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Scholar Honored for Economics Work 


The National Ecomonic Assocation, a non-profit, scholarly organization dedicat- 
ed to promoting the professional lives of blacks within the field, gave its annual 
Rhonda M. Williams Dissertation Award to LaShawn Richburg Hayes (second 
from left). Williams, a labor economist and chair of the Afro-American Studies 
Program, died in November 2000 after fighting cancer. Hayes, who earned her doctor- 
ate in economics from Princeton University, won with her dissertation, "Do the Poor 
Pay More for Food? Three Essays on the Existence of a Poor Price Differential." 
Pictured with her are (1-r) Jessica Gordon Nembhard, economist and assistant professor 
with Afro-American Studies and The Democracy Collaborative holding an outstanding 
service award given to Williams; Lynn Bolles, acting chair of Afro-American Studies 
holding the plaque that wLU bear the names of future dissertation award winners and 
Mark Turner, with the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University holding 
a photo of Williams. 

Professors Share 
Broaden Reach 

As the university zooms into 
greater prominence 
through its academic and athlet- 
ic programs, it is not unusual for 
professors to include fielding 
media calls as a regular part of 
their scholarly dudes. 

However, reporters have 
been making regular appear- 
ances at the university for inten- 
sive sessions with faculty on a 
number of timely topics as part 
of a Council for the Advance- 
ment and Support of Education 
(CASE) program. CASE Media Fel- 
lowships provide opportunities 
for campuses to host journalists 
in order to build relationships 
and educate the media in topics 
ranging from education to sci- 
ence to health care. It is an obvi- 
ous bonus for the reporters and 
editors. Professors also appreci- 
ate the chance to offer substan- 
tive background for stories. 

"I enjoyed getting feedback 

See CASE, page 6 

Institute Makes Strides For 
U.S.-China Understanding 

A mutually beneficial 
relation ship be- 
tween the United 
States and China 
hinges on each country 
increasing its understanding 
of the other. Expressed by a 
recent visitor to the campus, 
this sentiment aptly defines 
what drives Julia Chang 

Minister He Yafei, deputy 
chief of mission with the 
Embassy of the People's 
Republic of China in Wash- 
ington, D.C., addressed his 
remarks to a group gathered 
in An nap o lis Hall as part of 
die Institute for Global Chi- 
nese Affairs' noon U.S.-China 
relations forum series. Bloch, 
the IGCA's ambassador-in 
residence, organizes the 
series and is making it her 
mission to at least increase 
the campus' understanding 
of her birthplace. 

"I'm becoming an ambas- 
sador for the university, a 
link between IGCA, the cam- 

pus and the Washington poli- 
cy community," she says. 
"Every great university needs 
to have a solid China pro- 
gram. That relationship is so 
important. IGCA was created 
to begin that process. It 
should become the locus for 
China-related activities at the 

Bloch, who came to the 
university last fall, brings 
substantial background in 
diplomatic relations. She is a 
former U.S. Ambassador to 
the Kingdom of Nepal 
(1989-1993) and past presi- 
dent and CEO of the United 
States-Japan Foundation, a 
private grantmaking institu- 
tion. She has had a distin- 
guished government career, 
holding various senior posi- 
tions in the U.S. Senate, the 
U.S. Information Agency, the 
Agency for International 
Development and the State 

See BLOCH, page 7 

Favorite Former President 
Returns to University System 

William Kirwan Named as Chancellor 

Called an "ideal choice 
to take over the 
reins ."William "Brit" 
Kirwan will return ■ 
lo College Park as Chancellor 
of the University System of 

In remarks made during a 
press conference to announce 
the appointment, Nathan A. 
Chapman Jr., chairman of the 
system Board of Regents, added 
that Kirwan is considered "a 
native son returning home." His 
term will begin August 1 . Kir- 
wan is currently President of 
Ohio State University and was 
president of the University of 
Maryland, College Park from 
1989 to 1998. 

He will succeed Donald N. 
Langenberg, who will retire on 
April 30 after nearly 1 2 years as 
chancellor. An 18-member 
search committee, comprising 
USM regents, faculty, staff and 
students and business and com- 
munity leaders conducted an 
extensive national search 
before recommending three 
highly qualified individuals for 
the regents' consideration. The 
board unanimously selected 


William Kirwan 

Kirwan for the post. 

Gov, Parris N. Glendening 
enthusiastically endorsed the 
Regents' decision saying, " [Kir- 
wan's] tested leadership and 
long-standing commitment to 
higher education are renowned. 
There is no one who could be a 

See KIRWAN, page S 

Preserving Words, Protecting Paper 

Preserving printed materi- 
als isn't just in the inter- 
est of librarians and 
archivists. At a recent sympo- 
sium, a physicist explained that 
important work is cited in jour- 
nals and a historian talked 
about how old textbooks 
enhance his research work. 

The University Libraries, rec- 
ognizing a higher demand for 
digital resources and the con- 
current cry to preserve texts, 
recently held "Who Wants Yes- 
terday's Papers? A Symposium 
on the Research Value of Print- 
ed Materials in the Digital Age" 
so that academicians, librarians 
and archivists could discuss 
how to incorporate both 
demands into their systems. 
The well-attended sympo- 
sium allowed an exchange of 
ideas about trends in the use 
and preservation of research 
materials. Participants repre- 
sented a diverse array of institu- 
tions including federal, state, 
public, special and museum 
libraries and archives. Partici- 
pants came from as far south as 
North Carolina and as far north 
as Massachusetts. 

Jordan Goodman, chair of 
the Department of Physics, 
helped attendees to under- 
stand how physicists use elec- 
tronic data almost exclusively. 

"But the most important pieces 
of their research are the ones 
eventually collected in printed 
journals," said Yvonne Ca rig- 
nan, preservation production 
group leader for the Libraries 
and one of the symposium's 
organizers. "And Stephen Brush 
talked about how he research- 
es the introduction of new sci- 
entific concepts through time 
through textbooks." Brush is 
Distinguished University Pro- 
fessor of the History of Science 
with a joint appointment with 

Charles Lowry, dean of 
libraries, and Acting Dean of the 
College of Information Studies 
Bruce Dcarstyne opened the 
program, followed by the pres- 
entation of two papers. Eric Iin- 
quist talked about the history 
of the destruction of the book 
in his paper called "Books and 
the Iniquity or Wearing of 
Time'" and Mark Roosa, head of 
the library of Congress Preser- 
vation Directorate, shared 
"Some Thoughts on the Race 
Against Time and Inherent Vice: 
Library Preservation in the Late 
20th Century." Carignan under- 
stands, and is actively involved 
in, the preservationists' race. 

She makes a distinction 

Sit PAPER, page 6 


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april 2 

12:30-2:30 p.m.. Faculty 
Noon Spotlight: Strings 
and Voice G ildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Faculty artists 
from the String and Voice Divi- 
sions of the School of Music. 
For more information, contact 
Amy Harbison 5-8169 or, or 
visit www. claricesmithcenter. 

4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium 
1410 Physics Lecture Hall. With 
Lawrence Cardman, Jefferson 
Laboratory, Newport News.VA: 
"CEBAF and Jefferson Lab: 
recent results and future plans." 
For more information, contact 
Sheldon S. Smith at 5-5945 or, or 
visit or 
www. physics . umd. edu . 

4-6 p.m., 2002 Outstanding 
Woman of the Year Award 

Program Seating Area, Stamp 
Student Union. See For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

5:30-7:30 p.m., Take Five: 
Bill Kirchner Concert Hall. 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Take Five on Tuesdays,' 
a free, informal series offering 
an opportunity to experience a 
wide range of artistic areas, 
presents a talk with multi-tal- 
ented jazz saxophonist Kirchn- 
er. For more information, con- 
tact Amy Harbison at 5-8169 or, or 
visit www.claricesmithcenter. 


april 3 

9:45 a.m. -12 p.m., OIT 
Training: Introduction to 
Electronic Workplace 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
Geared to the very basic learn- 
ing needs of those new to 
Windows and Web computing 
technologies. There are no pre- 
requisites for this basic course. 
The fee is $20. For more infor- 
mation or to register, contact 
the OIT Training Services Coor- 
dinator at 5-0443 or oit-train- 
ing@, or visit* 

3:30-4:30 p.m.. Lecture 
whh the Ambassador of 
Argentina Multipurpose 
Room, St. Mary's Hall. Ambas- 

University Volunteer Month Activities 

On Sunday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m. Join Happy Helpers for 
the Homeless in making sandwiches for people who are 
homeless. The group will meet on campus to make sand- 
wiches. Interested individuals to will also have the option of help- 
ing deliver the sandwiches in Baltimore from 1-4:30 p.m. You 
must reserve a space to participate in this project. For meeting 
location and more information, contact Sara Condron at For more volunteer activities, visit (301) 314-CARE. 

sador Diego Guelar will speak 
at the Language House as part 
of the Office of International 
Programs' Ambassadorial Lec- 
ture Series. For more informa- 
tion, contact Tanya Hunting- 
ton at 5-8933 or thunting® 

6:30-8 p.m., Working the 
Room 2460 A. V Williams. This 
seminar will teach participants 
the art of meeting and greeting 
effectively. Anna Hart, protocol 
and etiquette consultant, will 
teach the tools needed to 
"work the room "The program 
is part of the Senior Survival 
Series. All are welcome. For 
more information, contact 
Llatetra Brown at (301) 403- 
2728, ext. 1 1 or Llatetra®, or visit 

8-10 p.m.. New Music at 
Maryland Giidenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Featuring new 
works by graduate and under- 
graduate students of the Theo- 
ry & Composition Division of 
the School of Music. For more 
information, contact Amy Har- 
bison at 5-8169 or harbison®, or visit www. 

8-10 p.m., SITI Company: 
Room Kay Theatre, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center, 
A one-woman play that traces a 
lifetime of writings by Virginia 
Woolf. Featuring a solo perfor- 
mance by Ellen Lauren. Anne 
Bogart directs. Tickets are $25. 
For more information, contact 
Amy Harbison at 5-8169 or, or 
visit www.claricesmithcenter.* 

april 4 

12:15-1:15 p.m.. Walking 
Towards Wellness 3100E 
Health Center. This is the first 
meeting of the faculty/staff 
walking club. All you need is a 

pair of tennis shoes. Walking 
for 3045 minutes with 1 5 min- 
utes of stretching. For more 
information, contact Jennifer 
Treger at 4-1493, or treger® 

5-7 p.m., Spring Fling 
Happy Hour Golf Course Club 
House. University Professionals 
United hosts its First Annual 
Spring Fling Happy Hour. The 
Club House is on University 
Boulevard and the event will 
be held in the banquet room. 
RSVP by April 2 to Lisa Fisher 
at (301) 4394200. 

6-7:30 p.m.. Opening 
Reception, Successions: 
Prints by African American 
Artists from the Jean and 
Robert Steele Collection 
Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Build- 
ing. The Art Gallery presents 
62 prints and works on paper 
by some of the most highly 
regarded African American 
artists of our time, such as 
Romare Bearden, Elizabeth 
Catiett, David Driskell, Jacob 
Lawrence and Faith Ringgold. 
For more information, call 5- 
2763 or visit www.angallery. 

7:45-9 p.m.. Lecture on 
African American Art Art 

Gallery, Art-Sociology Building. 
Richard J. Powell, professor of 
Art and Art History at Duke 
University, will present "Fin-de- 
siecle Blues," a lecture discuss- 
ing recent visual art activities 
that have emanated from the 
African Diaspora. The lecture 
is free, but registration is 
required. For more information 
and to register, contact Kim 
Kindelsperger at 5-2763 or 
ag2 10@umail.umd. edu, or visit 

april 5 

8:45 a ,m -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course: Introduction to MS 
FrontPage 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Prerequisites: 

familiarity with the Windows 
environment, word processing 
and use of a Web browser. The 
fee for the class is $90. For 
more information or to regis- 
ter, contact OIT Training Ser- 
vices Coordinator at 5-0443 or, or 

7 p.m., Gymkana A gymnas- 
tics exhibition at Cole Field 
House, Tickets are available at 
the door. For more information 
or to order tickets, call Scott 
Welsh at 5-2566. 

8-10 p.m., Masters of Indian 
Music Concert Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Playing the violin, tabla and 
ghatam, these masters produce 
the captivating and ethereal 
music of India. With Shankar, 
double string violin, and Zakir 
Hussain, tabla. Tickets are $35. 
For more information, contact 
Amy Harbison at 5-8 1 69 or 
harbison® warn . umd . ed u , or 
visit www.claricesmithcenter.* 

8-10 p.m, Teatro de la Luna 

Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Per- 
formed in Spanish with simul- 
taneous translation into Eng- 
lish. Cuentos de Hadas (Fairy 
Tales) by Raquel Diana. Post- 
performance question-and- 
answer session in Spanish. 
Tickets are $20. For more infor- 
mation, contact Amy Harbison 
at 5-8169 or harbison® warn., or visit www. 

april 6 

7 p.m., Gymkana A gymnas- 
tics exhibition at Cole Field 
House. Tickets are available at 
the door. For more information 
or to order tickets, call Scott 
Welsh at 5-2566. 

8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., BFSA 
Spring Dance Grand Ball- 
room Stamp Student Union. 
Featuring Lady "D" the hottest 
DJ in the East. The cost is $20 
in advance and $25 at the 
door. Send all selections you 
would like to hear at the dance 

april 8 

2-3 p.m., Information and 
the War on Terrorism: Infor- 
mation Integration and 
Sensor Fusion 0113/0115 
Hornbake Library. The ongoing 
series on Information and the 
War on Terrorism presents 
James Hendler, computer sci- 
ence department. For more 
information, contact Diane 
Barlow at 5-2042 or dbariow® 

6-9 p.m., Microsoft Power- 
Point: Creating Effective 
Computer Presentations 

4404 Computer and Space Sci- 
ence. The fee Is $10 for stu- 
dents, $20 for faculty/staff and 
$25 for alumni. The class will 
provide a basic introduction to 
the elements of designing 
effective, professional-looking 
slide, overhead and computer* 
based presentations. For more 
information or to register, con- 
tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 
or, or 

april 9 

7:30-8:45 p.m.. An Evening 
with Langston and Martin 

Kay Theat re, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Actors 
Danny Glover and Felix Justice 
offer critically acclaimed por- 
trayals and readings of the 
works of Martin Luther King Jr. 
and Langston Hughes, The cost 
is $10 for students, $30 general 
audience. For more information, 
contact Beth Workman, 5-5722 
(Also see article on page 5.)* 

12 p.m., Xinjiang: China 
and Political Islam in the 
Post-Taliban Era 0105 St. 
Mary's Hall. With Justin Rudel- 
son, executive director, IGCA; 
George Quester, professor; and 
Graham Fuller, scholar and 
author. Sponsored by the Insti- 
tute for Global Chinese Affairs. 

or additional event 
■ listings, visit the 

"Outlook Web- site 
at www.collegepub- 

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Information, Not 
Necessarily Force, Key 
to Anti-terrorism Efforts 

Forget weapons of mass 
destruction and highly 
trained troops. To hear 
some tell it, the weapon of 
choice for war's new format is 
information. Those that do the 
best job of collecting it, analyz- 
ing it and using it will win. 

Several campus units spon- 
sored "Information, Intelligence 
and the War Against Terrorism," 
a day-long look at how informa- 
tion and technology converge 
to help American troops fight 
today, and what those troops 
can do in the future. A quote by 
Dwight Eisenhower used in a 
PowerPoint presentation by Jim 
Hendler seemed to sum up the 
conference's theme: " . . .1 con- 
ceded that more intelligence 
about their war-making capabil- 
ities was a necessity." 

Hendler, director of the Sem- 
antic Web and Agent Technolo- 
gies, Maryland Information and 
Network Dynamics and com- 
puter science professor, said, 
"This country needs a new tech- 
nology base surpassing anything 
currently available. . . it requires 
an unprecedented coupling of 
computer power and machine 
intelligence" to sort through 
massive amounts of informa- 
tion, Unci patterns and put them 
together. An example would be 
the ability to determine precur- 
sors for specific attack scenar- 
ios and examine the data over 
time for indicators. 

He echoed comments made 
by Lee Strickland, visiting pro- 
fessor with the College of Infor- 
mation Studies and chief of the 
CIA Information Review Group. 
In an opening session, he 
remarked that the complexity 
of the al Qaeda leadership, for 
example, requires an equally 
complex mapping of die net- 
work. Hendler said much of this 
is possible "but we must start 
identifying key new technolo- 
gies and uniting them to devel- 
op interdisciplinary appro aches 
to counter terrorism." 

Tliroughout the day, speakers 
from on and off campus dis- 
cussed the technological impli- 
cations of the September 1 1 
terrorist attacks; how military 
strategy, business and the Amer- 
ican public are affected. 

Addressing the military's use 
of information at the tactical 
level, Joseph Malt with the Cen- 
ter for Technology and National 
Security Policy, National 
Defense University (NDU) dis- 
cussed the military's plan to 
convert the Army "from a Cold 
War construct to a full spec- 
trum combat force' by 2030. 
This transformation was first 
envisioned by Army Chief of 
Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki in the 
fail of 1999. The Army expects 
to trade mass for information. 
As evidenced in Desert Storm, it 
took months to mobilize five 
divisions. By relying upon light- 
weight manned and unmanned 
ground vehicles, and unmanned 
aerial vehicles, the Army hopes 
to move the same 500,000 sol- 
diers in 30 days. To compensate 
for the reduction in mass, this 
more responsive, agile and ver- 
satile army will network its sen- 
sors and vehicles to increase its 
understanding of a developing 

This gathered intelligence, 
however, is only as good as the 
military's ability to decipher 
and use it. Doug Oard, an assis- 
tant professor with the College 
of Information Studies, said, "It 
is useles to collect this stuff if 
you don't have a way of finding 
the pieces you need. You have 
to be able to translate It." 

As for how the American 
public is deciphering what is 
going on, Strickland said that 
his increased requests for pre- 
sentations in non-military set- 
tings is an indication of individ- 
uals wanting to grasp this differ- 
ent kind of war. "We're still root- 
ed in traditional concepts, to 
the extent people understand 
war at all," he said, adding that 
many people use the Vietnam 
War as a frame of reference. 
"There's a tremendous demand 
to understand the U.S. response." 

The symposium, which drew 
approximately 1 60 people, was 
co-sponsored by NDU, the Col- 
lege of Information Studies, the 
Center for International and 
Security Studies at Maryland, 
the university's Council for 
Security and Counter-Terrorism 
and American Management Sys- 
tems Inc. 

LibQUAL+ is here! 


' oday, Tuesday, April 2, some 
lucky students, faculty or staff 
received an electronic mailing 
inviting them to complete a Web-based 
survey and to enter a drawing for a lap- 
top PC. 

If you were selected to help the uni- 
versity Libraries, please take 13 minutes 
to complete the survey. 
The campus is again taking part in a national survey sponsored by 
the Association of Research Libraries. Results from LibQual+ will 
help us to improve the quality of service provided (169 other 
research libraries are participating). For more information about 
LibQUAL+ go to: 

Barber Shop-Hair Salon Serves Dual Purpose 

Professor's Business Combines Research, Community Outreach 


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As a graduate stu- 
dent, Will Drake- 
ford spent a lot of 
time in correction- 
al facilities for youth offend- 
ers. They were not only his 
focus for research, but he 
was also there as an advocate 
and court monitor to im- 
prove educational services. 
Drakeford said there was 
always one question the chil- 
dren would ask him that he 
could never say yes to: 
"Could you get me a job?" 

"That was their reality. 
Research was my reality," said 
Drakeford, now a visiting 
assistant professor and proj- 
ect associate for the National 
Center on Education, Disabil- 
ity and Juvenile Justice in the 
Department of Special Educa- 

It was five years ago when 
Drakeford got to a point 
where he wanted to provide 
an opportunity for the youth 
that he was studying and this 
January he did so with the 
opening of Drake's Place, a 
unisex barber shop and hair 
salon in Lanham. The purpose 
of Drake's Place is to provide 
employment opportunities as 
well as study the youth com- 
ing out of correctional 
facilities, youth with special 
needs and youth at risk. 

"I really saw a need to help 
a population of kids tliat were 
at risk for long-term failure " 
Drakeford said, adding that 
there is a disproportionate 
number of children with dis- 
abilities, illiteracy, and African 
American males in the youth 
corrections system. "That was 
a great concern." 

Drakeford said that the ulti- 
mate goal is to help youth suc- 
ceed once they are released 
from corrections. He credits 
the research and mentorship 
of the university's Peter Leone 
and Sheri Meisel as major 
motivators and encourage- 
ment for him to go ahead with 
his idea. He started saving and 
investing his money and when 
the time came he was able to 
get a spot in a new aerospace 
center on Greenbelt Road. 

This is a typical day at Drake's Place, the unisex barber shop and hair 
salon created by special education professor William Drakeford to serve 
the community and to assist his research on youth and corrections facili- 
ties. Top, head manager Edward Matthews gives customer Anthony 
Hargrove a trim as manager Ann Massillon looks on. Above, barber/stylist 
Daniel McDougall braids three-year-old Dominque Cox's hair. 

After evaluating the types of 
things youth in correctional 
facilities like to do, Drakeford 
settled on a vocational trade. 
"They really enjoy the art of 
barbering and cosmetology," 
he said. 

He thought it was a solid 
idea. Drakeford saw barber 
shops and hair salons as some 
of the more enduring business- 
es in the black community. 
"What better way to do 
research about something I'm 
passionate about and provide 
an opportunity to those who 
are leaving corrections or at 
risk?" he said. 

Growing up in housing proj- 
ects in Brooklyn, NY, Drakeford 
said he can identify with the 
children that he is reaching 
out to. "Those kinds of experi- 
ences are everlasting" he said. 
"I feel a need to give back to 
the community at large." 

The shop is very much com- 
munity oriented. It has an 
exchange program with Duval 
High School where two stu- 
dents come three to four times 
a week to receive mentoring, 
job training and a class grade. 
"This is an opportunity for stu- 
dents who have difficulty get- 
ting internship experience and 

work study experience because 
they're perceived as slow or 
inefficient," Drakeford said. 

The shop also has outreach 
services to Avery Garden, a 
retirement home, and is partic- 
ipating in efforts to boost men- 
tor membership with Big 
Brother Big Sisters. Drakeford 
as has local radio disc jockey 
Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas 
signed on as a celebrity spon- 
sor. Thomas, who recendy 
released his own clothing line, 
provides designer styling 
capes and jackets for the shop 
as well as time as a mentor. 

As for Drakeford's research, 
he will conduct case studies, 
surveys, spend more time in 
youth correctional facilities 
and help society better under- 
stand youth at risk, 

Drake's Place currently 
employs a staff five barbers 
and six stylists. The bulk of the 
shop's daily operations is han- 
dled by two head managers, 
one for each section, and a 
third manager who can fill in. 
Drakeford said he hand picked 
professional and experienced 
employees who could 
enhance his vision. 

See BARBER, page 7 


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£* x t r a c u r r i cut a r 

Answering a Higher Call 

Hudson Pursues Ministry, Ordination 

Although her mother 
made sure she went 
as a child. Rae Hud- 
son hadn't been an avid 
church goer during most of 
her adult life. She sent her 
children off to participate in 
youth activities in her neigh- 
borhood church, though she 
and her husband didn't go to 
service themselves. 

One Sunday. Hud- 
son's husband, who 
often worked during 
traditional service 
times, suggested they 
go to church. 

"In the first few 
minutes I could have 
joined right then and 
there," Hudson said 
about the visit. "I got 
involved in going to 
church on a regular 
basis. F wanted to do 

A few years later 
Hudson, the coordina- 
tor of external affairs 
for the School of Pub- 
lic Affairs, finds her- 
self nearing the end 
of a three-year 
process to become an 
ordained deacon in 
the African Methodist 
Episcopal CAME) 
Church. In November 
of this year she will 
be officially ordained and 
given more responsibilities in 
the church. Hudson will be 
able to conduct services 
such as funerals, weddings 
and baptisms and she will 
continue to give sermons as 
she does now, but she will 
be allowed to wear a robe 
while doing so. 

When Hudson first got 
involved in the ministry, she 
didn't set out to become a 
minister. She began going to 
Bible study classes. She 
remembers one in particular 
that discussed where you go 
when you die, which she 
says prepared her for her sis- 
ter's death in 1 998. She con- 
tinued studying and had 
worked her way up to three 
Bible studies a week. "I 
couldn't get enough," she 
said. "The more I learned, the 
more 1 wanted. I was wear- 
ing Bibles out." 

Finally, Hudson said she 
was "called" in 1999 while 
on a women's retreat with 
her church. One night, alone 
in her room with no televi- 
sion, she said she got the call 
from God to preach. "He told 
me he wanted me to go out 
and tell the people "she said. 

Hudson has since enrolled 

in Evangel Theological Semi- 
nary in Harrisburg,Va., and 
takes training courses from 
the AME church. She is cur- 
rendy in Odenton at Mt. Zion 
AME Church, a four-year-old 
church with a small congre- 
gation, where she gives ser- 
mons about once a month 
and organizes workshops 



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Rae Hudson, who works as coordinator 
of external affairs for the School of 
Public Affairs, is nearing the process to 
become an ordained deacon in the 
African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

and seminars. 

Before she got into the 
ministry, Hudson said she 
didn't have any public speak- 
ing experience. Now that 
she's had more practice she 
said she still gets nervous, 
but the "spirit" guides her 
through her sermons. 

She said she does not 
want there to be a separa- 
tion from her church life and 
her work life. While her 
duties for the School of Pub- 
lic Affairs include the putting 
together the school's 
newsletter and marketing 
materials, she said her col- 
leagues are aware of her 
ministry and some of them 
came to her after September 
1 1 and asked for advice. 

Earlier this month Hudson 
gave a sermon on campus 
for the Black Ministries Pro- 
gram by invitation of chap- 
lain Ruby Reese Moone. 
After her ordination, Hudson 
will continue to work at her 
church in Odenton, but she 
says she does not know what 
the future holds for her. 

"I feel that God is calling 
me to do something bigger, 
but I have no idea what that 
is," she said." I have no clue. 
I'm just waiting." 

Editor's note: Outlook 's feature, extracurricular, will take occasional 
glimpses into university employees' Hits outside of their day jobs. We uwl- 
<wnc story suggestions; citll Monette Austin Bailey at 001) 405-4629 
or send them to outlook@atcmail.umd. edit. 

Teachers Awarded Distinguished Title 

The six Fall 2002-2003 Distinguished Scholar- Teachers represent excellence in physical, 
mental and theoretical areas of study. As with past selections, this year's class was cho- 
sen based on peer references, student comments and professional accomplishments. 
Each honoree will receive $5,000 for scholarly activities and will present a lecture in the fall. 

James Hagberg 


Sylvester James Gates Jr. 


James Glass 

Robert Pooling 

flit tp : //www. bsos . / 
7El.htm) is proba- 
bly best known for 
his work with the 
auditory systems of 
birds and humans. 
Pooling, with the 
Pepartment of Psy- 
chology, is a pio- 
neer in researching 
the similarities 
between birds and 
humans that led to 
some significant dis- 
coveries about the 
ability to regenerate 
cells and repair lost 
or damaged hear- 
ing. He has been on 

campus, and with psychology, since 1981 . An 
Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist and NIH 
Career Scientist award winner, Pooling focuses his 
mentorship on graduate students, having worked 
with 10 postdoctoral fellows over the past 20 years. 

Physicist Sylvester James Gates Jr. (http://www. 
physics, gates.html) has been 
hailed as "one of the five best minds in America" 
by the prestigious Isaac Asimov Memorial Panel 
Debate. He Is a leader in the areas of supersyme- 
metric particles, fields and strings. Gates is known 
for making the highly complex mathematically 
based theories clear and entertaining to all types of 
audiences. The first African American to hold an 
endowed chair in physics at any major research 
institution in the country, Gates receives praise 
from students and colleagues. On the campus for 
14 years, he was also instrumental in developing 
the physics programs of Howard and Hampton 
universities and Florida A&M. 

James Glass ( 
glass/) has been working with the assumption that 
to understand political behavior one must first 
understand human nature. Glass' research on the 
intersection of psychology and politics brings up 
questions that are high on the public and academ- 
ic agenda in light of recent world events. With 
more than 30 years of teaching experience at 
Maryland, Glass has been able to "infect" dozens of 
students with his passion for this area of study, as 
well as other connections involving behavior. He is 
given partial credit for heightening the profile of 
Pepartment of Government and Politics. 

As a kinesiologist .James Hagberg flittp:// www. KNES/faculty/jhagberg/) focuses 
his research on health and functional capacity 
with emphasis on gerontology. Current under- 
standing about how regular exercise influences 
the occurrance of coronary heart disease, hyper- 



Allan Wigfield 

tension and diabetes is based on a substantial 
amount of Hagberg s work. His scholarship has 
earned him editorial board positions with the 
American College of Sports Medicine, the Ameri- 
can Heart Association Council for High Blood Pres- 
sure Research and the American Academy of Kine- 
siology and Physical Education. Puring his six 
years at the university, he has taught both under- 
graduate and graduate courses, and introduced one 
of the campus' CORE courses, "Science of Physical 
Activity and Cardiovascular Health." 

Susan Taylor Chttp://www, 
staylor/) is lauded as one of the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business' most high-profile and prolific 
scholars. She writes and teaches on feedback, 
stress, recruitment, hiring practices, performance 
appraisal, turnover, quality management and sever- 
al other subjects. Taylor also serves on three high 
profile journals, one of which would be an honor 
for those in her field: the Academy of Management 
Review, the Academy of Management Journal and 
the Journal of Applied Psychology. She came to 
Maryland's then-College of Business and Manage- 
ment in 1983 and quickly began serving the cam- 
pus community through committee memberships 
and assisting student research. 

A professor with the College of Education's Depart- 
ment of Human Development, Allan Wigfield 
wigfield.html) specializes in researching the devel- 
opment and socialization of children's motivation, 
with an emphasis on literacy. He is consistently 
supported through grants from the National Insti- 
tute of Child Health and Human Development and 
the Spencer Foundation. Wigfield's colleagues cite 
his energy, perceptiveness and methodological 
rigor as reasons he deserves the Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher honor. On campus since 1989, he 
also received a 2001 Outstanding Service to the 
Schools award from the university. 


Connecting Democracy and the Arts 

Artists and intellectuals 
have been in the fore- 
ground of opposition 
movements in oppressive 
regimes throughout history, often 
risking their reputations and even 
their lives to speak openly and 
even mockingly against political 
oppression, Danny Glover is among 
the leading actors who have been 
outspoken advocates and activists 
for social justice. 

The Democracy Collaborative, in 
cooperation with the Afro-Ameri- 
can Studies Program and the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter, will host Glover and fellow 
actor Felix Justice for "An Evening 
with Langston and Martin" next 
week. The performance includes 
portrayals and readings of the 
works of Martin Luther King Jr. by 
Glover and Langston Hughes by 
Justice. A question and answer ses- 
sion with the actors will follow. 

Launched at die university last 
year, die collaborative is an interna- 
tional consortium of leading aca- 
demic centers and civil society 
organizations committed to devel- 
oping innovative approaches to 
strengthening the understanding 
and practice of democracy world- 
wide. It was founded by Gar Alper- 
ovitz, Benjamin Barber, Stephen 
Elkin, William Galston, Jessica Gor- 
don Ncmbhard, Gary LaFree and 
Linda Williams and Virginia 
Hodgkinson of Georgetown Univer- 
sity. The collaborative fosters the 
strong link between the arts (and 
artists) and democracy, noting that 
theater and the other arts expand 
our capacity to understand the 
world; giving people the courage to 
plumb its depths and, at times, to 
change it. 

"Danny volunteered his sought- 
after services to the collaborative 
because he shares with us a passion 
for democracy and the belief that 
the arts are an essential part of a 
democratic society," said Alperovitz. 

The collaborative is not new to 
creating opportunities for people 
to explore democratic ideals 
through arts. Last April, at a collabo- 
rative-hosted Internadonal Round- 

Danny Glover is known for his activism 
as well as his theatrical pursuits. 

table held in Washington, D.C. one 
of the five areas covered in the dis- 
cussion on "The Theory and Prac- 
tice of Civic Globalism" was this 
topic. The session took place at the 
Clarice Center and featured a per- 
formance and discussion. Some of 
the questions considered were: 
What is the role of arts in a civil 
society? How can a free democratic 
society support die arts? Can the 
arts play a specific role in cultivat- 
ing civic globalism and a sense of 
citizenship and civil society across 
national boundaries? A follow-up 
round table will be held in Berlin in 
June, •where the arts will again be 
on the agenda. 

And Glover is no stranger to the 
university. In September he gave 
the keynote address at a dinner for 
the Baltimore Incentive Awards Pro- 
gram. The awards, which were pre- 
sented by President Dan Mote, 
were modeled after a program at 
the University of California, Berke- 
ley, where Mote served as vice 
chancellor for university relations 
before coming to Maryland. The 
program, which has a scholarship 
component, is targeted at students 
who demonstrate uncommon per- 
sistence, academic ability and matu- 
rity despite adverse life situations. 

In presenting the College Park 
audience with dramatic portrayals 
and readings of civil rights leader 
King and Harlem Renaissance poet 
Hughes, Glover and Justice will 
bring to life one of the major 
heroes of the 20th century and one 
of its foremost poets. King's ser- 
mons and speeches and Hughes' 
poems are reflections of the sor- 
rows and joys, and hopes and 
dreams of all people. Both men 
address the injustices and oppres- 
sion suffered by African Americans; 
their words and deeds speak elo- 
quenUy and universally to the 
human condition. 

Both dreamed of equality and jus- 
tice in this nation. King, in hLs 
famous "I Have a Dream" speech of 
August 23, 1963, hoped "that one 
day this nation will rise up and live 
out the true meaning of its creed: 
"We hold these truths to be self- 
evident: that all men are created 
equal." And that one day his "four 
children will. . . live in a nation 
where they will not be judged by 
the color of their skin but by the 
content of their character." Hughes, 
in "1 Dream a World," similarly 
yearned for a world; 

"Where black or white. 

Whatever race you be, 

Will share the bounties of the 


And every man be free. 

Where wretchedness will hang 

its head 

And joy, like a pearl. 

Attends the needs of all 


Of such I dream, my world?" 

— Sondra Myers 

An Evening with 
Langston and Martin" 
will be performed 
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in 
the Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. Tickets 
are S30, $10 for full-time students 
with ID. For ticket information, 
call (301) 405-ARTS (2787). 

Kirwan: Former President's Return Welcomed 

Continued from page 1 

more effective, more respected 
chancellor than Brit Kirwan." 

During Kirwan 's tenure as the 
president, the number of freshman 
with SAT scores of 1400 and above 
increased from 49 to 342; the aver- 
age SAT scores of all freshmen 
increased from 1057 to 1199; the 
number of National Academy of Sci- 
ences members among the faculty 
grew from one to 17;sponsored 
research nearly doubled from $82 
million to $ 1 55 million; annual pri- 
vate funds raised went from $14 
million to over $65 million; and the 
university's endowment reached 
$158 million from $36 million in 
1988. Ohio State University has 
experienced similar increases dur- 
ing Kirwan's presidency of that uni- 
versity. He led a fund raising cam- 
paign that succeeded in raising 
$1.23 billion, making Ohio State 
only the third public university to 
raise in excess of $1 billion in a sin- 

gle campaign, 

"Brit will bring to the chancel- 
lor's position the same enthusiasm, 
intellect, and leadership skills that 
made him such a success as presi- 
dent of the University of Maryland, 
College Park and Ohio State Univer- 
sity," said Chapman. 

Kirwan, whose two children and 
two grandchildren live in the state, 
cites personal and professional rea- 
sons for coming back. "I firmly 
believe that one can go home 
again," he said. "In some ways Patty 
and I have never left. 

"It's a great honor and privilege 
to be asked to lead a system com- 
prised of such diverse and wonder- 
ful institutions. 1 am keenly aware 
of the need for a high degree of 
autonomy and independence for 
the constituent institutions and 
their presidents. The presidents 
must be strong and visible advo- 
cates for their institutions if these 

institutions are to realize their full 
potential. As chancellor, I will be an 
ardent defender of the presidents' 
role in this regard." 

A native of Kentucky, Kirwan 
holds a doctorate and a master's 
degree from Rutgers University; he 
has a bachelor's degree from Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. He is a member 
of several honorary and profession- 
al societies including Phi Beta 
Kappa. Phi Kappa Phi, the Ameri- 
can Mathematical Society and the 
Mathematical Association of Ameri- 
ca. He is co-editor of the book 
"Advances in Complex Analysis." 

He grew up on the University of 
Kentucky campus where his father 
was dean of students, graduate 
dean and president of the universi- 
ty. Kirwan is married to Patricia 
Harper Kirwan; his children, 
William E. Kirwan III and Ann Kir- 
wan Horton, are alumni of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College Park. 


Robert S. Gold will assume the position of dean of 
the College of Health and Human Performance on 
July I . He has been acting chair and professor of the 
Department of Public and Community Health and 
director of the Public Health Informatics Research 

Sally Kobli us ky . chair and professor in the Depart- 
ment of Family Studies, has been named a 2002-03 
American Council on Education Fellow. The ACE Fel- 
lows Program is the premier higher education lead- 
ership development program in the country. It iden- 
tifies and prepares senior faculty and administrators 
to become skilled in the leadership of change. 

Earlene Armstrong, associate professor in the 
Department of Entomology, was honored as a Distin- 
guished Alumni of a historically black college or uni- 
versity (HBCU) at the National Association for Equal 
Opportunity in Higher Education's national confer- 
ence in Washington, D.C, Membership of the 33-year- 
old association comprises 1 18 of the nation's 
HBCUs. Armstrong attended North Carolina Central 
University, wluch nominated her for the award. 

Larlssa A. Grunlg has been appointed as the Uni- 
versity of Maryland representative to the Maryland 
Work-Life Alliance by Lt. Governor Katlileen 
Kennedy Townsend. Grunig is a professor in the 
Department of Communication. The Maryland Work- 
Life Alliance is a public/private/nonprofit coalition 
organized by Townsend to help educate employers 
and the public on the importance of work-life inte- 
gration, and find solutions to the expanding needs of 
Maryland's workforce. 

Nicole P. Roup academic coordinator for aerospace 
engineering, has been elected a member-at-large for 
the Maryland College Personnel Association Execu- 
tive Council. The position is a two-year commitment 
beginning in Spring 2002 and assists the Executive 
Council in programmatic, professional development, 
networking and membership activities. Roop is cur- 
rently working on her doctorate in higher education 

Michael King is die new chief financial officer of 
the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. 
He is a College Park alumnus, has held several high 
level financial management positions (most recently 
as assistant vice president at Trinity College in Wash- 
ington, D.C), and is a certified public accountant. 

Nelson Marban is the new director of develop- 
ment for individual giving for the Clark School of 
Engineering. Nelson comes from the United Way of 
Miami-Dade, where he served as director of UW 


Barbara Qiiimi is now interim executive director 
for university development, filling in until Donna 
Frithsen's position is filled. She will continue with 
her overall University Relations responsibilities. 

Several promotions have been earned in University 
Publications and Marketing: John Consoll, universi- 
ty photographer, has been promoted to creative 
director, magazines and director of photography. 
Consoli will also be a member of the marketing and 
communications management team. 

Jennifer Paul's new title is art director, university 
magazines. Jason Quick has been promoted from 
designer to senior designer, a position left open 
when Raissa Ludwig was selected as assistant 
director, client publications. 

Gillian Harry, production manager, will be taking 
on accounting responsibility for all financial accounts 
in marketing, video, communications and publications. 
She will continue to be the production task master. 


2 2 

University Develops Online Tutoring 
Program to Target Local Digital Divide 

Program Piloted in Prince George's County Schools 

Shirley Morman (center), principal investigator for ProjectUNKS and director of Educational Talent 
Search, poses with the charter group of ProjectUNKS tutors at the September 2001 tutor orientation. 

The University of 
Maryland Educa- 
tional Talent 
Search Program 
is using hardware and a 
soft touch to help some 
240 Prince George's Coun- 
ty middle school students 
cross the digital divide. 

In the program dubbed 
ProjectUNKS, students 
from three targeted 
schools received a new 
personal computer for 
their homes and access to 
an online tutoring pro- 
gram that features a real 
person — a University of 
Maryland student — on 
the other end of the Web 

Some of the university 
and middle school students 
will meet face-to-lace for 
the first time Friday, April 5 
for a 9 a.m. mock tutorial 
session celebrating the 
launch of the program. Stu- 
dents and teachers from 
Kettering, Buck Lodge and 
Oxon Hill Middle Schools 
will join university student 
mentors and campus offi- 
cials to showcase the Pro- 
jectLINKS capabilities. The 
event will be held in the 
multipurpose room of the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center 
at Maryland. LINKS stands 
for Linking Information 
Networks and Knowledge 
to Students. 

ProjectUNKS ' specially 
designed program helps 
strengthen academic skills 
and computer competency. 
It includes computer-based 
tutorials, skill enrichment 
projects, an email list serve 
and online chat rooms for 
direct interaction with uni- 
versity tutors. 

"Human interaction 
really sets this program 
apart from others," says 
Shirley Morman, principal 
investigator for Project- 
UNKS and director of the 

Educational Talent Search. 
"The students and men- 
tors form a personal con- 
nection as they work on 
skills directly tied to the 
students' actual school- 

University mentors pro- 
vide four half-hour online 
tutoring and homework 
assistance sessions each 
week. Many of the men- 
tors are former Talent 
Search participants who 
have benefitted from the 
program's ongoing efforts 
to help low-income stu- 
dents improve their poten- 
tial for academic success 
in college. 

Morman notes the 
online approach devel- 
oped from a need to 
expand the reach of a uni- 
versity-based weekend 
program run by Talent 
Search. The Saturday 
Scholars Program brought 
students to Maryland for 
academic enrichment 
activities in one of the 
computer-equipped class- 
rooms, but it was limited 
to students who could 
physically come to the 

"With ProjectUNKS 
there are no such barriers," 
says Morman. "We can 
reach the students who are 
most in need; those who 
have access to the fewest 
resources to prepare them- 
selves for success in a com- 
petitive world." 

The program targets 
low-income students who 
would be the first in their 
family to attend college, 
have demonstrated the 
need for academic sup- 
port and enrichment and 
lack access to a computer 
at home. The project is 
based in schools not cur- 
rently served by Talent 
Search programs. Pro- 
jectUNKS is funded by a 

$600,000 grant from the 
U.S. Department of Educa- 
tion Office of Post Sec- 
ondary Education. NCS 
Technologies of Sterling, 
Va. funded the purchase of 
computers for each stu- 

Teachers and adminis- 
trators from the county 
schools have been inte- 
grally involved in the pro- 
ject's development since 
planning started in Octo- 
ber 2000."This is an excel- 
lent project to counsel 
and support deserving stu- 
dents to help make sure 
they are adequately pre- 
pared both academically 
and technologically to 
pursue their dreams of a 
college education," said 
Superintendent of Prince 
George's County Schools 
IrisT. Metts. 

Morman adds, "This is a 
very ambitious program 
that seeks to help solve a 
global problem using 
focused community 
efforts. This is just the 
beginning. We hope to see 
the growth of grassroots 
support to help expand it 
to more schools." 

Special attention has 
been paid to making the 
program easy to replicate 
in other local schools and 
in other Talent Search 
school-university partner- 
ships across the country. 

The ProjectUNKS 
will be held at 9 
a.m. on April 5 in the 
Nyumburu Cultural 
Center's Multipurpose 
Room. A reception will 
follow. Those interest- 
ed in attending should 
call (30 1t 314-7763 or 
send an e-mail to 

Paper: Libraries Seek Input 

Continued Jrom page 1 

between preservation and conserva- 
tion. Preservation relates to all activi- 
ties that maintain collections for use 
in the original or some other format. 
Preservation thus includes preven- 
tion of damage. Conservation is the 
physical or chemical treatment of 
library materials to sustain them in 
the their original form. A lab on cam- 
pus staffed by a professional conser- 
vator, students and full-time employ- 
ees works to rebind books and mend 
works. More routine binding is 
shipped off to a commercial book- 
binding company. 

"And we make recommendations 
for proper storage and shelving," she 
said. Some of the paper her depart- 
ment handles is so brittle that it 
breaks at die binding or when han- 
dled. The acidic deterioration isn't 
reversible, so one option is to box 
the book. Another option, said Carig- 
nan, is to preserve a photocopy on 
what is called permanent paper. In 
some cases, they can just replace the 
book with a reprint. 

Another panel, "Digital Demand vs. 
Paper Pleas," brought together aca- 
demic faculty from diverse disci- 
plines to talk about their research 
requirements for both traditional 
materials and rapidly evolving digital 
resources. Martha Nell Smith, with 
MITH, moderated this panel with 
Brush; Neil Fraistat, English depart- 
ment; Goodman and John Newha- 
gen, with the Philip Merrill College 
of Journalism. A second panel, 
"Enduring Value," fostered debate on 
"how to best preserve library and 
archival materials in a milieu of limit- 
ed resources and diverse formats." It 

was moderated by Abby Smith, direc- 
tor of programs, at the Council on 
Library and Information Resources. 
Sitting on the panel were Walter 
Cybulski, head of the Quality Assur- 
ance Unit at the National Library of 
Medicine; Phyllis Franklin, executive 
director of the Modern Language 
Association; Doug McElrath, curator, 
Marylandia and Rare Books at Mary- 
land and Nancy Schrock, chief collec- 
tions conservator at Harvard College 

University Ubraries struggle with 
some of the issues common to the 
group. With limited resources, it is 
sometimes hard to serve the public 
in the most efficient manner. Preserv- 
ing newspapers, for example, is a 
challenge because of the volume and 
acidity. "We put them on microfilm, 
which is extremely long-lived when 
filmed correcdy, but people don't 
like using microfilm. It can be hard 
to use " said Carignan. Space is also 
an issue. It is expensive and there is 
only so much of it on campus. 
"We've gone to off-site shelving." 

The symposium, Carignan hopes, 
is the beginning of a process. She 
would like the campus community 
involved. "The outcome of this ought 
to be a continuing of this dialogue. 
Educate us on what's important for 
you and we want people on campus 
to know what we're doing." 

She welcomes comments through 
email at The 
symposium's Web site is http://www. 
html. Abstracts and papers from the 
symposium will be available at that 
URL in the near future. 

Continued from page 1 

from a less technical 
audience," says Jim 
Hendler, director of the 
Semantic Web and Agent 
Technologies, Maryland 
Information and Net- 
work Dynamics and 
computer science pro- 
fessor. "And I found their 
questions interesting." 

Hendler participated 
in "Where Is HAL? 
Today's Computers Are 
Doing Less and More 
Than Ever Imagined," 
held in February. The 
three-day fellowship 
examined state-of-the- 
art computer intelli- 
gence and robotics in 
light of past predic- 
tions, present achieve- 
ments and future direc- 
tions. Journalists visited 
the university's Neutral 
Buoyancy Research 
Facility, the Space Sys- 
tems Laboratory and 
the Human Computer 
Interaction Laboratory. 

"The feet that they're 
coming to us shows the 
strengths of our depart- 
ment and the universi- 
ty," he adds. 

The university is for- 
tunate to host two fel- 

Fellowships Beneficial 

lowships during the 
2001-2002 scssion.The 
second, "Globalization 
from Both Sides of the 
Barricades," will be a 
four-day fellowship 
held later this month 
with the goal of help- 
ing clarify the conten- 
tious issues surround- 
ing the globalization 
debates. Professors of 
economics, politics, 
business, sociology, his- 
tory and communica- 
tion will discuss, among 
other things, a guide to 
the economic machin- 
ery of globalization, the 
new financial architec- 
ture of multilateral 
organizations, civil dis- 
obedience and civil 
society. Participants will 
take field trips to near- 
by multilateral organiza- 
tions and take part in 
an interactive simula- 
tion that puts them in 
the roles of decision- 
makers in a global 

Each host institution 
provides room and 
board for the journal- 
ists and their media 
organizations pay travel 

expenses and salary 
during the 

fellowship .Twenty-four 
different programs will 
be held in Spring 2002 
as part of the 2001- 
2002 CASE program. 
More than 200 short- 
term fellowships will 
be awarded and jour- 
nalists can select from 
topics at 22 colleges 
and universities. 

Based in part on the 
success of this format, 
the university's media 
relations associates will 
begin hosting similar 
sessions around several 
topics in which the 
campus boasts expert- 
ise. Steve Halperin, 
dean of the College of 
Computer, Mathemati- 
cal, and Physical Sci- 
ences, understands the 
value of the fellow- 
ships. "Not only do we 
do good things here, 
but it's important that 
the world and the com- 
munity appreciates 
what's going on," he 
says. "We compete for 
these and the feet that 
we get them is a good 


CTE Broadens Development Activities 

The most recent Center for Teaching Excellence training session members. 

The Center for Teaching 
Excellence (CTE) has 
done faculty develop- 
ment work in South America, 
South Africa and even on the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland. But 
CTE had never been sum- 
moned to appear before a 

CTE members, in a two-year- 
old partnership with the Mary- 
land State Department of Edu- 
cation and the Judicial Institute 
of Maryland, help judges 
improve their teaching. While 
judges spend most of their pro- 
fessional time performing offi- 
cial duties, a number of them 

are also called upon to teach 
new judges some things about 
taking the bench, to run work- 
shops on new developments in 
the law or in the judicial sys- 
tem, to show other judges how 
to incorporate technology into 
their jobs and other topics rele- 
vant to continuing education 
of the judiciary. 

The unusual partnership 
between CTE and the Judicial 
Institute has involved CTE 
Director Jim Greenberg, Asso- 
ciate Director Sue Gdovin, 
Prof, Katheryn Russell of crimi- 
nology and criminal justice 
and Prof. Wayne Mcintosh of 

government and politics. The 
first year's sessions were so 
successful that one of the par- 
ticipants arranged for CTE to 
come up to Baltimore to con- 
duct a full day workshop with 
the entire Uinvcrsity of Mary- 
land Law School faculty. CTE 
was invited to reprise the 
workshop with a new group of 
judges at the Judicial Institute 
in Annapolis this year. All 
involved have found the expe- 
rience to be mutually reward- 
ing and expect a continuing 
relationship in support of the 
goal of improving judicial edu- 

Barbers Rebuilding Lives 

Continued from page 3 

Edward Matthews, one of 
the shop's two head man- 
agers, said that when Drake- 
ford approached him about 
his idea for a shop it was like 
a godsend because he had 
always wanted to do some- 
thing community oriented. He 
used liis veteran's benefits to 
put himself through to learn 
barbering school in 1972 and 
stresses professionalism in the 
workplace. Matthews also has 
a first-hand understanding of 
what kind of support and 
structure some youth who are" 
at risk need to be successful. 

"As a youth I would say I 
had a problem doing things as 
a challenge," Matthews said. "If 
I tried to do something illegal 
and get away with it, that was 
a challenge." Instead, he added, 
people need to be challenged 
in a positive way. "That's what 
can happen here." 

Johnese Stewart, the shop's 
other head manager, had a dif- 
ferent kind of challenge in 
front of her after a car acci- 
dent In 1990 left her with 
traumatic brain injury. She had 
to re-learn the basics skills of 
life such as walking, reading 
and writing. A stylist for much 
of her life doing hair in the 

neighborhood she grew up in, 
Stewart was formally educat- 
ed in the trade four years ago. 

Stewart said that if a young 
person came into the shop 
with a similar disability she 
would empadiize with their 
situation. "I'm trying to get 
them back that the way they 
used to be," she said. "You can 
come back." 

Stewart's words are echoed 
in Drakefords efforts to keep 
the recidivism rates for youth 
down. She said he wants the 
shop to be a model to show 
that programs like i his can 
keep youth from becoming 
repeat offenders. 

Daniel McDougall, a 21- 
year-old currently under an 
apprenticeship, said Drakes 
Place was a guiding point for 
him. A specialist with natural 
hair, he has aspirations of 
becoming a professional styl- 
ist in the entertainment or 
fashion industry. He is also 
two months out of a six- 
month incarceration. 
Although he had the barber- 
ing and styling skills before 
going to prison he said he 
"just didn't have a chance to 
express them." 
Now he does. 

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The energetic ambassador 
serves as an adviser and vis- 
iting professor for two of 
China's premier universities: 
Peking University in Beijing 
and Fudan University in 
Shanghai. She is at Maryland 
at least twice a week. 

"She is a wonderful per- 
son,'* says Chuan Sheng Liu, 
vice president of research 
and the graduate school and 
director of IGCA."We 
thought it was such a good 
opportunity to have her 

As she munches a sand- 
wich between commit- 
ments, Bloch talks about 
plans she has for IGCA. In 
cooperation with the Philip 
Merrill College of Journal- 
ism, it will help launch a 
journalist-in-residence pro- 
gram in China with Pulitzer 
Prize-winning Washington 
Post columnist David Broder 
serving as the first partici- 
pant. She is also working 
with Maryland's Asian Ameri- 
can Studies Program to put 
together this year's celebra- 
tion of Asian Pacific Ameri- 
can Heritage Month on April 
30, with an eye toward intro- 
ducing role models to the 
university's large Asian pop- 
ulation. The noon forums 
are her way of inviting oth- 
ers to learn about IGCA and 
what it has to offer students, 
faculty, staff and those 
beyond the campus. 

"In my first six months 
with the university, I decid- 


Julia Chang Bloch, IGCA's ambassador-in-residence, speaks with Clopper Almon 
(center), director of the economics department, and Larry Goldberg, a Golden ID 
student, after a recent Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland 
forum in Van Munching Hall. 

ed to focus IGCA on enliven- 
ing and broadening the cam- 
pus debate on China and to 
reach beyond the university 
to the China policy commu- 
nity," says Bloch, whose 
efforts are as a volunteer. Liu 
says the institute provides an 

"The forums have been 
well received. We get people 
who are tops in their fields 
to come and speak. We are 
also getting regulars, people 
who have come to all the 
forums, even though they 
have to pay." 

The next forum, "Xin- 
jiang: China and Political 
Islam in the Post-Taliban Era." 
will be held April 9. Speakers 
will be: Justin Rudelson, 
executive director of IGCA 
and Graham Fuller, senior 
political scientist at the 
RAND Corporation in Wash- 
ington D.C. and former vice- 
chairman of the National 
Intelligence Council at the 
CIA. George Quester, profes- 
sor with the Department of 
Government and Politics, 
will moderate. 

Bloch feels that by offer- 
ing a wide range of topics 
and speakers, she can help 
create a broader understand- 
ing of China. She believes 
that the U.S.-China relation- 
ship must go beyond tradi- 
tional political, military 
strategic interests.Transna- 
tional issues such as the envi- 
ronment and energy are 
increasingly important. Cul- 

Future IGCA 
Noon Forums 
on U.S.-China 

• April 9 - Xinjiang: China 
and Political Islam in the 
Post-Taliban Era 

• April 23 - China in the 
Global Economy 

■ April 30 - Key Diplomatic 
Players in U.S. China Policy 

• May 7 - China and Taiwan 
the WTO: Opportunities and 

The first three will be held 
in 0105 St. Mary's Halt. 
The May 7 forum will be held 
in the Maryland Room of 
Marie Mount Hall. Lunch is 
served and will cost $5 for 
students, $10 for all others. 
Reservations can be made. 
For more information, call the 
IGCA at (301) 405-0208. 

rural understanding is at the 
core. He Yafei said of presiden- 
tial summit meetings that it Is 
important that leaders get to 
know each other, so that when 
decisions are being made there 
is some understanding of 
where the other person comes 
from. Bloch extends the impor- 
tance of familiarity to people at 
all levels. 

"There is clearly a need for 
the IGCA at the University of 
Maryland," she says. 


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Words, Beats and Life 

The Words, Beats and Life con- 
ference will be held April 6- 1 2 
in the Stamp Student Union. 
Panel discussions and hands-on 
workshops focused around hip- 
hop will be held throughout 
the week. The keynote speak- 
ers are scheduled to be Fred 
Hampton Jr. on April 8, and Tri- 
cia Rose on April 9- "The Gath- 
ering," a play written by Will 
Powers, will be presented in 
Tawes Theatre on April 9. The 
conference will end with a con- 
cert on April 12. 

For more information, visit 
www. wordsbeatsandlife .com . 

Arab Women Take On 
the Texts 

The Center for Historical Stud- 
ies announces a public lecture 
by Judith E. Tucker, professor of 
history at Georgetown Univer- 
sity, tided "Contesting the Tradi- 
tion: Arab Women Take On the 
Texts." Tucker will discuss Arab 
women who are engaging and 
reinterpreting the texts, tradi- 
tions and customs of their soci- 
eties. The lecture will take 
place on Thursday, April 4 from 
3:30 to 5 p.m. in 2154 Tawes. 

Tucker is the author or edi- 
tor of many books on women 
and gender in the Middle East, 
including "Women in Nine- 
teenth-Century Egypt" and 
"Women in the Middle East and 
North Africa: Restoring Women 
to History." 

For more information, con- 
tact Stephen Johnson at (301) 
405-8739 or historycenter® 

Attitude Is Everything 
Video Premiere 

"Attitude Is Everything" follows 
a group of students as they deal 
with a variety of conflicts with 
their peers. Under the supervi- 
sion of playwright Wanda 
Schcll, students at the 
Springhlll Lake Community 
Center developed the script 
and performed in the video, 
which is designed to help 
guide young people toward 
peaceful resolution of conflict. 

"Attitude Is Everything" is 
designed to be part of a class- 
room program on conflict reso- 
lution and was produced as a 
joint project of the Democracy 
Collaborative and the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 

The premiere is Sunday, April 
7 from 2-4:30 p.m. in 0200 
Skinner. A reception will follow 
the screening. 

For more information, contact 
Tom Ellington at (301) 4054557 

Outstanding Woman of 
the Year Award 

The President's Commission on 
Women's Issues (PCWT) pres- 
ents the annual Outstanding 
Woman of the Year Award by 
President Mote on Tuesday, 
April 2 at 4 p.m. in Stamp Stu- 

Black Saga 2002: Everyone's a Winner 


The three students from Nicolas Orem Middle School (Prince Georges County) 
who made up this year's winning team in die Black Saga Middle School 
Competition pose with their trophies, their checks and Charles Christian (r), a 
University of Maryland social geographer who founded Black Saga 10 years ago. "Not 
everyone gets the top prize, but in this competition everyone is a winner," said Christian. 
"If the students get a more complete picture of American history, learn about teamwork 
and develop study skills, then truly each is a winner." The competition was held in Stamp 
Student Union Saturday, March 23. Fourth- through eighth-grade students from schools 
in Prince George 's, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties, and Baltimore City, 
participated. Beltsville Academic Center won the Elementary School Competition. 

dent Union. This year's hon- 
oree is Ellin Seholniek, associ- 
ate provost for faculty affairs 
and professor of psychology. 
The PCWI invites the campus 
community to join in a ceremo- 
ny and reception to help honor 
our colleague whose contribu- 
tions to this campus and to its 
community of women are 

Israeli Journalist to Visit 

The Center for Historical Stud- 
ies at the Urn versify of Mary- 
land, in conjunction with the 
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff 
Center for Jewish Studies, will 
hold a lecture and seminar with 
Tom Segev, one of Israel's best- 
known journalists and an inter- 
nationally acclaimed writer on 
the history of Palestine and 

On Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m., 
Segev will offer a lecture, "One 
Palestine Complete: Jews and 
Arabs under the British Man- 
date, 1922-1948,"in the Multi- 
purpose Room, Nyumburu Cul- 
tural Center. On Tuesday, April 9 
at 12:30 p.m., Segev, along with 
Professor Madeline Zilfi, a Mid- 
dle Eastern specialist in the 
Department of History, will 
jointly lead a seminar, "Post- 
Zionism and Israel's New Histo- 
rians," in the Maryland Room of 
Marie Mount Hall. 

Segev writes a weekly column 
for Haaretz, Israel's leading 
daily newspaper, in which he 
addresses questions of politics, 
culture and human rights. He 
has been a pioneer in rethink- 
ing the origins and early devel- 
opment of the state of Israel. 

Sunday Brunch Cruise 

Join the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association and the 
Black Alumni Club for the Third 
Annual Sunday Brunch Cruise 
aboard the Odyssey. Special 
guests include the creator of 
The Boondocks, Aaron McGrud- 
er 98 and musical guest Spur 
of the Moment. The event will 
include a silent auction to ben- 
efit the Parren Mitchell Scholar- 
ship Fund, The cruise is Satur- 
day, May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 
1:30 p.m. Seating is limited, 
RSVP by April 12. Advance pay- 
ment is required: $45 for Alum- 
ni Association members and 
$50 for non-members. 

For more information, con- 
tact Liatetra Brown at (301) 
403-2728, ext. 11 or Liatetra®, or visit 
www. alumni . umd . edu . 

Regalia Rental 

Rental orders are now being 
accepted through the Universi- 
ty Book Center for regalia for 
this May's commencement. The 
deadline for guaranteed aca- 
demic hood colors is Friday, 
April 4. All orders must be 
received by Friday, April 26 to 
avoid additional charges. Visit 
the book center's Web site at and link to 
Graduation Center for pricing 
and ordering information. 

For more information, con- 
tact Melissa Gauthier at (301) 
314-7839 or mm369@umail., or visit www.ubc. 

Memory & the Invention 
off Jewish History 

Jewish Studies will be sponsor- 
ing a two-day conference titled 
"Memory and the Invention of 
Jewish History "April 14-15, 
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun- 
day and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 
p.m. on Monday. 

For more information, e-mail or visit 
www. info rm . umd . e du/rWST. 

Perspectives on Minority 

The Maryland Institute for 
Minority Achievement and 
Urban Education (MIMAUE) is 
sponsoring a Spring 2002 Col- 
loquium Series, "Perspectives 
on Minority Achievement." The 
series will provide a forum for 
faculty, staff, students and the 
public to examine views and 
issues on minority achieve- 
ment, including: the levels of 
achievement of different racial, 
ethnic and economic groups 
within the schools of Maryland; 
various factors contributing to 
"achievement gaps"; and sug- 
gestions for needed research in 
each area. 

The series will take place on 
April 9, April 23 and May 14 in 
the College of Education, 1121 
Benjamin Building. Each series 
will be held from 4:15 to 6:00 
p.m. All are welcome. Light 
refreshments will be served. 

For more information, con- 
tact Martin L.Johnson, director 
of MIMAUE at mjl3®umail. or visit www. 
education.umd .edu/MIMALTE .