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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Volume 16 • Number 8 • October id, 2001 



Terp Alumni 
Network Ready 
for Business 

After a year and a half of 
planning and work, the 
Terp Alumni Network, an 
online resource for all Univer- 
sity of Maryland alumni and 
friends, is finally up and running. 

On Sept. 17, the site went live 
on a soft launch. 

"It's quiet. This phase is intend- 
ed to provide us with an oppor- 
tunity to make improvements 
based on user feedback," said 
Danita Nias, the executive direc- 
tor of die Alumni Association. 

The network hasn't been 
widely advertised yet, but there 
are plans to promote diis new 
communications capability. The 
Alumni Association launched 
the site to the College of Com- 
puter, Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Science alumni. Several reg- 
istered and gave feedback on 
how it was working. Nias said 
so far everything ts running 
smoothly. 

"The alumni association was 
very pleased that the College of 
Computer, Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences joined us in 
piloting the Terp Alumni Net- 
work. The pilot included send- 
ing a broadcast email, an impor- 
tant feature of the Terp Alumni 
Network, to the college's alumni 
that encouraged them to regis- 
ter for the network. 

"Dean Stephen Halperin 
offered us very helpful feedback 
prior to the launch and contin- 
ues to provide valuable input," 
Nias said. 

Although it is not being wide- 
ly promoted yet, alumni and 
friends are not discouraged 
from registering at www.alum- 
ni.umd.edu at the Terp Alumni 
Network, Nias said that by Oct. 
4, more than 450 alumni had 
registered for the network. She 
said plans are underway to pro- 
mote the network to a larger 
alumni audience sometime in 
mid-November. 

Located on theAhimniAssoci- 
ation Web site, die network is 
free to all alumni, even if they 
are not members of the Alumni 
Association, There are several 
features to help alumni keep in 
touch with each other as well 
as the university. 

An alumni directory allows 
alums to search for fellow class- 
mates, as well as update their 
personal profile. Members of 
the network will also have the 
option of subscribing to univer- 
sity broadcast mail to keep 
them informed of news about 
the university, upcoming events 
and new initiatives. 

One of the most attractive 
features of the network is per- 

See TERP NETWORK, page 6 



Fellows Bring Ideas, Hopes for 
Connection to the University 

Humphrey Program Encourages International Exchange 




FKOTO BY CYNTHEA MilCHCL 



Eight of this year's 13 Humphrey Fellows pose with program director William Eaton (holding flags), 
ll-d Jimmy Sabi from Zambia, Khadija Benlabbah from Morocco, Joseph Were from Uganda, Anat 
Saragusti from Israel, Marion Ddamulira from Uganda, Eaton, Rym Belhaj from Tunisia, Kristin e 
At m ante from Latvia and Tangeni Aupadhi from Namibia. Not pictured: Daniel Arcyz from the Czech 
Republic, Mihaela Eramie from Romania, Nahed Hashem from Syria, Muhammad Sumbal from 
Pakistan and Jacqueline Ann Surin from Malaysia. 



Anat Saragusti looked 
forward 10 her year- 
long fellowship at 
the university as an oppor- 
tunity to learn about Ameri- 
can broadcast news opera- 
tions and a chance to 
escape Israel's civil unrest. 
"But I must have brought 
it with me," she says, with a 
note of sadness in her 
voice. 

The Tel Aviv television 
news producer is one of 13 
fellows here through the 



Hubert H. Humphrey Fel- 
lowship Program at the 
Philip Merrill College of 
Journalism.A national pro- 
gram run by the Institute of 
International Education, the 
fellowship brings journal- 
ists, public information offi- 
cers and others in related 
fields to 1 1 universities in 
the United States to pursue 
non-degree seeking course 
work related or complimen- 
tary to their fields. Saragusti 
is joined in this year's Mary- 



land program by fellows 
from Africa, Latvia, the 
Czech Republic, Romania, 
Syria, Pakistan and Malaysia. 
The Humphrey Program is 
funded by the United States 
Information Agency as a 
Fulbright exchange activity. 

Fellows participate in 
independent research, pro- 
fessional affiliations, field 
trips, special seminars and 
consultations with experts 

See FELLOWS, page 7 



Life Sciences 
Faculty Earn 
Prestigious 
Fellowships 

Two University of Maryland 
College of Life Sciences faculty 
have been awarded prestigious 
Packard Fellowships from the 
David and Lucile Packard Foun- 
dation. Packard Fellowships are 
awarded to the country's most 
promising young science and 
engineering faculty. 

Victor Munoz,of the Depart- 
ment of Chemistry and Bio 
chemistry and the Center for 
Biological Structure and Organi- 
zation, and Sarah A/fishkoff, of 
the Department of Biology, 
were among the 24 Packard Fel- 
lowship winners for 2001. The 
fellows represent 22 universi- 
ties, including Yale, Cornell, Uni- 
versity of California, Berkeley, 
Harvard and Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. The 
University of Maryland is one of 
only two institutions to have 
more than one winner this year. 

Munoz's grant will help him 
continue his study of protein 
folding, a key factor in under- 
standing how proteins can go 
awry in the body and cause seri- 
ous health problems, including 
Alzheimer's disease, some kinds 
of diabetes and even "mad cow" 
disease. 

Tishkoff will continue her 
study of the evolutionary forces 
that shape and maintain human 
genetic variation. She recenUy 
published a study showing that 
the history of mutations of the 
gene that gives humans resist- 

See PACKARD, page 6 



University's Marketing Campaign ZOOMs Into Action 



How would you 
describe the Universi- 
ty of Maryland's fast- 
paced momentum? Dramatic 
institutional changes over the 
last decade have virtually no 
comparison. From 1991 to 
2001, research and outreach 
expenditures rose 200 percent 
to $308 million a year. In 10 
years, the freshmen GPA rose 
from 3-01 to 3-76. In 1991, 
U.S. News & World Report 
ranked only one of our pro- 
grams in the top 25. This year, 
the count reached 61 . Ten 
years ago, we raised SI 9 mil- 
lion a year. In FY 2001, we 
raised $77 million. There isn't 
another institution that has 
achieved such a prestigious 
position so quickly. 

Faculty and administrators 
that comprise the University of 



Maryland Marketing Task Force 
decided this breakneck pace 
to world-class status could best 
be described in one word — 
ZOOM. That is the theme for 
the university's first major mar- 
keting and communications 
campaign, scheduled to kick 
off on Oct. 28. 

The campaign is intended to 
increase awareness in the 
region of the university's quali- 
ty among stakeholders, exter- 
nally and internally. The wide- 
ranging promotional activities 
are also designed to enhance 
pride in and affiliation with 
the university. 

Funded through the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, College Park 
Foundation, the campaign was 
developed by the Stern Agency 
of Columbia, Md. and was 
shaped with the input of foun- 



dation trustees who serve on 
that board's marketing com- 
mittee. 

"The campaign will include, 
but is certainly not limited to 
advertising," reports Terry Flan- 
nery, executive director for 
university marketing and com- 
munications, who leads the 
task force. "The ads on prime 
time television and in print 
will attract a lot of attention," 
acknowledges Flannery, but 
activities will also include 
dozens of other promotional 
activities. 

Those who see the cam- 
paign will be encouraged to go 
to the ZOOM Web site where 
they'll be encouraged to pass 
on the good news and enter a 
drawing for tickets to either an 
ACC basketball or a perform- 
ing arts event. A viral market- 



ing strategy and media rela- 
tions activities will carry the 
ZOOM message. Audiences 
will hear about ZOOM during 
events ranging from the Nov. 
1 football game (tiianks to 
Rich Sparks and the Maryland 
Marching Band) to the Sadat 
Lecture for Peace given by Nel- 
son Mandela. The message will 
he carried in university com- 
munications, such as College 
Park magazine and in school 
and college magazines, 
newsletters and reports. Ban- 
ners, window decals, even a 
recycling truck on campus will 
get into the act. 

Look for more information 
on the university's home page. 
www.maryland.edu. Broadcast 
schedules of air times for ads 
and other attractions will be 
posted on the site. 



OCTOBER I 6 , 2001 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: OCTOBER 16-24 



October 16 

12-1 p.m.. Resiliency in 
Tough Times 0121 CRC (Cen- 
ter for Health and Well being). 
Tom Ruggicri and Joan Bellsey 
of the Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program (FSAP) offer a presen- 
tation/discussion for diose feel- 
ing a little frazzled after the 
tragedies this foil. For more 
information, call the FSAP at 4- 
8170 or the center at 4-1493- 

12:30 p.m., Works-in- 
Progress Series 0135 Talia- 
ferro Hall (CRBS Conference 
Room). Frank Hildy, Depart- 
ment of Theatre, will discuss 
his work "The Oldest Theatre 
in Spain, the Corral de Come- 
dias at Almagro:" This is the 
semester's first event in the 
series, sponsored by the Center 
for Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies. Bring your lunch; the 
center will provide coffee and 
dessert. For more information, 
contact Adele Seeff at 5-6830. 

3 p.m., President's Awards 

Memorial Chapel. For more 
information, contact Sapienza 
Barone at 5-5790 or 
sbarone@deans.umd.edu. 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloqui- 
um: Probing The Nucleon 
With Electron Scattering 

1410 Physics. With Elizabeth 
Beise, associate professor of 
physics, Univ. of Maryland. For 
more information, call 5-5945. 

4-6 p.m.. The Roots of 
Racial Tensions: Urban Eth- 
nic Neighborhoods Nyum- 
buru Cultural Center. With 
sociologist William Julius Wil- 
son of Harvard University. 
Sponsored by the College of 
Education's Department of 
Education Policy and Leader- 
ship For more information, 
contact Steven Selden at 
ss22@umail.umd.edu. 

5 p.m., Guarneri String 
Quartet, Open Rehearsal 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Public rehearsal by the 
world-renowned easemble, 
artists-ln-residence and faculty 
members at the School of 
Music. For more information, 
visit www.umd.edu/music/ 
calendar or call 5-ARTS. 

6-9 p.m.. The Smart 
Growth Vision Auditorium 
School of Architecture. Details 
in For Your Interest, page 8. 



New Juiliiard Ensemble 

Joel Sachs, artistic director and conductor, presents the newest 
music from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and China played 
by the resident ensemble of New York Focus Festival. Part of 
the new music festival, Music of Our Time: A Discovery Series, 
sponsored by the School of Music's Theory & Composition Division. 
Tickets are S20 adutt/$18 senior/$5 student. The concert takes place 
on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Gildenhorn Recital Hal!, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit 
www. urn d.edu/music/ca lender or call (301) 405- ARTS. 



EDNESOAV 



October 17 

12-1 p.m., Research and 
Development Presentation: 
Homophobia in the Schools: 
What the Research Tells Us 

0114 Counseling Center, Shoe- 
maker Building. With Pepper 
Phillips, psychologist, assistant 
professor of Education, Coun- 
seling Center, and Robyn Zaka- 
lik. All interested faculty, staff 
and graduate students are invit- 
ed. For more information, con- 
tact Vivian Boyd, Counseling 
Center director, at 4-7675. 

7:3O-9:30 p.m.. Zealous 
Reformers, Deadly Laws: 
Review of Laws to Protect 
Women's Rights in India 

1201 Physics. With Madhu 
Kishwar. This talk will deal 
with several important legisla- 
tive initiatives in India that 
impact women, laws enacted 
under pressure from different 
women's organizations over 
the last two decades. For more 
information, contact Priya Ran- 
jan at (301) 209-0508 or 
priya@glue.umd.edu. 



October 18 

11:30 a.m., Art Department 
Lecture: Stephen Eilis West 
Gallery, Art-Sociology Bldg, 
With Stephen Ellis, an interna- 
tionally recognized abstract 
painter and critic whose works 
have been shown in the major 
galleries of New York, Berlin 
and Munich, and included in 
international surveys of ab- 
stract painting. For more infor- 
mation, contact Claudia De- 
Monte at McMonte2@aol.com. 

4 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
Beautiful Contrivance: Sci- 
ence, Religion and Language 
in Darwin's Fertilization of 
Orchids 1116 Institute for 
Physical Science and Technolo- 
gy (IPST).With Richard Eng- 
land, Salisbury State University. 
Co-sponsored by the Commit- 



tee on the History and Philoso- 
phy of Science, the College of 
Arts and Humanities, and IPST. 
For more information, hp26@ 
umail.umd.edu or 5-5691, or 
hit p://carnap umd .edu/chps/. 

6-8 p.m.. Lobsters at the 
Golf Course Details in For 
Your Interest, page 8. 



October 19 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. Women's 
Forum Conference: Women 
Leading the Way Martin's 

Crosswinds, Greenbelt. Details 
in For Your Interest, page 8. 

3p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
Bioagents: From Autonomy 
to Insect Intelligence 1 1 16 

Skinner (Philosophy Seminar 
Room). With Cliff Hooker, Univ. 
of Newcastle, Australia. Cospon- 
sored by the Committee on the 
History' and Philosophy of Sci- 
ence, the College of Arts and 
Humanities, and IPST. For more 
information, contact hp26@ 
umail.umd.edu, 5-569 1 or visit 
h ttp://carnap.umd .edu/chps/. 

3:45-5 p.m.. Alumni Col- 
lege: Feel a Hurricane Wind 
Tunnel With its hurricane con- 
ditions, the Glenn L Martin 
Wind Tunnel helps us find 
ways to improve the aerody- 
namics of vehicles and build- 
ings. Learn more about the tun- 
nel's history and take a tour 
that is certain to blow you 
away. For more information, 
contact Stephanie 'Padlock at 
(301) 403-2728 ext. 14 or stad- 
lock@accmail.umd.edu, 

8 p.m.. Free Concert: Apro- 
du-Miroglio Duo Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Contem- 
porary music for piano and 
percussion by Jean-Claude 
Risset, Klaus Ager, Karlheinz 
Stockhausen, Enrico Correggia, 
Betsy Jolas.Iannis Xenakis, 
Luciano Berio and Henri Dutil- 
leux. Part of the new music fes- 
tival, Music of Our Time: A Dis- 



covery Series, sponsored by 
the school's Theory & Compo- 
sition Division. For more infor- 
mation, visit www.umd.edu/ 
music/calendar or call 5-ARTS. 



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October 20 

10 a.m.-l p.m.. Alumni Col- 
lege: Physics is Phun Out- 
side Byrd Stadium. Enjoy an 
interactive program for all ages 
that educates, informs and 
entertains. Watch as a pencil is 
shot through a piece of wood 
without breaking its point, 
marvel at how much weight an 
egg can take without cracking 
and learn how to make silly 
putty. For more information, 
contact Stephanie Tadlock at 
(301) 403-2728 ext. 14 or 
stadlock@accmail.umd.edu. 



October 22 

7:30 p.m.. Big Band Show- 
case Concert Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
University of Maryland Jazz 
Ensemble and University of 
Maryland "Monster" Jazz Lab 
Band bring the crowd-pleasing 
swing of big band music. Con- 
ducted by Chris Vadala. For 
more information, visit www. 
umd.edu/music/calcndar or 
call 5-ARTS. 



October 23 

12-1 p.m., Resiliency in 
Tough Times 0121 CRC (Cen- 
ter for Health and Wellbeing). 
Tom Ruggieri and Joan Bellsey 
of the Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program (FSAP) offer a presen- 
tation/discussion for those feel- 
ing a linle frazzled after the 
tragedies this fail. For more 
information, call the FSAP at 4- 
8170 or the center at 4-1493. 

12:30 p.m.. Faculty "Noon" 
Recital: Wind, Percussion 
and Piano Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Distinguished fac- 
ulty artists of the Wind, Percus- 
sion and Piano divisions per- 
form. For more information, 
visit www.umd.edu/mustc/ 
calendar or call 5-ARTS, 

1:30 p.m., Art Department 
Fall Lecture Series West Gal- 
lery, Art-Sociology Bldg. With 
Maren Hassenger, sculptor and 
head of the graduate sculpture 
program at the Maryland Insti- 
tute College of Art. Her work 
has been shown at the Studio 
Museum in Hariem, the Grade 
Mansion Gallery and presently 
in a one-person show at the 
David Allen Gallery in New 
York. For more information, 
contact Claudia DeMonte at 
McMonte2@aol.com. 

4 p.m.. Distinguished Cen- 
ter For Theoretical Physics 



Colloquium: Asking Funda- 
mental Questions In Ele- 
mentary Particle Physics 

1410 Physics. With Gerard' t 
Hooft, Professor of Physics, 
University of Utrecht. For more 

information, call 5-5945, 



October 24 

12-1 p.m.. Research and 
Development Presentation: 
Art Therapy: What It Is and 
What It Isn't 0114 Counsel- 
ing Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 
Widi Linda Rogers, art til era- 
pis t, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 
Kennedy Krieger High School, 
Baltimore. Meetings are sched- 
uled for one hour over bag 
lunch. For more information, 
contact Vivian Boyd, Counsel- 
ing Center director, at 4-7675. 

2-3:30 p.m. Refashioning 
Rape: Gender, Generation 
and Geography in Ring- 
woods 2107/2109Plant Sci- 
ences. With Noliwe Rooks 
(author of "Hair Raising"). For 
more information, contact 
Valerie Brown at 5-1354 or 
vb33@umail.umd.edu. 

6:30-9:30 p.m.. Advanced 
Web Design and Develop- 
ment Training (Course 

S01 10) 023 1 LeFrak Hall. Use 
Dream Weaver, Flash, Fireworks 
and PhotoShop to design your 
Web site. Class meets Wednes- 
days through Dec. 19- The fee 
is $450 for alumni, staff, facul- 
ty, students and immediate 
family; non-UM price is $495- 
Contact LearnlT at 5-1670 or 
IearnIT@oacs.umd.edu, or visit 
www. LearnlT. umd.edu.* 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-wocx or 5-xxwt stand for the prefix 314 or 405, Calendar information for Outlook Is compiled from a combination of InforM'a master 
calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 
□utJook@accmail.umd.edu. ♦ Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk i"). 



Outlook 



Outlook is tin- weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving the University of 
Maryland campus community. 

Brodie Remington 'Vice 
President for University Relations 

Teresa Hannery • Executive 
Director of University 
Communications and Director of 
Marketing , 

George Cathcart » Executive 
Editor 

Monet te Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ■ Art Director 

Laura Lee ' Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
tions and canlpus information are 
welcome. Please submit all material 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Oiltfoafe, 
2101 Turner Hall. College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (JOT) 405-4629 

Fax -(301) 314-9344 

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OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



The Community Discovers Sunday at the Center 



j0^^mmm pproximately 8,500 friends of the Clarice Smith Pcr- 
f fW forming Arts Center joined in the celebration of its offl- 
P m cial dedication on Sunday, Sept. 30. Sunday at the Cen- 

jEavl ter, an open house community clay with dance, theatre 
M^ » an d m usic , h ro Light me mbers o f in e c o mm unity to the 
^^F *~ center to celebrate the performing arts, Beginning at 2 

p.m., the centers' six stages and Grand Pavilion hosted many diverse and 
exciting performances. Jazz, blues, classical, Latin and opera music filled 
every inch of die center with performances by Eubie Blake, Cephas and 
Wiggins, the Sam Turner Quartet, Carmen Balthrop, Positive Vibrations 
Steel Youth Orchestra, the Choo Choo Quartet and the Terrapin Quartet. 
The dance groups QuinTango, Colours and Sankola Dance Theatre 
presented programs from all over the world, including Ireland, Africa 

and Canada. Family programs entertained with a puppet lady, an 
instrument petting zoo and stage make-up demonstrations. 
The Department of Theatre groups Sketch-up and 
Erasable Inc kept visitors laughing the entire day. 




Scenes from Sunday: Six grand pianos matte up Eubie Blake's Piano Choir, 
top left. Department of Dance students (from left to right) Rachel Ferrara, 
Brooke Belott, Rececca Boniello, Jennifer Roth, Stephaine Thibeault and 
Taryn Weitzman slow-walk through the Grand Pavilion (bottom left). Center, 
e young visitor tries her hand, and whole body, at tuba playing. Bottom right, 
visitors stream through the center's Grand Pavilion lobby. 



Share in the Spotlight at the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 



The Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center has a brand new member- 
ship program. The Spotlight Circle, 
a program being launched during the 
inaugural season, will support Maryland 
Presents and its exciting performances in 
music, dance and theatre. Membership 
also offers a chance to support education 
and outreach efforts to local schools, 
helps to present die great performers of 
this century, and to develop the creativity 
and talent of our students and future per- 
formers. 



Members of the Spotlight Circle will 
enjoy many benefits, including the oppor- 
tunity to purchase tickets in advance of 
the general public and a subscription to 
Spotlight, the center's newsletter. Benefits 
increase at each level, and include a "meet 
the artist" event with Midori and Robert 
McDonald, as well as commemorative gifts 
created especially for our members. 

Membership packages begin at §50 and 
can be 100 percent tax deductible. For 
more information, or to join, please con- 
tact LydiaTolbert at (301) 405-1616. 



For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301 .405.ARTS or visit www. 
claricesroitbcettter, unt d. ed u , 

Qarjce Smith 

Performing Arts 

CEbn^riAT Maryland 



£ 




, n Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.. the 
Clancy Smith Performing Arrs Center and 
the Latin American Fctk Institute present 
Baliet Folklorico Cutumha, a music, dance and 
drumming company from Cuba. Cutumba special- 
izes in the folkloric traditions of eastern Cuba, The 
free performance will be at the Langley Park Com- 
munity Center, 1500 Merrirnsc Drive. For informa- 
tion, call (301) 445-4503, For more information about 
the artists, visit http://'dance.gmti.edu 1 'afrocuba.htm. 



TAKE FIVE WITH ANDEAN MUSIC 



Take 



Transport yourself with the 
Mystic Warriors on Tuesday, 
Oct. 16 at 
5:30 p.m. in 
the Laboratory 
Theatre, 
formed in 
i994, the 
Mystic 

Warriors Is made up of broth- 
ers, Andres and Marco Mallea 
and friend, Omar Martinez. 

Dedicated to exposing the 
essence of Andean music in a 
completely unique way, Mystic 
Warriors believe their music is 
a fusion that crosses over new 
age, world, contemporary jazz, 
Latin and mainstream popular 
without leaving the boundaries 
of Andean mttsic. More impor- 
tant than categorizing their 



style is their ability to deliver a 
message of universal peace and 
harmony transmitted by the 
combination of A ndea nflu tes 
and panpipes with contempo- 
rary instruments. 

Audience members will be 
encouraged to participate in a 
show of traditional and new 
Andean music with the group. 

The next Take Five of the 
semester will feature a talk, 
demonstration, and Q & A 
with Larry Harlow, a member 
of the Latin Legends band, on 
Tuesday Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. 
As an old pro of Latin titythms, 
Harlow was raised in Brooklyn 
as a student of jazz and classi- 
cal music. By 1960, he had 
helped to create the internation- 
ally famous Fania Alt-Stars. 



TAKE FIVE rvents are ci'fry other Tuesday. 
Petformames arc informal and free! 



OCTOBER 16, 2001 



University Honors Staff, Faculty at Annual Ceremony 



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ome celebrate the achievements of fellow faculty and staff members at the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation, being held today (Oct. 16) at 3 p.m. in Memorial 
Chapel. On these pages, Outlook features the recipients of the Presidents Medal, the Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize, the Kirwan Undergraduate Edu- 
cation Award and the President's Distinguished Service Awards. Congratulations to all of the honorees. 






President's Medal Award 



Irwin L. Goldstein 
Dean, College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

For 35 very active years, 
Irwin L. Goldstein, pro- 
fessor of psychology 
and dean of the Col- 
lege of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences, has been a spirited 
member of the University of 
Maryland academic community. 
In fact, former Provost Gregory 
Geoffroy says, "Dean Goldstein 
has helped infuse his college 
with vitality, energy and 
breadth, while remaining a con- 
scientious and reliable citizen 
of the College Park campus. His 
commitment to excellence has 
had a profound and lasting 



effect on the university and is a 
primary reason for its rise in 
academic reputation." 

Goldstein began his career at 
the university as an assistant 
professor, becoming a full pro- 
fessor in 1 972. While chair of 
the Department of Psychology, 
Goldstein led research in the 
field of industrial and organiza- 
tional psychology, at the same 
time advocating academic 
excellence and die commit- 
ment to diversity. This consis- 
tent vision laid the foundation 
for the university's steady 
ascent to the top level of public 
research universities. It has also 
fueled the phenomenal 
advancement of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. 



Under Goldstein's leadership 
the college has been trans- 
formed into one of almost uni- 
form excellence across a broad 
range of departments. Outside 
funding for research in the col- 
lege has grown to $55 million, 
an increase of more than 500 
percent over the last 10 years 
of his tenure and more than 
any other social science college 
in the nation. 

According to fellow psychol- 
ogy professor Benjamin Schnei- 
der, Goldstein lives by his 
motto: "Let's see how we can 
make that work." No idea, sug- 
gestion, possibility is beyond 
his thinking or bis action," says 
Schneider, 

The results of that kind of 



tit inking arc phenomenal. Gold- 
stein supported the establish- 
ment of the Sadat Chair for 
Peace and Development, the 
Center for International Devel- 
opment, as well as the Conflict 
Management and the Democra- 
cy Collaborative, an initiative 
that wiU bring together world 
scholars to study ways to 
strengthen democracy around 
the globe. 

Goldstein has also vigorously 
championed partnerships that 
reach across the university, out 
to the community and to schol- 
ars from other untversities.As 
part of a multi-faceted program 
to address the need for increased 
civic participation, the college 
launched the CivU Society Ini- 



tiative. It includes a lecntre 
series and an undergraduate liv- 
ing/learning program called 
CP/ICUS, which attracts stu- 
dents from across campus to 
consider the concepts of lead- 
ership, scholarship, citizenship, 
community building in a 
diverse society and community 
service. His commitment 
extends to interdisciplinary 
research programs as well, with 
great success in the neuro- and 
cognitive sciences program and 
the Earth Systems Science 
Interdisciplinary Center. 

Goldstein received his bache- 
lor's degree in psychology from 
the City College of New York 
and his master's degree and 
doctorate from the university. 



The President's Medal (formerly known as the Chancellor's Medal) was created in 1985 by then Chancellor John B. Slaughter to honor members of the College Park community who have made extraordinary contri- 
butions to the intellectual, social and cultural tire of the University of Maryland. 



The Kirwan Faculty Research 
and Scholarship Prize 

This prize is presented annually to a member of the faculty in recognition of a 
highly significant work of research, scholarship or artistic creativity that has 
been achieved within the past three years. 

Anthony Ephremides 

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Institute for Systems Research, Clark School of Engineering 






The proliferation of cell phone 
technology is obvious on the 
campus.As students move from 
class to class, many cradle phones to 
their ears, familiar and comforting con- 
nections to friends and family But cell 
phone batteries have a limited life and 
transmissions and receptions consume 
a lot of energy. An important part of 
Anthony Ephremides' pioneering 
research in the development of unique- 
ly efficient ways to route messages and 
thus reduce energy use will help keep 
lines of communications open longer 
for students and billions of other cell 
phone users around the world. 

In addition to energy efficiency, 
Ephremides has also been on the fore- 
front of research into emerging prob- 
lems presented by more esoteric large- 
scale mobile communication systems. 
Once of interest primarily to the mili- 
tary, these systems are now crucial in 
the field of commercial wireless net- 
works.Thesc systems must be rapidly 
deployed and just as rapidly torn down, 
creating the need for networks to be 
created on the fly. Previous work in this 
area assumed what is called a "peer-to 
peer" network in which every node has 
the capability of serving as a router. But 
the demands of large networks have 
proven this model to be unrealistic. It 
was Ephremides who developed the 
concept of clustering networks, with a 
leader for each cluster. In liis model, 
nodes will form clusters and routing will 
take place through the cluster leaders. 
Although this may sound relatively 



simple, Pravid Varaiya, Nortel Networks 
Distinguished Professor at the Universi- 
ty of California at Berkeley says, "The 
difficulty has been that nodes move 
around; clusters have to be re-estab- 
lished." Ephremides addressed this 
problem in a seminal way. 

"His pioneering work... is regarded 
as the cornerstone of [the clustering] 
approach to wireless network organiza- 
tion and routing," says Michael B. Purs- 
ley, Holcombe Professor of electrical 
and computer engineering at Clemson 
University. "Many of [Ephremides] early 
journal articles on this subject remain 
among the primary references today, 
even though there lias been a flurry of 
activity in this field in the past few 
years." 

Among the wide recognition that 
Eplircmides' work has received is the 
Alan Berman Research Publication 
Award offered by the Department of 
the Navy and the Milcom 2000 Best 
Paper Award. He also was recently hon- 
ored with the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers Third Millennium 
Medal. 

Ephremides joined the University of 
Maryland in 1971 as an assistant profes- 
sor of electrical engineering. He has 
been a professor of electrical and com- 
puter engineering since 1981 and is 
also a founding member of the Institute 
for Systems Research. He received his 
bachelor of science degree from the 
National Technical University of Athens 
and master of arts degree and doctor of 
philosophy from Princeton University. 



The Kirwan Undergraduate 
Education Award 



This prize is presented annually in recognition of the faculty or staff member 
who has made exceptional contributions to the quality of undergraduate edu- 
cation at the university. 



The Kirwan prizes were established as a Hifi to the University of Maryland by former President William 
E. Kirwan and his wUe, Patricia Harper Kirwan. in 1998. with the first honorees selected in Fall 1999. 



i. ■ " ' ' 

Maynard- "Sandy" Mack, Jr. 
Director of University Honors and 
Professor, Department of English 

Freshmen come to the University 
of Maryland full of dreams. When 
they graduate four years later, 
their hard work and study have made 
those dreams reality. Although they 
might not meet him along the way, 
"Sandy" Mack, English professor and 
director of the university's honors pro- 
gram has helped their successful trans- 
formation. "He is a terrific advocate for 
undergraduates, thousands of whom 
have been the beneficiaries of his hard 
work," says Kadtryn Mohrman. presi- 
dent of Colorado College and former 
dean of undergraduate studies at 
Maryland. Adds former provost Gregory 
L. Geoffroy, "He has been a vital and 
vibrant contributor to undergraduate 
education since his arrival on cam- 
pus." 

Mack came to the Department of 
English in 1975. Within a year.he 
asked to be appointed director of Eng- 
lish Honors, where he quickly acted to 
redesign courses and requirements. As 
a result of changes he instituted, "Eng- 
lish Honors became over a few years 
one of the largest and most respected 
department honors programs on cam- 
pus," says Charles Caramello, depart- 
ment chair. Mack moved on to become 
the associate dean for undergraduate 
studies, then director of the honors 
program, which he helped convert 
into a living/learning community. 
"Under his leadership," says Geoffroy, 
"that program moved to national emi- 
nence." 

But his efforts have not been con- 
fined to honors students. Within the 
university, he helped obtain money 
from the Lilly Foundation to improve 



- rDbutttOfUi rm\ 1 



undergraduate education. He was the 
first director of the Lilly Fellows pro- 
gram and helped originate Undergradu- 
ate Education Day. 

He continues to touch the life of 
every student. Mack was a co-author of 
the Pease report that substantially 
revised general education requirements 
for the university and. as associate dean 
in undergraduate studies, he worked to 
implement the program. Outside the 
campus, he has also obtained NEH 
funding for successful programs target- 
ed at exposing at-risk high school stu- 
dents to drama and literature. NEH has 
also funded the CAST initiative that 
provides liigh school teachers with 
additional education in renaissance and 
baroque studies. These activities led to 
an Outstanding Service to the Schools 
Award from the University System of 
Maryland. Off campus, Mack is often 
asked to lecture at the Smithsonian and 
the Folger. 

Citing Mack's extraordinary dedica- 
tion and vision, Mohrman says, "Under- 
graduates come to a university because 
they see something in it for themselves. 
They look at an honors college; they 
talk to faculty; they meet other stu- 
dents—that's what makes the differ- 
ence in the lives of undergraduates." 
Mack has understood the importance 
of those motivations and turned them 
into a reality at the University of Mary- 
land. 

Mack graduated summa cum laude 
with a bachelor's degree from Yale Uni- 
versity. He attended Pembroke College 
at Cambridge University for post-gradu- 
ate work, then relumed to Yale to com- 
plete his doctor of philosophy degree. 



OUTLOOK 



President's Distinguished Service Award Recipients 



Jan R. Davidson 

Associate Director, 
Department of Resident Life 

Many of the positive changes that have 
taken place in the Department of Resi- 
dent Life over the last decade can be cred- 
ited to Jan Davidson, who has played a 
key role in much of this transformation. 
Residence halls at Maryland — once 
thought of as just a place to sleep and 
shower— now offer enhancements for 
learning that include co-curricular pro- 
gramming, pertinent information on 
health and well being, as well as ;t number 
of nationally recognized living/learning 
programs. 

Davidson has steadfasdy improved cus- 
tomer service and academic support, sup- 
ported the new living/learning programs 
arid helped to implement a comprehen- 
sive marketing program." In many ways, 
Jan has set the standard for customer 
service and continuous quality improve- 
ment at the university," says Patricia 
Mielke, director of resident life. 

Davidson lias been a part of the univer- 
sity community since 1969, when he first 
arrived at Maryland as an undergraduate 
journalism student. He joined the Depart- 
ment of Resident Life in 1973, and his per- 
sonal attention and care with thousands 
of residential students during the last 28 
years have earned him die unofficial tide 
of the "face of the University of Mary- 
land* 

Davidson also participates in countless 
committees that represent the university 
to a wide range of external constituen- 
cies.This includes nine years of service on 
the Family Weekend Planning Committee, 
where his tireless efforts help to ensure 
that parents of students at the university 
have a greater understanding and affinity 
for the University of Maryland. 



Kenneth W. K rouse 

Chief of Police 

As chief of police and director of the 
Department of Public Safety, Kenneth 
Krouse oversees the protection and well 
being of more than 40,000 members of 
the university community. 

Managing a law enforcement agency in 
a higher education environment requires 
unique skills — skills that balance the 
assertiveness inherent in good police 
work with the freedom to express ideas 
related to the primary mission of a univer- 
sity. Krouse has led an organizational evo- 
lution of the university's police depart- 
ment from a reactive traditional law 
enforcement provider to a proactive col- 
laborative provider of public safety pro- 
grams. Many of these programs have been 
characterized by inclusionary practices, 
public support and input, and the use of 
new technologies to augment his profes- 
sional staff. 

"Chief Krouse has consistently given 
our campus community his dedication to 
improving the quality of life at the univer- 
sity," says Charles Sturtz, vice president for 
administrative affairs. "Because of the out- 
Standing effort put forth by Chief Krouse 
and the men and women under his com- 
mand, we are the beneficiaries of a crime 
rate diat is 45 percent lower tiian the 
state and 52 percent lower than the sur- 
rounding metropolitan area." 

Krouse came to Maryland 12 years ago 
after a long and distinguished 23-year 
career widi the Baltimore County Police 
Department. This past September, Krouse 
was chosen to lead the Maryland Chiefs 
of Police Association, which represents 
more than 350 law enforcement agencies 
in Maryland. 



William F. McLean 

Associate Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 

William McLean has shown himself to 
be a very capable manager of finances for 
the university, in both good times and 
bad. As associate vice president for aca- 
demic affairs, McLean is directly responsi- 
ble for management of the division's $650 
million annual budget. He oversees the 
budgetary operations of all the colleges, 
schools and other units within academic 
affairs and also plays a key leadership role 
in the university's annual budget prepara- 
tion process. 

"All of the deans and many of the 
department chairs have benefited from 
his ability to find creative solutions to 
once-thought-unsotvable problems," says 
William Destler, senior vice president and 
provost. 

McLean has regularly displayed his abil- 
ity to span a wide breadth of financial and 
administrative matters. For example, he 
designed a new financial model for the 
allocation of summer session revenues; he 
introduced an electronic document imag- 
ing/archiving system that helped elimi- 
nate more than 2,000 hard-copy faculty 
personnel records; he devised and negoti- 
ated a funding plan for expansion of liv- 
ing/learning programs at the university; 
and he chaired die finance committee for 
the NCAA re-certification process. 

Members of the campus community 
recall that McLean was instrumental in 
the decision-making process that helped 
the university weather the difficult budg- 
etary constraints in the early 1990s, "In 
the most difficult of times, he struggled to 
find innovative ways to protect us and 
lessen the impact of very difficult situa- 
tions" says Irwin Goldstein, professor and 
dean of the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences. "And at all times, he has 
remained committed to academic excel- 
lence and to finding ways to stretch our 
reso urce s to accomplish ou r goals." - 



Maureen Meyer 

Assistant Dean for Finance and 
Personnel, A. James Clark School of 
Engineering 

With 26 years of service to the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, including 1 7 years in the 
A.James Clark School of Engineering, 
Maureen Meyer has learned how to effec- 
tively and efficiently get things done. In 
charge of all finance and personnel mat- 
ters for the Clark School, Meyer has insti- 
tuted a rigorous digital tracking system 
that covers the budget allocated from the 
state, all endowed funds, gifts, special pro- 
grams, commitments, cost-sharing arrange- 
ments, new faculty startup packages and 
scholarships. She is working on a new 
Web-based initiative that is aimed at auto- 
mating many of the budgetary and admin- 
istrative processes in the Clark School. 

"Maureen provides leadership to all 
business and personnel officers within 
the Clark School, and applies the highest 
ethical standards to her own work and 
that of others," says Nariman Farvardin, 
dean of the Clark School. "She also serves 
as a tireless campus citizen to help with 
university initiatives that benefit the 
entire campus community." 

Meyer has made contributions outside 
of engineering in areas as well. "It is not 
unusual for me to seek Maureen's advice 
on proposed [university-wide] changes to 
financial and personnel policies," says 
William Destler, senior vice president and 
provost."She uses her intelligence and 
expertise to provide astute advice on 
complex issues." 



Robert T. Stumpff 

Coordinator, General Services 

Although you may not know him by 
name, Robert Stumpff is a very visible 
part of the university Stumpff is the 
"behind-the-scenes" coordinator for any 
major event. This wide-ranging job puts 
him in charge of all preparations, opera- 
tions and clean-up for any public gather- 
ing at the university— whether it's an 
academic forum for 60 visiting profes- 
sors, or coordinating die setup of 300 
separate events for 60,000-plus at Mary- 
land Day. 

"One of my responsibilities is to 
organize special events," says Sapienza 
Bar one, assistant to the president. "Bob 
has been invaluable in getting the events 
set up, often with very little advance 
notice ... he is the person that makes 
everything happen smoothly," Large 
events that Stumpff coordinates include 
Family Weekend, Homecoming, Com- 
mencement, as well as visits from the 
President or Vice President of the United 
States. 

Stumpff also provides leadership to 
units in Facilities Management consid- 
ered to be the unsung heroes at Mary- 
land. These are the men and women 
who keep the campus clean, safe and 
operating by their efforts in solid waste 
removal, recycling, fleet services, pest 
control, maintenance of the pools and 
fountains, graffiti control and parking 
garages and street sweeping. 

Stumpff arrived at the university as a 
freshman student in 1963 and has 
remained. A lifelong Terp, Stumpff is a 
proud member of the Maryland Alumni 
Association, tli e Terra pin Club and the M 
Club. 



Laura Wildesen 

Assistant Director for Facilities 
Maintenance 

Laura Wildesen has a lot of ground to 
cover during the course of her workday, 
Wildesen directs both the scheduled and 
reactive maintenance to building infra- 
structures on campus that total more 
tiian 1 1 million square feet. This includes 
research facilities, classrooms, lecture 
halls, the new Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center, athletic arenas, residential 
facilities, libraries and office space. 

"The bricks and mortar on this cam- 
pus represent her achievements and the 
accomplishments of her staff," says Jack 
Baker, director of operations and mainte- 
nance at the university. Wildesen leads a 
100-plus member in-house workforce 
responsible for improving classrooms 
across the university; repairing roads, 
replacing roofs; and maintaining water 
lines, security lighting and emergency 
phones. She also directs the efforts of 
numerous private contractors called to 
work on the 1,200-acre campus, and is 
responsible for more than $20 million of 
operating funds annually. 

Wildesen is recognized for completely 
restructuring the university's mainte- 
nance service delivery approach. By 
developing and mentoring her staff, she 
has instilled a sense of pride and owner- 
ship in the men and women she super- 
vises, This has resulted in a top-notch 
team that has the ability to take on any 
problem that arises. When Hornbake 
Library experienced a devastating flood 
last year due to a water line break, it was 
Wildesen who directed the emergency 
efforts that prevented further damage to 
irreplaceable manuscripts. It's but one 
example of the "can-do" spirit she brings 
to her job. 




Notable 



Jeffrey Kearney, assistant director of 
Campus Recreation Services, was 
recently sworn into office during the 
National Intramural-Recreational 
Sports Association (MRSA) Annual 
Conference in Reno, Nev. NIRSA is an 
organization dedicated to improving 
the quality of life of individuals and 
communities through the education 
and training of professionals in recre- 
ational sports, fitness and wellness. 
NIRSA members are active in institu- 
tions such as college campuses where 
an estimated 1 2 million students 
devote more than 620 million hours 
to take part in recreational activities 
every year. Kearney will serve as the 
Region 1 vice president. 

Cherle A. Scricca has been chosen 
as the assistant dean of master's pro- 
grams at the Robert H. Smith School 
of Business. Bringing with her more 
than 10 years of experience in admis- 
sions for professional education pro- 
grams, Scricca is responsible for 
admissions, student services, opera- 
tions and faculty services for the 
Smith School's master's programs. 
Scricca comes to the University of 
Maryland from the Haas School of 
Business, University of California at 
Berkley, where she served as the 
director of MBA admissions. 

Mary McMahon is transitioning from 
her current role at the Smith School 
Graduate Career Management Center 
to director of die development pro- 
gram, McMahon has been with the 
Smith School since she joined the 
Career Management team in 1999 serv- 
ing first as associate director of Employ- 
er Development, and for the past year 
as director of Employer Development. 

Trudi Bellardo Halm manager of 
User Education Services at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland Libraries and adjunct 
professor in the College of Informa- 
tion Studies, has been chosen presi- 
dent-elect of the American Society for 
Information Science and Technology 
(ASIST). Her diree-year term as presi- 
dent-elect, president, and past presi- 
dent will begin in November. ASIST is 
an association of information profes- 
sionals leading the search for new and 
better dieories, techniques, and tech- 
nologies to improve access to infor- 
mation. ASIST has over 4,000 mem- 
bers from such fields as computer 
science, linguistics, management, 
Ubrarianship, engineering, law, medi- 
cine, chemistry and education. 

Dennis M. Klvlighan Jr. is the new 
chair of the Department of Counsel- 
ing and Personnel Services in the Col- 
lege of Education. He comes to Mary- 
land from the University of Missouri 
at Columbia where he served as pro- 
fessor and cliair of the Department of 
Educational and Counseling Psycholo- 
gy. He is a fellow of the American Psy- 
chological Association (Division of 
Counseling Psychology), a two-time 
recipient of the Research Award from 
the Association for Specialist in Group 
Work and the current editor of 
"Group Dynamics; Theory, Research 
and Practice." 



OCTOBER 16, 2001 



Academy of Leadership 
Gets $1.6 Million Grant 
to Build Association of 
Renowned Community 
Leaders 

The University of Maryland's Academy of Leader- 
ship received a $1.6 million grant from theW. K. 
Kellogg Foundation to build an association of 
more than 1 ,000 prominent Americans who have 
served as Kellogg fellows. Its goal: to strengthen com- 
munity leadership in the United States. 

The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance will support 
the continued connection and networking of fellows — 
university presidents, CEOs, directors of nonprofit 
organizaUons, legislators, doctors, lawyers, artists, scien- 
tists, writers and others — singled out by the foundation 
in the past for their experience with and expertise in 
community leadership. 

Leticia Paez, a former Kellogg fellow and new presi- 
dent of the National YWCA, helped build the case for 
the new aUiance.*"The Kellogg Foundation gave fellows 
the gift of time to pursue individual learning and leader- 
ship. Now its time for us to leverage our collective 
knowledge and skills to make this world a better place." 
The three-year grant will fund: 

• an electronic network of, and resources for, former 
Kellogg fellows, 

■ small grants for innovative community leadership, 

• institutes for fellows to share information, spark 
creative solutions to social problems, and influence 
changes in public policies, 

• continued leadership learning opportunities for fel- 
lows engaged in community change efforts. 

The Kellogg Foundation has a long history of foster- 
ing healthy communities by nurturing local leaders. 
"We're proud to have a role in assembling such a 
diverse group of leaders with the demonstrated ability 
to get things done and the passion to make a difference 
in the lives of others through service," notes Richard 
Foster, vice president for programs at the Kellogg Foun- 
dation. 

"We're pleased to have been selected as the home for 
such a talented and accomplished group of leaders," 
notes President Dan Mote. "We look forward to their 
contribudons on campus, in dieir communities, and 
nationwide." 

Nance Lucas, director of the Academy of Leadership, 
will oversee the grant. "The time is right to bring togeth- 
er community leaders who can be a force for positive 
change and who will engage ordinary citizens to make 
a difference." 



Experts on War Against Terrorism 

As people look for explanations and analyses of recent world events, several university faculty members con- 
tinue to provide valuable Insights to the university community and national media based on their research 
and fields of expertise. Below is a sampling of these individuals, in alphabetical order. For a more complete 
listing, go to www.umd.edu/newspubs. Click on the University Newsdesk link. 



Benjamin R. Barber, a political 

theorist, has written 14 books, 
including the 1995 international 
best-seller "Jihad Vs. McWorld." In 
it, he argues that the globalization 
of economics and culture has weak- 
ened democratic institutions, creat- 
ed injustices and triggered world- 
wide fundamentalist reactions 
inside and outside of Islam. 

Larry S. Davis is a professor in 
the institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies and ch3ir of the Department 
of Computer Science. Davis' wide 
ranging work includes leadership in 
research to teach computers to 
"see." This includes creating sur- 
veillance software for cameras. 

I. M. "Mac" Destler is a profes- 
sor and senior fellow in the Center 
for International and Security Stud- 
ies at the Maryland School of Public 
Affairs and an expert on the U.S. 
foreign policy process. He also is a 
visiting fellow with the Institute for 
International Economics and has 
consulted for the Executive Office of 
the President and the Department of 
State on government organization 
for economic and foreign policy- 
making. 

Mark Graber is a political scien- 
tist and a lawyer specializing in con- 
stitutional law. He worries that the 
U.S. government is cutting deals 
with repressive regimes, winking at 
human rights violations in order to 
build a coalition against terrorism. 

Warren Phillips is a political sci- 
entist, a specialist in international 
relations and crisis management. 
He has been active in trying to 
develop public-private partnerships 



to deal with world energy problems 
and development needs of third 
world nations. 

Arvind Pnnagariya, an econo- 
mist specializing in international 
trade, co-directs the University of 
Maryland Center for International 
Economics and has had extensive 
experience working for international 
financial institutions. 

George Qu ester is a professor 
of government and politics special- 
izing in military policy and terror- 
ism. He has written extensively on 
the prevention and containment of 
terrorism and is author of the book 
"Challenges to American Security In 
the 1990s." 

David R. Segal, a military soci- 
ologist, is director of the Center for 
Research on Military Organization at 
the University of Maryland and 
president of the Inter- University 
Seminar on Armed Forces & Soci- 
ety, the major military international 
scholarly organization. 

Glenn Sehiraldi is a doctor of 
stress management and an expert 
on post traumatic stress, A Vietnam 
veteran, he has served on the stress 
management faculties at the Penta- 
gon and the university. 

Jillian Schwedler, a political 

scientist and expert in the politics of 
the Islamic world, is an editor of the 
journal "Middle East Report" and 
has written "Towards Civil Society 
in the Middle East? A Primer." 

William Stuart is a social 
anthropologist in the field of com- 
parative religion who has conducted 



extensive research in the Middle 
East and other parts of the world. 
His research has focused, in part, 
on the impact of religious funda- 
mentalism on social movements 
and terrorism. 

Meri Boor Tonn, professor in 
the Department of Communciation, 
specializes in feminist and rhetorical 
criticism, political communication 
and public address. She was a prin- 
cipal researcher in a national focus 
group project sponsored by the 
Commission on Presidential 
Debates during the 1992 and 1996 
elections. 

Stansf ield Turner, former 
director of the CIA in the Carter 
administration and senior research 
scholar at the Maryland School of 
Public Affairs, offers "Ten Steps to 
Fight Terrorism Without Endanger- 
ing Democracy," a compilation of 
his thoughts and writings on the 
subject. 

Eric Uslaner. political scientist 
and a specialist in congressional 
relations and public opinion. Uslan- 
er has written several books, includ- 
ing "The Decline of Comity in Con- 
gress" and "The Moral Foundations 
of Trust." 

Catherine O'Connor Wotekt, 

senior research scientist with the 
College of Agriculture and Naturual 
Resources, served as the first under- 
secretary of Food Safety for the U.S. 
DepL of Agriculture from 1997 to 
this year. Woteki car* discuss meas- 
ures to reduce risk of successful 
bioterrorism, practicing emergency 
measures and crop and livestock 
safety. 




Dean of Life Sciences Norma Alia well {foreground left) and her son Thomas Hoovan, 
who works on campus as a laboratory technician, join colleagues In demonstrating 
the value of teamwork during a three-legged race on McKeldin Mall. The event, field 
on Tuesday, Oct, 9, was part of an open house sponsored by the College of Life 
Sciences in observance of Building Community Day. 



Terp Network: 

Continued from page 1 

manent e-mail. Maryland alumni will be 
able to have an e-mail account ending in 
©terpaluni.umdcdu that will never 
change. Through job changes and moves 
around die country, the account will 
always be there and any current e-mail 
accounts am l>e set up to forward mail 
to the terpalum account . 



Site Goes Live 



Nias said that there are more features 
to come Among them, a class notes sec- 
tion will be added to keep alumni 
informed on happenings of the their fel- 
low former classmates. The main point 
of the project is "to promote communi- 
cations among alumni and between 
alumni and the university,'" she said. 



Packard: Not One, but Two Awards 

Continued from page 1 



ance to malaria runs along the same time 
line as the history of the disease itself, 
an example of how infectious disease 
can shape the human genome. Munoz 
and Tishkoff each will receive $625,000 
over five years to pursue their research. 

Now in their 1 4th year, the Packard 
Fellowships "enable the fellows to pur- 
sue lines of inquiry that might be too 
risky for standard funding mechanisms," 
says Lynn Orr. chairman of the Packard 



Fellowship selection panel. "This new 
group of Packard Fellows represents an 
investment in talented young faculty. 
Their research will benefit society in the 
decades to come." 

"This is the first time since 1 995 that 
the University of Maryland has received 
a Packard Fellowship,'' says Norma 
Allewell, dean of the College of Life Sci- 
ences. "To have two come to our college 
is fantastic." 



OUTLOOK 



Professor Does What He Loves, Earns an Emmy 



Sitting on a file cabinet 
in Michael Olmert's 
office, catching occa- 
sional bits of sun, is a 
lovely golden statue of a 
woman with wings holding a 
globe. It is an Emmy. Olmert, a 
visiting professor in the Eng- 
lish d epa rt me n t , i s q u Itt fond 
of her. 

The award is tor his work on 
a computer-animated, hour-long 
film called "Big AT about the 
life and times of the most com- 
plete allosaurus dinosaur speci- 
men ever found. The film, co- 
produced with the BBC for the 
Discovery Channel, was narrat- 
ed by actor Avery Brooks. 

"Was it the best movie I ever 
made? No. Was it the best I 
wrote last year? No, but some- 
times the magic works," says 
Olmert. 

While he teaches an honors 
course where students "read 
several plays tiiat deal with the 
disparity between science and 
everyday life," and an English 
course on early Shakespeare, 
Olmert can also fill five pages 



of a resume with feature and 
documentary film writing expe- 
rience. 

"I always did a lot of natural 
history articles for magazines," 
he says, citing publications 
such as the Smithsonian and 
Colonial Williamsburg maga- 
zines. "And I like writing about 
science. Twenty years ago, I got 
into film writing," 

Olmert has worked with the 
Discovery Channel, The Learn- 
ing Channel and National Geo- 
graphic. He says an ability to 
write fast and make things hap- 
pen with words help him 
secure so much freelance 
work. 

"Producers know I say sensi- 
ble things and I won't make 
them look bad. People always 
hire someone who will make 
them look good." 

His next project is sort of a 
follow up to "BigAl." It is a 
three-hour film on prehistoric 
mammals that thrived after the 
dinosaur age. It will air on the 
Discovery Channel in Decem- 
ber. He has also been 




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Michael Olmert received his Emmy last month during a ceremony in 
Pasadena, Calif. Even if the event were televised, he said, his award would 
be "one Of the 40 categories read in a minute" during a break. 



approached about writing for a 
film on pygmy mammoths. 
When asked how writing 
documentary screenplays 
relates to his work on Shake- 
speare or his other scholarly 
pursuits, Olmert says there is a 



direct correlation. He talks 
about how documentary writ- 
ing should be dramatic and 
appropriately spare. Shake- 
speare, his model, was a master 
of words. 

"I always make allusions to 



Shakespeare. In the 'Leopard 
Son,' I referenced King Lear," 
says Olmert, referring to a 1996 
"coming-of-age beast fable" he 
wrote for Discovery Pictures. 
"My other writings depend on 
my knowledge of literature. 

"I'm really committed to Eng- 
lish literature, from Beowulf to 
Salman Rushdie. Writing for TV 
and movies changed the way I 
wrote for print, made it more 
dynamic." 

He gives much of the credit 
for this love to the university's 
English department. "It's an 
honorable department in an 
honorable university. The uni- 
versity made me. J took 57 
English credits as an under- 
graduate because I loved it so 
much." 

He wants to instill a love of 
learning in his students. He 
wants to keep them thinking. 

"The single most important 
thing we can give [students] is 
our enthusiasm, our curiosity. 
From what IVe seen, the faculty 
here does that. They really like 
these kids." 



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Continued from page I 



in the field. There is also a con- 
ference held in Washington 
with fellows from across the 
country. 

Since the fellows' arrival at 




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Aii at Saragusti came from Israel 
with her son, looking forward to 
"a peaceful environment," 



Maryland in mid-August, it has 
been quite an experience. 

"1 brought my son with me. 
It's the same for him, we were 
looking for a peaceful environ- 
ment," Saragusti says. Her son, 
1 5-year-old Shem, is enrolled in 
a Montgomery County high 
school. 

However, Saragusti looks for- 
ward to the rest of the year. It is 
not her first vLsit to the United 
Stales, but this will be a time 
for her to study American 
broadcast practices and meet 
people with similar interests 
from around the world. She will 
also focus on women's studies. 

"To get to know new people 
is always a treasure," she says. 

Her colleagues echo her sen- 
timents.Tangeni Aupadhi from 
Windhoek, Namibia is a 
reporter with the Daily Namib- 
ian, an independent newspaper 



with a circulation of approxi- 
mately 23,000. He hopes to 
meet a network of people "to 
call up when I'm working on a 
big story." He also hopes to 
improve his English, since it is 
the language in which his 
newspaper is published. 

"And I want to find out what 
the role of the media is in a 
democracy," he says. "My coun- 
try has only been independent 
for 1 1 years," 

Marion Ddamulira, a pubUc 
relations officer from Uganda's 
Human Rights Commission, 
also came with lots of expecta- 
tions and ideas. It is her first 
trip to America. Before she 
shifted her focus to the 
tragedies in New York and 
Washington, Ddamulira was 
interested in how human rights 
organizations deal with child 
abuse. It is something she does 
not come across in Kampala. 

"1 thought America was so 
advanced in rights issues. This 
has never been an issue |in 
Uganda) and I hope it never 
becomes one," she says. 

William Eaton, a Pulitzer 
Prize- winning journalist former- 
ly with the Los Angeles Times, 
directs the Humphrey program, 
with the assistance of Kalyani 
Chadha, who received a doctor- 
ate in mass communications 
from die university. Eaton says 
the shift to include non-journal- 
ists in the program liegan a few 
years ago when journalist appli- 
cants dropped. 

"It's a matter of who's in the 
pool "says Eaton. "We have no 
control over who is sent here. 
The Humphrey Program at 
Maryland began, though, before 
the College of Journalism exist- 
ed, in '80." 

Applications to the program 



fell off, and then in 1995 the 
university picked it up again 
through the journalism school. 
Eaton said fellows usually come 
from related fields., 

Khadija Beniabbah, from 
Morocco, is glad to have the 
opportunity to study in Ameri- 
ca even though she's not a jour- 
nalist. She is the program man- 
ager for the secretary general's 
office in the Ministry of Culture 
and Communication. 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Kristine Atmante is a public rela- 
tions specialist for the defense 
department In Latvia. 

"I am here to broaden my 
knowledge of human resource 
management," she says. "My par- 
allel interests are disability 
issues and culture in general." 

She also would like to brush 
up on her American history, 
tiiough this chapter of the 
country's history makes her 
sad." It affects me because I 
come from an Arab country, a 
Muslim country and I'm a 
human being. The objective of 
this program is to bring people 
together. We do not know each 
other and these incidents can 
divide," she says. Beniabbah 



hopes that through presenta- 
tions the fellows will give to 
schools, other groups, and each 
other people will learn more 
about each other. 

"I hope this will break the 
ice," she said. 

If the fellows are any indica- 
tion of the sort of international 
com made rie Beniabbah is 
speaking of, then the world 
should be ftne.The fellows' 
common area is a room lined 
with computers on the third 
floor of Tawes Theatre. There is 
a small couch, a coffee 
machine, a phone. Between 
classes, fellows help each other 
surf the Web and find informa- 
tion. Thick accents or the inabil- 
ity to find the right word in the 
right language sometimes gets 
in the way, but smiles are abun- 
dant. Rym Belhaj,a telecommu- 
nications engineer from Tunis, 
'Hinisia, jokes that because she 
speaks Arabic, French and Eng- 
lish, she often uses all three in a 
conversation. 

Kristine Atmante. from Riga, 
Latvia, finds these kinds of 
exchanges exciting. She docs 
pxiblic relations for the defense 
department. It is a new concept 
for her country, she says, so she 
plans to study American com- 
munication and public rela- 
tions. She had wanted to meet 
people at the Pentagon. 

"But I didn't try to bother 
now," she says. She lias been 
able to talk with a journalist 
from the defense news. "I'm 
looking forward to bringing 
back a lot of ideas." 

Eaton says many of those 
ideas lead to promotions or 
changes of occupation for fel- 
lows. Joseph Were, a news edi- 
tor from Kampala, thinks the 
same way. He works for the 



Monitor, the daily newspaper. 
Because the owners of the 
paper occupy all of the man- 
agement positions, he doesn't 
believe he'll ever make it to 
managing editor. So iie is look- 
ing to expand his horizons. 
Though the rate of home 




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PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 

Joseph Were of Kampala would 
like to bring online journalism to 
his homeland. 



access to the Internet is low in 
Kampala. Ware says those who 
do have it don't take advantage 
of it. He'd like to help make the 
Internet relevant. 

'I'm really interested in 
online journalism. I think I 
could do that," he says.The 
Monitor is online but not main- 
tained by a journalist. Ware says 
it Ls more to follow the trend of 
having an online publication, 

"You'll never find breaking 
news there. I want to be able to 
do it." 

He is like many of his col- 
leagues in that he sees this fel- 
lowship as a chance to help 
himself as well as his home- 
land. 

"I want the American experi- 
ence," he says. 



OCTOBER l6, 2001 






The "Smart Growth Vision "as 
Maryland 'lakes on the Nation's 
Smart Growth Leadership, 
Three leading speakers will 
cover Maryland's "Smart 
Growth" Program; the Purple 
Line, Washington's proposed 
circumferential light rail line; 
and those controversial belt- 
ways, bypasses and bridges. 
Introduction: Ralph Bennett, 
faculty, School of Architecture. 
Speakers: John Frece, comrau- 
nicadoas director for the Mary- 
land Governor's Office of Smart 
Growth; George Cardwell, asso- 
ciate director for busines plan- 
ning at METRO; Lee Epstein, 
director, Lands Program. Chesa- 
peake Bay Foundation. Modera- 
tor: Bruce Adams, President of 
A Greater Washington. 

The forum, which will take 
place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 6 from 
6-9 p.m. in the School of Archi- 
tecture Auditorium, is spon- 
sored by the Potomac Valley 
Chapter of the American Insti- 
tute of Architects and the Uni- 
versity of Maryland National 
Smart Growth Center. Light 
snacks will be served. 

For more information, contact 
Katie Petrone, (301) 405-6788 
or kpetrone@ursp.umd.edu. 



Levin* Lobsters at the 
Golf Course 

join your friends for the Annual 
New England Lobster and Clam 
Bake at the Golf Course on 
Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. 'the 
menu includes a whole steamed 
Maine lobster served with 
steamed shrimp, clams and 
mussels. Platters of corn, roast- 
ed potatoes, cole slaw, pasta 
salad, breads and more will be 
served family style at each table 
followed by a UM ice cream 
and brownie buffet. Special 
price for UM faculty and staff is 
$22.95 plus tax and gratuity. 
Extra lobsters are S8.95, draft 
beer is $ 1.25 and pitchers of 
house margaritas are S12.95. 
Reservadons are required. 

For more information, contact 
Nancy Loomis at (301) 403-4240 
or nloomis@dining.umd.edu. 



Information and the War 
Against Terrorism 

Lee Strickland, a visiting profes- 
sor at the College of Informa- 
tion Studies and a senior intelli- 
gence officer with the CIA, will 
present a talk entitled "Informa- 
tion and the War Against Terror- 
ism." The lecture will be held in 
0115 Horn bake on Thursday, 
Oct. 18 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
For more information, con- 
tact Diane Barlow, interim dean 
for CLIS, at (301) 405-2042. 



Using Numbers to 
Predict More Numbers 

Richard A. Mueller, whose 
"Mueller Market Cycles" 
newsletter and options hotline 
provide clients with propri- 
etary market predictions 



through numerical analysis, will 
be the guest speaker at the 
monthly Investors Group meet- 
ing on Wednesday, Oct. 1 7 at 
noon in room 6137 (Special 
Events Room), McKeldin 
Library. 

A graduate of Catholic Uni- 
versity with a doctorate in 
physics and a minor in mathe- 
matics, Mueller has worked in 



port USM Women's Forum 
scholarships and grants. 

The conference is open to all 
USM faculty, staff and students. 
Registration for faculty and staff 
is $60. Continental breakfast and 
lunch are included. For more 
information, contact Chris 
Aggour at (301) 405-1290 or 
caggour@arec.umd.edu. or visit 
www. inform . umd.ed u/usm wf/ . 



sationalization of Media and die 
Mediation of Conversation." 
Peter's most recent work is 
Speaking Into the Air: A History 
of the Idea of Communication. 
Praised by James Carey as "an 
absolutely splendid book: filled 
with "depth, subtlety, and dis- 
crimination," Speaking Into the 
Air received the 2000 Winans- 
Wichelns Award from the 




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Sertati Akinci of the Turkish Student Association works the grill at International Food Fair, held Tuesday, Oct. 9 
at noon on Hornbake Mall. The annual event, featuring cuisines of Turkey, China, Korea, Iran, Italy and more, is a 
fundraiser for the International Student Council. 



private industry on mathemati- 
cal modeling, pattern recogni- 
tion, and signal and system 
analyses, applying these 
methodologies to signals in the 
seismic, acoustic, radar and 
laser domains. He has also 
applied the techniques of sig- 
nal analysis and pattern recog- 
nition to stock market activity, 
exploring the cyclic activity in 
the stock market. 

In addition to maintaining a 
daily hotline every market day 
and a private consultation 
service, Mueller publishes a 
newsletter every two months 
that covers technical and fun- 
damental analyses of the finan- 
cial markets, signals and strate- 
gies over various time frames, 
sector analysis and includes a 
listing of favorite stocks. 

For more information, contact 
Frank Bodies at (301) 405-9126. 

Women Leading the Way 

The University System of Mary- 
land Women's Forum will pres- 
ent its 12th annual conference, 
"Women Leading the Way," on 
Friday, Oct. 19 from 8.30 a.m.- 
4:30 p.m. at Martin's Crosswinds 
in Greenbelt. The conference 
offers a day of workshops and 
speakers geared toward help- 
ing women juggle, cope and 
advance in leadership roles at 
work, at home and in their 
communities. 

There will be 24 workshops, 
two keynote speakers — Claire 
Moses, chair of Women's Stud- 
ies at Maryland, and Janet Dud- 
ley-Eshbach, president of Salis- 
bury University — 12 vendors, 
door prizes and a raffle to sup- 



Inventors Seminar 
(DATE CORRECTION) 

Faculty, staff and students are 
invited to the seminar "Creative 
Thoughts from Successful 
Inventors on the Technology- 
Innovation Process." James A. 
Poulos, III, executive director, 
Office of Technology Commer- 
cialization, and Chuan Liu, vice 
president and dean, Research 
and Graduate Studies, will pro- 
vide welcome remarks. The 
presenters are Robert Fischell, 
founder, NeuroPace, Inc. (he 
has been awarded more than 
100 U.S. patents in the medical 
arts field); Fred Weilstood, asso- 
ciate professor, physics (lie has 
developed multiple inventions 
and has been awarded three 
L.S. patents; also, several of his 
technologies have been 
licensed to industry); and Doug 
Goldhush, patent attorney, 
Are nt Fox (expert on the legal 
aspects of inventorship). 

The seminar is limited to 50 
attendees; it is free and lunch 
wUi be provided, RSVE 

The seminar will take place 
on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 
a.m.-l p.m. in 0100 .Marie 
Mount Hall. For more informa- 
tion, contact the Office of Tech- 
nology Commercialization at 
(301) 403-271 lext. 10 or 
otc@umaiI.umd.edu, or visit 
www. otc. umd.edu. 



Department of Commu- 
nication Centennial 
Colloquium Series 

John Durham Peters, University 
of Iowa, presents "The Conver- 



Nationai Communication Asso- 
ciation. The lecture will take 
place on Friday, Oct. 26 from 
12- 1:15 p.m. in 0200 Skinner 
Building. For more information 
about the Centennial Colloqui- 
um Series, contact Trevor Parry- 
Giles at tp54@umail.umd.edu 
or www.cotnm.edu. 



An Evening off Dialogue: 
Civil Liberties and 
Security 

The Center of Political Commu- 
nication and Civic Leadership 
will host "An Evening of Dia- 
logue: Civil Liberties and Secu- 
rity," which will consist of a 
panel discussion, dialogue cir- 
cles and an action forum to 
help participants express fears, 
share droughts and develop 
ideas that will help the commu- 
nity move forward in the wake 
of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 
1 1. The event will take place 
Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. 
in 0130 Tydings Hall. 

The panel discussion will fea- 
ture, among others, Shibley Tel- 
hami, Anwar Sadat Chair for 
Fence and Development at the 
University of Maryland. Group 
discussions will follow. 

The Evening of Dialogue is 
die inaugural event of die uni- 
versity's new Center for Politi- 
cal Communication and Civic 
Leadership, which was formed 
in 2000 widi a mission of "unit- 
ing research, education and 
public engagement to foster 
democratic communication by 
a diverse people." For more 
information, contact Shawn 
Parry-Giles at (301) 405-6527 
or Aldoory at (301) 405-6528.