Outlook Campus Memorial Emphasizes Remembrance, Hope Page 4 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume t8 * Number 3 * September If, 2 00 2 University Zooms Up the Rankings Ladder The University of Maryland moved up significantly in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings in categories that reflect the quality of aca- demic programs as well as the quality of the overall undergrad- uate experience. Among all national public universities, Maryland ranks 18th this year in a tie with Georgia, breaking into the top 20 for the first time. Last year Maryland ranked 21st among public universities. Maryland's undergraduate business and engineering schools continued to rank high, and the university posted among the leaders in three new cate- gories: First-Year Experience, Learning Communities and Ser- vice Learning. The Robert H. Smith School of Business ranked 18th and the A.James Clark School of Engineering ranked 24th nationally. The busi- ness school's e<ommerce pro- gram ranked 4th in the nation. "These rankings clearly reflect the momentum that Maryland has gathered over the past few years," said Maryland President Dan Mote. "The improved rankings are a natural consequence of our broadly based movement into the ranks of the best universities in the See RANKINGS, page 3 Campus Program, Helps Smokers Kick the Habit The University of Mary- land isn't just a national leader in academics and athletics. The campus is also a national role model for colle- giate tobacco prevention and cessation programs. In 1993, the university adopt- ed a policy that prohibited smoking in indoor -locations. Last year, the senate passed an amendment to the university's smoking policy adding addition- al restrictions on permissible smoking locations. The new guidelines prohibit smoking outside of buildings within 15 feet of any building entrance, air intake duct, or window. Signs will be placed in specific loca- tions around the campus to remind the campus community of these policies. The universi- See SMOKING, page 3 Come and Get it! Dining Services Chefs Serve up Expertise, Creativity Editor's note; This article is the first in a two-part series on Dining Services' chef s. Behind every dish served in the dining halls, behind every well-balanced menu, there is a chef and his crew working hard to make sure most of it doesn't wind up back in the kitchen. Nearly a dozen professional chefs work for Dining Services, bringing with them creativity, energy and significant experi- ence. A few can claim to have cooked for princes, Donald Trump and friends at the Trump Plaza Hotel and mam- moth operations such as those run by the Marriott Corpora- don. A common denominator is their desire to give the cam- pus community good food, both familiar and unfamiliar. "Students want the stuff that Mom made," says Jeff Russo, the pastry chef based in South Campus Dining Hall, "cupcakes with sprinkles." He adds that students also want a diverse menu, so that while 90 percent of what he and his fellow cooks create resembles home cooking, the rest is Din- ing Services' chance to show off its culinary skills. For example, two pastry special- ists on Russo 's staff, Miaolan Li and Trade Tyler, created impressively detailed choco- late sculptures of Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass for a Black History Month celebra- tion last year. The Rossbor- ough Inn's delicate, detailed sweets also come from Russo 's kitchen. "I have a staff KifcJ Vu il 4 • v* *H ■ _ ^^ ~t 1 ■J \s ^t PHOTO B¥ CVNTHI* MITCHEl Miaolin Li, a pastry specialist with Dining Services, carved a chocolate bust of Rosa Parks for last year's Black History Month celebration. She fills many of the VIP catering orders for the university. of approximately 15 and there are two ladies that have been here since the beginning. They're in their 70s and they come to work when they want to. It's great having them in here," Russo says."Most of the people I've hired are pro- fessional cooks," It can be challenging cook- ing for a population that changes its eating habits "based on the weather, how they're doing on tests, how they're feeling," says Daniel Jonas, executive chef for the North Woods Dining Room, "We have a buffet at North Woods, but it changes every night." Becoming a chef is more by rite of passage than by the awarding of a piece of paper, says Russo. He and his col- leagues did go to culinary schools, but then spent hours working as apprentices under chefs in New York, Washing- ton, D.C. and elsewhere before supervising their own kitchens, Russo owned a pastisserie for five years. Larry Turnlin, production manager and chef with The See CHEFS, page 3 New Dean Wants to Build on Excellence Edward B. Montgomery has been selected to become senior associate dean in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences on July 1 after an internal college search. Montgomery, a professor in the college's Department of Economics since 1990, was selected by the dean. He had been on leave from the uni- versity while holding key research and management positions in the U.S. Depart- ment of Labor, among them deputy secretary, overseeing 17,000 employees and an annual budget of $30 billion. He also oversaw programs designed to promote equal employment opportunity, administer job training and analyze labor and economic statistics. In his new position, Mont- gomery is involved in faculty issues such as tenure and pro- motion decisions and depart- mental reviews. He is also working to establish new research centers and educa- tional programs. "1 look forward to the opportunity to affect educa- tion policy, to work with the chairs and faculty," Mont- gomery said at the time of his appointment. " . . .To continue building [the college's] excel- lent academic programs and to help enhance the college's strong relationships with external organizations." Montgomery earned a doc- toral degree in economics from Harvard University in 1982 and served on the facul- ty of Carnegie Mellon and Michigan State universities before coming to Maryland. In addition to his labor depart- ment work, Montgomery served on the Advisory Panel in Economics at the National Science Foundation, and worked as researcher or con- sultant to many government and civic organizations. "Ed brings strong policy and administrative experience and an understanding of the uni- versity and our college that I know will prove to be immen- sely valuable," said College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Irwin Goldstein. Sponsored Research Jumps Past the $352 Million Mark Grant and contract awards to the University of Mary- land surged to an all-time high of $352 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002. This is $44 million more than last year's mark of $308 million and continues a rapid rate of growth that has seen research funding double in the past five years. These funds for research, training and outreach, and other public service activities come from a variety of sources, including the federal govern- ment, state government, corpo- rations and foundations. "The University of Maryland strives to apply its world-class expertise to the needs of socie- ty," said University President Dan Mote. "Grants and contracts pro- vide critical support by funding new discoveries, technological developments and outreach programs that solve problems, boost the economy and improve the lives of citizens in our state, region and nation. "The current surge in funding is exciting because it allows us to do more of this valuable work and because it reflects widespread recognition of the university's stature as a top- ranked research institution and our value as the state's greatest asset," Mote said. The University of Maryland, College Park had the highest total in sponsored research funding among all institutions in the University System of Maryland in fiscal year 2002. Its $44 million increase in research funding was the second highest increase among system institu- tions in fiscal year 2002, just below the $49 million rise in funding received by the Univer- sity of Maryland, Baltimore, home to the medical school. The more than 2,100 active awards supported at the Univer- sity of Maryland, College Park in fiscal 2002 represent a vast range of projects that includes everything from basic research aimed at discovering how the Earth's gravitational field is formed to work developing in- telligent transportation systems that can reduce traffic jams. Below are six projects that were awarded funding this past year: • Researchers in the university's College of Education are team- ing up with Montgomery Coun- See RESEARCH, page 3 SEPTEMBER I 7 , 2002 dateline maryland YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 17-23 September 17 11 a.m. -noon, Teaching, Learning, Technology? 6137 McKeldin library. Kenneth C. Green, director of the Campus Computer Project, will discuss the role of information techno- logy in American universities. Reception will follow. For more information, contact Ellen Borkowski at 5-2922 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit. umd .edu/as/speakerseries .html. 3:39-5:30 p.m.. Numerical Analysis Seminar 3206 Math Building. The featured speaker will be Valeria Simoncini from the Universita di Bologna. For more information, contact Tobias von Petersdorff at email@example.com or visit www. math . umd . edu/dept/ seminars/nas. 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Take Five: Prism Brass Quintet Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- ing Arts Center, world and new music from the award-winning University of Maryland ensem- ble. For more information, con- tact Amy Harbison at 5-8169 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www. claricesmithcenter. umd.edu. 6-8 p.m., Netscape Page Composer: Web Pages the Easy Way 4404 Computer & Space Science. Introductory class. Prerequisite: basic Web browsing ability. Registration fees are $10 students, $20 fac- ulty and staff, and $25 alumni. For more information, contact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or email@example.com, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt. 'EDNESUAV September 18 9:30-1 1 a.m., Safety Train- ing 3104 Chesapeake Build- ing. The Department of Envi- ronmental Safety (DES) hosts a laboratory safety orientation training session each month to assure regulatory compliance. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jeanette Cartron at 5-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m.-noon. Introduction to ArcView 32 (CIS) See For Your Interest, page 4. 6-9 p.m.. Intermediate M ATLAB 3330 Computer & Space Science. Prerequisite: Introduction to MATLAB. Reg- istration is $10 students, $20 faculty and staff, $25 alumni. For more information, contact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or email@example.com, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt. September 19 8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OFT Short- course Training: MS Excel Level 2 4404 Computer & Space Science. Prerequiste: Introduction to MS Excel or similar experience. The fee is $90. For more information, contact Jane Wieboldt, 5-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc. New BFSA Administration Join the Black Faculty Staff Association for its first meeting of the school year, Tuesday. Sept. 2* at noon in the Multipur- pose Room, Nyumburu Cul- tural Center. Enjoy lunch and welcome'the new 200Z-20tU board members: President: Mary Cothran Vice President: Audrey Stewart ' Secretary: Joel Is Carter Treasurer: Da reel I e Wilson Parliamentarian: Eric Mayo Senior Advisor to the Board: Ronald Zeigler Exempt Representatives: Ann Carswell, Velma Cotton and Pamela Allen Non-Exempt Representa- tives: Jacqueline Staton, Thomas Alexander and Rene Harrison Faculty Representatives: Bettye Waters and Dorith Grant- Wisdom 12:15 p.m., Keep on Walk- ing Emergency Exit, Health Center. The Wellness Walking Club resumes its lunch time walks. Walks will take approxi- mately an hour, with a cool down/stretch period at the end. For more information, call Joan Bellsey at 4-S099. 3-5 p.m., Winston Churchill Scholarship Workshop 0117 Armory. Faculty members and student advisors in the life sci- ences, physical sciences, math- ematics, computer science and engineering are asked to encourage their best seniors and beginning graduate stu- dents to attend the Churchill Scholarship workshop. The scholarship, valued between $25,000 and $27,000, is a one- year graduate opportunity for American students to attend Churchill College at the Uni- versity of Cambridge, England. The executive director will answer questions. For more information, contact Camille Stillwell at 4-1 289 or cstillwe® deans.umd.edu, or visit www. umd. edu/nso or www. the churchiil scholar ships .com. 4:30 p.m.. Auditions for faculty/staff University Repertoire Orchestra Pre- pare one solo and two con- strasting standard orchestral excerpts. Rehearsals will be held Saturdays, 1 1 a.m.-l :30 p.m. Contact Juan Carlos Pena for an appointment at 5-3423 or email@example.com. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Microsoft Excel II: More Power to Your Spreadsheets 4404 Computer & Space Science. Prerequisite: Excel I. For more information, contact Carol War- rington at 5-2938 dr cwpost® umd5.umd.edu, or visit www. oit . umd .edu/pt. Musical Giants to Perform, Teach The School of Music will offer free per- formances by interna- tional music giants over the next two weeks. Metropoli- tan Opera star Jerry Hadley opens the school's 2002- 2003 calendar with a solo recital on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall.Wideh/ regarded as America's finest living tenor and highly sought for his performances of opera and popular music, Hadley visits campus as a special guest of the school's Voice/Opera Division. Hadley will lead a masterclass for voice stu- dents the following night. Seating is limited, so early arrival is strongly recom- mended. Just a few days later, the Guameri String Quartet marks its 20 th year as ensemble-in-residence at Maryland, appearing in its first open rehearsal of the semester.Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall. These popular rehearsals now feature new cellist Peter Wiley with origi- nal members Arnold Stein- hardt, John Dalley and Metropolitan Opera star Jerry Hadley will give a free soto recital on Sept. 18. Michael Tree. The next morning, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m„ world-famous concert pianist Andre Watts completes the superstar line-up with his first master- class of the semester, teach- ing select students of the school's Piano Division. The masterclass is open to the public and takes place in the newly named Elsie and Mar- vin Dekelboum Concert Hall. Watts has been an artist-in-residence since 2000 and is one of the most popular classical artists of our time. For more informa- tion, call the Ticket Office at (301) 405-ARTS. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. September 21 8-10 p.m.,Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith RirfbmiingArts Center. See Friday, Sept. 20. edu, or www.oit.umd.edu/pt 6:30-7 p.m., Terrapin Trail Club Meeting Outdoor Recre- ation Center, Campus Recre- ation Center. For more informa- tion, call (301) 2264453 or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ttc.umd.edu. September 20 Noon, Population Center Seminar Series: How Com- puters Change Work See For Your Interest, page 4. Noon-1 p.m., WebCT Brown Bag Lunch: New Features in 3.7 4400 Computer & Space Science. OIT will demonstrate the new features of the latest version ofWebCT (3.7). Signifi- cant changes include the addi- tion of the Equation Editor and new options for the Assignment tool. Refreshments will be pro- vided. For more information, contact Sharon Roushdy at 5- 8820 or email@example.com. 8-10 p.m., Chu Shan Chi- nese Opera Institute Ina & Jack Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Daz- zling costumes, spellbinding storytelling and awe-inspiring acrobatics. Tickets for students are $5, all others, $30. For more information, contact Amy Har- bison at 5-8169 or harbison® wam.umd.edu, or visit www. September 22 1 7:30-9:30 p.m., Susana Baca Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Afro-Peruvian singer/ songwriter offers cool, sensual style and poetic delivery. Pre- perfomance discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 stu- dents; $25 all others. For more information, contact Amy Har- bison at 5-8169 or harbison® warn. umd. edu, or visit www. claricesmithcenter. umd . edu . September 23 4 p.m.. Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colo- nial Rule 3121 Symons Hall. See For Your Interest, page 4. 6-9 p.m., Microsoft Power- Point: Creating Effective Computer Presentations 4404 Computer & Space Sci- ence. For more information, contact Carol Warrington at 5- 2938 or firstname.lastname@example.org. calendar guide Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-wow 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 email@example.com. Outlook Outlook 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 Ca (heart ■ Executive Editor Monette Austin Bailey ■ Editor Cynthia Mitchel • Art Director Robert K. Gardner ■ Graduate Assistant Letters to the editor, story sugges- tions and campus information are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send materia) ro Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall, College Park. MD 20742 Telephone ■ (301) 405-4629 Fax ■ (301) 314-9344 E-mail * firstname.lastname@example.org www.cpllegepublisher.com/ou dook OUTLOOK Research: Grants Increase Continued from page 1 Chefs: Culinary Creators Smoking Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 ty Public Schools to understand what makes some teachers excep- tional. By studying highly success- ful fourth and fifth grade teachers in moderate- to high-poverty schools across the county, resear- chers seek to understand the par- ticular expertise of these teachers and use this understanding to improve learning for all students. • Under a new grant from NASA, faculty from the A.James Clark School of Engineering will lead development of technologies for the space ship of the future. Mary- land's school of engineering was chosen to establish one of seven NASA University Research, Engi- neering and Technology Institutes (URETT). According to NASA, each URETI will conduct research in areas of long-term strategic inter- est to the agency and the nation. The Maryland URETI will lead technology development for next- generation reusable launch vehi- cles that can significantly reduce the per pound cost of flying peo- ple and equipment into space. Next-generation vehicles will one day replace the space shutde (NASA's first-generation reusable launch vehicle). • The National Science Founda- tion awarded the university's Human Computer Interaction Lab- oratory a new research grant to develop an international digital library for children. The Maryland laboratory, which is a recognized leader, in. designing visual comput- er interfaces with and for children, will collaborate with the Internet Archive and the Library of Con- gress to develop a large-scale digi- tal archive of books for children between 3 and 13 years old. • Fred Khachlk, a senior research scientist with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Nutrition (a University of Mary- land & U.S. Food and Drug Admin- istration institute), received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of two dietary carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. These caro- tenoids accumulate in the human retina and other eye tissues and may prevent age-related macular degeneration. Khachik's patented method for producing rare caro- tenoids was one of the universi- ty's inventions of the year in 2000. • One major lesson from the 2000 presidential election is that voting technology and ballot design can influence election outcomes. Researchers in government and politics and computer science have won a preliminary award from the National Science Foun- dation to study human interaction with computer voting technology. Earlier this year, the same researchers evaluated touch- screen voting machines and rec- ommended technology and voter education changes on behalf of four Maryland counties that adopted touch-screen voting tech- nology for this fall's elections. in • . ' - Continued from page 1 Upward Bound country. With the continuing improvement in the competitive- ness of our students, programs and faculty, we fully expect this momentum to continue." Mote said,"These latest U.S. News rankings are no surprise when you remember that just this week the Wall Street Journal ranked the business school 16th in the world and a few weeks ago a Kaplan's survey of high school guidance counselors placed Mary- land among the top 10 'hottest' schools in the nation. We are on the move, and everybody sees it." University officials said that preliminary analysis of the U.S. News data Indicated that a rise in the academic reputation of the university, as measured by surveys of other universities, and financial resources growing faster than other universities', probably accounted for Maryland's improved ranking. Officials also were not sur- prised that Maryland scored well in the new categories of "Pro- grams That Really Work," which reflects surveys of university pres- idents and other officials about "academic programs that lead to student success." The number three ranking for learning communities, for exam- ple, reflects the university's numerous strong Living-Learning programs. More than 40 percent of Maryland undergraduate stu- dents participate in these pro- grams. "Our Living-Learning programs are a key reason for the universi- ty's success in attracting the very best students and faculty," said Robert Hampton, dean of under- graduate studies. "We have careful- ly designed programs that person- alize the academic environment of a large state university and pro- vide quality interactions with fac- ulty for our new students. And community service is a value we instill in all our students through- out their time at Maryland." Maryland ranked 12th in the category of First-Year Experiences and 24th in Service Learning. The University of Maryland cur- rently has at least 65 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked in the top 25 nationally by U.S. News. That number could increase when the magazine pub- lishes expanded rankings on its Web site later this week. U.S. News and World Report publishes its annual "Guide to Best Colleges" every fall, and its guide to graduate schools in the spring. The new college guide should be on newsstands this week. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL Orchids and thinly shaved ribbons of chocolate adorn a rich truffle cake created by Dining Services lor the Rossborough Inn. Diner, began his cooking career with the Coast Guard and was sous chef for then-Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole. Steve Raymond, Comcast's chef, opened and organized new units for food service industry giant ARAMARK. Each says that working on a college campus, however, is a whole new level of cooking and manage- ment. Chefs and managers wear pagers or cell phones and work with ear plugs to drown the din of large machines. "This is bigger and more fast paced than I could ever imagine. It staggers the mind," says Jonas. "I've been here four years. The whole catering and delivery aspect has really grown. It's more complex. The needs and demands have gotten very diverse and the expectations are high- er,, .We 're feeding 35,000 people a day! People have become so aware of the authentic stuff, we don't pre- tend. We bring people in for certain things." Sushi sold in various spots on campus, for example, is prepared bj^ trained sushi chefs. J However, Dining Services' regularly features meals from other countries. The Diner's Global Gourmet sta- tion offers Asian, Italian and Mexican dishes. Plans are in the works for a station featuring Vietnamese food with a chef demonstrating cooking techniques, "But some of this doesn't lend itself to batch cooking," says Jonas. And he means batches. More than five million meals will be served throughout the school year. Food deliver- ies to the campus can be measured in tons, just one „ item, the popular chicken tender, arrives daily in 45-§0 10-lb boxes. , ... j, Several chefs credit Wyatte Stuard, procurement and warehouse administrator for Dining Services, with mak- ing their jobs easier by having everything they need when they need it. Stuard has 1 1 years of experience at the university and has been in food service since he was 10, helping out in his Louisiana family's off-shore catering business. Even with his careful attention to orders, though, vendors may bring the wrong item or food that is too dose to its expiration date."And we send it back," says Raymond. Chefs try to prepare what is on the menu, but "you have to be adaptive. You have to change the menu based on what you get," says Tumlin. With such a large scale production, it is surprising, then, to see catering chef Thomas Schraa squeezing water out of frozen spinach by hand. He is preparing Terrapin Chicken, a roasted breast stuffed with julienne vegetables, spinach and pecorino cheese topped with a mushroom sauce. A bulletin board in his small space lets him and his staff of three know what meals they need to prepare for the day. It is a crowded board with menus ranging from hot dogs to tenderloin, *I thought that if I had my way, I'd have my own restaurant, but that's a lot of work. I like what I'm doing here" says Schraa, whose "frustrated chef" dad often checks in on his son to see what he's cooking. Another common denominator among the universi- ty's chefs is a desire to raise people's expectations of what dining halls have to offer. Russo says this starts by developing staff and cultivating specialists Ln-house. Training sessions have given several employees opportu- nities to learn new skills. A summer and January culinary camp, at Dining Services' expense, will heip give season- al workers a chance to use off-time to learn. All of this translates into a better experience for everyone, workers and patrons. "I bad a five-year plan when I got here and I'm on the last page," says Russo. "We're going to try to move away from cupcakes with sprinkles and give people some- thing different, something more epicurean." ty's sign shop is still working out how many signs will be needed and where they will be located. In addition to policy change, a major part of the efforts on this campus focus on promot- ing healthy choices and provid- ing a diverse range of resources for smokers or those interested in smoking-related issues. The University of Maryland is one of a few campuses in the nation with a health educator working strictly on tobacco-related pro- grams. The smoking cessation program offers group classes, individual education and self- help materials for those looking for help with quitting. A health educator is available to meet with individuals. Through one-on-one education, smokers can learn more about their smoking habits and the best strategies for quitting. This service is available by appoint- ment only. Another alternative is the smoking cessation class, which meets once a week for an hour over a four-week peri- od. The class is offered several times throughout the academic year and is a way to learn how to manage without cigarettes while meeting others who are trying to quit. A wide variety of pamphlets, flyers and other self- help materials are also available outside room 2102 of the Uni- versity Health Center. Another part of Maryland's tobacco cessation programs is The Tobacco Cessation Assis- tance Fund. This fund is avail- able to assist students, faculty and staff with the purchase of Free lunchtime smoking cessation classes, to be held on Wednesdays, will begin Oct. 9. Evening classes, held on Thursdays, will begin Oct. 10. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Doian at (301! 314-8123 or email@example.com ' tobacco cessation products and cessation services. Funding for this program is provided by the Prince George's County Depart- ment of Health through the "Creating a Healthy Campus Through Smoking Cessation" program. The fund allots money for products and services such as Nicorette gum, Nicoderm patches, Nlcotrol inhalers, Zyban and other non-traditional cessation aids.Any student, fac- ulty or staff member is eligible to use this fund provided cer- tain criteria and commitments are met. The goals are to invite smok- ers to learn more about their habits, make suggestions for the best quitting strategies and measures to avoid relapse, and provide information, assistance and support to anyone interest- ed In tobacco-related issues. — Kelly Dolan, coordinator of tobacco programs * - SEPTEMBER I 7, 2002 Stops for Success The University System of Mary- land Women's Forum will host its 13th Annual Conference, "Steps for Success," from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K Kopp, a former state legisla- tor; Kathryn B. Freeland, chair- woman/CEO, RGIITeehnolo- gies,lnc.;and Gloria A. Wilder- Braithwaite, director, Mobile Health Programs, Children's Health Project of Washington, D.C. USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan will bring greetings at the luncheon. Conference participants will attend workshops geared toward teaching the steps for success — from career plan- ning, negotiating and leader- ship to yoga, self-defense and achieving balance between work and home. A goods and services marketplace will be open throughout the day The cost for the conference is $60 (includes lunch), payable by check or via budget transfer. All participants must register in advance by Sept. 30. Registra- tion forms may be downloaded from www.inform.umd.edu/ usmwf/conference. For more information . contact Kellye Edwards at (301) 985-7362 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Research and Development Meetings The Counseling Center invites all interested faculty, staff and graduate students to its Research and Development Meetings during the fall semes- ter. Meetings are held Wednes- days from noon to 1 p.m. over bag lunch in 01 14 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building. The first meeting will be held Sept. 18. Saundra Murray Netdes of the Department of Human Development will dis- cuss "Zones of Narrative Safety: Youths' Psychosocial Resilience and Integrative Processes." Presenting speakers are asked to allow time for discus- sion by completing their pre- sentations by 12:30 p.m. The Body and Body The Center for Historical Stud- ies 2002-2003 series "The Body and Body Politic" will be opened by Ann Laura Stoler, professor of anthropology, history, Ameri- can culture and women's stud- ies at the University of Michi- gan, on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in 3121 SymonsHall. Stoler will present "Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colo- nial Rule." Seminar discussion will be based on pre-circulated chapters from Stolers new book, which seminar partici- pants are asked to read in advance. Copies of the chapters Remembering, but Keeping Hope for the Future PHOTO 8V CVNTMtA MITCHiL Mark Parker, a junior history and government major, searched for comments he wrote on a banner last year during the campus' Sept. 12, 2001 gathering. McKeldin Mall again served as a gathering place for those wishing to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. While butterflies and dragonfhes danced over the grass, a brief ceremony was held last Wednesday during which the names of all of the World Trade Center victims were read. The Memorial Chapel bells chimed "God Bless America" just after 10:43 a.m., which is when the North Tower fell. Then a lone bagpiper played. A sign language interpreter dressed all in white conveyed words from President Dan Mote to the crowd, as well as peace messages spoken in several lan- guages by members of the campus community. At the end of the service, chaplain Beth Platz asked those gathered to take with them a grey stone, each with "9/U" written on it m gold ink, as a symbol of endurance, are available in the Department of History, 2106 Taliaferro Hall, and can be sent by mail to par- ticipants coming from afar. Refreshments will be available at the seminar starting at 3:30. For more information, con- tact the Center for Historical Studies at 5-8739 or historycen- email@example.com. U.S.-China Relations Series Despite increased anti-terror- ism cooperation between China and the United States in the aftermath of Sept. 1 1 , 2001 , substantia] questions remain about the prospects for U.S.- China relations. The Institute for Global Chinese Affairs will hold a forum and panel discus- sion on current relations titled "U.S.-China Relations: Staying the Course?" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The panel will review the recent Atlantic Council report, "Staying the Course: Opportuni- ties and Limitations in U.S.- China Relations," a product of a Council delegation visit of for- mer military and defense policy leaders to Beijing and Taiwan. Questions to be examined include: the consequences of the PRC's economic develop- ment and reform, the implica- tions of China's military mod- ernization and the future of the Taiwan issue. Panel members include: Gen. Jack N. Merritt, U.S. Army (Ret.) chair, Atlantic Council; Bonnie Coe, director, Program on Atlantic-Pacific Interrelation- ships, Atlantic Council; John J. Tkacik, research fellow, China Policy Heritage Foundation; Presider: Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch. The forum will be held in 0105 St. Mary's Hall (Language House). A buffet lunch will be ; served. Tickets can be bought on site for $5 students, $10 fac- ulty and guests. For more information, contact Rebecca McGinnis at (301) 405- 0213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Arc View Workshop The Libraries' Introduction to ArcView 3.2 workshop pro- vides two hours of hands-on experience on the basic opera- tions of the ArcView 32 GIS (Geographic Information Sys- tems) software. The workshop is offered three times this fall: ■Wed., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, 61 01 McKeldin Library • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., 2109 McKeldin Library • Thursday, Oct. 31 , 10 a.m. to noon, 2109 McKeldin Library The workshop Ls free but advance registration at www. lib . umd . edu/Lf ES/gis . html is required. For more informa- tion, contact User Education Services at (301) 405-9070 or ue6@ uma L . u md . edu . The Lowe-Dream of Thomas Chatterton's Unrecorded Face In 1770 when he was only 17 years old, the poet Thomas Chatterton committed suicide in a London garret. He was soon lionized as a tragic hero who had been consumed by alienation, despair and rebel- lious passion, an early martyr to the cult of genius. As part of the Works-in- Progress lecture series, William L. Pressry will lead a discussion, onSept.24at 12:30 p.m., that will consider the artists who portrayed the poet rather than his work. The series enables scholars who study the early modern period to share their latest research and to benefit from an informal roundtable discussion of their current proj- ects. To facilitate discussion, participating faculty circulate working drafts one week before their colloquium. All ses- sions are held in Taliaferro Hall, room 0135, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Karen Nelson, (301) 405-6830. How Computers Change For the past six years, MIT Pro- fessor Frank Levy and his col- league, Richard J. Murnane of the Harvard School of Educa- tion, have been researching the effects of computers on the economy's occupational struc- ture and the skills demanded of the labor force. Levy will dis- cuss "How Computers Change Work" during a Population Cen- ter Seminar series brown bag event on Sept. 20 at noon, in 2309 Art-Sociology. This event is co-sponsored with the Political Economy Group of the sociolo- gy department. For more infor- mation, go to www.popcen- ter.umd.edu.