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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 20 'March 6, 2001 




Jyoti Tulsi, a postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering, explains practical applications of her research to Eric 
Baker, a WAN expert at Riggs National Bank. Both attended the Sixth Annual Electrical Engineering , 
Computing and Systems Research Review Day at the Inn & Conference Center. Tulsi's poster, "Sound 
Localization Based on Acoustical Transformation," is the product of her research efforts with fellow postdoc 
Daniel Rapczynski and professors Shihab Shamma and Elena Gassl. Tulsi and other conference participants 
were shoulder-to-shoulder at the packed event. (See page 7 for more.) 

Task Force: Limited Internet Voting 
Appears Feasible 



Using the Internet to vote in 
public elections may become fea- 
sible within the next several 
election cycles, but only after 
additional experimentation and 
only in the controlled setting of 
a traditional polling place, 
according to a new report by the 
Internet Policy Institute (IPI) at 
the university. 

The report concludes that cur- 
rent e-voting technology is too 
vulnerable to tampering and 
fraud to permit voting at remote 
sites far from the supervision of 
election officials. 

"Many issues remain before 
Internet voting will be ready for 
widespread use at polling sites, 
but the problems are solvable, so 
it is appropriate to begin experi- 
ments," said C. D. Mote Jr., presi- 
dent of the University of 
Maryland and chair of the panel 
of social scientists, computer 
experts and election officials that 
produced the report. "This limit- 
ed approach is not what most 
advocates of Internet voting have 
in mind, but the current technol- 
ogy is not secure enough for 
people to vote from their home 
or office computer." 
With government officials con- 
sidering reforms to avoid the 



problems of the 2000 presiden- 
tial balloting in Florida, the report 
urges them to resist pressures to 
embrace remote Internet voting 
systems as the technological cure. 

"We must dispel any myths 
about this technology. These are 
not magic ballots," said David 
Cheney of the Internet Policy 
Institute and principal investiga- 
tor of the task force. "Moving to 
Internet voting before the tech- 
nological and social concerns are 
addressed could undermine the 
legitimacy of the electoral 
process. 

Several elections have been 
conducted on the Internet, 
though the report says none 
have had to meet the level of 
security required in a general 
election-standards that the panel 
concluded could not be met if 
voters cast a ballot from a com- 
puter outside the direct control 
of election officials. 

One reason is the threat of a 
"Trojan horse" — a remotely con- 
trolled program that could sys- 
tematically alter ballots without 
detection. Another serious threat 
is what the report calls a "denial 
of service attack" — a program 
that launches a series of phony 
messages that prevent ballots 



from reaching the computer 
server where votes get tallied. 
When election officials control 
the hardware and software these 
threats are minimized and 
become manageable. 

"E-voting requires a much 
greater level of security than e- 
commerce. It's not like buying a 
book over the Internet," Mote 
said. "Remote Internet voting 
teclinology will not be able to 
meet these standards for years to 
come." However, the report does 
say that e-voting, at some point, 
also may be possible at 
"kiosks" — remote voting sites 
maintained by election officials, 
but without their physical pres- 
ence. 

Advocates of Internet voting 
argue that the convenience and 
gadgetry will help boost voter 
turnout, especially among the 
young and those who have diffi- 
culty getting to polling sites. 
But the social scientists on t he- 
panel questioned whether Inter- 
net voting would actually 
increase turnout. "We have 
decades of experience with a 
whole series of reforms designed 
to make it easier to cast a ballot, 
things like voting by mail. Yet 

continued on page 7 






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Distinguished 
University 
Professors 

Named, page 4 



Gift to Help Shape 
Family-Friendly Policy 

The university will help the state develop more 
family-friendly policies as a result of a gift to the 
university's Department of Family Studies. 

Nationally recognized family psychiatrist Dr.W. 
Robert Beavers donated $1.7 million to the univer- 
sity to establish annual seminars that will bring 
together Maryland state legislators, university facul- 
ty and family policy experts to explore new solu- 
tions to family problems such as health care, juve- 
nile crime and housing. 

Beavers, a professor of psychiatry at University 
of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 
Southern Methodist University and a noted author 
in the field of family therapy, chose Maryland for 
his gift because "Maryland has one of the top fami- 
ly studies programs in the country. I want to join 
hands with a faculty that can help develop inter- 
vention programs we can really put to work for 
families. 

"A lot of institutions do studies but never tackle 
the policy we need to make real changes for fami- 
lies," said Beavers, who heads the Robert Beavers 
Family Studies Center in Dallas, Tex. "With these 
seminars we can introduce research-based solu- 
tions to family problems." 

"This gift will help us expand our outreach 
efforts and give us an opportunity to make long 
lasting contributions to Maryland families," said 
Sally Koblinsky, chair of the Department of Family 
Studies. 

In addition to offering undergraduate and gradu- 
ate degrees, including a new Ph.D. program, 
Maryland's Department of Family Studies operates 
the on-campus Family Service Center, which pro- 
vides therapy for more than 400 families annually. 

The Beavers gift also will endow a chair In the 
Department of Family Studies. 



Fujitsu MIND Lab 
Comes to College Park 

Anew research insdtute will engage in coop- 
erative activity with university researchers, 
focusing on pervasive computing, wireless com- 
puting, network security, bio-informatics, quan- 
tum computing and other innovative technolo- 
gies aimed at advancing the evolution of the 
Internet and developing computers more closely 
linked to people's everyday lives. 

Fujitsu laboratories Ltd. and its Sunnyvale, 
Calif. -based subsidiary, Fujitsu Laboratories of 
America, last week announced that they will 
establish a new research institute for advanced 
computer technology on April 1 on Baltimore 
Avenue In College Park. Fujitsu officials said they 
decided to develop the new research center in 
the Greater Washington area because of die 
region's rising prominence as a leading technolo- 
gy hub. 

The College Park location also provides 
Fujitsu access to high quality research from the 
numerous colleges and universities in the area, 
particularly Maryland. 

"The founding of Fujitsu's research institute in 
College Park is an Important step in the universi- 
ty's research park development plan," said CD. 
Mote Jr., president of the University of Maryland. 
"We are especially pleased that this information 
technology giant recognizes die importance of 
locating next to the University of Maryland to its 
future. We look forward to a working partner- 
ship with the institute that will enhance all our 
contributions to the state and the region.' 




March 6, 2001 



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9:30-11:30 a.m., Lecture: 
"History, Memory, and Slavery" 
(workshop 1 in the colloquium 
on History, Memory and 
National in Brazil). 1 102J Key 
(Dean's Conference Room). 
Papers available in advance in 
the History Department office, 
2115 Key. Contact Leslie 
Rowland, 54274, or visit www. 
inform . umd. edu/HIST/History 
Center/quincentennial. html. 

1-3 p.m., Lecture: "History, 
Memory, and Urban Culture" 
(workshop D in the colloqui- 
um on History, Memory and 
Nation in Brazil). I102J Key 
(Dean's Conference Room). 
Papers available in advance in 
the History Department office, 
2115 Key. Contact Leslie 
Rowland, 54274. 

4 p.m., Physics Colloquium: 
"Convection " 7th Annual Shih-I 
Pal Lecture in Fluid Dynamics 
and Plasma Dynamics, with 
Katepalli R. Srcenivasan, Mason 
Laboratory, Yale University. The 
lecture will assume very little 
prior knowledge. lecture Hall, 
1410 Physics. Preceded by a 
reception from 3:15-3:55, Toll 
Room, 1204 Physics. Call 54877. 

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) 403-4240 or at 
nloomis@dining.umd.edu.* 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: "MS 
Powerpoint: Creating Effective 
Computer Presentations." Pre- 
requisite: Windows 98 experi- 
ence. 4404 Computer & Space 
Science. Call 5-2938 or e-mail 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/PT* 



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9 a.m.4 p.m., OIT Shortcourse 
Training: "Introduction to File- 
Maker Pro." Basic database con- 
cepts and terms; Filemaker Pro 
concepts and terms; defining 
field types, creating fields, im- 
porting data; complex find 
requests; work with layouts. 
OrT MAC WAM Lab, Computer 
& Space Science. To register, 
visit www, oit.umd.edu/sc, call 
54)443 or oit-training@umail. 
umd.edu.* 

10:30 a.ra.-12:30 p.m., Work- 
sh op: "History, Memory, and 
Politics" (workshop III in the 
colloquium on History, Memo- 
ry and Nation in Brazd). 1102J 



Key (Dean's Conference Rm.). 
Papers available in advance in 
the History Department office, 
21 15 Key. Contact Leslie 
Rowland, 54274, or visit www. 
inform.umd.edu/HIST/History 
Center/quincentennial. html. 

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. H01U Chesapeake 
Building. Sponsored by the 
Organizational Development 
and Training Office, 5-5651. 

2:304 p.m., CTE Workshop: 
"Teaching Diversity Courses: 
Models and Techniques for 
Success," Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. For more 
information or to RS VP call 5- 
9980 or e-maU cte@umall.umd. 
edu. To RSVP online, go to 
www. umd . ed u/CTE/rsvp .html. 

3-5 p.m., Panel Discussion: 
"History, Memory, and Nation 
in Brazil "Nyumburu Cultural 
Center, Multipurpose Room. 
Undergraduate students espe- 
cially invited. Contact Leslie 
Rowland, 54274. 

4-5 p.m., Astronomy Colloqui- 
um: "Quasar-Galaxy Correla- 
tions and the Detection of 
Magnification Bias." With Dara 
Norman (SUNY/SB). 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences 
(preceded by coffee in 0254). 

6-7:30 p,m.,Taekwondo Class. 
Taekwondo instruction, train- 
ing, and practice conducted on 
a matted floor. All skill levels 
welcome. Matted room, 0107 
HHP— North Gym. Contact 
Deveton Huss at (301) 657- 
1203 or raven@taekwondo.net, 
or visit www.iiiform.umd.edu/ 
studentorg/taekwondo/. 

6:30*30 p.m., Event: College 
of Education Alumni Chapter 
visit to Embassy of South Afri- 
ca. Annua! educational/cultural 
event with native food and a 
cultural program. 305 1 Massa- 
chusetts Ave NW, Washington, 
D.C, Contact Delrdre Bagley at 
(301) 403-2728 x22 or dbag- 
Iey@wam.umd.edu, or visit 
www.aIumni.umd.edu/Alumni 
Action/calendar2. htmlmar7.* 

7-8:30 p.m., Yoga Class. Parents 
Gallery, Stamp Student Union. 
Contact Alicia Simon at 4-8492. 

7:30 p.m., Lecture: "Galileo: 
Hero or Heretic?" with Owen 
Gingerich, Harvard University. 
2203 Art-Sociology. (See article 
on page 6 for details.) 



Your Guide to University Events 

March 6-12 

T^/i u rsday 



march 8 



■ 

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- 
p ark-senate@umail. umd .edu. 

4-5:30 p.m., Lecture: "Textuali- 
zing Revolutions." With Nigel 
Smith, scholar-in-residence for 
the English Department's 
"Renaissance Texts andTextual- 
ities" Series. 1120 Susquehanna 
Hall. Reception to follow. Smith 
will also conduct a workshop 
for graduate students (see Mar. 
9). Contact Sharon Achinstein 
at sal47@umail.umd.edu. 

4:15 p.m., Lecture: "The Arena 
in Roman Imperial Literature." 
With Kathleen Coleman, Har- 
vard University. Annual lecture 
of Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics 
Honor Society. 0104 Skinner. A 
reception for new initiates will 
precede the lecture. This is the 
third in the department's lec- 
ture series on "Domitian: 
Tyrant or Tyrannized." Contact 
Jessica Dietrich at 5-2013 or at 
jd220@umail.umd.edu. 

4:30-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Adobe Photoshop I: Designing 
Graphics and Editing Photos 
for the Web." Prerequisite: In- 
troduction to HTML and 
Windows 98. 4404 Computer 

6 Space Science. Call 5-2938 
or e-mail cwpost@umd5.umd. 
edu, or visit www.oit.umd. 
edu/PT* 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Microsoft Excel 1: Creating 
and Using Spreadsheets." 
Spreadsheet basics — how to 
enter values and text, create 
formulas, understand cell 
addressing in absolute and rel- 
ative modes, use pre-built func- 
tions, link between data, auto 
save work, customize a print 
job and more. Prerequisite: 
Windows 98 or equivalent. 
4404 Computer & Space 
Science. Call 5-2938 or e-mail 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/PT.' 

7 p.m., Performance: "Guarneri 
String Quartet Open Rehearsal." 
GUdenhom Recital HaU, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.) 



march 9 



10 a.m.-12 p.m., Workshop: 
"Editing Marvell," for graduate 
students. 3 1 05 Susquehanna 
Hall. An advance reading for 
the workshop can be obtained 
at the Department of English, 
3101 Susquehanna Hall. 
Contact Sharon Achinstein at 
sal47@umail.umd.edu. 

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Symposium: 
"Issues in the African Diaspo- 
ra." Multipurpose Room, Nyum- 
buru Cultural Center. (Details in 
For Your Interest, page 8,) 

8 p.m., Performance: "Ghosts," 
a drama by Henrik Ibsen about 
family secrets. Greenbelt Arts 
Center, 1 23 Centerway (in the 
Roosevelt Center), Greenbelt. 
Call (301) 441-8770 ext. 3.* 

810 p.m.,Perfbrmance:"Ren- 
nie Harris Pure Movement." 
Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. 
(Details on page 3) 

S atur day 
march ' 

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Event: "KEYS— 
Science and Engineering Pro- 
gram for 1 1-13-year-old girls." 
AV Williams Building. 11-13- 
year-old girls are invited to 
workshops and hands-on lab 
activities, on a first-come basis. 
Visit www. engr.umd.edu/wie/ 
PreCollege/ke ysapp.html for 
an application form. Contact 
Tao Peng at 5-0315 or tpeng® 
deans.umd.edu. 

8 p.m., Performance: "Prism 
Bass Quintet "Concert Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.) 

8 p.m.,Performance: k Ghosts," 
a drama by Henrik Ibsen about 
family secrets. Greenbelt Arts 
Center, 123 Centerway (in the 
Roosevelt Center), Greenbelt. 
Call (301) 441-8770 ext. 3.* 

8 p.m., Performance: "Chamber 
Music Conceit in Memory of 
Robert McCoy." With faculty 
pianist Rita Sloan. Gtldenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

8-10 p.m., Performance: "Ren- 
nie Harris Pure Movement." 
Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. 
(Details on page 3-) 



march 



Sun da y 




3 p.m.,Performance:"Universi- 
ty Chorale & University Cham- 
ber Singers."Music by Barber, 
Bach, Brahms and Britten, Con- 
cert Hall, Clarice Smith Perfor- 
ming Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 



calendar guide: 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx 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 Ouffook office. 

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

To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to outlook@accmail.umd.edu. 

•Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk {*). 



'M o n da y 
march 12 



2-4 p.m., Workshop: "Introduc- 
tion to CIS (UM Libraries)." 
Teaches the basic operations 
of Arc View GIS (Geographic 
Information Systems) software. 
2109 McKeldln. The workshop 
is free, but registration Is 
required at www.Iib.umd.edu/ 
UMCP/UES/gis.html. Or con- 
tact User Education Services at 
5-9070 or ue6@umail.umd.edu. 

4 p.m.,Cotloquium: u Recon- 
structing the Evolutionary 
History of Sociality in Halictid 
Bees." With Brian Danforth, 
Department of Entomology, 
Cornell University. Call 5-3795. 

6-7:30 p.m., Taekwondo Class. 
Taekwondo instruction, train- 
ing, and practice conducted on 
a matted floor. All skill levels 
welcome. Matted room, 0107 
HHP— North Gym. Contact 
Develon Huss at (301) 657- 
1 203 or raven@taekwondo.net, 
or visit www.inform.umd.edu/ 
studentorg/taekwondo/. 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Microsoft Excel II: More 
Power to your Spreadsheets." 
Creating visual impact with 2D 
and 3D charts, grouping sheets 
and manipulating data within 
them, customizing sheet labels, 
naming blocks, customizing 
opdons. Prerequisites: Excel I 
and a WAM account. 4404 
Computer 8t Space Science. 
Call 5-2938 or e-mail 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/PT* 

8p.m., Performance : " Universi- 
ty of Maryland Concert Band." 
L. Richmond Sparks, conductor. 
Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 



Outlook 

•{El* 

Outlook 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 Cathcart • Executive Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitohel • Assistant Editor 

Party Henetz * Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions 
and campus information arc welcome. 
Please submit all material two weeks 
before the Tuesday of publication. 

Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 
Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742 

Telephone ■ {301) 405-7615 

Fax • (301) 314-9344 

E-mail • oudook@accmail.umd.edu 







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Rennie Harris Defies Definition — and Gravity 

Rennie Harris' PureMovement brings raw, explosive hop-hop choreography to the 
stage of the new Dance Theatre on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. 
Blending hip-hop, traditional Africa and Latin dance and martial arts with a razor- 
sharp street narrative, Harris and his company create a moving Molotov cocktail of 
urban angst and youthful male swagger. Harris sees universality in hip-hop, viewing 
it as a way to express themes about identity, race, society and religion. 



All the Store's a Stage... 

and Shoppings all the Rage! 







do a 

Caribbean 
cruise, student 
^fl musicians and 
designer discounts have 
^k in common? They are all 

featured at "All The Store's a Stage," a benefit for the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center on Sunday, Apr. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hecht's Chevy Chase Sti 
5400 'Wisconsin Avenue. 



The private "shop til you drop" extravaganza Includes exclusive sale items and 
designer discounts with bonus super sale items every half hour, live and silent 
auction items include golf lessons, a weekend getaway In New York 
City with a performance at Lincoln Center and an exotic 
Caribbean cruise with Holland America tine. 



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The master of ceremonies is local celebrity Paul 
Berry, with entertainment provided by 
student artists of the Clarice Smith ^m 
Performing Arts Center. Tickets W 
are $50 per person and entirely 
tax deductible, with all pro- 
ceeds benefiting the center's 
artistic, educational and cor 
munily outreach programs. For 
more information, call (501) 405-S~~'.' 




Artist-in-Residence Andre Watts 



■y \- orld-renowned 
B ^Ki I concert pianist and 
artisi-in-residence 
Andre Watts graces 
l^fl B^| stage of 

Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 1 4 
at 8 p.m. with a recital of solo piano 
works by Beethoven Chopin, 
and others. The concert is 
part of the Artist Scholarship 
Benefit Scries, supporting 
x liolarships for the Univer- 
sity's music students. Watts 
recently visited the campus 
in February, conducting mas- 
terclasses with students, 
which he will do again in 
April. "The best teaching hap- 
pens one on one," Watts said 
in an interview with the 
Seattle Times, 

Andre Watts' career ignit- 
ed when at the age of 1 6 he 
was asked by Leonard 
Bernstein to appear with the 
New York Philharmonic in 
their nationally broadcast 
Young People's Concerts. 
Two weeks later, Bernstein 
asked him to substitute at 
the last minute for the ailing 
Glenn Gould in performances of 
Liszt's " E-flat Concerto" with the 
Philharmonic, thus launching his 
career. More than 30 years later, 
Andre Watts remains one of today's 
most celebrated and beloved per- 
formers, traveling to every corner of 
the globe. 

LInique not only in his virtuosity 
but also in his generosity. Watts sup- 
ports many not-for-profit organiza- 
tions that serve the arts world and 



society in general. He has taken a 
leadership role in his involvement 
with Classical Action: Performing Arts 
Against AIDS, an organization that 
raises funds to benefit AIDS service, 
education and prevention programs 
nationwide. Through an innovative 




Pianist Andre Watts 



"challenge program ."Watts donates a 
portion of his fee from each U.S. 
engagement. If the presenting organi- 
zation matches that amount, he dou- 
bles his contribution. Classical Action 
then allocates these funds to AIDS 
services in the presenters' communi- 
ties. 

For ticket information on Watts' 
March 14 performance, contact the 
Center Ticket Office at (301) 405- 
7847. 



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Tuesday afternoon series. 



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Get caught up in the excitement of African and African-American 
harmonies, rhythms, and vocal styles with Sankofa Dance Theater. 
Sankofa's repertoire spans ;icross tteie from ancient African calls, 
chants an Brumbe£| o New World hip-hop. 




Area Hispanic Theatre Brings 
Dark Comedy to Campus 



x"| ^l Saludador 
* r— ' ("the greeter") 
- " '•• an idealist 
who loves people and 
causes, and is devoted 
to spreading goodwill 
around the world... 
spreading it every- 
where, it turns out, 
except at home Wife 
and son have been 
fending for themselves, 
and don't quite see El 
Saludador as such a 
world hero; they'd 
much rather have him 
stop the ceaseless cru- 
sading and settle down. 

This is the premise 
for the clever, dark 
comedy, "Kl Saludador 
(Hello, How Nice to 
See You)," by Argentini- 
an playwright Roberto 



Cosso that will be per- 
formed by the Arling- 
ton, Virginia-bused 
Teatro de la Luna on 
the stage of the Studio 
Theatre ;it the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts 
Center, Tuesday. March 
28 and Wednesday, 
March 29 at 8 p.m. 

Mario Marcel directs 
a three-character one- 
act play full of physical 
comedy and energy'. 
Marcel, who also plays 
the role of "El Saluda- 
dor," is a co-founder of 
Teatro de la Luna. He 
has more than 50 years 
of experience in acting, 
theatre education and 
directing throughout 
Europe. South America 
and the Lfnited States. 



Since its founding in 
1991, Teatro de la Luna 
has produced more 
than 50 plays and has 
been a resident of the 
Gun st on Arts Center in 
Arlington. They were 
nominated for the 
Governor's Awards for 
the Arts last year, and in 
1 999 received an award 
from the Cultural Alli- 
ance of Greater Wash- 
ington for their contri- 
bution to the arts. 

"El Saludador" is 
performed in Spanis 
with simultaneous 
translation into English 
via audio headsets. For 
ticket information, con 
tact the Center Ticket 
Office at (301)405- 
7847. 



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March 6, 2001 



Five Instructors Earn Top University Honors 



For their work in 
mathematics, 
sociology and 
public affairs, 
three professors 
received 
Distinguished University 
Professorships, the highest 
campus honor bestowed on 
its faculty. Two others, a pro- 
fessor of art history and one 
of health, received the also 
prestigious Board of Regents 
Faculty Award. 

Nominees for the profes- 
sorships are established 
scholars, held in the highest 
esteem by professional col- 
leagues nationally and inter- 
nationally, whose contribu- 
tions have had a significant 
influence on their discipline 



(1995) drew this praise from 
Government & Politics Alert: 
"...possibly the best writer on 
budgetary matters around 
today..." 

Founder of the university's 
School of Public Affairs, 
Schick's courses on political 
analysis and government 
budgeting receive consistent- 
ly high reveiws from stu- 
dents. Responses to his speak- 
ing engagements include 
"dynamic," "inspirational" and 
"thought-provoking." 

Schick's work in this com- 
plicated field have also 
earned him the National 
Association of Schools of 
Public Affairs and Administra- 
tion 1 998 award for his con- 
tributions. The following year, 




Allen Schick 

and perhaps beyond. The 
title is accompanied by an 
annual honorarium of $5,000 
to support the awardee's 
scholarly activities. 

The Regents award, devel- 
oped by the Council of 
University System Faculty, rec- 
ognizes performances by full- 
time faculty who have distin- 
guished themselves in the 
areas of teaching, research 
and scholarship and service. 
Three awards in three cate- 
gories (teaching, research, and 
service) are given annually. 

Allen Schick's numerous 
contributions to public and 
federal budget policy earn 
him praise from colleagues, 
national leaders and members 
of Congress. He has published 
numerous works addressing 
public management and poli- 
cymaking, including 
"Congress and Money: 
Budgeting, Spending and 
Taxing" (1987), which is now 
a standard reference on the 
subject. His most recent 
work, "The Federal Budget: 
Politics, Policy and Process," 



the American Political 
Science Association recog- 
nized his practical work in 
improving government by 
presenting him with the 
Charles E. Merriam award. 

He coined the term 
"McDonaldization" to refer to 
the routinization of organiza- 
tional life that has spread into 
people's everyday living. 
Sociologist George Ritzer's 



1993 book, "The McDonald- 
ization of Society," played a 
central role in the creation of 
new sub-fields of sociology, 
such as the sociology of con- 
sumption. It has been pub- 
lished in several languages. 

Ritzer repeatedly receives 
teaching awards, on campus 
and national levels. He has 
been a visiting professor at 
universities in England, 
Finland and China. 

He is also known as an 
authority on metatheory, 
which puts forth a science- 
oriented approach to under- 
standing the ways theory is 
used in sociology. An early 
work of his,"Metatheorizing 
in Sociology," stands as must- 
have primer. 

Stuart Ant man is known 
worldwide for his research in 
mechanics and solid matter, 
specifically mathematical elas- 
ticity. Among engineers, he is 
a leading authority on prob- 
lems involving rods, plates 
and shells. For many years he 
edited the Journal of Rational 
Mechanics and Analysis, 
which Is the primary journal 
for precise mathematical 
results in mechanics. 

Though his subject matter 
is complex, colleagues and 
students call his lectures "sim- 
plicity itself" and "lightness 
covering deep learning." 

Amman's work differs 
from classical texts in that 
modern analyses are limited 
to small motions with nearly 
linear constitutive laws and 
classical treatments are typi- 
cally restricted to infinitesi- 
mal motions for restricted 
classes of materials. He devel- 
oped mathematical methods 
for treating steady-state and 
dynamical problems for struc- 
tures that ensure that the gov- 
erning equations do not 





Robin Sawyer 



Stuart Antman 

admit solutions with physical- 
ly unrealistic total compres- 
sions. 

His "special qualities of 
mind" secured him an 
appointment as the editor-in- 
chief of the Archive for 
Rational Mechanics and 
Analysis. He is also on the edi- 
torial board of the Quarterly 
of Applied Mathematics and 
the Journal of Elasticity. 

Called a 
"young star' of 
the art history 
world, Sally 
Promey is recog- 
nized for her con- 
tributions to 
American art his- 
tory, particularly 
religious history. 
Her first book, 
"Spiritual 
Spectacles: Vision 
and Image in Mid- 
Nineteenth- 
Century 
Shakerism," 
received the 
Charles C. 
Eldredge Prize, 

awarded only once every two 
years for the best book on 
American art. Her latest work, 
"Painting Religion in Public: 
John Singer Sargent's 
'Triumph of Religion' at the 
Boston Public Library," 
received the American 
Academy of Religion's Award 
for Excellence in the Study of 
Religion. 

Her work has been credit- 
ed with the creation of a new 
concentration in American 
history: the study of complex 
intersections of religion and 



the visual arts.A book she co- 
edited,"The Visual Culture of 
American Religion," has been 
called a benchmark. It con- 
tains essays by 14 authors 
and is part of a larger project 
involving conferences, sym- 
posia and an exhibition. 

She's received awards and 
fellowships from several out- 
lets, including the Woodrow 
Wilson International Center 




for Scholars and a Paul 
Mellon Senior Fellowship 
from the Center for Advanced 
Study in the Visual Arts. 
Promey also received a three- 
year Lilly Endowment for a 
major conference, exhibition ■ 
and catalogue of "The Visual 
Culture of American 
Religions." 

Robin Sawyer writes 
texts on health education, 
writes screenplays for and 

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In Memoriam 

Frank Goodwyn, retired professor of 
Spanish and author of books about the 
American West, died February 15 at a hospital 
in St, Petersburg, Fia. He was being treated for 
a broken hip and a heart ailment. 

Goodwyn, 89, taught at the university from 
1950-1981, bringing his love of folklore and 
Texas roots to his work. He published novels, 
poetry and histories on the West, including his 
story of growing up a cowboy on a cattle 
ranch. 

He majored in Spanish and English at what 
was then the Texas College of Arts and 
Industry, and received his master's there in 
English. He went on to earn a doctorate in 
folklore from the University of Texas, teaching 
English at the University of Colorado before 
coming to Maryland. 

Besides his story, "Life on the King Ranch," 
Goodwyn also wrote "Poems of the West," and 
two novels, "The Magic of Limping John "and 
"The Black Bull." He also wrote articles on 
Spanish literature for technical journals. His 
contributions to Western folklore earned him 
fellowships and awards. Goodwyn served as 
president of both the Texas Folklore Society 
and the Federal Poets. He was also a member 
of the Modern Language Association and the 
Potomac Corral of Westerners. 

Goodwyn had moved to St. Petersburg 
after 50 years in Silver Spring. He is survived 
by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Goodwyn; 
two sons, Francis E. Goodwyn of Harlan, Ky. 
And L Wayne Goodwyn of Cuero.Tex.; a 
brother and sister, three grandchildren and 
five great-grandchildren. 



"Body Wars": an Eating Disorders Reality Check 



This is Eating Disorders 
Awareness Week, and 
Melinda Adamz is ready 
to debunk cultural myths 
about fat discrimination and body 
size preoccupation. 

On Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 
p.m. in the Colony Ballroom, the 
performer and playwright will 
present "Body Wars," a searing 
exploration of body mythology and 
the eating disorders epidemic in 
this country. 

"At a time when we have 5- and 
6-year-old bulimics and people 
dying from diet drugs, the trudi 
must be told. Someone is getting 
rich off your self-hate," said Adamz, 
the managing director of Horizons 
Theatre: From a woman's 
Perspective, In Arlington, Va. 

"Body Wars "is an interactive 
presentation where participants 
will learn about body types across 
history, how belief systems frame 
altitudes about bodies, and new 
language about bodies. 

"The problem is that most of us 
don't have a non-apologetic vocab- 
ulary to describe die body they 
have been taught to hate," Adamz 
said. "Well, I'm happy to offer it." 

As a preliminary to Adamz' per- 
formance, there will be a Mind- 
Body Spirit Mini-Fair set up in the 
Colony Ballroom lounge area.The 



mini-fair will open at 7 p.m. 

Advocates point out that some 8 
million females and 1 million males 
In the United States have eating 
disorders, largely due to a media 
culture that relentlessly idealizes 
certain body types. 

And these body types, says 
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 
organizer Brenda Alpert Sigall, are 
literally unrealistic. Take just two 
examples: supermodel Cindy 
Crawford and screen darling Julia 
Roberts. The perfect bodies seen 
on the page and screen aren't even 
theirs. 

""Julia Roberts, the ultimate p ret- 
ry woman?' In many of those 
[movie] shots i it's not her body" 
said SigaU.a psychologist at the 
university's Counseling Center. 
"And there is a classic magazine 
cover of Cindy Crawford that was 
created in a lab What I want peo- 
ple to understand is that girls and 
women took at these images and 
feel dissatisfied with their bodies, 
and their self-esteem and sense of 
competence goes down. Virtually 
nobody looks like these images." 

Unreal body image will be the 
subject of one of the mint-fair 
booths. Others will Include a look 
at how the preferred female body 
has changed over time and across 
cultures; a presentation on the 



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destructiveness of dieting; and a 
booth focusing on men and their 
contribution to the prevention o 
eating disorders. 

Sigall noted that men increasing- 
ly are falling prey to eating disor 
ders "We'll be looking at ihe 
fbcus on fitness and the use of 
steroids and bodybuilding drugs, 
and the increase in eating disorders 
in men. particularly in athletes," she 
said. 

While there are no firm statistics 
on eating disorders at UM, Sigall 
said she believes the University 
likely would mirror nationwide 
i rends. "We would expect would 
the majority or women expressing 
body dissatisfaction, the majority of 
women engaging in dieting behav- 
ior, and depending on which study 
you look at, anywhere from 5 to 1 5 
percent with clinical eating disoi 
ders," she said 

Eating Disorders Awareness 
Week is the brainchild of a nation: 
organization called Eating 
Disorders Awareness &. Prevention 
or EDAPThe Maryland event is cr> 
sponsored by the Counseling 
Center, the Panhellenic Task Force 
on Eating Disorders, the Health 
(truer and Pepsi Corp. 

For more information, conta< 
Sigall at bas@wfam.umd.edu or p; 
sonsShealth. umd.edu. 



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produces award-wirrning films on 
human sexuality, advises Panhellenic 
organizations and mentors other 
teachers. He is considered by his 
peers to be an excellent example of a 
teacher and administrator. 

Called "the master of the large lec- 
ture hall," Sawyer manages to engage 
students in a number of topics. He 
launched peer education programs 
and programs to enhance students' 
understanding of sexual health, alco- 
hol use and abuse, sexual assault and 
other other areas of personal well- 
ness. 

The Panhellenic Association and 
the Interfraternity Council at the uni- 
versity named him Outstanding 
Teacher of the Year 12 years in a row. 
The Center for Teacher Excellence 
invited him to join its staff. He's been 
selected as a Lilly-Center for Teaching 
Excellence Fellow. 

His film,"AIDS:A Decision for Life," 
(1988) is used by more than 650 edu- 
cational institutions in the U.S. And 
abroad. A 1991 work on date rape, 
"Playing the Game," is used by more 
than 470 colleges, universities, public 
and private school systems and 
organizations in the U.S., Canada and 
Great Britain. This film won third 
place in the Houston International 
Film Festival in 1992. 

According to colleagues. Sawyer's 
connection with his students and his 
willingness to serve not only the 
campus, but the community at large 
earns him the Regents' distinction. 



Michael Collier Named State Poet Laureate 



He apologizes for not 
having more time to 
talk.There's this 
reception he has to 
get to, and then a 
morning flight to New York, and 
then... 

life is full for Michael Collier, tire 
state's new poet laureate. His latest 
book of poetry happens to be a 
finalist for the National Book Critics 
Circle Award AND a Los Angeles 
Times book prize (he's flying to 
New York to hear the winners). He 
also co-directs the university's cre- 
ative writing program, while direct- 
ing the country's oldest writers' con- 
ference, Bread Loaf, which is in its 
77th year. 

Gov, Parris Glendening's selection 
of Collier to spread the gospel of the 
creatively written word seems per- 
fect. 

"I'll be out visiting schools, 
libraries, cultural institutions around 
the state "says Collier. 41 1 do some of 
this anyway, this will formalize some 
of what I do" 



Collier's appointment foBows that 
of Roland Flint, who served from 
1 995 until cancer forced his retire- 
ment In October last year. He died in 
January. Flint taught English at 
Georgetown University for 29 years 
and published several volumes of 
poetry. According to Collier, he left a 
wonderful legacy for future laure- 
ates. 

"You always have in explain poet- 
ry," says Collier with ;i sigh.*People 
always look at you a little odd when 
you explain what you do. It doesn't 



seem like a line of work. People are 
relieved to see, Oh you teach.' 
Roland Flint was such an active 
poet laureate, not that I could fol- 
low in his steps. He gave an amazing 
amount of time. He opened up 
some doors that I can walk through 
easier." 

Collier's gifts to creative writing 




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Michael Collier 

and its survival include the revival of 
Bread Loaf Writers Conference. 
Located in Middlebury,Vt.,and spon- 
sored by Middlehury College, the 
conference lists esteemed writers 
such asToni Morrison, Robert Frost 
and Isaac A-simov as alumni. For 
Collier, however, it 's all about words 
and ordinary people. 

Hue of the things that has hap 
pehed in the last decade or so, and 
dial's through very active poet laure- 



ates working out of the Library of 
Congress. People have an under- 
standing of what a poet is." 

Collier, who is dad to 3-year-old 
and 1 6-year-old sons, hopes to build 
on this understanding while address- 
ing Maryland's young people. Just 
how do you get a room of young 
people to appreciate poetry? 

"First, you never ta 
down to them. It's 
clearly about your pas- 
sion. You always speak 
on your passion, tha 
begins to carry ther 
along a little bit. If 
you're in a hall with 
300 students and 
lights are a tittle dim, 
they're going to drop 
off a little bit. Some of 
them will listen. 

"A lot of times what 
interests students is 
when they get a sense 
of how and why poet- 
ry became such a pas- 
sion in your life " 

For Collier, it began 
with the mystery of 
language. "When reading books, I 
was interested in how language 
could create alternate worlds." 

He begin to try and create those 
worlds himself. "It's such a powerful 
and mysterious access to the human 
spirit Everybody has some relation- 
ship with language [beyond its daily 
communication!, whether through 
songs, jokes, Stories: MOS1 kids have 
had a good experience reading at 
least one good book." 



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Harvard Professor to Lecture 
on Religion and Science 



"This study validates what we have 
known for years, that the University of 
Maryland is the state's most important 
asset. 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 the 
state." — President C. D. Mote Jr. reflects 
on an economic tmpact study done by 
the Jacob France Center of the 
University of Baltimore. Tbe report 
Stated for each dollar invested by tbe 
General Assembly in the university, 
$5.93 was registered in economic activi- 
ty. In all, tbe statewide impact is $1.8 
billion. (Maryland Daily Record, Feb. 23) 

'University of Maryland spokesman 
George Cathcart said Fujitsu will serve as 
one of the first tenants of a research park 
without walls,' located in available facili- 
ties around College Park." — Cathcart, 
director of university communications, 
adds to tbe announcement that Fujitsu 
Laboratories Ltd. will a open a new 
research institute-one of two in tbe 
U.S. -for advanced computer technology 
near campus. Tbe university is moving 
forward with its goal of establishing 
near-by tech agreements with private 
companies. rWashtech.com Feb. 26) 

"However, Berlin asserts that though 'we 
expect a biblical book to be serious,' this 
was fiction meant to provoke laughter. It 
wasn't satire that attacked the Persian 
regime or lifestyle. 'Its purpose is come- 
dy, not critique.' Instead, she labels it 
burlesque or farce, low comedy.' " 
— Adete Berlin, professor of English, con- 
tends tbe biblical book of Esther to be a 
matter of humor. (Associated Press, Feb. 
26) 

"It was natural that people would start 
using the B-word." —Brodle Remington, 
vice president for university relations, 
responds to the netvs that tbe University 
System of Maryland entertained the 
idea of making the System-wide develop- 
ment campaign a one billion dollar 
effort, an increase of $300,000,000. The 
two largest fund-raising components of 
the system-tbe University of Maryland, 
College Park and tbe University of 
Maryland, Baltimore — have newly creat- 
ed foundations, and would not join a 
billion dollar effort. Tbe university is 
by far the most successful arm of tbe 
state system at raising funds. It has 
almost raised its stated goat of 
$350,000,000 in the Bold Vision Bright 
Future campaign a year ahead of sched- 
ule. (Associated Press, Feb. 25) 

"A day after his new appointment was 
announced, Collier also spoke of how his 
new title allows him to cast a wide poetic 
net across the Old line state. You're kind 
of invited to imagine what you might do 
with it,' says Collier..," —Michael Collier, 
professor of English, reflects on being 
named the state's poet laureate by Gov. 
Parris Glendening. His plans on being 
an active poet laureate. (Baltimore Sun. 
March I) 

"For over a quarter of a century, ideas 
have been considered to build a connec- 
tor road from the Capital Beltway direct- 
ly to the University of Maryland campus. 
In the past, various reasons have been put 
forth to push this idea, but currently the 
sheer numbers of cars and frustrations of 



drivers must be given consideration by 
building this connecting roadway now. 
This roadway needn't be a major high- 
way.A simple two- or three-lane road will 
do." — A College Park resident pleads on 
bended knee to Gov. Parris Glendening 
to alleviate tbe traffic problems of Route 
I, for both the local citizenry and cam- 
pus community. (Prince George's Journal. 
March I) 

"It dramatizes how Washington has 
changed. Institutions were once para- 
mount above political interests. No 
longer." — Allen Schick, professor of pub- 
lic affairs, laments the partisanship of 
Congress as both political parties take 
legislative shortcuts to gain advantage 
over the other, sacrificing cifillty and 
tbe common good. (Wall Street Journal, 
March I) 

"I think it would be a bad idea to cut 
rates before the next meeting (of the 
Fed).. .It takes quite a while for rate cuts 
to grab, and Greenspan has already done 
enough to kick-start the markets." —Peter 
Mortd, professor in tbe Smith School of 
Business and a member of the 
Wasbington4}ased Economic Strategy 
Institute, advises Alan Greenspan on 
what to do with a skittish economy. 
(Toronto Globe & MaiL March I) 

"The Bush administration has carefully 
avoided the fast-track' label. Many 
Americans have come to associate it unfa- 
vorably with a trade policy that takes no 
account of other values, such as human 
rights, that the public holds dear... The 
label 'fast-track' has become the essence 
of what people object to in trade policy." 
— Steve Kull, director of tbe Program on 
International Policy in the School of 
Public Affairs, explains why tbe Bush 
administration does not label its 'fast- 
track' legislation as sucb. (Washington 
Times, March 1) 

"This is a trend that began in the '60s 
when large companies started losing their 
appeal. Students want more independ- 
ence now and are confident they can 
make it on their own... We are also doing 
a better job of preparing them. Students, 
even in high school, are getting a better 
grounding in entrepreneurship, and this 
program provides them with the tools to 
enhance their chances for success." — 
Robert Baum, co-dtrector of tbe Hinman 
Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities 
Program, comments on entrepre- 
neurship among the young, and how 
tbe university is allowing its students to 
follow through on their business dream. 
(Daily Record, Feb. 21) 

"Last fall, nearly 70 students tried out for 
the University of Maryland's co-ed group 
PanemoniUM, one of six a cappella 
groups on campus. This month, the 
group held auditions, again culling more 
than 40 applicants down to 20 who 
returned for call backs. Those remaining 
sang seemingly endless rounds of the 
Indigo Girls' 'Shame on You' in four-part 
harmony while members leaned in close 
to listen." — A cappella singing is get- 
ting very popular on Maryland cam- 
puses, and the Baltimore Sun used the 
university group, PandemoniUM, to tell 
the glories of singing not only In the 
words, but also voicing tbe instru- 
ments. (Feb. 25) 



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orld renowned 
astronomer and 
historian of sci- 
ence Owen 
Gingerich of 
Harvard University will be giving a 
public lecture on "Galileo; Hero or 
Heretic" in Room 2203 of the Art- 
Sociology Building at 7:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday, March 7. 

"Every discussion of the alleged 
opposition between religion and 
science makes reference to the 
persecution of Galileo," said Imad 
Aldean Ahmad, who teaches an 
honors course/Religion, Science 
and Freedom." Ah m ad's course and 
Gingerich's lecture are funded by a 
grant from the Freedom Project of 
the Templeton Foundation. 

Galileo Galilei's problems 
stemmed from the fact that 
Catholic theologians in the early 
17th century argued that Psalm 
KM required a fixed earth and a 
geocentric cosmology. After his 
pioneering telescopic discoveries, 
Galileo suggested that "the Bible 
tells how to go to heaven, not how 
the heavens go," but when he 
defended the heliocentric system 
too vigorously, the aging astro- 
nomer was forced by the 
Inquisition to disclaim any such 
beliefs, and he was placed under 
house arrest for the rest of his life. 

"The Galileo Affair" came into 
the news again with the Vatican's 
attempt to rehabilitate the famed 



17th-century scientist. Gingerich 
will examine the intellectual con- 
troversy over the Book of Nature 
versus the Book of Scripture, novel 
scientific interpretations versus a 
highly literal reading of the Bible. 
He will explain how Galileo aban- 
doned the traditional ways of 
establishing scientific truth, and by 
so doing effectively changed the 
rules of science forever after. 

Gingerich is c o-author of two 
successive standard models for the 
solar atmosphere, the first to take 
iUtp account rocket and satellite 
observations of the sun; die second 
of these papers has received over 
500 literature citations. 

In the past three decades 
Professor Gingerich has become a 
leading authority on the 17th-cen- 
tury German astronomer Johannes 
Kepler and on Nicholas 
Copernicus, the 16th- century cos- 
mologist who proposed the helio- I 
centric system. The Harvard- 
Smithsonian astronomer has under- 
taken a personal survey of 
Copernicus' great book,"De revolu- 
tionibus," and he has now seen 580 
sixteenth-century copies in 
libraries scattered tliroughout 
Europe and North America, as well 
as those in China and Japan. 

In recognition of these studies 
he was awarded the Polish govern- 
ment's Order of Merit in 1981, and 
more recently an asteroid has been 
named in his honor. 



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Nyumburu to Create 
Lunch Discussion Series 



Later this month, Nyumburu Cultural Center will 
begin a series of informal, educational lunch hour 
discussions and lectures designed to offer faculty 
and staff a chance to learn something new. 

"It's eclectic. Say someone is doing research on a topic, 
but it is not ready for publication," says interim director 
Ron Zeigler. "They could share it with the campus commu 
nity for feedback." 

Zeigler is seeking potential presenters and topics in 
areas such as intercultural communication, health and 
society, inequalities in a national and global context, 
schooling in America and the future of artistic and musi- 
cal forms in the 2 1st century global economy. 

While faculty are welcome to present topics for discus- 
sion, Zeigler hopes the series will be an outlet for staff 
and graduate students as well. He would like instructors 
to he able to assign the brown bag sessions for class 
assignments. 

The goal is to formalize the relationship between 
Nyumburu and the academic community. It is also a way, 
says Zeigler, to open Nyumburu to more of the campus. 
He has already secured collaborations with those in edu- 
cation i criminology, sociology and counseling. 

"The topics are more human interest-type topics, such 
as employees who may have concerns about legal issues, 
rights,* he said, "Or a classified person who goes back to 
school late in life may be interested in something on re- 
entry." 

For more information, contact Zeigler at 314-7760 or 
rzeigler@deans.umd.edu 



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University's Technology 
Wing Shows Off 




The goal: "To transform Maryland into the natior 
technology center to include our research universi- 
ty, federal organizations, and tech-based companies 
both small and large" 

So stated William DesUer, vice president of research and 
dean of the Graduate School, during the opening session 
of the Sixth Annual Electrical Engineering, Computing and 
Systems Research Review Day last week. 

Judging by the range of projects on showcase and 
those being proposed, Destler is well on his way to fulfill- 
ing the goal. 

Held at the Inn and Conference Center, the day gave 
university professors and students a chance to show 
industry representative ail manner of technology projects. 

Destler also touted the university's man)' collabora- 
tions, such as with the FDA, the National Security Agency, 
and the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms. 



Proposals for Winter 
Term Programs Abroad for 
January 2002 Due April 1 

This past Winter term there were 10 very suc- 
cessful programs abroad. Both the faculty and 
students involved found them to be intense and 
rewarding educational experiences. 

Since the programs for January 2002 need to 
begin being publicized before the end of this 
semester, all proposals for next year must be 
submitted no later then April 1, as a minimum 
of two weeks is needed to develop promotion- 
al materials. Offerings will be publicized by 
mid-April. 

If you are interested in developing program 

abroad, please contact Rick Weaver as soon as 

possible at rweaver@deans.umd.edu or at (301) 

314-7747. 




Bevies of children from Prince George's County schools arrive at the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center for Read Across America Day March 2. The event featured readings, puppet shows 
and theatrical performances. 



Internet Voting 

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oting continues to decline," 
said Paul Herrnson, director 
of the Center for American 
Politics and Citizenship at 
the University of Maryland 
and a panel member. 

The shift to Internet vot- 
ing could, however, have 
some undesirable social side 
effects. For example, remote 
Internet voting would make 
it easier to conduct direct 
referenda. If a citizens group 
wanted to reduce taxes or 
press some other initiative, 
they could push for a special 
election. On the Internet it 
would be much easier and 
cheaper. Instead of a few 
each year, hundreds would 
be possible. "Interest groups 
could bypass the legislative 
process, undermining the 
deliberative nature of our 
political system," Herrnson 
said. 



To address many of these 
issues, the panel recommend- 
ed a series of technical and 
social research studies. 
"Election officials around the 
country will be making once- 
in-a-generation decisions on 
new election systems over 
the next several of years," 
Mote said. "It's important that 
these decisions be grounded 
in a solid base of knowledge." 

Funded by the National 
Science Foundation, the 
panel's work responded to a 
1999 White House request 
for a study of the feasibility 
of Internet voting. The non- 
partisan IPI is the nation's 
first independent, nonprofit 
research and educational l\ 
Institute created to provide 
objective, high-quality analy- 
sis of the key issues affecting 
the global development and 
use of the Internet. 

The full report will be 
available at www.internet- 
pohcy.org. 



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The Committee on Africa & the Americas 2000-2001 Program 
"Resistance and Social Justice in Africa and the Diaspora" presents 



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Issues in the African Diaspora" 

Summer 2000 Research and Travel Grant Presentations 

Friday, March 9, 2001 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Nyumburu Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room 



10-11:15 a.m. 
Panel I: "Issues in Education Across the African Diaspora" 

Tonya Mason, Psychology, "Parental Attachment and Communal Support As Related 
to African- American Students' Adjustment to College" 



Mary Henn-Lecordier, Academy of Leadership, "Saying 'No' to Sexual Harassment : A Universal 
Right? Experiences of Maiawian School Girls and One American Researcher" 

Heather Rellihan, Women's Studies, "You Tink Was A Easy Lesson?': 
Education and Identity* in Grenada" 



11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
Panel II: "Women in the African Diaspora" 

FJsa Barkley-Brown, History & Women's Studies, "'Battling with the Times': 
The Political Thought of Maggie Lena Walker" 

Lynn Bolles, Anthropology, women's Studies, "Chasing A Dollar Business Women 

in Negril. Jamaica" 

Laura DeRose, Sociology, "Onset And Sustainabuity of Ferflliry 
Transition in Kenya: lessons for Other Africa" 

1:45-3:00 pm 
Panel III: "Cultural Contact and Exchange in the African Diaspora* 

Julie Synder, Germanic Sttidies,"Thc Status of the German Language In Africa: 
Focus on the German-Namibian Community" 

Gisele-Audrey Mills, Ethnomusicology,*'Bloco Afro: Music, Identity, and Resistance" 

Marsha Gordon & Devin Orgeron, English, "An Interview with Issac lulien" 

• For more information, call (301) 405-6835 • 



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Science Gets a Jump Start 

The College of Life Sciences will be 
sponsoring a summer science immer- 
sion program for high school students 
interested in a career in the life sci- 
ences. The Jump Start program will 
offer one-week sessions beginning July 
23, JUlf 30 and Aug. 6. Program descrip- 
tions and applications can be found at 
www.life.umd.edu/hhmi/applications. 
html. Children of campus faculty and 
staff are encouraged to apply. 

The application deadline is March 
1 5. For more information, contact 
Kacl Thompson at (301) 405-3353 or 
at rTHiMI@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. life . umd .edu/hhmi/. 

Corporate Calendar Control 

Learn to manage your Corporate 
Time online calendar and propose 
meetings to others in these free train- 
ing classes. Basic client training is 
offered on March 14 (9-11 a.m.) and 
March 30 (10 a.m. -noon); designate 
training for experienced users is 
offered on March 14 (1-1:45 p.m.) and 
March 29 (9-9:45 a.m.). Registration is 
required at www.oit.umd.edu/sc 

For more information, contact the 
Training Coordinator at (301) 405-2945 
or at oit-training@umail.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc/ .WWW/ 
corpreg.html. 

Concord Ensemble 

Since its founding in 1996, the early 
music vocal group Concord Ensemble 
has won numerous competitions. The 
ensemble will delight campus audi- 
ences with their program of 
Renaissance music, featuring several 
newly rediscovered manuscripts of 
sacred Latin- American colonial works, 
on Saturday, March 3 1 . 

The performance will take place in 
the Memorial Chapel at 8 p.m. A free 
pre-concert discussion will be held at 



Concorde Ensemble 

6:30 p.m. For more information, call 
(301) 405-7847 or visit www.clarice- 
smithcenter.umd.edu. 

Spring 2001 Research 
& Development Series 

The Counseling Center will offer a 
series of presentations in Its Spring 
2001 Research and Development 
Meetings during the spring. 

The nest meeting will take place on 
March 1 4, with a lecture on the subject 
of "How School Integrated Transition 
Programs Affect Post-school Outcomes 
for Students with Disabilities." The pre- 
senter will be Ellen Fabian, Associate 
Professor, Counseling and Personnel 
Services. 



Meetings are scheduled on 
Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. 
over bag lunch in Room 0114 
Counseling Center (Shoemaker 
Building). Presenting speakers 
are asked to allow time for dis- 
cussion by completing their 
presentations by 1 2:30. All 
interested faculty, staff, and 
graduate students are invited 
to attend. The series will con- 
tinue through May 9. 

For more information, 
contact Stacey Holmes at 
seholmes@wam.umd.edu. 



String Along 




The Guameri String 
Quartet, one of the world's 
greatest string quartets, will 
hold its second on-campus 
open rehearsal of the semes- 
ter. The quartet members, now 
in the 37th season together, 
are artists-in-residence at the 
School of Music. 

The free performance will 
take place on Thursday, March 
8 at 7 p.m. at the Guildenhorn 
Recital Hall in the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-7847 or visit www. 
eiaricesmithcenter. umd.edu. 

Considering Classisr 



The University of Maryland Chapter 
of the NAACP the Office of Campus 
Programs and Student Involvement and 
Community Advocacy present Part II of 
the 5-part "isms" series: "Classism and 
the Black Community" will be present- 
ed by Linda Williams of the Depart- 
ment of Government and Politics. 

The lecture will take place on 
Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the 
Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. For more information, 
contact Renique Quick at (301) 314- 
8341 or at cor413@yahoo.com. 

Golf Course Gets Hep 

Jazz up your spring every 
Thursday in March until Spring 
Break with the exciting sounds 
of Cheek To Cheek from 5:30- 
8:30 p.m. at the Golf Course 
Clubhouse. Complimentary hors 
d'oeuvres are served until 7 p.m. 
along with all of your favorite 
beverages at special prices. For a 
complete evening out, have 
some dinner with your }azz — 

choose from the Golf Course's menu 

of salads, shrimp, crabcakes, burgers 

and more. 

For more information, contact 

Nancy Loomis at (301) 403-4240 or 

nloomis@dining.umd ,e du . 

Women's Works 

Works by women artists from 177 
countries will be featured in the show 
coming to the Art Gallery later this 
month. "Women of the World: A Global 
Collection of Art" opens March 2 1 at 
the Art Gallery. 

Each piece created for this exhibi- 
tion in order to express the artists' 
experience of being a woman. The 
works vary in style, materials and tech- 
nique, many of which are particular to 




"El Saiudador (Hello, How Nice to See Yo 
one of Argentina's best-known playwrights, will be performed by 
the Arlington, Virginia-based Teatro de la Luna on the stage of the 
Studio Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Shows are scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday. 
March 29 at 8 p.m. The play will be performed in Spanish with 
simultaneous translation into English. For more information, call 
the Center Ticket Office at (301) 405-7847. 



the artists' native country. 

Traditional techniques such as 
embroidery and applique are present, 
as are new digital technologies. Certain 
themes appear frequently (mother- 
hood, labor, gender bias and political 
oppression), crossing geographic 
boundaries. 

Curator Claudia DeMonte, professor 
and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, 
spent two years organizing this exhib- 
it, prompted by her observance of the 
wide variety of women's experiences 
during her extensive travels to more 
than 75 countries. 

A fully illustrated catalogue with 
essays by DeMonte and Arlene Raven is 
available. After the completion of the 
tour, the artworks witl be sold at auc- 
tion, with all proceeds benefiting the 
New York Women's Foundation. 

On March 28, there will be a round- 
table discussion from 2-5 p.m. and a 
reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Art 
Gallery. The show will remain until 
April 21 . For more information, call 
(301) 405-1472. 

Teaching Diversity 

The Center for Teaching Excellence 
and the Faculty Relations Committee 
of the Diversity Initiative present 
"Teaching Diversity Courses: Models 
and Techniques for Success." The work- 
shop will feature models of successful 
diversity courses and will invite discus- 
sion on how best to integrate diversity 
elements in teaching. Topics will 
include integrating diversity into the 
curriculum, creating awareness of dif- 
ferent groups' divergent experiences of 
campus environments, skills for manag- 
ing discussion of controversial topics, 
and exploring how diversity teaching 
affects educational outcomes. 

The distinguished panel will include 
faculty members from the Depart- 
ments of Economics, Asian & East 
Europe Language and Culture, 



Kinesiology, and Cell Biology and 
Molecular Generics. 

The workshop will be held on 
Wednesday, March 7 from 2:30-4 p.m. 
in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall. Light refreshments will be served. 
All members of the university commu- 
nity are invited to attend. RSVP is 
requested; to do so online, visit www. 
umd.edu/C7TE/rsvp.html. Otherwise, 
contact Inayet Sahin at (301) 405-9980 
or at cte@umail.umd.edu. 

Award Nominations 
Requested m^^^^^^ 



The LillyCTE Teaching Fellows and 
the Office of Academic Affairs 
announce the 2000-2001 competition 
for the Annual Award for Departmental 
Excellence & Innovation in Under- 
graduate Teaching. The awards, 
totalling $7,500, seek to recognize 
notable improvements in undergradu- 
ate education on the department, pro- 
gram, or university level. Any campus 
department, program, or interdepart- 
mental program can apply. 

Application forms can be obtained 
from the CTE Web site at www.umd, 
edu/CTE and must be received by 
March 28. For more information, con- 
tact Kaci Thompson at 001) 405-2160 
or kt21@umail.umd.edu. 



Brass Acts 



The Prism Bass Quintet, resident 
artists at the School of Music, will per- 
form with genre-defying jazz group 
Jerseyband in a program that features 
the world premiere of a piece written 
specifically for the two ensembles, as 
well as a new prize-winning work by 
New York composer Edward Green, 

The free concert will take place on 
Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in the 
Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-7847.