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Monday looks to bring creativity to UK By Taylor Moak firstname.lastname@example.org
One of UK’s top administrative positions has been filled after a 10m o n t h search. E r i c M o n d a y, who currentMonday ly holds a similar position at Louisiana State University, has been selected as
the university’s new executive vice president for finance and administration. Monday said he was interested in the job at UK because its focus on student success. “The leadership team led by President Capilouto is creative and a plan exists to move the university forward,” Monday said in an email to the Kernel. Scott Smith, the dean of the College of Agriculture, chaired the search committee for the executive vice presi-
dent position. He said the committee had a strong field of applicants, and Monday entered later in the process. LSU, where Monday is the vice chancellor for finance and administrative services and chief financial officer, is similar to UK, Smith said. It’s also a state school, a land-grant university, a part of the SEC and around the same size as UK, without the medical campus. The executive vice president “gets things done for the
primary academic parts of the university,” Smith said, including managing processes and resources. Monday has a strong record, Smith said, and is energetic and enthusiastic about change. Smith said the university doesn’t need a “yes” or “no” person to fill the position, but someone who will solve problems in creative ways. Monday has a proven record, including work in student life and safety, overseeing and managing large uni-
versity budgets, and working closely with athletics and other enterprises at a university, President Eli Capilouto said in an email to the Kernel. At UK, Monday will oversee approximately 1,418 people, including those who work in budget, human resources, the treasurer’s office, facilities, public safety and other auxiliary units, Capilouto said. The total budget for finance and administration alone is about $145 million, Capilouto said, and Monday’s
area also helps manage and sustain UK’s overall budget, which is about $2.7 billion annually. Monday will have to work with the budget models of the university which Capilouto wants to change, Smith said. He will also have to lead the way as the university considers its options for its buildings and facilities. Monday said his first priority coming to campus will be to listen, and he looks forward to meeting with as See MONDAY on page 2
UK Hoops hoping for a show in Rupp
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Sophomore Jelleah Sidney takes a jumper during UK Hoops’ game against USC Upstate on Nov. 25.
Study abroad numbers reach national high
After the dramatic comeback against Louisville, UK Hoops will take to the big stage of Rupp Arena on Friday, hoping to give fans a show. Billed as the annual “Pack the House” ALEX game, the FORKNER Cats are Kernel hoping to columnist lace them up in front of a large, loud crowd, with free entry for students and discounts for fans who buy in large groups. Men’s basketball head coach John Calipari even tweeted fans could get free tickets to the game by going to the ticket office and saying “Coach Cal sent me.” The Hoops squad has played in Rupp 33 times since 1977, notching 21 wins. Attendance has topped 10,000 four times in the 35 years the women’s team has been borrowing the men’s court. What will Friday night have in store for head coach Matthew Mitchell’s team? If the game goes down like any of the top three attended Hoops games at Rupp, fans will be in for a treat. UK vs. No. 7 Rutgers - January 12, 1980
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For those who hate making the trip home because the drive is too long, imagine being thousands of miles from one’s hometown. That is the case for Ignacio Alcorlo Navarro, or as his friends calls him, Nacho. Nacho is from Madrid, Spain, and is studying industrial engineering at UK as a part of an exchange program at his university in Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. According to the Open Doors press release, Nacho is among a record high 764,495 international students studying abroad in the U.S. This number is up six
percent from last year, and according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, those students have contributed $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy over the last calendar year. While he was a little hesitant about his decision to come initially, Nacho said he has had a great experience in Lexington. “At first it seemed like people were a little more cold and distant than in Spain, but it didn’t take long for me to meet a lot of really great people and make a lot really great friends,” Nacho said. While the Open Doors press release also showed the number of U.S. students is at a record high of 273,996, that number is up only one percent from last
year. Jon Simpson, an economics senior, who studied in Costa Rica this past summer, said he could see why both of those would be true. “Studying in Costa Rica taught me things I never would have learned otherwise,” Simpson said. “It was truly an eye-opening experience. With that being said, I know that lots of my friends would be hesitant to go and live in another country for a semester because they would feel like they were missing out on so much here.” The Open Doors report is published by the Institution for International Education, the leading non-
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UK vs. No. 6/5 Duke - December 8, 2011 The most recent installment of UK Hoops’ games at Rupp is also the most attended, with 14,508 fans hoping to watch a Blue Devil beatdown. Tenth-ranked UK outdueled Duke for a 72-65 victory, its first ever over the Blue Devils. Junior guard A’dia Mathies and freshman Bria Goss combined for 42 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind the arc. Azia Bishop contributed an important 12 points and 11 rebounds, her first career double-double. Last year’s squad advanced all the way to the Elite 8 before falling to No. 1 seed UConn and finished ranked as the nation’s No. 8 team. Friday’s game in Rupp isn’t against as marquee of an opponent as these three games, but that doesn’t mean it will be short on excitement. There’s something about that building that can bring out the best in a visiting team. Just ask the countless players from men’s opponents throughout the years that suddenly became sharpshooters once playing on the grand stage. Undoubtedly, Mitchell wants a virtuoso performance from his team beneath the bright lights of Rupp, a message to the rest of the nation that his team is one to be reckoned with.
UK offers only professional landscape architecture degree By Olivia Jones
Students have contributed $22.7 billion to economy
Unranked UK pasted top 10 Rutgers, 97-78, in the fifth women’s game ever played at Rupp Arena. 10,390 fans witnessed Valerie Still lead the Cats with a monster effort, totaling 32 points on 13-of-27 field goal attempts and a ridiculous 25 rebounds, all records for women’s games at Rupp. The 1980 squad would finish 24-5, good enough for No. 14 in the season’s final poll. UK vs. No. 1 Tennessee January 26, 2006 The Lady Vols entered Rupp Arena having won the last 24 matchups against UK dating back to 1987, many of them blowouts. That didn’t discourage 13,689 fans from showing up to see history. Top ranked Tennessee was led by future All-American and National Player of the Year Candace Parker, who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. No other Lady Vol would reach double figures, while three Cats would do just that, led by Jenny Pfeiffer with a 16 point performance that would make her actress namesake Michelle jealous. The 66-63 victory still stands as Kentucky’s only win over a No. 1 ranked team. That year’s team would finish 22-9, advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, the program’s first trip since 1998.
“It’s unique,” said Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Ryan Hargrove. “Landscape architecture is the great mixture of art and science. It allows you to have a creative output while still maintaining precision and the
technical aspect of science.” The creative output can be seen in the story behind the department studio on Farm Road. “This used to be a dairy barn,” said Charlie Hunt, president and agriculture ambassador. Sloped, wooden rafters hovered over the 3-dimen-
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The current progress of UK’s Landscape Architecture student’s community outreach project at the Learning Center on Tuesday.
sional scale models, blueprints and students as they began preparing for this semester’s final project. “This project will be to your benefit,” said Landscape Architecture Studio Instructor Jordan Sebastian to the fourth-year students. He explained that the project would be a “portfoliotype reflective project” that students could use to showcase their work to potential employers. According to the official department website, UK offers the only accredited professional landscape architecture degree in Kentucky. Hargrove explained that after completing the fiveyear program, graduates can either go directly into the profession working under a licensed landscape architect until they receive their own license or go into graduate school. See LANDSCAPE on page 2
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many different people and groups as possible during the first few months. According to the campuswide email that announced his selection for the position, Monday will begin working at UK in late December or January. “It won’t be a long delay,” Smith said. Monday and his wife have two young sons. Also making the move to Kentucky will be Monday’s PEZ dispenser collection. He said he has more than 1,200 dispensers and will display some of them in his office once he gets to UK. “I’m ready to get started,” he said.
profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S., in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. They conduct surveys of students from outside the U.S. on their experiences while in America, as well as students from the U.S. on their experiences studying in other countries. The goal is for all participating students to leave with new perspectives on the world. “International education creates strong, lasting relationships between the U.S. and emerging leaders worldwide. Students return
home with new perspectives and a global skill set that will allow them to build more prosperous, stable societies,” said Ann Stock, assistant secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs. While both Nacho and Simpson have many positive things to say about their experiences abroad, they both agreed on how much more they appreciate their native countries after being away for so long. “Living in Costa Rica really made me realize how blessed I am to grow up with the opportunities that I have had here in America when so many of the people living there have so much less than we do here. It really puts a lot in perspective,” Simpson said.
LANDSCAPE Continued from page 1 “Harvard, Penn State, Florida, University of Massachusetts ... they go all across the U.S.,” Hargrove said. Before graduating, landscape architecture students are presented with many different opportunities. “There are lots of design competitions,” Sebastian said. “The most current one is EPA’s Campus Rainworks due Dec. 14.” He said the goal of the design was to take parts of campus and make them more economically friendly and sensitive to storm water management. “The scale of the site in general was challenging,” fourth-year student AJ Bridges said. “My group had the area around Memorial Coliseum,” Hunt said, who was in a group with Bridges. “We had to consider a lot of stuff … site analysis, inventory,
pedestrian audits … and then we had a five-week design phase ending in our master plan.” Others felt certain projects were more challenging than others. “The 219 E. 5th St. project was most challenging,” Ben Craven, a landscape architecture student, said. “We only have a 1000-cubic-foot space to work with and had to consider what it takes to live sustainably. We definitely learned the difference between needs and wants.” “They definitely put in a lot of sleepless nights,” Sebastian said. The students debated over exactly how long they spend in the studio each week with answers varying from 20 to 50 hours. “It’s like a full-time job. That’s why you’ll never see us out,” Curtis Mucci, a landscape architecture student, said with a laugh. Students maintain a positive attitude despite all the work as discussions of paper snowflake decorations and last night’s Walking Dead
episode circled around the studio. “It’s open and fun up here,” Hunt said. “It can be relaxing.” Hargrove explained that the hard work pays off as landscape architecture students work to implement community outreach projects. He went on to explain how location and project scope differ every year with focuses shifting from local to regional transit systems. “We are about halfway done with our Materials and Methods project at The Learning Center,” Hargrove said. He described the plans for the school on 2420 Spurr Road, which include a central plaza, outdoor paving and a vibrantly colored mural titled “The Awakened Eye.” He explained how the students have worked with contractors as well as The Learning Center students to bring blueprints to life. “Be open minded,” Craven said to those pondering a career in the field. “Let yourself be challenged.”
Apptitude: Keep smartphone safe with privacy apps By Reid Kanaley The Philadelphia Inquirer
HBO doc ‘In Vogue’ goes behind the scenes WHAT IT’S ABOUT: As Vogue celebrates 120 years of fashion coverage, this one-hour documentary directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato seeks to shine a light not on iconic Anna Wintour (focus of 2009’s “The September Issue”) but on the fashion editors behind the throne, eight staffers from past and present who oversee the magazine’s elaborate photo shoots, and who “have always been our secret weapon,” says Wintour. MY SAY: When it comes to helming a behind-the-scenes look at the tony mag, Bailey and Barbato don’t seem the most obvious choice — their credits include “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” They track Vogue’s growth from 1890s Gibson Girl covers to World War II pictures (of Buchenwald) to 1980s supermodels and today’s celebrity focus. Along the way, we glimpse into the homes and memories of editors like 100-year-old Babs Simpson (don’t get her going on Lady Gaga), steely Diana Vreeland protegé Polly Mellen (who recalls the famed snake-with-a-nude-Nastassja-Kinski shoot), and outrageously French Carlyne
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 —Okay, you can shop now ... don't overspend from guilt. Keep it light. Others ask your advice. Reafﬁrm a commitment. Get your message out. Accept a grand social invitation. Taurus (April 20-May 20) —Today is an 8 —Your dream is in action. Create ﬂexible structures, and don't forget a deadline. While reason and emotion argue to a standstill, romance hovers nearby. Look for hidden resources. Gemini (May 21-June 20) —Today is a 9 —You're gaining skills. Be watching for a need to ﬁll, and stay respectful to folks who feel strongly. There's a serendipitous meeting. It's a safe bet. Make a wish. Cancer (June 21-July 22) —Today is an 8 —Completing old tasks pays best, so decrease obligations. Take care of a friend. Supply the food. You can ﬁnd what
Cerf de Dudzeele (“I meexed everyzeeng ... put couture weeth ze jeans”). We get backstories on famous shoots — the one with the Doberman that nearly sank its fangs into Christie Brinkley’s ankle, or Liz Taylor nearly sinking hers into editor Jade Hobson during a clash of wills. Wintour provides historical context, and celebs like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker pop up. But the filmmakers seem to struggle to get past the sleek, chic surface. What fuels and frustrates these women? The closest we get to drama is with Mellen, who reveals “a certain loneliness to being a fashion editor” (Vreeland told her to buck up) and admits some displeasure with Vreeland’s abrupt firing and the arrival of more service-oriented Grace Mirabella. Still, the sumptuous fashion spreads are eye candy for fashionistas. And just as “The September Issue” made fiery redhead Grace Coddington a star, this doc’s standout has got to be editor Hamish Bowles, who is at once articulate, amusing, candid, human even. And, oh, yeah, as charming as David Niven.
you need nearby. You're admired for sticking to your standards. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —Today is a 7 —Stillness is restful. Balancing powers and keeping your word is essential. Get cleaning out of the way. You're attracting more attention. Hold on to whatever you've gained. Consider all possibilities. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —Today is a 9 —An old friend can help you make a dream real. Think about it. You have plenty of luck. Delegate to a perfectionist. Find another way to cut costs. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —Today is a 6 —Naturally, you're in the middle of the controversy. A bonus boosts self-esteem. Devote yourself to the task. Private meetings are best. Don't fret a temporary setback. Win the prize. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —Today is a 9 —Physical effort works today. Spend time outdoors. Make a new connection. Increase vigilance; you get through where others fail. Postpone travel and impulsiveness. Stick to work ... it's proﬁtable.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 —Your logic spreads. Rise to the occasion. You may respectfully disagree with an opinionated person. Pay back a favor, after paying bills. Celebrate an attractive person's loyalty. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 —Someone has a great idea about renovating your home. Consider options privately. You have the skills required. Continue to check off the list. If traveling, consider comfort ﬁrst. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 —Confer with your team. Postpone travel for now... stay with the group. You get more if you act quickly. Others ﬁnd you fascinating. Enlist help with subtle bribes. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —Today is a 7 —Simplify matters. A crazy scheme could work, but don't start a new project yet. Physical effort helps clarify your thinking. Love hits you like a feather. Disrupt the status quo. MCT
Applications for smartphone privacy can hunt down malware, find a lost phone, hide files and boost security for online accounts. All these are free, and most are for Android and Apple devices. Lookout by Lookout Inc. has useful, even entertaining functions that will check your phone for malicious software, tell you whether you’re on a secure Wi-Fi connection, and track down your device if it gets taken or misplaced. If your phone is lost or stolen, Lookout offers several options, though they require you to have GPS activated before the device goes missing. One, “Signal Flare,” will record your smartphone’s location just before its battery dies. You can view the location on a map on the website. Another option, “Locate and Scream,” sets off an annoying alarm on the missing phone. The app bills itself as “secure and private, self-destructing messaging.” User and recipient must both be using Wickr, which they’ll use in place of standard texting. Messages get encoded with “military-grade encryption,” according to the documentation. Wickr doesn’t take an email address from you and
says it doesn’t even know your user name. And though your phone carrier can know you are communicating through Wickr because of the encryption, it can’t see what you are sending and can’t tell who exactly is receiving it, Wickr says. Wickr also has a file “shredding” option that will permanently erase deleted files on your iPhone. Use Google Inc.’s Google Authentication smartphone
app to generate a verification code for use along with your user name and password when you sign in to a Google account on a computer or other device. The app is part of the optional, enhanced security effort that Google and other services have added to thwart data and identity thieves. You can use Google Authentication to beef up protection on other apps that allow optional two-step verification, such as Dropbox.
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Harrison’s impress in front of UK fans By Nick Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marshall County Hoopfest on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, featured many of the top amateur players in the nation and matchups that certainly did not disappoint. Several UK recruits made the trip to Benton, Ky., to showcase their talents in front of the 4,000-plus fans who crammed into what is one of the more impressive high school gyms in the country at Marshall County High School. Future Cats Aaron and Andrew Harrison were on hand at the 17th annual high school basketball festival, playing their first games in Kentucky since the package deal signed to play for UK head coach John Calipari in November. “The weekend has been great,” Aaron said during a pre-game press conference Saturday. “The fans have been great. Everywhere we went people have known us.” The twins began the press conference by identifying who was who to avoid the confusion that the scorer’s table dealt with during Friday night’s game against Louisville Ballard. “It doesn’t really happen all that much at home. But I’m sure yesterday a lot of
people were confused,” said Aaron. “We had three different scorers. They gave me some of Andrew's rebounds and him some of my points. It was all right though." Regardless of the confusion, the Harrison twins’ Travis High School found themselves in the midst of a battle with the in-state Bruins. It was almost midnight local time when Travis wrapped up a 78-76 win over Ballard in a match-up that displayed both brother’s aggressiveness and intensity on the court. Aaron Harrison’s performance earned him the game MVP award after the win, but it was Louisville Ballard’s Quentin Snider, a 2014 U of L commit, who nearly stole the show. Snider, a 6-foot-1 point guard, finished with 28 points, six rebounds and six assists for the No. 1 ranked Bruins in a fearless effort against Travis. “I think some of (our players) were nervous and stuff, but I think we came along at the end,” Andrew Harrison said of Friday’s win. “I missed a couple of clutch free throws, but my teammates stepped up in the end. Quentin is a pretty good player and he played well last night.” On Saturday, Travis beat
another Kentucky team, Madison Central, 64-57. Aaron Harrison scored just three points as he spent the majority of the game on the bench after getting into early foul trouble. Andrew Harrison picked the team up while his brother looked on. The 6-foot-6 point guard recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, all while bullying his team to victory. Off the court though, the twins are anything but bullies. The best guards in high school basketball spent hours of their time in Benton signing autographs and interacting with fans, further proving that there is much more to the twins than playing basketball. “I didn’t know basketball was this important down
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Andrew Harrison warms up prior to Travis High School’s game with Louisville Ballard on Friday night. here,” Aaron said. “But it is a great fan base, probably the best fan base in the world.” By the end of the weekend, Cats’ fans were raving about the respect and high character both Aaron and An-
drew Harrison carried themselves with. The twins gave much of the credit to their father, Aaron Harrison Sr., a military veteran. “He is not like most par-
ents, like he doesn’t try to be our friend,” Andrew said. “Just because we play basketball he’s not like … he still makes us respect authority and clean up our room. We do whatever he says.”
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In memory of Dave Brubeck: ‘Why not?’ Famous jazz pianist was one of the very best Yet another chapter of so many college careers has come to an end as we all wave goodbye to the 2012 fall semester. For some, it might not be approaching ALEXANDRIA nearly fast SARDAM enough as your energy Kernel dwindles columnist with every word you write and chapter you read.
Your enthusiasm escaping with every last paper you submit, so much so that you don't even know what you're really writing about. You so badly want to forget the agonizing months as badly as you wanted to forget about the test you failed and folded up into the tiniest wad in hopes of somehow erasing it from the universe — and your professor's grade book. Yet for others, this end represents something quite opposite as the now sepia-toned memories creep into black accompanying the collected
ticket stubs and friendships made. For them, the semester represents leaving behind something beyond the tenpage papers, heart-wrenching breakups and nauseating hangovers. And while we've all experienced a helpful serving of both dishes, I challenge all of you to conquer on, sending surged fists through the air, shattering the looming walls, the day to day monotony of a sometimes mundane existence that plagues us all and to just smile. Just smile. Because we
An Act of Dog raising money for animal shelters Couple honors deceased dogs By Paige Hobbs email@example.com
Mark Barone, a local artist, along with his wife Marina Dervan, have devoted the past two years to creating a memorial for shelter dogs who have been killed because they were unable to find homes, consisting of 5,500 portraits. The couple are cofounders of An Act of Dog, a charity that essentially speaks for those who have no voice. The goal is to raise $20 million for animal shelters across the U.S. that do not participate in the act of euthanizing. The inspiration for creating such a charity arose from the death of Barone’s 21year-old canine companion and a move from St. Louis, Mo., to Santa Fe, N.M. The couple began traveling and visiting other dog parks in attempt to cope with the loss of their companion. After a period of time, Dervan thought it was time to bring a new dog into the family and began doing research online for local adoption centers. Much to Dervan’s sur-
prise, cute puppies needing a home were not the only thing she found online. “To my surprise, I found all these horrifying statistics about animals being killed in shelters. I was shocked and outraged,” Dervan said. She immediately began sending Barone the graphic videos and statistics about animals being killed in shelters if they were not adopted. Astonished, and realizing how powerless the animals were, the couple began questioning what they could do to raise awareness for this situation. “I am going to paint the number of dogs that are killed every day and create something that will raise attention to this problem that is not well known,” Barone said. Barone has successfully painted 5,500 portraits of dogs that have been euthanized. The couple is currently looking for a city where their museum of memorials can be displayed. Having received various offers from cities within the U.S., the pair explained, “We don’t have a particular vision
of a state or town in mind. It’s all about the partnership. Does the city understand the objective of the museum?” Not only does the couple desire to raise awareness for this unknown issue, but they desire to bring cultural diversity into the city that houses their museum. Revitalizing a city and developing a cultural, tourist destination is a large part of the overall goal of the An Act of Dog charity. The charity is completely non-profit, therefore the couple is looking for a city that will donate property. One hundred percent of the money that goes into the $20 million fund will go to shelters that are transforming themselves into no kill, as well as towards medical needs and rehabilitation. A portion of the money raised will go back into the city that houses the project. “We’re not doing it for any personal gain. It is purpose driven and does not help either of our careers,” Barone said. Further information on how to support An Act of Dog charity can be found online at the website: anactofdog.org.
Tablet market continues to grow, with Apple at core By Chris O’Brien Los Angeles Times
The tablet market continues to surpass all projections as consumers continue to gobble up the Apple iPad and iPad Mini, according to research firm IDC. As a result, the research firm raised its 2012 forecast for the worldwide tablet market from 117.1 million units to 122.3 million units. “Tablets continue to captivate consumers, and as the market shifts toward smaller, more mobile screen sizes and lower price points, we expect demand to accelerate in the fourth quarter and beyond,”
Tom Mainelli, research director for tablets at IDC, said in a news release. That’s the good news for Apple Inc. The not-so-good news: Tablets using Google Inc.’s Android operating system continue to gain momentum. IDC projected that market share for Android tablets would rise from 39.8 percent in 2011 to 42.7 percent in 2012. Apple is expected to see its market share for tablets decline, from 56.3 percent to 53.8 percent. The reason Android seems to be gaining traction: price. “The breadth and depth of Android has taken full effect on the tablet market as it has
for the smartphone space,” said Ryan Reith, program manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers. “Android tablet shipments will certainly act as the catalyst for growth in the low-cost segment in emerging markets given the platform’s low barrier to entry on manufacturing.” Oh, and those Windows tablets? IDC expects Windows tablets to go from 2.9 percent in 2012 to just above 10 percent of the market in 2016. Whether that’s enough to establish Microsoft as a credible player in this market is yet to be seen. MCT
all deal with trials, because we are all not happy every minute of our lives. But a lot of us are blinded by something and for some reason to ignore the good things in our lives. The tiny moments, the sprouting trees, the growing children. Something so exquisite about music is that the true beauty and significance applies solely to the observer. The same goes for life, life and all of its twisting paths through our tangled quests. The way you cast your eyes on something exclaims the magnitude in which you have chosen to accept all of life's sheens. And while sometimes we
don't know the genuine, glossy finish until it has had time to set in, that constant pursuit of, "why not?" will turn into a molten mind frame of never giving up. And beyond that, sometimes taking that extra hand's length (ed) grasp of, "why not?" we are joined on the other side by locked fingers. Yesterday, a true music legend died. Passing one day short of his birthday on the 6th, American jazz pianist Dave Brubeck represented something very special to us all. He knew how to give music a chance, how to just go for it, to utter the saying, "why not," so many times it
became second to his name. But where Brubeck really lucked out is when he applied that very same heart that thumped for life to music. You see with jazz you have to take chances, you have to move in a different direction, unexpected yet buoyant. With taking that leap of faith, he clutched on to the coattails of life, sailing through with a wildly beating heart. This column is dedicated to Brubeck and the legacy he leaves behind with "why not." Best of luck on finals scholars! Enjoy the new year and continue to love and listen with an open heart.
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Thinking about life after college It’s that letter of recommendation time of year again, and once again I find myself counseling graduating seniors and reading their personal statements. I well remember my own senior year of college, and how unsettled I felt. I had grown comfortable with the rhythms of the academic year and the clearly defined rubric of gradDENISE uation requirements. HO I had my community Contributing and identity; I had columnist my close circle of friends. To leave an environment of wide-ranging intellectual inquiry, to depart from the familiar menus and amazing conversations of the dining hall left me feeling prematurely bereft. A good friend joked with me, “That’s it, Denise! When you graduate the door closes … no more learning!” The advice I usually give to our history majors is much more specific to their own pursuits in diplomacy, East Asian studies, library science or history. But still I think there are some general words of wisdom that apply across all disciplines, and I hope that you will take these to heart. College is really only the beginning, and the thing that makes it different from life after college is just a different structure. So in what follows — three pieces of advice for thinking about the future.
NEVER STOP LEARNING So contrary to my friend’s remark, college was not the end of learning. If you’ve made the most of your education, you’ve figured out what interests you and how to learn about it. You should now be equipped to learn independently, and in addition you’ve practiced soliciting feedback so you can learn how to do things better. In the best case scenario, you’ve learned so well that you can also teach. You’ve talked to your professors about how you can improve; you’ve taken your TA’s comments seriously. Whatever you do next, whether it is a job or graduate school, you should find out how you can keep learning and keep growing. Of course, a graduate program is going to be much more about content, but in a job you should also be learning a skill. When you stop learning, it is time to do something else. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE YOU In college there are many people of your age cohort who are interested in similar things and can be an inspiration to you. In life after college, you should also seek out people who you respect and admire, people who make you a better person. This goes for friendships, professional relationships and even personal relationships. In work or graduate school, seek out mentors — senior students, your professors or more experienced people at work. If you can identify your own weaknesses and look for models, you’ll find ways
to continue to grow. But, if the people around you are consistently negative or discourage you (actively or passively) then it is time to expand your circle; they do not have your interests at heart. WHATEVER YOU DO, FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT BETTER Atul Gawande, a doctor and medical writer for The New Yorker, has written a book called “Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance.” Though this book focuses on the medical profession and ways to improve its various systems, the message of Gawande’s writings apply to all of us. In “Better,” Gawande argues that we should always be looking around us to figure out how to make positive change; it doesn’t matter how junior our role is or how seemingly small the change might be. As a teacher I’ve always tried to think about how to make the classroom better; in grad school I had every section I taught videotaped so I could watch it with a consultant, I’ve seen my colleagues lecture and had them come to my classes and I’ve made changes according to course evaluations. Only through making things better is your work worthwhile, and an institution with good leadership will recognize and reward it. If they don’t, it’s time to move on to a place where you can make things better. Denise Y. Ho is assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. This is the fifth of a five-part series on being an undergraduate. Contact her at email@example.com.
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Knowing HIV status is important for prevention I work at AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) in the Center for HIV Prevention and Community Outreach, and I wanted to thank the University of Kentucky and University Health Service for allowing us to partner with them for World AIDS Day and supporting Dining Out for Life, our annual fundraiser. We had a sexual health trivia booth at the Safer Sex Fair last Tuesday and also helped to provide free HIV screenings on campus. Because of those efforts, over twenty UK students learned their HIV status that day, and that is awesome. I do want to remind everyone that while I encourage everyone to wear a red ribbon to remember those affected by HIV/AIDS and inspire conversations about the pandemic, that HIV will not be eradicated by simply wearing pretty red ribbons. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 5 people living with HIV are unaware of their status, and those people who are unaware of their infection are responsible for 54% of new HIV infections. Those statistics are startling — as they should be — but imagine the dent that could be made in HIV/AIDS if everyone were to get tested and learn their status. Please, no matter your sexual orientation or gender, if you have ever had unprotected sex with anyone, get yourself tested for HIV. Thirty-four million people are infected worldwide, and most of those people do not have the same access to education, prevention materials, testing and treatment that this community does. Knowing your status will not only help you take care of yourself, but also your partners. At AVOL, we provide free and anonymous walk-in HIV antibody screenings every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. (or any time during the week by appointment). We also keep free condoms at several locations in Lexington, from bars to tattoo parlors to clinics. On campus, you can get our condoms at the VIP Center and OUTsource, just to name a couple places. Educate yourself, use condoms and get tested! -Blake Flaugher, AVOL. Visit www.avolky.org to learn more.
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Voter I.D. laws should be subject to review Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act (1965) is a provision aimed at protecting particular racial groups in states with a certain history of voter discrimination. It is argued that this provision is just a relic of the civil rights era, discriminatory to states that have as much right to change their laws as any other, in a time when racial discrimination is no longer the issue it once was (we do have a black president after all). I would argue that the wealth of voter I.D. laws that have been enacted in the past couple of years, weakly justi-
fied in the name of voter fraud protection, clearly demonstrate discrimination to be alive and well. It has been shown that strict voter photo I.D. laws disproportionately affect the elderly, the disabled and those of lower socio-economic status associated with African Americans and other minority groups. There are clear political benefits to discouraging the enactment of a basic civil right from groups that are increasingly influential in the election outcome. With the growing polarization of the political par-
ties, this type of politically driven discrimination is set to propagate. Sadly Section 5 is indeed outdated. It seems clear to me that all states should be answerable to an outside review and judgment prior to enacting new voter I.D. laws. As has been shown in the past election, states answerable only to themselves can all too easily silence the voice of those groups that the landmark act of 1965 so nobly set out to protect. -Stephanie Love, Lexington.
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Quarterback battle to continue in 2013 Starter may depend on new OC By Nick Gray email@example.com
The roller coaster at quarterback was set aside last season among storylines that included Joker Phillips’ impending termination as head coach, sagging attendance and Taylor Wyndham’s beard. Now that defensiveminded head coach Mark Stoops has been hired, and his defensive coordinator reportedly set, the focus returns to the offensive side of the football, where inconsistency last season was a result of a revolving door at quarterback. Three quarterbacks started at least one game for the Cats in 2012, which does not include freshman Patrick Towles, who was handed the keys to the offense during four games last season. Three quarterbacks (Towles, freshman Jalen Whitlow and sophomore Maxwell Smith) return to the roster in 2013, each with multiple years of eligibility remaining. Stoops has already indicated his offense of choice. “We're going to have an offense you're going to be proud of. We'll get out there and rip it around it a little bit. We are going to throw it,” Stoops said at his introductory press conference. “I want somebody that has a plan, that's been successful, and we have to be creative. We will
have a physical presence about us, but we will spread it out and use some bells and whistles, get the run game going and, again, be a little bit creative.” The slate is wiped clean with a new coaching staff. The offense will likely be entirely new from the one in 2012, predicated on who Stoops hires as offensive coordinator. Each quarterback has a style that seems to fit in a spread offense in different ways. Whitlow started the final seven games for UK last season, struggling to find consistent success throwing the ball. Whitlow’s biggest asset is his mobility, which kept plays alive and extended drives in ways the other two quarterbacks cannot. Whitlow ran for three touchdowns and was the Cats’ third leading rusher last season. Towles played in a spread style offense at Highlands (Ky.) High School, leading his team to a state championship in his senior year. Towles’ fit is in a spread which does not rely heavily on a mobile quarterback. Former head coach Joker Phillips planned to redshirt Towles before the injury to starting quarterback Maxwell Smith forced Towles into action. Smith led the Cats in passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage
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Freshman Jalen Whitlow tries to avoid Tennessee defender Justin Coleman as he scrambles for a first down in last Saturday’s game. last season even though he played in four games. Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders tailored the offense towards Smith, an attack based in the spread but relying on short to intermediate passes.
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The issue with Smith is durability. Last season, Smith was injured two plays into his fourth game, suffering a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery. The injury happened a week after Smith sat out against Florida with a
shoulder injury that was similar to the injury which forced him to the sidelines for the final game of 2011. Each quarterback has experience in the spread, but a spread that predicates success off of the pass and not the run
option seems to favor Smith and Towles, who are not as mobile as Whitlow. No matter who becomes offensive coordinator, spring practice will bring along a familiar storyline: Competition at quarterback.