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Maryland Daily Record
October 15, 2009
Smith building dedication
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday for the new Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building on East Baltimore campus.

National Public Radio
October 14, 2009
Reality TV's Thoroughly 'Modern' Mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: Douglas Mao, chair of the English department of Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed about the misuse of the word "modern" in today's reality television.

National Public Radio
October 14, 2009
Government Keeps Close Eye On Swine Flu Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: In a project with Johns Hopkins University, the CDC is sending e-mails out to some vaccine recipients asking if they'd had any problems.

Monterey County Herald (Calif.)
October 15, 2009
More autism cases reported
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated with the Chicago Tribune, quotes Steven Goodman, an epidemiologist with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Delaware Daily Times (AP)
October 15, 2009
85,000 Iraqis killed in almost 5 years of war
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press story, a cluster study conducted between May and July 2006 by Johns Hopkins University and Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, published in the Lancet medical journal, estimated that 601,027 Iraqis had died as a result of violence. This story appeared in numerous other online publications, as well. (Canada)
October 14, 2009
Iraq puts 2004-08 death toll at over 85,000
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a cluster study conducted between May and July 2006 by Johns Hopkins University and Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, published in the Lancet medical journal, estimated that 601,027 Iraqis had died as a result of violence.

October 14, 2009
No Link Between Bypass Surgery, Memory Loss
Johns Hopkins angle: Despite reports to the contrary, having bypass surgery to help your heart does not harm your brain, according to Ola A. Selnes of the School of Medicine.

Huffington Post
October 14, 2009
Kim Jong Il, The Man With The Golden Nukes
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Joel Wit of SAIS.

October 15, 2009
Is autism genetic? Researchers hone in on an answer
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece referenced a new study, published in the journal Nature, in which a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University (led by Aravinda Chakravarti of the School of Medicine), Harvard, and several other institutions sifted through the genomes of 1,031 families that included at least two people with autism.

Portland Tribune (Oregon)
October 15, 2009
Restoring the river
Johns Hopkins angle: Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper executive director and author of the new book, “Willamette River Field Guide” ($24.95, Timber Press), earned a degree at JHU.

Belleville News Democrat (Ill.)
October 15, 2009
Tracking H1N1 vaccine affects
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Johns Hopkins University will send e-mails to at least 100,000 vaccine recipients to track side effects, no matter how small.

Fox News
October 14, 2009
Will Nuclear Robot Ship Sail Saturn's Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: Ellen Stofan has teamed up with the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University to shepherd the lake lander through proposal phases.

October 15, 2009
GLOBAL: Overlooked cures for diarrhoea deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the School of Public Health is carrying out a three-year study on zinc in Mali which is scheduled to finish in June 2010.

WMAR TV 2 Baltimore
October 14, 2009
Harford County Commissioner Forgoes Furlough
Johns Hopkins angle: Dion Guthrie says he’s donating the money to Johns Hopkins.

Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)
October 15, 2009
Manual High could get renamed
Johns Hopkins angle: Manual High has undergone changes, last year adding seventh and eighth grades at the high school as well as programmatic changes based upon research by Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2009
Rodger Doxsey, one of space telescope team's first leaders, dies at 62
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist, Matthew Mountain, was quoted in this story about Doxsey.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2009
Marion A. Hecht, teacher and activist
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Hecht earned a fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in organizational and community systems and a master's degree in administrative science, also from Hopkins, in 1983.


Wall Street Journal
October 15, 2009
M.B.A.s Seek Social Change
More business school students turn to social entrepreneurship, linking start-ups with sustainable and responsible practices, leading schools to add to their curriculum.

Inside Higher Ed
October 15, 2009
Swine Flu's Ebbs and Flows
As the H1N1 vaccine arrives on campuses, some large outbreaks have mostly subsided, while other institutions are now identifying flu-like symptoms among students, faculty and staff.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 15, 2009
Education Dept. Promises Better Policing of Tests Used to Qualify Students for Aid
The Education Department is stepping up its oversight of the tests that students without a high-school diploma or GED can use to qualify for federal student aid.

Associated Press
October 14, 2009
Amazon Kindle lightens textbook load, but flaws remain
Some students are finding they miss the decidedly low-tech conveniences of paper — highlighting, flagging pages with sticky notes and scribbling in the margins.

Washington Post
October 15, 2009
A Slow March to Change

VMI is steeped in traditions dating to 1839. Until 1997, female cadets weren't part of them.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 14, 2009
Rutgers opens new welcome center
Rutgers University this fall opened a $7.5 million welcome center in its home base of New Brunswick, N.J., with lots of parking, space to host hundreds and state-of-the-art virtual tours.

Associated Press
October 15, 2009
NDSU president resigns, saying 'It just isn't fun'
The president of North Dakota State University is resigning after criticism of the ballooning cost of his new home and a $22,000 trip to President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Johns Hopkins University