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^^}r y Commencement 

Page 3 


Service Awards 

Page 6 


Achievement Awards Recognize Equity Efforts 



n a ceremony at the Rossborough Inn last week, the President's Commission on 
Ethnic Minority Issues presented its annual Minority Achievement awards. The 
honor recognizes faculty, staff, students and individual units that have made out- 
standing contributions to the university's equity and racial climate. Lee Thornton, 
far left, and President Dan Mote presented the awards. Honorees were: (1-r, back) the 
faculty award went to Journalism Professor Ben Holman; one of two exempt employee 
awards went to Norman Pruitt, director of human resources management for the 
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the graduate student award went to 
master of fine arts candidate Deanna Maria Costa; the non-exempt award went to 
Maria Osafo, administrative assistant with the Office of Human Relations Programs; the 
undergraduate award went to Kyle Russell, an electrical engineering major; and (front) 
Carolina Rojas Bahr, assistant director and coordinator of academic enrichment pr 
grains for OMSE, received the second exempt employee award. 

Nyumburu's New 
Director a Familiar Face 


Ronald Zeigler, Nyumburu Cultural Center's new director, will continue 
to make the facility a holistically enriching home away from home. 

Students call him "Dr. Z" 
and friends call him 
"Ron." However, as of 
May 17, Ronald Zeigler's offi- 
cial tide will be director of the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 

He has been interim direc- 
tor for two years, and an inte- 

gral part of the black student 
community since his days as 
graduate student for the then- 
Office of Minority Student 
Education in 1978. Armed 
with a doctorate in phUoso- 

See ZEIGLER, page 7 

Stewart Named 
Interim Vice 

Associate Vice President 
Sylvia Stewart has 
accepted the position of 
interim vice president for 
administrative affairs, effective 
June 7. Stewart agreed to serve 
until a permanent vice presi- 
dent is selected, though not 
longer than one year. 

These are challenging times, 
with tight budgets and much 
construction activity. Stewart 
will provide the leadership 
needed to ensure that all 
administrative services contin- 
ue to be provided efficiently 
and effectively, said Ann G. 
Wylie, assistant president and 
chief of staff. 

"1 am honored that President 
Mote has asked me to fill this 
important role," Stewart said. "1 
look forward to working with 
our staff to ensure that the cam- 
pus' vital support functions con- 
tinue and will be in good shape 
when the next vice president 

See STEWART, page 5 

Thinking of Higher 
Education as a Public Service 

It's not often that 
big thinkers in 
higher education 
get together to take a 
look at the big picture. 
But that's what hap- 
pened recently at a 
three-day dialogue "to 
redefine the role of 
higher education in 
service to U.S. society." 

The invitation-only 
event, held at the Wye 
River Conference Cen- 
ter in Queenstown, 
Md., was sponsored by 
the Kellogg Forum on 
Higher Education for 
the Public Good and 
hosted by the campus' 
Academy of Leader- 

The 60 participants 
included Helen and Alexander 
Astin from UCLA's Higher Edu- 
cation Research Institute, Liz 
Hollander from Campus Com- 
pact, college presidents and 
chancellors, leaders of nation- 


Nance Lucas, director, Academy of 
Leadership with Maryland Gov. Parris 
Glendening at the conference. 

a I professional associations, 
people who run public policy 
centers and faculty. 
The University of Maryland 

See CONFERENCE, page 4 

Promoting Peace Through 
Justice and Unity 

Suheil Bushrui, the 
Baha'i Chair for World 
Peace, notes that in 
the midst of a rising 
tide of conflict and violence, 
both regional and global, it is 
essential to remember that 


As holder of the Baha'i Chair for 
World Peace, Suheil Bushrui 
teaches that there is a unity in 
humanity that cannot be ignored. 

peace has many dimensions, 
that it is holistic. 

From this perspective, it fol- 
lows that a major factor pro- 
moting either peace or con- 
flict is the physical environ- 
ment itself and, more specifi- 
cally, human stewardship of 
the environment. For this rea- 
son, the Baha'i Chair for World 


Peace Eighth Annual Lecture, 
being held on May ,3 1 , will be . 
dedicated to an examination 
of environmental questions. 
Lord Bletso, a member of the 
House of Lords in London and 
Extra Lord in Waiting to Her 
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 
will deliver the lecture titled 
"Environmental Ethics and 
Public Policy- 
More specifically Bushrui 
feels the address will serve as 
a fitting prelude to the United 
Nation's World Summit on Sus- 
tainable Development that 
will convene in late August in 
Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Lord Bletso Ls especially quali- 
fied to provide detailed com- 
mentary on the context and 
substance of the Johannes- 
burg conference. His campus 
lecture should appeal to a 
broad range of academics, pol- 
icymakers, students and NGO 
representatives . 

The topic of Lord Bletso's 
address direcdy relates to the 
mission of the Baha'i Chair for 
World Peace, which is to 
"develop alternatives to the 
violent resolution of conflict 
through conflict management, 
global education, international 
development and spiritual 
awareness." The chair's man- 
date is an enormous undertak- 
ing, but seems credible after a 

See BUSHRUI, page 7 

MAY 14, 2002 



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may 14 

12:30-1:30 p.m.. Astrology 
Seminar: Theoretical Astro- 
physics Lunch Experience 
(T.A.L.E.) 1224 CSS. With 
Kevin Rauch:"Chaos and the 
Long-term Evolution of the 
Solar System." For more infor- 
mation, contact 5-30O1. 

12:30 p.m.. Undergraduate 
Opera Workshop Gildenhom 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Students 
perform Dido and Aeneas. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithce nter. umd. edu . 

3:30-5:30 p.m.. Numerical 
Analysis Seminar 3206 Math 
Building. With Kunibert Siebert, 
Institut fuerAngewandte Math- 
ma tik Universitat Freiburg, Ger- 
many, speaking on "Fully Local- 
ized A~Posteriori Error Estima- 
tors ffiid Barrier Sets for Cori- 
tact Problems," For more infor- 
mation r contact Howard El man 
5-2694 or, 
or visit www, math. 
dep^seminars/nas . 

4:15-6 p.m.. Minority 
Achievement and Urban 
Education Colloquium 1121 
tenf§min.''The Role of the 
Faith Community in Minority 
Achievement "with panelists 
Rev. VeJma Brock, university 
chaplain, and representatives 
from the area faith community. 
For more information, contact 
Martin L Johnson at mjl3@, or visit www 

8 p.m., Philharmonia 
Ensemble Finale Concert 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. The stu- 
dent-led chamber orchestra 
celebrates the close of its sec- 
ond season. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS or 
visit www.claricesmithcenter. 

4 p.m., Distinguished AMO 
Theory Lecture 1410 Physics, 
Keith Burnett, from the Univer- 
sity of Oxford, will give a talk 
titled "Entanglement in Evolv- 
ing Bose-Einstein Conden- 
sates," For more information. 
call 5-3401 or visit www. 
amotheory/burnett. html. 

6:30 p.m.. Reflections of the 
Mosaic: The Gateway Arts 
District in A New Light 

Outlook Summer 



This is the final issue of 
Outlook for the spring 
semester. Outlook will 
begin monthly publication 
with the June 11 issue. The 
deadline for the submission 
of announcements or stories 
is at least two weeks before 
the desired publication date. 
Other summer dates: 

July 23 

Aug. 20 

Weekly publication will 
resume with the Sept. 3 
issue. For more information, 
call 5-4629 or send a mes- 
sage to: outlook@accmail. 

0104 Plant Sciences Building. 
Join the senior landscape archi- 
tecture students for a display 
of their new comrnunky 
design for the Gateway Arts 
District in Prince George's 
County. For more information, 
call Mary Jo Dosh at 54359. 


may 15 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Critical Legal 
Concerns for Information 
Professionals 6107 McKeldin 
Library. Seminar will provide a 
cutting-edge survey of recent 
laws and judicial decisions that 
are essential knowledge for 
information professionals. 
Sponsored by the College of 
Information Studies. Registra- 
tion is $225. For more infor- 
mation, contact Robin Albert at 
5-2057 or, 
or visit 

may 16 

10:30 a.m., Caribbean 
Research Interest Group 
Meeting 2169 LeFrak Hall. 
CRIG will hold its end-of-the- 
year meeting. Anyone interest- 
ed in joining CRIG or getting 
involved in its organizational 
structure is invited to attend. 
The meeting will be largely a 
discussion of plaas for next 
year. For more information, e- 

3:30-5 p.m., President's 
Commission on Disability 

Issues Hornbake Library, Presi- 
dent Mote and the commission 
invite the campus community 
to die presentation of the John 
W King Achievement Award, 
Student Disability Achievement 
Award and Faculty Disability 
Achievement Award. For more 
information, contact Dottie 
Bass at 5-5618 or dbass@deans. 

may 17 

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Workshop on 
Computing Theory and Sys- 
tems 2460 AV Williams. The 
Department of Computer Sci- 
ence will host a workshop in 
honor of Raymond Miller's 
retirement. Guests from the 
university community as well 
as business, government, and 
other universities are invited. 
The day's agenda and registra- 
tion form are posted at http:// 
piri . 
Registration is required. All are 
welcome. For mo^informa-t 
tion, contact Pat Ipavich. at 5t-_ 
277 1 or pat@cs : umd,edu, „ . . 

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Evacuation Drills to be Held in June 

The Department of 
Environmental Safe- 
ty would like to pro- 
vide the campus communi- 
ty with an opportunity to 
practice the evacuation of 
research buildings in case 
of an emergency. Begin- 
ning early next month, an 
Evacuation Drill Program 
will be implemented to 
ensure occupants are 
familiar with procedures 
for safe and orderly evacu- 

"We started developing 
this before September 1 1," 
said Alan Sactor, university 
fire marshal, "but that day 
was a dramatic example of 
the need to be prepared. 
Everyone in those buildings 
wanted to get out. People 
gripe about drills, but in an 
emergency people want to 
know how to get out." 
To help prepare the 
building's occupants, Sac- 
tor will make sure compli- 
ance officers receive an e- 
mail message two weeks in 
advance urging them to 
talk with those in their area 
of responsibility. Flyers will 
go up on doors and bul- 
letin boards at least one, 
week before, the drills. aptfe. 
another- round, gf f lye re; will 


goon exit doors just 
before drills are held 

The drills are also a way 
to raise awareness of fire 
safety and general evacua- 
tion issues. Occupants will 
receive information on 
safety. Sactor said, for 
example, that many people 
leave or enter a building 
the same way everyday, 
not realizing that there may 
be other exits. 

Because of accreditation 
requirements, the depart- 
ment already holds drills 
for residence halls, the Cen- 
ter for Young Children and 
the Health Center. Research 
buildings are the target for 
June's drills because they 
contain laboratories that 
use hazardous materials. 
Occupants need to consider 
procedures for shutting 
down lab operations and 
procedures for those with 
special needs. 

Sactor offered one last 
instruction. "All occupants 
are expected to treat the 
drill as a real evacuation, 
which means everyone 
must leave the building." 

For more information, 
call Sactor at (301) 405- 

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may 18 

8 p.m.. Forbidden Tawes The- 
atre. Blue Mountain Productions, 
Inc. presents this Jamaican play. 
With Charles Hyatt, Leonie 
Forbes, Karen Harriot and 
Christopher McFarlane. For 
more information, visit www. 
lagreens . com/blue mountain , 
Tickets cost $36 and $26. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 


In the Way 7 issue of 
Outlook, on p. 4, it 
should have read that 
Charles Christian is a geog- 
raphy professor. 


or additional event list 
ings, visit 
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may 21 

may 20 

3-5 p.m.. Faculty and Staff 
Donor Reception See For 

Your Interest, page 8. 

5-7 p.m.. Second Annual 
University of Maryland 
Business and Technology 
Mixer Grand Pavilion, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Network with colleagues from 
across Maryland and the * 
greater Washington, D.C., met- 
ropolitan area. Meet top-notch 
researchers from the state's 
flagship university and other 
leading research institutions. 
Registration required. For more 
information, contact Jessica 
Davies at 5-4638 or events®, or visit 

11:30 a.m.. Logic and Artifi- 
cial Intelligence Seminar 

3258 AV Williams. With Robert 
Holte, University of Alberta, 
speaking on "Using Abstraction 
to Speed Up Search." For more 
information, contact the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies 
(UMIACS) at 5-6722. 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Right on Tar- 
get: Using Internet Search 
Engines Effectively 6101 
McKeldin Library. This interme- 
diate to advanced hands-on 
workshop will focus on using 
search engines most effectively. 
Sponsored by the College of 
Information Studies. Registra- 
tion is $265, For more informa- 
tion, contact Robin Albert at 5- 
2057 or, 
or visit 

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Students, Professors, Guests 
Help Cap Commencement 

William Marimow, editor and senior vice pres- 
ident of the Baltimore Sun, has accepted his 
invitation to be the Commencement speak- 
er at the May 23 campus-wide ceremony. Marimow 
received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 
1985. He also co-wrote the stories on police violence 
in Philadelphia that received the Pulitzer Prize for pub- 
lic service in 1978. 

The campus-wide ceremony will be held in Cole 
Student Activities Building at 9 a.m. Faculty and staff 
should line up for the campus-wide commencement in 
0113 Cole Student Activities Building at 8:15 a.m.The 
processional begins at 8:40 a.m. Special arrangements 
can be made for the participation of individuals with 
disabilities by contacting the Office of Special Events at 
(301) 405-4638. 

Individual College and School 
Commencement Ceremonies 

(time, school or division, location, speaker) 

May 22 

2 p.m., Gemstone Memori- 
al Chapel. Bill Destler, senior 
vice president of Academic 
Affairs and provost and Dean 
Nariman Farvardin, A. James 
Clark School of Engineering 

5 p.m.. Individual Studies 

Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Dean Robert M. Hampton, 
undergraduate studies 

7 p.m.. Behavioral and 
Social Sciences 
graduate cere- 
mony Memori 
al Chapel. Eliz- 
abeth Brittan- 
Powell, doc- 
toral candi- 
date in psy- 

7 p.m., Robert 
H. Smith School 
of Business Cole Student 
Activities Building. Rosendo 
G, Parra, Dell Computer Cor- 

7 p.m.. Life Sciences 

Ritchie Coliseum. Rita 
Colwell, director of National 
Science Foundation 

May 23 

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12 p.m.. Agriculture and 
Natural Resources Memor- 
ial Chapel. Samantha Scrug- 
gs, agriculture, resource eco- 
nomics undergraduate stu- 

12 p.m., American Stud- 
ies and Women's Studies 

Skinner Building, Room 
0200. Evelyn Torton Beck, 
women's studies professor 

12 p.m.* Architecture 

Architecture Building Great 
Space. Robert Peck,presi- 
• dent of Greater Washington 
Board of Trade ' 


12 p.m.. Art History 

Clarice Smith PerformiAg 
Arts CenteY, Glldenhorn m , 
Recital Hall. Marjorie Venit, 

associate professor 
12 p.m.. Art Studio Stamp 
Student Union, Grand Ball- 
room. Benjamin Piwowar, 
undergraduate student, and 
Breon GUieran, graduate 

1 p.m.. Behavioral and 
Social Sciences under- 
graduate ceremony Cole 
Student Activities Building. 
Marian Antony, government 
and politics undergraduate 

2:30 p.m., 
tion Ritchie 
(speaker not 
known at 
press time) 

2:30 p.m.. 
Literature Tawes 
Theatre. Carol Mossman, 

2:30 p.m.. Computer, 
Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Sciences Reckord 
Armory. Alan Harbitter, PEC 
Solutions, chief technology 

12 p.m.. Dance and The- 
atre Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center, Kay Theatre. 
Department of Dance chair, 
Alcine J. Witz and Depart- 
ment of Theatre chair, Daniel 
MacLean Wagner 

12 p.m., Education Recko- ' 
" rd Armory. Outstanding grad- 
uate and undergraduate stu- 

4:30 p.m.. A, James 
Clark School of Engineer- 
ing Cole Student Activities 
Building, Malcolm O'Neill, 
Lockheed Martin Corpora- 
tion, vice president and chief 

technician . 


2:30 p.m., English Tawes 
'Theatre. Dean James Harris, 
College of Arts and Humani- 
ties and Merle Collins^ com- 

Department off Theatre Presents Award-Winning Designer 


Theatrical scenic designer Ming Cho Lee (center, with master's of fine arts stu- 
dents in theater), fresh from winning a Helen Hayes award last week, gave a pub- 
lic address with a slide presentation on "A Life in the Arts" on Friday, May 3 in 
the Laboratory Theatre of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Presented by the 
Department of Theatre, Lee is one of the most influential and referenced leaders of 
American design. 


parative literature professor 
12 p.m.. Foreign Lan- 
guages with Classics and 
Linguistics Tydings Hall, 
Room 01 30. (speaker not 
known at press time) 

1 2 p.m.. Health & Human 
Performance Ritchie Coli- 
seum. Jennifer' Potzman, 
kinesiology and biology 
undergraduate student 

12 p.m.. History, Jewish 
Studies and Russian Area 
Studies Physics Building, 
Room 1410. Allison Olson, 
history professor 

12 p.m.. Information 
Studies Biology/Psychology 
Building, Room 1 240. Clif- 
ford A. Lynch, Coalition of 
Networked Information, . 

2:30 p.m., Philip Merrill 
College of Journalism 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center, Concert Hall. 
Time Brant.WMAL morning 
news radio show, co-host 

1 2 p.m.. Music Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter, Concert Hall. Michael 
Kaiser, Kennedy Center, pres- 
ident • 

12 p.m.; Philosophy Marie 
Mount Hall, Room 1400. 
John Brown, philosphy asso- 
ciate professor - 

12 p.m.. School of Public 
. Affair* Van Munching Hall, 
Tyser Auditoriugi. Christie 
Todd Whitman, Environmen- 
tal Protection Agency, admin- 

AreYou Ready for Some Football? 


Dear Faculty and Staff, 

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for 
your dedication to academics and encouraging our student ath- 
letes to excel in the classroom. We had 14 football players with a 
cumulative 30 grade point average .this fall and that is a reflection 
of your tremendous teaching ability and commitment to this uni- 
versity. ' ■* 

You have seen our players excel in the classroom; it's now time 
for youto see them excel on the field. We are headed back to 
where we belong, a perennial Top 25 football program. This sea- 
son, winning the ACC crown and Bowl Championship berth in 
■the FedEx Orange Bowl, to represent the ACC, is only the founda- ' 
tion. However, if we are, going to make bowl appearances an 
annual event, we need your support! 

* | • 

Please ask your friends and family to join you in the excitement 
that is Byrd Stadium on a fall Saturday afternoon. Our fans have t < 
truly become our 31 2th Terp and home ■field advantage. The Best 
are Back at Byrd, Call the Ticket Office at (301) 314-7070 to " 
receive Information on the reduced faculty/staff season ticket! 

Again, I thank you for all of your support and I look forward to 
many more successful years here at Maryland, my Atma Mater GO 
TERPS! • . 

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Head Coach Ralph Frietlgen 

MAY 14, 2002 

Institute for Instructional Technology Blends Technology, Pedagogy 

In Memoriam 

Alfred Gessow, a professor 
emeritus and former chairman 
of the university's aerospace 
engineering department, died 
May 2 in a hospital in Birming- 
ham, where he was being treat- 
ed for a heart ailment. Gessow. a 
former NASA researcher and 
helicopter pioneer, was 79- 

He founded the university's 
Center for Rotocraft Education 
and Research and was its direc- 
tor until 1 992. The center has 
since been renamed in his 
honor and is one of the nation's 
leading institutions of rotocraft 
research and education. The 
center will be the recipient of 
the American Helicopter Soci- 
ety's Grover E. Bell Award this 
year for its pioneering funda- 
mental contributions in smart 
structures technologies that had 
a successful transition into heli- 
copter systems. 

Gessow devoted much of his 
career to expanding knowledge 
of helicopter aerodynamics, 
developing new theoretical 
approaches and conducting 
flight experiments. He wrote, 
"Aerodynamics of the Heli- 
copter," a book still widely used 
as a primary text 50 years after 
its publication. 

In 1944, he joined the govern- 
ment's National Advisory Com- 
mittee on Aeronautics, a prede- 
cessor organization of the 
National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration. He served as 
fluid physics branch chief, assis- 
tant research division chief and 
director of the aerodynamics 
office before joining the univer- 
sity. Gessow served as technical 
director of the American Heli- 
copter Society (AHS) and was 
the founding editor of the AHS 
Journal and founding chairman 
of its education committee. 

Gessow is survived by his 
wife, Elaine Gessow; four chil- 
dren: Laura Goldman, Lisa 
Michelson, Miles Jody Gessow, 
Andrew Jody S. Gessow; and 
eight grandchildren. 

The Institute for 
has been serv- 
ing the technical train- 
ing and development 
needs of faculty since 
1996. What began as a 
one-week survey of 
technologies best suited 
for use in the then-new 
teaching theaters, has 
evolved into a summer- 
long collection of train- 
ing modules that pro- 
vide hands-on immer- 
sion opportunities into 
new and evolving tech- 
nologies. These modules 
have die potential to 
transform the tools with 
which teachers teach 
and the environments in 
which students learn. 

The 7th annual Summer 
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Paulette Robinson, with OIT, assists Associate Dean of Journalism Greig 
Stewart with coursework. 

Technology, a faculty-centered 
initiative co-sponsored by the 
Office of Information Technol- 

ogy (OIT) and the Center for 
Teaching Excellence (CfE), 
will provide free classes start- 

Walking Club to Continue through Summer 


Due to high interest, the Thursday Walking Club will continue indefinitely. 
The club meets outside of the Health Center's emergency entrance at 
12:15, with walks lasting approximately one hour. Cool-down stretching 
takes place at the end. As a summer incentive, walkers that log 80 miles from this 
week until the third week of August will receive a prize. For more information, 
call Jennifer Treger at (301) 314-1493 or Joan Bellsey at (301) 314-8099, or send 
e-mail to 

ing on May 29 and running 
through August 8. Depending 
upon die subject, modules run 
between three hours and two 
full days. Topics span the range 
of WebCT, the Web-based 
course management tool sup 
ported by the OIT Academic 
Support unit, through creating 
effective presentations with 
PowerPoint, and is inclusive of 
digital tools such as scanners, 
digital cameras and Photo- 

New to the program this 
year is a module entitled, 
WebCT At Urge, which wUl 
prepare faculty with litde or 
no WebCT experience to 
incorporate WebCT tools and 
strategies that are useful in the 
management of large classes. 

What distinguishes the insti- 
tute training modules from 
other technology training 
events at the university Is their 
attention, not only to skills 
development, but also to 
instructional design considera- 
tions, product development 
advice, and pedagogical discus- 
sion and debate. Participants 
will be guided in the thought 
processes and skills needed to 
undertake a technological 
modification or transformation 
of the instructional materials 
and learning environments 
they create for their students. 
Time is dedicated during each 
module to workshop periods 
during which skills learned 
can be applied to individual 

Registration is now under- 
way for this program at: www. 
oit . umd . edu/iit/rcgis ter. h tml. 
Descriptions of modules and 
scheduling information can be 
found at: 

Up to 20 faculty will be 
enrolled in each module. 
Interested teaching assistants, 
instructors and departmental 
technical support personnel 
can apply but will be placed 
on a waiting list for the mod- 
ule. If a module does not com- 
pletely fill with faculty partici- 
pants, those on the waiting list 
will then be seated. 

Conferences Assessing the Value of Higher Education to Society 

Continued from page 1 

was represented by Nance 
Lucas, director, Academy of 
Leadership; Gar Alperovitz, pro- 
fessor of political economy; and 
Adrianna Kezar, professor of 
educational leadership & policy. 
Maryland Gov. Parris Glenden- 
ing was a keynote speaker, 

John Burkhardt, director of 
the Kellogg Forum and a senior 
fellow at the Academy of Lead- 
ership, opened the conference 
with an explanation of the 
problem, as many have come to 
see it. "About 25 years ago," . 
Burkhardt said, "in response to a 
projected downturn in college 
enrollment across the country, 
we began to sell ourselves to 
American society on the basis 
of the benefits that a college 

degree provided to an individ- 
ual in terms of his or her life- 
time earnings potential." 

The packaging of higher edu- 
cation as a "shrewd personal 
economic investment" has 
worked, Burkhardt continued, 
dramatically increasing interest 
and enrollment in college. But, 
as a result, too many college 
graduates are seeking a quick 
return on their "investment," the 
cost of college has shifted from 
society to the individual, civic 
engagement has been left in tat- 
ters, and the original covenant 
.between higher education and 
society has been broken. 

"If we had accurately predict- 
ed that our society would be 
blessed with the benefits of 

such a widely educated popula- 
tion, would we have predicted 
that we would still have such 
disparity in incomes, such 
poverty in our cities, such vio- 
lence, so little support for the 
arts and culture, so low regard 
for the basic expressions of citi- 
zenship?" Burkhardt asked. 

"Could we have imagined a 
society with so many lawyers 
showing no evidence of greater 
justice? With our business 
schools producing more gradu- 
ates than ever, would we have 
imagined such a low standard 
for certified public accountan- 
cy? If you had been told In 1975 
that blacks and whites would 
enroll in college in about the 
same relative proportion, would 

you have expected that die gaps 
in K-12 achievement would still 
be with us?" 

In sum, Burkhardt said, "We 
have become better educated as 
a society, but are not much bet- 
ter off." 

Gov. Parris Glendening shared 
the same lament. "Increasingly, 
people are embracing a vision 
that sees higher education pri- 
marily — if not exclusively — as 
a force for economic develop- 
ment," he said. "We must 
remember, however, which is 
the dog and which is the tail." 

Glendening added, "Higher 
education shapes our culture. It 
is essentia] in achieving both a 
thriving economy and a civil 
society. It is also a vital force for 

peace and stability throughout 
the world.After all, educated 
democracies do not attack 
other educated democracies." 

The Wye River conference 
was the Kellogg Forum's first of 
three planned events. The goal 
is to develop a plan of action 
for restoring the covenant 
between higher education and 
society. Academy senior fellows 
Tony Chambers and Marta Telia- 
do played key roles in planning 
and coordinating the event. 

For more information on the 
Kellogg Forum on Higher Edu- 
cation for the Public Good and 
future dialogues, go to http:// 

— Stefanie Weiss, 
Academy of Leadership 


Connecting People, History and Resources 

Committee Supports Interdisciplinary Learning 

It's been an exciting year 
for the Committee on 
Africa and the Americas 
(CAA). Conversations, sym- 
posia, a film festival, courses 
and seminars drew campus 
community members from all 
levels and several depart- 
ments. It is just the begin- 
ning, says its director, as the 
committee prepares to move 
into a new role. 

History professor Daryle 
Williams says the committee 
is really just himself and a few 
graduate students, though 
numerous relationships with 
campus groups give it a larger 
feel, "Everyone's on the com- 
mittee or no one is," says 
Williams, who lias been the 
director since August. "The 
word [committee] doesn't 
really capture the possibili- 
ties. We can use our resources 
to serve as a connecting 
point," which is true to the 
entity's origins and reflects its 
coming merger widi the 
David C. Driskell Center for 
the Study of the African Dias- 

Created in the late 1980s, 
the committee "seeks to pro- 
mote the study and under- 
standing of Africa and the 
Africajo diaspora" through its 
course guide, research and 
travel grants and other 
events. Williams says he 
strives to be faithful to die 
original idea of an "affiliated 
community," Some of its 
major partners are the histo- 
ry, English and Spanish/Por- 
tuguese departments; the Art 
Gallery, the Maryland Insti- 
tute for Technology in the 
Humanities and Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. People can 
be interested inAfrica and 
the diaspora on several levels, 
he says, and they'll be able to 
participate in committee 
activities. This year's activity 
calendar is an example of its 
programming diversity. CAA 
co-sponsored Hughes® 100, a 
poetry slam celebrating 
Langston Hughes' centennial 
and a major international 
symposium, "Africas of the 
Americas," that examined the 
complicated issue of identity 
from a historical perspective 
and what constitutes African- 

"It went really well. Next 
year we'll focus on the body 
politic," says Williams, whose 
research area is Latin America 
with a particular interest in 


Daryle Williams, director of the Committee on Africa and the 
Americas, looks forward to his group's coming partnership with the 
new Driskell Center. 

Brazil and national cultural 

It is this programmatic role 
that the committee will take 
on when it becomes part of 
the Driskell Center next (all. 
It is named after campus pro- 
fessor and internationally 
known artist and collector 
David C. Driskell, who is also 
the curator of Bill Cosby's pri- 
vate collection. The center 
focuses on research, with an 
emphasis on viewing the dias- 
pora through the arts, litera- 
ture and culture, 

"The distinction of the 
Driskell Center is its focus on 
Africanist humanities and on 
the expressive traditions — 
the visual and other arts and 
popular culture — of Africa 
and the African Diaspora as 
dynamic trans-national phe- 
nomena and its promotion of 
ongoing creativity and cross- 
fertilization within these tra- 
ditions " writes Eileen Julien, 
director, on the center's Web 

It is this kind of explo- 
ration that Williams gets excit- 
ed about and he feels the 
committee will be able to do 
even more with such a strong 
foundation. Though it is joint- 
ly and evenly supported by 
the College of Arts and 
Humanities and the College 
of Behavioral and Social Sci- 
ences, the committee enjoys 

quite a bit of autonomy. The 
freedom allows CAA to move 
forward witiiout too many 
restraints on what programs 
and initiatives it can support, 

"It has been really excit- 
ing " says Williams. "We don' t 
encounter resistance because 
often when we work with 
someone, we're coming with 
resources. The interdiscipli- 
nary, multilevel nature of 
what we do is a really impor- 
tant part of what this univer- 
sity does." 

Along these lines .Williams 
envisions a rich Web site envi- 
ronment that will not only 
build the campus community, 
but create more off-campus 
connections as well. He 
would like to see the commit- 
tee support student outreach 
projects, since CAA cannot 
directly provide resources to 
off-campus efforts. For exam- 
ple, summer 2002 research 
and travel grant winner Kelly 
Quinn will look at architec- 
ture and community redevel- 
opment in two predominate- 
ly black housing projects in 
Washington, D.C. Hopefully, 
there will be opportunities to 
host discussions in those 
areas and learn from the resi- 
dents. It's all about connect- 
ing people. 

"What we're trying to do is 
be faithful to the original 
Idea " says Williams. 

Stewart: Brings Experience to Position 

Continued from page 1 

takes office." 

As vice president, she will be responsible 
for Facilities Management and planning, busi- 
ness services, the comptroller's office, person- 
nel services, public safety, environmental safe- 
ty, procurement and supply and travel services 
— all functions currently under the vice presi- 
dent for administrative affairs. 

Stewart has served the University of Mary- 
land for more than 25 years in Academic and 

Student Affairs, as well as Administrative 
Affairs. She has previously served at two other 
public research land-grant institutions, Col- 
orado State University and Ohio University, 

While continuing the nationwide search for 
a permanent vice president for administrative 
affairs, Wylie says she is extremely pleased that 
the university can rely on the wisdom and 
experience of Stewart in this most important 
campus position. 


The Department of Resident Life 
held a dinner and awards cere- 
mony honoring several staff 
members for providing extraordi- 
nary service throughout the . 
2001-2002 year. 

Awards went to: Michelle 
Mu ma nick, Wil Forrest, 
Michelle McCubbui, Deborah 
Grandner and Pat Mielke for 
five to 25 years of service. 
Wanda Merchant, Patricia Cal- 
loway, Dana Cooper and Scott 
Young received awards for Out- 
standing Service. Rhondie 
Vorhees, B rendu Christensen 
and Katie Chenibin received 
Employee of the Year awards. 
The Superlative Customer Service 
award went to Wil Forrest; 
awards for Outstanding Resident 
Assistants went to North Hill's 
Tom Miller, Jennifer Coarts, 
Makeba Smith-Cook and 
Chanelle Cohen, and to 
Christopher Perlch and Kara 
Pitt-D' Andrea of South Hill. 

Tom Frynn, associate director of 
Conferences and Visitor Services, 
received the Mentor of the Year 
Award from the Association of 
Collegiate Conference and Event 
Directors-International (ACCED- 
D in March. The ACCED-I is the 
only independent educational 
association dedicated to profes- 
sional growth and development 
in the collegiate conference and 
events profession. 

The Department of Environ- 
mental Safety received a certifi- 
cate of appreciation from the 
Maryland Fire Prevention Com- 
mission. The department 
received the award for its "out- 
standing committment to provid- 
ing quality fire protection and 
fire safety education within their 

Faculty and staff members from 
the College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources (AGNR) 
received national awards from 
the American Distance Education 
Consortium (ADEQ last month. 
Valorie McAlpin, associate dean 
of Communications & Informa- 
tion Technology (CIT) received 
the Exemplary Service Award. 
McAlpin also recieved an Infra- 
structure Award with CIT dis- 
tance education coordinator 
Brad Pa leg 

Ellen Varley, CIT distance 
education co-coordinator, 
received the Education Program 
Award, along with AGNR faculty 
John Lea-Cox, David Ross and 
K. Marc Teffeau. As developers 
of the first online credit course 
approved through the universi- 
ty's curriculum.Varley and her 
colleagues have also received a 
WebCT Exemplary Course 
Award, the Agricultural Commu- 
nicators in Education (ACE) Out- 

standing Professional Skill Award, 
and the University of Maryland 
Innovative Teacliing with Tech- 
nology Award. 

Micheal O. Ball has been 
appointed the Orkand Corpora- 
tion Professor of Management 
Science in the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business. The profes- 
sorship was endowed by a gift 
from the Orkand Corporation, 
whose main offices are located 
in Falls Church, Va. Ball also holds 
a joint appointment with the 
Institute for Systems Research, 
part of the A.James Clark School 
of Engineering. 

The Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft 
Center will receive the Ameri- 
can Helicopter Society's Grover 
E. Bell Award this year. The award 
is given "to foster and encourage 
research and experimentation in 
helicopter development to the 
person or persons making an 
outstanding contribution to the 
field." The center was given tiiis 
prestigious award for its pioneer- 
ing fundamental contributions in 
smart structures technologies 
that had a successful transition 
into helicopter systems. 

The School of Architecture 

wiU play a significant role in a 
notable archaeological/architec- 
tural project underway in Castel- 
lammare, Italy. 

The eruption of Mount Vesu- 
vius in 79 A.D. buried most of the 
cities that stretched along die 
bay of Naples. Though the most 
renowned, Ancient Pompeii, con- 
tinues to be studied, several more 
have been proposed for preser- 
vation and exploration — in par- 
ticular the ancient city of Stabiae. 
A plan to turn the site into an 
archaeological park that will also 
address the ancient city's con- 
nection to modern-day Castel- 
lammare has been in the works. 
It has been in conjunction with a 
former thesis project that efforts 
were made to establish an organ- 
ization to oversee restoration of 
the ancient city. 

Dean Eric Hum. Associate 
Dean Stephen Sachs, professors 
Matthew Bell, Sidney Brower 
and Roger Lewis, and students 
Jeff Evans and Keif Samulski 
will represent Maryland. 

The Department of Linguistics in 
the College of Arts and Humani- 
ties is pleased to announce the 
appointment of Howard Lasnlk 
as professor of linguistics, begin- 
ning Fall 2002. He is known as 
much for his teaching and advis- 
ing as for his research, having 
supervised 40 doctoral disserta- 
tions, including those of two cur- 
rent faculty in the Department of 
Linguistics at Maryland, Rosalind 
Thornton and Juan Uriagereka. 

MAY 14, 2002 


Decades of Service, Years of Memories 


any of the employees 
honored at last month's 
Service Awards Reception 
began their careers at the 
university as students, or fresh from 
high school. Just as many have seen 
their kids earn degrees from a Mary- 
land institution. What is also clear 
about the 180 people who can claim 
more than 20 years of service to the 
university is that they've found It a 
good place to put down some roots. 
"The university has been good to 

me," says Jean Bennett, assistant direc- 
tor of Dining Services, B I like the stu- 
dents, they make me feel young. You 
meet so many different people and you 
learn from them." 

Bennett, who came to the university 
as a food service worker in 1961, 
makes it a point to speak to students 
every time she sees them. For some, it 
may be the only friendly face they see 
on such a large campus, "All they want 
you to do is say hi," she says. 

Some of the dining service innova- 

tions Bennett shares credit for include 
creating light menu choices and the 
vegetarian diner, Sprouts, 

Patricia Higgins, director of Dining 
Services, also claims a service record 
spanning four decades. She has grown 
right along with the department, she 
says, and is happy with some of the 
changes in which she's been instru- 
mental."" I can say I brought Starbuck's 
coffee to campus, and Seattle's Best. 
We have definitely upgraded the cof- 

For Higgins, part of the campus' 
allure is the abundant opportunity for 
collaboration. The first year Dining Ser 
vices prepared food for Maryland Day, 
for example, required a tremendous 
amount of work and cooperation. "But 
you feel rewarded when the day is 

Her next greatest challenge? "In the 
fall, moving out of Cole with its very 
limited facilities into the Comcast Cen- 
ter, a larger and modern facility. I'm 
looking forward to it." 

Pat Mo re I and. Counseling Center, 
remembers dean Of women, men 

Annette Sardefll, Facilities Man- 
agement: co-workers are family 

Jean Bennett, Dining Services, 
knows what students like to eat 

Pat Higgins, Dining Services, 
enjoys the challenges 


Paul Lipson, Facilities Management, 
takes care of the traffic circle "M" 


ore than 90 employees from the list below attended the 33rd Annual Service Awards Reception 
last month. In all, 180 employees can claim more than 20 years of service to the university. 


Francis W. Ransom, Procure- 
ment & Supply 


Jean D. Bennett, Dining Ser- 

Patricia S, Higgins, Dining 

Patricia Moreland, Counsel- 
ing Center 

Annette J, Sardelli. Facilities 


Richard E. Berg, Physics 

Lillie M. Hooks, Facilities Man- 

Louis G. Kavakos. Office of 
Informatien Technology 

Morris E. Landes, Facilities 

Rose M. Madison. Office of 
Information Technology 

Norma P. McGowan, Office of " 
Information Technology . 

Michael O'Keefe, University 
Golf Course 

Frederick E. Pinkney, Facili- 
ties Management 

Roy W. Vickery, Cell Biology 

Amelia C. Ward, Dining Ser- 



Mary O. Addae, Residential 

Robert E. Anders, Mechanical 

Parviz Arya/v-Nejad. Library 

Irene T. Bar be, Engineering . 
Research Center 

Robert L. Bard, Physics 

Donnarae M. Beatley, Library 

Ralph W. Bell. Department of 
Public Safety 

William S. Carter, Intercolle- 
giate Athletics 

Rrtzie M. Coleman, CMPS 

G.E.Connors, Facilities Man- 

Regina C. Crawmer, Union & 
Campus Programs 

Herminia Day, Residential 

Daniel L. Detrick. IPST 

Gaye P. Downs, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — Anne 

Audrey S. Duncan, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — Talbot 

Charles D. Elmer, Facilities 
Management ' 

Robert Forney, Facilities Man- 

Mary D. Gibson, Resident Life 

Terry W. Hawkins, Facilities 
Management ' 

. Elizabeth Hutchings, Mary- 
land Cooperative Extension — 
Anne Arundel 

Barbara G. Jacoby, Com- 
muter Affairs & Community Ser- 

Annie L. Jones, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — Anne " 

Eloiee E. Jones, Intercollegiate 

* Gladys L. Lewis, Residential 

Timothy K. Maugal, College 
of Life Sciences 

Michael D. McNalr, Depart- 

ment of Public Safety 

Gail C. Mickie, College of Edu- 

James A. Mosley, Facilities 

Jacqueline M. O'Keefe, 

Gabriel la Orban, Facilities 

Carol D. Proctor, IPST 

Barbara B. Biggs Office of the 

June L. Ryschka, Classics 

Gregg J. Savard, Department 
of Public Safety 

Donna A. Sea rb rough, Union 
& Campus Programs 

Joel B. Smith, OMSE 

Geraldine T. Sprigga, Labora- 
tory Experiences 

Laura L. Sterling, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — UMES 

Daniel G, Thompson, Facili- 
ties Management 

John E. Tucker, Central Mary- 
land Research and Education Ctr. 
' Franklin D. West brook. Coun- 


Mindy D. Abrams-Payne, 

Family & Consumer Science 

Amel Anderson, College of 
Life Sciences 

Eileen M. Banner, Curriculum 1 
& Instruction 

Rosa E. Harriett, College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources 

Hypathia D. Bernales, Sociol- 

Curtis L. Brewer, Facilities 

Kevin P. Brown. Facilities 


Joyce B. Brown, Residential 

Diane F. Canter. Chemistry 81 

Marjorie A. Carr, Health Ser- 

Brenda M. Christensen, Resi- 
dent Life 

Joseph Cook, Facilities Man- 

Ninh Q. Dao, Health Services 

Timothy B. Durham, Facilities 

Deb re B. Dvorak, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — Cecil 

Jeanne M. Fineran, Robert H. 
Smith School of Business 

William D. Forney, Facilities 

Susan L. Frazier, Institute Sys- 
tem Research 

Diane W. Gaboury, Dean for 
Undergraduate Studies 

Susan B. Hall, Facilities-Man- , 

Jessie A. Hinkle, Library 

Gay la A. Jenkins, Maryland 
Cooperative Extension — Charles 

Carol A. Jones, Bursar's Office 

David R. Jones, Facilities 

Margaret L. Kempf, Animal 
and Avian Sciences 

Dean W. Kitchen, Physios . 

Caran L. Klarman. HIDTA 

Lawrence E. Kutp, Library . 

Gary M. La panne. Animal and 
Avian Sciences* 

Paul I- Lipson, Facilities Man- 

Patricia ^_ Mielke, Resident 


Gregory L. Monn, Facilities 

J0J0 E. Montgomery, Art 

Thomas H. Nugent, Facilities 

Harriet K. Oliver, Curriculum 
& Instruction 

William C. Perna, Facilities 

Robert C. Peterson, Union & 
Campus Programs 

Terry t_ Piper, Procurement & 

Lunatta A. Porter, Library 

Juanita Powell, Residential 

George E. Ramsey, Library 

Charles H. Rice, Residential 

Lillie P. Roberts, Women's 

Alan L. Rudan, Office of Infor- 
mation Technology 

Fay Shannon, Union & Cam- 
pus Programs 

Don E. Smith, Department of 
Public Safety 

Sylvia S. Stewart, Vice Presi- • 
dent for Administrative Affairs 

James E. Street, Facilities 

Daniel E. Thomas, Office- of ' 
Institute and Research Planning 

Gwendolyn J. Thomas, Resi- 
dential Facilities 

John W. Thompson, Facilities 

Anna M. Waller, Art History & 

Howard D. White, 'Facilities 
* Management . 

S« SERVICE, page 7 


Zeigler: Continuing Service in the Same Vein 

Continued from page 1 

phy, with an emphasis on educa- 
tion policy, planning and adminis- 
tration, Zeigler continues to serve 
the campus as a friend, an advisor 
and a resource. Though the role is 
not new, he is still flattered to be 

"It is an honor that Dr. [Cordell) 
Black and Provost [Bill] Destler 
have enough confidence in me to 
appoint me to this position," he 
says. "And it means a lot that the 
staff and the students were a part 
of this, too. I want to continue the 
strong legacy and heritage of 
Nyumburu that was established by 
those who came before me, in par- 
ticular, Dr. James Otis Williams." 

Williams served as Nyumburu 's 
director for 25 years until his death 
in April 1997. Many credit him for 
creating the home-away-from- 
home atmosphere that pervades 
the center, even before it moved 
into its current spacious building 
in 1996. Created in 1971 by Julia 
Davidson, a counselor with the 
Counseling Center, the center was 
led by Swahili Professor Henry 
Jackson. He gave the center its 
name, which means "freedom 
house." It comes from the Swahili 
words " nyumba" (house) and 
"uhuru" (Freedom). Jackson served" 

for one year, and Davidson then 
appointed Williams to the position. 

Zeigler sees Nyumburu 's mis- 
sion as a holistic approach to 
enhancing student life by provid- 
ing academic, cultural and social 
services, as well as leadership train- 
ing. Though the center's primary 
constituency is black students, 
Zeigler stresses that activities are 
open to the campus. He is also 
making concerted efforts to 
expand Nyumburu 's partnerships 
with academic departments. 

"I want to create citation pro- 
grams with several departments," 
says Zeigler, who teaches AASP 
298U Jazz as a Cultural Art Form. 
The center also offers AASP 298V 
Blues as a CulturalArt Form.MUSC 
329E Gospel Choir and ENGL 
294N Creative Writing. 

Already, the center co-sponsors 
numerous events with other cam- 
pus units such as the Hillel Center 
for Jewish Life, Undergraduate 
Admissions and Resident Life. 
Zeigler credits Nyumburu 's staff 
for creating myriad opportunities 
for internal and external collabora- 
tions. Associate Director Anne Car- 
swell, Coordinator of Student 
Involvement and Leadership Clay- 
ton Walton, and Cottrdmatdr'of''' 

Campus/Community Outreach & 
Public Relations Toby Jenkins have 
helped make Nyumburu a locus 
for cultural and educational activi- 
ties year-round. Often, this means 
long days. 

"When you have students, you 
can't just kick them out some- 
times. This is not a 9 to 5 place," 
says Zeigler, who adds that his 
wife.Valerie, often calls to remind 
him that it's time to come home. 
He is father to two sons in their 
20s, Jamaal and Adrian. "We have 
worked on normalizing things, 
though." He has also hired a part- 
time building supervisor, Larry 
Harrison, to keep the facility open 
later on weekdays and on occa- 
sional weekends. 

Though Zeigler and his staff 
seem to be busy with current 
endeavors, he is excited about 
potential opportunities. He would 
like to see research projects under- 
taken and programmatic evalua- 
tion of Nyumburu events done. He 
would like to find ways to further 
utilize the center's computer lab. 
Zeigler also is planning a lecture 
series and wants to secure more 
grants to fund these ideas. 

"We want to provide a whole 
range 1 of semtes," fie"'says'."" 

entice: A Legacy of Loyalty, Commitment 

Continued from PW 6 iUJ 

es v ■ , ■ ■ J,Y- n 

LSI \)'I tftffilD Fti 

William H. Wright, Office of — 

" agement " 

--Albert L Pickett, eMREC 

Information Technology 

Michele A. Eastman, College of 

John K. Renehan, Residential 

Michael S. Young, Facilities 

Atts& Humanities 



Constance C. Elam, Maryland 

Keren L. ft us so, Engineering 


Cooperative Extension Service i— 

Research Center 


.Baltirtwia.eity.jnso 3 ©notCI 

Linda M. Sahin, Maryland Eng- 

: i. S~1 

Michael S. Embrey Department 

lish Institute - ; grteM 

Amirta Adam, Counseling 

of Entomology 

Reynold R. Sellers, Facilities 

Robert E. Allen, Facilities Man- 

Jay P. Gilchrist, Campus Recre- 



ation Services 

Barbara L. Sheaffer, Natural 

Richard J. Atlee, Office of Infor- 

Robert D. Gregory, University 

Resource Sciences and Landscape 

mation Technology 



Isaac S. Banks, Facilities Man- 

Jodi Griffin, Office of Informa- 

George H. Sheets, Maryland 


tion Technology 


Robert G. Barrett, Facilities Man- 

David E. Hinkle, Department of 

Wang Songsamayvong, Facili- 



ties Management 

Carol A. Bel (amy, Institute For 

Margaret M. Hinkle, Vice Presi- 

Donald R. St. Armand, Com- 

Research In Electronics & Applied 

dent For Academic Affairs 

muter Affairs & Community Service 


Dennis B. Hosey, Facilities Man- 

Richard B. Taylor, Facilities Man- 

John T. Blair, Comptroller 



Karen S, Blandford, Department 

Nagabhushan Kodali, Bursar's 

Diane E. Tisch, College of Educa- 

of Computer Science 



Linda S. Boltz, Maryland Cooper- 

Kathleen A. Kott, Facilities Man- 

Jennifer A. Tringali, Career Cen- 

ative Extension —Wicomico 



Melvin L. Bond, Facilities Man- 

Charles C. Lewis, Facilities Man- 

Susie M. Waller, Facilities Man- 




William Brandweln, Clarice 

Carroll F. Linkins, Institute for 

Susan D. Warren, Conference & 

Smith Performing Arts Center 

Philosophy & Public Policy 

Visitor Services 

Roland Bunch, Facilities Man- 

Sheila F. Mahaffy, Vice President 

Eleanor O. Weingaertner, Vice 


For Academic Affairs 

President for Research and Graduate 

Ethelda 1. Burr us, Human Devel- 

Nancy L. Marsanopoli, Vice 



President for University Relations 

Mack W. White, Dining Services 

Lisa M. Carroll, Vice President for 

Tressia R. McGuire, Bursar's 

George W. Williams, Procure- 

Student Affairs 


ment & Supply 

Anne Reese Car swell, Nyumbu- 

Shy am K. Mehrotra, Electrical & 

Lonnie R. Woodard, Residential 

ru Cultural Center 

Computer Engineering 


John Q. Cataldi, Physics 

Julia J. Myers, School of Archi- 

Janet R. Woodruff, Biological 

Phyllis H. Chandler, Facilities 


Resources Engineering 


John A. Morris, Residential Facil- 

Joyce M. Yarwood, Human 

Barbara A. Chipman, Robert H. 



Smith School of Business 

Jeannette L. Oliver, School of 

Ronny D. Yee, Facilities Manage- 

Elizabeth A. Crowell, Govern- 



ment & Politics 

Tammy L. Paolino, School of 

Kathy P. Zamostny, Counseling 

Laurence M. Donnelly, Dining 

Public Affairs 



Robert J. Pelletier, Instructional 

Shirley L. Zimmerman, Office of 

Marie A. Dory, Facilities Mari- 


Information Technology 

Blishrui: Toward Peace 

Continued from page 1 


he Baha'i Chair for 
World Peace Eighth 
Annual Lecture pres- 
ents Lord St. John of Bletso, 
a member of the House of 
Lords and the European 
Union Sub-Committee on 
Trade and External Relations. 
The free lecture, titled "Envi- 
ronmental Ethics and Public 
Policy," will take place at 8 
p.m. on May 31 at the Inn 
and Conference Center. For 
more information, call (301) 
314-7714 or send an e-mail 

conversation with 
Bushrui, the holder 
of the chair. He so 
firmly believes in the 
unity of humanity 
and its eventual real- 
ization that it is hard 
not to see the world 
as he does. 

"If we must create 
peace, it is necessary 
for all of us to come 
together," he says. 
"What the world 
needs more than 
anything else today 
is a solid foundation 
of justice. Then it's 
easy to create unity. 

Only when unity is established can we have peace.You 
cannot reverse that process. 

"That is why most peace processes fail after a time, 
and that is why the role of the United States becomes 
so important. This country has a spiritual destiny; it is 
the one country that really represents the whole world. 
The great challenge is how will it develop its role in 
order to lead the rest of the world towards a global 
society based on justice and universal peace." 

For his part, Bushrui uses his academic position on 
campus to do what he does best — teach. The Baha'i 
Chair, an academic unit of the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences' Center for International Development 
and Conflict Management , hosts events that bring 
speakers to dampus and'tfeople' to'geMr^isucrfas next 
week's environmental lecture by Lord Bletso. It is this 
level of international affiliation and respect that helps 
Bushrui in his mission. Two years ago, die House of 
Lords honored him for his work on mtereultlifeJ under- 
standing ana" global peace' He* is a fellow of the* 
Temenos Academy in London, which is affiliated with 
Prince Charles' Foundation. Over the last few years, 
Buslirui has regularly corresponded with His Royal 
Highness the Prince of w"ales; The prince is vejy famil- 
iar with his work with the Temenos Academy and has 
expressed appreciation for Bushrui 's writings on Kahlil 
Gib ran and Ease West reconciliation. Bushrui has been 
granted an audience with Prince Charles that is sched- 
uled to take place in July. )| 2 10 ■ 3 

Bushrui approaches his work, and life, hoiisticahy. It 
is the key, he says, to whatever is done through the 
chair's office. "The chair's work assumes that all legiti- 
mate forms of human expression, including literature, 
poetry, music and art have a role to play in producing 
understandings that lead to peace," as the mission 
states. When Bushrui speaks of efforts at diversity, for 
example, he says,"The most successful are those in 
which the whole person Is involved. Educate not only 
the mind, but also the heart. Diversity should not 
become political; it cannot work that way. ... We're 
working toward a global ethic, an acceptance of cultur- 
al differences, acceptance and respect and not mere tol- 
erance. Gandhi disapproved of the word 'tolerance,' 
because he thought that it was too limiting." 

Bushrui takes great pride in being above all a teacher. 
His greatest satisfaction, he says, comes from his stu- 
dents."Especiauy those who come back after years and 
say, 'Thank you for what you have taught me; it has 
served me well.'" 

Bushrui is also grateful for the university's support 
and believes the institution has a great deal to offer. 
"There is something very special about Maryland. Our 
community is very diversified and the credit goes to the 
officers who see to this," he says. "What is remarkable is 
that this great university has .not forgotten the moral, 
spiritual and ethical aspects of the life of the mind." 

He pays great tribute to Irv Goldstein, dean of the 
CoUege of Behavioral and Social Sciences, for his vision 
and commitment to create a civil society. "His holistic 
approach is remarkable. I have been a university 
teacher for the last 50 years and I have never come 
across a dean who is more open minded and humanis- 
tic in his approach. He firmly believes in diversity and 
has a global vision. ... 

"There is unity in diversity and we can live in 
peace with each other," says Bushrui, who through his 
position will continue to work to make this global 
vision a reality. 

MAY 14, 2002 

Association for Canadian 
Studies in the U.S. 

The Thomas O. Enders endow- 
ment is accepting applications 
from U.S. faculty to do research 
at the University of Calgary dur- 
ing academic year 2003-2004, 
on some aspect of Canadian 
studies or Canadian-U.S. rela- 
tions. The Enders Fellow will 
receive up to $30,000 and be 
obligated to teach one course 
per term. Applications are due 
by Sept. 30, 2002 and should be 
submitted to ACUS, 1317 F St. 
NW, Suite 920, Washington. DC. 
20004-1151X311 (202) 393- 
2582 or visit for 

For more information, contact 
ElUn K. Scholnick at (301) 405- 
4252 or 

Pictures Worth 
Thousands off Words 

On the south wall of the Visitor 
Center Auditorium in the Turn- 
er Building, a collage of photos 
and captions titled "Maryland 
Moments" was recently 
installed. It is an extraordinary 
"snapshot" of the university's 
history. Several people were 
involved in the idea, research, 
design and production, most 
notably university photogra- 
pher and alumnus John Consoli 
and Anne Tiirkos, university 

Human Computer 
Interaction Lab/ 
Computer Science 

The 19th Annual Symposium 
and Open House will be held 
May 30-3 1 . There will be ses- 
sions on user-centered design, 
information seeking and infor- 
mation understanding, and 
workshops on the classroom of 
the future, bio-informatics visu- 
alization and designing the digi- 
tal book. 

For more information or to 
register, visit 

Time for a Health Check 

The University Health Center 
invites all faculty and staff to 
participate in the 2002 Faculty/ 
Staff Health Fair on Thursday, 
June 6 from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 
the Health Center. The fair will 
offer blood pressure screening, 
seated massage, vision screen- 
ing, hearing screening, nutri- 
tious snacks, educational lec- 
tures on exciting health topics, 
health risk assessment, HIV test- 
ing, oral cancer screening, body 
composition, smoking cessa- 
tion counseling and other 
health information. 

Osteoporosis screening will 
be offered through the Mobile 
Screening Authority using a 
PDO bone density X-ray that 
scans the heel. There is a $35 
fee for this service and you 
must register in advance by 
calling (301) 931-8060. Results 
will be available immediately 

Marching to an Excellent Beat 



Five members of the campus community were honored for their commitment to 
excellence during the Black Ministries Program s ninth annual Drum Majors of 
Excellence luncheon last week. The ceremony recognized (1-r) senior account- 
ing, government and politics major Christopher Griffin; Linda Plummer, presi- 
dent of the Montgomery County NAACP, which is one of the top five chapters in the 
nation; Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies 
Robert L. Hampton; Presbyterian minister Holly Ulmer; and Facilities Management, 
Housekeeping Services employee Eugene Henderson. Each honoree demonstrates lead- 
ership on several fronts. The ceremony, introduced in 1993, derives its name from a 
quote by Martin Luther King Jr., "Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say I 
was a drum major for justice; say I was a drum major for peace; say that I was a drum 
major for righteousness and say that I was a drum major for excellence." 

after the test. 

Cholesterol screening also 
will be offered. To participate, 
you must have your blood 
drawn during the week of May 
20 between 8 and 10 a.m. Test 
results include HDL and LDL 
levels. To schedule an appoint- 
ment, call (301) 314-8128. 
Results will be returned at the 
Health Fahj After June 6, results 
will be mailed. Do not eat or 
drink in the morning prior to 
having blood drawn. 

New this year is Dermascan, 
a scan of the face that provides 
an image of the skin highlight- 
ing oily, dry or sun damaged 
areas. The process takes three 
to four minutes. It is free to 
MAMSI health insurance mem- 
bers; for others, the cost is $5, 
which can be paid by check or 
cash on the day of the event. 

Yu-Dee Chang to Address 
Investors Group 

Yu-Dee Chang, a Washington, 
D.C. area entrepreneur who is 
head of Chesapeake Investment 
Services, Inc. and host of an 
award-winning business radio 
program, will be the guest 
speaker at the monthly Invest- 
ors Group meeting, Tuesday, 
May 21 at noon in room 7121 
McKeldin Library. Faculty, staff, 
students and the general public 
are invited. The program wiU 
be the final gathering of the 
season for the group; meetings 
will resume in the fall. 

Chang began his career in 
the financial industry as a hedg- 
ing strategy consultant for a Tai- 
wanese import/export firm in 
1 985. Starting in 1992, he 
worked as a broker for several 

Washington, D. C. area firms, 
leading up to his current posi- 
tion as president of his own 
firm in McLean,Va. 

Chang, who also provides 
investment workshops and 
classes, is editor of the "Stock- 
trac" investment newsletter 
that is dedicated to short-term 
swing trading on the stock mar- 
ket. He also is the host of the 
radio program "Money Talk," an 
award-winning weekly financial 
call-in show broadcast live 
every Friday in the Washington, 
D.C. metropolitan area on AM 
570. Chang has a master's 
degree in civil engineering 
from the University of Mary- 
land and a bachelor's degree, 
also in civil engineering, from 
Chung Yuan University in Tai- 
wan. His financial credo is, "one 
should first invest one's time 
before investing one's money." 

Dressing the Federal City 

An observer of social life in the 
new federal city of Washington 
noted that people "dress much 
more gay and splendid than 
they do in NYork." An exhibit 
at the Riversdale House Muse- 
um will feature these fashions 
that "kept the carriages flying" 
in Washington in the early 1 9th 
century. Costumes to be exhib- 
ited throughout the federal 
period mansion include inter- 
pretations created as contest 
entries, other reproductions 
and actual period garments. 
On Sundays, an attentive 
saleswoman will be on hand in 
a re-created Washington 
milliner's shop, circa 181 6. Chil- 
dren can try on fashionable gar- 
ments in a special hands-on 

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area. Costumes will be exhibit- 
ed May 19 to June 16. In con- 
junction with the exhibit, there 
will be a costume study 
symposium June 13 featuring 
costume historians from Rivers- 
dale, the DAR museum and the 

Hours are Fridays and Sun- 
days, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission, 
which includes a guided tour 
of the house, is $3 for adults, $2 
for seniors, $1 for students and 
free for children 4 and under. 
Special tours for groups of 
eight or more may be arranged 
at other times by appointment. 

The Riversdale House Muse- 
um is located at 481 1 Riverdalc 
Road, Riverdalc Park, Md. For 
further information, call (301) 
864-0420,TTY (301) 699-2544, 
Web site; 

Riversdale, a National His- 
toric Landmark, is a site of the 
Maryland National Capital Park 
and Planning Commission, 
Department of Parks and Recre- 
ation, Natural and Historical 
Resources Division, Prince 
George's County. 

for Celebration 

All faculty and staff donors are 
invited to join their colleagues 
in celebrating the successful 
completion of Bold Vision • 
Bright Future: The Campaign 
for the University of Maryland. 
Mark your calendar for May 20, 
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
Food, fun and entertainment. 
For more information, con- 
tact Claire Wyrsch at (301) 405- 
8073 or cwyrsch@accmail.umd. 
edu. RSVP to (301) 405-4638 or