u.m u^ooi Outlook The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper Volume 15 'Number 26 'April 24, 2001 The Trans- formative Power of Art, page 4 Meet Me at Our Place in the Country, My Dear Summer Program Offers a Chance to Study British Landscapes, Architecture Care to spend a portion of your summer on a posh education- vacation, lolling around 100 acres of historical landscape architecture and gardening at a 17th-century country manor home in England? Kiplin Hall, former estate of the I-ords Baltimore in North Yorkshire, has undergone 1 5 years of preservation work by university students and instructors. Next month the estate, which has gained valu- able museum status, reopens to showcase their hard work. Now ran by the Maryland Historical Society, the Mary- land Study Center at Kiplin Hall offers a chance for visi- tors to do more study than work, although some garden- ing can still be done. "On May 12, 40 of us will be there for the dedication and opening," said David Fogle, former director of the center and professor emeritus of architecture at Maryland. The Queen's Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire will lead the ceremony. Disappointed that there wasn't anything in the estate other than a plaque that directly connected it to Maryland or the university's beginnings, a portrait of the first Lord Baltimore and Kiplin Hall estate builder George Calvert was commissioned by one of his descendants. George Calvert was the grandfather, seven greats back, of Charles Benedict Calvert, who founded the university. continued on page 7 Maryland Day Features Astronaut's Return to Alma Mater On Maryland Day 2001, NASA Astronaut and universi- alumnus Paul Richards will resent President C. D. Mote r. with a University of Mary- land banner Ricliards took on his first space shuttle mis- ion in March. Widt more than 40,000 people expected to participate, Maryland Day will be held from 10 j.m.4 >.m. April 28 and will offer more than 300 activities, including a band instrument petting zoo, a human pow- ered submarine, a carnival, prizes and much more. The day's theme, "Explore Our World " encourages engagement in hands-on activities for every age. The goal of the event is to emphasize learning, explor- and fun at one of the nation's lead- ing research universities. Festivities include a carnival on McKeldtn Mall, a Shake- spearean puppet show and a chil- dren's concert of music from Disney classics. Get blown away in the wind tunnel, test a space suit and meet faculty who study dinosaurs and provide scientific advice to "The X- Files." Visitors may also watch a stage combat demonstra- tion, sharpen their skills at an African drum workshop, learn to salsa and tango and enjoy a staging of scenes eKpt-fte from "A Glass Menagerie." Best of all, visit plaNET UM and Ag Day for a pettini zoo and get advice from master gardeners from the Home & Garden Center. For more information on the day's activities, visit www.mar ylandday. umd .e du I University Officials Pleased with State Appropriations for 2002 University officials respond- ed gratefully to the Maryland General Assembly's 2002 oper- ating budget for the university, which will increase by 9.43 percent, or about $31.4 million. Although die final appropri- ation was somewhat lower than Gov. Pants Glendening's initial budget request, Presi- dent CD. Mote Jr. said the third consecutive year of increases of around 10 percent "demon- strates that the governor and the legislature recognize the vital role this university plays in the life of the state, and that they are committed to support- ing our inevitable and immi- nent emergence as one of the top research universities in the nation. We are very grateful for their support." As it did last year, a signifi- cant portion of this year's increase will fund salary enhancements. University fac- ulty and staff will receive a four percent cost of living allowance Jan. 1, 2002. A 2.5 percent salary increase pool will be established to be dis- tributed by managers begin- ning July 1 for merit salary increases, equity adjustments and retention and recruitment initiatives. Operating fund increases also will help to fund expan- sion of the Robert H. Smith School of Business 's programs at die Shady Grove Center, enhancement of bioseiences programs and faculty recruit- ment and retention. The General Assembly fully funded the governor's $33 mil- lion capital budget request for die university, which will help finance construction of the chemistry teaching addition, the headquarters addition for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and the Comcast Center. The funding also wiU allow for renovations to Hornbake and McKeldin Libraries.Taliaferro and Key halls, and the chemical and nuclear engineering building. In addition, the General Assembly provided funds for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute's regional facility. As reported in last week's Outlook, the General Assembly passed a bill authorizing some university staff to organize for purposes of collective bargain- ing. Glendening is expected to sign the bill. The General Assembly did not act on a proposed increase in the state's contribution to optional retirement plans for university employees. Paying Attention to Black Women and Work When Deborah Pratt came home from work her hands were sore and her feet hurt. And after eight straight hours standing on a work line she had a $1.25 to show for it. That's what she made her first day on the job as an oys- ter shucker in 1975 in Water- view, Va. After a lirtie while she got her weekly pay up to $125. "I'd wake up in the middle of the night because my fin- gers were tingling," she said. "They kept on tingling right up till the next morning, until I'd shucked my first gal- lon of oysters." The move- ment helped restore die cir- culation. "You just take Tylenol," she said."You can't stop working, you've got to take care of the family." Pratt's husband had just left her. She had a mortgage to pay and two young chil- dren. "I went in to apply for welfare, but it didn't work out. They want your whole life story. That's when I start- ed shucking. I would never go on welfare." To make ends meet she also cleaned houses. Then, in 1985, she took classes to become a nurse's aide. Soon she was shucking oysters at 6 a.m. and doing a shift at a nursing home till 1 1 p.m. "I'm still doing both things," she said. That's how she's put three of her four chil- dren through college. Today she makes $9 an hour as a supervisor at a nursing home. Most of the aides on her staff work for $5. 3 5 per hour. Like her, most are African-American. "I want to teach them that you can start at the bottom and work your way up. No one ever gave it to me," Pratt said. continued on page 5 April 24, 2001 dateline tnaryland T'ue sda april 2< 11 a.m., Lecture: "In Defense of Silence: Italian Music from Luigi Nono to the Present." With Alberto Caprioli, compos- er, conductor, member of the faculty of the Conservatorio di Musica G. B. Martini, Bologna, Italy. Part of the Department of French and Italian's lecture series "Modern Italy: Aspects of the Future." St. Mary's Hall. For more information, call 5-4025. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Discussion: "Faculty and Graduate Student Collaborations: Challenges and Achievements." Pan of the Digital Dialogues Spring 2001 series of brown bag round- table discussions in collabora- tion with MITH and ACS. MITH Conference Area, 2nd Floor, Taliaferro. For more informa- tion, visit http://otal.umd.edu/ amst/mini-cente r/dd/. 4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: "Global Dynamics of the Earth's Magnetosphere: The IMAGE Satellite Mission." With Jim L. Burch, vice president, Space Science & Engineering Southwest Research Institute. Preceded by refreshments at 3:30. 1410 Physics (lecture hall). For more information, call 5-3401. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Theory Slam: "Sex: The Theory of Practice." (Details in For Your Interest, p. 8.) 6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: •HTML III: Manage Website Design with Stylesheets." Pre- requisite: Unix I, Unix n and a WAM account. 4404 Computer & Space Science. Contact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* W e dn esday april 12-1 p.m., Research & Devel- opment Meeting: "The Career Development of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Undergraduates: A Comparative Analysis." With Christina Van Puymbroeck, psychological intern. 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Bldg. For more Information, contact Stacey Holmes at seholmes® warn . umd . edu. 4 p.m.. Lecture: "Sequencing and Comparing Genomes: Now That We Know the DNA Sequence, What do We Know?" Part of the Graduate School Distinguished Lecturer Series, (Details in For Your Interest, p. 8.) Your Guide to University Events April 24-May 1 7 p.m.. Lecture: "Sexism and Communities of Color." With Christine Clark, Craig Alimo, Eric Polite and Mark Brimhall- Vargas, Human Relations. 1137 Stamp Student Union, Call 4-8341 ore-mail cor4l3 ©yahoo.com. 7-9 p.m. Performance: "Cultural Explosion," featuring music, The Amazing Josini brings his tricks and talents to Tawes Theater (see April 29). dance and theater from Africa, Australia, China, India, Polyne- sia and other places around the globe. Tawes Theatre, free. Reception to follow. Sponsor- ed by the International House Council and the Cross Cultural Program Series. Call 4-7742. tfkur s day 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Lecture: "The Big Climate Amplifier: Ocean Circulation-Sea Ice Extent- Storminess-Dustiness-Cloud Albedo." With Wallaces. Broccker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Dohcrty Earth Observatory of Colum- bia University. Broecker, a member of the National Aca- demy of Sciences, is among the most influential forces in the study of the world ocean and climate change. 4205 Hornbake. Contact Paul Tomas- cak at 5-4054 or tomascak® geol.umd.edu, or visit www. geol.umd.edu/~tomascak, 12-1:30 p.m., CTE Workshop: "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Part II: Initiatives at a Research 1 University." Sam Thompson, Indiana University, will share his insights on the scholarship of teaching and on the establishment of an active program at his Research I university. Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 3:30-5 p.m.. Discussion: "Talk About Teaching: Writing." Each month colleagues at all aca- demic levels are invited for light refreshments while we share teaching ideas and ques- tions. This month the topic is writing: theory and practice. Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, 01 35 Taliafer- ro Hall. Call 5-6830. 8 p.m., Performance: "Coolidge Quartet: Masterworks from the Coolidge Collection, Part II." Award-winning student recipi- ents of the Guarneri Fellow- ship perform works by Bartok, Bridge and Schoenberg com- missioned by E.S. Coolidge. Preceded by a 6:30 p.m. show- ing of the documentary film "Four/Four" chronicling the quartet. Gildenhorn Recital Hail, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. T rid ay 8 p,m.,Performance:"Mary- land Opera Studio: Exploring the Orpheus Legend, Part I." Presented in conjunction with the Departments of Theatre, Dance, Classics and Germanic Studies. Dance Studio Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Call 5-7847. S aturday 8 p.m.,Performance:"Mary- land Opera Studio: Exploring the Orpheus Legend, Part II." Presented in conjunction with the Departments of Theatre, Dance, Classics and Germanic Studies. Dance Studio Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 8 p.m., Performance: "Mary- land Chamber Orchestra." Mozart Flute Concerto in C Major, Haydn's te Deum, Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167. For more infor- mation, see MDChamber calendar guide; Cafendar 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 Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach me calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to email@example.com. 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). Clarification An article on Nadonal Student Employment Week in the April 17 issue of Outlook understated Anne Turkos' responsibilities with the University Archives program. She is the university archivist with responsibilities for all the permanent records of the campus. While she is employed in the University of Maryland Libraries, her position as associate curator of archives and manuscripts extends beyond her home unit. Correction In the April 17 story, "Task Force Keeps Focus on Student Suc- cess," Ann Wylie's position was misidentified due to a misprint in the faculty-staff directory. She is associate provost of academic affairs. Also, the rate of UM freshmen graduating in four years is 41 percent and our peer universities are at 80 percent. Orchestra.org or call (301) 434-1424.' 8 p.m„Performance: u The Southwest Project" with Rebecca Bice and collabora- tors. Featuring new works In progress; part of the "In the Works" series. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street,Washington, D.C. Admission is $5. For tick- ets, call (202) 488-3300 or visit www. arenastage . org. * april 29 Sunday 2 p.m. Performance: "A Spring Koto Recital," showing the ancient Japanese Koto in a musical program. Presented by the Washington Toho Koto Society and the University of Maryland Department of Music, and featuring Maryland ethnomusicology students. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 3 p.m., Performance: '"Mary- land Opera Studio: Exploring the Orpheus Legend, Part I." Presented in conjunction with the Departments of Theatre, Dance, Classics and Germanic Studies. Dance Studio Theater. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 3 and 7 p.m. Performances: The Amazing Josini presents "An Evening of Grand Illusions and Magic." Tawes Theatre. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund. Call 5-7847, (301) 708-6452 or Ronda's Boutique at (410) 594-1881/ Monday april 30 4 p.m., Entomology Colloqui- um: "The Role of Mating Beha- vior Evolution in Speeiation in Hawaiian Crickets." With Kerry Shaw, Department of Biology. 1140 Plant Sciences Building. Call 5-3795. 8 p.m., Performance: "Mary- land Opera Studio: Exploring the Orpheus Legend, Part II." Presented in conjunction with the Departments of Theatre, Dance, Classics and Germanic Studies. Dance Studio Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. 8 p.m., Performance: "Univer- sity of Maryland Brass Ensem- ble." Featuring Eric Ewazen's Symphony in Brass, with guest appearances by faculty hornist Gregory Miller, formerly of the Empire Brass. Conducted by Milton Stevens. Gildenhorn Re- cital Hall, Clarice Smith Perfor- ming Arts Center. Call 5-7847. Tuesday may 8:30a.m.-2 p.m., 13th Annual Equity Council Conference: "Diversity: Building an Effect- ive Community." Registration fee: $50 (includes luncheon). Stamp Student Union. Contact Erinn Joyner at 4-843 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.* 4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: "Scaling Astrophysics into the Laboratory with Intense Lasers." With Bruce Reming- ton, ICF Program, Lawrence Livermore National Labora- tory. 1410 Physics. For more information, call 5-3401. 7:30 p.m.. Performance: "Honors Chamber Recitals." Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Call 5-7847. Outlook Quthx'k is the weekly faailty-statT 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 Marked ng George Cathcart • Executive Editor Monette 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 Hill, College Park, MD 20742 Telephone • (301) 405-7615 Fax • (301) 314-9344 E-mail • email@example.com www.coHegepublish.er. com/oudook Yl> Outlook 3 Remembering the Musical Genius of Leonard Rose Some of filmed cellist Leonard Rose's finest recordings are avail- able for the first time in almost 50 years thanks to a new two-CD set pro- duced in association with local classical music radio station 103.5 FM WGMS. Proceeds from "Leonard Rose Remembered" will benefit the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, which will be held May 24-June 2 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The CDs contain Rose's best record- ings of cello sonatas with accompani- ment by pianists Leonid Hambro and Samuel Sanders, including works by Chopin, Schubert and Franck. Rose's grandson Arthur served as the executive producer of the CT>s. Considered the most influential American-born cellist of the 20th centu- ry. Rose was born in Washington, D,C, in 1918, and studied cello from the age of 10, During his career he performed as principal cellist of both die Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, before moving on to pursue successful careers in solo performance, music edit- ing and teaching. Regarded as one of the finest cello teachers of his time, Rose taught at the juilliard School and the Curtis Institute and his students includ- ed Lynn Harrell and Yo-Yo Ma, "Leonard Rose Remembered", which was funded by anonymous donors, is available for $30 from the WGMS Web site, www.wgms.com, and from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at (301) 405-7847. Maryland Handel Festival Takes Final Bow When the Mary- land Handel Festival takes stage May 4, it will be the end of an impressive run: a 20-year project presenting all of Handel's English orato- rios in the order in which diey were written. The 200 1 Festival and Confer- ence will feature perform- ances of "Theodora'' on May 4 and "Jephtha" on May 6. In 1982, the festival set on the challenging course of presenting these orato- rios in chronological order, which has not been accom- plished since Handel's time. During the two decades, solo, orchestral, choral and chamber programs have been presented; professional performers and Handel scholars alike have been given a rare opportunity; and several of Handel's^ora- torios have had United States premieres. The Maryland Handel Festival lias become one of the major Handel festivals inter- nationally. This year's finale is par- ticularly bittersweet for artistic director Paul Traver, as co-founder Howard Serwer died last year. Serwer was one of the founders of the American Handel Society and a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. Traver will conduct "Theodora" with Linda Mabbs, soprano; Lorie Gratis, mezzo-soprano; Derek Lee Ragin, counter tenor; Charles Reid, tenor; and Philip Colli ster, bari- tone. The Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra will be performing on period instruments under the direc- tion of Kenneth Slowik, and Edward Maclary will direct the University of Maryland Chorus. The performance of "jephtha," conducted by Paul Traver, will feature Sherri Karam, soprano; Jennifer Royal, soprano; Leneida Crawford, mezzo- soprano; Derek Lee Ragin, counter-tenor; Charles Reid, tenor; and Philip Collistcr, baritone. It will include the Maryland Boy Choir Tickets for the oratorios, which will he presented through May 6, are S 1 5-$30. In addition to the ticketed performances, there will be free conference sessions and .i free Young Artists Recital on Saturday, May 5. For tickets, contact die Ticket Office at (301) 405- 7847. Discounts are avail- able for groups, seniors and lull-time students with valid student ID. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Centers Maryland S Myth of Orpheus Inspires Interdepartmental Collaboration Nothing is more exciting to an artist than to see a creative idea grow and take on a life of its own. Leon Major, artistic director of the Maryland Opera Studio, had such an idea: he wanted to do a program with students on the mythical fig- ure, Orpheus. That idea grew into a major artistic undertaking: several days of music, dance, theatre, poetry, film, and discussion, involving the collab- oration of many departments with- in the university. With more than 20 operas, a dozen plays, a number of films, bal- lets, orchestral works, and poems on Orpheus to choose from. Major had the difficult task of sifting through the wealth of material. "Some of the works will be familiar," Major said. "Others will be new discoveries. We were amazed at the amount of creativity that one myth could inspire. If we had included everything, we would have had a month-long Orpheus marathon." He ultimately chose early operas of Monteverdi and Gluck, and excerpts from works by Rossi, Bertoni, Haydn and Milhaud. He shared the idea with colleagues, Peter Beicken of the Germanic Studies Department, Judy Halle tt of the Classics Department, Ale ine Wiltz of the Department of Dance and Frank Hiidy of the Department of Theatre. The group decided that since Orpheus had served as an inspiration in so many disciplines, why not collaborate? They identified a play; Alvin Mayes from the Department of Dance choreographed a dance. Four songs with text from Shakespeare's "Henry VI I" were chosen, and sever- al poems from Ovid, Virgil and Rilke, as well. The idea for a symposium emerged, as well as film screenings. "The voice of Orpheus united many of us in different departments and In conjunction with this event, there will be a symposium on Wednesday, April 25 from 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. in the Multi- purpose Room, St. Mary's Hall, sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and co-spon- sored by the Departments of Art History, French and Italian, Inter- national Programs, Language Center, Spanish and Portuguese. The following film screenings will take place in conjunction with the Orpheus Symposium: • Monday, April 23, 4:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room of St. Mary's Hall: "Orphee" (in French with English subtitles) • Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room: "Black Orpheus" • Friday, April 27 4:30 p.m., in Room 4210-T nonprofit media, Hornbake Library, the Brazilian Film "Orfeu" (in Portuguese with English subtitles) disciplines to come together," said Beicken. "We celebrate his living memory." "Exploring the Orpheus Legend, Part I" will be presented in the Dance Theatre, Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (repeated Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.) and "Part II" will be presented on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. (re- peating Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m.). School of Music musicians Richard Roper, Aaron Muller and Aaron Holmes filled Hecht's Chevy Chase store with beautiful music during the All The Store's A Stage fund-raising event on April 1. 4 April 24, 2001 Artists Transform History Into Visual Documents Four African- American artists who work in dif- ferent media will reflect on the ways in which the past — personal or collective, African or tography after a trip to Africa in the 1970s. As responses to African and African-American culture, his photographs combine myth and history and are endowed with a magical, Illustration by Tom Feelings from his book "The Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo" (Dial Books, New York, 1995). African American — has influenced their art. The discussion, "Remaking the Past: Black Visual Culture in the Present," is in honor of David Driskell, profes- sor emeritus of art. Sponsored by the Com- mittee on Africa and the Americas and the Depart- ment of Art History and Archaeology, the panel discussion will begin at 4 p.m. on April 27 in room 2309, Art/Sociology Building. Gene Young, a photog- rapher at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art, will start off the panel dis- cussion with a talk titled "Images of Masks." Young became interested in pho- sometimes surreal, quality. Young will be followed by Stmone Leigh, a sculp- tor who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, who will speak on the topic of "Afrocentricity." Leigh's work is based in what she calls "the collision of west- ern aesthetics with African art and bodies," which she sees as operating on two levels. She notes, for exam- ple, that she is an African- American artist who has worked with European porcelain; she also points out that many of her sculptures work to re- image the black female body, devalued by western culture, as beautiful in an almost mythical African way. The panel will conclude with a presentation by Maryland art department professor Margo Humphrey whose talk, "Generation to Genera- tion," will address the ways in which her paintings are infused by memories of growing up as a child sur- rounded by a multigenera- tional family. At 6 p.m.,Tom Feelings, professor emeritus of art at the University of South Carolina, will deliver the keynote address. Feelings is the author of the 1995 narrative art book, "The Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo," which he began working on while living in Ghana in the 1 970s, creating a visual document of the slave trade. More reeendy, Feelings has drawn images of Christ for stained-glass windows of black church- es. His lecture, "Transform- ing the Painful Historical Truth of the Middle Pas- sage into a Visual Narra- tive," is a summation of his life's work and of himself as an artist. As Feelings has said of himself: "I am a storyteller, in picture form, who tries to reflect and interpret the lives and experiences of the people that gave me life. I bring to my art a quality which is rooted in the culture of Africa, and expanded by the experience of being in America." The symposium is the final event of the Com- mittee on Africa and the Americas' 2000-2001 pro- gram, "Resistance and Social Justice in Africa and the Diaspora." The Com- mittee is a joint project of the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. It com- bines an informal cluster of courses drawn from several departments in dif- ferent colleges and a series of extracurricular events designed to complement students' classroom study. For more information, call (301)405-6835. Living in Harmony with Mother Earth University extension specialists Gary Gelton and Madeleine Greene want people to live on the "environ- mental edge," so they offer the following simple tricks for eliminating some of the hazards in the home. • Lullabye and Goodnight? The bedroom is the second most environ mentally danger- ous room in your home. Air is so tighdy sealed, it holds allergens and contaminants, like formalde- hyde from carpeting. It doesn't have anywhere to go, so you keep breathing it in as you sleep. Solution: Open your win- Fertili/e in the fall only. Even then, use as little as half of the recommended amount. It's cheaper, better for the grass and better for the health of the neighborhood creek. • The environmentally yuckiest thing you can dump down your kitchen sink? dows frequendy and clean your furnace filter. • Best way to control weeds in your lawn? Forget the chemicals. Solution: Mow the grass more often and keep it longer, at least 3 inches high. • "But I always fertilize my grass in the spring," Don't. Spring fertilizer grows the blade of the grass (the part you cut and cut and cut...) and adds nitrogen to the soil. Solution: Food grease, cooking oil and meat in the garbage disposal. It coats your pipes, clogs up your septic system and makes a real mess at the local sewage plant. Solution: Put it in a jar or can in the refrigerator. Throw it in the trash when the container is full. Shuttle- UM Augments Summer Service Shuttle-UM T the student-operated transit system at the University of Maryland, will provide service on all commuter routes for the first time ever during the summer 2001 sessions. The Shuttle-UM routes Silver Spring Metro Station and New Carrollton letro Station will be added to the existing summer routes Adelphi South, Greenbek, Park and Ride, Adelphi North, Rhode Island Avenue, Springhtll ce and Queens Chapel. These routes will operate each weekday during the summer sessions except July 4. In addition, Summer Circuit, Call-A-Ride, College Park Metro Station, Paratransit and Charter service will operate. tore information, contact Thomas Noyes (301) 314-7270 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.umd.edu/shutde. Outlook Conference Scholars To Examine National Identity, History and Hemisphere The Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce a two day confer- ence, "National Identities in the Americas," which will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, at the Nyumburu Cultural Center. This conference is the culmi- nation of a year-long series of seminars and lectures organ- ized around the center's theme for 2000-2001, "The Nation and Beyond." This conference will bring together leading Latin American and U.S. scholars.They will speak on national identity and nationalism and how to enrich historical appreciation of hemi- spheric similarities and differ- ences. Participants in this interdisci- plinary conference are drawn from the History, English, American Studies and Political Science departments and include such internationally known scholars as Eric Foner (Columbia), Louis A. Perez, Jr. (North Carolina), Florencia M;il(on (Wisconsin), Rogers Smith (Yale), Richard White (Stanford), Claudio Lomnitz (Chicago), Hilda Sabato (Buenos Aires), David Monte jano (Texas), Alexander Keyssar (Duke) and Amy Kaplan (Mt. Holyoke). The conference, which begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, will be immediately preceded at 1 p.m. by the 2001 Rundell Lecture in American history, also in the Nyumburu Center. This year's Rundell lecturer is Eric Foner, Dewirt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. The author of many prize-winning works on the Civil War, Reconstruction and the history of freedom in the 1 Inited States, Foner is one of the most distinguished historians work- ing in the United States today. He also is past president of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. His lec- ture is free and open to the public. The "National Identities in the Americas" conference is open to the public, though par- ticipants must register. There is a $ 1 5 fee for faculty and gener- al public, $10 for graduates stu- dents. Undergraduates and high school students may attend free of charge. Discussion at the conference will be based on eight pre-cir- culated papers, copies of which are available in the Department of History, 2115 Francis Scott Key Hall, and will be sent via e- mail or regular mail to confer- ence registrants upon request. Those seeking to register or to find out more about the con- ference should contact Stephen Johnson, Administrator, Center for Historical Studies, at histo- rycenter® umail.umd.edu or at (301) 405-8739, or consult the Center for Historical Studies website at www.inform.umd. edu/HIST/HistoryCenter/. Black Women & Work continued from page J "We hear stories like this again and again, yet there's no academic center in this coun- try studying the unique work- ing experiences of the Deborah Pratts," said Sharon Harley, acting chair of ihe uni- versity's Afro-American Studies Program and principal investigator of the Ford Foundation-funded Center for African-American Women's Labor Studies project (CAWLS). "Black women's work plays a pivotal role in the lives of families and com- munities. Yet many remain near the bottom of the eco- nomic ladder, encumbered by the legacy of racism and sexu- al stereotyping, while trying to survive in a global econo- my." Harley brought Pratt, labor activists, and academics to campus this month to help plan the creation of CAWLS, specifically to develop an agenda of research and proj- ects the center should under- take. She hopes to have the Center up and running by the fall. It will be housed in Afro-American Studies, but will include scholars from various academic units on and off campus and at policy institutes. Armeta Dixon grew up in a close family in Baltimore in the 1940s and '50s. "When I was 13, 1 started selling newspa- pers on a street corner," she said. "I saw waitresses, bar- maids, and prostitutes. In my youth, that was my view of black women at work." Her sisters cleaned houses. "From them I heard stories about domestics who worked for misters who made them mistresses. 1 was determined to find a different kind of work." Today Dixon is the execu- tive vice president of a health care workers union in Washington. D.C. She too spoke at Harley's conference, "The constant in all these "Uncover the 'white skin advantage' in social policy," urged Linda Williams (left), as Deborah Pratt (center), working mother of four, and Sharon Harley, DM profes- sor and conference organizer, took note at the April 6 panel presentation on black women and work held in Marie Mount Hall. images is racism," she said. "We are all the progeny of a racist and sexist society, and we're being pulled down by the weight of unfinished business." Dixon mainly repre- sents low-paid black women. While she's seen progress over the 16 years she's spent in the union, it's not nearly enough. The earnings gap between the richest and the poor- est is actually widening, she said. Education, the traditional path to improvement "becomes a dead end. If you're a woman it's deader still." By focusing on the problems and the condi- tions of the kind of women she represents, "this center might be one step in the right direc- tion." "Women are the fastest growing part of the labor movement, and African- American women are the greatest focus of strength," according to Karen Niissbaum, director of the Working Women's Department at the APL<;iO, who spoke at the conference. The large numbers of African- American women in health care, textile industries and in janitorial work have "When I was 13, I started selling newspapers on a street corner. I saw waitresses, barmaids, and prostitutes. In my youth, that was my view of black women at work." — Armeta Dixon shown "a huge impulse around organizing," she said, "like the lioness that protects her cubs, women are a powerful force. We need to tap into this to build a more powerful move- ment." By documenting the condi- tions of black working women, Nussbaum says the center can put a needed mir- ror in front of unions. "Some- times the labor movement can't see itself. You look in the mirror and see what you want. It helps to see yourself as out- siders see you." This mirror could help focus attention on the issue of race in unions. "Race is the fault line in the labor move- ment," she said. "We need to look unblinkingly at the race issue" The Center for African- American Women's Labor Studies would combine research with what Francille Rusan Wilson calls "social jus- tice projects." She is a profes- sor in the university's Afro- American Studies Program and is actively involved in creating the center. She said many groups could make use of the information it will generate, making it an important clear- inghouse. "The data would be widely shared with the public, but the chief groups would be academics, policy research organizations, legislators, labor unions and employers," she said. At the conference, Linda Williams, a university political scientist, urged the center to investigate the impact of social policy but also to look at the big picture, the full range of programs. If you look only at welfare you fail to see "the white-skin advantage in social policy," Williams said. "Social policy disproportionately serv- ices whites." For example, the inequities of the Social Security system are ripe for study. "Women who never work sometimes get more benefits than those who do." she said. Social Security mirrors and amplifies the chronically tow pay earned by many women, she explained. "We need to uncov- er the full extent of these inequities." Carol Boyce Davies, profes- sor of African- American stud- ies at Northwestern Universi- ty, suggested that migration studies be added to the agen- da. Pointing to the movement of women from the Carib- bean to the United States, she said man)' came seeking work that could sustain their fami- lies. These women were "beginning to think this would be a start for develop- ing a positive life." Harley added that while African American women would be the central focus of the center, other women's experiences would be studied as well. Most of the center's work would also focus on those at the bottom of the eco- nomic ladder, where the great- est need exists. Still, the center also would look at the situa- tions of middle-class and pro- fessional black women. "They bump up against many ceil- ings," Harley said. Professor Tony Whitehead, a university antliropologist and member of the center's adviso- ry board, sat listening to the presentations. Toward the end he said he didn't understand at first why Harley had asked him to participate."! did it because Sharon asked me," he said. But as he listened, the connection became clear. "Everything 1 am, all my interests are the product of black women. I sat here remembering my dead mother and how she gave one-fourth of her income to pay my tuition so 1 wouldn't leave col- lege in debt," he said. The cen- ter's work is important because "these women need to be included in academic studies." April 24, 2001 New-Media Students Bring Maryland Political Newsmagazine On Line The university has bunched a Web- based magazine devoted to news about Mankind political policy, Maryland Newsline is pro- duced by a team of advanced new-media stu- dents at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism tinder the direction of Chris Harvey a faculty member and former associate metro editor at washingtonpost. com. Journalism Dean Thomas Kunkel said the new pro- gram is important to both students and Maryland read- ers. "Maryland Newsline pro- vides our students with die important, real- world experi- ences of producing dte news in an interactive, multi- media environment, while giving Marylanders a new and exciting news product about issues that affect their everyday lives" Kunkel said, lite site is produced by a small team of graduates and advanced undergraduates working at the college's new Online Media Lab on the College Park campus under the direction of Harvey, who serves as Maryland Newsline's executive editor. The Web magazine show- cases work from the col- lege's Capital News Service reporting bureaus in Annapolis and Washington and the school's nightly TV news show on the college- owned UMTV cable televi- sion station. It also features original work from Harvey's new-media students, includ- ing stories, digital photo- graphs, interactive news quizzes and special reports. "We believe this synergy among all of our student- staffed news operations will better prepare our students for today's newsrooms, which increasingly call on professionals to report and edit for more than one medi- um," Harvey said. Maryland Newsline can be found on the Web at www.newsline.umd.edu. Maryland Athletic Director Deborah A. Yow has been named the recipient of the 2001 Cari Maddox Sport Management Award, which is presented annually by the United State Sports Academy to a sport professional for his or her contributions to the growth and development of sport through effective man- agement practices. The award is named in honor Cari Maddox. a former athletic director at LSU who helped build the Tigers pro- gram into a national power. Later, Maddox moved to Mississippi State where he helped right an erratic and weak athletic program. Previous recipients of the award include NBA commis- sioner David Stern, South- eastern Conference commis- sioner Roy Kramer, and PGA commissioner Tim Finchem. Yow is in her seventh year overseeing the Terps' athletic program. Currendy the presi- dent of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Yow last fall was named Female Executive of the Year by the editors of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal. Two faculty members from the Department of Linguistics' new Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory', Colin Phillips and David Poeppel, have been awarded a three- year, $750,000 research grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in conjunction with Professor Kuniyoshi Sakai of the Univer- sity ofTokyo. The project will investigate brain mechanisms of syntactic processing. HFSP (www.hfsp org) is a non-profit association devoted to the promotion and support of international collaboration in basic research focused on complex mechanisms of living organisms. The grant focuses on people's knowledge of sen- tence structure. The goal is to bridge the gap between the understanding of linguistic structure at the cortical level and at the level of theoretical and computational models. The central issue is how the brain solves the problem of "discrete infinity" in human NOTABLE language — the means by which humans are able to use a finite store of linguistic knowledge to create an infi- nite number of sentences. John T. Blair is the universi- ty's new Director of Budget & Fiscal Analysis. Blair comes to College Park from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he has served for the past 19-1/2 years, beginning as a budget analyst in 1981. After a series of promotions, includ- ing to assistant director of budget & fiscal affairs and then to director of fiscal oper- ations, Blair was appointed to his current position as UMUC senior director & controller in 1990. John Farley served as acting budget director for the past six months. Blair will remain in the Budget Office through May 18 to complete the fiscal year 2002 working budget process. Glenn E. Moglen, assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, received the Outstanding Engineering Educator of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is recog- nized for providing training and direct instruction to the Office of Bridge Development focused on the use of GIS technology as an aid in hydro- logic analysis and design. He led workshops and demonstra- tions for federal, state and local government agences, and private consulting firms. The Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (BUS) has added several new people to its staff. Melissa Thomas has joined IHIS as a member of the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team. A politi- cal economist and lawyer, she speciatizes in corruption, gov- ernance, legal/judicial reform and Rule of Law issues. Her dissertation, "Building the Rule of Law: Government Design for Legal Implementation," explored determinants of legal implementation in the Republic of Mali. She has con- sulted for the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government of Madagascar. Thomas has analyzed the polit- ical economy of corruption in Uganda and Mali, conducted a study of user perceptions of justice in Madagascar, and rep- resented the World Bank in its dialogue with die govern- ments of Chad and Cameroon on governance reform strate- gies in the context of the H1PC Initiative for debt relief. Clare Wolfowitz helps manage the Indonesia projects for the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team. Before coming to IRIS, she taught courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Education and Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics. She is currently writing another book on Indonesian culture and preparing a chapter for a book on die languages of Suriname. Wolfowitz partici- pates in many civic activities during her free time, including serving as vice president of the Board of Trustees of Deep Springs College, as founder and coordinator of the Sarah Thompson Memorial Scholarships at Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School, as a member of the Human Relations Committee at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, as vice president of the Board of Directors of the IN Series of Performing Arts and as a founder of the Indonesian Foundation for Cranio-Facial Surgery. \. i vitT I ditirii- is an Associate Director of the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team after 12 years of professional experience in international law. Prior to join- ing IRIS, Forneris was an inter national consultant advising the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Fund for Agriculture Development 0FAD), the American Bar Assoc iat ion /UN DP Legal Resource Unit, and other insti- tutions on Governance, Legal Reform, and Private Sector Development issues. Forneris has conducted and managed specific technical assistance programs in the areas of com- mercial law reform, private sector development and gov- ernance both in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Europc/NIS. He has also designed, organized and facili- tated a large number of train- ing workshops for public and private sector legal advisors, magistrates and civil society leaders from developing and transition countries. Peter Gajewski is also new to the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team and will work on devel- opment issues for the fRJS/Indonesia projects. Most recently, he served as an eco nomic advisor in the Philippines to the USAlD-fund ed Accelerating Growth through Investment and Liberalization with Equity project. He has also served as senior economic policy reform negotiator widi the governments of Indonesia and Egypt and as program director for the Southeast Asia Region of LfSAID. He has worked in areas including investment and liberalization of equity decentralization, economic management and develop- ment, in countries such as Thailand, Laos, Poland, Hungary, Iran and Egypt. Gajewski earned his M.A. and B.S. in economics from die University of Maryland. William Strang, a fiscal economist, joins LRIS's project in Indonesia where he will focus on fiscal decentraliza- tion issues. He has worked with the World Bank in Sri Lanka, the US Department of Treasury, the New Zealand Treasury and has taught at the University of Washington. Strang has additional experi ence in fiscal policy, tax poli- cy, natural resources policy and revenue forecasting. Clifford E Zinnes is Director of Research Coordi- nation at the BUS Center in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland and an affiliate professor in public policy at the School of Public Affairs. Formerly a lec- turer in public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government during the 1990s, he was also an insti- tute associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, where, among other countries, he spent five years resident in Romania as a senior policy advisor to the ministers of Reform, Privatiza- tion, European Integration and Environment. Specializing on the role of institutions in eco- nomic development, Zinnes has published widely on eco- nomic instrument design, valu- ation, trade and environment, the effect of ownership struc- ture on regulatory compli- ance, regulatory financing, the gains to privatization, interna- tional competitiveness and on the shadow economy. Outlook Pride Days Conclude The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Staff and Faculty Association (LGBTSFA) con- cluded recent Pride Days activities with an awards cere- mony in the Stamp Student Union Atrium. The event hon- ored members, allies and stu- dents for their hard work throughout the year. Luke Jensen, director of the Office of LGBT Equity, led the ceremony. "Pride Days com- memorates the Stonewall riots of 1969 [in New York] and cel- ebrates the lives of LGBT peo- ple," he said, referring to the demonstrations against police harassment of gay bars and their patrons that started the LGBT equity movement. Pride Days on this campus were primarily student-run events, but in recent years there have been attempts to involve faculty and staff. "We are also trying to work in conjunction with other groups on campus "Jensen Awards Ceremonies said. "For example, we worked with SEE productions to bring Sandra Bernhard to speak, Hillel helped host a * God and Gays' talk and a presentation by Scott Freid on HIV/AIDS included the Greek system." Jensen said he hopes to make Pride Days an annual event, beginning the week after spring break. Mark Brimhall-Vargas, assis- tant director of the Office of Human Relations Programs, was chairman of the commit- tee appointed to handle the award nominations. The com- mittee was made up of people from many different depart- ments around campus. "Everyone, including facul- ty, staff and students were encouraged to send in nomi- nations," said Brimhall-Vargas. "We had so many wonderful candidates that it was really difficult deciding who was most deserving of these awards." The Champion of our Community Award was started 1997. It is given to a member of LGBTSFA for their contribu- tions to the community. This year's winner was Vicky Foxworth, director of the Office for Organizational Effectiveness. She was nomi- nated for being a role model and advocate for the LGBT students and faculty. The Defender of Diversity Award is given each year to an ally of the LGBT community. The recipient does not have to be affiliated with the cam- pus. This award was given to Maryland Delegate Sheila Hixson, D-District 20, for her efforts to include sexual orien- tation rights into Maryland state legislation. Another honor, the Pride Award, is given to an individ- ual who deserves recognition for contributions and commit- ment that might not fit within the parameters of other estab- lished awards. It is not given ever}' year and die qualifica- tions are flexible. This year, Rhonda Williams was com- memorated posthumously for her work not only with the LGBT community, but also for her commitment to black and women's groups as well. Williams, who had cancer, died tate last year. Along with the awards, the LGBTSFA was able to present a scholarship for the first time. The $500 scholarship, funded with private dona- tions, was earmarked for a stu- dent who worked to promote civil rights and prevent dis- crimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. The first recipient of this award was Delores Bernal, co- founder of Woman 2 Woman, a lesbian discussion and out- reach group created this year. — Megan Holmes Outlook would like to run a list of May commencement speakers in a future issue. Please send the names of your confirmed speakers to: Monette Austin Bailey, Editor, Outlook at mbailey@accmail. umd.edu. Or you may call (301) 405-4629. Kiplin Hall continued from page 1 Local artist Annette Polan copied a 17th-century original owned by another family. Her version will be unveiled dur- ing the May ceremony for per- manent display in Kiplin Hall. A three-week program beginning in June will not only feature chances to study the hall and its surroundings, but side trips as well. Jack Sullivan, a nationally recog- nized designer and professor in the department of natural resource sciences and land- scape architecture, teaches the course along with British experts in architectural and garden history, conservation and landscape management. "We'll spend 10 days at Kiplin Hall, with a trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh to look at urban design and city parks, then we'll travel to Bath, Oxford and London," he said. "We'll see Roman ruins, medieval monaster- ies and Georgian new towns." Twelve participants' expenses are covered by a grant, and they can earn academic credit. Fogle would like to increase inter- est in the program and the number of slots available. "It's a wonderful oppor- tunity," he said. Sullivan added that because it is an intense pro- gram, participants should have some background gar- den landscape or architec- ture. He also recommends comfortable shoes. "We do a lot of walking." For more information about the summer pro- gram, contact Sullivan at (301) 405-0106 or email@example.com. Kiplin Halt's east facade (on page 1) sits grandly against the English sky. An aerial view of the estate (above) showcases its careful landscaping. Below, David Fogle affixes a plaque to the Maryland Student House at the Kiplin Hall Study Centre. ■ ■■■■ ! ••-■'■ m Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies Hosts Film Series The film series is presented in coordination with The Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Hillel Center for Jewish Life at die University of Maryland and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Washington. For further informa- tion, call the Meyerhoff Center at (301) 405-4975. April 24 — 4 p.m. "What I Saw In Hebron." Directors: Dan and Noit Geva (Israel, 1999. 73 min. 16 mm. In Hebrew and Arabic with subddes). April 24—6 p.m. "The Specialist." Directed by Eyal Sivan. 1999. (France and Israel, 1999. B&W. 128 min. 16 mm. In Hebrew and German with English subtitles.) April 29—2 p.m. May 1 — 4 p.m. "The Life of the Jews In Palestine." Director: Noah Sokolov- sky (Russia, 1913.78 min. 35 mm. Silent with inter- titles). April 29—4 p.m. May 1 — 5:45 p.m. "Kippur." Director: Amos Gital (Israel, 2000. 100 min. 35 mm. In Hebrew with subtitles). May 6—2 p.m. May 8 — 4 p.m. ""Voyages-'' Director: Emmanuel Finkiel. (France, 1999. 115 min. 16mm. In French, Hebrew and Yiddish witli English subtitles). May 6 — 4 p.m. May 8 — 6 p.m. "All My Loved Ones (Vslchni moji blizci)." Director Matej Minac (Czech Republic, 1999 95 min. 35 mm. In Czech with English subtides). All screenings are held in room 1240 Biology-Psychology Building. A description of each film can be found at www.inform.uind.edu/AHHU/Depts/jwsr/ FilmScheduleJitml. Explore Our World! www.marylandday.uind.edu April 24,2001 Feminism and Science On Wednesday, May 2, Ixmda Sehtebingcr, Edwin Earie Sparks Professor of History at Perm State, will present a talk entitled "Has Feminism Changed Science?" Her presentation will be paired with that of Elga Wasserman of Yale University, called "Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Dispelling the Myth." The Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division at the National Science Foundation is sponsoring the talk, but have opened it to all comers. Anyone who would like to attend must call in advance to arrange for a visitor's badge. The presentation will take place in Room 1235, at NSF headquarters, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. (Ballston Metro stop). For more informa- tion, contact Bruce E. Seely, program officer for science and technology studies, NSF, at (703) 292-8763 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/ sts/start.htm. necring the use of genetically manipulabie model sys- tems for biomedical research, and for the past two years he has collaborated with Celera Genomics to use their whole-genome shotgun sequencing strategy on the Drosophila genome. He has received numer- ous honors, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of the American Chemical Society Eli Lilly Award in biological chemistry. Honoring Invention On Tuesday, April 24, the three top University of Maryland inventions of 2000 will be announced by die university's Office of Technology Commercial- i ah i< mi at its 1 4th annual Invention of the Year Reception. The three winning inventions are among more than 100 cutting-edge inventions being honored at Well Spring The Center for Health and Wellbeing is offering new classes for April. On April 25, "Walk Down the Path to Wellness" will enable participants to learn about nutrition, stress management, and body image in an exciting and interactive way. Test your heart rate and flexibility and determine your body composition. Prizes will be given to those who complete each test and visit every sta- tion. On April 26, "Conflict Resolution — Can't We All Just Get Along?" will help you learn § to communicate effectively and handle * everyday problems more efficiently. | Both programs will run from 5:30-6:30 § p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellbeing, Room 0121 of the Campus I Recreation Center. The center is a satellite office of the University Health Center in the CRC. You do not have to be a member of the CRC to attend these programs. For more information, call (301) 314-1493 or email email@example.com. en "The Glass Menagerie," a play by Tennessee Williams, weaves memories and vivid characters together into a haunting portrait of familial love and responsibility in this compassionate American classic. Presented by University Theatre, performances are at the Pugliese Theatre, April 25-28 and May 1-5 at 8 p.m.; and on April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 standard admission; $7 for seniors, students, and standard groups; $5 for senior citizens and student groups. For tickets, call (301) 405-7847. Drosophila DN A Discoveries This year's Graduate School's Distinguished Lecture, "Sequencing and Comparing Genomes: Now That We Know the DNA Sequence, What Do We Know?," will be presented by Gerald Rubin, vice presi- dent for biomedical research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professor of genetics and develop- ment at the University of California, Berkeley, and adjunct professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. It will take place on April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Physics Lecture Hall, room 1412 Physics Building. Rubin is the director of the Drosophila Genome Center in Berkeley. Research in his laboratory is directed towards studies of the structure and function of the genome of the fruit fly, Drosophila melano- gaster. He is developing the biological and computer- based tools to analyze and display the vast amount of information being derived from the sequencing of this genome. He is using these tools to address issues in genome organization and function, development, and evolution. These studies are a continuation of his long-standing efforts to use large-scale genetic screen- ing techniques to elucidate gene-regulatory and signal transduction pathways. Rubin is co-founder of Exilixis, Inc., a company pio- the ceremony. The winners — one each from the areas of information, life and physical sciences — are select- ed by an independent panel on the basis of creativity, novelty and potential overall benefit to society. William W Destler, vice president of research and dean of graduate studies, will present plaques and award money to the winning inventors. The reception begins at 4:30 p. m and the awards ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Both will be held in the Club House Banquet Room at the Golf Course. For more information, call (301) 403-2711 ext. 17. Boating Brunch The Alumni Association and the Black Alumni Club Invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Sunday Brunch Cruise aboard the Odyssey. The event will be held on Sunday, May 20 from 10:30 a.m.-l :30 p.m. Participants will enjoy a scrumptious brunch buffet, live gospel entertainment by Great Change, and a silent auction to benefit the Parren Mitchell Scholarship Fund. Recent alumni Tasha Inniss, Sherry Scott-Joseph and Kimberly Weems will be honored. These gradu- ates have made history by becoming the first African- American women to receive their doctorates in math- ematics from the university. For more information, contact liatetra Brown, Director of Student Programs & Advocacy, University of Maryland Alumni Association, at (301) 403-2728 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or view the e-invi- tation at www.alumni.umd.edu/club/odysseyl.htm. Ceiefrau^MUAlMlittlUMtaMMMMMi The Fifth Annual Celebration of Scholarships will be held in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union on Thursday, April 26 from 1 1:30 a.m.-l :30 p.m. This campus-wide stewardsltip/recognition event brings together scholarship donors and 2000-01 stu- dent scholars. At 1 1:30 a.m., student scholars showcase their aca- demic work and interact with donors during a recep- tion. Each college/school is represented by a student scholar selected by the dean. At 12:15 p.m., there will be a formal luncheon and a program featuring invited student and donor speakers and musical performanc- es by student scholars. For more information, contact Patricia G.Wang, Director, University Developmental (301) 405-7764 or email@example.com. Easing New Student T.E.N. T.S.ion Do you enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, or canoeing? Arc you looking for more informal and meaningful opportunities to relate to students? If so, please coasider joining one of our 3- to 6-day T.E.N.T.S. trips as a faculty or staff member. TE.N.T.S. (Terrapin Expeditions for New and Transfer Students) is a joint venture between the University of Maryland's Orientation Office and Campus Recreation Services, The program consists of five separate wilderness expeditions varying by length and activity to take place this summer. All trips include, food wliile at the trip location, transportation from the University of Maryland to the trip site, outdoor equipment required for the activity, and experienced student trip lead- ers. No wilderness experience is necessary for students, faculty or staff and the expe- ditions are free for faculty team members. Each expedition is designed to allow par- ticipants opportunities to talk with each other informally, to make lasting friend- ships, ease the transition to college life, and have fun while experiencing new activities. The results of this experience are lasting relationships between participants that give the new students confidence and a sense of belonging when they come on campus in the fall. For more information, contact T.E.N.T.S. Student Coordinator Ed Kenny at (301) 314-5641 firstname.lastname@example.org. Diversity Scholarship Showcase: The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), in part- nership with a number of campus organizations, is organizing a major conference for Oct. 9: The Diversity Scholarship Showcase. The purpose of this event is twofold. First, it is intended to build student- faculty dialogue on issues related to diversity in edu- cation. Second, it is to highlight the tremendous quali- ty of students' papers, projects, performances and other creative work students produce in their courses and other learning experiences. Proposals for the event are being accepted through May 1 5. Proposal forms can be obtained from Inayet Sahin at (301) 405-9980 or at email@example.com. edu. Sponsors of the showcase include the Associate Provost for Diversity and Equity, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Education Diversity Commit- tee, CORE, Curriculum Transformation Project, Mary- land Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Office Human Relations Programs, President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Consortium on Race, Gender & Ethnicity. Slim inm Thinlr Yf am* The second theory slam on the subject of "Sex: The Theory of Practice," will feature writer-activist Sarah Schulman. A theory slam is an irreverent but seriously entertaining approach to theory in which participants have five minutes to make their point through paper, performance or poetry. Schulman 's new theory is entitled "Refusal, Withholding, and the Culture of 'No'". Funded by Friends of the Library and produced by Liora Model, the event is free and open to all. The slam will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. in theTortuga Room, Stamp Student Union. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact liora Moriel at (301) 405-2853 or lml42@ umail.umd.edu.