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Education Week
November 10, 2009
Web Connects K-12 Students With Scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Public Health epidemiologists Derek Cummings and Justin Lessler participated in an online forum about H1N1 as a part of the "Swine Online" program at Cogito.org, a Web site produced by the Center for Talented Youth. The story also quotes Linda E. Brody, the director of the Study of Exceptional Talent at CTY.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
November 10, 2009
US health care sector emits 8 percent of greenhouse gases; hospitals are largest contributors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece quotes Brent Kim of JHU's Center for a Livable Future.

Discover
November 2009
A Yardstick for the Universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the work of Krieger School astrophysicist, Adam Riess.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
November 10, 2009
Medical School: Anatomy’s Out, Systems Biology’s In
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog column mentions that in a new case-based teaching method at Johns Hopkins, students might have a unit on heart disease where they look at sample heart attack cases to understand the genetics of heart disease, the physiology of the heart, medication options, costs and benefits of various treatments and how environment can affect heart disease risks.

Christian Science Monitor
November 10, 2009
Will a longer school day help close the achievement gap?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander is quoted in this article.

Baltimore Sun
November 11, 2009
Kidney swap involves series of selfless acts
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about kidney "swaps" mentioned that such swaps have taken place for several years at a handful of medical institutions nationwide, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, the first to do the procedure in 2001.

Asia Times Online
November 11, 2009
In the beginning was Tiananmen
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Yuan Shikai, a warlord who had been a leading general in the former Qing army, was advised by Frank Goodnow, who later became president of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 11, 2009
Dundalk family wants to bring sibling's remains home
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Buddy Bayne studied at Johns Hopkins, hoping to someday become a doctor.

Tuscaloosa News (Al.)
November 11, 2009
Bill would block same-sex benefits
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that JHU offers same-sex benefits to employees.

Washington Post
November 11, 2009
Montgomery draws a car-free blueprint for growth/Council backs plan that pushes development near transit stations
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the planned "Science City" of which JHU is a part.

Business Gazette (Maryland)
November 11, 2009
Gaithersburg West plan pushed back
Johns Hopkins angle: Elaine Amir, executive director of Hopkins's 38-acre campus in Rockville, is quoted in this story reporting that the Montgomery County Council is holding off on the controversial blueprint for a 900-acre "Science City" between Gaithersburg and Rockville while key aspects of a comprehensive strategy for the future of the county's biotech sector take shape.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
November 10, 2009
Study: Baltimore Unsafe For Pedestrians, Cyclists
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a new study that ranks Maryland and the Baltimore area among the worst in pedestrian and bicycling safety mentions that JHU student Miriam Frankl was killed recently by a driver while crossing a street.

Baltimore Sun
November 11, 2009
Maryland cyclists, pedestrians at risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor about pedestrian safety mentions the recent death of 20-year-old JHU undergrad, Miriam Frankl, who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while she was crossing St. Paul St.

Baltimore Sun
November 10, 2009
Md. must consider tax increases
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions that cuts in spending have meant $7.5 million less in cancer research funding to the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
November 10, 2009
Howard adopts restriction on indoor tanning beds
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernard Cohen, director of Pediatric Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, comments on this story about legislation to keep teens and children out of tanning salons.

People’s Daily Online (China)
November 11, 2009
Lack of exercise may not explain teen obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article 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.

Times LIVE (South Africa)
November 11, 2009
Lack of exercise not behind rise in teen obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports on research by Youfa Wang of the School of Public Health, which reveals that found the amount of physical activity among U.S. teens has not in fact changed significantly over the past two decades while the population, including children, has got heavier.

Pacific Daily News (Guam)
November 10, 2009
'To live is to learn, that's how we grow'
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a Web site, "Reflections of An Expatriate on Cambodia's Past, Present, and Future," by a former international civil servant, and former professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Naranhkiri Tith.

Courier-News (Chicago)
November 11, 2009
New meaning to 'business promotion'
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that JHU alumnus Lt. Col. Michael Fenzel of the U.S. Army will speak this morning as part of Hampshire High School's Veterans Day celebrations.

ABC2News.com (Baltimore)
November 10, 2009
A Woman's Journey
Johns Hopkins angle: This report focuses on A Woman's Journey, a health conference sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital and aimed at helping women become healthier. It will be held this weekend in Baltimore.

Valley Advocate (Ct.)
November 12, 2009
Pandemic Report: Farm to You?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Ellen Silbergeld, an epidemiologist who is a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
November 11, 2009
Loyola women to face W.Va. in NCAA soccer tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sports Digest notes that in women's soccer, Johns Hopkins junior defender Jessica Hnatiuk (John Carroll) was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and that in men's soccer, Johns Hopkins will play Misericordia in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Salisbury at 11 a.m. Saturday.

New York Times
November 8, 2009
Alice S. Rossi, Sociologist and Feminist Scholar, Dies at 87
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obit, Rossi taught at JHU.

Astrobiology Magazine
November 9, 2009
The Stars My Destination
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on the Voyager 1 and 2 space vehicles, which have reached the outer limits of our solar system, includes comments from Tom Krimigis, emeritus head of space science at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Journal of the American Medical Association
November 11, 2009
Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviews the book “Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine,” published this year by JHU Press.

PNN Online – Nonprofit News and Information Resource
November 10, 2009
Escalating Pension Costs Hurting Nonprofits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a survey release by the Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project and includes comments from Lester M. Salamon, report author and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

Laboratory Equipment
November 10, 2009

Researchers Turn Conductor into Insulator
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on new research led by the Whiting School’s Howard
E. Katz, a professor of materials science and engineering.

Nanowerk News (Hawaii)
November 9, 2009
New transparent insulating nanocoating 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.

Science Centric (Bulgaria)
November 10, 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.

Bellingham Herald (Washington State)
November 11, 2009
Tennis club & fitness center collect 130 coats for needy people
Johns Hopkins angle: This local news column mentions that Jake Jaffe was named to the dean’s list for spring 2009 semester at JHU.

Stamford Advocate (Conn.)
November 10, 2009
Helicopter tragedy claims Sectra's Goble
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for businessman and medical-imaging pioneer John Corban Goble mentions that Goble earned a degree in medical physics from JHU.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
November 10, 2009
Researchers Urge Colleges and Federal Agencies to Coordinate Efforts for Women in Science
Women with Ph.D.'s in the sciences will keep "leaking out" of the tenure pipeline if colleges and the federal agencies that award grant money to researchers don't work together.

Washington Post
November 11, 2009
Naval Academy defends move to adjust image on national TV
Leaders tinkered with the composition of the color guard that appeared at a World Series game last month so the group would not be exclusively white and male.

Associated Press
November 11, 2009
Schools shun Kindle, saying blind can't use it
Amazon's Kindle can read books aloud, but if you're blind it can be difficult to turn that function on without help. Two universities say they will shun the device until Amazon changes the setup.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 10, 2009
Panel Discusses How Digital Medical Records Alter the Learning Experience for New Doctors
The shift toward electronic medical records threatens to depersonalize and short-circuit the teaching of medical students, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
November 10, 2009
Publishing in Peril
Recent state budget cuts in education leave some university publishers pinched.

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