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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 'Number 26 'April 24, 2001 

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 

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 


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 
include a 
carnival on 
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 


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 


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 

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 

"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 



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 
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, or 

W e dn esday 


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 

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- 
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®, or visit www., 
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 

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


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. 


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. or call (301) 

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 


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/ 


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. 


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* 

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. 


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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,, 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- 

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 

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 

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 


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 

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 

"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. 


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 

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 

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 

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 

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, or visit 


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 

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- 

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 

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® or at 
(301) 405-8739, or consult the 
Center for Historical Studies 
website at www.inform.umd. 

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- 

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 

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 

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- 

"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 

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 


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- 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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. 

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 

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 


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 

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 

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. 


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 

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 

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 


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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 

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 

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 

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 

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- 

April 29—4 p.m. 
May 1 — 5:45 p.m. 

Director: Amos Gital 
(Israel, 2000. 100 min. 
35 mm. In Hebrew with 


May 6—2 p.m. 
May 8 — 4 p.m. 
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 


Explore Our World! 

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 

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, or visit 

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 

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- 

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 


"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 Or view the e-invi- 
tation at 


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 

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 

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 is32@umail.umd. 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. 

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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@