\J[f\it W-oc\ Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 15 'Number 5 • September 26, 2000 Aaron Copland, page 3 Avoid Parking Hassles from Thursday Evening Football Game The Maryland Terrapins will host the defending national champions from Florida State in a nation- ally televised game in Byrd Stadium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Indications are that a large crowd will descend on the campus beginning in the late afternoon, taking up parking spaces and jamming the roads even before most faculty and staff normally begin to leave. The Department of Campus Parking will post signs around the campus and send letters to affected permit holders this week to let people know about the planned adjustments to the parking scheme for Sept. 28. For more information, visit http://umterps.fansonly.com/sports/m-f6otbI/spec-rel/ 060600aaa.html on the Web, ARGC Honored with $4.6 Million Army Grant Hypertension Genetic Research Advanced by $2 million NIH grant Toss those pills and head for the gym may be just what the doctor orders for some individuals with hypertension, depending on their genetic makeup. Genetics and exercise training are part of the prescripdon behind the National Institutes of Health $2 million grant awarded to James Hagberg, professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland. '"We are looking to see if genetic variations identify spe- cific individuals who can lower their blood pressure with exercise training," said Hagberg. Based on exercise studies of people withsuch heart dis- ease risk factors as high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity, Hagberg has found that people appear to respond different- ly to the same levels of activity. The differences in response may be in large part due to an individual's genetic makeup. Previous studies conducted by Hagberg's team have shown that about 75 percent of hypertensives reduce their blood pressure with exercise training while 25 percent do not see any significant difference. During this genetic exercise study, Hagberg's group will look at sedentary but healthy individuals between the ages of 50 and 70 who may have slightly elevated levels of blood pressure. Participants can expect a heart-healthy diet pro- gram, six months of exercise training, a complete look at their heart disease risk factors, such as diabetes, and analysis of their cholesterol levels and body composition. The team hopes this kind of further research may allow physicians to screen someone's DNA and determine if exer- cise or medication is the answer for an elevated risk of heart disease. Individuals who are interested in lowering their blood pressure can participate in this study by calling the Genetic Exercise Research Study at 405-2571. The University of Maryland's Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center (AGRQ has become the Army's top-funded Rotorcraft Center of Excellence with the fourth renewal of its grant from the Army/NASA National Rotorcraft Technology Center, for $4.6 million from January 2001 through December 2005. Established in 1982, the AGRC is one of three Army/NASA Centers of Excellence and for the first time will receive more funding than the other two, Georgia Tech and Penn State. "This award is very significant and gratifying, in that we have achieved the number one status in rotorcraft education and research in the world," said Inderjit Chopra, Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Professor and director of the AGRC, which is in the department of aerospace engineering. The Army/NASA grant will support about 20 graduate students who will work on the 15 research projects identi- fied in the grant. On one of the projects.AGRC will team with Hampton University in Virginia. AGRC won its renewal in a national competition judged by an 18-member panel of experts from federal agencies and the aerospace industry. Chopra praised the continuing team of Gordon Leishman, Fredric Schmitz, Roberto Celijames Baeder, Norman Werely, Darryll Pines and Amr Baz for building the center's national and international reputation, as well as new members Ella Atkins and Benjamin Shapiro. All but Baz, who is in mechanical engineering, are in the department of aerospace engineering. Professor Emeritus Alfred Gessow continues to enthusiastically support the Center with guidance and sage advice, Chopra said. Since its founding, AGRC has produced 45 Ph.D.5 and 120 master's graduates, has published more than 270 archival journal papers and more than 450 conference papers. In addition to the Center of Excellence project, AGRC has received a five-year Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant to study smart structures technology in rotorcraft systems, as well as more than a dozen grants from other sources to provide a total research budget of more than $3 million per year, supplemented by generous support of the University. The program currently supports more than 50 graduate stu- dents. Help Sought in Scholarship Finding Major Prospects Maryland students should be win- ajor scholarships like Rhodes, , Marshalls and Goldwaters with regularity. All they need is a little help from their friends in the faculty. That was the message of university administrators and representatives from the major scholarship foundations who spoke to students and faculty at last Thursday's Scholarship Awareness Event in the Stamp Student Union. The soaring increase in the academic quality of Maryland undergraduates indicates that there are plenty of poten- tial Rhodes, Truman and Marshall schol- ars already on campus, said Canulle St ill well, coordinator of the National Scholarship Office in the Division of Undergraduate Studies. We need more support from faculty overall in order to help more of our stu- dents win these scholarships ," Stillwell said. "We need help in every phase of the scholarship process." StiUweU said it is especially impor- tant to look for the "shining stars" among students and identify them early in their college careers. Faculty also can serve as mentors, screeners and inter- viewers to help prepare students for the rigors of applying for the major scholarships. The Scholarship Awareness Event attracted more than three dozen faculty and more than 200 students to separate sessions in which representatives from the Truman, Marshall and Rhodes schol- arship foundations explained the opportunities and processes for apply- ing for the scholarships. Maryland's last Rhodes Scholar, the Honorable C. Thomas McMillen, also addressed the students and recounted how he chose between the Rhodes Scholarship and an immediate career in the National Basketball Association in 1974 and then commuted between Oxford University in England and Milan, Italy, so he could play In the Italian basketball league. Maryland President Dan Mote intro- duced McMillen and presented him with several gifts. Faculty who are interested in help- ing the National Scholarship Office in any capacity should contact Camille Stillwell at 301-314-1289 or by email at email@example.com Outlook dateline October mary Your Guide to University Events September 26 - October 5 September 26 6*9 p.m. "Introduction to HTML," introduces the Hypertext Markup Language used to create web pages on the World Wide Web. Concepts covered include how to: format text, create lists, links and anchors, upload pages, and add in-line images. 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5- 2938, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.inform.umd.edu/PT* 6-7 p.m. Lecture: "The Spectrum of Feminism," learn and talk about the different meanings of feminism based on one's cultural, racial, and economic background, with Heather Rellihan of the womens' studies depart- ment. 1 139 Woods Hall. 4- 4892, lmprice@wam. umd.edu or www.sig- malambdaupsilon.org/ upsilon. S Noon. Research and Development Presentation: "The Children at Risk [CARingJ Project: A Community and Campus Learning Experience," Elizabeth Platz, chaplain, Lutheran — university chap- lains. 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 12:30 p.m. Harrison Program Speaker Series: "Economics and U.S. Environmental Policy in Retrospect,"Wallace Oates, department of eco- nomics. 0139Tydings Hall. 3:30 p.m. Leveraging Corporate Knowledge Seminar Series: "Building an IT Leader through Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions," Ron Jones of Veridian. Marriott Room, Van Munching Hall. Gina Thacker 703-405-4448, gthacker® rhsmith.umd.edu or www.rhsmith .Umd . edu/ckim 6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Basic Computing Technologies at Maryland," introduces net- work technologies such as the transfer of files between local and host machines located anywhere in the world using FTP; reading, subscribing and posting on newsgroups using Netscape; subscribing and sending docu- ment attachments using Pine. . 3330 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5-2938, email@example.com or www. inform . umd. edu/PT. * 6-7 p.m. Lecture: "Standards of Beauty from Across the Globe," facilitated by Nancy O'Neill of the Career Center. Society imposes many standards of beauty on women, but is it dif- ferent for each culture? 1111 Plant Sciences Bldg. 4-4892, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. sigmalambdaupsilon .org/ upsilon. 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. 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5-2938, email@example.com or www. inform, umd . edu/PT. * Smith School Names Richard Feldman Assistant Dean for Career Management 69 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, "provides a BASIC introduction to the elements involved in designing effective and professional-looking slides, overheads, and computer-based presentations. Included will be adding clip art, creating color schemes and organizing text. 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5-2938, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. inform , umd. edu/PT. * 4:30-7:30 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 Bldg, Registration required. 5- 2938, email@example.com or wwTV.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 67 p.m. Lecture:"The Typical Latino," Learn about and discuss the presence and experience of the non "typical" Latino includ- ing the Jewish-Latino, Asian- Latino and Afro-Latino to see if there really is a "typical" Latino at all. 1 1 1 1 Plant Sciences Bldg. 4-4892, firstname.lastname@example.org. edu or www.sigmalambda upsilon.org/upsUon. October 1-4 p.m. Workshop: "Introduction to Adobe Photoshop," introduces the industry benchmark graphic manipulation package for creat- ing professional quality graph- ics. Concepts covered: basic toolbar, palettes, layers, image filters, and screen/image resolu- tion. Digital image concepts with emphasis on Web based graphics are also covered. 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5- 2938, email@example.com or www.inform.umd.edu/PT* Noon. Research and Development Presentation: "Issues Facing Families with Communication Disordered Members," Nan Bernstein Ratner, chairman, department of hearing and speech sci- ences. 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 12:30 p.m. Harrison Program Speaker Series: "Networking Among Environmental NGOs in Greater China," Jennifer Turner, WoodrowWillson Center. 0139 Tydings HaU. 6-9 p.m. "Introduction to HTML," introduces more fea- tures of HTML. Concepts cov- ered include: enhanced tag attributes, tables, and internal document links. 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5- 2938, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 6-9 p.m. "Introduction to UNIX," introduces the Unix operating system. Concepts covered include file and direc- tory manipulation commands, navigation skills, as well as the Pico editor. It does NOT teach programming skills, 4404 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg. Registration required. 5- 2938, email@example.com or www.inf6rm.umd.edu/PT.* Richard Feldman calendar guide: Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx of 5-xxxi stand far the prefix 314- or 405. Events are free and oper to the public unless noted by an asterisk (') Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combinalior of inforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. To reach trie calendar editor, call 405-761! ore^nalllooullookgaccmail.urnd.edu. Richard A. Feldman, a former human resources vice president at York International Inc., has been appointed assistant dean for career management at the Robert H.Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Feldman joined the Smith School Aug. l.As assistant dean, he oversees the Graduate Career Management Center and the Van Munching Undergraduate Business Career Center. He is responsible for aU programs that develop the school's rela- tionships with employers, assist undergraduate and master's level students with career man- agement and placement and provide career counseling for students. "Richard Feldman is a suc- cessful seasoned professional who brings significant corpo- rate experience in recruiting business school graduates in general and MBA students in particular," said Howard Frank, Smith School dean. "He also brings entrepreneurial experi- ence, having been one of four founders of Personnel Associates Inc., an executive search firm." Most recently, Feldman was vice president of global human resources for the Engineered Systems Group of York International, Inc. His previous positions include director of human resources, corporate quality and productivity, and employee relations manager for AUiedSignal, Inc., and human resources manager for Lockheed Electronics Company. In addition to his position as senior consultant with Personnel Associates, Inc., Feldman has held various human resources positions with other companies, includ- ing Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, Inc. "I have been involved with university relations programs at various corporations and have worked closely with several top-tier business schools on recruitment," said Feldman."! am eager to apply this experi- ence, as well as my manage- ment and overall human resource expertise, to the Smith School of Business. For me, the bottom line is getting Smith stu- dents placed in satisfying and rewarding careers." Feldman is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Executive Development Program. He also holds a master's degree in personnel administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in mar- keting manage- ment from Southern Illinois University. The Robert H. Smith School of Business is widely recog- nized as a leader in man- agement educa- tion for the new economy. Its academic programs provide an in-depth education in core busi- ness disciplines integrated with cross-functional concentrations including electronic commerce, telecommunications, financial engineering, and supply chain management. Smith School stu- dents are prepared to help organizations compete success- fully in the fast-paced, net- worked business world. Outlook Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodie Remington, • Vice President tor University Relations Teresa Flanneiy • Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing George Cathcart • Executive Editor Londa Scott Forte • Assistant Editor Patty Henetz • Graduate Assistant Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information arc welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before theTuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park. MD 20742 Telephone • (301) 405-4629 Fax* (301) 314-9344 E-mail * firstname.lastname@example.org Outlook am ht found online at uww.infonu.umd.tdu /outlook I ^fcfl-S/7^ September 26, 2000 Month-Long Festival Celebrates Beloved Composer To honor the 100th anniversary of Aaron Copland's birth, the School of Music, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and numerous co-sponsors pres- ent a month-long tribute to this American icon. Part music festival and part scholarly conference, "Aaron Copland and American Identity" enlists cross-campus involvement to explore the composer's unique legacy in America's cultural landscape. Anchoring the School of Music's fall season, "Aaron Copland and American Identity" is one of more than 200 centenary celebrations being held worldwide to honor the man often considered America's greatest composer. "Aaron Copland and American Identity" continues through Oct. 22. For tickets or further information, call the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center ticket office at 405-7847 or visit the Web site at www. claricesmithcenter. umd.edu/copland . New Regulations for Outdoor Concerts The moratorium has been lifted on amplified sound at out- door concerts on campus following the Task Force on Concert Management's development of a new set of policies and proce- dures. The policies, which university administrators have reviewed and approved, were a response to community complaints about noise during the spring 20O0 Art Attack concert on McKddin Mall, sponsored by Student Entertainment Events. The new rules include the following: • Student Entertainment Events, or SEE, will continue in its role as the sponsor of large concerts (anticipated attendance of more than 5,000 and contract cost in excess of $15,000) and as the sponsor or co-sponsor of medium-sized concerts (anticipated attendance of 1 ,200-5,000 and performance contract cost of $5,000 to $15,000). • The location of Art Attack and other such large outdoor con- certs will be in Byrd Stadium. • Amplified sound at outdoor concerts will be restricted after 10 p.m, • Safety concerns related to crowd control and event manage- ment are subject to new coordination procedures. • Access to concert venues will be via a ticketing system which gives priority to students and other campus community members and their guests. William L. Thomas, vice president for student affairs, com- mended the task force for its work in developing the procedures. "They have appropriately addressed the issues related to public safety concerns of the institution related to large outdoor events as well as the noise disturbance experienced by the surrounding community," he said. "As a result, I have lifted the moratorium on amplified sound at outdoor events." The Student Government Association has charged a separate group with reviewing the procedures SEE uses to select perform- ing groups for Art Attack and other concerts. "Aaron Copland and American Identity" Calendar of Events Orchestral Music of Copland and Shostakovich University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:00 pm pre-concert discussion at 6:30 Memorial Chapel Guest conductor Andre Raphel Smith presents a program including Copland's Fanfare for .^M^PSV ^^^B^^* '^^1 the Common Man, Concerto for ^^^ f ^H L^L ^W Clarinet, Lincoln Portrait, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Guarneri String Quartet Open Rehearsal Thursday. Sept. 28, at 5:00 pm Uirich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Building Copland:Movement for Siring ^^^^^a> Quartet Two Pieces for String Mr >. N>. Quartet A Symphonic Band Tribute to r - Aaron Copland Symphonic Wind Ensemble '" ^v' Monday, Oct. 2, at 8:00 pm pre-concert discussion at 7:00 >. ^f Tin ^i^B Colony Ballroom.Adele H. Stamp Student Union John Wakefield, conductor Includes Copland's An Inaugural Fanfare, Emblems, The Aaron Copland Red Pony Film Suite for Band, Building Three Pieces and El Salon Chamber Music of Copland Speakers: Luke Jensen, moder- Mexico. and Contemporaries ator, Howard Pollack (University Coolidge String Quartet of Houston), David Bergman Piano Works of Copland Wednesday, Oct. 11 , at 7:30 pm (Towson University), Daniel E. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8:00 pm Uirich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Mathers (University of pre-eoncert discussion at 7:00 Arts Building Cincinnati), Marilee Lindemann Uirich Recital Hall.Tawes Fine Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Arts Building Quartet Hollywood and the Popular Includes Copland's Piano Webem:Funf Saize fur Front Sonata, Duo for Flute and Piano, Streichquartett Op. 5 Conference Panel Piano Variations, Passacaglia, Copland: Two Pieces for String Friday, Oct. 20, 1 :00 pm-4:00 pm Selections from Billy the Kid and Quartet Lecture Hall, Architecture Selections from Rodeo Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 Building Op. 50 Film Viewing: Of Mice and Copland Meets Jazz Heroes Men (Music by Aaron Copland) Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 8:00 pm Copland Choral Music Speaker: Lary May (University of pre-concert discussion at 7:00 Sunday, Oct. 1 5, at 3:00 pm Minnesota) Uirich Recital Hall,Tawes Fine The Inn and Conference Center, Arts Building University College Copland Festival Finale Chris Vadala and friends per- Conductor Edward Maclary Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3:00 pm form works by George Gershwin, presents Copland's In the pre-concert discussion at 2:00 Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Beginning, Lark, Old American The Inn and Conference Center, Leonard Bernstein, Thelonius Songs, Choruses from The Tender University College Monk and others. Land with an intermission lecture The University of Maryland by Wayne Shirley. Chamber Orchestra and Maryland Presents... The U.S.- Department of Dance join togeth- Mexico Musical Connection Copland and Film er in the final performance of the Musica Aperta Washington Conference Lecture fesdval. Includes Three Latin Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30-9:30 pm American Sketches, Excerpts pre-concert discussion at 1:30 Lecture Hall, Architecture from The Tender Land. Quiet City, The Inn and Conference Center, Building Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives) University College Film Viewing: The Heiress and Short Symphony (No. 2). Ticket Price $20 (Music by Aaron Copland) The U.S .-Mexico Musical Speakers: Howard Pollack Programs, artists and times are Connection examines prominent (University of Houston), author of subject to chaifge without notice. composers of Aaron Copland's Aaron Copland: The Life and Work For up-to-date listings, visit generation and highlights of an Uncommon Man www. claricesmithcenter. umd.edu Copland's relationship to Mexico /Copland/ and his friendship with Mexican Copland, Sexuality, and colleagues Silvestre Revueltas and American identity For tickets, cail the Clarice Carlos Chavez. Includes a per- Conference Lecture Smith Performing Arts Center formance of Copland's Friday, Oct. 20, 10:00 am-12 noon Ticket Office at 405-7847. Appalachian Spring. Lecture Hall, Architecture September 26, 2000 For Your In teres Information Technology Certification Courses are Now on Campus The Office of Continuing and Extended Education (OCEE) is pleased to offer Information Technology certifi- cation courses on campus evenings and Saturdays. • MCSE Windows 2000 (begins October 30) •A+ (Begins Oct. 31) Please Join OCEE for an Information Session (with free ice cream) to learn more on Thursday, Sept. 28, Noon - 1 :00 p.m. in the Visitors' Center Auditorium (Turner Laboratory Building/Dairy). The session is limited to 50 participants. All participants will receive a coupon for free ice cream from the dairy (any fla- vor). RSVP to Ken Carter, program manag- er, science and technology at email@example.com or 405-6296 Meditation Progr« The University Health Center will sponsor a four- week program on meditation. A free introductory session takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Center for Health and Wellbeing, Room 0121 in the Campus Recreation Center. The four-week program will be offered on Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 0140 at the Campus Recreation Center. There is a $30 fee for the four- week program. For more information or to register call 314-1493 or email Treger@health.umd.edu Fellowship Information The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA) invite women graduate students and faculty to an information ses- sion on 2001-2002 AAUW Education Foundation Fellowships and Grants for Women on Friday, Sept. 29 at noon in the Special Events Room, McKeldin Library 4th floor. Application deadlines are Nov. 15 for American Fellowships and Dec. 1 5, for International Fellowships, For more information, contact Terry Sayler.UM AAUW repre- sentative at 405-9177 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.aauw. org 2000-01 Campus Maps are Available The 200001 campus maps, complete with the 600+ item directory and Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, are on sale at Visitor Services for the same price of $1 1 .00 per pad of 100 maps. To order, choose one method: • Call Visitor Services at 314-9866 with your university credit card number and campus mailing address. • Send the white and yellow copies of an Internal Services Request form to Visitor Services, 1101 Memorial Chapel. « Take those ISR copies to the office, but call first (314-9866). While supplies last, the 1999-2000 cam- pus maps are on sale for $9 for a pack of 1 10 loose maps. Use one of the meth- ods indicated above. University of Maryland Resource Directory The 2000-2001 edition of the University of Maryland Resource Directory is now available for down- load in .pdf format. This directory, now in its 1 8th year, keys barriers to academic success commonly experi- Dream Team Do you ever wonder what your dreams mean? The University of Maryland Psychology Department is offering two free sessions of dream interpretation to people inter- ested in understanding their dreams, as part of a research study. If eligible, you would meet with a therapist or therapist- in-training who is trained in therapeutic dream interpretation. He or she will help you understand your dreams and gain insights on what your dreams might mean for you. For more information, contact Teresa Wonnell at 405-5820 or email@example.com enced by students to campus services and resources. The URL is: www.umd.edu/CC/ Services/RD Law Day -, wmmBmmmmm ^ mmm The Division of Letters & Sciences, the Law & Health Professions Advising Office and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Co-Ed Fraternity presents the third Annual Law Day Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom. Come and Speak with Law School represen- tatives from over 50 more than schools around the country. Nancy CottLecture The Center for Historical Studies is hosting a seminar by Nancy Cott, the acclaimed author of "The Roots of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women" and "The Grounding of Modern Feminism" . Cott, currently teaching at Yale University, will con- duct a seminar in the Dean's Conference Room in Francis Scott Key Hall on Oct. 2, at 4 p.m.The title of the seminar is: "Public Vows: Historical Perspectives on Marriage and the Nation in the United States." Discussion will be based on pre-circulated readings which can be picked up at the History Department Office, in Francis Scott Key Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Center for Historical Studies can be reached via email at: histo- rycenter® umail.umd.edu.