Ijflift V\^.od Outlook 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- ment." 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 President. "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 *5JSj5e SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 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 dateline^ 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 email@example.com, 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 OTS 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 Hornbake. ic 3lic 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit. umd.edu/PT. 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 email@example.com, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/PT. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. '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. Outlook Oitthak is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community Brodie Remington ■Vice President for University Relations Teresa Flannery « Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing George C a (heart • Executive Editor Monette Austin Bailey * Editor Cynthia M it did • Assistant Editor Patty Henetz ' Graduate Assistant Letters to the editor, story suggestions and campus information are welcome. Please submit all materia] two weelts befote the Tuesday (if publication. Send material to Editot, Otilhok, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742 Telephone ■ 001) 405-7615 Fax -(301) 314-9344 E-mail » oudooktgaccmail.umd.edu '4yi> n Outlook 3 Clarice Smith PerformngAkts CENTERAT MARYLAND www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu 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 century. 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 I 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 Stage. 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 tango. 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 precision." 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 School: • sixth in faculty research; • sixth among business schools at public institu- tions in the United States; • seventh in entrepreneur- ship; • 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 management. 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: www.ft.com. Improving Graduation Rates Requires Major Culture Change CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 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 email@example.com 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 www.oit.umd.edu/tel/UMnT/. 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- work. 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 years." 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 quickly. 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 said. "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 also." "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. Outlook 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 learn, "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 i 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 careers. "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 questions. 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- er. I 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 ndation. 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- getic" 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 Mohapatra. 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 many 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 Annapolis. "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 newsroom." 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 College, "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 re- t^TS :* c **yV* T-, COLLEGE OF hDUCATION 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- men. 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 www.wisdomworks.net. 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 ~ www.academy.umd.edu— 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 laga- : en continued on next pa g e Outlook Glendening Proposes Record Budget Increase M 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 development:' 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- diversity. 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- posed. 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 Award. 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 tJUCK- ania. New Course Seeks to Meld Business and Community A new course exploring 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 celebrity. 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 Entrepreneurism (PUAF 698D) through the School of Public Affairs. "Oh. people are going to come all the way from the Holy Land," deadpans Grandy. 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 collaboration" 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 organizations." 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 afternoons. 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 www.infbrm.umd.edu/ EdRes/Colleges/ARHU/Depts/ArtGal/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. edu for registration materials and infor- mation. 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 email@example.com. 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- analysis. 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 .umd.edu. 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. tion.call (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. umd.edu. 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 www.imc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.