UPU6 U2L.061 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 email@example.com.* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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- firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 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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 PHOTOS BV CYNTHIA MITCHEL 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 UBLlC *Tl ONs ±**t+ ■■■--.- "M 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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- gists who have been at the j^mm SUfe k ^H :^Br ^| ■ ■■■ ; ■ -^j^BP^P^^B Jm s %St M JMF ™ =" ,.***£»£ '^fe c^ '* -sp, .^K i <*r • a ** W ' '• 1 Ears'. * f^di w i "*'iVJUK WKJKk . W t PHOTO ROYCE CAFtlTON INC, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.