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The Clarice 
Smith Center 

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Vo I ii m f i g 

Number S • March 18 , 2003 

Region's Bright 
Minds Compete, 


Nearly 100 of the state's most 
talented liigh school science 
students descended on campus 
last week to participate in the 
2003 Maryland Junior Science and 
Humanities Symposium. 

At the symposium, the 90 stu- 
dent "delegates" evaluate student 
research poster and paper presen- 
tations. The presentations, with 
titles such as "Mutational Analysis 
of the RNA Chaperone Hfq" and 
"Nogo Receptor Signaling in Brain 
Development," are judged for 
chances at scholarship money and 
a trip to compete in the National 
Junior Science and Humanities 

"Some of the research these kids 
do is unbelievable," said Amel 
Anderson, regional director of the 
symposium and assistant dean for 
administration in the Co Lege of 
Life Sciences. "You name it, these 
kids have done it" 

Students partner with scientists 
at institutions such as NIH, NASA 
or the FDA, or with a high school 
teacher who has access to suffi- 
cient laboratory facilities, to per- 
form research in engineering, 
genetics, biology, physical sciences 
and many other fields. 

Nine student papers and 24 
posters, selected from more than 
70 entries, were presented at the 
symposium. Students judged their 
peers on the poster presentations, 
and professors and scientists 
judged the papers. 

Students at the symposium also 
had the chance to tour the cam- 
pus' laboratory ;md research facili- 
ties, such as the nuclear magnetic 
resonance lab, neutral buoyancy 
facility and scanning electron 

This is the eleventh year the uni- 
versity has hosted die Maryland 
regional symposium, a joint effort 
between the College of Life Sci- 
ences, Clark School of Engineer- 
ing, College of Computer and Phys- 
ical Sciences and Office of Under- 
graduate Admissions. 

The symposium program, devel- 
oped by the Academy of Applied 
Sciences in 1 958, is designed to 
promote scientific research at the 
high school level by exposing stu- 
dents to research opportunities and 
recognizing their accomplishments. 

Three top papers and three top 
posters were selected at the region- 
al symposium, with first place and a 
$4,000 scholarship going to Christi- 
na Feng of Montgomery Blair High 
School for her paper "Impaired 
Gene Expression and Activity of 
Phosphatase 2A in Fibroblasts of 
Alzheimer's Disease." Feng will com- 
pete at the National Symposium in 
Colorado Springs, where the top 
prize is a $20,000 scholarship and 
a two-week trip to London. 

— Justyn Kopack, 
journalism student 

Friends, Funnies and Funds 

Show Raises Money for Emergency Loan Program 


The Friends of Etvis performed {lip synched) his "Hunka Hunka Bumin' Love" for an appreciative audi- 
ence and a few groupies as the finale to the Fun for the FUNti event. Though it's not clear which admin- 
istrator is which, it's certain that somewhere tn all that polyester people were having fun. (For more 
photos from the event, see Outlook's Web site at 

Host Marsha Guenzler-Stevens summed 
it up best when she said, "I'm amazed 
by who we walk amongst every day," 
during the halfway point of the Fun for the 
FUNd event last week. 

Several faculty and staff members, students 
and alumni displayed an array of talents: 
singing, playing musical instruments, crack- 
ing jokes and even shimmying in polyester 
jumpsuits to Elvis' "Hunka Hunka Burnin' 
Love," all in an effort to entertain colleagues 
and friends while raising money for the Fac- 

ulty Staff Assistance Program Emergency Loan 
Fund. Approximately $15,000 was raised. 

A brainchild of Sylvia Stewart, vice presi- 
dent for administrative affairs, the program 
showcased talent many weren't aware exist- 
ed in their co-workers. Department of Public 
Safety Officer Jim Ellis performed two soft 
and moving original piano compositions, one 
sung by friend Angelo Calo. Both will appear 
on his CD, "Anthem " that he is selling to ben- 

See FUND, page 4 

Eating Well is 

The wisdom "Eat a variety 
of foods" has been at the top 
of the USDA Dietary Guide- 
lines since their inception. 
The body needs more than 
40 different nutrients to 
function, perform, grow and 
repair optimally. If we are 
eating the same five foods 
every day, chances are we're 
missing out on some very 
important nutrients. 

When planning to add vari- 
ety to your diet, consider 
including the following nutri- 
ent dense foods on a regular 

1. Fish (two times a week) 
Omega-3 fatty acids found 
in high fat fish help maintain 
normal heart function, pre- 
vent platelets from clotting, 
and promote healthy blood 

2. Beans (three to four times 
per week) 

Provide lots of fiber, which 
can help reduce LDL ("bad" 
cholesterol). Beans are also a 
wealth of vitamins, minerals 
and phytochemicals (food 
substances that have been 
proven to reduce the risk of 
diseases such as cancer, dia- 
betes and heart disease.) 

Op dons: bean burrito, soy 
burger, bean soup, bean chili 

3. Cruciferous vegetables 

(every day) 

Provide generous amounts of 
fiber and micronutrients that 
decrease LDL cholesterol and 
prevent hardening of the 
arteries. Hundreds of studies 
have shown cruciferous veg- 

By Jane Jakubczak, University 
Health Center nutritionist 

etables help reduce the inci- 
dence of cancer as well. 

Options: broccoli, cauli- 
flower, Brussels sprouts, cab- 

4. Brightly colored 
vegetables (every day) 

Red, yellow and orange 
vegetables are an excellent 
source of beta-carotene and 
vitamin A. Vitamin A helps 
keep skin and nerves healthy. 

See LIVING, page 3 

Helping to Shape 
a New Downtown 
Silver Spring 

For years, architecture 
professor Roger Lewis 
watched as projects to 
revitalize downtown Silver 
Spring failed to meet expecta- 
tions. Now, plans for the area 
seem to be on the right track, 
and he had something to do 
with it. 

Lewis is serving as profes- 
sional advisor for a design com- 
petition that will produce the 
concept for a civic center 
building, which is part of a 
$350 million downtown Silver 
Spring revitalization project. In 
addition to the $14 million 
civic building, the project will 
produce a shopping center, 
movie theater and several new 
restaurants, some of which 
have already moved in . 

"I thought this would be 
worth participating in," Lewis 
said 'I've always thought that it 
was a place that needed revital- 
ization. They finally came up 
with a scheme that made 

After a member of the 
Downtown Silver Spring Citi- 
zens Advisory Committee sug- 
gested Lewis to Gary Stith, 
director of the Silver Spring 
Regional Center, Lewis met 
with project coordinators to 
discuss the details of a design 
competition. Once they decid- 
ed to move forward with the 
compedtion, Lewis agreed not 
to compete and to act as pro- 
fessional advisor. 

"I'm a combination of 
things," said Lewis. "I act as a 
referee and I prepare a list of 
requirements for the finalists." 
Lewis designed the process 
from the rules and regulations 
of the competition to the 
screening committee who 
selected finalists. 

The screening committee 
accepted submissions from 
interested design teams until 
late January. On Feb. 24, the 
committee announced the five 
finalists who will begin compe- 
tition activities, scheduled to 
run through mid-May. The com- 
petition is sponsored by Mont- 
gomery County and PFA Silver 
Spring, LC. 

Lewis said that the five final- 
ists chosen make a diverse 
group, including some very 
large national architecture 
firms. The Smith Group, HOK, 
Muse, Grimm and Parker, and 
Machado and Sllvetti will all 
attend an interactive design 
workshop in April, before pre- 
senting their final designs to a 
jury in May. 

Two of the teams are headed 

See LEWIS, page 4 

MARCH 18, 200J 



march 18 

Noon- 1:30 p.m., Affirmative 
Action and Higher Education 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Discussion will include a panel 
of speakers who wUl provide a 
campus forum for discussion 
about recent Supreme Court 
descisions. For more informa- 
tion, contact Marie P. Ting at 5* 
5201 or daisy@wam, 

3:30-5 p.m., Islamic Finance 
and International Donor Pol- 
icy: The Indonesian Example 

Nathan Associates Inc., 12th 
Floor, 2101 Wilson Blvd.,ArIing- 
ton,Va. IRIS Accelerated Micro- 
enterprise Advancement Pro- 
ject Enabling Environment Dis- 
cussion Series. With Thomas 
Timberg of Nathan Associates 
Inc ., author of the paper tided 
"Islamic Banking in Indonesia." 
He and others will address the 
question of what standpoint 
international donors, in their 
role in promoting financial 
development, should take on 
sbariab finance. RSVP to (703) 
516-7700. For more informa- 
tion on IRIS and AMAP-EE, see 
the IRIS Web site at www.iris. 
umd . edu/amap_iqc . asp . 

7:30 p.m., "Monster" Jazz 
Lab Band Dekelboum Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Program of big 
band standards. Free, For more 
information, visit www. 
claricesmith center, umd , edu. 

7:30 p.m.. Controlled with a 
Paint Brush: Images of Slav- 
ery in Plantation Paintings 

Riversdale House Museum, 
481 1 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 
Park. Part of the "Images of the 
Times" lecture series. The fee is 
$5-For more information, visit 
www. pgparks. com . 


march 19 

8:45 a.m.-noon, 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, multimedia, 
tables and internal anchors. 
The class fee is $40. Prerequi- 
site: basic knowledge of HTML. 
To register, visit www.oit.umd. 
edu/sc. For more information, 
contact Jane S.Wieboldt at 5- 

0443 or oit-training@umail. 

10:30 a.m. to noon, Women 

in Science John S.Toll Lounge, 
1 204 Physics Building. With 
Meg Urry,Yale University. An 
informal discussion about the 
results of the International 
Union of Pure & Applied 
Physics' International Confer- 
ence on Women in Physics, and 
how to accelerate the long, 
slow path to change. For more 
information, contact Karrie Sue 
Hawbaker at 5-5945 or karrie® 

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Tattoo 
and Body Piercing: Who's to 
Say What to Do? Maryland 

Room, Marie Mount Hall. A 
brown bag lunch panel discus- 
sion on the history of tattoos 
and body piercing, why people 
get tattoos and body piercing, 
religious components, health- 
related issues and academic 
and professional advice. Pan- 
elists will come from the Les- 
bian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender 
Equity Office, the Counseling 
Center, Health Education, and 
the School of Journalism, and 
will include tattoo artists from 
the metropolitan area. For 
more information, contact 
Dottie Bass at 5-5618 or 
d bass @ de an s . umd . edu . 

Noon to 1:30 p.m., IGCA 
U.S. -China Policy Series: 
Does China's New Leader- 
ship Mean New Politics Or 
New Policies? Multipurpose 
Room, Queen Anne's Hall. 
Speakers: Li Cheng, Woodrow 
Wilson fellow and professor of 
government, Hamilton College; 
and Pel Minxin, senior associ- 
ate and co-director, Carnegie 
Endowment China Program. 
Presider: Julia Chang Bloch, 
interim director and ambassa- 
dor-] n- residence. IGCA. 
Response required for Chinese 
luncheon buffet; students $5, 
faculty and others $10. For 
more information and to RSVP, 
contact Rebecca McGinnis, 
China programs coordinator, at 
5-0213 or rml65@umail.umd. 

Noon, Too Many Students 
in Too Few Majors: The 
Challenges Facing Colleges 
to Meet These Demands 
and the Challenges Facing 
Students Who Want These 
Majors 0114 Counseling Cen- 
ter, Shoemaker Building. With 
Katherine Beardsley of the Col- 
lege of Behavioral and Social 

Sciences. For more informa- 
tion, contact Vivian S. Boyd at 

5-6 p.m., Are you a Fiend 
for Caffeine? Center for 
Health and Well Being, 0121 
Campus Recreation Center. 
Did you know caffeine can be 
good for certain ailments? Do 
you know how much caffeine 
is too much? Find out what's 
important for caffeine lovers to 
know about caffeine in foods 
and supplements. For more 
information, contact Jennifer 
Treger at 4-1493 or treger® 
health, umd, edu. 

5-6:30 p.m., Bureaucratic 
Strategies for Backside 
Survival 1121 Susquehanna. 
With Jim Boren, this year's reci- 
pient of the Art Gliner Center 
for Humor Studies Award for 
Contributions to Society 
Through Humor. For more 
information, call Ruth Bergman 
at 5- 1569. 


march 20 

Noon, Growing Up a Little 
Faster: An Ethnographic 
Life Course Perspective on 
Adultified Children Mary- 
land Room, Marie Mount Hall. 
With Linda Burton, professor 
of human development and 
family studies and director of 
The Center for Human Devel- 
opment and Family Research 
in Diverse Contexts at Penn 
State University. Co-sponsors: 
the Maryland Population Re- 
search Center and the Consor- 
tium on Race, Gender and Eth- 
nicity. For more information, 
call Amy McLaughlin at 5-1651. 

8 p.m.. University Sympho- 
ny Orchestra Dekelboum 
Concert Hall. The orchestra 
will perform Ravel's "Piano 
Concerto" and Prokofiev's 
"Romeo and Juliet." Free. For 
more information, visit www. 

march 21 

Noon, Why Is the Land 
Green and the Ocean Red? 

1201 Physics. With Paul Falk- 
owski of Rutgers University. 
Coffee and tea will be served 
prior to lecture in the Geology 
building. For more informa- 
tion, contact Karen Prestegaard 

We Have a Winner! 



im Schwartz, with Residential Facilities, correctly 
guessed and won the drawing for last week's mys- 
tery photo. Our squirrel friend is sitting on the 
fencing between the Mitchell Building and Main 

Administration, facing Main Admin. Congratulations! 

Give Outlook a call at 5-4629 to claim your prize (a 

single-scoop ice cream cone or a drink from the 


Noon, Parasitic Biodiversi- 
ty and Btogeography: 
Revealing the History of a 
Complex Biosphere 1 1 30 
Plant Sciences. Curator of the 
National Parasite Co Lection 
Eric Hoberg will be speaking. 
For more information, visit 
www. entomology, umd . edu . 

8 p.m., Squonk Opera See 

Stages, page 3. 


march 22 

8 p.m., Native Trails Kay 

Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Starring Robert 
"Tree" Cody, flutist, Derrick 
"Suwaima" Davis, and Mexico's 
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, ancient 
instruments, performing a fast- 
paced, colorful show. Tickets 
are $20, $5 for full-time stu- 
dents with ID. For tickets and 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd .edu . 

march 31 

3-5 p.m., Woman of the 
Year Award Ceremony and 
Reception Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall, Claire Moses, 
chair of the Wo men's Studies 
Department, has been selected 
as 2003 recipient of the Presid- 
ent's Commission on Women's 
Issues Woman of the Year Award. 
For more information, visit 
www. inform .umd. edu/PCWI/ . 

4:30-6 p.m.. Poetry in Time 
of War 0200 Symons. With 
Minnie Bruce Pratt, award-win- 
ning poet, essayist and former 
Women's Studies faculty mem- 
ber. For more information, con- 
tact Deborah Rosenfelt at 5- 
6877 or 

6:30-8 p.m. A Conversation 
with Waiter Cronkite Room, 
42 1 0T Hornbake.The William 
S. Paley Annual Lecture is a free 
live-via-satellite event. A ques- 
tion and answer session will 
give audiences at participating 
schools an opportunity to 
speak directly to Cronkite via 
telephone. For more informa- 
tion, contact Allan C. Rough at 
5-9225 or 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit w w 

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calendar guide 

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


Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff 
newspaper serving the University of 
Maryland campus community, 

Brodie Remington 'Vict 
President for University Relations 

Teresa Flamiery ■ Executive 
Director, University 
Communications and Marketing 

George Cathcart ■ Executive 

Mondrc Austin Bailey ■ Editor 

Cynthia Mitrhcl • Art Director 

Robert K. Gardner • Graduate 

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

Send material to Editor, Ou/Wfc, 
2101 Turner Hall. College Park. 
MD 20742 

Telephone- (301)405-4629 
Fax '(301) 314-9344 
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:larice smith { ^% 


Escape into a World of Dreams 

s r ro, 

ith the backdrop 

a gritty Pitts- 
burgh junkyard 
replete with 
roaring choreo- 
graphed cranes and earthm overs, 
the ingenious performers of 
Squonk Opera set out nearly nine 
years ago determined to shake our 

Bigsmorgisbordwunderwerk, or, as 
the Squonkers call it, "The Opera 
with the Most Highly Syllabic Title 
Ever," was created by SquonkArtis- 
tic Director Steve O'Hearn and 
Musical Director Jackie Dempsey in 
the tradition of Monteverdi, Wagner 
and Glass. 
Critics can't find the exact words 


senses with the creation of a 
unique brand of opera that shatters 
the boundaries between music and 

The Squonkers have gone on to 
create five shows, most recendy 
"Bigsmdrgasberdwunderwerk," an 
off-Broadway hit that jumped to 
Broadway, which features an unusu- 
al combination of song, dance, 
comic intrigues and visual gim- 
mickry, elements from Baroque and 
Wagnerian opera, and Chinese and 
Japanese shadow puppetry. It's a 
spectacle featuring acousdc and 
electronic instruments, Celtic flute, 
vocals, double bass, djembe and 
more. The show has garnered an 
American Theater Wing Special 
Effects Design Award and led to 
the creation of a new category by 
the Tony Award Committee, 

to describe this music/theater/ 
opera event. It's a performance 
where cudery comes alive and 
human beings sprout multiple 
appendages. The Chicago Reader 
says it has "traces of Laurie Ander- 
son, Kurt Weill, Debussy, Ravi 
Shankar, medieval chant and rap," 

Squonk Opera is slated to partici- 
pate in educational workshops with 
the Department of Theatre and area 
high schools. The performance and 
workshops are partially supported 
by a grant from Pennsylvania Per- 
forming Arts on Tour. 

If you're ready to run away from 
it aU, escape into a surreal dream- 
scape with the incomparable 
Squonk Opera, at the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center on Friday, 
March 21 at 8 p.m. For ticket infor- 
mation, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

Dance Artists Weave 
Vivid, Eloquent Portrait 

Biblical images, the art of 
Michelangelo and moving 
poetic prose about the plight 
of AIDS meld together in the com- 
pelling "Study for a Resurrection," 
created by acclaimed choreogra- 
pher Terry Creach. His daring 
approaches to dance involving ath- 
leticism, intimacy and energy 
unique to the male body are reflect- 
ed in the all male dance repertory 
company, Creach/Company 

"I'm interested in the physical 
interactions, the really small improv- 
isations that occur when people 
come into close proximity, into 
and influ- 
ence. I'm 
interested in 
layers of 
meaning that 
pile up, as 
they will," 
says director 
and co- 

On Thurs- 
day and Fri- 
dayApril 3 
and 4, 
Creach will 
"Study" at 
the Clarice 
Smith Per- 
forming Arts 

Center, with music performed by 
musicians from the School of Music. 
Featuring a music score based on 
sacred music from the 1 3th to 16th 
centuries, the work is eloquent and 
moving, emotional yet definitely 
masculine. It examines the lives of 
those living with or affected by 
AIDS. Sarah Kaufman ofThe Wash- 
ington Post has described it as "sim- 
ply a gorgeous work." 

For ticket information, call (301) 

"This study, or 
hope, for a 
tells us it is 
not yet time to 
Creach and 
company have 
created not a 
memorial to 
the fallen, but 
a prayer for a 


Living: Dietary Variety is the Recipe for a Healthy Life 

Continued from aaee 1 

Continued front page 1 

Beta-carotene is a phyto- 
chemical that has been 
shown to reduce the risk of 
heart disease and cancer. 

Options: red, yellow and 
orange sweet peppers, car- 
rots, squash, sweet potatoes 

5. Fruits (every day) 

A main source of Vitamin 
C which helps fight infec- 
tion, heal wounds, and main- 
tains a healthy oxygen sup- 
ply to the skin. 

Options: oranges, straw- 
berries, grapefruit 


6. Whole Grains 

(every day) 

An excellent source of 
fiber and many trace miner- 
als including selenium, 

which is associated with fat 
metabolism and antioxidant 

Options: whole wheat 
bread, whole gram cereal, 
brown rice 

7. Low-fat dairy products 

(every day) 

A main source of calcium, 
which is essential for 
bone/teeth health. Recent 
research has suggested the 
importance of calcium for 
the body to be able to utilize 
fat as energy Something one 
wants to encourage the 
body to do if weight loss is 
the goal. 

Options: skim or 1 percent 
milk, lowfat yogurt, cheese 
in moderation 

8. Water (every day) 

A mere 2 percent drop in 
body water can trigger fuzzy 
short-term memory, trouble 
with basic math and focus- 
ing visually. 

Options: any fluid that 
does not contain caffeine or 

9. Nuts and Seeds 
(four times per week) 

A great source of magne- 
sium, potassium and calci- 
um, as well as healthy fats. 
These nutrients are impor- 
tant in lowering and main- 
taining a healthy blood pres- 

Options: almonds, sun- 
flower seeds, walnuts, 

10. Dessert 

(in moderation) 

Food is supposed to be 
enjoyable and a healthy diet 
can include the occasional 
treat. Practice planning and 
portion control when it 
comes to these "fun" foods. 

Once you fill your diet 
with the foods listed 
above, there will be little 
room left for nutrient-empty, 
calorie-dense foods. Make 
your goal an inclusive one 
by adding these healthful 
foods to your diet, as 
opposed to an exclusive one 
where you tell yourself what 
you can't eat. You will have a 
much better relationship 
with food. 



Book Bag 

Martin R. Detany : A Documentary Reader 

Edited by Robert S. Levine, professor of Eng- 
lish and direc- 
tor of gradu- 
ate studies 
(University of 
North Caro- 
lina Press, 

has been 
called the 
"Father of 
Black Nation- 
alism." This 
offers readers 
a chance to 
discover, or 
rediscover. Delany in all his complexity. 

Campaign Battle Lines: The Practical 
Consequences of Crossing the Line 
Between What's Right and What's Not in 
Political Campaigning 

Edited by Ronald A. Faucheux and Paul S, 
Herrnson, director of the Center for American 
Politics (Campaigns and Elections Publishing 
Co., 2002) 

Presents a candidate's eye view of cam- 
paigning and an assessment of the impact that 
various campaign techniques have on election 

The Role of Social Capital in Development 

Edited by Christiaan Grootaert and Theirry 
van Baste) a er, director of the Integreted Finan- 
cial Services Team at the IRIS Center (Cam- 
bridge University Press, 2002) 

Documents the role of social capital in pover- 
ty alleviation and most development processes. 

Understanding and Measuring Social 
Capital: A Muttidisciplinary Tool for 

Christiaan Grootaert and Theirry van Baste- 
laer (World Bank, June 2002) 

Discusses the respective value of quantita- 
tive and qualitative approaches to the analysis 
of social capital. 

Second Track /Citizens' Diplomacy: 
Concepts and Techniques for Conflict 

Edited by John Davies, senior research asso- 
ciate at the Center for International Develop- 
ment and Conflict Management and Edward 
(Edy) Kaufman, senior research associate in the 
center and a visiting associate professor of 
government and politics IRowman & Littlefield 
Publishers, Inc., 2002) 

Looks at facilitated dialogue as a way to 
address complex conflict issues. 

The Good Fight: How Political Candidates 
Struggle to Win Elections Without Losing 
Their Souls 

Edited by Ronald A. Faucheaux and Paul S. 
Herrnson (Campaigns and Elections Magazine, 

Can candidates who take the "high road" 
get elected? If so, what can others learn from 
the experience? 

Tq submit your book to Book Bag, send an e-mail 
in' the above format to 
Cover images can be accepted as scanned jpeg 
files; send images to 
The next Book Bag will appear April 15. 

MARCH I 8, 2003 






Next Chapters Retirement 
Planning Program 

Are you prepared to transition 
from work to retirement? Join col- 
leagues from the university and 
community to discover how to 
make the next chapters of your life 
productive and satisfying. Topics 
include: the challenge of retire- 
ment; change and transition; look- 
ing back on your past and design- 
ing your future; lifelong learning; 
work and volunteerism; health and 
wellbeing; financial and legal 
affairs; and housing. 

The program meets six Tuesdays, 
April 8, 1 5, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 
from 5 to 7 p.m. at Legacy College 
for Lifelong Learning at the Center 
on Aging, located adjacent to cam- 
pus at 4321 Hartwick Road, 

Other days and times will 
become available in the near 
future. An enrollment fee of $75 
includes materials and parking. 
Call (301) 405-2469 or e-mail for a brochure 
and an application. 

Education Award Applicants 

Professor Emerita Louise M. Berman 
spent 26 years on campus as a 
teacher, researcher and administra- 
tor. An award was established in 
1 994 to forward her committment 
to find creative ways to explore the 
human condition and collaborating 
on projects that encourage dia- 
logue among diverse people. 

Undergraduate and graduate stu- 
dents in education, practitioners 
and university professors may 
apply for awards up to $500. They 
can be used for activities such as 
conducting research and partici- 
pating or sponsoring conferences. 
The application process includes 
submitting a two- to three-para- 
graph proposal and can be written 

by individuals or groups. The pro- 
posal must also include how the 
project relates to long-range profes- 
sional goals and a budget if 
requesting a speaker for a confer- 
ence. The deadline is April 1 , with 
awards being made April 1 5. A sec- 
ond round of applications will 
accepted until Oct. 15. 

The application, of which four 
copies must be sent, must include 
name, home address, place of 
employment or university and 
position, work address, telephone 
numbers and Social Security num- 
ber. If relevant, include a statement 
and signature from a supervisor or 
professor. Send it to; Rose Jackson, 
2308 Smith Ave., Pikesville, MD 
21209- For more information, send 
a note to Jessie Roderick at jr39@ To make contribu- 
tions to the fund, send them to 
Maggie Neal, 8088 Leishear Road, 
Laurel, MD 20723. 

Cooperman Award 
Nominations Sought 

The Megan Cooperman Award for 
Outstanding Leadership in Com- 
munity Service recognizes a senior 
undergraduate student who has 
contributed to organizing and 
inspiring others to get involved in 
community service and service- 
learning activities. This student will 
have demonstrated a commitment 
to the principles of congruence, 
reciprocal leadership, collaboration 
and social change. The winner can 
be involved in curricular or co-cur- 
ricular service and must be a sen- 
ior graduating in May or December 

Award applications can be 
obtained at Commuter Affairs and 
Community Service in 1 150 Stamp 
Union. For more information or to 
request an electronic application, 

Applications for the Cooperman 
award are due March 21. 

Propping Media for Terror Attacks 


At the National Press Club, university experts offered 
about two dozen media organizations a nuts-and-bolts 
primer on covering nuclear, chemical or bioterror 
attacks. Sponsored by the Merrill College of Journalism, the 
Maryland School of Public Affairs, the College of Life 
Sciences and the College of Medicine, the session covered 
the risk of such attacks, likely scenarios and ways reporters 
can protect themselves in the field. Pictured (left to right): 
Sam Joseph, microbiologist (Life Sciences); moderator, Rem 
Bieder, editor of American Journalism Review (Journalism); 
Harold Standiford, director of infection control (School of 
Medicine); Russell Strickland, assistant director, Maryland Fire 
and Rescue Institute. Also on the panel but not pictured were 
John Steinbruner, Elisa Harris and Steven Fetter, experts in 
weapons of mass destruction at the Center for International 
and Security Studies at Maryland (School of Public Affairs). 

Chaucer and de Pisan, 
Together Again (Works-in- 
Progress Seminar Series) 

The Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies (CRBS) will hold 
its next Works-in-Progress presenta- 
tion, 'Paths of Long Study: Reading 
Chaucer and Christine de Pisan in 
Tandem," on Tuesday April 1 from 
12:30-1:45 p.m. in 01 35 Taliaferro 
Hall. This monthly series offers a 

forum for scholars on campus to 
share their most current research 
on the early modern period. 

An abstract for this presenta- 
tion's paper is available at the 
CRBS office in 01 39 Taliaferro Hall, 
and attendees are advised to pick 
up a copy to read in preparation 
for discussion. Coffee and dessert 
will be served. 

For more information, contact 
Karen Nelson at (301) 405-6830 or 
visit ww w.crbs, 

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Lewis: Design Leader 

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efit Special Olympics Maryland. 
Linda Clement, vice president for 
student affairs, and Jon Dooley, 
director of residential facilities, 
displayed their comedic gifts dur- 
ing "Terrapin Update," which was 
modeled on "Saturday Night 
Live s" Weekend Update. They 
riffed budget cuts and the recent 
cheating scandal. Senior Vice 
President for Academic Affairs 
and Provost Bill Desder donned 
jeans and a comfortable shirt to 
play a traditional banjo medley. 
Others danced and sang. 

The finale, however, gave sev- 
eral senior administrators a 
chance to strut their stuff. Associ- 
ate Director of the Department 
of Public Safety Col. Michael 
McNair led Dale Anderson, direc- 
tor of personnel services; Jack 
Baker, director of operations and 
maintenance for Facilities Man- 
agement (FM); Frank Brewer, 
associate vice president for FM; 
Sue Elliott, manager for payroll 
services; Jim Harris, dean of the 
College of Arts and Humanities; 
Dale Hough, assistant comptrol- 

ler; Ken Krouse, chief of police; 
John Porcari, vice president for 
administrative affairs; and Jim 
Stirling, associate director of pro- 
curement and supply, in an amus- 
ing lip syncing of Elvis' hit. 

In a contagious spirit of giving, 
die bar donated $1 of every after- 
show drink to the fund, the park- 
ing garage waived fees for all 
who attended the event and half 
the proceeds from sales of Jenni- 
fer Rodgers' CD "What She Wants" 
will go to the fund. 

Silent auction final prices are 
listed below: 

Terps football tickets 

value: $62; starting bid: $20; win- 
ning bid: $75 

Terps basketball tickets 

value: $62; starting bid: $20; win- 
ning bid: $180 

Autographed Terrapin men's 

value: $500; starting bid: $100; 
winning bid: $250 

Six Orioles baseball tickets 

value: $60; starting bid: $25; win- 
ning bid: $80 

University of Maryland Golf 
Club membership 
value: $550; starting bid: $250; 
winning bid: $500 

Bowling party for 10 people 

value: $ 175; starting bid: $20; 
winning bid: $160 

Crocheted afghan throw in 
Maryland colors by Deborah 
Starobin Armstrong 

value; $75; starting bid; $30; win- 
ning bid: $115 

Original watercolor painting 
by Catherine Nickle 

value: $500; starting bid: $150; 
winning bid: $280 

Terrapin banjo 

value: $200; starting bid: $50; 
winning bid: $300 (The anony- 
mous winner gave the banjo 
back to Destler.who had donated 
it to the auction.) 

by university alumni. 
Stephen Muse and Bill Kir- 
wan are part of the Muse 
team, and Steve Parker and 
Melanie Hennigan are par- 
ticipating with the team 
from Grimm and Parker. 

When selecting the final- 
ists from the pool of 28 
applicants, Lewis said the 
screening committee 
looked at a lot of different 

"We looked for evidence 
of high levels of design 
achievement," he said. "It's 
always difficult for the 
screening team to do this. 
Some you can eliminate 
easily, others not so easily." 

Design teams for the Sil- 
ver Spring project have to 
be familiar with three 
areas of design — architec- 
tural, urban, and land- 
scape — since the civic 
building project includes 
the building and the adja- 
cent plaza. Another con- 
cern was how well the 
teams could work with 

n on-professi on a Is . 

"We wanted to get a 
sense of how well they 
could work with the com- 
munity," Lewis said. "This 
project will have a lot of 
citizen input." 

Lewis has served as pro- 
fessional advisor for sever- 
al other design competi- 
tions, including the project 
that determined the design 
of the Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center at the 

"I've done this a few 
times, and the most com- 
plicated project was 
Clarice Smith," Lewis said. 
"There were a tremendous 
number of stakeholders, . . 
It was a huge project." 

Though smaller in scale, 
the Silver Spring project 
will have a large impact on 
the area. 

"It will create a there' 
there," said Lewis. 

— Angie Mason, journal- 
ism graduate student