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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- 
training@umail.umd.edu, 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 oit-training@umail.umd.edu, 
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 
ue6@umail.umd.edu, 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 outlook@acomail.umd.edu. 



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 oit-training@umail.umd.edu, 
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 
ls220@umail.umd.edu . 



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 







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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 

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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 jl303@umail.umd.edu. 



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 
treger@health.umd.edu 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 sbarone@deans.umd.edu. 



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 

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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 
traindev@accmail.umd.edu, 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.