| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:17 PM
The Johns Hopkins University is joining a group of elite universities that will offer free online courses through a company called Coursera, a collective leap that could open higher education to a broader audience.
Though Johns Hopkins already offers...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville....
| Aug 1, 2012
Kurt Delker found a unique way to spend time with his family and see a part of America this summer.
He went bicycling across Iowa with his 82-year-old father and 15-year-old son as part of the RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:08 PM
When Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opens its new, $1.1 billion building Tuesday, sick children will find a cobalt cow with legs the color of grass and a butter-colored head floating above their heads, poised to jump over a fanciful "moon."
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I've been thinking a lot about college lately. You see, one of my more time-consuming tasks is to write college recommendation letters. It's an occupational hazard from extended time in the state legislature, Congress and the governorship. But it's one...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
| Jan 18, 2013
Despite shivering during a recent photo shoot on a chilly afternoon, Phoenix residents Allison Silber and Amanda Sutor insist that braving the elements was not much of a factor when choosing a Division I college lacrosse program.
Silber was primarily...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Catonsville is among a number of Baltimore locales featured in songs on a new CD that will be released Saturday at a special performance party at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown.
Dan Naiman, a Catonsville resident for more than 20 years, plays...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Ellen G. McDaniel, whose distinguished career in psychiatry spanned more than 40 years and influenced patients, medical students and even juries, died of lung cancer Thursday at her home in Highland. She was 71.
The former Ellen Garb was raised in...