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Vol urn e \6 • Number t 5 • December II, 2001 

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Sen. John McCain (above right), who is known for Ins crusade for campaign finance 
reform, came to the university last week to accept the Millard E. Tydings Award for 
Courage and Leadership in American Politics. Tydings, a former U.S. senator from 
Maryland, stood up to Sen. Joe McCarthy during his efforts in the early 1 950s to 
label colleagues as communists. A subsequent smear campaign led by McCarthy against 
Tydings cost him re-election. Sen. Joseph Tydings (above left), son of Millard lydings, pre- 
sented the award to McCain. 

Holiday Travel Plans 
Up in the Air 

Outlook wondered whether the events of Sept, 11 and the cur- 
rent war in Afghanistan would be factors in our readers' deci- 
sions about holiday travel this year. Tlte response was mixed 

Darryli Pines was sched- 
uled to fly out of 
Dulles International 
Airport on Sept. 11. Needless 




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Darryli Pines was scheduled to fly 
from Dulles to San Francisco the 
afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 11. 

to say, he never made that 
flight, nor the conference he 
was to attend in San Francisco, 
One might expect that after 

such an apparent close brush 
with disaster, a person would 
be put off from Hying for a 
while. But Pines, a professor of 
aerospace engineering, has 
flown several times in the 
ensuing months. Three weeks 
after the terrorist attacks on 
New York and Washington, 
D.C., Pines and his wife 
braved the risks, and the new 
strict security measures, to fry 
to Italy "A lot of people were 
jittery" he said. "When we 
landed, everyone started clap- 

Pines' colleague Norman 
Wereley, also a professor of 
aerospace engineering, will 
be driving to Florida for the 
holidays this year, same as 
ever. He said he wouldn't have 
changed plans to fly if he'd 
liad them. But other plans 
have been affected. A confer- 
ence he was scheduled to 
attend in Hawaii on Dec. 1 5 
was canceled due to a lack of 

See TRAVEL PLANS, page 4 

Elderly Healthcare Issues 
Focus of National Conference 

Approximately 70 health 
policy experts from gov- 
ernment, national trade 
associations and the health care 
provider community met last 
week at the Inn and Confer- 


Mark Meiners, director of the 
Medicare/Medicaid Integration 
Program, welcomed attendees and 
introduced the workshop agenda. 

ence Center to hear presenta- 
tions on how to improve and 
coordinate health care for the 
close ro seven million primarily 
low-income, elderly Americans 
eligible for the two largest gov- 
ernment health programs: 

Medicare and Medicaid, 

In 1996, the Robert Wood 
Johnson Foundation and the 
University of Maryland Center 
on Aging responded to the 
need for a better system of care 
for those individuals who are 
eligible for both Medicare and 
Medicaid (dual eligibles) by 
establishing the Medicare/Med- 
icaid Integration Program 
(MMIP). The College Park-based 
program seeks to end the frag- 
mentation of financing, case 
management and service deliv- 
ery that currently exists 
between the two government 
programs in serving this popu- 
lation. There are currently 13 
states involved in MM IP-spon- 
sored projects. 

"Everybody knows Medicare 
and Medicaid need to be work- 
ing with each other," said Den- 
nis Smith, director of Medicaid 
Programs for the Center for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS) who addressed the meet- 
ing. "The MMIP has been at the 
forefront of this movement." 
Last Monday, CMS officials 
announced the formation of a 

See HEALTH CARE, page 6 

Raise Your Banner High! 

How Fabric and Design Create Pride 

You may refer to the large 
bright and bold pieces of fab- 
ric on display at commence- 
ment by the generic term of 
flag or banner, but the more 
specific term is gonfalon. 

First, a quick definition of 
gonfalon: A gonfalon was a 
type of flag or banner embla- 
zoned with the personal arms 
of a nobleman, and borne on a 
staff. The term probably 

derives from the Old Norse 
Gunn-fane, or war-flag. 

The legacy of gonfalons can 
be followed back thousands of 
years, but at the University of 
Maryland, 1 994 is about as far 
back as the colorful and regal 
banners go. 

The university's gonfalons 
are used for formal academic 
ceremonies such as com- 
mencement, convocation and 

the New Student Welcome. 
There is one for each of the 
colleges and they are stored in 
a Facihties Management build- 
ing until they're needed. 

Bob McIJhenny, who owns 
Mcllhenny Banners in Gettys- 
burg, Penn., was called on to 
create Maryland's gonfalons. 
He has been making flags and 

See GONFALONS, page 6 

Getting to Work Just Got Easier 

Deborah Wiley's commute 
from "cow town" in 
Calvert County used to be a 
test of patience and endur- 
ance. Now, she can read, talk 
with new friends, or just 
watch the scenery go by. 

Wiley is a member of the 
Department of Campus Park- 
ing's successful Park and Ride 
Van (PAR V) program. Early in 
die semester, the campus com- 
munity was asked about its 
interest in such a program. 
From the responses, two test 
vanpool lines were arranged 


Josephine Short, who was hired 
by the Department of Campus 
Parking, is the driver for the Bowie 
Crossing tine. 

with 10 people each, one to 
Bowie Crossing and one to 
Scaggsville. Others are in the 
works. Vanpool participation is 
free, and emergency rides 
home are offered. 

"We'll even take you home 
if you have to work overtime 
unexpectedly," says Bernard 
Palmer, vanpool supervisor. 
Two emergency rides back to 
the participant's vehicle are 
allowed per month. 

Participants are picked up 

See VANPOOL, page 6 

DECEMBER It, 2001 



december 11 

10 a.m. -12 p.m., Andre 
Watts Piano Masterclass 

Gildenhom Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. World-famous pianist 
and artist-in-residence at the 
School of Music leads his sec- 
ond masterclass of the semes- 
ter. For the School of Music's 
December concert calendar, 
endar. For more information, 
contact Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center at (301) 405- 
ARTS or visit www.clarice- 
smithcenter. umd . edu . 

11 a.m. -12 p.m., Multicul- 
turalism: Source of Jihad 
or Antidote to Jihad? 4205 
Hornbake Library. In this diver- 
sity forum, Benjamin Barber, 
who holds a joint professor- 
ship in the Department of Gov- 
ernment and Politics (BSOS) 
and the School of Public 
Affairs, will discuss bow he 
deals with diversity and multi- 
culturalism in his book "Jihad 
vs. McWorld." Sponsored by the 
University of Maryland Libra- 
ries' Diversity Committee. All 
faculty, staff and students are 
encouraged to attend the 
forum on this important sub- 
ject. For more information, call 
Ann Masnik at 5-9263 or Tom 
Connors at 5-9255 or 

TC6 5@umail . umd .edu. 

3-5 p.m. Black Faculty & 
Staff Association Celebra- 
tion Nyumburu Cultural Cen- 
ter. The Board of Directors of 
the Black Faculty and Staff 
Association invites the campus 
community to its annual holi- 
day celebration. For more infor- 
mation, call 4-7758. 


december 12 

2-4 p.m., Holiday Reception 

Lobby, Main Administration 
Building. President Mote and 
the vice presidents host a holi- 
day reception. 

7-9:30 p.m. Beyond These 
Walls Holiday Toy Drive and 

Party See forYour Interest, 
page 8. 

december 13 

4-6 p.m.. University Senate 
Meeting 0200 Skinner. See For 

Winter Outlook 


his will be Outlook's 
final issue for the 
semester. There will 
be an online issue Jan. 15; 
please send Outlook all 
announcements and articles 
to be included in this version 
by Jan. 7. We will resume 
weekly print publication on 
Feb. S. Have a safe and 
peaceful break. 

Your Interest, page 8. 

8-10 p.m., Janos Starcker 
(cello), William Preucil (vio- 
lin), & Shigeo Neriki (piano) 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Janos 
Starker and Shigeo Neriki join 
Willian Preuci, artist-in-resi- 
dence at the University of 
Maryland's School of Music, for 
an evening of sonatas and 
Brahm's "Trio No. 1 ", a quintes- 
sential work of the Romantic 
imagination. Chopin, "Violin 
Sonata in g minor, Op. 65"; 
Mendelssohn, "Cello Sonata in 
D Major, Op. 58"; and Brahms, 
"Trio in B Major, Op. 8".Tickets 
are $30, $25 and $20 ; call Amy 
Harbison at 5-8169 or harbi-, or visit 
www. claricesmithcenter.umd . 

december 14 

9:30-10:30 p.m.. Scholar- 
ship Benefit Series: Bran- 
denburg Concetti Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Distinguished faculty artists of 
the School of Music perform 
Bach's complete Brandenburg 
Concerti, six celebrated mas- 
terpieces. The alumni associa- 
tion will host a lecture and 
reception prior to the 7:30 
p.m. performance Tickets are 
$20; call 001) 405-ARTS, For 
more information, see page 3. 

January 13 

3 p.m., Orfee et Euridice 
Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. This con- 
cert production of the Paris 
1774 version of the opera by 
Christopher Willibald Gluck 
features the internationally cel- 
ebrated French tenor Jean-Paul 
Fouchecourt as Orfee and his- 
torically re-created dances in 
period costume. The produc- 

Maryland Alumnus Works to Reduce Threats 


University President Dan Mote in discussion with Director Stephen Younger (11 and and Air Force Lt. Col. 
John Parks (r), both of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. 


tephen M. Younger, director of 
the Defense Threat Reduction 
Agency (DTRA) and University 
of Maryland alumnus visited 
campus and spoke to students, faculty and 
staff about his career, and the DTRA s 
role in the post-Cold War and post- 
September 1 1 environment. Later during 
his Dec. 3 visit, he met with President 
Dan Mote and other university leaders to 
discuss mutual interests and potential 
interactions between the university and 

DTRA, located at Fort Bel voir, Va., is 
responsible for safeguarding America and 
its allies from weapons of mass destruction 
by reducing present threats and preparing 
for future threats. DTRA attempts to 

influence the international environment 
while preparing for an uncertain future 
shadowed by the threat of terrorist attack. 

Younger earned a doctorate in theo- 
retical physics from the University of 
Maryland in 1978. Since that time, 
Younger served at the National Bureau of 
Standards (NIST), the Livermore National 
Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National 
Laboratory, before being appointed to his 
current position. 

ForYounger, research continues to be 
a major interest particularly that which 
involves large-scale computer simulations. 
He presendy maintains an active collabo- 
ration in the theoretical study of dense 
matter, and in the application of compu- 
tational models to sociology. 

tion features Opera Lafayette, 
Ryan Brown, artistic director, 
Catherine Dubosc and Suzie 
LeBlanc, sopranos;The New 
York Baroque Dance Company, 
Catherine Turcoy, director; The 
Violins of Lafayette Orchestra 
and Chorus. Pre-performance 
discussion at 2 p.m. This opera 
performance made possible, in 
part, by a grant from the Flo- 
rence Gould Foundation. Tick- 
ets are $35, $25 and $20. For 
more information, contact Amy 
Harbison at 5-8169 or harbison 
©warn. umd. edu.* 

m u BS O A V 

december 27 

7-9 p.m., Riversdale House 
Museum Winter Evenings 

4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 
Park. Music, costumed inter- 
preters, children's games, gin- 
gerbread baking in the open 
hearth kitchen and refresh- 
ments—all by the natural light 
of candles. Admission is $5 
(children 4 and under are 
admitted free). Also held Friday 
evening, Dec. 28. For more 
information, call (301 ) 864- 
0420; TTY (301) 699-2544, or 


In the story "Puppy 
Power Has a Hold on 
Volunteers" in the Dec. 4 
issue, the Web address 
for the Prince George's 
County SPCA/ Humane 
Society should have 

In "Helping Students 
Where They Need it," it 
should read that Jerry 
Lewis has been director 
of AAP since 1988. He 
has been on the campus 
since 1971. Also, the 
Academic Support for 
Returning Athletes pro- 
gram is funded by the 
Athletic Department and 
under the guidance of 
Kmt Shockley, a doctoral 
student in the College of 
Education. Lastly, it 
should be clarified that 
the summer transitional 
program is the first phase 
of the program for all stu- 
dents who are admitted 
to the university through 
the AAP. 

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 Hie date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or email to * Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*), 


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

Brodie Remington -Vice 
President for University Relations 

Teresa F tannery ■ Executive 
Director of University 
Communications and Director of 

George Cathcart ' 


Monet te Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel • Art Director 

Laura Lee • Graduate Assistant 

Robert K. Gardner • Editorial 

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

Send material to Editor, Outfiwt, 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone ■ (301) 405-4629 
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Mac is Back! 

"Is this a dagger which I see before me, or a pizza? 
Mmmm, ptzzaaa," 

Welcome to 
warped world 
of Canadian 
Rick Miller, 
where the dys- 
humor of televi- 
sion's animated 
sitcom "The 
merges with 
result is 
Miller's reading 
of the Scottish 
play in the voic- 
es of more than 
SO "Simpsons" 

will come to the 
Ina and Jack Kay 
Theatre of the 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 
29 at 8 p.m. More than 300 
hand-painted slides and an 
original musical score 
accompany the show that is 
written and performed by 

Last September 
"MacHomer" was scheduled 
to be performed as part of 
the official Dedication 
Week activities for the Cen- 
ter, but was postponed due 
to the tornado that swept 
through the campus that 
Monday evening. During his 
return visit here, Miller will 
participate in two days of 
performances, one for the 
general public and a second 
on Jan. 30 exclusively for 
University of Maryland stu- 

The script of MacHomer 
(85 percent of which 
remains in the words of 
Shakespeare) is embellished 
with pop culture refer- 
ences, it's a very loose 
interpretation of 'Macbeth,'" 
said Miller, "but it's also 
pretty strict to the text." He 
came up with the idea of 

Rick Miller as MacHomer 

"MacHomer" while he was 
playing Murderer #2 in a 
1994 production of "Mac- 

"I had a small part so I 
spent a lot of time back- 
stage concocting this little 
ridiculous skit I was going 
to perform at the cast party. 
Over the winter, I devel- 
oped it and realized maybe 
some people might actually 
come and see this thing. 
And that's where 
'MacHomer' came from" 

Miller said "MacHomer" 
is his homage to "The Simp- 
sons." "It's fun. It's silly, but 
it really is a tribute to both 
'The Simpsons' and Shake- 

MacHomer is accessible 
to all audiences. Tickets to 
the Jan. 29 performance are 
available at the Ticket 
Office or by calling (301) 
405-ARTS. Single tickets are 
$20 and youth tickets are 
$5. Tickets to the student- 
only production are free 
(with valid university I.D.) 
and available now at the 
Ticket Office on a first- 
come, first-served basis. 

World Famous Performers Form Trio for 
the Center's Chamber Music Concert 

Three virtuoso perform- 
ers, who are also teach- 
ers of worldwide influ- 
ence, will create a stellar trio 
in the Concert Hall of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Cellist Janos Starker 
will be joined by violinist 
William Preucil and pianist 
Shigeo Neriki in a romantic 
chamber music concert Thurs- 
day, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. 

The evening's program in- 
cludes Richard Strauss "Sonata 
in F major for Cello and Piano, 
Op. 6"; Johannes Brahms' 
"Sonata No. 2 in A major for 
Violin and Piano, Op. 100" and 
Franz Schubert's "Piano Trio in 
B-flat major, D. 898." 

Starker is recognized 
throughout the world as one 
of the most masterful musi- 
cians of our time. He is highly 
revered as a cello soloist, 
chamber musician and 

Bernard Heiden.Alan Hov- 
haness, Jean Martinon, Miklos 
Rdzsa, Robert Starer and Chou 
Wen-chung, as well as pre- 
mieres of coundess recital 
works. Starker's many honors 
include a 1948 Grand prix du 

professor of music at Indiana 
University, guest professor of 
piano at Soai University in 
Osaka and guest professor of 
piano at theToho Gakuen 
School of Music in Tokyo. 

Violinist Preucil, concert- 
master of the Cleveland 
Orchestra since April 1995 
and artist-in-residence at the 
Universityof Maryland, has 
appeared regularly as a soloist 
with the orchestra in concer- 



teacher. His technical mastery, 
intensely expressive playing 
and musical intelligence has 
informed world premiere per- 
formances of concertos by 
David Baker, Antal Dorati, 


disque (France) and a 
1997 Grammy Award 
(USA), for works from 
more than 100 

Pianist Neriki has 
collaborated in concerts with 
Starker since 1976. He has 
appeared with leading Ameri- 
can orchestras and is a fre- 
quent soloist with all of 
Japan's top orchestras. He per- 
forms at chamber music festi- 
vals worldwide and has 
appeared in Europe and with 
the Chamber Music Society of 
Holland, among others. Neri- 
ki's critically acclaimed Tokyo 
Soloists chamber music 
group, formed in 1991, pres- 
ents an annual series of con- 
certs. An active and respected 
teacher, Neriki gives piano 
master classes tliroughout the 
world. His regular posts are: 

to performances at both Sev- 
erance Hall in Cleveland and 
the Blossom Music Center in 
Ohio. During his seven sea- 
sons as first violinist of the 
Grammy-winning Cleveland 
Quartet, he performed more 
than 100 concerts each year 
in the world's major music 
capitals and made numerous 
recordings with the Quartet 
for Tear International includ- 
ing Beethoven's 17 string 
quartets and a variety of 
chamber works by Hayden, 
Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. 

Tickets are $20-30, $5 for 
students. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

Sneak a Peek at Next Semester's Theatre Offerings 

The Department of Theatre brings an excit- 
ing mix of offerings to the stage in 2002. 
Beginning in February, Mitch Hebert directs 
George Walkers "Problem Child" in the Robert 
and Arlene Kogod Theatre. Action in this come- 
dy unfolds in a seedy motel room where char- 
acters R.J. and his wife Denise are trying to get 
their baby back from foster care after he was 
taken away by social workers. The story suc- 

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

cl ari d . edo . 

Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Centterat Maryland 

A Feast for the Ears 

n Friday, Dec 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the School 
nf Music faculty artists will perform Bach's complete Bran- 
denburg Concerti, A benchmark of Baroque music, the con- 
■ r-rtos' unique combination of instruments show a lighter side of 
Bach's genius. Timeless and festive, these six beloved works usher 
in the holiday season with a flourish. Proceeds from the Scholar- 
ship Benefit Series provide scholarships for students of the School 
of Music. Tickets are S20/S5 for students. Call (301) 405-ARTS for 
more Information. 

cessfully weaves the tragedy through the come- 
dy of the problem-struck parents and their bat- 
tle with their authoritative social worker, Helen. 

On March 8, director Heather Nathans pokes 
fun at New York's high society in Anna Cora 
Mowatt's "Fashion "The 1845 period satire is a 
comical look at the changing world we live in. 
The Ina and Jack Kay Theatre will be trans- 
formed into the New York social scene. Find 
out if Mrs. Tiffany, the play's main character, 
will sacrifice everything to make a splash in 
the world of fashion. 

Spring semester concludes with "Polaroid 
Stories ."directed by Adele Cabot, in the 
Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre, April 26- 
May 3- The 1997 contemporary tale weaves 
ancient mythology from Ovid's "Metamor- 
phoses" with small vignettes about modern- 
day American kids on the fringe of society. 
The result is a candid and unflinching look at 
the beauty and tragedy of transformation. 

Tickets to all Department of Theatre produc- 
tions are available; call (301) 405-ARTS for die 
full performance schedule. 


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Let it Snow, Say Winter Term Advocates 

While most of the campus 
hibernates during January, 
a relatively small group of 
faculty and students engage in inten- 
sive learning experiences many wish 
could be replicated during the regu- 
lar semester. 

Winter term, in its fifth year, offers 
instructors an opportunity to teach a 
course in a new way, or teach a new 
course, and students a chance to 
learn in a different setting. During a 
recent forum, a few instructors offer- 
ing courses 
this winter 
with prospec- 
tive students 
and other 
what is 
planned for 
Winter Term 

"These are 
models of 
non traditional 
design," said 
Jim Newton, 
assistant to 
the dean of 

It is this 
chance to experiment that first 
attracted Jo Paoletti, from American 
Studies, to WinterTcrm teaching. She 
used the opportunity to put her 
"Diversity in American Culture" 
course online a few years ago. 
Though such a course can be time 
consuming due to set up and mainte- 
nance requirements, Paoletti found it 
to be a great way to engage students 
who wouldn't otherwise be able to 
participate because of where they 
were during the winter break. Paolet- 
ti said the online course isn't feasible 
during the school year, in part 
because of her other courses and 
also because of non-teaching respon- 

"The other nice thing about Win- 
terTerm is there are no meetings. 
[By it-. idling online] I also don't 
have to worry about parking or 
breaking my leg on the ice." She 
jokes about giving up her traditional 
semester courses. 

Edward Kaufman, a government 
and politics professor, and his col- 
league John Davies will use the Win- 
ter Term to of fer a timely, intensive 
course called "Seminar in Interna- 
tional Relations and World Politics: 
Second Track Diplomacy and Peace 
Building " It is a two-part course, 
with the course and its workshop 
being co-requisites. Kaufman says it 
is not just for those focusing on 
international relations or public poli- 
cy, but anyone interested in how the 
process works. He did warn, though, 
that it is a time-intensive endeavor. 

"We meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon- 
day through Friday and for eight 
hours Saturday and Sunday," for three 
weeks, he says. 

People don't seem to mind. The 
class is so popular that other coun- 
tries use it to work on real-life situa- 
tions. Students develop solutions in 
tandem with government officials 
from Israel, Ecuador and Lesotho. 

so, students from American and 
George Mason universities sign up 

for GVTT 409J and K. The courses 
are already full. 

"We're trying to maximize the 
impact of teaching during Winter 
Term," said Kaufman." We use this as 
a laboratory for our research. It helps 
us develop new projects." 

Joyce Kornblatt also knows the 
value of Winter Term teaching for 
both students and instructors. This 
will be her third year teaching Writ- 
ing Women's Lives, an all-day, eight- 
day workshop that offers partici- 



Although Winter Term is usually cold and quiet, classes offer 
special opportunities. 

pants an opportunity to spend large 
blocks of time writing and sharing 
their work with other writers, free 
from a regular semester's day-to-day 
distractions and other classes. 

"The students come in knowing 
what they signed up for but are hor- 
rified when they realize what 
they've signed up for," she says. "They 
can't imagine how it will work. How 
will I stay awake talking about litera- 
ture for eight hours?' But I divide the 
day into short modules." 

Again, because the campus is emp- 
tier in the winter, she can use more 
of Susquehanna Hall to give students 
quiet places to write and discuss in 
small groups as well. 

"It's a more intimate way of teach- 
ing," she says. Newton adds that stu- 
dents must find it an enjoyable expe- 
rience, as there is a waiting list for 
Kornblatt's course already. 

Another teacher chooses to leave 
the campus altogether for his course. 
Jerrold Greenberg's Service Learning 
and Health Education course takes 
approximately one dozen students 
to South Florida to work with senior 
citizens on stress management, nutri- 
tion, community and conflict resolu- 
tion and physical activity for eight 
days. They outline workshops on 
each topic that they then present to 
seniors in a variety of settings. 

"This is not a vacation," said 
Greenberg."They work from 9 to 5, 
but there is some down time." 

Students often come back, he says, 
with renewed commitment to their 
own grandparents and with a desire 
to do more for senior citizens in gen- 
eral. Greenberg comes back every 
year with a greater appreciation for 
the enthusiasm of his students, 

"Teaching this class is an experience 
I ought to have to pay for," he said. 

To find out more about these Win- 
ter Term courses or others, look in a 
schedule of classes or go to and click on 
Schedule of Classes. 

Student Honor Pledge Approved 
for Use Next Spring 

President Dan Mote and the Uni- 
versity Senate recently approved 
the adoption of an honor pledge 
that students will be asked to sign after 
taking an exam or submitting a paper. 

lite following is the current wording 
of the pledge: "I pledge on my honor 
that I have not given or received any 
unauthorized assistance on this assign- 
ment." A subcommittee is working to 
finalize the new pledge system for 
implementation in Spring 2002. 

Gary Pavela, director of judicial pro- 
grams and student ethical development, 
describes the process by saying: "Stu- 
dents will write out the statement by 
hand and then sign to pledge that the 
work they liave done is their own 

The pledge is in the same spirit as 
those in use at private institutions such 
as Vanderbilt and Princeton. 

"Graduates of private institutions 
look back on the signing of a pledge as 
something they valued, that they were 
part of a community committed to that 
kind of academic integrity. That's the 

kind of climate we want here," Pavela 

Students will not be required to sign 
the pledge, but will be encouraged to 
do so. Faculty members will be encour- 
aged to request an explanation from any 
student who declines. 

"Students may decline as a matter of 
principle to sign an oath," Pavela says. 
"But failure to sign the pledge doesn't 
excuse anyone from the university's 
academic integrity standards. Everyone 
still has to abide by the rules." 

"Most students won't have a problem 
signing the pledge," says Justin Coon, an 
accounting and English major who 
serves as chairman of the Student Coun- 
cil. "In the long run it helps to know 
that all students are held to the same 
standard. And since we are one of the 
nation's leading research universities, it 
reaffirms our commitment to academic 

The University of Maryland is one of 
the few large public universities to have 
revitalized the use of student honor 

Joan Parker (I) and Tonya Wright will 
— or next. 


not likely be flying this season 

Travel Plans: Some Are Cautious 

Continued from page / 

registrants, pre- 
sumably because 
many were afraid 
to travel by air 
after the terrorist 

Despite all the 
recent turmoil, 
many say their 
holiday travel 
plans will not 
change. "My family 
lives in the area," 
said Michael Fu, a 
professor at the 
Smith School of 
Business, where 
he teaches several 
subjects including 
probability and 
statistics. He has 
already flown 
more than once 
since Sept. 1 1 , as has 
David Levermore, an 
B?ST/math professor and 
director of Applied Math 
and Scientific Computa- 
tion (AMSQ. 

"I've already done two 
trips since [Sept.llj.I'm 
not going to be intimidat- 
ed by the events. There 
are certain things in life 
that we do every day that 
are much more risky," 
Levermore said. "Your 
risk of getting dinged on 
Route 1 is probably high- 
er" than falling victim to a 
terrorist attack, he said. 

William Watts, a food 
service aide at the Dairy, 
agrees. If he were plan- 
ning any travel, he would- 
n't worry."I mean, you 
could walk down the 
street and the same thing 
could happen to you," he 

accounting associate 
with Material and 
Nuclear Engineering, isn't 
changing her agenda 

either. This year she did 
her holiday traveling at 
Thanksgiving. However, 
she said that while some 
years she travels both at 
Thanksgiving and in 
December, this year she 
"didn't feel like going 
through the stress of it." 

Others have rearranged 
their plans completely. 
Allison Casal, a sopho- 
more criminology major, 
was going to fly home to 
New York, but changed 
her mind after Thanksgiv- 
ing travel proved to be a 
hassle. "No carry-ons 
were allowed and every- 
one's bags were searched. 
I don't really want to deal 
with that after finals," she 
said. "I decided to have 
my dad drive me [home 
for winter break]." 

Not only Casal's travel 
plans, but also how she 
will spend her time dur- 
ing the break have 
changed. "My boyfriend 
will be with me, and we 
probably won't be able 

to visit the Empire State 
Building," she said, as she 
expects it will be closed. 
And she doesn't expect 
to find work over this 
break, as so many New 
York residents are unem- 

Tonya Wright and Joan 
Parker, both accounting 
associates in the Agricul- 
ture Business Office, are 
opting not to fly for a dif- 
ferent reason. "I'm 
scared," declared Wright, 
who said she will not fly 
again, period. 

Parker hadn't planned 
to fly this Christmas. It 
was enough of an ordeal 
for her to fly back from 
Alaska a few days after 
Sept. 1 1 . She had planned 
a trip to California this 
February for her moth- 
er's 75 th birthday cele- 
bration, but now Parker 
is on a fence about 
whether to go. "It's hard 
to say I'm going to go. 
I'm a fearful flyer any- 
way," she said. 


When a Party Might 

Workshop Addresses Religion, 

Need to be Just That 

Holidays and the Workplace 

One participant told a 
story of offending a 
shopping mall cleric 
because he didn't want a free 
Christmas ornament. Another 
attendee expressed dismay 
that when it comes to holidays, 
people are divided into Chris- 
tian or Jewish camps, with no 
room for alternatives. Yet an- 
other wondered what was so 
wrong about putting a small 
Christmas tree on her desk? 

All were part of a work- 
shop sponsored by the Office 
of Human Relations Programs 
(OHRP) called "It's Not Just 
'Secret Santa' in December: 
Addressing Workplace Cli- 
mate Issues Linked to Christ- 
ian Privilege." The three-hour 
seminar looked at ways in 
which traditional, mainstream 
holiday celebrations often 
ignore and offend people of 
other faiths, or those who 
don't claim a faith. Presenters 
stressed that increasingly 
diverse workplace environ- 
ments can he negatively 
affected by what they called 
"Christian privilege." The 
workshop also sought to get 
participants thinking about 
ways they could be more 
"Even having this discus- 

sion now, at this time of year, 
is based on Christian privi- 
lege," said facilitator Mark 
Brimhall-Vargas, assistant 
director of OHRP, 
adding that it is 
because of the 
value placed 
on Christ- 
mas that 
the dis- 
more rele- 

But it was 
clear, even 
with only 1 1 
participants, that 
there is a wide enough 
range in beliefs systems to 
warrant some serious atten- 
tion to the subject. Wliat sort 
of assumptions do people 
make about the Christian hol- 
iday season and its celebra- 
tions that may affect office 
morale? asked Lew Schlosser, 
a doctoral candidate in coun- 
seling psychology and one of 
the workshop's facilitators. 

Lulu Barn ache a, with the 
University Libraries, appreci- 
ated the dialogue this and 
other questions raised, but 
was bothered by the use of 
the word privilege in the 

first place. "It automatically 
divides people into those 
with and those without," 
she said. 

That is one of the 
points, stressed 
also with the 
"The privi- 
leges are 
just there 
and peo- 
ple don't 
realize that 
they have 
them," she 

To demon- 
strate this point, a list of 
"40 Examples of Christian 
Privilege "was distributed. Par- 
ticipants were asked to con- 
sider each from a Christian 
perspective, a non-Christian 
perspective and from the per- 
spective of someone who 
claims no faith. Statements 
such as "It is likely that state 
and federal holidays coincide 
with my religious practices, 
thereby having little to no 
impact on my job and/or edu- 
cation," and "I can protect 
myself (and my children) 
from people who may not 
like me (or them) based on 

my religion" were listed. Janet 
Alessandrini, with Campus 
Recreation Services, summed 
up the thoughts of a few 
when she said, "The whole 
list was overwhelming. 
see what I take for granted." 

Seemingly inoffensive acts, 
such as putting out a plate of 
Christmas cookies or bringing 
a basket of Easter candy to 
the office for public con- 
sumption may offend some, 
said Craig Alimo, a graduate 
student and sexual harass- 
ment prevention program 
specialist with OHRP. It is a 
question of intent versus 

"This is a topic that even 
people who do diversity 
work don't want to tackle" 
said Christine Clark, execu- 
tive director of OHRP An 
interesting note on just how 
complicated this subject can 
be; OHRP has yet to decide 
on whether or not to hold an 
end-of-the-year/holiday party. 
It has been a months-long 
debate. "We have a facilitator 
helping us work through 
tlits," said Brimhall-Vargas. 

For more on this subject, 
go to 
ohrp, or call Brimhall-Vargas 
at (301) 405-2840. 

Professors Lead Research on High-Quality Teaching 

In schools across the country, the 
best teachers — those whose stu- 
dents are motivated to achieve 
despite adverse circumstances — 
are always well known and in high 
demand. Parents and educators, alike, 
long for a way to capture the intangible 
elements of these prized classrooms 
and spread them around to benefit all 

Researchers at the College of Educa- 
tion are hoping to identify these intangi- 
bles as it teams up with the Montgomery 
County Public Schools for a new study 
that examines the characteristics of high- 
quality teaching. Funded by a grant to 
total more than $4.5 million over five 
years, the project focuses on the class- 
rooms of highly successful 4th and 5th 
grade teachers in moderate- to high- 
poverty schools across the county. It 
seeks to discover how these teachers 
help struggling learners develop compe- 
tency in reading and mathematics. 

"Most studies identify a set of prac- 
tices that teachers should adopt. This 
study respects the expertise of teachers 
and tries to identify and study those who 
are particularly successful so we can 
understand better the way they organize 
instruction, cover the curriculum, and 
motivate and engage students," says Linda 
Valli, associate professor in the Depart- 
ment of Curriculum and Instruction and 
principal investigator for the project.'By 
studying in-depdi how these schools and 
teachers promote learning, we can deep- 
en our understanding of what it takes to 
ensure that students acquire foundation- 
al skills in reading and matiiematics by 
the 4di and 5th grades." 

Funding for the study comes from the 
Interagency Education Research Initia- 
tive (1ER1), a combined effort of the U.S. 

Department of Education, National Insti- 
tutes of Health and National Science 
Foundation. IER1 supports rigorous, inter- 
disciplinary researcli aimed at improving 
pre K-12 student learning and achieve- 
ment in reading, mathematics and sci- 

VaUi says existing research suggests 
that high-quality teaching requires educa- 
tors to frequently expand and adapt their 
teaching styles to accommodate diverse 
student populations. The new study will 
pay particular attention to teacher-stu- 
dent interactions to help researchers 
understand the various ways teachers 
adapt instruction to different students. 
Over the course of the study, some 1 20 
teachers will have had three different 
classrooms of children. 

"Teaching is a socially-embedded prac- 
tice," says Robert Croninger, co-principal 
investigator and assistant professor of 
education policy and leadership at Mary- 
land. "We have not had much data that 
investigates the complex nature of teach- 
ing in multiple classrooms over an 
extended period of time. That is what 
makes this study different." 

Specifically, the team will explore 
the teacher's role in die classroom, 
interactions with students and 
teaching practices aimed at closing the 
achievement gap between groups of stu- 
dents. Participating teachers will keep a 
daily log of their activity within the class- 
room as well as die content covered. 
Researchers will interview the teachers 
and observe tiieir classes six to eight 
times a year, for three years, to see how 
their practices have changed over time 
or in response to the challenges of differ- 
ent groups of students. They will also 
discuss how school policies and proce- 

dures promote or impede high-quality 

The result, says Croninger, will he an 
unusually detailed, longitudinal set of 
data that provides valuable insight into 
how to enhance teaching quality and 
promote learning of fundamental reading 
and mathematical skills. "These findings 
could have powerful implications for the 
development of policies that support 
and sustain effective teaching practices 
in the state of Maryland and across the 
nation," says Croninger. 

For Montgomery County, the study is 
particularly timely as the school district 
works to meet the challenges of an 
increasingly diverse student population 
and a growing achievement gap between 
low-income schools and those with more 
advantaged student populations. The 
1 9th largest school district in the nation, 
it has seen the enrollment of low-income 
students double in the past 20 years, and 
approximately one-fifth of its students 
speak 119 different languages. 

"There are too many people who are 
willing to say that high-quality teaching 
is doing whatever it takes to raise stan- 
dardized test scores, but we are not 
going in with any assumption about 
that "says Valli." I hope this study gives 
teachers a greater sense of the possibility 
of reaching all students." 

The research team for this study also 
includes professors Patricia Aim Alexan- 
der, Department of Human Develop- 
ment; Marilyn J. Chambliss, curriculum 
and instraction;Anna O. Graeber, curricu- 
lum and instruction; Jeremy N. Price, cur- 
riculum and instruction; and Rose Savit- 
sky, project manager. John C. Larson of 
the Office of Shared Accountability for 
Montgomery County Schools is also a 
member of the team. 


Earlene Armstrong, professor in 
the Department of Entomology, is 
one of 10 recipients of the 2001 
Presidential Award for Excellence in 
Science, Mathematics and Engineer- 
ing Mentoring. The award is given 
to individuals and institutions who 
display excellence in promoting 
participation of women, minorities 
and persons with disabilities in 
those fields. She will receive her 
award, ■which includes a $10,000 
grant, on Dec. 1 2 in Washington, 

The University of Maryland's chap- 
ter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor soci- 
ety held its winter initiation at the 
University of Maryland, Baltimore 
County on Dec. 2. Two College Park 
campus members were awarded 
honorary membership: Department 
of English visiting professfor 
Michael Olmert and Olive Reid 
Johnson, graduate assistant in the 
Philip Merrill College of Journalism. 
Also at the ceremony, two students 
were awarded die Donald N. Lan- 
genberg University Service Award. 

Jerrold Levlnson, professor in the 
Department of Philosophy, will 
direct a six-week National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities Summer 
Institute called "Art, Mind, and Cog- 
nitive Science" at the university. He 
and three associate directors from 
other universities received a 
$ 186,000 grant from the NEH to 
host the institute. Twenty-five com- 
petitively selected participants, and 
20 visiting faculty, will seek to 
advance research and teaching at 
the intersection of aesthetics/art, 
theory/philosophy of art, and cogni- 
tive science. 

Stephen G, Brush, Distinguished 
University Professor of the History 
of Science, received the Joseph H. 
Hazen Prize from the History of Sci- 
ence Society in recognition of his 
outstanding contributions to the 
teaching of the history of science. 
Brush, who holds a joint appoint- 
ment with the Department of Histo- 
ry and the Institute for Physical Sci- 
ence and Technology, received a cash 
prize and a certificate last month. 

EllzabethJ. Beise, Thomas D. 
Cohen, Bei-Lok Hu and 
Ramamoorthy Ramesh were hon- 
ored with fellowships during the 
American Physical Society's Novem- 
ber 200 1 meeting. They were 
among only one half of one percent 
of the total APS membership to be 
nominated and elected to the presti- 
gious status of Fellow of the Ameri- 
can Physical Society this year. 

Beise and Cohen were recom- 
mended for membership by the 
Society's Division of Nuclear 
Physics. Hu was recommended for 
membership by the Society's Gravi- 
tation Topical Group and Ramesh 
was recommended for membership 
by the Society's Division of Materi- 
als Physics. 


2 1 

Gonfalons: Colorful, Individual 

Continued from page 1 

banners full-time for the 
last 1 years, for mostly 
colleges and universities. 

He developed the gener- 
al design; the upper pan of 
the gonfalon has the col- 
lege name and the lower 
part is divided into four 
quadrants- two parts have 
elements of the Maryland 
state flag and the other 
two parts have graphic 
identities representing 
each college. Margaret 
Hall, director of Universi- 
ty Publications, was the 
associate director in 
1994, and was in charge 
of coming up with the 
designs for each college. 

"She had the hard 
part," Mcllhenny said. 

Hall said she contacted 
the colleges via the deans 
or dean representatives 
and asked what kind of 
images would work for 
the college. Some didn't 
respond at all while oth- 
ers already had specific 
symbols that they wanted 
to incorporate. Each de- 
sign had to be approved 
by the college before it 
could be sent to Mcllhen- 
ny for production. 

Once McQhenny 
received the designs, it 
only took him a few days 
to make the gonfalons, 
which are sewn on bright- 
ly colored nylon fabric arid 
are 3 feet by 5 feet in size. 

With the cross bar and 
pole used to prop up and 
carry it, Mcllhenny said 
the banners weigh no 
more than 5 pounds. 

"1 thought they were 
gorgeous," said Hall, 
remembering seeing them 
for the first time. "We 
went out and celebrated 
that day and took him to 

The gonfalons were first 
used at Spring 1995 com- 


"When we take photos 
they're so colorful. They're 
gorgeous. You have a cele- 
bration going on and color 
in the background," Hall 
said, adding that the gon- 
falons are a much better 
background than a black 

Hall also said that she 
was impressed by the qual- 
ity from which they were 
made. Mcllhenny even 


The gonfalon bearers line up for official university business at 
the fall 2001 new student welcome. 

mencement and Mcllhen- 
ny came down to see them 
on display. 

"The audience erupted 
into applause when Uiey 
were first brought in," he 

Individual College and School 
Commencement Ceremonies 

Wednesday, Dec. 19 

Behavioral and Social Sciences, 7 p.m., Cole Student 
Activities Building 

Individual Studies, 5 p.m., Anne Arundel Hall, Honors 

Life Science, 7 p.m.. Memorial Chapel, (Tickets required; 
four per student. Pick up at 1300 Symons Hall. I 

Thursday, Dec. 20 

Main Convocation 9 a.m., Cole Student Activities 

Agriculture & Natural Resources, 2:30 p.m., Memorial 

American Studies, English, Comparative Literature, 
Women's Studies, noon, Tawes Theatre 

Architecture, noon , Architecture Building Auditorium 

Art Studio, noon, Art-Sociology Building, Room 2203 

A. James Clark School of Engineering, 2:30 p.m., Recko- 
rd Armory 

Classics, Foreign Languages, Linguistics, noon, Tydings 
Hall, Room 0130 

Communication, noon, Ritchie Coliseum 

Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, noon, 
Memorial Chapel 

Education, noon, Reckord Armory 

Health & Human Performance, noon, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center, Concert Hall 

History, Jewish Studies, Russian Area Studies, noon. 
Skinner Building, Room 0200 

Information Studies, noon, Biology/Psychology Build- 
ing, Room 124-0 

Philip Merrill School of Journalism, noon, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre 

Philosophy, noon. Skinner Building, Room 1125 

Robert H. Smith School of Business, noon. Cole Student 
Activities Building 

See page 8 for additional information. 

sewed special bags to 
store them in. 

Those same gonfalons 
are still used in com- 
mencement today. There 
have been a few adjust- 
ments. The business 
school removed the word 
"management" from its 
name and the gonfalon 
had to be changed to 
reflect that. Also, in 1998, 
when the university adopt- 
ed a new logo, one of the 
gonfalons went back to 
Mcllhenny to have the 
new logo added on. 

He has also made dupli- 
cates for colleges who 
wanted their own gon- 
falon to use at their discre- 
tion and the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sci- 
ence had gonfalons made 
for all of its departments 
for its college commence- 
ment services. 

"You see the power that 
symbols like flags have to 
people because they have 
worked hard to earn a de- 
gree," he said, thinking of 
the effort that students, 
parents and teachers put 
into the collegiate process, 
"Flags give people some- 
thing on which to focus 
those strong feelings of 

Mcllhenny took his 
camera to that first com- 
mencement in 1 995 to 
take pictures of his gon- 
falons. He watched gradu- 
ates pose for photos next 
to them. 

"It's not that they like 
the flag," he said,"they like 
what the banners stand for. 
That's the fun I get to see." 

Vanpool: New Friends, No Stress 

Continued from page i 


Riders on the Bowie Crossing vanpool line include (front to back, l-r] Dave Langdon, 
who works for Dining Services and lives in Crofton; Bill Mankiew, who works in Main 
Administration for OIT end lives in Churchton; Evelyn Chasten, who works for campus 
parking and lives in Upper Marlboro; Deborah Wiley, who also works for campus park- 
ing and lives in Dunkirk; Stacey Barton,. who works for human development and lives 
in Bowie and Bill Phillips, who works for the agriculture department in H.J. Patterson 
and lives in Stevensville. 

in the morning from an established 
Park and Ride stop and dropped off 
at several spots on campus. The route 
is reversed for the return ride. Stops 
on campus were arranged to be as 
close to the participants' jobs as pos- 

"I love it," says Evelyn Chasten, 
whose campus parking office is one 
of the stops. She is also the van cap- 
tain, which means she makes sure the 
driver. Josephine Short, doesn't pull 
off and leave anyone scheduled to 
ride. Chasten says those not riding in 
the morning, for example, need to let 
her know by about 6:30 so that the 
rest of the pool doesn't wait. 

Vanpool members say they look 
out for each other, if one is running 
to catch the bus, other members will 
let the driver know. At a recent 

evening pickup. Short held up a cell 
phone to ask if anyone had lost 
theirs. It was Wiley's. 

There aren't any rules and mem- 
bers joke easily with each other. 
When Bill Phillips is asked about the 
rest of his commute home after he is 
dropped off in Bowie, he jokes,"Some- 
times I bring Josephine candy and 
she'll take me all the way [out there] • 

Wiley, who used to live in Philadel- 
phia and rode the subway to work, 
likes getting back to her habit of 
reading while commuting. She also 
likes how it affects her schedule. 

"It gets me out of the office earlier, 
because I know I have to catch the 

For more information about the 
PAR V program, call (30 1 ) 3 1 4-PARK, 
or go to 

Health Car0: Combining Efforts 

Continued from page 1 

Technical Assistance 
Group (TAG) to work 
on Medicare/Medicaid 
program coordination 
on Issues related to care 
of the dual eligibles. 
The TAG is a joint CMS 
and state government 
effort to provide a 
forum for working 
through the many 
issues blocking more 

"This is a significant 
announcement and the 
MM1P is proud that sev- 
eral of its members will 
be participating in this 
important effort," said 
Mark Meiners, MMIP 
director. Nearly 60 per- 
cent of theTAG Is MMIP 
participants. Meiners, 
who is also associate 
director of the Center 
on Aging, said that this 
kind of federal and state 
attention to integration 
would not have happen- 
ed without the MMIP's 
efforts at reform. 

The National Associa- 
tion of State Medicaid 
Directors, which serves 

as a focal point of com- 
munication between 
the states and federal 
government, is coordi- 
nating the TAG. 

People who are dual- 
ly eligible for both Med- 
icaid and Medicare are 
low-income and aged, 
blind or disabled They 
are more likely than 
Medicare-only benefici- 
aries to need assistance 
with activities of daily 
living and to have multi- 
ple chronic conditions 
such as heart disease, 
diabetes and mental 
health and cognitive 

During the two-day 
program at the confer- 
ence center, partici- 
pants also heard pre- 
sentations on programs 
such as the Program for 
All Inclusive Care for 
the Elderly (PACE) and 
Minnesota's Senior 
Health Options. Both 
use Medicare and Med- 
icaid funds to provide 
frail elderly and dis- 
abled persons with 

coordinated care in the 
community. These pro- 
grams are credited with 
preventing cosdy insti- 
tutionalization and pro- 
viding consumer-sensi- 
tive care. 

In 1997, there were 
6.7 million dually eligi- 
ble individuals repre- 
senting 17 percent of 
the Medicare popula- 
tion but who use 28 
percent of Medicare 
funds. They aiso make 
up 19 percent of Medic- 
aid beneficiaries, yet 
use 35 percent of Med- 
icaid funds. The propor- 
tion of the U.S. popula- 
tion 65 and older will 
increase to almost 20 
percent over the next 
two decades. The num- 
ber of those Americans 
over age 85 are expect- 
ed to grow to seven 

To find out more 
about the Center on 
Aging or to read several 
reports the MMIP has 
published, go to 
www. um d . edu/aging . 


Life is a Bowl 
of Oranges! 

The University of Maryland football 
team has been invited to play in 
the 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl in 
Miami on Jan. 2.This is Maryland's first 
bowl invitation in 1 1 years. The Terrapins 
finished their regular season 10-1, as 
Atlantic Coast Conference champions and 
ranked seventh in the Associated Press 
and ESPN/USA Today poll. Maryland is 
expected to play sixth-ranked Florida. 

This is Maryland's first trip to a bowl 
game since 1990 and its first return to the 
Orange Bowl since 1956.The Terrapins 
have not been in a New Year's bow) game 
since 1977. 

First-year head football coach Ralph 
Friedgen has been honored as the Home 
Depot National Coach of the Year and 
CNN/SI Coach of the Year He was also 
voted ACC Coach of the Year. 

Ticket applications for the Orange Bowl 
are available now and for priority consid- 
eration should be received by Wednesday, 
Dec. 1 2. Travel package op dons are also 
available. All tickets to the game will be 
allocated through the Department of 
Intercollegiate Athletics. First priority for 
tickets will go to Terrapin Club members. 
Season ticket holders get second priority 
and Maryland faculty, staff and students 
have diird priority. 

Tickets not sold by Dec. 1 2 will go on 
sale to the public. For information about 
purchasing tickets visit www.inform.umd. 
n o wand then/bo wl200 1/. 

Helping Out at Home 

Every year, faculty and staff contribute 
to more than 240 university-based 
funds.These gifts support colleges, 
schools, departments, programs, fellow- 
ships and projects. This year's Faculty and 
Staff campaign seeks to continue making 
a difference in the lives and education of 
the university community. 
There arc several ways to give: 

• Online at www. 

• Payroll deduction 

• Personal check 

• Credit card (MasterCard, VIS A, American 
Express or Discover) 

• Appreciated Securities 

• Real estate 

• Gift-in-Kind (These include books for die 
library, lab equipment, computers, etc.) 

Gifts larger than $100 are recognized 
university-wide through membership in 
an honorary club associated with the level 
of the gift.The donors name may be pub- 
lished in the annual Honor Roll of Donors 
with others who have made similar com- 
mittments to the university. 

Payroll deduction, which follows the 
calendar year and needs to be submitted 
annually, is a convenient way to make a 
contribution. If, for example, the total 
pledge is $1,000, the bi-weekly deduca- 
tion will be $38.41. A $500 gift would be 
broken into $19.23 bi-weekly deductions. 
Deduction cards may be obtained by call- 
ing (301) 405-8073. 

Below is a sampling of funds to which 
contributions can be made: 

• James MacGregor Burns Academy of 

• Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center 

• School of Architecture Gift Fund 

■ Baltimore Incentive Awards Program 

• Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

• College Park Scholars 

• David C. Driskell Center for the Study of 
the African Diaspora 

T\ T early 70 percent of Americans 
JL^I want U.S. troops to follow up 
the war against Afghanistan-based 
Arab terrorists by going after Iraqi 
dictator Saddam Hussein, according 
to a poll released yesterday by a Uni- 
versity of Maryland organization,And 
perhaps even more significantly, sup- 
port for an "active" U.S. role in world 
affairs has leaped to 81 percent, the 
highest recorded since the end of 
die Second World War. "Isolationism 
is dead " said I.M. Destler, an adviser 
to the Program on International Poli- 
cy Attitudes, which published the 
results at the Carnegie Endowment 
for International Peace. "Osama bin 
Laden has made the biggest mistake 
anyone's made since December 7, 
1 941 , about American sentiment " he 
added. Desder's pronouncement on 
the efficacy of Osama bin Laden 's 
foreign policy was carried in the Cal- 
garySun.Nov. 14. 


ritics of the anti45ioterrorism 
efforts of the Centers for Dis- 
ease Control and Prevention risk 
committing the same error that some 
AIDS activists did in the 1980's. Back 
then, the National Institutes of 
Health were assailed for a slow and 
ineffective response to AIDS, but the 
N.I.H. had never been set up to 
respond to a public health emer- 
gency. Similarly, since its beginning as 
an agency for combadng wartime 
malaria, the CDC's job has been 
tracking and cracking naturally 
occurring or inadvertently generated 
disease outbreaks. It has performed 
that task admirably well, but bioter- 
rorism presents a vastly different 
problem. Blaming government agen- 
cies for failing at jobs they were not 
created to perform is unproductive * 
Christopher Foreman, professor in 
the School of Public Affairs, wrote a 
letter that appeared in the New York 
Times, Nov. 14. 

Statesman Nelson Mandela on 
Wednesday called for an "interna- 
tional negotiating machinery" in the 
Middle East, insisting it was the sole 
path to peace in the conflict-ridden 
region. Presenting the fourth annual 
Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace here 
at the University of Maryland, the 83- 
year-old former South African presi- 
dent urged that "we must have an 
international negotiating machinery" 
in the Middle East, That would 
include the United States, Britain, 
France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Man- 
dela said he told US President 
George W. Bush on Monday: "You 
must accept this proposal, because It 
is the only one that will bring about 
peace in the Middle East." "It is 
appropriate in this Sadat lecture," the 
Nobel Peace Prize winner opined, 
"that we should point specifically to 
the situation in the Middle East and 
the imperative that a lasting and just 
settlement be found to that long-sim- 
mering conflict" between Israelis and 
Palestinians, which has seen nearly 
1,000 people killed since the Pales- 


tinian intifada, or uprising, broke out 
in September 2000. Mandela's 
thoughts at his Anwar Sadat Lecture 
were carried around the world.This 
report was byAgence France-Presse, 
Nov. 15. 

Even the famous collapse in stock 
financing for infant high-tech 
companies isn't what it's cracked up 
to be. Unlike bankers and bondhold- 
ers, stock investors take ownership 
stakes in companies, "The quantity of 
the deal flow is down a bit" for ven- 
ture-capital stock investments, "but 
the quality is either the same or 
improved," says Donald Spero, direc- 
tor of the Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship at the University of 
MaryIand."Entrepreneurship is alive 
and well and thriving, but it's 
tougher and more sober." Of course it 
is. The whole financing environment 
Is tougher. That's what recessions are 
for. The economy is weeding out the 
inefficient, the overextended, the 
unlucky and the lunatic. Spero's 
overview of the present climate for 
start-up companies appeared in the 
Baltimore Sim, Nov. 18. 

Toss out the high-field magnets 
and other exotic equipment, and 
physics Prof. Steven Anlage's super- 
conductivity lab at the University of 
Maryland, College Park could pass for 
a back room at the United Nations. 
His graduate students hail from 
Brazil, Pakistan and Taiwan, Joining 
them on the frontier of electric- 
power research is a Russian post- 
doctoral scholar. Together with the 
rest of the physics department, they 
work on projects ranging from NASA 
satellites to quantum computing for 
the Defense Department. But is this 
already a scene from the past? Seek- 
ing to close the loopholes that 
allowed one of the September 1 1 
hijackers to remain in America on an 
expired student visa, the Bush admin- 
istration and some legislators are 
looking to change the way foreign 
students are admitted and tracked. 
Congress is weighing a spate of pro- 
posals, from creating a foreign-stu- 
dent database to a moratorium on 
new visas. Professor Anlage's class 
was the lead in a story on the nar- 
rowing door for foreign students in 
U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 26. 

The show is the first on American 
soil to draw from the Gordon W 
Prange Collection, 21 million pages 
of books, pamphlets, newspapers, 
periodicals, news agency photos, 
posters and maps produced in occu- 
pied Japan and housed at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, College Park. Ameri- 
can troops and civilian workers led 
the Allied Forces' effort to demilita- 
rize and democratic japan following 
World War II. Prange, a university his- 
torian, was serving in the Navy with 
the occupying forces. After his Naval 
service, he remained in Japan and 
worked as the chief of Gen. Douglas 
MacArthur's historical staff. "The 

occupation period really was a piv- 
otal time in Japanese history and in 
our relationship with the Japanese," 
says Amy Wasserstrom, manager of 
the Prange Collection. As she 
planned die exhiblt.Wasserstrom 
concentrated on how die postwar 
period set "the course for the Japan 
of today in very major ways, and that 
the occupation and occupation 
forces really overhauled so many dif- 
ferent aspects of the culture" While 
the exhibit only skims the intricacies 
of overhauling a country, it does sug- 
gest a political strategy respectful of 
Japan's heritage. "1 have to say from 
everydiing I've read about the occu- 
pation, [the Allied Forces made an 
effort] to come in and democratize 
but allowed die Japanese to find 
their own path to democracy," 
Wasserstrom says, "I think many of 
the intellectuals in die occupation 
advised MacArthur not to purge 
Japan of all of Its history and tradi- 
tion." The in-depth look at the Prange 
Collection being exhibited in Balti- 
more was printed in die Baltimore 
Sun, Nov. 24. 

WTp he world as a whole has not 
A fully absorbed how powerful 
biotechnology is getting" said Dr. 
John D, Steinbruner, director of the 
Center for International and Securi- 
ty. Studies at Maryland, part of the 
University of Maryland. "This is a real 
watershed." Indeed, within days of 
the attacks on the World Trade Cen- 
ter and Pentagon, die Biotechnology 
Industry Organization, acting at the 
government's request, asked all its 
member companies what technology 
they had that could be used to create 
bioweapons and asked them to be 
on the alert for unusual orders for 
their products. About 30 of the 400 
companies that responded reported 
that they had had some inquiry in 
the past that might have been suspi- 
cious, according to Carl B. Feldbaum, 
president of the trade group. He said 
the information was turned over to 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
Some experts say that given the com- 
plexities of the technology, scientists 
themselves, as opposed to legislators, 
have to take the lead in designing 
ways to ensure proper uses of 

The National Academy of Sciences 
and Dr. Steinbruner at Maryland, 
working separately under grants 
from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, 
are beginning studies aimed at 
designing rules for the scientists 
aimed at deterring bioterrorism. But 
developing such a framework will be 
difficult. "You're talking about institu- 
tional arrangements that don't exist. 
for wliich there are no good models,'' 
Dr. Steinbruner said. One big prob- 
lem is tliat the same tools, Informa- 
tion and experiments that would be 
used to develop weapons are used to 
make drugs as well. Steinbruner 's 
critical role in defeating bioterrorism 
was revealed in the New York Times, 
Nov. 27. 


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Good WIN Spreading 

Community Service Programs 
provides an extensive list of 
holiday community service 
opportunities taking place 
throughout the month of 
December. Opportunities range 
from donating toys, food, cloth- 
ing and other items to visiting 
nursing homes to sing holiday 
songs. Interested individuals 
can call Community Service 
Programs at (301) 314-CARE to 
receive a copy or visit the Web 
site at 

One particular opportunity: 
The student group Beyond 
These Walls is having a holiday 
toy drive and party. Eighty-five 
gifts for boys and girls ages 2- 
1 2 are needed to donate to chil- 
dren from the Langley Park 
community. Ideal gifts are new 
and of educational value, such 
as Legos or books. The gifts 
will be given out at a holiday 
party on Wednesday, Dec. 1 2, 
from 7-9:30 p.m. Volunteers are 
needed to plan and set up the 
party, wrap gifts and run games 
and activities at the party. Con- 
or, or visit 
www. beyondthesewall s . org. 

Border Crossing to 
Building Community 

The Border Crossing to Build- 
ing Community Spring 2002 
Speaker Series is focused 
around the theme of liberation 
theology in an effort to engage 
people from across faiths, but 
especially those from the 
majority faith, in dialogue about 
how a liberationist reconcepru- 
alizat ion of religion, faith and 
spirituality can facilitate multi- 
cultural community building. 

Putting Our Tech Foot Forward 


D.J. Pattf, a researcher with IPST, talks about weather "hot spots" and other findings of the team he 
is working with, which is headed by math professor James Vorke and Eugenia Kalnay, chair of the 
Department of Meteorology. He was one of several university presenters at the state's Technology 
Showcase in Baltimore last week. 

Information for 
Faculty and Staff 

Faculty and staff should line up 
for the campus-wide Commence- 
ment in Room 01 13 Cole Field 
House at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, 
Dec. 20. The processional begins at 
8:40 a.m. Special arrangements 
can be made for the participation 
of individuals with disabilities by 
contacting the Office of Special 
Events at 5-4638. 

Faculty and Staff Regalia 
Rental Fee Information 

Five percent Maryland sates tax 
will be added to atl cash, check and 
personal credit card payments. 
SM's and departmental credit 
cards will not be charged sales tax. 

Bachelor Cap a nd Gown $1 2.80 

Bachelor Hood $11.50 

Bachelor Cap, Gown, Hood $24.30 

Masters Cap and Gown $14,80 

Masters Hood $13.50 

Masters Cap, Gown, Hood $28.30 

Doctoral Cap and Gown $19.30 

Doctoral Hood $15.00 

Doctoral Cap, Gown, Hood $34.00 

Please return regalia promptly 
after Commencement 

The Diversity Initiative's Diver- 
sity Showcase is bringing five 
nationally recognized liberation 
theologians to campus this 
spring. Mark your calendars for: 

Bishop John S, Spong, Har- 
vard School of Divinity — Thurs- 
day, Jan. 31 

Pui Lan Kwok, Episcopal 
Divinity School — Tuesday, Feb. 

Reverend James H, Cone, 
Union Theological Seminary — 
Thursday, March 7 

Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Drew 
Theological School— Tuesday, 
April 16 

Reverend Kiyul Chung, Korea 
Truth Commission— Thursday, 
May 2 

Engagements will run 
from 4-6 p.m. in the 
Nyumburu Cultural Cen- 
ter Multipurpose Room. A 
book signing will immedi- 
ately follow each presen- 
tation. Refreshments will 
be served. Admission is 
free and open to the pub- 
lic. For more information, 
please contact Christine 
Clark, executive director, 
Office of Human Relations 
Programs at (301) 405-2841 

Good Morning 

Commuter Affairs and 
Community Service is cur- 
rently seeking depart- 
ments interested in sched- 
uling dates to host and/or 
market your services and 
activities for the spring 
semester. "Good Morning, 
Commuters!'' meets sever- 
al important commuter 
needs. These needs 
include obtaining informa- 
tion in a convenient, time- 
ly manner; the opportuni- 
ty to interact with stu- 
dents, faculty and staff: 
and feeling a connection 
to campus. 

For more information, 

contact Leslie Perkins at (301) 

314-7250 or lperkins@accmail. 

Allele's Hits the Road 

During this last week of Adele's 
American Tours lunch specials, 
Adele's features foods inspired 
by the state of Washington. Star- 
buck's drinks and apple crisp 
will be served everyday. Tues- 
day will feature apple and jica- 
ma salad;Wednesday is tuna 
basket;Thursday is Seattle shell- 
fish stew and Friday is North- 
west buffet. The dinner special 
of the week is grilled salmon. 

Computer Training 

Do you want to enhance your 
computer skills for business or 
personal use? Many non-credit 
certification and career-build- 
ing training courses are offered 
on campus during evenings 
and weekends. Beginning this 
January, LearnIT classes offered 
in Lefrak Hall include: 

• Web Development 

• Advanced Web Development 

• Flash 5 

• Data-based Web Applications 

• A+ Hardware/A-l- Software 

For more information, contact 
the LearnIT Staff at (301) 405- 
1670 or, 
or visit 


Learnlt: Computer 

Learn the vendor-independent 
networking skills and concepts 
that affect all aspects of net- 
working. The Network-i- course 
covers the fundamentals of 
computer networking. The 
class also helps to prepare stu- 
dents for Microsoft Networking 
Essentials and Novell Network- 
ing Technologies exams. 

Network-i- will be offered on 
campus in January. Session 

N0201 will be held on Tuesday 
and Thursday evenings, plus 
one Saturday session (Jan. 3, 8, 
10, 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24). 

For more information, contact 
the LearnIT Staff at (301) 405- 
1670 or 
or visit 

Bowl Fever 

Do you feel the fever? Join the 
Athletic Department in cele- 
brating the football team's 2001 
BCS Bowl bid and being 
crowned the 2001 ACC Cham- 
pions. Through this Friday, Dec. 
14, show your Maryland pride 
by wearing red or any Mary- 
land paraphernelia and display- 
ing promotional items in your 
windows and office. Be creative 
and spread the fever! 

For more information, contact 
Chrystie Klar at (301) 314-5252 
or, or 

University Senate 

All members of the campus 
community are invited to 
attend the University Senate 
Meeting scheduled for Thurs- 
day, Dec. 13 in 0200 Skinner. 
Please note there has been a 
time change to 4 p.m.The agen- 
da includes: 

• Report of the Chair 

• Special Elections — Nomina- 
tions Committee 

• Report of Committees 

• Senate Programs, Curricula, & 
Courses (the six proposals can 
be accessed at the Web site list- 
ed below) 

• Senate Student Conduct Com- 
mittee—Resolution to Amend 
the Code of Student Conduct 

• Modifications to the CUSF 

For more information, contact 
the University Senate Office at 
(301) 405-5805 or college-park- 
senate® urn ail., or visit 
www. inform . umd . edu/EdR es/