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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff W^eekly Newspaper 

Volume U* Number 9 • October 26, ^999 

Mayor Harrington, 

The Poetry of Breadloaf, 
page 5 

Field of Dreams 


Talk about your Terrapin Spirit. In honor of their son, Jared, a fresiiman wtto is pitching his first 
season on the University of Maryland baseball team. Dean and IVIargo Stuart created this a-inaiz4ng 
maze on their Corning, N.Y., farm. 

The seven-acre tribute Is the third com maze the couple has designed to attract visitors to their 
Crystal Valley Farm, where a pumpkin patch and hayrides round out the entertainment. The first 
year's theme was "Welcome to Corning." Last year's was "The Titanic." 

This tell's field of dreams takes an average of 4S minutes to wander through, say the Stuarts. 
"We got lost while we were making it," says Margo Stuart, noting the project required 15 hours of 
cutting, plus design work. She plots the design on graph paper and together they do all the mea- 
surements. "Then he (Dean) does the cutting and I direct him," Margo says. 

Once the maze was complete, the Stuarts took an aerial shot of the field. This year, they are 
turning one photo into a poster for Jared's apartment 

Future Construction Subject 
of Campus Forum 

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland is 
under construction and tiie Adeic Stamp Student Union is 
being renovated. Many more projects will be completed 
during the next four years. These projects wlli occur at var- 
ious locations across tlic campu.s. Once completed, the 
benefits to those who use these fine facilities will be sig- 

Given the number of projects and their anticipated 
impact, faculty, staff and students are invited to a Campus 
Forum, "Future Construction, Benefits and Challenges," 
Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 3:15-4:45 p.m., in the 
Architecture School Auditorium (Room 0204) The forum is 
designed to provide you with an opportunity to: 

• become aware of the full range of projects whicii will 
t>e imdertaken beginning spring semester of 2000; 

• di.scuss the impact upon campus activities (e.g., noise, 
adjustments to some events and programs, traffic and 
pedestrian disruptions, parking displacements and permit 
fee increases) which can be expected as projects are com- 

• ask questions and make suggestions in order to help 
identify steps diat will reduce disruptions to daily activi- 
ties and campus events; and 

• learn how the university wiU inform the campus com- 
munity of construction activity and help minimize disrup- 
tions for everyone. 

Presenters will include Brenda Testa, director, depart- 
ment of facilities plaiming; Carol Moore, director, depart- 
ment of architecture, engineering and construction; David 
Allen, director, department of campus parking; and Terry 
Flannery, executive director of university communication 
and director of marketing. 

Making the Grade: Campus Considers Plus/Minus System 

Until now, students at the University 
of Maryland could count on receiving a 
grade ranging from A through F at the 
end of each semester, but that could all 
be changing. 

Last July, university Provost and Vice 
President for Academic Affairs Gregory 
Geoffrey formed a task force to investi- 
gate the benefits of a plus/minus grad- 
ing system. Composed of 10 members, 
three students and seven faculty and 
staff, the task force is researching to 
determine the effects of changing the 
current system. 

"Discussion about plus/minus grad- 
ing is not new. It is a topic that seems 
to resurface every few years," says Leon 
Slaughter assistant dean of the College 
of Agricultural and Natural Resources 
and taskforce chair. 

The five-letter system of grading, 
which determines student scores based 
on the grades of A, B, C, D or R is one of 
many systems used at institutions 

across the country. The plu.s/minus sys- 
tem is used by several of the imiversi- 
ty's peer institutions and affects the 
student's grade based on the 
individual policy of 
the university or 
using the 
plus/minus sys- 
tem include 

University of 

Carolina and 
University of Virginia, 

"We are also looking 
at other schools and 
determining what con- 
sequences resulted 
from their grading 
change," says Slaughter. 
"If they actually chained." 

Along with investigat- 
ing other institutions, the task- 
force will look closely at the 
University of Maryland to 
review how the change 

would affect the cam- 
pus community and 
if the imiversity has 
the capabihty to 
switch grading sys- 

One of the 
most important jobs 
of the taskforce is to 


facilitate discussion on the topic and 
gain opinions from both students and 
faculty. Aside from talking with experi- 
enced faculty in various departments, 
the taskforce offers an informational 
website that includes a space for opin- 
ions and feedback. The taskforce will 
also send surveys via e-mail to selected 
individuals. According to Slaughter, it's 
still too early to gauge how the campus 
commimity would feel about such a 
change. "Sentiment seems to be fairly 
even for and against [changing to a 
plus/minus system] ," he says. 

Although it will not make the frnal 
decision, the taskforce will compile its 
results by Nov. 1 5 and make recommen- 
dations to the provost. If you have any 
insights or suggestions on the changing 
of the grading system, visit the website; 
www, html and add 
your comments. 


2 Outlook October 26, 1999 

Maryland and NASA Announce Creation of New Center for 
Research and Education in Earth System Science 

The University of Maryland 
and NASA's Goddaid Space 
Fli^t Center recendy 
announced die formation of a 
major center in die emerging, 
interdisciplinary field knofwn as 
Earth system science.The goal 
of the new center is to pro- 
duce the mnlti-<iisciplinary 
research and researchers need- 
ed to belter understand the 
total Earth system and the 
effects of natural and human- 
induced cfianges on the global 

"The new center will take 
its research cue from NASA's 
Earth Science Enterprise 
Strategic Plan and emphasize 
results that lead to clear soci- 
etal beneSts," says Michael 
Brown, interim director for the 
center and chair of the geology 

Specific research projects 
will address issues in the fol- 
lowing broad areas: ecosystems 
and the changing landscape; 
solid earth science and natural 
hazards; the hydrological cycle 
and ocean circulation; atmos- 
pheric chemistry, climate vari- 
ability and prediction; and the 
use of computer science and 
information technologies for 
Earth system science. 

"Educationally, the center 
will develop a graduate pro- 
gram in Earth system science 
that will train top students in 
the research methods appropri- 
ate to the new millennium,'' 
Brown says. 

The new Earth System 
Science Interdisciplinary 
Center is a collaboration 
among the imiversity's 

• College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences (departments of geolo- 
gy and meteorology primarily) ; 

• its College of Beliavioral and 
Social Sciences department of 
geography; and 

• NASA Goddard's Earth 
Sciences Directorate 
(Laboratories for Atmospheres, 
Terrestrial Physics and 
Hydrostatic lYocesses). 

The center will build on the 
existing programs and leader- 
ship of these units in Earth sci- 
ence and also on the extensive 
history of collaboration 
between the imiversity and 
NASA Goddard. 

The imiversity and NASA 
Goddard long have shared 

interests in earth science areas 
such as the study of atmospher- 
ic, oceanograpliic and land 
processes, and the interactions 
among them. Fundamental to 
much of this work is the appli- 
cation of advanced remote 
sensing methods and the use of 
new information technologies 
to manage the huge volume of 
remote sensing data being pro- 

Leading remote sensing pro- 
grams in which both institu- 
tions are involved include the 
Landsat 7 and the Vegetation 
Canopy Lidar (VCL) satellite 

The recendy launched 
Landsat 7 sateUite provides 
high resolution images, spectral 
light discrimination and preci- 
sion light measurement for 
global change studies, land 
cover monitoring and assess- 
ment, and large area mapping. 
The mission is directed by 
NASA Goddard and has a sci- 
ence team headed by depart- 
ment of geography chair 
Samuel Goward. 

The University of Maryland- 
led VCL mission is scheduled 
for launch in September of 
2000. It will use safe, low- 
power lasers to create the first 

three-dimensional maps of the 
world's forests. The mission is 
headed by university geograph- 
er Ralph Dubayali and involves 
other scientists from the 
University of Maryland as weU 
as scientists from NASA 

The work of the new Earth 
System Science 
Interdisciplinary Center will 
also draw from and be integrat- 
ed with that of several estab- 
lished centers at the university. 
These include: 

• The Cooperative Institute for 
Climate Studies sponsored by 
the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA).This institute fosters 
collaborative research between 
NOAA and the imiversity in 
studies of climatology, climate 
diagnostics, modeling and pre- 

• The Global Land Cover 
Facility, a NASA-supported cen- 
ter that provides land cover 
data products and information 
services through a creative col- 
laboration between the univer- 
sity's Institute for Advanced 
Computer Studies and its geog- 
raphy department. 

• The NASA-supported Earth 
Science Application Center for 
the Mid-Atlantic Region. This 
center is using NASA's earth sci- 
ence information and earth 
observing technologies to help 
resolve regional land use and 
enviroimicntal poUcy issues 
and to provide scientists, farm- 
ers, and business entrepreneurs 
with new "tools" for their work. 

• The Laboratory for Global 
Remote Sensing Studies, The 
lab is a multi-disciplinary col- 
laboration of Earth system sci- 
ence researchers using remote 
sensing data from satellites and 
other sources to study global 
land cover and vegetation 
dynamics, global ecology, clima- 
tology, climate change, and 
remote sensing science. 

The creation of the new 
Earth System Science 
Interdisciplinary Center is 
being funded by a two-year 
$600,000 NASA grant, which 
will pay for hiring of faculty 
and staff. The center will be 
housed primarily at the univer- 
sity, and its operation will be 
supported both by university 
and NASA funds. 

Internet Gateway Offered for Non-Profit Sector Research 

A recently launched website 
offers scholars, researchers, 
media and donors a "one-stop 
shopping" link to the best avail- 
able research on the nonprofit 
sector The "Nonprofit 
Pathfinder "site, which 
can be reached at 
www, independentscc- 
tororg, is a collabora- 
tion between the 
University of Maryland 
CivU Society Initiative 
and Independent 
Sector, a leading 
national coalition of 
nonprofit orgaiuza- 

Pathfinder was devel- 
oped in response to 
challenges and limita- 
tions identified in tra- 
ditional web searches 
for information on the nonprof- 
it sector Browsers, including 
university researchers, students 
and industry professionals, can 
be overwhelmed by the sheer 

voltmie of information avail- 
able, the lack of structure to 
their searches, the inability to 
find good qualitative research, 
and the time-intensive nature 
of detcr- 

"SKarins creative 

would be 
ate to 
their par- 

new gate- 
way offers 
idsitors to 
the site a 
and ongo- 
ing compi- 
lation of information on various 
qimlitative aspects of the sector 
on such topics as new models, 
developing trends, measure- 
ment tools, new research, inno- 

new programs and 
practices by non- 
profit leaders just 
became instant and 
worldwide. This will 
create a new cyber 
meeting ground of 

— Ted Howard 

vations and best practices at 
commimity, state, national and 
international levels. Tlie site 
also will be updated regularly 
to offer descriptions of and 
links to hundreds of research 
centers throughout the world, 

"Since the mid-1990s we've 
seen increasingly widespread 
adoption of the World Wide 
Web as a primary research tool. 
In that time, there has been an 
explosion of information and 
data about the nonprofit sector 
and civil society available on 
the Internet," says Ted Howard, 
director, Civil Society/ 
Community Building Initiating 
at Maryland. "Sharing creative 
new programs and practices by 
nonprofit leaders just became 
instant and worldwide. This 
will create a new cyber meet- 
ing ground of ideas. " 

Researchers can access 
information on the NonProfit 
Pathfinder site free of charge. 
The site also provides links to 
other sources on topics such as 

volunteering and contributing. 
Support for die project was 
provided by the Ford 
Foundation, the Lilly 
Endowment, the W.K. Kellogg 
Foundation, as well as other 

University of Maryland Civil 
Society/Community Building 
Initiative is concerned with the 
revitalization of democracy in 
the new era of globalization. 
Central to all the initiative's 
work are efforts to improve the 
economic and social health of 
local communities — and a con- 
ception of democratic renewal 
that begins with the experi- 
ence of citizens in the localities 
in which they live. 

Independent Sector, founded 
in 1 980 and based in 
Washington, D.C., is a national 
coalition of more than 700 vol- 
untary oi^nizations, founda- 
tions and corporate giving pro- 
grams with national interest 
and impact in phUantiiropic 
and volimtary action. 

How Do you Celebrate 
the Holidays? 

With the holiday season fast 
approaching, offices and 
departments across campus 
have already begun making 
plans for their holiday parties. 
Many of these celebrations 
also include recognition of 
those less fortunate. Food or 
clothing, for example, is col- 
lected for the needy, or gifts 
are wrapped for an adopted 

Whether your department 
sets up a mitten tree or boxes 
up the ingredients for the per- 
fect Thanks^ving dinner, 
Outlook would like to hear 
how you share the holiday 
spirit with others. We'll share 
your ideas with our readers. 

Send your stories to 
Outlook via e-mail: 
fax: 314-9344; or campus mall: 
2101 Turner Building. 


Oullook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle Remington. Vice President for University Relations; 
Teresa Rannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing: George Cathcart. Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes. Editor: 
Lxinda Scott Fortfi, Assistant Editor; David Abrams. Graduate Assistant: Erin Madison, Editoriai Intern. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus infor- 
mation are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesdaj' of publication. Send material to Editor, Ouf/ooA, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 
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October 26, 1999 Outlook 3 

From Camp to Campus: Harrington Empowers Youth 

People often keep little knick knacks on their 
desks. David Harrington, recently appointed 
associate director of the James MacGregor 

Bums Academy of Leadership, keeps 
a can of sardines and a can of 
pork and beans on his.TIie cans 
arc not there in case he gets hun- 
gry, though. They remind him of 
his roots empowering young peo- 
ple, and that learning can be fun. 
Harrington says the art in 
teaching students leadership is 
helping tliem find their "inner call- 
ing," chat voice inside of them that 
yearns to make a difference in peo- 
ple's lives. Now in his second year 
with the academy, Harrington originally found his call- 
ing working as a camp counselor 

In his twenties, Harrington worked for die D.C. 
Department of Family Services as a counselor for the 
Send a Kid to Camp program, which involved taking 
children from the inner city to Prince William's 
Forrest Park in Virginia, At niglit, the kids would sing 
"Sardines and Pork and Beans' around the campfire. 
Those memories have stayed with him. 

Since then Harrington has devoted his career to 
helping youths become leaders tlirough active 
involvement in their community. He is the embodi- 
ment of what the academy hopes to create for stu- 
dents: a link between the academic community and 
the professional world surrounding it 

Director Nance Lucas tapped Harrington to be 
associate director of the academy because of his work 
there. Ills lengthy experience with youth, and his 
extensive commimity service. Besides being the 
mayor of nearby Bladensburg, a big job in and of 
itself, Harrington is also active in several other organi- 
zations. His service exemplifies his belief that "leader- 
ship is best learned by experience-making mistakes 
and solving ethical dilemmas." He encourages students 
to become members of student government and local 

"With Bladensburg, I felt the government was resis- 
tant to people getting involved and really didn't wel- 
come people's input," says Harrington. "And also, there 
was just a reiil fear of having people with different 
backgrounds being a part of that. So, I didn't have any 
ambition for running for office, but 1 tliought about it, 
and I said. Well, why don't 1 run for mayor?'" He won 
the mayor's office in 1995, and is currendy serving his 
thiRl term. 

The Academy of Leadership plays many roles on 

and off campus. Academy faculty teach in the 
College Park Scholars Program, which has 
grown exponentially from a single dormitory 
haU to an entire community inside of campus. 
They also help broker internships for students, 
advise students on leadership career paths and 
help set curricula. 

College Parte Scholars stresses the kind of 
commimity service and independent learning 
Harrington believes is essential to breeding 
future leaders. "We're trying to have them dis- 
cover their own capacity for leadership as well 
as teaching them as a group," says Harrington. 
He taught a course in public policy to College 
Park Scholars, where he asked students to get 
involved in the municipal government by evalu 
ating his own administration of Bladensburg. 
His students went door to door surveying con- 
stituents and reported their fm dings to the 

Harrington also serves as vice chair of the 
Maryland Municipal League Legislative 
Committee, a body that lobbies the Maryland 
State Legislature on issues affecting various 
municipalities. The league offers training and 
technical support to newly-elected officials 
around the area as well. Other notable members of 
the organization include Baltimore Mayor Kurt 
Schmoke and University Park Mayor Margaret Mallino. 

Before becoming a public servant, Harrington 
worked for Close-Up, a non-profit, non-partisan civic 
educational organization that encourages teachers, 
students and older Americans to become effective citi- 
zens. 'When he came to Close-Up as a program instruc- 
tor, they were teaching high school students how to 
affect public policy by pairing them with 
Congressmen and other prominent leaders. Over the 
years, Harrington rose through the ranks and became 
the director of education for Close-Up, overseeing a 
$2 million budget. 

At the same time, he w^as helping train social studies 
teachers with the National Council on Social Studies 
(NCSS). Besides training, the coiuicil developed a 
nationwide social studies curriculum. While at the 
NCSS, Harrington headed the African American 
Educators Special Interest Group, 

His work has not gone imrecognized. Harrington 
received a Participant Fellowship from Harvard 
University. For liis volunteer work, he was voted 
Outstanding Volunteer by the United Way United 
Black Fund and received the Outstanding Leadersliip 
& Coimnunity Service Award from Howard University, 

David Harrington 

where he earned his bachelor's degree. 

Harrington's next goal for the Academy of 
Leadersliip is to create a trade association whereby 
professionals and students can exchange ideas. Last 
year, tlie academy sponsored a Leaders/Sponsors 
Association Conference at USC, and an outgrowth of 
that is the first International Leadership Association 
Conference in Atlanta, Ga, The three-day ILA 
Conference (Oct. 28-30) in Atlanta will feature several 
noted speakers, including Larry Spears, CEO, 
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and F^rry 
Smith, Major General, United States Air Force (Ret.), 
NBC News mill tar)' affairs analyst and president of 
Visionary Leadership. The Honorable John Lewis, 
United States House of Representatives will also be 
speaking at the conference. 

On tX:t. 28 the Bums Academy of Leadersliip and 
A.K. Rice Institute will co-sponsor the SpirituaUty, 
Authority and Leadership Conference. Topics will 
include the nature of and exercise of leadership and 
authority and how one's spirituality influences these 
concepts, ho'w to Identify and nianage overt and 
covert dynamics that influence how gniups and orga- 
nizations function, and liow groups form, define tasks, 
select leaders, and interact with other groups. 


Taiwanese Students Extend Their Thanks 

The following is a reprint of a letter written to President Dan Mote: 

On Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1, the Taiwanese Student Association jointly 
conducted the Taiwan Eaitliquake Relief Fundraising in front of the Stamp Student 
Union with the Tzu-Chi Youth group. During the rwo-day marathon fundraising, we 
accumtilated a total amount of $4,934.42. The funds have been direcdy sent to the 
D.C, branch of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation and will be used 
for earthquake relief efforts immediately. 

We would like to thank everyone who supported tills hmdraising campaign. As 
we observed, most of the people who participated in this fundraising donated small 
bills of one or two dollars, or coins. This means that most of our funds came from 
students who have a very tight budget. This abo means that thoiLsands of people on 
our campus made their donation. 

We would like to thank the whole campus commimity for its kindness. Wc also 
feel very touched that so many students with tight budgets would like to m^e con- 
tributions to help earthquake victims In Taiwan.The earthquake took many lives 
and destroyed many homes. We hope that all the efforts from our campus will help 
relieve those who are suffering from the disaster. Please help us spread our gratS- 
tade to the whole campus community. 

Kuo-Sheng Lai 

Chair, Taiwanese Student Association 


Professor Elie Wiesel. winner of the 1 986 Nobel Prize for Peace and award- 
winning author of "Night," wUl be speaking about 'Building a Moral Society," 
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. A 
reception follows. 

Wiesel is the Romanian-born 
American novelist whose worits provide 
a sober yet passionate testament of the 
World War II Holocaust. His talk is part 
of the "Diversity and Community in 
American Life" colloquium series spon- 
sored by the CoUege of Education "s 
Center for Education Policy and 

Tickets, which are required, are free 
and will be distributed two per person, 
from the Information Desk in Stamp 
Student Union from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Monday, Oct. 25, Tuesday, Oct, 26 and 
Wednesday Oct, 27. 

For more information, contact Steven 
Selden at 405-3566, or 

4 Outloak Octcdx^^ 26, 1999 




Your Guide to University Events 
October 26 - November 4 

October 26 

4 p.m. Physics CuUoquta: "Strings 
and Geometr)'," Cumrun V^ifa, 
Harx'ard University. 1-ilO Physics 

October 27 

9 a.m. - CoUegc of Lihmry ;ind 
Information Sen-ices Professional 
De velopme n t Wort shop:" Leadership 
and Managcmeni of ArtJiivcs. 
Records and Information 
Manage mcnl Progriims.'TTie seminar 
analyitcs the issues and pniblcms 
faced hj' archives, records manage- 
ment and related programs, plus dis- 
cuss the roles that leaders and man- 
agers of these pn>gnims can piay to 
address these needs. Registration 
required. 5-2057 or 
ra67@umai],umd,edu, ' 

Noon. Research & Development 
MeetingrStudent Trends on 
Campus," Mara Gotfried. editor, The 
Diamondback. 01 14 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Bldg, 

4 p.m. Art Department Lecturei-One 
Billion Cokes a Day: World Culture at 
the Millennium. "JiK'l .Swerdlow, 
senior editor and lead speaker of the 
National Geographic Special Issue, 
Global Cultutt;. West Gallery, Art 
Sociology Bldg. 

October 29 

1:30 p.m.WebSpinnerTutorial. 4404 

Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 

rban®info.umd,edu or 

ttfw w. inform . unid .cdu/WST/dasses. h 


8 p.m. (.Iniversity of Maryland 
Symphony Orches-ira presents Lan 
Shul.tiuest Conductor. Music 
Director Sing;iporc Symphony.Tawes 
Fine Arts Bldg. 5-5570. 

October 30 

lOa.m.- 1 p.m. Maryland Alumni 
Association presents an annual 
Homecoming Festival featuring food, 
costume contests and a lailgating 
competition. Lot Z and Tyser Tower 
in front of Byrd Stadium, 4-7174 

8 p.m, SchtH)! of Music: Polish 
Chamber Philharmonic, featuring 
Simon Dent on oboe and 
ChristophcrTayl<vr on piano. Pre-con- 
cert di.scus.sion starts at 6:31), Inn & 
Conference Center. 5-7S47." 

Philharmonic Plays Tribute to Strauss 

The Polish Chamber Philharmonic, from 
Sopot, Poland, presents a tribute to Richarti 
Strauss Oct. 30 at the Inn & Conference Center. 
The performance, fcattiring oboist Simon Dent 
and pianist Christopher Taylor, coimnemorates 
Sirauss on the 50th anniversary of iiis death. 

The orchestra, conducted by Wojciech 
Rajski. will perform Strauss' Oboe Concerto, 
written in 1945 after the German surrender in 
World War II while Strauss was exiled in 
Switzeriand. Other pieces to be performed 
include Bach's "D-minor Keyboard Concerto," 
Mozart's "Symphony No. 40" and "Gorecki's 
Three Pieces in Ancient Style." 

Rajski started the Philharmonic in 1980. The 
Washington ftwf has said "every member of 
this youthftil ensemble is a totally committed 
musician... they played with the unanimity, bal- 
ance and freedom of a fine string quartet... radi- 

Featured soloist Simon Dent has been princi- 
pal oboist with the Bavarian Slate Opera in 
Muiuch since 1 980, On his performance of 
Strauss' Oboe Concerto, Munchncr Merkur says 
he played it "with exuberant liighlighting, dis- 
arming vtrttio.sit}' and an intensively communi- 
cated flow of melos:a splendid, deservedly fre- 
netically acclaimed, hot-blooded interpretation. " 

Featured pianist Christopher Taylor, who 
won first prize in the University of Maryland 
William Kapell Competition in 1990, was also 

the first American to reach the finals of the Van 
Clibum International Piano Competition since 
1981 ."Taylor should be watched," says the 
Washington Post. "He may be one of the most 
impressive young pianists on the horizon 

Conductor Rajski was bom in 1 948 in 
Warsaw and educated at the Warsaw Academy 
of Music. Between 1971 and 1981, he held the 
position of artisdc director and principal con- 
dtictor of the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra 
in Poland and that of leading conductor at the 
Bonn Opera and the Orchestra of the 
Beethovenhalle in Germany. 

A free pre-concert discussion on Oct. 30 will 
feature Taylor and moderated by Dan DeVany, 
program director ofWETA-FM.Also scheduled 
to participate is University' of Maryland 
Associate Professor and oboist Mark Hill. 

Tile Concert Society' of Maryland is a resi- 
dent presenting organization of the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center, scheduled for 
completion in fall of 200' . Now in its 24th sea- 
son, the society presents chamber and early 
music, world music, and dance, featuring inter- 
nationally renowned and emei^ing artists. 

Tickets to the Polish Chamber Philharmonic 
are $18, $15,50 for seniors and $5 for students 
with valid university I,D For moi^ information, 
call 405-7847. 

October 28 

3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: 
"Seasonal Predictions with 
NASA/GEOS-2 General Circulation 
Model," Siegfried Schubert, data 
assimilation office, NASA Goddaid 
Space Flight Center, 2400 
Computer and Space Sciences 

3:30 p.m. "Online Communities: 
Stxiibility and Usability," Jennifer 
Preece, UMBC department of infor- 
mation systems, 2460A.VWUliaffls 

4 p.m. Distinguished Lecturer 
Series: "Theor)' and Practice in 
Contemporary Biology," Evelyn Fox 
Keller, MIT 1407 Chemistry 
Lecture Hall. 

4 p.m. Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs Lecture:"'lI,S.- China 
Policies and Relations," Minister 
Xiaoming Liu, deput)' chief of mis- 
sion, PRC Emba, 0106 Francis 
Scott Key Hall. 54)213 or 
rm l65@umail.umd,edu. 

October 31 

3-5 pm. School of Music: 
"Brahms: Nanie; Mozart: 
Requiem," Memorial Chapel. 


November 2 

4 p,m. Physics ColIoquiar'New 
Results from the Galileo Jupiter 
Orbiter," Don WUliams, Applied 
Physics Laboratory, 1410 Physics 

November 3 

Noon. Center for Health and 
WeUbeing presents a brown bag 
limch and talk about the proper way 
to exercise in cold weather, 0121 
Campus Recreation Center, 

Noon. Research fit Development 

Meeting: "Adding Two Levels of Self- 
Exploration to CaR-er Counseling 
Clients ■Ta,slts," Fninklin Westbrook, 
staff psychologist. 0114 Coimseling 
Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 

November 4 

Ni>on. Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs Lecture: "NSF Research and 
Education Opportunities in East 
Asia and the Pacific, with Special 
Focus on China. Taiwati and Hong 
Kong,"WiIliam Chang, National 
Science Foimdation. 5-<J2 1 3 or 
rm 1 ft'i'^umail , 

12:30 p.m. "Meet the Dircctori: 
Michael Kahn, artistic director of 
the Shakespeare Theatre and direc- 
tor of its current pnKluction of 
King Lear. Frank Hildy.Ted 
Lei n wand, and Ted van 
Griethuysen, Panelists." Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall, 5-6830 or 
crbs@umail . umd .edu.1 

4 p.m. Committee on the History 
and Philosophy of Science Lecture: 
"Prt)gnostication; Science of the 
Next Millennium ,*■ James Yorke, 
ISPT, 11 17 Francis Scott Key Bldg, 

Musical Masquerade 

The University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra kicks off 
the Maryland Masquerade Homecoming Weekend with a free 
concert Friday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m, in Tawcs Theatre, Lan Shui, 
music director of the Singapore Symphony, will serve as guest 
conductor for the Orchestra's Halloween Classics for 
Homecoming concert featuring Stravinsky's "Petrouchka," 
Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," Saint-Saens' "Danse 
Macabre" and Franck's "Tlie Accursed Huntsman," 

For more information, call 405-7847, 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for 
the prefix 314- or 405, Events are free and open to the public 
unless noted by an asterisk (*). Calendar information for 
Outlook is compiled Snom a combination of inforM s master 
calendar and submissions to the Outlook oiBce. 

To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 .)r e-mail 
Oudook@accmail. umd,edu. 

October 26, 1999 Outlook 5 

A Cappella at the Chapel 

Tlie fifth annual "A 
Cappella at the Chapel" 
singfest wiU be held in 
Memorial Chapel at 7 
p.m. .Wednesday, Oct. 27, 
and admission is free. 
Now a traditional part of 
"Homecoming Week," this 
year's singfest features 
imiversity student groups 
"Tlir Generics," The 
Treble makers .""Faux F^as," 
"PandemoniUM," and 
" Earth ton ez.*' They 11 be 
joined by "The 

Troubadours," a student a cappella group from George 
Wasliington University, and "Hometowne USA," the men's bar- 
bershop chorus from Montgomery County, 

Those with faculty/staff permits may park in Lot Y, behind 
tlie chapel, wlute others may park free in lots CI , C2 and L near 
Rctkord Armory and Mitchell and Lee buildings. 

Any questions? Call Nick Kovalakides at 314-9893. 

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The Trebiemakers 

Breadloaf Anthology Brings Together 
Top Contemporary Poets 

Concert Society s November Dates 

The Concert Society, a program of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center at the University of Marjiand, is 
pleased to announce its performances for November 1999i 

Saturday,, Nov. 6 

BeanSoleil with Michael Doucet & Ad Melle Que Pourra. 
America's *1 Cajim Band and the Quebec-based Ad VieUc 
Que Pourra trace the musical traditions of the French-speak- 
ii^ Acadians. 

Pre-concert discussion: 6:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. 
Tawcs Theatre, University of Maryland, College Parte 
Tickets; $15-25 (student, senior discounts available) 

Wednesday^ Nov. 10 

Army Blues Jazz Ensemble 

Chris Vadala, guest artist 

Premier Army jazz ensemble plays works by Ellington, 

Basic, Miller, and Herman. 

Univcristy College Inn and Conference Center, 

University Blvd. and Adelphi Road, College Park 

8 p.m. 



Saturday^ Nov, 20 

The Clerk's Group 

A pro^um of secular and sacred music sung from original 
notation. Works by Dufiiy, Ockeghem, Des Prez and others. 
Pre<oncert discussion: 6:30 p.m. and concert: 8 p.m. 
University College Inn and Conference Center, 
University Blvd. and Adelphi Road, College Park 
Tickets: $18, $15.50 senior, $5 student 

English Professors Michael Collier and Stanley 
Plumley recently published a colleaion of poet- 
ry called "The New Bread Loaf 
Anthology of Contemporary 
American Poetry." The anthol- 
ogy mcludes the works of 82 
American poets, including 
Agha Shahid Ali, Frank Bidan, 
Yuscf Komunyakaa, Campbell 
McGrath, Heather HcHugh and 
Albert Rio. All of the poems 
were written in the last five 

"It's a mirror, as much as any- 
thing, of what's going on in con- 
temporary poetry," says Collier. 
The goal (if the editors was to 
offer a snapshot of American poet- 
ry, showcasing poets who may not 
be in other anthologies. "Tlieres 
really nothing in the marketplace 
like that," says Plumley. "They're all 
living writers." 

Tlie anthology has been well 
received by critics. Tfje Library 
Journal called it "a superb introduction 
for the new reader and a splendid hand- 
book for the poet and critic." 

The material in the book is drawn 
from a survey of over 100 poets solicited 
by the editors. Collier submitted "Brave 
Sparrow, '"Pay-Per-View" and 'The 
Swimmer," and Plumley's offerings include 
"Catbird Beginning with a Cardinal" and 
" Cheer." Asst)ciate English Professor Phillis Levin 
is also represented, with her poems "Cumulus," 
"Part" and "A Portrait." 

The anthology is dedicated to Larry Levis and 
William Matthews, two gifted writers who died 
recently Both writers were dear to Collier and 
Plumley, and many of the other poets in the 
book dedicated their poems to Levis and 
Maithew^s individually. Plumley's "Catbird 
Beginning with a Cardinal" is written for Levis, a 
poet he calls "remarkable" and "underrated." 

The Bread Loaf Writers Conference and 
Middlebury College Press have published seven 
other anthologies, edited by Robert Pack and Jay 
Parin since 1985. Collier was appointed director 
of the conference in 1994, and this collection is 
the first published during Ws tenure. 

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, founded 
in 1926, is an annual conference held in an old 

Victorian summer resort beside 
Bread Loaf Moimtain.Vt., sponsored by 
Middlebury College. It has attracted some of the 
most notable American literary names of the 
20th century, including Robert Frost (known as 
the "godfather of Bread Loaf"), Ralph Ellison, 
Tnmian Capote, Sinclair Lewis, Jolin lr\'ing,Toni 
Morrison and Stanley Elkin. According to orga- 
nizers, it is "the oldest, largest, and most influen- 
tial of the scores of writers' conferences aroimd 
the country." Students go to the 1 1-day confer- 
ence to meet published writers, learn writing 
skills and show their own unpublished works. 
Collier has another book coming out in the 
Spring of 2000 focusing on younger, less estab- 
lished poets, called "The New American Poets." It 
wiU include writers that have not published sev- 
eral books yet, as many represented in this book 


University Chorus Honors Mozart , Bralims 

The world-renowned University of Maryland 
Chorus, conducted by Jesse Pariter, will perform 
Mozart's glorious "Requiem" 
and Bralims' rarely per- 
formed gem "Nanie" 
Sunday, Oct. 31 at 
3 p.m. in 

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joined by 
if^^^ r«B««iiF (^^^^ Brundage, 

bass, along 
with members 

of the Annapolis 



Tickets are 
$10, $16, $20 
and $23. 
Discount prices 
are available to 
senior citizens 
and University of 
Maryland students, 
faculty and staff with 
imiversity I.D. For more 
call 405-5570. 

6 Outlook October 26, 1999 


W.C. Richardson's painting 
"Time Lock," purchased by the 
Hirshliorn Museum in 1 998, 
was included in the exhibi- 
tion, "The Hirshhom Museum 
at 25: Celebrating Contempo- 
rary Art," on view last April 
througli last August. Richard- 
son, associate professor of art, 
was also asked to be a mem- 
ber of the artists committee 
for the 25th Aimiversary 
Benefit. He was invited to a 
tea at the White House hosted 
by Hillary Clinton, honorary 
cochair of the benefit 

Richardson's work was also 
included in the painting exhi- 
bition, "Chance and Neces- 
sity," curated by Power 
Boothe.The show originated 
at Maryland Art Place in 
foltlmore and traveled to five 
locations including the 
Kennedy Museum of Art at 
Ohio University. 

Sylvia Rosenfield, professor, 
counseling and personnel ser- 
vices, is the recipient of the 
American Psychological 
Associations 2000 Distin- 
guished Career Contributions 
to Education and Training 
Award. This award recognizes 
a psychologist for major con- 
tributions made to education 
and training over the course 
of his or her career. The pri- 
mary criterion for the award 
is excellence in education and 

Quoting from the award 
announcement; "Your career 
work in the field of training 
and practice in school psy- 
chology has been exception- 
al. Your work in models of ser- 
vice delivery and training 
issues has been instrumental 
in education and providing 
quality training for todays stu- 
dents. The contributions you 
have made to die field of 
school psychology have had 
an impact on society and psy- 
chology, and particularly 
issues related to special edu- 
cation, minority students and 
urban schools." 

Rosenfield will receive a 
$1,000 honorarium at the APA 
Awards Ceremony next 
August at the APA Convention 
in Washington, D.C, 

William Sedlacek, professor 
of education in the depart- 
ment of coimseling and per- 
sotmel services, and assistant 
director, Counseling Center, 
had his article, "Black Students 
on White Campuses: 20 Years 
of Research,"originally pub- 
lished in 1987, selected as one 
of the best articles to appear 
in the Journal of College 
Student Development in the 
last 40 years. It is reprinted in 
the 40th aimiversary issue 
(Sept/Oct 1999) of the jour- 

Civic Education for Youth Growing 
Concern among Democratic Nations 

The LImted States is not the only country 
struggling to find ways to engage its youth in the 
civic and political life of the natitm. A new report 
finds widespread concern among educational 
leaders in 24 countries about youths' growing 
disdain for p:irticipation in the democratic 
processes of society. 

Tlie report, "Civic Education Coimtries: 
Twenty-four National Case Studies from the lEA 
Civic Education Project," is the first attempt in 
more than 20 years to gain a comprehensive 
understanding of what adolescents are expected 
to know about democratic practices and institu- 
tions, and how these national values are taught. 
This edited volimie is the first part of an on- 
going study that will also test 1 20,000 students 
m nearly 30 countries to find out what they real- 
ly know aljout democracy and their role as citi- 

"We need to know what schools in the U.S. 
and elsewhere are helping their students learn 
about the possibiUties and limitations of political 
action," says Judith Torney-Purta, professor in the 
College of Education and chair of the interna- 
tional steering committee directing the project, 

"It is important for poUcy makers and educa- 
tors to know what the people who will be adult 
leaders in 20 years understand and believe about 
the civic and economic society which surrounds 
them," adds Tomey-Purta. 

The civic education project is coordinated 
through the International Association for the 
Evaluation of Educational Achievement (TEA), the 
same group that organized the Third 
International Smdy of Mathematics and Science 
(TIMSS), the widely known comparative assess- 
ment of students' math and science achieve- 

Twenty -four nations in Europe, North and 
South America, Asia and Australia participated in 
phase one of the civics project. They include 
long-established democracies and the transitional 
democracies of newly independent states in cen- 
tral and eastern Europe, Taken together, the case 
studies provide a comprehensive view of what 

educators and national leaders believe 1 4-ycar- 
olds should know about 18 topics including 
elections, individujil rights, national identirj', polit- 
ical participation, relations of economics to poli- 
tics and respect for ethnic and political diversity. 

Tlie first phase of the study found surprising 
consensus across countries about the core topics 
that should be included in civic education. Many 
shared the belief that instruction should be par- 
ticipatory and related to life in the school and 
community. The countries also expressed deep 
concern about issues of social cohesion and 
diversity. The case studies higMiglit these areas of 
agreement and also examine the issues or 
themes that each nation sees as most important 
in its civic education efforts, 

"This report gives educators and policy mak- 
ers cross-national information to inform delibera- 
tions about the role and status of civic education 
within these coimtries," says Torney-Purta. 

Data from Phase 1 of the project has been 
used to develop survey instruments and tests 
that arc being administered to representative 
samples of students in each country, including 
the U.S., as part of Phase 2. The assessments wiU 
test students' understanding of democratic prin- 
ciples and skills in interpreting political leaflets 
and cartoons. They will also survey students' con- 
cepts of good citizenship and their trust in gov- 
ernment. The results will be released in 
February 2001, 

The 24 case studies and simimary evaluations 
of Phase 1 have been published by lEA and are 
available in North America through the Natiotial 
Council for the Social Studies at 1-800-683-0812. 
Purchasers should ask for order * 409501. 

Countries that participated in Phase I of the 
project mcludc: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, 
Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, 
England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, 
Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuama,The Netherlands, 
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, 
Switzerland and the United States. 

New Clubhouse Suits Diners to a Tee 

Whether you're a seasoned golf pro 
or you've never set foot on a golf 
course, you can still enjoy the new club- 
house at the University of Maryland Golf 

Nestled in the rolling greens of the 
golf course, the new Club House offers 
a wide variety of dining options to serve 
your golf outing, conference, reception 
Of special events. 

The Club House features a full ser- 
vice lounge, The Turn Snack Bar, and a 
beautiful banquet room seating up to 99 
guests with a sweeping vista of the 
tree-lined greens. 

And at Mulligan's Grill, you can enjoy 
a menu that boasts tasty appetizers and 
reasonably priced sandwiches and sal- 
ads. Brews from around the world are 
featured at the bar. 

For more Information, call 403-4182. 

October 26, 1999 Oirtkmk 7 

The Center on Aging 

Little known to many on campus, the 
University of Maryland Center on Aging (UMCA) 
is playing an active role in furthering the quality 
of life of America's fast-growing elderly popula- 
tion. Not only is the center addressing issues 
such as concerns for older women and accessi- 
bility, quality and efficiency of services for the 
elderly, but also it is looking at the needs of fem- 
ilies who provide care to its aged members. 

Founded in 1974, the center is designed to 
foster basic, applied and poUcy research, educa- 
tion and public service in the areas of health 
promotion, disease prevention and human 
aging. Knowledge gained from the research is 
shared with government administrators and pol- 
icymakers, as well as professionals in healthcare 
systems, pri\^te organizations and the public. 

An equally important part of the center's mis- 
sion is promoting greater understanding of the 
needs and abilities of the elderly. Faculty serve 
key congressional committees and provide infor- 
mal advice to members of Congress, the media 
and interested groups. 

UMCA also cosponsors the Senior University, 
the academic program adjacent to campus offer- 
ing classes to persons 55 and over (see Outlook 
story, Oa. 19, 1999 issue). 

"We still have work to do to 
educate the public that long- 
term care is not somebody 
else's problem, but a reality 
that is likely to cost in the 
hundreds of thousands of 
dollars for many American 

— Mark Meiners, assistant director. 
Center on Aging 

The Center on Aging fells under the auspices 
of the College of Health and Human 
Performance. Director Laura Wilson and 
Associate Director Mark Meiners lead a team of 
researchers who are evaluating current elderly 
health programming and analyzing how diey 
can receive the least restrictive care, as well as 
learning haw society will finance long-term 

Currently, the Center on i^ing is working on 

projects with the Partnership for Long-Term 
Care, the Medicare/Mcdicaid Integration 
Program, Service Credit Banking and the Cash 
and Counseling Program. Partnership for Long- 
Term Care, sponsored by The Rob>ertWood 
Johnson Foundation, worics to create new ways 
to pay for long-term care. The program forms 
partnerships between Medicaid and private 
long-term care insurers. Under the program, 
once private insurance benefits are used up, 
special Medicaid eligibility rules wiU be imple* 

"We still have work to do to educate the pub- 
lic that long-term care is not somebody else's 
problem, but a reality that is likely to cost in the 
hundreds of thousands of dollars for many 
American families," says Meiners, who also 
directs the Partnership for Long-Term Care. "It 
simply makes sense for people to purchase pro- 
tection in the healthy years before long-term 
care devours a ftunily's accumulated savings and 
forces them into destitution. It can provide 
peace of tnind if and when the need arises." 

The Medicare/Medicaid Integration Program 
was founded by the Center on i^ing and The 
Robert 'Wood Johnson Foundation with an $8 
million grant. The program strives to integrate 
acute and long-term care. State governments are 
provided with funding and technical assistance 
from the center to restructure the way acute 
and long-term care is financed. Medicare/ 
Medicaid Integration is currently being initiated 
in 10 states including Maryland. 

The Center on Aging also works with health 
maintenance organizations to encourage infor- 
mal care and develop Service Credit Banking, 
volunteer programs for elderly members which 
allow HMOs to accommodate members' needs 
for non-medical services such as transportation 
and shopping. Meiners says this program is nec- 
essary because "as more seniors enroll tn man- 
aged care, HMOs may find that constraining 
medical costs requires enhancing informal sup- 
port for non-medical needs." 

The Cash and Counseling Program allots cash 
allowances to be paid directly to disabled per- 
sons, affording them the independence to 
arrange and purchase services that they feel 
best meet tlieir needs. Sponsored by The Robert 
Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services, this 
program gives disabled persons maximum con- 
trol over the services they receive. 

"AH of these programs are successes in that 
they went from being, basically 
doing background work to figure out if the idea 
makes sense and how it makes sense, to being 
offered as an option to states and having states 
implement it," says Meiners. 


Consortium on Race, Gender 

and Ethnicity Earns Ford 
Foundation Grant for Study 

Tlie University of Maryland recently received a two-year, 
$500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for three projects 
focusing on studying contemporary approaches to defining 
women from a multicultural paradigm. 

The project, tided "Collaborative Transformations in the 
Academy: Reconstructing the Study of Gender, Race Ethnicity 
and Nation," will nurture a collaborative inquiry into the 
experiences and ideas of women of many backgrounds as 
they have been transfigured by economic, cultural and politi- 
cal forces at the turning of the new millennium. The research 
is assembled by an interdisciplinary team of experts who 
will focus on issues relating to cultural diversity among 

The study brings together researchers from the Consor- 
tium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity; the Afro- American stud- 
ies program; and the combined units of the Curriculum 
Transfer Project and the department of women's studies, The 
three units will conduct distina but related projects. 

Consortium on 
Race, Gender 
and Ethnicity 
seeks to build an 
infrastructure at 
Maryland that 
will enhance 
and collaborative 
research on 
issues of race, 
gender and eth- 
nicity and give a 
greater visibility 
to the work 
occurring on 

The focus of 
the Afro- 
American studies 
program is to 
develop a semi- 
nar that will 
bring together 
multi-racial and 
ethnic group of 

scholars to explore how the presence of women in the 
workplace affect the experiences and imaginations of 
women of color, their families and their communities. 

The combined units of the Curriculum Transformation 
Project and the department of women's studies will support 
two international seminars with colleagues from China and 
Korea during the first year and from South Africa and the 
West Indies during the second year 

"The seminars will build links between international grad- 
uate programs for a final retreat that will assist educators at 
the university in evaluating its graduate women's studies cur- 
riculum," says Deborah Roscnfclt, director of the Curriculum 
Transformation Project and professor in women's studies. 
"The retreat will explore teaching methods of similar pro- 
grams at other institutions across the United States"Thc 
scholars will explore how feminism and women's activism 
are expressed in different cultures. 

"The three components of 'Collaborative Transformations 
in the Academy' have in common a concern with fostering 
multidisciplinary examination of how gender, race and eth- 
nicity connect with other dimensions of difference," says 
Bonnie Thornton Dill, director of the Consortium on Race, 
Gender and Ethnicity and one of the principal investigators 
of the grant. Rosenfelt and Shanm Harley, director and associ- 
ate professor in the Afi^>American studies program, will 
share responsibilities with Dill in directing the projects. 

The Consortium on Race, 
Gender and Ethnicity 
seeks to build an 
infrastructure at Maryland 
that will enhance 
interdisciplinary and 
collaborative research on 
issues of race, gender and 
ethnicity and give a 
greater visibility to the 
work occurring on 

8 OuttookOctobef 26, 1999 

CTE Teaching and 
Learning News 

TTie Center for Teaching 
Excellence newsletter, 
"Teaching and Learning 
News" is published four times 
each academic year. The 
newsletter discusses a variety 
of topics on teaching and 
learning. If you are interested 
in finding out more informa- 
tion or m subscribmg to this 
free publication contact CTE, 
visit the website;, or 

Free Faxed Articles 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries are enhancmg access 
to the published journal litera- 
ture by subsidizing an online 
article ordering service for all 
faculty. All articles are deliv- 
ered to your fiax machine. 
Articles must be from journals 
not held by The Libraries and 
the total cost per article can- 
not exceed $35. About seven 
million articles published 
since Fall 1988 are available 
through this online order sys- 
tem. Faculty can identify avail- 
able articles by doing a search 
of the UnCover database (file 
#76 on VICTOR telnet). 
Detailed instructions are at 
www. lib. 

Contact Terry Ann Sayler, 
head of access services, 
McKeldin Library, at 

The Homecoming Festival 

The Alumni Association Is 
hosting its annual 
Homecoming Festival 
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 
p.m., in tlie grassy picnic area 
between Lot Z and the Tyser 
Tower entrance to Byrd 
Stadium. "Maryland 
Masquerade: Come Have s 
Ball!" is free and open to the 
public, and aD members of the 
university community are 
invited to attend. 

Fe5ti\^-goers also are invit- 
ed to wear their most outra- 
geous costxmies and decorate 
their vehicles. Grand prize 
wirmer will receive four floor- 
seat tickets to the 
Maryland vs. Kentucky men's 
basketball game. An inteiactive 
game area will feature an 
obstacle course, fece painting, 
a quarterback challenge, a 

speed toss and rock climbing. 

For further information, 
contact Lori Hill at 405-4672. 

Service and Social Change 

The Mini-Center for 
Teachmg Interdisciplinary 
Studies of Culture and Society 
presents "Teaching, Service, 

Representation Woman* to 
Disruptive Women /Utists: An 
Irigarayan Reading of Irish 
Visual Cult lire ,'"I\iesday, Oct. 
26 at 5 p.m., in Room 1213 
Art/Sociology Building. 
Robinson is currently a pro- 
fessor at the University of 
Belfast, Ireland. Her lecture is 
cosponsored by the depart- 
ments of art history & 
archaeology and women's 

For more information, con- 
tact Josephine Withers, 
|w72@umaii or 405-1488 

Celebrating Black Art 

Nyimiburu Cultural Center 
presents a monthly art exhibit 
titled "A Celebration of Black 
Art:The African American 

should caU the curator at 314- 

7758 or e-mail 

cp 1 02@umail. 

Designating UM for 

The 1999 directory for the 
Maryland Charity Campaign, 
the state's work force portion 
of the LInited Way Campaign, 
madvertently omitted the 
code to designate funds for 
the University of Maryland, 
College Park. To do so, write in 
Agency Number 5383 on your 
pledge card and your contri- 
bution will be restricted to 
the University of Maryland, 
College Park campus. (All fac- 
ulty & staff contributions also 
go toward the Bold Vision 
Bright Future Campaign.) 

To Your Health 


The Center for Health and Wellbemg presents a series of Brown Bag Limches during 
November focusmg on a variety of health-related topics. The noon to 1 p.m. lunch series 
takes place Wednesdays, in Room 0121, Campus Recreation Center 

"Exercise in the Cold," Nov 3, the proper way to 
exercise in cold weather "Time Management: Fitting It All In," Nov. 
10, offers time management strategies to help balance 
/ r /^ your life. And on Nov. 17, learn about low fat recipes and 
^^^ ^"^#1 /#1 h^^th holiday eatmg at the "Holiday Eating" presentation. 
iW /^ ^T / M' In addition to the brown bag lunches, the center 

' ^^^^^\IzZ § presents some Monday evening talks devoted to fitness 

-" i and nutrition, These talks are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 

^*^\ It ^^ ^ ' CJimpus Recreation Center 

JL 11 Monday, Nov. 8, the topic is "Fad Diets: Dispelling the 

J y\ J I Myths." Learn about the popular new diets and which ones are 
^ f I I good for your health. Nov. 15 you'll learn how to use the weight 
room for a workout during "The Weight Room: Strengdi Training 
for Beginners," 

All the programs arc free of charge. For more information 
call 314-1280, 

and Social Change," with 
Rebecca Allahyari, Women's 
Studies and Kelly Quinn, 
American Studies, Tuesday, 
Oct. 26, at 2.30 p.m., in Room 
11 02 Taliaferro Hall. 

For more information 
please visit the Mini-Center's 
Website at: 

otal. umd .edu/amst/mini-cen- 
ter/ or contact the administra- 
tor, Sandor Vegh, at 
vcghs @o tal . imid . edu ; . 

One Billion Cokes 

Joel Swcrdlow, senior editor 
and lead author. National 
Geographic Special Issue 
Global Culture, discusses " 1 
Billion Cokes a Day: World 
Culture at the Millenniimi,''4 
p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in 
the West Cjallery of the Art 
and Sociology Building. This 
event is cosponsored by the 
art department and the 
department of art history. 

Feminist Art Historian 

Internationally renowned 
feminist art historian and 
activist, Hilary Robinson dis- 
cusses "From the 

Experience ."This month's 
exhibit features the work of 
two Umversity of Maryland 
students, Dionne Thomas and 
Jason Culpepper, tlirough Oct. 
30, Exhibit hours are 9 a.ra.To 
4 p.m. 

Culpepper is a self-taught 
artist and native of 
Washmgton, D.C. Though 
not yet an accomplished 
artist, he possesses the style 
and creativity of the masters. 
Culpepper believes the "pen- 
cil is an extension of his soul.' 

Thomas is a divinely 
blessed artist whose works 
provide a visual message of 
life. She describes her pieces 
as "not only works of art but 
also works of the heart." 

A public clo.sing reception 
for the artists takes place 
Friday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m. 
The event is free and open to 
the public. 

Celebration of Black Art: 
the African American 
Experience is a rotatmg exhi- 
bidon of local artists' original 
works. Artists interested m 
being considered for the next 
exhibit or further information 

For more information, con- 
tact Ron Jones at 405-6662, 

Riddled Basins 

Edward Ott, departments of 
electrical and computer engi- 
neering and physics, discusses 
"Riddled Basins of Attraction 
of Chaotic Systems: Inevitable 
Uncertainties in the Outcomes 
of Experiments," Wednesday, 
Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. In Room 
2460 A, V Williams BuUding. 
His talk is sponsored by the 
Control and Dynamical 
Systems Lecture Series and 
the Institute for Systems 

For further information, 
Labs/lSl/e vcn ts . h tml 

Statistics Seminar 

Jack Lee, Institute of 
Statbtics, National Chiao Tung 
University, Taiwan presents a 
statistics seminar "On 
Analyzing Dependent Data," 
Thurstlay, Oct. 28, at 3:30 
p.m.. Room 1313 Mathematics 

For more information, con- 
tact Grace Yang, 405-5480 or For a com- 
plete abstract go to: 
www. math . umd . edu/dept/se 

MEDLINE Matters 

The University Libraries 
welcome faculty and graduate 
students to a demonstration 
and hands-on exploration of 
the new version of PubMcd, 
one s7stem of MEDLINE avail- 
able free through the National 
Library of Medicine, for find- 
ing journal articles in the field 
of biomedicine. Related topics 
for brief discussion include 
pre MEDLINE, Internet 
Grateful Med, MEDLINEplus 
for consumer health informa- 
tion, the Next Generation 
Gateway, the current proposal 
for PubMed Central, and other 
new developments for free 
access to full-text biomedical 
research information online. 

This demonstrations will be 
held twice in Room 4133 
McKeldin Library: Thursday, 
Nov, 4, 10:30 a.m. -noon, and 
Wednesday, Dec. l,from 10- 
11:30 a.m. 

Advance registration is 
required by completing the 
form at: 
/semmar-f html. Other Fall 399 
Electronic Information 
Resources Semmars arc listed 

Honoring Neil 

^ Neil I>ividson, currently 
mterim a,ssociate dean for 
undergraduate studies, retired 
from the department of cur- 
riculum and instrticiion last 
July after a 31-ycar career at 
the University of Mary land. To 
honor liis diverse and signifi- 
cant contributions to the 
Center for Mathematics 
Education, the department of 
curriculum and instruction, 
the university and the profes- 
sion of education. Davidson 
has been asked to give a spe- 
cial retrospective colloquium 
talk Tliursday, Nov. 4, titled 
"SmaU<iroup Cooperative 
Leaming:'What I've Learned in 
the Past 30 years." 

Davidson's talk will be the 
centerpiece of an event with 
both social and academic 
aspects, and will beheld m the 
Grand Ballroom Lounge, 
Stamp Student Union. The 
event begins at 4 p.m. 
Davidson's talk and small 
group activity begias at 4:30 
p.m. A reception foUows his 

Anyone planning to attend 
should call the Center for 
Mathematics Education at 405- 
3115 or send an e-mail to