The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper
Volume 15 ■ Number 19 • February 21, 2001
Testudo strikes a pose with some of the more than 300 people who attended the 5th Annual Terrapin Pride Day
last week in Annapolis. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and legislators helped to make this Pride Day
the best attended yet. Gov. Parris Glendening, Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Casper Taylor,
Senator P.J. Hogan, SGA President James Bond and President CD. Mote Jr. all offered rallying speeches.
to a Close,
haron Desmond, an associate professor of
health education, wants the- residents of Seal
Pleasant to be more involved in city-level
decisions that affect their he:drh.
As a 2000-2001 Diversity Initiative Factiltj
Support award winner she is assessing the health
needs and strengths of that community. A board
of directors comprised of residents and UM facul-
ty will present, with recommendations, to the City
Council the information she gathers.
"We want to develop programs to deal with
some of the problems. We want the community to
be making some of the decisions " about the solu-
tions, she says.
The award grants a release from one course
during one semester to support research, teaching
and/or service aimed at developing a more inclu-
sive community, on campus and off.
Desmond says Seat Pleasant may bear the bur-
den of negative assumptions because of bad press
die city receives due to some violence in the area.
It is also a predominately African-American com-
"But a lot of citizens arc telling us positive
things about their community," she says. "And
they're concerned with heart disease, tivcr dis-
ctmUnued ott page 3
Contributions Significant, Diverse
Cultivating Good Readers
The University of
Maryland occupies about
1,500 rolling acres in Prince
George's County, but its
impacts on die stale spread
from the Atlantic Ocean
beaches to the Appalachian
Mountains, and they include
significantly positive econom-
ic, social and tecfinologicaJ
effects, according to a new
The economic impact
study conducted by econo-
mists with the Jacob France
Center, an applied economics
analysis center at the Univer-
sity of Baltimore, concluded
dial the University of
Maryland generates $593 of
economic activity for every
dollar appropriated by the
General Assembly, for a total
statewide effect of nearly
$ 1 .8 billion. University facul-
ty, staff and students spend-
ing their wages in the state
generate much of tliat activi-
ty; but many of the universi-
ty's impacts are more difficult
to measure in dollars, accord-
ing to the researchers.
This study validates what
we have known for years,
that the University of Mary-
land is the state's most
important asset " said
President C.d. Mote Jr. "A lot
of people know we have a
major impact in one or more
economic areas. This study
collects for the first time the
breadth of our importance to
Not only is the university
one of the state's largest
employers, with more than
16,000 employees, its activi-
ties also help to create addi-
tional jobs in the community.
For example, the university's
current construction activi-
ties, with contracts totaling
nearly $100 million, haw cre-
ated an additional 1,121 jobs.
And the indirect effect of the
university's activities creates
another 2 1 , 1 26 jobs, accord-
ing to the study, for a total
impact of more than 39,000
The university also pro-
duces more college graduates
for the state's employers than
any other institution in Mary-
land, nearly 25 percent of all
bachelor's degrees in the
state. The flagship university
generates even larger shares
of certain crucial categories:
education majors (29 per-
cent), business majors (31
percent), engineers (50 per-
cent), architecture (82 per-
cent) and agriculture CO per-
At the graduate level, the
university's contribution is
larger still. Half of all the doc-
torates in the state are grant-
ed by the University of
Maryland, which also grants
80 percent of all the doctor-
ates issued by public institu-
tions. Those doctorates
include 28 percent of all bio-
logical science degrees, 65
percent of mathematics
degrees, 70 percent of com-
puter science degrees and 93
percent of all educational
degrees. The university's mas-
ter's level graduates also dom-
inate: 24 percent of all physi-
cal science, 44 percent of
engineering, 49 percent of
mathematics, 63 percent of
architecture and "^ percent
of agricultural master's
degrees in the state, public
and private, come from
"The high production of
people with graduate degrees
is very important to the state,
because they enter the work-
force in the many high-wage
occupations that are in
demand by Maryland busi-
nesses, nonprofits and gov-
ernnient agencies," said Brian
Darmody. assistant vice presi-
dent for research and eco-
The Jacob France study
also demonstrates that the
university makes a significant
contribution to economic
development through tech
continued on page 3
Nina Harris's goal is
simple: she wants
children to read.
Through an organi-
zation called First Book — part
of a broader program called
Counts— she will help children
who may not ever have owned
a book to start their own per-
First Book favors programs
that provide an ongoing rela-
tionship with the children
served — for example, bringing a
book a month to each child and
reading with him or her — so
that a rapport develops
between the children and the
people providing the books.
After attending an interest
meeting on campus last fall,
Harris decided to spearhead the
local First Book effort."! enjoy
being part of something in its
embryonic stage, and look for-
ward to watching it grow and
flourish here on campus," she
Harris is now forming a 1 5-
member campus advisory
board (CAB) made up of stu-
dents and staff members.
Historically, First Book has
l>een promoted through local
advisoty boards (LABs), grass-
roots groups comprised of peo-
ple affiliated with each other
by neighborhood or otherwise.
The LABs receive start-up fund-
ing (as credit in book dollars)
and a host of fund-raising ideas
from First Book's national office
in Washington, DC. The LABs in
turn receive proposals from
local groups or individuals who
have ideas for the actual task of
bringing the books to area chil-
The national office of First
Book has many methods of pro-
viding support and assistance
to its advisory boards. They
sponsor regional conferences,
such as this month's First Book
Northeast Conference 2001 in
Washington, where participants
learned how to build an effec-
tive advisory board, draw media
attention and get books into
the hands of children who
need them. The conferences
are also a forum for sharing suc-
cessful strategies, Ideas and
continued on page 3
February 27, 2001
2-3:30 p.m., Workshop: "The
Basics of Financial Planning."
Provides a general understand-
ing of personal finance man-
agement. Determining your net
worth, cash flow, budgeting,
managing credit and setting
financial goals will be dis-
cussed. Contact the Organiza-
tional Development & Training
Office at 5-565 1 , or visit
3:30 p.m., "Reforming the
Social Family Contract: Public
Support for Child Rearing in
the U.S."With Nancy Folhre,
Department of Economics,
University of Massachusetts.
2309 Art-Sociology Building.
Details in For Your
Interest, page 8.
4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium:
"A New Method For Nonlinear
And Nonstationary Tune Series
Analysis: The Hubert Spectral
Analysis'With Norden E.
Huang, Chief Scientist, Labora-
tory for Hydrospheric Process,
NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center. Preceded by refresh-
ments at 3:30 p.m. 1410
Physics. Call 5-3401.
5-8 p.m., Dinner: "Steak and
Salmon Tuesday." Includes
salad, a choice of grilled steak
or salmon, and dessert. Golf
Course Clubhouse. For more
information, contact Nancy
Loomis at (301) 4034240 or at
nloomis® dining umd.edu.*
6-9 p.m., OtT Workshop: "Basic
Computing Technologies at
Maryland." Introduces network
technologies such as FTP
transfer, reading and posting
on Usenet newsgroups, sub-
scribing to public newsgroups,
and sending attachments using
an e-mail program. Prerequi-
site: a WAM account. 3330
Computer & Space Science.
Call 5-2938 or e-mail cwpost®
umd5.umd.edu, or visit
8 p.m., Performance: "Chamber
Winds," by the University of
Maryland Symphonic Wind
Ensemble. Conductor John E.
Wakefield leads the ensemble
in a concert featuring works
by Dukas, Strauss, Spohr, and
Kurka. Call 5-7847.
W e due id ay
9 a.m.-12 noon, Workshop:
"The Three P's of Payroll:
Policies, Procedures and Prac-
tices." Designed for those who
are responsible for payroll
Your Guide to University Events
February 27-March 7
within their unit. Covers man-
datory internal controls, what's
needed to get a person on pay-
roll, and what to do if a new
employee doesn't get paid.
Contact the Organizational
Development & Training Office
at 5-565 1 , or visit www. person-
10 a.m„ Workshop: "Piano
Masterclass with Andre Watts."
The world-renowned pianist
and resident artist at the uni-
versity will lead his first mas-
terclass of the semester. Call 5-
11:30 a.m.-l p.m.,CTEWork-
shop: "TAs in a Foreign Land."
Discussion will cover issues
specific to international gradu-
ate TAs, tbough all members of
the university community
interested in teaching and
learning are welcome. Light
refreshments will be served.
Maryland Room, Marie Mount
Hall. For more information or
to RSVP. call 5-9980 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP
online, go to www.umd.edu/
4-6 p.m., Forum:" Black Prose-
cutors and Blacks Prosecuted,"
a discussion about how fair
the criminal justice system is
for African- Americans, covering
the foEowing topics: racial pro-
filing, overrepresention of
black Americans in prisons and
jails, crimes for which blacks
are convicted and tried, and
solutions to remove the fear of
being typecast as a criminal
because of skin color. Guest
speakers include Assistant U.S.
Attorney Bryan Foreman, of
the Southern Maryland divi-
sion. Stamp Student Union.
Contact Bernice Mireku, 5-
9708 or email@example.com.
6-7:30 p.m.,Taekwondo Class.
Instruction, training, and prac-
tice conducted on a matted
floor. All skill levels welcome.
0107 HHP North Gym. Contact
Develon Huss, (301) 657-1203
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Vbur WAM Account is More
Than just E-mail "Introduces
the Unix operating system.
Concepts covered include file
and directory manipulation
commands, navigational skills,
and the Pico editor. It does not
teach programming skills.
Walk-ins encouraged. Prerequi-
site: a WAM account. 4404
Computer & Space Science.
Call 5-2938 or e-mail
visit www.oit. umd.edu/PT.'
7-8:30 p.m., Yoga Class. Parents'
Gallery, Stamp Student Union.
Call Alicia Simon, 4-8492.
H^k urs da V
4:3*6:30 p.m., OIT Workshop:
"Netscape Page Composer:
Making Web Pages the Easy
Way." Introduces Netscape's
web page editing and develop-
ment tool. Learn to create sim-
ple page elements such as
hyperlinks, colors, font styles,
bullets and tables — without
typing a single line of HTML
code. Walk-ins encouraged. Pre-
requisites: basic web browsing
ability and a WAM account.
4404 Computer & Space
Science. Call 5-2938 or e-mail
visit www.oit. umd.edu/PT.*
7 p.m., Discussion and Book
Signing: "Letters from the
Editor: The New Yorker's
Harold Ross" by Thomas
Kim kit. University Book
Center, Stamp Student Union.
Details in For Your
Interest, page 8.
8 p.m.. Performance: "Graduate
Concert." Directed, produced
and choreographed by second-
year graduate students of the
MFA program in dance. Dance
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform-
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847.*
nian Oratory in Context "With
Dr. James May, Classics Depart-
ment, St. Olaf College. The talk
will relate to a modern audi-
ence, two millennia removed,
the context of a Ciceronian
speech. Sponsored by the
Department of Communica-
tion and the College of Arts
and Humanities. 0200 Skinner.
Call 5-8077 or e-mail mcco-
mas@ warn . umd .edu .
S atur da
8 p.m., Concert: "University of
Maryland Symphony Orches-
tra," Guest director Lan Shui
from die Singapore Symphony
Orchestra and soprano Linda
Mabbs offer a program of Sibe-
lius, Berlioz and Mahler. Con-
cert Hall, Clarice Smith Perfor-
ming Arts Center. Call 5-7847.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Event: "Sixth
Annual High-Tech Research
Review Day." Inn & Conference
Center. Details in For Your
Interest, page 8.
10 a.m.-l p.m., Event:"Read
Across America Day." Grade
school students on campus for
reading, acting, puppet show
and more. Lunch is provided.
12-1 p.m., Communication
Research Colloquium, "Cicero-
7:30 p.m.. Concert: "Day in 4,"
with the Amsterdam Loeki
Stardust Quartet, a blend of
classical "consort" and contem-
porary quartet. Pre-concert dis-
cussion widi the artists from 6-
7 p.m. Inn & Conference Cen-
ter. Call 5-7847 or visit www.
*M o n da y
National Foreign Language
Week begins. Details in For
Your Interest, page 8.
Development and Nationalism,
16th-20th Century." With Liah
Greenfeld, Boston University,
Discussion will be based on a
reading available at the History
Department, 2115 Key Hall, or
via email at history center®
umail.umd.edu. Sponsored by
the Center for Historical
Studies. Refreshments will be
served starting at 3:30 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room,
1 102 Key Hall. Contact
Stephen R Johnson, 5-8739.
6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop:
"HTML I." Learn to create a
basic Web page with HTML
code. 4404 Computer & Space
Science. Prerequisites: Basic
Computing Technologies at
Maryland and a WAM account.
Call 5-2938 or e-mail cwpost®
umd5.umd.edu, or visit
8 p.m., Concert:"New Music
from Maryland." Original cham-
ber compositions by Maryland
music students, and by faculty
member Lawrence Moss. Chris
Gekker performs on trumpet.
Glldenhorn Recital Hall,
Clarice Smith Performing Arts
Center. Call 5-7847.
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4 p.m., Physics Colloquium:
"Convection," 7th Annual Shih-I
Pai Lecture in Fluid Dynamics
and Plasma Dynamics. With
Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, Mason
Laboratory, Yale University. The
lecture will assume very little
prior knowledge. Lecture Hall,
1410 Physics. Preceded by a
reception from 3:1 5-3:55, Toll
Room, 1204 Physics. Call 5-4877.
Powerpoint: Creating Effective
Computer Presentations." Pre-
requisite: Windows 98 experi-
ence, 4404 Computer & Space
Science. Call 5-2938 or e-mail
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rch ^ *
9 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Shortcourse
Training: "Introduction to File-
Maker Pro." Learn basic data-
base concepts and terms; basic
Filemaker Pro concepts and
terms; define field types, create
fields and import data; perform
complex find requests, com-
bining AND and OR requests;
work with layouts. OIT MAC
WAM Lab, Computer & Space
Science. To register, visit www.
oit.umd.edu/sc, call 5-0443 or
o it-t raining® u mail .umd.edu.*
2-3:30 p.m., Workshop: "IRA
and Other Investment Op-
tions." Compare and contrast
the relative benefits and disad-
vantages of tax-deferred annu-
ities (SRAs), Classic (Tradi-
tional) and Roth and Education
IRAs. 1101U Chesapeake
Building. Sponsored by the
and Training Office, 5-5651.
2:30-4 p.m., CTE Workshop:
"Teaching Diversity Courses:
Models and Techniques for
Success." Maryland Room,
Marie Mount Hall. For more
information or to RSVP, call 5-
9980 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
edu. To RSVP online, go to
www. umd . edu/CTE/rsvp . html .
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Rama Chellappa, Computer Science/UMI-
ACS, lias been selected to receive the IEEE
Signal Processing Society 2000 Technical
Achievement Award. This Award honors a
person who, over a period of years, has
made outstanding technical contributions to
the theory and/or practice in technical areas
within the scope of the society, as demon-
strated by publications, patents, or recog-
nized impact on the held.
Michael F. Fisher, Physics/IPST, was elect-
ed an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Acade-
my of Sciences in recognition of his distin-
guished contributions to science. The acade-
my reserves this honor to no more than
three distinguished scientists each year.
Roberta Rudnick, Geology, has accepted an
invitation from the Mineralogical Society of
America to participate in their Distinguished
Lecturer Program, 2001-2002. Rudnick will
be involved in several lecture tours during
the academic year to multiple universities.
Konstantina Trivisa, Jiu-Kang Yu and
Melanie Becker have been awarded the
highly prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Research Fellowships. Trivisa and Yu
received two of 20 mathematics awards
given, and Becker was one of 23 physics
awardees for 2001.
Carol Burbank , assistant professor of histo-
ry, criticism and performance studies, is a
Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities Fellow this spring. She will
research interactive performance possibili-
ties using Web-based technology. A panel
created by Burbank representing interna-
tional experts on activist theater, "Activism
and Community," will be presented at
Performance Studies Internationa] in Main,
Germany on March 28.
Economic Impact Study
continued fmw page i
nology transfer resulting from sponsored
research activities. One of the top 25 universi-
ties in the nation in sponsored research expen-
ditures, the university spent more than $212
million on research in fiscal year 2000, more
than 70 percent of that from federal agencies,
including NASA, Department of Defense and
the National Science Foundation. The universi-
ty also received more than $77 million tor out-
reach training programs such as die universi-
ty's Small Business Development Centers, to
take die institution's intellectual capital direct-
ly to businesses and communities.
The study also notes dial die Massachusetts
Institute of Technology ranks the university
28th nationally In terms of technological
strength, which is based on commercialization
activity, including the number of invention dis-
closures, patent applications filed and patents
awarded. Maryland was the only public univer-
sity in the Middle Atlantic region to be
In addition to the inventiveness of its own
faculty. Maryland offers programs such as the
Technology Advancement Program CLAP) and
the Technology Extension Service to assist
Maryland businesses. Darmody said.
Tlic study outlines a wide range of other
activities that have direct or indirect impacts,
from large-scale campus events and cultural
activities to faculty and staff volunteer and
community service activities.
(l-r) Theresa Jones, of Dining Services, and Darrell Taylor and Natasha
Shamone of the Smith School of Business celebrate Shamone's door
prize. As a team, they participated in the Black Faculty/Staff Associ-
ation annual Black Jeopardy game last week. Participants broke Into
four teams to answer questions about black members of the campus
community In categories such as clerical hot shots, student leaders,
new faces and distinguished alumni.
continued from page 1
ease, just like other communities."
Desmond chose the city after
working on summer violence pre-
vention programs a few summers
ago with colleague Aria Crump, an
assistant professor in heaitii edu-
Submissions for the 2001-2002
Diversity Initiative Faculty Support
award are being accepted by the
Faculty Relations Subcommittee
on the Diversity Initiative until
March 5, 2001. The award is also
supported by the Office of Human
Relations Programs through the
President's cabinet, the Graduate
School and Academic Affairs. Full-
time tenured or tenure-track facul-
ty of any rank are eligible to apply.
Desmond will present her
research at the Seventh Annual
Diversity Research Forum on
Race, Gender and Identity being
held March 29 at the university.
For more information, contact
Scott at Rm. 2322 HLHP Building,
(301) 405-2480 or ms24@umail.
umd.edu, or Sally Koblinsky at Rm.
1204A Family Studies, Marie
Mount Hall, (301) 405-4009 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information on diversity efforts at
the University of Maryland, access
the diversity database at
www. inform .umd.edu/diversity/.
First Book Program
continued from page 1
with information on die essentials
of beginning a LAB — including
ftind-raising suggestions from
sorority dances to corporate spon-
sorship — and catalogues of books
from which individual program
directors can choose books appro-
priate to their program.
There is a national newsletter
highlighting events, developments
and corporate and celebrity spon-
sorships of First Book. Reba
Mclntyre is national spokesper-
son, but she is not the only
celebrity to get involved. Frankie
Muniz, better known as Malcolm
on the hit TV show "Malcolm in
the Middle," and children's authors
Mary Engelbreit and Laura
Numeroff have lent their names
and efforts to the cause.
First Book is even a founding
partner of PBS' "Between the
Lions," a show about a family
of lions who run a fantastic
library where characters
leap from the pages of
The reading program
is experiencing tremen-
dous growth across
the country, as
and local strategies
have increased the
program's ability to
reach more chil-
dren with more
University of Maryland is among
five universities nationwide cho-
sen by First Book to create a cam-
pus advisory board, a test run at
using campuses as a seat for the
The decision was based on two
tilings: the university's good work
in partnership with Prince George's
County schools on the America
Reads program, and local need.
Harris sees First Book as anoth-
er opportunity for the university
to serve the community, recogniz-
ing die symbiotic relationship
between the two. After all, the
same young students helped by
First Book may eventually matricu-
late at UM. Says Harris, "We owe
the people of Prince George's
County something. This is our way
of showing that."
First Book is an all-volunteer
organization, so all money raised
goes directly to the children
served by the program. In the
case of UM, the children of
Prince George's County will
be the beneficiaries, as the
program's intent is that
each advisory board
serve its local con-
For more informa-
tion about the First Book
program, visit wwwfirst-
book.org. To find out
about what's happening
on campus, contact Nina
Harris, Assistant Dean of
Undergraduate Studies, at
"Tobacco farming is the iiardest, dirtiest
work you'll ever want to do, and tobac-
co farmers have looked for alternative
crops ever since tobacco's been here,
for 300 years. But in Southern Maryland
where the farms are small, we haven't
found an alternative... nothing will give
us the return per acre." — A fanner
speaks to the plight of the tobacco
farmer, but help is on the way. In a
story headlined "Experiment May
Turn Tobacco Into Wine," Da fid Myers,
assistant professor in the department
of natural resources and landscape
architecture, may have found an
alternat/m crop.grapes. Helping him
change the agro-culture are extension
agents Herb Seed and Benjamin
Beale. (Baltimore Sun, Feb. 20)
"The University of Maryland, College
Park is coordinating the development
of a similar Internet exchange point for
the East Coast to be located on the
College Park campus. "We look at these
two facilities as becoming the major
East Coast and West Coast Internet
switching centers for use by the educa-
tion community...' " — An administra-
tor at California State University at
Hay ward speaks about developing
centers for directing Internet traffic on
both coasts, to benefit educational
and research opportunities. (Chronicle
of Higher Education, Feb. 23)
"You can go online and find out what
someone paid for their house, get prop-
erty tax information, tax assessment
information, see who signed on the
loan — it's all public... Where once the
only people who looked at it were
lawyers doing titles searches, now it's
immediately available to the merely
curious." — An aspect of the wide-open
information highway that is the Web
is delineated by Alan Neustadl, profes-
sor of sociology, in a feature stoty> on
Internet privacy, or lack thereof
(Computerworld, Feb. 19)
"I go out and perform concerts, and I'm
always bringing something back to
campus with me, which I pass on to
my students. And in return, I'm always
growing from them. And if you have a
new piece you want to try out, you can
do it here on campus, which helps
show them (students) how to pull a
program together, and how to expand
their repertoires." — For Linda Mabbs,
professor of voice and opera, the
knowledge she passes on is gleaned
from concerts in some of the great
opera houses of the world, performing
for conductors the likes of Sir George
Solti, Sir Neville Marriner, Mstislav
Rostropovich and Leonard Slatkln.
(Pasadena, Calif., Weekly, Feb. 1)
"I'm afraid at the end of the day well
get the worst of both worlds. We won't
have an effective defense, and Russia
and China will deploy more missiles."
— Steve Fetter, professor of public
affairs, is leery of the missile-defense
schemes of the Bush administration.
(Chronicle of Higher Educatioa Feb. 23)
"Nature is something we're going to
have to do without." —Mark Sagoff,
professor of public affairs (Torrance,
Calif. Breeze, fan. 21).
February 27, 2001
Faculty and Staff ID Card Change
Faculty and staff photo ID caitJs still displaying
Social Security numbers after July 1 , 200 1 will
violate a new Maryland law. The Office of the
Registrar has disconiinued printing the numbers on
the backs of photo I.D. cards. However, cards Issued
before this change can be replaced at no cost.
Old cards do not have to be replaced, but faculty
and staff wishing to do .so may send email to
email@example.com. They should list their full
name, date of birth and the address to which the
new card should be sent. Processing a request takes
five working days. E-mail notification will be sent
when the new card is mailed.
Those who do not wish to. or cannot, send their
information by e-mail may call (301) 314-9031.
Take Your Daughters to Science
The Women in Engineering Office invites 1 1- to
1 3-year-old girls to participate in its KEYS-science and
engineering program featuring innovative workshops,
hands-on lab activities and interaction with support-
ive role models. The aim of the program is to help
enable girls who are excited about science and tech-
nology at a young age to choose science, math and
engineering tracks in high school and beyond.
The program will take place on Saturday, Mar. 10
from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. For more information . please drop
by the Women in Engineering office at 1 1 06 Glenn L.
Martin Hall, or contact Tao Peng at (301) 405-0315 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the program's popular-
ity, students will be selected on a first-come basis,
and, in order to get more people involved, repeated
participation is not encouraged. Please visit
www.engr.umd .edu/wie/PreColIege/keysapp. html for
an application form.
For the Love of Languages
Make plans now to celebrate National Foreign
Language Week Mar. 5*1 1. Alpha Mu Gamma, the
National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society,
inaugurated the celebration in the spring of 1957 to
focus nationwide attention on the importance of
studying languages and cultures.
Campus sponsors of this year's celebration include
the departments of Asian and East European
Languages and Culture, Classics, French and Italian
Languages and Literatures, Germanic Studies, and
Spanish and Portuguese Languages and literatures;
the Maryland English Institute; the Language Center;
Business, Cultures & languages; FOLA; Language
House; Latin American Studies Center; International
Education Services; the Study Abroad Office; the
Career Center; the Office of International Programs;
the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs; and the
College of Arts and Humanities.
A schedule of events will be available Mar. 1 at
www.inform . umd.edu/EdRes/ColIegcs/ARHI_l/langctr.
Demography of Inequality Seminar
The Center on Population, Gender, and Social
Inequality is sponsoring a series of seminars on the
Demography of Inequality, The next speaker will be
Nancy Folbre from the Department of Economics at
the University of Massachusetts, who will be speaking
on "Reforming the Social Family Contract: Public
Support for Child Rearing in the U.S."
The seminar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28 at
3:30 p.m., room 2309 of the Art-Sociology Building.
The text of Folbre's paper (co-authored with Paula
England) can be found online at
www, bsos . umd . ed n/socy/popc en ter/.
Kunkle Book Signing
witty and amusing writing of the man who launched
the worlds most prestigious magazine.
The event takes place at the University Book
Center in Stamp Student Union on Thursday, Mar. 1 at
7 p.m. The discussion is part of the University Book
Center's ongoing Author Series and all events are free
and open to the public. For more information, call
High-Tech Research Review
The Sixth Annual Research Review Day will
feature more than 1 50 faculty research demon-
strations and presentations, showcasing four of
the university's high-technology units;
Electrical and Computer Engineering, the
Computer Science Department, the Institute
for Systems Research, and the Institute for
Advanced Computer Studies. Presentation sub
jects include "Information for Visualization:
Insight or Innovation"; "Secure Management of
Distributed and Wireless Networks" : and
"Neuromorphtc Engineering: The Science and
Techno] ogy of Emulating the Brain."
This free event will be held on Friday. Mar. 2
from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at the Inn and Conference
Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. To register
online, visit www.ece.umd.edu/RRD/rrd_regis-
tration.html. For more information, call
LaShanna Young at (301) 405-0548.
The Parent's Association Gallery at the
Stamp Student Union hosts "Dreads:
Photographic Images by Francesco Mastalia &
Alfonse Pagano." The black and white photo-
graphic exhibit captures what the artists call
"the natural hair revolution."
The duotone images unravel the mysticism
of dreads by exploring the historical beliefs
and modern phenomenon of natty, knotted,
ropelike locks. The photos were selected from
"Dreads," a 1999 publication. The exhibit is spon-
sored by the Division of Academic Affairs, the Black
Student Union and the Office of Campus Programs.
The Dreads exhibit runs through March 16 at the
Parents Association Gallery, Stamp Student Union.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Monday through
Friday; 1 1 a.m,-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more informa-
tion, call Samantha Jones at (301) 314-8493.
Colloquium on Brazilian History
The Center for Historical Studies announces a two-
day colloquium, "After the Quincentennial: History,
Memory, and Nation in Brazil," Mar, 6-7. The colloqui-
um is the second such event in an ongoing exchange
relationship between the history departments of the
University of Maryland and the Universidade Federal
Fluminense in Brazil.
Two workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, March
6: "History, Memory, and Slavery" from 9:30-1 1:30
Black History Month Events
fe30 p.m.,"SANKOFA Film Festival." Black film festival.
Feb. 20: "Watermelon Woman." Feb. 27; a series of shorts
from around the world on the theme of 'Expanding the
Diaspora." 1 140 Plant Sciences. For more information.
2-5 p.m.. Film and discussion: "Tutu and Franklin: A
Journey Towards Peace." Award-winning broadcast jour-
nalist Renee Poussaint will introduce her latest docu-
mentary on racial reconciliation and leadership and
answer questions. Sponsored by the Academy of
Leadership and the College Park Scholars, Nyumburu
Cultural Center multipurpose room. Contact Marie Cini
at mcini@academy. umd.edu.
Through February 28
8 a.m. -6 p.m., African American Heritage Book Fair. All
African American Heritage related titles in stock at the
University Book Center will be discounted 20%. Uni-
versity Book Center Call 4-7846.
Thomas Kiihklc, Dean of the College of Journalism
and award-wfa|ning author, will discuss and sign his
most recent work, "Letters from the Editor: The New
Yorker's Harold Ross." In his book, Kunkle shares the
a.m., and "History, Memory and Urban Culture" from
1-3 p.m. A third workshop, "History, Memory and
Politics," will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10:30-
12:00. All three workshops will be held in 1102J Key
Hall (Dean's Conference Room), and discussions will
be based on papers available in advance in the
History Department office (2115 Key Hall).
The concluding event, on Mar. 7 from 3-5 p.m., is
a panel discussion, "History, Memory and Nation in
Brazil," to which undergraduate students are especial-
ly invited. It will be held in the Multipurpose Room
of the Nyumburu Cultural Center.
For further information, including paper titles
and presenters, visit www.inform.umd.edu/HIST/
HistoryCenter/ne ws. html .
Take a look at meditation up close and personal.
The LIniversity Health Center will be sponsoring a 6-
wcek program on meditation In which participants
will practice one meditation technique per session.
The program will be offered on Wednesdays — Feb.
28, Mar. 7, 14 and 28, and Apr. 4 and 1 1 —from 5:30-
6:30 p.m. in Room 1115 at the Campus Recreation
Center (conference room in the CRC offices). There
is a $50 fee for the 6-week program. For more infor-
mation or to register, call (301) 314-1493 or e-mail
email@example.com. You do not have to be a
member of the CRC to attend this series.
The Department of Mathematics will host its Semi-
annual Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related
Topics beginning on the morning of Saturday, Mar. 17
and continuing until Tuesday, Mar. 20 at 1 p.m. The
workshop is sponsored in part by the Department of
Mathematics and the Institute for Physical Science
and Technology at Maryland, and by the National
For more about the conference, including a list of
speakers, abstract information and more, visit