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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 

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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. 




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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 

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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. 



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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/ 



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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. 



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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 clay@dcs.umd.edu. 



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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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> 



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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> 



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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. 



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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, 



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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. 



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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 
vcghs@otal.umd.edu. 



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. 



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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. 



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) 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 cr27@umail.imid.edu 



&^ 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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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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 
nun369@uniail.umd.edu. 



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 kowtha@ibm.net 

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.