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Baltimore Sun (AP)
November 1, 2009
UN says it needs $39 billion to fight the leading killer of children: Pneumonia
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine of the School of Public Health is quoted in this Associated Press
story, which was carried by numerous publications online.

IRIN NEWS (Integrated Regional Information Networks)
November 2, 2009
GLOBAL: Reaching the pneumonia "tipping point"
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Orin Levine, executive director of the
pneumonia research program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee)
November 2, 2009
Frist, health leaders call for fight on pneumonia
Johns Hopkins angle: This local health column quotes Orin Levine, executive director of the
pneumonia research program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times Blogs
October 30, 2009
Hospitalized Children Without Insurance Are More Likely to Die, a Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Uninsured children who wind up in the hospital are much more likely to die than
children covered by either private or government insurance plans, according to a new
study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. David Chang of the Children's Center is
quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2009
Driving down the road to ruin
Johns Hopkins angle: This story gives background on Thomas Meighan Jr., who is charged with offenses
in the hit and run death of JHU undergraduate, Miriam Frankl.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2009
Groups press for tougher drunk driving laws
Johns Hopkins angle: The recent hit-and-run death of a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins University student
Miriam Frankl is expected to bolster support for tougher laws.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2009
Unraveling swine flu's greater toll on children
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Aaron Milstone, a pediatric infectious disease specialist
at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
November 1, 2009
How to prevent getting swine flu and what to do if you have it
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology
at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, answers questions about H1N1.

Charleston Post and Courier
November 2, 2009
Model predicts power outages
Johns Hopkins angle: Seth Guikema of the Whiting School is quoted.

Columbus Dispatch
November 1, 2009
Veiled references
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Azar Nafisi of SAIS.

The Washington Post
November 1, 2009
Journeys of Discovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about people driving fascinating research at universities, quotes
John Conkling, a former JHU professor who now teaches at Washington College.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 30, 2009
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study links patient deaths, lack of insurance
Johns Hopkins angle: This short story cites a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's
Center.

New York Times
November 1, 2009
Reviving ‘Esther’ and Reaffirming a Mission
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Hugo Weisgall taught at Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
November 2, 2009
Ex-president of GWU leads in pay survey
Johns Hopkins angle: William Brody, former JHU president and Steven Knapp, former JHU provost, are
mentioned in this article about university officials' salaries.

Zee New (India)
November 1, 2009
Electronic tools can help improve health care processes
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Christopher Gibbons, MD, MPH, lead author and assistant professor in
the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society, is quoted in this ANI story about
a new SoPH study that reveals that that the use of electronic tools and technology applications can
significantly help improve people’s health care processes.

National Public Radio Blogs
November 2, 2009
Swine Flu Q&A: Post-Halloween Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a Johns Hopkins professor who studies viruses, answers some
listener questions about H1N1.

News24 (South Africa)
November 2, 2009
US wonders 'what if'
Johns Hopkins angle: David Beshai, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, is quoted in this Agence France-Presse story.

Astrobiology Magazine
November 2, 2009
Fantastic Voyage
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story quotes Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis of APL.

China Daily
November 2, 2009
Flu shot in pregnancy benefits baby
Johns Hopkins angle: This Xinhua story mentions a study by Emily Henkle, from the Bloomberg School
of Public Health that found high rates of flu among infants younger than 6 months whose mothers had
not been vaccinated for H1N1.

MSNBC.com
November 1, 2009
How to get more time with your doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally from Women’s Health magazine, cites JHU research
indicating that consultations with female physicians are, on average, two minutes longer than those
with male ones.

CIO.com
November 2, 2009
Investing in (All Kinds of) Infrastructure
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, writer Johna Till Johnson is identified as a JHU engineering
graduate.

Cumberland Times-News (Maryland)
November 1, 2009
Census: Maryland family trends vary widely by county
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNHI News Service story includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a KSAS
sociology professor.

New Britain Herald (Connecticut)
October 30, 2009
Plainville company creates penicillin test, high tech jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a new test to detect penicillin allergies mentions Franklin
Adkinson, a professor of clinical immunology in the School of Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
November 1, 2009
University of South Florida professor, poet wins Whiting Writers Award
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Jay Hopler, an accomplished poet and assistant
professor of creative writing at the University of South Florida, earned a degree from the Krieger
School’s Writing Seminars.

Food Consumer
November 2, 2009
Vaccine "critical" for protecting mother and infants: study
Johns Hopkins angle: Pranita D. Tamma, of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Johns
Hopkins Children's Center, is quoted in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2009
10th annual Annie Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that William B. Ray taught voice at Peabody.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2009
Contested races for alderman
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer J. Monteith earned a master's degree in business from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 31, 2009
Louise K. Cockey, meal volunteer (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Cockey worked in the office at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
November 2, 2009
Paychecks Top $1-Million for 23 Private-College Presidents
A total of 23 private-college presidents had compensation above $1-million in 2007-08, according to
an annual survey of the compensation packages of private-college chiefs.

New York Times
November 1, 2009
The R.O.T.C. Dilemma
The ban of the program at the elites is in its 40th year. Yet the students are hardly antimilitary.
The opposite, in fact. Is it time to bring R.O.T.C. back?

New York Times
November 2, 2009
Teach Your Teachers Well – Op-Ed
Susan Engel is a senior lecturer in psychology and the director of the teaching program at Williams
College.

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion Piece
November 2, 2009
Retention Matters
In the small liberal arts college world, the cost of our product is already near the highest in the
marketplace, and unfortunately the demographics of potential clients near the lowest.

Associated Press
November 2, 2009
Med, nursing schools teaching alternative remedies
Future doctors and nurses are learning about acupuncture and herbs along with anatomy and physiology
at a growing number of medical schools.

Washington Post Magazine
November 1, 2009
Journeys of Discovery
A look at some of the people driving fascinating research at area universities.

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