\JH usuoci Outlook Professors Recognized for International Service Page 4 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume t6 * Number 13 * November 27, 200 i Mandela Brings Message of International Cooperation to Campus PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL Nelson Mandela is joined on the stage at Cole Field House by (i-rl Irwin Goldstein, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development; Sheila Sisuli, South African ambassador; Governor Parris Glendening and President Dan Mote. Also on stage were Jehan Sadat, senior fellow at the Center for Internationa) Development and Conflict Management and Ralph Bennet, School of Architecture professor and university marshal. Though his 83-year-old frame may be frail, Nelson Mandela's pres- ence and message conveyed the strength that has kept him fighting for freedom and equal- ity for most of his life. At his recent campus appearance, he received an extended standing ovation as he made his way onto the stage, leaning on Pres- ident Dan Mote for support. Mandela delivered this year's Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace, sponsored by the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, which is housed in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, a division of die Department of Government and Politics. ShibleyTelhami holds the chair. Jehan Sadat,Anwar Sadat's widow and the creator of the endowment that funds the chair, introduced Mandela by saying," we are in the presence See MANDELA, page 3 On a Mission of Peaceful Resistance Growing up in Kabul, Tahmeena Faryal saw too many young women of her generation beaten, literal- ly and figuratively, by the Taliban. She saw lives consumed by despair, many ending in suicide. She herself was flogged in the streets for common infractions: traveling without a male relative, talking to a male shopkeeper. Facing such devastating social conditions as exist for women in Afghanistan, it would be easy to give up. But the path Faryal has chosen is resistance, and in RAWA — the Revolutionary Asso- ciation of Women in Afghanistan — she serves alongside many others with a shared purpose. RAWA is an Afghan women's organization working in Afghanistan and Pakistan to empower women and peaceful- ly resist fundamentalist domina- tion. The 24-year-old social and political group has more than 2,000 women members in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They educate hundreds of women and children in underground schools. In Afghan refugee camps, they teach handicraft projects for women and distrib- ute free medicine. They also work to expose the crimes of the Taliban, surreptitiously docu- menting public executions and other atrocities. Faryal was educated in RAWA schools and began her work ■with the group at age 19- At 20, she left Afghanistan to work in refugee camps in Pakistan, often crossing the border back into her native country to organize demonstrations and distribute RAWA literature. She is now a member of RAWA's political committee and has become a spokesperson for the organiza- tion. The work is not without Faryal will speak on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Colony Bait- room, Stamp Student Union. Arrive early to ensure seating. No photography is allowed. great risk, as RAWA members face attack and assassination if discovered. Death threats come daily by phone and e-mail. But Faryal and her fellow RAWA members have decided the risks are preferable to the status quo. Faryal will bring RAWA's mes- sage to the university this week. She will speak about RAWA's activities over the past two and a half decades, the current war in Afghanistan and the Northern Alliance. The event is cosponsored by the Women's Studies Department, Amnesty International, the Peace Forum, Asian American Studies, the Women's Circle, the Women's Studies Graduate Student Organi- zation, the Ahmadi Muslim Student Association, the Graduate Lambda Coalition and the Associate Provost of Equity and Diversity, For more information about RAWA, visit www.rawa.org. For more information about the event, contact Robyn Epstein at (301) 405-6877 or email@example.com. History Author, Alumnus Adds Lectureship to Legacy When Nathan Miller was an undergraduate things were different at the University of Maryland. Many of the male students were World War II veterans, the school was much smaller and there none of those academ- ic perks for students like lec- turers, seminars or visiting professors. It was 1947. "We had none of that," Miller said. And though times have changed, Miller wants to give back to his alma mater, a place where he got his start, by offering students some- thing that he didn't have. Through a generous dona- and will bring a speaker to campus annually. "(The lectureship) gives us the resources to bring in extraordinary distinguished historians and public intel- lectuals who ordinarily, because of their fame and the amount of attention they demand, could be out of our reach "Gary Gerstle, director of the Center for Historical Study, said. "It's a lectureship of true distinction." The first holder of the lec- tureship is David Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize winning histo- rian from Stanford University whose most recent book dis- Jeanette and Nathan Miller tion from Miller and his wife, also an alum, the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture In History and Public Affairs has been established cusses the Great Depression and World War II. Miller said that Kennedy is the perfect See MILLER, page 3 Scholar Brings Work Home Tucked into a corner on the first floor of Anne Arun- del Hall, home of the Univer- sity Honors Program, is a one-bedroom apartment occupied by the program's current scholar in residence. However, its occupant is more likely found in a class- room or on a stage. Charles Manekin, the director of philosophy's undergraduate studies and a specialist in medieval Jewish philosophy, is serving his second term as the resident grownup.The 10-year-old residence program places a faculty member, rent free, within the honors communi- ty so that students can get to know an instructor outside the classroom. A Russian physicist was one of the first. James McGregor Burns was the scholar in residence for about four years. Kweli- smith, a performance artist and poet, was resident schol- ar twice. Lee HamUton, from sociology, spent time in the dorms and a poet graduate studentjennlfcr Stinsman, stayed a year and taught and led poetry workshops. "I did this about three or four years ago for about a year and a half," says Manekin. He enjoyed the experience so much that he returned, with a grand idea. Traditionally, University Honors Program scholars or artists in residence teach at least one honors seminar, organize late-night study ses- sions and discussions, or host mixers and other social events. Manekin wanted to do something that involved honors students from several departments and allowed participants to see connec- tions between disciplines. So, he is directing and play- ing a lead in a production of "Waiting for Godot.'The effort melds his love for the See GODOT, page 3 NOVEMBER 27, 2001 dateline maryland YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4 November 27 4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: The Quantum Hall Effect Meets Bose Condensation 1410 Physics. With James Eiscnstein, California Institute of Technology. For more infor- mation, call 5-5945- 5 p.m., Guarneri String Quartet Gildenhom Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. A public rehearsal by world-renowned ensemble, artists-in residence and faculty members at the School of Music. For the school's concert calendar, visit www.umd.edu/ music/calendar. For more infor- mation, call (301) 405-ARTS or visit www.claricesmithcenter. umd.edu. 8-10 p.m.. University of Maryland Brass Ensemble Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Magnif- icent works for brass by Gio- vanni Gabrieli and composers who influenced or were influ- enced by him. The 24-piece Brass Ensemble performs from the balconies of the grand Concert Hall. Call (301) 405- ARTS or e-mail seigenbr® deans, urad. edu, or visit www. claricesmithcenter. umd.edu. IDNESDAT november 28 12-1 p.m.. Research and Development Presentation: Alcohol Use and Alcohol- related Issues Among U.S. Ethnic Minorities 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building. With Charles Christ- ian, Department of Geography and Institute of Urban Studies. Contact Vivian Boyd, Counsel- ing Center director, at 4-7675. 6:30-10 p.m.. Sky warn Class See ForYour Interest, page 4. november 29 8:45 a„m.-12 p.m.. Interme- diate HTML 4404 Computer & Space Science. Learn to cre- ate a ficticious departmental Web page. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of HTML. The fee is $40. Contact the OITTraining Services Coordinator at 5-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc.* 1-4 p.m.. It's Not Just Secret Santa in December: Addressing Workplace Cli- mate Issues Linked to Christian Privilege 1101U Chesapeake Building. This pro- gram will focus on creating an inclusive work environment that supports and values the identities of Christian and non- Christian employees, while ad- dressing subtle forms of discri- mination that primarily affect non-Christians. Open to anyone regardless of religious identifi- cation or lack thereof. Contact Mark Brimhall Vargas at 5-2840 or email@example.com. 4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About Teaching: Shakespeare Conference room, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Stud- ies, 0135 Taliaferro. Discussion with Jackson Barry, Department of English.The Center Alliance for School Teachers (CAST) is an academic professional deve- lopment program for teachers of the humanities. Light re- freshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Nancy Traubitz at 5- 6830 or firstname.lastname@example.org. edu, or visit www.inform.umd.edu/ c rbs/programs/cast . 6-8 p.m.. Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan (RAWA) Event See "On a Mission of Peaceful Resistance," page 1. 7:30p.m., Maryland Gospel Choir Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Featuring premieres of new gospel works. Cal)(301) 405- ARTS or visit www.darice- smithcenter.umd.edu. november 30 12-1:30 p.m., Center for Teaching Excellence Work- shop Maryland Room, Marie Mount HalfWinrerterm Courses: Special Teaching & Learning Strategies & Opportu- nities." All University of Mary- land teachers and others inter- ested in ideas and issues relat- ed to teaching and learning are invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more informa- tion and to RSVP, visit www. umd.edu/cte or contact Mary Wesley at 5-9356 or cte@umail. umd.edu. 8-10 p.m., Sarah Roth en- berg, piano Joseph and Alma Gildenhom Recital Hall, Clar- Wbrid AIDS Week The student group AIDS Needs Greater Education, Lave and Support (ANGELS) is hosting events throughout the week to promote awareness: • Tuesday, Nov. 27: Free HIV Testing from Whitman- Walker Clinic, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.. Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union, • Wednesday, Nov. 28: AIDS Quilt on Display, 10 a,m.-5 p.m.. Prince George's Room, Stamp Union. • Thursday, Nov. 29: AIDS Awareness Ribbons, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Stamp Union. For more information, contact Rebecca Krocbmal at email@example.com. ice Smith Performing Arts Cen- ter. The piano recital is re-in- vented to explore how past and present are experienced in music and poetry. Historic recordings of poetry read by Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky are interwoven throughout. Tickets are $20; call (301) 405-ARTS. For more information, contact Amy Har- bison at 5-8169 or harbison® wam.umd, edu, or visit www. claricesmitb.ee nte r. umd.edu.* deeember 1 7:30-9:30 p.m., Le nozze di Figaro Ina and Jack Kay The- atre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The School of Music presents Mozart's time- less comic masterpiece. Tick- ets are $20; call (301) 405- ARTS. For more information, contact Amy Harbison at 5- 8169 or harbison ©wam.umd. edu, or visit www. claricesmith- center.umd.edu.* 8 p.m., Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Features student and faculty cast members. For tickets call (301) 405-ARTS. For more information, contact Charles Manekin at 5-4253 or cm8@ umail.umd.edu. 8-10 p.m., MytholoJazz Joseph and Alma Gildenhom Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- forming Arts Center. David Gonzalez with the D.D.Jackson Trio and Lenard Petit, director, add a musical twist to the Greek myth "Orpheus and Eurydice." Orpheus is cast as a jazz-playing bebopper who travels to the underworld to rescue his beloved Eurydice. Also features the Chilean leg- end "Degadina" about a village girl who gets the Midas touch from a magical red snake. Tick- ets are $ 1 5 for adults and $5 for youth; call (301) 405-ARTS. For informadon, contact Amy Harbison at 5-8169 or harbison® wam.umd. edu, or visit www. claricesmithcenter.umd. edu. * deeember 2 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Samu- el Beckett's Waiting for Godot Clarice Smith Perform- ing Arts Center. See Dec. 1 . deeember 3 8:45 a.m. -12 p.m., Introduc- tion to HTML 4404 Computer & Space Science. Learn to cre- ate quality HTML documents. Prerequisite: familiarity with the Web and Netscape. The fee is $40. For more information, contact the OITTraining Ser- vices Coordinator at 5-0443 or oit-training @ umail.umd.edu, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc.* 12 p.m., CHPS Colloquium: Selection, Drift, or What? Evolution of the Scarlet Tiger Moth, P.dominula, 1947-2000 1208 Biology/Psy- chology. With Rob Skipper, Uni- versity of Cincinnati. Cospon- sored by the Department of Biology and Program in Behav- ior, Evolution, Ecology and Sys- tematics (BEES), the Commit- tee on the History and Philoso- phy of Science, the College of Arts and Humanities, and IPST. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 5-5691 or visit http://carnap. umd.edu/chps/. 3 p.m., Discussion with Dr. Stephen Younger, Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency 14 12 Physics. Call 5-5945 or e-mail sheldon ©physic s . umd .edu. 4 p.m., A Tale of Three Cities: How the United States Won World War II See " History Author, Alumnus Adds Lectureship to Legacy," page 1 . 4 p.m.. Entomology Collo- quium: The Aggregation of Invertebrate Predators in Complex Habitats: Ecologi- cal Mechanisms and Practi- cal Applications 1140 Plant Sciences. With Gail Lengellotto, Entomology Department. For more information, call 5-3955. deeember 4 12-1 p.m.. Brown Bag Lunch for Associate Professors Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. There is a tenure clock for promotion to associate pro- fessor, but none exists for con- sideration for promotion to full professor. This workshop, con- ducted by Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Ellin Scholnick, provides some markers that P&T committees use to evalu- ate dossiers. Call 5-6803 to reserve a space. For more infor- mation, contact Ellin Scholnick, 54252 or email@example.com. 12:30-2 p.m.. Rewriting the Twentieth Century 1102 Francis Scott Key Hall, The Center for Historical Studies presents a joint seminar con- ducted by David Kennedy of Stanford University and James Gilbert, University of Mary- land. Buffet lunch at noon. 4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: Experiments At The Inter- face Between Particle Physics And Astro Physics 1410 Physics. With Steve Ritz, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA. Call 5-5945. 8 p.m., Town Hall Meeting with Senator John McCain See ForYour Interest, page 4. Clarification Distinguished University Professors are not required to present lectures, as is stated in the Nov. 13 issue of Outlook, in the article "University Bestows Top Honors on Faculty Mem- bers." They do have access to an annual honorarium to further their research. calendar guide Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). Outlook Ouibtii: is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodie Remington *Vicc President far University Relations Teresa Flannery • Executive Director of University Communications and Director of Marketing George Ca (heart * Executive Editor Munctie Austin Bailey * Editor Cynthia Mitchel ■ Art Director Laura Lee ■ Graduate Assistant Robert Gardner > Editorial Assistant Letters to the editor, story sugges- tions and campus information arc welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Quifooilt, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742 Telephone ■ (301) 405-4629 Fax - (301) 314-9344 E-mail • email@example.com www. collegepuhlishcr.com/oudook OUTLOOK Godot: Living, Learning Not Just for Students Continued from page i theater and the philosophical questions of life he discusses in his classes. The play, by Samuel Beck- ett, is a spare work heavy with symbolism and haunting ques- tions about humanity and faith. Hairy B.TAirner, a fellow amateur actor and Baltimore lawyer, plays the second lead. Honors students were asked to portray other characters. To Manekin 's delight and sur- prise, the Department of The- atre adopted the play as one of its student works. "It's been absolutely phe- nomenal," he says, "We'll get technical support, costumes, sets, oversight and the won- derful Clarice Smith Perform- ing Arts Center. James Thorpe, an associate professor in the art department internationally known for his theater poster art, volunteered to design the "Godot" poster. Karl Kippola, an accomplished director and graduate assistant with the department, will assist with directing." The play adds a quite a bit of work to Manekins already full schedule, so he appreci- ates the expert assistance. A husband and dad to two chil- dren at home in Israel, Manekin has been with the philosophy department for at least eight years, commuting back several times a school year. His wife will join him next semester as a post-doc- toral student in Jewish studies. "Because my family isn't here, it gives me a little free time to do this stuff. It's great for me. It's a community. Very often, I've just been some guy renting a basement apart- ment," says Manekin. "I've been very grateful to the university. On the one hand, I have to commute 6,000 miles to go home, but on the other, it's a 30 second bike ride to my office." Though the scholar and artist in residence program best fits faculty members at a certain place in their lives and careers, Manekin feels more should take advantage of the opportunity. He hopes this project is a model for similar interdepartmental collabora- tions in the future. "And a goal is to see a stu- dent-run theater group which would continue this sort of thing year after year," he says. Performances of "Waiting for Godot" will take place at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Clarice Smith Per- forming Arts Center. Tick- ets are $10 ($5 for stu- dents). For ticket informa- tion, call (301) 405-ARTS. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL Charles Manekin (I) as Estragon and Harry Turner as Vladimir rehearse "Watting for Godot" at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Mill0r: Historian Gives Gift to the Future Continued from page 1 example of whom the lecture- ship should bring to campus, and Gerstle agrees. "What we're interested in Is someone who can straddle the world of academia and public affairs," Gerstle said. They both want someone who is a good writer and can speak with knowledge and authority on the world today. "We won't simply bring in historians. We will also bring in public figures, public intel- lectuals who are involved in important debates and have great knowledge to bare on the current situations," Gerstle added. He wants the lecture- ship to help them stimulate dialogue on campus between faculty and students as well as within the larger community. Miller, who graduated with a bachelor's in history and economics and a master's in history, has had a full career as somewhat of a public intellec- tual. He spent 1 5 years as a journalist at the Baltimore Sun, working as a foreign cor- respondent in Latin America and later covering Washing- ton. He left the newspaper business and moved to Capitol Hill, working as a staff mem- ber for senate committees. i Tale The following is a schedule of events for David M. Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of His tory at Stanford University: Monday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., Nathan and Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture in History and Public Affairs Multipurpose Room of the Nyumburu Center. Kennedy's lecture: "A of Three Cities: How the United States Won World War II." Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9-10:30 a.m., Breakfast with gradu- ate students Deans Confer- ence Room in Francis Scott Key. Those interested in participating should RSVP to Stephen Johnson by Wednesday, Nov. 28 3t (301) 405-8739 or hi story center® umail.umd.edu. Space is limited to 25. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m., Rewriting the Twenti- eth Century Deans Confer- ence Room, Francis Scott Key Hall. Kennedy and James Gilbert, history pro- fessor, offer a faculty /gradu- ate seminar. Buffet lunch to be served at noon. As he moved on from news- papers, he knew he would finally have the time to do what he really wanted to: write books. His first book was published in 1977, "War at Sea: A Naval History of World War U." Miller served in the Navy for about 16 months. Fourteen books have fol- lowed the first and Miller has since been nominated for a Pulitzer five times. His most popular book was a biography on Theodore Roosevelt, now in its I I ill paperback printing. "I knew I would never write a book working as a journalist," Miller said about his change in occupations. "To be any good at it you have to write full time." History is a subject he has always enjoyed. "It's basically the word itself, it's a story," he said."It's a man and woman's story. It's people at their best and worst. What can be more fascinating?" At 74, Miller is still writing. He is currently working on a book about the 1920s — a time, he asserts, that is the start of the modern world as we know it. His wife, Jeanette, is still working as a psychiatrist in her private practice. Mandela: Freedom Fighter Continued from page i of greatness. . . In these difficult times, when so many are finding themselves in the grip of fear, we need to remind ourselves of the bravery of men such as Anwar Sadat and Nelson Man- dela. We need to remember what they left behind in order to bring peace and justice to their people. . . they changed the course of history." Mandela, former president of the Republic of South Africa and a political prisoner for 27 years, spoke from a prepared text, though he deviated often. Many of his asides were met with audience applause as he addres- sed America's military policy, attitudes toward Arab countries and Western democracy versus other forms of government. "There are certain respects in which the Arabs have served their people in a way that you do not see in the West at all," he said. " Saudi Arabia, for example, has free education from the time they begin right up to uni- versity, and after university, the students are given an allowance. They have free health services, there are no taxes, housing is so heavily subsidized that to get a house is next to nothing.You don't find that in the West." PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL His strong words were mixed with small moments of humor as Mandela joked when he unin- tentionally left his text, and when he thanked the audience for having patience with "an old man." As expected, he referenced the events of September 1 1 frequently, saying, "While the divide between the rich and the poor, with the latter vastly out- numbering the former, contin- ues to grow, we allow fertile breeding ground for discontent and for extremism and terror- ism. Our fight for peace is also and importantiy a war against poverty and deprivation." Excerpts from Nelson Mandela's Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace On international natations: "We must wish that the mili- tary action needed in pursuit of the objectives against terrorism will be concluded in the shortest time possible and that the world attention can turn to the other forms of action required to com- bat and eradicate terrorism, thereby creating a safer and more secure world for all." "In a world where, as we are now witnessing, the pursuit of peace and the conduct of war sometimes coincide, it is absolutely necessary that our international and multilateral bodies become more effective agencies for conflict manage- ment, resolution and prevention, and in the fight against terror- ism." "It is the duty of every coun- try, big and small, to respect the United Nations. We condemn countries, no matter who they are, that avoid the United Nations. ..and violate the integri- ty of other countries, whatever the excuse is. ..It is something that we have to condemn, in the strongest sense. If you are a public figure, you don't hesitate to criticize any country, even those countries who happen to assist in the development of your country. You must thank them when they do good and we must criticize and even con- demn them when they deviate from the basic rules the interna- tional community has laid out to ensure that the problems are settled peacefully through negotiations and through respect..." On democracy: "We shall not be as arrogant to dictate that one particular form of democracy that we are used to and practice in our own country provides the answer to all situations. There are coun- tries without the popular institu- tions we know that provide the social and economic needs of their citizens to a far greater extent than many of the popular democracies." On a solution to the conflict in the Middle bat: "It is appropriate in this Sadat lecture that we should point specifically to the situation in the Middle East and the imperative that a lasting and jus: settlement be found to that long simmering conflict. Toward the end of 1999, we visited a number of capitals in that region and stipulated three conditions for finding 3 settlement. "Firstly, the withdrawal of Israel from all occupied Arab ter- ritories; secondly, the unequivo- cal commitment by the Arab countries to the right of Israel to exist within secure borders. ..and to establish diplomatic relations with that country; and thirdly, an international commission acceptable to both parties to oversee the negotiations and implementation of these agree- ments. That is what will bring about a solution." NOVEMBER 27, 200 Skywarn Class Interested in learning more about what causes severe weather and how to recognize the warning signs? The National Weather Service issued a torna- do warning for College Park 10 minutes before the tornado struck. Find out how they did it at a training course on becom- ing a Skywarn spotter for the National Weather Service, con- ducted by Barbara Watson from the National Weather Service. The class will take place Nov. 28 from 6:30-10 p.m. It is free but registration is required. For more information and to regis- ter, contact Craig Carignan at (301) 405-1996 or craigc@ssl, umd.edu, or visit http 7/205. 156.54.206/er/lwx/skywarn/ classes, html. Holiday Wine Dinner Start the holiday season with a preview of the university's own Federal Period Inn decorated for the holidays at our first Black Tie Wine Dinner on Fri- day, Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. The seven-course dinner includes wines from Gallo vineyards. Reservations required. $59.99 per person plus tax and gratu- ity. Club members receive a 15 percent discount. For more information, contact Pam Whitlow at (301) 314-8012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. McCain Town Meeting A Town Hall Meeting with Sena- tor John McCain will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Center for American Politics and Citizen- ship. All are invited, and no RSVP is required. For information on the Cen- ter for American Politics and Citizenship, visit www.capc. umd.edu/. For information on Senator McCain, visit www scnate.gov/~m ccain/. For more information about the event, call the Center for American Politics and Citizen- ship at (301) 405-9653. New Library Copy Card Implementation Delay Implementation of the Library's new copy card system has been delayed indefinitely. Please continue to add value to current UMCP IDs and copy cards. New copy cards can also be purchased. The library regrets any inconvenience these delays have caused. For more information, contact Mark Wilkerson at (301) 405-9057 or email@example.com, or visit www.lib.umd.edu/COPY Reduction Agency Discussion At a time when the prolifera- tion of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons is a major concern, the Department of Professors Honored for International Leadership PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL Raymond J. Miller (1), professor of agronomy and director of the Office of International Programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, recendy received the Distinguished International Service Award from President Dan Mote (r) and Saul Sosnowski, director of International Programs. The ceremony also recognized Marcus Franda, a professor of government and politics, with a Landmark Award present- ed by Provost William Desder. Specializing in distance learning, science and education management and adminis- tration, and assessment of agricultural science and education, Miller currendy is active in programs in China, Russia and Uzbekistan. He also is involved in organizing interna- tional training workshops and developing programs in Kazakhstan, focusing on agricul- tural development, information technology and Web-based instruction. Peanut Butter and Legos Help Make Engineering Fun f| : ^^■te" ■dLJS W^ (-■-■■■ ^ *1m l - ; ■■-■ ■ v^ HRSnWik *^nv PHOTO fly CVNTHIA MITCKEL One hundred and twenty-eight students in grades kindergarten through 1 2, and 75 of their parents, attended the third Engineering Day hosted by the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering. Maryland undergraduates led stu- dents through 1 Oth grade in hands-on science and engineering activities. High school juniors and seniors attended a conference and participated in activities. Using Legos, stu- dents built a car based on their computer design. They then competed to see winch car would move 8 feet. Above, Aesha Minter, senior mathematics major and Anita Roy- Lewis, senior electrical engineering, work with students during the "Microprocessor: Peanut Butter and Jelly" workshop where students in third through fifth grade learned about how to program a robot to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Physics and College of Comput- er, Mathematical and Physical Sciences will host a discussion with Stephen Younger, recently appointed director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). He will offer brief comments and answer questions on Monday Dec. 3, at 3 pm, in the Physics lecture hail (Room 1412). The DTRA is a joint-service Department of Defense agency headed by Younger, a Maryland physics doctorate alumnus (78). The agency, located at Fort Bervoir,Va., is responsible for safeguarding America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction by reducing pres- ent threats and preparing for future threats. DTRA attempts to shape the international envi- ronment and prepares for an uncertain future shadowed by the threat of terrorist attack. The DTRA is responsible for numerous matters concerning technology security, and reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy regarding these issues. As a combat sup- port agency, DTRA is also pre- pared to provide direct support to U.S. combat forces in wartime or emergency situations and reports directly to the chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For more information, con- tact Sheldon Smith at (301) 405-5945 or by e-mail at sheldon® physics . umd . ed u .