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The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 • Number 30 'June 19, 2001 

University Administration 
Repositions Key Staff 


y realigning 
the "constella- 
tion of report- 
ing lines" for 
various units within the 
university's upper level 
administration, Presi- 
dent Dan Mote hopes 
to advance the univer- 
sity's goals of excel- 

"These very talented 
and widely respected 
members of the univer- 
sity community have all 
demonstrated outstand- 
ing administrative skills 
in a variety of posi- 
tions." he wrote in a let- 
ter announcing the 
new appointments. 

Effective July l,the 
changes are as follows: 

Chuan Sheng Liu, 
physics professor and 
director of the Institute 
for Global Chinese 
Affairs, will serve as 
interim vice president 
for research and dean 
of the Graduate School, 
It is the position 
William Desder will 
leave to become senior 
vice president for aca- 
demic affairs and 
provost, A search for a 
permanent dean will 
begin in the fall. Liu 
will continue as direc- 
tor of the institute. 

Robert E. Waters, the presi- 
dent's chief of staff, will 
assume the title of associate 
vice president for academic 
affairs in the provost's office 
and special assistant to the 

Ann G. Wylie, geology pro- 

Robert E. Waters 

Ann G. Wylie 

Andrea Levy 

fessor and associate provost of 
academic affairs, will become 
assistant president and chief of 

Andrea Levy, currently assis- 
tant vice president for policy 
and planning in the Graduate 
School, will move to the senior 
vice president for academic 

Chuan Sheng Liu 

affairs and provost's office to 
serve as an associate vice pres- 
ident for academic affairs. 
Joanna F. Schmeissner, 
assistant to the senior vice 
president for academic affairs 
and provost, will assume the 
position of assistant to the 

Volunteer Honored for Valuable Efforts 

After spending her professional life- 
time in academia, Ruth Kurtz, a 1933 
University of Wisconsin graduate, 
wasn't about to quit working just because 
she and her husband, UM education profes- 
sor emeritus John J. Kurtz, were retired. 

So she went to work as a volunteer, 
spending one day a week documenting and 
classifying photographic slides for the 
School of Architecture's Elizabeth Alley Visual 
Resources Collection, named for the collec- 
tion's first curator and the friend who 
recruited Kurtz as a volunteer. 

"I like to keep connected with the univer- 
sity, with something usable," she said. 

Each Tuesday, Kurtz arranges the slides on 
a light box, and decides where they fit into 

the collection of more than 300,000 exam- 
ples of architecture from around die world, 
and then affixes tiny labels to each slide, 

"I'm pretty elderly to be working around 
here," said Kurtz, who has three children, five 
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. "But 
I like being around young people, I'm not 
being paid, so I don't have to worry about 
time. I do have to feel I'm accomplishing 
something.And I do." 

She's been doing this exacting work since 
1976, which makes her the longest-tenured 
member of the university's Retired Volunteer 
Service Corps. In fact, says program coordi- 
nator Jed Collard, she predates the establish- 

continued on page 6 

University Athletics 
First to Receive 

The NCAA Division I 
Committee on Athletics 
Certification announced that 
the university is one of two 
member institutions to be 
first in completing the certi- 
fication process. 

A designation of certified 
means that an institution 
operates its athletics pro- 
gram in substantial conform- 
ity with operating principles 
adopted by the Division I 
membership. West Virginia 
University was certified with 

The second round of ath- 
letic certifications is being 
completed on a 10-year 
cycle rather than the five- 
year cycle utilized in during 
the initial certification 

process. All active 318 
Division I members partici- 
pate in the certification 

The program's purpose is 
to ensure integrity in the 
institution's athletics opera- 
tions and to assist athletics 
departments in improving 
their programs. Legislation 
mandating atiiletics certifica- 
tion was adopted in 1993. 

Certification involves a 
self-study process led by a 
school's chief executive offi- 
cer, includes a review of 
these primary components: 
governance and commit- 
ment to rules compliance, 
academic integrity, fiscal 

continued on page 7 

Staff Innovation 


fiSSHR , 


Jerome Thomas (r) receives his plaque from Provost 
Greg Geoffroy. 

When David Falk, chair 
of the Teaching 
Facilities Committee, 
walked into a classroom 
and saw not only a piece of 
chalk available for his cur- 
rent classroom needs, but a 
whole wall dispenser full, 
he decided the responsible 
party deserved an award. 

Jerome Thomas, a manag- 
er with housekeeping serv- 

ices, received the first 
Teaching Facilities 
Improvement award last 
month for bis innovation in 
creating chalk reservoirs 
that will be installed all over 
the university. He eased the 
frustration of many faculty 
and students who never 
seemed to have a piece of 
chalk for classroom instruc- 
tion when they needed it. 

June 19,2001 


T'u e s da y 


6-8 p.m., Dance Class: 
"Beginner I American Style — 
Fox Trot, Tango, Swing" begins 
(continues Tuesdays through 
Aug. 14). With instructor Karen 
Trimble. 2111 Stamp Student 
Union. Fees are $45 for UM 
students, $55 for faculty and 
staff and $65 for the general 
public. For more information, 
contact Alicia Simon at 4-ARTS 
or, or 

8-10 p.m.. Dance Class: 
"Beginner II American Style — 
Fox Trot, Tango, Swing" begins 
(continues Tuesdays through 
Aug. 14). With instructor Karen 
Trimble. 21 1 1 Stamp Student 
Union. Fees are $45 for UM 
students, $55 for faculty and 
staff and $65 for the general 
public.For more information, 
contact Alicia Simon at 4-ARTS 
or, or 


T'fi urs da y 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Tools of Digital Design for 
the Web" begins (first of 2 
days). 4404 Computer & Space 
Science. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.) 

6-8 p.m., Dance Class: 
"Beginner I American Style — 
Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha" begins 
(continues Thursdays through 
Aug. 16). With instructor Karen 
Trimble. 2111 Stamp Student 
Union. Fees are $45 for UM 
students, $55 for faculty and 
staff and $65 for the general 
public.For more information, 
contact Alicia Simon at 4-ARTS 
or, or 

8-10 p.m., Dance Class: 
"Beginner II American Style — 
Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha" begins 
(continues Thursdays through 
Aug. 16). With instructor Karen 
Trimble. 2111 Stamp Student 
Union. Fees are $45 for UM 
students, $55 for faculty and 
staff and $65 for the general 
public.For more information, 
contact Alicia Simon at 4-ARTS 
or, or 

Tri da 

june 22 

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Colloquium: 
"The Sisterhood ofWork: A 
Collaborative Symposium on 
the Meanings and Representa- 
tions of Work in the Lives of 
Women of Color." 0226 HJ 
Patterson. Late registration fee 

Your Guide to University Events 
June 19-July 20 

is $20; for graduate students 
(w/lunch), $12. Free for under- 
graduate students (w/o lunch). 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.)* 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Tools of Digital Design for 
the Web" (second of 2 days). 
4404 Computer & Space 
Science. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.) 

11:30 a. m.-l p.m., Special 
Event: The Black Women's 
Council welcomes Queen 
Mmemolo Semane Molotlegi 
from the Bafokeng Nation of 
South Africa. 0101 Taliaferro 
Hall. RSVP requested. For 
more information, contact 
Brenda Cox at 5-8481 or 
bell 7@umail 

6 p.m., Event:"BBQ and 
Bluegrass." With Annapolis 
Bluegrass Coalition. Golf 
Course. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.)* 

S a tur da v 

june 2< 

8 p.m., Performance: "National 
Orchestral Institute." Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.)* 


*Mo n day 

Workshop :"Dalcroze Institute" 
begins (through July 6). 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. (Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.)' 

9 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Shortcourse 
Training: "Intermediate MS 
Access." Learn to: normalize 
sample tables by identifying 
design problems; establish 
relationships between tables 
by analyzing table relation- 
ships and enforcing referential 
integrity; customize table 
designs; design select queries 
by using multiple tables to cal- 
culate, group, average and con- 
catenate values and to show 
top values; customize form 
designs by creating calculated 
fields, combo boxes, and 
unbound controls; customize 
report designs by grouping, 
sorting and summarizing data. 
4404 Computer & Space 
Science. Fee is $80.00. To reg- 
ister, visit 

sc. For more information, con- 
tact the OIT Training Services 
Coordinator at 5.0443 or oit- 
t raining @, or 

ffku Y S d 

june 28 


6-8 p. m. , Workshop; " Seated 
Massage Workshop." 0232 
Stamp Student Union (Tortuga 
Room A). (Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8.)* 

July 1 

Sun da y 

8-9 p.m., Broadcast: "Gordon 
W Prange Collection segment 
rebroadcast." (Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8.) 

July 3 

T^u e 5 day 

6:30 p.m., "Web Development 
Training" begins (through July 
3D. 0229 LeFrak Hall. (Details 
in For Your Interest, p 8,)* 

T'/i u r s day 
July 5 

6-8 p.m., Workshop: "Seated 
Massage Workshop." 0232 
Stamp Student Union (Tortuga 
Room A). (Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8.)* 

T'u es day 
July 10 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Workshop: 
"Introduction to Macromedia 
Flash 5." 3332 Computer & 
Space Science. (Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8.)* 

Mon da 

July 16 

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Workshop: 
"Instructional Design Prin- 
ciples for Online Instruction" 
begins (first of two days; con- 
tinues July 17 from 9 a.m.- 12 
noon). Discuss basic instruc- 
tional design principles that 
faculty can use to rethink their 
course materials for the Web. 
Principles will be described 
with an analysis of their appli- 
cations for on-line environ- 
ments. The role of interface 
design (e.g., navigation and 
orientation), multimedia 
design and pedagogical strate- 
gies will be explored within 
each of the approaches. 4404 

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

Rossborough Inn 
Summer Availability 

The Rossborough Inn will be open Monday through 
Friday for lunch through July 25. For reservations, call 
(301) 314-8013. 

Also, the Inn has the following dates available to 
book afternoon receptions or evening dinners: June 
19, 20, 26, 27 and 28. For more information or to 
book a private catered affair, call (301) 314-8012. 

For more information, contact Christopher Cantore 
at (301) 314-8012 or, or 

Library Reminder 

Faculty, staff and students planning trips or extend- 
ed vacations this summer should remember that 
library materials in circulation may be recalled with 14 
days' notice. If you are going to be away for more 
than two weeks, you may wish to return any library 
materials you have borrowed or make arrangements 
for your mail to be monitored in your absence by 
someone who has access to these items. This way, 
others won't be denied the use of library materials 
needed for their research (and you won't risk a fine!). 

For more information, contact David Wilt at (301) 
405-9140 or 

Computer & Space Science. 
Free to College Park faculty 
and teaching assistants; but 
registration is required at 
www.oit . urn d , e du/iit/regis- 
ter.html. Interested instruc- 
tional technology support per- 
sonnel will be waidisted until 
all faculty are accommodated. 
Please see 
iit/current.html for a complete 
course description and the 
schedule for all ITT classes. For 
more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945 or 
dm 1 6@umail . 

ing of integral hardware and 
software. Cost is $995 for UM 
alumni, staff, faculty, students 
and immediate family; $1500 
for general public. Prices 
include book. For more infor- 
mation contact the Training 
Coordinator at 5-1670 or, or visit 
www. LearnlT.' 

Tri da 

V July 20 

6-9 p.m.. Event: "Summer Crab 
Feast." Rossborough Inn. 
(Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8.)* 

July 23 

*M o n da y 

6:30-10 p.m., Workshop: "A+ 
Certification Training" begins 
(continues Mon. & Wed. eves, 
through Oct. 1).0221 LeFrak 
Hall. Prepare yourself for a job 
as a computer technician. 
Learn to assemble and repair 
computer systems; become 
familiar with computer com- 
ponents and their functions; 
perform installation and test- 


In the May 8 issue of 
Outlook, in the piece 
"Passing the Bow," Harpur 
College was misspelled. 


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

Brodie Remington " Vice ('resident 
for University Relations 

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

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Letters to the editor, story suggestions 
and campus information are welcome. 
Please submit all material two weeks 
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Send material to Editor. Oulli)t'k,2l0\ 
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Recognizing Excellence All Over Campus 



Plfc. : 

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Dottie Bass 

Gia Harewood 

Delecia Stewart 

Danielle McGugins 

Robert Yuan 

Yuan addresses those gathered for the Exempt Minority Service Awards at the Ross bo rough Inn. 

Last month, several members of the 
campus community received 
recognition for their work. 

At a ceremony held on the patio of 
the Rossborough Inn, the President's 
Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues 
recognized faculty, staff and students for 
their contributions to the campus. 
President Dan Mote presented each 
award. The awardees were as follows: 

Robert Yuan, a professor of cell biolo- 
gy and molecular genetics, received the 
faculty award for his work in bringing 
diversity to undergraduate science edu- 
cation, specifically honors seminars. 

Dottie Bass, coordinator of outreach 
and programming with the Office of 
Multi-Ethnic Student Education, 
received the exempt staff award for her 
efforts on several fronts. She's worked 
with the Retention 2000 program, the 
Black Graduating Seniors Banquet and 
the fall Unity Welcome. She originated 
the idea of formally recognizing disabled 
students and their accomplishments. 

Delecia Stewart, office clerk with the 
Office of Human Relations Programs, 
was nominated by her coworkers for 
her professional representation of and 
valuable insights to that office. She is 
working on a degree at UMUC, and is 
also learning to facilitate story circles 
and intergroup dialogues through the 
office's Student Intercultural Learning 
Center's Intergroup Dialogue Program. 

Danielle McGugins, a special educa- 
tion major who is a Gates Millennium 
Scholar, has earned a B only once in her 
university career. She has earned the 
College Park Scholars International 
Studies Program citation and has been 
inducted into national honor societies 
such as Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa 
Phi. She is an undergraduate teaching 

Outstanding Service to the Schools award recipients Shirley Morman, Allan Wigfield, Ann Battle and James R. McGinnis. 

assistant for the College of Education's 
EDSP 41 5 : Assessment in Special 

Gia Harewood, a graduate student 
studying English language and literature, 
served as the graduate assistant for 
diversity training with the Office of 
Human Relations Programs. She handles 
all requests for diversity training. She is 
also the coordinator for the Diversity 
Training Circle and liaison to the After 
School Homework Club, a pre-college 
initiative coordinated by the campus' 
Education Talent Search Program. She 
uses her artistic talents as a writer and 
actor to demonstrate her dedication to 
social activism. 

t another ceremony held the 
same day at the Golf Course, four 
.more university employees 

received Outstanding Service to the 
Schools awards. 

Shirley Morman, director of Educa- 
tional Talent Search for Undergraduate 
Studies, works to identify, recruit and 
guide middle and secondary school pop- 
ulations from traditional disadvantaged, 
low-income and potential first genera- 
tion college student backgrounds. She 
initiated Project LINKS to narrow the 
digital divide. Through chat rooms, 
email and mailing lists, university stu- 
dents tutor younger students and show 
them how to access the resources pro- 
vided by the Web. 

James Randy McGinnis, an associate 
professor of science education, was rec- 
ognized for his efforts to organize facul- 
ty into teams and become involved in 
the in-school work of preservice teach- 
ers. Working with Prince George's 

County Schools, he helped create a 
Professional Development School. His 
primary focus as a researcher has been 
to fulfill the science education reform 
movement's goal of a scientifically liter- 
ate populace. 

Allan Wigfield and Ann Battle, of 
the College of Education's Human 
Development department, shared an 
award for their work to evaluate 
whether or not approximately 50 
educational programs used in Mont- 
gomery and Prince George's County 
Public Schools featured the expertise 
of the department. Through focus 
meetings, they learned what teachers 
saw as the primary challenges in the 
classroom. This data served as a base 
for a 30-credit outreach master's of 
education degree being offered by the 

June 19,2001 


"The team from the University of Maryland 
started creating their sub/Terpedo,' in fall 
1998. Students' grades in the mechanical 
engineering design class depended on the 
efforts they put into the project. Catherine 
Nolan and Stephen Martin, University of 
Maryland seniors, said they learned from 
their mistakes. Over the past week, Mr. 
Martin said, he was busy fixing wheels and 
patching holes in the sub's shell, 'Nails, 
duct tape and lag screws can be your 
friend,' said Mr. Martin." — Tbe sixth Inter- 
national Human-Powered Submarine 
Races were staged at the Naval Surface 
Warfare Center Carderock Division in 
Betbesda the week of June 10. Seventeen 
teams from the area, around the country 
and Canada competed. (Washington 
Times, June 13) 

"Basically, Internet users are saying, 'Let the 
communists have their book in a public 
library. Let the atheists teach in the 
school,' more than nonusers."— ■; John 
Robinson, professor of sociology, 
announces puzzling research results 
regarding Internet users. In a joint 
Maryland-Princeton University study, 
Internet users prove hard to label; 
Robinson says tbe results defy classifica- 
tion by labels like "liberal" or "conserva- 
tive" He coined the phrase, "diversity 
divide," to describe how Internet users are 
more tolerant, trusting, optimistic and lit- 
erate than nonusers, but not always more 
liberal in personal beliefs. (Baltimore 
Sun, June 14) 

"The fundamental concern is that we are 
accountable. If we're accountable but we 
don't have any control over it, we get wor- 
ried." —Richard Jantz, associate dean for 
teacher education in the College of Edu- 
cation, reacts to tbe Maryland Higher 
Education proposal to guarantee credits 
transferred from state junior colleges to 
Maryland's four-year schools of educa- 
tion. Tbe move is meant to help alleviate 
the critical shortage of teachers in tbe 
state public school system. (Baltimore 
Sun, June 8) 

" we'll just have to wait to see what hap- 
pens." — Roald Sagdeev, distinguished pro- 
fessor of physics and director of the East 
West Space Science Center, comments on 
restrictive mles placed on scientists by the 
Russian government. The Russian Aca- 
demy of Sciences ordered its researchers 
to report alt publications, contact with 
foreign researchers and trips overseas. 
Sagdeev thinks tbe new rules may protect 
scientists from accusations of espionage. 
(New Scientist, June 9) 

"But through my years — my 30 years of 
working with children — I made a complete 
about face because I was one of those peo- 
ple who loved dodgeball, I mean, 1 thought 
I was the dodgeball queen, and I want to 
tell you something. When I watched chil- 
dren and listened and read research, I real- 
ized that I was really a part of that tradi- 
tional thing that we need to really move on 
from." —Susan Kogut, a lecturer in kinesi- 
ology, decries tbe sport of dodgeball in a 
television debate with the director of the 
National A mateur Dodgeball Association. 
The object of dodgeball is perceived by 
many now to be about using human 
beings as targets and it advocates that 
the strong pick on the weak. (Fox News, 
June 9) 

"Men tend to embody diis trait (sensation 
seeking) more than women.You have to 
wonder if this is a result of (social factors) 
or something deeper." — Stephen McDaniet, 
assistant professor of kinesiology, enters 
tbe delicate world of explaining why 
women may not be as interested in sports 
as men. McDaniel's research leads htm to 
believe women are not interested in 
being hard core fans tbe way men are. 
(Washington Post, June 7) 

"I don't know that I would be overly con- 
cerned if kids arc out running around and 
playing baU on the grass. I would not want 
to grow crops on it, though." — Charles 
Mutcbi, professor of agronomy in the Col- 
lege of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources, gives his opinion on young- 
sters playing on playgrounds under- 
pinned by sludge dumps. In tbe article, 
Mulcbi says 80 percent of sludge pro- 
duced in Maryland goes to agricultural 
land. (Bowie Star, May 24) 

"People will take amazing risks to get these 
parrots. Some of them throw lassoes up 
the trees to the nests and climb up. Others 
are more organised, and they wear spurs, 
like the ones telephone linemen use, and 
scamper up the tree. They themselves 
might make only 10 or 20 dollars for each 
bird, but that's worth a day's wages for a 
field hand in Costa Rica." — The research of 
Timothy Wright, assistant professor of psy- 
chology who is an auditory bird expert, 
leads him to believe wild parrots are in 
danger. He says poaching is threatening 
46 of tbe 145 species in the neotropics 
where between 400,000 and 800,000 
chicks are taken from the wild each year 
(Tbe Independent, London, June 7) 

"If you're going to teach leaders and teach- 
ers, you need someone who is absolutely at 
the top of their game and that's Carol 
Parham, This gives her a statewide reach 
with her talents. It's a different way to 
contribute to the state." — Edna Szyman- 
ski, dean of the College of Education, 
touts the hiring of Anne Arundel County 
school superintendent Carol Parham to a 
professorship in the college as a coup. 
Many offered Parham the chance to 
broaden her scope of education influ- 
ence, but she accepted Maryland's offer 
(Baltimore Sun, June 6, 2001). 

"Russell Dickerson pulls out a U.S. map in 
his office: it's speckled with brighdy col- 
ored dots that are bigger and more con- 
centrated along the coasts and in urban 
area. Upwind from us are all the power 
plants in the world, it seems like.. . The 
Ohio River Valley is just chock-a-block 
with them.' " — Dickerson, professor of 
meteorology, comments on one reason 
behind summertime ozone and "Code 
Red" days in the region. (Baltimore mag- 
azine, June 2001) 

"Last year we had 100 kids come in... .Our 
typical yield is 35 to 40 percent. This year 
we have 1 53 confirmed out of about 250 
admitted-a 60 percent yield, it's unbeliev- 
able. It's great on one level, but it's unnerv- 
ing on another." —Journalism dean Tom 
Kunkel joins other campus administra- 
tors in wondering at the admissions yield 
numbers for the Class of 200%. Interim 
undergraduate director of admissions 
Jim Christensen labels the yield number 
"unprecedented." (Baltimore Sun, June 2) 

Regents Form Search 
Committee for New 
USM Chancellor 

The Board of Regents of 
the University System 
of Maryland (USM) 
announced the forma- 
tion of a search and screening 
committee to consider candi- 
dates for chancellor of the sys- 
tem. The new chancellor suc- 
ceeds Donald N. Langenberg, 
who retired on April 30. 

"The committee intends to 
search far and wide to identify 
the very best candidates for one 
of the very best jobs in higher 
education," said Board of Regents 
Chairman Nathan A. Chapman 
Jr., who will chair the 17-mem- 
ber search committee. 

"The selection of chancellor 
is the most important decision 
the board makes," Chapman said. 
"The position is not only critical 
to the system, it is critical to the 
state. The foundation of 
Maryland's success in the new 
economy will be its system of 
higher education. The USM has 
grown in size and stature during 
Don Langenberg 's tenure. USM 
institutions are entering the top 
ranks of academia. we will iden- 
tify a leader whose experience, 
energy, and vision will accelerate 
and build on the progress of the 
past decade." 

The search committee 
includes five members of the 
USM Board of Regents, three 
presidents of USM institutions, 
four representatives of USM fac- 
ulty and staff and five members 
of the public. The committee 
will review nominations and 
applications for the position, 
conduct interviews with candi- 
dates it determines are most 
qualified, and forward three to 
five candidates to the full Board 

of Regents, which will make the 
final selection. The search com- 
mittee will be assisted by an 
executive search firm, which has 
yet to be selected. 

Following is a list of the 
Chancellor Search and Screening 

USM Regentsi Nathan A. 
Chapman Jr., Committee Chair; 
Admiral Charles R. Larson, USN 
(Ret.), Committee Vice Chair; 
Nina Rodale Houghton; Thomas 
B. Finan Jr. and Saleem Rasheed 
(incoming student regent), Chair, 
USM System wide Student 

USM Presidents: Calvin W. 
Burnett, Coppin State College; 
Catherine R. Gira, Frost burg State 
Universit and David J. Ramsay, 
University of Maryland, 

Faculty, Staff Administra- 
tors: Jennifer Berkman, 
Administrative Director, Student 
Health Services, Salisbury State 
University, former chair, Council 
of University System Staff; 
Arthur T Johnson, Provost, 
UMBQEucharia Nnadi, Provost, 
University of Maryland Eastern 
Shore and Ronald W.Walters, pro- 
fessor, Afro-American Studies, 
University of Maryland, College 

Community Representa- 
tives: John M . Brophy, president 
& CEO, Lockheed Martin IMS; 
Hon. Benjamin R. Civile tti, 
Partner, Venable, Baetjer and 
Howard, LLP; A.James Clark, 
chairman & CEO, Clark 
Enterprises, Inc.; Eleanor Merrill, 
Associate Publisher, Capital 
Gazette Newspapers, Inc. and 
Wayne T Hockmeyer, Chairman 
of the Board, Medlmmune, Inc. 

Faculty to Share Dean's Responsibilities 

Two faculty members from 
the College of Information 
Studies will temporarily fill the 
shoes of retired CL1S Dean Ann 
E. Prentice until her replace- 
ment is hired. 

Associate Dean Diane L. 
Barlow, whose research inter- 
ests include communication * 
and information transfer and | 
technology for libraries, will i 
serve as interim dean from < 
July 1 through Aug. 22. She | 
has been with the college for J 
nearly 11 years. 5 

Bruce Dearstyne, a profes- I 
sor who focuses on archive a 
administration and records 
managament, is not in resi- 
dence this summer. He will 
return to take over the position 
beginning Aug. 23, until May 23, 
2002 or until a new dean is 

Both members arc honored to 
assist, but are comfortable in 
their current positions. With the 
main branch of die National 
Archives sitting on university 
soil a few miles away, Dearstyne 
says the college is "a great place 

Diane L. Barlow 

to teach," 

Next month, the college's 
new name will be a year old. 
Formerly the College of Library 
and Information Studies, hence 
the still-used acronym, its new 
name is a reflection of the field's 

"I feel that it's the best 
name for us," says Barlow, "It 
encompasses the breadth of 
what we do." 


Faculty Receive Awards 
to Further Work 

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies 
granted more than a dozen faculty General 
Research Board awards for the 2001-2002 aca- 
demic year. The research support award allows 
recipients to purchase research materials and 
minor equipment essential to research and schol- 
arly projects. The faculty research fellowships 
allow recipients to spend an academic year on 
research or a scholarly project. Fellows partici- 
pate in a lecture series hosted by the graduate 
school. All award recipients are expected to dis- 
seminate their work through publications and 
other scholarly 'works. 

Research Support Awards 


Biological Resources 

Jennifer Becker 
Organic Acids as a 
Monitoring Tool 



Hugh Lee 
The Schedule and 
Program of the Ancient 
Olympic Games 


Trevor Parry-Giles 

The Rhetorical Presidency 

of Bill Clinton 


David Norbrook 

The Life and Writings of 

Lucy Hutchinson 

Germanic Studies 
Peter Beicken 
Anna Seghers: Stories 
[Erzahlungen], Textcriticat, 

Commented Edition 


Carmen Coustaut 


Afro-American Studies 

Clyde Woods 

American Communities in 
Southern California, 1846 
to 2000 


Paul Shackel 

A Survey of Historic African- 
American Churches in 
Frederick County 


Michael Dougherty 
Intuitive Hypothesis 


Counseling and 
Personnel Services 

Ellen Fabian 
Toward Understanding 
Career-Related Behavior of 
Special Education Students 

Faculty Research Fellowships 



Michael Ma 

The Lnsect Neurohormone 
Bursicon.A Move Towards 
Genomics Studies 



Brigitte Bedos-Rezak 

Image and Resemblance, 
The Earliest Signs of 
Personal Identity in 
Western Europe 



Abolhassan Jawahery 
Study of Violation ofCP 
Symmetry in Decays of 
Particles Containing the 
Bottom Quark 

Negotiator Believes with Patience, 
Peace is Possible 

Former U.S. Senator 
George Mitchell 
spoke last week of 
his experience as a peace 
mediator in two of the 
world's most troubled 
regions, Ireland and the 
Middle East, as part of the 
activities of the Sadat 
Chair for Peace and 
Development In 
the College of 
Behavioral and 
Social Sciences. 
The event was 
held in the Kay 
Theatre of the 
Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Below is an excerpt 
from his speech.To read 
the full text, go to 
com/oudook. Click on the 
appropriate headline. 

"...there are certain prin- 
ciples that I believe are uni- 
versal. First, I believe 
there's no such thing as a 
conflict that can't be 
ended. They're created and 

sustained by human 
beings. They can be ended 
by human beings. No mat- 
ter how ancient the con- 
flict, no matter how hurt- 
ful, peace can prevail. 

restaurant. They always 
began with kind words: 
"Thank you Senator." "God 
bless you." "We appreciate 
what you're trying to do." 
But they always ended in 
despair: "You're wasting 
your dme." "This conflict 
can't be ended." 
"We've been killing 
each other for 
centuries and 
we're doomed 
to go on killing 
each other for- 

"When I arrived in 
Northern Ireland I found, 
to my dismay, a widespread 
feeling of pessimism 
among the public and the 
political leaders. It's a small 
well-informed society 
where I quickly became 
known. Every day, people 
would stop me on the 
street, in the airport, in a 


As best I 
could, I worked to 
reverse such atti- 
tudes. This is the special 
responsibility of political 
leaders, from whom many 
in the public take their 
cue. Leaders must lead. 
And one way is to create 
an attitude of success, the 
belief that problems can 
be solved, that things can 
be better. Not in a foolish 
or unrealistic way, but in a 
way that creates hope and 
confidence among the 

Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School William Destler, far 
right, welcomed members of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Site 
Evaluation team and the Chesapeake Region 2013 Coalition to College Park recently. 
The university Is a proposed site for the Olympic Village, volleyball and team handball 


June 19,2001 

f NOTABl! 

Robert Ployhart, assistant professor of psychology, 
received the S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Research 
award this spring during the Society for Industrial 
and Organizational Psychology's annual meeting in 
San Diego. 

His dissertation, "A Co nstruct-Oriented Approach 
for Developing Situational Judgment Tests in a 
Service Context" helped him earn his doctorate 
from Michigan State University before coming to 
the University of Maryland. 

The National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission announced grants totaling almost 
$3milIion. Two university documentary editing 
projects were named as recipeints. "The Samuel 
Gompers Papers" will receive up to $80,000 and 
another $94,917 Is granted to "Freedom: A 
Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867" 
Samuel Gompers was president of the American 
Federation of Labor for almost 40 years, between 
1886 and 1924, and the nation's leading trade 
unionist and labor spokesman. Faculty members 
Peter Albert and Grace Palladino are co-editors 
of the papers. Leslie S, Rowland, director of the 
Freedmen & Southern Society Project, worked on 

Scott Koerwer is the new associate dean and 
director of the Center for Executive Education at 
the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is the 
former director of corporate management develop- 
ment at the Wharton School, University of 
Pennsylvania, where he spent nine years in a vari- 
ety of positions within the executive education 

Clark School of Engineering faculty are involved in 
Five teams who received contracts through the 
Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Collaborative 
Technology Alliances (CTA) Program. No other uni- 
versity in the country has been involved with all 
five winning projects. MIT and Georgia Tech are 
each in three projects. 

The program is the follow-up to the successful 
ARL Federated Laboratory (FedLab) program, which 
has been running for five years. These programs 
involve teams of researchers from industry and uni- 
versities, led by industry, working very closely with 
ARL personnel. 

Each winning project consists of an eight-year 
contract with the ARL with project values ranging 
from $49 million to $76 million over the contract 
period. The full results can be found at 
www. a rl . army, mii/ailiances/awardann. htm. 

The topics, Clark School faculty involved and 
lead organization are: 

Communications and Networks Alliance: John 
Baras (Maryland principle investigator), Tony 
Ephremides, Evaggelos Geraniotis, Ray Iiu, 
Bah is Papadopoulos, Arniand Makowski, Virgil 
Gllgor, Carlos Bernstein (Math and Institute for 
Systems Research), Nick Roussopoulos 
(Computer Science and ISR affiliate); led by 

Advance Sensors Alliance: Rama Chellappa 
(Maryland principle investigator), Shuvra 
Bhattcharyya, Mario Dagenais, Ray Iiu, Shihab 
S ham ma : led by BAE Systems 

Power and Energy Alliance: Reza Ghodssl 
(Maryland principle investigator); led by Honeywell 

Advance Decision Architectures Alliance: Rama 
Chellappa (Maryland principle investigator), 
Venkatramana Subrahmanian (CS and ISR), led 
by Micro Analysis and Design 

Robotics Alliance: Rama Chellappa, Larry 
Davis (CS/University of Maryland Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies, Maryland principle 
investigator) and Venkatramana Subrahmanian; 
led by General Dynamics Robotics Systems. 

Jane Henson and Rudolph Pugliese reminisce about the late Jim Henson, her husband and 
Pugliese's student at the University of Maryland In the 1950s. Jane Henson has commissioned 
a documentary video about the creation of a statue of Henson and his most famous and 
beloved puppet creation, Kermit the Frog. The statue, a gift from the class of 1998, is being 
built by Maryland sculptor Jay Hall Carpenter. It will be installed near the Stamp Student Union 
next spring. Henson was on campus to watch interviews for the documentary last month. In 
addition to Pugliese, the filmmakers Interviewed President Dan Mote, Campus Programs 
Director Jim Osteen and a number of current students. 

RVSC Award 

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ment of the Corps, which came into official exis- 
tence in 1977. 

"She's the first to reach the 25-year mile- 
stone," says Collard. 

The university has a long liistory of placing 
student volunteers into the community, but 

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Ruth Kurtz Is In good company with the Retired Volunteer 
Service Corps, among so many who, like her, have dedicated 
Invaluable volunteer hours and years to the university. 

before 1 976 there was not coordinated effort to 
attract community volunteers to campus. 

Individual departments had received help 
from the federal Retired Senior Volunteer 
Program, and some individuals had offered their 
services independently. 

Taking note of the volunteers' service, 
Undergraduate Studies administrators and the 
Center on Aging approached the Edna 
McConnell Clark Foundation to fund a project 
that would engage the retirement community's 
resources. In August 1977, the foundation agreed 
to support a three-year effort to develop the pro- 
gram that after 24 years continues to thrive. 

There are 80 to 85 RVSC members now work- 
ing in 30 campus departments. The RVSC volun- 
teers, all at least 60 years old, have contributed 
over 15,000 hours in this past year, with a value 
of over $230,000 to the university."lt*s like the 
university getting an endowment," said Collard. 
"The value of a volunteer's time is worth more 
than $15 an hour." 

At the annual spring reception honoring the 
volunteers' work, President Dan 
Mote thanked the volunteers for 
their "gift." He added that while 
giving their time, the workers give 
in another way 

"You're also transmitting your 
experience, your sense of history 
to those you work with," he said. 

In the Visual Resources 
Collection, Kurtz has worked on 
the 10,000 slides left to the 
School of Architecture by 
Baltimore architect Alexander 
Cochran. Another collection of 
1 7,000 slides came her way when 
a faculty member died and his 
wife donated his collection. 

"Mrs. Kurtz labeled a good por- 
tion of them," said Cynthia Frank, 
her supervisor and co-director of 
the collection. 

Though Elizabeth AUey retired 
around 10 years ago, Kurtz has 
inspired her to come back as a 
volunteer. Kurtz also recruited her 
friend Jeanne O'Connell to the vol- 
unteer program. 

"The great thing is, they come 
in here and everyone gets along," Frank said. "The 
students and the volunteers work well together." 

Collard noted that the RVSC has plenty of 
room for new members. "The Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center needs additional volun- 
teers for ushering duties," he said, "We have 
seven volunteers over there, but we could 
always use a larger pool. We also need some 
retired engineers who would help us revive the 
Engineering Learning Center" 

Those interested in joining the Retired 
Volunteer Service Corps should call Collard at 
(301) 226-4750,or e-mail 
jcoliard @accmail . umd . edu . 



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Helping Kids be Kids 

University Psychologists Receive $2.5 Million 
to Continue Research 

The young boy desperately wanted 
to go to school but was too scared. 
"I'd like to go," he said, "but I just 
can't quit throwing up long enough 
to get dressed." He'd come to psy- 
chologists Deborah C. Bcidel and Samuel M. 
Turner seeking help. 

After some tests, Beidel and Turner — co-direc- 
tors of the university's Maryland Center for 
Anxiety Disorders — diagnosed him as having 
social phobia, sometimes called social anxiety 

This fear of social encounters leaves children 
struggling to answer questions in class or even 
speak to classmates. Eating in public, going to a 
public restroom or talking to an authority figure 
can create panic. Ahout five percent of all chil- 
dren have the condition, the researchers say. 

"They live behind a wall, shunning social con- 
tact. Yet inside they long for companionship," 
says Turner. "The insidious thing about this con- 
dition is that it only gets worse. As their peers 
develop, they just fall farther and farther 
behind." In this case, Beidel and Turner enrolled 
the young boy in an experiment. They treated 
him with a comprehensive behavioral program 
called SET-C, Social Effectiveness Therapy for 
Children. They taught him skills and created set- 
tings where he could gendy face his fears. 

In this first controlled trial of a behavioral 
treatment on preadolescents, Beidel and Turner 
randomly assigned 67 children diagnosed with 
the condition to either a control or treatment 
group. They reported in a recent paper in the 
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 
that by the end of the treatments 67 percent of 
the SET-C children had improved and were no 
longer considered social phobics, compared 
with only five percent of the control group. 

"Most of these children do not possess even 
basic social skills," Beidel says. "So we teach 
them things other children have been learning 
all along, like talking on the telephone, greeting 
people and joining groups." 

But the researchers know that simply teach- 
ing skills isn't enough. "So right after each train- 
ing session we create a safe environment where 

they can practice," Turner says. The group ses- 
sions involve specially trained children. One 
week they might all go to a bowling alley. 
Another time they might go skating or have a 
pizza party. 

Finally, the children confront their personal 
fears directly. For about an hour each week, they 
are put in a situation they fear, such as reading 
in front of a group or playing a game with 
peers. With support, the child repeats the activi- 
ty until the anxiety disappears. "If you engineer 
the situation right," Beidel says, "they can work 
through their terror." 

That's what happened to the frightened little 
boy who came to their office. After several 
months of treatment, he went back to school, 
Beidel says. "He may never win popularity con- 
tests, but he now has friends and has joined the 
basket ball team." 

With a new $2,3 million grant from the 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 
Beidel and Turner will try to expand their suc- 
cess treating children social phobia. They have 
reported a nearly 70 percent success rate using 
a comprehensive behavioral program on young 

Phase two of the research will test whether 
this behavioral treatment works in adolescents. 
It will also compare the effectiveness of the 
therapy to Prozac — a drug commonly pre- 
scribed in these cases. So far only one study has 
tested whether drug treatments help children 
with tliis condition, and no study has compared 
the relative effectiveness of drug and behavioral 

"We've been able to help children gradually 
free themselves from the grip of this social isola- 
tion," said Beidel. "We teach them skills and give 
them a chance to face their fears. We suspect 
this same approach could be applied more 
widely, and that's the thrust of our new 

For phase two, Beidel and Turner are accept- 
ing referrals of children between the ages of 
eight and 15. They can be reached at the 
Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorder at (301) 

Competition Yields Global Solutions 

Worried about rising 
utility prices? Stu- 
dents from Hawaii 
who examined correspon- 
dence from David Kalakaua, 
the last Hawaiian King, and 
from Thomas Edison, have dis- 
covered that volcanoes might 
be the answer to America's 
electricity crises. 

Through an exploration of 
frontiers in history, our nation's 
brightest young scholars have 
come up with some intriguing 
answers to America's energy 
crises, race relations and repa- 
rations to slaves. From June 1 1 
to 1 4 more than 2,000 students 
from across America gathered 
at the University of Maryland 
for the National History Day 
competition. During the event 
students presented their 
research and discoveries. 

National History Day is a 
year-long education program 
that encourages young people 
to explore an historical subject 
related to the annual theme. 
The quest to be among 

America's top historians began 
earlier this year for more than 
700,000 students. The remain- 
ing students, who won local 
district and state competitions, 
will vie for top honors over the 
four-day event. 

Participating students chose 
their topics of study and pre- 
sented museum-type exhibits, 
multimedia documentaries, 
original performances or tradi- 
tional research papers. 

"It is truly the Olympics for 
academics," said USA Today 
First Team Teacher of the Year, 
Norm Conard of Kansas. 
"Thousands of kids cheer and 
get excited about learning. 
National History Day is not just 
a day, but an experience that 
truly lasts a lifetime," 

The student and teacher 
finalists competed for 
$200,000 in prizes. Top student 
winners received scholarships 
to Case Western Reserve 
University in Cleveland, Ohio, 
Chaminade University in 
Hawaii and the University of 


The impact of National 
History Day is felt not only by 
students, but also by teachers. 
The program provides teachers 
with a unique alternative to 
what can be accomplished in 
the traditional classroom. 
During the competition, 
teacher workshops will be 
held at the Library of Congress. 

The NHD projects and 
research presented at the con- 
test range widely in scope. This 
year, projects include such var- 
ied research as Jackie Robin- 
son's impact on civil rights and 
baseball; examining the fron- 
tiers that astronaut Sally Ride 
explored for women and 
humankind; frontiers in sci- 
ence and microprocessors and 
the frontier of goodwill told in 
the story of Chiune Sugihara, a 
Japanese vice-consul to 
Lithuania, who risked every- 
thing to save the lives of thou- 
sands of Jews in World War n. 
For more information, visit 
www. N atio nalHistory Day. org . 

Mote's a Hit! 

UM President Among Top 40 Most 
Influential People in Washington 

According to an article in the July issue of 
Washington Business Forward magazine, 
President Dan Mote is one of the 40 most impor- 
tant people in Washington business. 

The magazine's "Forward Forty" is an annual list that 
looks at "agenda setters, market movers, the people 
everyone wants to get close to." Those who made the 
list have influenced business in this region and will help 
shape its economic future. 

He received high marks for political pull, and for rais- 
ing money, awareness and expectations at the university. 
The magazine should be available at news stands. 


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integrity and commitment 
to equity. 

The Athletics 
Certification Committee 
preliminarily reviews an 
institution's certification 
materials, then provides a 
list of issues identified dur- 
ing the evaluation.The uni- 
versity then has a period 
of up to one year to 
respond in writing to the 
issues before a final certifi- 
cation decision is ren- 
dered. An institution's fail- 
ure to satisfactorily 
respond to die committee 
can negatively impact cer- 
tification status. 

The certification 
process is separate from 
the NCAA's enforcement 
program, which investi- 
gates allegations that mem- 
ber institutions have violat- 
ed NCAA rules. A decision 
of certified does not 
exempt an institution from 
concurrent or subsequent 
enforcement proceedings. 
The NCAA Committee on 
Infractions can ask the 
Committee on Athletics 
Certification to review an 
institution's certification 

status as a result of the 
completed infractions 

The members of the 
Committee on Athletics 
Certification are: 

Otis Chambers, 
University of Wisconsin, 
Green Bay; Robert A. 
Chernak, George 
Washington University; 
Tom Davis, Sam Houston 
State University; Paul Dee, 
University of Miami 
(Florida); Kathleen 
Hallock, Colonial Athletic 
Association; John Hardt, 
Bucknell University; Susan 
Hofacre, Robert Morris 
College; Jerry Kingston, 
Arizona State University; 
Chris Monasch, America 
East Conference; Paul 
Risser, Oregon State 
University; Alfonso 
Scandrett, North Carolina 
A&T State University; 
Andrea Seger, Ball State 
University; Irene Shea, Cali- 
fornia State University, 
Sacramento; James E. 
Walker (chair), Southern 
Illinois University at 
Carbondale; Richard L. 
Wallace, University of 
Missouri, Columbia; and 
Brenda Weare, Conference 

June 19, 2001 

Dalcroze Dancing 

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center is the location for a series of 
summer credit courses and workshops, 
among them the "Dalcroze Institute" 
(MUED 499B/698B) from June 25-July 
6. Instructors Monica Dale and John 
Stevenson will lead this workshop on 
the method of learning music devel- 
oped by Emil-Jacques Dalcroze. 
Eurythmics, the most widely recog- 
nized aspect of Dalcroze s approach, 
increases rhythmic sensitivity through 
physical movement. The method also 
incorporates solfege (singing with syl- 
lables) and improvisation. 

Teachers will experience and learn 
all aspects of Dalcroze training and be 
able to incorporate these concepts 
into the classroom. This will be the 
first summer of two that will lead to a 
certificate. To register, or to leant 
more about summer course offerings, 
call SPOC (Single Point of Contact) at 
(301) 314-3572 or visit 
www. umd . e du/summer. 

Web Development Training Magnolia blossom season brightens campus. 

The Office of Academic Computing 
Services has created a four-week, evening Web Design 
and Development course that will be offered twice 
this summer 0ufy 3-31 and Aug. 2-30). Classes meet 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-10 p.m., 
and are open to all. 

Participants will plan and create Web pages using 
standard HTML, edit them with FrontPage, design and 
produce custom graphics using Adobe PhotoShop, 
and "code" interactive effects using JavaScript. 

The class fee is $295, which includes books. 
Classes meet in 0229 LeFrak Hall. To register or to 
find out more, please visit our Web site at 
www. or send an e-mail to, Please sign up early, as seats 
are filling quickly. 

For more information, contact LearnlT at (301) 
405-1670 or, or visit 
www. LeamlT. umd . edu . 

The National Orchestral Institute CNOI), comprising 
students from the country's finest music schools and 
conservatories, presents three weekend concerts this 
June in the grand Concert Hall of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Described as "the stars of 
tomorrow™ by the Washington Post, the NOI Phil- 
harmonic performs on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are now on sale through the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. For repertoire 
and other information, please visit the website listed 
below. Charges: 515 adult $12 senior $5 student. For 
more information, contact the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center at (301) 405-7847 or seigenbr@deans., or visit 

cookout buffet featuring BBQ chicken, burgers, hot 
dogs, Italian sausage and more. It all happens at the 
Golf Course on Friday, June 22 starting at 6 p.m. The 
cost is $9.95 for adults and $4 for kids 1 2 and under. 
Draft beer and house wines will be available for $1 .25 
and Pepsi for 50<r. 

For reservations or more information, contact 
Nancy Loomis at (301) 403-4240 or 
nl oomis @d ining . umd . edu , 

Massage Mania 


Come join us for one or all of our traditional Mary- 
land Crab Feasts in the courtyard of the Rossborough 
Inn, featuring all-you-care-to-eat Maryland steamed 
crabs. The dates are July 20, Aug. 3 1 and Sept. 21 . 

All Crab Feasts are held from 6-9 p.m. To view the 
entire menu, visit, or e- 
mail your reservation request to ccantore@dining. to be put on our fax list. Cost is $50 per per- 
son (includes tax and gratuity). 

For more information, contact Chris Cantore at 
(301) 314-8012 or ccantore@dining. 

BBQ and Bkiegrass 

Gather your friends for an evening of Bluegrass 
performed by the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition and a 

Anyone can learn to share the benefits of massage. 
The massage routine is taught with the participants 
fully clothed and comfortably seated. You will learn 
techniques to reduce pain from accumulated muscle 
tension and stress. The class also gives instruction on 
how to avoid getting tired while performing massage. 
Please bring a pillow and towel to class. 

Instructors Denise Wist and Miranda Roberson will 
lead this health training session in 0232 Stamp 
Student Union (Tortuga Room A) on Thursday, June 
28 and Thursday, July 5 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $50 
for students, $60 for faculty and staff, and $70 for the 
general public. 

For more information, contact Alicia Simon at 
(301) 314-8492 or 

Web of Science Database Access 

The UM Libraries are pleased to announce the 
availability of the entire backfile of Science Citation 
Index Expanded via the Web of Science. Coverage is 
now 1945 to the present. To access the Web of 
Science from on campus, visit http://wos.isiglobal- 

For more information, contact Alesia McManus at 
(301) 405-9285 or am245@umail. 

Tools of Digital Design for the Web 

This faculty enrichment class in the Institute for 
Instructional Technology summer program will pro- 
vide training in the digitization and editing of graph- 
ics. In addition to learning to use Adobe Photoshop 
to prepare images for the Web, the two-day class will 
discuss scanning techniques, survey compression 
schemes and image formats. 

The course is free for faculty and teaching assis- 
tants, and takes place June 21-22 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 
in 4404 Computer & Space Science. Registration is 
required online at 

Interested departmental instructional technology 
support personnel can apply; however, they will be 

placed on a waiting list. In the event 
that a module does not fully sub- 
scribe with faculty participants, 
those on the waiting list will then 
be seated. 

For more information, con- 
tact Deborah Mateik at (301) 405- 
2945 or, or 
visit cur- 

Prange Rebroadcast 

A rebroadcast of a segment 
on the Gordon W Prange Collection, 
originally aired June 7 on the 
Maryland State of Mind program (on 
Maryland Public TV), has been 
scheduled for July 1 from 8-9 p.m. 

For more information, con- 
tact DesiderVikor at (301) 405-9112 
, or 

Fun with Flash 5 

Participants in the course 
Introduction to Macromedia Flash 5 
will gain experience with Flash 
tools and methods for working in 
Flash. They will build on this knowl- 
edge by using Flash to create anima- 
tions that can be published on the Web or as stand- 
alone files. While the course is taught in the 
Macintosh environment, principles learned will seam- 
lessly convey to Flash on the Windows platform. 

The course will take place on July 1 from 9 a.m.-4 
p.m. in room 3332 Computer & Space Science. The 
cost for faculty and staff is $225; for USM Affiliates, 
$275. Training is provided by Gateway Technical Ser- 
vices. Registration is required at www.oit.umdedu/se. 
For more information, contact the Training Coordina- 
tor at (301) 405-0443 or 

Step Up to the Challenge 

Come to the Challenge 2001 Minority Business 
Enterprises (MBE) Business Forum being held July 12 
from 8:30-1 1:30 a.m. in the Inn and Conference 
Center ballroom. The forum's purpose is to develop 
business relationships and help with the state's goal 
of increasing minority procurement from 14 to 25 
percent. The event is sponsored by the Vice President 
for Administrative Affairs, the Department of Facilities 
Management and the Department of Procurement 
and Supply. 

We have invited 1 ,300 MBEs and 40 exhibitors. 
Participants will meet representatives from general 
contractors, architecture and engineering firms, 
construction management, the Department of 
Transportation MBE Office, e-Maryland Marketplace 
and university officials. 

In addition, a continental breakfast will be provid- 
ed and a chance to win a computer with a printer 
and a Palm Pilot. For more information, contact Gloria 
Aparicio at (301) 405-5643. 

Sisterhood SymposiuqhMHHB^HM 

The Afro-American Studies Program and the Ford 
Foundation are pleased to announce "The Sisterhood 
of Work: A Collaborative Symposium on the Meanings 
& Representations of Work in the Lives of Women of 
Color" on Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This 
multi-ethnic interdisciplinary symposium seeks to 
explore the impact of public policy, cultural represen- 
tation, and methodology on our understandings of the 
work lives of women in communities of color. 

Current research and thinking will be presented 
through a variety of media including papers, panels, 
performance and dialogue. The cost of breakfast and 
lunch arc included in the registration fee. The sympo- 
sium will take place in the H.J. Patterson Building. See 
the Web site for a full description: wwwbsos.umd. 
edu/aasp/symposium.htm or contact Heather Z. Lyons 
at (301) 405-8938 or 
for more details.