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New York Times
December 21, 2009
Lincoln Gordon Dies at 96; Educator and Ambassador to Brazil
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Gordon was president of Johns Hopkins University from 1967 to 1971.

Baltimore Sun
December 21, 2009
Turning East Baltimore neighborhood around isn't easy
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the biotech park development. Sally MacConnell, vice president for
facilities for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and an original member of the EBDI board of
directors, is quoted.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2009
Best business leader of 2009?
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is quoted in this blog,
"On Leadership."

Technology Review (MIT)
January/February 2010 issue
Human Needs, Technological Solutions
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the magazine is by Harold P. Lehmann, an associate professor who
teaches informatics at the School of Medicine.

BBC News Online (U.K.)
December 19, 2009
'Boat' could explore Saturn moon
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ralph Lorenz, a researcher at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

American Medical News
December 21, 2009
Smartphones becoming clinical tools
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Asim Choudhri, a School of Medicine radiologist who presented
findings from a study he conducted on using a mobile version of the medical image viewing software OsiriX
and an iPhone to diagnose appendicitis.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 20, 2009
In 'Wrong Place, Wrong Time,' John A. Rich suggests a path from violence to healing
Johns Hopkins angle: This column focuses on a book published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

ADVANCE for Nurses
December 16, 2009
Global Nursing
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego is featured, and Leslie Mancuso, its chief executive officer, is quoted.

Women’s E-News
December 20, 2009
South Asians Confront AIDS Among Monogamous Women
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Robert Bollinger, a School of Medicine professor
of infectious diseases who is associated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education.

National Review Online
December 21, 2009
Spies in Plain Sight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on convicted spy Kendall Myers, who taught part-time at JHU’s
School of Advanced International Studies, where he had earned his doctorate. David P. Calleo, director of
European studies at the school, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 19, 2009
Shea new president, CEO of EBDI; board chairman quits
Johns Hopkins angle: EBDI is overseeing redevelopment of 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins Medical
Institutions as a $1.8 billion community with housing, shops, offices, life science facilities, a school
and a rail station.

Maryland Daily Record
December 18, 2009
Shea named head of East Baltimore Development Inc.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
December 19, 2009
Autism found in nearly 1% of children
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Li-Ching Lee, a psychiatric epidemiologist at the Bloomberg School of Public
Health, who gathered the Maryland data for the CDC report described in the story.

Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2009
Anthologies break new ground
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that poetry by Greg Williamson of the Krieger School's Writing Seminars is
included in "The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets."

Des Moines Register (Iowa)
December 20, 2009
Much progress made, but many challenges face a post-genocide Rwanda
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a speech that John Rucyahana, an Anglican bishop and author
of "The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amid a Pile of Bones,” made this fall at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Indianapolis Star
December 21, 2009
Book review: 'Fading Echoes'
Johns Hopkins angle: This book is about two football players who grew up in Bucks County, Pa. One is Colby
Umbrell, who played football and graduated from JHU in 2004 and was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq three
years later.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 20, 2009
Vandergrift embodies trend toward small-town renewal
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Eric J. Abrahamson, a JHU fellow who is studying rural life in the
Black Hills of South Dakota.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2009
In Iran, nuclear issue is also a medical one
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mohsen Saghari, an internist who studied at Johns Hopkins
University.

The Cap Times (Madison, Wis.)
December 20, 2009
Jim Goodman: Death of real health reform hard blow to rural citizens
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist refers to “findings of Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine
that Medicare beneficiaries are overwhelmingly satisfied with their coverage and Medicare is very efficient
by any objective means.”

Jazz Police
December 20, 2009
Paul Renz Quintet Celebrates New CD at Brit’s Pub, December 20th
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that bassist Eric Graham holds a master's degree in music
composition from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

GuruFocus.com – Stock Market Insights
December 20, 2009
On the Effects of Chinese Inflation
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is by David J. Merkel, chief economist and director of research of
Finacorp Securities, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from JHU.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
December 21, 2009
Creating never stops for organist
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that William Sprigg, retired chairman of the music department of
Hood College, studied music at JHU.

Daily Sound (Santa Barbara , Calif.)
December 19, 2009
Cottage Hospital appoints new chief medical officer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Steven Linn, who was named chief medical officer and vice
president of medical affairs for Cottage Health System, holds a medical degree from JHU.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2009
Lester R. Wall (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Lester Wall, a retired mechanical engineer, worked for JHU's
Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2009
Raymond K. Hebden, aircraft inspector
Johns Hopkins angle: Hebden's wife of 55 years, the former Lynn Taylor, a retired Peabody Conservatory
instructor, is quoted.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
December 19, 2009
Boola Boola, Boola Boola: Yale Says Yes, 4 Times
For the first time in anyone’s memory, Yale offered admission to quadruplets under its early-admission
program, but whether any one of the siblings winds up there remains an open question.

Associated Press
December 21, 2009
Pittsburgh mayor, universities reach tax deal
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has reached a deal with university leaders that averts the need to impose a
first-of-its-kind tax on college tuition. Ravenstahl and university leaders will announce the details
today.

Baltimore Sun
December 19, 2009
Roger N. Casey named new president of McDaniel College
The 48-year-old is now provost of Rollins College in Florida.

Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Pa.)
December 20, 2009
With boys and girls, Civil Rights Commission fails - Column
Will our society be better off with women outpacing men in education and income? Or might it be better to
address the flagging achievement of boys in our school system?

Washington Post
December 21, 2009
Completing the college years – Editorial
It's nothing short of a breakthrough that leaders of half the country's public colleges have embarked on an
initiative to close racial and socioeconomic gaps in enrollment and graduation.

Inside Higher Ed
December 21, 2009
Boosting Math Standards
Public college systems in Maryland, Kentucky and New York increase admissions requirements for
credit-bearing courses in math, a subject in which many entering college students are ill prepared.

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