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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 14 'Number 32 'July 18, 2000 

Comcast Exercises Option to Include Floor 
Naming Rights in New Arena 

Terps Earn 
Top Prize, 

Comcast Corp. has exercised an option in its 
naming-rights agreement for the university's new 
arena to include naming rights for the playing 

By exercising the option, Comcast's naming 
rights gift has increased from $20 million to $25 
million, making it the largest known corporate 
naming gift in the United States for a collegiate 
athletic facility. In January, officials from Comcast 
and the university announced the gift as part of 
a business partnership that also includes provid- 
ing cable television services to university resi- 
dence halls. 

The $25 million gift is the largest single dona- 
tion to the university and represents a significant 
portion of the university's share of the cost of 
construction on the planned Comcast Center, 
which will replace the aging Cole Field House. 

"This generous addition to Comcast's already 
large gift to the University of Maryland is greatly 
appreciated," says President Dan Mote, "It signifies 
the enormous value Comcast places on a partner- 
ship with us. We are very grateful for the confi- 
dence and support of all our friends at Comcast." 

"We are thrilled to include the floor of the 
new Comcast Center as part of our naming 
rights agreement with the University of Mary- 
land," says Jaye Gamble, regional vice president 
for Comcast's Washington Metro/Virginia Region. 

"As a national leading telecommunications com- 
pany, Comcast looks forward to continuing its 
support of educational excellence at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, one of the most prestigious 
public institutions of higher learning in the 
nation, as well as a leader in its information tech- 
nology programs." 

"We are extremely pleased that Comcast has 
elected to include the floor as part of its naming 
rights agreement," says Director of Athletics Deb- 
orah Yow." It is fitting that Comcast will have 
naming rights inside and outside the Comcast 

Comcast, which provides cable service in 
Prince George's and 15 other Maryland counties, 
will provide basic cable, with dozens of chan- 
nels, to all residence hall rooms beginning this 
fall. Comcast will have its name on one of the 
most visible collegiate athletic facilities in the 
nation, including the playing floor, and will have 
major marketing opportunities within the arena, 
including the most prominent advertising loca- 

The university plans to raise another $20 mil- 
lion for its share of construction costs through 
additional major gifts and through a campaign 
that will make available 1 ,600 of the Comcast 
Center's 17,000 seats to major gift donors. 

Tech-Savvy Teens from 28 States Converge On 
Campus to Address Digital Divide 

More than 160 tech-sawy teens and 40 adult 
educators from 28 states gathered at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland last week for the first-ever 
National 4-H Technology Conference. Their goal: 
to "slam shut" the digital divide. 

The conference, which made use of computer 
labs, teaching theaters, and classrooms on cam- 
pus, grew out of online conversations early last 
year among three teens, including Shelley 
Armour, a junior in die College of Agricultare 
and Natural Resources. During their Internet 
chats, the three discovered that they were each 
interested and involved in ideas and activities 
integrating technology and community service. 

"Technology is moving so fast," says Armour. 
"We want to expand our knowledge and skills, 
share the knowledge and teach those skills to 
others, and get all communities involved." 

Eventually, other people joined the conversa- 
tion, which led to a conference proposal. With 
support from National 4-H, the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture and several land-grant universities, 
including Maryland, the proposal became a suc- 
cessful reality. 

"It was a unique opportunity for youth and 
adult leaders to network with their peers not 
only for their own benefit but also that of their 
communities," says Kendra Wells, 4-H specialist 
with the College of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources' Maryland Cooperative Extension. 

Through 10 focus groups and 28 workshops, 
conference participants exchanged ideas, experi- 
ences, and resources, and taught and learned 

Continued on page 3 

Norma Allewell Appointed Dean 
of College of Life Sciences 

Norma Allewell has been appointed dean of the College of 
Life Sciences effective eariy faH. She brings to the position an 
exceptional background in teaching, research and administra- 

"The search committee determined that Dr. Allewell is an 
excellent scientist, has extensive and successful administrative 
experience, and lias played a national leadership role in the 
life sciences. She brings outstanding 
skills to the position of leadership of 
this college," says John Osborn, search 
committee chair and professor of 
mathematics at Maryland. 

AUcwell comes to Maryland from 
Harvard University where she was 
associate vice president Jbr sponsored 
programs and technology transfer. 
Before her post at Harvard, she held 
the positions of vice provost for 
research and graduate/professional 
education and vice provost of arts, sci- 
ence, and engineering at the University of Minnesota. She 
brings extensive experience in building biological and life Set 
ences programs as a former founding chair of the molecular 
biology and biochemistry department at Wesleyan University 
and as a leader in the reorganization of the biological sciences 

Continued »i> page 2 

Norma Allewell 

Teens from 28 states hone their technology 
skills In one of the workshops held in the new 
Plant Sciences Building teaching theater as part 
of the first National 4-H Technology Conference. 

The Foundation for Our Future 

It's the beginning of a new era of private support for the 
University of Maryland. 

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., 
an affiliated 501 (c)(3) organization authorized by the Board 
of Regents, now accepts, receipts and manages new charita- 
ble gifts in support of the mission of the University of Mary- 
land, College Park. The foundation became fully operational 
July 1. 

The new foundation's purpose is to foster private support 
for the university, promote wider visibility for its economic 
and research programs, strengthen the university's economic 
development role in the state and provide the opportunity to 
build a portfolio of investments that will support and 
enhance the university's growth and initiatives in perpetuity. 

On June 23, the officers and members of the new Universi- 
ty of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees 
were elected.The Board of Trustees will govern the invest- 
ment and distribution of private funds on behalf of the uni- 

"The importance of an institutionally related foundation 
cannot be over-emphasized ," says President Dan Mote. "For 
the first time, we have an organization exclusively dedicated 
to accomplishing the objectives of the university's strategic 
plan and a group of individuals personally committed to the 
success of this campus." Previously, private gifts were man- 
aged through the University System of Maryland's foundation, 
along with the funds of some of the state's other higher edu- 
cation institutions and research centers. 

Details about the University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation wiU appear in a later issue of Outlook. For more 
information, contact Doug Nelson, executive director for 
development administration and vice president and CFO for 
the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, via e-mail 
at or by phone at 405-191 1. 

2 Outlook July 18, 2000 

In Memoriam 

George Snow, Professor Emeritus of Physics 

George Snow, 73, professor 
emeritus of physics, died June 
24 after suffering a stroke. He is 
survived by his wife, lila Snow, 
and their three children, 
Andrew, Zachary and Sara. 

A memorial service is 
planned tor Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 
10 a.m., in Memorial Chapel. 

Snow, who earned his Ph.D. 
in physics from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1949, was professor 
of physics at the University of 
Maryland from 1957-1992. He 
served as acting chair of the 
physics department from 1970- 

His research contributions in 
experimental and phenomeno- 
logical high-energy physics had 
a considerable impact on the 
field. Beginning in 1958, he 
established and led the High 
Energy Physics Group at Mary- 
land, which gained a reputation 
as one of the strongest groups 
in the country. Snow led this 
group until his retirement. 

Since his retirement In 1992, 
he remained active in both 

experimental physics and in the 
university. He chaired the divi- 
sion of particles and fields of 
the American Physical Society, 
was a member of the High 
Energy Physics Advisory Panel 
to the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion and the Board of Trustees 
of the University Research Asso- 
ciation, Inc., and chaired many 
other advisory and review 
boards for organizations and 

In 1986, former physics 
department chair John Toll 
remarked, "The arrival of George 
Snow at the University of Mary- 
land was an indication that we 
were going to be a leading uni- 
versity in high energy physics, 
and he has been our leader in 
both theory and experiment for 
over three decades, remarkably 
inspiring others to his high stan- 
dards. He has been the Universi- 
ty of Maryland's equivalent of 
Fermi, equally adept at theory 
and experiment, teaching and 

Personnel Services Training Room Upgrade* 

The Personnel Services Department training room is being 
upgraded for the first time to help meet the technological chal- 
lenges of today's workplace. The room, which is used for classes 
including faculty and staff administrative training and Perfor- 
mance Review & Development courses, will get updated equip 
ment taking advantage of the latest audio-video, computer and 
Internet technology. 

Located in the Chesapeake Building, the room was state-of- 
the-art when it was built in 1991 but was showing signs of age. 
Marvin Pyles, assistant director of organizational development 
and training, and others in the department decided it was time 
for an upgrade.The room will get a new VCR, projector, sound 
system and other equipment; however, the focus of the new 
classroom will be computer technology. 

Pyles looked to the computer-assisted classrooms at the Pat* 
apsco Training Facility and the Computer and Space Sciences 
Building to provide examples. "We wanted to create a true tech- 
nology classroom to integrate the technology into the training," 
Pyles says. 

With the upgrades, a permanent computer will enable 
instructors to use Microsoft PowerPoint and other computer 
presentation software, and there will be networked computers 
for all course participants. Additionally, faculty and staff will be 
able to use CD-ROMs and other technology, allowing them more 
freedom to self-schedule training sessions. 

The upgrade will occur in two phases, the first of which cost 
$21,000 and should be completed this month. It consisted of 
upgrading the technology and providing a permanent computer 
with a touch screen and projector for the instructor. 

The second phase, which will cost between $60,000 and 
$80,000, will consist of providing Internet jacks and computers 
for all class participants. 

Pending the availability of funds, the goal is to complete this 
phase during the fall semester. 

The department also is considering the installation of video 
cameras, which will allow courses to be broadcast across cam- 
pus. The upgrade, which is being supervised by the Office of 
Information Technology, will help the department keep pace 
with technology, Pyles says. 


Carter Named to Lead Continuing and Extended 
Education Science and Technology Initiatives 

The University of Maryland's Office of Continuing and 
Extended Education recently named Kenneth Carter to 
provide academic and administrative leadership for its 
continuing education programs in the science and tech- 
nology fields. 

Carter will serve as program manager and liaison 
between the academic resources of the university and 
public and private sector organizations. 

He has more than 10 years of experience developing 
successful science and technology continuing education 
programs, including five years with the department of bio- 
logical sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore 

He most recently was employed as the director of edu- 
cation and project planning at the American Society for 
Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) in Bethesda. ASCLS is 
the premier membership association for clinical laboratory 

scientists/medical technologists in the United States. Prior to joining ASCLS, he was the associate 
director of education at the American Type Culture Collection, a global nonprofit biosciences 

"The tremendous growth of high-tech and biotech industries in our region demands that the 
university, as a public research institution, provide the education and training needed for suc- 
cess," says Judith Broida, dean of the Office of Continuing and Extended Education. "With the 
experience and expertise Ken Carter brings to the university, we expect to greatly expand our 
educational outreach in these areas." 

Carter's new duties will include curriculum development in cooperation with campus facul- 
ty; program budget development; selection of course formats; logistics; and program evaluation. 
He has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Gannon University in Erie, Pa. He 
earned a master of policy sciences degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County 
and has done graduate work in the master of association management program at George Wash- 
ington University. 

Kenneth Carter 

Allewell Appointed Dean of Life Sciences 

continued from page I 

at the University of Minnesota. 

AllewelTs commitment to research, educa- 
tion, outreach and specifically to developing pro- 
grams in biology is what precipitated her inter- 
est in Maryland. 

"There are great opportunities for the life sci- 
ences at Maryland because of the high level of 
public awareness and support for biology at the 
present time, existing strengths in the college, 
and die proximity of the university to federal 
agencies, research organizations and unique nat- 
ural resources in the Washington, D.C., area," says 

With a broad background and interests in the 
sciences, she has worked successfully with a 
diverse group of scientists nationally. She is a 
past president of the Biophysical Society and has 
served on numerous review panels and special 
committees for the National Science Foundation, 
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes 
Medical Institute and the National Research 

Allewell hopes to not only advance the Col- 
lege of Lift: Sciences, but also promote greater 
linkages with other colleges and leverage the 
university's strengths in other areas. 

"These linkages are extremely important, 
because of the synergy that continues to devel- 
op between the life sciences and other disci- 
plines" says Allewell. 1 would like to see the col- 
lege of life sciences grow in terms of both size 

and excellence of its research, educational and 
outreach programs." 

AllewelTs research focuses on the general 
area of protein structure and function, with par- 
ticular emphasis on signal transduction and the 
functional roles of subunit interactions in multi- 
subunit proteins. She uses a wide range of 
approaches, such as X-ray crystallography, com- 
puter modeling and recombinant DNA methods 
to investigate these questions in several different 

A recipient of numerous grants, awards and 
honors, Allewell is frequently invited to partici- 
pate in site reviews of biological and chemistry 
programs at institutions across the country. She 
has served on the editorial boards of the Journal 
of Biological Chemistry and the Biophysical 
Journal and is an Associate Editor of Biopoty- 

Allewell is the co-author or editor of three 
books and more than 80 papers and reviews in 
biochemistry, protein science, biophysics and 
biomedical research. 

She grew up in southern Ontario, Canada, 
where she gained her bachelor's degree in bio- 
chemistry from McMaster University. She earned 
her doctorate degree in molecular biophysics 
from Yale University. 

Allewell succeeds Paul Mazzocchi, who left 
the deanship to return full time to the chemistry 
and biochemistry department. Michael Raupp, 
professor and immediate past chair of the ento- 
mology department, will serve as interim dean 
until Allewell arrives. 


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Terps are Tops in FutureTruck Competition 

Teams of engineering students from 
around the country have sent a clear 
message to U.S. automakers: It is possi- 
ble to build sport-utility vehicles with 
much better fuel economy than the 
highway hippos now so popular. 

At the two-week FutureTruck compe- 
tition held under the blazing June sun at 
the General Motors Desert Proving 
Ground in Mesa, Ariz., University of 
Maryland students took a stock Chevy 
Suburban and figured out how to com- 
bine an electric motor with an ethanol- 
fueled smaller engine.The design netted 
the Maryland students top honors over- 
all and in the off-road category. 

FutureTruck 2000 was sponsored by 
General Motors and the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Energy. In past years, the com- 
petition has focused on car fuel econo- 
my but this year the 1 5 teams took on 
the task of re-inventing the sport utility 
vehicle. The sponsors provided each 
team with a new Suburban and $ 10,000 
seed money. 

"The first year of this competition 
has been a real 'everybody wins' situa- 
tion," says Mark Maher, director of pow- 
ertrain systems for General Motors 
Truck Group. "The student team mem- 
bers are leaving here with incredible 
experience in advanced automotive 
technologies, GM has developed great 
recruiting opportunities for the best tal- 
ent, and the rest of the country will 
eventually benefit from the types of 
cleaner, more efficient technologies 
we're seeing experimented with here." 

The task — maintain all the SUV's.abil- 
ity to carry cargo and pull heavy loads 
such as trailers while reducing fuel con- 

sumption and greenhouse gas emissions 
— coincided with soaring gasoline 
prices, the summer driving season and 
increasing concern about global warm- 

Led by student project managers 
Kevin Denton and Blaine Woehr, and 
advised by mechanical engineering pro- 
fessor David Holloway, the 36 members 
of the university's team first exchanged 
the Suburban's stock V-8 engine for a 
smaller, more efficient V-6. 

The V-6 was then converted to run 
on clean-burning c thai ml fuel. The elec- 
tric motor was added to make up for 
the power difference between the V-6 
and the original V-8 engine.A sophisti- 
cated system of computer controls auto- 
matically switches on the battery-pow- 
ered electric motor when the vehicle 
needs more power, such as during hard 
acceleration or towing. The result is a 
cleaner, more efficient vehicle that 
retains all the "muscle" of a gasoline- 
powered engine. 

The students began their participa- 
tion in the FutureTruck challenge in the 
fall of 1999, when they enrolled in a 
special six-credit class over two semes- 
ters. During the first semester, team 
members attended lectures on basic 
vehicle design and hybrid vehicle theo- 
ry. In the spring, the team did the actual 
hands-on work to convert the Suburban 
into what their written presentation 
described as "Proteus:The Truck You 
Wish You Had." 

The FutureTruck teams competed in 
more than a dozen events. They were 
evaluated on safety, performance, tow- 
ing ability, greenhouse gas emissions, 

Hard at work on "Proteus: The Truck You Wish You Had," are a few of the team 
members who won the FutureTruck competition sponsored by General Motors. 

fuel economy and consumer acceptabil- 
ity. Project sponsors say every entry 
demonstrated innovative approaches to 
the fuel economy and greenhouse gas 
emissions even while 100-degree tem- 
peratures caused problems for many of 
the vehicles. 

Students from the winning Proteus 
team were able to reduce greenhouse 
gas emissions by 28 percent while still 
maintaining much of the Suburban's 
overall performance. The truck designed 
by the University of California, Davis, 
had the best fuel economy at 18,7 miles 
per gallon, a 13 percent increase over 
the average Suburban. 

Other competitors came from Con- 
cordia University, Cornell University, 
George Washington University, Georgia 

Tech, Michigan Technological University, 
Ohio State University, Perm State Univer- 
sity, Texas Tech University, University of 
Idaho, University of Tennessee, Universi- 
ty of Wisconsin-Madison and Virginia 

"We are gratified that we won such a 
challenging competition and finished 
ahead of the other extremely talented 
FutureTruck teams," says Holloway. 
"However, our focus is now on next 
year's competition. We've already started 
the process of bringing on new team 
members and beginning the hard work 
necessary to successfully compete again 
next year." 

University Libraries' Joanne 
Harrar Retires 

Tech-Savvy Teens from 28 States Converge on 
Campus to Address Digital Divide 

After a distinguished library career that spanned 
almost five decades, including 20 years as director of 
the University of Maryland Libraries, H.Joanne Harrar 
retired at the end of June. 

A native of Seattle who received her undergraduate 
education at Oberlin College and her master's and doc- 
torate degrees in library service from Rutgers Universi- 
ty, Harrar first became involved in library work at Duke 
and Oberlin and then taught in the Rutgers' Graduate 
School of library Service. She later served as head 
librarian at Winthrop College (now University) and was 
an associate director of libraries at the University of 
Georgia when selected on July 18, 1975 to be director 
of libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park. 
Harrar stepped down from that position on August 3 1 , 
1995, and has been working in several special capaci- 
ties for the libraries since then. 

Many accomplishments took place during her direc- 
torate, including implementation of the CARL VICTOR 
Library Information Management System, creation of 
the Music Library and the U.S. Patents Depository 
Library, and expansion of the Engineering and Physical 
Sciences Library. Establishment of the National Trust for 
Historic Preservation Library on campus, the addition of 
a number of important special collections, expansion of 
the grants program, and reorganization of the library's 
internal structure also were notable. 


continued from page I 

new computer skills 
and strategies for teach- 
ing those skills to oth- 
ers. Topics ranged 
from curriculum devel- 
opment and collabora- 
tive web pages to digi- 
tal imaging and cyber- 

Perhaps most impor- 
tant was the sharing of 
current successful 
efforts by teens to 
introduce new audi- 
ences to the benefits of 
the computer age, 

• creation of bilin- 
gual web sites for Ore- 
gon's Latino communi- 

• establishment of 
one of the nation's 
largest 4-H-run comput- 
er laboratories in Wash- 

• wiring of an entire K-12 school system in 

• creation of a program to bring technology to 
the Shoshone-Paiute Reservation on the 
Idaho/Nevada border; and 

• "Teens Teaching Technology," a program 
through which young people teach senior citi- 
zens how to access information on the Internet. 

"It's an awesome feeling to share information 

Actor Max Gall of Barney Miller fame, left, describes the success — and 
announces the expansion — of the Teens Teaching Technology program, 
through which teenagers educate seniors on Internet use, during a news 
conference on July 11. 

about these programs and help get them started 
in other parts of the nation," says Steven Worker, a 
20-year-old junior at California Polytechnic Insti- 
tute who was instrumental in establishing the 

Given the success of the conference, it's not 
surprising that many participants are already dis- 
cussing a possible follow-up next year. 

4 Outlook July 18,2000 

Urban Forestry Curriculum Established 

Nearly eight out of 10 Maryland resi- 
dents live In urban settings. A growing 
percentage of these individuals recog- 
nize the importance of urban forests, 
which cut energy needs through the 
shade they provide, reduce runoff, pro- 
vide wildlife habitat and enhance prop- 
erty values. With this recognition comes 
an increased demand for trained individ- 
uals to manage urban forest ecosystems. 

The University of Maryland is 
addressing the demand with the addi- 
tion of an urban forestry concentration 
to the natural resource sciences under- 
graduate program in its department of 
natural resource sciences and landscape 
architecture. Beginning this fall, students 
in the College of Agriculture and Natur- 
al Resources can begin taking courses 
leading to a bachelor of science degree 
with a concentration in urban forestry. 
This program will complement the 
thriving urban forestry program of the 
Maryland Department of Natural 
Resources (DNR) Forest Service, which 

has been a national leader in the 
development of efforts to pro- 
tect trees in urban settings. 

The new urban forestry cur- 
riculum meets the demand for 
trained tree care professionals in 
an increasingly urban state, as 
well as the entire Mid-Atlantic 
region. Its development was 
spearheaded by an Urban 
Forestry Steering Committee 
comprised of University of Mary- 
land faculty and representatives 
of public agencies and private 
tree care companies. 

State Forester Jim Mallow 
expressed pleasure that a state- 
based educational institution will 
be involved in essential forestry 
education. "The addition of an 
urban forestry program at the Universi- 
ty of Maryland goes a long way toward 
protecting and maintaining Maryland's 
trees for the future," he says. 

For more information about the 

urban forestry curriculum, contact Joe 
Sullivan, assistant professor, natural 
resource sciences and landscape archi- 
tecture, at 405-1626 or; or Kathy Hunt, 

administrative assistant, at 405-4355 or 
kh 2 ( > «i 1 1 m a i 1 . 1 1 m d . 

■ Details about the DNR Forest Service 
urban forestry program can be obtained 
from Jim Mallow at (410) 26*8501. 

for your 


lecture* * temii 

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Playing it Safe 

The Department of Envi- 
ronmental Safety is offering 
monthly laboratory safety 
training for all new laborato- 
ry personnel.Tbe next avail- 
able session is Thursday, Aug. 
10, from 9:30 to 1 1 am., in 
room 3104 Chesapeake 

New research training 
provides an introduction 
and overview to a wide vari- 
ety of safety issues, including 
chemical hygiene training, 
hazardous waste generator 
training and bloodborne 
pathogen training. 

The orientation is 
required for all new employ- 
ees who work in laboratory 
settings and with hazardous 
materials. Space is limited. 
Contact Jeanette Cartron at 
405-3960 or jcartron@acc- to register. 

Traditional Chinese Medi- 

The Institute for Global 
Chinese Affairs is sponsoring 
an international conference 
on "Traditional Chinese Medi- 
cine: Science, Regulation and 
Globalization," Aug. 30 to Sept. 
2 in the Stamp Student Union. 
The registration fee is $350 
per person. 

The conference will intro- 
duce science, technology, clin- 
ical validation and giobaliza- 

chology department is offer- 
ing two free individual dream 
interpretation sessions to peo- 
ple interested in understand- 
ing their dreams. If interested, 
you would meet with a thera- 
pist or therapist-in-training 
who is trained in therapeutic 
dream interpretation. He or 
she will help you understand 
your dreams and gain insights 
into what your dreams might 

27, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m., in 
room 1 101U Chesapeake 
Building.The cost is $300. 

To register for this class on 
the Web go to www. person- 
nel, For more infor- 
mation, contact Natalie Torres 
at 405.5651. 

Rossborough Closing 


The last day for lunch at the Rossborough Inn will 
be Wednesday, July 26. The Inn will be closed Jury 27- 
Aug. 27 to undergo renovations and repairs. During 
the closing a ramp will be installed at the back 
entrance to make the Inn physically accessible to all 
patrons. Construction also will begin on the new Car- 
riage House Cafe and Bar. 

The Rossborough Inn will re-open for the Fall 
semester on Monday, Aug. 28. 

While the Inn is closed, the staff suggests trying 
one of the following other locations on campus for 
lunch: Adele's Restaurant 3 14-8022; (opens II a.m. 
Monday - Friday), University of Maryland Dairy 405- 
1 41 5 (opens 8 a.m. Monday - Friday) or Mulligan's 
Grill 403-4182 (opens 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday). 

tion of traditional Chinese 
herbal medicine. The empha- 
sis of the conference will be 
on Chinese herbal medicines 
and their acceptability as com- 
plementary medicines to 
western drugs. 

To register call 314-7884 or 
e-mail umdconf@accmail. For program infor- 
mation call 405-0208, e-mail 
rm 1 65@umail., or 
visit the Web site: 
www.infbrm . u md .e du/i gca . 

Dream, Dream, Dream 

Do you ever wonder what 
your dreams might mean? 
Through the Maryland Dream 
Interpretation Project, the psy- 

mean for you. 

For more information, con- 
tact Timothy Davis at (301) 
583-9385 or 
d da vis® warn . umd . edu 

Compelling PowerPoint 

Master the tools and tech- 
niques to sharpen your pre- 
sentation and teaching skills. 
Microsoft PowerPoint has 
everything you need to put 
on a show that audiences wUl 
watch, enjoy and most impor- 
tant, learn from. Fred Pryor 
Seminars, a nationally 
renowned t raining organiza- 
tion, is coming to campus to 
present "How to Create Com- 
pelling Microsoft PowerPoint 

July Jazz 

Every Thursday in July, join 
AFTER HOURS for some cool 
jazz on those hot summer 
afternoons at the University 
Golf Course clubhouse. Bring 
your friends, come and relax, 
sip a cool drink and listen to 
great jazz every Thursday in 
July from 3 to 7 p.m. 

For more information call 

Student Affairs Search 
The university recently 
embarked on a nationwide 
search to fill the position of 
Vice President for Student 
Affairs. As chair of the search 

committee, Provost Gregory 
Geoffroy is soliciting nomina- 
tions and applications from 
members of the campus 
community. The committee 
particularly would like to 
receive suggestions of quali- 
fied minority and women can- 

Send your nominations 
(name, address and telephone 
number) to Geoffroy or to 
Sapienza Barone in the Presi- 
dent's Office (sbarone ©deans., 405-5790). If you 
would like to see a copy of 
the position announcement, 
contact Sapienza. 

Oldsmobile Scramble 

The University Golf Course 
is hosting a four-person 
Oldsmobile Scramble, Satur- 
day, July 22. Total cost is $84, 
and includes round, cart, entry 
fee, one dozen Strata golf balls 
and a $50 golf shop gift cer- 
tificate from Oldsmobile. 

USGA handicap required. 
Call the Golf Shop for addi- 
tional information 403-4299 
or visit the Web at 
www. scramblegolf . com. 

Vforkers' Comp Relocates 

The Workers' Compensa- 
tion Office, formerly located 
at the University Health Cen- 
ter, has moved to room 3115 
Chesapeake Building under 
the auspices of the Depart- 
ment of Environmental Safety. 
Wlule the location for pro- 
cessing claims and obtaining 
workers compensation infor- 
mation has changed, injured 
workers should continue to 
report to the health center for 
necessary treatment. 

To contact the Workers' 
Compensation Office, the 
phone number remains 314-