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Wall Street Journal
May 26, 2009
Pakistan's Struggle for Modernity
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed by SAIS's Fouad Ajami, on the role of Islam in Pakistan.

CBS Evening News
May 24, 2009
2009 Commencement Address Highlights
Johns Hopkins angle: Address by Johns Hopkins undergraduate diploma ceremony speaker Nancy Pelosi is among those excerpted in this commencement roundup.

Financial Post
May 26, 2009
China's smart recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke authored this piece.

PBS Online NewsHour
May 25, 2009
North Korea's Move Tests International Will on Nuclear Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This program transcript includes comments made by Joel Wit, a visiting fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS.

Washingtonpost.com
May 24, 2009
Rap song by US soldier's son: Just come back alive
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Kathleen Roche, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and co-author of a study on how military deployment affects families.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2009
Now, how about a home buyer credit for the rest of us?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was co-authored by Paul Weinstein Jr. of the Krieger School.

Sun.Star (The Philippines)
May 26, 2009
Heart disease, women's enemy no. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Martha Hill, dean of JHU’s School of Nursing.

Carroll County Times (Maryland)
May 24, 2009
Lawsuit highlights ethics, rights in medical research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Wes Blakeslee, executive director of technology transfer at Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg News
May 22, 2009
AIG May Find CEO Candidates Shun Obama Pay Parity
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story includes a quote from Phillip Phan, professor of management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
May 23, 2009
Swine flu case reported at Naval Academy
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes Trish Perl, a professor in the School of Medicine and director of hospital epidemiology and infection control.

Newsweek
From the magazine issue dated June 1, 2009
The Other ‘W’
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item includes a comment from Steve Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2009
City wants to expand 'Teach for America' program
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, 5 percent of spring graduates from the Johns Hopkins University applied to take part in Teach for America.

Science Centric
May 26, 2009
New technique could find water on Earth-like planets orbiting distant suns
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Lisse of APL is a co-author on this study.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2009
Heart tests for athletes
Johns Hopkins angle: Hundreds of students participate in screenings offered by a team of doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital and aimed at preventing sudden cardiac death. Cardiologist Theodore Abraham is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 22, 2009
Maryland biotech roadmap calls for more money, but when?
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser of enterprise development for Johns Hopkins.

Louisville Courier-Journal
May 25, 2009
Fueling deep-space dreams
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Ralph McNutt of Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Lab.

Toledo Blade
May 26, 2009
Great Lakes research, laws are shifting focus
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Rita Colwell of the School of Public Health.

Middle East Online
May 26, 2009
The CIA's History of Deception
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay was written by Melvin A. Goodman, an instructor in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin
May 24, 2009
Word of mouth feeds program
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, some students who would benefit most from the advanced classes offered by the renowned Center for Talented Youth don't even know that the program exists.

Times-Standard (California)
May 26, 2009
There is always hope, even if you can't see it
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about suicide makes mention of 2008 report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy.

OnMedica.com
May 26, 2009
New HPV cancer vaccine has worldwide potential
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Richard Roden of the School of Medicine and colleagues have been working on an alternate HPV vaccine that is based on the HPV minor capsid protein L2, which is highly conserved between HPV types.

KAMR (Amarillo, Texas)
May 26, 2009
Childhood Mental Illness
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes tips provided by Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2009
Moveable feast
Johns Hopkins angle: Sloane Brown's column notes that Cynthia Sears and Drew Pardoll, both of the School of Medicine, took part in "Roll on Back," a fundraiser for Moveable Feast.

Health Day
May 26, 2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a UC Davis study includes comments from David W. Goodman, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine.

TwinCities.com (St. Paul, Minn.)
May 26, 2009
Fall Creek native gets grant for stem cell research
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature focuses on Fall Creek native Rebekah Gundry, who earned a doctorate in pharmacology and molecular sciences from the School of Medicine, where she is now a postdoctoral fellow. The story reports that Gundry has been awarded close to $1 million to support her stem cell research.

WebMD.com
May 22, 2009
Ears to Blame for Falls?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new study led by Yuri Agrawal, an assistant resident in the School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head-Neck Surgery.

Business Standard (India)
May 23, 2009
Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian: Rahul's role? Garibi hatao
Johns Hopkins angle: Arvind Subramanian , the co-writer of this column, is a South Asia Studies lecturer at SAIS.

Maryland Daily Record
May 26, 2009
Hopkins selects C-TASC
Johns Hopkins angle: Clinical Trials and Surveys Corp., of Baltimore said it has been selected by the Johns Hopkins University to furnish data management software and services for a Phase I clinical trial of a new vaccine.

Maryland Daily Record
May 26, 2009
Facebook, Web, used to find kidneys for Md. woman
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about Internet efforts to find a donor kidney for a Johns Hopkins patient.

California Chronicle
May 24, 2009
Harp Music Festival Brings Heavenly Sounds
Johns Hopkins angle: Jordan Thomas, 18, a senior at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, will study the harp on a full scholarship next fall at Peabody.

The Advertiser-News (Vernon, N.J.)
May 26, 2009
Elena Nita is talented youth honoree
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Elena Nita of Highland Lakes will be honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Business Mirror
May 24, 2009
Questions surround Mexican genome project
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Gerardo Jiménez, director of the national genomic medicine institute, earned a doctorate in molecular genetics and a postdoctorate in genomic medicine from Johns Hopkins University.

Glendale News Press (California)
May 25, 2009
Remembering the chaplains
Johns Hopkins angle: Alexander Goode earned his doctorate at JHU in 1940.

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
May 25, 2009
TT gets ‘A Taste of Grand Opera’
Johns Hopkins angle: Vertrelle Cameron-Mickens is a Peabody graduate.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2009
On the street, mixed reviews for roundabouts
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Jerry Spivak, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Washingtonpost.com
May 25, 2009
Syracuse rallies for 2nd straight NCAA lax title
Johns Hopkins angle: AP story mentions that NCAA lacrosse champion Syracuse now has 10 titles, one more than Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
May 23, 2009
Old Guard vs. New Blood in Lacrosse Semifinals
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Syracuse, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Virginia have combined to win the last 17 national championships.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2009
Long road nears end for Cornell's Romero
Johns Hopkins angle: Quint Kessenich, a former All-America goalie at Johns Hopkins and a lacrosse analyst for ESPN, is quoted.

Washington Post
May 25, 2009
Historian Was Expert On English Revolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Perez Zagorin, who taught at Johns Hopkins before joining the University of Rochester in 1965.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2009
Edward D. Burger
Johns Hopkins angle: Burger studied civil engineering on scholarship at the Johns Hopkins University.

Staten Island Advance
May 24, 2009
Perez Zagorin, 88, Dies; Historian Was Expert on English Revolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Zagorin taught at Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) in 1965.

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Washington Post
May 23, 2009
Colleges Consider 3-Year Degrees To Save Undergrads Time, Money
In an era when college students commonly take longer than four years to get a bachelor's degree, some U.S. schools are looking anew at an old idea: slicing a year off their undergraduate programs to save families time and money.

Marketplace
May 22, 2009
A fair plan to make college affordable
The average college graduate today leaves school $22,000 in debt, and has job choices limited to what pays the most. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich offers a new strategy to cover the cost of education without worrying about money.

Inside Higher Ed
May 26, 2009
Leach Reported Choice to Lead NEH
Former Rep. James Leach, R-Iowa, a SAIS grad, is reportedly up for nomination as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 26, 2009
This Year, Colleges Recruited Students in a 'Hall of Mirrors'
This year would break all the crystal balls in admissions. That much seemed certain months ago. After all, the statistical models that deans use to predict enrollment outcomes rely on historical data, but no moment in recent history had looked so hazy or so dire.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 22, 2009
College of Notre Dame to expand nursing program
The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has received an $888,000 grant from the state that it will use to expand its master’s nursing program.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 22, 2009
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute future murky as state leaders decide its fate
The University System of Maryland reviews the future of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 22, 2009
College grads are moving back home with Mom and Dad
Recent grads struggle to land jobs in recession.

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