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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 'Number 18 • February 16, 1999 



World Traveler 

Dru Bagwell, 

page 7 

Entertaining 

Western Wind, 

page 4 






WebCT Responds to 
Campus Need for Online 
Teaching Resources 

Imagine a class where no 
paper handouts are given, 
malfunctioning video projec- 
tors in lecture halls are of no 
concern, and students can 
work collaboratively without 
worrying about a room in 
which to meet.These same 
students get updated class 
changes instantly, engage in 
interactive discussion without 
leaving home, and can go 
over assigned video clips at 
their convenience. 

Approximately 950 
University of Maryland stu- 
dents are currently enrolled in 
classes offering all or some of 
the above learning tools 
through an off-the-shelf soft- 
ware package called Web CT 
(Web Course Tools). 
Described as a "web-based 
course management tool 
offering an integrated online 
course environment, "WebCT 
is the result of the growing 
need on campus for more 
sophisticated and manageable 
online teaching resources.As 
(acuity have become increas- 
ingly involved with using 
online resources in their class- 
room curriculum, the need for 
expanded resources has 
grown. 

Ellen Yu Borkowski, a mem- 
ber of the Teaching Techno- 
logies group in Academic 
Information Technology 
Services (alTs), is responsible 
for the training and support 
given to WebCT use on cam- 
pus. Borkowski says WebCT is 
"die most robust package, 
encompassing a large number 
of tools that make it very flex- 
ible." Created by a faculty 
member at the University of 
British Columbia, it is reason- 
ably priced, and can be modi- 
fled if needed. "Strenuous test- 
ing and input from several 
faculty focus groups" figured 
in the final selection of this 
particular package, says 
Borkowski. 

The first faculty training 
workshop took place last 
August with 19 faculty mem- 
bers participating. An addi- 
tional 48 faculty members 
attended fall semester work- 
shops in preparation for using 
WebCT in spring classes. 

Continued on page 3 



Clinton Visits Campus, Rallies for AmeriCorps 



When President Bill Clinton 
challenged America's youth for 
greater participation in the 
AmeriCorps program last 
Wednesday, the right people 
seemed to be listening. 

Apart from more than 700 
members of AmeriCorps who 
had turned up from all corners 
of the state to hear him praise 
their efforts, there were more 
than 900 smdents in the audi- 
ence- Some of them had gotten 
up early the morning before to 
get tickets to the program. 

Still more students waited 
hours outside Ritchie Coli- 
seum, where the event was 
held, to catch a glimpse of the 
president on what was luckily 
a warm and sunny day. They 
mingled with numbers of pro- 
testors carrying placards that 
shouted: "Jail to the chief," and 

Continued on page 3 




In a packed Ritchie Coliseum last Wednesday, surrounded by 700 AmeriCorps members, President 
Clinton announced his proposal to increase the AmeriCorps budget $113 million In the year 2000. 



All is in Order to Form a More Perfect Union 



With its blend of novel offerings — from 
ballrooms and bowling alleys to a bank 
and a bookstore-many view the Stamp 
Student Union as the living room of the 
campus community. If so, then within the 
next three years the Union will have all 
the comforts of a brand new home. 

Nearly 10 years in planning, the $40 
million Stamp Student Union renovations 
are slated to start in May, says Stephen 
Gnadt, associate director of the Union. By 
February 2002 the totally refurbished 
Union will have a fresh new look and lay- 
out, plus additional retail/food choices, 
office spaces and meeting areas. 

Built in 1954, the Stamp Student Union 
started out only half its current size of 
250,000 square feet. The sixties saw the 
addition of the Colony Ballroom and the 
area which houses offices like Commuter 
Affairs and Campus Programs. Just in time 
for celluloid classics like Saturday Night 
Fever and Grease, the Hoff Theater opened 
its doors in the 1970s. The last major con- 
struction to the Union was when a patio 
walkway and elevator tower by Nyumburu 
Cultural Center were added to the budd- 
ing. 

With daily traffic of more than 17,000 
people, the Union is home to the campus 
bookstore, several food establishments, 
administrative and student organization 
offices, a bank, coffee shop and a bowling 
alley-all under one roof. One complex roof, 
that is. 

"rWidi die different additions] we 
ended up with four buildings connected 
together with stairwells that don't go any- 



where and hallways you don't 
know if you'll ever come out of," 
says Gnadt. 

Katie Doll, a junior journalism 
major says she goes to the Union 
about every other day to do 
banking, eat lunch and send mad. 
However, as a freshman she ini- 
tially found navigating her way 
through the Union a confusing 
task. 

"It took a few wrong turns 
[through the Union} to finally get 
things right," she says. 

Since most student unions 
serve as the hub of student activ- 
ities, the renovations to Stamp 
follow a nationwide trend 
toward expanding and improv- 
ing these facilities at universities 
nationwide. According to a 1997 
Wall Street Journal article: 
"Student unions have become 
increasingly important because... 
they are the buildings most stu- 
dents and parents ask to see." 

"The Union is so much a part 
of the fabric of the campus," says 
Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, associ- 
ate director of Stamp Student 
Union and Campus Programs. She says 
the building serves as a campas commu- 
nity center, providing a variety of goods 
and services. Plus, the Union brings a 
wealth of student activities and events 
all under one roof, she says. 

Continued on page 5 



STAMP STUDENT UNION 

AND 

CAMPUS PROGRAMS 




As part of a special exhibit on display in the 
Stamp Student Union last January, the draw- 
ings pictured above gave the campus a 
chance to see what the 45-year-old union will 
look like when $40 million worth of renova- 
tions are complete In the year 2002. 



2 Outlook February 1 6, 1999 



i * 



Former Head of IRS to Address Investors Group 



Margaret Milner Richardson, commissioner of Internal Revenue from 1993 to 1997, addresses 
the campus' Investors Group Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon in Room 4137 McKeldin Library. 
Richardson's address, "Tax Reform and the New Friendlier IRS- What This Means for the Individual 
Taxpayer," is particularly timely as it occurs during tax preparation season and during an era 
when the IRS is undergoing massive changes, 
both technologically and culturally. 

"She's very personable and has promised to 
relate to us a few humorous anecdotes from 
her time as the head of the IRS," says Gary 
Kraske, founder of the Investors Group, who 
notes Richardson also will be quite willing to 
answer any and all questions from the group 
during her address. 

Richardson has an impressive set of creden- 
tials. As commissioner, she worked to provide 
taxpayers with better service and to make it 
easier for them to obtain information, file 
returns and make tax payments. 

She received her J. D., with honors, from the 
George Washington Law School in 1968, 
clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
Federal Circuit, and then joined the office of 
Chief Counsel of the IRS, becoming the first 
woman promoted to executive rank in the his- 
tory of that office. A graduate of Vassar College, 
she is active in the District of Columbia and 

Virginia law associations, and serves on a number of local boards and charity foundations. 
Currently she is a member of Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., advising clients on domestic 
and global tax issues. 

The Investors Group is affiliated with the Friends of the Library and meets monthly to discuss 
issues related to personal finance and investing. Membership is free and open to all, whether affil- 
iated with the university or not. 




Margaret Milner Richardson 



A Letter from the Senate 



Center for Anxiety Disorders Opens 



The Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders 
has opened at the University of Maryland, offer- 
ing specialized behavior therapy for children and 
adults suffering from various types of anxiety dis- 
orders. 

Among the conditions treated at the Center 
are panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-com- 
pulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, 
agoraphobia and specific phobias such as the 
fear of heights or insects. 

"The conditions treated in the center are 
those characterized by anxiety and fears that are 
interfering with a person's life or causing them 
significant distress," explains co-director Deborah 
Beidel, who, along with her co-director Samuel 
Turner, has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. The 
two psychologists have been working together 
in the area of anxiety disorders for more than 1 
years. 

The center is located within the top-ranked 
clinical program of the department of psycholo- 
gy. Turner says the larger, more culturally diverse 
population in the greater Baltimore-Washington 
area opens new challenges for the center's 
nationally-recognized work. 

Many patients receive free treatment because 
the center is a research facility that conducts 
clinical research funded by the National Institute 
of Mental Health and other organizations. 
According to Beidel, the same type of treatment 
would cost between 55,000 and $10,000 else- 
where. 

One of the things that makes the center 



unique is it treats children as well as adults. The 
center has a Childhood Shyness Program for chil- 
dren 8-12 years old. According to Beidel, children 
who develop social anxiety before age 1 1 are not 
likely to outgrow the disorder without some 
type of intervention, but they can benefit from 
treatment. 

Beidel and Turner take two treatment 
approaches: teaching patients the skills neces- 
sary for more effective interactions, and teaching 
them ways to deal effectively with the over- 
whelming fear and anxiety. Treatment is tailored 
to each person and his or her phobia. Most treat- 
ment is completed without medication, but med- 
ication is used when necessary. Interventions 
typically last 12 weeks. 

Beidel's and Turner's social phobia treatments 
are now being used across the country. Beidel 
and Turner are each the authors of more than 
130 journal articles, book chapters and books. 
Beidel and Turner's most recent book, published 
in January 1998 by the American Psychological 
Association, is "Shy Children, Phobic Adults: The 
Nature and Treatment of Social Phobia," 
Among Turner's other books are the "Handbook 
of Clinical Behavior Therapy"; "Behavioral 
Theories and Treatment of Anxiety"; "Treating 
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"; and "Adult 
Psychopathology and Diagnosis." 

For more information on the Maryland Center 
for Anxiety Disorders, call 405-0232. 



The University of Maryland is 
reputed to have one of the bet- 
ter systems of shared campus 
governance in the United 
States. This reputation is largely 
a consequence of the high qual- 
ity time and effort expended 
each year by a large number of 
faculty, staff and students who 
serve on the College Park 
Senate and its 1 5 standing com- 
mittees. 

Much of the most important 
work in providing high quality 
advice to President Dan Mote 
and other administrators on a 
wide range of university poli- 
cies and procedures is per- 
formed by the standing commit- 
tees. The best efforts occur 
when members of the campus 
community serve on commit- 
tees in which they have a gen- 
uine interest. Therefore, each 
year, the College Park Senate 
issues ;i campus-wide call for 
faculty, staff and students to 
express an interest in and pref- 
erence for committee service. 

As a member of the campus 
community, faculty and staff 
soon will receive information in 
the campus mail about the 
standing committees of the 
Senate. Additional information 



about the charge to each com- 
mittee and its recent activities 
is available on the web at 
<www.inform.umd.edu/Campu 
sInfo/Senate>. 

Please review the informa- 
tion provided in the mail then 
indicate the committees on 
which you would prefer to 
serve. Return the forms by 
March 5 to: 

College Park Senate 

Attention: Standing 
Committee Preference 

Room 1100 Marie 
Mount Hall 

College Park, HD 
20742-7530. 

Please feel free to contact 
the Senate Office at 405-8470 if 
you have any questions or you 
do not receive the information 
in the mail. Your interest and 
efforts in this endeavor will be 
most appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Dawn Lea veil, executive secre- 
tary of the Senate and 
William Walters, chair-elect of 
the Senate (99-00), and chair, 
Committee on Committees 
(yes, there is such a committee) 



fpB>jBMpa| 
Abstracts, Nominations Sought for 

Graduate Research Interaction Day 



The ninth annual Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 
conference will be held Thursday, April 22, and is one of a 
series of events featured during the presidential inauguration. 
GRID provides graduate students from all disciplines an oppor- 
tunity to present their research via oral and poster presenta- 
tions, and facilitates dissemination of knowledge throughout 
the campus community. 

Graduate students from all academic disciplines are encour- 
aged to present their research in oral presentation panels or 
poster presentation sessions. Faculty and staff are asked to iden- 
tify and encourage graduate students to participate in this 
event. In addition, faculty are needed to judge the presenta- 
tions. 

This year, the Graduate Student Government joins the gradu- 
ate school in singling out the pivotal role dedicated and 
focused mentorship plays in the training of outstanding schol- 
ars by honoring strong faculty mentors and naming a Faculty 
Mentor of the Year during the GRID conference. The Faculty 
Mentor of the Year Award will be presented during the GRID 
luncheon by President Dan Mote. 

Once again, cash awards will be offered for outstanding grad- 
uate student presentations in individual categories. The dead- 
line for submitting abstracts is Monday, March 1 . 

"Call for Abstracts and Nominations'* information forms are 
available in the Graduate Student Government office, Room 
121 1Q Stamp Student Union. For more information about being 
a faculty judge or participating in GRJD, phone 314-8430, or e- 
mail kdgraves@wam.umd.edu. The address for abstracts and 
nominations submitted via campus mail is Graduate Student 
Government Office, Box 105 Stamp Student Union. 



Outlook 



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; Vafstiall Hon a war. Graduate Assistant; Phillip Wlrtz, 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 Hat!, College Park, MD 
20742 .Telephone (301) 405-4629; e-mail outlook@accmail.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ 



February 16, 1999 Outlook 3 



Clinton Challenges Students to Serve in AmeriCorps 



continued from page 1 

"Stop the war against Iraq." 

But the adoration clearly out- 
weighed the dissatisfaction, especially 
among members of the AmeriCorps 
program that Clinton launched in 1993, 
from this campus. Huge cheers went 
through the auditorium when he called 
on potential volunteers to "celebrate 
our differences" and "make America a 
better place "The cheers were even 
louder when he announced he was 
requesting a $585 million budget 
increase for AmeriCorps in the year 
2000 — an increase of more than $ 1 13 
million. "With this hike, he said, he 
hoped high-school-age Americans could 
volunteer part time during school and 
full time during summer. 

Members of AmeriCorps, a program 
which describes itself as "the domestic 
Peace Corps", work through local non- 
profits and schools to tutor children, 
coordinate after-school programs, build 
homes, organize neighborhood watch 
groups, clean rivers, recruit volunteers 
and accomplish other things that 
improve and strengthen American com- 
munities. 

This year, more than 40,000 
AmeriCorps members will help with 
2,200 projects around the country. In 
return for their service, each member 
will receive up to $4,275 to help 
finance college or pay back student 
loans. 

The program, said Clinton, "embod- 
ies a determination to draw the coun- 
try closer." He pointed out that there 
were parts of the world where people 
were using religion to find differences 



among themselves, not realizing 
that humanity was the most 
important thing. Helping others, 
he said, was the secret behind 
"finding ways to relish, celebrate 
and honor our differences." 

Endorsing AmeriCorps' "Call to 
Service" effort that seeks to enroll 
more than 50,000 members over 
the next year.Clinton challenged 
America's youth to devote a year 
or two to helping others and to 
"make this generation one of 
doers and patriots." 

Recalling his own commit- 
ment to peace and service, he 
said he treasures a 1930s Civilian 
Conservation Corps cap he keeps 
in a back room of the White 
House to "remember the unifying 
power of citizen service in one 
of the most difficult times for the 
United States." 

The president also lauded 
efforts made by MTV to encour- 
age participation in AmeriCorps. 
MTV host, Carson Daly, who 
attended the event, spoke of the 
public announcements put out 
by MTV to encourage participa- 
tion in AmeriCorps. 

Other speakers at the event 
included AmeriCorps director 
Harris Wbffbrd, Gov. Parris Glendening, 
Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, 
Prince George's County Executive 
"Wayne Curry, and university President 
Dan Mote. 

Welcoming Clinton, President Mote 
said the university was proud to have 
been chosen five years ago by Clinton 
for the launch of the program, and was 
even more proud of his return. "The 




University of Maryland President Dan Mote and President Clinton snare a handshake 
following Clinton's remarks. Mote noted the university's pride In hosting the event. 



real value of education is measured by 
service to others," he said. 

Wofford hoped for the day when 
youth did not wonder whether they 
would do the AmeriCorps service, but 
where they would do it. 

Glendening said this generation had 
a "responsibility to improve the world 
for the next generation," while Kennedy 
Townsend called AmeriCorps an "extra- 



ordinary legacy" for which the citizens 
of Maryland were "deeply, deeply grate- 
ful" to President Clinton. 

— VA1SHALI HONAWAR 



WebCT Responds to Campus Need for Online Teaching Resources 



continued from page 1 

Reaction from faculty using the soft- 
ware has been very positive overall. 
Carmen Coustaut, associate professor in 
the theatre department, used WebCT in 
her "African Americans in Film and 
Theatre" class last semester. Coustaut, 
who describes herself as minimally to 
moderately computer literate, likes the 
student management aspect, especially 
the online grading ability of the soft- 
ware, 

Coustaut also has used some of the 
basic toots when assigning paper topics. 
"I made a page with buttons linking to 
the MLA format page, a link to a page 
with instructions for writing the papers, 
and a 'Click Here for Instructions on 
Submitting the PaperTopic' button." But 
while Coustaut likes all die automatic 
resources available, she worries the stu- 
dents are not taking advantage of them. 

When Jewel Bariow, director of die 
Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, participated 
in last summer's Web CT training work- 
shop, he did so with the idea he would 
be teaching a small graduate level class, 
and using a lot of visual aids. Instead, he 
ended up teaching an undergraduate 
aeronautical engineering class with 
approximately 35 sophomores. Still, he 



decided to use WebCT in his class. 

"I had been involved with the 
Institute for Distance Learning last 
year," says Barlow, "and knew the kinds 
of tools I wanted to see in an online 
teaching environment — especially two- 
way communication — and the kind of 
freedom provided when students can 
hand sketches back and forth." Barlow 
also likes the way he can encompass 
visuals into the course. "Because I 
lacked total control before, I would 
never put up images on the World Wide 
Web for a class," he says. 

WebCT also is effective in large 
classes. Biology Professor Arthur 
Popper uses WebCT as a supplement in 
his 350-student "Principles of Biology I" 
class."! can use visuals in a way I can't 
in a norma! classroom setting," says 
Popper. "Once an image is made avail- 
able, a student can download it and 
have it as long as, or whenever, he or 
she needs it." Popper also takes advan- 
tage of the Bulletin Board and Chat 
Room features to enhance outside dis- 
cussion. 

Coustaut, Barlow and Popper all 
encountered some initial reluctance to 
WebCT on part of their students. "They 
found it hard to use, and saw it as just 
one more tool they had to learn," says 
Popper. 



And everyone agreed the initial set- 
up for a class could be time consum- 
ing. Images need to be scanned, com- 
mon classroom handouts, such as syl- 
labi, outlines and lecture notes, need to 
be put online, and training time needs 
to be scheduled. 

But thehlggest problem Coustaut 
and Barlow found was student com- 
plaints about access to computers. With 
the high concentration of memory- 
intensive visual and audio tools, down- 
loading from a home computer with a 
modem can be prohibitive, and a stroll 
through any Open Workstation Lab will 
show the long lines of students waiting 
to use machines. Barlow also heard 
from his students about the difficulty in 
accessing the visuals that take up huge 
amounts of memory. 

One highly praised function of 
WebCT is security. Members of a 
WebCT class are assigned a unique ID 
and password, and only they are 
allowed access to the environment.The 
software package is run off a University 
of Maryland web server, with no out- 
side access allowed. So unlike pages on 
the World Wide Web, the instructors do 
not have to worry about the integrity 
of the information. 

Coustaut, Barlow and Popper all 
agree they would use WebCT again in 



the future. In fact, Popper is using it for 
a small upperievel class this semester 
and plans to use it again for the 100 
level class next fall. Coustaut is looking 
forward to offering her screenwriting 
class using WebCT because the environ- 
ment is so conducive to group writing. 

What makes WebCT work more than 
anything is support, say the faculty. 
"Without Ellen and the Teaching 
Technologies staff, using WebCT would 
not work at all," says Barlow. "Support is 
crucial every step of the way." 

The Teaching Technologies group is 
working on integrating WebCT into the 
administrative systems on campus. The 
current project is to link WebCT informa- 
tion with UMEG to allow for automatic 
loading of class rosters at the beginning 
of the semester and automatic grade sub- 
missions at the end of the semester. 

The home page for WebCT at the 
University of Maryland is cwww.cours- 
es.umd.edu>. For further Information 
about using WebCT in the classroom, 
contact Ellen Yu Borkowski at 405-2922 
or eyu@umd5.umd.edu. Visit the 
Institute for Instructional Technology 
website for scheduling information and 
to register for WebCT classes at 
<www.inform.umd.edu/IIT/current. 
html>. 

—GAIL MILLER 



4 Outlook February 16,1999 



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February 16 



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12:30 p.m. School of Music: "The 
Importance of Studying African- 
American Art Song:A Lecture 
Recital,*" Darryl Taylor, University of 
Northern Iowa. Ulrich Recital Hall 
Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 

&<^ 3:30 p.m. Department of 
French and Italian Public Lecture: 
"Tocqueville, Premier, Tfteoricicn de 
la Democra-tie: Societe et Exercicc ' 
Intclleciuel." 3 1 20 Jimenez Hall. 

&/" 4 p.m. Physics Department: 

"Two-Photon Entanglement: From 
'Ghost Image' to Quantum Eraser," 
Yanhua Shih, UMBC. 14 10 Physics 
Bldg. 5-3401. 

' Wt 8p.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. 5-2201.* 



Your Guide to University Events 
February 16-25, 1999 

for Information Leaders in the 2 1st 
Century," Rep, Major R, Owens (D- 
NY). Multipurpose Room. Nyumhuru 
Cultural Center. 



February 17 



t *" r 9:30-11 a.m. Department of 
Environmental Safety Training. 
'Monthly laboratory safety training 
for all new laboratory personnel. The 
orientation will be required for all 
new employees who work in labora- 
tory settings and with hazardous 
materials. Space is limited. 0108 
Engineering Classroom Bldg. 5-3900. 

S6V Noon-l:30 p.m. CASL Speaking 
Scholarship Series: "If You Can't 
Communicate. You Can't Lead: 
Communications and Presidential 
Leadership," Martha Kumar, Towson 
University.A brown bag lunch dis- 
cussion. 1 102 Taliaferro Hall. 

iSV Noon-1 p.m. Research & 
Development Presentations: 
"Hypnosis: Facts and Fiction."Aklra 
Otani, counseling center. Counseling 
Center, 01 0601 14 Shoemaker Bldg. 

4k/" 4: 1 5 p.m. Women's Studies 
Latina Scholars Lecture Series. 
"Collective Dignity and Mutual 
BetfayaLThe Complexities of 
Violence for Mayan widows in Rural 
Guatemala," Linda Buckley Green, 
assistant professor, anthropology and 
intemadonal and public affairs. 
Columbia University. 2101 Woods 
Hall. 5-6877. 



February 18 



4tz/~~ 14. p.m. Building a Civil 
Society lecture series: "Social 
Capital and Social Trust," Robert 
Putnum. Harvard University, and EJ. 
Dionne, Washington Post. Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 

3-5 p.m. CLIS' Celebration of 
African Americans in the Informa- 
tion Professions. "A Political Guide 



?^ 8 p.m. University Theatre: 
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," hy Steve 
Martin. Pugliese Theatre, 5-2201 .* 



February 19 



&/" Noon to 1 p.m. Department of 
Communication Co lloqui um : " B i II 
Clinton and the Novelization of 
Political Community." John Murphy, 
University of Georgia.0104 Skinner 
Building. 5-6527 or 
sp 1 7 2@umail . umd . edu. 

&f 1 p.m. Materials and Nuclear 
Engineering Distinguished Speaker 
Colloquium Series. "Influence of 
Dopants and Defects on the 
Properties of CMR Manganites," S, 
Ogale. 2)10 Chemical and Nuclear 
Engineering Building. 5-5207. 

/i 8 p.m. Concert Society:"The 
Western Wind ." Pre-concert seminar 
at 6:30 p.m. Inn & Conference 
Center, University College. 403-4240.' 



m 



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. 
5-2201." 



February 20 



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 20lh century Pugliese Theatre. 
5-2201.' 



February 21 



W 2 p.m. University Theatre: 
"Picxsso at the I,apin Agile," by Steve 
Martin. One of America's favorite 
comedians delivers a hilarious talc 
about the meeting of some of the 
great (and not-so-great minds) of the 
early 20th century. Pugliese Theatre. 
5-2201* 




The Concert Society of Maryland presents Western Wind, a six-member vocal ensemble, Friday, 
Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. at University College's Inn and Conference Center, The group's repertoire ranges 
from Renaissance motets and fifties rock to Shaker tunes and Jewish music, 

Friday's program will include early American music, Renaissance madrigals and psalms, Spanish 
and Latin selections, poetry, American jazz and popular songs like "My Funny Valentine." The perfor- 
mance also feamres a pre-concert seminar at 6:30 p.m. where WFTA's Robert Aubry Davis will mod- 
erate. 

Tickets are $23, $20.50 for seniors and $950 for students. The pre-concert seminar is $3. For 
more information call 405-7847. 



February 22 



*"** 2-3 p.m. Workshop: "How to 
Access Terp Online." Career Center 
Multi-Purpose Room, Holzapfcl Hall. 
4-7225. 

i£y" M:30 p.m. Center for Teaching 
Excellence Teaching and Learning 
Conversation: "What's Going on 
across the Hall? Innovations in 
Curricula and Teaching Practices 
from University Faculty." Andrew 
Wblvin, Mary Sies and Maynard 
Mack Jr. Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. 5-9980 or 
Is 209® umai 1 . umd. edu . 

6W 4 p.m. Committee on the 
History and Philosophy of Science: 
"Complexity Theory," William 
Gasarch, professor of computer sci- 
ence. 1 11 1 Plant Sciences Bldg. 
Hvel ©physics . umd . edu . 

&S" 7:30-9:30 p.m."Boyond 2(H)! : 
Challenges in Space for the 2 1 st 
Century," a thought-provoking dis- 
cussion of the opportunities and 
challenges for space exploration in 
the new millennium, and the result- 
ing impact on science, technology, 
intemadonal relations and society. 
Former NASA astronauts Andrew 
Allen and William Lenoir, NASA assff- 
ciatc administrator Joseph 
Rolhenherg and Roald Sagdeev, dis- 
tinguished professor of physics and 
former science adviser to Soviet 
President Gorbachev. 5-8393 or 
jmurphy@d eans.umd.edu. 



February 23 



<£/* 4 p.m. Physics Department: 
"How Things Break." Michael 
M aider, I Ini versify of Texas, Austin. 
1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. 

^^ 8 p.m. Department of Dance: 
The B-Sides.A program of duets and 
solos by John Dixon and Lionel 
Pop kin, Dorothy Madden 
Theater/Dance Bldg. 5-3198.* 



February 24 



&S' 9:30 a.m. Seminar: "Numerical 
Simulation of the Modon of Particles 
in a Viscous Fluid." 3206 Math Bldg. 
5-5117. 

&/*" 11 a.m.-noon. Workshop: "How 
to Access Terp Online." Career Center 
Multi-Purpose Room, Hoizapfel Hall. 
4-7225. 

^t/ 1 Noon-1 p.m. Research & 
Development Presentations: 
"Situational Characteristics of 
Positive and Negative Experience of 
Same Race and D liferent Race 
Students," Velma Cotton, Warren 
Kellcy and William Sedlacek. 0106 
0114 Shoemaker Bldg. 

&/" 67 p.m. Department of Resident 
Life Summer Conference Positions 
Interest Sessions. Interest sessions for 
hospitality and service Assistant jobs 
with the summer conference pro- 



gram, which handles the housing 
needs of conference groups residing 
on campus during the summer. 
Multi-Purpose Room, Annapolis Hall. 
4-4255. 

8 p,m, Department of Dance: 
The R-Sides.A program of duets and 
solos by John Dixon and Lionel 
Popkin. Dorothy Madden 
Theater/Dance Bldg. 5-3198.* 

&=T 4:15 p.m. Women's Studies 
Latina Scholars Lecture Series. 
"Locating La Virgen and La 
Malinche: Latinas, Sexuality and 
Everyday Life," Jane Juffer, Ph.D. in 
Latin a/o literature, department of 
English, University of Illinois at 
Llrbana-Champaign. 2101 Woods 
Hall. 5-6877. 



February 25 



A/ 1 Noon. Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs: "Cross-Strait Issues." 
C.K. Liu.TECRO. Brown bag lunch 
talk, reservations requested. 
Conference Room, 1 122 Holzapfel 
Hall. 5-0213. 

4 p.m. Spring 1999 COTS 
Colloquium Miniseries in History 
and Philosophy of Biology. 
"Modeling Development: The 
Essen tialTurn of the Worm Project," 
Rachel Ankcny. department of phi- 
losophy. Connecticut College, 1117 
Frances Scott Key Building. 



J- 



8 p.m. School of Music: 
Symphonic Wind Ensemble. John 
Wakefield will conduct a program of 
Wind Music hy Women 
Composers", featuring Patsy Mote 
(wife of the president of the univer- 
sity) as narrator and faculty artist 
Dale Underwood on saxophone. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. 5-5542. 



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 Outlook 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@accmaii. umd.edu. 



February 16, 1999 Outlook S 



Stamp to Undergo Four-Phase Renovation 



continued from page 1 

"A student union plays a central role in a stu- 
dent's life outside of the classroom," says Gnadt. 

Three Major Goats 

With Stamp Student Union's upcoming 
makeover from the basement through the top 
floor, there are tlirce major goals to be accom- 
plished. Because the Union still operates under 
its original heating, air conditioning and electri- 
cal units from 1954, Gnadt says one of the main 
goals of the project is to replace the antiquated 
infrastructure of Stamp. 

"We jokingly say that we hold it together with 
duct tape and a prayer," lie says. "In some areas it 
unexpectedly seems like July in December." 

Because replacing the heating, air and electri- 
cal systems in the Union entails tearing out die 
walls and ceilings, student union administrators 
felt traffic issues needed to be addressed as 
well, it's a difficult building to navigate 
through," says Gnadt, noting the Stamp Student 
Union's maze-like building flow. 

The planned renovations will bring a better 
sense of cohesiveness to the Union, says Gnadt. 
Dining choices like McDonald's andTaco Bell, 
plus additional restaurants will be grouped 
together in a food court-style area with expand- 
ing seating space. The University Book Center 
will be grouped with other business operations 
to form a "retail row." Meeting rooms will be 
housed on the second level and will accommo- 
date conferences of up to 600 people. 

Each of the student organizations will have 
its individual office and all student groups will 
be placed together in the same area. The place- 
ment will further enhance students' sense of 
community, says Gnadt. 

"There will be more options, increased effi- 
ciency, more lounge seating and, aesthetically, 
the Union will be a much more pleasing experi- 
ence," says Guenzler-Stevens. 

Stamp Stands Alone 

With its anticipated new look and layout, 
there are several distinct features that will set 
the renovated Union apart from other student 



unions nationwide. Standout features include a 
three-story glass atrium that will showcase the 
north side of campus. 

With the atrium, "there will be an increased 
amount of natural light coming into the build- 
ing," says James Osteen, director of Stamp 
Student Union and Campus Programs. Although 
she's looking forward to a number of new 
aspects of the Union, Guenzler-Stevens consid- 
ers the restaurant with the wall of windows 
overlooking the athletic fields as one of the 
standout features of the renovated Union. "It'll 
be a wonderful place for lunch or programs," 
she says, while adding she is also enthusiastic 
about the planned terrace at the front of the 
Union which will feature elegant French doors. 

Making A BUMP 

"B.U.M.P Ahead in '99" is the motto of Stamp 
Student Union administrators and employees for 
this year and the years ahead until renovation is 
compIete.The acronym B.U.M.P means "Better 
Union for More People" and it is emblazoned on 
orange diamond-shaped pins being distrib- 
uted to Union staff. 

The renovations will be completed 
in four phases (see sidebar). One 
portion of the Union will be 
closed down, renovated and 
reopened.Then the process will 
start over again until each section 
of the Union is complete. 

"We understand this is going to 
be an imposition on the campus. There 
will be times where we don't have the 
services that are usually available," says Gnadt. 
"The key is to provide the highest level of cus- 
tomer service we can." 

Gnadt says keeping the campus community 
aware of what's going on during the renova- 
tions is a top priority, He says there will be regu- 
lar updates, plus a newsletter and a renovation 
website to keep faculty, staff and students 
informed throughout the renovation process. 

it'll be a three-year process," says Osteen. 
"We ask for the patience of faculty, staff and stu- 
dents." 

— LONDA SCOTT FORTE 




Stamp Student Union Renovation Schedule 



Phase 1 - Orange 
Approximately May 1999 until July 2000 

• Consists mainly of new construction on the north side of the huilding. 
Includes the construction of a new loading dock and new formal entrance 
to the building into the new North Atrium (a three-story open space with 
open balconies). 

* During this phase the Hoff Theater and Grand Ballroom will be closed for 
renovation . 

■ The Orientation Office will Ik- temporarily housed in Holvsapfel Hall 
while their new offices are under construction. 

■ The Food Co-op and Media Express will be moved to the Eateries Buffet 
Court while their new spaces are under construction. 

•A new "one-stop shopping" Campus Reservations Office will be construct- 
ed and includes reservations, catering sales, police services and program 
marketing. 

Phase 2 - Red 
Approximately June 2000 until December 2000 

* Involves renovation of spaces located on the west side of the building 
near the parking garage. 

• Construction of new office spaces for Office of Campus Programs, 
Orientation Office and Office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service. 

• Construction of all new meeting rooms on the second level of the huild- 
ing and the renovation of the Colony Ballroom. 

• Construction of the new food court seating area and the west half of the 
ftx>d vendors' area, including some new food vendor options. 

* Renovation of the Recreation Center that will include a reduction to 
eight howling lanes, a new billiards room area, a television lounge and a 
new video game space (plus snack bar). 

* The renovation of the University Book Center to make it a two-story 
bookstore with space in the basement level. It will connect to a new 

space currently occupied by the Union Shop. 

* The Ticket Office will move to a new location in front of the Hoff 
Theater. 

• Chevy Chase Bank will move to a new location currently occu- 
pied by MailBoxes, Etc. 

Phase 3 - Blue 
Approximately January 2001 until August 2001 
Involves construction and renovation to spaces along the south side 
of the building facing Campus Drive. 

• Finish construction of the east side of the food court vendor spaces. 

* Construction of a new Parents Association Gallery, 

* Construction of a new convenience store. 

• Renovation of the mall entry lobby and construction of a new informa- 
tion desk. 

* Construction of additional meeting and conference rooms on the second 
level. 

- Construction of the Stamp administrative offices on the third level. 

Phase 4 - Green 
Approximately August 2001 until February 2002 

■ Construction of the new Student Government Offices and additional 
Student Organization Offices in the area now occupied by the McDonald's 
seating. 

• Construction of a new catering and production kitchen in die hasement 
level. 



Stamp Student Union: In Retrospect 




6 Outlook February 16, 1999 




NOTABLE 





The department of American Studies 
received two outstanding awards this academic 
year: the 1998 Annual Award for Departmental 
Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate 
Education, and the 1998-99 Instructional 
Improvement Grant. 

In a campus-wide competition American 
Studies won the departmental excellence and 
innovation award based on a submission by 
Professor Wary Corbin Sies and doctoral stu- 
dent David Silver for its "creative use of new 
information technologies to foster 
collaboration and critical thinking 
in undergraduate instruction "The 
award includes a certificate, a 
plaque and a monetary award of 
$5,000. 

The instructional improvement 
grant was for a proposal from Sics 
and Professor Myron Lounsbury 
for the Mini-Center for Teaching 
Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture 
and Society. The award carried a 
monetary prize of approximately 
$14,000. Charles Heller 



The School of Architecture joined with the 
United States Department of Housing and 
Urban Development and the Congress for the 
New Urbanism to host the "Rebuilding 
Communities: Hope VI and the New Urbanism" 
conference held in Baltimore last month. Hope 
VI is a HUD-sponsored initiative designed to 
rebuild and reassemble public housing into 
attractive, intelligentiy designed mixed-income 
communities of choice. 

The HOPE VI program integrates public 
rental housing with ownership 
housing and has been cited as one 
of the most important develop- 
ments in urban design and public 
policy to emerge in recent years. 

Eighteen cities from across the 
United States, including Los 
Angeles, New York and 
Philadelphia, presented HOPE VI 
projects to a panel of reviewers, 
including School of Architecture 
faculty Matthew Bell, Miriam 
Cusevich and Ralph Bennett. The 
review teams, composed of leading 
urban design professionals from 
across the country, commented on each of the 
proposals, from urban design strategies to hous- 
ing initiatives and suggested ways in which 
each could be improved. 

A project designed by Bennett Frank 
McCarthy Architects, Inc., was selected to 
receive a First Design Award from the Masonry 
Institute's 1998 Awards Program. The building 
selected for the award is Bartholomew House 
on River Road in Bethesda, a 30-room assisted 
living facility owned and managed by Victory 
Housing, Inc., of Rockville. 

Ralph Bennett is professor of architecture 
in the School of Architecture and president of 
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects. His part- 
ners in the firm, Larry Frank and Brian 
McCarthy, are graduates of the School of 
Architecture 

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Douglas 
Hamilton recently won the Urey Prize given 
each year by the Division of Planetary Science 




Robert Kolker 



of the American Astronomical Society to the 
best planetary researcher in the world under 
the age of 36. Hamilton's research is centered 
around the study of the motion of dust parti- 
cles in the solar system such as the rings 
around planetary bodies. 

The magazine digitalsouth has named 
Charles Heller one of "The 50 Most Influential 
People in Southern Technology." Heller is direc- 
tor of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneur- 
ship at the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business. 

The magazine covers technol- 
ogy business and venture capital 
in the 13-state region from 
Maryland to Florida. In compiling 
its top-50 list, digitalsouth 
"scoured the region and accepted 
nominations to find out who 
moves and who shakes this 
industry." Others who made the 
list include Steve Case, CEO of 
America Online; Michael Dell, 
CEO of Dell Computers; Vint Cerf, 
senior vice president of Internet 
architecture and technology, MCI WorldCom; 
and Mario Morino, founder of Legem and head 
of the Morino Institute. 

Robert Kolker, professor of English, recently 
published a film studies textbook and CD-ROM 
titled "Film, Form and Culture" (McGraw-Hill). 
Kolker says this is the first film studies CD and 
contains clips from real films, annotated, inter- 
active and animated. To learn more about the 
new publication, see the website: 

<www. mhhe . com/socsc ience/art- 

film/kolker/. 

Arthur Popper, professor of 
biology, recently published the 
1 lth book in a series he writes 
with a colleague called "The 
Springer Handbook of Auditory 
Research". "This is the definitive 
series on hearing for the late 20th 
century, and it has come to the 
point that it is cited in probably 
every single article on hearing 
that is published today," says 
Popper. Tn other words, this has 
become a formidable driver in the field of hear- 
ing sciences." Popper and his colleague have 
"perhaps 10 more books in various stages of 
production," he says. 



The National Association of Student 
Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the leading 
voice for student affairs administration, policy 
and practice, has selected its 1 999 national 
award winners who have shown excellence 
and leadership in higher education and student 
affairs. William L. (Bud) Thomas, vice presi- 
dent for student affairs, has been presented the 
Fred Turner Award for outstanding service to 
NASPA. The award honors NASPA members 
who have demonstrated continuous NASPA 
membership for 1 or more years and who 
have served in a leadership role at the state, 
regional or national level of NASPA. 



NEH Grants Establishes 
MITH in Arts, Humanities 



The College of Arts and 
Humanities has been awarded 
a grant totaling $410,000 by 
the National Endowment for 
the Humanities (NEH) to estab- 
lish the Maryland Institute for 
Technology in the Humanities 
(MITH). The university must 
raise $1.6 million matching the 
federal funds by a 4-to-l ratio. 

"NEH challenge grants are 
essential to the healdi of the 
humanities in America," says 
NEH Chair William Ferris. 
"They have a multiplier effect 
by enabling organizations to 
raise many times the amount 
of die grant for humanities 
projects of national signifi- 
cance. Using the challenge 
grant as seed money, the uni- 
versity can offer private 
donors the incentive of having 
the impact of their contribu- 
tions enhanced by federal 
funds." 

"The award shows strong 
confidence by the NEH in our 
college's commitment to the 
use of technology in the ser- 
vice of humanities research 
and teaching," says James 
Harris, dean of the College of 
Arts and Humanities. 

Currently, the college's fac- 
ulty includes a number of indi- 
viduals who have pioneered 
the use and application of 
technology to the study of the 
humanities. To date, digital 
archives, teaching applications 
and other research tools have 
been developed in the fields of 
American studies, art and art 
history, archaeology, compara- 
tive literature, English, foreign 
language, gay and lesbian stud- 
ies, cinema studies, history, his- 
tory and philosophy of sci- 
ence, linguistics, music, philos- 



ophy and women's studies. 

Additionally, some recent 
innovations include The 
Dickinson Electronic Archives, 
a hypermedia edition of the 
poet's corpus; the Romantic 
Circles Project, a NEH award- 
winning Website devoted to 
the study of Romantic-period 
literature; and the Freedman 
and Southern Society Project, 
which captures the essence of 
slavery through the recorded 
oral histories from slaves. Ail 
have been conceptualized and 
offered as part of the universi- 
ty's curriculum. 

The NEH grant enables the 
university to establish MITH as 
an educational center for the 
university, public school sys- 
tem and broader educational 
community with an emphasis 
on teaching, research and peer 
faculty training for teachers in 
K-16. "MITH is envisioned as a 
center where educators can 
build upon their collective 
experiences and achievements 
and use technology to expand 
die teaching of humanities 
into new territories," says Adelc 
Seeff, director of the Center for 
Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies and co-chair of the 
committee that developed the 
inidative. 

Grants made by the NEH 
Challenge Grants Program, 
requiring $2, $3, or $4 in 
matching funds for each feder- 
al dollar, have generated more 
than $1.2 billion in private-sec- 
tor support for America's 
libraries, colleges, museums, 
historic sites and other eligible 
institutions since the program 
began in 1977. 



Physics Team Celebrates 
Successful Space Test 



Physics Professor Douglas 
Hamilton and members of the 
Space Physics Group breathed 
a sigh of relief recently after 
the first turn-on and check-out 
of their instrument, the Charge- 
Energy-Mass-Spectrometer 
(CHEMS), on the Cassini space- 
craft. Cassini was launched on 
Oct. 15, 1997, but the scientific 
instruments had not been 
switched on until the space- 
craft was far enough from the 
Sun to allow the high gain 
antenna to be pointed toward 
the Earth instead of being used 
as a sunshade. 

On Jan. 3, with Cassini at 
about 1 .5 AU from the Sun, the 
CHEMS' power was turned on, 
and over the next two days var- 
ious high voltages were gradu- 



ally increased. All parts of the 
instrument are working fine, 
and energetic charged particles 
were detected and identified as 
expected. 

On Jan. 22, with this first 
instrument checkout period 
completed, CHEMS was again 
turned off. It will be turned on 
again in June to take data for 
several hours during the sec- 
ond flyby of Venus, and again 
in August for several days dur- 
ing the Earth flyby. After that 
Cassini will head on toward 
Saturn with a final gravity 
assist during a December 2002 
flyby of Jupiter and insertion 
into Saturn orbit in 2004. 



February 16, 1999 Outlook 7 



Student Affairs Leader Dru Bagwell Finds 
Perfect Balance to Work in World Travel 



Two weekends ago, 
Dru Bagwell flew to 
London and had dinner 
with a friend. Some 
Fridays he takes the train 
to New York to see a play 
each weekend afternoon 
and evening. And in 1989, 
knowing Beijing's 
Tiananmen Square over- 
flowed with students, he 
boarded a plane and wit- 
nessed history in the 
making. 

His eyes twinkling, this 
55 year-old, white-beard- 
ed administrator 
describes how travel bal- 
ances the 10-hour work 
days he puts in as assis- 
tant vice president for 
Student Affairs. "Travel 
sets a different tenor for 
your life, makes you 
appreciate diversity, and 
is a wonderful escape and 
education," he says. "It 
keeps me refreshed when 
I come back to work." 

With a philosophy of 
making each moment count, he savors his 
work as much as his leisure time. Even the 
committee meetings. 

Bagwell has put in almost 30 years of 
administrative service, 24 of them at the 
University of Maryland. In his current 
roles as Student Affairs budget officer, rep- 
resentative of the vice president and 
ombudsman for student issues, he goes to 
countless committee meetings. Even the 
committees that are supposed to be tem- 
porary never seem to disband, he jokes, 
noting, "I think the Bicentennial 
Committee is still meeting." 

In addition to his administrative respon- 
sibilities, Bagwell also is adviser to the 
Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership 
honor fraternity. He is proud to have been 
on the committee that put The Maryland 
Plan into place, establishing new standards 
for fraternities, which, Bagwell says, 
"returns these organizations to the rea- 
sons they exist - to help students with 
academic achievement and character 
development." He also teaches a leader- 
ship class and doctoral seminar for the 
Counseling & Personnel Services 
Department. 

But his greatest love is working with 
students as adviser and mentor. "As far as 
my job goes," he says, "I could manage the 
budget and write the letters and do the 
committees, talk on the phone, answer the 
e-mails, and never see a student. But that's 
not why I'm in this business." 

Over the years, he has helped students 
with personal problems, including sub- 
stance abuse, poor grades and unclear 
plans for the future. This year he has met 
with five students on a semi-regular basis. 
He feels students think, "Dru will help 
you. He will treat you fairly, but hell be 
tough." 

"I worried once that I was a worka- 
holic until I read diat it's good to love 
your work," he says. When a student inter- 
viewer asked him a few years ago if there 




Alpharma 
Fellowship 
Established at 
UMBI 



Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dru Bagwell, seen here In his office, has worked at the uni- 
versity for 24 years, and says he wouldn't change a thing about the work he does. 



was anything he would do to change his 
job, he was surprised to realize he could 
not come up widi an answer, "1 thought, 
Isn't it wonderful to be 55 years old, to 
have worked at a job for 25 years, and not 
think of anything I'd want to change." 

And there is always travel. Bagwell, who 
has been to 5 1 countries, claims he caught 
the travel bug when he was a high school 
exchange student in Denmark. "It was one 
of my biggest curses," he laughs, "because 
it established in me this love of travel that 
is insatiable." 

The most memorable trip? Being in 
Beijing for three days before and three 
days after the Tiananmen Square massacre. 
Although most people think of the mas- 
sacre as being the defining event, Bagwell 
says, the students actually were there for 
about a month. 

At first, he recalls, "It was like Wood- 
stock. The students were living in little 
pup tents in Tiananmen Square, and they 
would sit around and sing songs. One stu- 
dent wrote me a poem about freedom and 
how precious it is. They thought they had 
brought the government to its knees, so it 
was a celebration." 

Late on a Saturday night, everything 
changed. "Thousands were killed," he 
recalls. "I didn't see any of the killing, but I 
did see the bodies on Sunday after it hap- 
pened. It only took a couple of hours." 

Despite the tragedy, that trip stands out 
as being wonderful because of the spirit 
of the people he met. In fact, Bagwell 
often advises students to take time off to 
travel or at least to explore different life 
options. "I tell students, you don't have to 
rush to decide what you want to be when 
you grow up. When you're 20 to 30, you 
don't have anywhere near the constraints 
you do later." 

So Bagwell, whose own career path 
changed after he received a law degree, 
urges students to see their 20's as a time 
to explore, before they have "a mortgage 



and a spouse and credit card payments 
and car payments and a career. Travel. Do 
those wild and crazy things. Roll the dice 
and see." 

Bagwell has not stopped doing these 
"wild and crazy things." During the winter 
break, he traveled to Japan, Cambodia and 
the Thai island of Phuket. When he eventu- 
ally retires from administration, his dream 
is to have a second career traveling 
around the world teaching English, contin- 
uing to work with all kinds of people. 

Asked to recall some of the more mem- 
orable people he has met in his life, 
Bagwell remembers that when he was 
about 12 years old, he sat on the bus next 
to presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson 
on his trip through Tennessee. At Carter's 
inaugural ball, he recalls having spent the 
night dancing with Ruth Warrick who 
plays Phoebe on 'All My Children'. And at 
Clinton's first inauguration, he had the 
honor of meeting Nelson Mandela. 

But the person he most remembers 
meeting is the young man in Tiananmen 
Square who wrote him a poem. "I don't 
know if I've ever seen anyone as passion- 
ate. Passionate for democracy, for thought, 
for expression, for life." 

That fits in with Bagwell's own philoso- 
phy of life. "I worked my way through col- 
lege working at a mortuary," he says, "and 
because of that, I have all my funeral 
arrangements made. I even have my head- 
stone picked out." 

And the words Dru Bagwell wants on 
liis headstone? "He lived his life to the 
fullest." 

— STACIE MARINELLI 




Training outstanding 
young researchers in 
biotechnology is the goal of 
the new Alpharma Fellows 
Program established at tl 
University of Maryland 
Biotechnology Inst i t u t e 
through a grant from the 
international pharmaccut 
cal company. 

Peter McCann, interim 
president of UMBI, says the 
program has been created 
with a pledge of $ 135,000 
for graduate research fel- 
lowships, to be paid over a 
five-year period. Funding 
may be renewed at the end 
of five years. 

"Our close ties with indus- 
try influence the direction of 
research at UMBI * says 
McCann. "The Alpharma fel- 
lowship is the kind of educa- 
tional collaboration critical 
to attracting the most out- 
standing students." 

The Alpharma Fellows 
Program begins in July, with 
one student selected every 
two years who will perform 
scientific research at the 
UMBI in a field reflecting 
the interests and focus of 
Alpharma. The program will 
provide a two-year graduate 
fellowship and summer 
employment to an entering 
student. In addition, the 
company will underwrite 
annual travel by the 
Alpharma Fellow to the 
Alpharma Aquatic Animal 
Health research and devel- 
opment unit in Oslo, 
Norway, to facilitate on-site 
research interaction as weU 
as to participate in semi- 
nars and meetings. 

Alpharma Inc (NYSE- 
ALO) is a multinational 
pharmaceutical company 
that develops, manufactures 
and markets specialty 
human pharmaceutical and 
animal health products. Its 
Aquatic Animal Health 
Division, with facilities in 
Oslo and Overhalla, 
Norway, and Bellevue, 
Washington, is the world's 
leading manufacturer and 
supplier of vaccines to 
immunize farmed fish 
against disease. 



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Repairing the Breach 

Bobby William Austin, presi- 
dent and CEO of The Village 
Foundation, will discuss 
"Repairing the Breach: African 
American Leadership and 
Public/Private Partnerships,'" 
Tuesday, March 9, from noon 
to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1102 
Taliaferro Hall. A former pro- 
gram director at the W.K. 
Kellogg Foundation, Austin 
founded the "Urban League 
Review" and has served as a 
college administrator, editor 
and policy consultant in edu- 
cation and the humanities. 
The Village Foundation's mis- 
sion is to develop and support 
programs to connect African- 
American men and boys — 
first, to their ethnic communi- 
ty; then, to the larger civic 
society. 

This event is sponsored by 
the Center for the Advanced 
Study of Leadership, a pro- 
gram of The James MacGregor 
Bums Academy of Leadership, 
For more information, contact 
Scott Webster at 405-7920 or 
swebster@academy. umd . edu . 

Space Challenges for the 
21st Century 

In celebration of National 
Engineers' Week, the A. James 
Clarke School of Engineering 
presents "Beyond 2001: 
Challenges in Space for the 
2 1st Century, " Monday, Feb. 
22, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the 
Grand Ballroom of the Stamp 
Student Union. "Beyond 2001" 
is a thought-provoking discus- 
sion of the opportunities and 
challenges for space explo- 
ration in the new millennium, 
and the resulting impact on 
science, technology, interna- 
tional relations and society. 

The distinguished panel of 
experts includes former NASA 
astronauts Andrew Allen, now 
director of shuttle develop- 
ment for the United Space 
Alliance, and William Lenoir, 
vice president at Booz-Allen & 
Hamilton; Joseph Rothenberg, 
associate administrator, NASA; 
and Roald Sagdeev, distin- 
guished professor of physics at 
the university and former sci- 
ence adviser to Soviet Presi- 
dent Gorbachev. Maryland 
Public Television's award-win- 
ning broadcast journalist Bob 
Althagc will mode rale and lead 
the question-and-answer ses- 
sion following the presenta- 



tions. 

The forum is free and open 
to the general public.To RSVP, 
call 405-8393 or send e-mail to 
j murphy @d eans . umd . edu . 

AAUW Meets 

The College Park Branch of 
the American Association of 
University Women will hold its 
monthly meeting at the 
College Park Municipal Center, 
4500 Knox Rd. , Saturday. Feb. 
27, at 11:30 a.m. Elaine Eff and 
Janice Marshall will talk about 



is now administered through 
the Office of Lesbian, Gay, 
Bisexual and Transgcnder 
Equity. To request a panel for 
classes, residence halls or 
other campus venues, you may 
use the form on the web site 
of the Office of LGBT Equity 
<www.umd.edu/lgbt/>, or 
contact Luke Jensen 
(ljensen@deans.umd.edu or 
405^8721). 

Please submit requests 
three weeks prior to the 
desired date. 

Brown Bag 

Communications 

The Center for the 
Advanced Study of Leadership 
presents Martha Joym Kumar 
in a discussion of communica- 
tion and presidential leader- 
ship, Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 
noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 
1 102 Taliaferro Hall. Kumar, 
senior fellow at the James 



spl72@umail.umd.edu. 
ID Card Open Houses 

All faculty and staff who do 
not have the new photo ID 
card are encouraged to attend 
open houses scheduled for 
Feb. 18, 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 3 
p.m. in Room 1 130 of the 
Mitchell Building, or come to 
the Public Information 
Counter in the first floor lobby 
of the Mitchell Building 
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 
p.m. before March l.Any facul- 
ty or staff members who are 
new to the university must 
bring a request for a photo ID 
letter from their payroll coor- 
dinator. 

Any questions can be 
addressed to Meridith Harvey 
at 314-7932 or mharvey® 
deans.umd.edu. 

Staff Training 

The Office of Information 
Technology is sponsoring a 





Show Your Terrapin Pride 



The third annual Terrapin Pride Day takes place Monday, March 8, in Annapolis, and the university 
hopes you'll be there. Join other faculty and staff, students, parents and alumni as they celebrate with 
each other, the General Assembly and other elected officials the university's bold vision for a bright 
future. 

This year participants will meet at 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel for an hour- 
long, information-packed pep rally. Those who don't want to drive to Annapolis can catch a bus 
from campus. Buses board in front of Cole Field House at 3:30 p.m. and leave promptly at 4 p.m. 

After the rally, visit legislators in their offices. Then celebrate during a reception from 6:30-8 p.m. 
in the Governor's Reception Room in the State House. 

Make plans now to be a part of Terrapin Pride Day. Get more information, register to attend and 
make shuttle bus reservations at www.inform.umd.edu/SupportUM or by calling 314-7884. 



"Community and Women's 
Work on Smith Island, Md." 
This meeting is sponsored by 
the Maryland Humanities 
Council and is free to the pub- 
lic. For questions or directions 
contact es 1 07@umail .umd.edu 

China Seminar 

The Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs (IGCA) invites 
you to a China Seminar, "20 
Years After Normalization with 
China and the Taiwan 
Relations Act," Thursday March 
4, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 
0101 Taliaferro Hall. The pre- 
senters will be Ambassador 
James Lilley of the IGCA and 
the American Enterprise 
Institute, and Ambassador 
Harvey Feldman of the Asian 
Studies Center at the Heritage 
Foundation. A reception will 
follow. 

Rebecca McGinnis can be 
contacted for reservations at 
405-0213; fax: 405-0219; or e- 
mail: rml65@umail.umd.edu. 
There is no charge for this 
event. All are welcome. 

LGBT Speakers Bureau 

The Speakers Bureau of the 
undergraduate Lesbian Gay 
Bisexual Transgcnder Alliance 



MacGregor Burns Academy of 
Leadership and professor of 
political science at Towson 
University, is the featured 
speaker for the brown bag 
lunch discussion titled "If you 
Can't Communicate, You Can't 
Lead." 

Kumar is the former presi- 
dent of the Presidency 
Research Group of the 
American Political Science 
Association and has served on 
the editorial boards of Presi- 
dential Studies Quarterly and 
the American Journal of 
Political Science. 

For more information, con- 
tact Scott Webster at 405-7920 
or swebster@academy.umd. 
edu. 

Novel Politics 

"Bill Clinton and the 
Novelization of Political 
Community" is the subject of a 
colloquium featuring John 
Murphy of the University of 
Georgia. His noon to 1 p.m. 
talk, sponsored by the depart- 
ment of communication, takes 
place Friday, Feb. 1 9, in Room 
0104 Skinner Building. 

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



Staff IT Training, "Intro to 
Windows 98, T 'Tiiesday, Feb. 23 
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 
new Staff Development 
Training Lab, Patapsco 
Building, This workshop is 
designed for new Windows 
users or novice Windows 95 
users upgrading to Windows 
98. You will learn to use the 
mouse, explore the desktop 
and Start menu, use the 
Taskbar, manipulate windows 
and get help. In addition, you 
will learn how to modify the 
Windows environment, experi- 
ence Windows multi-tasking 
capabilities and explore file 
management techniques. 
There is a $1 10 fee for 
training and course materials. 
Seating is limited and web- 
based pre registration at 
<www. inform .umd.edu/Short 
Course s> is required. 
Questions about course con- 
tent can be directed to oit- 
training@umail.umd.edu; ques- 
tions about registration can be 
directed to the alTs Library at 
4054261 . 

China Issues Talk 

Faculty and staff are invited 
to a brown bag lunch 
Thursday, Feb. 25 at noon, at 



die Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs (IGCA) in 1 122 
Holzapfel Hall. C.K. Liu, one of 
the division directors at 
TECRO (Taipei Economic and 
Cultural Representative Office) 
will share current TECRO poli- 
cy on cross-strait relations and 
discuss up-to-date issues. 

For more information, or to 
RSVP, call Rebecca McGinnis at 
405-4312. 



Horn bake Library 
Materials Storage 

Due to collection space lim- 
itations in the Art Library and 
Engineering and Physical 
Sciences Library, a storage col- 
lection was begun in the 
ground floor of Hornbake 
Library some time ago. The 
stored items are low-use mate- 
rials and, until recently, have 
been open and available to 
library users. 

The storage collection is 
now expanding and that, cou- 
pled with the beginning < if 
renovation activities in the 
Hornbake Library, has led to a 
decision to secure this collec- 
tion by restricting access. 
Materials in storage can be 
requested from the circulation 
desks of the "home" library for 
the items, either EPSL or the 
Art Library. 

if you have questions about 
retrieval of materials from stor- 
age or concerns about materi- 
als that have been moved to 
storage, please contact the 
appropriate branch head: Neal 
Kaske, EPSL, 5-9144 
(nk20@umail) or Lynne 
Woodruffe.Art Library, 5-9065 
(1w64@umail). 

Public French 

The department of French 
and Italian invites you to a 
public lecture (in French) by 
Professor Jean-Michel 
Heimonet (Catholic University 
of America) "Tocqueville, 
Premier, Theoricien de la 
Democratic: Societe et 
Exe rcice Intellect uel ," Tu esday, 
Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 
3 120 Jimenez Hall. 

Building a Civil Society 

"Social Capital and Social 
Trust," the third lecture in the 
College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences' "Building a 
Civil Society" lecture series, Is 
offered Thursday, Feb. 18, from 
2 to 4 p.m. in the Colony 
Ballroom of the Stamp Student 
Union. Featured speakers are 
Robert Putnam, Stanfield 
Professor of International 
Peace at Harvard University, 
and E.J. Dionnc, Washington 
Post columnist. 

For more information, call 
405-1679.