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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 13 .Number 32 . July 20, 1999 



Microsoft 
Agreement, 
page 3 

The Scoop on 
Shakespeare, 

page 4 




University Tops Fund-Raising Record 
for the Second Straight Year 



The last year of the century was a very good 
year for the University of Maryland's fund-rais- 
ers. In feet, it was the best year ever. 

Just a year after setting an all-time record of 
$77 million in funds raised, the Bold 
Vision*Brighi Future Campaign topped that mark 
with more than $81.7 million 
raised in 1998-99, President Dan 
Mote announced last week. More 
than $ 14.6 million came in during 
June, the fourth highest monthly 
total in university history. 

"When I arrived here last 
September, I was told we had a 
record-setting year in '97-98 and 
not to get my hopes up that we 
would do it again," Mote says, "But 
we did. thanks in large part to a 
couple of very significant gifts by 
great friends of the university on 
the eve of my inauguration in 
April. This year clearly demon- 
strates for everyone the depth of 
potential support for the 
University of Maryland by its 
alumni and friends." 

"One thing I have learned is 
that people want to support win- 




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ners,"Mote says. "This university's recent fund- 
raising success is a direct reflection of our rapid- 
ly growing reputation as a major academic and 
research institution that is key to the future of 
this state and region. The generosity of our sup- 
porters is essential to our continuing advance." 
In addition, the university last 
year received a $5 million com- 
mitment from alumnus and entre- 
preneur Jeong Kim for engineer- 
ing scholarships, professorships 
and a building endowment, as 
well as gifts and pledges of $ 1 
million or more for the Alumni 
Center and its programs, the 
Academy of Leadership, the Clark 
School of engineering, the Smith 
School of business, information 
technology initiatives, athletics 
and the colleges of journalism 
and computer, math and physical 
sciences. 

"A lot of people really didn't 
expect us to be able to match or 
even closely approach last year's 
fund-raising results," says Bill 



Continued on page 2 



Returning Campus Community to See 
Numerous Library Changes 



Electronic access to information allows the 
campus community to reach the library without 
walking through the front door. But those who 
make their way to McKeldin and Hornbake 
libraries this fall will discover changes geared to 
dramatically improve facilities and services at 
both locations. The end result will be the estab- 
lishment of McKeldin Library as a central cam- 
pus library facility, and the transformation of 
Hornbake Library into a special collections and 
archives library. 

What began in 1997 as an ambitious task of 
rethinking library services and facilities was 
gradually transformed into action last September 
when Phase I of a four-phased 
renovation/conversion project 
was launched. As part of this 
effort, the first floor of 
McKeldin Library was remod- 
eled to create an improved 
information, reference and 
referral desk.The public work- 
station area was significantly 
expanded and three new user 
education rooms were 
designed and outfitted with 
state-of-the-art equipment.At 
the same time, undergraduate 
periodicals and reference col- 
lections and services from 
Hornbake library were incor- 
porated into McKeldin Library. 



Phase n recendy got under way and the 
resulting changes will be evident to students, 
faculty and others returning to the campus this 
fall. The late night study room at Hornbake lias 
been closed, becoming a closed stacks storage 
area for the Hornbake circulating collection and 
selected materials from the Chemistry, Art and 
Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries, and 
certain compact shelving locations in McKeldin. 

To accommodate "night owls " a new late 
night services unit will be established in 
McKeldin at the start of the fall semester. The 

Continued on page 7 





Brodie Remington 



Maryland Taps Brodie 

Remington as New VR for 

University Relations 

Brodie Remington, a long-time university advance- 
ment professional with successful campaign experience 
at major public and private universities, has been 
appointed vice president for university relations at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, effective Sept. 15. 

Remington will be responsi- 
ble for development, including 
management of Bold 
Vision 'Bright Future, the uni- 
versity's $350 million cam- 
paign, as well as alumni rela- 
tions, marketing, communica- 
tions and media relations. 

"Brodie Remington has an 
extraordinary track record in 
creating and building successful 
development programs at major 
public and Ivy League universi- 
ties," says President Dan Mote 
"At the University of Oregon, the 
University of Pennsylvania and at Trinity College he has 
had remarkable success in campaigns and in managing 
university advancement staffs. We are most fortunate to 
have someone of this stature join the senior manage- 
ment team as we move into the next century." 

Remington has been vice president of development 
and alumni programs at Trinity College in Hartford, 
Conn., since 1996 and has recently concluded a success- 
ful $100 million capital campaign for that private libera! 
arts college, raising $ 1 1 5 million. He previously served 
six years as vice president of public affairs and develop- 
ment at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he 
planned and executed a campaign that raised $252 mil- 
lion on a $150 million goal. 

Prior to his position at Oregon, Remington planned 
and implemented a $1 billion campaign that concluded 
with $1.4 billion raised as associate vice president for 
development and university relations at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He also served as director of corporate and 
foundation relations there. 

"I am humbled and honored to have this exceptional 
opportunity to move an already first-class development 
program at the University of Maryland to a higher level," 
Remington says. "Maryland is an institution on the move, 
with unparalleled prospects for achieving eminence 
among the nation's very best research universities. It is a 
privilege to work with President Mote, and I eagerly 
look forward to joining the university's talented team of 
administrators, faculty, staff and volunteer leaders in ser- 
vice to the state of Maryland and the nation." 

Remington has been prominent in community organi- 
zations in each of his previous locations, as well as in 
professional organizations such as the Council for the 
Advancement and Support of Education, the National 
Society of Fundraising Executives and the National 
Association of State Universities and Land Grant 
Colleges. 

Remington replaces Reid Crawford, who resigned last 
Jail. Former engineering dean William Destler served as 
interim vice president during the national search. 



2 Outlook July 20,1999 



LaPlaca Named Chair of Board of Visitors 

Ray laPlaca, vice chair of the University of Maryland Board of 
Visitors since its founding in 1993, has been named chair of the 
board, which provides guidance to die university in its efforts to 
become one of the nation's pre-eminent universities as mandated 
in the Flagship legislation of 1988. 

"This is a very exciting time for the university and for the Board of 
Visitors," says LaPlaca. "With Dan Mote's leadership as president, and 
with the growing support of the governor and legislative leaders, we 
are in the best position ever to realize our goal of national eminence.'' 

LaPlaca is a partner with the Upper Marlboro law firm of 
Knight, Manzi, Nussbaum and LaPlaca, and is a 1959 graduate of 
the University of Maryland. He succeeds John Lauer.who has 
chaired the board since its inception. 

LaPlaca is active in the support of numerous education and 
social organizations. He also serves on the Boards of Visitors of the 
University of Maryland Law School and the University of Maryland 
Medical System Shock Trauma Center, and is a board member of 
the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Greater 
Washington Board of Trade, and a past member of the Federal City 
Council, among others. 

The 32-member Board of Visitors, a select group of nationally 
recognized business, civic and educational leaders, serves as an 
advisory and advocacy panel for the university, providing direc- 
tion for the president and his staff, and working with state offi- 
cials to represent the university's needs. 



University Tops Fund-Raising Record 
for the Second Straight Year 



continued from page 1 

Destler, interim vice president 
for University Advancement, 
who oversees the campaign. 
"Fortunately, our friends and 
alumni have great confidence in 
us and can see what is happen- 
ing here. These last two years 
demonstrate that we are mov- 
ing upward sharply as a major 
university. I am very proud of 
the University Advancement 



staff for all of their hard work 
and dedication." 

After four years, the total for 



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up of nationally 
rs, serves as an 
>roviding direc- 
with state offi- 




the Bold Vision 'Bright Future 
Campaign stands at 
$250,204,597 (71.5% of goal), 
with three years remaining to 
reach a $350 million goal. 

"I feel completely confident 
that we will easily surpass the 
original campaign goal," Mote 
says. "This is only the begin- 
ning." 






University-Led 'Deep Impact' Mission to Excavate and 
Study Comet's Nucleus Wins NASA Approval 



A University of Maryland proposed space mission to 
penetrate deep into the nucleus of a comet and uncov- 
er secrets about the origin of the solar system has won 
approval by NASA. The $240 million mission — which 
was conceived by University of Maryland astronomy 
professor Michael A'Hearn — will be the first to study 
the interior of a comet, which astronomers believe 
contains material unchanged since the formation of 
the solar system. 

"we are excited NASA selected 'Deep Impact' from 
among five strong mission proposals," says A'Hearn, 
principal investigator for the mission and one of the 
world's leading experts on comets. "And we are even 
more excited about the scientific potential of this mis- 
sion. It promises to gready further our understanding 
of the composition of comets and of the materials and 
processes that led to the formation of the planets and 
other bodies in our solar system. Learning more about 
the composition of comets also should help us better 
understand the past history and future risks of comet 
impacts with the earth." 

The launch of the Deep Impact mission is planned 
for January 2004. The schedule calls for the mission to 
reach its target, comet Tempel 1, at the beginning of 
July 2005 with impact on July 4. The spacecraft will 
actually consist of two craft that will separate when 
the comet is reached. The first craft is an instrument 
platform that will fly slowly by the comet and record 
data and images of the impact, crater formation and 
comet interior. The second craft is the "impactor," 
which, upon reaching Tempel 1, will separate from the 
flyby craft and be propelled at 10 kilometers per sec- 
ond into a target site on the sunlit side of the comet. 
The kinetic energy of the 500 kilogram copper 
impactor is expected to create a large (120 meters 
diameter), deep (25 meters) crater and vaporize the 
impactor in the process. 

Optical and infrared instruments on the flyby craft 
will provide visual images and infrared spectral map- 
ping of the impact and crater. In the visual range, a 
high-resolution camera will provide detailed images 
while a medium resolution one will provide targeting 



information and views of the complete crater and 
nucleus. The craft will have redundant storage of data 
to guard against any data loss. 

"Because the impact will be spectacular and observ- 
able from Earth, the mission should be of great interest 
to the public and will provide a tremendous opportu- 
nity for students and others to learn more about 
comets, the formation of the solar system and the role 
of comets in the history of Earth," says Lucy McFadden, 
an associate research scientist in the department of 
astronomy and director of education and public out- 
reach for the Deep Impact mission. 




According to McFadden, the public will have oppor- 
tunities to be direcdy engaged in the mission by view- 
ing the July 4th impact both through small telescopes 
and in nearly real time images from the flyby craft that 
will be received on earth minutes after the impact 
occurs. 



Amateur and professional astronomers around the 
world will be enlisted to host viewing parties that will 
provide the public with a chance to directly partici- 
pate in the mission and see the impact. Millions of peo- 
ple will likely be able to view the impact at home on 
cheirTV sets as well, because images from the flyby 
craft will be made available via satellite to television 
stations and other media outlets around the world. 

In addition, information and images about the mission 
and its findings will be made available to students and 
the public through a mission web site and educational 
materials that will be provided to schools. It is expected 
the web site will become active by the end of this 
month <www.ss.astro.umd.edu/deepimpact/>. 

In addition to the University of Maryland-led science 
team, the mission partners are the Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory 0PL) in Pasadena, Calif., and Ball Aerospace 
and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colo. The tech- 
nical implementation is managed by JPL with Ball 
responsible for all flight hardware. 

The Deep Impact mission was selected by NASA as 
one of its next Discovery Missions in a two-stage 
process that began in March of 1998 when the agency 
put out a call for proposals. In November of 1998, 
Deep Impact was one of five finalists judged by NASA 
to have die best science value from among the 26 full 
proposals the agency had received. In addition to Deep 
Impact, these finalists included mission proposals to 
orbit and map Mercury, return samples from the two 
small moons of Mars, study the interior of Jupiter and 
investigate the middle atmosphere of Venus. Teams for 
the five finalists each received $375,000 to conduct a 
four-month implementation and feasibility study 
focused on cost, management and technical plans, 
including plans for small business involvement and 
educational outreach. The final stage of the process 
concluded with NASA's July 7 announcement of the 
selection of two of these missions, Deep Impact and 
the mission to map Mercury. 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-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 heart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Havyes, Editor; 

Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; Valshall Honawar, Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus 

information are welcome. Please submtt all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 

20742.Telephone (301) 405-4629; e-mali outlook@accmail.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ 



July 20,1999 Outlook 3 



Microsoft Licensing Agreement to Benefit Campus 



An agreement between the 
University of Maryland and Microsoft 
will give campus staff and faculty free 
access to a host of Microsoft products, 
including operating systems upgrades 
and desktop productivity tools. The 
agreement was signed last week and 
software is expected to be available for 
distribution by early August. 

The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement 
(MSEA) was authorized for the universi- 
ty by President Mote. Under the three- 
year agreement, members of the 
Maryland Education Enterprise 
Consortium (MEEC), which includes all 
University System of Maryland institu- 
tions, can purchase software at signifi- 
cantiy discounted rates. 

The agreement provides licensing 
rights to a suite of Microsoft products, 
including Office Professional, Office for 
Mac, Works, Front Page for Mac and PC, 
Visual Studio Professional, and Back 
Office Client Access. Faculty and staff 
will also have access to a 32-bit OS 



upgrade. Macintosh versions of the vari- 
ous application packages will also be 
available. 

The license is for institutionally 
owned desktop computers but a Work- 
At-Home (WAH) license permits faculty 
and staff to install the same software 
on their home computers to resolve 
compatibility issues when working 
from home. However, faculty 
and staff must use the WAH 
software only for uses 
approved in the campus's 
acceptable use policy, and 
must discontinue use when 
they leave the employment of 
the university. 

There are several advantages to par- 
ticipating in the software licensing 
agreement. The use of common soft- 
ware reduces support costs and makes 
training costs easier to manage, in addi- 
tion to easing the process of exchange 
of electronic files and information. 

The new agreement will also simpli- 




fy the administrative process for soft- 
ware distribution. The Office of 
Information Technology will be han- 
dling the implementation of the agree- 
ment to faculty and staff through its 
Software Licensing Office. 

"When the Microsoft products are 
made available to us there will be sev- 
eral distribution methods," said 
David Arsenault, manager of 
the Office of Information 
Technology Software 
Licensing Office.They will 
be distributed on CDs to 
identified contacts for fur- 
ther dissemination within their 
departments and will also be avail- 
able for download via the MSEA Web 
site. In the near future, software licens- 
ing will also provide additional CD dis- 
tribution for media and duplication 
costs. 

The agreement recognizes that an 
increasing number of faculty and staff 
are using Microsoft products and sim- 



ply makes it easier, and less expensive, 
for those who do wish to use them. 
"This does not make us a Microsoft- 
only campus," said Don Riley, chief 
information officer. The use of the 
Microsoft products is completely volun- 
tary and software licensing will contin- 
ue to provide many other packages, 
including WordPerfect. 

The MEEC Is a newly formed agree- 
ment among K-l 2, public and indepen- 
dent institutions in Maryland, started at 
the request of USM chancellor Donald 
Langenberg. It is the first education 
consortium of its kind to work with 
Microsoft to create a unique licensing 
arrangement for software important to 
K12 and higher education. The USM is 
the lead customer contracting on 
behalf of the MEEC, which currently 
has 65 member institutions. 

For more information on the 
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, visit 
<www. oit . umd . e du/msea> . 



Cutting-edge program is ranked among top in the country 

'Old Lady" HESP Celebrates Half Century of Listening and Learning 



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It's a relatively easy day at the hear- 
ing and speech department on a hot 
Thursday afternoon. In the clinic, an 
ins true tor and her student are practic- 
ing speech lessons behind a cubicle 
with a one-way screen. In another small 
room resembling a broadcast studio, a 
man is getting his hearing tested. 

Down the hall, an instructor is clear- 
ing up a colorful room that looks like a 
daycare but is actually a specialized 
center for children with hearing and 
speech disabilities. In her book-lined 
office, Nan Ratner, director of the uni- 
versity's hearing and speech sciences 
program (HESP), is finalizing prepara- 
tions for the 50th 
anniversary of the 
clinic (celebrated 
June 25 and 26). 

It's actually the 
52nd anni versa ry, 
but Ratner and her 
staff learned that 
only recently, after 
they chanced upon 
some old records 

showing the clinic was already running 
in 1947. Ratner smiles as she says the 
clinic was trying to hide its age, "like 
any old lady." 

But the clinic's working very hard, 
especially for an "old lady." Every year, 
as many as 2,000 patients are seen 
here. And there's usually a six-month- 
long waiting list for new patients. Since 
it was founded the clinic has treated 
35,000 patients. 

The statistics are not surprising. After 
all, as Ratner points out, they provide 
state-of-the-art care at a fraction of the 
price one would pay at other clinics. 
Treatment is provided to people of all 
ages for a variety of communication 
problems like aphasia (speech impair- 
ment due to acute brain damage), 
developmental language delay, articula- 
tion, fluency, voice and hearing, among 



other things. 

At the Language-Learning Early- 
Advantage Program (LEAP), treatment is 
given to preschoolers with specific lan- 
guage impairment — "a condition in 
which a child doesn't have language 
ability but no one knows why," Ratner 
says, adding that five percent of chil- 
dren in the country have some form of 
specific language impairment. 

A substantial number of their 
patients are from the campus commu- 
nity, says Ratner, adding that they are 
provided with extremely low-cost ser- 
vices — even lower than what outsiders 
are charged "because they are family." 
Students, she says, 
usually come to the 
clinic with prob- 
lems like stuttering. 
There are, she says, 
very few specialists 
in the field and 
"when students 
come to us they 
usually haven't 
been able to find 
anybody to work with them. We also 
see certain numbers of students with 
voice problems and others who have 
suffered head injuries in auto accidents 
and have problems recovering speech 
functions."The clinic also treats stu- 
dents and faculty who have accents 
and want to be more intelligible. 

HESP, part of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), 
offers undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams and Ph.D. specializations in audi- 
ology and speech-language pathology. 
"We have 200 undergrade, 65 graduate 
students and about 10 doctoral stu- 
dents," Ratner says, adding: "We have 
one of the biggest masters' programs 
on campus." 

The motive at HESP, she says, is two- 
pronged. "We are here to serve the 
community, but we are also here to 




educate. We are probably the 
primary site in the state of 
Maryland for educating 
speech-language pathologists. 
Our mission as a department 
is to teach people how to be 
speech pathologists and audi- 
ologists and the only way to 
do that is to run a clinic." 
Which is one of the reasons 
for their rock-bottom prices 
for services rendered. 

But these services, as 
Ratner points out, are among 
the best one can find any- 
where. The department com- 
prises experts in top technolo- 
gies in the field, including the 
latest addition, an expert in 
cochlear implants. It is, Ratner 
says excitedly, technology for 
the next millennium. 
"Cochlear implants are hearing aids 
that stimulate a nerve to the brain 
direcdy and they are in stalled inside 
the brain. Our newest hire develops 
cochlear implants." 

The department was one of the earli- 
est of its kind in the country when it 
was founded over five decades ago. 
Since then, Ratner says, it has seen many 
changes, mainly "because the field has 
changed a lot." It was less clear 50 years 
ago what language impairment was and 
kids weren't tested early on, as they are 
today, she says. In audiology too there 
have been many changes, as hearing 
aids have gone from being large and not 
very functional to being small and pow- 





erful. "We also have better tests for very 
young people than banging pots behind 
their heads," she says. 

Apart from gaining recognition and 
respect on campus, the HESP program 
has found recognition in the outside 
world as well. This year, the US News 
and World Report ranked both its pro- 
grams in the low 30s, in a survey of 
more than 250 similar programs. The 
department also has been featured on 
NBC's "Dateline" and ABC's "Nightline" 
in the past year. 

Pretty good showing for programs 
almost closed down several years ago 
due to a number of problems, mainly 
monetary. "It's expensive to run these 
programs and sometimes budgets get 
really tight," Ratner says. But today, she 
says,"we've come a long way from the 
notion that programs like this one may 
be expensive and hence expendable. 
There is a realization of the importance 
of such a program." 

— VAISHAU HONAWAR 






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Free Shakespeare and Scoops Draw Fans 



Seven hundred of the Bard's fans 
turned out for a sweet treat and a free 
performance of "As You Like It" at 
Tawes Theatre July 11. Seats went 
quickly for the performance, a produc- 
tion of the Olney Theatre for the Arts 
Summer Shakespeare Festival. 

Audience members got a taste not 
only of Shakespeare but also of Ice 
cream. The Dairy provided free scoops 
of its famed university-made frozen 
confection, bringing smiles to fans 
both young and old. 




Photos by Stan Barouh 




July 20,1999 Outlook 5 



Getting Ready for an Electronic Workplace 

Campus Takes a Step toward 'Paperless Environment' 



The university Is moving a cyber- 
step closer to a paperless environment 
with the recent implementation of the 
Electronic Workplace Readiness 
Initiative. The goal of the program is to 
train staff and faculty who need assis- 
tance with the basics of computer 
applications like Windows 98 and 
Netscape, says William Reinke, director 
of operations and enterprise applica- 
tions within the Office of Information 
Technology. 

The updating of computer skills is 
necessary because within die next 12- 
24 months, electronic forms and appli- 
cations will be phascd-in through areas 
such as personnel, payroll, travel, pur- 
chasing, budgeting, accounting and 
equipment inventory. 

"When fully implemented, employ- 
ees will initiate personnel and business 
transactions using a desktop computer," 
according to the Electronic Workplace 
Readiness Web site 
< www. acctrain . umd . edu/e work>. 
"Paper forms will disappear and our 
current, cumbersome, time-consuming 
manual procedures will be replaced by 
a stream-lined electronic process." 

Currently there are some online 
applications in use, including the 
Administrative Resource Enterprise 
Service <www.ares.umd.edu>. It pro- 
vides faculty and staff an opportunity 
to view a wealth of administrative infor- 



mation online, plus the ability to verify 
and update personal data and informa- 
tion via the Web site. In the future, even 
more services will be automated, 
including timesheets, expense reim- 
bursements and purchase requisitions, 
says Reinke. 

Last April the division of administra- 
tive services began to sponsor a contin- 
uing schedule of Electronic Workplace 
Readiness training classes for faculty 
and staff who want to gain basic com- 
puting skills required for the new elec- 
tronic workplace. 

This summer several sessions are 
available covering an introduction to 
Windows 98 and Netscape, says Bridget 
Battaglini, coordinator of the readiness 
classes. "We try to get the employees 
more comfortable with viewing infor- 
mation online, as well as going to the 
Web to get the information they need," 
says Battaglini. 

The three-and-a-half-hour classes are 
led by an industry professional from 
CompUSA. The university collaborated 
with the computer superstore so the 
class materials and teaching methods 
are tailored for university employees. 
All classes take place at Patapsco 
Training Facility on Paint Branch 
Parkway and the cost is $50. 

Battaglini encourages staff and facul- 
ty who aren't familiar with current 
computer software, or those who are 



self-taught on applications, to take the 
class. Employees can print out a self- 
assessment quiz online at <www.acc- 
train . umd . edu/ework/assessment . html> 
to evaluate their skills and see if they 
would benefit from the training classes. 

In addition to the classes, the 
Patapsco Training Facility features walk- 
in hours for university employees on 
Tuesdays and Fridays. "This allows 
employees to come over and receive 
one-on-one computer tutoring in the 
Windows 98 operating system, 
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, 
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word 
and web browser usage," says Battaglini. 

The readiness classes and computer 
lab walk-in hours are just two steps in 
moving the university toward a "paper- 
less environment," says Reinke. "To do 
business effectively, we have to be 
effective in automating our processes." 

The Electronic Workplace Readiness 
Initiative is a collaborative project 
between the Office of the Vice 
President for Administrative Affairs, 
Personnel Services and the Office of 
Information Technology. 

For more information or to register 
for classes, visit the Web site at 
<www.acctrain.umd.edu/ework >. 

— LONDA SCOTT FORTE 




What Do 

You 
Know? 



Staff will be 
required to have a basic set of 
computer competency skills to be 
successful In the electronic work- 
place. 

Basic Computer Competencies 
Ability to use a mouse to execute 
basic computer commands. 
Ability to use an internet browser, 
such as Explorer or Netscape. 

• Launch browser. 

• Navigate through pages 

■ Use bookmarks. 

■ Understand and use URLS. 

• Ability to use e-mail. 

Comfortable with Graphical User 
Interface (GUI) applications like 
Windows, MacOS, etc. 

• Manipulating windows. 

• Tbolbars. 

• Dialog boxes. 

• Menu bars and menu 
commands. 

■ Min/Max buttons. 







How Visitor-Friendly 
is Your Building? 

Do you remember the first day you 
walked into your building? Did you get lost? 
Or was it easy to find your way to the room 
number you were given? Are today's visitors 
to your building being treated any better? 

Q.What constitutes a visitor-friendly build- 
ing? 

A. A building that enables a first-time visitor 
to find what she or he is looking for without 
having to ask someone. 

Tips on making a building visitor-friendly: 
1. Determine your building's most popular 
entrances and place a directory board within 
each. 

a. The directory should depict all of your 
building's most visited destinations. They 
could include colleges, departments, offices, 
centers and labs, as well as key personnel. 

b. Each entry should be listed in alphabetical 
order with the appropriate room number to 
its right. 

c. Avoid these common mistakes: grouping 



entries by floor, listing rooms in numerical 
order and listing names without alphabetiz- 
ing them. (These methods force visitors to 
scan the entire directory in order to find the 
office/person they seek.) 

d. If key personnel must be listed in ranking 
order at the top of the board, include them 
in the alphabetical listing. 

e. White plug-in letters on a black glass- 
encased board should be used only when 
the list of entries will not need to be 
changed each semester. 

f. Printed listings, enlarged on paper, are best 
when changes need to be made each semes- 
ter. 

2. Ensure that there are directional signs at 
the exit of stairwells, opposite elevators and 
where hallways come to a corner or a "T," 
indicating where rooms are located. 

At this point, you could be saying to your- 
self, "Hey, If I found my way, our next visitor 
can do the same thing." Or, you could recog- 
nize the need to improve your building and 
do something about it. 

If you choose to the latter and could use 
some help, contact Nick Kovalakides, cam- 
pus visitor advocate, at 314-9893. 

—NICK KOVALAKIDES 



Free Gardening Advice In 
Your Own Backyard 



Japanese beedes bug your roses, spots appear on your 
tomatoes and you're ready to throw in your gardening gloves. 
Don't despair. The Home and Garden Information Center, a 
service of the Maryland Cooperative Extension, University of 
Maryland, offers free expert advice to help keep your land- 
scape healthy. 

The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) was 
established in 1989 to address the growing public demand in 
Maryland communities for home horticulture and pest control 
information. The center has experts in the disciplines of plant 
pathology, horticulture and entomology. These specialists are 
assisted by horticulture consultants who provide gardening 
advice over the telephone to Maryland residents. 

Phone consultants provide accurate, up-to-date information 
and advice on plant diseases, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, 
lawns, flowers and shrubs, houseplants, indoor and outdoor 
pest problems and other related information. 

The Center has free fact sheets and audio tapes on how to 
solve a variety of common plant and pest problems. Citizens 
can refer to the Web site <www.agnr.umd.edu/users/hgio 
and diagnose their own plant problems on-line. 

For gardening help, call the HGIC hotline at 1^800-342-2507 
between 8 a.m.-l p.m., Monday 
through Friday. The out-of- 
state number is 410- 
531-1757. 
Recorded infor- 
mation, includ- 
ing updated 
tips in 23 
subject 
areas, can be 
accessed 24 
hours each 
day. 




6 Outlook July 20,1999 




muumu 



NOTABLE 




The Council for 
Advancement and Support of 
Education (CASE) presented 
several of its annual Circle of 
Excellence Awards to 
University Advancement 
staffers; 

* The university's Website 
won the silver medal (among 
the top three sites in the 
country. 

* College Park Magazine 
won the silver medal (among 
the top three magazines with 
circulation above 50,000) 

* John Consoli, university 
photographer and creative 
director of College Park 
Magazine, won the photogra- 
pher of the year, silver medal. 

Physics Professor J. Robert 
Dorfman is serving on the 
committee appointed to 
review the physics depart- 
ment at the University of 
Oregon at Eugene. 

Thomas Flynn is the new 
assistant director for confer- 
ence services, Conference and 
Visitor Services, Fh/nn 
Oversees management and 
expansion of summer confer- 
ences which consist of 
approximately 100 on-campus 
programs that receive support 
through Conference and 
Visitor Services, including 
National History Day, Summer 
Athletic Camps, Odyssey of 
the Mind and various academ- 
ic conferences and programs. 
For the last six years, Flynn 
worked in the Office of 
Executive Programs in the 
Robert H. Smith School of 
Business. 

The government of France 
has named Craig Hamilton, a 
doctoral student in the depart- 
ment of English language and 
literature, a Chateaubriand 
Fellow for 1999-2000. 
Chateaubriand Fellows are for- 
eign doctoral students whom 
the government of France 
supports for a year of supple- 
mentary doctoral research in 
France . Twenty- 
four Chateau- 
briand Fellows 
were named this 
year, out of 108 
applicants. 
Hamilton will 
pursue studies in 
cognitive poetics 
and cognitive lin- 
guistics as a fel- 
low of the 




Recherche en Epistmologie 
Applique, a division of the 
Centre National de Recherche 
Scientifique located at the 
Cole Polytechnique in Paris. 

Art Professor Tadeusz 
Laptnski has a one-person 
exhibition of his prints at the 
Nowym Saczu Museum in 
Poland. 

Roberta Morales, assistant 
professor in the department 
of veterinary medicine, was 
recently recognized by the 
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 
Dean Glickman for her efforts 
on "innovations and technical 
excellence in building the 
first computer model to quan- 
titatively predict the risk of 
intestinal illness in humans 
from eating internally contam- 
inated eggs" as part of the 
FSIS Salmonella Enteritidis 
Risk Assessment Team. 

Marietta Plank, formerly 
director of technical services 
at the University of Maryland 
libraries, was appointed exec- 
utive director of the 
Chesapeake Information and 
Research Library Alliance. 
Nine ARL libraries in the 
District of Columbia, 
Delaware and Maryland 
belong to CIRLA.As executive 
director, based at the universi- 
ty, she provide effective man- 
agement to increase the levels 
of cooperation among mem- 
bers. 

LUa Press, who has worked 
for Conference and Visitor 
Services since 1 993 perform- 
ing a variety of roles, including 
assisting with services to long- 
term summer academic pro- 
grams and the annual National 
Orchestral Institute, has been 
promoted to senior program 
manager. In her new position, 
Press provides meeting plan- 
ning and consulting services 
to faculty who need help 
coordinating their professional 
and academic conferences. 



Brian 

Raich ford has 
been appointed 
PepsiCo 

Foundation Chair 
in Consumer 
Research at the 
Robert H. Smith 
School of 
Business. The 
chair was estab- 



BSOS Dean Invited to National Meeting on Police-Community Relationships 



Irv Goldstein, dean of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences, recently joined 
with approximately 150 law enforcement rep- 
resentatives, civil rights leaders and others from 
across the country to discuss strengthening 
police-community relationships. The occasion 
was an invitation-only meeting hosted by 
Attorney General Janet Reno and attended by 
U.S. President Bill Clinton, who chaired a round- 
table discussion. 

In her invitation letter to 
Goldstein, Reno wrote, "Building 
trust between law enforcement 
officers and the communities 
they serve is among the most 
important challenges that the 
nut ion faces today. I am commit- 
ted to ensuring that we strike 
the right balance between 
respect for all people, on the 
one hand, and strong but fair 
enforcement of the law, on the 
other. If we can strike this bal- 
ance, I know that we can build stronger bonds 
of trust and safer schools, homes and communi- 
ties will follow." 

President Clinton also participated in the 
conference, chairing a roundtable discussion on 
police integrity and public trust. 

According to Goldstein, there is a perception, 
especially among poor communities, that the 
crime reduction this country has been enjoying 
has come at the expense of civil liberties. 

Those attending the meeting, held June 9 and 
10 in Washington, D.C., approached the problem 




Irv Goldstein 



from five angles: data collection and racial profil- 
ing; police leadersliip and management tech- 
niques; use of force policies; recruitment and hir- 
ing; and community partnering. Goldstein, an 
organizational psychologist with expertise in 
employment discrimination and training systems 
(he is currently writing his third book on this 
topic), participated in the discussion on recruit- 
ment and hiring. 

"What needs to happen among 
police forces is a change from a 'mili- 
tary' orientation to a community ori- 
entation," says Goldstein. Over the 
next 18 months, his group will work 
to develop recommendations on a 
needs assessment tool to help the 
Justice Department and local law 
enforcement agencies determine 
what type of behavior is most desir- 
able and most effective for police 
officers. "Only a few police forces 
have defined the behaviors required 
for community-oriented policing," he 
says. 

The group also will work to develop recom- 
mendations concerning tests to measure desir- 
able qualities in police officers, and training 
practices to elicit these qualities. 

"Law enforcement and community organiza- 
tions need to work together to gain back 
respect and stop the fear and distrust that is 
eroding the justice system,'' says Goldstein. 

The group will continue its work over the 
next 1 8 months and then present recommenda- 
tions to the Justice Department, 



and expand faculty research 
activities emphasizing the use 
of consumer information in 
the development of marketing 
strategy. Ratchford has studied 
consumer choice processes 
and the role of information 
and retailers in these processes 
for more than 25 years. He has 
developed choice models of 
value both in marketing to 
consumers and in the broader 
issues of the efficiency of con- 
sumer markets and how public 
policy choices affect this area. 
From 1971-1999 Ratchford was 
a faculty member of the State 
University of New York at 
Buffalo. 

Edward (Joe) Redish, pro- 
fessor of physics, has been 
elected to serve a third term 
on the Commission on 
Physics Education of the 
International Union of Pure 
and Applied Physicists. He has 
also been elected commission 
secretary. 

M. Susan Taylor, professor 
of organization behavior and 
human resource man- 
agement, and chair of 
the department of 
management and orga- 
nization at the Robert 
H. Smith School of 
Business, has been 
appointed a Fellow of 
the Society for 
Industrial and 
Organizational 
Psychology (SIOP). 



Centre de 



Brian Ratchford 



lished to develop SIOP is a division 



within the American 
Psychological Association and 
is an organizational affiliate of 
the American Psychological 
Society. A member is elected 
to fellowship status in SIOP 
based on outstanding contri- 
butions in the I/O field. 

Taylor was recognized for 
her scholarship, "which has 
had a major impact on our 
understanding of how people 
respond to recruitment prac- 
tices and how performance 
feedback affects employee 
motivation and behavior." 

Patricia Wallace 

has been appointed 

executive director 

of the Center for 

Knowledge and 

Information 

Management at the 

Robert H. Smith 

School of Business. 

Wallace Is the for- 
mer associate vice 

president and chief 

information officer 

of University 

College. She also is the author 
of 

Psychology 
of the 
Internet, an 
examina- 
tion of 
online 
beliavior to 
be pub- 
lished in 
August, as 
well as sev- 
eral other 




books, articles and interactive 
media. 

As executive director of 
the Center for Knowledge and 
Information Management, 
Wallace heads a new unit cre- 
ated to develop a research 
program focused on trans- 
forming business practices 
through the use of informa- 
tion technology and knowl- 
edge management. The new 
center will emphasize cross- 
disciplinary topics such as 
these, secure research pro- 
jects from public and private 
sources, and develop a net- 
work of cor- 
porate part- 
ners. 

Before joining 
the Smith 
School of 
Business, 
Wallace had 
been with 
University 
College for 18 
years. Her 
responsibili- 
ties included 
academic computing, adminis- 
trative computing, telecommu- 
nications, and distance educa- 
tion tcclmologies. She also 
developed partnerships with 
corporations and government 
agencies, and was die principal 
investigator on grants funded 
by The Annenberg/ Corporation 
for Public Broadcasting Projects 
dealing with virtual Seaming 
environments. 




Patricia Wallace 



M. Susan Taylor 



. 



July 20,1999 Outlook 7 



International Singers Compete in Honor of Marian Anderson 



Thirty-five contestants from around 
the world are currently competing for 
more than $50,000 in cash awards and 
engagements during the Marian 
Anderson International Vocal Arts 
Competition and Festival.The week of 
events started July 15, concludes on 
July 24, and takes place at the universi- 
ty and the John F Kennedy Center for 
Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. 

Named in honor of the contralto and 
international humanitarian Marian 
Anderson, the competition brings 
together singers from around the world 
to compete, network with their peers, 
and receive the latest performance 
training and career development from 
nationally known experts. Established 
in 1991, the competition and festival 
are held every four years. 

Contestants this year include per- 
formers from Norway, Lebanon, Korea, 
Canada, Estonia, Russia, Japan, Finland, 
Great Britain and the United States. This 
year's competition also will feature the 
largest representation to date— 10 con- 
testants — in the lower and rarer voice 
categories (bass, baritone and mezzo 
soprano). 

The competition is open to singers 
hetween the ages of 2 1 and 39- Each 
applicant is required to submit a tape 
recording with a representative sam- 
pling of his or her repertoire. 
Applicants are then evaluated anony- 
mously by a pre-selection jury. 

Tliirty-five applicants selected by the 
pre-selection jury competed in a pre- 
liminary round of the competition. 
Twelve semi-ftnalists will be chosen 
and three selected to perform in the 
final round at the Kennedy Center. 

All contestants must perform a 
repertoire of works written for solo 
voice with piano or orchestral accom- 
paniment totaling 90 to 100 minutes. 
Contestants are evaluated by an interna- 



tional jury of distinguished artists, rep- 
resenting a range of geographic loca- 
tions and voice types. 

The first prize winner receives 
$20,000 and will be presented in recital 
at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, in 
New York City. The second prize win- 
ner receives $10,000 and the third 



prize winner receives $5,000. Nine 
semi-finalists receive $ 1 ,000 plus travel 
grants. 

Contestants may also participate in 
sessions on a variety of topics, includ- 
ing how to plan and prepare a recital, 
the importance of a singers appear- 
ance and the role of mental attimde in 



maximizing performance. 

All competition rounds take place in 
Tawes Theatre on July 20 and 2 1 with 
the exception of the final competition, 
which will be held in The Kennedy 
Center on July 24.Tickets for the com- 
petitions can be purchased by calling 
301405-6538. 




Evening Recitals Enhance Festival 



Renowned Polish Contralto Ewa Podles and university 
alumnus Gordon Hawkins will be among the gala evening 
recitaJists to perform at the Marian Anderson International 
Vocal Arts Competition and Festival. Scheduled to perform 
at 8:30 p.m. on July 22 (Hawkins) and July 23 (Podles), the 
two will join four other renowned vocalists in a series of 
recitals throughout the festival. 

Podles has become known for her distinctive and versa- 
tile voice as well as for her expressive and commanding 
presence. A recent New York Times article called her voice 
"as rare in type as in beauty." Contraltos are among the 
rarest female voices. Famous contraltos include Anderson, 
Kathleen Ferrier and Marilyn Home. 

A versatile performer, Podles sings music ranging from 
Mahler and Prokofiev to Handel, Vivaldi and Rossini. Her 
recent season include a European tour in the title role of 
Handel's Rinaldo with Christopher Hogwood and the 
Academy of Ancient Music and the celebrated Rossini 
Arias Jor Contralto program with the Edmonton 
Symphony and Moscow Chamber Orchestra. The latter 
was her debut at Carnegie Hall. 

A rising star on the world's major opera and concert 
stages, university alumnus Gordon Hawkins has been 
praised for his rich lyricism as well as his dramatic 
instinct. A Washington Post article praised Hawkins "as 
one of the most promising young singers of the decade." 

Hawkins has been a soloist with major opera compa- 
nies and symphonies throughout the world, including the 
Royal Opera at Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera 
and the Seattle Opera. He has performed with such distin- 
guished artists as Placido Domingo, Mirella Freni and 
Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti invited Hawkins to study pri- 
vately with him in Pesaro, Italy. 

Hawkins' most recent performances include appear- 



ances in Orff's 
"Carmlna Burana ," 
Tippett's "A Child 
of Our Time" in 
Lisbon and 
Beethoven's "Ninth 
Symphony" in 
Mexico City. 
Hawkins will sing 
an all- American 
program at the 
competition, 
including Cal 
Stewart Kellogg's 
"Major Sullivan 
Ballou's" "Letter to 
His Wife" from the 
PBS documentary 
"The Civil War." 

Other recitalist 
scheduled to per- 
form include: 




Marian Anderson 



July 20 — Robert White, tenor. His program will include 
works by Schubert, Schumann, Poulenc with contempo- 
rary American composers, and a salute to Broadway and 
Ireland. 

July 21 — Martina Arroyo, soprano. She will perform 
works by Stradella, Gluck, Handel, Paisiello, Strauss, Duparc 
and de Falla, plus spirituals. 

All recitals take place in Tawes Theatre.Ticket prices 
range from $10 to $22, For tickets call 405-6538. 



Returning Campus Community to See Numerous Library Changes 



continued from page 1 

first and second floors of McKeldin will 
be open overnight Sundays through 
Thursdays for study and access to 
reserve materials. Also, McKeldin build- 
ing and service hours will be extended 
Friday and Saturday nights until 8 p.m. 

The second noticeable change is the 
start of renovations on the first and sec- 
ond floors of Hornbake Library to 
accommodate the relocation of the 
Maryland Room, currently on the third 
floor of McKeldin, sometime in the year 
2000. Also included in this move are the 
collections, staff and services of three 
departments:Archives and Manuscripts, 
Marylandia and Rare Books and the 
National Trust Library. 

During the Hornbake renovations, 
access to the ground floor (National 
Public Broadcasting Archives and the 
Pioneers Library of American 
Broadcasting as well as the WAM lab), 



third floor (Performing Arts Library) 
and fourth floor (Nonprint Media 
Services) will still be available. 

Next year the Performing Arts 
Library is scheduled to begin its move 
on campus to the new Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. 

The conversion of McKeldin Library 
into a central research facility stems 
from the realization that "some of the 
collection needs of graduate and under- 
graduate students have been converg- 
ing," says Desider Vikor, director of col- 
lection management and special collec- 
tions. "With undergraduate assignments 
becoming more sophisticated and uti- 
lizing the whole gamut of information 
resources, we determined that the sepa- 
ration of collections used for intensive 
research projects into undergraduate 
and graduate sites made little sense," 
Vlkor adds. 

Lori Goetsch, director of public ser- 
vices, notes, "For many years, McKeldin 
Library was known as the graduate 



library and Hornbake as the undergrad- 
uate library. This distinction was really 
artificial with so many undergrads com- 
ing to McKeldin and the branch 
libraries for their research needs. What 
we will have with these renovations is 
a central facility for the humanities, 
social sciences and life sciences that, in 
tandem with the branch libraries, will 
more effectively serve our users." 

Phase III of the renovation/conver- 
sion project, expected to be completed 
during 2001 and 2002, will involve ren- 
ovating the third floor of Hornbake to 
accommodate the relocation of the 
National Public Broadcasting Archives 
and Pioneers Library of American 
Broadcasting. Phase IV wUl provide for 
the relocation of Nonprint Media 
Services to the ground floor of 
Hornbake. 

Some time next year additional 
changes will occur in McKeldin Library. 
"There will be some moving and 
remodeling throughout the building, as 



well as further redesigning of the first 
floor," Goetsch says,"but we hope most 
of it can be done with litde disruption 
to users." 

As part of this remodeling, the 
Maryland Institute for Technology in 
the Humanities and the Electronic Text 
and Imaging Center will be located on 
the ground floor of McKeldin Library. 
Also, a merged periodicals/reserves area 
will be established on the second floor 
and a consolidated government docu- 
ments/maps service will operate on the 
third floor. 

Admittedly, say Vikor and Goetsch, 
these changes may result in some 
minor inconvenience along the way, 
but patrons will be pleased with the 
end result. The libraries will continue to 
inform the university community as 
more detailed plans and timelines for 
these renovations develop. 

—LORI GOETSCH 



8 Outlook July 20, 1999 



for your 



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events* lectures* seminars* awards* etc 



Newly Renovated Career Center 
Now Open 

The Career Center recently 
returned to its newly renovated facili- 
ty on the third floor of Hombake 
library, South Wing. The new mailing 
address is 3100 Hombake Library, 
South Wing. 

Summer hours for the Career 
Center are Monday through Friday, 
8:30 a.m. to 

4 p.m. The grand opening is sched- 
uled for the fall. For more information 
e-mail career-center-help® umail. 
umd.edu or visit their Website 
<www.CareerCenter. umd.edu>. 

Book Store Discounts 

Barnes & Noble announces that 
the University Book Center will offer 
to all full-time faculty and staff a 10 
percent discount on textbooks pur- 
chased for personal use and a 20 per- 
cent discount on all other merchan- 
dise, excluding special orders, sale 
books, class/alumni rings, computer 
hardware and software, periodicals, 
discounted merchandise, stamps, 
health and beauty aids, food snacks 
and beverages. 

A discount program also will be 
established at one of the Barnes & 
Noble Super-stores in the 
Washington/Baltimore area, and the 
details will be announced by the start 
of fall classes. If you prefer a particu- 
lar store, please identify the location 
to pma)oni@union. umd.edu. 

A valid university faculty/staff 
identification card will be required to 
participate in the discount programs. 

SPARC Initiative 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries is supporting a new initiative 
designed to foster scholarly communi- 
cation alternatives. SPARC, the 
Scholarly Publishing & Academic 
Resources Coalition, creates partner- 
ships with publishers who are devel- 
oping high-quality, economical alter- 
natives to existing high-price publica- 
tions. 

Currently, SPARC has three publish- 
ing partners, which the libraries sup- 
port by subscribing to their SPARC 
publications. Evolutionary Ecology 
Research (EER) <www. evolutionary- 
ecology. com> is a professional scien- 
tific journal focusing on the overlap 
between ecology and evolution. 
Organic Letters <pubs. acs.org/jour- 
nals/orlef7/index.html>, from the 
American Chemical Society (ACS), 
publishes original reports of funda- 
mental research in all branches of the 



theory and practice of organic, physi- 
cal organic, organometallic, medicinal 
and bioorganic chemistry. 
PhysChemComm 

<www.rsc.org/phy5cc/>, published 
by the Royal Chemical Society, is an 
electronic-only journal dedicated to 
publishing short articles describing 
innovative research covering all 
aspects of chemical physics and phys- 
ical chemistry. 

All three publications are now 
available to the campus community 
via the libraries' Web site and through 
Victor. For further information about 
SPARC, go to <www.arl.org/sparc/>. 

To access SPARC journal titles, go 
to the libraries electronic journals 
web page at <www.lib.umd.edu/ 
UMCP/ETC/ejnls.html> . 

Mulligan's Grill at the Golf 
Course 

Mulligan's Grill, in the new Golf 
Course Club House, is now serving an 
enticing menu of appetizers, sand- 
wiches, and salads daily from 11:30 
a.m. to closing. The lounge at 
Mulligan's Grill features a wide variety 
of your favorite beverages with week- 
day specials from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The Club House also is available 
for private parties, weddings, meet- 
ings and conferences. From campus 
call 80-4182 for more information. 

Managing Bibliographies 

The University Libraries offers 
" ProCite: Software to Manage Your 
Bibliographies," a seminar that will 
help you bring order to the chaos of 
managing large bibliographies associ- 
ated with writing projects such as 
books, dissertations, proposals and 
journal articles. ProCite is a personal 
bibliographic software designed to 
help you collect references, type your 
own entries or download citations 
directly from online databases, the 
World Wide Web or library catalogs, 
and generate properly formatted bibli- 
ographies in any style. 

The seminar is being offered twice, 
Wednesday, Jury 28, from 2-4 p.m., and 
Thursday, July 29, from 2-4 p.m., in 
Room 4135 McKeldin Library. The 
seminar is free, but advance registra- 
tion is required by completing the 
online registration form at: 
<www, Ub.umd.edu/UMCP/UES/semi- 
nar-f.html>. 

Host a High-level Visitor 

The Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs is coordinating arrangements 
for a visiting group from China — from 



the Beijing and Wuxi areas — consist- 
ing of 30 high-level officials and busi- 
ness leaders, who are here at the uni- 
versity for six months through 
December. The group is participating 
in a program called "Advanced Public 
and Business Management Research," 
through which they will participate 
in English language classes, computer 
training and a wide variety of lectures 
and projects in American business 
administration. 

Host families and friends are being 
sought to meet casually with a few of 
the visitors for at-home gatherings, 
social activities or language practice. 
Meeting and getting to know some of 
these Chinese guests, and hosting two 
or three of them once a month or 
more frequently, would provide them, 
and you, with a special experience. 

If you or someone you know might 
like to participate in the host family 
program, please contact Mr. Yafeng Xia 
at yfxia@wam. 

umd.edu, or Mr. Zhengfang Shi at 
zshi ©warn . umd . edu . 

Questions about any aspect of the 
program should be directed to the 
institute at 405-0212. 

Web of Science 

Come and explore Science Citation 
Index on the Web, Monday, Aug. 9, 
from noon to 2 p.m. at a location to 
be announced. This University 
Libraries seminar demonstrates how 
to search the database by authorfs), 
cited work, topic, title and author's 
affiliation. Seminar participants will 
be able to conduct hands-on search- 
ing and receive one-on-one assistance 
from experienced Web of Science 
users. ISI's Journal Citation Reports 
will also be demonstrated. 

The seminar is free, but advance 
registration is required by completing 
the online registration form at: 
<wwwlib.umd.edu/ 
UMCP/UES/seminar-f.html>. 

CPR Courses 

CPR courses are offered through 
Campus Recreation Services. 
Remaining classes for the summer 
include Adult CPR, Tuesday July 20 
from 5 to 9 p.m., and Community 
CPR (CPR for adult, infant and child), 
Saturday, Jury 31 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m. All classes are held in the 
Campus Recreation Center. Sign up at 
the Member Services Desk today. For 
further questions call 405-PLAY. 

Dive In 

Campus Recreation Services is 
extending the hours of the Outdoor 
Pool. The pool will be open until 8:30 
p.m. on Mondays,Thursdays and 
Fridays until Aug. 20. If you have any 
questions, please call 405-PLAY. 

LGBT Coordinator Sought 

The university is seeking appli- 
cants for the position of Coordinator 
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and 
Transgender (LGBT) Equity. The coor- 
dinator is a university expert, 
spokesperson and advocate in matters 
pertaining to sexual orientation and 
the sexual minority communities at 



the university. 

The coordinator is regarded as 
exempt staff and maintains account- 
ability to the Assistant Vice President 
of Academic Affairs. He or she serves 
■as an advocate of LGBT concerns to 
the university administration, along 
with the President's Commission for 
LGBT Interests of which he or she is 
an ex-officio member. 

The coordinator provides students, 
faculty, staff and alumni with informa- 
tion on and referral to campus and 
community resources; conducts peri- 
odic needs assessments related to 
LGBT and allied concerns; provides 
direct services to faculty and staff of 
campus units to improve and enhance 
their work; promotes an environment 
of affirmation and support for LGBT 
members of the university community 
and provides crisis intervention as 
necessary. 

Applicants for this position should 
have extensive knowledge of LGBT 
concerns, including issues related to 
the intersections of sexual orientation 
with gender, race, class and nationali- 
ty; should have demonstrated exper- 
tise in implementing and coordinating 
LGBT program initiatives in an acade- 
mic setting; and would ordinarily have 
a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their 
field of specialization, as well as three 
years of related experience. 
Applicants should have the creden- 
tials and personal style requisite for a 
high degree of credibility among 
peers both on and off campus. 

This is an internal search among 
employees of the University System of 
Maryland. Each applicant should sub- 
mit a cover letter explaining his or 
her interest in the position, and com- 
ment directly on the applicant's quali- 
fications as they pertain to this posi- 
tion. In addition, a current resume 
should be included, as well as a list of 
three or more references with com- 
plete names, titles, addresses, tele- 
phone and FAX numbers, and e-mail 
addresses. 

For best consideration applications 
should arrive by July 19. Review of 
applications will begin as they arrive 
and will continue until the position is 
filled.The 

University of Maryland is an equal 
opportunity and affirmative action 
employer, and has a strong institu- 
tional commitment to the principle of 
diversity. We welcome applications 
from all people, particularly women, 
members of ethnic minorities and dis- 
abled individuals. Letters of applica- 
tion with supplementary documenta- 
tion should be sent to: 
Michael J. Marcuse 
Chair, Search Committee 
Department of English 
Susquehanna Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
FAX 301-314-7639