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Voice of America News
June 17, 2009
Researchers Find No Link Between Defective Gene, Mood Disorder
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about new National Institute of Mental Health research includes
comments from Peter Zandi, a Bloomberg School of Public Health researcher who has been looking for a genetic basis for major depression.

Baltimore Sun
June 18, 2009
Programs encourage male presence in schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Joyce L. Epstein, director of the Center on School, Family, and Community
Partnerships at the Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2009
A city partnership for smarter summers
Johns Hopkins angle: Ron Fairchild, executive director of the National Center for Summer Learning,
wrote this op-ed.

New Kerala (India)
June 18, 2009
Common gastric bypass surgery doubles kidney stone risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new research led by Brian Matlaga, an assistant
professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Christian Science Monitor
June 17, 2009
Alleged spy couple planned to sail 'home' to Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that accused Cuban spy Kendall Myers continued to work as
an adjunct professor at SAIS after retiring from a post at the State Department.

(Channel 13 – Baltimore)
June 17, 2009
Orbiter Built In Md. To Search For Water On Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on the expected launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which
will search for water on the moon, mentions that it includes high power radar built by the Applied Physics Lab. Oliver Barnouin-Jah of APL is quoted.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2009
SMALL BUSINESS: Flexible hours can keep best workers happy
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press story features Steve Rabinowitz, a lecturer with advanced
academic programs at JHU.

Louisville Courier-Journal

June 18, 2009
Get dad to the doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Adjunct SoM professor Marianne J. Legato, author of "Why Men Die First: How to
Lengthen Your Lifespan," is quoted.

The Detroit News
June 18, 2009
Taser use cited in Detroit teen's death
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital say that arrhythmogenic
right ventricular cardiomyopathy accounts for up to one-fifth of sudden cardiac deaths in people younger than 35.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

June 18, 2009
Nerve surgery benefits diabetics with neuropathy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Arnold Lee Dellon of the School of Medicine pioneered
the concept of peripheral nerve surgery to decompress nerves in diabetics.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 17, 2009
Cyber Attackers Strike Johns Hopkins U. Lab
Johns Hopkins angle: APL, engaged in government cybersecurity research, recently suffered its own
Internet attack.

City Paper

June 17, 2009
Love Songs
Johns Hopkins angle: Reviewer lauds a "sparkling new production" of "The Light in the Piazza" at
Theatre Hopkins, saying "director Todd Pearthree evokes the Florentine atmosphere and actress Amy Pierson provides the thrilling soprano to banish all skepticism."

Baltimore Messenger

June 17, 2009
Pearthree and cast help 'Light' shine at Theatre Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Reviewer praises an "appropriately sensitive production" of the "delicate"
musical "The Light in the Piazza" at Theatre Hopkins, saying it "makes a fine case for this 2005 Broadway musical, getting its area premiere here."

The Washington Post

June 18, 2009
Bowie State Hires Dean of Admissions
Johns Hopkins angle: Lonnie R. Morris Jr., who was recently named head of admissions at Bowie State
University, earned master's degree from JHU.

Philadelphia Inquirer

June 17, 2009
Scores protest results of Iran’s election
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a rally in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square to
protest the disputed election results in Iran. One of the protesters interviewed is a woman, who gave only her first name, Arezou, and described herself as an Iranian doctoral student studying biomedical engineering at JHU.

Maryland Daily Record
June 18, 2009
APL suspends Web site
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that the Laurel-based Applied Physics Laboratory took down 
its web site to analyze their computer systems after a cyber attack.

Northwest Herald
June 18, 2009
Keep kids’ minds sharp
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ron Fairchild, executive director of the Johns Hopkins
University Center for Summer Learning.

Darien News-Review
(New Canaan, Conn.)
June 18, 2009
Coast-to-coast bike trip to raise money for research
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Anne Campbell, a Darien resident who is part of a
coast-to-coast fund-raising bicycling trip. Part of the money raised will go to efforts at Johns Hopkins to find a cure for the disease ALS.

Delmarva Now
(Daily Times, Salisbury, Md.)
June 18, 2009
Harris will be PRMC part-timer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Andy Harris, a state senator and an associate
professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine, has taken a part-time position at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

San Jose Mercury News
June 17, 2009
Good Shepherd School student awarded high honors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Charlie Liu, a Good Shepherd School seventh grader,
was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony held by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth. CTY executive director Lea Ybarra is quoted.
June 18, 2009
Kennebunk area honors and recognition
Johns Hopkins angle: Jesse Hamilton of Wells was named to the dean's list for the fall 2008
semester at JHU.

Living In Peru

June 17, 2009
Fiddler virtuoso Hilary Hahn to perform in Peru
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Hahn started studying the violin at Peabody before turning 4 years

Deseret News
June 18, 2009
BYU basketball: Y.'s Rose battling cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes information about cancer from a Johns Hopkins medical Web

Baltimore Sun

June 18, 2009
William H. Bouchelle
Johns Hopkins angle: Bouchelle earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in


New York Times
June 18, 2009
An Immigrant’s Journey to a Top Post at Columbia
Feniosky Peña-Mora, who will become dean of Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and
Applied Science in July, spoke no English when he arrived from the Dominican Republic as a young man.

New York Times
June 18, 2009
Major Military Academies Report Significant Rise in Applicants
The military academies cite aggressive marketing, declining casualties in Iraq and the economic
downturn as factors contributing to the increase in applications.

USA Today
June 18, 2008
Colleges strive to ensure intellectual diversity
Dozens of public and private colleges have taken steps to ensure their students are exposed to a
range of intellectual views on campus, and to ensure that students can freely express their views, says a report being released Thursday.  The non-profit American Council of Trustees and Alumni plans to mail its report, based on a review of more than 200 schools, to more than 9,000 trustees as part of a campaign to "reinvigorate the free exchange of ideas" on campuses.

Baltimore Sun
June 17, 2009
Commission OKs merger of Baltimore Hebrew, Towson universities
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has signed off on the integration of Baltimore Hebrew
University into Towson University, bringing the merger within a vote of becoming reality. Approval by the University of Maryland System Board of Regents on Friday would allow the 90-year-old center of Jewish learning to complete the move to the campus of the larger public university in time for the start of the fall semester.

Chicago Tribune
June 17, 2009
Clout goes to college: Tribune sues U. of I. over admissions list
The Chicago Tribune filed a state lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Illinois demanding the
immediate release of grade-point averages and standardized test scores of the hundreds of college applicants placed on an internal list of well-connected students. The Tribune originally sought the information in April for an ongoing series of stories that described how students whose applications were pushed by public officials or university trustees received preferential treatment by the admissions office despite concerns about some of their qualifications.
June 18, 2009
Harvard making drastic budget cuts
Harvard University, the richest educational institution in the world, is making deep budget cuts
because of an endowment hit hard by the slump, officials say.

Inside Higher Ed
June 18, 2009
Bond Issue(s)
As colleges and universities have been forced to answer more questions about ratings downgrades,
many have downplayed the significance. Doing otherwise, however, could make matters worse.  Given the variables between institutions, however, it’s difficult to paint with a broad brush and say which colleges are potentially most affected by ratings downgrades.

Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2009
Sallie Mae Wins Pact for Student Loans
SLM Corp. won a crucial contract Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Education to service federal
student loans.

Inside Higher Ed

June 18, 2009
Dialing Up Donations
Even the stingiest of alumni are more likely to donate if they're solicited through a personal
phone call, a new study finds.

Johns Hopkins University