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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff 'Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 31 'June 20, 2000 




Fourth of July Fireworks, 

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Networking with China 
for the 21st Century 



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University CIO Don Riley and Bill Chang of the National Sci- 
ence Foundation at the Great Wall of China. 



Building on established 
educational and 
research relationships 
with China, the university's 
Office of Information Tech- 
nology is collaborating with 
leading research and educa- 
tion networking organiza- 
tions in China to strengthen 
its Internet and networking 
capabilities. 

China, the world's most 
populous country with one- 
fourth of the world's popu- 
lation, has 8.9 million Inter- 
net users. Internet use is 
soaring as political and eco- 
nomic reforms bring China 
into the world economy 
"Our goal is to build a 
partnership to encourage 
collaboration and scientific 
exchange," says Don Riley, 
associate vice president and 
chief information officer. 
Riley recently returned 
from the second annual Chi- 



nese American Networking 
Symposium, held May 26-28 
In Beijing, China, and attend- 
ed by more than 300 partici- 
pants. Riley served as U.S. 
co-chair of the 12-member 
symposium committee. 

The first such networking 
symposium, known as 
CANS, was held last year at 
the University of Maryland 
and was a landmark event. 
Conference sessions this 
year focused on advanced 
network Initiatives and net- 
work development In the 
U.S. and China, high-speed 
network management, net- 
work security and the future 
of network development. 

Also attending from the 
University of Maryland were 
Shulgen Xiao, network man- 
ager in the department of 
mathematics, and Jonathan 

Continued on page 7 




Former Sen. Joseph Tydings, second from left, and his sister Eleanor Tyd- 
ings Schapiro were joined by university and state officials at the recent dedi- 
cation of the newly renovated lobby of Tydings Hall. See story, page 3. 



Summer Construction Projects 
Bring Plenty of Ouches to Campus 



Recent construction pro- 
jects have forced the closing 
of some campus roads and 
displacement of parking, but 
university officials say they 
are working to minimize the 
inconvenience to faculty, 
staff and students. 

Work on the Comcast 
Center, a multi-million dollar 
indoor sports arena located 
in North Campus, began in 
May, and construction is just 
under way on a more than 
100,000-square-foot addition 
to Van Munching Hall and 
new student dormitories in 
South Campus. 

Since construction began 
on Comcast Center, sched- 
uled to open in 2003, 
Regents Drive has been 
closed beginning just north 
of Parking Garage II, cutting 
off access to the tennis 
courts and playing fields 
behind the Health and 
Human Performance build- 
ing. Paint Branch Drive, the 
main road connecting Uni- 



versity Boulevard with the 
center of campus, will 
remain open throughout 
the construction 
process. 

Students parking in 
Lot 4b near the arena 
site will be most 
affected by the pro- 
ject, according to 
David Allen, director of 
campus parking. That 825- 
space lot is located on the 
current construction site. 
Most of the parking lost will 
affect more than 500 fresh- 
man resident students, who 
will not be allowed to park 
on campus next year. 

Parking in Lots lc and I f, 
located behind Van Munch 
ing Hall, also will be limited 
by work on the addition to 
the building, which will 
house 16 new classrooms 
and several business school 
offices, and construction of 
the J. William Fulbright Inter- 
national Center. Roughly 500 
spaces will be eliminated by 



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that project, Allen says. 
Colonnade Drive, which 
connects Mowatt Drive with 
Preinkert Drive, is closed 
permane ntly. Van Mu n ching 
Hall and the International 
Center are scheduled for 
completion in 2003. 

All parking located 
between South Campus Din- 
ing Hall and Susquehanna 
Hall, mostly reserved for 
staff and faculty, will be 

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In Memoriam 

George Weber, Former Physical Plant Director 



"My guess, none of the fish are going to give a hoot 
about it. It would be no different than a kid playing a 
loud radio, and you might shift out of the way, but it 
won't stop you from where you are going." — Arthur 
Popper, professor of biology and director, neuro- 
science and cognitive science program, commenting 
on the effects of high frequency sonar tests in the 
Delaware Bay, which some suggest could disrupt 
breeding and feeding patterns of dolphin and fish. 
(Atlantic City Press, May 27) 

"It remains to be seen if this will work. It hasn't even 
been agreed whether the author maintains the site or 
the publisher does." — Stephen Brush, distinguished 
university professor of history and member of the 
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, discuss- 
es the brave new world of text book publishing, 
where bibliographies are maintained on the Internet 
to cut back on costs. /New York Times, May 29) 

"The lab has some really nasty stuff." —Department of 
physics chair Jordan Goodman was asked what the 
Los Alamos National Laboratory housed as forest 
fires ringed it in May. Goodman was talking about a 
fenced-in plutonium plant and 50 to 60 fenced-in 
tech areas. (Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12) 

"How much they learn from each other, how they can 
work together and how they can prepare to work and 
prosper in our society is, of course, what this universi- 
ty is all about." — President Dan Mote underlining the 
campus mission to encourage interaction between 
students of all races as part of the university mis- 
sion. The comment came during a feature on de 
facto social segregation across the country by stu- 
dents in their social lives. (CNN, May 30) 

"I don't hand out packs of cigarettes and encourage 
people to smoke. I work with the growers... It's still a 
legal product." — The expert in tobacco farming in the 
state is David Conrad, senior agent at the Central 
Maryland Research and Education Center. He was 
profiled in depth by the Baltimore Sun, May 31. 

"Using our kind of insight into what humans are all 
about to sell (something like) Pepto-Bismol, that is not 
what I was trained to do, and it is not what I should be 
doing. ...What I have been trained to do should not in 
any way be connected to capitalistic enterprise." — 
Aubrey Williams, professor of anthropology, blunuy 
assesses the idea of advertising agencies hiring 
anthropologists to conduct scientific studies. (Balti- 
more Sun, May 28) 

"Desder said the office soon will be renamed the 
Office of Technology CommercializaUon 'In part 
because we wanted to take a much broader approach 
to commercializing technology' that includes offering 
more resources for startup and budding entrepre 
neurs." — William Destler, vice president for research 
and dean of graduate studies, commenting on the 
name change of the Office of Technology Liaison to 
reflect university efforts to be more attuned to the 
needs of the marketplace in the revolutionary infor- 
mation technology age. (Washington Post, May 25) 



George Oswald Weber, who supervised a 
dynamic period of the university's expan- 
sion, helped immortalize a diamondback ter- 
rapin as the campus mascot and as president 
of the class of 1933 made sure his most 
enduring friends reunited regularly, died May 
22 at Prince George's Hospital Center. He 
was 88. 

Weber had cancer, and died after a heart 
attack. He lived in College Park and Sarasota, 
Fla. 

Whenever students rub Testudo's nose for 
good luck, they are linking themselves with 
Weber. His class raised the money to take a 
live diamondback terrapin on the train to a 
sculptor's studio In Providence, R.I.. where it 
modeled for the bronze mascot statue per- 
manendy ensconced in front of McKeldin 
Library. 

And every time members of the university 
community are in classrooms, dorms, 
libraries, the Student Union, Byrd Stadium, 
Cole Field House, the golf course or just use 
the roads and parking lots in between, they 
are partaking in Weber's campus legacy. 

"If you want to see a monument to 
George Weber," says Harry Hasslinger, fellow 
class of '33 alumnus, "look at the University 
of Maryland." 

When Weber in 1946 assumed his post as 
the university's director of physical plant, 
there were but 14 buildings on campus. By 
the dme he retired 26 years later, there were 
44 buiidings.Two-hundred-thousand square 
feet of floor space had grown to more than 2 
million square feet. Weber supervised the 
construction of Byrd Stadium, Cole Field 
House, nearly all the high-rise dorms, two 
libraries, additions to the student union, the 
golf course and a system of peripheral roads 
and parking lots to divert traffic from the 
center of campus. 

Many of the policies and procedures 
Weber established at College Park became 
standard at other Maryland academic facili- 
Ues. He also supervised construction of the 
Eastern Shore campus in Princess Anne. 

Weber was born Jan. 29, 1912, in Oswego, 
N.Y His family moved to Washington, D.C., a 



year later.A 1929 graduate of McKinley Tech- 
nical High School, he entered the University 
of Maryland at the height of the nation's 
Great Depression. 

At the time, the university had no official 
mascot, but Weber and his classmates decid- 
ed the diamondback terrapin was an apt 
symbol. "The terrapin is a steady individual, 
a unique individual," says Hasslinger. "It's 
slow, but it's slow and sure." 

While in college, Weber was a member of 
the Sigma Chi fraternity and the Reserve 
Officer Training Corps. He served in the 
Army in Italy during World War II and com- 
manded a police battalion of the D.C. Nation- 
al Guard's 29th Infantry Division, which 
served in the Korean War. He retired as a 
colonel in the Army Reserve in 1963. His mil- 
itary decorations included the Silver Star, two 
Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was 
burled June 1 at Arlington National Ceme- 
tery, 

Weber's first wife, Grace Coddington 
Weber, died In 1981. His second wife, Martha 
Welch Weber, died in 1 995, Sons from 
Weber's first marriage. Robert Weber of 
Hyattsville and Jeffrey Weber of Annapolis, 
survive him, as do four grandchildren. 

Weber was active with the National Asso- 
ciation of Physical Plant Administrators and 
the Maryland Classified Employees Associa- 
tion. He headed the building committee for 
the Hyattsville chapter of the American Red 
Cross, volunteered with the Boy Scouts and 
was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Prince 
George's County, the Military Order of the 
World Wars and the Terrapin and M clubs. He 
attended Riverdale Presbyterian Church. 

And he was the glue that kept the class of 
1933 together. Every five years since their 
graduation, the classmates held a reunion. 
"No other class went on that long, and a lot 
of it was due to George Weber," says Has- 
slinger. 

The class held Its 65th reunion in 1998. It 
would be their last, because, says Hasslinger, 
"there aren't enough of us left to have 
another." 



Faculty IT Training 

Learn to create classroom presentations, build webpages, use collaborative technolo- 
gies, develop multimedia teaching tools, as well as understand Instructional design prin- 
ciples as they relate to online environments at the Summer Institute for Instructional 

Technology. In addition, training in WebCT 3.0, the 
supported campus web-based course management 
tool will be provided. 

One- to three-day modules sponsored by the 
Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of 
Information Technology are scheduled throughout 
the summer. 

The training is free to campus faculty, teaching 
assistants and instructional technology support per- 
sonnel. Scaring is limited and web-based preregistra- 
tion is required at www.Enform.umd. edu/ITT/cur- 
i -ent. html. Questions about course content can be 
directed to olt-traJnlng@umail. umd.edu. 







Outlook 



Outlook fs the weekiy faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodie Remington, Vice President for 
University Relations; Teresa Flannery, Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing; George Cathcart. Executive Editor; 
Jennifer Hawes. Editor: Londa Scott Forte, Assistant Editor; David Abrams. Graduate Assistant. Letters to the editor, story suggestions and cam- 
pus information are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turn- 
er Hall, College Park, MD 20742.Telephone (301) 405-4629; e-mail outlook@accmail.umd.edu; fax (301) 314-9344. Outlook can be found online 
at www.lnform.umd.edu/ou1look/ 



June 20. 2000 Outlook 3 



Tydings Memorial Lobby Dedicated 



The College of Behavioral and Social Sci- 
ences has honored Millard Tydings and his 
son Joseph Tydings, both former U.S. Sena- 
tors, with memorials in the newly renovated 
lobby of Tydings Hall. 

The Tydings Memorial Lobby, dedicated 
May 17, is part of a campus-wide lobby beau- 
tification program. The renovations were 
paid for by the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences, Facilities Management and 
the Tydings family. The lobby features a per- 
manent exhibit of portraits, photos, historical 
documents, cartoons and other materials 
highlighting the contributions of the Tydings 
family. 

Millard Tydings served in World War I, 
spent 24 years in the Senate and was regard- 
ed as one of the most powerful and outspo- 
ken leaders of the first half of the 20th cen- 
tury. He was the first chairman of the Senate 
Armed Services Committee and in 1950, 
chaired the committee that investigated — 




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Joining siblings Eleanor Tydings Schapiro and 
Joseph Tydings, above center, at the dedica- 
tion were their spouses John Schapiro and 
Kate Clark Tydings 

Pictured left, are Pres. Dan Mote and 
Sen. Paul Sarbanes. 

and exposed as baseless — Sen. Joseph 
McCarthy's infamous red-baiting.Tydings' 
boldness cost him his re-election later that 
year as McCarthy clandestinely directed the 
Senate campaign of Tydings' Republican 
opponent. 

Tydings died in 1961 at age 70. 

Like his father, Joseph Tydings served in 
the military, the Maryland General Assembly 
and the U.S. Senate. He was a member of the 
Board of Regents from 1975 to 1984, and for 
the pasfhine years has served on the univer- 
sity's Board of Visitors. Gov. Parrls Glenden- 
ing has again named him to the Board of 
Regents. 




tote Named to Washingtom 
Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition 

President Dan Mote has joined the group of Washing 
ton/Baltimore civic leaders, businesspeopie and athletes 
who will oversee the region's bid to host the 2012 Olympic 
Games. 

Mote joins former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, for- 
mer Olympian and current Orioles star B. J. Surhoff and 1 1 
others on the Washing- 
ton/Baltimore Regional 
2012 Coalition. 

Also elected to the 
board: 

• C.E.Andrews, man 
aging partner, mid- 
Atlantic region, Arthur 
Anderson. 

• Barbara Bozzuto, 
event consultant 

• Lillian Greene-Chamberlain, international physical fit 
ness and sports consultant 

• John Hendricks, founder, chairman and CEO of Discov- 
ery Communications, Inc. 

• Freeman Hrabowski, president, University of Maryland, 
Baltimore County 

■ Bob Linowes, Linowes & Blocher 

• Alan Merton, president, George Mason University 

• Meredith Rainey Valmon, Olympic athlete and co- 
founder. Avenue Program 

• John Richardson, Crispin & Bronner and chairman of 
DC Sports and Entertainment Commission 

• Ken Rietz, COO of Worldwide, Burson-Marsteller 

• Bennett Zier, executive vice president, AMFM, Inc. 

The board, known as WBRC 2012, will prepare a bid pro- 
posal to be submitted to the United States Olympic Com 
tnittee by Dec. 15. Other U.S. cities in the running are 
Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Fran 
Cisco and Tampa, Fla, 

After studying each bid and sending representatives to 
visit each city, USOC will make its selection. That city will 
represent the United States in the pool of International can- 
didates.The International Olympic Committee will choose 
the official 2012 host city in 2005. 

Washington/Baltimore organizers hope to concentrate 
the Summer Games events In downtown Washington, D,C. 
Annapolis, Prince George's County and northern Virginia, 
Athletes would be housed at the University of Maryland. 
College Park. 



First-of-its-Kind Data Analysis Offers Insight into Homosexual Demographics 



While homosexuals in the United 
States tend to be more highly edu- 
cated then heterosexuals, lesbians 
are more likely to see their scholas- 
tic achievements translated into dol- 
lar signs. 

A report by top economic and 
public policy scholars from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland and the H.John 
Heinz School of Public Policy and 
Management at Carnegie Mellon Uni- 
versity shows that gay men earn sub- 
stantially less than their straight 
counterparts. 

Lesbians, however, earn substan- 
tially more than married women, sin- 
gle women and heterosexually part- 
nered women, says University of 
Maryland economist Seth Sanders, 
who with his colleagues Dan Black 
from Syracuse University and Gary 
Gates and Lowell Taylor of Carnegie 
Mellon, published the findings in the 
May issue of Demography, the jour- 
nal of the Population Association of 
America. 

"These women have the freedom 
to pursue their careers without the 
constraints of traditional marriages. 



They can improve their position in 
the labor market, and they probably 
do this with the understanding that 
they will not be marrying into tradi- 
tional households so they will need 
higher-paying occupations," says 
Sanders. 

Sanders and his colleagues stud- 
ied data from several national sur- 
veys, including the 1990 U.S. Census, 
the General Social Survey and the 
National Health and Social Life Sur- 
vey. 

"Demographically, this is a hard 
population to target and analyze. 
Data on sexual orientation is not as 
easily available as information on 
race, gender and age," says Sanders. 
"By cross-referencing huge amounts 
of data, we compiled a comprehen- 
sive set of statistics for this popula- 
tion that were consistent across sur- 
vey data collected in very different 
ways," 

The study shows that partnered 
gays and lesbians are particularly 
well-educated, holding a greater 
number of post-graduate degrees 
than heterosexuals. 



The researchers attribute the 
income differences between gay and 
straight men to anti-gay sentiments 
in a workplace dominated by men in 
power positions. Another factor is 
that gay men appear to be less 
focused on gaining marketable skills 
than straight males, possibly because 
they acknowledge they won't have 
to support a household. 

The study data also shows that 
gay men historically have served in 
the military at about the same rate 
as other men; however, since World 
War II, the fraction of gays in the 
military has decreased. In addition, 
gay men tend to spend fewer years 
in the service. 

Conversely, military service is 
much more common for women in 
same-sex partnerships than hetero- 
sexual women.The researchers spec- 
ulate that historically lesbians were 
not constrained by rules that prohib- 
ited married women from enlisting 
and discharged pregnant women. 

According to the research, 22 per- 
cent of partnered lesbians and five 
percent of partnered gays have chil- 



dren at home, approximately 70 per- 
cent of whom are under the age of 
17. A significant percentage of those 
children are from previous mar- 
riages. In fact, nearly 20 percent of 
men in gay partnerships and 30 per- 
cent of women in lesbian partner- 
ships have previously been married 
or are currently married. 

"The idea that people in same sex 
partnerships do not have the child- 
rearing responsibilities of other cou- 
ples is just not true of lesbian cou- 
ples," Sanders says. 

When researchers looked at geog- 
raphy, they determined the concen- 
tration of homosexuals was highest 
in Ft. Lauderdale, Seattle, Los Ange- 
les, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and 
Atlanta. San Francisco has a much 
higher concentration of gays than 
any other U.S. city. 

Sanders states that continuing 
analysis of new data sets, including 
the 2000 Census, will present an 
even clearer demographic picture of 
homosexuals. 



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maryland 

Your Guide to University Events for June 



June 20 



4:30-7:30 p.m.OITWorkshop : 
"Introduction to HTML," intro- 
duces the Hypertext Markup 
Language used to create web 
pages on the World Wide Web. 
Concepts covered include how 
to format text, create lists, links 
and anchors, and adding inline 
images. Prerequisite: Introduc- 
tion to Unix or three months 
equivalent experience, FTP, and 
a WAM account. Registration 
required. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 405-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform . umd.edu/PT. * 



June 27 



4:30-7:30 p.m. OIT Workshop: 
"Intermediate HTML," introduces 
more features of HTML, Concepts 
covered include tag attributes, 
tables, interna] document links, 
custom backgrounds, and text col- 
ors. Some new tags will be intro- 
duced from the HTML 3.2 stan- 
dards will also be discussed. Pre- 
requisite: Introduction to HTML 
and a WAM account. Registration 
required. 4404 Computer & Space 
Sciences Bldg. 405-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www. Inform, umd .edu/PT* 



June 21 



6-8 p.m. OIT Workshop: 
"Netscape Page Composer," 
introduces Netscape's page edit- 
ing and development tool. Learn 
to create simple page elements 
such as hyperlinks, colors, font 
Styles, bullets and tables — with- 
out typing a single line of HTML 
code. Prerequisite: simple web 
browsing skills. Registration 
required. 4404 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. 405-2938. 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform .umd.edu/PT* 



June 26 



6-9 p.m. OFT Workshop: "Intro- 
duction to Adobe Photoshop," 
introduces the industry bench- 
mark graphic manipulation 
package for creating profession- 
al quality graphics. Concepts 
covered: layers, image vs screen 
resolution, color correction, 
image Miters, and the Tools 
palette. Prerequisite: Introduc- 
tion to HTML and Introduction 
to Windows 95 or equivalent 
experience in a windows envi- 
ronment. Registration required. 
4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ences Bldg. 405-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www. inform. umd.edu/PT.* 



June 30 



1-4 p.m.OITWorkshop ^Intro- 
duction to Microsoft Excel," intro- 
duces spreadsheet basics and 
maneuvering around MSE. Con- 
cepts covered include how to 
enter values and text, create for- 
mulas, autosave, cell addressing in 
absolute and relative modes, use 
fin ic i ic ins. links between data, cus- 
tomizing printing and more. Pre- 
requisite: Introduction to Win- 
dows 95 or equivalent experi- 
ence. Registration required. 4404 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg. 
405-2938, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 
or www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 



Calendar Guide 



Calendar phone numbers listed 
as 4-aoot 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 infortvTs master calendar and 
submissions to the Outlook 
office. To reach the calendar edi- 
tor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 
outlook@accma 1 1 ,umd .edu . 



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Student Unveils Healing Herbal 
Plant Mystery 

Class of 2000 graduate Brian Higgins helped uncover the microbiology mystery 
behind the heating power of an herbal plant used for centuries in traditional Chinese 
medicine, 

Higgins, a cell biology and molecular genetics major, spent most of his college 
career testing the six antibacterial compounds of the root extract, known as 
Rubricine, from the herbal plant Arnebia euchroma. He found the compounds of the 
plant have developed a combination strategy, or synergy, in fighting antibiotic resistant 
bacteria. 

The strategy of the plant is much Uke that of a traditional Chinese medicine herbal 
ist who combines various herbs to enhance the activity of a principle active ingredi 
ent in treating a condition. 

"Some herbalists mixed this root with a 
sort of 'Vaseline' to treat cuts and noticed an 
infection would not follow, but they did not 
understand the chemistry behind it," Higgins 
says. "We're one of the first to look at it on a 
more microscopic scale." 

As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fel- 
low, Higgins worked closely with Spencer 
Benson, associate professor of cell biology and 
molecular genetics and Yuan Lin, president of 
Marco Polo Technologies, a "green pharmaceu- 
ticals" company. 

Traditional Western medicine is unlike the 
combined strategy of Eastern medicine 
because it identifies single "magic bullet" 
drugs used only for a specific disease or symp- 
tom, Benson says. 

"A combined strategy is better than two dif- 
ferent drugs " he adds, "This research is a fold 
ing of Eastern medicine and Western technolo- 
gy. It can possibly create a different strategy 
for pharmaceutical companies to use a combi- 
natorial approach." 

Root extracts of the herbal plant, traced 
back in use for more than 3,000 years, have 
been used as a topical wound agent in Asia 
and Europe to treat cuts, bums, bruises and 
other skjn-related conditions. 

While testing the plant in its natural environment, Higgins noticed the plant pro- 
duced a combination of compounds, rather than an increased amount of a single com 
pound. Each of the compounds individually possess antimicrobial activity, but not all 
are equally effective as single agents. The added advantage of this kind of synergy 
among the compounds is what makes it successful In combating microbes. 

"I fell in love with this project, working many hours on getting results no one has 
ever seen before. Its definite synergy shows a possible new way to attack bacteria, 
especially since our compound worked well against known antibiotic-resistant bacte- 
ria," says Higgins. 

Higgins' research earned him the P.Arne Hansen Award for the most outstanding 
graduating senior thesis in the cell biology and molecular genetics department. 

As one of the leading student researchers on this project, Higgins is continuing his 
work this summer until he leaves for graduate school at the University of Georgia and 
further study In microbiology. 



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"I fell in love with this 
project, working many 
hours on getting results 
no one has ever seen 
before. Its definite 
synergy shows a possible 
new way to attack 
bacteria, especially since 
our compound worked 
well against known antibi- 
otic resistant bacteria." 

— Brian Higgins 






Shuttle-UM Announces Expanded Commuter Service for Summer 2000 






Shuttle-UM, the university's student-operated transit system, has 
increased commuter service for the summer 2000 
sessions. 

The Shuttle-UM routes Adelphi South, 
Greenbelt and Park and Ride have been 
added to the existing summer routes Adel- 
phi North, Rhode Island Avenue, Springhlll 
Lake and Queens Chapel. These routes 
operate each weekday during the summer 
sessions except July 4. 

Shuttle-UM also is providing evening 
security service seven nights a week during the 
summer sessions with the Summer Circuit route and 
Call-A-Ride, an on-demand service provided in the evenings to supplement 
the Summer Circuit route. Service to the College Park Metro Station is pro- 
vided every weekday the university Is open by the College Park Metro Sta- 




tion route, and seven nights a week by the Summer Circuit route when 
summer classes are in session. 

In addition, Shutde-UM will provide para- 
transit service for students, faculty and staff 
with special mobility needs. Shuttle-UM 
paratransit service operates each weekday 
during the summer sessions except July 4. 
Shuttle-UM commuter routes require a 
current University of Maryland ID to board. 

Schedules are available at 
www.umd.edu/shuttle and print versions 
are available at selected sites throughout 
campus. The Office of Summer Programs 
provides funding for Shuttie-UM summer commuter ser- 
vice. For more information, call Shuttle -UM at 314 2255 or 314-7269. 



June 20, 2000 Outlook 5 



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University Offers Lifelong Learning, Activities and Events 



Heading for the beach may be the 
ideal career move for retiring faculty 
and staff, but staying connected to 
campus life is still important for 
many Maryland retirees. University 
of Maryland Senior University helps 
retirees like Virginia Beauchamp, 
professor emerita of English, remain 
an active member in the Maryland 
family. 

"Upon retirement, a retiree may 
initially feel disconnected, but Senior 
University helps bridge the gap and 
offers the very same kind of intellec- 
tual interests that hooked us in the 
beginning of our careers," says 
Beauchamp. 

As part of the peer-led learning 
community, Beauchamp is one of the 
members who often leads discus- 
sions related to literature and 
women's studies. Beyond education- 
al pursuits, cultural events and 
health classes are among the many 
activities offered. 

Susan Nippes, who retired a year 
ago as an administrative assistant, 
has found Senior University to offer 
more than just academics, 
"It's like meeting with a group of 
friends, yet I'm continuously learn- 
ing and getting challenged from our 
discussions," says Nippes. 

According to Laura Wilson, chair 
of health education and director of 
Center on Aging, productive and 
meaningful activity for older Ameri- 
cans is becoming increasingly 
important. 

"Although there is still much to 
learn about the long-term impact of 
these activities on mental and health 
status, it is evident that continued 
formal and informal learning and 
interaction have a positive impact 
on older persons," says Wilson. 




Larry Warren, Virginia Beauchamp, Susan Nippes and Martha Pattern are all retired faculty and staff mem- 
bers of the university who participate In Senior University. 



Senior University classes foster 
building relationships among fellow 
seniors. A few computer classes also 
have enabled Larry Warren, profes- 
sor emeritus of dance, to stay in 
touch with his nieces and nephews. 

"I don't want to miss out on 
what's going on with my family on 
the West Coast, With the advent of 
computers, I think they forgot how 
to use the postage stamp," says War- 
ren. 

Senior University does not admin- 
ister exams, term papers or require 
any formal degrees. It has operated 
since 1998 under Maryland's Center 



on Aging and the Office of Continu- 
ing and Extended Education. For a 
nominal membership fee, retired 
persons age 50 and over can join 
Senior University and engage in 
many volunteer activities. The pro- 
gram plans to institute a Senior Lead- 
ership Maryland program that will 
provide leadership training and 
opportunities to volunteer with 
Maryland legislative, government 
and community agency offices, and 
will offer an international senior vol- 
unteer exchange program. 

"As the percentage of the popula 
tion over the age of 55 continues to 



grow, there is an important role for 
our campus to meet the needs of 
Marylanders throughout their life 
span. It is Important to engage our 
excellent faculty and staff as they 
retire so the considerable talents and 
energies of these individuals will not 
be lost to the university," says Wil 
son. 

For more information about Uni- 
versity of Maryland Senior University, 
go to: www.inform.umd.edu/ 
HLHP/AGING/SRU or call 403-4467. 
—HA MASON 



Chesapeake Bay Watershed to Benefit From New 
LandSat 7 Land Cover Maps 



Smarter land use planning and 
better estimates of polluted water 
runoff across the 64,000-square-mile 
Chesapeake Bay watershed are now 
possible thanks to new land cover 
maps being produced at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 

These maps, generated by overlay- 
ing images from NASA's Landsat 7, 
will provide a more precise assess- 
ment of the presence and amount of 
different land cover types including 
residential development, wetlands, 
forests and crop lands. 

Scott Goetz and Stephen Prince 
of the department of geography are 
manager and director, respectively, of 
the Mid Atlantic Regional Earth Sci- 
ence Applications Center. Their map- 
generating system uses RESAC field 
data, classification software and mul- 
tiple Landsat 7 images taken during 
different seasons of a year. 

"This type of precise land cover 



classification has not been done 
before for such an extensive region," 
says Goetz. "The new maps can dis- 
tinguish low-density from high-densi- 
ty residential development and crop 
land from pasture land, as well as 
wetlands and different types of for- 
est. 

The Mid-Atlantic RESAC at Mary- 
land Is one of seven such regional 
centers created by NASA in February 
1999.The Mid-Atlantic center pro- 
vides improved land cover mapping 
and ecological modeling capabilities 
for a diverse consortium of partners 
in government, academia, industry 
and community and environmental 
organizations. 

Local and regional planning agen- 
cies in the Washington, DC, area are 
currently working with RESAC on 
the first Landsat 7 maps, which are 
centered on the nation's capital and 
the surrounding counties in Mary- 



land and Virginia. The Maryland 
Office of Planning has said it will 
use the maps In the state's new 
"smart growth" initiative, while the 
parks commission in Montgomery 
County plans to assess its park 
forests. 

The new land-cover classifications 
also will help improve estimates of 
polluted water runoff flowing into 
the Chesapeake Bay by precisely 
identifying pasture land and differ- 
ent types of crops. This will allow 
more accurate estimates of the total 
amount of crop land around the Bay 
and the acreage in various crops. 

Scientists calculate the total 
amount of nutrient pollution enter- 
ing the Bay by measuring the 
acreage of a certain type of land 
cover and estimating the average 
water quality of runoff from that 
type of land. Heavily fertilized agri- 
cultural fields, for example, produce 



higher levels of nutrients in runoff 
than the same acreage of pasture 
land. 

Instead of producing one general 
land cover set of classifications, 
RESAC develops customized land 
cover products from a database of 
remote-sensing observations. Maps 
of the entire Chesapeake Bay water- 
shed which require 16 different 
Landsat 7 scenes acquired up to six 
different times In a year should be 
completed by early next year. 

Other innovative products the 
Mid-Atlantic RESAC is producing 
include maps of roads, parking lots 
and other impervious surfaces using 
new high-resolution satellite imagery 
and improved features of the Land 
sat 7 instrument. Mapping the extent 
of these surfaces can be used to esti- 
mate damage to stream banks from 
storm runoff. 



6 Outlook June 20, 2000 



General Research Board 2000-2001 
Research Support Awards 



COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES 
Art History& Archaeology 
Jason Kuo, "Visual Culture in 
Shanghai, 1850s-1930s." 

English 

David Norbrook. u The Life 
and Works of Lucy Hutchin- 
son" 

French and Italian 
Pierre Verdaguer." La Seduc- 
tion policiere: Signes de 
croissance d un genre 
repute mineur (Detective 
Fiction and its Attraction: 
Signs of Maturity in a Genre 
of Ill-repute)." 

History 

Daryle Williams, "Culture 
Wars in BraziLThe First Var- 
gas Regime, 1930-1945." 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND 
NATURAL RESOURCES 
Natural Resource Sciences 
and Landscape Architecture 
Robert Kratochvil, "Seeding 
Rate Studies for Agronomic 
Crops Produced in Mary- 



land: A New Look for Preci- 
sion Farming," 

COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND 
SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Psychology 

Robert Ployhart, "Under- 
standing the Determinants, 
Correlates, and Conse- 
quences of Subgroup 
Differences in Test Percep- 
tions" 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
Human Development 
Melanie Killen "Children's 
and Adolescents' Judgements 
about Exclusion and Rights 
in Different Contexts." 

A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF 
ENGINEERING 

Chemical Engineering 
Sheryl Ehrman,"A Gas Phase 
Process for Production of 
Porous Films." 

HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE 

Family Studies 

Bonnie Braun, "Tracking the 

Weil-Being of Rural Low 



Income Families in the Con- 
text of Welfare Reform." 

GRB Distinguished Faculty 

Research Fellowship 

2000-2001 

COLLECE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES 

History 

James Gilbert, "Men In the 

Middle" 

COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND 
SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Economics 

William Evans, "Quasi Exper- 
iments in Health and Envi- 
ronmental Economics." 

COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES 

Cell Biology & Molecular 
Genetics 

Stephen Wolniak," Develop- 
ment of the Blepharoplast 
and the de novo Formation 
of Basal Bodies during Sper- 
migenesis in Marsilea." 



Construction Projects Bring Ouches to Campus 



continued from page 1 

unavailable during construc- 
tion of new South Campus 
dormitories. Student parking 
in Lot 1 also will also be lim- 
ited, as faculty and staff dis- 
placed by the construction 
are relocated there. 

According to Allen, every 
one will find a place to park 
who needs it. "Freshman, 
sophomore, junior and 
senior commuters will have 
the space they need, and we 
will make our assignments 
on the same 
types of 
ratios," he 
says. "We're 
not going to 
try to cram 
more people 
into the same 
number of 
spaces." 

Maintain- 
ing staff and 

faculty parking, however, is 
the number one priority. 
"Whenever there are losses, 
it's a loss In student parking 
rather than faculty and staff 
parking," Allen says. 

Facilities management Is 
asking for patience from stu 
dents, faculty and staff as 
these projects go forward, 

"The next several years, 




without question, are going 
to be difficult as all the con- 
struction that is scheduled 
to take place starts to break 
ground," says Jack Baker, 
director of operations and 
maintenance in facilities 
management. "We meet regu- 
larly with the police, with 
campus parking— with all of 
the organizations on campus 
that provide services to stu- 
dents and staff — to ensure 
that impact is minimized." 
The univer- 
sity will 
spend 

oucw 



All of the latest information on 

campus parking and road closings can be 

accessed via the campus Web site, at 

www.inform.umd.edu/0uch. 



$100 million this year alone 
on capital improvements. 
Due to the heavy volume of 
construction, Sverdrup Cor- 
poration, a private manage- 
ment company that provides 
construction and technical 
services, has been hired to 
assist in the coordination of 
campus projects. Other 
upcoming projects Include a 



new engineering building 
and an addition to the chem- 
istry building, as well as con- 
tinued remodeling of Stamp 
Student Union. 

There are also plans to 
replace parking spaces 
removed to accommodate 
the new facilities. The uni- 
versity will add two new 
parking garages: "PG4'and 
"PG5."PG4 will be added to 
North Campus in 2001, pro- 
viding 1,000 spaces for com- 
muters and resident stu 
dents displaced from exist- 
ing parking lots. PG5, or 

South Campus Park- 
ing Garage, will be 
located on Mowatt 
Lane, adjacent to 
Van Munching Hall, 
and will house 700 
parking spaces. PG5 
Is scheduled to 
open in 2003. 

■ University 

officials acknowl 
edge the inconve- 
nience of the construction, 
but Baker says the work will 
pay off. "Certainly In the 
long-term, yes, it will be 
worth It," Baker said. "The 
amount of new facilities will 
pay huge dividends for the 
campus and for those peo- 
ple who will be using It." 

— DAVID ABRAMS 




66- 



John Howard, English professor and former head 
coach of the men's lacrosse team, recently said goodbye 
to the school he's been a part of for more than four 
decades. Howard, who studied, taught and coached at 
the university most of his life, retired at the end of the 
2000 spring semester. 

As head coach of the men's lacrosse team from 196 
69, he led the Terps to a co-national championship in 
1 968 (with Johns Hopkins) , as well as three ACC cham- 
pionships (1967-69). In addition, he amassed a 32-7-1 
record, and lost only one ACC game in his four seasons 
as head coach. 

Howard attended Washington College for his under- 
graduate studies before earning his master's degree in 
1 962 and his doctorate in 1 967, both from the Universi- 
ty of Maryland. While working toward his Ph.D., Howard 
began his teaching career in the English department, 
serving as an Instructor from 1964-67. He became assis- 
tant professor in 1967, associate professor in 1971, and 
ultimately a professor In 1987. 

Howard coached 25 players to All- America status, 14 
of them during his four-year stint as head coach. He also 
coached four of Maryland's top- 10 all-time leading scor- 
ers: Ray Altman (2nd, 1961^3), Roger Gross (6th, 1958 
60),JackKaestner (9th, 1969-72) and Jack Heim (10th, 
1965-67). 

Howard has the all-time best winning percentage 
(.813) of any Maryland lacrosse head coach with at least 
30 victories, and the second best ACC winning percent- 
age (.889) among such coaches, 

' At the conclusion of the 1 969 season, Howard turned 
his attention toward his teaching career. He assumed the 
rote of associate chairman of the English Department 
from 1969-72, then again from 1977-79. He also served 
as (he director of graduate studies from 1987-90, and 
was acting chairman of the English department from 
1979-80. Recently, Howard has lectured on poetry and 
romanticism for the College Park Scholars program. 

"John Howard is a Terrapin for life," says current 
Maryland men's lacrosse head coach Dick Edell. "He did 
many great things for the program and continued to 
have the team play at a high level of lacrosse established 
under coaches Faber and Heagy." 

—DAN ROSSO 




James MacGregor Burns (right), Pulitzer Prize-winning 
historian and senior scholar at the Academy of Leadership, 
met recently with Lee Hamilton, director of the Woodrow 
Wilson International Center for Scholars, prior to giving a 
major address for the Wilson Center's Director's Forum. For 
a summary of Bums's remarks, also published by the Wash- 
ington Post, go to www.academy.umd.edu/AboutUs/news/ 
articles/5- 14-OO.htm. 




June 20. 2000 Outlook 7 



Lisa Aspinwall, associate pro- 
fessor of psychology, was chosen as 
one of four recipients of the John 
Marks Tempi eton Positive Psycholo- 
gy Prize, one of the largest mone- 
tary prizes ever awarded In the 
field of psychology. Her $50,000, 
second-place award recognizes her 
research which builds on earlier 
findings that optimists tend to he 
resilient, successful people, and 
explains why optimists tend to do 
well. 

Her findings show optimists dif- 
fer from others in the way they 
process information about them- 
selves. Contrary to popular belief, 
optimists do not ignore negative 
Information but use it to change 
their strategy or Improve their per- 
formance, thus increasing their like- 
lihood for success, 

Aspinwall's research also has 
shown that as the situational risk 
increases, optimists seem to recall 
better and pay more attention to 
risk-relevant Information. As a 
result, optimfsts tend to persist 
when perseverance is likely to pay 
off, but also know when to quit 
when the outcome is out of their 
control or inevitable. 

Computer science professor Vic- 
tor Basil! is the recipient of the 
2000 SIGSOFT Outstanding 
Research Award. The award is pre- 
sented to an individual who has 
made significant and lasting 
research contributions to the theo- 
ry or practice of software engineer- 
ing. 




NOTABLE 




Fred Feinstein, former general 
counsel of the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board (NLRB) has joined the 
faculty of the School of Public 
Affairs as a senior fellow and visit- 
ing professor in the Office of Exec- 
utive Programs. He will conduct 
research, write on labor issues and 
develop executive education pro 
grams on such subjects as the chal- 
lenge of adapting labor policy to 
new work environments. 

During his nearly six-year tenure 
as NLRB general counsel, Feinstein 
was recognized for efforts to 
improve the administration of the 
National Labor Relations Act. He 
instituted a system for case prioriti- 
zation and made significant 
progress in assuring consistency in 
the timely conduct of elections for 
union representation. He received 
three "Hammer Awards" for these 
and other innovations In the opera- 
tions of the Office of General Coun- 
sel. 

Before his appointment by Presi- 
dent Clinton in 1994, Feinstein 
served for 17 years as chief labor 
counsel and staff director of the 
U.S. House of Representatives 
Labor-Management Relations Sub- 
committee, He was lead staff on the 
Family and Medical Leave Act, the 
Worker Adjustment and Retraining 
Notification Act and several efforts 
to amend the NLRA. 

Wendell Hill, professor in the 
Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology, has been elected a fel- 
low of the American Physical Soci- 
ety for significant experimental 



contributions to understanding of 
multiphoton dissociation and ion- 
ization of small molecules. 

Glenn Mason, professor of 
physics, received a Professional 
Achievement Citation at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago's graduation cere- 
monies on June 3.The citation hon- 
ors those alumni whose achieve- 
ments in their vocational fields 
have brought distinction to them- 
selves, credit to the university and 
real benefit to their communities. 

Charles M isner , professor of 
physics, and John Weeks, profes- 
sor in the Institute for physical Sci- 
ence and Technology, have been 
elected fellows of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Rablndra Mohapatra, professor 
of physics, is this year's recipient of 
the American Chapter of Indian 
Physics Association's Distinguished 
Scientist Award. The award is in 
recognition of Mohapatra 's out- 
standing contributions to particle 
physics, particularly on neutrino 
masses and left-right symmetric 
models with spontaneous violation 
parity. 

Following Manouchehr 
Mokhtari's recent successful expe- 
rience helping with fiscal reform in 
the Russian Federation, he has been 
invited to serve as the senior advis- 
er to the Parliament of Kazakhstan 
that intends to reform its tax code 
shortly. During the 1998 1999 acad 
emlc year, economist Mokhtari, 



associate professor of family stud 
ies, served as the team leader for 
the USAID Fiscal Reform Project in 
the Russian Federation— a $20 mil- 
lion project aimed at overhauling 
the Russian tax system and helping 
Its economy toward a sustainable 
growth path. During the same peri 
od, Mokhtari also was senior 
research associate in the Andrew 
Young School of Policy Studies at 
Georgia State University, which was 
actively involved In reforming the 
Russian tax system. 

As the team leader for the Eco- 
nomic Analysis Group, Mokhtari 
worked with key members of the 
Russian government and the Duma 
to conduct relevant policy analysis 
and reform the Russian Federation's 
tax code. As part of the U.S. Govern- 
ment Technical Assistant (USGTA) 
team, Mokhtari successfully provid- 
ed the much-needed fiscal reform 
assistance to the Russian govern- 
ment. 

Ed Schmahl, professor of 
astronomy, received a Group 
Achievement Award for Outstand- 
ing Teamwork as part of the High 
Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager 
(HESSI) Imaging Hardware Team at 
Goddard Spaceflight Center, 

Marvin Zelkowitz, computer 
science professor, is the recipient of 
the 2000 SIGSOFT Distinguished 
Service Award, presented to an indi- 
vidual who has contributed dedicat- 
ed and important service to the 
software engineering community. 



* 



Networking with China for the 21st Century 



continued from page 1 

Wilkenfeld, professor and chair, government and 
politics department. 

"It was a wonderful opportunity to share our 
expertise in networking and infrastructure," says 
Riley. "Maryland was an early leader in networking 
and infrastructure, and we are playing a leading 
role today in several national and regional net ini- 
tiatives." 

These include the Internet2, Mid-Atlantic Cross- 
roads and the Next Generation Internet Exchange 
for the east coast. "While I think our Chinese col- 
leagues are now playing catch-up, I think it won't 
be long before they are beyond that phase." By 
2010, some experts predict Internet usage in 
China will be greater than in the United States, 

As a result of a memorandum of understanding 
signed during the meeting, China became an 
Intemet2 international partner, joining 31 others 
in the international research and education com- 
munity. The agreement that was signed between 
the University Corporation for Advanced Internet 



Development and three China research networks 
— CERNet, CSTNet, and NSFCnet— will help 
strengthen China's network infrastructure. The 
National Science Foundation provides partial 
funding to assist in providing improved network- 
ing connections between international research 
networks and the United States. 

As a founding member of Internet2, Maryland 
is pleased to welcome China as a new partner and 
will work closely with that country to improve its 
Infrastructure, Internet2 is a consortium of more 
than 170 universities working in partnership with 
industry and government to develop and deploy 
advanced network applications and technologies, 
accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. 

The University Corporation for Advanced Inter- 
net Development is a not-for-profit corporation 
created as part of the Internet 2 initiative and is 
engaged in advancing networking technology 
applications for the research and education com- 
munity. For more information on UCAID and 
Internet2, see www.internet2.edu, 

"China's infrastructure now rests largely on sev- 
eral low bandwidth lines across the ocean," says 



Riley. "While Internet2 started out primarily as a 
U.S. research university initiative, one goal was to 
somehow promote and stimulate the develop- 
ment of similar high-speed research network 
capacity in other countries. This agreement just 
signed will help China do that." 

Signing the memorandum of understanding 
with UCATD were Baoping Yan of CSTNet, Jian 
Ping Wu of CERNet, and Zhlyong Liu of National 
Science Foundation of China on behalf of NSFC- 
Net. Yan was also co-chair with Riley of the CANS 
2000 symposium committee. The Chinese Acade- 
my of Sciences hosted the event. 

Since 1979, more than 400 Chinese students 
and visiting scholars each year have studied and 
conducted research at Maryland. "From my per 
spective, CANS Is another dimension of the uni- 
versity's strong relationship with China," says 
RUey, "We're trying to create an environment 
where there are no barriers to collaboration and 
exchange of research information. 

— DENISE ELIZABETH LEE 



8 Outlook June 20. 2000 



College Park to Celebrate the 4th with a Bang 



The University of Maryland and 
the City of College Park will joindy 
host a Fourth of July celebration for 
area residents.The celebration takes 
place in Lot 1 A on Jury 4 and 
includes a concert and fireworks dis- 
play. The concert, featuring the band 
Redstone playing oldies, classic rock, 
country and big band, formally 
begins the festivities at 7 p.m. Con- 
cessions open at 5 p.m. offering 
hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, 
soda and bottled water. 

The fireworks, which wlU be set 
off from the front lawn of the uni- 
versity president's house, will follow 
the concert after dark around 9:15 
p.m. Over 35,000 people are expect- 
ed to attend the event this year, so 
University Police make the following 
recommendations: 



* Use either the Campus Drive 
entrance from U.S. Route 1 , or the 
Stadium Drive entrance from Route 
193. Follow police directions to 
parking. 



• Arrive early. Heavy traffic Is 
expected to begin around 7:30 p.m. 
Late cars will be directed to park in 
outlying lots, which will offer free 
parking, but shuttle services will not 




be available. 

• Disabled visitors are encour- 
aged to arrive early as disabled park- 
ing is limited in Lot AA. 

• The best routes to exit campus 
will be the main Campus Drive 
gate onto Route 1 , or Stadium 
Drive to Route 193. 

• Alcohol and personal fireworks 
are prohibited on campus. Univer- 
sity Police advise residents to bring 
some food and water, despite avail- 
able concessions. 

In the event of rain, the fireworks 
display will be held on July 5 at the 
same time, but there will not be a 
concert. If the weather Is question- 
able, residents can call 405 3555. 
The decision to postpone will be 
made by 5:30 p.m. In the past, fire- 
works have been held in the rain. 



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Humphrey Hosts Expected 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fel- 
lowship Program, housed in the 
College of Journalism and funded 
by the U.S. Department of State, is 
looking for hosts for 12 Interna- 
tional fellows who will be spend- 
ing the next academic year at the 
university. 

Hosts are expected to pick up 
the fellows from the airport on Sat- 
urday, Aug. 1 2 and to accompany 
them until the evening of Sunday, 
Aug. 13. The idea is to give them 
some exposure to American fami- 
lies and communities. 

This year's group consists of 
seven women and five men who 
are mid-career journalists or profes 
sionals in public policy and admin- 
istration. They are from Con go. Tan 
zanla, Nigeria, Israel, Malawi, 
Colombia, El Salvador, Nepal, 
Liberia, Slovenia, Morocco and 
Albania. 

Those interested in hosting a fel- 
low please contact Kalyani Chadha 
at 405 2513 or kchadha@jmail. 
umd. edu; Bill Eaton at 405-2415 or 
beaton@jmail. umd.edu. 

Modem Pool Changes 

OIT Networking and Telecom- 
munications Services has replaced 
the 28.8 Kbps campus-only 
modem pool with a new 56Kbps 
pool. The campus only service is 
intended for those users who need 
to access campus network 
resources, but do not require 
access to the Internet.The new 
telephone number is (301) 209 



1751. The old number, (301) 403 
4333 has been taken out of ser- 
vice. More information can be 
found at http://noc.umd.edu/ 
Dialup. 

Maryland Room Closed 

The Maryland Room in Marie 
Mount Hall is closed for re nova- 
tions. It is scheduled to reopen the 
second week of October. For more 
information, call Mary Giles at 405 
6814. 

Summer Hours for OIT User 
Services 

Office of Information Technolo- 
gy service hours are 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m., through Friday, August 25, for 
the OIT Help Desk (walk-in. dial-in 
and consult-by-mail services) , Infor- 
mation Technology Library and 
Laser Print Cost Recovery service, 
all located in room 1 400 Computer 
and Space Sciences Building. 

Normal hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 
will resume with the start of the 
Fall semester on Monday, Aug. 28. 
Questions should be directed to 
the OIT Help Desk at 405-1500 or 
by electronic mail to 
helpdesk@umall.umd .edu. 

Deduct Your Fitness 

Faculty and staff now have the 
option to obtain a Campus Recre- 
ation Services membership 
through the use of payroll deduc- 
tion. When you use payroll deduc- 
tion you are purchasing a continu- 
ous right to use the award-winning 
Campus Recreation Center and 



Ritchie Coliseum. Your member- 
ship lasts as long as you remain a 
university employee or decide to 
cancel. Once you sign up, you will 
never have to renew. 

For 26-pay employees, the cost 
is $6 per pay period. For 21 pay 
employees, the cost is $7.43 per 
pay period. 

To enroll, bring your most 
recent pays tub as well as your fac- 
ulty/staff ID card to the Member 
Services Desk located In the main 
lobby of the Campus Recreation 
Center. The desk is open Monday- 
Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Satur- 
day, 8 a. m to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 
a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Contact Laura Sutter at 405- 
7529 for more information. 

Faculty/StaffWalk-in 
Computer Tutoring 

The Division of Administrative 
Affairs sponsors faculty/staff walk- 
in tutoring designed to help faculty 
and staff learn and practice com- 
puter skills related to the Internet, 
Windows operating system and 
Microsoft Office software. Bring 
specific questions related to these 
products or use the CD ROM-based 
training available during this time. 

Walk-in tutoring is held every 
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, in 
room 0121, Main Administration 
Building. To schedule an appoint- 
ment call 405 4603. 

IT Information and Ice Cream 

The Office of Continuing and 
Extended Education is sponsoring 
an informal information session 
highlighting two new Information 
Technology certification courses 
Wednesday, June 21, from noon to 
1 p.m. in the Visitor Center Audito 
rium (Turner Building/Dairy). The 
courses — Windows NT 4.0 MCSE 
Certification and A+ Certification — 
will be held evenings and Satur- 
days on campus. 

The information session is limit- 



ed to 50 participants, all of whom 
will receive free ice cream from 
the dairy (any flavor) .There is no 
charge to attend. 

For more information, contact 
Ken Carter at kjcarter@deans.umd. 
edu or 405 6296. 

Electronic Workplace Readi- 
ness Training 

The Division of Administrative 
Affairs is offering classes designed to 
prepare campus staff for the Elec- 
tronic Workplace. These three-and- 
one-half-hour classes are led by 
industry professionals and will focus 
on developing the basic Windows 
and Netscape browsing skills that 
are essentia] for the Electronic Work 
place. 

The cost is $50, payable to the 
Office of Information Technology via 
an ISR, which can be brought to the 
class. All classes are held at the Patap 
sco Computer Training Facility. The 
next classes are being offered on 
Thursday, June 22, from 8:30 a.m. - 
noon.and 1-4:30 p.m. 

For more information contact 
Laura Davison at 40S4603, or regis- 
ter on the web at www.bpr.umd. 
edu. 

Put Back Your Lazy Days 

Are you having trouble finding 
the time to enjoy the warmth and 
fun of summer? On Wednesday, 
June 2 1 , a Wellness Brown Bag 
Lunch session titled "Putting Lazy 
Days Back Into Your Summer" will 
discuss time management and how 
to fit in all your summer activities. 
This program will take place at the 
Center for Health and Well being, 
room 0121 of the Campus Recre- 
ation Center from noon to 1 p.m. 
You do not have to be a member 
of the CRC to attend. 

This program is free. For more 
information, e-mail 
treger@health.umd.edu or call 314- 
1493.