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The University of Maryxand Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 1 4 ' Number 19 ' February 22, 2000 


Puppets, Masks 
and Macbeth 

page 4 

University Strives to Create 
Commuter Friendly Campus 


One of the biggest groups of students on campus is often 
the last to get noticed.The Office of 
Commuter AfMrs and 
Community Service is 
distributing fliers and 
posters across campus 
to remind everyone 
commuters are here and there 
are ways to make them feel more at home. 

Commuter Affairs, which operates the UM Shuttle and the 
commuter lounge In the student union, caters to these stu- 
dents through services, programs, advocacy and research. 
The information they are distributing voices the needs of 
24,575 commuters, informing campus staff and faculty how 
they can help out. 

Colorful fliers and 22 "x 28" framed posters are now avail- 
able. They list helpful tips on how to be a commuter-friendly 
faculty member, front-line staff member, academic adviser 
and editor. 

"We know people are doing great things already, so some 
of these things might seem pretty basic " says Richard 
Stevens, coordinator of the National Clearinghouse for 
Community Programs, an organization that studies commut- 
ing students across the nation. But Stevens and Director of 
Commuter Affairs Barbara Jacoby decided it would be valu- 
able to share their national findings with the campus com- 

"It's easy over time to for- 
get about commuter stu- 
dents because they're not 
as visible. They come and go, so 
it's easier to focus attention on the students we 
tend to see more," says Jacoby. The information in the fliers 
and posters serves as a visual reminder that service to com- 
muters can be enhanced. 

"Commuting is almost a second job," says Jacoby. "It takes 
a lot of time and energy, and most commuter students work. 
Nationally, more and more students are working long hours 
and more than one Job." 

The handouts list about 10 suggestions for each area. 
They advise faculty to consider hiring commuter students, 
keeping the students actively involved in the community, 
and to have office hours directly before 
or after class, making It easier for 
commuters to attend without 
extra travel time. 

Advice for front-line 
staff includes "consider 
early morning and/or 
evening hours one or more 

days a week" and "maintain a supply of campus maps" to 
make sure students can find the buildings they are being 
directed to. 

The fliers recommend that academic advisers find out 
about commuters' other responsibilities outside of school 
and work their schedules accordingly. Editors are urged to 
include commuters in articles and to consider multiple dis- 
tribution methods, such as direct mail and e-mail, to reach 
students who do not live on campus. 

Over 300 handouts have already been distributed, and 
requests are coming in for more materials from the School 
of Public Affairs, mechanical and chemical engineering, the, 
Honors Program, art history and archeology, and a number 
of other departments. 


Show Your Spirit on Terrapin Pride Day 

In a blaze of red, black, white and gold.Terps are encouraged to show their university 
pride in Annapolis next month for Terrapin Pride Day. Faculty, staff, students and friends of the 
university are invited to participate in the event on Mar. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Governor Calvert 

This year Terrapin Pride Day will acknowledge 
the support the university has received from the 
legislature through the years. More than 150 sup- 
porters joined together in Annapolis last year to 
show their pride in the university. Event organiz- 
ers hope even mote people will attend this year 
to celebrate the university's academic rankings, 
the rising quality of the student body and the 
continued growth of Maryland as a leading public 
research university. 

A lunch buffet takes place from 12:30 to 2 
p.m. with Gov. Partis Glendening, University 
President Dan Mote, Senate President Mike Miller 
and House Speaker Casper Taylor giving remarks. 
After the ceremony, supporters are invited to par- 
ticipate in informal visits to legislators in their 

Complimentary transportation will be provid- 
ed. Buses leave from the front of Cole Student 
Activities Center at 11:15 a.m and depart from 
Annapolis at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

For more information, call Leila Dickcrson at 
405-8359 or visit the Terrapin Pride Day Web site 

Nation's Chief Labor Law Enforcement 
Officer Joins the School of Public Affairs 

Fred Feinstein, former general counsel of the 
National Labor Relations Board, has joined the 
faculty of the Maryland School of Public Affairs 
as a senior fellow and visiting professor In the 
Office of Executive Programs. He will be con- 
ducting research and writing on labor issues, 
and developing executive edu- 
cation programs on such sub- 
jects as the challenge of adapt- 
ing labor policy to new work 

"During my time at the 
NLRB and previously when I 
worked on the Hill, I thought 
about the need for a place in 
the D.C. area devoted to the 
serious consideration of labor 
policy issues," says Feinstein. 
"The School of Public Affairs at 
the University of Maryland 
seems like the perfect place to 
create such a space, which is 
just what I hope to do. I am 
excited about the challenge." 

During his nearly six-year 
tenure as general counsel, Feinstein was recog- 
nized for his efforts to improve the administra- 
tion of the National Labor Relations Act. He insti 
tuted a system for case prioritization and made 
significant progress in assuring consistency in 
the timely conduct of elections for union repre- 

Fred Feinstein 

sentation. He received three "Hammer Awards" 
for these and other innovations in the opera- 
tions of the Office of General Counsel. 

Before his appointment by President Clinton 
in 1994, Feinstein served for 17 years as chief 
labor counsel and staff director of the U. S. 
House of Representatives, 
Labor-Management Relations 
Subcommittee. Responsible for 
directing the consideration of 
labor legislation, Feinstein was 
lead staffer on the Family and 
Medical Leave Act, the Worker 
Adjustment and Retraining 
Notification (WARN) Act 
(which requires industry to 
provide advance notification of 
mass layoffs to employees and 
their families), and several 
efforts to amend the NLRA. 

Feinstein served as adjunct 
professor of law at Georgetown 
University, conducting courses 
on legislation. He also was an 
elementary public school 
teacher in East Harlem, New York, in the early 
'70s. Feinstein received a J.D. from Rutgers Law 
School and a B.A. in political science from 
Swarthmore College. 

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Name Changes Reflect 


The Division of University Advancement has changed its 
name to Division of University Relations, resulting in several 
other name arid title changes in the division. 

UMversity-Retarjons Vice President Brodie Remington says 
the tK* w name more accurately reflects the responsibilities of 
the division, Which includes marketing, publications, media rela- 
tions and alumni relations in addition to development activities 
and advancement services. 

To avoid confusion over names, the Office of University 
Relations has changed to Office of University Communica- 
tions. University Communications, headed by George Cathcart, 
continues to be responsible for coordinating media relations 
activities for the university, as well as consulting on media 
strategies and strategic messages. The unit monitors mass media 
coverage of the university and provides advice on responding 
to media inquiries. Communications also coordinates internal 
communications and publishes the faculty/staff newspaper 

University Communications is one of three components of 
University Marketing Communications, headed by Executive 
Director Terry Flannery.The other units are University 
Publications and University Marketing. 

University Publications, directed by Judith Bair, is responsible 
for writing, designing and producing publications including 
College Park, Maryland Alumni, undergraduate recruitment 
materials and commencement programs, as well as the universi- 
ty Web site. 

University Marketing provides leadership for campus-wide 
marketing research, strategy, visual identity and consistency in 
images and messages. 

David Allen's Unexpected Lot in Life 

Former Reporter Finds His Place in Campus Parking 

Mind, Body, Spirit Fair Promotes 
Eating Disorder Awareness 

Tomorrow the University of 
Maryland Panhellenic Task 
Force on Eating Disorders, the 
Counseling Center and the 
Health Center will highlight 
Eating Disorders Awareness 
Week with the second "Mind- 
Body-Spirit Fair, a Celebration 
of Every Body" 

Running from noon until 5 
p jn. in the Stamp Union 
Atrium, the event will include 
several tables featuring activi- 
ties and handouts about topics 
associated with eating disor- 
ders. The fair features informa- 
tion and experiences concern- 
ing body dissatisfaction, media 
awareness, health and nutri- 
tion, men's body image, 
women's history and self- 

"This fair is really relevant to 
men and women of all ages," 
says Brenda Alpert Sigall of the 
Counseling Center. "We are try- 
ing to reach out to the men on 
campus to include them and 
make them aware of these 
issues as they relate to 
women's development of eat- 
ing disorders as well as their 
own issues." 

Last year, about 300 people 
attended, and Sigall expects an 
even better turn out this year. 

"It's for the campus and it's 
open to the public," she says. 
"We've had calls from other 
universities who are bringing 
students and middle schools 
and high schools as well." 

Eating Disorders Awareness 
Week, which technically rah 
Feb. 12-19, is a national cam- 
paign to raise awareness and 
promote healthy body image 
and self-esteem in communities 
and on college campuses. It is 
sponsored by Eating Disorders 
Awareness & Prevention, Inc., a 
Seattle-based non-profit organi- 
zation that started the program 
in 1988. 

The Pan Hellenic Task Force 
was founded in 1992 and aims 
to educate sorority women 
about the prevention and treat- 
ment of eating disorders.The 
committee is co-led by Sigall 
and Julie Parsons of the Health 

According to Eating 
Disorders Awareness and 
Prevention, Inc., 91 percent of 
women on college campuses 
diet, and at least 22 percent 
diet often or always. More than 
5 million girls and women 
across the country suffer from 
eating disorders. 

i i. ( 'all it a hazard of the job. After more than 15 
years in the packing business, David Allen can 
look at any parking lot and tell you how many 
spaces it has, give or take a few. Hardly the kind 
of trivia that will serve him well on "Who Wants 
to Be a Millionaire ," it is, however, a good indica- 
tion of how well he knows his work. 

But don't mistake him for a parking geek.As 
the campus' director of parking Allen is responsi- 
ble for knowing all the ins and outs of getting fac- 
ulty, staff, students and visitors safety and effi- 
ciently parked at the 
university each day. 
His relaxed demeanor 
is proof he's got it 
under control. 

"I don't know why 
I enjoy it," says Allen of 
his role, "but I do ."And, 
despite the grief— 
"everyone's an expert 
on parking, except 
me "he says — he's able 
to sleep at night. 

And grief he gets. 
Irate students com- 
plain about parking 
tickets they deem 
unfair, annoyed faculty 
demand front-door 
parking, and faculty 
and staff both voice 
their opinions about 
the "high cost" of park- 

"Parking is a very 
small part of this uni- 
versity" says Alien, and 
shouldn't consume 
people's lives. But, 
let's face it, he says, 
everyone wants per- 
fect parking. 

"If you go to Safeway and park three spaces 
away from the front door, that's great. If you have 
to park 15 spaces away, that's considered awful," 
says Allen. It's not much different at the 
University of Maryland, It's his job, he says, to 
keep his department running smoothly enough 
that people don't even think about parking. 

Trouble is, there's always someone who gets a 
ticket, and then they're really upset. "People think 
we have parking employees hiding behind bush- 
es waiting to give tickets," says Allen, who assures 
that is not the case. 

In tact, he says, the staff have cards that can be 
put into parking meters to see how long it's been 
expired. "The policy is, if it's been three minutes 
or less since it's expired, the person doesn't get a 

Allen has been with the parking office for i 4 
years, the last eight of them as director of park- 
ing. It's a far cry from his days as a young 
reporter with WJZ-TV in Baltimore.A graduate of 
the radio and rv program atTowson University, 
Allen, who had interned at WJZ during college, 
landed a reporter position with the television sta- 
tion."! was the guy standing out in the snow 
storm reporting, 'Well, it's snowing out here,'" he 

But making it in television news often means 
moving to other cities, or markets. The man who 

originally hailed from California had made 
Maryland his home and wanted to stay. 

Fortunately, he had minored in management at 
Tow son . and soon found himself managing a tire 
store.Though successful, when the pressure was 
put on him to push unnecessary products and 
services, he realized, "I was not into selling things, 
especially tires." 

Spying an ad for a parking manager at Towson 
University, he took a "why not" approach and got 
the job that put him on the path to parking. "I 

David Allen has been the director of campus parking for eight years. 

had no idea what the job entailed, but I knew 
how to talk to people and work with them," he 
says. He got the job and three years later arrived 
at Maryland. 

Allen says he's happily ensconced in his cur- 
rent position. His escape from his job is his fami- 
ly. Married for 18 years, he is the father of two 
sons, ages 1 1 and 13, who have the unique dis- 
tinction, he says, of being the only two kids who 
want to work in parking when they grow up. 
When he's not coaching them in sports, Allen and 
his wife are taking them on trips in the family RV. 

"It's good family time," he says of die treks 
(they've visited 47 states so far) that have been 
both educational and relaxing. "Getting there is 
part of the vacation," says Allen, noting the ride 
presents a perfect opportunity to fit in some time 
talking with the kids. 

On the job, Allen also travels the country, mak- 
ing a point of visiting other campuses to get help- 
ful ideas for implementing here. Having visited 
several campuses, he can proudly say "our park- 
ing signs are the best in the country." 

And our parking must be good too. This 
month, Allen is sharing the secrets of his success 
with officials from the University of Virginia, who 
will be looking at Maryland's parking operation. 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodie Remington, Vice President for University Relations; Teresa 
Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes. Editor; 
Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; David Abrams, Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus Information are welcome. Please sub- 
mit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 2 0742. Telephone (301) 405-4629; 
e-mail; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at 


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Your Guide to University Events 
February 22 - March 2 

February 22 

4p.m. Physics Lecture: "Fluctuations 
Near Bifurcations in Systems Far 
from Equilibrium" Cue titer Ahlers, 
University of California, Santa 
Barbara. 1410 Physics Bldg. 

4 p.m. Shih-t Pai Lecture in Fluid 
Dynamics and Plasma Dynamics: 
"Fluctuations Near Bifurcations in 
Systems Far from Equilibrium" 
Guenter Ahlers, University of 
California, Santa Barbara. 1 204 
Physics Bldg. 

5 p.m. American Heart Month pro- 
gram: "Stretching 101," come and 
learn everything you need to know 
about improving your flexibility. 
Room 0121 (Center for Health and 
Wellbeing) Campus Recreation 
Center, 4-1493, or 

6 p.m. Workshop: "Navigating 
WebCTT is for students who are 
enrolled in courses at the University 
of Maryland which have integrated 
WebCT into the class environment. 
In it students will learn to navigate 
course content, participate in bul- 
letin boards and chat rooms, and 
develop presentations in group pro- 
ject space. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd 5 . umd .edu 

www. inform . umd ed u/PT 

7-9 p.m. Him Presentation: "Looking 
B(l)ack: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation films will 
be screened and Followed by discus- 
sion. Art-Sociology Bldg. 5-7856. 

February 23 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Art Exhibit: 
"Unforgettable Images," Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. 4-7559. 

Noon. Christian Faculty/Staff 
Fellowship Lecture: "AIDS is Still a 
Crisis and It's Everyone's Business," 
Jeff Collins, founder of Love and 
Action, a Christian ministry caring 
for men, women, and children living 
with HTV/AIDS, 01 1 5 Hombake 
Ubrary. 5-4791 or 
rg2@umail .umd . edu . 

Noon: Research & Development 
Presenta tion s: " Psychological Heal th 
of Returning Women Balancing mul- 
tiple Roles: Contributions of 
Attachment Style, Perceived Social 
Supports and Multiple Role Self- 
Efficacy." Julie Quim by, doctoral stu- 
dent, counseling psychology pro- 
gram. 0114 Counseling Center, 
Shoemaker Bldg. 

3 p.m. Department of French and 
Italian's William Falls Lecture; "Crises 
of Memory and the Second World 
War: Facts, Revisions, Inventions in 
Autobiographical Narrative," Susan 
Suleiman and C. Douglas Dillon. St. 
Mary's Hall. 54024. 

4-5 p.m. Astronomy Colloquium: 
"Models for Type la Supernovae and 

Evolutionary Effects with Redshift," 
Peter Hoeflich, University of Texas. 
2400 Computer and Space Sciences 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Internet 
Technologies," introduces network 
technologies such as the transfer of 
files between local and host 
machines located anywhere in the 
world using FTP; reading, subscribing 
and posting on newsgroups using 
Netscape; subscribing and sending 
document attachments using Pine. 
4404 Computer Sc Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938, cwpost@umd 5 . umd . 
edu or* 

7-9 p.m. Film Presentation: "Looking 
Btlwck: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation films will 
be screened and followed by discus- 
sion. Art-Sociology Bldg. 5-7856 

7:30 p.m. Lecture: "Towards a 
Conversation About Race," Manning 
Marable, Columbia University. 5-6835- 

8 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable of 
Macbeth "Tawes Fine Arts. University 
Theatre Box Office. 5-7847 or 
www.inforM.untd. edu/THET/ plays.* 

February 24 

4:30-7:30 p.m. "Netscape Page 
Composer," introduces Netscape's 
web page editing and development 
tool. Students will learn to create sim- 
ple page elements such as hyperlinks, 
colors, font styles, bullets and 
tables —without typing a single letter 
of HTML code. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd. edu or 
www. inform .umd , edu/PT.* 

7-10 p.m. Africa and the Americas 
Presentation: Screening of "Dolemite" 
with Rudy Ray Moore. 2203 Art- 
Sociology Bldg. Marsha Gordon, gmar- 
sha@ warn . umd .edu . 

7 p.m. Baptist Student Ministry and 
First Baptist Church of Beltsville 
Lecture: "A debate on the question 
'Does God Exist?'" Robert Gammon, 
1PST at Maryland. Memorial Chapel. 

8 p.m. University 'nieatre: "The Fable of 
Macbeth, "Tawes Fine Arts. University 
Theatre Box Office. 5-7847 or 

www. inforM .umd .edu/ THET/plays. * 

February 25 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Art Exhibit: 
"Unforgettable Images," Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. 4-7559- 

2 p.m. Control and Dynamical Systems 
Invited Lecture Series; "Nonlinear 
Dynamics and Control of Fluid with 
Applications toTurbomachinery," 
Richard Murray, United Technologies 
Research Center. 2168 A. V Williams 
Bklg . Www.isr.umd . edu/Labs/ 

7-9 p.m. Film Presentation: "Looking 
Bfl)ack: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation funis will 

be jcrccned and fo»owcd by 
slon.Art-Sociologi Bldg. 5-7856. 

8 p.m. School of Music: Cooudge 
Quartet. Ulrlch Recital Hall . 

8 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable 
of Macbeth "Tawes Fine Arts, 
UniversityTheatre Box Office. 5- 
7847 or www.inforM.umd. 

February 26 

7-9 p.m. Film Presentation: "Looking 
BOack: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation films will 
be screened and followed by discus- 
sion. Art-Sociology Bldg. 5-7856. 

8 p.m. UniversityTheatre: "The Fable 
of Macbeth "Tawes Fine Arts. 
UniversityTheatre Box Office. 5- 
7847 or 

February 27 

1-4 p.m. Workshop "Introduction to 

Microsoft Excel," introduces spread- 
sheet basics of how to: enter values 
and text, create formulas, under- 
stand cell addressing in absolute 
and relative modes, use pre-built 
functions, link between data, 
autosave work, customize printing, 
and more. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, or 
www. inform . umd .edu/PT. * 

2-4 p.m. University Theatre: "The 
Fable of Macbeth "Tawes Fine Arts. 
UniversityTheatre Box Office. 5- 
7847 or www. inforM 

7-9 p.m. Film Presentation: "Looking 
B(t>ack: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation films will 
be screened and followed by discus- 
sion. Art-Sociology Bldg. 5-7856. 

February 28 

Noon.Academy of Leadership: 
"Leadership and Change in 
American Philanthropy," Larraine 
Matusak, author of "Finding Your 
Voice: Learning to Lead... Anywhere 
You Want to Make a Difference." 
1 102 Taliaferro Hall. 5-7920 or 
cast . aeademy.umd .edu 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to 
HTML," introduces the Hypertext 
Markup Language used to create 
web pages on the World Wide Web. 
Concepts covered include how to: 
format text, create lists, links and 
anchors, upload pages, and add 
inline images. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, or 
www. inform , umd , edu/PT. * 

7-9 p.m. Film Presentation: "Looking 
B(i)ack: Blaxploitation in American 
Cinema," six blaxploitation films will 
he screened and followed by discus- 
sion. Art-Sociology Bldg. 5-7856. 

February 29 

4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Mars Crustal 
Magnetism: A Window to the Early 
History of the Red Planet," Mario 
Acuma, NASA-Coddard Space Flight 
Center 1410 Physics Bldg. 

4 p.m. Lecture: "Recruitment and 
Retention of African-American 
Students in the Sciences and 
Engineering: What's Happening 
Nationally and What That Means for 
Us." Panel discussion. 1 140 Plant 
Sciences Bldg. (Lecture Hall A) 5- 

Choreographer's Showcase Highlights Dance 
Department Professor 

The Maryland Dance Ensemble performs "What Remains," a work 
choreographed by Ed Tyler, the dance department's artlst-in-resi- 
dence. The performance takes place Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. as part of 
the 17th annual Choreographer's Showcase, sponsored by the 
Prince George's Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts. For 
tickets and more information, call 301-277-1710. 

5 p.m. American Heart Month pro- 
gram: "Strength Training for 
Beginners" will teach you the proper 
techniques for strength training of 
the major muscle groups. Room 01 21 
(Center for Health and Wellbeing) 
Campus Recreation Center, 4-1493 or 

6-7:30 p.m. Workshop: "Getting to 
Know Your WAM Account," is 
designed to introduce WAM account 
holders to the concepts involved in 
using their accounts. The class covers 
receiving and sending email, deleting 
mail, and participating in electronic 
discussion groups. Perfect for those 
who have just begun using their 
WAM accounts. 

3330 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938, 
or www, inform. 

7-10 p.m. Film Screening: "Live and 
Let Die," the final film in 
Blaxploitation film festival sponsored 
by the Committee on Africa and the 
Americas. 2203 Art-Sociology Bldg. 
gmarsha@ warn . umd .edu 

8 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable 
of Macbeth "Tawes Fine Arts. 
UniversityTheatre Box Office. 5-7847 

8-10 p.m. School of Music: 
Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 

March 1 

Noon: Research & Development 
Presentations: "Beyond the Bubbles: 
The New Alphabet Soup," Diane 
Adelstein, psychometrist, Counseling 
Center and Keith Elche, testing gradu- 
ate assistant, Counseling Center. 01 1 4 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 

Noon. Lecture: "Contemporary 
Possession and Exorcism: 
Comparative and Christian 
Perspectives," Bill Stuart 
(Anthropology) will speak and lead a 
discussion. Sponsored by the 
Christian Faculty/Staff. 0115 
Hombake Library. 5-4791, 

4-5 p.m.Astronomy Colloquium: "The 
Abundance of Galactic Satellites in 
Hierarchical Models: Problems and 
Possible Solutions "Audrey Kravtsov, 
Ohio State University. 2400 

Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to 
Unix," covers the Unix operating sys- 
tem. Concepts covered include file 
and directory' manipulation com- 
mands, navigation skills, as well as 
the Pico editor. It does not teach 
programming skills, 4404 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg 5-2938, or 
www. inform . umd .edu/PT * 

8 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable 

of Macbeth,"Tawes Fine Arts. 

UniversityTheatre Box Office. 

5-7847 or -',»_•. 


March 2 

4:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to HTML," introduces 
the Hypertext Markup Language 
used to create web pages on the 
World Wide Web. Concepts covered 
include how to: format text, create 
lists, links and anchors, upload 
pages, and add inline images. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5- 
2938, or* 

8 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable 
of Macbcth,"Tawes Fine Arts. 
UniversityTheatre Box Office. 5- 
7847 or 

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 from a combination 
of inforM's master calendar and 
submissions to the Outlook 
office. To reach the calendar edi- 
tor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 


Intimate Shakespeare 

Forensic Engineering 

National Engineers Week is 
Feb. 20-26, and the Clark 
School of Engineering is host- 
ing a guest lecture Thursday, 
Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Colony Ballroom of Stamp 
Student Union. William 
Nugent, president and CEO of 
Wissjanney, Elstner & 
Associates will present "The 
Role of Forensic Engineering: 
Achieving Success by 
Understanding Failures." 

Nugent has had extensive 
experience in the examina- 
tion, testing- and evaluation of 
.i variety, of structures. He has 
investigated and designed 
repairs for the U.S. Naval 
Station at Midway Island, 
examined damage and 
designed emergency and per- 
manent repairs for buildings 
in Los Angeles after the 
Northridge earthquake, and 
die Lama Prieta earthquake in 
the San Francisco area. 
Nugent also had extensive 
involvement in the recon- 
struction of TWA Flight 800 
for the National Transporta- 
tion Safety Board. 

For more information, call 

Summer Immersion in 
life Sciences 

The College of Life 
Sciences is sponsoring a sum- 
mer science immersion pro- 
gram for high school students 
interested in a career in the 
life sciences. The Jump Stan 
program will offer one-week 
sessions beginning July 17, 
July 24 and July 31. Program 
descriptions and applications 
can be found at 
html. Children of campus fac- 
ulty and staff are encouraged 
to apply. The application dead- 
line is March 15. 

For more information, con- 
tact Kaci Thompson at 405- 
3353 or HHMI@umail.umd. 

Making a Difference for 
Persons with Disabilities 

The President's Commis- 
sion on Disability Issues annu- 
ally honors those persons or 
groups who have worked to 
improve the quality of life for 
persons with disabilities at 
College Park. The awards may 
be given to a group or indi- 
vidual who has made signifi- 

cant contributions to this 
area. Historically, there are 
three awards: Faculty Disabili- 
ty Achievement Award, John 
W King Staff Disability 
Achievement Award and 
Student Disability Achieve- 
ment Award. 

Some examples of the land 
of contributions the commit- 
tee would like to recognize 
are: a person or group who 
takes extra steps to ensure 
physical or academic accessi- 
bility for all students; initiates 
a program intended to 
improve the quality of life for 
persons with disabilities; or 
who actively promotes aware- 
ness of disability related 

Nominations are being 
received now through March 
2. For a nomination form con- 
tact Lida Larsen at 405.2936 
or lida_larsen@umail. The form is also 
available at 

Where's Tolstoy? 

Ronald Overmann, former 
director of HPS and science 
studies programs, National 
Science Foundation presents 
'Where's Tolstoy When You 
Need Him? Personal Perspec- 
tives on HPS to STS,"the first 
colloquium of the Spring 
2000 CHPS Colloquium 
Series, Thursday, Feb. 24 at 
4 p.m. in Room 1250 Biology- 
Psychology Building. This col- 
loquium series is cosponsored 
by CHPS, the College of Arts 
and Humanities, the Graduate 
School and the Institute for 
Physical Science and Techno- 

For more information, visit 
the CHPS web site at car- 

Lnnchtime Learning 

"What is Going on in 
Undergraduate Research? 
Three Models Based on 
Current Practice," a panel dis- 
cussion led by Kathleen 
Staudt (English and honors), 
Cynthia Martin (Russian), 
Robert Yuan (microbiology) 
and Howard Smead (history 
and honors), takes place 
Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 
noon to 1:30 p.m. in Anne 
Arundel Hall Lounge.The 
University Honors program 
invites all interested faculty, 
staff and graduate assistants to 

Jniversity Theatre presents "The Fable 
of Macbeth'* Feb. 23-March 5 The play 
will be presented In Tawes Theatre Feb. 
23-26 and Feb. 29-Mareh 4 at 8 p.m., and 
Feb. 27 and March 5 at 2 p.m. 

Conceived by Mitchell Hebert, "The 
Fable of Macbeth" is an adaptation of 
William Shakespeare's timeless classic 
"Macbeth" which examines the human 
dilemma of serving honor or ambition. 
This up-close interpretation, for which 
the entire audience will be seated 
onstage, employs masks and puppets to 
help convey the play's messages. 

"The use of masks and puppets allows 
the audience to see much more than a 
realistic production would," says Hebert. 
"This is a concept that allows us to 
release the power and the magic of the 
play. The intimate theatre space will bring 
it right down to the audience and 
remove the distance." 

"It's a very alive way of doing this 
play. A very close, very energized, living, 
breathing production that will make people 
gasp," says co-director Adele Cabot. 

Hebert is an associate professor of acting 
and directing who recently appeared as 
Reece Welles in Round House Theatre's 
"Communicating Doors." Hebert has also 
worked at other regional and national the- 
atres including The Shakespeare Theatre, 
Studio Theatre,Theatre of the First Amend- 
ment, Alley Theatre, and A Contemporary 

Co-director Cabot, assistant professor of 
acting and voice, recently directed "Les 
Liaisons Dangereuses" for University 

Theatre. She is also a member of 
Shakespeare & Company, where she direct- 
ed "The Tempest" in the Fall Festival of 

Tickets are $10 standard admission and 
$7 for students and senior citizens. Special 
group discount rates are also available for 
groups of 10 or more. 

For reservations or additional informa- 
tion, call the University Theatre Box Office 
at 405-7847 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m 
or visit the University Theatre web site at 
www. inforM . umd . edu/THET/plays . 

join them for the first of two 
lunchtime discussions of what 
real connections can be dis- 
covered between the practice 
of academic research and the 
undergraduate classroom 

A light lunch will be 
served. Call or e-mail Kathy 
Staudt, 405-1102 or'? -warn, to register. 

The Future of Modern 

The Italian ambassador to 
the United States, Ferdlnando 
Salleo, will discuss "Italy's 
Security and Regional Policy" 
as part of the department of 
French and Italian's "Modem 
Italy:Aspects of the Future" 
lecture series, Tuesday, Feb. 

The lecture takes place at 
1 1 a.m. in St. Mary's Hall. For 
more information, call 405- 

Outstanding Woman of 
the Year 

The President's Commis- 
sion on Women's Issues is 
seeking nominations for the 
2000 Outstanding Woman of 
the Year Award. The Commis- 
sion would like to consider as 
many women as possible. 

For a nomination form, 

contact Janet Turnbull at 405- 
4945. Nominations are due 
March 1 for presentation of 
the award on March 29. 

Internet and Society 

"The Internet and Society," 
a series of weekly lectures, 
begins on Feb. 24 to promote 
interest in and discussion 
about the Internet and its 
impact on society. The lec- 
tures are held every Thursday 
at 4 p.m. in Room 1 109 Van 
Munching Hall. They are 
cosponsored by the Maryland 
School of Public Affairs, the 
department of computer sci- 
ence and 10 other campus 

For information about all 
lectures, see www.puaf.umd. 

Quit Smoking! 

The University Health 
Center is available to help stu- 
dents, staff and faculty inter- 
ested in quitting smoking. 
Many of your colleagues have 
quit for good with the help of 
this class. The center offers 
two series of its popular four- 
session smoking cessation 
class. Series I meets on 
Fridays, Feb. 25 through 
March 17, from noon to 1 

p.m., and Series II meets on 
Fridays, April 14 through May 
5, from noon-1 pm. The class 
meets in Room 2101 of the 
Health Center. The registration 
fee is $20 with $20 returned 
to those who come to all four 

Call 314-8123 to register or 
stop by the Health Center's 
Health Education Office 
(Room 2101). 

Minority Achievement 

Nominations currently are 
being sought for the Minority 
Achievement Awards, recog- 
nizing employees, students 
and individual units that have 
made outstanding contribu- 
tions to equity efforts and 
improving the racial climate 
on campus. The recipients 
should be individuals or units 
that have made substantial 
contributions to the universi- 
ty's goals of creating an insti- 
tution of excellence through 
diversity. Individual awards 
are restricted to ethnic minor- 
ity group members. 

Please send nominations to 
Ray Gillian, assistant to the 
president, President's Office, 
111 Main Administration 
Building, by Feb. 25.