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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 11 * November 9, 1999 

Power of Pictures, 
page 3 

Salsa Man, 
page 7 

Maryland Day 2000... Explore Our World 

Event Planners Hoping to Involve All Colleges, Departments 

This grand view of IVIcKeldin IVIall, \aksn from the steps of the Main Administration Building, 
captures a small sample of the bright colors and activity of IVIaryiand Day 1999. Come Iw a 
part of IVIaryiand Day 2000, and register your event liy Dec. 1. 

Last spring tlie university opened its doors to 
the world it serves, and witnessed a significant 
success witli its Grst modem era, campus-wide 
open house. Visitors enjoyed an insect petting 
zoo, tours of the ice cream processing plant and 
the wind tunnel and rotorcraft center, PlanctlJM, 
Ag Day, student performances on three different 
stages. pR)grams for kids or whole families, and 
an alumni party on Hornbake Mall, 

To build on tliis excitement and activity, the 
university' will host Mar^'land Day 2000... 
Explore Our World, Saturday April 29, 2000. 

Maryland Day 2000 organizers are eager to 
get the entire campu.s community involved. "We 
hope to attmct tens of thousands of people to 
campus to explore the University of Maryland 
and discover in a variety of ways what tlie cam- 
pus has to offer," says William "flud" Thomas, 
Maryland Day 2000 cliair. 

Target populations include current students, 
parents, alumni, faculty and staff and their fami- 
lies: Maryland residents; city, county and state 
officials; prospective students; Maryland busi- 
ness and community leaders; the College I-^rk 
community and area elementary and high 
school students. 

Tlic Maryland Day 2000 Campus Committee, 
composed of several faculty, students and staff 
representing many campus unit.s, has begun 
planning for a range of informative and enter- 
taining events, Colleges and departments are 
encouraged to develop exciting events which 
would contribute to the day's success. For those 
who plan on hosting an activity during 

Maryland Day, a few guidelines are suggested. 

Extensive event-wide publicity will be man- 
aged centrally. A brochure listing the activities 
offered during Maryland Day will be mailed to 
segments of the target audiences. Your event can 
be included in this publication. In addition^ a 
web site has been established at event will be 
listed on this web page. 

Departments and colleges will be responsible 
for locating and reserving space and set-up 
needs for their events (tents, tables, micro- 
phones, etc.), as weU as fimding and staffing of 
their events. If multiple organizations are hoping 
to use the same location, the steering committee 
will resolve scheduling conflicts. 

If your event will require tickets, charge 
admission or take reservations, it will be your 
responsibility to coordinate those efforts. If you 
mail a separate invitation to selected audiences 
for your Open House event, you may also 
enclose a Maryland Day 2000 brochure. 

Tlic Planning Committee will serve a.s a clear- 
inghouse and keep track of all activities and 
events. In order to keep track of the more tlian 
2*10 events and activities die committee 
expects, please fill t}ut the event form on the 
web. The ftirm can be accessed at Once you have 
accessed this web site, please enter usemame 
MDDayDB2 and password Ib4UMCR Once 

Continued on page 2 

Randall Robinson 

Retention 2000 Conference Focuses 
on Student Self-Empowerment 

Internationally respected advocate for human rights and 
democracy Randall Robinson is one of two keynote speakers 
for the eighth amiual Retention 2000 Conference, Wednesday, 
Nov. 17 in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. He and 
iundieon keynote speaker Evelyn Hu-Dellart, from the 
University of Colorado at Boulder, will relate their talks to the 
conference theme "Student Self Empowerment: Learning from 
the Past— Plaiming for the Future." 

As tmiversity campuses become increasingly more diverse, 
institutions of higher 
education arc facing 
new challenges in 
retaining and graduat- 
ing multi-etlinic stu- 
dents. This is particular- 
ly true of predominant- 
ly white imiversitjes. 
The day-long Retention 
2000 conference con- 
tinties to explore new 
opportunities for col- 
laboration with stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, 
administrators and 
community leaders 
having equal roles in 
developing retention strategics. 

Morning keynote speaker Randall Robinson is well knowri 
as executive director of TiansAirica since 1977, and as execu- 
tive director of TransAfrica Forum. In 1995 he was named pres- 
ident of both organizations. 

Robinson's personal commitment to the mission of 

TtansAfrica is exemplified in his 
frequent testimony before 
Congress, his staging of massive 
protests in front of the South 
African Embassy during the 
apartheid era and his close wori£ 
with pro-justice members of 
Congress and other U.S. officials. 
His writings, speeches and 1994 
hunger strike to protest U.S. 
Haiti policy and the treatment of 
Haitian refugees helped change 
U.S. foreign policy, ultimately 
leading to the dismantling of 
apartheid in South Africa and 
the return of President Jean 
Bertrand Aristidc to Haiti. 
Robinson woriied on Capital Hill as assistant to 
Congressman Charles Diggs (1976-1977) and Congressman 
William Clay (1975-1 976). As a Ford Foimdation Fellow, he 
lived in Africa for one year, conducting research on the 
Africanization of European law and its social impact on the 
population of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds a bachelor's 
degree from Virginia Union University and a Juris Doctorate 
from Harvard Law School. In 1998 he published Ills book 
"Defending the Spirit A Black Life in America." 

Evelyn Hu-DeHart is professor of history, chair of the depart- 
ment of ethnic studies and director of the Center for Studies of 
Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA) at the University of 
Colorado at Boulder. She has taught at several other universi- 
ties in the United States, as well as lectured at universities and 
research institutes in Mexico, Peru, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, 

' Continued on page 3 

Evelyn Hu-DeHart 

2 Outhmk November 9, 1999 

Hunger and Hotnelessness « 
Awareness Week Nov. 14 - 20 ^ 

John Steinbruner Joins Public Affairs 

W^th more than three mil- 
lion homeless individuals in 
the United States today, it's 
becoming increasingly 
important to shed Ught on 
this growing population. 
Nov. 14-20 has been designat- 
ed Hunger and Homelessness 
Awareness Week and several 
departments and student 
organizations at the universi- 
ty arc sponsoring events to 
promote thought and action 
for this issue. 

The following is list of 
events happening on and off 

Nov. 16 

World Hunger Banquet 
Nymburti Cultural Center 
Multipurpose Room 

6 p.m. 

This educational event on 
the topic of world hunger is 
cosponsored by MaryPIRG, 
Tzedek Hillel and Nymburu 
Cultural Center. Tickets will 
be sold in advance and at the 
door for $3 per ticket. For 
more information, contact 
LesUe Case at 314^353. 

Nov. 16 to 17 

Great American Sleepout on 
McKeiain MaU 

7 p.m. to 7 a.iiL 
Cosponsored by MaryPIRG 
and Alpha Phi Omega 
National Service Fraternity, 
this sleepout is an education- 
al event with speakers and 
people supporting homeless 
issues in the United States. 

Nov. 16 & 17 

Community Service 
Programs: Hunger and 
Homelessness Awareness 

Information Table 
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Stamp Student Union 
A representative from DC 
Central Kitchen will be avail- 
able to sign up walkers for 
tlie Help the Homeless 
Walkathon and provide infor- 
mation on volunteer oppor- 

Nov. 16 & 17 

Canned Food Drive 

Sponsored by Phi Kappa 


Collections from 10:30 a.m, 

to 1:30 p.m. 

Stamp Student Union 

Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 

will be collecting canned 

foods to donate to a local 

shelter. A drop-off box will 

be located next to the 

Community Service 

Programs' information table. 

Nov. 20 

Help the Homeless 
Walkathon - 5KWalk on the 
Nadonal Mall 
8 to 10 a.m. 

Community Service 
Programs (CSP) maintains a 
list of organizations that 
work on behalf of individu- 
als who are homeless. CSP 
also maintains a database of 
over 800 volunteer opportu- 
nities in the Washington, 
D.C., metro area. This and 
other information Is accessi- 
ble on the web at 
www.umd.cdu/CSP or con- 
tact CSP at 314<:ARE, 1195 
Stamp Student Union. 

Maryland Day 2000... 
Explore Our World 

continued Jrom page 1 

completed, your event will be 
downloaded into the commit- 
tee's database and you will 
receive event confirmation 
from the steering committee. 
In order to be included in 

the mailed invitation, event 
deadlines are Dec. 1 . If you 
have any questions, contact 
Marilyn Kauffman, Brooke 
Lecky or Bud Thomas at 3 14- 

John Steinbruner, former director of foreign 
policy studies at the Brookings Institution, has 
joined the faculty of the University of Maryland's 
School of Public Affairs, effective Nov. 1 . He will 
also serve as director of the school's Center for 
International and Security Studies at Maryland 

Steinbruner, a nationally recognized expert on 
general foreign policy issues, lias done extensive 
work in arms control, defense plan- 
ning, and managing ethic conflicts. His 
latest work on communal violence 
will be highlighted in a research woric- 
shop sponsored by the school on Nov. 
16. (Contact CISSM at 405-7601 for 

As head of the Brookings Foreign 
Policy Studies program for 18 years, 
Steinbruner substantially expanded 
the scope of the program and attract- 
ed a strong cadre of outstanding schol- 

"He is one of the most prominent and versatile 
thinkers on national security and foreign policy 
issues today," says Susan Schwab, dean of the 
School of Public Affairs. "He has proven his abili- 
ties as an institution builder, and we look forward 
to his working with CISSM.' 

Schwab says she also expects Steinbruner's 

John Steinbruner 

interest in issues of sustainable development will 
involve him in the schools cnviroimiental studies 

Steinbruner has served on major commissions 
and advisory committees, including the Defense 
Policy Board, the Carnegie Commission on 
Preventing Deadly Conflict and the National 
Academy of Sciences Committee on International 
Security and Arms Control. He is a member of tlic 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 
and testifies frequently before Congress. 
He has held academic positions at 
Harvard and a tenured position at the 
Yale School of Organization. 

The autht)r or co-author of five 
books, he is besi known for "Tlie 
Cybernetic Theory of Decision, " regard- 
ed as a classic in the field of foreign 
policy decision making. His forthcom- 
ing book, "Principles of International 
Security," has already been hailed a 'ma.v 
tcrpiece" by reviewers. He has also pub- 
lished numerous articles in professional and 
scholarly journals, 

Steinbruner holds a doctorate in political sci- 
ence from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology and a bachelor's degree from Stanford 

letter to the editor 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing this letter to the editor in response to the advertisement for Professor Elie 
Wiesel's colloquium on "Building a Moral Society" that was placed in the Outlook on Oct. 26, 
1999. The advertisement describes Wiesel as a "Romanian-born American novelist whose works 
provide a sober yet passionate testament of the World War II Holocaust ."Thus, I am compelled 
to ask why Professor Wiesel's etlinicity as a Jewish person is not listed in tliis advertisement. 
Do you honesdy believe that he identifies more as an American than as a Jewish person? Do 
you honesdy believe that he doesn't identify as a Jewish person at all? 

While most people would agree that "Night" was a "sober, yet passionate" description of the 
World War II Holocaust, aren't you missing the big picture here? In case you forgot, Professor 
Wiesel survived the Holocaust; he is not just a novelist who happens to write about the 
Holocaust. The reason that "Niglit ' was such a powerful and moving account of human suffering 
was because Professor Wiesel suffered and watdied Ills parents and siblings murdered in ttie 
Nazi concentration camps. If Viktor Frankl came to give a talk at Maryland, woi J d you describe 
his "Man's Search for Meanmg" as a "existential masterpiece that grew out of a world tragedy "? 
Would you forget that Frankl survived the concentration campus? Would you foi^et that he is 
Jewish, too? 

Although the omission of Pnjfessor 'Wiesel's Jewish identity may be seen as a minor over- 
sight, as a Jewish person on a predominandy Christian campus, it is a reminder to me that my 
Jewish identity is not as important to others as the fact that I am a White American. I need not 
look any further than out the front door of the building 1 work in (Shoemaker) to see the only 
religious building on campus, a church. As long as people on this campus continue to ignore 
religious ethnicity as an essential component of a person's identity, then they will be guilty of 
contributing to the Christian ethnocentrism that exists on this campus. 

I am very appreciative [of] the ED PA department and its co-sponsors for bringing Professor 
Wiesel to campus, for his words have made an immediate and life-long impact on my life as a 
Jewish person. 


Lcwfe Z. Schlosser, MA. 
Doctoral Student 
Counseling Psychology 


Outlook Is the weekly facutty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle Remington, Vice President for University Reiattons; 
Teresa Flannery, Executive Direcl:or of University Communicatians and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes, Editor; 
Londa Scott Fort6. Assistant Editor: David Abtams, Graduate Assisterrt; Erlrr Madison, Editorial Intern, Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus infer 
mation are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 
20 7 42. Telephone (301) 405-4629; e-mail fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at 

he University of Maryland is about to experience some growing pains. 
Translated, that means YOU are likely to feel the pinch as well. Whether a 
student, a staffer or even the head honcho himself, over the next three years 
our daily routine at Maryland will not be the same. Expect a flurry of construction 

on North and South Campus to place obstacles in our paths as we venture to our 
destinations. A brisk walk to our new parking spaces may make us rethink enrolling 
in that aerobics class. The sight of workers laying miles of underground cables 
v^ill give new meaning to life in the trenches. Now, take a deep cleansing breath. 
AHH! Put on those rose-colored glasses you keep handy for just such occasions and 
visualize the big picture. Consider a student union that doesn't require a Global 
Positioning System to find your way around. Imagine performance spaces as world- 
class as the talent. Dream of new labs and classrooms for everyone from aerospace 
engineers to historians. See ourTerps hustling down the floor in a brand new arena 
with air conditioning so the players sweat it out, instead of the fans. (OK, Gary 
Williams will still sweat up a storm.) Some things never change. Other constants 
are our Sacred green spaces: like Memorial Chapels expansive lawn, the willow 
oak-lined Mall, the engineering playing fields, the Ms seasonal plantings. 

Look inside for our exciting plans.., 


Watch for a fluriy of construction activity on North and South Cajiipus as the 

university embarks on its biggest construction boom since the '50s. 

Replacement Grass Reld for Campus Recreation Services * 

■ Opening 2000 

Speaking of green spaces, Campus Recreation's existing 
grass field will be replaced by another one — exact same 
scope— north of Parking lot 4i. The move is necessary to 
make way for new parking spaces to replace the parking 
area displaced by the new arena. Got that? 

Computer Science Instructional Center I 

Opening 200 1 

This addition to the A.V. Williams Building will provide 
instructional space for the Department of Computer 
Science, one of the top-ranked programs in the nation. 
It will contain a125-seat lecture hall, two 90-seat 
classrooms, seven 50-seat classrooms, a WAM lab and 
support space. 

Van Munching Hall Addition for the Smith School 
of Business * 

Opening 2001 

Van Munching Hall's expansion will double the current 
space to support the Smith School's educational programs. 
research and outreach activities Presently, undergraduate 
business classes are offered in 14 different buildings on 
campus. New and renovated space will mean 16 new 
classrooms. Both the Graduate Career Management Center 
and the Leo Van Munching Jr Undergraduate Business 
Career Center will move to the new facility. The Office of 
Executive Programs as well as the Knowledge and 
Information Management Center will also be housed in 
the addition. 

International Centoril 

Opening 2001 

Nearby Van Munching Hall, a complementar/ building will 
house the J. William Fulbright International Center and will 
provide state-of-the-art space for conferences and executive 
education programs. 

THOSE FABULOUS '50s: Aioakback 

at Marvland's last big construction boom. Among the 56 
buildings constructed during this decade were such 
familiar landmarks as Memorial Chapel, McKeldin 
Library, Byid Stadium and the Stamp Student Union. 

North Campus Parking Garage (PG4) W 

Opening 2001 

This new 1.000-space garage will provide parking spaces 
for commuters and resident students displaced from 
existing parking lots as construction projects are initiated 
in this area of campus. 

Research Greenhouse Complex * 

Opening 2001 

Consider this green space of another kind. 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland i 
Opening 2001 

This performing arts village complex will be one of the most 
outstanding academic and performance facilities in the 
country. Home to the departments of Theatre and Dance 
and the School of Music, it will showcase the talents of 
Maryland students and faculty as well as performing artists 
from the community and arourid the wodd. Five perfor- 
mance venues and a specialized library will be open to the 
public for scholarship and entertainment. 

New Arena * 

Opening 2002 

The new arena will boast roomier seating for more than 
17,000 proud spectators, dedicated seating for the disabled, 
convenient parking for 6,000 cars and easy access to and 
from campus. The Kansas City architectural firm of Ellerbe 
Becket which also built the MCI Center in Washington, 
D.C. was awarded the contract. Among the arena's fea- 
tures are an academic support and career development 
center, wrestling and weight-training rooms for other colle- 
giate sports and a large practice gym. But the best feature 
of all: ai( conditioning! 

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center m 

Opening 2002 

Maryland's family of alumni will have a fitting place to 
gather in this classic, neo-Georgian building near the main 
entrance to campus. The new home for the University of 
Maryland Alumni Association will include gracious rooms 
for entertaining as well as a multimedia library, meeting and 
conference rooms, and a garden filled with flowers and 
trees that are native to the state. 

Student Housing » 

Opening 2001/2002 

These facilities will increase housing for Maryland's growing 

Honors Program, 

Chemistry Teaching Building » 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility ■ 

North Campus Satellite Central Utility Building (SCUB) " 

Opening 2002 

One wing of the existing Chemistry Teaching Building will 

be replaced by a new wing that will include teaching labs, 

off ices and research space. Nearby, a Satellite Central 

Utility Building (SCUB) will include equipment to heat and 

cool the new wing, with connections to the existing 

Chemistry Building 

Stamp Student Union Renovation t 

Completion 2002 

When the three-year renovation is complete, visitors will be 
treated to a two-story bookstore, additional office space for 
student organizations, new conference and meeting facili- 
ties, a restaurant overlooking campus, a game center fea- 
turing bowling, billiards and video games and a redefined 
athum food court that will support daytime dining and 
evening coffeehouse/entertainment ventures. Count on 
spruced-up Grand and Colony Ballrooms and the Hoff 
Theater in their familiar locales. 

South Campus Parking Garage (PG 5) " 

Opening 2003 

Adjacent to Mowatt Lane, a 700-space parking garage will 
offset the elimination of existing parking spaces that will 
occur because of construction of the addition to Van 
Munching Hall, home of the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business, and the increased demand for parking because of 
the new International Center. 

Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building >• 

Opening 2003 

As the Clark School's reputation and enrollment rise, the 
demand for teaching laboratories and classrooms increases. 
Furthermore, computing resources need constant updating 
to keep students and faculty at the forefront of the best 
practice. The Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building will offer 
state-of-the art research and class labs, seminar rooms and 
offices to support the seven departments of the Clark 
School of Engineering. 

Satellite Central Utility Building (SCUB) II *> 

Completion 2003 

To accommodate the power needs this building boom gen- 
erates, the SCUB will be expanded on the southwest side 
of campus. The addition will provide the utility service 
needed for the major construction projects on the southt- 
west side of campus. It may not be an architectural 
wonder, but it gets the job done. 

Renovation of Taliaferro and Key Halls » 

Completion 2003 

The second and third floors of Taliaferro and Francis Scott 

Key halls will be renovated for the highly regarded 
Department of History, including installation of an elevator 
in Taliaferro and accessible interior connection between the 
two buildings will make the facility ADA-compliant. Both 
buildings were constructed in 1932 with an addition to 
Taliaferro in 1964. With the exception of the recent renova- 
tion of the first floor of Taliaferro, few improvements have 
been made to these buildings since they were constructed 
nearly 70 years ago. 

Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Renovation » 

Opening 2003 

Vanous building systems, including the electrical and HVAC, 
are in need of replacement in this nearly 50-year-old build- 
ing. The renovation will bring labs up to modern safety 
standards. Furthermore, restrooms and elevator upgrades 
will provide accessibility to people with disabilities. 

Health Center Addition /Re novation 1> 

Opening 2003 

The existing facility was constructed in 1963 and is in need 
of major renovation to support modern, ambulatory health 
care standards. The addition will alleviate deficiencies in 
the area of clinical services for students and employees. 
Reconfiguration of the existing space will also improve the 
delivery of services. 

Journalism Building 
going up 

Plans for 
Memorial Cftapel 

Cheering at Byrd Stadium 










We do take a lot (pun intended) for granted at this university, and one of the gritty 
issues that our construction boom surfaces is: Where will I park? Believe us, more 

thought and care has been given to this issue than perhaps any other. 

Campus Parking has always ^ ^ 

V priced parking ^ ^ 

The good news is that when construction projects are 
complete and new parking is in place everyone who 
wants to park on campus will be served, and the campus 
wiU he altogether better organized, better equipped and 
better prepared for both the daily load of traffic and park 
ing, and the influx related to cultural .ind athletic events. 
Wc vvill not have sacrificed the beauty of our campus or 
our commitment to availability in the process. 

The university' currently provides 18,50(1 parking 
spaces for facility; stafTand students. The guiding philoso- 
phy of the Department of Campus Parking has always 
been to provide reasonably priced parking 
to anyone who wants to 
park on campus. 

Parking for faculty 
and staS" is located as 
close as possible to their 
place of eniployn)ent. The 
actual assignment of parking spaces is decentral 
ized, handled by 141) parking representatives in the 
administrative and academic units. Each unit designs its 
own system for prioritizing parking and assigning spaces. 

Students are generally assigned to more distant 
parking lots based upon their class standing and pay 
differential parking fees depending on whether they are 
residents or commuters. 

Some parking spaces will be lost to nev\- construction. 
But WAIT. New parking spaces will replace them. In fact, 
the universiry has made certain that there will be at least 
as much parking space available and, if possible, a NET 
GAIN of parking spaces overall, at the completion of 
construction (2l)ni>-2(l{l3). 

Of more immediate concern are the parking spaces 
that wUl be relocated due to construction, both on Nordi 
Campus and South Campus, and this is where your 
patience may be tried. During this period, faculty and 
staff will have priority in reassignment to spaces closest to 
their workplace, but may result in a longer walk to the 
office for some. Some students will have to factor in 
being assigned to more distant parking as they plan to 
reach class, work or other activities. Those who use Lot 4 
for parking vvill experience the most inconvenience 
during the constn.iction of the new sports arena on North 
Campus. Some spaces currently included in Lot 1 will 
be assigned to faculty and staff during construction on 
South Campus. 

Many of these inconveniences will be short-lived as 
plans go forward for two new parking garages and addi- 
tional surface lot parking. The university also will be 
e.\ploring the feasibility' of extended shuttle bus routes, 
park-and-ride arrangements and incentives for car-pooling 
to ease these short- terni problems. 


New parking garages? New surface parking? There s no 
easy way to say this: Yes, the fees. IJid you know that each 
garage space costs $ 1 2,000 to create, and each surface lot 
space costs $3,000? To pay for replacement spaces 
parking fees wilt increase over the next several 
years. However, increases will be spread over the 
longest possible time period to lessen the impact. 
Further, fees paid through payroll 
deduction will be taken out 
of ^rc-(ii.v dollars. 

For faculty and staff parking 
the annual parking rate will 
■ increase to S360 by 2007. Over 
the same period, commuter student fees are projected to 
rise from the current 374 to $154. For resident students, 
the fees will increase from S137 to $313. (See chart 

When pretax savings are taken into account, the actual 
dollar incre.ise for faculrv' and staff is much less, hi the 
current year, for example, an employee who makes 
S25,000 a year and pays $8.00 in parking fees in each of 
20 pay periods, the total pretax savings is $48.0(1 against 
the total SlfiO,llO fee. For someone making $50,U(K), the 
savings is $69,00. Tax savings will increase proportionately 
as the fees go up. 










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Log on to 

Be sure to weigh in with your ideas for encouraging 

car-pooling, using public transportation and other 
alternatives to relieve the temporary pain of traffic and 
parking problems during our grovrth spurt. And to be 
sure that you are kept in-the-know, count on 

• Periodic updates in Outlook and the Diamondbatk 

• Neighborhood meetings for affected areas on campus 

• Postings in FY I Digest (also available on the Web) 

• Signage to help steer your course on campus 


To reduce the university's energy consumption by 
32 percent, there are going to be a few bumps in the 
road — literally. 

For years, the comfortable temperatures mside class- 
rooms and offices during brisk falls and sticky summers 
were provided though a complex steam distribution sys- 
tem. But after several decades of use, the steam has gone 
out of the aging utility system's intVa.structure. Instead of 
spending imlhons in repairs, the university chose to 
initiate a program of renewal and modernization for the 
antiquated steam and high voltage distribution systems. 

The program is a private- public partnership between 
the university and Trigen Cinergy Solutions, TCS is a 
joint venture between Trigen Energ\' Corporation of 
Baltimore and C'inerg\' Corporation of Cincinnati, 

Ihc two-year energy modernization project starts in 
Spring 2(10(1, When complete, the system will provide 
reliable and efficient heating, cooling and electric power 
to the campus conununity. So effective in fact, the 
amount of energy saved annually by the new system will 
be enough to power more than 7.500 homes. 

"This project is good for the university and good for 
the environment," says Frank Brewer, assistant vice 
president for facilities management. "It establishes the 
university as a national leader in the moderniz.niou of 
energ)' infrastrucmre." 

However, turning the university into an cnergy- 
efllcieiit powerhouse will be a bit inconvenient for 
motorists and pedestrians aUke, Trenches for underground 
cabling may require a temporary rerouting to a faniiliar 
jaunt through campus green spaces. Also, various campus 
thoroughfares will be closed for short periods of time 
and steel plates will be placed on roadways during the 
modernization process. 

Now that you're heard about the OUCH! and maybe even muttered a few 
Avell-chosen #*@#*! Avords, try on those rose-colored glasses. SEE. Maryland is 
growing. The big picture promises an even-better landscape in keeping with a 
national public research university that's on the rise. 

November 9, 1999 Outlook 3 

The Power of Pictures: Local Elementary Students Help Design 
Visually Based Computer Technology for Kids 

Imagine a second grade dass where 
students have teamed up to create then- 
own virtual zoo. They begin at the com- 
puter, pointing and clicking their way 
through a series of pictures to explore 
where their favorite animals live and 
what they cat. Each click takes them to 
more and more detailed information 
and you can feel the excitement rise as 
they begin to make informed decisions 
about what's needed to keep the ani- 
mals lieaJtliy and happy in their kid- 
built zoo. 

This scene may be reality in the not 
too distant future as the result of a uni- 
versity research project that is creating 
new teclinologies for children's digital 
Ubraries.Tlie project hopes to use the 
power of pictures to give young chil- 
dren unprecedented access to a wide 
world of information. 

Allison Drain, assistant professor in 
the C^olJege of Education, is teaming up 
with teachers and students at Yorktown 
Elementary School in Bowie to develop 
a new visual browsing system tailored 
to children. It will be an alternative to 
the text-based systems commonly used 
to browse the Internet and other digital 
resources. The project, supported by a 
$600,000 grant from the National 
Science Foimdation, asks cliildren to be 
equal partners in the design process, an 

approach seldom seen in today's 
development laboratories. 

"When designing computer systems 
that will be used by children, we 
believe it is important to give children 
a voice in shaping those new tech- 
nologies," says Dniin.'lt's hard to 
know what kids really want if they are 
not allowed to tell you" 

Dniin's research team of six adults 
and six children (ages 7-11), will 
develop a prototype digital library that 
enables children to visually browse 
images, sounds, video and text describ- 
ing a broad range of animal habitats. 
Multimedia materials are being sup- 
plied by such content providers as 
Discovery Channel and Patuxent 
Wildlife Research Center. 

Most existing digital libraries, devel- 
oped by museums and research cen- 
ters, were designed for adults and 
require complex text searches to 
access information. These systems are 
not very friendly to children just learn- 
ing to use words 

"We need to find a way to make the 
desktop boxes easily accessible to 
young children," says Druin. One aspect 
of the project will explore ways to 
have two or more mice attached to one 
computer to make it easier for children 
to Tvork together. "We know that kids 

Allison DruIn has made kid-friendly computing a research priority. Above, she Is pic- 
tured In her lab with some of the pint'^ized researchers who have assisted her. 

like to work shouldcr-to-shoulder, but 
current systems don't make that easy," 
she says. 

Teachers from Yorktown Elementary 
will be working with the research team 
to develop these new technologies and 
will test the prototype system with 
children in their classrooms this spring. 

Researchers on Dniin's team w^ill study 
how the new technology impacts the 
way cliildren learn and interact in the 

"Kids have really great ideas," says 
Druin. "If we can remove the barrier of 
text, there's no telling how far tliey can 
move In concrete expression." 

Student Self-Empowerment 
Focus of Retention 2000 

continued front page 1 

Taiwan and China. 

Hu-DeHart received her B.A. 
with honors in political sci- 
ence from Stanford University 
and her ?h.D in Latin American 
history from the University of 
Texas at Austin. She is the 
recipient of numerous research 
awards, including two 
Fulb rights to Brazil and Peru. 
She is also the recipient of a 
three-year Kellogg National 

As university campuses 
become increasingly more 
diverse, institutions of 
higlier education are 
facing new cliallenges in 
retaining and graduating 
multi-ethnic students. 

Leadership Award and foimder 
of the Asian/Pacific American 
Women's Leadcrsliip Institute. 
The author of three books 
on the Yaqui Indians of north- 

ern Mexico and Arizona (one in 
Spanish), she has written 
numerous scholarly articles on 
her current research on the 
Asian Diaspora in Latin America 
and the Caribbean, and on the 
poUtics of multiculturalism. 

Hu-DeHart lectures, testifies, 
consults and conducts work- 
shops on Latin 
American/Caribbean history, 
pijiitics and contemporary 
affairs; race, ethnic and gender 
relations and issues; multicul- 
tural education and the politics 
of multiculturalism; eth- 
nic studies and curricu- 
lum reform;Asian 
American history and 
the Asian Diaspora 
worldwide; refugee and 
immigration issues; and 
recruitment and reten- 
tion of students and fac- 
ulty of color. 

All faculty, staff and 
students are encouraged 
to join OMSE in this 
imcommon conference. 
There is a registration 
fee of $85. which 
includes the limcheon. 
The fee for students is 
$30. Web site registration can 
foimd at www. inform umd. 
edu/omse/retention/. For more 
information contact OMSE at 

Historical Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity 

On Thursday, Nov. 1 1 , the Committee on Africa 
and the Americas sponsors a panel discussion, 
"Historical Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity." 
The program will feature three prominent social 
scientists: Letth MulUngs, department of anthro- 
pology, City University of New York; Lee Baker, 
department of anthropology; Columbia 
University and George lipsltz, department of eth- 
nic studies. University of California at San Diego. 
The lecture takes place at 3; 30 p.m. in Room 
2203 Art-Sociology Building. 

The panel is part of the Committee's pro- 
gramming for 1999-2000 focusing on the theme 
"Reexamining Race and Ethnicity for the 21st 
Century." In addidon to providir^ a framew^ork 
for a multidisciplinary course cluster and related 
extracurricular activities, the theme serves as a 
catalyst for promoting conversation and research 
on Africa and the Diaspora. 

Although the concept of the social construc- 
tion of "race" has been a common assumption in 
recent humanities and social science scholar- 
ship, it has been difGcuIt to setde on a singular, 
primary definition. Race has existed as a fluid 
concept — overlapping with ethnic and cultural 
categorizations, subject to national and geo- 
graphical variations, and shifting meaning 
according to specific disciplinary perspectives. 
The present panel is designed to reexamine the 
varied definitions and uses of the term race and 
its relationship to ethnicity, culture and biology 
In order to chart a path for the 21st century. 

The program begins with an overview from 
an anthropological perspective. Mullings' pre- 
sentation, "Deconstructing the Anthropology of 
Race," will analyze the various intellectual iradi- 
dons that have linked the concept of race to 
political and economic relations of domination, 
As the process of globalization intensifies the 
gap between nations and cultures, it is essential 

to identify these earlier traditions in order to 
develop contemporary theories that address the 
increasingly complex relationships between 
race and social InequaUty. 

Baker will foUow with a preseniatioo, "Savage 
Bodies and Primitive Minds:The Racial Politics 
of Cidture in the Late 19th Century." Also an 
anthropologist. Baker -will focus on the con- 
struction of specific discourses about race and 
culture, placed within the historical context of 
the emergence of American anthropology at the 
turn of the last century. The closing presenta- 
tion, "No Justice, No Peace; Racialization at the 
Ttim of the Century," by Upsitz. will provide a 
parallel in exploring the current intensification 
of racial debates as we move into the 21st cen- 
tury. In his most recent book, "The Possessive 
Investment in Whiteness: How People Profit 
from Identity Politics" 0998), Upsitz offers a 
provocative inversion of traditional articitlations 
of race and ethnicity by insisting on the signifi- 
cance of "whiteness" as a social identity: 

"Whiteness is dcli^sion, a scientific and cultuial 
fiction that tike all lacial identities has no valid 
foundation in biology or anthropolpgy. Whiteness 
is, however, a. soc^a^. &ct, an identity created and 
continued with all too real consequences for the 
distribution of wealth, prestige and upportunityT 
says Upsitz. 

The historical examples provided by the 
pane! are meant to help expand our thinking as 
we confipont the increasingly multi-racial and 
cultural nature of contemporary U.S society, and 
to offer \^uable insights into how we can con- 
struct new concepts that mj^t transform cur- 
rent social relations as we enter the next millen- 

For more information on this event and other 
activities of the Committee on Africa and the 
Americas caU 405-6835. 

4 OuUoQk Nownibcr9, 1999 



Your Guide to University Events 
November 9-18 

November 9 

4 p.m. Lecture: "Why Was Relatiiity 
Accepted?" Stephen Brush, distin- 
guished university professor. 1410 
Physics BIdg. 

November 10 

8 a.m. Dingnian Center for 
Entrepreneurship;"How to Develop 
Your Marketing Ptan.''This seminar 
prtjvitics intbrmation on developing 
marketing strategies and an opportu- 
nity to address attendees' specific 
marketing issues. Speakers: Gabriel 
Biehal. Gina Dubbe and Gary 
LaFever Pooks Hill Marriott, 
Bethesda. 40M29O or 
M>arthol® rhsmith . umd' edu. ' 

Noon, Research & Development 
Meeting: "Social Interactions as 
Moderators of Adjustment in Acute 
Cardiac Patients," Scott Gi^:en,011 i 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 

Noon. "Evolving Pedagogy and the 
Focus on Student Learning,' 3134 
Hombake Ubrary. 4^350 or 
Iclcmcn tSdeans . 

Ntlon. Lecture and biyak signing of 
'Dead Center: the Clinton-Gore 
Leadership and the Perils of 
Moderation ."by James MacGrtgor 
Bums and Georgia Sorenson, Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union, 

Noon, Center for Health and 
Wcllbeing Brown Bag Lunch: "Time 
Management: Fitting It All In," Learn 
time management strategies to help 
balance your life. 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. 4-1 280. 

1:30 p.m. Control and DjTtamical 
Systems Invited Lecture Series: 
"Riddled Basins of Attraction of 
Chaotic Sy,stems," Edward Ott, 
Institute for Plasma Research. 246(1 
A. V Williams Bldg. WTVw.isrumd. 
edu/Labs/ISL/e vents , h t ml. 

7-8:30 p,m-"OVERKILL: Mxss Murder 
and Serial Killing Exposed ." profiler 
Jack Levin and James Fox. Stamp 
Student Union; Colony Ballroom 

7:30 p,m. University Community 
Band, This ensemble offers both stu- 
dents and community members the 
opportunity to continue to play or 
team new instruments. 
Performances on campus and in sur- 
rounding venues occur throughout 
the year. Emphasis is placed not only 
on top-notch performance, but also 
on camaraderie and fellowship. It is 
open to all players who are seriously 
interested in making music. 1 102 
Tawes Bldg. 5-5542, 
www, umd , edu/bands/ 

8 p,m."An Evening of Provincetown 
One-Acts," including Trifles, a play by 
Susan Glaspcll, Tawes Fine Arts Bldg, 

5-2201 or wwTw.inforM, 


November 11 

9 a,m - 3 p.m,"Visit Maryland Day: 
Open House for Prospective 
Students." for students who are high 
school seniors or transfer students, 
and their families. Invitation only. 
4-83 85 or um-admit® 

^30 p.m. Panel: "Historical 
Perspectives on Rate and Rthnicity." 
Panelists are Lcith Mullings, Lee Baker 
and George Lipsiti. ZH}.\ 
Art/Sociology Building, 5-6835. 

3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: 
'Recent Research in Tropospheric 
Chemistry," Daniel Jacob, Harvard 

7:. 30 p.m. "Physics is Phun,""Its 
Physics." has answers to physics ques- 
tions my children asked when they 
were young. Halls open by 7 p m. for 
hands-on experiments. 1412 Physics 
Bldg. Richard Berg. 5-5994, 
rebei^® physics, umd .edu or 
www, phy,sic s. umd . ed u/deptinfo/ 

8 p.m,"An Evening of Provincetown 
One-Acts," including Trifles, a play by 
Susan Glaspell. Tawes Rnc Arts Bldg. 
5-2201 or www,inforM,umd,edii/ 

8 p.m. A talk by Dennis Halliday, for- 
mer United Nations a.ssistant secre- 
tary general and chief of the humani- 
tarian mission in Irat] until 1 998 
when he resigned in protest over the 
UN's sanctions policy. Since then he 
has been speaking out against the 
sanctions in North America and in 
Europe, 01 30 Tjdings Hall, 301-477- 

9:30 p,m. "Numerical Analj'sis 
Seminar," estimating the error of 
numerical solutions of sj'stems of 
reaction-diffusion equations. Donald 
Estep School of Mathematics, Georgia 
Tech, 3206 Math Bldg. 

November 12 

Noon, Department of Communication 
Research Colloquium Series: "Crises 
and Hostage Ncgoijation; Discourse 
Analysis of Actual Hostage Incidents," 
Mitch Hammer.Amtrican University. 
0200 Skinner Bldg. 5-fi528, 

6-8 p.m. Lcctttre by Dennis Halliday, 
former UN assistant secretary gener- 
al, Halliday, former head of the UN 
humanitarian mission to Iraq resigned 
in protest in 1998 over the UN's sanc- 
tions p«lic>' and has since been 
speaking out against the sanctions. 
0126 Reckord Armory. .301-477-3,322 
or posher®wam. 

Provincetown Players Works Performed 

This month, UniversityTheatre presents 
"The ProvincetowQ One Acts," two plays from 
the famed Provincetown Players, Nov, 10-21, 
"Trifles" and "Suppressed Desires" are present- 
ed Nov. 10-13 and Nov, 16-20 at 8 p.m., and 
Nov, 14 and 21 at 2 p. m in Puglicse Theatre in 
the Tawes Fine Arts Building 

"Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, and "Suppressed 
Desires" by Susan Glaspell and George Cram 
Cook were originally produced by the 
Provincetown Players — the tum-of-the-centu- 
ry theatre that launched the career of play- 
wright Eugene O'Neill and pioneered a new 
direction in American theatre. 

"Trifles" is based on an actual murder case 
in Iowa in 1900. "The play deals with the seen 
and the unseen," says director Robin Boisscaii, 
"The murder Investigation in the play exposes 
those things women would sec that men 
wouldn't even consider.And the issues pre- 
sented in 'Trifles' are as timely today as they 
were early in the century." 

'Suppressed Desires" is a spoof on Freudian 
psychoanalysis and the 'free love ' movement 
that were gaining popularity at the time, 
"Comedy and psychology have a long history 
together," says Brett Ashley Cr.twfcird, director 
of "Suppressed Desires," "Just like in 'Frasier' or 
the current movie 'Mumford,' psychology 
allows for many layers of comedy— from sar- 
castic jokes about the profession to huge 
laughs about human imperfections." 

Sign interpretation is available Nov. 20 at 
8 p,m, Pugliese 'ITieatre is accessible to people 
with physical disabilities. Tickets are $10 stan- 
dard admission and $7 tor students and senior 

For reservations or additional information, 
call the University' Theatre Box Office at 405- 
7847 weekdays from 10 a. m, to 4 p.m. or visit 
tlie University Theatre website at 
www. THET/plays, 

SEE Presents Profiler, Author 

Student Entertainment Events 
fSEE) hosts "Overkill; Serial Murder 
Exposed" in the Colony Ballroom 
of the Stamp Student Union Nov. 
1 0, from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Criminologist Jack Levin will 
talk about his new book "Social 
Problems: Causes, Consequences 
and hiterventlons," a sequel to 
"Mass Murder; America's Growing 
Menace," a pioneering book on ser- 
ial killers he wrote a decade ago. 
The new book describes the com- 
plex minds tjf such malicious serial 
Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy. 

Levin is director of the program 
study of violence and the Brudnick 

Jack Levin 

killers as 

for the 

of Sociology and Criminology at 
Northeastern University in 
Boston, He teaches courses in 
prejudice and violence, social 
p.sychology and criminal htjmi- 
cide. He co-wrote both books 
with James Fox, another 
renowned expert in multiple-vic- 
tim murders. 

Student Entertainment 
Events is a .student organization 
that sponsors a diverse range of 
programs to educate and enter- 
tain the University of Maryland, College Park 
commimity in tlic Stamp Student Union and 
other campus venues. 

Novctnbef9, 1999 Outlook 5 

7:30 p.m. "Physics is Phiin""It's 
Physics." has answers t() phystfS 
questions my thildirn askt-d when 
they wtrt young. Malls upcci hy 7 
p.m. fur hant!sK)n exptrinitnts. 1412 
Physics BIdg. Richard Btrg. 5-599'i, 
rcbe rg@physics . umd . fd u or 
www, physics, mnd . cd u/dc pti lift j/ 

7:30 p.m. Movie: "Austin Powers 11: 
The Spy Who Shagged Me." 1240 
Biology-Psychology Bldi;.* 

8 p.m. "An Evening of Provincetown 
Ortc-Acts," including "Trifles," » play 
hy Susan Glaspell.Tawes Fine .Arts 
Bldg. ^-2201 or www.inforM.umd. 

10:30 p.m. Movie:' Shakespeare in 
Love," 1240 Biologj'-Fs-ychol()gy Bkig,* 

November 13 

7:.10 p.m. "Physics is Phun.""Il's 
Physics," h:is answers to physics 
questions my children a.skcd when 
lliey were young. Halls open hy 7 
p.m. for hands-on experiments. 1412 
Physics Bldg. Richard Bct^. 
5-599i. rcbe[^®phy,sics,umd,edu. 

7:30 p.m. Movie; "Austin Powers II: 
The Spy Who Shagged Me." 1240 
Biology-Psychulogy Bldg.* 

8 p.m. School of Music: Donald 
Miiniltli. curator of the Iniemalional 
i'iano Archives at Mainland (part of 
the llniversity's Performing Arts 
ljhrar)>,plays a piano recital con- 
taining works of Haydn. Beethtjven. 
c;h o p i n , Padere wski . G odo wsk>'. 
Bortkiewicz and Saint-Saens. l.ilricii 
Recital Hall.Tawes Bldg. 5-9224. 

8 p.m,"An Evening of Provinceiown 
One- Acts," including "Trifles," a play 
by Susan Glaspell.Tawcs I'ine Arts 
Bldg. 5-2201,' 

10:30 p.m. Movie;" Shakespeare in 
Love," 1240 Biology-Psychology 

November 14 

2 p.m. "An Evening of Provincetown 
One-Acts." including Trifles, a play h\ 
Susan Glaspell.Tawes Fine Arts BItlg. 
5-220 1 or 

7:,50 p.m. Movie;" Shakespeare in 
Love." 1240 Biology-Psychology 

10:30 p.m. Movie: "Austin Powers II: 
The Spy Wlio Shagged Me." 1 240 
Biolog) -Psychology Bldg.* 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers list- 
ed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand 
for the prefix 314- or 405, 
Events are free and open to 
tht; public unless noted by an 
asterisk (*). Calendar informa- 
tion for Otttlook is compiled 
from a combination of 
inforM's master 
calendar and submissions to 
the Outlook of&ce. 

To reach the calendar editor, 
call 405-7615 ore-mail 

November 15 

8-10 p.m. Dante department pa-scn- 
tation of new and recent choreo- 
graphic works by the Mar^'land 
Dance Ensemble, Dorothy Madden 
Theater, 5-7487.* 

November 16 

4 p.m. Physics Colloquium: 
"Perturbative QCD:The 
Phenomenology of QuaAs and 
Gluons," George Sterman, SlINY at 
Stone ylirook. 1410 Physics Bldg, 

8 p.m. "An Evening of Pnivincetown 
One-Acts." iticluding 'Trifles." a play 
hy Susan Glaspell.Tawes Fine Arts 
Bldg. 5-2201 or ww^'.itiforM.umd. 

November 17 

Noon. l,ecture:" Postmodernism vs. 
Science vs. Fundamentalism: Is 
Kansas Corny in August?" distin- 
guished university profe.ssor Stcphan 
Brush of the history department and 
the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology aPST>,The talk will 
begin at 12:10 p.m. and the formal 
session will end by 12:50 p.m., for 
the sake of people on tight sched- 
ules, Sptmsored b)- the Christian 
Faculiy/Staff Fellow,ship. 41 14 
Hornbake Lihrary. www.tpsi.umd. 
edu/Faculty /brush, htm. 5-4791 

Noon. Center for Health and 
Wellbeing Brown Bag Lunch; "Holiday 
Eating." Learn about low fat recipes 
anil health)- holiday eating, 0121 
Campus Recreation Center, 'i-1280. 

Noon, Research & Development 
Meeting: "The Influence of 
Personality on Interests and Self-effi- 
cacy in Social Cognitive (Jareer 
Tlieory." Michael Schaub. M 4 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 

4 p.m. Astronomy Seminan" Hen 
Ciunn-Peterson Effect." Sara Heap, 
tioddard Space Flight Center. 2400 
Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. 

7 p.m. Writers Here and Now Lecture 
Series: Share Our Strength: Writers 
ELiTiest." is more than 200 literary 
events taking place in bookstores 
and on campuses acrtws the countr)' 
in order to help raise money for the 
hungry. Speakers for the event are 
E.A.Markham andjaimy Gordon. A 

hook signing will follow each read- 
ing. Fourth Floor. McKeldin Library, 

7:30 p,m, University Community 
Band, litis ensemble offers both stu- 
dents and community members the 
opportunity to continue to play t>r 
learn new instruments. Performances 
on campus ajtd in surrounding 
venues occur throughout the year. 
Emphasis is placed not cjniy on top- 
nt)tch performance, but also on 
camaraderie and felkiwship. It is 
open to all players who arc seriously 
interested in making music. 1 102 
Tawes Bldg. 5-5542, 
mb287@umail.i[md,edu or 
WW w. umd , ed u/ban ds/ 

8 p,m."An Evening of Provincetown 
One-Acts," including "Trifles," a play 
by Susan Glaspell.Tawes Fine Arts 
Bldg, 5-2201 or www.inforM.umd, 

New Repertory Works Added for 
Maryland Dance Ensemble Program 

November 18 

3:30 p.m. Lecture: World-Wide Web 
Surve}-s;ATower of Babble?" John 
Robinson, sociology department, 
2460 A, Y Williams Bldg. 

4 p.m. Meteorology Lecture; 
"Mesoscale Mtxieling i>f Orographic 
I'recipitalion Over the Pacific 
Northwest," Brian Colle, Institute for 
Terrestrial and Planetary 
Atmosphere, 2400 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg, 

4 p,m. Committee on the History 
and Philosophy of Science Lecture 
Series: "Reuben Hersh on the Social 
Construction of Mathematics," 
Joseph Ausiander. department of 
mathematics. 1117 Francis Scott Key 
Bldg. 5-5691. 

8 p.m. "An Evening of Provincetown 
One- Acts," including "Trifles," a play 
by Su,siin Glaspell.Tawes Fine Arts 
Bldg, 5-220 1 or www.inforM.umd. 

The Maryland Dance 
Ensemble presents six new 
additions to the company 
repertory in a program of eight 
dances begintung Nov, 15 at 
the Dorothy Madden 
Tlieater/Dance Building. The 
performances, which run 
through Friday, Nov. 19, begin 
at 8 p.m. Presented by the 
department of dance, the pro- 
gram features works by faculty, 
graduate students and guest 
artist John Evans, 

i Awoke Gasping," a sextet 
for women by visiting artist 
Jolm Evans, sets dreamlike 
duets in genUe and luscious 
maneuvers to aTartini violin 
score, performed live by 
Roseanna Louie. 
Faculty works are byAlvin 
Mayes, Merriam Rosen and Ed 
Tyler Mayes contributes a high- 
energy work for 1 1 dancers 
called "Beware of Sleeping 
Dogs," which revolves 
around a commutiity and 
its values. 

New faculty member 
Ed Tyler wfill perform a 
solo to which he brings 
his intense performing 
quality. He also presents 
a compelling work for 
eight dancers that treats 
stage space in highly 
selective and surprising 

Rosen's "Transitory 
Boundaries" explores the 
fleeting and shifting con- 
nections of three 
dancers set to the first 
movement of Maurice 
Ravel's "Quartet in F 
major." Costumes for 

Mayes and Rosen's dances are 
designed by award-winning 
costume designer Liz Prince. 

Works by Jennifer Martinez 
and Steplianie Thibeault, mas- 
ter's of fine arts candidates, 
mark the addition of fresh 
choreographic ideas to the 

Martinez offers two dances, 
"Break My Follow," a strong, 
seriously designed quintet, and 
performs her solo "A Girl." 
"Sellout" is Stephanie 
Thibcatilt's light, fast-paced 
look at auctions and the char- 
acters that attend them. 

General admission is $8, $5 
for students with university ID. 
Tickets are available through 
the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center at the box office in 
Tawes Fine Arts Building or by 
phoning 405-7847. 

Free Concert by Army Blues Jazz Ensemble to Feature Guest Artist Chris Vadala 

The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, con- 
ducted by Chief Warrant Officer Michael 
Walker, wiU give a free concert on 
Wednesday, Nov, 10, at 8 p.m.Tlie perfor- 
mance will be held at the University 
College Inn & Conference Center, locat- 
ed at the intersection of Adelphi Road 
and University Boulevard.Thc Army Blues 
Jazz Ensemble is presented by tlie 
Concert Society at Maryland and the jazz 
studies department. 

The 18-piece eovsemble, made up of 
artists from across the country, was 
formed in 1972 to promote jazz music — 
America's own native art form, The group 
pays tribute to the big band sounds of 
Duke Ellington, Count Basic, Glenn Miller 
and Woody Herman, It also features con- 
temporary' jazz compositions and the 
works of its own staff arrangers and cotn- 

The Army Blues Etisemble has per- 
formed at international jazz festivals 
throughout the world, including the 

Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, 
and has shared the stage with jazz artists 
such as Stanley Turreniine, Louis Bellson, 
Frank Foster and The New York Voices. 
The Blues regularly performs at the 
White House and at military and State 
Department functions and events. 

Chris Vadala, University of Maryland pro- 
fessor of saxophone and director of jazz 
studies, will be featured as guest artist, 
Vadala is known for liis many years as a 
woodwind soloist with the international- 
ly renowned Chuck Mangione Quartet. 
Walker has directed the Army Blues 
Ensemble since 1 992, and has played and 
conducted with the NATO Band in 
Naples, Italy — the only multi-national ser- 
vice band of its kind. Walker has received 
several awards, including the Meritorious 
Service Medal and the Army i 

Commendation Medal, 

No tickets are required for this event. 
For more information call 405-7847. 

Chris Vadala 

6 Outlook Novembers. 1999 


Future Librarians Honored 
at Reception 

A reception to honor 
Spectrum Scholars and 
NationaJ Leadership 
Fellows in library schools 
at the University of 
Maryland, College Park, 
and the Catholic 
University of America, was 
held on campas last 
month mider the sponsor- 
siiip of the University of 
Maryland Libraries, the 
Friends of the Libraries 
and the Diversity 

Rica Cacas and Soraya 
Magaihacs- W U son , 
Spectrum Scholars at the 
CoUege of library and 
Information Services 
(CLIS). attended. In addi- 
tion, Erika Bainbriil^ 
Andrea Castrogtovanni and 
Michelle Hamiel were rec- 
ognized as National 
Leadership Fellows at 
CUS, Scholars unable to 
attend the reception were 
Monecia Barry, Cassan<lra 
Harper, Adrienne Perkins 
and Edward Robinson-El. 

The American Library 
Association's Spectrum 
Initiative, now entering its 
third year, has awarded 
100 Spectrum 
Scholarships to library 
school students of color 
The initiative provides 
mentoring and leadership 
training, in addition to the 
scholarsliips, to individuals 
In identity groups under- 
represented in librarian- 
ship:African Americans, 
Asian/Pacific Islanders, 
Hispanlcs and Native 

The University of 
Maryland's National 
Leadership Fellows come 
from these same identity 
groups. The federal 
Institute of Museum and 
Libraries Services, with 
funding under the Library 
Services and Technology 
Act, provided grant funds 
to CUS for four part-time 

This reception is the 
first of several efforts the 
University libraries plan 
to recognize, honor and 
help recruit individuals 
from diverse backgrounds 
to librarianship. Future 

efforts will include fman- 
cial support for estab- 
lished national scholarship 
programs, plus a prospec- 
tive graduate assistantsliip 
and residency program at 
the University Libraries, 
for students from back- 
grounds under-rep resent- 
ed in librarianship. 

President Clinton 
recently nominated Ernest 
J. Wilson III to serve as a 
member of the Board of 
Directors of the 
Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting (CPB). 
CPB is a private, non-profit 
entity authorized by the 
Public Broadcasting Act of 
1967 to provide high qual- 
ity, educational, informa- 
tional and cultural pro- 
gramming for all 

Wilson, director of the 
Center for International 
Development and Conflict 
Management and associate 
professor of government 
and politics, is an authori- 
ty on international com- 
munications and informa- 
tion policy, having served 
in 1994 and 1995 as 
deputy director of the 
Global Information 
Commission. From 1 993 to 
1994 he served as the 
director of international 
programs and resources at 
the National Security 
Council at the White 
House. He oversaw the 
reforms of the U.S interna- 
tional broadcasting, includ- 
ing Radio Free Europe, 
Radio liberty and Voice of 
America. In 1994, Wilson 
served as the first director 
of the policy and planning 
unit at the United States 
Information Agency. 

The Board of Directors 
of the CPB sets policies 
and establishes program- 
ming priorities for the cor- 
poration. To fulfill this mis- 
sion, the CPB distributes 
direct grants for opera- 
tions and prc^ramming to 
more than 1 ,000 public 
radio and television sta- 
dons nationwide. 

The Arts Join Together for 'Unsentimental Journeys' 

The University of Maryland presents 
"Unsentimental Journeys," a staged performance 
of "Pierrot Lun aire "and "Llii.sioirc du soldat" 
tThe Soldiers Tale), in English, Nov. 14. 

The performance, beginning in Ulrich Recital 
Hall at 5:30 p.m., is sponsored by the depart- 
ments of dance and theatre, the School of Music 

"Unsentimental Journeys" is the sec- 
ond concert off tite Scliool of Music 
Artist Scholarship Benefit Series, 
which continues in 2000 witii the 
17th annual Happy Birthday Mozart 
concert, featuring Linda Mafobs, 
soprano, Peter Landgren, french 
horn, and others. 

and the Performing Arts Library, in collaboration 
with the 20th Century Consort. 'Unsentimental 
Journeys," conducted by School of Music 
Director Christopher Kendall, caps 1 days of 
dynamic events, including a cabaret, panel dis- 
cussion and film celebrating these two pillars of 
20th century art. 

"Pierrot Limaire," Arnold Shoenberg's best- 
known composition of the pre-war era, features 
21 songs drawn from the poems of Belgian poet 
Albert Gicraud.The piece features vocalist Lucy 
Shelton, internationally recognized as one of the 
great "Pierrot" interpreters, with choreography 
by dance department chair AJcinc Wiltz and fac- 
ulty member Alvin Mayes. 

"L'histoire du soldat,"lgor Stravinsky's 
epochal, Faustian tale of cveryman's struggle 
with the devil, stemmed primarily from 
Stravinsky's desire to make contemporary music 
available to people living in small communities. 
It was created to lie "read, played and danced." 
Theatre department chair Franklin Hildy directed 
tlie piece, which will feature faculty and students 
in dilferent roles. 

A pre-concert discussion, "Perspectives on 
Pierrot," moderated by Jermifer DeLipp of the 
School of Music, takes place at 4 p.m. in Ulrich 
Hall room 2 1 54 and will include faculty from the 
departments of Germanic studies, philosophy 
and art. 

"Unsentimental Journeys" is the second con- 
cert of the School of Music Artist Scholarship 
Benefit Series, which continues in 2000 with the 
17th annuiil Happy Birthday Mozart concert, fea- 
turing Linda Mabbs, soprano, Peter Landgren, 
french horn, and others. Tliat concert will take 
place Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 3 p m. 

Tickets for "Unsentimental Journeys'* are $16, 
$ 1 2 for senior citizens, and $10 for students with 
valid university ID. For more information, call 

Commemoration, Conflict and the American 
Landscape: Preserving Nationally Significant Sites 

How Americans create a collective memory 
about tlicir past is directly related to how they 
treat, preserve and interpret nationally significant 
sites. While preserving battlefields and military 
landscapes is important to our American her- 
itage, there are many different philosophies on 
how to treat these landscapes. 

On Nov, 1 2, the department of anthropology 
is conducting a conference that centers aroimd 
three themes: the historic landscape, the memor- 
ial landscape and the conceptual landscape. 
These themes are often issues confrtmting site 

majiagers, interpreters, scholars and the public. A 
discussion of the various ways to interpret land- 
scapes wiU help show that many variables need 
to be considered when undertaking any plans to 
interpret, restore or stabilize a landscape. 

Registration for the conference Is $45 for the 
general public and $25 for students. Registration 
fees include a continental breakfast during regis- 
tration, lunch, refreshments during two breaks 
and parking. For additional information call 405- 
1418 or send an email to gbrown® 

Alumnus Mike Miller Receives Tyser Medallion 

Maryland State Senate President Tliomas V. 
Mike Miller, a 1 964 graduate of the university, has 
been selected by his alumni peers to receive the 
university's 1999Ty5er Medallion, University 
President Dan Mote presented the award to 
Miller at a private ceremony last Oct. 28. Miller 
was also recognized at the halftime cercmooy 
during the University of Maryland's 
homecoming football game Oct. 30. 

The award, given by the Alumni 
Association, is named in honor of 
Ralph Tyser, a 1940 graduate who vol- 
unteered his time on behalf of 
Maryland for 52 years. It is presented 
annually to an alimina or alumnus 
who has provided unique and signifi- 
cant service to the imiversity. 

"This is one of the highest honors 
we can bestow upon an alumnus," says 
Adrian Teel, president of the Alumni 
Association. "Mike Miller has been a 
true leader in his personal support for this uni- 
versity, and also has rallied other alumni to be 
active in advancing university programs. We've 

Mike Millar 

always been proud to call him a 'Terrapin,' and 
now we're so pleased to call him a Tyser recipi- 

Miller, who has been a member of the 
Maryland Senate since 1 975 and senate president 
since 1987, earned a bachelor's degree in busi- 
ness administration from Maryland and a J.D. 
from the University of Maryland 
School of Law. Through his leadership 
in the General Assembly, the Prince 
George's County native has been a 
staunch supporter of University of 
Maryland's role as the flagship institu- 
tion for the state's higher education 
system. MilJer spearheaded the legisla- 
tive effort that provided matching 
hinds from the state to renovate Byrd 
Stadiimi and is instrumental in the 
new basketball arena project. 

Other notable alumni who have 
received a Tyser Medallion include 
Evelyn Pasteur Valentine, '67 and '87, of the 
Pasteur Center for Strategic Management; and 
John Lauer,'63,of the Oglebay Norton Company. 

November 9, 1999 Outlook T 

Friday Night Fever: Salsa Spices up St, Mary's Hall 

It's six o'clock on Friday 
evening and the campus is 
almost deserted except for 
a couple of students wall<ing 
out of McKeidin Library. 
But just a short distance 
away, in the lobby of St. 
Mary's Hall, things are just 
beginning to swing. 

Or rather, to salsa. 

Plero Gonzalez leads his students through some spicy steps every Friday night in St. Mary's Hall. 

The room is small, with 
chairs and couches that keep 
getting in the way, but that's 
not stopping the small group 
of 10 people who are dancing 
at once in pairs and as a group 
to lively salsa music. The leader 
of the dance, a Latin street 
dance called ]Ji Rueda de 
Casino, is Piero Gonzalez, a fac- 
ulty extension assistant in the 
College of AgricuHure and 
Natural Resources. 

Wlien Gonzalez gestures, 
palm out, the dancers, a mixed 
group of students and staff 
from campus, change their 
step. He gestures again, arm 
swirling, and they swirl jy^ce- 
fully to change partners. 

La Rueda de Casino trans- 
lates to Circle of Casino, says 
Gonzalez, 27, who graduated in 
May of 1998 from the School 

of Business. "It's something like 
square dancing to Spanish 


While Latin dance and 
music have become hip in the 
past few monilis with Latino 
artists making it to tlie top of 
the charts, Gonzalez has been 
doing his thing for over a year 
and a half now. 

The cla,sscs are open to stu- 
dents, staff and faculty, but the 
people on the floor are mosdy 
students in their 20s. "Most of 
these people are regulars," says 
Gonzalez, adding that his stu- 
dents range in age from the 
teens to the 40's. Some of his 
classes during the semester 
attract as many as 60 people, 
he says. All publicity for the 
class is by word of mouth, he 

Gonzalez maintains an e- 

mail list of the people who 
attend his classes, and keeps 
them updated about the class 
and about other Spanish dance 
activities In the area. 

The classes are free and "for 
no personal benefit," as he puts 
it. "Running the ckss helps 
keep me in practice," he says. 
They typically run for two 
hours, starting 5:30 p.m. every 
Friday, through every semester 
and the holidays, and are held 
in the ba.sement or lobby of St. 
Mary's HaU. 

T learned the dance off the 
streets," says Gonzalez, who 
was with the DC Salseros, a 
group of dancers that per- 
forms in Wasliington night- 
clubs. The idea of teaching La 
Rueda came to him when he 
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social dance — because you 
dance in groups, it helps you 
meet new people and make 
fi-iends," he says. La Rueda cir- 
cles, he says, can include up to 
100 pairs of dancers. 

Gonzalez's parents are from 
El Salvador and to him, learn- 
ing the dance became a way of 
keeping in touch with his 
roots and his people. 

The dance, he adds, is popu- 
lar even in coimtries like 
Germany, Italy and Australia. 
"This is a big dance in Miami," 
he says. 

Gonzalez is quick to point 
out that Hispanics are not the 
only ones who take to La 
Rueda. Tlie crowd on the floor 
bears out liis words — there 
seem to be people of every 
ethnicity there, and, as he 
notes, the Hispanics are in the 


Everybody loves it because 
there's "no right way to do it, 
as it's a street dance," he says. 

"This is a great dance — I 
reaUy love it," says Kin Weems, 
28, a graduate student in math- 
ematics who tries to make it to 
every class and seems to have 
almost mastered it already. 

While it takes a little time to 
get used to tlie moves, Weems 
says, it's well worth the trou- 
ble. "It's a great way to get in 
touch with Latin dance." 

And, as Gonzalez notes 
before asking his dancers to 
form a circle on the lobby 
floor: "Two hours of dancing is 
good exercise." 


8 Outtook November 9, 1999 

Corny Kansas 

Distinguished University Professor 
Stephen Brush of the history depart- 
ment and the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology (IPST) leads a 
discussion on " Postmodernism vs. 
Science vs. Fundamentalism: Is Kansas 
C^omy in August?," Wednesday, Nov. 17, 
from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 4115 
Hombake.Thc talk begins at 12:10 
p.m. and the formal session ends by 
12:50 p.m., for the sake of people on 
tight schedules. 

The setting is informal, and many 
people will be bringing a limch.Thc 
talk is sponsored by the Christian 
Faculty/Staff Fellowship. See its web- 
page at // 
CFSFoider/cfsHome.html.The speaker's 
web page is at 
/Faculty A»rush . htm . 

For more information contact 
Robert Gammon at 405^791 or e-mail: 
ig2® umail. umd . edu . 

Intennediate MS Excel 
(Office 97) 

Faculty and staff computer training 
in Intermediate MS Excel (Office 97) is 
being offered .Monday, Nov. 22, from 
9 a,m.-4 p.m. by the Office of 
Information Technology. Participants 
with at least two months' experience 
in Excel basics will learn to create and 
modify charts, use Excel's drawing 
tools, sort data and apply advanced fil- 
tering features to the spreadsheet. 

Seating is limited and web-based 
preregistration is required at 
www. inform 
There is a fee of $75 for training and 
course materials. 

Questions about course content can 
be directed to oit-training@umaiI. 
umd. edu; questions about registration 
can be directed to the training services 
coordinator at 405-0443. Registrations 
will be proces,sed in the order in 
which they are received and confirma- 
tion notices will be sent within 72 
hours of receipt of the electronic regis- 
tration form. 

Surf and Turf Night 

Come to your Faculty and Staff club, 
the Rossborough Inn, for an all you can 
eat surf and turf dinner Friday. Nov. 1 2, 
from 6 to 9 p.m.The evening begins 
with a cocktail reception in the tap 
room featuring an open bar and 
Rossborough hors d' oeuvres.A buffet 
dinner follows at 6:45 p.m. featuring 
fresh grilled tuna, t-bone steaks, fettuc- 
cine alfredo and much more. 

The cost is $42.95 per person 
(includes tax and gratuity). 
Reservations are required. 

For more informatioo, call 314-8013- 

Be Creative and Dance 

Creative Dance Lab, a community 
dance education program sponsored 
by the department of dance, is holding 
open classes Saturday, Nov. 20. Parents 
and prospective students are invited to 
observe current classes, participate in a 
free trial class, and register for next 
semester. The class schedule includes: 
modem dance and yoga (for teens and 
adults) from 9-10 a.m.; basics in mod- 
em dance (for ages 7-11 years) from 
10:30-1 1 :30 a.m.; and Creative Dance 
(for ages 4-6 years) from 1 1:30 a.m.- 

printing. While the course is taugtit in 
a Macintosh training environment, all 
concepts covered convey seamlessly 
to the Windows environment. 
Seating is limited and web-based 
preregistration is required: 
www. ii\fo mi . u md . edu/.ShortCourses 
Questions about course content can 
be directed to oit-training@umail.; questions about registration 
can be directed to the OIT training 
services coordinator at 405-0443. 
Registrations wiU be processed in 
the order in which they are received 
and confirmation notices will be sent 
within 72 hours of receipt of the elec- 
tronic registration form. 

Observing Sunspots 

The astronomy department will set 
up several telescopes for public view- 
ing of sunspots, weather permitting 
(rain date Nov. 16), Thursday. Nov. 1 1, 
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the sun dial 
on McKeldin Mall. For more informa- 
tion, contact Gretchcn Walker at 405- 
0355 or look on the web at 
www. astro . um d . edu/ope nh 

Send Your Kid to College 

Children of University of Maryland, 
College Park faculty and staff are invit- 
ed to learn more about applying to 
the University of Mar^'land and the 
imiversity's tuition remission poli- 
cies at a special information scs- 
sion.Tliis annual program offeted 
by the Office of Undei^^duate 
Admissions will be held onTlicsday, 
Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. inTtimer Hall's 
Visitor Center Auditorium. 

RSVP by calling Monica Nhe at 314- 
8381 or e-mail mdnhc®dcans.umd,edu 

12:15 p.m. 

All classes are held in the Dance 
Building located in parking lot V-1 . For 
more information, e-mail DANCE- 
LABI © or call 405-7039. 

Stable Processes 

Professor Fang Xue discusses 
"A-symptotic Behavior of Sample ACFs 
and ACVFs of Stable Processes," 
Thursday, Nov. 1 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 
1313 Mathematics Building, His lecture 
is sponsored by the statistics program 
in the mathematics dcpartment. 

For more information, contact 
Professor Grace Yang, 405-5480 or For a complete 
abstract go to: 

Faculty/Staff Computer Training! 

Computer training for Introduction 
to Adobe Pagemaker 6.5 is being 
offered to faculty and staff Tbesday, 
Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. There is a 
fee of $95 for training and course 

Course participants will learn to set 
up a document, import and format text 
and graphics, create master pages, use 
"frames" and prep a document for 

Diversity Calendar 

Check out the November "Focus on 
Diversity" Calendar on the Web at 
www, inform umd edu/ 
Diversity/Initiative and go to Current 
Events. To place your event in 
December's "Focus on Diversity" calen- 
dar, e-mail information to Jamie 
Fcehery-Simmons at or fex 314-9992 
no later than Nov. 15. If you have any 
questions, call 405-2562. 

Showcasing Arts and Humanities 

Ail Arts and Humanities Media Fair, 
tiesigiied to showcase for faculty, 
students and staff the many resources 
the University Libraries have to offer in 
the arts and humanities, takes place 
Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 
p.m. in McKeldin Library. Titled 
"Bringing the Past into the Future," the 
fair wiU feature several presentations to 
be held in McKeldin Room 2109.Tlie 
schedtile is as follows: 

1 1 a.m. — Presentation on LION 
(Literature Online), an electronic col- 
lection of texts. 

11:30 a.m. — General Orientation 

Noon — Presentation on American 
Memory, a growing and vast collection 
of texts, images, sounds and videos 
from the Library of Congres.s. 

1 p.m. — General Orientation 
1:30 p.m.— Presentation on the 

Dickiason Electronic Archives, a 
Website developed by faculty. 

2 p.m. — Presentation on Virtual 

t; re en belt, an online, dynamic pedagog- 
ical platform Website developed by fac- 

2:30 — Discussion of available elec- 
tronic journals in the humanities. 

Throughout the fair, arts and human- 
ities team members will lead discus- 
sions and be available for consultations 
and demonstrations in the Maryland 
Institute for Technology iji the 
Himianities (MITH), and the Electronic 
Text Center, both of wliich are located 
on floor 2M in McKeldin, 

Tliis informal media fair event is 
sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, 
College of Arts and Humanities, MITH, 
the Libraries' Special CuUections 
group, and the Arts and Humanities 
Team representing the art. architec- 
ture, pertbrming arts and McKeldin 

News Sources on the Web 

The University Libraries welcome 
faculty and graduate students to a 
demonstration and hands-on explo- 
ration of news .sources on the Web 
Wednesday. Nov. 10. from 1 1 a.m. -noon, 
in Room 41 35 McKeldin Library. 
Electronic and 

historical newspapers, media metasites, 
online magazines, news wires, broad- 
cast networks, government, weather 
and traffic news and more will be dis- 

This class is free, however, advance 
registration is required by completing 
the registration form at: 
www.Ub. umd edu/lIMCPAJES/ 

Other Fall 399 Electnmic Resource 
Seminars arc listed at:vvTvw,Ub.umd. 

2000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher- 
Scholar Awards 

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus 
Foundation is committed to strength- 
ening the teaching and research 
careers of outstanding young faculty in 
the chemical sciences. Nominees are 
now sought for the fotmdation's 2000 
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 

The procedures for the awards pro- 
gram are available at the foundation's 
web site; www.dreyfusorg. 
Nomination materials include a 
carefully thought out budget presenta- 
tion that includes how award funds, 
including any salaries, will be used for 
the advancement of teacliing and 

All nominations must be submitted 
online. The deadline for nominations is 
Nov 15.