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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Vol it m e 16 • Number 6 • October 2 , 2 o t 



University 
Police Chief to 
Lead State 
Organization 

After policing the streets 
of Baltimore County, Uni- 
versity of Maryland 
Police Chief Ken Krouse 
thought his responsibilities on a 
college campus — though seri- 
ous — would not be as demand- 
ing. More than a decade of serv- 
ice later, he realizes the error of 
that first assumption. 




PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 

Police Chief Ken Krouse looks for- 
ward to his term as president of 
the Maryland Chiefs of Police 
Association, a group he relies on 
and admires. 



"I spent 12 years with the 
department. We were dealing 
with murders, hostages barri- 
cades. I would be making deci- 
sions about the whole opera- 
tion. Half of the geographic area 
was my jurisdiction," he said. 
"But the complexity and 
demands on my time has been 
more difficult here." 

Based in part on his ability to 
handle this complex assign- 
ment, the Maryland Chiefs of 
Police Association elected 
Krouse as its president. He will 
be the public voice and handle 
much of the business of the 
460-member organization. 

One of Krouse's main mis- 
sions at the university has been 
to help the police department 
become a "community policing 
agency." He wants city and cam- 
pus residents to think of univer- 
sity police officers as partners 
with their fellow local officers. 

"Crime doesn't really respect 
jurisdictions. We had to develop 
working partnerships," he said, 
citing a cooperative drug task 
force and internships for detec- 
tives in die county homicide 
unit as examples. He is proud of 
the level of cooperation now in 
place. 

"He is one of our most 

See KROUSE, page 6 



Campus Community Works Hard to 
Restore Order After Tornado Hits 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Cleanup crews were hard at work removing fallen trees from the president's residence on the 
morning of Sept. 25. More on the disaster and the effort to restore order on page 7. 



Open a Second Front in the War on Terrorism: 
Curb the Injustices of Globalization 



After forceful and 
unsparing military 
strikes, the United 
States must open a second 
front in the war on terror- 
ism — attacking the social 
conditions that allow terror- 
ists to flourish, says Benjamin 
R. Barber, a political scientist 
who has just joined the uni- 
versity faculty and author of 
"Jihad Vs. McWorld: How 
Globalism and Tribalism are 
Reshaping the World." The 
weapons used on this sec- 
ond front will be political 
and civic. 

"Terrorism sprouts in the 
dark, rich soil of globaliza- 
tion," Barber says."When the 




PHOTO BY MtKE GCM.DWATER 



Benjamin R. Barber, professor of 
Government and Politics, spoke 
Monday Sept. 24 about economic 
theories of combatting terrorism. 



injustices and depredations 
that are the side effects of 
the global market economy 
go unchecked, it creates a cli- 
mate ^hat nourishes terror- 
ists. Uhless we address these 
social concerns, new terror- 
ists will sprout where die old 
ones have been uprooted." 

The answer is to create a 
more just form of globaliza- 
tion. "If global markets run 
amuck, we need to democra- 
tize and contain them by 
developing alternative global 
institutions," he says. 

Barber has a joint appoint- 
ment as a professor of Gov- 

See DEMOCRACY, page 6 



Faculty, Staff 
Should Abo 
Seek Support, 
Say Counselors 

Those who work in the 
Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program couldn't say 
how long individuals will be 
distracted from work or have 
trouble sleeping at night. But 
they will say that there's no rea- 
son to deal with the recent 
tragedies alone. 

"It's important not to be iso- 
lated at this time," said Tom Rug- 
gieri, die coordinator of FSAP 
"That's what's going to help us 
bounce back." 

Ruggieri and Joan Bellsey, the 
assistant coordinator of FSAP 
want faculty and staff members 
to know that Utey are here to 
help. They are available for indi- 
vidual and group sessions. They 
are also open to facilitating 
large group discussions for spe- 
cific departments if requested 
to do so. Both Ruggieri and 
Bellsey say that talking about 
what's going on and telling per- 
sonal stories will help the most. 

Ruggieri said that right now, 
many people are going through 
some form of acute stress. They 
are having trouble sleeping, 
concentrating and remember- 
ing things. "We want people to 
understand how universal that 
is," Ruggieri said. 

The five steps to dealing such 
stress are optimism, flexibility, 
resiliency, belief in a higher 
power and having a support 



FSAP is hosting group 
discussion sessions for 
all faculty and staff to 
come and talk about what 
they're going through. "Stay- 
ing Resilient in Tough Times" 
will be held in 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center on Oct. 4, 
11,16 and 24. The sessions 
are held from 12-1 p.m. 
Those who would like to 
attend are welcome to bring 
their lunch. 



network. In group discussions, 
people can share and find the 
commonalities they have with 
each other. What they're feeling 
is probably similar to that of 
dieir friends and co-workers 
and they shouldn't feel guilty 
about it, Ruggieri said. 

If people aren't comfortable 
in talking in groups, Ruggieri 
and Bellsey are available for 
individual appointments. Bellsey 
said that sometimes people 
don't feel safe because they 
may have different political 

See ASSISTANCE, page 5 



OCTOBER 2 



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YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: OCTOBER 2-9 



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October 2 

8:45 a.m. -12 p.m., OIT 
Shortcourse Training:lntro- 
duction to HTML 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. Intro- 
duces HTML from simple text 
files to richly formatted pages. 
Proper use of graphics, sounds 
and general practices will be 
discussed. Upon completion, 
participants will be able to 
construct quality HTM1 docu- 
ments. Prerequisite: familiarity 
with the web and Netscape. 
The fee is $40. For more infor- 
mation or to register, visit 
www.oit.umd.edu/sc, or con- 
tact the OIT Training Services 
Coordinator at 5-0443 or 
oit-training@umail. umd . edu. * 

9:30-11:30 a.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Corporate 
Time — Client Based 4404 
Computer & Space Science 
Upon completion of this course 
participants should be able to: 
view personal calendars in 
three formats; block periods of 
time in their own calendars; 
propose a meeting; create 
repeating meetings; and set up 
access rights for others to view 
their calendars. Prerequisite: a 
Corporate Time account. The 
fee is $20. For more informa- 
tion or to register, visit 
www.oit.umd.edu/sc, or con- 
tact the OIT Training Services 
Coordinator at 5-0443 or oit- 
training@umail . umd . edu . * 

2-3 p.m.. What is VtfebCT? 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. This brief overview of 
webCT will survey the tools 
and pedagogical potential of 
this Web-based course manage- 
ment tool. Sponsored by the 
Institute for Instructional Tech- 
nology, the class is free and 
open to faculty, teaching assis- 
tants and others who provide 
training or instruction. Regis- 
tration is required at www.oit. 
umd.edu/ ITT/register, html. For 
more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
oit-training® umail . umd . edu . 

4 p.m.. Transitional Justice: 
Distinguished Lecturer 
Series Presents Jon Elster 

2203 Art-Sociology. Details in 
For Your Interest, page 8. 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: 
Molecular Motors 1410 
Physics. With Dean Astumian, 
professor of Physics, University 
of Maine. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-5945. 



Oct. 9: Building 
Community Day 

Events designed in 
response to recom- 
mendations of the 
Diversity Pane) and the 
Coalition of the President's 
Four Commissions (includ- 
ing those on Women's 
Issues, Disability Issues, Eth- 
nic Minority Issues, and Les- 
bian, Gay, Bisexual and 
Transgender Issues) to 
encourage all members of 
the campus community to 
come together and celebrate 
the richness and value of our 
campus diversity. 

Major Events 

12:30 p.m. Talk and 
book signing with Sher- 
man Alexia Concert Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center 

5 p.m. Song Talk with 
Bern ice fteagon (of Sweet 
Honey in the Rock) and 
Toshi Reagan Concert Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center 

For more information and 
activities, visit www.inform. 
umd.edu/buildit 



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

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Introduces network tech- 
nologies such as using FTP to 
transfer files between local and 
host machines, reading and 
posting on Usenet news- 
groups, subscribing to public 
newsgroups and sending 
attachments using an e-mail 
program such as Netscape. Pre- 
requisite: a WAM account. The 
cost is $10 for students; $20 for 
faculty/staff; $25 for alumni. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 

7-9 p.m.. Live From Death 

Row A discussion via satellite 
with death row inmates con- 
cerning police brutality. Spon- 
sored by NAACP-UMCP Multi- 
purpose Room, Nyumburu Cul- 
tural Center. For more informa- 
tion, caU 4-8326. 



EDMESDAV 



October 3 

8 a.m. -8 p.m.. University 
Libraries' Annual Used 
Book Sale Small gym, Cole 
Field House. First day of sale is 
for the campus community 



only, with identification. More 
than 30,000 books on more 
than 30 subjects including art, 
economics, history, military 
matters, women's studies, Jew- 
ish studies, politics, textbooks 
and more. Sale for the public 
Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-8 p.m and Oct. 5, 
8 a.m. -5 p.m. For more infor- 
mation, contact Libraries' Gifts 
Office at 5-9125 or visit 
www.lib.umd.edu/CLMD/ 
Gift s/booksale . html . 

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.. Fall Career 
Fair Stamp Student Union. 
First of two days (also Oct. 4). 
University of Maryland students 
and alumni are welcome at this 
opportunity to review a "wide 
variety of full-time and intern- 
ship positions with 300 
employers. Come prepared: 
bring resumes and student I.D. 
For more information, contact 
Betsy Reed at (301) 314-7225 
or breed@ds9.umd.edu, or visit 
www.careerccnter.urnd.edu. 

12-1 p.m.. Research and 
DevelopmentPresentation: 
Greenbelt CARES Youth 
and Family Services Bureau 
— A Model Community 
Counseling Program 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building. With Carol Levanthal, 
LC.S.W.-C, director, Greenbelt 
CARES Youth and Family Ser- 
vices Bureau. All faculty, staff 
and graduate students are invit- 
ed. For more information, con- 
tact Vivian Boyd, Counseling 
Center director, at 4-7675. 

12-1 p.m.. Weight Manage- 
ment Series (Also Oct. 10, 17, 
24 and 31). Center for Health 
andWellbeing,0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. A non-diet 
approach to managing your 
weight for a lifetime. Learn to 
address the circumstances that 
cause overeating and lack of 
exercise; create strategies to 
change these habits for life. 
The Center for Health and 
Wellbeing is a satellite office of 
the University Health Center. 
You do not have to be a mem- 
ber of the CRC to attend pro- 
grams. For more information, 
call 4-1493 or email 
treger@health.umd.edu. 

12-1:30 p.m., Language 
House International Cafe 
Luncheon 0106 St. Mary's 
Hall. This week's featured cui- 
sine is Chinese. Cost: $4.95. For 
more information, call Eileen 
Timothy Kaht at 5^>996. 

4-5 p.m., Astronomy Collo- 
quium: Star-disk Locking in 



Pre-matn Sequence Stars: 
The Origin of Stellar Rota- 
tion 2400 Computer & Space 
Sciences. With Marc Pinson- 
neault, Ohio State University. 
Colloquia are usually preceded 
by coffee and followed by an 
informal reception (both in 
room CSS 0254). Anyone inter- 
ested in having lunch or talk- 
ing with the speaker should 
contact Chris Reynold, 5-2682 
or coll-request@astro.umd.edu. 
Please note that most parking 
meters in Parking Garage 2 
have been removed. Parking 
for visitors is available in the 
cashier-attended parking lot at 
die intersection of Paint Branch 
& Technology Drive (a 5-10 
minute walk to the CSS bldg.). 



HU R S DftV 



8 a.m. -8 p.m.. University 
Libraries' Annual Used 
Book Sale Small gym. Cole 
Field House. See Oct. 3 for 
details. 

10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Fall Career 
Fair Stamp Student Union. See 
Oct. 3 for details. 



12-1 p.m., FSAP Forum: 
Staying Resilient Through 
Tough Times 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. See article 
on page 1 for details. 



4 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
A Honeymoon Spent Caked 
in Mud: George Gaylord 
Simpson's 1938 Expedition 
to Venezuela 1116 Institute 
for Physical Science and Tech- 
nology (IPST). With Joseph A. 
Cain, University College, Lon- 
don. Cosponsored by the Com- 
mittee on the History and Phi- 
losophy of Science, the College 
of Arts and Humanities, and 
IPST. For more information, 
contact hp26@umail. umd.edu, 
5-5691 or visit http://carnap. 
umd.edu/chps/. 

4-5 p.m.. Reconstructing 
the Rise of Recent Coastal 
Anoxia: Better Chemistry 
Through History 1410 
Physics. Leading off this year's 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture Series is George Helz 
of the Department of Chem- 
istry and Biochemistry. The 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture Series is given by facul- 
ty members honored for their 
outstanding accomplishments 
in both scholarship and teach- 
ing. In addition to Helz, this 
year's honorees are Sara Via, 
Peter Beicken, Raymond Mar- 
tin, and Rabindra Mohapatra. 
For more information, contact 
Rhonda Malone at 5-2509 or 
rmalone@deans. umd .edu . 



October S 



Field House. See Oct. 3 for 

details. 

8-10 p.m.. The Family 
Ded ova/Vole ho k In Concert 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Free 
Family Weekend performance 
by faculty artists Larissa Dedo- 
va and Mikhail Volchok with 
daughters and students Anas- 
tassia and Daria. For the School 
of Music's complete October 
concert calendar, visit www. 
umd.edu/music/calendar. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS 
or visit www. claricesmithcen- 
ter.umd.edu. 



October 9 

8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.. Diversity 
Scholarship Showcase 

Stamp Student Union, Details 
in For Your Interest, page 8. 

12 noon. Author Lecture 
and Book Signing: Harvey 
Meyerson Lecture Room D, 
National Arcliives at College 
Park, 8601 Adelphi Road. De- 
tails in For Your Interest, p. 8. 

3-4:30 p.m.. Community 
Service-Learning Town 
Meeting PG Room, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

4 p.m., Physics Colloquium: 
Probing The New Frontier 
Of Materials With The Near- 
Field Microwave Micro- 
scope 1410 Physics. With 
Steven Anlage, associate profes- 
sor of physics, University of 
Maryland. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-5945. 



8 a.m. -8 p.m., University 
Libraries' Annual Used 
Book Sale Small gym, Cole 



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OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Music of Our Time: 

A Discovery Series 



A unique festival showcas- 
ing contemporary music is 
coming to the stage of the 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall of 
the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Music of our 
Time: A Discovery Series 
begins on Saturday, Oct. 1 3 
with the first of five concerts 
to be presented throughout 
the year. Jointly sponsored 
by the center, the School of 
Music and the Division of 
Theory and Composition, 
the festival will feature per- 



Ohana and Daniel Teruggi. 
On Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 
p.m., the final concert of the 
fall semester will feature the 
Newjuilliard Ensemble, 
directed by Joel Sachs, to the 
center. The ensemble is 
composed of some of the 
finest student performers at 
the world-renowned J uilliard 
School of Music. New works 
by composers from Eastern 
Europe and nations of the 
former Soviet Union will be 
featured in the concert. 




The New Juilliard Ensemble will perform Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. 



formances of works com- 
posed during the second 
half of the 20th century, 
along with several world 
premiere performances. 
The series begins with 
two free concerts. On Oct. 
13 at 8 p.m., the New Mil- 
lennium Ensemble, one of 
America's top contemporary 
music ensembles, will pres- 
ent a program that includes 
Olivier Messiaen's chamber 
masterpiece "Quatuor pour 
la fin du temps," a previously 
unperformed work by Mor- 
ton Feldman and a premiere 
by Scott Johnson. On Oct. 19 
at 8 p.m. , the series contiri- 
ueswith AncuzaAprodu 
and Thierry Miroglio, a 
piano/percussion duo spe- 
cializing in the performance 
of contemporary music by 
European composers. They 
will present a concert of 
works by Enrico Correggia, 
Kaija Saariaho, Betsy Jolas, 
Hugues Dufourt, Maurice 



For ticket information or to 

request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301 .405.AR.TS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 

Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Onterat Maryland 



Tickets for the Oct. 20 
concert are $20. The festival 
will continue in Spring 2002 
with a computer music con- 
ference entitled , " Electro- 
Acoustic Music: The Contin- 
uing Tradition of Music on 
Tape," and the performance 
of theWalsum Competition 
winners by the piano trio 
Opus 3, one of Washington's 
most acclaimed chamber 
music groups. 



All in the Family 




The Oedova Family wil 



rm on Friday, Oct. 5 as part of Family Weekend at Maryland. 



With eight hands 
and one piano, life 
at the Dedova 
house is always full of beauti- 
ful music. The family of four 
have spent most of their lives 
either learning, playing, or 
teaching piano, so it seems 
only fitting they perform a 
family concert during Family 
weekend at Maryland on Oct. 
5 at 8 p.m. 

Larissa Dedova, associate 
professor in the School of 
Music, husband Mikhail Vol- 
chok, lecturer in the School of 
Music, and daughters Anastas- 
sia and Daria, students in the 
School of Music, have been 
playing together for decades. 
For the first time in the 



United States the family will 
be performing a concert 
together on two grand pianos 
in the Concert Hall of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. 

"I am very excited," said 
Larissa. "It is a fantastic oppor- 
tunity to play this type of per- 
formance in this type of hall," 
she added.The entire family is 
looking forward to the con- 
cert where both mother and 
father will each play a piano 
with a daughter on their 
right. "We will have a very 
dynamic program," said 
Mikhail. "Everybody should 
come. It's so unique to hear 
four pianists at one time." 

The program, which will 



include Chopin, Liszt and 
Raclimaninov, is free and 
open to the public. For more 
information, call (301) 405- 
ARTS or visit www.clarice- 
smitlicenter.umd.edu. 




Adele Cabot Spends Summer with Shakespeare 

Theatre Professor Learns New Ways to Teach 



Adele Cabot, assistant 
professor in the 
Department of The- 
atre, participated in the first 
New Globe International Act- 
ing Fellows Program this sum- 
mer. She was one of 1 2 from 
around the world selected to 
attend. 

The professional actors 
used the time in Shake- 
speare's famous Globe The- 
atre to explore different cul- 
tural approaches to shake- 
speare, examine his language 
and study Ills characters moti- 
vations. To do this, the group 
performed one of Shake- 
speare's lesser known plays, 
"Cymbelinc." 

Instead of performing the 
play traditionally from begin- 
ning to end, the actors took 



just a few scenes to perform, 
using five completely differ- 
ent rhetoric techniques. While 
the lines the characters recit- 
ed remained unchanged, the 
acdon on stage was always 
different. 

"By changing what a char- 
acter wanted, you could 
change the outcome, so every 
scene would be different 
because the discovery of the 
character was always differ- 
ent " said Cabot, who por- 
trayed the role of lacomo. 
Another interesting element 
of the scenes was the lack of 
specific stage direction given 
by the director. 

"We would move on 
impulse, using heightened 
gestures in response to the 
space of the theatre," she 



added. Having never per- 
formed in the Globe, the 
experience took a litde 
adjusting for Cabot. "The audi- 
ence/actor relationship was 
so different," she said. "The 
1,500-seat wooden theatre 
was almost like working in a 
womb." 

The fellowship was a great 
opportunity for Cabot. She 
was able to look at Shake- 
speare through the eyes of 
many different countries and 
understand how the language 
has evolved into the 21st cen- 
tury. She intends to use that 
knowledge in her profession- 
al career as well here at Mary- 
land, where she can teach her 
students how to adapt Shake- 
speare into the changing 
times. 



Exploring 
Arts in 
Education 

The Performing Arts 
Library of the Clarice 
Smith Performing 
Arts Center will be hosting 
The Art of Partnership, an 
opportunity to explore col- 
laborations between 
schools and communities 
to enhance learning in 
music, theatre, dance and 
the visual arts, Friday and 
Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. 

The Charles Fowler Col- 
loquium will feature four 
nationally distinguished 
speakers and moderated 
discussions at the Inn and 
Conference Center on Fri- 
day. On Saturday, the cen- 
ter will host a half-day 
workshop for representa- 
tives from schools and 
organizations, arts adviso- 
ry panels and communi- 
ties, foundations and agen- 
cies on how to foster, 
improve and sustain for- 
mal partnerships in arts 
education. 

The Art of Partnership 
program will highlight 
model Maryland arts part- 
nerships in music, theatre, 
dance and visual arts. For 
updated information 
please visit www.tib.umd. 
edu/PAUFowler2001.html. 



OCTOBER 2 



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Pxtracurricular 



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employees' lives outside of their day jobs. We tvelcome story suggestions; call Monette Austin Bailey at 
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Mike Shay, shown above with dance partner Stacey Lipitz, started the university's Ballroom at Maryland club. 
Shay and his wife Amy (below) met on the dance floor. 



To hear Mike Shay tell it, 
ballroom dancing is the 
activity for just-left-of- 
mainstream, uninhibited men. 

"Really, I mean, for a guy to get 
out there and dance?" he asks 
rhetorically and with a hearty 
laugh,"in front of people?" 

Shay is one of those brave 
individuals; for on many week- 
end nights this plasma research 
associate can be found waltzing 
his six-foot frame across a 
dance floor, head held high, 
feet flying. 

"IVe always loved dancing. I 
went to all the high school 
dances." As an undergraduate at 
Grinnell College in Iowa, he 
regularly took pari in the once- 
a-semester waltz held by the 
school. "Everyone gets dressed 
up. It was fun." 

It was where he got his first 
taste of partner dancing. A few 
ballroom dancing classes later, 
^nd Shay was really hooked. He 
went social dancing, as non- 
competitive ballroom dancing 
is called, while in Champaign, 
111. spending time with his par- 
ents after graduation. He even 
entered a competition. 

Shay came to the university 
as a physics graduate student in 
1993. He wanted to dance in 
his free time. 

"I looked at the SGA's list of 
clubs; there was nothing. So in 
my first year here, I didn't do a 
lot.The next year I started a 
ballroom club called Ballroom 
at Maryland, BAM. It's still very 
active," he says. 

The club (www.ballroomat- 



maryland.com) hosts dances, 
workshops and competitions 
open to anyone. They're on a 
mission to combat stereotypes 
that ballroom dancers are 
stuffy exclusivists. 

"The people are a lot of fun, 
really easy going, especially at 
the social [dancing] level. Peo 
pie show up to our classes in 



Ballroom at Maryland 
will host a weekend of 
activities Nov. 2-4 at 
the Reckord Armory- There 
will be a social dance on Fri- 
day, a competition on Satur- 
day and workshops on Sun- 
day. For more information, 
go to www. ball roomatmary- 
land.com, A portion of the 
proceeds from the event will 
go to the September nth 
Memorial Scholarship Fund, 
which provides academic 
assistance to students who 
lost a parent or guardian in 
that day's attacks. 



Tevas and half of the people 
show up without a partner." 

Classes are offered by BAM 
through the Art and Learning 
Center in the Stamp Student 
Union. Shay says 200 to 300 
people per semester take the 
ballroom courses. Club officers 
also plan outings to local stu- 
dios where attendees are 
encouraged to dress casualty, 
"but nice." Advance dancers 
look out for the beginners and 
one-hour lessons are offered 



before each BAM-hosted dance. 

Shay's full-time responsibili- 
ties for the Institute for 
Research in Electronics and 
Applied Physics leave him less 
time for his dancing, something 
he regrets, especially now that 
he's moved into more competi- 
tive waters. He did make time 
to compete in a United States 
Amateur Ballroom Dancers 
Association contest in Salt Lake 
City last month, though. "It was 
worth going the distance for," 
he explains. "I'm pretty hard- 
core now." 

His wife, Amy, shares his love 
of dance, though not at this 
level. It is how they met. Shay 
competes with a his partner, 
Stacey Liptz, another former 
Maryland student. 

Joy of movement aside, Shay 
came to dancing for the social 
aspects of the sport.The club 
scene offers loud music and a 
limited playlist, he says. Ball- 
room dancers can groove to 
traditional waltzes, the hustle, 
swing and even die cha-cha. 
"That song 'Lady Marmalade,' 
that's out now? It's die perfect 
cha-cha " Shay says. 

This from a man who studies 
math at a level most find dizzy- 
ing. "Ball room dancing does 
tend to attract a higher per- 
centage of people who like sci- 
ence than you would think. 
There's that correlation 
between mathematics and 
music," he says. "But it tends to 
be people who have no inhibi- 
tions, who are willing to have a 
good time." 



Students Channel 
Helplessness into 
Scholarship Fund 



Instead of being frozen 
by fear or shock, two 
university students have 
found a long-term way 
to help some of their peers 
affected by the Sept. 1 1 
tragedies. 

Many students lost a parent 
or guardian that day, reasoned 
Dave Amdur, a sophomore let- 
ters and sciences major, and 
Jodie Campbell, a senior com- 
munication major. Not only is 
the loss personal, but finan- 
cial as well, jeopardizing 
many students' chances to fin- 
ish school. So they began col- 
lecting money for a scholar- 
ship fund. For now, the 
money is just for College Park 
campus students. They would 



The two taegan their quest 
with President Dan Mote's 
office and found their way in 
front of Brodie Remington, 
vice president for University 
Relations and president of the 
College Park Foundation, which 
will distribute the funds. 

"David and Jodie are articu- 
late, talented and caring stu- 
dents," he said. "They have 
had creative ideas for promot- 
ing the September 1 1 th Fund 
and are energetically commit- 
ted to helping students who 
suffered a loss in the World 
Trade Center and Pentagon 
tragedies." 

Campbell and Amdur have 
been in a veritable whirlwind 
of activity since receiving 




PHOTO BY MONETTt AUSTIN BAILEY 



Jodie Campbell, a senior communication major, and Dave Amdur, a 
sophomore letters and sciences major, created a scholarship fund to 
help students who may have lost guardians or parents in the Sept. 11 
tragedies. Campbell lost a cousin in New York City, 



like the scholarship to be 
national eventually 

"We raised $500 passing 
out buckets," said Amdur, who 
is from Teaneck, NJ. "I got 
$300 just from my dorm, Cen- 
tre vi He. And this is just sin- 
gles, not big bills," 

Now managed by the Col- 
lege Park Foundation, the Sep- 
tember 1 1 th Memorial Schol- 
arship Fund seems to have 
tapped into the well-spring of 
support being shown all over 
campus. 

"It just took off," said Camp- 
bell, who is from MonticeUo, 
N.Y 

The two met during one of 
the candlelight vigils held 
Sept. 12. Amdur had gotten 
up to speak, asking for help 
with his scholarship idea. 
Campbell, who had seven 
family members in jeopardy 
that day, also got up to say a 
few words. She became over- 
come with emotion and went 
to sit at the back of the 
crowd. Amdur joined her and 
the two began talking about 
what could be done. 

"I don't feel so helpless 
anymore," said Campbell, who 
lost a cousin that worked in 
one of the World Trade Cen- 
ter towers. "It could've been 
worse for me." 



Remington's support; doing 
guest spots on WHFS-FM and 
WKYS-FM radio stations, 
meeting with editors at The 
Washington Post, speaking to 
campus club leaders and 
arranging future events. Local 
merchants such as R.J. Bent- 
ley's, Santa Fe Cafe and Cor- 
nerstone have lent their sup- 
port, said Amdur. Also, the two" : 
wUl man rabies at the next 
two home football games. 

They tell their peers that 
giving money will ease the 
burden for fellow students 
trying to stay in school, a 
struggle many students can 
relate to. It's the same type of 
empathy both credit for the 
outpouring of support. 

"This hits so many people " 
Campbell said. 



For more information 
on the September 
1 1th Memorial Schol- 
arship Fund, send e-mail to 
septembeM Ithscholarship- 
fund@hotmait.com. Contri- 
butions should be sent to 
Terry Miller, 2105B 
Pocomoke Building. Or call 
(301) 405-7760 to donate by 
credit card. 



OUTLOOK 



Women's Studies 
Database One of 
First to Compile 
Vast Resources 

Name: Women's Studies 
Database 

URL: www.umd. edu/ws 

University affiliation: Office 
of Information Technology 

Creator/editor: Joan Koren- 
man and Janet McLeod. The 
site is updated by a student 
who posts information provid- 
ed by professionals. 

History/development: Start- 
ed in 1992. The site was creat- 
ed before there was even a 
women's studies major at the 
university. Its purpose was to 
support those in Women's 
Studies programs and to pro- 
vide materials to those who 
wished to start women's stud- 
ies programs at their own uni- 
versities and colleges. 

Features: Covers topics such 
as issues in the field, calls for 
papers, conference listings, 
funding opportunities, 
announcements, employment, 
film reviews and a reading 
room with recommended 
texts. Contains links upon links 
upon links. If there is an area 
related to the study of women, 
it can most likely be found 
here. 



Audience: Those with an 
interest in topics related to 
women's studies. The site is 
extremely popular with exter- 
nal audiences. In August of this 
year, there were 1 2 million hits 
coming from outside of the 
University of Maryland. It is 
still a high traffic area for the 
university with 4.5 million hits 
in August coming from within 
the university. 

What makes it special: 

Links, links and more links. 
Tli ere are literally thousands of 
links on this site. Several 
search engines list it at the top 
of resource lists. It is updated 
daily so that the dates for con- 
ferences and deadlines for fel- 
lowships are current, lida 
Larsen . Assistant Director for 
Collegial Relations and Infor- 
mation Services with OJT, said 
that this, unlike other sites 
which focus on literature or 
technology, this site covers 
several topic areas. 






Gina Jones, coordinator of 
Web services at OIT, said she 
went to a women's studies 
conference a few years ago 
and several people told her 
what a valuable resource the 
site was for women's studies 
classes. 

"When the database was 
begun in 1992 it was unique. 
No one else was providing this 
information online," Larsen 
said. "Now there are other 
wo mens studies and women 
issues web sites, but the Uni- 
versity's Women's Studies Data- 
base still ranks very high with 
its comprehensive index of 
topics and links and with its 
special collections/' 



Creating Service-Oriented Citizens 

Town Hall Meeting Extols Virtues of Service Learning 



If you learn while young the mutual bene- 
fits of community service, it will continue 
to be a fulfilling part of your life, accord- 
ing to two campus staff members who spend 
many of their off-work hours as volunteers. 

Paula Basile, organizational development 
and training coordi- 
nator with the uni- 
versity's personnel 
office, found one of 
her current activities 
through the Com- 
muter Affairs and 
Community Service 
office fair last year. 
Next Tuesday, the 
office will host a Ser- 
vice Learning Town 
Meeting & Recep- 
tion inviting the 
campus to talk 
about the impor- 
tance of service 
learning. In addition 
to a poster session, 
the event will 
engage participants 
in a dialogue about 
the role and future 
of service learning 
at die university. 

Basile is the volun- 
teer coordinator for 
Safe Passages, a 
Prince George's 
County program for 
troubled youth that 
provides an alterna- 
tive to jail. Partici- 
pants spend approx- 
imately four hours 
after school and 

most of the day Saturday in a space donated 
by the Ager Methodist Church in Hyattsville. 

'There are counselors, peer counseling, 
substance abuse counselors and a full-time 
teacher," says Basile, to help with school 
assignments. Students also go to cultural and 
sporting events. 

Helping others is something it seems Basile 
has always done, she says, though it wasn't 
called service learning when she was a Girl 
Scout, or when she volunteered in college. 
Marvin Pyles, assistant director of personnel 
and Basile s supervisor, agrees that starting 
early in life is the key. 

"It gives you a mindset.'This is something 




Marvin Pyles and Paula Basile make time in their lives 
for helping others — because they benefit as well. 






ervice Learning Town Meeting & Recep- 
tion, 3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 9, Prince George's 
Room, Stamp Student Union. Refresh- 
ments will be served. For more information, 
call{301)314-CARE. 



that you do.' I believe in the high school com- 
munity service requirement," he says, referring 
to the hours many high school students have 
to earn in order to graduate. Pyles, whose 
altruistic tendencies also started as a Scout, 
now coaches his two daughters' field hockey, 
soccer and lacrosse 
teams. He says it isn't 
as important as the 
work Basile does, 
though she counters 
that he's being too 
modest. 

"At the end of the 
year, he holds a big 
banquet, he creates 
awards for all the 
girls. He does diis all 
himself, from his own 
pocket," she says. 

Pyles also teaches 
sign language, works 
with the focal PTA 
and has coached 
Special Olympics. 
"I'd like to get back 
to Special Olympics, 
that's a lot of fun," he 
says. 

Basile and Pyles 
are not alone in their 
enthusiasm, they say, 
it's the long-term 
commitment part 
many people find 
difficult. 

"It's very discour- 
aging," says Basile. 
"Our culture is very 
supportive of [volun- 
teering] , but every- 
body's busy and 
can't make that long-term commitment," adds 
Pyles. 

"It has to be something you're passionate 
about," says Basile. 

To help encourage young people to find a 
place for themselves in service, both say they 
tell students how volunteer work can 
improve all sorts of skills. It also looks good 
on a resume and exposes students to the rest 
of the world. 

"You have no idea how much you'll learn 
about yourself," says Basile, who has also been 
a mentor for a child for three years. 

"It helps build confidence," says Pyles, 
"when you can help somebody else." 



PHOTO B>f MONETTE AUSTIN BAILED 



Assistance: FSAP 

Continued from page 1 



views than that of their 
colleagues and aren't 
comfortable expressing 
themselves. She said 
they can come to FSAP 
and have confidential 
conversations and feel 
supported. 

Both counselors know 
that people deal with 
things differendy, mourn- 
ing an immediate loss can 
take more than a year, but 
no one should be alone. 
"We don't want people to 
feel like there is no one 
out there for them," Rug- 
gieri said. 

The FSAP has a bank of 
more than 700 resources 
around the community to 
refer those who are look- 



ing for extra help. There 
is also the Emergency 
Loan Fund for those fac- 
ulty and staff members 
who are in need of 
money during tliis specif- 
ic crisis. FSAP can loan up 
to $ 1 ,000. Ruggieri said 
he thought the shock of 
Sept. 1 1 was finally begin- 
ning to wear off. With 
last week's tornado, peo- 
ple still need help. 

"This is on-going and 
we need to take care of 
each other and be 
resilient," Ruggieri said. 

For more information, 
call FSAP at (301) 314- 
8 1 70 or visit www. 
inform.umd.edu/healtli/ 
fsap. 



I I 



Family Weekend 

The University of Mary- 
land plays host to par- 
ents as they come to 
campus to visit their students 
and university faculty and staff 
Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, 
Oct. 7. Several events will take 
place during the weekend, 
including a football game and 
dinner with faculty. The week- 
end is sponsored by the univer- 
sity and the University of Mary- 
land Parents' Association. Par- 
ents and families can experi- 
ence the academics, culture and 
sports available as part of 
everyday fife on campus. 

For more information, con- 
tact the Parents' Association at 
(301) 314-8429. Families must 
register to attend. For informa- 
tion on registration, call (301) 
314-7884. 




In Memoriam 

Pioneer 
Theoretical 
Physicist and 
Educator Dies 

William M. MacDonald, 
of Potomac, Md., 
University of Mary- 
land professor emeritus widely 
recognized for his contribu- 
tions to theoretical physics 
and to physics education, died 
on Sept. 19 at Montgomery 
Hospice's Casey House in 
Rockville at age 73. He suf- 
fered from Amyotrophic Later- 
al Sclerosis, ALS. 

In 1967 he initiated the uni- 
versity's Theoretical Nuclear 
Physics Research Group, and 
guided it in his characteristical- 
ly democratic style to its pres- 
ent national prominence. In 
1 975-76 he wrote the Physics 
Department's Plan of Organiza- 
tion, which became the model 
for the governance plans of 
several departments and col- 
leges of the university. 

He was an early advocate of 
supercomputer centers in sup- 
port of scientific research, and 
served on the National Science 
Foundation (NSF) committee 
whose 1 980 recommendations 
led to the establishment of 
four national supercomputer 
centers. He served as NSF pro- 
gram manager for Theoretical 
Physics, assistant to the direc- 
tor of the University of Mary- 
land Computer Science Center 
for Supe (computing by Cam- 
pus Faculty and as director of 
Physics Computing Services. 

MacDonald was born in 
Salem, Ohio, and graduated 
summa cum laude from the 
University of Pittsburgh. He 
earned his doctorate from 
Princeton University under the 
guidance of Eugene P.Wigner, 
Nobelist. He carried out early 
research at the Los Alamos Sci- 
entific Laboratory, Princeton i 
Project Matte rhorn, Nuclear 
Development Associates and 
the Lawrence Berkeley Radia- 
tion Laboratory, Berkeley, and 
served as Visiting Lecturer at 
the University of Wisconsin. He 
joined the University of Mary- 
land in 1956. 

His first marriage to Barbara 
Blakeley ended in divorce. He 
is survived by his wife of 36 
years, Rosemary, and by their 
two sons, Colin R. MacDonald 
of Arlington, Va. and Ian M. 
MacDonald of Stanford, Calif., 
and by four children from his 
first marriage: Pamela L. Heinze 
of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; 
Jeffrey D. MacDonald of 
Brandywine, Md.; Melinda L. 
Hartnett ofWoodbridge.Va.; 
and Todd D. MacDonald of 
LaPlata,Md..and his brother, 
Robert B. MacDonald of 
Sea brook, Texas . 









OCTOBER 2, 2001 



Inaugural Event Kicks off Retirees Association 




Guests enjoy lunch and each other's company at the University of Maryland Retirees Assocation 
Inaugural Lucheon, held at the Golf Course last month. 

Several dozen individuals came out to the help the new University of Maryland 
Retirees Association celebrate the group's creation. Sponsored by the Center 
on Aging in partnership with the Alumni Association and the University 
Relations, the association allows retired faculty and staff to remain connected to the 
university through activities and on-going access to resources. 

Events and privileges include a luncheon and lecture series, concerts and other 
performances at the Clarice Smith Peforming Arts Center, a directory of Maryland 
retirees and a resource guide. For more information about the association, call (301) 
405-2469 or send e-mail to rt9@umail.umd.edu. 



Democracy Collaborative: 

Weaving a Global Tapestry of Democracy 

Continued from page 1 



eminent and Politics (BSOS) 
and the Maryland School of 
Public Affairs. He is the Kekst 
Professor of Civil Society and 
the University System of 
Maryland Elkins Professor. He 
actively participates in the 
university's expanding 
Democracy Collaborative, an 
international consortium of 
more than 20 of the world's 
leading academic centers and 
citizen engagement organiza- 
tions. The collaborative will 
conduct research and train 
organizations to build the 
foundations of democracy in 
their communities. 

"The Democracy Collabora- 
Uve's ongoing work may also 
be considered a serious 
response to terrorism,'* Barber 
says. "We want to help weave 
the strands of global civil 
society into a more effective 
force Like a patchwork quilt, 
it can help smother the 
flames of terrorism." 

The collaborative is a com- 
ponent of the university's Civil 
Society Initiative. Organized 
by BSOS in 1999, it also 
includes a prominent lecmre 
series and CTVICUS, the resi- 
dential living-learning program 
for undergraduates that focus- 
ing on issues of citizenship 
and community-building. 



"Our goal in these initia- 
tives is to advance the idea of 
the engaged university," says 
BSOS dean Irwin Goldstein. 
"The central idea that the 
mission of higher education 
ought to be one of building 
democracy and strengthening 
community is an idea whose 
time has come. And Barber 
will provide significant lead- 
ership in this endeavor. I'm 
personally delighted to wel- 
come him here." 

Susan C. Schwab, dean of 
the School of Public Affairs, 
says, "The collaborative's com- 
munity-building focus will be 
the catalyst for the kind of 
intellectual community that 
many faculty working in polit- 
ical science, ethics and public 
policy throughout the univer- 
sity have sought for many 
years." 

Barber comes to Maryland 
from Rutgers University, 
where for the past 1 2 years he 
has served as director of the 
Walt Whitman Center for the 
Culture and Politics of Democ- 
racy and where he also held 
the Walt Whitman Chair of 
Political Science 

Among Barber's 14 books is 
the 1995 international best- 
seller "Jihad Vs. McWorld," in 
which he argues that the 



globalization of economics 
and culture has weakened 
democratic institutions, creat- 
ed injustices and triggered 
worldwide fundamentalist 
reactions inside and outside 
of Islam. His latest, "The Truth 
of Power: Intellectual Affairs 
in the Clinton White House," 
details his six years as an 
informal adviser to the presi- 
dent. He argues that while 
intellectuals had a place at 
the policy-making table in the 
Clinton administration, they 
had only limited influence. 
For example, in one chapter 
that he calls "Clinton Vs. Jihad 
Vs. McWorld," Barber says the 
president understood the 
need to offset the excesses of 
globalization, though this 
concern did not translate into 
policy action. 

Barber has consulted wide- 
ly with European leaders, 
including German President 
Roman Herzog. He recently 
was named by the French 
government a Chevalier dans 
1'Ordre des Palmes Acade- 
miques.ii Knight in the Order 
of Academic Laurels. His 
other honors include Guggen- 
heim and Fulbright Fellow- 
ships and the Berlin Prize of 
the American Academy of 
Berlin. 



An Anniversary in Triplicate 



Three founding mem- 
bers of die Depart- 
ment of Computer 
Science celebrated 30 
years of service recently. Ashok 
Agrawala .Victor Basili and Mar- 
vin Zelkowitz played a central 
role in defining the depart- 
ment's undergraduate educa- 
tion curriculum. 

Agrawala came to the univer- 
sity after completing his doc- 
torate at Harvard and working 



collaborators the Outstanding 
Invention of 2000 for "Pinpoint 
Technology: Locating and Syn- 
chronizing Mobile Wireless 
Nodes." 

Basili and Zelkowitz are 
among the nation's top 
researchers in software engi- 
neering research. Together, 
they established the Fraun- 
hofer Center — Maryland for 
Experimental Software Design. 
Basili joined the university after 




Professors ll-rl Ashok Agrawala, Victor Basili and Marvin Zelkowitz 
recently celebrated 30 years with the university's Department of Compu- 
ter Science. Basili actually has actually been on the campus 31 years. 



in industry at Honeywell. He is 
internationally recognized for 
his research on operating sys- 
tems and computer networks. 
He was instrumental in per- 
suading Fujitsu of America to 
establish a research laboratory 
in College Park and to become 
a founding partner of the 
recently formed Maryland 
Information and Network 
Dynamics Lab. The university 
recognized Agrawala s recent 
contributions to computer sci- 
ence by awarding him and his 



receiving his doctorate at the 
University of Texas at Austin 
and Zelkowitz after earning his 
doctorate from Cornell Univer- 
sity. Basili is the executive 
director of the Fraunhofer Cen- 
ter, which was founded as a 
quasi-private applied research 
organization in January 1 998. It 
is the leading competence cen- 
ter for applied research and 
technology transfer in experi- 
mental software engineering. 
He is also a past chairman of 
the department. 



Krouse: Assumes New Role 

Continued front page 1 



dynamic members," said Morris 
Lewis, a retired Prince George's 
County police chief and execu- 
tive director of the association. 
"He will probably take this 
organization a step or two 
higher than it already is." 

Krouse, who has been with 
the university since 1 989, was 
to be sworn in on Sept. 1 2 dur- 
ing the association's annual 
conference in Ocean City, Md. 
However, the previous day's 
tragic attacks cut short the 
event, sending officers running 
back to their districts. A new 
date for the ceremony has not 
been set, though Lewis said it 
may be mid-October. Krouse is 
already acting in his new role. 

Members can work their 
way through the organization's 
executive board structure and 
serve on various committees. 
Krouse has served on the legisla- 
tive, awards and public affairs 
committees. He said putting his 
name on the ballot followed 
his decision to become more 
involved in the association. 

"They're the ones 1 turn to if 



I need help," he said. "I've found 
it to be a wonderful organiza- 
tion." 

When asked about handling 
his responsibilities as police 
chief and association president, 
Krouse said being in the police 
business means learning to jug- 
gle various responsibilities to 
fit whatever time is available- 
He also said it would be impos- 
sible without strong support 
from family and co-workers. 

"If you don't have good peo- 
ple in your organization, it 
won't work. I'm satisfied that 
we have excellent j>eople here. 
I didn't just get here. There are 
a lot of people in my career 
who helped me. Neil Behan 
was the toughest boss, but fair. 
He came to Baltimore County 
from New York City. I owe a lot 
of praise to him. 

"My family has been so 
strong," he continued."! have 
four children, my wife, Linda, 
practically raised them single- 
handedly during 1 7 years of 
shift work. I'm so pleased they 
turned out so well." 



OUTLOOK 



Campus Community Works Hard to Restore Order 



Under a bright blue sky, 
workers with heavy 
equipment, saws and 
their hands began clearing the 
debris from last week's torna- 
do. It could be weeks before 
all of the rubble is cleared, say 
officials. 

The twister caused exten- 
sive damage in the Denton 
Community and to cars in Lot 
2, It also claimed the lives of 
two students, 23-year-old 
Colleen Marlatt and her sister, 
20-year-old Erin Marlatt. 

Twenty-five students were 
treated for minor injuries and 
released. A few thousand 
were moved from the dorms. 
However, all students in the 
Denton Community were 
allowed back into their rooms 
around midnight on Tuesday. 
Off the 704 students in Uni- 
versity Courtyard who were 
displaced due to damage to 
their buidlings, approximately 
half moved back in during the 
weekend. It will be a couple 
of weeks before all students 
can return. 

The former construction 
trailers beside the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
were destroyed. They had 
been housing the Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute 
(MFRT) while their headquar- 
ters were being renovated, F. 
Patrick Marlatt, deputy direc- 
tor of MFRI and father to the 
sisters, was injured. Seven staff 
members of MFRI needed co 
be rescued by odier local fire 
and rescue teams. 

Nearby, President Dan 
Mote's residence was dam- 
aged by a large tree and 
across University Boulevard, 




I'HOTOS BY C¥NT>!IA MITCHEL 



All that remains of the Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute sits in 
the foreground (above and right). 

the tennis bubble was 
destroyed. 

Despite minor damage to 
Clarice, the center still 
planned to hold its dedication 
gala Saturday night. 

A University of Maryland 
Tornado Victims Fund will 
provide relief for members of 
the university community 
who were affected by the 
September 24 tornado, Basic- 
details of this fund still need 
to be worked out. Donations 
cannot be accepted naming 
specific individuals as benefi- 
ciaries.The fund, however, 
will be geared to helping 
those suffering the greatest 
harm and who are most in 




need. Anyone wisliing to 
make a contribution should 
write a check to the "Universi- 
ty of Maryland College Park 
Foundation" and indicate Tor- 
nado Victims Fund on the 



memo line. Send gifts to: Uni- 
versity of Maryland College 
Park Foundation, c/o Terry 
Miller, Room 2103, Pocomoke 
Building, College Park, MD 
20742. 




Gary Swift, a sophomore living in Ellicott Hall, removes speakers from 
the remains of his vehicle. When asked how he'll manage without a 
car, he replied, "Hope insurance covers it and look for a new one, I 
guess." Swift was one of many students to spend the night of Sept. 24 
at a friend's house, as his dorm was initially evacuated. 



In Lot 2, behind the Center for Young Children and the Denton 
Community, many students' vehicles were damaged or completely 
destroyed. Above, two students comfort their friend as she confronts 
the damage to her car, while a photographer (left) takes Polaroid snap- 
shots for insurance purposes. 




Though Easton Hall suffered some structural damage, residents were 
able to return to the dorm around midnight the night of the storm. 



Before tow trucks arrived, cars were piled one atop the other in Lot 2. 
The damage to vehicles was in many cases catastrophic. 



Missing the 
Comfort of 
the Everyday 

Editor's note: This column, written 
by Outlook graduate assistant 
Laura Lee, attempts to explain 
botv last month's unsettling 
events have affected her defini- 
tion of normal 

There is talk about getting back 
to normal: going back to work, 
going back to school and continu- 
ing widi the daily order of our 
lives. But if there has been a pat- 
tern to tills semester, it has been 
anything but norma). 

\ called my brother last Monday 
night on my way home from cam- 
pus. I was idle for most of the two 
hours it took me to get to from 
College Park to Greenbelt and 
wanted to talk to someone. He did- 
n't answer, so I left a lengthy mes- 
sage: "Clay, there was a tornado. 
Can you believe that? Of course 
you can..." 

A student died over Labor Day 
weekend. People developed theo- 
ries on what happened, but the 
fact remains that the death is still 
unexplained. A week later, we were 
frozen by watching the destruction 
of the World Trade Center towers 
and the Pentagon. The country 
mourned and asked questions — 
most of which do not have answers. 
And, last Monday, as I sat in class on 
the second floor of Woods Hall, 
someone came to tetl us to go 
downstairs, A tornado had been 
spotted miles away from campus. 

We dare to ask our selves, What 
next? As though if we knew, we 
could prepare and get in the right 
mind frame for the inevitable.We 
don't know anything except that 
tomorrow will come. What it 
brings, we'll just have to find out. 

To say we have been distracted 
is an understatement. The daily 
order of our lives have been dis- 
rupted as die happenings of our 
personal lives continue. For me, it 
is the absence of a daily order, an 
established routine, that makes get- 
ting back to normal so difficult. 

It's hard to remember what nor- 
mal is. 



Campus 
Catering 
Update 

During Monday's tornado, 
the University of Mary- 
land Catering kitchen 
and offices were severely dam- 
aged and they were forced to 
vacate their facility. While they 
rebuild, Catering will be able to 
meet tN> needs of all campus 
events, but request our flexibili- 
ty and patience, as certain serv- 
ices and menus may need to be 
altered until they are once again 
fully up and running. 

Catering thanks the campus 
for its understanding and sup- 
port. For more information, con- 
tact Lisa Davis at (301} 314-8031 
or ldavis@dining.umd.edu. 



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Diversity Scholarship 
Showcase 

The Center For Teaching Excel- 
lence (CTE), in partnership 
with a number of campus 
organizations, has organized 
the Diversity Scholarship 
Showcase, whose purpose is 
twofold. First, it is to build stu- 
dent-faculty dialogue on issues 
related to diversity in educa- 
tion. Second, it is to highlight 
the tremendous quality of stu- 
dents' papers, projects, per- 
formances and other creative 
work which students produce 
in their courses and other 
learning experiences. 

The conference is spon- 
sored by Associate Provost for 
Diversity and Equity, College of 
Arts and Humanities, College 
of Education Diversity Com- 
mittee, CORE, Curriculum 
Transformation Project, Mary- 
land Institute for Technology 
in the Humanities (MITH), 
Office Human Relations Pro- 
grams, President's Commission 
on Women's Issues (PCWT), 
Department of Spanish and 
Portuguese and Consortium on 
Race, Gender & Ethnicity. 

The event will take place on 
Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m.- 
4 p.m. in Stamp Student Union. 
For more information, contact 
Inayet Sahin at 5-9980 or 
is32@umail.umd.edu. 



Nature's Army: Lecture 
and Book Signing at the 
National Archives 

The National Archives at Col- 
lege Park will host an author 
lecture and book signing with 
Harvey Meyerson on Tuesday, 
Oct. 9 at 12 p.m. 

Meyerson returns to discuss 
his book "Nature's Army: When 
Soldiers Fought forYosemite." 
Few people know that the 
park's first stewards were 
drawn from the Army From 
1890 until the establishment of 
the National Park Service in 
1916, these soldiers proved to 
be extremely competent and 
farsighted wilderness man- 
agers. So great was the Army's 
influence that the National 
Park Service embraced the 
Army model as its own, right 
down to the uniforms still 
worn today. 

The event is free and open 
to the public and will take 
place in Lecture Room D at the 
National Archives at College 
Park, 8601 Adelptu Road. Park- 
ing is free, though patrons are 
advised to arrive early. For more 
information and to make reser- 
vations, call (202) 208-7345. 




of Fall 
available 



The full Fall 2001 edition of 
the ITforUM, the information 
technology newsletter for the 
University of Maryland, is now 
available at www.oit.umd.edu/ 
ITforUM .The print edition 
wUl be in university mailboxes 
this week. 
Included is a message from 




Cars, and lives, were turned upside-down and inside-out by the tornado 
that struck campus on the evening of Monday, Sept. 24. On the round pin 
above, just below the fuzzy dice, is emblazoned the word HOPE. 



Vice President and CIO Don 
Riley and discussions of impor- 
tant topics such as the new 
directory service, adaptive 
technology, mobile data net- 
work services, virus issues, dig- 
ital image collections, new- 
media lab launch in Journal- 
ism, PHR-BPR, copyright law 
and electronic information 
access, meta-statistics, LAN 
services, WebCT upgrade and 
establishment of a new Univer- 
sity Technology Coordinating 
Committee. 

For more information, con- 
tact Lida Larsen at (301) 405- 
2936 or itforum@umail.umd. 
edu, or visit www.oit.umd.edu. 



Transitional Justice: 
Distinguished Lecturer 
Series Presents Jon 
Elster 

Jon Elster, a Robert K. Merton 
Professor of the Social Sciences 
at Columbia University, will 
present a lecture entitled 
"Transitional Justice" on 
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in 
2203 Art-Sociology Building. 

Elster's lecture will explore 
the international transition to 
democracy, "from the fell of the 
Athenian oligarchies in the 
fifth century B.C. to the recent 
transitions in Eastern Europe, 
SouthAfrica and Latin America." 

Elster has written a number 
of widely translated books and 
numerous articles which have 
drawn on multiple disciplines, 
including economics and psy- 



chology, to explain political 
behavior. He has explained 
political actions by studying 
the way individuals make 
choices and how groups of 
individuals interact, going 
beyond traditional examina- 
tions of behavior by social 
class and political category. His 
work has been translated into 
eight languages. His current 
research projects focus on the 
politics of transition: constitu- 
tion-making and transitional 
justice. He also teaches cours- 
es on the history of political 
thought (Tocqueville and 
Marx), on rational-choice theo- 
ry and on theories of distribu- 
tive justice. 

Before teaching at Columbia 
University, Elster taught in 
Paris, Oslo and Chicago. His 
publications include "Local Jus- 
tice" (1992), "Political Psychol- 
ogy" (1993),"Alchemies of the 
Mind " (1 999) and "Ulysses 
Unbound" (2000), 



Community Police 
Academy — Session 4 

The Department of Public 
Safety will be sponsoring its 
fourth session of the highly 
acclaimed Community Police 
Academy starting on Oct. 10. 
This eight-week interactive 
course is designed to intro- 
duce the community to vari- 
ous aspects and demands of 
1 law enforcement today, and 
allows for mutual discussion of 
current issues. It is open to all 



current faculty, staff and stu- 
dents 18 years or older. Space 
is limited due to the use of 
role-playing and demonstra- 
tions, and there is an optional 
Saturday course on emergency 
driving and firearms safety (with 
a shoot-don't shoot exercise). 

The training will be held 
from 7-10 p.m. in 2141 Patap- 
sco Building. For more infor- 
mation, contact Sgt. Christo- 
pher Jagoe at (301) 405-0539 
or cjagoe@umpd.umd.edu, or 
visit www.umpd.umd.edu. 



Community Service- 
Learning Town Meeting 

Faculty, staff, students and com- 
munity partners are invited to 
celebrate curricular and co- 
curricular service initiatives in 
the diverse communities with- 
in and beyond campus. In addi- 
tion to a poster session, this 
town meeting will engage par- 
ticipants in a dialogue about 
the role of service-learning at 
die university. 

The meeting will be held on 
Oct. 9 from 3^:30p.m. in the 
Prince George's Room, Stamp 
Student Union. Refreshments 
will be served. For more infor- 
mation, contact Megan Coop- 
erman at (301) 405-0741 or 
msussman® accmail.umd.edu, 
or visit www.umd.edu/csp. 



Fall 2001 Guide for 
Academic Administra- 
tors Now Available 

Copies of the Fall 2001 
Guide for Academic Adminis- 
trators are now available.The 
Guide contains an updated 
directory of deans, chairs and 
academic directors, as well as 
information on whom to call 
for what, college organization- 
al charts and more. Academic 
administrators and their assis- 
tants who have not already 
received a copy may obtain 
one from their dean, chair or 
director. 

For more information, con- 
tact Rhonda Malone at (301) 
405-2509 or rmalone ©deans. 
umd.edu. 



University 



Come join the University of 
Maryland Community Band. 
This ensemble, an outreach 
program of the School of 
Music and University Band 
department, is open to adult 
players, alumni, faculty, staff 
and all other members of the 
community who enjoy making 
music. Those interested are 
invited to come to rehearsal 
to participate. 

Rehearsals are held every 
Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
in the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center, School of 
Music, room 1230. No audition 
required. For more informa- 
tion, contact the Band Depart- 
ment at (301) 405-5542 or 
umbands@umail.umd.edu. Or 
visit www, umd.edu/music/ 
ensembles/bands/index.html.