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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 'Number 25 • April 13, 1999 

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Brody Public Policy Forum 
Features 'Two Women of Peace' 

The Brody Public Policy Forum of the 
Maryland School of Public Affairs hosts an 
evening with "Two Women of Peace," Leah 
Rabin, widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzliak 
Rabin, and Jehan Sadat, widow of Egyptian 
President Anwar Sadat, on Thursday, April 29 in 
Tawes Theatre. 

The program, sponsored in association with 
the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and 
Development, brings together these two remark- 
able women for an insightful and thouglitful 
exchange on their lives, their husbands and their 
countries. Georgie Anne Geyer, noted colum- 
nist, lecturer and author, will moderate the dis- 
cussion which will be broadcast live by 
Maryland Public Television at 8 p.m. It will 
encore Sunday, May 2, at 1 1:30 a.m. and will air 
on public television stations nationwide begin- 
ning next month. 

Both Rabin and Sadat will share perspectives 
on their very different, yet tragically similar lives 
and their continuing roles as advocates for 

Jehan Sadat 

world peace. Both have worked tirelessly to see 
their husbands' dreams of peace realized while 
struggling with the pain of their loss. 

Having become influential women in the 
Middle East, their opinions on matters of poli- 
tics, the role of women and the peace process 
are widely respected. Present at some of the 
most important events of the 20th century, their 
recollections offer an inside view of occur- 
rences at some defining moments in recent his- 

Leah Rabin, a resident of Tel Aviv, is vigilant 
in preserving the legacy of Iter husband who 

Leah Rabin with the late Israeli Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin 

served two terms as prime minister of Israel 
before his assassination in 1 995. She is advising 
the formation of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel 
Aviv to promote research and study. 
Additionally she has championed many charita- 
ble causes, including the Sheba Medical Center, 
the Tel Aviv Musetmi and efforts to support 
autistic children. She speaks out frequently as 
an unofficial ambassador for Israel. 

Jehan Sadat is a senior associate at the Center 
for International Development and Conflict 
Management at the University of Maryland 
where she worked to establish the Anwar Sadat 
Chair for Peace and Development to ftirthcr her 
husband's -wotk. Sadat is also a devoted activist 
for women and the disadvantaged. She estab- 
lished the Wafe Wa Amal (Faith and Hope) 
Society in Egypt to serve disabled war veterans 
and civilians. She has been honored with the 
U^aCEF Children's Champion Award and the 
living Legacy Award of the Women's 
International Center. Sadat and Rabin, both wid- 
ows of assassinated leaders, are advocates for 
global peace. 

The Norman and Florence Brody Family 
Foundation Public Policy Forum was established 
in 1996 thniugh a gift by the Brodys to the 
University of Maryland. The Brody Forum fea- 
tures talks and debates with prominent public 
policy figures to increase discussion and aware- 
ness of national and international issues. 

For information and complimentary tickets, 
call the School of Public Affairs at 
301 -405^8060, Tickets are extremely limited and 
requests will be honored in the order received. 

Head ofKiplinger Organization 
to Address Investors Group 

Knight Kiplinger, editor of The KipUnger letter, 
America's leading business forecasting publication, and edi- 
tor-in-chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, will 
address the campus' Investors Group Wednesday, April 21 -"^ 
at noon in Room 4100D McKeldin Library. y 

in his last two books,''The New American 8oom''(1986) 
and "America in the Global 908" (1989), Kiplinger offered a 
bold vision of a resui^ent U.S. economy in the 1 990s. These 
judgments ran counter to pessimistic popular sentiment 
w^hen published, but they turned out to be remarkably pre- 
scient. Investors who relied on Kiplinger's forecasts pros- 
pered mightily in the long expansion tliat Ibllowed. 

Now in his most recent book, "World Boom Ahead" 
(published October 1998), Kiplinger broadens his lens to 
the next two decades and foresees a rapid and tumultuous 
change in global markets, the workplace and the structure 
of business. The next century will have pitfalls for the 
unprepared — but will be rich in opportimiiles for those 
who see tlie changes coming. 

"This is the first speaker we have had of national impor- 
tance who risks looking so fer into the future," notes Gary 
Kraske, founder of the Investors Group. ""His views are of 
great importance to members of our group who seek to 
Incorporate a 
view into 
their invest- 
ing strategy." 

has been a 
guest on 
major televi- 
sion and 
radio pro- 
grams such 
as "Wall 
Street Week 
with Louis 
"The Today 

Morning," and 
"The Larry 
King Show." 
magazine, the 
first in the per- 
sonal finance field, was founded in 1947 and today has a 
monthly circulation today of more than one million. The 
Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business forecasting service start- 
ed in 1923, has nearly 500,000 subscribers. 

Kiplinger's address wiU be followed by a book signing 
where attendees may purchase a copy of World Boom 
Ahead, with proceeds to go to the Friends of the Libraries. 

The Investors Group is af^iated with the Friends of the 
Libraries and meets monthly to discuss issues related to 
personal finance and investing. Membership is free and 
open to all, whether affiliated with the university or not. 
Questions or comments should be directed to Gary Kraske, 
405-S>045,orvia e-mail, gkI3@um3il, 

Kn10it Kiplinger 

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Broadnax Named Dean of American 
University's Public Affairs School 

King Hussein was not merely a king but a fiither to Jordan, and 
his personal clout and great skills enabled him to advance unpop- 
ular causes and navigate the most challenging circumstances." 
—Sbibley Telbami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and 
Dei>€loptnent, in a eulogy Jbr the late King Httssein of Jordan 
in the Feb. 7 Los Angeles Times. 

Humans are now a relatively major component of life on Earth, 
and we can damage ecosystems quite intensively," —Robert 
Constanza, professor in the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 
in a brief in the February edition q^ National Geographic about 
the economic importance of presenting green spaces. 

Gravity's produced by mass - it's not produced by quantum 
mechxmics, 1 can't see why you'd do an experiment based upon 
physics that are completely wrong." — Physics professor Ho Paik, 
commenting on a proposed NASA plan to fund an "anti-gravi- 
ty "machine in a story in the Birmingham (Eng.) Post on Feb. 9. 

But while 'Star Wars' systems have yet to destroy a single missile, 
thousands of nuclear weapons once aimed at our cities have 
been destroyed by a piece of paper. Diplomacy may not provide 
as much macho satisfaction, but It's cost-effective." 
— Physics professor Robert L Park in « Feb. 15 New York Times 
op-ed piece criticizing the latest missile defense system proposal 
offered by the Clinton administration. 

I think there is a cultural shift going on because of this that 
reaches beyond politics. People have had to examine how they 
discuss their government and leaders with their children, and not 
just because of Clinton, but because of all the other feUout. When 
guys like Bob Livingston and Henry Hyde are exposed, everyone 
is having to examine what fidelity means." — Robin Gerber, senior 
fellow in the Bums Academy of Leadership, in a Feb. 13 Detroit 
Free Press story about the aftermath of the Clinton-Lewinsky 

"I think the mainstream press did under the circimistances a 
superior job, and they were also self-correcting. When someone 
made a mistake, there were so many people working on the story 
that immediately it was pointed out." — Gene Roberts, professor 
of Journalism, in a Feb. 16 Associated Press story about press 
coverage of the Clinton-Letvinsfcy scandal 

Cole's analysis of racial profiling is breathtaking. In his first chap- 
ter, 'Policing Race and Class' he outlines how racial variance in 
consent searches, pretexiual stops, enforcement of minor laws 
having to do with 'quality of life' (such as laws forbidding panhan- 
dling), and the makeup of drug-courier profiles combine to create 
a twchticrcd system of policing with two predictable sets of 
resuJts." — Katheryn K. Russell, associate professor of criminolo- 
^ in a review of David Cole's book "No Equal Justice," published 
in the Jan. 24 Palm Beach Daily News. 

We have to do more than teach our kids to surf the Web. We 
have to teach them to make waves."— fiew Scbneiderman, bead 
of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, in a lengthy 
feature on his work in the March edition o/ Scientific American. 

Maryland has more non-traditional agriculture and more alterna- 
tive agriculture, like greenhouse and nursery operations" than 
most states. — Maria Mcintosh, associate dean in the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources, in a Feb. 18 Baltimore Sun 
stoty about Maryland's larger tban average proportion of 
women farmers Mclntosb noted that 60 percent of the college's 
undergraduate students are women. Just the reverse oj the 
national average, "where 40 percent of the students in agricul- 
ture studies are women.' 

American University selected Walter Broadnax 
as the new dean of its School of Public Affairs to 
succeed Acting Dean Bill LeoGrande and Neil 
Kerwin, who was chosen last year as AU's 
provost. Broadnax currendy is professor of public 
policy and management, director of the Bureau 
of Governmental Research and chair of social 
policy concentration at the University of 
Maryland. He assumes his new post July 1 . 

"Professor Broadnax brings to his new posi- 
tion a record of outstanding accomplishments in 
academe and in public service," says Provost Neil 
Kerwin. "He is dedicated to assisting the School 
of Public Affairs reach even higher levels of 
accomplishment, to raising its visibility nationaUy 
and internationally while .securing additional 
external support for the school. I am delighted 
that an indhidtial of Dr. Broadnax s ability and 
.stature will be the next dean of the School of 
Public Affairs." 

Broadnax, who worked with by the Clinton 
Administration, served as Deputy Secretary and 
Chief Operating Office of the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services CHHS) from 1993-96. 
He was extensively involved in the effort to cut 
waste and improve efficiency in the agency and 
was particularly successful in improving cus- 
tomer service while streamlining the HHS work- 

force. Broadnax also played a major role in wel- 
fare and health care reform efforts and has writ- 
ten extensively on the impact of these and other 
social reform movements on the nation's African- 
American population. 

Prior to joining HHS, Broadnax was president 
of the Center for Governmental Research, a non- 
profit research and management consulting orga- 
nization in Rochester, N.Y He also has headed 
the New York State Civil Service Commission, a 
post that included management of the State 
Employee Healtli Service and the New York State 
Health Insurance Program. Broadnax served as 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 
the Carter administration. 

He has considerable academic experience 
including six years with the Jolui E Kennedy 
School of Government at Harvard University. 
Broadnax also has served on the faculty of the 
University of Rochester and the Federal 
Executive Institute. 

He earned his Ph.D. in public administration 
from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and 
Public Affairs at University. He received 
his master's degree from Kansas University and 
his bachelor's degree from Washburn University. 

I— letter to the editor^ 

To the Editor: 

1 am surprised to learn that "university officials" are 
uncritically embracing the graduate program's rankings 
published by U.S. News and World Report, when so many 
leaders in higher education, including many from those 
institutions that have received even higher ratings, have 
condemned the U.S. News ratings system and refused to 
be associated with it. I would suppose that a better mea- 
sure of the quality of graduate or undergraduate educa- 
tion is its ability to distinguish between thoughtful evalu- 
ation and a mixture of puffery and gossip. 

Adam Yarmolinsky 


yarmolin @ um 

Tragic Cultures 

The department of French & Italian will present a collo- 
quium tided "Cultures of the Tragic" April 23 and 24. The col- 
loquium commemorates the 300th anniversary of the death 
of Jean Racine, France's greatest tragic dramatist. 

Speakers include Georges Forestier (Paris-IV Sorboime) on 
Racine, Stephen Scully (Boston University) on Greek Tragedy, 
Lois Potter (University of Delaware) on Elizabethan tragedy, 
Goran Stockenstrom (University of Minnesota) on 
Strindberg, Peter Beicken (University of Maryland) on 
German 18th century tragedy, and Herve Camangne (UMCP) 
on French Renaissance tragedy. 

The April 23 presentations are In the Nyumburu Center, 
and the April 24 meeting in St. Mary's HaU (Language House.) 
For further information, e-mail William MacBain 
<wm 1 @iunail. umd .edu> . 

Editor's Note: Effective tws 

issue, 1 will be on maternity leave, 
and will not be returning imtil 
after the semester's end. In my 
absence, Janet Chismar, former 
assistant editor of Outlook and 
media relations specialist in the 
Office of University Relations, will 
be serving as acting editor of 

For those of you who were on 
campus three years ago, you may 
remember Janet served in the same 
capacity during my previous mater- 
nity leave. Because she is so femil- 
iar with the campus and with this 
publication, we are fortunate she 
was available to do the job again, 

Janet will be working out of my 
office, and can be readied at my 
phone number 405-4629 or via my 
e-mail address: jhawes®accmail,umd. 
edu. Whether you have questions, 
concerns, or story ideas, please feel 
free to contact her. 

In addition. Assistant Editor 
Londa Scott Forte, as always, is 
available to assist you with issues 
regarding Outlook. Many of you 
already know Londa or have spo- 
ken witli her She can be reached 
at 405-7615 or via e-mail at 
lscott@accmail.umd .edu. 

As I trade the "glamorous" life of 
a newspaper editor widi weekly 
deadlines and piles of proofreading 
for the reality of wet diapers and 
2 a.m. feedings, I know the paper 
is in good hands, Happy reading. 



Outlook Is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University Advancement; 
Tare«a Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor; JennFter Hawes, Editor; 
Londa Scott Fort6, Assistant Editor; Valaliall Honawar, Graduate Assistant; Phlillp WIrtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus Infor- 
mation are w^elcome. Please submit ail material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook. 2101 Turner Hall, College Parh. MD 
20742.Telephone (301) 40&4629; e-mail outlook@accmail.umtJ,edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform. 

April 13, 1999 Outlook 3 

Fifty Glorious Years 

Center for Young Children Celebrates 50th Anniversary on Campus 

Saturday, April 24, the university celebrates 
Maryland Day 1999-Explore Our World at an Open 
House highlighting all the university has to offer The 
staff, faculty, teachers and children of the Center for 
Young Cliildren (CYC) are also taking part by cele- 
brating 50 glorious years of the nurturing and teach- 
ing of young children at the University of Maryland. 

Edna McNaughton, head of the department of nurs- 
ery school education for the university in the 1930s, 
was the first to champion the cause for a nursery pro- 
gram at the university, Tlie "Nursery School" has 
evolved into today's vibrant program at the CYC, 
located on Valley Drive. 

During its humble beginnings, the budget for the 
Nursery School was about $9,300 (mauily for 
salaries). Over the years the school had been housed 
in a variety of locations including "the Gulch," an 
affectionate term used for the buildings located 
behind the South Hill Dining Hall. 

A total of 140 boys and girls were first enrolled at 
the Nursery School, which was a part-time program 
with tuition ranging from $5 to $12.50 per month. 
Now a nationally accredited child development cen- 
ter, with a new facility located near the Campus 
Recreation Center, the CYC has a hiJl-time enrollment 
of 1 10 cliildren from all over the United States and 
many countries. 

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has visited the 
center, which is nationally recognized as the standard 
for quality child care and teaching for young cliildren, 
while studying the child care issue in this country. 
Fully staffed by professional teachers with degrees in 
early childhood education, the center aiso serves as a 
teaching facility for undergraduates in the College of 
Education and as a research facility for the study of 
child development and linguistics. 

As would be expected, tuition has risen over the 
years - it is now based upon a sliding fee scale. 
University staff, faculty and students are welcome to 
enroll their cliildren at the CYC, as arc those with no 
university affiliadon, as space permits. 

The CYC community invites all members of the 
university community to join us from 1 to 4 p.m. on 
Maryland Day and celebrate the cultures and tradi- 

Chlldren and teachers from the CYC in the 1950s. The school was then simply called the "Nursery School." 
Over the years the nursery school evolved to the Center for Young Children, a full-time program for children of 
staff, faculty and students. 

tions that make our femilies, teachers and staff so spe- 
cial. This open house and reunion of parents, teachers 
and "Li'l Terrapin" alumni also features a silent auction 
and a Taste of CYC International Dinner (from 4 to 6 
p.m.). Tickets for the dinner are only $1 per portion 
and will be sold at the door Proceeds from the auc- 
tion and diimer benefit the CYC Scholarship Fund. 
The Center for Young Ctiildren is located in 

Building 38 1 , on Valley Drive next to the Campus 
Recreation Center. If you have questions, please call 


Sir Roger Penrose Reveals Sciences' IVIissing Link 

Sir Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball Professor of 
Mathematics, University of Oxford, discusses "A 
Missing Link in the Science of the 20th Century," 
Monday, April 26, as the featured speaker for the 
Graduate School's Distinguished Lecturer Series. His 
4 p.m. talk will be in Room 1412 of the Physics 

Penrose is a 
mathematician best 
known for his popu- 
lar books on physics 
and the mind, and 
for his fundamental 
work on general rel- 
ativity theory. But 
his fascination with 
geometry has kd to 
the discovery of the 
intriguing "Penrose 
tiles," whose unex- 
pected properties 
arc stilJ being inves- 

His discovery in 
1964 that a collaps- 
ing star must, after 
a certain point, con- 


sir Roger Penrose 

tinue its collapse to infinite density 
(irrespective of symmetry assump- 
tions) showed that black holes are 
a clear implication of Einstein's 
general relativity. His cosmic cen- 
sorship hypothesis of 1969 sug- 
gested that such infinite 
density regions are always 
hidden from an outside 

Penrose's proof of 
singularity in the early 
1 960s caught Stephen 
Hawking's eye just In 
time for his graduate the- 
sis. So in 1 965 Hawking 
began collaborating with 
Penrose and, for the next 
three years, the two men worked on singu- 
larities, as well as the structure of space and 
time.Tlius began Hawking's career 

Penrose has developed twistor 
geometry, a system that places the two fun- 
damental theories of 20th century physics 
on the same mathematical basis and thereby 
provides a new language for a description 
of the universe. He has also proposed a 

scheme whereby the 
limits of quantum theo- 
ry may be experimental- 
ly probed. 

He won the 1988 
Wolf Prize, which he 
shared with Stephen 
Hawking, for their 
understanding of the 
universe, the Dannie 
Heinemann Prize, the 
Royal Society Royal 
Medal, the Dirac Medal, 
and the Albert Einstein 
prize. His 1989 book 
"The Emperor's New 
Mind," dealing with the 
science of conscious- 
ness, became a best-seUer and won the 1990 (now 
Rhone-Poulenc) Science Book Prize. His latest books 
are Shadows of die Mind (1994), The Nature of Space 
and Time (1966) with Stephen Hawking, and The 
Large, the Small and the Human Mind (1997). 

In 1994 he was kniglited for his services to sci- 

Penrose has developed twistor 
geometry, a system which places 
the two hindamental theories of 
2(Hh century physics on the 
same mathematical basis and 
thereby provides a new language 
for a description of the universe. 

4 Outlook Aprii 13, 1S»99 





April 13 

** No(}n."'MaryIand/MetropoUtaii 
Aiea Teacher Interviewing 
Consorti»im,"An opportunity for 
individuals to interview with 
school districts around the coun- 
Iry for full-time positions during 
the 1999-2(.lO0 school year. Open 
lo all majors Candidates must pre- 
register Gnmd Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. 

03 Noon. libraries' User 
Education Services; 'Web of 
Science: Science Qtation Index," 
explores how to use the Web- 
based Science Citation Index (SCI) 
database. ISI's Journal Citation 
Report is also featured. 4135 
McKeldin Library. 
minar-f htinl> "5-9070. 

■^ 2p.m.-WebClinic.'Computer 

& Space Science Bldg, 

^^4 p.ra. Physics CoUoquia:" State 
of the Universe Report," Joel 
Primack, University of California, 
Sanu Cruz. 1410 Physics Bldg. 

^ 5 p.m. School of MusiCT-ZOth 
Century Ensemble," presents a 
concert of new music. Ulrich 
Recital Hall,Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 


**" 5:30-8 p.m. Oingman Center 
for Entrepreneurship:''How to 
Retain and Incentivtze your Key 
Employees," will review the differ- 
ent methods entrepreneurs can 
use to motivate and incentivize 
their employees. Hilton McLean 
Tysons Comer, 5-2144.' 

H 6-9 p.m. Fter Training 
Scmlnan 'Advance HTML," takes a 
more advanced look at HTML cod- 
ing. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 

<www.infonn.unid .edu/PT> 

*" 8 p.m. "Maryland Dance 
Ensemble,' a program of student 
chorec^raphy and performance 
featuring a new work created by 
Li Quao-Ping. Dorothy Madden 
Theater, Dance Btdg. 5-3198.' 


7:30 p.m. School of Music: "Third 
Aimual [nvitational Jazz Showcase," 
featuring the big band sounds of the 
Jazz Ensembles. Colony Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. 5-5519. 

*" 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.* 

April 15 

*" 9:45 ajn. University Theatre: 
"Cyrano de Bcrgecac." by Edmond 
Rostand.The timeless romance of the 
eloquent and witty Cyiano and his 
undoing devotion to the beautiful 
Roxanne.Tawes FmcArts Bldg. 

^ft/^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 Ciution 
Report is also featured. 0312 
Engineerings Bldg. 5-9070. 

^k/'3:30 p.m. Africa and the 
Americas: "The Black Male in the 
United States,* panel discussion with 
Ronald Taylor, Katheryn Russell and 
Waiter Sallee. Atrium, Stamp Student 
Union. 5^305. 

^y^ 3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar; 
"Constellation Observing System for 
Meteorology, Ionosphere and 
Climate — Cosmic: an Overview" 
Ying-Hwa Kuo, director of COSMIC 
Projea, 24<KI Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-5392. 

6w^ 4 p.m.The Mary Shorb Lecture 
Series/ Graduate Program in 
Nutrition: "Complimentary Medicine 

.Your Guide to University Events 

April 13 -22 

April 14 

^e/^ Noon, Cotmseling Center's 
Research and Development Meetings: 
"Accutration. Clinical Self-t- fficacj' and 
Che Rule Berween International and 
U.S. Graduate Psychology Students," 
Johanna Nilsson, Counseling Center. 
0106-0114 Shoemaker Bldg, 

A/^ 4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium 
with guest speakers Alexander 
Nindos and Friedrich Wyrowski. 2400 
Computer Sc Space Sciences Bldg, 

H 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: "Internet 
Technologies" introduces technology 
such as FTP, newsgroup, attachments, 
etc. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg, 5-2940.' 

April 27 - May 1 

** The Maryland Opera studio presents its annual Opera Week from April 27 through May 1, 
All events take place in Ulrich Recital Hall and are free with no tickets required. There are 
three distinct programs that will each be presented twice: 

• April 27, 12:30 p.m. and April 28, 8 p.m.- A program of opera scenes with a dance and 
combat demonstration.Woilcs by Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet and Floyd will be performed. 

• April 27, 8 p.m. and April 30, 8 p,m, - Two performances of Mozart's La finta giardiniera, 
directed by Nick Olcott. 

• April 28, 5 p.m. and May 1 , 8 p.m,-A program of scenes from Handel's Partenope, directed 
by Nick Olcott and scenes from Operetta Repertoire, directed by Heinar Filler. Selections from 
the Merry Widow and Land of Smiles, Orpheus and the Underworld, Countess Mariia and 
Vicnxa City of My Dreams will be performed. 

For more information, call 405-1 150. 

and Nutrition: Weighing the 
Options," Judith S. Stern of 
University of California, Davis. 0408 
Lectuie Hall, Animal Sciences &Ag 
Engineering Bldg, 

S 6-9 p.m. Peer Training: 
"Introduction to Adobe PageMaker." 
This class provides an introduction 
to the elements involved in design- 
ing efiective and professional look- 
ing presentations. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. <www.inform. 
umd.eduflPTV 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.' 

April 16 

^v/^ 1 p.m. Department of Materials 
and Nuclear Engineering; "A THM 
Study of GaN Films Grown on A- 
Planc Sapphire by MOCVD," Mark 
Twigg, Naval Research Laboratory. 
2110 Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. 

"^ 1:30-3:30 p.m. User Education 
Services: "Cyber Tools in Education." 
Education researchers are invited to 
discover the latest cyber tools in 
education, such as electronic 
resources, pdf and more. Please sec 
website to register. 4135 McKeldin 
Library. 5-9070. 

■^ 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,* 


8-10 p.m. Concert Society: 
"Anonymous 4 & Lionheart," Two of 
the worid's most renowned a cappel- 
ia early music ensembles perform the 
music of Johannes Ockeghem. Pre- 
concert seminar 6 p.m. Washington 
National Cathedral. 403-4240.* 

■^ 8-10 p.ra.Umverstty Theatre: 

"Twelfth Night" by William 
Shakespeare. A soap opera of disguis- 
es, love triangles, fools and madness. 
One of Shakespeare's most popular 
laugh-out-loud comedies. Ikwes Fine 
Arts Bldg. 5-2201.' 

April 17 

*" All day. "Mid-Atlantic Russian 
High School Olympiada. Please join 
Russian faculty and students in host- 
ing this special ev^nt for high school 
students. Volunteers needed. 5-4243- 

'^ 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: 
"Twelfth Night- by William 
Shakespeare. A soap opera of di.'^uis- 
es, love triangles, fools and madness. 
One of Shakespeare's most popular 
laugh-out-Ioud comedies. Tawes Fine 
Arts Bldg, 5-2201,* 

April 18 

■"^ 2A p.m. UniversityTheatre: 
"Twelfth Night" by William 
Shakespeare, A Miap opera of dis- 
guises, love triangles, fools and mad- 
ness. One of Shakespeare's most 
popular laugh-otit-loud comedies. 
Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-220 1 .' 

6b^ 5-6 p.m. IGt.A China Seminar 
"The Shaping of t.hinese Culture: 
Tbidition and Transition," Cho-yun 
Hsu, University of Pittsburgh. 1 06 
Key Hall. 5-0213. 

Calendar Guide 

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pnciix 3 1 4- or 405. Events arc ft«^" 
and open to the public unless 
noted by an asterisk ('). Calendar 
information for Outlook is com- I 
piled from a combination of 
inforM's calendars and subtnissions 
to the Outlook o0ice,To reach the 
calendar editor, call 405-7615 or c- 
mail outtook@accmail. 

April 13, 1999 Outlook S 

April 19 

"^ 2-3 p.m. "How to Access TERP 
Online Workshops." Miilti-Purpose 
Room, HoJzapfel Hall. 4-7225. 

&s^ 2-4 p.m. Africa and the 
Americas Film Presentation: "Seven 
Lightnings over California: Don 
Daniel, A Pakro in Los Angeles." 
Multipurpose Room, St, Mary's Hall. 

&^ 4-5:30 p.m. Mini-Center for 
Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies of 
Culture and Society: "Electronic 
Storytell ing:The Digital Narrative," 
Mitchell Lifton, Comparative 
Literature. 3140 Engineering Bldg. 

as 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: 
"Intermediate Microsoft Excel." 
Moves beyond the Introduction to 
Excel's basics. 4404 Computer S 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2940.' 

April 21 

April 20 

A/' 3:30 p.m.Africa and the 
Americas: 'Orality and Literacy In 
Afroduban Religion." 11 17 Francis 
Scott Key Bldg. 5-4305, 

&c/^ 4 p.m. Physics Department: 
"Where Does Friction Come From?" 
Mark Robbins,John Hopkins 
University. 14 10 Physics Bldg. 

6t/^ 4 p.m. Asian American Heritage 
Month: "Do Asian Americans Have 
Class or Clout in Popular Cultui*," 
John Cheng, history department, 
George Mason University. Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. 5-5358. 

B 6-9 p.m. Peer Training Program: 
"Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop. 
This class introduces the industry 
benchmark graphic manipulation 
package. 4404 Computer 3c Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2940," 


8 p.m. School of Music: 
"Symphonic Wind Ensemble." 
Conducted by John E.Wakefield. 
Grand Ballcoom, Stamp Student 
Union. 5-5542. 

"^ 1 1:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m."How to 
Access TERP Online Workshops." 
Multi-Purpose Room, Holzapfel Hall. 

6w^ Noon-1 p.m. Research & 
Development Presentations: 
"Religion and Counseling," Sutha 
Vecrasamy, graduate research assis- 
tant, and WUUam Scdlacek, assistant 
director. 0106-01 14 Shoemaker Bldg. 

6^ 4-5 p.m. Departmem of 
Astronomy. Speaker: Philip 
Marmliclm, University of 
Connecticut. 2400 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 

April 22 

'^ 10 a.m.^ p.m.''SpringJob Fair," 
This fiiir will provide an opportunity 
for students to meet with and gather 
information from up to 180 employ- 
ers from corporate, government, and 
non-profit sectors to discuss possible 
full-time, part-time, internship, co-op 
and summer job opportunities. For 
employer information, access TERP 
Online. Cole Field House. 4-7225. 

&=^ 3:30 p.m. Department of 
Meteorology: "A Case in Forensic 
Meteorology," Jim Meyer 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

D 3:30-5 p.m. User Education 
Services: "Where in the World? Maps 
on the Web." Learn how to use your 
Web browser as an online atlas. This 
seminar is for anyone with an inter- 
est in using the Web as a cartograph- 
ic resource. Please see website to 
register 4 1 33 McKeldin Library. 

^to^ 4 p.m. CHPS Colloquium Series: 
"Constructing and Testing 
Mechanisms in Molectilar and 
Developmental Biology," Sylvia Gulp, 
Western Michigan University. 1117 
Key Bldg. 

6t/^ 4:30 p.m. Leveraging Corporate 
Knowledge Series: "Structuring the 
Information Age Organization," 
Robert Zmud, University of 
Oklahoma discusses how to config- 
ure your organization's processes 
and inftastructtire to captilize on 
new business opportimities.Van 
Munching Hall. Registration required. 

H 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Peer Training 
Program: "Intermediate HTML." This 
class takes a more in-depth look at 
web page construction. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

Farewell Finale 

Join Director Paul Traver and the University 
of Maryland Chorus for their final perfor- 
mance of the season, Sunday.April 25, at 4 
p.m. in Memorial Chapel.The concert also 
maricsTraver's final performance with the 
Chorus, which he founded in 1967. He is retir- 
ing as music director at the end of this sea- 

The April 25 program features Orff s 
"Carmina Burana," and Bernstein's "Chichester 
Psalms." Soloists include Linda Mabbs, sopra- 

no; Roben Petillo, tenor; Roger Isaacs, coun- 
tertenor, and Steve Rainbolt, baritone, with 
the University of Maryland Percussion 
Ensemble and the Maryland Boy Choir. 

Ticketsarc$10, $16, $21 and $25. 
Discounts are available for University of 
Maryland students, faculty and staff and senior 
citizens (65+). 

For more information or to reserve tickets, 
call the Maryland Chorus Box OfBce at 

Paul Traver and the Maryland Chorus 

Service Learning Conversation with CTE 

The Center for 
Teachii^ Excellence 
presents a Teaching and 
Learning Conversation, 
"Service Learning: 
Connecting Commimity 
and Curriculum," Monday, April 26 from 5-4:30 
p.m. in Room 3237 Benjamin Building.All mem- 
bers of the community interested in teaching 
and learning are in'rited. Light refreshments will 
be served. 

Service learning is the integration of commu- 
nity service and academic courseworit. Judith 
Paterson (journalism) will describe a one-semes- 
ter literary journalism course in which her stu- 
dents explored a developmental issue through 

60 hours of community 
service and related reflec- 
tion. Lois \^etri (College 
Park Scholars in 
IntemaUonal Studies) and 
some of her students will 
discuss a 1999 winterterm course/trip to 
Vietnam that involved students in scrvice-lcam- 
ii^ projects at the Hanoi Plastic Surgery Center. 
Karen O'Brien (psychology) will outline her 
plans for a two«mester course sequence in 
which psychology students will serve as advo- 
cates for battered women. 

Please RSVP Lisa Solomon by phone at 405- 
9980, by e-mail at ls209@umail.iimd,edu, or on- 
line at < crE/rsvp/html>. 

African-Americans at the Crossroads 

The planning committee of the 12th aimual Black Faculty and Staff A^ociation Conference 
invites you to submit a proposal that explores issues relating to the theme: "African- Americans at 
the Crossroads of Change: Where We Go from Here?"The conference takes place Jime 7 at the 
Holiday Inn, College Park. Deadline for papers is April 26. 

Preferences will be given to proposals that are closely related to the theme and sub-topic areas, 
which include Careers and Continuing Education, Our Significant Others — -Managing the 
Important Relationships in Our Lives, My Spiritual Self — Faith in (jod,The Law vs. The Black 
Community, and Personal Finance. The committee is interested in programs that will foster interac- 
tive participation from the audience. 

Please submit four copies of a 200-word description in hard copy and on a diskette in 
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format, a 50-word camera-ready abstract for the printed program, 
and a copy of your resume to: Daicelle Wilson, 31 25 Lee Building. 

For more information contact Wilson at 405-6644. 

6 OuUoQlt April 13, 1999 

1998-99 Faculty Ombuds Officer Report by Arnold Medvene 

Simply stated, the goal of the 
Ombuds Officer is to help people make 
decisions together. To be successful in 
negotiating a dispute, the parties in 
conflict have to accept full responsibili- 
ty for the decision-making, have to 
understand as completely as possible 
the context and consequences of the 
decisions to be made, and have to deal 
directly with each other. All disputes 
arc matters of human relationships and 
all retadonships, when one looks close- 
ly at what they comprise, are almost 
unbelievably complex. 

Unresolved conflict often paralyzes 
people and makes them enemies which 
harms everyone in the academy. 
Productivity wanes, creativity is stifled, 
dreams shatter and civility is forgotten. 

A central task of the ombuds office 
is increasing campus communication, 
humanizing the environment, and 
decreasing individuals' feelings of disen- 
franchisement liom the community. An 
essential aspect of conflict manage- 
ment negotiation is the desirability of 
preserving the relationship between 
the parties even though they may differ 
on the substance of their dispute. For 
people who deal with one another 
again and again, as in our system, main- 
taining credibility and trust may be as 
imijortant as obtaining any particular 
substantive gain. People are more 
important than disputes. 

Some hints for dealing with conflicts 
on a one-toone basis are: 

1. Take Time to Cool Off. Issues can't 
be dealt with until emotions are 
worked through. The process of con- 
flict resolution is as important as the 
content. A resolution where one party 
is the wiimer and the other party is the 
loser is no resolution. 

2.ThinkAboutThe PersonAs a 
Pferson. This helps to break down role 

3.Know Your Aim. Knowing what is 
important to you in the conflict and 
stating it clearly makes it more likely 
that your needs will be met and that 
the conflict will be resolved. 

4.Try to Understand "What the Other 
Person Is Saying. Listening, paraphras- 
ing and good feedback show concern 
for the other person which, in turn, 
iacilitates commimication, defuses con- 
flict and lowers tension. 

5.Find Something You Can Agree On 
as a base from which to wo± through 
the problem. 

6. Be Specific When You Introduce a 
Gripe. Don't just generally complain. 
Ask for reasonable change that will 
relieve gripes. Confine yourself to one 
issue at a time. 

7. Ask For And Give Feedback Of 
Major Points to make sure you are 
heard and to assure the other pei^on 
that you understand what he/she 


8. Never Assume that you know what 
the other is thinking imtil you have 
checked out the assumption. Do not 
predict how she or he will react or 
what she or he will accept or reject, 

9. Forget The Past And Stay With The 
Here and Now. Changes can't be 
retroactive, but you can have an impact 
on the future. 

Negotiation, the process of working 
out how to get from a problem to a 
solution involves commumcation and 
give and take. It requires a beginning 
understanding of two points of view 
and the ability to see how different 
aspects of a disagreement relate to each 
other All of this is often extremely dif- 
ficult for people in the midst of a con- 
flictiial experience. Successful negotia- 
tion involves back and forth communi- 
cation designed to reach an agreement 
when both sides have some interests 
that are shared and others that are 
opposed. Some helpful .suggestions 
about better communication when try- 
ing to resolve a problem are: 

l.Talk directly: Assuming that there is 
no threat of physical violence, talk 
direcdy to the person with whom you 
have the problem. Direct conversation 
is much more effective than sending a 
letter, banging on the wall, throwing a 
rock, or complaining to everyone else. 

2. Choose a good time: Plan to talk to 
the other person at the riglit time and 
allow yourselves enough time for a 
thorough discussion. Don't start talking 
about the conflict just as the other per- 
son is leaving work, after you have had 
a terrible day, or right before you have 
an important meetir^. Try to talk in a 
quiet place where you can both be 
comfortable and imdisturbed for as 
long as the discussion takes. 

3. Plan ahead: Think out what you 
want to say ahead of time. State clearly 
what the problem is and how it affects 

4. Don't blame or name-call; 
Antagonizing the other person only 
makes it harder for him or her to hear 
you. Don't blame the other person for 
everything or begin the conversation 
with your opinion of w^hat should be 

5.Give information: Don't interpret 
the other person's behavior: "You are 
giving me late afternoon classes on pur- 
pose just to make me mad!" Instead 
give information about your own feel- 
ings: "When you give me late cla.sse$ 1 
get angry because I can't get to my 
child's school on time and am always 

6. Listen: Give the other person a 
chance to tell his or her side of the 
conflict completely. Relax and listen; 
try to learn how the other person feels. 

7. Show that you are listening: 

Arnold Medvene 

Although you may not agree with what 
is being said, tell the odier person that 
you hear him or her and are glad that 
you are discussing the problem togeth- 

S.Talk it ail through: Once you start, 
get all of the issues and fcelii^s out 
into the open. Don't leave out the part 
that seems too "difficult " to discuss or 
too "insignificant" to be important. Your 
solution will work best if all issues are 
discussed thoroughly. 

9. Work on a solution: When you 
have reached this point in the discus- 
sion, start working on a solution. Two 
or more people cooperating are much 
more effective than one person telling 
another to change. Be specific: "I will 
turn my music off at midnight" is better 
than a vague,"! won't play loud music 

lO.Follow through: Agree to check 
with each other at specific times to 
make sure that the agreement is still 
working.... then really do it! 

As the university world becomes 
increasingly complex more occasions 
require negotiation. Creating just and 
long lasting agreements require the key 
elements of cooperation, time, and con- 
tinuing effort. With these elements in 
place the likelihood of maximizing the 
parties joint gains are vasdy enhanced, 
and a win-win negotiation is the likely 
outcome. Several common laws of 
human tiehavior are: people do not like 
to be told what to do; people do not 
like to apologize; and people tend to 
carry out only those decisions they 
have helped formulate. Therefore, as 
the parties empower themselves in the 
negotiation process and feel more 
"whole " than fragmented, self respect 
increases and there is less desire to 
'destroy the other'. There is then move- 
ment toward a willingness to discuss 
areas of disagreement, give information, 
listen, talk it all through, work on solu- 
tions and follow through. 

Tlic categories of faculty concerns in 
the 47 cases responded to in tlie 1998- 
99 academic year are: 

1, Equity concerns i,e., salary, 

2. Contract policies. 

3. Due process. 

4. Faculty relationships. 

5, Faculty and administrator relation- 

6. Evaluation and assessment policies 
and procedures. 

7. Work environment, 

S.lnstimtiotiai responsiveness. 

9. Departmental rules of governance. 

10. Grant policies and procedures. 

Due to the confidential nature of 
each grievance it is impossible to 
report on specific conclusions arrived 
at between the parties. However, all 
cases have resulted in a written summa- 
ry of agreement or a continuation of 
the mediation process. A memorandum 
of agreement is a document signed by 
all parties to the dispute that states all 
the provisions a^eed upon during the 
mediation process. This means that in 
nearly all cases brought to the ombuds 
officer the parties have been able to 
reach a satisfectory solution. 

My years as faculty ombuds officer 
have been exciting and rewarding. 1 
want to publicly thank the faculty, 
chairs, deans, provost's office and the 
president's office for their support and 
guidance. 1 am especially grateful to 
Marie Davidson for her unwavering 
support for the ombuds position as 
well as her wisdom and wit during our 
woik together. 

April 13. 1999 OiHIook 7 

Smith School's Lotus Notes Template 
Makes Learning Business a Cinch 

Student Employee and 
Employer of the Year Honored 

At the R. H. Smith Scliool of Business, stu- 
dents' satchels must be pretty light and their 
feet well rested. 

After all, they don't need to carry around 
their syllabi with them for most classes. Nor do 
they really need to carry notebooks or even 
pens. And then again, they don't even need to 
walk down to the professor's office if they need 
to discuss something important. 

Tlianks to a Lotus Notes course template spe- 
cially developed for the school by Sunil Hazari, 
faculty research associate at the school, students 
can do almost all course-related work and 
access course material witli the flick of a com- 
puter key. "Our professors can put all course 
materials online without needing even basic 
html skills," Hazari says. 

The template has become so popular since 
he first introduced it a year ago, he 
says, that more than 
1 00 cours- 
es have 
used it this 
year."! get 
queries all 
the time from 
within the 
cotmtry and 
abroad which 
are interesting 
in developing 
similar templates 
for their courses," 
he adds. 

Lotus Notes 
template performs 
many things that 
can be done by Web 
CT, used throughout 
the university, Hazari 

says, but is far less complicated. "Faculty who 
want to use Web CT have to be specially 
trained; we found that faculty were not willing 
to put in tills extra time to get the basics." 

The Lotus Notes template, on the other hand 
uses a simple Windows-based software that any- 
one can use. "Our [senior associate] dean, Judy 
Olian, was one of tlie first faculty members I 
trained in the use of this tem.plate," Hazari says. 
"She was wary about using a very complicated 

program, but found this one very easy to han- 

What's more, Lotus Notes can be used for a 
variety of course-related activities, says Hazari, to 
e-mail students and feculty, reserve classrooms 
in the building, disseminate readings, assign- 
ments, etc, and to conduct class discussion 
groups, among other tilings. 

"Students don't even have to take notes In 
class as professors put them out online. This 
means they can concentrate on the discussion 
in class," he says. "It gives students an opportuni- 
ty for self-directed learning." 

Even tests can be conducted using Lotus 
Notes template and students can get their 
scores immediately. Tliey can also send anony- 
mous comments to profes- 
sors and conduct informal 
evaluations, helping in the 
development of the 

"It is also easier to 
implement new^ features 
on Lotus Notes than it is 
on Web CT," Hazari says. 
In addition, certain fea- 
tures can be built into 
the program to suit 
faculty members. 
"Some of our faculty 
wanted access to 
their discussion 
groups password 
protected, and we 
could easily do 

What's more, 
the entire pro- 
gram hasn't cost 
the school a cent because "we built 
it on top of an existing Lotus Notes program we 
already had within the school," Hazari says. 

Willie Uie Lotus Notes template is not yet 
being used in other colleges through the univer- 
sity, Hazari intends to give a talk regarding its 
benefits at a Regional User Services Conference 
at University College on April 15, and a Teaching 
with Technology conference on April 30. 
More information about the Lotus Notes tem- 
plate and online courses can be found at 
<littp .www. rhsmith .imid . edu i8000> . 

Local Middle and High School Students 
Present Scientific Research Projects 

A group of Kettering Middle School and Paint 
Branch Higli School students will get a taste of 
what it's like to be a scientist by making formal 
presentations of their research projects. The 
event, wliich is modeled on professional scien- 
tific conferences, is the culmination of a four- 
part learning experience cosponsored by the 
American histitute of Physics (AIP) and NSF- 
Materials Research Science and Ei^ineering 
Center (MRSEC^ at the University of Maryland. 

In preparation for the conference, students 
conducted an experiment, participated in a 
workshop on scientific writing and presenta- 
tion, and had two one-on-one meetings with 
mentors to refine content and develop comput- 
er skills to enhance the presentation of (scientif- 
ic inquiry) projects. The conference, which is 
part of a larger NSF-MRSEC education outreach 
project that coimects scientists with local teach- 
ers and students, has many benefits, one of 

which is helping to prepare tomorrow's tech- 
nology workforce. 

Over the past year, Maryland physicists, 
chemists and engineers have worked directly 
with students to mentor, demonstrate and assess 
science projects. 

"The idea is to uispke futute scientists and 
engineers by communicating the excitement 
and usefulness of research," says Ellen Williams, 
director of MRSEC. One underlying focus of the 
activities is to encourage adolescents to explore 
opportunities in scientific fields. 

"It's a win-win situation," Williams says. "The 
students benefit and our scientists are discover- 
ing the satisfaction that comes from helping 
teachers and students better understand scien- 
tific inquiry in and beyond the classroom." 

The students will present their projects April 
20 to parents, peers and teachers at the 
American Center for Physics in College Park. 

Awaril winners accompanied by their nominators and Career 
Center staff members. 

The Career Center wrapped up 
National Student Employee Week 
with a ceremony to recognize the 
contributions of student employ- 
ees on campus. 

In an awards ceremony held last 
Thursday, the center named David 
James of the University of 
Maryland Police Department as 
Outstanding Student Employee of 
the Year. Jason Kahn, assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry and biochem- 
istry, was named Student Employer 
of the Year The winners were cho- 
sen by a review team and selected 
from more than 60 nominees, 

linda Gast, Career Center direc- 
tor, says student employment is an 
integral aspect of education at the 
university, "Smdents gain very valu- 
able skills from the workplace and 
for the future." 

James was noted for his tireless 
work ethic and dedication to the 
poUce department. Kahn was rec- 
ognized as a supportive employer 
who fosters the professional devel- 
opment of his students. 

Student Employer of 
the Year: Jason Kahn 

Student Employee of 
the Year: David James 

Student Services and 
Distance Education 

You are invited to participate in a free satellite teleconfer- 
ence on student services and distance education "The Third 
Element: Student Services for Distance and Distributed 
Learning" on Thursday, April 15, from 3-4:30 p.m.The live 
broadcast can be viewed ui Room 421 OP of Hombake 
Library or Chaimel 10 of campus cable. A tape of the broad- 
cast will also be available for check-out following the event 
from NonPrint Media Services in Hombake Library. 

More information is available from 
<,html>,This program is 
brought to you by Project PffiThics in the Office of 
Informadon Technology and NonPrint Media Services of the 
University of Maryland Libraries. 

8 OuMoOk April 13. 1999 


vents* lectures* seminars* awards* etc 

Developing Wisdom 

The University Honors program 
invites facility and staff to a lunch time 
discussion Thursday, April 15, from 
12:30-2 p.m. in Anne Arundel Lounge. 
A light lunch will be served. 

Scott Brown, of Resident Life and 
the College of Education, leads off the 
discussion with some reflections on 
"Learning Across Campus, Learning 
Across life: How College Facilitates 
the Development of Wisdom."We look 
forward to a lively discussion. 

Please call Kathy Staudt in Honors, 
at 405-1 102 or e-mail ksl45®umail -, to register and reserve 

Japanese Workshop 

The Libraries are sponsoring a 
workshop for Acuity and graduate 
students that provides hands-on 
training for researchers who wish 
to search for Japanese language 
materials in the OCLC online union 
catalog.The workshop, presented 
by Japanese cataloger Kenneth 
Tanaka, is offered Wednesday, April 
14, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 4135 
McKeldin Library. 

Participants can expect to learn 
about the OCLC database, particu- 
larly, the CJK subset, receive an 
introduction to romanization 
schemes used for the Japanese lan- 
guage in the U. S., and become 
lamiJiar with basic CJK searching 

The workshop is free, however, 
advance registration is required by 
completing the online registration 
form at < 
UMCPAJES/seminar-f html>. Other 
Spring '99 "Electronic Resource 
Seminars for Faculty and Graduate stu- 
dents" are listed at <www.lib. 

Innovative Arts Education 

The 1999 Charles Fowler 
Colloquium on Innovation in Arts 
Education, " Enlightened Advocacy: 
Implications of Research for Arts 
Education PoUcy and Practice," takes 
place Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17, 
at the University College Inn and 
Conference Center. Featuring Ave 
nationally recognized experts in arts 
education policy and research, the 
1999 Fowler Colloquium is a forum 
for current thought on the scope of 
research in arts education; recent arts 
education research studies, the use of 
research results in arts education poli- 
cies, and priority issues in arts educa- 

tion research for the next decade. 

The colloquium is sponsored by 
the Charles Fowler Fimd, College of 
Arts and Humanities, Maryland Center 
for the Performing Arts, School of 
Music, Rose Marie Grcntzer Fimd, 
Prince George's Coimty Arts Council, 
and Spartan Plumbing Company. 

For more information, visit the 
Colloquium Web site at 
wler99.html> or contact Bonnie Jo 
Dopp, curator of special collections. 
Performing Arts Library' at 405-9256 or 
by e-mail at bd55® 

Knowledge Management 

Pitricia S, Foy, director of knowl- 

Ad\^nced Microsoft Word 

Thursday, April 15, from 9 a.m.-4 
p.m., the Office of Information 
Technology offers iaculty/staff triUning 
in Advanced Microsoft Word 97.Tlie 
training is in Room 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Building. 

There is a fee of $ 1 10 for training 
and course materials.A full course 
description (including advanced table 
and spreadsheet integration and 
macros) and web-based pre registration 
are available at cwww.inforra.umd. 

Questions about course content 
can be directed to oittraining@umail.-; questions about registration 
can be directed to the alTs Library at 
405^261 . 

Dance Ensemble 

The department of dance proudly 
presents an adjudicated concert of 
dance works Monday, April 1 2, through 
Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in the 
Dorothy Madden Theater/Dance 
Building. The program features a new 
work, "Speaker of the House" by New 
York choreographer Terry Creach.Also 
included in the program is a solo, 
"High Swan Dive," based on the paint- 
ing by H. C.Westermann 


In recognition of Earth Day, April 22, the Parent s Association 
GaUer>' presents"Art of Recycling '99.'" an exhibit and month-long 
celebration of recyciing.Thc competition and exhibition is designed 
to demonstrate that with creativity there is an artistic value from the use 
of recycled materials. Tiie competition was open to all higli school students in 
Prince George's County, as well as students attending the University of Maryland, 
Bowie State University, Capitol College and Prince George's Commimity College. 

"Art of Recycling '99" was a juried competition with judging based on creative 
expression and innovative use of incorporating recycled materials in art woric.At 
least 70 percent of the materials used in the art must be recycled. Medium was 

The Honorary Chair is Frances Anne Glendening, the first lady of Maryland, who 
wlU attend the official opening of the exhibit at 7:30 p.m. on April 22. An awards 
ceremony and reception for the winners will be held at 7 p.m. 

The contest and exhibit, sponsored by Citizens Concerned for a Cleaner 
County, celebrates the need to protect our envirormient through the display of 
new and creative ways to incorporate recycled materials into works of art. 

The Parents Association Gallery Is located on the first floor of the Stamp 
Student Union, next to the information desk. 

edge services for Price Waterhouse 
Coopers, discusses "Knowledge 
Management: Basic Concepts, Practical 
Applications," Monday, April 26, from 
12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room 0109 
Hombake. Foy is an expert on knowl- 
edge management. Her presentation is 
sponsored by the College of Library 
and Information Services. 

Knowledge management offers 
new strategies for drawing on both 
the tacit knowledge of employees and 
the explicit knowledge in organiza- 
tions' information systems. The lecture 
w^ill discuss the fundamentals of KM, 
analyze its rising popularity and assess 
its implications for or^nizations and 
information professionals. 

and danced by faculty member 
Christalyn Wright. 

Tickets are $8/S5 senior and stu- 
dents with ID. For more information 
caU 405-3198. 

Human Computer Interaction 

The Human Computer Interaction 
Lab is sponsoring a pre-symposium 
workshop and 16th annual sympo- 
siimi and open house. The workshop 
will be held Thursday, June 17, and 
topics include "Designing New 
Technologies for Children," ' Zoomablc 
User Interfaces," " Usability and Social 
Considerations in Online Community 
Design," and "Design and 
Implementation of Query Previews for 
Digital Libraries." 

Workshop registration, which 
includes lunch and a handout, requires 

prior authorization from the woik- 
shop oiganizerThe cost is $50 (if not 
registered for Symposium) and $30 
(with registration for symposium). 

The symposium and open house 
will be held Friday, Jime 18, and topics 
include "Information Visualization" and 
"Learning Environments." Tlie $170 
fee for the symposium includes video- 
tape, technical reports, handouts, book 
discount and lunch. University faculty 
& staff fee (University of Maryland and 
other academic institutions) is $100. 

Free registration without materials 
or lunch will be granted to full-time 
imdergraduate and graduate students 
with space permitting. If you are 
unable to attend and would like a 
materials package, die fee will be $70. 

For more information and to regis- 
ter visit HCIL's website at 
<www. cs. umd . cdu/hci]> . 

Concert for India 

The Association for India's 
Development is organizing a concert, 
featuring the maestros L.Subramaniam 
and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt at Tawes 
Theater, April 25 at 5 p.m.AU proceeds 
go to fund AIDS eradication programs 
in hidian villages. 

For tickets, call 513-0565, e-mail 
tickets@aidindia.oig, e-tickets: 

Shlh-I Pai Lectiue 

Harry L. Swinney, Sid 
Richardson Foundation 
Regents Professor in Physics 
at the University of Texas at 
Austin, is the feanired speaker 
for the fifth aimual Shili-I £^i 
Lecture in Fluid Dynamics and 
Plasma Dynamics,Tuesday, April 27, 
at 4 p.m. in Room 1410 Physics 
Building. Swinney will discuss 
"Emergence of Patterns in 
Nonequilibriuni Systems." 
A member of the National Academy 
of Sciences and fellow of the 
American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences, Firmey is director of the 
Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at 
the University of Texas at Austin. He 
also is a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of 
Science, fellow of the American 
Physical Society, and member of the 
Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. 
He received his bachelor's degree 
with honors from Rhodes College in 
1961 and his Ph.D. From Johns 
Hopkins University in 1968. Swinney 
was a faculty member of Johns 
Hopkins University, New York 
University and City College of CUNY 
before joining the University of Texas 
at Austin in 1978. 

Sponsored by the Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology, the 
lecture features a reception from 3:15 
to 3:55 p.m. in Room 1204 (Toll 
Lounge) Physics Building. For more 
information please contact Corrine 
Tavenncr at 4054877 or at 
tavenncr®ipsi. umd . edu .