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Pixel perfect Visualization students blend art and science Thomas Storey

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he worlds of science and art are often perceived as conflicting lenses through which people view the world. However, for those involved with A&M’s visualization sciences program, these two ways of interpreting the world work in tandem. Science depends on empirical evidence and rational judgment, while art is more commonly associated with the realms of feelings and emotions — as much of an introspective pursuit as an extrospective exploration. Faculty and students combine

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science and art daily to build and improve an increasingly visual society. “Visualization, for us, includes both the artistic side as well as the science side,” said Tim McLaughlin, head of the Department of Visualization.

Former students from A&M’s Visualization Laboratory — or “Viz Lab” — have gone on to work in computer animation, architecture visualization, graphic design, web design and the video game industry. The department uses digital imagery, computer graphics and design to create visual content and solve visual problems. The department was established in 1988 in anticipation that digital visualization was going to play an important role in digital communication. More than 20 years later, that foresight paid off with in-

novative work solving complex modern visualization problems. “While most majors are worrying about tests, Viz students are dealing with projects,” said Elizabeth Reza, senior visualization studies major. “To be a student in Viz, you really have to be passionate about the projects you are working on.” The emphasis on visualization raises research challenges from the interpretive perspective, McLaughlin said. “Research done on the arSee Visualization on page 5

The editor-in-chief of The Battalion was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning after he lost control of his vehicle. Trevor Stevens, senior English major, suffered a compound fracture in his femur and underwent surgery Monday to set the break. He also suffered fractures in his ankle, lower back and clavicle, which will heal in braces and not require surgery. He is recovering at Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston and will be off his feet for up to eight weeks. Stevens begins physical therapy Tuesday and Stevens will finish the rest of his recovery in Dallas. Stevens said he was driving to Huntsville from College Station on Highway 30 to pick up his cellphone from a friend. He lost control of his truck after he looked down at his radio and slid off the road into a concrete barrier, causing his truck to roll and catch fire. After he noticed the fire, he pulled himself from the truck, crawled back to the highway and flagged down a passing vehicle. He said two men dragged him to safety and called an ambulance. They called 911 and Stevens was flown in the Life Flight air medical transport service to Houston. “God blessed Trev by saving his life and not taking another,” said Mendy Stevens, Trevor’s mother. “He gave Trevor strength and courage to pull himself from his burning vehicle. We can’t say enough of how grateful we are to all the loving people who have sent us texts and emails and calls and mostly prayers.” Stevens remains editor-in-chief of The Battalion and will be answering emails during his recovery. Emails should be directed to editor@thebatt.com. “I’m thankful for all the thoughts and prayers in this difficult time,” Stevens said. “But I have full confidence in The Battalion staff because teamwork makes the dream work.” Staff Report

Military scholars salute fallen soldiers Operation Enduring Freedom casualties recognized in ceremony Camryn Ford

The Battalion Shadowed by the trees and buildings around Rudder Fountain Plaza, Pat Tillman Military Scholars stood at a podium for three hours, naming off fallen war heroes who served and died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Pat Tillman was a professional football player for the Arizona Cardinals prior to the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. The attack signaled the end of his NFL career, and he decided to serve in the Army. Tillman died in 2004 while stationed in Afghanistan. According to the foundation’s website, Tillman’s friends and family created the foundation in 2004 to build a community of scholars dedicated to improving their own lives, the lives of their families, and their country.

Texas A&M currently educates five of the 230 scholarship recipients who have gone through the Tillman Military Scholars program. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 names were listed off during the national roll call of those who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom. “I think last year they read over 6,000 names of soldiers who were killed and it took about eight to nine hours,” said Spc. Chris Cartellone, an archaeology graduate student. Campuses across the nation partake

in the salute to fallen soldiers, but each campus has the option to customize their roll call, Cartellone said. Chief Warrant Officer Eric Metcalf, who is a first-year Tillman Scholar obtaining his master’s degree in wildlife sciences, said there were 27 Aggies who were killed since 9/11, all of whom were represented at the plaza with their names and pictures displayed on posters. Metcalf served in Afghanistan from See Roll Call on page 6

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The A&M men’s basketball team surges past Troy, 83-65. Senior guard Elston Turner scored a careerhigh 26 points and four players breached double digits.

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Ministry brings missionaries to campus

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In the words of Carol Burnett, “I’m so glad we had this time together just to have a laugh or sing a song. It seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time to say so long.” This Tuesday, award-winning actress and best-selling author, Carol Burnett will perform a Q&A segment in Rudder Auditorium, called Laughter and Reflection With Carol Burnett. Carol Burnett is widely known for her on-screen work in The Carol Burnett Show. The show ran for around11 years, received 25 Emmy Awards, and in 2007 was named by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time.” The show was impromptu and included many guest stars such as Lucille Ball, Jimmy Stew-

Volleyball handles SEC foes The A&M men’s basketball team surges past Troy, 83-65. Senior guard Elston Turner scored a careerhigh 26 points and four players breached double digits.

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Carol Burnett, star of “The Carol Burnett Show,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Rudder Theater. art, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and many more A-list movie stars. Anne Black, Executive Director of OPAS, said the Carol Burnett Show was unlike any television performance any audiSee Burnett on page 6

Go! Missions is a two-night conference where students can meet with Christian mission agencies from all over the world. The conference will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Kyle Field and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bryan. Breakaway Ministries has partnered with other local ministries to bring almost 40 mission agencies to the BryanCollege Station area. Louie Giglio will speak during Breakaway on the topic of mission work, and praise band Shane & Shane will lead worship. Lydia Irion, a full-time staff member from Breakaway Min-

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istries, said students are invited to meet with mission agencies starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night before Breakaway and for an hour after Breakaway concludes. Students can meet with agencies again on the second night of the conference and also attend breakout sessions about specific mission trips. Irion said the conference is the largest in the area and offers diverse opportunities. “These programs range from a week trip to a couple years,” Irion said. “They’re in all different parts of the world and some opportunities are in North American urban areas.” Daniel Park, a full-time staff See Missions on page 6

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A&M ransacks Troy, 83-65 Senior Elston Turner provides career-high 26-point effort in win Chandler Smith The Battalion Led by an electric and career-high 26-point performance by senior guard Elston Turner, the A&M men’s basketball team pulled away from Troy, 83-65, Monday at Reed Arena. Even with an elite individual performance present on the hardwood, the Aggies liberally distributed the ball with a total of 21 assists to 29 successful field goals. A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said he was pleased with a coherent team effort. “I’m proud of our team. To have 21 assists means we’re sharing the ball,” Kennedy said. “When you have 21 assists and eight turnovers, you’re going to be in good shape most nights.” Elston Turner aside, three other A&M players pitched in double-digit point totals. Junior transfer Fabyon Harris and senior forward Ray Turner contributed 14 points each. Freshman Alex Caruso delivered the most surprising performance of the evening with 13 points of his own.

Caruso, though only in his second game of true playing time, impacted the game on multiple fronts in addition to direct contributions to the scoreboard. The active freshman hauled in five rebounds, dished out four assists, snatched a steal and blocked a shot in 24 minutes of play. “Coming off the bench, I just try to do whatever the team needs me to do, whether it’s grabbing rebound, throwing a pass to Elston or Fabyon, make a defensive stop, whatever it takes for us to win,” Caruso said. “We have a saying on this team: ‘All in.’ That’s what you’ve got to be to play on this team.” The Aggies would struggle for a short period in the second half, allowing the Trojans to claw within single digits after leading by as many as 19 points. Troy stormed back with a flurry of threes, but Elston Turner would return to cap off a 9-of-14 field goal effort, including a four-of-seven mark from the perimeter. Elston Turner said he realized the Trojans had potential

to make a late-game run. “We knew that they could shoot the ball and we knew they were going to keep shooting,” Turner said. “When they beat Mississippi State they made 10 threes and shot 29 of them. We knew coming into the game that they were going to be firing up threes. They got hot in the second half and made a little run.” In a game in which several freshman would receive significant playing time, the duo of seniors — Elston and Ray Turner — would combine for 40 points. Though freshmen Caruso and six-assist guard J’Mychal Reese contributed helpful efforts, Kennedy said he was impressed by his team’s core of senior leadership. “That’s what seniors are supposed to do,” Kennedy said. “Elston is a coming effect for our young guys when things get rattled a bit. He does a good job of handling the ball and getting everybody in the right spots. It’s Chace Krumholz — THE BATTALION good to have two seniors that Senior guard Elston Turner hit 9-of-14 field goals from the field — including four can play well at times.” three-pointers — to push the Aggies past Troy.

Volleyball sweeps weekend slate Michael Rodriguez The Battalion If there is one thing to be said about head coach Laurie Corbelli’s club it’s that the A&M volleyball team never quits. That showing was in full display as the Aggies pulled away from the weekend with victories against Auburn and Georgia, maintaining their hold of first place in the SEC West. The Aggies defeated the Tigers 3-1, but had to go all five sets after being down 2-0 to the Bulldogs to rally for a 3-2 victory. “We are really thrilled that we were able to come back after being down two sets,” Corbelli said. “It’s the first time this season that we have been challenged in that way against an opponent that just couldn’t miss. All weekend we talked about playing really gutsy, and we had to do that to win this one.” Before the Aggies could reach Sunday afternoon, they had to face an Auburn team, who just the week before defeated the then co-SEC

West leader Arkansas. A&M for the most part had to fight their way back using the superb game from senior opposite Alisia Kastmo who finished the game tying match-high 17 kills. The Aggies led the match two games to none, but in the third game, the Aggies found themselves in a role reversal as they jumped ahead to a 8-1 lead only to see Auburn fight their way back and take the game 25-22. In the next game however, the Aggies weren’t going to let the match slip away as they used key kills by senior middle blocker Lindsey Miller and junior setter Allie Sawatzky to take the fourth game for the A&M victory. For the 14th season in Corbelli’s 20-year tenure, the Aggies have managed to win 20 or more victories in the season. “In a high-level Division I to get 20 wins, I’m really proud of that,” Corbelli said. “We worked really hard for it. The team worked incredibly hard. They are so committed and disciplined that to get that

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The Aggies maintained their grasp of first place in the SEC West after putting away SEC foes Auburn and Georgia. 20th win, I feel like I can just let out a big sigh. I’m really proud, and it’s really cool.” This may have become a little too cool for comfort as the Aggies then went against the Georgia Bulldogs and the match turned out to be a legitimate dogfight. The Aggies were shell-shocked in the first game as the Bulldogs outhit the Aggies .406-1.36 in the first game, opening the biggest lead in the match going up 2415. The Aggies simply were out gunned in the first game, falling 25-15.

The next game had the same result as the Bulldogs wouldn’t let up on the Aggies even when the Aggies cut the lead 23-21. A&M would drop the second set 25-23 heading into the much-needed break. “We could see from the numbers but also from the looks of things, our outsides were struggling,” Corbelli said. “Just having a lot of the senior leadership on the court, they have been through that scenario before where they needed to make changes. They can make them because they’ve been there.” Once the break ended, the Aggies

went off on one of the most important rallies of the season. From the starters to the role players coming off the bench, the Aggies — behind the leadership of Kastmo and junior outside hitter Ashley Vrana — managed to open a 2-3 lead in the third set and would not look back. The Aggies clawed back to tie the match at two games apiece and in the fifth and deciding set, the Aggies opened a 9-6 lead after a kill by Sawatzky followed by an ace served by senior libero Megan Pendergast. Freshman middle blocker Shelby Sullivan completed the comeback as she used her career-high eighth kill to seal the victory for A&M. “The players that came off the bench really turned it around for us,” Corbelli said. “They’ve been chomping at the bit to get on the court and they have been doing some wonderful things in practice. The opportunity came one-by-one to get them out there and let them do their thing.” The Aggies return to Reed Arena with a 21-5 (12-4) record riding a six-game win streak. It will be senior night, as the Aggies will play their final regular season home match against the Missouri Tigers.

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Two-wheeled assassins Wilson Macha: Traffic laws apply to cyclists, not just drivers

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(Top) Texas A&M Transportation Services provides bikes for lease to students and faculty. (Bottom) Ryan Pulido, freshman general studies major, rides his bike on the way to class.

Bike-lease program eases transit How to lease

Chris Scoggins Special to The Battalion For some students, the challenge posed by traversing the 5,200 acres that make up A&M’s campus is a difficult one, a challenge that Transportation Services is willing to handle. Transportation Services was recently named 2012 Innovative Organization of the Year by the National Parking Association and since early October, transportation service’s Borrow-a-Bike program has allowed students to lease a bike for a short period of time, and is available to any student or University employee who needs a bike for the day. “One of the reasons that we are doing this is to become a more bikefriendly campus,� said June Broughton, marketing and communications manager at Transportation Services. Broughton also said the program was implemented to give transportation options to students who come to college without a vehicle. The Borrow-a-Bike program is facilitated in part through Transportation Service’s partnership with MaroonBikes. The program gives students and faculty the opportunity to lease a bike to see if it is an alternative that will work for them, without having to pay for a longterm lease. “Existing resources are being used to operate the Borrow-a-Bike program,� said Ron Steedly, alternative transportation manager with Transportation Services.

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◗ A transportation services representative will review the bike with the lessee. ◗ Bike is due back by 10 a.m. the following morning. returning a bike after the 10 a.m. deadline, but Broughton said if the program continues to be successful, more bikes will be added and the rental duration will be evaluated to determine if fees need to be imposed for late returns. While the bikes don’t have a late fee penalty at this time, Broughton said students and faculty should ensure the bikes are brought back in good condition. “We ask the Aggie community members that use the program to be conscientious about bringing back the bike in the same condition as when it was borrowed,� Broughton said. “We would certainly consider circumstances should an accident occur.� In addition to providing an alternative method of transportation for students and faculty, the bikes also help some students and faculty accomplish other goals. “I believe in eco-friendly transportation and healthy living,� said Justin DeSola, customer service representative with Transportation Services. “Riding a bike accomplishes both goals.�

“MaroonBikes provided the bikes at no cost to the University, so no student fees were committed to this program.� For many students and faculty members, the bikes provide alternative transportation. “Because the bus time is not so frequent, for me its more convenient,� said Jack Yao, sophomore mathematics major. “It’s easy, it’s free and I can use it.� To lease a bike, students or faculty can visit Koldus 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Once there, the lessee will go over the features of the bike with a transportation services representative and be able to lease the bike for the day with the condition that they have the bike back by 10 a.m. the following morning. There is not yet a penalty for

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or some, a bicycle is an efficient way to navigate campus. Others seem to find themselves on the wrong side of the handlebars.

Bicycle safety has been thrown out the window at Texas A&M because of illequipped riders breaking every imaginable law with no regard for those around them. The irony here is that not only are these riders putting other pedestrians and bike riders in danger, but also themselves. Riding at night without a light and riding on the wrong side of the road are not ways to promote longevity. Riding a bike on campus has the same rules as riding a bike anywhere, which are the same as driving a car. However, simple things like stopping at stop signs, driving on the right side of the road, having lights on at night and giving pedestrians the right of way have gone by the wayside. I believe that it is nearly impossible to talk to any student on campus and discover that they have not been involved in a bicycle accident, or at least had a scare. Although some of these incidents are highly probable due to the sheer mass of people walking between classes, the numbers could be decreased if these two-wheeled assassins would learn to follow the rules and ride safely. It may seem as though I think cyclists are the scourge of the University, which is not the case. I ride my bicycle on campus every day, but I think this makes me more aware of the disregard people have for the laws. I rarely go a day without having a near miss with someone on the wrong side of the road. Though it is up to the individual to follow the rules. There are several locations on campus with poor road signs that make it difficult to submit to the law. It is a one-way street in front of Blocker. The problem is that it is not marked

until halfway down the street. The lack of safety is one issue. The other is that police have given cyclists tickets for riding on the wrong side of the road. Solving this problem is not a difficult task. One simply needs to put a sign further up the street to deter the would-be law breakers. Two other problem areas are the bus stops in front of the MSC and the tunnel leading to West Campus by Kyle Field. The bus stop area at the MSC is set up like a boulevard with both sides going one way. There should be a bike lane put in one of those roads to give the cyclists a faster way to get through. The tunnel, unlike the previous problem areas, is not an administrative error, but an individual problem. Riders are often on the wrong side of the road and pedestrians are commonly walking in the bike lanes. This combined with the downhill sections of the tunnel make a recipe for disaster. Solving this problem is up to the people who traverse the area. All it would take is following the rules. The bike laws are not put in place to inconvenience people, but to keep them safe. I have never once found that the laws have taken me too far out of my way and even if they did it would just mean a longer bike ride, which could turn out to be an enjoyable endeavor. Through this piece, I merely ask my fellow Aggies to follow the rules of the road, if not for your own safety, then for the safety of others. Wilson Macha is a junior international studies major and special to The Battalion.

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tistic side is more exhibition, where we’re not gathering quantitative information,” McLaughlin said. “We’re actually exploring the use of visual imagery and allowing the viewer to be affected by that imagery. That could be anything from a painting, to an interactive environment, to multisensory investigations, to evolutionary art. I consider that research.” In addition to the artistic pursuits, the discipline also utilizes computer science and human-computer interface engineering research. “We have research into the use of alternative immersive display systems,” McLaughlin said. “Looking at immersive display systems and whether or not a fully realized, seamless screen system is more effective than a system that is composed of many commodity sized screens, like televisions with very thin borders.” Ergun Akleman, another

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visualization professor, focuses his research on modeling 3-D surfaces in ways that were previously mathematically difficult, such as woven surfaces, knots or other shapes that are topologically complex. “It is more like art [today],” Ergun said. “Outside of computer graphics … in the future, we can build the stuff like this. It’s not necessarily functional, but the theoretical result is interesting. You may find a very practical function.” No matter where a particular research project at the Visualization Lab lands on the art-science continuum, there is always a heavy emphasis on the visual result of that research. “It’s rare that we see a student project or a faculty member’s research publicly exhibited where it doesn’t have a very strong visual component,” McLaughlin said. The way the results of research are judged is distinctly qualitative and visual. For instance, if a researcher at the lab is developing a new al-

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positively contrasting A&M’s engineering and agricultural reputation. “It’s nice to see the occasional art installation from the Viz Department on campus,” Reza said. “It really shows that this school has an artistic side as opposed to strictly technical.” This passion has direct applications in the real world, ultimately benefitting students and the University. “It take’s A&M’s technical skills and applies it to animation, games and graphic designs. That’s why places like Pixar and EA take notice,” said Katherine Farley, senior visualization studies major. “The art element allows the University to expand in ways it never could before.”

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ence has ever seen. “You will never see a show like that on television again because it would be cost prohibitive,� Black said. “Many big name stars were on every show. It was a weekly show, with a huge orchestra, and you don’t see that on television anymore.� Black said the format of the performance will be similar to that of the beginning of Burnett’s 1960s television show. “She opened her television show each week with a discussion. The first 15 minutes of her show were people in the audience asking her questions. That is the format,� Black said. “We will have 12 or more microphones out in the audience for people to ask questions. There will also be film clips of some of her best

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member from Breakaway Ministries, said the purpose of the conference is to enlighten students about mission work. “It is a night where we try to open students’ eyes to different needs around the world and urge them to take the gospel to every country and around America,� Park said. “The purpose is for more and more students

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shows. It is an opportunity to look back and see what the show was like.� Gentry Leonard, Director of Auditorium Operations, said Carol Burnett’s performances transcend time and are passed down through generations. “There is more of an essence of comedy in her performances than in most modern-day comedians. There is a certain wit. She appeals to a wide range of audiences. There are people that grew up watching her and their kids , who are familiar with the show�, said Leonard. Carol Burnett has achieved many honors throughout her career. She has won twelve People’s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, the Peabody Award for “Friendly Fire,� and the Ace Award for “Between Friends� with

Elizabeth Taylor. She has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is a Kennedy Center honoree. She has also been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Her “Went With The Wind� segment , on the Carol Burnett Show, a parody of Gone With The Wind, is acknowledged in the Top 10 greatest moments in television history. Stephen Dawkins, Chair of The OPAS Student Committee, said Carol Burnett was a ground-breaking actress in the genre of women’s comedy. “Carol Burnett is one of the queens of comedy. She is a comedy legend. It is the jokes and the entertainment that is timeless,� Dawkins said. “She is the foundation for women in comedy. Everybody can really appreciate something like that.�

to take the gospel all around the world, whether that be in College Station and Bryan or as far as East Asia.� Park said agencies are excited to come to A&M because there are more missionaries coming from Texas A&M than from any other school in the U.S. Katy Bardin, senior interdisciplinary studies major, attended past conferences and said it is an eye opening experience. “If you are interested in

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