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New York Times
October 1, 2009
No Texting at Dinner! Parenting in the Digital Era
Johns Hopkins angle: P.M. Forni, KSAS civility expert, was quoted on civility in the digital age.

Canadian Press
October 2, 2009
Don't text when I'm talking to you: Parents, kids clash over gadget etiquette
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni was quoted in this Canadian Press piece on civility in the digital age.

October 1, 2009
On the Debatable Existence of Infinite Darkness
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess is quoted in this lighthearted look at the nature of darkness.

Wall Street Journal
October 2, 2009
Europe Exposes Russia's Guilt in Georgia
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Svante E. Cornell, research director of the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and
co-editor of "The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia."

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2009
UM professor named ninth poet laureate
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS author Alice McDermott is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
October 2, 2009
Safety Gurus: Penalize Doctors Who Don’t Follow the Rules
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Provonost, writing in the New England Journal of Medicine with a fellow doctor
from the University of California at San Francisco, questions whether hospitals should penalize doctors and nurses who fail to follow patient safety rules, according to this article.

USA Today
October 1, 2009
Swine flu vaccine arrives, and the scramble begins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes John Bartlett, director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense
Strategies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
October 2, 2009
AIDS Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to Possible Cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from the study’s lead author, Robert Siliciano, a
professor in the School of Medicine.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 2, 2009
Kidney failure, Part 3: A revolution: trading donors
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Andrew Singer, director of the kidney transplant program at Johns
Hopkins Hospital.
October 2, 2009
Tribal push needed to quash Taliban in Pakistan: analysts
Johns Hopkins angle: This AFP wire story quotes Hasan Askari, an adjunct faculty member in the South Asia
Studies Program in the School of Advanced International Studies.

Maryland Daily Record
October 2, 2009
Millions More for Research
Johns Hopkins angle: The National Cancer Institute awards $10.4 million to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer
Center and the University of Southern California to decipher epigenetic marks in the cancer genome,
according to this brief.

Maryland Daily Record
October 2, 2009
On the Move-Business Edition/Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Victor Velculescu, a Johns Hopkins doctor, won a grant to study high throughput
sequencing of pancreatic intrapithelial neoplasia, according to this brief.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 5, 2009
Carey Business School eyes new Legg Mason tower
Johns Hopkins angle: BBJ reports sources say Johns Hopkins University’s business school may leave its
current Downtown Center for the new Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 1, 2009
Most of $145M in stimulus cash JHU received is going to the medical school
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University has won $145 million in stimulus-related research grants
from the federal government.

Hamilton Spectator (Canada)
October 1, 2009
Surgical masks as good as N95 respirators for blocking flu in hospitals: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canadian Press article refers to a Journal of the American Medical Association
editorial co-written by Trish Perl, chief epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. (KABC-TV – Los Angeles)
September 30, 2009
Baltimore City Schools becomes first in U.S. to adopt ‘Meatless Monday’
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore City Public Schools will participate in the
Meatless Monday campaign. For this step, the school system earned an award the Johns Hopkins Center for a
Livable Future, presented by Robert Lawrence, director of the center, and Michael Klag, dean of the
Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tech Journal South
October 2, 2009
Baltimore-based Arginetix lands $10.75M Series A round
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that the company’s scientific foundation is based on licensed
intellectual property of its scientific co-founders, one of whom is Dan Berkowitz, associate professor of
anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of Medicine.
October 2, 2009
Robertson: 20 Percent Inflation Possible
Johns Hopkins angle: WSE economist Steve Hanke is quoted.

Montgomery Gazette
October 2, 2009
Montgomery councilman: Need to ‘connect dots'
Johns Hopkins angle: Elaine Amir, executive director of JHU's campus in Rockville, comments.

Georgian Daily
October 1, 2009
Remembering Beslan
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by David Satter of SAIS.

Pakistan Daily Times
October 2, 2009
Tribal push needed to quash Taliban
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Hasan Askari is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 5, 2009
Stimulus aids research fundraising at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland schools
Johns Hopkins angle: In a story with very little if any apparent anchor in reality, the BBJ reports that
Johns Hopkins in 2009 “received about $570 million in federal [research] dollars — the most it has
received in five years.” In fact, FY2009 numbers have not yet been released and JHU’s federal research
expenditures have exceeded $1 billion every year since FY2002. We have asked the BBJ what data it used to
report this story.


Inside Higher Ed
October 2, 2009
Science Spending Edged Up in 2008
Colleges and universities spent a total of $51.9 billion on research development in the 2008 fiscal year,
with the federal government providing by far the biggest – but a declining – share of the total. Those
were among the findings of data from an annual survey by the National Science Foundation released

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 1, 2009
Federal Spending on Academic Research Rose Slightly in 2008
Federal spending on scientific research at universities and colleges rose slightly in 2008, following two
years of declines, but the federal share of total academic research spending again dropped, according to
figures released on Thursday by the National Science Foundation.

The New York Times
October 2, 2009
M.I.T. Taking Student Blogs to Nth Degree
Dozens of colleges are embracing student blogs as a powerful marketing tool. But so far, none of the blogs
match the interactivity and creativity of those at M.I.T., where they are posted prominently on the
admissions homepage, along with hundreds of responses from prospective applicants — all unedited.

Inside Higher Ed
October 2, 2009
Group Chemistry
With students chatting around small tables, the Chemistry Discovery Center at the University of Maryland
Baltimore County looks more like a café than a lab. There are no beakers or Bunsen burners. The students
don’t have notebooks or pencils. There is, however, an experiment going on. The goal is to boost grades,
attendance and retention in chemistry courses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 1, 2009
Some States Substitute Stimulus Dollars for Their Own Education Aid, Inspector General Says
A provision in this year's economic-stimulus law aimed at preventing states from cutting their education
budgets may be having the opposite effect, according to a new memorandum by the Education Department's
Office of Inspector General.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 1, 2009
Scientists Warn Congress Not to Overregulate High-Security Labs
A group of university and private-sector scientists convened by the National Research Council has issued a
report warning of potential problems that could arise if Congress were to overregulate laboratories that
deal with deadly pathogens.

The New York Times
September 30, 2009
With Help of Russian Business Leaders, M.B.A. School Opens in Moscow
A handful of top Russian business figures have created a Master of Business Administration program that
tackles the issues they faced themselves: bribery, relentless bureaucracy and imperfect laws. Supporters
say it will get students ready for the unpredictable, sometimes corrupt world of emerging market

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 30, 2009
Bucknell U. Investigates Letters Saying That Students Owe for Downloads
More than 300 students at Bucknell University got letters from a collection agency last week charging that
they had illegally downloaded material from Cayman Academic Resources and must pay $500 "to settle this
matter." The university suspects that the letters were part of a scam. 

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 1, 2009
NCAA Considers Easing Limits on Coaches' Calls to Recruits
Keeping track of telephone calls between college coaches and recruits has become such a burden to
athletics compliance staffs that the National Collegiate Athletic Association is considering lifting some
longstanding restrictions on such calls.

Boston Globe
September 30, 2009
Editorial – Tufts: Not in front of the roommates
College may be a time for experimentation, but even the most open-minded freshman can get a little
annoyedat a roommate who brings a sexual partner into a one-room double. Tufts University was only
upholding common courtesy when it tweaked its guest policy recently to ban sexual activity “while your
roommate is present in the room.’’ 

Johns Hopkins University