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Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2010
In Haiti, aid workers face a dual challenge
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Christina Catlett, associate director for health preparedness at the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2010
Experts fear public-health disaster in Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Thomas Kirsch, co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. It also mentions that Johns Hopkins hopes to send a team to assist in relief in Haiti.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
January 14, 2009
Team from Johns Hopkins Missing in Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that as of Thursday afternoon, Jhpiego was still searching for four staff members missing in Haiti since Tuesday’s earthquake.

The Age (Australia)
January 16, 2010
Survivors face deadly disease outbreak
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story about the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti includes comments from Thomas Kirsch, director of operations at the School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine.

Business Week Online
January 15, 2010
Haiti’s Airport Overwhelmed Amid Fears for Quake Survivors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story quotes Thomas Kirsch, an emergency medicine specialist at the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
January 15, 2010
NASA's Rosetta 'Alice' spectrometer shows Earth's ultraviolet fingerprint
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Paul Feldman, professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School and an Alice co-investigator.

Japan Times
January 15, 2010
Futenma row may trigger 'Japan passing': experts
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Kent Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
January 15, 2010
Robotic surgery and biofuels among Tedco funding targets
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about companies that have received grants from the Maryland Technology Development Corp.'s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund mentions that two of the firms are working with JHU researchers.

PharmaBiz.com (India)
January 15, 2010
Acucela begins Envision Clarity trial of oral visual cycle modulator in patients with dry AMD
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Quan Dong Nguyen, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute in the School of Medicine.

WSJ.com
January 14, 2010
Skype Hype
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog entry cites a Business Week story on Skype quoting Carey Business School Professor Phillip Phan.

Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas)
January 15, 2010
Baylor College of Medicine trustee and former Baylor University regent McLane says he hopes for agreement on partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Steven Thompson, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Scientist
January 2010
Nice Shot - Why vaccines are pharma’s Next Big Thing.
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a comment from Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2010
Md. law firm closes; thousands of suits over debt tossed out
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins Hospital is a former client of the failed law firm Mann Bracken.

Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2010
Alcohol industry's tax burden moves at last into modern age
Johns Hopkins angle: A column on Maryland's alcohol tax mentions the hit-and-run death of Johns Hopkins undergraduate Miriam Frankl, who allegedly was struck by a repeat drunk-driving offender.

Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania)
January 15, 2010
John Fidler: Operating room checklists prove to be livesaving devices
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist refers to the book “The Checklist Manifesto,” which chronicles the efforts of Peter Pronovost, a critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to get doctors to follow a simple five-step list to reduce hospital infections.

InfoSecurity.com
January 15, 2010
DARPA enters second leg of cybersecurity testing project
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory will received $24.8 million to serve as one of the contractors for this federal project.


Baltimore Business Journal
January 15, 2010
As Baltimore-area hospitals weigh cuts, specialty docs aren’t in their sights
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the threat to training programs for students and residents from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere as area hospitals consider budget cuts because of expected revenue losses.

HealthDay
January 14, 2010
Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes study leader Elliott R. Haut, an assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 14, 2010
Hemispherx gives FDA new Ampligen data
Johns Hopkins angle: This business brief mentions that the immune-system stimulant Ampligen was discovered at JHU and licensed to Hemispherx Biopharma.

Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.)
January 15, 2010
'Exploratorium' tries to make math, physics fun
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Irvin Miller, who operates the project, holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in physics, both from JHU.



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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 14, 2010
Amid Haiti's Devastation, More Missing Students Turn Up, and Some Are Evacuated
American colleges are slowly beginning to account for their students and faculty members caught up in Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Haiti.

New York Times
January 15, 2010
Education Chief Criticizes N.B.A. and the N.C.A.A.
Arne Duncan entered some of the most contentious debates in college sports on Thursday when he called for stricter consequences for college teams that do not graduate their athletes and said the N.B.A.’s age-minimum policy sets up young athletes for failure.

Associated Press
January 14, 2010
College applications rise, but budget cuts cap enrollment
Applicants are facing one of the toughest years ever to gain admission to the nation's public colleges and universities as schools grapple with deep budget cuts and record applications.

Associated Press
January 14, 2010
Oxford, Cambridge, U.K. colleges warn they face 'meltdown'
Several British universities said Tuesday that the government's plan to cut hundreds of millions of pounds (dollars) from their funding would put their world-class reputations in jeopardy.

New York Times
January 15, 2010
Do You Have the ‘Right Stuff’ to Be a Doctor?
Traits like extraversion and conscientiousness might be better predictors of who makes a good doctor than a high score on a standardized test.

Inside Higher Ed
January 15, 2010
Race and Merit at MIT
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology found "uneven" progress and significant gaps in the way black, Latino and Native American professors are promoted.

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