yfUb Uab-oci Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 14 'Number 21 • April 25, 2000 P*G* 3 L Theatre Designers Recognized for Outstanding Achievement Three members of the theatre department are nominat- ed for a total of five Helen Hayes Awards, which recognize outstanding artistic achievement in local productions. Dan Conway, Helen Huang and Dan Wagner will be hon- ored at the annual ceremony, often referred to as the "Washington-area Tonys " Winners will be announced May 8 at the John E Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the 16th annu- al Helen Hayes Awards Presentation, hosted by S, Epatha Merkcrson from television's "Law and Order." This is the first time all three colleagues have been nominated in the same year, Huang is nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for out- standing costume design in the production "Indian Ink," which is nominated for eight awards. "This is Helen's first nomination, and long overdue," says Conway. "She's just a brilliant costume designer." "Indian Ink," which played at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D,C.,is a sophisticated love story about an English poet who finds adventure, passion and romance in Colonial India. Huang, a designer for 10 years, created period costumes for alternating scenes between India and modern England. As the female protagonist falls in love with an Indian prince and becomes more Eastern, her costumes change as well. In an early scene where she visits the palace, Continued on page 7 From Shuttle Diplomacy to Final Accords Henry Kissinger to Reflect on Unfinished Journey in Sadat Lecture for Peace Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will deliver the third annual Sadat Lecture for Peace Thursday, May 4 in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony atTawes Theatre. Twenty-five years after his "shut- de diplomacy" succeeded in arranging cease-fire agreements to end the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Kissinger is expected to offer a unique historical perspective on the continuing Middle East negotiations and the prospects for achieving lasting peace in the region. The Sadat Lecture for Peace was estab- lished to honor the legacy of slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, whose courage and bold diplomacy continue to inspire leaders today. Each year, a distin- guished individual with extraordinary experience and accomplishments in world affairs is invited to present the annual lecture. Kissinger shared the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a cease-fire with North Vietnam. He also is remem- bered for promoting the policy of detente with the Soviet Union and the opening of China, which led to President Continued on page 6 Henry Kissinger 1999 Inventions of the Year Announced, High-Tech Innovation Celebrated A novel interferon tau mutant devel- oped to treat various debilitating condi- tions and deadly diseases; a mediod designed to improve optical wireless communications systems by reducing signal fading; and a fast-switching modu- lator device that could help increase speed and capacity of fiber optic com- munications systems are the universi- ty's three 1999 Inventions of the Year. President Dan Mote recently present- ed the inventors with plaques and $500 in award money at the 1 3 th annual Invention of the Year reception, spon- sored by the Office of Technology Liaison (OTLj.The winning inventions were selected by an independent panel from 1 13 information, life and physical science inventions on the basis of cre- ativity, novelty and potential overall benefit to society. Life Science Scientists and researchers around the globe are using recent biotechnology advancements to learn how to use the human body's own tools and weapons to develop the next generation of medi- cines to treat various cancers,ATDS, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating conditions and deadly diseases. Assistant professor Carol Pontzer, graduate student researcher Lynnette Shorts and undergraduate student researcher Christina Dancz, in the department of cell biology and molecu- lar genetics, have developed a novel mutant of an interferon tau, a Type 1 interferon (a protein naturally found in the human body that possesses potent antiviral effects), with great therapeutic implications for diseases such as can- cers, leukemia, hepatitis B and C, and for autoimmune diseases such as multi- ple sclerosis. The use of Type 1 interferons is a tried process. Interferon alpha is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma, hairy cell leukemia, venereal warts and chronic hepatitis B and C, Clinical trials are also being con- ducted to use interferon alpha as treat- ment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, malignant melanoma, chronic myeloge- nous leukemia, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, laryngeal papillomatosis and AIDS. But treatments using interferon alpha are constrained because the pro- tein is toxic, and patients suffer side effects from flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and rashes to anorex- ia, peripheral neuropathy and thrombo- cytopenia. The more recently discov- ered interferon tau is a less-toxic antivi- ral and anticancer agent. The patent- pending interferon tau mutant devel- oped at the university has an even greater antiproliferative effect than the native interferon tau. Other finalists in the life science cat- egory were titled "Processes for Hydrogen Bonding Between Chain Molecules and Novel Applications to Information and Analytical Technology and Devices," developed by Mohamad Al-Sheikhh/, William Bentley and Joseph Silverman;"PotentialTelomerase Inhibitors," developed by Jeffery Davis; and "Olefin Polymerization Catalysts with High Activity for the Polymeri- zation of Alpha Olefins and in a Living and Stereoselective Manner," developed by Lawrence Sita and Kumudini Jayaratne. Information Science Fast-paced, almost-daily technology advances have fundamentally changed the way data is transferred across com- munications systems. With increased communications capability and produc- tivity, wireless communications systems have become the optimal choice for transmitting data and the principal focus of the telecommunications indus- try. Optical wireless systems are line-of- sight communications links that use lasers to transmit data. A significant problem of these systems is that unpre- dictable fading often occurs as the opti- cal beam passes from the transmitter to the receiver through the atmosphere. This happens because atmospheric tur- bulence causes fluctuations which dis- tort the signal intensities. To reduce the problem of fading and to improve the performance of optical wireless communications systems, elec- trical and computer engineering profes- sor Christopher Davis has developed a delayed diversity communications scheme. Because atmosphere does not significantly change the polarization of an optical beam, Davis' scheme uses error-correcting codes of polarization and wavelength diversity to significant- ly reduce fading. This patent-pending method can be developed for many applications includ- ing: short-range, high-data-rate links for local area networks; bridging gaps in ground-based networks; ground-to-satel- Continued on page 5 2 Outlook April 25,2000 "I saw no role for the research university, something that should be of concern to College Park, Johns Hopkins and ; the University of Maryland, Baltimore r*— University presi- dent Dan Mote comments on dissatisfaction with a draft of the new state plan for higher education being assem- bled by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. (Baltimore Sua April 8) "Faster, but no improvement in the learning process... This is what I call 'the computer gets an A, the student gets an F" experiment. If you didn't understand it before you saw it, you wouldn't learn much from it" — Edward Redisb, profes- sor of physics, talking about a virtual experiment on the science of motion done by a computer, as opposed to stu- dents doing the staid nitty-gritty work. (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7) "The students in Jo Paoletti's undergraduate course on race and ethnicity were getting into a fairly heated debate.... "The screen went so fast you couldn't read it. It was the equiva- lent of everyone talking at once. No one was listening. I had to shout — you know, use all capital letters — twice to get people to stop. Then we scrolled back and looked at every- thing that had happened. We had the opportunity to ask: What made that (hyphenated identities) such a hot-button incident? What were we reacting to? Try that in a regular classroom!' " —Jo Paotetti, associate professor of American studies, describes teaching a course on-line. (Washington Post, April 9) "I'm working on a mission right now where our ability to move forward is dependent on waiting for my university's lawyers to tell me what the rules are." — Glenn Mason, pro- fessor of physics, talks about confusing and limiting fed- eral rules regarding foreign-born colleagues and satellite technology research. (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14) "I know Claudia Kennedy, and if she says something inap- propriate happened, I believe her." — Mady Wechsler Segal, professor of sociology, is a supporter ofLt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, who sparked controversy by accusing another general of sexual Jutrassment. (Baltimore Sun, April 11) V "Hallelujah... the scholarships go a long way to support any altruistic instincts these kids might have." — Education dean Edna Szymanski's reaction to HOPE scholarship money rising from $3,000 to $5,000 a year for college students studying education. (Baltimore Sun, April 16) "It could bite you on the butt if you stand on principle (and decline to run the video) because it's going to be in the other guy's paper or the other guy's station... In the .current environment , not all of the various media are being operat- ed by the most thoughtful individuals..." — Incoming jour- nalism dean Tom Kunkel comments on the airing of a tape of Elian Gonzalez stating the six-year-old does not want to go back to Cuba. (Washington Post, April 15) 'It has a long history, from Frankenstein back to the ancient idols and voodoo dolls. It's all the same, and it's silly." — Computer scientist Ben Shnelderman's opinion of the attempt to build faux humans, like Face robots and knowbots. (Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2) ©tLfl©C£ Cuius Go Roaming on Campus with Your Laptop The new Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) roaming system allows laptops and other mobile devices to freely move between campus buildings. Any device on the campus network that has been assigned an Internet Provider OP) address can be registered for the DHCP roaming service. After a laptop or other device is registered, its network software can be changed to use DHCP Campus DHCP servers will then automatically tell the registered device what network configu- ration should be used (IP address, default gate- way, DNS names and servers). When the device is used on its home net- work, it will be assigned the usual IP address and hostname. When the device is taken to another building it will be given a temporary IP address and hostname for the duration of its use there. Devices are registered for DHCP roaming by departmental Local Area Network (LAN) admin- istrators. "LAN admin" is a new designation. It is someone who is authorized by the department's Departmental Data Representative (DDR) to make changes to a department's network config- uration. Currently only the DHCP roaming ser- vice can be configured. Departments can have multiple "LAN admins." There is currently no restriction on how long a device is allowed to roam. If a device spends more time roaming on a particular network than it does its home network, the "LAN admin" may be asked to rehome that device. To register laptops, "LAN admins" should go to register.net.umd.edu. "LAN admins" may use this registration system only after their DDRs have submitted the LAN admin registration form. Go to noc.umd.edu/Forms/LanAdmin.pdf to get a copy of this form. Once "LAN admins" are registered, they will be informed via email that they have access to the DHCP roaming management system. For questions, send e-mail to DHCP roaming administrator at email@example.com. Questions and Answers What DHCP parameters and lease times are returned by the campus DHCP servers? IP Address Netmask Default Gateway DNS domain name DNS server IP addresses Devices are given a seven-day lease when used on their home network .Thirty-minute leases are used when roaming. Can I register multiple DHCP mac addresses for the same IP address? No, you can register only one MAC address per IP address. How do the campus DHCP servers interact with my departmental DHCP server? If devices are only registered with one or the other, there will be no problems. If a department is doing fixed DHCP assignments and is only using the same set of DHCP options mentioned above, there should be no problems. Can I used this service to register devices that will never roam? Yes. This is a good choice for departments that want to move to DHCP client configurations, but do not want to run their own DHCP servers. What if I change the ethernet card on my reg- istered laptop? ■ If your laptop is registered and you change your ethernet card after registration you will no longer be able to roam. You must unregister the laptop and re-register with the new MAC address. How many Lan admins can a department have? * Departments can have multiple Lan admins. Support Special Olympics this Summer June 2A, Special Olympics athletes will gather at the university to participate in Special Olympics Maryland 2000 Summer Games. The three-day competition includes six sporting events; aquatics, bowling, equestrian, golf, softball and track and field.The games provide the ath- letes with an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain a sense of accomplishment while learn- ing how to be part of a team. Special Olympics Maryland estimates 1175 par- ticipating athletes, 4000 coaches and 2000 volun- teers for this summer's games. An elaborate open- ing ceremony kicks off the games and a closing ceremony concludes the weekend. Volunteers are a fundamental element of the summer games. Special Olympics Maryland needs 2000 volunteers to ensure the success of the games. Volunteers are recruited from service orga- nizations, corporate businesses and the local com- munity. Anyone interested in volunteering is encour- aged to apply. Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in various areas ranging from computer ser- vices to athlete escorting to running sports clin- ics and activities, and more. For more information about Special Olympics Maryland Summer Gaines, call 410-290-761 1, ext. 6, and leave your name and address. 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 Cat heart Executive Editor; Jennifer Hawes, Editor; Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; David Abrams, Graduate Assistant Letters to the edtor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please sub- mit ail material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook. 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Telephone (301) 4054629; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ April 25, 2000 Outlook 3 ******** DAY 200« L»lfe The University off Maryland* College Park is Opening itS doors to alumni and their families, parents, prospective students, the business community and residents of the sur- rounding Baltimore-Washington Metro area. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., our beautiful campus will buzz with activity as visitors join students, faculty, staff and their families for a day of learning, exploration and fun for the entire community. APRIL 29, 2000 m?te </ pl% Thar* will ba aaaaatMng for O UStyo— to experience and explore, provided by Maryland Day sponsoring departments. From hands-on research demonstrations, exhibits and workshops, to live music and dance performances, tours, lectures, petting zoos and sports events, there's a good chance you'll learn something new, take something home and have a great time. Bring your family and stay for the day. Check out all the events espe- cially for kids: Kid Finger-printing, "Bob the Vidtech" from MFT Kidworks, the Great Shootout at Cole Field House, insect petting zoos, story telling, Ag Day and plaNFT UM — and that's just the beginning. Come to the carnival on the mall, stay for lunch, listen to great music and be sure to have some of our famous ice cream! Students, Faculty and Staff... Bring your friends and family and show them why we are so proud of our university. You won't want to miss a thing at Maryland Day. To map out your game plan use this dayplanner (right). For a guide to the hundreds of Maryland Day events and other information, visit the Web site at finish here .it 5 p.m. kWA ViA V***r\\t*****^ VrWA* WWW t***** ****** ******* ********* *** tt r r*t *ft* r **** rrn *** f * *** **>* *** tn ***** daietim Quirky Comedy 'Private Eyes' Opens Apr. 26 mary 'land r Guide to University Events April 25 - May 4 April 25 12:30 p.m. MTTH Lecture^The Students Weigh In: Information Technology in the Classroom— What Works, What Doesn't* a brown bag roundtabte discussion as pan of the Digital Dialogues Series. 2M100E McKeldin Library. 3 p.m. Department of French and Italian Lecture: Through Which Lens? Reflections on Italian Cinema Today." Guido Fink, film critic for the lecture series "Modem Italy: Aspects of the Future.* St, Mary's Hall. 5-4024. 330 p.m. Africa and the Americas Panel Discussion: "Africa in/and the Americas: Multidisciplinary Perspectives" 0126 Francis Scott Key Hall. 5*835. 3:30 p.m. Lecture: "The Future of Chinese-American Relations: Can History be a Guide?"Warren Cohen, UMBC. 0106 Francis Scott Key Hall. 5-021 3 or rml65@umail. umd.edu 4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Voodoo Science: Perpetuum Mobile," Robert Park, professor of physics. 1410 Physics Bklg, 6-9 pjn.Workshop:"Advanced HTML," introduces 'frames' and 'image map- ping' as useful and attractive inter- faces for the user. Additional advanced topics covered will be con- structing 'graphics animation' with banner and graphic images to enhance web page presentations. Registration required. 4404 Computer St Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2938, email@example.comAedu or www.inform. umd.edu/PT * 8-10 p.m. Lecture: "Current Issues in Performance Studies." 2203 Art- Sociology Bldg. Shahid Ali, author of "The Beloved Witness: Selected Poems." A book signing will follow the reading. Special Events Room, Fourth floor, McKeldin Library. 5-3820. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre:"Private Eyes-Tawes Bldg. 5-2201.' April 27 April 26 Noon: Counseling Center Research and Development Series: "Working with Latino Immigrant Families in the Metropolitan Area: Issues of acculturation "Viviana Azar, Multicultural Program, Adult Mental Health, Montgomery County. 0114 Shoemaker Bldg. 3:30 Lecture: "National Scholarships Information Session," a how-to ses- sion about various scholarships and fellowships. Anne Arundel Basement Lounge. 4-1 289. 4 p.m. Astronomy Lecture: "Cosmic Habitability:The Origin and Character of Planetary Systems," David Koerner, University of Pennsylvania. 2400 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. 7 p.m. Writers Here and Now Reading featuring Marilyn Nelson, author of "The Homcplacc" and Agha 9:30 a.m. Lecture: "Efficient and Reliable A Posteriori Error Estimatos for Elliptic Obstacle Problems," 3206 -Math Building. 5-5 11 7. 10:30 a.m. Workshop: "How to Access TERF Online," 3 100 Hombake Bldg. 4-7225.5 3 p.m. Africa and the Americas Panel Discussion: "Issues in Black Education: Dilemmas and Solutions" 3203 Art/Sociology Building. 5-6835. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "A Few Good Men," play by Aaron Sorkin. 5-2201 or www. inforM.umd.edu/ THET/plays.* 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "Private Eyes."Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 or www. inforM.umd. edu/ THET/plays.' April 28 Noon. Department of Communication Lecture: "Bill Clinton and the Ethics of Speech writing ," Martin Medhurst , Texas A&M University. 0200 Skinner Bldg. 54)528. 8-11 p.m. Music: Guarneri String Quartet in Concert. Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-5570. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "A Few Good Men " play by Aaron Sorkin. Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 or www. inforM. umd .edu/ THET/plays . ' April 29 2-4 p.m. University Theatre: "Private Eyes.'Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 or www.inforM . umd.edu/ THET/plays. • 7:30 p.m. Music: 'Susanna,* Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-7847* 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "A Few Good Men," play by Aaron Sorkin. Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 or www.tnforM.umd.edu/ THET/plays." May 1 4:15 p.m. Lecture; "Finite Element Methods for Nonconvex Minimization Problems and an Application in Material Science." 3206 Math Bldg. 5-5117, tvp@math umd.edu or www.math.umd. cdu/dept/seminars/nas. 7:30 p.m. Music:"The Magic Flute University Theatre presents "Private Eyes" Apr. 26-May 7 in Pugliese Theatre. From one of America's brightest new playwrights, Steven Dietz, this production examines issues of truth, reality and marital fidelity. The play is a quirky comedy that unmistakably confirms art imitates life. Or vice-versa. Or both. Director Carey Upton is a university acting instructor at whose directing credits include " Someday 's Gone" and "The Turn of the Screw" at Horse Cave Theatre and "Comedy of Errors,'" , Love's Labours Lost" and "The Fiery Rain" at Shakespeare and Company. Upton is a classical text & acting faculty member with Shakespeare and Company and also teaches acting at Woolly Mammoth Theatre company He is co-director of the Whole Actor Research Project, and has stage managed at Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Arkansas Rep and the Actors' Theatre of Louisville. M.R. Moscynski, a second-year master's stu- dent in scenic design, serves as scenic design- er for this production. His recent credits include the puppet design for "The Fable of Macbeth" at University Theatre and scenic artist for Wolf Trap Opera's Summer 1999 sea- son. Costume designer Levonne Lindsay is com- pleting her second year as an master's student in costume design. She also designed "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at University Theatre and "Madame Butterfly" for Capital City Opera. Lighting design is by second-year master's student in theatre design Robert Scharff. "Private Eyes" is his third design for University Theatre. Senior design and technical theatre major Christopher Eucare will serve as sound design- er, Eucare's previous credits include sound design for "An Evening of Provincetown One Acts" and the student production of "Largo Desolate." Performances are Apr. 26-29 and May 2-6 at 8 p.m., and Apr. 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 standard admission and $7 for students, senior citizens and standard groups, and $5 for senior citizen and student groups. For reservations or additional information, call the University Theatre box office at 405- 7847 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit the University Theatre Web site at www.inforM.umd.edu/THET/plays. .-<• /2* (with piano)," Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-5570.' May 3 May 2 2 p.m. Lecture: "Demonstrations in Chinese Calligraphy," Zhongwei Shen, University of Massachusetts. 0105 St. Marys Hall. 5-0219. 4 p.m. Physics Lecture: "Large Scale Magnetic Fields in the Universe," Steven Cowley, UCLA. 1410 Physics Bldg. 7:30 p.m. Music: 'Susanna," Ulrich Recital Hall 5-7847.* 7:30 p.m. Geology Lecture: "How River Channels Respond to Floods." Karen Prestegaard, associate profes- sor of geology. 1410 Plant Sciences Bldg. 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "Private Eyes.Tawes Bldg. 5-2201 or www. inforM . umd . edu/ THET/p lays. * 8-10 p.m. Lecture: "Building a Vocal Community," Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 9 a.m. - 4p,m. "Essential 21st Century Law for Information Professionals," surveys the essential civil and criminal laws which should be familiar to every information professional. 2111 Stamp Student Union. 5-2057, ra67@umail. umd.edu or www.clis.umd, edu/ce/. Noon. Research and Development Lecture: "Career Counseling in Japan: A Recruit Project "Akka Otani, Counseling Center. 01 14 Shoemaker Bldg. 7:30 p.m. Music: "The Magic- Flute (with piano)," Ulrich Recital Hall. 5-5570.* May 4 9 a.m. Lecture:"Finding and Using Sci-Tech Resources on the Web," workshop will look at what resources are available and how to find them. Considerable emphasis will be placed on how to locate and use "metasites," those small, specialized directories that can help reduce the uncertainty of knowing where to start and whether youVe missed any important sources, 4111 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 5-2057, ra67(g>umail. umd.edu or www.clis.umd. edu/ce. 9:30 a.m. Lecture: "On the Solution of Phase Change Problems using Adaptive Moving Meshes," 3206 Math Bldg. 5-5 1 1 or www.math.umd. edu/dept/se mi nars/nas 7:30 p.m. Music: 'Susanna," Ulrich Recital Hail. 5-7847.* 8-10 p.m. University Theatre: "Private Eyes."Tawes Bldg. S5-2201 or www.irubrM.umd. edu/ THET/plays.* Calendar Guide Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to outlook@acc- mail.umd.edu. April 25, 2000 Outlook S A Few Good Men 'Susanna' Kicks off Handel Festival The National Players present Aaron Sorkin's play "A Few Good Men" April 27-30. The production take place in Tawes Theatre April 27-29 at 8 p.m., and April 30 at 2 p.m. "A Few Good Men" is a drama about the dangerous differ- ence between following orders and following conscience. According to director Alan Wade, this play is "about moral choice, about doing the right thing. The title subverts the by now familiar Marine Corps advertising campaign, for the 'few good men' we identify are far from those who fit the stereotype of posterboard sloganeering." Wade is on the faculty of the theatre department at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is a National Players Tour veteran. Wade's other credits include work with The Potomac Theatre Project, Olney Theatre Center of the Arts, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage and Center Stage. Daniel Conway, assistant professor in scenic design at the University of Maryland whose work includes designs for five National Players' tours, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Cleveland Playhouse, is the scenic designer for the pro- duction. Tickets are $10 standard admission, $7 for senior citi- zens, students and standard groups, and $5 for senior citizen and student groups. For reservations or additional information, call the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center ticket office at 405- 7847 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1^ * * ^ The School of Music kicks off Handel Festival 2000 with Handel's "Susanna," an oratorio presented as a staged opera in collaboration with the Maryland Opera Studio. Performances take place April 29, May 2 and May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Ulrich Recital Hall. The production, directed by Leon Major and conducted by Paul Traver, features chamber singers of the University of Maryland Chorus, directed by Jesse Parker and members of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Additional festival events include free lectures and confer- ence sessions Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7. Confer- ence sessions I and II, "Handel's 'Susanna' and 'Solomon': Depictions of Nature in Music," take place May 6 and 7 at 9 a.m. An American Handel Society lec- ture, "Fifteen Ways to Skin an Oratorio, or Understanding Theodora,'' takes place May 6 at 3:15 p.m. The festival concludes with a concert con- ducted by Paul Traver, Handel's oratorio "Solomon," Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel with a free pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m The oratorio will be performed by the University Chorus, directed by Jesse Parker, and the Smithsonian Concerto Grosso with director Kenneth Slowik. Tickets arc $16 for "Susanna" and $10-$25 for "Solomon," with specially priced subscription tickets to both concerts available. Call 405-7847 for ticket and festival information. 1999 Inventions of the Year Announced, High-Tech Innovation Celebrated continued from page 1 lite links for global communications; and mili- tary applications for physically secure, covert and low-probability-of-detection communica- tions. Other finalists in the information science cat- egory were entitled "IMPACT Agent Develop- ment System," developed by Venkatramanan Subrahmanian, Carolyn Gasarch, Fatma Ozcan, Robert Rossjason Ernst.Thomas Eiter, Sarit Kraus, Juergen Dix, Timothy Rogers, Mustafa Tikir and Anatoliu Levkov; "Direct Annotation for Digital Images ," developed by Ben Shneiderman; and Urban World, developed by Derek Thompson, Todd Poston, W. Brian Tucker, Francis Lindsay, Paul Davis, Troy Clark and Chang-Yen Su. Physical Science Maria Linnik, a graduate student researcher, and Aristos Christou, chairperson and professor in the department of materials and nuclear engi- neering, have developed a monolithic ferroelec- tric lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate (PLZT) thin-film spatial phase modulator that offers better performance for optical communi- cations systems than the ceramic PLZT bulk optical devices that are currently used in these systems. PLZT devices are critical components of many optical communications systems, includ- ing parts of the Internet, cable television trans- mission and defense radar networks. They also have applications in programmable optical inter- connecting; steering or switching devices in fiber optic interconnecting; phase modulators and deflectors; display and optical processing systems; optical routers and polarization con- trollers; and in other imaging and non-imaging optical equipment. The PLZT spatial phase modulator developed at the university is monolithic, operates at lower voltages and has the ability to produce random- access optical beam steering without changing the geometry of the electrodes. The university's patent-pending device could help increase speed and capacity of fiber optic communica- tions systems with its fast switching response, good thermal stability and broadband optical transmission range. Other finalists in the physical science catego- ry were "Aerosol Concentration by Condensation and Chemical Analysis," developed by John Ondov; "Magnetic Combinatorial Screening," developed by Erin Fleet, Frederick Wellstood and Sojiphong Chatraphom; and "Gas- Phase Process for Large-Area Production of Nanocomposite Materials," developed by Sheryl Ehrman. The Office of Technology Liaison was estab- lished in 1986 to facilitate the transfer of life, information and physical science inventions developed at the university to business and industry. In the last 13 years, OTL has managed more than 850 technologies, secured more than 135 patents and executed more than 400 license agreements, generating $16 million in technology transfer income to the university, hi addition, 13 high-tech start-up companies have been formed based on technologies developed at the university. The Vikings are Coming to Maryland One thousand years ago Greenlander Leif Eiriksson and a small group of his followers landed on the shores of what Is now North America. Based on archeological evidence one of their landing places was L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. This year a number of countries,including Iceland, the United States and Canada will commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Viking arrival in North America, in Iceland, where more than 200 cultural events are planned. The year 2000 also marks the millennium anniversary of the adoption of Christianity. The University of Maryland is participating in the millennium celebrations with a May 1 symposium on "The Vikings." Sponsored by the department of Germanic studies with support from the College of Arts and Humanities and four Nordic gov- ernments, the program will feature speakers — several of them curators of the Smithsonian exhibit — from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the U.S. The program begins at 11 a.m. with a presentation by Sigrid Kaland, senior curator of the Archaeological Institute, Bergen Museum, University of Bergen, on "The Viking Homelands." At 1 p.m., a panel consisting of Jette Ameborg, senior researcher at SBLA-Greenland Research Center, the National Museum of Denmark, and Gisli Sigurd sson. Ami Magnusson Institute and the University of Iceland, discuss "The Greenland Colony" and "Iceland: a Multicultural New Society and the Vinland Sagas," respectively. At 3 p.m., a panel will discuss "GudridrThorbjarnardottir — the First White Woman in North America" and "The Viking Legacy"The speakers on the 3 p.m. panel Include Jenny Jochens, professor emerita,Towson State University and Carin Orrling, department head, National Museum of Antiquities, Stockholm. A reception follows. The symposium, to be held at the Language House All- Purpose Room, is free and open to the public. For further infor- mation, call Rose-Marie Oster at 405-4096. 6 Outlook April 25,2000 NOTABLE Raymond Miller, director of international programs for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received an honorary doc- torate last month from Moscow State Agro- engineering University (MSAEU) in Russia, The degree recognizes the work Miller has done to advance Russian agriculture and agricultural education. He and colleagues from the University of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and USDA's Agricultural Research Service have been working with Russian offi- cials and academicians since 1977, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had a memorandum of understanding with MSAEU for a decade.This MOU has lead to stu- dent exchanges, WebCT training of Russian fac- ulty in Maryland, co-sponsorship of a confer- ence in Russia, and collaborative efforts to revise and expand MSAEU s curriculum, "Our relationship with Moscow State Agro- engineering University has been fulfilling and fruitful because the faculty and administrators are particularly forward thinking and willing to try new and different things," says Miller. He and his colleagues are currently helping MSAEU administrators revise and expand their curriculum and develop their distance educa- tion capabilities. They also are discussing the potential for co-organizing a Russian electronic journal. Distance education is currently a "hot" topic in Russia now that MSAEU and two of the Moscow area's six other agricultural universi- ties (which each focus on a specific area of study, much like our academic departments) have created an 'Open University" to increase their educational reach. Miller expects the University of Maryland may play a role in bringing this new venture to fruition. He dis- cussed this venture and other agricultural and educational issues during his recent two-week trip to Russia and Uzbekistan. Ronald "Walters, distinguished leadership scholar at the Academy of Leadership, received the American University School of Intcrnation- al Service Alumnus of the Year Award at a cere- mony at the New Zealand Embassy last week. AU's School of International Service chose Walters to receive the award "because of his concern for pubUc service and because of his active leadership in dealing with issues of global inequality." Steve Fetter will receive the American Physical Society's Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for developing and communicating new ways to monitor arms control while maintain- ing national security. Fetter, professor in the School of Public Affairs, has worked to develop and promote new initiatives in nuclear arms control and nonproliferation policy that go beyond the missile counting of the past to take advantage of the new, more cooperative relationships between the U.S. and other nuclear weapon-holding countries. Fetter is author of "Toward a Comprehensive Test Ban" and co-author of "The Nuclear Turning Point" and "The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy," which puts forth a comprehensive program that would transform the roles nuclear weapons play in the national security policy of the United States. The $3000 award will be presented dur- ing the society's meeting in Long Beach, Calif., later this week.The award recognizes out- standing contributions to the public under- standing or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society. Director of the environmental policy spe- cialization of the School of Public Affairs, Fetter is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He also serves on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the National Council of the Federation of American Scientists and the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association. In 1993, Fetter was special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He has also been a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow at the State Department. Henry Kissinger Delivers Sadat Lecture continued from page I Richard Nixon's historic visit there in 1972. He served in foreign policy advisory positions for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Since leaving government, Kissinger has continued writing and consulting on foreign policy issues. "Dr. Kissinger continues to be one of the world's most highly respected experts on mat- ters of international relations," says Shibley Tc lh a mi, who holds the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development. "At this critical moment in the Middle East peace process, his reflections on the journey from the earlier negotiations with Israel, Egypt and Syria to today's talks offer us unusual insight" The Sadat Chair carries out work to further the dialogue for peace in the Middle East and throughout the world. The chair maintains an active research agenda on issues of conflict and peace and strives to bring the Washington, D.C., policy community in closer touch with the lat- est academic research findings. Established in 1997, the chair was made pos- sible, in large measure, by the commitment of Jehan Sadat, widow of the Egyptian leader and an associate resident scholar in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Individual contributors from around the world have supported the effort and many notable international figures continue to serve on the chair's advisory committee. The Sadat Lecture is open to the campus community, but reservations are necessary as seating Is limited. Contact the Office of Special Events by May 1 at 405-4638 or events@acc- mail.umd.edu. A public reception will follow- in the atrium of the Art-Sociology Building. Case Closed: Mock Trial Team Named National Champs They've reached a ver- tion," says Niles, the team's dict. The American Mock captain. Trial Association finds the All competitors' eyes University of Maryland were on Maryland during Mock Trial team guilty of many rounds. "Scouts," team wining its fifth members who observe dif- Intercollegiate Mock Trial ferent mock trial teams in Championship, sealing its courtroom performances, record for the greatest often crowded the room to number of wins earned by learn Maryland's strategy. a single school. "During some competi- Facing intense competi- tions, I've seen some scouts tion from top 10 college bring cameras to record us, teams like Princeton and but we usually have two to Northwestern universities, three different strategies, so Maryland won its division what they see during one and defeated the opposing round, may totally change division's University of ■ at the next," says Niles. Wisconsin, Madison, in the Noel Myricks, associate final round during the com- professor of family studies petition in Des Moines, and mock trial team direc- Iowa, April 16. tor, often stresses the This year's fictitious importance of having sever- criminal case centered al strategies ready for trial, around a man who was but he and three volunteer accused of beating his "best local attorneys use many friend" to death with a coaching techniques. shovel, stabbing him with a Two weeks before the knife, then dragging the national competition, body half a mile and bury- Myricks observed the team ing it. While the team during a practice trial dur- assumes the roles of the ing prosecution. "I told prosecution and defense, them they were an insult to during the final round the tradition and that I know team had to defend the they have the talent and accused criminal against ability to do a better job. I the state of Maine. want to see it," says Much like the legal Myricks. "I refused to sit eagles of ABC's "The and listen to the trial, so I Practice," the team of 21, walked out." including three attorney While leaving the room coaches, was considered could be considered harsh, relentless and resourceful it was no surprise to mock in its trial strategies. attorney Rosenberg. "His Compelling arguments and method of motivation is to courtroom performances sometimes light a fire, to led to high honors for most make us do better, because members of die team. the team takes what he Tziporah Rosenberg, a says to heart without get- senior family studies major, ting angry or upset," says earned a perfect score and Rosenberg. won the All American attor- The following week, ney award. Sebastian Niles, Myricks observed them a junior economics, deci- again."Theydida 180- sion information sciences degree turn and I told and finance major, also them, now you have nation- earned the award. al champion caliber," Outstanding wimess hon- The judge and jury also ors were earned by Rina ruled in their favor, making Patel, senior business major them national champions and Maria George, a senior once again. Maryland teams family studies and sociolo- previously won in 1992, gy major. 1993, 1996 and 1998.They "It's such a great feeling are the only the team in the to have won two of three country to have an unde- national championships feated record at the region- since I've been here, but it al level. is very intense and takes a — TIA MASON mental toughness to not get rattled by the competi- April 2S, 2000 Outlook Theatre Designers Recognized for Outstanding Achievement continued from page I Huang dressed her in an English cos- tume with an Indian jacket. As the pro- duction progresses, her wardrobe becomes increasingly ornate, from ordi- nary Western dresses to shiny silk garb The main character had eight costume changes throughout the play. Conway is nominated for two awards in outstanding set design, for "Ambrosio" at the Rep Stage in Columbia, and "The Desk Set" at the Studio Theatre. This year's Helen Hayes nominations are Conway's third and fourth. Last year he was nominated for "Suburbia" and "Seven Guitars," both at the Studio Theatre. "The Desk Set" is a musical comedy set in the American 1950s. Also known for its film adaptation starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, "The Desk Set" is about an efficiency expert coming to a radio station to introduce a mainframe computer to the office, mak- ing die women who work there afraid their jobs will become obsolete. Conway designed the set drawing upon the style of architect Frank Uoyd Wright's designs, building a '50s-style computer that threatens to supplant the ladies who work at the station. "I took the design of a computer and the design of 1950s automobiles, with fins and the like, and I blended those ideas together. So the computer would look accurate, but it would also have a comic feel to it. Plus it had to light up and blow up at the end," says Conway. In the finale, reminiscent of the famous fable "John Henry Versus the Machine," the computer explodes in the end trying to out think the ladies, prov- ing that computers will never replace; humans. Graduate assistants Michael Mosczyski and Scott Hengen researched and constructed the computer model used to build the set. "Ambrosio" was a different kind of production, about a 16th century monk who strug- gled with his sexual identi- ty, only to be burned alive in the Inquisition when he finally came to terms with it. "The interesting thing about that was it was an amazingly abstract piece," says Conway. "The set was a series of interlocking red boxes that were used to great effect in terms of designing the psychologi- cal space for that play. It was a play about ideas, whereas 'Desk Set' was about the story." Conway also worked with the lighting designer to create effects for the final scene of the monk's fiery death. By moving lights underneath a Plexiglas grid corridor, the designers elicited an effect of burning flames using the lights and the set. Wagner is nominated for two awards for outstanding lighting design for his work on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Shakespeare Theatre and "Sweeney Todd" at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Wagner has won six Helen Hayes awards in addi- tion to his 22 previous nominations. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," com- monly adapted in modern productions, was set in a French palace in die 1950s. The scenes were reordered, and charac- ters were inserted into scenes Shakespeare never intended. In an opening scene, Wagner created the effect of Hermia's bed spinning up into ' the sky using elaborate lighting schemes. In a beachscape scene, where the sand and backdrop were all white, Wagner used a "riot of colors" to high- light the actors adorned in colorful cos- Helen Hayes Award nominees Dan Conway, Helen Huang ment, first worked together on this 1996 production of * tumes. "There was lots of saturated light to pick up the actors out of the set," Wagner says. The set also featured sev- eral 30-foot-long cornice moulding pieces that characters climbed up and down, chased by the lights. "Sweeney Todd," along with "Indian Ink," received the most nominations with eight. A dark musical set in indus- trial London, "Sweeney Todd" was a real change of pace from the lighter Shakespeare play. It is the story of a man wrongly convicted of a crime who returns to seek revenge upon the judge who sentenced him to prison and then stole his wife and child. In the process of trying to kill the judge, Todd and his meat-pie-maker accomplice uninten- tionally kill innocent bystanders. They grind them up into meat pies to mask' the murders. Wagner used lighting that highlight and Dan Wagner, of the theatre depart- "Othello" at University Theatre. ed gray scaffolding, creating an "archi- tectural, , 'structured look with sharp edges. "I used a lot of patterns inserted into the tight that make this fractured look of scattered light," Wagner says. The trio will be working together on an upcoming Boston Lyric Opera pro- duction, "Daughter of the Regiment," directed by theatre department head Leon Major. The show opens next February after previews in Manitoba, Canada, and Phoenix, Ariz. Since their first collaboration on Othello in 1996, the group has come to enjoy working together. "I'm so lucky to work with two amazing designers," Conway says."It's so rare in a university theatre situation to have the chance to work with so many working professjon- :tls. At other universities, that's not always the case." . -DAVID ABRAMS America Reads Mentors Bring Prince George's County Kids to Campus Each semester 70 to 80 University of Maryland Federal work-study students serve as reading mentors to approxi- mately 400 first- and second- graders. The eight schools selected by Prince George's county Public Schools person- nel, have low reading scores and high poverty levels. The goal of America Reads is to help in the effort to ensure all American children can read independently and well by the end of the third grade. National research shows 40 percent of American chil- dren fall short of this goal. Evaluation of the America Reads program reveals chil- dren who receive tutoring make significant progress in reading, school personnel find the university's reading men- tors to be highly effective, and the reading mentors learn from their experiences. In addition, the teachers unani- mously and endiusiastically state their pupils demonstrate a gready improved attitude toward reading as well as moti- vation to read and confidence in themselves as readers. America Reads has been working collaboratively for three years with Prince George's County Public Schools. America Reads staff and teachers have long sought to bring these young students to campus knowing it will have a tremendous impact on their lives. This dream has become a reality: throughout April and May the university's young mentees will be coming to campus. Local businesses have donated free lunches.Tzedek HiUel is sponsoring die busing for one school, the Black Student Union, Phi Sigma Kappa and Kappa Alpha The ta all are sponsoring a lunch, McKeldin Library is donating a space for the storytelling and read-a-fhon, Maryland Images will be giving tours and the University Book Center has generously donated books for each of the mentees to take home as a gift. Most important- ly, hundreds of university stu- dents and staff will help in the one-to-one matching for the read-a-thon. For more information about America Reads and the visits to campus, call Greg Zick, coordi- nator for America Reads, at 314-7321 Piano Trio Concludes American Music Festival The University of Maryland Piano Trio performs Sunday, April 30, at the National Gallery of Art In the West Garden Court.This performance concludes the gallery's popular American Music Festival, which features works by American composers every Sunday in April, except Easter Sunday. Members of the piano trio include violinist David Salness, a highly respected teacher and performer on the vioHn and viola, who joined the faculty in 1977 as head of chamber music .studies and associate professor of violin; cellist Evelyn' Elsing, professor of cello and chamber music, who has won prizes in the Munich International Cello Competition and the Washington International String Competition; and concert pianist Robert McCoy, a two-time recipient of the Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award, who is also a professor of music at Maryland. Gallery concerts, which continue every Sunday through June 25, are free and open to the public on a first-come, first- seated basis. Seating begins at 6 p.m., and concerts start prompUy at 7 p.m. Monthly listings of concerts can be obtained from the • ■ gallery's Web site, www.nga.gov or by calling 202-842-6662. 8 Outlook April 25, 2000 for your events ectures * seminars • awards • etc Curing Obesity Jeffrey Friedman, of the Howard Hughes Institute, Rockefeller University, discusses "Leptin and the Search for a Cure to Obesity" Thursday, April 27 at 4 p.m., In room 0200 Skinner Hall.This year's Shorb Lecturer, Friedman is a leading authori- ty in obesity research and the discov- erer of leptin. Friedman's talk is part of the Mary Shorb Lecture Series presented by the graduate program in nutrition. For more information contact Thomas Castonguay, chair of the Shorb Lecture Committee at 405-4503 or at tc 27@umail . umd .e du . Summer Sports Program The College of Health and Human Performance is once again sponsoring a three-week summer sports activity program June 19 through July 7 (the program is open July 4). Children will participate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.Age groups are 5- 7 years; 8-9 years; 10-11 years and 12- 13 years. Children ages 7-13 enrolled in the morning Summer Sports Program have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon Computer Science Program. This program will be offered Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. to the first 30 children registered. The fee is $70 per week per child per program (children participating in both programs will bring a lunch and eat together with supervision between programs). There is an addi- tional $20 non-refundable registration fee per child due with your registra- tion. Due to staffing issues, there will be no refunds after June 16. For additional information, call Elizabeth Brown at 405-2503 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Modeling Nature Distinguished Scholar Teacher Frederick Suppe, of the philosophy department, discusses "Modeling Nature: Inverse Problems from AIDS to Venus,"Thursday,April 27, from 4 to 5 p.m., room 1410 Physics Building. A reception follows the lecture. The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Awards, conferred annually by the provost, honor faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in both scholar sliip and teaching. Besides Suppe, this year's honorees are John Benedetto, Jordan Goodman, Arthur Popper, Steve Graham and Linda Mabbs. Speechwr tting Ethics "Bill Clinton and the Ethics of Speech writing" is the topic of discus- sion by Martin Medhurst, of the Texas A&M University speech communica- tion department, Friday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m., in room 0200 Skinner Building. His research colloquium taUt is free and all are welcome. Undergraduate Research Day 2000 Wednesday, April 26 is "Undergraduate Research Day 2000: Building Blocks for the Future," From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Stamp Student Union, you'll get a preview of tomorrow's great scholars and researchers. "Building Blocks for the Future" is a day-long conference showcasing origi- nal research, artistic presentations, per- formances, and projects by undergrad- uates. For more information, contact: Penny Asay at 405-9342 or email@example.com Training for Office 2000 The "Hands On Tutor" computer- based training CD for Office 2000 is now available through OTT Software Licensing. The single user license (for FO and CD-ROM cost $20, payable via Interdepartmental Transfer, Dairy's New Delights The Maryland Dairy is now open Saturdays from 1 1 a,m-3 p.m., featuring cones, shakes, sundaes and beverages. Stop by and bring a friend. Beginning May 3, come to the Dairy every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for "Lunch Off The Grill," where some of your favorites — ham- burgers, hot dogs and chicken— will be grilled outside. Prepay inside, pick up outside. And be sure to bring a business card to enter the weekly drawing for a free lunch. If you need a place for a party, the Dairy can help you with that, too. Ice cream, cake, favors and entertainment can be arranged. For more information call 405-1415. For additional information, call Linda Aidoory at 405-6528 or e-mail I a74 ® u m a il . u m d . ed u . Women of Influence Reception The campus community is invited to the Women of Influence recepdon WednesdayApril 26, from 4 until 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Stamp Student Union. This program, spon- sored by the Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership (CUWL), will honor the Year 2000 Women of Influence, including Peggy Wood (undergraduate student), Anjali Sridhar (graduate student), Shirlene Chase (Dining Services), Gabriele St ranch (Arts and Humanities), Kathy Whitmirc (Academy of Leadership), Marie Davidson (alumna) and Delegate Nancy Kopp. For more information, or to RSVR call Marsha Guenzler-Stevens at 314- 8505. This CD provides training on Microsoft Office 2000 Word, Excel, PowerPoint .Outlook , Access, FrontPage, Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer 4.0, and Windows 98 at multiple levels of user proficien- cy. Contact OIT Software Licensing at 405-2986, CSS room 3342 for more information; or visit www.oit.umd. edu/slic/.CRENVhtml. Removing the Old Card Catalog With the advice and support of the Library Council, the Libraries are con- sidering the removal of the old card catalog, now located in the basement of McKcldin Library. The card catalog is far out of date. No new information has been entered since 1 986. About 400,000 new items have been added to holdings in the interim, about 100,000 items removed, and about 70,000 moved to locations different from those listed in the card catalog. In addition, all the correct information on the cards is available in the online catalog VICTOR and VIC- TORWEB. The libraries invite comments from interested users. Send comments to the Libraries' Director of Technical Services, Carlen Ruschoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than June 15. Thursday Social Hour Did you know that your Faculty /Staff Club at the Rossborough Inn is open from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday afternoon for social hour? Grab a colleague and gather on the patio at the Rossborough Inn this Thursday for cocktails. Special prices on all drinks are available and club members receive an extra special price. Come relax and enjoy a glass of some of the finest wines California has to offer while surrounding yourself with some of the most brilliant minds in education today. For more information, contact Christopher Cantore at 314-8012. Performing in the National Interest Tracy Davis, of Northwestern University, will present a lecture from her forthcoming book, "The Economics of the British Stage, 1800- 1914, "Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in room 2203 of the Art Sociology Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ken Schweitzer at 405-1850 or kschwei® warn . umd . edu . Book Series The College of Library and Information Services is launching a bi- annual lecture series devoted to schol- arly issues associated with children's literature, an important area of special- ization In the curriculum of the College of Library and Information Services (CLIS). Anne Scott MacLeod, long-time CLIS faculty member and widely rec- ognized children's literature scholar, presents the initial lecture April 28 at 7 p.m in the Visitor Center Auditorium (Turner Bldg). It's the college's intention to build this lecture into an important event for the children's literature communi- ty. To this end, the college has estab- lished an endowment fund, named in honor of MacLeod, to provide for its support. Contributions can be sent to the Anne Scott MacLeod Children's Literature Endowment c/o Office of the Dean, College of Library and Information Services, 4105 Hornbake South, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Checks should be made out to the University of Maryland Foundation. For more information, call 405- 7459. Space at the lecture is limited, If you plan to attend, RSVP to 405-2033 or e-mail email@example.com by WednesdayApril 26.