New Initiative Sets Sights On — and Sites For —
Public Art at Homewood
In November, a blue-tipped bronze tree stump with
exposed tentacle-like roots appeared
outside Levering Hall. The outdoor sculpture, titled
Willow, was created by Martin Kline, an acclaimed
artist whose works have been displayed at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York, the
Baltimore Museum of Art and other major museums throughout
the United States.
Five named 2008 AAAS Fellows
Five Johns Hopkins University researchers have been
elected by their peers as fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jonathan Bagger, Ted Dawson, Barbara
Landau, Jun Liu and Jeremy Nathans are among 486 new
fellows around the world. Election as a fellow
honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to
advance science or its applications.
Novel target for COPD prevention
Using a molecule similar to one found in an
experimental cancer drug, researchers at the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
demonstrated that activation of a key component of the
lung's antioxidant defense system, Nrf2, can prevent
emphysema in mice.