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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff 'Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 .Number 31 .June 15, 1999 



"Inheriting Shame," 

pageS 

NOI in Concert, 

page 8 







Economist Awarded International 
Environmental Prize 



Sizzling for Summer 






University economist Herman Daly, a vocal advocate of sus- 
tainable development, was awarded the Sophie Award, an intcr- 
national prize that annually recognizes efforts to protect the 
global environment. 

Daly, a professor in the School of Public Affairs, will receive 
die award during a June 15 ceremony at the University of Oslo, 
Norway. The $ 100,000 prize, which he shares with Thomas 
Kocherry of India, applauds their individual work combating 
the adverse effects of economic globalization and depletion of 
natural resources.The award committee hailed Daly's develop- 
ment of economic theory that respects the limited carrying 
capacity of nature. 

The Sophie Award was started in 1 998 by Jostein Gaarder, 
Norwegian author of the bestseller "Sophie's World." Daly was 
one of 35 candidates for this year's award. The committee par- 
ticularly praised Daly's books, wiiich include "Beyond Growth" 
and "Economics, Ecology, Ethics." Kocherry, who heads the 
World Forum, an organization of fish harvesters, was recognized 
for his work mobilizing national and international efforts to 
fight over-fishing In the world's oceans. The award was split 
between Daly and Kocherry because the committee felt it was 
a good idea to combine Kocherry "s grassroots efforts to protect 
marine resources with Daly's academic approach. 

Daly's theories, which advocate development without 
growth; challenge prevailing economic policies. "The cost of 
growth Is often greater than the benefit," he says. "You can get 
bigger or you can get better; growth is Just bigger" 

A former World Bank senior economist, Daly's controversial 
ideas have received widespread attention in recent years. In 
1996, he was awarded the A. H. Heineken prize for environmen- 
tal sciences by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and 
Sciences. The same year, Daly won the Right livelihood Award, 
also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. 




During the summer The Dairy fires up the grill every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., to cook 
hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken. Customers can prepay inside and pick up their food out- 
side. 

The Dairy will also open its doors on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and feature a light lunch 
selection, cones, shakes, sundaes and beverages. 

Along with additional hours and grilled cuisine, The Dairy can now help host parties for chil- 
dren. Cake, Ice cream and favors can be arranged. For more information or to book a party call 
405-1415. 



Around-the-Clock Economy Is Redefining Families; 
Social Policies and Research Should Follow Suit 



Latest survey figures on U.S. 
workers confirm that the 
movement toward a 24-hour-a- 
day, 7-day-a-week economy is 
well under way and is affecting 
American families in many 
ways, writes university sociolo- 
gist Harriet Presser in the 
Policy Forum section of the 
June 1 1th issue of Science 
magazine. 

However, she says, research 
on the American family and 
U.S. social policies for families 
aren't keeping pace with the 
changing nature of work. 

The trend toward a round- 
the-clock economy and the 
resulting impact on American 
families will continue into the 
next century, according to 
Presser. Data also suggest the 
increase in non-standard work 
schedules will be experienced 
disproportionally by women 



and blacks. 

"These changes in work 
schedules and the resultant 
alterations of at-home time, 
need to be reflected In our 
conception of families and in 
social policies that seek to 
ease the economic and social 
tensions that often result from 
the dual demands of work and 
family," Presser says. 

Using data from the May 
1997 Current U.S. Population 
Survey, Presser found that as of 
1997, less than a third of all 
employed Americans aged 18 
and over worked a standard 
work week - defined as day- 
time employment - 35 to 40 
hours a week, Monday through 
Friday. Only 54 percent, a bare 
majority, regularly work a fixed 
weekday, daytime schedule of 
any number of hours. Among 
families with two wage-earners 



the prevalence of non-standard 
work schedules is especially 
high, because either the hus- 
band or wife may be working 
evenings, nights or weekends. 
In a majority of two-earner 
couples, one spouse works 
either evenings, nights, or 
weekends.This also holds true 
for two-earner couples with 
children, among whom 57 per- 
cent have at least one spouse 
working evenings, nights, or 
weekends. 

The physical consequences 
of working nonstandard hours, 
such as sleep disturbances and 
gastrointestinal disorders, have 
been well-documented, but the 
social consequences of such 
employment have garnered 
less attention even though 
non-standard schedules may be 
significantly altering the struc- 
ture and stability of family life, 



Presser writes. 

Split-shift working/parent- 
ing schedules may have a posi- 
tive effect insofar as they result 
in fathers who are more 
involved with their children. 
However, the long-term cost to 
marriages may offset this bene- 
fit. New research shows that 
when men work nights and 
are married less than five 
years, the chance of separation 
or divorce five years later is six 
times that of men who work 
days. For women who work 
nights and are married less 
than five years, the chance of 
separation or divorce is three • 
times as high. 

According to Presser, policy- 
makers and researchers must 
take a more realistic view of 
the increasingly complex 
ways work and home time is 
structured among American 



families. For example, she said, 
efforts to move women from 
welfare to work must seek to 
improve the fit between avail- 
able child care and working 
mothers' schedules. Expanding 
daycare alone will not be 
enough. 

"Whether the reasons for 
working nonstandard sched- 
ules are family or job related, 
virtually all adults, and the chil- 
dren they may have, are expe- 
riencing a home life that is 
very different from our tradi- 
tional conceptions," Presser 
says. "This ongoing complexity 
in work schedule behavior 
could have profound implica- 
tions not only for the health of 
individuals and the stability of 
families, but also for the way 
we juggle employment with 
the care of children, the elder- 
ly and the disabled." 



2 Outlook June 15,1999 



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Mazzocchi Steps Down as Life 



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"What astonished me was that the Seder was a conscious and 
careful imitation of the modern Israeli Seder, down to the tunes 
sung by the children when asking the Four Questions." 

— Bernard Cooperman, associate professor of history, describ- 
ing bis reaction when be turned on a TV in Milan, Italy and 
saw a program about Catholics performing Seders at borne at 
Easter-time before going out for Mass, for the March 30 
Jerusalem Post 

"When an MBA graduates, he or she needs to understand the 
disciplines regarding technology, what commerce is doing to 
the marketplace, and how to deal with data. Information strate- 
gy has penetrated across every aspect of traditional fields." 

— Howard Frank, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business, in a March 23 International Herald Tribune story 
about the growing importance of technology training for 
business majors. 

"If Argentina goes, I see Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and maybe 
Peru. If Mexico goes for it, I can see Costa Rica and the rest of 
Central America going for it." — Economics professor 
Gttillermo Calvo describing what might happen if Argentina 
abandoned its own currency and adopted tbe U.S. dollar, in a 
Los Angeles Tunes story, April 2. 

"Phantom Menace' is creating the first teen buzz heard literally 
around the world. It would have been logistically impossible 10 
years ago to create the kind of obsession we are seeing about 
this film, Teens are creating it without letters or phone calls but 
rather with the unlimited instantaneous messages made possible 
by the Web." — Douglas Gomery, professor of journalism, in 
an April 13 Christian Science Monitor story about tbe mania 
that preceded tbe release of tbe newest "Star Wars " movie. 

"We wanted to give a message to kids to stay in school. Many of 
the kids have never seen this campus." — Criminology alumnus 
Donn Davis explaining why he arranged for a dozen middle- 
school-aged first-time offenders from Baltimore to visit the 
University of Maryland on National Student-Athlete Day, in 
tbe April 77 Baltimore Sun 

"I'm convinced that we will be able to replace the nonspecific 
methods like pyrolysis and ion mobility spectrometry with the 
highly reliable methods of mass spectrometry. That will greatly 
reduce our false positive and our false negatives, and make 
these instruments more reliable for the monitoring that's need- 
ed in public buildings, battlefields, and in food safety issues." 
— Catherine Fenselau, cbair of chemistry and biochemistry, in 
a March 29 Chemical and Engineering News story about the 
importance of developing new technologies to identify bacte- 
ria in a wide variety of situations. 

"It is more prolific. It's being overdone, particularly given the 
scope of the military operation. We talk big, but this is a small 
operation." — David Segal, director of the Center for Research 
on Military Organizations, in a story about media second- 
guessing of mtlitary strategies in the conflict in Yugoslavia, in 
an April 22 story in the Chicago Tribune. 

"It's really horrifying. Some of it I think is really poisonous. It's 
hard for me to think of anything before the last 20 years that 
was oriented toward such violence. If you're a kid and you real- 
ly want to be different, you have to go farther out these days to 
do so." — feffrey Arnett, visiting professor of sociology, In an 
April 22 Los Angeles Times story about tbe greater degree of 
alienation and violence in youth subcultures, as evidence by 
the teenaged killers in Littleton, Colo. 



Paul Mazzocchi will step down as dean of the 
College of Life Sciences on June 30, 2000. 

Mazzocchi has been at the university for 30 
years now, and has served as dean of the College 
of life Sciences since 1992. 

"I'm leaving the position because I've been 
doing this for 1 1 years," he says.The college has 
plans to enhance its programs and there should 
be someone at the helm who can "see the 
changes through," he says. 

During his career, Mazzocchi has "seen many 
changes in the life sciences, including the 
increased quality of the faculty, undergraduates 
and graduates." Also improvements have been 
made to the biological sciences program and to 
the enrollment of minority students. 

While he does not claim full responsibility for 
these changes, Mazzocchi has provided dynamic 
leadership and made significant contributions to 
the College of Life Sciences and the campus 
community. 

Undergraduate enrollment has increased by 60 
percent and the college currently has 2400 
undergraduate and 600 graduate students. 
Minority enrollment has risen from 17 in 1 990 to 
65 in 1 998. The college leads the nation in gradu- 
ating minorities in the life sciences and contin- 
ues to attract academically talented undergradu- 
ates through initiatives such as the Howard 
Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate 
Research Fellowship. 

Under Mazzocchi, the college created a num- 
ber of preparatory programs for entering college 
freshmen. The Pre-freshmen Academic 
Enrichment Program is a six-week program 
offered in the summer before the start of the 
freshman year, to students with poor preparation 
in mathematics. 

In its first four years (1995-1998), 70 students 
completed the program and showed a substantial- 
ly better academic achievement than minority 
and non-minority comparison groups in every 
variable measured, including retention, GPA, cred- 



its earned and grades in fundamental science 
classes. 

The College of Life Sciences has four academ- 
ic departments and several research centers, 
including the Joint Institute for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition CJIFSAN), Center for 
Bio molecular Structure and Organization, and the 
Center for Neuroscience. JIFSAN is a cooperative 
venture of the university and the Food and Drug 
Administration. It is funded through a coopera- 
tive agreement (5 years, $8.2 million) that 
includes programs in research, education, and 
community outreach. Such centers help catapult 
life sciences into more sophisticated research 
and greater visibility. 

Greater visibility is one of the many goals 
Mazzocchi accomplished for the College of Life 
Sciences. 

"It was an orphan to the physical sciences, 
until the campus finally realized that in the com- 
ing decades much activity will be in the field of 
biological science," he says. 

Mazzocchi's colleagues point out that one of 
his greatest strengths is the ability to recognize 
and utilize the strengths of his staff. 

"He knows how to enlist people to do jobs 
they like to do and to jobs they can do well. As a 
result, we've all done well," says William Walters, 
professor of chemistry. 

Even after he retires as dean, Mazzocchi will 
continue to be part of the growth and changes in 
the college's chemistry department as a professor 
of organic chemistry. He plans to develop a mas- 
ters program for secondary school teachers in 
the sciences, biology and chemistry. 

Some other changes are also in the pipeline, 
including a better facility with superior labs for 
the chemistry department, and new offices for 
staff members. 

In a few years, Mazzocchi says, he would like 
to retire to his home in Southern Maryland and 
spend more time in his wood shop and less in 
the chemistry lab. 



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ELM Interface Switches to PINE July 1 



Those faculty and staff who telnet to 
DEANS know that ELM is the interface that 
allows you to read and send e-mail from the 
DEANS menu. This notice is a reminder that 
ELM will no longer be the interface begin- 
ning July 1. Instead, DEANS will adopt 
another campus e-mail interface called 
PINE. Beginning in July, when "m" is pressed 
on the DEANS menu, you will access PINE 
instead of ELM. 

If you normally use a graphics-based e- 
mail reader such as Netscape, Simeon or 
Eudora to access DEANS mail, this change 
will not affect you at all. However, it is pos- 
sible that one day you may need to telnet to 
DEANS to access e-mail from a remote loca- 
tion that does not support your graphical 
interface, such as at a conference or semi- 
nar. 

Please note that e-mail addresses will 
remain the same as before (eg. 
jdoc@deans.umd.edu). Those who have 



access to ADVISE will continue to access it 
from the DEANS menu. 

Though you may begin to use PINE in 
July, users are encouraged to consider 
switching to a graphical-based e-mail system 
such as Netscape, Simeon, etc. to do DEANS 
e-mail (the term "IMAP" is used in conjunc- 
tion with this method). Such interfaces are 
much nicer in that they provide full-screen, 
copy and paste capabilities, multiple win- 
dows, and more. Contact your computer 
support person if you need help in switch- 
ing to a graphical interface. 

PINE training for groups of 10 or more 
can be arranged by contacting the DEANS 
Help Desk at 405-1778. If there are any 
questions or concerns about this change, 
please call or e-mail 
hotline @d e an s . umd.edu . 

Information about how to use PINE is 
available at <www.washington.edu/pine/ 
tutorial. 4/index. html> . 



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Outlook is the weekly facuity-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University Advancement; 
Teresa Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cat he art, Executive Editor; Lonrfa Scott Forte, Acting Editor; 
Valshall Honawar, Graduate Assistant; Phillip Wlrtz, Editorial Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please submit all 
material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook. 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20 7 42 .Tele phone (301) 405-4629; e-mail 
outlook®accmail. umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.lnform.umd.edu/outlook/ 



June 15,1999 Outlook 3 



Mote, Glendening Celebrate 
UMCAPS Anniversary 




Campus officials and Gov. Glendening took part in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Institute 
for Governmental Service. Seated with the governor are, from left, Daniel Kuenneit, chair of the advi- 
sory board and director of the Rural Development Center of the University of Maryland, Eastern 
Shore, University President Dan Mote, and Joseph Page, former mayor of the city of College Park. 



Gov. Parris Glendening joined University 
President Dan Mote on May 1 4 to celebrate the 
40th anniversary of the institute for 
Governmental Service, a unit of the Center for 
Applied Policy Studies. A special luncheon was 
held at the Old Parish House in College Park to 
mark the occasion. 

"I congratulate the institute for 
Governmental Service on your 40th anniver- 
sary," Glendening told the group of about 40 
staff, advisory board members and guests. "It is 
important to note that 1 am not just here as the 
governor to recognize tfiis important mile- 
stone," he said. "I am also here as a long-time 
public servant who has interacted with this 



institute at many stages of my life." 

Patricia Florestano, secretary of the Maryland 
Higher Education Commission and director of 
the Institute from 1979 to 1986, also addressed 
the gathering. She recalled the history of the 
organization. 

Barbara Hawk, director of the institute since 
1991, gave the group an overview of current 
projects, such as die Water Resources 
Leadership Initiative and the Academy for 
Excellence in Local Governance. Charles E 
Wellford, director of the University of Maryland 
Center for Applied Policy Studies, shared his 
vision of the future for the institute and 
UMCAPS. 



Rub His Nose 
from Home 




At spring commencement, speakers James Carvllle and 
Mary Matalln were presented with exact replicas of 
Testudo in front of McKeldln Library. The replica, called 
"Authentic Testudo" Is among the many Herns that will be 
on sale at the Friends of the Libraries virtual gift shop 
Web site. 

"Authentic Testudo" Is a true-to-scale bronze miniature 
priced at $100. Orders can soon be placed on the gift 
shop's Web site at : 
<www.llb.umd.edu/UMCP/FOL/folweb.html>. 



Student-Powered Vehicle Wins National Engineering Contest 



A human-powered vehicle designed 
and built by Maryland engineering stu- 
dents proved to be impossible to beat 
at the American Society for Mechanical 
Engineering's recently completed 1999 
human-powered vehicle competition in 
San Francisco. 

The Terps' tadpole-shaped vehicle 
took top honors in the practical catego- 
ry, while also beating out all but two of 
the 19 entries in the speed division. 

"We designed our vehicle to be a 
practical commuter vehicle so we were 
extremely pleased to win that catego- 
ry," says project leader Aubrey Williams, 
a junior in mechanical engineering. "We 
also were happy and somewhat 
shocked that we placed third in the 
speed category because most of the 
vehicles entered in that division were 
designed strictly for speed." 

"Just in Time," the university's bright 
red and ye Low one-seater, was 
designed and built over a three-semes- 
ter period. It has an aluminum tricycle 
frame with two wheels in the front and 
one in the back. The occupant peddles 
from a seated position and is protected 
from wind and other elements by a 
fiberglass body or fairing that sur- 
rounds the aluminum frame.The vehi- 



cle is equipped with a safety harness, 
roll bar, double wishbone suspension, 
hydraulic disc brakes, windows, side- 
and rear-view mirrors, headlights, turn 
signals, and a break light. 

The project was started by Williams 
in December 1997 after examining the 
plans for a pedal-powered vehicle that 
he ordered from a magazine. Dissatisfied 
with the elementary and inelegant 
design, Williams decided that if he was 
going to build a human-powered vehi- 
cle, he was going to use his engineering 
education to design and build some- 
thing better. He quickly enlisted the 
enthusiastic participation of students 
with whom he shared classes. 

The team's initial research and 
design work was done as an indepen- 
dent project. The team members then 
approached Jeffrey Herrmann, an assis- 
tant professor in the department of 
mechanical engineering and the 
Institute for Systems Research, and 
asked him to be their faculty advisor. 
The project was approved as a two- 
semester course (EMNE 489X) that 
began in the fall of 1998 and was com- 
pleted at the end of the current spring 
semester. 

"The students have learned a great 



deal this year about the product devel- 
opment process and teamwork which 
are important parts of [the School of 
Engineering's] curriculum, and about 
societal issues related to human-pow- 
ered vehicles," Herrmann says. "They 
worked on the project like it was a 
small business, addressing issues such 
as project management, budgeting, pur- 
chasing, public relations, and logistics. 
This is certainly one of the best and 
most professional student teams to be 
found anywhere." 

The human-powered vehicle project 
received financial support from the 
department of mechanical engineering, 
the A.James Clark School of 
Engineering, and the dean of under- 
graduate studies 

The Clark school is a leader in 
undergraduate engineering education 
that combines rigorous classroom stud- 
ies with real- world, hands-on applica- 
tions of classroom learning. ENES100, a 
first-year engineering design course, 
sets the tone for four years of progres- 
sive engineering education. In this 
course, students get their first experi- 
ence working in teams and solving real- 
life problems with actual budgets and 
production schedules. The course 



requires students to apply what diey 
learn in class to the design and con- 
struction of windmills, water pumps 
and oUier projects that illustrate basic 
engineering concepts. 

During the students' four years of 
engineering education at the school, 
there also is continuing emphasis on 
undergraduate research opportunities 
in areas that range from robotics to 
refrigerants. A cooperative engineering 
education program puts third- and 
fourth-year students in industries that 
will employ them after graduation. 
Student participation in projects and 
competitions has brought awards and 
recognition to every engineering 
department. The human-powered vehi- 
cle is the latest of many winning pro- 
jects. 

Other highly successful projects by 
student engineering teams have includ- 
ed solar-powered cars, hybrid electric 
vehicles, walking robots, concrete 
canoes and toboggans, a pinball 
machine and environmental design pro- 
jects. 



4 Outlook June 15,1999 



Mote Meets California Alumni 




Los Angeles Alumni Club leaders Marie Kottis '87 and Ivan Lieber '85 



President Mote (left) greets Jason Williams '66 during a 
dinner cruise for Los Angeles Alumni. 



University President Dan Mote and his 
wife Patsy headed to California last month 
to meet alumni who live in the Golden 
State. The Alumni Association hosted alum- 
ni events in three different cities: a dia- 
mond exhibit in San Diego, a dinner cruise 
in Los Angeles, and a cocktail jazz recep- 
tion in San Francisco. 

The events gave Mote the opportunity 
to tell California alumni about Maryland's 
recent successes, including top rankings in 



several schools and his mission for the uni- 
versity to become a top public research 
institution, BiU Destler, vice president of 
research and dean of the Graduate School, 
and Danita Nias, director of the Maryland 
Alumni Association, also attended the 
events. 

"We must go beyond the state of 
Maryland's borders to build the Terrapin 
spirit among our alumni ranks,'' Nias said. 
"The alumni association's events in 



California show that we have a supportive 
alumni base across the country that is 
eager to reconnect with the university." 

Deirdre Bagley, the association's direc- 
tor of regional clubs, coordinated the 
CaUfornia events. 

For more information about upcoming 
alumni association events, visit the associa- 
tion's Web site at 
<www. info rm . umd . edu/Alumni> . 



Classes for Library Users 

University of Maryland 
Libraries hosts three different 
classes designed to address the 
information needs of those 
requiring help using the 
libraries print, nonprint and 
electronic resources. All classes 
are free and open to the cam- 
pus community. 

Summer 1999 class sched- 
ules are listed at: <www.lib. 
umd.edu/UMCP/UES/classes. 
html> 

• VlCTORWeb— A 60-minute 
introduction to using 
VlCTORWeb, the Libraries' 
Web-based catalog, and 
Academic Search, an online 
periodical database. 

• When is Your Paper Due? — A 
class for the more advanced 
undergraduate researcher. This 
60-minutc class is for students 
who are getting ready to 
research and write a substan- 
tial paper, report or proposal. 

• Basic: Introduction to GIS 
using ArcVicw — A 2-hour work- 
shop that teaches the basic 
operations of the popular 
ArcView GIS (Geographic 
Informal ion Systems) software. 
Registration required: 
<www.lib.unid.edu/UMCP/UES 
/gis-fhtml> 

For more information, con- 
tact Maggie Cunningham at 
405-9O7O or e-mail to 
mcl98@uniail.umd.edu. 




Jerome Segal's "Graceful Simplicity" 

Family Leave Policies Could be a Step Toward The Good Life 7 for Everyone 



President Clinton's call last month to use unem- 
ployment funds to pay for time off for new parents 
represents the kind of government action that could 
be the foundation for ensuring more people realize 
the "good life" of the American Dream, says a universi- 
ty public policy expert. 

Jerome Segal, a philosopher and professor in 
Maryland's School of Public Affairs, says Clinton is on 
the right track, but even bolder action is needed to 
make a real difference. In his new 
book, "Graceful Simplicity," Segal says 
the nation would do well to exam- 
ine reorienting the fundamental 
principles of its entire economic sys- 
tem to focus more on facilitating the 
kind of financial flexibility that 
would enable families to pursue 
what's important to them. 

"President Clinton really captured 
it when he said 'it is imperative that 
your country give you the tools to 
succeed not only in the workplace 
but also at home," Segal notes. 

In "Graceful Simplicity" Segal 
argues that today's economic and 
political system gives little attention 
to anything outside the workplace, 
effectively pushing the "good life" 
out of reach for most people. Wide- 
ranging laws and regulations have 
created a society where basic human needs can only 
be met with relatively high levels of income. People 
work 50-to 60-hour weeks to meet very real and legiti- 
mate needs like comfortable housing in a safe neigh- 
borhood. 

But it doesn't have to be that way. As the new mil- 
lennium approaches, Segal says the time is right to 
take a serious look at changing the system. He points 







to growing dissatisfaction with today's harried, hectic 
lifestyles that are devoid of almost any element of 
graceful existence. The American middle class, which 
has experienced two hundred years of economic 
growth but has not moved beyond the point of 
always needing more money than it has, may now be 
ready to accept a new organizing concept; something 
Segal calls "a politics of simplicity." 

"What we need is a system that allows people to 

turn away from the obsession of get- 
ting and spending to focus on what 
is really important in life," says Segal, 
a former staff member of the House 
Budget Committee. He notes that as 
more people have moved into the 
middle class, they are finding what 
matters most are the deeper engage- 
ments outside the workplace, 
whether with family and friends, art 
and literature, religious devotion, 
civic engagement or the pursuit of 
knowledge. "Government policies 
can provide the foundation to make 
this possible," he says. 

Under a new system employ- 
ing the "politics of simplicity," Segal 
says the economic and political 
institutions would be attuned to 
policies that create an environment 
supportive of individuals' pursuit of 
deeper engagements. Legislation and bureaucratic 
policies would be reviewed for their effectiveness in 
reducing income pressures and making simple living 
feasible for most people. Instead of increases in gross 
national product, economic progress would be mea- 
sured in terms of expanded leisure time and increased 
ability to meet core needs with modest income. 
"Graceful Simplicity" provides a blue print outlin- 



ing the kinds of policy changes that would be need- 
ed. Segal calls for things like expanding the number of 
three-day weekends, eliminating tuition at all public 
colleges and universities, expanding the earned- 
income credit as a cushion for families with part-time 
jobs, and a new focus on urban revitalization to make 
it easier for people to live well with modest incomes 
in closer proximity to jobs. 

What we have now, he says, is a very inefficient sys- 
tem where it takes more money today to have less 
than in the past. "How much does it cost today to live 
in a neighborhood where it is safe to tell your kids, 
'just go out and play.' How many people no longer 
expect to live in such a neighborhood?" he asks. 

Transportation, another necessity, also consumes 
ever-increasing amounts of the family income, now 
nearly 20 percent for most. "We have to work two 
and a half months just to have the means of getting 
around," says Segal. 

Work has become the all-consuming activity, yet 
most people say what they really want is time to 
enjoy life, to play with the kids, to read a good book, 
to take a walk in the woods. The American Dream 
promises that if you work hard you will be rewarded 
with an opportunity to enjoy this "good life." The 
American Reality has become plenty of work, but no 
reward. 

Until now, simple living enthusiasts have preached 
total individualism, believing that the problem can be 
solved by freeing oneself from overconsumption. The 
real problem, Segal argues, is that we are trapped in a 
society that is working against us. 

"tf we embrace a politics of simplicity, then we can 
move — not in ones and twos, but as a nation — 
toward a quieter, simpler, more fulfilling way of life," 
he says. "If we don't act together, we will never get 
there." 



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June 15.1999 Outtook 5 



Debunking the Myth of Eugenics 

Steven Selden Delves Into the Controversial Subject in "Inheriting Shame 



As a graduate student, 
Steven Selden, director of the 
Center for Curriculum Theory 
and Development, discovered 
something that made him stop 
and take a long, shocked sec- 
ond look. 

Eugenics, or "scientific 
racism," as he calls it, was a 
subject that gready interested 
Selden because racism was not 
an unfamiliar fact to this son of 
Russian and Polish immigrants. 

In eugenics, "arguments on 
racism were couched in scien- 
tific grounds... geneticists 
developed a series of argu- 
ments in tfie '20s and the '30s 
that human beings would best 
be improved through pro- 
grams of human breeding," he 
explains. Selden also found 
that many prominent leaders 
of the early 20th century had 
subscribed to this line of 
thought. 

Selden's deep interest in 
and study of the subject has 
resulted in a comprehensive 
book tided "Inheriting Shame: 
The Story of Eugenics and 
Racism in America, 7 ' published 
by the Teachers College Press, 
Columbia University. 

"This book tries to debunk 
the pseudo-scientific belief 
that we are determined pri- 
marily by our genes and our 
biology "The book, Selden says, 
took him more than 10 years 
to write, "but is some kind of a 
lifetime project." 

"Inheriting Shame" is divid- 
ed into two parts — "the first is 
a historical analysis of eugenics 
and its impact on American 
education, particularly on biol- 
ogy textbooks. The second is 
an analysis of a series of con- 



temporary studies on criminali- 
ty, sexuality, and other quali- 
ties... it looks at current 
research and asks the question 
"what's the evidence that 
there are biological markers 
for intelligence and sexual ori- 
entation?" 

The book tells "about peo- 
ple who believe that all human 
traits, like intelligence, wonder- 
ing, honesty, thrift, eye color, 
hair texture, predisposition to 
prostitution, sexuality, are 
determined by our genes.And 
that to improve human beings 
and get the best out of all 
these things, you should breed 
people," Selden says. 

The science behind this 
belief was wrong, he points 
out, "but it became associated 
with a series of biases in the 
American psyche... biases 
about race, religion, ethnicity." 
He tells diat in the 1920s and 
1930s, there were a series of 
exhibitions at state fairs that 
would popularize the eugeni- 
cal belief, including "fitter faml- 
lies" contests People would 
sign up to take evaluations of 
whether they were potential 
members of the "fitter families" 
groups in America. The con- 
tests encouraged those who 
were judged to be biologically 
superior to have more chil- 
dren. 

Selden's book also discusses 
how, in the early 20th century, 
everything from newspapers 
to movies to sermons in 
churches supported eugenical 
arguments. "Ninety percent of 
biology textbooks said eugen- 
ics was legitimate science," 
Selden says, "They recommend- 
ed the policies of restriction, 



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segregation... eugenics was 
popularized in a lot of ways 
and the book tells you about 
how this was done and its 
impact on education." 

Eugenical beliefs had a 
strong impact on the political 
environment of that time too. 
"You see social injustice at the 
political level and you believe 
in eugenics at the scientific 
level and you say, nothing can 
be done about these folks, 
because they are inferior per- 
sons. That was the argument 
that was made — if you want- 
ed to improve slums, you had 
to bring in better people, 
because slums were made by 
slum people. They were the 
cause of their own problems." 

The idea, he says, lias some 
popularity to this day. 

"David Duke, a well-known 
racist who tried for a nomina- 
tion to Congress from 
Louisiana, has just written a 
book where he makes all the 
old-time eugenical arguments," 
he says "My book aims to 
speak to all those racist ideas." 

"Inheriting Shame" is the lat- 
est in a series in Advances In 
Contemporary Educational 
Thought published by the 
Teachers College Press. Jonas 
Soltis, editor of the series, 
writes in his introduction to 
the book: "As Steven Selden 
tells the story of the eugenics 
movement in America during 
the early decades of the twen- 
tieth century prior to the holo- 
caust of World War n, every 
reader's head will turn left and 
right in rhythmic disbelief. 
How could prominent 
Americans publicly voice such 



racist, anti-Semitic, anti-various 
ethnic group ideas? As you 
read the words of the likes of 
Theodore Roosevelt, Edward 
Thorndike, Leta Holllngworth, 
Franklin Bobbltt, Robert 
Yerkes, G. Stanley Hall, WW. 
Charters, Karl Pearson, and 
others, disbelief escalates. How 
could they and others advo- 
cate such things as institution- 
alization, segregation and even 
sterilization of those with infe- 
rior blood' while prompting 
selective human breeding of 
those with superior blood?" 

Noted anthropologist Ashley 
Montagu, "who started work- 
ing on issues of race in 1930s 
and debunking the idea that 
human beings were divided 
into distinct races that had dif- 
ferent qualities," has written 
the foreword to the book. 

Says Selden, "I am pleased 
to continue his (Montagu's) 
distinct research tradition that 
seeks to make sure that per- 
sons who are marginalized by 
economic forces are also not 
marginalized by intellectual 
forces." 

The university is a great 
place to look at ideas about 
these issues, he says. "The uni- 
versity is a place where we are 
given time to pursue and voice 
these ideas." 

When he started on his 
research, says Selden, he found 
there wasn't much research on 
eugenics, despite its impact on 
life in this country. "There 
were a couple of academics 
working on it. People knew 
about it but didn't pay any 
attention to it." 

He waded through books 



for an entire summer at the 
National School of Education 
Archives "that hadn't been 
opened for 50 years" looking 
for evidence of eugenics in 
them, and also did a great deal 
of analysis of biology text- 
books as part of his research. 

At the university, Selden is 
teaching courses on race, class 
and social justice. His book is 
recommended reading for his 
students. "They are incredulous 
when they read it— they can- 
not believe that all this was 
going on. They learn all about 
leaders in American education, 
but they only find out about 
their technical work and not 
their political commitments 
and beliefs. When they find 
that many of the people who 
are stellar examples of good 
academics are also strong 
eugenlcists, they say how is 
that possible, and try to under- 
stand that.Tlie textbook really 
does shake them." 

He adds that to date our 
culture still hasn't been able to 
figure out what to do with the 
question of race. His son, he 
says, pointed out to him that 
when "white kids die in 
schools we get very upset 
about it. But every day there 
are black kids dying in the 
inner cities by the same guns 
and nothing happens." 

Diversity, he points out, Is to 
be celebrated. "But people are 
different as individuals — not 
because of race or gender." 

— VAlSHALi HONAWAR 



6 Outlook June 15,1999 



GRB Faculty Named 



The following are the faculty members who were grant- 
ed the General Research Board awards for the 1999-2000 
school year. The GRB Research Support Award allows recip- 
ients to purchase research materials and equipment essen- 
tial to research a project. The GRB Distinguished Faculty 
Research Fellowship allows recipients to spend an entire 
academic year on a research project. 

Research Support Award 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Art History & Archaeology 

Sandy Kita, "Japanese Prints and Printed Books in the 

Library of Congress" 

Communica tion 

Jennifer Garst," Narrative-based Persuasion: Understanding 

the Cognitive Mechanisms" 

English 

Neil Fraistat, "The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 

Volume 1" 

David Norbrook, "The Life and Works of Lucy Hutchinson" 

William Sherman, "John Dee's Diaries: A New Edition" 

School of Music 

Linda Mabbs,"The Preparation and Recording of Twentieth- 
Century American Classical Songs for Voice and Piano" 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

Physics 

Philip Roos, "Detector Fabrication for Measurements of 

Parity Violation in the Electro-weak Interaction" 

College of Education 

Human Development 

Brenda Jones Harden, "Environmental and Cultural 

Influences on Young Child Development" 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

Natural Resource Sciences & Landscape Architecture 
Theo Solomos, "Isolation of an 02 Sensor Gene in Plant 
Tissues" 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Tracey Pulliam Holoman, "Characterization of Intracellular 

Proteases in Methanosarcina thermophila" 

GRB Distinguished Faculty Research 
Fellowship 1999-2000 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

Physics 

Edward Redish, "Reaching More Students: New Approaches 

to University Teaching" 



College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
and A James Clark School of Engineering 

Physics 

Materials & Nuclear Engineering 

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, "Self-Assembled Nanoscale Oxide 

Field Emitter Arrays for Flat Panel Displays" 



Returning Students Scholarships Available 



Scholarship funds for adult women are now available through the Returning Students Program 
of the Counseling Center. The funds are provided by the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation and 10- 
1 2 scholarships ranging from $300 to $600 will be awarded. 

To qualify, women must meet the following criteria by the application deadline of July 12: 

• women 25 years of age or older 

• admitted as full or part-time undergraduates at the University of Maryland, College Park 

• completion of at least half the credits necessary for the undergraduate degree (60 credits) 

In addition, special consideration will be given to women with verifiable financial need, women 
with disabilities (or family members with disabilities) and women pursuing their first undergradu- 
ate degree. 

Newcombe scholarship funds are for use during the Fall 1999 semester to cover partial tuition 
expenses as well as the cost of any off-campus supervised internship, books and fees, child-care or 
career-related costs. 

For more information, contact either Beverly Greenfeig or Barbara Goldberg at 314-7693-Thc 
deadline for applications is Monday, July 12. Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail. 



Library of American Broadcasting 
Receives Jerry Schatz Collection 



The Broadcast Pioneers Library of American 
Broadcasting (LAB), located in Horn bake Library, 
recently became the home of the Jerry (Tucker) 
Schatz Collection. Jerome 
Schatz worked as a child 
actor in Hollywood and New 
York in both film and radio 
during the 1930s and early 
1940s He took the stage 
name "Jerry Tucker" when a 
film executive told his par- 
ents that Schatz was "too eth- 
nic " He appeared in such 
films as "Sidewalks of New 
York" (1931) with Buster 
Keaton,"No Man of Her 
Own" (1932) with Carole 
Lombard, "Babes in Toyland" 
(1934) with Laurel and Hardy, 
"Captain January" (1 936) with Shirley Temple, 
and "Boys Town" (1938) with Spencer Tracy. 

Jerry Tucker's best known role, however, was 
as the spoiled rich kid in the "Our Gang" come- 
dies. His "Our Gang 'debut was a minor role in 
"Shiver My Timbers" (1931). From that small 



part, he went on to work in 18 "Our Gang" 
comedies including, "Hi-Neighbor" (1934) in 
which he played the rich kid with the slick fire 
engine. Jerry Tucker also 
appeared on several radio 
programs, including "Twenty 
Grand Salutes Your Birthday 
(1941) and a starring role in 
King Arthur Jr. ( 1 940-1 94 1 ). 
In the collection are scripts 
from radio shows (including 
one autographed by fellow 
performers Babe Ruth, 
Jimmy Dorsey and Gene 
Ticrney), a scrapbook docu- 
menting Jerry's career.pho- 
Schatz with Cary Grant, Randolf tographs, and Jerry's 
Scott and Roscoe Karris. Paramount Cubs baseball uni- 

form from his days as official 
team mascot. In 1 942 Jerry Schatz joined the 
Navy and served in World War II. After the war 
he worked as an engineer for RCA Global 
Communications until his retirement in 1985. 
Schatz currendy lives with his wife Myra in 
New York, 




Sewing Up 30 Years of Scholarship 




Last month, Gladys Marie Fry, professor In the department of English, was presented with 
a handmade quilt constructed by her colleagues. Fry Is retiring from the department after 
30 years of service. 



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June 15,1999 Outlook ^ 



Task Force To Study the Effects of Cult Activities 



At the request of the 
General Assembly last year, the 
governor created the Task 
Force to Study the Effects of 
Cult Activities on Public Senior 
Higher Education Institutions. 
The task force effort is under 
way, having held two meet- 
ings, which were open to the 
public during May and June. 
The task force is charged with 
obtaining information from 
members of the higher educa- 
tion community as well as the 
public regarding the extent to 
which there is cult activity 
within the university system of 



Maryland, St. Mary's College, 
and Morgan State University 
and to submit findings and rec- 
ommendations to the 
Governor and General 
Assembly by Sept. 30. 

"I think it is healthy that 
institutions of higher educa- 
tion can conduct open and fair 
self-examinations on topics of 
concerns," says Warren Keliey, 
executive assistant to the vice 
president for student affairs, 
and member of the task force. 
"Board of Regents member 
William Wood, chair of the task 
force, has demonstrated extra- 



ordinary leadership over a dif- 
ficult and controversial sub- 
ject," he adds. 

Keliey says the task force 
will continue to hold meetings 
that are open to the public 
through the summer. The next 
meeting is scheduled for 
Friday, June 18, 1 - 4 p.m. at 
Bowie State University in the 
Thurgood Marshall Library, sec- 
ond floor conference room. 

Several future meetings 
have been tentatively sched- 
uled, with locations to be 
determined: 
•Tuesday.June 29, 1999, 10 



a.m.- 4 p.m. 

•Wednesday, July 14, 1999, 10 

a.m.- 4 p.m. 

•Tuesdayjury 27, 1999, 10 a.m. 

- 4 p.m. 

•Monday, August 9, 1999, 10 

a.m. - 4 p.m. 

For more information, inter- 
ested parties should contact 
Maitland Dade, director of leg- 
islative affairs, University 
System of Maryland, 301-261; 
2143. 



Journalism Professor 
Maurine Beasicy was selected 
as the American Association 
of University Women 
Educational Foundation's 
1 999 Founders Distinguished 
Senior Scholar, In announcing 
the award, AAUW noted that 
it recognized her lifetime of 
outstanding college and uni- 
versity teacliing, an impres- 
sive publication record and 
the impact Bcasley has had 
on women in the journalism 
profession. 

The AAUW award, with a 
$ 1 ,000 prize, marks the sec- 
ond major honor for Beasley 
in recent weeks. She has also 
been approved for a Fulbright 
Scholarship that will take her 
to Jinan University in 
Guangzhou, China during the 
spring 2000 semester. 

A is ha Cooper, a senior fam- 
ily studies major and an 
employee of the Community 
Service Programs, was named 
one of 14 finalists for the 
Campus Compact's Howard 
R. Swearer Humanitarian 
award. 

As a finalist, Cooper will 
be listed in an award 
brochure which will be dis- 
tributed at the Education 
Commission of the States 
Annual Meeting. She will also 
be recognized in the summer 
edition of Compact Current, 
the Campus Compact 
newsletter. 

Aisha was nominated by 
President Dan Mote for the 
Swearer award because of her 
program, "Guns to Books 
2000: A Strategy for the Social 
and Educational 
Rehabilitation of Liberian 




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Youth," which she created in 
November 1997 while taking 
a service-learning class in 
education and human devel- 
opment. 

"Guns to Books" is a multi- 
service development and 
intervention program that 
provides educational and 
social support for Liberian 
youth who live in a country 
dealing with the aftermath of 
a seven-year civil war. 

Maryland student Kristin 
Marburg was recentiy award- 
ed the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship for the 1998- 
1999 academic year. Marburg 
is a junior in the environmen- 
tal science and policy pro- 
gram with concentrations in 
soil, water and land resources 
and in environmental politics 
and policy. 

The endowed Udall schol- 
arship was established in 
1992 to honor Congressman 
Morris K. Udall of Arizona — a 
champion of environmental 
issues, including die protec- 
tion and the preservation of 
natural resources.Tbe scholar- 
sliip provides $5,000 for edu- 
cational expenses. 

Kevin Miller, assistant to 
the dean of agriculture for 
legislative and corporate 
affairs, was appointed to the 
interim board of directors of 
the Friends of the Potomac. 

Friends of the Potomac is a 
non-profit corporation com- 
prising more than 160 local 
governments, businesses, non- 
profits and individuals from 
throughout the Potomac river 
basin. In July 1998, President 
Clinton designated the entire 




Last month, Students Sarah Anderson and Erin Melsel won 
first place In the advanced composition and technical writing 
categories respectively of the Professional Writing Contest. 

The awards were presented on May 14 In Susquehanna Hall. 
Rebecca McCoy and Eric Hartley won the second and third 
place In the advanced composition category. In the technical 
writing category, the second place went to Mira Shiloach, and 
Michelle Marlon and Evrtlkl Voyatzls shared third place. 



Potomac river watershed as 
one of the nation's 14 
American Heritage Rivers. The 
heritage rivers are expected 
to serve as models for innova- 
tive, economically successful 
and ecologically sustainable 
approaches to river conserva- 
tion, restoration and revital- 
ization. 

Two professors in the 
counseling psychology doc- 
toral program were recendy 
selected fellows by the 
American Psychological 
Association. 

Associate professor Don 
Pope- Davis was selected for 
APA's Division of Counseling 
Psychology, while associate 
professor Ruth Fassinger was 
named fellow in both the 
Division of Counseling 
Psychology and the Society 



for the Psychological Study of 
Lesbian and Gay Issues. 
Both Pope-Davis and 
Fassinger serve in the depart- 
ment of counseling and per- 
sonnel services in the College 
of Education at the University 
of Maryland. 

Ruth Zerwitz, physics 
department coordinator, was 
selected as an Outstanding 
Advisor Certificate of Merit 
recipient as part of the 1999 
National Academic Advising 
Association's National Awards 
Program. The award is pre- 
sented to individuals who 
have demonstrated qualities 
associated with outstanding 
academic advising of stu- 
dents. Zerwitz is one of 24 
advisors honored with a cer- 
tificate of merit this year in 
the nationwide competition. 



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Symposium 

Spotlights HCWs 

Newest Technologies 

Floods of digital data can 
be channeled into streams of 
useful information if one has 
the right "tools." Many of 
these tools are being devel- 
oped at the Human- 
Computer Interaction 
Laboratory (HCfL). HCIL 
researchers will share their 
latest sanity- saving, produc- 
tivity-enhancing technolo- 
gies during the laboratory's 
16th Annual Symposium and 
Open House. The events take 
place on Thursday, June 17 
and Friday, June 18, and will 
feature small group work- 
shops, lectures and laborato- 
ry demonstrations. 

Pre-symposium work- 
shops will be held from 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 17. On 
June 18, symposium lectures 
will be presented from 8:30 
a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed 
by the open house demon- 
strations from 2:30 to 5:30 
p.m. 

HCIL researchers come 
from many areas of campus 
including computer science, 
psychology, library and infor- 
mation services, and educa- 
tion. The laboratory is direct- 
ed by Ben Shneiderman, an 
internationally recognized 
expert in human- computer 
interaction. Shneiderman is a 
leader among those who 
think that computers are 
tools that should be 
improved by making them 
more reliable and easier for 
humans to use rather than 
by anthropomorphizing 
computers with programs 
that attempt to "think 7 ' for 
their users. Shneiderman 
most recently was profiled 
in the March issue of 
Scientific A merican. 

The symposium lectures 
will be held in Tyser 
Auditorium (Room 1212) in 
Van Munching Hall. 
Registration is required in 
advance. Information on 
workshop locations will be 
given to attendees when 
they register. 

For more information or 
registration materials visit 
their Web site at 
<www. cs. umd . edu/hcil/abo 
ut/events/open-house- 
99/registration.shtml>, call 
Cecilia Kullman 405-0304 or 
e-mail cecilia@umiacs, 
umd.edu. 



S Outlook June 15,1999 



National Orchestral Institute Molds the Future of Music 



The best and the brightest of the country's young 
musicians will gather from June 4 through 27 for the 
National Orchestral Institute, a three-week intensive 
orchestral training program sponsored by the School 
of Music. 

The event culminates in three 
public performances by the vis- 
iting musicians who will per- 
form one symphony each week 
under a world-renowned con- 
ductor. 

Established in 1987, the NOI 
seeks to help young students 
make the transition from acade- 
mia to professional orchestras 
by offering them a chance to 
hone their performance skills. 
"It's a three-week push to give 
students the professional experi- 
ence they need for the real 
world," says Don Reinhold, direc- 
tor of the NOI. 

"The performance pieces we 
choose are selected both for 
their challenging difficulty and 
because they are representative 
of what these students will 
probably play many times as 




professional musicians," says Reinhold. 

Each week, NOI students will train with one 
distinguished conductor in preparation for a 
public performance on Saturday night. The 90 
NOI students were cho- 
sen fiom more than 700 
auditions nationwide. 
The NOI's concert 
schedule is as follows: 

June l9:MarUnAslop, 
conductor 

John Adams: The 
Chairman Dances 

Prokofiev: Suites from 
Romeo and Juliet 

Beethoven: Symphony # 3 
("The Eroica") 

June 26: Maximiano Valdes, 

conductor 

Revueltas: Sensemaya 
Debussy: Gigues and 

Iberia from Images for 

Orchestra 

Sibelius: Symphony * 5 

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in 




Tawes Theatre on the College Park campus. Tickets are 
$ 1 2 for general admission, $ 10 for senior citizens, 
and $ 5 for students. For tickets, call (301) 405-6538. 

In addition to these concerts, three chamber music 
evenings will be offered as part of NOI. These recitals 
will be held at 8. p.m. in Ulrich Recital Hall in the 
Tawes Fine Arts Building. Admission is free but seating 
is limited. The schedule is as follows: 

June 17:The Coolidgc String Quartet 

June 22: NOI Chamber Music Ensembles 




L&S Seeking Advisor- 
Volunteers 

Letters and Sciences (L&S) seeks 
faculty, research associates, profes- 
sional-level staff members and full- 
time Ph.D. students to advise up to 
five L&S students this fall.The L&S 
students would like to explore their 
academic options before declaring a 
major. Full-time master's students in 
the colleges of business, education 
and architecture are also encouraged 
to participate.A 2.5-hour preparation 
session wul be offered several times 
this summer, along with a one-day 
freshman orientation event. 

For more information, e-mail 
Wendy Whittemore at 
wwhitte@deans.umd.edu. Include a 
local/campus mailing address at 
which an information and sign-up 
packet may be sent. 

4th Friday is Now 1st Friday 

The free and fun-filled customer- 
service refresher sessions, once 
known as, "4th Friday for Front- 
Liners," have been renamed " 1st 
Friday for Front- Liners." 

Designed for those who meet and 
greet students, visitors and customers 
face-to-face and on the phone, the 
next two sessions are scheduled for 
Sept. 3, 1999 and Feb. 4, 2000, in 



room 1 100 of Memorial Chapel from 
10:30 a.m. to noon. Staff supervisors 
are welcome. 

Call Campus Visitor Advocate, Nick 
Kovalakides to reserve your spot for 
the sessions 314-9866. 

Book Center becomes Barnes 
& Noble 

The University Book Center is 
now under the management of 
Barnes & Noble. 

All products and services will con- 
tinue to be offered to the campus 
community. However, department 
purchases will require a small pro- 
curement order, SM, or your depart- 
ment's credit card. 

If your department uses an SM, 
please make it out to: 
FEI# 132536119 
Vendor: Barnes & Noble 
University Book Center 
Stamp Student Union 
College Park, MD 20742 

If there are any questions during 
this management transition period, 
call Paul Maloni at 314-7837 or e-mail 
pmaIoni@union.umd.edu. 

Hosts Needed for Humphrey 
Fellows 

Hosts are needed for the 1999- 
2000 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, 



mid-career journalists and govern- 
ment administrators from developing 
countries who will arrive on August 
14 for an academic year at the uni- 
versity. 

Hosts are asked to meet fellows at 
a local airport, provide meals and 
accommodations for at least one 
night, and bring fellows to College 
Park the next day. Hosts are encour- 
aged to continue contact with 
Fellows throughout their stay in the 
area. This year, the program will wel- 
come fellows from Uruguay, 
Guatemala, Zambia, Zimbabwe, China 
(PRC), Madagascar, Tunisia, Cameroon, 
Vietnam, Bosnia, Herzegovina and the 
Palestinian National Authority. 

For more information or to volun- 
teer, contact Meg McCuUy at 405- 
2513, mmccully@jmail.umd.edu, or 
Bill Eaton at 405-2415, 
beaton@jmail.umd.edu.To learn more 
about the Humphrey Program, 
see <www.inform.umd.edu/ 
JOUR/Humphrey> 

Conference Call 

The Center for the Study of 
Troubling Behavior, department of 
special education, sponsors a confer- 
ence on alternative education for 
troubled youth, July 15,8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., at University College's Inn 
and Conference Center. 

The conference features two 
nationally prominent keynote speak- 
ers and 15 workshops on topics, 
including prevention of school dis- 
ruption and successful education 
programs for adolescents with emo- 
tional or behavioral difficulties. The 
registration fee of $65 for 
faculty/staff and $30 for full-time stu- 
dents includes continental breakfast, 



lunch, free parking. CEUs available. To 
register by e-mail: sml06@umail. 
umd.edu or call 405-6483. 

Summer Crab Feasts at the 
Rossbo rough Inn 

Join the Rossborough Inn on the 
patio as it hosts several traditional 
Summertime Maryland Crab Feasts 
featuring all you can eat Maryland 
Steamed Crabs. The crab feasts takes 
place on the patio at 6 p. m on July 2, 
Aug. 27 and September 17.The price 
is $45.00 per person. 

For more information or reserva- 
tions, please call 314-8013. 

Society for Conservation 
Biology Annual Meeting 
The graduate program in 
Sustainable Development and 
Conservation Biology and the 
Smithsonian Institution's Institute of 
Conservation Biology will host a five- 
day symposium, "Integrating Policy 
and Science in Conservation 
Biology." The meeting will take place 
June 17-21 on campus with some 
activities to be scheduled at the 
Smithsonian's Museum of Natural 
History and the National Zoological 
Park. The opening plenary session's 
featured speaker .Bruce Babbitt, 
Secretary of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, will appear Thursday 
evening at 8 p.m. at Tawes Theater. 
The five-day meeting will feature 
exhibits, workshops, discussions, 
paper and poster sessions. More 
information is available at 
<www.inform.umd.edu/scb>.