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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 16 • February 6, 2001 

Winter Wonderland 

A couple crosses campus In the early afternoon of Jan. 
5, In the preternatural quiet of the first snowfall to coat 
the campus in a layer of white, They were surely among 
many who appreciated the speedy work of campus 
crews, who quickly cleared walkways and roads even 
as the snow still fell. At left, Ron Latham of Facilities 
clears the steps to the Armory. 

Linda Clement Assumes New Post 
as Vice President of Student Affairs 

Linda M. Clement, 
director of Under- 
graduate Admissions 
at the University of 
Maryland since 
1 982, has been appointed Vice 
President for Student Affairs, 
replacing William L. (Bud) 
Thomas, who retired Jan. 3 1 
after more than 28 years in the 
office. Maryland President CD. 
Mote Jr. announced Clement's 
appointment in December fol- 
lowing a nationwide search. 

The role of student affairs 
has become increasingly 
important under Bud Thomas' 
leadership to the total educa- 
tional experience of our 
undergraduate students," 
Mote said. "Today, what stu- 
dents encounter in their resi- 
dences, dining halls, intramu- 
ral fields and social and recre- 
ational activities is as much a 
part of the university experi- 
ence as what they do in the 
classroom and the laboratory. 
"Over the last 10 years or 
so, the quality of Maryland's 
undergraduate students has 
risen steadily and dramatically, 
with Linda at the helm of 
Undergraduate Admissions," 
Mote added. 

"I am deeply impressed by 
the superlative qualifications 

she brings to this position, 
both in terms of her experi- 
ence and her unwavering com- 
mitment to ensuring that stu- 
dent life is an integral part of 
their academic experience. I 

Linda Clement 

have worked with her and 
know first-hand the distinction 
she will bring to the position. 
She is a motivator and leader 
who exercises excellent judg- 

In addition to her 18 years 
as director of undergraduate 
admissions, Clement has been 
assistant vice president for aca- 

demic affairs since 1995. From 
March to September of this 
year, she was interim chief of 
staff In the Office of the 

"I am very excited about 
the opportunity 7 to lead die 
division of Student Affairs in 
the crucial years ahead as 
Maryland establishes its posi- 
tion as one of the great univer- 
sities in America," Clement 
said. "Student affairs encom- 
passes so much of the univer- 
sity experience that we have a 
chahce to influence the quali- 
ty of the institution in substan- 
tial ways, and to affect how 
our alumni feel about us for 
years to come." 

The division of Student 
Affairs comprises the Stamp 
Student Union, Campus Guest 
Services,Campus Parking, Cam- 
pus Programs, Campus Recrea- 
tion Services, Career Center, 
Commuter Affairs, Community 
Service, Counseling Center, 
Dining Services, Golf Course, 
Health Center and University 
Book Center. 

The advent and growth of 
programs like the university's 
living-learning communities 
has brought academic affairs 

continued on page 7 

Greg Geoffrey 

mt Robert H.Smith 


Smith School Ranks High 

in Worldwide Survey, 

page 4 

Geoffrey to Head 
Iowa State University 

The Iowa Board of Regents on Jan. 22 appointed 
Maryland's Senior Vice President and Provost Greg 
Geoffroy to become president of Iowa Mate University 
in Ames, Iowa effective July 1, 2001 . 

Tor nearly four years 
Greg Geoffroy has 
served the University of 
Maryland with distinc- 
tion in all aspects of the 
provost's position and 
we will certainly miss 
him," said Maryland 
President CD. Mote Jr. 
"Judgment, high ener- 
gy and broad vision 
for excellence in the 
academy have charac- 
terized his tenure. 
The Regents of Iowa 
are commended high- 
ly for their judgment 
in liis selection. We 
wish Greg and his fami- 
ly well in their new position and life in Iowa." 

Geoffroy said intends to remain fully engaged at 
Maryland over the next five months lo complete the 
work of the task force on improving undergraduate 
student success and also to ensure that the facilities 
master planning process is moved significantly for- 
ward, as well as ihe myriad of normal responsibilities 
of the prov i >st 

"The LJniversity of Maryland can take great pride in 
the presidential appointment of Provost Geoffroy 
because it reflects the growing academic distinction 
and national visibility of this campus," Mote said. 

Renowned Architect to Design 
Alumni Center for His Alma Mater 

Internationally renowned architect Hughjacobsen has been 
chosen to design the new Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the 
University of Maryland. Jacobsen, a Maryland alumnus, was cho- 
sen from more than 40 arcliitects who submitted 
proposals to the university last year. 

The $21 million, 60,000 square-foot build- 
ing is scheduled to break ground in summer 
2002 on Campus Drive at the university's 
main entrance. 

Maryland will raise $ 1 3 million of the 
construction cost in private donations, £ } j 

including a leadership gift from 
Samuel Riggs IV in 1997. "I am very 
honored to be selected as architect 
by my alma mater," said Jacobsen, 
who graduated from Maryland in 
1951 with a degree in arts and 
humanities."! am more than proud." 

The winner of more than 110 
national and international architec- 
tural awards said, "I haven't done a 
good building yet, but as the saying 
goes, 'The Lord's not finished with me yet,' and I am still trying." 

Ironically, one of Jacobsen's closest friends at Maryland was 

continued on page 6 

Hugh Jacobsen 

February 6, 2001 


mar viand 

february 6 

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Event: "Career 
Series," a group of career and 
employment programs designed 
to assist the campus communi- 
ty with career plans. Southeast 
Entrance, Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-7225 or visit 
www. CareerCenter. umd . e du , 

12:30 p.m.. Performance: 
"Artist-ln-Residence Recital: 
William Pre ucil, Violin ."With 
Arthur Rowe on piano. Con- 
cert master of the Cleveland 
Orchestra and resident artist at 
UM, Preuci! makes his campus 
debut with works by Locatelll- 
Ysaye, Paulus and Strauss. Gil- 
denhorn Recital Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Call 5-7847. 

4 p.m., Colloquium: "The X-ray 
Background: A Year of Disco- 
very," with Richard Mushotsky, 
Astrophysicist, NASA/GSFC. 
Preceeded by refreshments at 
3:30 p.m. Physics Lecture Hall 
(1410 Physics). Call 5-5946. 

6-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Navigating theWebCT Envi- 
ronment." For students enrolled 
in courses that have integrated 
WebCT into the class environ- 
ment. I.earn to navigate course 
content, bulletin boards and 
chat rooms, and develop pres- 
entation materials in group 
project space. Prerequisite: 
must be attending a WebCT 
class. 4404 Computer & Space 
Science. For information, 5-2938 
or, or 
visit www.oit.umd. edu/PT. 

7:30 p.m., Lecture: Rubin 
"Hurricane" Carter, the ac- 
claimed boxer whose story 
was portrayed in the movie 
"The Hurricane." will speak 
about his triple murder convic- 
tion. Stamp Student Union. For 
information, call 4-8498, or visit 
www. speakers . ca/ca rter. html 
for more information on Carter. 

february 7 

12-2 p.m.. Panel Discussion: 
"Democratic and Environmen- 

Hornbake Library Open; 
Doors with New Purpose 


Hornbake Library opens next week as a Special CoDectio: 
Library with die Maryland Room and all its associated units hav- 
ing relocated there from McKeldln Library. 

Undergraduate library services previously at Hornbake, 
including collections and processing, have been merged with 
services at McKeldtn Library. The first ant! second floors at 
Hornbake now house most of ihe Special Collections. 

The first floor at Hornbake now contains the following: 

• the Maryland Room, which is the main reading room and 
seives as the centralized service site for Archives & 
Manuscripts, Literary Manuscripts, University Archives, 
Marylandia and Rare Books, and the National Trust for Histori 
Preservation Library Collection: 

• the Katherine Anne Porter Room (to be open to the pub] 
at :\ later date) with its books, furnishings, memorabilia, and 
other items devoted to this major author's life and work; 

• a dramatic glass-walled exhibit gallery, immediately adja 
cent to the new Maryland Room, thai will serve as a venue for 
rotating displays featuring materials from Special Collections. 

Tlie second floor at Hornbake houses departmental and staff 
offices for Archives & Manuscripts and the National Trust for 
Historic Preservation Library Collection, as well as their holdings. 

Hours of operation for die special collections are Monday- 
Friday, 10 a.m. m 5 p.m. The staff hopes to expand to Saturday 
hours later in the semester. 

Special Collections that remain at McKeldln Library include 
the East Asia Collection on the third floor and the Gordon W. 
Prange Collection in the basement. 

other renovations on the upper floors of Hornbake library 
and the shifting of collections are expected to take place later 
this year. The National Public Broadcasting Archives and the 
Broadcast Pioneers library of American Broadcasting remain at 


tal Transitions in Post-Commu- 
nist Countries." (Details in For 
Your Interest, p. 8.) 

6-9 p.m . , OIT Workshop : " Intro- 
duction to Mathematica ." Intro- 
duces basic principles of math- 
ematical tools that can perform 
complex mathematical opera- 
tions; rendering data in 2D or 
3D plots. Prerequisite: a WAM 
account. 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938 or at, or 
visit www.oit. 

8 p.m., Performance: "Sister 
Mary Ignatius Explains It All 
ForYou"and"'dentity Crisis," 
two plays by Christopher 
Durang. (Details in For Your 
Interest, p. 8.)* 

february 8 

4:30-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Introduction to MATLAB," 
Introduces a popular tool for 
exploring and experimenting 
with numerical algorithms. 
Learn to perform array opera- 
tions, create scalar, matrix and 
vector functions and more. Pre- 
requisite: knowledge of ele- 
mentary calculus and a WAM 
account. 3330 Computer & 
Space Science. Contact 5-2938 
or, or 

february 9 

8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Confer- 
ence: "Vision, Courage and 
Action: leadership in Changing 
Times," 27th Annual Maryland 
Student Affairs Conference. 
Stamp Student Union. (Details 
in For Your Interest, p. 8.) 

1 2 noon, Lecture: "Cholinergic 
modulation of Olfactory Pro- 
cessing: a Combined Behavior- 
al, Electrophysiological and 
Computational Approach." 
With Christiane Linster, Cornell 
University Part of the Neuro- 
science and Cognitive Science 
Spring 2001 Seminar Series. 
1 208 Biology-Psychology Bldg. 
Call 5-8910. 

8 p.m., Performance: "Salsi- 
pudes (or The Day the Band 
Went to War)," by the Maryland 
Opera Studio. First reading of 
the new opera by Daniel Catan. 
Libretto by Eliseo Alberto; 
directed by Leon Major. For 
more information, call 5-7847. 

february 10 

8 p.m., Performance: "Vermeer 
String Quartet," offering a pro- 
gram of Beethoven, Mendels- 
sohn, Shostakovich and Alexan- 
der Tchaikovsky. Part of Mary- 
land Presents. Inn and Confer- 
ence Center. Call 5-7847.* 

Vermeer Quartet 

8 p.m.. Performance: "Prism 
Brass Quintet," selections of 
classical and contemporary 
brass. New concert hall, Clarice 

Smith Performing Arts Center. 
For information, call 5-7847." 

february 11 

4:00 p.m., Performance: "Annu- 
al Valentine Concert," by Prince 
George's Chorus. Selections 
from Les Miserables,Into the 
Woods, The Music Man, Pippin 
and other Broadway shows. A 
"Decadent Dessert" buffet fol- 
lows the concert. Berwyn Pres- 
byterian Church, 6301 Green- 
belt Road (across from Green- 
belt Middle School), Berwyn 
Heights. The concert is free; 
there is a charge for the des- 
sert buffet. For tickets, call 
(301) 474-7815. For informa- 
tion, call (301) 454-1463- 

6:30 p.m., Performance: 
"Yizhak Schotten, Viola." With 
Katherine Collier on piano. 
Featuring Bach's Gamba 
Sonata No. 3, Rebecca Clark's 
Sonata and Brahms' Sonata in 
E minor. Ulrich Recital Hall, 
Tawes Fine Arts Building. For 
more information, call 5-7847. 

7:30 p.m., Concert: "Michael 
Brecker Quartet," part of 
Maryland Presents. (Details in 
For Your Interest, p. 8.)* 

calendar guide: 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-rax stand for the prefix 314 or 405. 

Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's 

master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. 

Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. 

To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 
'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*), 

february 12 

12:30-2 p.m., Workshop: "Scho- 
larship of Teaching and beam- 
ing: Getting Your Own Project 
Started." Presents an outstand- 
ing model from our campus 
presented by Joe Redish (Phy- 
sics), and assists participants in 
launching dieir own projects. 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall. Call 5-9980 or see 
www. urn d . e du/cte . 

3:15-5:30 p.m.. University 
Senate Meeting. 0200 Skinner. 
All members of the campus 
community are invited to 
attend. Call 5-5805, or college- 
park-senate® umai! . umd . ed u . 

4 p.m.. Entomology Colloquium: 
"Evaluating ;ind Improving Pest 
Management in the Urban 
Landscape." With Colin Stewart, 
Dept. of Entomology. 1 140 
Plant Sciences. Call 5-391 1 . 

4-6 p.m., Seminar: "Modem 
International Systems Theory 
and Ancient History: The Case 
of Rome." (Details in For Your 
Interest, p. 8.) 

6-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Navigating the WebCT Envi- 
ronment." 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. (See Feb. 6.) 

7 p.m., Performance: "Guarneri 
String Quartet." Open rehearsal 
of one of the world's greatest 
string quartets and resident 
artists at the School of Music. 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, Call 5-7847. 


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Clarice Smith 


School of Music Highlights 

-^rm fter four years In construction 
S^ m the Clarice Smith Performing 
^T I Arts Center enters its dedica- 
Jr' I tion year in 2001 . Crews are 

putting the final touches on signage, acousticians 
are conducting sound checks, and landscape 
artists are preparing the ground for tree-planting. 
Classes and rehearsals are in full swing, and the 
halls are full of the sounds of voices and music. 

This spring the School of Music and the 
Departments of Theatre and Dance presents pub- 
lic performances In the Center, while the 
"Maryland Presents" series offers limited per- 
formances in the center and the majority of its 
performances in the Inn and Conference 

Center. "This spring is a 'work-in-progress,'" says 
Susie Farr, center Executive Director. "Our audi- 
ences will be part of a collaborative process culmi- 
nating in our official dedication." 

The Dedication Gala is scheduled for Saturday, 
Sept. 29, with a community open house on 
Sunday, Sept. 30. 

For performance schedules and Informa- 
tion on all conceits, log onto the Web site at 
www.claricesmithcenter.unuLedu or call the 
center ticket office at (301) 405-7847. 

Renowned violinist William 
Preucil makes his university 
debut in the elegant new 
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 
12:30 p.m. The free recital fea- 
tures works by Locate 11 i-Ysaye, 
Paulas and Strauss. Concertmaster 
of the revered Cleveland Orchestra 
and former first violinist of the 
famed Cleveland Quartet, Preucil 
recently joined the School of 
Music's Artist-in-Residence pro- 
gram to teach a studio of violin 
students, conduct master classes 
and lead sectional rehearsals of the 
University of Maryland Symphony 
Orchestra. He remains an active 
recitalist, chamber musician and 
orchestral soloist performing 
around the world. 

The new concert hall hosts its 
first public performance on 
Saturday Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. as 
the award-winning Prism Brass 
Quintet fills the hall with the 

sounds of classical and contempo- 
rary brass. The performance is 
offered free of charge. Grand Prize 
winners at the 1999 Brass Quintet 
Competition of the Americas, 
Prism Brass comprises trumpetists 
Matthew Bickel and Steve Haase, 
hornist Erik Kofoed, trombonist 
Aaron Moats and tubist Sam 
Buccigrossi. Drawn together as 
undergraduates at the Eastman 
School of Music, these five friends 
share a passion for artistic excel- 
lence and innovation, and are 
known for performances that are 
both entertaining and educational. 
The ensemble is beginning its sec- 
ond semester of graduate residen- 
cy within the University of Mary- 
land School of Music. Recendy fea- 
tured on National Public Radio's 
The Record Shelf and praised last 
ful! by the Washington Post for 
"extraordinary artistry and techni- 
cal brilliance " the Prism Brass aims 
to become one of the premier 

chamber ensembles of the 21st 

On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 
p.m. acclaimed soprano Linda 
Mabbs presents In Memory of 
Robert McCoy, honoring the popu- 
lar and highly-respected Professor 
of Music who passed away unex- 
pectedly last November. Memorial 
donations will be accepted at the 
door of the Joseph and Alma 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, and pro- 
ceeds will benefit the Robert 
McCoy Collaborative Piano Library. 

Remembered as a consummate 
musician and beloved mentor, 
McCoy served as Assistant 
Conductor and pianist-vocal Coach 
of the Washington Opera while 
coordinating the School of Music's 
accompanying and vocal coaching 
degree programs. A close friend 
and colleague of Dr. McCoy, Mabbs 
will be accompanied in tills perfor- 
mance by graduate students of his 
former piano studio. 

2001 University Theatre Season 
Opens with Comic Double Bill 

The Department of Theatre presents two plays 

by Christopher Durang in the Studio Theatre. 

(See For Your Interest, page 8, for details.) 

Creating Community Through Dance Take Fiye on Tuesdays 

magine a performance with 300 oranges, 16 performers and two knives. Then imagine a stage trans- 
formed into a village square and an audience transformed into a vibrant community. That is what 
occurs in "Ordinary Festivals," a dance/theatre piece to be performed on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, 

Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the center's Maryland 
Presents series. The performances, by choreo- 
grapher/dancers Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, 
mark the first in the centers Dance Theatre. 

Set to the enchanting folk music of pre-war 
Italy, the 55-minute work explodes with images 
that are at once wildly kinetic, deeply moving and 
delightfully odd. The performances will include 
several Maryland graduate dance students who 
were selected through an audition process and 
will also be joining Pearson, Widrig & Company in 
a performance at the Kennedy Center's Millenium 

Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig have been col- 
laborating since 1996. Much of their work is built 
around a strong interest in the body-mind connec- 
tion, with central themes of loss, fear, desire, ter- 
minal illness and the dynamics of separation and connection. They create site-specific outdoor perform- 
ances and choreography, such as their "Love Notes to Central Park" and works that incorporate commu- 
nity members, including local students, seniors or artists. 

Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig and Company 

/' n addition to the public performances 
of "Ordinary Festivals," the Department 
of Dance will be involved in a unique col- 
laboration with Dan Leviton's class on Death and 
Dying (Adult Health and Development Program) 
on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The company will perform 
"Hereafter," a dance/theatre work that explores 
people's relationship to the experience of death 

and their ideas of what comes next. The per- 
formance will be followed by a discussion with 
the class and with 30 seniors who are partici- 
pants in die Adult Health and Development 
Program, a one-to-one program for independent 
older adults. Pearson and Widrig will also create 
a piece with university students during their 
weeklong residency, which begins next week. 

Looking forward to a 
chance to wind down after a 
long school day? A new, free 
series sponsored by the cen- 
ter hopes to offer members 
of the university community 
a chance to relax while 
enjoying informal arts "hap- 
penings" in the late after- 
noon. Take Five on Tuesdays 
will be held on select 
Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. in 
the new Theatre Lab. The 
events are designed to pro- 
vide an aesthetic "breath of 
fresh air" and a glimpse into 
the creative process in the 
arts and humanities. 

Take Five on Tuesdays will 
offer close up explorations in 
a wide range of areas from 
the written word to Mozart; 
from tango to hip-hop. The 
intimacy of the Theatre Lab, 
combined with the informal 
style of the events, will cre- 
ate opportunities for interac- 
tion with the performers 
while also providing a break 
from the everyday rigors of 
academic life. 

The series kicked off last 
week with a spicy perform- 

ance by QuinTango, an inter- 
nati onall y-acclaimed , 
Washington, D.C.-based tango 
band. Audience members 
took to the floor for an exhil- 
arating lesson in Argentine 

Upcoming February Take 
Five on Tuesday events: 

Feb. 20: Nick Flynn and 
Rose Solari read from their 
poetry, then participate in a 
question and answer session 
with the audience. Flynn 's 
book "Some Ether," currently 
listed by Barnes and Noble as 
the Best Poetry of 2000, is 
described by poet Mark Doty 
as "a study in suffering, a 
work of deep attention to 
the hellish passages of child- 
hood memory, a child's ines- 
timable pain... in lyrics of 
ringing clarity and strange 

Feb. 27: Sam Turner's Afro- 
Cuban Jazz Band returns to 
campus to perform a range 
of traditional tunes and give 
a Latin spin to jazz standards. 

February 6, 2001 

Smith School of Business 
Nails Top Spots in Financial 
Times Worldwide Survey 

In its third annual ranking of 
the top full-time MBA programs 
worldwide, the Financial Times 
ranks the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business fourth in 
information technology and 
23rd in quality overall. The 
Smith School at the University 
of Maryland is the only school 
in the Washington-Baltimore 
region that made the top 25 in 
the international business 
newspaper's overall rankings of 
100 schools. 

In addition, die newspaper's 
2001 results place the Smith 

• sixth in faculty research; 

• sixth among business 
schools at public institu- 
tions in the United States; 

• seventh in entrepreneur- 

• nineteenth among all of 
die U.S. schooLs that made 
the prestigious list. 

The Financial Times pub- 
lished the survey results in its 
January 22 edition. This rank- 
ing of the world's top business 
schools with full-time MBA pro- 
grams was determined by per- 
formance in three broad areas: 
the career progression accrued 
from earning the MBA, with 
emphasis on its purchasing 
power in the marketplace; 
diversity among students, facul- 
ty, board members, and experi- 
ences; and research. 

To compute the rankings, 
the newspaper used data from 
two questionnaires: one com- 
pleted by business schools, the 
other completed by members 
of the schools' MBA class that 

graduated in 1997. "Surveying 
graduates from 1997 allows us 
to chart the progress of gradu- 
ates from before the MBA to 
graduation and into the work- 
place," says the Financial Times. 

The information technology 
and entrcpreneurship rankings 
are based on recommendations 
from aiumni of all schools 
included in the survey. The 
Financial Times asked die alum- 
ni to name three business 
schools from which they 
would recruit MBA graduates 
in specific areas. 

The Robert H. Smith School 
of Business is widely recog- 
nized as a leader in manage- 
ment education for the new 
economy. Its academic pro- 
grams provide an in-depth edu- 
cation in core business disci- 
plines integrated with cross- 
functional concentrations, 
including e-commerce, 
telecommunications, financial 
engineering and supply chain 

In addition to its undergrad- 
uate, MBA and MS and doc to nil 
programs, the school partners 
with corporations and other 
organizations through several 
centers, research units and pro- 
grams. Among these are the 
Nctcentricity Laboratory, 
which includes the Supply 
Chain Management Center; 
Dingman Center for Entrcpren- 
eurship; Center for Executive 
Education; MBA Consulting 
Program; and the MBA and 
undergraduate career manage- 
ment centers. 

To review the complete sur- 
vey results, visit the Financial 
Times online at: 

Improving Graduation Rates Requires 
Major Culture Change 


The Michelle Y. Angyelof Award far 

Outstanding Service to Commuter Students 

This award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate 
student who has made outstanding contributions to the quali- 
ty of life for University of Maryland commuter students during 
the 2000-2001 academic year. Nominated students will be sent 

an application, or they can pick one up in the Commuter 
Affairs office. The application deadline is Friday, Mar. % Faculty 
and staff who wish to nominate students may contact Leslie 
Perkins at 4-7250 or for a nomina- 
tion form. Nomination forms may also be sent via email. 

The University of Maryland Award far 

Innovation in Teaching with Technology 

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the 

use of tecchnology to promote excellence In tcching and 

learning, and it helps highlight the many ways in which our 

university has taken leadership in this critical area. If you 

qualify, please consider applying for this award, Individuals 

or groups may apply Deadline for nominations and 

applications is Friday, Feb. 23. Details can be found at 

The university must 
make major cul- 
ture clianges In 
order to close die 
graduation rate 
gap between Maryland and its 
peers, says Senior Vice 
President and Provost Gregory 
L. G-eoffroy.The average six 
year graduation rate among 
the institutions Maryland com- 
pares itself to is 80 percent. 
The rate here is 63 percent. 
From the day he arrived 
here more than two years ago, 
President CD. Mote has said 
that closing the graduation 
rate gap has to be one of the 
university's top priorities. 
Committees and task forces 
have identified a host of fac- 
tors that could contribute to 
improvement, including more 
financial aid and a greater 
emphasis on full-time course- 

But a new committee head- 
ed by Geoffroy last month 
concluded that only a signifi- 
cant change in the culture and 
expectations of students, staff 
and faculty will bring about 
the tactical changes necessary 
to affect the graduation rate. 

"We have to raise the 
expectations, change what fac- 
ulty and support staff expect 
of students and what students 
expect of themselves," 
Geoffroy said. 

The 15-member committee 
met with the goal of figuring 
out how to increase the per- 
centage of entering freshmen 
who graduate within an appro- 
priate time frame. The commit- 
tee emerged with a statement 
of expectations that starts out: 
"Full-time students are expect- 
ed to complete their under- 
graduate programs at the 
University of Maryland in four 

Setting Expectations 

The statement alms to con- 
vince faculty, advisers and stu- 
dents that progress toward an 
undergraduate degree requires 
taking a "normal" course load 
of 14 to 16 credits each semes- 
ter and by completing general 
education and major require- 
ments in a timely manner, 

"This is not just a matter of 
setting expectitions for our 
students," said committee 
member Irv Goldstein, dean of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. 
"The expectations we are set- 
ting are just as important for 
the leadership of the campus." 

Geoffroy said that there is 
currendy a lack of emphasis 
on full course loads. Too many 
students either are not encour- 
aged to carry a full load or are 
even actively encouraged to 
take a lighter load. Current 
attitudes probably date back 
to the 1970s, when Maryland 

was an open enrollment insti- 
i ut ion. Ik- said. Faculty and 
advisers niay have encouraged 
marginal students to take- 
fewer credits each semester to 
give them a better chance of 
succeeding in the long run. 

But as Maryland has 
become more selective in 
recent years, only students 
who have an excellent chance 
of succeeding end up enrol- 
ling here. There is little aca- 
demic reason for most to take 
less than a full course load, 
Geoffroy said. The university 
should improve its academic 
support services, however, to 
ensure that students .who need 
additional help will get it. 

He proposed that every 
major should have a 
"roadmap" that will lead to 
graduation in four years if fol- 
lowed closely. 

"Students do not have 
enough incentives to take the 
necessary number of credits 
each semester and get a 
degree in a timely manner." 
Geoffroy said. Policies in hous- 
ing, on-campus parking and 
other areas should all be 
reviewed to see if changes 
would provide additional 
incentives for students to 
move dtrough the system 

Providing Support 

Many students take fewer 
classes because they have to 
work part or full time to pay 
for their education expenses, 
and Geoffroy has emphasized 
that improved financial aid 
must also be part of the cul- 
ture change. 

"It is critical to realize how 
important it is for us as a uni- 
versity to provide the support 
mechanisms necessary to 
allow our students to achieve 
these goals," said Goldstein 
"This means that we need to 
be able to raise the funds nec- 
essary for need-based support 
so students who are in need 
have the financial support nec- 
essary to complete their pro- 
grams without leaving our 
campus to seek employment" 

It would take an additional 
$37 million per year to meet 
all the financial aid needs of its 
students, and at least $24 mil- 
lion to be at the level of iis 
peers, Geoffroy said. Mote has 
identified need-bused financial 
aid as a top priority for cur- 
rent fund-raising efforts, 
Geoffrey's committee also has 
recommended additional on- 
campus employment opportu- 
nities to help students who 
have to work to stay engaged 
with the university 

"Many of these students 
who have financial needs 
come from under-represented 
groups and we have a special 

obligation to ensure that they 
have the opportunity to bene- 
fit from the education that we 
offer," Goldstein said. "On the 
other hand, we need advising 
systems to ensure tiiat all of 
our students, including our 
brightest students, are making 
real progress toward complet- 
ing their degrees." 

Changing Attitudes 

But substantial success will 
result as much from changing 
attitudes and actions as from 
enhancing resources, Geoffroy 

"There's a sort of laissez- 
faire attitude of 'Why should 
we push them? "he said."We 
need to cliange that to aggres- 
sively try to convince students 
to take 30 credits a year, gradu- 
ate in four years and get into 
the Workplace or graduate 
school earlier. 

"Students also should tie 
made aware of the financial 
benefits to them," he said. "Not 
only will they save tuition and 
fees by graduating on time, the 
sooner they enter the work- 
force, die greater their lifetime 
earnings will be." 

The undergraduate student 
body eventually will be made 
up mostly of people on track 
to a degree in four years or a 
little more, Cieoffroy said, 
adding that there will always 
be a place for university em- 
ployees and other older stu- 
dents to pursue undergraduate 
degrees at a pace more suited 
to their employment demands, 

"It is also critical to recog- 
nize that we have many out- 
standing students on our cam- 
pus who need extra time to 
achieve important goals such 
as double majors or double 
degrees," Goldstein said. "These 
students ate in many cases our 
brightest students and we 
need to design systems that 
accommodate their needs 

"We must not presume that 
getting students through die 
ttniversity quicker is die only 
measure of success," added 
Robert Hampton, dean of 
Ltadergmduate Studies and a 
member of the committee, 
"Scholarship, leadership, serv- 
ice, and discovery through 
course-based learning oppor- 
tunities, and through out-of- 
classroom experiences like 
internships, study abroad and 
co-curricular activities are also 
important variables in deter- 
mining Student success." 

Cieoffroy will consult with 
the University Senate and 
other campus leaders to build 
support for the committee's 
recommendations and identify 
a range of actions that will 
help achieve the graduation 
rale goals. 


University Honors Some of its Best Instructors 

Internationally recognized, admired by 
their students and prolific in their publish- 
ing, the 2001-2002 Distinguished Scholar- 
Teachers create an impressive collective 
profile of the university's best academicians. 

The five professors, from the College of 
Arts and Humanities, College of Life 
Sciences and Computer Mathematics and 
Physical Sciences, were selected based on 
peer references, student comments and pro- 
fessional accomplishments. Each honoree 
will receive $5,000 for scholarly activities 
and present a lecture as part of the annual 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher series. 

Peers hail Peter Belcken's work on authors Franz 

Kafka and Ingeborg Bachman as "classic" and " provo- 
cative." A professor of German studies and film with 
the College of Arts and Humanities' Department of 
Germanic Studies, his awards and recognition go 

beyond those concent rations. Breicken is an 
awarding-winning poet and sought- 
after lecturer. 

"Adventurous and 
imaginative is how I would 
describe study- with Professor 
Beickcn," wrote a former stu- 
dent. "His open approach to 
the text inspires me IB-take 
intellectual risks, and his 
thoughtful responses during 
class discussion help me to 
push my ideas farther." 
Beickcn. who has been 
with the university since 1987, 
contributes significantly to the 
university's Honors and Honors 
Humanities programs. He is known 
for making his often-complex sub- 
ject matter accessible. Student s 
work hard in his courses, but they 

"He takes his research and integrates into his teach- 
ing," says Rose-Marie Oster, acting chair of the depart- 
ment. "His research is mostly on modern literature and 
film, things he can explain visually and artistically to 
the students." Often, graduate students seek out 
Beickcn based on an advisor's recommendation. 

Oster is proud of her colleague's distinction. "I nom- 
inate people all the time and I have a very mixj 
record. I am very happy for him." 

Peter Beicken 

George Helz, with 
the College of Life 

Sciences' Department 
of Chemistry and 
Biochemistry, is well 
versed in a broad range 
of related areas. A sci- 
entist of geochemistry, 
Helz's activities reflect 
this multi-disciplinary 
approach. He is direc- 
tor of the campus- 
based Maryland Water 
Resources Center, 

tich studies the 

ipeake Bay and Geor £ e Helz 

preservation. He 
Instrumental in getting a new major, environmen- 
tal science, added to the department, and is sought 

b\ national organizations, such as the American 
Chemical Society, for his knowledge of environmental 
, Helz's expertise came into play in the form- 

Raymond Martin 


ing of the Maryland Sea Grant College, the Marine 
Estuarine Environmental Studies Program and the 
UMBC-based graduate program in toxicology, 

Helz strives to incorporate his environmental 
research into both undergraduate and graduate cours- 
es. With a colleague, he worked for four years as a 
mentor for a group of Gemstone scholars 
as they completed their team proj- 
ect. On a graduate level, Helz set 
up the current interdisciplinary 
program and helped bring in 
$515,000 from the National 
Science Foundation to recruit 
and support 10 Ph.D. stu- 
dents working on hazardous 
waste problems. Some of his 
former students thank Helz 
for his help in shaping their 

"At one point, I was serious- 
ly considering applying for 
medical school," wrote Alan T. 
Stone, a professor with The Johns 

."Hopkins University's Department of 
Geography and Environmental 
Engineering. "George talked wltii me 
iabout the fact that different people 

5?are motivated by different things, and that I should 
think carefully about what mattered to me most. He 
expressed his own opinion that clinical medicine 
might help the world and provide a comfortable living, 
but that it might not be as intellectually challenging 
(or as much an oudet for creativity) as some other 
options. I'm really glad I didn't go into medicine.,." 

Known primarily as a personal identity theorist and a 
philosopher of history, Raymond Martin is a prolific 
writer with works published in the last two years by 
distinguished publication houses such as Cambridge 
University Press and Routledge. One of his recent 
works, "Self-Concern," a book published by Cambridge, 
received an excellent review in the highly regarded 
journal Ethics. 

A professor with the College of Arts and Humani- 
ties' Department of Philosophy, he is nationally known 
for his thorough historical case studies and is regarded 
as one of the few who can speak authoritatively on 
analytic philosophy. 

Students find Martin's rigorous courses rewarding. 
"Even in a class of more than 100 students, he was able 
to challenge students to engage in analytical thinking 
and to question their own views," wrote Mona 
Siddiqui, who took three courses with Martin, gradual - 

his theory would help answer a lot of astronomical 

A theorist with the Department of Physics and 
Astronomy, Mohapatra is known as much for his schol- 
arly work as he is for making his complex courses 
comprehensible. In his application for the award, he 
says creating and disseminating information are two of 
the most important functions of a university profes- 
sor Apparently, many of his students think he is 
doing a good job fulfilling both missions. 

"Thank you for this class. I am indebt- 
ed to you for giving me the ability to see 
quantum mechanics as a way of under- 
standing our universe. Thank you," wrote 
one student in a class evaluation, 

"Dr. Mohapatra is an excellent educa- 
tor. He is earnest in his endeavor to teach 
all. I really enjoyed his class," wrote anoth- 


university since 1 969y 
breaks in service to serve as a visiting profeslor 

search fellow at other universities. At least 
es thick, his dossier lists numerous articles gt 
talksgiven and academic offices held 


It didn't take long for Sara Via to make her mark on 

the university community. Though she is relatively new 

to the campus (here since 1997), Via s enthusiasm for 

evolutionary biology and ecological genetics has won 
ed with a 4.0 and was her class speaker m 2000. ,cUS;js , j 7 * . . -J" j ■ I 

^ ^ si W feqjltv and student admirers. She advises a group of 

Martin has been with the university since 19"9vwitu > ^^-^, * . . . . . ^. „ 

Gcmptpne scholars and increased the enrollment in an 

"lutttkiary biology course. Her peers in the 
artment of Biology admire her ability to continue 
ure funding for her research from sources such 
Public Health Service and National Science 

According to Department of Physics Chair JofQan *' -«?ptnlnk she's the kind of ideal person for this kind 

0rnan, there "is rarely a talk anywhere in die 4fc&$ \^&t award," says Robert Infantino, associate chair. "She's 

an infectiously enthusiastic teacher. The enrollment in 
Principles in Evolution tripled in size since she began 
tea citing it. 1 have had students tell me they get 
tired taking her classes because she's so ener- 

She influences students at all levels."! 
developed an interest in speciation, which I 
didn't have before," says Megan McCarthy, a 
senior behavior ecology, evolution and sys- 
tematlcs major. And she's found a mentor in 
Via as well. "When you feel like your project 
is going completely downhill, you can talk to 
her and she completely turns it around. She 
has really good anecdotes for any situation." 
Via frequently speaks at seminars and sym- 
posia. She is also vice president of the American 
Society of Naturalists and internationally recog- 
nized for her explorations of how ecology and 
genetics interact to produce evolutionary change. 

about recent results on neutrino oscilla 
turns and neutrino mass that does not 
begin with" Rabindra 

His work has been cited 
hundreds of times and his 
most recent work, "Parallel 
Universe," received popular 
press attention in the New 
York Times and the science 
section of the millennium 
issue pf "The Guinness 
Book of World Records." It 
put forth the idea that a par- 
allel, or mirror, universe was 
developed at the same time 
"the big bang" created Earth. For 
astronomers, Rabindra Mohapatra 

February 6, 2001 

Pulitzer Prize 
Winner Joins 
Journalism School 

Broder Becomes Fourth Faculty 
Pulitzer Winner 

David S. Broder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 
reporter, columnist and author, is joining the 
University of Maryland faculty. 

Broder conies to Maryland's College of 
Journalism as a full professor this spring and will 
teach a weekly seminar during the fall semester. 
The seminar will focus on political reporting and 
the relationship between the press and govern- 
ment. He will also be an affiliate faculty member 
of the university's School of Public Affairs. 

"David is the nation's most respected political 
journalist, and it is a privilege and a pleasure to 
have him join us," said Dean Thomas Kunkel."His 
addition makes an already outstanding faculty that 
much stronger. Our students have a lot to look 
forward to." 

Broder will be the fourth Pulitzer Prize winner 
at UM, along with with presidential historian 
James MacGregor Burns of the university's 
Academy of Leadership and two o titers from the 
College of Journalism — Bill Eaton, curator of the 
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program for 
international journalists, and Haynes Johnson, the 
school's Knight Chair in Journalism. 

The College of Journalism, with more than 500 
undergraduates and 65 graduate students, operates 
a daily wire service with reports from student- 
staffed news bureaus in Washington and 

"I have come to know both students and facul- 
ty in College Park from my previous visits to the 
campus, and I am looking forward to joining 
them * Broder said. ""This is a particularly challeng- 
ing time for journalism and politics, and Maryland 
is well-placed to be a national center for examin- 
ing how to rebuild the credibility of the press and 
our system of government." 

University President CD. Mote Jr. said, "David 
Broder has been an icon of American political 
journalism for nearly four decades, respected for 
his fairness and incisiveness across the entire 
political spectrum. We feel privileged to welcome 
his illustrious wisdom, experience and superb 
skills to our journalism program, further elevating 
it among the top programs in the nation." 

Broder, 71 , will continue to work at The 
Washington Post on special reporting projects for 
the paper and covering politics and government 
for his twice-weekly syndicated column, which is 
carried by more than 300 newspapers worldwide. 
He has covered every presidential campaign since 
I960. He joined The Post in 1966 after covering 
national politics at The New York Times, The 
Washington Star and Congressional Quarterly. He 
began his newspaper career at the Daily 
Pantagraph in Bloomington, 111, after receiving 
bachelor's and master's degrees from the 
University of Chicago. 

Broder won the Pulitzer Pri2e for Distinguished 
Commentary in 1973, the National Press Club's 
Fourth Estate Award in 1988, the White Burkett 
Miller Presidential Award in 1 989 and the National 
Press Foundations Distinguished Contributions to 
Journalism Award in 1993. 

He has written seven books, most recently 
"Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and 
the Power of Money," and appears regularly on 
NBC's"Meet the Press," PBS "Washington Week in 
Review" and CNN's "Inside Politics." 

Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. called 
Broder "the finest political reporter of his time 
and perhaps in all of journalism history, and he 
remains a real role model for everyone in the Post 

Expanded Certification Programs Aim to Attract 

Potential Teachers 

On a walkway adjacent 
to the Benjamin Build- 
ing there is a message 
for posterity hand- 
written (in cement on the drive- 
way): "You can't say why 1 teach. 

The internal motivation that 
Inspires an individual to teach 
varies. University freshmen some- 
times enroll in a College of 
Education program knowing that 
their life's work is to teach. Other 
potential teachers might make that 
choice as a senior; or wait until 
they've worked in another field for 
a number of years before deciding 
to pursue teaching. 

The best way to increase the 
number of teachers to address a 
statewide shortage is to offer mul- 
tiple ways a teacher can take to 
become certified, says Richard 
Jantz, association dean for student 
affairs and teacher education at the 

"People make the choice to go 
into teaching at different times in 
their careers," says Jantz. "By opti- 
mizing the time spent in profes- 
sional and academic preparation 
leading to certification, and offering 
a variety of options, we can attract 
more people into teaching." 

According to a recent report by 
the Maryland State Department of 
Education (MSDE), more than 
10,000 teachers will need to be 

hired next fall to serve schools in 
the state's 24 districts. This figure, 
cited in the Maryland Teacher 
Staffing Report 2000-2002, is 
approximately 1 ,600 more teachers 
than were needed this year. 

Maryland's College of Education 
produces just over 300 teachers a 
year, the second highest number of 
teachers from among the states 22 
colleges and universities offering 
teacher education programs. 

Multiple pathways 

Among the programs under way 
in the college is a master's certifica- 
tion program that allows students 
who have bachelor degrees in a 
content area (i.e., history, math, sci- 
ence) to complete a master's level 
program within one calendar year. 
Applications are being accepted 
now for a new cohort beginning in 
June, with program completion in 
May 2002. 

The College also offers a pro- 
gram for potential teachers to com- 
plete dual majors. A student with a 



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bachelor's degree major in one aca- 
demic content area enrolls for a 
second major in secondary educa- 
tion. This program helps freshmen 
who want to plan their courses to 
cover the university's core require- 
ment along with the academic 
major and education major in an 
eight-semester sequence. 

The College also is working on a 
citation/certificate option that 
would allow potentially interested 
non-education majors from other 
campus programs to take selected 
education classes to see if teaching 
is a possible option. This option is 
awaiting final approvals. 

According to Anna Graeber, act- 
ing chair of the Department and 
Curriculum and instruction, these 
and other program options are 
designed to entice both incoming 
students and experienced profes- 
sionals into teaching. "We can help 
address the shortage through these 
programs," said Graeber. "But we 
also have an obligation to meet the 
rising expectations of the quality of 
the teachers hired in the districts* 

In addition to these College 
initiatives, MSDE is continuing its 
efforts to increase scholarship 
opportunities, enact mentoring 
programs to help retain newer 
teachers, and add incentives to 
keep better teachers from seeking 
early retirement. 

UM Fellow Renee Poussaint's Documentary on Racial 
Reconciliation to Air Feb. 9 on PBS 

Renee Poussalnt, award-win- 
ning journalist and senior 
fellow at the University of 
Maryland's Academy of Leadership, 
made history by bringing Bishop 
Desmond Tutu, head of South 
Africa's Race and Reconciliation 
Commission, and Dr. John Hope 
Franklin, leader of the White House 
Advisory Board on Race, together 
for the first time. 

Now millions of Americans will 
have the chance to watch that his- 
tory unfold, as Poussaint's new doc- 
umentary — "Tutu and Franklin: A 
Journey Towards Peace" — airs on 
PBS on February 9. 

For a week in 1 998, Poussaint 
brought Tutu and Franklin together 
on Goree Island, the infamous for- 

mer slave port off the coast of 
Senegal, where they met with 21 
teenagers in search of answers 
about race and about themselves. 
While there, the teens — seven from 
the United States, seven from South 
Africa, and seven from Senegal — 
shared their personal stories, con- 
fronted their conflicting ethnic 
stereotypes about each other, and 
learned from the two great states- 

Poussaint captured the week in 
an intense, emotional two-hour 
documentary for PBS. In addition, 
Poussaint's company, Wisdom 
Works, has created tools to involve 
many more young people in con- 
versations about race.These 
include a teacher's guide, a view- 

er's guide, an educational/discus- 
sion video, and innovative projects 
with national and international 
organizations. For more informa- 
tion, go to 

Wisdom Works Corporation is a 
not-for-profit multimedia produc- 
tion company committed to creat- 
ing a better future by combining 
the vitality of the present with the 
wisdom of the past. 

The James MacGregor Burns 
Academy of Leadership ~— fosters 
principled leadership through 
scholarship, education, and train- 
ing, with special attention to 
advancing the leadership of 
groups historically under- 
represented in public life. 

Alumni Center 

continued from page I 

Samuel Riggs, who graduated from 
Maryland in 1950 and went on to 
become vice president and treasur- 
er of Ligon and l.igon in Baltimore 
and was the long-time chairman of 
Sandy Spring National Bank, Riggs 'e 
lead gift ol 52. 5 million ensured 
that the Alumni Center would be 
built and gave it a name as well. 

"I'm very pleased that Hugh will 
be die architect "Riggs said. "We 
knew each other quite well when 
we were students, but 1 didn't see 

him for 48 years, until he was Induc- 
ted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 
1999. Except for his hair turning 
white, he hadn't changed at all." 

Jacobsen said the same thing 
about Riggs. 

"We are pleased and proud to 
have Hugh Jacobsen create one of 
the most significant buildings on 
the campus," said Danita Nias, exec- 
utive director of the Maryland 
Alumni Association. "This will be a 
home for all alumni. For the first 
time, well have a place on campus 
where alumni can gather to cele- 
brate and reminisce." 

The building will be headquar- 
ters for the Alumni Association and 
will house alumni activities, includ- 
ing board meetings and functions 
for cluhs and chapters, 

Jacobsen last year was named 
one of the top 100 arcliitects in the 
world by Architectural Digest maga- 
zine, an honor that crowns his 42 
year career. A cartoonist for the 
Diamondback while earning his 
bachelor's degree In arts and 
humanities at Maryland, Jacobser 
went on to Yale for his masters in 




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Glendening Proposes Record Budget Increase 


arytand Gov. Parris 
Glendening has 
proposed a record 
131 percent oper- 
ating budget increase, about 
$44 million, for the University 
of Maryland next year, and uni- 
versity officials are trying to 
rally support to keep the 
General Assembly from cutting 
into the proposal. The governor 
also proposed another $35 mil- 
lion in capita! funding. 

The governor's proposed 
total budget increase of more 
than a billion dollars exceeds 
the state's statutory spending 
affordability cap by more than 
$200 million, however, so the 
General Assembly will have to 
weigh competing priorities to 
decide what to fund, said Ross 
Stem, assistant to die president 
for legislative affairs. 

"We continue to be grateful 
to the governor and state lead- 
ership for recognizing the criti- 
cal role this university play's in 
the future of the state of 
Maryland," said President CD. 
Mote Jr. "The funding increases 
we have enjoyed for the past 
several years liave helped to 
put us on course to fulfill the 
state's mandate that we should 
be one of the top research uni- 
versities in the nation. We are in 

that conversation, and it is very 
important that the level of sup- 
port continue if we are to serve 
die state's future as intended. In 
this knowledge economy, we 
are the greatest asset of die 
state for preparing its citizens 
and for supporting its future 

As it has for the past several 
years, the university requested 
funding for a number of pav 
grams selected by the provost's 
Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee from proposals sub- 
mitted by the deans. The uni- 
versity's request this year 
includes $6.3 million for the e- 
learning Maryland Technology 
initiative, to enhance network 
infrastructure and customer 
service systems, as well as to 
expand the number of smart 
classrooms and technical sup- 
port tor the classrooms. 

"Hie university also asked for 
nearly $4.4 million for targeted 
academic programs, particularly 
for new (acuity and equipment 
in the biosciences, including 
bioinformatics and biological 
computing, bioengineering, 
neuroscienccs, biological 
machines, virology, cellular 
basis for development and bio- 

In addition, legislators have 

been asked to move up plan- 
ning for a new biosciences 
building by two years to begin 
in fiscal year 200,3. 

Other funding enhance- 
ments in the budget request are 
S 1 million for library acquisi- 
tions and information technolo- 
gy enhancement and additional 
funds for undergraduate sup 
port services and graduate and 
lesearch programs. 

Hie university's proposed 
increase also includes a 4 per- 
cent cost of living allowance 
for all faculty and staff, An addi- 
tional merit increase is expect- 
ed but has not yet been pro- 

Other legislation affecting 
university faculty and staff are a 
bill to allow some university 
staff to engage in collective bar- 
gaining and a 2 percent increase 
in i he state's contribution to 
the optional retirement plan, 
coupled with a mandatory 2 
percent matching contribution 
by participating employees, 

University officials will 
appear before legislative com- 
mittees to explain the operat- 
ing budget proposals on Feb. 
14 and 1 5. Terrapin Pride Day. 
when university faculty, staff 
and students can interact direct- 
ly with solons, will be Feb. 21. 

Linda Clement 

continued from page I 

and student affairs into close working relation-, 
ships, Mote said, noting that Clemeqt's significant 
experience in both areas was arrimpornftt con- 
sideration in selecting her for fiae vice presidency, . 

Living-learning com munifJss .such as Gfi^flSTJ 
and the new Hinman CEOs program, along with- 
the Honors Program and College Park Scholars,: 
bring together students with shared academic 
interests to live and work together in dedicated 
residence halls. 

"It's really important for eJKh student to feel 
special, a part of acoiiim unity's a id Clement. 
"WeVe created goad 'programs. People know it's 
possible to come here and have a wonderful 
experience. The question now is, how are we 
going to extend those programs to more stu- 
dents?" Jt 

In taking over the titmpon, which employs 
some 1 ,200 people, CleraES^aid she will be in 
"a learning posture modeMbr thrfirst few 
months, "My task is to make sure/ un^r^tand 
each unit," she said. 

Prior to becoming admissions 
Clement was director of orientation for six years 
and assistant director of the Hill Communitv at 

r understand College Admi 

J^J XT* Tshefih^t 
direttoV^ S|hoJarJhip S 

the university. She also has worked in student 
affairs positions at Michigan State University, 
where she earned her master's degree in 1973- 
Shehas a bachelor's degree from the State Unl- 
versity-/f Newjjjork at Oswego, and she earned 
her Ph.D. in College Student Personnel 
Administration frota-the University of Maryland 
in 1981. f^J 

Clement is an adjuncj^ssociate professor in 
counseling and persortnel Services, teaching a 
wide range of graduate level courses. She also 
serves as an advisor to the Alpha Sigma Phi frater- 
nity. She is a past winner of the Women's 
Commission Woman of tjjc Year Award and the 
Black Faculty afld Stall Association's Diversity 

Nationally recognized in the fields of student 
development and admissions, Clement is current- 
ly chair of the board of trustees of the College 
Board and has been active in a variety of roles 
with the College board since 1983. She has been 
ail active member of the National Association for 
Col lege Admissions Counseling since 1982. 
served on the National Merit 
Selection Committee from 1985-87, 
and on Educational Testing Service scholarship 
selection committees from 1982-85. 

Alumni Center 

continued from page 6 

Architecture, He established his 
firm Hugh Newell Jacobsen in 
Washington in 1958. 

His awards include 20 for 
best house design from Archi- 
tectural Record and six national 
honor awards and a centennial 
award from the American 
Institute of Architects. Other 
honors include a 197 1 John 1 ■: 
Kennedy Memorial Fellowship 
and the 1981 silver medal from 
lau Sigma Delta, In 1999 die 

National Building Museum in 
Washington held a Hugh 
Newell Jacobsen retrospective 
in honor of his lifetime of 
exemplary architecture. 

The University of Maryland 
awarded Jacobsen an honorary 
doctorate in 1991 and inducted 
him into the Alumni Hall of 
Fame in 1999- 

Jacobsen's portfolio includes 
such notable institutional struc- 
tures as the Alumni Center at 
the University of Michigan; the 
library tor the American Uni- 
versity in Cairo. Egyptian addi- 

tion to the U.S. Capitol; renova- 
tions to die Ren wick Gallery in 
Washington and the Smithsoni- 
an Arts and Industries Building; 
and American embassies in 
Paris and Moscow. 

Jacobsen is probably best 
known, however, for the style 
of houses he has designed, 
which abstract classical and ver- 
nacular forms in modern struc- 
tures, many of which grace his- 
toric districts in major cities. He 
has built more than 400 houses, 
including the renowned Buck- 

waiter House in Pennsylvania 



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the relationship between pub- 
lic policy, non-profits and 
businesses may become quite 
popular. The professor is 
responsible for raising the 
profile of one of the largest 
non-profit organizations in the 
world, in part through corpo- 
rate partnerships. He 
also happens to be a 

Fred Grandy, for- 
mer Goodwill Indus- 
tries International 
CEO, Iowa Congress- 
man and star of the 
longrunning televi- 
sion series "The Love 
Boat," teaches Policy 
(PUAF 698D) through 
the School of Public 

"Oh. people are 
going to come all the 
way from the Holy 
Land," deadpans 

Grandy joins the 
university faculty to 
teach a course he 
designed based on his 
experiences with Goodwill. 
Grandy insists that there are 
ways corporations can pro- 
vide social services without 
sacrificing their profits. 

"A lot of what I will teach 
involves partnering with busi- 
ness for public good. What 
are the intersections 
[between the two) to create 
solutions to public policy 
problems? Some of these stu- 
dents may end up running 
non-profits or government 
agencies or private compa- 
nies that have these needs." 

As an example, Grandy 
mentions a time when Bank 
of America was in "desperate" 
need of quality employees. 
Goodwill, which specializes in 
vocational rehabilitation and 
employment services, needed 
to find meaningful work for 
individuals ready to enter the 
work force. 

"It's a win-win and this is 
what we're trying to teach: 
how do we enrich and raise 
social capital," says Grandy. "It's 
quite a bit different than the 
old way" non-profits asked for 
assistance from businesses. 
He borrows liberally, he 
says, from readings on similar 
partnerships and the experi- 
ences of colleagues. He also 
looks to friend Eli Siegal's phi- 
losophy of community and 
some of the lessons in Robert 
D.Putnam's book, "Bowling 
Alone:America's Declining 
Social Capital." The text argues 
that America's declining civil 
society is to blame for a weak- 
ened democracy, 

"Actually, I'm hoping some 
of this the students will 
debate," says Grandy, adding 

that the give and take is what 
will make the course more 
interesting. "Students will have 
a very critical role in tiiis. 
There will be some creative 

Though he admits that he's 
a bit nervous about his foray 
into teaching — "I've lectured a 

Fred Grandy 

"It's a win-win and 

this is what we're 

trying to teach: 

how do we enrich 

and raise social 

capital? It's quite 

a bit different than 

the old way" 

lot of people to death, but tliis 
is different" — Grandy is excit- 
ed about the course's possibil- 
ities. The university is close to 
the headquarters of many 
major corporations and the 
nation's capital. 

"Tills course is ideally suit- 
ed for the Maryland School of 
Public Affairs," he says. "The 
university is at the epicenter 
of most of the major nonprof- 
its. I'm hoping to get students 
on the inside of many of these 

Grandy welcomes the 
opportunity to pour his 
knowledge and energy into a 
new project. After serving four 
terms as a member of 
Congress representing north- 
west Iowa and then heading 
Goodwill for four years, he is 
ready for a different pace. He 
still finds time to act in local 
theater, serve on local boards 
and fill in forWMAL's Chris 
Core on occasional weekday 

February 6, 2001 

For Your Interest 

Burned in Burma 

The Art Gallery presents works from 
two portfolios by Washington. DC-area 
portrait photographer Chan Chao. The 
exhibition of his most recent portraits, 
entitled "Burma: Something Went 
Wrong." was shot on personal assign- 
ment in the remote areas of Southeast 
Asia that border Burma with India and 
Thailand. A site-specific installation of 
Qiao's earlier work contains large-scale 
nude portraits photographed in the 
artist's studio. The exhibition, which 
opened Jan. 25, will remain on display 
in the Art Gallery (Art & Sociology 
Building) until Mar. 3. 

A panel discussion with the Corcoran 
Museum of Art's Curator of Photo- 
graphy and Media Arts Philip Brookman 
and photographer John Gossage will 
focus on portraiture in the context of 
these two series of work. It is scheduled 
for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 
For more information, call (301) 405- 
2763 or visit 

An Ounce of Prevention 

The National Center on Education. 
Disability and Juvenile Justice, along 
with the College of Education and the 
U.S. Office of Special Education 
Programs, will sponsor a major regional 
conference, "Preventing School Violence 
and Delinquency," on Feb. 15 and 16, 
2001 from 8:30 a.m.^:30 p.m. at The 
Inn and Conference Center. The event 
will focus on education, juvenile justice, 
mental health, child welfare, social serv- 
ice and law enforcement. 

The conference will feature keynote 
sessions by Deborah Prothrow-Stith of 
the Harvard School of Public Health. 
George Sugai of the Center for Positive 
Behavioral Supports at University of 
Oregon, Shay Bilchik, Executive 
Director of the Child Welfare League. 
and over 40 workshops. The registra- 
tion fee — offered to UM System faculty, 
staff and graduate students at a special 
discount rate — includes all activities, 
continental breakfast and a lunch ban- 
quet on both conference days. Contact 
Sheri Meisel at sm 1 06@utnail.umd. edu 
for registration materials and infor- 

Developing Democracy 

The Harrison Program on 
the Future Global Agenda 
of the Department of 
Government and 
Politics, in connection 
with the Environ- 
mental Policy Pro- 
gram of the Maryland 
School of Public 
Affairs, is pleased to 
announce a roundtable 
panel discussion on 
Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 
12-2 p.m. The talk 
"Democratic and Envi- 
ronmental Transitions in 
Post-Communist Coun- 
tries" will be held in the 
School of Public Affairs 

Community Lounge, 1113 Van 
Munching Hall. 

Panel Participants include: Allison 
Morrill Chatrchyan, Harrison Fellow and 
doctoral candidate in Government and 
Politics, Chair, Laura Jewett, Deputy 
Regional Director for Asia, NDI; Gary 
Waxmonsky, Director of Russia 
Programs, Office of International Affairs, 
LISEPA; Kate Waiters, Director of 
Programs, ISAR; and DJ Peterson, 
Associate Policy Analyst, RAND. 

Please RSVP to the Harrison 
Program at 

Durang Double Dose 

University Theatre opens its 2001 
season with two comedies by 
acclaimed playwright Christopher 
Durang: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains 
ft All For You and dentity Crisis. 
Durang's plays tackle issues of personal 
responsibility, examining with humor 
and bitterness the ways people seek to 
escape it — using religion and psycho- 

Performances of the plays will take 
place Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 13-17 at 8 p.m.. 
and Feb. 1 1 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the 
Studio Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. For tickets and informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-7847. 

Reflections on Rome 

The Center for Historical Studies is 
proud to sponsor a seminar featuring 
Professor Arthur Eckstein of the Depart- 
ment of History, acclaimed author and 
the major scholarly consultant on the 
Emmy-winning PBS film "Roman City." 

The topic of the lecture is "Modern 
International Systems Theory and Ancient 
History: The Case of Rome." Discussion 
in the seminar will be based on a read- 
ing available at the History Department 
office, or at 
historyce n te r@umail 

The seminar will take place Monday, 
Feb. 12 in the Dean's Conference Room, 
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall. Refresh- 
ments will be served starting at 3:30 
p.m. and the seminar begins at 4 p.m. 
For more information, contact Stephen 
P Johnson at (301) 405-8739. 

Jazzing it Up 

For over 25 years, 
Grammy award-winning 
tenor saxophonist 
Michael Brecker has 
blazed a distinguished 
trail through the 
world of jazz. He has 
collaborated with 
the greats of jazz 
and contemporary 
music, from 
Brubeck to Zappa, 

The Michael 
Brecker Quartet 
will perform as part 
of the Maryland 
Presents series at the 
Inn and Conference 
Center on Sunday, Feb. 
1 1 at 7:30 p.m. For 
tickets and informa- 

In late January, the Department of Communications kicked off its centennial year, 
"A Century of Achievement," with a champagne toast and a cake of generous pro- 
portions. Chair Edward Fink (right) led the toast, and will continue to lead the 
department in celebratory events planned for later this year. (301) 405-7847. 

For more complete information on 
the Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center's Spring 200 1 events, see the full 
schedule on page 3- 

Shaping the City 

The Parents" Association Gallery is 
currently showcasing the work of 
Roger K. Lewis, Professor of Architec- 
ture and author of "Shaping the City," 
a biweekly column in the Washington 
Post which points up the flaws and 
foibles of city planners, architects and 
urban dwellers via prose and cartoons. 
"Urban Cartoonist; a Roger K. Lewis 
Retrospective" presents the full sweep 
of Lewis' motifs — from preservation to 
politics and design to demolition. 

The exhibit continues through 
Friday. Feb. 16 in the Parents' Associa- 
tion Gallery, Stamp Student Union. For 
more information, call (301) 314-8493. 

A Call to Action 

The 27th Annual Maryland Student 
Affairs Conference, entitled "Vision, 
Courage and Action: Leadership in 
Changing Times," will be held Feb. 9. 

The conference will take place from 
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Stamp Student 
Union. For more information or to regis- 
ter, contact Cindy Felice, Conference 
Chair, at (301) 314-7484 or via e-mail at 
jfelice@accmail. See aLso 
www. u md . ed u/SAC. 

Back to Business School 

The Center for E-Service, R. H. Smith 
School of Business, has announced Its 
speaker line-up for the Leveraging 
Corporate Knowledge Seminar Series 
for Spring 2001. 

On February 22, Anil K. Gupta, a 
professor at the Smith School, will pre- 
sent "Globalization at Internet Speed: 
Imperatives and Challenges." Eugene W, 
Meyers, vice president of informatics 
research at Celera Genomics, will give a 
talk entided "Accelerating Discovery: 
The Promise and Realities of Genomics" 

March 15. And on April 12, John L. King, 
dean and professor at the School of 
Information Technology, University of 
Michigan, will tackle the subject "Com- 
merce with an E: The Transformational 
Dimensions of Information Technology 
in Global Provisioning." 

All seminars will take place in the 
Rouse Room, Van Munching Hall, at 3:30 
p.m. and will be followed by a short 
reception with the speaker. For more 
information, visit or 

A Healthy Development 

The Adult Health and Development 
Program (Health 487) is a course that 
trains participants to work with elderly, 
developmentally impaired, and foreign- 
born adults and veterans in the commu- 
nity in a hands-on setting, with the goal 
of improving health, well-being and 
physical fitness in a fun environment. It 
provides an opportunity to build leader- 
ship skills and broaden resumes. 

The first training session is Saturday, 
Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. in 
2111 Stamp Student Union. The pro- 
gram continues through May 5- For 
more information, call (301) 405-2489 
or (301) 405-2528.