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Three UT students awarded elite scholarship Prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship endowed to help continue student research 2010. “I think I’m studying a really unique field — I wouldn’t be able to work in nuclear security technology as a student anywhere but UT-Knoxville, because I have close access to ORNL,” Walker said. “Nuclear safeguards (preventing the misuse of nuclear material) are a fast-paced and growing field.” Crawford has focused her research in the microbiology
Crawford is enthusiastic about the practical nature of her research. “My research contributes to science’s understanding of Staff Writer these proteins so that one day better drugs can be developed that work more efficiently, more effectively and with fewer Three UT undergraduate students were honored last side-effects,” Crawford said. week with the 2011 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for thier Crawford had to submit a great deal of application mateoutstanding accomplishments in research. The highly comrial, including essays, career motivations and details of all petitive scholarship is awarded research she has done. On yearly to sophomores and junhearing that she received iors across the nation for the scholarship, she was research in mathematics, the nothing less than thrilled. natural sciences, or engineer“I didn’t expect to be ing. selected for this award as a Britta Johnson, junior in the sophomore,” Crawford College Scholars Program and said. “However, I know chemistry, Madelyn Crawford, that at UT and especially in sophomore in biochemistry and Becker’s lab I have been cellular and molecular biology, given fantastic opportuniand Mark Walker, junior in ties to pursue quality nuclear engineering, were all research.” given the honor. Crawford encourages The national nominee selecany student to apply, citing tion list numbers in the thouthe application process as a sands, with most universities valuable exercise. selecting four candidates for the “It requires you to examscholarship; UT, however, only ine your entire body of nominated three candidates this work and condense it into a year. Less than three hundred single coherent statement, are selected by the Goldwater and to define your goals for Foundation. Nomination is diffithe future,” Crawford said. cult, and being awarded the Johnson was also awardhonor is exceptional. ed the scholarship this year “This speaks tremendously for her impressive well for the opportunities that research. She has worked undergraduates have for with R.J. HInde in the research at UT — we had more • Photo courtesy of Tennessee Today chemistry department Goldwater Scholars than Britta Johnson, junior in the College Scholars Program, Madelyn Crawford, sophomore in biological sciences, since her freshmen year. Caltech, Yale, MIT and Georgia and Mark Walker, junior in nuclear engineering, were named 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The three will Johnson sees applying Tech,” Walker said. the Goldwater The university picked Walker receive scholarships from the Goldwater Foundation, which recognizes students for exemplary research out- for Scholarship as a great for nomination in late November side the classroom. opportunity. of last year. His recognition is laboratory under Jess Becker since the beginning of her “Not only does it provide some monetary help, but it also for work he has done at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory freshmen year. provides a competitive award that can help when applying (ORNL), where he is working on developing a neutron imag“I have been studying the structure and function of an for graduate school,” Johnson said. ing system for nuclear treaty verification. Walker previously Walker also encourages all applicants to take pride in interned at the Naval Reactors Headquarters in Washington, activated receptor protein in yeast,” Crawford said. “This protein serves as a model for a class of proteins known as G their research. D.C. “If you invest your heart and soul into your own project, “When I started at ORNL, I investigated the forces that protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are the target molecules for the majority of the most commonly used drugs that energy will really shine through in your application,” bind particles to radioactive surfaces,” Walker said. Walker said. His distinctive work was published in the summer of in human medicine.”
Professor lectures on energy economy James Dickson Staff Writer Marilyn Brown, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, led a seminar on energy efficiency policies Thursday in the Baker Center at UT. The seminar addressed reducing industry energy consumption, which accounts for about one-third of the nation’s energy consumption, and optimizing it efficiently. Some major energy-intensive fields that come from the manufacturing sector are refining chemicals and oil, production of pulp and paper, steel, cement and other materials processing. “What the market is moving to is capturing and generating lower levels of waste heat,” Brown said. “The area that we really need to work on is the level of recovery of waste heat from high-performance computers in computer labs. “The heat recovery generator has not been developed for lower levels of heat and it would be very beneficial if that technology was developed.” Brown mentioned the largest U.S. alloy silicon manufacturing plant in West Virginia, which helps make products like aluminum foil, computer chips, deodorant and car parts. According to http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?i d=14581, it is investing about $100 million in an energy recycling project that is expected to George Richardson • The Daily Beacon be completed in 2013. This project will capture high levels of heat that will power a genStudents from the Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Omicron Pi sororities perform in “Harry erator that could create about 60 megawatts Potter and the Curse of the NCAA” during Carnicus on Saturday, April 9. The perof electricity from its hairpin dryers. formance earned top honors at the annual event, which has been an ongoing traReducing energy consumption in indusdition since the event’s inception in 1929.
tries today is also an important and challenging issue. Brown said that PepsiCo, which produces convenient foods, snacks and beverages, reduced the energy intensity of its production by 23 percent in 2002. It saved $100 million in energy cost and continues to produce renewable containers for its products. According to pepsico.com, in 2010 PepsiCo developed the world’s first fully compostable SunChips bag. Currently it has developed the world’s first all plant-based, renewable beverage bottle, which comes out in 2012. Since it is made from raw materials like corn husks, switch grass and pine bark, this will significantly reduce PepsiCo’s carbon footprint. “Energy efficiency is the fastest, cleanest, cheapest source of energy available to us,” Brown said. Microwave drying is more efficient and less wasteful for drying products in factories such as paper and pulp and even better for heating food in your own kitchen. Fluorescent light bulbs are four-to six-times more efficient than incandescent light bulbs since they use less heat to produce light. Heat pump water heaters take heat from the air and also dehumidifies, which is more efficient than a standard electric water heater, which uses gas. Brown has worked with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for many years and is affiliated with UT. Her seminar was aimed to provide information to the community, professors and students. A diverse crowd of more than 35 people enjoyed her seminar and stayed afterwards to share views and ask questions. See SEMINAR on Page 3
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Students pass by spring blooms outside the Humanities Building on Thursday, April 7. Despite the past month’s swings between hot and cold, April forecasts show nothing but warm weather in the future.
1814: Napoleon exiled to Elba On this day in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba. The future emperor was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on Aug. 15, 1769. After attending military school, he fought during the French Revolution of 1789 and rapidly rose through the military ranks, leading French troops in a number of successful campaigns throughout Europe in the late 1700s. By 1799, he had established himself at the top of a military dictatorship. In 1804, he became emperor of France and continued to consolidate power through his military campaigns, so that by 1810 much of Europe came under his rule. Although Napoleon developed a reputation for being power-hungry and insecure, he is also credited with enacting a series of important political and social reforms that had a lasting impact on European society, including judiciary systems, constitutions, voting rights for all men and the end of feudalism. Additionally, he sup-
ported education, science and literature. His Code Napoleon, which codified key freedoms gained during the French Revolution, such as religious tolerance, remains the foundation of French civil law. In 1812, thinking that Russia was plotting an alliance with England, Napoleon launched an invasion against the Russians that eventually ended with his troops retreating from Moscow and much of Europe uniting against him. In 1814, Napoleon’s broken forces gave up and Napoleon offered to step down in favor of his son. When this offer was rejected, he abdicated and was sent to Elba. In March 1815, he escaped his island exile and returned to Paris, where he regained supporters and reclaimed his emperor title, Napoleon I, in a period known as the Hundred Days. However, in June 1815, he was defeated at the bloody Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon’s defeat ultimately signaled the end of France’s domination of Europe. He abdicated for a second time and was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, in the southern Atlantic Ocean, where he lived out the rest of his days. He died at age 52 on May 5, 1821, possibly from stomach cancer, although some theories contend he was poisoned. —This Day in History is courtesy of history.com.
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Bacterial genome may hold answers to mercury mystery A newly sequenced bacterial genome from a team led by the Department of Energy at ORNL could contain clues as to how microorganisms produce a highly toxic form of mercury. Methylmercury, a potent human neurotoxin, appears in the environment when certain naturally occurring bacteria transform inorganic mercury into its more toxic cousin. Few bacterial species are capable of this conversion and exactly how the transformation takes place has been a matter of debate for decades. The new genome, sequenced at the California-based DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and published in the Journal of Bacteriology, lays the foundation for future research to examine the little understood mechanisms behind the production of methylmercury. Desulfovibrio desulfuricans strain ND132 is an organism that thrives in sediments and soils without oxygen — the places in lakes, streams and wetlands where mercury contamination is converted to methylmercury. It is representa-
SEMINAR continued from Page 1 “She is now in a position to really influence energy issues in the valley because she’s on the Tennessee TVA board, and so she will have a big impact on energy in the valley,” Bob Shelton, director of the Energy and Environmental Program, said. Energy efficiency is one of the many themes included in the Energy and Environmental Program at the Baker Center. Katie Dison, sophomore in psychology, said she tries to conserve energy every day. “I definitely turn off my lights, don’t use lights during the day, unplug everything and walk everywhere,” Dison said. Tom Bogart, Maryville College President, will speak about his book in an upcoming event, “The False Promise of Green Energy,” at 7 p.m. on April 27 in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. Green the Block — a national organization and environmental movement that helps to cultivate the importance of education, community and networking to better our economy and environment — is hosting a trash pickup from 9 a.m. to noon on April 23 at Tribe One. A celebration with food, music and dancing will be held afterwards from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit h t t p : / / w w w. g r e e n t h e block.net.
NEWS tive of a group of organisms that “breathe” sulfate instead of oxygen and are largely responsible for mercury methylation in nature. The introduction of mercury into the environment primarily stems from its use in industrial processes and from the burning of fossil fuels. Although industry and regulators have worked to minimize the release of mercury, there is a legacy of mercury pollution in aquatic environments worldwide. Understanding the fundamental science behind the production of methylmercury could eventually help mitigate and reduce the impacts of mercury pollution. The study was published as “Genome Sequence of the Mercury Methylating Strain Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132.” Collaborators included researchers from ORNL, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the University of Missouri and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s JGI. The research was supported by DOE’s Office of Science. ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. UT Medical Center awarded National Breast Cancer Foundation grant The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has awarded a $55,000 one-year grant to the Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) at UT Medical Center Cancer Institute to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. This is the first year that the program has received funding from NCBF to support its work on this important health issue. Staff members with the BHOP team educate women in 21 rural and remote counties of East Tennessee and refer them to convenient screening days in their own communities. Funding from NBCF will allow BHOP to provide free
The Daily Beacon • 3 digital screening mammograms for uninsured women onboard UT Medical Center’s state-of-the art Mobile Mammography Unit. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society, 4,700 new cases will be detected in Tennessee this year and 890 lives will be lost. While advances have been made in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, early detection still affords the best opportunity for successful treatment. Programs such as the Breast Health Outreach Program at UT Medical Center help ensure that all women have access to early detection information and screening, including poor and medically underserved women. Since 1996, UT Cancer Institute’s Breast Health Outreach Program has served more than 20,000 women with vital information about the importance of early detection. NBCF provides funding for screening programs across the nation and internationally. By providing funding for educational programs and mammograms, NBCF helps save the lives of thousands of uninsured women by reaching them at a vulnerable time in their lives and ensuring good breast healthcare. The Foundation also contributes a portion of its funds to breast cancer research. For more information on the UT Breast Health Outreach Program, please call 865-305-9753. The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 581-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about UT Medical Center, visit online at http://www.utmedicalcenter.org.
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Trained law enforcement safer than armed students, faculty I am responding to Fred Byrd’s April 6 “Letter to the Editor.” Mr. Byrd blithely dismisses the numbers of deaths and injuries caused by firearm accidents — over 5,600 (he does not state over what span of time) — as “nearly negligible.” To justify his dismissal, he claims there are more hospitalizations from bicycle accidents than accidental shootings. Using Mr. Byrd’s logic and numbers, it would seem that the number of deaths due to shootings on college campuses are also nearly negligible compared to the number of people who populate college campuses. In 2007, ABC News reported that over a 15-year period, the total of students killed at school (excluding faculty, staff, visitors, etc.) was 323, out of a population of 55 million students in K-12, and another 15 million in college (http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/09/us-school-shoot.html). In this context, the fear of being shot on campus is overblown and not sufficiently imminent enough to justify arming faculty or flooding the campus with guns. Unless Mr. Byrd believes that school shooters are law-abiding citizens rather than “insane gunmen” or “deranged madmen,” drawing weapons on them will not, as he concedes, cause them to flee. Mr. Byrd stops short of addressing the urgent problem Mr. Robert Spirko raised: collateral damage, i.e. innocent students getting shot by faculty in the chaos that defines school shootings. Unless we hire only faculty who qualify as sharpshooters, I will call the police in the unlikely event of an emergency and let the experts do their job to protect students, me and anyone else who is around. Lynn Sacco associate professor of history firstname.lastname@example.org Columnist distorts purpose of TOMS Shoes I am writing in response to Treston Wheat’s April 7 column, “Philanthropy in need of restructuring,” more specifically to his paragraph concerning TOMS Shoes. It seems to be the newest trend to blame TOMS for stunting many countries’ economical growth; however, they are doing just the opposite. TOMS currently produces its shoes in China, and the shoes that are actually given to children are produced in Argentina and Ethiopia. This indicates many shoes donated are locally made. A quick visit to the organization’s website will lead you to this quote: “We require that the factories operate under sound labor conditions, pay fair wages and follow local labor standards. A code of conduct is signed by all factories. Our production staff routinely visits these factories to make sure they are maintaining these working standards. We also have third parties audit the factories at least once a year to ensure they adhere to proper labor regulations.” So, not only are they allowing children the opportunity to have shoes, but they are creating fair jobs for adults. I do not see the bad in this. I also have a problem with Mr. Wheat’s suggestion that, instead of giving shoes, we make these people work to be able to sustain themselves and buy their own shoes. One of the requirements for receiving shoes from TOMS is that the recipient be under 18 years old. Is making a 7-year-old work in a factory to earn a living wage just to buy a pair of shoes right? Surely this is not the solution. In the end, TOMS is preventing children from developing hindering diseases and is allowing them to go to school (yes, other countries have dress codes similar to schools here in the U.S.). How is this not helping them progress? These children are the future of these countries. How will they ever grow to their full potential and be able to sustain themselves if they can’t even get a basic education? TOMS is also creating jobs for locals by putting their factories where the shoes are actually given. Parents work, children get shoes. Seems pretty fair to me. Julia Antrican junior in business pre-major email@example.com SCRAMBLED EGGS • Alex Cline
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Justin Crisp Why are you here? Perhaps it’s because I just recently realized I’m graduating in a little over a month’s time, but I’ve been trying to think holistically about my experience here over the past four years: what’s worked, what hasn’t, where I’ve made mistakes, what’s still left for me to do and so forth. (Maybe it’s just good old fashioned nostalgia, but I think it’s fruitful, nonetheless.) I know people who have had experiences at UT drastically different from mine, folks for whom the warning I heard repeatedly in high school — “You’ll never be more than a number” — came true. What I’m about to say is not meant to put all the blame for this on their shoulders — or on yours, if this seems true for you. I’m not trying to defend the institution, per se. I would, however, like to challenge a common conception of what higher education is all about. My freshman year, I was one of the few among my friends who actually attended a Life of the Mind session. We had all been told by folks in the class ahead of us that such an assignment would have no bearing on our grades; there was no tangible benefit for going, so we’d all be better off using the afternoon to chill out and relax. But I recall telling my parents day-of, “Well, I figure no one’s going to force me to do anything while I’m here, so I guess I’m going to go.” And I’m glad I did. I admit with regret that I don’t remember which professor led my discussion group, but — whoever it was — he changed the way I thought about college. (And if said professor is still at UT and happens to read this article: thank you.) He said something to the effect of “Contrary to whatever you thought when you applied, your professors are not here to teach you a subject. We’re here to teach you how to teach yourself.” That gets much closer to what higher education is supposed to do for us as students than the idea I was often presented: Go to college so you can get a
better job. These are valid concerns, and I’m not trying to belittle them; I only want to complicate the picture they paint. My mom and dad didn’t get to go to college. That’s absolutely not to say they’re unintelligent or that they haven’t been successful. (They’ve both done well for themselves, and, more often than not, my professors are just giving me names for the values and philosophies my parents taught me.) But I understand the importance of a college education on a practical level, and I know from experience that certain choices are closed off to you if you don’t have that diploma. But the greatest gift our professors will ever give us is not a diploma but the ability to keep learning throughout the rest of our lives. This is why higher education is so terribly important to the future of our democracy. Undergraduate education is supposed to do more than teach us histories or facts or even the current state of affairs in whatever discipline we’ve chosen as a major. It’s supposed to teach us critical thinking. I have a professor who’s fond of calling his classes “workshops in critical thinking” — which, he “warns” us on syllabus day, means we’re going to be expected to answer questions more complicated than “Would you like fries with that?” This isn’t the liberal, academic elitism I decried in my last column. It’s the recognition that if we’re going to get our heads around what consumerism is, how it affects our lives and — most importantly — how we can create a better society for and with those who actually do ask us, “Would you like fries with that,” we’re going to have to ask complicated questions. But more than that, we’re going to have to stop being lazy. Because learning how to learn is hard work. I’m a senior, it’s April and I’ve made my plans for next year; I’m on my way out. But I’ll always be grateful to my professors — and to the people of the state of Tennessee who, by supporting public education and institutions like this university, have made an undergraduate education possible for me when it just wasn’t for my parents. And while I still have this pulpit, I want to say: Your college education is what you make of it. Period. Don’t waste it. — Justin Crisp is a senior in English and religious studies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If there’s one hike you do while you’re a student here at UT, this should be it. The trek to Rocky Top provides one of the most captivating all-around experiences in the entire Great Smoky Mountains National Park. No, I’m not referring to our unofficial fight song. For those of you who may be unaware, Rocky Top is a real place. Rocky Top is a 5,440-ft. peak located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The summit is located just southeast of the Cades Cove Campground, a wildly popular destination just outside Gatlinburg on the Appalachian Trail. Rocky Top summits at a grassy bald strewn with a number of rocky formations (hence the name “Rocky Top”) and was the inspiration for the most beloved fight song in the country — our very own “Rocky Top.” It’s actually a sub-peak of one of the highest summits on this side of the Smokies — Thunderhead Mountain. For those of you who’ve been to Dollywood in the past five years, this probably sounds familiar. Dollywood’s wooden roller coaster is named after this nearby 5,527-ft. peak. In the first few decades of the 20th century, Thunderhead Mountain and surrounding ridges were actually used as cattle grazing fields. It is believed that the grassy balds in this area of the park were actually cleared in this time period for the purpose of grazing. At one time, a small mountain town was located in the valley just south of Thunderhead Mountain. Because there weren’t any naturally open grazing pastures in this valley, James Spence, a local, took it upon himself to scale the nearby ridge and clear a bald for his cattle to graze. Spence Field, a spot you’ll come to on your trek to Rocky Top, is named after this mountain man. James and settlers like him cleared a number of grazing balds along this portion of the Appalachian Trail. Thunderhead Mountain consists of three peaks, Rocky Top being the western-most and the most easily accessible peak. Thunderhead Mountain itself is believed to be named for the absurd weather that the summit seems to attract. There are stories of all
peaks in the Smokies being clear except for Thunderhead Mountain. Apparently, dark storm clouds like to settle on this lofty peak. Making it to Rocky Top takes an 11.8-mile roundtrip. Located on the Appalachian Trail, the easiest way to attain this particular peak is to come from the west. From campus, drive into the park through Townsend. When you come to the famous Townsend “Y,” take a right as if you were making your way to Cades Cove. Follow Laurel Creek Road approximately seven or eight miles until you see the trailhead for Lead Cove Trail on your left. From campus, the driving time to this parking location is just under an hour. Take Lead Cove Trail until you hit Bote Mountain Trail. When you do, take a right and follow Bote Mountain Trail up the ridge until you reach the Appalachian Trail (you’ll come to a junction with Anthony Creek Trail prior to reaching the AT, but remain on Bote Mountain Trail). Even these trails themselves are particularly beautiful. On the latter portion of Bote Mountain Trail, you’ll be walking in a tunnel of overarching Mountain Laurel all the way up the mountain. If you’re lucky, some of them may be starting to bloom. Once you reach the Appalachian Trail, you’ll have the option to make a 0.3-mile sidetrack to Spence Field. Given the quality of these views, I certainly recommend walking the extra bit. After taking in the vistas, you’ll take the Appalachian Trail west for the final stretch until you come to Rocky Top. With a round-trip length of about 12 miles and an elevation gain of about 3,500 feet, I would be stretching the truth to say the trek to Rocky Top is a stroll in the park. It will certainly give even experienced hikers a good workout. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t deter you from attaining such a spectacular summit, particularly because this peak holds special appeal for us students who sing “Rocky Top” year round. In fact, I think the song sums up my outlook on the outdoors. Take these lyrics from the song: “I’ve had years of cramped up city life, trapped like a duck in a pen. All I know is it’s a pity life, can’t be simple again.” I think these lyrics do a great job of expressing the spirit of UT and the necessity of the wild — escape the confines of city life to find the bliss in nature and simplicity. — Eric Dixon is a sophomore in philosophy. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Afghani filmmaker to speak, screen film Brittney Dougherty Staff Writer Diana Saqeb, a documentary filmmaker from Afghanistan, will speak at UT to spread awareness of women’s rights. Saqeb is internationally known and has shown her films and been a guest speaker in many nations. UT has the honor of being the first American university that she has visited. Anne Buckle, the Baker Scholar responsible for bringing Saqeb, said she is excited to have this opportunity. “This is one thing I love about Tennessee: They are like, ‘If you can dream it, we can do it,’” Buckle said. Buckle met Saqeb last summer while she was interning at the American embassy in Paris. Buckle said Saqeb’s film “25 Percent” opened her eyes and impressed her. Towards the end of her internship, Buckle asked Saqeb if she would come to UT to speak if the university could find the funding for an event. Saqeb said she would, and Buckle got to work on acquiring the means to do so. “We contacted Diana and it took a couple weeks, but she wrote back saying she would love to come,” she said. “She just really wants to spread her word.” Saqeb is an incredible person, Buckle said. She grew up in Kabul but was allowed to attend school in Iran. She majored in Art and film and grew up to become a women’s rights activist as well as a documentary filmmaker. Her most famous film is “25 Percent.” The film examines the Parliament in Afghanistan,
which has 25 percent of its seats designated for women. Saqeb’s sister is one of the women serving in the legislative body, so the filmmaker was able to have an inside view of how the system works. Buckle said the movie is very revealing. “She takes you inside the Parliament in Kabul,” Buckle said. “You see all these men kind of mocking the women.” The film also reveals some of the differing views of the people in the Afghanistan Parliament. Buckle said the film shows that the men have a negative view, while the women have a positive view, of the people in America. Buckle said Saqeb and her associates definitely have a positive view of America. The Baker Center created a Facebook event for the movie showing, and many people from Afghanistan have put encouraging comments on the page. “It makes me very excited to know that people in her country are looking forward to her getting to spread the word here in the United States,” she said. Saqeb’s documentary will be showing Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Baker Center. Leah Adinolfi, the director of student engagement, said this is Saqeb’s only truly public event but that Saqeb will be at the university all week. “She has a very busy itinerary,” Adinolfi said. “The other events are for specific classes or student groups.” Both the film screening and discussion that will follow are free to attend. More information about this event and others is available at http://www.bakercenter.utk.edu.
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Monday, April 11, 2011
Vols’ run, passing games improving Gamecocks sweep Diamond Vols time starter last season is senior running back Tauren Poole. Despite a ground attack that never seemed to please coaches, Poole ran for over a 1,000 yards a year ago. “I thought he was productive today,” Dooley said of Poole’s scrimmage on Saturday. “I think he averaged more than five yards per carry. He had an explosion or two. He didn’t go out there Sports Editor and have 10 carries for 200 yards. I don’t know what his standard is, but he was productive and Not unexpected, the Tennessee offense has been for the most part did what we needed him to do a work in progress during spring practice. for the offense.” The unit, comprised of mainly underclassmen, Poole shouldered much of the load in the backwas shown up by the defense in last week’s scrim- field last year, but sophomore Rajion Neal is makmage, but rebounded on Saturday to get the best ing a push to garner more carries this fall. Neal of its counterpart. turned some heads last week, rushing for over 150 UT coach Derek Dooley used the words “terri- yards and three scores, albeit against the secondble” and “non-existent” to describe the Vols’ pass- team defense. ing and running games seven days earlier, but was Still, the running backs are making strides and more optimistic on Saturday. garnering praise from up front along the offensive “It was a lot better performance by the offense line. and really a lot better scrimmage by the team from “The running backs are making a lot of yards,” an intangibles sophomore center standpoint,” James Stone said. Dooley said. “They are making “The effort, a lot of yards after toughness, discicontact, and I feel pline and execulike they’re really tion was a lot betworking hard. ter. The offense They worked hard really came out this off-season, and and controlled it’s really showing the tempo. We up in the scrimlooked good mages and in practhrowing the tice.” ball. We ran the Showing up in ball a lot better.” the scrimmage on Sophomore Saturday was wide receiver something the Da’Rick Rogers coaches empha— the team’s sized to the whole leading receiver, team, but especialhauling in six ly to the offensive passes for 120 players who were yards and a hoping to rebound touchdown, from a lackluster according to the first scrimmage. stats released — “All week they noticed a differ(the coaches) ence in the preached this offense’s week was a game demeanor. week, treat it like a “Last week, I game week with want to say we being more were sluggish George Richardson • The Daily Beacon focused,” Rogers out of the hudsaid. “Last week, dle, in and out Da’Rick Rogers fields punts during spring practice we might have getting lined up on Tuesday, March 22. Rogers looks to bring his been laxed, treating slow,” Rogers skills back to special teams as well develop into it as a scrimmage, said. “It looked a more complete wide receiver. practice. like we hadn’t “This week, we even been playing together all year, (and) really, made it like a game week, more of a priority.” just being more fluid, more together this week.” Rogers was on the receiving end of one of four Injured linebackers of Tyler Bray’s touchdown passes. The sophomore Linebackers Austin Johnson and Greg King signal-caller finished 17-of-30 for 258 yards and were both injured on Saturday. four touchdowns with one interception. Johnson, a projected starter at the “will” posiBray and Rogers, along with fellow sophomore tion, suffered a knee injury. King, one of the more Justin Hunter, helped lead the Vols’ offense in the physically impressive of the Vols’ ’backers who has last five games last season with highlight-reel battled numerous injuries for much of his career, plays, providing an optimistic look at the future. hurt his head or neck, according to Dooley. UT will again rely on the young players, especialThe extent of both injuries is not yet known. ly at the skill positions, in the upcoming year. “You always worry about what they call a sophOrange and White Game omore jinx,” UT wide receivers coach Charlie The Vols practice three more times this week Baggett said. “This being those guys’ second year before concluding spring practice this Saturday at and they have to take the full load, it’s a little bit their annual Orange and White Game. The spring different than last year when they came in and did finale begins at 2 p.m. on April 16, and “Fan Day” some clean-up work or did a few plays here and will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the there. It’s a little bit different when you’ve got to Haslam practice field. go full-time.” One of the few players returning who was a full-
Matthew McMurray Staff Writer With a cloud of red dust settling at home plate after Tennessee outfielder Charley Thurber tried to prevent a South Carolina runner from scoring at home, Tennessee head coach Todd Raleigh had some words for the umpire. Fans stood on their feet outraged, and though the confrontation appeared docile at the plate, Raleigh was ejected from the game. The scene largely described the Vols’ weekend series at home against the Gamecocks, one in which the Volunteers ended winless. The Vols (19-13, 2-10 SEC) battled with No. 3 South Carolina (26-4,10-2 SEC) all weekend, culminating with Raleigh’s ejection on Saturday. The Vols simply could not catch a break, losing the series in a sweep. Thursday The Diamond Vols drew their largest crowed since 2007 in the series premier showdown with the Gamecocks, but even with this support, they could not find a win, losing 4-0. Senior Vols pitcher Rob Catapano pitched 5.2 innings and fought with the Gamecocks the whole way. He allowed seven hits and three walks, while giving up 3 runs. “(Catapano) didn’t pitch good, but he battled,” Raleigh said. “His first-pitch strike percentage wasn’t good, his stuff wasn’t great, but if you can do what he did when you aren’t on top of your game, you’re doing pretty good. He battled unbelievably hard tonight, and he kept us in the game, so overall, I’m very pleased.” Tennessee had a total of seven hits but was never in scoring position to profit from any. Friday Junior lefty Steven Gruver opened for the Vols and controlled the tempo for most of Friday night, completing eight innings. He had four strikeouts and only allowed two runs during his time on the mound. Nevertheless, the offense couldn’t get it done and was shut out 2-0. Both runs were scored in the top of the sixth inning when Gamecock first baseman Christian
Waker connected with a pitch from Gruver and sent the ball over the left-field wall for a two-run homer. The Gamecocks out-hit UT by four, with senior Khayyan Norfork accounting for two of Tennessee’s hits, a single and a double. South Carolina’s pitching ultimately allowed the victory with sophomore Colby Holmes striking out seven batters and only allowing three hits. The score was 2-0 South Carolina. “(Holmes) has been throwing the ball really well, but that’s a spectacular performance — no question about it — on the road against a good offensive club,” South Carolina head coach Ray Tanner said. “I thought he got stronger as the game went on.” Saturday The Vols got off to an unfortunate beginning Saturday evening when junior starting pitcher Matt Ramsey left the game due to soreness in his right forearm. He struck out two batters before leaving, but the early push surmounted to nothing as the Vols dropped the third game of the series, 2-1. After the game in which he was ejected, Raleigh assessed Ramsey’s injury. “Just preliminary, it looks like he hurt his forearm, not his shoulder,” Raleigh said. “Which for pitchers is great news, but he hasn’t been evaluated by a doctor yet.” The game turned into a defensive battle; both teams had success in the pitching game but struggled to make contact. Tennessee committed one error, while South Carolina made it through the game perfect in the field. Gamecock freshman Forrest Koumas opened and pitched for 7 1/3 innings. He followed Holmes’ previous lead, notching seven strikeouts against the Vols. Koumas gave up a run the first inning, giving Tennessee the early lead, but the Vols could not find an opportunity to score the rest of the game. Despite a shoddy conference record for UT, Raleigh feels the Vols are preparing adequately for their contests. “I thought we had a good scout report again,” Raleigh said. “We knew what they were going to do and we told our guys, but I think we’re just trying too hard. We are just in a funk that I’ve never seen before here.”