The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper
Volume 13 'Number 25 • April 13, 1999
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
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
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
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
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
has been a
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.
2 OuUook April 13, 1999
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
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-
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
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.
yarmolin @ um bc.edu
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
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.
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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
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
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
Penrose is a
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
tiles," whose unex-
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-
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
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
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
minar-f htinl> "5-9070.
& 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
*" 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.*
*" 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
^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
^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
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.
'^" 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.'
^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
"^ 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
■^ 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.'
*" 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,*
■"^ 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.
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mail outtook@accmail. iund.edu.
April 13, 1999 Outlook S
"^ 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.'
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
"^ 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 &
"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.
'^ 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
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.
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
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
presents a Teaching and
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
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
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
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:
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
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
7. Work environment,
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
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-
used it this
the time from
for their courses,"
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
"Some of our faculty
wanted access to
protected, and we
could easily do
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-
Over the past year, Maryland physicists,
chemists and engineers have worked directly
with students to mentor, demonstrate and assess
"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
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
vents* lectures* seminars* awards* etc
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
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
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 <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.
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®umail.umd.edu.
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.-
umd.edu; questions about registration
can be directed to the alTs Library at
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
and danced by faculty member
Tickets are $8/S5 senior and stu-
dents with ID. For more information
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
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
Shlh-I Pai Lectiue
Harry L. Swinney, Sid
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
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 .