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STEM Continued from page 1 grams, but they often got lost because there are so many programs in the Department of Curriculum Instruction,” Schroeder said. “The new department will be able to focus on what we want to do in teacher instruction.” The department is also creating new programs specific to STEM Education

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for students. One of the first actions of the department is to create an undergraduate program called STEM PLUS, which stands for Producing Leaders for Rural/Urban Schools, Wilhelm said. STEM PLUS will allow undergraduate students to obtain a teaching certification in the STEM areas without a master’s degree. Currently, there is not an undergraduate program that provides teacher certification in the mathematics, science or computer sciences areas, Schroeder said.

let it know it is functioning, and will eventually pass over the U.S. and Kentucky between 12 and 2:30 p.m., said Lumpp. Clements said that they

This program will include a lot of field-based coursework and experiences, she said. Schroeder said she wants the department to reach more undergraduate and graduate students, as well as become more involved in the community and bring the community into the department. “I hope that we can bring more STEM initiatives to the forefront and continue to do the great things that we’re doing,” Schroeder said.

look forward to their first communication with the satellite within the afternoon to let it know it is operational. Doors opened for the launch at 3:30 a.m., and the

For Matt Damon, a small, quality role is always worth taking By Julie Hinds MCT

DETROIT_If you look at the body of Matt Damon’s movie work ... “Well, that’s your first mistake,”interrupts the 40-year-old actor, one of the most versatile, respected stars on Hollywood’s A-list. Damon is amiably fielding a question about the theme of fate versus free will in his new movie, “The Adjustment Bureau,”which opens Friday. Damon If you consider the roles he’s played in films like the “The Bourne Identity”and its sequels, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,”and even that underrated comic gem about conjoined twins, “Stuck on You,”it seems that he is drawn to characters who have issues with destiny. Will PhD candidates be writing about this at some point? “I hope not,”he says with a laugh. If there were a Warren Buffett of acting, it would be Damon. He has a knack for gravitating to quality projects and not being fooled by the show business traps of vanity and status. He describes his strategy for choosing roles simply. “To my way of thinking, I just look at what directors are doing what and then try to get the best job I can,”he says. With “The Adjustment Bureau,”he has selected a romantic thriller costarring Emily Blunt and written and directed by George Nolfi, who wrote “Ocean’s 12”and cowrote “The Bourne Ultimatum.”It’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Damon plays David Norris, a rising politician from New York who meets Elise (Blunt), a charming modern ballet dancer, and instantly clicks with her. But then he encounters the mysterious men of the Adjustment Bureau. It’s their job to keep David away from the

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Find a quiet place to work for the greatest productivity. You may have a tendency to focus on your limitations today. Don't worry. They're not as real as they seem. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Imagine the project already completed. Gather up your courage, take a deep breath and charge forward. You're afraid of the unknown. It's only human. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 9 — There's a sense of urgency. Thinking outside the box is useful, especially when it comes to your career goals. Be courageous, and just go for it. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Someone else's emergency can be your windfall (and help them out in the process).

woman he loves and keep his life on a different path. And it’s up to David essentially to figure out if he can defy a vast, powerful bureaucracy of destiny. One of the things Damon liked about the project is that it blends genres. “I see it as a romance,”he says. “I’ve always described it as a fantastical romance. To me, it’s a fateversus-free-will movie, but fate is personified by this bureaucracy and these guys, but at the center, they are the obstacle to this love story. It really is a love story. That aspect of the movie has to work or the whole thing will fall apart. “ Damon and Blunt wanted to create a couple that doesn’t communicate with typical movie dialogue. “They talk the way we talk,”he says. “They love each other’s senses of humor, because that’s such a big part of falling in love, appreciating how funny your partner is. “ His views on fate versus free will give some validity to each side. “As an actor, you have to believe that your choices matter you’re going into such an uncertain business and that your determination will win out,”he says. “But if I’m honest with myself, when I look at some of the biggest things that have happened in my life, it was a very strange series of coincidences that led them to occur. I can certainly imagine that there was an adjustment bureau there guiding me along, which is part of the fun of the movie. I think people can relate to that idea. “ When he met his wife, Luciana, he was working on “Stuck on You”a project he opted to do instead of another one he was considering, the Werner Herzog war drama “Rescue Dawn. “ “It’s obviously one of the things that’s defined my life,”he says. “Eight years and four kids later, I can’t imagine life without her. How the hell did I end up in that place, in that city, on that night, at that moment, to see her? Maybe I had help, who’s to say? “

Take that trip you were planning. It may open up amazing new possibilities. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Act quickly, but don't spend recklessly. Embrace questions: who, what, when, where and why. What if the answers, rather than concrete, are relative to the questioner? Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Caring for others gives concrete results and satisfaction. All you need is love today, for your neighbor, yourself and for simple things like clean water. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Work is on your mind today. You have the capacity for great business transactions. Remember to be fair and balanced. Simplify, for best results. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — You're on fire. If you had the opportunity, you could paint the Sistine Chapel today. That's the kind of artistic productivity you're capable of.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Go ahead, rearrange the furniture if you have to. Just make sure that you plan ahead where everything goes. Plot the perfect backdrop for new beginnings. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Pay attention to your dreams (daydreams count). Write everything down. It's important, even if seemingly senseless. It will come together logically later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Resist temptation. Money is on your mind today. Being stubborn could damage a friendship. Consider bringing some balance to the equation. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Life is good. Enjoy every single minute today. You never know when it's going to end. Take creative risks, but don't gamble with money or love. MCT

lab will be open all day to celebrate UK’s venture into space. The lab is on the fifth floor of F. Paul Anderson Tower, rooms 559 and 571.

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shannon frazer | opinions editor |

Apocalyptic predictions for Gadhafi, Sheen

born this way? SARA NELLE MURPHY, Kernel cartoonist

Considering the way things are going in 2011, Nostradamus may be on point with his 2012 apocalyptic prophecies … well, maybe for a few key characters. Let’s consider the attack of the craziness ensuing on our world recently. Moammar Gadhafi. Donald Trump. JOY Charlie Sheen. LexPRIEST ington weather. contributing OK, I threw that columnist last one in for effect. But seriously, a madman across the map is killing thousands of his people; a Trump-ed up reality TV star is considering a run for the Big Job; and a crack cocaine addict is #winning. Well, at least the weather was pleasant this week (cue the monsoon expected this weekend). In a disillusioned effort to maintain

his rule over Libya, Gadhafi adds insult to, well, menagerie in a country he has wreaked havoc on for 42 years. He has gone as far to threaten opening his arsenals to his supporters and directing Libyan military pilots to drop bombs on demonstrators. You’d think at 68 years old he would give up. Crazy people don’t do that. His over-zealous fashion sense and bad manners sort of remind me of a deluded Disney villain. Remember Jafar from Aladdin? Then there’s Donald Trump, announcing yet another possibility of his crack at the most important position in the world — the president of the United States of America. I mean really, what qualifies him for politics? Better yet, why does he think he can go from reality TV success to the hardest position in the political realm of America? Argue he’s a business genius if you wish, but be sure to do your research and you will find a history of bankrupt-

cy and a man on hunt for publicity. Can you realistically picture him dealing with this situation in Libya? “Gadhafi, you’re fired!” Finally, in an attempt to gain back respect or publicity, whichever one, Charlie Sheen has signed up for an interview cycle proclaiming he is “cured” from his drug addiction. Maybe he’s a genius that has learned in current American pop culture integrity doesn’t equal publicity. In any instance, his recent antics have earned him a competing news spot with Gadhafi and a new Guinness World Record for “Fastest Time To Reach One Million Followers” on Twitter. He is indeed #winning. This year has already proved fruitful for history’s penmen, talk show hosts and Nostradamus. The publicity cycle will inevitably mean an “end of the world” for Gadhafi, Trump and Sheen. What will be next? Joy Priest is a journalism senior. Email

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chandler howard | sports editor |

Rugby hits UK campus Club rugby team to join newly formed SEC league By Ethan Levine

Just two years ago, the UK rugby club was struggling to compete at the Division III level. Now, in spring 2011, the team is thriving, having grown exponentially in size and ability. They now compete in the Division II Ohio Union and are preparing to move up into the newly formed Division I Southeastern Conference for rugby next year. “As of next year we will be a (Division I) SEC team competing with all 11 other members of the SEC,” Allan Roof, a senior captain on the club team, said. “We will be traveling all around the country.” The perception of rugby in the United States has been changing over the last five years, and as the sport has grown nationally, UK’s program has done the same. Beginning in 2012, Rugby will be a new event in the Summer Olympics, providing fans of the sport with new exposure and a big opportunity to promote the sport and teach it to Americans who may otherwise have never given it a chance. Many who are unfamiliar

with the sport view it as a brutal and violent free-for-all on grass with no padding. But many players on UK’s team claim that the sport is about much more than hard hitting. As a sport that applies aspects of both football and soccer, many players on the team defend the skill and teamwork that are required to be successful at rugby. “Rugby is an outstandingly good sport,” first-year head coach Tony Vince said. “It’s physical but it’s not violent. It’s disciplined and its structured. I always compare it to chess, and everybody always laughs at me when I say that because they see the big hits and they think it’s violent. But it’s not violent. It’s physical, but it’s also a very cerebral game and you have to think your way through it.” This semester, the team will play a six or seven game schedule. In their first game of the season, the team defeated the University of Miami (Oh.) by a score of 62-12. This Saturday the team will travel to Louisville to take on the rival University of Louisville Cardinals. The rest of their schedule will feature visits to fellow SEC schools Auburn and


Bryan Gantt receives a pass during a team practice in Alumni Gym as the team prepares for a matchup with Louisville on Saturday.

“Rugby is not just a sport, it’s a culture that builds people’s Robert Williams confidence.”

Tennessee, a home matchup with Vanderbilt on March 26 and an alumni game in Lexington. Club president Robert Williams, a junior economics major, discussed his goals for this season.

“First and foremost, our goal is to go beat Louisville,” Williams said. “Second is to beat UT, and third is to be a legitimate standing force in the newly formed SEC rugby conference.” The UK Rugby club is

always accepting new members to compete with the team. There are no tryouts to be on the team and no experienced required to participate. “Rugby is not just a sport, it’s a culture that builds peo-

ple’s confidence, skill and athleticism,” Williams said. “Not only that, it makes them a better person.” To get more information, visit the “University of Kentucky Rugby” page on Facebook.

The path to the 2 seed and a bye UK needs win at Tennessee and Vanderbilt or Georgia loss By Aaron Smith

At stake for UK: the No. 2 seed in the SEC East, and a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. What needs to happen for that to happen: 1. UK must win at Tennessee on Sunday.

2. Either Vanderbilt (playing at home against Florida) or Georgia (playing at Alabama) must lose on Saturday. That’s because UK holds the tiebreaker edge in a twoway tie (it has the best record against SEC East teams), but Vanderbilt holds the edge in a three-way tie (because they

are 3-1 against the teams it’s tied against). Vanderbilt and Georgia both play Saturday, meaning UK will know whether a win would get them the bye when they take the court against Tennessee. It’s definitely a goal. The bye means UK would have a maximum of three games in three days, as opposed to four games in four days. “We’re just trying to get that bye in the tournament,” Terrence Jones said.

UK currently sits in a three-way tie for the No. 2 seed in the SEC East with Georgia and Vanderbilt. All three have a 9-6 conference record. Whether Georgia or Vanderbilt loses is (obviously) out of UK’s control. What they can focus on is beating Tennessee. The Volunteers are 7-7 in SEC play, not including their game against South Carolina that ended after publication. Tennessee is 2-5 in its last


Fashion takes strides toward violence prevention By Shelisa Melendez

The Panhellenic Association and Kappa Delta sorority are taking a fashionable stride towards domestic violence prevention. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and one out of every nine adult women, or over 175,000 adult women in Kentucky, has been the victim of forcible rape sometime in her life. This weekend, The Confident Couture fashion show, sponsored by the Panhellenic Association with the support of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Delta sorority Confidence Coalition, will raise money for the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Prevention Center – the Panhellenic Association’s philanthropy. According to a press release, UK was one of the five schools throughout the na-

tion that received $5,000 from Kappa Delta sorority promoting self confidence through the “Confident U” campaign. Kappa Delta sent letters to reach high schools girls in the surrounding Lexington area to walk in the fashion show. Participating models will receive five hours of community service and goodie bags filled with restaurant and haircut coupons, said Alanna Bouhl, Kappa Delta representative for Panhellenic programming committee. The fashion show models will be strutting down the runway in prom dresses provided by Tres Chic Boutique at the Wedding Center. The Confident Couture fashion show is designed to bring self confidence to young high school girls, all while getting them excited for prom. “It’s just a feel-good event where they don’t have to worry about people judging them,” Candice Cruz, Panhellenic programming chair and Miss Teen

United States 2010, said. As the young girls model their prom dresses, representatives from different sororities will cheer for them in support as they walk down the runway, said Bouhl. Also in attendance as the event’s emcee is Jessica Black, Miss United States 2010. UK students are encouraged to attend and support the event and participating models. “A lot of them are going to be future Wildcats, and need support from people they look up to,” Cruz said. Admission is $5 with the donation of a new or gently used handbag and $6 without. Tickets can be purchased at the door and at the Student Center ticket office in room 253. Confident Couture is Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. All proceeds go to the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Prevention Center.

seven games, including a 7361 loss at UK. And a little discord occurred when head coach Bruce Pearl said that leadership had to be internal and originate from the players. Melvin Goins responded by saying Tennessee had leadership problems “from the top all the way down,” according to the Associated Press’ Beth Rucker. Still, Tennessee has extra motivation. It’s their last home game, and it’s the fi-

nale of the SEC schedule for all teams. “The game we have left is going to be a senior night, (an) impossible game,” head coach John Calipari said Tuesday. “How do you even stay in the game? It’s going to be a hard game for these guys.” Tennesee will retire former player Allan Houston’s jersey before the game. Reggie Miller will be commentating his first college game as an analyst.


The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for March 3, 2011


The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for March 3, 2011