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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper page 4 

Volume 14 • Number 30 • May 16, 2000 

W^mm^m^mmi^ ^^^ Thomas t0 Retire afier 27 Years 

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume 
to Address Graduates 

Kweisi Mfume, president and chief execu- 
tive officer of the National Association for 
the Advancement of Colored People 
(NAACP), will address University of Mary- 
land's Class of 2000 at Commencement cer- 
emonies Thursday, May 25 at 9 a.m. in Cole 
Student Activities Building, Mfume, already 
the recipient of seven honorary doctoral 
degrees, is being granted an honorary doc- 
torate of public service from the university. 

Joining Mfume in addressing the gradu- 
ates is Mona Siddiqui, student speaker and 
recipient of the University Medal. An hon 
orary doctor of public service degree is 
being presented to James C.Y. Soong.Tai- 
wan's first and last elected principal gover- 
nor (1993-98). 

Individual college and school graduation 
ceremonies will be taking place on Wednes- 
day evening and following Commencement 
on Thursday. For more information about 
those events and for other Commencement 
activities, visit the Web site www, mary- 

In 1 996, Kweisi Mfume gave up his seat 
in the U.S. Congress, where he had repre- 
sented Maryland's 7th Congressional District 
for a decade, to become president and chief 
executive officer of the NAACP. Since assum- 
ing leadership of the nation's oldest and 
largest civil rights organization, Mfume has 

Kweisi Mfume 

raised the standards and expectations of 
NAACP branches nationwide, and has 
worked with the NAACP volunteers across 
the country to help usher in a new genera- 
tion of civil rights advocacy. 

Continued on page 5 

Six Faculty Named Distinguished 

In recognition of outstanding teaching 
and research, six of the university's finest 
faculty.considered leaders in scholarship and 
teaching, recently were chosen Distin- 
guished Scholar-Teachers: Patricia Alexander, 
Robert Denno, Bruce Golden, Linda Kauff- 
man, Chris Lobb and Stephen Marcus. Each 
received $5,000 to support instructional and 
scholarly activities, and each will present a 
lecture next spring as part of the annual Dis- 
tinguished Scholar -Teacher lecture series. 

Patricia Alexander is a professor in the 
College of Education's department of human 
development. Since joining the faculty in 
1 995, she has provided leadership to the 
department's educational psychology spe- 
cialization, resulting in the specialization 
becoming one of the premier programs In 
the country, says department chair Stephen 

"What distinguishes Dr.Alexander from 
many in the academy is that there is no 
clear distinction between her teaching and 

her research," says Porges. "In effect, she 
researches what she teaches and teaches 
what she researches." 

Alexander has consistently been rated as 
one of the most prolific researchers in edu- 
cational psychology. Her teaching evalua- 
tions are always among the highest in the 
department and in the College of Education, 
says Porges, He notes her outstanding 
teacher reputation has spread among under- 
graduates to the point that her courses fill 
within the first few hours of registration. 

"As someone nationally recognized for 
research in learning and teaching, and 
entrusted with the responsibility of prepar- 
ing tomorrow's public school teachers and 
university professors, I believe it is essential 
for me to be an effective model of good 
teaching," says Alexander. "In my classes, stu- 
dents will inevitably learn as much from 
what I do as what I say." 

Continued on page 3 



On January 31, 2001, while the university erupts in its 
annual post- White rterm flurry of activity at the advent of 
another semester, the Division of Student Affairs will be 
marking the end of a stellar era. 

That is the day Vice President William L.Thomas, affe 
tionately known as Bud, will bid his Student Affairs and 
campus colleagues a fond farewell after 27 years at the 
helm of that division. "My life here at Maryland has been 
so full. It has been a privilege and a delight to serve this 
institution and watch it grow into a truly remarkable 
place," says Thomas. "I am looking forward to a new cha 
ter in my life, but the University of Maryland will always 
hold a special place in my life and my heart 

Thomas came to the University of Maryland in 1972 to 
serve as director of resident life. After a little more than a 
year, he accepted the position of vice president of student 
affairs and began to redefine and restructure it into one of 
the most respected student affairs divisions in the country. 
He has received numerous professional citations, most 
recently the Fred Turner Award for outstanding service 
which is awarded by the National Association of Studen 
Personnel Administrators, 

"Much of what we brag about today at this university, 
Including our healthy climate for diversity and our strong 
sense of ethics, can be credited to Bud's commitment to 
tile highest standards for all aspects of campus life," says 
President Dan Mote, "I know the campus joins me In 
saluting him." 

As the head of student affairs, 
Thomas has overall responsibility 
for 1 5 departments that touch all of 
campus, including Visitor Services, 
Dining Services, the University 
Health Center, Resident Life, Judicial 
Programs, Campus Parking, Orienta 
don, Commuter Affairs and the 
Stamp Student Union. During his 
tenure, he lias overseen residence 
hall renovation, the introduction of 
the shuttle service, and the dramatic 
expansion of campus programs, 
recreation and health services. 

Thomas is a well-respected, well-known figure on cam- 
pus. With his avuncular style, he has guided and mentored 
many faculty, staff and students through the years. As a 
member of the President's Cabinet, he also serves as a 
chief adviser to Mote. And recently Thomas earned praise 
as the captain of the university's newest tradition, Mary- 
land Day. 

Thomas, who announced his retirement last week, has 
not finalized his post-Maryland plans. However, the specu 
lation among those who know him well is that his newly 
augmented leisure time will involve golf, writing poetry 
and reading — as well as a continued keen interest in the 

"I am so proud of the Division of Student Affairs,' 
reflects Thomas. "There is such a wealth of talent, creativi- 
ty and expertise. The success of student affairs is not 
about one person; it's about a team of great people fro 
all campus divisions who place a priority on supporting 
each other and working cooperatively. And I have no 
doubt this tradition of excellence will continue long after 
I've retired from my office." 

In a campus-wide e-mail, Mote announced he will 
soon take the first steps in a national search for Thomas' 



2 Outlook May 16,2000 

New Research Center to Help 
Refine States School 
Assessment Programs 

Destler: Dual Dean, Single Mission 

To help ensure the long-term viabiUty of the Maryland 
School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) and 
other state-wide testing programs, the Maryland State 
Department of Education has turned to the analytical 
expertise of a new research center at the College of Edu- 

As part of a three-year, $900,000 contract, the Maryland 
Assessment Research Center for Education Success 
(MARCES) will provide objective, independent evaluation 
of the assessment programs and help the state collect the 
kind of data needed to make informed decisions about the 
future of its testing initiatives. 

"The center will help us ensure that state testing pro- 
grams will benefit from the most current research avail- 
able," says State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Gras- 
mick. "Maryland's testing programs are among the nation's 
best and we need to maintain that quality and integrity 
through partnerships such as this." 

MARCES will con- 
duct both basic and 
applied research 
aimed at developing 
best practices for the 
use of testing in 
school Improvement 
efforts. To be staffed 
by experts in the 
design, development, 
implementation and 
analysis of assess- 
ment programs, the 
center will offer spe- 
cialized technical 
assistance on a range 
of assessment issues. 

Additionally, the 
center will draw on 

the faculty expertise of Maryland's nationally ranked 
department of measurement, statistics and evaluation 
where it will be housed. The center is also home to one of 
the nation's most respected assessment projects, the ERIC 
Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, which has 
the premier national database of the most current knowl- 
edge on assessment methods and practices. 

"This new center is a fine example of how the capabili- 
ties of a major research university can provide the exper- 
tise and knowledge to help address some of our state's 
most pressing needs for educational improvement," says 
Edna Mora Szymanski, College of Education dean. "We are 
committed to working together with state and county 
education agencies to help Maryland children receive the 
best education possible." 

While MSDE is the center's first client, its research and 
evaluation services will also be available to other public, 
private and corporate education organizations. 

"Many organizations are struggling to find ways to make 
their education programs better," says Robert Lissitz, chair 
of the university's measurement and statistics department. 
"Well constructed and implemented assessment programs 
can be part of the answer." 

For MSDE, the center will conduct critical analyses of 
various aspects of the state testing program to provide 
information that can help with test development and poli- 
cy decisions associated with testing. "They need to know 
what works, what doesn't, and how to make things hap- 
pen. That requires data and that's where we come in," says 

"We are committed to 
working together with 

state and county 

education agencies to 

help Maryland children 

receive the best 

education possible." 

— Edna Szymanski, Dean, 
College of Education 

William Destler has been playing a differ- 
ent role for the university since July 1 as vice 
president for research and dean of graduate 
studies. The former dean of engineering's 
dual responsibilities now include facilitating 
research activities and continuing to improve 
the visibility of Graduate Studies, which he 
says go hand and hand. 

President Mote created Destier's position 
for two reasons. First, he recognized that uni- 
versities across the country have such a posi- 
tion and that it was needed here. Second, he 
felt it was important to have a cabinet-level 
official overseeing graduate instruction and 
research opportunities. 

Destler plans to concentrate on raising 
the visibility of the Graduate Studies pro- 
gram. "We're making a big push to enhance 
the marketing of our graduate programs," he 
says. In improving the marketing of Graduate 
Studies, Destler says more applicants will 
apply, in turn raising the level of competition 
and the quality of students at the university. 
This year graduate applications are up 10 
percent, the largest increase in several years. 

For research at the university, Destler 
points to Research Review Day, which brings 
industry and government to campus. He says 
that kind of event should be continued and 
expanded to build on successful joint ven- 
tures. "Hopefully by next year we'll be able 
to have a campus Research Review Day," he 
says. The event began as something confined 
to electrical engineering, and this year 
expanded to include four departments. But 
the event still involves mostly information 
technology-related departments. Destler says 
other units could be incorporated in the 
future, such as physical, behavioral, social 
and biological sciences. 

Destler was selected from a pool of 
national applicants last spring, but did not 
officially begin his duties until July. During 
that time, he served as interim vice president 
for University Advancement. 

"We conducted a rigorous and thorough 
national search for this crucial position, and 
we were fortunate to find the best person 
already among us at the university," Mote said 
in announcing the appointment. Destier has 
been with the university since 1973, when 
he did his post-doctoral work with the Elec- 

WMIiam Destler 

tron Ring Accelerator Group. He became a 
full professor of engineering in 1985, and 
rose to department chair by 1986. Starting in 
1994, he served as dean of engineering for 
five years. 

"Because I have been here for so long, 1 
do understand the university's strengths and 
weaknesses," Destler says. "I have a real 
understanding of the needs and difficulties 
of operating here as a faculty member and 
graduate student." 

As a lifelong teacher, Desder says he can 
add a little "elbow grease" to his office by 
creating a more supportive environment for 
faculty and students. "I miss it very much," he 
says about working one-on-one with stu- 
dents. He hopes to return to teaching in 
some capacity, possibly volunteering to 
instruct a course in the fall. 

As vice president in the president's cabi- 
net, Destler reports to Mote on research 
opportunities. When dealing with issues 
relating to Graduate Studies, he reports to 
Provost Gregory Geoffrey. Destler says the 
relationship sounds complicated, but it's real- 
ly not. 

"The most important thing is that [Geof- 
frey! and I are great friends, which makes it 
easier." Destier says he has also developed a 
comfortable working relationship with Mote. 



Get in the Habit of Checking Ouch! Web Site 

Between now and the end of June, construction is expected to begin on three major 
campus projects that will disrupt traffic and parking as well as introduce noise, dust and 
construction traffic on the north and south ends of campus for the next several years. All 
members of the university community should begin making a habit now of checking the 
OUCH! Web site at for timely updates of construction activ 

In the last week of May and early June, fencing and road closures 
wUl occur on the north side of campus for the new Comcast Cen- 
ter. On the south end, there will be fencing and pedestrian clo- 
sures in the area of new student housing to be built beside Knox 
Road, as well as fencing, traffic pattern changes and the closure of 
Colonnade Drive and two parking lots for the addition to the 
Robert H. Smith School of Business in Van Munching Hall. 


Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodle Remington, Vice President for Univer- 
sity Relations; Teresa Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart, Executive Editor; 
Jennifer Hawes. Editor; Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; David Abrams, Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and cam- 
pus information are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turn- 
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May 16. 2000 Outlook 3 

Six Faculty Named Distinguished Scholar-Teachers 

continued from page 1 

But good teaching does 
not begin or end at the doors 
of the classroom, she says. 
"Effective teaching is also 
effective mentoring, and that 
occurs as often outside the 
classroom as inside," says 

Robert Denno, in addi- 
tion to being considered one 
of the most distinguished fac- 
ulty in the department of 
entomology, also is one of the 
top five insect ecologists in 
the United States. The ento- 
mology professor is well 
known throughout the world 
as a leader in the area of 
insect population dynamics 
and plant-insect-natural 
enemy interactions. 

"What makes Dr. Denno 
stand out as an instructor is 
his remarkable ability to 
engage the imagination of 
students at all levels to the 
process of scientific inquiry 
and convey an unbridled 

Patricia Alexander 

Robert Denno 

Bruce Golden 

enthusiasm for the study of 
insects," says entomology 
professor and chair Michael 
Raupp. "He has set a bench- 
mark for training students, 
particularly graduate stu- 
dents, that could serve as a 
model for all faculty on this 

Denno has been a faculty 
member at Maryland since 
1976, serving as a full profes- 
sor since 1985.He is known 
both in the United States 
and abroad as a leading field 
and theoretical ecologist. He 
also ranks as one of the 
world's foremost authorities 
on the ecology and popula- 
tion dynamics of pi ant hop 
per Insects, a group that 
includes some of the most 
devastating of major agricul- 
tural pests. 

Denno says his overall 
programmatic goal is to cre- 
ate an Internationally recog- 
nized program in population 
ecology with both basic and 
applied components. "I have 
tried to develop a balanced 
approach which blends 
excellence and visibility of 
research with enthusiasm 
toward instruction and the 
rigorous training of students 
at all levels," he says. 

Bruce Golden is profes- 
sor in the decision and infor- 
mation technologies depart- 
ment of the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business. He is 
widely regarded as one of 
the top 10 scholars in the 
fields of vehicle routing, 
logistics and distribution 
management, and heuristic 
search. From 1980 to 1996 
he chaired the department 
of management science in 
the School of Business. 

An affiliate full professor 
in the civil engineering 
department since 1993, 
Golden also has been an 
active member of the 
applied mathematics faculty 
since the 1970s. In both of 
these areas, he has interact- 
ed with students, teaching 
core courses, sponsoring 
reading course and indepen- 
dent studies, or defining 
research topics. 

"A remarkable strength of 
Bruce's research is a unique 
flair for identifying innova- 
tive applied research prob- 
lems," says Arjang Assad, pro- 
fessor and chair of decision 
and information technolo- 
gies. "He has worked in such 
diverse areas as natural 
resources management, cen- 
sus data confidentiality and 
intelligent highway systems." 

In 1 998 Golden was hon- 
ored with the France-Mer- 

rick Chair in Management 
Science, one of the first 
chaired professorships in 
the business school, and the 
first one to recognize leader- 
ship in management science 
research.That same year, he 
was named one of the Lilly- 
Center for Teaching Excel- 
lence Teaching Fellows. In 
1 996 he was selected one of 
five Distinguished Faculty 
Research Fellows. 

English professor and 
feminist critic Linda Kauff- 
man came to the university 
in 1988 as an assistant pro- 
fessor, earning full professor 
status in 1991. She also is an 
affiliate faculty member in 
both women's studies and 
comparative literature. 

In the classroom, she has 
gained a reputation as a fear- 
less and demanding teacher, 
teaching exciting and chal- 
lenging courses to students. 
While her students evaluate 
her classes as extremely dif- 
ficult, they rate her as 
superb, says fellow English 
professor David Wyatt. 

"Time and again, a sta- 
dent will say the best course 
he has had is Kauffman 's 
Feminist Theory course," 
says English professor 
Donna Hamilton. "Women 
students say this, too, but it 
is the men who impress me 
the most, because their com- 
ments surprise me the 

If she is considered a role 
model by her students, 
Kauffman says it is "not by 
my gender or my field, but 
as an exemplar of being 
committed to a life in 
school — not as the teacher 
but as the student." 

From 1988 to 1991 she 
designed and implemented a 
three-year lecture series on 
critical theory that brought 
numerous internationally 
celebrated critics to campus, 
such as Edward Said and Eve 
Sedgwick, who not only 
gave public lectures but also 
conducted colloquia with 
graduate students. 

Physics professor Chris 
Lobb is recognized as one 
of the most effective and 
engaging teachers in the 
physics department and has 
been an active part of the 
entire educational process, 
including course and pro- 
gram development. He 
chaired the department 
undergraduate education 
committee and led the effort 
to introduce alternative 
tracks to the physics cur- 

According to physics 

department chair Jordan 
Goodman, Lobb is one of 
the department's leading 
researchers. In 1998, Lobb 
was named co-inventor of 
the year by the Office of 
Technology Liaison for his 
work on a microscope 
which uses a single electron 
transistor to find microscop- 
ic flaws in microchips that 
are otherwise undetectable. 

Lobb is the recipient of 
numerous teaching awards, 
including Outstanding 
Teacher, the Maryland Cen- 
ter for Teaching Excellence 
Award (1994); the Dean's 
Award for Excellence in 
Teaching (1995) and a Cer- 
tificate of Teaching Excel- 
lence (1997). 

Lobb says he lectures 
with high energy, mixing in 
comments and asides which 
have been called "off the 
wall" and "bizarre," but 
which are always mentioned 
positively in student evalua- 
tions. He also encourages 
students to call him or come 
by at any time if they have 
questions. "In short, I do 
everything I can think of to 
convince them that their 
learning is important to me," 

Professor Stephen Mar- 
cus, of the Institute for Sys- 
tems Research (ISR), is a 
world class scholar who has 
made fundamental and dis- 
tinguished contributions in 
research, teaching and edu- 
cation activities, as well as 
service to the university and 
the professional community. 
"In every aspect, he is a true 
gem for our university," says 
Gary Rubloff, director of the 
ISR in the A. James Clark 
School of Engineering. 

Marcus has made funda- 
mental research contribu- 
tions on a variety of prob- 
lems in the area of systems 
and control theory, which 
have been recognized 
through his election as a fel- 
low of the Institute of Elec- 
trical and Electronics Engi- 

In terms of teaching, he 
consistently scores among 
the top three faculty mem- 
bers In the department for 
the quality of his classroom 
teaching as measured by the 
students' teaching evalua- 
tions. "Part of the reason for 
this is his unabashed enthu- 
siasm for teaching," says 
Rubloff. "I have often seen 
him trudging along to or 
from class, dragging his lap- 
top and other audiovisual 
equipment, a smile on his 
face, followed often by his 
description of how exciting 

Linda Kauffman 

Chris Lobb 

Stephen Marcus 

his class is going, and implic- 
itly how much he loves 

Former students speak of 
how well-organized and pre- 
pared Marcus always was for 
class. And, while other teach- 
ers are good at presenting 
facts without much connec- 
tion to any intuition, "Dr. 
Marcus would teach us in a 
way that would paint clear 
mental pictures of the things 
we were learning," says for- 
mer student Barry Chen. 

Marcus also receives high 
marks for his contributions 
to the department. "He is 
one of a handful of faculty 
members in a department of 
63 who consistently gets 
involved with education 
related matters and makes 
every effort to contribute to 
advancing the department 
forward," says Nariman Far- 
vardin, professor and chair of 
the electrical and computer 
engineering department. 

4 Outlook May 16,2000 


Continuous Quality Improvement 
Initiative Undergoes Changes 

Billy Taylor 


Your Guide to University Events 

300 Years of Piano with The Piano 
Choir and Jazz Legend Billy Taylor 

The Piano Choir, an eight-person jazz ensemble of mas 
ter pianists, will perform on Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. in 
Tawes Theatre. Joined by jazz legend Billy Taylor, and led by 
music director Stanley Cowell, the Piano Choir will high- 
light the 300th anniversary of the piano, with perfor- 
mances of classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin and contemporary 

The concert will 
delve into influences 
by the master Euro- 
pean composers of 
piano music, such as 
Bach, Haydn, Mozart, 
Beethoven, Chopin, 
Liszt and Brahms. The 
20th-century contri- 
butions of ragtime 
and jazz pianists and 
composers Scott 
Joplin, Ferdinand 
"Jelly Roll" Morton, 
Edward Kennedy 
"Duke" Ellington. 
James Johnson, 
Thomas "Fats" Waller, 
Art Tatum, Nat "King" 
Cole, Oscar Peterson, 

modern jazz's Bud Powell, Lennie Tristano, Phineas New 
born, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and Chick 
Corea will be shared. The concert will also acknowledge 
the influences of Latin pianists, country, gospel and popu- 
lar piano stylists. 

All veteran keyboardists, members of the Piano Choir 
include Cowell, Joanne Brackeen, Nat Jones, Geoff Keezer, 
Mulgrew Miller, Hilton Ruiz, Sonelius Smith and James 
William s.Taylor, Artistic Advisor for Jazz to the John E 
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, will join them. 

Performing both individually and simultaneously on 
grand pianos and electric pianos, the Piano Choir blends an 
incredible array of harmony, melody and poly-rhythmic 
sounds characteristic of an orchestra. Long hailed by jazz 
and music critics alike as one of the most extraordinary 
ical and visual undertakings to ever appear before an 

idience, the Piano Choir is well known for its ability to 
expand the use of the piano to obtain a wide range of 
musical blends. "The instruments seem to converse with 
each other, sometimes huskily, sometimes lightly, and 
always harmonious by," the Boston Globe has written. 

Other elements to round out the choir's sound include 
percussive instruments and synthesizers. According to 
Cowell, "We were interested in creating an expanded 
palette of sound from ourselves, without having a typical 
jazz rhythm section." 

On Friday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m., members of the Piano 
Choir will conduct a special educational session for piano 
and music students at Largo High School in Largo. Stu- 
dents also will be given the opportunity to perform works 
they composed during a month-long outreach effort spon- 
sored by the American Composers Forum, Washington, 
fD.C, chapter. 
Tickets are $ 10-25 (student, senior discounts available) 
and can be purchased by calling the Tawes Box Office at 

Continuous Quality 
Improvement, or CQI as it is 
more commonly known, has 
been an Important initiative 
for positive change at the 
university since the early 
1990s when a planning com- 
mittee was first formed. But 
nearly 1 years later, it was 
time to assess the initiative. 

At President Dan Mote's 
request, a committee was 
formed last fall to review 
CQI efforts at the university. 
Chaired by Irv Goldstein, 
dean of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sci- 
ences, the committee devel- 
oped a report with recom- 
mendations that the campus 
seek new ways to make the 
quality agenda an integral 
component of the universi- 
ty's activities as well as a 
university-wide effort. 

Under George Dieter and 
his staff, the CQI focus has 
effected positive changes 
throughout the university. 
Committee members felt it 
was important to build on 
this strong foundation and 

continue the emphasis on 
quality and excellence as a 
central feature of the univer- 
sity culture. 

To achieve these goals, 
and in keeping with the rec- 
ommendations in the com- 
mittee report, Provost Gre- 
gory Geoffroy recently 
announced that the current 
CQI unit will be separated 
into two distinct units 
defined by their different 
functions: the Campus 
Assessment Working Group 
(CAWG) Office and the 
Office for Organizational 

The CAWG Office will fall 
under the direction of Bill 
Spann, assistant vice presi- 
dent for institutional 
research and planning, and 
will work closely with the 
staff of the Office of Institu- 
tional Studies. The Campus 
Assessment Working Group 
itself will report jointly to 
Geoffroy and to William L. 
"Bud"Thomas, vice presi- 
dent for student affairs. 
"Because the volunteer com- 

mittees are a primary source 
of CAWG's effectiveness and 
deserve the highest level of 
support from the administra- 
tion, 1 have asked assistant 
provost Ann Wylie to serve 
as chair of the Campus 
Assessment Working Group 
Steering Committee," says 
Geoffroy. In that capacity, 
she will report jointly to 
Geoffroy and Thomas, 

According to Geoffroy, 
the Office for Organizational 
Effectiveness will assist in 
evaluating organizational 
effectiveness when request- 
ed, recommend appropriate 
steps and arrangements to 
achieve the desired goals, 
and help to implement pro- 
posed changes. This unit will 
serve as an important tool 
for the provost and deans in 
considering the effective 
organization of academic 
units. The Office of Organi- 
zational Effectiveness will be 
under the supervision of 

Governor Harry Hughes 
Honored by Veterinary College 

The former Maryland governor who 
helped create the regional foundations of 
the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of 
Veterinary Medicine was honored when the 
college graduated the region's newest veteri- 
narians during its 1 7th annual commence- 
ment ceremony last Friday at Virginia Tech. 

The Honorable Harry Hughes was induct- 
ed into the college's John N. Dalton Society 
during the ceremonies. Hughes served two 
terms as governor of Maryland, from 1978 
until 1986. He signed the official Memoran- 
dum of Understanding with the late Gov, 

Dalton which began Maryland's official 
involvement with the regional veterinary 
college. The Dalton Society honors those 
who have provided distinguished service for 
the college. 

Eighty-eight DVM degrees, one Ph.D. 
degree, eight M.S, degrees and five certifi- 
cates of residency were awarded during the 
ceremony.which featured dignitaries from 
both Virginia Tech and the University of 

This is the last issue of Outlook 
for the spring semester. Durin 
the summer Outlook will 
lish June 20 and July 1 8 

Weekly publication will r 
at the beginning 

May 16,2000 Outlook 5 

Student Speaker Mona 

Siddiqui to Receive 

University Medal 

Medicine is in Mona Siddiqui's 
blood: after all, her grandmother is a 
physician who owns a private clinic 
in Pakistan. But philosophy has also 
been in her head and heart, 

"I couldn't imagine a college 
career without the opportunity to 
study the greater issues," says Sid- 
diqui of her decision to major in 
both physiology /neurobiology and 
philosophy " I really enjoy having 
debates with my family and friends 
about things like religion and poli- 

During her years at Maryland, Sid- 
diqui has actively sought and found 
rewarding first-hand experiences in 
both areas of study. On the medical 
front, the future neurosurgeon has 
volunteered at Shady Grove Nursing 
Home and Rehabilitation Center, 
worked as a summer teaching assis- 
tant with physically and mentally 
disabled children at Longview Ele- 
mentary School and examined the 
possibility of protein synthesis 
in a cell's axon at the 
National Institutes of 

She also traveled 
to Pakistan, the 
birthplace of both 
her parents, to 
assist in the 
maternity ward of 
a public hospital 
in the city of 
Karachi; the images 
of the place still haunt 
her, "The conditions were 
awful," she remembers. "On 

some days there 
were four women 
in one room giv- 
ing birth at the 
same time, with- 
out medication." 
Siddiqui wants to 
work in such a 
facility someday 
with the intention 
of improving con- 
ditions for all 
involved, perhaps 
in affiliation with 
the United 
Nations' World 
Health Organiza- 
tion. As Robert 
Kelly, coordinator 
of the Student 
Honor Council, 

says, "She tries to leave a place a lit- 
tle better than she found it." 

Siddiqui also whetted her philo- 
sophical appetite, not only through 
her courses and her intern- 
ship with the depart- 
"C ^v^ 3 J y~, , ment of philoso- 

phy's newsletter, 
but also as a 
member of the 
Honor Coun- 
cil. She first 
joined the 
council in 
<0 1998 and this 
t \ year became 

vice chair. 
In addition to hear- 
ing students' cases, she 


headed the review committee for 
petitions and appeals and started an 
Honor Council electronic journal 
called "Ethics Forum," in which 
members express their views on 
topics ranging from police brutality 
to political strife. 

"I learned a lot about myself by 
being part of the Honor Council," 
says Siddiqui, "in relation to my own 
sense of honesty, integrity and 
honor. I also helped educate my 
peers on these standards, and 
learned how to deal with students 
who didn't live up to them." 

Siddiqui has high expectations for 
the future. In the fall, she'll start 
medical school at Johns Hopkins 
University, and she soon plans to 
apply to the master's program in 

public policy at Harvard University's 
John F. Kennedy School of Govern 
ment. Wherever she goes, she hopes 
to be exposed to the same diversity 
she enjoyed at Maryland 

"I don't just mean diversity of 
races and backgrounds," she says, 
"but in terms of who we all are and 
where we want to go. It's one of 
the main reasons I chose to come 
he re "And now, Siddiqui will leave 
with two of the university's highest 

"I can think of no better student 
to represent the diverse Maryland 
student body," says Avis Cohen, pro- 
fessor of biology, "whether it is by 
virtue of receiving the University 
Medal or as the featured speaker at 

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume to Address Graduates 

continued from page 1 

Mfume was born, raised and edu- 
cated in Baltimore, where his politi- 
cal activism began.As a freshman at 
Morgan State University, he was edi- 
tor of the student newspaper and 
head of the Black Student Union. 
After graduating magna cum Iaude 
he later returned to his alma mater 
as an adjunct professor, teaching 
courses in political science and com 
munications. In 1984, he earned a 
master's degree in liberal arts, with a 
concentration in international stud- 
ies, from Johns Hopkins University. 

As Mfume 's community involve- 
ment grew, so did his popularity as 
an activist, organizer and radio com- 
mentator. He translated that approval 
into a grassroots election victory 

when he won a seat on the Balti- 
more City Council in 1979 by a mar- 
gin of just three votes. During his 
seven years of service in local gov- 
ernment, Mfume led the efforts to 
diversify city government, improve 
community safety, enhance minority 
business development and divest 
city funds from the apartheid gov- 
ernment of South Africa. 

In 1986, he was decisively elected 
to the Congressional seat that he 
was to hold for 10 years. Mfume 's 
broad committee obligations includ- 
ed the Banking and Financial Ser- 
vices Committee and the ranking 
seat on the General Oversight and 
Investigations Subcommittee. He 
also served as a member of the Com- 
mittee on Education and as a senior 
member of the Small Business Com- 
mittee. While in his third term, the 

Speaker of the House chose him to 
serve on the Ethics Committee and 
Joint Economic Committee of the 
House and Senate, of which he later 
became chair. 

As a member of the House of 
Representatives, Mfume consistently 
advocated landmark minority busi- 
ness and civil rights legislation. He 
successfully co-sponsored and 
helped to pass the Americans with 
Disabilities Act, He authorized the 
minority contracting and employ- 
ment amendments to the Financial 
Institutions Reform and Recovery 
Act. He strengthened Equal Credit 
Opportunity Law, and amended the 
Community Reinvestment Act In the 
interest of minority financial institu- 
tions. He also sponsored legislative 
initiatives banning assault weapons 
and establishing stalking as a federal 


Mfume has served as chair of the 
Congressional Black Caucus, and 
later as the Caucus' Chair of the Task 
Force on Affirmative Action. During 
his last term in Congress, he was 
appointed by the House Democratic 
Caucus as the Vice Chairman for 
C omm unications. 

Currently, Mfume serves on the 
Johns Hopkins University Board of 
Trustees, the Morgan State Universi- 
ty Board of Regents, the Meyerhoff 
National Advisory Board of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, and the board of 
trustees for the Enterprise Founda- 
tion. For the last seven years, he has 
hosted the award-winning television 
show,"The Bottom Line." 

6 Outlook May 16,2000 

Registered Investment Adviser Offers Painless 
Journey to Investment 

Susan Laubach, a registered investment adviser and educator, author, motivational 
speaker, creative writing teacher and a former branch manager for a brokerage firm, is 
the guest speaker at the Investment Group's final meeting of the season Wednesday, 
May 17. Her talk, "Making Sense: A Painless Journey to Investment Enlightenment," 
takes place in the Special Events Room (fourth floor) of McKeldin Library. Everyone 
on campus is invited to attend. 

In her presentation, Laubach will present an overview of current stock market con- 
ditions, develop an asset allocation model and discuss day trading, the small cap mar- 
ket and other timely financial issues. 

Author of the highly-acclaimed "The Whole Kitt & Caboodle," Laubach wrote the 
book in the form of a novel that follows the journey of Missy Kitt, a young woman 
studying to become a successful stockbroker at the brokerage firm of Caboodle & 
Company. The reader follows Kitt as she learns about the stock market, how to study 
companies and how to plan a portfolio. 

Laubach wrote "The Whole Kit & Caboodle" from her experiences in the invest- 
ment business where she worked for many years. She began in 1978 at Alex Brown & 
Sons in Baltimore, working as an institutional stockbroker, branch office manager, mar- 
keter and retail stockbroker. Since 1 990 she has taught investment courses at the 
Chatauqua Institute in Western New York State and appeared on CNN, National Public 
Radio, MSNBC and WETA. 

Her other activities include having served as director of research for the Leader- 
ship Foundation/Department of the Labor Glass Ceiling Commission Mentor Program, 
in which she established a mentoring and training program for women. She also was a 
scholar at the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, 
where she wrote a book, "The Chronicles," detailing the lives of 10 successful women. 

Laubach 's most recent book,"Don't Lose Your Memory: Writing the Journey Jour- 
nal," provides step-by-step instructions for writing travel narratives including getting 
started, writing notes on the road and recording post-trip impressions and reflections. 
It is geared toward senior travelers who want to create a unique memento that can be 
shared with family and preserved for generations. 

The Investors Group speaker earned her Ph.D. in educational research from the 
University of Virginia, a M.Ed, also from Virginia, and a B.A. from the College of Notre 

Lobby to be Dedicated in 
Honor of Tydings Family 

The College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences and the 
university are honoring one 
of Maryland's historic politi- 
cal families and a man who 
was influential in the forma- 
tion of the state's flagship 
university and university 

The newly renovated Tyd- 
ings Memorial Lobby will be 
dedicated in honor of the 
families of senators Millard 
E. and Joseph D, Tydings 
Wednesday, May 17 in Tyd- 
ings Hall. Millard Tydings 
sponsored the bill that cre- 
ated the University of Mary- 
land in 1920. 

The lobby features a 
photo display that cele- 
brates the history of the 
state and the university as 
well as highlighting the con- 
tributions of the Tydings 
family to education and poli- 

Millard E.Tydings served 
Maryland as a state senator 
and later a U.S. Senator in an 
internationally prominent 
political career that spanned 
30 years. A Havre de Grace 
native, he graduated from 
the Maryland Agricultural 
College and the University 

of Maryland Law School. In 
1920, he introduced a bill 
that combined the Maryland 
State College of Agriculture 
with the professional 
schools of Baltimore, form- 
ing the foundation of the 
University System of Mary- 

Joseph D. Tydings gradu- 
ated from Maryland and the 
University of Maryland 
School of Law. He followed 
his father's footsteps serving 
the state as a member of the 
General Assembly and a U.S. 
senator from 1965 to 1971. 
He was a member of the 
university's Board of 
Regents for 1 1 years, serving 
as chair from 1982 to 1984. 
and the Board of Visitors 
from 199 1-2000. This year 
he began a new term on the 
Board of Regents. 

Tydings Hall was built in 
1959, and houses the Col- 
lege of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. The lobby renova- 
tions are part of a campus- 
wide lobby beautification 
program. Joseph D, Tydings, 
51, and Mrs. Millard Eleanor 
Tydings will attend the dedi- 
cation ceremony. 

New Group Forms to Fight Declining Civic Knowledge and Engagement 

American Youth Must Better Understand Fundamentals of Democracy and Participate More in its Institutions 

Who is responsible for making 
sure America's youth acquire the 
knowledge, skills and practical expe- 
rience needed to become good citi- 
zens? Some of the nation's most 
prominent organizations and leaders 
acknowledge that the challenge is 
too big for any one group. To 
increase prospects for success, they 
have formed a new alliance that 
brings together the energy of diverse 
groups and individuals in a coordinat- 
ed effort to make the civic education 
of America's youth a national priority. 

The National Alliance for Civic 
Education (NACE) was launched 
with more than 80 group and indi- 
vidual charter members, including 
the National Council for the Social 
Studies, the American Federation of 
Teachers, the National Conference 
of State Legislatures, and Campus 
Compact. The coalition includes rep- 
resentatives of elementary and sec- 
ondary schools, colleges and univer- 
sities, civic education organizations, 
community advocates, public offi- 
cials and many others committed to 
advancing civic knowledge and 

Formation of the coalition was 
spurred by the disturbing rise in 
civic indifference, mistrust and dis- 
engagement among young adults 
and by a recent report of the 1998 
National Civics Assessment, which 

revealed alarming deficiencies in the 
civic knowledge of school children. 
The civics assessment, conducted by 
the National Assessment of Educa- 
tional Progress, showed three- 
fourths of 4th, 8th, and 1 2th graders 
fail to exhibit a "proficient" com- 
mand of civic knowledge and skills, 
the expected standard: and 30 per- 
cent are virtual civic illiterates, lack- 
ing a "basic" grasp of political institu- 
tions and practices. 

"Our young people are idealistic 
and eager to serve," says William Gal- 
ston, professor at the School of Pub- 
lic Affairs and a coordinating charter 
member of NACE. "If our young peo- 
ple are disengaged from public life, it 
is not they who are failing our coun- 
try; it is we who are failing them, by 
not providing suitable opportunities 
for civic learning and practice, and 
by not sending clear messages about 
its importance. We believe it is time 
to end a generation of neglect and to 
give civic education its rightful place 
of honor in our national life." 

The NACE Declaration identifies 
a number of key goals for the orga- 
nization, including commitments to: 

• Work with states and localities to 
strengthen their commitment to 
civic education. 

• Seek expansion of civic education 
in state curriculum guidelines. 

• Improve the preparation and pro- 

fessional development of teachers 
engaged in civic education 

• Make up-to-date civic teaching 
materials and techniques easily 

• Strengthen the links between ele- 
mentary and secondary education 
and colleges and universities around 
civic education and engagement. 

• Work with the federal government 
to improve the collection and assess- 
ment of Information in this area. 

• Expand opportunities for young 
people to participate meaningfully in 
the civic life of their communities. 

The specific programs required to 
achieve these goals will be devel- 
oped collaboratively among alliance 
members in coming months. Creating 
an accessible forum for this delibera- 
tion is itself a core NACE objective. 

There Is strong evidence the 
American public is supportive of 
efforts to expand civic education. 
Recent surveys show the people 
overwhelmingly believe an intensi- 
fied focus on the civic education of 
young people is an essential part of 
the response to declining civic 
knowledge and engagement. 

A 1999 survey conducted for the 
Council on Excellence in Govern- 
ment, for example, found that 83 per- 
cent of the respondents thought civic 
education of young people would be 
"very effective" or "fairly effective" In 

improving the performance of our 
government; 65 percent thought it 
would be very effective. 

In another poll, conducted for the 
Democratic Leadership Council in 
1 999, 90 percent of the respondents 
supported "requiring democracy 
education in service and civics as a 
graduation requirement for all high 
school students" as a way of improv- 
ing civic life. Sixty-eight percent 
"strongly" favored this requirement 
which was by a substantial margin 
the most favored strategy for 
addressing what most Americans see 
as a marked decline in our civic life. 

While schools and post-secondary 
institutions are major players in 
civic education, young people come 
to understand democratic life in a 
number of other ways, including 
organized practical work in neigh- 
borhoods and communities, volun- 
teer service activities and interac- 
tions with family and friends. NACE 
seeks to engage all of these groups 
as partners in the effort to ensure 
the next generation of citizens 
knows and values democracy and 
participates in the ongoing work of 
building democracy in America. 

The efforts leading to the forma- 
tion of NACE were supported in 
part by grants from the Pew Charita- 
ble Trusts and the Smith Richardson 

May 16.2000 

UMTV Brings 'Smart 
Television' to Cable 

What new cable station 
features an intelligent mix of 
shows — from news and pub- 
lic affairs programming to 
high tech info and cultural 
arts coverage? It's not CNN, 
CNBC or PBS, but UMTV— 
the new campus cable sta- 

Formerly the "Flagship 
Channel," UMTV was 
launched by the College of 
Journalism this month with 
a variety of new program- 
ming. Dubbed "Smart Televi- 
sion," the new bi-county 
cable operation is seen by 
university officials as an 
intellectual and cultural 
resource for its viewers. 

UMTV is seen in more 
than 400,000 households in 
Prince George's County 
(Channels 32A or 30B) and 
Montgomery County (Chan- 
nels 2, 12 or 59),The station, 
housed in Tawes Fine Arts 
Building, is being funded 
partly by a gift from the 
Richard Eaton Foundation. 

"UMTV is the kind of 
television station only a 
world-class university can 
provide," says President Dan 
Mote, "It will provide a seri- 
ous alternative to the mind- 
lessness and sensationalism 
that all too often fill our 
commercial airwaves." 

The station's new pro- 
gramming features: 

• international news from 
the BBC 

• public affairs program- 
ming from the Freedom 
Forum, Harvard University 
and Maryland's 

School of Public 

• music, litera- 
ture and art programs 
from PBS 

■ science news froi 
Research Channel and 
Smithsonian Institute 

• computer 
and high tech 

The new 
shows will be 
added to the exist- 
ing lineup of origi 
nally produced pro- 
gramming, including 
a public policy show 
hosted by university 
alum Len Elmore and a 
seniors' program featuring 

Professor Andrew Wolvin. 

Thomas Kunkel, dean des- 
ignate of the College of Jour- 
nalism and president of 
UMTV, says there are plans 
for statewide news and pub- 
lic affairs shows produced 
by the university. Plus, the 
college plans to open a daily 
TV news bureau in Annapo- 
lis next year to provide in- 
depth state government cov- 

"Too much of what pass- 
es for television 'journalism' 
today is anything but jour- 
nalism,"says Kunkel. "There's 
an explosion of activity — in 
research, in the rise of high- 
tech, in development, in 
sports and culture — and 
UMTV aims to capture that 
excitement for an influential 
and growing audience." 

Other planned campus- 
based shows include a litera- 
ture show featuring award- 
winning author and profes- 
sor Judith Paterson, cultural 
events from the new Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter, a media show based on 
American Journalism 
Review magazine and major 
university events like com- 
mencement. UMTV also will 
produce a quarterly maga- 
zine, UMTV Today. 

For more information, 
visit the UMTV Web site at 


The Fall 1999, Vol. 1 1, No. 2 issue of 
"Library Issues," the newsletter for 
Friends of the libraries, won the "2000 
Best of Show Competition" with the 
American Library Association (ALA) . The 
newsletter featured a "dueling interview" 
with investors Knight Kiplinger and 
Lawrence Black (day trader) during 
which they both shared their philoso- 
phies of investing. Both Kiplinger and 
Black were 1999 speakers at the 
Investors Group, sponsored by Friends of 
the Libraries and the Office of Extended 
and Continuing Education. 

The newsletter will be distributed and 
displayed at the upcoming ALA confer- 
ence in Chicago. Mark Walden and 
Frank Boches helped make the issue a 

The Logistics and Transportation 
Society of the Smith School of Busi- 
ness has named Edward Emmett the 
Logistics and Transportation Person of 
the Year for 2000. Emmett is the presi- 
dent and chief operating officer of the 
Arlington, Va. -based National Industrial 
Transportation League, the nation's oldest 
and largest shippers' association. 

R. Scott Foster, a leader in innova- 
tions in governance, has been named vis- 
iting professor at the School of Public 
Affairs. With expertise in fostering pub- 
lic/private partnerships, Fosler also will 
be the first Roger C. Lipitz Senior Fellow 
in the Center for Public Policy and Pri- 
vate Enterprise. 

Fosler recently stepped down as presi- 
dent of the National Academy of Public 
Administration, a nonpartisan organiza- 
tion chartered by Congress to help 
improve the American system of gover- 

Prior to assuming the presidency of 
NAPA, Fosler held several positions in the 
public and private sectors, including vice 
president and director of government 
studies for the Committee for Economic 
Development, senior staff member of the 
Institute of Public Administration of New 
York, and a staff member of the U.S. 
National Commission on Productivity. Fos- 
ter also was elected to two terms ont he 
County Council of Montgomery County. 

The Vertical Flight Grand Awards Ban- 
quet was held May 3 as part of the 56th 
annual forum of the American Helicopter 
Society. Each year, an international com- 
petition is held to award Vertical Flight 
Foundation Scholarships to deserving 
undergraduate and graduate students. 
Only 14 scholarships were awarded this 
year, eight of them to students in the uni- 
versity's department of aerospace engi- 
neering. In the undergraduate student cat- 
egory Mustapha Chehafo, Glen 
Dimock and Jason Fereira won schol- 
arships. In the graduate student category 

Preston Martin, Marsha Prahlad, 
Ashlsh Purekar, Paul Samuel and 
Jayant Sirohl were winners.These 
scholarships recognize the students' out- 
standing academic and research achieve- 
ments in the field of rotary wing flight. 

The Department of Resident Life 
recently honored its staff members for 
service. Karen Luensman, graduate 
administrative coordinator in Denton 
Hall; Michelle McCubbin, public inquiry 
coordinator, assignments; and Cindy 
Threatt, community director, Cambridge 
Community, each received the Employee 
of the Year Award. 

Outstanding service awards were pre- 
sented to Dennis George, Tracy Klras, 
Jeff Van Collins and Vanessa White. 
Laura Tomb, coordinator for human 
resources received the Superlative Cus- 
tomer Service Award. 

The department's 1999-2000 outstand- 
ing resident assistants were Joanne 
Neuklrchen, Cambridge; Shirt-tie John- 
son, Denton; Mohammed "Viq" Hus- 
saln, Ellicott; Audrlk Carrasco, Leonard- 
town; Brian Jefferson, North Hill; and 
Johnlne Bennett, South Hill. 

All Mosleh, professor and director of 
the Reliability Engineering Program and 
director of the Center for Technology 
Risk Studies, recently was invited to the 
White House to present a talk on risk 
assessment. The April event featured 
addresses by President Clinton, Secretary 
Daley (commerce), Secretary Summers 
(treasury) and Alan Greenspan (Federal 
Reserve), and was covered by C-SPAN. 
Organized by the Critical Infrastructure 
Assurance Office, the event "initiated a 
national campaign to bring awareness to 
business leaders of the criticality of a 
secure internet to the economic health 
and security of the nation," says Mosleh,"! 
was invited to provide the academic per- 
spective on use of risk assessment for 
securing the internet. No other profes- 
sors or universities were invited. 

The Office- of Continuing and 
Extended Education (OGEE) recently 
won the NIH Executive Training Program 
award ($238,000) ( beating outWharton, 
American University, George Washington 
and Georgetown University. OCEE is part- 
nering with the School of Public Affairs 
on the grant. OCEE will be the project 
manager and will subcontract to Public 
Affairs for the instruction. 

According to Judith Broida, associate 
provost and dean of OCEE, "This is the 
first time NIH will be offering executive 
training from a central training office. 
Before each institute had its own 
approach, usually sending Individuals to 
separate training experiences throughout 
the country." 

8 Outlook May 16,2000 

Dairy Delights 

The Maryland Dairy is now 
open Saturdays from 1 1 a.m. to 3 
p.m., featuring cones, shakes, sun- 
daes and beverages. Stop by and 
bring a friend. 

Come to the Dairy every 
Wednesday from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
during the summer, for "Lunch Off 
The Grill". Grilled outside will be 
some of your favorites.. .hamburg- 
ers, hot dogs and chicken. Prepay 
Inside, pick up outside. Be sure to 
bring a business card to enter the 
Dairy's weekly drawing for a free 

For more information call 

Art & Learning Center Sum- 
mer Classes 

The Art and Learning Center 
summer brochure for adult classes 
is now available. Summer classes 
begin the weeks of June 12 and 
June 1 9 and include pottery, pho- 
tography, painting, drawing, ball- 
room dance and yoga. All summer 
classes are non-credit and open to 
students, staff, faculty and the gen- 
eral public. 

To receive a copy of the 
brochure, call 314-2787 or stop by 
the Art and Learning Center, room 
0232 Stamp Student Union 
(behind the McDonald's seating 
area) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Electronic Workplace Notice 
for Mac/Unix Users 

OIT is pleased to announce 
access to the Electronic Forms 
system (ELF) and the Financial 
Records System (FRS) for Macin- 
tosh and Unix users. Visit the fol- 
lowing web site for further infor- 

Kindergarten Openings at 

A limited number of openings 
remain for kindergarten this fall at 
the Center for Young Children. It's 
high quality program, certified by 
the state, in the nationally accred- 
ited center here on campus. Child 
must be five years old by Dec. 31. 

Call Nancy Hey at 405-0107 
for more details. 

Solutions to the Drought in 

The Association for India's 
Development (AID) is hosting a 
discussion seeking solutions to 
the drought in India, by Nafisaben 
Barot Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 
p.m., Toll Room, Physics Building 
(ground floor). Barot founded 
Utthan (progress) in 1981 with 

For more information, contact 
Naginin Prasad at nagini@hotmaiI. 
com or Preeti Dalai at pud@wam. Sustainable use of water 
resources is not only relevant in 
India right now, but also is applic- 
able world-wide. 

Some Good Advice 

Letters and Sciences (L&S) 
seeks faculty, research associates, 
professional-level staff members 
and full-time Ph.D. students to 
advise up to five L&S students this 
fall. L&S students want to explore 
their academic options before 
declaring a major. A 2.5-hour 
preparation session will be 
offered several times this summer, 
along with a one-day freshman 
orientation event. 

For information about this 

Golf Clinic 

The University of Maryland Golf Course s PGA Professional 
Jamie Safyer is offering a five-week beginner golf clinic each 
Thursday beginning May 18, from 5-7p.m. Swing fundamentals, 
playing, short game, golf etiquette and video analysis will be 
covered during the series. 

The cost is $170.To sign up call the University of Maryland 
Golf Shop at 4034299. 

four other women to work in the 
coastal Bhal region of Gujarat. 
Utthan works in resource-poor 
rural areas and seeks to ensure 
that natural resources are used in 
a sustainable manner that 
improves the socio-political situa- 
tion of rural residents, particularly 
the most exploited. 

Utthan encourages community 
pardcipation, especially by 
women. Their ultimate goal is to 
develop self-reliant local groups 
that can solve development issues 
on their own. 

opportunity, e-mail Thomas Steen 
Include a local/campus mailing 
address to which an information 
and sign-up packet may be sent. 

University Archives 

The University Archives will be 
moving to renovated facilities in 
Hornbake Library. The actual 
move date has not yet been deter- 
mined, but the relocadon will 
occur between August 2000 and 
January 2001. In order to prepare 

for the move, University Archives 
will not be able to accept ship- 
ments of records after June 1 , will 
gradually close collections to 
researchers and will not be able 
to respond to reference queries as 
quickly as usual. 

Questions concerning the 
move and its impact on the 
Archives' services should be 
directed to University Archivist 
AnneTurkos (405 9060 or 
atl . 

Study Abroad Programs for 
Winterterm 2001 

The Study Abroad Office is 
pleased to announce its Wintert- 
erm 2001 programs in Belize, 
Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, 
Grenada, Israel, Mexico, England 
(Nottingham) , Italy (Rome and 
Stabtae) and Vietnam. The office 
invites faculty and staff to share 
this information with their stu- 
dents and also to visit its Web site 
if interested in creating future 
Winterterm programs. 

Complete program information 
can be found at www.inform. 

Copenhagen from Broadway 

An Act I reading of the play, 
"Copenhagen," currently running 
on Broadway with excellent press 
in the Washington Post, New York 
Times and elsewhere, takes place 
Wednesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in 
room 1410, Physics Lecture Hall. A 
reception will follow. 

"Copenhagen," by Michael 
Frayn, revolves around a 1941 
meeting between Werner Heisen- 
berg, who was the chief physicist 
at the time the German atom 
bomb project, and Niels Bohr, 
who would later be involved with 
the making of the Allied atom 
bomb. This current Broadway play 
deals with the uncertainties and 
complexities of quantum physics, 
history, politics, 

philosophy and human relation- 
ships. It's an excellent and 
thought-provoking piece of work. 

The reading of Act I will be 
given by Bert Schwarzschild as 
Niels Bohr, Sara Schechner as 
Bohr's wife, Margrethe, and Phil 
Schewe as Werner Heisenberg. 
Schwarzchild and Schewe are 
physicists and professional and 
semi professional actors. Schechn- 
er is an associate of the Commit- 
tee on the History and Philosophy 
of Science (CHPS) and a historian 
of physics. 

This event is sponsored by the 
CHPS, the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology and the 
physics department. The re are 2 
messages totalling 48 lines in this