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“dear john” Anxiously awaited movie seems to disappoint Nicholas Sparks’ fans and romantics. page 3
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senior bowl Gilyard leads all receivers with five receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown. page 6
Musical legacy commemorates the Holocaust. page 4
Women show common symptoms for rare cancer sara maratta the news record
Terri Schlotman and Julie Behan are survivors of endometrial cancer, a rare condition with symptoms that can be easily ignored. Yet, it will affect 1,769 more women in Ohio in 2010. Both women were diagnosed with stage-one endometrial cancer, which affects the inner lining of the uterus and comes in two forms. Type I is a lower-grade cancer, whereas Type II is a higher-grade cancer, which is a more aggressive form that is usually unrelated to estrogen levels. Schlotman was 51 years old when she was diagnosed Christmas
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survivor tells story Dr. Edward Richards works with local women who are diagnosed with a rare type of uteran disease: ednometrial cancer. briefs panel discussion on helping haiti when
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The University of Cincinnati is hosting a symposium aiming to discuss routes of rebuilding Haiti after the earthquake and what the UC community can do to facilitate the process. Speakers will talk about health concerns in the country. The reconstruction of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, Haitian culture and what constitutes “long-term sustainable support” is also slated for discussion. The event is open to all faculty, staff and students. Call Melva Karnes at 513-556-4194 for more information. student orientation leader opportunity when
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Room 120 University Pavilion
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Williams invites CCNY colleague to take on executive vice president job amanda woodruff the news record
Small-town man Fred Reynolds rolls into Cincinnati from the Big Apple to fill the newly created position at the university Monday, Feb. 1. As the executive vice president, the Oklahoma native has much to bring to the table. “He does not tolerate hypocrisy, or laziness or mendacity,” said Geraldine Murphy, dean of Humanities and Arts at the City College of New York. Murphy and Reynolds worked together for nearly 10 years. Reynolds left CCNY after 16 years of service. “There are two reasons,” Reynolds said. “One is Greg Williams, because I like working for him and with him. I believe in what he does and how he does it –– I’ve seen it up close.” The second reason Reynolds agreed to leave CCNY for UC is the people in Williams’ office. “I was so struck by how smart and friendly and welcoming they are,” he said. To say he left his mark on CCNY is putting it lightly –– Reynolds had his hand in everything and managed to cultivate rocky ground into fertile soil for the development of students. He moved the writing center from the basement of one building to a more visible and accessible location in the library. He consolidated the English department, bringing together students of arts, creative writing and public relations as well as the faculty. “He was very instrumental in improving community relations between the college and Harlem,” Murphy said. He also had a hand in the college’s radio station, and helped expand the program beyond the airwaves. CCNY is working to continue Reynolds’ progress of reorganization and development of interdisciplinary courses. “To me, personally, it is an incredible loss,” Murphy said. “He was more ambitious for me than I was for myself in some ways; and other staff members said, ‘You know, that’s true for me, too.’” As executive vice president, Reynolds reports to President Greg Williams, who also made his transition to UC from New York. The exact details of his responsibilities will surface in time. “[UC keeps] stealing our people,” Murphy joked. “We have a lot of actors around here thanks to Greg Williams.” Murphy was appointed dean of the Humanities and Arts department Friday, Jan. 29, as an “actor” until the position can be permanently filled. The addition of Reynolds to the university will not only be administrative. The Board of Trustees approved a teaching position for him in the English department, Tuesday, Jan. 26. “It is pretty unusual to have someone at his level
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the new guy Fred Reynolds joins the University of Cincinnati under President Greg Williams, who he worked with at the City College of New York. His first day is Monday, Feb. 1.
Heimlich gives $500K to fund research
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reproductive system, despite the chances of developing the disease being at approximately 2 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. The symptoms might be confused with menopause as well, said Richards, who is also director of women’s cancer at the UC Barrett Cancer Institute at University Hospital. “Doctors first thought that it was my bladder or kidney, but everything came up negative,” Behan said. “I was told not to worry, that it may be premenopausal, but after going to another gynecologist a biopsy
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Eve, 2008. Behan was 44 years old at the time of her diagnosis. She saw three doctors and suffered from symptoms for six months before being diagnosed. Neither woman had any family predispositions to the disease. “I had just a little spotting a few days before I was diagnosed,” Schlotman said. “I would never have known –– I almost ignored it twice.” Irregular vaginal bleeding and unexplained watery discharge are common symptoms of the cancer, said Dr. W. Edward Richards, a gynecologic oncologist with University of Cincinnati Health. Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female
dr. henry heimlich Hoxworth Blood Center is receiving a total of $658,000 to fund research in cancer, pediatrics and blood production.
A woman in blue scrubs knew she had a man to thank. Finally, they were in the same room at the same time. The work Dr. Henry Heimlich had done to develop the Heimlich Maneuver in 1974 saved Tonya Roland’s daughter 15 years ago. Roland, an employee of Hoxworth Blood Center, administered the Heimlich Maneuver on her 2-year-old daughter, ultimately saving her life. Roland had the opportunity to thank Heimlich Thursday, Jan. 28, when Heimlich presented a check for $500,000 to Hoxworth to study new cellular treatments. “I am very indebted to Cincinnati,” Heimlich said. “I knew the research they were doing would be exceptional and would save lives.” The check serves as the first of two gifts from the Heimlich Institute, said Dr. Ronald Sacher, director of the Hoxworth Center and professor of internal medicine and pathology.
The $500,000 donation will serve as the first payment from the Heimlich Institute –– which is under the Deaconess Associations Foundation. An additional $158,000 is expected to come later, Sacher said. Researchers José Cancelas and Thomas Leemhuis will use the money to help pay for their research. “[The donation] will help us move forward faster and develop new things,” Cancelas said. Cancelas’s project focuses on how blood and bone marrow might be modified to aid cancer therapy. Despite Hoxworth’s image of a blood collection center, there are various other branches to the institution, Sacher said. “People don’t know what Hoxworth does,” said Sacher, who became the fourth director in Hoxworth’s 71-year history in 2000. “When I first came here, I asked the cab driver to take me to Hoxworth and he didn’t know where it was. But, I’m privileged to be director.” Hoxworth currently serves 17 counties in the tri-state area and offers its services to more than see gift | page 4
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from cancer | page 1 If symptoms occur, most gynecologists will take tissue from the uterus and examine it –– an in-office biopsy. If further testing is needed, a dilation and curettage is the next step, which involves opening the cervix and removing a portion of the uterus’s lining. Schlotman made an appointment with her gynecologist. A call came early Christmas Eve morning, and within a few hours she was contacted by Richards and asked to come in that day. “I thought I should be wrapping presents and shopping,” Schlotman said. “I was an absolute nervous wreck, but within 15 minutes of meeting Dr. Richards I knew everything would be OK and he even made us laugh. Besides saving my life, he actually made it enjoyable.” Within a week of Schlotman’s diagnosis, she had surgery. “It had spread just a little. It was in the beginning stages, so they took out the
surrounding tissues and some lymph nodes,” Schlotman said. Women can take certain measures to prevent the onset of endometrial cancer by taking contraceptives. “The use of oral contraceptives decrease the risk of endometrial cancer by 50 to 80 percent,” Richards said. “Every woman has a 2.5 percent lifetime risk of developing uterine cancer.” Both women had different surgeries. Schlotman had a robotic surgery that involved five incisions in her abdominal wall, which was minimally invasive and performed by Richards. He performs between 30 and 50 endometrial cancer surgeries per year. “Recovery was a piece of cake, I was up and around in a few days,” Schlotman said. Behan, however, had a complete hysterectomy performed by a different doctor in which her uterus, cervix and ovaries were removed. It served as an opportunity to check for malignancy and the possible
spread into her lymph nodes and other tissues. “It took me about two to three months to feel 100 percent,” Behan said. Today, both Schlotman and Behan are cancer free and sharing their stories with other women. “Know the risks for all cancers, eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and listen to your body and pursue other answers if you think something is wrong,” Behan said. Behan is a “patient navigator” at the ACS, and works to support families struck by cancer and provide information. “I am taking this opportunity as a chance to help other women. I start the conversation with women, you can ask me whatever you want in order to help others,” Schlotman said. “I had a good cancer, I was lucky enough to catch it early and blessed with Dr. Richards, but I still had to go through all of the emotions of a bad cancer with little time for it to register.”
from gift | page 1 30 hospitals Researchers at Hoxworth are also working on ways to incorporate “regenerative medicine,” which features the production of blood cells as well as vaccine research. “As [Heimlich] starts to slow down, he wanted to make sure the money was used for purposes of saving lives,” Sacher said. Heimlich and
Sacher met in 2001 and established a relationship based on interest in medicine. “I was in awe when I first met him,” Sacher said. “Over the years, we’ve developed a friendship.” Although he continuously works to spread the word about the importance of blood donations, Sacher says there is still work to do including recovering from a shortage
experienced due to inclement weather in January. “We can still do better with the student population,” Sacher said. “I tell my older friends, as a joke, forget the vitamins, just donate blood — it is a wonderfully healthy thing.” The event also served as an early birthday party for Heimlich, who will turn 90 Wednesday, Feb. 3.
from Warner | page 6 In 2008 he won the NFL Man of the Year award for his work and character both on and off the field. Of the 14 quarterbacks selected to the NFL Hall of Fame during the last 25 years, Warner has the highest completion percentage, yards per pass attempt and yards per game.
Warner’s numbers are good enough, his career is remarkable enough and he deserves to be a first-ballot hall of famer. See you in Canton, Kurt. Do you agree, is Kurt Warner a firstballot Hall-of-Famer? E-mail Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
from evp | page 1 wanting to teach much,” said Russel Durst, professor and head of the English department. “He loves teaching and going above and beyond in the classroom.” Although Reynolds is not yet scheduled to teach a Spring course, Durst expects he’ll be teaching by Fall quarter. “I think of myself first and foremost as a teacher who does administrative work,” Reynolds said. “I was one of the only deans who also taught, and I couldn’t imagine why they didn’t.” Reynolds has a background in composition, rhetoric and technical writing. Early into his career, he taught high school level debate and speech and held administrative positions then such as vice principal. “No one else can hold a dependent clause and add an appositive and make the sentence come out right in the end,” Murphy said.
While Reynolds taught at CCNY, he utilized his connection with Larry McMurtry, a recognized television producer and, more recently, co-writer for films like “Brokeback Mountain.” The duo created a retreat for graduate writing students in Archer City, Texas –– a location that serves as a backdrop to inspirational writing and visual projects. “He’s no pushover,” Murphy said. “Anyone looking to cozy up to him and bluff him will be told ‘What for?’ very quickly.” Reynolds agreed to a salary of $230,000 in the position Williams created and tailored for him. “He called me out of the blue and asked me to join him,” Reynolds said. “After my speed date at UC, I came back, talked to my wife and said, ‘You know, we’ve been in New York too long.’”
from cash | page 6 for the win, but it was closer than Cincinnati would have liked it to be. “We just got lucky,” said junior forward Rashad Bishop. “At some point we need to step up and knock down free throws so we can close out games.” UC finished shooting 48.8 percent from the free-throw line (20 of 41), which was its lowest percentage of the season. Bishop had 16 points along with six rebounds and six assists. Despite their struggles from the charity stripe, the Bearcats shooting from the field was on point. Cincinnati finished the game shooting 57.1 percent and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc. “We knew we were going to have to score tonight to win,” Cronin said. “If we would have made a free throw, we would have scored over 100 easy.” Providence finished the game shooting 46.5 percent and 38.2 percent from 3-point range.
“Obviously, other than free-throw shooting, our offense couldn’t be much better,” Cronin said. “I’d love to sit here and tell you that it’s going to keep happening, that we’re going to keep shooting those percentages. But I’ll tell you this, if we continue to take care of the basketball, we will.” Cincinnati (14-7, 5-4 Big East) won its fourth-straight home contest and improved its home record to 11-1 on the season. The Bearcats sustained their only home loss against the University of Pittsburgh Jan. 4. Deonta Vaughn had 12 points and four assists, and Lance Stephenson had 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Yancy Gates had seven points and seven rebounds. Darnell Wilks finished 5 of 7 from the field and had 10 points along with four rebounds. Up next, Cincinnati travels to South Bend, Ind., where they will play Notre Dame Thursday, Feb. 4.
from Gilyard | page 6 something, and I don’t like that, because other wide receivers just catch balls. I return kicks and I’m dangerous at it,” Gilyard said. “I just showed how multitalented I can be. I’m a really versatile player, and I showed it in this game.” Senior quarterback Tony Pike and senior snapper Mike Windt also represented Cincinnati in the Senior Bowl. After finishing his career at UC with nearly 400 perfect snaps, Windt was the starting long snapper for the North. Pike, who threw for 2,520 yards and 29 touchdowns during the regular season was the starting quarterback for the North and went 5-of-12 passing for 44 yards, including two completions to Gilyard for 21 yards. “In my career I caught over 200 balls, and a lot of those balls came from Pike,” Gilyard said. “There’s a big trust factor that comes with that. I don’t think he was leaning on me more, but I think he favored me a little bit Saturday.” Before being replaced halfway through the
second quarter by Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield, Pike led the North on two scoring drives, resulting in 10 points. In the week leading up to the Senior Bowl, the coaching staff of the NFL’s Detroit Lions coached the North squad. Shawn Jefferson, wide receiver’s coach for the Lions, spent time throughout the week coaching Gilyard. “His way of coaching was like having a big brother coaching. Your big brother doesn’t sugarcoat anything,” Gilyard said. “He was in my face a lot, there was a lot of spitting on the visor, but I needed that.” Gilyard finished his UC career with 3,003 total yards and 25 touchdowns, while Pike had yards 5,018 yards and 49 touchdowns during his UC tenure. Both were All-Big East First Team selections and Gilyard was also an AllAmerican First Team selection. The next step for Gilyard, Pike, Windt and other NFL hopefuls is the NFL Combine in Indianapolis beginning Feb. 27.
from Bulls | page 6 second half, but that was as close as the Bearcats would get the rest of the way. While trying to defend Lawson, Jones was charged with her fourth personal foul with more than 15 minutes to play. “She’s the only player I’ve got over 6’2”, and she’s not even 6’2”. When she goes out of the game, I don’t have anybody to put in for her,” Elliott said. “They forced us to go zone, and when we went zone, [Lawson] was still able to maintain her presence inside.” Senior guard Kahla Roudebush, Cincinnati’s leading scorer at 13.3 points per game, was kept scoreless for more than 10 minutes before finishing the first half with three points.
Roudebush finished the game with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, her lowest-scoring output since scoring only seven points against Rutgers Jan. 16. “At the start of the game, they really tried to face guard Kahla and keep her out of the offense,” Elliott said. “When teams do that to really good players normally they stand around, and I thought Kahla just stood around a little bit in the first half instead of being a screener and getting other guys open.” Cincinnati will travel to rival Louisville Tuesday, Feb. 2, for a 7 p.m. tip off with the Cardinals that will be televised on the CBS College Sports Network.
from Food | page 4 processed meat, refined grains, high-fat dairy products and condiments). Five years later, the same participants filled out a questionnaire that measured symptoms of depression. The scientists found high consumption of the processed foods was more likely to lead to depression, while people who ate healthier were less likely to be depressed. “This is the first study that I’ve read about natural versus processed foods,” said Erik Nelson, psychiatry adjunct associate professor. “It’s an interesting association.” While many disagree that junk food is directly linked to depression, the study isn’t far off base. Food intake controls the levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which regulate behavior. Neurotransmitters are closely linked to mood, Nelson said. Consuming fruits and vegetables (complex
carbohydrates) raises the level of tryptophan in the brain, thereby increasing serotonin production, which has a calming effect. High-protein foods promote the production of dopamine and norepinephrine, which promote alertness, Nelson said. On the other hand, eating junk food reduces the levels of these hormones in the brain, increasing stress and tension and reducing joy and alertness. “We know that there are biological causes that affect diet, but everyone is different,” Nelson said. Depression is multifaceted, so many factors contribute to the real cause of its development. The unhealthy oils in junk food can have a long-lasting effect on the brain’s ability to experience pleasure. This produces an addiction whereby food becomes the only way to feel pleasure.
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check for research Director of Hoxworth Blood Center, Ronald Sacher, receives a grant from Dr. Henry Heimlich for $500,000 from the Heimlich Institute. Heimlich is nearing his 90th birthday. from Winter | page 4 organized by student groups such as the Students Sustainability Coalition, Undergraduate Student Government, Students for Ecological Design and Leaders in Environmental Awareness and Protection. Several of the workshop themes are also tied into those of the lectures and films. The “Green” workshop series will be hosted every Tuesday until March beginning at 5 p.m. The workshops are free to attend, but require registration by e-mailing email@example.com. The eight-lecture series includes topics like “Cut your energy bill in half,” “Make your own Valentine gift” and “Make your own (ginger) beer.”
“People always joke about how dirty it is, when in reality it’s cleaner than it was 50 years ago and is continually improving. ” —larry lampe, fourth-year history student
The series also included two lectures on permaculture — the agricultural method that works to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems. “I was so happy to hear they were going to have the permaculture workshop because I’ve known about permaculture for awhile, but never really knew what it exactly entailed,” said Lauren Magrisso, a second-year fashion design student. “As a designer, I’m really interested in designing with the systems of nature and permaculture gives you the tools to do so. To see how much is going on right here in Cincinnati is exciting.” Every Monday and Wednesday through March 10, free screenings of sustainability-themed movies will be shown at MainStreet Cinema. Titles include: “The Host,” “Tapped,” “Koyaanisqatsi,” “The Age of Stupid” and “Real Dirt on Farmer John.” Show times are either 7 p.m. or 9 p.m., and more information can be found on the Sustainability Web site. Sci-fi enthusiasts might want to check out “The Host,” a South Korean monster movie about pollution causing wildlife to mutate. “The Age of Stupid” shows consequences
help your fellow bearcats get a date. send your best pick up lines to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publish the best ones in our valentine’s day issue. consider it a humanitarian effort. of climate change and what people could’ve done to prevent it. “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is the story of a Wisconsin family farm that survived using art and organics. Students who saw the film series walked away intrigued. “I expected the film to focus primarily on the environmental issues surrounding the water crisis, but I was pleased that Ali Habashi chose to also highlight the social, economic and political context surrounding the issue,” said Jennifer Colley, a second-year architecture student and co-president of Students for Ecological Design. “I think the film effectively conveyed the significance of the water crisis.” Speakers in the Climate 101 Lecture Series include local and visiting experts in the fields of sustainable engineering, recycling, soil fertility and global water issues. Larry Lampe, a fourth-year history student, attended the “Sustainable Management of the Ohio River” lecture featuring Alan Vicory, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commision’s (ORSANCO) chief engineer. “What I found particularly interesting was the current efforts ORSANCO is working on to reduce the pollution in the Ohio River,” Lampe
said. “People always joke about how dirty it is, when in reality it’s cleaner than it was 50 years ago and is continually improving.” Holly Christmann of Hamilton County Environmental Services will speak at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in MainStreet Cinema. In the lecture, “Reducing, Reusing, Recycling 101,” Christmann will lead a discussion about recycling where no question is off limits. UC is currently participating in RecycleMania, making this event even more appropriate. UC Sustainability reports the events that have already occurred have been well-received and garnered positive commentary. Some were attended by approximately 150 people and many people stay after events to ask questions. “It’s important for people to check out these events because I think there’s a disconnect in our society about how our actions affect the environment and how our current use of certain resources in the present will affect our generations in the future,” Lampe said. “After attending this and other programs, you’ll definitely think twice before throwing a plastic bottle in a garbage can and start thinking about how you can personally do your part in making the world more sustainable.”
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Award season strikes again Academy Award time is upon us with nominations to be announced Feb. 2 and the show is to air March 7. As usual, it’ll have a great deal of coverage. Of all the movie awards (Golden Globes, Emmys, SAG Awards, etc.), the Oscars have always been the most famous. If an actor or filmmaker has won one, or even been nominated for one, you can be sure the phrase ‘Academy Award winner’ or ‘Academy Award nominee’ will almost always precede their name whenever it’s spoken or written. More than any other award, the Oscars draw criticism when one isn’t awarded to an artist who is viewed as a shoo-in. An example is “Shakespeare in Love” winning the Best Picture Oscar instead of “Saving Private Ryan” at the 1998 Academy Awards. Likewise, Al Pacino has been praised as one of our finest actors since his star-making performance in “The Godfather” (1972), for which he received his first nomination. But he would be nominated seven more times before finally receiving one for “Scent of a Woman” (1992). Also scrutinized is when a film or artist isn’t even nominated, even with unanimous praise from the critics and public. In many of these cases, it’s because the film in question might be an independent production and the Oscars, for the most part, give nominations to films that come from major studios (an exception to this was the 1999 drama “Boys Don’t Cry,” which gave Hilary Swank her first Oscar). However, there are cases when even studio productions get overlooked. For example, “The Untouchables” (1987), was a critical and box-office hit which won four Oscar nominations, but none of them were for Best Picture. When a long-beloved artist is finally given an Oscar, many believe that it was simply a sympathy vote or a sort of life achievement award. Many view Pacino’s win in this manner as well as Martin Scorsese’s Best Director Oscar for “The Departed” (2006) after he, like Pacino, had years of nominations with no wins. All this focus on the Oscars has led many –– mostly those who work behind the scenes in the Hollywood community –– to be slow to, or in some cases, never acknowledge the talent many Oscarless actors, actresses or directors have. This results in such artists to be underrated for much of their careers. For instance, British actor Christopher Lee made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2001 as the actor with the most screen credits. However, he has never been even nominated for an Oscar, despite the fact that most critics acknowledge his acting talent. This could be due to the fact that he became a star with his work in the horror genre with films such as “Horror of Dracula” (1958), a genre which the Oscars rarely gives statuettes to. Hence, some people have viewed him as simply a ‘horror actor,’ even though he’s done a number of non-horror pictures. To put it simply, such people place too much emphasis on this specific award as an affirmation of an artist’s talent. Sure the trophy looks cool and it may be fun to have one in your hands, but a person in the filmmaking business never getting one shouldn’t invalidate his or her talent, especially since there are many other awards honoring the best in film, which they could potentially win. Just allow their body of work to determine their legacy. Jeff Bridges is set to get his fifth nomination for “Crazy Heart” (2009), as he has already won both the Golden Globe and the SAG award for that performance. He was previously nominated for “The Last Picture Show” (1971), “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” (1974), “Starman” (1984) and “The Contender” (2000). If the fifth time proves the charm for him, there will doubtlessly be some people who will view this as much of a ‘sympathy Oscar’ as they do the wins for Pacino and Scorsese. Bridges has always been one of my favorite actors, so I’d be happy if he wins this year. It occurs to me, though, that he’ll be in good company whether he gets an Oscar or not.
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Trying to give a full, comprehensive review of “Mass Effect 2” in 600 words is like trying to sum up the Bible in a 10-page comic book. It can’t be done. But I will try to hit the important points of this 20 to 40-hour game. The latest installment in developer Bioware’s trilogy, “Mass Effect 2,” is simply one of the most emotionally immersive games out there, as well as being a top-notch action packed RPG third-person shooter. ME2 picks up where the first game ended, with the player controlling Commander Shepard –– a natural-born leader who travels galaxies fighting off many types of enemies for the greater good. The story begins with Commander Shepard being hired by Cerberus, a giant renegade corporation that works outside of the Alliance. Humans are being taken and harvested by The Collectors, a strange amphibianesque multi-eyed alien race that is working for the Reapers, enemies from the first “Mass Effect.” Shepard must build a team while finding the technology to track down the Collectors and hopefully destroy them. From the beginning of the game, the story is thick. Every conversation has multiple response options, each with a consequence. Over time, the decisions you make add up, making the character a paragon or renegade, otherwise known as good or evil. The depth of relationships you can build with your team and crew is unbelievable for a video game. You can even pursue a sexual relationship with a character. Near the end of the story, many prior decisions will greatly affect the course of the game, as the game has multiple endings. The fighting mechanics of ME2 have been significantly improved, rivaling any of the top third-person shooters out there. Compared to the first Mass Effect, the game has 100 percent more action, the missions are longer and the fighting areas are more diverse. A cover system has been implemented, which makes the combat more realistic and the battles longer. The biotic and tech powers one can wield are also a fun asset to bring to a fight. A player can tell his character to use throw, hurtling an enemy into the air like a clay pigeon at a skeet shooting range, or overload, which overwhelms the enemy’s shield capacity and causes it to explode. The enemy artificial intelligence is also improved: they now move together and use their powers effectively, which makes for a more re w a rding e xpe rie nc e . Getting better weapons and armor
is much different in ME2 than the previous game. Now, there isn’t a plethora of weapons and armor upgrades to find all across the galaxy. Instead, you must find research projects that enhance or upgrade the few weapons and armor types available. The upgrades require different types of elements found by scanning the many planets in the galaxy. And a word on the galaxy in ME2 –– It is gigantic. And you can explore it all, or at the very least, scan it all. You can’t visit every
planet, but you can still retrieve minerals from them via probes. ME2 has a few faults, but nothing game altering. The inability to visit planets that are not apart of the main missions takes away from the RPG element and sometimes leaves the game feeling a bit linear. Also, the upgrade system will leave some wanting more, although I didn’t mind it. And scanning planets for minerals can get tiresome, but there are ways to do it quicker, it just takes some practice. And finally, while the
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story, writing and voice acting are literally some of the best in the video game business, even borrowing the voice acting talents of Martin Sheen, the voice of Shepard is somewhat unfeeling, which takes away from some of the emotional scenes. However, this game is a must-have. Even though it came out at the beginning of the year, I would bet a large sum of money that ME2 will be on most people’s list for a possible Game of the Year.
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Boy meets girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl goes off to school. Boy goes off to the war. Sounds like the typical love story, doesn’t it? In the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “Dear John,” the love story between Savannah Lynn Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and John Tyree (Channing Tatum) unfolds like a dinner napkin –– flat and predictable. Don’t get me wrong –– I am a sucker for love stories, but even Channing Tatum’s fine features left me staring at my watch as the entire film dragged on. The movie, which is loosely based off the book, follows Seyfried and Tatum’s characters from early 2001 through 2008, as sea and thousands of miles of desert separate them. Letters are sporadically sent to one another confessing truths in each, allowing them to fall deeper in love. Unlike the book, each character has been altered to fit in this absurd love story. While Savannah is supposed to be a brunette in the book, Seyfried has lavish locks of wavy blonde hair and has no faults, unless you count cursing.
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Tatum’s version of Tyree is less than appealing (sorry girls). Besides the fact that he needs to take a few acting classes, his on-screen crying abilities made me shed a couple of tears, but only momentarily as his blasé and boring personality continued until the end. Another factor that irked me was the emphasis of Tyree’s father and his coin collection.
In the book, the importance of coins was outweighed by his job as a postal driver and his quietness as a single father. Seriously? I love to compare movies to their books, but this was such a doozy because nothing in the book translated quite right onto the big screen. I admit that most movies that have been adapted from books hardly compare to their counterpart, but I was extremely disappointed because Sparks’ books have been adapted before into successful films including: “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle,” and my personal favorite, “A Walk to Remember.”
The script was well written and Seyfried’s acting was top notch, but something other than originality lacked in this rendition of a modern love story. What that is, I can’t put my finger on, but even though I highly recommend the book I wouldn’t swear off the film. Take precaution that this is a major chick flick. So men, make sure you reap a reward after seeing this with your girlfriends. And girls, yes, Tatum is dreamy, but his poor acting skills are overlooked by his charm. Adventure out, pay the matinee ticket price and attempt to find the missing link to this poorly executed adaptation of “Dear John.”
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Major budget cuts needed for UC sports A report was released Jan. 4 showing the University of Cincinnati athletic department’s budgeting problems. Currently they are running a $3.5 million annual deficit along with a mounting $24 million in debt from constructing Varsity Village without enough donated money. Again, just like a personal credit card, even the athletic department has to pay the piper sometime. The athletic department is trying to pass some of the deficit onto the university as a whole. A few things strike me from the report; one is UC has the smallest staff in the Big East and runs their program like a smaller school in the conference. And yet, we still overspend on fixed facilities financing them through the bank and forgetting about things like utility payments. Then all the students are told we now have a Campus Life Fee ($147 per quarter) to make up for management’s mishaps. As an avid UC sports fan, I do not want to knock the athletic department too hard, but a line has to be drawn. Even though athletics has a mounting debt problem, they are trying to use their “credit card” for the new Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex, which, along with the expansion of Nippert Stadium, could cost as much as $50 million. So the athletic department is making million-dollar decisions in terms of spending, but in terms of cuts the report seems to only give $100,000 decisions. You do the math. One proposed idea in the report is to raise student life and campus life fees by 5 percent. This would increase tuition anywhere from $30 to $200 per year for each student, and save the athletic department about $200,000. Not exactly a large dent in the red — our former women’s basketball coach made that each year in salary. The report does have some solid ideas, such as two-year contracts for football tickets and it also mentions the stress our university faces with its facilities (small stadium, gym versus arena). Another, forgotten expense is Huggins $3 million buyout. However, they are merely dancing around the real problems and blaming poorly built facilities. Facilities are not easy to replace, teams are. With basketball and football as our two revenue sports, the university must consider shedding some sports (and along with those sports, some coaching salaries) in order to become more profitable. Obviously this is not ideal, but when you overspend on your credit card by a few hundred grand, cutting out the late-night Taco Bell isn’t going to solve your problems either. Big debts call for big decisions, and Mike Thomas will take the brunt of the bad press when he makes these decisions, as he did when he rid of swimming, track and field and cross country scholarships. If a sport does not show a positive bottom line, it is hard to argue for its existence above a competitive club level. Another idea is to stop the Jefferson Avenue complex and expanding of Nippert Stadium unless data can show it will generate large returns in the future. Most likely neither project will recoup their initial investments; remember, donations for the Jefferson Avenue project during our record football season fell short of expectations. “We need these facilities to compete in the Big East,” is what we’ve been told. Our football success and basketball improvement tell a different story. One idea is to stop revenue sharing across the department (let football reinvest footballs profits). The task force aimed at tackling this debt needs to remember pushing the cost of large facilities to the students through fees will not fly forever. Vanderbilt University has actually made more money and had more athletic success since it cancelled its athletic department in 2007 and they are in a pretty decent conference (the SEC). Could it be the “Catitude,” that brings success all around our university and not brilliant facilities? For the sake of the athletic department’s “credit card,” I certainly hopes so. Think Alex’s plan for the athletic department is just plain cheap? Let him know at email@example.com.
“A Musical Legacy” Concert commemorates Holocaust; bridges generations
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he stage was set, the instruments were tuned, the crowd was waiting, listening, wanting. Haunting melodies and harmonies filled the historic Plum Street Temple Wednesday, Jan. 27, in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Not only was this a significant night for the Jewish community, but also for the University of Cincinnati. Two members of the College-Conservatory of Music were instrumental in organizing the event. CCM professor and conductor Mark Gibson and exchange student and conductor Martin Wettges grew close in their work with “A Musical Legacy 3,3,2.” “When someone enters this office as a student, they become family,“ Gibson said. “And Martin, in a short period of time, developed close friendships here and considered Cincinnati a home.” The concert put on by Gibson and Wettges, alongside the CCM Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education transcended continents, starting with the discovery of two pieces by Jewish composers in Germany lost with the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. German-born, 26-year-old Wettges found the pieces and shared his discoveries with Gibson. “When I was conducting in Munich in March 2009, Martin showed me these pieces,” Gibson said. “And I said we have to do this project, and I have the perfect piece to do on the same program.” Gibson had been contacted by a close friend of CCM who was interested in sponsoring a concert that serendipitously would feature just the type of music Wettges had discovered. Gibson suggested Wettges bring the pieces from Munich to its sister city of Cincinnati and the concert came to fruition. But it wasn’t only about wonderful and skillfully played music. “What I sought to do in the concert, through this concert, was not to just remember the Holocaust, but find a path forward,” Gibson said. “The world needs a lot of mending, and music is not only a way to remember, but to heal.” The first songs were a part of Hermann Levi’s second opus of “Six Songs,” which was a piece dedicated to love won and lost, nature and war. The pieces had not been played since Levi’s death, and thanks to the detective work of Wettges, the crowd heard music long forgotten and never heard before in America. The second work, “Sinfonia Concertante,” composed by Walter Braunfels, offered virtuosic playing by the orchestra and a quartet. The
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A Lasting Legacy CCM students Josh Ulrich, Dominic De Stefano, Zachary Cooper and Brigette Knox perform at the Plum Street Temple Thursday, Jan. 27, in a concert in remembrance of the Holocaust. composition had not been performed since 1949, and the concert was its American premiere as well. The night ended with the emotional and heart-wrenching work “Letter to Warsaw,” a contemporary piece, which told a story of a mother who lost a son in the besieged Warsaw, and ended with a Jewish prayer of praise and hope for humanity, known as the Kaddish. “The music itself was so beautiful,” Gibson said. “People were in tears last night.” But for Gibson and Wettges, this wasn’t just a concert of remembrance, but of reconciliation. “Growing up German, you have to come to terms with what happened in the ’30s ’40s,” Gibson said. “And Martin in his own personal journey found these pieces that were created by Jewish composers who were either told not to compose or were forbidden to compose and had their life threatened.” The concert was also beacon for the Jewish community to rally around, as well as an opportunity for UC. “This is the message CCM wants to send to the community,” Gibson said. “This is what we can bring to Cincinnati, this is what our students can give.”
Study: Fast food linked to depression Jayna Barker the news record
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Burgers, french fries and pizza might taste good, but consumption of processed junk food is not only bad for the waistline, but also for mental health. A new study in The British Journal of Psychiatry suggests eating junk food is likely to cause depression. British and French epidemiologists — scientists who study diseases and pathogens — analyzed food and mood data from 3,486 men and women. The participants were asked about the type of food they ate and the size of the portions during the previous year. The data was then converted to a daily intake and two dietary patterns were determined: the “whole food pattern” (a high daily intake of healthy fruits, vegetables and fish) and the “processed food pattern” (a diet consisting of lots of sweetened desserts, chocolates, fried food, see Food | page 2
Winter events to promote sustainability Carly Tamborski the news record
UC Sustainability has a full schedule of events for Winter quarter aimed to educate the University of Cincinnati community about sustainability issues and promote student engagement. “Sustainability is the ability to meet our own needs, without compromising the ability of the planet and all its systems to thrive,” said Shawn Tubb, UC Sustainability coordinator. “It
includes the ideas that we should not over-consume resources … and the concepts of social and economic justice. Many of the initiatives we lead are good for the larger Cincinnati community, good for local economies and promote equity and community building.” UC signed the President’s Climate Commitment, agreeing to become more sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. “A big part of UC Sustainability’s mission is to
educate people on the issues related to sustainability and to integrate sustainability in all curriculum at UC,” Tubb said. “So the lectures, films, workshops and community activities are a way we begin that process.” The workshops are meant to teach people easy ways to bring sustainability into their daily lives, Tubb said. During the lectures, students participate in activities or make something to take home. Many of the workshops are
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Cashing in: Wright’s 24 leads Bearcats to win
SCENE TOM SKEEN
Warner worthy of first-ballot HOF induction
As Kurt Warner was announcing his retirement from the NFL Friday, Jan. 22, a friend of mine asked, “Do you think Kurt Warner is a hall of famer?” My response? An emphatic yes. Many people out there, including my friend, don’t believe Warner has the numbers to get into the NFL Hall of Fame. Some say he only had four or five productive years during his 12-year career. Others will knock him because he wasn’t a flashy guy or didn’t give the media a good quote. Nonsense. The 38-year old and two-time league MVP has appeared in more Super Bowls than Brett Favre — winning one — and is one of only two quarterbacks in history to throw 100 touchdowns and 14,000 yards for two different teams. Warner’s career got off to a shaky start, though. After college, he was invited to training camp by the Green Bay Packers in April 1994, but was released before the start of the regular season. So, Warner played in the Arena Football League for three years, leading the Iowa Barnstormers to back-to-back Arena Bowl appearances. He was then signed to the St. Louis Rams in 1997. After playing in NFL Europe for a year and leading the league in yards and touchdowns, Warner, at age 28, took over as the Rams’ starting quarterback for the next six years. In those six seasons, Warner led the Rams to two Super Bowls (1999,2001), including a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV where he was named Super Bowl MVP. He had one of the most productive seasons in NFL history in 1999, passing for 4,353 yards, 41 touchdowns and a 65.1 percent completion percentage. The Rams released him in June 2004 after two below-average seasons, but Warner signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants two days later. He started the ’04 season for the Giants, but was replaced by then-rookie Eli Manning. The Giants finished the year with a 6-10 record, 5-4 under Warner and only 1-6 with Manning at the helm. With many thinking Warner was finished, he signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals in 2005. Warner ended the ’05 season on a good note and was re-signed by the Cardinals. After battling for the starting job with Matt Leinart for two seasons, Warner was finally named the starting quarterback for the 2007 season. That season, Warner had his most productive year since 2001, passing for 3,417 yards, 27 touchdowns and a passer rating of 89.8. In 2008, Warner made his third Super Bowl appearance, his first with the Cardinals, and was 35 seconds away from winning his second Super Bowl. Despite losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23, Warner passed for 377 yards in the game, the second-highest total in Super Bowl history. Warner has turned around two franchises. Since Warner left St. Louis, they haven’t experienced a winning season. Before he arrived in Arizona, the Cardinals were arguably the NFL’s most laughed-at franchise. Warner has made it to the Super Bowl in every season in which he has started every regular season and post-season game for his team. He holds the three highest single-game passing yardage totals in the history of the Super Bowl. Warner stands in elite company alongside Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and John Elway as the only quarterbacks to throw a touchdown pass in three Super Bowls. His passer rating of 93.7 ranks third all-time behind Steve Young and Peyton Manning, and Warner was the fastest quarterback to pass for 10,000 yards, doing it in only 36 games. Warner is one of only two quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl with two different teams. He finished his career with 32,344 passing yards, 208 touchdowns and a 65.2 percent completion percentage in 124 regular-season games. In 15 fewer games, Warner threw 43 more touchdowns and just 600 fewer passing yards than Hall-of-Fame quarterback Troy Aikman. see Warner | page 2
Peter Marx the news record
Redshirt freshman point guard Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 24 points, leading the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team to a 92-88 victory against Providence College Saturday, Jan. 30, at Fifth Third Arena. Coming off a 12-point UC performance against the University of Louisville, Wright made his first start since Dec. 16, and showed why he was one of the most P RO V highly recruited point guards coming out of high school. “He’s got great quickness and he can shoot the basketball,” said UC head coach Mick Cronin. “It’s just been a learning experience for him.” Wright converted on 9 of 11 shots from
Pat Strang | the news record
Cash or credit? Cashmere Wright finished 9 of 11 from the field in 30 minutes against Providence.
the field and went 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Wright also had four assists and three steals in 30 minutes, all while not turning the ball over a single time. “I was just playing my game and things started to fall,” Wright said. “That’s just how it happens sometimes.” UC trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, but went into halftime tied at 44. The turning point in the game came midway through the second half as Wright scored nine points during a four and a half minute span sparking a 16-1 UC run, which gave the Bearcats a 73-61 lead with 8:02 remaining. UC’s free-throw shooting was abysmal, especially down the stretch, and the Bearcats let a late 13-point lead disappear as the Friars pulled within three points with only eight seconds remaining. The Cats managed to hold off Providence see Cash | page 2
G i lya r d s h i n e s , leads North to Senior Bowl win Sam Weinberg | The News Record
In the nation’s premiere pre-NFL Draft event, former University of Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard put on an offensive show that helped lead the North to a 31-13 win against the South at the Under Armour Senior Bowl Saturday, Jan. 30, in Mobile, Ala. Gilyard led all receivers with five receptions, 102 yards and one touchdown, including the longest play of the game, a 43-yard reception from former Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour. Gilyard’s touchdown from LeFevour was the lone receiving touchdown for the North. “It was just so wild because when Danny came in the huddle he literally looked right at me and said, ‘Let’s go, bro. Here comes your touchdown right here,’ ” Gilyard said. Gilyard was also impressive on special teams, recording 77 return yards and averaging 26.5 yards on kick returns. Gilyard hopes his kick returning abilities will help separate him from other NFL wide receiver prospects. “I’m the number one senior wide out, but see Gilyard | page 2
“I just showed how multitalented I can be. I’m a really versatile player and I showed it in this game.” —Mardy Gilyard,
Former Uc wide receiver
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USF tops UC, Cincy falls to 2-6 in Big East Sam Elliott the news record
Poor shooting and an undersized lineup prevented the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team from improving its record to .500 overall Saturday, Jan. 30. The Bearcats lost in a 64-47 decision to the University of South Florida Bulls. The defending National Invitational Tournament champion Bulls opened the game with a 5-0 run before Cincinnati’s Michelle Jones gave the Bearcats their first points of the day. Cincinnati (9-11) answered USF with 6-0 run, capped off by Shareese Ulis giving UC its UC first lead of the game from the free-throw line just less than three minutes into the game. But a one-point lead was the largest the Bearcats would reach, as South Florida’s
“It didn’t help that we weren’t able to shoot the ball very well in the first half.” —Jamelle Elliott, uc head coach
defense limited Cincinnati to only 21.7 percent shooting from the field in the opening half, and 33.3 percent for the game. “It didn’t help that we weren’t able to shoot the ball very well in the first half,” said UC head coach Jamelle Elliott. South Florida’s Jessica Lawson led the Bulls’ charge with 22 points and 12 rebounds — both game highs. The 6-foot-3-inch Lawson was a tough matchup for the smaller Jones and Cincinnati to deal with and defend. “She’s a good player, and she was on today,” Jones said. “She has three or four inches
on me, so it was just a tough matchup. She did a good job of getting open and her teammates look for her. They wanted to establish her, and that’s what they did.” The Bulls went into halftime with a 23-17 lead after no Bearcat scored more than four points in the opening half. Jones cut the USF lead to only one point as part of a 9-3 run for UC to open the see Bulls | page 2
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Just Kahla limited 3-of-11
can’t escape Roudebush was to eight points on shooting against USF.
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