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Volume 15 • Number 9 • October 24, 2000 




Sign up for Retention 2000, page 3 

University Leaders Address 
House Appropriations Committee 

Alfred Gessow (left), professor emerttus, presents the Glenn l_ Martin 
medal to Hans Mark, director of defense research and engineering 
for the Department of Defense, during the Ofst. 17 Glenn L. Martin 
50th Anniversary Aerospace Symposium. Mark received the medal In 
recognition of his contributions to advances In the field of aero- 
space. Also receiving the medal were Norman Augustine, Max Paget, 
Richard T. Whltcomb, and Scott Crossfield. The awards were part of 
a day4ong symposium celebrating the phenomenal achievements In 
aerospace during the 20th century and examining the possibilities 
for matching this level of success in the 21st century. 

University officials and 
student leaders put 
their best feet forward 
last week during lunch for the 
Appropriations Committee of 
the Maryland House of 
Delegates at the new Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
The delegates toured the cen- 
ter afterwards. 

President CD. Mote Jr., 
Research "Wee President 
William Desder and three stu- 
dent leaders all expressed 
gratitude to the committee 
members and other state lead- 
ers for their support for the 
university in recent yra.s and 
called for more of thi. ^ me to 
keep the tmiversity on track 
to achieve the goals estab- 
lished by the General 
Assembly in 1988. it was that 
year that the University Sys- 
tem of Maryland was created 
and the University of Mary- 
land was designated the flag- 
ship with a mandate to be- 
come one of the best research 
universities in the country. 

"We are now at a point 
where the University of 
Maryland can be widely 
thought of as one of the top 
research universities in the 
country," Destler told the com- 

Mote expanded on that 
goal in his remarks, declaring 
that the imiversity should be 
regarded as "the state's great- 
est asset" because of the 
growth of the knowledge 
economy, and the fact that the 
university is in the knowledge 
business and is the only insti- 
tution with the scale to meet 
the state's needs. 

Mote outlined the vision 
he has established for the uni- 
versity over the past two 
years: to enter into strate^c 
partnerships with govern- 
ment, business and other uni- 
versities to bring together the 
economic assets that define 
the state's future. 

Using maps to show the 
university's strategic location 
in the high-tech economic 

corridors along i-95 and 1-270, 
Mote said the state's new 
knowledge economy requires 
the University of Maryland to 
serve the same role that iml- 
versities have served in such 
economic hot spots as Silicon 
Valley, Research Triai^e and 
Route 128. 

Desder showed charts and 
graphs to illustrate the univer- 
sity's tapid rise, characterized 
by such indicators as attract- 
ing the majority of the state's 
brightest students and pro- 
ducing the overwhelming 
majority of bioscicnccs and 
information technology giadu- 
atcs in the state. 

In addition to educating 
the work force for the state's 
hi^ tech economy, Destler 
said, the university provides 
direct assistance to more than 
1 ,000 Maryland businesses 
every year, in the form of con- 
sulting, technical assistance and 
small business development. 

Destler and Mote both 
talked about the importance 

continued on page 3 

Facilities Planning Group Spotlights 
Environmental Stewardship as Key Principle 

The Facilities Master Planning Com- 
mittee has developed a set of draft guid- 
ing principles that includes "good envi- 
ronmental stewardship" and is seeking 
broad campus input before embarking 
on a revision of the Campus Master Plan. 

Senior Vice President and Provost 
Gregory Geoffroy and Administrative 
Affairs Vice President Chuck Sturtz 
chair the 24-mcmber committee that 
will develop a new master plan for cam- 
pus fecilities by the end of 2001 . 
Geoffroy presented a status report on 
the committee's activities to the 
President's Cabinet last week. 

The committee has drafted a set of 
1 2 physical principles that will guide 
campus planning and development dur- 
ing the next 20 years, Geoffroy said. 
Half of the principles are aimed at pro- 
tecting and enhancing the campus envi- 
ronment, including an emphasis on the 
importance of open space, achieving 
appropriate development densities, 
increasing pedestrian access, facilitating 
the use of pubUc transportation and 
ensuring greater sustainabillty. 

Other physical principles are realiz- 
ing the institutional mission, creating a 
coherent campus design, embracing tra- 
ditions and heritage, concentrating simi- 
lar uses, enhancing campus security and 
strengthening community relations. 

"There is a clear recognition on the 
committee that we have a moral 
responsibility to practice good environ- 
mental stewardship in the future devel- 
opment of the campus," Geoffroy said. 
"As we accept the responsibility of pro- 
viding the facilities necessary to make 
this one of the great research universi- 
ties in the nation, wc must ensure that 
our march to excellence doesn't tram- 
ple on our environmental assets. 

"Tlie committee feels strongly that 
we must establish at the outset that pro- 
tection of envirorunental quaUty,in the 
broadest sense, is one of the founda- 
tions of our development," Geoffroy 

The committee also identified four 
critical issues diat the plarming process 
must address, one of which is "proper 
stewardship of the physical environ- 

conUnued on page 3 

Media Executives Named to 
Journalism Board of Visitors 

'Wigy-Trashington Post Publisher 
W/ Boisfeuillct (Bo> Jones, Jr., 

V W Baltimore Sun Editor 
^raiiam Marimow and CBS-TV "60 
Minutes" Producer Jay Kernis are the 
newest appointees to die Board of 
Visitors of the University of Mary- 
land College of Journalism. 

Journalism Dean Thomas Kunkel 
said the appointments replace out- 
going board members Donald Gra- 
ham, Washington Post Co. Chairman; 
Tliomas Phillips, Chairman of 
PhiUips Publishing International; and 
U.S. News & World Report Chairman 
and Editor-in-Chief Mortimer 
Zuckerman. EUie Merrill, associate 
publisher of CapitaKiazette News- 
papers in Annapolis, Md., chairs the 
18-meinbef board, which meets 
twice annually. 

"This board was established in 
1983 and has been an immense 
somxre of guidance and support for 
the college," Kunkel said. "We're es- 
pecially pleased to be addii^ execu- 
tives of this caliber — and in Jay Ker- 

nis's case an alumnus— to the tx^rd." 
iCemis, 48, is a 1974 honors grad- 
uate of the college. He is a producer 
with the "60 Minutes" team assigned 
to correspondent Mike Wallace. 
Kernis has been a CBS producer on 
tlie primetime magazine "Eyc-to-Eye 
with Connie Chimg" (a 1969 Mary- 
land journalism graduate) and "CBS 
This Morning" He has won many 
awards, including an Emmy and the m 

Jones, 53, newly named publisher 
and CEO of the Washington Post, has 
worked at the paper since 1980, 
when he was liired as vice president 
and general counsel.Tlie Atlanta 
nadve graduated from Harvard, then 
received a doctorate in histtjry from 
Oxford Utiiversity as a Rhodes 
Scholar. He returned to Harvard to 
earn a law degree. 

Marimow, 52, is a two-time 
Pulitzer Prize wiimcr who joined 
the Baltimore Sim in 1993 after 21 
years as a reporter and editor at the 
Philadelphia Inquirer. 

October 24, 2000 



October 2 

12-1 p.m., Event: "Spanish 
Speaking Lunch Date." Meets 
the fourth (or last) Wednesday 
of each month in the Mary- 
land Food CoOp dining area, 
Stamp Student Union. Bring 
or buy lunch and converse in 
Spanish, Native and non- 
native Spanish speakers are 
all welcome, regardless of flu- 
ency level. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-2840 or 5-2841. 

2 p.m.. Lecture: "Invest^ting 
the Relationship Between Lin- 
guistic Form and Context in 
Human Language Processing." 
With Dr. Julie Sedivy, Brown 
University. 1304 Marie Mount 
Hall. Contact GracielaTesan at 

3-4:30 p.m., Forum: "What's 
Happening Across the Hall? 
Model Innovations for Teach- 
ing and Learning on Campus." 
Workshop and conversation 
ponsorcd by the Center for 
Teaching Excellence. O^etails 
in For Your Interest, p. 4.) 

5 p.m., Workshop: "General 
Wellness." Presenters discuss 
how to integrate physical and 
mental wellbeing to achieve 
an overall balance of healthy 
living. Center for Health and 
Wellbeing, 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. For more 
uiforraaUon or to register, 
or call 4-1493. 

October 26 

1-3 p.m., Lecture: "A Longitud- 
inal Experiment in Violence 
Reduction," by Dr. Lawrence 
W. Sherman, Director of the 
Pels Center for Government 
and Herbert M. Greenfield's 
Professor of Human Relations, 
University of Peimsylvania. 
Sponsored by the Dcpt. of 
Criminology and Criminal 
Justice.Visitor Center Audito- 
rium, 1\imer Hall. For more in- 
formation, contact Dr. Charles 
Wellford at cweIlford@crim. or 5-6838. 

4-5 p.m.jBIMA Seminar "Age 
Dating of Poststarbursts," with 
Ariane Lancon and Mustapha 
Mouhcine. 1224 Computer & 
Space Science. For more infor- 
omtion, call 5-1 508 or e-mail 
bscott@ast ro. 

4:30-7:30 p.m.. OIT Work- 
shop: "Introduction to Micro- 

Your Guide to University Events 
October 25-November 3 

soft Excel" 3330 Computer & 
Space Science. Call 5-2938 for 
information, or register online 

12-1 p.m.,Conoquium:''Narra- 
tive Worlds, Real Impact: How 
Stories Affect Beliefs," with Dr. 
Melanje Green of the Dept. of 
Psychology, University of Penn- 
sylvania. Sponsored by the De- 
partment of Communication 
Research. 0200 Skinner For 
more information, mccomas® or 5-8077. 

8-10 p.m.. Concert: "Academy of 
Ancient Music," a program com- 
memorating J. S. Bach, conduct- 
ed by violinist Andrew Manze. 
Iim & Conference Center (Uni- 
versity Blvd. at Adetphi Rd.). For 
information, Brian Jose or Kristi 
Fletcher at kbroady@union.umd. 
edu or 5-4059. For tickets, www, 
claricesmithce n ter. umd . edu . * 

OQtober 29 

7:30 p.m.. Concert: "Mii^us Big 
Band.-The Irm & Conference 
Center (University Blvd. at 
Adelphi Road). (See details in 
For Your Interest, page 4.) 

October 3 


3-4 p.m., Distinguished Scholar 
Teacher Lecture, "Algorithms, 
Logistics, and the New Econo- 
my," by Dr Bruce Golden, 
Roben H. Smith School of 
Business. 14 12 Van Munching 
Hall. Reception follows the lec- 
ture in the Atrium of Van Mun- 
ching Hall. For information, 
contact Rhonda Malone, 5-2509 

4 p.m., Colloquium: "Mites: A 
New Generation of Pests." Ento- 
mology Colloquium presents 
Ronald Ochoa, USDA System- 
atic Entomology Lab. 1140 
Plant Sciences. Conuct 5-3938 
or db40@umail, 

6^9 p.m., orr Workshop: "Inter- 
mediate HTML." Introduces more 
features of HTML, including en- 
hanced tag attributes, tables, 
internal document links. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. Call 
5-2938 for inlbmution, or regis- 
ter online at* 

november 1 

12-1 p.m.. Brown bag lecture 
and discussion:" The Emergence 
of the University of Maryland as 
the Public Research University 
in the Mid-Atlantic Corridor." 
Dr. William Destler, Dean, Grad- 
uate School speaks at diis 
month's Research & Develop- 
ment meeting. 0114 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Bldg. For 
more information, 4-7675 or, 

6-8 p.m., orr Workshop: "Net- 
scape Page Composer." Intro- 
duces Netscape's Web page 
editing and development tool, 
Lcam to create simple page ele- 
ments such as hyperlinks, col- 
ors, font styles, bullets and 
tables, 4404 Computer & Space 
Science, Call 5-2938, or register 
online at* 

ii j»yeinber,2 ^ 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Workshop 
(Faculty/Staff Trainmg): "Design- 
mg a Relational Database: A 
Practical Approach." Deals w^ith 
issues of database design. Parti- 
cipants identify data problems 
and apply data normalization 
techniques to solve them. Not 
specific to any one database 
application; ideal for anyone 
preparing to create a database. 
Tkught partly In a hands-on en- 
vironment, in 4400 (a.m.) and 
4404 (p.m.) Computer & Space 
Science. Online prercgistration 
is required at www.inform.umd. 
edu/ShortCourses. Direct all 
course content questions to; for 
registration questions, 5-0443.' 

4:30 p.m.. Presentation: "Culture 
Wars in Brazil, or How 1 Came 
to Love a Populist-Dictator Who 
Committed Suicide and Became 
a National Icon," a multi-media 
presentation for undergrads, 
graduate students and faculty. 
Pizza follows! Sponsored by the 
Department of History. 0106 
Key Hall. For more information, 
contact Robyn Mimcy at 5- 
4272 or 

4:30-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Advanced HTML." Introduces 
style sheets and image mapping 
as useful and attractive inter- 
faces. Also covered: constructing 


Tlic Association for Education 
in Journalism and Mass 
Communication has awarded 
James E. Grunlg, professor of communication, its most pres- 
tigious lifetime award, the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for 
Excellence in Research.The AEJMC is the largest U.S. associa- 
tion of journalism and mass communication educators and 

The Deutschmaim Award has been given only 15 times 
since it was initiated in 1969. Grunig is the youngest scholar 
to receive the award. He has taught public relations at the 
University of Maryland for 3 1 years. 

Grunig is best known for his research on alternative mod- 
els of public relations practice, the contribution of public rela- 
tions to strategic management, the nature of publics and 
organization-public relationships, measurement and evaluation 
of public relations, and the practice of public relations in an 
ethical and socially respoasible way. 

The Deutschmann award winner is selected by the AJ^JMC 
Elected Committee on Research. It is named in honor of Paul 
J. Deutschmann, who was the first chair of the Department of 
Communication at Michigan State University and an early 
leader in the development of mass communicaticjn research. 

Deborah A. Yow, Maryland's seventh-year athleti" director 
and the current president of the National Associn: >n of the 
Collegiate Directors of Athletics, has been named ]>ational 
Female Sports Executive of the Year by tiie editors of Street & 
Smith's Sports Business Joumal.Thc annoimcemcnt and 
accompanying story appear in this week's (Oct. 16) edition of 
the publication, one of the nation's leading sport.s-business 

Under Yow 's guidance, the Maryland athletic department 
has made remarkable progress over the past six years. Budgets 
within the department are now balanced for the first time in a 
decade, and corporate sponsorsliip revenues are up. Maryland 
ranks in the top 1 5 percent of all NCAA Division I programs 
competitively across all sports and is competing effectively in 
the Atlantic Coast Conference. In addition, the Terps set a 
record of 181 Atlantic Coast Conference academic honor roll 
student-athletes last year, a 51 percent increase over the past 
six years. 

calendar guide; 

Calendar phone numbefs listed as ^ttn or S-mxx stand lor the preiix 314 or 405^ Events are free 

3nd open to ttie public unless noted tiy an asterisk (*). Calendar intomiatton tor Otiiook is com^led 

from 3 combination ot intofM*s master calendar and submissions to ttie Oitfooft office. 

To readi ttie calendar editor, call 405-7615 w e-meil to 

graphic animation with batmers 
and graphic images, 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. Call 5- 
2938 for information, or register 
online at* 

8 p.m., Performance: "Maryland 
Dance Ensemble." Tawes Thea- 
tre. (See details in For Your 
Interest, page 4.) For tickets 
and information, call 5-7847.* 

november 3 ^^ 

10 a.m. -2 p.m., Event: "Blood 
Drive at Maryland Hillel." Hillcl 
Building, 7612 Mowatt Lane. 
For more information, see, or contact 
Stephanie Goldberg at 30M22- 
6200 or 

3 p.m.. Lecture: "Schooling 
Autonomous Vehicles with Arti- 
ficial Potentials," by Naomi Leo- 
nard, Etepartment of Mechani- 
cal and Aerospace Engineering, 
Princeton Umv. Sponsored by 
Control and Dynamical Systems 
Invited Lecture Series, Institute 
for Systems Research. 2120 A. V 
Williams. See 
Labs/ISL/e vents .html . 

8 p.m.. Performance: "Maryland 
Dance Ensemble." Tiwes Thea- 
tre. (See details in For Your 
Interest, page 4.) Call 5-7847.* 


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Retention 2000: Keys to Success in Higher Education 

Students who start college but never 
finish are central to today's education 
discussions, witli research showing 
that minority students have particularly 
higli leave and drop-out rates. 

With its ongoing goal of keeping Uiese 
students in school, the ninth annual Re- 
tention 2000 conference. Student Self- 
Empowerment; Opportunities and Chal- 
lenges, wiU bring students, feculty, staEf, 
administrators and community leaders to- 
gether on Nov. 15 to discuss how best to 
retain and graduate multi-ethnic students, 
! The conference, sponsored by the uni- 
; versiiy's Office of Multi-Etlinic Student 
Education (OMSK), will be held from 8 
a,m. to 4:30 p.m. at Stamp Student Union, 

Tlie morning keynote spealcer will be 
Deboiaii Santiago, deputy director for the 
White House Initiadve on Educational 
Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Sylvia 
Hurtado, associate professor of education 
at the University of Michigan, will deliver 
the lunchtime keynote address, 

The 1 5 interest sessions include three 
headed by students who will look at how 
support groups help graduate women of 
color to navigate their educational pro- 
grams; how tiie university's diversity, equi- 
ty, mentoring and other resources affect 
undergraduates' campus experience; and 
how community mentoring projects en- 
hance Latino students' academic success. 

Educators and professionals from other ; 
institutions will join Maryland feculty in 1 
presenting sessions on such issues as self- ' 
empowering strategies, retention of stu- ' 
dents with learning disabilities, transition 
of students from welfare-to-worit pro- 
grams and retention strategies targeted 
toward specific ethnic groups or educa- 
tional programs. c li S f 

Conficrence chair Dottie Bass \'*4 ^ 
said that in the nine years 
since the Office of Multi- 
Ethnic Student Education 
launched the conference, 
the quality of the interest j - 

session proposals has steadily ^ 
improved. Of particular note are ^ 
the student-led panels and tliose on 
retention programs at other institutions. 

"One of the main purposes of the con- 
ference is for people to come to us to tell 
us what they have been doing, what lias 
worked for them to retain multicultural 
students on traditionally white campuses," 
she said. 

Registration forms are available at 
OMSE, 1101 Hombake Library, or at 
www. inform . umd.ed u/om se/retcntion/. 
The cost is $85 tiirough Oct. 30 and $100 
after that date.The student registration fee 
is $40.The fees include lunch. For more 
information call Dottie Bass, OMSE»st.301- 

Perspective on Retention 


Sylvia Hurtado, the luncheon 
keynote speaker at Retention 2000 
on Nov. 15, is an associate professor 
of education at the University of 
Michigan. Her book, Enacting 

Diverse Learning Environ- 
■* y ments: Improving the 

Campus Climate pr 
Racial/Ethnic Diversity 
in Higher Education, 
delves into her belief 
that efforts to keep multi- 
cultural students on track 
extends beyond the class- 
It is essential, she said, that stu- 
dents have help in developing a 
sense of belonging, a sense of place. 
"The campus climate — is it inclusive? 
Is it a culture where students get the 
kind of support they need to feel val- 
ued?" she said. "A lot of feculty might 
say, isn't it just ability? That's actually 
a small part of it. I want to try to 
broaden the concepts of retention." 
Her research has found that cam- 
pus racial tensions increase when 
students feel neglected. The friction 
may manifest itself between groups 
of students. But the problem may be 

that the overall quality of undergrad- 
uate education is lacking. 

"What is necessary is to improve 
the quality for all groups," she said. 
"That's essential." 

Hurtado beUeves that learning 
conditions in a diverse enviroiunent 
will be improved by setting goals for 
preparing students for a diverse soci- 
ety; by taking stock of campus activi- 
ty; by improving the climate for 
diversity; and by focusing on training 
needs and development. 

A key goal, she said, is to broaden 
the students' perspectives, to devel- 
op empathy witii groups not thdr 
own. "Some campuses arc being 
more intentional about that," she 
said, citing as an example the imiver- 
sity's Civicus living-learning group. 

Still, "we can't ignore the fact 
there are racial issues. But at least we 
arc beginning to addrcss diis morc in 
the curriculum," she said. "I'm opti- 
mistic about the progress we're mak- 
ing. But this doesn't mean we've 
solved it. Every now and then a stu- 
dent protest vrakes us up to the fact 
there is an issue we need to pay 
attention to." 

Environmental Stewardship in Facilities Planning 

continued p^m page 1 

ment and sustainable growth.'The 
committee "plans to develop an 
environmental philosophy that will 
guide future campus planning and 
development," Geoffroy said. 

The other critical issues are to 
develop the construction and reno- 
vation program for the next 20 
years, improve vehicle and pedestri- 
an movement and parking, and 
focus on regional development 

The construction program must 
be balanced between new buildings 
and renovations, and also will bal- 
ance space distribution across cam- 
pus aliped with university priori- 
ties. An expansion of residence hall 
space is also a priority. 

The committee also called for 
hiring a professional consultant to 
help address existing and future 
traffic and parking problems on 
the campus. The university's plans 
will incorporate the state and 
regional 20-year highway and mass 
transit plans. 

The imiversity's interest in 
regional and community develop- 

ment will be focused on the area 
aroimd the College Park Metro sta- 
tion, the campus district east of 
Route 1 , the Route 1 corridor itself 
and university-owned land at the 
edges of campus. 

Committee members include fac- 
ulty, administrators, staff, students 
and representatives of College Park 
residents and city government, 

"We have an opportunity to 
gtiide the futiux development of 
the university in ways that will 
enhance our mission and our envi- 
ronment, set an example for the 
region and contribute to the estab- 
lishment of a community that we 
can all be proud of," Geoffixjy said. 
"we welcome broad campus input 
on tiie development of die facihties 
master plan, and additional informa- 
tion will be communicated as the 
committee continues its wotk." 

Information on the facilities mas- 
ter planning process and opportth 
nities to comment on the draft 
plans may be obtained at 
wwtu. umd. edtt/FacilitiesPlan. 

Dedicates CEOs Program 

The University of Mary- 
land welcomed back to 
campus engineering school 
alumnus and successful 
high-tech entrepreneur 
Brian Hinman, donor of 
$1.7 million to start the 
Hinman Campus Entre- 
preneurs Opportunities 
(CEOs) Program. 

During his Oct. 1 9 visit, 
liinman spoke to the stu- 
dents in the program and 
dedicated the program at 
an evening reception held 
at the Inn and Conference 

"I have looked forward 
to this day for a quite a 
while," said Hinman. "If 
we're successfid in this 
program. It could be some- 
tiiing that schools all 
across the country emu- 

The Hinman CEOs Pro- 
gram, the first hi the nation 
of its kind, brings together 
undergraduate students 
from different disciplines 
to study entrepreneurship 
and to woiif and Uve 

together in a specially- 
equipped residence hall. 

There are currently 84 
students in the program, 
which began this fall. 
Twenty-one students Uve in 
Garrett Hall, the program's 
headquarters. AH of the stu- 
dents have constant access 
to the program's lounge, 
conference rooms and 
office space; "Wired" by 
Avaya, the faciUties feature 
wireless Internet connec- 
tions; the latest in video 
conferencing fecilities; top- 
of the line &x and copying 
equipment; and a state-of- 
the-art computer lab. 

President Mote wel- 
comed Hinman to campus 
saying that the imique 
Hinman CEOs Program "is a 
marriage between academ- 
ic affoirs, engineering, busi- 
ness and resident life." He 
thanked Hinman for his 
donation and told those in 
attendance that "this pro- 
gram is the first one that I 
talk about when I speak 
because I am guaranteed 

that it will create excite- 

Hinman, creator of three 
successful high-tech com- 
pames, told students that 
the key role of a start-up 
CEO is to "communicate 
the vision, raise money and 
hire a great team." He sug- 
gested that the most im- 
portant thing they can do 
is get their degree and pos- 
sibly do graduate work be- 
fore starting up a company. 

Hinman also advised stu- 
dents not to "fall in love 
with your first idea," and to 
"pick something fun 
because life is too shon." 

Ihsan Beezer, a student 
in the program, introduced 
Hinman at the dedication 
and told the audience that 
he and his roommates in 
Garrett Hall are already 
experiencing the benefits 
of the program. "It's a start- 
up within a start-up," he 
said. "It's a living, learning, 
incubator-like environ- 


Maryland Leaders Address Appropriations Committee 

continued from page 1 

of a research park development near the 
imiversity as a way to continue to build and 
strengthen the partnerships necessary to 
enhance the region. 

Also addressing the solons were SGA 
President James Bond, Gemstone student 
Becky Zones, and women's lacrosse star 

Becky Shank, all of whom related their 
experiences at Maryland and thanked the 
committee members for their support in 
strengthening the university. 

"Please keep making it easier to talk 
about the University of Maryland," Bond 

October 24, 2000 

For Your Interest 

IVIovers and Shakers 

The Maryland Dance Ensemble presents its open- 
ing prc^ram of works by faculty and guest artists.The 
show, which features four premieres, will include 
works by Gesel Mason, John Evans, Ediyier, Alvin 
Mayes and Meriam Rosen. 

Mason's "Wonderment," a work set to music by 
Stevie Wonder, is a portion of a longer work in 
progress, "The Queen Suite and the Wonder Years," 
which will be set to the music of Wonder and Aretha 
Franklin. Tlie complete work will be performed in 
February at the Dance Place. 

"I Awoke Gasping" is Evans' work for six dancers 
which was selected for the gala performance of the 
Regional American College Dance Festival last spring. 

Tyler, a visiting artist instructor in the Department 
of Dance, explores the st^es of a young girl's life in 
his dance/theater piece "Welcome to the r>oIl's House." 

"ZMM Gumbo," Mayes' new work for 12 dancers, is 
set to music by Bobby McFerrin and Zap Mama. It is a 
rhythmic, high-energy dance that plays with mixed 
styles ofmusicand movement. : ' • . a i 

Rosen envisions human encounters in "Everything 
Falls Apart... Relentless Memory," a work recently per- 
formed at the Dance Place. Set to the powerful, melo- 
dic tango/jazz music of Pablo Zeigler, the work for four 
dancers includes a solo for visiting artist Mary Buckley. 

Performances take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 
2 and 3, at 8 p.m. in the Tawes Theatre. For tickets and 
information, call 30M05-7847. 

Iifpressive Development 

In an article to appear in Developmental Review, a 
prestigious, peer-reviewed journal, Maryland's Depart- 
ment of Human Development is rated one of the 
three best doctoral programs in North America.The 
program ranks first for editorial positions of major 
journals; eighth in the country in grant funding; 1 2th 
in overall scholarly activity and 14th in placing recent 
graduates in feculty positions in the developmental 
sciences. These rankings place Maryland, in some cat- 
egories, ahead of programs at Stanford, UC Berkeley, 
Virginia, Michigan, Miimesota, UNC-Chapel Hill and 

Only nine of the 97 programs ranked made it into 
the top third on all four indicators of quality. Among 
the nine were Maryland's Department of Human 
Development, as well as developmental programs at 
University of Michigan, University of Mimiesota, Perm 
State University, Teachers College/Columbia 

University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of 
ChicagOjTemple University, and UCLA. The Depart- 
ment of Human Development's average ranking of 
8.75 across the four indicators placed it ahead of all 
other programs except those at Michigan C7-25) and 
Penn State (8.0). 

Mingus Still Among Us 

The Mingus Big Band, under the direction of Sue 
Mingus, offers a special election-year program of poUt- 
ically-inspired works by the late, great composer and 
bassist Charles Mii^us, whose timeless woilis blurred 
the line between music and politics. Selections 
include It Was a Lonely Day in Selma, Alabama; 
Freedom; Haitian Fight Song; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, 
Don't Let It Happen Here and Little Royal Suite. 

The concert takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The 
Iim & Conference Center (University Blvd. at Adclphi 
Road). For more information, contact Brian Jose or 
KrisU Fletcher, 301-4054059 or Kfletche@deans.umd. 
edu. For tickets, see www. 

Fashion Statement 

Join the Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs in welcoming speaker and inde- 
pendent scholar Marge Benjamin for 
"Deconstructing Kimono: Gender and 
Fashion in East Asian Theater," an ex- 
amination of traditional Asian dress 
and its function with regard to gender 
roles in the theater. Speaker Benjamin 
will aLso be showing designs created 
from kimono fabric remnants. 

The presentation will take place on 
Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. in 
2309 Art-Sociology Building. Light 
refreshments will be served. 

Everyone is w^elcome. Please RSVP to reserve your 
space no later than the morning of Oct. 25 to 
Rebecca McGinnis, 301-405-0213 or via e-mail at 
rm 1 65®umail. umd.cdu. 

Call for Proposals 

Technology Enhanced Learning, the Office of 
Information Technology and the Center for Teaching 
Excellence arc calling for proposals for use of the 
Teadiing/Leaming Theaters, both full-semester and 
partial-semester, for the Summer and Fall 2001 terms. 
Proposals are due by midnight on Oct. 28, 2000. 

Anthropologist Judith Preidenberg Captures World of 
Aging Latinos in New Yorks El Barrio 


Judith Freidenbefg, ^tstetant professor of anthropology, 
reads from her new book aboirt aging In Spanish Hadem, 
Growing Old In Banio, at the University Book Center. 

n 1948, Doiia Emiliana. a middle-aged widow, 
left Puerto Rico to live in East Harlem — part 
of a wave of Immigration that soon turned the 
neighborhood into "El Barrio." She stayed for the 
rest of her life, spending nearly a half-century in 
this tight ethnic world. Like most of the old peo- 
ple in Spanish Harlem, she lived her final years in 
poverty, depending heavily on government help. 

University of Maryland anthropologist Judith 
Preidenberg offers a rare glimpse into the life of 
Dona Emiliana and her neighbors in her new 
book GrottHng Old in El Barrio, published orver 
the summer by NYU Press. Through fietdwork and 
interviews, she creates a sharp ethnographic pic- 
tiue of how diese elderly Latinos cope — the kind 
of information officials need, but often lack. "By 
providing information about local populations 
and comparing them to larger pKipulations, 
anthropologists can act as consultants to policy- 
makers," Freidcnberg argues. 

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For more Information, contact Chris Higgins at 5- 
5190 or, or visit our Web 
page at 

For the Love of Learning, 

The Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors 
"What's Happening Across the Hall? Model Innova- 
tions for Teaching and Learning on Campus," a conver- 
sation on some of the new teaching initiatives current- 
ly being implemented on our campus. Find out how 
to apply for Instructional Improvement grants and 
hear about how some of these grants have been used. 

The forum takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 
3^:30 p.m. in the Education Conference Room, 3237 
Benjamin Building. For more information or to RSVP 
by phone or email, please contact Inayet Sahin at 
(301) 405-9980 or You tnay also 
RSVP online at www.umd.cdu/CTE/ntvp.html. 

An Ounce of Prevention 

School Violence Prevention, a live national satellite 
broadcast, will air Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 2-3:30 
p.m. in 421 OR Hombake Library. This multidisciplinary 
conference is designed for all persons interested in 
effective implementation of violence prevention pro- 
grams in schools and communities. 

The broadcast is sponsored by The National Center 
on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice in the 
Department of Special Education. Contact Sheri 
Mcisel at 5-6475 or at 

D ramatic liwovatioiL 

William V Patterson, associate professor of theater 
management, has written and recorded the audio 
description soimdtrack for the video version of the 
live theater performance "Scraping the Surface," a 
one-person play presented earlier this month at tlie 
Kennedy Center. The recorded version, with caption- 
ing and audio description, will be available as stream- 
ing video on the Kennedy Center Web site later this 
month ( This production 
marks the first time a live theater production has 
been made accessible to people with disabilities using 
these up-to-date technologies. 

L ibrary .ttew&. 

The Maryland Libraries are enhancing access to the 
published journal literature by subsidizing an online 
article-ordering service for all faculty. Articles are deliv- 
ered to your fax machine. Articles must be from jour- 
nals not held by the Libraries and the total cost per 
article carmot exceed $35. About seven million arti- 
cles published since Fall 1988 are available through 
this online ordering .system. Faculty can identify avail- 
able articles by doing a search of the UnCover data- 
base (file *76 on VICTOR telnet). Detailed instructions 
are at 
For more information, contact Terry Ann Sayler, Head of 
Access Services, McKeldin Library, at ts6®umail, 

The Libraries' journal subscriptions collectively 
reresent tiie largest ongoit^ cost conmiitment in the 
Libraries' collections. Seeking to improve management 
of these collections, the Libraries have begun to reor- 
ganize the fund lines used to manage subscriptions. 
The reassignment project will ultimately move serials 
(and needed funds) from an existing fund organiza- 
tion to a new fund organizational structure that better 
reflects campus organization. Reassignment has no 
impact on how library users can access journals, and 
requires neither new serials funding nor journal can- 

For more information, seewww.lib.umd.cdu/UMCP/ 

Review and conunents on the reassignments arc 
welcome before Nov. 17,