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Outlook 



Lily a in Concert, 



The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 22 • March 14, 2000 




Spring sprung early last week, bringing record high temperatures to the area. College 
Park hit upwards of 80 degrees last Wednesday and Thursday. The unseasonably warm 
weather drew lots of sunbathing students to The Mall along with their dogs. While 
many students played frlsbee, or tossed around a baseball, others were happy to sim- 
ply hang out or read between classes, and enjoy this tease of summer. 



Brody Forum Debates Availability of 
Parochial School Vouchers 



Clint Bollck 



Vice President of the 
Institute for Justice Clint 
Bolide squares off 
against Nadine 
Strossen, president of 
the American Civil 
Liberties Union, as 
they debate whether 
"Vouchers Should be 
Available for Parochial 
School Education." 

The presentation 
takes place Sunday, 
March 26, when the School of 
Public Affairs hosts the 
Norman and Florence Brody 
Family Foundation Public 
Policy Forum at 7 p.m. in the 
Colony Ballroom of Stamp 
Student Union. 

Bolick, the Institute's direc- 
tor of litigation, co-founded the 
Institute for Justice to engage 
in constitutional litigation pro- 
tecting individual liberties and 
challenging the regulatory wel- 
fare state. He leads the nation- 
wide litigation effort to defend 
school choice programs. Last 
year, he won a landmark ruling 
in Jackson v. Benson in the 
Wisconsin Supreme Court, 
upholding the lower court rul- 
ing that the Milwaukee Paren- 




tal Choice Program is constitu- 
tional. Bolick also successfully 
defended school 
choice programs 
before the state 
supreme courts of 
Arizona and Ohio, 
and is currently 
defending choice 
programs in Florida 
and Illinois from 
legal challenge. 



Nadine Strossen, a 
professor of law at 
New York Law School, 
has written, lectured 
and practiced exten- 
sively in the areas of 
constitutional law, 
civil liberties and 
international human 
rights. In 1991 she 
was elected President 
of the American Civil Liberties 
Union, the first woman to head 
the nation's largest and oldest 
civil liberties organization. 
Since becoming ACLU presi- 
dent, Strossen has given more 
than 200 public presentations 
a year before diverse audi- 
ences, speaking at approxi- 
mately 500 campuses and sev- 




Nadine Strossen 



era! foreign countries. 

The Brody Forum was estab- 
lished in 1995 through a gener- 
ous gift to the university of 
Maryland by Norman and 
Florence Brody.The Brodys 
have long been supporters of 
the university, endowing two 
scholarships and participating 
in numerous University activi- 
ties. In recent years, the School 
of Public Affairs and the Brody 
Forum have hosted a 
speech by Colin 
Powell and a round- 
table discussion with 
Leah Rabin and Jclian 
Sedat. Other debate 
topics have included 
international terror- 
ism, campaign 
finance reform, the 
future of American 
Jewry, racial prefer- 
ences in affirmative action, pri- 
vatizing social security and pri- 
vacy in modern society. 

The event is free, but tickets 
are required. Call the School of 
Public Affairs at 405-6330 for 
tickets by March 21 , 




Large or Small, Gifts to 

Faculty and Staff Campaign 

Make a Difference 



It may be campaign season, but not all campaigns are 
about empty promises and negative advertising. At the 
University of Maryland, the Faculty and Staff Campaign is all 
about doing good. 

Many faculty and staff have already made contributions 
that are enhancing the university in numerous ways. 
Programs on campus such as the Faculty/Staff Assistance 
Program Emergency Loan Fund, Center for Young Children, 
Wellness Center, Pride of 
Maryland Solar-Powered 
Car Fund and Alumni 
Center Fund all have wel- 
comed contributions. In 
addition, gifts have been 
made to athletics programs 
such as women's and 
men's basketball, women's 
and men's golf and the 
Terrapin Club. 

Campus fundraisers say 
no contribution is too 
small. "All gifts, regardless 
of the amount, go a long 
way to benefit programs 
and projects on campus," 
says Don Souhrada, an 
assistant director of devel- 
opment, who also is volun- 
tarily chairing University 
Relations' portion of the 
Faculty and Staff 
Campaign. 

During the most recent 
Maryland Charities Campaign, the university received nearly 
$3,000 in contributions, according to Claire Wyrsch, assistant 
director of annual giving programs. In addition, gifts and 
pledges have been made to the President's Enhancement 
Fund and the Dean's Discretionary Funds in many of the col- 
leges. 

New this year are two funds and one scholarship.The 
Police Department Fund and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 
Transgender (LGBT) Equity Fund were established this year, 
as was the Delores Mulligan Scholarship Endowment. 

For more than 30 years, LGBT and allied students have 
organized on campus, says Luke Jensen, coordinator of les- 
bian, gay, bisexual and transgender equity. "These students 
have struggled against formidable odds to make significant 
contributions toward the civil rights of all people, especially 
sexual minorities,'' Jensen says. "Alumni, staff, faculty and 
friends created this fund to provide tangible support and vis- 
ibility to these exceptional students." 

The LGBT Equity Fund already has received $1,500 in 
pledges this year. "We want to get to the $10,000 level to 
make it endowed," says Jensen 

The scholarship fund will not limit its awards to LBGT stu- 
dents, says Jensen. Rather, it will recognize and support stu- 
dents who promote civil rights by working to prevent dis- 
crimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender 
identity. 

Jensen says the purpose of the scholarship is to create a 
more positive environment for LGBT students, many of 



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s" Bach's cantatas arc a special kind of music... the work of 
a composer doing what comes most naturally to him, 
what no other composer has ever done better. "When they 
are performed properly., .the experience is unforgettable. 
Besides verbal clarity and emotional depth, the arias 
require a vocal agility that is expected from (Linda) 
Mabbs, becomes very gratifying in (Bryce) Westervelt and 
provokes amazement when heard in a voice as big and 
low-pitched as (Francois) Loup's.. .Perfection docs not 
exist in musical performances or in any other human 
endeavor. But this program came very close." — The 
Washington Post reviews "A Bacb Tribute" performed by 
faculty members and students from the School of Music. 
(March 8) 

"Everyone keeps looking to Harvard and Stanford, but 
there are some very, very fine schools here in the 
Washington area. The University of Maryland is making a 
real effort in that regard with its entrepreneurship pro- 
grams. 1 — Mark Heeseti, president of the National 
Venture Capital Association, commenting on tbe 
region's strengths as bub for venture capitalists. 
(Washington Business Journal, March 3-9) 

"The future wealth, health and climate of our nation 
depends on increased, not diminished opportunities for 
diverse interactions for our students." Jeffrey Milem, assis- 
tant professor of education, commenting on findings in a 
report he coauthored for the American Council On 
Education that pointed to benefits for students, universities 
and society in having a multi-cultural student body. — The 
"Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education" is 
issued annually, (Black Issues In Higher Education. 
March 2) 

"...if criminologists want to know what really goes on, 
they will have to come out and work with the police. 
'Strap it on, baby, and let's see you get out here and do it. 
If they want to come and talk about stuff after that, rock 
and roll." " — Tbe commander of the criminal investiga- 
tion division of tbe Prince George's County police 
department, giving sbort-sbrift to a report authored on 
campus. (Capital News Service, March 8} 

"I told Bill (Destlcr) I didn't want to rust donate money. I 
wanted to work on something I felt passionate about that 
other people weren't already doing," —Brian Hinman, 
whose SI. 7 million gift created tbe Hinman Campus 
Entrepreneurship Opportunities Program. Vice president 
for research William Destler worked with Hinman to 
create tbe nation's first campus living-learning entrepre- 
neurship program. (Baltimore Sun, March 7) 

"While (Delegate Nancy) Kopp has questioned how the 
state could afford to give such a targe subsidy to the 
(Comcast Center) stadium (Senator Mike) Miller said he 
can hold up funding for Montgomery County projects if 
she tries to trim tbe state contribution to the arena.T 
might foresee problems with district courts in 
Montgomery County or redevelopment of Wheaton.' " 
— State Senate President Mike Miller's reaction to 
Delegate Nancy Kopp's questioning of appropriations 
for the Comcast Center. (College Park Gazette, March 2) 



Large or Small, Gifts to Faculty and Staff 
Campaign Make a Difference 



continued from page I 

whom encounter great disadvantages as they 
become contributing citizens. 

Only two months old, the Police Department 
Fund is designed to assist students who work for 
the police department. According to Master patrol 
officer Carolyn Consoli, some 130 students work 
as police aides, serving as police escorts on cam- 
pus, assisting with the parking for games and spe- 
cial events and providing security for the 
University Book Center and the Elkins Building 
just off campus. 

"The police aides do a lot of work for us, but 
often don't get the extra recognition they 
deserve," says Consoli. "They're the eyes and ears 
of campus, and having these funds will give us a 
chance to help them and say 'You're appreciated 
here." 

The criteria for awarding the gifts has yet to be 
established since it is still new. So far, 56 people 
from the department have contributed to the 
fund. 

When Delores Mulligan retired last December, 
the Individual Studies Program (TVSP) was look- 
ing for a way to honor the beloved adviser who 



had given so much of herself to the program. So 
they created the Delores Mulligan Scholarship 
Endowment. LisaTenley, IV5P coordinator, says 
the scholarship fund was the perfect solution. 

"Delores was one of the people who was real- 
ly loved on campus. She truly gave of herself to 
this program nd the students," says Tenley. "Now 
we can help our students, who create their own 
majors, and honor a special person at the same 
time." 

Like the other new funds, the Mulligan 
Scholarship is still in the Initial fundraising stage 
When the scholarships are awarded, they will go 
strictly to student academic activities, "Some peo- 
ple are worried that if they give to a fund, it may 
go toward the purchase of a copier or to the 
office, but this money will go direcdy to stu- 
dents," says Tenley, 

The list of programs,projects, scholarships and 
funds to which faculty and staff can make contri- 
butions is lengthy, and the campaign welcomes 
one-time contributions as well as gifts made 
through payroll deduction. 

For more Information about the Faculty and 
Staff Campaign and how you can make a differ- 
ence through your contribution, call 405*8073. 






Investor's Group Meeting March 15 

Street. corns Gary Smith Provides Interactive Stock Analysis 

Gary Smith, contributing editor for "TheStreet.com" is the featured speaker at the Wednesday, 
Marchl5 noon meeting of the Investor's Group in room 4100D of McKeldin library. 
Smith, a graduate of Duke University with a master's degree in busi- 
ness administration from Lehigh University, will preside over 
an Interactive analysis of individual stocks. 

Smith, a former writer for Sports Illustrated, spent 16 years 
at IBM in sales, marketing and consulting. He now writes five 
columns a week as a contributing editor for "TheStreet.com," an 
online investment analysis newsletter, and appears weekly on 
"The Street.com" on Fox News. 

Smith will ask audience members to provide names of stocks 
and, using a database/charting program, look backward at various 
investments. He will share "historical" trends on individual stocks 
as well as their evaluations. 

The meeting is free and open to everyone, and is designed to 
provide a quality program of practical financial education. Smith 
promises an interactive, entertaining and informative session. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and the Office of Continuing and Extended Education, 
the highly popular Investor's Group has a membership of more than 300 faculty staff, students and 
community friends.The next meeting of the Investor's Group is scheduled for April 19. 




Digital Dialogues 



"Visual Culture and theWeb:Triumph or 
Tribulations?" is the subject of the Digital 
Dialogues brown bag roundtable discussion 
Tuesday, March 14, from 12.30 to 2 p.m. At 
McKeldin Library's MITH (2nd floor, follow 
signs). Presenters include Sharon Gerstel, assistant 
professor, art history; Terry Gips, associate profes- 
sor, art; Matthew Kirschenbaum, assistant profes- 
sor of English, University of Kentucky; Salty 
Promey, associate professor, art history; and Mary 
Corbin Sies, associate professor/American studies. 

Digital Dialogues is a scries of brown bag 
events designed for faculty, graduate students and 
staff interested in exploring issues surrounding 
the intersections between humanities research, 



teaching and new technologies. It is sponsored by 
the Mini-Center for Teaching Interdisciplinary 
Studies of Culture and 
Society, department 
of American studies, 
The Maryland 
Institute for 
Technology in the 
Humanities, and The 
College of Arts and 
Humanities Academic 
Computing Services 
For more informa- 
tion, visit the Digital 
Dialogues Website at: 
otal.umd.edu/ 
amst/inini-center/dd/ 



Correction 

The March 7 issue of 
Outlook featured a 
brief item on page 8 
regarding the College 
Park City-University 
Partnership, The phone 
number listed was 
incorrect. The correct 
number for the partner- 
ship is 405-7952. 



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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 20742 .Tele phone (301) 4054629; 
e-maii outlook#accmall.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.lnform.umd.edu/outlook/ 













Your Guide to University Events 
March 14-24 



March 14 






4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Surface 
Growth and Fluid Turbulence: 
Intermittent Interfaces," Sankar Das 
Sitnna. University of Maryland. 1410 
Physics Bldg. 

12:30 p.m. MITH Lecture: "Visual 
Culture and the WehTriumph or 
Tribulations?" a brown bag round- 
table discussion, part of the Digital 
Dialogues Series. Presenters include 
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Sally 
Promey and Mary Sies. 2M100E 
McKeldin Library. 

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. info rm.umd . edu/PT.* 

8-10 "Mariu Carrera (Argentina), 
Theater of the Disappeared." Ulrich 
Recital Hall. 



March 15 



Noon: Research & Development 
Presentation: "The Mission of the 
Center for Young Children: 
Education. Training and Research," 
Francine Favretto, director of the 
Center for Young Children. 01 14 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 

'■ 

3 p.m. Math Lecture: "Time Stepping 
in Parabolic Problems, 
Approximation of Analytic 
Semigroups," 3206 Math Bldg. 
www.math umd.edu/dept/ 
seminars/nas 

4 p.m. Astronomy Lecture: The Top 
and Bottoms of Galactic Mass 
Function from Gravitational 
Mkrrolensing Observations,™ David 
Bennett, Notre Dame University. 
2400 Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. 

69 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to 
Microsoft Excel ," introduces spread- 
sheet basics of how to: enter values 
and text, create formulas, understand 
cell addressing in absolute and rela- 
tive modes, use pre-built functions, 
link between data, autosave 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 pm. Writer's Here and Now 
Reading: Featuring Marvin Bell, 
author of "Ardor" and Sydney Lea, 
author of "Pursuit of a Wound ."A 
book signing will follow the read- 



ings. Special Events Room, fourth 
floor, McKeldin Library. 5-3820. 

9:30 pjn. "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/semi- 

nars/nas. 

3:30 p.m. Math Lecture: "A Parallel 
Method for Tune-Discretization of 
Parabolic Problems," 3206 Math Bldg. 
www. math . umd. edu/dept/, 

seminars/nas. 

4:30 p.m. Workshop: "Navigating 
WebCI7 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.inform.umd . edu/PT* 

5:30-7:30 p.m. Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs Roundtable: "China, 
U.S. and the Glottal Trading System: 
Long Term Promises, Progress and 
Problems." 0101 Taliaferro HalL 
Registration required. 5-0213. 

7:30 p.m. Wotkshop:" Physics is 
Phun" 1412 Physics Bldg. Hands-on 
experiments about color, the origin 
of color, color mixing and color 
vision Richard Berg, 5-5994, 
reberg@physics.umd.edu or 
www. physics. 

umd.edu/deptlnfb/facilities/ lee- 
dem/phph.htm. 

7:30 p.m. "Sleepy Hollow* 1240 
Biology - Psychology Bldg,* 

10 p.m. "Next Friday." 1240 Biology - 
Psychology Bldg.* 



March 17 



7:30 p.m. Workshop: "Physics is 
Phun," 1412 Physics Bldg Handson 
experiments about color, the origin 
of color, color mixing and color 
vision Richard Berg, 5-5994, 
reberg@physics.umd.edu or 
www.physics. 

umd.edu/deptinfo/faclllrjes/ lec- 
dem/phph.htm. 




The Concert Society at 
Maryland presents pianist 
Lilya Zilberstein, Saturday, 
March 18 at 8 p.m at 
University College's Inn 
and Conference Center. 

Zilberstein 's perfor- 
mance marks the second 
in a series of performances 
designed to celebrate the 
300th anniversary of the 
invention of the piano. 
Also scheduled to perform 
this season are Ruth 
Laredo (Apr. 7) and Andre 
Watts (April 24). r 

Known for her dazzling 
technique and powerful 
interpretations, Moscow- 
born Lilya Zilberstein has 
emerged as one of the 
most exciting pianists of 
her generation. "She is a 
fabulously gifted artist," the 
St Louis Dispatch has com- 
mented. Of her perfor- 
mance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 
2, the Dispatch added, "From the opening solo 
chords, she got right to the heart of the dark, 
lyrical heart of this concerto. Some sections 
near the end were so powerful she nearly lift- 
ed herself from the bench." 

Since winning the first prize in the 1987 
Busoni International Piano Competition, 
Zilberstein has captivated audiences far and 
wide, appearing with such renowned orches- 
tras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London 
Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Belgian 
National Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, 
and the Chicago Symphony under conductor 
James Levinc- 

In addition to her concert appearances, 



Lilya Zilberstein 



Zilberstein has made numerous recordings for 
the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label; 
these include the Rachmaninoff Concetti Nos. 
2 and 3, the Grieg Concerto, and solo works 
by Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, 
Liszt, Schubert, and Brahms. 

Preceding the performance, Donald 
Manildi, curator of the International Piano 
Archives at 'Maryland, will offer a free lec- 
ture/demonstration on great pianist ic tradi- 
tions from 6:30-7:30 p.m.s 

Tickets for the event are $18 regular, 
$15.50 seniors, $5 full-time students with l.D. 
There Is free admission to pre-concert pro- 
gram with purchase of ticket. For tickets call 
301405-7847. 



Argentine Actress and Playwright Mariu Carrera to 
Present Free Performance of One-Woman Play 



Mariu Carrera, Argentine actress, playwright, 
founder and director of the People's Theater of 
Mendoza, will perform her one-woman play 
"Stuck to Life" at Ulrich Recital Hall inTawes 
Fine Arts Building on Tuesday, March 14 at 8 
p.m. The performance is free and open to the 
public. , 

Carrera visited the university in the fall of 
1996 when she presented "Stuck to Life" as part 
of the international conference on "Gender and 
the Musics of Death "The powerful and provoca- 
tive stories in her drama reflect the tragedy of. 
Argentina's military stranglehold In the 1970s 
and 1980s, a period in which thousands of peo- 
ple disappeared. The victims of this 'Dirty War,' 
as it is now called, included Carrera 's husband, 
brother and pregnant sister-in-law. From that 
time on, her work has focused on dram as a way 
of exposing this madness and healing the 
wounds caused by It. 

Ironically, Carrera's journey to the United 
States was marred and haunted by repercus- 
sions from those violent years of dictatorship. 
Her second husband, actor/director/psycholo- 
gist Pablo Seydell, was arrested by U.S. 
Immig ration in Miami when he tried to join 
Carrera for their performance at University 
College in 1996. Seydell was tortured and 
imprisoned in Argentina for seven years during 



the 'Dirty War.' Although he had been granted a 
full pardon by President Menem, Seydell was 
still on an international list of subversives who 
could not enter the states. Carrera subsequently 
performed without her husband/director the 
very day the incident had taken place in Miami. 

"Stuck to, Life" is one of two Carrera one- 
woman plays on the "theater of the oppressed." 
The play is featured as part of a graduate semi- 
nar on "Ethnomusicology and Performance 
Studies," taught by the School of Music's 
Carolina Robertson. Carrera will also offer drama 
workshops in the Latino community. 

For more information on the workshops, call 
Joanna Percore at 405-0383. For more informa- 
tion on Carrera's performance, call Ken 
Schweitzer at 405-1850. 



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 aster- 
isk (*). Calendar information for Outlook is com- 
piled from a combination of InforM's master cal- 
endar and submissions to the Outlook office. To 
reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or email 
to outlook@accmatl.Lirnd.edu. 









4 Outlook March 14,2000 



for your 
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Connection Clout 

There's a new way to support the 
efforts of the university by sharing 
your experiences and wisdom with 
current students. Terp Network is a 
Web-based database featuring contact 
information for University of Maryland 
faculty, staff, parents, alumni and 
friends who are interested in providing 
career advice to current UM students. 
Students will search Terp Network to 
identify a volunteer and then contact 
the volunteer directly for information 
and advice.The time commitment is 
minimal, and you control how much 
you participate. 

Members of the university commu- 
nity are encouraged to share their 
expertise to help guide students 
towards successful careers in higher 
education and elsewhere.To partici- 
pate, complete the online volunteer 
form at www.CareerCenter.umd.edu 
and click on the Terp Network icon. 

For more information, contact 
Michelle Saiob at the Career Center, 
msalob@ds9.umcLedu or 405-0598. 

Strategic Deadline 

The Strategic Plan Committee 
requests your input on the Plan Draft. 
Visit www.inform.umd.edu/plancom- 
ments for the plan and instructions. 
Input from individuals and groups by 
March 17 is requested. Senate review is 
anticipated by April 24, after incorpo- 
rating comments. 

New Book Center Entrance 

As part of the ongoing Stamp 
Student Union Renovation Project, 
there is a new entrance to the 
University Book Center at the octago- 
nal tower entry and stairs located on 
the northeast corner of the Student 
Union. 

The University Book Center is now 
accessible directly from the east side of 
the Stamp Student Union between the 
Union and the Nyumburu Center. An 
approved wheelchair and handicapped 
accessible lift has been installed from 
the Campus Drive plaza area to the 
University Book Center front doors. A 
service bell has also been installed for 
customers who need assistance with 
the wheelchair lift. 

Access to the Book Center for the 
next few months will be from directly 
outside of the Student Union.There is 
no longer an indoor passage to the 
Book Center until Phase 1 of the reno- 
vation project is completed later this 
year. 

Union administrators apologize for 
any inconvenience as they continue 
with the renovation to create a Better 
Union for More People (B.U.M,R).Your 
understanding and cooperation is 
appreciated. 

For additional information, contact 
Steve Gnadt, associate director, Stamp 



Student Union at 314-8490 or Stan 
Lohman, Book Center manager at 314- 
0415. 

April Volunteers 

Each year in celebration of April 
Volunteer Month, Community Service 
Programs puts together a calendar of 
community service events sponsored 
by campus departments and organiza- 
tions. This calendar will be circulated 
widely on campus. 

If you are planning a community ser- 
vice (or related) event in April and 
would like for It to be included in the 
April Volunteer Month calendar, please 
e-mail the information to Megan 
Cooperman (msussman@accmail. 
umd.edu). 



McNair 2000 National Research 

Conference 

'Achieving Scholarship, Leadership 
and Excellence in the 21st Century" is 
the subject of the University of 
Maryland-McNair 2000 National 
Research Conference for undergradu- 
ates, March 16-19 at the University 
College Inn and Conference Center. 
Undergraduate students from the 
University of Maryland and around the 
country will share research with other 
students, discuss their academic pro- 
files with various university representa- 
tives, and meet with graduate school 
faculty. 

Also included is a pre-conference 
professional development symposium 
for educators, March 16, featuring 
Vincent Tinto's (professor of education 
at Syracuse University) talk on 
"Retaining and Nurturing 
Undergraduates to Pursue Research 
and Professorship in Higher 
Education "The cost of the pre-confer- 
ence is $50. 

The McNair 2000 Conference is 
sponsored by Academic Achievement 
Programs. For more information, call 



St. Patricks Day Lunch Buffet 



Come join your fellow faculty, staff and students for a St. Patrick's Day 
Lunch Buffet Friday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the 
Rossborough Inn. You'll feast on a buffet that includes Irish Lamb Stew, 
Shepherds Pie, Irish Salmon, Spinach Casserole, Corned Beef and Cabbage, 
Roasted Potatoes, Irish Soda Bread and more. 

A variety of scrumptious desserts will be on the buf- 
fet along with Irish Coffee Cheesecake. The cost is 
$12.75 per person + gratuity, and coffee and hot tea are 
included. 

Seating will be available outside in the courtyard 
(weather permitting) the Carriage House and The Main 
House. 

Call 314-8013 early for reservations. 



* * 



For more information, contact 
Cooperman at 405-0741. 

Woman of the Year 

Sally Koblinsky, chair of the family 
studies department, has been selected 
to receive the President's Commission 
on Women's Issues' 2000 Outstanding 
Woman of the Year award. Please join 
President Mote and the Women's 
Commission in honoring Koblinsky on 
Wednesday, March 29, in the Colony 
Ballroom of the Student Union, from 4 
to 7 p.m. 

Winterterm Abroad 

Faculty and students involved in the 
10 Winterterm abroad programs this 
year found them very intense and 
rewarding educational experiences. As 
publicity for next year's programs 
begins this semester, the study abroad 
office would like all proposals for next 
year to be submitted by March 31. This 
will allow time to plan logistics and 
budgets, obtain academic approvals 
and promote programs. 

Faculty interested in developing a 
Winterterm study abroad program 
should contact Rick Weaver at 314- 
7747 or via email (rweaver@deans. 
umd.edu) as soon as possible. 



405-4736 or email McNairlnfor® 
umail.umd.edu. 

Hate Crimes Summit 2000 

The State of Maryland's Hate Crimes 
Summit 2000 takes place April 13, from 
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Stamp 
Student Union. The cost is $20 per per- 
son and includes morning refresh- 
ments, lunch, handout materials and 
parking. Make checks payable to 
COVE. 

To register contact Kevin McDonald 
at 405-2893 or kml55@umail.umd.edu 
for a registration form. Fill out and mail 
the registration form by April 7, 2000 
to: Steven Hess, U.S. Attorney's Office, 
D/MD 101 W Lombard Street-Room 
6625, Baltimore, Maryland, 21 201-2692. 

This event is sponsored by U.S. 
Attorney Lynne Battaglia, the Coalition 
Opposed to Violence & Extremism 
(COVE), Maryland Human Relations 
Commission, National Coalition 
Building Institute, Baltimore/Howard 
County Chapter, Maryland Association 
of Human Rights Agencies, and 
University of Maryland Human 
Relations Programs. 

An Evening of South African 
Stories 

"Learning, Living and Leading 
Forgiveness: An Evening of South 



African Stories" takes place Tuesday, 
March 28, beginning at 5 p.m., inTyser 
Auditorium, Van Munching 1 1 sill. 

The first part of the evening fea- 
tures a public leadership award presen- 
tation and dialogue with Peter and 
Linda Biehl, founders of the Amy Biehl 
Trust. The Biehls began the trust in 
response to their daughter Amy's death 
in August 1993. Amy was helping devel- 
op voter education programs in South 
Africa as part of a Fulbright scholar- 
ship when she was attacked in her car 
and killed after driving friends to their 
homes in Guguletu township. The 
Biehls continue Amy's work by devel- 
oping township youth programs and 
community development projects to 
improve living conditions in some of 
South Africa's most impoverished 
areas. 

Later in the evening, from 8 to 9:30 
p.m., there will be a sneak preview of 
"Long Night's Journey into Day," a doc- 
umentary capturing four dramatically 
different cases that came before 
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliadon 
Commission, including Amy Biehl s. The 
documentary was the winner of the 
Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary 
at the Sundance Film Festival 2000. 

The event is sponsored by the 
James MacGregor Burns Academy of 
Leadership in conjunction with the 
Committee on Africa and the Americas. 
For more information or to become a 
cosponsor, contact Mary Henn- 
Lecordier at 405-8282 or mary@acade- 
my.umd.edu. 

Noted Author Jonathan Kozol to 
Discuss Children and the 
Obligations of the Nations 
Schools 

Jonathan Kozol discusses "The 
Hearts of Our Children and the 
Obligations of Our Nation's Schools," 
Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 6 
p.m. in Memorial Chapel. A reception 
and book signing, in the Maryland 
Room of Marie Mount Hall, follow 
Kozol 's talk. 

Kozol brought the plight of the truly 
disadvantaged children of America's 
inner cities to public attention in 1967 
with the publication of "Death at an 
Early Age." in the face of today's public 
consciousness, self-satisfied with mater- 
ial economic growth, Kozol continues 
to serve as a conscience to America's 
parents, educators and policymakers. 
He tests our moral sensibilities with 
books that powerfully reveal life at 
society's margins. 

Kozol's recent books include 
"Rachel and Her Children: Homeless 
Families in America"; "Savage 
Inequalities: Children in America's 
Schools"; "Amazing Grace:The Lives of 
Children and the Conscience of a 
Nation"; and the forthcoming 
"Ordinary Resurrections: Children in 
the Years of Hope". 

Kozol's talk is part of the Diversity 
and Community in American Life 
Colloquium sponsored by the College 
of Education's Center for Education 
Policy and Leadership. For additional 
information, contact Steven Selden at 
ss22@umail.umd.edu.