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Office break-in reported A shattered window was  discovered Monday, but  nothing valuable was taken. By rEBEka Baltazar Contributor to The Shorthorn

University Police are investigating Sunday’s break-in of the Alumni Association office at 841 W. Mitchell St. A computer tower, keyboard and monitor inside the office were moved but were not taken, said Assistant Police Chief Ricardo Gomez. A box of scissors was missing, but police are not sure why the equipment was not taken.

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The Alumni Association office was broken into Sunday. University  Police say a box of scissors was  stolen.

McNair deadline moved The extension to Monday  is for those who found out  about the program late. By DEBorah thrElkElD The Shorthorn staff

Students have three more days to apply for the McNair Scholars Program, as the deadline has been extended to Monday. Program assistant director

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Kevin Dela Rosa stood anxiously, curious to see the next part of the magic show. There were no bunnies in hats or women being sawed in half, only some Styrofoam peanuts and basic chemicals. The show was one of several exhibits during Science Week’s first Science Showcase, held Wednesday on the University Center mall. As the student workers dealt with complications, some spectators got restless. Dela Rosa, a computer science and physics junior, saw smoke and went to investigate. Growing impatient, he began to eye the lunch line.

Joan Reinhardt said there were students who needed more time to put together the application package. “We have some students that did not find out about the program until it was too late, and they were having difficulty getting the application package together,” she said. “Students have conveyed that they are trying to get the information, but they cannot meet the

deadline.” Students must fill out a four-page application, write an essay, obtain two letters of recommendation from professors, order transcripts and, in some cases, provide personal financial information. Interdisciplinary studies junior Junichi Lockett said he did not know about the program. “I found out about two weeks ago,” he said. “Also, Dr.

Reinhardt came to our NAACP meeting on Oct. 23 to tell us about the program.” It took Lockett about a week and a half to put together his application package. Reinhardt said she visited student groups and organizations to get the word out that the application process had started. MCnAir continues on page 4

“They weren’t able to finish the deed for one reason or another,” Gomez said. Association executive director Christina Cobb discovered a window shattered by a large rock at 4:30 p.m. Monday and immediately contacted police. “No one was hurt, so we feel very fortunate,” she said. “The police were very thorough. They took photographs, dusted for fingerprints and did interviews.” Gomez said University Police lifted fingerprints from the computer equipment and hope they will lead to a suspect. Test results are pending. The crime prevention team has also recommended ways to prevent other incidents. “We currently have an alarm system. We are working closely with the Physical Plant and the police to add more preventative measures,” Cobb said. Police have recommended a glass breakage sensor, motion sensor alarm and increased lighting for the back of the building. Police do not have any suspects and are treating the incident as a burglary. The Shorthorn: Dominic Bracco

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broadcast news senior Toccara Terrell performs the Sade song “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” on Wednesday at AlphaApollo Night at the University  Center Rosebud Theatre. The event was put on by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. 

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“I think it’s interesting. I was just curious to see what the science people were doing,” he said. “The food was a factor, though.” The Science Constituency Council hosted the showcase and served free barbecue while students and faculty filed past displays like the Physics Department’s basketball study. “We expected a big turnout. When it comes to free food, you’ll always have one,” said Mobolaji Odewole, council president and a biology senior. “But what we have to offer them is worth it.” Council vice president Daniel Gandara, a psychology junior, said the goal of Science Week is to facilitate more interaction between students and faculty, and added that he saw a good mix SCienCe continues on page 4

Fraternity hosts a talent competition modeled after a TV show By alEXaNDra crosBy The Shorthorn staff

Thirty seconds. The minimum amount of time each performer had to maintain the crowd’s approval. If the audience didn’t like what they heard, the contestant could expect boos, which let the DJ know to overpower the performer with music and get them off the stage. AlphaApollo Night, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s version of the show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” was a fundraiser held Wednesday in the University Center Rosebud Theatre and a part of Alpha Week. Fraternity president Xavier Egan, an accounting senior, said the canned goods that attendees brought for a reduced ticket price benefit the Arlington Life Shelter.

“It’s an annual event where we can provide a talent show for the enjoyment of the UTA population,” he said. “It’s just like the TV show with a lot of friends and family.” The women in the audience began to scream as the second act, two athletically built guys named Polo and Trey wearing fitted muscle shirts, walked through the curtains. The duo, one rapping and the other singing, performed an original song “Beat it Up.” They quickly became the first to get kicked off the stage. The initial screams of excitement soon led to loud boos and the crowd yelling “wop, wop” while motioning the participants toward the exit. The DJ played Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” while the group tried to stay in the

alPha WEEk EvENts Tribute to Women (all   campus women invited) When: 7 tonight Where: University Center  Red River Room Attire: Elegant and Jazzy An auction of Alpha Phi  Alpha fraternity members  will follow the tribute. Alphajama Jam Xii When: Friday Where: Club 424 2515 W. Jefferson St.  Grand Prairie Half off if wearing pajamas.

contest. Performances included singers, dancers, steppers and more. In the end, the individual or group who received

the most applause won. The winner took home a Def Jam prize pack with a pair of concert tickets and $50. In between acts, one representative from each organization was allowed to give a brief description of their group and its requirements on stage. The African Goddesses, who won the competition, entered from the back of the theater through the audience and danced down the aisles to traditional African music. Biology junior Gera Slaughter said the African Goddesses were her favorite act because they were full of energy. “It was different from dancing,” she said. “It wasn’t the typical booty-shaking or AlphA continues on page 4

From right, nursing assistant professors Mary Weber and Sharon Judkins and nursing associate professor Maureen Courtney raise questions during  the MavSpace  presentation  at the Faculty  Senate meeting  Wednesday in the  University Center  Rio Grande Ballroom.

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Senate discusses campus safety issues Faculty members also talk  about funds for the new  engineering building. By larIssa roBINsoN The Shorthorn staff

Funding for the construction of the Engineering Research Building and concerns about safety on campus were discussed in the Faculty Senate

meeting Wednesday. President James Spaniolo and Provost Dana Dunn attended the meeting to answer questions from the senate and to make announcements. Spaniolo said the Texas Legislature has authorized the tuition revenue bonds for the construction of the building, but the funding for debt service needs to be approved at the

next legislative session. “We will be actively engaged with our local delegation as soon as elections are over,” he said. Dunn encouraged senate members to review the American Association of University Professors Faculty Gender Equity Indicators report, which outlines gender salary gaps in numerous ranks of faculty em-

ployment at several universities. The senate also discussed campus safety and office thefts. Senate chair Dan Formanowicz encouraged the senate members to be careful and keep their offices locked. He said there were two laptops stolen in the Biology Department once and that SenATe continues on page 4

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TODAY Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL: All day, 303 Chemistry . NOV and Physics Building. Sponsored by LINGUA. Nominal fee. For information, contact Sara Fauzi at 817272-3133 or lingua@ling. uta.edu. Continues Friday.

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eral Body Meeting: noon, CAB Reading Room, College Hall. Free. Simulation Chess Exhibition: noon. University Center Sierra Lounge. Derrick Gatewood of the Maverick Chess Club will play chess against everyone who attends at the same time. Free. For information, contact James Ford at 817-897-5227 or chess@uta.edu.

Canned Food Drive: All day. Gather canned food for people in need. For information, visit the UTA Volunteers office, University Center lower level, or contact Serena Cheng at 817-272-2963 or scheng@uta. edu. Continues Friday.

Test Anxiety: 1:30-2:30 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. Learn techniques to overcome test anxiety and focus on relaxation training. Free. For information, visit http://www.uta.edu/ counseling.

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Hobby Crafters: 4:45 p.m., Mav

FRIDAY Last day to drop classes NOV.

Men’s Basketball: 7-9 p.m., Texas Hall. UTA opens the 2006-07 season with an exhibition game against Texas Wesleyan. Free posters and schedule cards available. Autograph session with the players after the game. Admission is $3-$6 and free for students with UTA ID. For information, contact Bill Petitt at 817-272-2239.

Rock Hall of Fame: 8 p.m., Planetarium. Admission is $2$5. For information, contact

site. Free. For information, contact Cheri Butler at 817272-2942 or cherib@uta.edu.

Patsy Patten at 817-272-1185.

Express Office. Craft toys for children who may not receive a holiday gift. For information, contact Claudia Perez at 817-272-2963 or cloudi22@ yahoo.com.

Art Exhibition in The Gallery at UTA — BlackWhite(&Gray): All day, 169 Fine Arts Building. Works by James Drake, Susan kae Grant, Joe Guy, Kana Harada and others. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@uta. edu.

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From Flip Flops to Business Suits: noon-5 p.m., UC Carlisle Suite. Transitioning from academics to career success. Registration required at Web

Honors College Coffee House: 5:30 p.m., CAB Reading Room, College Hall. Joe Jackson, Graduate School associate dean, will speak on “Onward to Graduate School.� Free. Friday Night Live: 8-10 p.m., UC Bowling and Billiards. Live Music Series. Free admission and food, and unlimited bowling and billiards for $1. For information, contact EX.C.E.L. Campus Activities at 817-2722963 or excel@uta.edu. Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817-272-3661 or log on to www.theshorthorn.com/calendar.html.

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“It’s an annual event where we can provide a talent show for the enjoyment of the UTA population. It’s just like the TV show with a lot of friends and family.�

College-to-work transition lecture series starts Friday The Career Services and the Graduate Studies offices will host a series of workshops, “From Flip Flops to Business Suits,� from noon to 5 p.m. Friday in the University Center Carlisle Suite. The free seminar is open to all but geared toward seniors and graduate students. Attendees must register at http://careers. WHEN uta.edu, and lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 AND p.m. Walk-ins are welcome WHERE after 1:30 p.m. The series will include When: Friday, surviving the first year of noon work after college, profesWhere: UC sional communication, getCarlisle Suite ting along with people from other generations, time management and financial planning. “The purpose is to help prepare students who are leaving college and going into the working world to adjust to the differences,� said Cheri Butler, Career Services associate director.

Xavier Egan, accounting senior and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity president on the reason behind Wednesday night’s AlphaApollo. See Page 1

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English graduate student Derrick Gatewood plans to take on multiple competitors simultaneously at noon Friday in the University Center Sierra Lounge.

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POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

An officer assisted the Arlington Police Department with an aggravated robbery call Monday at 600 S. Center St. An officer responded to a medical assist involving a student Monday at Lipscomb Hall. A staff member reported vandalism to the Alumni Office on Monday. A student reported that someone had attempted to burglarize his vehicle Monday at 100 W. Third St. A person made a loud noise complaint Tuesday at 800 Greek Row Drive. A student reported repeated phone calls from her ex-boyfriend Monday at 402 S. Cooper St. A person reported having chest pains and was transported to Arlington Memorial Hospital on Monday at 700 S. West St. A student reported her bicycle seat stolen Monday at 501 S. Nedderman Drive.

Defeating one chess opponent at a time does not satisfy Derrick Gatewood. He prefers to challenge himself by taking on multiple opponents simultaneously. The English graduate student will face all challengers that attend the tournament at noon Friday in the University Center Sierra Lounge, moving down the line making moves one by one. “If I need to, I get 30 seconds to move for each board,� Gatewood said. “I make my first move and go around to each table, and when I get to their board, they make their move, and I make an instantaneous move after that.� Gatewood has an offi-

cial chess rating of 1879, the highest in the Maverick Chess Club and possibly the entire university, said organization president James Ford, an interdisciplinary studies junior. The United States Chess Federation bases its ratings on the player’s skill level. According to the federation’s Web site, most ratings fall between 400 and 2600 with an average of about 1350. The highest-rated member in the United States is 2743. A player whose rating exceeds an opponent’s by 100 points should be able to defeat the opponent 70 percent of the time. Ford said his rating is 1211. “I’m not the best person in the chess club, but I am the president, and I can beat a lot

of the people in it,� he said. “So that just goes to show you how good he is.� Gatewood began playing chess at age 19 and won the first competition he entered. He thinks the simultaneous match is a good way to challenge himself. “I’ve been going to the club meetings for quite a while, and I pretty much beat everyone I come across, so I decided to do a simultaneous match,� he said. “When you play quite a few [opponents] at the same time, it really does become challenging.� The three-time UTA chess champion won a simultaneous match on campus three years ago and defeated all 13 opponents, Ford said. “I have a specific opening

that I use, and there’s only so many variations on each opening,� he said. “So I pretty much know where each match is going to go.� Anyone can challenge Gatewood this year. Boards and pieces will be provided, and the event is free. Although the personal challenge of a simultaneous match is important, the real goal is to draw people to the chess club, Gatewood said. “We’re trying to build a base of members, and it seems like, this year, there’s been a lower turnout than normal,� he said. “This really brings a lot of new faces to the club.� JUSTIN SPIKE news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Council hosts seminar on graduate school Friday The Honors College Coffee House lecture, hosted by the Honors College Council, will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the College Hall CAB Reading Room. The lecture by Joe Jackson, Graduate School associate dean, is about graduate school, WHEN the steps necessary to get there and application proAND cess etiquette. The event WHERE is free and open to all. Molly Alfers, council When: Friday, adviser and Student Gov5:30 p.m. ernance assistant director, Where: said the event is important College Hall for everyone, even underCAB Reading classmen. Room “Freshmen and sophomores shouldn’t wait too long to understand the process,� she said. “They could get ahead and not wait until the last minute.� For more information, contact Alfers at 817272-2293 or go to the Student Governance and Organizations Office in the University Center lower level. — Joan Khalaf

CORRECTION Tuesday’s story “Committee distributes funds for technology� should have said that $250,000 from the library and information technology fee would pay for the requests approved by the committee. The article should also have stated that academic departments and those departments paid for by the student services fee will be allowed to fill requests this year.

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Israeli troops kill 8 Palestinians in Gaza israeli Prime Minister ehud olmert is to meet with President Bush at the White House this month and likely would not want a major escalation in Gaza to overshadow the trip. A wider offensive could also harm negotiations for the release of israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped June 25 by Hamas-allied militants, and attempts by moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new Palestinian government acceptable to the West. An escalation could also hinder U.S. efforts to improve security and cut down on smuggling at the egypt-Gaza border. U.S. National intelligence director John Negroponte met Wednesday in Cairo with his egyptian counterpart, omar Suleiman. Arab diplomats said Negroponte proposed egypt allow a U.S.-led team of multinational peace monitors to help police the border with Gaza. He also proposed that CiA counterterrorism experts assist in efforts to halt cross-

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GAZA CiTY, Gaza Strip â&#x20AC;&#x201D; israeli troops seized a northern Gaza town Wednesday in one of the largest strikes against Palestinian rocket squads in months, imposing a curfew, deploying snipers on rooftops and patrolling streets in tanks. eight Palestinians and an israeli soldier were killed. Cabinet ministers scrapped a plan to widen the conflict, however, a move that coincided with U.S. and egyptian efforts to stanch the flow of weapons to Palestinian extremists across the Gazaegypt border. The takeover of Beit Hanoun was expected to last only a few days, according to israeli officials, who emphasized the operation was not the start of a broader military offensive in Gaza. one plan for such a major operation would involve seizing large portions of southern Gaza to destroy weapons-smuggling tunnels from egypt. israel has several reasons not to launch such an offensive now.

border smuggling, said the diplomats, who insisted on anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The takeover of Beit Hanoun was the latest in a series of israeli incursions into Gaza, first launched after Shalitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capture. Such raids are aimed both at pressuring Hamas to release the soldier and at trying to halt rocket attacks from Gaza on israeli border towns, so far to no avail. After midnight, dozens of tanks and bulldozers rolled into the town of 50,000 from two directions. By nightfall Wednesday, israeli troops controlled most of Beit Hanoun, enforcing a curfew in some areas and patrolling the streets with tanks. Attack helicopters fired machine guns and missiles at groups of militants. Snipers took up rooftop positions, and troops set up a makeshift base near an agricultural school. Bulldozers leveled some farming areas, residents said. Throughout the day, dozens of Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire with the israeli forces.

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Chase ends with crash through airport fence DALLAS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three men fleeing police Tuesday night crashed through a fence at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport before abandoning their car and running across two runways, authorities said. The men fled on foot after leaving the car near a remote runway but were arrested when police caught them near a tarmac, an airport spokesman told Dallas-Fort Worth television station KXAS.

Aggies plan off-campus bonfire for UT game COLLEGE STATION, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas A&M University students and alumni plan to once again build and light a huge bonfire off campus, reviving the traditional blaze once staged before every football game against archrival UT-Austin. The group plans to build a 45-foottall log stack near Hearne and light it Nov. 21, three days before the game. The on-campus tradition was canceled after the log stack toppled in 1999, killing 12 people.

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said in a lengthy interview on Hezbollahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Al-Manar TV Tuesday night. in the same interview, Nasrallah said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious negotiationsâ&#x20AC;? were taking place over the two israeli soldiers whose July 12 capture by his militant group sparked the 34-day war. He said a negotiator appointed by U.N. SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan has been meeting with Hezbollah and israeli officials. He would not provide details about the negotiations, but told Al-Manar: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have reached a stage of exchanging ideas, proposals or conditions.â&#x20AC;? The israeli government declined to comment on the assertion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment about anything that has to do with the abducted soldiers. israel will do all it takes to get their release without hurting israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security,â&#x20AC;? spokeswoman Miri eisin said.

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messaging everyone in her cell phone before she begins. Another show, “Pirate Radio,” is doing well, Hicks said, because the two hosts pay for promotional events out of their own pockets. Hosted by “Trauma and J Griff,” the “Pirate Radio” format consists of hip-hop and R&B. The idea for the show was that of broadcast communication junior Anthony “Trauma” Gordon, who said he has tried

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future these same elements over and over will become tiresome. Right now, they create high-quality entertainment. Dark themes and inner struggles also occur in at least one character — usually the lead — of Nolan’s films. In this movie about revenge and competition, several characters start in the light but eventually find themselves on a path that leads to the dark places

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torical aspects are interesting, but there is so much more that could have and should have been added. For example, in the last scene, the movie just

of their souls. In the end, no one comes out clean. Though this isn’t the happiest way to tell a story, it may be the most realistic. The Prestige isn’t without its flaws. The strong plot is original and engaging, so Nolan’s questionable decision to jump around within the story’s time line ultimately proves unnecessary. The first five seconds start in the past, then the movie jumps to the present. It then jumps back into the past, but not as far, and then jumps forward in time but not necessarily to the present.

You still with me? It’s not as scrambled as it sounds, but anyone who spaces out for a second could get lost. The shining parts of this film are blinding. The attention to detail in the set design gives this film a distinguished turn-of-the-century feel. The quiet score complements the crisp dialogue, and the subject material is fascinating with its backstage look at the private lives of magicians.

hard to spread the word about his show and the entire station since he joined it this semester. “A lot of people don’t even know we have a radio station,” he said. “We just want to have a form of entertainment for students. My main focus is to get people to listen because we have great programming, and good music is being played.” Gordon said that after his most recent promotional event at a clothing store, he and his co-host have been recognized more on campus, and they’ve received more callers during their Sunday night show. Broadcast communication

senior Leanna Barrett hosts “The Rock Show” on Monday nights and said she has never received a caller. During one of her recent shows she said not many students know about the station, and they don’t know to visit its Web site. As System of a Down played, Barrett said she likes playing alternative and classic rock to change things around. “We have the freedom to do what we want for now because we’re up and coming and not that well-known,” she said.

ends abruptly. There are no afterthoughts, hopes for the future, insights or enlightenment on where Marie Antoinette is going or what she’s doing. This is not only disappointing but weird. This ending could have shown a little more of what really happened. In the end, the movie seems

to be geared more toward preteens than adults. And it basically ends with a pointless non-ending that drops you on your butt, leaving you to wonder why you paid money to waste your time.

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the thefts usually take place during the holiday season. “Lock up your personal belongings, and make sure to keep your offices locked when you step out, even if it’s for a short time,” he said. Formanowicz suggested using the campus escort service and maybe including the phone number on course syllabi. Math associate professor Michaela Vancliff is concerned about the service. She said that on one occasion the escort never showed up, and she feels uncomfortable waiting by the elevators on the first floor of her building. “I’m concerned that they are not treating this seriously,” she said. “Incidents like these could discourage people from using the service.”

hip-hop music. It was an art.” With one shoe, one sock, shorts rolled above the knees, only a coat covering his upper body and a push broom, the Sandman, played by Isaac Hayes, criminology and psychology senior, walked out on stage during the intermission after four of the 11 acts performed. The Sandman’s purpose on the show was to remove unwanted acts from the stage. English junior Danielle Murphy heard about the show from her boyfriend. Murphy, who had never performed before a crowd, sang the Etta James song “At Last.” “I was very scared,” she said. “It was so cold up there, and I was really nervous. I was doing what I could do through my shaking. I’m still shaking now.”

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Aerospace engineering freshman Joseph Pierce said it would be cool if other departments did something similar. continued from page 1 Hospitality management senior Marcia Lee said she went among majors. There is a stem cell research for the food and thought there debate Thursday and a sena- would be more attendance. “I bet if it was a better day, tor’s forum that Gandara said not chilly, there no other organization would probably be does. “We expected more people out,” “I hope it’s just as a big turnout. she said. good if not better for Council adviser the rest of Science When it comes Greg Hale, science Week,” he said. to free food, assistant dean, said Randi Gbur, biothe turnout was just chemistry and phys- you’ll always about right and that ics junior, said she have one.” many were surprised didn’t know of the that the food was event until Tuesday mobolaji odewole free. After about an but said it was great, Science Constituency hour, a loud boom especially for science Council president startled the crowd as students. “Many don’t get as involved smoke and Styrofoam peanuts as they should, even with peo- rained down, signaling success for the student workers. ple in their classes,” she said. “This is definitely part of Collins Watson, biomedical engineering graduate student, what will be an annual event,” said that while the universi- Odewole said. ty’s student body has grown a lot, the social structure is still AnThony WilliAms catching up. news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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“I spoke to about 10 or 12 groups this semester,” she said. “If schedules conflict and we can’t get to a meeting, we ask the presidents to send the information to their members.” Psychology junior Daniel Gandara thinks the extension is a good idea. “I’ve known about the opening date since September,” he said. “I found out through my professor, but transfer students have a difficult time with the time frame because they don’t know their professors as well,

and they don’t know about the program.” He said some transfer students go back to their previous universities to get letters of recommendation from professors they know well. “It took me a while to put my package together,” he said. “Sometimes schoolwork and other things take priority. My parents live in Houston, and information I needed from them had to be faxed back and forth.” Gandara said getting letters of recommendation was the biggest challenge for most students. “Our organization, the Science Constituency Council, has been advocating this program since before the applications were

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MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

Let Them See Something Else

A Kind of Magic

Marie Antoinette, aside from the scenery, is a flop BY DIANA CLAUSSEN Contributor to The Shorthorn

Credited with possessing her father’s movie genius and having won an award for Lost in Translation , Sofia MARIE Coppola brings a bit ANTOINETTE of TranslaStarring: Kirsttion’s pointen Dunst, Jason less and Schwartzman, d e p t h l ess Rip Torn, Molly feel to Marie Shannon Antoinette. Director: Sofia Though Coppola the movie’s Rating: PG-13 artistic viRanking: sion is brilon a 1-5 scale liantly noticeable in ★★ its cinematography of the French countryside, beautiful scenery, costumes and decadent atmosphere, it

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Kirsten Dunst plays Marie Antoinette, who as a teenager became the misunderstood and rebellious queen of France.

is painfully lacking in what really holds a movie together: depth, point and a solid ending. It especially lacks the most important part, a solid

portrayal of the conclusion of this young queen’s life. Instead, it projects a shallow tone, which really keeps it from reaching its full poten-

tial and turns what could have been a magnificent work into a pointless and vain flop. There are times when you feel for Marie and the adversities she goes through, such as giving up her heritage to marry a geeky King Louis XVI, who then takes almost a year to consummate the marriage. By not bringing the viewer emotionally closer to Marie, the story stays superficial. The most annoying facet of all is the totally off-base, modern-day aspects of the movie’s historic and aristocratic theme. For example, the contemporary music used does not fit the movie, similar to A Knight’s Tale. The plot, story line and smidgens of the movie’s hisMARIE continues on page 4

Director Nolan makes The Prestige dazzle — and it’s not all smoke and mirrors and Jackman may get the fanfare, but the success of Pay attention, movie The Prestige begins and watchers — a rare star is in ends with the subtle, silent director Christothe making. pher Nolan. I’m not talkTHE PRESTIGE This film ing about actors about dueling Christian Bale, Starring: Chrismagicians is clasHugh Jackman or tian Bale, Hugh sic Nolan. It has Scarlett JohansJackman, Scareverything you’ve son. While these lett Johansson come to expect three make their Director: Chrisfrom the writer way to elite status, topher Nolan and director: lending brilliant Ranking: fantastic cinemaperformances to on a 1-5 scale tography, strong The Prestige in male characters, the process, other ★★★★ a jumpy chronolfine actors can do ogy and a couple the same. The true rarity to wit- plot twists. Maybe in the ness and embrace stands behind the camera. Bale PRESTIGE continues on page 4 BY MARK ROBERTS

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