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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 . Number 24* April 6, 1999 



Shakespeare 

in Laughs, 

page 4 



White 

Awareness, 

page 7 




Geography Chair Leads Landsat-7 

Science Team, Satellite Imaging 

of Earthy into New Era 

The department of geography and its chair Samuel 
Goward are helping lead the way into a new era for remote- 
ly sensed information about the earth. The era begins April 
1 5, when the Landsat-7 earth science satellite launches from 
Vanden berg Air Force Base in California. 

"The deployment of Landsat-7 marks a significant evolu- 
tion in the program's 27-year mission to monitor the Earth's 
land areas," says Goward, leader of the Landsat-7 science 
team. "The earth-observing instrument on Landsat-7 has all 
the capabilities of the highly successful instruments on 
Landsats 4 and 5, plus new features that make Landsat-7 a 
more versatile and efficient instrument for global change 
studies, land cover monitoring and assessment, and large 
area mapping. 

"In a broader context, Landsat-7 is the first of a host of 
new earth-observing satellites that will be put into orbit In 
the next couple 
of years. These 
new satellites 
will tremendous- 
ly increase what 
we can learn 
about how our 
planet is chang- 
ing and what 
role humanity is 
playing in those 
changes," 
Goward says. 

In addition to 
Landsat-7, the 
constellation of 
new earth- 
observing satellites will include the Terra, which when 
launched will fly in formation with Landsat-7, and the 
Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL), a satellite mission devised 
and directed by university geography professor Ralph 
Dubayah. Terra will provide key measurements of the physi- 
cal and radiative properties of clouds; air to land and air to 
sea exchange of energy, carbon and water; trace gases; and 
volcanoes. The VCL mission — which will be launched in 
2000— will use safe, low-power laser beams to scan and get 
three-dimensional details about the earth's forests. 

"Although it carries what is basically updated 1960s imag- 
ing technology, Landsat 7 will still have a unique and essen- 
tial role in the new realm of earth-observing satellites," 
Goward says. No other system will match Landsat 's combi- 
nation of high-resolution images, spectral light discrimina- 
tion and precision light measurement. In addition, the 
Landsat Program is committed to providing users with 
Landsat digital data in greater quantities, more quickly and at 
lower cost than at any time in the history of the program, 

Goward and the 1 3 other members of the Landsat-7 sci- 
ence team were selected in 1 996 and a Landsat science 
team office (www.inform.umd.edu/geog/landsat7/) was 
established within the department of geography. Since that 
time the team has overseen the research and application 
issues of the program and periodically reviewed all other 
aspects of the mission. Team members continue to conduct 
a range of studies designed to exploit the characteristics of 
Landsat-7 for global change research. 

"Landsat-7 is the first time in the history of the Landsat 

Continued on page 7 




Landsat-7 



Gender Revolutionary 

Presser Praised for Women's Research 




University President Dan Mote presented the Outstanding Woman of Year Award to Harriet Presser, 



"Highly creative scientist, ""person of keen 
insight," and "major inspiration" were among the 
phrases used by President Dan Mote to describe 
Harriet Presser, this year's recipient of the 
Outstanding Woman of the Year award, at the 
awards ceremony last week. 

And indeed, there are many on campus who 
can testify to Presser s pioneering work as a 
demographer and sociologist. "Dr. Presser has 
been involved in gender study and demograph- 
ics for 25 years now, when few others were 
doing this type of work " says Laura Slavin, chair 
of the President's Commission on Women's 
Issues, which gives the award, 

"She has done so much to impact women's 
lives," says Susan Bayly, general counsel on the 
president's legal staff, who chaired the commit- 
tee that selected Presser for the award. 

Presser joined the University of Maryland in 
1976, becoming the first woman full professor 
appointed by the department of sociology. "It 
was 1 3 years before they took in another 
woman as full professor In the department," she 
recalls. 

In the 70s, it was "difficult to be taken seri- 
ously when doing research on women as indi- 
viduals in their own right— not just as wives and 
mothers. Focusing research on women's well- 
being was rare and not generally regarded as 
good science," she says. 

But in the years since she's been here, says 
Presser, the university has been "a critical factor" 
in helping her with her research. "It has a won- 
derful environment for faculty and graduate stu- 
dents." 

Her interest in gender issues, says Presser, was 
born in the '60s and the '70s, at the time that the 
women's movement was taking hold. 

"In the 60s, I was finishing my doctoral work 
at the University of California in Berkeley and 



was moving into the field of sociology — study- 
ing the social structure of why society is orga- 
nized the way it is." 

The students' movement which erupted 
around that time made it an exciting period for 
young people across the country, including 
Presser, who was bom in Florida and attended 
the George Washington Ifni versify in 
Washington, D.C., and the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to 
Berkeley. 

A single mother, having married and divorced 
very young, Presser did not have much time on 
her hands, however, to participate in these 
events. So she channeled her energies into 
research instead, choosing demographics as her 
field. "I liked the fact that demographics had the 
large, concrete, national data. It seemed like a 
discipline geared to make change." 

From the beginning, her research had a world 
focus. In 1969, she worked on a paper titled 
"The Role of Sterilization in Controlling Puerto 
Rico Fertility." This was followed by another 
paper in 1972 titled "Voluntary Sterilization: A 
World View", 

From 1969 through 1976, Presser worked as 
an associate professor of sociomedical sciences 
and associate chief of the demography division 
at Columbia University. 

"It was the time before Roe v. Wade and 
Columbia was considering the abortion law. 
There was a lot of consciousness about the 
abortion issue," says Presser who remembers 
being very involved with the movement to gain 
abortion rights for women. 

She has since written about abortion in sever- 
al research papers and reports. Other papers 
have focused on issues such as first birth and its 

Continued on page 2 



2 Outlook April 6, 1999 



IN MEMOR1AM 




Physics Department's Ernest Jon Knouse Dies 



Celebrate National Student 
Employee Week 



The machinery whose electronics he 
supervised still combs the cosmos and teases 
out its mysteries. The audiovisual system he 
set up continues to give school children a 
kaleidoscope of perspectives on the world of 
physics. The devices he helped develop are 
still to be found in Canada. Japan. Switzerland, 
even the South Pole. 

Ernest Jon (Ernie) Knouse, supervisory 
engineering technician in the electronic 
development group of the physics depart- 
ment, died the evening of March 10 while 
playing tennis at the campus tennis bubble. 
He was 60. 

Bora in Washington, DC, Knouse grew up 
in Takoma Park and graduated from Blair High 
School and the Capital Radio Engineering 
Institute. A Navy veteran, he worked for Vitro 
Corporation before joining the physics 
department in 1968 as a student worker. 

He began his career in physics working on 
the cyclotron, eventually heading the 
cyclotron electronics shop.When that shop 
closed down in 1980, he moved to the 
physics electronics shop. 

One huge project on which he worked 
was the collaboration E665, organized by the 
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 
(Fermilab) in Batavia, 111., in the 1980s. "We 
had incredible numbers of circuit-boards 
done in the shop," recalls Robert Bard, elec- 
tronics engineer in the experimental high 
energy physics group of the department. 
"Many wiring harnesses had to be made. 
Ernie was in charge of a large portion of that 
job, [As the quality control expert] Ernie had 
the quality control standards to worry about." 

In 1995 Fermilab was one of the two 
organizations which discovered that, contrary 
to all expectations, the top quark had mass. 
The other organization was the European 
Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva, 



Switzerland. Here, too, Knouse was heavily 
involved, 

"Ernie and the electronics shop all helped 
with wiring things — circuit boards, amplifiers, 
trigger boards, power supplies — generally get- 
ting things done," says Bard. It was a four-year 
job and brought in about $ 1 million. 

After the circuit-boards were made and 
assembled he would carry out the quality 
control work. "Ernie always did an incredibly 
good job of making sure everything was done 
according to specifications,'' says Bard. 

The projects Knouse supervised extended 
to other units in the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and 
beyond. His team worked closely with 
Professor Theodore Rosenberg in the Institute 
for Physical Science and Technology to build 
the ground-support equipment used to test 
the X-ray imager on board NASA's POLAR 
satellite And they had begun working with 
Alice Mignerey, professor of chemistry and 
biochemistry, on the electronics for an experi- 
ment, which is part of the relativistic heavy 
ion collider at Brookhaven National 
Laboratory. 

But Knouse was not simply a pedantic per- 
fectionist. He made friends with everyone he 
came into contact. He would have thought it 
fitting he ended his days at his "home away 
from home," the University of Maryland. 

His survivors include his widow, Kari, a 
coordinator in the physics department, and 
their daughter, Melanie, 8, as well as three 
stepsons:Alexander, currently a freshman in 
the College Park Scholars Program, Erik and 
Kirk Boyd, all of Berwyn Heights. 

A trust fund has been set up for Melanie. 
Those wishing to contribute may make 
checks payable to Kari Knouse in Trust for 
Melanie Knouse and send them to Joan 
Hamilton in the physics department. 




This week, the University of 
Maryland is celebrating National 
Student Employment Week. Its 
purpose is to enhance aware- 
ness of student employment 
and its important role in the 
higher education experience, 
recognize students who work 
while attending the university, 
and thank the employers who 
hire students for part-time, 
internship and cooperative edu- 
cation positions. This annual 
event has taken place since the 
Career Center first began spon- 
soring it in 1995. 

Student employees play a sig- 
nificant role in the life — and 
work — of the university. More 
than 7,000 students are current- 
ly employed here. 

As early as freshman year, 25 
percent of campus residents and 
50 percent of commuter students 
work while attending the univer- 
sity. Also, the Career Center cur- 
rently lists more than 1,500 
employers who actively recruit 
University of Maryland students 
for part-time, internship and coop- 
erative education positions. 

On Thursday, April 8, an 
Outstanding Student Employee 
of the Year and an Outstanding 
Employer of the Year will be 
honored at an awards ceremo- 
ny. Last year, 45 student employ- 
ees and 19 employers were 
nominated for this special 



recognition. 

Further information on 
NSEW can be accessed from the 
Career Center's web site at 
<www. CareerCenter. umd. edu> . 

The following is a list of 
NSEW events. 

Student Employee Workshop: 
Wednesday, April 7 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Prince George's Room 
Stamp Student Union 
•Customer Service Training 
•Enhancing Employment Skills 
•All University of Maryland stu- 
dent employees are welcome 
free of charge. 

Recognition Ceremony and 
Reception 

Thursday.April 8 
2- 3:30 p.m. 
Colony Ballroom 
Stamp Student Union 
•Honor nominees and their 
employers/employee s 
• 1999 Outstanding Employee 
and Employer awards presented 
•Alt student employee and 
employer nominees are invited 
to attend 

•The winning student employ- 
ee will receive a plaque and a 
scholarship. Four additional 
scholarships will be awarded to 
student employees. 



Presser Named Woman of the Year 



Ernie and Kad Knouse 



continued from page } 

consequences for women, black 
fertility, working women and 
child care, and contraceptive 
sterilization. 

Presser has also written two 
books, one on "Female 
Empowerment and 
Demographic Processes: Moving 
Beyond Cairo," which she co- 
authored, and another titled 
"Sterilization and Fertility 
Decline in Puerto Rico." Right 
now, she's working on her third 
book with a grant from the 
Russell Sage Foundation in New 
York where she is based during 
this academic year. 

"The book is about the 
movement toward the 24-hour 
economy — where one spouse 
works in the day and the other 
at night — and its impact on fam- 
ilies and children r says Presser. 
She is examining die trend and 
why it has come about, as well 
as its consequences. "Gender 
differences arc relevant here as 
what is good for men may not 



be good for women," she says. 

In 1988, Presser founded the 
Center on Population, Gender 
and Social Inequality at the uni- 
versity, and has since been serv- 
ing as its director. It is, she says, 
the only center in the world to 
focus on the issue of gender 
and social inequality. The center, 
supported by external funding, 
has gained significant interna- 
tional recognition. 

Over the years, Presser has 
received several honors. In the 
past, she has been named 
President of the Population 
Association of America, the 
highest honor given to an 
American demographer. 

She is also an honorary mem- 
ber of the Sociological Research 
Association, and was named dis- 
tinguished alumni scholar for 
1992-93 by the George Washing- 
ton University. 

— VA1SHALI HONAWAR 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University Advancement; 
Teresa Fiannery. Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart. Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes, Editor; 
Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor: Vaishall Honawar, Graduate Assistant; Phillip 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 
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April 6, 1999 Outlook 3 



Claudia DeMonte's Worldly View of Women 

Globetrotting Professor Captures Women's Issues in Artwork 



■ * « 



t would be quite fair to call Claudia DeMonte's 
newest art project "worldly." For an upcoming 
exhibit, the art professor is collecting one piece 
of art created by a woman in every country of 
the world. 

DeMonte has contacts and leads in more than 150 
countries, but is 29 countries short of collecting all 
185 works by the end of the year. The exhibit, tenta- 
tively titled the "Global Women's Project" will debut 
June 2000 in New York City, then travel nationwide, 

A constant globetrotter, DeMonte has traveled to 
more than 70 countries in the past 20 years. From 
Saudi Arabia to Thailand, she has worked hand-in-hand 
with fellow female artists to create art. 

While working with female artists on a trip to 
Tibet, she asked the women to help her sew 
appliques of items like toasters and high-heeled 
shoes. However, the Tibetans were unfamiliar with 
those everyday trinkets that are all too common with- 
in the western world. "Those things didn't mean the 
same thing to them," she says. 

The role of women in contemporary society has 
always been an interest of DeMonte's research and 
exhibitions, thus igniting inspiration for the upcoming 
"Global Women's Project." 

DeMonte says her interest in capmring the 
women's issues in her artwork naturally evolved from 
childhood memories of growing up as a tall, lanky kid 
in New York City." I would say I was the tallest girl in 
Queens," recalls DeMonte, who stands an admirable 
six feet tall with an olive-colored complexion and a 
long mane of flowing black hair to match. "You were 
supposed to look like Marilyn Monroe, so you see 
how close I came." 

But when DeMonte turned 20, she was asked to 
model and suddenly the features that made her the 
brunt of teasing and ridicule were now acceptable in 
society's fickle eyes. "It was all superficial because 
who I was on the inside was exactly the same," she 
says. It was around the same time she became inter- 
ested in exploring the world's perceptions of women 
and their appearance. 

DeMonte says it's her parents who gave her the 
opportunity to follow her dreams. When she was 
eight, her parents told her she could be the first 
woman president if she wanted to. "I remember 
deciding I didn't want to be [president] ," she recalls. 
"But they told me I could." DeMonte hopes to trans- 
late the same type of unconditional support given by 
her parents to the art students enrolled in her classes. 

A faculty member at the university since 1972, 
DeMonte currently teaches "Introduction to 3-D 
Design" and "Art Making in the Global 




Claudia DeMonte, shown above working with students in her "Three-Dimensional Art Fundamentals" class. 




Village." In 1997 DeMonte was selected as a distin- 
guished scholar-teacher and she still keeps in touch 
with many of the art students she's instructed over 
the years. 

DeMonte also presides over an "artists survival" 
seminar where she teaches business basics to graduat- 
ing art majors. "No one taught me in school the busi- 
ness of being an artist," she says, noting that her class 
includes topics like how to get your art seen and how 
to afford a place to work. 
In addition to teaching, 
DeMonte has had more 
than 50 one-person and 200 
group exhibitions in gal- 
leries and museums around 
the world. Her work is in 
more than 40 museum col- 
lections, including the 
Corcoran Gallery of Art and 
the Indianapolis Art 

Museum. Last month, 
DeMonte spent time 
in the Netherlands 
attending the open- 
ing of her "Female 
Fetishes" exhibit in 
Gallery Liesbeth 
Lips. 

It's 
through her 

world travels that she's gained many of her 
contacts for the "Global Women's Project." 
DeMonte started collecting artwork 
through personal contacts with people 
she would met on her travels and has 
expanded her search for an by calling 
embassies, working with the United 
Nations and Peach Corps, plus utilizing 
the Internet. 
Although she has contacts in more 
than 1 50 countries, she says there are 



some countries where she's having difficulty reaching 
contacts because the area might have hardships, rang- 
ing from governmental dilemmas to environmental 
obstacles. Despite Uiose obstacles, DeMonte says she 
will continue to press on until she's collected the art- 
work from all 1 85 countries. 

DeMonte doesn't just spend time traveling from 
one exotic country to the next. Her commute to the 
University of Maryland each week involves a three- 
hour Amtrak ride. In 
1976, after spending 
four years living in 
Washington, D.C., 
DeMonte and her hus- 
band moved back to 
New York City — a place 
she considers the cen- 
ter of the art world. 
Her husband, Ed 
McGowin, is the chair 
of the an department at 
the State University of 
New York, Westbury, 
and recently the couple 
started creating public 
sculptures together, 
including one for the 
Queens Supreme Court 
and the state of New 
Mexico. 
"My life is very crowded," DeMonte says, but con- 
tends she would not have it any other way. 

"I know that if I never sold another piece of art in 
my life, I'd still make art," she says. "It's like eating or 
breathing. It's an automatic thing to do and I'm 
blessed to have that." 

DeMonte is currently trying to find contacts in sev- 
eral countries. For more information, call 405-1464 or 
e-mail her at cd8@umail.umd.edu. 

— LONDA SCOTT FORTTi 



"I know that if I never sold 
another piece of art in my life, 
I'd still make art. It's like eating 
or breathing. It's an automatic 
thing to do and I'm blessed to 
have that." 

—Claudia DeMonte 



TU^ onM 



4 Outlook April 6, 1999 



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April 6 



Your Guide to University Events 

April 6-15 

Petersen. 115"? Stamp Student 
Union. RSVT to CQI@umail.umd.eciu 
or 5-2866. 



&y" 4 p.m. Physics Colloquium: 
"Why Do We Think Neutrinos 
Have Mass? And Who Cares?" Boris 
Kayser, National Science Founda- 
tion. 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. 

H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: "Intro- 
duction to Microsoft PowerPoint." 
This class provides an introduc- 
tion to the elements involved in 
designing effective and profession- 
al looking presentations. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2940.* 



April 7 



A/^ Noon. Counseling Center's 
Research and Development 
Meeting: "My Life with a Theory," 
John Holland, Johns Hopkins 
University. 01064)1 14 Shoemaker 
Bldg. 

&<f 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium 
with guest speakers Patrick 
Sbopbell and Neal Turner. 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

B 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: "Intro- 
duction to UNtX.This class intro- 
duces the Unix operating system. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 

Bldg. 5-2940.' 

j£j 7-9 p.m. Creative Writing at the 
University of Maryland; Writers 
Here and Now Spring Readings: 
Julie Agoos. author of "Above the 
Land." Melanie RaeThon, author of 
"First, Body." Graduate Reserves 
Room, McKeldin library. 5-3820. 

&b^ 7:30 p.m. Africa and the 
Americas Lecture: "Tracing Back 
the Ancestors: The Novels of Toni 
Morrison and Mariama," Sylvia 
Washington, University of Cheikh 
Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. 2309 
Art/Sociology Bldg. 5-6835 or 
5-7856. 



April 8 



Noon. Libraries" User Education 
Services:"Web of Science: Science 
Citation Index." explores how to 
use the Web-based Science Citation 
Index (SCI) database. ISI's Journal 
Citation Report is also featured. 
4135 McKeldin library. < www. iib. 
umd.edu/UMCP/UES/seminar-f 
html>. 5-9070. 

Noon libraries* User Education 
Services:"A Universe to Explore: 
Lexis-Nexis on the Web." A work- 
shop introducing Lexis-Nexis' new 
database "Academic Universe" to 
find legal and news information. 
4135 McKeldin Library. 5-9070. 

&=r Noon-l:30 p.m.,CAWG 
Interactive Forum: "Legal, Ethical 
and Policy Issues of Data," Susan 
Bayly, Robert Dooling and Rodney 



<&/'■ 3 :30 p.m. Meteorology 
Seminar: "A Vision for Glohal and 
Mesoscale Weather and Climate 
Forecasting in 2025," Richard Anthes, 
University Corporation for Atmo- 
spheric Research. 2400 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-5392. 

&/^ 4 p.m. Physics Colloquia:*'Brane 
World: Low Scale Gravity and Large 
Extra Space Dimensions," Henry Tye, 
Cornell University. 14 10 Physics Bldg. 
53401. 

&^P 4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium 
Series: "Eugenics, Popular Culture 
and American Education: Race 
Betterment Moves from the State 
Fair to the Public School Classroom," 
Steve Selden, College of Education. 
1 1 17 Francis Scott Key Hall, 

4-7 p.m. "Meeting the Changes and 
Challenges of the Chemical 
Indus try." The Chemical Society of 
Washington hosts an interactive ses- 
sion by Janis McFariand. She will 
speak about the experiences/skills 
needed for working in industry. 
1325 Chemistry Bldg. 5-0337. 

H 69 p.m. Peer Training: 
"Intermediate Microsoft Excel. "This 
class moves beyond the 
"Introduction to Excel's" basics. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2940.* 

6-8 p.m. Libraries' User Education 
Services: "Introduction to CIS Using 
Arc View-Advanced." is a workshop 
on the popular ArcView GIS 
(Geographic Information Systems) 
software. 4133 McKeldin Library, 
Registration required. 5-9070. 



j. 



8 p.m. School of Music Concert: 
University of Maryland Symphony 
Orchestra showcases the winners 
from its annua] Concerto Compe- 
tition. Sylvia Alimena of the Eclipse 
Chamber Orchestra is the guest con- 
ductor. Tawes Theatre. 5-1 150.' 



April 9 



&f I p.m. Materials and Nuclear 
Engineering Speaker Series:"The 
Wacky World of PeroYskites," David 
Singh. 21 10 Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. 

<SV 2:30 p.m. Mechanical 
Engineering Lecture Series: "CAD for 
Microetectromechanieal Systems," 
Stephen Senturia, MIT, 1202 
Engineering Classroom Bldg. 5-5309 
or 5-5297. 



In Love with Shakespeare's Comedy 

National Players Present Twelfth Night 



The National Players present 
Shakespeare's laugh-out-loud com- 
edy "Twelfth Night, "April 15-17. 

"Twelfth Night' is a masquer- 
ade, a play whose tide recalls one 
of those festivals which were so 
dear to Elizabethan England," says 
co-director Jim Petosa. "This festi- 
val was the day when in every 
family a king for a day was cho- 
sen. Sometimes it fell to a child to 
be ruler over the whole family. A 
servant might be chosen to be 
crowned master. It was the world 
turned upside down, a topsy-turvy 
world created by chance, and the 
more outlandish the surprise, the 
merrier the festival." 

William Graham also co-directs 
the play. Both have directed other 
Shakespeare plays in the past.The 
scenic designer for the produc- 
tion is Daniel Conway, costume 
design is by Helen Huang and 
lighting is by Adam Magazine. 

Performances will be held in 
Tawes Theatre April 15-17 at 8 
p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m.Tickets 
are $10 standard admission, $7 for 

senior citizens, students and standard groups, and $•=> for senior citizen and students groups. Tickets 
are available beginning April 8. 

Audio description is available April 18 at 2 p.m.. sign interpretation is available April 17 at 8 p.m. 
and an infrared lighting system is available at all performances. Tawes Theatre is accessible to people 
with physical disabilities. 

For reservation or additional information, call the University Theatre box office at 405-2201 week- 
days from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. 




April 12 



April 13 



&z^ 4p.m. Committee on the 
History and Philosophy of 
Science/Physics Department 
Lecture : " Qua n t um Teleportation ," 
Gilics Brassard, University of 
Montreal. 1 140 Plant Sciences 
Bldg, fivel@physics.umd.edu. 

&/^ 4 p.m. Mini-Center for 
Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies 
of Culture and Society Workshop: 
"The Wired Professor: Distance 
Learning "Anne Keating and 
Charles Kisner. 3 1 40 Engineering 
Bldg. veghs@otai.umd.edu. 

H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: 
"Introduction to Microsoft Exel," 
introduces spreadsheet basics. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. <www.inform.umd.edu/PT> 
5-2940.* 

^8 p.m. School of Music: "20th 
Century Ensemhle," presents a con- 
cert of new music. Ulrich Recital 
Hall ,Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-11 50. 

^ 8 p.m. "Maryland Dance 
Ensemble." a program of student 
choreography and performance 
featuring a new work created by 
Li Chiao-Ping. Dorothy Madden 
Theater. Dance Bldg, 5-3 198." 



** Noon. "Maryland/Metropolitan 
Area Teacher Interviewing 
Consortium, "An opportunity for indi- 
viduals to interview with school dis- 
tricts around the country tor full-time 
positions during the 1999-2000 
school year. Open to all majors. 
Candidates must pre-registcr. Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 

Noon. Libraries' User Education 
Services:" Web of Science: Science 
Citation Index," explores how to use 
the Web-hased Science Citation Index 
(SCI) database. ISI's Journal Citation 
Report is also featured. 4135 
McKeldin Library. <www.lib. 
umd.edu/UMCP/UES/seminar-f. 
html> 5-9070. 

^b 2 p.m. "Web Clinic.'' Computer & 
Space Science Bldg. www.inform, 
umd.edu/ WebClinics . 

&s^ 4 p.m. Physics Colloquia: "State 
of the Universe Report," Joel Primack, 
University of California, Santa Cruz. 
1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. 

jP 5 p.m. School of Music: "20th 
Century Ensemble," presents a con- 
cert of new music. Ulrich Recital 
Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-1 150. 

*" 5:50-8 p.m. Dingman Center for 
Entreprencurship:"How to Retain 
and Incentivize your Key Employ- 
ees," will review the different meth- 
ods entrepreneurs can use to moti- 
vate and incentivize their employees, 
Hilton McLean Tysons Comer. 
5-2144.' 



H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Seminar: 
"Advance HTML," takes a more 
advanced look at HTML coding. 
4404 Computer & .Space Sciences 
Bldg. <www.inform.umd.edu/PT> 
5-2940.* 

*" 8 p.m. "Mary land Dance 
Ensemble," a program of student 
choreography and performance fea- 
turing a new work created by Li 
Chiao-Ping. Dorothy Madden 
Theater, Dance Bldg. 5-3198.* 



April 14 



&/^ Noon. Counseling Center's 
Research and Development 
Meetings: "Accutration, Clinical Self- 
efficacy and the Role Between 
International and U.S. Graduate 
Psychology Students," Johanna 
Nilsson, Counseling Center. 0106- 
0114 Shoemaker Bldg. 



Calendar Guide 



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



■ 



April (v I >)W Outlook S 



@<f 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium 
with guest speakers Alexander 
N in (Jos and Friedrich Wyrowski. 
2400 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 

H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: "Internet 
Technologies." introduces technolo- 
gy such as FTP. newsgroup, attach- 
ments, etc. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.* 

^7:30 p.m. School of Music: "Third 
Annual Invitational Jazz Showcase," 
featuring the hig band sounds of the 
Jazz Ensembles. Colony Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. 5-5519, 

<w ' 8 p.m. "Maryland Dance 
Ensemble," a program of student 
choreography and performance fea- 
turing a new work created by li 
Chiao-Ping. Dorothy Madden 
Theater, Dance Bldg. 5-3 1 98.* 



April 15 



*" 9:45 a.m. University Theatre: 
"Cyrano de Bergerac."by EdmomI 
Rostand.The timeless romance of 
the eloquent and witty Cyrano and 
his undying devotion to the beauti- 
ful Roxanne.Tawes Fine An s Bldg. 
5-2201.* 

6VNoon. Libraries' User Education 
Services: "Web of Science: Science 
Citation Index." explores how to use 
the Web-based Science Citation 
Index (SCI) database. IS Is Journal 
Citation Report is also featured. 
0312 Engineering Bldg, 5-9070. 

A/" 3:30 p.m. Meteorology 
Se mi n ar: " Co nstel latio n Ob serving 
System for Meteorology. Ionosphere 
and Climate — Cosmic: an Overview," 
Ying-Hwa Kuo, director of COSMIC 
Project. 2400 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-5392. 

So^ 4 p.m. The Mary Shorb Lecture 
Series/ Graduate Program in 
N utri ti o n : * Com p liment ar)' Medicine 
and Nutrition: weighing the 
Options," Judith S. Stern of 
University of California, Davis. 0408 
Lecture Hal I. Animal Sciences &Ag 
Engineering Bldg. 

£*" 4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium 
Series: "The Baltimore Affair and Its 
Implications for the Governance of 
Science," Horace Freeland Judson, 
George Washington University. 1117 
Francis Scott Key Hall. 

H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: 
"Introduction to Adobe PageMaker." 
This class provides an introduction 
to the elements involved in design- 
ing effective and professional look- 
ing presentations, 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. <www.inform. 
umd,edu/PT> 5-2940.* 

*" 8 p.m. "Maryland Dance 
Ensemble," a program of student 
choreography and performance fea- 
turing a new work created by Li 
Chiao-Ping. Dorothy Madden 
Theater, Dance Bldg. 5-3198.* 



The World ofKahlil Gibran on Exhibit 



An exhibition of pictures and rare documents 
relating to the life and works of the poet Kahlil 
Gibran will be on display in the Honors 
Living/Learning Center in Anne Arundel Hall, from 
2 to 5:30 p.m., Monday.ApriJ 12. Edited and assem- 
bled with biographical notes by Professor Suheil 
Bushrui, "The World of Kahlil Gibran; A Pictorial 
Record of His Life and Work," is an exhibition orga- 
nized by the Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies 
Project at the Center for International 
Development and Conflict Management. 

The exhibition is being mounted in connection 
with Professors Bushrui and Bradbury's Honors 
seminar tided, "Kahlil Gibran and the Immigrant 
Traditions of America: The Reconciliation of 
Cultures." Consisting of more than 1 50 pho- 
tographs, commentary, reproductions of Gibran 's 
paintings, drawings and sketches, this unique col- 
lection has not been displayed before in this coun- 
try. 

The selection of passages from Gibran s writings and pho- 
tographs illustrate comprehensively both the range of Gibran's 
work and, for the English reader, its peculiar quality, at once 
exotic and familiar. The exhibition sets the poet in the context 
of his life; his native land, Lebanon; his adopted country, 




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Two self portraits of Kahili Gibran, Paris, 1910. 



America; and the travels (spirimal as well as geographical) 
which shaped his genius. 

The exhibition will be on view in both the basement lounge 
and the first floor lobby of Anne Arundel Hall. 



Concert Society Rounds Out Season with Anonymous 4, Lionheart 



Two of the world's most renowned a cappella early music 
ensembles — Anonymous 4 and Lionheart — join forces to cele- 
brate 15th century Flemish masterworks April 16 at 8 p.m. 
Sponsored by the Concert Society and the Washington National 
Cathedral, the concert takes place at the Cathedral, located on 
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues. 

Anonymous 4 originally formed in 1986 to experiment with 
the sound of medieval 
chant and polyphony as 
sung by higher voices. 
The group has become 
renowned for its aston- 
ishing vocal blend and 
technical virtuosity. In 
addition to presenting 
its own series at St. 
Michael's Church in 
New York City, the 
ensemble has performed 
to critical acclaim on 
music series throughout 
North America. The 
group's recordings of 
medieval music for har- 
monia mundi have risen 






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Anonymous 4 



to the top of Billboard's 
classical chart. 

The men of Lionheart 
have established them- 
selves as leading expo- 
nents in the field of a 
cappella singing. 
Gregorian chant is the 
keystone of the group's 
repertoire and their per- 
formances have been 
called "sublime" and "mes- 
merizing." In the group's 
four short years, 
Lionheart has performed Lionheart 
at Lincoln Center, Carnegie 
Hall, the Cloisters and on NPRs 'Performance Today." 

The New Yorfe Times has praised the pure sound of these com- 
bined ensembles as "mystical "Washington National Cathedral is 
sure to provide the ultimate setting for the program of sacred 
music. A pre-concert discussion, moderated by WETAs Robert 
Aubry Davis, takes place at 6 p.m. 

Tickets are $25, $20 and $15 with discounts available for 
seniors and students. For ticket information call 405-7847. 



Spring into Community Service 




Community Service Programs has sev- 
eral opportunities this month for faculty, 
staff and students to get involved in ser- 
vice to others. 

National Youth Service Day April 16-17 
National Volunteer Week April 19-23 

April 7 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Visit the 
Community Service Programs' information 
tables. Stamp Student Union. 

April 8 Noon-1 p.m. "Careers in Service* 
Representatives from the Peace Corps, 
AmeriCorps and Teach for America will 
discuss their perspective programs and 
answer questions, 1143 Stamp Student 
Union. 

April 10 10:30 am -2; 30 p.m. 



MARYPERG's 15di annual "Hunger Clean- 
up." Participants will be divided into 
groups to do various service projects 
throughout the community. Fund-raising 
event. 4-8353- 

April 16 4:55 p.m. DC Outfitters trip to 
the city to give clothing to tlie homeless. 
Participants should bring money for 
Metro fare and dinner. Lot HH. 
gmlazzar@wam.umd.edu . 

April 20 7-9 p.m. "Snack Pack Attack m,"a 
sandwich-making party for the homeless. 
Sponsored by the Jewish Social Action 
Committee. 4-5605 or 5-0864. 

April 24 8 a.m. -6 p.m. "Maryland Day 
1999-Explore Our World," an open house 



event. Faculty, staff and students who are 
knowledgeable about the campus layout 
are needed to staff locator booths and an 
information center for two-hour shifts. 

To volunteer, contact Sapienza Barone 
in the President's Office at 405-5790 or 
e-mail sbarone@deans.umd.edu. 



I 



April 25 1-3 p.m. Folk-style talent show at 
Langlcy Park Community Center. Volun- 
teer performers are needed from Latin 
America,Afrlca and other regions of the 
world.The coalition Is looking for any stu- 
dents, faculty or staff members who are 
interested in participating and volunteer- 
ing. For more information, call Bill Ha una 
at 405-4005 or e-mail him at; 
bhanna@bss2.umd.edu. 




6 Outlook April 6, 1999 



Diversity: It's Your Future 

April Focus on Diversity 



AH Month 



Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. 
The Sexual Harassment Prevention 
Program is offering the "But I Thought I 
Was Flirting" workshop to all classes, 
student organizations, fraternities and 
sororities throughout April. For a 
request form contact Paula Domenici- 
Lakc, 5-7563 or domelake@wam. 
umdedu. 



dent organization's poster for the 
Diversity Showcase poster contest. The 
deadline is April 9- Room 1 143, Stamp 
Student Union. Contact Mark Brimhall- 
Vargas at 5-2840 or mb333@umail. 
umd.edu. 



April 20 



AprilS 



April 6 



4 p.m. "Reconstructing Confucianism in 

Korea: A Report from the Fie Id "A talk 

and discussion by Chaibong Hahm of 

Yonsei University. Hahm, senior editor 

of Cbontong Kwa Hyondai (Tradition 

and Modernity) and visiting scholar at 

the Democratic Institute in Washington, 

DC, is the leading 

exponent in Korea of 

what has come to be 

called Confucian 

Democracy. Sponsored 

by the Inter-College 

Committee on East 

Asian Studies and the 

Korea Council.This 

event is free and open 

to the public. Room 

0102 Francis Scott Key 

Hall. Contact Fred 

Alford, 54169. 




2-5 p.m. Diversity Research Forum on 
Race, Gender and Identity. The focus of 
the forum is the examination of race, 
gender and identity within a wide spec- 
trum of literary, sociological, ecological, 
geographical, artistic approaches to 
immigration, migration and displaced 
people, as occurring on the eve of the 
Third Millennium. Language House. 
Contact Gabriele Strauch, 5-5646 or 
gs42@umail.umd.edu. 



us on Diversi 




7-10 p.m. Poster Night. 
Create and eat the 
night away with the 
Diversity Initiative 
working on your stu- 



you know that the topic of this year's Diversity 
Showcase is white awareness? The Diversity Initiative 
chose this topic in order to broaden perceptions 
about this important topic and begin to explore 
strategies for engaging more white members of the 
university community in a proactive approach to end- 
ing practices of individual and institutional inequity 
and discrimination both on campus in the larger soci- 



ety. 

For more information contact Mark Brimhall-Vargas 
at 5-2840 or mb333@umail.umd.edu. 




3-4:30 p.m. Diversity Showcase. The 
Diversity Initiative hosts this event to 
honor the Diversity Initiadve Award 
winners, student essay contest award 
winners, student organization poster 
contest winners, and die active mem- 
bers of the Diversity Initiative. This 
years featured speaker Judith Katz, 
author of 'White Awareness: A Hand- 
book for Anti-Racism Training,' will 
address the topic of White Awareness. 
Contact Office of Human Relations 
Programs, 
5-2838 or diversity@umail.umd.edu. 

4-6 p.m. Do Asian-Americans Have Class 
or Clout in Popular Culture? Guest 
speaker John Cheng will discuss this 
topic in celebration of Asian-Pacific 
American Heritage Month. Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. Contact 
OMSE, 5-5616. 

4:15-5:30 p.m.Women.War, and 
Okinawa: Excerpts from an 
Ethnography. A lecture by Linda lsako 
Angst, a Ph.D. graduate of Yale 
University who presently works at the 
Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., will 
explain the position in Okinawa for 
women in the postwar era. As an exam- 
ple of fieldwork, she will also discuss 
the process of how and why Okinawa 
is the subject of her research. 
Sponsored by the Inter-College 
Committee on East Asian Studies and 
the Department of Women's Studies, 
4th floor, Nonprint Media Services, 
Hornbake Library. Contact Marlene 



Mayo, mm32@umail.umd.edu. 



April 21 



2A p.m." Civil and Uncivil Language." 
Speakers Kathleen Jamieson of 
University of Pennsylvania and Steven 
Case of AOL will discuss this topic. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
Contact BSOS Dean's Office, 
51679. 



April 22 



7:30-10 p.m. Cinema & Conversations 
on Equity in the Justice System, the 
fifth in a series using dialogue to spark 
conversation about the issues that 
divide our communities. Room 4205, 
Nonprint Media Services, Hornbake 
Library. Contact Bridget Turner, 5-2580 
or bt38@umail.umd.edu. 

* To see the full version of the April 
"Focus on Diversity" Calendar go 
to our new "Link to the Diversity 
Initiative" at http://www.inform.umd. 
edu/Diversity/Initiative. 



To place your event in May's "Focus on 
Diversity" calendar, e-mail informa- 
tion to Jamie Feehery-Simmons at 
jfl56@umatl.umd.edu or fax 314- 
9992 no later than April 19. If you 
have any questions, please call 405- 
2562. 



Nippon Foundation Awards 
$477,000 for Prange Preservation 



The Nippon Foundation of 
Japan has awarded the 
University Libraries $477,000 
to support the preservation of 
the Gordon W. Prange 
Collection. Funds will be ear- 
marked for the newspaper 
niicrofilming project, which 
has been in progress for sever- 
al years. 



don, particularly newsprint, are 
extremely fragile owing to the 
high acid content of the paper 
on which the materials were 
printed at that time.They are 
consequently deteriorating 
rapidly. 

The goal of the newspaper 
project is to preserve the intel- 
lectual con- 



The Prange 
Newspaper 
Collection 
includes 
16,000 news- 
paper and 
newsletter 
ddes pub- 
lished in 
Japan during 
the years 
immediately 
following 
World Warn, 

1945-49- Like other materials 
comprising the Prange 
Collection, many of the news- 
papers do not exist elsewhere, 
including Japan. 

Many items in the collec- 



The Prange Newspaper 
Collection includes 
16,000 newspaper and 
newsletter titles pub- 
lished in Japan during 
the years immediately 
following World War II, 
1945-49. 



tent of this 
historically 
invaluable 
body of 
material on 
preservation 
quality 
microfilm 
and to pro- 
duce an 
index to the 
newspaper 
collection. 
Funding of 
this effort has also been sup- 
ported by the Japan 
Foundation Center for Global 
Partnership and the U.S. 
National Endowment for the 
Humanities. 



Smith School's Seminar Series Addresses 


Leveraging Corporate Knowledge 






infrastructure to effectively 


Learn how to create and 


Thursday, April 15 


capitalize on new business 


manage a knowledge-based 


3-4 p.m. 


opportunities. 


business at a seminar series 


"Data Analysis for the New 




at the Robert H. Smith School 


Millennium" 


Monday, May 3 


of Business. Tided "Leveraging 


Bruce Golden, holder of the 


11 a.m.-Noon 


Corporate Knowledge," the 


France-Merrick Chair in 


"Managing in the New 


series is co-sponsored by 


Management Sciences at the 


Millennium: Knowledge 


Information Management 


Smith School of Business, dis- 


Creation in Virtual 


Consultants, Inc. (IMC) and 


cusses how timely and mean- 


Organizations" 


the Smith School of Business. 


ingful data mining and data 


Karlene Roberts of the Walter 


IMC is an internationally rec- 


visualization can become 


A. Haas School of Business, 


ognized information technol- 


strategic assets of your orga- 


University of California, 


ogy and management consult- 


nization. 


Berkeley, discusses how orga- 


ing firm based in McLean, 




nizations are using virtual sys- 


Virginia. 


Thursday, April 22 


tems to manage emerging 


The series features 


4:30-5:30 p.m. 


social and political contingen- 


acknowledged researchers 


"Structuring the Information 


cies. 


and executives sharing lead- 


Age Organization" 


To register for attending 


ing knowledge management 


Robert Zmud, the Michael E 


the seminars, please contact 


strategies to exploit today's 


Price Professor of 


Marie Flowers at 


dynamic business opportuni- 


Management of Information 


mflowers@rhsmith. umd.edu 


ties. Attendance is free (regis- 


Systems at the Michael F. 


or 405-2308, Seating is limit- 


tration required). All seminars 


Price College of Business, 


ed. Refreshments will be 


will be in Van Munching Hall. 


University of Oklahoma, dis- 


served prior to each seminar. 


Following is a list of the 


cusses how to configure your 




upcoming seminars. 


organization's processes and 






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April 6, 1999 Outlook 7 



Upcoming Diversity Showcase Highlights 'White Awareness' 



This year the Diversity Showcase, 
sponsored by the Diversity Initiative, 
focuses on the role of whites in issues 
of inequity and discrimination — white 
awareness. 

"The purpose of the Diversity 
Showcase is three-fold: 
to recognize the contri- 
butions of the Diversity 
Initiative steering com- 
mittee members, 'show- 
case' Diversity Initiative 
accomplishments, and 
in accordance with a 
tradition that began 
three years ago, we 
choose a topic and fea- 
ture a speaker to 
explore and discuss that 
topic with the Diversity 
Showcase attendees," 
says Gloria Bouis, asso- 
ciate director of the 
Office of Human 
Relations Programs. 

This year's featured speaker is Judith 
Katz, author of "White Awareness: A 
Handbook for Anti-Racism Training" and 




Judith Katz 



executive vice president of The Kaleel 
Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. Katz 
will address the topic of white aware- 
ness with her discussion titled "Being 
White: Our Role As Agents for Change." 
Katz offers the Diversity Showcase 
more than 25 years of 
international experience 
in developing strategic 
change processes to 
address systematic 
oppression and help 
organizations become 
high performing and 
more culturally inclu- 
sive. Currently, Katz is 
focusing on helping 
organizations integrate 
strategic initiatives such 
as quality, leadership, 
empowerment and 
teamwork with diversi- 
ty to create sustainable 
change. 
"I focus on seeing your role and 
responsibility as a white person as 
working for change, feeling positive and 
empowered, and being partners in the 



change process. I also 
focus on the role and 
responsibility of whites as 
change agents to address 
racism and the other 
forms of oppressions — all 
the -isms," says Katz. 

(In addition to the 
Diversity Showcase at the 
university, Katz is present- 
ing a workshop tided 
"What White People Can 
Do about Racism" in May 
atTowson University.) 

The Diversity Initiative 
chose white awareness as 
this year's topic in order 
to broaden perceptions 
about this important issue 
and begin to explore 
strategies for engaging 
more white members of 
the university communi- 
ty in a proactive 
approach to ending prac- 
tices of individual and 
institutional inequity and discrimination 
both on-campus and in the larger soci- 




WEftfllY 
AT l/MCP 

MO VI NO 
TOWARP 

(OMMUMITY 



mb333@umail 



ety. 

The following will be 
recognized at the 
Diversity Showcase: the 
Diversity Initiative 
Award recipients, the 
recipient of the faculty 
support award, active 
members of the 
Diversity Initiative com- 
mittees, and the student 
essay contest and stu- 
dent organization poster 
contest winners. 

Mark your calendars to 
attend the Diversity 
Showcase on Tuesday, 
April 20, 3-4:30 p.m. in 
the Multipurpose Room 
of the Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. A recep- 
tion will follow this 
event. For more informa- 
tion, contact Mark 
Brimhall-Vargas at 405- 
2840 or 
umd.edu. 
—JAMIE FEEHERY-SIMMONS 



Geography Chair Leads Land sat- 7 Science Team, and Satellite 
Imaging of the Earth. Into New Era 



continued from page 1 

program that there has been such a 
focused interchange between NASA 
managers and the scientific communi- 
ty," Go ward says. "NASA's dedication to 
this process is a reflection of the 
agency's commitment to making 
Land sat a fundamental component of 
its earth science goals." 

The Landsat-7 science team also has 
been working with NASA's New 
Millennium program to develop the 
next generation Landsat instrument and 
spacecraft technologies that will enable 
Landsat to continue as a central pillar 
of U.S. remote-sensing capability. 

A small technology demonstration 
satellite known as EO-1 has been devel- 
oped through this program and is 
scheduled to be launched later this 
year. This prototype satellite will fly in 
formation with Landsat-7 and will be 
used to test advanced instruments that 
have the potential to significantly 
improve Landsat-type imaging. The 
new instruments to be tested include a 
hyper-spectral imager, a sensor to mea- 
sure atmospheric turbidity, and a solid- 
state replacement for the Enhanced 
Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), 
Landsat-7 s upgraded version of the 
Thematic Mapper instrument that has 
flown on all Landsat satellites. 

The ETM+ is a passive sensor that 
measures solar radiation (visible light 
and infrared radiation) that is reflected 
from, or absorbed and re-emitted by, the 
Earth's surface. However, the basic 
optical-mechanical technology of die 
ETM+ is outdated, having been devel- 
oped prior to the revolution in elec- 



tronics over the past 20 years. 

At its heart, the mission of Landsat-7 
is to unravel connections between fac- 
tors governing the distribution of the 
Earth's land cover (forests, farmlands, 
cities, icecaps, etc.) and how the land 
cover varies over time in different 
regions of the world. 

Landsat-7 will, for the first time in 



acquisition plan is designed to optimize 
Landsat-7 s use in creating an archive of 
data about processes on the planet's 
land surfaces. The automated plan will, 
for example, attempt to avoid cloud- 
contaminated conditions and concen- 
trate observations where seasonal vege- 
tation dynamics are important. The 
resulting comprehensive data set will 



ETM+ 

thermal 

radiation 

door 



ESA tripod 
ESA 



GXA1 tripod 




gimbaled X-band antennas 



Landsat mission history, provide a sea- 
sonally repeated global view of the 
Earth's land surfaces each year. The 
mission will be directed by an automat- 
ed Long Term Acquisition Plan, devel- 
oped by the University of Maryland's 
geography department. 

, The Landsat's imaging instrument 
does not operate continuously, so the 



allow comparison of seasonal and year- 
ly changes in land cover. 

Applications for Landsat-7 imagery 
will include studies of growth patterns 
of urban sprawl, agricultural crop plan- 
ning, timber issues in the Northwest, 
and information about population 
change and water quality. 'Hie geogra- 
phy department's leadership in the sci- 



ence and applications of Landsat-7 is an 
integral part of its extensive participa- 
tion in NASA's Earth System Enterprise 
and the centerpiece of that enterprise, 
the Earth Observing System (EOS). 

The department is currently a NASA 
Center of Excellence, a NASA Earth 
Science Information Partner, and a key 
participant in a NASA-sponsored Earth 
System Science Interdisciplinary 
Center. The department also heads 
a consortium of institutions and 
businesses that form one of NASA's 
seven new Regional Earth Science 
Application Centers. 

In addition to Landsat-7 and 
VCL, department members have key 
roles in several other NASAEarth, ^ flJ 
System Enterprise activities includ- 
ing serving as members of the EOS 
MODIS mission team and of inter- 
disciplinary teams for ecology and 
hydrology and calibration/validation 
activities. Department researchers 
also play integral roles in the 
Landsat Tropical Deforestation 
Pathfinder study and in develop- 
ment of the Land Pathfinder for the 
18-year record of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's Advanced Very High 
Resolution Radiometer. 

More information on land 
cover and remote sensing research pro- 
jects in which the university is involved 
can be found at <wwwinform.umd. 
edu/ geog/landcover/>. 



8 Outlook April 6, 1999 




Nutritional Options 

The Mary Shorb Lecture Series and 
the Graduate Program in Nutrition pre- 
sents, "Complimentary Medicine and 
Nutrition: Weighing the Options," April 
15 at 4 p.m. in 0408 Lecture Hall of the 
Animal Sciences & Ag Engineering 
Building. The guest speaker for the 
event is Judith Stern of the University 
of California. Davis. 

Cyber Tools in Education 

Education researchers are invited to 
discover the latest techniques for gain- 
ing access to electronic resources in 
education via the University Libraries" 
home page, obtaining research materi- 
als using document delivery services, 
and mastering the technicalities of PDF 
and e-mail attachments at the "Cyber 
Tools in Education" seminar Friday, 
April 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 
Room 4135 McKeldin Library. 

Sponsored by the University 
Libraries and the alTs' campus comput- 
ing associates, the seminar is free, how- 
ever advance registradon is required. 
Register by completing the form at 
<www.hb.umd.edu/LlMCP/UES/ 
seminar-f.html> or by sending e-mail to 
mcl98@umail.umd.edu. Include your 
name, department, status (faculty or 
graduate student), phone number and 
e-mail address. 

A complete list of Spring '99 
"Electronic Information Resources for 
Research and Teaching" seminars is 
posted at <www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/ 
UK/seminar.html> 

Spring Proposals 

Proposals for use of the Teaching 
Theaters, both full-semester and partial- 
semester, for the Spring 2000 semester 
are currently being accepted. Proposals 
are due by midnight, May 2. 

For more information, contact Ellen 
Yu Borkowski at 405-2922 or 
ey9@umail.umd.edu or visit the web 
page at <www.inform.umd.edu/TT>. 

Excel-lent Training 

The Office of Information 
Technology is sponsoring faculty/staff 
computer training in "Introduction to 
MS Excel (Office 97),"Wednesday,April 
7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a fee of 
$1 10 for training and course materials 
and seating is limited. Course descrip- 
tion and web-based pre registration are 
available at: <www.inform.umd.edu/ 
ShortCourses>. 

Questions about course content can 
be directed to oit-training@umail. 
umd.edu. Questions about registration 
can be directed to the alTs Library at 
405-4261. 

Library Annual Report 

The University Libraries have just 
published their first annual report in 
many years and have a limited supply 



available to the campus community on 
a first-come/first-served basis. If you 
would like a copy, please e-mail your 
request to Barbara Brown at: 
bb!59@umail. umd .edu . A fuller version 
of the report will appear shortly on the 
Libraries' web page. 

Personnel Training Opportunities 

The Personnel Services Department 
is pleased to offer the following 
staff development courses to university 
employees: 

Creativity and Problem Solving at 
Work, Identify practical ways to be cre- 
ative, take risks and add innovation to 
your job. April 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: $35 

Facilitating Workgroups, Teams and 
Committees. A comprehensive two-day 
session for managers and supervisors 
who need to develop and practice the 
techniques necessary to become a 
skilled facilitator. April 14 and 21, 9 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $70. 

To register for any of these courses, 
get more information about the ses- 
sions, or to see about any of the other 
exciting opportunities available to you, 
go to the Organizational Development 
and Training web page at 
<www. umdac c . umd . ed u/tniinde v> . Or 
call the Personnel Services Department 
organizational development & t raining 
office at 405-5651. 

Tenure Review Seminar 

A Tenure Review Process Seminar is 
being offered Wednesday, May 1 2, from 
4 to 5 p. m .in Room 3101 Symons Hall. 

The tenure process raises many pro- 
cedural questions about the contents of 
dossiers, the process by which dossiers 
are evaluated and the procedural steps 
involved in the review. Hence, the 
Provost and the Associate Provost for 
Faculty Affairs are offering this informal 
seminar for faculty on this process. 

The seminar is intended to provide a 
description of the promotion review 
process, some tips on developing an 
effective curriculum vitae and candi- 
date dossier, and an opportunity to ask 
questions about the process. 

Spaces are limited. If you plan to 
attend, please R.5.YP Linda Grahne at 
405-6803. 

Concerto Concert Program 

Wednesday. April 7, the School of 
Music presents the University of 
Maryland Symphony Orchestra in its 
annual concert showcasing the win- 
ners of its Concerto Competition.The 
concert will be held in Tawes Theatre 
at 8 p.m. 

Sylvia Alimena, music director of the 
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, will guest 
conduct. This year's winners, Christina 
Nassif, soprano; Carlos Castrillon, horn; 
Chiara Kingsley, viola; and J at: mi Kim, 
piano, will perform music by Gounod, 



Rodrigo, R. Strauss.Walton, Delius, 
Rossini and Mendelssohn. 

All faculty, staff and students of the 
University of Maryland, College Park 
campus are entided to one free ticket 
per ID to this event. Additional tickets 
may be purchased at the box office for 
$ 12 (regular adult), $ 10 (seniors and 
alumni), and $7 (students). 

For tickets and information, call 405- 
1 150 or send e-mail to concerts5@ 
deans.umd.edu. 

HTML Basics 

The Office of Information Technology 
is sponsoring a faculty/staff computer 
training, "Introduction to HTML," 
Tuesday, April 13,9 a.m.-noon in Room 
4404 Computer and Space Sciences 
Building. There is a $30 fee for training 
and course materials. Course descrip- 
don and web-based preregistration are 
available at <www. inform, umd edu/ 
ShortCoursesx 

This course is particularly useful for 
staff intending to enroll in the upcom- 
ing Web Designer and Developer 
Program or faculty intending to enroll 
in institute for Instructional Technology 
WebCT training. Qucsdons about 
course content can be directed to oit- 
training@umail.umd.edu. Questions 
about registration can be directed to 
the alTs Library at 4054261 . 

International Politics Issues 

You are cordially invited to attend 
the third annual GVPT Spring 
Symposium on Friday, April 9. from 9 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 4105Tydings 
Hall. The theme of this year's sympo- 
sium is "Issues of International Polidcs," 
a day-long exploration of topical ques- 
tions and problems in the field of inter- 
national re la dons. 

Panels in the morning will feature 
papers on global security and conflict 
resolution in the Middle East. In the 
afternoon, distinguished guest speaker 
James Goldgeier will present his lec- 
ture, "Why the U.S. Wanted to Expand 
NATO." Goldgeier is a visiting fellow at 
the Brookings Institution and associate 
professor of political science at George 
Washington University. 

At the end of the day, there will be a 
roundtable discussion on successes and 
failures of integration in light of U.S. 
and foreign immigration policies. The 
roundtable will feature participants 
from the Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace, the Center for 
Immigration Studies and the American- 
Arab And-Discrimination Committee in 
Washington D.C. 

The symposium is sponsored by the 
department of government and poli- 
tics, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace 
and Development, Pi Sigma Alpha 
National Political Science Honor 
Society, GVPT Graduate Students 
Association and the Earhart Lecture 
Series. 

For more information, contact Rima 
Pavalkoat 405-4162. 

Open House Volunteers 

Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. until 5 
p.m., the uni versify will throw open its 
doors for Maryland Day 1 999 — Explore 
Our World. The day will be filled with 
interesting activities, lectures, music, 
food and fun for the entire family. 



The Open House Committee, 
chaired by Vice President William 
Thomas plans to have 13 locator 
booths around the campus, as well as 
an "Information Central" near the Mall. 
Each booth will be staffed by two peo- 
ple responsible for welcoming the pub- 
lic, giving out maps, programs and 
directions. 

Volunteer staff, faculty and students 
who can help for a two-hour period at 
one of the welcome booths are greatly 
needed. If you are interested in volun- 
teering, please call or e-mail Sapienza 
Barone in the President's Office, 405- 
5790, sbarone@deans.umd.edu. 

Archival Challenges 

The College of Library and 
Information Services is hosting public 
lectures on "The Archival Challenge; 
Responsibilities, Strategies and 
Prospects for the Twenty-First 
Century," April 19-22. Terry Cook, an 
internationally recognized expert on 
archival issues, will present four public 
lectures on archival issues, analyzing 
current issues and discussing model 
practices for the future as follows: 

April 19,3:30-5 p.m., Room 0109 
Horn bake Library: 

"The Archival Profession: Can it Meet 
the Challenges of the Twenty First 
Century?" 

April 20,4-5 p.m., Room 0109 
Hornbake Library: 

"Model Approaches to Electronic 
Records: Effective Strategies and 
Approaches" 

April 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon, National 
Archives and Records Administration, 
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park; 

"Archival Appraisal and Collection: 
Issues, Challenges, New Approaches" 

April 22,4-5 p.m., Special Events 
Room, McKeldin Library: 

"Arcjiives, Heritage and History; The 
Mission of Archives" 

The lectures are open to the uni ver- 
sify community. Those planning to 
attend should RSVP Mariana Long, 
mlong@ warn. umd, edu, or Bruce 
Dearstyne, 405-2001 , so the college can 
plan for space. 

Get Out of Debt 

Join the Black Alumni Club as it 
hosts "How to Get out of Debt and 
Invest in Your Future," Thursday, April 8, 
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Nyumburu 
Cultural Center's Multipurpose Room. 
This program can help you get on the 
road to financial stability. Speakers 
include John Girouard '81, president of 
AGI Financial Services, Inc. and a rcpre 
sentative of Consumer Credit 
Counseling Services. 

The cost is $7 for Alumni Association 
members, $ 1 for nonmembers. For 
more information and to RSVP, contact 
Llatetra Brown at 405-8061 or 
Ibl66@umail.umd.edu. 

Careers in Service 

Thursday, April 8, Community Service 
Programs and the Career Center is 
sponsoring a brown-bag lunch/informa- 
don session on Careers in Service, from 
noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1 143 Stamp 
Student Union. Representatives from 
the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and Teach 
for America will discuss their programs 
and answer questions.