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Vol u me 1 S • Number o, • November j , zooz 

Communities a 
Group Effort 

Faculty, staff and students 
say intense collaboration 
is why the campus' living- 
1 earning communities attract 
hundreds of students and 
national attention. By working 
together from idea to inception, 
each group contributes to the 
creation of an enriching envi- 
ronment for undergraduate and 
graduate students. 

Apparently U.S. News and 
World Report found Maryland's 
living-learning communities 
noteworthy as well, ranking 
them 3rd nationally in a new 
category focusing on the under- 
graduate experience. Robert 
Hampton, dean for undergradu- 
ate studies, says the recognition 
proves that the university is 
doing the right thing for its stu- 

"It provides some external 
validation of the things we 
chose to do years ago," he says. 
"Are we perfect? No. Are we 
ahead of our peers? Yes." 

Ten living and learning com- 
munities have emerged as a 
result of the patnership 
between Resident Life and Aca- 
demic Affairs: Beyond the Class- 
room, CIV1CUS, College Park 
Scholars, Gemstone, Global 
Communities, Honors, H in man 
CEOs Program, Language 
House, Honors Humanities and 
Jimenez-Porter Writers' House. 
A few grow by invitation and 
others add members through 
applications. Some, such as Col- 
lege Park Scholars, work with 
students during their first two 
years. Other communities, such 
as Beyond the Classroom, are 
geared toward upperclassmen. 

"It provides an enriched edu- 
cational experience for the stu- 
dents," says Deb Grandner, asso- 
ciate director of resident life, 
North Campus. "It makes a big 
school small and provides ways 
for faculty and staff to collabo- 
rate on behalf of students." 

Kevin Baxter can testify to 
the benefits of a close-knit com- 
munity. A former College Park 
Scholar and history department 
alumnus 001), Baxter credits 
the program for his successful 
college career— and his current 
job as student services coordi- 
nator for the community. 

"When I was coming into 
Scholars in '96, it was this amaz- 
ing, experiential learning expe- 
rience," he says. There were 
fewer living-learning communi- 
ties then, so compedtion was 
stiff. Baxter says he sees less of 
this as the campus creates more 
opportunities for students to 

See RANKINGS, page 3 

Musical Trio to Perform World Premiere Work 

This weekend, three internationally 
acclaimed musicians will perform 
a world premiere program that 
was commissioned by the Clarice Smidi 
Performing Arts Center and written by a 
Pulitzer Prize— winning composer. 

The Grand Trio, composed by David 
Del Tredici, features Beethoven's Piano 
Trio in E-Flat major (14 variations on 
an Original Theme), Op. 44; and 
Brahms' Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8. 
It will be performed by the Kalichstein- 
Laredo-Robinson Trio in the Elsie and 
Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall of 
the Clarice Smith Center on Saturday, 
Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. 

As Del Tredici 's first piano trio, The 
Grand Trio was written specifically for 
the musicians because Del Tredici was 
"inspired by the boldness, virtuosity and 
open-heartedness of their playing." 

Since their debut at President Jimmy 
Cartf-v inauguration in January 1977, 
pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime 
Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have 

shared classic works and new repertoire 
with loyal audiences around the world 
with no change in personnel. One of 
few chamber music ensembles to retain 
all its original members, the Kaiichstein- 
Laredo- Robinson Trio balances the 
careers of three internationally acclaimed 
soloists and maintains its musical mission 
through both close personal friendships 
and a strong dedication to music. 

Audiences from around the world 
have marveled at the technical mastery 
and expressive depth of the musicians 
and to commemorate this landmark 25th 
anniversary, the complete Beethoven or 
Beethoven/Shostakovich cycles and per- 
formances with Bill McLaughlin of St. 
Paul Sunday will join their already 
diverse offerings. 

Tickets for the Kalichstein-Laredo- 
RobinsonTrio — "one of the most sensi- 
tive and intelligent piano trios in the 
world today," according to The New York 
Times — are $30, $5 for students. For 
ticket information, call (301) 405-ARTS, 

Comic Relief at the Clarice Smith Center 

Armed with rapid-fire 
wordplay and satire- 
laden humor, two comedians 
will poke fun at a variety of 
topics including some post- 
e lee don day humor during 
two performances this week. 

Comedians Marc Maron 
and Roy Zimmerman team 
up for two nights of comic 
relief on Nov. 6 and 7 at 8 
p.m. in the Ina and Jack Kay 
Theatre of the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, with 
a question-and-answer ses- 
sion immediately following 
each show. 

Known for his standup 
comedy on "The Late Show 
with David Letterman" and 

his frequent appearances on 
"Late Night with Conan 
O'Brien," Maron has the abili- 
ty to engage his audience as a 
storyteller with an intelli- 
gence that digs deep into 
subjects illuminating com- 
mon truths that may go 
unseen. Maron nffs on sub- 
jects ranging from corporate 
domination of the planet to 
why die cooking channel is 
the only iiire television. 

Guitar-t >ting 
songwriter/satirist Roy Zim- 
merman is proud to be left- 
leaning during a time in 
which the term "liberal" is 
less than popular. He sings a 
compelling combination of 

socially conscious comedy 
and original music and has 
been described as "Lenny 
Bruce meets Ani DeFranco 
meets Phil Ochs in Brian Wil- 
son 's living room." 

In addition to the two tick- 
eted performances, "A Con- 
versation with Comedian 
Marc Maron" will take place 
on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 
5:30 p.m. in the Kay Theatre. 
During this free event Maron 
will talk about how he cre- 
ates his material and what's 
next in his career. Tickets to 
the Wednesday and Thursday 
events featuring Maron and 
Zimmerman are $25, $5 for 

Army, University 
Combine to Form 
Leadership School 

The James MacGregor Bums 
Academy of Leadership has 
joined forces with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers to develop a 
comprehensive leadership de- 
velopment program for the corps, 

"The Corps' goal," notes Fran 
Nurthen, the academy's director of 
federal programs, "is to develop 
leadership at all levels of the 

Working with the Maccoby 
Group and the Gallup Organiza- 
tion, the academy "will develop a 
series of workshops for corps' exe- 
cutives, middle managers, coaches 
and emerging leaders. The work- 
shops will help create a common 
leadership language, and help team 
members understand and develop 
unique leadership talents. As a first 
step, the academy will deliver a 
"leadership for learning" course to 
hundreds of corps members in 
half a dozen cities around the 
country over the next few months. 

Nurthen is former chief of human 
resource development at the Army 
Corps and has more than 30 years 
of experience in federal govern- 
ment service. His expertise is in 
workforce development, executive 
development, leadership selection, 
program planning and evaluation 
and labor and employee relations. 

First Book 
Project Aims to 
Stimulate Readers 

Colorful posters line the 
walls of the undergraduate 
studies office representing 
books incoming freshmen have 
read since 1995 as part of the uni- 
versity's First Book project. It is a 
varied list. 

Poetry, a young girl's diary, a sci- 
fi classic, tales of people attempt- 
ing to control nature and a man's 
internal struggle with Vietnam are 
just some of the subjects of past 
texts. And, of course, this year's 
account of a gay man's murder in 
Wyoming. Phyllis Peres, associate 
dean of undergraduate studies and 
director of the Terrapin Reading 
Society, says the volunteer selec- 
tion committee, which is volun- 
teer-driven, strives to make each 
year's choice thought provoking. 

"We try not to use books stu- 
dents read in high school. When 
deciding on a book, we ask 'Is it a 
great piece of literature? What is its 
contextual value?' We're looking 
for work our students will read, 
and will speak to first year stu- 
dents in a significant way," says 
Peres. The committee also tries to 
find hooks faculty will find engag- 

See FIRST BOOK, page 4 

NOVEMBER 5, 200 2 




ovember 5 

RSVP by today to 4-8385 for 
the Children of Faculty and 
Staff Information Night on 
Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in 
1 140 Plant Sciences. See For 
Your Interest, page 4. 

2-3 p.m., Assessing for 
Transformation 6137 McKel- 
din library. The Office of Infor- 
mation Technology, the Univer- 
sity of Maryland Libraries and 
the Center for Teaching Excel- 
lence present Gary Brown as 
the second speaker in their 
series "Teaching, Learning, 
Technology?" For more infor- 
mation, contact Paulette Robin- 
son at 5-3011 or probinso®, or visit www.oit.umd. 
edu/AS/speakerseries . html . 

4 p.m.. Frontiers of Materi- 
als Science with Light from 
Accelerators Physics Lecture 
Hall. With Gwyn Williams of 
Jefferson Laboratory. Free Phsy- 
ics colloquium with refresh- 
ments served at 3:30 p.m. for a 
small fee. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-3401. 


lovember 6 

Postponed: One Day Used 
Booksale Hombake Library. 
Was to open at 8 a.m. to facul- 
ty, staff and students with UM 
ID. For more information, call 
5-9125 or visit www.lib.umd. 
edu/booksale .html. 

noon-1 p.m.. Constructing 
Socio-Cultural Specific Pro- 
grams to Meet Student 
Success Needs 01 14 Coun- 
seling Center, Shoemaker Build- 
ing. For more information, con- 
tact Vivian Boyd at 4-7675 or, or visit 
www. inform . umd. edu/Campus 
Info/De partments/Counseling/ 
Calendar/c al_rnd . htm . 

noon, Talking with Some- 
one about Alcohol and Drugs 

See For Your Interest, page 4. 

7 p.m.. School of Architec- 
ture 2002 Lecture Series 

Lecture Hall 0204, School of 
Architecture. Presenting the 
School of Architecture 2002 
Lecture Series with David E. 
Miller, FA1A, Partner.The 
Miller/Hull Partnership in Seat- 
tie, Washington and a tenured 
Professor of Architecture at the 

A Cappella at the Chapel 

Don't miss this free concert on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. 
A part of Homecoming Week, the 8th Annual A Cappella at 
the Chapel promises to be an evening filled with music 
provided by some of our campus' talented student groups. This 
year's performers will be Voices of Truth, Faux Paz, Pandemoni- 
UM, Treblemekers and the Generics. Performing again this year is 
the Hometowne USA men's barbershop chorus. For more infor- 
mation, contact Julie Luce at (301) 314-9866 or 

University of Washington. The 
Miller/Hull Partnership's design 
activities cover a wide range of 
projects including laboratories, 
nature centers, schools and 
higher education facilities, cor- 
porate offices, community cen- 
ters and residences. For more 
information, contact Ann 
Petrone 5-6283- 

7 p.m.. Free International 
Film Hoff Theater, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. "Show Me Love 
(F-ing Amal)" is a film about 
two girls— a bored, popular 
would-be hipster and a melan- 
choly outsider — who discover 
love in small-town Sweden. In 
Swedish with English subtitles. 
Directed by Lukas Moodysson, 
1998, 89 min. The film will be 
introduced by Rose-Marie 
Oster of Germanic Studies and 
Women's Studies and is part of 
the International Film Series. 
For more information, see www. 


november 7 

9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Treasure 
Maps; Picture Your Way to 
Success 1 101U Chesapeake. 
Workshop participants will 
learn strategies for clarifying 
goals and unleashing the 
power of their untapped abili- 
ties and strengths. Cost: $ 105. 
For more information .contact 
Natalie Torres at 5-5651 or 
trainde v@accmail , umd . edu . 

noon-2 p.m., 2002 Terp Red 

Out Stamp Student Union. 
Trade in aT-Shirt from another 
university and receive a brand 
new Terps T-shirt. For more 
information, contact vpadmin- 

4-5 p.m.. Distinguished 
Scholar Teacher Lecture 

1524 Van Munching Hall. The 
third presentation in this year's 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture Series wUl be given by 
M. Susan Taylor from the 

Robert H. Smith School of Busi- 
ness. For more information, 
contact Rhonda M alone at 5- 
250? or 

4:30 p.m., What can you do 
with a Physics Education, 
in Addition to Becoming a 
Professor? 1204 Physics. A 
physics alumna and two of her 
colleagues from the Institute 
for Defense Analyses will speak 
about what physics teaches 
that makes physicists market- 
able to a variety of industries. 
For more information, contact 
Karrie Sue Hawbaker at 5-5945 

5-7 p.m., 2002 Terp Red Out 

Dining Halls. See noon-2 p.m. 

6:30-8 p.m.. Children of 
Faculty and Staff Informa- 
tion Night See For Your Inter- 
est, page 4. 

7-9 p.m., NSF Graduate Fel- 
lowship Workshop 0106 
Francis Scott Key. Faculty mem- 
bers and student advisors in 
the life sciences, physical sci- 
ences, social sciences, mathe- 
matics, computer science and 
engineering are asked to en- 
courage their best sophomores 
and juniors to attend the NSF 
Graduate Fellowship Workshop 
given by Gerald Miller (Miller 
administered the application 
and evaluation phases of the 
NSF program for two years). 
The workshop is directed 
toward students who will be 
eligible to apply in fall 2003 or 
later. For more information, 
contact Camille Stillwell at 4- 
1289 or, or 

november 8 

RSVP by today for the Eti- 
quette Dinner. See For Your 
Interest, page 4. 

10 a.m.-noon. Staying on 
Track in a Market Down- 

Building a Better Respirator: 
A Human- Centered Approach 

Imagine that you are a 
coal miner crawling 
through tunnels hun- 
dreds of feet below 
ground, an asbestos abate- 
ment worker removing aging 
insulation from homes and 
offices, or a firefighter search- 
ing through smoke and 
flames for injured victims. 
Your life — and perhaps the 
lives of others — depends on 
your ability to perform your 
job effectively. 

But there's a catch:Your 
work requires use of a respira- 
tor, which protects you from 
hazardous fumes and airborne 
particles, but also interferes 
with your performance. 

Arthur Johnson, a biological 
resources engineer, has spent 
years studying the effects of 
respirators on their wearers. 
They interfere, he says, with 
breathing, vision, heat 
exchange, and , most fre- 
quently, communications. 

"Two individuals wearing 
respirators standing only 1 
meter apart can only under- 
stand about half the words 
spoken if no context is given " 
says Johnson. "At 9 meters, 
they can't understand each 
other at all." And phone con- 
versations are almost impossi- 
ble unless new protocols are 

adopted based on Johnson's 
research. By holding the 
phone by their mouths to 
talk, ending statements with 
the word "over," and moving 
the phone to their ears to lis- 
ten to the response, workers 
can greatly increase the accu- 
racy of their communications. 

Some problems vary with 
work levels. Vision, for exam- 
ple, Is important primarily 
during low levels of exertion, 
while respiration becomes 
difficult during periods of 
high exertion. Unfortunately, 
says Johnson, "you can't satis- 
fy all the problems all the 
time. There are trade-offs." 
The best solution at present, 
he believes, is to design respi- 
rators to meet specific needs. 

Johnson and his graduate 
students are currently work- 
ing on a two-year contract for 
the National Institutes for 
Occupational Safety and 
Health.Their goal: to develop 
recommendations for certifi- 
cation standards for a multi- 
purpose air purifying head 
helmet respirator. Johnson 
also hopes to get funding for 
development of a "smart sys- 
tem" respirator for firefighters 
that would allow their loca- 
tion and various vital signs to 
be monitored. 

turn 1 101 U Chesapeake Build- 
ing. A seminar for people try- 
ing to understand and cope 
with equity market fluctua- 
tions. Cost: $15. For more 
information, contact Natalie 
Torres at 5-565 1 or traindev® 

noon-2 p.m., 2002 Terp 
Red Out Stamp Student Union 

and Dining Halls. See Nov. 7. 

november 11 

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT 
Shortcourse Training: . 
Microsoft Word Level 3 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Participants will work 
with styles, create form tem- 
plates, add graphics to docu- 
ments, use features that simpli- 
fy working with large docu- 
ments and more. Prerequisite: 
MS Word Level 2 or equivalent 
knowledge. The class fee is 
$90. For more information and 
to register, visit www.oit.umd. 
edu/sc or contact Jane S. 
Wieboldt at 5-0443 or 

i t-t raining® umail . umd . edu . 

1 p.m., Ge omental it y in a 
Cross-Cult ural Context 

1124 LeFrak. Hong-key Yoon of 
the University of Auckland will 
lead the seminar. For more infor- 
mation, e-mail 
or visit 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit 

calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-wow stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar Information for Outlook is compiled from a combination of inforM's 
master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the data of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 
405-7615 or send e-mail to 


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Broadcasting and Cable magazine's 200, 000- plus photo archive is being named after long-time Editor in Chief 
Donald West, third from left. He is shown with Charles Lowry, dean of Libraries; Ramsey Woodworth, 
Broadcast Pioneers Educational Fund; West; Chuck Howell, curator. Library of American Broadcasting; and 
Harry Jessell, editor in chief, Broadcasting and Cable magazine. 

designed to "commemorate the 
progress of broadcasting 
through its first quarter centu- 
ry. They turned out to be a 
love letter on canvas to a medi- 
um about which [Taishoff and 
McGill] cared so much." The 
murals will one day welcome 
visitors to the library's newly 
renovated facility in Hornbake. 
For more information about 
the library and its collections, 
visit www.lib.umd :edu/UMGP/ 

that the pictures would be "of 
enormous value to other jour- 
nalists and scholars." He says 
the magazine will continue to 
donate current photographs 
"so long as we publish." 

The library already houses 
another major broadcasting 
and cable collection — the 
papers of founder and first 
Editor in Chief Sol Taishoff. 
"Together, they give a detailed 
record of the Inner workings 
Of this extremely influential 

publication " says Howell; 

Taishoff s son, Lawrence, is 
also donating a set of four his- 
toric murals depicting the his- 
tory, and promise, of radio and 
television. The elder Taishoff 
reportedly commissioned the 
murals in 1945 to commemo- 
rate National Radio Week. They 
were designed by his friend, 
Westinghouse's radio advertis- 
ing manager, William McGill. 
Archives honoree Donald West 
says the four mural set was 

Rankings: Maryland Living-Learning 3rd in the Nation 

Continued from page 1 

learn in such an environment. 

Kathy McAdams, executive director of 
College Park Scholars, the largest of the 
communities, says living-learning units cre- 
ate cohesive, productive student groups 
through division. From the beginning of 
their college careers, Scholars, for exam- 
ple, are divided into one of 12 areas of 
study and will live on a floor with people 
in at least two of their courses. "It really 
eases that transition." 

Cindy Felice, Grandner's counterpart on 
the south side, uses the word "seamless" to 
describe how living-learning communities 
affect campus life connections. Because of 
the "smorgasboard" of opportunities at the 
university, she says it is helpful to have one 
place as a center for a student's life and 
studies. In some cases, the communities are 
natural outgrowths of academic pursuits. 

"Writers have always collected them- 
selves into social groups," says Laura Lauth, 
director of Jimenez-Porter. She was also 
instrumental in the development of the 
Global Communities program, the newest 
group. Both reside in Dorchester Hall. "It's 
not unusual to have a house set aside, but 
there's never really been an undergraduate 
house like this." 

Creating a living-learning community 
takes more than just collecting people into 
one place, however. When Resident life 
and leaders within Academic Affairs first 
began putting ideas to paper through the 
Committee on the Academic Environment 
in 1988, it was clear that in order to create 
vibrant communities, various members of 
the campus would need to be committed 
to such an important enterprise, A com- 
mittee was formed to develop guidelines 

for living-learning communities, think 
through funding and staffing issues and to 
create a process for approving proposals. 
No community begins without one to two 
years of planning. Purpose, mission, roles 
of faculty and staff are all discussed to make 
sure a community is viable and necessary. 

"There are a lot of key players in this: 
resident life, an academic department, resi- 
dential facilities, students," says Felice. 
"Deep and strong roots have contributed 
to their success, not random concepts. The 
strength of the programs is built on dedi- 
cation to primary principles. Without 
them, the value and success of living-learn- 
ing communities is diluted." 

Ten criteria must be met in order for an 
idea to become a living-learning communi- 
ty, among them the requirement that pro- 
grams give faculty significant roles inside 
and outside of the classroom. "The faculty 
connection may be the cornerstone," says 
McAdams. "Faculty are central." 

Baxter is even more effusive in high- 
lighting the role of faculty. "They're the 
lifeblood of every program. Their passion 
and enthusiasm. so refreshing. What it 
does for the students is incredible." 

Al Gardner, a now-retired member of the 
human development faculty, joined Col- 
lege Park Scholars as its director of the 
advocates for children program in 1995. 
He stayed put until May 2002.The experi- 
ence meant a lot to him, as well. 

"You have more involvement with the 
students. It was the best experience I ever 
had as a college professor. I feel fortunate 
to have had it." 

Student statistics further demonstrate 
the communities' success. McAdams cites 

90 percent retention overall and more 
than 80 percent retention for College Park 

"The five-year graduation rate is 10 per- 
cent higher than the rest of the university. 
Clearly there's something good about 
coming in through College Park Scholars," 
she says. 

McAdams' comments illustrate another 
community criterion: Programs should re- 
flect the university's priorities of recruiting, 
retaining and graduating the broad array of 
students who enroll at the university. 

So a solid foundation has been laid with 
input from all interested and affected par- 
ties. The university shows its commitment 
by giving resources and manpower. Facul- 
ty, through extracurricular activities and 
seminars, give extra doses of their time. 
Student leaders coordinate community 
outreach programs. The student-residents 
excel. But what about students not living 
in such an environment? 

"I believe they should all have it," says 
McAdams. "Dean Hampton says that all stu- 
dents should have the opportunity that 
wiU fit them, that's why there are so many 
new communities." 

Within the last two years, three new 
communities were launched and a few 
proposals are in the pipeline for others. 
McAdams, and others, stress that living- 
learning communities are not about exclu- 
sion, but about the successful engagement 
of students in the university and the 
greater community. 

"The rest of the university must recog- 
nize that it's not just about T-shirts and 
pizza," says McAdams. "We're delivering a 
supercharged [student]." 

Broadcasting and Cable Photo Archives Donated to Maryland 

They represent the histo- 
ry of radio and televi- 
sion going back some 
71 years. And now, the photo 
archives of Broadcasting and 
Cable magazine have found a 
new home at the university's 
Library of American Broadcast- 
ing (LAB). 

"The 200,000 plus images 
cover almost the entire history 
of the medium," says Library 
Curator Chuck Howell. "Execu- 
tives, performers, politicians, 
technicians and visionaries — if 
they were influential in radio 
or television, you can find 
them here." 

The archives have been 
named in honor of Donald V 
West, who joined the magazine 
in 1953 and was the chief edi- 
tor from 1982 to 2001. Today 
he is a member of the Library 
of American Broadcasting's 
board of directors and chairs 
Broadcasting and Cable's Hall 
of Fame. 

Published since 1931, Broad- 
casting and Cable is consid- 
ered to be the "bible" of the 
industry. Editor in Chief Harry 
JesseU says, "It's comforting to 
know the collection is in good 
hands." Jessell joined a number 
of broadcast industry notables, 
Libraries Dean Charles Lowry, 
LAB board members and staff 
to celebrate the donation dur- 
ing ceremonies at the library's 
new facilities on the third 
floor of Hornbake Library last 

Jessell told the assemblage 


Psychology Chair Bill Hall has 
been appointed to a three-year 
term as a member of the Advi- 
sory Committee for die Social, 
Behavioral and Economic Sci- 
ences Directorate of the 
National Science Foundation. 

James Grunig, professor of 
public relations, will receive the 
James W Schwartz Award for Dis- 
tinguished Service to Journalism 
and Communication, the highest 
honor conferred by Iowa State 
University's Greenlee School of 
Journalism and Communication. 
Grunig, who received a bache- 
lor's degree in agricultural jour- 
nalism from Iowa State in 1964, 
was presented with the award 
at the Greenlee school's annual 
alumni homecoming reception 
earlier this month. 

Robert N. Gaines, associate 
professor of communication, 
accepted the directorship of 
the Honors Humanities pro- 
gram in the College of Arts and 
Humanities. He will serve a 
three-year term. 

Several School of Public Affairs 
faculty have recently been hon- 
ored. Herman Daly was award- 
ed the "Medal of the Presidency 
of the Italian Republic" in cere- 
monies held at the Pio Manzu 
International Research Center 
in Rimini, Italy on Oct. 20. The 
award was in recognition for his 
work in developing the idea of 
a steady-state economy. Daly was 
one of 10 from around the world 
to receive this honor, including 
two other Americans, biologist 
Edward O. Wilson and mathe- 
matician Benoit Mandelbrot. 

Jacques S. Gansler, the 
Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public 
Policy and Private Enterprise, 
and Shelley Metzenbaum, visit- 
ing professor and senior fellow, 
have both been elected Fellows 
of the National Academy of Pub- 
lic Administration. NAPA is an 
independent, nonpartisan orga- 
nization chartered by Congress 
to assist the government in 
improving its effectiveness. The 
university now boasts 10 NAPA 
Fellows, nine of whom are 
MSPA faculty. 

Thomas C. Schelling, Dis- 
tinguished University Professor, 
was awarded the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
in Policy Analysis by the RAND 
Graduate School. 

G. Edward DeSeve has been 
awarded the S. Kenneth Howard 
Award by the American Society 
for Public Administration, Asso- 
ciation of Budgeting and Finan- 
cial Management. The award 
recognizes "the exemplary work 
and professional integrity of an 
individual who has devoted a 
significant part of his or her 
public service career to the 
advancement of public budget- 
ing and financial management." 

NOVEMBER 5, 2002 

International Travel Grants 

Full-time faculty members are 
invited to submit proposals to 
the InternationalTravel Fund 
Committee for support to con- 
duct research overseas. Awards 
are made for economy class 
travel and it is presumed that 
other sources of support, par- 
ticularly from the appropriate 
department or college, are 
being applied to the project. 

The purpose of the awards is 
to provide seed funds for proj- 
ects of major significance. The 
International Travel Fund Com- 
mittee, composed of four facul- 
ty members, will evaluate the 
proposals in accordance with 
the guidelines listed at www, The deadline 
for proposals for International 
Travel Grants is Nov. 15. 

For more information, con- 
tact Pernille Levine at 5-7158 or 

Talking with Someone 
about Alcohol and Drugs 

Are you not sure what to say to 
someone about their alcohol or 
drug use-even your children? 
Leah McGrath, coordinator of 
substance abuse prevention, 
will help you find effective 
ways to approach someone 
about these issues on Wednes- 
day, Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. 
The workshop is part of the 
Brown Bag Lunch series run by 
the Center for Health and Well- 
being and will be held in 0121 
Campus Recreation Center 
(CRQ. The Center for Health & 
Wellbeing is a satellite office of 
the University Health Center. 
CRC membership is not neces- 
sary to attend programs. 

For more information, call 
(301) 314-1493 or e-mail 
treger® health . umd. edu . 

Etiquette Dinner 

Learn the tricks of the trade at 
the dining table. Anna Hart, 
protocol and etiquette consult- 
ant, will guide participants 
through a dining tutorial during 
a four-course meal. The event 
will take place Thursday, Nov. 
14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the 
University Golf Course. RSVP 
by Nov. 8; payment deadline 
($10 per person) is Nov. 1 1. 
Proper attire is required. 

For more information, con- 
tact Llatetra Brown at (301) 
403-2728, ext. 1 1 or Llatetra®, or visit 

Children off Faculty and 
Staff Information Night 

All university employees who 
have children interested in 
becoming aTerp may attend 
the annual Children of Faculty 
and Staff Information Night on 
Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 8 
p.m. in 11 40 Plant Sciences. 

The reception is designed to 
inform university employees 
and their children about the 
admissions process and how 

their relationship with the uni- 
versity factors into that process, 
and to provide information 
concerning tuition remission 

RSVP by Nov. 5 to (301) 314- 
8385. For more information, 
contact Shonda Gray at (301) 
3 14-8757 or sagray ©deans, umd. 
edu, or visit 

Call for Proposals: 

TA Development Grants 

The Center forTeaching Excel- 
lence, tn conjunction with the 
Graduate School, announces its 
third annual Call for Proposals 
for the academic year 2002- 
2003 TA Development Grants. 

The CTE will award a num- 
ber of small grants (ranging 
from $500 to $3,000) to depart- 
ments and colleges working to 
improve the development, sup- 
port and recognition of gradu- 
ate teaching assistants. Informa- 
tion including criteria for evalu- 
ation and award, examples of 
previously funded proposals 
and proposal guidelines can be 
found at 
CTE (follow the Grants &Awards 
link toTA Development Grants). 

The deadline for submitting 
proposals is Monday, Dec. 2. 
Two copies of the application 
materials should be sent to 
Dina Longhitano, Coordinator, 
Center forTeaching Excellence, 
0405 Marie Mount Hall. 

For more information, contact 
Dina Longhitano at (301) 314- 

Flowers after the Funeral 

Richard Cox of the School of 
Information Studies, University 
of Pittsburgh, will speak on the 
spate of book publishing, docu- 
mentation projects, memorials 
and museum exhibits about the 
events of Sept. 11,2001 in 
"Flowers after the Funeral: the 
Meaning of Libraries, Archives 
and Museums in the Post 9/11 
World "on Thursday Nov. 14 
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 
Special Events Room, 6th floor 
McKeldin Library. 

For more information, con- 
tact Marietta Plank at 5-2033 or, or 

Writers Here and Mow 

The Creative Writing Depart- 
ment presents a reading by 
alumna Joelle Biele on Wednes- 
day Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the 
Special Events Room, 6th floor 
McKeldin Library. A book sign- 
ing will follow the reading. 
Admission is free. 

Biele, a Fulb right scholar, has 
published in many literary jour- 
nals such as Antioch Review, 
Hubbub and Indiana Review. 
She has taught American litera- 
ture and creative writing at the 
University of Oldenburg in Ger- 
many and has served as a lec- 
turer in the English depart- 

For more information, con- 
tact Don Berger at 5-3820 or 

CYC Halloween Hullabaloo 


Super heroes, 
prmcesses, kitty 
cats, firemen and 
more attended a 
Halloween party at the 
Center for Young 
Children last week. 
Above, a group of 3- 
and 4-year-olds listen 
as their teacher tells 
them a pre-costume 
parade story Alorah 
Van Tassell, right, sits 
pretty as Cinderella. 

First Book: 

Continued from page 1 

ing and teachable across disci- 

About mid-fall, a call is put 
out for book suggestions. 
Approximately a dozen facul- 
ty, staff and students from all 
over the university serve on 
the selection committee. Mem- 
bers use the January academic 
break to read finalists and come 
back in the spring to discuss 
their choices. Last year's book, 
poet Lucille Clifton's "Blessing 
of the Boats: New and Selected 
Poems 1988-2000,"was the 
first book of poetry chosen. 

"Several classes used the 
book," says Peres. "When she 
came on campus, it was stand- 
ing room only." 

Peres says there were long 
discussions about this year's 
choice. Some of the finalists 
were "Out of Place: A Memoir" 
by Edward Said, a Palestinian 
critical theorist at Columbia 
University, and "Young Men 
and Fire" by Norman Maclean. 
It told the story of and the les- 
sons learned from a post- 
World War n mass forest fire in 
Montana that killed 13 smoke 

"This year, we needed a spe- 
cial book. So many things hap- 
pened on campus, both won- 
derful and terrible," says Peres, 
who mentioned that this is the 
first time a play was chosen. 
"We thought, how can we 
address issues of community?" 

What they came up with 
was "The Laramie Project," 
which is based on a play by 
Moises Kaufman and members 
of the Tectonic Theater Pro- 
ject. Without re-enacting the 


murder or introducing 
Matthew Shepard as a charac- 
ter, the play explores how his 
beating death at the hands of 
two local men affected the 
hearts and minds of Laramie, 
Wyo. residents. The play is 
shaped through more than 
200 interviews conducted by 
Tectonic project members. 
The production, directed by 
Adele Cabot, begins a three- 
week sold out run at the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center's Kogod Theatre on 

LoisVietri.a government 
and politics professor, found 
the book an interesting choice 
for her American Government 
and Politics students. 

"It is a major component of 
GVPT 170," she says. "It is a 
large lecture class with 1 2 dis- 
cussion sections and 260 stu- 
dents. They have been asked 
to... experience 'The Laramie 
Project' from all three media: 
text, film and play." 

Vietri would like students to 
think about how democratic 
communities deal with hate 
crimes and how popular cul- 
ture plays a learning and heal- 
ing role in politics. She used 
the 1999-2000 selection, Tim 
O'Brien's "The Things They 
Carried,"in her Vietnam 
course. She finds the First 
Book selections valuable addi- 
tions to her curriculum. 

"I think it is a wonderful 
way to have a community dia- 
logue and to have students 
involved in all stages of selec- 
tion, dissemination and learn- 
ing exchange."