Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 14* Number 21 * March 7, 2000 Building Hope with Beads, page 3 March Focus on Diversity, page 5 College of Journalism Selects Thomas Kunkel as New Dean Award-winning author, newspaper and magazine editor and national media critic Thomas Kunkel will become the new dean of the College of Journalism July 1 . He suc- ceeds Reese Cleghorn, who is stepping down after 19 years to become a full-time faculty member. "Tom has the vision, energy, intellect and passion to make the journalism program the nation's best, and that is precisely our goal," Provost Geoffroy says. "We are fortu- nate to have a nationally recognized figure who has enormous depth and breadth of experience, with outstanding accomplish- ments in the worlds of newspapers, maga- zines and books. Tom is the ideal person to build and lead the College of Journalism." Kunkel was a top editor at the San Jose Mercury News and the Miami Herald before joining the University of Maryland in 1997 as editor and director of the "Project on the State of the American Newspaper," a landmark series published by the college-owned American Journalism Review. He has also published three books. "This is an incredible privilege," says Kunkel, 44. "Reese has built one of the finest journalism programs in the nation, and the future is even brighter. It's a dream assignment, and I can't wait to get started." "I honestly cannot imagine a better leader to take over as dean," Cleghorn says. "Tom is an extraordinary journalist, scholar and person. I have no doubt that he will make the College of Journalism the best in the country." Kunkel wrote "Genius in Disguise," a Pulitzer- nominated biography of legendary New Yorker editor Harold Ross, and "Letters from the Editor," a compilation and analysis of Ross' letters. In 1 998, he published "Enormous Prayers: A Journey into the Priesthood," an ethnographic portrait of 28 Catholic priests. In addition, two books based on the State of the American Newspaper series are in progress, including "The State of the American Newspaper," a two-volume annotated anthology of the magazine series and "Disturbing News: The Troubled State of America's Newspaper Industry," Kunkel's original work based partially on the series' findings.The $2 million project was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts through its Project for Excellence in Journalism. Kunkel was named director of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism last year, a pro- gram that provides intensified training to work- ing journalists on topics ranging from the econ- omy to the legal system. Kunkel began his journalism career at age 16, as a part-time reporter for his hometown paper, the Evansviue (Itut) Courier. He received his Thomas Kunkel assumes his new post July 1. bachelor's degree in the humanities in 1977 and a master's degree in political science in 1979, both from the University of Evansville. He served at the Cincinnati Post and the Miami Herald before becoming the youngest executive editor in the history of Knight Ridder Newspapers when he was named to head the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer in 1985 at age 29. In 1987 and 1988, Kunkel helped the New York Times launch its national edition before taking over as editor and publisher of Arizona Trend magazine. In 1990 he was named deputy managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News. As dean, Kunkel will oversee a college of 600 undergraduates, 75 graduate students and a 20 full-time faculty members. He will serve as pub- lisher and chief executive officer of American Journalism Review and write a column for the monthly national magazine. He also will direct the College's major operat- ing units, including American Journalism Review, the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, the Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for international journalists. Journalism Fellowships on Child and Family Policy, the Capital News Service student report- ing program in Washington and Annapolis, the Maryland Scholastic Press Association for high school journalists and UMTV, the university's cable television station. Governor Taps Paternoster to Study Maryland Death Penalty Amid a national debate on the merits of capital punish- ment, Gov. Parris Glendening has commissioned a study by criminology professor Ray Paternoster to analyze racial dis- crimination in the application of Maryland's death penalty. Pending approval of the budget by the state legislature. Paternoster will receive a two-year, $225,000 grant to perform a statistical analysis of death penalty cases in Maryland. The goal of the study is to determine if the statute has been even- ly applied to Caucasians and minorities. "It's a massive data collection effort," says Paternoster. "It will involve looking at trial transcripts and police reports, hopefully interviewing defense council and prosecution, per- haps judges." He says a large staff of graduate students will perform the bulk of the data collection, Maryland has only executed three people since 1977. Sixteen people are currently on death row, twelve of whom are African American, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Kirk Bloodsworth, who spent several years on death row for the 1984 murder and rape of a 9-year- otd Maryland girl, was exonerated in 1993 when DNA tests proved he could not have been her attack- er. Much of the case against Bloodsworth stemmed from a artist's sketch of the suspect. Capital punishment has always been a controversial sub- ject, but recent developments have renewed discussion across the country. Last month Gov. George Ryan of Illinois declared a moratorium on capital punishment in his state, bringing the emotional issue back into the spotlight, "It's exploding [again]," says Paternoster, "because of this issue that we've been telling people about all along. There's a risk of executing innocent people. The capital defense system is very poor. It's the luck of the draw to get a good lawyer in a capital case, and it shouldn't be that way." Delegate Salima Siler Marriott (D-Baltimore) of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, who has called repeatedly for an end to capital punishment, originally approached Paternoster to initiate the study. The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing a proposal by Marriott to impose a moratorium in Maryland. Paternoster says he has no preconceived notions about the project, even though his extensive studies over the years, including a well-known University of South Carolina study, indicate racial discrimination in application of the death penalty. He notes that the Maryland statute has changed since the mid-'80s, so the mission of his study is to evaluate recent reforms in the system. "If there is a finding that racial discrimination exists, I think people can say 'well that's not surprising' because you could say that there's racial animosity everywhere in the United States. That wc find it in Maryland might not be so surpris- ing — particularly with the death penalty, which is an extreme- ly emotional and volatile issue." — DAVID ABRAMS Maryland has only executed three people since 1977. Sixteen people are currently on death row, 12 of whom are African American, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. 2 Outlook March 7, 2000 Building a Healthy Relationship with Seat Pleasant The College of Health and Human Performance and the Office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service recently established a partnership with the city of Seat Pleasant. Through a long-term relationship with the city, located just outside of Washington, D.C., the group hopes to increase service-learning opportunities for students and expand out- reach into the surrounding community. Health professors Jerrold Greenberg, Sharon Desmond and Aria Crump lobbied the city council for 18 months to establish the partnership, which would bring students and faculty into the community to promote health education, violence prevention and other outreach activities. At first, Greenberg says, city leaders were reluctant to accept the relationship, fearing it would be short-lived. "Many times university people will go into a community to do a research project and then they leave * Greenberg says. "That's problematic for the community that sets up the arrangement and all of a sudden somebody pulls out." The campus representatives assured the city that the pro- ject would have a lasting impact on the community. "If the partnership is beneficial to students in terms of what they're learning, the city in terms of the service they get, and our faculty in terms of providing research sites and funding possibilities— much less how exciting it is to be able to help real people in a real community — then there's no reason it shouldn't be long term," says Greenberg. Last semester students went into the city to perform quasi-needs assessments. Graduate students in health pro- gram planning and evaluation and undergraduates in com- munity health education classes evaluated the assets and needs of the city through phone calls to residents, visits to senior centers and interviews with the city council and City Administrator Thomas Renahan. Along with service-learning coordinator Marie Troppe, the team recently submitted a five-year, $150,000 grant pro- posal to the Corporation for National Service, an organiza- tion that coordinates programs like AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America. With the additional funds, Greenberg says they can expand the needs assessment and plan future projects. In the meantime, students and faculty are working with Seat Pleasant vising the resources they have. Often faculty members are donating their own time to assist the project. Once a week the group meets with the partnership's board of directors, which is made up of three faculty members — Greenberg, Desmond and family studies associate professor Suzanne Randolph — as well as city leaders, clergy, residents and business people. Graduate students are evaluating health insurance needs in Seat Pleasant, especially among children.They plan to cre- ate resources designed to help residents find affordable cov- erage. Students will also hold workshops for childcare providers, teaching them how to help kids learn conflict management. They will develop a newsletter for parents to receive the same information. May 7, students and faculty will participate in "Seat Pleasant Day," an annual community event featuring a parade, food and activities. The students will organize a health fair, where residents can get health information and services like blood pressure screening. "It's not just an academic exercise sitting in a classroom," says Greenberg. "You're out there, and real people are involved, and you feel a real obligation to do well." — DAVID AflRAMS Marie Davidson to Retire Linda Clement to Serve as Interim Chief of Staff After nearly 35 years at the University of Maryland, including 1 1 as chief aide to three presidents, Marie Smith Davidson will fully retire March 15. President Dan Mote announced last week that Linda Clement, assistant vice president and direc- tor of undergraduate admissions, will serve as interim chief of staff while a national search is conducted for Davidson's replacement. Mote says he plans to find a successor before classes start for the Fall semester. "All of us will miss Marie Davidson, but I don't think anyone will feel her absence as much as I will," Mote says. "Marie's experience and knowl- edge of the university, combined with her strong leadership and uncompromising protection of our values and traditions, have been essential to me in my first 18 months here. "Marie's responsibilities are broader than in the corporate world, where a chief of staff typi- cally implements and executes plans of the presi- dent. Here, the chief of staff serves as a close associate of the president, collaborating in strate- gic planning and decision-making, as well as managing the office of the president and opera- tional issues for the entire campus," Mote says. Davidson first came to Maryland as a graduate student in 1965 and earned her doctorate in human development in 1971. She taught in the department of human development until 1978, when she became acting associate dean for grad- uate studies and research. Davidson became acting assistant vice chan- cellor for academic affairs in 1980, and was per- manently named to the position in 1982. She remained there until her appointment as execu- tive assistant to President William E. Kirwan in August 1988. Soon after she was appointed chief of staff, serving as a member of the President's cabinet and the Administrative Council. In 1984, Davidson was chosen the university's Outstanding Woman of the Year. On the occasion of the College of Education's 75th anniversary in 1996, she was honored as one of its distinguished alumni. In 1997, the Black Faculty and Staff Association bestowed upon her an Award of Excellence. The following year she was awarded the President's Medal, the university's highest honor. "Maryland has been my life for 35 years," Davidson says. "It is difficult to leave a place that is so much in my heart and my soul. But it is time. I want to enjoy my life to its fullest, but I will never be far from the University of Maryland." Mote welcomes Davidson's interim replace- ment."! am thrilled that Linda Clement has agreed to fill this crucial position in the interim while we search for Marie's replacement," he says. "Linda has served this university long and well, and I value her experience and her 'wis- dom." Clement has been at Maryland since 1974, when she arrived as a doctoral student and assis- tant director of the Hill Community. In 1976 she became director of orientation, and in 1 982 was appointed director of undergraduate admissions. In 1995, she added the title of assistant vice pres- ident. Clement's responsibilities include recruitment and managing the decision process for up to 35,000 new applicants each year. Over the past decade, the quality of the incoming freshman class has improved every year, and the number of applications has also risen substantially. Clement teaches and holds an affiliate associate professor- ship in the department of counseling and per- sonnel services. Named Outstanding Woman of the Year in 1997, Clement also has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the depart- ment of counseling and personnel services in 1993 and the university's Outstanding Associate Staff Member Award in 1990. Her success at Maryland has gained national attention. She received the President's Award for Leadership from the American College Personnel Association in 1987, and she serves on numerous national boards and committees. She will become chair of the College Board Trustees in October and has been active in College Board activities since 1983. "I'm very excited about this opportunity, and I'm looking forward to working with President Mote on advancing his vision for the university," says Clement. "We are poised to become a truly great university, and 1 am honored to assist in any way I can in taking us to the next level." Technology and the University Community The Ruskln Lectureship Fund and the urban studies and planning program present "The Role of Technology and the University in Community Development," a discussion by Roland Anglin, Wednesday, March 29, at 8 p.m. at the School of Social Work auditorium in Baltimore. Anglin, senior vice president at the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), will focus on the challenges and opportunities for the university and poor communities to collaborate and use technology as a tool to improve current methods of capital formation and building social capital. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow Anglin 's talk. Seedco is a national community development intermediary dedicated to rebuilding distressed communities in partnership with anchor institutions such as colleges, universities and hospitals. Prior to this role, Anglin was deputy director for community and resource development, which is part of the asset building and community development division at the Ford Foundation. He was on the fac- ulty at Rutgers University, where he taught courses on public policy, public management and com- munity development. The Carl N. Ruskln Memorial Lectureship Fund was established in memory of a distinguished alumnus of the community planning program. At the time of his tragic death in 1987 he was chief of planning and urban design in the Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Baltimore.The purpose of the fund is to bring important practitioners and scholars to Baltimore each year to address issues of "The Neighborhood and the City." For further information, call 405-6790. 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 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 2 074 2. Telephone (301) 405-4629; e-mail email@example.com; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ March 7, 2000 Outlook 3 Lacretia Johnson Strings Together Beads, Experiences, People Lacretia Johnson doesn't mind being known as the "bead lady." What started out as a hobby, turning colorful bits of clay into wearable works of art, has evolved into an integral part of Johnson's life and work. "I knew that I loved beadmaking, but I never imag- ined how many people I would share this with, nor the amount of clarity it would bring to my life," says Johnson, coordinator of service-learning for College Park Scholars. While some people display publications and pho- tos on their bookshelves, Johnson exhibits rows and rows of beads in her Cumberland Hall office. Unlike a perfect string of cultured pearls, each of Johnson's beads is distinctively handmade and visually reflects a story about the person who created it. As an undergraduate student at the university, Johnson became interested in beadwork one after- noon when procrastinating was more tempting than tackling an English paper She was hanging out near her residence hall and spotted someone wearing a colorful necklace. When she asked the person about it, they told her it was a handmade creation. She went to the arts supply store and brought the polymer clay and other supplies needed to make the beaded necklaces. "I started making them and I got hooked," she says. "1 love the spectrum of color and how it never gets old." Beadmaking began as a purely artistic venture for Johnson, who made beads for herself and held bead parties for her friends. But now she uses her passion for beadmaking as a way to help others find their creative and expressive niche. She joined the Studio G Artists-In-Residency Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, a project where professional artists work with hospitalized children. At the hospital, Johnson holds therapeu- tic beadmaking workshops where the chil- dren develop "me" beads reflecting an aspect of themselves. With a little instruc- tion, Johnson says the children are eager to express themselves through the multicol- ored clay.T don't put up any barriers, I just let their work unfold," she says. A particularly powerful experience for Johnson occurred when she worked with a chil- dren's bereavement group. She asked participants to create a bead as if it were a gift for a person who passed away. "One girl made a bead in the colors of the ocean, saying it reminded her of time she spent with her father who died and that she misses him "Johnson says. She later learned the girl had never shared a memory of her father, until the beadmak- ing session. Observing children making their beads was one of the elements which inspired the Life Necklace Project, a growing collection of beads created by children and the narrative behind each child's work. "The idea was borne out of the thought that everyone is creating the beads and taking them home. I wanted to make the beadmaking a collective or Lacretia Johnson proudly displays some of the many beads she's helped others create In her therapeutic workshops. community-building experience," she says. The Life Necklace, hundreds of beads long, was on display at the Butler Institute of American Art in Olilo and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Arizona. It's Johnson hopes the necklace will become a national project, comprising necklaces created by people across the country. "Picking a favorite bead is like choosing a favorite child," Johnson says of the countless number of beads she's made or lias helped others make. In addition to working with children in hospitals, Johnson conducts beadmaking -workshops for organi- zations, student groups and at-risk youth. "One lesson I have learned from my work with beadmaking is to never underestimate the power of one's passion and gifts to help others, even if it is only the size of a bead," she says. For more information, e-mail Johnson at Ij o hnso3 ©accmail, umd.edu. — LONDA SCOTT FORTE Smith School Offers Evening MBA Program in Washington, D.C. The Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer its nationally ranked evening MBA program in down- town Washington, D.C, beginning Fall 2000. Classes will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Smith School evening MBA program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want access to a top-ranked, part-time MBA pro- gram in the Washington, D.C, area. The school has offered its evening program in Montgomery County's Shady Grove area since 1990 and in Baltimore since January 1999. Like its nationally ranked full-time MBA program, the Smith School of Business evening program in Washington, D.C, will integrate an education in core business disciplines, such as finance, management consulting, information systems and marketing, with cross-functional concentrations that reflect today's business requirements. Among those are financial engineering, electronic commerce and supply chain management.The full-time and affiliated faculty members who teach in the full-time program at College Park will teach in Washington.D.C The Washington program offers classes Monday through Thursday evenings to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. Students can com- plete the 54-credit hour program in 28 months, typi- cally attending classes two evenings per week during the fall, January, spring and summer terms. On-site stu- dent services will include academic advising, advanced technology support and career manage - Students can complete the 54-credit hour program in 28 months, typically attending classes two evenings per week during the fall, January, spring and summer terms. On-site student services will include academic advising, advanced technology support and career management. ment. In addition to taking classes in Washington.D.C, students will have the option to take some elective courses at the College Park, Shady Grove, or down- town Baltimore campuses. For classes beginning Fall 2000, the application deadlines are April 1 and May 14. However, the Smith School will accept applications until the class is full. The program's next information session is sched- uled Tuesday, March 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Polaris Room in the Ronald Reagan Building. Other sessions will be held at the Reagan Building on the following dates: Wednesday, April 5; Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, May 3- Prospective students will hear from members of the admissions, career and student affairs staff. To reserve a spot, contact the MBA Program Office at 405-2559 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are required. Information also is available on the Web at: www. rhsmith. umd . edu. 4 Outlook March 7, 2000 dateline Carmina Quartet Delights Strings Enthusiasts aqtciii maryland Your Guide to University Events March 7-16 March 7 2-t 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 community and shifting priorities that are created as urban dwellers respond to the AIDS epidemic. Dorothy Madden Theater, 5-7847* March 8 Noon. Research and Development Presentations: "Race Thinking and the Helping Professions: A Review of Historical Complexity," Steve Selden, Center for Curriculum Development. 01 14 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 4-5 p.m. Astronomy Lecture: "Damage from the Impacts of Comets and Asteroids with Earth," 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 manipu- lating data within them, customizing sheet labels, naming blocks, cus- tomization options, and macros. Registration required. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, email@example.com or www. inform , umd . edu/PT. * 7-9 p.m. Sneak Preview Rim: "Mission to Mars." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg. * 9:30 p.m. "The World is Not Enough COOT)." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* March 9 1 1:30 a.m. Presidential Candidate Address: "Closing the Democracy Gap," Ralph Nader, Green Party presi- dential candidate. Atrium. Stamp Student Union. firstname.lastname@example.org u . 3:30 p.m. Africa and the Americas Panel Discussion: "Discourse/ Counterdlscourse in Africa and the Afro-Atlantic World." 2 1 20 Jimenez Hall. 5-6835. 3-5 p.m. Institute for Global Chinese Affairs Roundtable:"China,U.S.and the Global Trading System: Long Term Promises, Progress and Problems." 0101 Taliaferro Hall. Registration required. 5-0213. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to Adobe PageMaker" introduces professional page layout techniques. Concepts covered include working with text, importing graphics, text flow and placement, master page setup, running headers and footers, designing brochure quali- ty work using the editing and con- struction tools of the tool palette. Registration required. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, email@example.com or www, inform . umd, edu/PT. * 7:30 p.m. "The World is Not Enough (007)." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* March 10 8 p.m. Concert Society: "Carmina Quartet." Inn and Conference Center. 5-7847.* March 11 7:30 p.m. "The World is Not Enough (007)." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg,* 8-10 p.m. University Chorus: 10th Anniversary Gala Concert. Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-5570.* 10 p.m. "Next Friday." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* March 13 Noon: Lecture: "Dynamic Business and Engineering: Using Simulation for Developing E-Services." Henk Sol, sci- entific director, Delft Institute for Information Technology in Service Engineering. Rouse Room, Van Munching Hall. 5-5775. 3 p.m. Lecture: "Media and Politics in Contemporary Italy,"Vittorio Zucconi, La Repubblica. St. Mary's Hall. March 14 4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Surface Growth and Fluid Turbulence: Intermittent Interfaces," Sankar Das Sarma, University of Maryland. 1410 Physics Bldg. 6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate HTML," introduces more features of HTML.. Concepts covered includes enhanced tag attributes, tables, inter- nal document links, custom back- grounds, and the use of text colors. Some current tags In the new HTML standards will also be discussed. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5-2938, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 8-10 "Mariu Carrera (Argentina), Theater of the Disappeared." Ulrich Recital Hall. The Zurich-based Carmina Quartet has earned international attention, whether in concert or through its prize-winning record- ings on the Denon label. The quartet, pre- sented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, plays at the Inn and Conference Center, Friday, Mar. 10 at 8 p.m. A pre-concert discus- sion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Though only 12 years old, the quartet has been hailed by critics as equal in stature to the world's most renowned ensembles. According to The Washington Post, "Carmina is a baby among established quartets like JuUiiard, but showed striking maturity. The sheer virtuosity of these players was the first thing to impress: dead-on intonation, sumptuous tone without a trace of b littleness or edge." In 1994-95, the quartet performed extensively in the United States and throughout Europe, with debuts at London's South Bank Centre, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Kleine Philharmonic in Berlin, and the Konzertvere in Vienna. They appear regularly in European cities such as London, Paris and Zurich and have per- formed with such distinguished artists as Mitsuko Uchida, Dietrich Fischer-Dteskau and Barbara Hendricks. The ensemble also dedicates much of its time to recording, having been under contract with Denon since 1991. Their first recording for Denon (with works by Mendelssohn, Szymanowski and Webern) was released in April 1992 and received the 1992 "Best Chamber Music Recording "Award from Gramophone, a The Zurich-based Carmina Quartet performs at the Inn and Conference Center March 10. "Choc" from Monde de la Musique, and a Grammy nomination The Carmina 's most recent release is the Haydn String Quartets, Opus 76., Nos. 1-3 (Denon). The members of the Carmina Quartet are Matthias Enderle, violin; Susanne Frank, violin; Wendy Champney, viola; Stcphan Goerner, vio- loncello. The ensemble is currently quartet-in- residence at the Winterthur Conservatory in Zurich, Switzerland. The free pre-concert discussion on Mar. 10 features members of the quartet and will be moderated by Dan DeVany, program director of WETA-FM.Also scheduled to participate is Gerald Fischbach, University of Maryland profes- sor of strings. Tickets are $18 regular, $15-50 seniors, $5 full-time students with l.D. There is free admis- sion to pre-concert program with the purchase of a ticket. For tickets ca!1405-7847. March 15 Noon: Research & Development PresentaUon:"The Mission of the Center for Young Children: Education Training and Research," Francuie Favretto, director of the Center for Young Children. 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 3 p.m. Math Lecture: "Time Stepping in Parabolic Problems, Approximation of Analytic Semigroups," 3206 Math Bldg. www.math . umd .ed u/dept/semi- nars/nas. 4 p.m. Astronomy Lecture: "The Top and Bottoms of Galactic Mass Function from Gravitational Microlensing Observations," David Bennett, Notre Dame University. 2400 Computer 3c Space Sciences Bldg. 6-9 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, autosavc work, customize printing, and more. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required, 5-2938, email@example.com or www.inform .umd. edu/PT. * 7 p.m. Sneak Preview: "Erin Brockovich." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg. 7 p.m. Writer's Here and Now Reading: Featuring Marvin Bell, author of "Ardor" and Sydney Lea, author of "Pursuit of a wound "A hook signing will follow the read- ings. Special Events Room, fourth floor, McKeldin Library. 5-3820. 9:30 p.m. "Next Friday," 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* March 16 9:30 p.m. Math Lecture: "Convergence of GMRES," 3206 Math Bldg. www.math.umd.edu/dept/sem- tnars/nas. 3:30 p.m. Math Lecture: "A Parallel Method for Time-Discretization of Parabolic Problems," 3206 Math Bldg. www. math . umd .edu/dept/semi- nars/nas. 4:30 p.m. Workshop: "Navigating WebCT." is for students who are enrolled in courses at the university which have integrated WebCT into the class environment. In it students will learn to navigate course content, participate in bulletin boards and chat rooms, and develop presenta- tions in group project space. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5-2938, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. info rm . umd .edu/PT. * 5:30-7:30 p.m. Institute for Global Chinese Affairs Round table: "China, U.S. and the Global Trading System: lx>ng Term Promises, Progress and Problems." 0101 Taliaferro Hall. Registration required. 5-0213. 7:30 p.m. "Sleepy Hollow." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 10 p.m. "Next Friday." 1240 Biology - Psychology Bldg.* 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 outlook@accmail. umd.edu. Match 7, 2000 Outlook 5 Diversity-Related Efforts Earn Robert Yuan Faculty Support Award Microbiology professor Robert Yuan is the recipient of the Diversity Initiative Faculty Support Award for the 1999-2000 academic year. The award recognizes Yuan s involvement in cur- riculum development, campus service and public service related to diversity. "Professor Yuan has been a consistent supporter of diversity and is known on this campus for his innovative and cre- ative ways of addressing and promoting diversity in his science classroom," says Gabriele Strauch, co-chair of the DI Faculty Relations Committee. Sponsored by the Office of Human Relations Programs, the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Academic Affairs, the award carries the following honors: * faculty release time from one class for one semester; * recognition at the annual Diversity Initiative Award ceremony; * an honorary advisory position on the Faculty Relations Committee for one academic year; and * the recipient is asked to disseminate information about the project tiiey worked on during their faculty release ^w* 6 9 *>»», time at the annual DI Research Forum. Yuan will present his findings at the sixth annual Diversity Initiative Research Forum on April 13- Both at the undergraduate and grad- uate levels Yuan has been involved in curriculum develop- ment. His restructuring of a series of biology courses at the universi- ty has been based on two concepts: the vir- tual workplace (edu- cating students in the conceptual processes and skills required in a modern working envi- ronment) and journey without maps (cooper- ative learning with stu- dents from different social and cultural backgrounds). Specifically, Yuan teaches two honors seminars. In the first course, based on die Diversity Notebook, students generate a collec- tion of case studies to illustrate con- cepts such as cultural and technological ** D0IWP* Diversity Iniiiaiive: Moving Toward Community llniuersity of Maryland differences in scientific approaches. "The main idea of the Diversity Notebook is to expand the conscious- ness of students by using case studies to illustrate that other cultures have dif- ferent approaches to science" says Yuan. "Typically, stu- dents learn that the only solution' is the American solution, which is not true. People must under- stand that to do good science one must explore a number of options and choose the best one," adds Yuan. Yuan also teaches an honors course called "Biotechnology in Asia," which explores the impact of technology and eco- nomic development on biotechnology. Many students are not aware of the important implications technology and economic development have on sci- ence in other countries, he says. Currently, Yuan is using his faculty release time to write a book (due to be published this summer) about the Diversity Notebook. He is also using the time to apply for an instruction grant, which would allow him to do a pilot study this fall to test die Diversity Notebook in a general enrollment course. He would like to use case stud- ies to promote student learning. Now it is time for faculty members to consider applying for the third annu- al Diversity Initiative Faculty Award for the 2QOO-200I academic year. Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty mem- bers of any rank are eligible to apply. If you are interested in applying for the faculty support award for 2000- 2001 or would like more information, contact Marvin Scott, at 405-2480 or email@example.com, or Sally Koblinsky at 405-6972 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted no later than April 3. —JAMIE FEEHEKY-SIMMONS Diversity: It's Your Future March Focus on Diversity March 7 Noon. "War Culture, Nationalism and a Revolution on Campus, 1950-53-" James Gao, history, will speak about this topic. Please bring your bag lunch. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs and the China Committee. IGCA Conference Room, 1122 Holzapfel Hall, Contact Rebecca McGinnis, 405-0213 or fax 405-0219 for a reservation. 4 p.m. A talk by Cathy Cohen, associate professor of political science and African and African-American Studies, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Inequality and Politics at Yale University. She will speak as part of the Black Feminist Thought Lecture Series, and in celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month. This event is free and open to the public. Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. Contact women's studies department, 405-6877. March 9 2-4 p.m. "Social Capital and Civil Society in the United States," part of the Building a Civil Society Lecture Series. Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, will lead a discussion on Social Capital and Civil Society. Sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. Contact, 405- 5722. 3-5 p.m."China, U.S. and the Global Trading System: Long Term Promises, Progress and Problems ."The first round- table discussion in a series of open dis- cussions with invited experts focusing on the implementation of new econom- ic relationships in selected industries over the next decade. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs. Room 0101,Taliaferro Hall. Contact Rebecca McGinnis, 405-0213 or fax 405-0219 by March 7 for a reservation. March 10 2-3:45 p.m. "Between Art and Television *■ Emmy Award-winning docu- mentary film and video director Richard Chisolm will discuss his work, which has appeared on PBS, NBC, BBC and the Smithsonian. Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program and the Diversity Initiative. 1120 Susquehanna Hall. Contact April Householder, 405-2853- March 14 8 p.m. "Stuck to Life" by Mariu Carerra, an Argentine actress and playwright. The powerful and provocative stories in this one-woman play reflect the tragedy of Argentina's military strangle- hold in the 1970s and 1980s, a period in which thousands of people disap- peared.This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the School of Music. Ulrich Recital Hall,Tawes Fine Arts Building. Contact Ken Schweitzer, 405-1850 or email@example.com. March 15 4:306 p.m. "Evolving and Evolutionary Views of Human Quality." Stephen Jay Gould will discuss this topic. Reception to follow in the Conference Center. Inn and Conference Center, UMUC. Contact Steven Selden, firstname.lastname@example.org, March 16 5:30-7:30 p.m. "China, U.S. and the Global Trading System: Long-Term Promises, Progress and Problems."The second roundtable discussion in a series of open discussions with invited experts focusing on the implementa- tion of new economic relationships in selected industries over the next decade. Room 0108, Marie Mount Hall. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs. Contact Rebecca McGinnis, 405-0213 or fax 405-0219 by March 14 for a reservation. March 28 4-6 p.m. Networking at the Feminist Expo 2000. Contact www.CareerCenter.urad.edu Career Center, 3134 Hombake Library, South Wing. March 29 4 p.m. Outstanding Women of the Year Award.The President's Commission on Women's Issues will present this award. All are welcome to attend! Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. Contact Janet Turnbull, 405-4945. 4-7 p.m. The Second Wang Fangyu Lecture on Chinese Calligraphy- "Written on Bamboo and Silk: Ancient Chinese Writing and Its Influence on Later Calligraphers." Marilyn Wong- Gleysteen, Independent Scholar, will discuss this topic. Reception will fol- low. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs and the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Room 2309, Art-Sociology Building. Contact Rebecca McGinnis, 405-0213 or fax 5-0219 by March 27 to make a reservation. 4:30-6 p.m. "The Hearts of our Children and the Obligations of our Nation's Schools." Jonathan Kozol will discuss this topic as part of the "Diversity and Community in American Life" continu- ing colloquium series. Main Chapel. Reception and book signing to follow in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. Contact Steven Selden, ss2 2 @umail . umd . edu . 7-8:30 p.m. Life After Graduation: LGBT People in the Workplace (co-sponsored with the Lambda Pride Alumni Association). Career Center, 3134 Hornbake Library, South Wing. Contact www. CareerCenter. umd.ed u The calendar can also be viewed online at www.inform.umd.edu/ Diversity^ Initiative-Current Events. To place your event the April "Focus on Diversity" calendar, e-mail information to Jamie Feehery-Simmons at email@example.com or fax 314-9992 no later than March 15. If you have any questions, please call 405-2562. Calendar brought to you by the Diversity Initiative. 6 Outlook March 7, 2000 C-SPAN s Brian Lamb, Dining and Dancing Highlight Friends Gala Friends of the Libraries' "Gala 2000 Celebrating Pixels & Print" taking place SaturdayApril l at 6:30 p.m., at National Archives n» College Park is a night to party and an event you won't want to miss. This evening features a talk by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb whose breakthrough achievement in conceiving, defining and establishing the public affairs television network has added a new dimension to the world's understanding of press free- dom. A lively cocktail hour, gourmet dinner and dancing to The Tom Cunningham Orchestra, "the swinginest band around" add to the evening's festivities. Lamb helped found C- SPAN— the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network— and has served as the com- pany's chief executive offi- cer since its beginnings. Today C-SPAN employs 244 people and offers two 24- hour nationwide channels, plus a 50,000 watt radio station— WCSP-FM— which serves the Washington- Baltimore area. Still best known for live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Congress, each C-SPAN service also provides unique public affairs programming on a wide range of news and public poli- cy issues. More than 75 million households can tune in C- SPAN's flagship television network. This year's gala features the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, which last month released its third album, "One O'clock Boogie, Two O'clock Jump" In a review in The Washington Post "Weekend," the album was referred to as having "energy to spare." The Friends of the Libraries is dedicated to building library advocacy, increasing awareness of the vital role of the library in the university and in society, and developing financial sup- port for collections and services that benefit students, faculty, alumni and other researchers. Persons wishing to attend the event should send their checks, at $125 per person (partially tax deductible) and made out to University of Maryland Foundation, to Friends of the Libraries, McKeldin Library, Room 4M101 , College Park, MD 20742. Hundreds of Students to Compete for Top History Honor Annual Black Saga Competition Expands to 30 Schools, Five Counties Brian Lamb Free USMO Concert Maximiano Valdes, principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain will serve as guest conductor for the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a free concert Friday, Mar. 10 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The orchestra will perform Bernstein's "On the Town," the "Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor" featuring Dale Baltrop, violin, and the "Schumann Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major" Born in Santiago, Chile, Valdes studied piano and violin at the Conservator of Music. He began his conducting career in 1976 as assistant conductor at theTeatro la Fenice inVanice. The following year he was a at Memorial Chapel conducting fellow at Tanglewood where he worked with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Valdes made his American symphonic debut in October 1987 with the Buffalo Philharmonic. After a success- ful return to the orchestra in 1989, he was appointed music director, a post he held for almost 10 years. Since then, he has guest-conducted the St. Louis, Toronto, National, Montreal, Quebec, Cincinnati, Vancouver, Fort Worth, San Jose and Pacific Symphonies, as well as the New York Chamber Symphony and the Brooklyn and Naples Philharmonic Orchestras. For more information, call 405-7847, Hundreds of Maryland elementary and mid- dle school students know more about black his- tory than 85 percent of the national population thanks to a popular competition called The Black Saga Compel ition.Tliis year's competition will take place Saturday, March 18at8:30a.m.ln Tydings Hall. Teams of students from 30 elementary and middle schools in Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard counties will vie for cash prizes, trophies and the oppor- tunity to boast they are the smartest about black history. Each school will send three teams of stu- dents to the state competition. These teams are determined through in-school Black Saga com- petitions. Black Saga, which began in 1992 with BeltsvUle Academic Center, is the brainchild of Charles Christian, professor of social and popu- lation geography. Christian developed the com- petition to build black history into the culture of area schools and to foster self esteem among students. "It's American history.All students need to learn the African-American experience if they truly want to understand U.S. history," says Christian. "And if we make learning fun for them, they'll gravitate toward a quest for knowl- edge." The competition is intense. In the fall, stu- dents from all backgrounds receive a thick study guide, compiled by Christian every year from his best-selling book "Black Saga: The African- American Experience "The students are respon- sible for knowing answers to more than 700 questions about the African- American experi- ence from 1600 to the present. "This is real aca- demics," says Christian. "This is real challenging stuff. And, our kids are good." In addition to helping schools imple- ment Black Saga, Christian also served as host of the in-school competitions throughout February. While the first year of the competition included only Beltsville Academic Center, 16 teams competed internally. As the competition has expanded to include multiple counties in Maryland and more schools compete, Beltsville continues to boast the first-place team every year. Last year, Christian expanded Black Saga to include middle school students because many of the elementary school children who had partici- pated in previous years moved up to other schools, but still wanted to experience the com- petition. Christian is working to make the event regional and then national. Prizes will be awarded to teams placing first, second and third in the final competition, with each member of the first-place teams (one at the elementary level and one at the middle school level) receiving $300. Students on sec- ond-place teams receive $200 each, and those on third-place teams receive $100 each. All stu- dents participating in the state competition will receive trophies. "We do much more than teach history or black history," says Christian. "The Black Saga Competition helps build character. Our students learn to depend on each other, appreciate each other's contributions, and learn to work togeth- er toward a common goal." The Black Saga Competition has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Contribution to the Schools Award, presented by University of Maryland; the 1995 Program of Excellence Award, from the Maryland Council for the Social Studies; the 1996 Education Award, presented by the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus; and Certificates of Recognition in 1996 and 1998 from the Prince George's County Board of Education. Red & White Spring Game Mark your calendar for Friday, April 14 for die Maryland Football Red/White Intrasquad Game. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. at Byrd Stadium Field. The event is free. A fan fest, where fans can go down on the field and get autographs and pictures with their favorite Terps, precedes the game, from 6:30-7 p.m. Football, Food and Fun Fundraiser Join Maryland Football Coach Ron Vanderlinden and liis staff for the third annual Maryland Gridiron Network Dinner & Auction, Friday, April 7, at the Inn & Conference Center. The cost for this semifcrmal event is $35 per person, or $300 for a table of 10. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auc- tion, followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m. and a live auction at 9 p.m. Main course options include chicken or seafood (shrimp and scallops over lin- guine). This event offers Terrapin football fans the opportunity to interact with Vanderlinden and his staff, get an update on Terp football, and take home items not available anywhere else. Nearly $29,000 has been raised by the first two auctions, and all proceeds from these fundraisers will be put directly toward the funding of the multi-pur- pose room that will be added to the football com- plex. If you would like to attend, submit a check (made payable to the University of Maryland Foundation) to the football office (MGN Auction, Byrd Stadium, Football Complex, College Park, MD 20742) no later than Friday, March 31. To see a list of items that have been donated to date, check the University of Maryland's athletic department Web site, www.umterps.com and check under the football section. For more information, call 314-7095- Match 7, 200O Outlook 7 Journalism Launches Fellowship Program for Family Journalists The College of Journalism is launching a new national fel- lowship program for journalists who cover child and family policy issues. Funding will come from a $700,000 grant from the New York-based Foundation for Child Development. The two-grant supports a variety of competitive fellow- ships for U.S. print and broad- cast journalists. Professional journalists will be able to take leave from their jobs and undertake major research pro- jects leading to stories on pub- lic policy issues affecting fami- lies and disadvantaged chil- dren. Professional journalists will be able to take leave from their jobs and undertake major research projects leading to stories on public policy issues affecting families and disadvantaged children. The new Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy will be offered in six-month, three-month and one week durations. Fellowships include stipends to the journalists, who remain at their home locations while doing research and traveling to the University of Maryland periodically for workshops, briefings and field trips. The fel- lowship office will operate on campus through the College of Leveraging Corporate Knowledge The Robert H. Smith School of Business invites you to an IMC Leveraging Corporate Knowledge Seminar, "Practical Issues in Data-Driven Knowledge Discovery" Wednesday, March 8, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Room 1412 Van Munching Hall. Vasant Dhar, associate professor, Stern School of Business, NYU, will talk about alternative artificial intelligence technolo- gies that focus on business applications. This event is free and open to the public. You'll have a chance to meet Dhar at a reception immediately following the seminar. If you have questions, or to RSVP, contact Ding-Lynn Lundgren at 405-2299 or by e-mail at dlundgre@rhsmith,umd.edu. Journalism, The first fellows are expected to begin work on their projects in September. Carol Guensburg, a Washington bureau reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and an assistant editor at American Journalism Review, has been appointed full-time director of the fellow- ship program. As a reporter and editor, she has handled a wide range of stories related to fami- ly and children issues, covering topics like nutrition as it affects growth and develop- ment of children; foster care and adoption policies; child- support scofflaws; DNA testing for paternity; and modern par- enting approaches. "We think over time this pro- gram can have a real impact in connecting journalists to the best policy, practice and research on child and family policy issues,™ says Reese Cleghorn, dean of the college. Skill-building sessions when the fellows come to campus as a group will be provided by the college's Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families, a separate operating pro- gram funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore. Briefings will feature key researchers and educators from the School of Public Affairs and the departments of sociology, fami- ly studies and human develop- ment, as well as Washington, D.C.-area resources. Special mentoring for the fellows will be provided by faculty mem- bers of the College of Journalism and executive staff members of the Casey Journalism Center. Lucky Lady Wins Lunch for a Bunch Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? Last week more than 30 people in Symons Hall were treated to a complimentary lunch, thanks to Oldies 100 radio station WBIG and the luck of Ruth Flynn, executive administrative assistant at the Agriculture Experiment Station. Flynn (pictured below), who listens to the radio station In her car going to and from work, entered the Agriculture Experiment Station In "The Big Brunch" contest through the station's Web site a few months ago. Last Thursday morning Flynn was called live on the air by Oldies 100 personality Kathy Whiteside, notifying her that the office was cho- sen for the free lunch. "I was caught by surprise," says Flynn who was called by a number of people on and off campus who heard her on the radio. "This is the only thing I've ever won." Last Friday dozens of people were treated to overstuffed dell sandwiches, soft drinks and all the fixings, courtesy of Gepetto Caterers, who set up the spread in the halls of Symons Hall. Apprehensive about having her lucky streak end, Flynn has her eye on more fortuitous ventures. She says she may go out and buy a lottery ticket or try her hand at "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." 8 Outlook March 7, 2000 WIG Out A brown bag lunch and organiza- tional meeting of the Web Interest Group (WIG) takes place Tuesday, March 7, from noon to 1 :30 p.m. in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall.WIG is intended to serve as a forum for informa- tion exchange, resource sharing, exploration of new technology and coordina- tion of campus web initia- tives; Server administrators, site managers, designers, developers and content providers are invitfed to attend. Register at www.oit.urod. edu/ web/Wig. For further information contact Lida Larsen, 405-2936, or lida firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, March 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 0109 Hombake Library. He will address the current state of American intelligence as an IS busi- ness, survey new technology tools and processes, and present a view of Arthur Popper, Stephen Graham, Frederick Suppe and Linda Mabbs. Honor Review Faculty The Student Honor Council is in need of faculty to sit on honor reviews. University policy requires that two faculty members be selected to serve on each Honor Review conduct- ed by the Student Honor Council. Honor reviews usually take about two to three hours each and begin around 4 p.m. Honor boards consist of a student presiding officer who guides the process, three students and two facul- ty members. Board members are expected to hear and consider the evidence and testimony presented, to representativcValarie Blackwell, now has "office hours" every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campus per- sonnel can visit Blackwell at the SUI showroom, located in the Physical Distribution Center, Bldg. 383, off Paint Branch Parkway. You are invited to visit Valarie if you have any ques- tions about ordering SUI furniture or other SUI products and services. Valerie can be reached by phone dur- ing her campus office hours at 405- 365 5. The rest of the week, call Valarie at 4 10-540-5463, or email her at black- email@example.com. For further information about SUI or the university's master contract, contact Mary Ami Zimmerman at 405- 5818 or mzimmer® p urchase . umd .edu City- University Partnership Presents Home Ownership Fair The College Park City-University Partnership is sponsoring a Home Ownership Fair Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m .to Global Trading Discussions Two sessions remain of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs' three round- table discussions titled "China, the U.S. and the Global Trading System: Long Term Promises, Progress and Problems."These open dis- cussions with students, staff, faculty and invited speakers focus on major economic sectors in China, the U.S., and the global trading sys- tem that will undergo trans- formation in the next decade. The goal of the roundta- bles is deciding how best to imple- ment new economic relationships in selected industries. Major sectors to be involved include agriculture, nutri- tion, health, life sciences, financial ser- vices, telecommunications and infor- mation. The two remaining sessions will be held March 9 (from 3-5 p.m. in Room 0101 Taliaferro Hall) and March 16 (from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 0108 Marie Mount Hall). Plan to attend one or more of these to share your ideas. Feel free to bring your bag lunch. Call 405-02 1 3, fax 405-02 1 9, or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org to place your reservation or for more informa- tion. 21st Century Intelligence Visiting professor Lee Strickland, a career intelligence officer and a mem- ber of the Senior Intelligence Service since 1986, discusses "Intelligence in the 21st Century: An Essential Information Services Business" 2 p.m. at the Paint Branch Elementary School, 5101 Pierce Avenue in the Lakeland area of College Park. Free consultations with architects, building contractors and mortgage experts will be offered, along with door prizes, free food and refreshments. The partnership is a new, local non-profit development corporation sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland and the City of College Park. The partnership is actively involved in various housing and development initiatives targeted to meet the needs of both the University of Maryland and the College Park community. The partnership is actively promoting the live Near Your Work Grant Program for univer- sity employees. This special program allows a $3,000 grant for down payment or closing costs on any single family dwelling in College Park that is a primary residence. For additional information, call Roberto De Necochea at the Partnership Office at 405- 7972. how an evolved Intelligence Community could respond to a bio- logical terrorism threat circa 2010. For more information contact Bruce Dearstyne, College of Library and Information Services, at 405-2001 or email@example.com, or call the college's Student Services Office at 405-2038. Musical Collaboration Professor Linda Mabbs, of the School of Music, presents her Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture, "Britten andAuden: Collaborators in Song," Friday, March 10, from 2-3 p.m. in Ulrich Recital HalI,Tawes Fme Arts Center. A recep- tion follows the lecture. The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Awards, conferred annually by the Provost, honor faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in both scholarship and teaching. This year's honorees are John Benedetto, Jordan Goodman, decide guih or innocence for charges of academic dishonesty and deter- mine a penalty, if necessary. If you are interested in serving on an honor review or would like more information, contact Leah Howell, assistant director of student discipline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-8206. Equity Conference April 4 The 12th annual Equity Conference takes place 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 this month. For more information, contact Tammy Paolino at 405-5801. Office Hours at the Campus Showroom The State Use Industries (SUI) sales Rethinking the Popular Nationally renowned scholars from the discipline of English literature will gather March 1 1 for "Rethinking the Popular in Early Modern England: A Symposium." from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Special Events Room of McKeldin Library. This symposium answers several large ques- tions by focusing on the experience of democratic impulses in a historically specific moment, that of the English Renaissance. Speakers will address how English Renaissance litera- ture gives a window through which to glimpse moments of past popular struggle and to explore the experiences of oppressed groups within a hierarchy. " Understanding Shakespeare's Politics: Henry TV from the Playhouse Yard," "How Popular was Elizabethan Morality Drama?""The Monster Called Munster," and "From Low to High: Leveller to Tory Feminisms," are just a few of the topics addressed. A round- table discussion concludes the sym- posium. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, con- tact the organizers of the symposium, David Norbrook (dn44@umaif . umd.edu) and Sharon Achinstein (email@example.com) of the English department. For a full program, see the Web site at: inform.umd.edu/CRBS/ programs/one_times/popular. html.