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In This Issue: 
The Clarice 
Smith Performing 
Arts Center 
Dedication Week 

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University Comes Together, Copes Together 

Former Faculty 
and Staff Members 
Die in Attacks 

Former University of Maryland 
employees Charles S, Falken 
berg and Leslie A. Whittington, 
both 45, died last Tuesday, Sept. 11. 
They were passengers on American 
Airlines flight 77 that left Dulles and 
was in route to Los Angeles.The 
plane was hijacked and crashed into 
the Pentagon. Falkenberg and Whit- 
tington were married for 17 years 
and lived in University Park witfi 
their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and 
Dana, 3, who were also on the 

The couple moved here in 1 989 
from Colorado. Whittington, who 
had recently earned her Ph.D.. 
became an assistant professor in the 
College of Human Ecology, later 
moving to the Department of Agri- 
cultural and Resource Economics. 
Falkenberg, who had worked for 
several years in the field of comput- 
er science, entered the university as 
an undergraduate. He went on to 

See COLI£AGUES, page 3 

Campus Phone 
Mirrored Nation^s 

Don Riley, vice president and 
chief Information officer for the 
Office of Information Technology, 
said last Tuesday's problems with 
phone service and voice mail were 
not unusual considering the high 
volume of calling going on around 
the nation. 

"The only thing that was working 
was email. I have two kids who live 
in Minnesota," he said. "They could- 
n't reach me by phone, but I got 
emails from both of them. They 
were worried that I might be attend- 
ing meetings in D.C. I was supposed 
to be at the NSF [National Science 
Foundation] , which is one mile west 
of the Pentagon." 

Riley said OFF Is in the process of 
scheduled upgrade of the campus' 
three main phone switches, The last, 
and largest, of the upgrades is sched- 
uled for December. 

"We feel strongly that if we had it 
upgraded earlier, we may not have 
had all of the internal problems, but 
that wouldn't have fixed the exter- 
nal [trafTlcl.This is just specutadon." 

His wife is also in Minnesota visit- 
ing family. The email messages from 
their children urged him to call her, 
not realizing that it was just as hard 
for him to get clear lines out."! said I 
couldn't do that," he said, "but you 
can let her know I'm all right." 


Service on McKeldin Mall Offers a 
Time for Healing and Reflection 

On a clear, hot, beautiful 
day last week, the Univer- 
sity of Maryland communi- 
ty shared some of its grief 
in a Service of Mourning. 
It also shared its hope and 
began its healing. 

streamed onto 
McKeldin Mall 
toward the library 
In a somber pro- 
cession, past 
empty tables set 
up for the can- 
celled first day of 
the First Look 
Fair. The Prism 
Brass Quintet 
played softly as 
friends hugged 
each other and 
waited quietly. 
The absence of 
chairs didn't 
seem to bother 
anyone as they 
sat or stood in the 
bright sun. Most did not 
come for physical comfort 

"There's so many 
thoughts in our heads." 
said Anju Sidhu, a senior 
neurobiology and physics 
major from Columbia, Md, 
"This is a good forum for 
discussion later on." 

The service opened 
with Scott Brown, execu- 
tive director of Hillel Jew- 
ish Student Center, talking 
about the significance of 
sounding the shofar, a 
trumpet made of a ram's 

lowed by President Dan 
Mote who spoke of the 
need to be there for each 

"This will help us regain 
our balance," he said. 

Kim Capps, a United 


The Service of Mourning ended with the placement of flowers along 
the DDK fountain. They were buried Friday at the east end of the mall. 

horn, "The wailing... 
expresses our grief," he 
said before Rabbi Eli Bach- 
man from the Chabad con- 
gregation sounded the 

All Darwish, chaplain 
for the Muslims on cam- 
pus, quoted the Koran and 
said a prayer. He was fol- 

Methodist minister, intro- 
duced one of the most 
poignant moments of the 

"In many cultures, one 
of the symbols of mourn- 
ing is the flower. It sym- 
bolizes the beauty of life 

See SERVICE, page 4 

Services All Over 
Campus Offer 
Solace to Students 

Students gathered, in organized 
and impromptu setdngs, all 
over the campus last Tuesday as 
the university community tried to 
console one another after the attacks 
in New York and Washington, D.C. 

At the chapel, on McKeldin Mall, 
on LaPIata Beach, in the Nyumburu 
Cultural Center and elsewhere stu- 
dents prayed and cried^and tried to 
make sense of the tragedies. 

"We had so many kids stopping by 
that we sent word out that we were 
holding a mass at 7:30 p.m.," said Wil 
liam Byrne, the university's Catholic 
chaplain. "We got a phone tree going. 
Students were shocked and scared." 

Approximately 1,000 students 
showed up for the mass, which 
Byrne said was held in response to 
the Pope's call for Catholic Ameri- 
cans to come together and light can- 
dles in remembrance. Nearly the 
same number of students came 
together on La Plata Beach.The 
Department of Resident Life and Stu- 
dent Affairs acted as Information 
clearinghouses for various services 
held by Hillel, Maryland Christian 
Fellowship and others. 

"We didn't play much of a part," 
said Warren Kelley, executive assis 
tant to the vice president of student 
affairs. "All of this emanated out of 

Gislaine FertuUien, president of 
the student chapter of the NAACP, 
has family in New York. Friends came 
to Nyumburu Cultural Center to con- 
sole her and it grew to large gather- 

"I'm happy that we were here to 
comfort her [and others) ," said Ron 
Zeigler, interim director of the cen- 

These efforts will continue, lead- 
ers say, for as long as the community 
needs them. Alpha Nu Omega Christ- 
ian fraternity held a prayer meeting 
Wednesday night, as did the Catholic 
community. Byrne echoed the senti- 
ments of many. 

"The heating process takes time," 
he said. "We 're here to be a part of 
each person's healing journey." 

Resources for 
Coping with 
Last Week's 

See psge 3 



SEPTEMBER 18, 2001 



septetnlier 18 

9 a.m.-12 p.m., OU Short- 
course Training:lntroduc- 
tion to MS PowerPoint 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
Participants with basic Win- 
dows and word processing 
skills will learn to create slide 
content outlines, incorporate 
clip art and graphics, animate 
slides, prepare audience hand- 
outs and speaker notes, and be 
acquainted with style and for- 
matting techniques that will 
add power and appeal to slide 
presentations. The fee is $70, 
For more information or to reg- 
ister, contact the OIT Training 
Services Coordinator at 5-0443 
or oit-training@umail,umd,edu, 
or visit www.oit,umd,edu/sc.* 

6-8 p.m., Netscape Page 
Composer: IVIaking Web 
Pages the Easy Way 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
Introduces Netscape's web 
page editing and development 
tool. Learn to create simple 
page elements such as hyper- 
links, colors, font styles, bullets, 
and tables— without typing a 
single line of code. Prereque- 
site: basic Web browsing abili- 
ty. $ 10 for students/ GA's; $20 
for faculty /staff; $25 for alum- 
ni. For more information, con- 
tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 
or, or 

uvFtiMF^'ti^ ' 

soptember 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 NSF. For more 
Information, visit www. math, 
umd , ed u/resear ch/inte rphase/ , 

9:30-11 a.m.. Environmental 
Safety Training 4103 Chesa 
peake Building. Monthly labo- 
ratory safety training required 
for all new laboratory person- 
nel who work in laboratory 
settings and with hazardous 
materials. To register, contact 
Jeanette Cartron at 5-2131 or 

12 noon. Investors' Group 
Meeting 6137 (formerly 4137) 
Hornbake Library. Dick Bos 
stick, assistant director for ben- 
efits In the Personnel Services 
Department, will be the guest 
speaker. He will discuss "Uni- 
versity-Sponsored Benefits Pro- 
grams ."The Investors' Group, 
sponsored by Friends of the 
Libraries, usually meets the 
third Wednesday of the month 
at noon on campus. All mem-, 
bers of the university commu- 
nity are invited to attend with- 
out membership requirements 
or fees. For more information, 
call Frank Boches at 5-9126. 

12-1 p.m.. Research and 
Development Presentation: 
The Cultural Identity of 
Undergraduates Participat- 
ing in Team Research 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building. With Vickie Claflin, 
assistant director. Gemstone 
Program, Office of Institute for 
Systems Research, and Rebecca 
Schenk, M.Ed,, student activi- 
ties coordinator, Gemstone 
Program. All interested faculty, 
staff, and graduate students are 
invited. For more information, 
contact Vivian Boyd, Counsel- 
ing Center director, at 4-7675, 

6-9 p.iti. Microsoft Excel I: 
Creating and Using Spread- 
sheets 4404 Computer & Space 
Science. Introduces spread- 
sheet basics such as entering 
values and text, creating formu- 
las, cell addressing in absolute 
and relative modes, pre-built 
(unctions, linking between 
data, customizing a print job 
and more. Prerequisite: Win- 
dows 98 or equivalent. Stu- 
dents/G As/Golden ID $10, fac- 
ulty/staff $20; alumni $25. Reg- 
ister online or pay at the door. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or, or 
visit www,* 

stt|i1»mbttr 20 

9 a.m.-12 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: introduc- 
tion to MS PowerPoint 4404 
Computer & Space Science, 
See Sept, 18 for details. 

1 1 a.m.-S p.m. Introduction 
to Data and Computer 
Communications 1199 ITV 
Building. Provides a broad 
introduction to the basic con- 
cepts of modern data and com- 
puter communications. After 
taking this will 

understand: concepts of data 
and computer communica- 
tions; the basics of transmis 
sion media, data encoding, mul- 
tiplexing, and protocols archi- 
tecture; basic LAN technology 
and protocols; TCP/IP protocol 
structure and use. Presented by 
Nasser M. Nasrabadi, U.S. Army 
Research Laboratory. The fee is 
$65, For more information, 
contact ITV Professional 
Development at 5-4913 or* 


The Committee on the 
History and Philosophy 
of Science (CHPS) Collo- 
quium Series presents 
Robin Andreasen of the 
University of Delawars. 
The talk will be held 
Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in 
Room 1116, Institute for 
Physical Science and 
Technology (IPST). 

The series is co- 
sponsored by CHPSv the 
Coilege of Arts and 
Humanities, and IPST. 

For more information, 
contact hp26@umail. or 5-5691, 
or visit http://carnap. 

2:30-4 p.m.. New Faculty 
Workshop Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. The Center 
for Teaching Excellence kicks 
offits Fall 2001 Workshop 
Series. All teachers and others 
interested in Ideas and issues 
related to teaching an^ learn- 
ing are invited. Light refresh- 
ments wOl be served. For more 
information and to RSVP, visit or contact 
Mary Wesley at at the Center 
for Teaching Excellence, 5- 
9356 or cte@umail. 

4:30-7:30 p.m., Microsoft 
PowerPoint: Creating 
Effective Computer Presen- 
tations 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Provides a basic 
introduction to the elements 
Involved in designing effective 
and professional -looking slide, 
overhead and computer-based 
presentations. Clip art, creating 
color schemes and organizing 
slides will be covered topics. 
Prerequisite: Windows 98 or 
equivalent. The cost is $10 for 
students/GAs; $20 for (acuity/ 

staff; $25 for alumni. For more 
information, contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938 or, or 
visit www,oit.umd,edu/pt,* 

Se|»teiitber 21 

7 p.m. -5 a.m. The All- 
Nighter Stamp Student 
Union. The biggest party of 
the year! Everyone is wel- 
come. For more information, 
call 4-8681 or contact Francis 
Rodriguez at 50825 or 

8-1 1 p.m. The Clarice 
SmNh Performing Arts 
Center Dedication Week 
Activites Parsons Dance; 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center; Ina & Jack Kay Theatre. 
Leading off the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center Dedica 
tion Week is the celebrated 
David Parsons Dance Company 
with a world premiere per- 
formance of a work called 
"Annuals," written by choreog- 
rapher David Parsons. Also 
included is Parsons' signature 
work "Caught" — an exalting 
marriage of light and move- 
ment. Tickets are $35. For more 
information, see the insert in 
this issue or contact Amy K. 
Harbison at 5 8169 or harbi- 
son@ warn,,* 

September 24 

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT 
Shortcourse Training: 
Intermediate MS Excel 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
This course deals with creating 
charts to analyze data, and 
enhancing worksheets and 
charts by using drawing tools 
to add graphic objects and 
modify charts to be used in 
presentations. The cost is $90, 
For more information, contact 
the OIT Training Services 
Coordinator at 5-0443 or oit-, or 

4 p.m.. Center for Histori- 
cal Studies Seminar: 
Killing: Representations of 
Violence and the Body at 

War 1 1 02 Francis Scott Key 
Hall. Details in For Your Inter- 
est, p. 4. 

6-9 p.m. HTML I: Learn to 
Create a Basic Web Page 
with HTML Code 4404 Com 
puter & Space Science. This 
class introduces the Hypertext 
Markup Language. Concepts 
covered include how to: for- 
mat text, create lists, links and 
anchors, uploading pages and 
adding in-line images. Prerequi- 
sites: a WAM account, Unix and 
Basic Computing Technologies 
at Maryland. The cost is $10 
for students/GA's; $20 for facul- 
ty/staff; $25 for alumni. For 
more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 

cwpost@umd5.umd. edu, or 

7-8:30 p.m. Reality TV Talk 
with Jeff Varner from Sur- 
vivor II Colony Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. Details 
in For Your Interest, p. 4. 

4 p.m.. Competing with 
the Multiplex: The Engaged 
Public University in a 
Disengaged Private World 

Memorial Chapel. Are we 
addicted consumers or engaged 
citizens? How can our universi- 
ty strengthen the democratic 
way of life? Benjamin R. Barber, 
the University System of Mary- 
land Wilson H. Elklns Professor 
and the Kekst Professor of 
Civil Society, will deliver the 
inaugural 2001 Civil Society 
Lecture. For more information, 
call 5-9266. 

September 25 

6-9 p.m. Adobe Photoshop 
I: Designing Graphics and 
Editing Photos for the Web 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Introduces the industry 
benchmark graphic manipula- 
tion package for creating pro- 
fessional graphics. Concepts 
covered include palettes, lay- 
ers, image Fitters, screen/image 
resolution, and digital image 
concepts with emphasis on 
Web-based graphics. Prerequi- 
site: Basic Computing Tech 
nologies at Maryland. The cost 
Is $10 for students/GAs; $20 
for faculty/staff; $25 for alum- 
ni. For more information, con- 
tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 
or cwpost@umd5,umd,edu,or 

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Clarice Smith 



A Look Inside The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

^^v^^V our years ago as 
£ M Men's Tennis 

* ma^r Coach Jim Laitta 
M ran practice on 

ji^^ the courts next 

to Cole Field House, he could 
see the beginning of some- 
thing big. Something very 
big. In fact, during the last 
four years he would often 
have to shout to be heard 
over the sounds of construc- 
tion about 200 yards away 
When he first looked toward 
University Boulevard he saw 
nothing but dirt and some 
bricks, but year after year the 
newest and largest building 
on campus took shape right 
before his eyes. 

With the new Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
finally completed, it was time 
for him to take a look inside 
and discover what all the 
excitement was about. Enter- 
ing through the doors of the 
Grand Pavilion, it was clear 
that the new center was 
alive with music, dance, the- 
atre and the voices of stu- 
dents. Home to the Depart- 
ments of Dance and Theatre, 
the School of Music, six per- 
formance spaces, 30 ultra- 


modern classrooms, 50 
rehearsal rooms and a per- 
forming arts library with 
more dian 300,000 hold- 
ings/recordings, the Center 
offers an endless possibility 
for discovery. 

With more than 900 per- 
formances in theatre, jazz, 
family, dance and classical and 
world music, the inaugural 

season has something for 
everyone. Whether you want 
to watch and listen, partici- 
pate, learn or experience, the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center is the perfect destina- 
tion. With an 800-car garage, 
and many free and low cost 
performances, it is easy to 
take advantage of the new 
treasure on campus. 

Large enough to hold six 
football fields, 1 7-acre, 
318,000-square-foot Center 
has been made possible with 
funding from the state. 
Prince George's County and 
university sources. Co-chairs 
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn 
are leading a $23 million 
endowment campaign. The 
official dedication this Sep- 

tember will include both 
President and Mrs. Mote and 
Gov. Parris Glendening in an 
evening that will Ignite the 
2001 season. 

The Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center has the poten- 
tial to touch the lives of ail 
our students, faculty and sur- 
rounding region. After making 
his way inside. Coach Laitta 
realized that the Center has 
much to offer, "There is so 
much more inside here than 
you could ever imagine or 
expect," he said. In addition to 
attending some events 
throughout the year, Laitta is 
sure "the Center is going to 
help with recruiting, not just 
for the athletic department 
but for the entire university. 
Anyone interested in the per- 
forming arts should consider 
Maryland because this new 
facility puts us on the map 

With the construction 
now complete, tennis prac- 
tice is much quieter these 
days. But the construction 
activity was nothing com- 
pared to the activity will take 
place in our performance 
spaces this year. 

Experience The Clarice Smith Performing Arts C«iter 

A Conversation with Executive Director Susie Farr 

Meet the Executive Director of 
the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center Susie Farr Susie 
came to the university after 13 years as 
head of the Washington based Associa- 
tion of Performing Arts Presenters, a 
membership organization made up of 
touring artists, managers and impresarios 
throughout the country. 

Q: what are your goals for the Cla- 
rice Smith Performing Arts Center? 

A; I have many goals for the Center, I 
hope that it becomes a place on campus 
that everyone feels a part of. I want the 
faculty, staff and students to feel that the 
Center really belongs to them, a part of 
their everyday lives. Additionally, it is 
very important to me to provide high- 
quality, responsive support to the resi- 
dent units and the faculty, staff, and stu- 
dents that live in the building. Lastly, I 
want to integrate Maryland Presents, the 
Center's presenting program, into life on 
campus and the community to create 
interaction between them. A great exam- 
ple of this is "Take Five" on Tuesdays, an 
opportunity for everyone to experience 
all types of art in a relaxed environ- 
ment — pre- and post-informal discus- 
sions with leading artists, scholars and 
other experts in the performing arts. 

Q: what are exciting lilgliiights in 
the new season? 


Susie Farr 

A; The entire year is a highlight! 

Q: But if you had to pick a few 
tilings you are iooldng forward to, 
wliat wouid they l>e? 

A: If I had to pick a few, I'm excited 
about "The Music Man," a major collabo- 
ration vifith the Departments of Dance 
and Theatre and the University of Mary- 
land marching band. I'm especially 
pleased that Johnny Hoi lid ay will be 
involved. He is incredibly important to 
us, it's great that he will be a part of the 
production, I'm excited about the "Identi- 
ty and Other Risks" series, performances 
about gender and self^li see very, because 
it is a wonderful collection and repre- 
sents our interest in working with the 
other academic units. I'm looking for- 

ward to "The Edda" because it combines 
ancient music performed by the best 
ensemble in the world with a contempo- 
rary set design. It's a wonderful combina- 
tion of the old and the new. 

This spring Yo-Yo Ma is going to per- 
form a family concert, which is a very 
special event. I'm so pleased to expose 
young people to his music. Also, it's 
going to be fabulous to see the Maryland 
Opera Studio in the Kay. It's wonderftil 
that the School of Music can work In the 
best facility. 

Q: YouVe been here for a w^iilie 
now. I>o you feel differentiy about 
the Center now then when you first 
got here and it was in construction? 

A: I have been very excited about the 
Center since I applied for the job here 
and that excitement has been with me 
for the almost two years I've been here. 
The excitement I feel is different now 
than It was In the beginning because I 
was so focused on construction. Now I 
can focus on what is inside and what It 
will do for our communities. 

Q: Ho^ does the Center play a role 
with the university as a whole? 

A I I'm pleased that in addition to pre 
senting the performing arts, we are work- 
ing with The Honors Program, College 

See CENTER, p^e 4 

"Just as the 
arts preserve 
and sustain 
our most 
deeply held 
values, so 
does the 
Clarice Smith 
Arts Center 
sustain our 
hopes and 
our abilities 
as a great 
institution of 




Can't wait una] a performance to 
see all that is inside of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center? Schedule a tour! 
Tours of the center are offered 

Wednesdays from 3 p".m,-5 p.m. To sign 
up, please contact Emi Ayala at (301) 


Tickets for many of the perform- 
ances are often free, but always a low 
cost and of high value. Tickets to the 
2001-02 season are available now. 

• Subscriptions (any 5 or more 
events) will be sold at a 20% dis- 

• Alumni members wiH receive up 
to t2 off the fiiU ticket price. 

• Student tickets will be available 
for just $5. 

• Seniors will receive $2 off the Ml 
ticket price. 

The Ticket Office will be open 
Monday through Saturday from 1 1 
a.m. -9 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 1 
a.m. -5 p.m. To reserve tickets, call (301) 

It's All Here — am 



Grand Pavil 

Grab a bite or a beverage during your visit to the Center at the Applause 
Cafe located in the Grand PavUion. Hours of operation are 8 a.m,-2 p.m. 
During performances, stop by the Encore Bar for a drink or a light snack! 

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September 21 

Parsons Dance 
8 p.m. 

Ifia and Jack Kay 

The celebrated David 
Pareons Dance Compa- 
ny with a world pre- 
miere performance of a 
new work called 'Annu- 
als," as well as Parsons' 
signature work 
"Caught" — an exalting 
marriage of light and 

September 22 

"Dr, Prospero," 8 p.m. 

Arlene and Robert Kogod 

In a new play from the 
Edinbtirgh Festival, Careth 
Armstrong explores the real- 
life character who inspired 
Shakespeare's Prospeto. 

Parsons Dance 
Company^ 8 p.m. 

Ina and Jack Kay Theatre 
(See Friday, Sept. 21 for 

SntiHnv Sftnfetnbpir ^^^^^^^^^B 

Airmen of Note, 

Mozart, Webern.Ke^gHaH, 

3 p.m. 

and Dvorak, and introducSH 

Concert Hall 

ing new School of Music 

The premiere Jazz ensem- 

faculty artist Detores MjS 

ble of the United States 

2lefiler. -jth^H 

Air Force, one of few tour- 


ing big bands today. 

5014350,7:30 p^^H 

Joseph and Atma ^H|^B 

left Bank Quartet, 

Giidenhorn Reciial Halt j| 

3 p.m. 

SoVoSii, whicli includes ^B 

Dehres Ziegler, mezzo- 

several alumni of Bobby sB 


McFerrin'sVoicestra, sings 

Larissa Dedova. piano 

African American folk 

Mark Hill, Oboe 

songs, traditional and con- 

Giidenhorn Recital HaU 

temporary gospel, Jazz and 

Featuring works by 

rhythm and blues. 

Taesday, September 25 

Poetry Reading, 7:30 p.m. 

Joseph and Alma Giidenhorn Recdtal 


Lucine CUAon. Michael Collier 

National Book Award- winning poet 

CHfton will read from "Blessing the 

Boats' and Maryland Poet Laureate 

Collier wlU read fnam his work. 

Shylock, 8 p.m. 

Arlene and Robert Kogod Theatre 

Following sell-out performances at the 
1998 Edinburgh Festival and on Its 
world tour, Gareth Armstrong's 
acclaimed performance Is a unique 
exploration of the furmy, tragic and 
often unbelievable life of flcdon's most 
famous Jew. A kaleidoscope of real and 
legendary characters Rll the stage. 

SalsaSon: The Latin Legends 
Band, featuring Larry 

Harlow, Yomo Toro and Coco 
Merenso, 8 p.m. 

Concert Hall 

(Pre-perSocmance discussion at 5:30) 
Bringing together those who first led 
Latin music to the pubUc eye and the 
future mythmakers.The Latin Legends 
Band celebrates the Fania era with fed 
tured artists Larry Harlow and Yomo 
Toro. Coco Merenson combines Don 
nlcan merenge wriih Cuban SalsaSon. 


September 24 

7 and 9 p.m. 

(for students only) 
This one-man vocal 
spectacular by Canadian 
Rick Miller features 
over 50 voices from 
TV's favorite dysfunc- 
tional family, "The 
Simpsons ."in a Wlarious 
performance of 
Shakespeare's bloodiest 


September 27 

Masters of Indian 
Music, 8 p.m. 

Shankar, double string violin 
Zakir Hussain, tabla 
T.H. Vikku Vlnayakiam, ghatam 
Ina and Jack Kay Theatre 
Playing the vioUii, tabla and 
ghatam, these masters produce 
the capdvatlng and ethereal 
music of India. 
















FALL 2001 

e — and It's All FarYou 

A Perfect Opportunity to Introduce Your Entire Family to the Center 

Grand Pavilion 


• 10% of all tickets wiU be set aside for UMCP 
students at no cost and will be available on a 
first-come basis! 

• The Boesendorfcr computerized grand piano, 
located just outside the Performing Arts Library, 
is one of 37 in the world. 

• During construction of the building, floors 
were pouted separately from walls so sound will 
not vibrate or transfer from space to space. 

■ The Concert Hall, The Kay Theatre, and The 
Gildenhom Recital Hall all have a specially 
designed silent HVAC system. Fresh air is con- 
stantly provided through a gravity fed ventila- 
tion system that keeps the ainbient tempera- 
ture comfortable, but without the annoying 
soimd of forced air. Patrons will hear nothing 
but the perforinance. 














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An 800-car garage sits right across the 
street from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center on Stadium Drive. Getting to an 
event is not only easy, it's convenient. 
Overflow parking is available in Lot 1 after 4 
p.m. Monday-Friday and all day during the 

September 21-30 




Friday, September 28 

Meet the Architect, 5:30 p.m. 

Glide nhorn Recital HaU 
Presentation, lecture and Q & A with 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 
arcWtect BuzxYudell. 

Linda WJery and the 
CuJturai Heritage Choir, 
8 p.m. 

Ilia and Jack Kay Theatre 
- One of the most vital performing groups 
in its fiel, brings traditional forms of 
African American culture to the stage. 

Beethoven s Ninth Symphony, 
8 p.m. 

University of Maryland Symphony 

University of Maryland Choirs 
Concert Hall 
Beethoven's towering work unites the • 
University of Maryland Symphony Or- 
chestra and Choral Organizations for 
their first collaboration fn the magnifi- 
cent new Concert Hall. Conducted by 
new Director of Orchestral Activities 
James Ross. 

Sunday, September 30: Sunday at the Center 

The Center mil host an open house jrom 2-6 p.m. We mil offer perfomiing arts activities for the whole fatnily. 

Positive Vibrations Steel 
Youth Orchestra, 
2 p.m. 

Ina and Jack Kay Theatre 
Regarded as one of the most pol- 
ished, exciting, entertaining and inno- 
vative youth programs in the D.C. 
area, featuring members aged 8-18. 

Heroines of Opera, 
3:30 p.m. 

Ina and Jack Kayllieatre 
One-wontan performance by world- 
class soprano, faculty artist and UM 
Alunuii Association Hall of Fame mein- 
ber Carmen Baltlirop, showcasing 
seven of opera's most beloved hero- 

Footworics, 5:00 p.m. 

Ina and Jack Kay Theatre 
Collaboration of music and dance 
featuring some of the leading lights 
of the Irish and traditional American 
music scene. 

Sankofa Dance Theatre, 
2:30 p.m. 

Dance Theatre 

Baltimore's most exciting and diverse 
company celebrates its heritage, 
using respect and encouragement to 
Increase self-esteem and understand- 
ing of one's history. Sanko& will 

excite your body, spirit and soul with 
fresh, creative vibes. 

Colours Dance Troupe, 
4:30 p.m. 

Dance Theatre 

Teen song and dance group, tL-rfng 
words, musk and dance to show the 
impact of black culture on American 


Sam Turner Quartet, 
4:00 p.m. 

Arlene and Robert Kogod Theatre 
Featuring the renowned Afro-Cuban 
percussionist in a performance of 
jazz and Latin jazz standards. 

Cephas and Wiggins, 
2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Joseph andAima Gildenhom Recital 

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins play, as 
the Washington Post declared, 
"remarkable guitar and harmonica 
duets. Their infectious rhytlims and 
supple melodies combine tasteful Rn- 
gerpicking writh impassioned har- 
monica solos." The duo celebrates 
the gentle, melodic blues style of the 
southeastern United States. 

QuinTango, 5 p.m. 

Joseph and Alma Gildenhom Recital 


Inspired by the orquesta tlpica.the 
classic tango orchestra of violins, ban- 
doneons, bass and piano, QuinTango 
brings its own interpretations to this 
evocative music. 

Strange Bedfellows — 
Violin and Banjo, 
3 p.m. 

Joseph andAima Gllderihorn Recital 


Classical music meets popular with 
violinist Daniel Heifetz and The Clas- 
sical Band vdth special guest Buddy 

Blue Sky Puppet Company, 
Z p.m. 

Arlene and Robert Kogod Theatre 
Fast pacing, creative design and a 
sense of humor typify Blue Sky Pup- 
f)et Company's productions. Featur- 
ing Tlie Barker of Seville and Tlie 
Ituee (Not So UtUe) Pigs. 

Piano Choir, 

Eubie Blake's Ragtimes, 

3 p.m. 

Concert Hall 

Six grand pianos will fill the stage of 
the Concert HaU as Blake's music lilb 
the air. Starring Stanley Cowell and 
jazz vocalist Ethel EiuUs. 


Discover the Center this October! 

very day there is some- 
thing new to experience 
at the Center. Whether 
you lilce music, dance or 
theatre, there is some- 
thing for every taste. For a fuU season 
brochure, contact the Ticket Office at 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www.clarice- 
smithcenter.umd, edu. Below are a few 
of the 900 performances offered this 

Big Dance Theater 

B^ llaiiG« Tbttator 

Portrait off Miunldhi 

TYiursday & FridaVr October 4 & 5 
at 8:00 p.m. 
Dance Theatre 

Big Dance Theater is critically 
acclaimed for its powerful combination 
of drama and dance performance. Paul 
Lazar and Annie-B Parson's latest cre- 
ation,"The Portrait of Shunkin," is based 
on a short story of the same name by 
Jimichifo Tanizaki with music by Glen 
Branca and Cynthia Hopkins. Co-pre- 
sented with Washington Performing 
Arts Society. 

Covairi String 

Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 


{pre-performancs dis- ^ 

cussion at 6:00 p.m.} 

Joseph and Alma 

Gildenhorn Recital 


The Washington Post 

said of the Cavani,"This 

few others in communicating the hm 
of music-makir^ and the sheer joy. Ova- 
tions following a sumptuously detailed 
performance were entirely justified. . . it 
was a stellar performance." Program: 
Schubert, Strii^ Quartet in E-flai Major, 
No. 1 ; Bartok, String Quartet No. 4; 
Debussy, Quartet in g minor. 



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The Music Man 

The Music Man 

October 19-21 & 25-28 
Ina and Jack Kay Theatre 

Book, music & lyrics by Meredith Will- 

Based on a story by Meredith 
Willson and Franklin Lacey 
Starring radio personality Johnny 
HolUday, and featuring the Universi- 
ty of Maryland Marching Band 
With the high-stepping 76 Trombones 
and the tender Til There Was You, The 
Music Man is a bright, big slice of 
Americana. Radio personality Johnny 
Holliday,"thc voice of the Ten^pins," is 
featured in the role 
of the loveable 

quartet succeeds like 

Cavani String Quartet * 

For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket OtEce 
at (301) 40S-ARTS or visit 
www. claricesmithcenter. umd. edu. 

Clarice Smith 

Want to get involved? The 
Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center is look- 
ing for volunteers to usher through- 
out the season. Volunteers get to 
watch performances for free. Con- 
tact Audience Services Coordinator 
Emi Ayala at (301) 405-6841 or 

con man Harold Hill who helps a town 
believe in itself. Don't miss a beat as the 
Department of Theatre's season kicks 
off in hilarious tiashion with this all-time 
family favorite. Directed by Helen 
Hayes-winning actor/director/play- 
wright Nick Olcott. 

Briglit Sheng 
On UratStHHi 
and Creativity 

Monday, October 22 at 8:00 

Joseph and Alma Gilden- 
horn Recital Hall 

In an evening of cultural inven- 
tion and exploration, composer 
Bright Sheng collaborates with 
Asian and Western performers 
to talk about and illustrate 
music that combines modem 
and ancient traditions. Recently, 
as part ofYoYo Ma's Silk Road 
Project, Sheng has completed a 
listening tour of his native land, 
collecting folk traditions and 
sounds from the remotest 
regions of China. Sheng illus- 
trates the complex influences 
on his own compositional style 
with examples provided by a string 
quartet and a traditional performer of 
Chinese instruments such as the pipa. 

Bright Sheng 

<Hi tkiesfiays 

Looking for a chance to imwind 
after a long day? A free series 
sponsored by the Center hopes 
to offer members of the conmiu- 
nity an interactive, informal way 
to experience aU kinds of arts. 
Take Five on Tliesdag's will be 
held on select 1\iesdays from 
5:30-7 p.m. in the Laboratory 
Theatre. Take Fives will explore 
ft wide range of artistic areas. 
The intimate forum will be the 
perfect place to glimpse into the 
creative process and learn about 
storytelling, reggae, salsa, tango, 
and jazz and classical music. The 
first Take Five will be held on 
1\iesday, September 25. 


Continued from page 1 

Park Scholars and The Ter- 
rapin Readers. The staff of 
these organizations have 
been a thrill to work 
with. I hope that the staff 
and feculty of the univer- 
sity will use the facilities 
of the Center for all differ- 
ent types of events. 

Q: What do you hope 
to ^rcompllsh dtuiug 
Dedication Week? 

A; First I want to thank 
all the people who made 
this place possible, and to 
let them know how much 
we appreciate them: the 
state and county govern- 
ments, imi versify leader- 
ship, faculty and staff, 
donors, students, volun- 
teers, our community 
members, the builders — 
everyone! Secondly, I'd 
like to introduce the pub- 
lic to the Center and the 
array of programs that 
will take place here. 

Q; How can faculty 
and staff feel at home 
at the Center? 

A; First, come here and 
participate. The Center is 
such an important place 
on campus. We not only 
have btoad programming, 
but also affordable prices, 
ranging from free to low 
cost. We offer programs at 
all times of day, "Take 
Five" is at 5:30 so people 
can stop by on their way 
home, there are regular 
evening performances 
and matinees. Given the 
broad range,! am confi- 
dent that everyone on 
campus will find some- 
thing of interest here. 

Second, there will be 
more than just perform- 
ances here. Members of 
the university can use the 
Center and its venues for 
many types of events. 
We will host the Brody 
Forum [an opportunity 
for leaders and public 
poUcy experts to 
increase discussion and 
awareness of topics] and 
a football coaches confer- 
ence, We have hosted the 
Business and Technology 
Mixer and the naming of 
the College of Journal- 
ism, to name just a few 
special events. I want the 
Center to become a 
venue that's used by 
other members of the 

Third, the staff at the 
Center want to know 
what other laculty and 
staff woitld like to see 
here and how they like 
what they do see here so 
far Your suggestions and 
feedback are very impor- 
tant to us. 


Faculty Encourage Thoughtful Responses to Events 


Students gather on the east end of McKeldin Mall during the First Look Fair. Below, government and politics 
Professor George Quester answers questions during a teach-in. He is joined on stage bv colleagues (l-r) Ernest 
Wilson and Mark Graber. Bottom: sheets inscribed with thoughts and prayers from the campus communitv hang 
near the sundial. 

Ernest Wilson, director of 
the university's Center for 
International Develop- 
ment and Conflict Management, 
told a small crowd gathered on 
McKeldin Mall Thursday that 
while many Americans want 
swift action, any response must 

be informed by the future. 

"We have to be prepared for 
the consequences," he said, 
because a swift response may 
not be the end of the violence. 

Wilson spoke as part of two 
teach-ins on "Terrorism and Its 
Aftermath." Sponsored by the 
College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences' government and poli- 
tics department and the School 
of Public Affairs, one session 
explored how a democracy 
responded to such acts. Profes- 
sor George Quest!..- and Associ- 
ate Department Chair and Direc- 
tor of Graduate Studies Nfark 
Graber joined Wilson on stage. 
Wilson struck an ominous note 
by mentioning that America, 
retaliation aside, may now be 
the focus of other terrorists' 
attention because of its per- 
ceived vulnerability. 

"It is more likely that other 
people will do bad things," he 

A second panel featured 
S tan sfi eld Turner, a former direc- 
tor of the CIA and visiting pro- 
fessor in public affairs; John 
Steinbruner, professor and direc- 
tor of the uni- 
versity's Center 
for International 
and Security 
Studies and 
Jacques Gansl^ir. 
director of the 
Center for Pub 
lie Policy and 
Private Enter- 
prise. The 
somber tone of 
the discussion 
continued with 
remarks by 

"I'm not opti- 
mistic the reli- 
gious fervor 
that fueled this 
is going to 
abate," he said. 
"This [attack] 
reflects the 
breaking of 
rules," said Stein- 
bruner. "This is 
new territory. We 're trying to fig- 
ure it out. There's danger of 
overestimaUon and underestima- 
tion. The re's no absolute protec- 
tion against this sort of thing." 
Across the mall, College of 
Education faculty members 
talked about how to discuss the 
tragedy with children during a 
second teach-in session. 

"The important thing Is to Us- 
ten," said Steve Selden, professor 
with the college's Department of 
Education Policy and Leadership. 
"And don't presume the answers , 
in your head are the answers. 
Ask them to propose an answer 
to some of their questions. 

"Also, give them the reassur- 
ance of your unconditional love 
and support. Tell them you're 
going to be there for them." 

Jeff Milem, assistant professor 
with the Department of Coun- 

seling and Personnel Services, -,^^ 
said it isn't just children that will "^ 
need reassurance. His 22-year-old 
son called twice on Tuesday. 

"To make sure we were OK. 
I think the second call was to 
make sure he was OK," said 
Mil em. "He lives in San Diego 
about three or four blocks from a 
mosque. When he walked by, it 
was surrounded by police cars. 
It had received threats. It was a 
side of this he hadn't thought of," 

All faculty members agreed 
that it is important to tell young 
people not to stereotype and 

"Role play. Have a white kid 
or a black kid be a Muslim kid, 
or vice versa," suggested Jim 
Green berg, director of the K-12 
Center. Terrorism isn't always 
external, reminded Milem. The 
last great act of terrorism in this 
country was committed inter- 

Also, try to put the event into 

some context by asking children 

to remember that the majority 

of the world's people woke up 

this morning, went to work and 

school. Help them regain some 

semblance of normalcy. 

"What we know from all the- - 


crisis intervention stuff is that - " 
maintaining routine is extremely 
important," advised Bill Strein, , '^■•■^ 
associate professor and co-dlr©c-' • ' 
tor of the School Psychology ^'r\' 
Program. . ' 


n the other end of the<,?'^ 
mall, colorful balloons.-" 

bobbed on their 
strings, stretching toward anoth- 
er clear, blue sky. Tables filled 
with information and manned 
by students offered a glimpse of 
the campus' many clubs. The 
First Look Fair was in full swing 
and the mood was a bit less 
somber than In previous days. 

Yet silent reminders hung on 
string stretched from one side 
of the mall to the other. White 
sheets covered in the thoughts 
and prayers of thousands 
flapped in the breeze. Read one, 
"Never Again — Not Here. Not 

Colleagues: Losses 
Touch Close to Home 

Continued from page 1 


Falkenberg and WhJttington with their daughter Zoe In December 
1997. A friend took this photo before 3-vear-old Dana was born. 

receive his bachelor's and 
master's degrees in comput- 
er science and worked for 
the Office of Information 
Technology in the 
Advanced Visualization Lab. 
Whittliigton left Maryland 
^1997 to take a position as 
an associate professor of 
public policy at George- 

town University. Falkenberg 
left the university inl999 to 
work at ECOlogic, a soft- 
ware engineering company. 
Last Tuesday, the family was 
on its way to Australia 
where Whittington was 
going to begin her sabbati- 
cal at the Australian Nation- 
al University, 

William E. Caswell, a physicist and former Universi- 
ty of Maryland facuttv member who had worl«ed 
for the past 20 years as a civilian for ttie Navy, 
also lost his tife in the tragedies last week. Caswell was a 
Maryland graduate, earning his bachelor's degree here and 
going on to earn a doctorate from Princeton in elementary 
particle theory. After doing postdoctoral research at Stan- 
ford and Brown universities, he returned to Maryland to 
teach physics. 

CasweJt, 54, of Silver Spring, was headed to Los 
Angeles for a business trip on American Airlines Flight 77 
when it was hijacked. 

Coping Resources 

Visit the university's home page for links and 
phone numbers of organizations that have 
information on bow you can help and cope 
with last week's tragedy. 

University resource page: 

Blood centers will still need donations this week. 
Call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LiFE to locate t 

where you can donate. A page with several links and phone 
numbers to direct you to more information. 

4 An excellent 
large set of resources for helping children. 

American School Counselor Association 
( Includes easy-to-use 
materials on crisis and terrorism response, and on 
student and parent support information. 

National Association of Education of Young 
Children { follow link to "Helping 
Children Cope with Disaster." 


SEPTEMBER 18, 2001 

Service: Flowers Commemorate Lost Lives 

Continued fmm page 1 


Mary Gibson 

A small sign, above, reminds people of America's founding principles. Above left, roses are passed during the 
service, which thousands attended on McKeldin Mall last Wednesday. 

Nick Allen 

that Is gone, but also the hope 
of life to come," she said, as 
individuals walked through the 
crowd handing out thousands 
of flowers of every color and 
kind, symbolically mirroring the 
audience. Capps encouraged 
everyone to reflect silently as 
the flowers were being passed. 
"We are globally and inextri- 
cabfy bound together as human 
beings," continued Velma Brock, 
chaplain for the Episcopal/ 
Anglican denominations. She 

also quoted Martin Luther 
King, Jr who said. "The moral 
arc our universe is long and it 
bends toward justice and 

Another memorable moment 
came when several members 
campus community came to 
the microphone to say 'May 
peace prevail on Earth" in each 
of their native languages. The 
phrase is carved onto a post in 
the chapel's garden. 

"This was really helpful," said 

Sidhu."I appreciate how they 
included all of the different 
religions and backgrounds. It 
was a real effort to make it 

Patrick Perfetto, director of 
Conference and Visitor Ser- 
vices, credits the chaplains 
for pulling the service 

"They met late last night 
and hashed it out with the 
leadership of Beth Platz, the 
Lutheran chaplain. It really 

Arthur Jairell 

Jelled. I'm so proud of every- 
body. Julie Luce, the chapel 
scheduling coordinator, started 
at 1 a.m. to get 10,000 flowers 
here by 9 a.m." 

"In my 32 years on this cam- 
pus, I've never seen anything 
like this," said Mary Gibson, 
executive assistant for the direc- 
tor of Resident Life. "To see the 
campus community come 
together like this warms my 
heart and brings me to tears." 

For Nick Allen, a junior edu- 
cation major from Frederick, 
Md., the service was an oppor- 
tunity to erase some miscon- 

"I thought there would be a 
lot of anger and hatred," he 
said. "This proved me wrong 
and brought some relief." 

For so many, relief is still not 
available as they await word 
from friends and family. Catholic 
chaplain William Byrne spoke 
of a college buddy he hopes 
got out of the first World Trade 
Center tower. The haze of dis- 
belief hangs over him, he said. 

"But I feel that haze being 
cleared by hot anger. . .wliich is 
a natural response to evil. What 
do I do with my anger, my hurt 
and my fear?" he asked. "If the 
anger turns to violence, then 
evil wins, if the hurt turns to 
hate, then the evil wins. . . The 
healing of the world begins 
with me." 

After a soft singing of "Ameri- 
ca the Beautiful" led by campus 
alumna Angela Powell Walker, 
participants were encouraged 
to write down thoughts and 
wishes on white sheets cover- 
ing some of the tables. They 
were then instructed to leave 
their flowers on the ODK foun- 
tain, symbols of life lining water, 
a symbol of cleansing. A lone 
saxophone player performed 
Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimen- 
tal Mood" and "Amazing Grace" 
as people left the mall. 

"I thought everything was 
great," said Arthur Jarrell, with 
Facilities Management Pipe Ser- 
vices division. "It's amazing to 
me that something like this 
[the attack] can happen in the 
United States of America. We let 
our guard down. Hopefully, 
we'll learn from it.' 

Campus Police Boost Security with Additional Officers 

The University of Mary- 
land went on high 
alert last Tuesday 
immediately after the 
tragic events in New York and 

Campus Police chief Ken 
Krause said that he reorganized 
his department so that the cam- 
pus would be staffed with as 
many officers as possible dur- 
ing its most vulnerable time- 
daydme hours. Krause said the 
department would continue Its 
heightened security, "Until we 
don't need it." 

Krause did not want to 

release the number of officers 
working on campus at one 
time, but he did say that the 
department had worked 
around vacation schedules and 
days off to assure as many offi- 
cers would be on duty at need- 
ed times. They also added 
another shift. 

"If we see anything we want 
to react immediately to that," 
Krause said. The police pres- 
ence became more visible the 
fo 1 1 o wi n g We dnesday. 

The department is also being 
trying to be proactive. Krause 
said his staff was taking extra 

security precautions with stu- 
dents who may be targeted by 
others because of their ethnici- 
ty. He said a guard was placed 
outside of the door of the 
prayer area in Stamp Student 
Union set aside for Muslim stu- 
dents. Activides sponsored by 
others group were expected to 
be monitored for extra security 
as well, 

"We want to be prepared to 
offer them additional security 
as well," Krause said. 

Campus police was tested 
last Tuesday, shortly after 1 1 
a.m., when patrolling campus 

police officers spotted two 
unattended suitcases with air- 
line tags sitting at the front 
entrance of the parking lot near 
the Lee Building, Krause said 
the necessary precautions were 
taken and the administradon 
buildings were evacuated. 
Shortly after evacuadon. a stu- 
dent came to claim the suitcas- 
es. He said he had just gotten 
into town, and didn't know 
where else to put them. 

Krause said that things are 
as safe as they can be at the 
university. He said his depart- 
ment has been In contact 

with the neighboring police 
departments and they are 
sharing information with each 

He said that he wanted the 
campus community to know 
that no question or comment is 
too small and that if anyone 
hears of any thing, even if it's a 
rumor, to please contact the 

"We'll make sure to follow 
up or forward it to the neces- 
sary authorities," he said. 

The University police depart- 
ment can be reached at (301)