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“We still learn about the things that Reds discovered in the ’50s. We’re still standing on his shoulders.”

—David Montgomery, University of Washington geomorphologist and MacArthur award recipient, quoted in The Washington Post about the influence of M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, the famed Johns Hopkins geomorphologist and environmental scientist who died Feb. 24 at the age of 85. Wolman, son of the legendary professor Abel Wolman, served as a faculty member at Homewood for more than half a century. The university held a memorial service for Wolman on April 11.

Web extra: Video Tribute to Reds Wolman

Reds Wolman in Gilman Hall, 2006
Photo: Chris Hartlove

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