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Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2009
Obama announces stimulus funds for research during NIH visit
Johns Hopkins angle: Several scientists from Johns Hopkins University, including faculty from the medical school in Baltimore, were among those featured at President Obama's visit to NIH to promote $5 billion in new scientific research that is being underwritten by funds from the $787 billion stimulus plan he signed into law earlier this year. Included were Kerry Stewart of the School of Medicine and Pamela Zeitlin, a pediatrics professor at Hopkins Children's Center.

Maryland Business Gazette
September 30, 2009
Obama visits NIH campus in Bethesda
Johns Hopkins angle:  This story said that the $5 billion distributed by NIH from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act went to 12,000 individual grants to universities, including Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
Md. to get millions in NIH grants
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, a total of 257 grants went to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
With a Ph.D., victim of drug abuse didn't fit stereotype
Johns Hopkins angle: Donald Jasinski, chief of the center for chemical dependency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
October 1, 2009
Crime Beat: Depressing crime day
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Donald Jasinski at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
Mercury probe shuts down instruments during flyby
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Finnegan of APL is quoted.

MSNBC
September 30, 2009
Mercury probe snaps pictures but suffers glitch
Johns Hopkins angle: APL's Ralph McNutt is quoted.

SpaceFlight Now
September 30, 2009
Mercury flyby hindered by unexplained power glitch
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Finnegan of APL comments.

New York Times
October 1, 2009
Donor Gives Lincoln Center $10 Million
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, David M. Rubenstein is on the board of JHU.

Newsweek
September 30, 2009
Nobel Fever: Place Your Bets
Johns Hopkins angle: Sharon Begley's Nobel predictions include Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

MSNBC
September 30, 2009
Virus-like particles may fast-track vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: Kawsar Talaat, a professor and influenza expert at the School of Public Health, comments in this story.

USA Today Blogs
September 30, 2009
NASA spacecraft approaches Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Finnegan of APL is quoted.

Contra Costa Times
September 30, 2009
Exercise helps speed recovery for ICU patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This LA Times story reports that a team of biomedical engineering students at the Whiting School teamed up with a doctor at the School of Medicine to develop a special walker that helps severely ill patients in the ICU move around more easily, and with fewer helpers.

Education Week
September 30, 2009
After-School Programs Net Gains in Math, Not Reading
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Slavin, the director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2009
Snoring is More Than Loud
Johns Hopkins angle: Severe nightly episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep - commonly known as sleep apnea - double the risk of death for middle-age men, according to a new study led by Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine.

Montgomery Gazette
September 30, 2009
Montgomery County must ‘connect the dots'
Johns Hopkins angle: County Councilman Michael Knapp is suggesting that his county expedite life science and advanced-technology ventures through the county's permitting process by inking agreements with the county's largest life science entities — especially Johns Hopkins University.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 1, 2009
Washington University apologizes to St. Louis University for suggesting Jesuit school took part in abortion training for doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is one of 20 universities which participate in a Family Planning Fellowship at Washington University, according to this article.

San Francisco Chronicle
October 1, 2009
Judgment Day: Heavy metal trio with strings
Johns Hopkins angle: Lewis Patzner acquired his cello performance degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Urbanite
October 2009
Higher Education Supplement
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story states that Johns Hopkins University spent more than $130 million completing a new academic quad on its Homewood campus and building a 600-bed high-rise residence hall.

Frederick News-Post
October 1, 2009
Flu-ency
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, provides advice about H1N1.

MyCentralJersey.com
October 1, 2009
Tattoo you: In living color
Johns Hopkins angle: Beata Shahriari is a tattoo artist who used to be a violinist who studied at the Peabody Institute.

Wales Online
October 1, 2009
From military medic to disaster studies professor
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Professor Alan Hawley holds an academic appointment at JHU.

Mother Nature Network
September 30, 2009
Learn about food on iTunes U
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes "Food Production, Public Health and the Environment," an iTunes U course offered by JHU which provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue in a world where one billion people are under-nourished and another billion are overweight.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
September 30, 2009
Faceoff: Bill Belichick talks lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Patriots coach Belicheck talks about his relationship with Blue Jays' coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's cross country team is first in the nation in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll for the first time in school history. Johns Hopkins, tied for the top spot with Calvin (Mich.), is the only team in the Mid-East Region ranked in the Top 25.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
Katherine P. Solano, symphony founder
Johns Hopkins angle: Solano studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Florida Today
October 1, 2009
Spacecraft snaps stunning images of Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This update on the MESSENGER space probe’s visit to Mercury includes comments from Eric Finnegan, a systems engineer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, which is managing the mission for NASA.

Chicago Sun-Times
October 1, 2009
Sleep apnea doubles risk for heart disease, premature death
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gannett News Service health feature includes comments from the study’s lead author Naresh Punjabi, an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Williams meets its new chief
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Adam Falk, dean of the Krieger School and incoming president of Williams College, addressed members of that college and local communities for the first time late Tuesday afternoon.

Wilmington Journal (N.C.)
September 30, 2009
Study Finds Racial Inequalities Cost U.S Health System Over $50 Billion a Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.

The Patriot-News (Harrsiburg, Pa.)
September 30, 2009
Proposed cuts in Educational Improvement Tax Credit program bring together different groups to preserve state aid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes a local leader who suggested that the city’s SciTech High would suffer most with cuts to the tax credit program because this money finances many of the school’s offerings, including the Johns Hopkins summer engineering program.

Forbes.com
September 30, 2009
Surgical Deaths Linked to Handling of Complications
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story about a University of Michigan study includes comments from Peter Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at JHU’s School of Medicine.
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)
Wednesday’s Q&As with Patriots coach Bill Belichick
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, Belichick comments on his passion for lacrosse and his friendship with Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse head coach Dave Pietramalla.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
September 30, 2009
Md. Guitar Maker Raises Money For Cancer Research
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on guitar maker Paul Reed Smith’s fund-raiser for the Kimmel Cancer Center. Michael Hibler, senior associate director of development at the center, is quoted.

NJ.com (Mew Jersey)
September 30, 2009
Drew professor will speak on American foreign policy in the Middle East
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Christopher Taylor, chair of the Religious Studies Department at Drew University, earned his B.A. in history from JHU.

Community Times (Westminster, Md.)
September 30, 2009
Maryland Sings' success an inspiration for director
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Bill Myers, director of the popular vocal arts program Maryland Sings, mentions that Myers is a graduate of JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.)
October 1, 2009
Palachick joins Cumberland Valley Family Physicians in Chambersburg
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Jenice Palachick, completed her master's training in family nurse practitioner at School of Nursing.

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Politico.com
October 1, 2009
Moving college into the 21st century
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote this piece about President Obama's education agenda.

NPR - All Things Considered
September 30, 2009
What Should Go Into A Teaching Degree?
Critics say too many teachers leave schools of education poorly prepared for the enormous changes taking place in the real world of teaching.

New York Times – The Choice blog
September 30, 2009
For Those Withholding SAT Scores, Advice on Completing the Common Application
Score Choice, offered by the College Board, allows applicants to withhold some SAT scores  from the colleges to which they are applying.

Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2009
UB's quest to be recognized leads to banners
The University of Baltimore plans to upgrade sidewalks and plant trees.

Inside Higher Ed
October 1, 2009
Avoiding the Next Brandeis
Supporters of college art museums are taking Brandeis University's controversial plan to sell a prized modern art collection as a wake-up call, even though the plan is currently on hold.

Inside Higher Ed
October 1, 2009
Future Docs Are Confused, Too
Study finds that half of all medical students feel undereducated about economics and health care systems.

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