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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume )S • Number 7 * Offolifr J <j , i i 



Tropical Forests: 

The Good, 
The Bad and 
The Data 



A University of Maryland-led 
team of researchers has dis- 
covered good and bad news 
about the world's tropical 
forests. The good news, accord- 
ing to Jead researcher Ruth 
DeFries, is that less tropical for- 
est was destroyed over the past 
two decades dian United 
Nations estimates had indicated. 
This means less carbon dioxide, 
a major greenhouse gas, entered 
the atmosphere from burning 
and decaying vegetation. 

The study's bad news is that 
the rate of tropical deforestation 
increased from the 1980s to the 
1990s rather than decreasing as 
shown by U.N. numbers. Car- 
bon dioxide (C0 2 ) emissions 
from tropical deforestation 
increased between the two 
decades as a result. The study is 
scheduled for publication this 
week in the Proceedings of die 
National Academy of Sciences. 

DeFries and co-authors 
Richard Houghton of Woods 
Hole Research Center, Christo- 
pher Field of the Carnegie Insti- 
tution of Washington, Matthew 
Hansen and John Townshend of 
Maryland and David Skole of 
Michigan State University are 
the first to provide measures of 
how much tropical deforesta- 
tion occurred during the past 

See STUDY, page 3 



New Sports Arena Ready for Duty 




PHOTO 9¥ CYMTH1A MITCH6L 



The eight-sided scoreboard is one of many state-of-the-art features of the new Comcast Center, where 
the Terps will play basketball beginning this season. 



It features three times the concession 
stands and eight times the rest- 
rooms— with more man half of the 
units for women — as Cole Field 
House. An additional one hundred and 
fifty seats are for the disabled and a Terp 
merchandise store is conveniendy located 
inside. It is the Comcast Center. 

Designed to give fans a full experi- 
ence, the center also boasts a Heritage 



Hall that features an Athletic Hall of 
Fame, parking for 6,000 and 20 suites 
each with its own restroom. Concession 
stands are positioned so that lines don't 
interfere with the flow of traffic through 
the venue and concession carte will offer 
other opportunities to buy food and 
drink. Also, Dining Services can now 

See COMCAST CENTER, page 6 



Considering the 
World's Financial 

Systems 

With the collapse of Argenti- 
na's financial system as a 
hackdrop. a forum featuring some 
- of die university's top economists 
gathered recently to discuss ques- 
tions also pondered in the nadon's 
capital by World Bank and Interna- 
tional Monetary Fund officials. 

Sponsored by the Center for 
International Economics and the 
School of Public Affairs, "Financial 
Globalization, Currency Crises, and 
the Financial System Collapse in 
Argentina: What's Next and What 
Can the Leading Global Institu- 
tions Do About it?" attempted to 
put some of the critical questions 
out for discussion and stimulate 
thinking about what may be 
learned from Argentina, once held 
up as a model for emerging coun- 
tries. 

"Questions about the nature of 
our trade laws, the WTO [World 
Trade Organization J, short- and 
long-term capital flows, the bene- 
fits of global financial markets, the 
role of the international financial 
institutions in promoting growth 
and fighting poverty fuel heated 
and very divergent views," said 
Edward Montgomery, senior associ- 
ate dean of the College of Behav- 
ioral and Social Sciences, during an 
introduction. 

Guillermo Calvo, on leave from 
the university to serve as chief 
economist of the Inter American 
Development Bank; Enrique Men- 
doza, with the Department of Eco- 

See ARGENTINA, page 7 



Education, Hard 
Work, Courage 

Treasurer Encourages Students 

U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin spoke on Tuesday, 
Oct. 8 in the Art -Sociology building as part of the 
Latino Student Union (LSU)'s activities honoring 
the theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month; 
"Strength in Unity, Faith and Diversity." 

Marin, who has served since August 2001 and is 
the first foreign-born treasurer, spoke about emi- 
grating as a teen from Mexico knowing no English 
and working to get an education. She reflected on 
the challenges of caring for her son with Down 
syndrome and voiced her concerns and hopes for 
the Latino community's future in the United States. 

Hispanic Heritage month grew from a joint con- 
gressional resolution in 1968 authorizing the pres- 
ident to annually declare the week including Sept. 
15 and 16 "National Hispanic Heritage Week," In 
1988, Congress authorized expanding the obser- 
vance to a 31 -day period beginning Sept. 15 and 
labeling it "Hispanic Heritage Month." 

Tuesday's event was co-sponsored by the SEE 
Review Board, OMSE and the Office of Academic 
Affairs in addition to the Department of Spanish 

See MARIN, page 4 



New Class of Lilly Fellows 
Focuses on Student Interaction 



The research interests of the 
2002-03 class of LMy-CTE 
Teaching Fellows reflect the 
university's academic diversi- 
ty. As fellows, 10 full-time 
tenured and tenure-track facul- 
ty members receive a $3,000 
award to be applied toward 
their professional develop- 
ment needs. Typically, these 
fellows choose a project to 
work on as a group. The pro- 
gram is sponsored by the Cen- 
ter for Teaching Excellence 
under the guidance of Assis- 
tant Director Sue Gdovin. 

A project of the Office of 
the Associate Provost and 
Dean for Undergraduate Stud- 
ies, the center hosts a variety 
of workshops and conversa- 
tions that relate to teaching 
and learning issues across 
departments. It also facilitates 
a number of professional 
development programs, a list- 



serv and offers a library of 
resources. 

Summaries of fellows' work 
and fellowship pursuits are 
below. 

Linda Aldoory 

Department of 
Commu nication 

Aldoory is an assistant pro- 
fessor and teaches communi- 
cation, public relations and 
research methods courses. She 
has created and taught cours- 
es in media criticism and on 
women and media for the 
department. She focuses her 
teaching and pedagogical 
research on two Issues: 1) 
service learning and the con- 
nection between the class- 
room and community service, 
and 2) diversity both in curric- 
ula and in the classroom. 

See LILLY FELLOWS, page 5 



Technical Training, 
Development 
Critical to Success 

Competition in the business world is 
global and information-based. As a 
result, knowledge of computer tech- 
nologies is critical for anyone wishing to suc- 
ceed in the workplace. Few jobs at the Univer- 
sity do not require at least some degree of 
technical proficiency; and, for many, technolo- 
gy has changed the scope and complexity of 
the job. 

With the personnel review and perform- 
ance (PRD) mid-term evaluations coming up, 
both employees and supervisors need to meas- 
ure skills and knowledge quickly and easily. In 
order for a department to have a successful 
training and development program, the follow- 
ing points must be kept in mind: 

a) Identify the needs of the department and 
then identify the training needs of the employ- 
ees to meet those needs. 

b) Carefully select your employees for train- 
ing. 

c) Have clear and realistic training goals. 

See TECHNOLOGIES, page 7 



OCTOBER 15, 2002 



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YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: OCTOBER 15-21 



October 15 

12:30-1:45 p.m., Works-in- 
Progress Presentation: 
Hamlet and Me 01 35 Taliafer- 
ro HaU.With Marshall Gross- 
man of the English depart- 
ment. For more information, 
contact Karen Nelson at (301) 
405-6830 or knl5@umail.umd 
cdu, or visit the Center for 
Renaissance and Baroque Stud- 
ies Web site at http://inform. 
umd . edu/c rbs/prograrns. 

2-3:30 p.m.. Center for 
Teaching Excellence: TA 
Development Grants Work- 
shop See For Your Interest, 
page 8. 



WEDNESDAY 



October 16 

11:30 a.m. -6 p.m., Farmer's 
Market Courtyard Patio, Ross- 
borough Inn. Drop by for some 
fall favorites! For more infor- 
mation, call 4-8013- 

12-1 p.m.. Weight Manage- 
ment Series Center for 
Health & Wellbeing, Campus 
Recreation Center. This series 
offers a non-diet approach to 
managing your weight for a 
lifetime. Learn how to address 
the circumstances that cause 
you to overeat and under exer- 
cise and create strategies that 
change these habits forever. 
There is a $20 charge for this 
4-session class. For more infor- 
mation, contact Jennifer Treger 
at 4-1492 or treger® health. 
umd.edu. 

4:15-6 p.m.. Stimulating 
High Achievement Among 
Minority Learners 1315 Ben- 
jamin Building (College of Edu- 
cation). The Maryland Institue 
for Minority Achievement and 
Urban Education (MTMAUE) 
will host a colloquium/Focus 
on School Reform; Improving 
Academic Achievement 
Among Poor and Minority Stu- 
dents." Director of Academic 
Reform Jacqueline Brown of 
Howard County Public Schools 
will be among the panelists. 
For more information, contact 
Martin L.Johnson at mjl3@ 
umail.umd.edu or visit www. 
education.umd.edu/MIMAUE. 

4:30 p.m.. Journeys in 
Healthcare Workshop 
Series: Pharmacy 1112 
Southwing Hornbake Library. 



Sushi at the Rossborough Inn 

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., sushi 
chef Michael Kang will demonstrate techniques for 
making sushi, as well as prepare your lunch to order 
and prepare sushi trays to take home. The event will take place 
in the Tap Room. Reservations are recommended. For more 
information or to make reservations, contact Pamela Whitlow at 
4-8013 or pwhitlow@dinrng.umd.edu. 



Robert S. Beardsley of the 
School of Pharmacy will be 
speaking. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-2793 or e-mail pre- 
prof® de ans . umd . edu . 

5-7 p.m., Identity and Imag- 
ined Communities in Lan- 
guage Learning: A Research 
Trajectory See For Your Inter- 
est, page 8. 



THURSDAY 



October 17 

4:30-7:30 p.m., HTML III: 
Manage Web Design with 
Stylesheets 4404 Computer 

6 Space Science. This class 
introduces Style Sheets and 
Image Mapping as useful and 
attractive interfaces for the 
user. It also touches on java- 
scripting. Prerequisite: HTML 
II. For more information, con- 
tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 
or cwpost@umd5.umd.edu, or 
visit www,oit.umd.edu/pt. 

7 p.m.. Author Lecture 

Dorchester House. The 
Jimenez-Porter Series at the 
Writers' House presents a free 
lecture by Margot Livesey enti- 
tled "Writing Character" 
Livesey is the award-winning 
author of the story collection 
"Learning by Heart," and the 
novels "Homework," "Crimi- 
nals; and "The Missing World." 
"Eva Moves the Furniture," her 
newest novel, has received crit- 
ical accolades nationwide. For 
more information, contact 
Jonnna Schmidt at 5-0675. 



October 18 

RSVP for the Rossborough 
Inn Afternoon Tea by today 
Enjoy afternoon tea and freshly 
baked scones at the historic 
Rossborough Inn on Tuesday, 
Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the 
Tap Room and Parlor.Tour the 
Inn and enjoy a relaxing after- 
noon. Admission is $7 per per- 
son. To RSVP and for more 
information , call 4-80 1 3 . 



8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS Access 4404 Com- 
puter Si Space Science. Partici- 
pants will learn how to: nor- 
malize sample tables by identi- 
fying design problems; estab- 
lish relationships between 
tables by analyzing table rela- 
tionships and enforcing refer- 
ential integrity; customize table 
designs by setting field proper- 
ties to maintain data integrity 
and creating indexes; design 
select queries by using multi- 
ple tables to calculate, group, 
average and concatenate val- 
ues and to show top values; 
customize form designs by cre- 
ating calculated fields, combo 
boxes, and unbound controls; 
customize report designs by 
grouping, sorting and summa- 
rizing data, and by adding sub- 
reports. The class fee is $90. 
For more information, contact 
Jane S.WieboIdt at 5-0443 or 
oit-training@umail.umd.edu, or 
register at www.oit.umd.edu/sc. 

12-1:30 p.m.. Spear Lanca- 
ster: Libertarian Candidate 
for Governor of Maryland 
0200 Skinner. Lancaster will 
speak at a Recovering Democ- 
racy Forum. The Department 
of Communication's. Center for 
Political Communication and 
Civic Leadership conducts its 
Recovering Democracy Forum 
program to bring citizens 
together with candidates seek- 
ing public office. For more 
information, contact Shawn J. 
Parry-Giles at 5-6527 or 
spl72@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www. center, comm . umd . edu . 

8-10 p.m., Teatro Hugo & 
Ines: Short Stories Kogod 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Hugo and Ines 
create a riot of characters com- 
posed of knees, feet, hands 
and elbows and a handful of 
props that mirror moments in 
dally life. Beloved the world 
over, Teatro Hugo and Ines 
offers a performance of magic 
and wonder that will delight 
audiences of all ages. Tickets 
are $5 students, $15 all others. 



For more information, contact 
Amy Harbison at 5-8169 or 
harbison@wam.umd.edu, or 
visit www.claricesmlthcenter. 
umd.edu. 

8-10 p.m.. You Can't Take 
ft with You Ina & Jack Kay 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. In this classic 
American comedy, Grandpa 
reigns over a delightful mad- 
house filled by bis children 
and grandchildren and their 
spouses. All are artists, writers 
and inventors, and none of 
them has let a lack of talent 
interfere with having a good 
time. Tickets are $5 students, 
$20 all others. For more infor- 
mation, contact Amy Harbison 
at 5-8169 or harbison@wam. 
umd.edu, or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd . edu . 



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October 19 

noon- 10 p.m., Oktoberfest 

Reckford Armory. The German- 
ic Department and the City of 
College Park present "Oktober- 
fest" with Polka, food, refresh- 
ments, vendors and Kidz 
Korner. For more information, 
visit www.inform.umd.edu/ 
oktoberfest. 

8 p.m., Teatro Hugo & Ines: 
Short Stories Kogod Theatre, 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. See Friday, Oct. 18. 

8 p.m.. You Can't Take ft 
with You Ina &Jack Kay The- 
atre, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. See Friday, Oct. 18. 



October 20 

3 p.m., Teatro Hugo & Ines: 
Short Stories Kogod Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. See Friday, Oct. 18. 

7:30 p.m.. You Can't Take ft 
with You Ina & Jack Kay The- 
atre, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. See Friday, Oct. 18, 



October 21 

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate MS Excel 4404 Computer 
& Space Science. This course 
covers creating charts to ana- 
lyze data, as well as enhancing 
worksheets and charts using 
drawing tools to add graphic 
objects and modify charts to 
be used in presentations. 
Prerequisite: Introduction to 
MS Excel or similar experi- 
ence. The class fee is $90. For 
more information and to regis- 
ter for the class, visit www.oit. 
umd. edu/sc, or contact Jane 
S.WieboIdt at 5-0443 or 
oit-training@umaiI.umd.edu. 



4 p.m.. Seven Parts a Man: 
Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Be- 
haviorism 3121 Symons Hall. 
See For Your Interest, page 8. 

6-9 p.m.. Adobe Illustrator: 
Vector-Based Graphics 3332 

Computer & Space Science. 
This class will explain a vector 
software vs. a bitmapped one. 
Participants will learn the tool 
palette and how to use the 
tools using both existing 
images and objects and those 
they create. Prerequisite: a 
WAM account. For more infor- 
mation, contact Carol War- 
rington at 5-2938 or cwpost® 
umd5.umd.edu, or visit 
www.oit.umd.edu/pt. 

7:30-9:30 p.m.. Film and 
Presentation: Journey To- 
ward a Hate-Free Millenium 

Ritchie Colliseum. A documen- 
tary film and presentation 
about the struggle to combat 
hate and violence in America 
presented by filmmaker Brent 
Scarpo. After the film and pres- 
entation, there will be a forum 
for discussion of these issues 
and their impact on the Mary- 
land campus. Program spon- 
sors include the Panhellenic 
Association, the Interfraternity 
Council, the Graduate Lambda 
Coalition and the University of 
Maryland Pride Alliance. For 
more information, contact 
Suzanne McLaughlin at (301) 
779-3828 or sraclaugh@wam. 
umd.edu. 



or additional event list- 
ings, visit www.college 
publisher.com/outlook. 



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 outtook@accmail.umd.edu. 



Outlook 



Oilthxik 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 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitch el • Art Director 

Robert K. Gardner ' Graduate 
Assist.irtt 

Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
tions and campus information arc 
welcome. Please submit all material 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Chilhak, 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone * (301) 405-4629 
Fax '(301) 314-9344 
E-mail • outlook@aecrnail.umd.edu 
www.collegcpu blishct.com/oudook 



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OUTLOOK 



Divide and Serve 

Benefits Office Reorganizes for 
Better Accountability 



Anew geographic 
service model 
should make a 
positive difference 
in how university employ- 
ees' benefits concerns are 
handled, according to the 
Personnel Services Depart- 
ment. 

By reorganizing the cam- 
pus into three large divi- 
sions, the Employee Benefits 
Office hopes to give the 
campus community better 
service and provide greater 
accountability. Three coun- 
selors, Jeff Ash, Stacy Sims 
and LidiaVogler, are each 
responsible for eight col- 
leges and/or units averaging 
3, 100 employees. Previously, 
employees' concerns were 
handled by whomever 
answered the phone. 

"We're very excited about 
it," says Dick Bosstick, assis- 
tant director for benefits, 
Personnel Services. "We're 
better able to manage the 
workflow and the depart- 
ments are very excited, I 
think because we're doing 
what they asked us to do," 

Two years ago, the univer- 
sity contracted with the 
consulting firm Watson 
Wyatt Worldwide to perform 
an employee survey of 
health benefits programs 
and services. One of the 
areas people wanted 
improved was service; being 
able to talk to one person, 
the same person, about their 
benefits and health pro- 
grams concerns. Bosstick's 
staff met with payroll and 
human resources managers 
in each department to work 



out how to coordinate their 
work with the three benefits 
counselors. 

"This will also allow me 
to get out from under some 
of the day to day calls to do 
more communication," says 
Bosstick. Another of the 
needs highlighted by the 
survey was "improved avail- 
ability and dissemination of 
more effective and focused 
communication." 

Bosstick says he will be 
able to take on more teach- 
ing opportunities, such as an 
Oct. 28 pre-retirement semi- 
nar for those in the state 
pension and retirement pro- 
gram. The state previously 
sent a representative to 
cover this topic. A separate 
seminar will be held for 
those in optional retirement 
programs. 

The reorganization gives 
benefits personnel a chance 
to be more proactive in gen- 
eral. Because of their heavy 
workloads, they often just 
had enough time to handle 
individual issues, as opposed 
to working on ways to 
streamline overall opera- 
tions. 

Benefits counselors will 
function much like account 
representatives in that they'll 
make site visits and perform 
training and retirement coun- 
seling. Additional staff were 
hired to handle routine 
administrative work, so that 
counselors could focus on 
service. Bosstick acknowl- 
edges that some may still 
think more people should be 
hired, but he's pleased with 
how far the office has come. 



Here are the areas for which 
each Benefits Service 


Counselor is responsible: 


Jeff Ash 


• College of Health and 


* College of Agriculture 


Human Performance 


and Natural Resources 


• President' Jffice 


• College of Arts and 


■ Office of Research and 


Humanities 


Graduate Studies 


■ Robert H. Smith School 


• SVPAAP 

* Office of 


of Business 


• College of Information 


Undergraduate Studies 


Services 




■ College of Life 


Lidta Vogler 


Sciences 


■ College of Behavioral 


■ Office of Information 


and Social Sciences 


Technology 


* College of Education 


• Universities at Shady 


• James A. Clark School 


Grove College Park cam- 


of Engineering 


pus 


* Philip Merrill College 




of Journalism 


Stacy Sims 


■ Office of Continuing 


* Division of 


and Extended Education 


Administrative Affairs 


• School of Public Affairs 


• School of Architecture 


* Division of Student 


• College of Computer, 


Affairs 


Mathematical and 


♦ Division of University 


Physical Sciences 


Relations 







Transportation Survey Results Available 



PARKIN! 
AND 

TRANSPORTATION 
SURVEY REPORT 



The Department of Environmental 
Safety (DES) has placed the results of 
the Parking and Transportation Survey 
conducted in May 2001 on the DES Web site: 
www.umd.edu/des/ general/ greening/ 
survey.pdf The report tabulates the results of 
the 3,300 survey forms returned ftom faculty, 
staff and paid student employees of the univer- 
sity to 35 questions developed to assess moti- 
vations to utilize a variety of transportation 
modes to the campus. 

Additionally, incentives to motivate transit 
behavior changes were also explored. Typical 
incentives include workweek compression, 
telecommuting, subsidized mass transit fares 
and the development of vanpools, shuttles, etc. 
Survey responses indicated that 83 percent of 
staff and faculty commuted to campus via sin- 
gle occupancy vehicles (SOV). Nearly 70 per- 
cent of the survey respondents reported being 
on campus for five days per week. 

The report was tabulated and written by Wilbur Smith Associates, transportation con- 
sultants. The report has been provided to the new Department of Transportation Services 
for their use in developing programs. Questions about the report should be addressed to 
Leon Igras, (301) 405-3099. 



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New Community Opens its Doors 



"It is not possible to be an 
educated person without having 
international experience," said 
President Dan Mote during a 
recent inauguration of the new 
Global Communities Program. 
"Global Communities gives you 
this international experience." 

Located in Dorchester Hall, 
Global Communities is a new 
living-learning experience, 
where students from more than 
30 countries and the United 
States, representing a variety of 
cultural backgrounds, come 



together to form an international 
community. 

US News & World Report 
recently ranked the University of 
Maryland tiiird in the country for 
living-learning programs. Global 
Communities is the first living- 
learning program of its kind in 
the nation. Students in the pro- 
gram share a common desire to 
huild bridges of cooperation and 
understanding between cultures. 
Robert Hampton, dean of Under- 
graduate Studies, who also spoke 
at the event, said, "We have to be 



multilateral in a world where 
some people are trying to be 
very unilateral — something that 
you can experience here first- 
hand and take it out to the 
world." 

Global Communities Director 
Kirsten la (.'our Dabelko closed 
by welcoming the first Global 
Communities class. "This is your 
living-learning program; you will 
be partners in shaping it. You 
will be the ambassadors who 
show our campus the power of 
international knowledge.™ 



Study: Trying to Balance Carbon Budget 

Continued from page t 



20 years based on remotely 
sensed data covering all the 
world's tropical forests. The 
team, whose research was sup- 
ported by NASA, accomplished 
their analysis by evaluating 
weather satellite data using com- 
puter models they developed for 
the study. 

The researchers estimate that 
C0 2 emissions from tropical 
deforestation were actually less 
than half of previous estimates 
based on deforestation reports 
from the U.N. Food and Agricul- 
ture Organization. However, 
De Fries and her colleagues 
found that C0 2 emissions from 
tropical deforestation increased 
about 30 percent from the 1980s 
to the 1990s, most notably in 
Southeast Asia where forest loss 
increased by 68 percent. 

"These findings give us impor- 
tant information for determining 
the amount of greenhouse gases 
emitted to the atmosphere from 
the destruction of forests and 
the amount that is taken up by 
re-growing 1 rests in tropical 
areas," said DeFries,an associate 
professor in the Department of 
Geography and the university's 
Earth System Science Interdisci- 
plinary Center. 



"It is gratifying to find that 
more forest remains than we had 
once thought," DeFries said. "But 
tropical forest continues to dis- 
appear at an alarming rate with 
enormous implications, not only 
for greenhouse gas emissions, 
but for diversity of plant and ani- 
mal species found there." 

The new findings are impor- 
tant because scientists have not 
been able to "balance" the car- 
bon budget. There is less carbon 
dioxide stored in the atmosphere 
than emitted from fossil fuel 
burning or tropical deforestation 
or absorbed by the ocean. Scien- 
tists have been working to unrav- 
el whether this "missing" carbon 
is being absorbed by re-growing 
forests in the northern hemi- 
sphere, by increased plant activi- 
ty, or by some other mecha- 
nisms. Based on die DeFries 
study, less carbon enters the 
atmosphere from tropical defor- 
estation than previously estimat- 
ed, so that "missing" carbon 
needs to be accounted for. 

DeFries and her co-authors are 
not the first to suggest that U.N. 
estimates have overestimated the 
amount of deforestation. In Aug- 
ust, researchers from the Euro- 
pean Joint Research Center in 



Ispra, Italy issued similar findings 
for the 1990s. This group's work 
was based on high-resolution 
satellite data from selected "hot 
spots" of tropical deforestation. 

"Our study used data from the 
National Oceanic and Atmos- 
pheric Administration weather 
satellite," DeFries said. "This satel- 
lite has low resolution, but it is 
the only one that can give 20 
years of data and broad coverage 
of tropical areas." 

She said the two different 
approaches were akin to looking 
for a dropped contact lens either 
by standing up and scanning the 
whole floor with blurred vision 
or getting down on hands and 
knees where one could see bet- 
ter but could only look at small 
selected portions of the floor, 

"Both studies show that the 
way to more useful estimates of 
forest cover lies with the use of 
remotely sensed satellite data, 
rather dun by combining esti- 
mates provided by individual 
countries," DeFries said. "Remote 
sensing offers a globally repeat- 
able and verifiable methodology, 
without the problems of bias 
inherent when estimates are pro- 
vided by various agencies or 
institutions within each country." 



OCTOBER If, 2 O 2 



Smith School of Business Takes 
MBA Program to China 






T 



he University of Maryland's Robert H. 
Smith School of Business plans to 
introduce an executive MBA (EMBA) 
program in China in January. The 
Smith School recently entered into an agree- 
ment with China's University of International 
Business and Economics (UIBE) to deliver the 
EMBA program in Beijing. The EMBA will be 
delivered under a new entity called the "SUMO- 
US School of International Management (SIM)," 
and will take place over 17 months. China's 
Ministry of Education and the Degree Granting 
Committee of the State Council rccenUy 
approved the alliance between the two 
schools. 

"As one of just a handful of U.S. business 
schools authorized to deliver an executive MBA 
program in China, we are both excited and hon- 
ored to make this announcement," said Scott 
Koerwer, associate dean and director of execu- 
tive education at the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business. "By bringing together the Smith 
School's world-renowned business management 
program with the strengths of UTBE, we will 
help China meet its growing demand for profes- 
sionally trained executives with a global per- 
spective," said Koerwer who traveled to China in 
late September to announce the alliance. 

Twelve Smith School faculty members will 
travel to China over the 17-month period to par- 
ticipate in the EMBA program. Smith faculty will 
teach the majority of the courses, with the 
remainder taught by UIBE faculty. The degree 
awarded will be an EMBA from the University of 
Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. 



UIBE will award a certificate of completion. 

"This initiative is part of the Smith School's 
strategy to build innovative global alliances 
designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of 
the world's business education marketplace," 
said Howard Frank, dean of the Smith School. 
"We look forward to working with our distin- 
guished colleagues at UIBE, as well as with 
members of the Beijing business community, to 
help China's entrepreneurs and other future 
business leaders succeed in a global, network- 
driven economy" 

Like the Smith School's domestic EMBA, 
which also begins in January 2003, the China 
program consists of three integrated modules: 
foundation, project and mastery.The program 
begins with the Smith School's strong MBA core 
as the foundation, and integrates four critical 
mastery skills courses throughout the curricu- 
lum.The mastery skills courses focus on the 
areas of technology, communications, ethics and 
corporate citizenship and leadership and cre- 
ativity.The program also incorporates an action- 
learning engagement project for the company 
sponsoring the participating executive. This por- 
tion of the program, taught by UIBE faculty, 
enables the sponsoring company to tie the par- 
tici pant's learning to specific company needs, 
and to benefit directly from the work the partic- 
ipant does during die program. 

AnU Gupta, Ralph J.Tyser Professor of Strategy 
and Organization at the Smith School of Busi- 
ness, and John Hobbs, EMBA program provost at 
UD3E, have been appointed co-academic direc- 
tors of the EMBA program in China. 



Marin: Diversity as a Mosaic, Not Melting Pot 

Continued from page t 



and Portuguese, Department of 
Government and Politics and the 
Department of Student Affairs. 

"As proud as I am to be His- 
panic, I am so profoundly grate- 
ful to be an American," said 
Marin, introducing a major 
theme of her speech. "But when 
my parents brought me to this 
great country — I didn't want to 
come "she said, explaining that 
she was 14 and didn't want to 
miss her coming of age party. 

Marin went on to describe the 
difficulty she had as a non-native 
English speaker in her California 
high school. She told the story of 
how the 27 score she got on an 
IQ test (100 is considered aver- 
age) inspired her to redouble her 
efforts to master English. Three 
years later she graduated near 
the top of her class. 

Citing the absence of informa- 
tion about scholarships and her 
family's financial needs, Marin 
said she went to work directly 
after high school, starting as an 
assistant to a receptionist at a 
bank. She said she later began 
taking night classes, eventually 
graduating from California State 
University in Los Angeles with a 
business degree. Emphasizing 
her belief in the value of an edu- 
cation, Marin said she was as 
proud of her "little diploma" as if 
it had come from the most pres- 
tigious university. 

Marin said she was working 
hard at the bank, getting regular 
promotions and earning her mas- 
ter's degree when her life 
changed dramatically. 



"I was expecting my beautiful 
first child, but God had different 
plans for me," she said."He gave 
me this great, wonderful child 
with Down syndrome." 

Marin spoke about her disap- 
pointment and having to sell her 
house to pay the medical costs 
of caring for her son, Eric. She 
credited her faith and her educa- 
tion with helping her cope and 
leading her down the path to 
where she is today. 

She said her experience with 
her son led her to public advoca- 
cy work on behalf of the dis- 
abled, work that ultimately led 
her to the United Nations where 
she received the Rose Fitzgerald 
Kennedy Prize in 1995. 

Marin entered politics in 1994 
in her predominandy Latino 
hometown of Huntington Park, 
Calif., serving two terms on the 
city council and as mayor. She 
also held several posts within 
then-Gov. Pete Wilson's adminis- 
tration. In June 2001 President 
Bush nominated her to become 
the 41st treasurer and the high- 
est-ranking Latin a in the federal 
government. 

As treasurer she has oversight 
responsibility of the U.S. Mint, 
the Bureau of Engraving and 
Printing and the Savings Bond 
Marketing Office widiin the 
Bureau of Public Debt. She 
reports indirectly to Secretary of 
the Treasury Paul O'Neill, 

Marin said she was grateful to 
Bush for her appointment, 
adding that he has appointed 
more Latinos, women and 



minorities to government posi- 
tions in Ills administration than 
any other president. 

"But I could not have been 
treasurer or have helped my son 
without my diploma " she added. 

Addressing the Latino students 
in the audience, Marin said dieir 
presence was confirmation of 
the potential of the Hispanic 
community. Saying the high 
school dropout rate for Hispan- 
ics was about 40 percent, she 
called on them on them to help 
their fellow students reach their 
potential. 

Marin ended her speech by 
calling on Hispanics to honor 
their tradition of hard work and 
courage in dealing with the chal- 
lenges facing them as a fast 
growing minority group in the 
country. She also called on all 
Americans to appreciate the 
country's cultural diversity, sug- 
gesting a mosaic, with each 
piece retaining its individuality 
while helping make up the 
whole, as a replacement for the 
traditional melting pot paradigm. 

After a brief question and 
answer period, LSU President 
Rlkali Grijalva and Treasurer Rosa 
Fuentes presented Marin with a 
Movado clock on glass with the 
inscription "Rosario Marin. Thank 
You. From the Latino Student 
Union at the University of Mary- 
land. October 8, 2002." Marin 
thanked the pair and smiling, said 
she looked forward to the time 
when she could address them as 
Madame President and Madame 
Treasurer of the United States. 



A Man and His Dream 

Exhibit Showcases Byrd's Commitment 



It is an understatement to 
say that the University of 
Maryland was Harry Clifton 
Byrd's life. From buildings to 
athletics to pou'tics/Curley" 
Byrd's touch can be felt in 
several ways on this campus 
and others. 

As a salute to the man con- 
sidered by many to be the 
builder of the university, Uni- 
versity Archivist Anne Turkos 
created "From Vision to Reali- 
ty:The Life and Career of 
Harry Clifton Byrd," an exhib 
it in the Maryland Room 
Gallery at Hornbake Library. 
In a series of cases, she cap- 
tures Byrd's life in themes; as 
a child and family man, as a 
civil engineering student and 
athlete, as a football coach 
and university president, as a 



the legislature." 

She pulled the exhibit 
together from several collec- 
tions; his son Sterling's, from 
Intercollegiate Athletics, 
Adele Stamp's coUection, 
general university archives 
and other sources. Turkos 
found it interesting to trace 
Byrd's life and, in turn, a 
noteworthy part of the uni- 
versity's history. Significant 
changes occurred under his 
watch, such as the creation 
of the American Studies 
department in 1945 and the 
integration in spring 1951 of 
black students, despite what 
many feel were Byrd's segre- 
gationist views. 

"I think there is a lot of in- 
depth research that needs to 
be done before his actual 




builder of buildings. In all, 
Byrd spent nearly 50 years in 
and around Maryland The 
exhibit also looks at his post- 
Maryland life as a politician 
and community leader. 

"He is responsible for 
more than 60 buildings," says 
Turkos, adding that he built 
Princess Anne Academy, 
which is the Eastern Shore 
campus, and the Baltimore 
campus. "On this campus, 
he's responsible for 18 
dorms and 23 major build- 
ings " which include the 
Memorial Chapel, Main 
Administration, Cole Field 
House, the wind tunnel, the 
Glen L. Martin math and 
engineering complex and, of 
course, what is now called 
Byrd Stadium. 

When asked how he was 
able to raise so much capital 
for his pet project.Turkos 
says, "He was always up at 
Annapolis, talking to legisla- 
tors. He was extremely per- 
suasive. One time, tiiough, he 
was thrown off the floor of 



COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES 



position on the introduction 
of African Americans to the 
campus can be clarified," says 
TAirkos. 

Byrd can be linked to 
many forward-thinking ideas, 
such as the formation of the 
Adantic Coast Conference 
and University College, 
Though he could be difficult, 
he loved the university. When 
he had to resign, Turkos says, 
it was hard. "I don't diink he 
really let go." 

She says people either 
loved or couldn't stand Byrd. 
An obituary written in the 
Baltimore Sun, a publication 
known not to like the man, 
captured both feelings. "...he 
didn't mind breaking an egg 
or two for the glittering 
omelet he had in mind 
and. . .how to strike die shells 
at their softest point." 

The exhibit will run through 
Dec. 20. Contact Anne 
Turkos for more informa- 
tion at (301) 405-9060 or 
atl 7@umail. tttnd. edu. 



OUTLOOK 



Lilly Fellows: Want to Better Engage Students in Learning 

Continued from page 1 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Jim Green berg (left), director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, with CTE-Ltlly Fellows (I to r) Jeff Jensen, Sue Gdovin (CTE associate director). 
Donna Howard, Evan Golub, Linda Aldoory, Ahmet Aydilek, Judith Hallett and Ray Strickltn. Missing from the group photo are Martin Heisler, Ruth 
Fassinger and Lois Vietri {see page 7). 



Ahmet Aydilek 
Department of Civil and Envi- 
ronmental Engineering 

Aydilek believes that inter- 
ventions of teachers at the right 
stages of students' academic 
careers can make a significant 
impact. Aydilek also believes 
that the Lilly-CTE fellowship 
will help him reach his teach- 
ing goals by allowing him to 
discuss teaching techniques 
and strategies with other col- 
leagues who have similar inter- 
ests. Aydilek is interested in 
encouraging more undergradu- 
ate students into laboratory 
research as well as encouraging 
an interactive component in his 
courses. An interactive environ- 
ment will not only encourage 
active learning but will also 
help build a positive environ- 
ment for students in which 
they can voice their questions 
and concerns. 

Ruth Fassiiiger 

Department of Counseling and 

Personnel Services 

Fassinger is a faculty member 
in the Counseling Psychology 
Program of the College of Edu- 
cation and an affiliate faculty 
member in Women's Studies. 
Her scholarly and teaching 
interests are in the areas of 
diversity, advocacy, social Justice 
and human services. She is par- 
ticularly interested in experien- 
tial and field-based learning for 
students, die development of 
students' interpersonal compe- 
tencies in a pluralistic society, 
and the effective strategies for 



faculty integration of scholar- 
sliip and teaching. She plans to 
spend her Lilly-CTE Teaching 
Fellowship year on the develop- 
ment and implementation of a 
new undergraduate citation and 
learning community for her 
department. 

Evan Golub 

Department of Computer 
Science 

As a member of the comput- 
er science department, Golub 
has had the opportunity to 
interact with skilled, intelligent 
and interesting students. He 
finds it rewarding to discuss 
current trends in technology 
with them, as well as to share 
with them his research. When a 
student comes by and asks if 
he's up to anything interesting, 
Golub grabs the opportunity to 
have a quick discussion about 
something he is looking at that 
he thinks they might find inter- 
esting or new. This type of 
interaction is an important part 
of showing students by exam- 
ple that exploring ideas can be 
fun. 

Judith Hallett 
Department of Classics 

Hallett, professor and chair of 
the department, specializes in 
the teaching of Latin language 
and literature from the elemen- 
tary to the advanced level, and 
in placing both Latin language 
and literature in the larger cul- 
tural contexts of ancient Rome 
and the classical tradition. A Dis- 
tinguished Scholar-Teacher, she 






teaches her department's 
course on Latin pedagogy and is 
particularly interested in collab- 
orative learning. 

Martin Heisler 

Department of Government 
and Politics 

In the last few years Heisler 
has used an active learning 
approach to harness students' 
interests in their own identity, 
roots, group loyalties and value 
orientations to thinking in theo- 
retical terms about more gener- 
al concerns regarding pluralist 
societies, diverse political orien- 
tations and the importance of 
balance between personal and 
social perspectives. Students 
build on their readings and class 
discussions to produce a variety 
of papers on a topic within the 
framework of the course on 
which they work during the 
entire semester. The final prod- 
uct is a serious paper, reflecting 
the depth permitted by such 
cumulative work; and each 
paper is brought together in the 
class, permitting students to 
gain insights into each other's 
research and thought. The aim 
is not to encourage students to 
change their views but, rather, 
to explore them in systematic 
fashion. 

Heisler has only had opportu- 
nities to try this interactive 
method in relative small (15-25 
students) classes or undergradu- 
ate seminars. His goal in the 
Lilly-CTE Fellowship year is to 
think about ways this approach 
might be extended to larger, but 



still medium-size 00-75 stu- 
dents) classes. More generally, 
he will explore the possibilities 
(and difficulties) of engaging 
students' personal interests 
regarding issues with public 
import — social class, nutrition, 
health care and education, as 
well as ethnicity, race, religion 
and migration as points of 
departure. 

Donna Howard 
Departtnent of Public and 
Community Health 

Howard endeavors to make 
the classroom environment one 
that supports critical analysis, 
as well as sensitivity to the 
complex interplay of forces 
that affect health and well 
being. The work of visionary 
thinkers such as Paolo Freire, 
particularly his notion of criti- 
cal consciousness, has had a 
strong influence on her 
research and teaching. She 
urges students to think beyond 
individualistic explanations for 
illness and disease and examine 
broad social and cultural influ- 
ences, which shape and often 
constrain personal health 
behavior. Howard's goals are to 
find strategies in the classroom 
that spark students to see the 
connection between personal 
behavior and social context; 
that is, the interlocking social 
spheres that integrate and give 
meaning to their experiences. 
If done effectively, students 
become active participants in 

See FEULOWS, page 7 




Notable 



Brian VUiersema. of the 
Department of Criminology 
and Criminal Justice and the 
Maryland Population Research 
Center, was awarded a $ 1 3 
million grant from the Cen- 
ters for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) to estab- 
lish a comprehensive state- 
wide violent death reporting 
system located within the 
Maryland Department of 
Health and Mental Hygiene. 
The project, with an initial 
five years of funding, links 
violence-related data from 
death certificates, medical 
examiner reports, police 
departments and crime labo- 
ratories. Maryland is one of 
the first six states in the 
country to receive National 
Violent Death Reporting Sys- 
tem funds from CDC. 

Elisabeth Gantt of Cell Biolo- 
gy and Molecular Genetics 
was presented with the 
American Society of Plant 
Biologists' (ASPB) Stephen 
Hales Prize during the 2002 
Awards Ceremony at the 
ASPB Annual Meeting. This 
year's meeting was held at 
the Adam's Mark Hotel, in 
Denver, Colo, in August. 

The prize honors the Rev. 
Stephen Hales for his pio- 
neering work in plant biolo- 
gy published in his 1727 
book "Vegetable Staticks." The 
honor includes a monetary 
award established in 1927 for 
a resident of North America, 
whether or not a member of 
the society, who has served 
the science of plant biology 
in a noteworthy manner. 

Isher Judge Ahluwalia has 
joined the Maryland School 
of Public Affairs faculty as a 
visiting professor. She will 
teach courses in macroeco- 
nomics, international eco- 
nomic policy and internation- 
al economic development. 
She is director and chief 
executive of the Indian Coun- 
cil for Research on Internati- 
nal Economic Relations in 
New Delhi. 

The school also welcomes 
two scientists from the Joint 
Global Change Research 
Institute, a collaboration 
between the university and 
the Pacific Northwest Nation- 
al Laboratory, as adjunct pro- 
fessors. Jae Edmonds a senior 
staff scientist and technical 
leader of economic pro- 
grams, and Richard Moss, 
executive director of the 
United States Global Change 
Research Program office, will 
conduct research on the sci- 
ence and policy of global 
energy and environment 
issues. 



OCTOBER 15, 2002 



Comcast Center: Athletics, Fans Help Christen New Sports Venue 

Continued from page 1 



prepare food on site, which could 
not be done in Cole Field House. 

Last week's Midnight Madness 
practice was the first public event 
held in the new arena. It is the tra- 
ditional opening of basketball season 
and both the men's and women's 
teams were on hand. 

The facility was finished "right 
on time," says Dave Haglund, assis- 
tant associate director for media 
relations, with only minor details 
needing to be handled. 

The 17,950-seat venue will host 



a women's exhibition game on 
Nov. 9 against the Houston Jaguars, 
a tour team through Basketball 
Travelers. The men's exhibition 
game will be Nov. 12 against the 
Harlem Globetrotters. Both games 
begin at 7 p.m., with the mens 
being broadcast on ESPN2.Terp 
women's first regular season game 
will be Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. against 
Loyola and the men will play 
Miami (Ohio) on Nov 24 at 5 p.m. 
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Clockwise from left: Maryland's name 
and logo figure prominently on the 
court. The Comcast Center's capacity is 
17,950, with 170 seats for the disabled. 
The center's impressive facade features 
50 steps leading up to the main entrance. 
The arena houses Maryland's Athletic 
Hall of Fame. Joe Katay of Katay 
Productions, executive producer of the 
Maryland Video Scoreboard Show, mon- 
itors the many screens in the video con- 
trol room. Images of legendary Terp ath- 
letes and coaches adorn the walls in the 
main hall. Joe Hull, senior associate ath- 
letics director for external operations, 
leads a media tour through the Comcast 
Center; here he explains the layout of 
the Terps' new practice court. 



PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 




OUTLOOK 



Argentina: Learning from Economic Crisis 

Continued from page 1 



nomics; and Carmen Reinhart, 
on leave to serve as deputy 
director of the Research 
Department of the Internation- 
al Monetary Fund, began the 
late afternoon program with a 
panel tided "Where are We 
Coming From, and Where Do 
We Stand? The Broad Picture." 
I.M. Destler, professor with the 
School of Public Affairs, moder- 
ated. Each panelist took turns 
presenting what, from their 
research, were key points when 
considering what should be 
done, domestically and interna- 
tionally, Calvo cautioned against 
a large bailout package, citing 
the 1 995 depression that Mexi- 
co fell into after $50 billion in 
assistance. 

"What is the moral ha2ard 
view?" he asked. "In this con- 
text, large bailouts led to irre- 
sponsible behavior. Capital 
flows to emerging markets 
started to fall after the tequila. 
The tequila was a strong signal 
that there was free money for 
everybody." 

The "tequila" effect lowered 
Mexican wages and prices of 
exported goods, which con- 
tributed to job losses in die 
United States. Stock markets 
around the world were affected 
in what financial analysts call 
contagion. 

However, Calvo continued, 
bailout packages are justified 
when using the globalization 
hazard view, because in the mid- 
1990s capital flows increased to 
emerging markets after some 
countries received bailouts, only 
to slow again. In the long term, 
packages may shield the finan- 
cial but not the real sector, and 
recession could be large and 
long-lasting." 

Mendoza, in a short presenta- 
tion he titled "Why Should 



Emerging Economies Give Up 
National Currencies: A Case for 
Institutions Substitution'" 
named "two key culprits behind 
emerging markets crises: lack of 
credibility of economic policy 
and financial market frictions." 

He contrasted dollarization - 
the practice of countries adopt- 
ing all or part of the U.S. dollar 
as its official currency— with 
other proposals for helping 
emerging markets, saying that 
dollarization is "a very touchy 
issue that encompasses many 
different areas which go beyond 
economics." 

Giving up national currencies 
would remove exchange rate 
uncertainty and simplify infor- 
mational needs, said Mendoza. 
Dollarization is unlikely, though, 
because it cannot rule out all 
financial crises and address 
chronic fiscal and institutional 
problems. Also, governments do 
not want to lose a national sym- 
bol and independent monetary 
policy. 

"So if dollarization is a great 
but unrealistic idea, what else 
can be done?"he asked. He 
went on to list a few ideas he 
favored: price guarantees for 
emerging markets, international 
banking systems with pre-com- 
mitted credit lines or narrow 
banking and enhanced surveil- 
lance. 

"My closing argument is that 
those are very socially costly- — 
means to try to do indirectly 
what dollarization tries to do 
direcdy: tie as tight as possible 
the emerging markets policy- 
makers' hands." 

Carmen Reinhart closed out 
the panel with an examination 
of America's business cycle and 
the role of U.S. monetary policy, 
as well as brief remarks about 
prospects and issues of Latin 



America, emerging Europe and 
Asia. 

"Capital flows to emerging 
markets are very much driven 
by the U.S. business cycle "she 
said. "They tend to increase dur- 
ing periods of expansion and 
tend to be less so during peri- 
ods of recession. But this is real- 
ly driven by foreign direct 
investment." 

Reinhart called capital flow 
cycles a bank phenomenon that 
is happening differently now. 
"Banks are retrenching from 
lending to emerging markets " 
she said. "They're retrenching 
for a variety of reasons. In 
Europe, the banks that have 
gone heavily into lending into 
Argentina have been badly 
burned. 

"So the usual stimulus you 
would get from bank lending 
during a period like this, of his- 
torically low interest rates, isn't 
happening. If it's not going to 
come from FDI [foreign direct 
investment] and it's not going 
to come from bank lending, one 
may start to wonder where the 
capital flows to emerging mar- 
kets will come from, if it will 
come at all." 

In reflecting on contagion as 
it relates to the effects of 
emerging markets' crises on 
other financial systems, Rein- 
hart remarked, "major episodes 
of contagion have taken place 
against surges of capital 
income"and the "real danger, 
particularly for Latin America, is 
the more gradual but persistent 
types of spillover." 

Later in the day, representa- 
tives from the Institute for 
International Economics, the 
Federal Reserve and the IMF 
spoke on other "hot spot" coun- 
tries and resolving global econ- 
omy imbalances. 



Technologies: Enhance Job Performance 

Continued from page 1 



d) Review and pre-evaluate 
different training methods. 

c) Provide employees with 
opportunities to practice skills 
learned in training; evaluate the 
effectiveness of training one to 
three months after the training 
event. 

Supervisors need to assess 
the status of the depart- 
ment's core competencies. This 
analysis provides benchmarks 
against which the effectiveness 
of a training program can be 
evaluated. For example, the 
department may want to see 
the difference between the 
work done before and after 
training. Also, consider whether 
the department is financially 
committed to support the train- 
ing efforts. 

The question of who should 
be trained, and when, is crucial. 
Training an employee is an 
expensive venture that is wast- 
ed if he or she leaves the 



department or the university for 
a better job, or if knowledge 
gained is not put to use. 

The goals of the training pro- 
gram should relate directly to 
the needs determined by an 
assessment process. These goals 
must include milestones to help 
the employee get from where 
he or she is today to where the 
department wants him or her to 
be in the future. 

There are several technical 
training techniques available to 
trainees. These include instruc- 
tor-led coursework, online 
(Web-delivered) tutorials, CD- 
ROM-based tutorials and simula- 
tions, "shadowing" and appren- 
ticeships. Settling on a tech- 
nique will depend on such 
things as work to be done, 
equipment available, employee 
skill level and finances. Not 
every one of these techniques is 
suitable to every employee. 

Employees should be evaluat- 
ed by comparing their newly 



acquired skills with the skills 
defined by the goals of the 
training program. Discrepancies 
should be noted and adjust- 
ments made for the next evalua- 
tion period and training recom- 
mendation. 

The Office of Information 
Technology (OIT) Short Course 
Training has a comprehensive 
technical training program to 
assist you, including basic con- 
cepts of information technolo- 
gy, using the computer and man- 
aging files, word processing, 
spreadsheets, databases, presen- 
tations and Web development. 

These courses are reasonably 
priced, with many taught by 
outside vendors contracted by 
the university. To enroll in any 
of the Short Course classes, visit 
th OITWeb site at www.oit. 
umd.edu/sc, or call the Training 
Coordinator at (301) 4054)443. 

— Jane S.Wieboldt, 
staff training services coordinator 




PHOTOS BY GYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Ruth Fassinger 



Fellows: Involve Students 

Continued from page 5 



the learning process, 
rather than passive 
recipients of static 
knowledge. 

Jeff Jensen 

Department of 
Biology 

Jensen's major 
interests are in 
teacher develop- 
ment and the design 
of integrated curric- 
ula involving synthe- 
sis of concepts. 
Jensen wants stu- 
dents to gain experi- 
ence applying ideas, 
for example through 
experimental design 
and problem solv- 
ing, and to be able 
to link ideas in a 
way that develops 
arguments rather 
than relaying facts. 
In training teachers, 
he emphasizes the 
importance of pro- 
viding a context that 
gives relevance to 
the concepts the 
students are master- 
ing, and that gives 
students the oppor- 
tunity to apply their 
skills to considering 
problems in the 
■world at large. 



W. Ray Stricklin 

Department of 
Animal and Avian 
Sciences 

Stricklin is under- 
graduate program 

coordinator of the Martin Heisler 

Department of Ani- 
mal and Avian Sci- 
ences. He teaches 
the introductory ani- 
mal science course, 
as well as courses in 
applied animal 
behavior and animal 
welfare. His research 
activities have 
focused primarily on 
the social and spac- 
ing behavior of ani- 
mals in captive and 
confinement situa- 
tions using both ani- 
mal observations 
and computer simu- 
lations. He has been 
actively involved in 
the writing of 
national guidelines 
for the use of ani- 
mals in research and Lois Vietri 
also the oversight of 
these regulations. In 
1985, he was selected as the 
NE-ASAS Outstanding Young 
Scientist. The University of 
Maryland "Celebrating Teach- 
ers" program recognized him in 
1997 for (caching excellence. 

Lois Vietri 

Department of Government 
and Politics 

Vietri has been a facilitator 
of a variety of learning com- 
munities on the College Park 
campus and overseas. A veter- 








an of die large lecture classes, 
she embarks on her Lilly voy- 
age to rediscover the joys of 
team collaborations in large 
classes and to develop new 
tools for enhancing the 
research experience for every 
student. She recently returned 
to full-team teaching with the 
Department of Government 
and Politics after serving as 
faculty director of College 
Park Scholars International 
Studies for seven years. 



OCTOBER 15, 2002 





Research Workshop 

The Mini Center on the Teach- 
ing and Learning of Foreign 
Languages Distinguished Speak- 
er Series is hosting a research 
workshop ted by Bonny Nor- 
ton, University of British 
Columbia, entitled "Identity and 
Imagined Communities in Lan- 
guage Learning: A Research Tra- 
jectory: 

In her presentation, Norton 
will follow the trajectory of 
research arising from her study 
of immigrant women in Cana- 
da, The study was central in 
helping to better understand 
the relationship between iden- 
tity, investment and language 
learning. While Norton's earlier 
work focused on the way 
diverse power relations struc- 
ture opportunities for language 
learners to speak, her more 
recent work has investigated 
how language learners seek 
access to communities that 
offer possibilities for the future. 
The presentation will conclude 
with a discussion of the ways 
in which such research leads to 
a reconsideration of "good" lan- 
guage learning in the field of 
second language acquisition. 

The presentation will take 
place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 
5 to 7 p.m. in die Language 
House Multi-purpose Room. A 
reception will follow. For more 
information, contact Alene 
Mover at (501) 405-4101 or 
moyera@wam.umd.edu. 



TA Development Grants 
Workshop 

In academic year 2002-03 the 
Center for Teaching Excellence 
(CTE) and the Graduate School 
will award a number of small 
grants to departments and col- 
leges working to improve the 
support, development and 
recognition of graduate teach- 
ing assistants. The purpose of 
theTA Development Grants is 
to maximize the impact of the 
university resources that are 
dedicated to these purposes. 

The workshop, to take place 
Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 2 to 3:30 
p.m. in room 0100 Marie 
Mount Hall, will include a 
description of the criteria for 
proposals, followed by an infor- 
mal panel presentation given 
by pastTA Development Grant 
recipients. 

For more information, con- 
tact Mary Wesley at (301) 405- 
9356 or mwesley@deans.umd. 
edu,or visit www.umd.edu/cte. 



Masculinity, Historically 

James Gilbert of die History 
Department will give a seminar, 
"Seven Parts a Man: Alfred Kin- 
sey's Sexual Behaviorism," on 
Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in 3121 
Symons Hall. The author of 
nine books, including ones on 
literary radicalism, juvenile 
delinquency and science and 
religion, Gilbert is one of Ameri- 
ca's leading cultural historians. 
The paper is drawn from his 
current project on masculinity 



in 1 950s America. Discussion 
will be based on a pre-cireulat- 
ed paper, which can be 
obtained in the Department of 
History, 2108 Taliaferro Hall, or 
online. 

For an electronic copy of the 
paper and more information, 
call (301) 40S-H739 or e-mail 
historycenter@umail. umd.edu . 



Women, Domestic 
violence and Career 
Counseling 

Krista Griggs, a psychology 
intern, will be the speaker for 
this Counseling Center 
Research and Development 
presentation on Wednesday, 
Oct. 16 from noon-1 p.m. in 
room 0114 Shoemaker Build- 
ing. Brown bag lunches are wel- 
come and speakers are asked to 
allow time for discussion by 
completing their presentations 
by 12:30. 

For more information, contact 
Vivian Boyd at (301) 314-7675 
or vbl4@umail.umd.edu. 



Lecture Series at 
Riversdale House 

Riversdale House Museum pres- 
ents the first lecture in their fall 
series entitled "Domesticity and 
Vanity," on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. 
Costume historian Ann Wass 
will speak in conjunction with 
the current exhibit "A Woman's 
Place is in the Senate" on the 
fashions of Sen, Hattie Car- 
away's era. From her marriage 
in 1902, through the roaring 
20s, the great Depression and 
World War n, to her death in 
1 950, Caraway saw a half centu- 
ry of radical fashion change. 
This will be highlighted in a 
slide lecture. 

All series lectures begin at 7 
p.m. and the fee is $5 per per- 
son. Riversdale House is located 
at 481 1 Riverdale Rd. in River- 
dale Park, about 1,5 miles south 
of the university. For more in- 
formation, call (301) 864-0420 
or visit www.pgparks.com. 



Globalization in Transition 
Economies: Ukraine 

As part of the IRIS Brown Bag 
Lunch series,Volodymyr Dubo- 
vyk of the Ukraine will discuss 
the country's transition and the 
influences of globalization in 
the process on Oct. 23 from 
12:30 to 2 p.m. in 1 101 Morrill 
Hall. He will address questions 
including: Is globalization a 
powerful vehicle carrying dem- 
ocratic values throughout the 
world or rather a suppressive 
force destined to take away the 
rights of ordinary people? Does 
it lead to new conflicts or help 
to promote stability on a global 
scale and in particular regions? 
Dubovyk is a fellow with a 
State Department exchange 
program at the Center for Inter- 
national and Security Studies at 
Maryland. He is also an associ- 
ate professor at Odessa Univer- 
sity, Ukraine. 

For more information, con- 
tact Jennifer Munro at (301) 



What is it— Where is it? 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Identify the image in this photo and get a chance to 
win a prize! Send your guess to: Mystery photo, 
Outlook, 2101 Turner Hall or outlook@accmail. 
umd.edu. All correct entries will be placed in a drawing. 
Deadline for entries is 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 22; the win- 
ner will be announced in the Oct. 29 issue of Outlook. 



405-3721 or jenniferm@iris. 
econ.umd.edu, or visit www. 
iris.umd.edu. 



Shakespeare in 
P e r fo r m ance Symposium 

The Center for Renaissance & 
Baroque Studies hosts the sec- 
ond annual Shakespeare in Per- 
formance Symposium on Satur- 
day, Oct. 26, beginning at 9 a.m. 
at the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. The day-long event 
features lectures and work- 
shops presented by gifted 
artists from a variety of disci- 
plines. Participants may also 
take a tour of the Clarice Smith 
Center. Scheduled presenters 
include: 

Maynard Mack, Jr. of the Eng- 
lish Department, keynote 
speaker. He will present "An 
October Morning's Dream: Sta- 
sis, Metamorphosis, and Mar- 
riage in Shakespeare'sA Mid- 
summer Night's Dream." 

Aaron Posner, resident direc- 
tor at the Arden Theatre Co. in 
Philadelphia. Posner will use 
professional actors from local 
theater companies to demon- 
strate how an understanding of 
the text's internal stage direc- 
tions can help one gain crucial 
Insights into developing a 
Shakespearean role. 

Dawn McAndrews, director of 
education at the Shakespeare 
Theatre in Washington, 
D.C.,will present "Teaching 
Shakespeare through Perfor- 
mance," an interactive work- 
shop in which teachers can 
expand their Shakespearean 
vocabulary and acquire new 
strategies to improve their stu- 
dents' literacy, listening, com- 



prehension and creative skills. 

Carey Upton, director, teacher, 
stage manager and writer. His 
workshop is endded,"Clown- 
ingAround with Shakespeare." 

Frank Hildy . a specialist in 
theatre architecture, theatre 
archeology and the history of 
stage technology. He will pres- 
ent "Authentic Shakespeare? 
Lessons from the Reconstruct- 
ed Globe, London," a slide-illus- 
trated lecture tracing the deci- 
sions and research underpin- 
ning the Globe Theatre project. 

Lewis Shaw, member of the 
Society of American Fight 
Directors. He will demonstrate 
and teach stage combat. 

Admission is free for all stu- 
dents; a registration fee of $ 16 
covers a delicious buffet lunch- 
eon for all others. For more 
information, contact the Center 
for Renaissance & Baroque 
Studies at (301) 405-6830 or 
crbs@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.inform.umd.edu/crbs/ 
programs. 



Lifelong Learning 

The university's Center on 
Aging's Legacy College starts 
its second fall term on Oct. 28. 
The six-week session offers 
study groups on several topics: 
terrorism, advanced beginning 
Chinese, creative travel, Greek 
tragedies, computers and more. 
There are special events and 
volunteer service leadership 
opportunities. A college back- 
ground is not required. 

For more information, call 
(301) 4034467 or visit www. 
inform.umd.edu/HLHP/ 
AGING/SRU.