(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Outlook / the University of Maryland, College Park (2000)"

Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 • Number 20 • February 29, 2000 



The Bach Tribute, 

page 4 

Learn @ the Library, 
page 7 





Christine Zamary, a senior criminology major, rose through the 
ranks of the police auxiliary to become a Campus Police officer. 



Diversity Panel Meeting Weekly 



A 20-member panel appointed by 
President Dan Mote last December to study 
ways to transform Maryland "from a diverse 
campus to a diverse community" has been 
meeting weekly since January. The panel 
soon will seek community reaction to sug- 
gestions the group has received from leaders 
of committees dealing with various diversity 
issues. 

Mathematics professor Raymond Johnson, 
co-chair of the panel, says the group has met 
in weekly two-hour sessions with leaders 
and representatives of various presidential 
commissions, including the Equity Council, 
President's Commission on Ethnic Minority 
Issues, President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs, President's Commission on Disabled 
Issues and President's Commission on 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Ttansgendered 
Issues. 

"We want to find out what they've been 
doing," Johnson says. "There are many people 
on this campus who have dealt with parts of 
the broad diversity issue. We want to collect 
their wisdom and experience. We don't want 
to reinvent the wheel." 

within the next several weeks the cam- 
pus community will be able to comment on 
the panel's suggestions through its Web site 
(www.umd.edu/diversitypanel) .The panel 
will probably hold several open meetings to 
gather comments in April as well. The 



group's charge includes reporting its find- 
ings and recommendations to the president 
by the end of June. 

"We want to give people something to 
respond to"Johnson says. 

Panel Co-chair Claire Moses, chair of 
Women's Studies, says the panel has stayed 
focused on its central mission, which is to 
consider ways to promote interaction among 
groups on campus. Although established In 
the wake of hate crimes last November, 
Moses says, "It is the panel's responsibility to 
look at the more profound issues of the qual- 
ity of our campus climate so that such 
crimes might never reoccur." 

Campus, state and federal law enforce- 
ment officials are continuing their active 
investigation into the crimes, and Student 
Affairs is developing new protocols for deal- 
ing widi hate and bias incidents and caring 
for victims. 

Warren Kelley, executive assistant to the 
vice president for Student Affairs, says a draft 
protocol for dealing with hate incidents is 
moving toward completion. The new proto- 
col will ensure consistent and appropriate 
follow-up with victims of hate incidents or 
crimes. It also establishes a communication 
process among key leadership units, identi- 
fies existing procedures and clarifies roles 
among Student Affairs, police and other units 
for carrying out responsibilities. 



Police Work Makes Significant Difference in Homicide Arrests 

Ninety Percent of Homicides Could be Solved 



In 1999 more than 500 homicides 
occurred in the Baltimore-Washington 
metropolitan area. The harsh truth is 
many of these crimes will go unsolved. 
But according to a study recently 
released by criminologists Charles 
Wellford and James Cronin, approxi- 
mately 20 percent more police homi- 
cide investigations can culminate in 
arrests by improving and enforcing 
basic policy and practices of law 
enforcement agencies. 

The study shows that detective pro- 
cedures and behaviors play a major role 
in successful homicide arrests. This sug- 
gests that police agencies across the 
country can improve the number of 
arrests made following homicides sim- 
ply by making adjustments to the way 
they handle such cases. 

Wellford and Cronin, who worked in 
conjunction with the Justice Research 
and Statistics Association, based their 
conclusions on the results of a four-city, 
multi-state research project that com- 
pared characteristics of solved and 
unsolved homicide cases. 



Currently only 69 percent of homi- 
cides are solved nationwide. According 
to the researchers, 90 percent of homi- 
cides would be solved or "cleared" if 
police followed certain guidelines. For 
example, the 
researchers 
determined 
that the more 
detectives 
assigned to a 
case, the more 
likely it will be 
solved. The 
study recom- 
mends three to 
four detectives 
as ideal. 
Wellford and 
Cronin also 
assert that a 
case is more 
likely to be 
solved when 
detectives 
arrive at the 
crime scene in 



Currently only 69 percent 
of homicides are solved 
nationwide. According to 
the researchers, 90 per- 
cent of homicides would be 
solved or "cleared" if police 
followed certain guidelines. 



30 minutes or less. Other detective 
behavior that improves the chances 
that an offender will be arrested 
includes follow-up on witness informa- 
tion; attendance at post-mortem proce- 
dures; measure- 
ment of crime 
scenes; use of 
cutting-edge 
information 
technology, 
including com- 
puter checks; 
and immediate 
notification of 
the homicide 
unit and med- 
ical examiner 
by the first offi- 
cer on the 
scene. 
"These find- 
ings may seem 
rather basic, 
but that is 
exactly the 
point," says 



Wellford. "What we found is that too 
often these basic but very significant 
steps aren't being followed. The good 
news is that with some relatively sim- 
ple procedure modification, law 
enforcement agencies should be able to 
appreciably increase the number of 
arrests following homicides." 

The study also identified several 
characteristics of homicide cases that 
affect how successful detectives will be 
in arresting suspects. The presence of 
drugs plays a key role. Cases are more 
likely to be closed if the victim was not 
a drug user, buyer or seller. 

Bystander behavior also factors great- 
ly in investigations. A case is more likely 
to be solved when witnesses were at 
the scene and provided valuable infor- 
mation such as identification of the 
offender, location of the offender and 
motivation for the homicide. 

Finally, choice of weapon affects 
clearance. If the murder weapon was 
found and if the weapon was a rifle, 

Continued on page 5 



2 Outlook February 29, 2000 




atim 



Settlement on Performing Arts Center 
Ensures Occupancy by End of Summer 



"As an enslaved patter, Dave would want the work of his 
hands to be recognized... For African American craftspeople 
this was a way to express their identity in a power structure 
that allowed you almost no expression of identity... (But) 
everything made by a black person was not a masterpiece; 
some of it was just everyday things that people made and 
used... They (artisans) weren't unusual. It was just unusual in 
that something of theirs managed to survive." 
— Comments byjuanita Holland, assistant professor of art 
history and archeology, on the works of "Dave," a 19th cen- 
tury potter whose works are now displayed in museums. 
(Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 4) 

"Hoodoo was a way for African Americans to get away from 
their trouble. It was an antidote to racism." — Mark Leone, 
professor and chair of anthropology, on ritualistic artifacts 
discovered at Annapolis's Brice House excavation. 
(Annapolis Capital, Feb. 16) 

"I suspect the real impetus for the book was that I had heard 
so many stories from my parents while growing up in 
Muskogee, Okla, but they had no cultural context. In search- 
ing for the context -placing stories in the time frame of histo- 
ry-I began a chronology that became the book 'Black Saga.' " 
— Charles Christian, associate professor of geography, on 
writing the book that is the basis for his successful Black 
Saga competition that takes place during Black History 
Month. (College Park Gazette, Feb. 10) 

"And the same applies to Al Gore, who despite the recent psy- 
cho-journalist frenzy, remains a puzzle inside an enigma, 
wrapped in a brown suit." — Christopher Hanson, who 
teaches media ethics in the School of Journalism, on the 
remaking ofAl Gore's image by media "advisers:' 
(Columbia Journalism Review, January-Feb. 2000) 

"It was something we (father and son) talked about our 
whole lives together... (Abroad ) I learned about myself, I 
became a lot more independent. If he (Chris) ever wonders if 
he did the right thing... I would just encourage hkn that this is 
something he'll get so much from." — Joe Riley, who studied 
abroad as a College Park undergraduate, on his son Chris, 
who is a Junior studying in Berlin this year. (Chicago 
Tribune, Feb. 14) 

"When we explore an asteroid we are going back in time to 
the pre-planet-forming stages of the solar system, somewhere 
between 4.2 and 4.6 billion years ago," getting hints of "the 
building blocks of the planets in the inner solar system. By 
studying 433 Eros, we will help construct the picture of the 
materials that went into the formation of the Earth." — Lucy 
McFadden, associate professor of astronomy, one of the sci- 
entists analyzing the remarkable NASA study of the aster- 
oid Eros. The spacecraft NEAR took four years to ren- 
dezvous 1 60 million miles from earth with the asteroid, a 
tump of rock that looks like a mutant spud. (Washington 
Post, Feb. 14) 

"The (survey) results directly challenge the broad view that a 
kid's ethical views at age 17 or 18 are set by their parents for 
good or ill." — Gary Pavela, director of judicial programs 
and student ethical conduct, commenting on a survey that 
revealed the more thoroughly a university enforces the idea 
of honesty — through education and honor codes — the more 
honest its students are likely to be. (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 
15). 



University of Maryland officials say a serde- 
ment approved last Wednesday by the Maryland 
Board of Public Works will ensure the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center will be ready for 
academic use by next fall semester. 

The settiement agreed to by the university and 
Turner Construction will pay Turner $ 1 2 million 
for costs associated with delays and change 
orders during construction of the $ 1 29 million 
center, which will house Maryland's theater, 
dance and music departments, and provide the- 
aters, concert halls, recital halls and dance stu- 
dios. Turner filed claims in 1998 for more than 
$25 million. 

The settlement also provides for substantial 
completion of all areas of the project by Aug. 31, 
2000, nearly six months earlier than Turner had 
projected when filing its claims. 

"This is a fair settiement for all involved," says 
Charles Sturtz, the university's vice president for 
administrative affairs."We are very grateful for the 
expert assistance of Parsons Infrastructure 
Technology Group, which examined the Turner 
claims and negotiated this arrangement." 

"This Is very good news," says Susan Farr, exec- 
utive director of the performing arts center. "We 
will be able to move the academic units into the 
building in time for Fall classes and have some 
performances during the 2000-2001 year." 

Farr says the building will not be ready for 
major public performances by nationally known 
visiting artists until 2001, because performance 
spaces 'will need significant tuning after substan- 
tial construction is completed. 

Sturtz says many of the delays that have 
occurred during construction of the center result- 
ed from faulty designs on the part of the original 

i- letter to the editor- 



Dear Editor: 

Your Feb. 8 article, "Brenda Salas Runs the 
Extra Mile in Magic Kingdom Marathon," concerns 
me via its indirect messages about cancer. My 
mother had cancer, my sister had cancer, and 
another sister had a possible pre-cancerous condi- 
tion, and I had substantial communications with 
the sister I transported to chemotherapy and radi- 
ation treatments and visited in the hospital 

While I differ from Ms. Salas on some issues, I 
do hold respect and compassion for her regard- 
ing her achievements and suffering. 

Ms. Salas is quoted, "What happened to me 
didn't have to happen, it happened to me 
because I missed a pap smear." I think this is an 
oversimplification. A lot happens in the progres- 
sion through pre-cancerous, indirectly sympto- 
matic and less symptomatic stages, some or all of 
which is preventable. I acknowledge that some 
environmental stressors cannot be controlled or 
avoided. On the other hand, if [a woman] merely 
waits for the results each year of various cancer 
exams, she is truly gambling with her health and 
her life, because the quality of the exams may 
vary and because she is missing out on a substan- 
tial preventive strategy. 

Ms. Salas, with her 26-mile run and compro- 
mised health, has all but quieted me about my 
recent first-time-in-my-life three-mile run home 
from work when it snowed, But 1 wonder 
whether the 26-mile run is more healthful than 



project architect.The university will bear the set- 
tiement costs through existing university reserve 
funds, Sturtz says. The university agreed in 1998 to 
seek no additional state funds beyond the $94 mil- 
lion already appropriated. Other sources of fund- 
ing include Prince George's County ($10 million) 
and university and private sources ($25 million). 

In addition, private gifts have established an 
endowment of more than $23 million, led by a 
$15 million gift from Virginia artist and collector, 
Clarice Smith, a long-time friend and alumna of 
the university. 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is a state 
of the art performing arts "village," made up of ten 
interconnected structures. Occupying 318,000 
square feet on a site at the northwest end of the 
University of Maryland campus, the center is 
designed to serve the music, theatre, and dance 
divisions of the University, and in so doing be a 
true center of performing arts for regional audi- 
ences and national and international professionals. 

Facilities include the Joseph and Alma 
GUdenhorn Recital Hall (260 seats); the Ina and 
Jack Kay Proscenium Theater (650 seats); Concert 
Hall (1,100 seats); Studio Theater (200 seats); 
Dance Theater (180 seats); Experimental Theater 
(100 seats); and the Prince George's County 
Room for educational and outreach activities. 

In addition, the Center will house the 
Performing Arts Library (23,000 square feet); the 
Grand Pavilion; 30 classrooms, lecture halls, and 
seminar rooms; 50 practice and rehearsal rooms; 
100 faculty/staff offices; and a cafe. The Center 
will serve annually more than 5,000 students, 200 
faculty and staff, and numerous regional, national, 
and international audiences and professionals. 



the three-mile run. Cancer is much about mal- 
function in the immune system and marathon 
running is also largely about the immune system- 
the suppression of it, I understand that in some 
cases the emotional gains from such a huge phys- 
ical undertaking might be great, but is any quali- 
fied person assessing the risks here? 

Research now supports the importance of 
healthful living in relation to at least five life 
areas: diet, exercise, stress management, lifestyle 
and spirituality. It isn't "the more I exercise the 
better," or "the more I meditate the better," but 
"the more I bring into balance all the deficient 
areas of my life, the better— and safer." 

The marathon article,.. tends to mislead read- 
ers. Ms. Salas is obviously a health nut. She is a 
Jazzercise instructor and she has "made it one of 
her missions to inform women about healthy eat- 
ing, exercise and getting an annual cervical 
exam ."The huge problem with this article is that 
it carries the message that if [a woman] invests 
extraordinary effort toward being healthy she 
may very well get cancer anyway. A more bal- 
anced article would list all known and suspected 
causes of cervical cancer, and would deliberately 
deal with any notion that taking care of one's 
health makes no difference. 

Bill Norwood 

Physical science technician 

Physics department 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle 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 Abrama, Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please sub- 
mit all matenal 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 outtook#acemail.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.lnform.umd.edu/outlook/ 



February 29, 2000 Outlook 3 



Police Auxiliary Serves as Pipeline to Campus Police 



Officer Christine Zamary isn't a rookie anymore, so 
don't let her youthful appearance fool you, 

Zamary has only been a campus police officer for 
eight months, but she didn't start off cold. The senior 
criminology major got her first taste of police work as 
a police aide, commonly known as police auxiliary. 

"I've wanted to be a police officer since I was five," 
she says. "I'd take my dad's handcuffs and cuff my lit- 
tle brother to the refrigerator." Her father is a juvenile 
probation officer. 

She came to campus in 1997 after receiving an 
associate's degree in social sciences and a certificate 
in business management from Charles County 
Community College. As a junior transfer student, 
Zamary started working as a police aide, covering the 
late-night campus foot patrol. 

The career path Zamary lias chosen is 
not unique to Campus Police, She is the 
latest in a long line of Campus Police offi- 
cers who got their start as student security 
patrols. Twenty-four current officers, 
including several patrol officers, a lieu- 
tenant and a detective, are former police 
aides, according to department spokesman 
Lt. Don Smith. 

"It's a great tool for the police depart- 
ment," says Kathy Culhane, auxiliary ser- 
vices coordinator. Police aides are under- 
graduate students who assist officers in 
campus security, covering special events, 
providing escorts for students who request 
them, patrolling campus grounds and oper- 
ating security gates at night. Culhane says 
police auxiliary is currently luring students. 

"1 did foot patrol, which is six hours of 
walking around campus, giving escorts and 
doing special checks of buildings and park- 
ing lots," Zamary says about her first police 
work, where she worked the 6 p.m. to 
midnight shift. Police aides cannot arrest 
or restrain anyone, but they notify campus 



police when criminal activity is observed using 
shared radios. 

"We're on the same radio frequency, so we use the 
ten codes the police use. You learn the phonetic 
alphabet," Zamary says. 

Daily contact with real officers also allowed her to 
become acquainted with the people she would later 
work with. "I got to know a lot of the officers," she 
says. 

Last year Zamary attended a conference in Ocean 
City specifically geared toward training police aides, 
where she had another opportunity to interact with 
police officers. 

In October of her senior year Zamary applied for a 
position with campus police. She then went before an 




After extensive training undergraduate student Christine Zamary is 
Officer Christine Zamary. 



oral review board, followed by a thorough security 
background check, a polygraph test and a drug test, 
and finally an interview with a supervising officer. 
After passing those stages, Zamary moved on to the 
police academy. 

Asked about the physical aspect of training, 
Zamary says, "It wasn't that bad." She attended the 
academy while taking 18 credits, going through physi- 
cal training and defensive tactics training at the acade- 
my during the day and school at night. 

After graduating from the academy last August, 
Zamary started the Field Training Officer (FTO) pro- 
gram, where new officers are paired up with a senior 
officer to learn the ropes. She admits that, at first, her 
FTO was a little worried she might look too young to 
be taken seriously. Off duty Zamary dresses 
like most twenty-somethings do, with the 
makeup, hair and platform shoes college 
students sport. 

"I proved myself right away, 1 feel, and I 
think he felt the same way," she says, 
"because one day he'd say 'maybe you 
should do something with your hair,' and 
then he says You know what? Don't even 
worry about it.'" 

Now Zamary has completed her training 
and is a full police officer. She fulfilled her 
lifelong dream of being a cop on the beat. 
But her fellow officers still kid her, calling 
her "Cop Spice," and her cruiser "The Spice 
Mobile." 

As a Campus Police Officer, Zamary is 
finishing her bachelor's degree course- 
work for free. She says an officer can 
never be "comfortable" with the job, 
because it changes constantly, but she is 
confident in her training from police aux- 
iliary and the academy. Pretty soon she'll 
be telling new recruits what it takes to be 
now a police officer. 

— DAVID ABRAMS 



Socially Phobic Children Can Come Out of Their Shells 



Clara hides behind her mom in new situations. Her 
responses to questions from individuals she does not 
know well are barely audible. Sometimes she refuses 
to talk at all. She has trouble making friends and refus- 
es to go to school. 

Clara is a composite, but her fictional struggles are 
representative of children who have social phobia, an 
anxiety disorder affecting approximately five percent 
of the general population of children and eight per- 
cent of adults. 

Psychology professors Samuel Turner and Deborah 
Beidei, in cooperation with Tracy Morris of west 
Virginia University, spent the past several years con- 
ducting the first research in the country to study a 
behavioral treatment program for preadolescent chil- 
dren with social phobia. 

The bad news is children who display symptoms of 
social phobia at an early age do not "grow out of it" 
on their own. The good news is the researchers have 
had dramatic success treating social phobia using this 
unique treatment program. 

Seventy percent of socially phobic children who 
practice basic social skills in a controlled environ- 
ment, interact with non-anxious peers and participate 
in individualized treatment sessions can improve dras- 
tically. The other 30 percent also show significant 
improvement, but would still be classified as "shy." 

The three-month, 24-session program, called Social 
Effectiveness Therapy for Children (SET-C) consists of 
four key steps. The first step is to educate the child 
and parents about the disorder and establish a base- 
line of information about the child and his or her spe- 



cific anxieties. The second step, social skills train- 
ing, involves teaching children how to interact 
with others. Many socially phobic children lack 
these basic skills, preventing them from interact- 
ing effectively in social situations. The children 
practice simple greetings, learn how to start con- 
versations and hone their listening and remem- 
bering skills. 

Step three is peer generalization. Here the chil- 
dren join a group of nonanxious peers in a com- 
fortable environment where they can practice 
their newly acquired social skills. The outgoing 
children are encouraged to try to draw out the 
socially phobic children.The final step is an indi- 
vidual exposure session geared to address the 
child's unique pattern of social fear. In these ses- 
sions, the child may be asked to read in front of a 
group, act out plays or take a "test" on a blackboard 
while being observed by others. 

"Treating social phobia is complex. It's not enough 
for a child to receive attention from a caring adult, or 
to stick a child in a group and hope he or she will 
interact," says Beidei. "The success of SET-C is based 
on very specific skills and how we teach those skills." 

Beidei emphasizes the distinction between shy and 
socially phobic children. Shy children may initially 
exhibit some or all of the symptoms attributed to 
"Clara." However, they will generally warm up and 
relax after a few minutes. Socially phobic children 
exhibit such extreme shyness it interferes with things 
children normally do, such as make friends, play, par- 
ticipate in class and even attend school. 




The children participating in the study are 
between the ages of eight and 12. Beidei and Turner 
suggest parents who suspect their children are social- 
ly phobic should wait for any professional diagnosis 
until the child is school-age; before that, it's too early 
to really diagnose the disorder. 

Turner and Beidei recently received funding for a 
five-year project to study the longer-term results of 
the SET-C on the children, with particular emphasis 
on their teen years, which can be the most psycholog- 
ically important for the development of the disorder. 



4 Outlook February 29,2000 



datel ine 



mary 



mem 
'land 



Your Guide to University Events 
February 29 - March 9 



February 29 



Noon. Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs Roundtable Discussion: 
"China, U.S. and the Global Trading 
System: Long Term Promises, 
Progress and Problems* 0101 
Taliaferro Hall. 5^)213. 

4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Mars Crustal 
Magnetism: A Window to the Early 
History of the Red Planet,' Mario 
Acuma, NASA-Goddard 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. 1140 Plant 
Sciences Bldg. (Lecture Hall A) 
54HW7. 

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 cov- 
ers receiving and sending e-mail, 
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, 
cwpost@umd5. umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd. edu/PT. 

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

8 p.m. University Theatre: 'The Fable 
of Maebeth,"Tawes Fine Arts. 
University Theatre Box Office. 
5-7847 or www.inforM.umd.edu/T 
HET/pIays.* 

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 
Adetstein, psychometrist, Counseling 
Center and Keith Elche, testing grad- 
uate assistant, Counseling Center. 
0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Bldg. 

Noon. Lecture:" Co ^temporary Pos- 
session and Exorcism: Comparative 
and Christian Perspectives ," Bill 
Stuart (Anthropology) will speak 
and lead a discussion. Sponsored by 
the Christian Faculty/Staff. 01 15 
Hornbake Library. 5-4791, 
rg2@umall.umd.edu or www.ipst. 
umd, edu//Faculty/gammon. htm. 

4-5 p.m. Astronomy CoUoquium: 
"The Abundance of Galactic 
Satellites in Hierarchical Models: 



A Bach Tribute 



Problems and Possible Solutions," 
Andrey 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 flic 
and directory manipulation com- 
mands, navigation skills, as well as the 
Pico editor. It does not teach pro- 
gramming skills. 4404 Computer 8c 
Space Sciences Bldg 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.infbrm .umd, edu/PT. * 

7-9 p.m. Movie:"End of Days." 1240 
Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 

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

9:30-1 1:30 p.m.'The World is Not 
Enough (007)." 1240 Biology - 
Psychology Bldg.' 



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 coveted include 
how to: formal text, create lists, links 
and anchors, upload pages, and add 
inline images. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www. inform . umd , edu/PT. " 

7:3O9:30 p.m. Movie:"End of Days." 
1 240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 

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

10 p.m. "The World is Not Enough 
(007)." 1 240 Biology - Psychology 



March 3 



1 p.m. Communication Colloquium: 
"PR3 (squared): Toward a 
Multidimensional Model of Public 
Relations," Don Sucks, University of 
Miami. 0200 Skinner Bldg. 5-6528. 

7:30 p.m. "The World is Not Enough 
(007)." 1240 Biology - Psychology 
Bldg* 

8 p.m. University Chorus: "A Bach 
Tribute," a concert featuring Baroque 
concerti as welt is arias for voice and 
various obbligato instruments. Homer 
Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-5570.* 

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



The School of Music presents its fourth 
Artist Scholarship Benefit Series concert, A 
Bach Tribute, at ULrich Recital Hall Friday, 
Mar. 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 5 at 3 
p.m. Marking the 250th anniversary of 
Bach's death, the program includes the 
Concerto in D major for harpsichord and 
strings, the Concerto in A rninor for violin 
and strings and continuo, BWV 104 1, and 
the Concerto in A Major for Oboe 
d'amore, strings and continuo, BWV 1055. 
Also featured are arias from the Mass in b 
minor and selected cantatas. 

Performers include university faculty 
members Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord 
and violoncello, David Salness, violin, Mark 
Hall, oboe and oboe d'amore, Katherine 
Murdock, viola, Linda Mabbs, soprano, 
Fracois Loup, bass and Theodore 
Guerrant, harpsichord. 

The final Artist Scholarship Benefit 
series concert of the season will be the 
Guarneri String Quartet with Santiago 
Rodriguez, piano FridayApril 28 at 8 p.m. 
in Ulrich Recital Hall. 




Tickets for A Bach Tribute are $16 adults, 
$12 seniors and $10 students. For tickets and 
information, call 405-7847. 



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

10 p.m. Movie: "End of Days." 1240 
Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 



March 4 



7:30 p.m. Movie: "End of Days." 1240 
Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 

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



March 5 



1-4 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to 
Adobe Photoshop," introduces the 
industry benchmark graphic manip- 
ulation package for creating profes- 
sional quality graphics. Concepts 
covered include: basic toolbar, 
palettes, layers, image filters, and 
screen/image resolution. Digital 
image concepts with emphasis on 
Web based graphics are also cov- 
ered. Registration required. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
wrwwf.inform.umd.edu/PT* 

2 p.m. University Theatre: "The Fable 
of Macbeth,"Tawes Fme Arts. 
University Theatre Box Office. 
5-7847 or www.inforM.umd.edu/ 
THET/plays.* 

3 p.m. University Chorus:"A Bach 
Tribute," a concert featuring 
Baroque concerti as well as arias for 
voice and various obbligato instru- 
ments. Homer Ulrich Recital Hall. 
5-5570.* 



810 p.m. Dance Performance: 
"Deeply There (stories of a neighbor- 
hood)" performed by the Joe Goode 
Performance Group. 'Deeply There* 
examines the new definitions of com- 
munity and shifting priorities that are 
created as urban dwellers respond to 
the AIDS epidemic. Dorothy Madden 
Theater. 5-7847* 



March 7 



Noon. Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs Brown Bag Lunch: "War 
Culture, Nationalism and a 
Revolution on Campus," James Gao, 
history department. 1 122 Holzapfet 
Hall, 50213- 

2-i p.m. Building a Civil Society 
Lecture Series: "Social Capital and 
Civil Society in the United States," 
Robert Putnam, Harvard University's 
Kennedy School of Government. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. 5-5722, 

4 p.m. Physics Lecture:"A Statistical 
Physicist's Look at Earthquakes," 
Daniel Fisher, Harvard University. 
1410 Physics Bldg. 

8-10 p.m. Dance Performance; 
"Deeply There (stories of a neighbor- 
hood)," performed by the Joe Goode 
Performance Group. 'Deeply There' 
examines the new definitions of com- 
munity and shifting priorities that are 
created as urban dwellers respond to 
the AIDS epidemic Dorothy Madden 
Theater. 5-7847* 



data within them, customizing sheet 
labels, naming blocks, customization 
options, and macros. Registration 
required. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www. inform . umd .ed u/PT. * 

7-9 p.m. Sneak Preview Film: 
"Mission to Mars." 1240 Biology - 
Psychology Bldg. * 

9:30 p.m. "The World is Not Enough 
(007)." 1 240 Biology - Psychology 
Bldg.' 



March 9 



4:307:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Adobe PageMaker," 
introduces professional page layout 
techniques. Concepts covered 
include working with text, import- 
ing graphics, text flow and place- 
ment, master page setup, running 
headers and footers, designing 
brochure quality work using the 
editing and construction tools of the 
tool palette. Registration required. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 5-2938, cwpost@umd5. 
umd.edu or www.inform.umd.edu/ 
FT.* 

7:30 p.m.Thc World is Not Enough 
(007)." 1240 Biology - Psychology 
Bldg.' 



March 6 



6-9 p.m.Workshop:"Introduction to 
Microsoft PowerPoint," provides a 
basic introduction to the elements 
involved in designing effective and 
professional looking slide, overhead, 
and computer-based presentations. 
Included wilt be adding clip art, cre- 
ating color schemes, organizing, text, 
etc. Registration required. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform .umd .edu/PT. * 



March 8 



Noon. Research and Development 
Presentations: "Race Thinking and the 
Helping Professions: A Review of 
Historical Complexity," Steve Seldcn, 
Center for Curriculum Development. 
01 14 Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Bldg. 

4-5 p.m. Astronomy Lecture featuring 
Jack Hills, Los Alamos National 
Laboratory. 2400 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: 'Intermediate 
Microsoft Excel," covers creating a 
visual impact with 2D and 3D charts, 
grouping sheets and manipulating 



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 inforivTs master calendar and 
submissions to the Outlook 
office. To reach the calendar edi- 
tor, call 405-7615 or e-mat! to 
outJook@accmail. umd.edu. 



February 29, 2000 Outlook 5 



Learn at the Library 



The University libraries are offering 
a variety of seminars and workshops 
this Spring. Listed below are the offer- 
ings, including dates, times and registra- 
tion requirements. 

Electronic Information 

Resources Seminars 

Workshops 

Literature Online (LION) 

The Libraries have expanded their 
subscription to Literature Online 
(LION), and the database producer 
(Chadwyck-Healey) lias revised its 
search interface. Come learn the new 
ways to search for the full text of more 
than 260,000 works of British & 
American poetry, prose and drama, 
from 600 to the present; 20 different 
versions of the Bible; 1 1 different edi- 
tions of Shakespeare and author biogra- 
phies. 

The "Annual Bibliography of English 
Language and Literature" (from 1920- 
forward) is now searchable through 
LION, as is the "Literary Journals Index 
Full-Text" (which indexes more than 
200 literary journals and provides the 
full text of more than 30). 

Leam more about the wealth of 
information now available in LION and 
how to retrieve it at this hands-on train- 
ing seminar, Tuesday, Feb. 29, from 
10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 4135 
McKcldin Library. 

ProCite 5-0: Software to 
Manage Your 
Bibliographies 

This seminar will 
help you bring order 
to the chaos of 
managing large 
bibliographies 
associated 
with wridng 
projects 
such as — 
books, dis- 
sertations, proposals and journals 
articles. ProCite 5.0 is a personal biblio- 
graphic software designed to help you 
collect references, type your own 
entries or download citations directly 
from online databases, the World Wide 
Web or library catalogs, and generate 
properly formatted bibliographies in 





any style. 

ProCite 5.0 seminar will be held 
Friday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 24, 
from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Room 4135 
McKeldin Library. 

Wide, Wide World of Statistics: 
International Statistics on the 
Internet 

Looking for international sta- 
tistics on Argentina's agri- 
cultural exports, the 
reforestation of the 
Russian Federation, 
or the total fertili- 
ty rate in 
Morocco? The 
information you 
need may be right 
on your personal 
computer as increasing numbers of 
national governments and international 
organizations are making their data 
available on the Internet. However, in a 
time of "information overload," identify- 
ing appropriate and reliable sources of 
international statistics can be a frustrat- 
ing and time-consuming endeavor. 

In this seminar, we will look at short- 
cuts to finding and evaluating these 
valuable online sources of international 
information.The seminar takes place 
Friday, Mar. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., in 
Room 4135 McKeldin Library. 

Making Sense of the Census 

In this workshop, you will gain an 
overview of die history of the census 
in America. You will have a chance to 
explore the Census Bureau's new 
web-based retrieval system, the 
American Factfinder. 

Not only will 
you have a 
chance to look 
at data from the 
1990 and previ- 
ous decennial 
censuses, but also 
from some of the 
numerous other census- 
es and surveys conducted 
by the Census Bureau such as 
the American Housing Survey, Census 
of Manufactures and the 1997 
Economic Census. Participants will get 
a preview of the types of data products 
to be offered from Census 2000. 
Come and enjoy the process of 



"making sense of the ccnsus"Thursday, 
Mar. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in Room 
4133 McKeldin Library. 

Full-Text Electronic Resources for 
Literature & Literary Criticism 
Research 

Learn aboui the wealth of full-text 
online resources the Libraries 
have for research in literature, 
from primary sources to jour- 
nal articles to liter- 
ary encyclope- 
dias, bio- 
grapliical 
information 
and etymo- 
logical dic- 
tionaries. Time 
is allotted for 
hands-on experi- 
mentation and exploration. 
The resources to be demonstrated 
include: "Literature Online," which con- 
tains primary sources, die "Annual 
Bibliography of English Language & 
Literature" and full-text journal articles; 
Gale's Literary Resource Center, for full 
text from such Gale publications as 
"Contemporary Authors," the 
"Dictionary of Literary Biography" and 
"Contemporary Literary Criticism;" 
"Women Writers Online," the full text of 
women's writing (fiction and 
nonfiction, poetry, prose and drama) 
from 1400 to 1850; and links to the full 
text of electronic journal articles. 

This seminar is offered on 
Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 
noon, and Thursday, April 27, from 4 to 
6 p.m., in Room 4135 McKeldin Library. 

EndNote: Software to Manage 
Your Bibliographies 

Using the hirst version of EndNote, 
this seminar will help you bring order 
to the chaos of managing large bibli- 
ographies associated with writing pro- 
jects such as books, dissertations, pro- 
posals and journals articles. EndNote is 
a persona] bibliographic software 
designed to help you collect refer- 
ences, type your own entries or down- 
load citations direcdy from online data- 
bases, the World Wide Web, or library 
catalogs and generate properly format- 
ted bibliographies in any style. 

TTiursday, April 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 
p.m., in Room 4135 McKeldin Library. 



NOTE: All of the above seminars are 
free, but advance registration is 
required by completing the online reg- 
istration form at: 

www. ub.iimd.cdu/UMCP/UES/seminar- 
f.html. 

Geographic Information 
Systems Workshops 

Analysis with ArcView 
(Intermediate) 

Analysis with ArcView (intermediate) 
is an intermediate two-hour and 30- 
minute workshop that explores the 
more complex query and analytical 
functions of ArcView GIS.Tne seminar 
is offered Tuesday, Mar. 7, from 6 to 8:30 
p.m.,Tuesday, Mar. 14, from 2 to 4:30 
p.m., and Monday, April 3, from 4 to 
6:30 p.m. in Room 4133 McKcldin 
Library. 

NOTE: Registration for these G1S work- 
shops is required by completing the 
form at www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/UES/ 
gis-f.html 

VICTORWeb Classes 

The Libraries are offering 
VICTORWeb workshops throughout 
the Spring semester and no registration 
is required. This 60-mlnute hands-on 
workshop introduces how to find 
books, 

nonprint and other materials using 
VICTORWeb, the online catalog of the 
University of Maryland Libraries, and 
how to find journal articles using an 
online periodical database. 

The workshops are offered in Room 
4133 McKeldin Library on the follow- 
ing days and times: 

Wednesday, Mar. 1 3:304:30 p.m. 

Monday, Mar. 6 4-5 p.m. 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 5-6 p.m. 

Friday, Mar. 10 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Monday, Mar. 13 4-5 p.m. 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 5-6 p.m. 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Mar. 28 4-5 p.m. 

NOTE: Additional information about 
VICTORWeb classes can be found at: 
www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/UES/classes. 
htrol*victor 



Solid Police Work Makes Significant 
Difference in Homicide Arrests 



continued from page 1 

knife or personal weapon (hands or feet) rather 
than a handgun, the clearance rate improves. 
Researchers attribute this to the nature of 
crimes. Generally knives and hands or feet are 
used in sudden, unpremeditated crimes in 
which the perpetrator knows the subject. There 
tend to more witnesses and more physical evi- 
dence, such as fingerprints. If a handgun is used, 
there is a higher probability the victim was a 
stranger to tile assailant. These crimes also tend 
to be better planned so that perpetrators can 
avoid detection. 



Police resources are stretched thinner and 
thinner as law enforcement agencies struggle to 
meet the demands of increasing crime rates. 
However, the researchers concluded that enforc- 
ing routine policy and procedures, in addition 
to factoring in case characteristics (e.g. the pres- 
ence of drugs), are important in increasing 
homicide arrests. Wellford and Cronin plan to 
present their findings to law enforcement agen- 
cies and discuss with them changes that depart- 
ments can use to improve their rates of solving 
murder cases. 



Science Fiction Roundtable 

To explore the importance of the works in the "Possible 
Futures: Science Fiction Art from the Frank Collection" exhib- 
it and overlooked significance of science fiction art, The Art 
Gallery has invited local and nationally known speakers to 
present at its sixth annual roundtable, "Science Fiction Art: 
Lessons for the MiHennium."The roundtable takes place 
Friday, March 3, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Rouse Room, 
Office of Executive Programs, Robert H. Smith School of 
Business, Preregistration is required at a cost of $5 for stu- 
dents and members of The Art Gallery, $15 for faculty and 
staff. 

For more information and to RSVP, contact Dorit Yaron, 
405-2763, artgal@umail.umd.edu or see www.inform.umd. 
edu/AilGal/WWW/exhibii/994X)/sfiction/roundtable.htm. 



6 Outlook February 29, 2000 



General Research Board Awards 
2000 - 2001 



Semester Research Awards 

College of Arts & Humanities 

Asian & East European Languages 
and Cultures 

Robert Ramsey, "A Reconstruction 
of Earlier Korean." 

Classics 

Eva Stehle, "Athenian Women's 

Ritual and the City," 

English 

Vincent Carrerta, 'Strangers in a 
Strange Land: Constructions of 
African-British Identity in the Age of 
Olaudah Equiano." 

Marshall Grossman, "Publishing the 
Self in Shakespeare and Milton." 

History 

Ira Berlin, "Generations of Captivity: 

The Transformation of U.S. Slavery, 
18*10-1863." 

Paul Landau, "The Samuelites of 
South Africa: Colonialism and the 
Displacement of the Self." 

D.M.G. Sutherland, "The French 
Agricultural Revolution. 1660-1914." 

Philosophy 

Charles Manekin,"The Philosophy of 
Abner of Burgus-A Fourteenth 
Century Spanish Jewish Savant." 

Lingu istics/Pbtlosopby 
Paul Pietroski,"The Function of 
Events in Natural Language 
Semantics* 

College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences 

Psychology 

Michele Gelfand, "Cultural Tightness- 
Looseness: A Multilevel 
Investigation." 

Sociology 

Stanley Presser,"The Impact of 

Nonresponse on Survey Estimates." 

College of Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences 

Astronomy 

Douglas Hamilton." Titles. 'I'm j. in 

Asteroids, and the Origin of Jupiter." 

Computer Science 
Dana Nau, "Toward a 
Comprehensive Science of 

Planning." 

Mathematics 

Karsten Grove, "Curvature, 

Symmetry and Topology" 

Richard Schwartz, "Discrete Groups 
Acting on Complex Hyperbolic 
Space." 

Physics 

Christopher Lobb, "Quantum 

Computing Using Superconducting 

Devices." 

College of Education 

Human Development 
Judith Torney-Purta, "Analysis of Test 
and Survey Data from the IEA Civic 
Education Study.* 



A.James Clark School of Engineering 

Materials & Nuclear Engineering 
Takeuchi Ichiro, "Combinatorial 
Synthesis of Novel Smart Materials." 

College of Health and Human 
Performance 

Family Studies 

Norman Epstein ,"An Evaluation of 

Couples Intervention for Domestic 

Abuse." 

College of Life Sciences 

Chemistry & Biochemistry 
Alice Mignerey,"Flow Analysis of 
Gold-Gold Collisions at RHIC - In 
Search of the Quark-Gluon Plasma." 

Biology 

Gerald Wilkinson, "Genetic and 
Developmental Basis of Head Shape 
Evolution in Stalk-Eyed Flies." 

Summer Research Awards 

College of Arts & Humanthes 

Art History & Archaeology 
Sharon Gerstel," Polychrome Tiles of 
Byzantium." 

Sandy Kita. "Japanese Woodblock 
Prints and Printed Books in the 
Library of Congress." 

Asian & East European Umguages 
and Cultures 

Jianmei Liu, "Engaging with 
Revolution and Love." 

Lindsay Amthor Yotsukuta , 
"Negotiating Moves: Sources of 
Conflict in Japanese Business 
Discourse." 

English 

Ralph Bauer,"EmpiresofTrath:The 

Primitive Eloquence of Colonial 

Prose in Early British and Spanish 

America." 

Joseph Grady, "Personification as a 
Linguistic, Conceptual and Cognitive 
Phenomenon." 

Susan Leonardi, "Ida and Louise: An 
Unconventional Life." 

Barry Lee Pearson, "Robert Johnson 
and the American Imagination." 

Linguistics 

Linda Lombards, "Optimality Theory 

and Second Language Phonology." 

French & Italian 

Mary Ellen ScuHen,"The Acquisition 

of Strategic Competence by Second 

Language Learners of French at 

Home and Abroad: An Experimental 

Study." 

History 

James Brooks, "Nations, Tribes & 

Colours: Borderland Metaphors and 

a History for the Twenty-first 

Century," 

Stephan Palmie, 'Atlantic 
Conjunctures: Toward a 
Reconceptualization of African- 
American Cultural History." 

Germanic Studies 



Alene Moyer, "Ultimate Attainment in 
L2 Comprehension." 

School of Musk 

Jennifer DeLapp, "Copland in the 
Fifties: Music and Ideology in the 
McCarthy Era." 

Marie McCarthy, "The International 
Society for Music Education, !953- 
2003: Voices of the Past. A Vision for 
the Future.'' 

Spanish & Portuguese 
Teresa CabaJ-Krastel," Researching 
the Foreign Language Experience of 
Students with Learning Difficulties: 
Issues of Validity and Reliability." 

Sandra Cypess,"War and Peace in 

Mexico:A Re/Vision of Elena Garro 
and Octavio Paz." 

Theatre 

Catherine Schuler,"' Imagine, They 

Didn't Bring Me the Dresses!" 

Russian Actresses and 
Autobiography.'" 

College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 
Shawn Bushway, "Social 
Compete nee: The Study of Time 
Varying Individual Level Factors and 
Crime in the National Longitudinal 
Study of Youth, 1997 Cohort." 

Government & Politics 
Miranda Schreurs, "Comparative 
Energy Politics of Japan, Germany, 
and the United States." 

Sociology 

Larry Hunt,"Ethnic Identification 
among Whites and Blacks in the 
United States," 

College of Computer, Mathmatical 
and Physical Sciences 

Mathematics 

Bo U," Mathematical Theory and 
Computational Methods for 
Complex Microstructures in 
Crystalline Solids." 

Niranjan Ramachandran, "Special 
Values of Zeta Functions." 



College of Education 

Human Development 

James Byrnes, "Factors Predictive of 

Success in Minority Students," 

A.James Clark School of Engineering 

Civil Engineering 
William Sermons, "Spatial 
Transferability of Emerging Travel 
Demand Forecasting Approaches." 

College of Health and Human 
Performance 

Kinesiology 

Jose Contreras-Vidal, "Coding of 
Movement Direction and Distance 
in Visuo-Motor Adaptation." 

College of Life Sciences 

Biology 

Roger Davenport, "Mechanisms 

Underlying Axonal Branching and 



Defasciculation Following Growth 
Cone Collapse." 

Celt Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Margaret de Cue vas, "Screening for 
Genes Involved in Germline Cyst 
Production in Drosophila Ovary." 

Chemistry & Biochemistry 
Daniel Evans, "Towards the 
Development of Metal-Based 
Gaseous Sensors." 

Entomology 

Adam Rich man, "Antiparasitic 
Activities of the Immunity Factors 
Defensin and Cecropin from the 
Malaria Vector Mosquito, Anopheles 
Gambiae: A Transgenic Approach ." 

College of Library and Information 
Services 

Keith Cogdill,"An Activity- 
Theoretical Approach to 
Understanding Postings in Health- 
Related Online Discussion Groups." 

Robert H. Smith School of Business 

Decision and Information 

Technologies 

Jonathan Palmer, "Social Capital on 

the Internet: The Impact of Network 

Structure and Ties on Organizational 

Performance." 

Finance 

Nengjiu Ju, "Executive Stock Option 
and Agency Cost: Asset Substitution 
and Dividend Policy." 

Shlomith Zuta, "Vertical Integration: 
A Theoretical and An Empirical 
Examination," and "Vertical 
Integration: Dynamic Efficiency." 

Robert Marquez, "Competition in 
Banking: Relationship Lending and 
the Allocation of Credit." 

Management & Organization 

Shawn Lofstrom, "Collaboration 
Portfolios and Firm Innovation." 

Paul Tesluk," Investigating the Role 
of On-the-job Experiences in the 
Management Development Process " 



Creative and Performing 
Arts Award 



COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES 

Comparative Literature 

John Fuegi, "Lovelace & Babbage ." 

French & Italian 
Jacqueline I^tzter, "Concert 
Performance of "Fleur-d epine" 
(1776)." 

School of Music 

Chris Gekker," Recording of Music 

for Trumpet and Strings." 

Mark Wilson, "Music Composition 
and Recording Project," 

Theatre 

Carmen Coustaut,"Jolie." 

School of ARatrra.TtntE 

Melissa Weese Goodill," Drawing the 

City: the Arcade." 



Career Center 

Sponsors Student 

Employee Training 

For the second year, the 
Career Center will host 
student employee training 
programs targeted to uni- 
versity departments look- 
ing for a way to enrich 
their student employees' 
professional development. 
Trainers from a variety of 
campus departments vol- 
unteer to lead the training 
sessions, ranging from rwo- 
to-four hour long, and are 
customized to fit each 
department's needs. The 
program is based on the 
successful Partners 
Program developed by 
Noel-Levitz. 

Potential topics covered 
in the program include lis- 
tening skills, time manage- 
ment, telephone tips and 
techniques, observing con- 
fidentiality, handling diffi- 
cult situations and valuing 
diversity. By showing stu- 
dent employees the impor- 
tance of their campus jobs 
in their own career devel- 
opment and job skills 
enhancement, the program 
emphasizes positive work 
habits and attitudes. 

"All departments should 
encourage their student 
employees to take part in 
the training program," says 
Jacob Tingle, coordinator 
of student personnel and 
training for Campus 
Recreation Services. "It 
provides valuable informa- 
tion for their jobs here at 
Maryland and the skills 
will be easily transferable 
to their careers outside 
these gates." 

For more information 
about arranging a training 
program for your depart- 
ment on how to volunteer 
to serve as a trainer, call 
Marirose Moran, student 
employment coordinator 
at 314-7225 or e-mail to 
mmo ran® ds9 . umd . edu . 



February 29, 2000 Outlook 7 




NOTABLE 




Alissa Ar ford -Ley! has been appointed 
manager of Web communications for the 
Robert H. Smith School of Business. As a mem- 
ber of the Office of External Relations staff, 
Arford-Leyl is responsible for developing and 
implementing a Web-based program to support 
the school's marketing and communications 
strategies. 

Before joining the Smith School, Arford-Leyl 
was the Web site manager/communications 
specialist for the Automotive Service 
Association's international headquarters in 
Bedford, Tex. She led the complete redesign of 
the ASA's informational Web site, which 
received worldwide recognition from the edi- 
tors of the Dow Jones Business Directory as 
"select site," an award for excellence in Web 
site design. Arford-Lehl also was an ASA staff 
writer with responsibilities for Internet-related 
articles and news releases, 

Michael Ball, professor of decision and 
information technologies at the Robert H. 
Smith School of Business, has been appointed 
director of research and acting director of the 
Center for Knowledge and Information 
Management at the school. He also holds a 
joint appointment with the Institute for 
Systems Research in the School of Engineering, 
where he received the Systems Engineering 
"Faculty Member of the Year" award in 1997. 

The Daily Record recently named Judith 
Broida, associate provost and dean of the 
Office of Continuing and Extended Education, 
one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland for the 
year 2000. This distinction goes to profession- 
als who not only excel at work, but also give 
back to the community through civic, nonprof- 
it and professional organizations, and provide 
mentorship to the younger generation. 
The fifth annual list was selected from hun- 
dreds of applications by a seven-judge panel at 
The Daily Record, a business and legal newspa- 
per in Baltimore. 

A prominent higher education executive in 
the Washington-Baltimore region for many 



years, Broida was associate dean of the School 
of Public Affairs of the University of Southern 
California's Washington Center before coming 
to the University of Maryland. Before that she 
was associate dean and director of the division 
of business and management at Johns Hopkins 
University's School of Professional Studies, and 
assistant dean, business, at the University of 
Baltimore. 

Broida considers her most significant profes- 
sional accomplishment to be her work in trans- 
forming universities into strategic organiza- 
tions. "I have spent the majority of my career 
linking the knowledge resources of higher edu- 
cation with the developmental needs of gov- 
ernment, business, nonprofits and the K-12 
educational community," she says. 

She serves on the board of various profes- 
sional, civic and nonprofit organizations, has 
won many professional awards and honors, and 
counts her establishment and continuing lead- 
ership of WINc, a women's investment club 
providing mentoring for novice investors, as an 
especially rewarding achievement. She and the 
other Top 200 Women for 2000 will be recog- 
nized at a ceremony March 21 in Baltimore. 

Eugenia Kalnay, professor and chair of 
meteorology, has become a foreign member of 
the Academia Europea in the Earth and Cosmic 
Sciences Section. The Academia, founded in 
1988, is an organization of individual scholars 
for the whole of Europe and covers the full 
range of academic disciplines, including the 
humanities, social, physical and life sciences, as 
well as mathematics, engineering and medi- 
cine. Currently there are nearly 1900 members. 

Benjamin Schneider, a longtime professor 
of psychology, has won the Scientific 
Contributions Award given by the Society of 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
(SIOP), a division of the American Psychological 
Association (APA). He received this prestigious 
lifetime scientific achievement award for his 
research on the role of personality in work 
organizations, organizational culture and cli- 
mate, and service quality in organizations. 

In addition to his affiliation with the APA 
and SIOP, he is a member of the Society of 
Organizational Behavior, the Academy of 
Management, and the American Marketing 
Association. Schneider is also the author of five 
books on organizational climate. 



Activist and Scholar 
Addresses AIDS and the 
Breakdown of Black Politics 



Libraries Gain Art Historian George Levitine's 
2,000-Vblume Collection 

'"is in 



The 2,000-volume collection belonging to 
the late George Levitine, professor emeritus 
and former head of the art department, has 
been donated to the University of Maryland 
Libraries by his wife.While the Art Library will 
be the primary beneficiary of this gift. Special 
Collections will receive several hundred valu- 
able rare books. 

Levitine, Chevalier de 1'ordre des arts et des 
lettres and member of the Institute for 
Advanced Study (1977-78), was a scholar, 
teacher and humanist. He joined the University 
of Maryland in 1964 as a full professor and 
head of the art department, a department of 
two that grew to 37 faculty members during 
Ills tenure. 

Under Levitine's leadership, the art history 
and art programs gained national recognition. 
Retiring as head of the department in 1978 to 
devote time to research and teaching, he 
taught until being named professor emeritus 
and director of academic program develop- 



ment with European academic institutions i 
1986. At the time of his death in 1989, the uni- 
versity established the George Levitine Art 
History Endowment to support research and 
study by faculty and students. The keynote 
speech at the annual Middle Atlantic 
Symposium in the History of Art also has been 
named in his honor. 

Levitine's publications include numerous 
articles on Goya, emblems and French art from 
the 16th to the 19fh century. He gained a repu- 
tation as an authority on 18th century French 
art and wrote several books on this subject 
Emblematic devices and their significance 
were a major area of research for Levitine, 
whose collection of emblem books became 
the centerpiece in bis impressive library. The 
Levitine Collection is also rich in titles, mostly 
from France in the 18th and 19th centuries, 
concerning art, artists, cultural analysis and the 
discussion of matters of tastes and esthetics. 



Cathy Cohen will address 
"AIDS, Marginalization and the 
Politics of Black Communities," 
Tuesday, March 7 as part of the 
Black Feminist Thought 
Lecture Series. Her talk, 
focused on the subject matter 
of her new book, "The 
Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS 
And the Breakdown of Black 
Politics " takes place at 4 p.m. 
in the Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. 

Cohen is associate professor 
of political science and African 
and African American Studies at 
Yale University. She is co-editor 
with Kathleen Jones and Joan 
Tronto of "Women 
Transforming Politics: An 
Alternative Reader." 

Although her general field 
of specialization is American 
politics, her research interests 
include African American poli- 
tics, women and politics, les- 
bian and gay politics, social 
movements and urban politics. 



In recent years, Cohen has 
been the recipient of both the 
Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship 
and the Robert Wood Johnson 
Health Scholars Fellowship. 

In addition to her teaching 
and research, Cohen currently 
serves as co-director with 
Rogers Smith of the Center for 
the Study of Race, Inequality 
and Politics. An activist as well 
as a scholar, Cohen is consid- 
ered an ideal speaker to usher 
in the observance of Women's 
Month and International 
Women's Day at the University 
of Maryland. 

The Black Feminist Thought 
Lecture Series is bringing dis- 
tinguished scholars and artists 
to campus for lectures that are 
open to University of Maryland 
students, faculty and staff, as 
well as the public. For more 
information, contact the 
women's studies department at 
405-6877. 



Nigerian Government Honors 
Eyo as Millennium Personality 



It was history in the making 
as the governor of Cross River 
State, Nigeria, recognized 100 
individuals who have con- 
tributed to the achievements 
and growth of the area. 
Professor Ekpo Okpo Eyo, who 
was born in Nigeria, was 
among those honored in the 
special millennial ceremony 
Jan. 1,2000. 

Eyo, an internationally 
renowned professor of archae- 
ology and art history, was 
selected for the honor because 
of the impact his works have 
had on the cultural develop- 
ment of the West African coun- 
try. The ceremony, which was 
held at the Millennium Park in 
the center of Cross River, high- 
lighted the unveiling of an 
obelisk engraved with the 
names of the honorees. 

Since 1990, Eyo has been 
involved in continuing on-site 
study of the monoliths (large 
stone structures) in that 
region. His work has helped 
uncover the history of Cross 
River State, with some of his 
finds dating back to the 5th 
century. As well, Eyo has been 
able to use his work as a train- 
ing ground for young scholars 
with groups of graduate stu- 
dents joining him on his 
Nigerian excursions each year. 

"The University of Maryland 
is very well known in Nigeria 
because of this work " Eyo says. 
"It is gratifying to be recog- 



nized for the contribution my 
colleagues and I have been 
able to make in helping to 
uncover Nigeria's past." 

Eyo has been a professor at 
the university for 14 years. He 
specializes in African art, partic- 
ularly that of Nigeria. He 
recently directed archaeologi- 
cal field work at three Nigerian 
sites. The findings of these and 

Ekpo Eyo, an 
internationally 
renowned professor 
of archaeology and art 
history, was selected 
for the honor because 
of the impact his works 
have had on the cultur- 
al development of the 
West African country. 

other expeditions, which have 
uncovered the north-westward 
expansion of the Haunt peo- 
ples for the first time, have 
been described in publications 
such as the West African 
Journal of Archaeology. His 
books include "Two Thousand 
Years of Ancient Nigerian Art," 
and with co-author Frank 
WUlet, "Treasures of Ancient 
Nigeria: Legacy of Two 
Thousand Years." Eyo is a mem- 
ber of several art museums in 
the region as well. 



. 



8 Outlook February 29, 2000 




Brown Bag It for Your Health 

The Center for Health and 
Wellbeing is offering a Brown Bag 
Lunch Series Wednesdays, from noon 
to 1 p.m. in Room 0121 of the 
Campus Recreation Center. Listed 
below are the lunch-time topics for 
the remainder of the semester. 

For more information, call 314- 
1493 or e-mail Jennifer Treger at 
trege r® health . umd. edu. 

Mar 1 — "Navigating Health 
Information on the Web"- The inter- 
net has provided us with so much 
information. How do we tell fact 
from fiction? Wc will show you the 
best Web sites for all the health 
information you need. 

Mar 8 and 15 — "Building Up Your 
Emotional Intelligence"- Learn to 
expand your resources for emotion- 
al wellbeing through identifying bar- 
riers that may be affecting you and 
learning strategies for overcoming 
those challenges. 

Mar 29— "The Scoop on 
Vitamins '-You know they are good 
for you, but are they necessary? We 
can answer that question and more. 
Come learn the scoop on vitamins. 

Apr 5, 12, 19 and 26— "Weight 
Management Class"- Come learn 
healthy habits that will teach you to 
manage your weight.This will be a 
four-session class that will teach you 
about healthy eating and other 
healthy lifestyle habits. There is a $15 
charge for this class 

May 3— "Eating Out Healthy"-Are 
you overwhelmed with the variety of 
dishes that are available when you go 
out to eat? Do you how to distin- 
guish a healthy meal from an 
unhealthy one? We'll share these 
secrets with you. Come learn how to 
make the healthiest choices when 
you are eating out. 

May 10 — "Stress Management "-Are 
you stressed out? Come find out how 
stress effects your body and learn 
some practical stress management 
tips and techniques to de-stress your 
life. 

Equity Conference- April 4 

The 12th annual Equity 
Conference will be held on Tuesday, 
April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 
Stamp Student Union.The theme for 
the conference is "Diversity; 
Embracing the Changing 
Demographics." Registration materials 
will be sent out by the first of March. 
For more information, contact Tammy 
Paolinoat 405-5801. 

Recognizing Campus Leadership 

Omicron Delta Kappa has tradi- 
tionally recognized juniors, seniors 
and graduate students who have 



demonstrated exceptional leadership 
abilities through their active involve- 
ment with the College Park Campus, 
ODK seeks to recognize and encour- 
age achievement in the following five 



Benchmarks for the Engaged 
Campus." Beverages will be provided. 

For more information, contact 
Marie Troppe at 

mtroppe@accmail.umd.edu or 314- 
5387. 

Ghosts in the Universe 

Jordan Goodman, professor and 
chair, department of physics, discuss- 
es "Ghosts in the Universe,"Thursday, 
March 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 
1412 Physics Building. A distin- 
guished scholar-teacher, Goodman is 
presenting his talk as part of the 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture 




volving and Evolutionary Views 
of Human Quality 




ig and Evolutionary Views of Human 
Quality" is the topic of an upcoming lecture in the 
colloquium series," EH versity and Community in 
American Life." 

The lecturer for the event is Stephen Jay Gould, 
professor of zoology and geology at Harvard 
University, and curator of Invertebrate 
Paleontology in the Harvard Museum of 
Comparative Zoology. The recipient of a 
MacArthur "genius" award, Gould Is best known 
for his column, "This View of Life," in Natural 
History Magazine and attacking the false deter- 
minist science used to legitimize racist views of 

human differences through nearly 20 books, hundreds of essays, reviews, and 
articles. He explains complex scientific theories by relating them to popular cul- 
ture, historical events, and sometimes even to stories of the New York Yankees. 

The lecture takes place Wednesday, Mar. 1 5, 4:30-6 p.m. in the auditorium of 
the Inn and Conference Center. The colloquium series, Diversity and Community 
in American Life, is sponsored by the College of Education's Center for 
Education Policy and Leadership. This series seeks to make the faculty, students, 
and the community knowledgeable of today's social issues. 



Stephen Jay Gould 



areas of campus community: scholar- 
ship; athletics; social, service religious 
activities; campus government; jour- 
nalism, speech and the mass media, 
and the creative and performing arts. 

In addition, ODK wishes to recog- 
nize those freshman and sophomores 
who have similarly distinguished 
themselves. Your assistance in identi- 
fying candidates for our Top Ten 
Freshmen and Sophomore Leader of 
the year awards is both welcomed 
and appreciated. 

A minimum cumulative GPA of 
2.80 is necessary for both freshman 
(14 credits) and sophomores (28 
credit) to be eligible. Applications 
may be picked up in the Office of the 
Vice President for Student Affairs, 
2108 Mitchell Building. The deadline 
for returning applications is Mar. 10. 
The recipients will be announced at 
the annual awards banquet held in 
May. 

Engaged in the Community 

On Thursday, March 2, Community 
Service Programs is hosting a faculty 
brown bag lunch discussion, "What it 
Means to be a Campus Engaged in the 
Surrounding Community" from noon 
to 1 p.m. in Room 0135 Holzapfel 
Hall. Jennifer Pigza and Marie Troppe 
will share some of the recent activi- 
ties of a campus team under a grant 
project called "Establishing 



series. 

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Awards, conferred annually by the 
provost, honor faculty members who 
have demonstrated outstanding 
accomplishments in both scholarship 
and teaching. A reception precedes 
the lecture at 3:30 p.m. 

Building a Civil Society 

"Social Capital and Civil Society in 
the United States," part of the Building 
a Civil Society Lecture Series, takes 
place Thursday, March 9, from 2 to 4 
p.m. in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Robert Putnam, a pro- 
fessor at Harvard University's 
Kennedy School of Government, leads 
a discussion on social capital and civil 
society. 

For further information, call 405- 
5722. 

Show Your Pride 

Terrapin Pride Day takes place 
Tuesday, March 7, from 12:30 to 2 
p.m. At the Governor Calvert House 
in Annapolis. Join in this special advo- 
cacy day for University of Maryland 
that includes a lunch buffet, a rally 
with comments from scheduled 
speakers including Gov. Parris 
Glendening, Senate President Mike 
Miller and President Dan Mote; and 
informal visits with legislators to dis- 
cuss key legislative agenda items. 



For more information, call 405- 
8359 or visit the Web site at 
www.umd.edu/ SupportUM. 

Windows 2000 Help 

The OIT Help Desk is now provid- 
ing technical support for Windows 
2000, the new business-oriented oper- 
ating system that was released on 
Feb. 17. Windows 2000 is designed to 
be a replacement for Windows NT, so 
most applications that run under 
Windows NT should operate under 
Windows 2000. 

For further information on 
Windows 2000, visit the following 
Webpage: 

www.helpdesk . umd.edu/laqs/pc/os/ 
win2000.shtml. For further informa- 
tion, contact the OIT Help L>esk at 
405-1500 or visit OLT'sWeb site at: 
www.oit. 
umd . edu/he Ipdesk 

Older Students in Class 

Barbara Goldberg and Beverly 
Greenfeig, of the Returning Students 
Program, and a panel of returning stu- 
dents will lead a Center for Teaching 
Excellence workshop-discussion 
Wednesday, March l.from 2 to 3:30 
p.m. In the Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. Titled "Not Just for 18- to 
22-Year-Olds: Older Students in the 
Undergraduate Classroom," this work- 
shop-discussion is designed to 
explore the opportunities and chal- 
lenges of this student population. 

For more information or to RSVP, 
visit the CTE webpage at 
www.inform.umd.edu/cte or contact 
Lisa Solomon at 405-5580 or cte® 
umail.umd.edu. 

MIPS Proposals 

Maryland Industrial Partnerships 
(MIPS) provides university expertise 
and matching funds to help Maryland 
companies develop and improve 
products and processes. The deadline 
for MB*S presentations proposals is 
May 1 . Get started by attending one 
of these briefings: Friday, March 3; 
9:30-10:30 a.m. or Thursday, March 
9; 3:30 -4:30 p.m., at the Engineering 
Research Center, Room 2111 Potomac 
Building. 

For more information or to reserve 
a space, call the MIPS office at 405- 
3891 or reply to lrl4@umail.umd.edu. 

War, Genocide and Modern 
Identity 

Omer Bartov, professor of history 
at Rutgers University, author of 
"Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War 
in the Third Reich," and winner of the 
Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary 
History for "Murder in Our Midst," dis- 
cusses war, genocide and modern 
identity, Wednesday, March l,at 3:30 
p.m. In Room 2203 Art-Sociology 
Building 

For more information contact 
Stephen Johnson at 
nc43@umail.umd.edu.