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March 17, 2009
School reform praise
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a report by CSOS researchers that cited Kentucky as one of several states that stand out for increasing high-school graduation rates.

Lincoln Journal-Star
March 14, 2009
Study: Nebraska high school grad rate among nation’s highest
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Maushard, communications director for the Everyone Graduates Center at CSOS, is quoted.

Education Week
March 16, 2009
Graduation Rate
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at CSOS.

New Straits Times (Malaysia)
March 17, 2009
SHARIFAH HAPSAH SHAHABUDIN: Nurturing the gifted and talented
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about a program for gifted children mentions that its camp and the training of facilitators are conducted in collaboration with the Center for Talented Youths at JHU.

The Daily Record
March 16, 2009
Downtown bright spot: Big lease at 250 W. Pratt St.
Johns Hopkins angle: The university's Eastside Science + Technology Park is mentioned.

The Daily Record
March 17, 2009
Paragon to move to UMBioPark
Johns Hopkins angle:  The contract research and manufacturing organization is currently located on the Bayview campus.

The Washington Post
March  17, 2009
Millions Embrace Acupuncture, Despite Thin Evidence
Johns Hopkins angle:  Article quotes Linda Lee, director of Johns Hopkins's integrative Medicine and Digestive Center.

Straits Times (Singapore)
March 17, 2009
Flies, poop spread 'superbugs'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Jay Graham, who conducted the study featured in the story as a research fellow with Bloomberg School’s Center for a Livable Future.

March 16, 2009
Sesame Allergies on the Rise in U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Wood, director of the division of pediatric allergy and immunology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

March 16, 2009
New Therapy May Knock Out Peanut Allergy
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Wood, director of the division of pediatric allergy and immunology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

March 17, 2009
Fight Malaria By Helping Mosquitoes
Johns Hopkins angle: The article and podcast report that scientists at JHU's Malaria Research Institute are trying to stop malaria's spread by keeping mosquitoes from becoming infected with the parasite that they pass on to humans.

Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)
March 17, 2009
Abu Dhabi Has to Enrol Everyone to Manage Waste, Says Expert
Johns Hopkins angle: The article quotes Patrick Breysse, a professor in the SoPH, regarding the importance of studying indoor air quality.

Miami Herald
March 17, 2009
New techniques could revolutionize abdominal surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that natural-orifice surgery was pioneered in 2005 by Anthony Kalloo, chief of gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins.

Health and Age
March 17, 2009
JUPITER Trial May Affect 6.5 Million Adults
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that researchers from JHU's School of Medicine estimate that over six million elderly Americans are now eligible for statin therapy.

WYPR Radio News (Baltimore)
March 17, 2009
Stem Cell Order Could Prove To Be Boon for Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: The radio report includes a visit to the SoM's Institute for Cell Engineering and an interview with Valina Dawson, a neurology professor in the SoM.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 16, 2009
Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally from Redbook, includes comments from Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.

Nature News
March 16, 2009
US agencies brace for flood of grant applications
Johns Hopkins angle: Information is attributed to Janet DiPietro, a developmental psychologist and associate dean for research at the SoPH.

March 17, 2009
Airstrikes In Pakistan's Tribal Areas Legally Murky
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Wedgwood of SAIS is quoted.

Reuters India
March 17, 2009
Pentagon's Gates gets down to business under Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Stevenson of SAIS is quoted.

Korea Times
March 17, 2009
Piano Duo, Classical Marathon Invite Fans
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that Moon Yong-hi is known as the first Korean professor at the Peabody Institute.

Wilton Bulletin (Conn.)
March 16, 2009
Concert series finale to feature bass-baritone
Johns Hopkins angle: Opera singer Jason Hardy is identified as a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

The Sioux City Journal (Iowa)
March 17, 2009
New symphony conductor to invite feedback
Johns Hopkins angle: The article identifies Ryan S. Haskins, the new music director and conductor for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, as  an assistant conductor for the Opera Department and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra at Peabody Conservatory.

United Press international
March 17, 2009
NASA awards launch services contract
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that NASA has awarded a launch services contract for its Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission, which  uses two nearly identical spacecraft built by APL.

New York Times
March 16,2009
Anne Brown, Soprano Who Was Gershwin’s Bess, Is Dead at 96
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Anne Brown mentions that in 1998, Ms. Brown received the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to American Music from the Peabody Institute.

The Washington Post
March  17, 2009
Millard Kaufman dies at 92
Johns Hopkins angle:  The screenwriter graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2009
Millard Kaufman, 92, dies; Oscar-nominated screenwriter
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Kaufman earned a bachelor's degree in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1939.

March 17, 2009
Millard Kaufman dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Kaufman lectured on screenwriting at Johns Hopkins.

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