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USA Today
October 7, 2009
High-tech 'scribes' help transfer medical records into electronic form
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Stephanie Reel, chief information officer at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2009
Hopkins flu researcher analyzes the H1N1 threat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Andrew Pekosz of the School of Public Health.

Times Higher Education Supplement
October 2009
Top 200 world universities
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is ranked 13th, the same as last year, in the THES annual ranking of the world's top 200 universities.

NPR Morning Edition
October 8, 2009
China's Economic Leverage Over U.S. Growing
Johns Hopkins angle: James Mann of the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS is quoted.

Washington Times
October 8, 2009
In rarity, second woman receives Nobel
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shared the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
October 7, 2009
2 Americans, 1 Israeli win Nobel for studies of the protein-making factories within cells
Johns Hopkins angle: Rachel Green of the School of Medicine is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Bloomberg
October 8, 2009
U.S., Israeli Scientists Win Nobel for Ribosome Work (Update2)
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Carol Greider of the SoM shared the Nobel Prize in medicine.

National Public Radio
October 8, 2009
The Telltale Wombs Of Lewiston, Maine
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this report, Jack Wennberg, did his residency at Johns Hopkins.

WBALTV.com
October 7, 2009
Docs Give Tips To Avoid Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Milstone of the SoM talks about avoiding swine flu.

Stockton Record
October 8, 2009
The serious side of bassooning
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions oboe player Vladimir Lande and pianist Irina Kaplan Lande of Peabody.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 8, 2009
Modesty program for 'tween' girls stops in South Hills
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Janet Rosenbaum, a postdoctoral fellow who studies teen sexuality at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
October 8, 2009
Stem cell vaccine for cancer step nearer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that researchers at JHU believe that they have uncovered how the bacteria could be a trigger for some types of cancer.

Newark Star Ledger
October 8, 2009
Health care reform: All a Twitter
Johns Hopkins angle: Article authors Chris Beyrer, Sonal Singh and David Sullivan Jr. are faculty members at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Edinburgh Journal (Scotland)
October 7, 2009
Study finds possible use for 'junk' DNA
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University last summer announced that plant 'junk' DNA may be key in helping scientists improve the control of gene expressions in transgenic crops.

Barcelona Reporter
October 8, 2009
Swine Flu Vaccine H1N1 Things You Need To Know
Johns Hopkins angle: Frank Witter, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins, is quoted on the importance of getting the H1N1 vaccine.

Elmira Star-Gazette (N.Y.)
October 7, 2009
Darwin scholar to speak at Corning CC next week
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sheila Ann Dean, who will speak on "Charles Darwin: After the 'Origin' and Before the 'Descent,'" received her doctorate in history of science from JHU.

La Jolla Light (California)
October 7, 2009
News Briefs: Mulligan on dean's list
Johns Hopkins angle: This item mentions that Matthew Mulligan of La Jolla was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at JHU and that Mulligan, who is majoring in economics, is expected to graduate in May 2011.

Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland)
October 7, 2009
Knapp proposes 10-point economic plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Montgomery County Councilman Mike Knapp is pushing to establishing a memorandum of understanding with JHU, which owns one of the largest properties in the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
October 7, 2009
Goucher greener, Hopkins not
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this blog, Johns Hopkins earned a B-minus on the College Sustainability Report Card.

Sacramento Bee
October 8, 2009
UCD health staffers must get vaccinations for flu or wear masks
Johns Hopkins angle: Arthur Silverstein, a professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins Medical School and a flu pandemic expert, is quoted.

New Kerala (India)
October 8, 2009
Single-letter genetic change linked to autism
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Aravinda Chakravarti, a professor in the School of Medicine who is affiliated with the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

ABC2News.com
October 8, 2009
Hopkins 'Samurai' Poster Causes Controversy
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on controversy surrounding the design of a poster being used by a candidate for student government.

Catonsville Times
October 7, 2009
Young student has strong desire to help others
Johns Hopkins angle: Paula Shell, a development coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Office of Child Development, is quoted in this story about Kids Helping Kids.

Baltimore Messenger
October 7, 2009
Faces, places come to cartoon life
Johns Hopkins angle: Salem Reiner, Johns Hopkins University's liason between the Homewood, is mentioned in this story about Charles Village.

Maryland Daily Record
October 8, 2009
News Briefs Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Localist Corp., a Baltimore-based social calendar company, has been selected to provide an interactive events calendar to the Johns Hopkins University’s 20,000 students and faculty.

Columbus Dispatch
October 8, 2009
Marion deputy faked cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of an Ohio sheriff's deputy who committed suicide last week after pretending for years that he had cancer while scamming his family and colleagues out of thousands of dollars in charitable donations to pay for phony medical bills from Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WBAL Radio
October 8, 2009
Ohio Deputy Lied About Baltimore Cancer Treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: An Ohio sheriff's deputy who committed suicide last week pretended for years that he had cancer while scamming his family and colleagues out of thousands of dollars in charitable donations to pay for phony medical bills from Johns Hopkins Hospital, authorities said Wednesday.

Salisbury Post (NC)
October 8, 2009
Catawba gives four grads Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Johns Hopkins angle: Nancy Foster Councill earned a master's degree from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2009
Sports Digest/Men's college lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Towson assistant coach Shawn Nadelen (Johns Hopkins) was promoted to associate head coach.

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Washington Post
October 8, 2009
Obama Aims to Boost Funding For Pell Grants by $40 Billion
The influx might not ensure that the grants will recover and sustain the purchasing power they once held.

Inside Higher Ed
October 8, 2009
Served, Yes, But Well-Served?
Of the 10 colleges and universities whose students received the most Pell Grant funds in 2008-9, seven were for-profit institutions.

Inside Higher Ed
October 8, 2009
U.S. Decline or a Flawed Measure?
New British rankings of universities worldwide suggests that American dominance is eroding, but is the methodology meaningful?

Washington Post
October 8, 2009
Md. University System to Adopt Rules on Use of Pornographic Films
Maryland's state university system will be the first in the nation to adopt rules governing the acceptable use of pornographic movies on campus.

New York Times
October 8, 2009
A House as a Symbol of Openness
Brian W. Casey, the president of DePauw University, has reinvented the traditional college president’s house by opening it up to students.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2009
UM astronomer discovers huge new ring around Saturn
Almost 400 years after Galileo spied Saturn's iconic ring system, a University of Maryland astronomer has discovered another gigantic but invisible ring around the planet.

Inside Higher Ed
October 8, 2009
Quick Takes: Campuses Continue to See New H1N1 Cases
The highest rates of activity are in states in the Mid-Atlantic.

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