The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 4, 2002

March 4, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 24

Committee on Participation Policies for Human Subjects announced
An experimental treatment for hayfever is safe, effective, fast
Sesame Workshop, JHU/CCP team on worldwide health initiative
Forni gives readers a guide to civil behavior
Early malnutrition and parasitic infections reduce cognitive ability
For 18,000 students: One ring
Comprehensive, multilingual digestive diseases Web resource is launched
Study: 'Saturday night special' ban reduced gun homicides in Maryland
Job Opportunities
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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 years. Full story...

New camera on its way to Hubble
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 star. Full story...

Meet JHU's newest All-American on the academic field
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. Full story...

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