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Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2009
New president installed at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of Sunday's installation of Ronald J. Daniels as the 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
September 14, 2009
Nonprofit Groups Upset at Exclusion From Health Bills
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester M. Salamon, director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

The Washington Post
September 14, 2009
Colleges Seeing Lots of Early Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the large numbers flu showing up on university and college campuses, mentions JHU.

The Washington Post
September 14, 2009
Staying Loyal or Cutting Losses
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey School of Business, answers a question about a former member of President Obama’s administration, in this weekly feature.

The Washington Post
September 14, 2009
30 Years Later, Visit to China Still Resonates
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a professional basketball team’s return trip to China, mentions that Stephen Markscheid, a SAIS professor, accompanied the team as an guide and interpreter.

The Washington Post
September 13, 2009
The Young College Try
Johns Hopkins angle: Matt Bowden, communications coordinator at JH’s Center for Talented Youth, is mentioned in this article about a young prodigy.

The Washington Post
September 13, 2009
Washington Literary Calendar
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Dave Smith, a professor of poetry at Johns Hopkins University and the author of "The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000," will read and discuss his work in Washington this week.

The Washington Post
September 14, 2009
Third Wedding’s a Charm for Denyce Graves
Johns Hopkins angle: This article chronicles the wedding of the opera singer and JH transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery.

Wall Street Journal
September 14, 2009
Maryland Reins in Hospital Costs by Setting Rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Ronald Peterson, president of the JHU health system, was interviewed for this story about hospital costs in the state.

Wall Street Journal
September 14, 2009
The Nobel Prize Will Go to…
Johns Hopkins angle: This article names Carol Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Professor of Oncology at JHU’s School of Medicine, as a candidate to win the Nobel Prize in science.

Maryland Daily Record
September 14, 2009
On the Move – Legal Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Ronni H. Monaghan, a former director of institutional research at JHU, has joined a local law firm.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2009
Digital tools let doctors see patients via Internet
Johns Hopkins angle: Alex Nason, the telehealth program director, is quoted in this piece.

USA Today
September 14, 2009
Testing for toxics at schools sparks questions, lawsuits
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Keeve Nachman, an environmental toxicologist with Johns Hopkins University.

Jacksonsville Observer (Gannett News Service)
September 14, 2009
Budget, Avis Ban Smoking in Cars
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that secondhand smoke is significantly more concentrated in cars than it is in bars, restaurants and other public places, according to a study released last month by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (McClatchy-Tribune News)
September 14, 2009
African-American troops awarded the highest honor
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions two JHU Press books, "Faces of the Civil War" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004) and "Faces of the Confederacy" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

Gant Daily (Pa.)
September 14, 2009
Alcohol Testing Truck Drivers Brings Down DUI-Related Crashes
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News story notes that researchers from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University said the testing programs have contributed to the reduction in alcohol being a factor in crashes by about 23 percent.

Bloomberg News
September 14, 2009
Cell Pioneers Gurdon, Yamanaka Honored With Lasker Award
Johns Hopkins angle: New York City Mayor and JHU alumnus Michael Bloomberg is a winner of the 2009 Lasker Awards. This story mentions that Bloomberg used his personal wealth to advance health research. The Bloomberg School of Public Health at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is named in his honor.

MLive.com (Michigan)
September 14, 2009
Bozeman firm testing norovirus vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions that Johns Hopkins is one of the sites for the LigoCyte trial.

Herald Sun (Australia)
September 14, 2009
AUSTRALIANS are the biggest exploiters of Thailand's child sex industry, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece sites a Johns Hopkins University study.

Ahmedabad Mirror (India)
September 14, 2009
Pneumococcal disease kills an Indian child every four minutes
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story quotes Mathuram Santosham, professor of International Health and Pediatrics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Annapolis Capital
September 13, 2009
Study: Feds will need to fill health-related jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News service story quotes Martha Hill, dean of the School of Nursing.

Associated Press of Pakistan
September 14, 2009
Changing ground reality in insurgency-hit areas needs economic stimulus, not bombings- Haqqani
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that Ambassador Husain Haqqani has taught at JHU.

Durango Herald (Colorado)
September 14, 2009
Blindness medication has added benefit
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Sheila West of Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute.

Des Moines Register
September 13, 2009
Reporter to explore Rwanda's green revival
Johns Hopkins angle: Reporter Perry Beeman is heading to Rwanda as part of an International Reporting Project fellowship at SAIS.

Albany Times-Union
September 13, 2009
Letter to the Editor: A rebound? Not yet in America
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter mentions Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Green Bay Press Gazette (Wisconsin)
September 13, 2009
Bicyclists descend upon Door Co. for Century Ride
Johns Hopkins angle: The Century Ride raises money for the Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2009
State roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins 35, Randolph-Macon 31.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2009
Judith C. Gehret
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Gehret, a computer programmer and faculty member at what is now the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Quoted was Laurie Schwab Zabin, professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2009
Corrine Callahan, homemaker and nurse
Johns Hopkins angle: Callahan completed her training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

EE (Electrical Engineering) Times
September 14, 2009
Researchers craft automated surgical gear
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that JHU researchers are trying to fuse optical and electromechanical sensors to enable more accurate surgical instruments. Peter Kazanzides, an associate research professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Computer Science, is quoted.

USA Today
September 14, 2009
Budget, Avis ban smoking in cars
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a recent Bloomberg School of Public Health study that found that secondhand smoke is significantly concentrated in cars.

Japan Today
September 14, 2009
1 year after Lehman collapse, Japan wrestles with wakeup call for change
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Kent Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies in JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Huffington Post
September 13, 2009
Autoimmune Disease: How To Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column quotes Douglas Kerr, an associate professor of neurology in the School of Medicine, from his foreword to “The Autoimmune Epidemic.”

The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
September 14, 2009
Tyson nets winner for William Smith
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that William Smith College recorded a 1-0 women's soccer victory over fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday in the first game of the Heron Cup.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 14, 2009
Health groups reconsider circumcision stance
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Ronald Gray, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Santa Fe New Mexican
September 12, 2009
Santa Fe youths driven to help
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature spotlights the social service work of Ashley Jaramillo, 22, who is working on a masters' degree at JHU.

American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)
September 14, 2009
Recital dedicated to Berggren
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to an upcoming performance by Darci Bultema, a vocal soprano who has a master's and graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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Washington Post – The Big Money blog
September 11, 2009
A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges
Undergraduate education is on the verge of a radical reordering. Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet. The business model that sustained private U.S. colleges cannot survive.

New York Times
September 14, 2009
Police Find Body Believed to Be Missing Yale Student
The six-day search for a missing Yale graduate student appeared to end on Sunday with the discovery of a body in the wall of a laboratory building.

Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2009
The Quietest Trillion
The furor over President Obama's trillion-dollar restructuring of American health care has left his other trillion-dollar plan starved for attention. That's how much the federal balance sheet will expand over the next decade if Mr. Obama can convince Congress to approve his pending takeover of the student-loan market.

Washington Post
September 12, 2009
U-Md. Heightens Effort to Bottle Up Excessive Partying
The University of Maryland has had a party school reputation for decades, despite measurable improvements in its academics and research. This fall, the campus police more than doubled the number of officers on patrol each night as part of a back-to-school initiative that will wrap up Sept. 25.

Washington Post
September 12, 2009
Funding Cuts Leave Area Colleges Gasping
State funding for higher education is eroding in Virginia and Maryland, reflecting a national retrenchment for public colleges and universities.

Associated Press
September 14, 2009
Growing Mich. college swaps tuition for property
Finlandia University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will receive an athletic field and a classroom building that's no longer needed by the public schools in Hancock, a former mining town of 4,900. In exchange, for at least the next 12 years graduates of Hancock Central High School who qualify for admission to Finlandia will get free tuition.

Inside Higher Ed
September 14, 2009
The To-Do List - Opinion
Robert Zemsky is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and chair and CEO of its Learning Alliance for Higher Education. This essay, the first of two parts, is drawn from his new book, "Making Reform Work," from Rutgers University Press.

Inside Higher Ed
September 14, 2009
Calculation That Doesn't Add Up
If the U.S. News & World Report factor that would-be students and their families care about is a percentage of full-time faculty, you can't count on the numbers about research universities to be correct. The two universities with the top scores in this category (both claiming 100 percent full-time faculty) have both acknowledged to Inside Higher Ed that they do not include adjunct faculty members in their calculations.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2009
Morgan attacks planned online Ph.D. program
Morgan State University has objected to the creation of a doctoral program for aspiring community college administrators at the University of Maryland, University College, raising questions about how the state will handle competition between traditional universities and their online peers.

New York Times – The Choice blog
September 12, 2009
California Students Return to Bigger Classes, at Higher Tuition
College students arriving on hundreds of campuses in the University of California, California State University, and state Community College systems this month will find bigger class sizes, fewer campus services, and less accessible faculty members, all at sharply rising prices.



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