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New York Times
April 19, 2009
Slippery Hitching Posts: Upheaval in an Institution Based on Stability
Johns Hopkins angle: Books of the Times review of “The Marriage-Go-Round,” a new book by Andrew J. Cherlin,
KSAS sociologist.

The Washington Post
April 19, 2009
Making the Case to Get Rid of Tenure
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, Francis Fukuyama, professor of political economy at SAIS,
argues for abolishing tenure.

New York Times
April 19, 2009
The Ponzi Workshop
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary on creative writing programs mentions John Barth of the Writing Seminars in
KSAS as one of "the great mentors associated with the writing program movement."

Business Week Online
April 19, 2009
Silicon Valley Rallies Behind Obama's CTO Pick
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that President Obama’s selection for the nation’s first chief
technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, received a B.A. degree in public health in 1994 from Johns Hopkins.

Government Computer News
April 18, 2009
Obama names Aneesh Chopra CTO
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on President Obama’s selection of Aneesh Chopra, Virginia’s
secretary of technology and a 1994 Johns Hopkins graduate, to serve as the nation’s first chief technology officer.

Red Orbit
April 20, 2009
Chopra Appointed America’s First Technology Advisor
Johns Hopkins angle: Aneesh Chopra earned a degree from JHU.

USA Today
April 19, 2009
What compels female molesters remains largely a mystery
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Fred Berlin of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Hopkins in pilot study on blood transfusion complications
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is one site in a nationwide effort to monitor and track dangerous
reactions to blood transfusions, the first piece of a nationwide "biovigilance" program that is arriving in the United States years later than in most other developed nations.

United Press International
April 19, 2009
Program to track transfusion problems
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that JHU is among a group of U.S. hospitals and medical centers that this week
will begin collectively tracking dangerous reactions to blood transfusions.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Jane Fonda raises funds for ALS center
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on Jane Fonda's benefit performance of 33 Variations to raise money for the
Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

The Wall Street Journal
April 18, 2009
Watching out for prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions prostate cancer studies underway at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2009
Fine collection angers drivers
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Jason Howard, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, who launched a
Facebook group and blog to protest what he and others believe is an unfair Baltimore City practice of assessing $16 monthly late fees for parking tickets, in perpetuity, until the ticket and fines are paid.

Voice of America News
April 18, 2009
Indian Elections Feature Fight Between Youth, Experience
Johns Hopkins angle: The article includes comments from Walter Andersen, an India expert who teaches at
SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Out on their own
Johns Hopkins angle: Recent Johns Hopkins graduate Whitney Shaffer is quoted in a personal finance column
about the financial situation of young adults.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Books in Brief
Johns Hopkins angle: Mini-review of the memoir "Almost Home" by Christine Gleason, former chief of
neonatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2009
Online drug treatment receives praise
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins researchers report that online drug treatment programs can be just as
effective as traditional in-person group counseling, at least in the short term.

Examiner.com
April 19, 2009
Anti-Covance rally to protest abusive animal testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Column notes that Johns Hopkins University has a center devoted solely to developing
and promoting alternatives to animal testing.

New Kerala (India)
April 20, 2009
Drug-combo could prevent pancreatic cancer recurrence
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article refers to research led by Rajesh Kumar, a faculty member at the
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Aktuel Psikoloji (Turkey)
April 20, 2009
Soldiers' Stress: What Doctors Get Wrong about PTSD
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul McHugh of the SoM is mentioned.

The Times of India
April 18, 2009
Single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about new Johns Hopkins research included comments from G. Steven Bova,
assistant professor of pathology in the School of Medicine.

MedIndia.com
April 20, 2009
A Single Cell Source Response for Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Medicine's G. Steven Bova is quoted.

Scientist Live
April 20, 2009
Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor
Johns Hopkins angle: SoM's Akhilesh Pandey has identified an epidermal growth factor receptor aberrantly
active in approximately a third of the 250 human pancreatic cancers studied.

Health Day
April 18, 2009
Research Takes Aim at Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports on research by a Johns Hopkins team led by Akhilesh Pandey, an
associate professor of genetics in the School of Medicine.

Denver Post
April 20, 2009
It's not too late!
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the importance of remaining fit later in life states that research
at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center confirms that modified yoga brings participants improved muscle mass and joint stability, as well as diminished pain and stiffness.

El Paso Times (Texas)
April 20, 2009
Vision Quest: A 7,000-mile journey could change the life of one El Paso teen who hasn't been able to see
since birth.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a new eye treatment in China includes comments from Michael Repka,
a professor of pediatric ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.

Dallas Morning News
April 19, 2009
Dallas hospitals uneasy about organ donations arranged online
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that Johns Hopkins is among medical centers that accept organs from
unrelated altruistic donors.

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
April 19, 2008
Achy Breaky Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: Story said that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital recently published a study
in the New England Journal of Medicine describing a condition similar to that of a heart attack but less severe.

Khaleej Times
April 19, 2009
Mohammed Foundation, Six US Universities Sign MoUs
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation announced that JHU is
among six prominent universities that have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the foundation for its Fellows Programme.

MedIndia.net
April 18, 2009
Maternal Immune Response to Fetal Brain During Pregnancy Could Trigger Autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Harvey Singer of the School of Medicine.

Salon.com
April 20, 2009
Don't have a cow!
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story mentions "Meatless Mondays" recommended by the School of Public Health.

Health Day
April 20, 2009
Doctor-Patient Talks Key to Blacks Getting Cancer Screens
Johns Hopkins angle: The article quotes study author Jean G. Ford, associate professor in the department of
epidemiology at the School of Public Health.

The Times of India
April 20, 2009 
AIDS awareness on wheels
Johns Hopkins angle: The article concerns Gaurav Gaur, 25, an AIDs awareness activitist whose photograph,
displaying the AIDS symbol on his shaven head, was selected by Johns Hopkins for a 2008-year calendar.

Viet Nam News
April 20, 2009
Hospital managers to benefit from annual int’l conference
Johns Hopkins angle: This article previews an upcoming conference in Viet Nam on effective hospital
management; Johns Hopkins Medicine International will participate.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2009
Trash limit meets needs of families
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter to the editor from Johns Hopkins public policy student Megan Brown regarding
Baltimore's switch to once-weekly garbage pickup.

InForum (Fargo, N.D.)
April 20, 2009
Athletes getting a big kick out mixed martial arts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a 2006 Johns Hopkins study of injuries related to mixed martial
arts matches.

Arizona Republic
April 19, 2009
Tutors over 55 reap health benefits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to Johns Hopkins research indicating that adults over 55 years old
who tutor in schools reap mental and physical health benefits.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
Students launch into space studies
April 17, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that engineers Luke Becker and Alan Busbey from APL’s Space
Department visited a local school to help students learn about the solar system.

Malaysian Insider
April 18, 2009
Lightweight US Army armour slow to reach the war zone
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to an assessment of military body armor being conducted under the
leadership of APL.

Washington Times
April 20, 2009
Movers & Shakers
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that CGI Federal Inc. has hired a new vice president,  John
Loonsk, a graduate of Johns Hopkins with a bachelor's degree in natural science.

The Washington Post
April 19, 2009
Johns Hopkins lacrosse victory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article highlights the Blue Jays' 15-7 win over Navy

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Hopkins lacrosse continues win streak over Navy
Johns Hopkins angle: Blue Jays beat Navy, 15-7, in men's lacrosse.

The Washington Times
April 19, 2009
Defensive errors doom Mids
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Saturday’s victory by the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team
over Navy.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
April 19, 2009
Hopkins' hex continues for Navy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Saturday’s victory by the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team
over Navy.

Annapolis Evening Capital
April 18, 2009
Hopkins' mastery of Navy tough to explain
Johns Hopkins angle: Preview of Saturday's match between the Mids and the Blue Jays.

The Washington Post
April 19,2009
Ada Romaine Davis Obit
Johns Hopkins angle: Davis, 79, was a retired professor of nursing at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2009
Baltimore Judge Joseph I. Pines dies at 87
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Joseph I. Pines, a retired Baltimore Circuit Court judge and volunteer
and a 1975 MLA graduate of Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2009
A Maryland pioneer
Johns Hopkins angle: Esther McCready took classes at Peabody.

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