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Wall Street Journal
December 30, 2009
A Cold-Blooded Foreign Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by SAIS's Fouad Ajami.

Washington Post
January 3, 2010
Use of potentially harmful chemicals kept secret under law
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynn Goldman of the School of Public Health commented.

New York Times
January 1, 2010
Ta Da!
Johns Hopkins angle: Arthur T. Benjamin, a "mathemagician," earned his PhD at JHU.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
January 4, 2010
Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals Limit Top Docs’ Industry Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that Johns Hopkins tightened its conflict-of-interest policy last
year.

National Public Radio
January 4, 2010
Harvard Hospitals Limit Industry Pay To Doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that JHU has tightened its conflict-of-interest rules.

Inside Higher Ed
January 4, 2010
Hopkins Shares Too Much Information in Faculty Search
Johns Hopkins angle: Newsbrief on incident in which all applicants for a faculty position were openly
addressed on an e-mail message.

Washington Post
January 3, 2010
U.S.-China relations to face strains, experts say
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's David Lampton is quoted in this piece.

Financial Times
January 4, 2010
Rebel's fate shows Tehran's 'fear of ideas'
Johns Hopkins angle: Youseph Yazdi, a biomedical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University, is
quoted in this story.

Palm Spring Desert Sun
January 4, 2010
Many sex offenders are kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Berlin of the School of Medicine is quoted in this USA Today story.

Baltimore Sun
January 1, 2010
Prescription: more doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was co-authored by Edward D. Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins
Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 1, 2010
Hopkins institute spends $1.6M for expansion site
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics bought a, $1.6 million,
11,000-square-foot building from East Baltimore Development Inc. to house 50 employees, who will move in late next year.

Bloomberg News
Dec. 31, 2009
Swine Flu Infections Spread More Rapidly in School Than at Home
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on H1N1 research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Murfreesborog Post
January 3, 2010
Gala to feature 'The Gifted Hands'
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Solomon Carson will be the guest speaker of the 2010 Rutherford Society Gala.

Korea Herald
January 4, 2010
US set to sell arms to Taiwan in early 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's David Lampton is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2010
Genes implicated in twins' autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Aravinda Chakravarti, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at McKusick-Nathans
Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this piece which mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that could play a role in developing autism.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2010
How to avoid pains in the back
Johns Hopkins angle: Marlís González-Fernández, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation
at the School of Medicine and the medical director of the outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, offers advice about preventing back pain.

Wall Street Journal
December 31, 2009
What's New, Pussycat? Using the Toilet
Johns Hopkins angle: Janet Rosenbaum, a postdoc at the School of Public Health, is quoted in this story
about her efforts to improve her pet's hygiene habits.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2010
Three for free
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this editorial, the Charm City Circulator will connect Johns Hopkins
Hospital with Fells Point and Harbor East, and is set to open in the spring.

Baltimore Sun
January 3, 2010
More choices for Baltimore 8th-graders
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Balfanz, a Johns Hopkins education researcher at the Center for Social
Organization of Schools, is quoted.

Global Times (China)
January 4, 2010
Smoking cessation may increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Xinhua story reports that research led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, an assistant
professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine, suggests that quitting the habit may actually raise diabetes risk in the short term.

Taipei News
January 3, 2010
Obama's meeting with Dalai Lama to weaken US-China ties: Experts
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes David Lampton of SAIS.

Washington Post
January 3, 2010
James Mann reviews 'Churchill' by Paul Johnson
Johns Hopkins angle: Mann is author-in-residence at the School of Advanced International Studies. His latest
book is "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan."

Maryland Morning
December 31, 2009
Josie’s Story: Turning Tragedy into Triumph
Johns Hopkins angle: After 18-month-old died Josie King died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001, her mother,
Sorrel King, dedicated her life to improving patient safety.

Baltimore Sun
January 3, 2010
In food-poor area, another store is lost
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Palmer, food and nutrition expert at Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2009
JHU president returns to work full-time after surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that JHU President Ronald Daniels will return work full-time next
week after two months of recuperation from surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen.

Honolulu Star Bulletin
December 30, 2009
Center to mark 50 years of work
Johns Hopkins angle: East-West Center President Charles Morrison earned a PhD at SAIS.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 1, 2010
Good Samaritan Hospital names new CEO
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Good Samaritan has developed a strong partnership with Johns
Hopkins Medicine for rheumatology, orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The National (Abu Dhabi)
January 4, 2010
China mauls India’s industry
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter Bottelier, a senior adjunct professor of China studies at SAIS, is quoted in
this piece.

Men's Fitness
January 4, 2010
Eight Reasons to Start Working Out
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that a recent Johns Hopkins study found that doctors have
less respect for overweight patients.

Baltimore Sun
January 3, 2010
Lawmakers, others resist call to raise alcohol tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that David H. Jernigan and Hugh Waters, of the School of Public
Health, led an Abell Foundation study which concluded that an increase in a tax on alcohol could raise $214 million in new revenue next fiscal year. In addition, they argue that higher prices for alcoholic beverages will help public health by reducing consumption.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 1, 2010
Otis Warren & Co. names new president
Johns Hopkins angle: Otis “O.T.” Warren III, president of the Otis Warren & Co. Inc., said his firm will
continue to focus on new opportunities, including potential acquisitions and new developments, including the construction of a new graduate housing project by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Annapolis Evening Capital
January 2, 2010
Homicides hold steady in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story includes comments from Daniel Webster, co-director of the
Center for Gun Policy and Research at the School of Public Health.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 2, 2010
Chatham professor's theory takes flight
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Habib received his doctorate at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
January 1, 2010
Letters to the Editor: How Hospitals Care for the Dying
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter noted that that the average number of intensive-care-unit bed days in the
last six months of life at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was 4.3.

Baltimore Sun
January 1, 2010
Activist walks away from Baltimore's Middle East
Johns Hopkins angle: Pat Tracey works as a community health coordinator for Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
January 1, 2010
Revival of big government saved Md.'s economy in '00's
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock mentions that Johns Hopkins Medicine and other systems took in
billions in research grants as well as money for disaster preparedness and the like.

Palm Beach Daily News
January 1, 2010
Exercise, watch what you eat are still best ways to lose weight, keep resolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Redonda Miller, vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, is
quoted.

Palm Beach Post
January 4, 2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do
Johns Hopkins angle: David Tunkel, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
and chairman of the pediatrics committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, is quoted in this HealthDay news story.

Washington Post (Reuters)
December 30, 2009
U.S. spy chief in spotlight after botched plane attack
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted in this Reuters piece.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
December 31, 2009
Dr. Dan McDougal is Herald-Mail’s 2009 Person of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: McDougal is quoted as saying that he "was taught at (Johns) Hopkins how to take care of
people, how to practice medicine properly, and I’ve never let go of that."

Kelowna.com
January 2, 2010
Infamous House of Slaves remains a powerful symbol.
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canwest News story mentions Philip Curtin, the late historian from Johns Hopkins
University.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2009
Police urge partyers to celebrate holiday without firing guns
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the gunshot detection system at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood
campus.

USA Today
January 4, 2010
Health bills could expand IRS role
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Gerard Anderson, a health policy and management professor in the
Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Summit Daily News (Frisco, Colorado)
January 4, 2010
Did Americans get any healthier over past decade?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story includes a comment from David Holtgrave, a professor in the
Department of Health Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

USA Today
January 2, 2010
Swine flu, space interest scientists most in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup on science news from 2010 mentions a journal article about
superconductivity by Vladimir Cvetkovic, a postdoctoral fellow in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

San Francisco Chronicle
January 4, 2010
Bay Area Bound - new books by local authors
Johns Hopkins angle: This newspaper’s list of notable books due out this month by Bay Area authors includes
“Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?’ by Blakey Vermeule, which is being published by JHU Press.

The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
January 2, 2010
Homicides down in '09
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a “lethality assessment,” which is based on the work of
Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor in JHU’s School of Nursing.

The Times-Tribune (Cranton, Pa.)
January 2, 2010
Scranton getting new crime-fighting technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Sheldon Greenberg, a former police officer who is associate dean of
the School of Education’s Public Safety Leadership Division.

Canada.com
January 2, 2010
Learned This Week
Johns Hopkins angle: This health news column includes an item about research led by David Ginty, a professor
in the neuroscience department in the School of Medicine.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
December 31, 2009
Heads set to roll as Obama goes on attack over security failures that allowed Christmas Day bomber on to
plane
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Kurt Volker, a former CIA analyst who is now affiliated with JHU’s
School of Advanced International Studies.

New Kerala (India)
December 31, 2009
Scientists tracking biomarkers of pulmonary hypertension
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new research led by Allen Everett, a Johns Hopkins
Children's Center cardiologist.

Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2010
Carroll R. Armstrong, convention head (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Armstrong studied trumpet and piano at the Peabody Conservatory.

Washington Post
January 4, 2010
Car plunges into Rock Creek, overturns; Va. man, 22, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Joshua A. Kuhlman graduated from Johns Hopkins University in
2009.

New York Times
December 31, 2009
Rachel Wetzsteon, Poet of Keen Insights and Wit, Dies at 42
Johns Hopkins angle: Wetzsteon earned a master's degree from JHU.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 3, 2010
Colleges Offer Applicants New Ways to Get an Early Answer
Colleges are experimenting with other ways of evaluating applicants sooner and giving them early, nonbinding
admissions offers.

Washington Post
January 3, 2010
Students admitted early to college network on Facebook
The first 570 members of George Washington University's Class of 2014 found out they had been accepted one
day in early December. Within hours, they began to network on Facebook.

Baltimore Sun
January 1, 2010
Budget cuts at College Park create unrest
The state university system has cut more than $100 million from its 2010 budget in response to shortfalls in
the state budget.

New York Times - Education Life Section
January 1, 2010
A Step Beyond Anthropology
Goucher College is offering a Master of Arts in cultural sustainability: preserving the traditional values,
arts, dress, customs and cuisines, of communities threatened by globalization and modernization.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 4, 2010
Philadelphia mayor to focus on increasing college admissions
The mayor will open an office to help more city residents to and through college, and seek from area
universities up to 100 new scholarships for city students.

New York Times
January 3, 2010
Going Viral
The worst may not be over. Dorms are hotbeds of contagion, especially after winter break.

New York Times
January 3, 2010
Making College ‘Relevant’
Students are increasingly focused on how their major will translate into a job. The response to that demand
is changing higher education.

New York Times
January 1, 2010
Earful Over Cheeky University Essay
The University of Chicago used the suggestive work of one successful applicant as an example for others.

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