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New York Times
October 5, 2009
Three Americans Share Nobel for Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine quotes co-winner Carol Greider of the School of Medicine.

The New York Times
October 5, 2009
Trio Wins Medicine Nobel For Aging Research
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine has been named
a co-winner of won the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic
operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

National Public Radio
October 5, 2009
Americans Win Nobel Medicine Prize For Insights Into Aging, Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine is a co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in
physiology or medicine.

National Public Radio
October 5, 2009
All Things Considered: Three Americans Share Nobel Medicine Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the SoM shares a 2009 Nobel Prize.

Washington Post
October 5, 2009
3 Americans Share 2009 Nobel Medicine Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine has been named a
co-winner of won the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations
of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
October 5, 2009
Americans Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak win Nobel medicine prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine has
been named a co-winner of won the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the
genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Baltimore Sun
October 5, 2009
Hopkins professor among Nobel winners in medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press story reports that SoM's Carol Greider shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in
medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired
new lines of research into cancer.

CNN
October 5, 2009
3 Americans win medicine Nobel for chromosome research
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shares a 2009 Nobel
Prize in medicine with two other American researchers.

BBC
October 5, 2009
Nobel prize for chromosome find
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shares a 2009 Nobel
Prize in medicine with two other American researchers.

United Press International
October 5, 2009
U.S. scientists win Nobel Prize-medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that the School of Medicine's Carol Greider shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in
medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Scientific American
October 5, 2009
Nobel Prize in Medicine shared by three U.S. genetic researchers
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shares a 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine with
two other American researchers.

Science News
October 5, 2009
Nobel Prize in medicine awards discovery of telomeres and telomerase
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shares a 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine with
two other American researchers.

Yahoo! News (AFP)
October 5, 2009
US trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for research on aging
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Press story reports that the School of Medicine's Carol Greider shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Bloomberg
October 5, 2009
‘Immortality Enzyme’ Wins Three Americans Nobel Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Bloomberg reports that the School of Medicine's Carol Greider shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Telegraph (UK)
October 5, 2009
Three Americans win Nobel prize for medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shares a 2009 Nobel Prize.

CBC.ca (Canada)
October 5, 2009
Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to U.S. trio
Johns Hopkins angle: More coverage of Carol Greider of the School of Medicine, who shares a 2009 Nobel Prize.

News.au.com (Australia)
October 6, 2009
Nobel first for Elizabeth Blackburn
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Carol Greider of the SoM shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in
physiology or medicine with Australian Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak.

IBN Live
October 5, 2009
3 Americans win medicine Nobel Prize for cancer work
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that School of Medicine's Carol Greider shares the 2009 Nobel
Prize in medicine.

Abc2NEWS.com (Baltimore)
October 5, 2009
Hopkins Professor Wins Nobel Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: Channel 2 reports that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine has won the 2009 Nobel
Prize for medicine.

Voice of America
October 5, 2009
3 US Based Scientists Capture the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This VOA News story reports that School of Medicine's Carol Greider shares the 2009
Nobel Prize in medicine.

The Washington Post
Sept. 30, 2009
The Hollow Language of Sanctions
In the “On Leadership” blog, Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta comments on how the world’s governments
should deal with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Baltimore Sun
October 5, 2009
Proportion of 8-year-olds diagnosed with autism is up 50% in 2 years, CDC says
Johns Hopkins angle: Steven Goodman, an epidemiologist with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health, is quoted in this article about autism.

Washington Post
October 4, 2009
Some Say Md. Research Center Will Be a Study in Sprawl
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about JHU's proposed "science city" quotes Elaine Amir, who heads Johns
Hopkins's Montgomery campus.

Washington Post
October 4, 2009
Previous Owner's Family Aren't Fans of Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the family who owned Belward, one of the last large pieces
of undeveloped land in Montgomery County, are not enthusiastic about some elements of Johns Hopkins
University's proposed science city. David McDonough, who is spearheading the project for JHU, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 4, 2009
Death becomes him
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS Visiting Professor John Astin is quoted in this article about Edgar Allan Poe.

National Public Radio
October 4, 2009
What You Need To Know About Swine Flu Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Frank Witter, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins University,
comments on the H1N1 vaccine.

New Kerala (India)
October 5, 2009
Mind is a factor in health and healing
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that nurse researchers and clinicians at JHU’s School of
Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Hospital are studying the mind-body intersection.

Birmingham News (Alabama)
October 5, 2009
UAB, partners to share cervical cancer grant
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at JHU are collaborating with those at The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
on an $11.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for clinical research aimed at cutting
deaths and costs related to cervical cancer.

Middle East Online
October 5, 2009
Confrontation with Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: Melvin Goodman, a KSAS instructor, wrote this commentary.

Scranton Times Tribune
October 4, 2009
Old Forge native makes her mark at John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of Catherine DeAngelis, a professor of pediatrics who was the first woman vice
dean at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 5, 2009
The thinking behind pink
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features a photo of people lining up in the shape of a breast cancer
awareness "pink ribbon" at the Johns Hopkins Clinical Building construction site on Thursday.

Baltimore Sun
October 2, 2009
Obama names Corvington, veteran of nonprofit groups, to national service post
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press article, Patrick Corvington, who will head the
Corporation for National and Community Service, is a JHU alumnus,.

Baltimore Sun
October 4, 2009
College football
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins 40, Muhlenberg 27.

Baltimore Sun
October 4, 2009
Elizabeth W. Brandt
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Brandt worked as a secretary at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's neuroradiological
department.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 5, 2009
America Falling: Longtime Dominance in Education Erodes
Many higher-education experts say the recent economic crisis at once exacerbates and masks a continuing and
more systemic problem: While the United States remains a world leader in virtually every measure of
academic and research quality, its dominance is eroding.

Boston Globe
MIT drops the big essay
October 3, 2009
The college that once told high school seniors to stop cramming so many extracurricular activities on their
resumes has taken another step towards making applications less stressful – MIT has done away with the
traditional, and much fussed-over, long essay.

The New York Times
October 2, 2009
Colleges Often Turn a Blind Eye to Student Gambling Problems
While colleges often take students’ alcohol and drug problems seriously, they are typically less aggressive in dealing with gambling addiction. In response, a national panel has urged top administrators and addiction specialists to establish gambling-related policies, launch informational campaigns to raise awareness of the potential for gambling addiction and to start incorporating the messages into already-widespread efforts to combat substance abuse.

Inside Higher Ed
October 2, 2009
Painful Lesson on Patents
A federal court's ruling denying Stanford rights to a researcher's invention points to tension over policies on institutional vs. faculty ownership.

USA Today
October 5, 2009
Online education expands for U.S. need, awaits innovation
This Reuters article reports that nearly one in four students take at least some college courses online, up from one in 10 in 2002, and that 2 million students, most older than the traditional 18-22 year-old undergraduates, take all their courses online and 2 million more take one or more online courses.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 4, 2009
In New Pentagon-NSF Grants, Social Scientists See Reason for Hope and Caution
In a 2008 speech, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates called for a new spirit of cooperation between the military and academe. His vision came a step closer to reality Friday, when the National Science Foundation announced 17 national-security-related social-science projects that will receive grants under a
special agreement with the Department of Defense.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 2, 2009
Report Calls for Added Science in Psychology Ph.D. Programs
A group of psychologists is proposing a new accreditation system for graduate psychology programs that offer Ph.D.'s, saying such programs should emphasize scientific training more than the current accrediting
system does.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 5, 2009
Asia Rising: Countries Funnel Billions Into Universities
Across East Asia, governments are funneling resources into elite universities, financing basic research, and expanding access to vocational and junior colleges, all with the goal of driving economic development.

Baltimore Sun
October 3, 2009
Freshmen at large universities embrace 'psychologically smaller' approach to college life
This Associated Press story states that cattle-call approaches to higher education are increasingly out of fashion. At many schools, from large public universities to selective liberal arts colleges, first-year students increasingly live and learn in small groups with those who share similar interests — everything from environmental activism to budding cyber entrepreneurs.

The New York Times
Prepaid College Savings Plans Might Not Cover All Costs
October 4, 2009
In the last two decades, more than a million families around the country have invested in state funds that pledged to cover the cost of attending their state’s public colleges and universities. But in the last year, the stock market slump and rising college costs have combined to drive all but two of the nation’s 18 such funds, known as prepaid college savings plans, into the red, jeopardizing those pledges.

Johns Hopkins University