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New York Times
September 22, 2009
With Genetic Gift, 2 Monkeys Are Viewing a More Colorful World
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeremy Nathans, a molecular biologist from the School of Medicine, comments in this article.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2009
Md., Calif. sign agreement on stem-cell research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins researchers are hoping to put stem cells to work healing victims of combat injuries and other trauma.

Bloomberg News
September 22, 2009
Obama, Hu to Discuss Free Trade, North Korea in Second Meeting
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of SAIS comments in this news story.

Health Scout
September 21, 2009
Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports on Johns Hopkins research in mice that is shedding light on how a special group of immune cells heal badly injured lungs. Landon King of the School of Medicine led the study.

The Times of India
September 22, 2009
Scientists map how white blood cells repair wounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS article reports that JHU researchers have mapped out the basic steps taken by a particular set of white blood cells in letting the pace for recovery after serious lung injury. Lead author Landon King of the School of Medicine is quoted.

London Free Press (Canada)
September 22, 2009
Stunt star did time for child sex offenses
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Berlin of the School of Medicine is quoted.

PhysicsWorld.com
September 21, 2009
Is dark matter mostly 'dark atoms'?
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports that KSAS physicist David Kaplan and colleagues are suggesting that dark matter consists not of individual fundamental particles, but is instead largely made up of composite "atoms."

The Buffalo News
September 20, 2009
Falletta’s young apprentice began with the horn
Johns Hopkins angle: Joey Young, an apprentice conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, earned an artist’s diploma in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory.

Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
September 22, 2009
The economics of health care
Johns Hopkins angle: We spend 44 percent more per capita on health care than Switzerland, the country with the second highest expenditures, and 134 percent more than the median for countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

The Financial
September 22, 2009
Racial Disparities in Diabetes Prevalence Linked to Living Conditions
Johns Hopkins angle: The higher incidence of diabetes among African Americans when compared to whites may have more to do with living conditions than genetics, according to a study led by researchers at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lead author Thomas LaVeist of the SoPH was quoted.

San Antonio Express News
September 21, 2009
UTHSC must pay $900,000 to researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Klebe trained at Johns Hopkins, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2009
E-waste problem demands solutions
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary written by Gayatri Reddy, an internal medicine physician, is currently an occupational medicine resident at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2009
Keep professional criminals off the streets
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Mark Vaal, a research associated at JHU.

Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
September 22, 2009
Shooting victim Gaglio is eager to return home
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on the condition of a shooting victim being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital by Malcolm Brock of the School of Medicine.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 21, 2009
New Rules Require More Sunshine on Terms of Private Student Loans
Beginning in February, new regulations from the Federal Reserve Board will require lenders to disclose more information about private student loans, including interest rates and estimated monthly payments.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 22, 2009
13 Academics Are Among 24 Winners of 2009 MacArthur Fellowships
People with ties to higher education again dominated the list of winners of MacArthur fellowships, announced today. Thirteen out of the 24 winners of the no-strings-attached $500,000 prizes are members of university faculties.

USA Today
September 21, 2009
Obama lashes out at banks over student loans
President Obama criticized the largest U.S. banks Monday for trying to thwart legislation that would overhaul federal student loan programs. He singled out
in particular banks that have received bailout money from the federal government.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2009
Sustainable Hybrids
New research from South Texas College suggests that hybrid courses – those that are offered online but also involve substantial face time – can produce
better outcomes than those that are delivered exclusively on the Web or in the classroom.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 21, 2009
GAO Doubts Need for Hundreds of New High-Security Laboratories
Federal auditors are raising new questions about the rush by universities and government agencies to build hundreds of new high-security laboratories to
study biological pathogens.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2009
'The Trials of Academe'
When in doubt, sue. That philosophy has become an expected part of American society and academe as well. A new book combines humor and history to examine the impact (most of it negative) of academic disputes landing in court.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2009
Lacking the 'Ability to Benefit'
A federal report found that some for-profit colleges skirted rules to let academically unprepared students qualify for financial aid. But because the report
was gentler than feared, stocks for the major publicly traded higher education companies rose.

The New York Times
September 21, 2009
Doctor Is Pressed Again on Ties to Device Makers
Two leading senators have charged that a well-known heart doctor affiliated with Columbia University may have failed to tell the university about millions of dollars in payments and other income he received from medical device makers.

Inside Higher Ed
September 22, 2009
Good Seats, Hard Sell
A luxury suite for the big football game on campus just isn't the status symbol it used to be, and a number of college athletics programs are paying the price for their donors’ belt tightening.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 20, 2009
Priorities in Internationalization Shift From Research to Preparing Students
Universities around the world are more focused on internationalization, but new data reveal some surprises about institutional priorities and motives.

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