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U. astronomer Museum unveils sculpture in honor of Clementi aids black hole ALMA research

By Danielle Gonzalez Staff Writer

By Cody Beltis Staff Writer

Using a series of powerful radio telescopes at an obser vator y in Northern Chile, an international team of scientists, including a Rutgers professor, has unveiled new obser vations of a black hole swallowing and expelling matter. Andrew Baker, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, helped commission the observatory, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, and contributed to the proposal that secured observing time for the research. He said he also contributed to a recent paper in the European journal Astronomy and Astrophysics detailing the results of the study. “The study gave us a good handle on how much mass there is in different positions in the galaxy, and how exactly the mass is moving in orbit around the black hole,” he said. “It’s a ver y nice scientific result.” The astronomers worked as a team beginning in 2011 to examine a relatively calm black hole in a nearby active galaxy, he said. They obser ved a spiral structure of matter moving toward the center of the galaxy, where most black holes are located. The black hole swallows some of this fuel, or clouds of interstellar gas, while expelling some more, he said. “The material is in-flowing as a result of the spiral, but when the material gets ver y close to the black hole, some fraction of it is expelled,” he said. “An outflow is impor tant in regulating the growth of a galaxy over time.” The black hole’s ingested material forms the next generation of stars, he said, so this process of expelling matter can regulate galaxy evolution. He said ALMA refers to both the organization that made the study possible as well as the array of radio telescopes itself. The obser vator y has 66 telescopes, he said. The telescopes work together, like the astronomers themselves, to produce a single set of highresolution images. ALMA is located on a ver y high plateau in Chile’s Atacama Deser t, the driest region in the world. He said the main motivation for putting ALMA in such a dr y place was the low level of atmospheric water vapor. Separating the telescopes from humidity produces clearer obser vations. Baker said ALMA is especially power ful at collecting electroSee research on Page 6

The Tyler Clementi Center partnered with The Trevor Project to host the unveiling of an artwork commemorating Tyler Clementi, the “Rivera Blue Macchia Chartreuse Lip Wrap,” by Dale Chihuly yesterday at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. RAZA ZIA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Rutgers students read and wrote letters to their former selves yesterday at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. One of the readings was “Letters to My Brother” by James Clementi, older brother of Tyler Clementi. Tyler Clementi, a victim of cyberbullying, committed suicide in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him. The Trevor Project joined with The Tyler Clementi Center yesterday to host “The Letter Q at R.U.,” where students shared notes written to their former selves. After the readings, the museum presented a sculpture that was donated in honor of The Trevor Project and in memory of Tyler Clementi. Esther David, a workshop participant, said hearing everyone speak was an emotional process. She realized at the end of the day that everyone is human with issues they struggle to deal with. See SCULPTURE on Page 5

World of Beer highlights New Brunswick’s flavor By Charlie Melman Contributing Writer

When Kate Schliep first began working at the World of Beer franchise, her favorite beer was Pabst Blue Ribbon. A year later, after learning about the complexity of brewing, she appreciates craft beers and microbreweries. World of Beer, an upscale sports bar and restaurant, opened today on George Street with the goal of highlighting New Brunswick’s local flavor. The company, founded in Tampa, Fla., has expanded to several college towns across the United States. This is its first New Jersey location.

Will Mingo, one of the three franchisees opening this location, believes Rutgers is an underserved market for WOB’s niche. “We thought we could bring something new and fresh and become a substantial part of the fabric of the city of New Brunswick,” Mingo said. He envisions World of Beer as an upscale environment where patrons can watch Rutgers football and basketball games. WOB serves classic American tavern fare along with some original creations, such as a pint glass filled with spiced bacon. See beer on Page 6

Book artists present their artworks Friday at the 19th annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. YESHA CHOKSHI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Book symposium features nontraditional artworks By Sage Lazzaro Contributing Writer

World of Beer, an upscale sports bar and restaurant, opened today on George Street and features 50 beers on tap, along with 500 varieties on hand. The bar is New Jersey’s first location and also features 29 HD televisions. LUOYE WANG

Although it is commonly assumed that books are strictly for reading, some artists create books that are not intended for this purpose. In fact, books can lack words entirely. Book artists presented their works at the 19th annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, “The Uninvited Book,” Friday at Alexander Librar y
on the College Avenue campus. Artists who practice book arts tell their stories visually rather than linguistically. Often, these books do

not resemble traditional books at all, said Karen Guancione, artistic director for the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium. “It’s almost limitless, what people do when they make books,” Guancione said. “People make books out of bricks, bras, rusty metal, dirt, mud and old shoes. Almost anything that can explain an artist’s concept is used, and that’s what makes it so versatile.” Artists use any medium and sometimes “destroy” books by burning them, soaking them in water, cutting them and sometimes See SYMPOSIUM on Page 5

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The Rutgers University Programming Association presents “November Live Vibes: Rutgers in the Spotlight Coffeehouse” at 8 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. The night will feature performances by student artists, complimentary coffee and treats. The first 75 to attend will receive a free mug. For more information on attending or participating, visit

Wednesday, Nov. 6

The Rutgers University Programming Association presents “Pop-Up Arcade” at noon in the Livingston Student Center. The event will feature free arcade games such as Mario Bros., Frogger, Galaga, Mortal Kombat 2 and Pac-Man, among others. The Rutgers University Glee Club performs at 6 p.m. at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Rutgers Classical Players perform “Music of Mozart and his Contemporaries” at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, $10 for faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for students.

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Students share study abroad experiences By Connie Capone Contributing Writer

International and study abroad students shared their experiences Saturday and promoted international opportunities for Rutgers students. The Rutgers Center for Global Education hosted a study abroad fair called “Around the World in 30 Minutes” in the Cove at Busch Campus Center. Director of the Center for Global Education Giorgio DiMauro said returning and international exchange students presented their stories and experiences abroad at the fair. “The idea is to get students and parents interested and aware of all of the international opportunities here at Rutgers,” he said. Formerly a stand-alone called Rutgers Study Abroad, the program recently became a part of the Center for Global Education, DiMauro said. The bulk of their activities are involved with study abroad, but they are expanding to international internships and international research. “At each of the regional tables, we [had] trivia based on each region. Every hour, a $50 Rutgers RU express card [was] raffled based on the tickets won at the tables,” DiMauro said. The study abroad fair also featured culture-based games and activities, including an origami station, Chinese calligraphy and a Korean game involving paper boxes. DiMauro said study abroad opens up the world in a valuable way and encourages personal and intellectual growth. Students learn to see things from a different perspective, one of the most fundamental aspects of college. “[It] opens you up to different perspectives, different ways of interpreting the world, seeing the world,” he said. From an economic standpoint, DiMauro said participation in a study abroad program creates tangible career benefits. He said employers and graduate schools notice study abroad on a resume. Many Rutgers students talk about going to interviews and having study abroad as one of the main topics of conversation. Regardless of the benefits, very few college students study abroad.

DiMauro said the demographic is growing, but only about 9 percent of the college population participates in a study abroad program. DiMauro would tell any student considering the program to participate, even though it can be scar y. “It’s especially hard to uproot yourself from everything you know and all of your networks here, but it’s a very valuable thing to do, and it’s hard to do after your graduate,” he said. “Take that plunge because all the students who go come back enthusiastic and happy they did it.” Alexa Marzocca, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said she had traveled to Australia. “I think the biggest thing was getting a sense of independence,” she said. “Packing up and moving to the other side of the world was kind of scary, but now I feel like I can do anything.” Marzocca said she developed a new perspective that greatly differentiated from growing up in the same environment all of her life. Laura Muriel, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said studying abroad is something everyone should do. “Not only do you get to know another country, but you get to learn so much about yourself. You change and evolve as a person and gain a sense of appreciation of where you are,” she said. Neha Parikh, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy senior, attended the University College London in London for her study abroad experience. She said she learned how to be a lot more independent and self-sufficient. “I also learned how to embrace new experiences and come out of my shell because going there was a lot like starting kindergarten again,” she said. Parikh said becoming more open and culturally aware were just a few of her personal gains from the experience. Study abroad helps students grow as a people, she said, but also allows them to immerse themselves in something completely different than Rutgers. “If you are thinking about it, don’t think — just do it,” she said. “It’s one thing you will absolutely never regret.”

Bingyan Yang, left, a Rutgers Business School junior, David Wang, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and Zihuan Cao, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, participate in calligraphy during the “Around the World in 30 Minutes” fair Saturday. YESHA CHOKSHI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

DANCING STARS Sean Lo, a College of Nursing junior, and Marissa Piloto, a School of

Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, performed in Friday’s “Dancing with the Deans” competition at the College Avenue Gym. EDWIN GANO

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‘Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves’ features 64 queer writers

Book art could involve destruction, sound, performances, audience participation

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“I felt like it was a healing process while we were there to just get it out,” said David, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “It wasn’t easy to write the letter, but the hardest part was to read it out loud and share it with everyone else.” The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, said John Lescene, a cofounder of the project. The project has a telephone lifeline, but it also has a big online presence called TrevorChat, he said, which allows people to talk to counselors online. The Trevor Project held an auction where Michael Sodomick, a supporter of The Trevor Project, donated the “Rivera Blue Macchia Chartreuse Lip Wrap,” a Dale Chihuly sculpture from 2007, Lescene said. Sodomick told Lecsene he wanted to do something with the sculpture other than keep it in his house. Sodomick decided he wanted to make a gift of it in honor of the Trevor Project. Lescene said he did research and found the Zimmerli Art Museum, which has one of the premier glass art collections. This was around the time of the Tyler Clementi suicide, so he thought the Zimmerli and the Tyler Clementi Center might be doing the same work as the Trevor Project. “So we thought, ‘Well, why don’t we do this? Why don’t we do it in memory of Tyler Clementi to honor The Trevor Project?’” Lescene said. “And since we’re doing the same work, trying to make it better for LGBTQ teens, it just seemed like a great opportunity for us to join forces together.” Rick Lee, the associate director of the Tyler Clementi Center, said he has been involved with the Trevor Project since 2006 and is good friends with Lescene. “So when [James Lescene] approached me about this gift that his friend had purchased and wanted to donate to Rutgers, we made it work with the Zimmerili Art Museum,” Lee said. Lee said they wanted to tie the sculpture to his involvement with the Trevor Project and with the Tyler Clementi Center that had just been established. Lee knew Lescene had already published the collection “The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves,” so they connected the workshop along with the dedication of the Chihuly sculpture in order to make the event. Lescene said he and Sarah Moon are the contributing editors of the “The Letter Q.” “‘The Letter Q’ is a book containing letters from 63 queer writers,” he said. “We were so moved by the things that these writers wanted to say to there younger selves. Part of the book’s proceeds went to the Trevor Project.” It was a way of passing along information but also advice without sounding like they were talking down to kids, he said. He said the book was Moon’s idea, and contemplating how moving all the letters were inspired him to start the writing workshops. Lescene really took a chance and did a workshop last year, he said.

He had wondered if high school kids were capable of writing letters and was moved by what they already knew. “They were writing letters to their eight- or nine-year-old selves about all sorts of things,” he said. “Like there was a group of girls who was having issues with cutting, kids who where having issues in terms of gender identity.” They just wanted to tell themselves it was going to be OK, he said. “And you know what the Tyler Clementi Center is trying to do is to make it easier for that transition from high school to college, so it seemed like a good format,” Lescene said. David said a lot of students might come to Rutgers and find it hard to adjust and find a place where they feel comfortable and safe enough to express themselves. “I think the Tyler Clementi Center provides that for a lot of students,” David said. “I just wish that more students knew about it.”

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creating monstrous 3D books, she said. Some artists’ books involve sounds, performances and audience participation. “There are these hand-held things we think of as traditional [books], but it is also something you can contain. You can tell a story,” she said. “It has many pages, and you can tell a story in a wonderful way, but sometimes those pages aren’t bound. They may be stacked, they may be scattered or they may be suspended.” This event brings together a community of artists, book lovers, writers, scholars and students, giving them the chance to meet new people and exchange ideas, Guancione said. Michael Joseph, founding director of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, said the event exposes the public to a marginal kind of artwork. “It excites them and their own creativity while expanding their

concept of what books are,” he said. Guests who are not artists even have the chance to get involved at the symposium. Each year, the artists host different hands-on workshops to teach a certain book art style or technique, Guancione said. At this year’s workshop, Washington Cucurto and Maria Gomez of the Buenos Aires-based publishing company Editorial Eloísa Cartonera taught attendees to make a Cartonera-style book. Cartonera books originated in Buenos Aires and involve photocopying writings by famous authors onto homemade books, Guancione said. The symposium is also important for the artists, Joseph said. “Art is a solitary pursuit, like writing, and this gives the artists the opportunity to socialize, network and share their work with each other rather than through the medium of an exhibition,” Joseph said.

Artists come from all over the world to share their finished books as well as unfinished projects, and sometimes trade books, Guancione said. Amina Ahmed, studio resident at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, showcased two of her books at the symposium. One work, “I Thought We Had More Time,” was inspired by both her relationship with her mother and her mother’s experience growing up unable to read, Ahmed said. She also used to make handmade books bound with velvet and transferred the writing onto cloth, Ahmed said. The transferred writing would be backwards, which she would then embroider and create a mirror image of her writing. Ahmed’s second book featured at the symposium was called “A Regime After Its Own Heart,” and was inspired by a trip she took to Iran in 2009. “I was affected by everything that was going on there,” she said. “I knew that the politicians and the clergy loved their country and thought they were doing the best for the country, but they were actually going after their own hearts.”

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Baker says he spent three and a half months in 2009 helping commission array of telescopes

World of Beer serves 50 select beers on tap, carries more than 500 other varieties

in 2009 helping commission the array of telescopes in Chile. “I worked until quite late in magnetic radiation from faint sources, and producing some of the evening, tr ying to make the sharpest images of galaxies. these telescopes talk to each This allowed the astronomers other and produce high-quality to see exactly what the inter- data,” he said. He spent time at the ALMA stellar gas was doing near the headquarters in Santiago, Chile, black hole. He said all the scientists as well as at the observatory site in the desert. worked well From Santitogether, despite a wide “We tended not to spend a ago, he would take a flight range of backlot of time at the to the mining grounds. The National Sci- observatory, you don’t do town of Calaence Founyour best thinking when ma, followed by two-hour dation in the you get up there.” bus rides to United States the operations supported ANdrew baker facility, he ALMA, but Associate Professor in the said. organizaDepartment of Physics and Astronomy An operations tions in Eufacility was a rope and East Asia also worked in coop- more comfortable home base for eration with the Republic the scientists, he said. He said the observatory site is located at 5,000 of Chile. “Modern scientific research meters above sea level, where an is ver y collaborative, and this is area with very little oxygen. “We tended not to spend a a good example of one of these collaborations which crosses lot of time at the observatory,” he said. “You don’t do your national boundaries,” he said. Prior to the research, Baker said best thinking when you go he spent three and a half months up there.” continued from front

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The walls are covered with 29 high-definition televisions, and one gigantic screen occupies almost an entire wall. But exposed bricks sit behind the modern gadgetry, and every table resembles a finished piece of wood. Schliep, now the product manager for this World of Beer location, said the establishment’s aesthetics are carefully planned. “They want it to be new. They want it to be inviting, and they want it to be warm,” she said. “It’s supposed to be modern, comfortable — we want it to be clean.” Directly beneath the massive television screen sits a small stage with a few unconnected speakers. Mingo and his partners plan to fill it with both local and national talent on a regular basis. “We’ve seen that over the years, New Brunswick has a very rich live music culture,” he said. “And over the years, we’ve seen … that it’s started to erode. We’re looking to help revive the live music scene in town.” But beer is in the title, and the customer’s experience is still centered on the many brews that WOB has

to offer. Mingo said 50 beers are available on tap, with more than 500 other varieties waiting in the refrigerator if someone wishes to try something different. More than 44 countries are represented in WOB’s arsenal. Still, Mingo said WOB attempts to represent the local flavor and support regional microbreweries. “Our focus is ‘drink local, support local,’ so we feature a lot of products from local New Jersey brewers,” Mingo said. Some local breweries will brew special varieties specifically for WOB. Flying Fish, a brewery based in Somerdale, N.J., is making a special batch that will only be available at this WOB location, Mingo said. Schliep said customers could expect to learn more about what they are drinking when they walk in the bar. “Generally speaking, there’s not a whole lot of knowledge that surrounds [craft and microbreweries],” she said. “There’s so much more to beer — it’s an art form. It’s been around for thousands and thousands of years.” WOB wants to foster more appreciation of nontraditional varieties of beer and allow the public to become

more acquainted with the myriad options, Schliep said. To achieve that end, she added, all staff members take a two-week course on the history and intricacies of beer. Mingo stressed WOB’s accessibility to Rutgers students, despite its intentionally upscale atmosphere. “Many of our units are in college towns,” he said. “We’re focused on catering to our college audience.” Every Wednesday, Mingo said WOB plans to run a “WOB University” special that offers select drafts at half price to Rutgers students and faculty with valid identification. The people serving students their beer are likely to be students themselves. Mingo said the most his employees are Rutgers students and alumni. Schliep said she would look more favorably upon a student who was applying for a job. “I really like the young, vivacious people,” Schliep said. “I’m always stressing local beer, so why not staff? ... They know what’s going to work.” Brian Mooney, who attended an invite-only soft opening with his wife and son, was impressed by the contrast World of Beer provides with New Brunswick’s existing bars. “I didn’t expect to see 50 beers on tap in such a big room,” he said. “It’s a lot different than what you typically see in a place to go out around town, that’s for sure.”

The franchise World of Beer is hosting its grand opening today at noon on George Street. All staff members take a two-week course on the intricacies and history of beer. Every Wednesday, World of Beer will host “WOB University,” with select drafts at half price for Rutgers students. LUOYE WANG

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Rutgers scientists study climate change in Greenland By Erin Petenko Associate News Editor

Åsa Rennermalm brought some of her most valuable, high-tech research equipment to Greenland for her master’s thesis, only to have it break when she got there. “This was a place on northeast Greenland where you have 20 people and the nearest town is in Iceland, which is a six-hour flight away. … It’s just not a place where you can send it for repairs,” said Rennermalm, an associate professor of geology at Rutgers. She said she was fortunate enough to have an electrical engineer with her, and after three weeks of working on the instrument they finally got their data. Rennermalm has been to Greenland for a total of nine summers, and since her arrival to Rutgers in 2008, she has gone there every year with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA to research how the changing climate affects the movement of ice and water on the cold, remote island of 60,000 people. Rennermalm said many people have misconceptions about the work of modern geographers. “They have this ancient understanding that we just sit here and study maps,” she said. “Really, it’s about the 21st century challenge — how are we as humans going to live on this planet?” Rennermalm’s work centers on the physical, and therefore human implications of climate change. In Greenland, she measures runoff from ice sheets into streams and rivers, she said. Thomas Mote, head of the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia, said he collaborated with Rennermalm to determine the change in mass of the

Greenland ice sheet, and how that change could affect the surrounding ocean. “We know there’s a warmer climate over Greenland, we know that we have increased melt, the question is what happens to that meltwater?” he said. He said their research would help to make better predictions on the effects of climate change over time. If scientists could understand how climate change is currently affecting the environment, he said they could reduce the error bars on models of the future. Rennermalm said the researchers used input and output measurements to find out how much of the meltwater ended up in the ocean. She and her team are discovering the picture is far more complicated that previously thought. “We found the ice sheet has these meltwater lakes forming on the surface where it can be stored,” she said. Snow layers can also contain a lot of meltwater, she said, creating a buffering effect between when the ice melts and when it actually leaves the ice sheet to head toward the ocean. They have found out a lot using data taken from weather stations, satellites and their own work. Rennermalm said she has learned her lesson about keeping robust instruments. To measure the changing meltwater patterns, she uses the same tool the U.S. Geological Survey has used for 100 years. The tool has a propeller at the end, and it records the number of times the propeller spins, she said. From there, they can determine water speed and flow. Meanwhile, the team lives in tents on the side of the ice sheet.

Typically they stay in this remote location, living on canned food and talking through a special satellite phone for three- to five-day stretches. They travel to the nearest town an hour and a half away to shower and eat muskox and reindeer at the local cantina, she said. Then they are back to work. “When you’re out on the field, personnel is very important,” she said. “You definitely need to find people you can work well with because you’ll be spending a lot of time with them.” John Mioduszewski, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, said he and Rennermalm often worked together during their trip. He would cook and help with the set up and measurement of instruments, he said. Often a two-person job, one of them would place the instrument in the river while the other would read the data and record it. He said he also learned to improvise during disasters in the field. “While we were on the ice sheet, my very expensive GPS slipped from my hand. … And things that you drop on the ice sheet have a tendency to find their way into the water,” he said. “It immediately went 2 meters per second, as we had just measured, into a melt lake.” He decided the information it contained was just too important, so he took off his boots, rolled up his sleeves, and walked straight into the river to get the device. “Somehow it still worked,” he said. Yet the most work happens back in the United States. Samiah Moustafa, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, collaborated with Rennermalm to analyze the hydrology, or the movement of water, in Greenland.

Greenland’s melting ice sheets are forming meltwater lakes on the surface. COURTESY OF ÅSA RENNERMALM From the data, she concluded 50 percent of the original meltwater is not finding its way into normal runoff. “This tells us that the ice sheet is extremely complex,” she said. She also is working on a side project to determine surface reflectivity of the ice sheet, also known as albedo. The findings may have implications for how meltwater forms and runs off. “It requires us to use a very diverse skill set,” she said. “Logistically some of this data would be very difficult to get from our work in the field there, so we have to use all sorts of alternative resources.” She said fieldwork was interesting because she saw the landscaping change every day with the climate.

They could go back to somewhere a day later and find the topography completely altered, she said. At Rutgers, Rennermalm said she teaches several courses in geography and will teach a Byrne Seminar next semester on the Arctic. She said she enjoyed doing her research at Rutgers. A native of Stockholm, she lived in many places, from Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles, while she got her education. Ironically, the only place she did not like was her first undergraduate college, located in northern Sweden. “It was too cold,” she said. “It snowed from October to May.”

Researchers create multipurpose user-friendly wireless sensors By Andrew Rodriguez Staff Writer

Rutgers researchers are concerting their efforts to finish developing a multipurpose, user-friendly wireless sensor kit that boasts a battery life of approximately 10 years. Rutgers University Wireless Information Network Laboratory researchers Robert Moore, Ben Firner, Richard Howard and Richard Martin are in the process of finalizing the sensors, which use their own wireless communication platform called Owl Platform. Owl Platform comes with two different types of sensors, one for light and one for water, as well as a receiver that connects to computers via USB or Ethernet, said Martin, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. “This is a low-power wireless research project worked on across various generations of students,” he said. “Every generation, the boards get better.” Moore, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, tests the sensors in a 24x24 grid that broadcasts a signal about five times per second.

Instead of having a sensor passively wait for signals, the team designed the sensors to broadcast their own signal, he said. Any object passing between the sensor and receiver weakens the radio signal, providing data that could be used to locate the object. “As I walk through the grid, the salt water of my body interacts with the radio signals and starts to block them,” Moore said. “The weakening of these radio signals are picked up by the receiver and you can find my location from this interference.” Saving power over a wireless network requires carefully controlled information trafficking, Martin said. Wireless communication protocols such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth are generalized, resulting in large data traffic that can be simplified for low-power needs. The team developed their own protocol that uses radio waves, Moore said, named “roll call.” “‘Roll call’ is a reason we have such good lifetime in our chips,” he said. “Right now, these are the lowest energy wireless sensors in the world.” It was designed originally for inventory management, using a

small amount of energy to track many devices, he said. Bernhard Firner, a Ph.D. student in electrical and computers engineering, worked on much of the math behind “roll call” and Owl Platform’s data prediction. Data prediction is necessary because large networks of sensors could result in data loss from communication collisions to the receivers, he said. He created accurate models to prevent such data loss. “If you told me what you were tracking and in what space, I could tell you how many receivers you would have to put and where,” he said. Moore says his responsibilities involve the software end of the project — he develops the user interface and activity of the sensors. Owl Platform offers a notification system that can be tailored to anyone’s needs, he said. The notification system includes emails, texts and tweets. Undergraduate students also contributed, he said. One student developed a system that would turn off a heater when someone leaves a specific chair absent for more than 50 minutes.

“I made a sort of Marauder’s Map-style application to track objects, too,” he said. “During the summer we get a lot of people, so we also used sensors to send alerts whenever someone tried to take a chair.” The data solvers and USB drivers of Owl Platform is open source, offering freedom for tech-savvy people as well, he said. They hope to support both the home users and the application developers. Howard is working on upgrades to Owl Platform, including soil moisture detection, humidity detection and improvements to the water sensor. He said the benefit of Owl Platform is that it does not operate from a rigidly defined set of applications — it is a general-purpose platform fit for any user. “We had two students who made the data solver software for the water sensor in a day,” Howard said. “It’s a pretty straightforward platform to use.” The Nelson Biological Laboratories on Busch campus also use the sensors for their benefit, Moore said, to track tempera-

ture and light levels in the animal rooms. Notifications are sent to the researchers in Nelson Biological Laboratories if the temperature is out of range for too long or if the day cycles of the lighting are incorrect. “The goal is you buy the thing, set it up, and you can forget about it for 10 years,” Firner said. “If someone had a vacation home they wanted to monitor and make sure their house was OK, that can be done quickly and easily.” They want to be able to make a system that is easily accessible to anybody and does not require professional or troublesome installment and maintenance, he said. “This can help many types of people — some people can check if their houses are beginning to flood,” Martin said. “One woman we gave the kit to put a sensor in her liquor cabinet to see if her kids were opening it.” According to the Owl Platform website, the open source information is available on GitHub. Owl Platform will also soon to have its own Kickstarter campaign to finalize development and commercialize the product.

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PARIS — Two veteran French journalists kidnapped and killed in northern Mali were shot to death, French authorities said yesterday, as questions emerged about how the gunmen managed to carry out the attack near a town where both French troops and U.N. forces are based. The slayings of Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, shocked France and underscored how insecure parts of northern Mali remain months after a French-led military intervention against al-Qaida and other extremists. The new details, shared by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius after a meeting of key ministers with French President Francois Hollande, failed to clarify who was behind the killings and why the pair was targeted. He said the two were shot multiple times and their bodies found near the vehicle that whisked them away. Earlier, four Malian officials, including the head of the armed forces in Kidal, said the journalists’ throats had been slit. Their bodies were flown to the Malian capital of Bamako yesterday, and were to be returned to France today. The Radio France Internationale journalists were kidnapped Saturday after interviewing a Tuareg rebel leader in Kidal. The northern town is under de facto rebel control despite the presence of French and U.N. troops. French troops, alerted to the kidnappings, set up checkpoints, sent out patrols and called in helicopters to search for the journalists, French military spokesman Col. Gilles Jaron said. But a patrol arrived too late, finding the abandoned vehicle east of the town and the bodies nearby. The French troops, some 200 of whom are based at the Kidal airport, had earlier found no trace of the fleeing vehicle. Fabius said the bodies were found some 12 kilometers (8 miles) outside Kidal and “several meters” from the vehicle. RFI chief Marie-Christine Saragosse said they were found 80 meters (87 feet) from the kidnappers’ vehicle. The killings were “odious, abject and revolting,” Fabius said. He said one journalist had been hit with three bullets, the other two — but that the car, whose doors were locked, showed no impact from bullets. Cecile Megie, RFI’s executive editor, said the two journalists had been seized by a group that spirited them away in a beige pickup truck. “The site showed no trace of fighting, gunfire. It was an execution,” Megie said. Despite January’s French-led intervention and a presidential election since, much of Mali, especially the vast north, remains in turmoil. Suspicion as to who was behind the killings grew as bits of information trickled out. Both Tuareg separatists of the National Movement for the Liber-

ation of the Azawad, known as the NMLA, and al-Qaida-linked fighters operate in the area. The NMLA rebels launched their latest rebellion in 2012. Those rebels were later chased out by al-Qaida’s fighters in the region but have returned to prominence in Kidal in recent months. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has kidnapped Westerners, but it tends not to kill them but rather to hold them for ransom as a means of bankrolling its operations. The killings came four days after France rejoiced at the liberation of four other citizens, who had been kidnapped in neighboring Niger three years ago and were found in northwest Mali. “The killers are those we are fighting, that is, the terrorist groups who refuse democracy and refuse elections,” Fabius said. Mali is to hold a parliamentary vote later this month. The journalists had traveled to Kidal to report for a special program on Mali ahead of the voting. Saragosse, who heads France 24 TV along with RFI, was traveling to Bamako yesterday to accompany the return of the bodies. She said the slain journalists had been accompanied from Bamako to Kidal, some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) north, by U.N. troops who have been present since the end of the French inter vention. The pair — both long-time RFI employees familiar with challenging terrain — were taken to the town hall, “the safest place,” said Saragosse, who also met with Hollande yesterday. It was not immediately clear whether the U.N. troops were in the vicinity at the time of the kidnapping. The French militar y spokesman confirmed reports that French forces in Mali had refused to take the journalists to Kidal for security and “operational reasons.” A U.N. spokesman said its troops had not noticed the vehicle used in the kidnapping in any of the seven checkpoints in and around the city manned by them. “These seven checkpoints are at major transit locations and the vehicle of the kidnappers was not noticed at any of these checkpoints,” said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali. He added: “You need to put this in the context of the desert. This is a place with dunes. They must have used a non-official road or path.” Lt. Col. Oumar Sy, a Malian of ficer stationed in Kidal and involved in the investigation, said that all signs point to the NMLA. “We are in a town that is in the de facto hands of the NMLA,” Sy said. “We learn these poor people are taken in front of the house of an NMLA leader. No one lifts a finger to help them. What conclusion would you come to?” — The Associated Press

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IN BRIEF CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard came to the aid of an injured man aboard a disabled boat in waters of f southern New Jersey. Coast Guard Station Cape May watchstanders received a radio call just before 3 p.m. Saturday informing them that the 50-year-old man had suf fered a hand injur y. They then launched a 45-foot medium response boat to the scene, which was about two miles beyond the bayside jetties of f Cape May. The boat crew was soon able to get the injured man ashore for fur ther medical evaluation, but his name and fur ther details on his condition were not disclosed. Meanwhile, the 18-foot boat he had been on was towed away without incident. No other injuries were repor ted in the incident. It’s not clear why or how the boat became disabled. FOR T LEE, N.J. — Authorities say a Washington man who allegedly was driving drunk ran over a light pole, a street sign, a flood light, several bushes and a parking meter before he was finally stopped on the George Washington Bridge. Por t Authority of New York and New Jersey police stopped 28-year-old Miguel

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lection season is upon us, dear comrades. This Rutgers-Temple game (and got into an argument Tuesday, we’ll be voting on who we want to lead with a teacher, but that’s for another editorial). Colour state for the next four years. And we want lege students are important. Whether we realize it or not, the policies we vote you to know your voice on the matter is indispensible. First of all, people barely come out to non-presi- on right now will either help us or come back to bite dential elections. That’s a problem, because then we us in the ass after we graduate. That’s because whoare allowing the very small percentage of people who ever we allow to win the gubernatorial race this year do make it out to the ballots to be the ones deciding will still be the governor after every student on this our next governor. In 2001 and 2005, there was a 45 campus has left it. It’s unfortunate that Christie manipulated the percent voter turnout to the gubernatorial elections, compared to 47 percent in 2009, when Gov. Chris Senate election date this year. By holding the BookChristie was elected. In contrast, 62.6 percent of el- er-Lonegan election 20 days before the gubernatorial igible New Jersey residents voted in the 2012 presi- election, and on an obscure Wednesday instead of the traditional Tuesday, it drew attention from both dential elections. The majority of us who stay at home and complain elections. He caused a devastating impact to voter turnout as a whole — while about our vote not making voter turnout to N.J. Senate a difference in the gubernaelections was 46 percent torial election are the ones “We and our fellow Knights need in 2002 and 48 percent in who actualize that reality. 2006, it fell to an unacceptNot everyone has the right to fulfill our civic duty ... so we able 24 percent this year. to vote, so it’s exceptionally Not only did the elecimportant for those of us make sure we’re not cheated tion-date change increase who do to take advantage of our voice.” costs by $12 million, but of it. It’s even more importit also might have a ripple ant for us as young people effect on this week’s guto make our presence be bernatorial election. Those who came out to vote for known in politics. Our voice as the youth of New Jersey has tradition- Booker might be discouraged to come out and vote ally fallen by the wayside. During the 2009 guberna- again. That’s why we and our fellow Knights need to torial elections, voters under the age of 30 only made fulfill our civic duty at the ballots this week — so we up 9 percent of all those that voted, while voters over make sure we’re not cheated of our voice. We’re the ones inheriting whatever condition this the age of 65 made up more than 34 percent of the electorate that same year and have had a steadier state will be in as a result of our next governor, so voter turnout over the past few elections. There is let’s make sure it’s in the exact condition we want it clearly a major age gap here, and it’s important for to be when that day comes. Voting locations at and near Rutgers University the quality of our democracy (and, therefore, the repcan be found in the Busch Campus Center, Livingresentation of our interests) to narrow it. We’re not inconsequential. There’s a reason why ston Student Center, the Lord Stirling Elementary Barbara Buono visited us at Brower Commons, why School at 101 Redmond St. near the Public Safety bus Sen. Cory Booker spoke to us in our own Gradu- stop and at Lincoln Elementary School at 66 Bartlett ate Student Lounge and why Christie attended the St. in New Brunswick. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 145th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.


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‘Physical Master Plan’ will not be complete without student input COMMUNITY MATTERS SAM BERMAN


hen I was a senior in high school thinking about what colleges to attend, I remember asking a friend of mine who was then finishing up his first year at Rutgers what it was like going to a school with 40,000 other students in it. I asked him if I would feel overwhelmed by the sheer bigness of the University. His answer (which was prophetic, though I didn’t know it then) was that while the University certainly was big, it would not be overwhelming provided I find a niche. Once I found that niche, whether it was based around my major, my campus involvement, a student organization or something else entirely, my experience would become more localized, and I would feel at home. When I came to Rutgers, this proved to be exactly what happened. By the time I joined the Rutgers University Student Assembly at the end of my freshman year I was beginning to feel like part of a community. But — and here is the important part — I was lucky. I met some folks who were already involved in RUSA in one of my classes, we got to talking, and once I mentioned that I had been involved in student government in high school, they asked if I wanted to check out what it was like in college. I said yes. This happened by chance. The reason I tell this stor y is to make a point. As important as getting involved and engaging with the community is to getting the most out of a Rutgers education, Rutgers makes it administratively difficult to do this. Indeed, one of the biggest obstacles to getting involved at Rutgers is simply the lack of space for students to get together in a recreational capacity. For all the great size of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, a shockingly small portion of our space is devoted to student life. In a recent benchmark study on large event spaces at Rutgers and peer institutions, Rutgers came near the ver y

bottom of the list in terms of square-footage available for such events as concerts, shows, and other events which might bring together a large number of Rutgers students for an evening. This failure was on display most recently during this fall’s Involvement Fair. As a result of inclement weather, the Involvement Fair was moved inside. Instead of being spread around the College Avenue campus, Rutgers’ several-hundred student organizations were forced to set up their tables in the Rutgers Student Center and the College Avenue Gymnasium. These facilities didn’t have nearly the space required for this – anyone who tried to go to

involved outside the classroom — come to lectures, come to shows, come to cultural events — and yet when these events hit capacity at a couple hundred students, we have to turn away the many students who came a little bit later (perhaps after they got out of class) because there is no more room. Again, what kind of message does that send to students? “Come to these events, get involved on campus, but make sure you come early — otherwise, too late!” At some point, cynicism sets in, and students will stop trying to come to these events. Getting involved on campus will seem more trouble than it is worth. That is a bad outcome.

“This building could truly serve as a Student Union, a center for student life on campus and could facilitate the development of exactly the type of vibrant culture on campus that Rutgers is currently lacking.” the Involvement Fair this fall remembers what a catastrophe it turned out to be. Thousands of students were forced to wait outside and wait for folks to leave the fair before they were allowed in, and the facilities themselves were dangerously over capacity. Had there been an emergency of any kind during the event it would have been impossible to evacuate safely. Thankfully there wasn’t — but Rutgers should not leave such things to luck. Still, many students were not even able to make it into the fair at all, because the lines to get in were simply too long. As a result, those students will no doubt find it harder (and perhaps they may find it less desirable, too, after such a negative experience) to get involved on campus. What kind of message does that send to first-years? It’s not just spectacular failures such as this that indicate the need for more student space, however. The lack of adequate student space operates continuously throughout the year to undermine our ability to build a vibrant, cohesive and inclusive culture among undergraduates at Rutgers University. We tell students to get

Fortunately, there is a solution. I want you to imagine the Rutgers Student Center, only instead of the tiny building it is now, imagine it as a huge structure which stretches all the way back to Sicard Street (don’t worry, the parking wouldn’t disappear, the RSC would just extend over it). Imagine, in this new building, there would be a space appropriate for any type of large concert the Rutgers University Programming Association might want to sponsor, and instead of spending money on booking an outside, non-student-owned venue like the New Jersey State Theater or the Louis Brown Athletic Center, RUPA could save money on space and use those savings to bring more (and more popular) artists to campus. Imagine there would be meeting space for all types of student organizations, from theaters and rehearsal rooms for our performing arts groups to conference rooms for small group meetings. Imagine space to host regional and even national assemblies and conferences (instead of currently hosting such events at the University Inn on Cook campus, a questionable location due to its distance

from the train station and the city proper). There could be ballroom space for the sorts of large celebrations, lectures and cultural events that students are currently getting turned away from because of space constraints. This building could truly serve as a Student Union, a center for student life on campus and could facilitate the development of exactly the type of vibrant culture on campus that Rutgers is currently lacking. This may seem like a tall order, but the timing couldn’t be more perfect. With University President Robert L. Barchi’s strategic plan wrapping up, the Facilities Department has begun to put together its “Physical Master Plan.” This is an attempt to turn the ideals of the strategic plan into proposals for what we want the Rutgers campus to look like physically in the next 10 years or so. As part of the process, you should all have received an email containing a link to a sur vey on your experience with the physical state of the Rutgers campus. If you do not remember receiving this email, the “myCampus” sur vey can be found on the physical master plan webpage It is our best means of advocating for the changes we want to see made to the Rutgers campus. So if you agree with the vision I’ve outlined above, of a Student Union that is actually able to meet the needs of Rutgers students and help facilitate, instead of hinder, the growth of a truly inclusive culture on campus, I urge you to fill out this survey and to make your voice heard. Throughout the survey there will be opportunities for you to do so, from utilizing the “improvement” icon on the Rutgers Student Center during the interactive map portion of the survey, to opportunities to write comments throughout the survey, to the qualitative portion at the end. Take the survey, get your friends to take the survey, and together we can show Facilities what we students need from our campus. Samuel Berman is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in political science with a minor in economics. His column, “Community Matters,” runs on alternate Mondays.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Online time bank provides more valuable assistance Seniors and the disabled are sometimes incapable of leaving their homes during disasters and obtaining emergency assistance and ser vices. Generally

during disasters, emergency ser vices are not available during the first 72 hours, and long distance communication is fixed before local communication. A couple of students and I are researching more information on this topic at Rutgers University for our ethics class taught by Professor Julie Fagan. We are interested in utilizing a time bank, which is an online ser vice exchange that utilizes time rather

than money. For our specific situation, a person would put in a certain amount of time that they would be able to help an elderly person or a disabled person. In exchange for this, they will receive something that they need help in as well. This is what we are planning on implementing in the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. New time banks have been launched in New Jersey and can be

accessed on the web using the name of their county, state and the word strong (ex: Somerset County NJ Strong) or by using the URL Junia Easo is a School of Environmental And Biological Sciences senior majoring in exercise science and sport studies and minoring in psychology.


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Pearls Before Swine

November 4, 2013 Stephan Pastis

Today’s Birthday (11/04/13). You’re the star, and opportunities abound this year. Fix up your home over the next five months. Expect a boost in creativity, partnership and romance during autumn and again in spring. Prepare to launch late next July. There’s travel involved. Make an exciting career move, and grow skills. Bank your profits. 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 — Consider travel to areas that you’ve been itching to explore, physically or figuratively. The work you’re doing now leads to higher status, especially long term. Patient, persistent action works. Plan a vacation. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Explore what would make your partnerships thrive. Balance play with work. Count wins and losses. There’s plenty to go around. Support the team with thoughtful consideration. Cook and clean. Share some laughter. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 8 — You play and work well with others, and that makes for a pretty fun, productive Monday. Compromise is part of the equation. Set aside stores for the winter. Contact a loved one. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — A new creative project demands your attention. Put off procrastination until Wednesday. There’s gold in what’s being said, if you listen. Feed your love and watch it grow. Give thanks. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — You may have to take an idea back to the drawing board. Discipline is the key to your radiance. Complete an old project. Satisfaction is your reward. Today and tomorrow are good to share love and fun with family. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — Consider family in all decisions. Be loving and kind all around, and magical and unexpected miracles show up. Your creative efforts get quite profitable. Focus on fine-tuning your space. Enjoy home comforts.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 8 — Adventurous communications tempt, and could either distract or further your aim, which is achievable. Keep focused, and use all the resources at hand ... even those farther out of reach. Everything helps. What you discover surprises. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — You’re surrounded by money-making opportunities and by love. Don’t close the door on opportunities. File them for later, if you can’t manage them all now. Have faith in your own imagination. Take good care of your guests. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — You’re getting stronger (and more impatient). Even though your self-confidence is on the rise, you can use the encouragement, so don’t dismiss it. Don’t be a lone ranger. Build your team. Follow a friend’s recommendation. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Focus on keeping old commitments. Don’t take the situation or yourself too seriously. Set lofty goals. It’s getting easier to stick to your budget. Start planning an adventure for later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — Part of you wants to work and be productive; another part wants to play. Figure out how to do both for the most value. Rearrange furniture so that your space inspires you. Get your message out. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Taking risks can be a good thing. Your ideas get generated with new twists in the face of adversity. Reinvent, imagine and create. Ask for support from others to follow your dreams. Your status rises.

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Peele records sack, forces game-clinching fumble in first game at cornerback continued from back Owls scored 72 in their previous two games. “They scored a lot of points the last couple of weeks,” Flood said, “and to hold them to 20 — and seven of them were on a short field that our guys had to defend — I thought it was a good effort on our defense as a whole.” Stephenson’s play — three tackles and two quarterback hurries against Temple — was not the only positive for Rutgers in the secondary. Redshir t freshman Ruhann Peele, who switched to cornerback last week because of the lack of positional, collected his first career sack in the first quar ter. He also forced the game-clinching fumble in the closing seconds of the game to prevent Rutgers from suffering its third straight loss. Whether Peele will remain at corner will be evaluated today. Freshman Nadir Barnwell, who was suspended for the game after a DWI arrest, will be fully reinstated this week, Flood said. But Stephenson’s play could bode well for another start Nov. 16 against Cincinnati. “He stepped up [Saturday],” said junior cornerback Gareef Glashen. “He came out and played ball. He wanted to step up.”



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Hendrickson entered the game in the third quar ter after junior Betim Bujari went down with a lower leg injur y. He did not return. After Hendrickson’s insertion, Temple sacked Nova twice. The offensive line allowed none before Bujari sprained his ankle. Bujari will be limited in the bye week, Flood said. Hendrickson, who started one game this season Sept. 14 against Eastern Michigan, said the rhythm between him and Nova was in sync, though he did not take many reps with Nova during the week. “Our rhythm’s always fine. It’s just a matter of communication at the line,” Hendrickson said. “[Communication] between him and me was good, but between the offensive line we did some different things, so we just have to clean that up.”



receiver Leonte Carroo hauled in his 25-yard game winning touchdown catch, it marked the eighth time the Edison, N.J. native caught a touchdown in the fourth

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PLAY Nova solidifies starting spot with 27-for-38 throwing, late drive to come back continued from back “It’s been a fourth-down situation, so a lot of teams like to bring pressure,” Nova said of how the play thrives. “It leaves a one-onone matchup out there, and we picked it up and I put it out there. Leonte always does a great job beating one-on-ones, so I’ve just got to put it out there for him.” If Rutgers’ most dependable late-game play failed, the Knights lose their third straight match and Temple finalizes an embarrassing upset. Nova also would not look as good, even if the play put his 27for-38 accuracy only at 26-for-38. After winning an open position competition last week in practice, Nova might be the only Rutgers quarterback who can consistently complete that final throw. Nova put extra work in his mental approach last week after forced plays created three interceptions in three quarters against Houston. Temple entered the game with only two interceptions all season, but Nova at least can carry confidence from an interception-less game. “I was just not letting the pressure put me in a panic to try to make the play. If we punted, we punted, and I’d just try to get ready for the next series,” Nova said of the previous drives.

But Justin Goodwin nearly made that drive impossible. The freshman running back fumbled with 8:54 left in the fourth inside Temple’s red zone, and linebacker Blaze Caponegro recovered. Temple was up to the task of burning the rest of the clock, and an Owls victory was 1 yard away seven minutes later on the 19th play of the drive. Quarterback P.J. Walker played shotgun on fourth and 1 on Rutgers’ 27-yard line, and a first down would have allowed Temple to expire the game. Linebackers Steve Longa and Kevin Snyder imposed a cross blitz, keeping running back Kenneth Harper’s run 2 yards from a first down. Rutgers held no timeouts with 1:50 left, but Nova threw 5-for-7 on the drive and thrived under blitzes in the 2-minute drill replication. Offensive coordinator Ron Prince called a conser vative game in the first half, dominated by runs and short throws. But after Rutgers trailed, 13-3, at halftime, the Knights avoided embarrassment and a familiar play worked. “You’ve got very few plays on your call sheet for that situation,” said head coach Kyle Flood. “You’re only going to have two or three plays at the most in that situation based just on the personnel available to you.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JoshBakan. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

PASSING Gary Nova RUSHING Justin Goodwin Savon Huggins Michael Burton RECEVING Leonte Carroo Quron Pratt Tyler Kroft DEFENSE Kevin Snyder Steve Longa Jamal Merrell Gareef Glashen Jonathan Aiken FIELD GOALS Kyle Federico Nick Borgese PUNTING Nick Marsh ALL RETURNS Jeremy Deering Janarion Grant

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TEMPLE STATS CMP YDS TD 21-for-31 203 2 NO. YDS TD 13 59 0 12 49 1 7 9 0 NO. YDS TD 5 41 0 4 57 1 4 38 0 TKL SCK INT 10 1 0 7 1 0 7 0 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 FG LONG PAT 0 1/2 NO. YDS AVG 5 203 40.6 KICKOFFS YDS PUNTS 4 62 0

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RU ends goal drought in loss By Greg Johnson Associate Sports Editor

Sophomore forward Greg Lewis attempts a lay-up en route to a 6-point, eight-rebound performance Friday against Caldwell. LUOYE WANG

Knights play sloppily in exhibition victory By Josh Bakan Sports Editor

Sophomore forward Greg Lewis is soft-spoken and says he is about 85 percent recovered from arthroscopic knee surgery he had last year. Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan made him one of three captains and started him in Friday’s 90-60 exhibition victory against Caldwell at the Louis Brown Athletic Center anyway. “I wanted to get him in there,” Jordan said. “I didn’t want him to sit [on the bench] and get nervous. I know how it is. I just wanted to throw him in the fire and get him used to playing in front of a crowd.” Starting at center, Lewis contributed 6 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes. Although Jordan said senior Wally Judge would likely start at center Friday against Florida A&M, Lewis showed some value. He said his condition prevented him from playing significantly — he rarely played more than five minutes at a time. His knee still fatigues him pretty quickly when he plays, especially at game speed. “Coach [Jordan] knows my condition’s not all that great right now,” Lewis said. “I’m still working on that, but it’s getting better.” It took Lewis time to find rhythm, as he first went to the bench with 16:14 left in the first half after two personal fouls and a turnover off his poor pass. Lewis was not the only sloppy player, as Rutgers lost the turnover battle, 20-16. “I thought both sides of the ball we struggled,” Jordan said. “We weren’t good enough. It looked like we were running with two left feet. So we looked awkward. We didn’t have any good rhythm, any type of synchronization in offense or defense. I thought we were just so jagged.” It might take time for Rutgers to adjust to a running offense, which Jordan said during the

team’s media day not to call a Princeton offense. Junior guard Myles Mack, who Jordan named a captain with Lewis and junior forward Kadeem Jack, recorded a team-leading16 points. It helped that nobody more than an inch taller than the 5-foot-9 Mack guarded him. Senior for ward J.J. Moore also thrived off the running style, especially off fast breaks, with 14 points. Moore first raised the crowd’s excitement with an emphatic dunk with 15:19 left in the first half to create a 9-2 Rutgers lead. The exhibition against a Division-II foe also allowed Jordan to experiment with his lineups. Mack, Lewis, Jack, Moore and junior guard Jerome Seagears started. But Judge, sophomore wing Kerwin Okoro, junior wing Malick Kone, junior guard D’Von Campbell and junior wing Craig Brown combined for 91 of the bench’s 97 minutes. Okoro, Kone and Brown combined for 19 points, which displayed Rutgers’ swingman depth. Nonetheless, Jordan looked elsewhere for captains and excluded seniors Judge and Moore. “I wanted continuity,” Jordan said. “I wanted guys who were here last year and guys who were going to be here next year.” The decision shows that even though Jordan wants to win now, Rutgers’ future victory prospects are more likely and Jordan has an eye on that. “He told me why. I just took it in. I understand and he understood,” Moore said. “I like the choices that he made, and we pretty much think that everybody is a captain. Coach told me, ‘You’re a senior, and you’re vocal. Even though you’re not an actual leader, you’re a vocal leader.’” For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JoshBakan. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

It was only fitting that when sophomore forward J.P. Correa scored the Rutgers men’s soccer team’s first goal in 436 minutes — a three-week drought — it was too late. The Scarlet Knights were a step behind all of their opponents for nearly a month, and Saturday night in Orlando was no exception. Correa’s first goal of the season in the 88th minute came after Central Florida already punched home two scores, practically begging the Knights to show a sign of life. UCF (7-4-5, 4-1-3) kept Rutgers (5-10-2, 2-5-1) out of its territory in the final 76 seconds, holding on for a 2-1 win. After sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz took two late corner kicks, sophomore midfielder Dimitri Vassiliadis and senior forward Kene Eze set Correa up for the Knights’ lone tally. It marked Eze’s third assist and Vassiliadis’ first point of the season. Three of Rutgers’ four other shots on goal came in the final 22 minutes, but none reached the back of the net. Eze, long seen as the key to a Knights turnaround this season, could not score in his third game back from hamstring issues. He pushed across three of his four shots in the final nine minutes. Even doubling UCF in second-half shots (8-4) and dominating corner kicks all night long (13-0) was not enough for Rutgers to win its first game in six contests.

Sophomore forward J.P. Correa scored his first goal of the year Saturday at UCF in the 88th minute as Rutgers fell, 2-1. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / OCTOBER 2013

Forward Romario Williams, the AAC’s second-leading scorer, dug Rutgers into its two-goal deficit in the 52nd minute. Midfielder Matthews Gaskins assisted Williams to give him his ninth goal of the season. Rutgers and UCF put together seven shots apiece in the first half, but the Knights of Orlando once again had the upper hand. None of Rutgers’ shots were on target, while UCF delivered the first goal of the game in the 39th minute. Allowing goals just before halftime continues to be one of Rutgers’ many weaknesses. UCF midfielders Omar Vallejo and Mason Millers earned assists on fellow midfielder Gabriel Zapponi’s first goal of the season. Correa had another opportunity in the 37th minute that curved

just wide of goalkeeper Sebastian Evers. He also missed wide in the 27th minute. Corboz, Eze and sophomore forward Mitchell Taintor comprised Rutgers’ other four missed shots early in the period. With only seven points, eighthplace Rutgers now faces a play-in game for the AAC Tournament on Friday against No. 9 Cincinnati in Louisville, Ky. Head coach Dan Donigan stressed he did not want to back into the postseason, but now even if Rutgers defeats the Bearcats, No. 1 Louisville looms in the quarterfinals Saturday. For updates on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GregJohnsonRU. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

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RU drops game to ranked opponent By Justin Lesko Staff Writer

The Rutgers field hockey team had a chance to spoil No. 5 Old Dominion’s hopes Friday of winning the Big East regular season title. But the Scarlet Knights became the 11th consecutive team to fall to the Lady Monarchs. With the win, ODU earned Big East title share in its first season in the conference. It shares it with Louisville and Connecticut, which both won their conference games this weekend to end with 6-1 conference records. The three teams, along with Temple, will travel to Storrs, Conn., next weekend for the Big East Tournament. Forward Katy Fuhrman scored the game’s lone goal in the Lady Monarchs’ 1-0 win. Freshman goalkeeper Shevaun Hayes saved midfielder Kelsey Smither’s shot. She grabbed her own rebound and passed to Fuhrman to finish the goal. The game was scoreless at the half, but Old Dominion (12-6, 6-1) dominated with 14 shots to the Knights’ three. They also had six penalty corners in the first half while the Knights had one. “We really focus on our structure and we really pressured them and didn’t let them into our defensive 25,” said junior midfielder Jenn Staab. “Our defense was really on.” Hayes had her work cut out for as she stopped a career-high 13 shots throughout the game, the most by a Rutgers goalkeeper this season. “Defensively we were really solid,” said head coach Meredith Long. “They were able to put ODU under a lot of pressure. We didn’t allow a lot of clean shots off.” Old Dominion goalkeeper Me-

gan Hept earned the shutout while making three saves. It was her 12th win of the year. Senior forward Lisa Patrone recorded a shot on goal for the Knights. She became one of 38 players to appear in the Front Rush/NFHCA Senior Game in Virginia Beach, Va. Freshman back Sofia Walia and sophomore forward Nicole Imbriaco also had shots on goal. The game was Rutgers’ eighth this season against a ranked opponent. But it dropped seven of those games, with the only win coming against Drexel. After the defeat, the Knights lost, 5-2, yesterday to Bucknell in their last game of the season. Staab scored her first-career goal in the 57th minute to keep the Knights (9-9, 2-5) in the game and cut

the Bucknell (8-9) lead to 4-2. Forward Rachel Misko added a goal on a penalty stroke for the Bison with six minutes remaining to keep the game out of reach. Forward Leigh Hillman and midfielder Estelle Palandjian scored after junior midfielder Sophie Wright cut the Bison lead in half, 2-1, a minute into the second half. “The first half we just structurally weren’t very sound and we had a bit of breakdowns early on and Bucknell took advantage,” Long said. “I’ll give them credit, their first two goals were pretty good goals. Then we kind of starting to get it together, playing our game and generating a bit of momentum.” Rutgers ends the season at 9-9, their first .500 season since 2008 and second in the past 14 years.

Senior punter Nick Marsh, above, has faith kicker Kyle Federico will overcome his poor 6-for-11 mark on field goals this season. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Federico struggles to find consistency By Greg Johnson Associate Sports Editor

Goalkeeper Shevaun Hayes had a career-high 13 saves in RU’s 1-0 loss Friday to ODU. It was the most by a Knight this season. EDWIN GANO

Kyle Federico swore his last-minute miss Aug. 29 at Fresno State would not serve as a detriment to his psyche. But seven games later, the sophomore kicker still searches for consistency. Two more missed kicks Saturday against Temple gave Federico a pedestrian 6-for-11 mark on field goals for the season. This time it nearly cost the Rutgers football team a win it severely needed. Federico made his first attempt from 30 yards early in the second quarter, but missed a 40-yarder just before halftime. Then he botched an extra point for the first time in his career early in the third. That and the field goal miss lost the Scarlet Knights four points when they trailed by four at the time. “I’d say the field goal I missed was a great kick,” Federico said. “I always tell myself if I’m going to miss a kick, I’m going to miss it with a good kick. I’m not going to have a dumb mistake and really, really miss it. I gave it a good shot and it didn’t fall my way.” Federico called the extra point a silly mechanical miscue he could have easily bounced back from, but head coach Kyle Flood never gave him the chance. Flood inserted sophomore kicker Nick Borgese, who had not played since Sept. 21 against Arkansas, for the remainder of the second half. He made both of his extra point attempts. “At that point, I’ve got to make a decision that [Federico] just doesn’t have his swing today, to use a golfing analogy,” Flood said. “Nick hit the ball pretty well during the week, so he was the guy we were going to go with from that point forward.” Flood would not even attempt a kick with Federico on 4th and 1

from Temple’s 16-yard line on Rutgers’ first offensive series. Still, Federico insists his poise remains. He stayed firm to an overall strong performance that one bad mistake hindered. In fact, he thinks his problem might be overconfidence. “I feel like sometimes if you’re too confident, you can maybe forget the way you prepare for the kick,” Federico said. “I always say things to myself in my head that I’ve been working on throughout the week, and maybe one of those just didn’t really happen.” The Knights continue to believe Federico will fix his inconsistencies, even with the season waning. Senior punter Nick Marsh called Federico, at his best, one of the better kickers he has ever seen. “It’s like baseball — you get in a slump,” Marsh said. “He’s barely missing it, and he’s just got to have that switch turned back on where regardless of if you hit a bad kick, it still goes in, and that’s mental. He’s a happy-going kid. We believe in him, and he’ll get it back. He’ll get it right.” Another bye week could be a good start. Federico said he will focus on his follow-through these next two weeks. “I’m just going to take the confidence I had from the one kick I made and remember what I did good and keep that going, and then the things that I did bad, fix,” Federico said. “I think the biggest thing is just finishing the kick. It’s kind of like golfing when you hit the ball. You’re antsy to look up and see if it went in order or not. I feel like I just need to be more confident in finishing and trusting my mechanics.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GregJohnsonRU. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

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h e Rutgers wrestling team defeated Hofstra 22-21 yesterday in its first dual meet of the season. The win came courtesy of a 1-point tiebreaker. Hofstra started the meet strong, collecting a technical fall and a pin in the first two matches to go up 11-0. Rutgers bounced back with three of four decisions by sophomore 157-pounder Anthony Perroti, redshirt freshman 174-pounder Phillip Bakuckus and senior 184-pounder Daniel Seidenberg to bring the score to 14-9. The decisions were followed by pin falls by sophomore 197-pounder Hayden Hrymack and sophomore heavyweight Billy Smith to bring the score to 21-14. See tomorrow’s issue of The Daily Targum for full coverage.




team failed to get a win in its two matchups this weekend against Southern Methodist and Houston. The Scarlet Knights lost to Houston yesterday for the second time in four sets. Senior defensive specialist Tracy Wright and sophomore defensive specialist Ronnie Komisarek led the Knights’ defense with 18 and 17 digs, respectively. Offensively, sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa led the team with 12 kills and junior outside hitter Sofi Cucuz had 10 kills on an efficient .450 hitting percentage. On Friday, the Knights fell to SMU in straight sets by scores of 22-25, 18-25, and 11-25. It was the second time the two teams met. The previous matchup saw Rutgers fall in four sets. Sophomore middle blocker Mikaela Mathews led the Knights’ defense by nine blocks, and sophomore libero Ali Schroeter by 10 digs. Lassa, who had seven kills, led Rutgers’ offense. Junior setter Nicole Bayer contributed 19 assists. See tomorrow’s issue of The Daily Targum for full coverage.

The Rutgers women’s cross country team placed fifth on Saturday at the AAC Championships. Three top-30 finishes highlighted the meet, headlined by sophomore Paige Senatore, who came in 17th place with a time of 21:33.53. Senior Rashmi Singh placed 28th with a time of 22:14.16 and junior Allison Payenski finished 29th timing 22:18.48. Rutgers finished with a total score of 150 for the championship. The Rutgers men’s cross country team finished sixth in the AAC Championships. Senior Chris Banafato finished first for the Knights and 19th overall with 24:31.28, and junior Chris DeFabio finished 26th with 24:41.98. The Knights scored 147 points for the championship. Both teams continue their season on Nov. 15 at the District II Championships in Bethlehem, Pa. See tomorrow’s issue of The Daily Targum for full coverage.

Sophomore forward Rachel Cole scored the game-winning goal yesterday in the second overtime against Cincinnati. The goal was her second on the season and pushed Rutgers to the tournament semifinals. DENNIS ZURAW / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / OCT. 2013

Golden goal propels RU to semifinals By Tyler Karalewich Staff Writer

Entering its match Sunday, the Rutgers women’s soccer team looked to advance to its first conference tournament semifinal since 2006. Head coach Glenn Crooks looking for his 200th-career victor y was greater incentive. The Knights (13-4-2, 5-3-1) had to cope with the Cincinnati’s (8-11-1, 4-4-1) impressive size, which allows the Bearcats to perform well on set plays. With 17 seconds remaining in the second overtime, sophomore for ward Rachel Cole received the ball 35 yards out and fired a shot for an unassisted golden goal to win the game for Rutgers, 2-1. “Words cannot describe how it felt in that moment to move on as a team,” Cole said. “Our goal is to go on and win the whole thing, so our hard work is paying off. Ever yone was so happy.” It was Cole’s second goal of the season and kept the draw from a penalty kick shootout. The shot was her second of the second overtime, with her other coming a minute prior from the same distance. “I cannot honestly say that I felt her goal coming, but she was definitely on the field for a


reason,” Crooks said. “She had an excellent warm-up before the game and gives us an added dimension from shooting outside.” After a Cincinnati goal late in regulation tied it, the first overtime saw each team find few opportunities to score. The only chance for the Knights came late in the period. Freshman midfielder Madison Tiernan took the ball past midfield and found senior forward Jonelle Filigno in the attacking third. Filigno crossed it to junior for ward Stefanie Scholz to put forth a shot goalkeeper Natalie Smith blocked. The second half proved less opportunistic than the first half for Rutgers’ offense. The Knights outshot the Bearcats in the first, but Cincinnati came out strong and controlled the clock, outshooting the Knights, 9-3, down the stretch. A Rutgers foul in the box in the 79th minute resulted in a Cincinnati penalty kick. Defender Jae Atkinson froze senior goalkeeper Jessica Janosz and went left to find the back of the net and tied the score, 1-1. Cincinnati played balanced throughout the half to keep the score tied. “Cincinnati is a ver y good team, and they have improved

since we last played them,” Crooks said. “We saw that this afternoon, especially in the second half. Their game plan is ver y hard to deal with for 90 minutes.” In the first half, Rutgers stuck to its of fensive plan, as they were able to take quality shots and make the most of their oppor tunities. The Knights outshot the Bearcats, 6-3, and had two shots on goal and five corners. “The first half I was really happy with how we played offensively. We could have had two or three goals on some really quality opportunities,” Crooks said. “Any time in this game if you are unable to connect on that second or third goal, it puts you in a tough spot against a good team like this.” The first opportunity for Rutgers came off the team’s third corner kick in as many offensive possessions. Freshman midfielder Tori Prager took the corner. The ball rattled around and freshman for ward Alison Ryan found Filigno for the first goal in the 13th minute. Ryan, making her first-career start, gained her first point on the assist. Filigno compiled her eighth goal of the season on the play.

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The Knights continued to control the ball in the first half and collect shot opportunities. “Our coaches have been telling us to keep tr ying to get shots and find some opportunities from the outside,” Cole said. Sophomore defender Brianne Reed had her shot blocked off a corner, while Cole had a shot sail off the crossbar — two quality opportunities for Rutgers. The lone shot on goal for the Bearcats came late in the half when defender Callie Taylor broke out for a one-on-one with Janosz. Taylor went left and Janosz reached out to halt the attempt. This victor y propels the Knights to the semifinals, which takes place against Memphis at the neutral site of Central Florida. “We are used to this kind of situation and we were prepared because we work on having to come back in practice and training,” Reed said. “It was so exciting. I had no doubt from the moment we stepped on the field that we were going to win.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, follow Tyler Karalewich on Twitter @TylerKaralewich. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.



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Quote of the Day “We didn’t have any good rhythm, any type of synchronization on offense or defense. I thought we were so jagged.” — Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan on Rutgers’ play Friday against Caldwell

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Sophomore wide receiver Leonte Carroo scores with 35 seconds left to seal Rutgers’ 23-20 victory against Temple. Only cornerback Zamel Johnson covered him after forcing a fourth-and-10 situation, while Temple crowded the box for a blitz. Carroo sits one touchdown from the program’s season record of 10. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Nova completes familiar fade pass for touchdown on fourth and 10 to avoid upset against winless AAC team By Josh Bakan Sports Editor

Junior quarterback Gary Nova throwing a fade to sophomore wide receiver Leonte Carroo on fourth and 10 with time expiring is as predictable as any Rutgers football play call. But apparently, Temple had no clue. As the Owls led the Scarlet Knights, 20-16,

less than a minute away from possibly their first AAC victory, the game’s outlook gave Temple reason for confidence in its plays. The Knights ran a three-wideout set that isolated Carroo on the right, but the Owls single-covered Carroo and prioritized a blitz. Temple pounded the box enough to force a quick throw from Nova. But the completion was easy for Carroo in single coverage as he

scored the touchdown with 35 seconds left in Rutgers’ 23-20 victory. “I’m thinking touchdown,” Carroo said. “I see a guy that’s pressed with my speed, and the techniques that [wide receivers] coach [Matt] Simon teaches me to do when a guy is pressed. I knew I was going to be open.” Carroo scored his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the season against Temple (1-8, 0-5).

He sits one score from the program’s season record, which he could break just with that play alone. Eight of Carroo’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter or overtime. In Rutgers’ (5-3, 2-2) last two High Point Solutions Stadium victories, scoring finalized with that fade. See PLAY on Page 16


Freshman impresses in first-career start at corner By Bradly Derechailo Associate Sports Editor

True freshman cornerback Delon Stephenson stood out on the Rutgers football team’s first defensive series Saturday against Temple. But unlike most instances for the Scarlet Knights secondary, this was for a good reason.

On quar terback P.J. Walker’s first pass attempt, Stephenson dove toward the opposing sideline for an itnterception. It was his first-career pick and the first interception by a Rutgers cornerback since former player Ian Thomas grabbed one in the opener against Fresno State.

“We pretty much knew they were going to run that play,” Stephenson said. “The coaches put me in a great spot to do what I had to do.” While there were mistakes — Stephenson failed to turn his head to locate a touchdown pass in the end zone — his steady play exemplified the secondary’s performance.



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intercepted a pass early in the fourth quarter. The ensuing drive resulted in a touchdown for the Rutgers football team to take a 16-13 lead. The senior linebacker hold two of five Rutgers picks.

Rutgers allowed 203 passing yards, nearly 100 yards less than its 118th-ranking average of 305 per contest. Head coach Kyle Flood said it was just one of many reasons the Knights defense was effective in holding Temple to 20 points. The See corner on Page 15

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