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The Washington Post
October 20, 2009
Success is in her DNA
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features and quotes Carol Greider, a molecular biologist at Johns Hopkins, who won the Nobel Prize in a field in which relatively few women thrive.

TIME.com
October 20, 2009
Are Artificial Sweeteners Really That Bad For You?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that he first artificial sweetener, saccharin, was discovered in 1879 when Constantin Fahlberg, a JHU scientist working on coal-tar derivatives, noticed a substance on his hands and arms that tasted sweet.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2009
As flu-fighting interest rises, supplies may lag
Johns Hopkins angle: Gabe D. Kelen, director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, is quoted in this story.

WBAL Radio
October 20, 2009
States Facing Swine Flu Vaccine Shortfall
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital now designates the neediest beginning with health care workers who are assigned to high risk settings, pregnant patients, and younger children.

Maryland Daily Record
October 19, 2009
Pennrose Properties’ local manager leaves company
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHH.

Maryland Daily Record
October 20, 2009
Seguro’s deal
Johns Hopkins angle: A medical equipment company in Columbia has acquired the global marketing rights to a device used in abdominal surgery, according to this brief.

Maryland Daily Record
October 20, 2009
Innovator of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego has been named one of the Daily Record's Innovators of the Year.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2009
A biased war report
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science at JHU.

CTV.ca (Canada)
October 20, 2009
Crack cocaine smoking increases risk of HIV: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canadian Press piece references an article written by David Celentano and Susan Sherman of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Frontline (India)
October 24, 2009
Unraveling genetic secrets
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about how chromosomes replicate discusses the work of Carol Greider, a School of Medicine professor who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Vermont Public Radio
October 20, 2009
Kunin: Outstanding Women In Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions Carol Greider, a School of Medicine professor who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine.

New Haven Register
October 20, 2009
Nobel winner takes big step for women
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions Carol Greider, a School of Medicine professor who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
October 20, 2009
Swine flu questions? Answers coming your way soon
Johns Hopkins angle: Flu expert Andrew Pekosz, a professor of immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will answer readers questions online about H1N1 in a live chat slated for later today.

WebMD
October 20, 2009
Medications for RA Linked to Skin Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Allan Gelber of the School of Medicine commented in this story.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 20, 2009
Flu vaccines vital for moms-to-be: a Reproductive Wellness column
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, is quoted.

CBS News
October 19, 2009
Link Disputed Between Bypass, Memory Loss
Johns Hopkins angle: Ola A. Selnes of the School of Medicine is quoted in this report.

Lower Hudson Journal News (N.Y.)
October 19, 2009
Gomez Addams, meet Edgar Allan Poe
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about John Astin, a visiting professor in the Krieger School's Writing Seminars and director of the Program in Theatre Arts & Studies. In the past, Astin played Gomez Addams in a television series and now portrays Edgar Allan Poe in performances around the country.

United Press International
October 19, 2009
Treating HIV moms-to-be protects baby
Johns Hopkins angle: This research was led by Taha E. Taha of the School of Public Health.

Chicago Daily Herald
October 19, 2009
Wilmette student killed at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU student who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing St. Paul Street.

WJZ.com
October 19, 2009
Police Look For Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run
Johns Hopkins angle: Baltimore Police search for clues to find out who was behind the wheel in a hit-and-run accident that killed Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU student. JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea as quoted, as were several students.

WMAR-TV (Channel 2 - Baltimore)
October 19, 2009
JHU Hit&Run Suspect to Turn Himself In
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news reports states that on Monday, police said someone close to the driver of a truck involved in the hit-and-run death of JHU student Miriam Frankl told them he was going to turn himself into police.

Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)
October 20, 2009
Manual principal sees academic gains
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the School Board voted to approve spending more than $200,000 to continue an agreement between Manual High School and Johns Hopkins University.

York Daily Record (Pa.)
October 19, 2009
Local man has been crafting stringed instruments in York for 25 years
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story on Mark Bluett, who makes stringed instruments, mentioned that in a blind test at Peabody Institute, one of Bluett's handmade violins competed against instruments that were 200 years old and worth $150,000.

Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2009
Lawrence E. Shulman, medical researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: Shulman was former director of the connective tissue division of the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg.com
October 20, 2009
Bank of China’s Zhu Min Is Named Central Bank Deputy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story mentions that Zhu Min received a doctorate in economics from JHU.

WTTG Channel 5 (Fox TV – Washington, D.C.)
October 19, 2009
Md. Woman Gets Unexpected Kidney
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature concerns two women who were brought together by an unexpected match and underwent kidney transplant surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Robert Montgomery, the hospital’s chief of transplantation, is quoted.


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Newsweek
October 17, 2009
The Three-Year Solution
The three-year degree could become the higher-education equivalent of the fuel-efficient car. That's both an opportunity and a warning for the best higher-education system in the world.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 20, 2009
Fulbright Program Adapts to Obama Administration's Priorities
The State Department is reviewing the disciplines and areas of the world on which it wishes to focus, with an eye toward putting President Obama's stamp on the program.

Inside Higher Ed
October 20, 2009
Admissions Flexibility
A new survey suggests modest movement by colleges away from standards that use strict measures of academic performance and potential.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 16, 2009
Researchers Find Way to Reduce Energy Used by Computer Processors
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a structure that would allow computers to process large amounts of information using less electrical energy.


Inside Higher Ed
October 16, 2009
Out-of-State Dreams
At a time when getting admitted to many flagship universities is harder than ever, a growing number are considering plans to increase enrollments–dramatically in some cases–of out-of-state applicants.

Washington Post
October 20, 2009
Bathroom blast enhances college's Midnight Madness
During Georgetown University's Midnight Madness festivities, a police officer noticed that her pistol was not in her purse, a shot was fired into a bathroom fixture and a student was arrested.


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