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  • Steven Muller, former Hopkins president, dies at 85

    Steven Muller, former Hopkins president, dies at 85
    Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85. A child refugee from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a doctorate...
  • PASSINGS: Jozef Glemp, Steven Muller

    Jozef Glemp Polish cardinal Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
  • Shirley R. More, social worker

    Shirley R. More, social worker
    Shirley R. More, a retired social worker who earlier had been a Baltimore County public school teacher, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley, where she had moved this year. She was...
  • Lemur researcher works to save endangered species

    Lemur researcher works to save endangered species
    When researcher Erik Patel hiked into the mountainous rain forest of northeast Madagascar in 2001, he was a doctoral student embarking on a quest for basic scientific knowledge about one of the rarest primates in the world: a snow-white lemur called the...
  • Putting the forecast in the palm of a (small) hand

    Putting the forecast in the palm of a (small) hand
    Growing up in and around New York City, where the weather can be as fickle as a Yankee fan, Justin Berk was bitten by the forecasting bug. After earning his degree in meteorology from Cornell University, Berk did a five-year stint at WBAL-TV before...
  • Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate

    Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate
    Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber. The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
  • Helen B. Wolfe, advocate of women's rights

    Helen B. Wolfe, advocate of women's rights
    Helen B. Wolfe, an outspoken advocate of women's rights who also had been a member of the faculty of McDaniel College for more than a decade, died March 5 from cancer at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. She was 79. With a head of thick...
  • William L. More, World War II veteran

    William L. More, World War II veteran
    William L. More, a retired Exxon marketing representative who fought during World War II with the 4th Marine Division in some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home. He...
  • Richard Artschwager dies at 89; painter and sculptor

    Richard Artschwager dies at 89; painter and sculptor
    Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89. A...
  • Exercise: Choose your own potential

    Exercise: Choose your own potential
    Long ago I had one of those "choose-your-own adventure" books based on a James Bond movie, and I made bad choices; the poor British spy kept getting consumed in a vat of molten lava, impaled on a bunch of spiky things or became an appetizer for...
  • Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients

    Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients
    Police want to identify women seen over two decades by a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was found dead on Monday amid a police investigation that he was surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients. The doctor, identified as Nikita A....