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Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2010
Md. relief agencies sending aid to Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: The story reports that four Johns Hopkins graduate students studying in Haiti called the Bloomberg School of Public Health to say they were safe in areas not affected by the earthquake. Spokesman Tim Parsons is quoted. Christina Catlett, founder and director of the John Hopkins Go Team, a group of physicians organized to respond quickly to catastrophes in the United States, is also quoted.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 13, 2010
Catholic Relief Services To Send More Staff To Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report states that “four students from Johns Hopkins University are in Haiti on a study program. School officials confirmed that they did speak to them and that they're OK.”

Business Week Online
January 14, 2010
Skype Founders Pondering IPO Don’t Need ’Love’ From Andreessen
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story includes comments from Phillip Phan, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

CNN Health
January 14, 2010
Farmed or wild fish: Which is healthier?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes David Love, a research program manager for the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Military and Aerospace Electronics
January 13, 2010
DARPA moves ahead with National Cyber Range project for advanced cyber security research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $24.8 million contract to JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory to help develop prototypes of the National Cyber Range, which is to revolutionize the state of the art for large-scale cyber testing.

United Press International
January 13, 2010
DARPA awards contracts for NCR phase II
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story states that the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded JHU approximately $24.7 million as part of the National Cyber Range program phase II.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2010
Hopkins education dean, Ralph Fessler, retiring
Johns Hopkins angle: A brief announcing that Ralph Fessler, the founding dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, is retiring after 27 years on the faculty. He will be succeeded on an interim basis Feb. 1 by Mariale Hardiman, the school's assistant dean for urban school partnerships.

ScientificAmerican.com
January 13, 2010
Clean-Cut: Study Finds Circumcision Helps Prevent HIV and Other Infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from one of the study’s lead authors, Ronald Gray, a reproductive epidemiologist and professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ABC News.com
January 13, 2010
Tumor-Induced Hiccups Rob Man of Job, Music
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Martin Makary, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Outcomes Research and an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal – Developments blog
January 13, 2010
For a Quicker Housing Fix: Nationalize Fannie, Freddie?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog details a strategy outlined by Thomas Stanton, a fellow at the Center for the Study of American Government at Johns Hopkins University.

Nature News
January 13, 2010
Streamlined chemical tests rebuffed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Thomas Hartung, a visiting scholar at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 13, 2010
Tedco awards $675K to nine Maryland startups
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that a Rockville company is working with JHU to further develop a computer-integrated diagnostics and prognostics software system to improve imaging guidance during robotic-assisted surgeries.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2010
A legislative family reunion
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Matthew A. Crenson, professor emeritus of political science in the Krieger School.

Washington Post
January 14, 2010
Adelphi church reaching out with King service
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Leo Jones, the northeast regional manager of the Talent Development High Schools Model in the Center for Social Organization of Schools at JHU, will be speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at a church in Prince George's County.

IRIN News Africa
January 14, 2010
WEST AFRICA: Learning how to stop children dying
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jennifer Bryce, a researcher at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Post
January 14, 2010
Redgate woman publishes first book, 'The Queen's Dollmaker'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that author Christine Trent teaches a class on project management for JHU at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California.

The Monterey County Herald (Calif.)
January 14, 2010
Barbara Rose Shuler: Rare classical treats on the Central Coast this week
Johns Hopkins angle: Tenor Jos Milton is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he received a musical arts doctorate in voice.

Pioneer Press Online
January 14, 2010
Inna Faliks to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C Minor
Johns Hopkins angle: Faliks earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2010
Sports digest: Tickets still available for Baltimore Hall ceremony
Johns Hopkins angle: Former men's lacrosse player Brian Voelker will be inducted into the Greater Baltimore chapter of US Lacrosse's Hall of Fame Jan. 23.

USA Today
January 14, 2010
New Orleans Hornets Team Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions that Hornets majority owner George Shinn underwent what was described as successful surgery Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove his prostate as part of his cancer treatment.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
January 13, 2010
New Orleans Hornets-Los Angeles Clippers notebook
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports roundup states that New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn underwent successful surgery Wednesday at Johns Hopkins to remove a cancerous prostate gland. The story mentions that the surgery was performed by Patrick Walsh, a professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 13, 2010
American Colleges Scramble to Contact Students and Professors in Haiti
Colleges were struggling to extract - and, in some cases, even reach - students, and faculty and staff members studying and traveling in Haiti in the wake of the deadly earthquake.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2010
O'Malley calls for 'moderate' tuition rise as Md. General Assembly opens
Gov. O'Malley called for a "moderate" increase in public university tuition Wednesday as state lawmakers gathered in Annapolis for the opening of a 90-day legislative session.

USA Today
January 14, 2010
Report: Public universities becoming 'far richer, far whiter'
Classes at many of the nation's leading public universities are looking less and less like the state populations they were founded to serve, a report said Wednesday.

Bloomberg
January 14, 2010
Chicago Sees 42% Applicant Jump in Competition With Harvard
The story mentions a prospective student getting e-mails from JHU and other schools.

Boston Globe
January 14, 2010
IRS audits Suffolk, Harvard universities
The audits are part of a new effort by the government to better understand the tax-exempt community. The IRS selected about 40 schools for further examination.

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