UP lift UdJe.Wl Outlook Water Conservation Plan a Priority Pag© 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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- firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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- email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. '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 ■ email@example.com www, eotlegcpubiishcr.com/oudoQk ^\**ia^ O, 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. ^g Ife j## Br / ■•"•i* ■1 ^£v * } ■ PHOTO BV CYNTHIA MITCHEL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. ■ bi ■ 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. \ferbatim 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. MM 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. For more ways to get involved, visit the Community Service Programs' Web site at www. umd . edu/c sp .