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2006 Press News Archive

Diane Rehm hosts E.O. Wilson

On 27 April 2006, Edward O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, revered biologist and author of Nature Revealed, was the guest during the second hour of the Diane Rehm Show. Listen to the archive show from WAMU online.

Women Under the Influence on CBS News

Women Under the Influence in the news!
Joseph A. Califano, Jr., founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) and former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, appeared on the 6 April broadcast of the CBS Early Show to discuss the new book Women Under the Influence. The interview offered an in-depth look at substance abuse among girls and women. An archive broadcast is available online at CBS News.
Susan Foster appeared on the 21 April NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to discuss the rise of substance abuse in women and the book Women Under the Influence. The archive program is available from PBS.

JHUP author wins National Outdoor Book Award

Jame's Spotila's Sea Turtles has won the National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature and Environment category. These awards honor the best in outdoor writing and publishing. Read more about this prestigious award and other 2005 recipiants at the NOBA website.

Author wins South African accolades

South Africa's premier accolade for achievement by women went to Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, author of The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone. She was named the Shoprite Checkers / SABC 2 Woman of the Year 2005 as well as the winner of the Science and Technology category of the Award. One judge stated, "(Chinsamy-Turan) is an international star. She has put South Africa on the global map with her outstanding level of work, and as someone who has made a valuable difference in the field of Science and Technology, she is an inspiration to the young women of our country. As a published palaeobiologist, Professor Chinsamy-Turan is making a huge contribution in a subject that is important to the development of our country by taking science to the people." For more details on the award and rebroadcast of the ceremony visit Shoprite online.

Understanding Katrina

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Social Science Research Council has organized an enlightened web forum addressing many of the issues that this disaster has brought to the surface. Matthew Mulcahy, author of the just released Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783, participates in the forum with the online article Hurricanes, Poverty, and Vulnerability: An Historical Perspective. Read this and other view points on the crisis at Understanding Katrina.

Grisham funds Katrina survivors

John and Renee Grisham, whose Oakwood Arts and Sciences Charitable Trust has supported many JHUP books, have established a fund to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. To find out more and help support their efforts, please visit the Grisham's Rebuild the Coast Fund webpage.

WWCP director released from confinement

2005 marks the 50th year since the death of Emmett Till, whose racially charged murder helped spark the Civil Rights Movement. The U.S. Justice Department has recently reopened the probe into his murder and a new documentary film recounts the story. And for more background on this tragic case, check out JHUP's book A Death in the Delta by Stephen J. Whitfield, which has been called "A brilliant piece of work-the definitive book on the Till case."