Walter Royal '73 has joined Morehouse School of Medicine as the new director of the Neuroscience Institute, as well as the head of the neurobiology department. He previously served as a professor of neurology, anatomy, and neurobiology as University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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Micah Kiser ‘13 recently played his first game at M&T Bank Stadium. The Rams linebacker returned to Baltimore for a preseason game on August 9, when he played against his hometown team. He had two tackles and four assists. Read more about his childhood dreams as a Ravens fan in this Baltimore Sun article about Rams players with Maryland ties.
Alex Gavis '82 advocates for application of "design thinking" to law school training and legal professional development in A Need for Lawyers with Empathy, in a commentary published in Corporate Counsel, a business magazine for corporate lawyers.
The Revolution of Necessity podcast recently featured Mike Lwin '01, who talks about the founding of his Myanmar-based company, Koe Koe Tech, and its app designed to combat maternal mortality, Maymay.
Traitify Chief Revenue Officer Jason Finkelstein '94 authored a piece on talent acquisition and screening, based on an analogy to Les Misérables, that was featured on HR Technologist.
Recently the Gilman campus hosted a football camp, led by Brandon Copeland ’09, that was unlike any other. The Jets linebacker, joined by other NFL players and volunteers, held a one-day event for more than 400 kids ages 11-17. Learn more about the third annual Beyond the Basics Football Camp here.
The Wall Street Journal has favorably reviewed the latest book by Chris White ‘74, The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine's Greatest Fishery? saying that he "untangles the complex economics of the lobster industry with admirable clarity..." Read the review, listen to a podcast, and learn where you can order his books here.
Gilman Athletic Director Russell Wrenn ‘96 is shown with Trilogy Lacrosse CEO Ryan Boyle ‘00 and campers at Boyle’s lacrosse camp at Goucher College. Wrenn spoke to two different sessions of campers about the college recruiting process. Boyle founded Trilogy in 2005 with his Gilman and Princeton teammate, Rob Lindsey ‘00.
Mac Ford '81 has scored The Baltimore Sun All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year, after guiding Notre Dame Prep's Blazers to a 17-4 season and their first IAAM A Conference championship since 2003. Ford, a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame after his playing career with Gilman, North Carolina and the U.S. national team, has a 56-24 record in his four years with the Blazers. Read all about it here.
Davey Emala '09 and Marcus Holman '09 pose with Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Sandy Brown '81 after the MLL All-Star Game. Marcus outscored his former teammate, but Davey's MLL All-Star Team got the better of Marcus' Team USA squad in a 15-14 overtime win. Read more about the game here, and about Marcus' and Team USA's quest for gold in the 2018 FIL World Championship here.
In his final year as head coach, Brian Doud '82 has led Birmingham's Mountain Brook Spartans to the state championship in high school boys lacrosse. His son, Sean, was a defenseman for the team until graduation this year. Read more in the Over the Mountain Journal.
Edward Brown, III '14 is the recipient of Dickinson College's Hufstader Senior Prize, which is awarded annually to two graduating seniors who, in the judgment of the college president, have made the greatest contributions to the good of the college.
Will Rosenfield '14, a junior at Trinity College, has been named NESCAC Men's Golfer of the Year. With a scoring average of 73.3, he has been a medalist in three tournament this season, including the NESCAC Championship, which the Bantams won. Read more here.
James Wieler '09 climbed to Uhuru Peak, the highest summit on Kilimanjaro. The sign in the photo says he's at 5,895 m (19,341 ft).
After seven years as host of a sports talk show on WBAL NewsRadio 1090, Brett Hollander '03 has taken over the afternoon slot and will largely focus on state and local issues, "with a sprinkling of national topics and sports coverage." Learn more about his new show here.
When the FIL World Lacrosse Championships open in July, Gilman will be well-represented. In addition to Marcus Holman '09, who will suit up for Team USA, his former teammate Evan Redwood '08 will take the field for Team Jamaica. Jamaica will be making its first-ever appearance on lacrosse's biggest stage, and Redwood has played a vital role in establishing lacrosse on the island nation by recruiting players, hosting clinics, setting up youth leagues, securing equipment, and raising much-needed funds. Learn more about Team Jamaica and follow Evan’s progress here.
"The San Franciscos and New Yorks are easy to love — whether they ever love you back or not. A love for Baltimore is much harder earned and potentially much more transformational." Read The Baltimore Sun's thoughtful and hopeful OpEd, written by Will Zerhouni '94, here.
Fullback Henry Poggi '13 signed as a rookie free agent with the Oakland Raiders. Henry played four years at Michigan. Congrats, Henry!
George Hess '55, David Hess '82, and Eli Hess competed for the 13th time in the American Visionary Art Museum's 20th Kinetic Sculpture Race.
Greg Wills '15, Georgetown '19, has published Plugged In: How AI will Enhance an Evolving Sports World, a "look at new AI technology and its effect on the sports industry." You can order here.