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Wall Street Journal
November 4, 2009
The Greatest Generation (of Networkers)
Johns Hopkins angle: P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor and director of the Civility Initiative at JHU,
is quoted.

The Washington Post
November 4, 2009
All sauerkraut, all the time
Johns Hopkins angle: Sidney Mintz, a professor of anthropology at JHU, is quoted in this brief article
about sauerkraut.

The Defamer (Australia)
November 5, 2009
First Shots From Facebook Movie
Johns Hopkins angle: This entertainment industry blog presents photos snapped during filming of a movie,
“The Social Network,” outside of Shaffer Hall on JHU’s Homewood campus.

Columbia Flier (Howard County, Md.)
November 4, 2009
HALLOWEEN TRAGEDY: Accused gunman, paralyzed victim were friends
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes criminologist Doug Ward, director of the Division of Public Safety
Leadership in JHU’s School of Education.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2009
Spacecraft's data upset theories about origins, evolution of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: David J. Lawrence, a MESSENGER mission scientist from the Johns Hopkins Applied
Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

Physicsworld.com
November 5, 2009
Fundamental physics enters war on cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the United States is setting up a dozen new research centers,
of which Johns Hopkins is one, to explore novel ways in which physics can be applied to the treatment of
cancer. The centers are being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a five-year
project worth a total of $22.7m in its first year.

United Press International
November 5, 2009
Outside View: Uzbek Afghanistan proposal relevant and timely
Johns Hopkins angle: This analysis piece is by John C. K. Daly, a non-resident fellow at the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2009
Researchers team up for stem cell work
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focusing on Stanford scientists' work on stem cells notes that some
Stanford scientists have teamed up with researchers at JHU to learn how to reprogram the genes of adult
stem cells into lines of specialized cells that could treat disorders of the blood and blood vessels.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
November 5, 2009
Good hospital food -- does it exist?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog mentions that some hospitals, including Johns Hopkins
Hospital, sponsor farmers markets.

Welland Tribune (Ontario)
November 5, 2009
Can radiated patients spread radiation to others?
Johns Hopkins angle: A report from Johns Hopkins University says that patients, following radiation, must
be made aware that they can pass along radiation to others. But unlike cholesterol, this subject is rarely,
if ever, discussed at the dinner table.

NutraIngredients-USA.com
November 5, 2009
Maternal folic acid – pregnancy stage may influence asthma risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found that
higher levels of folate were associated with a 16 percent reduction of asthma.

United Press International
November 4, 2009
'Good' cholesterol may lower a cancer risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story reports on new research led by Elizabeth Platz of the Bloomberg School
of Public Health.

Government Executive
November 4, 2009
DEA veteran to lead DHS drug enforcement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Grayling Williams, who is being nominated to lead the
Homeland Security Department's Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, earned a master's degree in
management from JHU.

Maryland Daily Record
November 4, 2009
Constellation golf tournament leaving Baltimore for one year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins Medicine is a sponsor of the Constellation
Energy Senior Players Championship.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2009
Tootling around: A mix of sounds makes a flute choir
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Ruben Capriles, conductor of the Baltimore Flute Choir, is
finishing up his doctoral degree at Peabody.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2009
Just like Mom (and Sister) didn't used to make
Johns Hopkins angle: This Laura Vozzella column notes that Mark Zuckerman attended JHU's Center for
Talented Youth.

The Acorn (California)
November 5, 2009
Teen speaks out for autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Zak Kukoff, who has developed a program that educates non-autistic students about
students with autism, attended JHU's Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2009
First lady tunes into students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that pianist Awadagin Pratt, now a teacher at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, is a Peabody Conservatory alumnus.

Fairfax Times (Va.)
November 3, 2009
Large budget shortfall threatens Fairfax music programs
Johns Hopkins angle: Don Celli, whose son now studies music at Peabody Conservatory, is quoted in this
story.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2009
A grim anniversary in Gaza
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian physician working in relief
operations in Gaza City, visited Baltimore last spring to speak at the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

Baltimore Sun
November 5, 2009
Kingsley Blake Price, philosophy professor (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Kingsley Blake Price, a retired philosophy professor who taught at the Johns Hopkins
University for more than three decades, died Oct. 27 of multiple organ failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
He was 92.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
November 5, 2009
Stop Financial Aid for Wealthy Students - Opinion Piece
The writer argues that the universities should roll back financial aid programs for the wealthy to use the
money for purposes that better serve more students and the institutions' missions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 5, 2009
Colleges Can Reap Educational Gains by Steering More Aid to the Needy, Studies Suggest
Two studies presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education found
that aid to students from low-income backgrounds has a positive impact.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3, 2009
Education Department Releases Template for Net-Price Calculator
The calculators will allow prospective students and their families to estimate their personal out-of-pocket
expenses at a particular college.

Associated Press
November 4, 2009
Are rankings unfair to U.S. higher ed?
The U.S. spends more money than any other country, and its elite institutions are the world's best. But
overall the system is wasteful, fails too many — and is falling behind other countries.

Washington Post
November 4, 2009
U-Md. to create center to focus on public health initiatives
The center will focus on public health initiatives in Prince George's County and Sierra Leone, two places
close to the heart of the alumnus who is donating some of the funds.

Associated Press
November 5, 2009
Brown University offers early retirement to some
Some non-faculty employees were offered an early retirement package as Brown tries to reduce a projected
$30 million deficit for the academic year that starts next fall.

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