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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 21 • April 25, 2000 






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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) 

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"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) 



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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 roamdhcp@ni.umd.edu. 



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 outlook@accmall.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online at www.inform.umd.edu/outlook/ 



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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. 




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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 

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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, 
cwpost@umd5.umAedu 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. 



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(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. 



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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 
eb43@umail.umd.edu. 

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 
pasay@giue.umd.edu 

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 
ruschoff@deans.umd.edu, 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 ddrennen@accmail.umd.edus 
by WednesdayApril 26.