UrMD Htk-oui Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 14 'Number 25 • April 11, 2000 Caught in the 'net, P°&3 L^ Stamp out Hatred, page 5 V Chance Encounter Tells Tail of One Comet, Promises New Way to Find Many More Scientists reviewing solar wind data from the space- craft Ulysses have stumbled upon evidence that comet tails stretch for hundreds of millions of miles longer than previously thought. This chance finding suggests that a spacecraft designed to search for the ions marking a comet's trail could help find answers to questions such as: Are there any unseen comets hurtling through space? Are any of these invisible comets on a collision course with the Earth? What can these comets tell us about how our solar system was formed? In the April 6 issue of the "There are several amazing things about this discovery, including the huge amount of luck involved and the fact that it was made independently and almost simultaneously by our team and by the magnetometer team." — Physicist George Gtoeckter British journal Nature, two Ulysses science teams report that on May 1, 1996, the spacecraft — which studies solar winds at the poles of the Sun— passed through the tail of comet Hyakutake. At that time the comet was more than 300 million miles away from Ulysses, a distance greater than three times that of the Earth from the Sun. This means Hyakutake's tail is far longer than scientists had previously thought a comet's tail could be. And it suggests the tails of other comets also stretch far out in space, marking the paths of these giant balls of dirty ice as they travel past the sun. "There are several amaz- ing things about this discov- ery, including the huge amount of luck involved and the tact that it was made independently and almost simultaneously by our team and by the magnetometer team," says physicist George Gloeckler, chief inventor of the Ulysses solar wind ion composition spectrometer. Gloeckler and Johannes Geiss, of the International Space Science Institute in Switzerland, are the principal investigators for the instru- ment. Gloeckler says the space- craft's crossing of a comet's tail wasn't realized until 1999, three years after the event occurred, because no one thought there was any possibility a comet tail could be present in that location. "Our detection of ions characteristic of a comet's tail was like someone finding a nee- dle in a haystack when they didn't even know a needle was there." "However, the most amazing and important thing about this discov- ery is that it points to a new way of detecting and studying cometary ions, and, in the process opens up a whole new area of science," Gloeckler says. According to Gloeckler, the recognition that comets probably have tails that stretch far out across regions of the solar system means the process of sampling a comet's ions can be much easier and cheaper than pre- viously thought possible. Until this discovery, scientists had thought comet tails and their ions dissipated rather quickly, and thus could be detected only by expensive missions designed to ren- dezvous with and make a close fly by of a known comet. "My colleagues and I now believe that with a much Continued on page 6 Come Explore Our World at Maryland Day 2000 Wfbere can you pet an iguana, make slime, visit an insect petting zoo, create a web page, rock climb, get tips on gotf swings, watch a hurricane, enjoy a wide variety of Ive music and dance performance or play some games, like the one pictured above, in the fountains on McKekfin Malt? At Maryland Day 2000 takhg place on campus April 29. Maryland Day is a communrrv festival with so m et h ing for everyone. The goal of the event b to enyhashB learning, expkxlng and hii wffe Mghlght- ing the benefits of having one of the nation's leading research unrvershles nearby. Festjvrbes begin at 10 a.m. and last until S p.m. Bring your famly and friends to enjoy at the festivities. For more information, cal tot free at 877- UMTERPS or tog on to the Maryland Day 2000 Web site at wwwmaryland.edu. Assembly Approves $31 Million Operating Budget Increase The two houses of the Maryland General Assembly last week agreed on a $3 1 million operating budget increase for the University of Maryland for Fiscal Year 2001 , as well as more than $ 1 million in supplemental funds for three specific projects. In addition, the university will get $102 million in capital funding to support construc- tion of a new chemistry teaching wing, a new building for the Clark School of Engineering, the Comcast Center, an addition to Van Munching Hall, renovations to Key and Taliaferro Buildings and the Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries. "This has been by all mea- sures a phenomenally good year for the campus, but also for higher education in general," says President Dan Mote. "We are grateful to the governor and the legislature for their support.We feel very posi- tive about the whole process." A substantial amount of the 10 percent over- all operating budget increase will fund salary ^RS/^ adjustments for staff and faculty: four percent for cost of living adjustments and 2.5 percent for a merit increase pool. In addition, the state will increase its contribution to optional retirement plans for staff and faculty. The pay increases will be effective in November. New funding was also obtained ^Yl> for the Demography of Inequality Project to be spearheaded by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Large-Scale Computations in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The supplemental bud- get adds another $200,000 for the Center for Smart Growth in the College of Architecture and the School of Public Affairs; $400,000 for a Center for Energetics in the Clark School of Engineering, and $500,000 for the Small Business Development Center, a network of support offices offering advice to small businesses across the state. 2 Outlook April 11,2000 Experts are Game to Discuss Gambling among College-Age Students atim "The Supreme Court deserves appreciation from those who expect the college experience to be active and chal- lenging. Colleges and universities have long collected com- mon taxes, called fees, from students to support disparate activities, interests and groups. The multiple messages, lifestyles, causes and conflicts that emanate from such groups are for most campuses arguably the most stimulat- ing fuel of intellectual and social intercourse among stu- dents (as well as the source of much administrative discom- fort)." — William Thomas, vice president for student affairs, uniting in a Letter to the Editors column of the Baltimore Sun following the Supreme Court decision that said student fees don't violate free speech rights. (April 3) "One of the things I think is hard for people to understand is there is no hard-and-fast rule and formula." — Linda Clement, commenting in the Washington Post on the admissions process in an article dealing with diversity. Clement refers to parents and students looking for exact matching facts on comparing why one student is admit- ted, while another with similar credentials is denied admission, (April 2) "We're playing with the fundamental (principles) of the non-proliferation treaty." —John Steinbruner, director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, commenting on the danger to global nuclear peace posed by a new U.S. missile defense system. Such a system would risk the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile pact between the U.S. and Russia. (Thomson Newspapers, Canada, April 1) "In the end, the only way to win the drug war will be to change the behavior of Americans, not of farmers of the third world" — Peter Reuter, professor in the School of Public Affairs, writing in an opinion/editorial piece in the New York Times (March 3 1). In the article Reuter appraised the U.S. move to spend billions of dollars trying to shore up Colombia's military, and persuading farmers to grow pineapples instead of coca. "She likes what the Democrats are saying about Social Security and Medicare, but she's sick of the pond scum coating the Clinton administration. Still, she can't pay too much attention to the upcoming election because she's careening around like a pinball between work, home, errands and car pool. Meet the whipsawed woman who will decide who's elected president in November." — Robin Gerber, senior fellow in the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, describing the coming election's version of 1996's soccer mom. (USA Today, March 30) "Many people choose scientific beliefs the same -way they choose to be Methodists or Democrats or Chicago Cubs fens," Park writes, "They judge science by how well it agrees with the way they want the world to be ."The solu- tion, he insists, lies not in imparting specific knowledge of science to the public but in encouraging a more scientific world view, which he describes as "an understanding that we live in an orderly universe governed by natural laws that cannot be circumvented by magic or miracles." — A Salon.com review of physics professor Robert Park's com- ing book, "Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud." With the predominance of state-sanctioned gambling such as lottery tickets, casinos, online betting and even day trading, experts say stu- dents should be informed about the potential consequences that could result from excessive risk taking. In response to the problem, the university is sponsoring a seminar on student gambling Monday,April 17 in Marie Mount Hall, from 1 to 4 p.m. The discussion will focus on the extent, nature and consequences of pathological gam- bling among college-age students. "We organized this panel to bring in some of the leading experts from around the country and to review what they know about the extent and nature of college gambling, some of the correlates of it, what prevention programs might be useful for us to consider and what the gambling indus- try is doing to address this issue," says Charles Wellford, organizer and host of the event. Wellfcrd participated in the creation of a 1999 report, "Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review," organized by the National Academy of Sciences and funded by the National Commission on Gambling. What most concerned Wellford was the extent of pathological gambling among college students. He forwarded the report to athletic director Debbie Yow and vice president of student affairs William Thomas, who agreed with Wellford that the university should take a "leadership role" in raising awareness about student gambling. "We need to talk about it and see what kinds of more effective education would be helpful in this kind of an environment to be sure that stu- dents know the risks and downsides of gambling in sufficient ways that they make good judg- ments "Thomas says. The seminar will feature several speakers, including Bill Saum from the NCAA; Washington University School of Medicine psychiatrist Linda Cottier; Roger Svendsen from the Gambling Problems Research Center at the Minnesota Institute of Public Health; Rachel Volberg of Gemini Research, Ltd. and Judy Patterson from the American Gaming Association. The seminar is free and open to the campus community. For further information, contact Mary West at 4054705. — DAVID ABRAMS Academy of Leadership Awards Grants to Four Leading Scholars The James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership is bringing four scholars — from New York, Pennsylvania, Ireland, and India — to the University of Maryland for varying amounts of time over the next year to do advanced work in the field of leadership studies. The grants, to cover time in resi- dence, will come from the academy's Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership. This is the second year ttie center, with help from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has provided research grants. The scholars and tiieir grant projects are: •Assessing the New Leadership Process: How Do We Start?, Paul Arsenault, School of Business & Public Affairs, West Chester University, Pennsylva- nia •From Protagonist to Pragmatist: Political Leadership in Divided Societies, Cathy Gormley- Heenan, Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity, University of Ulster and United Nations University, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Shuttle-UM PSA Initiative The marketing department of the Shutde-UM Transit System is currently accepting public service announcements under its Shuttle-UM Public Service Announcements Initiative (SUPSAI). Created during the fall of 1998, the pro- gram allows all officially recognized campus departments and organizations to post flyers and announcements on Shuttle-UM buses free of charge. During the 1999 academic year, 31 campus departments and organiza- tions participated in this program. More than 6,000 people ride Shutde-UM buses every day, making this an excellent method for your department or organization to communicate with the university community efficiendy and effectively. Information and applications are available by contacting Thomas Noyes, marketing coordinator at 314-7270 or via email at sum_marketing@ac email. umd.edu. Applicants must comply with all university policies regarding dis- crimination and inclusive language in their flyers and announcements. April and May slots are filling fast, so apply now. •Cold War Leadership in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, Meena Bose, Department of Political Science, Hofstra University, New York, and U.S. Military Academy, West Point •Women and Politics: A Case Study of Women Legislators in Delhi, India, Vijay Pandit, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, India. This years scholars were select- ed by a committee of three: Barbara Kellerman, director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership; Larry Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership; and Douglas Hicks, professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond. "We've given these awards to researchers and reflective practitioners of demonstrated accom- plishment so that they may engage in scholarly work of exceptional promise," says Kellerman. "We expect tiieir work to be of both theoretical and practical value to other leadership scholars and to leaders in many fields " G orrection The March 28 issue of Outlook fea- tured an article regarding the engaged campus. The URL listed for the Community Service Programs office, while accurate, was rather long. The pre- ferred (and simpler) UR1 is: www.umd. edu/CSP 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 Telephone (301) 405-4629: email firstname.lastname@example.org; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www. inform, umd.edu/ out look/ April 1 1,2000 Outlook 3 Addiction Expert Warns Web Surfers: Beware Internet Wipeout Internet addiction is just like any other addiction, and college students should beware getting "caught in die net," says Jonathan Kandeil. Talking before a brown bag lunch group in Shoemaker Hall last month, Kandeil addressed the lures and symptoms of the once unheard of problem. Although most people use the Internet responsibly for work and school, he says some can get caught up in the alternate reality to the detriment of their psy- chological health. Kandeil describes Internet addiction using many of the same terms normally associated widi drug and alcohol abuse, such as denial, withdrawal and toler- ance. "I define it basically as [some kind of] psy- chological dependence on die Internet," he says." I don't break it down so much into what somebody does— someone could spend eight hours sending e-mails back and forth or compulsively checking their e-mail. They could be browsing web sites for hours and hours. They could be overly involved in chat rooms or 'mud' games or other interactive activi- ties. "But if this is the way people are coping with life and it's beginning to interfere with what's happening in their life in one way or another, then I think it's a problem." Kandeil listed several symptoms of Internet addiction, including preoccupation with online activity to the exclusion of inter- action with friends and family; unpleasant feel- ings like loneliness and depression subsiding while online; negative impacts on school or work performance; problems in marital or other interper- sonal relatioaships; difficulty forming new offline rela- tionships; developing a tolerance, where you need more and more online activity to achieve desirable feelings; and denial, where you rationalize not doing other things while online. Research shows there is a physical addiction in addition to the mental lures of the Internet, which include the presence of fantasy world and the ability to become part of a group online, according to Kandeil. "Process-type addictions like compulsive gambling and compulsive exercising wUl actually produce neu- rochemicals in the brain that mimic some drug reac- tions," he says. "So there is some physically addictive quality to it." A woman recently came in for a consultation with Kandeil. She related to him how she spent 1 2 hours a day online for an entire week playing a first-person shooting game. He says she never realized she was trying to live out a dream fantasy she had, where the world was destroyed leaving her as its leader. The woman told him about a reoccurring dream she had that resembled the game. Many college students have the same need to identify with a group, says Kandeil, noting the particular threat of Internet addiction among college students. "During the college years, people are struggling. They're trying to fig- ure out who they are, and these are some very painful things. And they are going to find some way to deal with that pain," he says. "The Internet is just another way of doing that." One simple suggestion Kandeil offers for people who may be spending too much time online is to take a break from it. Set an alarm clock to limit the time you spend online at a given moment. The Counseling Center will be offer- ing several summer programs regarding Internet addiction, and Kandeil plans to start a Net support group that will meet on Fridays. Contact the Counseling Center at 314- 7651 for more information. — DAVID ABRAMS Five Students Win Prestigious National Scholarships All four of the students nominated by the universi- ty this year for the Barry Gold water Scholarship have been awarded the prestigious honor. Three Maryland juniors and one sophomore com- peted nationally against 1 200 applicants nominated by 500 postsecondary institutions. Those four stu- dents have joined a select crowd of the top young minds in America. In addition, a recent Maryland grad- uate is one of only six students in the nation to be awarded the Jane Ad dams-Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to study philanthropy. This is the first time all the students nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship by Maryland have won. The recipients include: sophomore Jason Ernst, and juniors Brian Lee, Christine Missell and Ankit Patel. Carmen Patrick, a December 1999 graduate, is the Carnegie Fellow. "We have long been proud of our students' abili- ties.We are thrilled that the high caliber of these stu- dents has been recognized on a national level "said Kathleen Burke, associate dean for undergraduate studies. "We are committed to fostering an atmos- phere that encourages academic exploration among our students, and these awards demonstrate that com- mitment on all levels at this university." Ernst, a Silver Spring resident, is a double major in computer science and mathematics. Lee, a resident of EUicott City, is pursuing a degree in microbiology. He has conducted research at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health. Missell, a geology major, is interested in vertebrate paleontology. The Rochester, New York, resident hopes to conduct research on fossils, especially those of dinosaurs. Patel, of Germantown, studies die elec- tronic applications of polymeric materials. The chemi- cal engineering major has engaged in undergraduate research at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. All four students are participants in the University Honors program. A resident of Peachtree City, Georgia, Patrick gradu- "We have long been proud of our students' abilities. We are thrilled that the high caliber of these students has been recognized on a national level." — Kathleen Burke, associate dean far undergraduate studies. ated in December with a degree in biological resources engineering. She, too, was an active mem- ber of the University Honors program. The Goldwater Scholarship was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. It is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. The scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of mathemat- ics, science and engineering students who were nomi- nated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholar sltips will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Jane Adda ms- Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, based out of Indiana LTniversity, is a ten-month pro- gram that advances and renews interest in public ser- vice, providing recent graduates the opportunity to study the philanthropic tradition while engaging in the practice of philanthropy in local communities. The fellows are awarded a $15,000 stipend, and receive an introduction to the theory and practice of philanthropic tradition through academic seminars, individual work with faculty, an outside internship, and participation in various activities of the Center on Philanthropy in Indianapolis. The university recently established a National Scholarship Office to assist in the cultivation of top- tier scholarships and fellowships for students. Its interim director, Camille Still well, hopes this year's success presages a winning future for Maryland. "We've got all the right ingredients," notes Stillwell. "We have an outstanding student hotly, dedicated fac- ulty, world-class programs, and now an office to assist all groups in establishing a tradition of consistent win- ners." 4 Outlook April 11,2000 datelin e mary mew 'land Piano Virtuoso Andre Watts To Perform Works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin Your Guide to University Events April 11-20 April 11 1 2:30 p.m. MTTH Lecture: " Interconnections: Teaching, Research and Information Technology," Katie King, associate professor of women's studies. 2M 1 O0E McKeldin Library. 4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Solid State Quantum Computing," David LWincenzo, IBM. 1410 Physics BIdg. 6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint," provides a basic introduction to the elements involved in designing effective and professional looking slide, overhead, and computer-based presentations. Included is adding clip art, creating color schemes, organizing, test, etc. Registration required. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg. 5-2938, email@example.com or www. infbrm.umd . edu/PT. " April 12 1 1 a.m. Women's Studies Lecture: "Empowered Lives, Engendered History: African American Feminist Thought in the 20th Century," Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Howard University. Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 5-6877. 2 p.m. Women's Studies Lecture: Viewing of the film "Freedombags." Nonprim Media Room R, Hornbake Library. 5-6877. 3 p.m. Department of French and Italian Lecture Series: "France and Europe: 1945 to the 21st Century" Stanley Hoffmann, Center for European Studies, Harvard University. St. Mary's Hall, 54024. 7:30 p.m. 4th Annual Jazz Invitational Showcase. Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 5-7847,* April 13 4 p.m. MTTH Lecture: "The Myth of Cybematural: Discourse, Diversity and Design in the Blacksburg Electronic Village and the Seattle Community Network," David Silver, American studies department. 1109 Van Munching Hall. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre "The Good Person of Setzuan," a play by Bertolt Brecht.Tawes BIdg. 5-2201 or www.infbrM.umd.edu/THET/plays.* April 14 8-10 p.m. University Theatre "The Good Person of Setzuan," a play by Bertolt Brecht.Tawes BIdg. 5-2201 or www.inforM .umd . edu/THET/plays. * April 15 7:30 p.m. School of Music: Opera Scenes.Ulrich Recital Hail, Tawes BIdg. 5-7847. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre "The Good Person of Setzuan," a play by Bertolt Brecht.Tawes BIdg. 5-2201 or www. i nforM .umd. edu/THET/plays, * April 17 3 p.m. Department of French and Italian Lecture Series: "A New Regime of Justification: The Project- oriented Cite," Luc Boltanki, Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. St. Mary's Hall. 54024. April 18 Noon. Research & Development Lecture: "The Psychosocial Development of Lesbian College Students: An Exploration of Mature Interpersonal Relationships. Vocational Purpose and Sexual Identity* Merideth Tomlinson, psy- chology doctoral intern. 01 14 Counseling Center. 4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "The World's Smallest Rotary Motor or How Proteins Convert Chemical Energy into Mechanical Work." George Oster, University of California, Berkeley. 1410 Physics BIdg. 69 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate Adobe Photoshop," uses graphic manipulation utilizing paths and channels. Web site design issues are explored cumulating in a web site project. Registration required, 4404 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.infonn.umd.edu/PT.* 7:30 p.m. School of Music; Opera Scenes.Ulrich Recital Hall.Tawes BIdg. 5-7847, 8-10 p.m. Dance Department: Maryland Dance Ensemble Presentation, featuring a new work which was created by Mark Haim in a January residency: Dorothy Madden Theater. 5-7847.* April 19 (v9 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate HTML," introduces more features of HTML. Concepts coveted include: 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.. Registration required. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg. 5-2938, email@example.com or www.inform. umd .edu/PT, * 8 p.m. Music: Elizabeth Schulze, music director of the Maryland Symphony. Tawes Theatre. 5-7847. One of today's most sought after pianists, the leg- endary Andre Watts returns to the stage Monday, April 24th at 8 p.m. in Tawes Theatre. His program will include: Mozart's Rondo in D Major, K 48 and Rondo in A minor, K 5 1 1 ; Schubert's Sonata in A minor, op. 143 and "Wanderer" Fantasie in C, op. 15; and Chopin's Nocturne in C-sbarp minor, op. 27, no. 1 and Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35. Watts has been com- mended by critics world- wide for his compelling technique, spontaneity and exquisite insight. "The pianist possesses 10 of the most dexterous digits ever to command a keyboard," the Seattle Times has writ- ten. "No technical challenge is too great." Watts first burst upon the music world at 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Pliilharmonic on CBS-TV. More than 30 years later, he remains one of the most celebrated and beloved superstars. Known to millions of fans from his television appearances, Watts has been a frequent guest on PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center" series. His PBS Sunday afternoon tele- cast in 1 976 marked the first full-length piano recital in the history of television. His 1985 "Live from Lincoln Center" performance was the first full-length recital to be aired nationally in prime time. Other television highlights include his 25 th anniversary concert from Lincoln Center with die New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, an internationally telecast United Nations Day performance with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and PBS telecasts with the Boston Symphony and Seiji Ozawa. An active recording artist, Watts recendy released both Liszt piano concertos and MacDoweU's Concerto No. 2 with the Dallas Symphony, led by Andrew Litton, on the Telarc label. Other highly praised recordings include Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 and SaintSaens' Concerto No. 2 with the Atlanta Symphony (Telarc),The Chopin Recital and The Schubert Recital (Angel/EMI). Watts is also included in the recently released Philips series, Great Pianists of the 20th Century. Watts' 1999 performance season included annual summer appearances at the Ravinia, Andre Watts Saratoga and Tanglewood Festivals. In September 1999, he opened the seasons of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Watts also made concerto appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Houston, Detroit and Adanta symphonies. In June he will return to the Far East for a concert in japan with die Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and then to Hong Kong to play all five Beethoven concert! widi the Hong Kong Philharmonic. A much-honored artist, Watts has played before royalty and heads of government in nations all over the world. In 1988, he received the Avery Fisher Prize. At 26 he was the youngest person ever to receive an honorary doctorate from Yale University- Dan DeVany, program director of WETA-FM, will interview Watts at 7 p.m. on April 24th. Admission to this half-hour interview is free with the purchase of a ticket to the perfor- mance. Tickets are $15-25 (student and senior dis- counts available) and can be purchased by call- ing the Tawes Box Office at 405-7847. April 20 4:30 p.m. Workshop: "Intermediate Microsoft Excel," concepts covered include creating a visual impact with 2D and 3D charts, grouping sheets and manipulating data within them, customizing sheet labels, nam- ing blocks, customization options, and macros. Registration required. 4404 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg. 5-2938, cwpost® umd 5 umd.edu or www.inform.umd .edu/PT.* L Calendar Guide Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of tnforM's master calendar and sub- missions to the Outlook office. To reach the calen- dar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to outlook@acc- mailumd.edu. April U, 2i HK> Outlook 5 Racism Awareness Day Aims to Stamp Out Hatred Don't be surprised to see an array of bright yellow t-shirts with quotes about fighting hatred and black armbands as you walk around campus April 13- Th ursday is Racism Awareness Day. Racism Awareness Day (RAD) is designed to pro- mote awareness of issues surrounding racism and oppression. A variety of activities are planned, ranging from a Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive, multi- media presentation, to a brown bag lunch with Jeff Milem discussing why race matters in higher educa- tion, to Bobby Scale, the keynote speaker addressing issues surrounding hate, racism and motivating others towards action. Annual events are also included in RAD: the State of Maryland's second annual Hate Crimes Summit, 8 a.m.^ip.m.; the sixth annual Diversity Research Forum, 12:15- 3:15p.m.; and, the fourth annu- al Diversity Showcase, 3:30- 5:30 p.m. "RAD is important because it will provide a variety of ways for the campus to explore and understand the impact of oppression," says Chris Liang, student outreach coordinator for the Student Intercultural Learning Center (S1LC) and a member of the RAD planning committee. "I applaud John Dugan and the RAD Planning Committee for bringing togeth- er different offices and services <&&*** *"** %_ Diversity Initiative: Moving Toward Community university of Maryland on campus to collaborate on programming for RAD," Iiang adds. RAD also is important because it "will highlight some of the ongoing activities, including programs, classes and workshops the campus does throughout the year," says Bridget Turner, assistant coordinator of SILC. According to RAD coordinator Dugan, the impetus for RAD at the University of Maryland came from a similar program that began two years ago at John Carroll University 0CU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Students initiated the program in response to hate crime incidents at JCU. As a result of the strong stu- dent response at JCU, Racism Awareness Day became a four-year program with clearly defined goals and outcomes for each year as the genera] awareness level of the campus commu- nity increased. When Dugan began his graduate program in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland last fall, he asked several stu- dents to see if there was interest in developing a simi- lar program. After seeing there was interest, Dugan formed the Racism Awareness Day planning committee and applied for grants and funding from a variety of student organiza- tions and campus units. "RAD offers the campus community an opportuni- ty to come together and acknowledge the importance of race and cultural issues. In light of recent events on campus, it has become clear we all need to challenge our thoughts, assumptions and feelings on these issues," says Dugan. The hate incidents last fall at the university ener- gized members of the campus community to take proactive steps to educate the community about racism and oppression. According to Dugan, the RAD planning committee defined a clear mission, motiva- tion and direction after the hate crime incidents. "This campus has- needed something fresh and dif- ferent and something very owned by students and not directed by an office. RAD will attempt to open up the campus for dialogue without directing the conver- sation itself. We really want to encourage people to think," says Naseema Shafi, a senior government and politics major and the student involvement coordina- tor of RAD. "RAD is important for the university because it will help unite the campus for a common good," says Luis Aguilar, president of the Latino Student Union and a member of the RAD planning committee. All members of the campus community are encour- aged to attend RAD events and let others know about it. For a complete schedule of events on Racism Awareness Day (and list of sponsors) go to www.inform.umd.edu/Diversiry_Initiative and click on "RAD Events" or contact John Duga at 314-1303 or j dugan ©union .umd.edu. —JAMIE FEEHERY-SIMMONS ■ Gardening Tips from Cooperative Extensions Home and Garden Information Center The Cooperative Extensions Service's Home and Garden Information Center offers the folio wing helpful gardening tips: Soil Testing Time Test your lawn and garden soil Soil testing is a valuable service provided by the university soil test lab for only $5.A soil test should be done every three years. The test results will recommend die proper amounts of lime and fertilizer to improve the growth of your lawn and garden. Contact the Home and Garden Information Center at 1-800-342- 2507 to obtain the sample bags, instructions and mail- er. Return the filled bags to the soil test lab for an analysis. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eastern tent caterpillars are he re. This caterpillar is a very common pest of crabapple and cherry trees in the landscape. In many areas throughout the state they have already hatched. Look for their white silken nests in the crotches of tree branches. If ignored, they will strip the leaves from large portions of the tree. The trees usually recover just fine but the defoliation can be easily prevented at this time. Simply remove the nests from the trees and put them into the trash. Larger infestations can be sprayed with a safe biological control known as Bacillus thuringiensis. Contact the Home and Garden Information Center if you want a fact sheet on this pest. Beautify Your Beds Clean out planting beds. Remove leaves, old plant parts and weeds from your flower and shrub beds to make them look better and reduce some types of plant diseases and insect problems for this season. Chop or shred the debris and compost it for use later this year as a valuable soil conditioner. Repot the Pot-Bound Divide and repot your houseplants. Overgrown house plants with multiple crowns can be divided now because the longer, brighter days of spring will help them to recover quickly. Now is also a good time to repot pot-bound houseplants using a prepared growing media contain- ing peat moss and perlite. Check Seed Germination Check germination of old seeds. Don't waste time planting old seeds without first checking their germination. Place 20 seeds on a moistened paper towel, roll up the towel and place it in a plastic bag. Put the bag on top of the refrigerator or other warm location and check after 5-7 days to see what percent- age has germinated. Discard seed lots with less than 75 percentage germination. Aquatic Gardening Aquatic gardening is one of most popular types of gardening today. The tranquility and beauty of water lilies and other aquatic plants can now be a part of any home landscape. Plants, fish and pond building materials are available in almost every garden center. Spring is a great time to start an aquatic garden. For more information on creating or maintaining an aquat- ic garden contact the Home and Garden Information Center. For printed information or answers to your ques- tion on any gardening topic, contact the Home and Garden Information Center at 1-800-342-2507. The Web site is: www.agnr.umd.edu/ users/hgic —RAY BOSMANS REGIONAL EXTENSION SPECIALIST 6 OutlOOk April 11,2000 Study Attempts to Research and Improve Balance Control in Senior Citizens In an attempt to improve balance con- trol in senior citizens, the department of kinesiology is under- going a saidy which investigates whether a sensory training program will help improve the balance of elderly people who have a history of falling. Conducted by associate professor John Jeka and Leslie Allison, a doctoral stu- dent and licensed physical therapist, the study examines responses in elderly people who have a history of falling compared to elderly peo- ple and young adults who do not, The study uses the comput- erized Smart Balance Master system, which permits the pro- gressive manipulation of surface and visual environments to challenge the senses. Residents of Charlestown, the flagship campus in the Erickson Retirement Communities network, have volunteered to participate in the study that investigates whether training senses such as vision and touch benefits their balance control and helps prevent them from falling. "Many seniors choose to benefit others as well as them- selves through informed participation in research," says John Parrish, executive director of The Erickson Foundation, which is underwriting the study. "As soon as the opportunity to learn more about balance and how to improve it became available, many community residents volunteered." The Erickson Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life of senior citizens; expand educational opportunities for at-risk youth; and support colleges and universities in providing affordable, quality education. Maryland Athletes Reach Out to Hundreds of At-Risk Youth Chance Encounter Tells Tail of One Comet continued from page 1 more sensitive version of the ion composition spectrometer found on Ulysses, a spacecraft could travel through regions of the solar system picking up ions from the many invisible comet tails that probably criss- cross our solar system," Gloeckler says. A spacecraft with a very sensitive ion composition spec- trometer might be able to detect many small, as yet unknown, comets and provide orbital data that would help scientists determine if any pose a collision risk to the Earth. And new insights might be gained into the composition of comets, which scientists believe contain material unchanged since the formation of the solar system. "Such a spacecraft could also pick up and analyze ions from materials, such as inter- stellar dust, that have entered the solar system from distant regions of space." Gloeckler says. "This could provide a new way of learning about far regions of the Universe tfiat now can only be studied through telescopes." Ulysses, launched in 1990, is a joint venture of NASA and the European Space Agency. The spacecraft — which is man- aged by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California — studies the Sun from a high-latitude orbit, most- ly at right angles to the plane of orbiting planets. Ulysses studies the Sun's magnetic fields, solar winds and cosmic rays near die Sun's North and Soudi Poles, away from the equator, where Earth orbits. Ulysses lias no camera, but its ten sopliisticated instruments can observe phenomena not detectable by visible observa- tions. Gloeckler is lead author of the Nature paper on the ion findings, along with EM. Ipavich, also of the University of Maryland and several others. Kids took turns Jumping rope during last year's National Student Athlete Day. This year 200 at-risk youth are expected to participate In tours, a luncheon, non-contact sports competitions and a chance to hear Terp athletes discuss the importance of having an education. Approximately 200 at-risk youth will be wel- comed to campus by University of Maryland ath- letes this Friday, for the eighth annual National Student Athlete Day. Kids from Baltimore, Charles and Prince George's counties and Baltimore City will team up with student ath- letes representing a variety of sports to enjoy a tour of the campus, including libraries, dorms, dining halls, Cole Field House and other notable spots. Following the tours, the teams will gather in Ritchie Coliseum for a luncheon program. Sophomores Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon of the men's basketball team will speak on the importance of having an education. Former Terrapin hoopsters Norman Fields, Rodney Elliott, Duane Simpkins and Laron Profit are scheduled to attend. La Mont Jordan, tailback for the football team and 2000 Heisman Trophy can- didate, also will participate. Simpkins currently is finishing his degree at the university. Profit plays for the Washington Wizards. After lunch, non-contact sports competitions will be held in Ritchie Coliseum, followed by an awards ceremony. "We see this program as a great opportunity to reach out and help kids who are struggling in their lives," says Donn Davis,* 68, president of the Criminology Alumni Chapter. "They look up to athletes as role models, and many are hoping to play athletics in high school. We're sending the positive message that athletics and education go hand in hand and in fact both add quality to life." The event is sponsored by the Criminology Alumni Chapter, the Department of Athletics and the Returning Athletes Program. During the past six years Student Athlete Day has expanded from hosting 30 at-risk students to 220. Dance Ensemble Presents New Works The Maryland Dance Ensemble presents several new dance works on April 1 3-1 5, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Madden Theater. The performances will feature a new work creat- ed for the ensemble in January by visiting New York artist Mark Haim. "Elusive," for seven dancers, is a lively, quirky exploration of attempts and failures to achieve connections. The equally quirky costumes for the piece are designed by Liz Prince and the work is set to Mexican songs by Linda Ronstadt and Cesaria Eora. Contributions by two graduate students, Stephanie Thibeault and Ludovic Jolivet are includ- ed in die program. "Within the Chaos," for 11 dancers by Thibeault deals in sound and move- ment with the turmoil in urban life. Joli vet's "Roger and Lucie" is a comic/mune work, described as "...bril- liant... sweedy witty and poignant" by The Washington Post. Katherine Iacono's dance "...But mostly he's Irish — in love with his God," is inspired by die relationships and history of the Irish side of her family, s "No Name Woman," a duet by Jennifer Roth, is inspired by Sandra CLsneros "The House on Mango Street," and examines women's conscious and uncon- scious choices, Jennifer Katz's "Control of circumstance," expresses a search for understanding of where we are and how we go there. Monica SmoUiers', completes the pro- gram, The dances were selected by a faculty panel, Meriam Rosen, Ed Tyler and Anne Warren. The program is directed by Rosen and Paul Jackson is the technical and lighting director. Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for stu- dents and seniors. For dekets and more information, call 405-7847. TTlfc., , J? April 11, 2000 Outlook 7 Harold Brodsky, associate profes- sor in the geography department, was named the first honorary faculty mem- ber of the month (March) for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Lambda Chi initiated the project as an outreach program to the university and its staff, to honor the classes the fraternity brothers find interesting and fulfilling. Daniel Carafelii has been appointed director of internet and busi- ness services for the Engineering Research Center, the university's statewide program for technology transfer and economic development. He is responsible for man- aging a portfolio of critical web sites and for coordi- nating internet, e-business and supply chain manage- ment initiatives for the Engineering Research Daniel Carafelii Center. He also will over- see the development of the A.James Clark School of Engineering Web site. Prior to this promotion Carafelii was director of finance and administra- tion for the Engineering Research Center. He will continue his oversight of financial and business matters for the center. Carafelii brings severai years of diverse business, information technolo- gy and internet experience to his new position. During his career at the University of Maryland, Carafelii led the development of numerous information technology projects including the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRT) student information system. MFRI's comprehensive database man- agement system houses the training records of Maryland's fire and rescue personnel. Carafelii received degrees in both business and computer studies from University College where he also completed the graduate level certificate program in financial management: Carafelii holds the prestigious and inter- nationally recognized certified purchasing^manager (C.PM.) designation. The C.PM. is the world's leading supply chain management designation. During 1999 Carafelii received the Information Technology Achievement Award from the institute of Management Accountants and was certified in research admin- istration by the university's Office of Research Advancement and Administration. The Board of Regents hon- ored Jordan Goodman and Charles Wellford last Friday NOTABLE for their contributions to teaching and public service, respectively They were two of 13 University System of Maryland (USM) faculty members hon- ored for their contributions in one of five areas: collaborative efforts with other USM institutions, mentoring, pub- lic service, teaching or research. Each recipient was given $1,000 and a com- memorative plaque. Goodman is professor and chair of the department of physics. Wellford is professor and chair of the department of criminology and criminal justice. The Board of Regents established the awards in 1995 to highlight distin- guished performance by University System faculty. All nominees must have been USM faculty members for at least five years. Judy Ollan Judy Olian, senior associate dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and professor of management and organiza- tion, has been selected dean of the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration at The Pennsylvania State University. Her appointment is effective July 1 . Since 1995, Olian has led the develop- ment of the Smith School's initiatives to enhance acade- mic excellence and national rankings, and to advance partner- ships and build support for the school from businesses, alumni and international constituencies . She oversees the acade- mic, administrative and information tech- nology strategies of the school, is closely involved in fundrais- ing efforts, and is a central liaison with the university admin- istration and other colleges. She joined the faculty in 1979. Olian is cur- rently principal inves- tigator of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project, "Accelerating the Diffusion of Netcentricity," a multi- year project investi- gating the technical, organizational, behav- Jordan Goodman ioral and economic aspects of the net- centric revolution, and has ongoing partnerships with such companies as Sun Microsystems, IBM, Oracle and EDS. Olian was the founder and director of the IBM-Total Quality Project at the University of Maryland. She led an interdisciplinary team in developing the innovative and award-winning busi- ness-engineering undergraduate cur- riculum and research program, based on total quality concepts. Gov. Parris Glendening lias appoint- ed Kevin Oxendine the new student regent to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Oxendine, a sophomore majoring in economics, finance, and government and politics, is a member of the University System of Maryland Student Council, the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism and a founding member of the Maryland Youth Service Action Committee. Gary Paveia, director of judicial programs and student ethical develop- ment, has been asked to serve on the Duke University Kenan Ethics Program Advisory Board. He joins such distinguished members as Robert Coles, professor of social ethics at Harvard University; David Gergen, editor at large for U.S. News and World Report, and William Raspberry, colum- nist for the Washington Post. Established in 1995, the ethics pro- gram supports the study of teaching and ethics and promotes moral reflec- tion and commitment in personal, pro- fessional, community and civic life.The program encourages moral inquiry across intellectual disciplines and pro- fessions and moral reflection about campus policies and procedures. It also supports efforts to address ethical questions of public concern within and across communities. The board's work is guided by the program's conviction that universities have a responsibility to prepare students for lives of person- al integrity and reflective citizenship by nurturing their capacities for critical thinking, compassion, courage and their concern for justice. Gary Paveia Charles Wellford Walking with Dinosaurs Bring dinosaurs back to life (on the small screen) with a preview of the forthcoming Discovery Channel TV documentary, "Walking with Dinosaurs," Wednesday, April 12, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., in room 1 140 Plant Sciences Building. Thomas Holtzjr., of the geology depart- ment, is one of the stars of the show. At the April 12 event he will talk about the long association of dinosaur science and the media, dating back to the 1850s. He'll give some of the background of the series "Walking with Dinosaurs," then show some key clips from each of the main sections of the show (with some comment on what is good science and what is spec- ulation in each). For more information, call 405-4365 or visit the Web site www.geol.umd. edu. Rape Aggression Defense Classes The University of Maryland Police Department has sched- uled two additional Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Women's Self Defense Classes.The program includes a personal safety discussion, self defense techniques diat are "easy to learn and easy to retain," and concludes with an optional simulat- ed attack. The 1 4-hour program, taught one night a week for four weeks, is current- ly offered free to faculty, staff and students. Bring your mother, daughters or sisters for $25. Classes are limited to 20 women. Class 100: 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 20 & 27, May 4& 11. Class 101:6-9:30 p.m., Mondays, April 24, May 1, 8.&15. To register, call 405- 3555 or visit the police department Web site at www.umpd.umd.edu. S Outlook April 11,2000 for your events • lectures • semi wards • etc Just for Laughs The Art Gilncr Center for Humor Studies presents a Women's Humor Conference Thursday, April 13 throughout the day and evening. The conference features talks like "Lolita Meets Betty Crocker Humor and Womens Magazines" and "Too Much of a Good Thing is WonderfukThe Humor of Excess."The lectures take place 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2-3 p.m. at 21 1 1 Stamp Student Union. Starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Nyumburu Cultural Center several performances will take place, includ- ing "An Evening with Moms Mabley" by Charisma and "Samantha 'Rashes' the Woman Question" by Jane Curry. For more information, call Donald Snyder at 405-762 1 or e-mail to d jkay ©warn, umd .cdu . Black Faculty and Staff Conference June 14-16 The university community is invit- ed to attend the 13th Annual Black Faculty and Staff Conference, June 14- 16 at the Greenbelt Marriott. The theme of this year's conference is "Leadership: Promoting Excellence, Equity, Diversity and Civility in Higher Education." The three-day national conference registration fee for university employ- ees is $195 and $295 for off-campus participants. The fee includes the cost for the awards banquet. For more information, or to regis- ter for the conference, visit the Web site at www.umd.edu/bfsaconferencc. For more information, call Roberta Coates, registration chair at 314-8481. Preventing Hate and Bias "Preventing Violence and Promoting Respect," is the subject of a live, interactive teleconference tak- ing place Friday, April 14, from 1 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in room 0106 of Francis Scott Key Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The teleconference is being con- ducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Violence Prevention Program Education Development Center and Prevention Institute, Inc. Preceding the teleconference, Henry Westray Jr., of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will facilitate a panel discus- sion on the issues of hate and bias with local experts on these subjects. Pre-registration for the event is required by telephone at 877-778- 4774 or internet at www.walcoff.com/partnerships. Third Generation Wireless PCS Systems Short Course The university's master's program in telecommunications is sponsoring a special short course this spring, titled "Third Generation Wireless PCS Systems." Offered May 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at University College Inn and Conference Center, this course will be taught by Kamran Etc mad. posed of senior citizens and directed by Nancy Havlik. The concert will be fun for the whole family, young and old. There will be no advance ticket sales. A donation is requested at the door: $5 adults; $3 under 12. For more information, email: DanceLabl@aol.com or call 405-7039. Pepsi Enhancement Fund Proposals for funding for pro- grams, events or initiatives from the Pepsi Enhancement Fund for Fall 2000 are currently being solicited. Funding proposals are due on April 20 to Marsha Guenzler-Stevens at 1135 Stamp Student Union or via e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are welcomed from student organizations, departments, colleges and other university agencies. Alumni Jazz Brunch Cruise Join Maryland alumni and friends Sunday, May 21, as they set sail on the Odyssey and cruise the Potomac on a jazz brunch cruise, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 600 Water Street, S.W., in Washington, DC. The event is sponsored by the Black Alumni Club. For more information and to RSVP by April 14, contact Llatetra Brown at 405-8061 or lb email@example.com. The cost is $50 per person, All proceeds will support the Parren Mitchell Scholarship Fund.s part-time instructor and director of Technology, Wireless Facilities, Inc. Participants will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the major requirements, system features and concepts considered in the design of 3G systems. The course also will introduce them to the basic chan- nelization and protocols structure of the major 3G standards: EDGE.W- CDMA and CDMA2000. While the course is open to all interested participants, a familiarity with basic communications systems is recommended. For more information, see www.ece.umd.edu/ents/s hort_ courses.html, or contact the Office of Extended and Continuing Education, at cm21 firstname.lastname@example.org, 403-2972, or at 800-711 UMCP (8267). Dancing into the Millennium The dance department announces "Moving into the Millennium," a dance concert to benefit Creative Dance Lab, Sunday. April 16 at 4 p.m., in the Dorothy Madden Theater in the Dance Building located in parking lot V-l .The concert features modern dance choreography and improvisa- tion by Creative Dance Lab students and faculty, as well as guest artists Kinetics Dance Theatre and Quicksilver, a dance company corn- Seminar on the Taiwan Elections The Institute for Global Chinese Affairs presents a seminar, "The Taiwan Elections and Their Implications for U.S.-Taiwan Relations "Thursday, April 13,from 3 to 5 p.m., in room 0105 St. Mary's Hall. Lyushun Shen, deputy director, TECRO, will present welcoming remarks. Other speakers include Ambassador Nat Bellocchi, Bellocchi and Co., Inc.; Norman Fu, China Times; and Alexander Huang, CSIS, Linjun Wu, visiting scholar and Shu Ciuang Zhang, history, all of University of Maryland. Reserve your space by contacting Rebecca McGinnis at 405- 0213; fax: 405^)219 or e-mail: email@example.com. Her Voice, Her Journey Dancer and choreographer Nillima Devi performs "Her Voice, Her Journey" April 11 at 8 p.m. in Ulrich Recital Hall. The free performance cel- ebrates the feminine with classical and innovative choreography. Devi imbues the rich Indian classical tradi- tion of Kuchipudi with contemporary relevance; fusing the age-old vigor of beat and line with new interpreta- tions of ancient myths. For more information, contact Ken Schweitzer at 405-1850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deer on Campus Deer are running from the wooded area near the Chesapeake Building; more specifically near the curved road off of 193 & Azalea Lane.There's an S-shaped curve with woods on both sides just before the turn for the Chesapeake Bldg. All drivers in this part of the cam- pus are urged to be alert to the situa- tion to prevent a serious accident. Classroom Design for Technology Integration Technology, the Internet and the Americans with Disabilities Act all have an impact on classroom design. Get the information you need about the newest approaches to classroom design and hear from the designers themselves at a free satellite video- conference, "Designing Classrooms for Technology Integration and Accessibility," Thursday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. in room 4205 Hornbake Library. No fee or pre-reg- istration is required to attend. . For further information, see: www. tint . edu/cc umc/videoconfer- ence/infoframe.htm or contact Allan Rough at email@example.com Standing Committee Volunteers The College Park Senate is solicit- ing volunteers for 2000-2001 Senate standing committee service. Terms on standing committees are two years for faculty and staff, one year for students. Information on each of the com- mittees can be found on the web at: www.inform . umd. edu/Senate/docu- mentsthatgovern/bylaws/article6/. Application forms may be obtained by calling the Senate Office at 405- 5805 or may be submitted on-line at: www.inform.umd.edu/Senate/Campu sCrier/campwidecommpref.htral. For best consideration, application forms should be received by the Senate Office (1 100 Marie Mount Hall) no later than Wednesday, April 12. Distance Education Consortium The Office of Continuing and Extended Education and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are hosting a live, national videocon- ference on administrative issues impacting the full-scale implementa- tion of distance education Thursday, April 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m .in room 4400 Computer and Space Sciences Building. Case studies from four uni- versities will be presented. The local discussion will include an update on the University of Maryland distributed learning initiatives, policies and strate- gies. A complimentary lunch precedes the videoconference at noon. To reserve a space, contact Rosemary Blunck at 405-6534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.