Category: Wholly Featured

Number of “dropout factories” declines

February 28, 2011 |  by Lisa Watts

Education researchers offer cautious good news. From 2002 to 2008, the number of dropout factories fell from 2,007 to 1,746. What worked?

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Running on empty?

February 28, 2011 |  by Michael Anft

The gains made by public health in the past century may be rolled back as oil becomes more scarce and expensive.

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When humans stampede

December 8, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

The School of Medicine’s Edbert Hsu is studying why crowds get out of control, and what can be done to control the chaos.

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Tanzania turns to the Muppets to help its kids

December 8, 2010 |  by Lisa Watts

Kami and Zobi teach children health, hygiene, and tolerance, with a little help from the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Dina Borzekowski.

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Back to basics for the “division clueless”

December 6, 2010 |  by Lisa Watts

Mathematics professor W. Stephen Wilson says K-12 students are skipping paper-and-pencil math—and heading to college underprepared.

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Crocs, hippos, and the evolution of the brain

September 3, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

How human brains became large enough during the march of evolution to vault our ancestors ahead of chimps and other primates has long been a puzzle. In an attempt to fill in the pieces, scientists have focused on the prehistoric diet.

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First Global MBA class hits town

September 3, 2010 |  by Greg Rienzi

Carey Business School’s ground-breaking program has drawn students from across the world to southern Baltimore. The two-year, full-time program’s new curriculum is interdisciplinary in orientation and emphasis.

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Advancing autism education, near and far

September 3, 2010 |  by Virginia Hughes

Any veteran special education teacher will tell you: There’s no way to predict how a student with autism will fare in the classroom. Danielle Liso at the School of Education works to raise awareness to about the incurable disease.

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Plans to cut carbon dioxide by half

June 2, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

By going green, Davis Bookhart and Lawrence Kilduff aim to cut university emissions by 50 percent by 2025 while saving the institute some green to the tune of $10.3 million per year.

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Reviving the “lost crops” of Africa

June 2, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

By focusing on the nutritional value of native food sources, Johns Hopkins researcher Jane Guyer seeks to fight widespread hunger in Africa.

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