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The UNrvERsrrv of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 75. Number 23. April 3, 2001 

Ray Gillian, flanked by Teresa McCain of University Communications (I) and Angie Bass of the Office of Human 
Relations (r), says farewell to friends and colleagues at a reception given by President J.D. Mote on Thursday. 
Gillian, whose last day was Friday, served as assistant to the president for 17 years as an advisor on equity 
and diversity issues. He has been on the campus since 1977. He will fill a newly created position, assistant 
provost and director of opportunities and affirmative action, at Johns Hopkins University. 

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Campus Voices Opinions 
on Facilities' Pedestrian- 
Friendly Master Plan 

Housing and safety, not green spaces and 
growth, were chief concerns for several 
people attending last Thursday's town 
hall meeting on the Facilities Master Plan. 

Representatives from Avers Saint Gross, one of the 
consulting firms working with Facilities Management 
on the design efforts for the 1 0-year plan, presented 
their ideas to nearly 50 faculty, staff and students 
gathered in an auditorium of the Biology-Psychology 
building. Attendees also heard from two other part- 
ners in the effort, Martin Alexiou Bryson and Bio- 
Habitats. The forum offered a chance for the campus 
community to offer their thoughts on the plan. 

Adam Gross, who spoke on behalf of his firm, 
talked about the three layers, or areas of considera- 
tion, that guides the work: the environment, which 
includes sustainable growth and stewardship of the 
land; transportation, which takes parking and traffic 
into account; and community impact, which factors 
in how the university's growth affects the surround- 
ing area. 

The location of new buildings will come naturally 
as those things are considered, he said. 

Overall, attendees supported the idea of closing 
off the campus center core and creating a shuttle 
loop. Also favorably received was the idea of creat- 
ing more green space on the campus by reclaiming 

continued on page 4 

University Center Yields Another World Leader 

For the second time this 
semester, a faculty member in 
the university's Center for 
International Economics has 
accepted a senior 
position with a 
major interna- 
tional bank. 
will be the 
new chief 
for the Asian 
Bank (ADB). 
His colleague, 
Calvo, the cen- 
ter's director, was 

recently appointed to a similar 
position with the Inter- 
American Development Bank, 
the Latin American counter- 
part to the ADB. 

As a direct advisor to 
the ADB president, 
Panagariya will influ- 
ence social policy 
issues as well as 
economic ones. 
When the bank 
makes loans to 
member nations, it 
usually attaches 
certain policy 
designed to improve 
social conditions and 
stabilize the economy. 

"But in the end, the best way 
to counter poverty is through 
growth," said Panagariya. 

As chief economist, he will 
head up the internal research 
department of the ADB. "The 
intellectual climate there is 
OK, but I want to revitalize 
the research department," said 
Panagariya. To accomplish 
this, he plans to hold confer- 
ences, start a regular seminar 
series and have direct interac- 
tion with the economists. He 
hopes to bring new life and 
energy to the ADB by chal- 
lenging the ADB staff to be 
more innovative. 

continued on page 3 

Melding the Best of Two 
Cultures for Global Good 

New Director of Chinese Institute Has High Hopes 

University of Maryland Leaps 
Forward in U.S. News & World 
Report Graduate Rankings 

£~\ everal Maryland 
^^ programs surged 
\J forward In the latest 
rankings of graduate 
schools by U.S. News and 
World Report magazine. 
The Robert H. Smith 
School of Business jumped 
five places overall to 29th, 
one spot ahead of 
Michigan State, Arizona 
and Minnesota, while the 
school's graduate program 
in management informa- 
tion systems was ranked 

ninth nationally in the 
2002 Graduate School 
rankings published this 
week by U.S. News and 
World Report. 

Meanwhile, several pro- 
grams in the School of 
Public Affairs jumped sig- 
nificantly while the school 
itself moved from 20th in 
1998, when it was last 
ranked, to a tie for 19th 
overall with Duke, George 
Washington, Pittsburgh 
and New York University. 

The Social Policy program 
leapt from 19th to 10th, 
Public Budgeting and 
Finance went from 18th to 
Urth, and Environmental 
Policy from 10th to ninth. 
"The Maryland School 
of Public Affair's new top 
10 national rankings in 
Environmental Policy, 
Social Policy and Public 
Finance and Budgeting sig- 
nals the school's leap into 

continued on page 3 

There is a scene in the 
movie "Joy Luck Club" 
in which a mother, 
fleeing Japanese 
troops during World War II, 
abandons her baby by the side 
of a road as she and many of her 
countrymen leave their villages. 
It is heart- wrenching to watch. 
The despair that led to her deci- 
sion is palpable. 

Chuan Sheng Liu knows this 
pain well, because his family 
traveled that same road when 
he was 5 years old. His mother 
gave birth to his brother on a 
train during their three-month 

While the 
movie's portrayal of 
that exodus is pow- 
erful, Liu says, it 
does not capture 
the reality. "It was 
much worse," he says, 
quietly. "That is why 
this is a peacemaking 
center. We can't have 
more war." 

Liu is speaking 
of the Institute for 
Global Chinese . 
Affairs, of which he 
has been named the 
new director and is 
one of its founders. 
Though the United 
States and China 
were on the same 

side during that war, Liu says he 
would like the institute to help 
prevent any country from ever 
going through such horror. 

The official mission of the 
four-year-old institute includes 
four goals; 

• Foster a greater understand- 
ing in the United States of the 
Chinese-speaking world 

• Promote better Chinese- 
American relations by recogniz- 
ing different historical experi- 
ences and cultural values, 
emphasizing common interests 
in peace, prosperity and stabili- 
ty, and developing workable 
strategies to resolve and avoid 

• Assist in devising sustain- 
able development programs for 

• Provide superior education- 
al opportunities for students in 
Asian and Chinese studies and 
to assist in expanding and 
improving Chinese studies at 
the university. 

For Liu, it is much simpler: 
the center should lead the way 
in improving relationships 
between the two powerful 
countries so that collaboration, 
not conflict, become common- 
place. The fact that Chinese- 
American relations are often 

continued on page 3 

April 3, 2001 



9 a.m.-4 p.m., Workshop; "Web 
Designer and Developer Pro- 
gram." Learn to design accessi- 
ble and attractive pages. Copy- 
right and intellectual property, 
usability, and more. Tuesdays 
and Thursdays from April 3-24. 
4404 Computer & Space 
Science. See 
WebDeveloper for registration, 
fees and prerequisites. Contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945 or 

12:30 p.m.. Lecture: "The Birth 
of a Birth Cohort Study: The 
New British Millennium 
Cohort Stud}'." With Heather 
Joshi, Deputy Director of the 
Centre for Longitudinal Studies 
at the University of London. 
Part of the Center on Popu- 
lation, Gender, and Social 
Inequality's "Demography of 
Inequality" series. 21 15, Art- 
Sociology. Contact akennedy® or call 5-6403. 

4 p.m., Physics Colloquium: 
"High Temperature Supercon- 
ductivity 14Years On: What 
Have We Learned and What are 
the Open Questions? "With 
Andrew J. Millis, Professor of 
Physics, Center for Materials 
Theory and Department of 
Physics, Rutgers University. 
Preceded by refreshments at 
3:30. 1410 Physics. Call 5-3401. 

4 p.m., Lecture and Discussion: 
"Why Do We Need Gandhi?" 
With Naresh Dadhich, profes- 
sor of political Science at the 
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. 
Sponsored by the University 
Honors Program.The Baha'i 
Chair for World Peace, and the 
Center for International 
Development and Conflict 
Management. Honors Lounge, 
Anne Arundel Hall. 

5:30 p.m., Lecture: "Resources 
for the Entrepreneur." with 
Donald Spero, director of the 
Dingman Center for Entrepre- 
neurship. Part of the Hirunan 
CEOs Program's Successful 
Entrepreneur Series. Rouse 
Room, Van Munching Hall. 
Contact 5-3677 or, or visit 

W e dn e s da y 
april 4^^^^m 

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m„ Workshop: 
"Introduction to University 
Printing Services." An overview 
of the campus printing facility 
including resources and servic- 
es available. Printing Services, 
Patapsco Building. For informa- 
tion or to register, call 5-5651. 

Your Guide to University Events 

April 3-10 

12-1 p.m., Research & Develop- 
ment Meeting: "Suicidal Idea- 
tion and Depression Among 
College Age Students: Epidemi- 
ology and Treatment." With 
Jeremy Kisch, Senior Director 
for Clinical Education, National 
Mental Health Associates. 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
BIdg. Contact Stacey Holmes at 

12:30-2 p.m., Lecture: "What's 
So Great About Novgorod-the- 
Great: Tri-Sectoral Cooperation 
and Symbolic Management." 
With Natalia Dinello. 1101 
Morrill Hall. Contact 5-01 17 or, or 

3:30 p.m., Lecture: "What Have 
We Learned from Five Years of 
Welfare Reform?"With Rebec- 
ca Blank, Dean of the Gerald R. 
Ford School of Public Policy at 
the University of Michigan. 
Part of the "Demography of 
Inequality" series. 2309 Art- 
Sociology. Contact 5-6403 or 

4-5 p.m., Astronomy Colloqui- 
um: "The KPNO International 
Spectroscopic Survey for Near- 
by Emission-Line Galaxies." 
With Dr. Caryl Gron wall, Johns 
Hopkins University. 2400 
Computer & Space Science. 
Colloquia are usually preceded 
by coffee and followed by an 
informal reception (both in 
0254 C&SS). Contact 5-8786 or 

Haim:The Goldberg Variations." 
With accompanist Andre 
Gribou. Free-spirited, humor- 
ous solo interpretations include 
audience participation. Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847.* 



8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Workshop: 
"Introduction to University 
Printing Services." An overview 
of the campus printing facility 
including resources and servic- 
es available. Printing Services, 
Patapsco Building. Call 5-5651. 

10 a.m., Performance: "Andr6 
Watts Piano Masterclass." 
World-famous pianist and artist 
in residence at the School of 
Music gives his final master- 

class of the school year. 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

7:30 p.m.,Performance:"Harp 
Studio Recital." Students of fac- 
ulty member Rebecca Anstine 
Smith perform transcribed solo 
works by Handel, Bach and 
Respighi and originals by 
Dussek, Salzedo and Tournier. 
Ensemble works include The 
Swan, transcribed by Salzedo 
for cello and harp; a movement 
of Damase's Sonata for Flute 
and Harp; Faure's Pavane, 
arranged for three harps; and 
Geza Frid's Fuga voor Harfen 
(Fugue for Harps). Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Aits Center. Call 5-7847. 

8 pjn., Dance Performance:" Mark 
Haim:The Goldberg Variations." 
With accompanist Andre 
Gribou. Free-spirited, humor- 
ous solo interpretations include 
audience participation. Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847.* 

*Fri da y 


5 p.m., Reception : " Middle 
Atlantic Symposium in the 
History of Art." Kicks off a 2- 
day series. (Details in For 
Your Interest, p. 4.) 

8 p.m., Performance: "Muir 
String Quartet" perform works 
by Haydn and Shostakovich. 
Guest clarinetist David Shifrin 
joins in for Mozart's "Clarinet 
Quintet." The Inn & Confer- 
ence Center. Call 5-7847.* 

S aturday 
april 7 

8 a.m. -5 p.m.. Workshop: 
"Wilderness First Aid Course," 
a two-day national certification 
course conducted by SOLO 
wilderness medicine school. 
Outdoor Recreation Center. 
Call 5-PLAY.' 


Sun day 

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workshop: 
"Wilderness First Aid Course," 
a two-day national certification 
course conducted by SOLO 
wilderness medicine school. 
Outdoor Recreation Center. 
Call 5-PLAY* 

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Women from around the campus shared In a variety of foods, 
presentations and entertainment during "Holistic Medicine from 
a Diverse Perspective," held last week in Marie Mount Hall. 
Demonstrating the benefits of balance in the body, Mary L. Lu 
(pictured), a fertg shui consultant from Bethesda, took the room 
through a tew exercises. The event was sponsored by the 
President's Commission on Women's Issues, the Women of Color 
Committee and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education. 

•Mo n da 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Workshop: "New 
Employee Orientation" H01U 
Chesapeake Building. Lunch 
provided. CaU 5-5651. 

12 p.m., Lecture: "The Three 
Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders 
Who Transformed America." 
With James MacGregor Bums. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, p. 4.) 

2:30-4 p.m., CTE Workshop: 
"Dealing with Students' 
Problems and Problem Stu- 
dents: A Resource Workshop 
for Graduate TAs." Ways TAs 
can more effectively manage 
their classroom through a 
series of case studies and dis- 
cussions. Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. Call 5-9368. 

3:15-5:30 p.m., University 
Senate Meeting. 0200 Skinner. 
All members of the campus 
community are invited and 
encouraged to attend. For 
more information, call 5-5805 
or e-mail college-parfcsenate® 

4 p.m., Entomology Colloqui- 
um: "The Genetic Basis of 
Social Behavior in Fire Ants." 
With Ken Ross, University of 
Georgia, Athens. 1140 Plant 
Sciences Building. Call 5-3795. 

8 p.m., Performance: "Faculty 
Recital of Solo and Chamber 
Music." Featuring oboist Mark 
Hill, violist Katherine Murdock 
and pianist Rita Sloan. Works 
by Bach, Dorati, Klughardt and 
others. Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. CaU 5-7847. 

april 1 

Tu es day 

12 p.m.,Lecture:"The Three 
Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders 
Who Transformed America." 
With James MacGregor Burns. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, p. 4.) 

4 p.m., Physics Colloquium: 
"Understanding Hadron Struc- 
ture, Bit by Bit "John Negelc, 

William Coolidge Professor of 
Physics, Massachusetts Instit- 
ute of Technology. Preceded 
by refreshments at 3:30 p.m. 
1410 Physics. Call 5-3401. 

5:30 p.m., Lecture: "10 Key 
Issues for a Start-up Founder." 
With law partners Andy Varney 
and Lanae Holbrook and sen- 
ior associate Mark Fajfar of 
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and 
Jacobson, a leading Wall Street 
law firm. Part of die Hinman 
CEOs Program's Successful 
Entrepreneur Series. TAP 
(Technology Advancement 
Program) Building, Technology 
Drive. Contact 5-3677 or, or visit 
www. hinmanceos . um d . edu . 

7 p.m., Lecture:"The Three 
Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders 
Who Transformed America." 
With James M. Burns. (Details 
in For Your Interest, p. 4.) 


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continued from page 1 

the tanks of the premier public 
policy institutions in the nation," 
said Susan Schwab, dean of 
Public Affairs. "The school's rank- 
ing at 19 out of 259 public affairs 
and administration programs 
nationwide is a remarkable 
accomplishment for a school that 
is only just celebrating the 20th 
anniversary of its founding," 

The College of Education 
moved into a tie for 22nd, up 
from 23rd last year, while its 
Education Policy program 
jumped from 16th in 1999 to 
ninth this year, 

"Our rise in the rankings to 
22nd puts us in the company of 
the nation' s premier colleges of 
education," said Education Dean 
Edna Mora Szymanski. "We are 
quite pleased with the addition 
of Education Policy among the 
top 10, which reflects some truly 
outstanding faculty members and 
a new chair, Kenneth Strike, who 
is a member of the National 
Academy of Education. It also 
means that three of our six 
departments rank in the top 10 

nationally, and the three others 
have programs in the top 20 in 
U.S. News or other venues." 

The Counseling and Personnel 
Services Department in 
Education remains number one 
nationally as it has for a number 
of years. Special Education 
ranked 10th in the nation for the 
second year in a row. 

Other Maryland listings were: 

Engineering tied for 18, down 
from 17 last year. 

The Clinical Psychology doc- 
toral program is in a 1 4-way tie 
for 36th. 

In social sciences, Maryland is 
tied for 24th with Johns Hopkins 
in Economics; tied for 54th with 
six others in Psychology; tied for 
third in Industrial/Organizational 
Psychology; tied for 24th in 
Sociology, with SUNY Albany, 
UCSB and Yale. 

Although they are not newly 
updated rankings, the new edi- 
tion includes the previous rank- 
ings (2001) of 15th in 
Rehabilitation Counseling, tied 
with Arizona and East Carolina 
University; and 30th in Speech- 
Language Pathology, tied with 10 

New IGCA Director 

continued front page I 

strained makes the institute an 
even more important tool. 

"There is a lack of mutual 
understanding," says Liu, sitting 
in his new office in Taliaferro 
Hall. "The university is a market- 

New Institute for Global Chinese Affairs 
Director Chuan Liu envisions the center 
leading the way in Improving relationships 
between the U.S. and China so that 
collaboration becomes the norm. 


place of ideas.We can promote 
understanding at a deeper level." 

To that end, the center hosts 
Chinese officials and those in 
mid-level management positions 
for short- and long-term study 
tours, among other educational 
activities. Participants engage in 
intense studies of US. market 
economy.American government, 
how a university works and how 
an open society works. 
Currently, 30 citizens from 
China's most populous province, 
Henam, are here. 

"They come well-prepared," 
explains Lfu. "And every day 

they have a two-hour English 
class. Before they go home, they 
have to present a paper on a 
research topic. Those are big 
shots back home, but here 
they're treated like students and 
they work hard." 

Liu laughs at the thought of 
his students cooking their own 
meals and taking 
public transporta- 
tion to get around. 
However, he says, it 
is part of the expe- 
rience. For many of 
them, it is their first 
trip abroad. It has 
made the institute's 
program one of the 
most desirable. 
Though he 
speaks as one for 
whom diplomatic 
relations is his 
forte, Liu is a physi- 
cist. He's lectured 
on space plasma 
theory and fusion 
theory at the uni- 
versity since 1975. 
The author of sever- 
al journal publica- 
tions and books, Liu 
served as chair of 
the Department of 
Physics. Under his 
leadership, the cam- 
pus' Superconducti- 
vity Research 
Center and the East-West Space 
Science Center were created, 
raising Maryland's profile as a 
research institution. 

His new duties will not allow 
time for teaching, and Liu will 
miss this, but his new post offers 
him another kind of joy. He has 
the ability to bring out the best 
of bis culture and that of his 
adopted country. 

"1 want the center to serve 
people in this region, to help 
develop friendly relations 
between this region and China, 
academically, culturally and sci- 
entifically," he says. 


New Online Courses Bring Safety 
Information to Your Desk 

What began as 
a way to fix 
gaps in train- 
ing programs 
for university employees 
who work with rmardous 
materials has blossomed into 
a comprehensive online edu- 
cation tool. 

Maintained by the Depart- 

i raining guide, which can be 
found through a link on the 
department's home page, is 
another way to see what 
programs are required, 
based on an employee's 

"And they don't have to 
do the training all at one 
time. Because they log in, 

McMahon. Shift workers, 
for example, aren't required 
to come in during off time 
to attend a class. Or, units 
with lots of employees can 
all receive the same infor- 
mation without being in 
one place. 

"For us, it's impossible to 
shut down for a staff meet- 

Sister Maureen Schrimpe demonstrates the new Environmental Safety 
she plans to use to train dining services employees. 

site, which 

ment of Environmental 
Safety, the site (www.lnform. 
Departmen ts/EnvirSafety/) 
features a new Supervisor 
Training Guide designed to 
make sure those working 
with everything from 
asbestos to food to radioac- 
tive materials know what to 
do, when and how. In the 
past, supervisors were not 
always trained in areas 
under their responsibility. 

"There are two tracks [on 
the site] , one for the labor 
force and one for research " 
said Donna McMahon, assis- 
tant director. "Where you go 
depends on how you answer 
the questions." 

After visitors log in using 
login information, a series of 
questions guides the user to 
the appropriate training. A 

they can come back and 
pick up where they left off" 
said McMahon, adding that 
the longest a component 
will take to complete is 
approximately 45 minutes. 

"Also, it automatically 
notifies you of changes to 
the material since your last 

McMahon stressed that 
although many courses are 
offered online, her depart- 
ment will still hold some in 
a classroom. Also, if it is easi- 
er for a division to have 
someone from environmen- 
tal safety come to their area 
on, say, the third shift, it can 
be done. 

"However, more research 
universities are going to 
Web-based training, because 
it is cost effective and peo- 
ple can take it when it's con- 
venient to them " said 

big," said Sister Maureen 
Schrimpe, quality coordina- 
tor with dining services. "We 
can do this in smaller units." 

Environmental safety also 
provides materials and class- 
room training in Spanish. 
Sister Schrimpe plans to 
take some of her employees 
through the chemical 
hygiene program, among 

"They [Environmental 
Safety] have really broken it 
down well. They've done a 
great job," she said. 

This is just what McMa- 
hon and her boss, director 
Ijeon Igras, want to hear. 

"We think we have one 
of the most comprehensive 
programs in the country," 
Igras said. "We've worked on 
it off and on for nine 
months. It takes a lot of 
input from a lot of people." 


continued from page 1 

Panagariya also hopes to 
spearhead a comparative 
study of larger provinces in 
China, India and other coun- 
tries in Asia to find out what 
prospering provinces are 
doing diffcrendy from those 
that are lagging. Some of the 
research projects that he 
hopes to begin will focus on 
labor markets, trade and 
poverty reduction. 

From 1989 to 1993 Pana- 
gariya worked as a research 
economist with the World 
Bank. He has also worked 
with the International 
Monetary Fund and the 
United Nations Conference 
on Trade and Development. 

He is considered one of the 
foremost experts on interna- 
tional trade and has written 
extensively on governmental 
trade policy. 

Panagariya will begin his 
three-year appointment this 
month, though he will con- 
tinue to teach next fall as he 
wraps up his university 
affairs. He will then move his 
family to Manila. But he will 
remain in contact with the 
university to 
work with his 
doctoral stu- 
dents. After 
his term Ls up 
he plans to 
come back to 
the university. 
"In the end I 
am an acade- 

mician," he said. 

Already well known in 
India as a columnist for the 
daily Economic Times, 
Panagariya hopes to continue 
writing for the paper while 
he works for the ADB. "I will 
have to write less critically 
[about Asian economic devel- 
opment]," he said, "and write 
more about actual progress 
and success we have had." 

—Megan Holmes 

The Department of Health 

Education In the College of 

Health and Human Performance 

has been renamed the 

Department of Public and 

Community Health, which better 

reflects is focus. 

April 3, 2001 

Reading Roosevelt 



James MacGrcgor Burns will speak about his newest 
book, "The Three Roosevehs: Patrician Leaders Who 
Transformed America," on three upcoming occasions. 

Burns' first 
engagement will take 
place on Wednesday, 
April 9 at 12 noon at 
Archives D tn College 
Park. On April 10, he 
will speak at the 
Xaiii i n.i I Archives in 
Washington, D.C., 
also at 12 noon. That 
evening (April 10), 
Burns will be at 
Politics & Prose in 
Northwest Washing- 
ton, D.C. at 7 p.m. 

For more informa- 
tion, visit www. acade- 
my, or call 

Reichstag in Berlin. 'Hie Saturday papers will be given 
at the National Gallery. For more information, contact 
Kathy Canavan. (301) 405-1487,; or 
visit www, inform .umd . ed u/EdRes/Colleges/ARHU/ 
Depts/ArtHistory/events/MAS200 1 .html. 

Randall Robinson Returns 


Drum Roll, Please 

The university's Black Ministries Program will hnst 
its 8th annual Drum Major of Excellence luncheon April 
11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Stamp Student 
Union. The program honors those on campus who 
have made outstanding contributions to the campus 
and to campus ministries. 

A $20 donation is requested. For more information, 
contact Anne Carswell at (301) 314-7759. 

Sublime Symposium 


The Department of Art History and Archaeology, In 
conjunction with the Center for Advanced Studies of 
the National Gallery of An, invites all faculty, students 
and staff to attend the 31st annual sessions of the 
Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art. 

After a 5 p.m. reception in the Atrium of the Art and 
Sociology Building, the George Levitine Lecture in An 
History will be given on April 6 by James Elkins of the 
School of the Chicago Art Institute. His topic will be 
"The Unrepresentable: The Concept of the Sublime in 
Contemporary Painting, Physics, Generic Art and 

On April 7, papers will be given by graduate students 
in art history from 12 regional institutions on topics 
ranging from mosques in India to the Wrapped 

Town Meeting 

continued from page i 

some of the hard surfaces, 
which could recover more 
than 75 acres of land. This 
would be done by building 
garages, not surface parking 
lots, and by putting buildings 
on lot space, instead of clear- 
ing new spaces. 

Others in the audience 
felt housing should be given 
more consideration. Some of 
the campus' traffic problems 
could be solved if transporta- 
tion were available more 
often to and from safe, 
affordable housing Many 
commuters could leave their 
cars at home. 

A graduate student tn eco- 
logical economy said that 
she rode her bike to school, 
but often had trouble getting 
home safety because campus 
shuttles stopped running. 

Gross acknowledged that 
housing and transportation 
do work together and they 
keep that In mind. Creating 
safe, affordable, conveniently 
located housing, though, Is 

Randall Robinson, president of TransAfrica, presents 
a case for reparations to African Americans for slavery 
and die need for increased American support of African 
countries. His talk, entitled "The Debt: What America 
Owes Blacks," will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 
7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. 

The event is free and open to the public. It is spon- 
sored by the Committee on Africa and the Americas. A 
reception will follow the talk. For more information, 
call (301) 405-6835. 

Movin'oitUp in Higher Ed 

The Black Faculty and Staff Association has put out a 
call for presentations for its annual National Conference 
for Blacks in Higher Education. This year's conference, 
held May 30-June 1 at the Greenbelt Marriott, is tided 
'Defining the New Black Agenda in Higher Education." 

Proposal submissions should be related to the theme 
and describe a session an hour and a half in length. 
Included in the proposal must be: presenter's name; a 
title no longer than 12 words; institution/organization 
and contact information; a 50-word abstract and a com- 
plete description of the proposed program including 
audio-visual requirements and intended audience. 

Deadline for submissions is April 1 1 to Warren Kelley, 
Program Committe Chair, 2108 Mitchell Building. 

For more information, contact Kelley at (301) 314- 

Looking for Staff Excellence 

Each year, the President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs recognizes the outstanding achievements of cleri- 
cal and secretarial staff at the university. Any member of 
the campus community may nominate a staff member. 

To obtain a nomination form, contact Dorrinne 
Rogers at (301) 405-2993 ore-mail drogers@deans. Send completed nominations to Dorrinne 
Rogers, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Suite 
3800, no later than Friday, April 13. The award will be 
presented at the Professional Concepts Exchange 
Conference Luncheon on May 18, to be held in Stamp 
Student Union. 

something for the surround- 
ing community's planners. 

The firms presented their 
Ideas to city officials follow 
ing the campus meeting. 

Facilities Management 
hopes by mid-June to have 
some critical decisions made 
so that a draft plan can be 
presented to the campus and 
the community in August. 
Another town meeting will 
be scheduled in the fall. A 
final plan is to be presented 
to the Board of Regents in 

Other recommendations: 

• Use more environmen- 
tally friendly buses. 

• Make the campus more 
bicycle-friendly. Nearly 130 
bikes come through the cam- 
pus' North Gate during 
morning rush, but many say 
it is difficult to navigate 
around the cars. 

• Plant more trees. There 
are 3,476 on campus, but 

1 50 stand to be lost through 
utilities construction. 

• Create a better storm 
water drainage system. 

Pride Days Schedule of Events, 



Wednesday, April 4 

Tuesday, April 10 

1 1 a.m., Reading: liora 

6 p.m.,"Woman2 

Moricl : " Bo nn ie and 

Woman." 3205 Jimenez. 

Clyde." 1 101 Susquehan- 

na Hall. A queer reading 

7:30 p.m. Introduction, 

of Arthur Perm's influen- 

8 p.m. Film: "Paragraph 

tial 1967 masterpiece. 

175." Bio/Psych Audi- 

torium. A critically 

8 p.m., Performance: 

acclaimed documentary 

"Sandra Bcrnhard." Tawes 

on gays and lesbians in 

Theater. A comic and 

the Nazi Holocaust. 

musical show. Tickets $5 

student and $7 non-stu- 

Wednesday, April 11 

dent, available at (301) 

"Wear Jeans If You Are 


Gay." The name says it 

alhWcar jeans today if 

Thursday, April 5 

you are gay! 

4:J0 pm, "Internships in 

LGBT Organizations." 

Friday, April 13 

1139 Stamp Student 

12 p.m., Closing Cere- 

Union. A panel of repre- 

monies. Atrium, Stamp 

sentatives from national 

Student Union. The Les- 

and local LGBT groups 

bian, Gay, Bisexual, and 

will discuss internships 

Transgender Staff and 

and careers in LGBT 

Faculty Association will 


announce their Defender 

of Diversity and Cham- 

Monday, April 9 

pion of Our Community 

6 p.m.,"Safe Space." 1139 

awards. Refreshments 

Stamp Student Union. 

will be served. 


Judith K. Broida, associate provost and 
dean of the University of Maryland Office of 
Continuing and Extended Education (OCEE), 
has been selected for the Leadership 
Maryland Class of 2001. Broida is one of 52 
accomplished statewide leaders selected to 
participate in the eight-month program. 

OCEE, under Broida s leadership since 
August 1 998, directs the university's summer 
school and expands its presence in the grow- 
ing field of continuing education, including 
professional education, part-time advanced 
degree programs and distance learning. In 
conjunction with the university's mission 
Broida develops strong linkages with busi- 
ness, industry, government, educational insti- 
tutions and nonprofit organizations to help 
them compete in the rapidly changing global 

Leadership Maryland is an independent, 
educational, nonprofit organization designed 
to inform top-level executives from the pub- 
lic and private sectors about critical issues, 
challenges and opportunities facing the state 
of Maryland and its regions. 

"Participants represent a broad spectrum 
of highly qualified executives from an 
extraordinary group of applicants statewide," 
said Nancy Wolff, executive director of 
Leadership Maryland. 

Participate in a Survey, 
Maybe Win a Laptop 

□ Do the UM libraries' services and collections meet your 

D What level of service do you expect? 

U Which library services are most important to you? 

□ Do the libraries waste their resources on things you 
simply don't care about? 

These are the 
kinds of ques- 
tions that the 
UbQUAL+ User Survey 
hopes to answer. But 
your participation is 

The UM libraries, in 
conjunction with 47 
other Association of 
Research Library (ARL) 
Institutions, is partici- 
pating in a pilot project 
to learn about users' 
perceptions of universi- 
ty libraries. A random 
sample of University of 
Maryland faculty, staff, 
graduate and under- 
graduate students will 
be selected to partici- 
pate in the survey. The 
survey will be conduct- 
ed via the World Wide 
Web beginning the 
week of April 2nd. 
You'll know you 
have been selected to 
participate In the 
LibQUAL+ survey if you 
receive an email 
announcing the project 
and providing specific 
information about how 
to complete the survey 
online. If you do 
receive this email, 
please take the time to 
complete the survey. It 
only takes 1 5 minutes 
and your opinions real- 

ly do matter. 

But wait, there's 
more! As an incentive 
to participate, if you 
complete the survey 
you can enter your 
name in a drawing for a 
laptop computer. 

The data from this 
survey will be collected 
on a server at Texas 
AScM University and 
then provided to the 
University of Maryland 
The data will be ana- 
lyzed to identify gaps 
between desired and 
perceived levels of 
library service, and to 
better match library 
resources with users' 

The UbQUAL+ 
Project is funded 
though a variety of 
means: external funding 
from the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education's 
Fund for the Improve- 
ment of Postsecondary 
Education (FTPSE), con- 
tributed funding from 
ARL and Texas A&M 
University, and modest 
fees from the University 
of Maryland Libraries to 
underwrite production 
of deliverables. 

For more informa- 
tion, contact Irma Dill-