Art Workshops turn 25
The Homewood Art Workshops began innocently enough in a small
room on the
first floor of Merryman Hall on the Homewood campus. It was a
modest space where on one afternoon each week a model would come
to pose for the gathered budding artists.
It was 1974, and Craig Hankin at that time was
a junior majoring in art history. Hankin says the program back
then was not much more than a small group of people with sketch
pads and a few who actually brought paints with them.
But to Hankin, that small room was a godsend.
$10 million endows A&S
International telephone and cable television entrepreneur J.
Barclay Knapp has committed $10 million to endow the deanship of
the university's Krieger School of Arts and
Sciences in memory of his father.
Income from the endowment will be available to
the dean as a sort of academic venture capital fund, providing
seed money for new initiatives and enabling the dean to respond
quickly to innovative proposals from the Arts and Sciences
"We are profoundly grateful to Barclay for his
extraordinary gift, which recognizes the central role the Krieger
School plays at Johns Hopkins," President
William R. Brody said. "An endowed deanship gives us unique
opportunities to enhance the academic mission of the school."
Study Shows "Silent" HIV Lasts a
In 1995, researchers at Johns Hopkins discovered that HIV evades
anti-viral drugs by hiding in the immune system, infecting
certain white blood cells, called T cells, and then going to
sleep, or turning off. In the May Nature Medicine, the
same team reports this silent infection persists for a
"This doesn't mean a cure for HIV is
impossible, but it is an obstacle," says Robert Siliciano, senior
author on the report and associate professor of rheumatology and
molecular biology and genetics, School of Medicine. "And it
emphasizes that patients need to stay on their medication,
possibly for the rest of their lives."
However, not all news from the study was bleak.
The study patients, who kept to their strict drug regimens under
supervision from physicians at the Johns Hopkins Moore HIV
Clinic, all had undetectable levels of HIV in their blood and no
signs of AIDS.
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