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The UisfiVERsiTY of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 'Number 16 • February 2, 1999 

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Hot Mouth, 

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Popular Winterterm 
Program Here to Stay 

Winterterm, until this year 
an experimental pilot, will 
become a regular feature at 
College Park in 2000 due to the 
high interest and participation 
by students and faculty mem- 
bers in this year's program. 

"If you have over 2,000 stu- 
dents willing to take courses 
and over 75 faculty members 
willing to teach them, it seems 
like there is sufficient interest 
and demand to make this a 
regular feature " says Robert 
Hampton, dean for undergradu- 
ate studies. 

Winterterm was started last 
year with 50 courses. This year, 
the number of courses was 
increased to 80 and student 
participation increased by 
more than 800. 

As many as 1,950 students 
took courses on campus, 85 
students attended study abroad 
programs in six countries, 
including Costa Rica, Cuba, 
Mexico, Belize, Vietnam and 
Germany, and 350 students 
took business courses in 
Baltimore and Shady Grove. In 
reward for this extra time put 
In, some students can look for- 
ward to graduating on time. 

"By next year, I hope there 
will be more courses on cam- 
pus, and more international 
courses offered as part of win- 
terterm," says Hampton. 

The university decided to 
introduce winterterm when 
"we found that many students 
were going to other campuses 
to take courses — about 400 to 
500 of them. We decided to 
meet the need locally," says 
Hampton.The university also 
wanted to take advantage of 
the three-week period after 
the holidays and before the 
start of the spring semester, he 

The program was intro- 
duced as a pilot because the 
initiators were not sure of the 
reception it would get, and 
whether it could continue as a 
regular term. But now, follow- 
ing the huge response, wintert- 
erm is here to stay, Hampton 

Courses offered are mainly 
200-level undergraduate cours- 
es, though there are some 
graduate-level courses as well. 

Hampton says winterterm 

offers students several advan- 
tages. "As students take just 
one course and not five as in a 
regular semester, they can con- 
centrate on that one course," 
he says. 

Faculty members also can 
use winterterm to experiment 
with new courses never taught 
before, and innovative teaching 
methods. "1 am thinking out of 
the box here," Hampton says. 

Because class sizes during 
winterterm tend to be smaller 
than during regular semesters, 
there also is better student- 
teacher interaction. Says sociol- 
ogy professor John Pease, who 
taught a course in social strati- 
fication and equality this win- 
terterm: "I had a class of 21 stu- 
dents — during other semesters 
classes tend to be twice as 
large. I could give students 
more individual attendon as a 
course like the one I taught 
needs a lot of discussion" 

It also Is easier for students 
to do study abroad courses 
during winterterm. During a 
regular semester it would be 
impossible to go to another 
country and stay there for a 
while without creating a con- 
flict with other courses. But in 
winterterm the whole course 
can be moved to a foreign 
country and students can learn 
about subjects and events in 
the environment where they 
actually took place. 

For instance, during a 
course in tropical biology 
offered in Costa Rica, students 
learned about rainforest ecolo- 
gy, half-cycles, economics and 
agricultural impact, all while 
touring and visiting the rain- 

Students also can use win- 
terterm to take interesting 
courses in other departments. 
Gisleide Oliver, a student of 
business management, took a 
course in the department of 
family studies during wintert- 
erm."! love short-term cours- 
es," she says. "I wish we could 
do just one course every 
month — it helps one focus bet- 
ter on that particular subject." 

Questions have been raised, 
however, about the effecdve- 
ness of concentrating a course 
within three weeks. "Initially, 

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Welcome torn the President 

University Introduces New Home Page 

If you were watching the Maryland-Wake 
Forest basketball game last Sunday, you wit- 
nessed the first-ever showing of the university's 
new public service announcement, "What's so 
special about a research university?" Also made 
public at the end of that announcement was a 
web address,, that guides 
internet users to the university's brand new and 
improved University of Maryland home page. 

Although the site will be ever evolving, the 
new home page, pictured above, is up and run- 
ning. More details about the page and the rea- 
sons behind its development will follow in an 
upcoming edition of Outlook, For those of you 
who haven't seen the new page, here are just a 
few of the changes and major features of the 
new site: 

• a much better search engine that is more 
sophisticated and helps users find things quickly. 

• high frequency items (directories, admis- 
sions, calendar) located at the top of every page. 

• the university's identity featured front and 
center and also as a presence on every top-level 
or secondary page. Users will always know they 
are on a University of Maryland page. 

• top level pages organized by both topic 
and audience. Now there is information for stu- 
dents, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, business 
and government, etc. There also is information 
about various topics that a user might be look- 
ing for. 

• Seamless entry for both internal and exter- 
nal audiences who are very important users 
coming in and out of one site. 

• a clean, straightforward and spirited design, 
with university colors and many small pictures 
that rotate with seasons. A series of good news 
call outs appear in the left margin on secondary 
pages to highlight recent goals or accomplish- 
ments and testimonials about the university's 

■ a hot topics button that will rotate fre- 
quendy and keep high priorities and good news 
in a highly visible spot. 

• President Mote adding a human presence 
on the top level page, pictured in a casual, spirit- 
ed pose, accompanied by a welcome message. 

• heightened visibility for the Bold Vision, 
Bright Future Campaign for Maryland. 

• several fun features, including video clips 
and sound opdons (hear the marching band).AIso 
coming soon is the ability to send a Maryland 
postcard to a friend or alum, and the opportunity 
for alumni to update their addresses online. 

NOTE: Your e-mail address will not change 
as a result of this new site. Faculty, staff and 
students should note that the e-mail 
domain name is unaffected by the introduction 
of Both addresses get users to 
the home page and will 
not affect the way e-mail business is conducted 
on campus. 

2 Outlook February 2, 1999 

Inaugural Event Showcases 
Undergraduate Excellence 

As part of the inauguration festivities taking place in April, 
the Liliy/CTE Fellows and the Office of the Dean for 
Undergraduate Studies are sponsoring a conference, "Research, 
Performance and Practice: Showcasing Excellence in 
Undergraduate Scholarship "Wednesday, April 21. The day offers 
students an opportunity to participate in a professional activity 
familiar to faculty, but probably new to many students: that of 
sharing the results of their work with colleagues and friends in 
a formal conference setting. To encompass the wide range of 
scholarly endeavors, presentations will include short individual 
and collaborative project talks, poster presentations, artistic 
exhibits and short performances. 

To identify undergraduate students who have demonstrated 
excellence in their scholarly activities and encourage participa- 
tion in this campus-wide conference, organizers are asking for 
your help. Faculty are asked to invite students who have pro- 
duced an excellent project or performance through a campus 
program, internship or course to respond to the Call for 

All proposals must have a faculty member/mentor as a spon- 
sor. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16. Acceptances will be 
announced March 6. 

Research must have been conducted as part of a campus 
course, internship or program (such as the Undergraduate 
Research Assistant Program or the Ronald R McNair Post- 
Baccalaureate Achievement Program). Each proposal must be 
supported by a faculty member/mentor. Students who cannot 
readily secure their mentor's support should contact the Center 
for Teaching Excellence, 405-9368, for assistance. Participants 
will receive a "Showcasing Excellence" citation. 

Proposals should include the following information and be 
accompanied by a 250-word description: type of presentation 
(1 5-minute individual talk, 20-minute collaborative project talk, 
poster presentation, artistic exhibit or short performance), tide 
of presentation, presenter, address, telephone number, e-mail 
address, faculty member/mentor, faculty member mentor's e- 
mail address and faculty member/mentor's signature. 

Submit three copies to the Office of the Dean for 
Undergraduate Studies, 2130 Mitchell Building. 

Student Affairs Conference 
Brings New Ideas to the Field 

letter to the editor 

Dear Editor: 

In the article "Privatization Proposed for Bookstore" (Dec. 1 , 
1998 Outlook) it was mentioned that the issue of privatization 
of the Book Center had been brought before the College Park 
Senate by the administration. That impression needs to be cor- 

What actually happened is that during a breakfast meeting 
•with the President, Vice Presidents and Senate Executive 
Committee in February 1998, there was mention that privatiza- 
tion of the Book Center was under consideration. The discus- 
sion was brief and there was no follow-up. 

It was only because of a Diamondback article early in 
September, 1998, which indicated that privatization of the Book 
Center appeared to be imminent, that the Senate Executive 
Committee became aware of the timeliness of die issue and 
charged the Campus Affairs Committee to examine the issues 

Sincerely yours, 

Denny Gulick 

Chair, College Park Seriate 

Patrick Terenzmi 

Hundreds of professionals and others interest- 
ed in the field of student affairs will travel to the 
University of Maryland this month for what has 
become a much anticipated annual conference. 
This year's Maryland Student Affairs Conference, 
"Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Funtre," 
takes place Friday, Feb. 12, in the Stamp Student 
Union and features two 
respected keynote 
speakers: Patrick 
Terenzini, professor and 
senior scientist at the 
Center for the Study of 
Higher Education at The 
Pennsylvania State 
University, and Policy 
Ann McClure.Vice 
President and Chief 
Information Officer and 
professor of environ- 
mental sciences at the 
University of Virginia. 

In addition, 20 ses- 
sions will cover many 
cutting-edge issues, 
with several being pre- 
sented by esteemed col- 
leagues in leadership 
positions, says William 
L. "Bud"Thomas Jr. , 

Vice President for Student Affairs.These col- 
leagues include Patricia Florestano, Secretary of 
Higher Education for the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission and Charles Fey, Vice 
President for Student Affairs at the University of 
Maryland Baltimore County. 

In the early '70s, says Thomas, someone suggest- 
ed a regional conference for a wide range of staff 
working in the student affairs arena. After planning 
a variety of state-of-the- 
art activities and secur- 
ing a wide range of 
nationally reported 
speakers, the conference 
began in 1975, eventual- 
ly drawing people from 
D.C., Virginia, Delaware, 
New York, Pennsylvania 
and other states. 

"We're the largest one- 
day conference of this 
sort in the country," says 
Thomas, noting that 400 
to 600 people attend 
each year. 

In the student affairs 
field, conferences are an 
important professional 
development opportu- 
nity, says Thomas. "The 
person who first sug- 
gested we host a confer- 
ence of this sort had been to a similar one out 
west."This conference offers junior staff a tremen 
dous opportunity to attend a conference that 
does not require overnight travel or hotel fees, 
says Thomas, making it accessible both financially 
and regionally 

The University of Maryland's geographic loca- 
tion, combined with its reputation for preparing 

Polley Ann McClure 

and providing outstanding students to the field, 
makes it a natural place for hosting such an 
event, says conference chair Warren Kelley. 
Twenty-five conferences later it has become well 
known in the field. "Colleagues from the area 
would be disappointed if we didn't have this con- 
ference," says Thomas. 

Each year's theme 
varies, as does the committee 
that plans it. "We choose 
themes that are timely and of 
wide interest," says Thomas. 

The conference attracts 
a vibrant group of young pro- 
fessionals, both from here and 
other institutions, who hear 
new things and confirm for 
themselves new ways of doing 
things at their respective insti- 
tutions. Many of the partici- 
pants, including presenters, are 
doctoral students who get an 
introduction to what's happen- 
ing in student affairs. 

One of tills year's pre- 
senters, David Potter, provost of 
George Mason University, 
recently chaired a national, 
high-profile committee that 
looked at the work of academ- 
ic and student affairs divisions and agencies in 
higher education. The committee's published 
report, "Powerful Partnerships," wall be the focus 
of liis presentation. 

Also leading a session at the conference is 
Michael Freeman, dean of student affairs at St 
Mary's College of Maryland, who will discuss 
"Lessons from Guatemala." St. Mary's students travel- 
ing in Guatemala last spring had their bus hijacked 
and several students were raped. 
Freeman will discuss tile after- 
math of that incident and how 
the college worked through it. 
Many of the 20 concur- 
rent sessions are presentations 
fed by University of Maryland 
colleagues, experts in a variety 
of fields, such as Rodney 
Petersen (aITs),Tcrry Flannery 
(University Advancement), 
Laura Stapleton (Institutional 
Studies), John Zacker (Campus 
Judicial Programs) and Marsha 
Guenzler-Stevens (Stamp Union 
& Campus Programs). 

The day is packed with 
outstanding presentations and 
workshops. In addition, partici- 
pants can choose to tour the 
university's new Campus 
Recreation Center. 

Faculty and staff are 
invited to attend the conference, but should note 
the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 5- Late regis- 
tration fees will apply thereafter. The fee is $75 
for faculty and staff, and $35 for graduate stu- 
dents. To register, e-mail pschaecher@oz. or call Pat Schaecher at 314-8431. For 
more information visit the conference web site 
at: <www. inform, 


Outlook Is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University Advancement; 
Teresa Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart. Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes. Editor; 
Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; Vaishall Honawar, Graduate Assistant; Phillip Wirtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus Infor- 
mation are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 
20742. Telephone {301) 405-4629; e-mail; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at 

Ffcbmary 2, 1 999 Outlook 3 

CORE Requirements under Review 

More than a decade has passed since a group 
of faculty, staff and students took a Jong, hard 
look at undergraduate education on campus and 
concluded it should be improved. The commit- 
tee, headed by sociology professor John Pease, 
worked for two years gathering information, 
opinion and advice from hundreds of people 
affiliated with the cam- 

pus before submitting 
"Promises to Keep: The 
College Park Plan for 

From this report 
sprang the university's 
CORE Program, instituted 
in May 1990. Now a new 
committee is in place, 
tasked by Dean for 
Undergraduate Studies 
Robert Hampton, to con- 
duct a comprehensive 
review of the CORE 

"The CORE Program is 
not broken," says 
Hampton. "This commit- 
tee will look at the uni- 

versity's original goals, 

see where we've been successful and where we 
need improvement, and propose ways the pro- 
gram can be enhanced." 

The original goal, as stated in "Promises to 
Keep," Is to use integration to move the campus 
forward in its efforts to achieve academic excel- 
lence: integration of students more fully into the 
intellectual fife of the campus; integration of stu- 
dents into the global village; integration of the 

knowledge being acquired within disciplines; 
integration of the kinds of knowledge being 
acquired by studying different disciplines; and 
integration of the major more fully into the gen- 
eral education process of undergraduate study. 
Students currently are required to complete 
course work in four main areas: Fundamental 
Studies, Distributive 
Studies, Advanced Studies 
and Human Cultural 
Diversity. Fundamental 
Studies consist of three 
writing and math courses; 
three courses in humani- 
ties and the arts, three 
courses in math and the 
sciences, and three courses 
In social sciences and his- 
tory make up Distributive 
Studies; two 300-400 level 
courses outside a major 
field of study fill the 
Advanced Studies require- 
ment; and one course 
about women or minori- 
— Robert Hampton ties, non-Western culture 

or diversity complete the 
Human Cultural Diversity 
The CORE Program review committee is 
headed by engineering professor Tom Regan. 
Also on the committee are 11 other faculty 
members and ex-officio member Laura Slavin, 
director of CORE Planning and Implementation. 
Regan says he expects meetings to be held 
weekly until recommendations are delivered to 
Hampton May 1. 

"This committee will 
look at the university's 
original goals, see where 
we've been successful 
and where we need 
improvement, and pro- 
pose ways the program 
can be enhanced." 

Peace Corps Recognizes Top 
Volunteer-Producing Universities 

University of Maryland ranks in the Top 25 Peace Corps volunteer-producing universities, 
according to director Mark Gearan. 

The University of Wisconsin at Madison, with 1 16 graduates currently serving, tops the list, fol- 
lowed by the University of Colorado at Boulder with 91 volunteers and the University of 
Washington with 75. University of Maryland rounds out the list at number 24 with 43 Terps cur- 
rently serving as volunteers abroad. 

"Together, these colleges and the Peace Corps 
share a strong relationship," Gearan says."We 














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hope to continue the spirit in the months 
ahead and as we work to recruit a new gen 
eration of Peace Corps volunteers who will 
be serving overseas when the next millenni- 
um arrives." 

Historically the university has been die 
largest recruiter of Peace Corps volunteers in 
die North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 
region, according to Joe Collins, the university's 
Peace Corps recruiter. As part of a pilot project, ' 
last semester, the Peace Corps set up an office 
on campus to enlist interested students. 

This year the Peace Corps will recruit more 
volunteers than in the past 25 years, due to an 
eight percent budget increase that brought die 
agency's annual budget to $240 million. More than 
400 additional volunteers will be recruited in 
1999, most in education and health, bringing the 
total number of volunteers to more than 7,400, 
the highest total since the end of 1974. 

Currently, nearly 6,700 Peace Corps volun- 
teers are serving in 80 countries to help fight 

hunger, bring clean water to communities, teach 

children and help start new businesses. Since 1961, 

more than 1 50,000 American have joined the Peace Corps and the University of Maryland is 

home to 25 faculty and staff who are returned Peace Corps' volunteers. For more information on 

Peace Corps opportunities, call 3145013. 


Broglio Listens to Clerical and 
Secretarial Staff Concerns 

There is a helping hand on campus for clerical and secretar- 
ial staff members confronted with concerns and issues at 
work, and it belongs to Paula Broglio, elected representative 
for clerical and secretarial staff for College Park Senate. 

However, says Broglio, not many on campus even know her 
position exists, and she does not hear at all from the staff she 
represents. "1 do know from hearsay that staff members are 
confronted with several problems — only no one brings diem 
to me because they don't know I am here," she says. 

Broglio, an administrative assistant at the Maryland English 
Institute, was elected to the Senate last September. But she has 
found "too often the staff voice jsn't heard because the staff 
are not speaking." 

She points out that she can handle any issue or complaint 
from the staff, including, for example, concerns about dental 
insurance on campus, or the need 
for the evaluation of bosses by sub- 

"I've heard many people say 'why 
speak out, no one listens; why both- 
er, nodiing will happen .'The reason 
nothing happens is because they are 
not talking to their representative. I 
want people to know I am their rep- 
resentative. I want to hear their con- 
cerns, problems and issues so I can 
make those people who make deci- 
sions aware," she says. 

Once an issue is brought in front 
of her, Broglio will present it to the 

executive committee which will review the issue and refer it 
to a standing committee that will investigate it.The commit- 
tee's decision will be forwarded back to the executive com- 
mittee which will then send it to the floor of the Senate for 
information, discussion or a vote. 

Broglio can be contacted by phone at 405-8634 and by e- 
mail at 

Paula Broglio 

Study Skills Program 
Offered for High Schoolers 

High school juniors and 
seniors who 
want to get a 
"running start" 
on college can 
sharpen their 
study skills 
and learn 
about cam- 


through the College-Bound 
Program, set to begin Feb. 22 at 
die University of Maryland. 

Sponsored by the Learning 
Assistance Service of the 
Counseling Center, the three- 
month program builds skills 
essential for success in col- 
lege, including techniques for 
tackling college text books, 
I writing, note-taking, time man- 
agement and test-taking strate- 
j gies. 

"We find that many students 
' struggle through their first few 
| semesters in college because ■ 
\ they have not mastered these , 
skills * says Shirley Browner, 
program coordinator. "The 
College-Bound Program helps 
prepare high school students 
to manage the academic rigors 
of the university from day 

Academic skills counselors 
work with 
ly and in 
using spe- 
that reflect 
the kind of 
challenges students will face in 
college.The program also 
includes a session on the use 
of the university's research 

Students will get a taste of 
college life by sitting in on a 
university class and participat- 
ing in group discussion with 
Maryland students. 

The College-Bound Program 
is aimed at high school juniors 
and seniors interested in going 
to college. Sessions meet 
Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. through May 24,The 
fee of $225 may be paid over 
the course of the program. 

Application information is 
available by contacting the 
Counseling Center's Learning 
Assistance Service at 314-7693. 

4 Outlook February 2, 1999 

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Your Guide to University Events 
February 2-12 

February 2 

" 1 1 a.m.-2 p.m. Career Scries: 
Celebrate the start of a semester's 
worth of career-related activities 
sponsored by the Career Center in 
partnership with other campus 
colleges and departments. Stamp 
Student Union, Southeast Lobby. 

Gcf 4 p.m. Physics Department 
Lecture: "The Enigma of Chira] 
Asymmetry: How Does It Arise and 
How Does It Propagate?" Dilip 
Kondepudi, chemistry professor. 
Wake Forest University. 1410 
Physics Bldg. 5-5945. 

* 3:30 p.m. Career Series: 
"Market Yourself: How to Prepare 
for the Career and Job Fair." 0109 
Hornhake Library, South Wing. 

February 3 

— 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Law 
Enforcement Career Fair: Meet 
directly with recruiters, including: 
Maryland National Capital Park 
Police, Baltimore Co. Police Dept., 
NIH Police Dept.. and Rockville 
City Police Dept. Van Munching 
Hall, Smith School of Business. 

&T Noon. MOCB Graduate 
Program Spring 1999 Seminar 
Series, "Regulation of Gene 
Expression in Abscission - 
Separation of Plant Organs." 1 208 
Zoology/ Psychology Bldg. 5-8422 

H 1 p.m." How to Access Terp 
Online." Holzapfel Hall; Career 
Center Multi Purpose Room. 

* 4 p.m. Career Series: "Market 
Yourself: How to Prepare for the 
Career and Job Fair." 0105 
Hombake Uhrary, South Wing. 

as 4 p.m. Astronomy 
Colloquium ^Reconstructing 
Gravitational Lenses: Some Theory. 
Some Mass Maps and Some 
Inferences About HO," Prasenjit 
Saha, Oxford University. 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

February 5 

S 1:30p.m." How to Access Terp 
Online." Holzapfel Hall; Career 
Center Multi-Purpose Room. 


n 8 p.m.'Happy Birthday Mozart," 
featuring a variety of faculty artists 
including Evelyn Elsing (cello), Mark 
Hill (oboe), Robert McCoy (piano), 
David Salness (violin), along with 
Wei Jiang (viola) and the Coolidge 
Quartet; part of the Artist 
Scholarship Benefit Scries. tflrich 
Recital HallTawes Bldg. 5-1 150.* 

February 6 

J^7:30 p.m/Hot Mouth," perfor- 
mance by a four-member a cappella 
group and post-concert question and 
answer session immediately follow- 
ing. Tawes Bldg. 5-7847.* 

February 7 

n 8 p.m. "Happy Birthday 
Mozart ."featuring a variety of faculty 
artists including Evelyn Elsing (cello), 
Mark Hill (oboe), Robert McCoy 
(piano), David Salness (violin), along 
with Wei Jiang (viola) and the 
Coolidge Quartet. Part of the Artist 
Scholarship Benefit Series. Ulricli 
Recital HallTawes Bldg. 5-1 150." 

February 8 

SB Noon, "How to Access Terp 
Online," Holzapfel Hall; Career Center 
Multi-Purpose Room. 4-7225. 

Gcf 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium: 
"The Milky Way as a Cannibal: What 
was for Breakfast? What is for Lunch? 
What will be for Dinner?" Kathryn 
Johnston, Institute for Advanced 
Studies. 2324 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. 

^t/^ 4 p.m. Committee on the 
History and Philosophy of 
Science/Physics Department: 
"Quantum Mechanics and Locality," 
Sandu Popescu. Newton Institute, 
Cambridge University, U.K. 1111 Plant 
Sciences Bldg. 

February 9 

H 1 p.m. "How to Access Terp 
Online." Holzapfel Hall; Career Center 
Multi-Purpose Room. 4-7225. 

2 p.m. Web Clinic (sponsored hy 
aTTS). Armory. <www.inform. 
umd . edu/WebClinics> 

&f 4 p.m. Physics Department 
Lecture: "Massive Black Holes and the 
LISA Gravitational Wave Mission," 
Peter Bender, fellow for Joint Institute 
for Laboratory Astrophysics, 
University of Colorado. 1410 Physics 
Bldg. 5-5945. 

J>7 p.m. Concert by The Guameri 
String Quartet. An open rehearsal in 
which the quartet will be reading 
through Schumann's Opus 4 1 , No. 3, 
in A Major, and Dvorak's String 
Quartet in Aflat Minor, Op 105. 
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Bldg. 

Infuse die sounds of a cappella doowop, hip- 
hop and world beat with some Gregorian 
chants, R&B, classical, rock and jazz 
and you have the vocal styling of Hot 
Mouth.The four-member group performs 
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Tawes 

Hot Mouth premiered in New York 
City in 1992 and has garnered critical 
praise for their unique sound. Their post 
modern a cappella oratorio performance 
of " yousaywhatimeanbu twhatyoumeanis- 
notwhatisaid," created by Hot Mouth 
composer Grisha Coleman, a former 
member of the Urban Bush Women, 
embraces humor, conflict, joy and pain 
and re combines musical traditions into 
an adventurous mixture of song and 

The event is sponsored by the Concert 
Society at Maryland and co-sponsored by the 
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education. 

For ticket information, call 405-7847. 

To kick off its 1999 spring 
season, the Concert Society 
Is extending a special offer 
to university faculty and 
staff. Starting with the Hot 
Mouth Concert on Saturday, Feb. 
6, faculty and staff who purchase 
one regular full-price ticket for any of the spring con- 
certs on campus will receive one additional compli- 
mentary ticket of equal or lesser value. This offer 
extends to pre-concert seminars. For more informa- 
tion or to charge tickets by phone, call 405-7847 and 
mention this announcement, or e-mail 

February 10 

w 1 1 a.m. - 3 p.m. Career Series: 
"Resumania," a program where 
employers critique resumes. Career 
Center, ground floor. Holzapfel Hall, 
Students call 5-56 1 6, employers call 

&/~' 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium: 
"Probing Supermassive Black Holes 
with X-ray Spectroscopy," Chris 
Reynolds. University of Colorado. 2400 
Computer and Space Sciences Bldg, 

£S 7 p.m. Creative Writing at the 
University of Maryland, Writers Here 
and Now - Spring Readings: Paul 
Muldoon, author of Meeting the 
/Jr/ttsfc.Graduate Reserves Room, 
McKeldin library. 5-3820. 

Wf 8 p.m. University Theatre: 
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve 
Martin. One of America's favorite 
comedians delivers a hilarious tale 
about the meeting of some of the 
great (and not-sogreat minds) of the 
early 20th Century. Pugliese Theatre, 
Tawes Bldg. 5-2201.' 

February 11 

W 8 p.m. University Theatre: 

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve 
Martin. One of America's favorite 
comedians delivers a hilarious tale 
about the meeting of some of the 
great (and not-so-great minds) of the 
early 20th Century, Pugliese Theatre, 
Tawes Bldg. 5-2201.* 

February 12 

A/ 1 8 a.m,-5 p.m. "Lessons from 
the Past, Visions for the Future," 25th 
Annual Maryland Student Affairs 
Conference featuring keynote speak- 
ers Patrick Terenzini and Policy Ann 
McClure. Stamp Student Union, 
4£43 1." 

B 1:30 p.m. Career Series: "Market 
Yourself: How to Prepare for the 
Career and Job Fair," 01 03 tiornbake 
Uhrary, South Wing. 5-5616. 

W 8 p. m , Uni versity Theatre: 
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve 
Martin .One of America's favorite 
comedians delivers a hilarious tale 
about the meeting of some of the 
great (and not-so^reat minds) of the 
early 20th Century. Pugliese Theatre, 
Tawes Bldg. 5-2201.* 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the 
prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless 
noted by an asterisk (*). Calendar information for Oittfook is com- 
piled from a combination of inforM's master calendar and submis- 
sions to the Outlook office. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 
or e-mail Outlook@accmail. 

February 2, 1999 Outlook 5 



Focus on Diversity 

February 2 

6-8 p.m. Game Night. Join the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center for 
an evening of fun and excite- 
ment. Show off your billiard 
skills and your card tricks. A 
truly exciting way to meet new 
people and promote unity. 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

February 3 

7:30-9:30 a.m. "Good Morning, 
Commuters!" hosted by the 
Diversity Initiative. Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union. Contact 
Jamie Feehery-Simmons, 5- 
2562 or jfl56@umail.umd. edu. 

6-8 p.m. Film & Discussion. 
Joes Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We 
Cut Heads & Hair Piece-A Film 
For Nappyheaded People. 
Multipurpose Room, 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

7:30p.m. Lecture on "Early 
America Revisited: Africans in 
America before Columbus." 
Ivan Van Sertima, Professor of 
African Studies at Rutgers 
University, will lecture on this 
topic, based on his latest book. 
Art /Sociology Building. 
Contact Debbie Jones, 5-101 1 , 

February 5 

12-2p.m. Phat Phriday Concert. 
A free live blues concert open 
to the campus featuring 
BhiesWorksTrio. McDonald's 
Dining Area, Stamp Student 
Union. Contact Amy Duhaime 
or Liam Dunfey, 4-7174. 

February 6 

7:30p.m. Hot Mouth: "yousay- 
notwhaiisaid."A unique a cap- 
pella musical experience 
encompassing everything from 
Gregorian chants to R&B, clas- 
sical to jazz, rock, hip-hop, doo- 
wop and world-beat. Cost: $15- 
$25 regular, $12.50-$22.50 
senior, $9-50-$22.50 students 
with TD.Tawes Theatre. Contact 
Tickets/Info., 5-7847. 

February % 

68 p.m. Its Blackademic. Come 
join the Black Student Union 
for an evening of fun and 
excitement. Show off your 
knowledge of the African 
Diaspora. This event is a great 
way to meet new people and 
promote unity. Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Contact NCC, 

on Diversity 

Did you know the universi- 
ty's Diversity Initiative is five 
years old this year? 

Check out our new "Student 
Link to the Diversity Initiative" 
on the World Wide Web at 

February 10 

12-1 p. m. "Promoting Your 
Children's Development in 
Violent Neighborhoods: An 
African-American Family 
Strengths Model." A family stud- 
ies brownbag seminar describ- 
ing University-Head Start collab- 
oration to reduce community 
violence and promote positive 
outcomes for young African 
American children and families 
in violent neighborhoods. 
Room 1206, Marie Mount Hall, 
Contact Suzanne Randolph, 
Sally Koblinsky, or Debra 
Roberts, 5-3672. Debate: "African 
American Leadership for the 
Present and the Future," featur- 
ing Julianne Malveaux and 
Armstrong Williams and moder- 
ated by Ronald Walters. 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

Driers ityHtUt i a ti ve 


February 11 

6-9 p.m. Blues Jam Session. This 
jam session will feature local 
blues artist Bluesworks Trio 
and international blues record- 
ing artist Chicago Beau. 
Multipurpose Room, 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

February 15 

4:3O6:30p.m. Diversity and 
Community in American Life: 
"The Bucks Stopped Here: 
Eugenics, Sterilization and the 
Case of Buck v. Bell." Paul 
Lombardo, director, Center for 
Mental Health Law at the 
Institute of Law, Psychiatry and 
Public Policy, University of 
Virginia. light refreshments will 
be provided. Room 1412 
(Rouse Room), Van Munching 
Hall. Contact Steven Selden, 
5-3566 or Daria Crouch, 5-3567. 

February 17 

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 22nd Annual 
Multi-Ethnic Snident Career & 
Job Fair. Targets Maryland's 
diverse and talented students. 
•Important note: Students are 
required to register and attend 
one of the preparation seminars. 
Stamp Student Union. Contact 
Career Center, (Students) 5-5616 
and (Employers) 4-7225 for 
more information. Co-sponsored 
by the Career Center and the 
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student 

6B p.m. Film & Discussion. "400 
Years WithoutA Comb:The 
Inferior Seed," Multipurpose 
Room," Nyumburu Cultural 
Center. Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

February 18 

2-4p.m. "Social Capital and 
Social Trust," Robert Putnam, 
Harvard University and EJ. 
Dionne, The Washington Post. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Contact BSOS 
Dean's Office, 5-1679. 

3-5 p.m."A Political Guide for 
Information Leaders in the 21st 
Century," Congressman Major 

Owens. Multipurpose 
Room, Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Sponsored 
by the College of Library and 
Information Sciences. 

4: 30-6: 30p.m. Black Cultural 
Dinner. Each year during Black 
History Mondi, Nyumburu 
Cultural Center and Dining 
Services present their annual 
Cultural Dinner, an authentic 
evening that reflects the identi- 
ty and experience of African- 
Americans. This night will be 
filled with entertainment and 
mouth-watering food. Special 
guest entertainment provided 
by the Legendary Orioles, 
Person to Person Band, and 
Three Shades of Black. South 
Campus Dining Hall and 
Denton Dining Hall. Contact 
NCC, 47758. 

7 p.m. Third Thursday, Good 
music and poetry will be pro- 
vided with a side order of soul 
food for your enjoyment. Poets 
should include one piece cen- 
tered around something or 
someone of historical signifi- 
cance. Multipurpose Room, 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

February 24 

10. am .-4p.m. Community 
Service Corner at Take Another 
Look Fair. More than 30 diverse 
community agencies from 
Washington, D.C. will be on 
hand to provide the university 
community information about 
volunteer opportunities. Grand 
Ballroom Lounge, Stamp 
Student Union. Contact Megan 
Cooperman, 5-0741. 

3-5 p.m. "Exploring Our 
Heritage and Appreciating the 
Culture of Others." In celebra- 
tion of black history month, a 
panel of students and others 
with different cultural back- 
grounds will share personal 
anecdotes, artifacts, food and 
music that are traditional with- 
in their cultures in order to 
better the relationship among 
individuals of different ethnici- 
ties. This event is free and 
open to everyone. Office of 

Student Education, 
1101 Hornbake 
Library. Contact Ricia 
Weiner, 5-5623 or 

February 25 

4-6p.m.A Panel Discussion: 
"The Black Panther Party 
Reconsidered." The Afro- 
American Studies Department 
presents tills panel discussion 
with the following panelists: 
Ollie Johnson, Afro-American 
Studies Program, Charles Jones, 
Chair of African American 
Studies, Georgia State 
University and Tracy Matthew's, 
assistant professor of African 
Studies, University of 
Massachusetts. Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Contact 
Michelle Denevan, 5-1 1 58. 

8 p.m. Poetry:An Evening with 
Maya. SEE Productions and vari- 
ous campus organizations and 
departments will host an 
evening with the world famous 
author, poet, actress Maya 
Angelou, Ritchie Coliseum. 
Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

February 28 

5 p.m. Black History Month 
Closing Celebration. The Black 
Student Union, NAACP and 
Nyumburu Cultural Center pre- 
sent their third annual Closing 
Ceremony catered by Levis Soul 
Food Restaurant. Multipurpose 
Room, Nyumburu Cultural 
Center. Contact NCC, 4-7758. 

To place your event in March's 
"Focus on Diversity" calendar, 
e-mail information to Jamie 
Feehery-Simmons at jfl56@ or fax (301) 
314-9992 no later than Feb. 16. 
If you have any questions, 
please call (301) 405-2562. 

Calendar brought to you by 
the Diversity Initiative. 

6 Outlook February 2, 1999 

Early America Revisited: 

Author Van 

Addresses Campus 

In celebration of Black History Month, the 
Committee on Africa and the Americas hosts 
Ivan Van Sertima in a conversation about his 
recent book "Early America Revisited," a follow- 
up to his earlier work, "They Came Before 
Columbus." The lecture takes place Wednesday, 
Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2203 in the Art & 
Sociology Building. A book signing and recep- 
tion will follow the presentation and is open to 
the public. 

"Early America Revisited" documents and pro- 
vides a carefully balanced case for travel to the 
Americas by Africans from the Mandingo empire 
of Mali, before Columbus' voyages, as well as for 
an Egyp to-Nubian presence in both Central and 
South America before die Christian era. At die 
same time, according to Irving Horowitz, former 
editor of Society magazine, Van Sertima "s work in 
no way denies the importance of the Columbus 
voyages for opening up a European path to the 
New World, changing the economic and politi- 
cal scope of the world for the future. 

According to the research in his latest book. 
there is an anthropological and ethnographic 
dimension to the process of discovery, one in 
which black Africans played a central role. 
Throughout his book, Van Sertima marshals liter— r ( 
ary and pictorial evidence to illustrate his points. B 

"Van Sertima *s works are an important and 
necessary part in piecing together the puzzle of 
Africa, Africans in the Americas and African 
American history as we have come to know and 
understand it," says Carta Peterson, chair of the 
Committee on Africa and the Americas. "The 
Pre-Columbian discoveries serve as a catalyst for 
scholars to begin re-exaniining and exploring 
contemporary understanding of cultural con- 
tacts among civilizations.'' 

Van Sertima makes it plain "Early America 

Revisited" is more than an assertion of evidence 
about the physical presence of Africans in pre- 
Columbian America; it is a study of how two 
people and cultures can lead to cross fertiliza- 
tion. It also indicates the borrowing of artifacts 
and ideas does not constitute a claim that the 
outsider is superior to the native, or that indige- 
nous cultures are insignificant. Such relation- 
ships between cultures can be unpleasant as 
well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensu- 
al. But, whatever the character of the interac- 
tion, its very existence merits awareness. 

Many claims have been made over the years 
by notable scholars and most have been dis- 
tuissed. Some of these claims have foiled 
becavise they offered no corroboration from 
multiple sources. Unlike many scholars before 
liim,Van Sertima has crossed disciplines to pro- 
vide evidence for his claims. In "Early America 
Revisited," he incorporated botany (cotton), lin- 
guistics (the origin of the word guanin), metal- 
lurgy (the metal alloys in the spears the blacks 
gave the Americans in trade), navigation (African 
boats tested on the Adantic), oceanography (the 
currents that provided an easy circular route for 
the pre-Columbian West African trade) and 
archaeology (new skeletal finds in the Caribbean 
of Africans dated I2S0A.D.) to establish his 
claim on a scientific basis. This, Van Sertima 
affirms, is his original contribution to the subject 
""at" the end of a century of speculation. 

Van Sertima, noted literary critic, linguist and 
anthropologist, is professor of African Studies at 
Rutgers University and has been a visiting pro- 
fessor at Princeton University He is editor of 
the Journal of African Civilizations and has 
published several major anthologies that have 
influenced the development of a new multicul- 
tural curriculum in the United States. 

UGST Wraps Gifts of 
Knowledge for America Reads 

Members of the Office of Undergraduate Studies signed and 

gift-wrapped 400 books for children participating In the 

America Reads program. The event took place In Anne 

Arundel Hall last December. The university ts a charter school 

for the America Reads program, which alms to ensure that 



child can 

read by the 

end of third 


Popular Winterterm Program Here to Stay 

continued from page i 

there was some controversy 
with faculty members saying 
that even the six-week sum- 
mer session was not enough, 
and how could we even think 
of accommodating an entire 
course in three weeks," says 

The key is to try and under- 
stand how students work, he 
says. "Some students are more 
likely to learn quicker from a 
short-term intensive course, 
while others might take 
longer. But we have a system 
that decides how long stu- 
dents should take to learn a 
particular subject." 

Pease finds the short dura- 
tion of winterterm does not 
give students enough time to 
think about and work on the 
subject being taught "During 
regular terms you have time 
for assignments, reading... but 
winterterm goes by so quick- 
ly." Also, as he points out, if a 
student fell sick and took a 
week to recover, he or she 
would end up missing several 
classes during winterterm. 

But these minor disadvan- 

tages aside, Pease says wintert- 
erm works, "especially for 
more advanced, mature stu- 
dents, though it might be less 
satisfactory for new students 
as the courses are very 

For winterterm, the univer- 
sity maintained course struc- 

tures within the regular acade- 
mic framework. Each instruc- 
tor drew up a syllabus, stu- 
dents were graded according 
to performance, and given 
exams. Some of the courses 
were as intensive as six hours 
a day, five days a week. 
However, not all colleges 

offered winterterm courses. 
According to Hampton, the 
classes offered depend mainly 
on faculty initiative. While fac- 
ulty members who teach class- 
es during winterterm are given 
a financial incentive, it is up to 
them to come forward and 
offer to teach during the break. 

Because winterterm activi- 
ty is not state-funded, it has to 
pay for itself. This means there 
are no scholarships and tuition 
remissions and most students 
pay from their pockets for 

This year, however, the uni- 
versity awarded specially 
designed winterterm scholar- 
ships to 20 students using the 
money held over from last 
year's winterterm. Two stu- 
dents on study abroad pro- 
grams also received financial 
support from the university. "It 
is our belief that winterterm 
courses, specially the study 
abroad programs, shouldn't be 
reserved for only those who 
can afford to pay," Hampton 

In the future, he says, there 
is a likelihood of some change 
in admission policy that will 
subsidize fees. "But until we 
have a track record, there is no 
way to find out how or if we 
can subsidize." 




February 2, 1999 Outlook 7 

The FOLA Program 

From Armenian and Hindi, to Swahili, Persian 
and Turkish, for two decades the university's 
FOLA program has helped educate hundreds of 
students in languages not typically offered in a 
university setting. "The FOLA program provides 
a unique opportunity for students who wish to 
study a less commonly taught language through 
the self instructional format " says Naime 
Yaramanoglu, coordinator of FOLA. 

FOLA, founded by French professor William 
MacBain, began in 1978 with an 18-month pilot 
grant from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. The program uses the self-instruc- 
tional format of learning where, instead of 
spending hours in class with a lecturer, FOLA 
students use audiotapes and textbooks to learn 
the specified language. The classes are not only 
open to students, but also are available to uni- 
versity faculty and staff as well. 

"It's self instructional, but it's not indepen- 
dent study," says Yaramanoglu. "Text, tape and 
tutor are the diree principles of the course." 

At least once each week students must meet 
with a tutor who is an educated native speaker 
of the particular language and encourages the 
students to put their studies to use talking in 
the language they're learning. "The tutors have a 
crucial role because books don't talk back to 
you and tapes don't either," Yaramanoglu says. 

Because exams and papers aren't part of the 
FOLA curriculum, at the end of the semester a 
certified language specialist tests students with 
a final oral exam. 

FOLA offers a number of 3-credit and 6-credit 
(elementary to intermediate) classes each 
semester according to student demand. 
Languages the program offers include: 

• Hungarian 

• Tagalog 

• Vietnamese 

• Turkish 

• Urdu 

• Egyptian Arabic 

• Hindi 
■ Polish 

• Dutch 

• Persian 

• Swahili 

Yaramanoglu says a majority of the students 
are heritage language learners who take the 
classes to better communicate with friends and 
family in their native language. She says the stu- 
dents also take the classes because of interest in 
a particular country. 

"For the heritage language learner, it gives 
them a sense of belonging and validation by 
knowing the language of their family," 
Yaramanoglu says. 

Currently the most popular classes are in the 
Hindi language. In past semesters, FOLA offered 
both Korean and Modern Greek, but because 
the classes were in high demand they were 
moved to traditional classroom instruction pro- 

While FOLA has essentially maintained the 
same goals of quality and excellence during the 
last 20 years, Yaramanoglu says in the future the 
program plans to continue to offer the lan- 
guages that students are interested in learning. 

For more information, call 405^046. 


FOLA Celebrates 20th Anniversary 

Outlook Publication Schedule 


• February 2 

□ March 30 

□ February 9 

□ April 6 

□ February 16 

□ April 13 

□ February 23 

□ April 20 

□ March 2 

□ April 27 

a March 9 

□ May 4 

□ March 16 

□ May 11 J 

Spring Break 

□ May 18 

Summer Sports 

The College of Health and Human Performance is once 
again sponsoring a three-week summer sports activity pro- 
gram, June 21 through July 9 (they will be open July 5). 
Children will participate Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. 
to noon, in soccer, softball, tennis, racquetball, basketball, 
lacrosse, aquatics, fun and fitness activities. Age groups: 5-7 
years old; 8-10 years old; and 1 1-16 years old. 

Children ages 7-16 enrolled in the morning Summer 
Sports Program have the opportunity to participate in a 

Computer Science Program. This program 
will be offered Monday through Friday 
from 1-4:30 p.m. to the first 30 chil- 
dren registered. 

The fee is $70 per week per child 
per program (children participating in 
both programs will bring a lunch and eat together 
with supervision between programs). Please enclose an 
additional $15 non-refundable registration fee per child with 
your registration slip below. 

If additional information is needed, please call Elizabeth 
Brown at 405-2503- 


Please register my son/daughter for the following: 

Summer Sports Program (9 a.m. -noon) $70/wk 

week 1 _week 2 week 3 

Computer Science Program (1-4:30 pm.) $70/wk 

_week 1 _week 2 week 3 

Please enclose a check payable to 
The University of Maryland by June 1 
for the total cost plus a $15 non- 
refundable fee for each child. Send 
form and check to: 

Dr. Elizabeth Brown, 

2353 HHP Building #255 

University of Maryland 

College Park.MD 20742-2611 
Upon receipt of the registration fee the medical form and 
other pertinent information will be forwarded. 

Name of child: _^ 

Birthdate & age ' 

College of Arts and Humanities Dean James Harris, along with FOLA Founder William MacBain, 
FOLA Director Naime Yaramanoglu and guests gathered last fall to celebrate the 20th anniversary 
of the language program. 

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8 Outlook February 2, 1999 

for your 

events • lectures ■ s 

i n a r s • awards' ect 

Spring Dancing 

The Creative Dance Lab, sponsored 
by the department of dance, presents a 
10-week spring session beginning Feb, 
6. Saturday classes include Creative 
Dance for 4-6 year olds. Basics in 
Modern Dance for 7-11 year olds, 
Modern Dance Technique and Yoga for 
teens and adults and Choreography for 
teens and adults. Modern 
Dance and Yoga also will be 
offered on Thursday 
evenings, as well as 
an improvisation and 
workshop for 
teens and adults. 
All classes will be work- 
ing toward a perfor- 
mance on April 24 fea- 
turing director Liz 
Roliand, her improvisation 
ensemble and guest artists including 
Kinetics Dance Theatre. 

Each semester Creative Dance Lab 
introduces students to new and excit- 
ing aspects of modern dance tech- 
nique, movement improvisation and 
choreographic composition, Teens and 
adults are offered the opportunity to 
rehearse and perform with a small 
company of professional dancers in the 
Thursday evening improvisation and 
performance workshop.The Yoga class- 
es emphasize fundamental modern 
dance technique, body alignment and 
muscle strengthening, as well as 
stretching and relaxation through yoga 
postures and breathing techniques. 
Students may register by mail.To 
receive a brochure and registration 
form, call 405-7039. For more informa- 
tion, visit their website at 
<www. citi . net/ski/cdl> . 

Looking at Law School? 

"The Law School Experience: What 
Law School is Really Like," is the topic 
of the Feb. 4 lecture sponsored by 
LHPAO and the department of govern- 
ment and politics. The lecture takes 
place inTydings Hall Room 0102 from 
3:30-5 p.m. 

Moderated by pre-law adviser Bruce 
Adelson, the panel discussion will feature 
faculty and staff from George Washington 
University, Suffolk University and the 
University of Maryland School of Law. 

Free Therapy for Volunteers 

Graduate students, faculty and staff: 
If you are feeling anxious or depressed, 
and can spare two hours a week, you 
may be eligible to receive 12-15 ses- 
sions (one session per week) of free 
therapy throughout the Spring 1999 
semester by participating in a study of 

the therapy process in the department 
of psychology. 

For more information, contact Jason 
Zack at 405-5820 or 

p-jzack@bss3 , 

Get the Word Out 

Sponsoring an upcoming event, 
receiving an award, working on inter- 
esting research and need a Uttle help 
with promotion? It starts with just a 
fax or an e-mail. 

The Flagship Channel produces a 
television program called "UMTV" 
about university events, people and 
departments. To be considered for an 
upcoming episode of "UMTV fax or e- 
mail your information at least one 
month in advance to: UMTV at 405- 
0496 or 

"UMTV" can be seen on campus 
cable channel 38 or in more than 
400,000 homes on channels 59/12 in 
Montgomery County or 32A/30B in 
Prince Georges County. 

VICTOR Moves to the Web 

The University of Maryland Libraries 
recently unveiled Web access to VIC- 
TOR, the online catalog. VICTORWeb 
can be accessed through the Libraries' 
home page at 

<> under 
"Electronic Resources" or directly at 
<victorweb . lib . umd . edu : 9000> . 

VICTORWeb provides access to the 
libraries' holdings of books, periodicals 
and other materials. Search results can 
be saved via a personal list manager 
and e-mailed to the patron. Telnet 
access to the text-based online catalog 
is still available through the home 

For questions on how to search 
VICTORWeb, contact the Information 
and Research Services Desk at 
McKeldin Library at 405-9075. 

Millennium Speakers Needed 

The Maryland Commission for 
Celebration 2000 and the Maryland 
Humanities Council are seeking experts 
in the humanities, arts or sciences for 
the Millennium Speakers Bureau. 
Selected speakers will make presenta- 
tions throughout the state on subjects 
related to the future and to Maryland's 
unique contributions to history. 

Applicants should "possess an 
advanced degree, may be teachers in 
higher education, researchers, writers, 
creative artists or professionals in the 
arts, humanities or sciences "They also 
must have experience in public speak- 
ing and be willing to travel throughout 
the state and give four presentations. 
Applicants should tie Maryland resi- 
dents or work in Maryland. Speakers 

will receive an honorarium and travel 

Written applications must be post- 
marked by Feb. 15 and include a one- 
page cover letter with name, address 
and home and work phone numbers, 
title and short summary of the pro- 
posed presentation, and a resume that 
includes information about speaking 
experience. Applications should be 
mailed to: Millennium Speakers Bureau, 
Maryland Humanities Council, 601 N. 
Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201- 

Call for Volunteers 

The Maryland English Institute, part 
of the College of Arts and Humanities, 
provides full- and part-time English lan- 
guage instruction to international stu- 
dents on campus. One of the classes 
offered, English Pronunciation, is 
required for some international teach- 
ing assistants before they can teach 
classes, labs or recitation sections. 

This semester, the English 
Pronunciation instructor plans to 
assign an interview project. Each stu- 
dent will plan, conduct, transcribe and 
analyze two brief interviews during the 
semester, in order to have a positive 
experience interacting in English with 
a faculty or staff member who is a 
native speaker of the language. 

MEI is looking for volunteers to par- 
ticipate in the project. Each volunteer 
will be interviewed one time by one 
student, at his or her convenience. 
Anyone who would like to volunteer 
for the interview project should con- 
tact the instructor, Nina Liakos, by 
e-mail (NL5@umail) or by phone 

Summer Institute lor Women 

Each summer, Bryn Mawr College 
and HERS sponsor the Institute for 
Women in Higher Education 
Administration, offering women faculty 
and administrators intensive training in 
strategic planning, budgeting, human 
resource management, as well as per- 
sonal professional development. The 
program will be held on Bryn Mawr's 
campus (near Philadelphia) from June 
27 to July 23. 

A university committee will select 
this campus's nominee and fund the 
individual's participation should she be 
chosen.Any woman interested in attend- 
ing the program should submit a letter 
explaining how she feels participation 
would foster her career. Letters and a 
current c.v should be addressed to Ellin 
Scholnick, associate provost for faculty 
affairs, 1119 Main Administration Bldg., 
and submitted by Feb. 26. 

K-12 Summer Program Listings 

For the third year, the President's 
Commission on Women's Issues and 
the Office of School/University 
Cooperative Programs are compiling a 
list of summer camps/programs offered 
through the University of Maryland for 
K-12 students. If your office or 
department offers a 
summer program to K- 
1 2 students and has 
not been included in 
the brochure in the 
past, please contact 
Barbara Greenstein at or at 405-5050 
for immediate inclusion in the Summer 
Programs brochure. 

To request a summer programs 
brochure, e-mail Barbara at the above 
address. Brochures will be mailed in 

Teaching Facilities Problems; 
Numbers to Call 

The Teaching Facilities Committee 
has been charged to develop a program 
for improving the conditions of the 
university's teaching facilities, especial- 
ly its 348 classrooms and lecture halls. 
More on the committee's charge and a 
membership list may be found on its 
website: < 
EdRes/provost/Ad visory_Commi ttees/T 

IS you are teaching in a classroom or 
lecture hall not maintained by your 
department and experience mainte- 
nance or operation problems, call Work 
Control at 405-2222. If you are teaching 
in a "Technology Classroom" (see web- 
site at <www. inform. umd. edu/tech- 
classrooms/>) and the equipment or 
card key lock is not functioning prop- 
erly, call the Technology Classroom 
Hotline at 405-2500. 

Men, Women and Alcohol 

Jennifer Monahan, department of 
communication, University of 
Georgia.presents her research on alco- 
hol and gender, "The Effects of Alcohol 
on Interpersonal Communication: 
Drinking Women and Flirting Men," 
Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in 
Room 0104 Skinner Bldg. Her colloqui- 
um is sponsored by the department of 

For additional information, please 
contact Shawn Parry-Giles at or 405-6527. 

Remembering Meghan Price 

Former SGA President Meghan 
Price, who was killed in a car accident 
last December, will be remembered in 
a Memorial Service Thursday, Feb. 4. 
The 3 p.m. service will be held at 
Memorial Chapel. 

If flowers are being sent they must 
arrive early morning before 1 1 a.m. 
Questions may be directed to the SGA 
Office at 314-8329 

Mote and Yow Featured at Feb. 8 
Senate Meeting 

President Dan Mote and Athletics 
Department Director Deborah Yow are 
the guest speakers at the Monday, Feb. 8 
College Park Senate meeting in Room 
0200 Skinner Building at 3:15 p.m. 
Mote's portion of the meeting will 
include a question and answer segment. 

In other business, the Senate will take 
action on a Programs, Curricula and 
Courses Committee (PCC) item regard- 
ing a name change for the department 
of electrical engineering. This report is 
to be presented by Jean Dreher, chair of 
the Senate's PCC. Jordan Goodman, 
chair of the Senate Research Committee 
will present an information report on 
the overhead on campus purchases. 

For further information please call 
the Senate Office at 405-5805 or 
check out the Senate Website 
http ://www. inform . umd , edu/