ijpu6 JX).D&I ' t < > Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff AVeekly Newspaper Volume 13 'Number 21 • March 9, 1999 Maryland's Pulitzer Prospect, Sounds of the Task Force Aims to Establish Campus Intergenerationai Day Care Center Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, center, was Joined by Del. Pauline Menes and Sen Arthur Dornnan last week tn a frank discussion of the university's proposal to establish an Intergenerationai daycare center on campus. Task force members are seeking support from the state administration. Many feculty and staff — and even some stu- dents on campus — are becoming part of a fest- growing segment of the population known as the sandwich generation. Not only are they rais^ ing their young children while holding down a full-time job and in need of affordable, quality day care, they're also caring for their aging par- ents, who similarly need supervision during the work day. Other members of the campus corrmiimity may not feel the two-way pull, but still arc in need of drop-in day care or a senior center-like ^cility. Thanks to a very committed and concerned group known as the Task Force for an Intei^enerational Center, an on-campus facility that would meet those needs may become reali- ty in the near future. Last Monday, March 1 , the task force welcomed Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Sen. Arthur Dornian and Delegate Piiuline Menes (both of the 21st District, which includes College Park) to a frank discussion of the proposed center and the state's role in it. Maggie Bridwell, director of the University Health Center, said she sees students who are "very stressed about daycare," as well as staff who end up having to bring their kids to work, which can po.se a problem. Also, she noted, "We lost one of our best secretaries who had to quit to take care of her elderly mother." And as Beverly Greenfeig of the Returning Students Program pointed out, some 1 5 percent of campus students are age 25 and older. "Tliey're also resolving the issues of juggling child and adult daycare." The goals of the meeting were specific. "Today we are seeking to get information about what state resources and similar or related pro- grams the university can learn flrom or link with; hear suggestions for raising funds from the busi- ness community and the state; form an ongoing relationship with the Glendening-Townsend administration to make the idea a reality and name an administration liaison for the project; and discuss how the project could be viewed as a model for programs of this sort throughout the state," said Joel Cohen, math professor and chair of the Work and life Cotrunittee, a joint committee of the President's Commission on Women's Issues and the Quality of WorklifeTask Force. As currendy proposed, the Intergenerationai Center (IGC) would house an adult daycare cen- ter, a drop-in child care center and an informa- tion resource unit. Its mission, said Cohen, is to serve the campus and surrounding communities by providing "age-integrated academic courses, services and programs aimed at addressing issues of family and community life." The center would serve to link a variety of existing and future academic research programs. "We have a great variety of programs that deal with the family, from infants to senior citizens," said Cohen. "They are in many different colleges and most operate with little knowledge of one another. An IGC would serve as a meeting place so that useful interaction can take place." Another great benefit of the IGC is its poten- tial as an information resource center. "At the moment, there is no central place a parent can Contittued on page 6 A Special Day to Explore Maryland Mark your calendars fora very special day Saturday, April 24, the university will open its doors and come aUve with activities the whole femily can enjoy. Culminating an exciting week of events during which President Mote will be inaugu- rated, Maryland Day 1999, "Explore Our World," is designed to showcase all this spectacular research luiiversity has to offer. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there wUl be demonstrations, hands- on workshops and activities, live music and performances, exhibits, lectures, sports clinics, even a chance to meet the Terps. Maryland Day 1999 promises to be full of fun and learning for all ages. You are encouraged to bring your family, show them where you work, and together discover the many reasons to be proud of the University of Maryland. For more information, see the "Maryland Day I999,Explorc Our World" site under Hot Topics on the univer- i V' t^S / 7^ sity home page, <www.raary- .\^ -r land.edu>.A sample list of activities and participating departments is available, and updates on parking, loca- tions and special events will be added as information becomes available. An invita- tion will come to you via cam- pus mail at the end of March. Y\.^ .11 -. •»■ >» Straight 'A' Project Provides Access Anytime, Anyplace Imagine walking into a world class library and brows- ing the stacks on your laptop computer. A vision for the future? No, this is how it looks today inside the Ubrary at the University of Maryland. As a result of a special pilot project sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affelrs, McKeldin Library is now^ equipped for remote access to the university's data networic. Access to the network is provided at 20 "walk-up" sta- tions equipped with cthernet wall outlets or througli wire- less cndpoints located through- out McKeldin. The two access modes allow library patrons the flexibility of working at specific locations by plugging their laptops into wall outlets or freely roaming library stacks and accessing wireless net- work resources via special receivers. Tlie project, proposed by die Department of Communi- cation and Business Services (DCBS), was selected by Administrative Affairs fh>m a variety of other proposals due to its direct support of the uni- versity's strategic plan. Plans for the project were initiated by Jon Rood and Dorothy Chrismer of DCBS as part of the strategic planning process. While College Parit has been recognized for its state-of-the- art communications infrastruc- ture for many years, Vice President for Administrative Affairs Charles Sturtz viewed the project as a "strategic action to maintain the universi- ty on the leading edge of infor- mation technology" Accordii^ to Sturtz, "Tlie technologies used in tliis application pro- vide a major component in the foundation of a comprehensive communications infrastmc- ture." With full support of the pro- posal from the campus admin- istration and Dean Charles Lowry of the Libraries, the ini- tiative to use new technology for data network access within McKeldin was laimched. The project involved a team effort Continued an page 3 f * • • I P I I t t ■ t 4 • I • I • • f 1 • I » 1 » I I I I 1- « 1 « V f • I I I' I I « 2 Outiook March 9, 1999 atim Applications, Nominations for Faculty Ombuds Officer Sought "Since 1796 the United States has protected domestic sugar against imports. American sugar growers, in part as a reward for laige contributions to poliUca] campaigns, have long enjoyed a system of quotas and prohibitive tariffs against foreign competi- don. American consumers paid at>out tliree times world prices for sugar in the 1980s,enricliing a small cartel of U.S. growers.' — From a 1997 Adantic Monthly article by Mark Sagoff, senior research scholar in the Institute of Philosophy and Public Policy, cited in a Nov. 12 editorial in the Ottawa Citizen 'Whenever you have a crime involving a victim and a defendant of different races, race is an issue. It would be good if we were as colorblind as wed like to be, but we're not." — Kathryn Russell, associate professor of criminal Justice, in a Nov. 13 story in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Sunday Patriot-News about an African-American man going on trial for the third time for the stabbing of two white men in a bar fight. College applicants need "any distinaion they can bring to them- selves, but that could be any accolade for academics or contribu- tions to their community. There's an understanding that mem- bers of the National Honor Society represent students who are higli achievers but also are good citizens." — Linda Clement, directed of Undergraduate Admissions, in a Nov. 25 story in Education Week about the role of the National Honor Society. 'The major military lesson was that superior firepower does not guarantee victory in a war. The important political lesson is, do not deploy the military if it does not have the support of the American people." — David Segal, director of the Center for Research on Military Organization, in an article on ABC.com about the lingering effects of the Vietnam War "I'm someone who comes from the Anglo-Saxon tradition of lit- erature, and it's a tradition I honor. I still value beauty, and I write poems about the beauty of the natural world. For some audiences, a beautifiJ poem isn't enough. There had to be an angle." — Stanley Plumly, poet and English professor, in a fea- ture about him in the Nov. 19 San Luis Obispo (Calif.) New Times promoting a poetry reading at Cat Poly SLO. "Interest in the law will generate demands from parents and counterdemands from students, and what college administrators have to do is try to see if there's any consensus or common ground that can be reached. It's a fascinating issue, because it touches on an area of great ambiguity. Students who are between the ages of 18 and 21 are legally adults, but the ques- tion is: should we consider them as full adults in every sense of the word?" — Gary Pa vela, director of judicial programs and student ethical development, in a Dec. 14 story in Insight mag- azine about new legislation that allows universities to tell parents when their children get in trouble for drug or alcohol offenses. "Crack is basically being contained. It's now the drug of your fre- quent offender, your hardened criminal. These are the last peo- ple to give up the drugs." — Eric Wish, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Research, in a fan. 6story on Dow Jones Interactive about the decline of "casual" crack cocaine usage and a related decrease in violent crime. "I'm not going to think about anything else except helping Lucent realize its vision. We want to be the Disney in the field of Itclecommuxiications, and I want to continue in a very positive way." —Alumnus Jeong Kim in a brief biography of him as a Businessperson of the Year finalist in the Dec. 25 Washington Business Journal Kim now works for Lucent Technologies, which bought his Yurie Systems and enabled him to donate $5 million to the Glenn L Martin School of Engineering. A search conmiittee is now seeking applica- tions and nominations for the position of ombuds officer for appointment beginning July 1, 1999. The committee is especially interested in applica- tions or nominations of minorities and women. For best consideiation, the deadline for applymg is March 31. The Faculty Grievance Procedure for the University of Maryland, College Park, passed by the Campus Senate on April 23, 1990, and approved by the President on Dec. 13, 1990, cre- ated the posidon of ombuds officer The officer is appointed by the President following a search conducted by a committee joinUy appointed by the Faculty Grievance Panel and the President. He or she is anached to the President's Offlce.This is a part-time position. The ombuds officer is a neutral and impartial officer whose major responsibility is to provide confidential and informal assistance to faculty and administrators in resolving concerns related to their work. Operating outside ordinary adminis- trative structure, the ombuds officer serves as a counselor, fact-finder, mediator and negotiator, but not as an advocate for any parry to a dispute. The ombuds officer serves all faculty and acad- emic administrators. He/she shall attempt to resolve disputes informally before they enter for- mal grievance channels, and shall advise those who seek information about what constitutes a grievance and what the grievance procedures are. Tlie officer shall have access to suitable legal counsel, prepare a yearly report, and offer recom- mendations for policy change to the Campus Senate and the President. Tlie term is normally three years. Compensation may be in the form of released time or other consideration. Successful candidates should be able to listen to aU sides of an issue impiutially, and to give clear advice.The candidate should be tenured but may be recendy retired. Individuals must be able to deal with feculty members and administrators and to maintain confidential information. Applicants or nominees should be either tenured faculty members at the University of Maryland, College Park, or recently retired faculty members. Staff support will be provided by the President's office. Applicants should send a current Curriculimi Vita, a short statement describing interest m and qualifications for the office, the names of tliree references and an address and telephone number to: Mark L«one, Chair Ombuds Ofificer Search Comimttee line Woods Hall University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742 Telephone; 405-1425 FAX; 314-8305 Other members of the search committee are Raymond Johnson, Martha N.Smith and Maurine Beasley. Davis Chained with Boosting Participation in Awards Program Senate Hosts Discussion ofH.B. B^^. Joanne Davis has joined the University of Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity (MCGP) to coordinate the U.S. Senate Productivity Awards for Maryland and the Maryland Quality Awards Program. Since 1978, the MCQP has promoted the imprt>vemcnt of the quality of life and economic development in Maryland through accelerating the rate of quality and productivity improvement in Maryland orga- nizations. The MCQP has sup- ported the university's outreach and service to the state by pro viding assistance to more than a thousand organizadons in the manufacturing, service and pub- lic sectors. One of the MCQP's most important responsibiUties is to worii with the offices of Senators Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski in the administration of the U.S. Senate Productivity and Maryland Quality Awards process. The purpose of the awards process is twofold. First, it is a tecognition process to identi- fy and spotlit those oiganiza- tions whose performance is wor- thy of emulation. Second, the awards process encourages oiga- nizatioiLS to learn and improve through self-assessment and through the use of written feed- t»ack received by all applicants. ApplicaUons for the U.S. Senate ProducUvity Awards for Maryland arc reviewed and evalu- ated by members of the Board of Examiners appointed by Sartjancs and Mikulski and chaired by Thomas 'I\ittie,direc- tor of the Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity. Davis brings to her position a diverse background that posi- tions her to expand and improve the administration of these awards programs. In 1987, Davis was selected to lead Equitable Bank's mission to integrate quality management principles and practices into die bank's culture. In 1991, then-County Executive Charles Ecker of Howard County appointed her as administrator of the county's Office of Persotmel, from wrhich she helped coordinate Eckcr's high- ly successful quaUty improve- ment efforts in the public sec- tor. As founder and longtime chairman of Howard County's Partnership for a Quality Community, Davis has worked The next College Parit i Senate Meeting is schedtUed fori Thursday, March 11. President Dan Mote will hold a question and answer session followed by the Senate's guest speaker, Gary Pavcia, (iirector for the Office of Judicial Programs. Reports from the Senate Elections, Rcpresentadon and Governance Committee and the Senate Programs, Curricula & Courses Committee are Included on the Senate's meet- ing agenda, as weU as the Senate Staff Affairs Committee new business item, The State Employees — Collective Bargaining House Bill #179. with professionals from the pub- lic, private and non-profit sectors on a volunteer basis to identify new applications of the quality process for all types of organiza- tions. In 1993, Davis returned to the private sector where she led Provident Bank of Maryland's successful corporate quality ini- tiative. She left this position at the end of 1998 to join the MCQP Oudook 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 Catbcart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes, Editor; Londa Scott Foftfi, Assistant Editor; Valshsll Honswar, Graduate Assistant; Phillip WIrtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus Infor- mation are w/elcome. 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-mall outlool(@accmall.umd.eclu; fax (301) 314-9344, Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ • • * March 9. 1999 Ouflook 3 Straight 'A' Project Provides Access Anytime, Anyplace Holly Ziarko, a graduate student of Latin American literature, plugs In her laptop to participate In the Straight 'A' Project at McKetdIn Library. continued fnim page 1 led by Tom Hcacock and Clay Gump of the DCBS. By collaborating with Dave Cooper of the Libraries, Karl Reuss of the Office of Information Technology/Network Infrastructure, and with support from Facilities Management, the project was completed during the Fall of 1998, The project required the installation of special equipment as well as the development of new methodology for the dynamic allocation of network addresses to provide data network access. The system was designed to accommodate new ways in which library resources are accessed and the increasing mobility of the campus population. Sylvia Stewart, associate vice president for administrative affairs says, "Tliere's a need to provide our students with technology that better reflects their life styles and learning styles. There are increasing expec- tations for university network access at any time and from any place." To access die campus data network at McKcldin via walk-up stations, laptop comput- ers must be equipped with ethernet adapters. It is then possible to "plug-in" the computer at any of the active "wired" ethernet 'wall outlets locat- ed throughout the building. To use the "wire- less" endpoints, a laptop must be equipped with a special receiver which will communicate at a frequency of 2. 4 GHz for transmission to the campus network. Tlirough tlie 19 wireless endpoints, it is pos- sible to provide service for approximately 475 users. Transmission speed for the wireless end- points is 2Mbps. It is expected tliis rate will increase to 1 1 Mbps within the next year. Chief Inft>rmation Officer Don Riley views the JVIcKeldin project as a typical kind of project that must be undertaken to support the strate- gic plans of the university which increasingly depend upon leading edge, world class technol- t)gy."Many projects are underway to bring state of the art information teclmologies and applica- tions to the campus. These are typically imder- taken in partnership with both the private sec- tor and academic partners," Riley says. "It's obvi- ous ubiquitous high-speed access to university resources must be available to achieve our infor- mation technology goals in support of the acad- emic programs. This project is exciting in that it moves us closer to achieving those goals, but also involves our very bright students in the partnership as well." Both the "wired" and "wireless" access modes provide computer users with new freedom to access network resources at any location of their choosing within McKeldin. Most of us eas- ily can see that our society is becoming more and more mobile. Portable communication devices such as pagers and cellular telephones are becoming common household items. Means of accessing the university's information resources must evolve accordingly. The term "wireless" is somewhat of a mis- nomerThcre are many "wires" supporting the endpoint transmitters located in the building walls and ceilings. Wireless receivers have been provided to a group of student volunteers inter- ested in participating in the pilot. "Both wired and wireless access to the cam- pus data network involve significant infrastruc- ture resources. Tlie decision of which access technology is best may be situation specific — dependent upon a variety of factors," says Jon Rood, deputy chief information officer and director of Communication and Business Services, "Feedback from [his pilot group will be an important evaluation factor for determin- ing future wireless applications. Today's stu- dents will work in a world that takes full advan- tage of advances in information technology and the task of the university is to provide them with the proper foundation and an environment that exposes tliem to the technology that will become commonplace throughout their lives." Use of the McKeldin network is available to anyone interested. For individuals who do not own a personal laptop computer, a computer may be borrowed from the Library's second floor Resource Desk. Anyone interested in par- ticipating in a trial use of the "wireless" technol- ogy or in learning more about the pilot project should contact Clay Gump at 405-4472 or send e-mail to email@example.com. Diversity Works Gamers Grant The Ford FoundaUon lias awarded a grant of *600,000 toward the development of "Diversity Works," an initiative of the Office of Himian Relations Program and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). "Ford has identified Maryland as a national model of how campuses should be responding to diversity," says Gladys Brown, director of the human relations program. "They want us to be a template for other universities to follow," The grant is part of a series of grants totalling $2-2,5 mil- lion that the Diversity Initiative and the AAC&U have been receiving from Ford, and covers a three-year period that began last January. This grant is part of Ford's Campus Diversity Initiative wliich has a communication and educa- tion focus, Brown says. "Ford has an international projea that details promising practices for transforming curriculum and the educational institutions to make the campus a better learning and work- ing environment for all students, faculty and staff. Tliis grant provides additional funding for us to worit on a family of projects for campuses tliat show exactly how to do that." Among other things, the grant will help the continuation of the DivcrsityWeb Internet site <www.inform.umd.edu/ DiversityWeb> of Diversity Works, and will provide training opportunities to campuses on how to use the family of Internet-based projects at the university. Ford has specially lauded the website which recorded over 250,000 hits last December, Brown says. The site has also received a citation from the White House Initiative on race and has been identified as the site of the week by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 'DiversityWeb provides diversity priorities that every campus must address if it has to change. These are institu- tional leadership, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, curriculum transformation, faculty and staff development, student experiences and research into what difference diversity makes in concrete, tangible ways," Brown says. Part of the funds from the Ford graiit have been chan- neled toward the publication of "Diversity Blueprint: A Planning Manual for Colleges and Universities." "The planning part comes in after the priorities, when you want to know how to take your institution from one point to another," Brown says The "Blueprint," published by AAC&U and the University of Maryland, is a planning resource for administrators, facul- ty and staff who want to create diversity policies and initia- tives using collaborative, campus-wide plarmlng efforts at their respective institutions. It includes messages from 1 5 college presidents, chancel- lors, deans and sUident leaders. The "Blueprint" was prepared by a campus team of laculty, staff and administrators with the help of 30 external reviewers. The "Blueprint" is available for a cost of $30 from the AAC&U. Some of the plarming principles in the "Blueprint" are available online at www. inform, umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/ Di ve rsi ty/Resp onse/Web/M anual. ;;;DivarsiTYWEB • Cscdct£BtiLtrjuJJSiiu6as 4 Outlook March 9. 1999 datelme mary atmn 'land India's Renowned Sitarist Performs MarcK 9 de/' Nixin-I:30p.m, Speak ing Scholarship Scries: 'Repairing the Breach: African American Leadcnihip and Public/Pri^'ate Partnerships," Bohby William Austin, president, The Village Foundation 1 102 Taliaferro Hall. tlsJ 1-2:30 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: "VICTORWeb.' An intnHiuction to using VlCTORWeb.the Libraries' catalog and online periodical database. 4133 McKcldin Ubrary. 5-9070. H 2-3 p m.-'Web Clinic," 4404 Computer 3c Space Sciences Bldg. www. inform . umd.edu/WebClinics. 6t/^ 4 p.m. Physics Department: "Making Small Black Holes: Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse," Matthew Choptuic, University of Texas, AusUn, 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. © 5 p.m. Center for Health and Wcllbcing : " Th c Vegetarian Series — I^rt 2." Is there more to life than pasta and salad? 0121 - '. Campus Recreation Ccntet: Registration required. 4-1493. as 6-9 p.m. PeerTraining Program: "Introduction to HTML," introduces the markup language used to create wcbpages. Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* Ji 7 p.m. School of Musjc; Open rehearsal with the Guameri String Quanet. Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-1 150. Your Guide to University Events February 9-18 cV 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium: "Cosmic History Since z=5." Michael Fall. 0254 c;omputer & Space Sciences Bldg. ^. 6-9 p.m. PeerTraining Ingram: "Introduction to HTML." This class introduces the markup language used to create webpages. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.- March 10 6w^Noon-l p.m. Research & Development PrcscntattorLs: "Making the Connection: Involving Parents at LlMCITJoel Kincart, act- ing assistant director, I^ients' Association, 0106fll 14 Couaseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. &3^ Noon- 1 p.m. Molecular and Cell Biology Scininar Series: 'The Origin and Integration .Mechanism of non-LTR Retrolransposable Elements," Tom Eickbush, University of Rochester 1208 Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 5-8422. ^ 3:30-5 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: "Tangled In The Web?" intnxluces strategies for effectively searching the Web. Bring research topics with you. 4135 McKeldin Library; 5-9070. m 5-6:30 p.m. Libraries' liser Education Services: -YlCrORWcb." An introduction to using VI CTORWeh, the Ubwries' catalog and online peri(xlicat database. 4133 McKeldin Library. 5-9070. $ 6:30 p.m. Career Center: "Looking Beyond the Salarj' Offer: What is Your Benefits Package Worth?" Lounge, Anne Arundel Hall. <www. career- centerumd.edu> ^, 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: "Intermediate Microsoft F.xcel'This course moves beyond the 'Introduction to Excel's' basics. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* kU 7-9 p.m. Writers Here and Now: Spring Readings. Frank Bidart. author of "In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90." Adam Zagajewski, author of "Mysticism for Beginners," Graduate Reserves Room, McKcldin Ubrary. 5-3820. '^ 7-9 p.m. Films of Africa and the Diaspora Series presents 'Angano ..jVngano," Director: Cesar ftes, Madagascar. Multi-^Purpose Room, St. Mary's Hall. 5^35 March 11 ^^ 9:30 a.m. 'Full Domain Partitions to Reduce Communication in Parallel PDE Solvers,"William E Mitchell. Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 3206 Math Bldg. 5-5117. 1-3 p.m. Women of Color Award Program. The Commitlee for Women of Color will present its awards in celebration of Women of Color Week, St. Mary's Hall. 5-5615. Ji 3-6 p.m. School of Music; "Voice Masterclass," Renata Scotto, Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Bldg 5-1150. ^3^ 3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: 'Mesoscale Moisture Analysis of the American Monsoons," Ernesto Berbery, assistant research scientist. 2400 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. <www.meto.mnd. edu/semi- narhtml> ^ 4-5:30 p.m. Libraries' User Educat ion Services:" VlCTORWeb ." An intrtKluction to using VlCTORWeb, the libraries' catalog and online peri- odical database. 4133 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-9070. Sounds of the sitar will fill the University College Inn and Con- ference Center when Kartik Scshadri, with accompanist Arup Chatterjcc, performs March 1 3 at 8 p.m. A pre-concert seminar takes place at 6:30 p.m. Internationally acclaimed as one of India's outstanding sttarists and the foremost disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Seshadri played his first major recital at age six and was immediately recog- nized as a prodigy by critics and other prominent musicians in India, As a yoimg musician, Seshadri had an illustrious performing career and in 1965 he met the world-renowned Pandit Ravi Shankar. In 1974, Seshadri became a formal disciple of the maestro and has since been receiving rig- orous training in the distinctive and pure styles of the Senia and Dhnipad traditions. In the United States and Canada, Seshadri has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Chicago Institute. He is a noted composer and educator of Indian music and his composition "Quartet for Raga" received its world premiere in'Washington, D.C.by the Contemporary Music Forum. He has also lectured and conducted workshops at the university. Seshadri will participate in the pre-concert discussion. He will be joined by Utiiversity of Maryland ethnomusicologist Carolina Robertson and "WETA FM"s Program Director Dan DeVany For Saturday's program, Seshadri will be accompanied by Arup Chatterjee, recognized Kartik Seshadri today as one of the outstanding and most sought-after tabla artists of the younger genera- tion and a premiere disciple of the world- renowned maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh of the Fanikabadh gharana style of tabla. The program will feature selections from Seshadri's latest CD, "lUuminations," Tickets for the concert are $22 for general admission, $19-50 for seniors and $9-50 for fiill- lime students with ID. The pre-concert seminar is $3. For more information, call 405-7847. 6V 4 p.m. CHPS Series: "Theodosius Dob/hansky and G. Ledyard Stebbins: Animal and Plant Evolution Diu-ing the Evolutionary Synthesis," Betty Smocovitis, University of Florida 1117FtancisScott Key Bldg ^t/^ 4:30 p.m. 'Race and Class in America," Henry Louis Gates. Harvard l.iniversity. Gates will preview the CD-ROM encyclopedia during his presentation. Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 5-3567, D 4:30-7:30 p.m. PeerTraining Program: "Netscape Page Composer." This class introduces Netscape's web page editing and development toot. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.' D 4:30-7:30 p.m. PeerTraining Pmgtam: "Introduction to IJnix.-This cla^ introduces the Unix operating system. 3330 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg, 5-2940.* ^ 4:30 p.m.'l GiuUari Di Piazza, The Adventures of Don Giovannia and His Servant Pulcinell a.'OZiOJimene/ Hall. Reception follows in St. Mary's HaU. ^k/^ 5 p.m. Art History and Archaeology Lecture: 'Ritual and Vision: Renaissance Spectacle and the Performance of Images," Karen Bar^man. 2309 Art-Sociology Bldg, 5-1479. 4t/^ 8 p.m. The Rusking Lectureship Fund and the Drlian Studies and Planning Program :'Pro,spect I'arfc; Significance of Historic Parks in the 21st tJentury.'Tup per Thomas. School of Social Work Auditorium, Baltimore. 5-6790. w S- 10 p.m." Ix:s Liaisons Dangcreuscs" by Christopher Hampton. An erotic game of power, seduction and deceit on the eve of a revolution in Paris.T^wes Hne Arts Bldg-S-iiOI.' March 12 ffl 10-1 1:50 a.m. Ubtaries' User Education Services: "I'm Finding Those Good Citations: Social Sciences Citation Index.'A workshop demon- stration and handson exploration of theWclvbased Social Sciences Qtadon Index (SSCD periodical data- base. Please see website to register. 4135 McKeldin Ubrary, 5-9t)70. &z^ I0:.3fl a.m. Mathematics Education Seminar: "High School Students, Proof and the Core-Plus Mathematics Project ."Jeremy Kahan will report on the results of pencil and paper tests, plus interviews with more- than 300 students in the CPMP field test. 2121 Benjamin Bldg, Calendar Guide Calendar phone nimibcrs listed as 4-xx,xx or 5-.xxxx stand for the prefix 31 4- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). Calendar information for Otitlook is com- piled fioni a combination of iiiforM's calendars and subtnissions to the Ottlhwk office. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail Outlook@accmail. umd.edu. March 9, 1999 0«tlo«k 5 ^y^ 1 p.m. Materials and Nuclear Enjjineering Speaker Series; "Strain AtLximmodaiion in Scmiconducior NatiDStnicturcs," lourdcs Salamanca- Riha 21 lit Clicraical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg. 1 :3t)-5 p-m. Libraries' User Education Services: "When Is Your l^l]>er Diiey-A class for the more atlvancfd iindcrgradiwte researcher who is getting ready lo write a sub- stantial paper. Bring research topics with you, 4153 McKeldin Library, 5-9070. Ba 1 :30-5;3(' p.m. Uiirarics' I'scr Education Services: 'ProCite: Software to Manage Your niblii)grapliies,"A seminur that teach- es bi>w to use ProCitc .s<iltware to coUetl rclerences itnd generate I'or- niallcd Ijihliographics. Please sec weiisite to regi-fler, 4135 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-907U. J' 8 p.m. School of Music: Coolidgc Quartet with NaokoTakao, piano. Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes Bldg. 5-1150 wH-IO p.m."Les Liaisons Uangereuses." by Christopher Hampton, An erotic game of power, seduction and deceit on the eve of a revolution in Paris .Tawes Fine Arts Bldg, 5-2201,' March 13 Cy II a,m,-12:30p,m,and 1-2:3U p,ni. Ubrarics' User Education Services: "When Is Your Paper Due?" A class for the mure advanced undcrBratluate researcher who Is getting ready to write a substantial paper Bring research topics with you, 4133 McKeldin Library, 5-9070, ^ II a.ni.-l 2:30 p.m. libraries' User Education Services: "Tangled In The Web? "An introduction to strate- gies for effectively searching the Web. Bring research topics with you. 4135 McKeldin Ubtary. 5-9070. I=yi 1-2 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: "Academic Universe ."An introduction to a mul- tidisciplinary database frum Lexis- Nexis. Bring research topics with you. 4135 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-9070. } 4:30 p.m.: "Stampede through Paradise." Food, music, poetry, fash- ion show and more. Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 4-1446.* ^ 8 p.m. Performing Arts: Kariik Seshadri, One of India's outstanding sitarists and the foremost disciple of Bmdit Ravi Shankar.Inn and Conference Center, University College, 5-7847-* ^8-10 p,m,"Cantiqucr'rhls pro- gram will feature the University Chorale with Jesse Parker, music director and conductor, celebrating the lyrical beaut)' of choral music. The concert will consist of music of Patesirina,Janneciuin and Stanford, plus Handel's glorious coronation anthem 'Let Tlay Hand Be Strengthened " and Fatire's exquisite "t;antique de Jean Racine," Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Bldg, 5-1150. ^F 8-10 p.m." Les Liaisons DangereiLscs," by Christopher Hampton, An erotic game of power, seduction and deceit on the eve of a revolution in Paris, Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-2201.' March 14 ra 1 ^ p, m , Peer Training: "Imniduction to Adobe Photoshop," Ttii,v class introduces the industry benchmark graphic manipulation package, 4404 Omiputer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940,' March 15 ■< p.m, Mini-Center for Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture aiid .Society Workshop: "'reaching Sexuality: Enccmnlers with Stereotypes," Rhonda Williams. Afro- American Studies. 2 1.37 Taliaferro Hall firstname.lastname@example.org. March 16 <Sis" 9:30 a.m. "The Mathematical Basis of MAIXAB." Cleve Moler, Chairman and Chief Scientist, The Malhworks Inc.A survey of the numerical :inal)'tic algorithms current- ly used in MA'IXAB. 32t)6 Math Bldg. 5-5117. ca 2:30 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: "Academic I inivcrse.'iniroduccs a multidiscipli- nary database from Lexis-Nexis. Bring resciirch topics with you, 4135 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-9070. ^w^4 p,m,''How Math Might Save Your Life," Cleve Moler, chairman and chief scientist, The Maihwoiks Inc. This talk will show how automobile manufacturers use mathematics and computers to design the safety sys- tems in tiieir future models, 1412 Physics Bldg. A/^ 4 p.m. Physics CoUoquia: 'Superconductor-Insulator Transition in Two Dimensions," Boris Alcshulter, NEC Research Center. 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401, '^ 5 p.m. Center for Health and Wellbeing: "The Vegetarian Series- Part 3. "What the heck can I do with Tofu and other meat substitutes? Get recipes and free samples of food! 0121 Campus Recreation Center. Registration required. 4-1493. ^< ) 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: "Introduction lo UNIX ." introduces the Unix operating system, 4404 C^omputer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.' ^ 8-10 p.m, "The Barton Woricshop," Frank Dcnyer (piano), James Fulkerson (trombone), Marieke Keser (violin) and Judith van Swaay (cello, voice) pre- sents the music of Christian Wolff, Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes Bldg. 5-1 150.* Ji 8-10 p.m. University of Maryland Concert Band. Under the direction of L. Richmond Sparks, conductor, the University of Maryland Concert Band will perform a program that includes "Lord of the Rings" and the "Holocaust Suite." Grand Ballroom, Stamp Sttidcni Union, 5-5542, March 17 «rt/"9:.30 a.m. The Department of Environmental Safety offers a monthly salcty trjiining for all new laboniltjr)' personnel, llie orientation is rcquitxrd for all new employees who work in lab ."iet tings and with hazardtjus male- rials. (1108 Engineering Classroom Bldg. Space is limited. Contact Jeanette Cartrun, 5-3960 to register. I Giullari Di Piazza Presents Don Giovanni The department of French and Italian pre- sents "The Adventures of Don Giovanni and His Servant Pulcinella " by I Giullari Di Piazza. Tlie performance takes place March 1 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 2002 Jimenez HaU, "Don Giovanni" is a comic opera based on a l6th century Neapolitan commedia dell 'arte manuscript. The play features the hilarious shenanigans of Pulcinella, his fiancee Ricciulina, a servant who falls for his master Don Giovanni, and Ricciulina's brother, the servant Arlecchino, who prefers that his sister make a match with the wealthy Don Giovanni rather than Pulcinella. hi the opera, Don Giovaimi is pim- ished in the end when he meets a ghost (in the form of a giant puppet) and is taken to Hell where demons in masks escort him in a macabre dance. There is a happy ending when Pulcinella gets to marry Ricciulina and everyone Ls invited to join in the tarantella at the wedding feast, I Giullari Di Piazza, 'The Jesters of the Square" is a company of actors, musicians, singers and dancers and the only performing troupe in America devoted to the creation erf the new musical and theatrical operas reviving the old tra- ditions of Italian music, theater and dance. A reception will follow the perft>miatic«4a'.. St. Mary's Language House, Reception Hall. * For more information, call the department of French & Italian at 405-4024 or send an e-miail message to email@example.com &^ Noon. Counseling Center's Research and Development Meetings: "An Overview of Technological Services in the Counseling Center" Matt Kita, Counseling Center Technological Services Committee. 01 06-0 1 1 4 Shoemaker Bldg. ^ M:30 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: ""VlcrrORWeb." An introduction to using VICTORWeb, the Libraries' catalog and online periodical database.4133 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-9070. ^i/'' 4 p.m. Astronomy CoUoquium: "Taking the Pulse of a Neutron Star," M, Coleman Miller, University of Chicago. 2400 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 4:3(^6 p.m. Libraries' User Education Services: "Tangled In The Web?" introduces strategies for effec- tively searching the Web. Bring research topics with you. 4135 McKeldin Library; 5-9070. ^^ 5-7:30 p.m. Center for Health and Wellbeing: "Mini Health Fair." prepare for Spring Break, (iet info on Safer Sex, Alcohol, other Drugs and Skin Cancer, Also, come by and pick up a free sand pail stuffed with goixlies, I.obby, Campus Recreation Center, 4- 1493 6t/^5 p.m, "Focus on Engineering," a panel of five female engineering alumni speak about their engineer- ing degrees, career prt)grcssion and future opportunities. 1202 Glen L. Martin HaU. 5-3283. W <5-9 p.m. Peer Training: "Introduction to Microsoft Word." Concepts covered in this class Include file manipulation, pagination, fonts, footnotes, etc. 4404 Computer Sc Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* ^ 8- 1 p.m "AU That Jazz." Concert will include the original Whiteman Band version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Schoenficld's "Vaudevilles" for piccolo trtunpet and chamber orchestra, Hoifer's "Capriccio" for violin and jazz ensemble and a medley of jazz favorites. Faculty guest artists include Chris Gekker on trumpet, noted pianist Santiago Rodriguez, first vio- lin for the Guameri String Quartet. Arnold Steinhaidt and Chris Vadala on saxophone. School of Music Director Christopher Kendall will conduct the chamber orchestia band. Inn and Conference Center, University of Marj'land University CoUege. 5-5548.* March 18 ^w^ 7:30 a.m. Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship: "Moving Beyond Setback: Cailbers Strategy for Future Cirowth," Rick Frier, CFO, Caliber Learning Network. Baltimore Itmer Harbor Marriott 5-2144,* W 1-3 p.m. Libraries' LIser Educatitm Services :'ProCite; Software to Manage Your Bibliographies," A seminar that teach- es how to use ProCJte software to collect references and generate for- matted bibliographies. Please see website to register, 4135 McKeldin Ubrary. 5-9070. ^ 1:30-3 p.m. libiaries' User Education Services: "VICTORWeb ."An Introduction to using VICTORWeb, the Ubraries' catalog and online peri- odical database. 4133 McKeldin- Library. 5-9070. ®" 2 p.m.The Career Center "How to Apply for a Federal Go-vemment Job." Multi-purpose Room, Holzapfel Hall, 6ty^4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium Series: "Mechanism, Chance and Evolution,' Sttiart Glenan, Butler University. 11 17 Key Bldg. H 4:30-7:30 p.m. Peer Training: "Advanced HTML," takes a rttote advanced look at HTML coding. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg, 5- 2940.* €to^7:30 p.m, "Physics is Phun,"The Sounds of Science: Analysis of musi- cal sounds, including the voice. Handson experiments at 7 p.m.with format lecture. 1410 and 1412 Phy.sics Bldg. 5-5994, 6^ 9:30 p,m."Applied Math in a Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Procedure for Obtaining the Conformation at a Labeled Site in a Peptide," Alan Berger, Advanced Computation Technolog)' Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, 3206 Math Bldg. 5-5117. I 6 Outlook March 9, 1999 Art Professor Claudia DeMonte has a one-person exhibition of her sculptures at Gaierie Liesbcth Lips in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Chuck Howell, an employee of the Libraries since 1994, recently was named curator of the library of American Broadcasting (LAB), located in Hombake Library. He received his master's degree in mass commimications from the University of Maryland in 1994 and began working at the National Public Broadcasting Archives, first as a student assistant and later as move coordinator when the Library of American Broadcasting (then the Broadcast Pioneers Library) arrived on campus that fell. His most recent position before taking up his new duties was that of audiovisual archivist for the Broadcasting Archives, HoweU is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and a contributor to the book "Airings; Radio in Society Since 1945," due out later this year. Gre^ry Ceoffroy, vice pres- ident of academic affairs and provost, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of '99. Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state and its regions. Geoff roy is one of 47 statewide leaders who were selected to participate in the eight-month pro- gram. Following a two-day open- ing retreat in April, Geoffrey will attend various one- and two-day sessions focusing on issues, such as economic development, educatioti, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, enviroimient and multicultur- alism. More than 100 experts representing business, govern- ment, education and the non- profit community w^ill serve as panelists and guest speak- ers. "The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly NOTABLE quaMed executives from an extraordinary group of appli- cants statewide," says to Leadership Maryland Executive Director Nancy Wolff. "After participating in a broad range of experiences over the next year, these lead- ers will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland's future." Associate Art Professor Patrick Craig has a one- person exhibition of his paintings at the B.A.I. Gallery in New York City. in America," was a featured presenter during Barnes & Noble Booksellers' (Bethesda) celebration of African History Month last month. Selden, who is director of the Center for Curriculum Development in the College of Education, led a lecture and discussion of his book, which tells the story of the eugenics movement in 20th century America and discusses the role played by the popular media and the school curricu- lum. Gregory Geoffroy The depart- ment of dance was prominently represented in three of the six works pre- sented at the Sixteenth Choreographers' Shoivcase at the Publick Playhouse last Feb. 12. Tiffani Frost, a 1998 giadu- ate of the department, was selected for her solo, "Constricted Redemption," Meriam Roseo's duet, set to Bach's First Unaccompanied Cello Suite also was selected. The dance, "Two, Sometimes Together" was performed by Marcy Schlisscl a 1993 gradu- ate of the department and Maty Buckley, who is an adjunct foculty member in the department this semester. Instructor Alvin Mayes performed with his part- ner Karen Bernstein in "By the Light...,' a work by Eric Hampton. Set to Beethoven's Piano Sonata No, 14, "Moonlight," it is the latest in the Karen & Alvin repertory. Washington Post critic Sarah Kaufman called the choreography " ...power- fill... at once disturbing, almost nightmarish, and deeply mov- ing... .six minutes of bewilder- ing strength." The program was selected by adjudicators Terry Creach and Mark Haim, from 35 entries. Steven Selden, author of the book, "Inheriting Shame: The Story of Eugenics and Racism Alvin Mayes The Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation has named Sally Sims Stokes to the Octagon Committee. Stokes is curator of the National Tnist for Historic Preservation Library located in McKeldin Library. The Octagon is the historic house mtiseum at 1799 New York Avenue, N.W,, in Washington, DC, , associated with the Tayloe family and named for its octagonal design. The Octagon was the original home of the American Institute of Architects, which now occupies an adjacent modem office building. The purpose of the Octagon Committee is to pro- vide advice to the director of the Octagon and the presi- dent of the American Architectural Foundation regarding the mission, long- range planning, preservation, maintenance and interpreta- tion of the house. Committee members are appointed for three-year terms. The mem- bers are nationally recognized authorities in fields related to the house and the collections. Associate Professor Ranamoorthy Ramesh and Anil Dhote, assistant research sci- entist in the materials and nuclear engineering depart- ment, have just patented two of their products: one for their platinum-free ferroelectric memory cell with intermetal- lic barrier layer and their method of making it; and the other for their electrode stnic- nire for a ferroelectric capaci- tor integrated on silicon. Intergenerational Day Care Center Proposed for Campus continued fnmi page 1 turn to witli questions about local daycare providers or simi- mer programs for children," said Cohen. "There is no natur- al place for anyone to inquire about adult daycare services. The information is available, but one has to somehow know to contact two of our commit- tee members, Beth Platz and Helen O'Ferrall for all the answers." Already, the center has the support of the Prince George's County 21st Delegation, which early on signed a letter in sup- pon of the IGC; the Ciry of College Park; Holy Cross Hospital, which is preparing a proposal for providing adult daycare .services on campus; the directors of every related campus program, aU of whom have joined the task force; and the University Administration (President Mote appointed Vice President for Administra- tive Affairs Charles Sturtz to head a committee that will see the project all the way through to completion). Cohen said the task force's approach to establishing a uni- versity-based intergenerational center is unique. "but there are drop-in daycare centers at very large numbers of other univer- sities. " He cited Berkeley (with no less than seven such cen- ters), Michigan, Penn, Stanford, UMass, Dartmouth, South Carolina, N.C, State, Indiana and Iowa as just some of the many he has come across in researching this subject. Kennedy Townscnd shared with the task force her own experience as a member of what slie prefers to call "the barbell generation, "When her father-in-law passed away last fall, she said slie foimd her hus- t>and's and her attentions sud- denly shifting from their chil- dren to her mother-in-law, "And 1 can see by the number of you around the table nodding your heads that you know wliat I'm talking about," she said. The lieutenant governor said she thought the proposed center would best serve this generation sandwiched between caring for children and elderly parents, "Trying to solve that issue is brilliant of the university." she said, "I think what you "re doing is critical," Kennedy Town send appoint- ed her special assistant Erin Ferguson to serve as the liaisou between the imiversity and the state administration. But she also cautioned, "Before we build these intergenerational centers, we need to see what works," "We have to make it okay to work and have children," Paula Broglio implored Kermedy Townsend. Broglio is a secre- tary in the Maryland English Institute and a member of the task force, "It's a real stressful problem for me and for many of the working parents I talk to wtto are distressed about not having a place to go when they need drop-off care," said Broglio, a sitigle parent whose parents, with whom she and her five- year-old son live, provide day- care, "A center like tliis would give my parents a break. And, for tliat matter, they may need the center some day as well," Kennedy Townsend thanked Broglio and others for sharing their very heartfelt, personal experiences. "We can't have a strong state without strong families," she said, re-emphasiz- ing her enthusiasm and su^v port of the effort the university is putting toward establishing an intergenerational center "It's good to know that, again, the University of Maryland is at tlie forefront." Pauline Mcnes, whose daughters attended the "pre- cursor to today's Center for Young Children many years ago," said society has changed and there is a brand new pat- tern of the elderly being the focus of attention for the fami- ly. An intergenerational center, she said, "maximizes benefits at both ends of the spectrum, by preparing students for this new society. It behooves die university, recognizing this changing society, to join it and prepare students for it." Sally Koblinsky, professor and chair of family studies, said she saw an opportunity in the IGC for "elders to help stu- dents and residents in CoUcgc Park and vice versa." Koblinsky also noted, "We could use our research and resources to pro- vide training for the care- givers." Not only would the IGC serve faculty, staff and students at the university, but also the city of College Park and local commimities. Priority would be given to university employ- ees and students, but efforts would be made to serve all the residents of the suburban Maryland area, —JENNIFER HAWES t <* * * I • r # * • * r I I • M»tc]i9,19990uHook 7 Flagship Channel Lauded For Video Excellence with Communicator Award The exemplary content and production of five of the Flagship Channel's 1998 videos earned prestigious recognition from The Communicator Awards, a national oi^anization that hon- ors benchmark works in the communications industry. This year's competition featured 3,209 entries from 47 states and eight foreign countries. The Flagship Channel docu- mentary "Maryland State Police — A Mark of Excellence " earned the Crystal Award of Excellence, The Communicator Awards higliest honor. It was one of three documentaries created for the Maryland State Police, and featured a side of law enforcement not often seen on the nightly news or popular police shows. Representing outstanding industry-wide programming and production, diree Flagship Chaimel programs, "Senior Cable News," "UMTV— Out and About Maryland" and "The President's Show" (on diversi- ty), captured Award of Distinction honors. Senior Cable News is for and about senior adults. In response to concerns from this overlooked population, the Flagsliip's production team speciaUy crafted the program to meet the needs of tlie sta- tion's senior audience. Topics regularly include health, medi- cine, entertainment and lifestyle trends for senior adults and their families. Flagship pro- duced "UMTV" serves as a bai- son between University of Maryland and citizens living in the inm^ediate surrounding Maryland com- munities. "UMTV" high- lights programs, departments, fac- ulty, students and special services available to the community. Via UMTy local citizens residing in Prince Ceorge's and Montgomery County can access the many aspects of University of Maryland life without ever leaving home. Recognizing the necessity for a community/campus part- nership, the Flagship team cre- ated "The President's Show^" on diversity, the third Award of Distinction winner,. '"I'he President's Show" is a theme-based program that effectively positions the uni- versity as a leading public research institution whose ser- vices and findings are available for die benefit of the citizens across the state. The program, premiering in the spring, will feature opening and closing remarks from President Dan Mote. Exploring the world beyond campus life, "The Global Village," hosted by Maryland alumnus and avid university supporter Len Elmore, exam- ines contempo- rary social and political issues facing modem society. The guest panels fea- ture University of Maryland experts in addi- tion to outside political and community leaders. The talk- show style program received an Honorable Mention. Serena Mann, general man- ager of the Flagship Channel, attributes the success to "the talented production staff and the wide range of ^scinating personaUties and exciting research available at the University of Maryland." The University of Maryland's Flagship Channel broadcasts on channels 32A/30B in Prince George's County and 59/12 in Montgomery County, and ser- vices more than 400,000 sub- scribers. For more informa- tion, call 405-3610 or visit Flagsliip on its website at <www. inform . umd , edu/flag- ship>. Journalism Graduate Enters the Race for a Pulitzer Prize Surmy Kaplan, a 1 997 jour- nalism graduate from the University of Maryland, is vying for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan, wMe woridng as a Garmett News Service intern, wrote an inves- tigative series about the federal govern- ment's vaccine poli- cies. Her series, which was nominated by the Gannett News Service, is one of 2,000 entries being considered for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize honors. Three graduates of the College of Journalism have won previous Pulitzer Prizes, Jane Healey of tlic OrJando Sentinel, Jon Franklin when he was at the Baltimore Evening Sun and Patrick Sloyan of Newsday. The College of Journalism also has two Piilitzer Prize win- ners on the feculty. Nan Robertson earned the honor when she was at the New York Three graduates of the College of Journalism have won previ- ous Pulitzer Prizes, Jane Healey of the Orlando Sentinelf Jon Franklin when he was at the Baltimore Evening Sun and Patrick Sloyan of Newsday, Times and Bill Eaton won when he was at the Washington, D,C, bureau of the Chicago Daily News. Gene Roberts, also on the fiicuJiy of the college, was chief editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer when it won 17 Pulitzer Prizes over 18 years. The Puhtzer Prize was endowed by the late Joseph Puhtzer who left provisions for the establishment of the awards as an incentive for excellent work in journal- ism and the arts. Each year, nearly 2,000 entries are submitted to an advisory panel. The entries are split into 21 categories and are voted on by a jury of the author's or artist's peers. The juries then make three nominations in no particu- lar order that are sent to an advisory board for a vote. The board discusses the nominations and selects a win- ner in each category. The win- ners are announced in mid- April, A poem "is an event, not a record of an event." — Robert Lowell Robert Lowell's Poetry Subject of Vendlers Distinguished Lecture Helen Vendler,A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University, discusses "Robert Lowell: Tlie Poetry of Depression" at the next Graduate School Distinguished Lecture, 4 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in Room 2203 of the Art- Sociology Building. 'Vendler is poetry critic for Tbe New Yorker, and writes regularly for The New York Times Review of Books, The New Republic and Tbe London Review of Books. Robert LoweU said that a poem "is an event, not a record of an event," What, then, is a poem to do when the aim is to enact depression? Depression is impoverished, emotionally speaking; it is apathetic, monotonous, bare, unmusical, discor- dant. What sort of a poem will depression produce as an image, a clone of itselP Vendler will address this question through Lowell's "For the Union I>ead," written before Low^ell was res- cued by Uthium from his recurrent yearly episodes of manic-de pressive illness. The recipient of 16 honorary degrees, Vendler tanks among the preeminent con- temporary critics of poetry. Her subjects range broadly, from the odes of John Keats to a widely acclaimed study of Wallace Steven's longer poems "On Extended Wings " (1969), Vendlers work is also distinguished by her focus on poetic form, perhaps reflecting her studies in chemistry before she turned to literature. "The first thing to ravish me in a poem," she told Harvard magazine, "is structure ... How does it do what it does? How does it manage to be compelling and wield such power? 1 was always lucky in being able to under- stand easily what a poem said. My interest has been on how it achieves its purpose, which is foremost and always aesthet- ic: to provide pleasure," All the attributes of Vendlers criticism — her breadth, pas- sion, interest in form, commitment to scrupulous readings of the text and celebration of the aesthetic — appear in both her 1998 books, "The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets" and "Seamus Heaney," published as part of HarperCollins Modern Masters Series, In 1995 Harvard University Press published three books by her: "Soul Says: On Recent Poetry,"" The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham" and "The Given and the Made: Lowell, Berryman, Dove, Graham," Her "Part of Nature, Part of Us; Modem American Poets" (1980) won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Helen Vendler 8 Outlook Man:h 9, 1999 Civil Society Lectiue The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' Civil Society lecture series continues today when former senator and presidential hopeful Bill Bradley speaks on "Leadership for a Civil Society."The lecture will be held from 2:304 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. It is free, but those planning to attend are asked to make reservations by calling 405-1679 and to be seated by 2:15. Repairing the Bieach Bobby William Austin discusses "Repairing die Breach: African American Leadership and Public/Private Partnerships," at a Brown Bag Limdieon today from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 11 02 Taliaferro Hall.A former program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundadon, Austin is pres- ident and CEO of the Village Founda- tion, based in Alexandria. Vii^inia. He founded the "Urban League Review"' and has served as a college administra- tor, editor and policy consultant in edu- cation and the humanities. For further information, contact Scott "Webster at 405-7920 or sweb- ster@ac2demy. umd . edu . Histofys Stuflent-Faculty Forum On Wednesday, March 17, History Professor Robyn Muncy will discuss the challenges, frustrations and joys of creating a documentary history of gen- der in America. The study, "Engendering America," was recently published by McGrarav-HiU. Muncy 's talk takes place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 0106 Francis Scott Key Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sountb and Wonls IsabeUe de Courtivron, professor of French studies at MIT and direaor of the Center for Biiingtial/BicxJtUTa] Studies is the guest lecturer Wednesday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Language House, St. Mary's Hall. Her talk, sponsored by the department of French and Italian, is titled "Between Sounds and Words:Thc Bilingual Education of Richard Rodriguez, Patrick Chamoiseau and Assia Djcbar."' Inaugural Reg^a Please take a few moments to place yoiu' order now if you will need to rent regalia for President Mote's inaugura- don ceremony. To insure the University Book Center can provide you with the correct cap, gown and hood, the cen- ter will need your completed order form no later than Friday, March 1 9. The form is available at cwww.ubc. umd,cdu/regalia.html>. Please print out the form, complete all spaces and mail or fex to the attention of MeLssa Marvel at 403-8326 along with pay- ment information. Department charges are exempt from the 5 percent tax. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Marvel, graduadon center coordinator at 314-7839 ore-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please contact Shawn Parry-Giles, sp 172® umail. umd, edu or 405^527. Paper Call A call for papers has gone out for the fifth annual Diversity Research FoRim on Race, Gender and Identity, sponsored by the Diversity Initiadvc Faculty Relations Committee and the College of Journalism. The forum takes place ThursdayApril 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. in die Language House. The topic: "Immigration, Migration & Displaced People." The focus of the forum is the exami- nation of race, gender and idendty within a wide spectrum of literary, soci- ological, ecological, geographical and artistic approaches to immigration, migration and displaced people, as occurring on the eve of the diird mil- lennium. Individual or group presenta- tions should not exceed 20 minutes. Previously published or presented papers or BFSA Hosts Spring Dance The Black Faculty Staff Association invites the campus community to get out your dancing shoes and join the fun at its second annual Spring Dance, Saturday, March 27 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. Soul music from today and yesterday will be featured along with several dance con- tests and prizes for first place winners. -^ The event is a fund raiser to benefit the asso- ciation's initiatives that support employees and stu- dents throughout the year. Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door and can be obtained from Roberta Coates, 405-0805, or Laura Anderson, 405-4938. Donations are also welcomed. Ttansfonning Access to Info. The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce the first in a speaker series called "Transforming Access to Information," featuring Francis Buckley, superintendent of doc- uments, TXiesday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. in McKeldin Library's Special Events Room C4100D). Buckley will speak on the challenges of providing government information to the people in an era of privatization and new tech- nologies. A recepdon follows. Any quesdons? Contact Lori Goetsch, public services division, McKeldin Library, at 405-9251 Americanization of Election Campaigns Journalism Professor Michael Gurevitch discus.scs "The 'Americanizadon' of Election Campaigns: The UK Case," Friday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 0104 Skiimer Building. He is presenting his research as part of <i colloquium series sponsored by the department of com- mimication. performances are welcome. Faculty and students are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers or a brief description of performance no later than March 12 to: Regina Igel, depart- ment of Spanish & Portuguese, 221 1 Jimenez Hall. Computer Training The Office of Information Technology is sponsoring a computer training course, "Introduction to PowerPoint 97,''Tuesday and Thursday, March 16 & 18, from 9 a.m. to noon in die Computer and Space Sciences Building Room 4404.Tliis course sur- veys the use of PowerPoiJit Office 97 wizards and toolbar commands for cre- ating sharp, professional-looking pre- sentations. Attention will be paid to design criteria and the integration of clip art and color schemes. There is a fee of $60 for training and course materials. Seating is limited and web-based preregistration required at <www.inform.umd.edu/ ShortCourses>. Questions about course content can be directed to oitt raining® umail. umd. - edu; questions about registration can be directed to the alTs Library at 405- 4261. CYC Celebrates 50 The College of Education and Center for Young Cliildrcn (CYC) are sponsoring a bi-weekly 50th anniver- sary seminar series highlighting CYC's glorious past. On Wednesday, March 10, former parent Judi Neri discusses "Spring 1975: A Retrospect," from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the CYC Building on Valley Drive. Tlic scries culminates with an open house on Saturday, April 24, from 1-6 p.m. at CYC premises. For more infor- mation and to RS"VP, contact CYC at 405-3168, or email@example.com Miniseries Moment "Thcodosius Dobzhansky and G. Ledyard Stebbins: Animal and Plant Evolution during the Evolutionary Synthesis," is the topic presented by Betty Smocovitis, professor of history at the University of Florid a, Thursday, March II, at 4 p.m. in Room 1117 Francis Scott Key Building. Hers is the second colloquium in the Miniseries in History and Philosophy of Biology. For more information please visit the CHPS website at <camap . umd . edu : 90/clips> . Bevy of Banking Needs Met For a limited time, the Chevy Chase Bank branch located in the Stamp Student Union is offering a special deal to faculty and staff. Through March 19, faculty and staff can get a 5 percent APY on a one-year CD (widi an open- ing deposit of $ 1 ,000). Located on the lower level of the union, the branch offers financial prod- ucts and services ranging from check- ing and savings accounts to home equi- ty loans and mortgages, and financial planning and brokerage services. For full-time imiversity employees who open a checking accoimt at the Student Union branch seveial other benefits are available as well: »■ Jiee premium relationship check- ing for two years as long as your pay- roll is direcdy deposited to your check- ing account, and free checks; *• a Chevy Chase check card; •■ a free mortgage p re-qualification and $300 off closing costs on a Chevy Chase Bank mortgage; *" a 1/4 percent discoimt off the rate on fixed rate Home Equity loans when your monthly payment is directly debited from your checking account; *■ free investment consultation with a financial planning specialist from Chevy Chase Financial Services; and *■ Chevy Chase Home Banking, enabling you to access your accoimt information directly from your PC. For more information about these specials, stop by the Student Union branch of Chevy Chase Bank. Be sure to mention that you're a University of Maryland etnpltjyee in order to take advantage of the special offers listed above, including die 5 percent APY special CD, Or contact the branch at 301-864-8722.