Outlook upa£> u^&.ool Life in the Balance Page 6 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume 17 • Number if 'July 23, 2002 Professor Fights for Reparations What Professor Ron Walters wants to make clear is that reparations is not just about money, it's about justice. He and other members of the high-pro- file Reparations Coordinating Committee would also like to engage more people in their efforts. The committee received plenty of media attention when a USA Today story earlier this year announced that the 14- member group plans to file suit against certain corporations and universities and the federal gov- ernment that they can prove benefitted from slavery. The committee's roster is comprised of some of black America's most visible minds: co-chairs TransAfrica Forum founder Ran- Ron Walters dall Robinson and Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree; lawyer Johnnie Cochran; Jo hn- netta Cole, professor of anthro- pology at Emory University and past president of Spelman Col- lege; Harvard University Afro- American studies professor Cor- nel West and others. Despite Ogletree's assertion in a New York Times opinion piece that this was about repair- ing racial disparities in housing, employment and social servic- es, critics argue that based on this lineup, the suit is largely an intellectualists' fight. In an arti- cle penned for New York's Vil- lage Voice, Adamma Ince wrote that after speaking with more than 300 people in her Brook- lyn Bedfbrd-Stuyvesant neigh- borhood about the reparations movement, it seems that the masses who are supposed to benefit from the committee's efforts may not be aware of work being done on their behalf. Wrote Ince," . . .not only is the movement missing the street beat, but it is bypassing those See REPARATIONS, page 7 PHOTO BY DAVID VOUNGMEVEfi Preservation librarian Susan Koutsky introduces Turtie the turtle to Testudo. Turtle is one of approximately 160 terrapins and turtles on display in the Maryland Room Gallery through August 23. Terrapin Pride on Display University pride is on display at a campus exhibition of terrapins and turtles in the Mary- land Room Gallery, Hornbake Library through August 23. Approximately 1 60 varieties of tur- tle art are on view, including the stuffed, origi- nal 1930s diamondback terrapin on which the bronze statue in front of McKeldin Library was modeled. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see Testudo in the flesh. As the university's official mascot.Testudo is a valuable icon of the col- lege community and is normally secured under lock and key in a library vault. For preservation purposes, he is stuffed full of arsenic and mercury, and lives in a climate- controlled case normally covered by a light- proof cloth. University archivist and exhibition ot^anizerAnneTurkos says that almost 100 individuals, mainly faculty and staff, but also students, alumni, family and community mem- bers, have contributed personal terrapins and turtles to the exhibition. They are crafted from just about every kind of material, including ceramics, plastic, wood, marble, bamboo, con- crete, bone and fabric. Among the items is a Terps whiskey decanter, a sundial turtle, a Washington monument held up by four tur- des, turtle jewelry and a turde belt. See TERRAPINS, page 2 Parking Policies Under Examination A blue ribbon committee will begin work soon to examine the university's parking policies and fees as new parking construction drives up costs. Student Affairs Vice President Linda Clement will appoint the committee to examine practices at peer insti- tutions and different models for assessing parking fees. The committee will begin its work as most staff face parking fee increases of 50 percent beginning in November. At this time, the increase does not apply to non-exempt staff repre- sented by AFSCME, but the uni- versity has begun discussions with union representatives of non-exempt workers to negoti- ate possible fee increases for them as well. University officials first warned about the fee increases nearly three years ago when new construction on campus closed several surface parking lots, which are being replaced by new parking garages. The university's newly adopted cam- pus master plan also calls for less surface parking and more parking garages. Garages are more expensive to build and maintain than sur- face parking. The university receives no money from the state to subsidize parking capi- tal or expenses, so fees and fines are the only sources of parking revenue. The university's long-standing parking poDcy has been to charge all staff and faculty the same fee, and try to provide equal convenience in terms of parking locations. That and all other aspects of parking poli- cies will be under review by the new committee. Look for more on the committee's work in future issues of Oudook. Shneiderman Papers Now Available to Researchers at Maryland The papers of Ben Shnei- derman, a professor of Com- puter Science at the Universi- ty of Maryland, College Park, and a member of the Insti- tute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, are now available to researchers at die Universities' Libraries' Archives and Manuscripts Department located in Horn- bake Library. Founder of the Software Psychology Society (1976),and founding director (1983-2000) of the Human-Com- puter Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the univer- sity, Shneiderman developed the notion of Ben Shneiderman "direct manipulation," which clarified the design principles and benefits of the emerging graphical user interfaces. This idea led directly to the inven- tion of the "embedded menu'' or "hot link" that became a key contribution to usability of the Web, The materials in Shnei- derman 's collection, which include working papers, cor- respondence, manuscripts, and other related items, span his entire career, beginning in 1968 with his graduate studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and continu- ing until the present. They illustrate his work and the emergence of the discipline of human-computer interaction. The majority of the collection consists of technical materials and correspondence between Shneiderman and other profes- sionals in his field. The struggle to embrace user interface design as a technical topic and address the human side of technology is reflected in these papers. Also included are conference materials, consulting and grant records, personal correspondence, course materials, photographs, software and other electronic records, drafts and final versions of articles and clippings from newspapers and magazines. Shneiderman has written more than See PAPERS, page 4 JULY 23, 2002 dateline Maryland YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: JULY 24-AUGUST 6 EDNFSDAV July 24 8:45 a.m.-ll a.m., OIT ShortCourse Training: Introduction to the Elec- tronic Workplace 4404 Com- puter & Space Science, This course is geared to the basic learning needs of those new to Windows and Web computing technologies. Upon course completion, participants should be able to: identify components of the Windows work environment; use a mouse to point to and select elements on screen; use the Start menu to find applications and files on the computer; browse the Web, create a book- mark and search for informa- tion. To register, visit www. oit.umd.edu/sc The fee is $20. For more information, contact the OIT Training Services coordinator at 5-044 3 or oit- email@example.com, or visit www.oit.uxnd.edu/sc. 12:45-4 p.m., OIT Short- course Training: Intermedi- ate HTML 4404 Computer & Space Science. Learn to create a ficticious departmental Web page with emphasis on learn- ing advanced body tag attrib- utes, meta pages, adding multi- media, tables and internal anchors. The prerequisite for the class is basic knowledge of HTML. To register, visit www. oit.umd.edu/sc. The fee for the class is S40. For more informa- tion, contact the OITTraining Services coordinator at 5-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.oit.umd.edu/sc. July 25 2-4 p.m.. Introduction to A rcView 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 www.lib.umd.edu/ UES/gis.htmJ. For more infor- mation, contact User Education Services at 5-9070 or ue6@ umail.umd.edu, or visit www. lib.umd.edu/UES/gis.html. 6-9 p.m. Third Annual Maryland Crab Feast Univer- sity Golf Course. See For Your Interest, page 8. July 26 6 to 9 p.m.. Faculty and Staff Club Crab Feast Ross- borough Inn. See For Your Interest, page 8. July 29 12:30-2 p.m., IRIS Brown Bag Lunch: Bangladesh/ JOBS Small and Microen- terprises 2141 Tydings (Dean's Conference Room). See For Your Interest, page 8. 8:45 a.m.- 12 p.m., OIT Shortcourse Training: Get- ting Started with Photo- shop 4404 Computer & Space Science. Introduces the basic tool set needed to crop, resize and adjust image quality prior to saving in a Web-compatible format. No image editing expe- rience required. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Web and a Web browser To register, visit www.oit.umd.cdti/sc.The fee is $40. For more information, contact Jane Wieboldt at 5- 0443 or oit-training@umail. umd.edu, or visit www.oit. umd.edu/sc. July 30 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Introduc- tion to ArcView GIS 2109 McKeldin Library. A two-hour, hands-on workshop on basic operations of ArcView 32 GIS (Geographic Information Sys- tems) software. The workshop is free, but advance registration is required at www.lib.umd. edu/UES/gis.html. For more information, contact User Edu- cation Services at 5-9070 or email@example.com, or visit www.Ub.umd.edu/UK/gis.html. EDNESDAV July 31 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Jump Start Your Life Multi-purpose room, St. Mary's Hall. See For Your Interest, page 8. august 6 9 a.m. -12 p.m.. Build a Course Web Page (with 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 calendar 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Netscape Composer) 4404 Computer & Space Science. This free module of the Insti- tute for Instructional Tecluio lo- gy is geared to faculty with lit- tle or no experience. Partici- pants will create a Web page from a course syllabus and plan a more complete Web site to support the goals and activi- ties of a course. Online regis- tration is required at www.oit. umd.edu/iit/current.html. For more information, contact the program coordinator at 5-2945 or email@example.com, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/iit. 5-9 p.m. Non-credit Instruc- tion: Adult CPR Campus Recreation Center. Learn how to act in emergency situations and how to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. Registration is $35 and can be done online at www. crs.umd.edu. Credit cards are accepted (VISA/MC/Discover). For more information, contact Laura Sutter at 5-PLAY or firstname.lastname@example.org . insl event list- s. visit www.college publisher.com .outlook, Outlook Dtir/mifc is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. Brodie Remington "Vice President for University Relations Teresa Flannery • Executive Director. University Communications and Marketing George Cathcart ■ Executive Editor Monettc Austin Bailey • Editor Cynthia Mitchel ■ Art Director Laura Lee ■ Graduate Assistant Robert K. Gardner ■ Editorial Assistant & Contributing Writer Letters to the editor, story sugges- tions and campus information are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before thcTucsday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook. 2101 Turner Hall. College Park. MD 20742 Telephone ' (301) 405-4629 Fax* (301) 314-9344 E-mail • outlook@accmaiLumd.edu www.collcgepublisher.com/outlook Yl> Provost Visits Brazil to Review Collaborative Programs Accompanied by Saul Sosnowski, director of the Office of Interna- tional Programs, and Tal She- hata, director of the North- South Center for Sustainable Development, Provost William Destler recently visited Brazil to review die university's existing agreements of coop- eration with a number of Brazilian institutions and to discuss new ones. In Rio de Janeiro, the group visited dieir counterparts in the Federal Rural University (UFRRI). In the last 10 years, the University of Maryland and UFRRJ have established several exchanges of faculty and students, and several col- laborative research programs have been completed in die areas of aquaeulture, veteri- nary medicine, fish diseases, environmental education, biodiversity, sustainable development and conserva- tion biology. The group next visited the Institute for Sustainable Development in Ilha Grande Bay, where the College Park campus and several Brazilian institutions have a joint plan to develop a sustainable development program. Also on the itinerary were the College of Engineering at the Federal University of Rio and the College of Business Administration at Candido Mendes University, a private institution. Both institutions have requested to develop agreements of cooperation with the University of Mary- land. The visit concluded with a two-day visit to the University of Sao Paulo, one of die best institutions in Brazil. The Uni- versity of Maryland has sever- al programs in Sao Paulo, Bahia and Amazonas in the areas of environmental stud- ies, deforestation and eco- nomic development. — Christine Moritz, communi- cations officer, Office of International Programs Terrapins: Continued from page 1 Turtle Love PHOTO BY DAVID YOUNGMEYEP, Anne Turkos goes nose-to-nose with Testudo and the Thai repousse silver turtle box contributed by William Kir wan. Turkos describes the collection as eclectic and ranging from the "not-so-seri- ous to the sub- lime." Among the contribu- tors are incom- ing chancellor of the Universi- ty System of Maryland, William Kirwan and his wife, who lent a Thai repousse silver turtle box. Pres- ident and Mrs. Dan Mote loaned several Items including a ceramic plate with three- dimensional turtles and a terrapin pin designed by Mrs, Mote and given by President Mote to VTPs. Men's basket- ball coach Gary Williams came on board with his own glass paperweight terrapin. "Testudo is very special to the university community and a lot of people have their own version of die mascot, which helps to personalize the university," says Turkos. "Some people have very extensive collections, while oth- ers may have only one or two." Turkos must be counted as one of Testudo's biggest fens, because she has a private collection of nearly 300 terrapins and turtles, many of which decorate her office. "People know I like turtles and when they travel, they bring back all kinds of specimens," she says. "A number of faculty and staff have said tiiat when friends and family know they work at the University of Maryland, they start to get turtles as gifts. Oftentimes people become involuntary collectors." — David Youngmeyer, University Comrnunications graduate assistant The Maryland Room Gallery is on the first floor of Hornbake Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. OUTLOOK NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER A Three- Year Dance Project Culminates at the Clarice Smith Center Young Talent and Creativity Meet in Hallelujah/USA Last nil I when Aja returned her track uni- form to her high school coach, she heard about an opportunity for teens her age to participate in a different type of after school activity; The Liz Lerrnan Dance Exch ange s Teen Institute. The Dance Exchange had created a program for emerging young artists caliedTeen Exchange. Over the past four years, the exchange has traveled around the country and given teens ages 13-17 the opportu- nity to study the tools of movement, dance technique and modem dance, but also to teach what they learn to others. The process develops and empowers well-rounded young artists. The Summer National Teen institute is coming to the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. for a free performance showcasing 25 young men and women. Performing a diverse program ranging from hip hop to traditional Cambodian dance, the teens have traveled from all over the country to participate. Teens enter the program through an audition process, but the program includes everyone from beginners to serious students of theater and ballet. Ursula, a recent "graduate" of the program, recalls. "Three years ago when I walked in the studio I dung to the wall. Now I per- form confidently on a real stage with curtains and lights." For students likeAja and Ursula, the Teen Exchange has become a great place to experience, learn and per- form.A launching pad for their futures, the exchange had taught them the power of teamwork, creativity and a unique way to explore their diverse talents. For ticket information or to request a season brochure, contact the Ticket Office at 301.405.ART5 or visit www. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Clarice Smith Performing Arts CEKTERAT MARYtAND C In Praise of People, Joy and Peace For more than 40 years, four women in Burlington, Vt. have gathered weekly to play a card game called, "Trips and Runsrwhen the Liz Lerrnan Dance Exchange's "Hallelujah/USA'' project knocked on their door in March of 2001 , die card girls weren't prepared to stop their traditional game for the group; instead, their game became die centerpiece for a unique modern dance experience. Liz Lerrnan is a cross-generational modern dance perform- ance company based in Takoma Park, Md. As a stop along the way of the "Halle- lujah/USA project," Burlington was one of 1 5 communities across the United States asked to consider the question. "What arc you in praise of?" The works explore the various ways people push through challenging times to find joy and peace. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the Dance Exchange, will present the three-year culminating project with a week of events Aug. 1-1 1. There will also be a community dog dance, a Teen Perfor- mance Institute and an Art and Faith Convening discussion, exploring the relationship between organized reli- gions, personal faith and art making. "Hallelujah/USA" combines finely honed company choreography with a uniquely local civic engagement to cre- ate, at each site, a synthesis that assures the same "Hallelujah" is never seen in the same two places. Each performance includes dance pieces created specifi- cally for that community', which then become part of a performance in anoth- er community, bringing together differ- ent stories and unusual collections of community members not usually affiliat ed with dance. "I think of Hallelujah' as a beautiful necklace composed of many beads," says Lerrnan. "Each community contributes ^^ beads to this neck Lice. . . C^»J The beads can be used again and again, and strung along in new patterns." Blurring the lines between performance and par- ticipation is not only important to the project, but is paramount to the Clarice Smith Center. "Focusing on creating opportunities for and crossing bound- aries between performance, learning and community speaks very much to the mission of the center," says Susie Farr, executive director. The project effectively illustrates this mission as well as showcases a collage of "Hallelujah" projects created especially for tliis event. The program for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, titled "Uneasy Dances," features "In Praise of Constancy in the Midst of Change" with composer Robert Een and a live instrumental ensemble. On SaturdayAug. 10 and SundayAug. 11 "Ordinary Angels," featuring "In Praise of Animals and Their People" with the All American Fly Dogs, and "In Praise of Par- adise Lost and Found" with Rudy Hawkins, the Rudy Hawkins Singers and Members of WPAS' Men and Women of the Gospel Mass Choir, will complete the three-day engagement. Ticket prices are $25 for the general public and $5 for children/students, with discounts available for seniors and groups. D ance, song, story and celebration answer the question "What are you in praise of?" drawing from 1 5 unique projects conducted in communities from Maine to California. A cast from around the coun- try joins the Liz Lerrnan Dance Exchange in two exciting programs and a host of free events at the Clarice Smith Performing Arte Center at Maryland. Free Events Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Teen Summer Institute Performance An opportunity for teens to showcase dances created from their life experiences, 25 young men and women, ages 13-17, from around the nation will db leading this modern dance per- formance. The teens have learned to express themselves and their feelings with dance and movement. i Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Dancing With Your Dog A chance for you and your canine companion to enjoy the dog days of summer in a fun, easy-to-tearn community dog dance. In less than an hour, learn an easy group piece of dogs- and-the-people-who-walMhem choreography. Set to upbeat music, this Busby Berkley-style dance is a chance for you and your dog to shine — and a great way for you to bond. Note: Dogs will be dancing on leash. Work- shop includes get-acquainted "sniff" time. Pre- re gist ration is required; call I301U05-ARTS. Monday, Aug. 5 at 7;30 p.m. Call and Response: An Art St Faith Convening An informal gathering of reli- gious leaders to discuss the ties between contemporary art mak- ing, personal faith and organized religion. The hands-on experi- ence combines reflection and conversation, and will explore questions such as: What is the relationship between organized religion and contemporary art? What can artists, worshippers, and religious leaders learn from each other? What is the place of people with no religious affilia- tion in the art and faith equa- tion? Advance registration is request- ed; call (301) 405-ARTS. Uneasy Dances Featuring In Praise of Constancy in the Midst of Change with composer Robert Een and a live instrumental ensemble and a collage of Hallelujah excerpts. S25/S5 Students Ticketed Events Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 10 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. Ordinary Angels Featuring In Praise of Animals and Their People with the All American Fly Dogs and In Praise of Paradise Lost and Found with Rudy Hawkins, the Rudy Hawkins Singers and Members of WPAS' Men and Women of the Gospel Mass Choir, $25/55 Students JULY 23, 2002 Business Systems Commended, Explained University of Maryland administrative busi- ness systems were recognized at the SETA 2002 conference held in Las Vegas, Nev. SETA is the acronym for the SCT Education Technology Association. SCT, the Systems and Computer Technology Corporation, is a software vendor responsible for the Financial Records System (FRS) system. SETA (http://www.sct.com/seta) is an organ- ization of educational institutions that have selected the FRS software package to handle business transactions, to include accounts payable, procurement and inventor}' control. As a result of the system presentations held during the conference, various educational institutions have expressed interest in obtain- ing the applications for their campus uses. The Office of die Comptroller and the Department of Procurement and Supply adopt- ed the FRS application during the Business Process Redesign (BPR) project. FRS is a multi- institutional system that is used to support the College Park campus; the University of Mary- land, Eastern Shore; the Maryland Biotechnolo- gy Institute; the Center for Environmental Sci- ences; and the University System of Maryland Office. The interface and delivery of the FRS system was not as user friendly as staff members had hoped. Developers from Administrative and Enterprise Applications, within the Office of Information Technology, met the challenge and worked closely with staff from the Office of the Comptroller and Department of Procure- ment and Supply to build upon existing sys- tems and deliver a cutting edge Web interface to the FRS screens. The results of their efforts and the BPR project are the Web applications FRSWeb, PROWeb, the Procurement Card Man- agement system and the Electronic Forms sys- tem (ELF). Implementation of the university administrative applications, to include FRS and ELF, began in July 2000. The ELF system provides a Web-based infra- structure that allows registered users to elec- tronically route and approve campus and inter- campus business forms. Most of the Universi- ty's financial transactions are processed through the ELF system in the form of journal vouchers, payroll transfers and procurement forms. Business offices use the Procurement Card Management system to allocate and process charges made with campus credit cards. All of the transactions that arc generated from these front-end systems are sent to the FRS system, where the real financial process- ing occurs.After FRS has posted the transac- tions, staff members may view the results through the FRSWeb and PROWeb systems. FRSWeb is a Web-based reporting system See SETA, page 5 New Federal Liasion Works From Her Heart Rae Grad Rae Grad wants to make sure the fed- eral government doesn't forget what she calls the "jewel in College Park." Grad, who earned a doc- torate degree from what is now die Health and Human Performance Department, was appointed to die newly created director of federal relations position for the University of Maryland last February. She says her job, dividing her time between offices in the administration building and Reagan building in Washington, D.C. , is to help the university get its excel- lence and research recog- nized and find opportuni- ties to enhance work in progress. 'I'm trying to put a feder- al face on the University of Maryland," she says. But, she adds, getting recognition and funds for current proj- ects is only one part of what she hopes to accom- plish. She says she wants to strengthen the university's relation- ship with Maryland's congressional delegation, whose pictures adorn her office wall, to ensure the uni- versity remains in their minds as research funding opportunities arise on Capitol Hill. Grad says she is also working with other committees in Congress involved with science funding issues and is working with the Office of Alumni Affairs to create a caucus of Maryland alumni in Con- gress. In her emerging role as de facto federal government liaison to the university, she says she's also been informing the campus about research policy changes such as the tracking of foreign students after Sept. 1 1 and new laboratory safe- guards. Showing characteristic altruism, Grad says she is also interested in working to improve the state of sci- ence in America overall. Toward that end, Grad is working in coali- tion with the American Association of Universities, an invitation-only policy group representing 63 research universities in the United States and Canada, to increase National Science Foundation fund- ing through competitive grants. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL But, she says, the scientific disci- plines aren't the only ones who can benefit from the activities of her office. "Science, humanities, animal sci- ence, engineering, public affairs — 1 would say for all the divisions and departments we have, there's an opportunity somewhere in the fed- eral system." Many people incorrectly assume lawmakers in the District already know of the work going on at Maryland, says Grad, because of its proximity. She feels this lack of information necessitated her posi- tion. Her own proximity to the workings of the federal govern- ment and the University of Mary- land aligns all the passions of her life. While working as a labor and delivery nurse in Virginia, Grad says she became interested in the issues surrounding the care given to mothers and babies. Her interest in the issue led to a meeting with the director of mater- nal child health for the Common- wealth of Virginia in Richmond to talk about legislative funding for issues affecting mothers and babies. During that conversation the director told Grad there was no advocacy group for mothers and babies and that inspired her to found the first one in Virginia's history, the Virginia Perinatal Association. "So I had no training in the beginning, but over time I got very trained," she says, laugh- ing. While she worked for that group at the state level, she became interested in the way public policy agendas in general move tiirougb a legislature. Eventually her work became so well known in Virginia that she was asked to perform similar state- level advocacy work in the 1 9 southern states represented b\ the Southern Governors' Association. Following this trajectory, Grad made the leap to the federal level when then- Senator Lawton P. Chiles of Florida tapped her to work on a congressional commission on women and children's issues. Rounding out her curriculum vitae is her non-profit work, includ- ing helping set up America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth with General Colin L. Powell, and serving as chief executive officer for PowerLIP, an organization striv- ing to increase online access for disadvantaged communities. Recently, Grad had been doing consulting work for the annual Potomac Conference, sponsored by the Greater Washington Board of Trade, when she met the board co- chairman and University of Mary- land President Dan Mote. As they talked she became fascinated with the changes Mote brought to the university and, remembering her own positive experience earning her doctorate degree here, decided she wanted to come back. Grad emphasizes the fact that her position is only four and a half months old and many of the specifics of its activities still need to be worked out. But it's clear she's following her passion and keeping in step with her goals. "To me it all begins with a pas- sion to make a difference, learning the skills, and working for some wonderful people.. . It all comes together," she says. Papers: Professor Offers Years of Research to Public, Campus Continued from page t 200 articles and published sev- eral books, including "Elements of FORTRAN Style: Techniques for Effective Programming" (with Charles Kreitzberg, 1972); "Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Infor- mation Systems"(1980); "Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human- Computer Interaction" (1987); and "Hypertext Hands-On! An Introduction to a New Way of Organizing and Accessing Infor- mation "(with Greg Kearslcy, 1989). He has also edited numerous articles and several books, including "Directions in Human/Computer Interaction" (1982) and "Sparks of Innova- tion in Human-Computer Inter- action^ 1993), In recent years, Shneiderman has received recognition for his work, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph, Canada, a profile in Sci- entific American, fellowships in two scientific societies and the ACM SIGCH3 Lifetime Achieve- ment Award. In June 2000, Shneiderman relinquished the directorship of the HCIL, enabling him to pursue other projects. Shneiderman has consulted and lectured for many organiza- tions including Apple, AT&T, Citicorp, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Library of Congress, Microsoft, NASA, NCR and uni- versity research groups. This year-long project to process and make available his papers was funded in part by a donation from Shneiderman. A paper Finding aid is available in the Maryland Room in Horn- bake Library and the complete inventory is available online at http ://wwwlib . umd . edu/ARCV/ histmss/findingaids/shneiderman/ index. html. The Libraries will be celebrat- ing the opening of the Papers of Ben Shneiderman on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a lecture by Shneiderman related to his new book, "Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies." A reception will follow and replies should be forwarded to Jennie Levine at jl303@umail. umd.edu or (301) 31 4-2712. All events will take place in Horn- bake library. Researchers interested in using the papers of Ben Shnei- derman may contact Jennie Levine, assistant curator for His- torical Manuscripts, in the Archives and Manuscripts Department at (301) 3 14-2712 or at email@example.com. OUTLOOK Alumni Gift Brightens Grounds PHOTOS BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY Top (l-r): Department of Dance Chair Alcine Wintz, College of Arts and Humanities Dean James Harris, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Tom Fretz and Landon Reeves, owner of Chapel Valley Landscape Company, enjoy a moment during last week's landscaping project. The work was a gift from Reeves. Above, Chapel Valley workers plant shrubs behind a donated teak bench. More than 200 employees, trees, greenery and pieces of equipment arrived on cam- pus last week as part of a gift from Landon Reeves, a Maryland alumni and owner of Chapel Valley Landscape Company in Woodbine, Md. The workers rebuilt and land- scaped two areas of the cam- pus damaged by last fall's tor- nado. The Denton Hall Garden that sits just off University Boulevard includes plant material and effort donated not only by Reeves, but from many of the company's vendors. The sec- ond area, the courtyard just outside the Department of Dance, features a New Orleans-style garden and patio area. The chosen design is a bow to Alcine Wintz, depart- ment chair, who is a New Orleans native. Reeves, a 1963 graduate of the College of Agriculture and classmate of Dean Tom Fretz, said that while the com- pany does smaller community projects, this one is unusual in its size. It is a natural exten- sion, however, of his involve- ment with the university. The work was part of the compa- ny's annual meeting, which was held later in the day on campus. Many of Reeves* employees are Maryland alumni, as well. Continued from page 1 that contains information extract- ed from various modules of the FRS application. PROWeb con- tains information extracted from the FRS purchasing and accounts payable modules. Both systems provide staff members with a user-friendly interface to thelr unit's financial data. Staff mem- bers may review monthly FRS repons and view the daily status of their FRS accounts using the System Synergy dynamic Web interfaces rather than cumbersome application screens. Representatives from the Office of the Comptroller pre- sented all of these systems at the SETA conference. Information about the systems may be found online at www.ares.umd.edu. — Rob Goebeler and Shaun Fleming, OIT Notable David Driskeii, artist and chronicler of African-American art, recendy received the seventh annual USM Regents' Frederick Douglass Award at a ceremony held at the Clarice Smidi Performing Arts Center. Named Distinguished University Profes- sor in 1995 and with a 20-year career at Maryland, Driskeii owns an impressive col- lection of 19th- and 20th-century African- American art. From that collecUon came "Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskeii Collection," in 1999- The exhibition was held in the university Art Gallery before traveling to four national venues, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the M.H. DeY- oung Memorial Museum in San Francisco. It also served as a teaching tool for public schoolchildren in Prince George's County. In 1 998, the year he received emeritus sta- tus, the university founded the David C. Driskeii Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, which is intended to become the pre-eminent venue for the exploration and explication of African and African-American society and culture. Its mission is to train new generations in the field of African and African-American scholarship. The Frederick Douglass Award was established in 1995 by die USM Board of Regents to honor individuals "who have displayed an extraordinary and active com- mitment to the ideals of freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity exemplified in the life of Frederick Douglass." Edward B. Montgomery, a professor in the Department of Economics since 1990, has accepted the position of senior associate dean in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Montgomery has held a variety of research, management and policy posi- tions, including deputy secretary, assistant secretary for policy, and chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He held these positions while on a leave of absence from the University of Maryland. Also in the college, Mark Lichbach has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Government and Politics. He joined the faculty last year after holding chair positions at the University of Califor- nia-Riverside and the University of Col- orado, Lichbach's work is in the field of conflict studies, specifically in the context of social choice theory. Luclnda Fleeson, a former award-winning investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been named curator of the Hubert Humphrey Fellows journalism pro- gram at the University of Maryland. Fleeson succeeds Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William J. Eaton, who is retiring after eight years as coordinator of the program, which is administered by die Philip Merrill Col- lege of Journalism. A Libraries' brochure nicknamed "The Big Glossy" has been selected a 2002 Best of Show Winner in the annual competition sponsored by the Public Relations Section of the Library Administration and Manage- ment Association (LAMA) of the American Library Association. Titled "Welcome to the University of Maryland Libraries," the 34-page publication, now in its second printing, was the product of a collabora- tive effort involving Rebecca Wilson, Trudi Harm. Doug McEIraih, Sue Baugh- man, Judy Markowitz and Gina (alia The Libraries' winning publication was entered in the Services/Policy/Orientation category of the competition for libraries with total annual budgets exceeding S6 mil- lion. More than 320 entries were received for the 2002 Best of Show Competition. David Poeppel, who holds a joint appoint- ment in the Linguistics and Biology depart- ments, has been awarded a National Insti- tutes of Health grant for a project entitled "Cortical Mechanisms in Speech Percep- tion: MEG Studies." The goal of this research project is to understand how speech perception is mediated by cortical structures through a series of magnetoen- cephalography (MEG) studies. The award will provide five years of funding, totaling $2.5 million. The College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences held its 14th Annual Academic Festival last semester Faculty and staff awards given are as follows: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching: James A. Carton, Meteorology; Outstanding Instructor: Jandelyn D. Plane, Computer Science; Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Gutemberg Bezerra Guerra-Filho, Computer Science; Exempt Employee Award: Eliza- beth o. stecher Mathematics; Non-exempt Employee Award: Edna G. Walker, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Faculty from the Clark School of Engineer- ing received a major award from NASA to establish one of seven NASA University Research, Engineering and Technology Institutes (URETR. Each one has an initial life of five years and a maximum duration of 10 years, with a $3 million budget per year. The university will serve as the lead institution on this URETI, which will be led by Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor Mark Lewis. Other faculty mem- bers are: Norman We re ley . Darryll Pinas, Kenneth Yu, Christopher Codo and David Akin from aerospace; Ashwani Gupta and Steve Buckley from mechanical engineer- ing; Carol Smidts from materials and nuclear engineering; and Andre Marshall from fire protection engineering. Other participating academic institutions are: Uni- versity of Michigan, University of Washing- ton, North Carolina A&T and Johns Hop- kins Applied Physics Lab. Funding is also coming from the Department of Defense. Joelle Davis Carter, coordinator for transi- tional programs in the Division of Letters and Sciences, has been named the confer- ence program chair for the Southern Asso- ciation for College Student Affairs. The organization is a 1 5-state regional group with more than 700 members in student affairs or faculty positions. Roberta l. Shaffer is a new visiting profes- sor at the College of Information Studies. A leader in the information profession, she will spend her one-year appointment devel- oping and carrying out several initiatives to implement the college's new Master of Sci- ence in Information Management degree. JULY 23, 2002 Life in the Balance i U -^- don't have time for exer- cise * "I don't have time to eat healthy," "I don't have time to relax." These are phrases I hear over and over. Many people feel so busy in their lives that they don't have time for the one thing that is so important: themselves! Com- puters were supposed to make our lives easier but they have just added to the problem. Now, everything we need is at our fingertips. We are on infor- mation overload and many of us are very stressed out. How do we relax? It is important to find bal- ance in life. To achieve balance, it is important to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. According to The National Wellness Institute, "Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful exis- tence." There are six dimen- sions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. We want to strive for optimum wellness by achieving balance in all of these areas. Physical wellness relates to your taking care of your physi- cal body by eating healthy, exer- cising, rest and avoiding harm- ful habits such as smoking and drug use. Social wellness relates to your ability to connect with others socially and the ability to main- tain healthy relationships that provide love and support. Emotional wellness is the abili- ty to recognize your emotions and deal with them in a healthy way It also includes the ability to cope with everyday prob- lems. Intellectual wellness is the abil- ity to learn new things and expand your mind. Occupational wellness !s doing what you love and loving what you do. Spiritual wellness is finding meaning and purpose in your life. This aspect involves build- ing your relationship with your- self. The goal is to achieve bal- ance in all aspects of wellness. 1/ balance is achieved, stress will be reduced. Many people ask, how can I do that? Jennifer Treger, coordinator. Center for Hearth and Wellbeing Start by assessing your life right now. How are you doing in each aspect of wellness? Is there one area that you have ignored? Is there one area in which you have spent all your time? Extremes are unhealthy. For example, if a person spends all her time in the physical aspect, such as exercising all the time and not spending time fostering healthy relationships, this would leave the person feeling out of balance. The following tips can help you get started on your quest for wellness: • Make time for exercise at least three times a week. Try to incorporate cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. • Drink eight glasses of water a day. ■ Eat different types of fruits and vegetables everyday • Listen to your hunger and full signals and enjoy your food. ■ Participate in events that help your community. • Recognize when you are stressed and take steps to reduce your stress, • Develop and maintain healthy relationships. • Use mistakes as opportunities for growth. • Keep informed about current events. • Educate yourself about differ- ent cultures. • Manage your time instead of it managing you. • Spend a portion of each day in personal reflection. • Spend time doing exercise that connects the mind and body, such as yoga. • Appreciate your good for- tunes in life. Bottom line: Realize that you are the one who is in control of your own life and only you can make the decisions on how you spend your time.We can all work toward achieving well- ness and creating balance in our lives — don't be afraid to take the first step. If you would like more infor- mation about wellness, contact Jennifer Treger at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 314-1493. —by Jennifer Treger Knight Foundation Gift to Establish Journalism Center Amultifaceted center to house some of America's most important journal- ism programs and publications will be part of a future new journalism building at the Uni- versity of Maryland. University and foundation officials have announced a lead gift of $3 million to establish the John S. and James L. Knight Journalism Center at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The lead challenge grant from the Miami-based Knight Foundation, to be paid over four years, helps the Merrill College of Journalism move a step closer to a proposed new $30 million home. The Knight Center is expected to be a hub of jour- nalism activity at Maryland, bringing under one roof sever- al programs now scattered across the College Park cam- pus. The center will house the college's national monthly magazine American Journalism Review and double the space for the Knight Center for Spe- cialized Journalism; it also will include a state-of-the-art con- ference room training facility for use by working journalists. The Knight Center will also be home for the Casey Journal- ism Center on Children and Families, the Hubert Humphrey Journalism Fellows, and the college's Journalism Fellowships in Child and Fami- ly Policy program. It will include offices for the National Association of Black Journal- ists (now located in college Editor's note: Living seeks to offer the campus community infor- mation encouraging healthy living inside and out. Columnists are from the Health Center, the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Wellness Research Lab, space off campus), the Ameri- can Association for Sunday and Feature Editors and Knight Chair in Journalism Haynes Johnson. The college also hopes to attract a number of other headquarters offices of national organizations repre- senting journalists of color. "Our faculty see this journal- ism center as the creative spark that can unlock the full potential of this place," said Merrill College Dean Thomas Kunkel. "The Knight Journal- ism Center can be the engine that drives the networking, professional development and training and the improvement of journalism education here." "Maryland has brought together a unique consortium of journalism organizations and professionals in associa- tion with that rare breed, a col- lege of journalism devoted entirely to journalism," said Hodding Carter in, Knights president and CEO. "The point of this grant — the point of the Knight Journalism Center — is to provide a setting for synergy and cross-fertilization on the one hand and direct contact with current and future journalists on the other." The grant is expected to help the Merrill College and the University of Maryland raise an additional $7 million from private sources, which university officials believe will encourage the state to move up a new journalism building on its construction priori ty list. The college currently operates from a building con- structed in 1957, with its broadcast news program and several of its professional cen- ters and fellowship programs scattered in nearby satellite office space. "Maryland is one of the best journalism schools in the country, and with its new dean, Tom Kunkel, it is posi- tioned to maintain its leader- ship role in the new century," said Eric Newton, the Knight Foundation's director of jour- nalism initiatives. "The school has wisely used the founda- tion's substantial investments in the past, earning the respect and cooperation of working journalists. This center will substantially increase the out- reach of Knight's programs." Since 1987, Knight Founda- tion grants totaling more than $8 million have helped the Merrill College gain a national reputation for academic excel- lence and professional out- reach. A series of operating program grants totaling $6 mil- lion have been included for support of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, which offers week-long cours- es on the campus for reporters and editors on the coverage of complex subjects. A $1.5 mil- lion grant established and endowed the Knight Chair in Journalism here, held by John- son. A recent S 1 million grant from Knight has been used by AJR for expanded coverage, design enhancements and gen- eral magazine publishing expenses. Football Season is Upon Us Once Again Dear Faculty and Staff, The 200 1 season was a his- toric campaign in College Park for our Football team and all the Terrapin fans. An ACC Championship, Orange Bowl appearance, various player of the year awards and a national top 1 ranking brought the tradition and pride back to Terrapin Football. Now in 2002, "The Best are Back at By rd", with another seven exciting home games slated for Byrd Sta- dium this fall. To continue this tradition, we need the sup- port of our faculty and staff! Faculty and staff on campus are given the opportunity to pur- chase a season ticket for $145. That is a sav- ings of $37 over purchasing a regular season ticket and a $52 savings over purchasing sin- gle game tickets for the entire season. This season you will be entitled to four free tickets to either the Akron game on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. or the Eastern Michigan game on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. You will also have the opportuni- ty to purchase up to two additional tickets to FILE PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL either game for a reduced price of $ 1 5 each (limited supply — tickets distributed first come, first served). For information on the reduced faculty/staff season ticket :uid single game tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at (301)314-7070 or visit www.umterps.com. Again, I thank you for all of your support and I hope to see you and your family in Byrd Stadi- um this Fall. GOTERPS! Sincerely Head Coach Ralph Friedgen OUTLOOK President Calls for Award Nominees The President's Awards Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for awards to be conferred at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on October 8. There will be two categories of award: The President's Medal and the Presi- dent's Distinguished Service Awards. The President's Medal is the highest honor the College Park campus bestows upon a mem- ber of its own community. It is intended to recognize the accomplishments of an out- standing member of our com- munity who has made signifi- cant contributions to the advancement of the university. The President's Distin- guished Service Awards recog- nize exceptional performance, leadership and service by a member of the university staff. In accordance with the recom- mendations of the Senate, no more than five Distinguished Service Awards will be given, and the number of exempt and non-exempt award recipients cannot exceed three. Individuals may be nominat- ed in eitiier or both award cate- gories. Nominees will be con- sidered for an award only in the category for which they have been nominated. Individuals serving on the Advisory Com- mittee are not eligible for nomi- nation. The nominations in all categories are due by Sept. 12. Each nomination should be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the following information: the name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominat- ed and the name of the nomina- tor. Nominations should be sent to: Professor Bruce James, chair, President's Awards Advisory Committee, c/o President's Office. HIS Main Administra- tion Building. For more information, contact Sapienza Barone in the Presi- dent's Office at (301) 405-5790 or email@example.com. Listed below are the criteria, the eligibility and the required nominating materials. The com- mittee reserves the right to seek additional information on any nominee. The President's Medal Criteria: The recipient of this award will be a member of the community with an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of life on the cam- pus. The candidate's career should be distinguished by a dedication to the fulfillment of the campus' goals and mission, by professional accomplish- ments, and by campus service. Particular emphasis will be placed on contributions that have had a wide-ranging and enhancing influence on the entire campus community. Eligibility: Any full-time mem- ber of the campus community may be nominated for the Presi- dent's Medal. A nominee must have at least 10 years of full- time employment on the cam- pus (in one or more capacities). Nomination Materials: A let- ter of nomination should be submitted, clearly indicating why this individual should be so honored and how the indi- vidual exemplifies the criteria for this award. A resume, cur- riculum vitae, or brief biograph- ical sketch of the nominee should accompany the nomina- tion letter. At least two, but no more than three, seconding let- ters of nomination from outside the primary unit in which the individual is employed may accompany die nomination or may be sent under separate cover. Each nomination should be submitted with a cover sheet listing die name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominat- ed and the name of the nomi- nator. President's Distinguished Service Awards Criteria: The President's Dis- tinguished Service Awards rec- ognize exceptional perform- ance, leadership, and service by a member of the University staff. The recipient of this award will have a record of exemplary performance and distinctive contributions to the operation of an administrative, academic, research, or service unit on campus. He or she will have clearly demonstrated ini- tiative toward the improvement of University programs or cam- pus activities and will have shown commitment to the campus community as a whole. Eligibility: Any full-time staff member, including academic administrators, who has been employed on campus for at least 10 years (in any of one or more capacities) may be nomi- nated for a President's Distin- guished Service Award. (Individ- uals who hold a faculty appointment are not eligible for this award.) No more than five awards will be given annually and the number of exempt and non-exempt award recipients cannot exceed three. Nomination Materials: A let- ter of nomination should be submitted, clearly indicating why this individual should be so honored and how the indi- vidual exemplifies the criteria for this award. A resume, cur- riculum vitae, or brief biograph- ical sketch of the nominee should accompany the nomina- tion letter.At least two, but no more than three, seconding let- ters of nomination may accom- pany the nomination or may be sent under separate cover. Each nomination should be submit- ted with a cover sheet listing the name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominated and the name of die nominator. Reparations: Its Not About Money Continued from page 1 who need it the most." Walters, a professor of political science at Maryland and a member of the committee's research team, says outreach activities are still being coordinated. Robinson's move to St. Kitts island in the Caribbean and his activities sur- rounding his resignation from TransAfrica have pushed efforts back a bit. Like many of the mem- bers, Walters spends a significant amount of time traveling the country to get the word out, though he admits he isn't seen locally too often. As for efforts on campus, he mentions Robinson's well- attended appearance last spring at the invitation of the Committee on Africa and the Americas, Walters does see interest, though he doesn't "see it taking any form. The most I have seen are repa- rations study groups," he says. He would like local efforts supported and the issue raised with city councils and state governments. He says the committee is working with N' CO- BRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Repara- tions, to do more work on the local level. N'CO- BRA is a coalition of individuals and organiza- tions that have worked on this issue since 1987. Walters said the group has just published a book- let that outlines the facts of the suit and provides reparations information. Educating people is the first step, he says.Just as the anti-apartheid move- ment pushed to let people know about the racist system in South Africa, reparations supporters need to make sure people are clear about the movement's purpose and goal. "Other groups started widt the question of injustice," he says, referring to successful Jewish and Japanese efforts to make the government own up to discriminatory practices with mone- tary settlements. "We have spent more time on the back end of the claim, which can create opportunities for people like [David] Horowitz to discredit it.We need to use far more discretion about legitimizing the claims." Horowitz, editor of FrontPage Magazine, wrote a controversial arti- cle, "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery is a Bad Idea — and Racist Too." Walters knows there is a lot of work to do and he encourages people to learn all they can and get involved. "A lot of people understand the jus- tice of it," he says. General Research Board 2002- 2003 Research Support Awards COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES Nutrition and Food Science M. Monica Giusti Fractionation and Isolation of Biologically Active Flavonoid Compounds from Anthocyanin-Rich Extracts Bernadene Magnuson Inhibition of Colon Cancer Growth by Anthocyanin-Rich Extracts COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES Art History & Archaeology Anthony Colantuono Seasons of Desire. Titian, Equicola and Alfonso d'Este's Camerino English Mary-Helen Washington The Stones in Their Voices: African American Writing and Activism in the 1950s School of Music Thomas DeLio Solosphere Localizer School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Lindsay Yots uku ra Negotiating Moves: Problem Presentation and Resolution in Japanese Business Discourse Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia The Fulgurant Space: Literature and Imagery of the Cuban Revolution COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Geology James Farquhar Acquisition of a Freeze Dryer for Study of Atmospheric Nitrate Deposition to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Institute For Physical Science & Technology Michael Coplan Detecting and Imaging Neutral Particles COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Human Development Melanie Kilkn Korean-American Adolescents' and Parents' Evaluations of Gender Expectation General Research Board 2002- 2003 Distinguished Faculty Research Fellowship Awards COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES Animal and Avian Sciences Ian Mather Diet and Autoimmunity: A link between Drinking Milk and Multiple Sclerosis? COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES History Richard Price Empire and National Culture in Britain 1830-1880 COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Psychology Arie Kruglanski The Psychology of Closed Mindedness COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Mathematics Daniel Rudolph Orbit Methods in Measurable Dynamics JULY 23, 2002 New Database Useful for Study of Women A new Early Modern Women Database, providing links to Worldwide Web resources use- ful for the study of women In early modern Europe and the Americas, has been developed by the Libraries'Arts and Humanities Team. Focusing on the period from approximately 1500 to 1800, these electronic resources have been selected for their scholar- ly value, annotated, and described according to various attributes and placed in a searchable database. Materials range from biblio- graphic databases to full-text resources, images and sound recordings. The database is accessible via the Libraries' Home Page or at http;//www. lib.umd.edu/ETC/LOCAL/ emw/emw.php3. Most of the resources linked are free although some require a license for access. Team members who worked on the development of the database included Marian Bur- right, Louise Greene, Pat Her- ron, Eric Lindquist.Yeiena Luck- ertjudy Markowitz,Alan Matt- lag, and Susanna Van Sant. Silk Painters Gather for Peace, Profit PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEV Silk painters, and those who admire their work or aspire to work the craft, gath- ered at the Student Union last month for the Third International Silk Painting Congress. The event featured artists, art supply vendors, a runway show, hands- on demonstrations and a bazaar. A display featured the silk-making process and sever- al techniques for silk painting. Colorful banners, some shown above, hung from the ceiling as part of the Peace Banner Project. Students, teachers and artists from around the country and Iceland created the pieces as a way of reclaiming a balanced rela- tionship with the world through art. Commuting Alternatives As an alternative to driving personal vehicles to and around campus, the Depart- ment of Campus Parking is offering free transportation services to faculty and staff via the Park and Ride Van pool Pro- gram (PAR V). Participants meet at a desig- nated Park and Ride location and are driven to and from the university. Participants receive emergency trips to their vehi- cle and "last-chance rides" when they work late unexpect- edly. Full-time members are given parking privileges at Sta- dium Drive Garage, provided they return their parking per- mit to DCE For additional information, visit the DCPWeb site at http:// www.parking.umd.edu or con- tact Bernard Palmer at (301) 314-2545. IRIS Brown Bag Lunch This month's IRIS Brown Bag Lunch is titled "Bangladesh/ JOBS Small and Microenterpris- es" and will be presented by Asif Ahmed, leader of the pro- ject's small and medium enter- prise (SME) component. The lunch will take place Monday, Jury 29 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in 2141 Tydings (Dean's Confer- ence Room). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a primary target of policies aimed at creat- ing growth and employment in developing countries Job Opportunities and Business Sup- port (JOBS) believes that SMEs can play a key role in sustaining Bangladesh, and its unique clus- ter concept has helped over- come problems related to their size that formerly inhibited tiieir success in this area, Ahmed will review some of the challenges and successes of the project. He is team leader of the Small and Medium Enter- prise Development program of the JOBS Project, a program funded by USAID Bangladesh and implemented by IRIS. He has been working with SME Development, especially export market development for SMEs, for five years. Ahmed also is hub coordina- tor of the JOBS' SME exports development program and was instrumental in the develop- ment of clusters as the back- ward support linkage for the Bangladesh export industry. He has received specialized train- ing on SME development and export promotion from leading institutes in the U.K., the Netherlands, the U.S. and India, and has published several arti- cles on the subjects. For more information, call (301) 405-3110 or visit http :// www. iris . u md . edu/. Third Annual Maryland Crab Feast at the Golf Course The Third Annual Maryland Crab Feast at the University Golf Course will feature a host of Maryland favorites. The menu: steamed crabs, fried chicken, chef-carved roast beef, pork BBQ, hot dogs and pop- corn shrimp. For dessert, don't miss the strawberry shortcake. Drink specials include $1.50 domestic beers, $2.50 imported beers and $2.50 house wine. The cost is $35.95 for adults; $2995 for UM club members, faculty and staff and their guests; $14.95 for children (13 and under), plus tax & gratuity. Prices are subject to change based on market price and availability. The crab feast will take place July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Golf Course. Advance reserva- tions are required; call (301) 3 1 4-663 1 . It is advisable to make reservations today, as the event is almost sold out. For more information, con- tact Nancy Loomis at (301) 3 1 4-663 1 or nloomis@dining. umd.edu, or visit http: //dining. umd.edu. Faculty and Staff Club Crab Feast at the Rossborough Inn Join the feast Friday, July 26 from 6 to 9 pm. at the Rossbor- ough Inn. The menu will include Maryland crabs, steamed jumbo shrimp, chick- en wings, corn on the cob, steamed clams, assorted salads, com bread, watermelon, assort- ed cookies, brownies and ice cream. Beer and wine are included in die price of $50 for non-members; Faculty and Staff Club members receive a 1 5% discount. Reservations are required; call (301) 314-8013. For more information, con- tact LaFreida Robinson at (301) 314-801 3 or lrobinson@dining. umd.edu, or visit http://www. dining.umd.edu. Preinkert Field House is being renovated to create temporary office space. Use of the basket- ball court (main gym) for games, special events or other purposes will no longer be pos- sible after Aug. 1. For more information, con- tact Webb Smedley at (30 1) 405-5591 orwsmedley® accm ail . umd . edu . Jump Start Your Life The Personnel Services Depart- ment is offering the seminar "Jump Start Your Life," to take place Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the St. Mary's Hall multi-purpose room. Has your life become a les- son in predictability? Do you need a jumpstart? In this semi- nar, you'll create a fresh vision for your life, keying into your core values. The cost of the seminar is $100 per person. For more information, contact Natalie Torres at (301) 405-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://personnel.umd.edu. Success 2002 The university system's new chancellor, William Kirwan, will host this year's Success 2002 conference at the Stamp Stu- dent Union on Nov. 1 3, Spon- sored by the Office of Mulit- Ethnic Education, the gathering will also feature Ronald Takaki, professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, as the keynote speak- er. With the theme, "Rethinking Strategies to Promote Student Achievement," this year's con- ference will build on the work being done to improve minori- ty student retention and aca- demic success. For more information or to submit a workshop proposal, see http://www.umd.edu/ omse/success.