(From the Johns Hopkins Gazette) M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, an internationally respected expert in river science, water resources management and environmental education, and an important and beloved member of The Johns Hopkins University faculty for more than half a century, died at his home in Baltimore on Feb 24, 2010. He was 85.
Wolman’s scholarly honors included election to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. A textbook he co-authored 40 years ago on how rivers change over time has been hailed as a seminal work in the field and is still widely used.
Johns Hopkins colleagues and students remember Wolman for his wit, charm, modesty and renowned teaching skills-and for his signature bow ties and the red hair that gave him his nickname. He contributed to the academic growth of the university through service as a department chair and interim provost and through strong advocacy of interdisciplinary studies.
Following the "Wolman Pebble Count" installation in February 14 - March 14, 2011 in the Mattin Center, the stones contributed by students, colleagues and friends from around the world will become part of a permanent installation. Stay tuned here for more developments. To be a part of this project send a stone (with a description of where it's from and why you chose it) to:
Wolman Pebble Count
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
Ames Hall 313
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218