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National Public Radio
November 9, 2009
How Well Does The H1N1 Vaccine Work?
Johns Hopkins angle: Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, is interviewed for this story.

Wall Street Journal
November 9,2009
From Berlin to Baghdad
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed is written by Fouad Ajamai, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International
Studies and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

The Washington Post
November 10, 2009
Med schools offer doses of new reality
Johns Hopkins angle: David Nichols, vice dean for education at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

TIME.com
November 9, 2009
Teen Obesity: Lack of Exercise May Not Be to Blame
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a new Bloomberg School of Public Health study led by Youfa
Wang, an associate professor at the Center for Human Nutrition. Wang is quoted in the article.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 9, 2009
A Defender of the Liberal Arts Contemplates Their Changing Role
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Azar Nafisi of JHU’s School of Advanced International
Studies spoke on the liberal arts to an audience of 450 provosts at a meeting of the Council of
Independent Colleges.

The Washington Post
November 10, 2009
Who needs two doses of vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health, answers question in this short Q&A.

MyFoxAL.com (HealthDay)
November 9, 2009
Handwriting Skills May Lag in Kids With Autism
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Amy Bastian of the School of Medicine indicates that autistic children
are more likely to have handwriting problems, including trouble forming letters, than those without autism,
according to this HealthDay News story.

Plus News
November 10, 2009
SOUTH AFRICA: TV ad delivers silent HIV message
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Richard Delate, country programme director of Johns Hopkins Health
and Education in South Africa.

Tech Fragments
November 10, 2009
New Thin Film Insulator Material for e-Readers and Transistors
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Howard Katz of the Whiting School, materials scientists at Johns Hopkins have
found a new use for sodium beta-alumina, a compound that has until now been thought of as an electrical
conductor. The researchers have found a way to use it as a thin film insulator.

New Kerala (India)
November 10, 2009
New thin film insulator could pave way for energy-efficient displays
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new research led by the Whiting School’s Howard E.
Katz, a professor of materials science and engineering.

Cellular-News.com
November 9, 2009
New Transparent Insulating Film Could Enable Energy-efficient Displays
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new research led by the Whiting School’s Howard E. Katz, a
professor of materials science and engineering.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (W. Va.)
November 10, 2009
Positive GDP number is encouraging, but doesn’t tell the whole story
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions research conducted by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

Xinhua
November 10, 2009
Commitments on anti-protectionism should not be empty promises
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this
story.

CNN.com
November 10, 2009
Lower cholesterol may lessen risk of some cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Platz, a cancer epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, is quoted in this article about research linking lower cholesterol rates with a reduced
risk of some kinds of cancers.

New York Times
November 9, 2009
When Jet Lag Comes With the Booty
Johns Hopkins angle: David Neubauer, who is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Sleep
Disorder Center, is quoted in this article.

AllAfrica.com
November 10, 2009
Kenya: Rise Up Against Our Criminal Elite
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was authored by Atieno Oduor, a student at JHU’s School of Advanced
International Studies.

Bangkok Post (Thailand)
November 10, 2009
Smokers top 14m of adult population
Johns Hopkins angle: This story details smoking trends in Thailand, based on the results of a survey
supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public
Health.

TG Daily (Tech Generation)
November 10, 2009
Messenger probe reveals new areas of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This update on the MESSENGER spacecraft’s exploration of Mercury includes comments
from Brian Anderson of the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Government Computer News
November 5, 2009
Arabic language app walks the talk
Johns Hopkins angle: In this review of new Arabic language software, the writer states that she conferred
with Jordan Valdés, a student of Arabic at JHU’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
November 9, 2009
Md. victim at Ft. Hood was compassionate, humble
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Arlene C. Gerson, a psychologist and
associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Examiner (D.C.)
November 10, 2009
Crucial I-270 proposal up for vote
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Montgomery County Council vote scheduled today on the future of
Interstate 270 states that Rich Parsons is lobbying for a “Science City” on behalf of JHU.

Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico)
November 9, 2009
Branigan Book Notes: Anger over cancer news dominates columnist's thoughts
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist relates that after learning he has prostate cancer, he obtained
important information about the disease from a Johns Hopkins urology Web site.

Malaya.com (The Philippines)
November 10, 2009
PPO gets new music director
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Olivier Ochanine, the new music director of the Philippine
Philharmonic Orchestra, recently participated in a master class with Gustav Meier of JHU’s Peabody
Conservatory.

The Washington Post
November 10, 2009
David T. Runner (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The government contractor earned a master's degree in administrative science at JHU.

The Tennessean (Nashville)
November 10, 2009
Critic of convention hall coaches concerned citizens
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about Heywood Sanders, a professor of public administration at the
University of Texas at San Antonio who is critical of expensive convention centers. The piece mentions that
Sanders is a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 10, 2009
Terps women's soccer team to open NCAAs at home
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's soccer, the Salisbury Sea Gulls (14-3-1) will play Virginia Wesleyan (14-3-3)
at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the winner of that match will play at 1 p.m. Sunday against Johns Hopkins (15-3-2)
or Misericordia (12-4-3), who play in the other semifinal. ... Hopkins seniors John Scheuch and Ravi Gill
were named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week,
respectively.


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Inside Higher Ed
November 10, 2009
Shifts in Grad Enrollments
Figures for first-time students who are from the U.S. are up 6 percent; new international numbers are flat,
with significant variation by country.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 9, 2009
Pittsburgh's mayor says he'll pursue 1 percent higher-ed tax
The 1 percent college-education privilege tax would help close the city's deficit. Pittsburgh has long
complained about the impact of tax exempt institutions on city services.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 8, 2009
Are Too Many Students Going to College?
With student debt rising and more of those enrolled failing to graduate in four years, there is a growing
sentiment that college may not be the best option for all students.

The Daily Beast
November 8, 2009
Top 10 College Admissions Tips
As early applications come due this week, Kathleen Kingsbury asks admissions officers: What advice would
you give prospective students that they’ve probably never heard before?

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