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New York Times
December 29, 2009
Aviation Injuries, Aloft and on the Ground
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan P. Baker of the School of Public Health is quoted in this story.

National Public Radio
December 29, 2009
Morning Edition: Iranian Protesters 'Stand Up For Their Rights'
Johns Hopkins angle: The Iranian government has responded to violent street clashes by making hundreds of arrests. Those in detention include former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi, whose son — Youseph Yazdi -- is director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Homewood.

National Public Radio
December 29, 2009
From Iran: 'They're Taking Me'; Last Words As Former Minister Is Arrested
Johns Hopkins angle: This National Public Radio blog says that Youseph Yazdi, director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Homewood, spoke to Steve Inskeep about this week's arrest (in Iran) of his father, former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi.

NYTimes.com (Associated Press)
December 28, 2009
Pressure Rises to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP story mentions research by Ellen Silbergeld of the School of Public Health into the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

MedIndia.com
December 29, 2009
Controller of Brain Circuitry Discovered by Johns Hopkins Scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by David Ginty of the School of Medicine has been able to see how a mammal's brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits by combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 28, 2009
Manufacturer says full body scanners at airports are a valuable tool in fighting terror
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about controversial full body security scanners mentions that technology is independently tested by laboratories such as Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

UPI Asia
December 29, 2009
No political progress in Burma
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story notes that Chris Beyrer of the School of Public Health and his colleagues carried out field investigations in Burma in 2005 and 2006, and researched the medical and policy literature on HIV, TB, malaria and avian flu in Burma.

Discovery News
December 29, 2009
New Horizons Crosses Halfway Point To Pluto
Johns Hopkins angle: This science feature focuses on the New Horizons spacecraft’s voyage to Pluto, a mission being managed by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
December 29, 2009
4 E. Baltimore schools get social services grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Atlantic Philanthropies chose the city because it was excited by the opportunity to put the program in a neighborhood undergoing redevelopment with the support of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado)
December 29, 2009
Opportunity knocks; dropouts don't answer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study by Johns Hopkins University, in which Pueblo City Schools was one of five Colorado school districts to participate, counted more than 15,500 students who dropped out of state high schools in the 2007-08 school year.

The Standard
December 29, 2009
Caffeine fix
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the work of Daniel Evatt, a research fellow at the School of Medicine.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
December 28, 2009
JHU to offer tech commercialization program in Montgomery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU’s Carey Business School will launch a technology commercialization and entrepreneurship program at the university’s Montgomery County campus in Rockville. Elaine Amir, executive director of the campus, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
December 28, 2009
Baltimore neighborhood’s future tied to new school
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the sprawling, $1.8-billion EBDI redevelopment project, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is just north of the development project.

Maryland Daily Record
December 28, 2009
Inside this box is a medical miracle
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego (pronounced ja-pie-go), an international nonprofit health organization associated with JHU, is working to save the lives of women in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa through a visual inspection of the cervix that consists of vinegar, cotton swabs and a flashlight, according to this blog.

The Inquisitr
December 29, 2009
Researchers Find First TB Case With Resistance to Frontline Drug Rifampin
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News story reports that a frontline drug against tuberculosis is not effective against a new strain of antibiotic-resistant TB, according to researchers at the School of Public Health, working with colleagues at Chongqing Pulmonary Hospital, Lanzhou University and Fudan University in China. Ying Zhang of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
December 29, 2009
Persistent pursuits
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the research of Carlos Pardo of the School of Medicine.

The Business Standard
December 29, 2009
Arvind Subramanian: The Triumph of Economics
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Subramanian, a senior fellow at SAIS.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
December 29, 2009
Selenium supplements unnecessary, possibly harmful ask Dr. H. Mitchell Hecht
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Hecht says that public health experts at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health point out that 99 percent of the U.S. population has blood selenium levels that are more than 95 ng/ml, a level beyond which additional selenium cannot exert any further antioxidant effects.

Thanhnien News (Vietnam)
December 29, 2009
Vietnamese-American scientist wins US president’s award
Johns Hopkins angle: Vicky Thao D. Nguyen, a 33-year-old lecturer and researcher in biomechanics at the Whiting School of Engineering, received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers at a recent White House ceremony.

Cancernetwork.com
December 28, 2009
Vaccines plus screening could end cervical cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard Roden of the School of Medicine discussed the benefits and drawbacks of HPV vaccines at a recent session on female malignancies in Florida.

Asian Week
December 28, 2009
UC Hastings Names Frank H. Wu New Chancellor and Dean
Johns Hopkins angle: Wu has taught undergraduates at JHU, according to this story.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
December 28, 2009
Clear Spring students win Youth Meritorious Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Henesy has qualified to participate in the Johns Hopkins Talent Search because of his high scores on the Maryland School Assessment.

Toronto Star (Canada)
December 28, 2009
Toronto Rock busy on NLL draft day
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story about the National Lacrosse League entry draft mentions that the San Jose Stealth team drafted two former JHU lacrosse team standouts: Paul Rabil and Kevin Huntley.

Baltimore Sun
December 29, 2009
W. Robert Higgins, university president (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Higgins pursued post-graduate studies at Johns Hopkins in the 1970s.

Baltimore Sun
December 29, 2009
John W. Hardwicke (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Hardwicke taught business law at Johns Hopkins for many years.

Maryland Daily Record
December 28, 2009
John W. Hardwicke Sr.,(obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland's first chief administrative law judge taught at Johns Hopkins University.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
December 29, 2009
Missing in Action at the MLA: Today's Teachers of Today's Students
Attending the Modern Languages Association convention is not just about interviewing for jobs or having nightcaps with friends. It's a way to plug into new scholarship in one's field and make connections, professional and intellectual, that propel teachers and scholars forward.

Baltimore Sun
December 28, 2009
Yiddish takes another blow
At the University of Maryland, which has stood alongside Harvard and Columbia as one of the nation's few schools to consistently offer instruction in the Germanic tongue, the recent announcement that the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies would be dropping it in the fall shocked area enthusiasts.

New York Times
December 28, 2009
For One Student, the Cost of College Forces a Painful Decision
In this blog, a California teenager describes her decision to withdraw from the University of New Haven because of the cost.

Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2009
Restoring an educational gem's luster
Cuts are fast eroding California's once-vaunted system of public colleges and universities. Judicious change can address new realities while affirming the enduring goals of the state's master plan, this editorial states.



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