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Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2010
Hopkins-affiliated aid group heads to Haiti to help pregnant women, children
Johns Hopkins angle: Three members of Johns Hopkins-affiliated Jhpiego will fly today to Haiti to bring aid to women and children in that earthquake ravaged country. (Baltimore)
January 20, 2010
Aid Workers Leave BWI for Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that three members of the JHU-affiliated Jhpiego are flying today to Haiti to provide medical assistance.

Philanthropy Journal
January 20, 2010
Maryland sees nonprofit job growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on a new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. Lester Salamon, director of the center, is quoted.

The Guardian (U.K.)
January 19, 2010
American women bring home the bacon as 20% earn more than spouses
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School.

Space Daily
January 20, 2010
Four Years And Counting
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature provides an update on the Applied Physics Laboratory’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is heading to Pluto. Project manager Glen Fountain and project scientist Hal Weaver, both of APL, are quoted.
January 15, 2020
Biodegradable Nanoparticles Bypass Mucus, Offer Drug-Delivery Platform
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Justin Hanes, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, who supervised this research.

The New York Times
January 19, 2010
As Different as Night and Day
Johns Hopkins angle: Nancy Collop, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, is quoted in this article about sleep habits.

Smart Money
January 20, 2010
Brown's Mass. Victory: The New Calculus
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Bradley Herring of the School of Public Health.

Vancouver Sun
January 19, 2010
Cancer even deadlier for people with diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Frederick Brancati of the School of Public Health.

January 20, 2010
Outlook good for Nabucco gas pipeline - analyst
Johns Hopkins angle: interviews Bo Kong, an energy expert at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.
January 20, 2010
New malaria vaccine described as “complementary”
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the announcement that PATH MVI will partner with the Sabin Institute and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to develop a malaria “transmission-blocking vaccine” represents a new and exciting direction in malaria control. (Maryland)
January 20, 2010
Martial Arts Master travels from China to teach at Bullis
Johns Hopkins angle: This community education column mentions that Fourth Annual High School Student Art Exhibit — Opposites Attract — will run through March 24 at JHU’s Montgomery County campus. Eric Beatty, director of JHU’s Homewood Arts Programs, is quoted. (Maryland)
January 20, 2010
Bill targets ‘loophole' on kids' campaign contributions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Maryland Delegate Brian J. Feldman of Potomac teaches a master's degree course on state policymaking at JHU.

The Aspen Times (Colo.)
January 20, 2010
Johns Hopkins physicist to speak in Aspen
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is an interview with David Kaplan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School. He will be delivering a lecture in Aspen.

Baltimore City Paper
January 20, 2010
Thinking Outside The Boxes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about proposed retail development near JHU’s Homewood campus mentions that the city plans to do a traffic impact study after January 25, when students return for the spring semester.

Florida Today
January 20, 2010
Satellite Beach resident on 'American Idol' tonight
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief mentions that JHU undergraduate Noel Turner is expected to appear on “American Idol” tonight.

The Suncoast News (Florida)
January 19, 2010
Vaccine may kill leukemia cells that survive Gleevec attack
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center research led by Hyam Levitsky, a professor of oncology, medicine and urology in the School of Medicine. Levitsky is quoted.

Reuters Health
January 19, 2010
Age important in hereditary pancreatic cancer risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes lead researcher Alison P. Klein, an associate professor of oncology in the School of Medicine.

Chemistry World
January 19, 2010
Circular chips study nerve cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a team led by Arun Venkatesan of the School of Medicine has designed a circular microfluidic device to study nerve cell interactions that are implicated in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.

Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2010
Debt hounds wind up chasing their own tails
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock finance column mentions that Rockville-based Mann Bracken has, in the past, been hired to collect money owed to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Villages Daily Sun (Fla.)
January 20, 2010
The Roscoes’ goal: Raise a million, find a cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Jerry and Joan Roscoe are trying to raise $1 million for disease research at Johns Hopkins University.
January 19, 2010
Nigeria: Tackling Taboo Topic of Reproductive Health Among Youths
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the International Conference on Family Planning was organized and sponsored by several entities, including the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Cumberland Times News (Md.)
January 19, 2010
Local schools recognized for innovative practices
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the National Network of Partnership Schools’ Promising Partnership Practices is published by Johns Hopkins University.

San Jose Mercury News
January 19, 2010
Prep notebook: Mid-Cal Classic has another strong field
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports news item states that Lincoln senior Frank Schiff has made an oral commitment to play baseball at Johns Hopkins.


Chronicle of Higher Education
January 20, 2010
NIH Will Give Less and Demand More in 2010, New Leader Says
Six months into his job as NIH director, Francis Collins is close to announcing new ethics rules for universities and their scientists to ensure that medical research isn't corrupted by corporate financing. That may not be the only shake-up.

Contra Costa Times
January 19, 2010
Residents sue over UC Berkeley fraternity behavior
Tired of years of public urination, assaults and vandalism, residents near UC Berkeley's southern edge on Tuesday sued dozens of the university's fraternities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 19, 2010
Time Crunch for Female Scientists: They Do More Housework Than Men
A new study from the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender and Research at Stanford University has found that female scientists do 54 percent of their core household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry—about twice as much as their male counterparts.

Chronicle of Education
January 20, 2010
Baylor College of Medicine Faces NIH Sanctions Over Financial Conflicts
The National Institutes of Health has ordered tougher financial disclosures on all grant applications from Baylor College of Medicine, saying that an investigation has raised "serious concerns" about the college's compliance with regulations governing corporate conflicts of interest.

New York Times "The Choice" Blog
Yale Admissions Office Sets Its Pitch to Music (and Dance)
Yale students and admissions officers produce a "Why I Chose Yale" video musical.

Inside Higher Education
January 20, 2010
Help for Haitian Students
Institutions in New York City, which has the highest concentration of Haitian residents in the United States, are organizing to provide services to students and their relatives who were affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Inside Higher Education
January 19, 2010
'The Unchosen Me'
In her new book, "The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Women in College" (Johns Hopkins University Press), Rachelle Winkle-Wagner explores the challenges students of color face during their years on campus and how the challenges affect their college success–or lack thereof.

Kiplinger Magazine (online)
February Issue
Best Values in Public Colleges 2009-10
The schools in this 100 best values in public colleges and universities–led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for overall value and by Binghamton University (SUNY) for out-of-state value–continue to deliver strong academics at reasonable prices.

Johns Hopkins University