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Number g • October 23 , 2001 

Sturtz Leaves 
with Growth 
in Finances, 

Charles Sturtz considers 
himself one of the last 
of a group that shared a 
collective vision and 
commitment that has helped make 
the university what it is today, 

"This is the one generation that 
made the dramatic improvement 
possible." Sturtz said, grouping him- 
self with William EKirwan, William 
Thomas, Irwin Goldstein and Marie 

On July 1 , Sturtz will retire after 
spending 19 years as the vice pres- 
ident of administrative affairs. His 
wife, Judith, a school teacher, will 
retire this summer as well. 

"It works nicely for us to arrive 
at this at the same time," he said. 
The couple, who will celebrate 
their 43rd wedding anniversary 
soon, have five children and five 

"I know it's the trite but true 
tiling," Sturtz said, "we're going to 
spend some more time with 
those folks." 


Charles Sturtz 

Sturtz has worked professionally 
for about 44 years. He spent more 
than half of that time working in 
Michigan. After several manage- 
ment and budget positions with 
the state, he began working at 
Wayne State University where he 
was eventually promoted to execu- 
tive vice president and treasurer. 

In 1982, Sturtz came to Mary- 
land to be what was then called 
the vice chancellor of administra- 
tive affairs. Sturtz said when he 
arrived, there were some immedi- 
ate issues to deal widi. 

There was no spending money 
for the university, beyond what 
was allocated in the budget. Sturtz 
set out to build the financial 

See STURTZ, page S 

Convocation 2001 


(resident's Medal Award winner Irwin Goldstein addresses the crowd at this year's Annual 
Faculty and Staff Convocation, held Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Memorial Chapel. More on page 5. 

Chaplains Offer 
Hearts, Minds 
to University 

Editor's Note: Tiiis is the first of 
two stories looking at the univer- 
sity's chaplains and their roles 
within the campus community. 

They come from 1 4 doctrines, 
but share one goal; to pro- 
vide the campus communi- 
ty with a place for spiritual solace 
and enrichment, while encourag- 
ing individual development. 

A normally low-profile group, the 
university chaplains played key 
roles in helping the campus handle 
the recent rash of local and nation- 
al tragedies. Many in the campus 
community praised the chaplains' 
cooperation in creating an inter- 
faith memorial for the September 
11 victims that seemed to solidify 
the campus' sense of community. 

"They rose to the occasion so 
well," says Patrick Perfetto, director 
of Conference and Visitor Services, 
whose office oversees the Memori- 
al Chapel and its chaplains. "But 
they're not folks who like to be 
singled out." 

They prefer to have what 
Lutheran minister Beth Platz calls 
"a persistent profile." 

See CHAPLAINS, page 7 

Putting Life's Experiences 
to Work for State, Selves 

Legislative leaders and 
lobbyists in Maryland 
will soon be able to 
draw upon the knowledge 
of a new kind of intern in 
their efforts to better serve 
their constituencies. 

The university's Center on 
Aging's Division of Lifelong 
Learning and Engagement 
launched its Senior Leader- 
ship Maryland Program this 
fail. Going on the idea that 
the expertise of Maryland 
residents ages 50 and up is 
valuable, center director 
Laura Wilson came up with 
the senior internship pro- 
gram as a way to put that 
expertise to use, while pro- 
viding valuable experience 
for the interns. 

"We built on several mod- 
els we had developed else- 
where and I thought/It's 
time to build a program in 
Maryland'," says Wilson. She 
talked with legislative dele- 
gates about the feasibility of 
such a program and received 
positive feedback. She then 
partnered with the James 
MacGregor Burns Academy 
of Leadership through 

Bladen sburg Mayor David 
Harrington, as well as Sharon 
Simson, coordinator of the 
Center on Aging's Senior 

She has also forged part- 
nerships with key legisla- 
tive offices and state agen- 
cies for intern placements. 
After three months of 
instructional sessions 
taught by state and munici- 
pal officials and university 
faculty, the 25 interns will 
spend a minimum of one 
day a week working during 
the legislative session. The 
program's goal is that 
interns will use this experi- 
ence as a starting point for 
providing service in the 
state. The Center on Aging 
will help interns find other 
volunteer opportunities 
after the session. 

"It sounds like it's going 
to be an absolutely wonder- 
ful experience," says Melvina 
Brooks, a retired administra- 
tor from the U.S. House 
budget office, i retired from 
the Hill in 1995. 1 thought, 

See LEADERS, page 6 

Helping University 
Offices Help Themselves 

When Office of Information 
Technology vice president 
and CIO Don Riley wanted to 
create more cohesiveness 
among divisions of the Office 
of Information Technology, he 
called on the skills of a rela- 
tively new university unit 
called the Office for Organiza- 
tional Effectiveness (OOE). 

An outgrowth of the contin- 
uous quality improvement ini- 
tiative of a year and a half ago, 
OOE is in the Office of the 
Vice President for Academic 
Affairs and Provost. Its three- 
person staff offers customized 
consulting and coaching serv- 
ices to meet a range of needs. 

OIT was created in 1999 
from five separate units. A 
reorganization began soon 
thereafter "to create a more 
unified culture," says Riley. 
Foxworth came in last sum- 
mer to talk with managers 
and assess OIT's needs. She 
recommended "a fairly inten- 
sive process . . .including 
bringing in some outside 
expertise to help," says Riley. 

"We recommended external 
expertise in this instance 
because of a particular model 

they used that allowed nearly 
all of OIT's employees to 
engage in planning in one 
room at a time," says Foxworth. 

Rodney Peterson, director 
of policy and planning for OIT, 
felt Foxworth 's efforts helped 
move the office "to the next 
level" in its evolutionary pro- 
cess. OOE, in partnership with 
consultants Dannemiller Tyson 
Associates, engaged employees 
in shaping OIT's mission and 
value statements by co-facilitat- 
ing a retreat first with the lead- 
ership team and then another 
that included everyone, 

Robert Infantino, associate 
chair of the biology depart- 
ment, says having this kind of 
expertise on campus is a dou- 
ble asset to a department 
working on reorganization or 
strategic issues. 

"Not only do you get peo- 
ple with this expertise, you 
get people who understand 
university culture and con- 
text," he says. His department 
worked with OOE for four 
months in 1999 to prepare for 
a retreat shortly after the new 





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 litde frazzled after the 
tragedies this fall. For more 
information, call the FSAP at 4- 
8170 or the center at 4-1493- 

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 Harlem, 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 

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. 

7-9:30 p.m., Screening/Dis- 
cussion of Local News 

Basement.Tawes Fine Arts, Join 
the College of Journalism's 
Society of Professional Journal- 
ists' chapter for a screening 
and discussion of the new PBS 
series "Local News." "Local 
News" is a five part special 
which takes an insider's look 
at a Charlotte, N.C. TV station 
and its struggle to serve the 
public while improving ratings 
and viewers. There will be an 
audience/panel discussion 
which will include local broad- 
cast news professionals and 
producers from the show. 
Refreshments will be served. 
For more information, contact 
Sue Kopen Katcef at 5-7526 or 


October 24 

12-1 p.m., Research and 
Development Presentetion: 
Art Therapy: What It Is and 
What It Isn't 01 14 Counsel- 
ing Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 
With Linda Rogers, art thera- 

Faculty "Noon" Recital (today): 
Wind, Percussion and Piano 

Distinguished faculty artists of the Wind, Percussion and 
Piano divisions perform today (Tuesday, Oct. 23) at 
12:30 p.m. in the Giidenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit or call 5-ARTS. 

pist, 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 
Rapa: Gander, Generation 
and Geography in Ring- 
woods 2107/2109 Plant Sci- 
ences. With Noli we Rooks 
(author of "Hair Raising"). For 
more information, contact 
Valerie Brown at 5-1354 or 

5:30- 9:30 p.m., Evening of 
Dialogue: Civil Liberties 
and Security in Wake of 
Sept. 1 1 2203 Art-Sociology 
Bldg. This event includes guest 
speakers, dialogue groups and 
an action forum. The purpose 
is to learn from experts, share 
thoughts and develop ideas to 
help us move forward in wake 
of terrorist attacks. Shibley Tel- 
hami, Anwar Sadat Chair for 
Peace and Development, and 
Dwight Sullivan, managing 
attorney for ACLU of Maryland, 
are among the speakers. For 
more information contact 
Linda Aldoory at 5-6528 or 

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

SO1 10) 0231 LeFrak Hall. Use 
Dream Weaver, Flash, Fireworks 
and PhotoShop to design your 
Web site. Class meets Wednes- 
days through Dec. 1 9- The fee 
is $450 for alumni, staff, facul- 
ty, students and immediate 
family; non-UM price is $495. 
Contact LearnlT at 5-1670 or, or visit* 

October 25 

4 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
Learning to Apply Theories: 
Case Studies from the 
Chemical Sciences 1116 
Institute for Physical Science 

and Technology. With Jeff Ram- 
sey, Smith College. Cospon- 
sored by the Department of 
Chemistry, the Committee on 
the History and Philosophy of 
Science, the College of Arts and 
Humanities, and IPST. For more 
information, contact hp26@, 5-5691 or visit 

4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About 
Teaching: Censorship 0135 
Taliaferro Hall. Have you strug- 
gled with a banned book? An 
R-rated film? The Center Alliance 
for School Teachers (CAST) 
presents Patricia Gafford, act- 
ing program supervisor, pre-K- 
1 2, English/Language Arts, 
Montgomery County Public 
Schools, who will lead an infor- 
mal conversation and sharing 
of ideas and materials. Open to 
classroom teachers, supervi- 
sors and administrators from 
all levels within the secondary 
school systems and community 
colleges across the state of 
Maryland, as well as from the 
university community. Light 
refreshments will be provided. 
For more information contact 
Nancy Traubitz at nt32@umail. or (301) 405-6830, or 

5-6 p.m., Udall Scholarship 
Workshop 1 130 Plant Sci- 
ences. Faculty members and 
student advisors in the envi- 
ronmental sciences and related 
fields are asked to encourage 
their best sophomores and jun- 
iors to attend the Udall Schol- 
arship workshop given by 
Bruce James. The scholarship 
also is available to Native Amer- 
icans and Alaska Natives in 
fields related to health care or 
tribal policy. Udall scholars 
receive $5,000 for one year. 
The application deadline is 
Feb. 15, 2002. For more infor- 
mation, contact Camille StiU- 
wetl at 4-1289 or cstillwe®, or visit 

7-8 p.m. Goldwater Schol- 
arship Workshop 1 1 40 Plant 

Sciences. Faculty members and 
student advisors in mathemat- 
ics, the natural sciences and 
engineering are asked to 
encourage their best sopho- 
mores and juniors to attend 
this workshop given by Robert 
Infantino. The Goldwater 
scholarship is for U.S. citizens 
who intend to pursue research 
careers. Goldwater scholars 
receive $7,500 for one year. 
The campus deadline is Nov. 
30 and the foundation deadline 
is Feb. 1,2002. For more infor- 
mation, contact Camille Still- 
well at 4l 289 or, or 

7:30-8:45 p.m.. Physics is 
Phun Details in For Your Inter- 
est, page 8. 

October 26 

9:30 a.m.. International 
Conference on Violence 
and the French Revolution 

Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall. Details in For Your Inter- 
est, page 8. 

9 a.m. -3 p.m.. Residential 
Landscape Design Work- 
shop 2 1 50 Plant Sciences. In 
this two-day workshop (Oct. 
26-27), students will acquire 
landscape design resources 
and apply them to their home 
landscape. Landscape architec- 
ture and horticulture faculty 
will facilitate a thorough site 
analysis and develop an appro- 
priate plant palette. The work- 
shop also provides basic design 
techniques in a hands-on for- 
mat. Students are encouraged 
to bring in plot plans, drawings 
and photographs of their resi- 
dentia] site. The fee is $250 
(includes drawing materials 
and plant reference resources). 
For more information, contact 
Steven Cohan at 5-6969 or, or 
Dennis Nola, ALSA, at 5-0055 

12 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
Recent Neural Models of 
Consciousness: What Do 
They Explain, and How? 

1208 Biology/Psychology Bldg. 
With Ilya Farber, George Wash- 
ington University. Cosponsored 
by the Neuroscience and Cog- 
nitive Science (NACS) Pro- 
gram, the Committee on the 
History and Philosophy of Sci- 
ence, the College of Arts and 
Humanities, and IPST. For more 
information, contact hp26@, 5-5691 or visit 
http ://ca map . umd . edu/chps/. 

12-1:15 p.m.. Communica- 
tion Department Centenni- 
al Colloquium Lecture 0200 

Skinner. John Durham Peters, 
University of Iowa, presents 
"The Conversationalization of 
Media and the Mediation of 
Conversation," For more infor- 
mation contact Trevor Parry- 
Giles at 

or visit 

3 p.m.. Distinguished Lec- 
ture Series in Atomic, Mol- 
ecular & Optical Physics 

1412 Physics. The Physics 
Department presents Luis A. 
Orozco from State University 
of New York at Stony Brook in 
this week's colloquium-style 
talk. The lecture will be hosted 
by Nobel Prize-winning profes- 
sor William D. Pliillips, Contact 
Rcka Shanmugavel at 5-5946 or 
reka @p hysics. 

7:30-8:45 p.m., Physics is 
Phun Details in For Your Inter- 
est, page 8. 

October 27 

7:30-8:45 p.m., Physics is 

Phun Details in For Your Inter- 

_ icitxo 

est, page 8. 

October 30 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m.,OIT Short- 
courses Training; Advanced 
MS Excel (Level 3) 4404 

Computer & Space Science. 
The fee is $90. To register, visit For more 
information, contact the OIT 
Training Services Coordinator 
at 5-0443 or oit-training®* 

4 p.m., Physics in a New 
Era: National Research 
Council Report on the 
Future of Physics 1410 
Physics. Physics colloquium 
with Thomas Appelquist.Yale 
University. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-5945. 

calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405, Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's master 
calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to, "Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an aslerisk (*). 


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

Brodie Remington • Vice 
President for University Relations 

Teresa Flannery ■ Executive 
Director of University 
Communications and Director of 

George Cathcart • Executive 

Monette Austin Bailey ' Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ' Art Director 

Laura Lee ■ Graduate Assistant 

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

Send material to Editor, Outlook, 
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Order Textbooks Early, Help Some Students 

Full-time undergradu- 
ate students can 
spend an average of 
$500 per semester on 
textbooks. Faculty members 
can reduce the average cost 
for students by at least $75 
per semester if twice as many 
instructors order textbooks 
before finals week. 

Although upper-level stu- 
dents are encouraged to keep 
their books and build person- 
al libraries, many sell them 
back to the local bookstores 
at the end of the semester. If 
the bookstore knows that the 
book will be adopted the fol- 
lowing semester, it buys the 
book back for 50 percent of 
the new book price. Other- 

wise, it buys the book back 
for at around 15 percent. 
Because the bookstores have 
barely 40 percent of book 
orders when they begin buy- 
ing books back, students 
receive an average of $46 less 
when they sell their books 
back than they would if just 
80 percent of the orders had 
been placed. 

"If we know that a particu- 
lar book is going to be used, 
we flag it as a buy back," said 
Phil Sirk, textbook manager at 
the University Book Center. 
"This helps the students and 
it helps us." 

Sirk explains that when 
there are more used books in 
inventory, the bookstore does 

not have to order as many 
new ones.An increased 
inventory happens when 
more students sell back 
books, giving the following 
semester's students a larger 
supply from which to 

"We're giving them 50 per- 
cent of the wholesale price, 
not the used price," said Sirk. 

By getting orders from 
instructors in early, it is easier 
for the bookstore to flag more 
books being sold back at the 
end of semesters. 

The chart below lists some 
of the books required for a 
common full-time freshman 
schedule, and illustrates the 
price differences. 


Book Title 








Value If 

Value If Not 

BSCI 105 

Biology with CD 



$ 77.55 

$ 51.70 


ENGL 101 

Writer's Reference 


$ 36.70 

$ 27.55 

$ 18.35 

$ 900 


Engl 101 

$ 34.70 

$ 26.05 

$ 17.35 

$ 0.00 

HIST 156 

Paine & Revolutionary 



$ 23.95 

$ 18.00 

$ 12.00 

$ 0.00 

Cradle of the Middle 


$ 19.95 


$ 10.00 

$ 1.50 


New England Town 


$ 1535 

$ 1155 

$ 7.70 

$ 1.50 

MATH 113 

College Algebra with 
Study Guide & 
Internet Aid 





$ 0.00 

Resource Manual for 


$ 12.95 

$ 9-75 

$ 6.50 

$ 0.00 


Math 113 

PSYC 100 



$ 87.35 


$ 43.70 

$ 0.00 

Psychology CD 


$ 27.70 

$ 20.80 

$ 1385 

$ 0.00 

A Primer on Collective Bargaining 

Many in the univer- 
sity community 
have questions 
about the univer- 
sity's new collective bargain- 
ing rights for exempt and non- 
exempt staff and campus 
police. In an effort to dissemi- 
nate accurate information. 
President Dan Mote and the 
Office of Legal Affairs collect- 
ed some commonly asked 
questions, and their answers, 
on a Web site. A summary is 
below. For more information, 
visit or call 
Legal Affairs at (301) 405- 

The university's position on 
collective bargaining is neu- 
tral. President Mote encour- 
ages employees to make an 
educated decision based on 
an understanding of the law, a 
summary of which can also be 
found at the above Web 

The university will work 
to ensure a fair and open 
atmosphere exists so covered 
employees will be able to 
inform themselves fully about 
unionization and make an 
informed decision," according 
to a statement on the site. "To 
do this, the university will 
provide factual information 

and correct any misstate- 
ments which come to its 
attention. If an election on 
collective bargaining takes 
place, the university will pub- 
licize the election and encour- 
age employees to vote." 

Question: What is the State 
Higher Education Labor 
Relations Board? 
Answer: The State Higher Edu- 
cation Labor Relations Board 
(SHELRB) is a five-member 
panel created under the new 
collective bargaining statute 
to administer and enforce the 
law. The SHELRB is responsi- 
ble for establishing proce- 
dures for elections, overseeing 
elecdons, and investigating 
and taking action regarding 
unfair labor practices. 

Question; Am I represent- 
ed by a union now? 

Answer: University employ- 
ees may have joined a union, 
but no union is currently 
authorized to engage in col- 
lective bargaining with the 

Question: When will the 
union start representing 

Answer: Unionization is not an 

automatic process. If 30 per- 
cent of covered employees in 
a bargaining unit sign a union 
document (sometimes 
referred to as an "authoriza- 
tion card") indicating their 
interest in being represented 
by a particular union, a secret 
ballot election will be held for 
that bargaining unit. If more 
than 50 percent of the 
employees who vote in the 
election choose to be repre- 
sented by a particular union, 
then that union will represent 
all employees in the bargain- 
ing unit. 

Question; What is a bar- 
gaining unit? 

Answer: Under the new Mary- 
land law, a bargaining unit is a 
group of employees who are 
permitted to join together on 
each individual University Sys- 
tem of Maryland campus and 
decide by a majority vote if 
they all shall be represented 
by a union. Each campus may 
have up to three bargaining 
units. These units are: exempt 
employees (employees who 
are not eligible for overtime); 
non-exempt employees 
(employees who are eligible 
for overtime); and sworn 

Talking about Solutions 

Evening of Dialogue on Civil 
Liberties and Security 

An event tided "Evening of 
Dialogue: Civil Liberties and 
Security" will allow faculty, 
students and community 
members to hear experts, 
share thoughts and develop 
ideas that will help the uni- 
versity and greater communi- 
ty move forward in the wake 
of the terrorist attacks of Sep- 
tember II. 

The Department of Com- 
munication's Center for Polit- 
ical Communication and 
Civic Leadership (CPCCL) 
will address the issues of civil 
liberties and security by host- 
ing an evening of speakers, 
dialogue- and action on 
Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 
p.m. in the Art-Sociology 
Building, room 2 203. 

The evening will begin 
with a panel discussion fea- 
turing three speakers who 
represent the complex rela- 
tionship between civil liber- 
ties and security. Among the 
speakers will be Shibley Tel- 
hami, Anwar Sadat Chair for 
Peace and Development at 
the University of Maryland 
and a non-resident senior fel- 
low at the Brookings Institu- 
tion. He has written a report 
on Persian Gulf security for 
the Council on Foreign Rela- 
tions and is a co-drafter of 
another council report on the 
Arab-Israeli peace process. He 
is also a member of the Coun- 
cil on Foreign Relations and a 
member of the advisory com- 
mittee of Human Rights 
Watch/Middle East. 

The other speakers will be 
Dwight Sullivan, managing 
attorney with the ACLU-Mary- 
land and Jack Strayer, vice 
president for external affairs 
at the National Center for 
Policy Analysis. 

Following the panel discus- 
sion, audience members will 
convene in small groups to 
discuss opinions and ideas 
about maintaining commit- 
ments to foundational U.S. 
freedoms when the need for 
heightened security meas- 
ures abounds. With facilita- 
tors and a professionally 
developed dialogue guide, 
each group will develop sug- 
gestions for how the commu- 
nity can live together in light 
of the crisis, how individuals 
can take action and what 
possible policy suggestions 
can be offered. The guide 
that will be used was pro- 
duced by Study Circles 
Resource Center, a Washing- 
ton, DC -based national 
organization that provides 
resources for "helping people 
work together for creative 
community change." In 
response to the September 
1 1 terrorist acts, Study Circles 
Resource Center created a 
dialogue guide specifically to 
aid groups in facilitating con- 

versations that bring people 
of different backgrounds and 
life experiences togetiier for 
"honest, productive, demo- 
cratic conversations." 

The Evening of Dialogue 
will conclude with the dia- 
logue groups coming togeth- 
er to share their suggestions. 
The CPCCL will compile a 
summary report based on the 
suggestions, and subsequently 
distribute the report to uni- 
versity personnel, media and 
other community leaders. 

"Everyone we know is 
searching for a way to 
express their feelings about 
what has happened, but also, 
everyone wants to do some- 
thing about it," said Linda 
Aldoory, coordinator of the 
Evening of Dialogue and 
assistant professor of commu- 
nication, explaining the impe- 
tus for the event."We hope 
this event allows people to 
learn more about the issues 
of civil liberties and security, 
to share opinions, but more 
importantly, to make sugges- 
tions and do something." 

The event is planned to 
coincide with United Nations 
Day. Tlie General Assembly of 
the U.N. has proclaimed 2001 
the Year of Dialogue Among 
Civilizations. The Evening of 
Dialogue supports the U.N.'s 
resolution that organizations 
"continue planning and 
organizing cultural, educa- 
tional and social programmes 
to promote the concept of 
dialogue among civilizations." 

The evening event is the 
inaugural event of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland's new Center 
for Political Communication 
and Civic Leadership, -which 
was formed in 2000 with a 
mission of "uniting research, 
education, and public engage- 
ment to foster democratic 
communication by a diverse 

"We cannot imagine a more 
appropriate inaugural event 
for the Center given the criti- 
cal issues facing the country 
and the campus community," 
said Shawn J. Parry-Giles, 
director of CPCCL and assis- 
tant professor of communica- 

The Evening of Dialogue is 
part of the CPCCL's Recover- 
ing Democracy Project 
designed to invigorate demo- 
cratic practices while work- 
ing toward the resolution of 
national and international 
issues. For additional informa- 
tion about the CPCCL's activi- 
ties or about the Evening of 
Dialogue, contact Parry-Giles 
at (301) 405-6527 or Aldoory 
at (301) 405-6528. 

— Julie Gowin, outreach 

coordinator with the 

Department of 


OCTOBER 23, 2001 

Library Notes and News 

Exhibit ofPrange Materials Opens at 
Baltimore's Pratt Library 

An exhibit of photo- 
graphs, magazines, 
newspapers and chil- 
dtvrt's books from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland's Gordon 
W. Prange Collection will 
open at the Enoch Pratt Free 
Library, 400 Cathedral St., 
Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, 
Oct. 25, and run through 
Dec. 29- 

Entitled "New Beginnings: 
Japan in the Immediate Post- 
war Years, 1945-1949; the 
exhibit will mark the first 
time that Prange materials 
have been shown in the 
United States. Items in the 
exhibit represent a glimpse 
of postwar Japan through 
the eyes of the Japanese, as 
filtered through the Occupa- 
tion censorship bureau. 

The exhibit at the Pratt 
will also celchrate the 20th 
anniversary of the sister-state 
relationship between Mary- 
land and Kanagawa Prefec- 
ture. The selected Prange 
materials focus on Kanagawa 
business, tourism, trade and 
literature during the Occupa- 
tion period. 

In the immediate after- 
math of World War II, Japan 
experienced a cultural ren- 
aissance. Despite the physi- 
cal devastation and the 
sparse living conditions that 
many Japanese experienced, 
publishing flourished, as evi- 
denced by the 2 1 million 
pages of books, magazines 
and newspapers that com- 
prise the university's Prange 

Collection, the nearly com- 
plete publishing output of 
Japan for the years 1945- 

In October 1945, soon 
after the Allied Forces 
arrived in Japan, General 
Headquarters established the 
Civil Censorship Detach- 
ment (CCD).The CCD was 
charged with enforcing the 
10-point code for the Japan- 
ese press. When censorship 
of the Japanese media was 
lifted in 1949, Gordon 
Prange. then chief of Gen. 
MacArthur's 100-member 
Historical Section, arranged 
for the declassification and 
shipment of the CCD's fde 
copies to his home institu- 
tion, the University of Mary- 

Gordon W Prange began 
teaching history at the uni- 
versity In 1937. Except for a 
leave of absence during WW 
II and the Occupation, 
Prange taught continuously 
at the University until several 
months before his death on 
May 15,1980. 

Public programs at the 
Enoch Pratt Free Library dur- 
ing November and Decem- 
ber will highlight the broad 
spectrum of Japanese culture 
and the postwar renaissance 
including a Japanese Film 
Festival, symposia and lec- 
tures, children's programs 
and music and dance. For 
information on the programs 
at the Enoch Pratt Free 
Library, call (410) 396-5494. 

UM Libraries, Ex Libris (USA) Sign 
Digitizing Software Partnership Agreement 

The Libraries have 
entered into a Pre- 
mier Partner Agree- 
ment with Ex Libris (USA) of 
Chicago to further both the 
development of DigiTool 
digital asset management 
software as well as the digital 
initiatives of the Performing 
Arts Library (PAL) located in 
the new Clarice Smith Per- 
fbrmingArts Center.The 
Maryland Libraries are the 
first library in North America 
to enter into this agreement. 

For the university and 
other libraries that have 
staked out strategic positions 
in creating and managing 
digital collections, particular- 
ly where they are digitizing 
materials, DigiTool has the 
essential applications for cre- 
ating and maintaining digital 
collections that together 
comprise the emerging digi- 
tal library. 

The agreement calls for 
the full implementation of 
Ex Libris's digjtal asset man- 
agement product as well as 
having the University of 
Maryland actively participate 
in the ongoing product 
design, development and 

testing of new features with- 
in DigiTool. As a Premier 
partner, the Maryland Libra- 
ries will become a focal 
point, a leader and a refer- 
ence for other libraries 
around the world by partici- 
pating in the leading edge 
work of designing informa- 
tion systems for the 21st 

"Above all, it gives us an 
opportunity to help define 
development of digital 
library technology with the 
leading software developer 
of library systems," said 
Charles Lowry, dean of 
Libraries at the University of 

Ex Libris, a leading world- 
wide developer of high-per- 
formance applications for 
libraries, information cen- 
ters, and researchers, was 
awarded a five-year contract 
earlier this year for an 
advanced "next generation'' 
shared Library Information 
Management System (LIMS) 
for the University of Mary- 
land Libraries, in cooperation 
with 16 University System of 
Maryland and affiliated insti- 
tution libraries. 

New Usenet Server to Ease Usage 

The university's two Usenet 
news servers are being consol- 
idated onto one new server. 
The new server will provide 
more efficient service to users, 
and it will store accumulated 
messages for a longer time. 

Usenet "newsgroups" are vir- 
tual discussion boards devoted 
to a variety of topics. Users 
post messages or respond to 
the messages of odters, some- 
times forming long threads of 
interrelated mcssages.The 
messages are stored on servers 
and downloaded to users' 
computers to be read. 

At the University of Mary- 
land, anyone witii a WAM, 
Glue, or cluster account can 
access the newsgroups stored 
on the university's news 

" Pre viosly, each news server 
had about nine gigabytes of 

disk space," according to Diane 
Donaldson, OIT Usenet admin- 
istrator, "but so much news 
came in that messages could 
not be stored for more than a 
few days. The new system has 
24 gigabytes, so news can be 
stored for much longer.Also, 
we were able to increase the 
number of newsgroups we 
carry from about 4,000 to over 

The dual systems allowed 
duplication of article storage 
needs by having two servers, 
each of which catered to dif- 
ferent communities of users, 
but which had a great deal of 
article overlap. The new con- 
solidated server will eliminate 
this redundancy 

The new server is called After a 
transition period, the old 
servers — 

and (a.k.a. — will be 
turned off, and the new server 
will inherit these addresses. 

Each news server assigns an 
index number to each article, 
beginning w ith the number 
one. As article index numbers 
differ between the systems, 
diey will change with this con- 
solidation. Current news users 
will notice that their article 
counts are different after mov- 
ing to the new server, but this 
will not affect performance. 
The OIT Help Desk has hints 
on how to make tills 
changeover with as little dis- 
ruption as possible. 

For more information, con- 
tact the OIT Help Desk at 
(301) 405-1500, helpdesk®, or visit www. 
he Ipdesk . u md . ed u/unix/ 
news/newnewsserver. shtml. 

Effectiveness. Facilitating Solutions 

Continued from page 1 

chairman arrived. 

Chas Cadwell, director of the 
Institutional Reform and the 
Informal Sector (IRIS) Center, 
recommends organizations get 
in touch with OOE early in 
whatever process in which 
they're seeking OOE's help. Early 
intervention allows Foxworth 
and her staff to more fully utilize 
their expertise to meet a depart- 
ment's needs. 

"Joe Sherlin is the hero in my 
story," says Cadwell, speaking of 
OOE's other organizational 
development specialist. Sherlin 
helped design and conduct a 
retreat. Cadwell appreciated 
Sherlin's flexibility when it came 
to process and his attention 
when assessing staff concerns. 

"He spent a lot of time listen- 
ing to my folks. It forced us to 
focus on a practical agenda. He 
did an incredibly good job of 
helping employees express their 
ambitions for the retreat "This 
resulted in unit-wide ownership 
of the process and the structure, 
adds Cadwell. The center also 
defined its vision and opera- 
tional issues. 

Foxworth, Sherlin and assis- 
tant organizational development 
specialist Denise Maple plan and 
facilitate all inteventions.They 
also partner with members of 
OOE's Peer Consulting Network 
(see side article) on client work. 
In the year and a half since its 
inception, OOE and PCN have 
engaged in more than 40 cam- 
pus customized consultations. 

Foxworth says that the network 
and the work of OOE save the 
university money "External con- 
sultants charge of a Jot of money 
for these services," she says. 

And as for results? 

"They helped us to move 
through a change process in a 
fairly quick and painless way," 
said Peterson, 

Peer Network Provides Support 

In many of the departments on 
campus, faculty and staff mem- 
bers; can be found who belong 
to the Peer Consulting Network,a 
program developed by the Office 
for Organizational Effectiveness 

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The Peer Consulting Network 
(PCN J is a voluntary program in 
which members receive training 
from OOE in process consultation 
and team facilitation skills. In addi- 
tion, the program offers members 
the opportunity to network with 
people from all over campus. 

Joanne Desiato, ombudsperson 
for graduate students, has found 
her experience with the program 
helpful. "There are positive effects 
working with people all over cam- 
pus... the better I know the cam- 
pus, the better I do my job," said 

Desiato explains that one of the 
reasons why many of the mem- 
bers view the program so favor- 
ably is because of the leadership. 
Vicky Foxworth, director of OOE, 
encouraged many of the members 
to join at the beginning and has 
been very friendiy and helpfui 

Today, the PCN has 20 mem- 
bers, from 18 departments. Fox- 
worth said, "We intentionally keep 
the network fairly small because 
we offer ongoing coaching and 
professional development oppor- 
tunities to the group and we want 
to be sure that we can adequately 
support PCN members as they are 
engaging in client work." 

Because the program is volun- 
teer based, the members are 
involved because they want to be 
a part of a group that helps 
departments solve organizational 

As Laura Nichols, assistant 
director of Women's Studies, said, 

"the challenge is as a voluntary 
organization" many of the mem- 
bers are strained to find the time 
for the network. Most, however, 
try hard to contact one another 
and attend the monthly meetings. 
,;rNJ$bblSJtfefca^e!trw f {Jtved M/itb!,- 
PCN about two years ago and has 
found it "so exciting to be 
Involved with a group that works 
toward organizational change, 
growth and development with 
such a broad perspective." She 
said being a part of the Peer Con- 
sulting Network "empowers the 
participants in the place where 
they work." 

Warren Kelley, executive assis- 
tant to the vice president for stu- 
dent affairs, is impressed by the 
extent to which the program has 
grown. The PCN has "been able to 
leverage out their expertise to a 
much larger organization because 
of volunteers they helped train," 
Kelley said. "It is a valuable 
resource for campus I don't 
believe is well known." 

Periodic two-day workshops 
and monthly meetings are offered 
so the members can come togeth- 
er to discuss any problems they 
might be having and get input 
from each other. The gatherings 
allow everyone to gain more skills, 
learn from one another, network 
with other members and build 
community, according to Kelfey. 

According to the Office of Orga- 
nizational Effectiveness, the 
demand for peer consulting pro- 
grams such as the PCN continues 
to rise throughout the campus. 
Opportunities for joining will be 
available next spring. Anyone 
interested in becoming a member 
of the Peer Consulting Network 
can contact Joe Sherlin, with OOE, 
at (301) 405-7584. 

—Cynthia Owens 


For information about OOE, call (301) 405-7584 or visit 


Distinguished Faculty 
and Staff Honored at 
Annual Convocation 

At the Annual Faculty 
and Staff Convocation 
on Tuesday, Oct. 1 6, this 
year's distinguished 
honorees gathered in Memorial 
Chapel. The event was made per- 
haps more memorable than most 
would have wished by an initial 
evacuation due to a threat of 
bioteriorism, but soon afterward 
the ceremony was underway. 
Below, the university's finest 
emerge after investigating the 
threat. At bottom, honorees and 
attendees wait to reenter the 
chapel. Below right, Micki 
Goldstein<;Preisiderit Dan Mote, 

Irwin Goldstein and Patsy Mote 
pose together outside the chapel. 
Above, Mote confers a congratula- 
tory hug on President's Medal 
Award winner Irwin Goldstein. 
Goldstein, whose commitment to 

excellence has been cited as con- 
tributing to the rise in Maryland's 
academic reputation, is a professor 
of psychology and dean of the 
College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. ■ • 


The Division of Nuclear Physics of the 
American Physical Society has select- 
ed Jhinn-Wel Chen, Maryland 
physics research associate, for the 
2002 Dissertation in Nuclear Physics 
Award. Members and friends of the 
Division sponsor this award, which 
recognizes a recent Ph.D. in nuclear 
physics. Chen will present his disser- 
tation at the 2002 APS Spring Meeting 
in Albuquerque, NM. 

The Alumni Association welcomes 
Fr ancena Phillips Jackson as its 
new director of alumni affairs for the 
Robert H. Smith School of Business. 
Jackson is experienced in event plan- 
ning, publications and communica- 
tions, volunteer management and 
consulting with a variety of associa- 
tions. She has served as the interim 
director in the position for several 
month s.Jackson can be reached at or (301) 


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capacity of the campus by accumulat- 
ing debt. 

"Debt is good," he said, assuring that 
it's quite all right to quote him on that. 

Through loans and bonds, projects 
that were set aside due to lack of 
funds were being completed. During 
his time at the university, 53 percent 
of all of the campus' square footage 
has either been built or renovated. 
That's not including the develop- 
ments he's been able to launch on 
other system campuses, which add up 
to more than a million square feet. 

Sturtz also wanted to improve Facil- 
ities Management. In 1995, he pro- 
posed the Business Processes Redesign 
Initiadve.The processes for hiring, 
budget, travel, personnel and payroll 
were to all become electronic. The 
transition should be complete within 
the next year. This service is being 
provided to other USM campuses. 

Til never say everything we set 
out to do we did well or completely" 
Sturtz said. ""We're leaving a significant 
agenda for the person that comes 

He said he is proud of his accom- 
plishments, at the university and in his 
life. Sturtz has seen his office's racial 
and gender diversity change from 2 to 
45 percent. State legislation has gradu- 
ally provided him more freedom with 
university operadons. He earned his 
doctorate and now teaches an upper- 
level class in public finance adminis- 
tration. Sturtz even spent seven 
months as acting athletic director in 
the late '80s. 

What will stay with him the most, 
he said, are the relationships he's 
made while at Maryland. 

"What one remembers the most are 
the people.Academic institudons are 
profoundly about people," he said. 
"The sum of it all is the wonderful 
people that we've had a chance to 
grow with." 

OCTOBER 23, 2001 

Network to Benefit University, Area 
Schools and, Most Important, Children 

At the Center for Young 
Children, everything is 
always about the chil- 
dren. Although the center has 
always had a triple 
mission of educat- 
ing children, pro- 
fessional develop- 
ment and research, 
Fran Favretto, who 
became the direc- 
tor of CYC In 1993. 
said she felt like 
the mission need- 
ed clarification 
and expansion. 

"It seems as if 
the professional 
development and 
research mission 
were not highlighted or 
implemented as much," 
Favretto said. 

With her appointment as 
director of the undergarduate 
Early Childhood Teacher Edu- 
cation program for the Depart- 
ment of Human Development, 
College of Education two 
years ago, she has been able to 
work on expanding and inte- 
grating the CYC with the 
department and the college. 

"It was a very logical 
match," she said. 

Favretto is bridging the mis- 
sion of the CYC with the 
Department, working with fac- 
ulty, staff and area elementary 
schools. She is working with 
three elementary schools in 
Montgomery County who will 
join In a partnership with the 
university. The partnership 
will be a Professional Devel- 
opemnt School (PDS) network, 
which includes these three 
schools and the CYC, This will 
begin a dialogue where both 
the schools and university can 
Jeam from each other. 

"This PDS movement is hap- 
pening statewide as well as 
nationally" she said. Other pro- 
grams around the state have 
been established and will con- 
tinue to establish similar pro- 

She said it's truly a partner- 
ship. The undergraduate stu- 
dents come in to the schools 
to teach and learn their craft. 
They can put the philosophi- 
cal and theoretical side of 
teaching to practice. The uni- 
versity faculty can come in to 
the schools and share their 
research. And with Its pres- 
ence in the school, the univer- 
sity can see first-hand what's 
going on in the schools and 
what issues schools are facing. 
In the end, the education of 
children will be improved, 
Favretto said 

"We can do a lot of talking 
about what teachers need to 
know, but they need to be In 
the real world of schools." 

CYC teachers also teach 
undergraduate classes and 
handle the first year practi- 
cian. She said the courses 
have a continuum; they are 
linked to practicums at CYC 
and in the schools. She also 
said that the teachers then 
become mentors for other 


Christian Defayette, a senior 
who will graduate in Decem- 
ber with a degree In early 


The Canter for Young Children becomes more a 
part of the university's Early Childhood Program. 

childhood education, said she 
feels she can call on either 
Favretto or Anne Daniel, the 
assistant director of CYC and 
her former professor, at any- 
time if she needs help with 

"I get a lot of support here," 
said Defayette, who is fulfilling 
a semester-long practicum at 
CYC."This is part of the 
school's mission." 

The new program will also 
have a practicum for sopho- 
mores who have not been 
accepted in the program yet. 
In the first year an Exploring 
Teaching course will enable 
sophomores to come into 
CYC to work one day a week 
to see if teaching is the career 
they want. The next year the 
students are taking courses 
and in schools on a part time 
basis. In the senior year, stu- 
dents take part in the year 
long internship in the PDS 

The PDS network is also 
beneficial to the Early Child- 
hood program because CYC 
only has children that range 
from 3 years to kindergarten 
age. However, early childhood 
education licensure spans 
from preschool to third grade. 
The elementary schools have 
primary placements. Favretto 
said that the CYC PTA is push- 
ing to have the CYC expand 
to the third grade. 

"I think that would be really 
interesting to look at " Favretto 
said. "You would be able to fol- 
low children from the time 
they were 3 to third grade." 

Of course the center would 
need more physical space and 
more teachers. Favretto said 
she would add something else 
to her wish list: undergraduate 
classroom space so that stu- 
dents would be ar the center 
on a more frequent basis and 
they would be able to observe 
curriculum and behavioral dif- 
ferences in the children. The 
research mission would also 
be expanded. 

The center is ranked one of 
the best preschools in the 
country by the National Asso- 
ciation for the Education of 
Young Children. 

"The better program we 
have, the better the program 
will be to benefit the chil- 
dren," Favretto said. 

More Experts on War Against Terrorism 


his is another small sampling of the several university faculty members who have become resources 
in explaining and analyzing the recent world events. Their expertise spans severel fields of research. 
For a complete listing, go to www. Click on the University Newsdesk link. 

Lawrence Mintz, Director of 

the Art Gliner Center for Humor 
Studies at the University of 
Maryland and editor of HUMOR, 
International Journal of Humor, 
can discuss the search post-dis- 
aster humor, "...the trauma is 
still going on, it's not over yet, 
so you really can't access when 
it's OK to laugh again until it's 

Suman Mukhophadyay, a 
molecular microbiologist, can 
discuss the science of dissecting 
the genetic properties of bacte- 
ria such as anthrax — how inves- 
tigators can tell if genes ere 
altered, what are the clues that 
could reveal tampering. 
Mukhophadyay studies 

pathogens, including ecoli and 
anthrax, looking at how they 
divide and replicate. 

Glenn Schiraldl is a doctor 
of stress management and 
expert on post traumatic stress. 
A Vietnam veteran, he has 
served on the stress manage- 
ment faculties at the Pentagon 
and the University of Maryland 
and Is author of various books 
and articles on human mental 
and physical health, including 
The Pest-Traumattc Stress Disor- 
der Source Book. 

Susan Walker, assistant pro- 
fessor , family studies; State 
Family Life Specialist, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension and 

Department of Family Studies, 
can discuss how to talk to chil- 
dren about these tragic events 
and about their fears. She is an 
expert in child care, parenting 
education and at-risk families. 
As an extension specialist, she 
hss had a lot of experience talk- 
ing to people about family and 
child issues. 

Madeline Zilfi, associate 
chair department of history and 
expert on the Middle East, Islam 
and gender issues. Zilfi wrote 
"The Politics of Piety: The 
Ottoman Uleme in the Post-Clas- 
sical Age, and is editor of 
"Women in the Ottoman Empire: 
Middle Eastern Women in the 
Early Modern Era" (19971. 

Leaders: A New Kind of Intern 

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'Now it's my time to sit back 
and relax,' But my energy level 
was a little bit higher than 

Brooks began volunteering 
one day a week the Prince 
Georges County's United Com- 
munity Against Poverty organi- 

she wants it to be clear that 
interns offer valuable life expe- 
riences as well. 

"We go to the state legisla- 
ture not asking for something, 
but instead offering a valuable 
resource. This is a win for 
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Lynn Bopp, executive director of the Governor's Office on Service and 
Volunteerism, addresses a group Senior Leadership interns during a 
recent Friday session. Behind her is a banner charting the state's com- 
mitment to community service. 

zation. Then it was three times 
a week, then five to six. 

"My main interest is in sen- 
iors. Any experience I get 
[through Senior Leadership] , I 
can apply it here. It will help 
me benefit my community." 

She seems to embody Wil- 
son's favorite word: engage- 
ment. One of her main goals for 
the program is to make sure 
seniors receive enough signifi- 
cant work that they'll become 
more active members in dieir 
state's government. However, 

university, the state, people 
over 50." 

Horace Fields, who retired 
after 32 years of government 
service, 21 of them as a lawyer 
for the employee and labor rela- 
tions division of the Depart- 
ment of the Treasury, looks for- 
ward to using his expertise 
assisting decision makers. 

"And I would like to know 
how things work," he says. 

Wilson's first proof that her 
program would work came 
through the Senior Leadership's 

internship coordinator Gloria 
Kovnot. Before more than 200 
applicants showed interest in 
being an intern, Kovnot was a 
guinea pig for the initiative. 
When asked about her experi- 
ence, Kovnot just beams. 

"It was phenomenal. I 
worked every Wednesday. I got 
up very excited on those days," 
says the retired owner of a 
trucking company. Kovnot 
worked for Maryland Delegate 
Mary Conroy. 

"She attended hearings, 
wrote synopses of them and 
presented them to the delegate. 
She helped with testimony for 
legislation , prop osals ," say s Pat 
Bruce, legislative aide to Con- 
roy. "She was very busy. She was 
my right arm in dealing with 
visitors and constituents. She 
also sat in on meetings with 
lobbyists and the normal things 
that come with it, the gopher- 
ing. There's a lot of gophering. 
She was superb." 

Kovnot agrees that she was 
quite busy, but didn't mind the 
work at all. She also enjoyed 
watching Conroy 's staff address 
the needs of her constituents. 

"One person can make a dif- 
ference. They really listen to 
what people have to say," said 
Kovnot, who has been asked 
back for the next legislative 

Kovnot, who calls herself a 
'young senior,' makes the point 
that Senior Leadership Mary- 
land is for everyone who wants 
to be an active contributor to 
the state. Lynn Bopp, executive 
director of the Governor's 
Office on Service and Volun- 
teerism, who spoke during a 
recent instructional session, 
seemed to sum it best. 

"If you want to make change, 
you have to be willing to get 



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Chaplains have been on the 
university campus almost since 
its inception. One of the earli- 
est groups to establish a pres- 
ence is the Episcopal/ Anglican 
denomination. According to 
interim chaplain Velma Brock, 
the denomination has one of 
the oldest relationships with 
the university. 

"Our connection goes back 
to 1890.The diocese of Wash- 
ington, D.C. felt we needed to 
have a presence," she says. 

As students arrived from 
around the world, the face of 
the university's chaplaincy 
changed. Students, staff and fac- 
ulty may now choose to con- 
sult a Muslim imam, two Jew- 

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ish rabbis, a Catholic priest, or 
Hindu, Mormon and Christian 
Scientist chaplains. 

To establish a chaplaincy, stu- 
dents need to prove to the vice 
president for student affairs 
that there is an active con- 
stituency. Ministers then must 
be appointed by their respec- 
tive faiths. Chaplains serve as 
spiritual advisors and program 
coordinators, though their 
activities are not financially 
supported by the university. 

Here are brief profiles of and 
thoughts from some of die 

Velma Brock — 

Rev. Brock arrived on campus 
a litde more than a year ago 
after "coming late into clergy," 
she says. And coming from an 
unlikely background, Brock 
once was a funeral director and 
an adjunct instructor for mortu- 
ary science. She holds a mas- 
ter's in information science and 
went on to earn a master's of 
divinity from Washington D.C.'s 
Wesley Theological Seminary. 

"I focused on urban ministry 
with a secondary interest in 
clinical pastoral education," says 

She demonstrates an appreci- 
ation for the historical impor- 
tance of the church, as well as 
the value of its presence on a 
college campus. Many Protes- 
tant churches were responsi- 
ble for founding colleges, uni- 
versities and hospitals, Brock 

"Students don't know that 

history. Many of trie social 
movements were started by 
churches, and then it catches 
on in the secular world." 

Scott Brown — Hillel Jewish 
Student Center 

In his fifth year as the execu- 
tive director of the "foundation 
for Jewish campus life at Mary- 
land,"' Scott Brown isn't a rabbi. 
However, he knows the impor- 
tance of the Hillel Jewish Stu- 
dent Center to those it serves. 

He, and part-time chaplain 
Rabbi Elli Schorr, work to cre- 
ate "spiritual, cultural, educa- 
tional and recreational opportu- 
nities" for one of die largest 
faith populations on campus. 

Brown holds a master's in 
management and brings eight 
years of building Jewish com- 
munity centers to the universi- 
ty. Hillel shares its work with a 
second rabbi, Rabbi Eli Back- 
man, who represents die 

"We are different, but we 
have a nice and special work- 
ing relationship," says Brown. 

Kim Capps — United 

Credited by her colleagues as 
having a strong leadership pro- 
gram, Capps just celebrated her 
10th year here. Capps directs 
service projects to far-flung 
areas such as Zimbabwe and 
community work in Washing- 
ton, DC. She and Lutheran min- 
ister Beth Platz also act as the 
university police chaplains. 

"I feel called to be a part of 
the larger community," she says. 
"The last month has opened 
doors that I hope won't close. 
It was a magnified example of 
ways we seek to help the 
[whole] university." 

Capps, who spent her first 
three years on campus as an 
adjunct chaplain, focuses her 
ministry on engaging students. 
She also wants to make it clear 
that she means all students. v 

"I don't care if you're United 
Methodist or not. We're here to 

AH Darwish — Muslim 

A bachelor's and master's alum- 
nus of the university, Darwish 
went on to MIT to work on a 

doctorate in electrical engineer- 

ing. He holds weekly sermons 
at three mosques in Washing- 
ton, D.C. and has been on the 
campus, in various capacities, 
since 1 998. He's been the Mus- 
lim chaplain for two years. 

Like his colleagues, he sees 
his role on campus as student- 
focused."To inspire students, 
educate campus community 
and look after students needs," 
he says. 

In light of recent events, he 
organized safety classes and 
clarified "the situation and what 
lies ahead through lectures and 

Beth Platz — Lutheran 

The first woman to be 
ordained in the Lutheran 
church in the country, Platz 
knows about finding a comfort- 
able place for oneself. She lias 
been with die university for 36 
years. Her easy manner and 
obvious comfort in her position 
are contagious. Platz focuses on 
developing the whole student, 
encouraging their spiritual and 
academic growth. 

"I'm here to not only provide 
pastoral care for Lutherans, but 
to affirm academic enterprise, 
to be a voice in that enterprise." 

She is known for her net- 
work building skills, as well. If 
something needs to be done, 
Platz will find die people to do 
it, such as getting an intergener- 
ational care center built, or 
finding resources for a larger 
police facility, for example. She 
feels her clerical collared pres- 
ence at some tables may make 
colleagues nervous, though. 

"Higher education has ambi- 
valent feelings about religious 
life," she says. "They wresde 
with the fact that it is a signifi- 
cant element in people's lives." 

Holly Ulmer — United Cam- 
pus Ministry (representing 
the Piesbyterian Church, Disci- 
ples of Christ and the United 
Church of Christ) 

It was a rainbow that pulled 
Ulmer into the ministry. While 
studying English and music at 
Bucknell University in Pennsyl- 
vania, Ulmer had a "real positive 
experience" , with the chaplain- 
cy. She also found that peers 
sought her out to talk with and 
"I wasn't sure if it was a gift God 
gave me or just being a friend." 

The answer came while rid- 
ing a double-decker bus in Eng- 
land during a study abroad trip. 
"I looked up and saw a rain- 
bow, then I knew," she says. 

Ulmer headed to Princeton 
Theological Seminary in New 
Jersey to concentrate on preach- 
ing."! was ordained to this post 
right out of seminary," she says. 
"I was only going to be here for 
a while." It has been 1 1 years. 

She shares her peers' desire 
for chaplains to be seen as more 
than removed spiritual advisors. 

"We're not shallow or lacking 
intellectual depth...," she says. 
"Sometimes people think the 
church is obsolete, but we're 
not afraid to get in the midst of 

"Look, there's no bus service to zones.. . In Vietnam, 
you got your reporter's credentials, and when you got 
diem you could move on military transport, and if you vio- 
lated the agreements — which were not reporting plans or 
troop movements — then your credentials would be 
suspended. The rules were simple and, I might add, they 
worked well." — Eugene Roberts, professor of journalism, 
comments on the lack of front line coverage by the 
media in the Afghanistan theater of war To bint, things 
have not changed all that much. Baltimore Sun, Oct, 1 7 

To outside experts, the U.S. effort is overdue. "What we're 
doing in Afghanistan, certainly, targeting specific groups, is 
our right. But in terms of winning die heartland-minds 
battle, it has to be a war of ideas." Shibley Telbamt, 
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development thinks 
the battle for tlse hearts and minds of the Middle East is 
critical to victory. He feels Muslin moderates must be 
given political ammunition in their battle witb the 
extremists. San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 16 

But all those publications depend on significant backing 
from universities and foundations. "You just don't do them 
to make money. . . You do them because you think they're 
important." — Thomas KunkeL dean of the College of 
journalism, remarks on the demise of Brill's Content, a 
magazine targeted at improving journalistic ethics and 
informing the public about the business. Kunkel knows 
of what be speaks: the College oj Journalism publishes 
the prestigious American Journalism Review. Baltimore 
Sun, Oct. 16 

Officials at the University of Maryland, College Park say 
family weekend turned into a healing experience for many 
on their campus this year. It was held last weekend, less 
than two weeks after a tornado hit the school, killing two 
sisters, both of whom were students. Families were finally 
able to comfort their grieving children"The timing was 
good. I was glad for us," says Iinda Clement, the university's 
vice president for student affairs, who estimates atten- 
dance was up 20 percent this year. Clement's remarks 
appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Oct. 14 

'One of the immediate reactions is that we have a lot of 
smart people here, maybe we can figure something out," 
said Susan Schwab, dean for the School of Public Affairs. 
Of course, we always discover that there is no easy answer. 
But it has been very helpful to have people share their wis- 
dom in an intellectual community, grappling with things 
collectively that we're trying to deal with Individually." 
Schwab's comments about the revival of "teacb-im" fol- 
lowing terrorist attacks appeared in the Baltimore Sun, 

At the time, a "teach-in" at College Park seemed appropri- 
ate. "Why did we call them teach-ins?" asked Andrea ! 
associate vice president of academic affairs." We were ] 
of the "60s." For Levy, whose own sense of public education 
was partly influenced by teach-ins she attended as an 
undergraduate at UCLA during the Vietnam era, a teach-in 
was an interactive form that made history and politics less 
abstract. "They challenged me — not always publicly, bu 
privately*— to come to some conclusions about what ' 
important and why." Baltimore Sun, Oct. 13 

i, it appears that U.S. weapons transfers are 
1 as party favors, to reward countries that do 
ing," says Natalie Goldring, executive director of the 
Program on General Disarmament at the University of 
Maryland. She describes as "unfortunate" the U,S. decision 
last week to sell $1.1 billion worth of sophisticated 
weapons to the sultanate. "Given that our pilots are likely 
to face U.S. weapons tliat we transferred to the region In 
previous years, you'd think we'd be more careful. We are 
already facing the possibility that the Taliban will use our 
own weapons against us, and we think the answer is: trans- 
fer more weapons to this region, with less oversight?" 
Goldtittg's criticism of foreign policy appeared in the 
Inter Press Service. Oct. 12. 

OCTOBER 23, 2001 

Physics is Phun 

The Department of Physics 
proudly presents the 2001-02 
public lecture-demonstration 
program series Physics is Phun. 
In its 20th year, the program is 
hosted by Richard Berg and the 
staff of the Physics Lecture- 
Demonstration Facility, and 
assisted by numerous invalu- 
able volunteers. This free pub- 
lic program, which presents 
physics at the high school level 
through the use of demonstra- 
tions, aims to educate, inform 
and entertain. Interactive 
experiments are available, with 
volunteer supervision, thirty 
minutes before each program. 

The subject of exploration 
this month is "Illusions "featur- 
ing illusions and magic tricks 
involving physics. 

The program will be held 
three days in a row; Thursday, 
Oct. 25, Friday, Oct. 26 and Sat- 
urday, Oct. 27. Doors open by 7 
p.m. and the program takes 
place from 7:30-8:45 p.m. in 
the Physics Department Lec- 
ture Halls, 1410-1412 Physics 
Building. To volunteer, call 
Bernie at (301) 405-5949 a 
week before the program. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-5994, or visit www.physics. lecdem/ phph.htm. 

Fulbright International 
Administrators Deadline 

Applications for the Interna- 
tiona] Administrator Seminars, 
the German Studies Seminar 
and the Scholar-in-Residence 
are all due on Nov. 1 . The Ful- 
bright International Administra- 
tors Program includes grants in 
Germany, Korea and Japan. 
International education profes- 
sionals and senior university 
administrators with significant 
responsibility for international 
programs and activities are 
encouraged to apply The Ger- 
man Studies Seminar explores 
themes of Germany's current 
society and government. The 
topic for 2002 is "International 
Migration and National Identities:' 

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Resi- 
dence Program brings faculty 
and professionals from abroad 
to lecture at U.S. colleges and 
universities for a semester or 
one academic year. 

For more information con- 
tact Vanessa Schulz at (301) 
405-0456 or vs68@umail.umd. 
edu, or visit 

Book Signing at National 

The National Archives at Col- 
lege Park will host another in 
its series of author lecture and 
book signings on Tuesday, Nov. 
1 3- Noted Lincoln authority 
Edward Steers will discuss his 
book "Blood on die Moon: The 
Assassination of Abraham Lin- 
coln." Steers introduces the 
cast of characters in this ill- 
fated drama and corrects the 
many misconceptions surroun- 
ding this defining moment in 
American history. 

The lecture will take place at 
noon in Lecture Room D at the 
National Archives at College 
Park, 8601 Adelphi Road. Call 
(202) 208-7345 for reservations 
and more information. 

9th Maryland Regional 
Commuter Conference 

"Oh, the Places You'll Go!: Serv- 
ing Commuter Students," will 
be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Tow- 

will speak on the domestic 
dimension; Joe Oppenheimer, 
Mark 1. Lichbach and Ernest J. 
Wilson will speak on the uni- 
versal dimension; Shukri Abed 
and Jillian Schwedler will speak 
on the Middle East dimension; 
Anne Pitch, Edw<: >*d Kaufman 
and John Davies will speak on 
the role of academics and values. 
The program is free, and will 
take place on Friday, Oct. 26 
from 12-3 p.m. in 1208 Tawes 
Fine Arts Building. For more in- 

Society. The conference will 
take place on Wednesday, Nov. 
14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 
Stamp Student Union. OMSE 
has extended the deadline to 
Oct. 26 for co-sponsorship and 
advertisements for the Tenth 
Anniversary Program booklet. 
The cost for a full page in the 
book is $300. Conference regis- 
tration is $85 per person. 

For more information, con- 
tact Jennifer Jackson at (301) 
405-5620 or jj4l@umail.umd. 


son University. This conference 
is a chance to learn more about 
how to advocate with and on 
behalf of commuter students. It 
will be of interest to faculty, 
staff and students, including 
student leaders. The confer- 
ence provides the opportunity 
to connect with other com- 
muter students and staff from 
Maryland, DC, Delaware.Vir- 
guiia, Pennsylvania, New York 
and New Jersey. The theme 
explores the many options 
open to commuter students 
when diey are part of a campus 
community that values and 
engages commuter students. 

Registration is $40 for faculty 
or staff, $20 for students. Dis- 
counts are available for groups. 
Deadline for registration is Oct, 
30. For more information or to 
register, contact Julie Owen at 
(301) 405-0986 or jowen@acc- 

Post-Sept. 11 Teach-in 

The Center for Conflict Man- 
agement and International 
Development(CIDCM), the 
Center for American Politics 
and Citizenship(CAPC), and the 
Department of Government 
and Politics at the University of 
Maryland invite the campus to 
join us for an Interactive Teach- 
in on "September 1 1: The Glob- 
al Struggle Against Terror: An 
AnalysLs of Current Strategies 
and Future Implications." Partic- 
ipating faculty will speak 10 
minutes each to be followed by 
brief questions. Paul Herrnson, 
Eric Uslaner and Mark Graber 

formation, contact John Davies 
at (301) 314-7709 or Edy Kauf- 
man at (301) 314-5907. 

CAWG Forum 

As a public institution, the Uni- 
versity of Maryland is required 
to report its progress on differ- 
ent sets of quality indicators to 
the Maryland Higher Education 
Commission (MHEC), the Mary- 
land Department of Budget and 
Management (DBM). and the 
State General Assembly. On Fri- 
day, Nov. 2, Bill Spann, Associate 
Vice President for Institutional 
Research and Planning, will 
give a talk entitled "State 
Accountability:What UM is 
Responsible for Reporting," to 
explain the differences among 
these entities, what kinds of 
data are submitted to each, and 
discuss what the future might 
hold in this arena. 

The forum will be held from 
12-1 :30 p.m. in the Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. Light 
lunch is provided for those who 
RSVP by Oct. 25. For more infor- 
mation, contact Eowyn Susan 
Rehwinkle at (301) 405-3867 

Conference Sponsorship 

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Stu- 
dent Education (OMSE) invites 
the campus to support its 1 0th 
annual conference, SUCCESS 
2000 (formerly RETENTION 
2000') — Serious Issues for Seri- 
ous Times: Educating a Diverse 

edii. Or visit www.iriform.umd, 
ed u/Camp uslnf o/Departmen ts/ 


International Conference 
on Violence and the 
French Revolution 

The Center for Historical Stud- 
ies announces an international 
conference on Violence and the 
French Revolution, Oct. 26-27 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. The free 
conference, which is part of 
the Center's 2001-2002 pro- 
gram on political violence, will 
be held in the Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. 

Paper topics include war, 
government, repression, vio- 
lence by women, memories of 
violence, low-level insurgency 
and revolutionary tribunals. 
Scholars presenting papers are 
Philippe Bourdin (Universite dc 
Blaise-Pascal), Howard Brown 
(SUNY, Binghamton), Halm 
Burstin (Universita di Milano 
Bicocca), Dominique Godineau 
(Universite de Haute-Bretagne, 
Rennes II), Patrice Gueniffey 
(Centre Raymond Aron, EHESS), 
Carla Hesse (University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley), Ted Margadant 
(University of California, Davis). 
Jean-Clement Martin (Paris I- 
Sorbonne)and Timodiy Tackett 
(University of California. Irvine). 
Rapporteurs are Colin Jones 
(University of Warwick) and 
Michel Vovelle (Paris 1-Sorbonne). 

A schedule of sessions, direc- 
tions for obtaining the papers 
and other information may be 
found at www.inform.umd.