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2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 6, 1999
'U' Solar Car team
finishes 17th in race

From staff reports
While the destination of the
University's solar car team was the
sunny state of Florida, the sun did
not light the way for the 10-day
journey from Washington, D.C. to
Orlando, Fla.
Throughout Sunrayce '99, the
nation's largest solar car competi-
tion, Maizeblaze, the University's
solar car, raced under almost con-
stant rain.
Last week, Maizeblaze crossed
the finish line at Epcot at the Walt
Disney World Resort, placing 17th
out of the 29 student-built cars.
The winner of the race, Solar

Miner II, the entrant from the
University of Missouri at Rolla,
completed the 1,300 mile journey in
56 hours 16 minutes and 44 seconds,
travelling at 25 miles per hour.
The University, which finished
the race 23 hours behind Missouri,
suffered many time penalties for
relying on the car's support trailer
instead of its own power.
If the team is able to secure
enough funds from sponsors,
Maizeblaze will compete in the
World Solar Challenge held in
Australia this fall, an event in which
previous University teams have

Kelsey Museum provides
impse of ancient music
By April Alexander
The University's Kelsey Museum of
Archaeology has not always been the
samestructure as it is today.
At its birth in 1891, the building
was called Newberry Hall and it
became the official meeting hall/
for the Students' Christian
After being sold to the University in
1937, the building was renamed forUin
Universiy Latin Language and
Literature Prof. Francis W. Kelsey in
Through the years the small build-
ing on South State Streethas had many
improvemensts and additions including
additional floors, officesaaces -la
tory and alibra
Most recently, the museum has ren-
ovated the front of the building to
accommodate a new access ramp.
The ramp, which was made of
materials that match the Kelsey's orig-
inal stone, allows the building to con-
form to current accessibility codes
while maintaining the historic look of D4AMw JONES/Daily
the structure. The University's Kelsey Museum on South State Street houses artifacts from 4
Todd Gerring, program assistant for places like Egypt. The current exhibition focuses on anc t music.
the museum, said the Kelsey adds SAFE creates a climate-controlled Egyptian and Greek music and their
something special to the University's area that can preserve the most endan- use of different musical instuments in
campus. gered of collections for many genera- ritualistic war, religious, and other cer-
In addition to being the only archae- tions to come. emonies. Although the exhibit opened
ology museum in the state, Gerring said The museum contains 100,000 arti- this spring, the exhibit will be on dis-
the museum houses a special environ- facts, half of which were excavated by play throughout the summer.
ment for some of the older artifacts. University archaeologists and 44,000 000 people are
"It is the only museum that has a of which are from Egypt.e eMted to view the exhibits'this
Sensitive Artifact Facility and The newest exhibit "Music in summeralone,saidNicholasKatopol,
Environment," Gerring said. Roman Egypt" features the artistry of a museum employee.

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