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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper
Volume 19- Number 6 October 3, 2000
Building a Culture of
The University of Maryland is in "a high state of activity
and a high state of readiness," President Dan Mote told the
College Park Senate List Monday afternoon, praising faculty,
staff and students alike for their "unbending expectation of
distinction, unrelenting pursuit of top quality and willing-
ness to commit to being the best."
Mote also thanked Gov. Parris Cilendening and other
state leaders for "recognizing the critical value of higher
education to the future of the state" and providing ""and
visionary support" for the university.
Mote's annual "State of the Campus" address to the Senate
focused on three characteristics of the university that are
"keys to our ultimate recognition as a top-tier research uni-
versity; " distinction, leadership and state relationship.
The university is doing well in all three areas, Mote said,
citing a long list of significant achievements on issues rang-
ing from student profiles to faculty achievements and staff
dedication. He also identified two areas that need quick
improvement and attention: student graduation rates and
insensitivity in the campus culture. "Simply put, a gradua-
tion rate of 63 percent in six years for full-time students is
too low," Mote said. "The high and increasing application
pressure from highly qualified students and this low gradua-
tion rate are incongruous."
One solution to the problem may be to find ways to
encourage more students to enroll for 10 or more credits
per semester, Mote said. Campus data indicate that 22 per-
cent of undergraduates currently enroll for nine credits or
less. "If half of them increased their course load to 10-14
credits per term, our graduation rate would be 14 percent,"
continued on page 2
Visiting Chinese Dignitaries Celebrate
20- Year Partnership with Maryland
curacy of Astronomer's Prediction
Challenges Accepted View of Universe
Dr. David Barbe, professor at the Clark School of Engineering and Executive Director of the Engineer-
ing Research Center, addresses a group of delegates led by Governor Xu of Anhui Province, China,
the sister province of the state of Maryland. The visitors attended a reception at the Chinese
embassy in Washington celebrating the 20th anniversary of the partnership established by Governor
Hughes In 1980. The delegates were on campus In part to observe the University of Maryland's
business Incubator program, whose mission Is to work with students and local businesses to gener-
ate technology start-ups. It has graduated 35 such companies at a rate of about three per year,
mainly In the fields of biotechnology, Information technology and electronics.
CESAR Finds Ecstasy Use Soaring
An article published in the latest
issue of the Astrophysical Journal
Letters lends strong support to a con-
)versial theory that rejects the cold
matter hypothesis central to what
most scientists believe about the com-
position of the universe.
In the October 1 issue, which is
now available online, University of
Maryland astronomer Stacy McGaugb
details cosmic microwave background
predictions that he made last year and
which subsequently proved correct.
The cosmic microwave background is
the faint radiation that scientists
believe to be a remnant of the energy
released in the Big Bang.
Measurements of cosmic microwave
ackground matching McGaugh's 1999
prediction were reported in the jour-
nal Nature in March of this year by sci-
cn tists conducting an experiment
known as Boomerang.
The accuracy of his predictions,
ites McGaugh, points to a universe
at consists entirely of "ordinary "mat-
ter. This contradicts the widely held
adigm diat 90 percent of the unl-
rsc is made up of uaseen matter;
termed cold dark matter. Cold dark
matter is widely thought to consist of a
new kind of particle rather than the
protons, neutrons, and other known
particles that constitute ordinary mat-
"What I predicted correctly in an
article in the October 1999
Astrophysics! Journal is the amplitude
of the second peak relative to the first
peak In the power spectrum of the
cosmic microwave background,"
In March, when the Boomerang
results were announced, many cosmolo-
gists publicly rejoiced that die position
of the first peak In the power spectrum
of the microwave background indicated
the universe was "flat," a key prediction
of inflation, one of the central tenets of
However, cosmologlsts were puzzled
by the small amplitude of the second
peak relative to the first because it did-
n't fit what they expected to see based
on another key tenet, the theory of
cold dark matter.
"On the other hand, the relative
continued on page J
Alarmed by the rapidly
increasing use of the drug
ecstasy, Maryland officials
are putting a comprehen-
sive action plan into
effect. It responds to a
new report from the
Drug Early Warning
System (DEWS) - a
between the state and the
University of Maryland's
Center for Substance
Abuse Research (CESAR)
- that ranks ecstasy as the
state's leading emerging
Two years ago it had
been detected in only
two of Maryland's coun-
ties. But now ecstasy use
is nearly a statewide phe-
nomenon, showing up in
18 counties. Some juve-
nile offenders told CESAR
researchers that the drug
has moved beyond the
party scene and is now
available on the street and
A stimulant, ecstasy
combines the effects of
"speed" and hallucino-
gens. It is not believed to
be addictive, but it has
been linked to 10 deaths
in Maryland. Researchers
are studying clues sug-
gesting continued use can
cause long-term changes
in the brain. Often the
ecstasy pills contain other
drugs such as methadone,
cocaine, heroin, or LSD,
The DEWS plan calls
for a public education
campaign, an intensified
effort by law enforce-
ment, training to improve
diagnosis and treatment,
and continued monitoring
of ecstasy use. "The fight
against drugs has to be
fought day in and day out
by parents, teachers,
coaches, ministers, and
most importantly, our chil-
dren themselves," said Lt.
Gov. Kathleen Kennedy
Townsend, who heads the
DEWS action team.
"Having timely and accu-
rate information on
emerging drug trends is a
powerful new weapon for
all of us to use,"
CESAR researchers rely
on a number of tactics to
chart drug use. Over the
past couple of months,
people leaving clubs in
Baltimore that host all-
night "raves," the dance
parties fueled by ecstasy,
asking them to answer
questions about personal
drug use and to provide
samples of hair and saliva.
Of the 78 "ravers" they
approached, 62 agreed to
participate. Nearly two-
thirds said they had used
ecstasy within the past
year, and half said they'd
used the drug within the
past 90 days.
CESAR staff also inter-
view juvenile offenders
and conduct focus
groups. From interviews
continued on page 3
State of the Campus
continued from page I
Mote said. The rate would
rise to 80 percent if all of
them took at least 10 hours.
"The time has come to
move toward changes in cam-
pus culture and policy that
will result in an increased
graduation rate,' Mote said.
"This year, we need to identify-
and begin to implement
changes that will move us
toward a full-time graduation
rate in the 80 percent rate
over die near term."
Mote also urged the cam-
pus to "tackle the insensitiviry
demon in our normal every-
day discourse." Identifying
both an "intolerance demon"
and an "insensitiviry demon,"
Mote said the latter is the
more difficult to handle.
Intolerance, he explained,
usually provokes "our collec-
tive commitment to fight
intolerance together," while
insensitivity is "frequently
inadvertent" and creates
"great stress for some mem-
bers of our campus commu-
nity, but . . . not ... for others."
As an example of intoler-
ance, Mote cited the incident
last year when some student
leaders were threatened
because of their race. In that
case,*Our response was clear,
obvious and not widely con-
Incidents of insensitivity,
such as the appearance of the
band Bloodhound Gang at Art
Attack last spring and an arti-
cle in the Maryland Cow
Nipple that blasphemed
Allah, are often unintentional,
"and our response to (them)
is less clear and often contro-
versial," Mote said.
"I believe the perpetrators
do not see themselves as
insensitive or intolerant - just
fun-loving and high-spirited,"
Mote said. In such cases, the
administration is urged on the
one hand to intervene, cut off
financial support and "live up
to its goal to create a wel-
coming and civil campus
society," and on the other
hand to avoid any action that
would constrain free speech.
The issue. Mote said, is nei-
ther free speech nor adminis-
trative interference, but rather
whether the university com-
munity has the will to tackle
insensitivity "through the cul-
ture we establish, the content
of our speech and the actions
we take * He praised the
Office of Human Relations for
its program called Crossing
Borders, Building Communi-
ties to "get all of us to walk in
the other guy's shoes."
Mote devoted most of his
speech to distributing praise
to a wide range of people and
programs on campus.
He noted the continuing
increase in the quality of
entering undergraduate stu-
dents, the recruitment of
increasing numbers of highly
distinguished faculty from
other leading research univer-
sities, and the dedication of
staff for dteir "commitment to
make this a great place."
Other points of distinction in
the past year included
increasing quality of graduate
students, two national cham-
pionship athletic teams, and
the success of the second
annual Maryland Day, which
drew more than 35,000 visi-
tors to campus last April.
Mote also noted that meas-
ures of the university's aca-
demic quality have improved
substantially over the past 10
years in parallel with a nearly
50 percent increase in the
proportion of minorities
On the topic of leadership,
Mote said, "Great universities
don't wait to be chosen to
lead, they just simply lead,"
adding that "leadership in the
state and region is our flag-
ship role. We don't lead
because we are the flagship,
we are the flagship because
Leadership In the commu-
nity takes place in the form
of connections, Mote said, cit-
ing the many types of con-
nections the university has
with people, organizations
and activities. "Connection is
Other examples of on-
campus leadership cited by
the president include the
updated strategic plan,
"Building on Excellence: The
Next Steps," adopted by cam-
pus leaders over the summer,
and the creation of the
University of Maryland
College Park Foundation that
will serve as the nucleus for
many of the university's out-
The university's relation-
ship with the state is one of
mutual necessity, Mote said.
"When we think of the state's
future, we need to realize that
the University of Maryland is
the State's greatest asset," he
said. "The futures of the state
and the University of Mary-
land are linked inextricably.
Our achievements will be cou-
pled explicitly. We are bound
by need, necessity and reality.
We carry the banner of the
state, and it should cany ours."
Mote thanked the senate
and the campus for "striving
to build this fine university
into a great one. This is our
mandate from the state; more
importantly, this will be our
legacy to future generations.
You are succeeding beautifully
in this most noble enterprise."
The text of President
Mote's speech, as well as
charts and tables to illustrate
the university's progress, can
be found on the Web at
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October 3, 2000
U.S. Undersecretary of Defense to
Head New Initiative at the University
of Maryland School of Public Affairs
Jacques S. Gansler, U.S.
Undersecretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics, will join the University
of Maryland School of Public
Affairs in January, 2001 as the
first holder of the Roger C. Upitz
Chair in Public Policy and Private
The endowed chair was estab-
lished with a major gift from
Roger C, Lipitz, chairman of the
Development Corporation, and
grew from his interest in prepar-
ing policymakers for a new age
where the lines between public,
private and non-profit are
As the Lipitz Chair, Dr. Gansler
will both teach in and lead the
Center for Public Policy and
Private Enterprise, the corner-
stone of a major initiative at the
Maryland School of Public Affairs
designed to help "reinvent" the
relationships among business,
government and the non-profit
sector in the United States. The
Center will focus on research,
teaching and education that
builds mutual understanding and
reciprocal learning among cur-
rent and future leaders in public
service and private endeavors.
"We are very excited about
the future of this center under
Dr. Gansler's leadership," said
University of Maryland President
C. D. Mote Jr. "He brings consid-
erable experience in both public
service and private enterprise to
help shape an education and
research program that explores,
and ultimately redefines, the com-
plex relationships across these
Dr. Gansler brings to the
Maryland School of Public Affairs
and leadership skills, national
and international involvement in
the defense and management
communities, strong academic
credentials, and a wealth of expe-
rience at high levels of govern-
ment and business.
"With his reputation for think-
ing 'outside the box,' Dr. Gansler
is particularly well suited to lead
this new center," said MSPA Dean
Susan C. Schwab. "We expect his
work here will have a profound
impact on how government,
business and non-profit agencies
work together in the future to
address the nation's biggest prob-
As the third-ranking civilian at
the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001.
Gansler oversees all research and
development, acquisition reform,
logistics, and advanced technolo-
gy programs, in addition to the
defense technology and industri-
al base. He is responsible for an
annual budget of about $180 bil-
lion of the approximately $290
total Department of Defense
Before joining the Clinton
administration, Gansler served as
executive vice president and
director thrTASC. Inc., an applied
information technology company
in Arlington, Va., that grew from a
small business to a multi-million
dollar enterprise during his
Before 1977, Dr. Gansler held
a variety of positions in govern-
ment and the private sector,
including deputy assistant secre-
tary of Defense, assistant director
of U.S. Department of Defense
Research and Engineering, vice
president of ITT, and positions
with Singer and Raytheon corpo-
During his time at TASC,
Gansler served on a variety of
special commissions and blue-
ribbon panels, including as vice
chairman of the Defense Science
Board, and on several govern-
ment commissions studying
acquisition reform. He also
served on the university's Board
of Visitors, which he chaired
continued from page 1
in the Baltimore area, researcb-
ers learned that ecstasy was
moving beyond the rave scene
and had become very popular in
recent months. Young men be-
lieved it enhanced their sexual
feelings. One called it a "happy
drug" that can help deal with
One former user described
the drug's negative effects. "You
have mood swings and lose con-
trol. Long-time users start to
shake ."Another former user said
that the visual effects caused by
ecstasy were scary and reported
difficulty breathing. Respondents
offered a list of the drug's street
names used by dealers.
"With this kind of up-to-the-
minute, street-wise information,
we can work with state officials
to construct an action plan that
makes sense and has the best
chance of succeeding," said Dr.
Eric Wish, CESAR director. "This
is the kind of university work
tiiat can make a very real differ-
ence to communities around the
CESAR, the University's High
Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Research Program, the
lieutenant Governor's Office
and the Maryland State Police
make up the DEWS action steer-
For more information on
ecstasy and other drugs, go
to the DEWS web site at http://
or call toll-free at 1-877-234-
Mighty Sound of Maryland to Lead
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Mighty Sound of
Maryland, the University of
marching band, will step
off Into history on
November 23 when its
250 musicians, flag
twirlers, dancers and
drum majors lead off
the 74th annual Macy's
Parade in New York City.
to big time performan-
ces, but the Macy's
Parade is the biggest of
the big time," said L.
marching band director
for more than 16 years.
"We've played all over
the United States and in
Scotland and Spain, but
this performance will be
seen by 65 million peo-
ple all over die country,
leading off the biggest
parade in America. What
Another two million
spectators are expected
to line the parade route
as the Maryland band
plays the seasonal tune
"We Wish You the Merriest"
from Central Park West
down Broadway all the way
to Herald Square.
The Mighty Sound of
Maryland is no overnight
The marching band per-
forms each year for more
than 250,000 fans at home
football games and some
Monday Night Football
games and even for the
National Football League
In its first attempt to be considered for the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Mighty Sound of Maryland was
chosen to be the lead-off band- virtually an Impossible feat!
road trips. When Maryland
goes to bowl games, the
band goes, too. A smaller
pep band also plays for all
Maryland home basketball
games and tournament
appearances. They have
played for the president of
the United States, for
games in Europe.
Band fans who won't
have a chance to be In New
York or see the parade on
television can see the band's
parade routine during
halftime of the Maryland-
Georgia Tech football game
on November 18.
continued from page t
amplitudes were precisely
what 1 had expected should
cold dark matter not exist,"
According to McGaugh, the
basis for his correct predic-
tions lies in a little-known
alternative theory to dark
matter called MOND, for mod-
ified Newtonian dynamics.
"Until 1994, 1 was like
most astronomers and didn't
think much of, or about,
MOND," he said. "But that
year, a problem cropped up
in my data for the rotation
curves of low surface bright-
ness galaxies. The data made
no sense in the conventional
dark matter context. I
pounded my head against the
wall for many months trying
to make sense of it when by
chance I attended a talk by
Moti Milgrom, the Israeli
physicist who conceived
"Without knowing who I
was or what problem I was
struggling with, he derived a
series of predictions for
how low surface brightness
galaxies ought to behave in
MOND. Everything that was
so confusing in the dark mat-
ter context was actually a
prediction of MOND."
"It was a classic example
of the kind of hypothesis
testing that forms the basis
of science. In this case
MOND's predictions came
true, cold dark matter's did
not," McGaugh said.
McGaughs newest article
on modified Newtonian
dynamics is attracting the
attention and interest of
many astronomers and physi-
cists. But while acknowledg-
ing the accuracy and poten-
tial significance of his work,
McGaugh says that even
friends and colleagues on
campus remain skeptical of
Cole Miller, an assistant
professor of astronomy at
Maryland who has had
numerous friendly debates
with McGaugh about MOND.
points out that there arc pos-
sibilities that fit within the
context of the theory of cold
dark matter that could
explain why the second cos-
mic microwave background
peak is lower than cosmolo-
"Though Stacy's idea Is
very interesting," Miller said,
"it's not really possible to
point to the Boomerang find-
ings or to any current obser-
vation and conclusively say
which theory IMOND or cold
dark matter) is correct."
Miller said that for largely
philosophical reasons most
scientists are not likely to
embrace Stacy's position at
this point. "MONO introduces
a new fundamental constant
in a way that seems ad hoc,
and which is aesthetically dis-
pleasing to most cosmolo-
gists. On the other hand, cold
dark matter postulates new
and so far unobserved parti-
cles, so it's good to keep an
open mind about both possi-
bilities," he said.
McGaugh said he agrees dial
it's only natural to be skeptical
of an idea as radical as MOND
the first time you hear it. "But
to be fair, I think we need to
apply the same degree of
skepticism to dark matter."
October 3, 2000
nr Ynur Interact
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Made up your mind to kick the
habit? The University Health Center is
ready and willing to help. Start your
year off on the right foot with their
smoking cessation program or with indi-
vidual smoking cessation counseling.
Conquering addiction to smoking is a
challenge, and moral support greatly
increases the likelihood of success.
Participants learn how to manage with-
out cigarettes while meeting new friends.
There are four classes per session;
attend Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
(Oct. 4, 1 1 , 18 and 25) or Mondays from
12:00-1:00 p.m. (Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27).
Classes meet in Room 2101, Univers-
ity Health Center. Call 301-3 14-8123 or
301-314-8128 to register, or stop by the
Health Center's Health Education Office
Attention gourmets arid gourmands:
the University of Maryland Golf Course
will hold its first annual New England
Lobster Roast on Wednesday, October
1 1 at 6:00 p.m. Indulge in a seafood
lover's extravaganza of lobster, shrimp,
mussels, clams and more.
Advance reservations are required;
MM. Min'ni Mnfmi
A hot, tropical locale and plenty of
song and dance set the stage for
revenge in this contemporary Afro-
Cuban retelling of the Electra myth.
Sophocles' classic drama, in its updated
incarnation, opens at the University
Theatre on October 12,
Director Scot Reese uses the modem
setting to bring home the idea that the
play's issues-among them family, murder
and loss-continue to be relevant today.
Performances will be held at the
Tawcs Theatre Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19-21
at 8:00 p.m., and Oct 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are available by mail order, in
person (weekdays 1 0:00-4:00 at the
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
ticket office) or by phone charge at
The Campus Assessment Working
Group invites you to its first Forum of
the year: "Learning Environment and
Outcomes: What Students Have Told Us"
Last spring, UM juniors and seniors in
Professional Writing courses completed
the University of Maryland Student
Survey. At this forum, we will present
selected results on undergraduate
research, instruction and learning out-
comes. Representatives from the Center
for Teaching Excellence will participate
The forum will take place on Friday,
October 6, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. (lunch
is included) in 0140 Holzapfel Hall.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call the
Campus Assessment Working Group at
301-405-5590, or see their Web site at
http://www. umd . edu/c awg .
Sleep and Stress Study
The University af Man-land Psychology
Department is conducting a study on
sleep and stress. Subjects are currently
needed to assist this research. The crite-
ria (br participation are as follows:
When falling asleep or upon awaken-
ing, have you ever experienced:
• The feeling that you were being held
down even though fully conscious?
• An inabiEty to speak or cry out ?
• Difficulty in movement despite being
• Seeing or hearing things that were
not really there?
If you have experienced these occur-
rences more than once, you may be eli-
gible to participate in this study. For
more information, please contact
Roxann Roberson-Nay at 301-405-8609.
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Two film actresses who portrayed
Elizabeth I were featured at this year's
Oscar ceremonies; clearly the Virgin
Queen continues to fascinate. But
Elizabeth had abilities that aren't easy to
represent in movies like Elizabeth or
Shakespeare in lobe. She was one of
the earliest women to benefit from a
movement in the 16th century for the
education of girls: She became famous
for her knowledge of languages and was
an accomplished poet. Until recently,
however, it has been difficult to sort out
what Elizabeth actually wrote from the
compilations of her aides and cuurtiers.
An acclaimed new edition, Elizabeth I:
Collected Works, by three distinguished
women scholars has at last done just that.
Leah Marcus ofVanderbilt University,
one of the editors of tliis collection, will
be visiting the English Department and
will give a lecture entitled "Queen
Elizabeth as Public and Private Poet."
The lecture will take place on Mon.,
October 16 at 4:00 p.m. In 1213 Art and
Sociology Building. All are welcome.
M1TH is pleased to present John
Unsworth, Director of the Institute for
Advanced Technology in the Humanities
(IATH), University of Virginia, as our first
Distinguished Speaker, 2000-2001 .
Please join us for Professor Unsworth's
lecture, "What is Humanities Computing
and What is it not?"
You may also wish to read some of
Professor Unsworth's recent conference
presentations and lectures: http://jeffer-
son . viUage .virginia.edu/-jmu2 m/other-
The lecture wiU be held on Thursday,
October 5, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 4137
McKeldin.A reception will follow.
For more information, contact the
MITH at 301405-8927 or at
email@example.com, or see their Web
site at http://www.mith.umd.edu.
The University of Maryland Alumni
Association presents its annual
Homecoming Festival on Saturday,
October 21. Featured will be free food
and beverages. Eve music, presentations,
interactive games, face painters, and car-
icaturists- and what Homecoming would
be complete without fortune tellers and
karaoke? Guests will also be treated to
visits by Testudo, the Maryland Cheer-
leaders and the Maryland Marching Band.
The event takes place nun or shine in
the picnic area outside TyserTowcr at 10
a.m. (or three hours before game time).
For more information, contact Lori
Hill 89 at 301-403-2728 ext. 12,800-
336-8627 or LH1 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to Class: Expand Your
The Maryland Alumni Association is
pleased to debut its alumni college dur-
ing Homecoming weekend. Programs
offered include "Rhapsody & Rhythm,"
an exploration of the ways music relates
to our lives;"Feel a Hurricane." featuring
a live demonstration of the GLM Wind
Tunnel; "Ethics in the Presidency," a
panel discussion; "Long Live Testudo," a
family-oriented history of the diamond-
back terrapin; and "Shakespeare and
Love," an examination of the Bard's influ-
ence on our modern language of love.
The programs take place October 19,
20 and 2 1 at various times. For further
information, please contact Stephanie
Tadlock at 301403-2728 ext. 14, 800-
336-8627 or stadloek@acc mail. umd.edu.
Astronomy Colloquium: the
Dr. Megan Urry of the Space
Telescope Science Institute wiU speak
about "The Physics of X-Ray Jets."
The very first discovery made with
the Chandra X-ray observatory was of a
previously unknown kiloparsec-scale X-
ray jet in the luminous quasar PKS0637-
752. Similar emission from resolved jets
has now been seen from half a dozen
other active galaxies, including the
famous quasar 3C273.
The colloquium will be held on
Wednesday, October 4 from 4:00-5:00
p.m. in CSS 2400.
Colloquia are preceded by coffee and
followed by ;in informal reception (both
in CSS 0254). Those interested in having
lunch or talking with the speaker
should contact colloquium coordina-
tors. The hour after lunch will be
reserved for the speaker to talk to grad-
E-mail email@example.com or
call Derek Richardson at 301-405-8786.
Terps at the Top of Their Game
Ed Moses, son of UMCP Air Force ROTC Detachment Commander
Col. Glenn Moses, won Olympic gold as part of the U.S. Swimming
Relay team at the Sydney Olympics, where he swam the breaststroke
leg of the medley relay. Ed had already won a silver medal in the men's
100-meter breaststroke event.
Danny Califf, whose impressive accomplishments as a soccer player
include helping lead the Terrapins to the Final Four, was a clutch goal
scorer for the U.S. men's soccer team.
Undergraduate Dominique Dawes and alumna Kelll Hill went to the
Sydney Olympic Games as competitor and head coach, respectively.
This is the third Olympics for Dawes and the first for Hill, who runs
Hill's Gymnastics Training Center in Gaithersburg. Alumnus Todd
Sweeris was selected for the U.S. Team in table tennis for the second
time. Sarunas Jasikevicius competed for the Lithuanian men's basket-
ball team vs. the U.S.A. Dream Team.
We extend our congratulations to these Olympian Terps for the
hard work, dedication and skill that has taken them so for.
Call for DST Nominations
The call for Distinguished Scholar-
Teacher nominations went out earlier dian
usual this year, so some adjustments to
the process have become necessary to ac-
commodate everyone's mental calendar.
While the Oct. 6 deadline stands, nomi-
nations may be submitted via letter or
e-mail (rmaIone@deans.umd.edu), and
may simply indicate the name of the indi-
vidual nominee. The detailed statement
of the candidate's quaEfications is due
The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
program honors tenured faculty members
who have demonstrated major scholarly
achievements along with equally out-
standing accomplishments as educators.
DSTs receive a $5,000 award to support
instructional and scholarly activities and
present a lecture on a topic within their
Nominations may be made by any full-
time permanent faculty member and
should state the nominee's qualifications
for the award.
In particular, the nomination letter
should convey the individual's special
quaEtics as an educator and researcher,
influential achievements, notable awards
and other forms of recognition.
Nominations should be forwarded to
Rhonda Malone, assistant to the associate
provost for faculty affairs, 1119 Main
Admin. Bldg. For more information, con-
tact her by phone at 301405-2509 or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.