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Tracking Down 
the Truth 
Pag© 7 


Volume iff • Number t • August 28, xooi 

Closing the Minority Achievement 
Gap Gets Priority at UM 

Conference Seeks Revival of National Commitment 

The gains in closing the 
minority achievement gap 
made more than two decades 
ago are now waning in school 
districts across the country. 
While finding a way to reverse 
this trend tops the agendas of 
educators and policy makers 
from national to focal levels, a 
new institute at the University 
of Maryland aims to bring these 
groups together for a two-day 
brain trust focused on the issue. 

The conference, "Achieve- 
ment—A Shared Imperative," is 
set for Sept. 13-14. It will bring 
attention to the need for an 
enhanced national commit- 
ment to providing high-quality, 
effective education that 
affords minority and urban stu- 
dents a fair playing field. The 
first day of the conference will 
be held at the Hyatt Regency 
Washington on Capitol Hill. 
Day two will be at the Univer- 
sity College Inn and Confer- 
ence Center in College Park. It 
is co- sponsored by the Mary- 
land State Department of Edu- 
cation (MSDE) and the Mary- 
land Higher Education Com- 
mission, with corporate sup- 
port from Lockheed Martin. 

With more than 40 percent 
of minority children enrolled 
in urban schools and 94 per- 
cent of African American chil- 
dren in public schools, these 
are clearly the front lines in 
the fight to close the achieve- 
ment gap. Data from the Edu- 
cation Trust shows that nation- 
ally, both African American and 
Latino 8th graders score more 
than two years behind their 
white counterparts in reading 
and writing. In math and sci- 
ence, the gap is greater than 
three years. These disparities 
are likely to have significant eco- 
nomic and social consequences 
for the nation's global compet- 
itiveness if left unaddressed. 

"This is a problem that edu- 
cators at all levels have been 
unable to solve. We can do bet- 
ter," says Edna Mora Szymanski, 
dean of Maryland's College of 

The college's new Maryland 
Institute for Minority Achieve- 
ment and Urban Education has 
partnered with the MSDE to 
take a leadership role in help- 
ing to focus and re-energize 

See GAP, page 2 

Bagwell heaves Behind a Better University 

He is everyone's picture-tak- 
ing uncle, showing up at awards 
ceremonies and former stu- 
dents' weddings. He is the cam- 
pus king of frequent flyer pro- 
grams. He loves Boardwalk 

or two to push back a few tears. 
He's trying to talk about what 
he'd like his legacy to be once 
he leaves. The subject makes 
him a happy kind of sad. 
"They might say 'What was 


Drury Bagwell, rati ring vice president for Student Affairs, stands next to 
the 00K fountain he was responsible for getting built on McKeldin Mall. 

Fries, Most important, Drury 
Bagwell is a man who will leave 
the university a better place 
than when he arrived. 

"If I've left a mark, 1 hope it is 
in the students with whom IVe 
interacted," says the retiring 
assistant vice president for Stu- 
dent Affairs. He takes a minute 

that guy's name?' but it's not 
important that they remember 
my name, but that I've some- 
how made their life better here. 

"I love this place. The stu- 
dents have given me the won- 
derful opportunity to work 
with them for 27 years. I can't 
believe I got paid to do some- 

thing I love so much." 

He will wrap up his service 
to the university on Aug. 31. 
Twenty-one years were spent in 
his current position. It has 
allowed him to continue his 
personal mission of improving 
student life, a charge he made 
for himself when then Vice 
President of Student Affairs 
William "Bud"Thomas pulled 
him from the Campus Activities 

"I told him that if 1 can't 
maintain contact with the stu- 
dents, I don't want this job. It's 
important to me, to be a 
teacher, to make a difference," 
says Bagwell. 

According to alumnus James 
Bond, Bagwell's mission has 
been accomplished. Bond, who 
served in several campus leader- 
ship positions, knows Bagwell 
through his years as a faculty 
advisor for the Omicron Delta 
Kappa (ODK) honor fraternity. 

"I met him during my fresh- 
man year. He was the guy telling 
all the corny jokes at the awards 
banquet in May," says Bond. "He 
brought so much joy to his 
work. Everybody wanted to be 
like him, around him. He knew 
what to tell you to make you 

See BAGWELL, page 6 

Coates' Responsibilities Double with New Post 

When Roberta Coates was asked to 
serve as the interim assistant to the 
president six months ago, one thought 
lingered in the back of her mind: what would 
she do if she were asked to fill the position full 
time and had to chose between a promotion 
and her current job as staff ombudsperson? 

Coates has managed to have the best of both 
worlds. Earlier this month, President Dan Mote 
appointed Coates to assistant to the president 
with the duties of the Affirmative Action Officer 
for the President. She fills the position left 
vacant by Ray Gillian who accepted a position 
at Johns Hopkins. Coates will also continue to 
maintain her place as the staff ombudsperson. 
"If anything has pleased me, it's that I've been 

able to continue to do the ombuds work and be 
offered the position," Coates said. 

Coates has served as staff ombudsperson for 
six years, and said she enjoys the work very 
much. Over the last six months she spent half of 
her days on the third floor of Taliaferro unravel- 
ing conflicts and the other half was in Main 
Administration working as the president's assis- 
tant. Finally in August, after her promotion, she 
moved to a new office inTawes where she will 
carry out her responsibilities for both jobs. 

Her new responsibilities include chairing 
the University of Maryland's Conflict Resolu- 
tion Network and working with Robert Waters, 

See COATES, page 7 

Library Policy Changes to Improve Patron Experience 

Patrons of the university 
libraries need to be aware of 
two important operational 
changes, both designed to 
make using the libararies a 
more pleasant and productive 

The Libraries' revised Code 
of Conduct, effective immedi- 
ately, addresses a broader range 
of behavioral issues than the 
1991 version. It takes into 
account modern disruptions, 
such as cell phones, pagers and 
inline skates. It also outlines 
new food and drink responsi- 
bilities for staff members. 

For example, audible rings 
for mobile phones and pagers 
should be turned off while in 
the libraries, though both may 
be used in the vestibules and 
lobbies of buildings. Patrons 
cannot come in wearing inline 

Since food and drink are not 
allowed into the libraries, staff 
members are being asked to 
conceal any food they bring in 
for lunches or receptions. 
Trash should be put in recepta- 
cles that are emptied daily. 

For a complete copy of the 
Code of Conduct Policy, see 

www. lib . umd. edu/ASD/code . 
Also bookmarkers will be 
printed and distributed with 
highlights of the code. 

The second change is the 
renumbering of McKeldin's 
floors. The M floors have 
become numerical, so 2M is 
now 3, 3 is now 4, 3M is now 5 
and so on. The new number- 
ing system ends the confusion 
many patrons and staff mem- 
bers experience when trying 
to locate books or offices. As 
the library undergoes renova- 
tions, signs will be posted to 
help navigate the new system. 

Prange Collection on 
Six-City Japanese Tour 

Charles B. Lowry, dean 
of libraries at the uni- 
versity, extended 
greetings and participated in 
a ribbon cutting ceremony 
as the Gordon W. Prange Col- 
lection Exhibition was 
opened at Waseda University 
in Tokyo last spring, the first 
stop on a six-city Japanese 
tour. The exhibit just left 
Tokyo and will run through 
September at the Hiroshima 
Peace Memorial Museum in 

Focusing on approximate- 
ly 300 children's books con- 
tained in the Prange Collec- 
tion, the exhibition is spon- 
sored by Waseda University, 
the Japan library Association 
and Nichimy Corporation, in 
conjunction with the UM 

The materials in the 
exhibit are drawn largely 
from the "Hisayo Murakami 
Memorial Children's Book 
Collection," which consti- 
tutes an important compo- 
nent of the Prange Collec- 
tion. Murakami was a former 
manager of the Prange Col- 

lection and had a particular 
devotion to the children's 
literature of the immediate 
post-war period. 

The Gordon W Prange 
Collection is the most com- 
prehensive collection in 
existence of publications 
issued in Japan during the 
immediate post-World War n 
years, 1945-1949.The collec- 
tion comprises virtually 
everything published on all 
subjects during this period — 
books, pamphlets, newspa- 
pers, periodicals, news 
agency photos, political 
posters, maps and related 
archival materials. 

The contents of the 
Prange Collection once con- 
stituted the files of the Civil 
Censorship Detachment 
(CCD), an operating unit of 
the Supreme Commander of 
the Allied Powers' (SCAP) 
Press, Publication and Broad- 
cast Division. Between 1945 
and 1949, the CCD was 
responsible for reviewing all 
Japanese publications to 

See PRANGE, page 6 

AUGUST 2 $ , 2001 




august 29 

9 a.m. -4 p.m., Practical 
Techniques to Use Time 
More Effectively H01U 
Chesapeake. Professional 
development course offered 
by Personnel Services. $129- 
For more information, visit or 
call 5-5651.* 


august 30 

1-4 p.m.. White People, 
Whiteness, Racism and Mul- 
ticultural Community Build- 
ing 11 01 U Chesapeake. Third 
workshop in a series offered 
by Personnel Services. Exam- 
ines the role of white people 
in multicultural community 
building. Attendance at previ- 
ous or subsequent workshops 
is not required. For more infor- 
mation, visit www.personnel. or call 5-565 1 . 

September 4 

6-9 p.m.. Learn to Create a 
Basic Web Page with HTML 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Introduces the Hyper- 
text Markup Language used to 
create Web pages. Concepts 
covered include how to format 
text; create lists, links and 
anchors; upload pages; and add 
in-line images. Prerequisite: a 
WAM account, Unix and Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
Maryland. For more informa- 
tion, contact Carol Warrington 
at 5-2938 or cwpost@umd5. Register online at or pay at 
the door (student/GA $10; fac- 
ulty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 


September 5 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Love 'em or 
Lose 'em: A Workshop on 
Retention 1 101U Chesapeake. 
Designed to give managers the 
tools and strategies to retain 
staff. Based on the book "Love 
em or Lose em," of which 
each participant wtti receive a 
copy. $ 139. For more informa- 
tion, visit www.personnel. or call 5-5651.* 

6-9 p.m.. Introduction to 

Mathematica 4404 Computer 
& Space Science. Introduces 

the basic principles of mathe- 
matical tools that can perform 
complex mathematical opera- 
tions such as integration and 
differentiation in symbolic 
mathematical notation. Also 
included are rendering data in 
2-D or 3-D plots. Prerequisite: a 
WAM account. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol Warring- 
ton at 5-2938 or cwpost® Register online 
at or pay 
at the door (student/GA $10; 
faculty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 


Join your friends for a 
evening of fun, good food 
and live entertainment In 
•The Glen" at the Golf 
Course, Friday, Aug. 31 
from 6-10 p.m. The buffet 
menu includes burgers, 
chicken, veggie burgers. 
Boars Head hot dogs and 
more, plus Maryland 
beers and wines for $2. 
Faculty/staff $8.95; chil- 
dren 12 and under $4.95; 
children under 5 free 
(plus tax and gratuity). 
Advance reservations are 
required at (301) 403-4240. 

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


September 6 

8:30 a.m. -4 p.m., OFT Short - 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS Access 4404 Comput- 
er & Space Science. Learn how 
to normalize sample tables by 
identifying design problems; 
establish relationships between 
tables; customize table designs 
by setting field properties to 
maintain data integrity and cre- 
ating indexes; design select 
queries using multiple tables; 
customize form designs by cre- 
ating calculated fields, combo 
boxes, and unbound controls; 
and customize report designs 
by grouping, sorting, and sum- 
marizing data and by adding 
subreports. The fee is $90. To 
register, visit www.oit.umd. 
edu/sc. For more information, 
contact the OITTraining Ser- 
vices Coordinator, 5-0443 or* 

4 p.m.. Gallery Talk: David 
Dapuydt, Recent Printing 

Parents Association Gallery, 
Stamp Student Union. Recep- 

tion to follow. The show runs 
through Sept. 2 1 . Gallery hours 
are 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 

4:30-7:30 p.m.. Introduction 
to MatLab 3330 Computer & 
Space Science. Introduces the 
basic principles of mathemati- 
cal tools that can perform 
complex mathematical opera- 
tions such as integration and 
differentiation in symbolic 
mathematical notation. Also 
included are rendering data in 
2-D or 3-D plots. Prerequisites 
WAM account. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol Warring- 
ton at 5-2938 or cwpost® Register online 
at or pay 
at the door (student/GA $10; 
faculty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 


September 8 

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. Adult 
Health and Development 
Program Training Stamp Stu- 
dent Union, room 2111. First of 
two Saturday sessions. Details 
in For Your Interest, page 8. 

September 10 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.. New Employ- 
ee Orientation 1101U Chesa- 
peake. For more information, 
or call 5-5651. 

12 noon. An American Ism: 
Joe McCarthy Film (Glenn Sil- 
ber, 1978; 84 min.) at the Nation- 
al Archives, College Park, Exam- 
ines the making of America's 
most notorious demagogue, 
Joseph R. McCarthy. His life 
story and unlikely rise to power 
is told by friends, victims and 
politicians. For more informa- 
tion, call (202) 501-5000. 

6-9 p.m., Basic Computing 
Technologies at Maryland 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Introduces network tech- 
nologies such as using FTP to 
transfer files between local and 
host machines, reading and 
posting on Usenet newsgroups, 
subscribing to public news- 
groups, and sending attach- 
ments using an e-mail program 
such as Netscape. Prerequisite: 
a WAM account. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost® Register online 
at www.oit.umd. edu/pt or pay 
at the door (student/GA $10; 
faculty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 

Gap: Creating Equity 

Continued from page 1 

the efforts of many groups 
concerned about this issue. 
Lockheed Martin, a firm par- 
ticularly concerned about the 
widening gap in math and sci- 
ence, has added its corporate 
voice to support the confer- 
ence and help advance the 
issue as a shared imperative 
for research universities, busi- 
ness leaders, legislators, edu- 
cation leaders and concerned 

Among the featured presen- 
ters at the conference are 
leaders of the Black and His- 
panic Congressional Caucus- 
es, representatives of the 
National Alliance of Business, 
the Council of Great City 
Schools and university faculty 
active in learning research. 

"Although there are lots of 
people concerned about this 
issue, they often work in isola- 
tion focusing on their individ- 
ual school district or special 
interest," says Szymanski."Our 
hope is that this conference 
and the institute will foster new 
and productive exchanges, 
and help leverage the experi- 
ences and resources of vari- 
ous groups to stimulate the 
expansion of research-based 
approaches to improving 
minority achievement. 

"At Maryland we have com- 
mitted substantial intellectual 
and outreach resources of the 
region's only nationally ranked, 
research-focused, public Col- 
lege of Education to help make 
a difference in urban educa- 
tion and K-12 schools. It is the 

right thing to do," she says. 

The core work of the Mary- 
land Institute for Minority 
Achievement and Urban Edu- 
cation will be built around 
partnerships. In addition to 
the formal relationship with 
MSDE, the institute will work 
with school districts in collab- 
orative research initiatives 
that address issues specific to 
focal schools. In partnership 
with the state, research proj- 
ects are underway with 
schools in Prince George's 
County and Baltimore City to 
help identify, implement and 
evaluate strategies to enhance 
learning environments and 
improve student acliievement. 

Martin Johnson, interim 
director of the institute, notes 
that these and future institute 
projects will build on existing 
education research that clear- 
ly points to alternative teach- 
ing and learning practices that 
make real differences in 
achievement. The critical 
components of success, he 
says, are high standards, chal- 
lenging curriculums, qualified 
and effective teachers and 
timely extra support for stu- 
dents who need it. 

"With good teachers, a 
strong curriculum, high expec- 
tations and targeted resources, 
children from even the most 
challenging life circumstances 
can achieve," says Johnson. "It 
is simply unacceptable that in 
the 21st century we are con- 
tinuing to witness the kind of 
disparities that exist." 

September 11 

6-7:30 p.m.. Navigating 
WebCT 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. For students 
enrolled in courses at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland that have 
integrated WebCT into the 
class environment. Students 
will learn to navigate course 
content, participate in bulletin 
boards and chat rooms, and 
develop presentation materials 
in group project space. Prerequi- 
site; a WAM account. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost® Register online 


September 12 

10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Look 
Fair McKeldin Mall. First of 
two days. Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

6-7:30 p.m.. Navigating 
WebCT 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. See Sept. 1 1 for 

calendar guide 

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Honoring a True Visionary 

In 1948 when Dorothy 
Madden came to the Universi- 
ty of Maryland, she had a lot 
of work ahead of her. As an 
instructor of dance for the 
university, her first challenge 
was to transfer the dance pro- 
gram out of the Physical Edu- 
cation department and Into 
its own undergraduate major 
within the College of Arts and 
Sciences, a challenge that 
would take her almost 20 
years to accomplish. 

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Dorothy Madden 

The first person in this 
country to obtain a doctorate 
in dance as a creative art. 
Madden felt very strongly 
about encouraging and sup- 
porting artistic achievement 
as an important function of 
higher education. It was her 
vision to have a department 
of dance with new facilities, a 
small theater and scholarships 
for students. After 19 years of 
hard work, the Department of 
Dance was finally established 
by Madden in June of 1967, 
with 13 undergraduate stu- 
dents and four instructors. 
The classes were in tempo- 
rary trailers and immediately 
overcrowded with students 

The Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center is 
a 17-acre, 3 18, 00 0-squ are-foot 
performing arts center located 
on the campus of the 
University of Maryland. 

Executive Director 
Susan S. Fan 

Director of Marketing and 


Brian Jose 

Media Relations Manager 
Amy Harbison 

Communications Coordinator 

Liz Henkin 

For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301.405.ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmith center, urn d .e du. 

Clarice Smith 
Perforating Arts 


vying to be a part of the new 
program. It was promised that 
more spaces would be added 
in the adjacent School of 
Architecture building. 

Today, more than 30 years 
after becoming a major, the 
Department of Dance is a 
dream come true. Located in 
the brand new Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, there 
is ample space for lectures, 
rehearsals, and performance 
in state-of-the-art facilities. 
The department serves more 
than 2,000 students each 
year. Many guest artists visit 
the center to work with stu- 
dents, including choreogra- 
phers David Parsons and 

To recognize the contribu- 
tions Madden has made to the 
Department of Dance, the 
department will be honoring 
her on Saturday, Sept. 22. The 
program features many of 
Madden 's former students and 
collegues. The ceremony will 
have two short dance per- 
formances by Jennifer Mar- 
tinez, Sara Pearson and Patrik 
Widrig "Without her we 
wouldn't be here" said Mim 
Rosen, professor of dance. 
"People are coming from 
everywhere to be a part of 
this wonderful celebration." 

Rosen encourages anyone 
who knows or worked with 
Madden to attend the free, 
public event. In addition to 
the dance performance, a 
scholarship fund in Madden 's 
name will be announced. 

The program will begin at 
1 1 a.m. in the Dance Theatre. 
For more information, contact 
Mim Rosen at mr32@umail, or call her at (301) 
405-3189. For tickets to the 
Parsons Dance Company per- 
formance, call the Ticket 
Office at (301) 405-ARTS. 

The Maryland 
Presents 2001- 
2002 Season 

Maryland Presents, the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center's presenting program, 
is set to kick off its inaugural 

Maryland Presents offers 
an eclectic mix of chamber 
and early music, world music, 
jazz, dance and theatre, featur- 
ing internationally renowned 
and emerging artists. 

Single ticket prices for the 
Maryland Presents series range 
from $10-40. Discounts are 
available for alumni, seniors or 
groups. Student tickets are $5. 
Subscriptions are available. 

Talented, Ambitious Brass Quintet 
Kicks off Fall 2001 Season 

For the second year in a row? the 
Prism Brass Quintet will kick 
off the School of Music's fall 
concert season at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 
Sept. 8 in the Joseph and Alma 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall. Prism Brass, 
resident graduate brass ensemble at 
the university, is made up of five 
young and energetic friends from the 
Eastman School of Music at the Uni- 
versity of Rochester. This year's fall 
concert is special not only because it 
begins a new year of residence for 
the group, but also because it is the 
debut dedication season academic 
performance in the center. 

Quintet trumpter Steve Hasse is 
"honored to be the first recital of the year in 
the University of Maryland's fantastic new facili- 
ty." He adds, "the acoustics are exceptional, the 
space is beautiful and the audiences are enthu- 
siastic." This is the first of three programs 
Prism Brass will be presenting at UM this 
school year. 

The Prism Brass Quintet, composed of 
trumpeters Matthew Bickel (born and raised 
in Bowie, Md.) and Steve Haase, hornist Erik 
Kofoed, trombonist Aaron Moats and tubist 
Sam Buccigrossi, has played together since 

Prism Brass Quintet 

meeting as students in 1996. They quickly real- 
ized the remarkable combination they pro- 
duced. Having performed more than 80 tunes 
last year in the states and abroad, the group 
still makes time to participate in educational 
and artistic outreach to local and Baltimore- 
area schools. The quintet often performs open 
rehearsals at DeMatha Catholic High School, 
Bickel's alma mater, where Moates and Bucci- 
grossi also teach instrumental music. 

The performance is free and open to the 

New Acting Chair of Theatre Looks Forward 
to Sharing Knowledge, New Center 

In July of 2001 Dan 
Wagner took the posi- 
tion of acting chair of 
the Department of The- 
atre. Although Wagner 
has been involved with 
the University of Mary- 
land fo: more than 23 
years, he sees this new 
venture as a once-in-a- 
lifet ; le opportunity. 

An s sociate professor 
of lighting design. Wagn- 
er has designed more 
than 300 productions at 
many Washington the- 
atres. He is a 23-time 
nominee and a six-time recip- 
ient of the Helen Hayes 
Award for Outstanding Light- 
ing Design. This September, 
the university can see his 
work as he will be lighting 
the building, both inside and 
out, for the gala celebration at 
the center. 

Q: How did you come to the 

A: I came to the university in 
1975. 1 obtained both my 
undergraduate and graduate 
degrees in theatre, and began 
teaching here in 1 990. 1 also 
grew up in College Park. As a 
child, I would ride my bike 
here when Tawes Fine Arts 
Theatre was being built. 

Q; How were you involved 
in the center's construction? 

Daniel MacLean Wagner 

A: The university was very 
serious in its attention to 
detail in the design of the 
building. They actively 
involved all the academic 
units. I was consulted in all 
the spaces in terms of light- 
ing. There is state-of-the-art 
lighting, sound and stage 
mechanics in each space and 
the locations of lighting posi- 
tions and catwalks were care- 
fully considered. These ele- 
ments lead to great spaces in 
which to teach and design. 
Also, the spaces are flexible 
in terms of lighting. 

Q; Over the last year, has 
there been an increase in stu- 
dent interest in the Depart- 
ment of Theatre? 
A; We haven't even scratched 
the surface yet. Tliis year we 

have had almost twice as 
many students register for 
our scholarship auditions 
than last. The students and 
parents that come here 
are blown away; they say 
there is no place like it. 

Qt Have any faculty 
changed their syllabus or 
teaching style with the 
move here? 

A; In particular, faculty of 
the design program have 
changed their coursework 
because of all the labs that 
are now available. 

Q: What are some of the 
highlights of this season? 
A: This is the first full year of 
productions in the new cen- 
ter. "The Music Man," aside 
from being an audience pleas- 
er, is most interesting because 
it is a collaboration with die 
music, dance and theatre 
departments. I am particularly 
excited because of the profes- 
sional participation of Johnny 
Holliday and Nick Olcott. It Is 
also wonderful to have kids 
from Prince George's County 

Also, in the Robert and 
Arlene Kogod Theatre there 
are a several very interesting 
plays. There are also six com- 
pletely student-produced pro- 
ductions slated for the Labo- 
ratory Theatre. 


AUGUST 28, 2001 

So Long: Linden berger Retires After 28 Years 


Millie Lindenberger (center left) gets a hug from Sapienza Barone at Lindenberger's 
retirement party July 25 at the Golf Course. Well-wishers were in abundance at the 
farewell fete for their colleague, who has worked for nearly three decades at the uni- 
versity — the first 20 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and more 
recendy as manager of administrative services in the College of Life Sciences. She has 
also served on numerous committees, including the President's Commission on 
Women's Issues. 

College of Life Sciences Dean Norma Allewell says, "What makes Millie so 
special is the combination of her character, her intelligence and her style. She has an 
inner strength that has enabled her to perceive the truth and act on it, even in tough 
times. I've been particularly grateful for her ability to welcome me to the college and 
throw her support 100 percent behind me. She taught me about the university and 
the college and solved innumerable problems, often without even letting me know 
they existed. Working with Millie has been a real privilege." 

Nurturing Leadership, Showing the Way 


A group of students from universities around the country listened as former Houston 
Mayor Kathy Whitmire (above center), Bladensburg Mayor David Harrington, 
Maryland Senator Gloria Lawlah (above right), Delegate Darren Swain (above left) 
and others discussed how they came into their leadership positions. The panel was 
part of the seven-week, summer Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) 
Fellowship program designed for students of color interested in pursuing these fields 
at the graduate level. Rising seniors from all over the country competed for the 31 
slots in the program, which is sponsored by the School of Public Affairs. The program 
receives support from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Institute for International 
Public Policy and others. 

"They study economics, statistics, leadership, domestic and international poli- 
cy," says Makeba Clay, director of the Maryland Leadership Institute. There are also 
field trips into Washington, DC. to watch policy makers in action. Between the rigor- 
ous academic coursework and interactions such as the panel, students gain insight into 
a field organizers hope they'll embrace and integrate. 

UM Programs United Under 
One Foreign Language School 

Keeping ahead of the 
globalization trend, the 
university has reorgan- 
ized four foreign-language depart- 
ments and related programs in 
the College of Arts and Humani- 
ties. The new unit, the School of 
Foreign Languages and Litera- 
tures, is devoted to instruction 
and research in the world's lan- 
guages, literature and cultures. 

James Lesher will serve as 
acting director. He will hold the 
position for one year while a 
search committee looks for a 
permanent director. 

"This new arrangement im- 
proves the quality of research 
and teaching foreign language, 
and use resources most effi- 
ciently," said Lesher, who teach- 
es in the Department of Philos- 
ophy."Right now we have sever- 
al departments studying how 
people learn languages. So this 
would let faculty work more 
closely on second language 

The new school consists of 

the Departments of Asian and 
East European languages and 
Cultures, French and Italian Lan- 
guages and Literatures, German- 
ic Studies, and Spanish and Por- 
tuguese Languages and Litera- 
ture. Also, the Business, Cultures 
and Languages Program, the 
Language House at St. Mary's 
Hall, the FOLA (individualized 
instruction) program and Lan- 
guage Media Services will com- 
prise the new school. 

Dean James Harris said the 
needs of the language programs 
in the college are always chang- 
ing, thus it was time to find a 
new configuration. At a time 
when others are cutting support 
for language and literatures, the 
University of Maryland is pro- 
viding support through this 
new and innovative structure," 
Harris said. "Together with the 
addition of the National Foreign 
Language Center last summer, 
this will lay a base on which we 
can make Maryland a leader in 
these areas." 

Helping People Manage Change 

As the summer comes to 
an end, many will look 
back on goals that were 
set, and never met. The neglect- 
ed objectives could have been 
to get organized, lose weight, or 
eat better.And with no how-to 
plan in place, many times peo- 
ple do not know where to start. 

This summer the Center for 
Health and Well Being created a 
new service for those struggling 
with making change. Jennifer 
Treger, the coordinator for the 
center, said many times people 
come in wanting to see a dieti- 
cian or trainer, but are appre- 
hensive about making such a 
big step. 

"Sometimes people aren't 
ready to make the leap," Treger 

Treger said she noticed a lot 
people struggling in weight 
management classes and 
thought it would be a good idea 
to offer an intermediate step 
that would prepare people for 
going through the process of 
making change. She introduced 
the service at the Faculty-Staff 
Health Fair in June and has 
helped a handful of people this 
summer. Treger makes herself 
available by appointment for 
one-on-one sessions to sit down 
and sort through a person's par- 
ticular goals. 

"They have these grand ideas: 
I'm going to change the way I 
eat. I want to exercise,'" Treger 
said. "It becomes overwhelming 
for them and it doesn't last." 

One of Treger's co-workers, 
Julie Mature, the marketing 
coordinator for the center, was 
having trouble becoming moti- 
vated to exercise. Mature had a 
baby a year and a half ago and 
hadn't exercised since. 

"For a lot of people, you want 
to do something and you want 
to do it now and you want to 
do it well,"Matute said. "(Treger) 

reminded me it's OK to take 
baby steps." 

Treger prescribed walking a 
few times a week — a low pres- 
sure way to get back to exercis- 
ing. Next month, Matute will 
continue to walk in addition to 
running one day a week and 
gradually increase her activity 
each month. She said Treger was 
very helpful in teaching her that 
her goals are attainable. 

"People who are over- 
whelmed with life who don't 
feel healthy went to feel healthy 
and don't know where to start 
to do that "Treger said. "It's kind 
of like a motivational push." 

Some steps to take before 
making change: 

• Make a list of reasons 
why you want to change. 

Treger suggests asking your- 
self questions that focus on 
health such as:What are the 
side benefits? What is it going to 
do for you? If I don't do it, how 
will that effect my life? To lose 
weight should not be an 

• Set attainable goals. 

If you haven't exercised in a 
while, Treger said don't expect 
to workout for an hour three 
times a week to start. Meeting 
goals gives you confidence to 
keep going. Walking may be a 
better way to start. 

• Keep a journal. 

If you are already in the habit 
of writing in a journal, Treger 
suggested recording what hap- 
pened each day. Answer ques- 
i ions such as: How are things 
going? Did I meet my goal for 
the day? And if not, what were 
the barriers and how can they 
be avoided next time? 

Jennifer Treger can be 
reached at (301) 314-1493. The 
Center for Health and Well 
Being is located in the Campus 
Recreation Center. 


UM at the Forefront of the Economics of Transition 

An Interview with Professor Peter Murrell 

This month marks a 
decade since the 
collapse of the 
Soviet Union. Ten 
years have passed since the 
successor countries of the 
Soviet Union embarked upon 
the turbulent journey toward 
capitalism and democracy- 
transition, as it is now popu- 
larly called. As a result of the 
unexpected nature of this 
journey there has been a 
change in views on how eco- 
nomic transition and devel- 
opment occur. 

At the beginning of the 
transition process, economist 
Peter Murrell of the Center 
for Institutional Reform and 
the Informal Sector (IRIS) of 
the Department of Econom- 
ics at the university was 
skeptical of the then popular 
"big bang" or shock tactics 
that focused on destruction 
of the old order, through 
immediate decentralization 
and rapid privatization. 

Q; What were your views at 
the start of transition and 
how were these different 
from mainstream views? 

PM: It was thought that sim- 
ply by removing restrictions 
and by speedily privatizing 
the old state enterprises, eco- 
nomic growth would follow 
very quickly The mainstream 
views placed paramount 
emphasis on quickly destroy- 
ing the old economic regimes 
in order to pave the way for 
unhindered free markets. 

Professor Peter Murrell rests on a statue of Stalin in 1992, almost a decade before Murrell s evolutionary 
approach to economics in transition countries became vogue. 

1 criticized two elements of 
these mainstream views. First, 
there would be costs to the 
destruction of some of the 
old institutions, which played 
functional roles in the old 
economies. By destroying 
them before market-oriented 
institutions were created to 
replace them, policy-makers 
would be creating huge 
recessions. [Note: Economists 
define institutions as the 
basic framework of rules that 
guide processes in an econo- 

IRIS Receives Award to 
Work in Post-Soviet Georgia 

The Center for Institutional Reform and the Infor- 
mal Sector {IRIS) was selected by the U.S. 
Agency for International Development to con- 
duct a $10.8 million, four-year project to support 
development of legal systems in the Republic of Geor- 

"This large award recognizes the strong perform- 
ance of our existing team working on rule of law 
issues in Georgia and also the strength of our univer- 
sity-based advisory effort," according to Charles Cad- 
well, IRIS director. 

IRIS experts based in Georgia and in College Park 
will work alongside Georgian non-governmental 
organizations and legal experts to analyze and imple- 
ment specific reforms. The goal is to make administra- 
tive and legal processes more transparent and thus 
more democratically accountable. 

This new award builds upon a previous IRIS project 
addressing issues such as corruption. IRIS lawyer 
Robyn Jordan, the U.S.-based project director, noted, 
"This expansion of our effort enables us to delve 
more deeply into the issues." Separately, IRIS had 
also helped Georgia with its accession to the World 
Trade Organization. 

Project activities will include public awareness on 
legal rights and institutions, implementation of protec- 
tion against arbitrary state actions, and support for 
anticorruption efforts. The award is made to the uni- 
versity's research affiliate, University Research Corpo- 
ration, International. 

The IRIS Center is an internationally recognized 
source of research and advisory expertise in interna- 
tional development. See for more 

my. Capitalism's central insti- 
tution is the legal system 
with myriad elements that 
guide the efforts of business 
in socially productive ways.] 

I also emphasized that pro- 
ductive new entrepreneurs 
were not likely to be fash- 
ioned from the privatization 
of the old state enterprises 
but rather would be found in 
new Arms. I argued that the 
focus should be upon creat- 
ing the market institutions 
that would help new entre- 
preneurs and new activities 
to thrive. This should be 
done, perhaps, even at the 
cost of delaying privatization 
of the old firms and destruc- 
tion of some of the old social- 
ist institutions. 

This point of view was 
labeled "gradualism" by its 
opponents; I would prefer to 
call it an "evolutionary 
approach" in which those 
new entrepreneurs, essential- 
ly through their own 
strengths, reduce the impor- 
tance of the old state sector 
by economic competition. 

Q: What events over the last 
10 years of the transition 
economies have led to your 
views becoming more popu- 
lar, more part of the main- 

PM: In many countries, the 
growth expected after liberal- 
ization and privatization did 
not happen. As one explana- 
tion after another has failed 
to be validated by empirical 
evidence, more and more 
people have explained the 
deep recessions by focusing 
on the destruction of the old 
institutions without their 
quick replacement with mar- 
ket-oriented institudons. 

Q: How does your recent 
research reflect the changing 

perceptions of economists 
regarding transition coun- 

PM: I think that the nature 
of my current research is best 
exhibited in my new book, 
Assessing the Value of Law in 
Transition Economies. This 
book resulted from an IRIS 
project, which provided fund- 
ing for a variety of scholars to 
write essays on the nature of 
legal developments in the 
transition economies.We 
sought reliable information 
on which legal and institu- 
tional reforms worked in the 
transidon economies, and we 
wanted to make sure that this 
information reflected rigor- 
ous empirical research at a 
variety of levels. 

Q: How are you pursuing 
this avenue of research now? 

PM: Under the auspices of 
an IRIS project in Romania, I 
have been conducting 
research on the legal system 
in Romania, using data on the 
courts collected by govern- 
ment and by surveying enter- 
prises. To give an example of 
the information that can be 
produced by such research, 
despite the good intentions 
of policymakers, I found that 
a recent court reform in 
Romania — meant to better 
allocate resources — actually 
imposed significant costs on 
the economy. My hope is to 
persuade Romania, as an 
example, and legal reformers 
in general, that modern social 
science methods provide an 
important tool to improve 
the quality of decisions that 
are made when institutional 
reforms are pursued. 





Christine Lambert, former assis- 
tant director of Gift Planning with 
Constituency Programs, is the new 
director of development for the 
College of life Sciences. 

Steve Kudla, Rich Schwartz, 
Dan Rudolph and SJjue Wu, all 

of the Mathematics Department, 
have been invited to speak at the 
Quadrennial International Con- 
gress of Mathematicians being held 
in Beijing next summer. At the last 
congress only two universities in 
the United States were represent- 
ed by four or more speakers. 

Sheldon Smith is the new editor 
of The Photon, the physics depart- 
ment's electronic newsletter. "With 
a bachelor's in journalism from 
Howard University and completion 
of the Public Affairs Officer Course 
at the Defense Information School, 
Smith comes from the D.C. Nation- 
al Guard Public Affairs Office, 
where he planned and implement- 
ed communication efforts, includ- 
ing internal and external commu- 
nication and community relations. 

John Evans is the new University 

Relations LAN Manager. Evans 
comes from CVENT in Arlington, 
Va., where he served as a systems 
engineer. He has a bachelor's in 
computer and information science 
from the University of Maryland. 

Robert Hurd, a doctoral student in 
the English department and diver- 
sity database editor with the Office 
of Human Relations Programs, was 
awarded a Fulbright grant to teach 
American literature at the Institut 
fur England-und Amerikadstudien 
of the Johann Wolfgan 3, Goethe- 
Unlversitat in Frankfui t-am-Main, 
Germany. He is currently finishing 
his doctoral dissertation and will 
receive his Ph.D. in December. 

Emmett Jordan, with Constitu- 
ency Programs, assumes director 
responsibilities for the College of 
Health & Human Performance. He 
will continue to serve as the direc- 
tor of development for the College 
of Libraries and Information Stud- 
ies under University Development, 
as he has for the past three years. 

W. Dale Hough is the new assistant 
comptroller for Payroll Services. He 
comes to the university from the 
state of Maryland Central Payroll 
Bureau where he served as deputy 
director from 1980 to 2000 and as 
director for the past 1 5 months. 

Benjamin R. Barber has been 
named by the French government 
a "Chevalier dans 1'Ordre des Palmes 
Academiques" — a Knight in the 
Order of Academic Laurels. Barber 
has just joined the university as 
the Kekst Professor of Civil Society 
and holds the University of Mary- 
land System-wide Wilson H. Elkins 
Professorship. He is also a princi- 
pal in the university's Democracy 
Collaborative and directs its New 
York office. 

AUGUST 28, 2001 

Bagwell: Advocate for 
Stucfent Life Retires 

Continued from page 1 

feel good, but also tell you 
what you needed to hear," 

Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, 
director of activities with 
Union and Campus Programs, 
calls Bagwell an old-fashioned 
dean of students. He is involved 
in their lives on more than an 
academic level. "What is unsaid 
is all of the times he bailed kids 
out of crisis, giving them $5 so 
they could eat." 

And he nurtured both stu- 
dents and co-workers." We've 
been great partners. He's a 
great supporter." 

"What is unsaid is 
all of the times he 
bailed kids out of cri- 
sis, giving them $5 
so they could eat." 


She says watching him inlti- 
ate reforms for the Greek sys- 
tem taught several people 
about taking risks. "There 
aren't a lot of change agents. 
We would not have been as 
innovative without Dru. People 
banked on his reputation." 

"The student body will miss 
a professionally competent, 
profoundly dedicated advocate 
for student life," says Thomas. 
"His involvement with students 
runs the gamut." 

Bagwell taught freshman 
seminars as well as doctoral 
courses. Thomas credits him 
for breathing life into ODK. 
Bond says that while at a 
national ODK conference, he 
heard other participants talking 
about UM's impressive chapter. 

Bagwell's connection with 
students, whether as an instruc- 
tor or an administrator, is 
demonstrated when former 
students return to visit him as 
adults with their children. 

"But it hurts," says Bagwell, 
joking that his age really shows 

He laughs often, at his own 
jokes, at memories, at how 
much is left to be done. He 
remembers what Thomas told 
him, though, just before he 
changed jobs. Bagwell protested 
that he had more work to do. 

"He said,' If you're doing 
your job, there will always be 
things you're not finished 
doing." Bagwell apparently 
took the words seriously, as 
demonstrated by his commit- 
ment to do a workshop on his 
last day of work. He also wants 
to continue raising money for 
an ODK speaker series he cre- 
ated. Other than these few 
agenda items, Bagwell's pretty 
happy with how he's leaving 
the university. 

"It's like I teach in a leader- 
ship class, the mark of a good 
leader is that things work bet- 
ter after he or she leaves. I 
think I'm leaving things pretty 

It is a much rosier picrure 
than the one Bagwell faced 

when he first arrived at the 
university. "It was seen as the 
end of the world. It was not a 
good place to be," says Bagwell. 
"There was no student life, no 
homecoming, no campus activ- 
ities, no identity. No here, here. 
I realty believe things started to 
change with Dr. Thomas." 

"Visionaries" such as Thomas 
began changing the Institution 
into one with one of the pre- 
miere student affairs divisions 
in the country, according to 
Bagwell. He mentions former 
chancellors Bob Gluckstern 
and John Slaughter and former 
President William Kirwan, as 
well as current President Dan 
Mote, as people who had per- 
sonal visions of what the uni- 
versity could be and built upon 
the work of each other to 
make the dreams real. Mary- 
land's current success, says 
Bagwell, comes from this kind 
of collaboration at all levels, 
including the students. 

It is clear that while Bagwell 
respects and enjoys his col- 
leagues, the students will be 
who he most misses. He's 
talked former students into 
continuing their educations. A 
portion of the 500-plus turtle 
knick-knack collection taking 
over his office came from stu- 
dents, his university family. 

"What would you say as a 
parent if someone asked you 
what your greatest accomplish- 
ment was?.'" he asks, then 
answers, "That my kids turned 
out well, that they were happy." 

Now he'll turn most of his 
attention to doing some of the 
things he hasn't had the time 
to do. A northeast D.C. resi- 
dent, Bagwell wants to become 
a greater advocate for Washing- 
ton, D.C. statehood. He would- 
n't mind teaching a course, 
locally or overseas. It also 
would be nice to take a class or 
two, and he wants to continue 
looking out for young people. 

"There are so many opportu- 
nities in the District for being a 
mentor, a big brother, so many 
kids could use someone." 

Bagwell will leave the uni- 
versity a bit sad, but without 
regrets. He jokes about calling 
in one day to say that he's tak- 
ing the day off — and then just 
not coming back — so that he 
doesn't have to go to a retire- 
ment party and risk shedding 
more tears. Since that probably 
won't happen, he knows what 
he'll say at that party. 

"When I came to the univer- 
sity, I found a wonderful, won- 
derful life. I'd just like to say 
thank you. This isn't just a cele- 
bration of me, it's a celebration 
of people that made me happy." 

Just as he remembers gifts 
for people during his frequent 
world travels, Guenzler-Stevens 
is sure the university will see- 
more of Bagwell. 

"He never really leaves a 
place," she says. "He takes peo- 
ple with him." 

Biology Teachers Get a Boost 

Using a grant from the 
Maryland Higher Edu- 
cation Commission, fac- 
ulty members Brett Kent and 
Art Popper can now offer sec- 
ondary school teachers a sum- 
mer opportunity to become 
"functioning biologists." 

UM received more than 
$97,000 to create a six-week, 
residential program to begin 
summer 2002. 

"We ran a program for 10 
years on grants from MHEC for 
biology teachers that ended 
two years ago," said Kent, direc- 
tor of undergraduate studies in 
the entomology department. 

"One of the things that came 
out of it was that teachers 
wanted the ability to get a mas- 
ter's in biology." 

One of the classes in their 
Web-based life sciences pro- 
gram is the summer course. 
Selection criteria for the sum- 
mer course is still being 
worked out. However, Kent 
said that the emphasis will be 
on choosing teachers in 
schools with large minority 
populations that could use 

"The grant will not only pay 
their tuition for the course, but 
will give them a $50 a day sti- 

pend. Many teachers don't get 
paid through the summer and 
have to work. This will help." 

The two dozen participants 
will learn ways to bring their 
knowledge back to their stu- 
dents in applicable ways. 

"It gets them excited about 
it.They will learn to design 
experiments about things 
they're interested in ."said Kent. 

Eleven grants were awarded 
to colleges and universities 
around the state under the fed- 
erally funded Eisenhower Pro- 
fessional Development Pro- 
gram to train teachers in sci- 
ence and math instruction. 

Call for Fall Diversity Showcase Proposals Extended 

The importance of academic 
work to diversity takes cen- 
ter stage during a fall showcase 
focusing on improving student/ 
faculty relationships and build- 
ing dialogue around diversity 

In recent years, few issues 
have challenged colleges and 
universities like those of diver- 
sity and multiculturalism. Last 
spring, the Center for Teaching 
Excellence (CTE) conducted a 
series of focus groups that gar- 
nered student opinions on 
diversity at the university. The 
Diversity Scholarship Show- 
case - A Marketplace of Ideas 
(DSS), being held on Oct. 9, is a 
response to students' currieular 
concerns of diversity. 

"Many efforts have been 
made to improve various levels 

of diversity, but what is under- 
played is the nature of academ- 
ic work," said Jim Greenberg, 
DSS committee chair and the 
director for ihu Center for 
Teaching Excellence. DSS offers 
students an opportunity to pre- 
sent work on discipline-specif- 
ic diversity-related material or 
on course pedagogy encourag- 
ing diversity-related outcomes. 
Students may also submit work 
from learning experiences not 
specifically related to formal 
coursework. To encourage 
mentoring, a faculty sponsor 
must accompany submittals. 

The DSS committee has 
extended the call for proposals 
to September 17. A complete 
description of the proposal 
guidelines can be viewed on 
the Center for Teaching Excel- 

lence Web site at www.inform. 

"We must get beyond holi- 
day, heroes, and food celebra- 
tions of diversity, "said DSS 
committee member Inayet 

Greenberg agreed, "The heart 
of the campus is its academic 
components. The faculty/stu- 
dent relationship is its blood. 
Diversity must be addressed at 
the heart if we are to build a 
more representative and collec- 
tive community." 

"Student submissions are as 
diverse as the many disci- 
plines," said Andre Perry, anoth- 
er DSS committee member. "We 
will see performances, poster 
presentations, and various 
types scholarship that meet 
our criteria." 

Prange: Collection Travels Through Japan 

Continued from page 1 

Participants in the Waseda University ribbon cutting ceremony were, from left, Professor Elko Tani; Takeshi 
Hirooka, president of Nichimy Corporation; Dean Charles Lowry; Yogi Noguchi, professor and vice president 
of Waseda University; Eiichi Takahashi, professor and director of the Aizu Museum at Waseda University; 
Reiko Sakagawa, secretary general of the Japan Library Association; and Professor Sumio Obinata. 

identify violations of the 
Code for the Japanese Press. 
When violations were identi- 
fied by CCD examiners, cen- 

collection contains approxi- 
mately 600,000 pages of cen- 
sorship documents. 
Following its stay at Wase- 

travels to Hiroshima Peace 
Memorial Museum in Hiroshi- 
ma; Hokkaido Museum of lit- 
erature in Sapporo; Osaka; 

sorship action was taken.Thc da University, the Prange tour Okinawa; and Kumamoto. 


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They've Got the Music in Them 

Their lives overlapped 

Libraries, began to teach and 

while attending the universi- 

perform opera after getting 

ty's opera master's program 

her masters in 1998. It was 

and both women chose the 

personally fulfilling, but not 

university as a stable place 

financially viable. 

from which to pursue their 

"Being a performer is 

individual paths to musical 

expensive," she says, "getting 

to the auditions, voice 

lessons, woricsnops. 

The New Jersey 


native says music's 

k ~*G& 

seductive pull, though, 


keeps her on the 
stage/It feels great," 


she says.'Tve not total- 
ly decided on my life 
path yet, but it needs 

Wr 1 ft 

to involve music. I 

■ fe^^m 

cant just throw it 

■ ; 

away. I've tried." 

Royall enjoys the 
lavish costumes and 
drama of opera as a 

. . i ■ . ; , ■■■■'■ 


frequent chorus mem- 
ber with the Washine- 

Royall as the tragic heroine in an opera ton Opera. Sure, she 


would like solo or 

lead parts with the 


company, but appreciates her 

"I've not totally 

chorus work. Pursuing a full- 

decided on my life 

time career as a principle In 

path yet, but it 

an opera company requires a 

needs to involve 

lot of travel and personal sac- 

music. 1 can't just 


throw it away. I've 

"I didn't want to be in diat 


high pressure system all the 

time," she says. 



Rodgers knows that success 

is defined by the individual. 


She was able to debut her 

Jennifer Rodgers and Jen- 

show in Washington, D.C. last 

nifer Royall enjoy theatrical 

spring through a local theater 

musical performance. Prefer- 

program. Friends help with 

ring the intimacy of the 

marketing, costumes and sets. 

cabaret, though, Rodgers 

Her self-produced CD, "What 

switched her focus. She is 

She Wants * was even a group 

working to bring her one- 

labor of love. It features sever- 

woman show,"One Little Did," 

al styles of music all sung with 

to New York stages. The title 

Rodgers' rich voice. 

comes from a Shel Silverstein 

She, too, is thankful that she 

poem, "All theWoulda Coulda 

has the flexibility to pursue 


both her dreams and a more 

Rodgers spends her days 

stable career. 

wrestling information into 

"There are varying degrees 

manageable formats as direc- 

of stable," says Rodgers. "I've 

tor of research and database 

never been a typical starving 

administration for the devel- 


opment office. It's not that 

Royall agrees. Her full-time 

she doesn't enjoy her job; 

job didn't get in the way of 

she's even managed to find 

some great opportunities. 

skills that suit both fields. It's 

She's shared the stage with 

just that she really loves to 

Placido Domingo. She per- 


formed a solo recital in front 

"My whole family is musi- 

of an international audience 

cal, but I'm the only one try- 

of specialists during the last- ■> 

ing to make money doing it," 

ever Handel Festival held at 

she says. Her bachelor's 

the university recently. She 

degree from Ithaca College is 

will be in three Washington 

in music, with an emphasis on 

Opera productions this sea- 

vocal performance. She 

son. She's had lead roles in 

earned her master's from 

several smaller companies. 

Maryland in 1 996. 

"It's hard to leave some- 

Royall, program manager 

thing you're good at," she says. 

and development assistant for 

"Something you've been 

Friends of the University 


owledged for." 

Uncovering Japanese War Crimes 

Marlene Mayo sits at her desk 
digging for buried treasure. 

Surrounded by boxes of old 
U.S. documents, she goes min- 
ing — hoping to pry loose details 
of Japanese war crimes in the 
1930s and '40s. "You may think 
the whole story is known, but 
it isn't," cautions the University 
of Maryland historian. 

Mayo works as a consultant 
for the Interagency Working 
Group, a federal project 
charged with uncovering and 
declassifying U.S. materials 
about German and Japanese 
war crimes. "The idea is to 
open up the remaining files, to 
make sure the public knows as 
much as possible about these 
events," she says. 

Although the search for doc- 
uments about Japan has been 
going on tor more than a year, 
Mayo and one of her doctoral 
students, Eric Van Slander, just 
recently began the analysis 
phase. They are assessing the 
significance of the materials 
and helping track down addi- 
tional records. "The purpose in 
all this is not to bring closure, 
but to make sure war crimes 
are not forgotten," she says. 
"You don't let atrocities be 

Many things may have been 
forgotten or overlooked during 
the post-war years. The Allies 
conducted international war 
crimes trials in Tokyo and top 
Japanese officials were hanged 
or imprisoned. But she suspects 
some major war criminals may 
have escaped punishment, 
shielded by Cold War fears.At 
the time, U.S. policy makers 
were more concerned with 
rebuilding and stabilizing Japan 
— especially after the Commu- 
nists took over in China. 

"There may be a lot more to 
learn," Mayo says, reeling off a 
long list of stories she believes 
may not yet have been ade- 
quately told. For example: 

* Japanese use of germ war- 
fare, especially against the Chi- 

* Use of poison gas in China, 
and perhaps plans to use it 
against the United States 

* Medical experiments on 

• Mistreatment of civilians 
and prisoners of war in forced 
labor camps 

• Women condemned to sex- 
ual slavery 

• Looting of national treas- 
ures in occupied countries 

• Mistreatment of the one 
million Japanese shipped off to 
Soviet labor camps in the 
Gulag; some remained prison- 
ers into the 1950s. 

the room. 

Hundreds of carefully 
labeled, archival storage boxes 
line the shelves, each contain- 
ing original government files. 
"There are thousands of these 
boxes to go through and 
that's just the first install- 
ment ," she says. 

The bulk of her investigation 
involves recendy declassified 
intelligence records from the 


Historian Marlene Mayo and university doctoral student Eric Van Slander 
stand in front of one of the many stacks they will go through while look- 
ing for evidence of Japanese war crimes. 

Mayo brings to the search 
decades of teaching and 
research experience. The war 
with Japan gripped her imagi- 
nation early on. She remembers 
as a young child hearing radio 
reports announcing the Japan- 
ese attack on Pearl Harbor. "I 
didn't understand exactly what 
had happened, but I knew it 
was big," she recalls. "The next 
day my mother was scared to 
death my father would have to 
go to war." 

Her fascination deepened 
into intellectual curiosity. "At 
this stage IVe got 30 years in 
this field going through many 
archives. I have a good sense 
what to start looking for" she 

Her work begins at the 
National Archives building in 
College Park, inside a room 
filled with large metal shelves. 
Huge ventilators recirculate 
the air. Even so, the musty 
smell of old documents fills 

wartime Office of Strategic Ser- 
vices, the CIA's predecessor, 
and Army Intelligence. Most are 
field reports — everything 
agents saw and heard or could 
collect from Allies. Other 
reports piece this material 
together and draw conclusions. 

Each gets a close examina- 
tion. A vague reference or a 
simple aside could prove to be 
a valuable clue. 

So far the documents vary 
widely in quality. "Some are dis- 
appointing, others are top 
notch," she says. Has her heart 
skipped a beat in excitement 
as she's read through them? 
Her answer is guarded: "Half a 
heart beat. IVe seen things that 
may confirm some of my suspi- 
cions. But we need to check 
them out," 

For more information on the 
Nazi war crimes and Japanese 
Imperial war records Intera- 
gency Working Group, visit 
www. nara . go v/i wg. 

Coates: Honesty, Fairness Her Trademarks 

Continued from page 1 

associate vice president for 
academic affairs and special 
assistant to the president for 
academic affairs, in the coordi- 
nation of training programs. 

"She's got a lot of experi- 
ence and a lot of people trust 
her, "Waters said. "Part of the 
trust is that she's proved it 
over the years. People working 
with her see she's honest and 
fair. That's the kind of thing 
you have to earn and she's 
earned it all these years." 

Coates has served on a uni- 
versity equity commission for 
six years and said that the equi- 
ty part of her job will be simi- 
lar to work she has done in the 

past. She said expects the chal- 
lenging part to be the coordi- 
nation of training programs. W 
ith all of the training that takes 
place on campus, she and 
Waters hope to better coordi- 
nate and assess the programs 
"to make sure the training we 
are providing is having a direct 
positive impact in the work 
place "she said. 

The university is currently 
searching for an assistant 
ombudsperson to work with 
Coates. Waters said they 
would like to fill the position 
with someone who is bilin- 
gual. He projects that the addi- 
tion of another person will 

broaden the services of the 
office. Kevin McDonald from 
human relations has been 
helping Coates with her case- 
load as ombudsperson. 
McDonald will continue to 
work part time in that capacity 
until October. 

Coates said she is glad to be 
a part of the university as it 
goes through this time of 
growth and change. 

"It takes patience, it takes 
cooperation and goodwill on 
everybody's part," Coates said. 
"If I can be somewhat of an 
ambassador in making that 
happen, then that would make 
me happy." 

AUGUST 2% , 2 1 


INTERPHASE2001 , " Numerical 
Methods for Free Boundary 
Problems ."will take place on 
campus next month. The work- 
shop is intended to stimulate 
the interplay of mathematical 
modeling, numerical analysis, 
numerical computation and 
real-world problems in the 
field of free boundary prob- 
lems, such as phase transfor- 
mations, superconductivity, 
fluid interfaces, computer 
vision and image processing. 
The chief purpose of the meet- 
ing is to facilitate the commu- 
nication and exchange of ideas 
and methods between commu- 
nities ('phases') of scientists 
and engineers who otherwise 
might not interact. 

The workshop will take 
place on campus Wed. ^Sat., 
Sept. 19-22. It is the seventh in 
a series of meetings on numer- 
ical and computational aspects 
of free boundary problems 
started with the ESF/FBP scien- 
tific program.Tbis is the first 
time the workshop will step 
out of Europe to be held in the 
United States with the support 
of the National Science Foun- 
dation (NSF). 

The workshop is sponsored 
by the Department of Mathe- 
matics, the Institute for Physi- 
cal Sciences and Technology, 
the Center for Scientific Com- 
putation and Mathematical 
Modeling, the Insitute for 
Mathematics and its Applica- 
tions and the NSE For more 
informa tion , vis it www. math . 

Environmental Safety 

The Department of Environ- 
mental safety is offering 
monthly laboratory safety 
training for all new laboratory 
personnel. The orientation is 
required for all new employees 
who work in laboratory set- 
tings and hazardous materials. 

Training is offered from 
9:30-1 1 a.m. on Sept. 19 in 
room 4103 Chesapeake Bldg. 
To register, contact Jeanette 
Cartron at (301) 405-2131 or 
jca rt ton ©accmaU . umd . edu . 

Astrophysics Conference 

The October Astrophysics Con- 
ference in Maryland is a series 
of topical conferences arranged 
each autumn by scientists at 
the < milliard Space Flight Cen- 
ter and the University of Mary- 
land. Each of the conferences 
is devoted to a single topic in 
astrophysics research, and is 
organized to elicit the free dis- 
cussion of ideas. 

This year's meeting, which 
will be held Sept. 5-7 at the Inn 
and Conference Center, will 
highlight key science results 
from the first two years of oper- 
ation of the Chandra X-ray Ob- 
servatory. Contributions cover- 
ing recent results from XMM- 
Newton and other X-ray obser- 
vatories will be presented. 

The conference is organized 
by the Chandra X-ray Center, 
the Marshall Space High! Cen- 
ter and the University of Mary- 
land. For more information, see 
www. astro . u md . edu/october/ . 

Golf Course Gets Jazzed 

"Cheek to Cheek" kicks off the 
fall semester with cool jazz for 
a hot afternoon every Thursday 
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Golf 
Course Clubhouse. Along with 
the jazz,Thursday night specials 
include Mulligan's cheesesteaks, 
muchos nachos and specials in 
the bar for UM faculty and staff. 

program is that college "staffers" 
are trained to work on a one- 
to-one basis as friendly coach- 
es with their "members," 

The program encourages 
adult members, 50 and over, to 
engage in activity that postitive- 
ly affects their health, wellbeing, 
physical fitness and health 
knowledge. Members are peo- 
ple from the community who 
have immigrated to this coun- 
try, Veterans Administration 
Nursing Home patients and 
those who are developmen tal- 
ly disabled/mentally retarded. 

The program operates for 
nine Saturdays during the 
semester beginning at 9:30 

has seen a 69 percent increase 
in its number of ACC honorees. 

"We are extremely proud of 
the number of student-athletes 
who have earned this special 
recognition," said Deborah A. 
Yow, director of athletics. 
"Their academic goals are in 
balance with their athletic 
goals, as they should be. It is 
especially gratifying to see the 
number of Maryland student- 
athletes named to the ACC 
Honor Roll continue to climb." 

In addition to accolades in 
the classroom, 1 4 of the 203 
student-athletes were named 
Ail-Americans in the 2000-01 
school year. They are: Petra 

Black -eyed susans share a space in the sun with The Meeting Place, Night-Day sculpture between H.J. Paterson 
and Symons Hall. 

For more information, con- 
tact Nancy Loomis at (301) 
403-4240 or nloomis ©dining. 

First Look Fair 

Volunteer and community 
service organizations in the 
College Park- Washington area 
will assemble at the First Look 
Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12 
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on 
Thursday, Sept. 13 from 10 
a.m. -2 p.m. on McKeldin Mall. 
There will be 30-40 organiza- 
tions present each day to pro- 
vide students, faculty and staff 
with information about fight- 
ing hunger and homelessness, 
tutoring children in the area, 
improving the environment, 
serving special communities 
and more. A list of agencies 
that will be present can be 
obtained by calling (301) 314- 
CARE. For more information, 
contact Francis Rodriguez at 
(301) 405-0825 or 

Intergenerational Health 
and Wellness 

The Adult Health and Develop- 
ment Program is an intergencr- 
ational health promotion and 
rehabilitation program in which 
college students are paired with 
older adults for the purpose of 
engaging in health and well- 
ness activities. The key to the 

a.m. Activities are offered 
throughout the morning, with 
the final hour being the health 
education hour. 

There are two mandatory 
trainings. The first is from 9:30 
a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 
8, in the Stamp Union, room 
2111. The second training is 
Saturday, Sept. 1 5, same time 
and place. The program ends 
on Saturday, Nov, 1 7. For more 
information, call Danielle Cel- 
dran at (301) 405-2489 or Dan 
Leviton at (301) 405-2528. 

University Athletes Star 
Off, On the Field 

A record 203 University of 
Maryland student-athletes 
were named to the 2000-2001 
Atlantic Coast Conference 
Honor Roll announced by ACC 
Commissioner John Swofford, 
marking the third straight year 
theTerps have established a 
new standard for number of 
student-athletes who have 
earned inclusion to the select 
list, which recognizes out- 
standing performance in the 

In order to be included on 
the ACC Honor Roll, now in its 
45th year, student-athletes 
must maintain a 30 grade 
point average for the entire 
academic year. Last year, 181 
Terrapin student-athletes were 
recognized, surpassing the pre- 
vious record of 162 set in 
1998-99. Since 1995, Maryland 

Adamkova (Women's Swim- 
ming), Jen Adams (Women's 
Lacrosse), Kelly Bowman 
(Women's Swimming), Quinn 
Carney (Women's Lacrosse), 
Suzy Catterson (Women's 
Swimming), Gilliam Cote 
(Gymnastics), Molly Kauffman 
(Field Hockey), Courtney Mar- 
tinez (Women's Lacrosse), 
Michael Mollot (Men's 
Lacrosse), Katy Novotny 
(Women's Swimming), Keli 
Smith (Field Hockey), Carla 
Tagliente (Field Hockey), Caro- 
line Walter (Field Hockey) and 
Autumn Welsh (Field Hockey). 

Library Journal 
Subscription Changes 

The University Libraries have 
recently begun a new contract 
for the handling of journal sub- 
scriptions. No interruptions in 
service or cancellation of sub- 
scriptions arc expected. How- 
ever, the changes could cause 
erroneous computer-generated 
letters concerning library sub- 
scriptions to be sent directly 
to faculty, tfyou receive such 
an inquiry from a publisher, 
please ignore it. Feel free to 
discuss any concerns about 
the Libraries' journal collec- 
tions with your department's 
library liaison (listed at www. 
html). For more information, 
contact Carlen Ruschoff at 
(301) 314-0409 or 
ruschoff® deans