November 11, 2008
The Johns Hopkins University is expected to announce today that it has selected as its new president Ronald J. Daniels, a Canadian-educated lawyer who is the provost of the University of Pennsylvania, sources have told The Baltimore Sun. Daniels, 49, is something of an unorthodox choice to lead the Hopkins medical institution and university. He has spent the bulk of his professional career in Canada as a professor and dean of law. Hopkins does not have a law school. And unlike Dr. William R. Brody, the departing president at Hopkins, Daniels does not have a medical background.
October 13, 2007
Raymond Clarence Phillips, a colorful and witty English professor who kept several generations of Western Maryland College students riveted with his classroom dramatizations of literary characters, died Monday of a stroke at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Va. He was 75. Dr. Phillips, who maintained homes in Uniontown and Williamsport, Pa., had been vacationing in Corolla, N.C., when stricken. He was born and raised in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1949.
July 17, 2007
Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., a medical professor and researcher whose study of the connection between exercise and longevity influenced the modern physical fitness movement, died July 9 at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., after a long battle with congestive heart disease, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he taught from 1977 to 1993. Dr. Paffenbarger, an epidemiologist, spent several decades studying the exercise levels, illnesses and deaths of more than 50,000 people who had graduated from Harvard University or the University of Pennsylvania from 1916 to 1950.
June 30, 2007
Dr. Philip Wagley, a retired dentist and career Army officer who served in three wars, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 86. Dr. Wagley was born and raised in Columbia, Pa. He earned his bachelor's and dental degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the Army Dental Corps during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, at military posts and bases in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
March 31, 2007
Awards Williams Scotsman International Inc., a Baltimore-based modular and mobile space provider, won two Best of Show awards and several first place awards and honorable mentions at the recently concluded Modular Building Institute convention. The World Trade Center Institute presented Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. with its International Business Leadership Award for global business accomplishments. Certification William C. Scher, a financial adviser with Owings Mills-based AXA Advisors LLC, was awarded a certificate in retirement planning by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School for completing the AXAEquitable at Retirement education program.
February 18, 2007
I'll tell you when I decided - apologies to Ricky Ricardo - that I had some 'splainin' to do. It was a few days ago when I got an e-mail informing me that I am an "anti-gay bigot." Which would be a shock to the system at any time, but seems especially ironic coming as it does a few weeks before I am supposed to receive an award from PFLAG - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The source of this ire? A column I wrote about Mary Cheney, who is a lesbian, and pregnant, and the daughter of the vice president.