Falk Named Dean of Krieger School
Theoretical physicist has served in interim post and as
dean of faculty
Deans worry about dollars. They worry about
infrastructure. They worry about labs and libraries and
classrooms and committees. But mostly, Adam Falk says, they
need to worry about people. Especially, he says, about
bringing people together.
Liftoff! New Horizons is
The first mission to distant planet Pluto is under way
after the launch Jan. 19 of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
New Horizons — designed and built by the Applied
Physics Laboratory — roared into the afternoon sky
aboard a powerful Atlas V rocket at 2 p.m.
'Oil weapon' constrains U.S. policy in Middle
U.S. policy in the Middle East is driven by baseless
fears that an "oil weapon" can cut off our fuel supply, a
Johns Hopkins researcher has concluded. In a peer-reviewed
journal article, Roger J. Stern argues that the decades-old
belief that petroleum-rich Persian Gulf nations must be
appeased to keep oil flowing is imaginary, and the threat
of deployment of an "oil weapon" is toothless.