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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 28 » May 8, 2001 


Day 2001 A 



Page 5 

On Thursday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m., a ceremony was held to rename the university's physics 
building in honor of scientist, scholar and educator John S. Toll. Toll, who is now president of 
Washington College In Chestertown, and professor of physics and chancellor emeritus at 
Maryland, is a former physics department chair at Maryland and former president and chancellor 
of the University of Maryland System (now the University System of Maryland). Above (I to r) are 
current physics chair Jordan Goodman (rear); John Wheeler of Princeton University, eminent 
physicist and Toll's former thesis adviser; Toll; and Donald Langenberg, University System of 
Maryland chancellor and physics professor. Toll expressed his gratitude for the honor and his 
pride at the example of excellence now being set by the Maryland physics department. 

Chinese Ambassador, Spiritual Leader 
Discuss Taiwan Defense 

Stephen Chen, who 
recently retired from 
41 years as a diplomat- 
ic officer from Taiwan 
to the United States, and 
Suheil Bushrui, Baha'l chair on 
world peace, offered contrast- 
ing opinions on Taiwan 
defense issues at a forum held 
May 2 at Marie Mount Hall. 
During the discussion — 
'Defending Taiwan: Necessity? 
Provocation?" — Chen offered 
his view on the Bush adminis- 
tration's controversial offer to 
sell $90 billion in arms to 
Taiwan and how it will affect 

cross-straits relations between 
Taiwan and China. An Institute 
for Global Chinese Affairs fel- 
low, Chen also discussed the 
countries' relations with the 
United States during his pres- 

Bushrui, in his comments, 
provided a spiritual under- 
standing of internecine con- 
flict and the future conditions 
that will allow for the unifica- 
tion of China and Taiwan. 

China holds that the exis- 
tence of Taiwan under 
Republican rule for more than 
50 years is an affront to 

Chinese dignity for which it 
has attempted to isolate 
Taiwan diplomatically and to 
force its capitulation. 

The Nationalist govern- 
ment under General Chiang 
Kai-shek was plagued with 
tremendous corruption. Its 
inept governance of China, 
repeated failed attempts to 
exterminate the Communists, 
and refusal to fight the 
Japanese who occupied parts 
of China from 1931-45 led to 
its defeat and flight to Taiwan 

continued on page 6 

Technology Takes Care of You 

Campus-created Assistant Changes How We Live 

Imagine a trip to the air- 
port with no headaches. 

You're sitting in your 
office, and your personal 
electronic communications 
assistant beeps to remind 
you that you must leave. On 
your way to the Metro sta- 
tion, it tells you which trains 
to catch. You arrive at the air- 
port, and your electronic 
assistant has already com- 
municated with the terminal, 
so there are no tickets to 
pick up, and it has already 
informed you that your plane 

is arriving at gate 40. 

On your way to the gate, 
you pick up the latte that 
your assistant has ordered 
for you and paid for at 
Starbucks. You get to the 
gate, enter the plane and 
occupy the window seat at 
the front of the plane, which 
your assistant has secured for 
you per your specifications. 

Personal communication 
devices and systems will 
soon change the way we 
work and play. They will 
coordinate our schedules, 

enable us to communicate 
with anyone, anywhere, and 
give us instant access to loca- 
tion-specific information that 
will help us to navigate our 
lives. We will be able to find 
out where our friends are, 
get directions to go see 
them, and tell them we're 
coming all with one device. 
We' 11 even be able to contact 
the police in the event of an 
emergency, and they'll know 
where we are. 

A university-developed 

continued on page 7 

Smith School Receives 
High Marks in Wall 
Street Journal Survey 

Companies that recruit MBA 
graduates are high on the uni- 
versity's Robert H. Smith 
School of Business. 

According to the results of 
the first-ever Wall Street 
Journal/Harris Interactive 
Business School Survey, corpo- 
rate recruiters rank the Smith 
School 1 3th overall worldwide 
among the survey's top 50 
schools. The newspaper pub- 
lished the survey results in a 
recent special section titled 
"The Top Business Schools." 

The Smith School also 
earned five top-10 rankings; 

• fifth among top public 

• fifth among "hidden gems 
. . . whose graduates sparkle" 

■ eighth in "overall value for 
the money invested in the 
recruiting effort'* 

• eighth in students' entre- 
preneurial skills 

• eighth among small 
schools (with less than 500 
full-time MBA students). 

"This is wonderful news, 
especially for our students and 
our current and prospective 
corporate recruiters." said 
Howard Frank, dean of the 
Smith School. "Smith MBAs 
provide incredible value in the 
workplace. They are smart, 
they are well prepared to han- 
dle the challenges of the digi- 
tal economy, and their com- 
munication, problem-solving, 
and teamwork skills are 

The Wall Street Journal/ 
Harris Interactive Business 
School Survey is based on the 

continued on page 4 

Independent Bookseller 
Makes Campus Connections 

In 1985, more than 23 
million people died after 
die Nevado del Ruiz vol- 
cano in Colombia erupted. 
In 1993, nine people were 
killed when volcano Galeras, 
also in Colombia, blew 

new book "No Apparent 
Danger: The True Story of 
Volcanic Disaster at Galeras 
and Nevado del Ruiz," 
explores the controversy 
surrounding these disasters. 
University geologist Karen 

Todd Stewart and Bridget Warren hope to give students an 
alternative to chain store offerings. 

almost taking the lives of sci- 
entists exploring it at the 
time. What still bothers 
many in the volcanological 
community is how accurate- 
ly these tragedies could have 
been predicted. 

Victoria Bruce, in her 

Prestegaard saw an opportu- 
nity to bring two of her 
interests together, and serve 
the community at the same 
time. Her department is co- 
sponsoring an appearance 
by Bruce at Vertigo Books i 

continued on page 7 

May 8, 2001 


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may 8 

-T'u e 5 da y 

12-1:30 p.m., Seminar'APT 
Brown Bag Lunch." Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, p.8.) 

2-4 p.m., Linguistics Collo- 
quium: "Scope of Indefinites 
at ages 4 to 7," With Irene 
Kraemer, University of Dela- 
ware Department of Linguis- 
tics Acquisition and Seman- 
tics. 0103 Jimenez. (The lin- 
guistics graduate students 
organize a colloquium series 
every fell and spring semester, 
bringing linguists in from all 
over the world to present 
their most current work. 
Often, the Maryland Collo- 
quium Series is the first public 
presentation of ground-break- 
ing research. Colloquium talks 
are open to the public, and 
take place on Fridays at 2 p.m. 
in Marie Mount Hall, Room 
1304.) For more information, 
contact GracielaTesan at 5- 
6947 or graciela@wam. 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: 
"CP Violation in Decays of B 
Mesons — The First Results 
from the BaBaR Experiment." 
With Hassan Jawahery, profes- 
sor of physics, University of 
Maryland. Preceded by refresh- 
ments at 3:30 p.m. 1410 
Physics. Call 5-3401. 

4-5 p.m., Food Science Semi- 
nan "Cancer Chemoprevention 
by Grape Constituents." With 
Keith Singletary, Department 
of Nutrition, University of Illi- 
nois. Co-sponsored by the gra- 
duate program in food science 
and J1FSAN (Joint Instituc for 
Food Safety & Nutrition). 2107 
Plant Sciences. For more infor- 
mation, contact Bernadene 
Magnuson at 5-4523 or 

6 p.m., Film: "All My Loved 
Ones (Vsichni moji blfzci)." 
Directed by Matej Minac. 
(Czech Republic, 1999- 95 
min. 35 mm. In Czech with 
English subtitles.) Part of the 
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish 
Studies film series. 1240 Bio- 
logy-Psychology Building. Call 
5-4975 or visit www.inform. 
FilmSchedule.html for a 
description of the film. 

W ednesda y 
may 9 

12-1 p.m.. Research & Devel- 
opment Meeting: "Factors 
Affecting Employment Success 
Among African American 

Your Guide to University Events 

May 8-18 

Women Making Welfare-to- 
Work Transitions." With Cicely 
Horsham-Brathwaite, psycho- 
logical intern. 0114 Counsel- 
ing Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 
For more information, contact 
Stacey Holmes at seholmes® 

4-5 p.m., Astronomy Collo- 
quium: "Pulsar Wind Nebulae." 
With Dr. Roger Chevalier, 
University of Virginia. 2400 
Computer & Space Sciences. 
Colloquia are usually preceded 
by coffee and followed by an 
informal reception (both in 
room CSS 0254). Contact 
Derek Richardson at 5-8786 or 
coil-request ©astro, 

T^fi urs day 
may 10 

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

7:308:45 p.m., "Physics is 
Phun: Water." Physics Depart- 
ment Lecture Halls, Physics 
Building. Doors open by 7 p.m. 
For more information, call 5- 
5 994. To volunteer, call Bernie 
at 5-5949 a week before the 
program. Or visit www. 



9 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Shortcourse 
Training: "Advanced MS Word." 
Participants will work with 
styles, create form templates, 
add graphics to documents, 
use features that simplify 
working with large documents 
and more. The recommended 
prerequisite to this course is 
MS Word (Level 2) or equiva- 
lent knowledge. 0121 Main 
Administration. The fee for the 
class is $80. For more informa- 
tion and to register, please 
visit Or 
contact the OIT Training Servi- 
ces Coordinator at 5-0443 or* 

12 p.m.,Seminar:"State- 
Dependent Auditory Process- 
ing in the Avian Song System." 
With Marc E Schmidt, Depart- 
ment of Biology, University of 

Pennsylvania. Part of the 
Neuroscience and Cognitive 
Science Program 2001 Spring 
Seminar Series. 1208 Biology- 
Psychology. Visit or call 5-8910. 

5 p.m., Performance: "New 
Dances," an informal presenta- 
tion of new work. Sponsored 
by the Student Dance Associ- 
ation. Dance Theatre, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
For more information, call 5- 

7:308:45 p.m., "Physics is 
Phun: Water." Physics Depart- 
ment Lecture Halls, Physics 
Building. Doors open by 7 p.m. 
For more information, call 5- 
5994.To volunteer, call Bernie 
at 5-5949 a week before the 
program. Or visit www. 

S aturdav 

7:30-8:45 p.m., "Physics is 
Phun: Water." Physics Depart- 
ment Lecture Halls, Physics 
Building. Doors open by 7 p.m. 
For more information, call 5- 
5994.To volunteer, call Bernie 
at 5-5949 a week before the 
program. Or visit www. 

8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Dance: 
"Black Faculty and Staff Spring 
Dance," featuring DJ Lady D. 
Stamp Student Union. Cash 
bar, hot and cold food. $17.50 
in advance, $20 at the door. 
For tickets, contact Roberta 
Coates, 5-8481; Mary Cothran, 
5-6515; Brenda Cox, 5-5848 or 
Jill Fordyce, 5-9277. 

TAon da y 

4 p.m., Entomology Colloqui- 
um. With Stewart Beriocher, 
Department of Entomology, 
University of Illinois, Urbana- 
Champaign. 1 140 Plant 
Sciences Building. Call 5-3795. 

T'u e 5 da m 

may 15 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: 
"Jamming." With Sid Nagel, 
professor of physics, Univer- 
sity of Chicago. Preceded by 
refreshments at 3:30 p.m. 
1410 Physics Building (Physics 
lecture hall). Call 5-3401. 

calendar guide: 

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

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

master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. 

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

To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 ore-mail to 

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

Black Academics, 
Administrators to Define 

"Defining the New Black Agenda in Higher Educa- 
tion" is the the theme of the 14th Annual Conference 
for Blacks in Higher Education. It will be held May 30 
-June 1 at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, Greenbelt, _ 
Md. Keynote speakers are: Dr.Yolande Moses, presi- 
dent, American Association of Higher Education and 
Na'im Akbar, president, Mind Productions and Assoc., 
Inc. and former president of the National Association 
of Black Psychologists. University students will be 
featured on a panel called "Student Report Card — 
Today's African American Students Speak." 

Some of the session titles are: Making for a More 
Inclusive Curriculum, Collaborative Student 
Programming and Initiadves, Who's Acting White? 
Addressing the Academic Achievement Gap and the 
Legal and Practical Implications of the Changing 
Admissions Environment. There will also be a round- 
table discussion with senior administrators on the 
definition of the new black agenda. 

For more information or to register please contact 
Gail Brown at (301) 405-4183 or register on-line at Conference fees are 
$195 for faculty/staff and $295 for the general audi- 

3-5 p.m., Awards Reception: 
The President's Commission 
on Ethnic Minority Issues and 
The President's Office cordial- 
ly invite you to the Garden at 
Rossborough Inn. Honorees 
include Dottie Bass, Danielle 
McGugins, Gia Harewood and 
Delecia Stewart. For more 
information, contact Shanti 
Nanan at (301) 405-5801 or 
snanan@deans. umd . edu . 

W e dn e s da m 

2-4 p.m., Seminar: "Writing 
Wrongs: Better Memos, 
Business Letters and E-mails." 
G^etails in For Your 
Interest, page 8.) 

3-4:30 p.m., Reception for 
Provost Gregory L. Geoffrey, 
in celebration of his appoint- 
ment as president of Iowa 
State University. Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. RSVP to Sapienza 
Barone at 5-5790 or 

T*/i urs da\ 

S aturdav 
may 19 

8 p.m. Concert: Prince 
George's Choral Society's final 
concert of the season. Berwyn 
Presbyterian Church in Ber- 
wyn Heights. light dessert buf- 
fet following the performanc- 
es in the church fellowship 
hall. $10, $8 for seniors and 
students. For reservations, con- 
tact Jack Donley at (301) 474- 
7815. For more information, 
call (301) 454-1463.' 

5:30-7:30 p.m. Mixer: First 
Annual Business and Techno- 
logy Regional Mixer. Grand 
Pavilion of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Free. 
Complimentary drinks and hor 
d'oeuvres.To register, visit 
htmV52.html or call Cindy 
McGowan at (301) 403-41 11. 

*F r i da 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Conference: 
"19th Annual Professional 
Concepts Exchange Confer- 
ence" for non-exempt staff. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, p.8.) 


Outlwt: is the weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving the University ; of 
Maryland campus community. 

flrodir Remington 'Vice President 
for University Relations 

Teresa Flannery * Executive Director 
of University Communications and 
Director of Matketing 

George Cathcart > Executive Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey * Editor 

Cynthia Mite he! • Assistant Editor 

Patty Henetz • Graduate Assistant 

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

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

Telephone- (301) 405-7615 

Fax* (301) 314-9344 

E-mail • 







Passing the Bow 

Guarneri Quartet's Soyer to Leave Protege in His Place 

f^^M t 11 years old, 
£ gm cellist Peter 
* /I Wiley heard ;i 

¥^ performance 

^ that changed 
his life.WMe a music stu- 
dent taking lessons in 
Utica, New 
York, he had 
the privilege 
of seeing and 
meeting The 
Quartet, who 
were in resi- 
dence at near- 
by Harper 
College. The 
left a lasting 
and was a 
moment for 
young Wiley. 
He decided 
that he would 
be a profes- 
sional musician, and that 
someday he would join a 
string quartet. He never 
dreamed that it would be 
the Guarneri. 

On Friday, May 1 1, on 
the stage of the Concert 
Hall, The Guarneri String 
Quartet will repeat their 
May 8 Carnegie Hall 
"farewell" performance for 

cellist David Soyer who 
will be leaving the 
Guarneri after 37 years. 
His successor: Peter Wiley. 
In the intervening years 
since meeting the Guar- 
neri, Wiley went on to 

study with David Soyer in 
his first cello class at The 
Curtis Institute of Music in 
1968, and has become an 
accomplished cellist in his 
own right. 

"Peter Wiley was one of 
my best and favorite stu- 
dents...! have always felt 
very close to him, almost 
like a father. I am extreme- 

ly pleased that he will be 
the one replacing me." 

The Guarneri Quartet 
became the standard tor 
me," states Wiley. Tt was 
what I wanted to become. 
This is the end of a long 
road for me, 
but is also a 
David Soyer is a 
great artist, a 
wonderful and 
caring teacher, 
and my friend. 1 
am humbled 
and honored to 
fill his chair 
with The 
Guarneri String 

The pro- 
gram for the 
will include 
repertory for 
quartet by 
Beethoven to be per- 
formed by the original 
members of the quartet, 
and Schubert's Cello 
Quintet, with both Soyer 
and Wiley performing. 

Ticket prices are $16 
for adults, $ 1 2 for seniors, 
and $10 for students. For 
tickets, contact the ticket 
office at (301) 405-7847. 

Clarice Smith 


Fancy Footwork at 
Final Take 5 

Looking to learn a 
new step or to 
enhance your dance 
moves? Join us on Tues- 
day, May 8 from 5:30-6:15 
p.m. in the Studio Theatre 
for a free salsa lesson! 

The last Take 5 event of 
the semester will feature 
Eileen Torres, a versatile 
and enthusiastic dancer 
and instructor of salsa, 
rnambo and cha-cha. First, 
learn the basics of salsa 
dancing, then put your new 
moves in motion with a live per- 
formance from 
La Romana, 
D.C.'s premier 
salsa orches- 
tra. Dance the 
night away 
until 9 p.m. 


Department of Theatre 
Professor Mitchell Hefocr i will be 
performing in a radio production of 
"Seven Days in May," a co-produc- 
tion ofWETA and LA. Theatre 
Works. The radio production will 
be taped before a live audience and 

includes Ed Asner as President 

Jordan Lyman. This is the first time 

that "Seven" has been produced as a 

play. The book was made into a film 

starring Burt Lancaster, Frederick 

March, Ava Gardner and Kirk 

Douglas. Hebert will be playing the 

Kirk Douglas role, Col. Casey. Nick 

Olcott will direct. The production 

will air this fell on WETA. 

Cellist and Cello Lovers Converge for Leonard Rose Competition 

Members of the interna- 
tional music community will 
be coming to the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts 
Center May 24-June 2 for 
events featuring and cele- 
brating the cello: the 
Leonard Rose International 
Cello Competition and the 
Sixth American Cello 

The Leonard Rose Cello 
Competition, named for the 
most influential American- 
born cellist of the 20th cen- 
tury, is the only North 
American cello competition 

of the prestigious World 
Federation of International 
Music Competitions based in 
Geneva, Switzerland. 

Forty-two contestants 
from 13 nations will be vying 
for top honor. Several days 
of preliminary and semi-final 
rounds will culminate with 
competition finals on June 2, 
with The Baltimore 
Symphony Orchestra, Yuri 
Temirkanov, music director 
and David Lockington, con- 
ductor. The first prize winner 
receives $20,000 and 
engagements, including a 

recital in Alice Tully Hail, 
Lincoln Center, in New York 

Sponsors of the event 
include The Gazette 
Newspapers, WGMS-FM, 
Maryland Public Television, 
Jordan Kitt's Music, 
STRINGS magazine and 
Quintus Corporation. 

"It's very exciting that we 
are able to showcase the 
work of one of the very best 
American teachers and musi- 
cians of the 20th century in 
our extraordinary new facili- 
ties," says George Moquin, 

director of competitions. 

In conjunction with the 
competition, The Sixth 
American Cello Congress will 
take place, featuring lecture 
demonstrations, concerts, 
exhibitions and symposia 
focused on the art of 
ensemble performance. 

For more information on 
the Leonard Rose Cello 
Competition, visit the cen- 
ter's Web site at 
www.clari cesmithcenter.umd. 
edu. For tickets, contact the 
Center Ticket Office at (301) 

Creating an Orchestra Composed of Tomorrow's Talent 

/"^^ or three weeks this 
' f" June, the best and 

JL the brightest col- 
lege-age musicians will come 
together to create the 
National Orchestra Institute 
Philharmonic and will have a 
rare opportunity to work 
with distinguished conduc- 
tors and musicians. 

The School of Music's 
National Orchestra Institute 
(NOD, which was established 
in 1987, helps young stu- 
dents make the transition 
from academla to profession- 
al orchestras while honing 
their performance skills. Each 
week, approximately 90 NOI 
students, selected by applica- 

tion and annual U.S. regional 
auditions, train with distin- 
guished conductors in prepa- 
radon for public performanc- 
es. Training includes mock 
auditions and masterclasses 
to help these young artists 
compete for professional 
symphony positions. 

This year's public perform- 
ances will feature renowned 
conductors Lan Shui, Gerard 
Schwarz and David 

The public performances 
will be held in the Concert 
Hall of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. The 
following is the performance 

Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. 

Lan Shui, conductor 

Music Director for the 

Singapore Symphony 


Strauss— Till Eulenspiegels 

Lustige Streicbe 

Stucky — Dream Waltzes 


Scheherazade, op. 35 

Sunday June 17 at 2 p.m. 

Gerard Schwarz, conductor 

Music Director of the Seattle 


Beethoven — Coriolan 


Stravinsky— Firebird Suite 


Shostakovich — 

Symphony no. 8 

Saturday, June 23 

at 8 p.m. 

David Lockington, 


Music Director, Grand 

Rapids Symphony 


Wagner — Overture to 

The Flying Dutchman 

Bartdk — Suite from 

The Miraculous 


Brahms — Symphony 

no. 2. 

Conductor Lan Shui 

Ticket prices are $15, $12 for seniors and $5 for students, 
information, contact the ticket office at (301) 405-7847. 


May 8, 2001 

Transportation Survey 

Seeks Input 

eon Igras, Director 

area is a wonderful place 

of the Department of 

to live and work, but has 

L— Environmental Safety 

very significant environ- 

( DES), reminds all UM 

mental challenges facing 

employees who receive a 

it. including the seventh- 

Parking and Trans- 

worst ozone level and the 

portation Survey Form in 

second- worst traffic con- 

the next several weeks to 

gestion in the United 

be sure to fill it out and 

States," said Igras. 

send ft back to DES. 

Future growth projec- 

The survey is being 

tions for the area include 

sent to 19,225 UM per- 

a significant increase in 

sonnel and features 35 

single vehicles with mini- 

questions about how the 

mal increase in road sur- 

universfty can improve 

face area to accommo- 

access to and from the 

date all the vehicles. 

campus. The survey form 

"The university, as weil 

was designed by trans- 

as the region, need to 

portation consultants, 

evaluate and support 

Wilbur Smith and 

more environmentally 

Associates, working with 

sound ways for people to 

DES, the Facilities Master 

get to and from work, " 

Planning Subcommittee 

said Igras. 

for Vehicular and 

The survey should be 

Pedestrian Movement and 

returned to DES by May 

Parking, and the Civil 

18th, Wilbur Smith and 

Engineering Department. 

Associates wil) then tabu- 

Questions cover the use 

late results and develop 

of mass transportation, 

recommendations for the 

bicycles, car pools, van 

university to improve 

pools and automobiles. 

access for the campus 

"The Washington. D.C., 


University Retirees Will Soon Have an 
Association of Their Own 

Better Living Through Botany 

"Picture Maryland: 

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Smith School 

continued from page t 

opinions of 1 ,600 recruiters 
of MBA students. Recruiters 
rated business schools and 
their students on 27 attrib- 
utes. School attributes 
included the core curricu- 
lum, success in preparing 
students for the new econo- 
my, and the past success 
that recruiters have had 
among graduates from a 
school. Student attributes 
included communication 
and interpersonal skills, abil- 
ity to work well within a 
team, entrepreneurial skills, 
and analytical and problem- 
solving skills. 

The Wall Street Journal's 
rankings are the latest in top 
rankings earned by the 
Smith School of Business 
this year. In January, the 
Financial Times published 
the results of its survey of 
MBA programs worldwide 

in which the Smith School 
was ranked fourth in infor- 
mation technology, sixth in 
faculty research, seventh in 
entrcpreneurship and 23rd 
overall worldwide. The 
Smith School also was 
ranked 19th in the United 

Earlier this month, U.S. 
News & World Report pub- 
lished the results of its latest 
survey of MBA programs na- 
tionwide; the Smith School 
was ranked in the top 25 in 
five categories, including 
ninth in information systems 
management, J 9th in entre- 
preneurship, and 29th over- 
all. And in its most recent 
survey of TechnoMBA pro- 
grams, Computerworid mag- 
azine in 1999 ranked the 
Smith School number three 

For more information on 
the Robert H. Smith School 
of Business, visit www: 

After a total of 30 years 
with the university, 
David Clarke, former 
chairman of the 
department of kinesiology, had 
no problems making his adjust- 
ment to retirement in 1998. 

"I didn't experience any diffi- 
culty," he said. "I thought 1 
would. Everybody says it's quite 
an adjustment to make." 

Still, he understands how los- 
ing connection with the univer- 
sity could lead to a sense of dis- 
location. "In so many ways, 
you're left out of the loop," he 
said. "You're sort of dropped 
from the rolls. You don't get any 

So when he received one of 
about 800 surveys sent last sum- 
mer to UM retirees and emeriti 
regarding their interest in form- 
ing a University of Maryland 
Retirees Association, he thought 
it a good idea. So good, in feet, 
that he signed on to one of five 
planning committees shaping 
the new association. 

On May 17, at 10 a.m. at the 
Inn and Conference Center, the 
80 retirees on the committees 
will hold their second meeting. 
All retirees interested in helping 
to plan for the association's cre- 
ation are we I come. The first offi- 
cial meeting of the association is 
planned for Sept. 12. 

"An underlying issue is that 
our retirees want to continue to 
be recognized in simple ways at 
the university," said Laura Wilson, 
director of the Center on Aging. 
"A retiree association becomes 
the starting point for continuing 
connections widi the university 
and each other." 

Added Clarke, "There have 

been attempts along the way to 
make wishes of retired folks 
known, but it just never has 
come together in any concerted 
way until now." 

The Center on Aging is play- 
ing a lead role in the start-up, 
along with the School of 
Education, the Office of 
Continuing and Extended 
Education, and University 
Relations, all of which are pro- 
viding first-year funding. 

Committees have been estab- 
lished on retiree benefits, meet- 
ing and social functions, commu- 
nication, campus engagement 
and civic engagement. Plans are 
under way to develop a retirees' 
resource handbook that would 
cover the same sort of issues 
and opportunities as the faculty 
or student handbooks, but from 
the perspective of university 

For example, the annual hand- 
book would contain a calendar 
of events and listing of privi- 
leges and costs for dining facili- 
ties, recreation centers, athletic 
events, electronic communica- 
tions and publications, to name 
a few of a long list of campus 

"We hope to produce a first- 
year guide that would contain 
information we've all struggled 
to get after we retire," said Marti 
Hooker, who retired after 20 
years as a McKeldin Library ref- 
erence librarian and instructor 
with the College of Library and 
Information Services (now 
known as the College of 
Information Studies). 

And the street would run 
both ways. Retirees could stay 
listed in the faculty-staff directo- 

ry if they wish, and could regis- 
ter for a speakers' bureau. 
Already, the planning group has 
gathered 837 names for a retiree 

Virginia Beau champ, an 
English professor emerita, for- 
mer chair of the Women's 
Commission and founder of the 
Women's Studies Initiative, is the 
association's steering committee 
member for campus engage- 
ment. She has been working 
with managers of the 
Rossborough Inn to arrange ven- 
ues for regular association activi- 

"Tliis is still ongoing," said 
Sharon Simson, Senior University 
coordinator and steering com- 
mittee representative from the 
communication committee. "But 
it's a good start." 

Wilson, steering committee 
representative on civic engage- 
ment, said her committee has 
identified environmental and 
historic preservation, school 
mentoring and literacy, and a 
speakers' bureau as foci for 
retirees who want to offer dicir 
expertise to the larger communi- 
ty. "We wanted not a single point 
of contact, but an ongoing con- 
tact," she said. 

Retirees also could, through 
the association, continue to con- 
tribute to the mission of the uni- 
versity by mentoring or fund- 
raising. And with their institu- 
tional memory, "they are a great 
resource for the campus," said 
Joan Patterson, director of the 
alumni association for 28 years. 

For further information on 
the nascent association, call 
(301) 405-2469, or e-mail Laura 

Honoring Those Who Serve 

During an elegant ceremony in the Maryland Room of Marie Mount Hall last Thursday, four people 
were recognized for their contributions to the quality of life for persons with disabilities at the 
university. The event was sponsored by the President's Commission on Disability Issues, 
(l-r) Elizabeth Shearn, with the counseling department, received the 2001 Faculty Disability 
Achievement award; Andre M. Perry, with the Office of Educational Leadership and Policy, received the 
2001 Student Disability Achievement award; Thomas J. Newlin, with the Office of Information 
Technology, received the 2001 John W. King Staff Disability award. King was a reference librarian at 
Hombake Library who specialized in providing services to the handicapped. William R. Scales, director 
of the Office of Disability Issues, received a special recognition award. 


aryland Day 2001: Oh, What a Time We Had! 

Thanks to good weather 
and enormous efforts by 
the university communi- 
ty, Maryland Day 2001 exceed- 
ed organizers' expectations by 
more than 20,000, bringing 
more than 62,000 visitors to 
the campus on April 28. 

"It was indeed an amazing 
day," said Brodie Remington, 
vice president for university 
relations. "I had the luxury of 
just darting around, sampling," 

President Dan Mote set out 
three goals for building "the 
Maryland Family" in his 1999 
state of the campus address. 
One of them was to have » i**M 
50,000 visitors for Maryland 
Day by the year 2004. 

"We blew the roof off that 
goal three years early" says 

Responses to surveys con- 
ducted all over the campus 
demonstrated that visitors were 
pleased with the day's 300 
activities, which came under 
the theme "Explore Our World." 

Remington credits 5,000 vol- 

Remington. "It struck me, espe- 
cially several days leading up to 
it, how enormously complicat- 
ed and complex it is. Think of 
all the food, cars, activities. 
You've got an astronaut, 

Paul Richards, a NASA 
astronaut and alumnus, pre- 
sented Mote with a banner 
from the university he car- 
ried with him during a March 
shuttle mission. Sheep shear- 
ing was a part of Ag Day 
activities, which included a 
cow judging demonstration, 
pony rides, the ever-famous 
ice cream factory tour and 
many other events. 

"This really is a showcase 
for the university," said 
Remington. "But another ben- 
efit is that it brings the imme- 
diate university community 
together. An enormous num- 
ber of faculty, staff and students 
were involved in making it 
what it is. This may be cliche, 
but it really was a team effort." 

There was something for 
everyone at Maryland Day 
2001. Thousands took part In 
children's activities held on 
McKeldln Mall (top). Singers 
and dancers performed under 
the big top Just in front of the 
library. Campus organizations 
set up tents along the sides. 

One young visitor (above) 
tries his hand — and body — at 
the Velcro wall, while other vis- 
itors sample Instant Ice cream 
made with liquid nitrogen (bot- 
tom left). Students In the neu- 
tral buoyancy facility prepare 
the human-powered "Terpedo" 
for launch (above left). A llama 
and an alpaca (far left) were 
part of the popular petting zoo. 
Astronaut Paul Richards 
signed autographs for fans 
(near left). Many found shade 
and a place to sit along the 
side of the mall (below). 

Terry Flannery, executive direc- 
tor of university communica- 
tions and director of marketing. 
"Imagine the good impression 
we made on those who were 
introduced to the university for 
the first time." 

unteers, mosdy staff and faculty 
members, for making the event 
a success. Though there were 
many people involved on 
Saturday, months of planning 
went into Maryland Day. 
"Several hundred worked 

diroughout much 
of the year plan- 
ning and prepar- 
ing,'' he said. "A 
smaller group, 
the planning and 
steering commit- 
tee, spent even 
lunger than that 
working on this." 

Their efforts 
were not in vain. 
"Lots of things 
went supremely 
well," said 


May 8, 2001 


Professor SuheU Bushrui, Baha'i Chair 
for World Peace (BSOS) and creator of 
an honors seminar entitied,"The 
Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race " 
has been invited to teach a version of 
his class this summer at the 
International Academy for Human 
Sciences and Culture in Walenstadt, 

This seminar is part of the United 
Nations Year of Dialogue Among 
Nations. Bushrui's honors seminar on 
campus is regularly one of the first to 
fill up at each offering; a similar 
response is expected from a more 
mature and international audience in 

Also this summer, Bushrui will deliver 
the L. M. Singhvi-Temenos Lnterfaith 
Lecture at the Nehru Center in London 
on June 21. This lecture is also part of 
the United Nations Year of Dialogue 
Among Nations.The Prince of Wales is 
patron to the Temenos Academy, spon- 
sor of the lecture. 

Joanne Ferchland-Parella is the new 
executive director of development for 
the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 
Ferchland-Parella will oversee all fund- 
raising activities in the Business School. 
She comes to Maryland from Bryant 
College where she was executive direc- 
tor of development. Ferchland-Parella 
has extensive experience in fund-rais- 
ing, having worked previously at 
Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, 
Minn., and at Villanova and Johns 
Hopkins universities. 

Students Live, Learn on Lakota Reservation 

You are flipping through the 
schedule of classes and 
come across a sociology 
class you have never seen before. It 
is called SOCY 398A Special Topics 
in Sociology The 
Experience of Native 

It sounds interest- 
ing so you decide to 
check it out. The pro- 
fessor listed for the 
course is linda 
Moghadam and she is 
more tiian happy to 
schedule an appoint- 
ment to discuss the 

explains that this is 
not an ordinary sum- 
mer class. This 
course involves a two 
week trip to Standing 
Rock Reservation in 
Wakpala. South 
Dakota, where stu- 
dents live, learn and 
work with members 
of the Wakpala com- 

The class gives stu- 
dents the chance to 
work with people of 
all ages. last summer 
there was a group of 
30 that participated 
in the program, 12 of 
whom were from the University of 

"For the first week the students 
worked on the reservation In the 
mornings and they took a class on 
Lakota culture and history at Sitting 
Bull Tribal College every after- 
noon," says Moghadam. "The second 
week students work at a summer 
camp for kids on the reservation." 

Last summer the students 
worked on the local school. They 

painted and made much-needed 
repairs. On weekends, the students 
get to act like tourists, taking trips 
to Mt. Rushmore, Wounded Knee 
and the Black Hills. 

One of Linda Moghadam 's classes poses near 
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, above. At 
right, a gateway marking Wounded Knee, site 
of the 1890 battle. 

Reservation towns are often 
many miles apart, so the camp 
activities serve to build unity and 
friendships among them. 

Luke Kasim, a senior sociology 
major, recalls being carted down 
unpaved roads in a yellow school 
bus with no shocks, taking sun 
showers with exactly one minute 
of water, and horseback riding on a 

"We were lucky because we 

were invited to take part in a sweat 
lodge. This is something that out- 
siders do not get to do very often, 
so it was an honor to be asked," 
Kasim says, adding that he was 
touched by the energy of the chil- 
dren they worked with. 

"I went into this with a lot of 
stereotypes about Native 
Americans. You always hear about 
alcoholism and poverty," Kasim 
says. "I had this crazy idea I was 
going to go save a nation. I got out 
there and saw that life Ls different, 
your priorities change and you real- 
ize that the people are happy with 
what they have." 

Kasim feels that he has a lot 
more to learn from the lakota peo- 

ple and as has applied for a teach- 
ing position on the reservation. 
"Not only could I learn a lot 
from them, I feel that I could bring 
a new perspective into their world 
as well," he says. "Some of the kids 
out there had never seen a black 
man before and 1 am Nigerian. I 
had to show them on the map 
where Nigeria is located." 

—Megan Holmes 

Taiwan Defense 

continued from page 1 

at the hands of the Communist 
forces under Mao Zedong. 

Chinese compare the 
Taiwan situation to one that 
might have happened if the 
Confederates had fled the 
South after their defeat in the 
American Civil War and set up 
shop in Puerto Rico, gaining 
protection from Mexico or 
England and then claiming to 
be the legitimate government 
of the United States. 

Chen maintained that 
defense of Taiwan was 
extremely necessary as long as 
mainland China continued to 
threaten the people of Taiwan. 

Having been defeated by 
the Communists in 1949, the 
Nationalists (TCMT) forces 
retreated to Taiwan bringing 
their national government to 
Taipei. It wasn't until after the 
Korean War in 1954 that the 
United States signed a mutual 
defense treaty with Taiwan 
and resumed economic aid. 

The KMT on Taiwan 
believe that only the demo- 
cratic unification of China can 

bring Taiwan and China 
together, Chen said. Taiwan is 
waiting for the People's 
Republic of China (PRQ to 
become democratic for realis- 
tic talks to take place. 

Both the Communist and 
Nationalist governments hold 
that Taiwan is part of China 
and must not become inde- 

The Democratic Progressive 
Party, the party of Chen Shui- 
bian, Taiwan's current presi- 
dent, advocates that laiwan 
independence should take 
place if the population votes 
on it. 

The PRC's design Ls to give 
Taiwan more autonomy once 
it unified with the People's 
Republic. Chen said he is 
unwilling for Taiwan to 
become the "Taiwan Special 
Administrative Zone of the 
PRC" even if the island was 
allowed to have troops. After 
all, to whom would the troops 
belong if not the PRC? 

The flag of a future unified 
China is an especially difficult 
barrier to overcome. 
Nationalists are not willing to 
accept the use of the red and 

yellow PRC flag that many 
consider to be ugly and even 
un-Chinese, as it resembles the 
flag of the Soviet Union, Chen 

He suggested that had the 
Nationalist government had 
done a terrible job and failed, 
most of Taiwan would advo- 
cate surrender to the PRC, but 
that the Nationalist govern- 
ment of Taiwan did not. 

After the United States nor- 
malized relations with the 
PRC, the U.S. Congress passed 
the Taiwan Relations Act that 
required the government to 
aid in Taiwan's defense by sell- 
ing them defensive weapons. 

Although the Chinese Civil 
War resulted in divided fami- 
lies all across the global 
Chinese community — divi- 
sions that still exist — Chen 
insists it has also been a bless- 
ing in disguise. The 
Communists destroyed so 
much of Chinese culture and 
Taiwan has preserved that 
ancient culture to provide the 
global Chinese community 
with an alternative to the 
communist vision of Chinese 

China Is not a communist 
country though the 
Communist Party rules it. In 
fact, said Chen, there is no 
such thing as a communist 
market economy. China has 
improved peoples' lives but 
not with communism. The 
fundamental solution to this 
problem Is democratization. 
Taiwan is a young democracy 
and challenges China to follow 
it in democratizing the 
Chinese people. 

Bushrui commented on 
Chen's talk with a line of dis- 
cussion that turned notions of 
defense, sovereignty, capital- 
ism, communism and the 
future of world politics com- 
pletely upside-down. 

What, he asked, is our 
vision of world politics? 
Where are we and were are 
we going? He felt that there 
are six major issues that face 
the world's present and 
future. These are nuclear 
issues, over-population, the 
environment, the gap 
between rich and poor, educa- 
tion and the decline in morali- 

Capitalism, Bushrui said, 

doesn't have a heart. 
Capitalism cannot survive and 
will eventually meet the same 
fate as communism. Free trade 
must be fair trade, which now 
it is not, he said. We are enter- 
ing a time when we will have 
world citizenship, he said, a 
time when a global police 
force will protect nations but 
not individuals. 

Globalization will eventual- 
ly do away with nationalism, 
Bushrui said, adding that the 
language of the heart is still 
tremendously needed. 
Nationalism, he said, is a false 
god, a fetish, and sovereignty is 
a concept that Is out of date. 
As human beings', he said, we 
need new concepts to learn 
how to participate in the 
world community; he urged 
audience members to become 
citizens of the world, not of 

Bushrui felt that the for 
Americans, the solution will be 
found in the United States. For 
China, the solution is only to 
be found in China. 

—Justin Rudelson, 




continued from page 1 

prototype of this next genera- 
tion in personal communica- 
tions, called the Rover 
Technology, was unveiled on 
campus during Maryland Day 
on April 28. During the event, 
users tried out the Rover 
Technology to help guide 
them through the day's activi- 

The prototype device gave 
guests on MclCeldin Mall a 
complete, location-specific list- 
ing of the day's events, so that 
no matter where they were, 
the assistant was able to tell 
them what, based upon their 
specified interests, there was 
to do nearby. 

"This is the precursor of 
big, big, big things to come," 
said Ashok K. Agrawala, profes- 
sor of computer science and 
director of the MIND Lab 
(Maryland Information and 
Network Dynamics Lab). "In 
the future, personal electronic 
guides will give you all of the 
information that is analogous 

to your location, no matter 
where you are. 

"They could be your guides 
at museums and amusement 
parks ."Agrawala explained. 
could help 
you shop 
and even 
order what 
you need 
from a store 
before you 
get there." 

Rover Tech- 
rates an 
server, a 
and client 
PCs. The 

server, based in a Windows 
2000 environment, gives sys- 
tem administrators access to 
information about each cur- 
rent user, as well as the ability 

to manage events and broad- 
cast messages. 

The handheld device will 
give users access to their per- 
sonal schedules (along with 

President Dan Mote listens while Tamer Nadeem 
explains the Rover device during Maryland Day. 
Fellow student Suman Banerjee looks on. Seated 
in front of the group is Adedeji Akinyemi. 

event notification and informa- 
tion retrieval), as well as per- 
mission-based text messaging, 
location query among users, 
voice messaging, and context- 

based information display. 

The Rover Technology 
development team plans to 
incorporate Maryland's patent- 
pending PinPoint Technology, 
developed by Agrawala and his 
team, into their system. 

PinPoint makes centimeter- 
accuracy location possible in a 
wireless network of nodes, as 
well as nanosecond clock 
determination. The Maryland 
Day demonstration of the 
Rover Technology utilized 
Global Positioning System 
(GPS) for location determina- 

The Rover Technology is a 
joint effort between the stu- 
dent-driven Beacon Project 
from the department of elec- 
trical and computer engineer- 
ing, and the MIND Lab 
(www. umiacs . umd .edu/mind/) 
from the Institute of Advanced 
Computer Studies in the 
College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical 

The university BEACON 
Project is a student-driven ini- 

tiative dedicated towards 
developing enhancements to 
Maryland's existing security 
system. Since the project's for- 
mation in 1998, the group has 
successfully unveiled two pro- 
totype products for emer- 
gency location on campus. 

The student group is cur- 
rently seeking venture capital 
funding to form their own 
company and engage in a part- 
nership Maryland. 

The MIND Lab is a joint 
university, private industry, and 
federal agency initiative 
designed to foster new, large- 
scale computer science proj- 
ects in the areas of wireless 
networking, networking infra- 
structure and services, infor- 
mation services and informa- 
tion-centric applications, and 
information assurance and 

The PinPoint Technology, 
winner of one of this year's 
Office of Technology Commer- 
cialization's (OTQ Invention 
of the Year Awards at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, is being 
licensed by OTC. 

Vertigo Books 

continued from page 1 

College Park at 7 p.m. on May 8. 

"I have worked with Vertigo 
Books since last summer when the 
Girl Scout troop that I co-lead decid- 
ed to form a mother-daughter book 
club that meets monthly at Vertigo 
Books," says Prestegaard."When 
Victoria Bruce's book was pub- 
lished, [Vertigo co-ownerj Bridget 
Warren called me to ask my opinion 
of bringing this local author to 
Vertigo. I thought that this would be 
a good idea. I found Victoria Bruce's 
book to be well researched and it 
provided an account of the vol- 
canological, sociological and politi- 
cal aspects of the events in 

When the Committee on Africa 
and the Americas wanted to bring 
authors bell hooks and Cornel West 
to campus, it also chose Vertigo as a 

It is ties such as these, and more, 
that the independent bookstore is 
looking to strengthen in its new 
home. Vertigo just celebrated its first 
year in the College Park Shopping 
Center on Baltimore Avenue, though 
it had been a fixture In Washington 
D.C.'s Dupont Circle for almost a 

Husband and wife owners Todd 
Stewart and Bridget Warren, who 
have two daughters, Nora and 
Sophie, know it may take some time 
to establish themselves as a place in 
Prince George's County for stu- 
dents, faculty and staff to shop for 

"It's been a teaming year," says 
Warren. "Our situation is really 
different here. We came from 
where there were bookstores all 
around us." 

Instead of competition, those 
stores provided alternatives to Verti- 
go's focus on international politics, 
world literature and African Ameri- 
can studies. Since moving out of 

Washington, Warren and Stewart 
have had to expand their offerings 
to include more mainstream titles 
and authors to attract new cus- 
tomers. They still, though, claim a 
political focus. 

"In D.C., if someone came in 
looking for a general interest book, 
we would refer them to Olsson's or 
B. Dalton " says Warren. "If someone 
wanted mystery or gay books, we'd 
refer them to Mystery Books or 
Lambda Rising." 

In response to the change, 
Vertigo now has a mystery section, 
an expanded children's section and 
has added several thousand new 
titles to Its inventory. "We've sold 10 
times the number of Kurt Vonnegut 
here than we sold downtown in five 
years." adds Stewart. 

The store's greeting card selec- 
tion is one of its most popular fea- 
tures. Warren tells the story of a fra- 
ternity member that, after buying a 
Valentine's Day card from a certain 
line, brought back his frat bothers 
who then cleaned out the entire 
selection of that line of cards last 

Word of mouth is a powerful 
advertising tool, but Warren is sur- 
prised that it isn't bringing in more 
students. "I don't want to sound like 
I'm whining, but it's surprising." 

Vertigo puts fliers up on campus 
and sends notices of its many author 
appearances by e-mail to those who 
subscribe to a list in the store. 
Though they may have tost some of 
their customer base, many D.C. regu- 
lars, who live in Maryland, come in 
more often because it is more con- 
venient. "We Ye done better than we 
thought we would "says Warren, 

"(ButJ People come in and ask 
us, 'So, how are you doing? Realty,"' 
says Stewart. "They expect you to 

Warren jokes that a core of their 
District customers may be missing 
because "they are afraid of the sub- 
urbs, minivans. They're out of their 
comfort zone." 

University Senate Meeting Agenda 

The May Transition meeting of the University Senate will 
be held on Thursday, May 10, 2001. The meeting will con- 
vene at 3:15 p.m. in Room 0200 Skinner Building. 

Meeting Agenda 

l.Cafi to Order 

2. Election of the Chair-Elect - Ballots will be distributed at the meeting. 

3. Approval of the Senate Meeting Minutes for April 9, 2001 (Action)* 

4. Special Order of the Day 

Gregory L. Geoffroy 

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost 

5. Report of the Outgoing-Chair, Mark Leone 

a) Ceremonial Resolution on the hundredth anniversary of the 
Department of Communication (Action)* 

b) Report of the Approval of Plan of Organization for the College of 
Agriculture and Resource Economics 

6. Report of the Chair, EUie Weingaertner 

7. Chair-Elect Election Results and Additional Elections 

a) Announcement of the Chair-Elect 

b) Special Elections (Action)* 

i. Senate Executive Committee 

ii. Athletic Council 

iii. Committee on Committees 

iv. Campus Parking Advisory Committee (CPAC) 

8. Report of Committees 

a) Senate Programs, Curricula, and Courses Committee - Jean Dreher, 

i. Recommendation to Establish a Citation Template for Undergraduate 
Studies, Senate Document Number 99-00-78. 1 (Action)* 

ii. Recommendation to Restructure the Ph.D. Program in French 
Language and Literature and Rename it as the Ph.D. in Modern French 
Studies, Senate Document Number 00-01-139 (Action)* 

b) Senate Faculty Affairs Committee - George Goldenbaum, Chair 

1. Revision of the Policy on the Review of Department Chairs and 
Directors of Academic Units, Senate Document Number 00*1-112 

ii. Revision of the Policy on the Review of Deans of Academic Units, 
Senate Document Number 00-01-113 (Action)* 

9. New Business 

10. Adjournment 

May 8, 2001 


Forum on Volunteerism 

The University of Maryland will host the second 
national Forum on Volunteerism, Service & Learning 
in Higher Education from June 23-26. Maryland facul- 
ty and staff can receive a 20 percent discount on the 
registration fee. The Forum will bring together admin 
istrators, practitioners, and students from throughout 
the higher education, service, and community sectors 
to enhance skills, create part- 
nerships, and increase 

For further information 
and registration materials, 
forum/. Or contact Megan 
Cooperman at (301) 405-0741 
or msussman@aecmail. or visit 

Golf Course 
Mother's Day Buffet 

areas: aquatics, athletics (track and field), bowling 
(duckpin and tenpin), equestrian, golf and softball. 
Special Olympics Maryland estimates 1 ,200 athletes, 
400 coaches and 2,000 volunteers will participate 
this year. 

An elaborate opening ceremony will kick off the 
games and a closing ceremony wilt conclude the 
weekend. Volunteers are a fundamental element of 
the Summer Games. Special Olympics Maryland needs 

themums (36 varieties!), bedding plants, Australian 
outback plants, begonias, impatiens, marigolds, snap- 
dragons and more will be on sale from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 
p.m. both days. For more information, contact 
Catherine at (301) 405-4376. 

Saturdays at the Dairy 

The Golf Course will be 
hosting a Mother's Day buffet 
on Sunday, May 13 with seat- 
ings from 11:30 to 5:30. The 
lavish buffet includes a med- 
ley of salads, Antipasto, fruits 
and cheeses, steamed shrimp, 
chef carved prime rib of 
beef and smoked turkey, 
smoked salmon, and more. 
PLUS a dessert buffet featur- 
ing French and Italian pas- 
tries and Bananas Foster 
over UM Dairy ice cream. 
Special Price for UM faculty, 
staff and their adult guests - 
SI 8.95, Senior guests: $14.95, 
Children 6-12; S4.95, under 6 
free. The price for the general 
public is $22.95. Reservations are required at (301) 

For more information, contact Nancy Loomis at 
(301) 403-4240 or 

Staring May 5, the Dairy will be serving up award 
■winning University of 
Maryland Ice Cream every 
Saturday from 1 1 a.m. -3 p.m. 
Bring your family and friends 
to enjoy our rich ice cream 
served up in cones, sundaes, 
thick shakes and floats! 
Saturday hours will run 
through October 6. 
For more information, con- 
tact Shiriene Chase at (301) 
405-1415 or schase@din- 

Here & Now 

The naming of the John S. Toll Physics Building was cause for celebration for many last week. 

Professional Concepts 
Exchange Conference 

The registration period has been extended for the 
Professional Concepts Exchange Conference, which 
will take place on May 18 from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. in 
the Stamp Student Union. Those still interested in 
attending may submit a form. 

For more information, contact Gay nor Sale at (301) 
3 1 4-9685 or 

Annual Review of UM Libraries' 
Journal Subscriptions «^^^^h^^^ 

At the recommendation of the University Senate's 
Library Council, and with the support of the Provost, 
the Libraries have instituted an annual review of jour- 
nal subscriptions. 

This year's review has yielded a list of potential 
cancellations, available at 
CLMD/SERlALS/REVTEW/intro.html.The titles on the 
list were identified in cooperation with faculty and 
account for less than 1 percent of the UM Libraries 
journal budget. 

Funds freed up through cancellations will be used 
for new subscriptions. Faculty can justify retention of 
any tide on the list by contacting the contact person 
listed for the tide on the web page. The deadline for 
justification of retention of a title is May 18, 2001. 

For more information contact Karla Hahn at (301) 
405-91 17 or 

Helping Some Special Athle 

From June 8-10, Special Olympics athletes will 
gather at the university to participate in Special 
Olympics Maryland 2001 Summer Games. The three- 
day competition includes sporting events in six 

2,000 volunteers to ensure its success. Faculty, stu- 
dents and staff are encouraged to apply to volunteer. 
Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in various 
areas ranging from computer services, athlete escort- 
ing, running sports clinics and activities and much 

For more information and to request a volunteer 
application, call (800) 541-7544 or visit the Web site 

Making the Mind-Machine Connection 

The Human Computer Interaction (HC1) 
Laboratory will host its 18th Annual Symposium and 
Open House Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1. Pre- 
Symposium tutorials and workshops offering intro- 
ductions to HCI, its applications for children and 
other topics will begin at 10 a.m., in locations to be 
determined, and a reception will follow until 6 p.m. 

On Friday, the day begins with signing in and cof- 
fee at 8:15 in Skinner Hall. Topics presented later in 
the day will fell under three categories: mining cre- 
ativity, information exploration and living & learning. 

Conference fees are $200 for Thursday's tutorials; 
price includes lunch, handout and the reception. A 
$45 fee covers Thursday's workshop, and includes 
lunch, handout and reception. However, prior authori- 
zation is required. The cost for Friday's symposium is 
$170 for industry and government representatives; 
the fee includes a one- hour videotape of HCLL 2001 
video reports, technical reports, handouts, book dis- 
counts and lunch. The fee is $100 for university facul- 
ty or staff, of Maryland or other institutions, and the 
symposium is free, without materials or lunch, to full- 
time students. 

For more information, visit 
or call (301)405-2769. 

Just What the Flowerbeds Needed 

Harrison Lab's spring sale will happen May 1 1 and 
18 at the greenhouses on Route 1, across the street 
and to the right of the campus' main gates. Chrysan- 

Winners of the annual 
graduate student poetry and 
fiction competitions spon- 
sored by the Creative 
Writing program will read 
from their works Wednesday, 
May 9, at 7 p.m. In the 
McKeldin Library Special 
Events Room. 

The Academy of Ameri- 
can Poets Prize winner is 
Christine Perrin. Annie 
Kantar received an honor- 
able mention. 

The (Catherine Anne 
Porter Fiction Prize went to 
Robin Vazquez, Bo Schwerin 
received second prize, and Deborah Schwartz, third. 
The judges were Ira Sadoff for poetry; for fiction, 
Olive Senior. 

The reading is the last of the year for the Writers 
Here & Now series. For more information, call (301) 

CTE Resource Packets Onlini 

The Center for Teaching Excellence is continuing 
to improve and expand its resource materials for the 
campus community. They have acquired four new 
resource packets from the Professional Organization 
Development Network (POD Network), which is ded- 
icated to improving teaching and learning on campus- 
es across the United States. 

The new online CTE Resource Packets are: 

•Alternative to Traditional Teaching Methods 
and Learning Strategies 

• Defining and Characterizing Teaching 

• The Student/Teacher Relationship 

• Motivating Students 

You may print the articles by visiting or have them sent to you by e- 
mailing cte@umail. For more information, 
contact Inayet Sahin at (301) 405-9980 or 

Writing Wrongs 

Anyone who must communicate with others in 
writing in the workplace will want to attend "Writing 
Wrongs: Better Memos, Business Letters, and E-mails." 

This seminar is not simply about how to correct 
mistakes and repair broken writing. Participants will 
learn a process approach to help produce effective 
writing the first time around. 

The seminar will feature Edwin Sapp and will take 
place on Wednesday, May 16 from 2-4 p.m. in room 
1 199 ITV Building. Tickets are available at iTV Profes- 
sional Development. For more information, contact 
Glenn Brown at (301) 314-4905 or