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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 5 • September 28, 1999 

Williams Talks Law, 
page 2 

Diversity Dialogue '99, 
page 6 

Impact of Welfare Reform on 
Low-Income Citizens Examined 

As states continue to 
expand welfare reform initia- 
tives, the African American 
Leadership Program at the 
University of Maryland has 
received a $2.5 million grant 
from the W K. Kellogg 
Foundation to help arm local 
community organizers in five 
states with good data about 
the real impact of reform ini- 
tiatives on low-income citi- 

The effort, organized and 
directed by professor Ron 
Walters, distinguished leader- 
ship scholar at Maryland's 
James MacGregor Burns 
Academy of Leadership, will 
team local advocacy groups 

"Welfare reform affects 
the poor and people of 
color, but these groups 
seldom have access to 
the kind of information 
needed to validate their 
expressions of concern to 
elected officials." 

— Ron Walters 

with scholars at nearby univer- 
sities to analyze the effect of 
existing health and welfare 
policy, and to develop strate- 
gies to influence policy 

Dubbed the Scholar/ 
Practitioner Project, the effort 
will operate in Mississippi, 
Florida, New York, Wisconsin 
and Washington state with 
administrative coordination 
based at the university. The 
project is closely linked with 
the Kellogg Foundation's 
Devolution Initiative, which 
was designed to empower citi- 
zens to address issues arising 
as a consequence of state and 
local governments taking on 
responsibility for health and 
welfare programs. 

"Welfare reform affects the 
poor and people of color, but 
these groups seldom have 

access to the kind of informa- 
tion needed to validate their 
expressions of concern to 
elected officials ," says Walters. 
"This project endeavors to ser- 
vice local reform initiatives to 
improve the effectiveness of 
efforts intended to enhance 
the quality of life for low 
income citizens. 

"Good information has 
been the key ingredient miss- 
ing in grass roots efforts aimed 
at influencing welfare reform 
initiatives ."Walters adds. "This 
project provides the expertise 
to help local groups solve that 

The Scholar/ Practitioner 
Project is a three-year research 
effort with projects 
headed by a senior 
scholar at each of 
the five participat- 
ing universities, 
including the 
University of 
Washington, City 
University of New 
York Graduate 
Center, Jackson 
State University, 
Florida A&M 
University, Florida 
University and the 
University of 

from these univer- 
sities came togeth- 
er for the first time last week- 
end with community organiz- 
ers from the five states and 
senior analysts from national 
policy organizations. This 
organizational and orientation 
meeting, held in Washington, 
D,C. provided the research 
teams with an overview of the 
existing status of welfare 
reform and equipped them 
with recommendations and 
tools to effectively launch the 
work with local advocacy 

"We begin with a broad 
look at what's happening with 
welfare reform and then these 
research teams will get 
involved on the ground with 
people who are being direcdy 
impacted," says Walters. 

Computerworld Rates Smith School Nations 
Third Best Technology-Oriented MBA Program 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers the nation's third best 
technology-oriented MBA program, according to survey 
results released by Computerworld magazine. The 
ranking, published in the Sept. 27 issue 
of the magazine, is based on responses 
from recruiters and deans of business 
schools nationwide. 

"We are pleased that employers and 
business school leaders recognize the 
quality and value of our MBA programs," 
says Howard Frank, dean of the Smith 
School of Business. "The school's strategy is 
to join the ranks of the nation's elite business 
schools by preparing graduates to compete 
successfully in the new information-driven 

Computerworld designed the survey to mea- 
sure the quality of graduate level business degree 
programs with a strong focus on information tech- 
nology and that produce technology-sawy busi- 
ness leaders, according to David Weldon, the maga- 
zine's senior careers editor. As part of the 1999 sur- 
vey, the magazine asked recruiters to list their top-10 

picks based on the quality of MBA graduates they have hired and placed. In addition. 
Computerworld asked deans to rank the top such programs based on scholarship, curriculum, 
faculty and students.They considered programs offered by the nearly 50 AACSB (the 
International Association for Management Education) -accredited business schools. 

The Smith School of Business Infuses its academic concentrations with an understanding and 
working knowledge of information technology. Among its technology-rich, cross-functional MBA 
concentrations are electronic commerce, business telecommunications, logistics and supply 

Continued on page 2 

Looking at the First Look Fair 

Hundreds of campus clubs, offices and organizations set up tables on McKeldln Mall last 
week for the First Look Fair, an annual event which attracts faculty, staff and students. 


2 Outlook September 28, 1999 

Smith School Is Rated 
Nation's Third Best 

continued from page 1 

chain management, manage- 
ment consulting, entrepreneur- 
ship and financial engineering. 
These programs are designed 
to complement such in-depth 
functional concentrations as 
finance, marketing, global busi- 
ness, accounting and informa- 
tion systems. 

The school offers its full- 
time MBA program at the 
University of Maryland, College 
Park, and its evening MBA pro- 
gram at Shady Grove in 
Montgomery County and in 
downtown Baltimore. The 
evening MBA program will be 
available in downtown 
Washington, D.C., in fall 2000. 

The Smith School of 
Business is dedicated to pro- 
ducing business managers who 
can lead organizations in an 
economy fueled by technology, 
globalization and constant 
change. Offering undergradu- 
ate, master's and doctoral pro- 
grams, the school provides in- 
depth education in traditional 
business disciplines integrated 
with cross-functional programs. 
In its most recent biennial sur- . 

Get the Scoop 
School at Oct. 

vey of MBA programs, Business 
Week magazine in 1998 ranked 
the Smith School's overall pro- 
gram 22nd nationwide, the 
only MBA program in the 
Baltimore- Washington region 
ranked in the magazine's top 
25. In its most recent ranking, 
US. News & World Report earli- 
er this year ranked the evening 
MBA program 20th and the full- 
time program 26th nationwide. 
According to SUCCESS maga- 
zine's most recent ranking of 
MBA entrepreneurs hip curricu- 
la, the Smith School's curricu- 
lum placed third nationally. 

In addition, the Smith 
School has several centers that 
provide services directly to the 
corporate community. They 
include the Center for 
Knowledge and Information 
Management, Dingman Center 
for Entrepreneurship, 
Executive Education, MBA 
Consulting Program, Supply 
Chain Management Center, and 
the graduate and undergradu- 
ate career management cen- 

on Graduate 

Oct. 1 is the date for the 
University of Maryland 
Graduate School Fair taking 
place in the Stamp Student 
Union from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An 
important goal of the Graduate 
School Fair Is to identify stu- 
dents of great promise and 
recruit them for graduate 
study at College Park. 

Sponsored jointly by the 
Graduate School, the Office of 
Undergraduate Studies, the 
University Honors Program 
and the Campus Wide 
Recruitment Committee, the 
annual fair attracts approxi- 
mately 500 competitive juniors 
and seniors from the campus 
and from visiting institutions. 

Registration is from 8 to 
8:45 a.m. in the Colony 
Ballroom. Starting at 9 a.m., 
participants will have the fol- 
lowing three workshops 
designed to prepare them for 
the graduate admission 
process: Preparing a 
Competitive Graduate 

Admission Application; 
Financing Your Education; and 
Strategies for Scoring High on 
MCAT.A luncheon panel, con- 
sisting of currently enrolled, 
happy and highly motivated 
graduate students, will discuss 
tips for succeeding and pros- 
pering in graduate school. 

In the afternoon, students 
will meet with UM Graduate 
Program representatives for 
specific information about 
their intended area of study. 
For more information on times 
and room locations of these 
activities visit The Graduate 
Fair web site at www.admit. 
umd. edu/-gradapp/fair.html. 

The fair is open to all stu- 
dents, however, students who 
are of African American, Asian 
American, Hispanic/Latino and 
Native American heritage are 
especially encouraged to 

Three from Campus Named to CUSS 

In the 1 995 session of the State Legislature, the General Assembly codified the Council of 
University System Staff (CUSS) within the USM founding legislation. The council is the official orga- 
nizational representative of all staff and serves as the advisory body to the chancellor and the Board 
of Regents on matters affecting USM staff employees. 

Carol Frier, College of Engineering, and Andrianna Stuart and Craig Newman, facilities manage- 
ment, are elected members of the 1999-2000 council from the University of Maryland, College Park. 
These CUSS members regularly attend meetings and activities, including monthly meetings at uni- 
versity locations throughout the state. Staff are encouraged to contact Prler, Stuart or Newman with 
any concerns they may, which CUSS may address at its meetings. 

For more information about the Council of University System Staff, contact CUSS Chair Lawrence 
Layer at 405-9353 or e-mail 

Law Professor, Women's Studies Scholar Patricia 
Williams Leads off Distinguished Lecturer Series 

Patricia Williams 

Columbia University Law 
Professor Patricia Williams addresses 
"Obstacle Illusion" as the first speak- 
er in the Graduate School's 
Distinguished Lecturer Series, 
Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Room 
2203 Art-Sociology Building. 
Williams, who teaches courses on 
commercial law, contracts and 
jurisprudence, has been a visiting 
professor and scholar of women's 
studies and law at several topflight 

A columnist with The Nation, 
Williams has published widely in 
.both scholarly journals and the 
press ( The New York Times, The 
Village Voice, The New Yorker 
among them) in the areas of race, gender and 
law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal 
writing. Her books include "The Alchemy of Race 
and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor" (Harvard 
University Press, 1991), "The Rooster's Egg" 
(Harvard University Press 
1995), "On Seeing a Color-Blind 
Future: The Paradox of Race" 
(Farrar, Strauss & Glroux, 
1998). These imaginative, ener- 
getic books, often with new 
takes on old issues, deal with 
issues of representation, and 
critical theory, and challenge 
America's reliance on hurtful 
stereotypes and hysterical 

Williams maintains an active 
speaking schedule and appears 
frequently on programs like "All 
Things Considered" and "Fresh 
Air withTerri Gross" (NPR), 
"The Lehrer Newshour" (PBS), 
"The Today Show" (NBC), as 
well as foreign radio and TV 
programs. She has appeared in 
a number of documentary 
films, including "That Rush!", 
which she wrote and narrated. 

The great-great-granddaugh- 
ter of a slave and a white 
southern lawyer, Williams also 
has engaged in social activism. 
She joined Harvard University 

professor Cornel West and other 
prominent academics in calling for a 
new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the 
Philadelphia radio journalist on 
death row for a murder conviction. 

A Boston native, Williams 
received her bachelor's degree from 
Wellesley College and her law 
degree from Harvard. She has pub- 
lished widely penning opinion 
columns and writing books on sub- 
jects that include healing the spirit 
of the law. 

Previously, she held faculty 
appointments at the University of 
Wisconsin School of Law, the City 
University of New York Law School 
at Queens College and Golden Gate 
University School of Law. 

Williams' talk is free and open to the public. 
No tickets are needed for admission. For more 
information, call 405-3082. 


Mote to Deliver State of 
Campus Address 

President Dan Mote will deliver the State of the Campus 
Address at the next College Park Senate Meeting, Thursday, 
Sept. 30 at 3:15 p.m. in Room 0200 Skinner Building. All mem- 
bers of the university community are wel- 
come to attend the meeting and hear 
the president's message. 

In addition to Mote's address, 
the following items are included 
on the meeting agenda: the 
Senate PCC Committee Report 
on M.A. and Ph.D. in Women's 
Studies; the Senate PCC 
Committee Report on Natural 
Resource Sciences Graduate Studies 
Proposal; the Senate Student Affairs 

Committee Report on the University Student Drug & Alcohol 
Policy; and the Senate Faculty Affairs Report on the Review of 
the Faculty Appeals Process. 

Please address any questions regarding the Senate meeting 
to Teresa Moore at 405-5804 or via e-mail at 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. William Destler, Interim Vice President for University Advancement; 
Teresa Planner y, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor: Jennifer Hawes, Editor; 
Londa Scott Forte. Assistant Editor; Erin Madison, 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 207 4 2. Tele phone (301) 405-4629; e-mail; fax (301) 314-9344. Ouffoo/tcan be found online 

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Performing Blackness: 
Voices of the Diaspora 

Poets Assemble for Bombastic Exchange 

According to Langston 
Hughes, poets use words to 
create highly individualized 
wrappings for the segments of 
life past and present. 
Contemporary African 
American poets will conjure 
pictorial imagery of life in 
"Performing Blackness: Voices 
of the Diaspora" a jubilee of 
readings and performances on 
Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. 
in the Multipurpose Room of 
the Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
The event is free and open to 
the public. 

"It is not every day that a 
group of the world's most 
acclaimed and promising poets 
convene to read and share 
some of their best works 
depicting life, culture, feelings 
and a new generation," says 
Anthony Blasingame, graduate 
assistant for the Committee on 
Africa and the Americas in the 
College of Arts and 

"It is not every day that a 
group off the world's most 
acclaimed and promising 
poets convene to read and 
share some of their best 
works depicting life, cul- 
ture, feelings and a new 

— Anthony Blasingame 

Humanities, sponsor of the 

Audiences at the University 
of Maryland will experience 
the radiance and learn from 
some of the most gifted inter- 
nationally acclaimed poets, 
including Sonia Sanchez, 
Cornelius Eady and Merle 
Collins. Other readings will be 
performed by local talents Jane 
Alberdeston, Holly Bass, Jon 
Frazier, Brandon Johnson, 
Valerie Jean.Toni Asaote 
Lightfoot and DJ Renegade. 
Also, present and former 
University of Maryland master 
of fine arts students Teri Coss, 
Hayes Davis, Tanya Shirley and 
Kha Rabia Rayford will partici- 

"'Performing Blackness: 
Voices of the Diaspora' expos- 
es the community and our 
undergraduate students to pro- 
fessional and emerging poets," 
says Blasingame. "Emphasis for 
the event is on context and 
style, rather than the modern 

challenge of poetry as a perfor 
mance art form." 

Performance challenges are 
explored once a month at the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center, 
when students gather in an 
open "slam" to exhibit a poetic 
genius that is the singular 
attraction for artists of all 

Traditionally, a poetry slam 
is like a lyrical boxing match 
that rivals poets against other 
poets in a bout. Typically, dur- 
ing a competition, there will 
be three teams of four poets as 
well as an individual poet tak- 
ing turns performing their 
work. The teams can choose to 
perform a group piece during 
a member's slot, or that person 
can perform alone. Poets who 
perform alone have the oppor- 
tunity to advance to the indi- 
vidual finals even if their team 
doesn't make it as a unit. 
Consequently, strategy comes 
into play when 
team members 
decide whose slot 
will be sacrificed 
for a group perfor- 
mance that may 
earn the entire 
team points. 

"Unlike the- 
atrical or musical 
says Blasingame, 
"the poetry slam 
is a pared-down 
sparing because 
the poets aren't 
permitted to use 
props, costumes 
or music. Yet the 
slams are able to 
offer the audi- 
ences the same 

Blasingame says he expects 
"Performing Blackness: Voices 
of the Diaspora" to attract a 
very broad audience and he 
hopes that many will be 
inspired to explore their own 
poetic voice in the monthly 

The Committee on Africa 
and the Americas promotes 
the study and understanding 
of Africa and the African dias- 
pora from interdisciplinary 
and multi disciplinary perspec- 
tives, particularly those per- 
taining to the humanities and 
the social sciences. 

For further information, 
contact the Committee on 
Africa and the Americas at 405- 

OMSE's Mentors of the Year 

Sharon Austin-Hassan and William Higgins were presented with the OMSE mentor 
of the year awards last week. 

At its annual open house and art show last 
week, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student 
Education (OMSE) honored William Higglns 
and Sharon Austin-Hassan as mentors of the 
year. Higgins Is associate dean of the College 
of Life Sciences and Austin-Hassan is the assis- 
tant director of client services in the Office 
of Student Financial Aid. 

OMSE's mentoring program began in 1989 
as an effort to assist first-year students with 
the transition to life at Maryland. Mentors are 
chosen from faculty, staff, alumni or upper- 
class students and paired with first-year stu- 
dents on the basis of major, interest or ethnic 
group.The program has enjoyed 10 years of 
success and provided many students with 
academic and social guidance. 

The mentor of the year award is deter- 
mined by nominations from fellow faculty 

and staff members or the individual mentees. 
Both Higgins and Austin-Hassan were gracious 
in receiving their awards. They encouraged 
students to continue to grow academically 
and for new students to participate in the 
mentor program. 

In addition to the mentor awards, last 
week's program welcomed new students and 
staff to OMSE and featured work by Native 
American artist Joyce South Johnston, also 
known as Dream Walker. Awards were pre- 
sented to several campus organizations that 
assisted OMSE last summer with its phone-a- 
thon, calling new students and welcoming 
them to campus. Also, the office held a Book 
Allowance Drawing, which awarded lucky 
first-year students with money for the 
University Book Center, 

It Only Happens Once a Year 

Join the University Libraries Oct. 6 through 8 in Preinkert Field House for the libraries' 
annual used book sale. Over 15,000 books in more than 30 subject 
areas will be featured, along with recordings and some 

This year's sale is special because 
Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. has been designated 
Campus Community Courtesy Day. 
Present your faculty, staff or student 
ID and enjoy a day of browsing and 
buying before the general public. 

The sale continues Thursday, Oct. 7 
from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 
Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All pro- 
ceeds benefit the University of Maryland 

For further information, call 405-9 1 25 
or e-mail 

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Your Guide to University Events 
September 28 - October 7 

September 28 

1 1 a,m.TERP Online Workshop. 
3100 Hornbake Library. 4-7247 or 
WWW.CareerCenter. umd . edu . 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to HTML," 
Registration required. Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 

5 p.m. VICTORWeb Workshop." an 
introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the Libraries' Web- based catalog 
and online periodical databases. 
4 133 McKeldln library. 5-9070. 

September 29 

I0a.m.TERP Online Workshop. 
3100 Hornbake Library. 4-7247 or 
www, CareerCenter.umd .edu. 

Noon. "Sukkah on Hornbake Mall." 
The rain date Is Sept. 30. 

Noon.'Psychoheresy; Decisive or 
Divisive?" Kent Norman of the psy- 
chology department will present a 
talk and lead discussion on the 
tide topk'.'4 1 1 J Hbriibaku Bldg. 
5-479 1 . rg2@> 

Noon, Research & Development 
Presentation: " Health Psychology 
to Maximize the Wellness of Older 
Adults." Robin Majewski, Baltimore 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 
0114 Counseling Center, 
Shoemaker Bldg, 

4 p.m. VICTORWeb Workshop." an 
Introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the Libraries' Web-based catalog 
and online periodical databases. 
4133 McKeldin Library. 5 9070. 

4-7 p.m. Career Center Grand 
Opening Celebration. Free food, 
grand prize drawing, fortune 
tellers, handwriting analysts, photo 
booth, tons of raffles, and much, 
much more. 4-7247 or 

5:30 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research." covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting 
and searching databases to find 
periodical articles and other mate- 
rials 4 133 McKeldln Library 

6-7:30 p.m. "Getting to Know Your 
WAM Account," is designed to 
introduce WAM account holders 
to the concepts involved in using 
their accounts.The class covers 
receiving and sending email, delet- 
ing mail, and participating in elec 
Ironic discussion groups. Perfect 
for those who have Just begun 
using their WAM accounts. 3330 
Computer and Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938 www. Inform. 

September 30 

2 p.m. VICTORWeb Workshop." an 
introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the libraries' Webbased catalog and 
online periodica] databases. 4133 
McKeldin Library. 5-9070. 

5p.m. Guarneri String Quartet, open 
rehearsal. Ulrich Recital Hall. 

4:30-7:30 p.m. "Introduction to Unix," 

Registration required. Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
www. [nform.umd . edu/PT* 

9:30 p.m. "Numerical Analysis 
Seminar," Zhlming Chen discusses 
Unite element methods with match- 
ing and non-matching meshes for 
Maxwell equations with discontinu- 
ous coefficients. 3206 Math Bldg. 

October 1 

1:30 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research," covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to find periodical 
articles and other materials 4133 
McKeldin Library 5-9070. 

8 p.m. Dance Performance: "BOB & 
BOB." a program of dances choreo- 
graphed by John Evans and Shane 
O'Hara.The duo is known for its 
humor and clear choreographic struc- 
ture. Dorothy Madden Theater. 

October 2 

7 a.m. - 2 p.m. LSATTesting. 
Susquehanna Bldg, Rooms 1 101 , 
2 1 2 1 , 2 1 22. Diane Adelstein, 4 7688, 

7 a.m. - 2 p.m. LSATTesting. Francis 
Scott Key Bldg., Rooms 0102. 0103, 
Diane Adelstein, 4-7688. 

7 a.m.- 1 p.m. ANCC Testing. Jimenez 
Hall, Rooms: 0220. 0105. 2206. Diane 
Adelstein. 4-7688. 

8 a.m. 1 p.m. REEFT Testing. 0200 
Skinner Bldg. Diane Adelstein. 4-7688. 

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. IFIECE Testing. 2102 
Shoemaker Bldg. Diane Adelstein, 
4-7688. ' 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Open House for 
Academically Talented Prospective 
Students," for prospective students 
who are high school seniors and con- 
sidered prospective Invites to 
University Honors or College Park 
Scholars, and their families. Invitation 
only.Tawes Bldg. 4-8385 or 

Noon. Department of Communication 
Research Colloquium Series: "Identity, 
Influence and Ethnicity," Steve 
Wilson, associate professor, communi- 
cation studies. Northwestern 
Uruversity.0200 Skinner Bldg. 5-6528. 

Exciting things are hap- 
pening inside the Beltway 
this fall as the Concert 
Society at Maryland kicks off 
its 1999-2000 season. A resi- 
dent program of the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center, 
the Concert Society features 
chamber and early music, 
world music and dance per- 
formers of international repu- 
tation. The season opens with 
Bob & Bob Dance on Oct. 1 
and 2, 

For chamber music fans, 
the season begins with the 
Polish Chamber 
Philharmonic, featuring 
Simon Dent and Christopher 
Taylor, winner of the 1990 

season also will feature the 
first North American tour by 
The Clerks' Group (in a per- 
formance sung from original 
notation) . 

Feeling like an internation- 
al trip but can't afford one? 
Drop by for WorldSong, a mul- 
ticultural tour of global tradi- 
tions, with an emphasis on 
folk music for 1999-2000. This 
season features performances 
by BeauSoleil, considered to 
be the finest Cajun band 
around, Zap Mama with 
Belgium-raised Marie Daulne, 
Linda Tillery and the Cultural 
Heritage Choir, and Irish fid- 
dle champion Martin Hayes 
and guitarist Dennis Cahill. 

Polish Chamber 
Philharmonic, with guest 
artists Simon Dent, oboe and 
Christopher Taylor, piano. 
Saturday, Oct, 30 
8 p.m., pre-concert discussion 
at 6:30 p.m. 

Featuring Strauss' great 
Oboe Concerto and works by 
Bach, Mozart and Gorecki. 

BeauSoleil avec Michael 

AdVielle Que Pourra 

Saturday, Nov. 6 

8 p.m., pre-concert discussion 

at 6:30 p.m. 

Tawes Theatre 

Trace die musical traditions 

of the French-speaking 

University of Maryland 
William Kapell International 
Piano Competition. To cele- 
brate Richard Strauss' 50th 
anniversary, Dent will per- 
form the Strauss Oboe 

One of the most significant 
anniversaries in the music 
world also will be celebrated 
this year. The 300th anniver- 
sary of the invention of the 
piano will be marked with 
performances by Pascal Roge\ 
Lilya Zilberstein, Ruth Laredo 
and Andre Watts. A lecture- 
demonstration on great 
pianistic traditions also will 
precede two of the perfor- 

For exquisite early music 
in a splendid atmosphere, the 
Washington National 
Cathedral will be the setting 
for the Gabriel! Consort 
recreating Morales' Requiem 
Mass for the powerful 
Renaissance ruler of the 
Spanish Empire, Philip II.The 

1 p.m. VICTORWeb Workshop." an 
introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the Libraries' Web-based catalog and 
online periodical databases. 4133 
McKeldln Library. 5 9070. 

10:30 p.m. "Feet Across Maryland." 
Come dance in the streets for the 
holiday of 'Simchat Torah.'The traffic 
circle in front of Denton Hall. 

11:30 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research," covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to find periodi- 
cal articles and other materials 4133 
McKeldin Library 5 9070. 

To order tickets or receive 
a season brochure, call 405- 
7847. Unless otherwise noted, 
all concerts take place at the 
Inn and Conference Center, 
University College. 

Concert Society Fall 1999 
Schedule of Events: 

Bob & Bob Dance 

Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct 

8 p.m. Dorothy Madden 
Dance Theater 

Male duet performs contem- 
porary dance works filled 
with physicality and witty 

Zap Mama 

Saturday, Oct. 30 

8 p.m., pre-concert discussion 

at 6:30 p.m. 

Innovative vocal group 

blends a wealth of folk and 

popular musical traditions 

from around the globe. 

October 3 

1-4 p.m. "Introduction to Photoshop," 

Registration required. Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
www. inform, umd , ed u/PT.* 

October 4 

3:30 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps In Library Research." covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to find periodical 
articles and other materials 4 1 33 
McKeldin Library 5-9070, 

5 p.m. VICTORWeb Workshop." an 
introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the Libraries' Web- based catalog and 
online periodical databases. 4133 

Arcadians with new French 
folk and Celtic music. 

The Army Blues Jazz 
Ensemble with Chris Vadala, 
guest artist 
Wednesday, Nov, 10 
8 p.m. 

The Army s premiere jazz 
group pays tribute to the 
sounds of Duke Ellington, 
Count Basie, Glenn Miller 
and more. 

The Clerks' Group 

Saturday, Nov. 20 
8 p.m., pre-concert discussion 
at 6:30 p.m. 

A Renaissance program of 
secular and sacred works by 
Dufay Ockeghem and oth- 
ers, sung from original nota- 

McKeldln Library, 5-9070. 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to Microsoft 
PowerPoint," Registration required. 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
www. inform, umd . ed u/PT* * 

October 5 

5 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research." covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to find periodi- 
cal articles and other materials 4133 
McKeldin Library 5-9070. 

September 28, 1999 Outlook 

October 6 

Noon. Research & Development 
Presentation: "Constructing the 
Academic Village: The Consortium 
on Race, Gender and Ethnicity." 
Bonnie Thornton-Dill, Women's 
Studies Depl. 0114 Counseling 
Center. Shoemaker Bldg. 

3 p.m.VICTORWeb Workshop," an 
introduction to using VICTORWeb, 
the Libraries' Web-based catalog and 
online periodical databases. 4133 
McKeldin Library. 5-9070. 

4:30 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research," covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic . and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to And periodi- 
cal articles and other materials 4133 
McKeldin Library 5-9070. 

5:30 p.m.TSWE Testing. 0Z00 
Skinner Bldg. Diane Adelsteln. 

6-9 p.m. "Intermediate Microsoft 
Excel," Registration required. 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg.'' 

Attend Diversity Dialogue '99 

Interactive Town Hall Part of Clintons Campus Week of Dialogue 

October 7 

3:30 p.m. "Online Courses as 
Effective Learning Environments: 
The Importance of Collaborative 
Methods." Roxanne Blitz and Murray 
Turoff, New Jersey Institute of 
Technology; Maryam Alavi, Smith 
School of Business and Margaret 
Chambers, University College, 2460 
A.V.Williams Bldg. 

4 p.m. Distinguished Lecture Series: 
"Obstacle Illusion," Patricia Williams, 
Columbia University School of Law. 
2203 Art-Sociology Bldg. 

4-7 p.m.'AGNR Fall Bash," a cookout 
hosted by agriculture faculty mem- 
bers to welcome freshmen and 
transfer students to the College. 
Games, food, door prizes, music by 
DJ and fun prizes for everyone who 
attends. Animal Science and 
Agricultural Engineering Complex 
Courtyard. 5-7761. 

4-7 p.m. "Intermediate HTML," 
Registration required. Computer & 

Space Sciences Bldg. 
www.lnform . um d . edu/PT.* 

5 p.m. "The Basics and Beyond: 
Steps in Library Research," covers 
learning how to define a research 
topic, and emphasizes selecting and 
searching databases to find periodi- 
cal articles and other materials 4133 
McKeldin Library 5-9070. 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 
4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the 
prefix 31+- or 405. Events are 
free and open to the public unless 
noted by an asterisk (*}. Calendar 
informabon for Outlook is com- 
piled from a combination of 
infbrM's master calendar and sub- 
missions to the Outlook office. 
To reach the calendar editor, call 
405-7615 or e-mail Outlook® 

Faculty, staff and students are encour- 
aged to attend Diversity Dialogue '99, an 
interactive town hall that is the corner- 
stone event of the univer- 
sity's second annual 
Campus Week of Dialogue 
(Oct. 4^). During the 
town hall, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 
Grand Ballroom of Stamp 
Student Union, students, 
faculty and staff will be 
invited to share opinions 
and insights on their expe- 
riences with diversity on 
campus. A reception pre- 
cedes the town hall, from College." 

2 to 3 p.m. in the Prince George's Room 
of Stamp Student Union. 

As part of the dialogue, noted college 
diversity scholar 

As part of the dialogue, 
noted college diversity schol- 
ar Sylvia Hurtado will discuss 
"Diversity and Learning: The 
Importance of Interaction 

with Diverse Peers in 

Sylvia Hurtado will 
discuss "Diversity and 
Learning: The 
Importance of 
Interaction with 
Diverse Peers in 
College." Hurtado is 
associate professor of 
higher education at 
the University of 
Michigan's Center for 
the Study of Higher 
and Postsecondary 

Education. Her research centers on under- 
standing diverse college contexts for the 
success of diverse college students. Her 
current focus has been preparing college 
students to achieve the intellectual, social 
and democratic skills necessary to partici- 
pate in a diverse democracy once they 

In June 1997, President Clinton 
announced the creation of the President's 
Initiative on Race, an effort to help build a 
nation of people who respect their diver- 
sity and embrace the values that unite 
them. During University of Maryland's 
Week of Dialogue, faculty and students are 
encouraged to discuss diversity In the con- 
text of their areas of study. 

ity Training Circle Focuses on Conflict Mediation 

Thirty members of the university com- 
munity, including students, staff, faculty 
and administrators, representing numerous 
campus units participated in the Diversity 
Training Circle's Training of Trainers (TOT/) 
for Conflict Mediation last Sept. 17. 

Hugh O'Doherty, director of the College 
Park Scholars (CPS) Public Leadership 
Program, facilitated the day-long training 
sponsored by the Office of Human 
Relations Programs. O'Doherty, a native of 
Northern Ireland, has been involved for- 
mally in facilitation work for 25 years. 

His vast experience — he was the direc- 
tor of the United States Ireland Public 
Leadership Program and participated in 
the Reconciliation Center in Ireland (a 
center that tries to promote dialogue 
between Nationalists and Unionists)— 
proved very useful throughout the day. 

"The goal of this training was to intro- 
duce people to the theory and method of 
mediation to give them a beginning sense 
of what it would take to really learn these 
skills — a foundation for future learning," 
says O'Doherty. "I think this training ses- 
sion succeeded in that." 

Training activities included an overview 
of mediation, scenarios for negotiation and 
mediation exercises, as well as a group 
mediation session. Participants were given 
different scenarios in which they role- 
played and attempted to Implement the 
mediation skills they learned throughout 
the day. One major activity of the day, 
facilitated by Amir Jahansir from College 
Park Scholars, focused on group mediation 
from two different perspectives. 
O'Doherty says the training session lays 
the "foundation" for learning effective con- 
flict mediation skills in the future. 

The participants felt the day-long ses- 
sion gave them a good base for building 
their mediation skills." [This program] was 
a terrific introduction and I want more. I 
would like to see a second session to build 
on this one," says Lee Harper, Institute for 
Systems Research. 

"I learned listening is one of the hardest 
things to do in the mediation process - 
both parties really need to listen to each 
other," says Rita Singer, a senior kinesiology 

Maria Vandergriff- Avery, family studies, 
expressed similar sentiments. "This [train- 
ing session] was really good. It was a good 
start in terms of how to become an effec- 
tive mediator. It gave us the opportunity 
to 'get our feet wet.'" 

In addition to introducing people to the 
mediation process, this TOT has a signifi- 
cant connection to the Peer Mediation 
Program developed by 
the Student 
Intercultural Learning 
Center (SILC) and to. a 
course— BSOS 399: 
"Facilitating Dialogue 
on Race, Gender and 
Ethnicity." After receiv- 
ing this training, partic- 
ipants can become 
peer mediators in their 
own units and, if inter- 
ested, join the new 
SILC Peer Mediation 
Program, which pro- 
vides students with the 
opportunity to learn 
and apply skills and 
strategies for mediat- 
ing and transforming 
conflict. This program 
is open to all students. 
Other members of the 
university community 
have the opportunity 
to act as advisers to 
students in the Peer 
Mediation Program. 

If the TOT program sparked an interest, 
students can also take mediation-related 
classes from SILC such as BSOS 399. It is a 
yearlong pilot program taught by 
O'Doherty, Bridget Turner, assistant coordi- 
nator of SILC, Tom Dunne, Director of the 




Center for Cooperation and Conflict 
Management, and Lois Vietri, director, CPS 
International Studies Program, This class Is 
being offered as a collaborative effort by 
SLLC, College Park Scholars and the 
Academy of Leadership. 

According to Turner, "The goal of this 
course is to teach students how to facili- 
tate dialogue on issues of race gender and 
ethnicity. During the fall semester students 
learn about the breadth and depth of 
diverse communities, and receive training 
in group facilitation, dialogue and conflict 
management . The s e c ond half of* the » - ■ i 
course gives students the' 
opportunity to teach and 
sharpen group facilitation 

Overall, Mark Brimhall- 
Vargas, acting assistant direc- 
tor of OHRP and co-organiz- 
er of this DTC TOT, believes 
the training session was a 
success. I'm extremely 
pleased with the presenters 
and participants in this TOT. 
We're already planning for 
the future," says Brimhall- 

For more information 
about the following pro- 
grams, contact the designat- 
ed people: 

• Diversity Training Circle- 
Mark Brimhall-Vargas at 405- 
2840 or mb333@umail.; 

* Peer Mediation Program 
or BSOS 399 Bridget Turner 
at 405-8190 or or 

Hugh O'Doherty at 405-0390 or hodoher- 
ty@academy.; and, 
• SLLC-Paul Gorskl at 405-8192 or 
pg92@umail.umd. edu. 


6 Outlook September 28. 1999 

Up to the Task, On Target and Under Par 

William 'Bud' Thomas Succeeds as Student Affairs Leader and Golfer 

There's a new addition 
to the wall lined with 
awards in William 
"Bud "Thomas's office in 
Mitchell Building. It's the pres- 
tigious Fred Turner award for 
outstanding service, awarded 
annually by the National 
Association of Student 
Personnel Administrators. 
Other citations note his 
leading role behind various 
programs and initiatives on 
campus, including the club- 
house at the golf course and 
the recreation center. But ask 
the vice president of student 
affairs what he's really proud 
of, and he is quick to reply it's 
his department, which he has 
handpicked over the 26 years 
he's been here. 

"The important thing I do is 
to ensure that the people I 
hire to run our programs at 
the director level are good 
people," says Thomas, 67, a man 
with interests as diverse as 
writing poetry, playing golf and 
reading 19th century spy nov- 
els in his leisure time. "I am 
very proud that we found the 

got his master's degree, then 
joined the public school sys- 
tem as a teacher, A year later 
he had to make a career 
choice once again — this time 
between a job offer for the 
post of principal and another 
at the University of Tenn, to 
run a huge dormitory. 

The latter because "it fasci- 
nated me. It was a new job and 
the only people who had run 
residence halls during that 
time, in the '60s, were middle- 
aged widows, and they (the 
administration) wanted some- 
body who could manage it as 
well as be house mother.Thus 
began his career as university 

After stints at Michigan 
State University and the 
University of Northern 
Colorado, he came to 
Maryland. It was, he recalls, 
toward the end of the "revolu- 
tionary years": between 1968 
and 1972. The otherwise brief- 
spoken Thomas becomes more 
voluble as he speaks of those 
exciting times. 

"Campuses all over the 

"He is loyal to the institution, to the 
president and to his staff. He is an 
extraordinary leader." 

— Dru Bagwell, assistant vice president 

for student affairs 

right people who have stayed 
with us and made a career 

The tall, white-haired 
Thomas has been at the uni- 
versity full-time since 1972, 
when he joined as director of 
residential life, before taking 
charge of student affairs a year 
later. Born and raised in 
Knoxvi He, Tennessee, he 
attended the University of 
Tennessee as an undergradu- 
ate. He then spent five years as 
an officer in the army before 
deciding that his true calling 
lay in education. 

Thomas returned to the 
University of Tennessee and 

country were pretty volatile at 
the time because of the con 
cern for the Vietnam war, the 
civil rights movement and the 
general awakening of the baby- 
boomers. Lots of things were 
happening that gave our soci- 
ety nervous tweaks, and many 
of these changes were happen- 
ing on college campuses." 

Including Maryland. Thomas 
recalls student movements led 
by others students as well as 
"travelling revolutionaries" 
who looked for ways to make 
the system stop. "They'd block 
Route 1 and the governor 
would send troops in." He 
recalls the troops coming to 

campus three times. 

The turbulent times, howev- 
er, led to a gradual change for 
the better at the slow-moving 
institutions universities tend to 
be. Universities were forced to 
take another look at their rules 
and regulations, including early 
curfews for women students 
and dating. "They slowly began 
to realize some of the rules 
were not good, some of the 
restrictions were not push 

At Maryland, in the mid- 
'80s, "one of the things that 
happened pretty quickly was 
we rewrote our code of con- 
duct and put a different twist 
to it. It became more reason- 
able and more clear what it 
was for," he says. The code, he 
says, became a national model 
for other schools. 

The school shuttle and ren- 
ovations on residence halls 
also were started during this 
period. Among other things, 
the university revised Its 
approach to campus activities, 
and health service operations 
were expanded dramatically. 

While Thomas doesn't claim 
any personal credit for these 
changes, his colleagues are 
quick to point out that he's 
been instrumental in making 
them happen. Says Dru 
Bagwell, assistant vice president 
for student affairs, "Bud Thomas 
has been instrumental in raising 
the status of Maryland's depart- 
ment of student affairs. When 
he came here in the '70s, it was 
known as the black pit. Over 
the years he's been here, he's 
built student affairs into one of 
the two or three most respect- 
ed departments of its kind in 
the country." 

Bagwell has known Thomas 
for 32 years, since they were 
colleagues at the University of 
Tennessee. He describes 
Thomas as "a visionary. He's 
extremely bright "As a person, 
he finds Thomas "extremely 
giving and supportive." 

Bagwell, who calls Thomas 
"well-written," also touches 
upon one of the administra- 
tor's little-known facets — "He's 
a poet," says Bagwell. 

"I do wrestle with words 
sometimes," admits Thomas 
with an embarrassed laugh. "I 
have written poetry... some of 
it for fun, some memorializing 

He quickly points out he 
wouldn't call himself a poet, 
however. "Perhaps you should 

William "Bud" Thomas 

put that word in quotes if you 
use it to describe me," he says 
with a laugh. "I couldn't prove 

He is better known around 
campus for his other hobby — 
golf. "If I had to pick some- 
thing that occupies the most 
of my time, it would be read- 
ing and golf." He started play- 
ing golf late in life, he says, "at 
about 34." He plays mostly for 
fun, he says, adding, "I am not 
good enough to compete." But 
he was on the winning team of 
the student affairs golf tourna- 
ment the year it started. 

When it comes to his other 
hobby, reading, his taste is 
eclectic. "I read a whole bunch 
of things," he says. "There are 
two or three sets of adventure 
stories that deal with the 
English during 1790 to about 
1825." He also reads spy novels 
and La Carre is one of his 
favorite authors. 

Thomas also likes to relax 
by watching musical perfor- 
mances and the theater with 
his family. He has been married 
for 36 years now and his wife, 
Betsy, is a folk artist. His son, 
William, after graduating from 
Michigan, earned his master's 
degree in history at 
Maryland— a few years after 
convincing his sister, Marcia, 

that it wasn't "cool to go to 
your dad's college"Thomas 
says with a laugh. 

His life has been a full one, 
and so it continues to be. 
Consequently, there is little 
time to think about his own 
plans for the future. "I don't 
think about retirement a lot — 
though I am eligible and have 
considered it — because the 
days are busy," he says. 

In student affairs work, he 
points out, "it is not unusual 
for a person like myself to stay 
in a single position for long. 
Most of us do not aspire to 
become president. Our role is 
building an organization and 
contributing to its groove that 
makes the place work." 

He wraps up by saying: "It is 
more likely that people in my 
line of work stay put due to a 
commitment to that institu- 
tion." And Thomas's commit- 
ment to Maryland is well 
known. As his friend Bagwell 
points out, "He is loyal to the 
institution, to the president 
and to his staff. He is an extra- 
ordinary leader." 



Lawrence Lesser 

Charles Butterworth, professor in the 
department of government & politics, has 
been awarded a Senior Scholar Fulbright 
Grant to the Friedrlch-Alexander University 
of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, for the peri- 
od Oct. 15, 1999 March 15, 2000, 
Butterworth 's research project in Germany, 
"Religion's Importance to Political We II- 
Being, the Philosophical Perspective," is an 
examination of the famous trilogy by Ibn 
Rushd or Averroes, the 1 2th century Arab- 
Spanish philosopher best known for his 
numerous commentaries on Aristotle. 

The first two 
parts of the trilo- 
gy — the Decisive 
Treatise and its 
preface. On God's 
Knowledge of 
Particulars — has 
long been known 
to non-Arabic 
speakers, but the 
final part, The 
Book of 
Uncovering the 
Sign-posts about 
the Beliefs of the 
Community, gen- 
erally has been 
ignored. In it, 

Averroes critiques the different schools of 
law In Islam as he seeks to show how 
jurisprudence and theology are to be incor- 
porated into a coherent political framework. 

Butterworth also has been appointed a 
visiting professor at the Institut du Monde 
Arabe for April and May 2000. The appoint- 
ment calls for him to deliver a series of six 
public lectures, titled "Des Origlnes de la 
Philosophic Politique en Islam" (On the 
Origins of Political Philosophy in Islam), 

C. E. Da hi, assistant professor and 
undergraduate program coordinator, depart- 
ment of animal and avian sciences, received 
the 1999Agway Inc., Young Scientist Award. 
The award was presented to Dahl last June 
during the awards ceremony of the 94th 
Annual Meeting of the American Dairy 
Science Association. 

Dahl received the award for his research 
to Improve the efficiency of livestock pro- 
duction via manipulation of the neuroen- . 
docrine system. Dahl's research at the uni- 
versity has focused on the galactopoietic 
effect of long-day photoperiods and the asso- 
ciation of photoperiod with insulin-like 
growth factor- 1 (IGF- 1). He was the first to 
report that a hormone galactopoietic in cat- 
tle, namely IGF-1 , was increased by long 
days, Dahl and his students have since deter- 
mined short-day melatonin patterns depress 
IGF-1 in cattle and long days can be com- 
bined with bovine somatotropin to achieve 

additive effects on milk yield. 

This work has direct impact on the dairy 
industry and has been the subject of four 
popular press articles within the past year 
and revived interest in the use of photoperi- 
od as a management tool in lactating cows. 

Art department Professor Claudia 
DeMonte received a $5,000 grant from the 
Anchorage Foundation of Texas. 

Lawrence Lesser, a faculty member at 
the Robert H. Smith School of Business, is 
the author of Business, Public 
Policy and Society, a new text- 
book published by Harcourt 
College Publishers. Lesser, who 
teaches business-government 
relations and business ethics, 
also is co-founder of the Smith 
School's "Washington Week" 
program, which enables gradu- 
ate business students to learn 
how public policy is formulat- 

Previously, Lesser worked 
for more than 1 2 years on 
Capitol Hill, where he served 
as legislative director for 
senior members of the U.S. 
Senate and House of 
Representatives, and as a staff 
member of the House Committee on 

Art department Professor Tadeues 
Lapinskl had one-person exhibitions at the 
District Museums of Nowysacz and Zyradow 
Poland. He also has been named a member 
of the Board of Directors of the American 
Institute of Polish Culture. 

Andrew Wolvin, professor, department 
of communication, has been identified as 
one of the 100 top-ranked active researchers 
in communication in a study of the status of 
research productivity in the field published 
in the June issue of Communication 

In honor of William Mayer, distin- 
guished alumnus and former dean of the 
Smith School, the school's Terrapin Fund has 
been renamed the Mayer Fund. The Terrapin 
Fund, an MBA student-managed investment 
portfolio, was founded by Mayer and origi- 
nally endowed with a generous gift of 
$250,000. The fund provides MBA students 
hands-on experience in equity analysis, trad- 
ing strategies and portfolio management. In 
addition, the fund increases the marketability 
of Smith finance MBAs in industries such as 
equity research, investment banking, com- 
mercial banking and corporate finance. As of 
last June, the fund had grown to almost 

Allen Schick Recognized 
through 1999 Merriam Award 

Allen Schick 

Allen Schick is 
the recipient of the 
1999 Charles E. 
Merriam Award, 
given biennially to 
a person whose 
published work 
and career repre- 
sents a significant 
contribution to the 
art of government 
through the appli- 
cation of social sci- 
ence research. 
Schick, professor in 
the School of 
Public Affairs, was 
honored by the 
American Political 
Science Association 
for his lifelong con- 
tributions to the 
practice of gov- 
ernment through 
social science 

"Allen Schick, whose schol- 
arship on budgeting and public 
management has shaped the 
practice of government around 
the globe, is richly deserving of 
this award," said the Merriam 
award committee. 

Judged by conventional 
standards, said the committee, 
Schick has been a creative and 
prolific scholar for 35 years. 
His more than a dozen books 
include "Budget Innovation in 
the States, Congress and 
Money," "The Capacity to 
Budget," and "The Federal 
Budget: Politics, Policy, 
Process "He holds records for 
the most articles published in 
Public Administration Review 
(13) and for the most times 
recognized for the best article 
published in that journal (4). 
He has won significant book 
(Brownlow and Hardeman) 
and career (Waldo and 
Wildavsky) awards as well as a 
Guggenheim Fellowship, 

Schick's scholarly work has 
ranged across substantive 
domains and geographical 
areas. He has studied budgeting 
institutions and practices, exec- 
utive and legislative, at the 
state and national level in the 
United States and in industrial- 
ized democracies and develop- 
ing countries around the 
world. He has done highly orig- 
inal work on the historical 
development of lawmaking and 
legislative form in the United 
States, including health care 
entitlements and the recent 
development of omnibus legis- 
lation. He has analyzed the pol- 
itics of bureaucratic reform in 
the United States and the 
spread of new models of pub- 

lic management throughout 
the industrialized world, 

"But Schick's social science- 
based contributions to the art 
of government go well beyond 
this impressive scholarly 
record," says the committee, In 
addition to his academic 
appointments at Tufts and, 
since 1981, the University of 
Maryland, he spent a decade as 
a senior specialist at the 
Congressional Research Service 
and has been affiliated with 
three Washington think tanks. 

Schick also has directed 
major studies of expenditure 
control and public manage- 
ment for the OECD and the 
World Bank, and was commis- 
sioned by the Crown to evalu- 
ate New Zealand's innovative 
and far-reaching government 
reforms. These latter activities 
and the publications that 
flowed from them, have made 
him a legendary figure in the 
worlds of public management 
scholarship and practice 
around the globe. 

Schick also played a critical 
role in helping Congress write 
the Budget and Impoundment 
Control Act of 1974. He has 
counseled numerous members 
of Congress and their staffs on 
issues of budgetary control. He 
has advised ministers and 
senior civil servants in scores 
of countries. "He is a brilliant 
lecturer who has educated and 
entertained thousands of grate 
ful participants in his public 
and academic seminars," said 
the committee. 

8 Outlook September 28. 1999 

for your 

events * lectures * seminars 

arils * etc. 

TAP Talk 

The campus business incubator, the 
Technology Advancement Program 
(TAP), hosts a series for its member 
companies called the TAP Executive 
Club Monthly Speaker Series. 
"Obtaining a Business Loan" is the topic 
of discussion for the Thursday, Sept. 30 
meeting, which takes place from noon 
to 1 p.m., Room 11 03, Technology 
Advancement Building. 

Faculty members who are consider- 
ing starting a technology-based compa- 
ny and would like to attend on Sept. 30 
or receive further information about 
the incubator should contact TAP 
Director Edward Sybert at 314-7806 or 
email to 

Purchasing Serials 

The Libraries received sufficient 
new budget money to support the 
expenditure of $275,000 for new acqui- 
sitions. Every department can expect to 
be supported by a modest allocation 
for new serials and a separate alloca- 
tion for additional monographs. Each 
department has an assigned librarian 
who will work with them to develop a 
short list of journal requests and who 
will have the ultimate responsibility for 
finalizing orders and managing assigned 
subject funds. Departmental liaisons are 
listed at 
UMCP/CLMD/cmdstaff.html. Please 
contact your liaison to make a recom- 

Individual faculty are welcome to 
make recommendations of new titles at 
any time, but recommendations made 
before Oct. 1 will receive first consider- 

A New Address 

The Department of Environmental 
Safety (DES) has moved to the 
Chesapeake Budding. DES's new mail- 
ing address is 31 15 Chesapeake 
Building (338) , University of Maryland; 
College Park. Md, 20742-3 133. The 
phone numbers have remained the 

Any questions about this move 
should be directed to Gretchen Sacra at 

Cell Phone Days 

The Office of Information 
Technology has arranged for cellular 
telephone vendors to be available to 
demonstrate, answer questions and 
sign-up University of Maryland faculty, 
staff and students with special rates 
available to the university community. 
The vendors are available Tuesday. Oct. 
19, and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. 
to 3 p.m., in Room 0106 Patuxent 
Building. ContactTom Heacock 405- 
4409 or 
with any questions. 

Maryland Room Reservations 

The College Park Senate Office is no 
longer scheduling the Maryland Room 
In Marie Mount Hall. To reserve the 
room, please call 405-5252 or come to 
the Office of the Senior Vice President 
for Academic Affairs and Provost in 
Room 1119 Main Administration. 

Sherry Agpaoa will answer any ques- 
tions you may have about use of the 
room. Sherry's e-mail address is 

research at little or no cost to their 
departments as the McNair Program 
will provide a stipend for the students. 
Nomination letters are due Oct. 29. 
For further information call Nthakoana 
Peko at 4054749 or send email to 
np 5 @umail . 

New Tutoring Times 

Effective Oct. 1 , walk-in tutoring for 
IT readiness skills takes place in Room 
0121 Main Administration Building on 
the following days and times: 
Mondays: 8:30 a.m.-noon 
Thursdays: 1 p.m. -4:30 p.m. 
Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-noon 
The facility is staffed to provide 
access to the CREN Computer Based 
Training CD-ROM and one-on-one assis- 
tance in using the CD-ROM training. 
Assistance is provided for the following 
software: Windows 98 operating sys- 

Hear the Strings of the Guarneri Quartet 

The Guarneri String Quartet will hold an open rehearsal on Thursday, Sept. 
30, 5 p.m. in the Ulrich Recital Hall.The quartet will read through String Quartet 
No. 2, Op. 10 by Kodaly, String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 by Schumann and 
String Quartet in G Major, K. 387 by Mozart. 

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. For additional informa- 
tion, call 405-5556 or e-mail to 

sherry @deans . 

Atomic Clock Time 

For those of you who have access to 
the University of Maryland's Campus 
Cable System, the clock display on 
channel 35 has been restored. The time 
is updated over the internet from the 
Naval Observatory's Atomic Clock and 
is extremely accurate. 

Thanks to Clint Bucco 
( in the College 
of Journalism 

for restoring accurate time to the uni- 
versity community. 

McNair Nominations 

The Ronald E. McNair Program is 
recruiting students and faculty for acad- 
emic year 1 999-2000. Faculty may nom- 
inate students who are interested in 
research and intend to attend graduate 
school. Nominees must meet the fol- 
lowing criteria: G PA of 3.0 or above; 
low income/first generation college stu- 
dent; African American, Hispanic or 
Native American. 

Nominators either must be willing 
to serve as research mentor or suggest 
a mentor for their nominee. This is an 
excellent opportunity for faculty to 
engage undergraduate students in 

tern, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel. 
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word 
and web browser usage. There is not a 
fee to use the walk-in hours. 

For more information about the 
walk-in tutoring, contact Bridget 
Battaglini, coordinator at 405-1101. 

Career Series Kick-off 

The Career Center kicks off its 
Career Series Thursday, Sept. 30, from 
1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Southeast 
Lobby of Stamp Student Union and out- 
side South Campus Dining Hall. This is 
a campus-wide initiative offering pro- 
grams that help students with their 
career plans and connect them with 
employers from numerous fields. 
Highlights of the series include disci- 
pline-related panel discussions, resume 
clinics, an internship series, career and 
employment workshops, career expos 

fairs, networking events, and a Senior 
Survival Series (co-sponsored with the 
University of Maryland Alumni 
Association) . 

For a complete listing of Career 
Series activities, refer to the "What's 
Happening Now!" section of the Career 
Center's web site (www. , Faculty and 

staff bringing these events to the atten- 
tion of colleagues and students is 

Influence and Ethnicity 

Steve Wilson discusses "Identity, 
Influence and Ethnicity" at the commu- 
nication department's Oct. 1 research 
colloquium, from noon to 1 p.m., in 
Room 0200 Skinner Building. Wilson is 
associate professor of communication 
studies at Northwestern University. All 
are welcome, 

For additional information call Linda 
Aldoory at 405 6528, or e-mail her at: 

Facts about Meningitis 

Following a story on meningococcal 
meningitis that aired on "20/20" two 
weeks ago, there has been a lot of con- 
cern regarding this bacterial disease. 
The incidence is 1:100.000, and at the 
University of Maryland, College Park 
there have been 9 to 10 cases of this 
disease over the last 20 years. 

A recent study, consisting of a 
review of only 14 college students over 
five years showed college students were 
no more likely to get this disease than 
anyone else. For dorm students there 
was a slight increase of 3:100,000 over 
that of those who are commuters. This 
disease is uncommon, particularly given 
that 10 percent of the population nor- 
mally carries this bacteria in their 
throats with no consequence. 

A vaccine, called menomune, is 
available for this bacteria. It covers four 
out of five of the main strains of the 
bacteria, but does not cover strain B, a 
common strain in the United States. The 
vaccine is safe and lasts three years. 

The cost of the vaccine at the 
University Health Center is $68. 
Insurance may or may not cover the 
cost. MAMSI student health insurance 
does cover it. 

For further information call the 
Health Center at 314-8120. 

Peruvian Voices 

The Latin American Studies Center 
invites you to the seminar "Quechua 
Indigenous Voices from Peru" 
Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in 
St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. The 
seminar features Carmelo Achangaray 
Puma, Guadalupe Holgado Huarancca, 
Aurelio Carmona Cruz and Nazario 
Turpo Condori. 

Puma, the first indigenous mayor of 
Pisac, is renowned for his struggle for 
Quechua rights in defense of communi- 
ty land and the environment. 
Huarancca is an expert on the oral his- 
tory, beliefs and organization of the 
Pisac community, where she and 
Achangary are promoting the founda- 
tion of a local museum. Cruz is an 
anthropologist specializing in the reli- 
gion and indigenous beliefs of the 
Cusco region, including the practice of 
ethnoastronomy and alternative medi 
cine. Condori is a Quechua shaman and 
the guardian of Ausangate, a mountain 
sacred to the inca people. 

All four speakers currently are in the 
Washington area to participate in the 
groundbreaking ceremony of the 
Smithsonian National Museum of the 
American Indian. For more information 
call 405-8235.