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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 2 ■ September 5, 2000 



University Theatre 

2000-01, 
page 3 




Foreign Affairs Heavyweights Offer 
Reflections on Middle East 



Former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and 
Congressman Lee Hamilton, former chair of the 
Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs will 
reflect on the state of affairs in the Middle East — 
past, present and future — as the School of Public 
Affairs launches the fifth season of its prominent 
Brody Public Policy Forum on Sept. 24. 

The discussion, framed around the topic "The 
Middle East: What Next?" will be held at 7 p.m. in 
the Stamp Student Union Colony Ballroom. 
Douglas Besharov, professor in the School of 
Public Affairs and Brody Forum coordinator, will 

moderate. (For com- 
plimentary tickets 
contact Demetria 
Sapienza at 405-6330 
by Sept. 13) 

Kirkpatrick was 
the first woman 
appointed to serve as 
the United States' per- 
manent representa- 
tive to the United 
Nations and as a 
member of Ronald 
Reagan's cabinet and 
National Security Council. She is now a senior fel- 
low at the American Enterprise Institute where 
she directs foreign and defense policy studies. 
Hamilton served in the U.S. House of 




Lee Hamilton 




Jeane Kirkpatrick 



Representatives for 
34 years and was 
the ranking 
Democrat on the 
Committee on 
Foreign Affairs for 
10 years. He chaired 
the committee dur- 
ing the 103rd 
Congress. Hamilton 
made significant 
contributions to 
American foreign poli- 
cy during his tenure in Congress and had a par- 
Ucular interest in promoting peace and stability 
in the Middle East. He now directs the Woodrow 
Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

Kirkpatrick and Hamilton were both posi- 
tioned to observe many of the historical develop- 
ments that have shaped the political environ- 
ment of today's Middle East negotiations. The 
kind of insightful perspectives they will share 
have become a distinctive hallmark of the Brody 
Forum. 

Established in 1996 by the School of Public 
Affairs, the Brody Public Policy Forum regularly 
brings scholars and practitioners to Maryland to 
debate and reflect upon pressing international 
and domestic issues. 



Rwandan President Speaks at 
University Sept. 1 1 

Only Public Appearance in Washington Area 

Following attendance at the United Nations Millennium 
Summit, Rwandan President Paul Kagame will punctuate bis 
visit to the United States with a public lecture at the University 
of Maryland on Monday, Sept. 1 1 in the Stamp Student Union 
Colony Ballroom. 

The 2:30 p.m. talk is Kagame's only public appearance in the 
Washington, DC, area and is open to the campus community. 
His talk, "Between Chaos and Development in the Great Lakes: 
Lessons from Rwanda," will highlight the challenges facing 
Rwanda and the prospects for peace and development in the 
region. 

President Clinton recently visited Central Africa to offer U.S. 
support for those parties working to stabilize the volatile politi- 
cal situation there. Kagame, an important leader in this process, 
is expected to point to steps that Rwanda specifically, and the 
region more broadly, are taking to move beyond the violence of 
the past to get on with the tasks of economic development and 
social reconstruction. 

After 30 years in exile, Kagame returned to his homeland in 
1990 and led the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) to victory in the 
struggle against persecution and genocide in 1994. He served as 
vice president and minister for defense in the new government 
of national unity, and later as chairman of the Rwandese Patriotic 
Front, a partner in the national unity government. He was elected 
president of the Republic of Rwanda in April of this year. 

The stop at the university also allows Kagame to personally 
highlight the importance of a new partnership involving the 

— continued on page 2 




President Seeks Comment on 
Diversity Panel Report 



Campus Leaders Establish University Priorities 



President Dan Mote has 
published the report of the 
President's Diversity Panel on 
the university Web sitt* and is 
urging members of the univer- 
sity community to read and 
comment on it before the end 
of September. Mote will issue 
his response to the report and 
comments by Oct. 30. 

Mote appointed the panel 
last January as part of the 
response to the delivery of 
racially charged hate mall and 
threats to several students 
and staff on campus. Mote 
asked the panel, chaired by 
Math Professor Raymond 
Johnson and Women's Studies 
Professor Claire Moses to 
help identify ways to "reduce 
impediments to building 
understanding and enlighten- 
ment across our diverse cam- 
pus community; reduce insti- 
tutionalized balkanization of 
the campus, and propose 
steps to enhance the opportu- 
nity for increased interchange 
and understanding across our 
diverse community." 




The 21-member panel 
interviewed many key admin- 
istrators, members of presi- 
dential panels, students and 
other employees to get a 
sense of the climate for diver- 
sity on the campus. The panel 
grouped its recommendations 
in seven categories: physical 
safety; recruitment/retention 
of staff, faculty and students 
of underrepresented groups; 
making the University of 
Maryland a center of excel- 
lence for scholarship on 
diversity; enhancing the cur- 
riculum for diversity; restruc- 
turing the equity system from 
diversity to community and 
leadership. 

The history and member- 
ship of the panel, as well as a 
downloadable version of the 
full report, is on the Web at 
www.inform.umd.edu/Camp 
usInfo/Departments/PRES/div 
call. html. 

Comments should be sent 
to the Chief of Staff. Office of 
the President, or by email to 
chiefofstaff@umail.umd.edu 



A two-day meeting of leaders from all campus 
divisions and colleges has resulted in a set of pri- 
orities for implementing the university's updated 
Strategic Plan, "Building on Excellence: The Next 
Steps". 

President Dan Mote, along with the provost, 
vice presidents, chief of staff, College Park Senate 
leaders and university plan facilitators, agreed on 
21 priorities aimed at the university's expanded 
vision of excellence in keeping with its 
stated goal of becoming one of the 
nation's preeminent public 
research universities. 



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"It was the first time 
anyone can remember 
that all the vice presi- 
dents, deans and the 
president took a two- 
day retreat," says 
Gregory Geoffroy, sen- 
ior vice president for 
academic affairs and 
provost. "Most signifi- 
cant was the participants 
coming together to estab- 
lish priorities for the univer- 
sity for the coming academic 
year." 

The discussion, held May 31 -June 1 at 
the Wye River conference center, led to the estab- 
lishment of the top action items. After the confer- 
ence, Mote grouped the priorities as follows: 

Academic Achievement: 

• Continue to elevate the standards for 
appointment of new faculty and the expectations 




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for promotion and tenure of existing faculty to 
the level of our peers, across all academic units. 

• Ensure that the key programs in the liberal 
arts and humanities are commensurate in quality 
and national reputation with our leading pro- 
grams in science and technology. 

• Support and encourage innovative course 
design that stresses student participation, team- 
based problem solving and technology enhance- 
ment, and ensure that high academic standards 

are maintained in all our courses. 
Student Support: 
• Raise an endowment for 
undergraduate scholarships suf- 
ficient to ensure that no stu- 
dent admitted to the 
University of Maryland has 
to leave solely for economic 
reasons or has to work to 
an extent that hinders aca- 
demic progress. 

• Increase the amount 
of scholarship/grant aid for 
graduate students and reward 
achievement of diversity in allo- 
cating Individual student aid and 
block grant awards to programs. 
Faculty and Staff Support: 

• Increase the competitiveness of our faculty 
compensation packages to allow us to recruit 
and retain the very best faculty and raise our 
average faculty salaries to the 75th percentile of 
AAU public universities (85th percentile of 

— continued on page 2 



Outlook 






Fantastic Freshman: Class of 2004 
is Best and Brightest Yet 



Step aside freshman class of 1999, and '98, 
and '97, and all the others, too. The freshmen 
who arrived at the university last week to 
start classes boast the best academic creden- 
tials and achievement ever seen on campus. 

Maryland's 4,000 new freshmen boast a 
mean high school grade point average of 
374, significantly higher than last year's 
record 3-6l.The mid-range of their SAT scores 
is 1180 to 1330, compared with 1 150 to 1320 
last year. And 1,355 of them had SAT scores 
higher than 1300, compared with 1,300 last 
year. 

In fact, the only number that is lower this 
year is transfer students. Only 2, 100 new 
transfer students will enroll at Maryland this 
fall, compared with 2,552 last year, but that 
number reflects some good news, too, univer- 
sity officials note. As retention of freshmen 
and sophomores continues "to improve, there 
are fewer spaces available for transfer stu- 
dents. As for the transfers who are coming, 
their grades are better than last year's 
crop, too: a 3.16 GPA, compared with 
3-02 in 1999. 

"We've come to expect this," 
says Linda Clement, assistant vice 
president and director of admis- 
sions. "As the university's reputation 
continues to improve, thanks to our flagship 
status, great support from state leadership 
and the accomplishments of our faculty, we 
attract more and more outstanding stu- 
dents. That, in turn, helps to boost our rep- 
utation, which attracts still more outstand- 
ing students, especially top 
Maryland students who a few years 
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Here are some more facts about the 
newest Terps: 

• About 40 percent of new freshmen are 
enrolled in programs for the most talented 
students, Including University Honors (650 
students), College Park Scholars (900), Honors 

Humanities and Gemstone.The typi- 
cal University Honors student brings 
a GPA of 4. 1 1 and mid-range SATs 
of 1360 to 1470. 
• About 26 percent of the 
new freshmen earned merit- 
based scholarships, including 
101 Banneker/Key scholars (with an average 
GPA of 4.30 and average SAT of 1479). Nearly 
half are students of color. 

• Students of color make up 37 percent of 
the new freshman class, compared with 35 
percent last year. 

• Two incoming freshmen are coming with 
the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, 
created by the Bill and Melinda Gates 

Foundation a year ago to increase the num- 
ber of low income, high achieving African 
Americans, American Indians, Hispanics and 
Asian/Pacific [slanders who enroll in college. 

• Every Maryland county is represented in 
the freshmen class, as are 44 states, three ter- 
ritories, the District of Columbia and 

much of the rest of the world, includ- 
ing Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa ( 
and the Middle East. 



Rwandan President Speaks at 
University Sept. 1 1 



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National University of Rwanda 
and the Center for Inter-nation- 
al Development and Conflict 
Management (C1DCM). Central 
to this effort is Rwanda's desire 
to rebuild the university's infra- 
structure for academic and 
technology advancement and 
to initiate research and training 
in the processes of conflict 
management. 

C1DCM is a research and pol- 
icy center that has extensive 
experience analyzing the root 
causes of ethnic and regional 
conflict, and has recently 
expanded to examining how 
inequalities in information tech- 
nology influence the spread of 
conflict. 

The partnership between 
Maryland and NUR will feature 
a distance education compo- 
nent to rebuild the NUR faculty 
and curricula, especially in 
math and science, that were 
decimated in the 1994 geno- 
cide. The project also will pro- 
vide technical support for 
upgrading academic computing 
systems and computer science 
curricula to train a workforce 
that can help expand the coun- 
try's capacities in communica- 
tion technologies. 

The partnership is support- 
ed by a $ 1 .8 million grant from 
the Education for Development 
and Democracy Initiative 
(EDDI) administered through 
the U.S. Agency for 
International Development. A 
white House initiative, EDDI 
was announced by President 
Clinton during his 1998 visit to 



Campus Leaders Establish University Priorities 



continued from page 1 

Carnegie I institutions). 

• Establish procedures to enable "oppor- 
tunity hires" and develop specific retention 
mechanisms for talented members of 
under-represented groups. 

Research and Service to the State: 

• Develop a research and technology 
park close to campus that will leverage 
campus, corporate and agency strength to 
create a powerful center of research excel- 
lence and promote economic development 
for the region. 

• Aggressively promote appropriate 
development concepts for the area east of 
Baltimore Avenue as a high, quality college 
town environment including retail, office 
and residential facilities with an increased 
hotel and restaurant capacity and cultural 
opportunities. 

• Develop comprehensive short and 
long-term strategies to work with the 
University System of Maryland, the gover- 
nor and key members of the General 
Assembly to achieve funding of the univer- 
sity's high priority capital projects. 

• Aggressively pursue partnerships 
between the university, city and private 
developers that are aimed at: increasing the 
amount and quality of student residential 
living space adjacent to campus; increasing 



the research space available to campus 
units; and improving the economic status 
and aesthetic nature of the neighborhoods 
surrounding the campus. 
University Relations: 

• Establish a fund raising organization 
rivaling that of our peer institutions, both 
in structure and personnel support, whose 
goal is to achieve a $ 1 25 million per year 
giving rate by 2004 with a 3-year average of 
$100 million from 2000-2004 and to double 
the number of alumni donors from 12,500 
to 25,000. 

• Establish a first-class public informa- 
tion infrastructure that advances the uni- 
versity's goals and creates an image appro- 
priate for one of the nation's best public 
research universities. 

Infrastructure: 

• Examine the adequacy of current oper- 
ating budgets and staffing levels for fulfill- 
ing the missions of all campus units and 
adjust as necessary as resources allow and 
in line with university priorities. 

• Bring every classroom up to an estab- 
lished minimum standard for information 
technology capability and create special 
purpose information technology enhanced 
classrooms and laboratories as required. 

• Implement the proposals developed 
by the Teaching Facilities Committee to 
upgrade the university's classrooms and 



establish an improved classroom mainte- 
nance and support system, especially for 
technology-enhanced classrooms. 

■ Engage the campus and local commu- 
nity in an update of the 1991 Facilities 
Master Plan to create the structure and 
vision for a campus of national prominence 
that is aesthetically pleasing, environmental- 
ly sound and meets the operational needs 
of the university. 

• Promote a strong "customer-first" ori- 
entation in all campus units that demands 
and delivers the highest quality of cus- 
tomer service in all administrative process- 
es to every internal and external client and 
continually monitors customer satisfaction. 

• Develop strategies to maximize the 
quality and impact of our graduate and 
research programs, as measured by national 
surveys of program excellence. 

• Bring all students to a level of infor- 
mation technology proficiency appropriate 
to their disciplinary needs. Establish infor- 
mation technology fluency and information 
literacy requirements for all undergradu- 
ates. 

• Seek additional ways for students to 
take advantage of the special opportunities 
that are available at a world-class research 
university and increase substantially the 
opportunities for students to be involved in 
research with a faculty member. 



Africa. 

"While CIDCM will be help- 
ing to expand the academic 
and technology capacity of the 
National University of Rwanda, 
we expect the interaction to 
significantly enhance Maryland 
researchers' and students' 
understanding of the dynamics 
of conflict and development in 
the region," says Ernest Wilson, 
director of CIDCM and profes- 
sor of government and politics 
at Maryland. "This is a partner- 
ship that has great benefits for 
both institutions." 

The partnership will also 
assist researchers at the newly 
established Centre for Conflict 
Management at NUR.The center 
will examine models and mecha- 
nisms for conflict resolution and 
provide training to foster con- 
flict mediation in local commu- 
nities throughout the country. 

School children in the local 
communities will benefit from 
the math and science courses 
that will be delivered through a 
variety of distance technologies 
made possible through this 
partnership, 

"This project will help con- 
nect Rwanda to the outside 
world to a degree that has 
never before been possible," 
says Wilson. "Just being connect- 
ed will go a long way toward 
reducing the likelihood of con- 
flicts escalating to the level that 
diey have in the past." 



Outlook 



Outlook is dtc weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving the Univetsity of 
Mary fond campus community. 

Brodie Remington, "Vice President 
tor Univetsity Relations 

Teresa Flannery • Executive Director 
of University Communications and 
Director of Marketing 

George Cathcart * Executive Editor 

Jennifer Hawes ■ Editor 

Londa Scott Forte • Assistant Editor 

Patty Heneti ■ Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions 
and campus information arc welcome. 
Please submit all material two weeks 
before the Tuesday of publication. 

Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 
Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742 

Telephone ■ (301) 405-4629 

Fax -{301) 314-9344 

E-mail • outlook@acnnail.umd.edu 

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Your Guide to University Events 
September 5-14 



September 5 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
Maryland," introduces net- 
work technologies such as 
the transfer of files between 
local and host machines 
located anywhere in the 
world using FTP; readying, 
subscribing and posting on 
newsgroups using Netscape; 
subscripting and sending 
document attachments using 
Pine. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.nmd.edu/PT.* 



September 



4:15 p.m. Free Introductory 
Massage Therapy Class spon- 
sored by the University 
Health Center. Reduce your 
stress, enhance your alert- 
ness, bolster your immune 
system. Learn to give and 
receive massage therapy. 
01 40 Campus Rec Center. 
Weekly classes begin 
Sept. 11.4-8128. 

6-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Navigating WebCT," is for 
students who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrat- 
ed WebCT into the class 
environment. Students will 
learn to navigate course 
content, participate in bul- 
letin boards and chat rooms, 
and develop presentation 
materials in group project 
space. 4404 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg, 
Registration required. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5. 
umd.edu or www.inform. 
umd.edu/PT.* 



septembe 



umd5.umd.edu or 

www. inform, umd .edu/PT. * 

September 10 

1-4 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Unix " intro- 
duces the Unix operating sys- 
tem. Concepts covered include 
file and directory manipulation 
commands, navigation skills, as 
well as the Pico editor. It does 
NOT teach programming skills. 
3330 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, cwpost® 
umd5.umd.edu or www. 
/inform, umd . edu/PT. * 

September 11 



4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Basic Computing 
Technologies at Maryland," 
introduces network tech- 
nologies such as the transfer 
of files between local and 
host machines located any- 
where in the world using 
FTP; readying, subscribing 
and posting on newsgroups 
using Netscape; subscripting 
and sending document 
attachments using Pine. 
3330 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, cwpost® 



4:15 p.m and 6 p.m. Weekly 
Massage Therapy Classes spon- 
sored by the University Health 
Center, Reduce stress, enhance 
your immune system, reduce 
PMS, headaches, back and neck 
pain, learn to massage others 
and receive regular massage. 
Classes cost $90 for 12 weeks 
C$7.50 per class). 
0140 Campus Rec Center. 
4-8128.* 

6-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Navigating WebCT," is for stu- 
dents who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrated 
WebCT into the class environ- 
ment. Students will learn to 
navigate course content, partic- 
ipate in bulletin boards and 
chat rooms, and develop pres- 
entation materials in group 
project space. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5. 
umd.edu or www.inform. 
umd.edu/PT.* 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to 
MATLAB," Introduces the basic 
principles of a world class 
mathematical tool that can per- 
form complex mathematical 
operations such as integration 
and differentiation in symbolic 
mathematical notation. Also 
included is rendering data in 
either 2-D or 3-D plots. Used in 
colleges and universities world- 
wide. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 



September 12 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to 
Mathematics," introduces the 
basic principles of a world 
class mathematical tool that 
can perform complex mathe- 
matical operations such as inte- 
gration and differentiation in 
symbolic mathematical nota- 
tion. Also included is rendering 
data in either 2-D or 3-D plots. 
Used in colleges and universi- 
ties worldwide. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5. umd.edu or 
www. inform, umd . edu/PT. * 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
Maryland," introduces network 
technologies such as the trans- 
fer of files between local and 
host machines located any- 
where in the world using FTP; 
readying, subscribing and post- 
ing on newsgroups using 
Netscape; subscripting and 
sending document attachments 
using Pine. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 

September 13 

6-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Navigating WebCT" is for stu- 
dents who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrated 
WebCT into the class environ- 
ment. Students will learn to 
navigate course content, partic- 
ipate in bulletin boards and 
chat rooms, and develop pres- 
entation materials in group 
project space. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938 or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT* 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to MAT- 
LAB," introduces the basic prin- 
ciples of a world class mathe- 
matical tool that can perform 
complex mathematical opera- 
tions such as integration and 
differentiation in symbolic 
mathematical notation. Also 
included is rendering data in 
either 2-D or 3-D plots. Used in 
colleges and universities world- 
wide. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
or www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 

September 14 

4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Intermediate Mathematica," 
continues covering critically 
important skills in solving 
matrix and vector operations, 
multiple integrals, differential 
equations, 2D & 3D plots in 
parametric, polar, spherical, 
cylindrical, implicit, contour, 
mesh, views and much more. 
4404 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 




University Theatre Presents 
Its 2000-01 Season 



Subscriptions for the 2000-01 University Theatre season are 
now available. The season features four subscription produc- 
tions in Tawes Theatre and three non-subscription produc- 
tions in Pugliese Theatre. 

At the Tawes Theatre: 

• Oct. 12-21 "E!ectra,"a contemporary Afro-Cuban retelling 
of Sophocles' tragedy set in Miami with dance and song, pre- 
sented by University Theatre. 

• Nov. 30-Dec. 3 "The Comedy of Errors" is a comedy of 
mistaken identities with two sets of twins — the boys from 
Syracuse and 

Ephesus — in 1950s 
Turkey, presented by 
National Players, the 
classical touring com- 
pany in residence at 
the university. 

• March MO "life is 
a Dream," Calderon de 
la Barca*s revenge 
tragedy, an allegorical 
journey in the Spanish 
tradition presented by 
University Theatre . 

• April 19-22 "The Scarlet Letter," Nathaniel Hawthorne's 
drama of romance and redemption during the times of 
Puritan law and religion, presented by National Players. 

At the Pugliese Theatre: 

• Nov. 8-1 9, "Suburbia "Eric Bogosian's modern American 
story about the suffocating safety of the 'burbs, presented by 
University Theatre . 

• Feb. 7-18."'dentity Crisis" and "Sister Mary Ignatius 
Explains It All for You," Christopher Durang's irreverent come- 
dies of biting social commentary, presented by University 
Theatre. 

• April 25-May 6, "The Glass Menagerie "Tennessee 
Williams' classic portrait of familial love and responsibility, 
presented by University Theatre. 

Productions in Tawes Theatre feature a variety of accessibil- 
ity services and facilities including an infrared listening sys- 
tem at all performances, and both Tawes and Pugliese theatres 
are accessible to theatregoers with physical disabilities. 

Audio Description for theatregoers who are blind or have 
low vision is available for Sunday matinees in Tawes Theatre 
when reserved three weeks in advance, and will be provided 
based on the availability of a qualified describer and at the 
discretion of the management. 

Sign Interpretation is available for second Saturday per- 
formances in Tawes and Pugliese Theatres when reserved 
three weeks in advance and will be provided based on the 
availability of qualified interpreters and at the discretion of 
the management. 

Sometime during spring 2001, University Theatre will move 
to its new theatres in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Once the move takes place, University Theatre pro- 
ductions scheduled for Tawes Theatre will be held in the Kay 

Theatre, and tiiose sched- 
uled for Pugliese Theatre 
will be held in the Studio 
Theatre. 

Discounted Tawes 
Theatre season subscrip- 
tions are now available. 
For more information, 
call the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 
Center Ticket Office 
at 405-7847 week- 
days from 10 a.m. to 
4 p.m. or write 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center Ticket Office, University of Maryland, 
College Park.MD 20742-1625. 










September 5, 2000 




More Than 40 Places to 
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Commuter Affairs and Community 
Service hosts its annual Community 
Service Corner at the First Look Fair 
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 
20, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, 
Sept. 21, on McKeldin Mall. More than 40 
community agencies attend the fair each 
day, providing Maryland students, faculty 
and staff information about volunteer 
opportunities in tutoring, health care, 
the arts, recreation and fighting hunger 
and homelessness. 

Organizations at the fair include the 
NAMES Project, DC Central Kitchen, My 
Sister's Place, Make a Wish Foundation, 
Whitman Walker Clinic, United Negro 
College Fund and the Ronald McDonald 
House. This is an excellent opportunity 
to learn about volunteering on campus 
and in the community. 

KEYS to Engineering 

Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m. , the Women in Engineering Office 
invites 1 1- to 1 3-year old girls to partici- 
pate in its KEYS — Science and 
Engineering Program featuring innova- 
tive workshops, hands-on lab activities 
and interaction with supportive role 
models.The aim of the program is to 
help girls who are excited about science 
and technology at such a young age be 
enabled to choose science, math and 
engineering tracks in high school and 
beyond. 

Due to the popularity of the program, 
students will be selected on a first 
come, first served basis. In order to get 
more people involved, repeated partici- 
pation is not encouraged. 

For more information, drop by the 
Women in Engineering office (1 106 
Glenn L. Martin Hall) or contact Tao 
Peng at 405-0315 or 
tpeng@deans.umd.edu. 



Yoga's for You ^ a|B ^ H ^ 

If you yearn to learn yoga, now 
through Sept. 1 1 is the time to enroll in 



classes at the Art and Learning Center. 
Registration takes place in room 0232 
Stamp Student Union. 

500 Yoga is being taught for eight 
weeks on Tuesdays, from 7:30-8:45 p.m., 
beginning Sept. 12; or Wednesdays, from 
5:306:40 p.m., beginning Sept. 13.The 
cost is $60 for faculty or staff. 

For more information on classes see 
the center's Web site: www.inform.umd. 
cdu/artcenter, or call 314-ARTS. 



Corporate Calendaring 

September dates now available for 
client, designate and web-based training 
In the Corporate Time Calendaring 
System.Training is free to campus facul- 
ty and staff. 

Seating is limited and web-based pre- 
registration is required at 
www. umd. ed u/ShortCourses/. WWW/ 
corpreg.html. Questions about course 
content and registration can be directed 
to oit-training@umail.umd.edu. 

Learn Massage, Relieve 

The University Health Center is spon- 
soring massage therapy classes led by 
Geoff Gilbert, certified massage therapist 
for the university's athletic teams. 
Classes will be offered on Mondays, 
beginning Sept, 1 1, from 4: 15-5:45 p.m. 
and 6-7:30 p.m. in room 01 40 of the 
Campus Recreation Center. Receive mas- 
sage weekly and learn to massage family 
and friends while letting go of your own 
stress. 

Classes cost $7.50 per class or $90 
for 12 weeks. A free introductory class is 
being held Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 4:15 
and 6 p.m. at the site noted above. No 
pre -registration is necessary. 

To register for the 12-week session, 
stop by the University Health Center, 
Health Education office, or call Geoff 
Gilbert at 301-881-3434. 

WebCT 3.0 Now Available 

WcbCT 3-0 is now available on the 



Join the Band 



Band directors John Wakefield and L. 
Richmond Sparks announce the 2000-2001 season for 
Community Band begins this month and continues through 
July 200 1 .The University of Maryland Community Band is 
open to all adults, college-age and older, with playing experi- 
ence. Space is available in all sections of the band and most 
are expected to bring their own instruments, however some 
instruments are available on a first come, first served basis. 
Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 
19, in room 1230 (Orchestra Rehearsal Room) Clarice Smith 

Performing Arts Center. 

Plan to join the 
band for an exciting year. 
For more information, 
call Tina at 405-5542. 




Revised Edition of Petersons Notes on 
Hampton Mansion Published 

In 1970, Charles Peterson, architectural historian, restorationist and planner, 
was commissioned by the National Park Service to write up information he had 
collected on the Hampton Mansion, an early iron plantation located inTowson, 
just north of Baltimore. One hundred copies of bis findings were mimeo- 
graphed and distributed. 

Some 30 years later, in May 2000, the University Libraries published a revised 
edition of Peterson's Notes on Hampton Mansion on the 50th anniversary of 
the inaugural board meeting of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, of 
which Peterson was a charter member. 

As Peterson recounts in the preface to the revised edition, the Hampton 
story is important because the mansion was an early iron plantation of large 
size and significance. The Ridgely family that owned and managed it was promi- 
nent in Maryland and the architectural evolution of the mansion was unusual. 

Peterson notes the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities took 
over its operation for a time. And the Thomas Sully portrait, the Lady with a 
Harp, which hung at Hampton and is now at the National Gallery of Art, was 
Instrumental in the founding of die National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Sally Sims Stokes, Curator of the National Trust Library at the University of 
Maryland and editor of the revised edition, wrote die foreword and pays tribute 
to Peterson as "an abiding notable among preservation pioneers." The University 
Libraries will serve as the future home for Peterson's personal library and 
papers. 

Notes on Hampton Mansion is available for $27.50, plus $3 for shipping and 
handing, from The National Trust Library, McKeldin library, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. 




WebCT @ Maryland server. This new ver- 
sion brings a much improved user inter- 
face to allow faculty and students to nav- 
igate through the WebCT space easier. 
All courses currently running in version 
2. 1 will be converted over automatically 
for faculty. All new course requests will 
be created in version 3-0. 

Leverage Your Corporate 
Knowledge ^^^^^^m 




The Center for Knowledge and 
Information Management, in the Robert 
H. Smith School of Business, and IMC 
(Information Management 
Consultants, Inc) are again co-spon- 
soring the Leveraging Corporate 
Knowledge seminar series. Nationally 
eminent thought leaders, who 
describe their research and insights 
about the nature of business in the 
21st century, are featured guests. 
All sessions will be held at 3:30 p.m. 
In Van Munching Hall. Following each 
seminar, a reception will be held for 
participants to meet the speaker. 
The following is the schedule for the 
Fall 2000 seminar series: 

• "Building an IT Leader through 

Corporate Development, Mergers and 

Acquisitions* 

Wednesday, Sept. 27 

Ronald Jones, senior vice president, 

Strategy & Corporate Development 



Veridian 

Learn how to strengthen your firm's 
IT leadership through an active develop- 
ment and M&A strategy. 

■ "The Transformation of Financial 
Services dirough Internet Technologies" 
Thursday, October 12 
Sudhakar V Shenoy, chair 
Information Management Consultants, 
Inc. 

Hear about the impact Internet tech- 
nologies have — and will continue to 
have — on the financial services indus- 
tries. 

• "Electronic Bartering" 

Thursday, Nov. 16 

Michael Ball, professor 

Robert H. Smith School of Business 

Learn how the power of the Web and 
advanced decision models are resurrect- 
ing the oldest method of commerce for 
trading both traditional and new age 
products. 

To RSVR or If you have any questions, 
e-mail ckim@rhsmith.umd.edu. For more 
information, check out the website at 
www. rhsmi th . umd . edu/ckim .