L(p(J& X<^.Ddl 1 I • > ■ « Inauguration Issue n- Outlook The UNiVEitsiTY of Maryland Faculty and Staff "Weekly New^spaper Volume 13 • Number 26 • April 20, 1999 ^^v.siry Inauguration Schedule of Events The University of Maryland, College Park, celebrates the inauguration of Dan Mote as its 27th president with thiee days of activities that tiighlight tlie unique quality of education at the state's flagship research university. The public is invited to meet President Mote and learn about his plans to build on this strength to benefit the state and region. Wednesday, April 21 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Research Performance and Practice: Showcasing Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship" — more than 100 presentations of original works pro- duced by undergraduate students. Stamp Student Union. Noon - 1 p.m. Ice Cream Social— femous University of Maryland ice cream free to all. Nyumbuni Amphitheater. Thursday, April 22 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.Graduate Research Interaction Day — graduate students present a broad array of cutting-edge research and a fine arts showcase. Stamp Student Union. Friday, April 23 9:30 - 11:50 a.m. "Research Universities at the Dawn of the 21st Century"— a higlier education forum witli the presidents of Johns Hopkins University; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University' of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland. lyser Auditorium, Van Munching Hall. 2-3:30 p.m. Inauguration Ceremony — formal investi- ture. Memorial Chapel. 3:30-5 p.m. Campus-wide Rccepdon. Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. University Celebrates Inauguration of President Dan Mote With Open Doors All members of the University of Maryland family are invited to celebrate the inauguration of CD. Mote Jr as its 27th president April 21-23. A series of activities spanning all three days will bring together diverse elements of campus life and showcase the academ- ic character and public com- mitment of the state's flagship research university as it enters a bold new era of leadership. During the formal inaugura- tion ceremony, set for 2 p.m. Friday, April 23 in Memorial Chapel, 1 50 faculty and staff, representing a cross-section of campus life and dressed in full . academic regalia, will partici- pate in the opening proces- sion. Joining them will be dele- gates representing some 50 colleges and universities from across the country. Members of the platform party include Maryland's deans and vice presidents; Gov. Rirris Glcndening; Chancellor Donald Langenberg; representatives from the Board of Regents, Board of Visitors, College Park Senate, Student Goverrmient Association and the Alumni Association; two fellow univer- Continued on page 3 Universities at the Dawn of the 21st Century Higher Education Research Forum Draws Leaders Dan Mote Drawing from his personal commitment to teaching and research, President Mote has begun to expand the public dia- logue on new ways to tap into the resources of research universi- ties for the benefit of the regions where they are located. As part of the inau- guration activities, he has invited the presi- dents of tliree promi- nent universities to join him in a public discussion on "The Role of Research Universities at the Dawn of the 21st Century." Tliis forum, set for 9:30 a.m. on Friday.April 23, fea- tures William Brody, Johns Hopkins University; Michael Hooker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Judith Rodin, University of Pennsylvania, in addi- tion to President Mote. Donald Langenberg, cliancel- lor of the University William Brody Judith Rodin System of Maryland, will serve as modera- tor The forimi will be held in the Tyser Auditorium of Van Munching HaL, Faced with new demands from the business commimity, elected officials, par- ents and others, research imiversities today are examining themselves and the traditional roles they have played in the past. Challenges of shrinking resources, increas- ing competition, fragmented science polic7, changing demographics and misperceptions about the relationship between teaching and research threaten in many ways their very survival. The forum pro- vides an opportunity for public dialogue on the ways major research universities arc meeting these challenges and the outlook for the future of higtier education in America. For complimentary tickets, call 405-6813. Michael Hooker 1856 1859 March 6— Maryland Agricultural CoUege chartered October 6— Opening day and formal dedication of the college; Joseph Henry, head of the Snudisonian Institution b speaker; 34 students enrolled, 1862 1858 July 11 — 'First degrees awarded Site selected, 420 acres of Charles Benedict Calvert's Riverdale plantation; purchase price is 121,400 r*- f 'f I • ■ I I ■ 'i 'l 1 * ■ * ' tilt* < • * t 4 *■ 2 Outlook • Inauguration Issue April 20. 1999 The Path to the Presidency A "Fireside Chat" with Dan Mote When Clayton EJanielEJan" Mote Jr., is inaugurated as the University of Maryland's 27th president April 23, the occasion will mark yet another exciting stage in this life he views as an adventure. It's an attitude, an approach that has served him well as his career path has taken its share of unexpected turns. From the slightly inept motorcycle mechanic who would become chair of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, to the "leam-on-the- job' billion-dollar fund-raiser who would become president, Dan Mote is a man guided as much by confidence as a "why not" attitude. Bom in San Francisco and raised in the Berkeley area, Mote is from a family of achievers. His maternal grand&ther was a physician, as was his lather "My fether was a very distinguished £iculty member at UC San Francisco," Mote says, "subse- quently becoming distinguished alumnus of the year at UCSF, and head of the state board of med- ical examiners in the state of California for 16 years." Whatever amount of awe such achievements inspired in young Mote, they also left him reluctant to walk in his Other's shadow. "Though I mi^t have been attracted to medicine, that W3S a discouraging ele- ment to me, I was a very inde- pendent person " Mote toyed with the possibility of becom- ing a veterinarian, but the bot- tom line was: "like many nor- mal yoimg people, 1 had no idea what 1 would do." Then, there he was, one day working on his motorcycle, a set of wheels that exasperated him as much as delighted him. "I hated working on this motor- cycle because I never had the right tools or the right parts," says Mote, "And every time I worked on it, it went back- ward. 1 broke more things than I fixed." On this particular day, a gen- deman came afong and struck up a conversation in the midst of the repairs. "I didn't know who he was, but he was nice and we chatted away." An hour later, Mote discovered the stranger was an engineer and a friend of his father's. Noting Mote's outstanding SAT scores and exceptional grades in physics and math, the gentle- man told Mote he had natural talents for engineering. "Well, okay, if you say so," he thought. He enroUed in Berkeley ("because everyone I'd known had gone there") and on the basis of that conversation, chose mechanical engineering as his major. Even as a sophomore. Mote began contemplating what he would do with his life, yet he realized there was almost no subject in which he was not interested. An independent, free spirit, Mote says he was "sort of a wild kid. 1 had five wrecks on my motorcycle and broke 16 pairs of skis before 1 graduated from college. I was always doing things that pushed the level of good sense." Almost immediately he switched his line of thinking away from what he would like to do tow^ard what sort of lifestyle he wanted to have. "I came to the conclusion that 1 should be a professor. 1 didn't want to Tvork for anyone, and being a professor affords you more freedom than owning your own company," he saj^. After earning his imder- graduate degree from Berkeley, he continued on there to earn his master's degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. CKuing his last year of graduate school he married Patsy Mote. As a postdoctoral student. Mote traveled to Finland with Patsy, spending one year in the Midlands living in the stable boy's loft on a 600-acre country estate, while woikii^ at the University of Birmingham. In 1964, they returned to the states, where Mote joined the faculty at Cimegie Tedi (now Cam^e Mellon University) as assistant professor. Three years later, Berkeley came callii^, inviting him back to join the mechanical engineering department. Supporting and mentoring students is a role Mote embraces, having advised more than 50 Ph.D. students over the years. In fact, six of his Ph.D. students from Berkeley contin- ue to work with him, living in the basement of the president's residence when in Maryland, and working in Mote's lab here on campus. "People in leadersliip posi- tions at universities, their job is greatly enhanced if they have academic qualifications," says Mote. "The person you'd want leading this institution is the kind of person who wants to retain a strong academic inter- est. You can't feign this sort of thing. It has to be part of your culture, your nature," he says, "Keeping your hand in the aca- demic side is good for the soul." Mote contends he followed a "pretty normal" academic career. His research into the biomechanics of skiing spans three decades, and he is inter- nationally recognized for his research on gyroscopic sys- tems, including high-speed translating and rotating systems such as saws, computer memo- ry disks and tapes. This research earned him numerous patents in the United States, Norway, Finland and Sweden. In addition to his work with the Ph.D. students, he was chairman of Berkeley's mechan- ical engineering department for five years, begitming in 1987. Motes shift from the stan- dard academic path came in 1990 when the newly named chancellor of Berkeley began searching for a new vice presi- dent for university reladons. Mote was approached in June of 1991 to submit a resume for the position. "1 hadn't even thought about it," he says."I didn't even know where the development office was locat- ed." But the conmiittec and the chancellor pursued Mote. And when offered the job. Mote says, he took it only on the con- dition that he be allowed to raise a billion dollars. One of the greatest tilings Mote learned from his time as a development leader was the importance of building closer, more personal relationships with alumni, donors and friends, something he feels the University of Maryland must do. "Your success in a campal^ is based on building these relation- ships in the long term," he says. While not completely cir- cuitous, Mote's path to the pres- idency is not traditional. Historically, "the normal route has been faculty member, department chair, dean, provost, president. But in many ways, that route doesn't prepare you University of Maryland President Clayton Daniel "Dan" Mote Jr. properly for the job," says Mote. "A faculty member who has been on campus a long time is distinguished and has been very involved with the campus," he says,"but there's almost no trainii^ for working with the government, alumni and donors." It was his ov^m outside-the- campus experience that led Mote to believe his work as vice chancellor of university relations was almost ideally preparing him for a president's job, with today's new emphasis on work beyond the academic haUs and administrative buildings. His aca- demic side was strong, he says, but he also had "this outside experience, so 1 thought 1 could do a president's job." Apparently, so did the University of Maryland. When Susan Schvrab, dean of the School of Public Affairs and chair of the presidential search committee, called Mote last spring, he considered liis meet- ing with the search committee at the DuUes Marriott more of a consulting arrangement. But one week after his first meeting with the committee, he found himself engaged in an hour-long conver- sation that resulted in an offer. Mote accepted the job with- out ever setting foot on cam- pus, knowing only what he'd heard about the University of Maryland or read on its web pages. "In California," says Mote, 'Maryland is the University of Maryland. It and its academic progress are well known. AH the material showed great commit- ment to academic standards, so all these things were extremely positive signals. "My wife and I discussed the offer for about 45 seconds and decided let's go for it.' "A press conference two days later marked Mote's first visit to College Park. Their adjustment to East Coast living, he says, has not been difficult. But he admits missing his two children and four grandkids, all of whom remain in California. He also longs for die chance to enjoy more of his favorite pastimes, including sailing and skiing. Having more time to read would be welcome, or spending more time with his students in the lab — something this academic- at-heart considers recreation. Mote says the presidency is both a great job and a great opportunity. "It's such a fine place and it fits so wcL with my love of adventure. My wife and I always do things in an adventur- ous way. This is going to be great for us. It's going to be a success and this place is gomg to do very well." —JENNIFER HAWES 1862 PmidcDt Lincoln si^is die Morrill Land Grant Ace providing federal support for state colleges to teach agriculture, mechanical artt and military cacdcs. 1864 Maryland legislature votes to accept Morrill grant. 1864 1864-1866 College goes bankrupt; becomes a preparatory school. April l*! — Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and 6,000 men of the Union's Ninth Army Corps, ea route to joining Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia, camp on the college grounds. 1867 October — College reopeiis with eleven students 1869-1873 Enrollment steady at about 100 students; debts paid oS, April 20, 1999 Outlook • Inausuraflon IssiM 3 £ir^. Undergraduates Dive into Research Conference Showcases Top-Notch Projects Inauguration activities kick off April 21 with a day-long celebration of research con- ceived of and developed by undergraduate students. "Research, Performance and Practice: Showcasing ExceUence in Undergraduate Scholarship," features more than 100 presentations, poster displays, readings, dance and musical performances span- ning the sciences, the arts and humanities. Ail activities will take place in Stamp Student Union from 10 a,m,-5 p.m. As an institution committed to research, the University of Maryland encourages and sup- ports excellence in research, performance and practice at the undergraduate level. This conference, co-sponsored by the 1998-99 Lilly/CTE Teaching Fellows and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to share their scholarly experi- ences and flndings. "The ideas developed by these young students repre- sent the future for our world," says Robert Hampton, dean of undergraduate studies. "Their undergraduate experience at Maryland intertwines teaching and research in a way that opens the door for all students to see their role in creating the world of tomorrow." Research must have been conducted as part of a campus course, internship or program. Each project was supported by a faculty member/mentor Projects range from "Gender Discrimination on Sesame Street," and "New Compounds from Toxic Fungi" to "Revising Deco - A Hotel Interior; Manhattan, 1920s" and "The Interpretation of Masculinity According to Frederick Douglass." The potential of diese stu- dents' woik is profoundly demonstrated by a 1989 Maryland graduate who has built on his experiences as an undergraduate engineering stu- dent to launch three companies specializing in the desi^ and matkedng of innovative con- sumer pniducts that solve prob- lems and proi^de entertainment. Brian LeGette.a partner in The Goi^onz Group, Inc., Gray Matter Holdings and Big Bang Products, will share his experi- ence as the keynote speaker at the opening program. Mentoring Focus of Graduate Researcli Day Graduate students will have their day, Thursday, April 22, to showcase more than 50 cut- ting-edge research projects. Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID), also in Stamp Student Union, offers an oppor- tunity for budding scholars to share the results of their work with the larger community. This year, the Graduate Student (iovernment singles out the pivotal role that dedi- cated and focused mentorship plays in the training of out- standing scholars by honoring strong faculty members. The following five faculty members have been named Outstanding Mentors 1998-99: Millard Alexander, professor, chemistry and biochemistry; James Gimpel, associate profies- sor, government and politics; Gregory Hancock, associate professor, measurement and stadstics; Phylis Mo.ser-VeiUon, professor, nutrition and food science; and Mark TVirner, pro- fessor, English One of these individuals will be chosen as Faculty Mentor of the Year at the GRID luncheon with President Mote at 1 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom of Stamp Student Union. Graduate students from all disciplines will present their research in oral presentation panels or poster presentation sessions at the ninth aruiual conference. GRID is an excel- lent time for students to pre- pare for a thesis or dissertation defense. It also provides prepa- ration for presentations at pro- fessional meetings and confer- ences, says Kenyatta Dorey Graves, GRID director A fine arts showc-ase at the end of the day provides a venue for the original woiks of the imi- versity's promising yoimg artists. University Celebrates Inauguration continued from page I sity presidents, and Rita Col well, director of the National Science Foimdation and former professor of micro- biology. Provost Gregory Gcoffroy will oversee the ceremonies, wliile Chairman of the Board of Regents, Lance Billingsley, will install the president. Dr Mote will then share his vision for the future of the university and its efforts to become one of the nation's top public research universities. Maryland's Chamber Ei^emble will provide pre- lude, processional and reces- sional music. Handel's "Coronation Anthem," sung by the University Chorus, wiU waft down from above, as members perform in the Chapel balcony Following the presidential installation, all members are of the university community are invited to a reception in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp Student Union. Approximate starting time is 3:30 p.m. As his fkst official act after being inaugurated, President Mote will open the doors of the university to the communi- ty on April 24 for Maryland Day 1999, featuring more than 200 opportunities across the campus for citizens to get to know their university. Mote notes that as part of its land grant mission, the University of Maryland touches people's lives in many ways and also reaches beyond the campus to serve as a catalyst for econom- ic and cultural development across the state and region. Maryland Day is slated to become an annual event. For more information, see pages 4- 6 in this issue, and <www.maryland.edu>. A Change in the Chapel Chimes On Wednesday, April 2 1 , a campus institution will evolve before your very ears. At noon, the Memorial Chapel carillon will, for the first time ever, chime the Universiry of Maryland alma mater"Hail! Alma Mater" before tolling the noon hour. "Hail! Alma Mater" will become an hourly campus standard, in rotation with "Maryland, My Maryland." For more than 40 years, the carillon has chimed the state song to the durable tune of "Oh! Tannenbaum." The carillon was refiirbished as a result of a gift of the Senior Class of 1992. The new system includes both elec- tronic and manual methods of operating the carillon cliimes. Since last Ml, sophomore history and communication major MarkTosso, working under the auspices of President Mote's Student Advisory Council, and Patrick Perfetto, director of conference and visitor services, have studied the idiosyncrasies of the carillon system. In that time, they have discovered die range of musical opportu- nities available. During Maryland Day 1 999, "Explore Our World," the carillon will play a series of popular and classical selec- dons on the hour, providing a melodic backgroimd for the day's festivities. Listen to the premiere Wednesday at noon, be a part of Maryland history, and don't be surprised if you find yourself humming along. nm Trustees offer college farm and Rossboiough House for use as experiment station. The college's first recorded inteicoliegiate games; baseball against St. John's College and the Naval Academy. (However, students had been playing baseball since the time of the Civil War.) jm. «, 1897 First fiaternily established on campus, Phi S^ma Kappa, chapter Eta. Second Morrill Act provides direct federal funding for technical education "without distinction of race or color." MortiU Hall, oldest academic building stiQ in use, built for about $24,000 4 Outlook • InauEuratton luu« April 20, 1999 TbeJoUouHng Is Just a samplittg of the more than 200 efettts taking place during Maryland Dtiy 1999. A complete listing of "Explore Our Wbfid' events, their times and loca- tions is available on tbe web at <wurw. maryla nd. edu>. especiativ for families 9 a.m.-S p.m. Family Ftio CamivaJ Visit our family carnival! Giant inflai- able (ibstade courses and moon bounces complement the traditional ring tosses and balloon games to create fun for the whole family. 9 ji.fiid-S p^fn* Fun it the Foonlain Join Omicron Delta Kap]^ at their fountain on McKeldin Mall to enpoy games and contests for young chil- dren. 9 aiin^'-S p»ifi> Kids Fingcfprin&is University of Maryland police offi- cers proWdc free fingerprinting and photographs of kids (ages 2-13). Call -405-3555 for an appointment, 9-tl a.in. Insect Petting Zoo Vet a variety of Insects provided by our entomolc^sts. 10 a.ni.-4 p.m. Physics is Phun Experience entenaining and educa- tional ^Make and Take " demonstra- tions and hand»on experiments for kids of all s^es. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spring Shenanigans Alumna Jill Kyle-Keith and Beale Street Puppets present a wiriety show for guests of all ages. 10:30 a.m., 12;30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Building Robots for Kids' ' Kids and adults worit together to invent new robots. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Stories Old and New Professional storytellers entertain children (ages 2-12) and adults. crsptit ittlly (iti rtlitititti 9 •■nil*] p<ini PsTty on th« Plua Join your Alumni A.ssociaiion for information, games, prizes, live enter- tainment, free food and refreshments. liSO-B |i.m. TMtudo> Ttot* of Mwytwid Finish your day b)' joining your Alumni Association for a reception with cocktails and traditional Maryland fare in the gardens of the historic Rossborough Inn. f ^-.IK.'fjiiilly ffjr iifj^wly ;i(lniiltti(l ;tr\<l |>ro<i|ioctrv/i: stutlrtnlit 9-10:30 a-m. Nawty AdmKtMl Studmt Sorvieos Newly admitted students and their parents arc invited to join staff from Admissions, Financial Aid. Orientation, and Resident Life for information about enrolling. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Walking Tourt Visitors explore campus during a leisurely one-hour walk led by a stu- dent tour guide. •.m.'4 p.m. Oradiurto Study at Marytandi Inflntto PmsIMIHIm See our specially' designed CD-ROM presentation about the numerous benefits of graduate ^udy, 9 dm.^ Piitt. Sorvico* for Protpoctivo Studofrt* Ask questions about Admissions. Financial Aid, Resident Life, International Education Services,Air Force ROTC, Counseling Center Learning Assistance Center, and Disabled Student Services. 9[30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Roaldanco Hall Tour* An inside look at living on campiis and tours of our traditional-style buildings led by staff i0i30-ili20a.m.,ll:30 ■.m.-i2 p.m. BIDnpial CampiM Tour Join us for a Spanish/English tour designed for Latino parents and prospective students. health & safety 9 mjn,S p.n». CMd Safrty Seat Checks University of Maryland Police, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and the Prince Georges County Fire l>epartment inspect and properly install your child safet)' seat. Call 30M05-3555 fur an appointment. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HeaHfi Cefrter Open House Blood pressure screening, health infonnation, healthy refreshments, and health promotion games. 2-2:30 p.m. <YMid Safety aiM) You" A discussion of important issues of food safety and what you can do to keep your family safe, by Dr David Lincback. Director of the J<nnt Institute for Focul Safety and Applied Nutrition (JTFSANl. musfc & dance Enjoy ctiltural shows. Greek Week talent entries, steel drum bands, jazz, African dance, gospel, rock and roll, blues, and Indian dance. 9 a.iN.^ p.m. McKoHfai Music Performances on our main stage include the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Maryland Pep Band, swing dancing and an African Drumming Ensemble. MARYLAND DAY t T«wea Visit 'Htwes Plaza to see Mary'land Opera Studio, brass, wind and string ensembles, theatrical performances, Japanese and Spanish music and dance. 4«4Mk-49 1-5 p.m. Focus on NjTimburu Stage will host student artists Including dancers and musi- cians who represent the diverse communities of the university. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Power Breakfast on Economic Development A panel of state and local leaders discuss economic development based on regional cooperation and environmental sensitivity. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Reflections of the Spirit: Continuity and Change In African-American Spiritual Practkos Explore how Annapolis' African- American residents were able to preserve their cultural beliefs in the &ce of slavery and racial prejudice. (Exiiibit) 10-10:45 a.m. "Saving the Golden Uon Tamarians" A lecture by James Dietz, Professor of Biology 10-11 a.m. "Accelerating Learning for Children With Disabllilles" Hear about research on accelerating learning in writing using curricular and instructional interventions. 10-11:30 a.m. ICONS Virtual Diplomacy Become a virtual diplomat. Participate in an ICONS Onter- natjonal Communications and Negotiation Simulations) Workshop and practice your international negotiation skiUs. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Our Changing Planet: Global Vogotation Studies from Space A demonstration of global mapping of vegetation cover, tropical defor- estation and wetland loss in the Chesapeake. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Space Systems Lab Tour amJ Demonstrations Tcsi space suits and remotely con- trolled robiits in a simulated weight- less environment. SO i.m.-4 p.m. Undargradual* Art Exhlbttion Ail exhibition of undergraduate art work in painting, sculpture, print- making, and drawing. 10 s.m«*5 p.m. Computer Graphic Demonstrations Students demonstrate original com- puter graphic works and ^aphics software. 10:30 8.m.-12:30 p.m. Poetry & Prose from Latin America Leading writers Sci^io Ramirez and J.E, Pacheco read from their works in Spanish. 11 a.m.f 1 p.m.T 2 p.m.^ 3 p.m. Wind Tunnel Tours and Demonstrations Witness an aerodynamic experiment in a large wind tunnel. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Fire Safety lor Spacecraft: How Does Fire Burn in Space? See videos and experiments depict- ing fire safety in NASA's Space Program, 11-11:30 a.m. Nutrition for Pregnancy- Before, During and After Moser-Veillon imlocks the secrets for a health baby and mom, ll:lS-ll:4Sa.m. "Biology of Love: What Animals Have to Teach Us About Human Behavior" A iecture by Sue (^arter-Por^s, Professor of Bioli)g>'. tli30 a.m.-12 noon "Feeding Your Child Nutritiously" l.ecttire on nutrition for the growing child by C yn thi a Tu I il e , r>e partment of Nutrition and Food Science. 11:30 a.m.-t2 mxMi 1-1:30 p.m. "Leadership" A highly ititenctive workshop on leadership presented by Hank Sims, Profcssfjr of Organ izatitmal Behavior 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Center for Superconductivity Research Tour and demonstmtion of the Superconductivity Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) and magtietic levitation. 12-4 p.m. Pinball Redemption Machine Demonstration of a pinball machine tlesigned by engineering and com- puter science .students. 12-4 p.m. Intelligent Senramechanisms: Wheeled Robot Dennjnstration of concepts of motion control using an autonomous wheeled robot. 12-4 p.m. Engineering Student Projects Engineering students present their projects inchiding the concrete toboggan, steel bridge, and Futurct^ar. 1-1:30 p.m. "UnderstancNng Your Teenager" A lecture by Leigh Leslie, Department of Family Studies. 1-2:30 p.m. "Makhig Shakespeare AvaOable: What We See, What We Hev. What We Get" A general lecture on the enduring relevance of William Shakespeare, 1:30-2:30 p-m. Joumalisfn in a Ctunging WorW April Participate in a dis< panel of local jourr on the role of joun na lists in a changin 2 p.m. Prospects for M Economy Blue sky forever? D technology, profess and the federal gov economic developi 2-2:30 p.m. "Caring for Youi Parents" A lecture by Bonni Department of Fan 2:30-4 p.m. "So You Think 1 an Architect?" Architect and Profc Ijcwis will discuss I and career opporti of architecture. 3-4 p.m. "Statewkie Ass< Achievement Di Demonstration t)f i based state achieve in planning school sports & re Tetps Ft>otiMi Seethe 1999Tcrps they scrimmage at 10 a.m,>5 p.m. Cwiptis R«HTre« Have you seen our reereation building tours, demimstratir ational opportuniti 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Nov. 29, 1912 The Great Fire destroys every dormitory room, half the classrooms and offices and most of the college records; loss appra^ised at $250,000. 1916 First women students enrolled. 1919 First woman receives a four-yeat degree. 1916 State takes over full control of college, changes name to Maryland State College, offices and most of the college records. 1919 CoUege organized into seven schools; Agriculture, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Home Economics, and Graduate School (including Summer School); preparatory school abohshed. 1920 Sigma Delta is April 9, t92( Consolidation of L Albert F.Woods, in versiCy. ^rll 20, 1999 Outlook • Inauguration Issue 5 April 24, idf Participate in a discussion with a pane! of local journalists and faculty on the role of journ;ilisni and jour- nalists in a changing democracy, 2 p.m. Prospects for Maryland Economy Blue skj' forever? Discuss the role of technoiog)', professional services, and the federal government in state economic development. 2-2:30 p.m. "Cwing for Your Aging Parents" A lecture by Ekinnie Braun, Department of Family Studies. 2:30-4 p.m. "So You Think You Want To Be an ArcMtect?" Architect and Professor Roger K. Lewis will discuss the educational and career opportunities in the field of architecture. 3-4 p.m. "StatewMe Assessments off AcMevement Data" Dcniotistnition of use of the Web- based state achievement data for use in planning school improvements. Rock Ctit^hinsr Wntl Try rock climbing at the Campus Recreation Center Step right up. We will teach you how to climb. 12 noon Mert'i Soccer Alumni Game Watch the current Terps take on the alumni of the soccer team. t p.m. Men's Basketball Slam Dunk Content The top-ranked Terps entertain you on the Court at Cole Field House with basketball and autographs. 2:30 p.m. CHeerlffading Cfiitfr Let Testudo, the cheeiieaders and the Dance Team show you how to cheer on your team to victory! Teti><i Football Scrintnias<* See the 1 999 Terps FootbaU team as ihey scrimmage at Byrd Stadium. id a.m. -5 p.m. CaiTitMis RtHireation Center Have )'oii seen our fabulous new recreation building!' Join us for tours, demcmstrations. and recre- ational o]iportunitie-s! 10 «.m.-S p.m. 9 a<in>-5 p<ni< plaNET-UM Information technology experts leach you how to create your own web page, solve statistical dilemmas using puzzles, demonstrate web-based ser- vices, interact with sciences across a high speed video Sink, create your own weather report, and build instru- ments f()r measuring wind and rain. 9-10 a.m. SearcMi« ttw Web: FtnOmg Neetles In the World-Wde Haystack Uam how to search the World Wide Web tor common inlbrmation in this handSKjn session, 10-11 a.in. A WiHHKWUe Perspective on the WorM-WMe Web: Planet UM t m ^fr^ ^\ <IL^ JiM ^^Br" ^\ 1 3?^-^ Information technology exp«^s teach you how to create your own webpage, solve statistical dilemmas using puzzles, demonstrate web-based services, interact with scientists across a high speed video link, create your own weather report, and build instruments for measuring wind and rain. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. "Ask a Scientisr Videoconference 4400 Computer & Space Sciences Building hiteract with scientists across a high speed, high resoiuUon video link. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Build- Your-Own Weather Instruments 2nd Floor. Computer & Space Sciences Building Kids build simple instruments for measuring wind and rain. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. "Digital Earth" Interactive Workstation Panorama 2ttd Floor Atrium, Computer & Space Sciences Building Sampler of research involving visu- alization, modeling and high-end computational resources. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Digital PKture Morphing & BuiM-Your-Own Web Page 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Building "Morpir your own digital picture and create a personal Web Page. 9 a.m.^ p.m. Do a TV Weattwr Show 2400 Computer & Space Sciences Building Kids can deliver a weather report and get a videotape of them- selves, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. e-LC (Electronic Learning Center) 1410 Computer & Space Sciences Building Demonstration of technologies such as WebCT that arc changing the ways students and instructors interact. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Maryland Air Chemistry Monitortng & Pre<Kc:tion ^rd rtoor Teaching Ulb, Computer & Space Sciences Building Demonstration of low level ozone forecast operations and air quality assessment for Maryland. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Probability & Forecasting Games 3rd floor Hallway, Computer & Space Sciences Building Step right up! Beat the odds! Play the notorious 'Monty Hall Problem" and other statistical games. 10 a.in.-3 pjii.. Demonstrations atil a.m. and 1 p.m. Web Worfdfor Currerrt and Prospective UM'ers 0121 Main Administration Building Demonstration of web- based services avail- able to students, par- ents, Acuity and staff. ! 1 ni I I } 1 Ui 1 '1 ■ ■'< ^■ii\A4 ■i'^ ^ , ■#" ? \ ii J ' yk !^' ^_ ' ■ 3i 1920 Sigma Delta is first sorority to be recognized. 1920 Graduate School awards first Ph.D. degree; of a total of 517 students, 20 are women. April 9, 1920 1<»25 Consolidation of University of Maryland links CoUege Park and Baltimore campuses; University granted accreditation by Association of Albert F.Woods, incumbent CoUege Park president, becomes president of the new uni- American Universities vetsity. 1934i.l9}5 Raymond A. Pearson is president of the university. 195$-194S Many residence halls and classroom building;s con- structed; enrollment increases from 2,000 in 1935 to 3,500 in 1940 and 4,897 in 1945. 6 Otrtlooli • Inauguration Issue April 20, 1999 Foreign Language Materials on the Internet Learn how to locate and use non- English infbrfflatjon on the web. 10 a.in.-2 p.m. Computer Visualization of Geometric Structures Interactive computer demonstrations depict how to use computer graph- ics to visualize structures. major attractions 9 a.m.^ p.m. Come Aboard the Fl^^ip Ever consider wofking at Maryland? Explore canrer opportunities at the university during an employment fair hosted by the Department of Personnel Services. 9 a.m.'S p.m. African Marhetplace In the tradition of the open-air African marketplace, vendors will sell art, arti&cts, coQectibles and books representing black culture. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Central Information Tent Need a map? A program? Some direc- tion? Visit our experts under the tent to help you plan your daj'. Find us on McReldin Mall. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibition of Black Art and Memorabilia Local artists and collectors of black memorabilia wilt display their work. 9:3&-ll;30 a.m. "Good Morning, Commuters!" Day dodgers and commtiters past and present, drop in for free coffee and donuts and a glimpse of com- muter life then and now. Hourly l»eginning at 10 a.m. It's Academic Quiz Game Play informal 'It's Academic" games and talk with Maryland Honors students. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Terrapin Trader visit the ultimate flea markctl The university's surplus furniture will be available for sale. 10 a.m.-2:lS p.m. Nationai Archives and Records Adm I nistration See some of our tiation's most impor- tant records including maps and arctutectural records, photographs, film and paper records. Visit tabs, take a tour, learn how to conduct research, or view a film screening. 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Interactive Craft Fah- Joln us for a pottery workshop and other activities led by local artisans. Crafts will also be available for sale. Noon PMfMenttal Welcome Ceremony President and Mrs. Mote welcome our visitors followed by a tentatively scheduled Air Force ROTC flyover. Presidential Honor Guard demonstra- ti<^, and swing dancing expo. Ag Day Agriculture Day, one of Maryland's proudest traditions, dates back to 1924 when the Livestock Club held the first student<nin fitting and showing contest. Sponsored annually by the College of Apiculture and Natural Resources, Ag Day is fun for fami- lies and kids of all ages. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Animal Fitting and Showing Animal Sciences Show Ring and Animal Sciences Bams Dairj' heifer, sheep and swine show- ing and iKef steer fitting and show- ing. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Atttk|ue Tractor Displays Animal Sciences Courtyard Vintage tractors will be displayed. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Disc Jockey Animal Sciences Courtyard A disc jockey will entertain visitors. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Do You Know What Class Your Soil Is In? Animal Sciences Courtyard The science of nam- ing and describing soils wdl be explained and partici- pants can test their skiUs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Growing Fish with Aquaculture Animal Sciences Courtyard Tours available of UM atiuacutture facilities. Learn the latest innova- tions in growing fish. 9 a.m.'4 p.m. Growing Gardens Animal Sciences Courtyard Master gardeners from the Home & Garden Information Center answer gardening questions. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Khis Growing With Grains (From Seed to Plant to Food) Animal Sciences Courtyard Learn how to grow cereals and cre- ate artworif from grains. 9 a.m.'4 p.m. Learn About Food and Agriculture for Fun and Prizes Anitnal Sciences Courtyard Games such as nutrition question and answer, fishing for fruit, and penny tn a haystack, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Maryland Cooperative Extension Communications Animal Sciences Building Distribution of free publicatiotts and access to the website. 9 a.m.'4 p.m. Petting Zoo Animal Sciences Courtyard Tame and cuddly mammals will be waiting Ibr kids to entertain them. 9 •.m.-4 p.m. Plant, Food ami T-$hlrt Sales Animal Sciences Courtyard Student ot^nizations will be sell- ing plants, food, and t<shirts, 9 a.m,-4 p.m. Power and Tractors Animal Sciences Courty'ard Cheer for yotu- favorite tractor as it pulls incredible weight. Get dynamometer power on the tractors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ruminating About Cows Animal Sciences Courtyard View the inside of a cow's rumen as you team how a cow digests. 9 a.m. "4 p.m. So You Want to be a Veterinarian Animal Sciences Courtyard Career counseling for animal lovers. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Test Your Golf Skifls on tfie Putting Green A riiinal Sciences Courtyard tGds and the "young at heart" can test their miniature golf skills. Find out how to become a gotf-course superintendent. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Wetlands for Waste Water Renovation Animal Sciences Courtyard How man-made wet- lands are used to clean water will be demon- strated. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Who is TTiat Eating My Landscape? Animal Sciences Building Extension specialists will lead guided tours to examine landscape plants: learn how to identify and manage common pest [iroblems. 9 a.m. -4 p.m. You Wanna See an Iguana? Animal Sciences Courtyard ExteiLsive snake and lizard collec- tion to see and touch. Learn about reptile behavior and care. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Agriculture and Natural Resources AJumni Citapter Ag Day A nimat Sciences Courtyard Join Agriculture & Natural Resource Alumni Chapter as ihcy support the college's Ag Day with displays, live animals, Maryland ice cream, and games for all ages. 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. fee Cream Production at the University of Maryland Animal Sciences Courtyard Hourly lours of the Dairy Pilot Processing Plant where I'M ice cream is made will end with an ice-cream treat. 10 a.m. -12 p.m., & 2-4 p.m. Groundwater QuaRty and You Animal Sciences Courtyard .See how what you do can affect what you drink. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-4 p.m. landscape Your Virtual Garden Plant Sciences Building Come and try out the state-of- the-art graphics computers used by landscape architecture stu- dents to design landscapes. 11 a.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration Animal Sciences Courtyard How to shear sheep at the barns. 11-11:30 a.m. Nutrition for Pregnancy- Before, During and After 0408 Animal Sciences Building Dr Phylis Moser-Veilloji unlocks the secrets for a healthy baby and mom. 11:30 a.m.-t2 p.m. Feeding Your ChHd Nutritiously 0408 Animal Sciences Building Dr Cynthia Tut tie will provide insight into nutrition for the grow- ing child. 2-3 p.m. Teaching Your Dog to Behave Animal Sciences Courtyard Demonstrations by students on how to train your dog and teach them tricks. *photos courtesy of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 1935-1954 H.G "Curlcy" Byrd is appointed actiDg university president on June 28, 1935; on Feb. 21, 1936, he is named president. 1946 EtuoUment increases (o 9,792 students under G.I Bill; three-fourths of the students live off campus. 1951 First A&ican- American graduate smdent enrolls at College Park. 1 95 ) First African-American undergraduate students emoD at College Park. 1954 ■WiUon H. Elfciru becomes university president. McKeldin Library completed. Sept. 2.^, \^yb University Senate officially established; althou^ an organizing body had been in place as early as 1923. 1970- (974 Ctiarles Edwin Bishop is first chancellor of the College Park campus. t f 'I « • ' * i I t • * t i * i « t • 4 . April 20, 1999 OuUook * Inauguration Issue 7 Behind the Scenes What It Takes to Inaugurate It's just a week before the inauguration of President Dan Mote, and Jessica Davies, direc- tor of special events, is neck- deep in last-minute details, "We've mailed out 1,200 invitations for the inauguration and hand-addressed thetii," she says. "This," she holds up the thick folder in her hand, "is the inauguration folderAnd it's going to get even thicker." By now, almost everyone on campus knows that the inau- guration-the first in 10 years for a president at Maryland-is scheduled for Friday.April 23. Many know the event will be held at the Memorial Chapel and there will be several other events during the week, includ- ing an Undei^raduate Research Day, an Ice-Cream Social and a Graduate Research Interaction Day, among others. But few have an idea of the actual time, energy and prepa- ration that have gone into organizing these events, and the Maryland Day 1999: "Explore Our World" celebra- tion on Saturday, April 24, when the doors of the univer- sity will be opened to the broad conmmnity in the first- ever university open house. Faculty, staff and students from across the imiversity have been involved in getting the campus ready to host these events. For inauguration day alone, as many as 1 50 volim- teers and staff members TviU join lunds to ensure everything proceeds smoothly and on schedule. Others have been working since last year on yw.- ous aspects of the events, taking care of details from designing the invitations to maiking out paikii^ space for the guests, to manicurii^ the grounds. Preparations for the inaugu- ration began on Sept. 1 last year, President Mote's first offi- cial day on campus.The inau- guration committee, appointed over tlie summer, met that day to chalk out a plan for the actual ccremony.According to Davies, a date for the ceremo- ny was set at a later meeting, in October. "The date had to be select- ed early so that the many peo- ple who really wanted to attend could reserve it on their calendars," says Cassandra Robinson, assistant director of University Relations and con- sultant to the inauguration committee. Provost Greg Geoffrey, chair of the inauguration committee, led the discussion at the first few meetii^ about what should be part of the inaugura- tion activities, and dien appoint- ed subcommittees to take responsibility for each event. Margaret Hall, director of design at University Publications, was in charge of designing the invitations, pro- grams, banners for the open house, and flyers for the fiiculty and staff. Apart from the eye- catching "Explore Our World" logo for the open house ban- ners, she came up with an ele- gant design for the invitations to the inauguration ceremony. Hall worked with staff pho- tographer Jolin Consoli start- ing in January to come up with four designs for the invi- tation. "We had a creative one, an elegant one, and so on. Mrs. [Patsy] Mote chose the elegant one," says Hall, who also designed flyers for the faculty and axmoimcements in news- papers for the open house. Meanwhile, Davies and her staff along with staff at the president's office have been handling the nitty-gritties: logistics, communicating with the guests, drafting the invites, preparing guest lists, receiving RSVPs for the various events, and organizing parking passes and tickets for all diose expected to attend the inaugu- ration ceremony. At the School of Music, more preparations are on. And it won't just be music that will play through the various events during the inauguration and open house events, says L. Richmond Sparks, associate director of bands and a mem- ber of the inauguration com- mittee. "There is going to be music, theater, dance.. .non- stop entertainment, in fact." Much of this entertainment will happen durii^ Maryland Day on Satuiday, but there will be per- formances at the otiier events as well.lhe school's Pep Band, . Maryland Chorus, Chamber Winds, the Symphonic TOnd Ensemble, the Maryland Orchestra and the Univefsity Band are all slated to perform. According to Sparks, there wiU also be a swing dance on Friday n^t after the inauguration cere- mony, wiiere hundreds of stu- dents are expected to participate. The committee brain- stormed a great deal before coming up with the specific events that would make up inauguration week. Jonathan Busch, former undergraduate student government president, acted as a sounding board for committee members in decid- ing what kind of programs would appeal to students. "I \ras involved in discussions on what events would be hosted as part of inauguration celebra- tions," says Busch. "For instance, I suggested die ice-cream social as I knew undeigraduates loved it when we had one last year to welcome Dr. Mote." An attempt is also being made to grab the interest of those outside the university during inauguration week. Cassandra Robinson says: "We've been working to make sure word gets out to con- sUtuents beyond the campus. There already has been an arti- cle in the Washington Post and we're working to get reporters from the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Times to cover the events." Many of those participating in organizing the events say they've found it a rewarding experience, "We do events of this kind all the time, but an inauguration is a very unique and special occasion," Davies says. What has also been excit- ing, she says, is the reactions they have received ft^m the rest of the campus, in response to the inauguration prepara- tions. "It's been heartwarming," Others on the committee believe she deserves a large portion of the credit for the inauguration preparations. "Jessica Davies has been simply wonderful," says James Osteen, director of campus and imion programs. He is in charge of the subcommittee that orga- nized the reception for Friday afternoon. "We were very fortu- nate to have someone like Jessica to aid us " He also cred- its those in the president's office, like Marie Davidson, vrith doing a great job. For most, the experience has been rewarding in that it gave them a chance to interact with different groups on cam- pus.As Sparks sums it up:"It has been very exciting to see so many people on campus come together." — VAISHAU HONAWAR Inaugurations of the Past \ While the traditions have remained the same, inauguration ; trends and themes continue to evolve with the changing times. Iil5 anticipation of President Dan Mote's inauguration on April 23, ) Outlook (with the help of University Archivist Anne IXirkos) j decided to take a look back at a few of the Inaugiuations of yes- \ teryear, | Wilson Homer "Bull" Elkins } Elkins, the university president known for his smooth Texas accent, was inaugurated in the Armory on Jan. 20, 1955. A week i before the event, a Jan, 14 Diamondback headline proclaimed :i "2500 To See Elkins Inaugurated Tliursday-McKeldin, Cole to Speak." Even a week before the event, responses to the inaugura- tion invitation continued to stream into Elkins office in the j Administration Building. To prepare for the large nimiber of guests, an economics professor drew up a special seating plan- 200 chairs for "distinguished guests," 300 chairs for guests from \ other colleges and universities, 400 chairs for faculty and 400 for \ students. In the plan, special seating areas were set up for "faculty wives" and representatives from embassies. \ A pre-inaugural limcheon was held in the University Dining » Hall which was decorated with U.S. and Maryland flags for the occasion. At 2 p.m. the ceremony commenced with a variety of speakers, vrith Elkins giving a 20-minute address. The entire cere- mony was recorded by Baltimore and Washington radio stations and broadcast the followii^ day. \ Some students weren't so thrilled with the pomp and ciicum- ■ stance of inauguradon the next week. A Feb. 9 Diamondback headline reads, "Elkins Inauguration Blamed For Grade Delivery Delay." It seems that Elkins' Inauguration changed the exam sched- ule and the registrar's office had one less day to process students' grades. Although the personnel in the registrar's office worked late into the evetung, some students did not get their grades and could not register for classes. John Brooks Slaughter Slaughter's ceremony on May 3, 1983, marked the first formal , inauguration of campus chancellor The ceremony included a I greeting by Clarence Mitchell, Jr School of Music faculty per- formed musical selections and the University of Maryland Chorus (conducted by PaulTraver) graced guests with a classic perfor- mance of Haydn's "The Creation." In his speech, Slaughter outlined several goals, including the "need to adapt to the dlffierent type of smdcnt expected by the year 2001-including more older, more female, more part-time and more minority students." According to the Diamondback's May 4, 1983, issue, j Slaughter's inauguradon cost $13,000. Following the ceremony, guests filled the "Main Dining Hall's Maryland Ballroom" for a champagne reception. Slaughter's wife, Bemice, and his 86-year- old mother accompanied the newly inaugurated chancellor "1 feel pretty good i^t now," Slaughter told a newspaper ' reporter who attended the reception. "I'm tired but it's going real TVCll." William £. Klrwan The April 30, 1990 inauguration of Kirwan ceremoniously con- cluded a full week of pre-inaugural events. The week featured lec- ture sessions, musical performances, plus exhibits by University Archives and the Parents' Association Gallery. More than 1 ,200 people attended the inauguration, which was held in Tawes Theatre. Attendees included then-governor William Donald Schaefer and former comptroller Louis Goldstein. Kirwan's speech outlined Iiis vision for the imiversity. "1 see us as a primary intellectual resource for the state and the federal government, and due to our rising academic stature, a link for the state to valuable intellectual and cultural resources throughout the world," he said. "I think everyone should feel very confident about his leader- ship," Kirwan's daughter, Ann— a jimior journalism major at the time — told a Diamondback reporter, "He '11 give 100 percent, no doubt about it." — LONDA SCOTT FORT^ 1974-1975 1982 Jotm W. Dorsey serves as acdng chanceUot. William E. Kirwan is interim chancellor. 1975-1982 Robert L. Gluckstern serves as chancellor. Fill 1985 College Park enrollment reaches 38,679, die iughest in its history. 1982-1988 Jo!m B. Slaughter serves as chancellor. 1988-1989 The univenity establishes its own alumni association to serve approximately 163,000 alumni. 8 Outlook • Inauguration Issue April 20, 1999 IN THE NEWS Matyland General Assembly Concludes 1999 Session The University of Maryland will have more money, more flexibility and more autonomy to pursue its goals next year, thanks to legislation passed in the waning hours of the 1999 session of the Maryland General Assembly last week. University officials came back from Annapolis with operating appropriations total- ing more than S300 million and another $8 million in capi- tal appropriations for Fiscal Year 2000, as well as greater autonomy and flexibility in most business activities and the authority to establish a uni- versity-based foimdation to solicit and manage private gifts to the imivcrsity. But the amount of money appropriated for Fiscal Year 200O is less than university officials and others say is need- ed to achieve tlie level of national distinction envisioned for the state's Flagship Institution in a reasonable time, said Brian Darmody, the university's state relations chief Although the 2000 appro- priation is nearly 430 million more than the current year's, an additional $24 million will be needed in 2001 to achieve the levels recommended by the Governor's Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination and Funding of the University System of Maryland. The task force recommen- dations, sometimes called the Larson Report, formed the basis of Gov. Parris Glendening's higher education le^slation this year, wliich pro- vided additional funding as well as new business autono- my for the university. The governor's legislation changes the university system from a state agency to a public corporation, which will aUow die universities within the sys- tem to operate more indepen- dently in such vital busines.s areas as procurement and per- sonnel, which are often bogged down in existing state agency procedures. "As we hilfill our mission and our goals as a major research institution serving the state, we must have flexibility to take advantage of opportu- nities as they arise," said President Dan Mote. "This leg- islation gives us that flexibUi- ty- Mote w^s also pleased with legislation that will allow the university to establish its own foundation to manage private gifts and endowments. Currently, all gifts tq the uni- versity are managed by the University of Maryland Foundation, w^hich is affiliated with the University System of Maryland and manages accounts for most system insti- tutions. "It Is vitally important to us to have our own foimdation to raise private ftinds and manage endowments for the benefit of this university," Mote said. Mote credited Gov. Glcndcning, Sen, President Mike Miller, House Speaker Casper Taylor and other legisla- tive leaders for assigning the highest priority for higher edu- cation in Maryland to develop- ing the University of Maryland into one of the nation's best research imiversities and sup- porting legislation to help achieve that goal. "Ultimately, being one of the best and serving this state in the most effective way depends upon what we do in our classrooms, libraries and laboratories," Mote said. "Maryland is fortunate to have leaders who recognize that investing in our ability to do these things pays the greatest dividends imaginable." The financial investment for FY 2000 includes all of the funding proposed by the gov- ernor in his original budget in January, about $300 million, or $27 million more than last year. That figure includes $7 million, wliich is the second- year installment of a four-year commitment to add S7 million each year to the university's base budget. But the legislature ultimate- ly provided the university with only $2,2 million in supple- ment funding, compared with the Larson Report recommen- Templeton Fellow Talks Community Service Maryland President Dan Mote met recently with senior Joiirnallstti major Mlchele SInunu (middle) and other students to discuss the university's role In encouraging students to par- ticipate in community service activities. SInunu was selected as the university's Templeton Fellow to lead a panel of students to Interview the president and report on his views on com- munity service to the campus. Her report Is scheduled to appear in the DIamondback next Wednesday, April 21. The Templeton Project is a program of the nationwide Campus Compact organization to raise awareness of the community service activities and opportuni- ties. Joining SInunu were Junior sociology major Anna Goldman, left, senior Afro-American studies major Joy Tarpley and senior government and politics major Paul Solomon. dation of an additional $9 mil- lion for FY 2000. The increase in the university's budget, less than nine percent, was lower than the 10 percent average increase for other state imiver- sities, Etarmody said. The Larson recommenda- dons, which would add anoth- er $10 million next year, were aimed at realizing the goals of the 1 988 legislation that desig- nated the University of Maryland the state's flagship university and directed the state to boost the university to be among the best in the nation. The Larson Report out- lined how much additional state investment would be nec- essary for the next four years to fund the university on a per- student basis at a rate compara- ble with such other major research institutions as the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan, To get back on that sched- ule next year would require at least $24 million in additional funding, Darmody said. In other legislation, the Assembly agreed on a biU tliat allows state employees to engage in collective baigain- ing, but it does not apply to university staff University employees on both sides of the collective bargaining issue engaged in heated debate dur- ing the legislative session. The Assembly also agreed on an across-the-board cost of living adjustment of $ 1 ,275 for each state employee, which will be implemented in two stages, on July I and Jan. 1 .The assembly aiso approved a pool for performance-based salary increases amoimting to an average of 2,5 percent. Tlie Assembly approved gen- eral obligation bonds for con- struction projects, including S4 million for an addition to the Robert H, Smidi School of Business, planning funds of $1,9 million for the Engineering and Applied Sciences Building and almost $1,4 million for the chemistry classroom building and more than $1,3 million for the research grcenhou.se. Outlook is the weekly faculty- staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Witliatn Destler. Interim Vice President for University Advancement: Teresa Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing: George Cathcart, Executive Editor; Janet Chistnar, Acting Editor; Londa Scott Fort6. Assistant Editor: Valshall Honawar, Graduate Assistant: Phillip Wirtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are wel- come. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of pubiication. Send material to Editor. Outlook, 2101 Turner Haii, College Park. MD 20742. Telephone (301) 405-4629: e- maii outlook@ accmail.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at <wwv^,inform. umd. edu/outlook> Oudook Jafy U 19S8 The five University of Maryland campuses reorganized with die six Board of Trustees insritutjons to form a University of Maryland System; CoDege Park is des- ignated the flagjhip university of the new system. The title of chancellor is changed to president, 1 996 Feb. 1, 1989 William E. Kirwan appointed president. 1994-1995 First students enter College Park Scholars Program, University breaks ground for the Maryland Center for Performing Arti 1998 Wilhim E, Kirwan serves as president; resigns June 30, L998, to assume presidency of Ohio State University, April 23. 1999 Clayton Daniel "Dan" Mote, Jr. inaugurated as the 27th president.