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Newsweek
August 15, 2009
Americans Marry Too Much
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this story about the state of
American marriage.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2009
A moral obligation?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was co-authored by Ruth Karron of the Bloomberg School of Public Health
and Ruth Faden of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2009
Schools plan for H1N1 outbreak
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that administrators at the university have met weekly over the summer
to discuss H1N1 preparations. Andrew Pekosz of the School of Public Health is quoted.


USA Today
August 16, 2009
Eyeing smaller, faster ear implants
Johns Hopkins angle: John Niparko of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Chicago Tribune
August 16, 2009
Putting pain in perspective
Johns Hopkins angle: Albert Wu of the School of Public Health commented in this article.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2009
Health reform lessons
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, the School of Public Health is conducting a full accounting of
the effectiveness of the Healthy Howard program.

Wausau Daily Herald
August 17, 20909
More trying alternative therapies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Linda Lee, director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine &
Digestive Center.

Computer Weekly
August 17, 2009
When worlds collide – how the moon was born
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of the Applied Physics Lab is quoted.

Quad City Times (Iowa)
August 16, 2009
The state of marriage: For better for worse
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin was quoted.

Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2009
Texting, tweeting can render users present yet absent
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia Wallace, head of online programs at the Center for Talented Youth and the
author of "The Psychology of the Internet" is quoted in this feature story.

Voice of America
August 15, 2009
Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009: For Years, a Trusted TV Newsman
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Ember, an alumnus, remembers newsman Walter Cronkite.

Monterey County Herald
August 15, 2009
Abstinence dilemma
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Baltimore Magazine
August 14, 2009
Mothers of Invention
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about cookbook co-authors Katie Luber and Sara Engram mentioned that the
idea for the book was born when Luber took an entrepreneurship class in 2005 at the university as part of an
MBA program.

Tuscaloosa News
August 15, 2009
In Debate Over Health Policy, Some Words Are Seldom Spoken
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York Times story mentions “Medicine and the Market,” which was published by
the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hollywood Reporter
August 16, 2009
Writing duo has 'Millions' at stake
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, who have been tapped to write the script for
"Brewster's Millions," met while attending Johns Hopkins University.

The Times of India
August 17, 2009
Malaria vaccine may eradicate the disease
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by Nirbhay Kumar of Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute has created a
new vaccine that targets the malaria parasite at a vulnerable point in its development.

Hellenic News of America
August 17, 2009
New Book Details How the U.S. Economy Can Recover
Johns Hopkins angle: Aris Melissaratos, special adviser to the president for enterprise development, has
co-authored a new book titled "Innovation: The Key to Prosperity: Technology & America's Role in the 21st
Century Global Economy."

VOVNews.com (Vietnam)
August 17, 2009
Vietnam shares experiences in economic development
Johns Hopkins angle: James Riedel of SAIS attended a roundtable entitled “Economic Development and Growth
Theories” in Hanoi this month.

New York Daily News
August 17, 2009
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's donations to charity dwarf electoral challenger Bill Thompson's - records
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Bloomberg has been generous to JHU, his alma mater.

Raleigh News and Observer
August 17, 2009
Dear Babs: Is conservatory the right choice for my daughter
Johns Hopkins angle: This advice column offering information about conservatory programs mentions the
Peabody Conservatory.

Jakarta Post
August 17, 2009
Young passions rise for great overtures
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that Stephanie Marcia, a bassoonist, is now studying music at the
Peabody Conservatory.

Carroll County Times
August 18, 2009
Offenders may have to turn in guns
Johns Hopkins angle: A study of abused women by the Center for Gun Policy and Research showed that when the
abuser owned a gun, the risk that he would murder his wife or girlfriend was five times greater than if he
did not own a gun.

Washington Business Journal
August 17, 2009
Hernandez departure paves way for next venture
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Innovative Biosensors founder Joe Hernandez is talking with
Johns Hopkins about licensing potential cancer treatments produced in its labs.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2009
At the fair, a chance to voice a political opinion
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentioned that the Applied Physics Laboratory is building a five-story,
$60 million office structure - the first of a potential three new buildings in a new South Campus.

Genome Web
August 14, 2009
People in the News
Johns Hopkins angle: The Genetics and Public Policy Center said this week that Susannah Baruch and Sara
Katsanis have left the center to pursue new opportunities.

Des Moines Register
August 15, 2009
All's (state) fair in love
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this feature story, Gina Hertz, is a JHU graduate.

Bethany Beach Wave
August 16, 2009
PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Medicine alumna Andrea Mathias has been named deputy health officer of the
Worcester County Health Department.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2009
George M. Brady Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Brady earned a degree from JHU in 1947.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2009
Marjorie Gordon, company president
Johns Hopkins angle: Gordon received a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University.

Philanthropy Journal
August 17, 2009
Vital nonprofit services at risk, report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a report issued by JHU’s Listening Post Project.

Carroll County Times (Md.)
August 16, 2009
Making the ninth-grade leap
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes quotes from Nettie Legters, a researcher at JHU’s Center for
Social Organization of Schools.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
August 16, 2009
Skilled model builder tackles WWI aircraft
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the model aircraft collection of H. Logan Holtgrewe, a urology
professor in the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
August 17, 2009
Indian-origin scientist's malaria vaccine may eradicate the disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Nirbhay Kumar, a professor in the
Bloomberg School of Public Health who is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Viet Nam News
August 15, 2009
Patient relations key to better healthcare
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Emillio Williams, a consultant with Johns Hopkins Medicine
International on healthcare marketing and cultural competency issues.

The Daily Page (Madison, Wis.)
August 14, 2009
The fight against factory farms in Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a 2008 report funded by the Pew Charitable Trust and conducted
by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 16, 2009
No mercury in most children's vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine
Safety at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 16, 2009
Autism group softens stance on vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This article feature includes comments from Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for
Vaccine Safety at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.)
August 14, 2009
Md. wants to give swine flu vaccine to millions
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story includes comments from John Bartlett, an infectious disease
expert and professor in the School of Medicine.

New Scientist (U.K.)
August 14, 2009
Malaria vaccine holds out eradication hope
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Nirbhay Kumar, a professor in the Bloomberg
School of Public Health who is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 16, 2009
16-year-old maestro closes Atlanta Symphony season with aplomb
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Ilyich Rivas, 16, who served as guest conductor for the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will begin his studies next month at the Peabody Institute of Music and in a
training program with the Baltimore Symphony.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Washington Post
August 17, 2009
Rules Trail Raucous Students Off-Campus
For most college students looking to live in or near the District of Columbia, the cheapest option is to
rent a house with a large group of friends, packing in as many people as possible. Living off campus also
frees students from the adult supervision of the dorms, but they quickly learn that their new neighbors have
rules, too -- and enforcement tactics that have been honed on decades of young neighbors. Stuck in the
middle are university officials who want to stick up for the rights of their students but also keep peace
with the neighbors who can have immense influence on zoning requests and construction plans.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17, 2009
On Higher-Education Spending, the White House and Congress Agree, to a Point
Since Democrats control Congress, President Obama has generally gotten his way on education spending. But
lawmakers haven't moved in lockstep with him.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17, 2009
Obama's Plan for NASA Could Change Academic Space Science
As they wait for the president to announce his space-exploration agenda, university researchers disagree
over the desirability of manned missions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17, 2009
The Methodical Madness of Move-In Day
Colleges are working harder to make a great first impression on parents and students with exquisitely
coordinated move-in plans.

Inside Higher Ed
August 17, 2009
Student Aid, California to Cheyenne
A federal study weighs pros and cons of weighting federal financial aid formula to account for differences
in students' cost of living in geographic areas.

Inside Higher Ed
August 17, 2009
More Questions on Rankings
A study of "peer assessment" of U.S. News's graduate and professional rankings suggests benefits for
institutions being large and relying on standardized testing.

Associated Press
August 16, 2009
For-profit colleges' increased lending prompts concerns
Some of the nation's biggest for-profit colleges and vocational schools are boosting enrollment in tough
times by making more loans directly to cash-strapped students, knowing full well many of them probably won't
be able to repay what they borrowed.

Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2009
Md. community colleges riding new wave in higher education
Recent high school graduates as well as older students seeking new careers are flooding into community
colleges.


Washington Post
August 16, 2009
Md. Will Trim Aid For Local Services
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told county officials Saturday to brace for $250 million in cuts in state aid
for local health services, police departments, community colleges and road maintenance to help balance the
state budget.

USA Today
August 15, 2009
Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads
New public, private and college-based programs are targeting a grim and growing market: unemployed college
graduates who can't afford to repay their student loans.

New York Times
August 15, 2009
At Sinclair Community College, Focus Is Jobs
In an unforgiving economy, community colleges provide lifelines not only for laid-off workers in need of a
new career, but for recent high school graduates who find that many types of entry-level jobs now require
additional skills.

New York Times
August 15, 2009
A Hand Up for Students Facing a Mountain of Debt
The biggest problem for consumers of American higher education is that many of them must take on a mountain
of debt to get the degree they want. That intimidating quandary has inspired some unique, though often
unsuccessful, attempts to make student loans more affordable over the years.

Time.com
August 14, 2009
Google and Microsoft: The Battle Over College E-Mail
College students used to complain about dining-hall mystery meat. Their new gripe? Puny e-mail inboxes.
Students have been howling that school e-mail accounts are too small to handle their daily deluge of mail
and attachments. To address that problem, a growing number of colleges and universities are outsourcing
their e-mail.

ChicagoBreakingNews.com
August 13, 2009
Bill Clinton: Make college campuses greener
Former President Bill Clinton spoke about the environment last Thursday in Chicago, offering his reputation,
his folksy wit and his foundation's Rolodex to university and college presidents seeking green technologies
to retrofit their campuses.

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