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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff 'Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 23 • March 28, 2000 



Now Hear This, 
page 3 

Modern Mommies 
Make Time, 

pageS 




Distinguished Alumni Honored at First Annual Awards Gala 



A black-tie gala is the backdrop as the University of 
Maryland Alumni Association honors 12 individuals 
who have earned distinction through excellence in 
their professional fields or through substantial contri- 
butions of service to the university. The April 8 event, 
which for the first time combines all of the alumni 
association awards presentations, is being held at 
University College Inn and Conference Center. A limit- 
ed number of tickets are still available. Contact Lori 
Hill at 405^672 for more information. 

Officiated by radio announcer Johnny Holliday, the 
"voice of the Terrapins," the event also features local 
"celebrity" alumni to present the awards. 
Included among the presenters are such 
well known faces as Chick Hernandez, 
sports anchor for WTTG-TV 5; Jess 
Atkinson, sports anchor for WUSA-TV 9; Eun 
Yang, a TV 9 reporter; Jane Henson, co-cre- 
ator of the 




Dru Bagwell 



Muppets; and 
Odonna 
Mathews, 
vice presi- 
dent of con- 
sumer affairs 
for Giant 
Food. 

Three 
awards will honor 
those who have 

achieved professional 

success. 



Rich Sparks 



Carly Fiorina, a 1980 MBA graduate, is receiving 
the President's Distinguished Alumnus Award, which 
honors an alumnus who has achieved national recog- 
nition in his or her professional field. Fiorina ranks 
first on Fortune magazine's list of "The 50 Most 
Powerful Women in American Business." She heads 
Hewlett Packard and was formerly 
the group president of Lucent 
Technology's Global Service 
Business Provider. 

Ranjit Dhindsa, who earned 
three degrees from the university 
in 1991,1992 
and 1995, is 
receiving the 
Distinguished 
Young Alumnus 
Award. This 
award honors a 
recent alumnus 
who has 

achieved both professional and per- 
sonal distinction. Dhindsa, a mem- 
ber of the Washington, D.C, law 
firm Arnold & Porter, works on 
prominent product liability litiga- 
tion. As president of the Maryland 
Leadership Workshops, Inc., a not- 
for-profit corporation, he also spends many hours 
each year conducting leadership-training programs for 
high school and middle school students throughout 
Maryland. 






Charles Wellford 



Carly Fiorina 



The International 
Alumnus Award, recog- 
nizing an alum who 
has achieved interna- 
tional recognition for 
excellence in his or her 

field, is being 

presented to 

the 1999 

winner 

Sooyoung 

Chang who 

earned mas- 
ter's and 

doctorate 

engineering 

degrees at Maryland in 1968 and 1971. 

Chang has been president of South Korea's 
Pohang University of Science and 

Technology since 1994. 
Four recipients will be honored for their 
outstanding service to the university. 

Stanford Berman, a 1950 graduate, is receiving 
the Ralph J.Tyser Medallion, presented to an alumnus 
who has provided unique and significant service to 
the university. A patent attorney, Berman has actively 
contributed to the university for many years. He pro- 
posed the establishment of the Engineering 
Innovation Hall of Fame, funded an endowment to 



Continued on page 7 



Team Releases Engaged Campus Report 



As a land grant institution, the University of 
Maryland has always been active in the com- 
munity. According to a team of experts, the 
next step is to become an engaged campus. 

With the support of a grant from Campus 
Compact, the team of 21 university and com- 
munity partners and representatives from the 
Office of Commuter Affairs and Community 
Service met last semester to discuss the con- 
cept of the engaged campus.Their final report 
proposed nine benchmarks to increase the 
visibility of work in the community as 'well as 
collaboration and communication between 
campus groups. 

"The university is doing a significant 
amount of partnership work with local com- 
munities, but we need to make those projects 
more visible, link them wherever possible, and 
document the lessons learned from each of 
them. If we mine that knowledge, each part- 
nership can build on the next," says Marie 
Troppe, coordinator of service learning in the 
Office of Commuter Affairs and Community 
Service. 

The Office of Commuter Affairs, headed by 
Barbara Jacoby, added its community service 
component in 1992. The goal was not only to 
initiate bonds with the community, since 
many already existed, but also to coordinate 

Continued on page 6 



Nine Benchmarks of 
an Engaged Campus 

1. Institutional Mission 

2. Internal & External Points of Access 

3. Co-Curricular Opportunities 

4. Curriculum Infusion 

5. Authentic Community Partnerships 



6. Faculty: Teaching, Research, & Service 
in the Balance 

7. Identifying, Collaborating, Capitalizing 
on Engagement 

6. Assessment & Generation of Knowledge 
Related to Engagement 

9. Administration & Resource Allocation 



Researchers Find Ways to 
Clear the Air 



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As spring approaches, it may 
be more than just pollen mak- 
ing you sneeze, cough and 
wheeze. It could be the air pol- 
lutants you breathe. 

Led by the University of 
Maryland, a team of scientists 
will study the relationship 
between fine particles in the 
air and public health.The 
Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) Supersite 
Project, as it is known, will 
take place in Baltimore. 

"Baltimore is an excellent 
site for the project because It 
is surrounded by heavy indus- 
trial and urban air pollution 
sources common to major 
northeastern port cities and 
these kinds of cities are home 
to a large part of the popula- 
tion " says chemistry professor 
and lead investigator John 
Ondov.The university will team 
with University of Maryland, 
Baltimore; University of 
Delaware; and Johns Hopkins, 
Florida International and 
Clarkson universities, under a 
four-year $3-5 million grant 



awarded by the EPA. 

The primary collection site 
is planned for South Baltimore, 
where the team will test the 
effects of industrial influence 
on air quality. They will work 
together to evaluate particles 
and determine their sources, 
such as vehicle emissions and 
industrial plants. Scientists will 
also analyze concentration lev- 
els in the particles and identify 
any potentially toxic organic 
elements that might contribute 
to cardiopulmonary health 
problems like chronic bronchi- 
tis. 

Since some epidemiological 
studies cited by the EPA have 
shown a relationship between 
particulate matter levels and a 
variety of human health prob- 
lems, public health concerns 
have increased. The goal of the 
EPA Particulate Matter 
Supersites Program is to 
address health and environ- 
mental issues related to air 
quality. 

Continued on page 3 



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"'Without it, I would be missing a lot of focused time with my 
children. This takes the pressure off and helps me say, I can be 
home with my kids and not trying to edit a manuscript at the 
same time.'* — Elizabeth Boyle-Roden. assistant professor in 
nutrition and food science, who took advantage of a Sloan 
Foundation grant designed to provide junior professors 
time witb tbeir young children. According to the Chronicle 
of Higher Education, the foundation 'hasn't been able to 
find many professors interested in taking the money." 
(March 24) 

"Being an integral part of an Olympics could be wonderful 
culturally and economically. But it could also be a nightmare 
for area residents, especially if an event of such magnitude is 
foisted on them without their input. We see several areas of 
particular concern. One is College Park, where some residents 
are already upset at the University of Maryland for plans to 
expand student housing and build a new sports arena with, in 
their view, little concern about how city residents will be 
affected. What would the impact be on the city and campus if 
the university becomes the Olympic Village?* — The Prince 
George's Journal editorializing about plans specific to the 
county regarding a Washington/Baltimore bid for the 
Olympic Games. (March 16) 

"I Ye got a report from 10 years ago that says some of the labs 
here arc the worst ever seen at any school in the country. You 
can imagine what they're like today." — Philip DeShong chair- 
man of the chemistry department, commenting on the 
news Gov. Partis Glendening had $94.2 million in his bud- 
get earmarked for construction on campus, including $23-4 
million to renovate the chemistry building. (Baltimore Sun, 
March 22) 

"It was real hard.. .but it felt great (to win). I want to go shop- 
ping." — Beltsville Academic Center student Kant 
Klingenstein, 11, who helped her school to its third consecu- 
tive victory in the Black Saga competition hosted annually 
by the university. (College Park Gazette, March 23) 

"We do hare some support to create a national competition.'' 
— Charles Christian, associate professor of geography, on 
expansion plans for the Black Saga competition which be 
initiated. This year 30 elementary and middle schools com- 
peted for a title which is becoming increasingly popular 
and competitive. (College Park Gazette, March 23) 

"After Kent State, all hell broke out, They were stressful times 
and Margie always had to walk this delicate line between the 
reporters and the university administration.., She could molli- 
fy the press and at the same tune maintain her credibility 
with reporters, the administration and students. And even 
though she was a flack, she considered herself a journalist 
and that's the way she ran the news bureau." —fobn PurneU, 
who worked under Marforie Huxley Silver in the university 
news bureau during the tumultuous student riots over 
Vietnam and the Kent State massacre. From an obituary on 
Silver in the Baltimore Sua (March 21) 

"It's fust like everything in (athletics) compliance.... We can 
do everything we can to make sure students and coaches are 
educated, but if someone Is going to break the rules, they are 
going to break the rules and there is very little you can do." 
—fane Mullens, director of compliance in the department 
of athletics, speaking to the Washington Post about the prob- 
lem of basketball players using illegal funds under NCAA 
rules to attend prep school (March 16) 



Donald Spero Appointed 
Dingman Center for 



In a University of Maryland physics laborato- 
ry in the late '60s, Donald Spero began work on 
what would become the core technology of his 
first entrepreneurial venture. Now, more than 30 
years later, he has returned to the university as 
director of the Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneur-ship at the Robert H. Smith School 
of Business. 

Spero, a successful entrepreneur and private 
venture investor, joined the Smith School as 
Dingman Center director March 13- The 
Bethesda resident also is slated to be 
named professor of practice of entrepre- 
neurshlp in the school. 

Before joining the Smith School, Spero 
was principal of Spero Quality Strategies 
(SQS), a Bethesda company that provides 
seed capital and mentoring for entrepre- 
neurs. Prior to starting SQS in 1 992, 
Spero served for 21 years as president 
and CEO of Fusion Systems Corporation, 
a Rockville company he founded in 
1971. 

Fusion Systems is a high-technology 
firm that designs, manufactures and sells 
industrial curing and processing systems. 
The company was named "Maryland 
Manufacturer of the Year" in 1991 and 
Montgomery County "High Technology 
Company of the Year' in 1992. In 1997, 
Eaton Corporation acquired Fusion 
Systems for $300 million. 

"Don Spero's blend of Intellectual 
vision and real-world success meshes 
well with the Dingman Center's activi- 
ties and its position as an outstanding 
focal point for entrepreneurs in the mid- 
Atlantic region," says Howard Frank, dean 
of the Smith School of Business. "His 
leadership will take the center to an 
even higher level of prominence." 

As director, Spero will lead the Dingman 
Center's outreach, academic and research pro- 
grams.The Dingman Center has earned recogni- 
tion as a leading supporter of entrepreneurial 
ventures in the Washington/Baltimore/Northern 
Virginia area. 



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Last fall, the Smith School hired scholar Scott 
Shane from MIT as director of research in the 
Dingman Center to launch a vigorous academic 
research program in entrepreneurship.This step 
is part of a recent Smith School decision to 
establish an entrepreneurship faculty of nation- 
ally recognized scholars in this rapidly expand- 
ing discipline. 

Spero earned his doctoral degree in physics 
from Columbia University and his bachelor's 




Donald Spero 



degree In engineering physics from Cornell 
University. He did post-doctoral work at the 
University of Maryland, where his research led 
to the development of the core technology for 
Fusion Systems. 

Spero succeeds Charles O. Heller, who direct- 
ed the Dingman Center for 10 years. 



Ariel Dorfman Gives Distinguished Lecture 



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Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Research Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies at Duke 
University, gives the last lecture in this year's Graduate School Distinguished Lecturer Series Friday, 
April 14 at 2 p.m. in room 200 Skinner Building. He discusses "Can the Margins Take over the Center? 
A Journey from Santiago to Broadway to Hollywood." 

The talk will examine two of his plays, "Death and the Maiden" and "Widows'" and how their pro- 
duction and reception test the limits that subversive and "remote" material faces in the global market- 
place. 

Dorfman was born In Argentina, emigrated to New York as a child, fled to Chile during the 
McCarthy era, and now teaches at Duke University. He has taught at the Universidad de Chile, the 
Sorbonne (Paris IV) and the University of Amsterdam. His major publications Include essays on litera- 
ture and politics, collections of poetry and short stories (Last Waltz in Santiago and Other Poems of 
Exile and Disappearance, 1988, My House is on Fire, 1990). His novels include Widows (1983),The 
Last Song of Manuel Sendero (1986), Mascara (1988), Hard Rain (1990), Kbnfidenz (1995), and Nanny 
and the Iceberg (1999). 

His non-fiction books include The Empire's Old Clothes (1983) and Heading South, Looking 
North: A bilingual Journey (1998). His plays have won many awards; Death and the Maiden was 
made into a Roman Polanski film. His newest film is Dead Line, written with his son, Rodrigo 
Dorfman, and based on Ariel's poems from Last Waltz in Santiago. 

Salmon Rushdie has called him "one of the most important voices coming out of Latin America" 
and JacoboTimmerman "one of the six greatest living Latin American novelists." 






Outlook 



Outlook Is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle Remington, Vice President for University Relations; Teresa 
Rannery. Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart. Executive Editor: Jennifer Hawes. Editor, 
Londa Scott Fort*, Assistant Editor; David Abrams Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please sub- 
mit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor. Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 2 0742. Telephone (301) 405-4629; 
e-mail outlook@accmall.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.lnform.umd.edu/outlooK/ 



March 28. 2000 Outlook 3 



Campus Echo Spots Let You Hear Yourself in Surround Sound 



Something many students already know about is a 
mystery to experts across campus. They're called 
"echo spots," locations around campus that reflect 
your voice back to you, making it sound like you're 
speaking into a microphone. 

Echo spots are everywhere. There are several 
along the mall. If you've ever heard an echo walking 
by the alcoves that line each side, you're not crazy. 
The sound of your voice is reflecting off the curved 
wall that lines the space. 

A similar effect occurs when standing in front of 
Holzapfel, Symons, Marie Mount, Woods, Tydings and 
HJ. Patterson halls facing the mall 

According to Assistant Director of Orientation 
Grant Kollet, summer tours regularly take new stu- 
dents by Montgomery Hall, where the most promi- 
nent echo spot is located. 

There is a circular wall there, about four feet high. 
To activate the echo effect, stand in the center of the 
platform facing the dorms. Don't be too embarrassed 
standing alone on this pedestal for all to see. 

After mustering the courage, begin reciting the 
Gettysburg Address, or anything really. You're voice 
will sound amplified. Don't get too excited, though. 
You're the only one who can hear it. The curved 
shape of the walls focuses the sound directly back at 
you. 

"Any architectural shape that has chunks of ellip- 
soids or paraboloids on it will deflect sound in such a 



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"I'll have to come over here and do a concert," says Angie Bass, 
business manager in human relations programs, after singing a 
little gospel in front of Holzapfel Hall. 



way that you get a focus- 
ing of sound from one 

point to another," says 

physics professor Richard 

Berg. 

Berg equates the archi- 
tectural anomaly to the 

parabolic microphones 

broadcasters use to cover 

football games. The shape 

of the plastic shield 

around the microphone 

focuses sound from the 

field without capturing 

background noise in the 

stadium. 

In the rotunda of the 

Capital building — where 

the Senate originally 

met — you can whisper at 

the floor and someone 

can hear you across the 

room. That's because of 

the circular shape of the 

room. 

Similarly, the foci of an elliptically shaped sports 

dome are close to the endzones, where the sound of 

the crowd noise can be deafening to opposing foot- 
ball teams. 

Several people asked about the echo 
spots say they've never heard of them. 
Brian Kelly, an expert on the historical 
architecture of campus, certainly hasn't. 
"Oh, wow. Isn't that curious?" he says. 

"I think students have discovered 
something almost akin to flying saucers," 
says Kelly. "Nobody thought about that 
when they were doing it. That's just purely 
a serendipitous byproduct of the design." 

John Hilley, manager of landscape 
architecture in facilities management, was 
on campus when the structures were built 
in the mid-'SOs, and he confirmed Kelly's 
suspicions. The circular wall in front of 
Montgomery hall, built in 1986, was origi- 
nally intended to support a statue of 
Charles Calvert, the wealthy planter from 
Riverdale who established the school in 




"That is Just a wild thing," says Fuller Ming Jr., of Dining Services, hearing his voice 
echo as he preaches to the choir, so to speak. The podium In front of Montgomery 
Hall was originally Intended to hold a statue of Charles Calvert. 



1859. The statue was never built, however, and the 
confusion began. 

Hilley says the structures on the mall were meant 
mainly to keep people off of the grass. Before the 
landscapes bulk the sidewalks and alcoves, people 
basically walked any which way across the mall. The 
traffic made it difficult for grass to grow. In creating 
an obstacle to grass trampling, the landscapes pro- 
duced the echo spots. 

The mall was also a depression with very poor 
drainage. The fountain was added to correct the 
problem as part of a renovation that ran from 1988 to 
1989. 

Berg echoes Kelly's statement about the sound 
being a coincidence rather than something intention- 
al, "You don't worry too much about it if it's outside, 
because you may care less," he says. "If it's in an audi- 
torium, you care a whole lot." Intentional or not, 
echo spots are fun. "I think perhaps I'll go out there 
sometime and give a shout and see what happens," 
laughs Kelly. Hopefully no one will think he's crazy. 

— DAVID ABRAMS 



Researchers Find Ways to Clear the Air with $3.5 Million EPA Grant 



continued from page 1 

Michael Jones, EPA Supersite pro- 
gram coordinator, emphasizes that the 
major objectives of the Supersites 
Program are to better characterize fine 
particulate matter, support health 
effects and exposure research and eval- 
uate different methods for measuring 
particulate matter. 

The Baltimore Supersite team will 
use a highly timed (hourly and sub- 
hourly) process to collect aerosol parti- 
cles from the air that will enable them 
to measure and analyze air samples 
more efficiently. The rapid collection 
and analysis process will help scientists 
more accurately determine and mea- 
sure the concentration levels in the 
particles and their sources. Once the 
team can determine any potential toxi- 
city in the elements, they will possibly 
be able to provide a link between the 
health effect and the source. 

According to Ondov, Baltimore is 
along an intense traffic corridor where 
its air quality is influenced by emis- 



sions from source regions at a variety 
of distances that extend beyond the 
city limits. In addition, the city has com 
plex wind fields influenced by the 
Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. 

Despite the complicated influences 
and various sources of pollu- 
tants like industrial plants and 
interstate traffic, the team hopes 
to effectively evaluate and deter- 
mine the sources of particulate 
matter using three new major 
instruments contributed by the 
scientists. 

Researchers Will use 
Maryland's new semi-continu- 
ous air monitoring system 
which enables scientists to col- 
lect, analyze and measure air 
samples that contain aerosol 
metals and trace elements in 
less than an hour. This near-real- 
time monitoring system reduces 
the sample collection time and 
helps scientists more accurately deter- 
mine the sources of the pollutants dur- 
ing any time of the day. 



Although influences from the 
Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay 
make it difficult for scientists to map 
the source of air pollutants, they will 
be able to visually document the move- 
ment of the particles from the source 



"We hope to develop a toolkit 
of information and technology 
which could be used to solve 
air pollution problems almost 
anywhere." 

— John Ondov, chemistry professor 



using Johns Hopkins' advanced three 
color lidar device. 

The team will also use University of 



Delaware's third generation single-parti- 
cle mass spectrometer system which 
provides continuous size and semi- 
quantitative determination of elements 
in individual aerosol particles from 10 
nanometers to 2.5 micrometers. 

"A great group has been assem- 
bled. We hope to develop a toolkit 
of information and technology 
which could be used to solve air 
pollution problems almost any- 
where," said Ondov. 

The findings of the consortium 
will support the development of 
National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards and Maryland's state 
Implementation plans. 

Baltimore is one of six major 
cities in the United States selected 
as a site under the EPA's 
Particulate Matter Supersites 
Program. New York, St. Louis, 
Houston, Los Angeles and 
Pittsburgh are also sites. 



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Your Guide to University Events 
March 28 - April 6 



March 28 



4 p.m. Physics Lecture: 'Breaking 

Sp.it: ci in ii' Symmetries," V Alan 
Kosfelecky, University of Indiana. 
14 10 Physics BIdg. 

5 p.m. Discussion: "Learning, Living 
and Leading: An Evening of South 
African Stories," Find out how the 
parents of Amy Biehl, a murdered 
Fu I bright scholar, channel pain into 
action, helping improving living con- 
ditions in some of South Africa's 
poorest townships. Tyser 
Auditorium, Van Munching Hall. 
Mary Henn-Lecordier, 5-8282. 

8 p.m. Arts Event: "Women of 
Oceania: Weaving the Sails of Vaka in 
Poetry and Film," Ulrich Recital Hall, 
Tawes BIdg. 

8-9:30 p.m. Film Preview: "Long 
Night's Journey Into Day," winner of 
the Grand Jury Prize for Best 
Documentary at the Sundance Film 

Festival 2000, Tyser Auditorium. Van 
Munching Hal], Mary Henn- 
Lecordier, 405-8282. 



March 29 



2 p.m. Meteorology Seminar 
"Investigations of Surface and 
Subsurface Variability in the Tropical 
Pacific Using Cyclostationary EOF 
Analysis," Kwang-Yul Kim, associate 
professor, Florida State University. 
3425 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. 

4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquia by 

Richard Mushotzky, Goddard Space 
Flight Center. 2400 Computer and 
Space Sciences BIdg. 

4-7 p.m. Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs Lecture: "Written on Bamboo 
and Silk: Ancient Chinese Writing 
and its Influence on Later 
Calligraphers," Marilyn Wong- 
Gleysteen.The second Wang Fangyu 
Lecture on Chinese Calligraphy. 
2309 Art-Sociology BIdg, 50213. 



March 30 



3:30 p.m. Meteorology Seminar: 
"Convection and Radiation in Toga 
Coare: Implications for Tropical 
Atmospheric Circulations," Richard 
Johnson, Colorado State University. 
2400 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. 

4:30 -7:30 p.m. Software Workshop: 
"Intermediate Adobe Photoshop," 
this class uses graphic manipulation 
utilizing paths and channels. Web 
site design issues are explored 
cumulating in a Web site project. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwposl@umd5. umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT. * 

8 p.m. Concert: Delorcs Ziegler. 
Ulrich Recital Hali.Tawes BIdg. 5- 
5556 or concerts@deans.umd.edu.* 



March 31 



1 p.m. Concert: Delores Ziegler. 
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes BIdg. 
5-5556 or concerts@deans.umd. 
edu.* 

1 p.m. Department of Communica- 
tion Lecrure:"Ross Perot: Tinkering 
with Voter Cynicism " Marl Boor 
'It inn. University of New Hampshire. 
0200 Skinner BIdg. 56528 



April 1 



8 p.m-"Sint^tala:ATale of A Young 
Woman's Coming of Age." Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, jsum- 
bill@wam.umd.edu. 



April 3 



69 p.m. Software Workshop:" 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel," 
introduces spreadsheet basics of how 
to: enter values and text, create for- 
mulas, understand cetl addressing in 
absolute and relative modes, use pre- 
built functions, link between data, 
autosave work, customize printing, 
and more.. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences BIdg. Registration required. 
5-2938. cwpost® umd5.umd.edu or 
www. inform . u n id .edu/PT. " 



April 4 



4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Bose-Einstein 
Condensation :The Ultimate in Cold," 
William Phillips, University of 
Maryland," V.Alan Kostelecky, 
University of Indiana. 1410 Physics 
BIdg. 



April 5 



4 p.m. Astronomy Colloquia by Vicky 
Kalogera of the Harvard-Smithsonian 
Center for Astrophysics. 2400 
Computer and Space Sciences BIdg. 

69 p.m. Software Workshop: 
"Introduction to Adobe Photoshop," 
introduces the industry benchmark 
graphic manipulation package for cre- 
ating professional quality graphics. 
Concepts 

covered include: basic toolbar, 
palettes, layers, image filters, and 
screen/Image resolution. Digital 
image concepts with emphasis on 
Web based graphics are also covered. 
4404 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@ umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT* 



April 6 



4 p.m. Physics Lecture:"High Energy 
Gamma Ray Astronomy from the 
Earth," Gaurang Yodh, University of 
California, Irvine. University of 
Indiana. 1410 Physics BIdg. 

8-10 p.m. University Theatre "The 
Good Person of Setzuan," a play by 
Bertoit Brecht-, Tawes BIdg. 5-2201 or 
www. inforM , umd .edu/THET/plays ,* 



The Concert Society at 
Maryland presents 
"America's first lady of 
piano," Ruth Laredo, April 
7, 8 p.m. at University 
College's Inn and 
Conference Center. 

Laredo, distinguished 
worldwide as a leading 
soloist, recitalist and 
recording artist, uses bio- 
graphical sketches and 
musical insights to create 
living portraits of leg- 
endary artists. For more 
than a decade, she has 
played to sold out audi- 
ences for her series at the 
Metropolitan Museum of 
Art, where she has 
offered masterful playing 
and insightful discussions 
about composers such as 
Brahms, Chopin, 
Mendelssohn, Mozart and 
Beethoven. 

"I talk about each com- 
poser in the most person- 
al way I know how" says 
Laredo."! want the peo- 
ple In the audience to 
feel close to the compos- 
er as a human being, and 
if I find some sort of 
anecdote that helps, I 
share it." 

Laredo has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice 
Fully Hall, the Kennedy Center and the White 
House. Noted for her strong commitment to 
chamber music, she frequendy collaborates with 
the Tokyo String Quartet and was a founding 
member of the Music from Marlboro concerts. 

A three-time Grammy award nominee, Laredo 
has been lauded for her numerous recording 
projects. She is widely known for her work as 
the first pianist to record Rachmaninoff's com- 
plete solo works, a five-year undertaking for CBS 
Masterworks. 




Ruth Laredo 



In great demand as a commentator on arts 
and piano literature, Laredo is a regular colum- 
nist for Piano Today magazine, a frequent guest 
onWQXR's "First Hearing" program and a spe- 
cial arts correspondent for National Public 
Radio's "Morning Edition." 

The performance by Laredo marks the third 
in a series of performances designed to cele- 
brate the 300th anniversary of the piano. 

Tickets for the event are $18 regular, $ 1 5.50 
seniors, $5 full-time students with l.D. For tick- 
ets call 405-7847. 



The Eternal Struggle 

University Theatre presents "The Good 
Person of Setzuan "April 6-15 in Tawes Theatre 
The performances take place April 68 and 1 3- 
15 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. 

"The Good Person of Setzuan" is the story of 
the eternal struggle between selfishness and 
charity from one of the original voices of theatre, 
Bertoit Brecht. As Jessica Kaahwa, a doctoral stu- 
dent in theatre history explains, "'The Good 
Person of Setzuan," examines the social issues of 
the impact of capitalism on human relationships 
and the social response to idealistic altruism." 

For reservations or additional information, call 
the University Theatre box office at 405-7847 or visit 
their Web site at www.Uiform.umd.edu/THET/plays. 





March 28, 2000 Outlook 5 



Increase Your Seedlings' Flower Power 



Many home gardeners enjoy 
growing their own flower and veg- 
etable transplants from seed. There 
are advantages in doing this because 
you can obtain plant varieties not 
readily available in garden centers, 
you will get a fester start on the sea- 
son and you can even save some 
money But too often there are prob- 
lems. You can avoid some of the 
common problems by following 
these tips: 

• Don't start too early. 

Plants that are started too early 
often become tall and weak before 
they can be planted outdoors. Most 
types of flowers and vegetables do 
not need to be started indoors any 
sooner than 5 to 6 weeks before their recommended 
planting date. For frost sensitive plants this means 5 to 
6 weeks before the 'frost-free' date. The frost -free date 
for most regions of Maryland is May 10. 
■ Provide quality lighting. 

Growing seedlings under florescent light 
gives better results than growing them on a 
windowsill. For best results use ordinary 'cool 
white' florescent lights. A very economical 
and effective set up is to use a 48-inch double 
tube shop light supported by small chains. 
Hang the light 2 to 3 inches above the flats 
and raise it, as the seedlings grow taller. Leave 
the lights on for 16 hours each day. A symp- 
tom of insufficient light is weak spindly 
growth. For best seed germination tempera- 
tures need to be in the 70-80 degrees F range. 

• Use clean containers and a sterile artifi- 
cial potting mix. 

An artificial mix is composed of peat moss, 




perlite or vermiculite. 
Never use garden soil 
because it has weed seeds 
and will not drain well 
which may result in a dis- 
ease called damping-off. 
• Avoid over watering. 
Seeds and young 
seedlings are very prone to 
rot. It is best to moisten the 
soil mix at the time of sow- 
ing the seed and cover the 
container with plastic wrap 
or other clear cover until 
germination. After germina- 
tion, remove the cover and 
gently water the seedlings 
as needed. 
• Fertilize the seedlings. 

This should be done after the first set of true 
leaves (not the thick green cotyledons) have devel- 
oped. Any houseplant fertilizer works well if you fol 
low the label directions. 





• Hardenoff the seedlings. 

Young transplants can burn or be killed when 
moved directly outdoors. A week beibre actually plant- 
ing the seedlings outdoors you should acclimate them 
to the sun and outdoor temperatures. Do this by plac- 
ing the flats outdoors each day first in the shade, then 
after a few days move them to a more sunny place 
and finally to the full sun.Young plants can be pro- 
tected from harsh wind or chilly temperatures by cov- 
ering them with empty plastic milk jugs with the bot- 
toms cut out or a lightweight floating row cover such 
as Remay. 

For more information on starting seeds, or any 
other gardening topic contact the Cooperative 
Extension's Home and Garden Information Center at 
1-800-342-2507. Horticultural experts are available to 
answer your questions weekdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 
1:00 p.m. Extension publications are also available by 
calling this same number or via the website, www. 
agnr. umd . edu/u sers/hgic 

—RAY BOSMANS, REGIONAL EXTENSION SPECIALIST 



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Modern Maternal Employment Not a Drain on Time Spent with Kids 



Employed modern mommies can relax and nix the 
quality time guilt... June Cleaver and Mrs. Arnold from 
"The Wonder Years" don't have anything on them. 
Research by a University of Maryland demographer 
shows employment of mothers outside the home has 
not decreased the time they spend with their chil- 
dren. 

Data compiled by Suzanne Bianchi, sociology pro- 
fessor and president of the Population Association of 
America (PAA), finds mothers' employment has few 
negative effects on time with children. 

This runs contrary to the common worry that chil- 
dren have been shortchanged by the hours mothers 
spend out of the home in the workforce. In a presi- 
dential address delivered at the annual PAA meeting 
on March 24 tided "Maternal Employment and Time 
with Children: Dramatic Change or Surprising 
Continuity?," Bianchi offered four explanations for this 
phenomenon. 

First, the time mothers spent with their children in 
the past often is overestimated. Second, as mothers 
move into the paid labor force, they make other 
adjustments such as doing less housework, getting less 
sleep, enjoying fewer hours of leisure. Third, children's 
lives change; they are spending more time away from 
home at earlier ages (involved in p re-school, camps 
and other activities). Last, the data suggests women's 
increased role as bread-winners is altering men's 
domestic roles, causing them to spend more time 
with their children than fathers of previous genera- 
tions. 

"Our culture almost demands that we look back to 
the '50s and '60s as those halcyon days when moms 
were at home and basically a constant, loving pres- 
ence in their children's lives," says Bianchi. "This 
research shows that today's employed moms are just 



as committed. They value family and time with their 
children just as much as moms from 25 and 50 years 
ago; therefore, they make other adjustments in their 
lives to maintain that necessary level of quality inter- 
action with their children." 

Bianchi's data shows that mothers spent an average 
of 5.6 waking hours per day with their children in 
1965 and 5.8 hours in 1998. She attributed this to two 
factors: 

• mothers today are better educated than their pre- 
decessors, and more highly educated women tend to 
spend more time interacting with their children, and 

■ today there are fewer children per (amity so 
mothers are probably spending more personal time 
with each child than in the '60s. 

The following statistics support Bianchi's asser- 
tions: 

• Employed mothers compared with non-employed 
mothers do less housework (six fewer hours per 
week); report 5-6 fewer hours of sleep per week; and 
have 12 fewer hours of free time. 

• Only one-third of married mothers with 
preschoolers worked full-time, year-round in 1998. 
Trends over time suggest that mothers of young chil- 
dren continue to limit their hours at jobs. 

• The enrollment rate in some type of educational 
setting for children ages 3 to 5 whose mothers work 
increased from eight to 52 percent between 1 967 and 
1998.The enrollment rate of children of non-working 
mothers also leaped, from five to 44 percent. 

• In 1965, married fathers reported spending 2.7 
waking hours per day with their children compared 
with almost four hours a day in 1998. 

Bianchi is a faculty associate in the Center on 
Population, Gender and Social Inequality. She special- 
izes in family demography and researches the chang- 




ing roles of American women, children's well-being, 
the economic consequences of divorce, and time use 
patterns in American families. 



6 Outlook Match 28, 2000 



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Farmers, Environmentalists Hold 

Similar Values Regarding 

Pollution, Pfiesteria 

Environmentalists may have a surprising ally in the fight 
to prevent pollution in the lower Eastern Shore's water- 
ways: farmers. Results from an ongoing study conducted by 
a team of University of Maryland anthropologists show that 
the same farmers who routinely have been accused of being 
the source of water pollution, specifically the toxic algae 
bloom Pfiesteria, consider themselves true environmental- 
ists. It also suggests environmentalists might be better 
served by tapping into farmers' expertise as a credible 
resource in their efforts to protect the area's natural 
resources. 

Since summer 1998, anthropoIogistsMichael Paolisso, 
Erve Chambers and Shawn Maloney have been using in- 
depth interviews and questionnaires to understand cultural 
beliefs and values regarding the environment and pollution 
among farmers and environmentalists. The researchers 
found both groups share similar values toward preserving 
and conserving the environment although they differ on the 
effectiveness of voluntary self-regulation among farmers as a 
strategy to protect the environment. 

"These farmers and environmentalists talk the same talk. 
They are equally passionate about protecting the environ- 
ment," says Paolisso. "Neither one wants to see the water or 
the land polluted. Based on their values, they are natural 
allies." 

The study also identified a clear "farmer environmental- 
ist'' point of view among the Delmarva peninsula's poultry 
and grain farmers that is consistent in scope with views 
commonly held by environmentalists. Many of the farmers, 
who run the area's 5,800 broiler bouses that produce 606 
million birds annually, consider themselves "real environ- 
mentalists," whose livelihoods are dependent on the quality 
of their land and environment. 

Fanners also expressed deep feelings of disenfranchise- 
ment following the Pfiesteria scare in the late '90s, when 
they were branded as polluters, putting to question their 
integrity. Resentment and bitterness built up when outside 
groups began calling for tougher regulation of farmers. 

Farm owners and operators say they have used best man- 
agement practices to regulate themselves for years. In fact 
Delmarva farms had one of the most successful voluntary 
nutrient management programs in the nation. However, 
according to the study, when farmers felt they were being 
accused of knowingly — and unknowingly — polluting the 
Bay and its tributaries, they dug their heels in and assumed 
an adversarial stance against environmentalists. Farmers 
believed they were viewed as part of the problem, instead 
of part of the solution. 

In interviews, farmers expressed beliefs environmental- 
ists saw an opportunity In the "Pfiesteria hysteria' to push 
long-standing water quality issues by unfairly and unscientif- 
ically targeting poultry and grain fanners on the lower 
Eastern Shore as the Pfiesteria culprits.The farmers felt 
alienated and ignored, and rallied against nutrient manage- 
ment regulations. 

"By not tapping into the expertise that these farmers can 
provide, we are losing resources to Improve water quality. 
Our study shows an adversarial relationship between farm- 
ers and environmentalist groups is not inevitable," says 
Maloney. "Bather, these groups have much more in common 
than it would appear on the surface.The health of the water 
and land on the lower Eastern Shore depends on highlight- 
ing these similarities in points of view, respecting the differ- 
ences in core values and beliefs and realizing consensus 
building by environmentalists and government agencies 
among farmers can provide new insight for environmental 
health solutions." 

Ultimately, the research shows that incorporating farmers 
into key decision-making processes is essential in garnering 
farmer support. 



Academy Presents Public Leadership Award to 
Family of Young Woman Killed in South Africa 



In 1992, Amy Biehl won a Fulbright scholar- 
ship and headed to South Africa to develop 
voter education programs and study gender 
rights in the new constitutional democracy. But 
on the evening of August 25, 1993, after drop- 
ping off friends in the Guguletu township, Amy, 
26, was attacked in her car and killed. 

Since then, her parents Peter and Linda Biehl 
have created the Amy Biehl Trust to educate citi- 
zens, improve conditions and create jobs in 
some of the most impoverished areas of South 
Africa. 

To honor the Biehl family's remarkable work, 
Nance Lucas, director of the James MacGregor 
Bums Academy of Leadership, is presenting 
Peter and Linda Biehl with the Distinguished 
Public Leadership Award on March 28. 

To date, the trust has raised and distributed 
more than $ 1 million. In addition, the Biehls 
have participated in South Africa's Truth and 
Reconciliation Commission, accepting amnesty 
for their daughter's killers and even helping two 
of them learn trades and get jobs. 

"The trust has become a symbol of our rec- 
onciliation with the country and the community 
in which our daughter died," says Peter Biehl. 
"Our dialogue reflects the simple journey of an 
American family on the way to forgiveness and 
reconciliation in a remarkable democracy. 
Moreover, it draws deeply upon die lessons we- 
as parents and siblings — have learned from Amy 
and from the choices she made in living her 
life." 



"It takes tremendous courage and commit- 
ment to build bridges to peace and democracy 
on the foundation of broken hearts," Lucas says. 
"The Biehls have demonstrated the kind of prin- 
cipled leadership the Academy stands for." 

The Biehl's will talk about their daughter and 
her legacy from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in 
Tyser Auditorium, Van Munching Hall. The 
Committee for Africa and the Americas will 
cosponsor the event. 

At 8 p.m. that evening in the same auditori- 
um, the Biehls will present a sneak preview of 
"Long Night's Journey Into Day," winner of the 
Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 
Sundance Film Festival 2000. 

This film, which opens in New York City 
March 29, captures four dramatically different 
cases — including Amy Biehl's — that have come 
before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation 
Commission. 

Shari Frilot, writing in Film Guide Sundance 
2000, says the film "contains some of the most 
powerful testimonial footage about apartheid to 
date." Frilot also calls it a "particularly inspiring 
portrait of a wounded society attempting to 
humanize itself by taking seriously the impor- 
tance of heart and conscience and reaping the 
astonishing and redemptive benefits of telling 
the truth." 

Both the film and the Biehls' talk are free and 
open to the public. 



Team Releases Engaged Campus Report 




continued from page 1 

and enhance the quality and organization of 
those outreach efforts while helping establish 
future relationships. 

In 1997 Jacoby hired Troppe as the first full- 
time staff member dedicated to service learning 
The primary function of service learning is to 
help students find community service opportu- 
nities and assist faculty in molding a curriculum 
that benefits both 
the community 
and the students. 

Troppe says 
there are already 
partnerships in 
place that can 
serve as models 
for future relation- 
ships with the sur- 
rounding commu- 
nity. The College 
of Health and 
Human 
Performance 
recently submitted 
a grant proposal 

with Troppe to perform outreach in the city of 
Seat Pleasant.The program will allow students 
to interact with the community while giving the 
city free health education services. She says her 
office can help others find funding for future 
projects. The university has hundreds of other 
projects going on where Individual colleges are 
working In the community. 



OR MORE INFORMATION 



The service learning homepage, at www. inform, 

umd . edu / Ctmpuslnfo / Departments/commute /Servic 

es/csp/ has links to che Engaged Campus report, service 
opportunities and listservs that provide updated information 
regarding ongoing projects. 

The University Cooperative Programs homepage, at 
www.lnforni.uind.edu/EDUC/ SUCP/Beyond_ 
Campus, html has information on university-sponsored 
events with local schools. 



Having an engaged campus also means hiring 
local businesses as contractors and hiring local 
residents as university employees. Scholarship, 
says Troppe, will increase the university's under- 
standing of the community's needs. 

The report is the first step in organizing the 
engaged campus, says Troppe, "The idea was to 
start conversation. The team got to know each 
other better and developed a shared language 
for discussing these issues and that was very 
useful in moving forward. We would like to 

extend that to the 
rest of the campus 
community." 

Some faculty 
and staff say they 
don't know-how to 
find the partnerships 
that could benefit 
from their assistance. 
At the same time, 
people in the com- 
munity don't know 
whom to call to 
determine what uni- 
versity groups could 
benefit them. 

"I think if peo- 
ple read the report, they'll find out about a lot 
of programs they may not know about," says 
Troppe. She encourages faculty and staff to con- 
tact her by phone or e-mail and set up meetings 
between her office and their individual units to 
learn more. 

-DAM D ABRAMS 



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March 28, 2000 Outlook 7 



Distinguished Alumni Honored at First Annual Awards Gala 



continued from page 1 

support the ongoing exhibition, and 
has chaired the selection committee 
since its inception. Among other activi- 
ties, Berman created and taught the 
"Patent Law for Engineers" course at 
the university for nine years. 

The Abram Z. Gottwals Memorial 
Award, honoring an alumnus who has 
provided service and promoted the 
welfare of the university and the 
Alumni Association over a period of 
years, is being given to Philip Rever . 
A 1964 graduate, Rever has served in 
many roles at the university including 
chair of the Alumni Center Campaign 
Cabinet and representative on the Bold 
Vision-Bright Future Campaign Cabinet; 
member, Board of Visitors; member, 
Terrapin Club Managing Board; mem- 
ber, Presidential Search Committee; and 
Board of Governors member and past- 
president. He is past-president and an 
active member of the Alumni 
Association as well. 

The Honorary Alumnus Award, pre- 
sented to a non-graduate who has pro- 
vided outstanding service to the univer- 
sity and the Alumni Association, is being 
presented to two long-time Mends of 
the association. Drury Bagwell, assis- 
tant vice president for student affairs, 
will be recognized for his contributions 
to the university since he began his 



career at the Maryland in 1974. Bagwell 
has been a key resource to the Alumni 
Association, helping found the Young 
Alumni Club, and working as a consul- 
tant and adviser on student program- 
ming. L. Richmond Sparks, the second 
recipient, is the associate director of 
bands for the university. He directs the 
Marching Band, Concert Band and 
Basketball Pep Band. Sparks has also led 
all-American collegiate marching bands 
for such events as the 1984 
Olympiad in Los Angeles, 
the 50th Presidential 



Inauguration, the Sun 
Bowl and Special 
Olympics. A con- 
tinuous supporter 
of the Alumni 
Association, he 
has provided 
assistance with 
homecoming and 
athletic pre-game 
parties across the 
country. He serves on the 
board of the Council of 
Higher Education in Music for the state 
of Maryland and is president of the 
Atlantic Coast Conference Band 
Directors Association . 
Five individual schools/departments 
will honor a distinguished alumnus: 

The Robert H. Smith School of 
Business honors B. Gary Dando, a 
1964 graduate who is a partner with 



<&&StTy 



the accounting firm of Ernst & Young 
LLP. Dando is very active on several uni- 
versity committees, and helped to initi- 
ate and organize Ernst & Young's 20- 
plus years of continuous support for 
the business school. This support pro- 
vides over $500,000 funding for two 
Ernst & Young Professorships and con- 
tributions totaling $250,000 which 
have established a classroom in Van 
Munching Hall. The recent Ernst & 
Young Excellence Fund is an 

endowment to support under- 
graduate and graduate 




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Broida Lauds SPOC Team Effort 

Judi Broida, associate provost and dean of the Office of 
Continuing and Extended Education (OCEE), wishes to recog- 
nize the universitywide effort in developing SPOC, the cam- 
pus' new Single Point of Contact and one-stop shop for stu- 
dents seeking information or wishing to enroll in Summer 
Sessions 2000. 

"SPOC has been nearly a year in the making and we are 
proud to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of the many 
units across campus that have combined their expertise to 
provide this streamlined service to prospective students," 
emphasizes Broida. "It never could have happened without 
the cooperation and commitment of countless individuals in 
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate 
Admissions, Records and Registration, the Bursar and Student 
Application Services." 

SPOC is envisioned as a first step to providing services 
offered by these same offices to other nontraditional students 
who attend the uni versify. This includes distance learners, stu- 
dents in designated outreach programs, those involved in 
study abroad programs and visiting students participating in 
summer sessions. According to Broida, the goal for SPOC is 
that it become the most student-centered, user-friendly admis- 
sion and registration process in higher education. 

"SPOC has removed some of the impediments that many 
of our visiting summer part-time students face, and clearly it 
will be helpful to our full-time students. This is a step in our 
evolution toward becoming a more student-centered cam- 
pus," says Robert Hampton, associate provost for academic 
affairs and dean for undergraduate studies. 

SPOC, under the leadership of Bill Clutter, associate dean 
and director of summer and special programs and distributed 
learning, is malting its debut this month. It allows students to 
be admitted, register for classes, pay their bills and get person- 
al responses to their inquiries by the simple click of a mouse. 
Students can access SPOC via a toll-free number, by visiting a 
centralized office located in the Mitchell building or by click- 
ing on an interactive link on the new summer 2000 Web site 
(www. mnd.edu/summer). 



scholarships as well as 
faculty and technology 
needs. 

The A. James 
Clark School of 
Engineering pre- 
sents its distin- 
guished alumnus 
award to Michael 
Griffin, a graduate of 
1977, executive vice 
president and chief techni- 
cal officer of Orbital Sciences 
Corporation in Dulles, Va. Prior to join- 
ing Orbital in 1995, Griffin was the 
senior vice president for program 
development at Space Industries 
International, and general manager of 
the Space Industries Division in 
Houston. He has previously served as 
both the chief engineer and the associ- 
ate administrator for exploration at 
NASA, and as the deputy director for 
technology for the Strategic Defense 
Initiative Organization. Griffin earned a 
doctorate in aerospace engineering at 
Maryland in 1977. 

The College of Education presents 
its Distinguished Alumnus Award to the 
Honorable William Goodling, a 1953 
graduate who is currently serving his 
I3th term as Pennsylvania's 19th 
District Congressman, the longest 



tenure of any representative from this 
district in the last 100 years. Goodling 
is chairman of the House Committee 
on Education and the Workforce, where 
he has reexamined the proper federal 
role in both education and the work- 
place. 

Charles Wellford is being honored 
by the department of criminology and 
criminal justice. Wellford, who earned 
bachelor's and master's degrees from 
the department in 1961 and 1963, is 
currently serving as its acting chair. He 
has also held many other positions at 
the university and is now director of 
the University of Maryland Center for 
Applied Policy Studies. He was recently 
appointed to a five-year term as the fac- 
ulty athletic representative to the 
NCAA and chair of the campus Athletic 
Council. Wellford is also the chair of the 
National Academy of Science Commit- 
tee on Law and Justice and recently 
chaired the NAS panel on pathological 
gambling. 

The department of physics presents 
its Distinguished Alumnus Award to 
Robert Fischell, a 1953 master's 
degree graduate. Fischell, who won the 
Inventor of the Year Award for the 
United States in 1984, holds about 200 
U.S. apdjnternational patents for such 
inventions as the first rechargeable car- 
diac pacemaker and the first 
implantable insulin pump. Fischell is 
currently president and chairman of the 
board of directors for MedlnTec, Inc., in 
addition to serving as chairman of the 
board for several other companies that 
manufacture and market his devices. 
He sponsors the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences' 
Robert Fischell Lecture Series at the 
university. 



Libraries Add Two New Resources on Jewish 
History and Culture 



The University of Maryland Libraries have 
recendy added to their Jewish studies collec- 
tions the microfiche editions of Yiddish Books 
from the Harvard College Library and the Jewish 
Biographical Archive. Funding for these collec- 
tions was provided by the Meyerhoff Center for 
Jewish Studies. 

In 1998 the Libraries received the microfiche 
collection of Hebrew Books from the Harvard 
College Library containing some 5,000 titles, 
also through funding from the Meyerhoff 
Center.The Harvard College Library's collection 
of Judaica is one of the most comprehensive in 
the world. 

Yiddish Books provides the modem history 
of Central and Eastern European Jews, as written 
in their own vernacular. The collection of 
approximately 2,500 titles includes materials In 
many areas of Jewish studies such as the Bible, 
liturgy, ethics, Jewish history and philology. The 
largest section-Yiddish Literature-encompasses 
poetry, drama, fiction, humor and satire, miscella- 
neous prose, dozens of otherwise inaccessible 
19th century popular novels, confiscated Soviet 
publications of the 1930s and long since out-of- 
print literary anthologies and scholarly studies 



of the interwar period in Poland. 

The Jewish Biographical Archive makes avail- 
able, in full text to the original typography, and 
to a stogie alphabetical sequence, an extensive 
cumulation of biographical articles from the 
most varied sources — lexica, handbooks, year- 
books, biographies, bio-bibliographical listings, 
who's whos and other similar compilations. 

The period of biographical reporting spans 
the years from biblical times through to the mld- 
20th century. Users will find In the archive the 
biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, Abraham, 
Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, In 
addition, the archives contain biographies of 
Fanny Lewald, one of the champions of the femi- 
nist movement in the second half of the 19th 
century, and Pearl Adler, a South African dance 
teacher, born In Johannesburg In 1896. Modern 
figures, such as David Ben Gurlon, Israel's first 
prime minister also can be found. Non-Jews have 
been included where they have exerted a signifi- 
cant influence on Jewry, either positive or nega- 
tive. 

Both Yiddish Books from the Harvard library 
and the Jewish Biographical Archive can be 
found in McKeldin Library Periodicals. 



8 Outlook March 28, 2000 



for your 




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lectures 



seminars 



award* 



etc 



Student Employee Supervisors 

Do you supervise student employ- 
ees in your campus department? 
Would you like to develop, improve or 
enhance your student employment 
program? Then the free workshop 
"Enhance your Student Employment 
Program" is for you.This session will 
address the basic elements of an effec- 
tive, structured student employment 
program, Monday.April 3 from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. in room 1137 Stamp Student 
Union, 

Lunch is provided at no cost to 
you. Registration is suggested, but not 
necessary. If you are interested in 
attending, contact Marirose Moran, 
program director, Career Center at 
mmoran® ds9umd.edu or call 314- 
7225. 

Equity in April 

The 12th annual equity conference 
takes place Tuesday, April 4, from 8:30 
a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Stamp Student 
Union. The theme for this year's con- 
ference is "Diversity: Embracing the 
Changing Demographics," 

Julian Bond, chairman of the board 
of directors of the NAACP is the morn- 
ing speaker. Bond has served the caus- 
es of dignity, peace and freedom for 
more than four decades. The luncheon 
speaker, G. Pritchy Smith, is professor 
of curriculum and instruction at the 
University of North Florida (UNF), 
Jacksonville, where he teaches courses 
in sociology of education and 'multi- 
cultural education. 

Customer Service Training for 
Student Employees 

In conjunction with National 
Student Employment Week (April 2-8), 
the Career Center is offering a free 
workshop for on-campus student 
employees Wednesday, April 5, from 9 
a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 1 137 Stamp 
Student Union.This session will cover 
various customer service related 
issues such as time management, tele- 
phone tips and handling difficult situa- 
tions in the workplace. Lunch also will 
be provided at no cost to students. 

Pre-registration of your student 
employees is suggested, but not 
mandatory. If you are interested in 
sending your student employees to 
this informative, interactive workshop 
contact Marirose Moran, program 
director at the Career Center at 
moran@ds9.umd.edu or call 314-7225. 

Published Works Display 

The Rossborough Inn is now 
accepting donations from current 



Maryland faculty and staff club mem- 
bers ■will be accepted. 

Please forward your book(s) to: 
Vonnie Franda, University of Maryland 
Rossborough Inn, Route 1 , College 
Park, MD 20742. Call 314*015 for 
more details. 

Get in the Swim 

Session n of Learn to Swim, offered 
through Campus Recreation Services, 



sion Wednesday, March 29, from noon 
to 1:30 p.m. in Anne Arundel Lounge 
at the University Honors Center for 
Learning lunch discussion. Panelists 
include Lucy McFadden, astronomy, 
and Charles Sternheim, psychology. 

The ongoing discussion will focus 
on "What should be going on in 
undergraduate research". All interested 
faculty, staff and graduate assistants are 
invited. A light lunch will be served. 

Contact Kathy Staudt at 5-1102 or 
kstaudt@wam to register. 

Poetry Reading 

Carolina Sinavainana-Gabbard, of 
the University of Hawaii, Manoa, pre- 
sents a reading of her own poetry, 
Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. in 
room 0154 Tawes Fine Arts Building. 
Her poems arc highly published and 
are rooted in Samoan 
themes. 



Tennis Lessons 



Campus Recreation Services is offering tennis lessons through the non- 
credit instructional program. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
from 5-6:30 p.m. 
for three weeks. 
Classes, which 
begin April 11, are 
held at the Cole 
tennis courts. The 
fee is $40 per par- 
ticipant. 

Registration is at 
the Member 
Services Desk in 
the Campus 
Recreation Center. 
Sign ups end April 
7. For questions, 
call 405-PLAY. 




begins April 3- Classes are offered 
twice a week for four weeks, and each 
session is 30-40 minutes in length. The 
fee b $50 per course. 

Registration for all courses must be 
done in person at the Member 
Services Desk in the Campus 
Recreation Center. Registration ends 
on March 27. 

For more information, call 405- 
PLAY 

Commuter Appreciation Day 

Wednesday, April 12 is Commuter 
Appreciation Day, You can help cele- 
brate and honor our commuter stu- 
dents by passing this information on to 
students and by distributing "Proud to 
be a Commuter" buttons in your office. 
Call 314-2579 to request a supply. 

Commuter Appreciation Day is an 
ail-day event that featuring a range of 
activities for commuters, including 
free parking on the top level of PG 1 
for students, free food, a stress-free 
zone, off-campus housing fair, Shuttle- 
UM forum and University Commuters 
Association elections. 

For more information contact Haley 
Whitiock at 314-7250. 



For information, contact Ken 
Schweitzer at 405-1850, or 
kschwei@wam.umd.edu. 

"The Seven Habits of Highly 
Effective People" 

The Personnel Services Department 
still has spaces available in Stephen 
Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly 
Effective People" class beginning April 
5.This three-day class is offered on 
April 5, 12 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m., in the Marriott Room of Van 
Munching HalLThe cost is $395. 

This intensive workshop, based on 
the international best-selling book by 
Stephen R. Covey, focuses on the 
implementation and application of the 
seven habits at personal and interper- 
sonal levels. It will help you take a 
more responsible, empathic, creative 
and proactive approach to work and 
life. 

For more information, contact 
Natalie Torres at 405-5651, or register 
on the Web at www.personnel. 
umd.edu. 

Honoring Ralph Bunche 

Film producer William Greaves will 



p.m. in room 0200 Skinner Building. 
The event is sponsored by the James 
MacGregor Burns Academy of 
Leadership and its African American 
Leadership Institute. 

On April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, the 
Academy of Leadership and the 
African American Leadership Institute 
will sponsor a symposium on Bunche, 
former undersecretary of the United 
Nations, in the multipurpose room of 
the Nyumburu Cultural Center. Ronald 
Walters, the Academy's Distinguished 
Leadership Scholar, will moderate the 
discussion, which focuses on the inter- 
national dimensions of Bundle's life — 
from his work at the U.N. to his per- 
spective on culture. 

The following scholars will join 
Walters in the discussion: 
Charles Henry, African American 
Studies, University of California- 
Berkeley; Bob Edgar, African Studies, 
Howard University; Benjamin Rivlin, 
Ralph Bunche Institute on the United 
Nations, CUNY Graduate Center; and 
Ernest Wilson, Government and 
Politics, University of Maryland. 

Thursday Social Hours 

The Rossborough Inn presents its 
University of Maryland Faculty/Staff 
Club Social Hour, Thursdays, from 4 to 
7 p.m. Come join your colleagues for 
an afternoon discussion on your latest 
book, course load or overseas adven- 
ture while enjoying some of the finest 
wines California has to offer. 

The Rossborough Inn offers a light 
fare menu every Thursday afternoon 
along with your favorite cocktails. 
Cocktail service is available both in 
the tap room and the courtyard. 

LGBT People in the Workplace 

The Career Center and the Lambda 
Pride Alumni Association are sponsor- 
ing "LGBT People in the Workplace," a 
panel discussion, Wednesday, March 29 
from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 3134 
Hornbake Library, South Wing. Come 
hear friends and alumnae as they 
share their experiences and insights 
into how to assess workplace climate. 

Companies represented include 
Freddie Mac, Marriott Corporation, 
Lucent Technologies and the 
Department of Defense, For more 
information, visit "What's Happening 
Now" at www.CareerCenter.umd.edu 
or call the Career Center at 314-7225 
or the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 
Transgender Equity at 405-8721. 

Scholarship for Public 
Leadership 

The Senator JohnA. Cade 
Scholarship for Public Leadership is 
now avaUable.This $2000 scholarship 
is open to current Maryland residents 
with a 3-0 GPA or higher with an 
interest in public service, government 
involvement or public leadership. 

Applications are available at the 
James MacGregor Burns Academy of 
Leadership in room 1 107Taliaferro 
Hall. Applications are due Friday, April 
14.