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Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2009
'A remarkable woman'
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of yesterday's memorial service for 20-year-old Miriam Frankl, a JHU undergraduate who died after a hit and run accident in October. Provost Lloyd Minor and Rebecca German, Frankl's aunt who works in the School of Medicine, were quoted, as were students.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
November 3, 2009
Memorial held for student killed in hit and run
Johns Hopkins angle: This online article and video report on the memorial service conducted at JHU’s Homewood campus for student Miriam Frankl and the investigation into her death in a hit-and-run incident. JHU Spokesperson Tracey Reeves is quoted.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
November 4, 2009
Memorial Held for JHU Student
Johns Hopkins angle: This online article and video report on the memorial service conducted at JHU’s Homewood campus for student
Miriam Frankl.

Baltimore Messenger
November 4, 2009
Hit-and-run victim mourned at service
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of yesterday's memorial service for 20-year-old Miriam Frankl, a JHU undergraduate who died after a
hit and run accident in October.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
November 3, 2009
Keeping cholesterol low may help men avoid aggressive prostate cancers, study suggests
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Platz of the School of Public Health is quoted in this Associated Press article.

HealthDay.com
November 4, 2009
Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Elizabeth Platz, co-director of the cancer prevention and control
program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Platz is quoted.

Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)
November 4, 2009
Low cholesterol may be sign of undiagnosed cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story reports on research led by Elizabeth Platz, associate professor at the Bloomberg
School of Public Health and co-director of the cancer prevention and control program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
November 3, 2009
Low Cholesterol May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news story reports on research led by Elizabeth Platz, associate professor at the Bloomberg
School of Public Health.

New Kerala (India)
November 4, 2009
Low cholesterol may cut risk for high-grade prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story includes comments from the study’s lead researcher, Elizabeth Platz, associate professor
at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of the cancer prevention and control program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel
Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2009
Fincher does Harvard at Hopkins and may be the smartest man on campus
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about director David Fincher, who is shooting part of "The Social Network" this week on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

The New York Times Choice Blog
November 3, 2009
Nearly 60 College Charge $50,000 or More
Johns Hopkins angle: Bill Conley, dean of enrollment and academic services at JHU, is quoted in this blog.

Washington Post
November 4, 2009
All sauerkraut, all the time
Johns Hopkins angle: This short piece about sauerkraut mentions KSAS anthropologist Sidney Mintz, who, in his 1996 book, "Tasting
Food, Tasting Freedom," Sidney Mintz writes evocatively about his Belarus-born father's cabbage and sauerkraut soup.

Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2009
The Greatest Generation (of Networkers)
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni is quoted.

TIME
November 3, 2009
Do we need a czar for college tuition?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that JHU is among the 58 schools that charge $50,000 or more.

CNN.com
November 4, 2009
Sex, then amnesia...and it's no soap opera
Johns Hopkins angle: In 1999, Johns Hopkins University doctors described two patients in their 70s who suffered TGA after having sex. In these cases, the act of "bearing down" -- which occurs when people move their bowels, give birth or have sex -- created pressure in the brain's blood vessels, resulting in temporary lack of blood flow that caused amnesia, according to the study published in The Lancet.

Reuters India
November 4, 2009
Obamamania, Asia-style, likely to be more muted
Johns Hopkins angle: James Mann of SAIS was quoted in this Reuters story.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2009
A wrenching choice
Johns Hopkins angle: An editorial noting that the loss of Black & Decker's corporate headquarters is a blow mentions Johns Hopkins'
positive impact on the state's economy.

Sky & Telescope
November 3, 2009
Mercury Throws Geologists a Curve
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story about a press briefing at APL about the Mercury fly-by.

Space.com
November 3, 2009
NASA Probe Sees Changing Seasons on Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a discovery by the MESSENGER spacecraft quotes scientists Ronald Vervack Jr. and David
Lawrence of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. MSNBC.com also posted this feature.

Spaceflight Now
November 3, 2009
More secrets of Mercury unveiled in September flyby
This article about a discovery by the MESSENGER spacecraft quotes scientists Ronald Vervack Jr. and David Lawrence of JHU’s Applied
Physics Laboratory.

Christian Science Monitor
November 3, 2009
NASA's Messenger probe reveals new clues about Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on the MESSENGER mission quotes David Lawrence, a scientist at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Space Daily
November 4, 2009
Hidden Territory On Mercury Revealed
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on the MESSENGER space probe mission includes comments from scientist Ron Vervack of JHU’s
Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Arizona Republic
November 4, 2009
Discovery offers clearer picture of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about data collected by the MESSENGER spacecraft quotes David Lawrence, a scientist at JHU’s
Applied Physics Laboratory.

Myrtle Beach Sun News
November 3, 2009
Economic myths debunked
Johns Hopkins angle: An editorial mentions the work of WSE economic Steve Hanke.

Thai Asian News Network (Thailand)
November 4, 2009
China Electrifies Urban Transit
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this opinion piece, Ryan Rutkowski, is a master’s student studying international economics at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand)
November 4, 2009
Subtle shift away from US dollar
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Anne O. Krueger, a former International Monetary Fund deputy director who is
now a professor of international economics at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

Malaysian Insider
November 4, 2009
King of New York: Michael Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended JHU and has donated generously to the
school.

AME Info (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
November 4, 2009
Breast cancer congress key to improving patient care, say UAE specialists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Mohamed Jaloudi, Chief of Medical Oncology at Tawam Johns Hopkins
Hospital.

West Volusia Beacon (Fla.)
November 4, 2009
West Volusia takes the initiative on diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: Annabelle Rodriguez, director of the Diabetes Management Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in
Baltimore, will be featured at a forum.

Boise Weekly
November 4, 2009
Reading by Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Johns Hopkins angle: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2009
Ultramarathoner from Federal Hill one of 14 Marylanders in Ironman championship
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that top professional female finisher in the Ironman world championship was Joanna Zeiger,
who earned her doctorate in genetic epidemiology from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2009
Henrietta E. Hestick (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Hestick worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Constant Care Community Health Center.

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Washington Post
November 4, 2009
Swine flu shot? They're taking a pass.
College students jaywalk, pound energy drinks, forgo sleep -- and sniff at the H1N1 virus.

Inside Higher Ed
November 4, 2009
Colleges Win on Election Night
Several voter ballot measures in Texas, Maine and Washington went the way college officials had hoped on a generally quiet off-year
election night.

Inside Higher Ed
November 4, 2009
Apples and Oranges
A report released today suggests that many of the most commonly cited international higher education comparisons are highly
questionable.

Marketplace Radio
November 3, 2009
Allegations against U of Phoenix persist
For-profit schools such as the University of Phoenix get most of their revenue from federal student aid. They also face accusations
of building enrollments through high-pressure tactics that leave students in deep debt.

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