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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Vol um e 16 • Number 1 1 • November 13, 2001 



Focusing on Quality Teaching and Learning 




PNQTO BY CVNTH1A MITCHEL 

Center for Teaching Excellence Director Jim Green berg (r) with three of this year's eight LMiy-CTE Fellows 
II -r): Bruce Jarvts of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Diane Harvey of the University 
Libraries and Carol Bur bank of the Department Of Theatre. 



Crossing disciplinary lines and meld- 
ing levels of experience, a new class 
of Lilly-Center for Teaching Excel- 
lence (CTE) fellows will spend one 
year defining issues and topics of mutual con- 
cern. The goal is to increase the quality and 
value of teaching and learning on campus. 
Each of the eight selected for this year's 
class receives a $3,000 award for research. 

The program, run by CTE Director Jim Green- 
berg and CTE Associate Director Sue Gdovin, 
just celebrated its 10th anniversary. A summa- 
ry of each fellow's major interests follows. 



Ana Patricia Rodriguez, with the Depart- 
ment of Spanish and Portuguese, teaches class- 
es on U.S. Latina/o and Latin and Central Amer- 
ican literatures. Her research focuses on the 
cultural production of Central Americans in 
the U.S. She is currently working on a study 
entitled "Transnational Identities: Deportee 
Cultures in El Salvador,"and a new book tenta- 
tively titled "Same Story, Different Endings: 
Central American Cultural Production in the 
United States" both of which draw from criti- 

See ULLY-CTE FELLOWS, page 4 



Academic Integrity Hearings 
Lack Faculty Voices 



A little more than a year 
ago, when Jim Peters came to 
the University of Maryland as 
an associate professor of 
accounting, he looked around 
for a way he could get 
involved on campus. He decid- 
ed to volunteer with the Stu- 
dent Honor Council. 

"I feel as a faculty member, 
I have an obligation to help 
build the campus community," 
Peters said. 

Peters is one of a small pool 
of faculty members who have 
been volunteering this semes- 
ter to serve at Student Honor 
Council hearings, deciding the 
academic fate of the many stu- 
dents whose cases are 
brought before the board. 
Andrea Goodwin, assistant 
director for student discipline, 
academic integrity and adviser 
to the honor council said their 
number of volunteering facul- 
ty is only about 25 and she 
would like to see it get up to 
50 or 60 to spread out the 
work-load. The council gets 



about 240 cases a year and 
approximately 75 of them go 
to hearings. 

The council is looking for 
faculty volunteers to serve on 
board hearings to adjudicate 
cases on academic dishonesty. 
Boards should be made up of 
three students, two faculty 
members and one presiding 
officer, who is a student. With 
the current shortage, some- 
times students have to present 
their case to a board without 
two faculty representatives. 
When there aren't enough fac- 
ulty to volunteer, the council 
has to ask the students to sign 
a waiver saying that they 
won't appeal on the basis that 
their case is not being heard 
by a full board. 

"We want students to have 
the opportunity to be heard 
by their peers, but by the fac- 
ulty as well," Goodwin said. 

Cases are heard Monday 
through Thursday, starting 

See HONOR, page S 



Campus 
Experts Come 
in All Fields 

A few faculty and staff 
members have areas of 
expertise not related to 
their day-today duties, and they 
may surprise fellow employees. 

Frequently, hobbies grow out 
of life-long interests, as is the 
case with Deidre Heyser, a lab 
technician in the College of Life 
Sciences Heyser has been inter- 
ested in sewing most of her life 
and has admitted she will try 
"basically any sewing project," 
She is also of Scottish heritage 
and dances the Highland fling, 
the national dance of Scodand. 

Out of this came her interest 
in making kilts. When she looked 
into buying a kilt, which can 
cost hundreds of dollars, Heyser 
decided it was more economi- 
cal to sew a kilt than buy one. 

In general however, she sug- 
gests someone "just smile and 
write the check" because it is a 
lot of hard, time-consuming 
work. To make one kilt, it takes 

See EXPERTS, page 6 



University Bestows Top 
Honors on Faculty Members 



Five faculty members 
recently received recog- 
nition as Distinguished 
University Professors. It is the 
highest honor the university 
bestows, conferred in recogni- 
tion of extraordinary achieve- 
ment.The award also recog- 
nizes the recipients' 
abilities as a teacher, 
scholar and public ser- 
vant. All are widely 
published and interna- 
tionally known in their 
fields. Most have been 
on the campus for 
some time, in a variety 
of capacities. 

Three of this semes- 
ter's honorees come 
from the sciences, a 
fourth from govern- 
ment and politics and a 
fifth from English. Each 
will receive a mone- 
tary award and will be 
expected to present 
lectures during the 
coming year. 

Here are brief sum- 
maries of this year's 
Distinguished University Pro- 
fessors' backgrounds and nom- 
inating packages: 

Ben Barber, who holds a 
joint professorship with the 
Department of Government 
and Politics (BSOS) and the 
School of Public Affairs, is 
devoted to the importance 
and significance of democra- 
cy. As a political theorist, he 
has published well-received 
and oft-referenced books such 



as "The Death of Communal 
Liberty and "Jihad versus 
McWorld." He took over the 
journal "Political Theory" and 
peers say he "rescued it from 
drift.'' 

Barber is also the first Ger- 
shon and Carol Kekst Profes- 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 

Eugenia Kalnay, chair, Department of 
Meteorology 



sor of Civil Society and the 
University System of Maryland 
Wilson H. Elkins Professor, the 
first time in the professor- 
ship's 23-year history that a 
College Park campus faculty 
member received the award. 

Eugenia Kalnay, chair of 

the Department of Meteorolo- 
gy, works with what meteorol- 
ogists call a complex chaotic 

See DISTINGUISHED, page 6 



English Institute Students 
Learn on Several Levels 



Every day, more than 200 
students converge on the 
Holzapfel Building adjacent to 
the McKeldin Mall to improve 
their English language skills. 
These non-native speakers 
participate in the full-time and 
short-term training programs 
offered at the Maryland Eng- 
lish Institute (MET). The insti- 
tute is committed to strength- 
ening the ability of non-native 
English speakers so that they 
can take part in rigorous pro- 
fessional and academic envi- 
ronments. 

Students in the institute's 
full-Lime intensive program, 
which is semester-long and 
lasts 15 weeks, study English 
at many different proficiency 
levels. Lynn Poirer, the assis- 
tant director of the institute 
says that the experience of an 



intensive English program is 
much different than what stu- 
dents experience in a tradi- 
tional academic program. 

"Students in our intensive 
program arc taking 22 hours 
of English class per week. 
Their goal is to learn as fast as 
possible in order to go from 
whatever level they are at to 
being able to participate in 
university-level classes," Poirer 
says. Students entering the 
program are tested for profi- 
ciency and accordingly placed 
in classes. Once placed in the 
beginning, intermediate, or 
advanced level, they take 
courses in reading, grammar, 
listening and note taking and 
oral communication.Their 
schedule is generally more in- 

S.v M F.I, page 6 



NOVEMBER 13, 2001 



dateline 
rnaryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: NOVEMBER 13-20 



november 13 

10 a.m., Andre Watts Piano 
Masterclass Gilde nhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Watts is a 
world-famous concert pianist 
and artist-in-residence at the 
School of Music. For more 
information, call 5-ARTS or 
visit www. daricesmithcen- 
ter.umd.edu, 

12 p.m., Author Lecture 
and Book Signing with 
Edward Steers Lecture Room 
D, National Archives at College 
Park, 8601 Adelphi Road. Noted 
Lincoln authority Steers will 
discuss his book "Blood on the 
Moon: The Assassination of 
Abraham Lincoln." Reservations 
are recommended; call (202) 
208-7345. 

12:30-1:45 p.m., EVENT 
CANCELED — Leadership in 
a Time of Crisis: Some Afri- 
can-American Perspectives 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: 
Is There A Parallel Universe? 

1412 Physics. Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher Lecture with 
Professor Rabindra Mohapatra. 
A reception will follow. For 
more information, call 5-5945. 

7-9 p.m.. Globalization and 
Caribbean Cinema 1 140 

Plant Sciences. The Caribbean 
Research Interest Group (CRIG) 
hosts a lecture with Keith Q. 
Warner entitled "Globalization 
and Caribbean Cinema.The 
lecture is made possible by a 
grant from the University of 
Maryland Consortium on Race, 
Gender and Ethnicity. For more 
information, contact Belinda D. 
Wallace at 5-2853 or 
bw76@umail ,umd . edu . 

7:30 p.m.. As Bees in 
Honey Drown Kogod Theater, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Performance of a play 
by Douglas Carter Beane. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS 
or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd .edu.* 



ED me s o AV 



november 14 

8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., SUCCESS 
2000 Conference Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Personnel 
Services: Gel Clout 1101U 



Safety Training 

The Department of 
Environmental Safe- 
ty is offering month- 
ly laboratory safety train- 
ing for all new laboratory 
personnel. The orientation 
is required for all new 
employees who work in 
laboratory settings and 
with hazardous materials. 
Training is offered from 
9:30-1 1 a.m. on Thursday, 
Nov. 15 in room 4103 
Chesapeake Building. To 
register, contact Jeanette 
Cartron at 5-2131 or 
jcartro n@accmail.umd.edu. 



Chesapeake.There is still room 
in the "Get Clout" training sem- 
inar offered by Personnel Ser- 
vices. "Get Clout! How to Get 
Things Done When You Are 
Not In Charge" is intended to 
explore the dynamics and 
skills needed to be successful 
in situations where you have 
responsibility, but not the 
authority. The cost for the ses- 
sion is $100. Register for this 
course on-line at www.person- 
nel.umd.edu or call 5-5651 for 
more information. For more 
information, contact Natalie 
Torres 5-5651 ortraindev® 
accmail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. personnel . u md . edu . * 

12-1:30 p.m.. Driving Cus- 
tomer Equity: Basing Strat- 
egy on Customer Lifetime 
Value 1202 Van Munching Fall. 
As part of the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business 's Leverag- 
ing Corporate Knowledge Sem- 
inar Series, Roland T. Rust, 
David Cruce Smith Chair in 
Marketing and Director, Center 
for e-Service, Robert H. Smith 
School of Business, will guide 
participants in a discussion of 
customer equity and the total 
lifetime value of a firm's cus- 
tomer base. Pizza will be 
served. For more information 
or to RSVR contact 5-4488 or 
sweil@rhsmith.umd.edu, or 
visit www.imc.com. 

12-1 p.m., Is Thin In: Explic- 
it and Implicit Attitudes 
Associated with Body 
Image and Disordered Eat- 
ing in African and Euro- 
pean American Collage 
Women 0114 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Building. 
Research and Development 
Presentation with Kenya 
Thompson-Leonardelli, Psycho- 
logical Intern, Counseling Cen- 



ter. All interested faculty, staff 
and graduate students are invit- 
ed. For more information, con- 
tact Vivian Boyd, Counseling 
Center director, at 4-7675. 

7 p.m., Riversdale House 
Museum Fall Lecture Rivers- 
dale House Museum. Ann Wass 
and Alexandra Roosa, of Rivers- 
dale House Museum and Laurel 
Museum respectively present." 
So Familiar and Pleasing a Rep- 
resentation: An Analysis of Cos- 
tume in Two Paintings by John 
Lewis Krimmel." Riversdale is 
located near the university at 
481 1 Riverdale Road. For more 
information, call (301) 864- 
0420;TTY (301) 699-2544, or 
visit www.pgparks.com, 

7:30 p.m.. As Bees in 
Honey Drown Kogod Theater, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Performance of a play 
by Douglas Carter Beane. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS 
or visit www.claricesmithcen- 
ter.umd.edu." 

7:30-9 p.m.. Images of 
African-Americans on 
Prime-Time Television 6107 

McKeldin Library. Sponsored 
by the University of Maryland 
Libraries and Nonprint Media 
Services. Call 5-9225. 









H U H S D A ¥ 



november 15 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
Course: Intermediate File- 
Maker Pro OIT WAM Lab 

3332 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Concepts covered will 
include: creating value lists and 
efficient layout; importing 
records and summarizing data; 
understanding different types 
of relationships (e.g., one to 
many, many to many) and so 
on. While the course is taught 
on Macintosh G3s, the con- 
cepts covered will convey 
seamlessly to the windows 
environment. To register, please 
visit our Web site at www.oit. 
umd.edu/sc. The fee is $120. 
For more information, contact 
OIT Shortcourse Training Coor- 
dinator at 5-0443 or oit-train- 
ing@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.oit.umd.edu/sc.* 

12-1 p.m.. Science Citation 
Index 1945-2001 2446 AV 
Williams. Details in For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

2-3:30 p.m., The Scholar- 
ship of Teaching and Learn- 
ing: How Faculty and Stu- 



dents Can Get Involved 

Maryland Room, Marie Mount. 
The Center for Teaching Excel- 
lence presents a Teaching and 
Learning Conversation work- 
shop where: three University 
of Maryland Carnegie Scholars 
will discuss their SOTL proj- 
ects; and participants can learn 
how to apply for a 2001-2002 
SOTL Award and talk to faculty 
and student members of the 
SOTL Advisory Committee. For 
information or to RSVP contact 
Inayet Saliin at 5-9980 or 
cte@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. umd , edu/cte . 

4 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: 
Chance and Evolution 

Room 1 1 16, Institute for Physi- 
cal Science and Technology 
(IPST).With Roberta Millstein, 
California State University, Hay- 
ward. Cosponsored by the 
Committee on the History and 
Philosophy of Science, the 
College of Arts and Humani- 
ties, and IPST. For more infor- 
mation, contact hp26@umail. 
umd.edu, 5-5691 or visit 
http ://carnap.umd.edu/chps/. 

8 p.m.. As Bees in Honey 
Drown Kogod Theater, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
See Nov. 13,7:30 p.m. 



november 16 

9 a.m. -5 p.m., Reading 
Renaissance Ethics Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union. A one- 
day Co nfcrerice sponsored by 
the Department of English and 
the Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies. For more infor- 
mation, contact Marshall Gross- 
man at 5-3836 or mg76@umail. 
umd.edu. 

3 p.m.. Physics Lecture 

1412 Physics. Daniel J. Heinzen 
of the University of Texas will 
be the speaker for the Physics 
Department Distinguished Lec- 
ture Series in Atomic, Molecu- 
lar and Optical Physics. For 
more information, contact 
Reka Shanmugavel at 5-5946 or 
reka@physics.umd.edu. 

8 p.m.. As Bees in Honey 
Drown Kogod Theater, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
See Nov. 13,7:30 p.m. 



november 17 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Keys to 
Empowering Youth (KEYsf 

Sponsored by the Women in 
Engineering Program. For more 
information, contact Mary 
Vechery at 5-03 1 5 or vech- 
eryl3@hotmail.com. 

10 a.m. -2 p.m., Pre-Thanks- 
giving Brunch Rossborough 
Inn, Details in For Your Inter- 
est, page 8. 

8 p.m., As Bees in Honey 
Drown Kogod Theater, Clarice 



Smith Performing Arts Center. 
See Nov.13, 7:30 p.m. 



november 19 

8 p.m.. School of Music 
Faculty Artist Recital (Pre- 
viously publicized as Nov. 28 
and 29.) Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. With Gerald Fisch- 
bach, violin and Rita Sloan, 
piano. Free. The artists will per- 
form Bach's Sonata No. 6 in G 
for Violin and Keyboard, Feld's 
Sonatina for Two Violins, and 
Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in A. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS. 



november 20 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Managing 
When There's Too Much to 
Do and Not Enough Staff 
to Do It! 1 101U Chesapeake. 
Training offered by Personnel 
Services. Learn how to chal- 
lenge old work processes and 
motivate staff who are working 
at capacity. The cost is $100. 
Contact Natalie Torres at 5-5651 
or traindev@accmail. umd.edu, 
or www.personnel.umd.edu.* 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: 
The Propagation Of Short, 
Intense Laser Pulses In Air 

1410 Physics. With Phillip 
Sprangle, Naval Research Labo- 
ratory. Call 5-5945. 



Outlook will not be pub- 
lished on Nov. 20 due 
to the Thanksgiving holi- 
i; davt;We wilt return Nov. 27. 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-wtxx 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 
outtook@accmail.umd.edu. 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). 



Outlook 



Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving [lie University of 
Maryland campus community, 

Brodie Remington ■ Vice 
President fnr University Relations 

Teresa Flannery • Executive 
Din.-c.tor of University 
Communications and Director of 
Marketing 

George Cathcart • Executive 
Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel • Art Director 

Laura Lee • Graduate Assistant 

Letters ro the editor, story sugges- 
tions and campus infonnation an? 
welcome. Please submit all material 
rwo weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Outttwk. 
21(11 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 
Fax- (301)314-9344 
E-inail ■ oudook@accmail.umd.edu 
www, eotlegcpubiishcr.com/oudoQk 



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OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Seven Dance Premieres for 
Maryland Dance Ensemble 



The Maryland Dance 
Ensemble makes Its 
fell debut in the 
Dance Theatre of the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
with a program of seven new 
works on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. 
Alcine Wiltz, chair of the 
Department of Dance, select- 
ed and directed the program, 
which features works by 
guest artists and faculty. 

Leading off the program 
will be a new work by Aviva 
Geismar, a guest artist com- 
missioned by the depart- 
ment. Geismar visited the 
center in August to begin 
working with seven students 
on the new piece,"Evidence 
First Hand," which is about 
the burdens we carry with 
us in life. Fifteen briefcases 
accompany the dancers as 
partners symbolizing their 
own internal burdens, and 
exposing how overwhelming 
those burdens can be. Each 
performer struggles to man- 
age the momentum of their 
burdens. "This work illus- 
trates that everyone is so 
busy in their lives, and proud 
of how busy they are," said 
Geismar, An original score by 
Montreal composer 
Annabelle Chvostek accom- 




panies the work. 

Geismar believes the stu- 
dents really understood the 
meaning of the work as they 
continued to rehearse ife 

"I came here with a general 
idea of the piece and created 
it as I went along,*' she said. 

During the eight seven- 
hour days of rehearsal, Geis- 
mar could see the dancers 
interpreting the messages of 
the piece very clearly. She 
was pleased to see them tak- 
ing bigger risks in their per- 
formance as rehearsals con- 
tinued. 

Working and performing 



in the Dance Theatre was a 
treat for Geismar. 

"Usually I do not have the 
opportunity to create a piece 
in the space that 1 perform it 
in," she said. "The dance die- 
atre is large and has wonder- 
ful lighting." 

Additional works in the 
premiere program include 
pieces by Visiting Artist Lec- 
turer Maurice Fraga; Assis- 
tant Professor NejliY.Yatkin; 
Professors Anne warren and 
Meriam Rosen; and instruc- 
tor Alvin Mayes. Each work 
employs between five and 
nine dancers. 



Take 



TAKE FIVE GUESTS TELL STORIES 

Join storytellers Alice McGill and Jon Spelman as they 
explore diverse American traditions in storytelling. On 
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. McGill and 
Spelman will demonstrate and discuss the 
art of storytelling in the Laboratory 
Tlteatre of the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center as part of its "Take Five" on 
Tuesdays program. 
Alice McGill, national award 
winning author and storyteller, will 
present life stories from the African 
American culture. Her program tvill 
explore the blues tradition, and the 
joys of McGUVs own experience of 
living, from childhood to adulthood. 

Jon Spelman, a professional 
storyteller since 1980, is interna- 
tionally known for the humor, 
power and humanity of his story- 
telling. Spelman is an expert teller 
of many of the 400 tales of the 
Brothers Grimm, both well-knoum 
and little heard, as well as a vari- 
ety of tales from the American oral 
tradition, including a rich mine of 
stories from his own family and personal experience. 

All Take Five events are free. For more information, 
add your name to the Take Five mailing list or contact 
Laura Lauth at LL105@umail.umd.edu. 




TAKE FIVE events ate every other Tuesday. 
Performances are informal and free! 



Houstonian Shares his Passion with a Major Donation 



The Performing Arts Library's 
newest exhibit,"Mechanical 
Musical Marvels: Art & Indus- 
try in the Howe Collection 
of Musical Instrument Literature," en- 
compasses the engineering, manufac- 
turing and marketing of trie wide vari- 
ety of mechanical musical instruments 
that evolved in the 19th and 20th cen- 
turies. Represented are all types of 
pianos, including reproducing and 
player pianos; organs; cylinder-type 
and disc-type music boxes; orchestri- 
ons, nickelodeons and band organs; 
phonographs and jukeboxes. 

Richard Howe, who donated his col- 
lection to PAL, has long been recog- 



For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301.405.ARTS or visit www. 
clarice smithcenter. umd .edu . 

Clarice Smith 

PERFORMING ARTS 
Centerat Maryland 





Richard Howe (above); the 

new Performing Arts 

Library exhibit 

"Mechanical Musical 
Marvels" (right). 



nized as the foremost collector of print 
materials related to mechanical musical 
instruments. Howe's collection includes 
more than 50,000 items (more than two 
million pages of information) and many 
rare pieces. According to Howe, "you 
couldn't duplicate this collection if you 
tried." 

The retired president and chief oper- 
ating officer of the Pennzoil Company 
selected the PAL over six other institu- 
tions, including the Smithsonian and the 
Library of Congress, to receive his gift 
because he wanted his collection to be 



readily accessible in the secure environ- 
ment of a research library for present 
and future collectors and historians. 

Bruce Wilson, head of die Performing 
Arts Library, terms the collection "an 
incomparable resource" and says, "the 
six tons of items are the best collection 
of textual information of mechanical 
musical instruments in the world." 

The collection is under the care of 
PAL staff Bonnie Jo Dopp, curator of 
Special Collections in Performing Arts, 
and Donald Manildi, curator of the Inter- 
national Piano Archives at Maryland. 



Chamber 
Jazz Recital 

n Tuesday, 
Nov. 13 at 7:30 
p.m. Chris 
Vadala, director of 
jazz studies for the 
University of 
Maryland School of 
Music, presents a 
Chamber Jazz Recital. 
The program, featur- 
ing three student 
combos, wilt show- 
case original compo- 
sitions and arrange- 
ments by the student 
performers and 
coaches, plus tradi- 
tional jazz standards. 
The concert, which 
will take place in the 
Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, iafree and open 
to the public. Come 
enjoy an evening of 
Americas music. 



NOVEMBER f $ , 2001 



Lilly-CTE Fellows: Pursuing Excellence Across Departments, Disciplines 

Continued from page 1 



cal frameworks in cultural 
studies, borderland criticism, 
feminist theory and transna- 
tional migration studies. In 
teaching, she is interested in 
pursuing research in the areas 
of multiple intelligences, bilin- 
gualisms and biculturalisms, 
service learning and writing 
across the curriculum 

Carol Burban k. from the 
Department of Theatre, is an 
assistant professor of Perfor- 
mance Studies. She is a net- 
worked associate of the Mary- 
land Institute forTechnology 
in the Humanities, and affiliate 
faculty with American Studies 
and Women's Studies. Her 
scholarly work is concerned 
with the performances of gen- 
der and citizenship in theatre 
and everyday life. She teaches 
both graduate and undergradu- 
ate courses, and her pedagogi- 
cal interests include: 

• integrating technology 
into the large and small class- 
room in meaningful, active 
ways 

• developing courses that 
create ways of asking and 
answering questions that 
honor and extend our notions 
of community and diversity 

• improving mentoring and 
training of graduate TAs so that 
undergraduate education (at 
Maryland as well as our TAs 
placement institutions) can be 
more dynamic and effective. 

She will use her Lilly Fe Low- 
ship to survey teaching assis- 
tants and undergraduates and 
analyze ways to apply the best 
mentoring practices on both 
levels. In the light of recent 
events, which highlight the 
importance of community and 
flexibility in a university envi- 
ronment, this project seems 
particularly pressing. 

Joelle Presson, from the 
Department of Biological Sci- 
ences, wants to focus on teach- 
ing. Despite heavy administra- 
tive and advising duties, she 
continues to teach a lecture- 
laboratory course for non- 
majors each fall, and supervise 
the teaching labs for the same 
course each spring. Even after 
years of undergraduate teach- 
ing, she finds it both stimulat- 
ing and challenging. 

She developed an approach 
to teaching non-majors biolo- 
gy, which has landed her a con- 
tract to formalize her ideas in a 
published textbook. Her teach- 
ing philosophy in summary: "I 
am never complacent." 

Richard Walker, from the 
Office of the Dean for Under- 
graduate Studies, Department 
of Germanic Studies, special- 
izes in medieval literature, liter- 
ature and culture of early mod- 
ern Germany, narrative theory 
and satire and polemic. His 
current research and teaching 
focus is on literary expressions 




PHOTOS BY CVMTHIfl MITCHEL 

Cervter for Teaching Excellence Associate Director Sue Gdovin (I) with Lilly-CTE Fellows Michael Hewitt of the 
School of Music and Joelle Presson of the Department of Biological Sciences. 




Richard Walker of the Office of the 
Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 
Department of Germanic Studies 




Richard Cross, Department of English 

of religious discontent and 
social change during the peri- 
od from the late 15th through 
the end of the 16th century 
and on German/Germanic 
myth and folklore. 

Of special interest is the 
interrelatedness of literary his- 
tory and social history. His 
published works have ranged 
from a critical study of a 14th- 
century German narrative tale 
to an edition of 16th-century 




Ana Patricia Rodriguez stands in front of a Day of the Dead altar creat- 
ed by students in her Spanish 408B U.S. Latino Historical Fictions class. 



Catholic sermons on the Cor- 
pus Christi theme to a study 
of the 16th-century German 
polemical writings of the 
Franciscan priest Johannes 
Nas. 

Diane Harvey, with the 
University Libraries, is the 
first campus librarian to be 
awarded a Lilly-CTE Teaching 
Fellowship. As the Under- 
graduate Studies Librarian, 
she works to see that the 
needs of undergraduates are 
met. Through collaboration 
with teaching faculty, the 
libraries can assure that under- 
graduates develop information 
literacy and critical thinking 
skills, competencies that 
bridge the library and the 
classroom. The old models of 
library instruction no longer 
suffice, and she is interested in 
exploring new models that 
facilitate student learning. As a 
fellow, she would like to 



explore two areas: teaching in 
the context of living-learning 
programs and plagiarism pre- 
vention. 

Richard Cross, a member 
of the English Department, 
specializes in modern British 
and American poetry and fic- 
tion. He has published critical 
books on Flaubert and Joyce 
and on Malcolm Lowry. He is 
presently at work on another, 
pieces of which have appeared 
as articles on Saul Bellow, D.M. 
Thomas and Flannery O'Con- 
nor, Its theme is the sense 
many modern writers have of 
being caught up in a dialectic 
between two worlds, the one 
purely naturalistic, in which no 
reason inheres that can make 
anybody be kind or good or 
spend himself creating works 
of art, and the other realm dis- 
closed to us through persistent 
intuitions, in which all the 
virtues that the first world 



denies find their sanction. 

In bis teaching, Cross is 
especially concerned with 
helping students understand 
the philosophical matrices In 
which works of literature have 
been generated. The sort of 
scrutiny practiced in his class- 
es with regard to texts will, he 
hopes, carry over Into the stu- 
dents' extra-literary reflections 
and help them to attain greater 
clarity and consistency in their 
own world-views. His LiUy 
project is an inquiry into the 
quality of academic life of the 
campus's merit scholars. 

Bruce B. Jarvis, witii the 
Department of Chemistry and 
Biochemistry, is interested in 
how students can be helped to 
become more responsible for 
their own learning. He is con- 
vinced that, although there is 
always room for improvement 
in teaching, the main reason 
that many students do not per- 
form up to their (and instruc- 
tor's) expectations is their 
unrealistic view of what is 
expected of them. 

He will use his Lilly award to 
pay four mentors from his fall 
2000 CHEM 237 class to moni- 
tor a group of about 10 stu- 
dents each. They will advise 
them on strategies to do well 
in organic chemistry, and serve 
as their advocates in dealings 
with Jarvis, both on an aca- 
demic and a personal basis. 

Michael P. Hewitt, with 

the School of Music, is interest- 
ed in discerning the qualities 
of what good undergraduate 
teaching looks like. He 
believes it would be interest- 
ing to see if the guidelines for 
effective teaching set forth by 
the National Board for Profes- 
sional Teaching Standards and 
the Interstate New Teacher 
Assessment and Support Con- 
sortium would have an influ- 
ence on those teaching in 
higher education. Hewitt is 
compelled by the opportunity 
for discussion and exploration 
of these ideas with other facul- 
ty members from around the 
university. Furthermore, devel- 
oping ways of promoting stu- 
dent ownership in their learn- 
ing is interesting subject mat- 
ter as well. 

Another area of interest for 
Hewitt is the socialization and 
development of new faculty 
members within the communi- 
ty of teacher/scholars on cam- 
pus. How do individual depart- 
ments and colleges orient their 
new professors to teaching? 
Are they trained or mentored 
in any way? What is their back- 
ground in teaching? Are hiring 
decisions based in any way on 
teaching ability? If so T how? 
How much influence does 
teaching and evaluations of 
teaching (student, peer, super- 
visor) have on promotion and 
tenure decisions? 



OUTLOOK 



Taking Conservation Drip by Drip 



In dorms, offices and lab- 
oratories all over cam- 
pus, water is being used, 
and used, and used. It is 
now Scott Lupin's responsibili- 
ty to make sure that less of it 
goes to waste each year. 

Following a mandate from 
Governor Parris Glendening 
issued last spring, Lupin is 
coordinating an effort to 
reduce water usage on the 
campus by 7 percent by the 
year 2003, with an ultimate 
reduction goal of 10 percent 
by 2010. A daunting task, con- 
sidering that die university 
used about 560,000,000 gal- 
lons of water last year. Lupin is 
associate director for Environ- 
mental Safety. 

"It's going to be hard to do 
with a growing campus," says 
Lupin, rattling off all of the 
projects underway, such as the 
Comcast Center, new dormito- 
ries and additions to existing 
buildings. 

As part of the mandate, the 
university had to do a water 
audit and submit their findings 
by July l.A conservation plan, 
based on the audit's findings, 
was due Oct, I and an educa- 
tion program based on this 
plan is due Dec. 1. To help put 
the university's water conser- 
vation plan into place, Lupin 
pulled together a committee 
of staff and faculty members 
from several departments. 

"I told them/Identify the 
strategies that you're going to 
come up with that you can 
live with,' because they're 
going to have to implement 
them," says Lupin. "This is 
going to take everyone's help." 
David Shaughnessy, manager 
of Utility Assessments with 
Facilities Management, brings 
his familiarity with metering 
data to the committee. It is 
one of the key areas where 
conservation can begin. 



"All major buildings are 
metered at the water service 
entry," he says. "Systems that 
use water within the building 



on both ends arid omeri }2tli 
resources being taxed. 

He encourages members of 
the campus community to 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCKEL 

A sprinkler waters the lawn, and trie sidewalk, outside Mitchell Building. 



are not sub-metered." 

To make sure the university 
is being strategically vigilant, 
Shaughnessy said sub-metering 
would need to be done. 
Humans cannot possibly stay 
diligent enough to catch all 
faulty systems or misopera- 
tion. He and Lupin estimate 
that such systems would save 
10 million gallons per year. 

The largest user of water is 
the Central Steam Plant Sys- 
tem, which was already under- 
going an upgrade before the 
governor's mandate. It uses an 
estimated 105 million gallons 
of water a year, but is expected 
to show a reduction of 29 mil- 
lion per year when upgrades 
are finished. 

"Somebody may say, 'Why 
do we care?'," says Lupin. He 
talks about the region's unpre- 
dictable rainfall and tendency 
toward drought, growth in the 
area that strains treatment 
plants' abilities to treat water 



Water Fixture 
Trivia 

The campus: 

• has 3,894 toilets (and 
1,000 urinals) 

• has 4,500 sinks 

• uses approximately 25 
million gallons of water 
through Dining Services 

- uses approximately 1 
million gallons through 
the Central Steam Plant 



help with the conservation 
efforts by reporting leaky 
faucets, running toilets, or not 
letting the water rim while 
brushing their teeth, even tak- 
ing shorter showers. 

"They are small tilings that 
have no affect on your 
lifestyle, but that add up to 
greater things in conserva- 
tion," he says. 



Honor Council: 

Continued from page 1 



Faculty Voices Needed 



around 3:30 p.m. The hearing 
process usually takes a couple 
of hours. Jason Coon, a senior 
double major in accounting 
and English and chair of the 
student honor councU, said 
that now that mid-terms have 
passed, the board will proba- 
bly hear around a case a day. 

"That's a lot of work and a 
lot of effort," Goodwin said. 

There is no training 
involved for faculty who want 
to participate. They are asked 
to show up the day of the 
hearing and are briefed on the 
case and the board's standards 
beforehand. Each spring an 
annual luncheon is held to 
thank all those who helped 
with the cases over the past 
year. 

"Faculty members provide a 
valuable perspective to the 
board," said Coon, who has 
spent three years on the honor 
council. They see how the 
process works and see what 



happens if they were to ever 
refer a case^ They also get an 
opportunity to see what the 
students go through and see 
the situation from their point 
of view, Coon said. 

Goodwin said the faculty's 
academic background adds 
something extra to the hear- 
ings because they have knowl- 
edge of working in the class- 
room with students. 

Peters, who served on about 
12 boards over the summer, 
said he set a limit of no more 
than three a month for this 
semester because he doesn't 
have the time to do more. He 
said he doesn't know how to 
encourage faculty to take part 
in the process, but under- 
stands the magnitude of the 
problem. 

"Faculty get promoted and 
tenure based on research, not 
sitting on a faculty board," 
Peters said, adding that In gen- 
eral, human beings don't like 



to involve themselves in con- 
flict. "These boards have to 
make those hard decisions. It's 
a challenging thing." 

Goodwin said that the 
process is set up to be a bene- 
fit to everyone involved. 

"It causes faculty and stu- 
dents to really reflect on aca- 
demic integrity in a university 
community," she said, adding 
that the honor code was creat- 
ed to hold everyone, faculty 
and students, to high standards. 

To get an idea of what to 
expect, visit a link on the 
Office of Judicial Programs 
Web site: www.inform.umd. 
edu/CampusInfo/Departments/ 
JPO^POhome.html, and go to 
the academic integrity section 
of the page. For more informa- 
tion, contact Goodwin at (301) 
3148206. She is available to 
meet or speak with any inter- 
ested volunteers. She is willing 
to give presentations about 
academic integrity as well. 




Notable 



Art Department Professor Emer- 
itus David Driskell's new book 
"The Other Side of Color" has 
been awarded the NAACP Image 
Award, tt was also featured on 
the Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Athena Tat ha a sculptor with 
the art department, designed 
and completed Victory Plaza, a 
40,000-sq. ft. plaza with large 
fountains, for the American Air 
lines Center, Dallas, Texas, com- 
missioned by the City of Dallas 
Public Art Committee. 

In a recent report completed 
by the National Science Foun- 
dation's Division of Science 
Resources Studies titled "Acade- 
mic Research and Development 
Expenditures; Fiscal Year 1999," 
the Department of Physics 
ranked eighth, exceeding a num- 
ber of other well-known univer- 
sities, on a list of 50 colleges 
and universities for total and 
federally financed research and 
development expenditures in 
physics. Having received nearly 
$27 million, Maryland surpasses 
a number of schools including 
Michigan State, University of 
Illinois, Harvard and Yale. 

Physics Professor Roald 
Sagdeev received the 2001 
James Clark Maxwell Prize in 
Physics for outstanding contri- 
butions in the field of plasma 
physics. He was cited by the 
American Physical Society "for 
an unmatched set of contribu- 
tions lo modern plasma theory." 
Sagdeev's contributions include 
collisionless shocks, stochastic 
magnetic fields, ion temperature 
gradient instabilities, quasi-linear 
theory, neo-classical transport 
and weak turbulence theory. 

The prestigious Maxwell 
prize was established in 1975. 
The award was presented dur- 
ing the 45rd Annual Meeting of 
the Division of Plasma Physics 
in Long Beach, Ca., Oct. 29-Nov. 
2. The prize will consist of 
$5,000 and a certificate. 

The Robert H. Smith School 
of Business offers one of the 
nation's best techno-MBA pro- 
grams, according to survey 
results released today by COM- 
PUTERWORLD. The weekly 
newspaper published the 
results of its biennial survey in 
its Oct. 22 issue and on its Web 
site: www.computerworld.com. 

This year, COMPUTER- 
WORLD lists its top 25 pro- 
grams in alphabetical order, not 
in rank order as in past years. In 
1999, the Smith School earned 
the number three spot. The 
2001 survey is the newspaper's 
fourth techno-MBA survey 
designed to measure the quality 



of MBA degree programs with a 
strong emphasis on information 
technology and of the teclinolo- 
gy-sawy business leaders who 
graduate from the programs. 
Tile survey results are based on 
responses from companies and 
other organizations that recruit 
MBA graduates and responses 
from leaders of MBA programs 
nationwide. 

i 
ITforUM, the Information Tech- 
nology Newsletter for the uni- 
versity, recently received sec- 
ond place in the Electronic 
Computing Newsletter division 
from the Association for Com- 
puter Macliinery Special Inter- 
est Group for University and 
College Computing Services. 
The ITforUM can be found at 
www.oit.umd.edu/itfonim. 

Lawrence Moss, professor 
with the Department of Music, 
has been chosen as an Ameri- 
can Society of Composers, 
Authors & Publishers PLUS 
Standard Award winner. The 
cash award reflects the organi- 
zation's commitment to writers 
of "serious music" and considers 
the writer's original composi- 
tions and recent performances. 

IRIS received an $800,000 
award from the U.S. Agency for 
International Developemnt 
(USA1D) to create a series on 
the role of institutions in gov- 
ernment. USAID has asked IRIS 
to tell it how knowledge of the 
new institutional economics 
and social capital literatures 
could improve its programming 
of development resources in 
support of sustainable econom- 
ic growth with equity. IRIS will 
work with USAID to integrate 
them into its programmatic 
cycle and sponsored activities. 

Nick Roussopoulos, professor 
of computer science, has been 
elected a fellow of the Associa- 
tion of Computing Machines. It 
is a i rilniic to the outstanding 
research and service that he has 
performed in the area of data- 
bases. He was supported in the 
nomination by outstanding 
researchers in this field. It is 
exceptional that Roussopolous 
made it on his first attempt. 

Carol L. Rogers, lecturer at 
the university's Philip Merrill 
College of Journalism, has been 
reappointed editor of Science 
Communication, an interdisci- 
plinary social science journal 
published by Sage Publications, 
Inc. Rogers, who became editor 
of the journal in 1998, will con- 
tinue to serve as editor through 
the June 2004 issue of the quar- 
terly publication. 



NOVEMBER 13, 2001 



Distinguished Professors: Honored 

Continued from page 1 



system and what 
others call weath- 
er. She comes to 
the university 
from 

NOAA/National 
Centers fbr Envi- 
ronmental Predic- 
tion, where she 
spent 10 years as 
director of the 
Environmental 
Modeling Center. 
It is the nation's 
source of weather 
and climate pre- 
dictions. 

Kalnay's work 
at the university 
focuses on creat- 
ing better fore- 
casts. She will take 
her team's com- 
pleted work to 
the National 
Weather Service 
to collaborate on 
implementation 
of these improve- 
ments. Her next 
book, "Atmospher-. 
ic Modeling, Data 
Assimilation and 
Predictability," will 
be an advanced 
textbook on 
numerical weath- 
er prediction, 
which explains 
her ensemble 
forecast method. 












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William Phillips, Department of Physics 



Mark Turner, Department of English 




Katepalli Sreenivassn, director. Institute 
for Physical Sciences and Technology 
(IPST) 



Benjamin Barber, Department of 
Government and Politics (BSOS) and the 
School of Public Affairs 



William Phillips, with the 

Department of Physics and 
leader of the Atomic, Molecular 
and Optical Physics group at 
the university, has been an 
adjunct professor with Mary- 
land since 1992. However, he 
assumed a full-time position on 
campus last July, after leaving 
the National Institute of Stan- 
dards and Technology (NIST). 
Called "one of the greatest 
experimental physicists of our 
age" by his peers, Phillips also 
leads the NIST Laser Cooling 
and Trapping Group, He won a 
Nobel Prize, with rwo col- 
leagues, in 1997 for his work 
with this group. It is said 
Phillips' enthusiastic leadership 
and creativity make him a natu- 
ral mentor. 

Katepalli Sreenivasan, 

who will assume directorship 
of the Institute for Physical Sci- 
ence and Technology in January 



and faculty member in the 
Department of Physics, holds 
degrees in mechanical and 
aerospace engineering. Known 
as Sreeni by friends and col- 
leagues, Sreenivasan earns 
words of praise such as "imagi- 
native" and "extremely effective 
and productive" from his peers 
for his work in turbulence and 
energy dissipation. He is cited 
as a clear thinker and attentive 
to detail. 

Sreenivasan comes to the 
university from Yale.There, he 
was most recently acting chair 
of the Council of Engineering. 
He has also taught at the Uni- 
versities of Sydney and Newcas- 
de in Australia and Johns Hop- 
kins University in Baltimore. 

Mark Turner, from the 
Department of English, enjoys 
an international reputation 
based on his work in English, 
mathematics and cognitive sci- 



ence. He is a linguist and liter- 
ary theorist who is widely pub- 
lished and considered a central 
figure in the field of cognitive 
linguistics. His work on the 
original theory of conceptual 
integration and blending has 
influenced a wide variety of 
fields concerning language, 
recognition and cognition. He 
Is noted for his ability to take 
complicated concepts and 
make them interesting to the 
general public. 

last spring, he was named 
associate director of the Cen- 
ter for Advanced Study in the 
Behavioral Sciences at Stanford 
University. He will continue 
his responsibilities with Mary- 
land's doctoral program in 
neuroscience and cognitive 
sciences. 

Some of Turner's most recog- 
nized works include " Death is 
the Mother of Beauty" and "The 
Literary Mind." 



Intensive Learning 

Continued front page t 



tensive than a regular full-time 
program at the university. 

Choon Kyo Jung, a student 
from Korea, began the full- 
time program in September 
2001. He holds a master's 
degree in finance from the 
AJOU University in Seoul, and 
chose to come to the institute 
in part because his sister lives 
in Gaithersburg and he want- 
ed to be close to Washington, 
B.C. "I like the program. It is 
very well organized and the 
teachers are very good," he 
says. He is considering at- 
tending the University of 
Maryland to pursue a doctor- 
ate. The institute accepts stu- 
dents to its full-time program 
at any level of English profi- 
ciency who have at least fin- 
ished high school or Have 
attended college. 

The program is rigorous, yet 
room is made for extracurricu- 
lar activities such as weekly 
coffee hours and field trips. 
There are also special holiday 
activities such as the Hal- 
loween party and the Sports 
Spectacular, which allow the 
students to play typically 
American games such as foot- 
ball or baseball. Upcoming 
activities include the Holiday 
Extravaganza, which teaches 
the students about popular 
American holidays in the lat- 
ter half of the year. 

"The big goal of our pro- 
gram is, of course, to teach 
English, but another goal is to 
integrate the students into the 
university and outside com- 
munity," says Poirer. 

An important part of this 
effort is the speaking partners 
program, which began in 
1984.The program provides 
MEI students the opportunity 
to meet with native English 
speakers to practice, and the 
opportunity for both students 
and partners to learn about 
each other's culture.The 
speaking partners are faculty, 
staff and student volunteers 
who are asked to spend one 
hour a week meeting with the 
students. Russ Sermon, 
extracurricular activities coor- 
dinator and head of the pro- 
gram, says that "many times 
the students and partners end 
up doing much more than 
meeting for an hour a week." 

The institute is starting a 
new program and is currentiy 



looking for volunteers from 
the campus community. "The 
program involves an American 
family being willing to open 
up and include a student in 
the celebration of an Ameri- 
can holiday," says Sermon. 

The six-week summer pro- 
gram offers five hours of daily 
instruction and extracurricu- 
lar activities similar to those in 
the semester-long program. 
There is also a semi-intensive 
program open to people who 
have already been admitted to 
the university. The students 
meet for up to 10 hours a 
week in addition to their regu- 
lar academic schedule Some 
of them are fulfilling a univer- 
sity requirement to take one 
or more courses in English 
before they can begin their 
academic program. Courses 
include ones emphasizing 
general language skills for aca- 
demic studies, oral communi- 
cation and writing proficiency. 

The Maryland English Insti- 
tute began as a part-time pro- 
gram in 1980. It was for inter- 
national students widi provi- 
sional admission to the univer- 
sity whose English wasn't 
deemed proficient.The full- 
time program began in 1981 
with approximately 30 stu- 
dents. In January 1983, the 
institute launched a pilot 
international teaching assis- 
tant evaluation program.This 
program involved evaluating 
the oral communication skills 
of the teaching assistants from 
a number of departments in 
the university. In August of 
that year, the program became 
official and is now part of the 
institute's continuing work. An 
important international rela- 
tionship with the State Peda- 
gogical University in Samara, a 
language institute that pre- 
pares Russian students to 
teach English, French and 
other languages, began in 
1991. 

The institute started with 
approximately 30 students 
and now has 1 10 in the full- 
time program and 145 
enrolled in the semi-intensive 
program and taking courses 
for matriculated students. For 
more information on any of 
the institute's programs, visit 
www. inform.umd.edu/EdRes/ 
Colleges/ARHU/Depts/MEI. 

— Robert Gardner 



Experts: Sharing Unconventional Interests from Kilts to Sharks' Teeth 

Continued from page 1 



Heyser 24 solid hours of work, 
which is considered very fast. 
Most people take three times 
that amount of time to sew a 
kilt, she says. It takes a large 
amount of stitches, 80 percent 
of which she says are taken out 
because they are basting stitch- 
es. Such stitches are merely put 
in to hold material in place 
while final stitching is done. 
Although it may be difficult 



work, Heyser says it is also very 
satisfying. "A properly made kilt 
is a wonder to watch on the 
dance floor" Heyser says. 

Heyser is not alone in having 
developed an uncommon inter- 
est. For some people, a vacation 
is all that is needed to spark a 
new hobby. Bretton Kent, direc- 
tor for undergraduate studies 
for the Department of Entomol- 
ogy, was out looking for snail 



fossils one day with his son. 
When his son began asking 
questions, interesting to father 
also, they began looking at fos- 
sils of shark teeth. As a result, 
Kent developed a long-term 
interest in them. 

Kent now searches for fossils 
of shark teeth along the west 
side of the Chesapeake Bay in 
an area called Calvert Cliffs as 
well as in Lee Creek Mine, N. C. 



Here he has found evidence of 
the evolution of sharks. 

"The fossil teeth are very dif- 
ferent from those of living 
sharks," Kent said. 

It appears as if millions of 
years ago, the same species of 
sharks could be found in shal- 
low and deep water. Today, 
however, species found in shal- 
low water are different from 
those found in deep water. 



Today, there is also half the 
number of total species that 
once lived. 

A solution Kent offers for 
this discrepancy is a super 
predator, a giant great white. He 
has found evidence of teeth so 
large and strong they could 
break through the arm bone of 
a whale, a feat the sharks of 
today cannot accomplish. 

— Cynthia Owens 



OUTLOOK 



International Education Week Events 

The University of Maryland is taking part in the nation's second annual 
International Education Week, Nov. 12-16. Several events are being held on cam- 
pus in various departments.Throughout the week, the Office of International 
Programs and the International Communications and Negotiation Simulations Project 
(ICONS) is sponsoring a special online simulation exercise to help foster a virtual negotia- 
tion that will explore the question of next steps in the war on terrorism. Students unit work 
in teams from various nations for a campus-unde negotiation of this most pressing issue. 
Students who wish to participate in this dialogue should contact Project ICONS at 
icons@gvpt.umd.edu. The following is a schedule of the remaining events. 



Tuesday, Nov. 13 

2-3:15 p.m., 0105 St. Mary's 
Hall, Mexican Cinema by 
Ignacio Duran, cultural 
attache for the Embassy of 
Mexico and director of the 
Mexican Cultural Institute, 
For more information, con- 
tact Fabian Faccio at 
fB8@umail.umd.edu. 

4-6 p.m., Atrium, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. William J. 
Eaton will moderate a 
panel of international jour- 
nalists discussing the ten- 
sion between the require- 
ments of national security 
and the need for an open 
society during a time of 
war. Is government censor- 
ship ever justified? Can 
self-censorship do more 
harm to the public interest 
than any benefit it may pro- 
duce? Experienced 
reporters including Peter 
Arnett. former war corre- 
spondent for CNTN, provide 



answers. 

Wednesday, Nov. 14 

"Literature and the Foreign 
Language Classroom"— lec- 
ture by Carmen Tesser. For 
more information, contact 
Fabian Faccio at 
fi38@umafl.umd.edu. 

12-1:30 p.m., 0106 St. 
Mary's Hall. International 
Lunch at the Language 
House. For more informa- 
tion, contact Eileen Timo- 
thy at 
ct37@umail.umd.edu. 

Thursday, Nov. 15 

12:30-2:30 p.m. 1101 
Holzapfel Hall. Open House 
at the Maryland English 
Institute featuring its new 
Multimedia Center. 

5: 30 p.m., Language House 
Cafe. The Business, Culture 

and Languages Ff ogram 



presents "Do You Know 
How to Barnga?" Partici- 
pate in tills cross-cultural 
communication game that 
is a great opportunity to 
explore the dynamics of 
cross-cultural communica- 
tion issues in a hands-on 
activity. After the game, 
there will be a debriefing 
session where participants 
can discuss their experi- 
ence. For more informa- 
tion, contact Anna Helm at 
(301)405-8183 or 
ahelmkur@deans .umd.edu 

Friday, Nov. 16 

noon, Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. 
Bangladeshi Ambassador 
Ahmad Tariq Karim will 
give a lecture entitled, 
"Bangladesh Today and Its 
Regional Relations," It will 
be followed by a question- 
and-answer session. 



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Funds Raise Thousands to Aid In Recovery 



After the tragedies in 
September, the Uni- 
versity of Maryland 
organized like much of the 
country, coming together to 
help support and rebuild its 
community. 

Two funds were creating 
to help those in need: the 
September 1 1 Memorial 
Fund and the Tornado Vic- 
tims Fund. Both are man- 
aged by the University of 
Maryland College Park 
Foundation and have col- 
lected thousands to be dis- 
tributed to the university 
community. 

The Sept. 1 1 Fund, which 
was the idea of two stu- 
dents, David Amdur and 
Jodie Campbell, has 
$15,536.03. It is expected to 
grow to about $30,000 after 
an anonymous donation of 
$5,000 and $11,985 from 
the proceeds of a special 
production of "The Music 
Man" come in. 

A committee has been 
formed to make decisions on 
the allocations of the fund. 
Doug Nelson, executive 
director, development 
administrator and vice presi- 
dent of the University of 
Maryland College Park Foun- 
dation, serves on the com- 
mittee and said they are 



focusing on three groups: 
students who lost parents or 
guardians in the terrorist 
attacks and need money to 
get through the spring 
semester, students who need 
money to get through next 
fall semester and prospective 
students, high school juniors 
and seniors, who need assis- 
tance in coming to the uni- 
versity. Nelson said the com- 
mittee is in the process of 
identifying students who fit 
in the first group and has 
found approximately eight. 
Some have come forward, 
others have been identified 
through the financial aid 
office and residence halls. 
There will probably be an 
application process as well, 
Nelson said. 

The Sept. 11 Fund 
received $ 1 ,000 from the 
Catholic Student Center and 
several donations from stu- 
dents, faculty and staff. The 
two students who started 
the fund have also been 
very instrumental in 
fundraising. 

The Tornado Victims Fund 
totaled to $17, 644. Nelson 
said that about $10,000 to 
$ 1 2,000 has already been 
given out to 30 who applied 
for the funds. Most of the 
money was used to cover 



car damage, Nelson said. 
Also, some students who 
lived in the University Court- 
yard Apartments lost food 
due to the loss of power and 
were compensated. 

Monies from Maryland's 
Nov. 3 football game against 
Troy State, which was shown 
on Comcast as a pay-per- 
view program, will be added 
to the fund. Ambling Compa- 
nies, Inc., the company that 
owns the University Court- 
yard Apartments donated 
$10,000 and the SallieMae 
Community Fund gave 
$5,000. 

The Tornado Victims Fund 
will provide relief for mem- 
bers of die university com- 
munity who were affected 
by the September 24 torna- 
do. The fund is geared 
toward helping those suffer- 
ing the greatest harm and 
who are most in need. 
Applications are still being 
accepted for those who 
need money. 

Nelson said community 
organizations are still calling, 
telling him that they plan to 
donate money and he added 
that the process has been 
more than just campus-wide. 

"We're really grateful to all 
of the people who have con- 
tributed," he said. 








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aericans take their belief in the American religion for 
granted. Like Christianity in the Middle Ages, it suffuses every area 
of life, and other alternatives scarcely can be imagined. Indeed, the 
typical American might today say that the American value system 
is not a religion at all. Yet, for those outside this faith it is easier to 
see its basic religious content. Thus, many Islamic fundamentalists 
do see in "Americanism" a triumphant competitor religion that 
acts to undermine their own beliefs and culture. They are not 
wrong to think this way. From the time of the Puritans seeing 
themselves as a 'city on a hill' shining a beacon tor all mankind. . . * 
Robert Nelson, professor in the School of PubUc Affairs and author 
of the book, "Economics as Religion ."writes about a kind of reli- 
gion our society transports to the rest of the globe. Insight, Nov. 5. 

"Wherever there is a large refugee population, what tends to hap- 
pen is the social, political and economic fabric of the place is 
weakened and sometimes even destroyed," says Martin Heisler, a 
political scientist at the University of Maryland, who is writing a 
book on refugees. "If we are going to iiave more and more places 
that are not viable politically, socially and economically, it will cre- 
ate the kind of movements like theTaliban and the other extreme 
actors coming out of the refugee camps. , . " says Monty Marshall, 
of the Maryland Center for International Development and Con- 
flict Management. "A large number of refugees and a displaced 
population is a symptom of a much deeper problem. It takes a lot 
to drive people from their homes." Heisler and Campbell com- 
ment in an article entitled, "Reap the Whirlwind," a description of 
what the refugee camps have spawned. Baltimore Sun, Not: 4 

As an eight-year incumbent in a city with no mayoral term limits, 
Menino clearly ran with an advantage, said Kathryn Whitmire, who 
served five terms as mayor of Houston. Beating an incumbent is 
difficult, said Whitmire, now a senior fellow at die James MacGre- 
gor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. 
"But people do it all the time. I did it." Menino, Whitmire said, must 
have kept "his politics very well in order. . . What people want is 
for their local government to keep things in order. They want the 
support systems to be there for their daily lives: trash pickup, 
clean streets, jobs. I think it's a plus to be a glamorous figure. A 
high profile and a national image can offset some of the potholes 
that didn't get fixed. On the other hand, if you don't have the gla- 
mour and flair, people will still support you if you get the potholes 
fixed."Wlitimire comments on controversial Boston MayorThomas 
Menino, who calls himself Mayor Pothole. Boston Globe, Nov. 3- 

That entails understanding the enemy — a task at which Ameri- 
cans, protected by oceans, have historically been inept. "We don't 
accommodate well to cultural perspectives we don't share," noted 
John Steinbruner, an international specialist and a professor of 
public policy at die University of Maryland. . . .Thomas C. 
Schelling, an economist and expert on international gamesman- 
ship at the University of Maryland, recalls a common misperccp- 
tion. "We thought Vietnam was part of a global Cold War, and we 
t we were opposing" world Communism inspired from 
and managed by Beijing," he said. But America's adversary 
mrncd out to be a homegrown independence movement that 
wasn't about to quit. It was ultimately victorious, while the van- 
quished Americans came down with the so-called "Vietnam i 
drome," a timidity about engaging in war. Steinbruner and 
Schelling comment in a lenghty article about the U.S. at war. 
National Journal, Nov. 3- 

Linda Clement, vice president for student affairs at the University 
of Maryland at College Park, said a recent week typifies the "new 
normalcy" on her campus: some anthrax threats, a few building 
evacuations and, at the end of the week, a football game. like 
many colleges, Maryland lost telephone contact for many hours 
after the attacks. Clement suggested that colleges invest in alter- 
nate forms of communication, such as short-wave radios, and 
keep their Web sites current and thorough. Maryland's Web site, 
which receives 30,000 hits on an average day, got more tiian 
1 10,000 daily after September 11.. . .The day after the attacks, 
Maryland held a ceremony In which students placed flowers in a 
fountain to remember the dead of September 1 1 . They later 
buried the flowers in a mound of earth that will become a cam- 
pus "peace garden." "This, I think, is the defining moment for this 
generation of college students." Clement spoke at a hastily assem- 
bled panel in the wake of terror attacks at a College Board Forum 
in Denver. Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 9. 






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NOVEMBER 13, 2001 






Diversity Training 
Special Event 

Though the University of Mary- 
land workplace is officially sec- 
ular, subtle religious and quasi- 
religious messages can perme- 
ate the environment through- 
out the year. Generally, these 
messages come with Christian 
overtones. "It's Not just Secret 
Santa in December: Addressing 
Workplace Climate Issues 
linked to Christian Privilege" 
will focus on creating an inclu- 
sive work environment that 
supports and values the identi- 
ties of Christian and Non-Chris- 
tian employees, while address- 
ing subde forms of discrimina- 
tion that primarily affect Non- 
Christians. 

The workshop, which will 
take place Thursday, Nov. 29 
from 1-4 p.m. in 1 101U Chesa- 
peake, is open to anyone 
regardless of religious identifi- 
cation or lack thereof. The ses- 
sion will conform to the legal 
standards separating religion 
and state in accordance with 
university policy. Information 
from the Tannenbaum Center 
for Interreligious Understand- 
ing will be given to participants 
to inform the conversation. 

For more information, con- 
tact Mark BrimhaU Vargas at 
(301) 405-2840 or mb33 3® 
umail.umd.edu. 



Pre-Thanksgiving Brunch 
at the Rossborough Inn 

Join friends and bring the fami- 
ly to the pre-Thanksgiving 
Brunch at the Rossborough Inn 
Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 1 a.m.- 
2 p.m. The buffet menu 
includes an array of holiday 
foods and desserts, champagne, 
mimosas and Bloody Marys, 
served to a background of clas- 
sical music. Reservations are 
required. The cost is $23-99 for 
adults and $7.75 for children 12 
and under (plus tax and gratu- 
ity). Club members receive a 1 5 
percent discount. 

For more information, con- 
tact Pam Whitlow at 4-8012 or 
pwhitlow@dining. umd.edu. 



Scholarships for Adult 



Charlotte Ncwcombe Scholar- 
ship funds are available through 
the Returning Students Program 
of the Counseling Center. Under- 
graduate full- and part-time 
women who are 25 years of 
age and older with 60 or more 
credits are eligible to apply. For 
more information, contact Bev- 
erly Greenfeig or Barbara Gold- 
berg at (301) 314-7693. The 
application deadline is Nov. 19. 



Science Citation Index 
1945-2001 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries welcome the campus 
community to a demonstration 
and hands-on workshop of 
"Science Citation Index" on the 
Web. It is a multidisciplinary 



database covering the journal 
literature of the sciences from 
1945 to the present. SCI index- 
es more than 5,700 major jour- 
nals across 164 scientific disci- 
plines, covering approximately 
2, 100 more journals than its 
SCI print and CD-ROM counter- 
parts. ISl's "Journal Citation 
Report" will be demonstrated. 
There will also be a brief dis- 



The conference will take 
place Wednesday, Nov, 14 from 
8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Stamp Student 
Union. Registration fees are $85 
faculty/staff; $40 student Regis- 
tration; and $85 off-campus. For 
more information, contact 
DougWoodard at 5-5615 or 
dwoodard@deans.umd.edu, or 
visit www.inform.umd.edu/ 
omse/success. 



Mitchell Building) by Nov. 26. 
Title: Maximum of 1 2 words. 
Abstract: Maximum of 50 
words. Program Description: 
Include formal objectives, pres- 
entation format, a/v require- 
ments and intended audience. 
For more information, contact 
Andrea Goodwin at (301) 314- 
8206 or agoodwin@accmail. 
umd.edu. 




Administrative staff disguised as costumed characters attended the fourth annual A. James Clark School of 
Engineering's Staff Appreciation Event Tuesday, Oct. 30. Faculty members manned booths or tables representing 
each department, giving away candy, T-shirts and other freebies. The event included a cake walk, a costume 
contest, a palm reader, door prizes and an artist doing caricatures. LaShannna Young, with the Institute for 
Systems Research, won the costume contest with her Hippy Chick outfit. Two runners up were Cindy Gilbert of 
Fire Protection Engineering as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Annette Mateus of Materials and Nuclear 
Engineering as Cleopatra. Above, Inspector C louse a u (Dean Nariman Favardin) and Doctor Wacky (Assistant to 
the Dean Carol Prior) strike a pose. 



cussion on journal rankings and 
impact factors. 

The seminar will take place 
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12-1 
p.m. in 2446 AV Williams. The 
event is free, but registration is 
required atwww.bb.umd.edu/ 
iJES/seminar-f.html. For more 
information, contact User Edu- 
cation Services at (301) 405- 
9070 or ue6@umail.umd.edu, 
or visit www.lib.umd.edu/UES/ 
seminar.html. 




Scholarship 

A scholarship has been estab- 
lished for returning students In 
the memory of Gerald G. Port- 
ney to carry on his belief in the 
principle of "helping someone 
to help themselves." 

The application deadline is 
Nov, 19. For more information, 
contact Barbara Goldberg or 
Beverly Greenfeig at (301) 314- 
7693 or bglO@umail.umd.edu. 



SUCCESS 2000 

The Office of Multi-Ethnic 
Student Education (OMSE) will 
hold its 10th annual confer- 
ence, SUCCESS 2000 (formerly 
RENTENTION 2000) "Serious 
Issues for Serious Times: Edu- 
cating a Diverse Society." It is a 
forum for sharing ideas about 
successful programs that en- 
hance the retention and gradua- 
tion of multi-ethnic students, 
and examines the student role 
in defining retention strategies 
that meet their needs. 



Sexual Violence in the 
Fostemancipation South 

The Center for Historical Stud- 
ies announces the fourth semi- 
nar in its 2001-02 series on 
political violence. Hannah 
Rosen, assistant professor of 
American Culture and Women's 
Studies at the University of 
Michigan, will present a paper 
entitled "The Gender of Recon- 
struction: Night Riders,' Race, 
and Sexual Violence in the 
Postern ancipation South." 

The seminar will take place 
Monday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. in 
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall 
(Dean's Conference Room), 
with refreshments served at 
3:30. The discussion will be 
based on a p re-circulated paper 
available in the History Depart- 
ment office, 21 15 Key. For more 
information or to receive the 
paper by e-mail, contact Stephen 
Johnson at (301) 405-8739 or 
hi st ory center@um ail . umd . edu . 




Affairs Conference 

The 28th Annual Student Affairs 
Conference will examine how 
to create a stronger community 
and to better serve our students. 
Students today are expecting 
higher quality service and are 
demanding that we expand tra- 
ditional boundaries to create a 
seamless, integrated campus 
experience. 

Send program proposals to 
Andrea Goodwin (agoodwin® 
accmall.umd.edu or 2 1 1 8 



National Hunger 
Homelessness 
Awareness Week 



Tuesday, Nov. 13: Sleep-out 
on Mckeldin Mall 9 p.m. -8 
a.m., McKeldin Mall. Get a feel 
for what the homeless go 
through every night of winter. 
Wednesday, Nov. 14 and 15: 
Donate a Cell Phone Stamp 
Student Union, through Novem- 
ber. The Jewish Social Action 
Committee will collect used 
cell phones to donate to vic- 
tims of domestic violence for 
emergency use. Contact Lind- 
say Schwartz at lindsays@wam. 
umd.edu. 

Hunger Banquet 5-7p.m.,Tor- 
tuga Room, Stamp Union. Spon- 
sored by MaryPIRG andTzedek 
Hillel. Call (301) 422-6200. 
Thursday, Nov. 15 8 p.m., 
1 1 39, Union. "Homelessness is 
Slavery" with Jeremy Alderson. 
Friday, Nov. 16: Donations 
A Shutde-UM bus will park in 
front of the Union in an 
attempt to fill it with donations 
for the hungry and homeless. 
Food and clothing welcome. 
Saturday, Nov. 17: Fannie 
Mae Foundation Annual 
Help the Homeless Walk- 
athon in D.C. More informa- 
tion is available at www. help 
thehomelessdc.org. The SGA 
SERV Coalition will be bringing 
a group of students to this 
event. Contact Lindsay Brass at 
lbrass@wam.umd.edu. 
For more ways to get 
involved, visit the Community 
Service Programs' Web site at 
www. umd . edu/c sp .