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Business seniors from the Price College of Business pose for a photo in Segovia, Spain. The students are currently in Spain as part of a four-week college-sponsored trip.
Students who spend the summer overseas have the opportunity to combine both fun and education while earning credits toward their degrees. Many of the colleges on OU’s campus offer their students unique opportunities during the summer to study abroad while still taking major-specific classes. This summer, OU students will travel to Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain among other countries through programs in their colleges. Price College of Business students have the choice of participating in five study-abroad programs, said Ana Bolino, international programs coordinator. During these programs, Bolino said in an e-mail, students will attend classes Monday through Thursday and tour local companies such as the Toys “R” Us European subsidiary, Michelin Corporate Headquarters and British Petroleum (BP). As these programs are offered through the business college, “students do not have to be concerned about transferring
“Students [on a college-sponsored trip] do not have to be concerned about transferring credits and worry whether classes count toward their business degrees.” ANA BOLINO, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR credits and worry whether classes count toward their business degrees,” Bolino said. Through the trip, students will have opportunities to visit museums and be introduced to local cultures, she said. Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is sending two students to participate in SPICE — Summer Program in Communications Erfurt — in Erfurt, Germany, said Katerina Tsetsura, associate professor of strategic communications and public relations. The communications program includes a one-week trip to Berlin to visit media and public relations companies, she said.
OMG, no more txtn? Okla may ban teen drivers’ cell-phone use Lawmaker’s attempt to ban cell-phone use for drivers of all ages falls through CASEY WILSON The Oklahoma Daily
Teens who text while driving may soon be breaking the law in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 1908 would prohibit any driver 18 years and younger who has a learner’s permit or an intermediate driver’s license from using a hand-held electronic device to talk or text while the car is in motion. If a driver is found to be “distracted,” they may be pulled over and given a citation. The bill passed the Senate and House and will become law if signed by the governor. Rep. Sue Tibbs, R- Tulsa, author of the bill, said young drivers need to focus on driving and learning how to be a good driver instead of talking to friends and potentially endangering their lives or the lives of others. “Considering the fact that we’re talking about 3,000
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pounds of metal traveling at 40 to 75 miles per hour on autopilot, it’s clearly dangerous to have teens texting while driving,” Tibbs said. “It’s a dangerous situation that could lead to tragedy.”
Drivers know they should not text and drive, but do it anyway because there is no big penalty for when they get caught doing so, Rep. Danny Morgan, D-Prague, said. “These are new drivers; they need to have both eyes focused on the road ahead, not on a cell phone screen,” said Morgan, who co-authored the bill. Violation of Senate Bill 1908 would result in the suspension of the driver’s license, payment of court costs and ticket fees, according to the bill. Morgan said he was somewhat disappointed by the elimination of provisions from the bill in banning all drivers from texting while driving, but is pleased of this step toward it. “The evidence on texting while driving is so compelling that virtually everyone who is involved in highway safety or law enforcement has now endorsed a complete ban on texting while driving, and that includes everyone from AAA to the Department of Public Safety,” Morgan said. “This bill is a good start, and hopefully we will be able to complete the job in the next session.”
OUHSC scientists seek vaccine that may prevent HIV, cancer SPENCER POPP The Oklahoma Daily
Examining different parts of the immune system, OU Health Sciences Center and Washington University in St. Louis researchers are creating a new vaccine using a protein instead of creating antibodies. Using T-cells in the immune system, the T-cell vaccine can potentially treat and prevent applications for cancer, tuberculosis, HIV and several other viral diseases, according to a press release WILLIAM from OUHSC. HILDEBRAND “No one has ever done this with a T-cell vaccine, so we’re learning; but now we are starting to get some traction. We are finding that a T-cell vaccine can work,” said William Hildebrand, the lead researcher on the project and microbiology and immunology professor.
Until now, vaccines have focused on generating antibodies in the immune system to prevent illness. Over time, the dependence on antibodies has prompted some viruses to evolve past the antibody immunity, lessening the effective of the vaccine to some viruses, according to the press release. To develop the vaccine, Hildebrand and his team began by determining how the immune system distinguishes between a virus-infected or cancerous cell and a healthy cell. “What are T-cells using to discriminate the healthy cell from a diseased cell? That is what we want to know in my lab,” he said. Unlike antibody vaccines, a T-cell vaccine would be able to activate another arm of the immune system to target a specific virus in the body and kill it, as they are responsible with killing virus-infected cells in the body.
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PARK WALK AIMS TO GET PEOPLE MOVING, HEALTHY A 5K walk to encourage people to get active will be held Saturday morning at Andrews Park and Legacy Trail in Norman. The “First-Time 5K Walk” is a free event to raise public awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, said Shelley Lombardi, a Weight Watchers ambassador. The non-competitive walk is sponsored by Healthy Community, City of Norman Parks and Recreation, and Weight Watchers. This is the second year Norman is hosting the event. “We support the efforts to be healthy, and walking is one of the easiest ways to do so,” Lombardi said. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Andrews building. FREE — ADDITIONAL COPIES 25¢
The paved path allows easy maneuvering of strollers and has minimal elevation for walkers, Lombardi said. The walk is free to anyone interested, and pets are welcome, Lombardi said. “There will be water stations set up for people and pets,” she said. Before the walk begins, warm-up exercises and stretching activities will be held. Door prizes including T-shirts, water bottles and hats, and Westwood swim park pass will be up for grabs, Lombardi said. “We just want to encourage people to get out there and move more,” she said. “It’s an easy and fun way to get people motivated.” — Ashley Horning/The Daily
This radar image from May 10 shows storm activity east of Lake Thunderbird.
Meteorologists use May 10 data to track tornadogenesis TROY WEATHERFORD The Oklahoma Daily
For most, the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma on May 10 were a fright, but for Robert Palmer, director of OU’s Atmospheric Radar Research Center, they were an opportunity to study. The tornadoes caused nearly $13 million in damages, but also provided unprecedented high-resolution data that Palmer’s team is currently processing and preparing for distribution. Palmer said the close proximity of the tornadoes to the OU radar allowed for fine details of the storms to be seen. “We’re lucky because we can finally see details of storms ... and it’s because it’s really close to the radar, which is pure luck,” Palmer said. The polarimetric radar being used at OU is unique because unlike most radar
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that only transmit horizontal waves, the polarimetric radar transmits both vertical and horizontal waves, Palmer said. “You can see what type of [precipitation] it is by using polarimetric radar,” Palmer said. “The only way to do it before was to measure on the ground with a gauge and it was very cumbersome because it required many gauges on the ground.” PRIME (Polarimetric Radar for Innovations in Meteorology and Engineering) was completed in January 2009 and is the highest-resolution polarimetric radar in the U.S. Palmer said data would be used to improve knowledge of the tornadogenesis, the meteorological term to describe the origin of tornadoes. The data will also be used to improve computer programs that detect severe weather. “It’s sort of the Holy Grail of tornado research,” he said.
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10 things to do during summer As May Intersession comes to an end, there are many students who are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Summertime is officially almost here. In honor of this much-appreciated downtime, here’s a list of some of the best ways for college students to enjoy his or her free time.
camp out with total strangers and get a front row ticket to several concerts at once. Definitely a must for anyone who considers themselves a connoisseur of music. 6. Rekindle old friendships.
Whether it’s your estranged roommate or someone you haven’t seen since high school graduation, take a step back 10. Get a job for fun. Yes, I unfrom Facebook and arrange derstand employment is an actual meeting face to face. LAUREN Go out and do what you used probably not many people’s ABRAM to together and remind youridea of a good time, but why not fulfill your natural curiosiself why you were even friends ty of working at a nearby snow in the first place. There’s nothcone stand or driving an ice cream ing more fulfilling than re-uniting truck while earning a few extra bucks? with one of your bros or, for females, to Please, no perverts, though. take it back old school and talk on the phone for hours. 9. Get in shape. With highs now in the 90s, there’s no excuse not to get up 5. Organize a movie night. Gather up and get outside to devote a little time your nearest and dearest, pull out the to some physical activity. From tennis popcorn and turn the lights down to parkour, there’s always something low. Watching movies is one of the to keep you moving. Need motivation? cheapest ways to get all your friends Make it a group event and later cool together and still have a good time. down at the pool and relish in your The only time and money involved is new beach body. going to Blockbuster or Family Video and deciding whether to geek out 8. Volunteer. If you’re lucky enough not with a book-turned-film marathon or to have to work or not up to par with settle for classic college flicks. Either athletics, you could always devote a way, you’re guaranteed to have a good little free time to helping where it’s time. The best part? Actually watching needed. There are so many opportu- the movie is entirely optional. nities for anyone to get involved, and while it may not supply you with cash, 4. Go on a road trip. Even if your desit will give you some pretty sweet refer- tination is unclear, it’s good to round ences to add to your résumé. up two or three of your closest friends and hit the road. Not only does it give 7. Attend a music festival. What started you that much needed vacation, but it out as an outlet for teenagers and col- also gives you the chance to go out and lege students to get away has now pro- have those crazy experiences you’ll be gressed to some of the biggest events telling everyone about in the fall. I do of the year. By shelling out $50 to $300, warn you, though, that if for some reayou could get away for a week to go son you and your entourage end up
in Vegas, please remember that tigers love pepper. 3. Don’t get a DUI. What’s summertime without knocking back a few beers at the pool or grabbing a few drinks on Campus Corner? This is all in good fun, however, there’s always someone that takes it a bit too far and chooses to drive, despite their intoxication. Lo and behold, either Norman Police or OUPD will find them and the rest of their summer will be filled with lawyers, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and court payments. 2. Grill at the pool. This is simply a no brainer for Normanites: Don’t think, just do. Meet new people in the hot tub, play water volleyball with friends and eat a hearty meal for once. 1. Act like a kid again. This one should be a no-brainer, but with all the heavy books, countless study guides and mathematic formulas, it’s easy to see how we’ve forgotten how to relax and have fun. For cheap fun, head to Andy Alligator’s or Perfect Swing in order to cannonball into the ball pit or live the dream at the batting cages. If you’re insecure about acting half your age in public, stay home and watch cartoons or show off your badass Guitar Hero skills.
There are countless other things to do in these few short months, but this list just goes to show that you shouldn’t let the fact that you’re still in Norman keep you from having the summer that would make even the owners of National Lampoon jealous. Lauren Abram is a broadcast journalism senior.
DON’T REFUSE OTHERS THEIR RIGHT TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY Last week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevents gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from openly serving in the U.S. military. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to repeal it as well. Next, the Senate will vote. But even if the Senate passes it, nothing will change until the Pentagon completes its study on Dec. 1. It’ll be on this day that America finds out if we are ready to let gay people fight for our country. If feels almost absurd that the previous sentence was just typed. Why is it that we bar people from serving in our military if they are willing to die for our country? Because they are gay? What do DADT proponents assume, that gay men and women will want nothing but sex any time, any place, at any cost? Yes, they do. According to Maj. Gen. Rick Goddard (ret.), who is on the board of directors of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, “Gay men in particular exhibit an appetite for anonymous sex with many partners. Traditional base gathering places — libraries, theaters, bowling alleys, gyms and athletic fields where both active-duty and military dependents frequent — become targets of opportunity.” If it dumbfounding that people are basing their opinions of DADT off terrible and false stereotypes. Do they really believe that gay men and women want nothing but sex? Do they believe gay men and women will ignore their military duties? Because if so, they need to look no further than their straight counterparts for that. Remember the Guantanamo sex scandal in 2005? What about the Air Force Academy sex scandal in 2003? Or what about The Tailhook scandal in 1991? There is no solid evidence that allowing gay people to openly serve in the military will adversely affect it. DADT costs tax payers millions of dollars each year from the costs of gay investigations and discharges, then training their replacements, according to the Government Accountability Office. Wars are already costing Americans billions of dollars just to fight them. To use money to discharge someone that does not need discharged is a waste. In the end, DADT needs to end. There are soldiers who take on multiple tours in wars because the army does not have enough soldiers to ease current soldiers’ burdens. If someone is willing to die for our freedoms, shouldn’t we let them do that despite their sexual preference? Don’t let the ignorant stereotypes fool you.
SOONERS SEEK RETURN TO SUPER REGIONAL OU is 18-10 when playing host to NCAA regionals
April 24, when the Sooners defeated Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, to begin their season-ending hot streak. During that span, OU has outscored its RICKY LY opponents 192-89. The Oklahoma Daily Sophomore third baseman Garrett Buechele said playing in regionals at The No. 11 OU baseball team looks home was one of the payoffs of a sucto continue its hot streak when the cessful regular season. Sooners open play in NCAA regional “It’s one of the goals we set it out at action beginning Friday. the beginning of the year,” he said. “It’s The No. 1-seeded Sooners (44-15), just really nice to see us accomplish who had their eight-game win streak it.” snapped in their second game of the The Sooners are 22-6 overall in Big 12 Championship, will take on Norman, with three of the losses comin-state rival Oral Roberts (35-25) at 1 ing to No. 2 national seed Texas. p.m. in the opening O ra l R o b e r t s i s game of the Norman coming off its 13thRegional at L. Dale “We are playing our best consecutive Summit Mitchell Baseball baseball of the year.” League tournament Park. title, the third-longest The game between streak of conference the Sooners and the HEAD COACH SUNNY GOLLOWAY championships in No. 4-seeded Golden NCAA history. Eagles will be folThe Golden Eagles lowed by No. 2-seed Cal (29-23) taking will be led by junior shortstop Tyler on No. 3-seed North Carolina (36-20) Saladino, who was named the conferin the night game at 7 p.m. ence Player of the Year and Newcomer OU is making its 33rd appearance in of the Year in his first season at ORU. the NCAA tournament, and fifth under Saladino finished the regular seahead coach Sunny Golloway. son batting .388 overall with 17 home “We are playing our best baseball of runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases. In 28 the year,” Golloway said. “After the Big Summit League games, Saladino hit 12 Tournament, winning two out of a league-best .491 while collecting at three, we treated that just like a Big 12 least one hit in every game. weekend. We called it a success.” The winner of the Norman Regional “We were disappointed not to play will move on to face the winner of the in the championship game this year, Charlottesville, Va., Regional, which but that’s just how it fell this year.” features Virginia Commonwealth, Ole OU has won nine of its last 10 games, Miss, St. John’s and No. 5 national seed with its only loss coming to Baylor in Virginia. round-robin action during the conferThe Super Regional matchup will ence tournament on May 28. be held June 11-14 at an undecided The Sooners are also 17-4 since location.
NORMAN NCAA BASEBALL REGIONAL SCHEDULE Friday • Game 1: OU vs. Oral Roberts, 1 p.m. • Game 2: Cal vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. ELI HULL/THE DAILY
Sophomore catcher Tyler Ogle (35) and ball boy Callen congratulate sophomore third baseman Garrett Buechele (38) after his second home run during the Sooners’ 13-2 rout of the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. The Sooners hit the diamond Friday at 1 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park when they host Oral Roberts University in the opening game of the NCAA Norman Regional.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010 GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Some minor setbacks you might experience early on shouldnâ€™t do much to inhibit you from accomplishing your goals. Treat them as a nuisance you can easily toss aside.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Before offering any unnecessary concessions when closing a deal, find out just how strong your position is in the first place. You might be surprised at where you stand.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Donâ€™t be stubborn about holding onto certain ideas or concepts which have proven to be unworthy. Once you loosen your grip on them, everything else will come easier.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Something that gave you trouble and angered you yesterday may still be on your mind. However, to your credit, youâ€™ll treat it philosophically and continue forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Properly managed, certain developments that have had a negative influence on your material security could become benefits instead. Check things out to see how you can turn them around.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Offer your friends advice, not funds, if any requests are made of you. Chances are youâ€™ll have some ideas as to how they can earn what they need in ways that wonâ€™t be difficult at all.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Youâ€™ll be able to make a partnership far more harmonious for yourself by moderating the very circumstances that have been at the core of the trouble. Donâ€™t hold back.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Profit from something you may learn about handling a delicate friendship. Once you understand the sensitivity involved, it isnâ€™t likely youâ€™ll ever repeat that mistake again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- As long as you do not scatter your forces and dilute your advantages, an objective that has been your primary target could at last be attained. Make this your primary goal.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The last thing you might expect is to have someone reciprocate a favor you did for him/her at great inconvenience. However, this might be the happy case for.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Because both you and a friend are inclined to forgive and forget, it should be easy for you to resolve a recent misunderstanding. Be the first to offer the hand of friendship.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You might start your day feeling a bit tense and withdrawn, but once you get with friends, relax and enjoy yourself; these emotions will completely disappear.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
SPIRIT OF AMERICAN TRAVEL CAPTURED IN EXHIBIT HELEN DI-RENZO GRANT The Oklahoma Daily
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art invites the public to take a trip down memory lane with its newest exhibit, “Wanderlust: Travel and American Photography.” “Wanderlust” presents photography as a window into the world of American travel culture. It features American highways, interstates and back roads as experienced by those who travel them. The visual travelogue examines the attraction of places, people and things found on the road. Curator Mark White said the museum wanted to focus on providing an exhibition that featured fine art photography. “We’re interested in doing a photography exhibit because we’ve tried to make photography part of our regular exhibition
schedule,” White said. “We wanted to organize an exhibit from our permanent collection, and in doing so, we looked to what our resources were and one of the aspects of the exhibition, a portfolio called ‘American Roads.’ We really wanted to build an exhibition around that, so we came up with the idea of travel and American photography.” The ubiquitous family vacations and the road trips they inspire are synonymous with summer vacations, according to the museum’s exhibition schedule. The exhibition aims to examine the role highways and interstates have played in the migratory desires of the American people. “Almost all the photographs in this exhibit share this interest in, ‘What is American culture’,” White said. “So in that regard, they often look to the eclectic, the commercial,
“What this exhibit helps to do is to explore that desire to move, to be free, to explore that is somehow inherent in our character as a nation.” MARK WHITE, CURATOR OF FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART the tourist and so you see a lot of that. But I would say in part that’s a product of the American road.” The section by James Stock contains iconic images from the “James Dean: A Memorial Portfolio,” but one photographer, Berenice Abbott, has work that wasn’t published until after her death. These photographs are not very well known and are still gaining exposure, White said. “This exhibit is important because it offers a sense of shared experience,” he said. “As Americans, we all travel. We all go on
summer vacations; we all leave our homes to move somewhere else. We’re still a very migratory culture, I would say in most cases. And so what this exhibit helps to do is to explore that desire to move, to be free, to explore that is somehow inherent in our character as a nation.” White said his lecture Friday explores not just the work in the collection but the idea of the travelogue across many mediums. White’s lecture starts at 6 p.m. Friday. Following the lecture, the museum will host a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
NEW MARIO GAME FOR WII A ‘GALAXY’ OF FUN
BAD MOVIES MAKE SUMMER’S GUILTY PLEASURE LIST Not too many people remember or care the feel of the Dr. Seuss book, which was about the 2003 film “The Cat in the Hat,” suppose to teach children about responsimainly because it was a horrible excuse of a bility through the Cat. Instead, it made the Cat seem like a home invader whose sole movie and an insult to the great Dr. Seuss. intention was to corrupt little Three years after the “Grinch” Dakota Fanning and her chubby movie made a crap-ton of money, brother, with his bad jokes and some big Hollywood exec thought stupid car, the Super Luxurious it might be a good idea to repeat Omni-directional Whatchamajigger, the same feat with the most aka S.L.O.W. (formally the beloved Dr. Seuss book of all time, Super Hydraulic Instantaneous “The Cat in the Hat.” Transporter). Classy. Except this time, instead of Funny enough, this is one of making it a children’s movie, it my favorite movies of all time, would also be aimed at old fans OSIZIMETE not because of how bad it is, but who grew tired of Dr. Seuss makAKEN’OVA because of all the superficial ing up words when he couldn’t find things they added to the film to words that rhymed. So bring on the double entendres, castration and poop jokes make it “adult-friendly.” I fell for it all. Yep, because we want to reap your childhood for they got me. Like most people, I detest Hollywood for ruining their favorite novels cold hard cash. Fortunately, the movie tanked. It ruined and, in this case children’s books, when
they make them big budget movie. But in my case, I’d never read the Dr. Seuss book and when I did, I liked the movie better. Mike Myers’ role as The Cat is the best thing he’s done since “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” He delivers his jokes, musical numbers and uncatlike mannerisms like Robin Williams (minus the buckets of sweat and the in-your-face-crack-addict thing). Myers is the film’s guiding force and the pivotal piece to the puzzle that is this cinematic masterpiece to which naysayers refuse to give credit. OK, that’s a little too much. I know it was a crappy film that sold your childhood into slavery after killing its parents, but I don’t care. I like it. That’s my well-rehearsed defense of this movie. If you don’t like it, then, I don’t know, don’t watch it. - Osizimete Aken’ova is a film and video studies senior.
If you’re flying a giant version of your head through the universe, you either have a huge ego or are a certain mustachioed plumber. Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Nintendo’s Wii is the latest adventure of the world’s most famous video game character, and should appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. The story is more or less the same as every other Mario game: Princess Peach invites Mario to the castle, Bowser kidnaps Peach and Mario has to go save her. The core gameplay itself is quite impressive. Controls are done using the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, using the stick on the Nunchuk to move and the Wiimote for various motionbased controls. The motion controls will take some getting used to, but they are remarkably easy to pick up. Shaking the Wiimote makes Mario spin, and pointing the cursor at the screen allows Mario to pick up
Star Bits that are out of reach, which are used to feed Hungry Lumas (star people) and unlock more galaxies. Mario is not alone in his quest to save Peach and defeat Bowser, though. Yoshi plays an integral part in “Galaxy 2.” Luigi also can be played in certain levels instead of Mario. This does little to change the mechanics of the game, but is amusing nonetheless. “Galaxy 2” represents what the Wii is truly capable of. The graphics still aren’t on par with the 360 or PS3, and some of the platforming can prove to be tedious, but above all else, the game is fun. - AJ Lansdale is a professional writing junior.