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Photo Mystery 

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Taps Grunig 

Larissa A. Grunig has 
grand ambitions for the 
University of Maryland, 
College Park and the 
state of Maryland. Her goals: for 
the university to become the 
No. 1 place for women to study 
and work in Maryland, and for 
the state of Maryland to have 


Larissa Grunig 

the most progressive work-life 
policies in the nation. 

Recently appointed as the 
University of Maryland repre- 
sentative to the Maryland Work- 
Life Alliance by Lt. Gov. Kath- 
leen Kennedy Townsend, 
Grunig is in a position to help 
make those goals a reality. Last 
year, Grunig served on the task 
force that established the 
group. It had its first meeting in 

The alliance, organized by 
Townsend, is a coalition of pub- 
lic, private and nonprofit organi- 
zations that educates employers 
about the importance of creat- 
ing healthy environments that 
promote work-life balance. The 
alliance will also recognize 
employers that have good work- 
life programs and provide sup- 
port services to assist employ- 
ers in implementing them. 

Through what the alliance 
calls work-life integration, work- 
ers should be able to achieve 
their goals in the workplace, at 
home and in their communities. 

"We don't have to sacrifice 
our families and community 
involvement for our careers,™ 
said Grunig, a Department of 
Communication professor. 
"There are ways to accommo- 
date flexibility" and allow 
employers to meet their goals, 
she said. 

Because many of the respon- 
sibilities such as caring for chll- 

See GRUNIG, page S 

Leaders Help 

Leadership coaching, deemed 
"the hottest thing in man- 
agement" by Fortune magazine, 
is an increasingly common perk 
in the for-profit world. Many say 
its one-on-one approach to 
issues of leadership, manage- 
ment and "that vision thing" 
make it invaluable for top-level 
corporate execs. 

But what about those who 
have a different bottom line? 

Thanks to a pilot program 
joindy sponsored by the Balti- 
more-based Goldseker Founda- 
tion and the university's James 
MacGregor Bums Academy of 
Leadership, the leaders of six 
nonprofit organizations dedicat- 
ed to improving the quality of 
life in Baltimore neighborhoods 
will soon have access to leader- 
ship coaching, too. 

To be launched May 3, the 
leadership development pro- 
gram will take place over a full 
year. Each of the six participants 
will attend a series of work- 
shops, meet with peers and 

See GOLDSEKER, page 4 

Reporters Get a Glimpse of Campus Expertise 


CASE Fellows If to r) Dan Zinkland of Iowa Farmer Today, Adrienne Mong of CNN Financial News, 
Ronald Roach of Black Issues in Higher Education, CNBC correspondent Garrett Glaser, freelance jour- 
nalist Bruce Konviser and Wendella Davidson of Guyana National Newspapers participate in an online 
simulation ted by Alexander Jonas and Timothy Wedig of the ICONS Project. 

Members of the Ogoni 
tribe In Nigeria live on 
land being sought after 
by Shell Oil. Though the coun- 
try's government and the Inter- 
national Monetary Fund (IMF) 
would like to see its economic: 
restructuring efforts assisted by 
such a venture, Greenpeace and 
Human Rights Watch aren't sure 
the tribe's best interests will be 
served. All interested parties 
recently logged onto the Inter- 
net to discuss the situation. 

Fellows on campus for a four- 
day CASE Media Fellowship, 
"Globalization From Both Sides 
of the Barricade," participated in 
the online simufation through 
the International Communica- 
tion and Negotiation Simula- 
tions (ICONS) Project, which 
operates out of the Department 
of Government and Politics. As 
with all ICONS Project simula- 
tions, participants were given 
the scenario, platform and facili- 
tation for the simulation. 

It was just one of the activi- 
ties planned to give the 10 
reporter fellows a taste of the 
university's expertise on the 
complex topic of globatism. 
Campus faculty discussed the 
importance of individual cul- 
tures, international trade, gover- 
nance and sovereignty, and 
protests and civil society. There 
were field trips to the IMF, the 
Inter-American Development 
Bank Headquarters and the 
National Press Club. 

Libraries Play Important Role in Exchange Agreement 

The relationship 
between the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, 
College Park and 
Tokyo's Waseda University 
was considerably strength- 
ened recently when these two 
institutions entered into an 
academic exchange program. 

University Libraries have 
worked with Waseda over the 
past two years to arrange 
touring exhibitions of materi- 
als from the Prange Collec- 

tion. Waseda has served the 
vital role of sponsoring and 
organizing exhibit venues 
throughout Japan.This led to 
a discussion of broader 
exchange relations. 

As a result, an "Agreement 
of Cooperation" between 
Maryland and Waseda Univer- 
sity was signed on March 13 
by President Dan Mote and 
Professor Yoji Noguchi, vice 
president of Waseda.The 
agreement sets forth the fol- 

lowing provisions: 

* Exchange of faculty and 
students for research, teach- 
ing and study; students are 
expected to pay their tuition 
fees at their home institu- 

• Exchange of scholarly 
publications and other infor- 
mation in areas of interest to 
both parties, including library 
collections and services; 

See LIBRARIES, page 5 

A Day to Toot Their Own Horns 

Support Staff Earn, Appreciate Thanks 

Administrative assistants, executive 
administrative assistants, reception- 
ists or clerks. No matter their title, 
support staff at the university deserve a 
share of the praise for the campus' recent 
successes.This mostly female workforce 
spends hours arranging schedules, typing 
documents* participating in searches, creat- 
ing systems for optimal productivity and 
more. Many of these women have been on 
campus for more than a decade. 

Tomorrow is Secretary's Day and though 
the title is rarely used, the idea of the day is 
still appreciation. In this spirit of gratitude. 
Outlook set out to highlight the work so 
many of them do without fanfare. In the fol- 
lowing short essays, a sample of employees 
talk about what they do, how long they've 
done it and why. Happy Secretary's Day to 
them, and to those they represent. 

See SUPPORT STAFF, page 6 

50th Birthday, 
Gets a Facelift 

Despite formidable looking 
scaffolding erected around 
its steeple, the Memorial Chapel 
is doing fine, thank you. It's just 
time for a little spring sprucing. 

Several maintenance needs 
are being taken care of at one 
time, says Pat Perfetto, director 
of Conferences and Visitor Ser- 
vices, the office responsible for 
the facility "We 're trying to get 
everything done by commence- 
ment,*' he says. "The steeple 
needs painting and there's 
going to be some repair to the 
glass on the clock face and 
some mechanical repairs to the 
arms that make the hands turn. 
We're replacing some tiles on 
the roof, washing windows and 
cleaning out the gutters." 

Maintenance work is usually 
prompted by painting, says Per- 
fetto, because of the beating it 
gets by weather, especially the 

Built in 1952 as a non-denom- 
inational church, Memorial 

See CHAPEL, page S 

APRIL 23, 2002 



april 23 

Looking for a 

Self -Expression 

12 p.m., China in the Global 
Economy 0105 St. Mary's Hall. 
With Nicholas Lardy, senior 
fellow, Brookings Institution; 
I.M. Destler, professor of public 
affairs; presided by Julia Chang 
Bloch. Sponsored by the Insti- 
tute for Global Chinese Affairs. 
For more information, visit 
www. inform . umd . edu/igca . 

2-4 p.m.. Welfare Reform — 
Shifting Realities and 
Emerging Issues II: A 
National Videoconference 
on Welfare Reauthorization 
Academy of Leadership Train- 
ing Room.Taliaferro Hall. With 
moderator Ron Walters and 
panelists Margaret Simms, Joan 
Alker and Deborah Weinstein. 

4 p.m., Shih-1 Pai Lecture: 
Grigory Barenblatt 14 10 
Physics. The Institute for Physi- 
cal Science and Technology 
presents its annual Shih-I Pai 
lecture, "Turbulence: The Last 
Problem of Classical Physics- 
New Approach and Perspec- 
tives." Grigory Barenblatt of UC 
Berkeley and Lawrence Berke- 
ley National Laboratory is the 
scheduled speaker. A reception 
will be held before the lecture 
from 3:15 to 3:55 p.m. in the 
Toll Lounge, 1204 Physics. Call 
5-4877 for more information. 

4:15-6 p.m.. Parents and 
Their Involvement in Edu- 
cation 1121 Benjamin. With 
Charles Flatter.AI Porter and 
Steve Pyles. Part of the Minori- 
ty Achievement and Urban 
Education (MIMAUE) Colloqui- 
um Series. For a summary of 
each speaker's presentation, 
MIMAUE. For more informa- 
tion, contact Martin L.Johnson 

5:30 p.m.. Take Five on 
Tuesday: Ralph Lee Smith, 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. For information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
clariccsmithcenter.umd .edu . 

8 p.m.. University of Mary- 
land Brass Ensemble Con- 
cert Hall, Clarice Smith Perfor- 
ming Arts Center. Conducted 
by Milton Stevens, faculty artist 
and principal trombone of the 
National Symphony Orchestra. 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 

Does your office tell people who you are, or how you like to 
work? Does It look occupied? Or overcrowded? Outlook is 
looking for examples of office self-expression for a future 
story on work environments and what they say about the people 
within them. Please send descriptions and/or digital photos to 


april 24 

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Under- 
graduate Research Day 
2002: Unlocking a World of 
Knowledge Stamp Student 
Union. Undergraduate Research 
Day is a showcase of current 
research, scholarship and artis- 
tic endeavors. Presentations, 
posters and performances are 
open to the public. For more 
information, contact Suzanne 
Chwirut, 5-9342 or schwirut®, or visit www. 
inform . umd . edu/ugst/urd . 

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

0114 Counseling Center, Shoe- 
maker Building. With Kathy 
Zamostny, staff psychologist 
and associate professor of psy- 
chology and Karen O'Brien, 
associate professor of psychol- 
ogy, who will speak on "Career 
Problems (and Related Varia- 
bles) of Campus Help-Seekers ." 

12-1 p.m.. Starting an Exer- 
cise Program 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. The Center 
for Health and Wellbeing can 
help you start an exercise pro- 
gram that works for you. Learn 
beginning strategies and tech- 
niques to get you started. For 
more information contact Jen- 
nifer Treger at 4-1493 or 
trege r@health . umd ,ed u , 

3-5:30 p.m., Maryland Insti- 
tute for Technology in the 
Humanities Open House 

B0131 McKeldin Library. MITH 
will host an open house and 
reception featuring digital pre- 
sentations by past and present 
resident Fellows and Net- 
worked Associates. For more 
information, call 5-8927 or e- 
mail, or 

7 p.m.. Student Prize Read- 
ing Special Events Room, McK- 
eldin Library. As part of the 
Writers Here and Now series, 
the winners of the Katherine 
Anne Porter Fiction Prize and 
the Academy of American 
Poets Prize will read from their 

work. For more information, 
call 5-3820 or visit 

april 25 

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

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clar- 
ice Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter. School of Music artist-in- 
residence Watts is a world- 
famous concert pianist. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www., 

2-4 p.m.. Beyond the Web — 
The Arts and Humanities in 
the 21st Century 6137 Mc- 
Keldin library. Keynote speech 
by Irvin Kershner, director of 
The Empire Strikes Back: "The 
Arts and Humanities: the Rebel 
Alliance Strikes Back." This is 
an international forum spon- 
sored by the Maryland Insti- 
tute for Technology in the 
Humanities (MTTH). 

4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About 
Teaching: Writing 0135Talia 
ferro Hall. The Center Alliance 
for School Teachers (CAST) 
presents English Professor 
Jeanne Fahnestock, who will 
lead an informal conversation 
about the teaching of writing. 
Teachers from neighboring 
public schools who join us can 
receive door prizes and park- 
ing vouchers to cover fees in 
the campus public garages. 
Light refreshments served. For 
more information, contact 
NancyTraubitz at nt32@umail. or 5-^830, or visit the 
CAST Web site at www.inform. 

5:30-6:30 p.m.. The Dating 
Game 0121 CRC. At this inter- 
active session, the Center for 
Health and Wellbeing will 
explore how men and women 
may view similar situations in 
totally different ways. Discover 
what better communication 
can do for your relationships. 
For more information, contact 
Jennifer Treger at 4-1493 or 
t reger@health . umd . edu . 

8 p.m., Maryland Dance 
Ensemble Dance Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, Featuring selected stu- 
dent choreography and pre- 
senting two works by Doug 
Vance. Tickets cost $10. For 
more information call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www.clarice- 

april 26 

12-1 p.m.. Entomology Col- 
loquium 1140 Plant Sciences 
Building. With Drew Smith, 
Department of Entomology, 
speaking on "Intercroping corn 
with buckwheat to increase 
natural enemies of the Euro- 
pean corn borer." For more 
information, call 5-3911 or visit 

12-1:15 p.m.. Inoculation 
and Resistance to Influ- 
ence: Theory and Applica- 
tions 0200 Skinner. With 
Michael Pfau, chair of the 
Department of Communica- 
tion at the University of Okla- 
homa. For more information, 
contact Trevor Parry-Gdes at 5- 
8947 or, 
or visit 

8 p.m., Maryland Dance 
Ensemble See April 25. 

8 p.m., KREMERata Baltica 

See photo story, page 3- 

8 p.m.. Prism Brass Quintet 

See article, page 3. 

8 p.m.. The Polaroid Stories 

See page 3- 


april 27 

8 p.m.. The Polaroid Sto- 
ries Seepage 3. 

april 28 

2 p.m.. Spring Koto Recital 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Kyoko Okamoto directs univer- 
sity students and players of the 
Washington Toho Koto Society 
in a recital of beautiful Japan- 
ese strings. Featuring tradition- 
al Japanese costuming. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithce liter, umd . edu . 

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., The 
Polaroid Stories Sec page 3- 

7:30 p.m., Maryland Dance 
Ensemble See April 25. 

8 p.m., Annual Saxophone 
Spectacular Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Featuring 
classical and jazz works for sax 
and sax ensemble with faculty 
artists Chris Vadala and Dale 
Underwood and their students. 

For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
clarices mithcente r. umd . edu . 

8 p.m., UMSO Concerto 
Competition Finals Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. School of Music 
students compete to perform 
next season as soloists with 
the prized University of Mary- 
land Symphony Orchestra. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
clari ce smi thee nter. umd .edu . 

april 29 

4-6 p.m., Isaac Sherman and 
the Trials of Gilded Age 
Liberalism 1 102 Francis Scott 
Key. With James A. Henretta. 
Seminar discussions are based 
on p re-circulated papers, 
which participants are asked 
to read in advance. Copies of 
the papers are available in the 
History Department and can 
be requested by e-mail to 
historycenter® umaii umd . edu . 

8 p.m., Maryland Dance 
Ensemble See April 25. 

8 p.m., Carmelite Tropicana 

Laboratory Theatre, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
As the colorful and irreverent 
Carmelita Tropicana, Cuban- 
born writer and performance 
artist AlinaTroyano has a hilari- 
ous take on what it means to be 
Latina and lesbian. Tickets are 
$20. For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 

Find more event listings at www. 

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Student-Driven Pop Culture Art Exhibit Opens 

After working in the Tick- 
et Office for more than 
a year, senior art major 
Matthew Clark noticed that the 
Clarice Smith Center's walls 
needed some color to comple- 
ment its beautiftil performance 
spaces. In {act, the combination 
of the bare walls and Clarice 
Smith's own love for art 
inspired him to curate an art 
exhibit in the center to show- 
case student artwork from 
around the campus. 

With no real place to exhibit 
undergraduate art, the center 
seemed like a perfect location. 
A broad range of audiences 
would see the works because 
the center attracts extremely 
diverse visitors, and the large 
open spaces offered room for 
artistic creativity. 

With a theme of propaganda, 
pop culture and the media con- 
sumption of American culture, 
jurors Foon Sham andW.C. 
"Chip" Richardson reviewed 
more than 30 submissions of 
sculpture, collages and paint- 

Hoop Dreams (above) and The 
A-Train (right) are two of the 
paintings by artist Jefferson 
Pinder that will be displayed in 
the Center for the upcoming art 
exhibit "Propaganda.' 

ings for inclusion in the show. 

The selected works will be dis- 
played from May 7 through 
May 24 in the Center, begin- 
ning with a reception on May 7 

A Double Dose of Brass 

"Polaroid Stories" Looks at Harsh 
Realities for Teenage Runaways 

Ffve months ago director 
Adele Cabot knew almost 
nothing about raves, htp- 
hop or techno music, but that 
was quickly changed by the 
undergraduate students that 
made up her cast of "Polaroid 
Stories," the latest and last of the 
Department of Theatre produc- 
tions this semester. 

Written in 1997 by Naomi lizu- 
ka, "Polaroid Stories" is inspired 
in part by Ovid's "Metamor- 
phoses," Jim Goldberg's photo 
essay on homeless youth, 
"Raised by Wolves," and by lizu- 
ka's own interviews with street 
kids. "Polaroid Stories" explores 
a hard, dangerous and often- 
ignored world of teenage run- 
aways in a poetic style, lizuka 
weaves mythological stories and 
characters together with the 
words, feelings and actions of 
modern-day street kids, resulting 
in a series of non-linear snap- 
shots of daily life on the street. 
"Polaroid Stories" was first 
performed at the Humana Festt- 

For ticket information or to 

request, a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301. 405. ARTS or visit www. 
clar ice smithcenter. umd. edu . 

Clarice Smith 


val of Mew American Plays and is 
now being performed at several 
universities around the country. 
Cabot selected "Polaroid Stories" 
to direct because it is an excellent 
example of a post-modern play, 
structurally. The language is 
vibrant and alive, and it incorpo- 
rates the deeply significant sto- 
ries of Ovid's Metamorphosis. 
"The rhythm of the words and 
the effective modern text make 
the old stories come alive in new 
and relevant ways," Cabot said. 
"These powerful, ancient mytho- 
logical characters, such as Perse- 
phone and Dionysus, are seen as 
homeless teenagers facing the 
reality of drugs and prostitution. 
The wonderful thing is that the 
element of transformation is not 
lost in the play." 

Cabot's cast is having no trou- 
ble getting into their roles, or 
understanding the complicated 
non-linear script. In fact, it was 
her students who helped Cabot 
understand and get accustomed 
to the meaning of some of the 
slang. For example, "One char- 
acters says, 'what up?' Well, I'm 
familiar with 'what's up?' Think- 
ing it was a typo, I wanted to 
change the wording until my 
students explained to me that 
'what up' is the 'in' thing to say," 
notes Cabot. 

"Polaroid Stories" will be in 
the Robert and Ariene Kogod 
Theatre from April 26 through 
May 3. Contact the Ticket Office 
or see the Web site for specific 
times and ticket information. 

from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate 
the opening. "I hope every- 
body wul come to see the 
exhibit," Clark said, "It's a great 
way for artists to get their work 
shown, and for the public to 
see unique and innovative art 
from young artists." 

One of Clark's three works 
submitted, "Reflections of Body 
and Mind," is a three-dimension- 
al sculpture that depicts a fami- 
ly of television sets watching 
television together. "It repre- 
sents "what TV does to your 
body and mind from the per- 
spective of the TVJ" said Clark. 
Additionally, there will be 
works that portray the role of 
women in today's society and 
contemporary creative works. 

The art show will be open 
during the regular hours of the 
center. It is free and open to 
the public. For more informa- 
tion, contact Matthew Clark at 

Get a springtime blast 
of university brass 
with two concerts from 
the University of Maryland 
Brass Ensemble and the 
Prism Brass Quintet. 

The University Brass 
Ensemble will take the 
stage of the Concert Hall * 
on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 
p.m. with special guest 
soloist Matthew Bickel of 
Prism Brass Quintet. The 
ensemble, led by faculty 
artist and principal trom- 
bone of the National Sym- 
phony Orchestra Milton 
Stevens, will perform a pro- 
gram titled "The Planets 
and Beyond,™ featuring the 

solo performance as resi- 
dent brass ensemble of the 
School of Music on Friday, 
April 26 at 8 p.m. in the 
Joseph and Alma Glide n- 
horn Recital Hall. The pro- 
gram will include standard 
and new works for brass: 
Malcom Arnold Quintet, 
Victor Ewald Quintet No. 1, 
a world premiere written 
for Prism Brass by John 
Altieri, and more. 

The musicians have just 
returned from the Concert 
Artists Guild competition 
in New York City, where 
they were among 13 final- 
ists. Prism Brass is composed 
of trumpeters Steve Haase 

Prism Brass Quintet will perform in one of two free brass con- 
certs during the week of April 22. 

Main Theme from "Star 
Trek" by John Williams and 
"The Planets, Op. 32" by 
Gustav Hoist. Works by 
Jerry Goldsmithjan Koetsi- 
er and Carl Ruggles will 
complete the program. The 
ensemble is made up of a 
variety of combinations of 
brass instruments — trum- 
pets, horns, trombones and 
tubas. The group is coached 
and conducted by members 
of the applied music faculty. 
Prism Brass gives its final 

and Matthew Bickel, horn- 
ist Erik Kofoed, trombonist 
Aaron Moats and tubist Sam 
Buccigrossi.Thc quintet has 
played together since meet- 
ing as students at Eastman 
School of Music in 1996. 
Their remarkable chem- 
istry, combined with each 
member's individual talents, 
has led to great success. 
Both concerts are free 
and open to the public. For 
more information, contact 
the Ticket Office. 


Gidon Kremer, dubbed "the greatest living violinist," will perform with the KREMERATA 
BALTICA on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. The "After Mozart" program will include works by Kancheli, Schubert, 
Gubaidulina, Haskatov and Mozart. 


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Math Lecturer Expands Funky Local Store 



Above, the new Franklin's General Store and Deli in Hyattsville. Below, waiter Sean MacPherson and bartender 
Elizabeth Shea help customers keep their thirst at bay with beer brewed on the premises. At bottom, a sampling 
of the products available in the General Store includes novelty bath products and Elvis and Superman ties. 

When Franklin's Gen- 
eral Store and Deli 
on Route 1 in 
Hyattsville decided to expand 
recently, the owners faced a 
challenge. How could they 
expand dieir quirky general 
store and deli into a full-service 
restaurant while retaining the 
spirit of the place? 

"We knew the most efficient 
design for us to build would be 
a box, but we wanted to build 
as interesting a box as possi- 
ble," says Debbie Franklin, a lec- 
turer in the mathematics 
department who helps her hus- 
band, Mike, run the business. 

Franklin's General Store and 
Deli evolved into a Hyattsville 
Landmark soon after Debbie 
and her husband opened its 
doors in 1992. Formerly home 
to a hardware store dating back 
to the early 1900s, the building 
sat along the industrial corridor 
of Route 1 surrounded by print 
shops and car dealerships. 
"There wasn't much of any- 
thing there," laughs Franklin. 

At the time, Mike had been 
working in the toy business for 
years, but had always wanted to 
own a business. When they 
finally bought a site just a few 
blocks from their house on 
which to build their place, they 
weren't sure what to call it. 

"We decided to call ourselves 
a 'general store'" recalls Debbie. 
"We were a '90s version of a 
general store." 

Franklin's began life as a con- 
venience store, stocking prod- 
ucts like diapers and milk, with 
a deb in back. Over time, cus- 
tomers' needs and their view of 
the store changed; Debbie and 
Mike responded. They began 
stocking toys, novelty items and 
penny candy, moving away 
from convenience store items. 
The store was successful, but 
Mike and Debbie soon came to 
a crossroads. They couldn't 
remain the size they were and 
be profitable. They had to 

Debbie is not shy about 
describing the tortuous path 
she and her husband followed 
on the road to securing the 
three loans it took to finance 
the expansion. She further 
acknowledges the risk of their 
venture by recalling that rough- 
ly 50 percent of new restau- 
rants fail. She insists, however, 
that they didn't blindly leap 
into this. 

"My husband got all the 
demographic data, and we 
knew from experience dial 
people were driving to Laurel 
or Wheaton to eat," she said. 
They also had a loyal customer 
base they'd built up over the 
years, and felt sure the unique- 
ness of the new restaurant 
would increase that base. 

As they were planning the 

expansion, Debbie and 
Mike were conscious of 
the niche their store had 
acquired in the communi- 
ty and wanted the fin- 
ished restaurant to reflect 
that. In certain respects 
die expansion was a com- 
munity effort. The archi- 
tects who worked on the 
design and the carpenter 
who built the bar on the 
second floor of the restau- 
rant were friends and 
community members 
who wanted to be 
involved.Adorning the walls of 
the restaurant are paintings 
from members of the 
Hyattsville Community Artist's 
Alliance, a nonprofit group sup- 
porting local artists and arts 
education. The walls of the 
restaurant will feature a rotat- 
ing line up of artwork. 

With the expansion com- 
plete and the name shortened 
to Franklin's, Debbie and Mike's 
place is still the general store, 
selling everything from chil- 
dren's toys and gag gifts to 
greeting cards and candles, 
with a full service restaurant, 
microbrcwery and bar 
attached.The deli in back is 
now a row of wall freezers 
filled with beer and wine. 

With its high glass windows 
and the large "Eat" sign beckon- 

Goldseker: Coachin 

Continued from page i 

have the opportunity to 
work one-on-one with execu- 
tive coaches. 

"The topics we cover as a 
group will be based on the 
common challenges partici- 
pants bring to the table, 
while the execudve coach- 
ing will be tailored to each 
individual's concerns," notes 
Robert Sheehan, director of 
executive education at the 
Academy of Leadership and 
former CEO of two national 
nonprofit organizations. 

Sheehan will work closely 
with Carol Pearson, a 
renowned execudve coach 
and leadership scholar.A sen- 
ior fellow at the Academy of 
Leadership, Pearson is the 
author of "The Hero Within: 
Six Archetypes We Live By" 
and "Awakening the Heroes 
WithimTwelve Archetypes to 
Help Us Find Ourselves and 
Transform Our World." 

Terri Turner, execudve 
director of the Citizens Plan- 
ning & Housing Association, 
is one of the six nonprofit 
leaders chosen for the pro- 
gram.With support from the 
Academy of Leadership and 
an individual leadership 
coach .Turner says she hopes 
to be able to "help my organi- 
zation become more effecdve 
at stimulating the civic leader- 
ship that's at the core of our 

"We need more community 
leaders who are effecdve 
advocates for a transit system 
that actually works, who can 
push for a strategy to deal 
with vacant houses, and who 
provide a core of support for 
meaningful drug treatment 
programs," she notes. 

The other five participants 

* Barbara Aylesworth, 
executive director, Be lair-Edi- 
son Neighborhoods, Inc. 

* Dan Klocke, executive 
director, Charles Village Com- 
munity Benefits District 

* Bill Miller, executive 
director, Greater Homewood 

Carol Pearson 

Robert Sheehan 

Community Corporation 

• Michelle Decker, presi- 
dent and CEO, Southeast Com- 
munity Development Corpora- 

* Ed Rutkowski, executive 
director, Patterson Park Com- 
munity Development Corpora- 

"We are pleased to be able 
to support the work of these 
nonprofit leaders," says Timo- 
thy D. Armbruster, president & 
CEO of the Goldseker Founda- 
tion. "It's part of our larger 
commitment to invest in 
strengthening the nonprofit 
organizations that are critical 
to the strength of Baltimore's 

For more information on 
the Academy of Leadership's 
leadership consulting activi- 
ties, contact Sheehan at rshee- or 
visit the academy's Web site at 
www. academy.umd . edu . 

ing drivers on Route 1 , the 
store is unique in Hyattsville 
and has helped the restaurant 
succeed in drawing former 
clientele from the old store and 

"The thing that amazes my 
husband and me is how many 
people come in who we never 
saw before in the old place. It's 
not just our old customers com- 
ing in to say 'hi' and check us 

The new Franklin's has only 
been open for two months, yet 
Debbie insists," the wheels are 
still turning" with respect to 
further expansion. Plans 
include drawing more of a bar 
crowd to the upstairs and 
expanding the retail section 
into the building, which they 
own, opposite the restaurant 
side of the general store.Thcy 

also fantasize about putting a 
jazz club in the loft area above 
the store. 

They also hope that dieir 
actions will spur others into 
opening places nearby and 
make die area more of a destina- 
tion for shoppers and restaurant 
goers. No matter what form 
their ideas take, Debbie main- 
tains that they will not lose 
dieir focus on the community, 

"Part of why we're doing this 
is to fulfill a need in the com- 
munity. We wouldn't have 
done this anywhere but where 
we Jived." 

See You at Franklin's 

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 
10 p.m. 

Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 
p.m. (bar open till 12 a.m.) 


Chapel: Face Lifted at Fifty 

Continued from page 1 wji 

Chapel celebrates its 50th anniver- 
sary this year.Though an official 
event isn't yet planned to celebrate 
the occasion, Perfetto says the sto- 
ries behind the building are worth 
noting.This is where Beth Platz 
comes in. She is 
die Lutheran chap- 
lain for the cam- 
pus and boasts — 
years in the 

"Do you know 
why it's called 
'Memorial'?," she 
asks. "Because it 
was built to honor 
the war dead, 
alumni who died 
in combat. We're 
trying to figure 
out ways to 
update the list.We 
don't have the 
Vietnam War dead, 
maybe not even 

Platz, and Perfet- 
to, mention that it 
is interesting that 
the chapel design 
is traditionally 
Christian, yet a 
large percentage 
of the campus 
claims a myriad of 
faiths. "The people 
then weren't the 
population we're 
seeing now" says 
Perfetto. "We have 
such a variety of 
religious programs on campus." 

Platz would like to see an 
expansion done to the chapel 
that creates space for non-Chris- 
tians to congregate.Although 
the activities need not be reli- 
gious, all events taking place in 
the building, either in the Main, 
West or Blessed Sacrament 
spaces should be respectful of 
the nature of the facility. The 
chapel hosts weddings, convo- 
cations, speakers, memorial 
services and concerts. 

Though she jokes about 
admissions tours only referring 

to the chapel as "the wedding 
place," she feels strongly about 
what the chapel symbolizes. "It 
serves as a center and a symbol of 
religious life as a dimension of the 
academic experience." 


Scaffolding around the steeple should be gone by com- 

Did you know? 

• That the chape! holds, Platz 
believes, the most complete collection 
of county flags in the state 

• That the seal of the city of College 
Park includes the chapel as its repre- 
sentation of the university 

• That when a University of 
Maryland, College Park version of 
Monopoly was created the chapel was 
the most expensive piece of property 
on the board 


Continued from page 1 

Seeks Balance 

dren and elderly parents 
tend to fall on women, 
Grunig said, much of her 
platform surrounds issues 
that would benefit work- 
ing women. 

As Special Assistant to 
the President for Women's 
Issues and Chair of the 
President's Commission 
on Women's Issues at 
Maryland, Grunig is active- 
ly addressing issues that 
affect women, such as 
salary equity, career 
advancement and safety 

Creating a sense of bal- 
ance between work and 
home is a major concern 
of the commission, she 

"The burden falls on 
women to keep the home 
fires burning while we 
pursue our professional 
and academic goals," 
Grunig said. 

At the university for the 
past three decades, first as 
a graduate student, then 
as a faculty member, 
Grunig said there has 
been progress for women. 
Still, there is more work to 
be done. "I see it as an 
opportunity to affect posi- 
tive change," Grunig said 
of her on-campus work. 

In the larger society, 
conditions have' Imp roved 
for working women as 
well, Grunig said. There 
have been improvements 
in salary equity, fields that 
were originally closed to 
women have been 
opened and women are 
less likely to encounter 
outward sexism because 
of the change in work cli- 
mates, she said .Yet as 
women move further up 
the ladder, work-life bal- 
ance can become even 
more of a challenge. 

"As women crash 
through the glass ceiling 
and are promoted to posi- 

tions of greater and 
greater responsibility . . .it 
is harder jto achieve 
work-life balance] ." 

One of her pet issues 
for both UMCP and 
the state is creating acces- 
sible affordable childcare. 
Childcare also is a central 
issue for the alliance, she 

"I do believe that day- 
care is a central issue. . . I 
think we fall behind other 
industrial nations in that 
regard," she said. 

On campus, there are 
certainly strides being 
made in regard to day- 
care. She said that employ- 
ees are very close to hav- 
ing an additional on-cam- 
pus childcare center that 
would serve larger num- 
bers of children, be more 
affordable, accessible and 
provide drop-in care. The 
campus currently has the 
Center forYoung Chil- 
dren, which is primarily 
an educational vehicle 
that serves a small num- 
ber of children. 

Grunig would also like 
to see employer-based 
intergenerational care 
facilities across the state 
that would care for the 
elderly and children at 
the same facility. The chil- 
dren and the elderly also 
benefit from each other," 
she said. 

"When you bring chil- 
dren and elderly people 
together, it's really a beau- 
tiful tiling," she said. 

Grunig is confident that 
the alliance will have 
some impact on the lives 
of Maryland workers, but 
change is often slow. "I 
don't think that the 
alliance can transform 
society in the short run, . . 
if it could it would have 
been done a long time 
ago," Grunig said. 


The journal "portal: Libraries 
and the Academy," co-found- 
ed and co-edited by Dean of 
Libraries Charles Lowry, 
has been selected as runner- 
up in the Best New Journal 
category by the Council of 
Editors of Learned Journals. 
Published by the Johns Hop- 
kins University Press and 
launched in January 2001 , 
portal represents a ground- 
breaking move by academic 
librarians to reformulate the 
debate about academic infor- 
mation services. 

Bonnie Thornton Dill, pro- 
fessor of sociology and 
women's studies, has been 
selected as the Eastern Socio- 
logical Society's Robin M. 
Williams Jr. Distinguished 
Lecturer for 200 1-02. The 
award recognizes her schol- 
arly work, her leadership In 
studying the intersection of 
race, class and gender, and 
her gifts as an outstanding 
educator. She will travel to 
two or three university or 
college campuses to deliver 
her lecture "Intersections, 
Identities and Inequalities in 
Higher Education." 

Vivian S. Boyd, Counseling 
Center director and associate 
professor of education, was 
the 2002 senior recipient of 
the American College and 
Personnel Association's 
Annuit Coeptis award, which 
honors senior professionals 
and five emerging profes- 
sionals. The Latin phrase 
"annuit coeptis," loosely 
translated, means "he favors 
our undertakings" and is in 
reference to Professor Philip 
A.Tripp, in whose memory 
the award was established. 

Libraries: University-Tokyo Relationship Strengthened Through Academics 

Continued from page 1 

• Joint research activities; and 

• Exchange of scholars for 
seminars, conferences and other 
academic meetings. 

During his visit to the cam- 
pus, Noguchi was given a tour 
of the Prange Collection by Eiko 
Sakaguchi, curator of the East 
Asia and Prange Collection, and 
Desider Vikor, director of Collec- 
tion Management and Special 
Collections. After meeting with 
Dean of Libraries, Charles 
Lowry, Noguchi and the dean 
visited Saul Sosnowski, director 
of International Programs, to 
finalize the agreement's Ian- 
Professor Yoji Noguchi (I), vice 
president of Waseda University in 
Tokyo, poses with President Dan 
Mote after signing an academic 
exchange agreement. 


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gunge. Following lunch at the Rossbor- 
ough Inn, where Provost William Destler 
was among the attendees, the group met 
with Mote for the signing. 

Established more than a century ago, 
Waseda University is a private, coeduca- 
tional institution. Founded as a college 
with three departments under the old 
system of Japanese higher education, it 
has grown to become a comprehensive 
university with two senior high schools 
and a College of Technology, Of die 
47,000 undergraduate and graduate stu- 
dents who are enrolled in Waseda Uni- 
versity, 57 percent are from the Tokyo 
metropolitan area and adjacent Chiba, 
Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures, 42 
percent from other prefectures in Japan, 
and 1 percent from other countries. 

— Frank Bodies, Libraries Planning and 
Administrative Services 

APRIL 23, 2002 

Support Staff: Professional, Dedicated Work Force Serves Campus 

Continued from page 1 I 


Mo Turner, who has been with Residential Facilities for nine years, enjoys 
a work environment where she feels like an equal partner on the team. 

Donna Thornton, who is relatively new to the campus, 
works with Conferences and Visitor Services. 

Mary Gibson of the Department of Resident Life 
has been with the university for 33 years. 

I am Carol-Lynn "Mo" 
Turner, executive administra- 
tive assistant to Jon Dooley, 
director, and Steve Kalimver, 
associate director, for the 
Department of Residential 
Facilities. I have been working 
for the campus for 15 years, 
1 2 of those years as a full-time 
staff member. 

I have been with the depart- 
ment for nine years, with Jon 
and Steve for five and 1 love it. 
I remember the first day I 
started here, I went into Jon's 
office and addressed him as 
Mr. Dooley, be told me his 
name was Jon. I thought that 
was so cool, the director want- 
ed to be addressed by his first 
name, by me, a word proces- 
sor operator. Jon and Steve are 
great people to work with. I 
say "with" because they don't 
make me feel like I work "for" 
them.They include me in 
meetings and decisions, they 
ask my opinion and actually 
listen to me, and best of all, 
they respect me. They treat 
me like a professional. Steve 
and I have been working on 
the renovation manual for 
Queen Anne's Hall and I am 
very thankful that he has the 
confidence in me to include 
me in that project. I am also 
responsible for answering the 
main number for the direc- 
tor's staff and dealing with 
parents, students, vendors and 

1 really do love doing what I 
do. I have two very supportive 
bosses and some great co- 
workers and we make a terrif- 
ic team. I learned very early 
here that no one is better than 
anyone else just because of 
their title, education or what 
is in their job description. We 
work together to keep our res- 
idence halls in a clean, livable 
and safe condition. 

My name is Pat Schaecher 

and I work in the Office of the 

Vice President for Student 
Affairs. I am an executive 
administrative assistant and I 
work with Richard Stimpson, 
assistant vice president, and 
Brooke Supple, chief of staff to 
the vice president. 1 have been 
at the university since Jan. 5, 
1970 and have been in this 
office since July 1972. 

Dick not only sits on but 
chairs many committees on 
campus and I spend a great 
deal of time setting up meet- 

" of all, they 
respect me. They 
treat me like a pro- 


ings. Currently, be is chairing 
three campus-wide commit- 
tees and several departmental 
committees. Because this has 
been a particularly busy year, 
we are constantly cancelling 
meetings at the last minute for 
emergency meetings and 
rescheduling. He is involved in 
all construction projects with- 
in the division, and keeps up 
to date on all construction on 
the campus. Dick also over- 
sees seven of the divisional 

As his assistant I must always 
know what is going on so that 
I can communicate to him any 
problems or on-going activities 
that occur when he is unavail- 
able. He depends on me to 
maintain a high level of confi- 
dentiality and have a close 
working relationship with the 
department directors so that 
they will feel comfortable 
relating information to me. 

Brooke not only serves as 
Linda Clement's chief of staff, 
she also serves as the student 
affairs representative on the 
Maryland Day Committee, 
works on staff development 
for the division, oversees the 

Senior Council Office and the 
Parent's Association, all of 
which I play a major role in. 
Each year she chairs the Fami- 
ly weekend Cornrnittee, a 
function that I support exten- 
sively. I also, for the past 28 
years, have been a member of 
the Maryland Student Affairs 
Conference held each Febru- 
ary and have maintained the 
registrations function of the 

While this sounds more like 
what "they" do rather than 
what I do, it all comes down 
to who handles the schedul- 
ing, makes sure things run 
smoothly, handles the little 
details that make it easier for 
Dick and Brooke. I have 
enjoyed my 32 years on cam- 
pus, but I am looking forward 
to retiring within the next 
year or so. I have seen many 
changes and met many won- 
derful people, and I have a list 
of memories to keep me going 
for many years. 

I'm Sandy Ratke and I've 
been hi the administrative pro- 
fessional field for more than 
15 years, here at Maryland for 
more than five. Currently, 1 am 
the executive administrative 
assistant to Susie Farr, the 
executive director of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, though I have held 
many positions in varying 
environments including meet- 
ing planning, alarm systems, 
property management, law 
firms and a computer hard- 
ware/software company. 

A typical day here at the 
center has me answering calls, 
working with my executive's 
schedule, typing up interviews 
from our strategic planning 
process and handling the myr- 
iad, never-ending tasks that 
pop up during the day. I con- 
sider being an executive 
administrative assistant my 
profession and in making that 

decision I realized that it was 
important to keep up on cur- 
rent trends and changes in the 
profession. In order to do that, 
I became a member of the 
Prince George's Chapter of 
the International Association 
of Administrative Professionals 
in 1998 and I was certified 
through that association as a 
certified professional secre- 
tary in November 2000 and as 
a certified administrative pro- 
fessional in November 2001 . 

My name is Gay nor M. 
Sale and I am an administra- 
tive assistant with the Learn- 
ing Assistance. Service (LAS) of 
the Counseling Center. I have 
called the University of Mary- 
land home for 23 years. For 
the past 1 1 years, I have had 
the privilege of working with 
the dedicated, caring staff in 
the Learning Assistance Ser- 
vice. My responsibilities are as 
diverse as the services we 
offer. I take pride in my ability 
to support several staff mem- 
bers in addition to my immedi- 
ate supervisor. One of the 
responsibilities I enjoy the 
most is my contact with stu- 
dents. I gain a lot of satisfac- 
tion from interacting with stu- 
dents and helping to make 
their LAS experience a posi- 
tive one. It is so rewarding to 
have a student say "Thank you, 
you've made a difference" I 
truly appreciate the opportu- 
nities that the university has 
afforded me. It's a great place 
to work. 

I am Mary D. Gibson, an 
executive administrative assis- 
tant with the Department of 
Resident Life. It's a pleasure to 
say that I have worked for the 
University of Maryland for 33 
years. Most of my tenure has 
been in Resident Life. My time 
here has been a learning expe- 
rience, as well as enjoyable. I 
have recommended the uni- 

versity to family and friends as 
a place to work and to attend 

The Department of Resi- 
dent Life has been supportive 
in assisting me to "be all that I 
can be." I would like to recom- 
mend to all administrative pro- 
fessionals to seek an organiza- 
tion that would enhance their 
profession! sm. I belong to the 
International Association of 
Administrative Professionals 
and have found it to be a chal- 
lenge and very rewarding. 

My name is Sandra George 
and although I have a bache- 
lor's in business, I chose to 
start my life at the university 
as an administrative assistant 
for personal reasons. I have a 
special-needs son and must 
have a flexible, cooperative 
environment in order to deal 
with the demands his disabili- 
ty places on my time. I am 
very fortunate to be in a 
department, University Publi- 
cations, that is family oriented 
and recognizes that if the 
employees are comfortable in 
being able to handle the 
demands their families make, 
they will also be more produc- 
tive in their jobs. 

Having been a housewife 
and mother for more years 
than I care to remember, I find 
that there are a lot of similari- 
ties with my job. Both voca- 
tions require a lot of stamina, 
the ability to multi-task, the 
ability to discover and follow 
up on resources and alterna- 
tives, the meeting of people's 
needs and wants; and toler- 
ance, patience and accept- 
ance. There is always a lot of 
variety so the job never gets 
tedious; however, it is fre- 
quently hectic. And the 
rewards are in noting that all 
employees in the office are 
able to perform their tasks rel- 

See SUPPORT STAFF, page 7 


Edelstein Named as Shady Grove's 
New Executive Director 

Stewart L, Edelstein is 
the newly appointed 
executive director of 
the University System 
of Maryland Shady Grove Cen- 
ter and Universities at Shady 
Grove, effective June l.For 
more than 20 years Edelstein 
served as senior associate 
dean in the College of Behav- 
ioral and Social Sciences. 

Edelstein joined the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, College Park 
in 1977. He played a key role 
in the growth and develop- 
ment of the College of Behav- 
ioral and Social Sciences as a 
member of the senior leader- 
ship team headed by Dean Irv 
Goldstein. The development 
of initiatives such as the 
Democracy Collaborative and 
the Demography of Inequality 
are among the college's most 
recent successes that he is 
proud to have helped estab- 
lish. But Edelstein believes that 
the most important achieve- 
ments are in the quality of the 
faculty who have been recruit- 
ed to the college and their 
commitment to leadership and 
engagement in addressing the 
most salient problems facing 

Goldstein noted that "Stew's 
years of dedicated contribu- 
tions were a catalyst in many 
of the achievements of the col- 
lege." Goldstein says he is 
proud to have worked with 
Stew and knows he will make 
an equally outstanding contri- 
bution to the success of Shady 

The Shady Grove Center 
was conceived to meet the 
higher education needs of an 
expanding Montgomery Coun- 
ty population, including tradi- 
tional students as well as 
working adults employed in 
businesses spurred by the 
development of the 1-270 cor- 
ridor. Since 1992, the state, the 
University System of Maryland 
(USM) and Montgomery Coun- 
ty have worked collaboratively 
to offer baccalaureate and 
graduate degree programs at 
Shady Grove. Upper-level 

instruction offered at the 
Shady Grove Center is articu- 
lated with lower-division 
degree instruction provided at 
Montgomery College, one of 
the nation's best community 
At its inception the Shady 

the best that the University 
System of Maryland has to 
offer and is proving to be a 
highly effective collaboration 
between the state, die institu- 
tions within the University 
System and Montgomery Col- 


Stewart L. Edelstein 

Grove Center offered primari- 
ly evening classed! Daytime 
classes were added in the fall 
of 2000 with the official 
launching of the Universities 
at Shady Grove. Since then 
the number of programs 
offered has grown from 1 5 to 
more than 30. The facility 
now offers a range of day and 
evening classes through nine 
of USM's 11 degree-granting 
institutions. Flexibility and 
access are among the most 
important features of the pro- 
grams, which include educa- 
tion, computer science, ologi- 
cal science, psychology, busi- 
ness, nursing, social work, 
and hotel and restaurant man- 
agement. College Park's 
Smith School of Business 
offers both its baccalaureate 
and MBA programs at Shady 
Grove. The College of Life 
Sciences offers its bio- 
sciences baccalaureate. 

"This is a new model for 
delivering advanced higher 
education to Montgomery 
County," says Edelstein. "It uses 

College Park assumed 
responsibility for the Shady 
Grove Center in the summer 
of 2001 and serves as the 
coordinating institution for 
the development of academic 
programs. Edelstein reports 
to College Park Provost Bill 

In announcing the execu- 
tive director appointment, 
Desder noted Edelstein's years 
of experience and acknowl- 
edged success in the develop- 
ment of Innovative instruction- 
al programs, many of which 
were built through unique col- 
laborations within and outside 
the university. 

"I am impressed by the level 
of interest and support the 
Universities at Shady Grove 
concept has received from 
business and public officials in 
the county and state," Edel- 
stein noted. He envisions 
expanding partnerships with 
private and public organiza- 
tions to link the growth of 
programs to the needs of the 

Support Staffs Rewarding Professions 

Continued from page 6 

ativcly hassle free, are friend- 
ly and happy. A good admin- 
istrative assistant functions 
as an office manager, cus- 
tomer service rep and a PR 
person rolled all into one, 
thus providing a positive 
working environment. I do 
wish, though, that others 
would realize the amount of 
dedication and work 
involved in this position and 
compensate us accordingly. 

My name is Donna 
Thornton and my classifica- 
tion title is administrative 
assistant for Conferences 

and Visitor Services (CVS), 
but I have no hang-ups 
about my title, since I am 
aware of my capabilities and 
worth.You may refer to me 
as receptionist, administra- 
tive assistant, clerk-typist or 

In my position only two 
years, I support the director, 
two associate directors, one 
assistant director, three pro- 
gram managers and one 
business manager. I work 
closely with the chaplains 
and the Visitor" Center and 
serve as parking coordinator 
for CVS, the chaplains and 

National History Day. All of 
my duties are completed in a 
timely fashion and I am glad 
to be of service wherever 
and whenever possible. 

I bring to the university 
22 years of work experience 
from two other universities, 
and can truly say that 1 enjoy 
working here.The campus is 
beautifully kept and I have 
met some of the nicest peo- 
ple that you would ever 
want to meet. Of course, I 
cannot go without mention- 
ing how proud I am of our 
NCAA Champs — those 
"Awesome Terps!" 


"It's a significant problem," said Michael Kearney, a professor 
at the University of Maryland, College Park, who led the study. 
It appears in the April 16 issue of Eos, a publication of the 
American Geophysical Union. By 1993, about 70 percent of 
the marshes in the two estuaries already showed damage 
from the rising waters, which can have devastating effects on 
the ecosystem, water quality and die amount of carbon 
released into the oceans and atmosphere. Marshes act as 
sinks for carbon, holding it in solid form so it docs not escape 
as carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. They also serve as filters, 
holding sediments and minerals that otherwise would muddy 
up the bay. Kearney said die levels of marshland degradation 
are as bad as anywhere on the Atlantic coast and rival that of 
the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana. "It's about as bad as it can 
be," he said. (Kearney, associate professor of geography, pub- 
lished a groundbreaking study on the Chesapeake and 
Delaware estuaries that tells of a grim future. Associated 
Press, April 1 4) 

While Maushart's conclusions are potentially incendiary, 
much of the evidence she cites is nearly incontrovertible. 
Like the Michigan study, University of Maryland researchers 
have found that even in two-wage-earner households, women 
do far more of the domestic labor than men by a nearly 2-to-l 
margin. "She has a reasonable hypo thesis," says Suzanne 
Bianchi. a Maryland professor of sociology and director of the 
school's Center on Population, Gender and Social Inequality, 
"I suspect couples who stay married have arguments about 
diis. too. There's so much work to be done in a dual-earner 
household. My guess is that it's just a matter of whether a 
couple decides whether these fights will lead to divorce or 
not." But Bianchi and others also see the issue as complex 
and without an easy solution. (Bianchi comments on a book 
by Susan Maushart that suggests married women are victims 
of a kind of gender discrimination that most Western nations 
wouldn't tolerate in the workplace. Baltimore Sun, April 14) 

"The Bush administration has had a tough time getting the 
cooperation it has sought for its Middle East policy. What has 
been absent is this: the required moral clarity and authority to 
convince not only Israelis and Arabs but also the American 
public and Congress of the need for an immediate Israeli 
withdrawal and a halt to terrorism. In justifying their demand 
that Israel must withdraw from Palestinian cities without 
delay, President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell have 
spoken only of possible consequences' of continued Israeli 
operations but not of the moral wrong of the unjustified scale 
and scope of Israeli operations and the means Israel has used. 
Consequences are easy to debate, but moral principles are 
not." ( Shibiey Teihami, AnwLir Sadat Chair for Peace and Devel- 
opment, writes an opinion/editorial for the Baltimore Sun, 
April 17) 

The "big question," according to professor Charles Butter- 
worth of the University of Maryland, is wherheftht? TJnirelfl 
States will decide to put some kind of "interposition force" 
between die Palestinians and the Israelis. "But when all's said 
and done, I think they will refuse to set up such a force," he 
said, warning against "inactive American diplomacy." The 
worst outcome, according to Butt erworth, would be for "Pow- 
ell to return to the United States empty handed, that the 
Americans again say they expect more efforts from Yasser 
Arafat, and US diplomacy offers notiiing more." (Butterworth, 
professor of government and politics, is an expert on Islam. 
Agence France-Presse, April 15) 

The story of Honduras offers a new perspective on the "digi- 
tal divide": While the population has fallen behind in adopt- 
ing older technologies such as conventional phones, they are 
at the leading edge of some newer technologies. "The tech- 
nology is increasingly empowering people with the ability to 
go around the limitations and restrictions of the traditional 
telecommunications networks to communicate on a global 
scale," said William Drake, visiting senior fellow at the Center 
for International Development and Conflict Management at 
the University of Maryland. (An Information revolucion is 
underway in Latin America: The Internet Cafe. Washington 
Post, April 18) 

APRIL 23, 2O02 

Calling Ml Volunteers 
for Maryland Day 

The Maryland Day planning 
committee is seeking the help 
of faculty and staff who may 
have a couple of hours to share 
on Saturday, April 27th. In par- 
ticular, assistance is needed 
from those who may be able to 
help with a variety of tasks dur- 
ing the morning from 8 to 
10:30 a.m., or on one of several 
shifts as a Maryland Day Shuttle 
Bus hast. 

If you have time to share, 
contact Grant Kollet at gkollet® or at (301) 

Boost Your Department's 

The Personnel Services Depart- 
ment is offering the seminar 
"Boost Your Department 's Visi- 

Topics covered will include 
producing newsletters, bulle- 
tins and articles that increase 
positive public relations and 
draw more attention to an indi- 
vidual department or college. 

The seminar will take place 
Thursday, April 25 from 9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. in 1 101U Chesapeake. 
The fee is $100. For more infor- 
mation, contact Natalie Torres 
at (301) 405-5651 or traindev® 
accmail., or register at 
www. pc rsonn el , umd . edu . 

Libraries Gala 2002: 
Celebrating Academic 
and Athletic Excellence 

The vital link between academ- 
ic and athletic excellence is the 
dominant theme at this year's 
Friends of the Libraries fund- 
raising gala to be held on May 4 
in the Ritchie Coliseum from 
6:30 to 10 p.m. This event is 
aimed to satisfy academics and 
sports buffs alike. Keynote 
speaker will be John Feinstein, 
the celebrated best-selling 
sportswriter and author, whose 
"A Season on the Brink" ranks 
as the best-selling sports book 
of all time. The program for the 
black tie optional gala will 
include a cocktail reception, 
dinner, presentations by John 
Feinstein and others, and 
dessert. The cost is $150 for a 
ticket and $ 1 ,350 for a table. 
For more information, contact 
Office of Special Events at 
(301) 405^638 or events®, or visit 

The Trials of Gilded Age 

The Center for Historical Stud- 
ies announces a seminar in its 
series of faculty work in 
progress. James Henretta, who 
holds the Priscilla Alden Burke 
Professorship in the History 
Department, will present a 
paper endded "Isaac Sherman 
and the Trials of Gilded Age Lib- 
eralism." The seminar will take 
place on Monday, April 29, at 4 
p.m. in 1 102 Francis Scott Key 

Katherine Broadway, a grad- 
uate assistant in the 
American Studies depart- 
ment, correctly guessed and won 
the drawing for the latest mystery 
photo contest. The answer: one of 
two Chinese lion sculptures that 
sit in front of the entrance of the 
Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs, which is housed in the 
basement of Taliaferro Hall. The 
photo originally ran in the April 
16 issue of Oudook. 

The lions are examples of 
Yixdng Jim pottery, famous for its 
thick opalescent glazes and applied 
reliefs in the forms of hand-deco- 
rated animals and flowers. Those 
who cannot read Chinese or have 
not traveled to China might not 
guess that the IGCA's Chinese 
lions are useful as well as decora- 
tive. Inscribed with the Chinese 
for "Fruit Peel Disposal," they are 
a familiar sight all over China. In 
Beijing, they occupy places of 
honor at historic locations such as 
the Temple of Heaven, Summer 
Palace and Forbidden City. 

Thanks to Christine Moritz 
for providing background infor- 
mation on the lions. 


Hall (Dean's Conference Room), 
with refreshments served at 
3:30 p.m. Discussion will be 
based on a pre-circulated paper, 
copies of which are available in 
the History Department office, 
2115 Francis Scott Key. 

For more information or to 
receive the paper by e-mail 
attachment, contact Stephen 
Johnson at (301) 405-8739 or 
historycenter@umail . umd . edu . 

Arts of Ancient Greece 

This summer, the university 
will host a professional devel- 
opment institute for Maryland 
public middle and high school 
teachers of dance, music, the- 
ater and the visual arts. Cross- 
ing Borders/Breaking Bound- 
aries: The Arts of Ancient 
Greece will run from July 8 to 
1 5, and is co-sponsored by the 
Maryland State Department of 
Education and the Center for 
Renaissance & Baroque Studies 
at die University of Maryland. 

Room, board and tuition are 
free to all accepted applica- 
tions. There is a $25 applica- 
don fee, and applications are 
due on April 30. Participants 
who complete the program can 
earn up to five MSDE credits. 
Teachers will attend lectures 
on fifth-century Greek arts and 
culture, participate in hands-on 
performance workshops in 
Greek drama and movement 
and create new lesson plans for 
their classroom use. Partici- 
pants will also build an online 
archive of their new lessons for 
arts teachers around the world. 
Local scholars and artists will 
help teachers invigorate their 
teaching practices and inte- 
grate the arts within their 
schools. The schedule includes 
gallery tours, architectural 
tours and technology work- 

shops. For more information, 
visit the instimte Web site at 
or call (301) 405-6830 for an 

Lifeguard and CPR for 
the Professional Rescuer 

Renew your Lifeguard Training 
or CPR for the Professional Res- 
cuer certifications. Participants 
must possess a current lifeguard 
Training certificate, and must 
show proof of certification at 
the start of the course. Partici- 
pants should come prepared to 
check off their skills and take 
the written exams. The course 
does not include a review. Cam- 
pus Recreation Services will 
offer the course on Sunday, May 
5 from 12 to 5 p.m. 

Registration, which costs 
$60, can be done online at Payment 
can be made by credit card. For 
more information, contact 
Laura Suner at (301) 405-PLAY 

Physics is Phun 

The Department of Physics 
continues to present the public 
lecture-demonstration program 
series Physics is Phun. In its 
20th year, the program is host- 
ed by Richard Berg and the 
staff of the Physics Lecture- 
Demonstration Facility and 
assisted by numerous invalu- 
able volunteers. This free pub- 
lic program, which presents 
physics at the high school level 
through die use of demonstra- 
tions, aims to educate, inform 
and entertain. Interactive 
experiments are available, with 
volunteer supervision, thirty 
minutes before each program. 
The subject of exploration 

this month is "A Potpourri of 
Physics," featuring a collection 
of our best demonstrations, 
including the infamous Nine 
Ways to Smash a Can. 

The program will be held 
Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 
and Saturday, May 4. 

Doors open by 7 p.m. and 
the program takes place from 
7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Physics 
Department Lecture Halls, 
1410-1412 Physics Building. 
A sign language interpreter is 
available with adequate notice. 
To volunteer, call Bernie at 
(301) 405-5949 a week before 
the program. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-5994 or visit 
www. physics, umd. edu/1 ecdem/ 

Third Annual Meghan E. 
Price Scholarship Golf 

The Academy of Leadership 
together with Montgomery 
County Golf is presenting the 
3rd Annual Meghan E. Price 
Scholarship Golf Tournament at 
the Rattlewood Golf Course on 
May 17. Meghan Price was a 
graduate of the College Park 
Scholars Leadership Program 
and president of the University 
of Maryland Student Govern- 
ment Association. In December 
1998, Meghan's life ended in a 
tragic car accident. In her mem- 
ory, an endowment established 
the Meghan Price Scholarship 
for Public Leadership. Proceeds 
from the golf tournament fund 
the scholarship that is awarded 
to undergraduate students who 
demonstrate exemplary leader- 
ship and academic achieve- 
ment. Individual tickets are 
$100, and a foursome is $400. 

For more information, contact 
Janice Batzold at (301) 405-0339