Sharon Levy, who teaches music theory and piano literature at the Peabody Institute.

Mother Jones
January-February 2011 issue
A Pro-Choice Feminist's Worst Nightmare
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a team at Johns Hopkins University reviewed the relevant literature on abortion and mental health and concluded that the highest quality studies suggest "few, if any, differences between women who had abortions and their respective comparison groups," while "studies with the most flawed methodology" found negative effects.

Peoria Journal Star
January 20, 2011
Comedy Spotlight: Jeff Caldwell and Dr. Gonzo
Johns Hopkins angle: Comedian Jeff Caldwell was pursuing a Ph.D. at JHU when he started going to open mike nights.

Bradenton Herald (AP)
January 19, 2011
Johnson returns to AES board after Energy stint
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that Kristina Johnson, former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at JHU, has rejoined the board of directors at AES Corp after a stint as undersecretary at the Department of Energy.

Sierra Sun (Nevada)
January 19, 2011
PMS: It's real – it's treatable
Johns Hopkins angle: Column author Rebecca Gelber is a graduate of the School of Medicine.

Howard County Times
January 20, 2011
Howard County newsmakers
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas McNamara Jr., of Ellicott City, a program area manager of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, was hired as president and chief executive officer of the newly established Virginia Tech Applied Research Corp.

Long Island Leader (NY)
January 19, 2011
He shoots, he scores!
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynbrook High School alumnus Michael Doneger, who was a star lacrosse player at Lynbrook High School and Johns Hopkins and is now known as an actor, screenwriter, videographer and director, is a semifinalist in the Pepsi Max Crash the Super Bowl commercial contest after his entry, “Elevator Girl” — which he wrote, directed and starred in — was judged one of the top five entries among more than 6,000 Pepsi received.

Sparta Independent (NJ)
January 20, 2011
Rev Brown kids qualify for Hopkins program
Johns Hopkins angle: Twenty-one students at Reverend Brown Memorial School, in Sparta, have qualified to enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2011
Nationals give former Oriole Hairston one-year contract
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins freshman Anthony Lordi was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Male Swimmer of the Week and that Johns Hopkins freshman Taylor Kitayama was named the conference's Female Swimmer of the Week.

WBOC-TV (Delaware)
January 19, 2011
Reserves Help Lead Shoremen Past Blue Jays, 71-62
Johns Hopkins angle: Washington College beat JHU 71-62.

Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2011
Towson drops sixth straight, 83-68, to William & Mary
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college basketball item in this column reports that Washington College defeated Johns Hopkins, 71-62.

Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2011
Pearle Fisher
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Pearle Fisher, an illustrator, displayed her works at the School of Medicine’s Turner Gallery and donated a work to the Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 20, 2011
During Howard University Visit, Michelle Obama Urges Students To Study Abroad
She urged students to study abroad and help strengthen the U.S. presence in the global community.

NPR – Morning Edition
January 20, 2011
Curbs On Pathogens Pose Dilemma For Scientists
The World Health Organization is considering whether to destroy the last known samples of smallpox. Valuable specimens of less famous pathogens are quietly being destroyed by researchers who fear legal restrictions on who can work with the microbes. The story quotes scientists from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Bloomberg
January 14, 2011
Harvard, Columbia Applications Rise to All-Time Highs
Harvard received almost 35,000 applications for the next academic year, a 15 percent increase. Applications to Columbia rose 32 percent to a 34,587.

Washington Post – Answer Sheet blog
January 20, 2011
Harvard’s unofficial early admissions process
Harvard University doesn’t have an official early admissions process, but some students still learn before everybody else whether they are being looked on with favor by the admissions folks.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Wired Campus blog
January 18, 2011
Stanford U. Tops New Ranking of Colleges’ Influence via Twitter
Stanford University’s Twitter feed is the most influential among college and university accounts on that microblogging service, according to a new ranking.

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