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Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2010
Aid organizations with ties to Haiti step up their efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Melody McCoy, a spokeswoman for Johns Hopkins-affiliated Jhpiego, is quoted in this story about aid efforts in Haiti.

WJZ-TV
January 15, 2010
International Team From Hopkins Is Safe In Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: Leslie Mancuso, CEO of Jhpiego, was interviewed.

Maryland Daily Record
January 15, 2010
JHPIEGO team in Haiti safe
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that six staff members with the non-profit outfit known as JHPIEGO that works to improve the health care services for women in the developing are safe after the recent earthquake.

The Washington Post
January 19, 2010
Haiti earthquake relief is stifled by chaos in Port-au-Prince
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Karen Schneider, a pediatric emergency doctor from JHH, is quoted from Haiti.

The Washington Post
January 16, 2010
In Haiti, relief agencies rush to meet desperate need for water
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Kirsch, co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Kellogg J. Schwab, director of the Hopkins Center of Water and Health, are both quoted.

New York Times
January 16, 2010
What’s Our Sputnik?
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Michael Mandelbaum is quoted in this op-ed column.

New York Times
January 19, 2010
After Skype Founders Return — an I.P.O.?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog includes comments from Phillip Phan, a business professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Washington Post
January 16, 2010
Chemicals coat apples decades after Alar Scare
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Lynn Goldman, a pediatrician who headed the Environmental Protection Agency's toxics program under the Clinton administration and now a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
January 19, 2010
Chemicals still coat apples
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Lynn Goldman, a professor of occupational and environmental health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

United Press International
January 17, 2010
Pinera elected Chile's president
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story quotes Riordan Roett of SAIS.

WYPR-Maryland Morning
January 19, 2010
Building Bridges to Recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Maxine Stitzer (SoM)'s stimulus-funded study aimed at helping substance abusers who have been through rehab programs stay sober.

Baltimore Sun
January 18, 2010
Israeli attack on Iran could be disaster — for U.S. economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by KSAS historian Louis Galambos.

The Money Times
January 19, 2010
Men prefer economically dependent wives: Pew study
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

The Washington Post
January 19, 2010
More wives are the higher-income spouse, Pew report says
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at JHU, is quoted.

Daily India
January 19, 2010
One in five American women now better educated and dominant income providers
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Inside Higher Ed
January 19, 2010
'The Unchosen Me'
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, the author of "The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Women in College," which was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Inside Higher Ed
January 19, 2010
Housework Help as a New Benefit
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions the School of Medicine's Carol Greider.

Inside Higher Ed
January 19, 2010
New Programs: Sleep Disorders, Information Assurance, Digital Media, Nursing
Johns Hopkins angle: Roundup of new university programs includes the new master of science degree in information assurance in the Whiting School's Engineering for Professional Program.

TIME.com
January 15, 2010
Hopes for a New Kind of Malaria Vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the vaccine’s lead developer, Rhoel Dinglasan, an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
Monday, Jan. 18, 2010
A new strategy in the war on malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Peter Agre, director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, and also quotes lead researcher Rhoel Dinglasan, an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 15, 2010
Johns Hopkins University joins malaria vaccine effort
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned in this article about an initiative to pursue a new vaccine approach that blocks the transmission of malaria from mosquitos to humans.

Korea Herald
January 19, 2010
Filipino discovers new vaccine vs malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: Rhoel Dinglasan, an entomologist and biologist from the School of Public Health, is rocking the science world with his discovery of a new vaccine against malaria.

Voice of America
January 18, 2010
New Malaria Vaccine Initiative Aims to Stunt Parasite within Mosquitoes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Rhoel Dinglasan, an entomologist and biologist from the School of Public Health.

Inquirer.net (The Philippines)
January 19, 2010
Filipino discovers new vaccine vs. malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Rhoel Dinglasan, an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has developed a promising new vaccine to combat malaria.

CCTV (Canada)
January 19, 2010
Obesity linked to higher risk of kidney stones
Johns Hopkins angle: Studies have shown a rise in kidney stone disease paralleling the increase in obesity, according to Brian R. Matlaga of the SoM.

China Daily
January 19, 2010
Obesity linked to higher risk of kidney stones
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Brian R. Matlaga, an assistant professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Reuters India
January 19, 2010
Obesity linked to higher risk of kidney stones
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that studies have shown a rise in kidney stone disease paralleling the increase in obesity,according to Brian R. Matlaga of the SoM.

The Washington Post
January 19, 2010
The Checkup
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia Wallace, a professor at JHU and author of "The Psychology of the Internet, is quoted in this blog.

Chicago Tribune
January 17, 2010
OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ellen Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health engineering in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
January 19, 2010
Debate on circumcision heightened as CDC evaluates surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Ronald H. Gray, professor of reproductive epidemiology at JHU, is quoted about two studies he led on the practice of circumcision.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 19, 2010
To CC or BCC — In Job Searches, There's Little Question
Johns Hopkins angle: Story refers to a Johns Hopkins group e-mail message that openly addressed applicants for faculty positions, and quotes William Rowe, History Department chair, and David Bell, dean of faculty in KSAS.

Bloomberg.com
January 18, 2010
NATO to Rebuff Russian Bid for Separate Treaty, Officials Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO who is now managing director of Johns Hopkins University’s trans-Atlantic relations center in Washington, is quoted.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 17, 2010
Disaster meets poverty to create total health crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times piece quotes Christina Catlett, associate director for health preparedness at the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.

Times Record News (Texas)
January 19, 2010
Scientists turn stem cells into pork
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece quotes Jason Matheny, who has studied meat alternatives at the School of Public Health.

Poughkeepsie Journal
January 19, 2010
Book traces history of 'immortal' woman
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Rebecca Skloot's book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," takes readers on a journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells.

News.az
January 19, 2010
Moscow seeks influence more than peace in South Caucasus
Johns Hopkins angle: News.Az interviews Donald N. Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University.

Mail Guardian
January 19, 2010
Painful joints? Just give your knees a little hug: new high tech support promises solution to osteoarthritis
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that A long-term study at the Johns Hopkins University found that 62 per cent of patients treated with the device avoided a total knee replacement, compared to 7 per cent of patients in a control group.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2010
Up-close killings emerge in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Webster of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Tampabay.com
January 18, 2010
In wake of murder-suicide, a psychologist speaks of medical family's 'unique challenges'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that psychiatrists' and surgeons' marriages are at particular risk, according to a study that tracked for 30 years 1,248 people who graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Standard Freeholder (Cornwall, England)
January 19, 2010
Rare genetic disorder attacks connective tissues
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Hal Dietz of the School of Medicine.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
January 19, 2010
Food for thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Peter Rabins of the School of Medicine.

Ventura County Star (Calif.)
January 18, 2010
Oak Park stem cell recipient gets good news
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a man who was the first human to get an infusion of his own cardiac stem cells as part of a clinical trial being conducted through the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, in collaboration with JHU.

Annapolis Capital
January 18, 2010
Ideology colors state economic debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions research money obtained by Johns Hopkins.

Irish Independent
January 16, 2010
Eoghan Harris: It's time for a lot less of the soft lower lip in our politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Kate Jamison of the School of Medicine is mentioned.

Scotland on Sunday
January 16, 2010
Mexicans short of swine flu vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2010
Loyola, UMBC, Hopkins enjoy jump in applications
Johns Hopkins angle: John Latting, director of undergraduate admissions at JHU, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2010
Scientists train to go out of this world
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Charles A. "Karl" Hibbitts of APL, as well as 11 other scientists who hope to fly into space with their experiments someday, spent two days last week at a private space training center near Philly getting a taste of the rigors and risks of a quick shot, 350,000 feet up to the edge of space and back.

Ottawa Citizen
January 15, 2010
Intent to Injure
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni is quoted.

The State (Columbia, S.C.)
January 19, 2010
Parenting in the digital era
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes P. M. Forni, a professor in the Krieger School and co-founder of JHU's Civility Initiative.

Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2010
Squeezing transit dollars
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial notes that transit advocates are hoping construction on the east-west Red Line, the 14.5-mile light rail system from Woodlawn to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, could be started as early as 2013.

Wired.com
January 15, 2010
Win an Eating Contest
Johns Hopkins angle: For advice on this topic, the writer consulted Gerard Mullin, an associate professor of Gastroenterology in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
January 16, 2010
Thursday's College Basketball
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins 55, Haverford 40.

Baltimore Sun
January 19, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's basketball, Johns Hopkins senior forward Andrew Farber-Miller was named the Centennial Conference co-Players of the Week.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
January 17, 2010
Local College Roundup - SU's Gardner hits a milestone
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that the Dickinson women’s basketball team defeated JHU’s team, 51 to 49. JHU player Lyndsay Burton  is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2010
Robert M. Taylor, distribution manager (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Taylor was manager of materials distribution for APL.

Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2010
David Franks dies at 61 (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Franks earned a master's degree at JHU.

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New York Times
January 17, 2010
Professor Is a Label That Leans to the Left
A pair of sociologists are asking why so many liberals — and so few conservatives — want to be professors.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 15, 2010
Loyola U. bolstering science, tech programs with $12M expansion
Loyola University Maryland is spending $12 million to expand its science building to meet an expected increase in students majoring in the subject.

New York Times
January 19, 2010
Education Grant Effort Faces Late Opposition
With its first deadline on Tuesday, the administration’s school improvement initiative is meeting resistance.

New York Times
January 18, 2010
Pay Rises for Leaders of Colleges, Survey Says
Compensation for presidents at public universities rose despite course eliminations and tuition increases.

The Guardian, U.K.
January 19, 2010
Liberal arts offer something completely different
In the UK, there are growing numbers who feel the liberal arts degree could help graduates develop their intellect and improve their employability, based on the experience in the U.S.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 19, 2010
Financial Outlook Remains Negative for Higher Education, Moody's Says
According to Moody's Investors Service, fundamental stresses on colleges and universities - especially private ones - will quickly become evident. 

ABC News
January 18, 2010
Parents of Students Missing in Haiti Quake Tell U.S. to 'Get in There'
Parents of four Lynn University students missing in the tons of Haiti rubble admitted today they need a miracle and told the U.S. government that it needs to "step up and get in there." 







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