UlflJi6 XA?.^^/ Oudook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 13 'Number 25 • April 13, 1999 Fabulous at Fifty, page 3 Stellar Student Employees. page? 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- tory. 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 long-term view into their invest- ing strategy." Kiplinger has been a frequent guest on major televi- sion and radio pro- grams such as "Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser," "The Today Show,'"'CBS This Morning," and "The Larry King Show." Kiplinger's 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,umd.edu. Kn10it Kiplinger 2 OuUook April 13, 1999 atim 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 scandal "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 Syracu.se 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 UMBC yarmolin @ um bc.edu 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 Outlook. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .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. —JENNIFER HAWES OUTLOOK EDITOR Oudook 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 email@example.comJ,edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform. umd.edu/outlook/ 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 405-3168. —MARY COUJNS CENTER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN VTA 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 Building. 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- tigated. His discovery in 1964 that a collaps- ing star must, after a certain point, con- Ah 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 observer. 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- ence. 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 dateline mary mem 'land 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. <www.lib.umd.eduAJMCP/UES/sc minar-f htinl> "5-9070. ■^ 2p.m.-WebClinic.'Computer & Space Science Bldg, <www.inforra. urad.edu/ Webain!es.> ^^4 p.ra. Physics CoUoquia:" State of the Universe Report," Joel Primack, University of California, Sanu Cruz. 1410 Physics Bldg. 5-3401. ^ 5 p.m. School of MusiCT-ZOth Century Ensemble," presents a concert of new music. Ulrich Recital Hall,Tawes Fine Arts Bldg. 5-1150. **" 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> 5-2940.* *" 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. 5-2201.' ^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 Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-x30C}i stand lor the wk 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. iund.edu. 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. 5-4305. &^ 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. 5-3401. 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. 4-7225. 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. 5-9070. ^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. 5-2308. 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. 5-2940.* 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- son. 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 405-5568. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org,edu, or on- line at <www.infonn.imid.edu/ 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 stereotypes. 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 wants. 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 you. 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 done. 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 late." 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- er. 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 anymore," 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- ships, 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 academic year."! get queries all the time from universities 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- dle." 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 course. "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 that." 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 <www.umd.edu/NEThics/event,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 vour 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 - umd.edu, to register and reserve lunch. 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 techniques. The workshop is free, however, advance registration is required by completing the online registration form at <www.lib.umd.edu/ UMCPAJES/seminar-f html>. Other Spring '99 "Electronic Resource Seminars for Faculty and Graduate stu- dents" are listed at <www.lib. umd.ediJAIMCPAfES/seminar.htmJ>. 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 <www.Ub.umd.eduAJMCP/MUSIC/Fo wler99.html> or contact Bonnie Jo Dopp, curator of special collections. Performing Arts Library' at 405-9256 or by e-mail at bd55®umail.umd.edu. Knowledge Management Pitricia S, Foy, director of knowl- Ad\^nced Microsoft Word Training 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. edu/ShortCourses>, Questions about course content can be directed to oittraining@umail.- umd.edu; 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 ^^/4%t<^ 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 open. 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 email@example.com, e-tickets: <www.aidindia.org/concert>. 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 .