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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 25 • April 17, 2001 




Outstanding Student Employees 
and Employers Honored, page 3 



Bargaining May Be 
Coming to the University of Maryland 




T 



he General 
Assembly last 
week passed a 
measure that 
would allow 
some employees of die state's 
public colleges and universi- 
ties to engage in collective 
bargaining over work-related 
issues, including wages and 
benefits. 

(n a note to univt ; ity 
employees last week. Presi- 
dent Dan Mote explained key 
provisions of the bill ! rat said 
understanding of die 
acts and implementation 
of the bill requires coordina- 
tion among universin system 
and state officials. 

Collective bargaining will 
not apply to faculty, student 
employees (including gradu- 
ate student employees), con- 
tract and contingent employ- 
ees, or employees serving in 
confidential, supervisory, or 
managerial positions. 

All other employees will be 
grouped in one of three bar- 
gaining units: exempt non- 



exempt and police. Exempt 
and non-exempt will be gen- 
erally defined by die existing 
classifications that determine 
whether an employee is eligi- 
ble for overtime or compensa- 
tory time. 

If 30 percent of all employ- 
ees in a bargaining unit sign a 
petition saying they want to 
collectively bargain, an elec- 
tion will be held within that 
unit. The majority of all peo- 
ple voting will determine 
whether that unit will engage 
in collective bargaining. 
Elections can be held every 
two years. Elections will be 
supervised by the newly cre- 
ated state Higher Education 
Labor Relations Board. 

If a bargaining unit choos- 
es to engage in collective bar- 
gaining, it will be represented 
by an exclusive representa- 
tive, usually a union, which 
will be empowered to bargain 
with a representative of the 
university. The Board of 
Regents must approve all 
agreements. AH agreements 



involving money must be 
approved by the General 
Assembly. 

Each bargaining unit with- 
in each campus of the 
University' System of Maryland 
will be autonomous. That is, 
employees at this university 
bargain only for themselves, 
not for other bargaining units 
here or at other universities. 

If a bargaining unit elects 
to engage in collective bar- 
gaining, employees within the 
unit arc not required to join a 
union or pay dues, but they 
will be subject to agreements 
reached between the repre- 
sentatives of the union and 
the university. 

Over the next several 
months, university officials 
will develop the regulations 
that will govern implementa- 
tion of the collective bargain- 
ing legislation. 

Mote promised to keep 
the campus informed as offi- 
cials move toward implemen- 
tation of the collective bar- 
gaining act. 



Task Force Keeps Focus on Student Success 



In order to meet the uni- 
versity's newly adopted poli- 
cy on timely graduation, the 
Task Force on Student 
Success has made several rec- 
ommendations on financial 
aid and academic planning. 

President C. D. Mote, Jr., 
established the Task 
Force in late 
October. Last 
month, Mote 
adopted as 
official 
university 
practice 
the policy 
that full- 
time stu- 
dents are 
expected to 
complete their 
undergraduate 
degrees in four years. 

The Task Force is identify- 
ing obstacles to that policy 
and solutions to facilitate it 
by looking to peer institu- 
tions — University of 
California, Berkeley; UCLA; 
University of Michigan; 
University of Illinois, Urbana- 
Champaign; and University of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill — 
and comparing their prac- 
tices to Maryland's. 

"We have a serious dis- 
crepancy between the quali- 
ty of our incoming students 



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and the rate at which they 
graduate," said Task Force 
member Ann Wylie, professor 
of geology and assistant 
provost. 

While Maryland's four-year 
graduation rate is trending 
upward, the most recent fig- 
ures on graduation 
and retention 
show that 40 
— -. percent of 
V . UM fresh- 
men 
graduate 
in four 
years. 
"Our 
£} peers are 
yV at 90 per- 
\ centrwylie 

said. "We lose 
10 percent of our 
first-year class, they lose 
five percent. We're not doing 
something right. Most of our 
students come here with the 
intention to graduate. So 
there's some disconnect that 
takes place here we need to 
work on." 

The first Task Force rec- 
ommendations focused on 
financial aid, which the 
group determined as a major 
factor In determining student 
success. Data showed that 
UM undergraduates face 
more serious financial chal- 



lenges than do students at 
the peer universities; 75 per- 
cent of Maryland's juniors 
and seniors have jobs, and 
most of them work off cam- 
pus. This clearly slows their 
rate of progress toward a 
degree. 

Seventy-five percent of 
Maryland's students apply for 
financial aid, compared to 56 
percent of the peer institu- 
tions' students. Maryland cur- 
rently offers an average finan- 
cial aid package of $3,267 
per student compared to an 
average of $5,665 for the five 
peers — even though Mary- 
land's in-state tuition is $658 
higher than the average of 
those peers. 

Further, Maryland is able 
to meet on average only 68 
percent of the financial-aid 
need, compared to 88 per- 
cent of the peer students' 
needs; and only 30 percent 
of Maryland's students have 
their financial aid needs fully 
met, compared with 61 per- 
cent of the peers' students. 

The university would 
need an additional $37 mil- 
lion in need-based financial 
aid funds each year to fully 
meet the financial aid needs 
of all the students who apply 

continued on page 3 



Lecture Series Honors 

Student's Ability to Maintain 

^Precious Balance' 



Somewhere between hon- 
ors classes, working at 
Denton Hall's desk, and 
family responsibilities, Camille 
Rajpat created time to rcmem- 



acuwi cause of death was 
bleomycin lung toxicity from 
one of the chemotherapy 
drugs. To honor the political 
science and government 




A new lecture series has been created to honor the accomplish- 
ments of Camille Rajpat, pictured above in 1997. 



ber friends' birthdays and vol- 
unteer tor campus groups, tint 
of her father's fondest memo- 
ries is of his daughter's ability 
to do it all with passion and 
grace. 

Camille Rajpat, a 2 1 -year-old 
senior at Maryland, died Oct. 8, 
1998, five months after being 
diagnosed with dysgerminoma, 
a type of ovarian cancer. The 



major, her friends in the hon- 
ors program and resident life 
created the Rajpat Lecture 
Series that follows the theme 
"precious balance." 

"The idea is a series of lec- 
tures by women focusing on 
that precious balance that 
many women keep between 

continued on page 3 



Riley Named VP and CIO 



Donald Riley, who 
became the universi- 
ty's first chief informa- 
tion officer nearly three years 
ago, lias been named vice 
president and chief informa- 
tion officer by President Dan 
Mote. 

Mote said that while Riley's 
responsibilities will not 
change as a result of the new 
title, "it is an indication of the 
important role of information 
technology on campus and 
statewide, as well as an indica- 
tion of the high esteem in 
which Don Riley is held." 

Mote said that because of 
the key role information tech- 
nology plays in the university's 
academic mission, Riley will 
report to the senior vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs and 
provost and will be a member 
of the president's cabinet. 

"Information technology is 
increasingly important in 
almost every aspect of our 
daily lives, and increasingly 
essential for economic devel- 



opment," Riley said. "As the 
flagship university for the 
state of Maryland, we have a 
unique responsibility to the 
state and the nation to be a 
leader in innovative and effec- 
tive use of information tech- 
nologies in teaching, research, 
outreach and even how we 
run the university and serve 
our constituencies. I am excit- 
ed by the opportunities this 
university has to be a real 
leader in this important arena, 
and very pleased to be part of 
the senior leadership team 
under President Mote," 

Riley came to Maryland as 
CIO in May 1998 after 22 
years at the University of 
Minnesota, where he was on 
the mechanical engineering 
faculty until becoming associ- 
ate vice president for comput- 
ing and information services 
in 1992 and CIO in 1995. 

At Maryland he holds a dual 
appointment as a professor in 

continued on page 3 




April 17, 2001 




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Your Guide to University Events 
April 17-23 



7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Diversity 
Seminar "Hate Crime Summit 
2001." Including sessions on 
Hate and Bias in Housing, 
Public & Private; Hate and 
Violence in Schools (K-12 & 
Higher Education); Race 
Based Hate Crimes; 
Sexual Orientation 
and Hate Crimes; 
Victimization and 
Law Enforcement; 
Best Practices & 
Resources. 



School of Music hold their 
final on-campus rehearsal of 
the semester. Gildenhorn Reci- 
tal Hall, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

8 p.m.. Performance: "Univer- 
sity of Maryland Symphonic 
Wind Ensem- 
ble." The 
premier 

april 19 



Stamp Student 
Union. For 
more informa- 
tion, contact 
Steven Hess at 
(410) 209-9293 
or kml55@ - 
umail.umd.edu. 



12:30-2:00 p.m., 
"Integrating IT into the 
Humanities: Toward an 
Action Plan." Part of the 
Digital Dialogues Spring 2O01 
series of brown bag round- 
table discussions in collabora- 
tion with MtTH and ACS. MTTH 
Conference Area, 2nd Floor, 
Taliaferro Hall. 

4 p.m., Physics Colloquium: 
"Magnedc Fields In The Early 
Universe." With Hector Rubin- 
ostein. Professor of Theoretical 
Physics, Stockholm and Up- 
psala University. Preceded by 
refreshments at 3:30 p.m. 1410 
Physics. Call 5-3401. 

6-9 p.m., OfT Workshop: 
"Microsoft Excel II: More 
Power to your Spreadsheets." 
Prerequisites: Excel I and a 
WAM account. 4404 Computer 

6 Space Science. Contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
see www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

7 p.m., Forum: "Washington 
Politics: Cooperation or 
Combat?" (Details in For 
Your Interest, p. 4.) 

7 p.m., Lecture: "Heterosexism 
and the Black Community. 7 ' 
With Jaimie Washington, Assist- 
ant VP for Student Affairs, 
UMBC. 1 139 Stamp Student 
Union, Contact 4-834 1 or 
cor4 1 3@yahoo. com . 

7:30 p.m.. Concert: M. Doughty, 
lead singer and guitarist for Soul 
Coughing. Colony Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. Students 
free; $5 general public. Call the 
Union box office, 4-0209. 

8 p.m.. Performance: "Guarneri 
String Quartet Open Rehear- 
sal." Artists-in-residence at the 



4 p.m., Mary Shorb Lecture: 

"New Insights into Diabetes 

Through Investigations on 

Glucose and Its Metabolites," with 

Jeffrey Kudlow, M.D., University of 

Alabama School of Medicine. 
Sponsored by the Graduate Program 

in Nutrition and The Mary Shorb 

Lecture Series. 0408 Animal Science 

Building. A reception will be held 

at 3: 1 5 p.m. in the concourse. 

Please note: Thursday, April 

19 is the correct date for 

this event. 



ensemble 
of the Mary- 
land Band program 
performs Symphony in B-flat 
by Paul Hindemith, Suite from 
Candide by Leonard Bernstein, 
and a premier by Johann de 
Meij. Conducted by John E. 
Wakefield. Concert Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Call 5-7847. 

W e dn e s da v 



9-10 a.m., Workshop: "Requisi- 
tion for Purchase Templates." 
Learn to use templates devel- 
oped by the Department of 
Procurement and Supply to 
create the purchase requisition 
on rBM and MAC computers. 
Call 5-5651 or visit www. per- 
sonnel, umd ,ed u . 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Workshop: 
"Procurement Information 
Display on the World Wide 
Web." Learn to track requisi- 
tions through the purchasing 
process, monitor status and 
retrieve information from the 
Web site. Call 5-5651 or visit 
www. personnel. umd.edu. 

11 a.m. -3 p.m., Event: "Off- 
Campus Living Fair." Prince 
George's Room and Grand 
Ballroom l/>unge, Stamp 
Student Union. Contact Leslie 
Perkins at 4-7250 or 
Ipe rk i ns @acc mail . u m d . edu. 



11 a.m.-3 p.m., Event: "Stress- 
Free Zone." Tortuga Room, 
Stamp Student Union. Contact 
Leslie Perkins at 4-7250 or 
lperkins@accmail.umd.edu. 

12-1 p.m., Research & Devel- 
opment Meeting: "Predictors of 
Doctoral Student Enrollment 
to Ph.D. Programs." With Ian 
Williamson, assistant professor, 
Smith School of Business. 01 14 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Bldg. Contact Stacey Holmes, 
seholmes@wam.umd.edu. 

4-5 p.m., Colloquium: (tenta- 
tive) "Star Forming Pockets 
Outside of Galaxies." With Jane 
Charlton, Penn State Univer- 
sity. 2400 Computer & Space 
Science. Preceded by coffee 
and followed by a reception 
(both in 0254 CSS). Contact 
Derek Richardson, 5-8786 or 
coll-request@astro.umd.edu. 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: "Adobe 
Photoshop B: Designing But- 
tons and More Photo Editing 
for the Web." Prerequisites: 
Photoshop I and HTML 1. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. Con- 
tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 
or cwpost@umd5.umd. edu, or 
see www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

7:30 p.m., Performance: 
"University of Maryland Jazz 
Ensemble & 'Monster' Jazz Lab 
Band." Faculty percussionist 
Steve Fidyk leads a program of 
works by Count Baste, Stan 
Kenton, Buddy Rich, Bob Mint- 
zer and Victor Mendoza. Guest 
appearance by faculty wood- 
wind artist Chris Vadala. Con- 
cert Hall. Clarice Smith Perfor- 
ming Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

T^dur s day 
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12:30-2 p.m., Brownbag Dis- 
cussion: "Memory Traces, Mysti- 
cal States and Deep Pluralism." 
With William Connolly, Chair 
of PoliUcal Science, Johns 
Hopkins University. Contact 
Peter Levine at 5-4767 or 
P L60@ umad. umd . edu . 

4:30-7:30 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"HTML II: Using Tables and For- 
matting for Web Page Layout," 
Prerequisites: Introduction to 
HTML & a WAM account. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. Con- 
tact Carol Warrington, 5-2938 
or cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 




calendar guide: 

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

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

master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. 

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

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

'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk ('), 



see www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 
8 p.m.,Performance:"Maryland 
Dance Ensemble." New works 
featuring student choreogra- 
phers and guest artists. Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center, Call 5-7847. 

5:30-6:30 p.m., Workshop: 
"Healthy Relarionships."0121 
Campus Recreation Center. 
Contact Jennifer Treger at 4- 
1493 or treger® health, umd. 
edu. 

8 p.m., Performance: "The 
Scarlet Letter." (Details in For 
Your Interest p 4 )* 

f r i da y 
april 2< 

12 p.m., Seminar: "The Use of 
Magnetoencephalography in the 
Study of Neurological Disease 
and Plasticity." With Rodolfo 
Uinas, Department of Physio- 
logy and Neuroscience, New 
York University School of 
Medicine. Part of die Neuro- 
science and Cognitive Science 
2001 Spring Seminar Series. 
1 208 Biology-Psychology, Visit 
www.life.umd.edu/ NACS or 
call 5-8910. 

7 p.m., Presentation: "Recent 
Work."With Mark Mclnturff, 
FAIA. 21st Annual J, Guy Lomb- 
ardo Memorial Lecture. Audito- 
rium, School of Architecture. See 
www. inform . umd . ed u/ARC H/ 
Current_Events/s2 00 1 lee . h tml . 

8 p.m., Performance :" Maryland 
Dance Ensemble." New works 
featuring student choreogra- 
phers and guest artists. Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

8 p.m.,Performance: u The 
Scarlet Letter." (Details in For 
Your Interest, p.4.)* 

8 p.m., Performance: "Argen- 
tine Art Music." Showcasing 
important 20th-century 
Argentine composers from 
Alberto Ginestera to Astor 
Piazzola and Marta Lambertini. 
Featuring artists Evelyn Elsing, 
Linda Mabbs, Katherine 
Murdock, Carlos Rodriguez, 
Santiago Rodriguez and David 
SaJness. Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Call 5-7847.* 

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9 a.m,-4 p.m,,Event:"21st 
Annual Terp Trot 5K Race." 
Stamp Student Union. For 
more information, call 4-8489. 

6 p.m., Event: "Second Annual 
Alumni Awards Gala," Inn and 
Conference Center. Black de 
event. Cocktail reception 
begins at 6 p.m. Dinner and 
awards ceremony begin at 7 
p.m. RSVP to Lori Hill at (301) 
403-2728 ext. 12. 

8 p.m., Performance: "Maryland 
Dance Ensemble." New works 
featuring student choreogra- 
phers and guest artists. Dance 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 



8 p.m., Performance: "The 
Scarlet Letter." (Details in For 
Your Interest, p.4.)* 

Sunda\ 



2 p.m., Performance: "The 
Scarlet Letter." (Details in For 
Your Interest, p.4.)* 

8 p.m., Performance: "Saxo- 
phone Showcase." Faculty 
artists and guest soloist Timo- 
thy Roberts of the Navy Band 
join student performers in 
works by Glazounov, Mussorg- 
sky and Kindesmith. Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 

'Mon day 
april 23 

4 p.m., Entomology Collo- 
quium: "The Genetics and - 
Neuroethology of Honeybee 
Foraging Behavior." With 
Robert Page, Department of 
Entomology, University of 
California at Davis. 1 140 Plant 
Sciences. Call 5-3795. 



Fajman Farewell 

Friends are cordially invited 

to a farewell reception for 

Jennifer Fajman, Executive 

Director, Academic and 

Distributed Services, Office of 

Information Technology, in 
celebration of her exemplary 
advocacy for academic com- 
puting and user-focused serv- 
ices at the university for the 
past 17.5 years. The recep- 
tion will be held at the UM 
Golf Club House Banquet 
Room on Thursday, April 26 
from 3-5 p.m. 

Contact Dee Brooks at 

(301) 405-3036 or 
db54@umail.umd.edu. 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving the University of 
Maryland campus community. 

Brml if Remington -Vice President 
for University Relations 

Teresa Flannery • Executive Director' 
of University Communications and 
Director of Marketing 

George Cathcait • Executive Editor 

Monet fe Austin Bailey ■ Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ■ Assistant Editor 

Patty Henetz • Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions 
and campus information are 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 
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Task Force 

continued from page 1 

for aid, and $24 million to be at the 
level of the peer institutions. 

To address these issues, the Task 
Force recommends; 

• Need-based financial aid should 
be a major fund-raising priority for 
the university. 

• The university should provide 
more opportunities for students to 
work on campus. 

• The university should consider 
providing campus employment as 
part of a financial-aid package that 
includes grants, loans and employ- 
ment, as is common elsewhere. 

The four-year graduation policy 
will be published as a Statement of 
Expectations for students in the uni- 
versity catalogue — a first, Wylie said. 

"We never had an expectation for 
students. It wasn't in the catalogue 
or anything. But we think students 
should plan on finishing their educa- 
tion in four years, if possible." 

The reasons are practical: "It costs 
less. It keeps students focused on 
their goals. It keeps students engaged 
in their lives at the university. We can 
educate more students. It's a much 
better use of our resources." 

And there's a political advantage: 
"It's expected by the Maryland legis- 
lature. They are interested in this." 

The Task Force believes that a 
clear pathway to graduation should 
be readily available to students and 
advisors, and has recommended that 
the university maintain a centrally 
managed Web site that displays infor- 
mation on each undergraduate major. 
A corollary recommendation is that 
students have a graduation plan on 
file with their college or department 
advising office at all times. 

As envisioned, the Web site would 
include a description of each pro- 
gram that in turn would include a 
statement of the educational objec- 
tives and expected outcomes of the 
curriculum. A semester-by-semester 
four-year graduation plan would 
show courses required to complete 
the major. 

Keeping an tipdated graduation 
plan would help the student stay 
focused on the graduation goal. 
Tracking a student's progress will 
help the student take actions that 
will lead to timely completion of the 
degree. 

The Task Force also has taken a 
look at a vexing problem: students 
who drop out in their senior year. 

Over the past 10 years, the num- 
ber of UM students who work has 
increased; as they approach their sen- 
ior year, the students tend to work 
more hours. The Task Force has 
found that it is not uncommon for 
students to be within a small number 
of credits for graduation and find 



that job or family situations require 
them to move from the area. 

Between fall 1999 and fall 2000, 
148 students who entered the uni- 
versity as freshmen and were classi- 
fied by credit count as seniors did 
not return to the university. All but a 
few were in good academic standing. 
Enhanced flexibility in meeting grad- 
uation requirements might have 
helped these students graduate. 

The Task Force has proposed that 
a student who has completed 75 ■* 



President's Task Force 
on Student Success 

Gregory L, Geoffrey, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Provost, Chair 

Javaune Adams-Gaston, Assistant Dean, 
Undergraduate Studies 

Charles Christian, Associate Professor, 
Department of Geography 

Jeremiah Ganeto, undergraduate student 

Irwin L. Goldstein, Dean, College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

Robert L. Hampton, Associate Provost and 
Dean, Undergraduate Studies 

James E Harris, Dean, College of Arts and 
Humanities 

William J. Higgins, Associate Professor, Biology 
and Associate Dean, College of life Sciences 

Mark Lewis, Professor, Aerospace Engineering 

Maria Mcintosh, Professor, Natural Resources 
and landscape Architecture 

William Nickels, Associate Professor, Robert H. 
Smith School of Business 

William Spann, Assistant Vice President for 
Institutional Research and Plannning 

Drury Bagwell, Assistant Vice President for 
Student Affairs 

Scott A. Wolpert, Professor, Mathematics and 
Associate Dean, Computer, Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences 

Ann G. Wylie, Professor, Geology and Associate 
Provost 



—— 



credits in residency at the University' 
of Maryland should be permitted to 
take up to 16 credit hours— no more 
than four courses— at another institu- 
tion during the last 30 credits. The 
provision would require permission 
of the dean and department chair. 

Wylie emphasized that the Task 
Force's work is ongoing. The group 
intends to examine the differences in 
graduation rates by ethnic group and 
gender. It also will consider drawing 
more sharply the distinction 
between hill- and part-time students 
and examine why 10 percent of first- 
year students drop out. 

"We're going to move forward," 
Wylie said. "We're just beginning." 



www.marylandday.umd.edu 



Riley Named VP and CIO 

continued from page 1 

the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business and the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering. 

As CIO, Riley is responsible for 
overseeing information technology 
planning and coordination for the 



university's information technology 
infrastructure: all major central com- 
puting, telecommunications and net- 
working infrastructure and services, 
including academic, student and 
administrative computer services and 
instructional technology, with an 
annual operating budget of more 
than $30 million. 



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Precious Balance 

continued from page I 

their public and private responsibili- 
ties," says Maynard "Sandy" Mack, Jr., 
director of the undergraduate honors 
program. 

The inaugural lecture. April 23 at 4 
p.m. in the Kay Theatre of the Clarice 
Smith Performing 
Arts Center, will 
feature Maryland 
Lieutenant Govern- 
or Kathleen Ken- 
nedy To wnsend . 
The goal is to invite 
a distinguished per- 
son each year. 
Others being con- 
sidered are former 
U.S. Secretary of 
Health and Human 
Services Donna 
Shalala and "Today" 
show host Katie 
Couric. 

Her parents, 
Almlall and Norma 
Raj pat , who live in 
Sheltonham, appre- 
ciate the tribute, 

though her father isn't sure where his 
daughter's sense of order came from. 

"It certainly didn't come from me," 
he says with a smile. "She probably 
picked up some of it from her mom. 
She was an executive secretary and is 
very organized." 

Mack says the series' main focus is 
to give students an opportunity to 
hear from women who, like them- 
selves, are trying to do a lot of things 
well. Honors smdents, he notes, often 
overextend themselves and "crash" 
when trying to live up to expecta- 
tions. He regularly counsels students 
and their parents on decision-making 
and work loads. 

"Ninety-five percent make the best 




Maryland Lieutenant Governor 
Kathleen Kennedy- Townsend will 
be the inaugural speaker in the 
Rajpat Lecture Series. 



guess on their own, they just need 
someone to listen to them." says Mack. 
"It's tough, but that's what becoming 
one's own person is about. Camille 
really did think about it." 

Her father agrees."! wasn't quite 
pleased when she switched from 
chemical engineering, but it's what she 
really liked. later on, I was able to 
understand." 

When asked if 
she would be able to 
achieve her new 
objective in the 
same time frame as 
the old, even though 
she switched majors 
halfway through her 
studies, she gave a 
very Camille answer, 
her dad says. 

" Dad, I'll do It," 
she said. She plans in 
great detail when 
she decides to do 
something, that's 
what I love about 
her. You didn't have 
to monitor and 
check on her. She 
would tell you how 
she's doing." 

Her open nature and ease with peo- 
ple won Rajpat many friends, her 
father says. Yet even though she spoke 
as easily with her friends as with her 
parents, he was surprised to find a 
journal she kept under her bed. 

"In it she would write every day, 
"What are the things I am grateful for 
today?'And you know those calendars 
with sayings? She saved some of them. 
What she saved said a lot about her," 
her father says. "It helped us under- 
stand some of the things that she was 
going through ," 

One of Ids favorites: "My hope still 
is to leave this world a little better 
than I came into It." 





Awards Recognize Outstanding 
Student Employees and Employers 



Several University of Maryland 
students and a key library staffer 
were honored for their outstand- 
ing work during the seventh annual 
NaUonal Student Employment Week, 
April 1-7. 

Ann Turkos, archivist for the univer- 
sity libraries, was named Employer of 
the Year. Kevin Baxter, of College Park 
Scholars student services, is this year's 
outstanding undergraduate employee, 
and Taryn Roeder of the Career 
Center is the outstanding graduate 
employee. 

Honorable mentions went to 
undergraduates Deirdre C, Elvis, Brian 
Kile, Yang Wang andTaqwa Jam eel 
Muhammed. and to graduate students 
Jayendu De, Cesar Figueroa, Gina Pak 
and Megan Riley. 

The honors were conferred at a 
ceremony on April 5 in Stamp Student 
Union, 



During National Student 
Employment Week, colleges and uni- 
versities around the country recog- 
nized students who work while 
attending school as well as emplm to 
who contribute to their education. 

Student employment enriches stu- 
dent life, provides opportunity for 
Individual growth, enables students to 
finance their education and helps stu- 
dents prepare for their careers. 

in photo above, left to right: Pran- 
ces Hacker, Assistant Director, Career 
Center, National Student Employment 
Week Clxrtr; Taryn Roeder, Carver 
Center, (Outstanding Graduate Student 
Employee of the Year; Anne Turkos. 
University Libraries, Outstanding 
f-tnployer of the Year: Kevin Baxter, 
College Park Scholars, Outstanding 
Undergraduate Student Employee of 
the Year. Dr. Linda K. Gast, Director, 
Career Center. 






April 17, 2001 




Car-ma Cleansing 



Does your wagon need washing? Bug need beauti- 
fying? Campus commuters can have their clunkers 
cleaned free of charge on Wednesday, April 18 thanks 
to the Commuter Appreciation Day Car Wash. 
Maneuver your motor to the Regents Drive Garage 
entrance between 3 and 4:30 p.m. 

The car wash is sponsored by the University 
Commuters Association and the National Society of 
Collegiate Scholars. For more information, contact 
Leslie Perkins at 001) 314-7250 or lperkins@acc- 
mail.umd.edu. 

Cooperation or Combat? 

On Tuesday, April 17, the School of Public 
Affairs will host a discussion between Pulit- 
zer Prize-winning reporters David S. Broder 
of the Washington Post and Haynes B. John- 
son of the Philip Merrill College of Journal- 
ism as part of the Norman and Florence 
Brody Public Policy Forum. The forum, tided 
"Washington Politics: Cooperation or Conflict? ," 
will be held at 7 p.m. in the Kay Theater of 
the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 

As national political correspondent for « 
the Post. David Broder is considered one |j 

of America's most Influential political jour- s 
nalists. Haynes Johnson was a Post cones- J, 
pondent from 1969:1994 and since 1998 £ 
has taught at the College of Journalism. In f 
1996, Johnson and Broder co-authored the "■ 
critically acclaimed bestseller "The System: 
The American Way of Politics at die Breaking 
Point." 

The event is free, but tickets are required. Call the 
School of Public Affairs at (301) 405-6330 for tickets. 



Coverage Uncovered 



In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage 
Month, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education 
(OMSE) is sponsoring a presentation by Time 
Magazine News Director Howard Chua-Eoan entitled 
"Media Coverage in the Asian American Community: 
Stereotypes and Misconceptions." 

Chua-Eoan was bom in the Philippines and gradu- 
ated from Columbia University. As news director for 
Time, be is in charge of all of the magazine's corre- 
spondents in the United States and around the world. 
He also serves as assistant managing editor overseeing 
national politics, crime and breaking news. 

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 24 at 
4 p.m. in Room 1 139. Stamp Student Union. A recep- 
tion will follow. For more information, contact Elaine 
Ting at (301) 405-5358 or yting@deans.umd.edu. 



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"Women Focus: Challenges and Advancement in 
Higher Education" is the title of the annual spring 
conference of the Maryland Network being held at 
the Thumel Business Center at the University of 
Baltimore on May 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Topics such as managing your career search, multi- 
dimensional leadership and distance education will 
be addressed. The university's Sharon Fries-Brit ts and 
Ellen Yu Borkowski will speak. 

The conference fee is $75 and includes continental 
breakfast and lunch. The registration deadline is April 
25. For more information, call Gena Glickman at (410) 
837-5248 or visit www.umuc.edu/acemdnetwork. 



Summer Cybercamps 



Cybercamps is proud to offer six weeks of its 
award-winning, Hi-Tech, Hi-Fun programs at the 
University of Maryland this summer. Campers can 
choose from 3-D Animation, Web Design, Program- 
ming, Digital Arts, Game Design and Cyber-Explorer, 
for a summer filled with cutting-edge technology and 
outdoor fun. 

Also, all University of Maryland Employees are 
offered a discount of $50 for any of their children or 



relatives who wish to attend. This offer applies at any 
of 40 locations. 

For more information, visit www.cybercamps.com 
or call 1-888-904-CAMR 

James Bond, Flying Fish and Chopin? 

Do you know what your undergraduates are up to? 
Come find out at Undergraduate Research Day on 
Wednesday, April 25 in the Stamp Student Union. 
More than 200 students will be presenting their work 
in the form of individual and group presentations, 



Block Plan (www.aidindia.org/aipsn), a major initia- 
tive which aims to bring healthcare to 3,000 villages 
around India, and toward AID'S other efforts in India. 
The concert will be held in the auditorium of the 
Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenhelt. Tickets 
are available at the ATD Office. For more information, 
contact Nagini Prasad at C301) 405-2940 or naginip® 
yahoo.com, or visit www.aidindia.org/concert. 



Scarlet Fever 




The Scarlet Letter," a play based on the novel by 
Nathaniel Hawthorne — a drama of 
romance, suffering, and redemption set 
during the times of Puritan law and reli- 
gion — will be presented by National 
Players, die University of Maryland's 
resident classical touring company, at 
Tawes Theatre. Performances are 
Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21 at 8 p.m. 
and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $ 1 standard admission; 
.$7 for seniors, students, and standard 
groups; $5 for senior citizens and student 
groups. For tickets, call (301) 405-7847. 



CHPS Colloquium 



posters and artistic exhibits. View research on every- 
thing from "The Simpsons," hip-hop and James Bond 
to Japanese fighting fish, smart shock absorbers and 
Chopin. Show your support for students and their 
research efforts in all disciplines, and help make this 
third annual event the best ever. 

The day begins at 8:30 with a continental breakfast 
and welcome, and continues until 3 p.m. This year 
the Mentor of the Year and Undergraduate Research 
Assistant Program (URAP) Students of the Year will be 
honored. The event is sponsored by the Office of the 
Dean for Undergraduate Studies. For schedule infor- 
mation, visit www.inform.umd.edu/ugst/urd. Contact 
Penny Asay at (301) 405-9342 or at pasay@deaas.umd.edu. 

Commuter Affairs Teleconference . 

Commuter Affairs and Community Service is 
pleased to invite the campus to a national teleconfer- 
ence on " Engaging Commuter Students: Redesigning 
Campuses for the Majority of America's College 
Students," to be shown in the Stamp Student Union, 
on Thursday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. 

Sponsored by the National Resource Center for the 
First- Year Experience & Students in Transition, the 
teleconference will address issues of how the college 
experience can be organized to address the learning 
needs and circumstances of today's students, the vast 
majority of whom live off campus. 

The teleconference is free and open to the public. 
A pre-conference from 11 a.m.-l p.m. will include a 
keynote speaker, lunch, and networking opportuni- 
ties. The pre-conference is $25 for faculty and staff, 
$15 for students. For more information, contact Julie 
Owen at (301) 405-0986 or jowen@accmail. umd.edu, 
or visit www.sc.edu/fye/conferences/teleconf/cs.htm. 



Instruments of India 



Association for India's Development (AID) presents 
sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan in concert on Sunday, 
April 22 from 7-9 p.m. AID is a registered non-profit, 
volunteer organization — at UM, UMBC and campuses 
around the United States, India, Australia and Germany 
— which supports grassroots development efforts 
throughout India in health, literacy, education, human 
rights, women's empowerment, sustainable develop- 
ment and environmental awareness. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the Hundred 



The DeWitt Stettenjr., Museum of 
Medical Research and the National 
Human Genome Research Institute are 
pleased to announce the second lec- 
ture in their History of Human Genetics 
series. "Patenting Life: Politics, Ethics, 
and the Law" will be presented by 
Daniel J, Kevles on Tuesday, April 17 at 3 
p.m. in the Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center 
(Building 10), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. 
The lecture is open to the public. A reception will 
follow. For more information, visit http://tango01 . 
cit.nih.gov/sig/home.taf?_function=rnaln&SIGInfo_ 
SIGID=98. Directions to the NIH campus can be found 
at wwwnih.gOv/about/#visitor. Or contact David 
Cantor at (301) 496-66 lO or cantord@od, nih.gov. 

Roundtable on Civic Globalis 

As part of a two-day conference co-sponsored by 
the university's Democracy Collaborative, world fig- 
ures — including Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Hume 
of Northern Ireland; Adam Michnik, founder of Solida- 
rity; and Edward Mortimer, a top United Nations offi- 
cial — will debate the Impact of the global economy 
on democracies. 

The roundtable, entided "The Theory and Practice 
of Civic Globalism," will be held on Friday, April 20 
and Saturday, April 21 at the Ronald Reagan Building 
in Washington, D.C. Also on Friday, April 20, an inno- 
vative performance/discussion at the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center will examine the key role 
played by artistic and cultural programs in democra- 
cy-building. For a complete agenda and to register, 
call Sondra Myers at (202) 721-6359. 

Under Mengele's Microscope 

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for 
Jewish Studies, in coordination with The Ben and 
Esther Rosenbloom Hillel Center for Jewish Life at the 
University of Maryland and the Embassy of the State 
of Israel in Washington, D.C, present a special docu- 
mentary film showing of "Liebe Perla," directed by 
Shachar Rozen (Israel , 1999,63 min., video. Hebrew 
and German with English subtitles). 

The film documents the history of a family of little 
people kept alive by Joseph Mengele through the Holo- 
caust in order to study their behavior. The story, whose 
strange and often difficult subject matter is handled 
with remarkable dignity, unfolds as a friend of the 
family in modern day Germany sets out to search for 
lost film footage taken by Mengele at Auschwitz. 

The screenings will take place on Thursday, April 
19 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in 1250 Biology-Psycholo- 
gy, and are free and open to the public. For further 
information, contact the Center at (301) 405-4975.