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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume 15 'Number 31 'July 17,2001 



A First 

FOR THE 

Maryland 

Municipal 

League, 

Page 5 




University- wide Efforts Welcome 
Larger Freshman Class 




This mock dorm room in Queen Anne Hat) Is designed to show Incoming freshman how 
triple rooms can be handled. Resident Life has worked to develop some creative ways to 
use space to accommodate this fall's larger freshman class. 



"Rush to say yes cramps campus" 



-The Baltimore Sun 



"In Md., No More Rooms At the U. " -The Washington Post 



The headlines say it all. The university 
is a popular place with freshmen 
these days. 
So what does this mean for a campus 
already bustling with 24,500 undergradu- 
ates? It means some adjustments. Most cam- 
pus administrators and faculty describe this 
as "the best kind of problem." It is the result, 
many agree, of the dedication to excellence 
demonstrated campus wide over the last 
decade. 



Admissions begins tracking acceptances 
in mid-February. In December 2000, it was 
clear numbers were up. 

"By mid-March when I began looking at 
the numbers, we were still up, but I thought 
it was Just the early responses," says Robert 
Hampton, associate provost of academic 
affairs and dean of undergraduate studies. By 
mid-April when the number of acceptances 

continued on page 7 



UM Libraries Sign Agreement to Distribute 
1,000 Titles Via Video-on-Demand 



The University of 
Maryland and Films for 
the Humanities & 
Sciences, Inc., (FFH&S) of 
Princeton, N.j., signed a far- 
reaching agreement today 
enabling the campus libraries 
to distribute approximately 
1,000 selected titles from the 
FFH&S collection of educa- 
tional videos over the univer- 
sity's state-of-the-art digital 
video-on-demand system. 
Charles Lowry, dean of 
libraries, and Betsy Sherer, 
president and CEO of FFH&S, 



signed the agreement at a cer- 
emony held last month in the 
Performing Arts Library of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. 

"With die opportunity pre- 
sented by our partnership 
with FFH&S, we take a giant 
step in multi-mediation and 
the use of digitized audio and 
full-motion video which is an 
integral part of teaching and 
research," Lowry said. 

The agreement means that 
students and faculty will soon 
be able to access a wide vari- 



ety of video programming, 
much of it in the performing 
arts area, from almost any 
location on campus. This 
includes libraries, classrooms, 
offices and dormitory rooms. 

FFH&S 's Sherer added: 
"This is an age in which edu- 
cation's needs are increasingly 
diverse and specialized. Films 
for the Humanities & Sciences 
will continue to seek ways to 
provide quality programs in 
formats that are compatible 

continued on page 5 



Gill Named New 
Admissions Director 



Barbara Gill, associate direc- 
tor of Undergraduate Admis- 
sions for more than eight 
years, will be the new director 
of admissions, succeeding 
Linda Clement. Robert 
Hampton, associate 
provost and dean for 
Undergraduate Studies, 
announced the appoint- 
ment after a lengthy 
national search. 

"I am confident that 
Barbara will continue to 
provide leadership to 
the Office of Under- 
graduate Admissions," 
Hampton said in his 
announcement to the 
search committee. 

As an admissions 
counselor in Under- 
graduate Admissions 
from 1986 to 1989, Gill 
worked closely with 
guidance counselors and 
high school staff, while 
also interviewing students 
and evaluating applications. 

In 1989, Gill was named 
assistant director of freshman 
admissions, joining an office 
management team that made 
decisions on campus-wide 
recruitment and enrollment 
management. 

In 1993 she was named 
associate director, and she has 
served as a member of the sen 



ior management team and 
coordinated admission of tal- 
ented students to University 
Honors, College Park Scholars, 




Barbara GUI 



Honors Humanities and 
Gemstone programs. Her 
responsibilities also have 
included identify ing new tar- 
get recruitment markets and 
monitoring enrollment out- 
comes; student-athlete admis- 
sions; coordinating with key 
academic units and student 

continued on page 5 



Professorship Named After 
Influential Economists 



At a ceremony held at 
the Rossborough Inn 
in May, Louisa Dillard 
celebrated die establish- 
ment of a professorship of 
economics named after her 
and her late husband 
Dudley. He is credited with 
giving the department 
national standing during his 
25 years as chair. Louisa 
Dillard also taught courses 
in economics. Dudley 
Dillard died in 1991. 

The professorship sup- 
ports the appointment of an 
outstanding tenured faculty 
member who combines a 
nationally recognized pro- 
gram of research, teaching 
excellence and a commit- 
ment to building the profes- 
sional standing of the 
department. 



The Dillards long ago 
established a fund to sup- 
port the Dillard Prize, which 
is a $1,000 award given to 
the outstanding junior and 
senior. 

As the fund grew, "the 
family was interested in 
something more permanent 
and larger," said John Wallis, 
director of the undergradu- 
ate program. The chair was 
created to provide the per- 
son endowed with greater 
resources to assist their 
teaching and research. 

The Dillards are known 
for their fierce, long-held 
commitment to the universi- 
ty and Its potential. "I hope, 
that we, with today's excel-j 
lence, do not lose the sense 

continued on page 6 



July 17, 2001 



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12 noon-1 p.m., Health Work- 
shop:"Carbs vs. Proteins: The 
Debate Continues." Low carb, 
low fat, high protein.. .What to 
believe? Come and hear the 
latest research on the various 
fad diets. Center for Health & 
Wellbeing, room 0121 Campus 
Rec Center. You do not have to 
be a CRC member to attend. 
Call 4-1493 or e-mail 
treger® heal th . umd . edu . 

6-9 p.m„ OIT Workshop: "Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
MD." Introduces network tech- 
nologies, such as using FTP to 
transfer files between local 
and host machines, reading 
and posting on Usenet news- 
groups, subscribing to public 
newsgroups, and sending 
attachments using an e-mail 
program such as Netscape. 
3330 Computer & Space 
Science. Contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 



T r i da 




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



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12 noon, Lecture/Book 
Signing: "Andrew Jackson and 
His Indian Wars," with Robert 
V Remini. National Archives, 
College Park. (Details in For 
Your Interest, page S.) 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: "Unix: 
Your WAM Account is More 
Than Just E-Mail." Introduces 
the Unix operating system. 
Concepts covered include file 
and directory manipulation 
commands, navigational skills, 
Pico editor. It does not teach 
programming skills. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

6:30-10 p.m., Workshop: "A+ 
Certification Training" begins 
(continues Mon. & Wed. eves, 
through Oct. 1). Prepare your- 
self for a job as a computer 
technician. Learn to assemble 
and repair computer systems; 
become familiar with comput- 
er components and their func- 
tions; perform installation and 
testing of integral hardware 
and software. $995 for UM 
alumni, staff, faculty, students 



Your Guide to University Events 
July 17- August 20 



and immediate family; $ 1 500 
for general public. Prices 
include book. 0221 LeFrak 
Hall. Contact the Training Co- 
ordinator at 5-1670 or 
leamIT@oacs.umd.edu, or visit 
www.LearnTT.umd.edu.* ■ 

T'ue s day 

jl NfeHHHH 

6:30-10 p.m., Workshop: 
"Network + Certification 
Training" (course NO 107) 
begins (continues Tue. &Thu. 
eves, through Aug. 21). Get 
ready to become a Network 
Technician in six weeks: 
Attain the skills needed to 
maintain and support a 
network. Learn network 
administration, security, 
troubleshooting, and TCP/ LP 
fundamentals and utilities. 
$350 for UM alumni, staff, fac- 
ulty, students, and immediate 
family; Non-UM price $600; 
prices include book. 0221 
LeFrak Hall. Contact the 
Training Coordinator at 5-1670 
or learnrT@oacs.umd.edu, or 
visit www.LearnIT.umd.edu.* 



W e dn e s da y 



J 



J 2 noon-I p.m.. Health Work- 
shop:"Let Your Spirits Soar!" 
Learn to expand your 
resources for emotional well- 
being by identifying barriers 
and learning useful strategies 
for overcoming them. Center 
for Health & Wellbeing, room 
0121 Campus Rec Center. You 
do not have to be a CRC mem- 
ber to attend. Call 4-1493 or e- 
mail treger@hcalth.umd.edu. 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"HTML I: Learn to Create a 
Basic Web Page with HTML." 
Introduces the HyperText 
Markup Language used to cre- 
ate Web pages on the World 
Wide Web. Concepts covered 
include how to: format text; 
create lists, links and anchors; 
upload pages and add in-line 
images. 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5umd.edu, or 
visit www,oit,umd.edu/pt.* 



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6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Adobe Photoshop I: Design- 



ing Graphics and Editing 
Photos for the Web." Intro- 
duces the industry benchmark 
graphic manipulation package 
for creating professional quali- 
ty graphics. Concepts covered: 
palettes, layers, image filters 
and screen/image resolution. 
Digital image concepts with 
emphasis on Web-based graph- 
ics are also discussed. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 




10 a.m.- 12 noon,"GIS 
Workshops (UM Libraries)." 
McKeldin Library, Details in 
For Your Interest, page 8.) 



W e dn e s da y 




12 noon- 1 p.m.. Health Work- 
shop: "Dealing with Change." 
Ideas on how to prepare for 
change rather than fight it. 
Presented by Tom Ruggieri. 
coordinator of the Faculty 
Staff Assistance Program. 
Center for Health & Wellbeing, 
room 0121 Campus Rec 
Center. You do not have to be 
a CRC member to attend. For 
more information, call 4-1493 
or e-mail treger@health. 
umd.edu. 

6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"HTML II: Using Tables and 
Formatting for Web Page 
Layout." Introduces more fea- 
tures of HTML. Concepts cov- 
ered include: enhanced tag 
attributes, tables, internal doc- 
ument links, custom back- 
grounds, and the use of text 
colors. Some current tags in 
the new HTML standards will 
also be discussed. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

Thursday 

6:30-10 p.m.,Workshap:"Web 
Design & Development" 
(course WO 108) begins (con- 
tinues Tue. & Thu. evenings 
through Aug. 30). Use Standard 
HTML, FrontPage, JavaScript, 



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 re~ach the calendar editor, call 405-761 5 or e-mail outlook@accmail.umd.edu. 

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



Clarification 




In the June 19 issue of Outlook, the first part of a para- 
graph in the story "Recognizing Excellence All Over 
Campus" should have read: "Gia Harewood, a graduate stu- 
dent studying English language and literature, serves as 
the graduate assistant for the Office of Human Relations 
Programs. As such, she is the coordinator for the Diversity 
Training Circle and handles all requests for diversity train- 
ing. She used to serve as the liaison to the After School 
Homework Club, a pre-college initiative coordinated by 
the campus' Education Talent Search Program." 



Rossborough Inn 
Summer Availabilil 




The Rossborough Inn will be open Monday through 
Friday for lunch through July 25, For reservations, call 
(301) 314-8013. The Inn will be closed beginning July 
26 and will reopen Aug. 27. 

Also, the Inn has the following dates available to 
book afternoon receptions or evening dinners: July 17, 
18, 21, 22, 23, and 24. To book a private catered 
event, cal! (301) 314-8012. 

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



and PhotoShop to: produce 
and manipulate graphics; craft 
Web pages through coding' 
user-interactive pages; build an 
effective design for each Web 
page and the whole Web site. 
0221 LeFrak Hall. Cost is $295, 
which includes book. For 
more information, contact the 
Training Coordinator at 5-1670 
or learnlT@oacs.umd.edu, or 
visit www.LearnIT.umd.edu.* 



cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 



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1 2 noon, Lecture/Book 
Signing: "Propaganda Postcards 
of World War II," with Ron 
Menchinc. National Archives, 
College Park. (Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8.) 



'Mon da 




6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"Adobe Photoshop H: Design- 
ing Buttons and More Photo 
Editing for the Web." Contin- 
ues coverage of the graphic 
manipulation package, includ- 
ing how to create buttons 
using paths and existing 
macros. More is done widi 
photographs; all work is 
geared towards placing graph- 
ics on the Web. 4404 
Computer & Space Science, 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

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6-9 p.m., OIT Workshop: 
"HTML ID: Manage Web 
Design with Stylesheets." Intro- 
duces Style Sheets and Image 
Mapping as useful and attrac- 
tive interfaces for the user. 
Additional advanced topics 
covered will be constructing 
grapliic animation with ban- 
ners and images to enhance 
web page presentations. 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 



Outlook 



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

Brodie Remington 'Vice ['resident 
for University Relations 

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

George Cathcart • Executive Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel * Assistant Editor 

Letters to the editor, story- suggestions 
and campus information are welcome. 
Please submit all material two svecks 
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 * oudook@accrnail.umd.edu 
www.cotlegepuhli-sher, com/outlook 




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Outlook 



Finding the Truth 
for Healthy Eating 

M 



ark the following 
statements with 
M for myth or F 



for faet. 



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D 



1 . If I eat a low-fat diet, I 
will lose weight. 

2. Eating most of your calo- 
ries at night makes you 
more likely to gain weight, 

3. Free-range chickens are 
better for your health. 

4. Carbohydrates are fatten- 
ing. 



□ 



5. Snacking is bad. 



□ 6. If you are in a healthy 
weight range, you are 

healthy. 

nl. If I exercise and don't 
lose weight, there's no 

point. 




The answers: all of the above 
are myths. Jane Jakubczak, nutri- 
tionist with the campus Health 
Center, and Jennifer Treger, 
director of the Center for Health 
and Wellbeing, spend a good part 
of their days debunking state- 
ments such as these. The women 
try to help the campus commu- 
nity understand that being 
healthy is more than a physical 
consideration, and combining 
healthy eating with exercise 
works better than any fad diet. 

To debunk in detail: 

1 . If I eat a low-fat diet, I will 
lose weight. 

The truth: "Low fat doesn't 
mean low calorie," says 
Jakubczak. "Losing weight 
means taking in fewer calories 
than you expend." 

"It's that simple," adds Treger. 
"Really. A low-fat cookie can 
have the same amount of calo- 
ries as a regular cookie. It's the 
calories you have to think 
about." 

Snack foods are the biggest 
culprits, and portions also play a 
large part in a healthy diet. 

2. Eating most of your calo- 
ries at night makes you more 



likely to gain weight. 

The truth: "This is really a 
myth. Well, sort of. You're not 
going to gain weight if you're 
taking in, over the course of the 
day, fewer calories than you've 
expended," says Jakubczak. "But 
we don't recommend doing 
this. It's like filling up your gas 
tank after you go on the trip. 
You're dumping in all the fuel 
your body needs at the end. 
Your metabolism is slower 
because you're resting. So, yes, 
you could gain weight." 

3- Free-range chickens are 
better for your health. 

The truth: "Chickens don't 
need exercise," says Treger. "This 
is another marketing thing. Free* 
range chickens are fed the same 
kind of feed as other chickens." 
Paraphrasing an article from 
the University of California, 
Berkeley's "Wellness Letter," 
Treger notes that free-range 
chickens may 
have access to 
some yard 
space, but that 
does not guar- 
antee that they 
are healthier or 
protected from 
disease. 

4. Carbohy- 
drates are fat- 
tening. 

The truth: 

"Our diet is 
made up of so 
many processed 
carbohydrates, 
cookies, can- 
dies, cakes, 
white bread, 
and we tend to 
eat way too 
much," says jakubczak. "The no- 
carbohydrate diets have you eat- 
ing less of these things, so 
you're going to lose weight any- 
way because most of those 
foods are high in calories." 

Carbohydrates are the body's 
source of energy. Eating whole 
grain breads, brown rice and 
pasta is good. Again, portion 
control is key, as is what is 
served with those foods. 
Jakubczak says that carbohy- 
drates contain only four calories 
per gram. Our bodies burn 25 
percent of a food's calories 
breaking down carbohydrates, 
compared to the only 3 percent 
of calories burned to process 
the 9 calories contained in a 
gram of fat. 

5. Snacking is bad. 

The truth: Nutritionists rec- 
ommend eating every three or 
four hours, so that our bodies 
have a consistent fuel source 
and our metabolism stays up. 
So eating a piece of fruit, a 
handful or two of pretzels, or a 
cup of yogurt is fine between 
meals. Eating a donut, candy 
bar or other highly processed, 

continued on page 6 



Center Celebrates New Program and Facilities 




On Monday, July 9, a celebration was held at the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center 
for the program and new facilities of the university's new Aquatic Pathobiology Center. 
The center consists of more than 4,000 square feet of state-of-the-art aquatic animal 
holding and research facilities. The center's research program focuses on environmental 
toxicology, pathology and husbandry of aquatic and marine organisms, with emphasis on 
Chesapeake Bay fauna and aquacultured species. 

Andrew S. Kane, center director, led a tour of the wet lab facilities for participants 
including (I to r): J. Glenn Morris, Chair, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, UM 
Baltimore; Gerhardt Schurlg, Associate Dean for Research, Virginia-Maryland Regional 
College of Veterinary Medicine; Renate Relmschuessel, US Food and Drug 
Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine; James Wade, Associate Dean, UM 
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; UM President Dan Mote; Robert 
Summers, Director of Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the 
Environment; and Thomas Fretz, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. At 
right Is Kane with son Collin, age 2. The center's partnerships with the Food and Drug 
Administration, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and the 
Maryland Department of the Environment support ongoing research In the center as 
well as in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Above, Kane discusses some of the finer points of one of the center's ongoing 
research projects with an Inquisitive Mote. 



Forum Eases Challenge of Making Contacts 




Sylvia Stewart, associate vice president for administrative affairs, speaks with (I to r) 
Robert Block and Curtis Jeffries of Washington, D.C, -based Curtis Equipment Inc. during 
the Challenge 2001 Minority Business Enterprise Forum. Held at the Inn and Conference 
Center last week, the event sought to foster business relationships. 

More than 230 participants attended and 36 companies sent representatives. Those 
attending received a list of exhibitors with contact information, a list of contracting 
osportuntles with the university and information about current university projects and 
their value. 

Challenge 2001 was sponsored by the vice president for Administrative Affairs' 
office, the Department of Facilities Management and the Department of Procurement 
and Supply. 



July 17,2001 




MIPS: Matchmaking of 
a Corporate Nature 



"Security would be quite different. The 
[International Olympic Committee] 
requires very tight security in all of its 
Olympic Villages. Only credentialed visi- 
tors, athletes and other officials would 
be allowed in the village." — Campus 
ivill have a different aura if the 
Olympics do in fact come to the 
Chesapeake Bay region in 2012, 
according to Brian Darmody assistant 
tice president of academic affairs. 
United States Olympic Committee offi- 
cials toured the campus, site of the 
projected Olympic Village, in June as 
part of an official assessment of poten- 
tial Olympic venues from Baltimore to 
Northern Virginia. (Maryland Daffy 
Record, June 13) 

"In feet, that's one of the things we doc- 
ument in our series that I think a lot of 
people even in the business didn't real- 
ize, that two of the biggest newspaper 
chains dial exist today— five years ago 
did not exist. These were sort of instant 
chains, as you will; business interests 
that decided they wanted to go into 
newspapers and started buying proper- 
ties around the country. Now there's 
nothing wrong with that, but these are 
interests that really have no experience 
or expertise in newspapers, and so it 
sort of makes you wonder what their 
motivations are." —Tom Kunkei, dean 
of the College of Journalism, appears 
on National Public Radio's "FresbAir" 
along with faculty member Gene 
Roberts. The two have written 
"Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of 
Corporate Newspapering." (June 14) 

"The military is very interested in this 
because on the battlefield, you're going 
to have a lot of wireless interconnects 
between all sorts of devices, and they 
want to make sure that nobody can 
upset a mission by targeting electronics 
at a level where they don't get destroyed, 
but where the computational processes 
get upset by high frequencies." 
— Institute for Plasma Research direc- 
tor Patrick O'Shea describes the work 
to be done under a $3.3 million proj- 
ect assigned to bis lab by the Air 
Force. That is news in itself But the 
bigger news is that the institute now 
goes into other disciplines, away from 
its primary mission: the study of 
nuclear fusion. (New Technology Week, 
fune 18) 

"Anybody who had that litde edge, that 
genetic edge, so to speak, and had this 
naturally occurring defense mechanism 
was more likely to survive and to pass 
that variant on to their offspring." 
— Sarah Tishkoff assistant professor of 
biology, earned notice around the 
world for her research on malaria, 
which produced evidence that a genet- 
ic mutation exists that protects 
humans from the disease. Owners of 
this mutation survived the disease, 
and passed it along to ancestors. 
(National Public Radio's "All Things 
Considered," June 21) 

"We need to make an abundant amount 
of these enzymes, (and) the most scala- 
ble way, currendy, is agriculture." — An 
obstruction to making one form of 
ethanolfuel cheaper to produce is the 
production of cellulose enzymes. 



Stepping in to make the process more 
affordable is molectdar biologist 
Jonathan Arias, who wants to create 
genetically engineered tobacco which 
wilt produce the enzymes. 
(Washington Techway June 25) 

"I think it's a pretty serious situation. 
The law would put diem (Democrats) 
at an immediate disadvantage." — Paul 
Hermson, professor of government 
and politics, underlines the political 
quandary of the Democrats who 
u)ould likely be hurting themselves by 
passing campaign finance laws. 
(Washington Post, July 11) 

"This has been a tremendous year. We 
want to be able to capitalize at a time 
when people are already feeling good 
about die university." — Following the 
good-news year of 2000-2001, Terry 
Flannery, executive director of market- 
ing and communications, will oversee 
the most intensive marketing cam- 
paign the university has undertaken. 
For four months beginning in Mid- 
October, Maryland will invest 
$650,000 (of private funds) to estab- 
lish the relevance and value of a 
world-class public research university 
in the region. (Maryland Daily Record, 
July 5) 

"Trying to stop spending this year is 
like standing in front of a speeding 
locomotive." — Allen Schick, professor 
in the School of Public Affairs, thinks 
holding the reins on federal spending 
will be a fight. A tightly contested 
Congress and momentum from last 
year's spending that exceeded the 
budget by $94 billion will make it a 
tougbjob, indeed, for tbe Bush 
Administration. (Christian Science 
Monitor, July 6) 

"Some college students don't go 
through (quarter-life crisis) because 
they're having to pay for school and be 
responsible for themselves and maybe 
other people, too." — Counseling Center 
psychologist Linda Tipton is inter- 
viewed about the latest Pop Culture 
phobia: Quarter-life crisis. Susceptible 
are twentysometbings who have grad- 
uated from college and face a stagger- 
ing choice of career decisions while 
trying to compete with their ambi- 
tious peers. Working one's way 
through college seems to discourage 
the problem. (Baltimore Sun, fuly 8) 

"If you've gone below the critical mass, 
it means you've pretty much lost your 
support sector, you are farming next to 
non-farmers, you're having problems 
getting your equipment across the road, 
you have trespassing and vandalism. 
people complain about the noise, the 
dust and the time that you farm. All of 
those things contribute either to raising 
your cost, or decreasing the price you 
receive back. That is the sort of thing 
we are trying to get at." — Lori Lynch, 
assistant professor of agricultural and 
resource economics, Is conducting a 
study for the Maryland Center for 
Agro-Ecology. The critical mass con- 
cept suggests that a region needs 
enough farmland to support an agri- 
cultural infrastructure. (Bayfournal, 
fune 2001) 



The president of a local "green" 
pharmaceutical company 
needed to figure out the science 
behind why a topical ointment 
based on herbal Chinese medicine 
worked. Yuan tin knew that the 
antimicrobial agents showed 
potential in treating several derma- 
tological conditions. 

Through a program run out of 
the Engineering Research Center, 
Lin received not only the valuable 
expertise of a university microbi- 
ologist doing research in the same 
field, but some financial support 
for her project as well. 

It is these kinds of mutually 
beneficial matches that make Judy 
Mays happy. As project manager 
for the Maryland Industrial 
Partnerships (MIPS) program, it is, 
Mays' job to help connect busi- 
nesses with resources throughout 
the University System of Maryland, 
diough most partnerships occur 
with College Park campus faculty. 
MIPS staff includes Director Lou 
Robinson and Associate Director 
Peter Hudson. 

"We're like a venture capital 
firm, but much more restrictive," 
says Mays. "The company has to 
chip in some money and the proj- 
ect has to be in the university sys- 
tem." 

The most recent round of 10 
award recipients includes propos- 
als for a smart fly fishing rod that, 
widi the push of a button can cast 
with as much or as little slack as 
the fisherman determines is neces- 
sary. It is made possible by tech- 
nology developed in the engineer- 
ing department. Another company 
is working on a hybrid fuel system 
for trucks that combines gas and 
electricity. 

"The program covers a pretty 
big swath of campus disciplines," 
says Mays. 

To apply for a partnership, com- 
panies must first come into the 
MIPS office and meet with MIPS 
staff If the company has not 
already identified a faculty mem- 
ber, Mays works with them to fill 
out a matchmaker form outlining 
the kind of expertise they need. 

Then a proposal needs to be 
written that introduces the proj- 
ect. Before it is submitted with a 



business plan before a review 
committee, the company's propos- 
al is evaluated, "Many companies 
may not be oriented toward our 
process," said Robinson. "They may 
not be used to doing proposals." 

Twice a year, in May and 
October, MIPS sends the proposals 
to business and technology 
reviewers. "Then the final board 
meets to prioritize and make rec- 
ommendations," says Mays. 
Companies not receiving awards 
may come in for a debriefing to 
learn how to make tiieir submis- 
sion stronger. 

MIPS awards projects to start 
up, small, medium and large com- 
panies. At each level, companies 
must meet a set of requirements. 
Start up companies, for example, 
must be in product development 
mode, have no more than 12 em- 
ployees, be no more dian four 
years old and have no professional 
capital support. They also can't 
have held an initial public offering. 

"And they all have to make sure 
they can commercialize the 
research," said Mays. 

Going into larger commercial 
markets is exactly what David 
Lankford and Harry Swartz hope 
will happen with their small fruits 
growing project. Swartz, an associ- 
ate professor of pomology, and 
Lankford, owner of Da von Crest 
Farm in Hurlock, Md., met through 
a cooperative extension agent. 
Their shared dream of selling 
Maryland-grown, biologically 
stronger raspberries and strawber- 
ries around the world received a 
boost from MIPS funding. 

"The small fruits breeding pro- 
gram [at Maryland] has been going 
on for 20 years," said Swartz."It's 
about time to privatize it, take a 
free trade type of oudook Without 
MIPS, it'd be a real tough thing." 

Because the program has fields 
from Miami to Lake Erie, it is get- 
ting harder to manage, said 
Swartz. Lankford's staff grew from 
four to nearly 20 people to handle 
the planting of more than 30,000 
seedlings. 

"I transferred the technology 
and they [Davon Crest] improved 
on it" Swartz said. "If this works 
out, itll help my career." 




Lost & Found 



Still looking for a checkbook 
you left on the bench next 
to the Stamp Student Union? 
How about the bike you swear 
you locked up just outside of the 
Campus Recreation Center? Well, if 
it's been less than a year, and a 
good Samaritan came upon them, 
the University Police department 
may well have your property. 

Items turned in are logged by 
date turned in and type of item. A 
general list on the department's 
Web site, www.umpd.umd.edu, 
shows more than two dozen bicy- 
cles, several items of clothing, a 




small store's worth of electronic 
equipment, checkbooks, 
credit/ATM cards, identification 
cards, jewelry and more. If a name 
is found, it also is listed. 

"We update the site almost 
every day," says Jason Petraha, pr 
gram managment specialist I. He 
added that after a year, all items 
are either given to charity or 
destroyed. 

For more information, call 
Petraha at (301) 405-5730, or die 
on the Lost and Found link on the 
left site of the Web site's home 
page. 



Outlook 



David Harrington Elected President 
of Maryland Municipal League 

Staff Member First African American to Hold Post 



David Harrington, a senior 
fellow at the University of 
Maryland's James MacGregor 
Burns Academy of Leadership 
and the mayor of Bladensburg, 
was elected president of the 
Maryland Municipal League at 
its June convention, the first 
African American to ever hold 
the post. 

In his one-year term, 
Harrington plans to develop a 
strategic plan for the league, 
bring issues of inclusion and 
diversity to the forefront, and 
use technology to build greater 
community awareness and 
action. 

"I feel very honored and 
humbled to have this wonder- 
ful opportunity," says 
Harrington."! plan to use the 
leadership lessons I've learned 
at the University of Maryland's 
Academy of Leadership to build 
a stronger state." 

Over the past few years, the 
academy has expanded its list 
of senior fellows." 

These established leadership 
scholars and practitioners are 
sought out, invited to apply, 
then carefully reviewed before 
being approved as unpaid sen- 
ior fellows by the dean of the 
College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. Once on board, the 
senior fellows help the acade- 
my widen its range of expert- 




Bladensburg Mayor David Harrington 



ise, establish networks and find 
strategic partners, assist in pro- 
gram development and teach 
courses. 

"We're fortunate to have a 
public leader of David 
Harrington's caliber in this posi- 
tion," says Academy Director 
Nance Lucas. "With his leader- 
ship, I'm confident that we'll 
see positive changes happening 
throughout the state of 



Maryland." 

Founded in 1936, the 
Maryland Municipal League rep- 
resents 1 54 municipal govern- 
ments and two special taxing 
districts throughout the state. 
Its goal: to strengthen the role 
and capacity of city and town 
government "through research, 
legislation, technical assistance, 
training and the dissemination 
of information for its members." 



A Retirement of a Different Kind 

Academic Mainframe Environment to Shut Down 



Efforts are currendy 
underway to retire the 
UMDD academic 
mainframe environ- 
ment, and are expected to be 
complete by the beginning of 
the fall semester. UMDD is the 
fourth in a series of IBM-based 
computing architectures used 
by the academic (instructional 
and research) statistical com- 
munity, the first of which 
became available in 1982 with 
the acquisition of two IBM 
4341 systems known as UMDA 
and UMDB that were managed 
by the IBMVM (Virtual 
Machine") operating system. 
UMDD is now hosted as one of 
several "environments" running 
on a mainframe that is shared 
with other operating systems. 
The Office of Information 
Technology's (OIT) decision to 
retire this mainframe system 
was prompted by a combina- 
tion of factors. These included 
a significant change in IBM's 
pricing, dwindling usage by 
the university community and 
the continuing increase in 
desktop workstation process- 
ing po^er Current users have 
been contacted in order to 
facilitate any necessary migra- 



tion to other services. 

"The factor that has made 
this decision unavoidable is 
the imminent end of the IBM 
software licensing program 
that has, until now, made 
UMDD economically feasible," 
said OIT's Terry Moore, direc- 
tor of distributed computing 
services. "But the large cost 
increase is only the last in a 
long progression of changes in 
the context of UMDD usage at 
the university. Over the past 
five years, the power of desk- 
top workstations — Windows, 
Unix and Apple machines — has 
increased enormously, while 
the power of UMDD has 
remained essentially 
unchanged." 

Once IBM's special software 
program terminates, the new 
costs will be prohibitively 
expensive, especially given the 
low usage on this system. Most 
of the software available on 
UMDD has become available in 
more modern, powerful forms 
on desktop platforms. 

In order to determine the 
impact of retiring UMDD, OIT 
formed a committee in 
January to review the current 
usage and identify the most 



effective and least intrusive 
alternatives. After completing a 
survey of user needs, a retire- 
ment plan was created.The 
plan addresses the need for 
migration of the limited servic- 
es remaining on UMDD, 
including language compilers, 
statistical software, access to 
open reel and cartridge tape 
drives, Listserv lists, email . FTP 
and non-PostScript printing 
services. 

The committee is keeping 
in touch with all current users 
and has developed tools to 
monitor the progress of file, 
tape, and function migration 
to other platforms. Accounts 
are being deleted as their 
owners indicate they are fin- 
ished using them. It is expect- 
ed that all accounts will be 
disabled or eliminated by 
September 1. 

Users who need assistance 
with migrating applications 
and/or data to other platforms 
should contact Dick Atlee at 
data03@umd5.umd.edu. Chip 
Denman is the main contact 
for issues related to SAS, SPSS 
and other statistical routines, 
and he can be reached by 
email at dd47@umail.umd.edu. 



Libraries 

continued from page / 

with new learning en- 
vironments. We are pleased 
and proud to participate 
with the University of 
Maryland in this pioneer- 
ing and exciting effort." 

"Digital video-on- 
demand systems have been 
a reality for a number of 
years, but copyright and 



producers around the 
world, including the BBC, 
ABC News, the Discovery 
Channel and many others. 
The agreement with the 
University of Maryland 
Libraries marks their first 
collaboration with a higher 
education institution. 

A sampling of the col- 
lection includes the follow- 
ing: "Shakespeare's Plays" 
performed by the Royal 




Signing the agreement at a ceremony held In the new 
Performing Arts Library at the Clarice Smith Center for 
the Performing Arts were Dean of Libraries Charles 
Lowry and Betsy Sherer, President and CEO of Rims for 
the Humanities & Sciences, Inc. 



intellectual property con- 
straints have made most 
academic institutions 
reluctant to purchase 
expensive video server 
technologies," said Allan C. 
Rough, manager of the uni- 
versity's Nonprint Media 
Services Department. 
"Universities were faced 
with a classic dilemma: 
If we purchase a server, 
will we be able to find 
video programming we 
can legally put on the sys- 
tem? This agreement 
answers that question with 
a resounding 'yes!' " 

A Primedia company, 
Films for the Humanities & 
Sciences is the leader in 
distributing high quality 
video and multimedia pro- 
grams to colleges, schools 
and libraries. Their collec- 
tion of more than 9,000 
tides represents the best 
from the most prestigious 



Shakespeare Company; 
"Glenn Gould on Gould"; 
"Georg Solti: Making of a 
Maestro"; "Edward Elgan 
Hope & Glory"; "Art of 
Conducting" series; 
"Empire of Dreams: 
Bolshoi Ballet"; and "Great 
Arias" series. 

"Thanks to this agree- 
ment, we now have access 
to some of the most rele- 
vant and exciting program- 
ming to go with one of the 
most technologically 
advanced performing arts 
libraries in the country," 
said Bruce Wilson, head of 
the Performing Arts 
Library. 

The FFH&S collection 
of documentaries secured 
by the UM Libraries also 
contains a number of tides 
related to world history, lit- 
erature, education, comput- 
er science, art, communica- 
tions, science and business. 



Barbara Gill 

continued from page 1 

services departments; and 
managing the selection of 
merit scholarship 
awardees. 

She is excited about her 
new position for several 
reasons. "I get to help 
shape the character of the 
university through the new 
classes of students. The 
university has accom- 
plished a great deal and 1 
get to build on that 
momentum and I'm really 
proud to work with the 
admissions staff. They're 
great. They're a really tal- 
ented group." 

GUI has also served as a 
tutor, a freshman orienta- 
tion instructor and a sup- 



plemental instructor in the 
athletic department. She is 
active in national and 
regional professional 
organizations, including 
the College Board and the 
National Association for 
College Admission 
Counseling, and in univer- 
sity service, particularly in 
scholarship policy. 

Gil) earned her bache- 
lor's in sociology from 
Maryland in 1985 and her 
master's in counseling and 
personnel services in 
1991- Her enthusiasm for 
her alma mater, and her 
employer, is evident. 

"I'm pure adrenaline 
here. I think the university 
has created an amazing 
position for me," she said. 
"I can't wait." 



6 



July 17,2001 




J32UJ2JXBE 



NOTABLE 



Francena Phillips Jackson has been 
appointed interim director of alumni 
affairs at the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business. Jackson is a 1986 alumna of the 
Philip Merrill College of Journalism and 
also holds a master's degree in publica- 
tions and design from the University of 
Baltimore. Her expertise is in program 
design, event planning and management. 
She will serve until a permanent director 
is appointed.A national search will begin 
immediately. 

Carrie Coney will serve as the inter- 
im director of membership and market- 
ing at the Smith School. Coney earned an 
undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt 
University and earned an MBA in market- 
ing from the Smith School last year. She 
most recently worked in market analysis 
for a dot com organization. She will 
work with the Alumni Association to 
advance and expand its membership and 
marketing initiatives. The search to 
appoint a new director of membership 
and marketing is underway. 

Patricia A. Richardson, a former 
development officer and fundraiser 
for the law schools at Duke University 
and Loyola University Chicago, has been 
named director of development at the 
university's Philip Merrill College of 
Journalism. She will hold the position 
occupied since 1988 by Frank Quine, 
who recently became the college's assis- 
tant dean for external relations. 

The College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
held its 1 3th Annual Spring Academic 
Festival in May to recognize outstanding 
students, faculty, staff and alumni. Here 
are the faculty and staff awards: 

Dean's Award for Excellence In 
Teaching 

Duane A. Cooper, Mathematics 

Department 
Outstanding Instructor 

Mr. Charles C. H. Lin, Computer 

Science Department 

Justin O.Wyss-Gallifent, Mathematics 

Department 
Outstanding Teaching Assistant 

Allegra M. Small, Geology Department 
Thelnia M. William Outstanding 
Advisor of the Year 

Gwen G. Kaye, Computer Science 

Department 
Non-exempt Employee 

Thelma G. Bublitz, Astronomy 

Department 

There are two new employees in the 
College of Arts and Humanities 
Development Office. Yolanda Alston is 
an administrative assistant. Since 1994 
she worked at Holy Cross Hospital 
where she provided administrative sup- 
port in Nursing Administration until 
1997, and worked for the 
Maternal/Child/Lactation Services 
Department during the past four years. 

Laura Brown, the new associate 
director, earned her bachelor's In journal- 
ism at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, but came as a theatre major 




and Maryland Distinguished Scholar of 
the Performing Arts. She brings extensive 
marketing and fundraising experience 
from her work with the Round House 
Theatre, the International Sculpture 
Center and the Nature Conservancy. She 
also served as the director of alumni giv- 
ing at University College for four years. 

Edwin Remsberg, an extension assis- 
tant with the Distance and 
Continued Learning office, won a gold 
award from Agricultural Communicators 
in Education for Maryland State Fair cov- 
erage. Remsburg's work won the black 
and white photo series honor. Awards 
will be distributed at the annual confer- 
ence in Toronto later this month. 

The University of Maryland Libraries' 
External Relations Office also gained 
two new employees: Barbara Hair, 
assistant dean and director for external 
relations; and Michelle Wellens. associ- 
ate director of external relations and 
director of Friends of the Libraries 

Hair, who starts August 1st. is a librari- 
an by training and alumna of the univer- 
sity. She has gained 30 years of experi- 
ence in local library systems. As a part of 
University Libraries, she will help 
increase private sector support for 
library priorities and special collections 
initiatives. 

Wellens has also gained education and 
experience locally. She has a bachelor's 
from Columbia Union College in busi- 
ness administration. Since 1 998, she has 
been membership services manager for 
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. 

Four new faces joined BUS offices. 
Edimon Glnting provides assistance 
to the Indonesian Parliament's 
Commission LX, its Budget and Finance 
Committee and their supporting staff. 
Ginting has previously worked as a 
research economist with the 
Productivity Commission and the 
National Institute of Economic and 
Industry Research. 

Susan Grieve is involved in finance 
and administration for the IRIS project in 
Indonesia. Her experiences prior to join- 
ing IRIS include four years of external 
audit, three years as a regional financial 
controller based in Singapore and one 
and half years of internal audit. 

Stephanie Lowy is the program asso- 
ciate for IRIS in Indonesia. She is the pro- 
grams communications facilitator and is 
responsible for all activity reporting. She 
has been living in Jakarta for the past 
year, shooting photographs primarily for 
the Singapore Straits Times and traveling 
throughout the region. Prior to that, she 
spent a number of years working in New 
York in the advertising and magazine 
publishing industries in an executive 
support capacity. 

Kathryn Uphaus is the newest addi- 
tion to the IRIS/Bangladesh office. In 
addition to editing the JOBS Newsletter 
in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Uphaus edits the 
US Embassy newsletter there. She has a 
bachelor's in journalism from the 
University of Wisconsin. 



Dillard Economics Professorship 

continued from page 1 




Dudley and Louisa Dillard 



of campus community that 
[Louisal and Dudley nurtured 
as necessary for excellence," 
said George Callcott, history 
professor emeritus, during the 
ceremony. 

Dudley Dillard's contribu- 
tions as an economist reached 
far beyond the university. As a 
leading scholar on the history 
of economic thought, he pub- 
lished the influential "The 
Economics of John Maynard 
Keynes" (Prentice Hall, 1948) 
and his "Economic Develop 



ment of the North Atlantic 
Economy: Historical 
Introductions to Modern 
Economics" (Tfentice Hall, 
1967) was the standard refer- 
ence in the field for many 
years. 

"Dillard was one of the 
most diligent and useful econ- 
omists of our time, and cer- 
tainly, one with the most wide- 
ranging knowledge and com- 
mitment," wrote John Kenneth 
Galbraith in remembrance 
notes in 1991. 



Truths About Healthy Eating 

continued from page 3 



sugary food is not a good habit 
to form. 

Also, eating many smaller 
meals keeps the body from going 
into starvation mode, "where you 
haven't eaten anything all day. It 
slows down your metabolism 
because your body holds onto 
fat when it thinks you're not 
going to eat," says Jakubczak. 

6. If you are in a healthy 
weight range, you are healthy. 

The truth: "There are so 
many other indicators of health 
than weight," says Treger. 

Because Jakubczak feels the 
same way, she doesn't weigh any 
of her clients and doesn't post 
weight-height charts in her 
office. Both women give exam- 
ples of clients they've seen or 
stories they've heard about peo- 
ple falling into appropriate 
ranges on some scales, but hav- 
ing high cholesterol, high blood 
pressure or poor self image. 

It is important to be physical- 
ly fit, but Treger stresses that 
people need to look at the 
other areas of their lives as well, 
such as spirituality and mental 
wellness. 

7. If I exercise and don't lose 
weight, there's no point. 

The truth: Again, Treger 
shakes her head:"You need to 
think about all of the other rea- 



sons to exercise," such as better 
cardiovascular health and stress 
reduction. 

"If you are exercising solely to 
lose weight, chances are you're 
not going to succeed," says 
Jakubczak. 

Treger tells the story of a pre- 
senter at a wellness conference 
she attended. He said that he 
used to be short, fat and bald 
Then he started eating better 
and exercising. He stepped from 
behind the podium and he was 
obviously still short, fat and 
bald, but, he told the audience, 
"I ran six miles this morning 
and I didn't see any of you out 
there." 

Jakubczak and Treger recom- 
mend subscribing to a few rep- 
utable health and nutrition 
newsletters for regular, reliable 
information. They name the 
UC-Berkeley "Wellness Letter" 
(www. wellnessletter.com)and 
the Center for Science in the 
Public Interest's "Nutrition 
Act ion " n e wsle tter 
(www.cspinet.org) as examples. 

Also, free diet analyses are 
available through the center. 
Clients will receive a nutritional 
breakdown based on a day-long 
diary of their eating habits, 
though Treger recommends 
looking at three days' worth. To 
make an appointment, call (301) 
314-1493- 






Outlook 



Freshman Class 

continued from page t 






kept rising, Hampton knew 
that It was more than just a 
fluke. 

"Our overall application 
pool may be down, but our 
acceptance is up " he says. 
"Why? Because we're good. 
We're doing a lot of things 
right and the public is 
responding. We've come a 
long way to meet students' 
needs." 

Many acceptances came in 
just before the May 1 dead- 
line.'We're attracting very 
bright students who have all 
sorts of choices," says Pat 
Mielke, director of Resident 
life. "They take their time, 
play their options." 

Even with what Hampton 
calls "the summer melt," the 
natural drop in numbers that 
occurs after prospective stu- 
dents make final decisions, 
the university expects an 



increase of approximately 440 
freshmen. 

Each of the major divisions 
on campus has developed 
plans to handle the influx. 
"It's a challenge for the whole 
campus," says Mielke, "We're 
adding sections to courses, 
adding staff. There will be 
extended dining services 
hours; they're going to beef 
up carry-out service" 

Making room for 
education 

More students means 
creating more times 
and places for them 
to attend classes. The regis- 
trar's office, under its new 
leader Dave Robb, met with 
several departments to help 
project just how many new 
sections may be needed. 
"Through Bob Hampton's 



Stephen Schatz (left), assis- 
tant director of administrative 
services with Residential 
Facilities, poses In a mock 
triple dorm room in Queen 
Anne Hall. The room is being 
shown to groups of freshman 
touring campus this summer 
during orientation. Above, a 
view of the right side of the 
room, similar to many which 
will be home away from home 
for three freshman this fall. 



office, we've been able to pro- 
vide additional funding to 
make sure every freshman 
will have the same selection 
of courses," says Robb. "Now, 
the additional classes may not 
always be at the most conven- 
ient times. Students may have 
to go to bed at a reasonable 
hour." This means a few more 
8 a.m. classes. However, since 
Robb's undergraduate experi- 
ence at another university 
included a socially limiting 
7:30 a.m. Saturday Latin class, 
he can guarantee Maryland 
students won't be inconve- 
nienced to that degree, 

"We're [also] trying not to 
do evening classes, just late 
afternoons, maybe a few more 
Tuesday and Thursdays. We're 
extra sensitive to what consti- 
tutes a reasonable schedule." 

The office is also trying to 
keep die number of students 
per class around 20, especially 
in English composition and 
math. 

"We want entering fresh- 
men and those who entered 
two years ago to have the 
same positive experience ," he 
says. 

Putting a roof over their 
heads 

It is no secret that many 
dormitories will now 
house more triple and 
quadruple rooms. Loft beds 
and bunk beds will allow 
space for additional desks, 
chests and shelves. Residents 
of larger rooms will be asked 
to either pull in a third friend 



or give up their digs for a 
smaller room. 

"We're distributing the 
triples across campus," says 
Mielke, to balance utility and 
workforce loads. North 
Campus, though, will be most 
affected simply because it is 
where freshmen traditionally 
live. The campus already lias 
300 triples and quads. 

"As we get vacancies, the 
triples and quads will be the 
first we back out of. That's 
not to say that some won't 
last all semester, though," she 
cautions. "And those on the 
waiting list will not get hous- 
ing." 

Mielke adds that because 
more people will live on 
many floors, resident assis- 
tants may feel the greatest 
impact. Resident Life will 
stress the importance of 
roommate agreements to ease 
tension. The documents, 
drawn up by the residents, 
prove to be effective in 
quelling many arguments. 
Resident Life also is mailing 
information to new and 
returning students and their 
parents to explain its "extend- 
ed housing capacity" as well 
as pamphlets on coping with 
full living quarters. 

Mielke's department has 
been asked why the university 
didn't just put freshmen in 
nearby hotels, as was done 
before, until rooms became 
available. 

"It was difficult, even with 
shuttles, for students to get to 
campus. They felt disconnect- 
ed from the university," she 
says. "We asked parents would 
they rather have their chil- 
dren up on Route 1 or in a 
triple. They said put them on 
campus.'' 

However, before anyone's 
mother unloads the minivan 
at tile end of August, Steve 
Schatz's staff has work to do. 
"We're at our busiest in the 
summer anyway. This is an 
additional task," says Schatz, 
assistant director of adminis- 
trative services with 
Residential Facilities. "The 
nice thing about this depart- 
ment is that we all pull 
together." 

They will need to, in a big 
way. More than 20 tractor 
trailer loads of furniture 
should arrive within the first 
week of August. Off-campus 
warehouses will hold the cus- 
tom-made pieces until moving 
companies contracted by 
Residential Facilities move the 
beds, desks, dressers and 
chairs into the halls. The 
Office of Loformarion 
Technology will have wired 
every room so that each stu- 
dent has a phone and data 
jack. 

This year, orientation^ad*fc_ 
sors added a special stop to 
their campus tour. A room in 
Queen Anne Hail features a 
fully set up and decorated 
triple to give visitors an idea 



of how this room arrange- 
ment might work. 

All of the high-rise lounges 
will be air conditioned to give 
snidents other places to go 
for some space or peace. Also, 
campus community centers 
will be open longer. 

Parents get a break, too. 
Students housed in triples or 
quads will get a 1 5 percent 
rebate on room costs. 

Feeding Uie masses 

Dining Services is creat- 
ing new places to 
dine, offering more 
hours of service and hiring 
new staff. 

"We're concerned with 
lines at peak times," says Joe 
Pesce, associate director of 
Dining Services. "At the begin- 
ning of the semester, students 
tend to come at traditional 
meal times. With a lot of new 
students, it takes longer to 
make a decision. 

"We just have to work 
extra hard in the first few 
weeks to provide service" 

To ease the crunch, the 
North Woods Diner will now 
be open on Sunday, A new 
cafe, North Woods Cafe, will 
give residents greater carry- 
out options weekdays from 5 
p.m. to 8 p.m. and late-night 
diners can start filling their 
plates at 8 p.m., an hour earli- 
er than before. 

"We're opening the new 
Jalepefio Grill in the Somh 
Campus Dining Hall from 1 1 
a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday 
through Friday and a new 
convenience store called The 
Commons Shop at South 
Campus that will be open 24 
hours a day* Pesce said, A 
new vegeterian eatery, 
Sprouts, will also be in the 
North Woods Diner. 

"We're also providing study 
space in the diner Sunday 
through Thursday from 9 p.m. 
until 1 a.m,,"he sakt 



Not going it alone 

Other universities, 
some local, face the 
same wonderful 
dilemma. George Washington 
University will need to make 
some adjustments. The 
University of California, 
Berkeley has been tripling and 
doubling students for a while 
now. Tulane University will 
add 1,233 new snidents and 
the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst will 
use temporary housing for the 
second year in a row. 

For his colleagues on the 
College Park campus, 
Hampton offers these words: 
"We're here to meet chal- 
lenges and solve problems. 
Whatjnatters most is creating 
an environment that enables 
students to be successful." 



July 17, 2001 




or Your Int^r^ct 




The hot weather may be daunting, but the spirit of summer Is undiminished on campus. 



The Libraries invite students, faculty 
and staff to attend the summer 2001 
program of GIS (Geographic 
Information Systems) workshops: 

"Introduction to GIS (Using 
ArcView) "is a two-hour hands-on 
workshop that introduces the basic 
operations of the GIS ArcView soft- 
ware. 

"Spacial Analysis Using ArcView" is a 
two-hour and 30-minute workshop that 
explores the more complex query and 
analytical functions of ArcView. 
Experience or familiarity with ArcView 
is recommended. 

The free workshops will take place 
Tuesday, July 31 beginning at 10 a.m. in 
2109 McKeldin. Seating is limited to 16 
people, so registration is required. For 
information and registration, contact 
User Education Services at (301) 405- 
9070 or ue6@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.lib.umd,edu/UMCP/UES/gi5,htmJ . 

On Thut Nnti i 

The UM Libraries are offering a 
training seminar for faculty, graduate 
students and staff on using the latest 
version of EndNote. EndNote is a per- 
sonal bibliographic software program 
designed to assist in collecting refer- 
ences, typing entries or downloading 



Textbook Time 



Textbooks for the fall 
semester may be purchased 
at the University Book Center 
beginning on Aug. 13. Call 
(301) 314-B00K or visit 
www.ubc.umd.edu for hours, 
promotions and special 
events. For more informa- 
tion, contact Francis 
Rodriguez at (301) 405-0825 
or rodrigue@info.umd.edu. 



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citations directly from online databas- 
es, the World Wide Web or library cata- 
logs, and generating properly formatted 
bibliographies in any style. The seminar 
is designed to help participants use the 
software to bring order to the chaos of 
managing large bibliographies associat- 
ed with writing projects such as 
books, dissertations, proposals and 
journals articles. 

The seminar will take place on 
Friday, July 27 from 1 :30-3:30 p.m. in 
2109 McKeldin Library. There is no 
charge, but advance registration is 
required at www.lib.umd.edu/LfMCP/ 
UES/seminar-f.html. 

For more information, contact User 
Education Services at (301) 314-5889 
or ue6@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/UES/ 
home.html. 

HjiMaUtoimtn 

The Department of Environmental 
safety is offering monthly laboratory 
safety training for all new laboratory 
personnel. The orientation is required 
for all new employees who work in 
laboratory settings and with hazardous 
materials. 

Training is offered 9:30-11 a,m, on 
Wednesday, July 18 in room 4103 
Chesapeake Building. Contact Jeanette 
Cartron at (301) 405-2131 or 
jcartron@accmail.umd.edu to register. 

Fulbright Application 

Ptwllim 

Faculty interested in applying for 
the Fulbright Scholar Program should 
be aware that the competition dead- 
line is Aug. 1 . Applications and awards 
catalogs can be downloaded from the 
Council for International Exchange of 
Scholars (CIES) Web site at 
www.cies.org, or requested by tele- 
phone at (202) 686-7877 or by e-mail 
to apprequest@cies.org. 

Each year, more than 800 U.S. faculty 
and professionals are named Fulbright 
Scholars, traveling to more than 140 
countries across the globe to lecture or 
conduct research in a wide variety of 
academic and professional fields. 



Awards range from two months to an 
academic year. 

For more information, contact 
Vanessa Schulz at (301) 405-0456 or 
vs68@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.cies.org. 

Learn the basic skills necessary to 
play tennis this summer. Skills taught 
include forehand groundstroke, serve 
and volley, and backhand groundstroke. 
Build confidence and knowledge to 
begin playing tennis. 

Classes will be held beginning July 
23 on a Monday/Wednesday or a 
Tuesday/Thursday schedule from 5* 
6:30 p.m. at the Cole Tennis Courts. 
Those interested may register at the 
Member Services desk located in the 
Campus Recreation Center. 

For more information, contact Laura 
Sutter at (301) 405-PLAY (7529) or 
ls220@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. c rs . umd. edu . 

The Trail of Tears 

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History buffs should take note of a 
series of upcoming lectures and book 
signings at the National Archives in 
College Park (aka Archives 2). It begins 
next week with Robert V Remini's 
provocative analysis of the single most 
controversial aspect in Andrew 
Jackson's career, and one of the most 
highly debated events in U.S. history, as 
explored in his book "Andrew Jackson 
and His Indian Wars." Remini examines 
Jackson's lifelong antagonistic relation- 
ship with the American Indian tribes 
east of the Mississippi, which culminat- 
ed in their wholesale removal west on 
the Trail of Tears. The lecture and sign- 
ing will take place Monday, July 23 at 
noon in Lecture Room D. 

On Monday, August 20, Ron 
Menchine will discuss his book 
"Propaganda Postcards of Wo rid War 
II." The Second World War produced 
numerous posters and postcards, and 
this guide offers a first-time directory 
of the postcards designed to shift the 
tide of public support during the sec- 



ond World War. Menchme's book 
shows the not-so-subtle postcard mes- 
sages issued by propaganda ministries 
of 20 nations — including those of the 
United States, Britain, France, Germany 
and Italy. The lecture and signing will 
take place at noon in Lecture Room B. 
The series, which will continue into 
the fall, is free and open to the public. 
Reservations are recommended; call 
(202) 208-7345 for reservations and 
more information. Lectures include a 
question and answer session with the 
audience, and conclude after one hour. 
A book signing follows. Books are tor 
sale at the lecture or patrons may bring 
their own copy. Parking is available but 
limited; arrive early to ensure a space. 

Tgjiwii Wnnifflfr ArtjEriiihiL 

The Taipei Women's Artist 
Association group exhibit, which 
opened on June 25, will hang through 
this Friday, July 20 in the Stamp 
Student Union Parent's Association 
Gallery. The varied, colorful paintings 
represent the work of 25 artists. 

Gallery hours are Monday -Saturday 
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All events are free 
and open to the public. For more infor- 
mation, caU (301) 314-8493. 

Time to Go Electronic 

The Division of Administrative 
Affairs Is offering a course designed to 
prepare campus staff for the electronic 
workplace. The class is led by industry 
professionals and will focus on devel- 
oping the basic Windows and Netscape 
browsing skills that are essential for 
the electronic workplace. The Payroll 
& Human Resources system is current- 
ly being implemented across campus, 
and most employees will soon com- 
plete their time record using the Web. 
This course is designed to provide the 
basic computer skills necessary to 
enable employees to complete the 
Web-based time record. 

The next class is being offered on 
Thursday.July 19 from 8:15 a.m.-4:45 
p.m. in the Patapsco Training lab (room 
2107). The cost is $50, payable to the 
Office of Information Technology via 
an ISR, which can be brought to the 
class. 

For more information, contact 
Laura Davison at (301) 405-4603 or 
ldavtson@accmall.umd.edu, or visit 
www.bpr.umd.edu. 



Class catalogues for the fall 2001 
terms of Senior University are avail- 
able. The first term begin Sept. 10 and 
the second term begins Oct. 29. 

Adults over 50 years old may join 
study groups to explore literature, his- 
tory, science, foreign language, comput- 
ers, social sciences and many other 
areas. Run as a parternship between 
the university's Center on Aging, the 
Division of Lifelong Learning and 
Engagement and the Alumni Associa- 
tion, Senior University is open to every- 
one. Students do not need to hkve col- 
lege backgrounds and they can' sign up 
at one of three membership levels. 

There are also events, volunteer 
opportunities and university privileges 
to enjoy. For more information, call 
(301) 403-4467 or visit www.infbrm. 
umd.edu/HLHP/AGrNG/SRU.