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Zooms Up 
the Rankings 

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 






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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 

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 

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. 

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 

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 

• Researchers in the university's 
College of Education are team- 
ing up with Montgomery Coun- 

See RESEARCH, page 3 

SEPTEMBER I 7 , 2002 



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, 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 or visit 
www. math . umd . edu/dept/ 

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, or 
visit www. claricesmithcenter. 

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, or 


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 

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, or 

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 visit 


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 

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®, 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 

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®, 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- 

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. 

September 21 

8-10 p.m.,Chu Shan Chinese 
Opera Institute Kay Theatre, 
Clarice Smith RirfbmiingArts 
Center. See Friday, Sept. 20. 

edu, or 

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, or 

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 

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®, 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 cwpost@umd5.umd. 

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Research: Grants Increase 

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Chefs: Culinary Creators Smoking 

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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. 

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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- 

"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 


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 

"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 

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 


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 

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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 
usmwf/conference. For more 
information . contact Kellye 
Edwards at (301) 985-7362 or 

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 


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- 

U.S.-China Relations 

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 

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-