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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 outlook@accrriall.umd.edu; 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 mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu. 
Reservations are required. 

Information also is available on the Web at: 
www. rhsmith. umd . edu. 



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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, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 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. 
bgilhool@wam.umd.ed 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, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 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, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 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, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 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, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 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 



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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 




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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 
m24@umail.umd.edu, or Sally Koblinsky 
at 405-6972 or sk38@umail.umd.edu. 
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 kschwei@wam.umd.edu. 

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, ss22@umail.umd.edu, 

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 
jfl56@umail.umd.edu 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 larsen@umail.umd.edu. 



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- 
wva@nsl.dpscs.state.md.us. 

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 rml65@umail.umd.edu 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 bd58@umail.umd.edu, 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 lhowell@oz.umd.edu 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 
(sal47@umall.umd.edu) of the 
English department. 

For a full program, see the Web site 
at: inform.umd.edu/CRBS/ 
programs/one_times/popular. html.