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Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2009
Hopkins and Catholic group to shield world against malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: Strengthening its position as a global center in the fight against malaria, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of two Baltimore institutions tapped for a five-year, $100 million project to help combat the mosquito-borne disease.

Washington Post
November 6, 2009
CDC's Anne Schuchat under the microscope
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2009
Reagan at the Berlin Wall
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was authored by James Mann of SAIS.

Slate
November 6, 2009
It's So Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a study by Albert Wu of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2009
Young people at center of politics, Steele says
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumnus, Michael Steele, told a Johns Hopkins University student audience Thursday night that they were "not the future" of
politics, but were in fact at the center of it today.

Washington Post
November 6, 2009
Plan for I-270 light rail gains steam
Johns Hopkins angle: The number of passengers from people living, working and shopping in the new Johns Hopkins "science city" and Crown Farm developments, as well as those already in the Kentlands, would more than offset the increased costs of making the line longer, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's analysis.

Engineer Online
November 6, 2009
Light in the darkness
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about interesting engineering breakthroughs mentions work by WSE's Jin Kang on a laser based imaging system that allows doctors to locate brain tumors without the need for biopsy.

Baltimore Sun
November 6, 2009
Jesse Eisenberg takes on a darker role as one of the founders of Facebook
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about the actor mentions that he was on the Homewood campus earlier this week while shooting "The Social Network."

Health24.com (HealthDay News)
November 6, 2009
Babies cry in their mother tongue
Johns Hopkins angle: Janet DiPietro of the SoPH commented on a study that shows that infants' crying patterns reflect the intonation of their native tongue.

Denver Post
November 6, 2009
Don't stress on stress
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions research out of Johns Hopkins that found that children of mothers with higher levels of stress during
pregnancy were developmentally ahead of those of women with low levels.

Maryland Daily Record
November 5, 2009
On the Move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Stephanie Desmon has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as a senior media relations representative and public information officer. She comes to Johns Hopkins from The Baltimore Sun, where she spent the last nine years as a reporter and writer covering medicine and politics, among other topics.

Gettysburg Times
November 6, 2009
Bullets, Blue Jays meet in rematch
Johns Hopkins angle: The 14th-ranked Gettysburg College team and second-seeded Bullets (14-4, 8-2 CC) will take on 17th-ranked and third-seeded Johns Hopkins University (12-5, 7-3 CC) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Conference regular season champion and tournament host Ursinus College.

Beijing Review
November 6, 2009
PEOPLE/POINTS NO. 44, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Zhu Min, former Vice President of Bank of China (BOC), has been appointed vice governor of the People's Bank of China, earned a
doctorate in economics at JHU in 1989.

The Metropolitain (Quebec)
November 4, 2009
Part 1 of 2 - Statist Islam: A continuing challenge to civilization
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Wired Science
November 5, 2009
Gene Therapy Halts Fatal Brain Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on new research from France includes a comment from School of Medicine neurology professor Jeffrey Rothstein, a gene
therapist who specializes in Lou Gehrig's disease.

ScientificAmerican.com
November 6, 2009
Breast Milk is Best for Newborns, but the Bottle Is Fine, Too
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to a 2007 study by Ohio State and JHU on levels of chemicals in breast milk and contaminants in indoor air in typical American homes.

Channel News Asia
November 6, 2009
Japanese seek US base environment deal
Johns Hopkins angle: This AFP wire story reports on remarks made by Shigefumi Matsuzawa, the governor of Kanagawa prefecture, which includes Yokohama, during an appearance at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

The St. Louis American
November 5, 2009
Racial disparities in diabetes prevalence linked to living conditions
Johns Hopkins angle: This health brief refers to Bloomberg School of Public Health research led by Thomas LaVeist, director of the Hopkins Center for Health disparities Solutions.

Kentucky Enquirer (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
November 6, 2009
Healthy Monday earns national honor
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Healthy Monday Campaign was launched in 2005 by Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities as a way to get people to adopt healthy habits.

The Hub (Long Branch, N.J.)
November 5, 2009
T.F. school district nurtures a 'caring community'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a group of teachers recently spoke at a Tinton Falls school board meeting about JHU?s National Network of
Partnership Schools program, which focuses on family involvement in education and instills values of character, honesty and kindness at school.

1011Now.com (Lincoln, Neb.)
November 5, 2009
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Features Polochick and Miller in Special Recital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Edward Polochick, the Lincoln?s Symphony Orchestra's music director since 1998, earned a masters of music degree in conducting from JHU?s Peabody Institute.

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Associated Press
November 6, 2009
Analysis: College students need lessons in failure
Teachers say failure is something so-called Gen Y students want to hear more about.

Washington Post
November 6, 2009
U-Md. students protest official's firing
Several hundred students marched yesterday at the University of Maryland to protest the firing of a diversity officer.

Cincinnati Enquirer
November 6, 2009
Applying for college - Forum
For the next two months, The Enquirer is following 12 high school students through the college admission process.

Inside Higher Ed
November 6, 2009
In Search of the Big Idea
Gathered for the TIAA-CREF Institute's Higher Education Leadership Conference, some of the nation's prominent figures in postsecondary education wrestled with the future of college.

Inside Higher Ed
November 6, 2009
Catching Up to Canada
Forty-seven percent of Canadians have a postsecondary degree of some kind, compared to 39 percent of Americans.

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