On the road to discovery
Some people walk down Baltimore's streets and hear nothing
but noise--shrill sirens, buses roaring like giant vacuum
cleaners and the metallic squink of Light Rail cars grinding
into the station.
Rjyan Kidwell walks down the same streets
and hears music.
To Kidwell--a Writing Seminars major whose
first name is pronounced "Ryan"--this city's wall of sound
is its pulse, a sign of urban life he felt compelled to
record and meld into the techno-pop he's been making for
New camera on its way to
After a one-day delay caused by a record-setting Florida
cold snap, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off at 6:22
a.m. on Friday, March 1, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in
Cape Canaveral, Fla. Columbia was carrying into space a
series of mid-life upgrades for the Hubble Space Telescope
that includes the Advanced Camera for Surveys, a new
instrument package built over a five-year period by a team
led by Holland Ford, professor of astronomy in the Krieger
School of Arts and Sciences.
Although it was technically the shuttle's
27th night launch, Columbia took off as dawn was tinting the
sky. Viewers at the Cape--who included contingents from
Hopkins and the Space Telescope Science Institute--had seen
its objective, the Hubble Space Telescope, pass by the moon
overhead mere moments before launch, looking like a moving
Meet JHU's newest All-American on the
The early signs of Daniel Davis' bent as a composer, and an
overachiever, were hard to miss.
Davis began piano lessons at age 5, and by
the time he was 9, he was arranging and performing music for
Sunday services at his family church. Still in his single
digits, Davis fashioned his own home recording studio--a
$12.99 tape recorder and a microphone bound with masking
tape to a music stand, set atop the family piano. By 13
Davis was composing music, and at the still tender age of 18
he founded a contemporary classical music series back home
in North Carolina.
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