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The Telegraph (UK)
January 6, 2010
Turkmenistan loses medical aid
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard Chaisson, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis
Research, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2010
A recipe for fighting hunger
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Arnold Joo, a graduate student in public policy at the
Institute for Policy Studies.

United Press International
January 6, 2010
Circumcision Changes Penis Bacteria
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that researchers at the Translational
Genomics Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University said the bacterial changes may be associated with earlier observations that women whose male partners are circumcised are less likely to develop bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance between good and harmful bacteria. Ronald Gray of the School of Public Health is quoted.

The Times of India
January 6, 2010
Why circumcised men are less likely to get HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that that researchers at the Translational Genomics Research
Institute and Johns Hopkins University said the bacterial changes may be associated with earlier observations that women whose male partners are circumcised are less likely to develop bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance between good and harmful bacteria.

Waterbury Republican-American
January 6, 2010
Put talk by surgeon on checklist
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the safety checklist for hospitals that was created by Peter
Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Maryland Business Gazette
January 6, 2010
Scaling back Gaithersburg West
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Elizabeth Banks sold her farm to Johns Hopkins for a gift price
based on promises from the university that they would maintain the character of the farm.

Santa Fe New Mexican
January 6, 2010
Ethical epicure: Take a new approach to dieting in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the Meatless Monday program promoted by the Bloomberg School of
Public Health's Center for a Livable Future.

Maryland Business Gazette
January 6, 2010
Book festival gains ground as city's plans unfold
Johns Hopkins angle: Alice McDermott, Richard A. Macksey Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the
Humanities in JHU's Writing Seminars, has agreed to speak at a regional book festival sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2009
Danish composer raised standards at Peabody Conservatory
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the role of Asger Hamerik, a Danish composer who was the second
director of the then still young Peabody Institute.

CTV News (Canada)
January 6, 2010
Confronting China on cheap yuan needed - now
Johns Hopkins angle: Australian economist Max Corden -- according to this article, an emeritus professor of
international economics at JHU -- was quoted.

CAP Times (Wisconsin)
January 6, 2010
Dale Russakoff: Schooling parents in helping their kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Joyce Epstein, a sociologist who directs the Center on School,
Family and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University.

Montgomery Advertiser (Alabama)
January 6, 2010
Native Montgomerian picked for foundation
Johns Hopkins angle: Gwen McClain Boyd is an engineer and serves as the executive assistant to the chief of
staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Culpeper Star-Exponent (Va.)
January 6, 2010
No reason to deny people use of morphine or heroin
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions William Halsted, one of the founders of the School
of Medicine.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
January 6, 2010
CS man graduates from ROTC
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU student Russell A. Reeves graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
(ROTC) leaders training course at Fort Knox.

LiveScience via Yahoo! News
January 6, 2010
Texts Remind U 2 TK UR MEDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Delphine Robotham, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's
Center, and Allison Agwu, a School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatric infectious disease.

Science News
January 5, 2010
Celebrex combats skin cancer in vulnerable group
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes information from medical oncologist Charles Rudin of the Johns
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

United Press International
January 5, 2010
Drug could slow ALS muscle weakening
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports on research led by Jeffrey Rothstein, a neurology professor
and ALS expert in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
January 4, 2009
Hopkins Grad Dies After Car Found In Frozen Creek
Johns Hopkins angle: This television report describes a car accident involving Joshua Kulman,
who graduated last year from JHU. University spokeswoman Tracey Reeves is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2010
Glennie M. Milford, hospital clerk (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Milford worked as a unit clerk at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 34 years until retiring in
the late 1990s.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2010
William N. Parrott Jr. (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Parrott earned a certificate in advanced study from the Johns Hopkins University.


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USA Today
January 6, 2010
New FAFSA makes it easier for students to apply for aid
The new FAFSA, often used by states and colleges to determine aid amounts, was launched Friday for the
2010-11 academic year. More than 90 percent of families apply online.

Inside Higher Ed
January 6, 2010
Rethinking Science Education
The traditional introductory courses to science disciplines are a major reason why so many students drop
science as soon as they can.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2010
4 propose ways to keep Senator Theatre going
Representatives from Towson University and Coppin State were among four groups that pitched plans last night
to keep the Senator Theatre up and running.

Army Times
January 6, 2010
GI Bill backlog climbs as new semester looms
A Jan. 4 report from the VA on pending benefits claims shows that more than 48,000 Post-9/11 GI Bill claims
are still being processed. Some of those could be for the spring semester.

Associated Press
January 6, 2010
Massachusetts: Ban on Head Coverings
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services instituted a ban on clothing that obscures the
face, including face veils and burqas.






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