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The Metamorphosis Project, a massive research project conducted by communication professor Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach and a team of graduate students and other faculty has been published in a special issue of Communication Research. The issue was guest edited by Ball-Rokeach and Annenberg doctoral student Elizabeth Gutierrez Hoyt. Four articles from the Metamorphosis Project were included in the edition, showcasing research that explores communication technology and community. The articles can be found at

Ron Blackwelder, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been elected to the elite Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Blackwelder and 14 other scientists and clinicians were honored at an induction ceremony on May 23 and again at the university’s commencement on May 24. Blackwelder is best known for his research on the practical aspects of aerodynamics, including the relationship between the flow ingested by aircraft engines and their performance. He has made seminal contributions in the areas of turbulence, flow stability, drag reduction and instrumentation. His research on particle image velocimetry helped place this technique in the forefront of contemporary experimental fluid mechanics. The Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of former Johns Hopkins president Milton S. Eisenhower to honor former postdoctoral fellows and junior or visiting faculty at the university who went on to distinction in their fields. With this year’s inductees, the society’s membership totals 415.

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