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ARIZONA MEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS BEARS

Greek Life has long dominated ASUA; candidates and members champion change

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When Ahva Sadeghi arrived at the UA three years ago, she decided not to join a sorority in favor of spending her time on internships and clubs related to her philosophy, politics, economics and law major. She’s participated in Arizona Model United Nations, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Mock Trial Club and Pre-Law club, to name a few. But Sadeghi’s decision not to join a sorority raises a big question as she prepares to run for student body president this year: Can a non-greekaffiliated student win?

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Of the past 10 Associated Students of the University of Arizona presidents, only two have been nongreek. Sadeghi, a junior who said she is considered the “wild card” by some ASUA members, is the only non-greek on this year’s presidential ballot. “Most of the people voting are in Greek Life,” Sadeghi said. “They have a really strong network and are very supportive of each other, which is wonderful, but can be very scary if you want to stand up against the system and try to run without a big sorority behind you.” The close ties between student government elected officials and Greek Life is nothing new, with

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AHVA SADEGHI, Associated Students of the University of Arizona presidential candidate, speaks to passing students about her campaign. If elected, Sadeghi would be the first female, non-greek ASUA president in more than 10 years.

almost every election containing a similar pool of candidates. Morgan Abraham, a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and current ASUA president, said that certain fraternities and sororities tend to have a culture of involvement with student government. Greek Life represents about

14.5 percent of the undergraduate population as of last fall, according to Johanne Ives, assistant dean of students for sorority and fraternity programs. In the presidential campaign last year, Abraham faced two candidates who were also in fraternities. He said that greek votes tend to be a huge

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factor in elections and that greeks tend to vote greek. “It is 100 percent easier to run when you’re in Greek Life, which is why any candidate that manages to win or run when they’re not Greek Life, they have my complete respect,” Abraham said. “They do have to

A memorial on Friday will honor Lexie Kamerman, a former UA alumna who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan in January. Andrew Campbell, assistant director of residential education, said the memorial service for Kamerman, which will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. in Pima Residence Hall, was organized by Student Affairs, the 2012 higher education cohort, staff within the higher education program, the Dean of Students, Campus Recreation and Residence Life. Pima was chosen as the location for the memorial because Kamerman was a graduate community director in that residence hall during the 2011-2012 academic school year, Campbell said. Invitations for the memorial event were sent out to Student Affairs, the Center for the Study of Higher Education within the College of Education, Campus Recreation and Residence Life — some of the areas Kamerman was involved with during her time at the UA, Campbell said. Kendra Corey, a Study Abroad coordinator who was part of the College of Education cohort with Kamerman, said she expects about 50 people to attend Friday’s memorial. “I envision more of an intimate gathering … not very public,” Corey said. A few people will speak at the memorial, according to Corey, including Russell Martin, assistant director of Academic Success and Achievement, who will read a letter from Kamerman’s mother.

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LEXIE KAMERMAN was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul in January. A memorial will be held for her on Friday.

During the memorial, Student Affairs will also present a gift in Kamerman’s name. Corey said the memorial will be more of a joyful celebration, with a combination of laughter and tears. Amanda Kraus, the assistant professor of Practice and Masters program director in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, said everyone involved in organizing this memorial was eager to participate, and began planning a week after hearing the news. “We want to capture her spirit and make clear her impact,” Kraus said. “She was very committed to social justice.”

Kamerman received her Master of Arts in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the UA. Kraus advised Kamerman during her graduate studies. “We want to welcome folks who knew Lexie and to celebrate her memory,” Kraus said. After graduating from the UA, Kamerman went to Elon University in North Carolina, where she served as the assistant director of residence life during the 2012-2013 academic school year, Corey said. Corey said she met Kamerman during graduate school in 2010 and was part of the same higher education cohort until

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Following nearly a week of public outcry, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial religious freedom bill on Wednesday. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known in the Arizona Senate as Senate Bill 1062, was passed by both houses of the Arizona Legislature late last week. S.B. 1062 arrived on Brewer’s desk Monday for her consideration. S.B. 1062 would have allowed businesses to cite their religious beliefs as a reason for denying service to individuals. “Senate Bill 1062 … does not seek to address a specific and present concern related to Arizona businesses,” Brewer said in a statement released with her veto decision. “The out-of-state examples cited by proponents of the bill, while concerning, are issues not currently existing in Arizona,” Brewer said. “Furthermore, the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.” The veto announcement comes after several politicians, businesses and groups across the country called for Brewer’s veto. Former Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans, joined a chorus of politicians on both sides of the aisle urging the governor to veto. Apple Inc. and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee also voiced their disapproval of S.B. 1062.

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Students share Sochi experiences BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat

Three UA students recently returned from Sochi, Russia, where they had the opportunity of a lifetime to work as interns with NBC at the Olympics. Two of the students, Desiree Piazza and Joseph Shaw, both Russian and Slavic studies seniors, were hired as translators. They had many tasks while in Sochi, working as personal translators to guests, guiding people in and out of Olympic events and working in offices, Shaw said. The third UA student, Heather Smyser, a second language acquisition and teaching graduate

student, was hired as a runner. and Arabic studies, said that she Smyser said that she worked entirely switched majors from aerospace behind the scenes, helping to gather after her freshman year because of and prepare all of the necessary her love of languages and has found materials before the games began. many opportunities as a result. “People say, Once the ‘Oh, you’re Olympics majoring in w e r e A lot of Russians would a language? underway, come up to us and say, What are you she was ‘Why does America going to do in placed in hate Russia?’ life?’ But what production, — Joseph Shaw, am I not going ensuring senior studying Russian to do?” Piazza that all of and Slavic studies said. “I don’t the NBC regret it at all.” employees Shaw said that he became and managers had what they interested in Russian as a way to needed to perform their jobs. Piazza, who is double-majoring further his career in the U.S. Air in Russian and Slavic studies Force.

“I’m in Air Force ROTC … and they made it pretty clear that if I switched [to a critical language] I would be more competitive,” Shaw said. NBC contacted the UA Russian department for this internship. Piazza said that she thought this was because of the program’s extensive study abroad opportunities and experienced professors. Piazza said that they didn’t experience any of the problems that many other Americans encountered, in that they had clean water, laundry service and fully functional door handles. But Piazza said she found that many Russians had already come to associate

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Arizona Student Unions will bring a night of fun to students this Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center. Cat Crawl will be the first-ever on-campus, latenight event for all students. Allen Womble, the student engagement coordinator for Arizona Student Unions, said that the event was created as a way to help students feel more connected to campus. “[The event] is a way to engage with [the student union] and create a new home away from home,” Womble said. There will be activities on every floor of the student union, as well as raffles with prizes including an iPad and gift cards. Cellar Bistro will have a casino night, karaoke and free games. The main floor of the student union will host fortune tellers, caricature artists and a photo booth. Laser tag, a dance floor with live music and free pizza and drinks will be on the third floor. Kristin Tenney, the marketing manager for Arizona Student Unions, said that late-night events are a good addition to the event repertoire of the student unions. “I think it is great that we are looking at after-hour events to host on campus, in a safe environment that students can come to with their friends and meet new people,” Tenney said. These late-night events became a big hit on several campuses in the U.S. in response to the alcohol climate in 2000, Womble said, and the idea of these late nights is to party and have fun in a safe and responsible way. “Universities really had to step back and say, ‘OK, how do we engage our students, how do we provide something fun for them but that’s not in this [alcohol] scene so that we can keep them safe?’” Womble said. Todd Millay, an assistant director of Arizona

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Jeremy Derois (left), a film and television major, and Ken Peng (right), a non-degree seeking graduate student, pass out fliers, popcorn and beads for the Cat Crawl event on the UA Mall on Wednesday. The Cat Crawl will be at the Student Union Memorial Center on Friday at 10 p.m.

Student Unions, said that he felt as though the student union is in the process of becoming more than a food supply source, that it’s also a place for fun and engaging activities that will help support UA students. “The union in itself is a facility, and all that we are doing should be a big support mechanism for the students,” Millay said. Tenney said that she hoped there would be

on campus, so that ASUA isn’t seen as a club and an exclusive group of people.” ASUA members have been working with the from page 1 Dean of Students Office to finalize plans for work a little bit harder.” the assembly, with a goal to have an assembly When Abraham decided to run for senate established by August. Initially, the senate would and for president, his fraternity brothers oversee the assembly, but eventually, it could supported him through the process. Using their have voting power on resolutions discussed in connections, they garnered more support for the senate. him, Abraham said. Kendal Washington White, assistant vice In order for an organization to officially help president for Student Affairs and dean of out a candidate, it must endorse the candidate students, said that she believes the assembly formally through a paper application. While is a great way to address representation issues some greek houses will not officially endorse within ASUA. candidates, its members can change their profile “I’m really supportive of the idea because I pictures on Facebook in support of candidates think that, in my experience on campus, there from their houses. are certain types of students who are drawn to Going back 17 years, former ASUA president ASUA,” White said. “It tends to be students who Gilbert Davidson, now town manager for are greek or have been a part of ASUA since they Marana, wasn’t in Greek Life. However, he said were first-year students.” that historically, most ASUA presidents have Additionally, some ASUA members are been in a fraternity or sorority. working on creating a diversity coalition, Davidson added that he believes Greek Life is modeled off of the university’s Diversity like any group on campus and that if someone is Coalition. It will serve as a group where cultural actively involved, that will provide them a base centers can collaborate and can serve as a to start with. resource for other centers to bring ideas and “I think if someone is going to run for ASUA, projects, said Taylor Ashton, ASUA chief of staff if they’ve been involved in other things on and an ASUA presidential candidate. campus, that involvement adds to their success Ashton said that he believes working to in being elected,” Davidson said. diversify ASUA will help tie everyone on campus Dakota Staren, a public health sophomore, into what student government is doing. is one of two non-greek members of the “I think it’s important because it brings out all 10-person ASUA those different voices,” Ashton Senate. When she ran, said. “This is a great step in the Staren said, she had to right direction, to actually give We need to strategize differently students in different groups have a student from other candidates on campus an opportunity because she did not to be involved in what we’re government have the support of an doing and have a big impact that represents entire house behind on what’s going on.” her. the diversity on Staren said that she Upcoming elections our campus. visited clubs across With election polls opening — Ahva Sadeghi, campus during the on Tuesday, the three PPEL junior campaign process and presidential candidates said frequently stood on that they are working hard to the UA Mall to get her get their message out to the name out, helping her win the election last year. student body. “It’s definitely not impossible,” Staren said, Issac Ortega, a business economics junior “but you definitely have to work more.” and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, has served as executive vice president and is currently ASUA Creating a more diverse ASUA treasurer. As a candidate for ASUA president, All year long, ASUA members have been Ortega is running on a “Making You Count” working to create a more diverse student platform. government, according to Abraham. Abraham Ortega said that he believes running is easier is creating an assembly comprised of key for candidates who are a part of Greek Life constituent groups on campus that would bring because of the support system sororities and a different perspective to the ASUA Senate. fraternities provide. So far, he said that he has identified 25 Ashton, a political science junior and a different UA organizations, such as LGBTQ member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, said that and VETS. Each organization will select its own his decision to join student government and delegate, with the main purpose being to bring Greek Life were unrelated. He added that when different perspectives to ASUA. he talks to members of his fraternity, he asks “We tend to think similarly, and see issues them to support him based on his campaign, very differently from a lot of people on campus. and not on their fraternity ties. I think that’s a huge problem,” Abraham said. “[Greek Life] certainly isn’t that powerhouse “We’re trying to bridge ourselves to other areas that people think it is when it comes to voting,”

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the two graduated in 2012. Kamerman always embraced the UA school spirit, Corey said. Kamerman began working as a student development specialist in the Office of Student Affairs at the American University of Afghanistan in June 2013, said Nate Opin, a faculty member in the Office of Student Affairs at the university. Opin worked with Kamerman in the Office of Student Affairs for eight months. Opin said Kamerman advised more than 100 students at the university, in addition to overseeing seven buildings and three staff members in the residence program. “She fostered a sense of community through campus programs,” Opin said in a Skype interview. Opin said if he were able to attend the memorial event at the UA, he would talk about Kamerman’s positivity and desire to live life to the fullest. “Lexie would always give her all to the benefit of the students on this campus,” Opin said. “Her passion for student affairs was phenomenal.”

2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2007-09 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 Ashton said. “The support hasn’t been because we [fraternity members] both share the same letters or because we’re both in the same house; the support’s really been because they’ve been able to talk to me and see what I want to do.” The UA is not isolated in its abundance of Greek Life members in elected official positions, as greeks across the nation have dominated student elections, with some to a greater degree. At the University of Alabama, there exists a secret society of sorority and fraternity members known as the Machine, in reference to its ability to produce a winning candidate for Student Government Association president. It is known as an exclusively white advocacy group, and has been suspected of assaulting a candidate not endorsed by the group, as well as racial threats against a black SGA candidate, among other incidents , according to the website Business Insider. At the University of Southern California, a candidate for student government president

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Mardi Gras coming back to UA dorm BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat

Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall and the Residence Hall Association are hosting the third annual cultural celebration called Carnividá this Saturday. The event began in 2012 because the hall council at the time wanted to give students an event that would continue annually through Árbol de la Vida and be campus-wide, said Michelle Martin, a resident assistant at Árbol de la Vida. The theme is a result of the idea emerging around the time of Mardi Gras, she added. “Our big plan going into Carnividá was to make as many people feel like there’s something that they can do,” Martin said. “We have a bunch of different activities and performances, so that once residents and guests come, they have this

feeling of [being in] a really comfortable place N’ Blue Hip Hop Crew, The Magic Club and and a place to have fun; something different to The Charles Darwin Experience, as well as a jazz performance by an ensemble of graduate do over the weekend.” In addition to Mardi Gras’ Creole food, there students from the School of Music, Martin said. The planning and execution will be fortune tellers, is carried out completely by the henna tattoo artists, jugglers Hall Council of the Árbol de la and mask making, as well [It is] a celebraVida. It is expecting about 700 as a series of performers tion that their students to attend, said David from around campus, said fellow students Ward, the senior community Lysette Davis, a community are putting on director of Árbol de la Vida. director at Árbol de la Vida. for them. Davis said this festival “This is a chance for a — David Ward, is meant to be a cultural lot of on-campus groups senior community director celebration, but this year, it to show off their skills,” of Árbol de la Vida is focused on sustainability Davis said. as well. The festival will have its “While this theme will be own “Pitch Perfect”-style performance that will include a capella groups seen at the event, it is more of a mild undertone to the rest of the activities,” Davis said. Amplified, Noteriety and CatCall, Davis said. There will be a room dedicated to There will also be performances by the Black

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America with the complaints that became so popular. “A lot of Russians would come up to us and say, ‘Why does America hate Russia? Why are your American television stations talking about us?’” Piazza said. The interns had the opportunity to go to many different Olympic events, including the Opening Ceremonies, hockey games and more. Shaw said that he particularly enjoyed the USA-Russia men’s hockey game, while Piazza said her favorite event was snowboarding. Smyser said that her job mostly took her behind the scenes, so she was unable to meet many Olympians, while Piazza and Shaw had a different experience. Piazza said many Canadian and Polish athletes were staying in their hotel. “When you woke up in the morning to go down and get breakfast, they’re all sitting there in their team uniforms,” Piazza said. The area they were staying in was small without a lot of places to go, so Piazza and Shaw often met athletes out on the town. “If we went out on any given night … we [might] run into the entire Canadian ski team,” Piazza said. Shaw said that he got to chat with Kaitlyn Farrington, who won the gold medal for the women’s halfpipe event, as well as other Olympic athletes. “I hung out with some Argentinian skiers by accident,” Shaw said. “They were sitting next to me at a race.” Piazza said that the most memorable Olympian she met was Sage Kotsenburg, the U.S. snowboarder who took the gold

sustainability that shows how resources that are wasted on a daily basis affect the rest of the community, Davis said. Davis added that everything for the event was ordered locally and that shirts worn by the resident assistants and the staff working this event are all eco-friendly. Ward said that the event is supposed to focus less on the theme and more on strengthening the student community. “While this is a celebration with cultural elements, it’s really about creating a space where our students feel like they are connected to this community,” Ward said. “[It is] a celebration that their fellow students are putting on for them.”

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for the men’s slopestyle. She said that she got to shake his hand right before he went on TV for an interview with “The Today Show.” “He was, by far, one of the coolest athletes, or just celebrities in general, that I’ve ever met,” Piazza said. “He was just so cool about it.” Smyser said that one of her favorite memories was witnessing an American receive the gold medal. She said that she was in the stands to ensure that the NBC crew would be able to capture Mikaela Shiffrin’s reaction when she won the gold medal in women’s slalom. “Hearing the reaction … from the Americans in the stands when she won

gold was just priceless,” Smyser said. Piazza said that she had a similar experience when she watched the reactions of Sage Kotsenburg’s parents after he won gold in men’s slopestyle. “Their son … took the gold and I stood next to the mother, shoulder to shoulder with her, and she was just in tears,” Piazza said. “That was one of the most heartwarming moments I saw the entire Olympics.”

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Arizona Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9) said he fully supported the governor’s decision to veto S.B. 1062. Orr was one of three Republicans to vote against the bill in the Arizona House of Representatives. “It was 100 percent the right decision for [Brewer] to make,” Orr said. Orr said he had an hour-long discussion with Brewer on Wednesday concerning the bill. In the discussion, Orr said the bill wasn’t as bad as many were making it out to be, but would still be bad for the state and could carry unintended consequences. “If you look at the bill, it broadens the actions and definition of religious liberty that it could be used by anyone against others in a discriminatory manner,” Orr said. Chris Sogge, a sociology and gender and women’s studies senior and a director of ASUA Pride Alliance, said that he was glad the governor vetoed the bill, though he said he was disappointed with the economic reasoning behind the decision. “I think it’s important to [note] the fact that [the bill] was vetoed mainly for economic complaints, and Brewer didn’t immediately veto it because of the potential discrimination against queer individuals,” Sogge said. Sogge thanked the efforts of activists who came out strongly in opposition to S.B. 1062 during the past week. “I want to give a lot of credit to Jan Brewer for [vetoing] it,” Sogge said, “but I think it’s important to note that a lot of the change has happened because of the time and energy that activists and others put in to draw attention to this.” Orr said the rhetoric that followed the passage of the bill was out of line and that people on both sides needed to tone down what they said. “Frankly, Arizona is better than that,” Orr said.

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f your summer vacation plans consist of swimsuits, flip-flops and a bounty of beaches to laze on, maybe you should rethink your priorities. While you’re lounging poolside in Mexico, someone else is working toward building their resume, and you’re being left behind. So what is this achiever doing that you’re not? This person is a student, just like you. They’re taking the same classes, getting roughly the same grades, putting in the same amount of work. What do they have on their resume that’s so much better than yours? The much anticipated, much dreaded and highly competitive internship. Internships are a win-win and everyone should get one. In regards to timing, the sooner you snatch one up, the better. Unfortunately, though a number of internships pay their workers with either a stipend or a salary, many don’t. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about them and move on. What internships lack in monetary compensation, they make up for in experience and networking opportunities. According to Beth Braccio Hering from CareerBuilder.com, the benefits of internships for undergraduates include everything from the opportunity to test out careers to possible college credit. Through internships, students often find mentors, gain invaluable skills and, at the very least, obtain some experience to put on their resume, which never hurts. Students who have had internships during their undergraduate or graduate careers generally transition more easily into professional environments. According to i-to-i.com, internships give students confidence, essentially bringing them from “Maybe I can do that” to “Absolutely, I can do that!” Internships provide real work practice in a time when graduating doesn’t cut it anymore and it takes three to five years of experience to get that paycheck. Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from internships, either. Internship programs help potential employers get an idea of how a student would fit in the workplace. Employers pitch their company to the future working generation and get necessary work done in exchange for providing real-world experience. But it’s not just about the experience. In many cases, internships turn into careers. My cousin, who will be graduating this May, worked an IT internship this past summer that offered him a very high-paying full-time job almost immediately. His hard work and dedication to the company, which included playing for the soccer team, proved he was a good employee and the kind of guy who could really benefit the company. “Think of it as a really long interview,” i-to-i.com says, “after which you’ve proved that you are a capable and hardworking employee.” If you’re not working at an internship, there’s a blank space next to your resume under “work ethic.” So maybe you want to spend your summer at the beach, hiking in the Rockies or writing that novel you’ve been putting off. Maybe you don’t care about experience and want to wait as long as possible to enter the real world. But while you’re doing all that fun stuff, I’ll be working in a corporate internship; maybe answering phones, maybe getting coffee and maybe even doing some research. But when the time comes for us to fight over a job, I’ll be proudly waving around my portfolio while you’ll be searching your pockets for anything to give you some edge. And I’m going to win. Let me tell you, as someone who flipped burgers for a year in high school, that’s not the real world you want to enter. So get off your butt and get an internship before all of them are taken and you’re stuck getting other people’s coffee for a living. It can happen. Be prepared.

— Kasey Shores is a journalism sophomore. Follow her @kaseyshores.

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Let’s talk about sex, baby BY Kat Hermanson The Daily Wildcat

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rom the time we’re old enough to talk, we’re taught not to talk about sex. We’re taught that sex is too personal and too graphic and that it should be kept to ourselves. When we are allowed to talk about sex, it’s in settings like middle school sex ed, where we are so uncomfortable, censored and pubescent that we don’t really learn anything. And somehow, we’re supposed to go on to have healthy, adult sexual relationships? Shut up, society. If you want to have amazing, non-awkward sex, you have to be able to communicate with your partner(s). This means talking about the specifics: What, when, where and how. How are you supposed to tell your partner you want to try anal bondage sex if you can’t say the words, “Tie me up and put it in my ass, please?” You can’t even try doggy style if the phrase “bending over” makes you blush. Some people need a howto on pleasing their partners. There’s nothing wrong with that. Human beings don’t come with instruction manuals, which is half of the fun, and your partner

It takes the pressure off of the will not know if you love or hate giver, because they know they’re something unless you tell them. making me feel good, and I, as I taught my best friend the receiver, am not laying there how to give blow jobs using a awkwardly faking my moans. It’s Comcast remote control as a a win-win situation. phallic model. I gave her clear If you like your clit stimulated instructions on how to lick, tease while you’re getting fingered, and use her hands and mouth. say it. If you want your girl to When I asked my friend penetrate you with a strap-on, why she didn’t just have her say it. If you want to fill up the boyfriend show her what he bathtub halfway and ride him liked, she told me that she had like a surfboard, sing along with tried. But he just sat there and Beyoncé to get the point across. looked at her, a dumbfounded We’re all adults; we all have kid with no idea how to talk fantasies. We to a clothed need to be able girl, much less to discuss them an undressed comfortably. one. A lack of Some people Discuss them communication need a how-to — not force like this can lead on pleasing them on each to unforgivably other. A secure horrible sex. their partners. space to say no At the There’s nothing is necessary for beginning of my wrong with every sexual oral sex career, I that. discussion. Your was a natural at partner is into giving head, but water sports, I felt so nervous but you think when receiving urine should it, I couldn’t stay in the toilet? You have enjoy it. I’d lay there with deerthe right to say no if you’re in-the-headlights eyes and, uncomfortable. Saying no is part afterwards, lie through my teeth of communicating with your and say it was great. partner, and they shouldn’t get I overcame my inhibitions by mad about you not being down realizing my pleasure was just as important as my partner’s, and by for something. Negotiate the terms of your sexual encounter figuring out how to instruct them until everyone has given on how to give me that pleasure. enthusiastic consent. Maybe I learned to tell partners going even throw in a fist bump to seal down on me what I wanted — the deal. where, how fast and how hard.

your views Online Comments From “New fee leaves students in an uproar” (by Lauren Niday, Feb. 26) Yes land grant universities that pay no property taxes, and have been paid off or free of real estate costs since 1918. Out-of-state tuition is 43K a year, but you’re hurting for money? Puleeeze! Student loan dollars pay those fees, which are … funded by student loans ergo tax payers. They think the kids are dumb enough to blithely go along. I think it’s fraud to take

student aid and then [ask] us [to] up this aid by funneling it to Nelnet. I wonder who at Nelnet sits on the university board or is related to someone in the finance office. Seriously. Defrauding the taxpayers. Especially in cases where the loans are ultimately defaulted. —madmotherssupportingstudents

story about how terrible it is for the University of Arizona to pay credit card fees. Apparently they “cannot afford to continue to pay these fees.” So, they just shove the fees on us. It makes sense, right? Even if the university thinks the charges are ridiculous, students should be OK with paying them. The students will gladly pay for it as long as “this is not a new fee.” And college students can obviously afford to pay $680 fees, even if the university can’t. — Clark

I think Financial Services has forgotten who it is that supplies the money they live off of. Instead of seriously considering the petition to get rid of the fee, their response is “to educate us.” And what will they educate us about? To me, it sounds like a

Is it really that hard to make two payments a YEAR by check instead of credit card? And do we seriously think that the university can afford to just throw away $3 MILLION just for the convenience of paying by card?

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However, saying no is not the same as saying, “Hell no! Ew, that’s gross!” The golden rule of communication: Don’t yuck my yum. Don’t talk shit about something someone likes, because you don’t know how your words will affect them. Someone’s preference may not appeal to you, but that is no excuse to alienate them or make them feel bad about it. It takes courage and trust to open up to your partner about what you like and want from them. You may not like everything your partner proposes, which is totally fine, but don’t be a jerk about it. Communicate clearly and kindly. Say, “I’m not really comfortable with that” and offer an alternative. Or, be adventurous: Ask for more details about what they had in mind. It’s OK to be nervous, since no one teaches us how to talk about this stuff. Think about what you want and how to best articulate it before sitting down with your partner. Express that you want to have the best orgasmic sex possible and that you have an idea of how to do it. Realize they might not like the idea, but that’s nothing against you. Be receptive to their ideas as well. Talk it out, then fuck it out. You won’t be sorry.

— Kat Hermanson is a gender and women’s studies freshman. Follow her @queerwildkat.

It’s not like you can’t pay your Bursar’s bill online, even if you’re using a check. And sure, the fee is new to the students, but $3 million doesn’t just magically appear in land-grant public universities. The students WERE, in fact, paying the fees themselves. Just not explicitly. —Soumya (in response to Clark) From “ASUA Senate candidates talk platforms” (by Elizabeth Eaton, Feb. 26) Who cares? The ASUA Senate is just a club like any other and everyone’s just going to use it to boost their resumes. Nothing of importance will get done. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. —thekevinshow1990

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A UA student was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday around 1 a.m. A University of Arizona Police Department officer who was out of uniform noticed two students passing a marijuana joint back and forth near the grassy area next to the UA Campus Health Center. After calling for backup, the officer approached the students. The students were informed of their rights, identified and then interviewed separately about the marijuana. The first student admitted that there had been marijuana in his joint, but said that there was none left. When asked where he had gotten the marijuana, he said, “I got it from a friend. Just a friend.” He also told the officer that he had a pipe in his room and said, “I used it to smoke weed like two weeks ago.” Because of this information, an officer asked the student to take him to his room and relinquish the smoking pipe, which had visible residue of burnt marijuana. The second student told the officer that it was not his weed but his friend’s, and he was not in possession of any marijuana himself. Both students admitted to receiving diversion before. The student and his friend were referred to the Dean of Students Office.

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A UA student was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana at about 2:30 p.m. After smelling marijuana coming out of a room in Pueblo de la Cienega Residence Hall, a resident assistant contacted UAPD. Two officers then arrived and knocked on the door. The student living in that room opened the door, looking as if he had just woken up. The student was not cooperative and claimed that he was sick. He said there wasn’t any marijuana in his room and that he could not smell it. He said that the officers could search his room, but only after he made sure that his roommate’s belongings were on the other side. After saying this, the student placed a backpack on his roommate’s bed, saying that the bag was his roommate’s. The student claimed he did not know what was in the backpack, but he was very adamant that it was not his. He then stepped into the hall to call his roommate and his lawyer. However, once the student called his roommate, one of the officers got on the phone with him. The roommate said that the backpack was not his but the first student’s. The first student then confessed to owning the backpack and the marijuana inside of it. The officers searched the bag, which contained three plastic baggies full of marijuana. The total amount of marijuana inside the bags was 35.2 grams. After the substance tested positive for marijuana, it was placed into UAPD property and evidence.

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Humanities, Medicine & Wellness Conference SUMC Kiva Room 10am. Join us for the “Theory and Wellness” presentation, which features UA faculty from multiple disciplines as they explore three theoretical approaches to health. Panelists will discuss topics such as “Bodies of Evidence,” “Politics of Environmental Health,” and “Unsettled Conceptions of Heart Health.”

the President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America.

Museum holds 150 buggies and wagons, Old West artifacts, and a typical Old West streetscape, historical Tucson memorabilia, and more.

UA presents ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ Crowder Hall, 7:30. Written while the composer was imprisoned in an internment camp, it premiered with the camp’s German officers sitting in the first row. The quartet’s unusual instrumentation resulted from the available musicians among Messiaen’s fellow prisoners.

Butterfly Magic at Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Open daily 9:30am-3pm. This exhibit features butterflies from 11 different countries. Cost is $13 for adults, $7.50 for children.

Writing Skills Improvement Program SUMC Presidio Room, 12pm. This workshop, titled “Using Chicago Style,” offers an introduction and overview of the Chicago Manual of Style for students and researchers. Peace Corps Fair SUMC S. Ballroom, 4-7pm. Visit a Pacific Island village, an African market or a Latin American bus station. Ask questions and enjoy the sights, sounds and stories gathered while living 27 months in another culture. Visit with Lauren Maghran, the UA campus recruiter for Peace Corps, and learn how to apply to the Peace Corps. Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Koffler 218, 4pm. Jack Taunton, associate professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology UCSF, will present a talk titled “Selective and Promiscuous Targeting of Protein Kinases with Tunable Electrophilic Inhibitors.” Albert T. Bilgray Memorial Lecture UA Hillel 7pm. Join us for “Revolution in the Making: The Changing Face of Religion and Religious Freedom in the Jewish State” with Rabbi Eric Yoffee. Yoffie is

UA Studio Series Arizona Repertory Theatre 8pm. Join us for “Three One-Acts” by Chekhov. These acts begin with normal situations that lead to complete, comedic chaos. Situational irony binds these fun tales together and makes them relevant even today.

TUCSON EVENTS Lecture – ‘It Only Hurts When I Move It’ Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino Del Sol, 11am. Dr. Eric P. Gall, UA College of Medicine professor of medicine and co-founder of the Arizona Arthritis Center, will present the lecture. Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum Tours Jan. 02 – Mar. 29, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 4823 S 6th Ave. Adults: $10 Tour Tucson Rodeo Parade

Geronimo Exhibit. 949 E. 2nd Street. Open Mon– Sat from 11 am– 4pm. Discover the man behind the legend in this visual biography of the mythic Apache warrior, featuring the rifle Geronimo surrendered to Indian Agent John Clum, and more at Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum. Traffic Light series by Susan Rider. TIA Main Gallery, 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. This series of paintings by Susan Rider will be shown at the Tucson International Airport Main Gallery through April 30th. Cost: free. SkyNights StarGazing Program. Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. 9800 E. Ski Run Road. Explore the Universe like never-before with the largest dedicated public viewing telescope in the southwest. 520626-8122 to register.

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NOT IN THEIR HOUSE No. 3 Arizona blasts California, 87-59, taking its revenge in the Wildcats’ second straight blow out win

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SOPHOMORE FORWARD Brandon Ashley watches the Wildcats from the sidelines during the first half of Arizona’s 87-59 victory over Cal in McKale Center on Wednesday.

BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat

Arizona continued its recent lethal offensive attack Wednesday night in McKale Center. The No. 3 Wildcats’ (26-2, 13-2 Pac12 Conference) sturdy defensive motor overpowered California (18-10, 9-6 Pac-12) 87-59. For the second game in a row, three or more Arizona players had more than 10 points — five players scored in double digits against the Golden Bears. “You could make the case that our game at Colorado and tonight’s game might have been the best back-to-back games that we’ve played,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. When the Wildcats defeated Colorado by 27 points in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, it was the first time since 1973 that they defeated the Buffaloes on the road. “One of the things that’s happening is that our offense is continuing to develop,” Miller said. “I don’t think we have a bunch of shooters that are hot, as much as that we’re playing well together.” Miller explained that the team is using its defense to create steals and fast break opportunities. Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson experienced his worst offense game of the year during Arizona’s 60-58 loss at Cal on Feb. 1. He went 1-for-14 from the field and was a shadow of his usual self, scoring a season-low four points. Wednesday, Johnson redeemed himself by being at the forefront of the Wildcats’ offensive onslaught. Johnson had 22 points and shot with 50 percent accuracy from the field while collecting seven rebounds and five assists. “Nick was a dominant performer tonight,” Miller said. “He knew he didn’t shoot the ball well at Cal, but he is playing right now as well as he has all season. Even during his four to five games where he wasn’t shooting the ball well, he was doing a lot of other things well. Now that Nick is shooting well again, he’s picking up where he left off.” California had no answer for Arizona’s tenacity. “We played well in spurts; we just got killed on the boards 42-25,” California head coach Mike Montgomery said. “That’s tough. They got a lot of rebounds and a lot of put backs, second shots and second opportunities. The rebounding was as much a factor as anything.” Sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski also joined in on the offensive party. He finished with 16 points, two shy of his single-game career high. “I’m getting more comfortable out there, and my teammates are getting me the ball in scoring position, which is huge because it makes my job a lot easier,” Tarczewski said. “It’s good to know

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JUNIOR GUARD Nick Johnson dunks the ball during the first half of Arizona’s 87-59 victory over Cal in McKale Center on Wednesday. Johnson scored 22 points against the Golden Bears after recording four points in Berkeley, Calif.

that [the team] has confidence in me.” The Wildcats’ assist-to-turnover ratio has been one of the leading factors to the impressive offensive. Arizona finished with 18 assists and showed unselfish play, which will only further its offense. Wildcats point guard T.J. McConnell has dished out 22 assists and just one turnover over the past three games. He gave up six turnovers in

Arizona’s loss to ASU on Feb. 14. “We’re just trying to win the league championship right now, and we have to take it game by game,” Johnson said. “It feels good, but we need to stay in our defensive groove.”

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Arizona’s loss to ASU on Valentine’s Day was rock bottom for the Wildcats. Arizona only made 23 of its 64 shots and scored 66 points despite the game going into double overtime. There were plenty of scapegoats, but junior point guard T.J. McConnell shouldered the blame after tallying only two assists and six turnovers. “After ASU, I kind of took it personally,” McConnell said. “Six

turnovers is really bad for a point guard.” The floor general said he met with head coach Sean Miller, who told him to calm down and take care of the ball. In Arizona’s 87-59 pounding of California on Wednesday night, McConnell had 13 points, six assists and more steals (three) than turnovers (one). “T.J. is just a worker,” Miller said. “He’s tireless in his ability to try and do what we want him to do on defense and offense.” Junior guard Nick Johnson was another UA leader who struggled at ASU, shooting 5-for-20 from the field. Against California, Johnson scored 22 points, two shy of his season high. “Nick is playing as well right

now as he has played all season long,” Miller said. Johnson has regained the form that made him a national player of the year candidate, as TV analysts claimed. “They’re making shots right now, and at our place they weren’t making their shots,” California head coach Mike Montgomery said Wednesday. “They’re playing really well right now.” After the ASU game, it looked like Arizona couldn’t recover from the loss of sophomore starter Brandon Ashley, who made his last appearance for the season in the Wildcats fell at Cal on Feb. 1. After the loss to the Sun Devils, Miller was asked about substituting more; it sounded as if he didn’t even consider it because

of how bad the bench played. “There’s nothing we can do; they didn’t sub a lot either,” Miller said following the loss at ASU on Feb. 14. The bench scored zero points against ASU. “We had to regroup. We lost a tough game at ASU, and I think we got over that,” Miller said Wednesday. Arizona was pathetic offensively at ASU, but in the last two games the Wildcats have scored 175 points. The combination of a now-high scoring offense with its already vaunting defense might have UA President Ann Weaver Hart starting to think about whether she would cancel class after a

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Running up the score Arizona has had no problem scoring runs this year; Wildcats are on track to surpass most, if not all, of their 2013 offensive statistics BY roberto payne The Daily Wildcat

Another offensive explosion from the Arizona softball team led to a 14-1 victory in five innings over the UTEP Miners on Wednesday. The win comes on the heels of an 11-1 Arizona win Tuesday night against the Miners. The two-game series against UTEP was the first time since 2010 that the teams had faced off. The Wildcats won both of the 2010 games by a combined score of 180 and showed much of the same dominance this week. “We’re just putting runs on the board and backing up our pitchers,” redshirt junior shortstop Kellie Fox said. “We’re just sticking together as a team … and staying strong.” The Wildcats (15-1) defeated the Miners (6-11) on Tuesday and Wednesday by scoring 25 runs and allowing only two runs in the 10 innings played. Wednesday’s game marked the tenth time this season where Arizona has ended a game after five innings due to the eight-run rule. Wednesday the Wildcats continued the season-long theme of early offense by scoring 13 of their 14 runs in the first three innings . For the season, 95 of the 132 Arizona runs have come in the first three innings. UA third baseman/outfielder Katiyana Mauga continued her recent offensive outburst by hitting her second grand slam in as many days. Coming into the UTEP series, Mauga had two home runs and seven runs batted in. In the two games against UTEP, she more than doubled those numbers by hitting two home runs and driving in nine runs. “My swing is perfect right now; I’m not trying to change anything,” Mauga said. “I’m just waiting for my pitch and getting relaxed.” That kind of offensive output early in the game provides the team with confidence as the game progresses and takes pressure off of the pitching staff, said Arizona head coach Mike Candrea. The Wildcats have scored more than

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Junior Kellie Fox hit a three-run homer in the first inning during Arizona softball’s 14-1 win against UTEP at Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. Fox, a UCLA transfer, leads the team with seven home runs on the season.

10 runs in six of their 16 games, which is only three fewer games over 10 runs than the team had in the entire 2013 season. “This offense is good, and we have a lot more balance throughout our lineup,” Candrea said. “If you look at the bottom of the order right now, they’ve been pretty productive. Anytime you can be productive at the top and bottom, you have a better chance of being successful, because there’s always someone coming

up every inning that can make a difference.” Through the same number of games last year, Arizona was 11-5 and had been shut out three times. This year, the Wildcats are 15-1 and comprise a different team, according to Candrea. Candrea specifically mentioned better lineup parity as a reason why the team is off to such an improved start this year. Senior utility Alex Lavine is ninth in the batting order and leads the team

in batting average, further proof of the considerable lineup parity in this year’s Arizona squad. Looking forward, the Wildcats take the field on Friday at home against Longwood at 4 p.m. and Valparaiso at 6 p.m. in a double header — their first games of the 2014 Wildcat Invitational. The Wildcats look to continue their hot start by staying aggressive over their five weekend games. Arizona will have only a few more weeks to prepare for

Football

Back to the field: Spring football BY luke della

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Arizona football spring practice starts March 3. To launch the 2014 spring football season, head coach Rich Rodriguez held a brief press conference. He addressed the key issues leading into his third spring practice as the Wildcats’ head football coach, such as having nine potential quarterbacks competing for the starting job.

Injuries

At this time last year, the Arizona training room was littered with football players. Team leaders such as linebacker Marquis Flowers, cornerback Shaquille Richardson and receiver David Richards, as well as many others, spent more time in the training room than on the football field. To make things worse, No. 1 receiver Austin Hill tore his ACL during the middle of the spring football schedule. But return to the present day and the injuries are far less of a problem. Hill, who will be a redshirt senior next season, will wear a brace on his knee during spring practice, but Rodriguez said he is 100 percent healthy and the brace is just to be safe. That being said, Rodriguez and the Wildcats will be without potential starting running back Jared Baker, who is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered on Nov. 30 at ASU.

Starting quarterback

For the fourth year in a row, Arizona will open its season with a different starting quarterback. And to make the battle for

Key Injuries OL Carter Wood (foot) S Antony Lopez (shoulder) WR Nate Phillips (shoulder) DL Kirifi Taula (concussion) *All players will be limited

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ARIZONA FOOTBALL head coach Rich Rodriguez walks through the Wildcats’ stretching formation during a practice. Arizona begins spring football practices Monday, and with them the process of determining a new starting quarterback and a new No. 1 running back.

starting quarterback more interesting, last year’s back up, Javelle Allen, was dismissed from the team in December. Rodriguez has a lot of options to choose from, but don’t expect him to make a decision on who the starting quarterback will be at any point during the spring. “They can develop a pecking order from spring, but then it will start all over again in August,” Rodriguez said. “We won’t have a starter after spring,

Quarterback candidates RSo. Connor Brewer Fr. Brandon Dawkins* RFr. Adam Friederichsen R.Jr. Nick Isham R.Fr. Khari McGee R.Jr. Jerrard Randall R.Sr. Jesse Scroggins R.Fr. Anu Solomon

*Won’t join team until summer

and I’m not really concerned with that.”

Replacing Ka’Deem Carey

Not much needs to be said that hasn’t already been said about Arizona’s greatest running back of all time leaving for the NFL. What Rodriguez did say, however, was how big of a loss second-string senior running back Daniel Jenkins will be. “We knew we were going to get production from [Jenkins],”

Running back candidates RJr. Jared Baker RFr. Pierre Cormier RFr. Zach Green Fr. Johnathan Haden RSr. Terris Jones-Grigsby RFr. Myles Smith Fr. Nick Wilson*

*Won’t join team until summer

Rodriguez said. “Now it’s a mystery.” With Carey and Jenkins gone, Baker is now the only running back on roster with any previous playing time at all. Baker’s timetable for his return is still unknown.

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Key Dates March 3: Start of spring practice March 6: Arizona’s Pro Day April 4: Practice at Phoenix College April 12: Spring game 1 p.m. at Arizona Stadium

Pac-12 Conference play, which begins on March 15. “We just have to come out and keep getting a little better every day,” Candrea said. “All we’re worried about is how we’re playing, and right now we’re playing well. We’re looking forward to another weekend at home.”

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Study uses math to track bacteria BY Michaela Kane The Daily Wildcat

UA researchers have generated a mathematical model that can track the movement of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, allowing them to explain the appearance of the “bull’s-eye” rash on the skin. The study, led by Charles Wolgemuth, an associate professor of physics at the UA, and Dhruv Vig, a molecular and cellular biology graduate student, was published in the Biophysical Journal earlier this month. Lyme disease is a caused by the infection of a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted to humans primarily by deer ticks, said Eric Price, a lecturer in the department of physiology at the UA. The bacteria starts out in the gut of the tick, where it then mobilizes and makes its way to the salivary glands. Once a human host is bitten by a tick, the bacteria can enter the skin and spread to other locations in the body, Price said. “The model was actually able to tell us what parameters were controlling that spreading rate of 1 to 3 centimeter movement per day,” Vig said. “What it actually ended up being were the bacteria parameters.” What interested researchers in the development of the mathematical model was the bacteria’s replication rate, the speed at which the bacteria moved throughout the body and the length of time they got “stuck” on the skin, Vig said. “We are interested in figuring out how the bacterium is able to move through things like our skin or connective tissue or things that these bacteria are able to invade,” Wolgemuth said. “They are much better than a lot of other bacteria at going through our bodies.” The spiral shape of the bacterium facilitates its movement, which is similar to that of a snake, according to Vig and Wolgemuth. This allows the bacteria to move through different tissues in the body.

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The progression of the bacterial skin infection leads to the characteristic “bull’s-eye” rash associated with Lyme disease. The bacteria are transmitted to humans by ticks, which house the bacteria in their guts and salivary glands.

The researchers hypothesized it was rash, which creates a red spot in the center, this unique movement that caused the according to the article. Once the researchers understood how characteristic bull’s-eye rash, which is due to the immune system trying to fight off the the bacteria moved throughout the body and the role this movement played in the bacterium, Wolgemuth said. The immune response causes skin bull’s-eye rash, the team began to look inflammation that leads to the hyperemia, at how their model could be applied to treating Lyme an increase disease and how in blood One of the great beauties of it could optimize flow in the [mathematical modeling] is that antibiotic capillaries the thought process of the systems treatment, Vig that causes of equations that you can come said. the rash Treatment to appear, up with can also be applied to for Lyme according to other diseases. disease typically the published —Dhruv Vig, involves taking article. molecular and cellular biology graduate student antibiotics for Because 30 days. Vig the immune and Wolgemuth cells aren’t fast enough to catch them, the bacteria found that within about seven days to are able to disperse and create the outer two weeks of taking these antibiotics, the ring of the rash. After a period of time, the bacteria are cleared from the body. However, because the rash sometimes bacteria then regroup at the center of the

lingers even after the bacteria has been cleared from the body, people continue to take antibiotics unnecessarily, Vig said. The hope is that the model will be used for more objective clinical trials tracking the effect of antibiotics and the subsequent disappearance of the bacteria from the body; this is in order to avoid excessive antibiotic ingestion, Vig added. Both Vig and Wolgemuth said they are optimistic about the future use of the mathematical model in tracking bacteria in other diseases and rashes. “One of the great beauties of [mathematical modeling] is that the thought process of the systems of equations that you can come up with can also be applied to other diseases,” Vig said.

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UA study examines Say ‘cheese,’ Mars heart disease in young athletes BY Amanda Bahe The Daily Wildcat

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $1.4 million grant to a team of cardiologists — including two from the UA — last November to study the behavior of a genetic cardiac disease that can cause death in young athletes. The disease, known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD, affects about one in every 5,000 people in the U.S., said UA professor of medicine and co-principal investigator of the study, Dr. Frank Marcus. The exact number of people affected by the disease is unknown. “The reason it’s hard to know is because you may have the gene but you may feel fine,” Marcus said, “[but] other people can have what seems to be a similar gene and die of the disease.” ARVD manifests sooner in young athletes, although the reason why is not yet known, said Dr. Julia Indik, a cardiologist and image analyst for the UA research team. The disease is caused by muscle deterioration in the right side of the heart due to the weakening of cell-tocell adhesions, Indik said. The muscle damage causes scar tissue to form in and around the heart, which further increases the heart’s susceptibility to tachycardia, or increased heart rate, Indik said. Indik said that she is using angiogram analysis, which is a medical imaging technique used to view and study blood vessels, to qualitatively determine to degree of abnormality in ARVD patients. The study, led by Dr. Jeffrey Towbin from the University of Cincinnati, will also provide diagnostic tests for patients with both right and left ventricular cardiomyopathies. Part of the grant money

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Wolfgang Fink, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, modified a point-andshoot digital camera to resolve images on a microscopic scale.

for a closer look, eventually analyzing the rock at the microscopic level. The Daily Wildcat “You get the context from seeing the larger Nearly 10 years ago, Wolfgang Fink spent picture, and then you can focus down to the $85 on a digital camera. Now, the outdated specific details,” said Victor Baker, regents’ point-and-shoot is doing things the cameras professor in the department of hydrology and water resources and joint professor in on the Mars rovers cannot. the department of planetary sciences and the It’s zooming in — way in. After making a few simple modifications, department of geosciences. A small, bowl-shaped attachment on the Fink, who is an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer camera can be used to keep out external light, engineering and the Edward and Maria while infrared and ultraviolet rays illuminate Keonjian Endowed Chair in Microelectronics, the rock. The light that is reflected back can be analyzed to determine adjusted the camera to the rock’s composition magnify objects with and look for evidence microscopic resolution. Looking for bacteria of microbial life, Fink The modified camera, on a planet is looksaid. called an “astrobiological ing for the needle in A l t h o u g h imager,” was featured in a the haystack. temperature swings research paper recently and the bombardment published in the journal —Wolfgang Fink, of radiation on the Astrobiology. The device associate professor in electrical surface of Mars make and computer engineering could prove helpful in the it an unlikely place search for life on other to facilitate life, there planets such as Mars, could be microscopic Fink said. “We created a special adapter, which is a organisms living just beneath the surface of lens that is able to shorten the focal distance the rocks, said Henry Sun, assistant research of the camera such that we can take extremely professor for the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, Nev. close-up images,” Fink said. “Mars is a very hostile place,” Sun said. The 5-megapixel camera can resolve “You can’t expect to find life everywhere.” images at one micron per pixel, Fink added. While the souped-up point-and-shoot cost The ability of the camera to photograph landscapes and lichens would be useful in roughly $1,000 dollars to create, Fink said it planetary exploration because one camera will take substantial funding to upgrade the design to NASA-quality specifications. But could do the work of several, Fink said. A rover equipped with the multi-tasking in the meantime, he said that he is proud of imager could hunt for microorganisms, not his multi-tasking imager, which he likens to only in the soil, but also inside rocks, he a decathlete. “It’s not the world champion in one added. “Looking for bacteria on a planet is looking discipline,” he said, “but it’s good across for the needle in the haystack,” he said. many disciplines … and we’re excited “Therefore, you need to look around you and about it.” say, ‘Where’s the rock that’s most likely to harbor life?’” Once a target site is identified, the camera — Follow Mark Armao could zoom in and the rover could move in @MarkArmao BY Mark Armao

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Dr. Frank Marcus M.D., professor emeritus at the UA Sarver Heart Center, and his team were awarded an NIH grant worth $800,000.

will help fund the testing of patients enrolled at 10 health facilities across the nation for functional and structural ventricular abnormalities in their hearts, the results of which will then be reviewed by experts at the participating universities to determine the validity of the ARVD diagnoses, Marcus said. Multiple labs are contributing to the study, each of which has a specific focus regarding ARVD diagnosis. The UA lab focuses on angiogram analysis. The other labs involved in the study are researching the genetic component of ARVD by using echocardiogram technology, which uses sound waves to paint a picture of a beating heart. The UA Sarver Heart Center received $800,000 of the total grant money, said Trina Hughes, the UA

study coordinator. Hughes said that part of her job is to compile the UA lab results with those of the other labs across the nation for analysis. “I’m helping Dr. Marcus connect the dots with all the clinical aspects of the projects,” Hughes said. Although genetics may hold the key to unraveling the cause of arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathies, there is still more research to be done, Marcus said. “Depending on what we find, I think [it is] very likely we or others would be looking to understand why the disease is being caused and then looking [to] either treat or prevent the disease,” Marcus said.

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