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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 25 • April 11, 2000 

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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- 

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 

"My colleagues and I now 
believe that with a much 

Continued on page 6 

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Maryland Day 2000 

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climb, get tips on gotf swings, watch a hurricane, enjoy a wide variety of Ive music and dance 
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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 


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 


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 


"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 review of physics professor Robert Park's com- 
ing book, "Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to 

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 

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. 


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 

The scholars and tiieir grant projects 

•Assessing the New Leadership Process: How 
Do We Start?, Paul Arsenault, School of Business & 
Public Affairs, West Chester University, Pennsylva- 

•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 

Information and applications are available by contacting Thomas Noyes, 
marketing coordinator at 314-7270 or via email at sum_marketing@ac email. 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 " 



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. 


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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- 

"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- 

"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 

"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 

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. 


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- 

4 Outlook April 11,2000 

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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, 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. 

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* 

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, or* 
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, 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- 

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 

5-2938, cwpost® umd 5 or 
www.inform.umd .edu/PT.* 


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- 

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 

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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 

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 and click 
on "RAD Events" or contact John Duga at 314-1303 or 
j dugan ©union 



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 

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 

Beautify Your 

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 

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: users/hgic 


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- 

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 

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 

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 

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- 

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., , 


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 

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 


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 

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 

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 


members as 

Robert Coles, 

professor of 

social ethics at 



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 

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. 

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, 

To register, call 405- 
3555 or visit the police 
department Web site at 

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 

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 

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 

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 

There will be no advance ticket 
sales. A donation is requested at the 
door: $5 adults; $3 under 12. For 
more information, email: 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 
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 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 hort_ 
courses.html, or contact the Office of 
Extended and Continuing Education, 
at cm21, 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: 

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 

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 

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- 
Application forms may be obtained 
by calling the Senate Office at 405- 
5805 or may be submitted on-line at: 

For best consideration, application 
forms should be received by the 
Senate Office (1 100 Marie Mount 
Hall) no later than Wednesday, April 

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- 

A complimentary lunch precedes 
the videoconference at noon. To 
reserve a space, contact Rosemary 
Blunck at 405-6534 or