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Outlook 




Prange 
Collection: 
Realities of 
Post-war Japan 
Revealed 



Page 4 



THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume 17 • Number 5 * March 5, 2002 



Terps Take it 
to Annapolis 

Hundreds of students, 
faculty and staff 
from the University 
of Maryland took their battle 
for higher education to the 
state legislature on Terrapin 
Pride Day last week. 

In recent years, the univer- 
sity has received generous 
budget increases aimed at 
reaching funding levels com- 
parable to peer universities 
across the country. In fiscal 
year 2000, the state con- 
tributed $302 million to 
Maryland's operating budget. 
Fiscal year 2001 saw a 10 
percent increase to $333. 1 
million from the state. State 
monies account for 35 per- 
cent of die total $941 million 
university operating budget. 
But university supporters are 
afraid the state legislature's 
generosity may come to a 
halt.The terrorist attacks of 
Sept. 1 1 have bruised the 
state economy and left many 
wondering if higher educa- 
tion will continue to be a 
priority. 

"In these difficult budget- 
ary times, it is vitalty impor- 
tant that the university have 
a strong presence in Annapo- 
lis," said Ross Stern, assistant 
to the university president 
for legislative and communi- 
ty relations. "The governor is 
continuing to make higher 
education a priority in his 
budget and we want to sup- 
port his budget," 



Cole's Other Winning Team 

Folks Who Clean, Care for and Cater 




PHOTO a¥ CYNTHIA NUTCHCL 



Frank Montoya, with Building Services, replaces a broken soap dispenser in s Cole Field House restroom. 
He is one of a handful of employees who keep the facility well-stocked and ready for each crowd. 



Maryland basketball has 
left the building. 
As Cole Field House hosted 
its last game Sunday night, 
fans remembered the players 
and coaches and games that 
have passed through over the 
past 47 years. Behind the vic- 
tories and defeats, there have 
been a group of people who 
have worked at Cole and kept 
it up and running as smoothly 



and safely as they couid. From 
housekeepers, ushers, conces- 
sions workers, managers and 
chair cleaning specialists, 
they worked so that Cole 
could. 

Keeping Fans Fed 

Maureen Quinones knows 
most of her customers. If not 
by name, then by order. A 
Dove bar here, a king-sized 



bag of Skittles there, 
Quinones has sold conces- 
sions at Cole for four years. 
"It's fun and it's good money," 
says Quinones, a Prince 
George's Community College 
student who worked an ice 
cream cart during basketball 
games. 
Dining Services staffs con- 
See COLE, page 5 



Athletics Working in 
Harmony with Academics 



Charles Wellford's 
interest in the aca- 
demic well being of 
university athletes 
led him from a campus role on 
the issue, to a position as one of 
two representatives from the 
Atlantic Coast Conference in 
the Equity Conference Working 
Group. 

Wellford is chair of the crim- 
inology and criminal justice 
department and chair of the 
campus Athletic Council, 
which works toward academ- 
ic, as well as athletic, excel- 
lence. The council advises the 
president on policy matters 
affecting intercollegiate athlet- 
ics. The Atlantic Coast Confer- 
ence (ACQ asked him to be 
one of two representatives 
from the conference to the 
working group. 

"It's important that people 
know we're leading in our stan- 



dards for student athletes and 
centrally involved [in national 
reform]," says Wellford. For exam- 
ple, the NCAA does not require 
freshmen athletes to maintain a 
certain grade point average to 
compete, Maryland requires at 
least a 1 .7 at the completion of 
24 credit hours. Wellford says 
the seemingly low expectation 
takes into account that being a 
freshman and an athlete can be 
overwhelming. Grade point 
requirements increase as the 
student progresses. 

Of five major themes being 
given attention by the Knight 
Foundation Commission on 
Intercollegiate Athletics, Well- 
ford saysACC presidents agreed 
that the first two they would 
begin working on were: aca- 
demics/eligibility and recruit- 
ing/playing/practice seasons. 

See REFORM, page 4 



Academy Membership 
Carries Clout 



Organizations bestow 
titles and give awards 
regularly. However, 
not too many association 
honors come with the clout 
carried by National Acade- 
mies membership. 

With the recent election of 
three faculty members, the 
university can now claim 26 
spots in the academies. 
Robert H. Smith School of 
Business Dean Robert Frank, 
School of Public Affairs Pro- 
fessor Jacques Gansler and 
Roger C. Lipitz, chair of the 
Center for Public Policy and 
Private Enterprise in the pub- 
lic affairs school all received 
membership in the National 
Academy of Engineering. 
President Dan Mote is also an 
engineering academy mem- 
ber. The academies include 
the National Academy of Sci- 
ences, the Institute of Medi- 
cine and the National 



Research Council (NRQ. 

"It's attractive to graduate 
students. They look specifi- 
cally to the quality of the 
individual faculty," said Ann 
Wylie, assistant to the presi- 
dent and chief of staff. "It 
speaks to the quality of the 
institution." 

Created in 1863 by the U.S. 
Congress, the academies 
advise the government in sci- 
entific and technical matters. 
There are 1,857 active U.S. 
members, 250 members 
emeriti and 158 foreign asso- 
ciates. In addition, a National 
Associates category was cre- 
ated last year to recognize 
those that "serve 'pro bono 
publico' on committees'' of 
the NRC. Charles Wellford, 
chair of the Department of 
Criminology and Criminal 
Justice, is a member of this 

See ACADEMIES, page 4 



Next 

Generation 
Internet 
Hosted by 
University 

Imagine a professor teach- 
ing students worldwide 
from his or her desktop 
computer, or surgeons provi- 
ding Eve assistance to medi- 
cal personnel in remote areas. 
This is today's reality brought 
to you by Internet 2. limited 
only by the imagination. 

The university played a 
leadership role in creating 
today's Internet with signifi- 
cant contributions in the 
areas of image processing, 
routing protocols and the 
domain name service (DNS). 
In fact, one of the 1 3 DNS 
root name servers still 
resides at the university. In 
keeping with this tradition, 
OIT is actively working to 
provide the support neces- 
sary for the university to con- 
tinue its leading role in ad- 
vanced research on the uses 
of computing technology. 

Maryland's participation in 
Internet2, a consortium of 
more than 180 universities 
working in partnership with 
government and industry, 
will further this effort.The 
lnternet2 consortium strives 
to design a more advanced 
and cutting-edge, yet stable, 
computer network infra- 
structure that will promote 
the development and sup- 
port of sophisticated and rev- 
olutionary applications, serv- 
ices and technology. 

Members of Internet2 con- 
nect to a very high-speed, 
low-delay network backbone 
named Abilene. The connec- 
tions are made through a 
number of regional network 
aggregation points, known as 
GigaPoPs, which serve mem- 
bers in a geographic area. 
Since the GigaPoPs are them- 
selves regional networks, the 
Internet2 is much like the 
original Internet in that it is 
not one network, but a col- 
lection of networks. 

Sheer speed is one of the 
more visible characteristics 
that differentiates this net- 
work from the congested tra- 
ditional Internet. Launched in 
1996, the Abilene fiber-optic 
backbone operates at a blaz- 
ing 2.4 gigabits per second 
and provides the advanced 
networking capabilities need- 
ed by the Internet^ research 
community. 

See INTERNET2, page 4 



MARCH 



2 O O 2 






dateline 
maryland 

YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: MARCH 5-12 



march 5 



9:30-11:30 a.m., Women's 
Golf Association Orienta- 
tion Meeting University Golf 
Course. Annual orientation 
meeting at the Golf Course 
Club House. All Maryland 
women interested in playing 
with the 9- or 18-hole group 
are welcome. A buffet break- 
fast will be served; the cost is 
$ 1 .50. For more information, 
contact Betty Bowers, 5-04 18 
or eb90@umail.umd.edu.* 

12:30-1:45 p.m., Works-in- 
Progress Series 01 35 Taliafer- 
ro. "The detestable," "die clum- 
sy" and "the superlatively odi- 
ous": Victorian Writers and the 
Declining Taste for the Baroque, 
with Leonee Ormond, profes- 
sor of Victorian Studies, King's 
College, University of London. 
Contact Karen Nelson at 5- 
6830 or knl5@umail.umd.edu, 
or visit www. inform. umd.edu/ 
crbs/calendar. 

2-3:30 p.m.. Center for 
Teaching Excellence: Lead- 
ing a Rough Draft Workshop 
0100 Marie Mount. Covers sev- 
eral approaches to integrating 
rough draft workshop sessions 
in class, and strategies for help- 
ing students become critical 
readers of peer writing. Please 
RSVP. For more information, 
contact Mary Wesley at 5-9356 
or mwesley@deans.umd. edu, 
or visit www.umd.edu/cte. 

4 p.m.. What's the Matter 
in the Universe? 1412 
Physics Building. Vera Rubin, 
senior fellow in astronomy at 
the Carnegie Institution in 
Washington, DC, examines 
the dark parts of the universe. 
For more information, contact 
Anna Salajegheh at 5-8140 or 
annasaia® wam.umd.edu, or 
visit http://metosrv2.umd.edu/ 
~sigmaxiAIisting.html. 

4:15-6 p.m.. Perspectives in 
Minority Achievement 1121 
Benjamin. Panelists Kenneth 
Strike, Carol Parham and James 
Richmand will discuss school 
policies and academic achieve- 
ment. For more information, 
contact Martin L. Johnson at 
mjl3@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. education . umd . edu/ 
MIMAUE. 

5:30 p.m., Daniel Heifetz: 
Strange Bedfellows Labora- 
tory Theatre, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. With banjo 



We Have a Winner! 

Marsha Turner Botts, academic program specialist for Aca- 
demic Achievement Programs, correctly guessed the loca- 
tion of the plaque in last week's mystery photo. It can be 
found in the memorial garden surrounding Ftossborough Inn, Come 
on down to the Turner Building and claim your prize, a coupon for 
the Coffee Bar in the Student Union. Call Monette Bailey at 5-4629. 



player Buddy Watcher. Part of 
the Take Five series. Free. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd. edu . 

7 p.m., Chinese Film Series 

Basement, St. Mary's Hall/Not 
One Less," directed by Zhang 
Yimou, 1999- For more infor- 
mation, visit www.inform.umd. 

edu/igca. 



lONESDAV 



march 6 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS PowerPoint 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
Prerequisite: at least three 
months active experience with 
basic MS PowerPoint tools. The 
fee is $70. For more informa- 
tion, contact the OIT Training 
Services Coordinator at 5-0443 
or oit-training@umail.umd.edu, 
or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc,' 

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Person- 
nel Services Seminar: Can't 
We All Just Get Along? 

1 101U Chesapeake. Covers five 
basic principles for creating a 
workplace climate of coopera- 
tion and idea sharing. The fee 
is $140. For more information 
or to register, contact Natalie 
Torres at 5-5651 or traindev® 
accmail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. personnel. umd. edu.* 

tO a.m., Andre Watts Piano 
Masterclass Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. World- 
famous concen pianist and 
anist-in-residence at the School 
of Music leads liis first master- 
class of the spring semester. 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 

11 a.m. -3 p.m.. Spring 
Majors Fair Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. Join aca- 
demic advisors, faculty and stu- 
dents from various colleges 
and departments to discuss 
majors and career opportuni- 
ties. For more Information, con- 



tact Joelle Davis Carter at 
jdcarte r@ deans . umd.edu. 

12-1 p.m.. Research and 
Development Presentation 

0114 Counseling Center. Topic: 
Workplace Heterosexism and 
Ad justment Among Lesbian, Gay 
and Bisexual Individuals: The 
Role of Unsupportive Social 
Interactions. With Nathan 
Smith, psychological intern. 

3 p.m.. Art Department 
Lecture Series West Gallery, 
Art-Sociology Building. With 
Whitfield Lovell, a painter 
dealing with African American 
images in his mixed media 
paintings and constructions. For 
more information, call 5-1464. 

4-5 p.m.. The 21st Century 
Information Professional 

0109 Hombake Library. With 
Jose Marie Griffiths, chair of 
Information Science at the 
Unversity of Pittsburgh, where 
she also is professor and direc- 
tor of the Sara Fine Institute 
for Interpersonal Behavior and 
Technology. For information, 
contact Diane Barlow at 5-2042 
or dbarIow@deans.umd.edu, or 
visit www.clis.umd.edu. 



H II R S D AY 



march 7 



8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate Filemaker Pro 3332 
Computer & Space Science. 
The fee is $120. For more infor- 
mation or to register, contact 
the OIT Training Services Coor- 
dinator at 5-0443 or oit-train- 
ing@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. oit . umd . edu/sc . * 

4-6 p.m., Border Crossing to 
Build Community Speakers 
Series: Rev. James H. Cone 

Multipurpose Room, Nyumbu- 
ru Cultural Center. With the 
Rev. James H. Cone of Union 
Theological Seminary. Contact 
Christine Clark at 5-2841 or 
ceclark® deans . umd . edu . 

7:30 p.m.. From Community 
to Privacy: Greek Culture in 



Transition Kogod Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. With Dimitris Tziovas, 
professor of Modern Greek 
Studies and director of the 
Center for Byzantine, Ottoman, 
and Modern Greek Studies, 
University of Birmingham, UK. 
Free. Reception will follow. For 
more information, call 5-0356. 

8 p.m., Phifharmonia 
Ensemble: A Concert of 
Film Composers Memorial 
Chapel. With the student-led 
chamber orchestra, joined by 
guests the Prism Brass Quintet. 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
clarice smithcen ter. umd .edu . 



march 8 

12-12:50 p.m.. Entomology 
Colloquium 1 140 Plant Sci- 
ences. With Benjamin Norfnark, 
Department of Entomology, 
University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst,"Brood chambers, 
endosymbionts, and the adap- 
tive significance of haplodipoi- 
dy." For information, call 5-3911 
or visit www.entm.umd.edu. 

5:30 p.m.. University of 
Maryland Brass Ensemble 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. A one- 
hour showcase for brass and 
percussion with faculty artists 
Chris Gekker, Greg Miller, John 
Tarbya and others. Call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.umd .edu . 

8 p.m.. Faculty Spotlight 
Recital: Daniel Foster, Viola 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Faculty artist and principal vio- 
list of the National Symphony 
Orchestra with NSO concert- 
master Nutri Bar-Josef and 
pianst Audrey Andrist. Call 
(301) 405-ARTS or see www. 
daricesmithce n ter. umd .edu, 

8 p.m.. Big Dance Theatre: 
The Portrait of Shunkin See 

page 3. 

8 p.m.. Fashion See page 3- 



march 9 

8 p.m., Perla Batalla See p. 3- 

8 p.m.. Music of Our Time: 
Opus 3 and the Walsum 
Competition Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Acclaimed 
trio Opus 3 (violin, cello, 
piano) perform prize-winning 
student compositions. Call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 



march 11 

6:30-8:30 p.m.. In The Line 
of Fire 0114Tawes Fine Arts. 



See For Your Interest, page 8. 

8 p.m.. University of Mary- 
land Concert Band Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Featuring musical 
excerpts from the movie " Tita- 
nic ,"Johan de Meij's a ward- win- 
ning composition "The Lord of 
the Rings- and a new overture 
written in tribute to the Winter 
Olympics. For more information, 
call (301) 405-ARTS or see www. 
ciaricesmitiicenter. umd .edu . 



march 12 

5 p.m., Guarneri String 
Quartet Open Rehearsal 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, For more information, 
call (301) 405-ARTS or visit 
www claricesmithcenter. umd . 
edu. 

8 p.m., Midori, violin, 
Robert McDonald, piano 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Before 
Midori fulfilled the promise of 
her extraordinary childhood 
genius, "young violinists could 
find few role models worth 
emulating," noted The Washing- 
ton Post. Ticket prices range 
from $20-40. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS or 
visit www.claricesmithcenter. 
umd.edu.* 



or additional event 
■ listings, visit the 

Outlook Web site 
at www.collegepub- 
lisher.com/outlook. 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx at 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 trie Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to toe date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to 
outlook©accrnail. umd.edu. 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*) 



Outlook 



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

Brodie Remington 'Vice 
President for University Relations 

Teresa Flannery ■ Executive 
Director of University 
Communications ami Director of 
Marketing 

George Cathcart ■ Executive 
Editor 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel • Art Director 

Laura Lee ■ Graduate Assistant 

Robert K. Gardner ■ Editorial 
Assistant & Contributing Writer 

Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
oons and campus information are 
welcome. Please submit aJJ material 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication, 

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

Telephone ■ (301) 405-4629 
Fax • (301) 314-9344 
E-mail • outlook@accmail.iund.edu 
www.colkgepubiisher. com/outlook 







OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



"Fashion" Will Keep 
You in Stitches 



Welcome to 
Anna Cora 
Mowatt's 
world of* Fash- 
ion," where New York's high 
society is struggling to define 
itself and is looking to die 
French for inspiration. The 



daughter, Seraphina. Her 
extravagance is ruining her 
husband, who is caught in 
financial misconduct. 

Producing the play as a 
period piece was an easy 
decision for Nathans.As a 
theater historian and artist. 




'Fashion" transcends its time with light-hearted humor and a satiri- 
cal look into New York high society- 



university's Department of 
Theatre will present this 19th 
century farce beginning on 
March 8 in the Ina and Jack 
Kay Theatre, directed by 
Assistant Professor Heather 
Nathans. 

One of the finest of its 
time, "Fashion" was written 
by one of the first American 
women to achieve popular 
success as a playwright. It 
premiered March 24, 1845 in 
New York and instandy 
became a success. 

"Fashion'' speaks to some- 
thing that is part of all of us, 
the desire to have something 
we can't quite attain. The 
story revolves around Mrs. 
Tiffany, the wife of a newly 
rich businessman. Mrs, 
Tiffany has high social ambi- 
tions for herseif and her 



For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
3 01. 405 .ARTS or visit www. 
cl aricesmith center, umd. edu. 

Clarice Smith 

Performing Arts 

CkisTTER^'Marytand 




she found that "as social 
satire, the play would be 
hard to produce if moved 
past the context ."With elabo- 
rate costumes, beautiful 
scenery and a script that 
stays true to the 1840s, the 
play maintains a unique his- 
torical perspective and light- 
hearted humor. 

"Fashion" holds a special 
place in American history as 
one of the first successful 
plays written by an American 
woman. In 1845, the theatri- 
cal profession was ridiculed 
by society. Mowatt helped to 
set the American theater on 
the path from social and 
moral contempt to respecta- 
bility. "Much is made of 
Mowatt's portrayal of virtu- 
ous characters onstage, 
unusual at a time when the 
theater was still not a 
respectable profession for 
women," noted Nathans. 

The play and its themes 
transcend time. "People today 
are still fascinated with the 
idea of celebrity and recog- 
nize the importance of fash- 
ion in today's society," said 
Nadians. 

Tickets are $13; $5 for 
students. Contact the Ticket 
Office or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd .edu 
for specific times and dates. 



Perla Batalla Explores her Latin Roots 



The voice of Los Ange- 
les native Perla Batal- 
la is full of joy. She 
has a tone, a depth of emo- 
tion and a magical expres- 
siveness that make an 
evening with her an unfor- 
gettable experience. On Sat- 
urday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in 
the Robert andArlene 
Kogod Theatre, Batalla per- 
forms songs of her Mexican 
heritage from her two most 
recent CDs,"Mestiza" and 
"Heaven and Earth." 

Batalla began her career 
as a backup singer in 1988 
for an eclectic group of per- 
formers including Leonard 
Cohen, k.d. lang, the Gypsy 
Kings and Iggy Pop. From her 
success as a backup per- 
former she was encouraged 
to write music of her own. 
Her personal artistic journey 




Perla Batalla 

began by delving into her 
cultural roots. This homage 
to her Latin American back- 
ground opened up an entire 
world of music and has been 



an inspiration for her finest 
works. Her albums reflect 
her struggles as a woman 
of mixed heritage and her 
journey to her homeland. 

With a mature voice, 
Batalla brings power and 
understanding to her 
singing. Her diverse and 
eclectic influences are evi- 
dent in her writing, arrang- 
ing and performing, cut- 
ting across genre and lan- 
guage. Her music com- 
bines traditional Mexican 
folk melodies, powerful 
bluesy ballads, traditional 
Latino melodies and puls- 
ing rhythms to achieve a 
sophisticated and contem- 
porary sound. 

Tickets for Perla Batalla are 
$25, $5 for students. Call the 
Ticket Office at (301) 405- 
ARTS for more information. 



Big Dance Offers Area Premiere 



Anrtie-B Parson and Paul Lazar of Big 
Dance Theatre mix music, text and 
l dance in a D.C. area premiere of "The 
Portrait of Shunkin," with music by Glen 
Branca and Cynthia Hopkins. The perform- 
ance will be March 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in the 
Dance Theatre. A co-presentation by Wash- 
ington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) and 
the center, "Shunkin" is part of the WPAS 
Silk Road Project, an international explo- 
ration of the arts, inspired by Yo-Yo Ma. 

Based on Junichiro Tanizaki's 1933 short 
story of the same title, "Shunkin" is a 
provocative story of love and loyalty. The 
tale takes a contemporary twist when Big 
Dance changes its heroine, Shunkin, from an 
abusive, blind and classical musician who 



torments her male lover, into an American 
rock star. 

In an effort to show how artistic achieve- 
ments can cause both admiration and isola- 
tion, "Shunkin" delves into the alienation of 
the artist, "A trained bird sings more beauti- 
fully than a wild one," Shunkin says. To her, 
the caged bird symbolizes art while the other 
bird symbolizes nature, Shunkin's choice 
places her outside convention. 

Founded in 1990, Big Dance Theater is led 
by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, whose 
work has been presented at Dance Theater 
Workshop in New York City for the last five 
seasons. Tickets are $20, SS for students and 
can be purchased through the Ticket Office. 
For more information, call (3011 405-ARTS, 



Soulful Chameleon Comes to Clarice 



Powerhouse Toshi 
Re agon will deliver a 
distinctive mix of 
blues, funk, rock and folk to 
the Joseph and Alma Gilden- 
horn Recital Hall on Mon- 
day, March 18 at 8 p.m. 
Reagon's strong alto and 
infectious wails will incite a 
hand-raising, foot-stomping 
delight. Reagon will be per- 
forming selections from her 
new CD, "Toshi." 

A musical chameleon, 
Reagon comfortably changes 
her sound and guitar playing 
from folk to funk or from 
blues to rock and jazz by 
adapting to whatever musical 
influence she is exposed to. 
Known for her easy rapport, 
Reagon engages audience 
members, peppering her per- 
formance with warmth and 
comfortable conversation. 




Toshi Reagon 

A Washingtonian, Reagon 
was born in 1964. Her moth- 
er, Bernice Johnson Reagon, a 
founder of Sweet Honey in 
the Rock and civil rights 
scholar, was a strong influ- 



ence and both parents per- 
formed in the seminal Free- 
dom Singers. Reagon's own 
musical education was 
shaped by her openness to a 
wide variety of musical gen- 
res and styles and an 
upbringing of social activism. 

According to The New 
Yorker, Reagon paused dur- 
ing a recent performance to 
name three artists whose 
music she'd want along if she 
were stuck on a desert 
Island. "My mothers, of 
course, and Bob Marley and 
Joni Mitchell. If I could have 
another one," she added, with 
a laugh, "it 'd be Metallica" 

With each new album the 
praise for Reagon as a singer, 
songwriter, and guitarist 
increases. Her voice and gui- 
tar alone are enough to move 
mountains. 



4 



MARCH 5, 2002 



Looking at Japan's Post-war 




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A Japanese translation 
of Cinderella, a 
book on cooking, 
documents outlining 
the Civil Censorship 
Detachment policy and photo- 
graphs are just some of the 
items being shown in an exhib- 
it that opened last week in the 
R. Lee Hornbake Library. 
"Rebuilding a Nation: Japan in 
the Immediate Postwar Years, 
1945-1949" is part of the 
Gordon W. Prange Collection. 
Prange was a university profes- 
sor who served as Chief of 
General Douglas MacArthur's 




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historical staff After Allied Forces lifted the 
censorship of the Japanese media with the 
dismantling of the Civil Censorship 
Detachment, Prange shipped 17,000 news- 



Above. Masahiro Nishihama plays Japanese 
Shahukachi music for those attending the opening 
reception of Rebuilding a Nation: Japan in the 
immediate Postwar Years, 1945-1949 at Hornbake 
Library. At left, just a few of the publications that 
were censored during the period. 

paper tides, 75,000 books and pamphlets, 
10,000 news agency photos, 90 posters and 
more to the university. The exhibit, on the 
first floor of Hornbake, will run through 
May 24. Hours for viewing are Monday- 
Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, noon- 
5 p.m. 

The collection and Prange's research 
papers are available to researchers by calling 
Amy Wasserstrom at (301) 405-9348. 



Reforms Making Strides with Academics 

Continued from page I 



Some of the recommendations 
include shortening seasons. 
Wellford says some of the earli- 
est resistance to the changes 
came from athletes, even though 
the group works with a student 
athletic advisory committee. 

"The students said they want 
to be the best. They know it 
takes a lot of time," says Wellford. 

As with many other colleges 
and universities, Maryland's 
work is pushed along by a 
report issued by the Knight 
Commission last June,°A Call to 



Action: Reconnecting College 
Sports and Higher Education." It 
called for collaborative, universi- 
ty-wide efforts to further 
improve the academic life of ath- 
letes, Wellford says Maryland is 
fortunate in that it has an athlet- 
ic director who believes in the 
whole student athlete. 

"We still have some things to 
do," says Deborah Yow, director 
of university athletics. "But we're 
moving in the right direction and 
I'm proud of that. A number of 
the concepts [the Knight Com- 



mission] is studying I agree with. 
The season issue is important, 
but it's all really complicated." 

Yow says she and Wellford 
pull from each other's areas of 
expertise when attending ACC 
and NCAA meetings. When the 
agenda is academic, Wellford 
takes the lead. When it's an 
operations discussion, it is Yow. 

"The best thing we have is a 
faculty rep and an AD [athletic 
director] that trust each other, 
respect each other and work 
well together," she says. 



Infernet2: Connectivity 

Continued from page 1 



The Mid-Atlantic Cross- 
roads (MAX) is the Washing- 
ton Metropolitan area 
GigaPoP serving the mid- 
Adantic region. A multi-state 
consortium of four regional 
universities — Georgetown 
University, George Washing- 
ton University, Maryland and 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
and State University — runs 
MAX. MAX has one of the 
highest speed connections 
into Abilene, almost as fast as 
the backbone itself. The first 
router that connected the 
MAX to Abilene was located 
at Maryland, which adminis- 
ters and hosts this aggrega- 
tion point. 

In a big and complex 
world where communica- 
tions and partnerships are 
global, and where technolo- 
gy-dependence conUnues to 
grow, the need for innovative 
and revolutionary applica- 
dons is obvious. Researchers 
devise new ways to exploit 
the massive information 
transfer capabilities enabled 
by the Intemet2 network, to 
create applications that revo- 
lutionize human processes 
and interaction. 

For example, Fujitsu Labs 
of America at College Park 
CFLA-CP) hosts the School of 
the Internet project, whose 
mission is to support 
advanced videoconferencing 
between universities. Last 
fall, FLA-CP broadcast its first 
live remote lecture from its 
studio to a classroom at Keio 
University in Japan. The lec- 
ture traveled via FLA-CP's 
MAX connection over Inter- 
net 2 s network and demon- 
strated the a bib ties of lead- 
ing edge network properties, 
like the transmission of high- 
quality multimedia streams, 
by way of the next gene ra- 
don Internet protocol known 
as IPv6 OP version 6). 

The advanced capabilities 
of Internet 2 have the poten- 
tial to affect human culture 
in a number of exciting and 
unexpected ways, A good 
example is an iniUative 
known as the Internet2 Dis- 
tributed Musical (I2-DM), 
which could radically 
change the nature of musical 
performances. The 12-DM 
enables the delivery of full- 



bandwidth, high-quality 
video and audio to allow the 
sharing and synchronization 
of music, video and interac- 
tivity between two locations. 

In February 2001, Inter- 
net 2 enabled the production 
of "TheTechnophobe and 
the Madman," staged by the 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tute (RPI). The actual per- 
formance occurred in two 
locations 162 miles apart. 
One part of the perform- 
ance, "The Madman," was 
performed in New York City, 
while the other part, "Con- 
fessions of a Technophobe," 
took place at RPI, with the 
two being united electroni- 
cally in near real-time 
through Internet2's network- 
ing technology. 

Yet another application, 
remote monitoring of 
patients may become the 
order of the day in telemedi- 
clne. Furthermore, special 
and rare medical procedures 
could potentially be broad- 
cast in real-time to students, 
thereby making their educa- 
tion richer and paving the 
way for'virtually experi- 
enced" young medical pro- 
fessionals. Virtual surgery is 
another medical application 
also under test on Internet2. 

You do not need to work 
in computer science or per- 
form research in advanced 
scientific applications to 
benefit from Internet2. In 
fact, if you connect to a com- 
puter at another lnternet2 
member institution or site. 
you are already using it. The 
university has been connect- 
ed since 1998, and all Inter- 
net traffic to Intemet2 mem- 
bers is routed via MAX over 
the Interne t2 backbone to 
the member institution. Such 
traffic is taking advantage of 
the university's high-speed 
Intemet2 connection, trans- 
parent to the end-user. 

For technical assistance or 
questions regarding Inter- 
net2, send an e-mail to 
internet 2@nts .umd . edu . 

— ByTHpti Sinha and 
Mark Matties 

The original article appeared 
in the Spring 2002 edition of 
"IT for UM" newsletter. 



Academies: Honors 

Continued from page 1 



first class. 

Frank's membership is for 
his "cont* ibutions to the 
design and analysis of com- 
puter communication net- 
works" and Gansler and 
Lipitz are being honored for 
"public and private leader- 
ship in the U.S. Department 
of Defense and major con- 
tributions in teaching mis- 
sile guidance and control 
systems." 



According to National 
Academy of Engineering lit- 
erature, election is based on 
"unusual accomplishment 
in the pioneering of new 
and developing fields of 
technology" among other 
things. 

"It really is an extremely 
high honor, the highest a 
faculty can receive," said 
Wylie. "It's an academic 
blessing of excellence." 



OUTLOOK 



Cole: Crews Will Miss Activity, Though Not the Mess 

Continued from page 1 




cessions carts and stands 
with individuals and non- 
profit groups. Some work to 
raise money for charities, 
while others work for them- 
selves. On a good night, a 
concessions stand can raise 
$650. Anthony Manzano's 
manages a group of people 
who earn extra money for 
themselves. Most of them 
happen to be members of 
Solid Rock Church in 
Riverdale as well. Manzano 
first started working conces- 
sions as a student and has 
managed his own stand for 
17 years. Over that time he 
says the biggest change at 
Cole he's noticed are the 
fens, especially students. 
"They've become more 
obnoxious," he says. 

The Knights of Columbus, 
Calvert Council, have had a 
concession stand In Cole for 
six years, Dave Wilson, the 
stand's manager says the 
group raises money for its 
community charities. While 
fund raising, Wilson says if he 
is lucky, he can catch almost 
half a game. Although many 
of the concessions workers 
are looking forward to having 
more space to work in and 
newer equipment at the 
Comcast Center, Wilson says 
he will miss Cole a bit, "for 
sentimental reasons." Wilson 
used to watch his high 
school play its basketball 
games there in the '60s. 

Watching the Court, 
and Then Some 

Richard Carstens has been 
watching games at Cole for 



40 years. His father started 
taking him to Maryland 
basektball games when he 
was 10. He can regurgitate 
the plays of games 1 5 years 
ago because he was there. 
Since becoming a member of 
the event staff in 1979, he's 
had Ills eye on more than the 
basketball games. 

Some may think that the 
men and women in bright 
yellow event staff shirts con- 
trol crowds, but they do 
more than that. They direct 
people to dieir seats, conces- 
sions, restrooms and outdoor 
smoking areas. Mostly, they 
try to make the games safe 
and ejoyable for everyone. 

At one time managed by 
the university, the event staff 
is now contracted out to 
Contemporary Services Cor- 
poration (CSC), a national 
company that handles events 
such as the Super Bowl. Some 
of the original event staff was 
absorbed by CSC. Frances 
Strong, an event staff supervi- 
sor, is one of the original 
members. 

Strong works several Mary- 
land athletic events like foot- 
ball, lacrosse and field hock- 
ey, but her first love is basket- 
ball. "A friend brought me to 
Midnight Madness at Cole in 
1991 and I loved it," says 
Strong, an 11 -year member of 
the event staff. 

A Prince George's County 
school bus driver for 25 
years, Strong says that even 
when she retires, she wants 
to stay on with the event 
staff. 

"The atmosphere here is 



really warm " she says. "1 
haven't had any problems." 

Strong says she expects die 
biggest difference with the 
move into die Comcast Cen- 
ter will be the size. At Cole, 
she can just look across the 
building and find someone, 
but in that much larger space 
it will probably more difficult 
to track people down. 

Putting It All Together 

Curt Callahan has more to 
think about than Cole Field- 
house. He manages all of die 
facilities that the 25 universi- 
ty teams compete in and 
practice on. Even non-athletic 
events, such as commence- 
ment, that happen at an ath- 
letic facility, fall under his 
domain. His office is responsi- 
ble for the officials, ushers, 
housekeepers, police officers 
and announcers, among oth- 
ers. For last month's Duke 
game he had to organize 180 
gatemen and ushers and 50 
police officers. 

"Our main concern is the 
smooth running of any event 
and the safety of the specta- 
tors," Callahan says. 

Although Cole isn't his 
only responsibility, he has 
probably spent more time 
there than anywhere else on 
campus. It has been his cen- 
tral location as a former 
Maryland wrestler (1966-70) 
and assistant wrestling coach, 
and the office for his current 
posidon, which he has held 
for 14 years, is housed diere. 

Much of his time lately has 
been consumed with getting 
ready for the move into the 




PHOTO 6Y CVNTH1A MITCHEL 

Gary Williams, in a dark suit at the bottom far left, speaks to a reporter as crews set up for last Sunday's men's basketball game against 
Virginia. 



new Comcast Center, which 
entails a major relocation 
process — including the 
transfer of telephone lines 
and computers. He's current- 
ly trying to match keys widi 
doors and die appropriate 
people. 

"I don't think I'm going to 
have a lot of time to miss 
Cole in the first year," Calla- 
han says. 

He may be too busy to get 
sentimental about Cole now, 
but he still has a lot invested 
in the place. As a student, he 
saw Elvis, Bob Hope and 
Aretha Franklin perform 
there (although not all at 
once). As an athlete, he wres- 
ded in front of crowds of 
5,000 there. As a coach he 
spent countless hours in a 
part of Cole most people 
don't know about- the 
wrestling practice room, 
located on the mam floor off 
of a hallway lined with pho- 
tos of former Maryland 
wresders. 

"I spent so many hours and 
hours in that room," he says. 
"It's got a lot of memories. 
You just take your memories 
with you I guess." 

Polishing Cole's Image 

Though she's been respon- 
sible for Cole's upkeep for 
most of her 21 years at the 
university, Mary Walker sim- 
ply says she's "dealt widi Cole 
quite a bit" when asked about 
her duties. 

Walker is manager of spe- 
cial events in Zones 2, 3, 7 

See COLE, page 7 



Notable 



Bettye Walters has been 
named director of the Virginia- 
Maryland Regional College of 
Veterinary Medicine's Center 
for Government and Corporate 
Veterinary Medicine. Walters 
joined the Maryland campus of 
the VMRCVM In 1999 as associ- 
ate director of the Center for 
Government and Corporate Vet- 
erinary Medicine, which cooixli 
nates public practice training 
opportunities for veterinary stu- 
dents from around the nation. 
Walters earned her DVM degree 
from Tuskegee University. 

The University of the West in 
Timisoara (Romania) awarded 
Vladimir Tlsmaneanu of the 
Department of Government and 
Politics widi the title of Doctor 
Honoris Causa. It recognizes his 
outstanding contributions to 
die study of communism, post- 
communism and democracy in 
East Central Europe and the for- 
mer Soviet Union. 

Judith K. Broida, associate 
provost and dean of the Office 
of Continuing and Extended 
Education (OCEE), was recently 
named one of die Top 100 
Women in Maryland for 2002 by 
The Dally Record newspaper. 
She also earned the distinction 
in 2000 The Daily Record is a 
statewide business newspaper 
and this is the seventh year it 
has recogonized Maryland's out- 
standing women. 

Vivian Boyd, director of the 
Counseling Center, was recendy 
voted president of the Interna- 
tional Association of Counseling 
Services Inc. The organization 
includes 80 percent of the col- 
leges and universities world- 
wide. 

Rae Grad is the new director of 
Federal Relations and assistant 
to the president at the universi- 
ty. Grad's experience ranges 
from developing the first com- 
munity collaborative major in 
the California State University 
System to working in die office 
of Vice President Gore to set up 
a national conference that pro- 
moted strategies to support 
families and children. She will 
have offices both at the univer- 
sity and in the Reagan Building 
in Washington. 

Kristin A. Owens is the new 
director of OCEE's academic 
counseling services. She has 
been a program manager 
responsible for joint continuing 
education projects with the Col- 
lege of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. Earl I). Walker is 
OCEE's new director of adminis- 
trative services. He comes from 
The Great American and Pacific 
Tea Company in Landover, Md. 



MARCH 5, 2002 



£* x trac u trie u I a r 



Peaceful Physical Fitness 

Web Master Finds Niche 



Looking for a fitness 
routine that would- 
n't bore him. Mark 
Shute turned to mar- 
tial arts, but he didn't want 
"to focus on beating people 
up."Then he found aikido. 
A relatively new martial 
art, having been created at 
the beginning of this centu- 
ry, aikido can be defined 



Shute, an English alumnus 
('94), has been involved 
with the club for about a 
year and a half He trained 
for his first rank last May. 

"It is what I wanted phys- 
ically — aerobically and 
anaerobic ally, it's a good 
mix of both," says Shute. 

To prove the appeal of 
aikido to people of various 




PHOTOS COURTESY OF MABK SHUTE 



Mark Shute, standing, 
and Rob Markowttz prac- 
tice during one of the 
university's Aikido Club 
meetings. 

simply as a series of 
joint locks and throws 
from jiijitsu. combined 
with the body move- 
ments of sword and 
spear fighting. Shute, 
the Web developer for 
the College of Agricul- 
ture and Natural 
Resources, appreciates aiki- 
do s peaceful approach to 
conflict resolution. He also 
likes the lack of repetition. 

"Weightlifting bored me. 
Jogging bored me. I found 
the traditional forms of 
exercise to be very tedious," 
says Shute. "And I was look- 
ing for something a link- 
less competitive than karate 
or other martial arts." 

He is a member of the 
campus Aikido Club, which 
meets three times a week 
and is comprised of faculty, 
staff, students and alumni of 
the university. Members 
leam moves that de-empha- 
size muscular strength and 
emphasize technique. Stu- 
dents test for belt levels 
based on the instructor's 
recommendation after mas- 
tery of a set of techniques is 
achieved for each level. 




backgrounds, he tells a story 
often told by older club 
members about a former 
member. He was a student 
who had earned high-rank- 
ing belts in other more com- 
bative forms of martial arts. 
His fraternity brothers and 
friends would tease him, ask- 
ing him to come at them 
and show off liis moves. 

"He was constantly get- 
ting beat up. but he didn't 
really want to fight them 
because he could really hurt 
or kill them," says Shute. The 
student came to the aikido 
club after hearing about its 
opposite approach to con- 
frontation. 

"It's more about redirect- 
ing the force of an attack," 
says Shute. "He quickly saw 
the value of it and was one 
of the most active mem- 
bers." 



Editor's note: Outlook's feature, extracurricular, will take 
occasional glimpses into university employees' lives outside 
of their day jobs. We welcome story suggestions; call 
Monette Austin Bailey at (301) 405-462-9 or send them 
to ou tlook @accmail. umd. edu . 



OMSE Offers Job Help, Culture 




PHOTOS DV MONETTE AUSTili BAH.EY 



Dressed in their navy and black suits, and wearing nervous smiles, hundreds of 
students streamed into the newly reopened Student Union Grand Ballroom 
for the 25th Annual Multi-ethnic Student Career and job Fair receudy. 
Representing a national trend in job seekers, lines were longest for technolo- 
gy firms such as IBM, TRW Systems and BAE Systems and government agencies FBI and 
the CIA. 

Above, Nnenna Nwaneri, a senior decision and information technology major, talks 
with Katherine Akers, a tech recruiter. 




Staff members walked 
around the room in 
native dress, while 
members of the 
campus community balanced 
plates of curry chicken, rice 
and beans and other foods during the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education's Black 
History Month celebration last week. The program's goal was to demonstrate the influ- 
ence of black history on other cultures. 

Above left, Jennifer Jackson, OMSE's associate director, talks with Andrianna Stuart of 
Facilities Management's Grounds Maintenance division. Stuart's collection of Native 
American artwork joined displays from Nigeria, the Carribbean, China and other coun- 
tries. Above right, attendees wait to sample various foods. 



OUTLOOK 



Cole: Keeping it Clean 

Continued from page 5 




PHOTO BV CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Norma Corena, Thomas Doles, Rosa Cabrera and Doris Climes 
represent 40 years of service to Cole Field House as part of the 
housekeeping staff. They hope to stay in the building. 



and 10. Zone 3, as outlined 
by Facilities Management, 
includes Cole Field House 
where she supervises a team 
of seven employees who 
keep the floors, seats and 
other common areas clean. 
They stock the restrooms 
and run an automatic scrub- 
ber on the floors. 

"We deal with a lot of 
trash and dirt" says Walker. 

According to Doris Climes, 
a housekeeper who's worked 
in Cole for nine years, it takes 
six people four hours to mop 
and sweep the bleachers. 
Each person takes four sec- 
tions. However, Walker says 
it all depends on whether or 
not people an ending events 
use trash cans. 

"People don't seem to 
know there's [always] a trash 
can [nearby] .We have a con- 
tract for another company to 
pick up the big stuff. Then 
we just mop and sweep." 

Climes and co-worker 
Norma Corena admit that 
they won't miss the games 
too much, especially when 
students spend the night 
waiting for tickets. "The trash 
is everywhere," says Corena, 
who's also been with Cole 
for nine years. "It's inside, 
outside" 

Basketball games may be 
the most well-known events 
happening in Cole, but not 
the sole cause of work for 
Walker's crew. When her 
people begin their shift at 4 
a.m., they could be prepar- 
ing for commencement or 
special events such as Nel- 
son Mandela's address. Yes, 
Walker says, she is working 
when most people are still 
asleep, but that's why she 
hasn't attended many games. 

"I'm in bed when you all 
are at the games," she says. 
"I've been to a few, but I get 
up at 2 o'clock in the morn- 
ing, I need my sleep." Quit- 



ting time is 12;30p.m.,butit 
isn't unusual to see Walker 
still in her office or around 
the campus checking on 
other sites into the after- 
noon. "Overtime is a daily 
thing for me. We work until 
we finish, and then we go 
home." 

Duane Cummins also 
helps keep Cole clean, 
though in a way many may 
never notice. As national 
training director for Gum 
Busters Inc., Cummins 
makes sure all of the discard- 
ed pieces of Bubblicious or 
Juicy Fruit stuck to seat bot- 
toms and floors disappear. 
The company uses a low- 
pressure, biodegradable, 
environmentally safe system 
to dissolve the gum. 

"Anywhere there's adoles- 
cents, there's an inundation 
of gum," he says. The Hol- 
land-based company began 
working at Maryland within 
the last year or so. Cummins, 
a Laurel native and big Mary- 
land Ian, is sad to see the 
teams move out of Cole. "I'm 
quite traumatized by the 
whole thing myself." 

Not Lights Out 

The athletic side of Cole 
may be moving to new digs, 
but there are several people 
requesting dieir old offices, 
says Deborah Yow, director 
of athletics. "The building 
will be up and running and 
fully occupied for at least the 
next 10 years. The student 
body is going to be able to 
use the floor, because we 
won't need it," she says. 

It hasn't been determined 
whether or not the house- 
keeping staff will remain, but 
since Cole will still be open, 
it's likely they will stay on 
board. 

"The lights won't go out 
and the doors won't close," 
says Yow, 




\ferbatim 




;, the Bush administra- 
tion rejected President Bill Clinton's objec- 
tive in die Middle East. America went from 
actively seeking to end the Israeli-Palestinian 
> turning away from mediating 
^ptiations to trying to manage esca- 
l violence. Such efforts are not likely to 
eed, and even if it were possible to man- 
: violence for a time, die world needs 
thing more. The United States has a 
responsibility to aim higher." (Jerome Segal, 
senior research scholar at the Center for 
International and Security Studies and the 
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, 
writes an opinion/editorial for the New York 
Times, Feb. 17) 

"But it is a mistake to imagine that the global 
terrorism problem beyond al Qaeda is prima- 
rily Middle Eastern. Is the Middle East the 
center of world terror? Consider our own 
government's reports on global terrorism. In 
the five years preceding the tragedy of Sept. 
1 1 , the Middle East was not die leading 
region. . . " (Shibley Telhami. Anwar Sadat Chair 
for Peace and Development, writes an opin- 
ion/editorial for die Baltimore Sun, Feb. 17 ) 

"If Carter G.Woodson could see what has 
become of Black History Month, I suspect 
he'd be outraged. Never heard the name? 
Well that's part of the problem. Carter G. 
Woodson got the observance started (as 
Negro History Week) in 1926, angered that 
books liis students read included no infor- 
mation on the role of black people in the 
nation's history.' More than 50 years after his 
death, our textbooks still largely ignore the 
role of African-Americans. For those of as 
who have rigorously studied the African* 
American experience and understood the 
richness of this part of American history, Feb- 
ruary has become a month of disappoint- 
ments. (Charles Christian, professor of geog- 
raphy, writes and opinion/editorial for die 
Baltimore Sun, Feb. 17) 

In recognition of this exotic threat, NASA 
began its Near-Earth Object Program in 1998 
to catalog what are called "potentially haz- 
ardous asteroids." A related NASA program, 
Deep impact, will send a robot spacecraft a 
bit beyond die orbit of Mars in 2005 to learn 
the composition of a comet. The mission is 
primarily scientific, but data might also help 
scientists deflect a comet should one ever 
threaten Earth. Comets are kissing cousins to 
asteroids."If you look in your telescope and 
you see fuzz around it, it's a comet * Michael 
F. A'Hearn, a University of Maryland astrono- 
my professor and principal investigator for 
Deep Impact, said wryly. "If you don't, it's an 
asteroid." (A'Hearn, professor of astronomy, in 
the New York Times, Feb. 17) 

"The pattern is clean These business contri- 
butions that go overwhelmingly to incum- 
bents are first and foremost designed to 
influence legislation, not election outcomes," 
said Paul Hermson, a University of Maryland, 
College Park professor and director of the 
Center for American Politics and Citizenship, 
one of the studies' authors. "Business inter- 
ests are primarily concerned with gaining 
access to legislators who can influence the 
p-making process." (Herrnson released a 
: on campaign financing for those who 
i for office in Maryland. Baltimore Sun, 
Feb. 17) 



Crime, violence and child abuse dominate 
the news media's coverage of children, 
while stories related to the care and health 
of young people receive less attention, 
according to a study released Tuesday. 
Moreover, news stories about youth crime 
and violence toward children often fail to 
place events in ihe context of broader 
trends and contain less information about 
social policy than do stories about chil- 
dren, according to a University of Maryland 
study. "The issues that we covered the most 
frequendy are the ones about which jour- 
nalists provided the least context "said 
Beth Frerking the center's director. "Con- 
text doesn't have to be pages long. It can 
be a sentence," Frerking said. "But without 
it, [the media) fail in our mission to help 
educate our audience and contribute to a 
more informed public debate." (Frerking is 
director of the Casey Journalism Center on 
Children and Families. Her remarks accom- 
panied the release of a Center study. Los 
Angeles Times, Feb. 20) 

Yet in his academic role as professor of 
physics and electrical engineering at the 
University of Maryland, CoUege Park, [T. 
"Vanity"! Venkatewan also tries to communi- 
cate to students what he has learned about 
matching one's natural skills with what one 
loves to do. "Our aspirations and inspira- 
tions in life come from the people sur- 
rounding us, and very often we get into a 
groove that Isn't right for us," he says. "I try 
to steer my students hi directions where 
they can optimize their skills," whether that 
turns out to be industry or a more tradi- 
tional research setting. Indeed, one former 
student served as vice president of Motoro- 
la before striking out as a venture capitalist 
himself. (Venkatesan is founder of Neocera, 
a university Technology Advancement Pro- 
gram graduate that has earned notice in the 
business and technical communities. The 
Industrial Physicist, February-March 2002) 

The math professors who appeared before 
the board said Maryland high school gradu- 
ates have trouble with college math because 
of poor preparation in high school. "The stan- 
dards are absurdly low," said Jerome Dancis, 
an associate matii professor at the University 
of Maryland. Dancis said ninth-grade algebra 
taught in Maryland is on the same level as 
sixth-grade math taught in California, based 
on his review of the curricula. He asked the 
state to review and revise its standards with 
the help of college professors. (Baltimore 
Sun, Feb. 27) 

More aggressive policing and changes in 
prosecutors' practices have produced * dra- 
matic changes" in the criminal justice sys- 
tem, according to a report released this 
week by the University of Maryland. People 
arrested in Baltimore are less likely to l>e 
charged with a crime than in the late 1990s, 
but once charged, they stay In jail longer 
before trial and are Sir more likely to be 
found guilty, die report found. "In the last 
few years, there have been dramatic 
changes," said Fay a S. Taxman, a co-author 
of the study and director of the University 
of Maryland's Bureau of Governmental 
Research. The study, conducted in part to 
figure out why Baltimore's jails are crowded, 
compares a random sample of cases in 1998 
and 2000. (Baltimore Sun, Feb. 27) 



MARCH 5, 2002 





Woman's History Month 
Speaker 

For Women's History Month, 
the Department of Communi- 
cation is hosting speaker Susan 
Zaeske, assistant professor in 
the Department of Communi- 
cation Arts at the University of 
Wisconsin, Zaeske will present 
"We Have Done What We 
Could: Petitioning.Antislavery, 
and Women's Political Identity." 
She will discuss how antislav- 
ery petitioning contributed to 
the transformation of the politi- 
cal identities of certain women 
yet reinforced the exclusion of 
others from the public sphere. 
The lecture is part of her forth* 
coming book, part of the Gen- 
der and American Culture 
Series of the University of 
North Carolina Press. 

The lecture will take place at 
7 p.m.,Thursday, March 7 in 0200 
Skinner. For more information, 
contact Julie Gowin, (301) 405- 
7323 orjg328@umail.umd.edu. 



TV and Global Affairs 

Etyan Gilboa will present "Glob- 
al Television and Decision-Mak- 
ing in Defense and Foreign 
Affairs* on March 8 from noon- 
1:15 p.m.in 0200 Skinner. 

For more information about 
die colloquium series, contact 
Trevor Parry-Giles at (301) 405- 
8947or tp54@umail.umd.edu, 
or visit www.comm.umd.edu. 



Talking Theater 

On Wednesday, March 6, the 
Center for Renaissance & 
Baroque Studies presents "Meet 
the Director Michael Kahn" at 
noon in the Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. The recipi- 
ent of a Tony Award and six 
Helen Hayes Awards for best 
direction, he has been artisdc 
director of the Shakespeare 
Theatre in Washington, D.C. 
since 1986. Panelists include 
Frank Hildy, theatre; Ted Lein- 
wand, English and Adele Seeff, 
director, Center for Renaissance 
& Baroque Studies. Refresh- 
ments will be served. 

For more information, call 
(301) 405-6830 or visit www. 
inform.umd.edu/crbs/calendar. 



In The Line of Fire 

The Philip Merrill College of 
Journalism chapter of the Soci- 
ety of Professional Journalists 
presents "In the line of Fire "a 
special program looking at the 
newest challenges — many of 
them life- threatening — that 
journalists are facing in cover- 
ing wars and conflicts. 

Panelists include CNN's 
Jamie Mclntyre, Baltimore Sun 
reporter Dan Fesperman and 
Merrill College of Journalism 
faculty members David Bums 
and Susan Moeller. Seating is 
limited, so reservations are 
required. The program is being 
taped for air on UMTY Audi- 
ence members are invited to 
take part In the discussion. 



Paleoanthropologist Meave 
Leakey to Offer Next Raj pat Lecture 



Rethinking our 
human origins, 
questioning the 
view of human evolution 
as a straight line from ape 
to upright modern human, 
these are among the chal- 
lenges to which Meave 
Leakey, a noted paleoan- 
thropologist, lias dedicated 
her life. The University 
Honors Program, the 
Department of Resident 
Life and other university 
sponsors wiB sponsor 
Leakey for the second 
annual lecture in a series 
honoring Camille Rajpat. 
Rajpat, an outstanding 
honors student and active 
member of the campus 
community died in 1998 
after fighting cancer. The 
lecture, followed by a ques- 
tion and answer session, 
will take place on 
Wednesday, March 13 at 4 
p.nx in the Physics Lecture 
Hall (Room 1412). 

Leakey is a celebrated 
member of the famous 
family of paleoanthropolo- 
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Meave Leakey 

forefront of their field for 
generations. For 70 contin- 
uous years the family has 
been working in Africa, 
seeking to unravel the 
mystery of human origins. 
Leakey's work over the 
years has established her as 
one of the foremost scien- 
tists in a highly competi- 
tive field. Appropriately, her 
topic will be "My Life in 
Science" 

The most recent dis- 
covery of Leakey and her 
team, announced in the 



journal Nature last March^ 
was that of a skull from a 
creature that lived 3.5 mil- 
lion years ago and may be 
a direct ancestor of 
humans. This discovery has 
opened up for debate 
human evolutionary histo- 
ry in its entirety by chal- 
lenging the notion that 
"Lucy"— the three-mil- 
lion-year-old fossil discov- 
ered in Ethiopia — is the 
ancestor of modern 
humans. According to 
Leakey, the new discovery, 
which has been named 
Kenyanthropus platyops 
(Kenyan fbtface), may just 
as likely be the ancestral 
species that gave rise to the 
genus Homo. 

Leakey has a well 
deserved reputation as an 
engaging lecturer and sto- 
ryteller who ably combines 
scientific observations with 
personal accounts of her 
field work in Africa. Her 
presentation will be sup- 
plemented with slides. 

Fot more information, 
call (301) 405-6771. 



The program will be held on 
Monday, March 1 1 from 6:30- 
8:30 p.m., in 01 l4Tawes. For 
more information, contact Sue 
Kopen Katcef at (301) 405- 
7526 or susiekk@aol.com. 



Senior Summer Scholars 

The Senior Summer Scholars 
Program is a competitive grant 
for students entering their sen- 
ior year. Scholars receive a 
$2,500 stipend to work on 
research or artistic projects 
during the summer prior to 
their senior year. Applications 
for the 2002 Senior Summer 
Scholars Program are due in 
the Office of Undergraduate 
Studies by March 1 5. Please 
encourage students to apply. 
For more information, con- 
tact Suzanne Chwirut at (301) 
405-9342 or schwirut® deans. 
umd.edu, or visit www.inform. 
umd . edu/ugst/sensum . html . 



Call tor Proposals: 
National Conference for 
African Americans In 
Higher Education 

The 15th annual conference 
"Building Bridges: Developing 
Collaborative Relations and 
Strategies for Success in Higher 
Education" will be held May 29- 
30 at the Greenbelt Marriot. 
Submissions for proposals relat- 
ed to the theme are now being 
accepted. All sessions will be 
one and a half hours in length. 

• Title: Maximum 1 2 words 

• Presenters: Include name, 
title, institution/organization, 
contact information 



• Abstract: Maximum of 50 
words to be included in confer- 
ence program 
■ Description: Complete 
description of the proposed 
program, including objectives, 
format (e.g., lecture, panel), 
audio-visual requirements and 
intended audience. 

Submit proposals by March 
18 to: Roberta Coates and Jim 
Newton, Program Committee 
Co-Chairs, 2l48Tawes Fine Arts 
Building, University of Mary- 
land, College Park.MD 20742. 

For more information, call 
(301) 405-5795, e-mail rcoates® 
deans.umd.edu or jnewton® 
deans.umd.edu, or visit www. 
umd.edu/BFSAConfcrence. 



Information, Intelligence, 
and the War Against 
Terrorism 

A day-long program on Wednes- 
day, March 28 will address the 
topics of: Information and 
Information Technology as War 
Tools; the Legal, Social, and 
Business Implications of the 
War; and Information Policies 
Post-war. 

The event will be held from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the 
auditorium of the Inn & Con- 
ference Center. Speakers will 
be from the university and other 
organizations. The event is co- 
sponsored by the College of 
Information Studies, Center for 
International and Security Stud- 
ies, and the Council for Security 
and Counter-Terrorism. 

Admission is free, but regis- 
tration is required at www.cus. 
umd.edu. For more informa- 
tion, contact Diane Barlow at 



(301) 405-2042 or dbarlow® 
deans.umd.edu, or visit 
www.clis.umd.edu. 



The Duchess of Malfi: 
Research and Teaching 
Perspectives 

The Center for Renaissance & 
Baroque Studies presents "The 
Duchess of Malfi: Research and 
Teaching Perspectives" in the 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall, from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, 
March 13- A stormy study of 
the consequences of sin and 
reckordng.The Duchess of 
Malfi, John Webster's best-known 
work, contains some of the most 
hauntingly beautiful language 
of the Jacobean age. Professors 
Jane Donawerth,Ted Leinwand 
and Bill Sherman, from the 
Department of English, discuss 
this controversial play. 

For more information, call 
(301) 405-6830 or visit www. 
inform . umd . edu/c rbs/calendar. 



Graduate Research 
Interaction Day (GRID) 

Graduate students are invited 
to present their research and 
compete for $10,000 in cash 
prizes. This is also an opportu- 
nity for career networking, fea- 
turing keynote speakers and a 
free lunch. Find out more on 
the GRID website, www.gsg. 
umd.edu/GRID. 

The deadline for abstracts is 
March 1 3- For more informa- 
tion, contact Jach/n Pavelec at 
(301) 314-8630 or jpavelec® 
wam.umd.edu, pr visit 
www.gsg.umd.edu/GRID.