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New York Times
May 18, 2011
Census: Divorces Decline but 7-Year Itch Persists
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2011
Number of long-lasting marriages in U.S. has risen, Census Bureau reports
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist who studies families, is quoted.

NPR
May 19, 2011
Giffords 'Recovering Well' After Skull Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Henry Brem, neurosurgeon-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this story.

Radio Free Asia
May 19, 2011
Tussle Over IMF Succession
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that “China’s top official at the IMF, Zhu Min, a Johns Hopkins-and-Princeton-trained economist, is a ‘possible candidate’ to replace” IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

China Daily
May 19, 2011
Chinese economist to replace Strauss-Kahn?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Zhu Min holds a PhD and an MA in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Investor’s Business Daily
May 19, 2011
China candidates enter IMF leadership race
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Zhu Min holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun Magazine
May 19, 2011
Grayson Gilbert's divine strength
Johns Hopkins angle: This magazine feature profiles Grayson Gilbert, who was diagnosed in 1996 with cancer at age six and was the subject of an ionic photo at the feet of the sculpture of Jesus at Johns Hopkins Hospital. This update article describes his remarkable recovery and quotes several of the Johns Hopkins physicians who have treated him.

Salon
May 18, 2011
The real reasons priests abuse
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a Q & A with Fred Berlin, director of the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
May 18, 2011
A Blood Test Offers Clues to Longevity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Carol Grieder, a School of Medicine molecular biologist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 2009.

Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2011
High doses of Alzheimer's drug Aricept should be banned, Public Citizen says
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a petition, co-signed by Thomas Finucane, a School of Medicine professor of geriatric medicine, asking the FDA to ban high doses of Alzheimer's drug Aricept.

MSNBC
May 18, 2011
Good news for graduating germaphobes
Johns Hopkins angle: David Bishai, a professor in the department of population, family, and reproductive health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led a study which found that s you shake hands with a school official when receiving your diploma, you can do so with little fear of picking up any harmful bacteria in the process.

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2011
More young women may be suffering from gall bladder disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this medical feature is Anthony N. Kalloo, a School of Medicine professor of gastroenterology.

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2011
Robotic surgery's benefits not yet proven
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on new Johns Hopkins research indicating that hospitals may be misleading their patients about the superiority of robotic surgery over conventional surgery. Study leader Marty Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2011
Treating thoracic outlet syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of Wednesday’s online chat conducted with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

New Haven Register
May 19, 2011
Relief in sight for chronic itching, Yale researchers say
Johns Hopkins angle: A team co-led by Xinzhong Dong, associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have identified a grouping of amino acids, called a peptide, that may be linked to chronic itching.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 18, 2011
Hopkins adds Inova to research partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Baltimore Afro American
May 18, 2011
Study at Howard University and Other Institutions Leads to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia
Johns Hopkins angle: Clinical trials conducted at Howard University College of Medicine as well as Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and 11 other medical institutions across the nation have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces pain, inflammation and hospitalization time and eases other symptoms in young children suffering from sickle cell anemia.

Windsor Star (Canada)
May 19, 2011
Heartburn is a headache
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about heartburn mentions that a report from Johns Hopkins University says that every year 113 million Americans take proton pump inhibitors.

Gazette (Maryland)
May 19, 2011
Award-winning educator looks for lessons in everyday life
Johns Hopkins angle: Frederick County Teacher of the Year, Andrea Maruskin, earned a master’s degree in science and math education at JHU.

Frederick News-Post
May 19, 2011
Downtown Piano Works hosts Fine Artist Concert Series
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews a concert that will feature pianist Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, both Peabody Institute faculty members, and Alon Goldstein, who studied with Leon Fleisher.

Monterey County Weekly (California)
May 19, 2011
Award-winning Irene Kim scales the keys with precision and joy.
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that pianist Irene Kim is currently working on a doctorate of musical arts at the Peabody Conservatory.

Greater Annapolis Patch
May 19, 2011
Annapolis High Chorale Teacher Takes Her Final Bow
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that long-time Annapolis area music teacher Betsy Kraning attended the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory as a youth.

Aviation Week
May 19, 2011
Scientists Seek Independent Testing For TSA Body Scanners
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Pro Publica Inc. says that “five University of California San Francisco professors, and another from Arizona State University, in an April 28 letter to White House science adviser John Holdren argue that the TSA-sponsored tests at Johns Hopkins University were flawed.”

Asbarez Armenian News
May 19, 2011
Ambassador Markarian to Host Dinner For ANCA’s Armenian Cause 2.0
Johns Hopkins angle: Ambassador Tatoul Markarian holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from SAIS.

Stabroek News (Guyana)
May 19, 2011
Jennifer Nero appointed first female WICB Director
Johns Hopkins angle: Nero Nero graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a MBA Degree in Information Technology.

Mysinchew.com (Malaysia)
May 19, 2011
US companies to invest US$6bn in Malaysia: Najib
Johns Hopkins angle: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will visit SAIS today, according to this Bernama story.

Around Osceola (Florida)
May 18, 2011
Foulke to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Harmony High football player Brad Foulke will play football at Johns Hopkins next fall.

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2011
Bernard Carter Boykin, businessman, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Boykin earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1954.

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New York Times
May 19, 2011
Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling
Evidence is emerging that the damage wrought by the sour economy is more widespread than just a few careers led astray or postponed. Even for college graduates — the people who were most protected from the slings and arrows of recession — the outlook is rather bleak.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
May 19, 2011
Poll Finds Recent College Graduates Hit by Recession
A new survey of college graduates from the last five years finds that the Great Recession has hit them hard, forcing them into low-paying jobs, often unrelated to their educations.

NPR – Morning Edition
May 19, 2011
Hard Financial Lessons Learned In College
Many struggling families have kids in college, and they're making tough choices about whether to borrow money to pay for school. That has college kids learning to keep a strict budget to avoid falling into too much debt.

Times Higher Education (U.K.)
May 19, 2011
Forces of attraction: what students want from the US sector
The College Decision Impact Survey of high-school students in the U.S. is attempting to identify the factors that carry the greatest weight in university or college choices, with surprising results. Now in its third year, the poll poses questions on topics as diverse as the state of the economy, social media and sporting facilities.

Bloomberg News
May 19, 2011
For-Profit Colleges Fail to Put Words in Mouths of Lawmakers
For-profit colleges are clashing with minority lawmakers and advocacy groups over student-aid rules that the Obama administration has proposed to keep poor students out of debt. While the colleges say they give black and Hispanic students access to higher education, most minority lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to let the rules go forward in February’s budget negotiations.

Inside Higher Ed
May 19, 2011
Decline of 'Western Civ'?
A report finds that few colleges require what was once a standard part of the curriculum. Many historians aren't worried.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 18, 2011
In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants Can Be a Plus for Both States and Students
States that allow illegal immigrants to pay the lower rate see higher college-going rates, lower dropout rates, and a possible financial benefit, too, researchers say.

Yahoo News (U.S. News & World Report)
May 17, 2011
10 Most Popular Medical Schools
The University of Kansas Medical Center is the nation's most popular medical school, according to an analysis of yield data by U.S. News. Of the top 10 most popular medical schools, only one--the University of Washington School of Medicine--placed in the top 10 of U.S. News's rankings of medical school research programs.

Inside Higher Ed
May 19, 2011
No Letup in British Tuition Turmoil
Minister's off-the-cuff comments about student access provoke "knee-jerk" responses, and together they threaten reasonable debate over public policy.


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