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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Voiuwe 13 'Number 22 • March 16, 1999 



Top Terp, 
page 3 

Celtic Pride, 
page 4 




Celebrating Women of Color 

Shirley Logan Recognized for Leadership 




Surrounded by her family: son Malcolm, daughter Monica and 
husband John, Shirley Wilson Logan was presented the 1999 
Women of Color Award for her service to the campus community. 



Combining dynamic acade- 
mic pursuits with dedication 
to students and the campus 
community, this year's Women 
of Color award winner Shirley 
Wilson Logan continues to 
demonstrate her many shades 
of excellence. 

Logan, associate professor 
of English and director of the 
Professional Writing Program, 
was honored last week at the 
ninth annual Women of Color 
Awards, sponsored by the 
President's Commission on 
Women's Issues and the 
Committee for Women of 
Color.This year's theme was 
"listening to Women's Voices 
and Celebrating our Diversity: 
Meeting the Challenges of the 
21st Century" 

Andrianna Stuart, co-chair of 
the program committee, 
acknowledged the abundance 
of talented women across cam- 
pus who are worthy of recog- 
nition. "There's a feeling of 
commimity when we come to 
this awards ceremony each 
year," she says. 

A faculty member in the 
English department since 
1980, Logan's research inter- 
ests include rhetoric and com- 
position, African-American lit- 
erature, as well as computers 
and writing instruction. She 
has been on a number of cam- 
pus committees, including 
ones on Africa and the 
Americas and the Banneker 



Scholars Selection Committee, 
Last fall, Logan was selected as 
one of 10 Lilly-Center for 
Teaching Excellence Fellows 
for 1998-99. 

"Logan's leadership stood 
out in a quiet, noble way," 
Stuart says. "Her service to 
campus showed through.' 

Accompanied by her family, 
during the ceremony, Logan 
was enveloped in compliments 
by friends and co-workers. 

"Shirley doesn't know how 
many ways she has impacted 
the lives of people at the uni- 
versity and beyond," says Mary 
Cothtan, director of the Office 
of Multicultural Student 
Education. 

Roberta Coates, staff 
ombudsperson, describes 
Logan as "dependable, thor- 
ough and always helpful," 

Logan's daughter, Monica, 
says, "She puts 100 percent in 
everything she does. We [her 
children] are a product of her 
hard work and dedication." 

According to her website, 
Logan is currently involved in 
research about the persuasive 
discourse of 19th century 
black women. Her most recent 
work is "With Pen and Voice: A 
Critical Anthology of 
Nineteenth Century African 
American Women. "The book 
includes speeches by 
Sojourner Truth, Frances ^ 

Harper and Ida B.Wells, 





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the Parents' Association. 



Confusion over Collective Bargaining 

Get the Facts at March 17 Forum 



"Why is there all this hoopla 
over the collective bai^aining 
bill?" asked Paula Broglio dur- 
ing a discussion of House Bill 
179 at the March 1 1 College 
Park Senate meeting. "Won't it 
go through whether or not we 
like it?" 

Broglio, administrative assis- 
tant at the Maryland English 
Institute, is the elected repre- 
sentative for clerical and secre- 
tariat staff Her comments 
underscored the confusion felt 
by many employees across 
campus who do not fully 
understand the biU that now 
sits before the Maryland 
Geneml Assembly. 



As Gene Ferrick, chair of 
the senate's staff afikirs com- 
mittee noted in response, "If 
you have chosen a position, 
either for or against the bill, 
you can make your voice heard 
by contacting your delegate." 

For those employees who 
stiU feel they need clarification 
on what the bill actually says 
in order to form a pro or con. 
stance on the bill, a discussion 
of H.B. 179, with input from 
those in support of and 
opposed to the bill, is sched- 
uled for Wednesday, March 17, 
from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 
0200 Skinner Hall. Copies of 
the biU will be made available 



at the discussion. 

In the interim, employees 
are encouraged to inform 
themselves about the collec- 
tive bargaining bill, and may 
view it in its entirety, on the 
web at: <mlis.sEate.md.us/ 
1 999rs/bills/hb/hbO 1 79f rti> 
and <mlis.state.md.us/1999rs/ 
bills/sb/sbO 1 29f.rtf. 

For employees who cannot 
attend the discu.ssion, or who 
are unable to access the biU on 
the web, a printed version also 
is being made available for 
reading to persons who stop 
by the College Park Senate 
Office, 1 100 Marie Mount Hall. 







2 OuHook Abrcfa 16, 1999 



Student Webpage Highlights Public Policy 

It startcfl with a group of mostly undergraduates who signed up for a class called "online jour- 
nalism' last spring at the University of Maryland. By the end of the semester the students had pro- 
duced a full-fledged news site. 

Newsnet, an online web page, provides public policy i^ues indigenous to the state of 
Maryland. The page takes its stories from Capital News Service (CNS) and is currently updated 
weekly. The university already has a strong relationship with the wire service, which has bureaus 
in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. 

"This started as a mainline project for an online news class,* says Chris Callahan, assistant dean 
of the College of Journalism and co-instructor of the class. "We crafted this product focusing on 
public policy news," 

In addition to general public policy issues, Newsnet focuses on other issues of importance for 
Maryland residents. Callahan emphasizes the school section, where one can view test score per- 
formances of local public schools and compare them to other schools in the state. There also are 
Unks to other imponant websites in the state, including the State General Assembly as well as 
local weather and traffic reports. 

Newsnet also provides audio links and various other databases. 

Mike HUl, a former student of the College of Journalism who took the online class, served as 
Newsnet producer for CNS last fall. He worked at the Washington bureau in a imique position, 
operating and updating the website fiiU-time, 

"Students traditionally go there as reporters," HiU says. "I was a one-man show... it was very 
intense, really detail-oriented." 

Hill says Newsnet is a result of the initiative 
of the college. He explains that he has not 
heard of many universities starting a program 
like this, using an imdci^raduate class for 
research and execution of a news website. 

Because most students who developed the 
page had already taken new.<twriting courses, 
Callahan wanted them to focus mostly on the 
aspects of producing the page. The students 
designed the page and agreed on the name, 
among other things. 

"We didn't want to spend a lot of time writ- 
ing stories, we wanted text already written," 
Callahan explains. "We already have a high 
degree of confidence in the (CNS) stories." 

In addition to the audio links, Callahan 
anticipates using video clips on the web page 
scKin. Many of the videos and feature stories 
may come from journalism broadcast students. Already, many of these student-produced stories 
can be foimd on the imiversity's Flagship Channel. 

"It's a very live news product," says Callahan, who expects the webpage to be on major search 
engines soon. 

Newsnet is located on theWorld Wide Web at <www.newsnet.imid.edu>. 




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Carnegie Academy Kick-Off 

CTEj UGST Sponsor Campus Discussion 



The scholarship of teaching 
and how it benefits university 
faculty and students are the top- 
ics of conversation during a 
half-day discussion sponsored 
by Ifndergraduate Studies and 
the Center for Teaching 
Excellence. 

The discussion takes place 
March 18 in Stamp Student 
Union's Grand Ballroom Lounge 
starting at 12:30 p.m., kicking 
off the university's participation 
in the nationwide Carnegie 
Teaching Academy 
Campus Program. 

Sponsored by the 
Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement 
of Teaching and die 
Pew Charitable Trust, 
and conducted by the 
American Association 
of Higher Education, 
the purpose of the 
five-year program is to 
advance national con- 
versation about teaching and 
learning by generating serious 
campus inquiry into the schol- 
arship of teaching. 

"The reason tcacliing is not 
more valued in academe is not 
because campuses don't care 
about it but because it has not 
been treated as an aspect of fac- 
ulty's work and role w^ithin the 
scholarly community," says Lee 
Shulman, Carnegie Foundation 
president."If we can find ways 
to enact a view of teaching as 
scholarly work, I believe we can 
foster widespread faculty 
engagement around the issues 
of student understandii^." 



Highlights of the event 
schedule include: 

•1:15 p.m.: Keynote address 
by L. Lee Knefelkamp, professor 
of higher education at 
Columbia University and an 
internationally recognized 
expert in designing learning 
environments which foster 
intellectual, ethical and personal 
development. 

• 2 p.m." Lai^e group conver- 
sation on the scholarship of 
teaching; 

'if we can find ways to enact 

a view of teaching as 

scholarly work, I believe we 

<:an foster widespread faculty 

engagement around the 

issues of student 

understanding." 

— Lee Shulman 

• 3 p.m.: Breakout groups for 
further discussion; 

• 3:50 p.m.: Participants 
report findings to each other 
and to panel including Provost 
Gregory Geoffroy, College Vdsk 
Senate Chair Denny Gulick and 
Chair-Elect William Walters; 

• 4:30 p.m.: Responses to 
reports from panelists 

To register, an online form is 
available at CTE's website 
<www. inform . iimd . edu/CTE/CT 
Arvsp.html> For more informa- 
tion contact Alissc Theodore by 
e-mail (ap42@umail.umd.edu) 
or call 405-9980. 





Regaled with Regalia Information 

rs time again to pkm for this May's commencement with regard to your regalia. To ensure you 
receive your correct rental regalia before commencement, place your order no later than Friday, 
March 19- 

You may mall, fax, or drop off your rental order to Melissa Marvel in the University Book Center. If 
there arc any questions, do not hesitate to contact Marvel at 314-7839, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

Rental fees are as follows (includes 5 percent Maryland sales tax added to ail cash, check and 
charge payments; Internal Service Requests wiU not be charged sales tax): 

Bachelor Cap and Gown $13.44 

I Bachelor Hood* $12.07 

Bachelor Cap, Gown & Hood $25.51 
Mastcf Cap and Gown $15,54 

Master Hood* $14.17 

Master Cap, Gown & Hood $29-71 

$20.26 
$15.75 
$36.01 



Mastcf Cap and Gown 

Master Hood* 

Master Cap, Gown & Hood 

Doctor Cap and Gown 

Doctor Hood* 

Do<:tor Cap, gown & Hood 




•Academic hood colors are guaranteed for orders placed prior to March 19 only. 

Regalia may be picked up from the University Book Center one week prior to commencement 
during the foUowing hours: 

»" Monday through Friday 10 am. to 4 p.m. 

'*' Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Regalia shoiild be returned to the University Book Center promptly following the Spring 1999 
Commencement. 



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Spring Break! 


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Outlook 



Outiook Is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University 
Advancement; 

Teresa Flanrwry. Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes, Editor; 
Londa Scott Fort6, Assistant Editor; Valahati Honawar, Graduate Assistant; Phillip Wlrtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus Infor- 
mation are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 




March 16, 1999 Outlook 3 



Top of the Terp Ladder 

Athletic Director Debbie Yow Credits 
Family, University for Her Success 



Even In a male-dominated Held, 
Debbie Yow is very comfortable wear- 
ing the pants. 

The athletic director of the 
University of Maryland has, in her five 
years, pulled the athletic department 
out of debt and balanced the depart- 
ment's budgets every year since, 
improved graduation rates for student 
athletes, and led the Terrapins to the 
top of the basketball heap. 

"As a child, 1 was taught that I could 
do what I wanted to do, be what I 
wanted to be," says Yow. 

And she seems to have done just 
that. At 48, she has behind her a career 
that has combined both her loves - 
teaching and athletics.Today, she holds 
a position only one other woman 
before her has reached in a major uni- 
versity in the country. As part of her 
job, she oversees 24 spons and 600 stu- 
dent athletes. 

"She loves athletics," says Joyce 
Taylor, Yow's secretary, "She is also very 
hardworking, very hands-on, and takes 
great interest in all aspects of athletics." 

"My mother, Elizabeth, played basket- 
ball, and I think that's where I got it 
from," says Yow, recalling her childhood 
in Gibsonville, North Carolina. It was a 
coiimiimity where everyone enjoyed 
sports, and Yow recalls playing basket- 
ball and Softball for her high school 
team. 

Her sisters, Kay and Susan, were also 
avid sportswomen. Kay is now head 
coach of women's' basketball at the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill, while Susan is assistant coach of 
the Cleveland Rockers, a WNBA team. 

But in her early years, Debbie want- 
ed to be a teacher. She started college 

Earlier this year, Yow was 
named to Street & Smiths 
Sports Business Journal 
sports executive "dream team ". 
Chosen for her or^nizational 
leadership, Yow was one of only 
two women and the only athlet- 
ic director named to the six-per- 
son team. Team members were 
chosen for "exhibiting a track 
record of outside-the-box think- 
ing that has helped sports attain 
unprecedented growth over the 
past two decades. " 



in East Carolina and then transferred to 
Elon College, where her major was 
English. 

Her sister, Kay, was women's coach 
at Elon and was just beginning to form 
a women's basketball team there. 



"As a child, I was 

taught that I could do 

what I wanted to do, be 

what I wanted to be, " 



Debbie played for the team through 
her college years, but her first job, after 
graduation, was teaching English at a 
high school. 

She abo coached the school's bas- 
ketball team and loved it so much, she 
applied for a position as the first 
women's basketbaU coach at the 
University of Kentucky. 

When she got the job, she gave up 
her plans to get a graduate degree from 
die University of North Carolina - "I had 
already taken a few classes," — and 
packed her bags for Kentucky. The year 
was 1976. 

"My family and friends were 
shocked.They tried telling me that I 
was going to be in a strange place - 1 
knew no one in Kentucky." But she did 
go, and spent the next few years build- 
ing a quality team for the university. 
From there, she moved to Oral Roberts 
University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then 
to the University of Florida, where she 
coached the Lady Gators basketbaU 
team. 

But much as she loved coacliing, 
which she saw as being similar to 
teaching — her first career choice — she 
soon was to get an offer she couldn't 
refuse in athletics administration. It 
came from the University of Florida 
Gator Boosters, the most successful 
fvmd-raising group in the country at the 
time, and they wanted Yow to raise 
money for them. She was the first 
woman they had ever hired for the job. 

From there,Yow moved to the 
University of North Carolina in 
Greensboro and then to Saint Louis 
University as director of athletics. In 
August 1994, she joined the University 
of Maryland, 

Even as her career thrived, Yow met 
and married her second husband, 
Willjajn Bowden, a professor in educa- 
tion. They have now been married for 
more than 15 years, Yow describes him 
as "a very supportive husband." 

"I wouldn't have been able to do aU 
this if 1 didn't have a ^^at support sys- 
tem in my family — and at work," she 




Debbie Yow, University of Maryland's Athletic Director 



says, adding she has always enjoyed full 
support from the campus system, 
including former president William 
Kirwan, who appointed her, and 
President Dan Mote. 

"President Mote has been the most 
important person in the support sys- 
tem. He has always given me his bal- 
anced support and I am very grateful 
for having it." 

At home, she says, her husband "is 
always there for me.There's absolutely 
no rivalry or bitterness about who's 
more successful, or who makes more 
money." 

Bowden relocated with Yow when 
she moved to the University of 
Maryland, He now works as an accredi- 
tation consultant and often pitches in 
as a volunteer for Yow, "He is a big 
Terrapin fen," she says. 

The best times she has, she saj^, are 
with her husband, reading or eating out 
or just going for a movie. But the hectic 
schedule she keeps — she works 
between 65 to 70 hours every week — 
and the touring she has to do leave her 
witli little time. 

Her career did not leave her with 
much lime to have children either, but 
she points out tliat "all the students I 
have coached and worked with are like 
children to me.TTiey call up all tlie 
time, with all sorts of problems — even 
to ask for money," she says with a laugh. 

On the flip side, Yow has often had 
to deal with some ugly chauvinism. 
There is, she says, a man who has been 
writing anonymous letters to her for 1 5 



years now. "He writes to me wherever I 
am, saying that I have no right to be in 
this job, that 1 am taking it away from 
some deserving man," 

She has also faced negative attitudes 
in male-dominated boardrooms and aie- 
nas."I have been called a 'broad' to my 
face," she says. 

But she takes it in her stride and 
hopes other women wanting to make it 
in the field will too. "There are more 
and more women coming into athletics 
administration," she says. 
Her own background as a basketball 
player and coach has helped her 
tremendously as an administrator, she 
says. As part of her job, she works close- 
ly with the football and basketball 
coaches and meets every month with 
the entire coacliing staff. She is also 
quick to give most credit for the 
Terrapins' success to coach Gary 
Williams. 

Happy as she is, in die next eight to 
10 years Yow sees herself moving back 
into teaching. Only tliis time she will 
be teaching sports administration 
instead of English. Many universides, 
she points out, have wcU-developcd 
programs in the field today. 

Athletics, she believes, are important 
to any university because they are like 
the front porch of a university. Out- 
siders see them first." 

If so, Yow has done a great Job of 
making her porch one of the most 
attractive ones in the country. 

— VAISHALI HONAWAR 



4 Outlook March 16.1999 



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maryland 



. Your Guide to University Events 
March 16-ApriI 1 



March 16 



&3^ 9:30 a.in."Thc Mathematical 
Basis of MATLAB," Cleve Moler, 
chairman and chief scientist, The 
Math works Inc. A surv'cy of the 
ntuncric^ analytic algorithms cur- 
rently used in MATLAB. 5206 Math 
Bldg.5-5117. 



m 



2:30 p.m. libraries' User 
Education Services: "Academic 

Universe,"" introduces a multidlsci- 
plinary database from Lcxis-Nexis. 
Bring research topics with you. 
4135 McKeldin Ubrarj'. 5-9070. 

&/^4 p-m-'How Math Might Save 
Your Life," CIcve Moler, chairman 
and chief scientist, The Mathworts 
Inc."niis talk will show how auto- 
mobile manu&cturers use mathe- 
matics and computers to design 
the safety systems in their future 
models. 1412 Physics Bldg. 

^J/^ 4 p.m. Physics Colloquia: 
" Supcrconductor-Insulaior 
Transition in Two DimenstOflS," 

Boris Altrfiulter, NEC Research 
Center. 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. 

^^ 5 pjn. Center fiar Health and 
Wellbeing:''The Vegetarian Scries — 
Part 3 "What the heck can I do wjdi 
Tofii and other meat substitutes? Get 
recipes and fiee samples of Sood. 
0121 Campus Recreation Center. 
Registration lequiral. 4-1493. 



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' 6-9 p.m. Peer"nainJng Program: 
'Introduction to UMX ," introduces 
the Unix operating system. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg, 
5-2940.* 

•^ 7p,m.MoviesattheHoff:"A 
Thin Red line.' Stamp Student 
Union, Hoff Theater. 4-HOFE* 

/ 8-10 p.ro."Thc Banon 
"Workshop,* Frank Denycr (piano), 
James Fulkerson (trombone>, 
Marieke Kcser (violin) and Judith 
van Swaay (cello, voice) presents 
the music of Christian Wolff. Ulrich 
Recital Hall.Tawes Htfe. 5-1150,' 

Ji 8-10 p.m. University of Maryland 
Concert Band. Under the direction 
of L. Richmond Sparks, conductor, 
the University of Marj'land Concert 
Band will perform a program that 
Includes 'Lord of the Rings' and 
the 'Holocaust Sirite."" Grand 
Ballroom. Stamp Student Union. 
5-5542. 

■^ 10:30 p.m. Movies at the Hoff: 
•Jawbreaker." Stamp Student Union, 
Hoff "Theater. 4-HOFE' 



March 17 




Ai^ 9:30 a.m,Thc Department of 
Environmental Safet)' offers a monthly 
safety training for ail new lalxtratory 
personnel. The orientation is required 
for all new employees who work in 
lab settings and with hazardous mate- 
rials. 0108 Et^ineering Classroom 
Bldg. Space is limited. Contact 
Jeanette Cartron, 5-3960 to register. 

^fe^ Noon, Counseling Center's 
Research and Development Meetings; 
"An Overview of Technological 
Services in the Counseling Center," 
Matt Klta, Counseling Center 
Technological Services Committee. 
0106OI 14 Shoemaker Bldg. 



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3-4:30 p jn. libraries' User 
Education Scn'ices:''VlCTORWeb."An 
introduction to using VlCTORWeb, 
the Libraries' catalog and online peri- 
odical database.4133 McKeldin 
Ubtary. 5-9070. 

6?3^4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium: 
'Taking the Pulse of a Neutron Star," 
M. Coleman Miller, University of 
Chicago. 2400 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 



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4:306 p.m. Ubraries' User 
Education Services: "Tangled In The 
Web?" introduces strategics for effec- 
tively searching the Web. Bring 
research topics with you. 4135 
McKeldin Dbrary; 5-9070. 



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5-7:30 p.m. Center for Health 
and We(lbeing:"Mini Health Fair," pre- 
pare for Spring Break. (3et inib on 
Safer Sex, Alcohol, other Drugs and 
Skin Cancer. Also, come by and pick 
up a free sand pail stuffed with good- 
ies. Lobby, Campus Recreaticra 
Center. 4-1493 

^t/^ 5 p.m. "Focus on Engineering," a 
panel of five female engineering 
alunmi speak about their engineering 
degrees, career progression and 
future opportimities. 1 202 Glen L 
Martin Hall. 5-3283. 

^^ 5 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Movies at the 
Hoff: "Jawbreaker," Stamp Student 
Union, Hoff Theater. 4-HOFF.* 

SB 6^ p.m. PeerTraining: 
'Introduction to Microsoft Word." 
Concepts covered in this class 
include file manipulation, pagination, 
fonts, footnotes, etc.. 4404 C^omputer 
4 Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* 

Ji 8- 10 p.m "All That Jazz." Ck>ncert 
will include the original Whiteman 
Band version of Gershwin's 
"Rhap.sody in Blue," Schoenfield's 
"Vaudevilles" for piccolo trumpet and 
chamber orchestra, Hoffer's 
"Capricclo" for violin and jazz ensem- 
ble and a medley of jazz fiivoritcs. 
Faculty guest artists include Chiis 
Gekker on trumpet, noted pianist 
SantiagD Rodriguez, first vioUn for the 



Celtic Tunes with Ensemble Galilei 




The traditional melodies of Celtic Folk music 
arc brought to a prcscnt-<iay audience when the 
Ensemble Galilei performs March 19, 8 p.m. at 
University College's Inn and Conference Center. 
A pre-concert discussion, moderated by WETA's 
Robert Aubry Davis, takes place at 6:30 p.m. 

I^rforming on a variety of instruments — 
Celtic harp, fiddle, Scottish smaU pipe, recorder, 
penny whistle, oboe, viola de gamba and percus- 
sion — the six women of Ensemble Galilei delve 
into the early music and Celdc traditions. The 
women also offer their own folk-flavored new 
works. Virtuoso musicians with great strength in 
both classical and folk performance, the ensem- 
ble iticludes four-time U.S. National Scottish 



Harp Champion Sue Richards, plus Carolyn 
Anderson Surrick, who has a master degree in 
musicology and 22 years of experience playing 
the viola de gamba. 

The program on March 19 includes w^orks 
from the group's forthcoming CD on the Telarc 
label and features medieval and Renaissance 
selections, Irish and Scottish "nmes, as well as 
recent compositions "November Woods" and 
"The Spice Reel.* 

Tickets for the concert are S22 for general 
admission, $19-50 for seniors and $9-50 for full- 
time students with ID. The pre-concert seminar 
is $3. For more information, call 405-7847. 



Guameri String Quartet, Arnold 
Sceinhardt and Chris Vadala on saxo- 
phone. School of Music Director 
Chrfetopher Kendall will conduct 
the chamber orchestra band. Inn 
and Conference Center, University 
of Maryland University College. 
5-5548.* 

'^ 8:30 p.m. Movies at the Hoff: 'A 
Thin Red line," Stamp Student 
Union, Hoff Theater. 4-HOFE' 



March 18 



^^a^ 7:30 a.m. Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship; "Moving Beyond 
Setback: Caliber's Strategy for Future 
Growth," Rick Frier, CFO, Caliber 

Learning Network. Baltimore Inner 
Harbor Marriott. 5-2144.* 

SB 1-3 p.m. Libraries' User 
Education Services: "ProCite: 
Software to Manage Your 
Bibliographies.'A seminar that teach- 
es how to use ProCite software to 
collect references and generate for- 
matted bibliographies. Plea.se sec 
website to register. 4135 McKeldin 
Ubrary. 5-9070. 

E3 1:30-3 p.m. Ubraries- User 
Education Services: "VlCTORWeb," 
An introduction to using 
VlCTORWeb, the libraries' catalog 
and online periodical database. 4133 
McKeldin library. 5-9070. 



^^ 2 p.m. The Career Center "How 
to Apply for a Federal Government 
Job." Mulii-Purposc Room, Holzapfel 
Hall. 

^^ 3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: 
'Interhemispheric Climate Anotnalies 
Associated with ENSO and Decadal 
ENSO-like Variability," David Battisti, 
director of JIASO. 2400 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-5392. 



^?y" 4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium Series: 
'Mechanism. Chance and Evolution." 
Stuart Glenan, Buder University. 1 1 17 
Key Bldg. 

y 4:30-7:30 p.m. PeerTraining: 
"Advanced HTML," takes a more 
advanced look at HTML coding, 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2940.* 

®° 5 p.m. Movies at the Hoff: "A 
Thin Red Une," Stamp Student Union, 
HofTTheater. 4-HOFE* 



«^7:30 pm.'Physics is Phun.'Thc 
Sounds of Science: Analysis of musi- 
cal sounds, Including the voice. 
Hands-on experiments at 7 p.m. with 
formal tecmrc. 1410 and 1412 
Physics Bldg. 5-5994. 

^y"930 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 
Technology Division, Naval Surface 
Warfare Center. 3206 Math Bldg 
5-5117. 



Calendar Guide 



Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the 
prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless 
noted by an aSerisk ("'). Calendar information for Outlook is com- 
piled from a combination of inforM's calendars and submissions to 
the Outiook office. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 
or e-mail Outlook ©accmail. umd.edu. 



Much 16, 1999 Outlook 5 



March 19 



&s^ 1 p.m. Materials and Nuclear 

Engineering Speaker Scries-. 
"Titanium and Titanium Alloy 
Technology," Srecramamoorthy 
Ankem. 211Q Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering BIdg. 

t^J 2 p.m. Libraries* User 
Education Services: "Academic 
Universe." An introduction to a mul- 
tidlsciplinary database from Itxis- 
Nexis. Bring research topics with 
you. 4135 McKeldin Dbrary. 5-9070. 

S^ 2:30 p.m. Mechanical 
Engineering Distinguished Lecture: 
"LES of Laboratory Scale Flows: 
Thoughts of the Physics of Flow 
over Wavy-Beds and of a Jet in 
Crossflow," Robert Street, William 
AJden and Martha Campbell, 
Stanford University. 1 202 
Engineering Classroom Bldg, 5-5309. 

O^ 7:30 p.m. "Physics is Phun."The 
Sounds of Science: Analysis of musi- 
cal sounds, including the voice. 
Hands-on experiments at 7 p.m. 
with fonna! lecture. 14 10 and 1412 
Physics Bldg. '5-5994. 

Ji 8 p.m. 'Ensemble Galilei," featur- 
ing six women whose unique Celtic 
sound combines the elegance of 
chamber music, ancient music and 
the excitement of traditional folk 
music. University College, Irm & 
Conference Center, 5-7847.* 



March 29 



^V^ 2:30 p.m. libraries* User 
Education Services: "OCLC CJK 
CChinesc)," this seminar is tailored for 
researchers who wish to search for 
Chinese language materials in a large 
OCLC online union catalog,4135 
McKeklin Library, Please see website 
to register. <wwTv.lib.umd.edu/ 
UMCPAJES/seminar-f.html>. 5-9070. 

^i?^ 4 p.m. Mini-Center for Teaching 
Interdtsciplinar)* Studies of Culture 
arid Society Woricsh op: "Reading 
Media: The Representations of Race," 
f^tricc McDermott, American Studies. 
2137'Wiaferro Hall. veghs@otal. 
umd.edil 

"^^ 4 p.m. Outstanding Woman of 
the Year Award Ceremony. Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
54945. 

lyjl 4:30 p.m . Libraries' User 
Education Services: "Academic 
Universe ."An introduction to a multi- 
disciplinary database from Lcxis- 
Nexis. Bring research topics with you. 
4135 McKeldin Library. 5-9070. 

I™' M p.m. Peer Training: 
"Intermediate Adobe Photoshop."This 
class covers more advanced features 
of PhotoShop. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* 



March 20 



&^ 7:30 p.m, "Physics is Phun.'The 
Sounds of Science: Analysis of musi- 
cal sounds, including the voice. 
Handson experiments at 7:00 with 
fbrrhal lecture. I4l0 and 1412" 
Physics Bldg. 5-5994. 



^Spring Break 
i I 




March 22-28 



March 30 



"^^ 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Study Abroad 
Information Fair, come learn more 
about study abroad oppommities 
available to UM students. Stamp 
Student Union, lobby area by stairs to 
the bookstore. 4-7746. 

Islsl 2p.m. Libraries' User Education 
Services: "OCLC CJK (Korean))," this 
seminar is tailored for researchers 
who wish to search for Korean lan- 
guage materials in a large OCLC 
online union catalog, 41 35 McKeldin 
Library. Please see website to register. 
<www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/ UES/semi- 
nar-f.htnil>. 5-9070. 

&^ 4 p.m. Physics Colloquia: 
"Redoing Rutherford without the 
Moustache," Melissa Franklin, Harvard 
University. 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. 

'^^ 5:30 p.m. Center for Health and 
Wellbeing:"Body Composition 
Testing." Get your body &t measured 
for lice. Walk in or call to register 
0121 Campus Recreation Center. 
*1493 

SB 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: 
"Introduction to Wmdows 95," intro- 
duces Windows operating system. 
Great for beginners, 4404 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* 



March 31 



^t/^ Noon. Coim-scling Center's 
Research and Development 
Meetings: "CAWG & CQLWhat is ;m 
A^essment Specialist Anyway?" 
Deborah Moore, technical consul- 
tant. President's OfGce. 01 OC>-0 1 1 4 
Shoemaker Bldg. 

e^ 3:30 p.m. Center for the 
Advanced Study of Leadership 
Lecture: "Global Leadership in a 
World Economy: What arc Universals 
and the Uniqueness ?" Robert Rosen, 
president. Healthy Companies. 1 102 
Taliaferro Hall, 

^c/^ 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloqtiium: 
"Giant Planet Formation: Gas 
Accretion or Disk Instability? "Alan 
Boss, Carnegie Institution of 
Washington. 2400 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg, 

G 4:30-6 p.m. Libraries' User 
Education Scrvices:"Tangled In the 
Web?" introduces strategies for effec- 
tively searching the Web. Bring 
research topics with you. 4135 
McKeldin Ubtary; 5-9070. 

^^ 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: 
"Intermediate HTML," takes a more 
in-depth look at wcbp^e construc- 
tion. 4404 Computer Sl Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* 



Out of tKe Past Local 
Artists Find Inspiration 



April 1 



^t/^ 9:30 a.m.'Fictidous Domain 
Method for Elliptic Boundary Value 
Problems with Nonlocal Boundary 
Conditions in Multiply Connected 
Domain," L, A. Rukhovets, Institute 
for Economics and Mathejnatics at 
St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of 
Sciences. 3206 Math Bldg. 5-51 17. 

^t^ 3:30 p.m. Meteorology 
Seminar: "Intermediate Modeling of 
the Tropical Atmosphere-Land-Occan 
System," Ning Zeng. department of 
atmospheric sciences, UCLA. 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-5392. 

^t/" 4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium 
Series: "Di,scovering Mechanisms in 
Neurobiolc^y," Cari Craver and 
Lindley Darden, CHPS-University of 
Maryland. 1 1 17 Key Bldg. 



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4:30 p.m. Peer Training 
Program: "Introduction to Excel," 
introduces spreadsheet basics. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

5-2940.' 




"Busy Women Fitting Room," by Rachel Brandoff. 

In celebration of Women's History Month the Parents* 
Association Gallery presents the exhibifOut of the Past; Women 
Influencing Women," More than 30 women artists are featured 
with works ranging in all media. In addition, the gallery is spon- 
soring women speakers, poetry readings and a variety of other 
events in connection with the month. 

"Out of the Past" displays the art of Prince George's Coimty 
women alongside the work of women that have inspired them. 
The artists have been asked to research or identify historically 
known women artists and use them for inspiration. 

The exhibit runs until April 7 at the Parents Association Gallery 
in Stamp Student Union. 




"Amma Saying Goodbye to India," by Sheila Somashekhar. 



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TECH QUICK TRKE5 

Web-based Classroom Environment 
Puts Students in Closer Touch 

When Gerald .McCall used technology in the class- 
rooms, preparing and switching between integrated mul- 
timedia materials requiring overheads, VCRs, slide projec- 
tors and other electronic equipment, it took time and 
was disruptive despite its illustrative benefits. A change to 
information technology— PowerPoint, Web Course Tools 
(WebCT) and the Internet — allowed him to integrate 
information Into classes without sacrihcing time and 
energy. 

McCall, professor of hearing and speech sciences, 
began by using PowerPoint to integrate illustrative mater- 
ial such as slides, charts and audio and video clips into 
his lectures. He saw an opportimity to use computers to 
put together all the components of his lectures using 
PowerPoint. 

Using PowerPoint rather than other media has less- 
ened classroom disruption, McCall says. But it was the 
use of WebCr, which he was introduced to by Academic 
Information Technology Services last summer, that 
allowed him to "extend the lecture beyond the class- 
room." 

McCall uses several WebCT tools: on-line syllabi and 
reading and lecture notes; course calendars which list 
everything that will happen in the class; chat sessions 
and bulletin boards that allow^ the entire class to commu- 
nicate outside the classroom; and on-line quizzes. McCall 
especially appreciates the scheduled and timed quizzes, 
which allow him to monitor the progress of students 
without taking class time. 

"It is helpful if we make sure students are moving 
along with their readings and lectures,' McCall says. "Bm 
this way we don't have to take 15 minutes out of class 
time." 

The bulletin board was particularly helpful in 
acquainting McCall with his students. After asking the stu- 
dents to introduce themselves, he told the class about 
himself through the forum, and "a sizable group" of stu- 
dents responded, McCall says. He was able to respond to 
each student individually. 

"When there are 75 students in a class. It's difScult to 
get to know [them]," he says, "This has permitted rae to 
get to know and interact with students bener than I've 
ever been able to. It personalizes the class." 

Students have been aided by the chat room and e-mail. 
During group work, students who normally would have 
found it difficult to physically meet in the same room are 
able to communicate over the Internet. 

Tra excited (about the electronic communication)," 
says McCall. "Before, students had to search for some time 
to get together. Now, I expect the process will be ^cilitat- 
ed considerably." 

McCall says the rate and quality of learning in the class 
has increased. He estimates diat because of information 
technology, the breadth and depth of material covered 
w^ent up 40 percent and students were tested over a pro- 
portionally latter amoimt. Despite the increased material, 
grades rose about half a letter grade. 

Although the class has left traditional methods behind 
and "is operating on a whole different plane," most stu- 
dents enjoy the opportunity to learn with information 
technology. 

"I get a lot of students who are appreciative of the 
technology enhancing learning... especially in its support 
of the lectiut," McCall says. 

—BRYAN FAGAN. 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION 

TECHNOLOGV SERVICES 



insider' Tips Shared at March 17 
Investors Group Meeting 



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This month's meeting of the Investors Group 
offers something different, a special presenta- 
don fcatimng two university investors, Eric Wish 
andjeffery Cohen. The two longtime and active 
members of die Investors Group 
promise a profitable and entertain- 
ing learning experience. The meet- 
ing is Wednesday, March 17, at 
noon, in Room 4137 McKeldin 
Library. 

Wish is the director of 
the Center for Substance 
Abuse Research and an 
active investor for more than 
30 years. During the past five 
years, he has developed a 
trading system that has 
enabled him to return 
approximately 67 percent a 
year, outperforming the S&P's return of 28 per- 
cent during the same period. 



And All That Jazz 

The School of Music is pleased to present the 
Artist Scholarship Benefit Series Concert, "AU 
That Jazz," Wednesday, March 17, at 8 p.m. in the 
auditorium of the University CoQegc Inn and 
Conference Center The jazz-inspired concert 
includes the original Whiteman Band version of 
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Schoenfield's 
"Vaudeville" for piccolo, trumpet and chamber 
orchestra, Hoffer's "Capriccio" for violin and jazz 
ensemble, and a 
medley of jazz 
favorites. 

Other jazz 
favorites featured 
include the Duke 
Ellington classic 
"It Don't Mean a 
Thing (If h Ain't 
GotThat Swing),"a 
title that iaccame a 
watchword for 
the big band 
movement. "The 

Feel of a Vision," written by Chuck Mangione 
v^liile an undergraduate student at the Eastman 
School of Music, rounds out the program. 

This is a special alumni concert dedicated to 
Stanford Berman, for his devotion to and sup- 



According to Wish, his primarily technical 
approach to trading has enabled liim to be out 
of the market during major downtrends and to 
catch subsequent market recoveries. He has 
agreed to relate some of his experiences and 
techniques for trading growth stocks while lim- 
iting risk. 

Cohen, director of administra- 
tive services in the department of 
veterinary medicine, is also a certi- 
fied public accountant. He will talk 
on investment mistakes that 
investors should avoid, based on 
his personal experience of more 
than 30 years. 

The Investors Group is affiliat- 
ed with the Friends of the 
Libraries and membership is free and 
open to all Interested. Questions or com- 
ments should be directed to Gary Kraske, 
405-9O45, or via e-mail, gkl3@umail.umd.edu. 




port of the School of Music. Co-sponsors of the 
concert include the University of Maryland 
Alimini Association, the Committee on Africa 
and the Americas and the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 

Faculty guest ariists include Chris Gekker on 
trumpet, noted pianist Santiago Rodriguez, first 
violin for the Guarneri String Quartet Arnold 
Steinhardt, and Chris Vadala on saxophone. 
School of Music Director Christopher KcndaU 
will conduct the chamber 
onchestra/t^nd . 

In addition, 
there will be a free 
pre-concert lecture 
at the Inn & 
Conference Center by 
Richard Wexier of the 
School of Music.The 7 
p.m. lecture is in 

Room 1109 and is 
titIed,"Irony upon 
Irony:The Premiere of 
Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue." 

Tickets are $ 16 for adults, $ 12 for alumni and 
senior citizens, and $10 for students. For tickets 
and information please call 405-1 150. 



Historic Preservation Pro-am 
Garners $75,000 Gift 



The University of Maryland graduate program in Historic Preservation received a gift of 
$75,000 for an endowed lecture series from Washington philanthropist Mrs. Jefferson 
Patterson. She has supported restoration projects direcdy and through the Marpat Foundation. 
Her Calvert Coimty farm, a gift to the state of Maryland, is now the Jefferson Patterson State 
Park and Museum. 

The first Marvin Breckinridge Patterson lecture in historic preservation will be given on May 
1 1 at the headquarters of the National Trust for Historical Preservation in Washington, D.C. 
Richard Moe, president of the Trust, will introduce Savannah investment banker Leopold Adler 
II to address "Savannah, the Death and Rebirth of an American City." 

Adler is a former trustee of the National Trust and president of the Historic Savannah 
Foundation. He holds the National Medal of Arts, awarded by President Geoige Bush for the first 
Lime, in the field of historic preservation, 

Patterson lectiu-es are free and open to the public. For more information contact David Fogle 
at 405-6309. 




Much 16, 1999 Outlook 7 



Traveling at the High Speed of Technology 

CIO Don Riley Talks Service, Infrastructure and Strategy 



Twenty-odd years back, comput- 
er-aided design was a new 
frontier and the cowboys 
weren't musicians or artists or 
writers. They were computer scientists 
or, less frequently, engineers. 

Li the latter group, Don Riley, the 
University of Maryland's associate vice 
president and chief information officer, 
was one of the first. He earned his 
bachelor's, master's and doctoral 
degrees at Purdue University, which 
was then home to one of the few engi- 
neering departments doing serious 
work in computer-aided design. 

Riley began liis career as an assistant 
professor of mechanical engineering at 
the University of Minnesota in 1 976. 
Later he served as that imiversity's asso- 
ciate president for academic affairs and 
information technology, and as associ- 
ate provost for computing and informa- 
tion systems. 

With the campus's escalating 
reliance on computers, the faculty lob- 
bied the university to employ a single 
person to direct the use of communica- 
tions technologies. 

In 1995 Riley became Minnesota's 
first chief information officer. Last May 
he became Maryland's. 

The practice of liiring a CIO, some- 
one to integrate the various information 
technologies, started in the private sec- 
tor, but the role has become increasing- 
ly important in higher education where 
computers are used for everything, 
from teaching and research to posting 
grades and putting people on the pay- 
roU. 

As CIO, Riley says, he has two sets of 
responsibilities. One is to provide ser- 
vices and infrastructure to the cam- 
pus — to make sure paychecks get cut, 
systems run and e-maU works. This 
includes providing web-based tools for 
long-distance learning, and for mission- 
critical business, like getting students 
registered. 

"My job is mission-driven. Whether 
it's about service or infrastructure, the 
things that 1 tliink about are teaching, 
research and outreach," Riley says. "My 
goal is to provide the kind of infrastruc- 
ture that will promote die university as 
a flagsliip institution that supports 
world-class faculty, doing innovative, 
modern teaching and world-class 
research and sharing those results with 
the rest of the world.' 

In addition to directing all central 
computing activities, Riley's other major 
responsibility is to craft the imiversity's 
informadon technology strategy. 

"We will be recognized by the infor- 
mation tedmology environment we 
create, by the way we do our research, 
by the way we transfer information and 
by what our students know how to do 
when they come out. So we really need 
to think about what kind of digital sig- 
nature is essential for us to have if we 
want to attract the funding, and attract 
the best students and faculty," he says. 
"Part of my job is to help sort that out 
over the next year or so." 




Don Riley has a grand view of campus from the conference room outside his office In the Computer and Space Sciences BIdg. 



To advance the university as a player 
in the national IT scene, RUey makes 
sure it is a participant in national, 
regional and state initiatives and is 
active in the business commiuiity.The 
development of Internet 2 also drives 
his 12-hour days. 

The original Internet, funded by the 
military, was created by universities and 
federal laboratories as a "communica- 
tions capability that w^ould be robust 
enough to survive attack." University 
researchers fulfilled more than defense- 
related goals, and the communications 
network began to catch on, with the 
development of graphical web 
browsers fueling the excitement and 
the growth. 

But telecommunications providers 
(phone, cable and satellite) are not 
interested in expanding the Internet's 
borders. "Internet 2 is expensive. It is 
not yet profitable. It's not how you get 
your revenue stream if you're nmning a 
business. There Is much more money in 
trying to get Internet access into every 
home," Riley says. 

The problem for faculty and universi- 
ty researchers is the current commer- 
ciaUy-avaiJable Internet can't support 
much of what they want to do. The 
Internet needs to be faster, and service 
and security need to be better to fiicUi- 
tate very advanced video conferencing 
capabilities and high-end computing 
visualization (used for things like digital 
libraries or contextual analysis in art). 
For these, Internet 2 researchers are 
creating new, high-performance appUca- 
tions. 

"We are woridng on the next genera- 
tion of capabilities. The idea is to make 
the new features developed on Internet 
2 into something tl^t will become 
available in the home or business as 



part of what the public will think of as 
simply 'the Internet,' " Riley says. "We're 
working on Internet 2; then we'll be 
working on Internet 3; but what you'll 
be saying at home is 'what can I get 
through my service provider?'" 

An integral part of Internet 2 is 
MAX, or the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads 
project, a par mer ship of the University 
of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Geoi^etown 
University, George Washington 
University and the Southeastern 
University Research Association, formed 
to manage four "gigapops" in the D.C. 
area. The term "gigapop " is a combina- 
tion of "gigabyte," which is a billion 
bytes per second and "pop," which 
stands for point of presence. 

"To have very high speed connecti^- 
ty, you have to go to a point of pres- 
ence — a pop — that is operating at a 
gigabyte per second or higher," Riley 
explains. "These gigapops will provide 
our researchers with a connection to 
Internet 2." 

Maryland was one of the first 1 2 or 
13 universities to be awarded the estab- 
lishment of a gigapop by the National 
Science Foundation. MAX's intent is to 
extend the benefits of Internet 2 to a 
much broader community of schools, 
libraries and government agencies in 
the surrounding states. Riley, who is on 
the governor's lilgli speed networking 
infrastructure task force, has proposed 
that Maryland house the cast coast 
exchange point to connect MAX and 
Internet 2 to federal labs in the D.C. 
area."It would be really great to have 
that kind of high speed connectivity 
right on campus," he says. 

Riley is especially keen on preparing 
the university's students for a technolo- 
gy-wise world. Tlie CIO laimched "tech- 
nology across the curriculum" at 



Minnesota — a core information science 
requirement for all students — and he 
would like to see it instituted here. 

"Businesses are asking us for three 
things. First, they need more technolo- 
gy graduates. Second, they need all of 
our students to come out information 
technology literate. We can't afford to 
have graduate students who don't 
know how to do word processing or 
use spreadsheets or web browsers. And 
third, once our graduates arc liircd, they 
need to keep learning." 

And, Riley continues, industry today 
doesn't want just information savvy 
engineers and computer scientists. 
"What they really need are people from 
a variety of disciplines -who have a 
knack for picking up computer skills," 
Riley says. "Some of the best develop- 
ment staff come firom disciplines like 
art history or music or biology," 

Art history? Music? Biology? 

Wlien Riley's own daughter graduat- 
ed from college with a degree in 
rhetoric, she described herself as an 
information designer to potential 
employers and got a job designing web 
pages and working in development at 
IBM. By combining creative writing and 
illustration with scientific and technical 
communications, she was "freed from 
some of the frustration of the tradition- 
al medium," Riley says. 

"Her love was creative writing, but 
she recognized the tools were chang- 
ing. She's all the time telling me what 
boring web pages we engineers create. 
She's right.That's why we need people 
like her." 

—RITA SUTTER 



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events • lectures • s 



nars* awards* ect 



Documenting Information 

"Transfonniiig Access to 
Infonnatlon " is the topic of a lecture 
by Francis Buckley Jr., superintendent 
of documents for the U.S. Government 
Printing Office. Sponsored by the 
University of Maryland libraries, the 
lecture takes place in the Special 
Events Room, fourth floor, McKeldin 
Library on March 30 at 3 p.m. 

Buckley was appointed superinten- 
dent of documents in 1S>97. His goal as 
superintendent is to be a spokesman 
for comprehensive, equitable access to 
government information. He's been an 
active member of the American 
Library Association and chaired the 
Government Documents Round Table. 

For more information, contact 
Christine Monis-Sumlin at 405-9151 or 
e-mail csumlin@deans.uind.cdu. 

Political Paranoia 

Jerrold Post, professor of psychiatry 
and director of the political psjcholo- 
gy program at Geoi^e Washington 
University, discusses "Political 
Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of 
Hatred,'"niesday, March 16, at 7:30 
p.m., in Room 121 2 Van Munching 
Hall. The James MacGregor Burns 
Academy of Leadership will sponsor 
the lecture. 

Post is co-author of "Political 
Paranoia :The PsychopoUtics of 
Hatred" (Yale, 1997) and "When lUness 
Strikes the Leader; The Dilenuna of the 
CapUve King"(Yale,1993). 

For more information contact 
Zachary Green at 405-8091. 

^febCT Training 

There are still seats available in the 
second series of Institute for 
Instructional Technology WebCT train- 
ing modules beginning on April 1 . 
These modules focus on the web- 
based course management tool, 
WebCT, which was .selected for the 
campus through a selection process 
which involved faculty feedback 
through focus groups. 

Module information and registra- 
tion is available at <www. inform, umd. 
edu/IlT/current,htnil>. For more infor- 
mation, please conuct Ellen 
Borkowski at ey9@umail.umd.edu or 
Deb Mateik at dml6@umaU.umd.edu. 

CD Special 

For a limited time, Chevy Chase 
Bank is offering a special one-year 
Certificate of Deposit for University of 
Maryland facility and staff. The special 
CD offers a 5 percent APY with a min- 
imum opening deposit of $1000. This 



special CD is only available at the 
branch bank located inside the Stamp 
Student Union until March 19.There 
are also other special deals avaUable 
exclusively to faculty, staff and stu- 
dents on checking, mortgages and 
other loans. 

The Stamp Student Union office is 
open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday- 
Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 
Friday. 

Academic Uniwrse 

The University of Maryland Libra- 
ries sponsors "Academic Universe" 
classes that teach how to use this new 
Web-based multi-disciplinary database 
to find full-text newspaper and maga- 
zine articles, foreign language news, 
company information, industry and 
market news and reports, country and 
state profiles, law reviews and cases, 
biographical information and much 
more.These classes provide hands-on 
practice time and one-on-one assis- 
tance. No registration is required and 
the classes are free. 

A Ust of Academic Universe times 
and locations, as well as a complete 
list of all User Education Services' 
classes, are posted at: 
<www.lib.umd.cduAJMCP/UES/class- 
es.html>. 

Enlightened Advocacy 

The fourth biennial Charles Fowler 
Colloquium on Innovation in Arts 
Education takes place on April 16 and 
17. Titled "Enlightened Advocacy: 
Implications of Research for Arts 
Education PoUcy and Practice," the col- 
loquium also discusses priority issues 
in arts education research for the next 
decade. 

This two-day colloquium features 
addresses by five renowned experts in 
arts education, presenting a wide vari- 
ety of opinions and information: Liora 
Bresler, professor at the University of 
Illinois College of Education; James 
Catterall, professor of urban schooling 
at UCLA; Richard Eteasy, director of the 
Arts Education Partnership; Elliot 
Eisner, professor of education and art 
at Stanford University; and Frances 
Rauscher, professor of early childhood 
development at the University of 
Wisconsin, Oshkosh. These speakers 
will welcome questions from partici- 
pants, lead small-group discussions 
and be available for informal 
lunchtime conversations witli regis- 
trants. 

Bresler has focused her recent 
research and writings on aesthetic 
education and qualitative research 
methodolo^es, both in the context of 



elementary school arts curricula. 
Catterall is an expert in education pol- 
icy whose academic interests include 
equity in education policy and the 
metliodologies employed by teachers 
in at-risk communities. 

Deasy's Washington, D.C.-bascd Arts 
Education Partnership is a group 
effort of more than 100 national orga- 
nizations committed to promoting arts 
education in elementary and sec- 
ondary schools throughout the coun- 
try. Eisner's research and writings have 
focused on the development of aes- 
thetic intelligence and on the use of 
critical methods from the arts for 
improving educational practice. 
Rauscher's much-publicized multi-dis- 
ciplinary research focuses on the rela- 
tionship of music cognition to other 
ct^nitive domains in preschoolers, 
adults and animals. 

Other research and descriptions of 
activities in arts education will be 
showcased at a poster session on the 
theme "Strong Arts, Strong Schools," 
the title of one of Charies Fowler's last 
books. The colloquium is named for 
Fowler (1931-1995), who dedicated 
his career to improving and strength- 
ening arts education programs in 
America's schooLs, and who left an 
endowment at the University of 
Maryland Foimdation to be used for 
ftirther innovation in arts education 
through colloquia and pubUcations. 

Prc-rcgist ration Is required. 
Registrations received March 16 and 
later are $200 per person. (Continen- 
tal breakfasts, lunches and a recepdon 
are included.) For registration informa- 
tion, please contact Conference and 
Visitor Services at 314-7884 or e-mail 
<umdconf@accmail,umd. edu>. 

Additional information (including 
guidelines for poster session submis- 
sions) can be accessed at the Fowler 
Colloquium Web site: <www.Iib.umd, 
edu/UMCP/MUSlC/Fowler99.htinl>. 

Chinese, Korean Databases 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries is sponsoring the Electronic 
Information Resources Seminar "OCLC 
CJK" (Chinese) for faculty and gradu- 
ate students Monday, March 29, from 
2:30-3:30 p.m. in McKeldin Library 
Room 4135. 

As collections of Asian materials 
increa.sc in libraries around the world, 
"OCLC's CJK" services have been 
enhanced to keep pace with the need 
to support vernacular information to 
library users. This workshop is specifi- 
cally tailored for researchers who wish 
to search for Chinese language materi- 
als in the huge OCLC online union cat- 
alog, and to see records in Chinese 
vernacular characters, not just roman- 
izcd. 

Participants can expect to learn 
about the OCLC database, especially 
the CJK subset, receive an introduc- 
tion to romanization schemes used for 
the Chinese language in the United 
States, and become familiar with basic 
CJK searching techniques, 

A similar seminar, "OCLC CJK^ 
(Korean) is being offered on "I^iesday, 
March 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., also in 
Room 4135 of McKeldin Library. 



The workshops arc free, however 
registration is required. Register by 
completing the online registration 
form at <www.Iib.umd,eduAJMCP/ 
UES/seminar-f html> or e-mail 
mcl 98® umall, umd.edu. Please indi- 
cate the name of the seminar, your 
name, department, status (faculty or 
graduate student), phone number and 
e-mail address. 

For a complete list of Spring '99 
"Electronic Information Resources for 
Research and Teaching" seminars, visit 
<www,bb,umd,eduArMCPA:ES/seini- 
nar,html>. 

Computer Graphic Workshops 

The Arts Academy, College of Arts 
and Humanities, is sponsoring a scries 
of workshops in computer graphics. 
The offerings arc as follows: 

Intermediate Photos hop 

Saturday, Match 20,9:30 a.m.-3:30 
p,m. 

Intermediate Advanced Photoshop 
Saturday, March 27, 9:30 a,m.-3:30 p.m. 

B^nning/Intemtedlate Quark Jiptess 
Saturday, April 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Intermediate/Advanced C^uark Xpress 
Saturday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. 

TXiition Is $100 per workshop, with 
a 10 percent discount for three or 
more classes; $80 per workshop for 
re^stered University of Maryland stu- 
dents. 

In addition, the Arts Academy offers 
a workshop on Computer Imaging and 
tlie Internet on four Thursdays in April 
(1,8,15 and 22) from 6-9 p.m.T\iiUon 
is $280. 

For a brochure with complete infor- 
mation and a reglstradon form, call 
405-0111, 

Causal Mechanisms 

Smart Glennan, associate professor 
of pliilosophy at Butler University, pre- 
sents the third colloquium in die 
Miniseries in History and Philosophy 
of Biology Thursday, March 18, at 4 
p.m. in Room 1 1 17, Francis Scott Key 
Hall. His coUoquium topic Is "Causal 
Mechanisms and the Units of Selection 
Problem," 

This colloquium series is cospon- 
sored by CHPS, the College of Arts and 
Humanities, the Graduate School, and 
the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology. For more information, 
visit the CHPS website at <camap. 
umd.edu:90/chps>. 

Career Exploration 

Faculty and staff may refer students 
who arc interested in exploring their 
values, interests and skills and how 
diey relate to choosing an academic 
major or career to the Counseling 
Center's weekly Career Exploration 
Grtjup, Wednesdays, from 1 to 3:30 
p,m. in the Shoemaker Building. For 
more information about this group, 
interested students should call the 
Counseling Center at 314-7651.