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Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2009
Dunbar opens with complete new look
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center spoke at Dunbar High School's opening day ceremonies.

Voice of America
September 1, 2009
H1N1: Do Rich Nations Have Obligation to Help Developing World Tackle Flu Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Karron, director of the Center for Immunization Research and the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, was interviewed.

The Washington Post
Sept. 1, 2009
Q & A Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health, answers questions in this weekly Q&A.

The Washington Post
Sept. 1, 2009
London's Calling: From Cop to Coach
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Virginia cop who became a football coach, mentions Johns Hopkins.

The Wall Street Journal
Sept. 1, 2009
Patients Get Power of Fast Response
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions JHH and the case of 18-month-old Josie King who died at the hospital.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 31, 2009
The Canon of College Majors Persists Amid Calls for Change
Johns Hopkins angle: The story says that according to lore, the academic terms "major" and "minor" first appeared in 1877, in a Johns Hopkins University course catalog.

Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2009
Doubt cast on value of PSA test
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick C. Walsh, university distinguished service professor of urology at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.

Kansas City Infozine
September 1, 2009
Do Rich Nations Have Obligation to Help Developing World Tackle Flu Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Karron, director of the Center for Immunization Research and the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, is quoted.
Baltimore Sun

September 1, 2009
Libya's Kadafi: the method in his madness
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece, which also appeared on several other publications' Web sites, was written by Daniel Morri, who holds a master's degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Space Daily
September 1, 2009
New Horizons Checks Out, Enters Hibernation
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Hersman, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2009
Lab at Chesapeake High designed to bring students into real world
Johns Hopkins angle: David Peloff, program director for emerging technologies at the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Technology in Education, commented in this story.

Kansas City Infozine

September 1, 2009

NIH Study Reveals New Genetic Culprit in Deadly Skin Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: A researcher from the Kimmel Cancer Center was part of a team that has identified a new group of genetic mutations involved in the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma.

Nursing Times
September 1, 2009
HIV subtype linked to increased dementia risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study,led by School of Medicine researchers, which is the first to show that a specific type of HIV has any effect on cognitive impairment, one of the most common complications of uncontrolled HIV infection.

Mangalorean.com (IANS)
September 1, 2009
Carbon monoxide increases health risk to elderly heart patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), even well below permissible national limits, may hasten hospitalization of elderly cardiac patients, according to a new study co-authored by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Indiana Gazette (AP)
September 1, 2009
How my son's first cavity threw me for a loop
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Ada Hamosh, a geneticist and pediatrician at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2009
Coming to Baltimore: "Fresh," a film about food
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that the screening of a film titled "Fresh" will be sponsored, in part, by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future.

Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2009
Malcolm G. Vinzant Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Vinzant was an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate level courses in education.

NewScientist.com (U.K.)
August 31, 2009
Folded nanoboxes could open door to nano-circuits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new self-folding nanoscale structures developed by Whiting School researchers led by David Gracias, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

HealthDay
September 1, 2009
Driving After Binge Drinking More Common Than Believed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Kansas City InfoZine

September 1, 2009
NIH Study Reveals New Genetic Culprit in Deadly Skin Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that in addition to NIH scientists, this team included a researcher from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

VOA News (Voice of America)
September 1, 2009
H1N1: Do Rich Nations Have Obligation to Help Developing World Tackle Flu Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is based on an interview with Ruth Karron, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Center for Immunization Research and the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative.

Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pa.)
September 1, 2009
How my son's first cavity threw me for a loop
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press feature includes information from Ada Hamosh, a geneticist and pediatrician at the School of Medicine.

Detroit News
September 1, 2009
Business Briefs: Medicare Advantage plans work, researchers find
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item states that a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins found that Medicare Advantage plans offered by Priority Health and similar insurance organizations nationwide lowered the rate of preventable hospitalization better than the fee-for-service model used by traditional Medicare.

Space Daily
September 1, 2009
New Horizons Checks Out, Enters Hibernation
Johns Hopkins angle: This update about the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft includes comments from mission system engineer Chris Hersman of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.


The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
September 1, 2009
Gene trick in cholera potency
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a research team led by infectious disease expert Rita Colwell, an adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School of  public Health.

AllAfrica.com
August 28, 2009
Botswana: Microbes May Hold Key to Malaria Control
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to Johns Hopkins malaria research and includes comments from George Dimopoulos, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

TechNewsWorld.com
August 31, 2009
The Roadblocks to Making Prosthetic Miracles Happen Every Day
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Stuart Harshbarger, project manager for DARPA's prosthetic push and biomedicine team leader at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

ABC News
September 1, 2009
Top 5 Ways College Kids Will Get Swine Flu
With the combination of close living quarters, communal restrooms and large parties where cups and cans are swapped between friends, immunology experts say it's not a great surprise college kids are among the hardest hit by the flu.

Wall Street Journal
September 1, 2009
White House to Brief Obama on H1N1 Flu
Officials are bracing for an expected rise in cases as children and college students return to school. Dozens of students on several college campuses have already reported flu-like symptoms.

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
August 31, 2009
Keeping College Kids on Track
The video clip highlights Purdue University’s Signals project, which detects early warning signs and provides intervention to students who may not be performing to the best of their abilities before they reach a critical point.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
August 31, 2009
A Student Changes Her College Plans Because of the Cost
The blog highlights an article in The Olympian in Olympia, Wash., which tells the story of a freshman at the University of Washington who had to drop out even before school began because her family can’t afford to send her.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
August 31, 2009
A New Web Site for Tweets From Colleges
Looking to take the temperature of a campus from afar, with some help from new media and social networking? GlobalQuad.com, a site launched last week, chronicles college life via Twitter.

Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2009
Labor Day and the American Dream – Opinion
Days before Labor Day, this op-ed argues "that while college is a good way to gain human capital, it's not the only way. Other skills matter, too: from the ability to communicate and work in groups to old-fashioned virtues such as punctuality and reliability."

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 31, 2009
5 College Majors On the Rise
Academic experts, business analysts, and economic forecasters helped identify five emerging areas of study: Service science, health informatics, computational science, sustainability, and public health.


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