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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 'Number 3 • September 12, 2000 

of Maryland 
page 5 

Fifteen minutes after It opened on Sept. 4, 1990, the Visitor 
Center greeted its first guest. Ten years and more than 150,000 
visitors later, the center continues its welcoming ways, but out of 
a larger and more elegant space in a renovated Turner Hall. A bal- 
loon bouquet and "greeting card" assist university welcomer 
Meagan Shipley in announcing the center's momentous occasion. 

Engineering, Business Fare Well in Newest Rankings 

The University of Maryland held its own 
and some programs showed improvements in 
the U.S. News and World Report annual guide 
to colleges and universities, published last 

The Clark School of Engineering undergrad- 
uate program achieved its highest ranking ever 
among schools that offer the engineering 
Ph.D., up two spots from last year to 22nd 
overall with one program ranked 11th. While 
the Robert H. Smith School of Business 
remained ranked at 21st over- 
all, three specializa- 
tion programs 
placed in the top 10 
and two others in 
the top 25. 

The university was 
ranked 24th among 
national public univer- 
sities, tied with 
Rutgers, compared with 
a six-way tie for 22nd 
last year 

Engineering Dean 
Nariman Farvardin notes 
not only did the Clark 
School achieve its highest 
ranking ever, it ranked 
1 2th overall among state- 
supported engineering pro- 
grams. The aerospace engi- 
neering program ranked 
11th nationally. 

"This is a tribute to the hard and high-quali- 
ty work of the faculty and staff in the Clark 
School and the leadership provided by 
Herbert Rabin, Bill Destier and George Dieter," 
Farvardin says. Rabin served as interim dean 
for the past year, and Desder was dean of engi 
neering for five years, succeeding Dieter, who 
was dean for 17 years. 

The Smith School's undergraduate special- 
ization in management information systems 
ranked 7th; in e-commerce, 8th; and in human 
resources, 10th. Entrepreneurship and general 
management ranked 1 2th and 2 1 st respective- 

"These rankings reflect the strength of our 
exceptional faculty, our challenging and inno- 
vative programs for the new economy and our 
academically talented students," 
says Patricia Cleveland, assistant 
dean for undergraduate studies 
at the Smith School. "They also 
reflect the depth we vc 
achieved across all depart- 
ments. I expect our rankings 
to rise as our student admis- 
sions continue to become 
increasingly competitive." 
University officials 
characterized the overall 
ranking as no change, since 
Maryland was one of six 
schools tied for a slightly 
higher slot last year. 

"We are neither terri- 
bly disappointed nor ter- 
ribly excited about the 
overall ranking,'' says 
President Dan Mote, 
We want to be ranked higher, 
of course, and we will be as time passes. If you 
look at the details of the rankings, especially 
our academic reputation and student qualifica- 
tions among other factors, we are doing very 
well indeed and better than many of the 
schools currently ranked above us. 

"We should feel good about what we are 
doing here," says Mote. "Our fundamentals are 
right. The top-50 recognition is coming soon, 
and that will lead us to a new mountain to 

Confidential Counseling Available to Parents and Children 

You're at your wit's end trying to han- 
dle the stresses of parenthood, or you're 
concerned about how your impending 
divorce is affecting your children. Or 
maybe you're worried about how your 
child, who's enrolled at the University of 
Maryland, is adapting to college life. For 
the help you need look no further than 
the University Parent Consultation and 
Child Evaluation Service, where you'll 
find Beth Warner and her staff ready to 
provide assistance confidentially and for 
a nominal fee. 

The University Parent Consultation 
and Child Evaluation Service (UPCCES), 
a division of the Counseling Center, has 
been providing services for more than 
35 years, says Warner, assistant direct of 
the service. Following the retirement of 
its director, Robert Freeman, in 1999 the 
service was restructured. 

Whereas past efforts often involved 
extending services to the community 

and schools, the UPCCES has a new 
emphasis on exclusively helping the 
children, adolescents and families of uni- 
versity employees, alumni and students. 

Traditional psychological services are 
available to children and adolescents, 
such as individual and group counseling 
to cope with a range of issues which 
may affect functioning and quality of 
life. The counseling service addresses 
school and learning, attention span, 
behavior, depression, anger, nervousness, 
divorce, parent-child relationships, cop- 
ing with violence, grief and loss, cultural 
adjustment, social skills and coping with 
stressful circumstances. 

Parent consultation is also available to 
assist parents in understanding and pro- 
moting their child's growth at home and 
school, and to help with issues such as 
parenting skills, single parenting and 
stress reduction. 

Psychological evaluations to assess 

learning, achievement, emotions and 
behavior are provided, as well as school 
consultation, including classroom obser- 
vations, teacher conferences and moni- 
toring school performance. 

In a unique approach, Warner and the 
UPCCES also provide support for par- 
ents of college students. Phone (3 14- 
765 1) and e-mail consultation (warm- 
line ©warn, is available on 
issues related to college students' mental 
health and adjustment to the University 
of Maryland. As its name suggests, issues 
addressed by the warmline are not 
emergencies but ones that still warrant 

"There's been a warmline notion for 
faculty and staff for several years," says 
Warner, "but parents have also been call- 

The parents might be concerned that 
their child is depressed and want to 
know how to help or what channels 

there are to get them help, says Warner. 
In other cases, a couple going through 
divorce may be worried the divorce is 
affecting their child. 

As with other UPCCES services, all 
conversations and e-mails remain confi- 
dential. The goal is to help parents with 
their changing roles. "Sometimes, a par- 
ent needs to step in. Other times, they 
need to step back," says Warner. 

Currently, Warner is meeting with 
people in departments all across campus 
to learn about the concerns of parents. 
The admissions, orientation and resident 
life offices, for example, all have a high 
level of parent contact, says Warner. She 
also is keeping track of phone calls from 
parents to get a good sense of their fre- 
quent questions and concerns. 

The information gathered will be use- 
ful to Warner as she begins to develop a 

Conlintied on page 3 


Director Sought for Nyumburu 
Cultural Center 

The university is currently seeking applications and nomi- 
nations for the position of director of the Nyumburu Cultural 

Promoting an understanding of and appreciation for 
African-American culture In all its richness and complexity is 
at the heart of the Nyumburu Cultural Center's mission. In 
carrying out that mission, the center strives to improve the 
quality of life for African American students, both undergradu- 
ate and graduate; foster greater involvement of diese students 
in campus programs and initiatives; instill an informed con- 
sciousness of their African American heritage; and to improve 
retention and graduation rates of these students. 

Through events and activities it sponsors, the center cele- 
brates the Black experience and educates the entire campus 
community of the contributions of people of African descent 
to society and to the world, in general, The center also 
acknowledges, recognizes and solicits contributions of other 

A 1 2-month appointee, the director of the center reports 
to the associate provost for equity and diversity. The director 
is responsible for program development and direction, overall 
management and operation of the Nyumburu Cultural Center, 
staff supervision, facility oversight and fiscal control. 

Among other duties, the director is expected to provide an 
effective vision and energy for moving the center forward in 
its mission; serve as spokesperson for center programs, servic- 
es and goals; direct and assist the staff in developing and 
implementing activities, programs and projects relevant to 
Nyumburu s mission; and help establish an environment 
where diversity is encouraged, differences respected and lead- 
ership and responsibility are learned through experience. 

The candidate must possess excellent oral and written 
communication skills; strong interpersonal and decisionmak- 
ing skills; high personal performance standards, creativity, per- 
sonal integrity and good judgement. The candidate should 
have a graduate degree (doctorate preferred) and a minimum 
of three years of program management and leadership experi- 
ence with a record of success 

For best consideration, a letter of application, a resume and 
a list of three professional references including names, 
addresses hone numbers and e-mail addresses should be sub- 
mitted on or before Oct. 1 5.The committee will continue to 
receive applications until the position is filled. No telephone 
inquiries will be accepted. 

All materials should be sent to: 

Search Committee for Director of the Nyumburu Cultural 

Attention: Sheila Mahaffy 
21 19 Main Administration Building 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 

The University of Maryland actively subscribes to a policy 
of equal education and employment opportunities. Women 
and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

The committee is asking members of the university com- 
munity to nominate or encourage to apply any outstanding 

Search Committee Members 

• Chair: Robert Steele, associate dean, College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

• Mazi Belcher, president, Black Student Union 

• Marie Davidson, retired administrator, Office of the 

• Johnetta Davis, associate dean, Graduate Studies 

• Parek Maduot, president, African-Student Association 

• Keisha Robertson, undergraduate student 

• Linda Robinson, international admissions adviser 

• William Thomas, vice president for Student Affairs 

• Marie Ting, graduate student 

OIT Welcomes New Deputy CIO 

Mark Henderson 

Mark Henderson has been 
appointed deputy chief infor- 
mation officer in the Office of 
Information Technology. He 
arrived at the university in late 
August and has extensive expe- 
rience in the information tech- 
nology field. 

"Mark brings exceptional 
skills and experience to this 
important position," says Don 
Riley, chief information officer. 

Henderson comes to 
Maryland from the University of 
Cincinnati, where he was direc- 
tor of infrastructure services. In 
that role, Henderson had a 
broad range of responsibility 
for information technology 
infrastructure and services, 
including the data center, net- 
working and telecommunica- 
tions. He also served as liaison 
for all national and local univer- 
sity projects, including acting as 
Cincinnati's representative for 

Henderson's strong manage- 
ment and technology back- 
ground have prepared him well 
for his new role at the universi- 
ty. In addition to pursing specif- 
ic projects such as network 
security, cost reduction initia- 
tives and employee recognition 
programs, Henderson also has 
experience providing vision 

In Memoriam 

Stanley M. Hunt, Jr. 

Stanley Hunt, who worked at the Counseling Center from 1 966 
to 2000, died last June at the 
age of 59- A clinical psychologist 
and senior staff member, Hunt 
specialized in projective assess- 
ment, college student retention 
and clinical supervision. 

Hunt graduated from Harvard 
University in social relations and 
received his doctorate from the 
University of Michigan. He was 
a giant among psychotherapists 
and considered "a clinician's cli- 
nician," say colleagues. 

He will be deeply missed by 
his colleagues, and the many 
faculty, staff and students whose 
lives he touched. 

and leader- 
ship in the 
use of infor- 
to achieve 


looking for- 
ward to 
working in 
an excellent 
ment, and 
the oppor- 
tunity to 

impact the development of 
information technology on a 
local, regional and national' 
level," says Henderson. As 
deputy CIO, his new duties will 
be varied, ranging from work- 
ing on the university's IT strate- 
gic plan to focusing on the 
operational issues of creating 
world class IT infrastructure 
and services to support the 
needs and aspirations of the 
faculty, staff and students. 

Prior to his time at the 
University of Cincinnati, 
Henderson worked as head of 
his own company providing IT 
support to Fortune 500 compa- 

Stanley M. Hunt, Jr. 

Libraries to Train, Recruit Media 
Specialists for Public Schools 

In partnership with the University of Maryland and the 
Prince George's County Public School System, a $247,000 grant 
has been awarded to the Maryland State Department of 
Education to recruit and train high school media specialists. The 
University Libraries, the College of Education and the College of 
Information Services will play key roles. 

The slate's schools are facing a shortage of qualified library 
media specialists at a time when educational changes are creat- 
ing a demand for media specialists who have increased levels of 
information technology skills. The two-year grant project will 
establish two Professional Development School (PDS) sites at 
high schools in Prince George's County and either Montgomery 
or Howard county. 

The Libraries' commitment, through its Public Services 
Division, is to conduct a skills analysis of faculty and staff, pro- 
vide professional development opportunities for participants, 
and facilitate use of its facilities by students and faculty from the 
selected schools. 

nies, and in private industry 
managing network and 
telecommunications services 
for General Electric, 
Westinghouse and other similar 

Henderson earned a bache- 
lor of science degree in busi- 
ness administration from Xavier 
University. His professional affil- 
iations include EDUCAUSE, the 
Association for 
Professionals in Higher 
Education (ACUTA), and Ohio 
Higher Education Computing 
Council (OHECQ. 


Outlook is the weekly 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 

Patty Henetr • 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. Oulfovk, 2 1 1) 1 
Turner Hall. College Park, MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 

Fax • (301) 314-9344 

E-mail ■ 

Ottttwk can be fvmui online at 

September 12, 2000 

Legg Mason Portfolio Manager Speculates 
at Sept. 20 Investors Group Meeting 

Robert Hagstrom, senior vice president with 
Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., and portfolio 
manager of the Legg Mason Focus Trust Mutual 
Fund, is die guest speaker at the Investors 
Group's first meeting of the new Wednesday, 
Sept. 20, at noon, in room 4137 McKeldin 

Discussing "How to be an Investor in a 
Speculative World," Hagstrom will locus on the 
current market environment and the multiple 
forces that affect investor behavior. He will 
also address the investment tenets of the 
"world's greatest investor," Warren Buffett, 
about whom he has written extensively. 

Hagstrom, a prolific author, began his career 
with Legg Mason as an investment broker in 
1984. Prior to joining the Baltimore-based firm, 
he was managing partner of Focus Capital 
Advisory, L.P., a principal with Lloyd, Leith & 
Sawin and senior investment officer with First 
Fidelity Bank. 

A chartered financial analyst, Hagstrom is a 
member of the Association of Investment 
Management and Research and the Financial 
Analysts of Philadelphia. He also is the author 
of "The Warren Buffett Way: Investment 
Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor" 
(John Wiley & Sons, 1994);"The NASCAR Way: 
The Business That Drives the Sport" Qohn 

Robert Hagstrom 

Wiley & Sons, 
1998); and "The 
Warren Buffett 
Mastering the 
Power of the 
Focus Investment 
Strategy" (John 
Wiley & Sons, 
1999). He 
received his bach- 
elor's and master's 
degrees from 

From modest beginnings as a tiny gathering 
of a few individuals in McKeldin Library and 
then to its first organizational meeting as a 
campus-wide activity on Nov. 20,1 996, the 
Investors Group today has grown to more 
than 300 members. On campus and within the 
surrounding communities the Investors Group 
has become a highly popular and well attend- 
ed monthly meeting. 

The group is sponsored by the Friends of 
the Libraries, and Eric Wish, director of the 
Center for Substance Abuse, is the coordinator. 
Everyone is invited to attend. 

Office of Human Relations 
Kicks off Crossing Borders 
Lecture Series 

Confidential Counseling for Parents, Children 

continued from page 1 

self-help area for parents on the Counseling 
Center's Website (there is currently a self-help 
area for students). The kind of information avail- 
able at the site might include answers to ques- 
tions such as "My child's coming home for 
Thanksgiving break. What can I expect- Will she 
follow my rules and directions?," says Warner, 

"The self-help area is helpful for parents inde- 
pendently seeking information," says Warner, not- 
ing that she hopes to provide links to odier use- 
ful sites on the web. 

Though new to her role as assistant director, 
Warner is no novice at providing counseling to 
children, adolescents and their families. While 
earning her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the 
University of Maryland, she trained and worked 
with Freeman at UPCCES on and off for a period 
of 10 years. In addition, she spent six years work- 
ing with students in Baltimore City public 
schools conducting research into violence and 
school mental health. 

The four-day-a-week public school stint was 
part of her training at the University of Maryland 
School of Medicine, where she progressed from 
intern to postdoctoral fellow to assistant profes- 
sor and finally associate director of the School 
Mental Health Program. "Being accessible to aU 
students all the time, 1 got the full range of refer- 
rals — peer pressure, parent troubles, academic 

struggles," says Warner. 

"The experience was wonderful, valuable," 
says Warner. "I understand what happens in 
schools, and what the barriers to learning are," 
she says. 

Warner also consults with the Counseling 
Center's Disability Support Service, focusing on 
what the university provides for students with 
learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperac- 
tivity disorder. She will have a role in determin- 
ing what services are needed, as well as whether 
or not the student qualifies for the services, she 

At the Center for Young Cliildren, Warner con- 
sults with parents and teachers, conducts class- 
room observations and even meets with some 
children on site every week. "If there are ques- 
tions about a child's adjustment, for example, I 
come in and evaluate the classroom and provide 
a teacher consultation,'* she says. 

Warner stresses that all services are confiden- 
tial. "That's important, because although the uni- 
versity is large, it can seem small," says Warner. 
"People can come here and (what is shared here] 
stays here." 

And the services are offered at a nominal fee. 
"We want to be accessible and affordable for 
everyone," says Warner. 

For more information about the UPCCES, con- 
tact Beth Warner at 314-7673 or by e-mail at 
b w94@umail . umd . edu . 

Libraries Receive $20,000 for IPAM Web Site 

On behalf of the Malvina Schweizer Balogh Trust a gift of $20,000 has been made to the 
University Libraries for the creation of a website for the International Piano Archives at Maryland 
(IPAM). Balogh, who died last year, became a generous IPAM donor after giving her husband's 
papers to the archives in 1 987, In addition, she was committed to seeing that IPAM's many collec- 
tions were made known to the public. 

Her husband, Erno Balogh, died in 1 989 after a distinguished career as a concert pianist, record- 
ing artist and composer. Born in Hungary, he was a pupil of the renowned Hungarian pianist and 
composer Bela Bartok and played a major role in bringing Bartok to the United States for his first 
concert tour in 1927. For a number of years Erno Balogh taught at the Peabody Institute in 

Malvina Balogh taught biochemistry at New York University before the couple moved to the 
Washington area. 

Kip Fulbeck will present the 
first in a lecture series called 
"Crossing Borders to Build 
Community at the University of 
Maryland," sponsored by the 
Office of Human Relations 
Programs (OHRP), Tuesday, 
Sept, 12, from 7-9 p.m. in the 
Colony Ballroom of the Stamp 
Student Union. 

Fulbeck's multimedia dra- 
matic/comedic presentation 
focuses on his multiracial iden- 
tity as both Asian and white. 
Fulbeck, associate professor of 
art studio and Asian American 
studies at the University of 
California Santa Barbara, 
describes how he has come to 
function in a society that does 
not acknowledge or accept 
multiple identities. 

"The four-part series of pro- 
grams, under the campus 
Diversity Initiative, aims to 
enable everyone at the universi- 
ty to develop the multicultural 
competencies necessary to 
establish and maintain meaning- 
ful and otherwise substantive 
cross-cultural relationships," 
says Christine Clark, director of 

"Maryland is a multicultural 
campus, but it still lacks a multi- 
cultural campus community— a 
campus climate that promotes 
sincere cross-cultural relation- 
ship building," Clark says. "By 
coming together periodically 
over this academic year to hear 
five internationally recognized 
speakers and performers share 
their knowledge about how to 
do this, our campus begins the 
process of pro-actively practic- 
ing what it has long sought to 
teach. Clearly, this is the next 
step in the university's growth 
and development as a national- 
ly recognized model institution 
in the area of diversity." 

The second presenter in the 
series is award-winning journal- 
ist and internationally syndicat- 
ed columnist Roberto 
Rodriguez. Rodriguez's deeply 
moving presentation details his 
"journey through hatred," from 
being beaten to within inches 
of his life by the Los Angeles 
County Sheriff's Department 
for filming their beating of 
another man, to reclaiming his 
own humanity. 

Thursday, Nov. 9 Rodriguez 
details his alkronsuming 20- 
year struggle with hatred of 
police officers and white peo- 
ple and the road he has trav- 
eled to heal himself and his 
communities of origin. He also 
shares the work he does today 
to bring people together across 
social identity groups to work 
for a more just future. 

Sonia Nieto, professor of lan- 
guage, literacy and culture at 
the University of Massachusetts 
in Amherst, is scheduled to 
speak on Thursday, February 1. 

Nieto, an internationally recog- 
nized multicultural education 
scholar, will discuss the ways in 
which educational experiences 
can be structured to encourage 
movement beyond one's own 
world view, to encourage the 
"walking of a mile In someone 
else's moccasins." Her research 
shows that people resist the 
concept of multiculturalism 
because they believe die social 
identities they prioritize are the 
ones everyone should prioritize. 

The fourth and final presen- 
tation in the series tentatively 
features a dialogue during April 
between the Reverend Peter 
Gomes and Bishop John Shelby 
Spong. Gomes and Spong, both 
Harvard theologians, are inter- 
nationally acclaimed for their 
contributions to the study of 
religion in the postmodern era. 
Their dialogue will address 
issues of race, gender and sexu- 
ality in Christianity. 

In addition to the presenta- 
tions, the "Crossing Borders to 
Build Community at UMCP" 
series events also will include 
time for any campus unit, 
department or organization to 
showcase its programming or 
activities that speak to the 
series theme. Interested cam- 
pus units can request publicity 
by contacting OHRP which will 
provide table space at each 
event from which units can dis- 
tribute information about their 
relevant activities. 

For more information con- 
tact Christine Clark at 405-2838 
or -2841 or by email at 
ceclark@deans. umd . edu . 

"Crossing Borders to Build 
Community at UMCP" series is 
co-sponsored by the Student 
Intercultural Learning Center 
(SILC) and the Office of the 
President - - 

Individual speakers in the 
series are also co-sponsored. 
The first speaker. Or. Kip 
Fulbeck. is being co-sponsored 
by the Asian American Student 
Union (AASU) and the Asian 
American Studies Project 



A Variety of Performances Planned for Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Centers 2000-2001 Season 


Your Guide to University Events 
September 12-22 

5-7 p.m. Recreation: Faculty, 
Graduate, Staff Basketball. 
Preinken Gym. 4*489 or 
kbroady @ union . umd. edu, 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to 
Mathematical introduces the 
basic principles of a world 
class mathematical tool that 
can perform complex mathe- 
matical inns such as 
integration and differentia- 
tion in symbolic mathematical 
notation. 4404 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938,* 

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 locat- 
ed anywhere in the world 
using FTP; readying, subscrib- 
ing and posting on news- 
groups using Netscape; sub- 
scripting and sending docu- 
ment attachments using Pine. 
3330 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, cwpost* 

6-10 p.m. Recreation: 
"Beginner American Style 
Dance." 2111 Stamp Student 
Union. 4-8489 or . 

September 13 

12:30-2 p.m. Harrison Pro- 
gram Future Global Agenda 
Series: * Environmental 
Cooperation in Northeast 
Asia " Esook Yoon, doctoral 
student, department of gov- 
ernment & politics, 1 39 
Tydings. Lunch will be 
served, harrison@gvpt.umd. 

6-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Navigating WebCT," is for stu- 
dents who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrat- 
ed WebCT into the class envi- 
ronment. 4404 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938 

6-9 p.m. "Introduction to 
MATLAB," 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 no ra- 
tion. 3330 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required.5-2938, or* 

7 p.m. Writers Here & Now 
Reading: Kyoko Mori, Briggs- 
Copeland Lecturer in Creative 
Writing, Harvard, and author of 
the recently published novel 
"Stone Field, True Arrow" 
(Metropolitan Books). Special 
Events Room, 4th floor, 
McKeldin Library. A book sign- 
ing follows. 

8 p.m. SEE event; Hypnotist 
Tom DeLuca presents 
"Imaginism," amix of comedy 
and hypnotism, www.tomdelu- 

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 . * 

1-4 p.m. Workshop: "Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
Maryland "See Sept. 12 entry. 

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C£|tlt?lflUt?r AO 

6-9 p.m. Workshop; 
"Introduction to MATLAB," 
introduces the basic principles 
of a world class mathematical 
tool that can perform complex 
mathematical operations such 
as integration, differentiation, 
etc. in symbolic mathematical 
notation. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, or* 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Microsoft 
Word," concepts covered 
include BASIC file manipula- 
tion, formatting text, headings, 
page numbering, spelling, foot- 
notes and more. 4404 
Computer and Space Sciences 

With offerings in jazz, theatre and modern 
dance, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center will open Its 2000-2001 season, 
"Maryland Presents," with concerts fea- 
turing soprano Susan Narucki and 
pianist James Tocco. 

Narucki and Tocco, who will per- 
form Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, headline 
the opening weekend of "Aaron 
Copland and American Identity," a month-long 
campus-wide 1 00th anniversary commemoration 
of the composer's birth. 

Musica Aperta Washington also will take part 
in the celebration on Oct. 8 with "The U.S. - 
Mexico Musical Connection," a program examin- 
ing Copland's friendships with Mexican col- 
I leagues. 
"Chamber and eariy music begins with 
i the Takacs Quartet on Oct. 1 3, featuring 
Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger. On Oct. 27 
is the Academy of Ancient Music, conduct- 
ed by violinist Andrew Manzc, in a program com- 
memorating the 250th anniversary of th< 
birth of J.S. Bach. On Nov. 1 1 , the 
Rothenberg-Smukler-Katz Trio, featuring 
former Cleveland Quartet cellist Paul 
Katz, will perform Schubert's Trio 
No. 2 in E-flat Major and 
Beethoven's Trio in B-flat Major, 

Brazil will be the focus of the fall's "World 
Stage" performances. On Oct. 1, Grammy-nomi- 
nated classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and Brazilian 
composer and percussionist ThJago de Mello will 
offer and adventurous journey through the 
Amazon in a fusion of Afro-Brazilian and Afro- 
Indian rhythms. In a special demonstration and 
participatory workshop on Nov. 9, Mestre Cobra 
Mansa will perform #capoeira,# a Brazilian 
martial arts form developed by African 

The new "Jazz Series" also will 
include Brazilian influences in a per- 
formance by the Eliane Elias Trio on 
Nov. 18. "Maryland Presents" and 
the Maryland-National Capital 
Park and Planning Commission 
will present the Mingus Big 
Band in "Blues and Politics," a program offering 
politically inspired works, at Prince George's 
Publick Playhouse on Oct. 29And on Nov. 29, the 
U.S. Navy Commodores, one of the country's 
finest big bands, will perform a free program of 
swing, bebop and high-energy jazz. 

For tickets and more information, call the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center ticket 
office, 30M05-7847, or visit the center's website, 

Bldg. Registration required. 
5-2938, cwpost@umd5.umd. 
edu or 

6-9 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, vk-ws and much more. 
44 04 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, or* 

6-9 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. * 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Microsoft 
Excel," introduces spreadsheet 
BASICS of how to enter values 
and text, create formulas, 
understand cell addressing in 
absolute and relative modes, 
use pre-built functions, link 
between data, auto save work, 
customize printing and more. 
3330 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, or 
www. inform . umd . edu/PT. * 

September 2 

4:30-6 p.m. Workshop: 
"Navigating WebCT" is for stu- 
dents who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrated 
WebCT into the class environ- 
ment. In it students will learn 
to navigate course content, par- 
ticipate 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. * 


3 p.m. Control and Dynamical 
Systems Invited Lecture Series: 
"Engineering Applications of 
Noncommutative Harmonic 
Analysis," Gregory S. Chirikjian, 
department of mechanical 
Engineering, Johns Hopkins 
University. 2 1 68 AV Williams 

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calendar guide: 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xra stand for the prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and open to the public unless 
noted by an asterisk ('). Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's master calendar and submis- 
sions to the Outlook office, To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to, 

University of Maryland College Park Foundation 

As of July 1 , 2000, new charitable 
gifts to the University of Maryland 
are accepted and receipted by the 
University of Maryland College 
Park Foundation, Inc. 

The new foundation will help the university 
move forward, accomplishing the objectives set 
forth in its strategic plan and mobilizing efforts 
to achieve its place among the nation's great 
research universities. The foundation will allow 
private investments in the university to support 
directly the mission, goals, priorities and needs of 
the University of Maryland, 
College Park. 

Many have wondered 
why a new foundation now. 
The question should not be 
"why now" but why we did- 
n't do so a long time ago. It 
has been clear for several 
years the university needs 
the benefits of an institution- 
ally-related foundation — a 
clearer voice in the manage- 
ment of our hinds, the 
means to involve closely 
more volunteers with our 
university, and a stronger 
presence in Annapolis and 
throughout the state and 

Since arriving in September 1998, President 
Dan Mote has compellingly expressed his goal to 
fulfill the mandate of the 1988 legislation that 
designated the University of Maryland as the 
state's only public research university and flag- 
ship institution. Establishing a separate, institu- 
tionally-related foundation for the university has 
been one of Mote's primary initiatives. "This foun- 
dation will be the centerpiece of a university- 
wide development program," says Mote. "For the 
first time we will have a foundation board that is 
personally committed to the success of the 
University of Maryland." 

The 1999 report to the Board of Regents by 
the Larson Task Force, along with the momentum 
created by the General Assembly and its legisla- 
tive changes, paved the way for the Board of 
Regents to approve the creation of campus-based 
foundations. This policy change presented a 
unique chance for us to move forward. 

The foundation gives us the opportunity to 
involve closely a broad spectrum of volunteers in 
areas of critical importance to the entire universi- 
ty. The commitment of these individuals, and 
indeed every member of the university family, is 





a key element in the advancement of the univer- 
sity. To ensure that the university has the 
resources necessary to achieve greatness, there 
are three factors of critical importance: solid and 
strong funding support from the state, growth in 
funding for research and an increase in private 

The members of the foundation Board of 
Trustees will help the university accomplish 
these goals. As university advocates, they will 
lobby the General Assembly on our behalf. As 
leaders of business and industry, they will identi- 
fy corporate research partners.As counselors to 
the campus, they will bring a broad perspective 
to the table. And as involved community partici- 
pants, they will help us reconnect with graduates 
and encourage new relationships with friends. 
All of these efforts will help us strengthen our 
friend- and fund-raising 
efforts. The involvement of 
the Board of Trustees will 
enable us to achieve our 
five-year goals, which 
include, among others, rais- 
ing $30 million for graduate 
fellowships and $25 million 
for need-based scholarships, 
adding at least 60 new 
endowed faculty chairs and 
professorships, growing 
annual sponsored research 
funds to $300 million, and 
increasing alumni associa- 
tion membership to over 
35,000 and annual giving to 
$125 million by 2004. 

What's Different Now? 

More likely than not, you as a contributor, and 
the donors who support your program, will 
notice little difference in making contributions to 
the university. Here are some details: 

• The University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation is recognized by the Internal 
Revenue Service as a 501(cX3) 'organization 
founded to accept charitable gifts in support of 
the University of Maryland, College Park, and its 

• Checks are made payable to the "University 
of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc." 

• Credit card contributions, wire funds and 
stock transfers are made through the University 
of Maryland College Park Foundation. 

• Donors will receive a receipt for tax purpos- 
es from the University of Maryland College Park 

• Donors will be kept informed about invest- 
ments with regular communications directly 
from the University of Maryland College Park 

Continued on page 3 


™ me President 

Dear Colleagues and Friends: 

For the two years that I have been privileged to serve as presi- 
dent of the University of Maryland, I have worked to establish a 
foundation dedicated solely to the benefit and achievement of the 
University of Maryland and its programs and people. The extraor- 
dinarily good news is that the University of Maryland College 
Park Foundation is now a reality. 

Our new foundation provides a gateway for substantially 
increased private support 
of the university. Through 
the efforts of its volun- 
teer Board of Trustees, 
the new foundation will 
strengthen our connec- 
tions to Maryland's alum- 
ni, to regional and nation- 
al corporations, to legisla- 
tors and state and federal 
officials and to other 
friends and donors. We 
have never had such an 
organization, and this 
step is clearly a key one 
for our future. 

The University of 
Maryland has achieved 
extraordinary progress in 

recent years. We can now chart a course to preeminence. The new 
foundation is an essential step in our climb to a leadership role as 
a great university. I hope you are as inspired by the new University 
of Maryland College Park Foundation as I am. 

Yours sincerely, 

CD. Mote, Jr. 

A Decade of Private Giving 

(overage amounts, in millions of dollars} 


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Private giving to the University of Maryland increased mare than 400 perrcttt during the 1990s. 

T ^ O 

Meet the Board of Trustees 

WitrT the establishment of the 
University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation, Inc., the University of 
Maryland, for the first time, has a focal 
point for private support of its pro- 
grams. Key to the foundation's success 
is its Board of Trustees, a highly talent- 
ed and influential group of volunteers 
dedicated to building the distinct iden- 
tity of the University of Maryland. 

As Maryland's most important volunteer organiza- 
tion, the Board of Trustees will govern the investment 
and distribution of private funds on behalf of the uni- 
versity. Led by its executive officers, trustees will advo- 
cate for the university and provide counsel to President 
Mote and the university community. Each of the execu- 

tive officers chairs a committee that holds responsibili- 
ty for one area of the foundation's operations. 

Raymond LaPlaca '81 serves as chair of the Board 
of Trustees and the executive committee. His role is to 
provide leadership to the trustees, coordinate the efforts 
of the foundation's standing committees, and serve as 
the foundation's primary volunteer representative. He 
also co-chairs the Government Relations Committee. 

Charles Cole Jr., chairs the Investment Committee. 
The investment committee suggests investment policy, 
recommends investments management and oversees 
the foundation's operation and performance. 

The Marketing Committee, led by Leonard Elmore 
'78, strives to advance the image of the University of 
Maryland by working closely with university officials to 
educate the public about Maryland and engage the com- 
munity in university activities, such as Maryland Day. 

Joseph Gildenhorn '51 chairs the Budget/Audit 
Committee, which oversees the foundation's financial 
operations The committee sets and monitors the foun- 
dation's operating budget, recommends guidelines for 
gift acceptance and other policies, oversees external 
audits and other actions to ensure that foundation 
records, resources and procedures are maintained and 
administered according to sound fiscal management 

The Government Relations Committee, co-chaired 

by Timothy Maloney, advances the growth and 
stature of the university by advising the president and 
university officers and assisting them, as appropriate, in 
designing broad university advocacy initiatives with 
regard to state and local government. 

Paul Midlan '68, '70, heads the Development 
Committee. Working closely with the vice president of 
university relations, its purpose Is to lead the universi- 
ty's fund-raising effort and support the university's goal 
to increase private support. 

The Committee on Trustees, under the direction of 
Philip Rever *64, manages the election of new 
trustees and executive offlcers.The committee also 
oversees trustee orientation, training and retreats. 

"The Board of Trustees will consult with and advise 
the president on a wide range of issues that affect the 
university and its governance," says LaPlaca. 

The members of this board will develop and 
strengthen solid relationships with the business com- 
munity for the University of Maryland. And they will be 
the voice of the donor in the management of gifts to 
the university. These volunteers will be key players in 
Maryland's drive toward greatness. 

Following are the men and women who will help 
shape our bold new era, the inaugural slate of elected 
officers and members of the Board of Trustees of the 
University of Maryland College Park Foundation. 

Executive Officers 

Elected Trustees 

A. James Clark 

1.. Buckeley Griswokt 

John Morton HI 

50 B.S. Civil Engineering, '92 Honorary 

'61 B.S. Business and Management 

Baltimore. Md. 

Raymond G. LaPlaca, Esq., Chalr 

William N. Apolkmy 

Doctorate of Engineering 

Wilton, Ct. 

President, Mid- Atlantic Banking Group, 

Government Relations Committee 

"69 BA Sociology, '76 M.B.A. 

Easton, Md. 

Partner, I St I Capital Partners, IXC 

Bank of America Corp, 


Baltimore, Md. 

Chairman and CEO, dark Enterprises, Inc. 

Chairman, Greater Baltimore 

81 B.A. English 

Senior Vice President, All first Bank 

John W. Hechlnger, Jr. 


Edgewater, Mil 

Michael S. Dana 

Bethesda, Md. 

Partner, Knight. Manzi, Nussbaum and 

Robert Bedlngflehl 

'81 B.S. Marketing 

General Partner, Hechinger Enterprises 

I'm melt Paige 


*70 B.S. Accounting 

Montclair, NJ. 

Fort Washington, Md. 

Potomac, Md. 

Managing Director, Donaldson, Lufkin & 

Brian i, Hlnman 

President and COO, OAO Corp. 

Charles W. Cole, Jr., Investment 

Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP 


'82 B.S. Electrical Engineering 

Committee Chair 

Los Gal os, Calif. 

Shirley F. Phillips 

Owings Mills, Md. 

Harold M. Brleriey 

Philip B. Down 

President and CEO, 2Wire, Inc. 

Ocean City, Md. 

Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason Trust, 

'65 B.S. Chemical Engineering 

EUicott City. Md. 

CoOwner, Phillips Seafood Restaurants 


Dallas, Tex. 

President, Doctors Community Hospital 

Maxlne Isaacs 

Chairman and CEO, Brieriey and 

'94 Ph.D. Public Affairs Policy Studies 

Robert P. Pincus 

Leonard J. Elmore, Esq., Marketing 

Partners, Inc. 

Edward M. Downey 

Washington, D.C. 

'68 B.S. Business Administration 

Committee Chair 

■52 B.S. Military Science 

Civic Volunteer 

Bethesda, Md. 

■78 B.A. English 

John N. Brophy 

Potomac, Md. 

President. D.C, Metro Region, Branch 

New York, N.Y 

71 B.A, History 

Co-chairman. Downey 

Jack Kay 

Banking & Trust Company 

President, Pivot Productions, Inc. 

Bethesda, Md. 

Communications, Inc. 

'47 B.S. Engineering 

President and CEO, Lockheed Martin 

Chevy chase, Md. 

Erwta S- Raffel 

Joseph B. (>i [den horn, 


Robert A. Faccbina 

President, Kay Management Company, Inc. 

'58 B.S. Zoology 

Budget. Audi i Committee Chair 

'77 B.S. Food Sciences 

Baltimore, Md. 

'51 B.S. Business Administration 

Jane C Brown 

Flemington. NJ. 

John N. I auer 

Director for Professional Relations, 

Washington, D,C. 

'72 B.A. English 

President, Johanna Foods 

'63 B.S. Chemical Engineering 


Partner.TheJBG Companies 

Lutherville, Md. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Executive Director, Robert W. Deutsch 

Robert E. Fischell 

Chairman, President and CEO, Oglebay 

Brenda Brown Rever 

Timothy F. Maloney, Government 


'53 M.S. Physics, "96 Honorary 

Norton Company 

'65 B.S. Elementary Education 

Relations Committee Co-Chair 

Doctorate of Science 

Owlngs Mills, Md. 

Betoville, Md. 

Stephen f lurch 

Dayton, Md. 

PeteL. Manos 

Civic Volunteer 

Partner, Joseph, Grecnwald & Laake 

'75 BA. English 

Chairman, Fischell Biomedical, LLC 

Annapolis, Md. 

Catonsville, Md. 


James G. Roche 

Paul 11. Mullan, Development 

President, Mid-Atlantic Division, 

Edwin R. Fry 

Annapolis, Md. 

Committee Chair 

Comcast Cable Communications Inc. 

'69 B.S. Agriculture 

William L. Mayer 

Corporate Vice President and General 

'68 B.S, Marketing, '70 M.B..V 

Chestertown, Md. 

'66 B.S. Business Administration, '68 

Manager, Electronic Sensors and 

Potomac, Md. 

Waldo H. Burnside 

Vice President and General Manager 


Systems Division, Northrop Grumman 

Strategic Partner, Charterhouse Group 

'49 B.S. Business Administration 

Fair Hill Farm, inc. 

Darien, Conn. 


International, Inc. 

Los Angeles, Calif 

Partner, Development Capital LLC 


Fetch Gibbons 

President, Aspen Institute 

Robert B. Schahel 

Philip R. Rever, Chair, Commute t 

'76 B.A, Secondary Education 

'62 BA. History 

on Trustees 

Al Carey 

Washington, D.C. 

Arthur 5- Mehlman 

Owings Mills, Md. 

'64 B.S. Business and Public 

14 BA. Government and Politics 

Executive Managing Director, Insignla/ESG 

'63 B.S. Accounting 

Senior Consultant 



Baltimore, Md. 

Owing* Mills, Md. 

Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. 

Alma G. GUdenhoro 

Partner-ln-charge, Baltimore. KPMG, LLP 

Honorary Trustee 


'53 BA, Education 

George P. Clancy, Jr. 

Washington, D.C. 

PhiUp Merrill 

Alfred H. Smith Jr. 

'67 BA. English 

Civic Volunteer 

Arnold, Md. 

Class of 1955. Business Administration 

Kensington, Md. 

President and Publisher, washingtonian 

Upper Marlboro, Md. 

Executive Vice President, Chevy Chase 

Barry P. Gossett 




Class of '58, Engineering 

Edgewater, Md. 

Partner, Pascal-Turner Partners 

Soff- By the foundation sftrstfifrmaJ meeting In October 2000. Ex Officio Trustees itnrfwtinu I'resident Mote arid tbc university's trite JmiiMwlQ and Appointed Trustees f volunteer teaders drawn from school and college boards) itritt be officially designated. 

T h3 E 

Questions and Answers 

Where has our money been? 

Since its inception in 1978, The University of 
Maryland Foundation, Inc., has accepted gifts on 
behalf of the university and the other schools 
originally governed by the Board of Regents. The 
University of Maryland, College Park, has been 
the majority UMF shareholder, and our funds 
have been managed together with contributions 
for University of Maryland, Baltimore; University 
of Maryland Medical System; University of 
Maryland, Baltimore County; University of 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute; University of 
Maryland Eastern Shore; University of Maryland 
University College, as well as system-wide gifts. 

What happens to previous contributions 
made through the UMF? 

Any contributions made to the UMF on behalf 
of the University of Maryland will continue to 
work for the university. 

How should checks be written? 

Checks should be made payable to the 
University of Maryland College Park Foundation, 


Where are contributions sent? 

Mail contributions to the Office of Gift 
Acceptance and Receipting, University of 
Maryland, 2103 Pocomoke Building, College Park, 
MD 20742. 

Does the foundation accept credit cards? 

The new foundation accepts VISA, MasterCard, 
Discover and American Express. If fulfilling a 
pledge to the annual fund, simply complete the 
credit card information on the pledge card. If a 
pledge card is not available, please call either 
Annette Duffy at 30 1.405 7753 or Terry Miller at 
30 1.405. 7760 in the Office of Gift Acceptance 
and Receipting to facilitate your request. 

I have always made my annual contribution 
through payroll deduction. Can I still do 

Yes.When you receive your materials about 
the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign this fall, 
you will see that the payroll deduction authoriza- 
tion form directs your gift to the University of 
Maryland College Park Foundation.You can still 
support your favorite program, department or 
other area through the new foundation. 

Can I support the university through the 
Maryland Charities Campaign? 

The University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation is not included in the 2000 Maryland 
Charities Campaign book. Although you can sup- 
port numerous worthy charitable causes, you will 
not be able to designate directly your contribu- 
tion to the University of Maryland and your 
favorite fund. We encourage you to support the 

university through the Faculty and Staff cam- 
Can I still make stock transfers? 

Yes, the University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation does accept stock transfers. For spe- 
cific instructions, please contact Terry Miller, 
director of gift acceptance and receipting, via 
e-mail at or by phone 
at 301.405.7760. 

I was considering a planned gift through 
the UMF. Who do I contact now? 

There are several vehicles for you to make 
planned gift arrangements to benefit the universi- 
ty through the University of Maryland College 
Park Foundation. Please contact Christine 
Lambert, assistant director of planned giving, at 
301.405.7959 for detailed information. 

Will existing endowed funds held in the 
UMF be transferred to the University of 
Maryland College Park Foundation? 

Many endowments will be transferred, subject 
to the donor's intentions and approval from the 
UMF Board of Trustees. The donor must express in 
writing his or her desire to transfer the fund to the 
University of Maryland College Park Foundation. 

Donors who have established an endowed 
fund at the UMF on behalf of the University of 
Maryland are being contacted by the university 
about transferring their funds. If they have not 
already heard from the university, please contact 
Doug Nelson, executive director of development 
administration and vice president and treasurer 
for the University of Maryland College Park 
Foundation, via e-mail at or by 

Several members of our department con- 
tributed to a fund in honor of one of our 
colleagues. Will this fund be transferred to 
the new foundation? 

To transfer this type of fund, each person and 
organization that made a contribution to the 
fund will need to express in writing their wish to 
do so. Because of the magnitude of that task, 
some funds will continue to be managed by the 
UMF, at least for the near term. 

Previously, I have made contributions to 
operating funds. What happens to these 
funds now? 

Many operating funds held in the University of 
Maryland Foundation will be spent down entire- 
ly. Please be assured your gift will continue to 
support the program you intended. 

Bold Vision • Bright Future 
Campaign Progress 


2001 - 



$50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 

in millions 

The Difference Private Giving Makes 

Continued on page 4 

The first gift is in to the 
University of Maryland College 
Park Foundation — and it is from 
none other than President and 
Mrs. Mote. The Motes pledged 
$50,000 toward the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
and an academic and student 
support fund.Trustee Barry 
Gossett quickly followed with a 
$ 1 million leadership gift for 
the Athletic Facilities Renova- 
tion Fund. 

In its first full month of 
operation, the University of 
Maryland College Park 
Foundation accepted $1.3 mil- 
lion in gifts and pledges in sup- 
port of the university. As of 
June 30, 2000, 91.7 percent of 
the Bold Vision • Bright Future 
campaign's $350 million has 
been achieved, with $321.1 mil- 
lion in gifts and pledges com- 
mitted. The university soared 
past its fund-raising goal for fis- 
cal year 2000, garnering $70.9 
million against a $65 million 
target. The annual fund-raising 
goal for fiscal year 2001 is $75 

Private giving provides the 
margin of excellence for the 
University of Maryland to 
achieve its goals. Over the last 
decade, private support, com- 
bined with several other meas- 
ures, has increased the number 
of university programs ranked 
in the top twenty-five from a 
handful to 52. 

Because of private giving, 
more than 4,000 students 
received scholarships and were 

able to gain the benefit of a 
Maryland education, and jour- 
nalism students learn the ins 
and outs of broadcast news 
from Lee Thornton, the Richard 
Eaton Chair. 

Because of private giving, 
the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center will enhance artis- 
tic education and performance 
throughout the region, and 

Private giving 

provides the 

margin of 

excellence for 

the University 

of Maryland to 

achieve its goals. 

alumni will have a place on 
campus to call home in the 
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, 

Because of private giving, 
landscape architecture students 
use state-of-the-art imaging soft- 
ware and the next generation 
of historic preservationists 
study the papers of Charles 

Because of private giving, 

Continued on page 4 

Our Foundation for the Future 

continued from page 1 

» Donors will have access to 
information about endowments 
they established in support of 
the University of Maryland, 
College Park. 

Essentially, however, the new 
foundation does not fundamen- 
tally alter anyone's philanthrop- 
ic contribution: 
• Contributions are still tax- 

deductible, as allowable by law. 

• Donors still send their annual 
contributions to the same 
office or work with the same 
development officer. 

• Donors can still support their 
favorite program, scholarship, 
school, college, department or 
other area through the founda- 

Administratively, the changes 
are few: 

• Gift transmittals and checks 
are still sent to the Office of 
Gift Acceptance and 

• Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOLT) docu- 
ments detailing major gifts and 
pledges are prepared through 
the Office of Development 

• Operating monies still held in 
the University of Maryland 

Foundation can be expended as 


• Payroll deductions authorized 

through the annual Faculty and 

Staff Campaign will come to 

the University of Maryland 

College Park Foundation. 

While checks are made out 
differently, the bottom line is 
the same: contributions still 
support the University of 
Maryland.The new Foundation 

will foster increased private 
support for the university, pro- 
mote wider visibility for its aca- 
demic programs, strengthen 
the university's economic 
development role in the state 
and provide the opportunity to 
build a financial portfolio that 
will support and enhance the 
university in perpetuity. 



Who to Call 

All addresses finish with the following: 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 

Brodie Remington 

Vice President, University Relations 

President, University of Maryland College Park Foundation 

2119 Main Administration Building 


bremingt@accmail . irmd . edu 

For questions regarding foundation operations and 

financial practices: 

Douglas Nelson 

Executive Director, Development Administration 

Vice President and Treasurer, University of Maryland College 

Park Foundation 


2105 Pocomokc Building 

d n c 1 s t ) n 1 @accmail . umd .edu 

Valerie Broad if 

Executive Director, Constituency Programs 

Vice President, University of Maryland College Park 



3300 Symons Hall 

vbroadie @accmail. umd . edu 

Donna Frfthsen 

Executive Director, University Development 

Vice President, University of Maryland College Park 



3300 Symons Hall 

Barbara Qu inn 

Executive Director, University Relations 

Vice President and Secretary, University of Maryland College 

Park Foundation 


2119 Main Administration Building 

bquinn® ace mail . umd . edu 

For questions regarding foundation marketing and 

commun ications: 

Terry Flannery 

Executive Director, University Marketing and 



2101 Turner Hall 

tflanner@accmail. umd .edu 

For questions regarding the accepting, recording and 

receipting of gifts: 

Terry Miller 

Director of Gift Acceptance and Receipting 


2105 Pocomoke Building 

For questions regarding the acknowledgement of gifts, 

Memoranda of Understanding and donor relations and 


Pain Stone 

Director of Development Relations 


2105 Pocomoke Building 

pstone@ accmaii . umd .edu 

For questions regarding foundation disbursements, 

account balances and other financial matters: 

Dwlght Williams 

Director of Foundation Financial Management 


2105 Pocomoke Building 

d w iliiam@accmail . umd .edu 

Questions and Answers 

continued from page J 

What If I want to make a 
contribution to a fund that 
exists In the UMF, but want 
to give to the University of 
Maryland College Park 

You can make your gift to 
the University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation. A new 
fund with the same purpose 
will be established within the 
new foundation. 

I have been working with 
university staff to establish a 
new endowment. What do 1 
do now? 

If you have already estab- 
lished a new endowment in the 
UMF you will need to follow 
the steps detailed above to 
transfer the fund to the 
University of Maryland College 
Park Foundation. 

If you have not yet finalized 
the terms of your gift, please 
work with the appropriate uni- 
versity representative to direct 
your gift to the University of 
Maryland College Park 

Are there any differences In 
the procedures for 
Memoranda of 
Understanding between the 
donor and the University of 
Maryland College Park 

At this time, the procedures 
regarding MOUs are the same 
as always, except that funds are 
directed to the new foundation. 
If you have any questions, 
please contact the appropriate 
development officer for your 

How are new accounts 

The Office of Gift 
Acceptance and Receipting 
opens endowed, operating and 
non-endowed accounts. For an 
endowed account, when a 
signed MOU is received, the 
Office of Gift Acceptance and 
Receipting assigns a fund num- 

ber to the new account. For all 
accounts, University of 
Maryland College Park 
Foundation account agreement 
forms must be completed.Terry 
Miller, 301 .405.7760, will pro- 
vide you with the form. 

Where do I send contribu- 
tion checks that come to my 

Please send checks, along 
with the appropriate gift trans- 
mittal form, to the Office of Gift 
Acceptance and Receipting, 
University of Maryland, 2 103 
Pocomoke Building, College 
Park, MD 20742. 

Where can I get gift trans- 
mittal forms? 

Gift transmittal forms can be 
obtained from the Office of Gift 
Acceptance and Receipting. 

How are gifts acknowl- 

All donors to the University 
of Maryland will receive a 
receipt for tax purposes from 
the University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation. 

Can we still use our UMF 
operating accounts? 

Yes. Operating funds still 
exist within the UMF to fulfill 
their stated purposes. Funds 
will not be closed or trans- 
ferred without the account 
holder's knowledge and 

What about employees who 
are paid through the UMF? 

There is no change to their 
status. They still will be paid 
through UMF accounts and con- 
sidered UMF employees. 

Can we hire new "founda- 
tion" employees? 

The University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation does 
not offer payroll services. New 
employees who will be paid 
from private dollars should be 
hired through the university. 
University accounts will be 
reimbursed for the personnel 

costs. For further questions, call 
Dwight Williams, director of 
foundation financial manage- 
ment, at 301.405.0302. 

How will grants be adminis- 

Research grants will still be 
administered through the 
Office of Research Administra- 
tion and Advancement. Some 
organizations consider their 
grants to be charitable gifts; 
these will be managed through 
the University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation. If you 
are uncertain about the status 
of your grant, please contact 
your department's business 

How do 1 get funds dis- 
bursed from a foundation 

New forms for disburse- 
ments from the University of 
Maryland College Park 
Foundation are available from 
the foundation's financial man- 
agement office. Call Dwight 
Williams at 301.405.0302. 

Are there policy and proce- 
dure manuals available? 

Key personnel in every unit 
who work directly with founda- 
tion accounts will receive a pol- 
icy and procedure manual 
when they attend a University 
of Maryland College Park 
Foundation orientation session. 
If you have any specific ques- 
tions, please contact Doug 
Nelson at 301.405.1911. 

How will the foundation 
Invest its assets? 

The University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation Board 
of Trustees will select fund 
managers and allocate assets 
accorduigtyAt this time, the 
UMF and the fund managers 
they have selected will serve as 
endowment fund managers for 
the University of Maryland 
College Park Foundation, under 
the direction of our Board of 

The Difference Private Giving Makes 

continued from page 3 
Testudo brings luck to anyone 
who rubs his nose and the ODK 
fountain graces McKeldin Mall. 

Because of private giving, 
deans and department chairs 
have flexible funding to spon- 
sor lectures or symposia, help 
out students in need or send 
faculty members to an infer na- 
tional conference. 

The impact of private giving 
is felt all across the university, 

in each program, department, 
school and college.A sttong 
endowment, created byigifts 
such as these, provides financial 
support for the future. 

These gifts may seem big, 
but each gift, no matter its size, 
has an enormous impact when 
pooled with others. Take the 
John Gannon Scholarship, 
raised in memory of the com- 
puter science department chair- 
man, which garnered approxi- 
mately $67,000 from donors 

contributing gifts from $10 to 
$10,000. And the Reese 
Cleghom Excellence in 
Journalism Award, in honor of 
the former dean. More than 150 
alumni and friends committed 
$241,000 in pledges and gifts. 
And the Annual Fund, with an 
average pledge of $59, raises 
over $725,000 each year.There 
really is strength in numbers. 




September 12, 2000 

Technology in the Classroom 

Successful Undergraduate Program Produces Technically Proficient Student Apprentices 

When Ann Smith was making plans 
last fell for the introductory undergradu- 
ate microbiology course she has taught 
since 1987, she had some new ideas that 
relied on information technology. The 
instructor in cell biology and molecular 
genetics wanted to create some Web- 
based project pages with digital photos, 
post lecture outlines on WebCT and cre- 
ate some PowerPoint presentations. 

Because the course is a large lecture 
class witii 400 students and 20 lab ses- 
sions, she knew her plate already was 
full. So Smith called on the new 
Undergraduate Technology Apprentice 
Program (UTAP) for help with her infor- 
mal ion technology needs. 

UTAP is a one-semester, two-credit 
elective course offered through the 
College of Life 
Sciences CLFSQ in col- 
laboration with OIT 
since Spring 1999 The 
course trains under- 
graduates in such 
technical skills as 
PowerPoint, Netscape 
Composer, HTML, 
Adobe Photoshop and 

"The goal of the 
program is to produce 
technically proficient 
student apprentices," 
says Deborah Mateik, 
instructional technology training pro- 
grams manager with the Office of 
Information Technology (OIT). Mateik 
teaches the program with Mike 
Landavere, a campus computing associ- 

ate who serves as liaison between OIT 
and LFSC. After finishing the course, stu- 
dents are employed by the College of 
Life Sciences to support faculty. 

Landavere helps match students with 
faculty according to ability, needs and 
nature of the academic class. So far, two 
groups of ten students have been 
trained and deployed. Both students and 
faculty are thrilled with the exchange. 

"It's been wonderful," says Smith. 
"We've been able to do things I never 
would 've had the time to do." She calls 
her two students "technology TAs," and 
quickly points out their extensive contri- 
butions to her General Microbiology 
WebCT site. They also help her students 
post projects and learn Netscape 
Composer. "Everybody wins," says Smith. 

UTAP students 
like Alison Hess 
agree. "Not only did 
the program teach 
me about good Web 
and presentation 
design, it also gave 
me more connec- 
tions in die Life 
Sciences depart- 
ment." Like other 
students, she 
enjoyed the mentor- 
ing relationship that 
developed with her 
faculty supervisor, 
Spencer Benson. "This mentoring rela- 
tionship wasn't something we were 
expecting," says Landavere, "but it's a 
nice outcome." 

Another nice outcome is the over- 

whelming demand by 
Life Sciences faculty 
for UTAP students like 
these and the growing 
interest from other 
colleges. "The desir- 
ability to get someone 
from the program has 
grown by word of 
mouth from the facul- 
ty who are already 
using them," say 
Mateik. Last semester, 
says Landavere, "we 
had 16 requests from 
faculty, but only had 
10 students." 

The model has cap- 
tured the fancy of 
other colleges, such as Agriculture and 
Arts and Humanities, says Mateik. "If 
other colleges want to tap into some of 
the content, we need to move the 
course to WebCT and get more trainer- 
leaders. We could certainty help it grow 
if we find someone to help push it 

The students work about 10 paid 
hours per week, with funding coming 
from LFSC. William Higgins, associate 
dean of the college, who initiated the 
program in 1998 in conjunction with 
OIT, works closely with Landavere to 
match faculty and students for the 

"This program meets a critical need 
as more faculty incorporate technology 
into their courses," says Higgins, The col 
lege is seeking outside funding to 
expand UTAP 

UTAP also ful- 
fills the strong 
desire of undergrad- 
uates for technology 
training. "Students 
want IT skills," says 
Landavere, "and we 
get a wide range of 

Mateik adminis 
ters an on-line skills 
assessment survey 
the first class. "I 
would say 70-75 
percent of the stu- 
dents have not dont 
any HTML, haven't 
used any page edi- 
tors, and maybe 60 
percent have really worked with 
PowerPoint at all when they start the 
course," says Landavere. "We teach them 
the basics," says Mateik. Because of 
demand, UTAP might have to become 
more selective. 

"My goal is to provide biology stu- 
dents with a challenging, interesting, 
current and thought-provoking first 
exposure to the field of microbiology," 
says Smith.The UTAP program helps her 
and other faculty in the College of Life 
Sciences meet their educational goals 
and gives undergraduates a great start 
with technology. 

The on-line syllabus for UTAP can be 
viewed at: 


HUD and University Team to Offer Master's Degree in Public Housing 

Beginning this January, the universi- 
ty's School of Public Affairs will become 
the first in the nation to offer a U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban 
Development-sponsored master's of pub- 
lic policy in public housing administra- 

"HUD is fundamentally transforming 
public housing, tearing down the high- 
rises, opening the doors to opportunity 
for residents and re-connecting once iso- 
lated enclaves of the poor and dispos- 
sessed to the cities and economies 
around them," says HUD secretary 
Andrew Cuomo. "It's a huge challenge, 
particularly for those running our public 
housing authorities. This new master's 
program will ensure that, in the decades 
ahead, we have a superbly-trained corps 
of public housing executives ready to 
meet today's challenges and tomor- 

Since 1994, the School of Public 
Affairs has teamed with HUD in several 
executive education programs for hous- 
ing professionals in the areas of housing 
and community development. 

The first class of 25 master's candi- 
dates will enter the university in late 
January, 2001 for a 12-month curriculum 
of courses in housing finance, asset man- 
agement, community development, 
quantitative analysis, delivering social 
services, negotiating techniques and 
microeconomic analysis. To attain the 
degree, candidates will be required to 

have completed 13 courses or 39 credit 
hours in one of three specialized areas: 
advanced housing finance, managing dif- 
ference: interest-based negotiations, or 
evaluation of welfare reform. 

They will also be required to com- 
plete a "capstone project" in the form of 
a study of an issue of concern to HUD 
and a hous- 
ing authority. 
Course •work 
will be sup- 
by field trips, 
meeting with 
members of 
senior HUD 
staff or repre- 
sentatives of 
the housing 
sector and 
field trips to 
ments. Each 
will have a 

private sec- \ 

tor mentor experienced in housing 
development or management. 

To be considered for the program, a 
candidate must liave at least five years of 
experience in public housing, have grad- 
uated from a four-year college or univer- 

The first class of 25 master's 
candidates will enter the university 

in late January, 2001 for a 
12-month curriculum of courses in 
housing finance, asset manage- 
ment, community development, 
quantitative analysis, delivering 
social services, negotiating tech- 
niques and microeconomic analysis. 

sity with at least a 3 grade point aver- 
age, have the potential for promotion 
within their authorities or HUD and be 
committed to remaining in the profes- 
sion for the long term. 

"The program fits squarely into the 
school's mission as a community dedi- 
cated to providing current and future 

leaders with 
the knowl- 
edge and skills 
they will need 
to craft and 
public poli- 
cies in a com- 
plex policy 
says Public 
Affairs Dean 
Susan Schwab 
"This new 
partnership is 
a logical 
extension of 
the school's 
with HUD and 
other profes- 
sionals from the housing and communi- 
ty development community." 

The estimated per-student cost is 
$21,500, which includes tuition set at 
the standard out-of-state rate, fees and 
books. HUD will cover the full cost of 

tuition and books for each candidate 
while their agencies will be expected to 
give candidates leave with pay and to 
provide funds for student lodging and 
any travel, if necessary. 

HUD's financial contribution will be 
structured as a forgivable loan, with one- 
third of the obligation retired in each of 
three successive years following comple- 
tion of the degree that the candidate 
serves a housing authority. 

The Maryland School of Public Affairs 
has offered credit and non-credit cours- 
es in community and affordable housing 
development to more than 2,500 partici- 
pants from HUD, the U.S. Departments 
of Agriculture and Defense, housing 
authorities, state housing finance agen- 
cies and not-for-profit organizations such 
as the Local Initiatives Support 
Corporation, Neighborhood 
Reinvestment Corporation and the 
Enterprise Foundation. 

The first class will be selected jointly 
by the university and HUD, with applica- 
tions due Sept. 29, admissions decisions 
expected by Oct. 27 and classes to start 
on Jan. 29, 2001 . For further information 
contact Monica Moody Moore, director 
of admissions, at 405-7360. 

You may also access the HUD Fellows 
website at 




Jeffrey Bridgers has been named the 
new manager of Digital Library Operations at 
the University of Maryland Libraries. A gradu- 
ate of Columbia University and its School of 
Library Service, Bridgers has worked since 
1 996 at the Library of Congress with its 
National Digital Library Program where he 
was manager of content and historical 
authentication for the "America's Story "Web 

Tony Busalacchi is the new director of 
the ESSIC and professors of meteorology 
beginning Sept. 25. Busalacchi is an outstand- 
ing scientist whose leadership of a major 
research laboratory at NASA-Goddard has 
made a large contribution to the reputation 
of that campus as a world center in the earth 

Robert Ellingson, professor of meteorol- 
ogy, was recently elected secretary of the 
International Radiation Commission of the 
International Association of Meteorology and 
Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS). He also was 
elected co-chair of the fourth Gordon 
Research Conference on Solar Radiation and 
Climate. This conference is held every two 
years to discuss recent advances in topics 
related to atmospheric radiation and climate. 

Professor Steve Fetter received the 
American Physical Society CAPS) Joseph A. 
Burton Forum Award for developing the tech- 
nical basis for diverse new initiatives in 
nuclear-arms control and nonproliferation 
policy and for communicating the relevant 
scientific results and their context effectively 
to policymakers and the public. 

Steven Kull, senior fellow at the Center 
for International and Security Studies at 
Maryland (CISSM) and director of the Center 
on Policy Attitudes in Washington, has pro- 
duced a pilot documentary for PBS tided 
"Vox Populi: Democracy In Crisis.'The pro- 
gram focuses on the U.S. public's sense that it 
Is not adequately represented by the govern- 
ment, and has been shown in Kentucky, 
Texas, Utah, California and Florida. Further 
episodes in the series will examine American 
attitudes on education, healthcare and for- 
eign policy. 

Elena Mayberry has been named pro- 
gram director for internships and corporate 
relations in the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences. She 
comes to CMPS following five years as expe- 
riential programs manager for the 
Smithsonian, where she coordinated and 
facilitated all internships for that institution. 

Lawrence Moss, professor in the School 
of Music, is an ASCAPLU$ Standard Award 
recipient.These cash awards, made by the 
American Society of Composers, Authors and 
Publishers, reflect ASCA's continuing commit- 
ment to assist and encourage writers of seri- 
ous music.They are granted by an independ- 
ent panel and are based upon the unique 
prestige value of each writer's catalog of orig- 
inal compositions as well as recent perform- 
ances of those works in areas not surveyed 
by the society. 

History professor Keith Olson was 
awarded an honorary Ph.D. in the humani- 
ties, the first American ever so honored, by 
the University of Tampere, Finland, last May. 
At its 75th anniversary, the University of 
Tampere recognized Olson for his contribu- 
tion to scholarship and for his promotion of 
American studies in Finland. He is the tenth 
American to receive an honorary degree 
from Tampere.The other nine include four in 
medicine and J. William Fulbright, founder of 
the Fulbright Program. 

Jogesh Pad, professor of physics, was 
awarded the 2000 Dirac Medal and Prize for 
his pioneering contributions to the quest for 
a unified theory of quarks and leptons and of 
the strong, weak and electromagnetic interac- 
tions. Pati shares the award with Howard 
Georgi and Helen Quinn.TheAbdus Salam 
International Centre for Theoretical Physics' 
Dirac Medal is awarded annually on RA.M. 
Dirac's birth (Aug. 8) for contributions to the 
field of theoretical physics. 

The School of Public Affairs has estab- 
lished the Eli Karen Turner Fellowship Award 
in honor of Admiral S tansfield Turner's 
wife who died in a plane crash in Costa Rica 
last January. The award will be presented to 
an incoming student for the 2000-2001 aca- 
demic year. Turner served as director of the 
CIA from 1977-1981 .As an admiral in the U.S. 
Navy he served as commander of the U.S. 
Second Fleet and NATO Striking Fleet 
Atlantic, and as the commander-in-chief of 
NATO's Southern Flank. 

Venkatesh Shankar, associate professor 
of marketing in the Smith School of Business, 
has been named the RalphJ.Tyser Fellow in 
Marking. His areas of specialization arc c-busi- 
ness, competitive marketing strategy, interna- 
tional marketing, pricing and promotion 
strategies, and new product development. 
Shankar received his Ph.D. In marketing from 
the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of 
Management at Northwestern University. 

Astronomy professor Virginia Trimble 
was elected president of the division of 
galaxies and cosmology of the International 
Astronomical Union, for the term 2000-2003. 

Maryland J-Students Cover 
Republication National 

Ten students from the 
College of Journalism had die 
rare opportunity to cover the 
Republican National 
Convention in Philadelphia as 
credentialed press this summer, 
joining an elite group of nation- 
al and international political 
journalists. The students report- 
ed on the convention and 
moved stories under the col- 
lege-operated Capital News 

Maryland was one of only 
two journalism schools in the 
country to provide coverage of 
the GOP convention. 

In addition to covering the 
GOP convention live from 
Philadelphia in July, students 
also reported on and moved 
stories about Maryland 
Democrats before and during 
the Democratic National 
Convention in August as part of 
their class, "News Coverage of 
Special Topics: Campaign Press 

Covering a national presiden- 
tial convention is "like a crash 
course in political journalism," 
says Adrianne Fh/nn, who with 
Steve Crane directs the col- 
lege's CNS bureaus and who 
headed the convention class 
and coverage. "There isn't any 
better experience." 

Rachel Brown, 23, a 
graduate student and 
CNS convention 
reporter, agrees. " It 
really makes you work 
on your feet. You are 
pressured to work 
fast," says Brown. 

Maryland students 
focused on the state's 
delegations to the con- 
ventions, but were also 
able to interview 
national figures at the 
convention .They 
included consumer 
advocate and Green 
Party presidential nom- 
inee Ralph Nader, for- 
mer House Speaker 
Newt Gingrich, former 
senator and 1996 GOP 
presidential nominee 
Bob Dole, Christian Coalition 
founder Pat Robertson and 
Helen Thomas, UPI's longtime 
White House correspondent 
now reporting for Hearst News 

They also faced some of the 
other realities of a journalist's 
life on the campaign trail. 
Twelve-hour days began and 
ended with one-hour shuttie 
bus rides between the conven- 
tion and the students' hotel site 
in Valley Forge, Pa. Dinner was 
often anything that could be 
grabbed on the run and news 
conferences were usually con- 

ducted in a state of perpetual 
motion, competing with televi- 
sion camera crews for the best 

All 10 students at die con- 
vention are candidates for mas- 
ter's degrees at the college. 
Each was assigned to cover a 
specific group of delegates, 
pitching their own story ideas 
and writing assigned stories. In 
all, the students moved 41 sto- 
ries between the two conven- 
tions, generating 88 published 
stories from CNS clients, which 
include dailies, weeklies, broad- 
cast and on-line outiets in and 
around the state of Maryland, 

"They really helped to round 
out our daily convention page," 
says Barbara Sauers ; managing 
editor of the Easton Star- 
Democrat, a CNS client. Sauers 
says she appreciated the 
Maryland focus of the stories. 
"The nice thing was to have 
CNS stories early in the evening 
already edited and laid out, and 
wait for a photo and story from 
the AP with the latest. This 
worked out well for our copy 
desk and gave our readers the 
local coverage they expected," 
Sauers says. 

In addition to Brown, 
Maryland journalism students 
covering the convention were 

Maryland was one of 

only two journalism 

schools in the country 

to provide coverage of 

the GOP convention. 

Kate Alexander, Matthew Cella, 
Andrea Grossman, Kent 
German, Eric Kelderman, 
Robert Patrick, Kathryn 
Qiugleyjonathan Sheir and 
Laurent Thomet. 

Special funding to help off- 
set student and faculty travel 
expenses was provided by the 
Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press 
Association and the Maryland 
Professional Chapter of the 
Society of Professional 

September 12, 2000 


Greek and Roman Gods in the District of Columbia 

Long before modernity 
and Martha Stewart, at 
about the time A. D. was 
becoming B.C., Roman 
philosopher, dramatist and 
statesman Seneca prac- 
ticed the art of living well. 

A liberal education is the kind that 
sets a person free, Seneca (4 B.C. — A,D. 
65) said, free from ignorance, from preju- 
dice, from inexperience, from doubt. 

"And that's what I most enjoy doing 
in my own classes, getting people 
beyond the idea tliat they have to mas- 
ter facts, to thinking about how what 
they are learning can change who they 
are.Thats what liberal education is," says 
Gregory Staley, associate professor in the 
department of classics 

A 1999 recipient of die Award for 
Teacliing Excellence, given annually by 
the American Philological Association, 
the national professional organization of 
classicists in the United States and 
Canada, Staley was particularly cited for 
his work in reaching out to non-majors 
and for his work over the years in teach- 
ing liigh school Latin and English teach- 
ers about the classics. 

The professor worries that people 
don't seem to be aware anything that 
occurred more than 25 years ago, let 
alone 2,500 years ago, has any value. 

"Our depth perception, I think, is lost 
because change, social and technologi- 
cal, is coming at us so fast," he says. 
"People must be persuaded that ideas or 
works from a culture so far in the past 
still speak to us. And if there is one char- 
acteristic of my teaching, I think [it] is 
that I constantly try to remind people of 
the importance of the past and of the 
classical past, that I don't study mytholo- 
gy as an antiquary subject. I try to make 
myth relevant to modern times." 

Conveniently, classical myth still per- 
meates American culture. For a unit on 
Cupid, Staley downloaded an advertise- 
ment for corn chips onto his website. 
Students compared how the image of 
Cupid in the ad differed from bygone 
images of the god of love. 

In other class discussions Staley has 
connected Greek heroes, who are as 
infants forever being left outside to die, 
with more recent tragedies. He cited an 
abandoned baby in Gaithersburg who 
last winter was miraculously found by 
someone who heard her cry. 

The Greeks, Staley says, really 
believed that abandonment was a sign 
that you deserved to be a hero. "If you 
were put out to die and the gods were 
so favorable toward you that you were 
lucky enough to survive or be rescued, 
as Oedipus was, you were a hero," he 

"That's regularly what the students 
outside of the humanities say appeals to 
them about this course.They suddenly 
see that myth is not just entertainment, 
but that it was in the ancient world a 
struggle to make sense of life and your 
place in it.And though our world has 
changed radically since ancient times, 

the basic issues of love and 
death haven't changed at all." 

Staley studied classics in 
graduate school; his main 
interest has always been liter- 
ature and, particularly Roman 
literature. "Through teaching I 
got interested in myth, and 
quite by accident I became 
interested in classical myth in 
America. 1 was teaching an 
upper level myth course 
about how to do a feminist 
analysis of the story of Rip 
Van Winkle," he recalls. "So I 
was reading Washington 
living's story and thought, 
'this guy sounds a lot like 
Odysseus (hero of the 
Odyssey, a king of Ithaca, and 
one of the Greek leaders in 
the Trojan War). He goes away 
for exactly 20 years. When he 
comes home he meets his 
dog in front of his house. TCie 
only difference is his dog 
doesn't know him when he 
gets back. 

"And that's how I got inter- 
ested in classical myth In 
America, trying to figure out 
why Rip Van Winkle is like 

In some ways it doesn't 
make sense that Americans 
would be interested in classi- 
cal mythology, Staley says. In 
Europe, where practically 
every building is decorated 
with scenes of classical myth, 
sure. After all, much of Europe 
was once the Roman Empire. 

But an ocean separates 
America from the ancient 
world. "Tellingly, though, that 
ocean is called the Atlantic 
Ocean," Staley says. "Both of 
those words,Atlantic and 
ocean, come from ancient 
myth. 'Atlantic' comes from 
the island Atlantis that Plato 
talked about that disap- 
peared into the sea. And ocean' was the 
river, which was also a god that the 
Greeks imagined flowed around the 

The Greeks imagined that if you went 
west in that "river" you would find a 
place called the blessed islejs] where 
the very few, specially chosen people 
would go to live in paradise forever, 
Staley explains. When Europeans sailed 
for America they thought they were 
going to find that mythical place. "So I've 
become very interested in how 
Americans have used classical myth to 
explain their history, their politics, their 
ideology. Especially since here near 
Washington we are very close to the 
most important public buildings in 
America, many of which are decorated 
with scenes from classical mythology." 

All those white marble buildings 
make Washington, D.C., a great place to 
study the classics. A model of Athena sur- 
rounded by Justice and Hope embellish- 
es the Capitol's East, entrance, and six 
Olympian gods beckon from the dome 
of the building which is built on a hill, 
Capitol Hill named after the Capitoline 
Hill in ancient Rome. Presidential memo- 
rials have been modeled on the 
Pantheon and Greek temples, and the 

Gregory Staley 

very first work of public art in America, 
paid for by Congress, was a statue of 
George Washington fashioned after Zeus. 

"Americans absolutely hated it," says 
Staley. "Washington was dressed like an 
ancient, naked from the waist up.The 
statue was originally to have gone into 
the Rotunda of the Capitol but it was 
too heavy for the floor, and when it was 
put outside someone said, 'George 
Washington was too concerned about 
his health to ever go around dressed like 
that in a climate such as ours." 

So we can't begin to understand 
Western culture or American culture or 
even the District of Columbia's architec- 
ture, Staley says, without going back to 
antiquity. Washington, D.C., for example, 
was built on a spot of land where one of 
the plantations was called Rome. "People 
saw Washington as the new Rome," the 
professor says, "just as the Romans saw 
Rome as the new Troy, inhabited by 
immigrants from across the sea who left 
an old world diat had been destroyed 
and were building a new one." 

Staley recommends Ovid's 
Metamorphoses to those who want to 
delve into classical mythology for the 
first time. Ovid, a Roman writer who 
lived from 43 B.C. to around A.D. 17, 

compiled 250 or so of the most beloved 
Greek mythological stories into a read- 
able collection. 

As for finding more recent selections, 
well, that can be difficult. Staley says 
there are either books that get into the 
esoteric details of the myths, which 
aren't really suited for a general audi- 
ence, or there are books that are too 
superficial and not sufficiently informed 
about the ancient cultures. 

"There are lots of books for high 
school and younger students that retell 
the stories," he says, "but they always 
change them quite a bit. It's okay to read 
them when you are younger, but when 
you're older you need to read the real 

Everyone should read both the Iliad 
and the Odyssey, Staley says, because 
they provide two different visions about 
how to go about living your life. "And all 
of us at some point choose to be an 
Achilles or an Odysseus " he says, 
"Although we may change our minds 
along the way." 


September 12, 2000 



Omicron Delta Kappa is looking for 
a few more leaders to honor. 

Sigma Circle of ODK at Maryland 
began in 1927, Since then, ODK has 
initiated more than 3,000 students, fac- 
ulty and honorary members. 

The national society tapped Sen. Joe 
Tydings back in 1950 when he was 
playing varsity lacrosse, and U.S. 
Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 
when he was SGA vice president. 
Other proven leaders initiated include 
State Sen. President Thomas V. "Mike " 
Miller, Jane and Jim Henson and hon- 
orary members Pies. Franklin 
Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prize-winning 
author James MacGregor Burns and 
Congresswoman Connie Morella. 

ODK brings together junior, senior 
and graduate students with Maryland's 
most outstanding faculty members, to 
recognize campus leaders and encour- 
age other students to achieve. The soci- 
ety seeks accomplished leaders in 
scholarship; campus of community 
service, social, religious activities and 
campus government; athletics; journal- 
ism, speech and the mass media; and 
creative and performing arts. 

ODK requires a minimum cumula- 
tive grade point average of 3 20 for 
juniors, 3-25 for seniors and 3-80 for 
graduate students to be considered for 
membership. Applications can be 
picked up in the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs, 2108 
Mitchell Building. Applications must be 
returned to that same office no later 
than 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22. 


The University of Maryland Golf 
Course hosts its first annual Maryland 
Vineyards Wine Dinner, Friday, Sept. 29 
at 6:30 p.m.The reception features a 
cash bar with Maryland beers and 
wines, crab fondue, fresh seasonal 
fruits and cheeses. Dinner includes 
Chesapeake chowder, crab and purple 
potato salad, a Maryland Duo (featur- 
ing a glazed chicken breast and a beef 

tournedo) and tiramisu for dessert. 
Each item features a particular wine 
from Maryland vineyards. 

The cost is $29.99 ($24.99 for club 
members), plus tax and gratuity. 
Advance reservations are required at 

Campus Recreation Services will be 
offering Learn to Swim classes for ages 
6 months to adult. Classes will be 
offered either twice a week for four 
weeks, once a week on Saturdays for 
eight weeks, or four days a week for 
two weeks. Each session is 3O40 min- 
utes in length. 

The fee is $50 per course, and 
courses are taught by American Red 
Cross Water Safety Instructors. 
Registration for all courses must be 
done in person at the Member 
Services Desk in the Campus 
Recreation Center. 

Classes begin the week of 
September 18. For more information, 
call 405-PIAY. 

On-Line Mailing Label 

R IHiikaMiWHi 

As the personnel services depart- 
ment continues to identify opportuni- 
ties to use automation and streamline 
processes, the department has created 
an on-line mailing label/roster request 
form. Now when you have a need for 
faculty/staff mailing labels or rosters, 
you can complete the form at your 
desktop and simply e-mail your request 
to the data services unit. 

The hot link for the new form and 
instructions is located at www.person- Should you have further 
questions regarding this new electron- 
ic form, direct them to the data servic- 
es unit at 405-5674. 

And the Number One Tip 

The OIT Help Desk has created a 

Computer Anti-Virus Products Available to Faculty, 
Staff and Students 


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Software Licensing office cur- 
rently offers two anti-virus products to combat computer viruses at the universi- 
ty: Network Associates (McAfee) and Norton products. 

The Network Associates (McAfee) agreement provides software licenses for 
all faculty staff and students It covers both personal and institutionally owned 
mat hides and allows OIT to freely distribute copies of the anti-virus software on 
campus.Tiiis agreement is known as a perpetual agreement. Under this type of 
agreement, the anti-virus software can remain in use on someone's personal 
machine after he or she leaves the university. This is a particularly good arrange- 
ment for students when they graduate. 

The Norton products arc only available to faculty and staff. The OIT Software 
Licensing office sells Norton anti-vims software for a reduced fee to the 
University of Maryland community. 

Please refer to the OIT Software Licensing office web site at or call 405-2986 for information on product listings and 
Licensing fees. For details on how to download the Network Associates anti-virus 
software, visit the Help Desk at or call 405-1500. 

— Pamela Newell, Office of Information Technology 

list of 10 dps to help Maryland faculty, 
staff and students avoid computer- 
related problems.This Est is 
available online at: 
www. helpdesk. umd ,cdu/top 1 0. 

For further information, contact the 
OIT Help Desk at 405-1500. 

Privacy Policies on the 

On Oct. 1 a new law designed to 
protect the privacy of personal records 
coUected by the university goes into 
effect. Rodney Petersen, the Office of 
Information Technology's director of 
poEcy and planning and of Project 
Nethics, discusses this new law in the 
OH* Web Clinic "Privacy PoEcies and 
Data Security on the Web, "Tuesday, 
Sept. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 
4404 Computer and Space Sciences 

This event is free to campus faculty 
and staff, but seating is on a first come, 
first served basis. 

Professional Concepts 
EttluuifaGiHfiilid— „,„■ 

The Professional Concepts 
Exchange Conference (PCEC) that had 
been planned for September 2000 has 
been canceled. (Announcements were 
not sent out). The committee plans to 
reschedule the PCEC for May 2001. 

The nomination process for recogni- 
tion awards will go forward as previ- 
ously announced. Awards wul be pre- 
sented when the conference is held in 

The planning committee needs vol- 
unteers to plan and work on the 
conference. Contact Dianne SulEvan at 
the President's Commission on 
Women's Issues office 405-5806 or 
dsulEva® if you are 
interested in helping. 

Grab Some Crabs and 

Summer is coming to an end and so 
is crab season at the Ross borough Inn. 
Come to the Inn Friday, Sept. 1 5 from 
6 to 9 p.m. for the final Crab Feast of 
the year. 

Grab a friend, colleague or your 
entire family and come relax in the 
Rossborough Courtyard for a Maryland 
Feast. It's an "all you care to eat and 
drink extravaganza" for one low price. 

Included in the feast are 
Maryland steamed crabs, 
steamed jumbo shrimp, 
fresh steamed clams, spicy 
Buffalo chicken wings, 
com on the cob, 
coleslaw, potato 
salad, corn- 
bread, beer, 
wine, soft 
dfinks and a 
University of Maryland 
sundae bar. The cost is $40 for adults, 
$33 for club members and $10 for 
kids. Beer, wine, soft drinks, tax and 

gratuity are included in the price. 

Advance reservations and payment 
are required. Call 314-8013 to make 
your reservation. 

The Study Abroad Office is pleased 
to announce its Winterterm 2001 
programs in BeEze, Brazil, Costa Rica, 
Cuba, England, Germany, Grenada, 
Israel, Mexico, Italy (Rome and Stabiae) 
and Vietnam. Complete program infor- 
mation can be found at 
www. inform, umd. edu/INTL/studyabro 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to 
share this information witii their stu- 
dents and also to visit the office's web- 
site if interested in creating future 
Winterterm programs. 

Due to power problems and general 
construction delays, the back entrance 
to the Rossborough Inn and the handi- 
capped accessible ramp wiE continued 
to be blocked for a couple of more 

During construction, the 
Rossborough Inn wiE be open for 
lunch Monday - Friday Please use the 
mam entrance on the Route 1 side of 
the Inn. Reservations can be made at 

The Maryland English Institute is 
looking for volunteers to be English 
conversation partners for one hour a 
week. For more information e-mail 

The Center for Historical Studies, at 
the University of Maryland, is proud to 
sponsor a pubEc lecture by Mark 
Mazower, the acclaimed author of Dark 
Continent: Europe's 20th Century 
(London, 1998) and Inside Hitier's 
Greece: the Experience of Occupation, 
1941^4 ("Vale, 1993). Mazower, current- 
ly i caching at the School of History, 
Classics and Archaeology, at Biricbcck 
College, the University of London will 
speak at Tydings Hall, Room 01 17, on 
Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. 
The tide of Mazower's talk is: "The 
Roots of War and Peace m the Balkan: 
An Historical Perspective." 

Admission is free and the refresh- 
ments wiE be served. The Center for 
Historical Studies can be reached via 
email at: