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Vol u me i 7 

Number i$ -June II, 2002 

Sharing Responsibility 
for Seeking Solutions 

Conference Addresses Achievement Gap 

Effectively addressing 
the minority achieve- 
ment gap in educa- 
tion requires collabo- 
ration between academic, cor- 
porate and community and 
educational groups. While 
each group may be working 
on the problem, it is often in 
isolation, says Edna Szymanski, 
dean of the College of Educa- 
tion, which is co-sponoring a 
conference to bring all inter- 
ested parties together. 

"Achievement — A Shared 
Imperative," being held June 
20-21, is officially hosted by 
the Maryland Institute for 
Minority Achievement and 
Urban Education (MrMAUE). 
True to the spirit of collabora- 
tion, its partners include 
Hyundai Motor America and 
Lockheed Martin. The state 
Department of Education and 
the Maryland Higher Educa- 
tion Commission are also 


Szymanski mentions that 
corporate partners represent 
that they, too, understand the 
importance of improving edu- 
cation. It is of economic bene- 
fit to have a well-educated 
workforce. For the university 
and MIMAUE, the conference 
and the focus of the institute 
are a matter of duty. 

"We are one of few research 
colleges of educadon in the 
country and the only ranked 
one in the state," she says. 
"We're also located in a major- 
ity minority county.... All of 
this dictated that we put 
every ounce of energy we 
could muster into it." 

Though organizers call the 
event its inaugural conference, 
the insdtute is anything but a 
venture just getting started. 
Formally beginning operation 

See CONFERENCE, page 7 

Remember the 
Individual, Says Riggs 

Retiring Registrar Emphasized Customer Service 

Of all of the 
counsel Barbara 
Riggs can pass 
on to co-workers upon 
her retirement, remem- 
bering die individual 
within the process is the 
most important. The uni- 
versity's large size 
should not get in the 
way of treating students 
as people, and not num- 

Riggs, an associate 
registrar, spent the last 
32 of her 34 career 
years on campus in the 
registrar's office trying 
to make sure each stu- 
dent felt a part of the 
university. She admits 
that it wasn't always 
easy, and she's sure some stu- 
dents would disagree that the 
office's efforts were effective. 

"We may not have gotten it 
right every time, but we really 
try," says Riggs, who has 
watched registration go from 
an unwieldy, complicated 
process based in the Reckord 
Armory to a streamlined, com- 
puter-based system. Effective 
June 30, she will work as a 
consultant offering her institu 
tional knowledge to the 
department and its new direc- 
tor David Robb. 


Barbara Riggs 

"In Japan, they have what 
they call living treasures — 
people who are in touch with 
the wisdom and the history of 
something. That is Barbara," 
says Robb, "It's been very ben- 
eficial to have her here one 
more year." 

He is referring to Riggs' 
delaying her retirement to 
help him in his first year as 
registrar. Riggs says that co- 
workers ask her if this retire- 
ment announcement is the 

See RIGGS, page 5 

Commission Honors Efforts on Behalf of 
Campus' Disabled Community 


The President's Commission on Disability Issues honored six individuals this 
spring for their efforts on behalf of the campus* disabled community. 
Pictured are (1-r) John W. King Staff Award winner Larry Donnelly, with the 
South Campus Dining Room; Staff Group Achievement Award winner 
Deborah Mateik, with the Office of Information Technology (OIT);Aziza Baccouche, a 
physics doctoral student who accepted the Faculty Achievement Award on behalf of her 
professor Thomas Cohen; President Dan Mote; Staff Achievement Award winner Paul 
Gorski, with the Office of Human Relations; Student Achievement Award winner Josh 
Friedman, a sophomore; and Gina Jones, also with OIT The John W King Award is 
named for a former Hornbake reference librarian who is known for his efforts to help 
persons with disabilities. 

Black Faculty, 
Staff Honor 

During an awards 
banquet hosted by 
the Black Faculty 
and Staff Association last 
week, several members of 
the campus community 
were honored for their 
work. Following is a list of 
the winners and a short bio 
of each. 

James Otis Williams Award 
winner: Reginald Wilson 

Reginald Wilson serves as the 
Senior Scholar Emeritus of the 
American Council on Educa- 
tion, having held this distin- 
guished position since October 
1988. He originally joined the 
council in October 1981 as the 
director of the Office of Minori- 
ty Concerns. Prior to his 
appointment, Wilson was presi- 

See AWARDS, page 4 

Summer Camps Offer 
Fun, Education 


While the 
often means camp 
time for many 
boys and girls, 
going to camp is 
not always a given 
for some children. 
Those with emo- 
tional and behav- 
ioral disorders 
don't always bene- 
fit from the usual 
summer camps. 

"They've either 
been thrown out 
of programs for 
behavioral prob- 
lems or their parents don't 
bother to sign them up 
because they've failed in a 
structured program ," said 
David Cooper, an associate 
professor in special educa- 
tion. Sometimes, he added, 
when the children do go to 
those camps, they sit in the 
corner, not participating. 

Thanks to Cooper and Saul 
Lieberman, a licensed psyehol- 


A counselor works with a camper in the pool 
at Camp Attaway, where a special environment 
has been created for children with emotional 
and behavioral disorders. 

ogist and graduate from the 
university, there is a place for 
boys and girls who have been 
identified by schools or thera- 
pists as having a serious emo- 
Uonal or behavioral disorder 
at Camp Attaway. 

Camp Attaway is a three- 
week summer day camp pro- 
gram for children with emo- 

See CAMPS, page 6 

JUNE II, 2002 


http://www. oit . umd . edu/pt. 

visit www.daricesmithcenter. 


June 11 

10-11 a.m., A "Center for 
African-American Women's 
Labor Studies" Project 

1 126 Taliaferro Hall. Janet Sims- 
Wood, a resource specialist in 
black women's history at the 
Moorland-Spingarn Research 
Center at Howard University, 
will give a talk entitled "Docu- 
menting Black Women's Work: 
Visual and Historical Represen- 
tations." For more information, 
contact the center at 5-1 163 or 
mphelps@aasp . umd . edu . 

1-3 p.m.. Introduction to 

ArcView GIS 2109 McKeldin 
Library. A two-hour, hands-on 
workshop on basic operations 
of ArcView 3.2 GIS (Geograph- 
ic Information Systems) soft- 
ware. The workshop is free, 
but advance registration is 
required at http://www.lib. UES/gis.html. For 
more information, contact User 
Education Services at 5-9070 
or, or visit 


June 12 

6-9 p.m., HTML 1: Learn to 
Create a Basic Web Page 
with HTML Code 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. This 
class introduces the Hypertext 
Markup Language used to cre- 
ate pages on the World Wide 
Web. Prerequisite: a WAM 
account. The cost is $ 10 for 
students; $20 for faculty/staff 
and $25 for alumni. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost®, or visit 
h ttp ://www. oit . umd .edu/pt . 

June 13 

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course: Introduction to MS 
Word 4404 Computer & Space 
Science. Prerequisite: experi- 
ence working in the Windows 
operating system. Training 
received through the Electron- 
ic Workplace Readiness Train- 
ing Program is sufficient The 
fee for the class is $90. To reg- 
ister for the class, visit http:// For more 
information, contact the OIT 
Training Services Coordinator 
at 50443 or oit training® 

Havens for the 

A dele's Restaurant 
and The Gazebo 
Room both 
reopened Monday, June 3. 

Adele's summer menu 
features crisp new salad 
entrees created daily. 

For more information, 
contact Wendy Fuoss at 4- 
8016 or wfuoss@dining., or visit http^/www. 

The Ross bo rough Inn's 

new summer menu includes 
grilled hamburgers cooked 
to order on their outside grill 
and crab safad rolls. Dessert 
specials vary daily. 

For more information, 
contact Pamela Whitlow at 4- 
8013 or pwhitlow@dining., or visit http;//www. 

The Wednesday barbecue 
is back at The Dairy. Sum- 
mer is here and the grill is 
hot! Every Wednesday from 
11 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy tradi- 
tional favorites including 
hamburgers, Italian sausage 
and BBQ chicken, along with 
classic side dishes such as 
baked beans, potato salad 
and corn on the cob. Weekly 
specials include jerk chicken, 
pork ribs and T-bone steak. 

For more information, con- 
tact Shir lene Chase at 4-9573 
or visit http://www.dining. 

1:30-4 p.m.. The Universi- 
ties at Shady Grove Open 
House 9630 Gudelsky Drive, 
Rockville, Md. Admission and 
transfer counselors will be on 
iand for those interested in 
upper-level, undergraduate 
programs. Daytime, evening 
and weekend classes are 
offered at USG. For more infor- 
mation contact (301) 738- 
6023- For directions, visit 
www. shadygro ve 
about/d irection s . ph p . 

June 14 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS Excel 4404 Computer 
& Space Science. Prerequisite: 
Introduction to MS Excel or 
have similar experience. For 

further information and to reg- 
ister for the class, visit www, The fee for the 
class is $90. For more informa- 
tion, contact the OIT Training 
Services Coordinator at 5-0443 

9:30-10:30 p.m., APT 
Dossier Workshop for Aca- 
demic Administrators 0100 
Marie Mount Hall. This work- 
shop is designed for adminis- 
trators and AFT committee 
chairpersons responsible for 
assembling and organizing the 
paperwork in submitting 
dossiers. It reviews the proce- 
dures and highlights changes. 
For more information, contact 
Ellin K. Scholnick at 5-4252 or 


June 15 

8 p.m.. National Orchestral 
Institute Concert Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Part of a three-week intensive 
orchestral training program. 
Gerald Schwartz conducts the 
program, -which includes 
Paine's Preludeto Oedipus 
Tyrannus, FJgar's Enigma Varia- 
tions and Shostakovich's Sym- 
phony no. 10. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-ARTS or 
visit www. claricesmithcenter. 

June 17 

9:30 a.m. -12 p.m.. Presen- 
tations are More Than Just 
Bullets (Integrating Graphi- 
cal Content in PowerPoint) 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Faculty participants will 
learn how to manipulate 
graphical content in Microsoft 
PowerPoint 2000. The half-day 
course agenda, as well as 
required online registration, 
can be viewed at http://www. 
For more information, call 5- 
2938 or send e-mail to 
oit-training@umail . umd .edu . 

6-9 p.m., HTML II: Using 
Tables and Formatting for 
Web Page Layout 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. Intro- 
duces more features of HTML. 
Prerequisites: a WAM account 
and HTML I. The cost is $10 for 
students, $20 for faculty/staff 
and $25 for alumni. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost®, or visit 

June 18 



4:30-7:30 p.m., Adobe 
Photoshop II: Designing 
Graphics & Photo Editing 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Continues coverage of 
the graphic manipulation pack- 
age. The cost is $10 for stu- 
dents, $20 for faculty/staff and 
$25 for alumni. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol Warring- 
ton at 5-2938 or cwpost®, or visit 
http ://www. oit . umd .edu/pt , 


June 24-25 

June 19 

6-9 p.m., HTML III: Manage 
Web Design with Style 
Sheets 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Introduces style 
sheets and image mapping, and 
touches on Javascripting. Pre- jllly l O 
requisites: a WAM account and 
HTML I and II. The cost is $20 
for faculty/staff, $ 10 for students 
and $25 for alumni. For more 
information, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost®, or visit 
h ttp://www. oit , umd. edu/pt . 

9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.. Tools of 
Digital Design for the Web 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. This free two-day course 
provides training to campus 
instructors wishing to learn 
how to use Photoshop to cre- 
ate or manipulate graphics des- 
tined for web publication. Par- 
ticipants will also learn to use 
a digital camera, scan and digi- 
tize images. Open to College 
Park faculty, instructors and 
teaching assistants. For more 
information, including course 
agenda, call 5*2938 or send e- 
niail to oit-training@umad.umd. 
edu, or visit http://www.oit. 
umd . edu/iit/current . html . 

June 20 

9:30-11:00 a.m.. Laboratory 
Safety Orientation 3104 

Chesapeake Building. Hosted 
by the Department of Environ- 
mental Safety (DES),this train- 
ing is offered to assure regula- 
tory compliance. Space is lim- 
ited. For more information con- 
tact Jeanette Cartron at 5-2131 

4:30-7:30 p.m., Adobe 
ImageReady: Create Web 
Effects & Animation the 
Easy Way 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. This software 
package can be used to create 
original art designs and turn 
them into rollovers and animat- 
ed gifs for the Web. Imagemaps 
can also be generated. Prereq- 
uisites: Photoshop I and Photo- 
shop H- The cost is $ 10 for stu- 
dents, $20 for faculty/staff amd 
$25 for alumni. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol Warring- 
ton at 5-2938 or cwpost®, or visit 


8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course: Introduction to 
Dreamweaver 4.0 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
Participants will learn to create 
a baste Web page and other 
related skills. The fee for the 
class is $80, To register, visit 
www.oit.umd/sc. For more 
information, contact the OIT 
Training Services Coordinator 
at 5-0443 or oit-training@ 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit 

June 22 

8 p.m.. National Orchestral 
Institute Concert Hall, Clarice 

Smith Performing Arte Center. 
Part of a three-week intensive 
orchestral training program. 
Conducted by Stanislaw Skrow- 
aczeski, the program includes 
Skrowaczewski's Concerto for 
Orchestra and Bruckner's Sym- 
phony no. 9- For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS or 

calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook Is compiled from a combination of InforM's 
master calender and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 
405-7615 or send e-mail to 


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newspaper serving the University of 
Maryl.iuci campus community. 

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President far University Relations 

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Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
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Champions of 
Diversity Honored 

Awards of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and 
Transgender Staff and Faculty Associa- 
tion (LGBTSFA) were presented on May 
22 at the fourth annual Lavendar Graduation at 
the University of Maryland. 

Lavendar Graduation was developed by 
Ronni SanJo at the University of Michigan in 
1 995. It celebrates the graduation of LGBT and 
allied students. Lavendar Graduation at the 






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Professors Ruth Fassinger and Marilee Lindemann, 
top, accept the Champion of the Our Community 
award at the Lavendar Graduation ceremony- 
Associate Provost Victor Korenman, below, was 
named Defender of Diversity. 

University of Maryland is a program of the 
Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgen- 
der Equity. 

The two LGBTSFA awards are Defender of 
Diversity and Champion of Our Community. 
Associate Provost Victor Korenman was named 
Defender of Diversity. He was selected for his 
tireless support and assistance in establishing 
an LGBT Studies program. His passionate advo- 
cacy and extraordinary understanding of the 
university's bureaucracy were instrumental in 
advancing the proposal for an undergraduate 
certificate in LGBT Studies through the 
required stages to final approval. 

The Champion of Our Community Award 
was presented to Professors Ruth Fassinger 
and Marilee Lindemann. The award recognized 
their perseverance in appearing before various 
committees to explain and advance the LGBT 
certificate. Fassinger, representing Counseling 
and Personnel Services, and Lindemann, from 
English, were instrumental in exp laming the 
foundation of LGBT studies in the social sci- 
ences and the humanities. The award also 
acknowledged their research and teaching in 
LGBT studies. 

In addition to the LGBTSFA awards. Rain Van 
Den Berg, a graduate student in public and 
community health, was granted $500 from the 
LGBT Scholarship Fund. Her leadership within 
the LGBT community has been demonstrated 
as president of the Graduate Lambda Coalition, 
and through her work with LGBT organiza- 
tions in her home town, Juneau, Alaska. Finally, 
Brltton Allen and Dolores Bernal were recog- 
nized as recipients of the Lorde-O'Leary Award 
that had been presented at the university 
awards ceremony, and Michelle "Miche" 
Kendrick was acknowledged as the first recipi- 
ent of the Undergraduate Certificate in LGBT 

Professional Women Recognized, Encouraged 


Rev. Beth Platz, from left, and Rebecca Gore with travel services make room for Dining 
Services' Julio Salazar to refresh the buffet during the President's Commission on 
Women's Issues 2002 Professional Concepts Exchange Conference luncheon last week. 
Jessie Young, with the Robert H. Smith School of Business, serves herself from the other side of 
the table. The annual conference offers staff members an opportunity to attend workshops on pro- 
fessional and personal development topics. 

Also, the recipients of the Outstanding Administrative Professional Award were recognized. 
Linda Clement, vice president for student affairs, presented the awards to Phyllis Crowther, admin- 
istrative assistant II from the Department of Dance; Sharon Y. Dawes, office supervisor III from 
Residential Facilities; and Patricia Schaecher, executive administrative assistant I from the Office of 
the Vice President for Student Affairs. The awards were given in recognition of professionalism and 

Small Businesses, Dingman Center Receive Assistance 


Sen. Paul Sarbanes, at podium, helped the Robert H. Smith School of Business announce 
the receipt of a $250,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta to the 
New Markets Growth Fund. Sponsored by the Smith School's Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship, the fund will provide $20 million in venture capital, plus technical assis- 
tance, to small businesses in economically distressed parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, 
D.C. Sitting to Sarbanes* left are Mark Grovic, managing director of the fund, and Smith School 
Dean Howard Frank. 

The fund, which is part of a new national program administered by the U.S. Small Business 
Administration, was expected to begin investing in companies late last month. For more infor- 
mation about the New Markets Venture Captial Program, go to 

JUNE II, 2002 

Awards: Honors Span Campus Community for Numerous Achievements 

Continued front page 1 

dent of the Wayne County Com- 
munity College in Detroit for 
10 years. 

Wilson has authored numer- 
ous books, articles, and 
research studies during his 
career in higher education. He 
is a co-author of the American 
Council on Education's "Annual 
Status Report on Minorities in 

School of Journalism, He began 
his career as the first black 
reporter for the Chicago Daily 
News. After 10 years, he left to 
join the CBS-owned television 
station in Chicago, WBBM-TV, as 
the first African American in tel- 
evision news in Chicago. After 
serving as an anchor and 
reporter, Holman was promot- 

network news producer. He 
also served as an on-air corre- 

President Richard Nixon 
appointed Holman as director 
of the Community Relations 
Service in 1969, with the rank 
of assistant attorney general in 
the U.S. Department of Justice. 
He was the highest-ranking 

munications systems and equip- 
ment, he worked for both gov- 
ernment and industry, including 
the Department of Energy, 
Exec utone Telephone Compa- 
ny, Martin Marietta Corporation 
and the North American Tele- 
phone Company. 

Moore is actively involved in 
community service. For five 

completed her doctorate in 
Maryland's Department of Edu- 
cation Policy, Planning and 

National Service Award win- 
ner: Ronald W. Walters 

Walters is the Distinguished 
Leadership Scholar and director 

Sharon Fries-Britt 

G, Alexander Moore 

Rosemary Parker 

Reginald Wilson 

Ron Walters 

Higher Education," which he 
began in 1982. He is an editor 
of "Minorities in Higher Educa- 
tion" and "Race and Equity in 
Higher Education." Wilson is on 
the editorial board of the Amer- 
ican Journal of Education, The 
Urban Review and About Cam- 

Rhonda Williams Award 
winner; Benjamin F. Holman 

(pboto not available) 

Holman Is a professor of jour- 
nalism is the Philip Merrill 

ed a year later to CBS News in 
New York, where he became 
the network's first African- 
American reporter. 

In 1965, President Lyndon B. 
Johnson appointed Holman 
assistant director of the U.S. 
Community Relations Service. 
In this role, Holman founded a 
pioneer media relations pro- 
gram designed to help the 
nation's mass media deal with 
racial problems. In 1968, he 
joined NBC News in Washing- 
ton, D.C.and became the first 
African American to serve as a 

State Reduces 
Retirement Contributions 

State contributions to supplemental retirement 
plans maintained by employees in the Maryland 
Retirement and Pension System will drop from 
$600 to $500. effective fiscal year 2003. The 
change will be reflected on the July 5 paycheck of eligible 

Matching contributions are made during the fiscal year, 
which runs from July I through June 30, on the first $500 
of employees' contributions to one of five University Sys- 
tem of Maryland-approved supplemental retirement 
annunity plans. The plans are: American Century, LNG (for- 
merly Aetna), PEBSCO,TIAA-CREF and Valic. Employees in 
the pension system must also contribute 2 percent of their 
salary to the plan. Exempt or faculty employees enrolled in 
optional retirement plans are not eligible for the match 

Eligible employees are encouraged to continue making 
contributions to supplemental plans in order to receive 
the full $500 match from the state. It is not known how 
long the change will be in effect, though representatives 
from the university's benefits office assume that it is per- 

For more information, contact the Personnel Services 
Benefits office at (301) 405-5654, or go to; 
http:// www personnel. 
SRPS.html, or 

black person in the department 
and one of only a few African 
Americans at that level. Holman 
served in that capacity for eight 
years, as the chief advisor to 
the attorney general and the 
president on the nation's racial 

When Holman joined the 
university as a full professor in 
the College of Journalism, he 
was the only African American 
in the United States to hold that 
rank in journalism. Holman 
later served as interim dean of 
the college, the first African 
American to head a college in 
the history of the University of 

University Service Awards: 

Rosemary L. Parker 

Parker is director of the Cen- 
ter for Minorities in Science 
and Engineering at the universi- 
ty. She has served in this capaci- 
ty since 1 989, having joined the 
staff of the center in 1981. She 
has more than 20 years of 
administrative, program and 
counseling/academic advising 
experience. She has made 
numerous presentations on 
retention, diversity and academ- 
ic excellence. 

Parker is the recipient of sev- 
eral awards and honors, and is 
highly regarded for her expert- 
ise and commitment. 

G. Alexander Moore 

Moore is a telecommunica- 
tions specialist HI in the univer- 
sity's Office of Information 
Technology, where he has 
assumed various responsibili- 
ties since joining the staff on 
June 29, 1992. 

Previously, he worked in the 
telecommunications industry 
for approximately 10 years. Pro- 
viding services involving corn- 

years, he has mentored youth in 
the Bladensburg Youth Incen- 
tive Program, helping them to 
prepare for college and work 
life, and generally to explore 
the world within and outside of 
their communities. For seven 
years, he has taught various 
forms of guitar music at the 
Sewell Music Conservatory. 

Local Community Award 
winner: Sharon L. Fries-Britt 

Fries-Britt currently serves as 
an assistant professor in the 
College of Education at the uni- 
versity. During 1998-1999 she 
was a visiting professor at the 
Harvard Graduate School of 
Education. Her research focuses 
on the academic, social and 
psychological experiences of 
college students. Her publica- 
tions focus on high-ability black 
collegians and the experiences 
they encounter in their interac- 
tions with faculty, peers and the 
extended black community. 
Fries-Britt is also interested in 
the retention and support of 
minority faculty in higher edu- 

Fries-Britt has been an inde- 
pendent consultant for more 
than 18 years and has devel- 
oped and implemented innova- 
tive training programs in the 
areas of multi-cultural relations, 
motivation, human relations 
and racial sensitivity for profes- 
sional organizations in and out- 
side of higher education. 

She is recognized nationally 
for her public speaking skills 
and her contributions to multi- 
cultural training. Fries-Britt 
received her bachelor's degree 
from the University of Mary- 
land, College Park, At Ohio 
State University, she was award- 
ed a master's in college student 
personnel management. She 

of the African American Leader- 
ship Institute in the James Mac- 
Gregor Burns Academy of 
Leadership, and professor in 
the Department of Govern- 
ment and Politics at the univer- 
sity. Formerly, he was professor 
and chairman of the Political 
Science Department at Howard 
University, assistant professor 
and chairman of Afro- American 
Studies at Brandeis University, 
and assistant professor of polit- 
ical science at Syracuse Univer- 
sity. He has also served as visit- 
ing professor at Princeton Uni- 
versity, and a fellow of the 
Institute of Politics at the 
Kennedy School of Govern- 
ment, Harvard University. He 
has also served as senior policy 
staff member for Congressmen 
Charles Diggs Jr. and William 

In 1984, he was deputy cam- 
paign manager for issues during 
Jesse Jackson's bid for U.S. Pres- 
ident, and in 1 988 was consult- 
ant for convention issues for 
the Jackson campaign directed 
by former Secretary of Com- 
merce Ron Brown. 

Walters serves as a senior 
policy consultant to the WK. 
Kellogg Foundation and is 
director of its Scholar/Practi- 
tioner Program in its Devolu- 
tion Initiative Project. He also 
serves as a member of the Advi- 
sory Committee of the School 
of International Service at 
American University. 

Walters is the author of 
more than 100 articles and six 
books, including "Black Presi- 
dential Politics in America" 
(SUNY Press, 1989), which 
won the Ralph Bunche Prize 
of the American Political Sci- 
ence Association and the Best 
Book award from the National 
Conference of Black Political 


Center Focuses on Local Water Issues 

The Chesa- 
peake Bay 
and its many 
streams, rivers and 
creeks provide a 
unique environment 
for Maryland resi- 
dents. The Maryland 
Water Resources 
Research Center 
was established in 
1964 at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, 
College Park to fos- 
ter research and 
education on water 
issues in the state. 
Through limited 
funding, the center 
supports research 
related to water 
quality that affects 
the Chesapeake Bay 
and its tributaries. 
Current projects 
are investigating 
sources of pollu- 
tants to the bay and 
treatment of pollu- 
tants. Included in 
the former are a 
study of the trans- 
port of pesticides 
from agricultural 
areas and a project 
that uses isotopic 
methods to quantify 
sources of nitrogen 
to the bay Two other studies are 
investigating destruction of PCBs in 

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Allen P. Davis is the new director of the Maryland Water Resources Research 

river sediments employing electron 
beam technology and optimizing 


removal and 
biodegradation of 
oil and grease from 
roadway runoff. 
The center is 
also a portal for a 
National Water 
Resources Research 
funding program 
and several fellow- 
ships and intern- 
ship programs. 
Nearly 50 faculty 
members from six 
colleges at College 
Park have interests 
in issues related to 
water resources, 
with expertise 
ranging from water 
chemistry to ecolo- 
gy to policy and 
Recent initiatives 
are aimed at bring- 
ing together water 
researchers with 
interests for attract- 
ing larger funding. 
The center director 
is Allen P. Davis, 
professor of civil 
and environmental 
engineering. For 
more information 
on the center, see 
the developing Web 
site at 
water_resource s/ho me . h t m 1 . 

Riggs: "Living Treasure" to Retire After 32 Years 

Continued from page t 

real thing. She assures them that it is, 
though with a bit of sadness. 

"I appreciate that the office is keep- 
ing me around," she says with a laugh. 
'I'm one of those retirees that never 
really leaves." 

Though her professional life on 
campus spans three decades, Riggs' 
affiliation with Maryland actually goes 
back to her enrollment as a freshman 
psychology student in 1 960. She left 
and came back to finish that degree in 
1 968 and began working part-time as 
an assistant to the coordinator of refer- 
ence services in the library. Arriving at 
the registrar's office in 1 970, Riggs 
came to know from an employee's 
standpoint the long lines associated 
with registering for classes. 

"Every department was sirdng at 
tables in a big horseshoe shape.You 
had to stand in line for every course," 
she says. "This was before the armory 
was air conditioned. It wasn't until the 
early '80s that the process became 

It wasn't all work and no play in 
those days, says Riggs. Staff members 
often tried to find ways to liven up the 
tedium. One year they even held a 
trash can painting party to spruce up 
the armory. As a manager, Riggs says 
she tries to involve the staff in as 
much of the operations as possible 
and make the workplace enjoyable. 
After all, these are elements that have 
kept her here for so long. 

"I have felt cared about by man- 
agers and faculty. It's been a good 30- 
plus years." 

She, in turn, looks out for her staff. 
Working mothers hold a special place 
in her heart, since she is mom to three 
who literally grew up in the depart- 
ment with Riggs. Daughter Jennifer 
now works for registration technical 
support and son Michael works for the 
College of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources. Her middle child, Mark, 
attended Maryland and is now a head 
golf pro in Culpepper, Va. All three, 
and Riggs' husband of 30 years, Bill, 
spent time helping sort forms in the 
more manual days of the office. "It's 
been a family affair, and I consider this 
office my family as well," she says. 

Shannon Kelly, the assistant registrar 
charged with overseeing the depart- 
ment's customer service efforts, can 
attest to Riggs' commitment to her 
staff and the students. No matter what 
new policies or technological 
advances that come through, Riggs 
begins to assess how it will affect the 

"I've never met a more student ori- 
ented administrator," says Kelly. "Before 
we can even think of it, Barbara is ask- 
ing, 'How can we make this better for 
them? How can we inform them about 
this?' It's wonderful " 

Riggs' interest in how things affect 
students carried over to her pursuit of 
a master's in higher education admin- 
istration and policy with an emphasis 
on how law and higher education 
work together. She played a role in the 
implementation of the Family Educa- 
tional Rights and Privacy Act at the 
university and has monitored changes 

in policy. 

She believes the department's reor- 
ganization in the mid '90s allowed 
employees to offer better customer 
service. Riggs is proud of her office's 
efforts to make a large university 
smaller through more personal serv- 
ice. Registration employees are 
encouraged to use students' names 
when talking with them, even if stu- 
dents first offer their university ID 
number. Liaisons with department 
administrators have been strength- 
ened. Registration staff members have 
tried to eliminate paper trails so that 
students can be helped at the point 
that they are. 

"We developed SPOC, single point 
of contact, service in conjunction with 
the Office of Continuing and Extend- 
ed Education. Many of our summer 
students, for example, are visitors to 
this campus," she says, adding that 
walking from office to office can be 
frustrating. Offering services by phone 
or through the Internet can help make 
the process less daunting. 

"I tell my staff, 'Remember, these are 
future alums. If they're not treated 
well, are they going to want to. . . stay 
associated with the university?'" 

As for Riggs' affiliation, it will be long 
distance, with occasional visits for foot- 
ball and basketball games. She and her 
husband moved to Rehoboth Beach, 
Del. last year and she's been "like a 
homeless bag lady," living a week at a 
time with her children or friends. She 
looks forward to time at the beach to 
read fun novels and exercise. 


The National Science Teachers Associa- 
tion (NSTA) announced that the University 
of Maryland College of Life Sciences 
online Master of Life Sciences degree has 
become part of its prestigious NSTA Insti- 

The institute is part of NSTA's profession- 
al development initiative to support quality 
teaching. It links all the association's profes- 
sional development activities and provides 
a portal for showcasing diverse programs 
such as the Master of Life Sciences, Mary- 
land is one of only three providers to join 
the institute. The other providers are the 
National Teachers Enhancement Network at 
Montana State University and the JASON 
Foundation for Education. 

Developed in cooperation with the 
Office of Continuing and Extended Educa- 
tion under the university's e-learning ini da- 
tive, the Master of Life Sciences is the first 
online graduate program of its kind in the 
nation created specifically for practicing 
teachers. The 30-credit program is a con- 
tent-rich curriculum with a concentration 
in biology and a chemistry option that is 
currently pending final university 

The agreement gives the more than 
53,000 NSTA members across the country 
immediate online access to the program. 

Daniel Levi ton, professor of public and 
community health, received the American 
Association for Leisure and Recreation' s 
(AALR) Friend of Recreation Award recently 
during the organization's convention in San 
Diego. The award recognizes an individual, 
group or organization that has demonstrat- 
ed meritorious contribution benefitting 
AALR or its programs. Leviton founded and 
directs the 30-year-old Adult Health and 
Development Program, which is an inter- 
generational, service learning health promo- 
tion and rehabilitation program. It has 
become the National Network for Intergen- 
e rational Health. 

Roger Candelaria is the Office of Human 
Relations Programs' (OHRP) new campus 
compliance officer. Candelaria comes to die 
position with an exemplary academic and 
professional record. After many years of pri- 
vate law practice, he became the director of 
employee relations and university 
ombudsperson at the University of North- 
ern Colorado, Previously, he served as Chief 
Magistrate Judge for the Code of Federal 
Regulations Court on the Ute Indian Reser- 
vation through the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(U.S. Department of the Interior). He also 
served as municipal judge for the town of 
Ignacio, Colo. 

Maryland Cooperative Extension (MCE) has 
two new leaders at the helm. Robert 
Tjaden has been named assistant director, 
Agriculture and Natural Resource Programs, 
and Richard Byrne is the new assistant 
director, Family, Youth and Communities 

Tjaden joined MCE in 1988 as a regional 
specialist in natural resources. His primary 
responsibility was as the principal resource 
for forest and wildlife management for the 
Eastern Shore region. Byrne will maintain 
his tide and role as state 4-H program leader 
as he takes on the challenges of assistant 

JUNE II, 2002 

Longtime Administrator 
to Run for State Senate 

Jr erry L. Lewis, director 
I of the University of 
j Maryland 's Academic 
chievement Programs . 
(AAP) announced his can- 
didacy for Maryland slate 
senator last week. Lewis 
will be challenging Sen. 
Paul Pinsky for legislative 
District 22, which includes 
cities such as Hyattsville, 
University Park, Berwyn 
Heights and Riverdale. The 
election will take place in 

Lewis* background 
includes working 30 years 
as an academic administra- 
tor at the university and 
serving as chair of the 

Maryland State Lottery Commission and chair of the Prince 
George's Father Initiative, He received his bachelor's from 
Creighton University, two master's degrees from the University of 
Maryland and his law degree from Howard University, 

For more information about Lewis and his campaign, visit 
www. je rryllewis. com. 

Jerry Lewis 

Volunteers Celebrate 25 
Years of Service 


Retired Senior Volunteer Corps Coordinator Jed 
Collard, top, accepts a surprise certificate from 
President Dan Mote during an annual recep- 
tion at the President's house honoring the volunteers 
for their years of dedicated service. Collard handed out 
certificates to 11 seniors whose service records 
receached five-year intervals. Several celebrated 20 years 
with the university. Above, James Bersbach, who works 
as a tour guide for the Clarice Smith Peformbig Arts 
Center and as a host in the Visitor Center, talks with 
Conference and Visitor Services Director Pat Perfetto. 
Like many of the volunteers, Bersbach is a decades- 
long season ticket holder and proud parent of several 
university alumni. 

Camps: Making Summer Fun for All Kids 

Continued from page 1 

tional and behavioral 
disorders. Located in 
Columbia, the camp 
uses its collaboration 
with Howard County 
Recreation and Parks 
for facilities. The Coun- 
seling Center once ran 
a similar program, 
Camp Tortuga, out of 
the university, which 
Cooper considers a 
predecessor to Camp 

The camp has been 
designed by Cooper 
and Lieberman as fun 
and therapeutic. "We 
design a program so 
kids can relax and enjoy 
activities," Cooper said. 
They want the kids to 
be kids. Activities 
include sports, arts and 
crafts, and drama. The 
camp also teaches alter- 
native ways for the chil- 
dren to interact with 
their peers. When 
behavioral problems do occur, 
there is no punishment. Rather, 
the camp focuses on setting 
positive goals and making pro- 
gress toward behavioral goals. 

Cooper said Camp Attaway 
can do ail of this by heavily 
staffing the camp with highly 
trained counselors. There is 
one counselor to every two 
campers, and many of the 
counselors are University of 
Maryland graduate and under- 
graduate students gaining 
experience in working with 
this special population. The 
camp also has a support and 
education group for parents to 
come to once a week and 
meet with a licensed clinical 
social worker. 

Because of the large staff 
and the extensiveness of the 
program, the camp costs 
$1,800 per child But Cooper 
and Lieberman made a com- 
mitment never to turn a child 
away because they could not 
pay. While some parents are 
able to afford the full cost, oth- 
ers have been able to pay just 
$20 thanks to Cooper and 
Lieberman 's fund-raising 
efforts. "We spend 11 months 
of the year raising money and 
one month spending it," Coop- 
er said. This has allowed a mix 
of children of different ethnici- 
ties and socioeconomic back- 
grounds to benefit from Camp 

Now in its seventh year of 
operation, about a third of the 
year's previous campers are 
retu rnees . " We ' ve en j oyed 
watching them grow up," 
Cooper said. As they get older, 
we give them more and more 

Not surprisingly, Camp Att- 
away is not the only summer 
camp affiliated with the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. There is 
no shortage of daytime activi- 
ties for young people. While 
some are built around inten- 
sive academic stimulation, oth- 
ers have rigorous athletic 


With a 2-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio, this 
camper gets plenty of attention from a coun- 
selor at Camp Attaway. 

demands. And then there are 
some camps that attempt to 
mix fun and learning together 
to keep children actively stim- 
ulated in the summer months. 
Here are just a few of the 
camps being offered this sum- 
mer. For a more complete list- 
ing, visit http: //www. summer. 
umd . ed u/pfy. html . 

Insect Summer Camp, 
Entomology Department, 
Earlene Armstrong 
Objective: To provide students 
an opportunity to learn basic 
science concepts using insects 
and arthropods and to promote 
a positive attitude towards sci- 
ence by using insects as mod- 
els. For ages 8 to 11. 

This is the first year for this 
camp. Armstrong said she 
wants to take children's 
curiosity and interest in 
insects and combine it with a 
love for science. Campers will 
have the opportunity to col- 
lect insects from the woodsy 
edges of the campus as well as 
the lakes and ponds. They will 
also fish for aquatic insects 
indoors, and attempt to identi- 
fy and learn about the insects 
and arthropods using a pocket 
insect guide book. Because the 
camp is based on campus, 
Armstrong said there is a sur- 
plus of insects, both living and 
dead, to chose from inside and 

The camp's application 
included a section for the 
child to fill out and express 
interest in particular activities 
and insects. Some, Armstrong 
said, have already stated they 
want to study biology or ento- 
mology. This is the type of pur- 
suit she wants to spark. Arm- 
strong wants to lay the founda- 
tion, interest and excitement 
of studying science in these 

"Who knows? Fifteen years 
down the road they might 
become a scientist or entomol- 
ogist,'' she said. 

Camp Slink , Nyumbu- 
ru Cultural Center, 
Anne Reese Carswell 

Objective: To provide chil- 
dren of faculty and staff a 
chance to engage in edu- 
cational and social activi- 
ties in a setting on cam- 
pus. For ages 5 to 12. 
Carswell has been 
running this camp since 
1998. She said she felt a 
need to provide an inex- 
pensive camp for parents 
on campus. The camp 
runs $65 a week. She also 
said that Nyumburu didn't 
have any major activities 
in the summer other than 
planning programs for the 
upcoming school year. So 
they had available 
resources and staff to pro- 
vide the service. 

Children who partici- 
pate in Camp Shule 
engage in a range of activ- 
ities. They take field trips 
on and off campus doing 
everything from going to 
museums and plays to bowling 
and skating. Since the camp is 
based on campus, Carswell 
said the children benefit from 
the opportunity of experienc- 
ing a college environment. 
The kids are really excited 
about being here," she said. 

Summer Sports Program 
and Computer Activity Pro- 
gram, College of Health 
and Human Performance, 
Elizabeth Brown 
Objective: To provide children 
with safe summer fun. For ages 
5 to 14. 

Brown, a lecturer with the 
kinesiology department, has 
been running this camp for 1 5 
years. Conducted by the Col- 
lege of Health and Human Per- 
formance, it features a morning 
component that focuses on 
sports and an afternoon com- 
ponent built around computer 
activities. Most of the camp 
counselors arc physical educa- 
tion teachers from area schools. 

Brown said that she believes 
summer camps should be fun 
and enriching and fill children's 
idle time. Brown uses sports to 
buBd seliesteem. Children par- 
ticipate in soccer, softball, ten- 
nis, racquetball, basketball, 
lacrosse and aquatics with an 
emphasis on fun, not competi- 
tion, "If you want to be a rooty- 
tooty soccer player, don't send 
them to my camp," she said. 

After years of running the 
morning camp, Brown was 
asked by parents, who often 
worked full days, to add activi- 
ties in the afternoon, so she 
added computer activities. 
Again, she warns parents that 
this is not a training ground 
for future "whiz-bang comput- 
er scientists." The camp is not 
about skill, Brown says, it's 
about self-esteem. U I want to 
make these kids feel loved. 
When their parents come to 
pick them up, they're happy 
tired," Brown said. 


Facilities Management Staff Bowled Over by 
Appreciation Week 


Nancy Yeroshersky, assistant director for Facilities Management Human Resources, 
serves up a good-sized scoop of the Dairy's finest to Frank Montoya of Building 
Services at the ice cream social during the department's annual Employee 
Appreciation Week, June 3-7. Other events included an information expo on Monday that 
featured Campus Recreation Services, the Health Center, retirement information, the campus 
master plan and more. A picnic on Friday featured soccer, Softball, bingo and a dunk tank. 
Friday's festivities, which were open to all of Administrative Affairs, marked the contributions 
of Vice President Charles Sturtz, who retires this month. The week also included the faculty 
and staff health fair, where employees could participate in screenings for osteoporosis, blood 
pressure, oral cancer and more; they could also take health risk assessments, get a seated mas- 
sage and learn about their body's response to stress through biofeedback. 

Scholarship Awarded to Advance Science in 
Law Enforcement 


Kristy J. Reynolds, a third year doctoral student majoring in analytical chemistry, received a 
$25,000 scientific scholarship from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation last month. From 
left, Provost William Destler; Marion Ramey, a retired FBI executive and vice president 
and director of the foundation; and Catherine Fenselau, professor of chemistry, presented the gift. 
The award, which will allow Reynolds to further her research into die use of mass spectrom- 
etry to rapidly compare complex protein samples, is one of only 17 such gifts given nationally. 
It recognizes the role of scientific techniques in law enforcement. In lay terms, Reynolds' work 
could provide an alternative to current analytical processes and different information than that 
available from DNA. 

Field Days Feel Budget Cuts 

A summer tradition for at least 50 years fell victim 
to state budget cuts this year. The agricultural 
farm field days normally held in July and August 
were canceled pending a review by a task force to 
determine whether or not the College of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources could support them in the 

At five locations around the state, farmers and others 
usually get to take a look at new research, techniques 
and equipment during the events. Declining attendance 
at some of the days, according to Dean Thomas Fretz, 
also prompted the creation of the task force. Recom- 
mendations could come by September. 

"We hope to bring them back, possibly in a different 
format," said Eileen Barnett, with the dean's office. The 
college's budget lost $800,000 this fiscal year. 

Scott Angle, associate dean and associate director of 
the Agricultural Experiment Station, said feedback from 
the agricultural community has been a mixed bag. 
While some complained that canceling the days, even 
temporarily, could set a bad precedent, many others 
called to offer their understanding. 

The days feature demonstrations, tours and lunch. 
Angle said field days have a long tradition in colleges of 
agriculture around the country. 

Conference: Sharing 

Continued from page 1 

in spring 2001 , MIMAUE has been "extremely busy" 
hosting symposia and workshops since its inception. 
However, next week's conference is its first and Szy- 
nianski says the timing is just right. 

"Usually, the research is in the universities and the 
realities of schools are somewhere else. Now we're 
moving in partnership. It's a time of great change." 

Sampling of "Achievement 

— A Shared Imperative" 

conference schedules 

June 20 

Vernon, N.Y. and 

8:30-9:45 a.m. "The 

board member of the 

Minority Achievement 

National Urban 

Gap: Shared Impera- 

League will discuss 

tive, Shared Responsi- 


bility," a panel moder- 

Achievement: The 

ated by William F. 

Journey is the Des- 

Goodling, former 


chair of the U.S. 

House Education and 

1:15-2:30 p.m. Con- 

the Workforce Com- 

current workshops: 

mittee. Panelists: Paul 

"Raising the Academic 

Ruiz, principal partner 

Achievement of Latino 

with The Education 

Students: Lessons 

Trust; Ronald Fergu- 

from the Field" and 

son, public policy lec- 

"Achievement: An 

turer with Harvard 

Economist's Perspec- 

University, Robert T, 


Jones, president and 

CEO of the National 

June 21 

Alliance of Business 

8:15-9:05 a.m. 

and Clifford B. Janey, 

"Defining Maryland 

superintendent of 

Issues, Sharing Mary- 

Rochester (NY) Public 

land Success," a panel 

Schools and chair- 

moderated by Karen 

elect of the Council of 

R. Johnson, secretary 

Great City Schools 

of higher education 

with the Maryland 

10-11:30 a.m. Con- 

Higher Education 

current workshops: 

Commission. Pan- 

"Sharing Success — 

elists: Patricia A, Foer- 

Triad and True Best 

ster, president of the 

Practices" and "Turn- 

Maryland State Teach- 

ing Low Performing 

ers Assocation; Del. 

Schools into Priority 

Howard "Pete" Rawl- 


Ings, Maryland House 

of Delegates; Anthony 

11:45 a.m.-1:15p,m. 

Wong, Maryland Asso- 

Luncheon. Keynote 

ciation of Boards of 

Speaker: Rev. Franklyn 

Education and Marilyn 

Richardson, senior 

D. Maultsby, president 

pastor of Grace Bap- 

of the Maryland State 

tist Church in Mount 

Board of Education 

JUNE II, 2002 


Spirituality and 
Education (also ED PL) 

Summer II, July 15-August 25 
Tuesday and Thursday 3:40-7 

After the Sept, 1 1 , 2001 ter- 
rorist attack, many are asking 
this question: What is the mean- 
ing of life? This course intends 
for students to explore spiritu- 
ality from multidimensional 
angles. The students are to 
reflect on their own lives as to 
how they have spiritually 
carved their life course and 
given meaning to their experi- 
ences. World traditions are to 
be discussed, which would 
involve the reading of famous 
texts in Hinduism, Buddhism, 
Islam, Taoism, Christianity, and 
American Indian and African 
American spirituality. In educa- 
tion, the problems schools are 
facing today will be critically 
discussed, and spirituality will 
be brought into the discussion 
for possible explanations and 
solutions. For more information 
on both courses, contact pro- 
fessor Jing Lin at (301) 405- 
3568 or 

When a Listening Ear 
Will Do 

The Psychology Clinic offers 
year-round services for chil- 
dren, adolescents, and adults. 
The clinic is staffed by licensed 
clinical psychologists and 
advanced-level graduate stu- 
dents in the Clinical Psycholo- 
gy Program. Available services 
include individual therapy, mar- 
ital/couples therapy, psychoed- 
ucational groups, and 
IQ/LD/ADHD assessments. The 
Psychology Clinic provides 
help for depression, anger man- 
agement, relationship/interper- 
sonal problems, family discord, 
coping with stress, dealing with 
grief and loss and childhood 
behavioral and emotional disor- 
ders. Fees are based on a sliding 
scale that considers income 
and family size. For information 
or to schedule an appointment 
please call (301) 405-4808. 


Conference to Explore 
Hypertext, Hypermedia 

Beginning today, the campus 
welcomes the Association for 
Computing Machinery (ACM) 
Hypertext 2002 conference, 
which will run through Satur- 
dayjune 15. ACM Hypertext is 
a leading international confer- 
ence on hypertext and hyper- 
media, which includes naviga- 
tional aids, infrastructures to 
digital libraries, interactive liter- 
ature, human-computer interac- 
tion, software engineering, 
computer-supported collabora- 
tive work, and the Web. 

Scholars, researchers and 
practitioners from a diverse 
array of disciplines are wel- 
come to exchange and discuss 
ideas on hypermedia, its design 
and use in a variety of domains, 
and the ability of such tech- 
nologies to alter the way we 
read, write, argue, learn, 

Calling All Turtle Collectors 


The original Testudo, the diamondback terrapin that was the model for the stat- 
ue of Testudo in front of McKeldin Library, will be joined in an exhibit in the 
Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery, first floor, Hornbake Library, by turtles and 
terrapins on loan from collectors on campus and in the local area. 

Titled "Testudo and Friends Exhibit ," the collection will be on display until Aug. 28. 
Hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday, 12-5 p.m., and other 
times when the Maryland Room is open. The exhibit will also include information on 
the origin of the university's mascot and its history on campus. 

The Libraries are asking collectors to loan them their favorite pieces for the dura- 
tion of the exhibit. These turtles and terrapins will be placed in exhibit cases, accompa- 
nied by a small placard listing the collector's name and some identifying information 
(e.g. place on campus where he/she works or teaches, year in school, if the collector is 
a student, town /city where the person lives, if the collector is someone from the sur- 
rounding community). All items will be returned at the end of the exhibit. Pieces will 
be accepted through June 30. 

For more information, contact University Archivist Anne Turkos at (301) 405-9060, 
or via e-mail at 

exchange information and 
entertain ourselves. 

Hypertext 2002 leavens its 
traditional conference fare of 
papers, demos and posters with 
a hypertext reading room and 
performance, workshops and 
tutorials on topical subjects 
such as structural hypertext 
and web standards. Conference 
organizers promise the confer- 
ence will be sociable, lively, 
controversial and invigorating. 

Keynote speakers: Polle Zell- 
weger, a pioneering hyperme- 
dia researcher with the Univer- 
sity of Aarhus (Denmark), will 
speak on "Using Technology to 
Support Narrative." Ed Ay ers 
and Willi am Thomas, with the 
University of Virginia's Center 
for Digital History, will speak 
on "Hypertext as Argument: An 
Experiment in Form and Func- 

For full conference informa- 
tion and registration forms, see 
http : //www. cs. umd . edu/ht 02/ 

College Park Scholars 
Summer Faculty 

"The Spirit of Teaching: More 
Than Words" is a two-day facul- 
ty institute on the spirit and 
pragmatics of teaching today's 
college students. Designed as a 
shared learning process with 
ample time for reflection and 

self-assessment, the institute 
will be held Monday, June 17 
andTuesdayJune 18 here on 
campus in the Cambridge Com- 
munity Center. The keynote 
facilitator will be Mel George, 
President Emeritus of the Uni- 
versity of Missouri. 

Registration is $ 1 50. For 
more information, contact John 
Cordes at (301) 405-0532 or, or 
visit http://www.schoIars.umd. 
e du/facinstitute/. 

Continuing Education for 
Public Health 

The Department of Public and 
Community Health at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland is offering 
Continuing Education courses 
for Public Health Professionals, 
Faculty, and Students. Up to 20 
CHES Credits are available for 
courses in Applied Public 
Health Informatics, Writing for 
Scholarly Publication and Social 
Marketing 101. You can register 
online at " 
The seminars will take place 
from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. in 
the Health and Human Perfor- 
mance (HHP) Building. They 
are scheduled as follows: 

• June 24-25: Applied Public 
Health Informatics with Robert 
S. Gold, PhD, Dr.PH. and Nancy 

Atkinson, PhD ($150; $75 stu- 

• June 26: Writing for Scholarly 
Publication with Robert 
McDermott, PhD ($50; $25 stu- 

• June 26-27: Social Marketing 
101 with Kelli McCormack 
Brown, PhD, CHES ($ 100, 
$50 students) 

For more information, con- 
tact Joscelyn SUsby at (301) 
405-8161 or js529@umail.umd, 
edu, or visit http://www.dpch. 

College of Education 
Offers Summer Courses 

Society and Education in East 
Asia (Department of Education 
Policy and Leadership) 
Summer II, July 1 5- Aug, 25 
Monday and Wednesday, 3:40-7 

The course will focus on 
China, Japan, South Korea and 
Hong Kong and cover questions 
such as: What ate the cultural 
foundations of education in 
East Asia? What are the history 
and development of the East 
Asian education systems? What 
are the issues relating to gender, 
ethnicity and social class? What 
characterizes teaching and learn- 
ing in East Asian classrooms? 

For more information, call 
(301) 405-3574.