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Outlook ^ 




Runner 
Carries Torch 
For a Good 

Cause 

Page 3 



THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume Ip • Number 10 • Apftf S, 2003 



Professors 
Debate Merits 
of the Draft 

Professors William A. Gal- 
ston and Robert K. 
Fuilinwider of the School 
of Public Affairs led a dis- 
cussion on the merits of compul- 
sory civil service recently as part 
of the Committee on Politics, Phi- 
losophy, and Public Policy (CP4) 
Workshop Series. The discussion 
was based on the professors' 
opposing viewpoints expressed in 
precirculated papers. 

The discussion focused on the 
idea of adopting a draft similar to 
one common in Europe that forces 
high school graduates to undertake 
a year of military or civil service. 

Galston had written in his paper 
that such a system would help 
increase meaningfiJ contact 
between the divergent upper and 
lower classes in this country. 

"The only contact the college- 
educated upper classes have with 
the lower is when they come over 
to do work at their house," Galston 
said. 

Fuilinwider disputed the idea, 
saying a draft would not necessari- 
ly help solve the "decoupling and 

See DRAFT, page 2 



Best Work, Plans 
for Russians 
Future Presented 

Analysis and insight give con- 
tent to the clash of inter- 
ests in a democracy. Think 
tanks can be the source of inde- 
pendent ideas on reform, yet only 
if they are themselves independent 
and staffed by top experts. 

The Center for Institutional 
Reform and the Informal Sector 
(IRIS) at the university, with the 
Moscow Public Science Founda- 
tion, is working to advance the 
Russian economic transition by 
generating a stream of policy stud- 
ies of high quality and relevance 
and developing efficient think 
tanks outreach for policy makers 
and society. 

Since 1999. IRIS'S Strengthening 
Economic Think Tanks program, 
hinded by the U.S. Agency for 
International Development has 
provided financial support, profes- 
sional advice and training to a 
range of Russian economic policy 
think tanks. The program operates 
as a competition, providing grants 
for the most promising analyses 
and pairing them with support for 
both development of the host 
think tank and dissemination of 
the research outputs. 

See IRIS, page 2 



Researchers Uncover Piece to Puzzle off 
Magnetic Expiosions 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MnCHEL 



James Drake illustrates how two oppositely directed magnetic fields annihi- 
late each other when they come close together, producing an explosion in a 
process called magnetic reconnection. To see a photograph of the phenome- 
non, visit Outlook online at www.collegepufalisher.com/outtook. 



A team of scientists led 
by Maryland physics 
professor James 
Drake has found what may 
be one of the final pieces to 
a puzzle scientists have been 
trying to solve for almost 40 
years: how magnetic fields 
produce the explosive releas- 



es of energy seen in solar 
flares, in magnetic storms at 
the edge of Earth's atmo- 
sphere and in many other 
powerful cosmic events 
tliroughout the universe. 
Magnetic field, or force, 
lines act much like giant rub- 
ber bands. Physicists have 



long been convinced 
that the primary me- 
chanism for release of 
magnetic energy is a 
process called mag- 
netic reconnection 
that occurs when 
oppositely direaed 
magnetic field lines 
come in conua. 

During this process, 
parallel magnetic 
field lines break and 
reconnect, forming 
back-to-back sling- 
shots that release 
their energy by 
exploding outwards 
in opposite direc- 
tions. Since charged 
particles are trapped 
on magnetic field 
lines, most of the 
eneigy in the field is 
converted to the flow of ion- 
ized particles (plasma) that is 
pulled along by the expand- 
ing field lines. 

However, classic magnetic 
reconnectioii theory has one 
major problem: it incorrectly 

See DRAKE, page 4 



Moving, Logically, Into New Positions 



Approximately 140 peo- 
ple applied for the Col- 
lege Park Scholars executive 
director position vacated by 
Kathy McAdams, but after a 
long winnowing process, it 
was filled by a Scholars' ally 
from way back. 

Greig Stewart, former as,so- 
ciate dean of the Philip Mer- 
rill College of Journalism, 
looks forward to being an 
official part of a program 
he's watched grow under 
McAdams' leadership. She 
will be heading back to her 
public relations roots as a 
member of the journalism 
faculty. Both see their new 
positions, and the apparent 
swap, as natural progressions. 

"Journalism education is 
experiential, interdiscipli- 
nary... the engine of it is 
curiosity," says Stewart. 

"This fits the scholars 
mold," adds McAdams. 

College Park Scholars, one 
of 1 1 campus living-learning 
programs, is structured 
around 12 interdisciplinary 
theme-based communities of 
learning. First- and second- 
year, academically talented 
students usually live and 
attend classes together Co- 
and extracurricular activities 
provide no n traditional ways 




PHOTO COUBTESV Of K, MCADAMS 



Kathy McAdams 

for faculty to interact with 
students. Stewart may be most 
familiar to those in the Media, 
Self & Society community 
proposed by journalism col- 
league Steve Barkin in 1998. 

The transition was smooth 
and McAdams will rest for a 
bit after a productive five and 
a half years. 'VtTien she began, 
there were only nine commu- 
nities living on a few floors. 
Now Scholars, including their 
Cumberland Hall office, seem 
to have taken over the Camb- 
ridge quad."l was exhausted. 
The program did a lot of 
growing and we drew in a 
bunch of wonderful people. 

"Journalism never really let 
me go," says McAdams, who 



PHOTO COURTESY Of G. STEWART 



Greig Stewart 

continued to administer the 
Test of Standard Written Eng- 
lish required for journalism 
majors and supervise five 
doctoral students. Though 
she'll miss her students' ener- 
gy, she looks forward to re- 
searching—and recreating— 
the Lewis and Clark expedi- 
tion as a public relations ploy 
by Thomas Jefferson for the 
Louisiana Purchase. 

Stewart seems to share 
McAdams' penchant for stay- 
ing busy. His plans include 
creating and admitustering 
an assessment tool for Schol- 
ars, creating better cross- 
commimity links and devel- 
oping a student program- 
ming council. 



President Calls 
for Nominations 

Nominations for the Pres- 
ident's Medal and the 
President's Distin- 
guished Service Awards are 
being accepted. The President's 
Medal is the highest honor the 
College Park campus bestows 
upon a member of its communi- 
ty. It is intended to recognize 
the accomplishments of an out- 
standing communit)' member 
who has made significant con- 
tributions to the advancement 
of the university. 

The President's Distinguished 
Service Awards recognize 
exceptional performance, lead- 
ership and service by a member 
of the university staff. 

Nominations submitted in the 
past two years will automatical- 
ly be reconsidered; however, 
updated information may be 
provided. The committee will 
review the nominations and 
make recommendations to Pres- 
ident Dan Mote, who will make 
the final selections. Awardees 
will be honored at the fall con- 
vocation on Oct. 7. 

Individuals may be nominat- 
ed in either or both awaixl cate- 
gories. Nominees will be consid- 
ered for an award only in the 
category for which they have 
been nominated. Individuals 
serving on the advisory commit- 
tee are not eligible for nomina- 
tion. The nominations in all cat- 
egories are due by April 30. 

Each nomination must be 
accompanied by a covet sheet 
that includes the following 
information: the name of the 
nominee, the award for which 
the individual is being nominat- 
ed and the name of the nomina- 
tor. Nominations submitted in 
the past two years will automat- 
ically be reconsidered; however, 
updated information may be 
provided. Nominations should 
be sent to: 

Professor Bruce James, Chair 

President's Awards Advisory 

Committee 

c/o President's Office 

1 1 1 5 Main Administration 

Building 

Listed below are the criteria, 
the eligibility and the required 
nominating materials. The com- 
mittee reserves the ri^t to seek 
additional information on any 
nominee. 

Nomination materials: A 
letter of nomination should be 
■ submitted, clearly indicating 
why this individual should be so 
honored and how the individual 
exemplifies the criteria for this 
award, A resume, curriculum 
vitae, or brief bio^aphical 
sketch of the nominee should 

See PRES. AWARDS, page 3 



APRIL 8, 2003 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : APRIL 8 - 14 



april 8 



7 p.m.. Trembling before 

G_€l Hoff Theater, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. Film. For more 
information, visit wwwinfonn. 
umd .edu/Studen tOrg/pridea]- 
liance/. 



WfSNfSOAV 



april 9 



Noon-1 p.m., Culturv, Cop- 
ing and Childhood Sexual 
Abuse: A Qualitative Study 
of Latin as II "f Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Building. 
With Counseling Center psy- 
chological intern Daniela 
Ligiero. For more information, 
contact Vivian S. Boyd at 
vfol4@umail.umd.edu. 

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ameri- 
can Indian and African 
Diaspora: Similarity in 
Dance Nyumburu Cultural 
Center Amphitheatre. Featur- 
ing performances by the Soar- 
ing Eagles Dance Troupe of the 
Baltimore Indian Center, the 
African Student Association 
Ehince Troupe and Demetria 
Stallings. For more information, 
contact Norma Tomas at 
nt38@tmiail.umd.edu. 

7 p.m.. Writers Here and 

Now Clarice Smth Performing 
Arts Center Readings by Thorn 
Gtinn and August Kleinzahler 
For more information, contact 
Don Berger at dbl88®umail, 
iund.edu or visit www.clarice 
smithcenter umd . ed u. 



THUR$t>AV 



april 10 



9:30 a.m. -6 p.m., IRIS Lec- 
ture: Beyond Transition to 
Modernization and Growth: 
The View from Russia's 
Best Think Tanks See article 
on page 1 . 

4 p.m.. Sacred Blood and 
Monarchy: The Intersec- 
tion of Dreams, Religion, 
and Politics in Elizabethan 
England 1 21 3 Art-Sociology. 
Carole Levin of the University 
of Nebraska will speak as part 
of the Graduate School's Dis- 
tinguished Lecturer Series. The 
lecture will include a question 
and answer session. For more 
information, contact Anna Sala- 
jegheh at 5-8140 or 
annasala@wam , umd.edu. 



4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk About 
Teaching: Censorship: Par- 
ent/Community Context 

Conference Room, Center for 
Renaissance & Baroque Studies 
(01 35 Taliaferro Hall). Students, 
classroom teachers and admin- 
btrators from schools and 
conmiiinity colleges are wel- 
come. Bring a dozen copies of 
a lesson plan to share with col- 
leagues. For more information, 
contact Nancy Traubitz at 5- 
6833 or nt32@umail.umd.edu, 
or visit www.inform.umd.edu/ 
crbs/prc^rams/cast/. 

8:30-10 p.m., Magdalen 
Hsu-Li Memorial Chapel- The 
singer-songwriter will perform 
to celebrate pride and to call 
for an end to sexual violence 
against women. For more infor- 
mation, visit www.inform.iimd, 
edu/StudentOi^pridealliance. 



april 11 



Noon, Geochemical Hetero- 
geneity in Contaminated 
and Uncontaminated 
Aquifers 1 20 1 Physics Build- 
ing. With Jean Behr, University 
of Wisconsin-Madison. Coffee 
and tea will be sensed starting 
at 1 1 :30 a.m. in the Geology 
Building. For more informa- 
tion, contact Karen Prestegaard 
at kpresto@geol.umd.edu. 

Noon, A Molecular Phytoge- 
ny of the Entomopathogen- 
ic Fungus Beauvaria: Cryp- 
tic Speciation, Phyiogeog- 
raphy and Host Affiliation 
1 130 Plant Sciences. With 
Steve Rehner of the Bee 
Research Lab in Beltsville. For 
more information, visit www. 
etitomolQgy,umd,edu. 

Noon-1 :30 p.m.. Center for 
Political Communication 
and Civic Leailership Lec- 
ture 0200 Skinner. John Pow- 
ers of the National Archives at 
College Park will lecture on 
the Nixon tapes and Vietnam: 
on Nixon's reactions to the 
Vietnam conflict, his attempts 
to decrease public scrutiny, and 
his wartime strategies. Powers 
will give an overview of the 
conflict and draw coimectJons 
with current forei^ policy. For 
more information, contact 
Shawn I'arry-Giles at 5^527 or 
sp 172® umail.umd.edu. 

8 p.m.. Pianist Marc-Andre 
Hameiin Gildenhom Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smth Performing 



Arts Center The critically 
acclaimed pianst will perform 
Shumann and Godowsky com- 
positions, and his own. Tickets 
arc $25 ($5 for full-time stu- 
dents with ID). For more infor- 
mation, visit www.claricesmith 
center, umd edu. 



SAtURDAY 



april 12 



1 1 p.m.. The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show Hoff Theater, 
Stamp Union. For more infor- 
madon, visit www.inform.umd. 
ed u/StudentOrg/pridealliance/. 



april 13 



3 p.m.. Graduate Student 
Conductors' Concert Dekel- 
boum Concert Hall, Clarice 
Smth FtrformingArts Center, 
School of Music graduate stu- 
dents will lead the University 
Symphony Orchestra. Free. For 
more information, contact Amy 
Harbison, 5-8169 or harbison® 
wam.umd.edu, or visit 'vrvrtf. 
claricesmithcenter. umd .edu. 

4-6 p.m., Taal International 
Dance Group Cultural 
Dance Performance Hoff 
Theater, Stamp Student Union. 
Free, For more information, 
contact veena@wam.umd.edu. 

5 p.m.. Iron Ladies Hoff The- 
ater, Stamp Union. Film. For 
information, visit wwwinform. 
ed u/StudentOrg/pri dealliance . 



april 14 



4-5 p.m., Ruth Ozeki Book 
Signing 0200 Symons. The 
award-winning author will sign 
her new book and speak on 
identity, art and social change. 
For more information, contact 
Deborah Rosenfelt at 5-6883. 

5 p.m.. Soft: An Architectu- 
ral Approach 0204 School of 
Architecture. Yolande Daniels 
of Columbia University will 
speak as pan of the School of 
Architecture's Spring Lecture 
Series 2003. Free, For more in- 
formation, contact Ann Petrone 
at apetrone@deans.imid.edu. 



or additional event list- 
_ ings, visit ww(w. college 
publlshercom/outiook. 



calendar guide 

Calendar phone nunibers listed as 4-woot or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Caiendar information for Outlook is compiled 
from a combination of InforM's master calendar and submissions to tTie Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior 
to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 of send efnait to outlook@accmail,umd.edu. 




Think Tank 
Conference 

Continued from page i 

"This program has expanded 
our professional contacts 
among the best researchers 
in Russia," said IRIS Director 
Charles Cadwell. "Coupled 
with our work on economics 
curriculum development at 
the Moscow-based Higher 
School of Economics, the 
think tank program has 
allowed us to advance 
research ideas and expand 
our own understanding of 
developments in Russia." 

At a conference on April 
10 in Washington, the best of 
the woiic by the think tank 
grantees will be presented in 
the course of an update on 
reform progress. 

"In recent years, the Russ- 
ian think tanks commimity 
has become an active force 
in the Russian policy making 
process," said Project Direc- 
tor Leonid Polishchuk. He 
said that, responding to a 
pent-up demand for profes- 
sional policy analysis, and 
with support provided by 
various donor agencies, the 
fledgling think tank sector 
has grown in scope and 
scale, and has enhanced its 
capacity for applied policy 
studies. He noted that lead 
ing Russian think tanks, 
some of which have almost a 
decade-long history of opera- 
tion now have experience 
fundraising and managing 
research agendas and staff. 
Policy makers increasingly 
turn to think tanks in search 
of ideas, blueprints, assess- 
ments and prognoses. 

Since the program incej>- 
tion in the fall of 1999, 90 
grants have been awarded to 
a panoply of Russian think 
tanks and experts studying 
public policy issues. Some of 
these grants were implemen- 
ted in the "quick response" 
mode, which allowed timely 
addressing of the urgent 
needs of Russian policy pro- 
cess in professional assess- 
ments of poliO' issues, 
options and dilemmas. The 
program has become a hub 
of the Russian think tank sec- 
tor It maintains direct links 
to more than 80 research 
and public policy institutions 
across the nation, and has 
spawned the recendy creat- 
ed Association of Russian 
Economic Think Tanks, 
which provides the nation's 
think tanJi sector with com- 
mon access resources, pro- 
motes think tanks commimi- 
cation and outreach, and is 
engaged in collective advoca- 
cy on behalf of non-profit 
non-government institutions. 

For more information on 
this project, visit www.iris. 
umd . edu/adass/p ro j/nissia3 . 
asp. For information about 
the conference, visit www. 
iris. umd. edu/^fEWS/confe^- 
cnccs/sett2003 .asp. 



Draft: 

Duties of 
Citizenship 

Continued from page 1 

cultural gulf" problems in 
the coimtry. He also claimed 
that flooding the military 
with unwilling recruits 
would be costly and damag- 
ing. 

The broader issue raised 
was the mutually beneficial 
duties of citizenship and if 
the government was justi- 
fied in coercing citizens to 
perform them. 

Fullinwider claimed that 
everyone has a "zone of dis- 
cretion" in choosing to do 
and tailor his or her duties. 
He said the state acts pre- 
sumptuously in forcing a 
particular mode of service, 
military or civil. There were 
emergency situations, such 
as the need to battle a for- 
eign invasion, he added, that 
would narrow this zone of 
discretion and make military 
service non-optional. 

Another timely issue was 
having a leadership class 
with no military back- 
ground. Galston said cur- 
rent leaders were too far 
removed from the impact 
of their decisions concern- 
ing war. Alluding to what 
was then the looming con- 
frontation with Iraq, he 
added that very few mem- 
bers of the current Con- 
gress have served in the mili- 
tary or have children in the 
armed forces. 



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OUTLOOK 



NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 




PERFORMING ARTS CENTSR 




Andre Watts Performs 
Piano Artistry 

s artist-in-residence at the university, 
celebrated pianist Andre Watts has 
been inspiring new artists here on 
campus for nearly three years and has 
been drawing legions of fens since his legendary tele- 
vised appearance with the New York Philharmonic's 
Young People's Concerts at the age of 16. 

Shortly after 
his stunning 
debut.Watts 
was approach- 
ed by Leonard 
Bernstein, who 
asked him to M 
in at the last 
minute for an 
ailing Gleim 
Gould in per- 
formances of 
Liszt's E-flat 
Concerto with 
the New York 
Philharmonic. 
The rest, as they 
say, is history. 
Since that 
time, his per- 
formances each year with the world's great orchestras 
and conductors and his sold-out recitals and appear- 
ances at the most prestigious international festivals 
bring him to every comer of the globe. He's also 
appeared on numerous PBS, BBC and Arts Sc Entertain- 
ment network programming, performing with the 
New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadel- 
phia Orchestra and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra 
among others. 

On Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m., Watts will lead a 
piano master class with select students of the School 
of Music's esteemed piano division. Working one on 
one with students, Watts will present an extraordinaiy 
opportunity for students to polish their piano profi- 
ciency. The event is free and open to the public. 

Watts performs Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. at the Cen- 
ter. For ticket information, call (301) 405-ARTS, or visit 
www.daricesmithcenter. umd . edu . 



Potent Evenings of 
Dance Take Center Stage 




H 



e's danced with dance icons 
Martha Graham, Merce Cun- 
ningham and Paul Taylor. Last 
January, dance department students 
and laculty had an extraordinary 
opportimity to work with the gifted 
and renowned American modern 
dance choreographer Dan Wagoner, 

As an artist-in-residence for eight 
whirlwind days,Wagoner foiged rela- 
tionships with student dancers, con- 
ceiving what was to become a new 
dance work titled, "Shadow Behind the 
Sun." The dance work features an 
eclectic blend of music, including k.d. 
Lang, Dixie Chicks, Philip Glass, Evelyn 
Gleimie and selections from poet Allen 
Ginsburg's opera "Hydrogen Jukebox." 
On Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p.m., the 
work will also be performed on the 
Millennium Stage in the Kennedy Cen- 
ter's grand foyer. The event is free and 
open to the public. 

Born in West Virginia, Wagoner 
earned a degree in pharmacy, but by 
his mid-20s was dancing full time, 
studying dance at Connecticut College 
and then going on to work with 
numerous dance legends. For 25 years, 
Wagoner directed his own New York - 
based company, Dan Wagoner and 
Dancers, where he choreographed 
more than 55 dances and performed 
throughout the United States, Canada, 
South America, Europe and Asia and for 
the annual season in New York City. 

On Thursday and Friday, April 24 
and 25, and Sunday and Monday, April 
27 and 28, dance department students 
take center stage in a program pre- 
miering Wagoner's worit and other stu- 
dent works choreographed by C;onnie 
Fink, Ruben Graciani, Erin Nimes and 
Michele Raine. For ticket information, 
call (301) 405-ARTS. 



President's Awards: Nominees Sought 

Continued JTOm page t 



accompany the nomination let- 
ter At least two, hut no more 
than three, seconding letters of 
nomination from outside the pri- 
mary unit in which the individ- 
ual is employed may accompany 
the nomination or may be sent 
imder separate cover. Each nomi- 
nation should include a cover 
sheet with the name of the nom- 
inee, the award for which the 
individual is being nominated 
and the name of the nominator. 
Nominations submitted in the 
past two years will automatically 
be reconsidered; however, updat- 
ed information may be provided. 

THE PRJESIDENT'S MEDAL 

Criteria: This award is the high- 
est honor the campus communi- 
ty can bestow. The recipient of 
this award will be a member of 
the community with an exempla- 
ry record of sustained and 
acknowledged contribution to 
the quality of life on the campus. 



The candidate's career should be 
distinguished by a dedication to 
the fulfillment of the campus' 
goals and mission, by profession- 
al accomplishments, and by cam- 
pus service. Particular emphasis 
will be placed on contributions 
that have had a wide-ranging and 
enhancing influence on the 
entire campus communit)'. 

FJigibillty; Any full-time mem- 
ber of the campus community 
may be nominated for the Pres- 
ident's Medal. A nominee must 
have at least 10 years of full-time 
employment on the campus (in 
one or more capacities). 

PRESIDENT'S DISTINGUISHED 
SERVICE AWARDS 

Criteria: The President's Distin- 
guished Service Awards recog- 
nize exceptional performance, 
leadership, and service by a 
member of the university staff. 
The recipient of this award will 



have a record of exemplary per- 
formance and distinctive contri- 
butions to the operation of an 
administrative, academic, 
research or service unit on cam- 
pus. He or she will have clearly 
demonstrated initiative toward 
the improvement of university' 
programs or campus activities 
and will have shown commit- 
ment to the campus conmiunit}' 
as a whole. 

Eligibility; Any full-time staff 
member, including academic 
administrators, who has been 
employed on campus for at least 
10 years (in any of one or more 
capacities) may be nominated 
for a President's Distinguished 
Service Award. 0ndividuals who 
hold a faculty appointment are 
NOT eligible for this award.) No 
more than five awards will be 
given annually and the number 
of exempt and non-exempt 
award recipients cannot exceed 
three. 



^x tra c u r r i c u I a r 



Running for Life 




PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTI^ HAILEV 

Dav« Klein will run a marathan to to help leukemia patients. 



He's been running 
long distances 
since participat- 
ing on his high 
school's cross country team, 
though what Dave Klein is 
training for now matches his 
passion for the sport with a 
larger health matter. 

On June 21 , Klein, and his 
girlfriend Katherine Frei- 
berg, will compete in the 
Mayor's Midnight Sun Mara- 
thon in Anchorage, Alaska. It 
is a 26.2 mile race sponsored 
by the Leukemia and Lym- 
phoma Society. Rurmers 
must raise $4,000 and wiU 
compete on behalf of an 
"honored teammate." In 
Klein's case it is 1 1 -year-old 
Justin who lives in Baltimore 
and has acute leukemia. Hav- 
ing a face to attach to the dis- 
ease makes the importance 
of what he's doing even 
more real. 

"They had a kick-off event 
at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bal- 
timore. The honored team- 
mates and runners were 
there, but one of the team- 
mates had died before the 
event. It was devastating." 

Leukemia is, according to 
the society, the number one 
killer of children in the Unit- 
ed States. However, the sur- 
vival rate is improving. 

A friend of Freiberg's also 
died after fighting lympho- 
ma, so when the couple 
went looking for a way to 
run for a cause, the societj' 
seemed the perfect answer 

"This will be my first long, 
competitive event. I've com- 
peted in a few local 5Ks, 
ihou^ I never stopped run- 



ning after high school. The 
first of my life-long goals is to 
run a marathon without 
stopping," says Klein. 

A graduating master's stu- 
dent in the public health 
program, Klein was recendy 
accepted into the Uniform 
Services University Medical 
School in Bethesda. where 
he begins training in July. 
He'll come out a 2nd lieu- 
tenant in the Air Force. And 
because life and health are 
so important to Klein, he's 
also an emergency medical 
technician with the 
Pikesville Volunteer Fire 
Department. He says con- 
tributing his time and talents 
to such causes follows his 
mission to advocate for 
healthier living for all people. 

"I want to cncour^e oth- 
ers to balance their physical 
and mental health," he says. 

To train for the marathon, 
runners are part of regional 
teams set up by the society. 
Other than his team's one 
long run per week, Klein 
runs and does weights work- 
outs four times a week. He 
arranges this around the 20 
hours or so he logs as coordi- 
nator of education and out- 
reach for the Office of Judi- 
cial Programs. 

When asked why, cause 
aside, they chose a race so 
far from home, Klein said 
that his girlfriend once visit- 
ed Anchorage and said it was 
"one of the most beautiful 
places" she's ever seen. 

To make a donation to 
Klein, or for more informa- 
tion, call (501) 314-8210 or 
e-mail davyk@wam.imid.edu. 



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APRIL 8, 2003 






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Celebrating Diversity, Sliaring Slcills 




PHOtO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Residential Facilities employees prepare a quilt in preparation 
for the division's annual employee appreciation program held 
April 4 at the Inn and Conference Center. The qiiilt demon- 
strates tlie days theme of diversity in its multicultural sewing team, as 
well as by featuring photos of co-workers. From left, Cheryll Brewton, 
Kathy Budd, Delores Carter, Amity Hall, Nettie Ward, Marlene 
Schlichtig and Gwen Thomas worked on pieces of the large project. 



Planning ProMmns and 
Prospects: The Hispanic 
Communitv 

This discussion panel will meetlXies- 
day, April 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the 
School of Architecture Auditorium, to 
discuss issues facing the Hispanic com- 
munity and the prospects far change. 
The session aims to provide the com- 
munit)' an opportunity to meet those 
actively involved in addressing the chal- 
lenges confronting the area's Hispanic 
community and to share insights, idea.s 
and strategies for improvement. 
The guest panelists will be: 

• Eugenio Arene, executive director, 
Council of Latino Agencies (D.C.) 

• Carmen NIeves, executive director, 
Centro de la Comunidad (Baltimore) 

• Gustavo Torres, executive director, 
CASA de Maryland, Inc. (Montgomcrj^ 
County) 

• Luis Vasquez-Ajmac, president & 
CEO, MAYA Advertising & Communi- 
cations (D.C.) 

• Moderator: Ted Loza, Latino liaison, 
Ward One (D.C.) 

Discussion will be in English; refresh- 
ments will follow. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-6789. 



Artistic Summer Pursuits 

The Summer Arts Camp, held in the Art 
and Learning Center, Stamp Student 
Union, features a creative, fim curricu- 
lum for children ages 6-1 2, The camps 
last one week and run throughout July. 
The camp day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
with aftercare available from 3 to 5 
p.m. All campers select one specialty 
per session and participate in general 
arts each day. The specialties for this 
summer are as foUows: 

• Session I (July 7-1 1) A.Art Saiaii; 
B. Harry Potter's Workshop 

• Session n (July 14-18) A. Jewelry 
Making; B. World Music 

• Session m Only 21-25) A. Earth 
Science Exploration; B. Colonial Crafts 

• Session IV (July 28-Aug. 1) 



A. Global Movers; B. Puppetry 

For more information or to register, 
visit www.union.umd.edu/ artcenter or 
can (301) 314-ARTS. 



Around the CIRCLE 

The Center for Information and Re- 
search on Civic Learning and Engage- 
ment (CIKCLE) announces the publica- 
tion of its new newsletter, "Around the 
CIRCLE" Research and Practice, Articles 
from the ftrst issue include a look at a 
Carnegie Corporation of New York- 
CIRCLE report on the civic mission of 
schools and research on easing voting 
methods 10 encourage youth turnout. 

The free quarterly publication is 
available to faculty, staff and students 
by e-mailing a request, with name and 
mailing address, to dsapienz@umd.edu. 



UbOUAL+ at UM Libraries 

The Libraries are once again taking part 
in a national survey of 318 research 
institutions sponsored by the A.ssocia- 
tion of Research Libraries, Results from 
the LibQuai-j- survey will help libraries 
improve their quality of ser%'ice. On 
TXjesday, April 8, you may receive an 
electronic mailing inviting you to com- 
plete a Web- based survey. It will take 1 
minutes to complete. Those who com- 
plete the survey will be entered into a 
drawing to win a free laptop. 

For more information about 
LibQUAL-i-, visit www.lib.umd.edu/ 
STAFF/PAS/MIS/LibQual. html. 



6f»iff Chib Membersiiips 

The University Golf Course currently 
has a limited number of slots available 
for new members. Annual fees for fac- 
ulty and staff range from $550 to 
$ 1 ,400 (non-university memberships 
cost from $1,500 to $2,000). 

For more information, contact Rebec- 
ca Shepherd at (301) 314-9783 or 
rshepherd ©golf . umd .edu. 




Notable 



Edward Sybert, director of 
the Technology Advance- 
ment Program, has been 
named president of the 
Maryland Business Incuba- 
tion Association (MBIA). He 
has served as MBlA's vice 
president since its inception 
two years ago. 

Professors Gary Rub I off and 
Ichiro Takeuchi have 
received an NSF Internation- 
al Materials Institute for 
Combinatorial Sciences and 
Materials Informatics. The 
National Science Founda- 
tion has awarded a five-year, 
$3-5 million grant to Rensse- 
laer Polytechnic kistitutc, 
the Universit)' of Maryland 
and Florida International 
University for an integrated 
program of research, educa- 
tion and global outreach 
aimed at fundamental 
change in the pracdce of 



materials discovery and 
development. 

The Robert H. Smith School 
of Business has been named 
one of the nation's top 
schools for entrepreneur- 
ship by Entrepreneur maga- 
zine. In its April 2003 issue, 
Entrepreneur places the 
Smith School *3 nationwide 
in rankings based on a sur- 
vey of alumni, and *5 
nationwide in rankings 
based on a survey of peer 
program directors. This is 
the first year for the survey 

Benjamin Barber, Dlsdn- 
guished University Professor 
of government and poEtics, 
will receive the John Dewey 
Award in recognition of his 
"contributions to education 
and culture." He also was 
awarded an honorary' doc- 
torate of humane letters 
from Connecticut College 
for his "scholarship, writing 
and commitment to democ- 
racy." 

Tom Flynn, associate direc- 
tor of Conterences and Visi- 
tor Services, has been 
named president-elect of 
the Association of CoUegiate 
Conference and Events 
Directors International. 



Drake: Solar Flare Mystery 

Continued Jtvm page 1 



predicts a j^radual release of 
energy. For example, theore- 
tical calculations generally pre- 
dicted that a solar flare should 
take years or even decades to 
release encrg>, while observa- 
tions have shown it takes only 
minutes. 

In the Feb. 7 edition of the 
journal Science, Drake, along 
with university colleagues 
Michael Shay and Marc S-wis- 
dak, released findings that for 
the first time indicate at lca,st 
some of this explosive energy 
happens as the resuh of plas- 
ma turbulence generated dur- 
ing rectjnnection. Using large- 
scale computer simulations 
developed at Maryland, toge- 
ther with data frcim NASA's 
Polar satellite, the team found 
that intense currents of elec- 
trons are generated during 
magnetic reconnect ion. 

These intense currents drive 
strong turbulence that takes 
the form of "electron holes," 
three-dimensional regions 
where the electron density is 
depleted. The satellite data 
from Polar indicate that the 
magnetosphere is riddled with 
these holes, which have diame- 
ters of up to a mile and travel 
at speeds in excess of 1,000 
miles per second. According to 
the researchers, the intense 
electric field associated with 
these electron holes causes 
electron scattering that is suffi- 
ciently strong to sustain fost 
reconnection, 

"Electron scattering by the 



electron holes also strongly 
heats electrons and may there- 
fore ultimately {explain] the 
surprisingly large amount of 
energy that is transferred to 
electrons during reconnection 
events in the solar corona and 
the Earth's magnetosphere," 
said Drake, a professor in 
physics and in the university's 
Institute for Research in Elec- 
tronics and Applied Physics. 

Drake led a team of scien- 
tists in 2000 that published a 
widely acclaimed study indi- 
cating that during the magnet- 
ic reconnection process, a two- 
layer flow of particles is creat- 
ed that speeds the release of 
cnergty. In this laminar flow 
theory, "whisder waves" cause 
the plasma that is pulled along 
by the slinging field lines to 
divide into two .streams, one of 
electrons and the other of Ion- 
ized atoms. 

"Based on these latest find- 
ings, I think the correct con- 
ceptual framework for under- 
standing the explosive release 
of magnetic energy is a combi- 
nation of laminar and turbulent 
mechanisms rather than one 
or the other alone," Drake said. 

"Whistler waves provided a 
good explanation for every 
part of this puzzle but one, and 
that was the observation that 
during reco events Eke solar 
flares there is a huge amount 
of energy going into energetic 
electrons. Our latest fmdings 
indicate turbulence may be 
that missing piece."