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Arts Academy 
Wants to Connect 

Though area afterschool 
activities may be tem- 
porarily subdued, enthu- 
siasm for a pilot program 
designed to expose middle 
school students to arts of all 
kinds runs high, 

Art Slam is a 10- week pro- 
gram for 40 students from four 
local middle schools. It is a 
product of a new partnership 
between the College of Arts 
and Humanities and the College 
Park Arts Exchange (CPAE) 
called the Arts and Humanities 
Academy (AHA!). Seventh and 
eighth graders will meet for an 
hour and a half in the Prince 
George's Suite of the Clarice 
Smith Peforming Arts Center to 
learn about music, visual arts, 
theater and creative writing. 
arts center. 

"We want to bring a pro- 
nounced connections between 
arts and the community," says 
Jeff Smith, president and chair 
of CPAE's board. "When you live 
in College Park, it's obvious to 
look to the university." 

Students, who were selected 
by their schools, will also be 
able to attend three Take Five 
performances at the arts center 
with their parents and teach- 
ers. Smith is excited about the 
program's possibilities. 
"There is a void as far as 

See ART SLAM, page 6 

Melding Service and Learning for a 
More Fulfilling Education 


Volurvteers participate in a Caring Grafters session held at the Art and Learning Center last week, (I to r) 
Shirley Browner, Beverly Greenfeig and Barbara Goldberg from the Counseling Center and Wendy 
Wagner of America Reads* America Counts (part of Commuter Affairs and Community Service) prepare 
bags of toiletry items for homeless patrons of So Others May Eat (SOME). Anyone may drop in from 
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesdays to make crafts for nursing homes. Children's Hospital and other agencies. 

Editor's note: This is the first in a three- 
part series highlighting those areas in 
which the university placed in U.S.News 
and World Report rankings categories that 
reflect the quality of the overall undergrad- 
uate experience. 

As director of Commuter Affairs & 
Community Service, it is Barbara 
Jacoby's mission to spread the word 
that service to others enriches lives. 
She is joined In her quest by equally enthusi- 
astic staff members and a vibrant student 

community that keeps her office quite busy. 
Perhaps their zeal is one reason why, in its 
first time ranking service learning as part of 
the student experience, U.S. News and "World 
Report placed the university's 10-year-old 
service-learning program in 24th place. It is 
one of only eight public universities on the 
list. Jacoby is thrilled, not so much because of 
the notice, but because she feels people are 
beginning to realize that service learning is 
an integral part of helping students become 

See RANKINGS, page 4 

New Associate 
Dean Focuses 
on Excellence 

Siba Samal is a man of few 
words, but what he stands 
ibr comes through clearly 
when he does speak. The Virginia- 
Maryland Regional College of Vet- 
erinary Medicine in the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources 
is to be considered a quality pro- 
gram, both for its instruction and 
its research. 

As the new associate dean for 
the college, Samal comes to the 
position at a financially challeng- 
ing time for the state, but he 
insists that this should not affect 
the caliber of the program. Two 
faculty searches, for a virologist 
and a immunologist, will continue 
so that the 90 students seeking 
their doctorate of veterinary medi- 
cine receive the full complement 
of the college's infectious diseases 
expertise. Because their are so few 
veterinary schools in the country, 
getting in is tough so Samal wants 
to make it worth their time. 

"We're the only regional veteri- 
nary school in the country and 
one of only 27 veterinary schools 
in the country, says Samal. "We 
receive over 900 applications for 
90 spots. We admit 50 from Vir- 
ginia, 10 from out of state and 30 
from Maryland." 

Samal, on the faculty since 
1 998, earns respect for his leader- 
ship. "He came from within and 
sometimes it's a lot more difficult 
to do that than to come from out- 

See SAMAL, page 7 

Service Desk Provides Answers, 
Solves Problems for 1 1 Years 

As anniversaries go, this 
one was celebrated quiet- 
ly, though after more than 10 
years of service to a rapidly 
growing institution, one would 
think celebrants would shout 
from atop a high-rise dormito- 
ry. But true to their nature, 
they just kept working. 

The Residential Facilities 
Service Center, manned by stu- 
dents 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week and 365 days a 
year, handles maintenance 
calls from any of the residence 
halls, the Campus Recreation 
Center, the Golf Clubhouse, 
Frat Row and Ritchie Colise- 
um. This month, they celebrat- 
ed 1 1 years on the job. Work- 
ing in three-hour shifts, some- 
times back to back, 1 8-20 stu- 
dents manage themselves with 
the help of two student super- 
visors and few adults. 

"It's an amazingly collabora- 

tive process," says Steve 
Schatz, assistant director of 
administrative services. The 
center also serves as a commu- 
nications hub from where 
facilities employees receive 
work calls, or respond to 
pages from the community. 

Every employee goes 
through a two-track training. 
The first is technical and cov- 
ers distribution of keys, admin- 
istrative requirements, priori- 
tizing calls. The second area 
focuses on "softer skills," such 
as how to handle someone 
when they're upset or how to 
say "no" to a request if it can- 
not be handled by facilities. If 
employees come aboard dur- 
ing the busy summer period, 
they'll work in buddy shifts for 
approximately six weeks, A 
refresher is also offered. Schatz 

See SERVICE DESK, page 6 

Career Center 
Offers Jobs, 

An old adage says that you 
can't get something for nothing. 
Well, the folks at the Career Cen- 
ter beg to differ. Students look- 
ing for work and departments 
trying to employ them can use 
a free service allowing both par- 
ties access to thousands of 
resumes and job listings. 

TERP Online, modeled a bit 
after job search banks such as or Careerbullder. 
com, not only serves campus 
employers, but offers at least 
1 ,000 active listings pulled from 
approximately 6,000 firms look- 
ing specifically for University of 
Maryland students. 

"It's a great source to find 
student employees [and] we've 
been working with various 
departments to increase job list- 
ings by sendings us listings that 

See TERP ONLINE, page 5 

Giving for the Mission 

Faculty and Staff Campaign Kicks Off 

Katherine Pedro Beards- 
ley, recently appointed 
Chair of the Maryland 
Fund for Excellence Faculty 
and Staff Campaign, is bring- 
ing a new message to her col- 
leagues across campus: 

"Maryland is an amazing 
university but we are also an 
amazing family. Participating in 
the Faculty and Staff Cam- 
paign strengthens the family. 
Our campus does a tremen- 
dous job of educating students 
and reaching out to the com- 
munity. I'm hoping that my 
colleagues will recognize that 
their financial commitment is 
imperative — not just to the 
university's existence — but to 
the quality of its existence." 

Over the course of the 
seven-year Bold Vision, Bright 
Future campaign, the Mary- 
land Fund for Excellence Fac- 
ulty and Staff Campaign raised 

more than $16 million in sup- 
port for the university. That's 
an astonishing sum, and, 
according to Beardsley, It 
shows the commitment that 
exists on this campus for the 
work we do." 

Beardsley earned an under- 
graduate degree from Oregon 
State University; then crossed 
the country for master's and 
doctoral work at the Universi- 
ty of Minnesota. Today, after 
more than 27 years in higher 
education administration, she 
serves as assistant dean for 
undergraduate programs in 
the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences. Along with her 
degrees, Beardsley received 
on-the-job training in academ- 
ic philanthropy. 

It started at Oregon State 
University. "It was no secret 

See BEARDSLEY, page 7 

OCTOBER 2 2, 2002 



October 22 

Ross bo rough Inn Farmer's Market 

9 a.m.- 12 p.m.. Personnel 
Services Department Semi- 
nar Wellness 101 1101U 
Chesapeake. This workshop 
will help participants explore 
aspects of life important to 
achieving well-being, and pres- 
ent a new approach to enhanc- 
ing life. Cost: $ 1 5. For more 
information, contact Natalie 
Torres at 5-5651 or traindev®, or visit 
hrtp ://personneI . umd . edu . 

1:30-2:30 p.m r Republic vs. 
Democracy: The Presiden- 
tial Elections 1120J Francis 
Scott Key. Recent presidential 
elections in Brazil captured in- 
ternational attention when Ina- 
cio Lula da Silva, a former steel 
worker, won the first round at 
the polls. Renato Janinc Ribciro, 
professor of ethics and political 
philosophy at the University of 
Sao Paulo, will be giving this 
colloquium. Ribeiro is conduct- 
ing research on culture and 
democracy with the support of 
the Latin American Studies Cen- 
ter. For more information, con- 
tact Juan F. jaramillo at 5-8933 
or, or 

4-0 p.m.. Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher Lecture by 
James Glass 2309 Art-Sociol- 
ogy Building. See For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

5-8 p.m.. History of Islam 
Fiim Presentation & Dis- 
cussion 4210 Hornbake 
Library. Sponsored by the Mus- 
lim Student Association, For 
more information, contact 

0-8 p.m., Washington Area 
Consortium for the Study of 
Slavery and Emancipation 
Forum: Who Was Equiano? 

3121 Symons Hall. "The Inter- 
esting Narrative of the Life of 
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus 
Vassa, the African, Written by 
Himself has become a central 
text, but Olaudah Equiano or 
Gustavus Vassa has remained 
something of a mystery. Mary- 
land professor Vincent Carretta 
has questioned whether 
Equiano was an African. The 
implications of Carretta \s work 
for Equiano and for the study 
of the black Atlantic will be 
explored in this open forum. 
The panel will include Carret- 
ta, Philip Morgan of Johns Hop- 

The Bossborough Inn will host a farmer's market on 
Wednesday, Oct, 23 from 11:30 a.m. -6 p.m. on the 
Courtyard Patio. Stop by and pick up some fall harvest 
goodies such as pumpkins, gourds and more. For more 
information, call 4-8013. 

kins University and Linda Hey- 
ward of Howard University. For 
more infomation, visit www. 
driskellcenter. umd . edu . 

7:30 p.m.. You Can't Take it 
with You Ina &Jack Kay The- 
atre, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. In this classic 
American comedy. Grandpa 
reigns over a delightful mad- 
house filled by his children, his 
grandchildren and their spous- 
es. All are artists, writers and 
inventors, and none has let a 
lack of talent interfere with 
having a good time. Tickets are 
$5, students, $20 all others. For 
more information, contact Amy 
Harbison 5-8169 or harbison®, or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd edu , 

7:30-9 p.m.. Lecture live via 
satellite: The Cuban Missile 
Crisis and Television See For 

Your Interest, page 8. 


October 23 

noon-1 p.m.. Disability Sup- 
port Service: Past, Present 
and Future 0114 Shoemaker. 
With Alan Marcus, assistant 
director, Disability Support Ser- 
vice. Brown bag lunches are 
welcome. For more informa- 
tion, contact Vivian S. Boyd, 4- 
7675 or 

noon -2 p.m.. Book Signing 
with Gary Williams Universi- 
ty Book Center. Coach Gary 
Williams will sign his new 
book "Sweet Redemption." 
Wear your red and save 20 per- 
cent on the book. For more 
information, call 4-BOOK. 

12:30-2 p.m., IRIS Brown 
Bag Lunch: Globalization in 
Transition Economies, 
Example Ukraine 1101 Mor- 
rill Hall.Vblodymyr Dubovyk, a 
fellow with a State Department 
exchange program at the Cen- 
ter for International and Secu- 
rity Studies at Maryland and an 
associate professor at Odessa 
University, Ukraine, will discuss 
the country's transition and 

the influences of globalization 
on the process. For more infor- 
mation, contact Jennifer Munro 
at 5-3721 or jenniferm@iris., or visit www. 

0:30-10 p.m., OACS LearnlT 
Advanced Web Development 
Course Lefrak Hall. Learn the 
advanced techniques that pro- 
fessionals use. Web page design 
and development using stun- 
ning, interactive Web effects 
with Flash, cascading style 
sheets and JavaScript. For more 
information, contact LinTu at 
5-1663 or, 
or visit 

7 p.m.. Lecture and Slide 
Presentation: Costumes of 
Hattie Caraway's Era, 1 900- 
1950 Riversdale House Muse- 
um, 481 1 Riverdale Rd., River- 
dale Park. Costume historian 
Ann Wass will speak in con- 
junction with the current ex- 
hibit "A Woman's Place is in the 
Senate" on the fashions of Sen. 
Hattie Caraway's era. The fee is 
$5 per person. For more in- 
formation, call (301) 864-0420 
or visit 

7:30 p.m.. You Can't Take it 
with You SeeTuesday,Oct.22. 

7:30-9 p.m.. After the Cuban 
Missile Crisis: Forty Years 
of Covering Cuba See For 

Your Interest, page 8. 


October 24 

9 a.m.-12 p.m.. Personnel 
Services Seminar: Are you 
an AM or an FM7 1 101U 
Chesapeake. Are You an AM or 
FM? Learn to communicate 
with those who have different 
learning styles. In this seminar, 
participants will take the learn- 
ing styles inventory "Pathways 
to the Brain" to identify their 
learning and communication 
style. The cost is $75. For more 
information, contact Natalie 
Torres at 5-5651 or traindev®, or visit 
http r//personnel . umd. edu. 

2 p.m.. Philosophy Collo- 
quium See For Your Interest, 

5-7 p.m.. Department of 
Art Faculty Exhibition 2002 

Second floor, Art-Sociology. 
Featuring faculty artwork, the 
exhibition will run through 
Nov. 23. Gallery hours are Mon- 
day-Saturday, 1 1 a.m. -4 p.m.; 
Thursday, 1 1 a.m.-7 p.m. For 
more information, call 5-2763 
or visit 

7-9 p.m.. Go Id water Schol- 
arship Workshop 1250 Biolo- 
gy-Psychology. See For Your 
Interest, page 8. 

8 p.m., You Can't Take it 
with You See Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

8 p.m., University of Mary- 
land Concert Band Dekel- 
boum Concert Hall. The School 
of Music presents this popular 
ensemble of the Maryland 
Bands program. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-ARTS 

October 25 

noon. Black Gentrifi cation: 
Lessons on Race and Class 

2309 Art-Sociology. Mary Patillo 
of Nonwestern University will 
speak as part of the Maryland 
Population Research Center 
2002-03 Seminar Series. For 
more information about this 
seminar and the series itself, 

noon-1:15 p.m., 'A Common 
Objective, Common Knowl- 
edge and Common Aim': 
Arthur Page and AT&T's 
Employee Relations, 1927- 
1947 0200 Skinner. This lec- 
ture in the Department of 
Communication Colloquium 
Series will be presented by 
Karen Miller Russell of the Uni- 
versity of Georgia. For more 
information, contact Trevor 
Parry-Giles at 5-8947 or 

12:45-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Intermedi- 
ate HTML 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Learn to create 
a ficticious departmental web 
page with emphasis on learn- 
ing advanced body tag attrib- 
utes, meta pages, adding multi- 
media, tables and internal 
anchors. Prerequisite: basic 
knowledge of HTML.The fee 
for the class is $40. For more 
information or to register, con- 
tact Jane S.Wieboldt at 5-0443 
or visit 

8 p.m., You Can't Take it 
with You SeeTuesday,Oct.22. 


October 26 

8 p.m.. Personal Obsessions: 
An Evening of Chamber 

Music Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall. Featuring guest James 
Stern, viola. Proceeds provide 
scholarship support for stu- 
dents of the School of Music. 
For more information, call 
(301) 405-ARTS. 

8 p.m.. You Can't Take it 
with You SeeTuesday,Oct.22. 

October 28 

6-9p.m., UNIX: Your WAM 
Account is More Than Just 
E-mail 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Introduces the 
UNIX operating system. Con- 
cepts covered include file and 
directory manipulation, naviga- 
tional skills and the Pico editor 
(but NOT programming skills). 
Prerequisite: a WAM account. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or, or 

0:30-7 p.m.. Terrapin Trail 
Club Meeting Campus Recre- 
ation Center, Outdoor Recre- 
ation Center. The club spon- 
sors outdoor recreational activ- 
ities such as hiking, mountain 
biking, rock climbing, kayaking 
and more. The club is student- 
run and activities are open to 
students, faculty and staff. For 
more information, contact TTC 
Officers at (301) 226-4453 or, or visit 
www. ttc . umd . edu . 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit www.coilege 

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Jazz with a Sting: 

The Yellowjackets 

One might expect 
a group with a 
name like Yellow- 
jackets to mean 
something cute or meaning- 
ftil, but you would be disap- 
pointed. Group member Rus- 
sell Ferrante wishes there 
were a clever rationale behind 
the name. "It was chosen from 
a sheet full of possible names," 
he said, "most just awful. The 
one that popped out was Yel- 
lowjackets, and it seemed to 
connote something lively, 
energetic and something with 
a 'sting.' That's really about as 
deep as it went. And once 
you choose a name, you're 
stuck with it." 

Sixteen years later the Yel- 
lowjackets are buzzing 
through the charts with 1 1 
Grammy nominations for 
their music in traditional jazz 
and genres such as R&B, rock, 
soul and even bluegrass and 

Playing from their latest 
CD, "Mint jam," the Yellowjack- 
ets will be in the Ina and Jack 
Kay Theatre of the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. 
A free informal pre-perform- 
ance discussion, featuring the 
performers and moderated by 

Rusty Hassan of WPFW,will 
take place at 6:30 p.m. 

Released in April 2002, 
"Mint Jam" is a special edi- 
tion, live recording double-CD 
set containing eight new Yel- 
lowjackets compositions, and 
updated arrangements of 
their classics. Their first new 
album in three years, it 
includes Marcus Baylor oh the 
drums; Russell Ferrante, key- 
boards; Jimmy Haslip, bass; 
and Bob Mintzer, saxophone.. 
The recording took place at 
The Mint in Los Angeles and 
captures the energy and thrill 
of a live concert. Since their 
1981 formation and self-titled 
debut, the Yellowjackets have 
released more than 1 5 
albums. They have worked to 
create a unique sound that 
has a mixture of group inter- 
play and improvisation. Tick- 
ets for the concert are $30, $5 
for full-time students. 

Irish and American Musical Traditions 
Explored through Music and Dance 

Annapolis-based Foot- 
works Percussive Dance 
Ensemble lias brought tradi- 
tional dance to stages around 
the world since 1979. With 
their roots in Appalachian 
clogging and string band 
music, the group is made up 
of a diverse set of dancers 
from different backgrounds 
and of all ages. 

Over time, Footworks has 
expanded their repertoire to 
include Irish and Canadian 
step dance, tap, 
modern and 
stepping. On Nov. 
2 at 8 p.m., the 
renowned group 
will be joined by 
Grammy nominat- 
ed and Americana 
chart topper Tim 
O'Brien in an 
exciting perform- 
ance, "The Cross- 
ing with Tim 
O'Brien & Foot- 
works Percussive 
Dance Ensemble" 
in the Ina and 
Jack Kay Theatre 
of the Clarice 
Smith Performing 
Arts Center. 

The all-star cast 
of Irish and Amer- 
ican musicians, 
singers and dancers will per- 
form traditional and original 
songs, dances and tunes that 
tell the American story of 
immigration, the search for a 
homeland and the genesis of 
new traditions. "The Cross- 
ing" will present original cho- 
reography by Eileen Carson, 
artistic director, and members 
of the Footworks Company 
that draws on a myriad of tra- 

ditions. The dancing enhances 
and accompanies Tim 
O'Brien's singing and music. 

Drawn from one of 
O'Brien's two award-winning 
records, "The Crossing" fea- 
tures traditional and original 
songs inspired by tales of 
O'Brien's Irish great-grandfa- 
ther, telling the poignant 
story of Scots-Irish immigra- 
tion to southern Appalachla 
and beyond. Exploring what 
happened to the Irish— the 

become a true leader of the 
contemporary bluegrass 
movement. O'Brien's lyrics 
have been recorded by Garth 
Brooks, the Johnson Moun- 
tain Boys, Laurie Lewis, the 
Seldom Scene, the New Grass 
Revival, Nickel Creek and the 
Dixie Chicks. 

Part of the Clarice Smith 
Center's mission is to provide 
exposure for and support to 
local artists. Working with 
Footworks is a clear example 

"The Crossing," an American story of immigration told through music and dance. 

hardship, separation, seeking 
a new life and mixing with 
other cultures — are themes 
believed to apply to all in the 
American story. O'Brien's 
own journey back to Ireland 
illuminated deep connections 
between Irish and American 
musical traditions. 

Songwriter and multi- 
Instrumentalist, O'Brien grew 
up in West Virginia and has 

of this mission. "We greatly 
appreciate the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center for its 
partnership and invaluable 
support.The opportunities in 
Maryland enable us to contin- 
ue our creative work and tour 
both productions nationally," 
said Carson. 

Tickets for the perform- 
ance are $25, $5 for students. 

The Spooky Sounds off Halloween 

For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
3O1.405.ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd. edu . 

Qarice Smith 
Performing Aris 

Onterat Maryland 

— wo evenings of monsters and mischief 

await as the School of Music pre- / 

pares its ensembles for two spe- ^ v 
cial performances. On Wednesday, Oct. ^"^ 
30 at 7:30 p.m. the University of Maryland 
"Monster" Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensem- , ) 
bte make their first hair-raising appear- 
ance of the semester with "Big Band Mis- 
chief Night." Fearlessly led by Chris Vadala, 
director of jazz studies, these swinging student 
bands will cast a powerful spell over the Ina and Jack 
Kay Theatre with a spirited program of jazz standards. 

On Halloween night, Maryland's own student-run chamber 
orchestra, the Philharmoni3 Ensemble, presents a dark array of 
music spanning the 19th and 20th centuries called "Hints of Hal- 
loween." Beginning at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, the ensemble will fea- 
ture Chadwick's "Hobgoblin" from "Symphonic Sketches," 
Schubert's Symphony No. 4 "Tragic," and Weill's "The Seven 

L Deadly Sins." "Seven" features professor of 
voice and Alumni Halt-of-Famer Carmen 
Batthrop, whose seductively dark interpretation 
of Kurt Weill's music promises to be a spine-tingler. 
"With this concert we tried to combine pieces of 
music written on the premise of tragedy and mys- 
i tery," said Richard Scerbo, Philharmonia music 

director and conductor. "The Seven Deadly Sins' is 
a dark portrait of two sisters' travels through seven 
American cities and their efforts to make money. This 
""i is contrasted with Chadwick's whimsical depiction of a 

"Hobgoblin" in our opening piece. We end the concert 
with Schubert's Symphony no. 4 "Tragic," Written at the age of 
17, Schubert tries to convince us of tragedy, but his naivete wins 
leaving us with only hints of a tragic picture." 

Both performances are free. No tickets are required, but early 
arrival is recommended. Costumes are welcome during these 
chilling, funny, whimsical and scary nights of mischiefl 


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In Memoriam 

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Suzanne Curtis was the "glue" of the Department of Nutrition and 
Food Science's undergraduate program. 

Certain words, used 
too often, lose the 
power of their origi- 
nal meaning. However, it 
seems when colleagues talk 
about Suzanne Curtis, the 
word special means just that. 

Curtis, a lecturer in the 
Department of Nutrition and 
Food Science and director of 
the undergraduate dietetics 
program, died two weeks 
ago after battling kidney can- 
cer. She was 50, 

She came to the campus 
in 1 983 and was named 
teacher of the year in the 
College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources in 1996. 

"Suzanne was a very spe- 
cial person who was commit- 
ted to the well-being of her 
students, In fact to all stu- 
dents'says Dean Tom Fretz. 
"She was enormously 
respected and loved by her 
students. I am sure that 
every student in the nutrition 
and food science curriculum 
would agree that students 
were her life. . .she always 
had time for them." 

In a letter nominating Cur- 
tis for a Provost's Academic 
Advisor of the Year award 
(for which she was a finalist) 
this year, colleague Phylis 
Moser-VeiUon wrote:"She is 
truly concerned about the 
total professional develop- 
ment of our undergraduate 
dietetics majors. She has 
worked hard to develop an 
undergraduate program that 
is considered rigorous, but 
she also supports the individ- 
ual students to meet the chal- 
lenges. . .In my 25 years as a 
faculty member, \ have not 
encountered a more dedicat- 
ed undergraduate advisor 

than Dr. Suzanne Curtis." 

Curtis was an advisor for 
the undergraduate Food and 
Nutrition Club, which takes 
on community service proj- 
ects and hosts speakers. She 
received the 1995 College of 
Agriculture Alumni Award for 
Execellence in Instruction, 
and twice received (1996 
and 1998) a Certificiate of 
Teaching Excellence from 
the Center for Teaching 
Excellence. Curtis also was 
an evaluator for the national 
accreditation program of the 
American Diabetic Associa- 
tion. She served on the Mary- 
land State Board of Dietetic 

Outside of her university 
work, Curtis edited the 
weekly newsletter of the 
Adelphi Friends Meeting and 
was a board member of the 
Friends Community School 
in College Park, a private, K-6 
Quaker school. She enjoyed 
designing and sewing quilts. 
She is survived by her hus- 
band of 16 years, Peter H. 
Curtis; their daugther Cara E. 
Curtis; her parents James and 
Muriel Richardson of Anchor- 
age; and two sisters. 

A memorial service for 
Curtis is scheduled for Nov. 2 
at 2 p.m. at the Sandy Spring 
Friends Meeting House, 17751 
Meetinghouse Road, Sandy 
Spring. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 774-9792 or 
go to 

A scholarship in her name 
Is being created for the 
Friends Community School. 
Donations may be sent to: 
Development Office, Friends 
Community School, 4601 
Calvert Road, College Park, 
MD 20740. 


Above, Marilyn Kauffman of Student Affairs begins the process of making a stuffed 

Rankings: Service Learning Earns Notice 

Continued from page i 

engaged citi- 

"There is 
such a range 
of opportuni- 
ties for stu- 
dents to get 
involved that 
include both 
and commu- 
nity needs " 
says Jacoby, 
who goes on 
to emphasize 
that service 
is so much 
more than 
school sup- 
plies or 
warm coats. 
"If that's [all] 
they think of 
as service, 
then they're 

really missing the boat. We 
want them to think about 
career and life choices as they 
relate to service. Why are there 
educational inequities? Why is 
there homelessness?" 

So, while staff members in 
Community Service programs 
(CACS) can help a student 
group or class organize a win- 
ter coat drive or tutoring pro- 
gram, they would much rather 
give students a deeper experi- 
ence. Faculty members assign- 
ing service in conjunction with 
coursework receive assistance 
in helping students glean as 
much as possible from the 
experience, in terms of learn- 
ing outcomes. Students are 
encouraged to think and serve. 

"We give them opportunities 
to reflect on what they're 
doing," says Marie Troppe, coor- 
dinator of service-learning 
development. "We have auric- 
ular and co-curricular activities 
. . .where we match the service 
activity to the course content." 

In giving this kind of atten- 
tion, CACS hopes to give stu- 
dents—and faculty — a high- 
quality service learning experi- 
ence. They follow a nationally 
recognized model Jacoby's 
office created in the early '90s, 
PARE, to help plan "community 
responsive, effective, and suc- 
cessful" projects. The acronym 
means Prepare, Acdon, Reflec- 
tion and Evaluation. 

"When you have a student 
walk into a homeless shelter 
for the first time, it can be not 
only shocking, but it can rein- 
force every negative stereo- 
type they've ever had of home- 
less people," says Jacoby. 

By following the model, 
groups and individuals take 
time to assess a community's 
needs, be briefed on a particu- 
lar situation and then talk 
about what they've experi- 
enced. For this last step, stu- 
dents may talk as a group, cre- 
ate an artistic expression of 
their feelings, or even play 
games to answer questions 
such as; "What did you see? 

What does it mean and what 
can you do about it next? Stu- 
dent leaders also participate in 
monthly service network meet- 
ings so they can learn how to 
lead other students in service 
and critical reflection. 

"Service-learning should pro- 
vide an added value to stu- 
dents' educational experience," 
says Troppe. It's about making 
their education relevant to the 
community, says Julie Owen, 
CACS's coordinator for com- 
munity service leadership and 

"It's not an isolated act of 
kindness," says Jerry Green- 
berg, professor in the College 
of Health and Human Perfor- 
mance's Department of Public 
and Community Health. He's 
been incorporating service- 
learning into his classes for 
about seven years. "The reflec- 
tion is really what sets service- 
learning apart from other 
experiential programs. It 
allows for discussion and writ- 
ing about the experience with 
equal emphasis on both the 
service and the work," 

Here are a few service- 
learning development 
opportunities designed for 
faculty and instructors: 

* Making the Most of One- 
Time Service-Learning Expe- 
riences. Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 
p.m., 0140 Holzapfel Hall 

• Critical Reflection Toolbox. 
Nov. 8,9-11 a.m., 0121 
Dorchester Hall 

■ How Much Service is 
Enough? Dec. 4, noon-1 
p.m., 2144 Stamp Student 

For more information 
about these and future ses- 
sions, contact Jennifer Pigza 
at (301) 314-2895 or 

Jacoby cannot stress enough 
the importance of a quality 
experience, for all involved. 
Early in her office's history, an 
enthusiastic group of students 
held a glove drive. They erect- 
ed a large Christmas tree on 
which all of the donated gloves 
hung until the students carried 
them to a nearby homeless 

"The shelter said, 'Well, this 
is really great, but we needed 
socks,' " says Jacoby. 

Regular surveys of both stu- 
dents and agencies help the 
office keep track of what's 
working and what's needed. 
With more than 900 agencies 
in their Web-based database, 
there is no shortage of oppor- 
tunities and Jacoby encourages 
anyone to search the database 
for places to serve. To help 
community agencies make the 
most of service work, CACS 
holds regular orientations dur- 
ing which agency administra- 
tors learn how to recruit stu- 
dent volunteers, how to work 
with students and make them 
aware of the office's other 

"We can talk about what are 
well structured opportunities ," 
says Megan Cooperman, coor- 
dinator for community service 
involvement, who says people 
jokingly compare the office to 
a dating service. "We try to 
make perfect matches." 

And when it all works out, 
Jacoby says, is when she's most 
happy "The 'ah ha' moment 
when a student looks at you 
and says, T never knew. . . ' or 'I 
found myself through what 
I'm doing in service.' Or the 
faculty member who says 
'teaching service invigorated 
my teaching.' " 

Troppe admits that curri- 
culum-based service learning 
is not for every course, but it 
can apply to any discipline. 
"We're breaking down stereo- 
types about service. It's not 
just sociology students. Any- 
where you are you can do 


Considering the World's Financial Systems 

Editor's note: Because of misrepresentations of Guillermo Calvo's vietvs in this story's original publica 
tion last week, Outlook chose to re-run the article with bis comments clarified. 

With the collapse of 
Argentina's financial 
system as a back- 
drop, a forum fea- 
turing some of the university's top 
economists gathered recently to 
discuss questions also pondered in 
the nation's capital by World Bank 
and international Monetary Fund 

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 
t Iiinking about what may be 
learned from Argentina, once held 
up as a model for emerging coun- 

"Questions about the nature of 
our trade laws, the WTO FWorld 
Trade Organization], 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 

Guillermo Calvo, on leave from 
the university to serve as chief 
economist of the InterAmerican 
Development Bank; Enrique Men- 
doza, with the Department of Eco- 
nomics; and Carmen Reinhart, on 
leave to serve as deputy director 
of the Research Department of the 
International 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, moderated. Each 
panelist took turns presenting 
what, from their research, were 
key points when considering what 
should be done, domestically and 

Calvo challenged the view that 
emerging markets crises resulted 
from moral hazard incentives initi- 
ated by the large $50 billion 
bailout package Mexico received 
in 1995 to deal with the Tequila 
crisis, arguing instead die exis- 
tence of a "globalization hazard." 

Calvo asked "What is the moral 

hazard view?" "In this context, 
large bailouts led to irresponsible 
behavior. The Tequila was a strong 
signal that there was free money 
for everybody." However, Calvo 
continued, bailout packages are 
justified from the perspective of 
the globalization hazard 
approach, which sees financial 
crises as triggered by imperfec- 
tions of world capital markets. As 
evidence against the moral hazard 
view, he argued that in the mid- 
1990s capital flows increased to 
emerging markets even after 
some countries received bailouts, 
only to slow again. He also 
warned about the implications of 
a long-term reversal of capital 
inflows driven by globalization 
hazard because "in the long run, 
bailout packages may shield the 
financial but not the real sector, 
and recession could be large and 

Mendoza, in a presentation enti- 
ded "Why Should Emerging Econo- 
mies Give Up National Currencies: 
A Case for 'Institutions Substitu- 
tion','' named "two key culprits be- 
liind emerging markets crises; lack 
of credibility of economic policy 
and financial market frictions." 

He contrasted dollarization— die 
practice of countries adopting the 
U.S. dollar or other hard currency 
as their official currency — witii 
other proposals for helping emerg- 
ing markets, saying that dollariza- 
tion has major advantages in deal- 
ing with credibility problems and 
financial frictions but remains "a 
very touchy issue that encompass- 
es many different areas which go 
beyond economics." 

Giving up national currencies 
would improve significantly the 
economic conditions of emerging 
economies by removing exchange 
rate uncertainty and simplifying 
informational needs of domestic 
and foreign investors, said Men- 
doza. Dollarization is not a 
panacea, though, because it can- 
not rule out all financial crises and 
address chronic fiscal and institu- 
tional problems. Also, dollarization 
Is not likely because governments 
do not want to lose a national 
symbol and a tool of independent 
monetary policy, and give up the 
power to confiscate and redistrib- 
ute wealth by printing money and 
causing inflation. 

"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 guar- 
antees for emerging markets, inter- 
national banking systems with p re- 
committed credit lines or narrow 
banking and enhanced surveil- 

"My closing argument is that 
those are very socially eosdy 
means to try to do indirectly what 
dollarization does tries to do 
directly: to tie as tight as possible 
die emerging markets policymak- 
ers' 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 Amer- 
ica, emerging Europe and Asia. 

"Capital flows to emerging mar- 
kets are very much driven by die 
U.S. business cycle," she said. "They 
tend to increase during periods of 
expansion and tend to be less so 
during periods of recession. But 
this is really driven by foreign 
direct in vestment." 

Reinhart called capital flow 
cycles a hank 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 

"So the usual stimulus you 
would get from bank lending dur- 
ing a period like this, of historically 
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 lend- 
ing, one may start to -wonder 
where the capital flows to emerg- 
ing markets 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, Reinhart remarked, "major 
episodes of contagion have taken 
place against surges of capital 
income" and the "real danger, par- 
ticularly for Latin America, is the 
more gradual but persistent types 
of spillover." 

Later in the day, representatives 
from the Institute for International 
Economics, the Federal Reserve 
and the IMF spoke on other "hot 
spot" countries and resolving glob- 
al economy imbalances. 

TERP Online: Making it Easier to Find Work 

Continued from page 1 

come to them," says Linda Gast, 
director of the center. "About 20 per- 
cent of die listings are seeking indi- 
viduals with graduate degrees," 
though there aren't faculty appoint- 

Gast says that there are job post- 
ings from around the world. Also, 
students can narrow their search by 
opting to view industry specific 
career information and informational 
interviews with people in a particu- 


o access TERP Online, go 
to www.careercenter.umd. 
edu or call (301)314-7225. 

lar field. 

More than 8,000 students are 
signed up with TERP Online, with 
1 ,800 new members joining since 
the site dropped its $20 one-time 

fee. Gast says she felt, especially with 
current economic conditions, that 
helping people find jobs was more 
important than the earnings die 
Career Center received from fees. 

She asks faculty and staff to 
encourage students' use of TERP 
Online, and to use it to post student 
positions of which they are aware 
on campus. Alumni up to one year 
out of school may also access the 
Career Center services. 


Sociology professor Meyer Kestnbaum was elected 
chair of the American Sociological Association's Sec- 
don on Peace,War and Social Conflict. Mady Segal, 
also a sociology professor, was awarded the American 
Sociological Association's Robbin Williams Award for 
a Ccareer of Distinguished Contributions to 
Research, Teaching and Service. 

Professor James Handler of die Computer Science 
Department was decorated with an Exceptional Civil- 
ian Service Medal from the U.S.Air Force. Hcndler 
was acknowledged for his outstanding service as a 
member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 
and for his leadership in chairing a landmark study 
tided "Database Migration for Command and Con- 
trol." Hendler was also cited for his contributions to 
the Joint Battiespace Infosphere, and his active 
involvement in advisory boards overseeing USAF 
Command and Control and Intelligence activities. 

Jon Franklin, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who 
helped establish Oterary journalism in daily newspa- 
pers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of die Amer- 
ican Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. A 
1970 graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journal- 
ism and a full professor holding die college's Merrill 
Chair in Journalism, Franklin is the 16th member of 
the organization's Hall of Fame. 

Dianne O'Leary Computer Science/UMIACS, with co- 
authors D. Gilssin and G. Cheok, won the Best Paper 
Award for their contribution to the 19th Annual Sym- 
posium on Automation and Robotics in Construction 
(ISARC 2002). Their paper "Reconstructing Images of 
Bar Codes for Construction Site Object Recognition" 
was selected as top paper out of 88 papers from 20 
countries that were accepted. The conference, spon- 
sored by the International Association for Automation 
and Robotics in Construction, was held in Washing- 
ton D.C. last month. 

Dana Nau, Computer Science/UMIACS, with co- 
authors Tsz-ChiuAu (graduate student) and Hector 
Munzo-Avila (former research scientist), received the 
Best Research Paper Award at die 6th European Con- 
ference on Case-Based Reasoning, for "On the Com- 
plexity of Plan Adaptation by Derivational Analogy in 
a Universal Classical Planning Framework * The Con* 
ference was held last month in Aberdeen, Scodand. 

The University of Maryland Office of Continuing and 
Extended Education (OCEE) recentiy won two Uni- 
versity Continuing Education Association Region D 
2002 awards in the credit program and noncredit 
program development categories. 

The credit program development award recognizes 
a partnership "with the university's Geography and 
Government and Politics departments that provides 
the National Imagery and Mapping Agency a master 
of arts In geography with a custom-designed political 
geography track. The noncredit development award 
honors a collaboration between OCEE and the 
Bureau of National Affairs that culminated in a cus- 
tomized program titled Business Principles in Pub- 
lishing certificate program. Offered onsite and incor- 
porating a distance learning format, employees par- 
ticipated in modules on leadership/change, market- 
ing, managerial accounting and strategic planning. 

The Department of Environmental Safety's combined 
heat and power (CHP) project was selected for a 
2002 Certificate of Recognition by the U. S. Environ- 
mental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of 
Energy. The honor recognizes cost-effective and high 
efficiency CHP projects. 

Vladimir Jlrinec is University Relations' new senior 
systems analyst. He has been working on the division's 
behalf at the University System office with the BSR 
Consortium Support Team for the past three years. 

OCTOBER 22, 2002 

Art Slam: Aha! 

Continued from page 1 

opportunities for middle schoolers. It's been 
proven that the middle school age period is 
crucial to the success of students. It's when 
they find their place, what they like to do. We 
want to step into that void." 

Gabrielic Strauch, associate dean of the col- 
lege and a CPAE board member, received a 
Woodrow Wilson Foundation grant to develop 
school-university partnerships. Through a con- 
versation with CPAE executive director 
George Pelham, it became clear that she want- 
ed to work with and focus on College Park. 
"And I also wanted to focus on schools with 
underrepresented populations." 

A class of '95 history/ government and poli- 
tics alumnus of Maryland, Smith is aware of 
what the university has to offer. Beyond the 
arts, he wants students to see the university as 
a viable option for their futures. He believes in 
the campus' quality educational offerings. "It 
isn't some mysterious place up on a hill that 
you can't get to." 

Many of the exchange members either 
attended the university, work at the university, 
or teach here. Smith says this depth of comitt- 
ment gives the program an even greater foun- 
dation. Combine this with an almost even 
split of community and campus instructors, 
and Smith says the program can only flourish. 
Pelham and CPAE co-executive director Dei- 
dre Heary will teach music and visual arts; 
Laura Lauth, director of the Jimenez-Porter 
Writers House, will co-coordinate a reflection 
piece with Smith; Ben Fisler, a graduate stu- 
dent who coordinates educational outreach 
efforts for the arts center, will teach playwrit- 
ing; and two community members teach visu- 
al arts. 

"When the community and the university 
sit down together in a cooperative environ- 
ment, good things can happen," says Smith. 

Strauch, who attended the first three ses- 
sions, is equally ethused.Tt's been incredibly 
exciting.The kids are completely engaged. It's 
just beautiful." 

So far, the students have explored how 
sound and color may have similar properties, 
and how our senses react to them. Next, they 
broke into groups, and using music as a com- 
mon denominator, created mosaics, word pic- 
tures and a dance piece. They've also created 
brief theatrical pieces to include all the com- 
ponents they've studied. The 10-week pro- 
gram will culminate in an arts showcase. 

"I can't wait to see the final work," says 

A HA I has other plans for university- 
community partnerships. Their Cul- 
tural Connections series will bring 
both groups together for evening events. 
All are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Col- 
lege Park's Old Parish House, 4711 Knox 
Road. All programs are free, open to the 
publics and offer refreshments. Seating, 
though, is limited to the first 80. For more 
information or to RSVP, call (301) 982-9550, 
or Gabriel I e Strauch at (301) 405-2090. Here 
is the schedule: 

• Nov. 4: Finding the Singer in You with 
Carmen Balthrop 

• Dec. 9; Connecting Cultures with 
Roberta Lavine 

• Feb. 10: College Park Poets and Writ- 
ers with Maryland Poet Laureate Michael 

• March 10: Bringing Dinosaurs to Life 
with Thomas Holtz 

In December, AHAI will kick off a book 
club led by Phyllis Peres, associate dean of 
undergraduate studies and director of the 
Terrapin Reading Society, with "The 
Laramie Project" being its first reading. 

Sushi Demonstration Goes Swimmingly 


Sushi chefs from Sushi Co. sliced, diced and rolled fresh salmon, tuna, yellowtail and other sushi 
favorites at the Rossborough Inn's sushi demonstration last week. The event was organized by 
Pamela Whitlow, general manager of the Rossborough. Guests filled the parlor and spilled over 
into other rooms; the success of the event will likely mean future sushi luncheons at the inn. 

Service Desk: Answering the Call, Day and Night 

Continued jhm page 1 


Student Supervisor Troy Bataille, front, helps answer phones at the Service Desk as senior government and politics major Monica 
Zimmerman and senior psychology major Dionne English take calls. Rosabel! Jimenez, a junior business major, helps out with paper 

says it isn't unusal for stu- 
dents to stick around for a 
year or two. 

"It builds their personnel 
management skills. Students 
can be involved in universi- 
ty crises management," such 
as last year's tornado, says 
Schatz.'"This job involves 
somebody who can think 
on their feet and can han- 
dle a lot of information. We 
don't expect you to know 
all the answers, but we 
expect you to know where 
to find the answers. We 
need people who can exer- 
cise independent judge- 

Such as when it's impor- 
tant enough to wake some- 
one up. Full-time work con- 

trol supervisor Garry Dav- 
enport jokes that when he 
first came to the university 
two years ago, student 
employees were hesitant 
about waking "dad" up with 
important calls. "They've 
gotten over that now. If it's 
something I need to know, 
wake me up." 

That hasn't been neces- 
sary too often. Since 90 per- 
cent of the student supervi- 
sors come from the ranks, 
they have the experience 
to determine a call's impor- 
tance. Troy Bataille is an 
example of the level head- 
ed leadership under which 
the students work. A senior 
government and politics 
major, the newly promoted 

supervisor has been with 
the center for just over one 
year. He shares the 50-hour 
per week responsibility 
with a second student man- 

"We're advocates for the 
workers. We handle sched- 
uling difficulties, if people 
need off for exams, who 
can cover the shift. We 
know the staff more per- 
sonally," he says. He also 
helps with hiring. As a resi- 
dent of South Campus 
Commons, Bataille appreci- 
ates the insider informa- 
tion he learns on the job. 
"When things break in the 
halls, you know what's 

Davenport, whose step- 

daughter is in her third year 
at the university, enjoys 
working with "the kids," 
though coming from a cor- 
porate, adult environment 
he was surprised by their 

"The people are great. I 
couldn't be more pleased." 
he says. 

Their customers are 
pleased also. "It's a 'wonder- 
ful service that you can rely 
on " says Cindy Felice, asso- 
ciate director of resident 
life, South Campus."The 
students do a great job in 
understanding facilities 
issues, getting the right peo- 
ple out to the buildings. 
They have been a great 
assistance to our staff." 


It's a Wide Web World 

Outlook's occasional took at interesting university-based Web sites 


a me: Scientific Research on the 
Internet { 

University Affiliation: Run by the 
Department of Sociology and funded by 
The National Science Foundation, this 
Web site is part of the continuing 
research into the impact the recent 
explosion in Internet usage has had on 
society. "Central to this [research]," 
according to the Web site, "is under- 
standing the transformative effect — 
both positive and negative— that the 
Internet has on human behavior and 
how the emerging persistent behaviors 
enable and constrain activities, under- 
standing, knowledge, and culture." 

Features: This main one is the access 
to the latest research data sets. Many of 
these data sets are the answers to tele- 
phone interviews asking people ques- 
tions on everything from party affilia- 
tion to whether they own a cell phone to 
the amount of time they spend listening 
to NPR and how often they watch Judge 

This site is an interactive statistical 
Web site, so it's not geared toward a 
casual surfer. But navigating the site 
and accessing the data sets in a mean- 
ingful way is not difficult. In the "High- 
light on" section of the site links to 
recently collected and analyzed data 
sets are available. Much of the data is 
from the biennial media consumption 
surveys of people 18 years or older con- 
ducted by the PEW Research Center, an 
independent opinion research group 
that conducts periodic surveys of public 
attitudes on the media and the press. 

Clicking on these links open up the 
Web use Data Archive. The default 
option is "browse the codebook." Click- 
ing on this opens the title to the HTML 
codebook containing all the survey 
results. There is a lucid introduction to 
each codebook explaining some of the 
procedures. Following the "Standard 
Variable List" link brings up links to the 
survey questions and respondent 

In a similar codebook set up is the 
General Social Survey (GSS) data, gath- 
ered from 90-minute in-home inter- 
views, and from surveys conducted by 
the EPA and National Geographic. The 
results of an internet usage survey done 
during the winter of 1998 at the univer- 
sity are also available. 

There is also a link on the main page 
to descriptions of the surveys and to the 
homepages of the organizations con- 
ducting them. 

In additon to the media consumption 
surveys, there is a "Web Use link of the 
month." The current one is a link to a 
timeline of computing history ranging 
from 500 B.C. to 2001 A.D. 

The site contains an interactive tutori- 
al in Survey Documentation and Analy- 
sis (SDA) for those interested in taking a 
closer look at the data. But there is still 
much for the casual browser to learn 
about how Americans use their time. 
The fun of this Web site is comparing 
things like your own commute time, 
political leanings and favorite televison 
shows with the rest of the country. 

Samal: Maintaining Quality Program 

Continued from page 1 

side " says Bettye 
Walters, director of 
the college's Cen- 
ter for Govern- 
ment and Corpo- 
rate Veterinary 
Medicine. "He's had 
to make some very 
difficult personnel 
decisions and he's 
able to do this 
because he is very 
dedicated to this 

The veterinary 
medicine college is 
housed both in the 
Avrum Gudelsky 
Veterinary Center 
in College Park and 
on the Blacksburg 
campus of Virginia 
Tech, with most research 
being done in Maryland 
and most courses being 
held in Virginia. The 
school's history of high 
quality research and publi- 
cations covers four compo- 
nents of infectious dis- 
eases; virology, immunolo- 
gy, epldemology and 
pathology. Samal's work 
focuses on creating stable 
vaccines in the poultry and 
cattle industries, two key 
parts of Maryland's agricul- 


Siba Samal, associate dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of 
Veterinary Medicine in the Collage of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 
is known for his quiet, strong leadership. 

tural economic portfolio. 

"The key to achieve this 
quality is to hire top facul- 
ty," says Samal. "Everything 
depends on the faculty. . . 
allowing them to do what 
they want to do." 

"Walters confirms Samal's 
commitment to faculty 
development, saying that 
he encourages them to be 
multifunctional, especially 
in light of tighter budgets, 

"He's utilizing the limit- 
ed resources we have very 

wisely. He challenges you, 
which is a good thing. 
Once you get out of that 
niche, you think 'Wow, I 
can do that.' He's done that 
with me. . .and he trusts 
you to do a good job." 

Samal just wants what's 
best for the college "To be 
highly focused on quality 
publications and research, 
and bring [recognition] to 
the university, that's my 
goal. 1 want to do the best 1 
can do." 

Beardsley: Giving Spirit 

Continued from page 1 

Ithe fact] that faculty and 
staff were making gifts 
(in some cases, very siz- 
able gifts) to the universi- 
ty." In fact, it was widely 
publicized. There was an 
expectation that every- 
one would give back to 
the institution for the 
sake of its mission. 

Beardsley adopted die 
commitment to philan- 
thropy she observed at 
OSU, knowing that, in the 
future, she would make a 
similar investment In her 
university. Now, she 
wants to spread that spir- 
it at Maryland. 

Although the Maryland 
Fund for Excellence typi- 
cally raises unrestricted 
funds for the schools and 
colleges at the university, 
the Faculty and Staff Cam 
paign gives donors a 
broad choice of designations. 

Approximately $32,900, given by 
faculty and staff over the years has 
been designated to the Faculty and 
Staff Assistance Program Emergency 
Loan Fund, which lends a helping 
hand to faculty and staff in times of 
financial crisis. Given the human 
impact of current economic condi- 
tions, Beardsley sees this fund as an 
important example of what the Fac- 
ulty and Staff Campaign is all about. 

"Yes, we want to raise funds for 
academic programs and research. 
These initiatives strengthen the qual- 
ity of our university and our reputa- 


Katherine Beardsley 

don among our peers. Programs like 
the Faculty and Staff Assistance Fund, 
the Health Center, the Center for 
Health and Wellbeing strengthen the 
quality of our community and I hope 
my colleagues will take advantage of 
the opportunity to help out." 

Beardsley succeeds Charles Well- 
ford as chair of the campaign. For 
more information on giving, contact 
Claire Wyrsch at 405-8073 or mdex- 

— Mark Walden, 

assistant director, Maryland Fund for 


Good Health, a Lifelong Pursuit 

Thirty years ago when Daniel 
Leviton worked with a group 
of older adults on campus, the 
idea of including the elderly in an 
academic setting was novel. Thirty 
years later it's become part of the 
curriculum at Maryland as the Adult 
Health and Development Program 
(AHDP). Leviton, a professor of pub- 
lic and community health, designed 
the program acording to a basic phi- 

"The philosophy we've been 
using... is that physical health and 
social well being are predictors of 
healthy aging," said Leviton. "This 
approach is also a way to bring peo- 
ple together to eliminate negative 
stereotypes and tighten the social 

This fall from 60 to 100 elderly 
adults come to Cole Field House to 
spend mornings one-on-one with 
more than 100 Maryland undergradu- 
ates in a unique "real life" setting. 
AHDP matches students and older 
adults, called members, one-on-one, 
for three hours every Saturday in the 
spring and fall.The adults meet with 
students and alumni volunteers for 
exercise, social activity and health 
education.While the activities them- 
selves aren't unique to AHDP the 
bonding of older adults with stu- 
dents is. 

"The key is the individual relation- 
ships," said Leviton. "Each member 
has a student who stays with them 
the entire semester. They make deci- 
sions together about what the mem- 

ber needs for healthy living .The pro- 
gram has helped some members 
reduce or eliminate medication by 
replacing it with exercise and activi- 
ty. And it's good for the older people 
to come to campus." 

Many of the senior citizens, who 
range from very fit to people with 
conditions such as Alzheimer's Dis- 
ease and some in wheelchairs, get so 
much from the program, they return 
year after year.A contingent of Veter- 
ans Ad ministration Nursing Home 
residents, all of whom use wheel- 
chairs, has been coming to AHDP for 
more than 20 years. Like the staff, the 
members have become an ethnically 
diverse group over the 30 years and 
include Asian and Latino members. 

Members aren't alone in their ded- 
ication to the program. Students like 
Chris Lim keep coming back as sen- 
ior staff and group leader volunteers, 
even after they graduate. Iim, now 
27 and a grants management special- 
ist for the U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services, is associate 
director of AHDP"! grew up in the 
program," he says. "I love being 
around people who can teach me so 

AHDP has branched out, taking 
the program to the Veterans Adminis- 
tration Nursing Home in Washington. 
D.C.. and it has become the model 
for a network of similar programs at 
14 other colleges, universities and 
medical institutions. 

"It's good for these adults to come 
to campus. There's electricity here." 



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Pick It Up and Go! 

Dining Services' catering divi- 
sion now offers clients the 
option of picking up their 
orders at several locations on 
campus. Items can be delivered 
to the Union Shop, Commons 
Shop and North Campus Shop, 
the Dairy, the Applause Cafe in 
the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Library, E*M Deli and 
Rudy's Cafe. Coffee, breakfast 
pastries, sandwiches and even 
sushi can be delivered. Stop by 
one of the abovementioned 
sites to pick up a menu, or visit 
www. dining, 

The Cuban Missile Crisis 

Live via Satellite from the Muse- 
um of Television and Radio in 
New York, "The Cuban Missile 
Crisis and Television" will close- 
ly examine television's impact 
■ on the events of the 1962 
Cuban Missile Crisis. Panelists 
include Richard C. Hottekt, for- 
eign correspondent; Donald M. 
Wilson, former acting director, 
United States Information 
Agency and member, Executive 
Committee of the National 
Security Council during the 
Cuban Missile Crisis; Sander 
Vanocur, White House corre- 
spondent. The presentation 
will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22 
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in 4210 
P/Q Hornbake. It is the first of 
two lectures; the second is 
described below. 

"After the Cuban Missile Cri- 
sis: Forty Years of Covering 
Cuba" will explore how the 
electronic press in the United 
States has covered key political 
and cultural events between 
the two countries. Panelists 
include: Andrea Mitchell, chief 
foreign affairs correspondent, 
NBC News; Lucia Newman, 
Havana Bureau chief/corres- 
pondent, CNN; John S. Nichols, 
Pennsylvania State University. 
The presentation will be held 
Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 
to 9 p.m. in 4210T Hornbake. 
For more information, con- 
tact Allan C. Rough at 5-9225 or 


Goktwater Scholarship 

Faculty members and student 
advisors in mathematics, the 
natural sciences and engineer- 
ing are asked to encourage 
their best sophomores and jun- 
iors to attend the Goldwater 
Scholarship Workshop given by 
Robert Infantine. The event 
will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 
from 7 to 9 p.m. in 1250 Biolo- 
gy-Psychology Building. 

The Goldwater scholarship is 
for U.S. citizens who intend to 
pursue research careers. Gold- 
water scholars receive $7,500 
for one year. The campus dead- 
line is Nov. 25, and the founda- 
tion deadline is Feb. 1, 2003. 

For more information, con- 
tact Camilie Stillwell at (301) 
314-1289 or, 
or visit 

Library Department Reopens with Fanfare 


University Libraries recently held a festive program for the reopening of its 
Government Documents/Maps Department. Participating in the ribbon cutting 
ceremony were, from left, Keith Cogdill, outreach librarian at the National 
Library of Medicine and a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of Information 
Studies; Ernest (Gil) Baldwin, director of Library Program Services, Government 
Printing Office; Lori Goetsch, director of Public Services representing Dean of Libraries 
Charles Lowry; Francis J. Buckley jr., U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, University President Dan 
Mote Jr. and Marianne Ryan, regional librarian and head of government documents and 
maps. An exhibit and lots of prizes and refreshments were also a part of the festivities. 

LeFrak Lectureship 

The Urban Studies and Plan- 
ning Program announces the 
2002 LeFrak Lectureship, fea- 
turing urban planner Chester 
Hartman, president of the 
Poverty & Race Research 
Action Council. There are 
three events: 

• Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m.: 
Seminar, "The Planner as 
Social Justice Activist"; Mary- 
land Room (0100 Marie Mount 

« Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.: Lec- 
ture, "The Case for a Right to 
Housing" ;Architecture Lecture 
Hall (0204 Architecture). 

• Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 
a.m.: Seminar, "Further Explo- 
ratioas of 'The Case for a Right 
to Housing'"; School of Archi- 
tecture Conference Room 

(1 2 1 3 Architecture) 

For more information, contact 
D. Saunders at (301) 405-6789 

Philosophy Colloquium 

The Committee for Philosophy 
and the Sciences presents 
Michael Silberstein on Thurs- 
day, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. in 1 1 16 
IPST Building. Silberstein is 
associate professor of philoso- 
phy at Elizabethtown College. 
He is an NEH Fellow who has 
published and delivered papers 
on both philosophy of science 
and philosophy of mind. His 
primary research interests are 
philosophy of physics and phi- 
losophy of cognitive neuro- 
science. His most recent book 
is "The Blackwell Guide to Phi 
losophy of Science" (co-edited 
with Peter Machamer), pub- 

lished in 2002, in which he has 
a chapter entitled "Reduction, 
Emergence and Explanation." 
For more information, con- 
tact the committee office at 
(301) 405-5691 or hp26@umail., or visit http://carnap. 

Physics Colloquia 

The Physics Department is con- 
ducting a series of colloquia 
this semester. All colloquia are 
free of charge and are held in 
1410 Physics Building at 4 p.m. 
on Tuesdays unless otherwise 
indicated. CoDoquia are open 
to the public and refreshments 
are offered at a modest price 
starting at 3:30 p.m. The follow- 
ing is the fall 2002 schedule: 

• Oct. 22, Hans V Klapdor, Max 
Planck Insdtut, Heidelberg, Ger- 
many: First Evidence for Neutri- 
noless Double Beta Decay and 

• Oct. 29, Virginia Trimble, Uni- 
versity of Maryland, Astronomy: 
Emergent Structure: The First 
Two Centuries of the First Two 

• Nov. 5, Gwyn Williams, Jeffer- 
son Lab: Frontiers of Materials 
Science with Light from Accel- 

• Nov. 12, Katharine Gebbie, 
National Institute of Standards 
and Technology (NIST): Great 
Women Physicists I have Known 

• Nov. 19, Distinguished Scholar- 
Teacher Lecture. S. James Gates, 
University of Maryland: Why 
Einstein Would Love Spaghetti 
In Fundamental Physics (in 
Room 1412 Physics) 

• Dec. 3, Rita Sambruna, George 
Mason University: The Physics 
of Jets: What Have We Learned 
So Far? 

■ Dec, 10, Aharon Kapitulnik, 
Laboratory for Advanced Mate- 

rials: Search For Corrections to 
Newton's Gravity at Sub-Mm 

For more information, call 
the Physics Department at 
(301) 405-3401 or visit www. 

School of Music Family 

The School of Music presents a 
family concert titled "The Child 
and the Magic Spells" on Sun- 
day Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., with the 
University of Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra, Maryland 
Opera Studio and University 
Chorale and featuring Carmen 
Balthrop, soprano. James Ross 
directs. The free event, an 
encore performance of Ravel's 
L' enfant et les sortileges (in 
French with English sub tides), 
will be held in the Dekelboum 
Concert Hall of the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
For more information, or to 
view the School of Music's 
complete November calendar, 

Physics is Phim 

The Physics Department pres- 
ents its Physics Is Phun lecture 
series, "Good Vibrations," on 
vibrations with applications to 
sound and light. Come early 
and make a ouija windmill. 
Hands-on experiments at 7 
p.m.;formal lecture from 7:30 
to 8:30 p.m. The program is 
repeated on Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday evenings at the 
same time and place. 

For more information, con- 
tact Richard E. Berg at (301) 
405-5994 or reberg@physics., or visit www. physics, 
umd . e du/lecdem .