Killer of student Linda Trinh is sentenced to life in
Donta Maurice Allen, who pleaded guilty in November to
the January 2005 killing of Johns Hopkins senior Linda
Trinh, was sentenced last week to life in prison, a
sentence he said he deserved.
During a speech in court, Allen apologized to Trinh's
family and Johns Hopkins students, saying he realized he
had taken the life of someone much better than he.
Trinh, a 21-year-old
engineering major and former president of her sorority,
was killed during a burglary attempt in her residence in
the Charles Apartments. Allen told police that he had
burglarized the apartment once before and did not expect
Trinh to be home.
Allen, who is 28, worked in bars and restaurants near
the Homewood campus and knew Trinh and many other students.
He will be eligible for parole in about 11-and-a-half
APL space missions named to top-100 list by 'Popular
The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft and the twin
STEREO solar-study probes launched into space in 2006 have
more in common than having been designed and built by the
Johns Hopkins Applied
Physics Laboratory: Both have been named by Popular
Science magazine to its list of the 100 best innovations of
the year, 12 of which were in the Aviation & Space
category. The two missions are featured in the December
issue and on the Web at
www.popsci.com (click on "Best of What's New"). The
magazine previously recognized APL's NEAR mission to
asteroid Eros, naming it to its best innovations lists of
1996 and 2001.
Nurse plans Community Health Workers Program for
faculty member Aisling McGuckin has been named an Open
Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow. The
fellowship is one of eight given to residents to work for
one year with underserved groups in Baltimore. McGuckin
will use the nearly $50,000 in funding to establish a
Community Health Workers Program for training leaders of
the refugee community on methods to improve refugees'
access to health-related services.
Evergreen names performance artist to 2007 residence
House has selected mezzo-soprano performance artist
Martha L. McDonald as its next "House Guest." She is the
first performance-based artist in the highly acclaimed,
seven-year-old artist-in-residence program.
McDonald has developed a unique performance form that
blends operatic singing with original monologues, historic
"lecture," humor, elaborate costumes and video to take a
fresh look at gender and sexuality.
Throughout June and July, McDonald will enjoy access
to the extraordinary and diverse collections of Evergreen
and find inspiration in the lives of its former female
residents, Alice Whitridge Garrett and Alice Warder
Garrett, for the creation of new performance pieces.
The selection was made by Gerald Ross, director of
exhibitions at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
James Yager named Schoenrich Professor in Preventive
James Yager, senior associate dean for academic
affairs at the Bloomberg
School of Public Health, has been named the Edyth H.
Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine.
"It is especially fitting that Dr. Yager receive this
honor because he typifies Dr. Schoenrich's philosophy of
building bridges to bring people and organizations
together," said Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg
School. "In his role as senior associate dean, he works
selflessly to improve every aspect of our school. He
integrates our many activities — whether education,
research or practice — into a more cohesive
Yager is a professor of toxicology in the Department
of Environmental Health Sciences and holds a joint
appointment in the Department of Oncology at the School of
Medicine. An expert on the mechanisms of estrogen
carcinogenesis, he focuses on understanding genetic and
environmental susceptibility factors related to breast
Schoenrich, a professor in Health Policy and
Management, director of Part-time Professional Programs and
associate chair of the MPH Program, joined the Hopkins
faculty more than 50 years ago. Through her vision and
determination, the Bloomberg School has developed one of
the premier preventive medicine programs in the country.
JHU Women's Network is seeking leadership
The Johns Hopkins University Women's Network is now
accepting nominations for the seventh annual Women's
Leadership Award, which will be presented at the 20th
annual Spring Luncheon on May 11 at the Marriott Waterfront
One honoree from each chapter — APL, Bayview,
Homewood, JHMI and SAIS — will be selected by the
nomination panel based on evidence of the following
criteria: motivating others in their work and community;
developing leadership skills in others; mentoring others in
their work; increasing employee knowledge of critical
issues facing an office, division or department of the
university; and strengthening commitment of the faculty,
staff and students to the university.
Anyone may nominate a member of the faculty, staff or
student body who has provided leadership at JHU. To do so,
download a form at
must be received via e-mail by Friday, March 3.
GO TO JANUARY 16,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
GO TO THE GAZETTE