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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 
robyn_epstein@hotmail.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 oit-training@umail.umd.edu, 
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 mb333@umail.umd.edu. 

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 nt32@umail.umd. 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 
rkrochma@wam.umd.edu. 



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 hp26@umail.umd.edu, 
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 es8@umail.umd.edu. 

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 
outlook@accmail.umd.edu. '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 
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Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
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Send material to Editor, Quifooilt, 
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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 pwhitlow@dining.umd.edu. 



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 
mwl06@umail.umd.edu, 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 




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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. 



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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 .