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The Guardian (U.K.)
September 15, 2011
Synthetic DNA added to yeast cells, paving way for 'evolution' on demand
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine. Boeke's team replaced DNA in the arm of a yeast chromosome with computer-designed, synthetically produced DNA, paving the way for the on-demand "evolution" of organisms.


New Kerala (ANI)
September 15, 2011
Synthetic yeast to pave way for on-demand 'evolution' of organisms
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that a team led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine has replaced the DNA in the arm of a yeast chromosome with computer-designed, synthetically produced DNA, to pave the way for on-demand “evolution” of organisms.

International Business Times
September 14, 2011
Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes to Evolve on Demand
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine has replaced the DNA in the arm of a yeast chromosome with computer-designed, synthetically produced DNA, to pave the way for on-demand “evolution” of organisms.

New Scientist
September 14, 2011
Synthetic yeast will evolve on command
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine, a team of biologists have built two artificial chromosome arms and have put them to work in living yeast.

Forbes.com
September 14, 2011
Yeast Goes Synthetic
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist John Farrell reports on work by a team led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine, which has replaced the DNA in the arm of a yeast chromosome with computer-designed, synthetically produced DNA, paving the way for on-demand “evolution” of organisms.

Chemistry World
September 14, 2011
Brewing up synthetic yeast
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken the first tentative steps towards a synthetic yeast genome.

Domainb.com
September 15, 2011
A call to arms for synthetic biology
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine, a team has synthesized from scratch a so-called chromosome "arm" - one of the largest DNA molecules ever synthesized, and developed a new method for shuffling an organism's genetic deck.

New York Times
September 15, 2011
Poor Are Still Getting Poorer, but Downturn’s Punch Varies, Census Data Show
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Robert Moffitt, a professor of economics in the Krieger School.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News)
September 14, 2011
Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of ‘Numbers Sense’
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a study led by Krieger School psychologist Melissa Libertus that found that some children are born with a natural “number sense,” while others are not.

Marketplace.org (Public Radio Program)
September 14, 2011
Emerging BRIC countries may save the eurozone
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this radio story is Riordan Roett, directs the Western Hemisphere program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
Count of homeless young people up in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study coauthored by Nan Marie Astone, of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
Conaway loses City Council seat in an upset
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Matthew Crenson, a professor emeritus of political science in the Krieger School.

New York Times
September 14, 2011
Report Finds Improved Performance by Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Peter J. Pronovost, senior vice president for patient safety and quality for Johns Hopkins Medicine. The piece also mentions that Johns Hopkins was among the among the highly regarded hospitals that did not appear on a new list of 405 medical centers that have been the most diligent in following protocols to treat conditions like heart attack and pneumonia.

Huffington Post
September 15, 2011
Just How 'Germy' Is A Kiss?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say that we need not worry too much about a friendly handshake as far as transmission of germs and viruses.

New Kerala (ANI)
September 15, 2011
Soon! Heart pill to replace pacemaker
Johns Hopkins angle: David Kass of the School of Medicine is quoted in this ANI story.

Newstrack India (ANI)
September 15, 2011
Youngest ever dinosaur fossil found in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that paleontologists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have described a fossil, unearthed 14 years ago at College Park, Maryland, as the youngest nodosaur ever discovered. Quoted is David Weishampel of the School of Medicine.

United Press International
September 14, 2011
Tiny dino fossil found, named in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that paleontologists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have described a fossil, unearthed 14 years ago at College Park, Maryland, as the youngest nodosaur ever discovered. Quoted is David Weishampel of the School of Medicine.


Easton Star-Democrat (Md.)
September 15, 2011
Red-tailed hawk euthanized after injury at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reported that a red-tailed hawk that was injured last year when it crashed into a library window at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has been euthanized.

United Press International
September 14, 2011
Injured campus hawk put to sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a red-tailed hawk that was injured last year when it crashed into a library window at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has been euthanized.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
Events for fall at Baltimore colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of upcoming college event mentions that Jerry Springer is the first of seven speakers lined up for JHU’s annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

The Washington Post
September 15, 2011
Cloud Hosting Company FireHost Raises $10 Million
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins University.

Eurasia Review
September 15, 2011
Germany And US: Toward A ‘Special Relationship’? – Analysis
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Hamilton, executive director of the Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations of SAIS.

The Scientist
August 31, 2011
Showcase Your Science
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Mary Spiro, co producer of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology’s video ”Mimicking Collagen.”

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
A drop in pressure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about ways to lower one’s blood pressure states: “Eating a diet in which a quarter of your calories come from lean protein reduces your blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides more than a traditional diet, according Johns Hopkins researchers.”

Navajo Times
September 15, 2011
Begay gala raises $340,000 for scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Notah Begay is “partnering with Johns Hopkins University to find a model that could be highly effective in helping Natives live longer, healthier lives.”

Maryland Daily Record
September 15, 2011
On the Move, 9/15: Henry named managing director of PNC regional asset management group
Johns Hopkins angle: Ellen S. Milles, a vice president and controller for Kennedy Krieger Institute, has been named to board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland. Her past positions include director of financial services at Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corp.

Maryland Daily Record
September 14, 2011
On the move: 9/15/11
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that Erik M. Chick, a Johns Hopkins University graduate, has joined Howard Bank as vice president and relationship manager. The roundup also states that Boaz D. Rosen, M.D., has been added as a physician at Harbor Hospital. He is a board-certified cardiologist who completed a research and clinical fellowship in cardiac imaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital. And Sean Doordan has been promoted to assistant vice president, leasing, of St. John Properties, according to this roundup. Doordan has a master’s of real estate from the Edward St. John Real Estate Program at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 14, 2011
Superblock, East Baltimore demolition projects approved
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned.

Providence Journal
September 15, 2011
Providence lecture series to explore Dorr Rebellion, separation of powers
Johns Hopkins angle: Lecturer Jack P. Greene was a member of the history department at Johns Hopkins University for more than 30 years.

Brainerd Dispatch (Minnesota)
September 14, 2011
Entertainment briefs- Sept. 14
Johns Hopkins angle: A concert preview in this column mentions that David Teie studied with Stephen Kates and Berl Senofsky at the Peabody Conservatory, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees and the Wertheimer Award for cellists.

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2011
Ovechkin to throw out ceremonial first pitch at Friday's Orioles game
Johns Hopkins angle: In this sport digest column, a college football item reports that Johns Hopkins senior linebacker Ryan Piatek was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Salisbury Daily Times (Md.)
September 15, 2011
Roundup: SU field hockey defeats Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Salisbury University’s field hockey team beat JHU 5-0.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
Emil A. 'Buzzy' Budnitz Jr., Hopkins lacrosse player, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary describes Budnitz as “a three-time All-American Blue Jays attackman during the early 1950s who was known as the "Buzz Bomb of Hopkins lacrosse." Quoted in the piece are former Johns Hopkins teammate Bill Tanton and Robert H. "Bob" Smith, retired athletic director at JHU and former lacrosse coach, who played with Mr. Budnitz in 1951 and 1952.

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Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2011
Baltimore developer donates $10 million for high-tech classroom building at College Park
Edward St. John has donated $10 million to the University of Maryland, College Park to help his alma mater build a new high-tech classroom building in the heart of campus.

New York Times
September 15, 2011
Pay for Only 4 Years of College. Guaranteed.
Some private colleges are beginning to offer a four-year degree guarantee: if an incoming student should require an extra year to graduate, the school will pay for it. But read the fine print.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 15, 2011
Along with Increased Test-taking, SAT Sees Drop in Average Scores
The nation’s average SAT scores dropped significantly in 2011 from last year, according to results released Wednesday by the College Board, but experts offered different perspectives on the reasons why.

Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2011
Quick Takes: Research Universities Aim to Strengthen STEM Teaching
The Association of American Universities on Wednesday announced a five-year effort to improve the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Washington Post
September 14, 2011
Military veterans seek help from colleges
Scores of veterans are flocking to college with help from a new G.I. Bill, but many schools are struggling to hire counselors and establish resources to deal with the new students, who have little or nothing in common with their 18-year-old peers.

Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2011
Not Marching in Step
The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" led other elite universities to restore ROTC. Brown is still debating.

Hechinger Report
September 15, 2011
Small Vermont college giving some high schools power to fill seats
Under the program, called Pipelines into Partnerships, Southern Vermont College’s admissions office outsourced much of the responsibility for choosing 17 members of its incoming first-year class to KIPP, the largest charter chain in the country, as well as to a high school in Brooklyn and the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, N.Y.

New York Times
September 15, 2011
Editorial: Help Needed for Student Debtors
There is an important though largely unknown program that helps distressed borrowers by reducing their payments to match their incomes. The Income-Based Repayment plan, begun in 2009 by the Department of Education, calculates monthly payments that are based on the borrower's income and family size. In some cases, borrowers may pay no money - and remain in good standing - until they get back on their feet. Most people have never heard of the program and do not know how to enroll in it.

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