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The Washington Post
September 18, 2009
Police: Md. student swordsman didn't mean to kill
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story is a follow-up account concerning the JHU student allegedly involved in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Police doubt Hopkins student intended to use sword to kill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article provides more information about a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Christian Science Monitor
September 17, 2009
Laser sight: NYU's real-life tricorder
Johns Hopkins angle: Joseph Katz, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Md. takes lead in electronic medical records
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland's three largest hospital systems - Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health and the University of Maryland Medical System - along with Erickson Retirement Communities, are leading the effort to build the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients exchange.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Cost of racial disparities in health care put at $229 billion between 2003, 2006
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland that concludes that racial health disparities cost the United States $229 billion between 2003 and 2006 - money that could help cover an overhaul of the nation's health care system. Thomas A. LaVeist, director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, is quoted.

Bloomberg.com
September 18, 2009
Canadian Health Care Tops U.S. in Studies Showing Wait Worth It
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story includes comments from hospital finance expert Gerard Anderson, a professor of in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 - Baltimore)
September 17, 2009
Scientists See The Moon With New Detail
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report about moon images received from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mentions that the spacecraft is carrying one instrument built by JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Aviation Week
September 17, 2009
Staying Sharp With Age
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a JHU study in which researchers examined accident records to determine if accident patterns changed according to the ages of the pilots involved.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Biotech growth needs time and patience from investors
Johns Hopkins angle: Money columnist Jay Hancock says, "Developers of a biomedical complex near the Johns Hopkins University are scrounging for tenants and rethinking expansion plans."

Maryland Daily Record
September 18, 2009
World Stem Cell Summit puts spotlight on Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned is this story about the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit.

CancerFacts.com
September 17, 2009
Lung cancer in never smokers, needs different treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to new research led by Charles M. Rudin, associate director for clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer.

The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)
September 17, 2009
UM students 'fired up' at Obama talk on health care reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service article quotes 19-year-old Ariela Fleisig, an economics major at JHU and vice president of the Maryland Federation of College Democrats.

The Times Online (U.K.)
September 18, 2009
Warm embrace that could save 20 million babies a year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Vishwajeet Kumar, chair of the Johns Hopkins-King George Medical University collaboration group.

Earth Times
September 17, 2009
ANALYSIS: Obama signals pragmatic approach to missile defense
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jackson Janes, director of U.S.-European relations at JHU's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, D.C.

New York Times
September 17, 2009
Algae as Fuel of the Future Faces Great Expectations -- and Obstacles
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology is teaming up with researchers at JHU and other insitutions.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Real amusement in FakeSheilaDixon
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Laura Vozzella comments on JHU's comedic new H1N1 glossary, saying, "Great minds at Johns Hopkins University may someday develop a swine flu cure. For now, they've come up with swine flu jokes."

Korea Times
September 18, 2009
Why China's Communist Party Lasts
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of JHU's School of Advanced international Studies is quoted in this article.

WJZ.com
September 17, 2009
Ravens' Birk Commits To Donating Brain To Research
Johns Hopkins angle: Juan Troncoso, a neuropathology professor in the School of Medicine, is interviewed in this television report.

Ethiopian Review
September 17, 2009
Reboot Your Brain? Science Says It's Possible -A Galaxy Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that studies at the School of Medicine have shown that both calorie restriction and intermittent fasting, along with vitamin and mineral intake, increase resistance to disease, extend lifespan, and stimulate production of neurons from stem cells.

Ethiopian Review
September 17, 2009
Swayze: Outlived Most With Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: David Cosgrove, a medical oncologist at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is quoted.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
September 18, 2009
Vaccine optional for hospital workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital requires all health care workers to get flu vaccines.

Maryland Daily Record
September 18, 2009
On The Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Joseph DeMattos J., is named president of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland. He earned a master's degree from JHU.

Howard County Times
September 17, 2009
'Choosing Civility' author to speak at symposium
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni will speak at October's Choose Civility Symposium.

Sun Star Davao (The Philippines)
September 18, 2009
Nurturing gifted kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a girl who, according to the article, at age 7 became one of the highest scoring participants of JHU's annual Gifted and Talented International Search.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 - Baltimore)
September 17, 2009
Police: Student Swordsman Had No Intent To Kill
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that as new details emerge about what really happened when a student allegedly killed a man with a samurai sword, JHU is responding to safety concerns. JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted.

ABC2News.com
September 17, 2009
Police Release New Details About Sword Killing
Johns Hopkins angle: More about a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
Hopkins student should feel no guilt
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter to the editor about a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Obituary: Israel H. Weiner
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that Weiner was a JHU alumnus.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
September 18, 2009
House Passes Bill to End Bank-Based Lending
The bill would, among other things, shift all student lending to the government's direct-loan program.

Inside Higher Ed
September 18, 2009
Should Everyone Go to College?
Politicians, policymakers and the public wonder if the push for access has gone too far and begin to ask: should everyone go to college?

Baltimore Sun
September 18, 2009
Obama urges students to rally behind health care effort
A University of Maryland arena on Thursday hosted President Barack Obama, who seeks to harness the energy of youthful supporters to push for health care change.

Washington Post
September 18, 2009
Easing From Combat to Classroom
As more veterans return to school, colleges and universities in the Washington region and across the nation are launching efforts to ease the transition from combat to classroom.

Inside Higher Ed
Worry, but Not Panic
September 17, 2009
The economic collapse of the last year has left many academic employees worried about how they will afford retirement. But shifts in retirement strategies have been relatively modest.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
UMB opens $58 million student center
The University of Maryland, Baltimore, hopes that the building will provide a unifying point for a campus long composed of highly independent schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 17, 2009
The Professors and the Picket Signs
A weeklong walkout at Oakland University this month illustrated the determination, and the ambivalence, with which faculty members take such a difficult step.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 16, 2009
The Wired Campus Blog: Do Students Cheat More in Online Classes? Maybe not.
By Marc Parry
A new study finds that students in virtual courses were less likely to cheat than their face-to-face peers.

Washington Post - The Answer Sheet blog
September 18, 2009
THE LIST: College Courses I Want to Take
A round-up of courses at Harvard, MIT, Brown and others.

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