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New York Times
December 8, 2009
A Heads-Up on Russia's Role in Arctic
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations, is quoted.

Washington Post
December 8, 2009
A lonely voice against the Fed now leads a chorus
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School economist Steve Hanke is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
December 8, 2009
Pillow Talk: Buckwheat for Sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott J. Lepre, a clinical associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

The Age (Australia)
December 9, 2009
Twelve dead as attack targets Pakistan spy agency
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story quotes Hasan Askari of SAIS.

Huffington Post
December 7, 2009
Launching New International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine, executive director, International Vaccine Access Center at JHU's School of Public Health, writes about the launch of the
new International Vaccine Access Center.

Forexyard (Reuters)
December 8, 2009
ANALYSIS-Rift widening between Brazil, Argentina
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of SAIS comments in this Reuter analysis.

Washington Post Blogs
December 7, 2009
On Leadership: Karzai's feet to the fire
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, discusses how US forces can nurture leadership among Afghan forces.

Red Orbit
December 7, 2009
H1N1 More Risky Than Seasonal Flu In Children With Sickle Cell Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Infection with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, causes more life-threatening complications than seasonal flu in children with sickle cell
disease, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

WCBD TV (Charleston, SC)
December 8, 2009
More women choose do-it-yourself births
Johns Hopkins angle: Donna Strobino, a professor and deputy chair in the department of maternal and child health at JHU's School of Public Health, was

Gulf News
December 8, 2009
Gestational diabetes may go unnoticed, doctors warn
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Corniche Hospital is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger
December 8, 2009
Anticipation of holiday meals can trigger addiction response
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Medicine studied rats who were allowed to eat high-fat, high-sugar foods either continuously or in binges. The tests
showed changes in the area of the brain that controls food intake. Receptors in the brain associated with pleasure or euphoria were activated when rats were fed the high-fat, high-sugar diet.

Regional Times
December 8, 2009
Pakistani nuclear weapons cannot fall into wrong hands: Top expert
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief says that Naeem Salik, author of "The Genesis of South Asian Nuclear Deterrence - Pakistan's Perspective, spoke at JHU.

Washington Post
December 8, 2009
Which screening tests are best?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that more than 40 percent of routine medical exams rated "D", according to a 2006 JHU study.

Armenia Now
December 8, 2009
Turkish Premier in D.C.: Reiterates “normalization” conditions; says Armenians allowed to live in Turkey because of “bad situation in their country”
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that during a speech at SAIS, the prime minister of Turkey specified territory now held by Karabakh Armenians that
“should be returned” (to Azerbaijan).

Armenian Reporter
December 8, 2009
Erdogan: No timetable for ratification of protocols
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey spoke at Johns Hopkins.

Investigative Voice
December 8, 2009
Where's Sheila? Baltimore Mayor Dixon fails to appear at JHU anniversary celebration
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says Dixon was the guest of honor listed on the printed program for JHU's School of Education's 100th anniversary celebration Monday night at Shriver Hall but failed to appear.

The Virginian Pilot
December 8, 2009
Colleges prepare for December grad ceremonies
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center will speak at commencement ceremonies at Old Dominion University.

Frederick News Post
December 8, 2009
Hood receives gift of $3.5 million, despite recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the Hodson Trust mentioned that Johns Hopkins University is one of four Maryland colleges receiving funds.

December 7, 2009
Study Shows How Stem Cells Win Body's Battle for Survival
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a study led by Erika Matunis of the School of Medicine reveals how stem cells win the battle for survival.

Baltimore Sun
December 8, 2009
Breast cancer patient noted in The Sun dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Sipel, whose battle with breast cancer led her to participate in an experimental vaccine trial at Johns Hopkins that was chronicled in a Baltimore Sun series, died Friday. Leisha Emens of the School of Medicine led the vaccine trial.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast – WYPR-FM
December 7, 2009
Li’l Brokers
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Pat Bernstein, founder of Stocks in the Future, a program developed at the Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Turkish Press
December 8, 2009
Nine dead as attack targets Pakistan spy agency
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Hasan Askari, a visiting professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. (National Public Radio)
December 7, 2009
Greider Gives Nobel Lecture On Telomerase
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog focuses on Carol Greider of the School of Medicine, who gave a Nobel Prize lecture this week in Stockholm with two other scientists with whom she shares this year's prize in physiology or medicine.

Monday Morning (Beirut, Lebanon)
December 8, 2009
Afghanistan : A contentious troop surge
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Hasan Askari, a visiting Pakistani professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. It also quotes former U.S. NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker, now managing director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

December 8, 2009
Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell
This article reports on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research led John J. Strouse, a pediatric hematologist.

United Press International
December 7, 2009
Study: Magazine alcohol ads target youth
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports that researchers at Boston University and JHU have found that alcohol companies are aiming their magazine ads at youth.

The Space Review
Monday, December 7, 2009
Building up a new market for suborbital spaceflight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Larry Paxton of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.


USA Today
December 8, 2009
Chinese college students flocking to U.S. campuses
Last year, 98,510 Chinese graduate and undergraduate students poured into U.S. colleges and universities, lured by China's emphasis on academic achievement and the prestige of U.S. higher education.

New York Times
December 8, 2009
Former Dean Resurfaces, Leaving Scandal Behind
After resigning from M.I.T. in 2007 for lying on her résumé, Marilee Jones has re-emerged as a college admissions consultant.

New York Times
December 8, 2009
Rights and Religion Clash in Court
The Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from a Christian group that had been denied recognition by a public law school for excluding homosexuals and nonbelievers.

Inside Higher Ed
December 8, 2009
Taking Aim at the Supply Side
A new study suggests that a greater proportion of first-time college students at community colleges and non-flagship publics has driven down completion

Washington Post
December 8, 2009
For homeless students, each day is a test
A column about two college students in their 20s and homeless.

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