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THE UNIVERSITY OP MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume 16 • Number J 'September it, zooi 



University Advances 

in Undergraduate 

Ranldngs 




The U.S. News 
& World 
Report rank- 
ings of Ameri- 
ca's top under- 
graduate colleges and uni- 
versities released last week 
shows the t.!nivcrsiiy of 
Maryland and several of its 
prograjns continning to 
gain groiuid in reputation 
d stature, while others 
old nearly steady. 
Among national puhlic 
iversities, Maryland was 
nked 21st in a tic with 
hio State and Purdue 
niversity, up from 24th 
St year. The Robert H. 
rnith School of Business 
oved up from 21st to 
6th overall, tied with six 
ther institutions. Also, 
atwo business specializa- 
ions were ranked in the 
top five, with one other in 
.the top 10 and three otli- 



ers in the top 20. 

"While we are pleased to 
see movement in tlie rank- 
ings that recognizes 
improvements in many of 
oiu- programs, we have to 
remember that tliis is not 
the only way to mea-sure 
the tremendous quality 
that exists at the University 
of Maryland," said President 
Dan Mote. "In many ways, 
we haw already surpassed 
some of the institutions 
ranked above us and we 
will continue our efforts to 
make Marj-land one of the 
best public research uni- 
versities m the nation." 

Smith School Dean 
Howard Frank said tliis 
increased recognition Is 
beginning to reflect the 
true quality of the faculty, 
students and programs of 

See RANKINGS, page 7 



University Golf Course 
Goes Another Step for 
the Environment 




^HOiu 6'> C^HTnlA MiTCMEL 



The flowers in the M were planted to attract butterflies and bees to the 
course. 



It's a beautifii] day on the 
course. Butterflies flit 
among flowers. Birds dip 
and disappear into a 
marshy area just near No. 10 
green. A harmless black snake, 
undeterred by tlie golf cart 
headed his way, slithers 
toward tall grass. Golfers con- 
tinue their games without giv- 
ing pause to their animal com- 
panions. 
This is the way it is sup- 



posed to be, and if Director 
and Lead Pro Jeff Maynor and 
his grounds crew at the Uni- 
versity Golf Course have any- > 
thing to do with it, this is the 
way it will stay. Maynor, 
Grounds Supervisor Bryan 
McPerren and the crew 
recently received certification 
in environmental planning 
from the Audubon Coopera- 

See GOLF COURSE, p^ 4 



New Library Shines Light on Performing Arts 



The campus spodight will be on the new 
Performing Arts library (PAL) on Saturday, 
Sept. 22, as the grand facility, wliich serves 
as the central location for library holdings in 
music, theatre and dance, is officially dedicated. 
Participants in 
the dedication, 
set for 5 p.m., 
will include Uni- 
versity President 
Dan Mote, Dean 
of Libraries 
Charles Lowry 
and PAL Head 
Bruce Wilson. 
The day's 
events, spon- 
sored by Friends 
of the Libraries 
of tlie Universi- 
ty of Maryland, 
are free and 
open to the 
public. 

A special 
highlight of the 

program will be the naming of the "Irv- 
ing and Margery Morgan Lowens Read- 
ing Room" in honor of Irving and 
Margery Morgan Lowens. The naming 
gift is made possible by Margery Morgan 
Lowens. 

The late Irving Lowens and his wife 
arc among the longtime supponers and 
benefactors of PAL. He was one of this nation 's 
foremost scholars on early American music, serv- 
ing as music critic for the Washington Evenmg 
Star, dean of the Peabody Conservatory of Music 
in Baltimore and as president of the Sonneck 
Society for American Music, the founding of 
which he initiated in 1974. The Irving and 
Margery Lowens Collection, given to the universi- 
ty in 1986, contains correspondence, article and 
clipping files, subject files and research notes for 
Mr. Lowens's various publications. 

Margery Morgan Lowens is a musicologist and 
noted authority on the music of Edward Mac- 




Dowell,an important 1 9th-century American 

composer 
The dedication festivities will also include a 

piano recital by Donald Manildi, curator of the 

International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM), 
who will play a group of pieces by 
Uopold Godowsky (1870-1938), an 
eminent pianist and composer whose 
materials are housed in IPAM. The dedi- 
cation program as well as Manildi's 
performance will take place m the 
Joseph & Alma Gildenliom Recital Hall. 
The Performing Arts Library's 



F'HDios at CEoncE sincL£ii:» 



The Performing 
Arts Library, 
which has been 
in use by patrons 
for the past year, 
will finally have 
a dedication 
service. 




circulating, reference, serial and special collec- 
tions combine to make it one of the country's 
largest university libraries of its kind. Opened in 
2000 as pan of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, PAL's public spaces include a spacious 
mam reading room, a separate room for special 
collections, a seminar room and a group study 
room. An exhibition gallery with an adjacent lec- 
ture/concert room links PAL to the Grand Pavil- 
ion of the Performing Arts Center and the excit- 
ing program of events occurring there. 

Light refreshments will be served durii^ the open 
house and nearby free parking will be available. 



Looking at Children's Health 
Through a Different Lens 

Conference to Explore Environmental Factors of Disease 



The University of Maryland 
and the U.S. Environmental Pro- 
tection Agency will host a 
groundbreaking conference to 
examine new ways to assess 
children's risk for disease and 
susceptibility to envirorunental 
toxins. 

The conference , ' Biol ogical 
Variability in Children and 
Implications for Enviroimiental 
Risk Assessment: New Perspec- 
tives on the Roles of Ethnicity, 
Race and Gender," will be held 
Sept. 16-19 at the Inn and Con- 
ference Center. 

"It will bring together htmian 
biologists, anthropological 
geneticists and environmental 
risk assessors to find a new 
model for looking at the Ameri- 



can population and assessing 
their susceptibility to risk," says 
Fatimah Jackson, professor of 
biological anthropology in the 
College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. 

Jackson is a conference direc- 
tor and a pioneer in developing 
new methods for evaluatmg 
populations for risk. J. Scott 
Angle, associate dean for 
research in the College of Agri- 
culture and Natural Resources, 
is also a conference director 

"We arc still working with 
19th century ideas of variabili- 
ty for who is at risk," says Jack- 
son, "We're at the point of 
being convinced that the old 
paradigm needs to be recon- 
structed," 



Jackson calls the old method 
of examining human diversity 
simplistic. "We've broken 
groups into African, European 
or Asian without identifying 
who they are in a biocultural 
sense. But you have to look at 
so much more to get an accu- 
rate picture: where their ances- 
tors came from, where they live 
now, their food, diseases, organi- 
zation of the household. We 
need to look at subsets of popu- 
lations, not just identify them as 
distmct racial categories." 

Jackson is hoping the confer- 
ence will explore options to the 
traditional approach and pro- 
pose altemadves more consis- 

See CONFERENCE, p<^ 4 



SEPTEMBER II, 2001 



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September 11 

11 a.m. -4 p.m., Storiss, 
Spirits, Souls: Selections 
from The Art Gallerv's Per- 
manent Collection Art 

Gallery, Art-Sociology Building. 
See For Your Interest (p. 8) for 
details. 

4-6 p.m.. Beginning Camera 

Art and Learning Center, 0232 
Stamp Student Union (through 
Oct. 30). Learn to use the darik- 
room and print your own film. 
Designed to provide instruc- 
tion on the use of a 35nim, sin- 
gle lens reflex camera. Camera 
features, film characteristics, 
composition, theme develop- 
ment, lighting, special effects 
and digital imaging will be 
introduced. Weekly projects 
and evaluations wiU help stu- 
dents refine techniques and 
equipment (students should be 
experienced in beginning cam- 
era). Any re-loadable 35 mm 
camera may be used. A materi- 
als list will be distributed in 
class (supplies w^lll cost 
between $25-50). Bring your 
camera to the first class. There 
arc two sections, both on Tues- 
days. One runs from 4-6 p.m. 
and the other flpom 6: 1 5-8: 1 5 
p.m. Cost: $ 1 20 for students 
or $ 1 30 for feculty/staff. For 
more information contact 
Alicia Simon at 4-8492 or 
asimon@ union .umd. edu. * 

6-7:30 p.m.. Navigating 
WebCT 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. For students 
enrolled in courses at the Ufii- 
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 accoimt. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost® 
umd5.imid.edu. Register online 
at www,oit.umd.edu/pt. 

6-10 p.m.. Ballroom Dance 
Class 21 1 1 Stamp Student 
Union. Sponsored by An & 
Learning Center For more 
information, contact Alicia 
Simon at 4-8492. 



WEDNESDAV 



September 12 

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rrst Look 

Fair McKeldin MaU. First of 



two days. Thirty to 40 volun- 
teer and community service 
organizations in the College 
Park- Washington, D.C. area will 
assemble on campus to pro- 
vide information about fighting 
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 4-CARE. 
For more information, contact 
Meg Cooperman at 50741. 



WEB DESIGNER AND 
DEVELOPER PROGRAM 






Registration has begun 
for the fall Web Designer 
and Developer Program 
offered by the Office of 
I nf orm ati o n Tech n 1 ogy. , 
The program provides 1 
skills training and men- 
tored worlcsiiops in the 
design, development and 
maintenance of web sites 
to faculty, staff and stu- 
dents. Participants can be 
sponsored by their 
department or program 
or they can sponsor 
themselves. 

The program will be 
held in 4404 Computer & 
Space Science, Tuesdays 
and Thursdays from 9 
a.m. -4 p.m., beginning 
Oct. 16 and running 
through Nov. 8. 

The course fee for fac- 
ulty/staff is $295; for stu- 
dents, $200; for USM 
affiliates, $375, For more 
information, contact Deb- 
orah Mateik at (301) 405- 
2945 , dm16@umail.umd. 
edu, or visit www.oit. 
umd, edu/ WebOevelopen 



12-1 p.m.. Research and 
Development Presentation: 
Living and Learning Pro- 
grams at the University of 
Maryland 0114 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Building. 
with Jean Steffes, director, 
Beyond the Classroom Living 
and Learning Program. For 
more information, contact 
Vivian Boyd, Counseling Cen- 
ter director, at 4-7675. 

7-9 p.m., AIDS Lecture: Rae 
Lou TKorton OBOiydings. At 
23,RaeThortnon discovered 
she was HIV positive. She 
speaks on how she Uves with 
it and how we are all affected 
by AIDS. Sponsored by Delu 



Sigma Theta. For more informa- 
tion, contact Gida DelToro, 
president of the Kappa Phi 
Chapter of Delu Sigma Theta 
Sorority Inc., at deltoro® 
wam.umd.edu or 4-3974. 

7-9 p.m. Meet Coach Gary 
Williams Sheraton Premiere at 
Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg 
Pike,^^enna,Va. Join the Mary- 
land Alumni Associadon's 
Northern Virginia Alumni Club 
to meet Gary Williams '68. The 
reception will feature heavy 
hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. 
Each attendee will receive a 
free gift from the association. 
Cost: $10Alumni Association 
members, $15 non-members. 
To charge by phone or for 
more information, contact 
Robin Chiddo at 5-4678, (800) 
336.8627 or rchiddo® 
accmail, umd . edu . 



H u n s D a V 



September 13 

9 a.m.-12 p.m., UM Business 
Skills Workshop: Processing 
Payroll for Nonresident 
Aliens 1 lOlU Chesapeake. 
Topics of discussion include 
nonresident alien (NRA) 
employees, NRA fellows, NRA 
independent contractors, per- 
manent residents, how to pay 
honoraria to NRAs and docu- 
ments needed to process pay- 
ments. For more information, 
contact the Organizational 
Training & Development 
Office at 5-5651 or visit 
www.personnel.umd.edu. 

1 a.m.-2 p.m., Rrst Look 
Fair McKeldin Mall. Second of 
two days. See Sept. 12 for 
details. 

1 1:30 a.m.. Art Department 
Lecture: Stephen Ellis West 
Gallery, Art-Sociology Building. 
Ellis is an internationally recog- 
nized abstract painter and crit- 
ic whose worits have been 
shown in the major galleries of 
New York, Berlin and Munich. 
His painting have been includ- 
ed in numerous international 
surveys of abstract painting. 
For more information, contact 
Claudia McMonte at 
McMonte2@aol.com. 

4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About 
Teaching: The Greeks 0135 
TMiaferro Hall. With Lillian 
Doherty, Department of Clas- 
sics. 

5-S:30 p.m. Guitar Classes 

2146 Stamp Student Union. 



Sponsored by the Art & Learn- 
ing Center. For more informa- 
tion, contact Alicia Simon at 
4*492, 



September 14 

10 a.m.-l 1 p.m. Hispanic 
Heritage Festival Hombakc 
MaU. Held by the Hispanic Her- 
itage Coalition. For more infor- 
mation, contact Gerado Najera 
at (301) 864-5144. 



September 16 

12-1 p.m.. Biological Vari- 
ability in Children and 
Implications for Environ- 
mental Risk Assessment 

First day of four-day confer- 
ence. See For Your Interest (p. 
8) for details. 

4:30-7:30 p.m.. Intermediate 
MatLab 4404 Computer & 
Space Science.This class con- 
tinues covering critically 
important skills in solving 
matrix and vector operations, 
multiple integrals, differential 
equations, 2-D and 3-D plots in 
parametric, polar, spherical, 
cylindrical, implicit, contour, 
and mesh views and much 
more. Prerequisite: Introduc- 
tion to MatLab and a WAM 
account. Course fee: 
student/GA $ 1 0; faculty/staff 
$20; alumni *25. Register 
online or pay at the door. For 
more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@imid5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 



September 17 

6-9 p.m., Unix: Your WAM 
Account is More than Just 
Email 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. See For Your 
Interest (p. 8) for details. 

6:30-7 p.m.. Terrapin Trail 
Club Meeting Outdoor Recre- 
ation Center, Campus Recre- 
ation Center. See For Your 
Interest (p. 8) for details. 



I E D N E S O AV 



September 19 

8:30 a.m., Interphase2001 : 
Numerical Methods for Free 
Boundary Problems Mathe- 
matics Building. First day of a 
three-day conference spon- 
sored by the Department of 
Mathematics, the Institute for 
Physical Sciences and Technol- 
ogy, the Center for Scientific 
Computation and Mathemati- 
cal Modeling, the Insitute for 
Mathematics and its Applica- 
tions and the NSE For more 
informadon, visit www. math, 
imid . edu/research/inte rphase/. 

9:30-1 1 a.m.. Environmental 
Safety IValnlng 4103 Chesa- 



peake BuUding. Monthly labo- 
ratory safety training required 
for all new laboratory person- 
nel who work in laboratory 
settings and with hazardous 
materials. To register, contact 
Jeanettc Canron at 5-2131 or 
jcartron ©accmail. umd . edu . 

6-9 p.m. Microsoft Excel I: 
Creating and Using Spread- 
sheets 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Tliis class intro- 
duces spreadsheet basics such 
as how to enter values and 
text, create formulas, under- 
stand ceU addressing in 
absolute and relative modes, 
use pre-built functions, link 
between data, auto save work, 
customize a print job, and 
more. Prerequisite: Windows 
98 or equivalent. Students/ 
GAs/GoIden ID $10, faculty/ 
staff $20 and alimini $25. Reg- 
ister online or pay at the door. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@imid5.imid.edu, or 
online www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 



September 20 

2:30-4 p.m.. New Faculty 
Workshop Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall, The Center 
for Teaching ExceUence kicks 

off its FaU 2001 Workshop 
Series. All teachers and others 
interested in ideas and issues 
related to teaching and learn- 
ing are invited. Light refresh- 
ments will be served. For more 
information and to RSVP, 
please visit www,umd.edu/cte 
or contact Mary Wesley at at 
the Center for Teaching Excel- 
lence, 5-9356 or cte@umail. 
umd.edu. 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4->oow or 5-)woi stand for the prefix 314 or 405, Calendar information for Outlook Is compiled from a combination of inforM's master 
calendar and submissions to the Outlook office, SubinlssJofts aro du« two weeks prior to the date «f publlcMtkm. To reach tt\e calendar editor, call 40&-7615 or e-mail to 
oixtloot(@accmaH.ujnd,edu, 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*J, 



Outlook is die weekly faculty-staff 
nctt'spapcr serving the University of 
Msrylind campus community. 

Brodie Remington * Vice 
('resident for Univcnity Relations 

l^reia Ftamiery ■ Executive 
Director <5f University 
Communjcarions and Director of 
Marketing 

George Catlicart • Executive 
Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey ■ Editor 

Cynthia Mitchd • Art Director 

Laura Lee • Clraduatc Assistant 

Letters to the editot. story sugges- 
tions ant! campus information are 
welcome. Please submit all material 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Oulhak, 
2101 Turner Hall, CoUege Part, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 
Fax ■ (301) 314-9344 
E-mail • ouilook@accmail,umd,edu 
www.coUegepublisher, com/oudook 







OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Take 



TAKE FIVE: A WORKSHOP 
WITH THE MASTER OF SALSA 

Learn about salsa by the muskian who practkaUy invented 
it. Larry Harlow, a member of the Latin Legends band, is 
himself a legend. 

As an old pro of Latin rhythms, Harlow 
was raised in Brooklyn as a student of jazz 
and classical music. He discovered Afro-Cuban 
rhythms on trips to Havana in the 1950s. By 
1960 he had helped to create the internatioital- 
ly famous Fania All-Stars. 

Being the recipient of six gold records and 
many Record World and Billboard Awards, Harlow is an 
expert in salsa music. He has produced 30 solo albums and 
more than 160 recordings for other artists. Harlow hopes to 
bring back the high quality Latin music 
of the '60s by spreading his great 
jazzy dance music and taking 
Latin music back to the roots 
of jazz, conga and swing. 
On Tuesday, Sept. 25 
at 5:30 p.m., the first 
"Take Five" of the 
semester will present a 
free talk, demonstration 
and Q &A with Harlow 
in the intimate Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall "Take Five" 
on Tuesdays is a free series 
sponsored by the center to offer 
the community a chance to relax 
while enjoying the arts. "Take Five" will be held on select 
Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Events are designed to provide a 
glimpse into the creative process in the arts and humanities. 

Following "Take Five" join Harlow and The Latin 
Legends Band, featuring Yomo Toro, for an evening of Latin 
rhythms and salsa music at 8 p. m. Opening for the group 
will be Coco Merenson, from the Dominican Republic. For 
tickets to the performanee, please contact the ticket office at 
(301) 405-ARTS. 




The Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center is 
a 17-acre, 318,000-square-foot 
performing arts center located 
on the campus of the 
University of MarylaiicL 

Bxecutive Director 

Sui«n S. Fan 

Director of Marketing and 

C ommunicatiotis 
Brian Jose 

Media Relations Manager 
Amy Harbison 

Com munita dons Coordinator 
/ji Henkiii 

For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact tiie Ticket Office at 
301.405.ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmitheenter, lund , edu . 

Clarice Smith 
Perfoi^ngApts 

Centerat MARyiAND 




Meet the 
Architect 

Learn about the design 
and ai'chitecture of the 
new Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center 
from the man behind it 
all. BuzzYudeli, of 
Cahfornia-based Moore 
Ruble YudeU, will cele- 
brate the official dedica- 
tion of the center with a 
free lecture and Q &: A 
on Friday, Sept, 28 from' 
5:30-6:30 p.m. in the 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 
Moore Ruble Yudel) was 
selected for the project in 
1994 from five interna- 
tionally-acclaimed archi- 
tectural firms. 



Faculty and StaflT Night at the Center 




Linda Ttlkry and the CuKural Heritage Choir are one of two performances scheduled for facuitv and staff 
night Sept. 28. 



TO celebrate the offi- 
cial dedication of 
the Clarice Smith 
PerforiTiing Arts 
Center, President Dan Mote 
invites university faculty and 
staff to attend a special event 
exclusively for them, 

On Sept. 28 beginning at 
6:30 p.m., there will be a 
special reception in the 
Grand Pavilion and a tour of 
the building. At 8 p.m., 
attend a performance of 
eidier Beethoven's Ninth 



Symphony or Linda TUIery 
and the Cultural Heritage 
Choir. Beetlioven's towering 
work unites the University of 
Maryland Symphony Orches- 
tra and Choirs for their first 
coLaboration in the new 
Concert Hall and will be con- 
ducted by new Director of 
Orchestral Activities James 
Ros,-!, Linda Tillery and the 
Cultural Heritage Choir is 
one of the most vital per- 
forming groups in its field, 
bringing traditional forms of 



African American culture to 
the stage. 

Complimentary tickets are 
limited to two per person 
and are available on a flrst- 
come basis. For tickets to 
either concert, visit the 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center Ticket Office 
from 1 1 a.m-9 p.m. Monday- 
Saturday or 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Sunday; or make reservations 
by e-mail to 

jlegarrc@wam.umd.edu by 
Sept. 20. 




Two students worlk on the library scene for the upcoming 
collaborstive performance of "The Music Mat)." The musical 
will open on Oct. 19 in the tna and Jack Kav Theatre. Ninety 
percent of the constnurtion work Is being done by students. 



Army 

Ambassadors 
Bring Musical 
Americana 

Free Performance by tlie 
Critically-Aalaimed Musical 
Ambassadors of the Army 

The United States Army 
Field Band, tlie premier tour- 
ing musical representative 
for the U.S. Army, will per- 
form on Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 
p.m. in the Concert Hall of 
the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. 

The program for the 
evening will feature Colonel 
Finley R. Hamilton as con- 
ductor. The Field Band will 
perform their much antici- 
pated summer concert style 
of Americana, designed to 
appeal to all audiences, 
offering classical, semi-classi- 
cal and popular selections, 
choral arrangements, novelty 
numbers and military 
marches. 



SEPTEMBER II 



2 1 



Golf Course: Going Green All the Way 

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Various areas of the university golf 
course reflect the staff's commit- 
ment to the environment. At top, 
golfers tee off amidst trees and 
ponds. Above, a heron enjoys a 
perch on a tranquil pond. Above 
right and right, examples of the 
facilrty's native plant life thrhre. 



tive Sanctuary System, a pro 
gram administered by Audubon 
International. Though Maynor 
says the course has always tried 
to preserve as much of the 
native flora and fauna as possi- 
ble, completing this phase of 
the certification process 
showed them ways to make the 
facility even more environmcn- 
taity friendly. 

"We didn't have an erosion 
program. We didn't have differ- ■ 
ent kinds of bird houses," he 
explains. Marlins, for example*, 
are communal birds who don't 
mind being housed around 
human traffic. Bluebifd.s preter 
to be in single-bird family hous- 
es and away from golfers. 

"We had to identify all of the- 
wildlife species that live here," 
• says Maynor. Red fox, hdwks, 
deer, squirrels and rabbits are 
among some of the animals that 
call the course home. 

"The program has six phas- 
es," says McFcrrcn. "We've com- 
pleted the first phase, creating 
an environmental plan. The 
next phase is wildlife and habi- 
tat managment.The others are 
chemical use reduction and 
safety, water conservation, 
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outreach and education." The 
phases can be completed con- 
currently and the course's mas- 
ter plan already includes sever- 
al elements of future phases. 
*We'rc planning on creating a 
nature trail aibund the golf 
course for the outreach and 
education part," says McFerren. 
"Then have a day dedicated for 
the public to bring your kids 
out." 

A 20-page questionnaire 
asked McFerren s staff about 
chemical storage, water quality, 
trails and a host .of other areas. 
In response to some of • 
Audubon's concerns about 
water quality, aeration systems 
were put into all ponds. 

"The scum that develops on 
the surface reduces oxygen for 
the fish," says Maynor "We also 
put grass around the banks to 
decrease erosion." 

They have even created no- 
tread zones. A large wildflower 



patch sitting in front t}f the 
course is also a nesting area for 
deer. "If you hit your ball in 
there, it's just lost. You can't go 
in there and get it," says Maynor 

He adds that the course 
involves students in all of its 
grounds work, which included 
. planting nearly 50 trees in the 
last year 

Maynor and McFerren were 
already committed to making 
the 42-year-Gld championship 
course an environmentally 
responsible showcase. For 
example, they replaced gas golf 
carts with electric carts even - 
tx;fore the Audubon recommen- 
dations. The recent certifica- 
tion, Maynor says, just takes 
their commitment even further. 

"We're a lot more conscious 
about what we put out here 
and what we cut down," he 
says. "We have to get the golf 
course to work utilizing the 
area we have." 



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Conference: Genetics, 

Geography Factor Into 
Health Risks 

Continued from page 1 



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tent with the newest scientific 
data on biological variability 
and risk assessment. 

A driving force in the move 
to change risk assessment 
methods is the information 
that has emerged from the 
mapping of the human 
genome. "The human genome 
project has shown us that all 
humans are tremendously sim- 
ilar and that differences are 
mainly the result of gene-envi- 
ronment interactions," says 
Jackson. "We're all made up of 
sequences of genes that com- 
bine to make us 
more or less sus- 
ceptible to specif- 
ic disease or the 
effects of expo- 
sure to particular 
toxicants." 

A graphic 
example of how 
genetic back- 
ground and geog- 
raphy can play 
into risk for dis- 
ease emerged 
from research by 
Charles Christian, 
of the university's 
geography depart- 
ment. In his map- 
ping of incidence 
of alcohol-related 
deaths among 
about 30 tribes of 
Native Americans 
in Oklahoma, he 
found extreme 
differences 
between the 
groups in the 
western and east- 
ern parts of the 
state. A quarter of 
aU deaths among 
western tribes 
were alcohol- 
related. Among 
eastern tribes, 
alcohol-related 
deaths accoimted 
for only five per 
cent of mortality. 

"The difference 
appears to be 
direcdy related to 
historical relation- 
ships that existed long ago," 
says Christian. "The tribes in 
the western part of Oklahoma 
were treated considerably 
inoce harshly and efforts were 
made to completely destroy 
their culture. 

"Eastern tribes, such as the 
Cherokee, on the other hand, 
were peacefully moved and 
assured of having a relatively 
decent home in the Oklalioma 
Territory. Had we just taken a 
random sampling of all Native 
Americans in Oklahoma," says 
Christian, "We would have 
come up with a much differ- 
ent and inaccurate picture." 

At the university, Jackson 
heads the Genomic Models 
Research group, a group com- 
posed of faculty and students 



that meets weekly to work on 
models of bioanthropological 
variation. Their aim is to 
develop anthropologically 
sophisticated models to 
undei^tand the interaction of 
human molecular genetic 
diversity and the environ- 
ment. 

Jackson hopes the confer- 
ence results will suggest 
improved disease detection 
and health care delivery. "If 
we're able to see how toxi- 
cants affect different genetic 
groups, we can do a better job 



he following worksho 
are open to Maryland stu- 
dents, faculty and staff at 

no charge. They wilt be held on 

Sept. 16. 

• Bioethics and Human Variabil- 
ity, 12:30-2 pm~-Dr. Robert Mur- 
ray, Howard University, Fellow of 
the Institute of 
Medicine 

• DNA Sequencing and Genetic 
Profiling, 12:30-2 pm— Dr. Klaus 
Lindpaintner, Molecular Geneti- 
cist and VP for Research, Roche 
Laboratories, Switzerland 

• Environmental Risk and Expo- 
sure, 2:30-4:30 pm.— Dr. Gary 
Kimmei, US Environmental Pro- 
tection Agency 

• Geographical Information 
Systems, 5- 6:30 p.m. — Dr., 
Stephen Prince, University of 
Maryland Department of Geogra- 
phy 

• Social Construction of Ethnici- 
ty, Race and Gender, 5-6:30 
p.m. — Or, Bonnie Dill, University 
"of Maryland Department of 
Wo men's. Studies, director of the 
Consortium on Race, Gender and 
Ethnicity 



of prevention and treatment." 
The conference will be one 
of the first opportunities for 
scientists working in ethnic 
biodiversity and risk assess- 
ment to collaborate. Speakers 
wiU include Kenneth Olden, 
director of the Environmental ■ 
Genome Project and the 
National Institute for Environ- 
mental Health Sciences. 
University of Maryland stu- 
dents, faculty and staff are 
invited to attend a series of 
free conference workshops 
Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16. 
Seating is limited to 20 per 
woricshop, on a first-come- 
first-scrved basis. Registration 
is recommended. To register 
and for more information, visit 
www.epaumdconf.umd.edu. 



OUTLO OK 





School of Architecture Steps Up Recruitment Effort 

To help attract the best stu- 
dents nationwide, the university 
has hired Lee Waldtep as assistant 
director of the School of 
Architecture. Waldrep will focus 
on student recruitment and advise 
students on career and academic 
development. 

"When people talk about the 
top schools of architecture, our 
name doesn't roll off the tongue," 
Waldrep said. "But out academic 
program provides an outstanding, 
top-ranked education. It's a matter 
of getting that word out." 

In addition to his background 
in architecture, Waldrep holds a 
doctorate in counseling and 
development. Last October he 
created ARCHCateers, a Web site 
that offers information and advice 
for people interested in the field. 
Since then, the site (www.archca- 
reers.net) has received more than 
70,000 hits. 

Waldrep comes to the univer- 
sity fir^m the Illinois Institute of 
Teclmology where he served as 
the assistant dean in the College 
of Architecture for six years. 

PHOTO flV JOHN T CONSOLI 



Taking the University to the World on the Web 

This is tbe first in an occasionat ^^ ■^, 
series that spotlights interesting 
Web sites that are connected to the uni- 
versity and provide a resource that is 
utilized by a larger audience. 

Name: Home and Garden Inibrmation 

Center (HGIC);' 

www. agar, umd . ed u/users/hgic/ 

University afflliatloii: Maryland Coop- 
erative Extension, CoUegp of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources 



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Creator/edifor; Mary Kay Malinoski, . 
entomologist - . 

Aistoiy/development: The site first 
appeared in 1 995 and was revamped 
in 1999. HGIC was publishing several 
newsletters and other publications with 
diagnostic information and gardening 
tips. They wanted to go deeper than just 
listing symptoms by providing color 
photos of what the actual symptoms 
looked like. For cost reasons, they 



moved to the Web, 

Features: The site offers tips on garden- 
ing; gives alerts on weeds, pests and dis- 
eases; contaiiis links to HGIC publica- 
tions and FAQ sheets on gardening; has 
color photos and extensive diagnostic 
information. Theie is also a list of other 
sites that could be helpful tesources and 
testing for master gardeners. 

Awards; Lightspan Award March 2001, 



for educational site of the year 

Audience: People who have questions 
about all facets of gardening. 

What makes it speclaL- The diagnos- 
tics page is one of a kind. Ii is thorough 
and vi.ser friendly. Although it is still 
being updated, it expected to be com- 
plete in about a year This page offers 
diagnostic information on all types of 
fruits, vegetables, trees, grass and more. 
There are color photos and comprehen- 
sive texts so that someone who doesn't 
know what's wrong can figure it out. 
"We have the idea that people are com- 
ing in not know what their problem is" • 
Malinoski said. "It helps us teach people 
what's wrong. They're learning what to 
look for and what to do." 

A feature launched last spring takes e- 
mail questions from users. In addition 
to calling the hotline, users can e-mail 
inquiries, and even attach photos, so 
that HCIC can better help them with 
their problems, HGIC has received e- 
mails from all over the country and 
even overseas. 

Malinoski gets help from HGIC staff 
members David Clement and Jon 
Traimfeld. 



Notable 



The College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources had two Exten- 
sion faculty take top honors at the 
86th Annual National Association 
of County Agricultural Agents 
(NACAA) meeting held in Albu- 
querque, New Mexico. Donald 
Schwartz Jr. (Washington Coun- 
ty) received a Distinguished Ser- 
vice Award for his work testing 
grass varieties to improve livestock 
systems in the mid-Adantic. David 
Myers (Anne Arundel Coimty) 
won the Achievement Award for 
developing and teaching an intro- 
duction to farming course, and 
acquiring a grant to study grapes 
as an alternative crop. 

Lindley Darden, professor of phi- 
losophy, became president of the 
International Society for History, 
Pliilosophy, and Social Studies of 
Biology. During her two year term, 
she will guide plans for the soci- 
ety's meeting in Vienna, Austria in 
July 2003. 

Lawrence Moss, with the School 
of Music, has been chosen as an 
American Society of Composers, 
Authors & Publishers ASCAPLU$ 
Standard award recipient. The 
cash award reflects the society's 
continuing commitment to 
encourage writers of serious 
music. An independent panel 
reviews each writer's catalog of 
original compositions and recent 
pcformances of works not sur- 
veyed by the society. 

The National Science Founda- 
tion's Program for Gender Equity 
(PGE) in Science, Mathematics, 
Engineering and Technology 
(SMET) awarded the Clark School 
of Engineering $900,000 over the 
next three years to fimd a program 
named RISE, Research Internships 
in Science and Engineering. Collab- 
orative funding from the College 
of Engineering will bring the total 
resources of the RISE Program to 
$1,000,000. 

Written by Linda Schmidt, 
Janet Schmidt and Anne 
Spence, the program is designed 
to encourage the participation and 
persistence of women students in 
engineering and the sciences. The 
first RISE student class will arrive 
on campus in summer 2002. 

At the core of RISE is support 
for female faculty mentors as they 
lead teams of women students in 
high-quajity research across the 
breadth of science andengineering 
fields studied at the University of 
Maryland, The research teams i^iU 
be trained in SMET research fun- 
damentals, mentoring partner- 
ships, team functioning and psy- 
chological constructs key to 
enhancing the successfulleaming 
of women students. The college 
hopes that the program will be 
the foundation for increased 
recruitment and retention of 
female students at both the under- 
graduate and ^aduate levels in 
engineering. 



SEPTEMBEB II, 200I 



Climbing Center Offers a Heady Challenge 



Peering down from 
my 55-foot perch, I 
felt such a rush. My 
hands were a bit 
shaky and I was not 
too sure of the descent, but it 
didn't matter. I had just ciimbed 
my first wall. 

1 accomplished my vic- 
tory on campus at the 
Outdoor Recreation Cen- 
ter's (ORO Terrapin 
Climbing Center CTCC). 
Sitting on the back side of 
the Campus Recreation 
Center, TCC offers CRC 
members a wall with sev- 
eral climbing surfaces of 
varying difficulty. There is 
also a bouldering grotto (a 
imall, wood, cave-like 
structure covered with 
stone hand and foot 
holds) tliat visitors can 
use to try out new climb- 
ing techniques or warm 
up, and an extensive team 
adventure challenge 
course. 

My ascent began, as all 
climbs do, with a visit to 
the ORC's front desk. 
Before anyone scales any 
wall, they must first sign a 
waiver and check out a 
harness and helmet, perhaps 
even climbing shoes. Climbers 
may bring their own equip- 
ment, but ORC strongly recom- 
mends that participants rent 
one of their 30 harnesses, hel- 
mets or other pieces of equip- 
ment. They cannot guarantee 
the safety of gear not main- 
tained by ORC. Once desk staff 
is sure you've gone through 
these steps, a black OK is 
stamped onto your left hand. 
Then it's oufitde to the wall. 

Now, I am not going to claim 
that scaling a wall rising more 
than 50 feet into the air didn't 
give me pause, but what's life 
without a bit of challenge? Any- 
how, Jacob Sciammas, the new 



adventure challenge coordina- 
tor needed a bit of help getting 
feculty and staff out to TCC. It's 
not just for the students, he 
says, and it's for every skill 
level. So I considered it my edi- 
torial and campus community 
duty to tackle the wall. 



for certification. Those with 
prior experience may take the 
test and be classifled as either 
probationary or certified. Pro- 
bationary climbers will need a 
certified backup belayer until 
they pass the test. More on 
belayers below. 




Clockwise from above: Jacob Sciammas, adventure challenge coordinator, 
demonstrates climbing technique in the bouldering grotto, A few feet 
from the top, the author decides it's safe to look down, Scott James, a 
philosophy teaching assistant, is one of TCC's expert climbers and a climt> 
designer. Here, he does some maintenance work on a wall. 



> 

The squeamish or those 
who need a refresher 
course may want to take 
one of TCC's Climb Safe Clin- 
ics. Held every evening except 
Tuesday, the two-hour course 
explains every aspect of climb- 
ing the wall. Participants, who 
must register in advance and 
pay a $ 1 5 fee, learn terminolo- 
gy and technique. Prospective 
climbers take a practice skills 
test, bur will need to come 
back and take the test again 



Get on the Bus! 

(WeU, the Van) 

Campus Parking has some openings in their 
two pilot van pools from Bowie Crossing 
(Northview Dr, and Collington Road near rte. 
197) and Scaggsville Rt. 216. Each van will pick 
up at each park and ride at 7:15 a.m. and offer 
direct deliveiy of riders to three locations on 
campus around 8 a.m. Each van will leave cam- 
pus at 4:45 p.m. 

FuD-time participants in these vans do not 
pay parking fees when enrolled in the program. 
Van pools are expected to start in mid- to late 
September. If you are interested in participating 
in either of these pools please call Ray Stoner at 
(301) 314-7203 or rstoner@accmail.umd.edu, 
or Chris Leween at (301) 405-0545 or log on 
to ww\v. info. umd.edu/dcp and click on the 
PAR V logo and 611 out the online application. 



There is also a free First-time= 
Climbers Night every T\iesday 
where Sciammas' supportive 
and patient student staff assists 
new climbers. 

One of these helpful souls, 
JiUian McBride, was my belay- 
er. A belayer is responsible for 
keeping you from an unfortu- 
nate meeting with the ground 
through strong rope and sim- 
ple technology. One end of the 
rope is threaded through a 
belay device and a carabiner, a 
metal tool that helps regulate 
the tension on the rope. The 
rope then goes up the wall, 
back down and the other end 
is attached to you through the 
harness. Belayers at TCC 
anchor themselves to boulders 
and logs on the ground. When 
1 ask Sciammas if it mattered 
that the belayer may not weigh 
much more than the climber, 
he assures me of the beauty of 
the belaying system — it does- 
n't matter how big, small or 
strong you are. The device cre- 
ates up to three bends in the 
rope that hold the weight 
using only friction. 

Once 1 mounted the 
first set of holds and 
felt McBride's gentle 
tension keeping my derriere 
above my ankles, I see he's 
right. It can become a com- 
fortable experience if, as 
McBride says, you trust your- 
self and the belayer. By the 
time I'm clearing the halfway 
mark, I'm feeling a bit cocky 
and look down to Sciammas 
and McBride. 'Wliew, they look 
tiny. I reach the top, appreci- 
ate the view and give the com- 




mand, "Lower me." I bring my 
legs parallel to the ground, let 
go of the wall and walk down 
holding onto the rope, while 
McBride releases just enough 
tension to keep me from 
plummeting. 

My feet back on horizontal 
ground, I feel compelled to do 
a more difficult climb. This is a 
compulsion that will surely 
lead to more time at TCC. I 
hope to see many of you up 
there with me. 

— ^MoNETTE Austin Bailey, 

EOnOR, OlTTLOOK 



For more infor- 
mation on the 
climbing wall or 
the team adventure 
challenge course, call 
Sciammas at (301) 
226-4456. Groups 
may reserve the 
Climbing Center by 
calling also. For 
equipment rental 
rates, call (301) 226- 
4453. 



OUTLOOK 



Rankings! Deans Pleased With Positions 

Continued JTom page 1 



the business school, "All of us 
at the Smith School are com- 
mitted to building our under- 
graduate program into one of 
the greatest programs in the 
world," he said. 

In the business specialties, 
programs in e-commerce and 
supply chain management 
were both ranked fourth best 
in the country. Others in tlie 
top 20 were management 
information systems, 10th; 
entrcpreneurship, 11th; gen- 
eral management, l4th;and 
production operadons, 16th. 

The A.James Claric School 



of Engineering slipped from 
22nd to 26th among universi- 
ties that offer doctorate 
degrees. Its program in aero- 
space engineering was 
ranked 13th. 

Engineering Dean Nariman 
Farvardin observed that his 
school has hovered in the 
mid-20s for the past three 
years. "This is a very 
respectable position, consid- 
ering the company of high 
quality institutioas we are in," 
he said. "We are determined 
to continue to woric hard 
toward achieving higher lev- 



els of excellence, and 1 am 
sure with time the opinion 
rankings will become a true 
reflection of our progress and 
accomplishments." 

Over the past 1 years, the 
university has steadily 
improved in the level and 
number of programs includ- 
ed in this national ranking. In 
1991 only five Maryland pro- 
grams were recognized by 
the U.S. News ranking. With 
this latest report, 61 pro- 
grams are cited across the 
undergraduate and graduate 
listings. 



FallFest Attracts Record Crowd 





1 tJOURTEfi^ flf 1,0ft! MIU 



FallFest 2001, a career fair and tailgate party hosted by the Utiiversity of 
Maryland Alumni Association, the A, James Clark Spliool of Engineering and the 
Robert H. Smith School of Business, was held on Saturday before the 
Maryland/Eastern Michigan football game. Students and alumni had the opportu- 
nity to network with representatives of 34 major corporations in the Mid- Atlantic 
Region. 

Above, Crayola the Clown helps a student get into the spirit of FallFest and 
football. At top, a representative from an area employer discusses job opportunities 
with students. 









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y, the president and his team are gaining know- 
how, seen in Bush's increasingly skillful negotiations 
with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, That has changed 
the power equation," says Martha Joynt Kumar, a Uni- 
versity of Maryland political scientist. "If members of 
Congress see thcprestdent as a competent dealmak- 
er, why would they go to No. 2 when they can go to 
No. 1?" — Visiting Academy of Leadership scholar 
Kumar reflects on an emering George Btish at the 
White House. (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 6) 

At the University of Maryland's Smith School, applica- 
tions remained steady, at about 2,000. But the num- 
ber of students intending to show up on campus is 
up. The school has space for 225 new students, but 
246 indicated they will attend this fkil."If they don't 
show up for orientation," says Howard Frank, the 
dean," we'll throw them out." — Prank shares a prob- 
lem tuith the rest ofcamptis. (Washington Techway, 
Sept. 3) 

"The University of Maryland is the only East Cx»ast 
public university with top departments in all three 
areas of computer science, physics and mathemat- 
ics," according to a fact sheet Halperin gives out. The 
case for getthig the region to embrace the University 
of Maryland as a top research Institution around 
which businesses can be built is getting a boost with 
tlie current construction of a new facility to house 
the Center for Scientific Computation and Matlie- 
matical Modeling. — Mathematician Stefe HalperiJt, 
dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical 
and Computer Science, points to the numbers to 
substantiate his claims. (Potomac Tech Journal, 
Sept. 3) 

"Students are going into newsrooms. . .their stories 
are going on the Web and they end up in a comer on 
TV because the company has a cable stadon," he said. 
"It's important that they understand and ai« not 
a^E^d of technology. . .we want to make sure all of 
our students have some exposure to the various 
media." — Tom Kunkel, dean of the College of Jour- 
nalism, does not want to send his graduates into a 
professional cul de sac, but rather to give training 
to fit the netv world of journalism. (Quill, 
July/August 2001) 

There is also dismay about the contested 2000 presi- 
dential election, especially among Democrats. Gar 
Alpervitz. . . said: "The number of people who believe 
government is responsive to their needs has plum- 
meted in the last 35 years. That is why people are 
not participating. There is a crisis of demcKracy and 
Florida (where the result was delayed in a dispute 
over countii^) was a symbol of the worst of it." — 
Alpervitz, a professor of government and politics, 
lamefits the lack of civic interest worsened, be 
thinks, by the Florida election debacle. (Financial 
Times, Sept. 5) 

Amett says employers have been more than happy to 
accommodate youth in the past decade, lavishing 
them with ingratiating treatment — while they try to 
find "what they really want out of life" — but he ssys 
many older people are now challcngii^ "an 
unhealUiy way to look at work and the workplace. 
Saying they're not going to work long hours or bow 
and scrape to companies that probably aren't too 
concerned about them anyway, or that they're not 
going to be defined by their work is fine. But it's 
unliealthy if young adults don't define themselves by 
something other dian just their lificstyle or the con- 
sumption of products and ftm experiences." — Visit- 
ingprofessor in human development Jeffrey Amett 
comments on what young adults want ottt of the 
workplace, and how that might not be best (Toron- 
IStar, Sept. 4) 



SEPTEMBER II 



2 1 




of 

CommunJcatHHi 
Commences Centennial 
Colloquium Series 

The first lecture in this fall's 
Department of Cotrnnunica- 
tjon Centennial Colloquium 
Scries is presented by Mitchell 
Stephens and is titled "A Histor- 
ical Perspective on the Future 
of Video and the Web." Called a 
"visionary thinker" by the San 
Francisco Chronicle, Stephens 
is the author of five books and 
more than 50 articles. He is 




to SMrim at CHS 



Campus Recreation Services' 
Learn to Swim Program has 
classes for ages 6 months to 
adult. Classes are offered this 
fall cither twice a week for 4 
weeks or once a w^eek on Sat- 
urdays for 8 weeks. Each ses- 
sion is 30-40 minutes in 
length. 

The fee for the program is 
$50, and classes are held in the 
pool at the Campus Recreation 
Center (CRC). Register online 
at www.crs.umd.edu or at the 



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





PHI^TO at CTNTHPA MITCHEL 



The West Chapei's garden offers a message of peace (in eight languages, 
including sign) and, with its roses, magnolias and shade trees, a tranquil 
spot conducive to rest and reflection. 




currently a professor in the 
Department of Journalism and 
Mass Communication at New 
York University. 

Stephens' most recent 
book, "the rise of the image the 
fall of the word" (Oxford), was 
hailed by the Wilson Quarterly 
as a "fascinating, coimterintu- 
itivc tour-de-forcc." Stephens is 
also the author of "A History of 
News," "Broadcast News" and 
""Writing and Reporting the 
News." 

Along with his scholarly 
publications, Stephens' com- 
mentary and reporting has 
appeared in, the New York 
Times, the Washington Post, 
the Chicago Tribime and 
Newsday. 

The lecture will take place 
on Friday, Sept. 14 from 12- 
1:15 p.m. (Upcoming lectures 
in the series take place on 
Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and 26, and 
Dec. 7.) All lectures are held in 
O2Q0 Skinner. For more Infor- 
mation about the Centeimial 
Colloquium Series, contact 
Tievor Parry-Giles at 
tp54@utnail.imid.edu or visit 
'www.coinm.umd.edu. 



Member Services Desk In the 
CRC. For more information, 
contact Laura Sutter at (301) 
405-PLAY (7529) or 
wwTV.crs.umd.edu. 



Scuba Diving Course 

Learn the basics of scuba div- 
ing and receive basic scuba 
certification. Campus Recre* 
ation Services offers this 
course to include 30 hours of 
classroom and pool work, fol- 
lowed by 5 open water dives. 
A NAUI certification will be 
awarded to those who attend 
all classes and pass the skills 
tests and written exam. Partic- 
ipants must be at least 1 2 
years old and pass a swim- 
ming proficiency test. Addi- 
tional fees charged for certifi- 
cation dives. 

The course meets Tuesdays 
from Sept. 18-Nov 20 and is 
held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the 
Campus Recreation Center 
pool. The fee is $275. Register 
by Sept. 1 1 at www.crs.umd. 
edu via credit card or at the 
Member Services Desk in the 




i: Biological 
Variabilltv In Children 
and Implications for 
Environmental Risk 
Assessment 

A conference on Biological 
Variability in Children and 
Implications for Environmental 
Risk Assessment is expected to 
provide new perspectives on 
the roles of ethnicity, race and 
gender for environmental risk 
assessment. The primary 
objective of the conference is 
to survey the state of the sci- 
ence on intra- and inter^roup 
variability for important risk- 
related parameters and to 
examine the implications of 
these differences for health ■ 
risk assessment. In the process, 
we will develop an inventory 
of what is known antl what is 
not known related to human 
biodiversity in cliildren and 
risk assessment. Collaborations 
among scientists working on 
these issues have been rare. 
Thus, the goal is to create a 
forum ^vhereby representa- 
tives of divergent disciplines 
feel comfortable addressing 
cross-cultural issues tliat, until 
tliis conference, have never 
been expressed in a meaning- 
ful forum. 

The Conference is being 
held at the University Inn and 
Conference Center from Sept, 
16-19. Pre-conference work- 
shops are $100 and tlie Open- 
ing Banquet-Surgeon General 
is $40. For more information, 
contact Jennifer Moore at 
(301) 314-7884 or jmoore2@ 
accmail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.pware.com. 



Unix: Your WAM 
Account Is Mf»re than 
Just Email 

The Office of Information 
Technology is offering a class 
that introduces the Unix oper- 
ating system. Severaf concepts 
such as file and directory 
manipulation commands, navi- 
gational skills and the Pico edi- 
tor will be covered. The class 
will not teach programming 
skiUs and the only prerequisite 
is having a WAM account. 

The class meets Monday, 
Sept. 17, from 6-9 p.m., in 4404 
Computer and Space Science. 
The cost is $10 for students 
and GAs; $20 for faculty and 
staff; $25 for alimmi. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at (301) 405-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www,oit.umd.edu/pt. 



Terrapin Ik^H Chib 



The Terrapin Trail Club, a stu- 
dent-run organization open to 
all students, faculty and staff, 
sponsors various outdoor 
recreational activities such as 



hiking, backpacking, camping, 
motmtain biking, caving, rock 
climbing, canoeing, and kayak- 
ing. The club's primary inter- 
est is to meet other outdoor 
enthusiasts to share the love 
for the outdoors. 

The club is meeting Monday, 
Sept, 17,from 6:30-7 p.m. at 
the Outdoor Recreation Cen- 
ter, Campus Recreation Center, 
For more information, contact 
TraU Club Officers at (301) 
226-HIKE or um-trail-club- 
officers@egroups.com, or visit 
wvsTV. ttc . umd . edu . 



Stories. Spirits, Souls 
Collection at the Art 
Gallery 

"Stories, Spirits, Souls," an 
exlvibit w^ith selections from 
the Art Gallery's Permanent 
Collection, is being featured 
in the Art Gallery. Curated by 
Dorit Yaron, the exhibit 
includes 19th-20th-century 
African objects, 20th-centur>' 
American art (books, paint- 
ings, photography, & prints), 
17th - 20th-century European 
art (books & prints) and 
20th-century Japanese prints, 
with works by Bannister, 
Bcarden, Biddle, Black, 
Christie, Costigan, Crimi, 
Dauraier, Delia Bella, Edelson, 
Flack, Frankel, Furnival, Gen- 
oves, Gorsline, Gossage, 
Grooms, Hundertwasser, Kat- 
suro, Kawada, Kawakami, 
Kokoschka, Leskoschek, 
Lidow, Lindner, Marsh, Marx, 
Mendez, Neel, Ovenden, Perl- 
mutter, Procktor, Ramos, Reis- 
man. Rivers, Rothenstein, 
Saito, Seymour, Shahn, 
Shibuya, Stephenson and 
Warhol. 

The Art Gallery is located in 
the Art-Sociology building and 
is open from 1 1 a.m.4 p.m. 
For more information, contact 
the Art Gallery at (301) 405- 
2763 or artgal@umail.umd. 
edu, or visit www. inform. iraid. 
edu/ArtGal. 



Group Fitness Instructor 
Draining 

Learn the necessary skills for 
teaching safe and effective 
group exercise classes. This 
CRS instructor training course 
will cover both theoretical 
and practical teaching skills, 
such as anatomy, kinesiology, 
exercise physiology, resistance 
training, stretching, cueing 
techniques, and creating cho- 
reography needed to success- 
fully teach a variety of class 
formats. No previous experi- 
ence or certifications 
required. 

The course begins Monday, 
Sept. 17 and is held from 3-5 
p.m. in the Aerobics Room in 
the Campus Recreation Cen- 
ter. The fee is $150. Register 
ordine at www.crs.umd.edu 
via credit card or at the Mem- 
ber Services Desk in the CRC, 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-PLAY, or contact ' 
Sharon Adams at (301) 226- 
4418 or visit 
www.crs.urad.edu.