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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volitmt i6 • Number z • September 4, 2001 



Big Ten Coach Of the 
Year Joins Terrapins 



Martin NoYak has 
been named 
women's tennis 
coach at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. Novak 
recently guided the University 
of Minnesota women's tennis 
team to six consecutive win- 
ning sea5ons. He joins current 
Terrapins temiis coach Jim 
Laitta who will now concen- 
trate his efforts on guiding the 
Maryland men's team. 

NovaJt took over the Min- 
nesota program in 1990, after 
five years as head coach at the 
University of Arkansas. He led 
the Gophers to four appear- 
ances in the NCAA Champi- 
onships, and from 1996-2000 
lifted Minnesota to distinction 
as the only women's tennis 
team to boast a winning Big 
Ten record in each of those 
five seasons. He was named 
the Big Ten Coach of the Year 
following a 7-3 conference fin- 
ish during the 2000 season, 
and a trip to the league's 
championship finals. 

"We are fortutiate to have 
hired such an accomplished 
collegiate coach in Martin 
Novak," said athletics director 



Deborah A. Yow. "Martin 
achieved an outstanding 
record at two major Division I 
institutions, and his success at 
this elite level can lift our pro- 
gram to contention in the 
Adantic Coast Conference. 
Our search committee, chaired 
by Jane Mullens, did an out- 
standing job." 

In 1 1 years at Minnesota, 
Novak compiled a 1 26- 118 
record against a number of the 
toughest opponents in the 
coimtry. His 1999 team fin- 
ished the Big Ten schedule 
with an &-2 record, the best in 
school history, and its best 
league finish in school history, 
a second-place tie with Wis- 
consin. One year later, Novak's 
team earned its first berth in 
the Big Ten tournament's 
championship match, falling to 
Northwestern, 4-3, in a match 
that took five-and-a-half hours 
to complete, Novak was hon- 
ored as the league's coach of 
the year. In 1997, he guided 
the Gophers to their highest 
national ranking in school his- 
tory, No. 28. The team matched 

See NOVAK, page 7 




Julia Rader, associate director of student services, and Gertrude Eaton, executive director of the Shady Grove 
Center, stand outside one of the two buildings now hosting new daytime programs. 

Offering Students the Best of Many Worlds 

New Initiative Combines Universities' Strengths 



In two beautiful buildings 
just off of 1-270 in northern 
Montgomery County, Uni- 
versity System of Maryland insti- 
tutions work together to bring 
their signature programs imder 
one, student-centered roof 

The Shady Grove Center is 
more than a satellite, and yet 



not a full campus.The facility 
strives to offer both traditional 
and nontraditional upper divi- 
sion undergraduates and post- 
baccalaurate students a colle- 
gial, professional setting. Center 
programs are marketed as The 
Universities at Shady Grove. 
This past July, the Umversity 



of Maryland, College Park began 
a three-year role as the coordi- 
nating institution for the center 
in Rockville, In this new role, 
Maryland wiH collaborate with 
other institutions to ensime 
their programs are successful 

See SHADY GROVE, page 6 



Research Center Will Seek to Encourage 
Civic Learning and Engagement 



After a generation of near-neglect among 
social scientists and other scholars, the question 
of how yoimg people acquire civic attitudes 
and habits is back on the research agenda. 

The University of Maryland atmoimced 
recently that it has been awarded a $4.57 mil- 
lion grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to 
create a new research center that will 
explore the causes of civic disengagement 
among young people between the ages of 15 
and 25 as well as fectors and initiatives that 
encourage their civic engagement. The Cen- 
ter for Information and Research on Civic 
Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) wiU 
serve as a key source of rigorous, impartial 



information and research for scholars, practi- 
tioners, and policy makers. 

Reflecting on civic engagement among 
young Americans today, William A. Galston, a 
professor in the university's School of Public 
Affairs and director of CIRCLE, says he is 
drawn to Dickens's femous characterization 
of the French Revolution, "It was the best of 
times, it was the worst of times." 

"On the one hand, young people arc volun- 
teering their services in record numbers," 
Galston said, "On the other hand, young peo- 
ple are disengaging from the institutions 

See CIRCLE, page 5 



Off-Campus Adventures Create Campus Bonds 



Since the day he started hik- 
ing through Dolly Sods,W.Va., 
Ed Kenny has been hooked on 
the University of Maryland's 
TE.N.TS. program. He was 
overwhelmed with the natural 
giandeur of the place. Only 
one thing drew him in more 
than the environment — the 
ability to help students. A 
transplant from Chicago, 
Kenny had a rough initiation 
to college life and saw the pro- 



gram as a way to help others 
have a better experience. 

"This worics," says Kenny, 
When he saw his fellow back- 
packers on campus in the fall, 
he says "they were so confi- 
dent and so involved." Today, as 
TE.N.TS student coordinator, 
Kenny nms the program. 

InT.E.N.T.S,or Terrapm 
Expeditions for New and 
Transfer Students, staff and fac- 
ulty meet incoming students in 



the context of an outdoor 
adventure. Participants take 
advantage of the sunmier 
months to explore the natural 
splendor of the area. This 
year's outings included l^ck- 
packing, canoeing, kayaking, 
rock climbing and camping. 

Although many of the staff 
who participate in the trips 
come to lend a helping hand. 

Set TE.N.TS., page 5 



University of Maryland Gene 
Study Helps Volunteers Get Fit 



Volunteers for one University 
of Maryland study are not only 
helping researchers study the 
genetic cormection to the 
effects of exercise. They're get- 
ting in shape while they do it 
with six months of fitness and 
dietary training. 

The Gene Exercise Research 
Study, conducted at the univer- 
sity's Department of Kinesiolo- 
gy by Idnesiology professor 
James Hagbci^, uses volunteers 
to help study how genetic 
make-up affects the benefits of 
exercise on lowering choles- 
terol and blood pressure levels. 

The volunteers are not 
marathon nmners when they 
begin. In fact, Hagberg wanLs 
older adults who have been 
couch potatoes for a while. 
Hagbci^'s study, part of a five- 
year project funded by the 
National Institutes of Health, 
looks at a population that is at 
increased risk for cardiovascu- 
lar disease, which is affected 
by cholesterol and blood pres- 
sure levels. Study participants 
include men and post- 
menopausal women between 
the ages of 50 and 75 who have 
been sedentary for at least the 
past year. They also must not be 
smokers or diabetics. 



Volunteers exercise at the 
imiversity for six months, tliree 
times a week, supervised by 
exercise physiology graduate 
students. Study participants also 
meet with a nutritionist twice a 
week, and they are asked to fol- 
low a low fiat diet during the 
study. 

Alvin Thompson, a university 
employee and volunteer in the 
study that's now imdcrway, says 
joining the program has put 
him into the exercise routine 
for the first time in years."! had- 
n't been able to force myself to 
exercise regularly," ^ys the 54- 
year-old assistant director of 
operations and maintenance in 
the Office of Facilifies Manage- 
ment. "But in this program the 
people who nm the program 
arc involved with you. There's a 
real connection. 

"It's like having a personal 
trainer," he adds. "When 1 ask 
them a question, they give me 
the answer or go research it." 

Qualified applicants are 
given a physical exam, choles- 
terol, blood pressure and dia- 
betes tests, DNA screening, 
body composition analysis, 
bone density measurement, car- 

See GENE STUDY, page 3 



SBPTEMBEfi 4, 200I 



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CORRECTIONS 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS:SEPTEMBER 4-U 



September 4 

S-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 
Inline 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. 
umd.edu. Register online at 
www.oit.umd.edu/pt or pay at 
the door (student/GA $ 10; £ic- 
ulty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 



WEDMESDAV 



September 5 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Love 'em or 
Lose 'em: A Workshop on 
Retention 1 tOlU Chesapeake. 
Designed to give managers the 
tools and strategics to retain 
staff. Based on the book "Love 
cm or Lose 'em," of which 
each participant will receive a 
copy. $139. For more informa- 
tion, visit wv^fw.personnel. 
umd.edu or call 5-5651.* 

6-9 p.m.. Introduction to 
IMathematica 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® 
umd5.umd.edu. Register online 
at www.oit.umd.edu/pt or pay 
at the door Cstudent/GA $10; 
feculty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 

6:30-8:30 p.m., Jamil Al- 
Amin: America's Next Politi- 
cal Prisoner? 01 30 Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Video presen- 
tation and case update on the 
impending trial of Imam Jamil 
Al-Amin (formally H. Rap 
Brown). This month Al-Amin, 
former Chairman of the Stu- 
dent NonA^iolcnt Coordinating 
Committee and current spirim- 
al leader of a Mu.slim commu- 
nity in Adanta, will be tried for 
the March 16, 2000 shooting of 
two Adanta police officers. For 
more information, contact Jen- 



dayi Nyabingi at (301) 4196116 
or jendayilO@netzero.net. 



THURSDAV 



September 6 

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS Access 4404 Comput- 
er & Space Science. Learn how 
to normalize sample tables by 



OIT FALL COMPUrrER 
TRAINING SCHEDULE 

The Office of Information 
Technoiogy announces its 
fall schedule of computer 
short courses for UM 
staff. Visit the Short 
Course Web site, 
www.oit.umd.edu/sc, for 
a schedule of classes, 
course descriptions, reg- 
istration policies and pro- 
cedures, and to register 
for classes. 

For more information, 
contact the OIT Staff 
Training Coordinator at 
(301J405-0443oroit- 
training@umaii.umd.edu. 



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; 
ciLStomize form designs by cre- 
ating calculated flelds, 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 OIT Training Ser- 
vices Coordinator, 5-0443 or 
oit-training®umail , umd.edu.* 

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

Parents Association Gallery, 
Stamp Student Union. Recep- 
tion to follow. The show rims 
throu^ Sept. 21 , 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. Prerequisite: a 



WAM account. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol Warring- 
ton at 5-2938 or cwpost® 
umd5.umd.edu. Register online 
at www.oit.umd.edu/pt or pay 
at the door (student/GA $10; 
faculty/staff $20; alumni $25).* 

5-7 p.m.. Gallery Reception: 
Stories, Spirits, Souls: 
Selections from the Art 
Gallery's Permanent Collec- 
tion The Art GaLery, Art-Soci- 
ology Building. Including 1 9th- 
20th-C. African objects, 20th<:. 
American art (books, paintings, 
photography and prints), 17th- 
20th-C. European art (books 
and prints) and 20th-C. Japan- 
ese prints. Curated by Dorit 
Yaton. Show runs through Oct. 
5. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 
1 1 a.m.-4 p.m. andThurs. 1 1 
a.m. -7 p.m. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-2763. 

5:30-8:30 p.m., Jazz at the 
Golf Course "Cheek to 
Cheek" plays cool jazz for a hot 
afternoon every Thursday in 
the Golf Course Clubhouse. 
Thursday night specials include 
Mulligan's cheesestcaks, muchos 
nachos and specials in the bar 
for feculty and staff. For more 
information, contact Nancy 
Loomis at (301) 403-4240 or 
nloomis® dining, umd.edu. 



5 ATUn D A V 



September B 

0:30 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. 



MONDAY 



September 10 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.. New Employ- 
ee Orientation 1 lOlU Chesa- 
peake. For more information, 
visit www.personnel.umd.edu 
or caU 5-5651. 

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

4:16 p.m.. Massage Therapy 

Class 01 40 Campus Recre- 
ation Center. First session of a 




Prism Brass Quintet 

The Prism Brass Quintet's performance will take 
place Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 

The contact person for the First Look Fair (Sept. 12- 
13) is Meg Cooperman, (301) 405-0741. 



12-week health training class 
that meets Mondays. Learn to 
relieve stress, back pain, neck 
pain, exam stress, headaches 
and muscle pain, and how to 
prevent injuries. The fee is $95. 
Register at the first class or at 
UHC 2107. For more informa- 
tion, contact Geoff Gilbert, 
CMT,at (301) 881-3434 or 314- 
8128, or jsksvggg@aoI.com.* 

6-9 p.m.. Massage Therapy 
Class 0140 Campus Recre- 
ation Center. See 4:15 p.m. 
(above) for details. 

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

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Introduces network tech- 
nologies such as using FTP, 
reading and posting on Usenet 
newsgroups, subscribing to 
public newsgroups, and send- 
ing attactunents using an e-mail 
program such as Netscape. Pre- 
requisite: a WAM account. For 
more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost® umd5.iund.edu. Reg- 
ister online at www.oit.umd. 
edu/pt or pay at the door (stu- 
dent/GA $ 10; ftculty/staff $20; 
alumni $25).' 



WEDNESDAY 



September 12 

10 a.m.-4 p.m.. First Look 
Fair McKeldin Mall. First of 
two days. Thirty to 40 volun- 
teer and commimity service 
oiganizations in the College 
Park-Washington, D.C. area will 
assemble on campus to pro- 
vide information about fating 
hunger and homelessness, 
mtoring 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 4-CARE. 
For more information, contact 
Meg Cooperman at 5-0741. 



..-•1 J. 



H UR S DAY 



September 13 

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hrst Look 
Fair McKeldin Mall. Second of 
rtvo days. See Sept. 12 for 
details. 

1 1 :30 a.m.. Art Department 
Lecture West Gallery, An -.Soci- 
ology Building. Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8. 

4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About 
Teaching: The Greeks 0135 
Taliaferro Hall. Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8. 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or S-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook Is compiled from a combination of inforM's master 
calendar and submissioris (o the Outlook office. Submistlons are du« two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the cater>dar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 
outiook03ccmail.urnd.edu. 'Events are free and open to the put>lic unless noted by an asterisk (*), 



Outlook 



Otiiliwi! IS die weekly raculty-suff 
newspnpcr stirviiig the Umwrsity of 
Maryland campus comm^ty. 

Brodie Remington 'Vice 
President for Univentty Relations 

Teresa Flannery • Ewicutivc 
director of University 
Communicatiaiu and Director of 
Marketing 

George Cathcarl • Executive 
Editor 

MoneCte Austin Baile}r * Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ' Art Director 

Lauia Lee • Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story su^s- 
tions and campus information are 
welcome. Please submit ail material 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send materia] to Editor, Ouilwk, 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 

Fax • {301) 314-9344 

E-nuil • oudook@accmail.umd.edu 

www.collegepublisher.com/outlook 



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OUTLOOK 



Program ICONS Puts the World in the Hands of Students 



International diplomacy 
takes place at the univer- 
sity every semester. 
High-level advisors rep- 
resenting countries from 
around the world attempt to 
negotiate and compromise 
proposals dealing with global 
issues. The catch is that the 
biggest thing on the line is 
possibly a class grade — not 
world peace. 

It's not a game. It's a simu- 
lation with Program ICONS. 

Program ICONS, or Interna- 
tional Communication and 
Negotiation Simulations, 
operates out of the Depart- 
ment of Government and Pol- 
itics and offers educational 
simulations of International 
relations. There are two lev- 
els of the program- imiversity 
and high school. 

ICONS provides the sce- 
nario, platform and facilita- 
tion for the simulation. The 
student teams must prepare 
themselves with knowledge 
on the participating coun- 



tries and the issue at hand. 
Negotiations from partici- 
pants around the world take 
place on the Internet. 

The simulation is not a 
competition against other 
teams. There are no points to 
be gained, however teams 
can judge their success on 
whether or not an accepted 
proposal is beneficial to their 
country's best interest. 

Alex Jonas, simulation 
director of ICONS said that 
the learning takes place in 
the preparation, simulation 
and debriefmg. 

"We see changes in the stu- 
dents knowledge and skills. In 
the attitudes they report a 
lessening of their perception 
of the world being us and 
them or we or they," Jonas 
said. "As people you have to 
understand there are other 
points of view to understand." 

The program is has operat- 
ed in 60 colleges in 20 differ- 
ent countries and 100 high 
schools from Israel, Japan and 



Canada. University programs 
such as political science and 
international relations are the 
most common to participate 
and several high school social 
studies classes participate as 
well. This semester the pro- 
gram has about 22 high 
school teams and 1 2 universi- 
ty teams. 

John Wilkenseld, chairman 
of the Department of Govern- 
ment and Politics, and 
Richard Brecht, the director 
of the National Foreign Lan- 
guage Center, brought ICONS 
to the university in the early 
1980s when the first simula- 
tion was held between Mary- 
land students and students at 
the University of California, 
Santa Barbara. An all-text pro- 
gram on the early Internet 
was used for the teams to 
communicate with each 
other. In the late 1990s 
ICONS became entirely Web- 
based. 

Betsy Kielman, managing 
director of ICONS, said that 



the simulations are usually 
inserted into curriculum 
about halfway through a 
semester — after the tradition- 
al textbook learning has been 
done and students can actual- 
ly test out theories, 

"Tlie sense in which 1 think 
it is always successful, it never 
fails in teaching students that 
issues are intercormected," 
Kielman said. "It teaches stu- 
dents tliat you can't solve 
environmental problems with- 
out tmderstanding their eco- 
nomic impact. What they real- 
ize, this is a web that you can't 
fix one piece without the 
other." 

Jonas said ICONS is inter- 
ested in expanding the pro- 
gram outside of the universi- 
ty and high school audi- 
ences — and even political 
audiences. He said they've 
been approached to simulate 
disaster preparedness and 
journalistic situations and 
even a domestic political 
focus. 



4-H "Can" Make a Difference with Campaign to Feed tlie Hungry 

With help fix)m younger 4-H'ers, 
Heather Brundage, vice president 
of the Maryland 4-H Teen 
Council, helps "Roscoe the Can" 
cut the ribbon at the "4-H CAN 
Make a Difference" House at the 
recent Maryland State Fair in 
Tinionium.The food collection 
effort marked the continuation of a 
"Feed the Hungry" Campaign 
kicked off last April at Maryland 
Day. According to Kendra Wells, 
Extension 4-H youth development 
specialist with the College of 
Agriculture and Natural 
Resources, 4-H'ers collected nearly 
1,000 pounds of food for distribu- 
tion by the Maryland Food Bank 
and the Capital Aiea Food Bank to 
more than 900 food pantries, soup 
kitchens and eniei^ency shelters, 
Fairgoers also donated enough 
money for the food banks to pur- 
chase approximately $2,000 wortli 
of food. 




Gene Study: Study Tracks Cholesterol Levels 

Continued Jrom page 1 



diovascular assessment and aerobic 
capacity test. 

There is no cost to participate In the 
study, and volunteers who complete the 
program are given a $200 stipend. How- 
ever, volunteers must provide their own 
transportation. 

"We start them out eas7, exercising for 
20 minutes and working up to 40-minute 
sessions," Hagberg says. "We realize our 
volunteers have been sedentary fbr some 
time, and we work very hard to avoid 
their overdoing it at first." 

"In the begirming 1 was concerned 
about keeping up," says Thompson. "But 
the program builds you up." 

One purpose of the study Is to deter- 



mine the effects of exercise on choles- 
terol levels in people with variations of 
the APO E gene, which processes choles- 
terol. The study also is trying to deter- 
mine the effects of other common genet- 
ic variations on blood pressure changes 
with exercise training. 

"Our results so far show that people 
with a relatively conmion variation of the 
APO E gene are likely to improve tlieir 
cholesterol levels with regular exercise 
and a diet of no more than 30 percent 
fat," says Hagberg, 

"But people who have different ver- 
sions of the APO E gene may show linle 
or no improvement in their cholesterol 
levels doing the same amount of exercise 



and following the same dietary guidelines. 

"The good news though," says Hagberg, 
"is that if you are being treated fbr cardio- 
vascular disease, the doctor can look at 
your genetic information and know right 
away if you should use exercise or med- 
icaUon to improve your cholesterol or 
blood pressure." 

ForThompson, the benefits of the 
study will be long term. "I've really gotten 
into the habit of exercising three times a 
week. It vras a hard habit to start, so I 
think I will continue. I'm also eating bet- 
ter now. I will truly watch what I eat." 

For more information about the pro- 
gram, contact the Gene Exercise Research 
Study, jhl03@umail.umd.edu. 




Notable 



An interdisciplinary team of 
researchers led by Michael 
Fuhrer of the Department of 
Physics, with Ellen WWams and 
Igor Lyublnetsky (Physics), 
larry Sita (Chemistry) and Chris 
■ Lobb (Center for Superconductivi- 
ty Research), have received a $ 1 .2 
million grant from the National 
Science Foundation to study "Dy- 
namics of Structure and Charge at 
the Molecular Scale." This research 
will explore the fundamental lim- 
its which govern the operation of 
electronic devices as device sizes 
shrink to the molecular scale. The 
funding comes as a part of the 
new National Nanotechnology Ini- 
tiative, and will help advance the 
study of nanoscale science and 
technology at Maryland. 

Dan Mote, president of the Utii- 
versity of Maryland, was presented 
with an honorary doctoral degree 
in engineering from the Ohio 
State University on Aug. 30 at the 
Summer Commencement Ceremo- 
ny at the Schottenstein Center. 

Robert Parker, Assoc. Professor 
of Mechanical Engineering and a 
former doctoral student of Mote's, 
recommended the president for 
the degree. 

The University of Maryland Qrde 
of Omicron Delta Kappa 
(DDK) was the only one out of 
276 schools to receive the Circle 
of Distinction Award for the 200O- 
01 academic year. The award is 
given to the drcle that proves it is 
in full compliance with all of the 
national standards of ODK. UM 
had to show completed paper- 
work on all members and docu- 
ment that all had paid their dues. 
Receiving the honor was as sim- 
ple, or as tedious, as taking the 
time to fill out even more paper- 
work to nominate oneself. 

"I am very proud of the Sigma 
Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa ° 
James Osteen said. "They have done 
an outstanding job in the past year 
and we look to having a promising 
year In the upcoming year." 

The chapter will be recognized 
at the 2002 ODK national conven- 
tion to be held in February In Lex- 
ington, Ky. 

Judith Tofney-Purta, professor 
in the Department of Human 
Development, received the 2(X)1 
Nevitt Sanford Award from the 
International Society for Political 
Psychology. The award, which hon- 
ors exemplary achievement in cre- 
ating knowledge that can be 
applied to solve social or poUticlal 
problems, recognized Purta's 
research published in "Citizenship 
and Education in Twenty-eight 
Countries: Civic Knowledge and 
Engagement at Age Fourteen." Data 
from the study, to be released next 
July, will offer psychologists and 
potiticial scientists opportimities 
for further research. 



SEPTEMBER 4, 2O0I 



Congressman, Health Center Host Event to 
Awareness of the Importance of Immunization 



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PHUrp gy CrMTHIA MITCHEU 



Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer (center), along with Maggie Bridwell (r), 
director of the Health Center, and Georges Benjamin (I), Secretary of the State 
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, hosted an immunization awareness 
event last week to remind students of the life-saving importance of receiving 
immunizations before starting the new school year. "In all the back-to-school 
commotion, it is easy to forget to get all your shots," said Hoyer. "Vaccines are one 
of public health s greatest triumphs. With the exception of safe water, no other 
health strategy has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease and improv- 
ing health," 

Hoyer emphasized the socioeconomic consequences of immunizations: for 
every doUar spent on vaccines, up to $24 in medical and societal costs is saved. 
Benjamin echoed Hoyer's concerns, noting the increased risk for college-aged stu- 
dents of contracting meningococcal meningitis, the incidence of which has 
increased substanriaUy through the past decade in 15- to 24-year-olds. "Not only is 
the Health Center a source of medical care for students, but we also are concerned 
about public health issues and one important facet of that is to be sure that com- 
municable diseases are under control," said BridweU. Vaccines are available not only 
for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal meningitis, but also for chicken 
pox and hepatitis A and B, 



Start Your Football Season Off with a Good Breakfast 




PHOTQ ^ MDtttnt AUSTIH SAIUV 



Maryland Football Coach Ralph Friedgen signs a T-shirt for a fan who attended die 
first "Breakfast with Fridge" event Friday morning at the Hampton Inn. Free T-shirts 
were given to the first 300 attendees. Friedgen will speak to fans and answer questions 
every Friday morning before home games fix>m 7:30-8:30 a.m. The event is fi^e and 
doors open at 7:15 a.m. The Inn is located at 9670 Baltimore Ave., at the corner of 
Cherry Hill Road and Baltimore Ave. (Route 1). 



University Collaborates with 
Feds to Provide Rapid 
Information on Wildfires 



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A collaboration between the 
University of Maryland, NASA, 
NOAA and the USDA Forest Ser- 
vice is allowing U.S. firefighters 
and land managers to view 
wildfires and their aftermath 
more quickly and with better 
detail than ever before. 

The university and its federal 
partners arc using NASA's Terra 
satellite and new streamlined 
processing methods they have 
developed to detect active fire 
locations and to provide images 
and maps of wildfires .This new 
information is helping the For- 
est Service and other fire fight- 
ing agencies to strategically 
manage the nation's fire fight- 
ing resources. Maryland also is 
developing software that will 
allow the Forest Service to use 
Terra data for faster assessment 
of the severity of bum damage. 

"The collaborative effort, 
which is known as the Rapid 
Response Project, was created 
in response to the 
2000 fire season, 
with its extensive 
wildfires in Idaho 
and Montana," said 
Rob Sohlbeig, a 
researcher in the 
university's Depart- 
ment of Geography. 
"The MODIS (Mod- 
erate Resolution 
Imaging .Spectrora- 
dioraeterl instru- 
ment on the Terra 
satellite can pro- 
vide views of wild- 
fires with a fre- 
quency and level of 
detail unmatched 
by any other cur- 
rent satellite." said 
Sohlbeig, who leads 
the Rapid Response 
project with 
Jacques Descloitres 
at NASA's Goddard 
Space Flight Center 
inGreenbelt,Md. 

"Our project's 
task has been to 
take the satellite's 
spectral and ther- 
mal data and turn 
them into images 
and maps useful to 
the Forest Service 
and to provide 
them to the agency 
in near-real time." 

According to 
Keith Lmnom.the 
Operations Pro- 
gram Leader at the 
Forest Service's 
Remote Sensing 
Applications Center 
(RSAO in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
the University of Maryland 
sends MODIS images and active 
fire location information daily 
to RSAC staff They then deter- 
mine where fires are occurring. 

The university and NASA 
have developed all of the need- 
ed software, which will be 
installed at the Forest Service 
direct broadcast stations. The 
RSAC has developed correspon- 
ding software that creates the 



maps from the Terra data using 
standard Forest Service map- 
ping tecliniques. 

The university also is working 
collaboratively with the RSAC 
on development of products 
that use Terra data to provide 
faster, more accurate assessment 
of the severity of biu-n damage. 
These will be used by Burned- 
Area Emergency Rehabilitation 
(BAER) teams.They use burn 
severity maps to take immedi- 
ate steps that will prevent fur- 
ther erosion and adverse 
impacts to water quality. 

"Maryland is part of this col- 
laboration because we are a 
leader in the development of 
land cover products," Sohlberg 
said. "For example, the active 
fire detections produced by the 
Rapid Response system are 
derived using algorithms devel- 
oped by Chris Justice at the uni- 
versity. Our work on the bum 
severity maps builds on the ear- 



LINKS AND BACK- 
GROUND INFORMATION 



dentists and staff from several 
units of the university are involved 
in the Rapid Response project. In 

addition to geography (vwvw.geog.umd. 

edu), these include the Global Land Cover 

FacMitv (GLCF) and the Institute for 

Advanced Computer Studies. 

• The Global Land Cover Facility 
(http://glcf.unniacs.umd.edu) makes avail- 
able to the science community and public 
a variety of free science data products 
including satellite imagery of the Earth. 
The major emphasis of GLCF research has 
been addressing critical global and region- 
al scale terrestrial Earth Systems Science 
issues that are central to NASA's Earth Sci- 
ence Enterprise. The GIGF is part of the 
Earth Science Information Partnership 
(ESIP) program. 

• The Institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies twww.umiacs.umd.edu) is a 
research unit whose mission is to foster 
interdisciplinary research and education in 
computing. Major sponsored research 
programs address fundamental issues at 
the interface between Computer Science 
and other disciplines. 

• The University of Maryland web site 
for the Rapid Response project Is 
http://rapidresponse.umd.edu 

• The MODIS Land Rapid Response sys- 
tem web site can be found at http://rapld- 
fire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov 

• The Forest Service fire maps produced 
from MODIS Land Rapid Response data 
can be accessed via the National Inter- 
agency Fire Center (click on RSAC Fire 
Maps link) at www.nifc.gov/firemaps.html 



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Uer work by John Townshend 
and otlier Maryland scientists 
who have used data from 
MODIS and earlier instruments 
to create better measures of 
land cover and the way it 
changes through time." 

"The joint Maryland and For- 
est Service approach to this 
project has been to provide 
useful management informa- 
tion, not just data or images," 
Solilberg said. 



OUTLOOK 



T.E.N.T.S.: Conquering the Outdoors Makes Campus Experience Easier 

Continued from page 1 ,. 



they arc often surprised to find 
how much the program bene- 
fits them, "It's been phenome- 



nal," says Gabby Bamhart, an 
administrative assistant with 
Instructional Television system. 



Recently returning from her 
third T.E.N.T.S outing, Bamhart 
feels that in addition to gaining 




A student citmbs st Annapolis Rocks off the 
Appalachian Trail in Maryland during a June trip. 



During Multispprt Expedition #2 in July, a kayaker takes on 
the Savage River in Maryland The Olympic kayaking trials 
were held in this river a few years ago. 




PHOTO? BY HQMUHa KEMP^Y 



a healthy physical challenge 
through her participation, she 
has been inspired by watching 
the students' zeal for life. 

Gene Fcrrick, assistant to the 
dean in the College of life Sci- 
ences and UNFV 101 teacher, 
shared an example of how one 
student drew his entire team 
together during this year's 
multi-sport trip. When the 
group encountered a rocky 
wall that appeared impenetra- 
ble because it lacked ftx)t or 
hand holds, two students 
attempted the daunting feat of 
smearing their way to the top. 
Smearing, a foot technique 
climbers use to scale flat sur- 
faces, means climbers connect 
themselves with rope to a 
teanunate already at the top, 
then inch their way up step by 
step. 

Though daring, their 
attempts were unsuccesshil. 
Not to be intimidated, a third 
student, Abe Jacobs, sought to 
conquer the rock. He slipped 
and was cauglit with the rope 
numerous times, but kept 
going. "He was so absolutely 
determined to get up. It vras 
amazing to watch," says Ferrick. 
With much exertion, Jacobs 
was successftd, and the previ- 
ously quiet group became 
ecstatic. Once Jacobs made it, 
says Ferrick, "all started going 
up one after another slipping 
and sliding," but resolved to 
reach the top. 

"It's about connecting stu- 
dents in a positive way to our 
faculty, staff and to other stu- 
dents," says Gerry Strumpf, 
director of orientation for the 
university and a UMV 100 
teacher. Now in its second year, 
T.EN.TS.is the brainchild of 
Strumpf and Jon McLaren, 
director of the Outdoor Recre- 
ation Center. McLaren's initial 
interest w^s inspired in part by 



the discovery that universities 
offering outdoor wilderness 
programs report a higher reten- 
tion rate among students. Stu- 
dents come to campus know- 
ing "they have people to turn 
to in need," explains McLaren. 

Past participants say the ben- 
efits are plentiful but not with- 
out cost. "It was a lot of fun, it 
was a lot of work too," says Fer- 
rick, who has participated in an 
outing each summer. The work 
included having his kayak flip 
on him three times during this 
year's multi-sport adventure. 

Ferrick is not the only staff 
member to encounter a bel- 
ligerent kayak. Anika Simmiers, 
resident director in the schol- 
ars community, feccd a chal- 
lenge on a trip this year that 
tested her courage. "I'm not a 
kayaker, I was fighting my boat 
most of the time," says Sum- 
mers, who ended up wounding 
a finger as a result. During the 
next day's rock climbing. Sum- 
mers grabbed rocks and 
crevices with her bandaged fin- 
ger, grappling her way up 
amidst cheers and encourage- 
ment from the students on her 
team. 

Later, she discovered her fin- 
ger had been broken. The inci- 
dent taught her something 
about herself, "Wow, 1 had some 
chutzpah there," she says with a 
laugh. Despite her injury, Sum- 
mers remains an enthusiastic 
supporter of the program. She 
sums up the rock climbing 
episode saying that it gave her 
a feeling of tenacity and thank- 
fulness that slie was with an 
incredibly supportive group of 
students. 

Ferrick, who participated in 
the same trip as Summers says, 
"It's not always perfect. It's not 
always going to be the way we 
want it to, just like school, but 
there are people there to help." 



CIRCLE: Involving Americans in Public Service 

Continued jhm page 1 



through which binding public deci- 
sions are made," 

CIRCLE will address this issue by 
assessing the current state of knowl- 
edge about youth civic engagement, by 
funding research to fill the gaps in that 
knowledge, and by disseminating infor- 
mation and research fmdings to practi- 
tioners and policy makers as well as 
Interested scholars in disciplines such 
as political science, sociology and edu- 
cation. 

"It is the Maryland School of Public 
Affairs' mission to have a fundamental 
impact on the nation through research 
and training of individuals engaged in 
public service," said Dean Susan C. 
Schwab. "This generous grant from The 
Pew Charitable Trusts helps us to fulAU 
that mission." 

An advisory board comprised of 
leading scholars and practitioners from 
around the coimtry will help shape 
CIRCLE'S research agenda and guide its 




William A. Galston 



grant-making decisions. 

CIRCLE is a key building-block of 
The Pew Charitable Trust's ambitious 
Youth Engagement Initiative, which is 
designed to increase the amoimt and 
quality of young Americans' involve- 
ment in public life. 

Former domestic policy advisor in 
the Clinton administration, Galston is 
currently director of the Institute for 
Philosophy and Public Policy at Mary- 
land, He served as executive director 
of the bipartisan Nadonal Conmiission 
on Civic Renewal, also funded byTlie 
Pew Charitable Trusts, established in 
1996 to examine the civic condition of 
the United States and offer recommen- 
dations for reform. Tlie Commission's 
final report,"A Nation of Spectators: 
How Civic Disengagement Weakens 
America and What We Can Do About 
It," was released in 1998. Among many 
reconmiendations,the report urged 
renewed attention to civic education 



for young people as a key means of 
boosting their knowledge, understand- 
ing, and engagement. 

The Maryland School of PubUc 
Affairs, www.puaf.umd.edu, is a gradit 
ate school of public policy, manage- 
ment and international affiiirs that is 
nationally recognized for its excellent 
faculty, innovative curriculum, and 
leadership in the education of public 
policy professionals. 

The Pew Charitable Trusts, 
www.pewtrusts.com, support nonprof- 
it activities in the areas of culture, ed»^ 
ca don, the environment, health and 
human services, public policy and reli- 
gion. Based in Philadelphia, the Trusts 
make strategic investments to help 
organizations and citizens develop 
practical solutions to difficult prob- 
lems. In 2000, with approxinmtely $4.8 
billion in assets, the Trusts committed 
more than $235 mllUon to 302 non- 
profit organizations. 



SEPTEMBER 4, 2001 



Shady Groves Universities Unite to Bring the Best Programs Together 

Coiitiitui'd JTom page 1 




PHOTO? er CTNTHIA MITCHEL 

Indoors, plentv of natural lighting — and outdoors, free parking — can be found at Shady 
Grove. 



Pleasant spaces, such as this courtyard between buildings I and I), offer students places to 
relax and study. 



and their students enjoy a rich 
educational experience. The 
center was the responsibility of 
University College, but as its 
focus shifted mofe to distance 
educadon, it was felt that Shady 
Grove needed a backing institu- 
tion that served a more tradi- 
tional student population. Peo- 
ple involved are excited about 
the collaboration. 

"It's a very personal place, a 
different kind of campus," says 
Judith Bfoida, director of the 
university's Office of Continu- 
ing and Extended Education. 
"It's an innovative approach to 
higher education." 

Indeed, nine of the system's 
1 1 degree granting institutions 
offer programs at the center. 



Other areas 
where UM is 
providing 
service: 

Libraries— Lori Goetsch, 
director of University 
Libraries' Public Ser- 
vices Division, manages the 
small Shady Grove library, 
which houses mainly texts 
for the center's popular 
nursing and business pro- 
grams. A new library/media 
center will be in Building 111, 

Facilities — Carlo Co I el la. 
Facilities Management 
Chief of Staff, manages 
the university's responsibili- 
ties in this area. 

Information Technology- 
Willie Brown, associate 
director for user services 
with the Office of informa- 
tion Technology, manages 
the center's 

Marketing— Theone 
Relos manages the 
university's imple- 
mentation of the "Develop- 
ing a Sustained Marketing 
Program for the Universities 
at Shady Grove" plan. 



Since 1992, the majority of stu- 
dents have been part time, con- 
tinuing education adults taking 
classes evenings and weekends. 
In Fall 2000, USM institutions 
added a new roster of under- 
graduate programs. 

Faculty, program directors, 
academic advisors and support 
staff come from all the partici- 
pating institutions, sharing 
space and resources. More than 
500 students are in the new 
day program; that number 
swells substantially when 
adding evening and weekend 
students. 

"We call it a leamii^ commu- 
nity," says Gertrude Eaton, exec- 
utive director of the Shady 
Grove Center. Getting all of the 
institutions to collaborate on 
this initiative took some work 
on Eaton's part. However, with 
more than 20 years in the Uni- 
versity System, she understood 
what it took and believed in 
the potential success of the 
center. 

"The institutions have invest- 
ed their own resources and are 
following through with their 
commitments. It is wotking" 

In 1997, Building n was com- 
pleted, allowing the facility to 
offer conference and institute 
spaces. The daytime initiative 
that began in Fall 2000 now 
brings the number of undergra- 
duate degree programs offered 
to 15. By 2005, a 195,00-square 
foot Building m will double the 
size of the center. 

Much of the excitement, 
though, is generated not 
by the structures but by the 
imiversity's role within those 
buildings. Before it became the 
coordinating institution, UM 
came aboard and created a Stu- 
dent Services division for the 
new day upper division under- 
graduate program. Robyn Dinl- 
cola-Wagle, direaor of student 
services, and Julia Rader, associ- 
ate director, came from UM's 
financial aid office last winter 
to head the office. 

•And what a fabulous job 
they have done," says Eaton. 

It is a "one stop shop ' for 
services, says Rader "So imder- 




Executiva Director Gartnide Eaton 



graduate day students (an 
come in and go to one Dffice 
for everything from fi incial 
aid to fmding a place live, 
except for academic a. TSing," 
which is provided by ti : home 
institutions' staff on site. "It 
should be a seamless transfer." 

Most of Shady Grove's day 
Students come from nearby 
Montgomery CoUegc, tiiough 
students may transfer from any 
school. Once enrolled, students 
can enjoy still-new facilities; 
laboratories with state-of-the-art 
equipment, a library that offers 
access to must of the system's 
texts, study rooms, distance 
learning facilities, comfortable 
lounges and attractive court- 
yards. Rader and Eaton say they 
make improvements regularly 
so that the center feels more 
like a traditional campus, 
though both acknowledge that 
Shady Grove serves a different 
kind of student 

"Many of our students woric, 
many have families," says Eaton. 
"We have a large international 
population and many students 
are low-income. These students 
want a collegial life, but they 
work. They want to get in, get 
the degree and get out.To 
quote Chancellor (Donald] Lan- 
genberg, 'This is taking the uni- 
versity to the people.'" 

Many of their program offer- 
ings were shaped by the stu- 
dent population. "We started 
with programs aligned to work 



In a mock hospital room, a dummy occupies one of the beds. The room, a 
lab for nursing students, simulates several areas in order to provide real- 
world training. 




A bank of television monitors in the Video Distance Lssming classroom 
allows students to participate in courses from a number of locations. 



force needs," says Eaton. She 
named University of Maryland, 
Baltimore's nursing and 
UMUC's business administra- 
tion programs as examples. 
The relationship between 
the people, specifically those in 
Montgomery County, and the 
University System is mutually 
beneficial. Nearly a quarter of 
the students enrolled at UM 
come from Montgomery Coun- 
ty. The area's booming science 
and technology corridor, wliich 
happens to run near Shady 
Grove, can provide real-world 
training — and then pluck quali- 
fied employees from tlie gradu- 
ates. The county showed some 
of its gratitude by providing 
$175,000 to die center to build 



the new initiative. 

According to demographic 
predictions. Shady Grove will 
also help the county liandlc the 
expected 40 percent increase 
in high school graduates pour- 
ing out of its high schools 
between now and 2007. Broida 
describes it as a "complementa- 
ry" relationship. 

Because of its uniqueness, 
the center's potential has yet to 
be fully determined, and stafi' 
members still work to explain 
the concept. It soimds like The 
Universities at Shady Grove, 
thougli, are off to a good start. 

"I don't know if students quite 
know what we are yet," says 
Eaton. "But the feedback from 
students is consistently good." 



OUTLOOK 



Vegging Out 

New Diner Section Caters to the Strict Vegetarian 



Vegetarians and vegans 
no longer have to rely on 
minimal options for 
lunch and dinner 
when eating on cam- 
pus. Dining Services 
has opened 
Sprouts, a new 
section in The 
Diner at EUicott 
Dining Hall. 

Sister Maureen Schrimpe, 
quality cootdiiiator and dieti- 
cian for Dining Services, has 
been meeting with a vegetarian 
student advisory board com- 
prised for about a year and a 
half to improve the dining halls' 
vegetarian entree offerings. The 
group helped develop the con- 
cept of Sprouts. 

"We made the conunitment 
we were going to take die next 
step," Schrimpe said. 

Sprouts opened the weekend 
before classes began and serves 
iimch and diimer 

"Wc created this to be a one- 




stop desti- 
nation for 
our vegetari- 
ans and veg- 
ans," Schrimpe 
said. "They 
weren't 
now limit- 
ed to just a 
salad bar and 
hot entree." 
In the past, there was little 
for vegetarian and vegan diners 
to chose from while eating on 
campus. Now at sprouts there 
are daily burger, bean, and rice 
specials. Food can be made to 
order as well. Sprouts does not 
cook or serve either meat or 
dairy. 

"The students were always 
concerned that a spatula used 
for a hamburger, -which was 
turned around and used for a 
veggie burger," Schrimpe said. 
She said Sprouts is strict 
about its vegan and vegetarian 
policies. 



Novak: New Tennis Coach 

Contittued from page 1 




PHOTO BV MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 



Martin Novak brings award-winnfng experience to the universitY's 
women's tennis program. 



that ranking diu-mg the 2000 
campaign. He also was suc- 
cessful in coaching three dif- 
ferent singles players to indi- 
vidual contention in the 
NCAA Championships: Naura 
Sauskain 1997, Dana Peterson 
in 1996 andTlffiny Gates in 
1995. Sauska also became Min- 
nesota's first four-time All-Big 
Ten performer 

At Arkansas, he compiled a 
record of 71-45 w^hile leading 
the Razorbacks to the South- 
west Confcience semifinals 
twice. His 1990 squad finished 
second. A native of Czechoslo- 
vakia, Novak moved with his 
family to Sweden when he 
was six years old. He earned 
an engineering degree from a 
college in Sweden. From there 
he moved to the United States 
to attend Central Florida Com- 
munity College for two years. 



Novak then attended Texas 
Christian University, where in 
1984 he earned a bachelor's 
degree in education with a 
concentration in kinesiology. 
He attended the University of 
Arkansas and received a mas- 
ter's degree in physical educa- 
tion in 1988 with a concentra- 
tion in sports management. 
No'rak played collegiate tenuis 
at Central Florida Cotnmimity 
College, where he reached the 
jtinior college national semifi- 
nals at the No, 2 singles spot 
in 1981 . He was a member of 
the InTJCAA champion team in 
1981 and went on to play two 
seasons with Texas Christian's 
program as a co-captain. In 
1 980 he reached the quarterfi- 
nals of the Swedish School 
National Championships and 
also played on the Swiss cir- 
cuit in the simimer of 1983. 




^/ferbatim 





"I accepted it on the spot." — Smith School 
of Business Dean Howard Frank didn't 
need much time to think over things when 
the university offered him a raise and a 
contract extension through 2007. (Wash- 
ington Techway, Aug. 20) 

"You can view Condit from two perspec- 
tives. From one, here is a deer caught in 
headlights, that can generate sympathy for 
him. Here is someone coming to terms with 
this situation. It's human. On the otJier hand, 
this was clearly not someone who was fortlv 
coming. A bit of artificiality comes through 
from repeating the same message over again. 
He probably didn't seem fully sincere and 
open." —James Klumpp, associate profes- 
sor of communication, was a well-quoted 
^ert immediately following Congressman 
• Condifs interview with alumna Con- 
ng. (ahcnetvs.com, Aug. 24) 

"To escape blame, Secretary of State Colin 
I Powell ai^cd that the decision was not 
new: The Clinton administration 'probably 
would have come to the same conclusion.' 
But this and other statements seriously mis- 
represent the Clinton administration posi- 
tion and the value of the agreement itself." — 
Elisa Harris, research Jellow at the Center 
for International and Security Stiuiies at 
Maryland, decries the abandonment by the 
Bush Administration of negotiations to 
add enforcement provisions to the 1972 
treaty outlawing biological weapons. Har- 
ris was Director for Nonproliferation and 
Export Controls on the National Security 
Council daring the Clinton Administration. 
(Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 24) 

"It's almost like the war on drugs, and about 
as expensive." —Robert Nelson, professor in 
the School of Public Affairs thinks it's time 
Jbr a change in bow we fight forest fires. He 
sees fire as a natural occurrence in U.S. 
forests, while opponents bum money to 
battle the blazes. The fight between the two 
sides of this political/environmental issue 
are engaged in "trench warfare." (Baltimore 
Sun, Aug. 26) 

" 'The Forest Service doesn't have time to 
wait for that (slow satellite analysis of fires),' 
said Sohlberg, who helped create the system 
that gets fresli readings to firefighters every 
24 hours. 'Data that's more than a day old is 
basically useless.' " — While policy makers 
decide the best way to curtail fires in our 
national forests, Rob Soblberg of the 
Department of Geograpl:ry is making the 
on-tbe-ground figbt motv effective. 
Sohlberg uses NASA's Terra satellite to help 
firefighters in the west battle blazes witb 
immediate, sophisticated technology. (Balti- 
more Sun, Aug. 27) 

"Farr miist be a dec^on-maker and, at the 
same time, the servant of many masters-fac- 
ulty, guest performers, the miiversity com- 
mimity, and the broader community. . . 
'Women manage &t)m a web,' Farr believes. 
It's a process that autlior Sally He^esen 
describes in The Female Advantage: 'Women, 
when describing their roles in their organi- 
zation, usually referred to themselves as 
being in the middle of things. Not at tlie top, 
but in the center; not reaching down, but 
reaching out.' " ^Susan Farr, executive 



director of the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center is one of three campus figures 
named to the 100 Most Fou>etful Women in 
Washington list. Farr's managetnent style 
was noted in her selection as she oversees 
the forrtial dedication of the $1$0 million 
Center. Susan Schwab, dean of the School of 
Public Affair^, and Donna Brazile, adjunct 
professor at the Bums Academy of Leader- 
ship, were the other Marylarul selections. 
(Washingtonian, Sept 2001) 

"There have been tremendotis absolute 
improvements and some comparative 
improvements. But racism is a given factor 
in the U.S., everybody knows it," —Ron Wal- 
ters, professor of government and politics 
and director of the African American Lead- 
ership Institute, comments on liomestic 
racism in an article corweming repara- 
tions for descendants of slaves. (Agence 
France-Presse, Aug. 26) 

"Reticent philosophers, stolid intellectual 
aesthetes, professorial ascetics vied with one 
another like shoppers at a Macys white sale 
to stock up on bargains. I hesitated for a very 
brief moment and then managed, in less 
than two minutes, to secure four coffee 
mugs, two FrLsbees, a pen, and what 1 think 
were the last cuff links with a presidential 
seal affixed. ... It was a first and foolish taste 
of what proximity to povi^cr can do to 
mature scholars otherwise devoted to the 
life of the mind." — Ben Barber, Kekst Profes- 
sor of Civil Society, describes a weekend 
when intellectuals were invited to Camp 
David to meet with President Clinton. His 
shopping spree at the Camp David gift 
shop is a metaphor Jbr the visit (Chronicle 
of Higber Education, Aug. 10) 

"Could Laura Bush be the next Eleanor Roo- 
sevelt? So fer the press has portrayed her as 
anything but the woman who eventually 
became known as a major social reformer 
and first lady of the world.' But Laura Bush is 
flj^ng under die media radar, successfully 
appearing as die dutiful, stand-by-your-man, 
1950s hostess-wife, where her actions indi- 
cate she is much more." — Robin Gerber, sen- 
ior fellow at the Burns Academy of Leader- 
ship, writes of the potential of the first lady to 
promote the social good. (Newsday, Aug. 10) 

"He has a quite clear and passionate commit- 
ment to hi^er education as the future of liis 
country." — President Dan Mote speaks of 
Uziiek president Islam Karimov, who 
entered his country into an agreement to 
create a Virtual Unit>ersity of Maryland in 
Uzbekistan. The online university would 
make existing University of Maryland 
courses available through distance learn- 
ing and tvotild create new courses especial- 
ly for students in this former Soviet Repub- 
lic. (Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 29) 

"We've show in our work that parents mat- ; 
tcr. They can niake things worse or make 
things better." — Kenneth Rubin, director of 
the Center for Children. Relationships and 
Ctdture advises parents that research 
sf^iws kids whose fear of shyness fades 
with age have parents who set up play- 
dates, encourage independence atui have 
the courage to leave their children briefly. 
(Buffalo News, Aug. IS) 



SEPTEMBER 4, 2001 





Members Sought 

If you arc a member of the 
campus community and inter- 
ested in becoming more 
involved in campus life, consid- 
er serving on one of the four 
President's Commissions: 
Women's Issues; Lesbian, Gay, 
Bisexual andTransgcnder 
Issues; Ethnic and Minority 
Issues and Disability Issues. 
These commissions meet once 
a month and serve in an advi- 
sory capacity to President t>an 
Mote. 

Please specify which of the 
commisstons interest you, your 
name, department, and the 
number of years you have 
been associated with the uni- 
versity and send to snanan® 
deans.umd.edu, or for more 
information, contact Shanti 
Nanan at (301) 405-5801 or 
snanan@deans.umd.edu. 



MIPS Matching Funds 
Available to Maryland 
Faculty 

The Maryland Industrial Part- 
nerships (MIPS) Program, 
which offers matching funding 
for faculty engaging in collabo- 
rative research with Maryland 
companies, is accepting appli- 
cations for its Fall 2001 round 
of contracts. Deadline for pro- 
posals is Oct. 15. 

MIPS has supported more 
than 645 university-Industry 
contracts, for a total value of 
$101.5 million since 1987. 

MIPS will contribute up to 
$ 1 00,000 per year for a pro- 
ject, while total project fund- 
ing can exceed $800,000. 

Faculty from any of the Uni- 
versity System of Maryland's 
1 3 Institutions may apply. 

For more information, con- 
tact the MIPS Office at (301) 
405-3891 or mips@umd.edu, 
or visit www.erc.umd.edu/ 
MIPS. 



'falk About Teaching 

The Center Alliance for School 
Teachers (CAST) is an aca- 
demic professional develop- 
ment pro^^m for teachers of 
the humanities. Recognized 
for the high-quality programs 
it provides for teachers and 
students, CAST meets the 
expanding needs of teachers 
in the humanities and fme arts 
with programs that focus on 
interdisciplinary studies, 
multicultural education, sys- 
tem-mandated learning goals 
and the use of electronic 
resources in the humanities 
classroom. CAST helps teach- 
ers explore iimovative class- 
room techniques that engage 
students more intensely in the 
hiunanltics. 

This M, CAST presents "Talk 
About Teachbig," a series of 
informal conversations sharing 
ideas and materials about com- 
mon texts and topics. Partici- 
pants include dynamic class- 
room teachers, supervisors and 
administrators from all levels 



within the secondary school 
systems and commimity col- 
leges across die state of Mary- 
land, as well as from the uni- 
versity community. 

The topics and dates of the 
fall semester sessions are as fol- 
lows: 

• Sept. 13; "The Greeks" with 
Lillian Doheity, Department of 
Classics, University of Mary- 
land 

• Oct, 25: "Censorship" with 
Patricia Gaffbrd.Acting Pro- 
gram Supervisor, Pre-K-1 2 Eng- 
Lsh/Language Arts, Mont- 
gomery Coimty Public Schools 

• Nov. 29: "Shakespeare" 
with Jackson Barry, Depart- 
ment of English, University of 
Maryland. 



check our Web site for a full 
description of the call for pro- 
posals. For more information, 
contact Carolina Rojas Bahr at 
(301) 405-8817 or 
crbahr@deans.iund.edu. 



Art Dopartment Klclis 
Off Fall 2001 Lecture 
Series 

The first lecture in this Pall's 
Art Department Lecture Series 
will be presented by Stephen 
Ellis, an internationally recog- 
nized abstract painter and crit- 
ic. His works have been shown 
in the major galleries of New 
York, Berlin and Mimich. His 
paintings have been included 



Harry Bridges Chair of Labor 
Studies at the University of 
Washington and professor of 
African American and Labor 
Studies and American History 
at the University of Washing- 
ton, Tacoma. 

The lecture will take place 
Sept. 5 from 3-4:30 p.m. in 
room 0105 St. Mary's Hall (The 
Language House), For more 
information contact Caitlin 
Phelps at (301) 405-1 163 or 
mp hel ps @aasp . umd . edu . 



Faculty and Staff 
Convocation Anwards 

Nominations are being sought 
for the President's Medal and 




rJlOTP Cr CrJTHIA MJTCHEL 



University President Dan Mote watches from behind mirror shades as the gonfalon bearers approach the stage 
at the New Student Welcome last week. Mote was one of several university ambassadors to greet the gathered 
students, along wKh Robert Hampton, associate provost for Academic Affairs and dean of Undergraduate 
Studies; Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, director of Activities and associate director of Stamp Student Union; Angela 
Lagdameo, Student Government Association president; and Maryland Football Coach Ralph "Fridge" Frtedgen. 



Each discussion will take 
place from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in 
the conference room at the 
Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies, 01 35 Taliafer- 
ro Hall. Light refreshments will 
be served. 

For more information or to 
RSVR please contact Nancy 
Traubitz at nt32@umail.umd. 
edu or call (301) 405-6830 or 
visit www.inform.umd.edu/ 
c rbs/programs/cast . 



Call for Proposals for 
Success 2000 (formerly 
known as Retention 
2000) Confetwico 

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Stu- 
dent Educajton (OMSE) invites 
interested faculty and staff 
members to submit proposals 
to this year's conference: "Seri- 
ous Issues for Serious Tunes: 
Educating a Diverse Popula- 
tion." Priority deadline for pro- 
posal submission is Sept, 7. 

The conference will be held 
Nov. 14 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the 
Stamp Student Union. Keynote 
speakers are Fratik H.Wu, 
Howard University School of 
Law, and David Schoem, Uni- 
versity of Michigan. Please 



in numerous international sur- 
veys of abstract painting. 

The lecture will take place 
on Thursday Sept. 13 at 1 1 :30 
a.m. (Upcoming lectures in the 
series take place on Oct. 10 
and 23 and Nov 8.) All lec- 
tures arc held in the West 
Gallery, Art-Sociology BuUding. 
For more information, contact 
Claudia McMonte at 
McMonte2@aol. com. 



i^rmm 



Black Workers, Black 
Women and the 
Freedom Struggle: The 
View From Memphis 

The Afro-American Studies 
Program andAASP's Center for 
African-American Women's 
Labor Studies project present 
Michael Honey, who v/Hl give 
a talk entitled "Black Workers, 
Black Women and the Free- 
dom Struggle: The 'View From 
Memphis." Honey is the author 
of two award-winning vol- 
umes,''BIack Workers Remem- 
ber: An Oral History of Segre- 
gation, Unionism, and the Free- 
dom Struggle" (1999), and 
"Southern Labor and Black 
Civil Rights: Organizing Mem- 
phis Workers" (1993). He is the 



the President's Distinguished 
Service Awards to be present- 
ed at the Annual Faculty and 
Staff Convocation onlYiesday, 
Oct. 16. Please send nomina- 
tions to Professor Gerald R. 
Miller, Chair, Awards Advisory 
Committee, c/o President's 
Office, 1115 Main Administra- 
tion Building. 

For more information, con- 
tact Sapienza Barone at 5-5790 
or sbarone@deans.uind.edu. 



Steak and Salmon 
Ibesdays at the 
Unhrersity Golf Course 

Every Tuesday night this fiill 
from 4-8 p.m., Mulligan's Grill 
at the Golf Course will be fea- 
turing your choice of a flame- 
broiled steak or salmon filet 
dinner for only $9.99 for UM 
feculty and staff Other'Hjes- 
day night specials include $1 
off all appetizers and specials 
in the bar including a pound 
of steamed shrimp and a 
pitcher of beer for $14.95. No 
reservations are required. 

For more information, con- 
tact Chris Cantore at (301) 
403-4 182 or ccantore@dining. 
umd edu.