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Number 14 'May 6, 2003 

Discuss Media 
And the War 

"Iraq is destined to shape U.S. 
history for a long time to come," 
Journalism professor Haynes 
Johnson, moderator of the 
"Teach-in Panel Discussion on 
Iraq," told an audience of 75 
people in Memorial Chapel last 
Wednesday, The second in a 
series of three, the discussion 
was designed to get an expert 
panel to discuss the media 
forces shaping that history. 

Panelist Col. Jay Parker, a U.S. 
Military Academy professor, 
began the discussion by prais- 
ing the war coverage as exten- 
sive. "Good, old-fashioned jour- 
nalism shone through," he said. 
He said a bond had formed 
between embedded journalists 
and the military units they trav- 
eled with. He did question, how- 
ever, whether the American 
public got the full story and 
said that many around the 
world preferred to get their war 
news from foreign sources. 

Susan Moeller, assistant pro- 
fessor in the Philip Merrill Col- 
lege of Journalism, criticized the 
embedded journalists' reporting 
as being merely images of 
reporters talking. 

"What we didn't see were 
people being killed, Iraqi sol- 
diers and civilians," she said. 

Moeller, who teaches ethics, 
also criticized CNN for neglect- 
ing to report the torture of Iraqis 
by Saddam Hussein's regime in 
the years before the war. CNN 
Chief News Executive Eason 
Jordan admitted, in an op/ed 
piece in The New York Times on 
April 1 1 , to not reporting on 
some regime atrocities out of 
concern for Iraqi sources. Not- 
ing the criticism of CNN from 
those saying it ignored atroci- 
ties to keep communication 
channels to the regime open, 
she said this issue was about 
the "morality of power." 

Former Washington Post 
reporter and national security 
expert Scott Armstrong com- 
pared the work of the embed- 
ded journalists to dogs pulling a 
sled. He said their ability to 
report was hampered by the 
embedding forces' continual 
movement and their supportive 
role to the front-line units. The 
resulting war coverage he lik- 
ened to the Olympics, calling it 
a series of "constructed events." 

Armstrong called into ques- 
tion the Bush administration's 
assertion that Iraq was develop- 
ing weapons of mass destruc- 
tion to use against the United 

"Iraq is not even in the top 
10 countries with weapons of 
mass destruction to use against 
us," he said. 

Staff Women Honored for Being Outstanding 


Irene Zoppi (left), with the College of Education, end Shirlene Chase, with 
Dining Services, received Outstanding Women of Color awards from the 
President's Commission for Women's Issues for their work on- and off-campus 

In a room full of family, 
friends and co-workers, 
two members of the 
university community 
were honored for their com- 
mitment to work and the 

Shirlene Chase, who 
works with Dining Services, 
and Irene Zoppi, who works 
in the College of Education, 
were honored with this 
year's President's Commis- 
sion on Women's Issues 

Annual Outstanding 
Women of Color 

Chase said she 
was delighted and 
surprised when she 
heard about receiv- 
ing the award, and 
felt honored. 

"This really is an 
honor, especially as 
a former student 
who has worked my 
way up the ranks 
within my depart- 
ment," she said."You 
don't realize how 
litde or how much 
of an effect you 
have on another 
person. But it's a 
good feeling to 
know that I, as a 
black woman in a 
position of adminis- 
trative management, 
can make a differ- 
ence to my employ- 
ees, to guests who 
come onto campus, 
to the entire cam- 
pus family as a positive rep- 
resentative of women, and 
display a characteristic of a 
woman, so to get this from 
the president's commission, 

See WOMEN, page 3 

Creating a Quality University, Inside and Out 

Maintenance requests on 
campus have always 
included the bizarre. Around 
10 years ago, retrieving roost- 
ers or pigs from hallways and 
elevators was not uncommon. 
As recendy as five years ago, 
workers occasionally had to 
remove pennies from door 
frames. Fifteen years ago, rem- 
nants of a makeshift sauna in 
a high-rise bathroom were 
mopped up. And just three 
years ago, goal posts were 
transported from Fraternity 
Row back to their rightful 
place in Byrd Stadium. 

Whether the problem is a 
level-one emergency or a 
level-four task that can he 
back-burnered for a few 
days, maintenance workers 
across campus will be there, 
toolboxes in hand, to fix a 
clogged toilet, stop a leaking 
sprinkler head, oil a creaky 
door hinge, and even change 
a light bulb. 

Behind every broken win- 
dow pane and malfunction- 
ing light switch is an employ- 
ee ready to repair damage 
and decay. Across campus, 
one maintenance worker and 
one carpenter handle work 
order requests for one of six 

Dale Hough maintains nine buildings that are under his care. 
Replacing stolen exit signs is one of his more routine duties; occa- 
sionally he finds missing signs while making unrelated repairs in 
students' dorm rooms. 

communities, while the rest 
of the staff cover more exten- 
sive jobs like plumbing and 
electrical work throughout 
university grounds. 

One such community- 
based maintenance man, Dale 
Hough, 43, has been keeping 
nine North Hill dormitories 
safe, clean and orderly for 
more than 18 years. As one 
of 52 Residential Facilities 
maintenance staff members. 


Hough has his hands full. 
According to David Parker, 
assistant director for the Resi- 
dential Facilities unit, the de- 
partment spends more than 
$3. 56 million of its $22 mil- 
lion annual budget complet- 
ing 32,590 work orders per 
year. This includes money 
spent on supplies and main- 
tenance worker salaries. 

See MAINTENANCE, page 4 

Telhami Probes 
Perceptions, Policy 

Citizens of the United States 
view Arabs and Muslims, 
in part, through the same 
"narrow prism" that often shapes 
Arabic and Muslim perceptions of 
the United States, according to Shi- 
bley Telhami, Anwar Sadat profes- 
sor with the Department of Gov- 
ernment and Politics. 

He spoke on the the first full 
day of a weeklong seminar hosted 
by the Knight Center for Special- 
ized Journalism. Two dozen jour- 
nalists from around the country 
gathered at the Inn and Confer- 
ence Center as fellows for the cen- 
ter's "Islam and America" seminar. 
Speakers, including Telhami, gave 
participants an intensive crash 
course on the people of Arab and 
Muslim cultures. The journalists 
also took field trips to the Masjid 
Muhammad mosque in Washing- 
ton, D.C. and Dar al-Hijra Islamic 
Center in Falls Church, Directed by 
Carol Horner, the center offers sev- 
eral workshops through the year. 
"We decide on the topics in the 
fall with our advisory board, which 
is made up of editors," said Horner, 
a former Wall Street Journal and 
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter. "We 
knew this was important, but we 
had no idea there would be a war. 
It made this all the more electric 

See KNIGHT, page 4 

Course Looks 
At East Asian 

Last year, the Freeman Foun- 
dation awarded a grant of 
$1.94 million to the universi- 
ty to promote the creation of 
courses on East Asia. One major 
focus of this grant was the intro- 
duction of East Asian topics into 
science and technology courses. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine 
(HONR228E) is a model of such a 
course. Its creation also was fund- 
ed by the University Honors Pro- 
gram, the Department of Cell Biol- 
ogy and Molecular Genetics, the 
College of Life Sciences and the 
Office of Human Relations Pro- 
grams. The course is designed to 
make its students reflect on the 
nature of health, wellness and 
medicine by contrasting two dra- 
matically different schools of med- 
ical thought: Chinese and Western, 
In that respect, it is as much about 
history, philosophy and culture as 
it is about drugs and medical pro- 

"This course ties up so much 
that is best here. We have extra- 
ordinarily talented and creative 

See MEDICINE, page 3 

MAY 6, 2003 



MAY 6 

1 2 

may 6 

9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. tall week). 
Free Hearing Screenings 

Speech and Hearing Clinic, 
0110 Lefrak. Open to all. See 
For Your Interest, page 4. 

Noon -1 p.m.. Balancing 
Work and Family Center for 
Health and Wellbeing. Learn 
how to evaluate and prioritize 
the multiple responsibilities in 
your life. Contact Jennifer 

Noon, Physics of Jets 

Physics Lecture Hall.WIth Rita 
Sambruna of George Mason 
University. For more informa- 
tion, visit www.physics.umd 
edu/cal/co lloqiii ua/index . html . 

7 p.m.. Talk by Cem Ozde- 
mir Ground Floor Lounge, 
Dorchester Hall. Ozdemir has 
been an influential voice in 
German immigration and inte- 
gration policy debates in recent 
years. An open discussion will 
follow the presentation. Light 
refreshments will be served. 
For more information, contact 
Marcus Schaper at 5-0673 or 

7:30 p.m.. The Lords of Bal- 
timore Riversdale House 
Museum, Rjverdale Park. "With 
David Fogle. The museum is 
near campus at 48 II Riverdalc 
Road. For more information, 

8 p.m.. Music from the 
Three Worlds of Spain 

Gikienhorn Recital Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
Early music ensemble explores 
Spain's cultures. For more in- 
formation, contact Amy Harbi- 


may 7 

Noon, Examining Racial 
Identity Statuses as Predic- 
tors of Psychological Def- 
enses in African-American 
College Students 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building. With Counseling Cen- 
ter intern Linh Nghe. For more 
information . contact Vivian S. 
Boyd at, 

5:30 p.m.. Outdoor Big 
Band Blowout Outdoor 
Courtyard (or 7:30 p.m., Dekel- 
boum Concert Hall in case of 

rain), Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center, In celebration of 
the school year's end. Free. For 
more information, contact Amy 
Harbison, 5-8169 or harbison® 

7:30 p.m.. Scene Study Per- 
formance Laboratory Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. First-year graduate stu- 
dents of Maryland Opera Studio 
perform. Contact Amy Harbison 


may 8 

8 a.m. -9 p.m.. Health Center 
Information Fair Horn bake 
Mall. For information, call 4-8227. 

4 p.m., The Truth in Pictures 

1116 IPST. CPaS colloquium 
with Laura Perini, Philosophy 
Department, Virginia Tech. For 
an abstract, visit http://carnap. 

4-6 p.m.. Celebration of 
Service Multipurpose Room, 
Nyumuburu Cultural Center. 
Service honoring students, fac- 
ulty, staff and community mem- 
bers' partnerships with the uni- 
versity. For more information 
and to RSVP, call 4-CARE. 

5-7 p.m.. Opening Recep- 
tion to Exhibition 2 1 202 

Art-Sociology Building Depart- 
ment of Art MFA student exhi- 
bition kicks off. Exhibition will 
run until May 23. The gallery is 
open every day from 1 1 a.m.- 
4 p.m. exept Sunday (closed) 
and Thursday (11 a.m. -7 p.m.). 
For more information, call 5- 
2763 or send e-mail to, or visit 
www. artgal 1 e ry. umd . edu . 

7:30-8:45 p.m.. Physics is 
Phun: Lights, Lenses, Mir- 
rors and the Eye Physics Lec- 
ture Hall, Physics Building. Part 
of the "Physics is Phun" lecture- 
demonstration series. For more 
information, call 5-5994 or visit 
www. physics, umd . edu/lecdem . 

may 9 

RSVP by today for "Reconsti- 
tuting the United States' Rela- 
tions with the Islamic World" 
(See For Your Interest, p, 4). 

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Spring 
Sale Greenhouses, Harrison 
Laboratory. Plants and flowers 

on sale. Call Catherine, 5-4376. 

11 a.m.-l p.m.. Caring Craf- 
tersArts and Learning Center, 
Stamp Student Union. Create 
items for donation to area hos- 
pitals. Call (301) 314-ARTS. 

7:30-8:45 p.m.. Physics is 
Phun See May 8. 

8 p.m.. University Sympho- 
ny Orchestra with Guarneri 
String Quartet Dekelboum 
Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. A School 
of Music scholarship benefit 
concert. Tickets are $20 adults, 
$18 seniors, $5 students with 
ID. Call (301) 405-ARTS. 


may 10 

1 p.m., Maryland Athletics 
and Terrapin Baseball's Fac- 
ulty/Staff Appreciation Day 

Shipley Field. Faculty and staff 
are entitled to four free tickets, 
available at the Terrapin Ticket 
Office, 4-7070, in the Comcast 
Center from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
ID required. For more informa- 
tion, visit 

7:30-8:45 p.m.. Physics is 
Phun See May 8. 

8 p.m.. University Symphon- 
ic Wind Ensemble and Con- 
cert Band Dekelboum Concert 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. A concert of audi- 
ence favorites for band. Tickets 
are $15 adults, $13 seniors, $5 
students. Call (30 1 ) 405-ARTS. 

may 11 

1 1 a.m. -3 p.m.. Mother's 
Day Buffet Rossborough Inn. 
Cost per person is $32.50; $12 
for children under 12. Reserva- 
tions required, (301) 314-8013. 
For more information, contact 
Pam Whidow at 4-801 2 or, or 

3 p.m.. University Chorus 

Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clar- 
ice Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter. The acclaimed chorus per- 
forms Carl Orff s Carmina Bura- 
na. Free. For more information, 
contact Amy Harbison, 5-8169 

3 p.m.. Chamber Music at 
Maryland: Annual Honors 

Clark School to Host 
"Significant" Events 

Unusually heavy snow- 
falls this winter may 
have set back plans for 
the Clark School of Engineer- 
ing's newest projects, but it 
didn't stem the school's enthu- 
siasm. Next week, it will 
launch a new symposium 
series and virtually break 
ground for a new facility. 
The Charles and Helen 
White Symposium Series' 
inaugural event, "New Sys- 
tems for a New Era," featuring 
1978 Nobel Laureate Arno 
Penzias, will be held May 14, 
from 10 a.m. to noon in the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center, Clark School faculty 
members William Bentley, 
Herbert Rabin Professor of 
Engineering; John Baras, Lock- 
heed Martin Professor of Engi- 
neering; and Ramamoorthy 
Ramesh, professor of engi- 
neering, will join Penzias to 
discuss the future implications 
of the interconnections of bio- 
engineering, information tech- 
nology and nanotechnology. 

Later that day, at 2 p.m., 
guests are invited to attend a 
"virtual" groundbreaking cere- 

mony for the Jeong H. Kim 
Engineering and Applied Sci- 
ences Building. Kim founded 
Yurie Systems, a telecommu- 
nications company in 1932. 
Lucent Technologies acquired 
Yurie Systems in 1998, and 
Kim assumed a senior leader- 
ship position with Lucent. He 
is currently a professor of 
practice in the Clark School. 
Kim received his doctorate in 
reliability engineering from the 
university in 1991. 

"It's not just my name on 
the building," said Kim in an 
article in Maryland Alumni 
Magazine. "I think the Kim 
building could be a source of 
pride for my children, for the 
Korean people, for the Korean 
Americans who will be study- 
ing at the University of Mary- 
land, and maybe for other 
people who are of Asian her- 

Dean Nariman Favardin 
calls both the symposium 
launch and dedication part of a 
"historic day" for the school. 

For more information on the 
May 14 events, visit 

Recital Gildenhorn Recital 
Hall, Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. Featuring works of 
many periods and composers. 
Free. For more information, 
contact Amy Harbison, 5-8169 

8 p.m.. University Saxo- 
phone Ensemble Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Free. For 
more information, contact Amy 
Harbison, 5-8169 or harbison® 


In the article "Celebrating 
Years of Service" in the 
April 29 issue of Outlook, 
Arnold Seigel's first name 
was incorrect. 

may 12 

12:30 p.m.. The Three B's 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center. 
The University Opera Work- 
shop performs music from 
three American operas. Free. 
Contact Amy Harbison, 5-8169 

7:30 p.m.. University Game- 
Ian Orchestra Kay Theatre, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Students perform on 
authentic Balinese instruments. 
Free. For more information, 
contact Amy Harbison, 5-8169 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit http://out- 

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Faculty and Staff Collaborate on 
Professional Theatrical Production 

Front row (I to r): Adele Cabot, LeVonne Lindsey and Greta 
Dowling. Sack row (I to r): Harold Burgess II, Scot Reese and 
Tim Jones. 

nfversity faculty and staff recently 
collaborated on a production of 
Endcsha Ida Mae Holland's Pulitzer 
Prize -nominated dramatic memoir 
"From the Mississippi Delta," pro- 
duced by the African Continuum 
Theatre Company at the H Street Playhouse. 

The play, which ran through April 27, tells the story 
of Phelia, a girl born into the segregated South who tri- 
umphs over a bleak childhood fraught with violence 
and poverty to achieve her dreams. Department of The- 
atre Associate Professor Scot Reese's direction of the 
three-woman cast received a glowing review from The 
Washington Post. He explains the impetus for his direc- 
tion of this particular script: 

"My mother died when I was nine years old. Even 
though I didn't have a mother physically, her spirit 
remained with me. I directed this play as a dedication to 
those women who lovingly guide me on my journey 
and give inspiration and courage." 

Reese serves as director of undergraduate studies 
and teaches African-American theater, directing and 
musical theater classes. He has received an Emmy 
Award for performance and looks forward to the publi- 
cation of his book, "Amazing Grace: Black Directors on 
Directing." He was assisted in the production of "Delta" 
by fellow faculty and staff members from the Depart- 
ment of Theatre: Assistant Professor and Dialect Consul- 
tant Adele Cabot, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 
Prop Shop Manager Tim Jones, Center Properties Assis- 
tant Greta Dowling, with lighting design assistance 
from Harold Burgess 11, master of fine arts candidate; 
and costume design assistance from LeVonne Lindsey 
(master of fine arts, "01). 

Piano Competition a 
Maryland Tradition 

From 205 applicants, to 40 
contestants, to 3 semi-final- 
ists, to 1 winner... The 
search is on July 16-25 to select 
the $20,000 first prize winner of 
the William Kapell International 
Piano Competition and Festival. 
The competition, celebrating its 
25th anniversary on the Maryland 
campus, will be held for the first 
time at the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. 

In addition to this year's com- 
petition, festivities will include 
guest artist recitals, masterelasses, 
lecture/demonstrations and an 
open house "Grand Piano Party" 
for the general public on July 20 
from 1 to 3:30 pm. Christopher 
Patton, competition coordinator, 
mentions that the interactive 
open house is an informal, enter- 
taining way to reach out to a 
wide audience of children and 
adults alike. "Our mission is to 
show people that piano music is 
not exclusive or elitist. Anybody 
can hear this music and he 
moved by it." 

Those attending will have the 
opportunity to try out a harpsi- 
chord, clavichord, or piano at the 
keyboard petting zoo; listen to 
jazz, boogie woogie and classical 
piano performances; guess "Piano 
Puzzlers — Bruce Adolphe's rendi- 
tions of popular songs performed 
in the style of classical composers 
as heard on NPR; and participate 
in many other activities. For more 
information, call (301) 405-ARTS, 

The Kapell Competition con- 
testants, who come from 
around the world, need local fami- 
lies to house them from July 13- 
25. Host families provide lodging, 
meals and transportation to and 
from the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center as the contestants 
prepare and perform. Those inter- 
ested in housing a contestant 
should call (301) 405-8174 or e- 


This week's Notable column can 
be found in the online edition 
of Outlook at http://outlook.col- 

Women: Breaking Barriers 

Continued from page i 

it just makes you think, makes 
you feel your efforts, that even 
though you don't do it to get an 
award... It's also nice that 
someone acknowledges what 
you do." 

Chase has been employed as 
a unit administrator for the Aux- 
iliary Cash Operations in the 
Dining Services for more than 
20 years. She is an active mem- 
ber of the Student Advisory 
Board and Chair of the Dining 
Services Employee Conference 

She serves as a sexual harass- 
ment prevention trainer, a mem- 
ber of the Classified Staff Sub- 
committee for the Diversity Ini- 
tiative, a participant in the 
Minority Student Mentoring 
Program, and a member of the 
Black Faculty and Staff Associa- 

Chase also works with the 
Cooperative Work Release pro- 
gram in Washington, D.C., 
where the participants are 
trained and assisted in obtaining 
jobs and transitional housing. 

"Hopefully I will continue to 
make a difference to each and 
every person, not only to 
women, but to men, as well," 
Chase said. 

Zoppi said she was in disbe- 
lief when she found out she 
was going to receive the award. 
Zoppi said she grew up with 
the presumption that you work 
hard and don't wait to get rec- 

"I'm always working hard," 
Zoppi said. "I never saw my 
mother or my grandmother or 
my grandfather or my father 
being recognized and they 
work as hard as I do. They 
wanted to teach me to always 
give to the community. So 1 was 
like me, and then it just felt 
really good, a sense of grati- 
tude, and then I felt real hum- 
ble. Then I turn it around and 

say what else can I do so I can 
give to others?" 

Zoppi is currently a doctor- 
al student in the Department of 
Educational Policy and Leader- 
ship in the College of Educa- 
tion. She coordinated the Oper- 
ation and International Selec- 
tion in undergraduate admis- 
sions from 1988 to 2002. 

Zoppi is the recipient of a 
scholarship to participate in 
national political training spon- 
sored by the National Educa- 
tion Association, National Coun- 
cil of La Raza and NALEO Edu- 
cation Fund and is an advocate 
of Partners in Disability. 

She has a research internship 
with the National Hispanic 
Leadership Institute and the 
Center for Women's Policy Insti- 
tute. Her research focuses on 
understanding the under-repre- 
sentation of Latino women in 
higher education, the barriers 
that Latino women face as lead- 
ers and examines how Latino 
women translate their social 
and cultural capital into effec- 
tiveness as leaders. 

She volunteers her time from 
collecting food and clothing for 
shelters in the Washington/Bal- 
timore area and mentoring Lad- 
no students in Maryland to 
speaking on Latino women's 
issues and visiting homeless 
shelters for Holiday "Meals on 
Wheels" program. 

"I was doing all these things 
to glorify life, to do what God 
had me to do," Zoppi said. 
"Because I felt in my heart to 
give without hoping for any- 
thing in return, but when I'm 
getting an award that shows me 
people are actually looking at it, 
people are actually saying these 
arc good values and these are 
good practices that are for com- 
mon good." 

— I.ydia X. McCoy, 
graduate journalism student 

Medicine: Taking a Contemporary Look at a Traditional Approach 

Continued from page 1 

faculty, like Bob, looking for 
new ways to expand and teach 
their knowledge," said Maynard 
(Sandy) Mack, Honors program 
director. "Our students, increas- 
ingly, are opening their eyes to 
the richness of the global cul- 
ture they will live and work in." 

The course follows the his- 
torical evolution of both med- 
ical schools of thought, that of 
the West dating back barely 
more than a century and driv- 
en by scientific research and 
the concept of the magic bul- 
let (a single cause, a specific 
drug). That of traditional Chi- 
nese medicine (TCM) goes 
back over more than 3,000 

years and is based on clinical 
experience and a holistic 
approach to health. Other areas 
covered are Asian art (different 
ways of visualizing reality), tai 
chi (a combination of physical 
exercise and meditadon), 
medicinal foods, acupuncture, 
scientific validation and clinical 
trials of TCM, and such societal 
issues as FDA regulation, 
patents, acceptance by physi- 
cians and patients. Students 
actually participate in tai chi, 
the preparation of TCM formu- 
lations, and acupuncture. 

Organized into teams, semi- 
nar members have three major 
projects (requiring research, 

writing and oral presentation): 
a newsmagazine article explain- 
ing TCM, a review article for a 
biomedical journal examining 
the scientific and clinical 
proofs for TCM treatments for 
selected diseases, and a book 
chapter that looks at whether 
TCM has a role in modern med- 
ical care. The course was organ- 
ized by Robert Yuan and Yuan 
Lin, but would not have been 
possible without the help of 
guest speakers with expertise 
in all of these areas. Such an 
original interdisciplinary and 
cross-cultural course requires 
careful evaluation, which will 
be done in collaboration with 

the Center forTeaching Excel- 

The Honors Program has fre- 
quently been able to serve as a 
test bed for the development 
of new course designs that can 
later be converted into courses 
for the general student popula- 
tion, and in this case, into a 
medical/nursing school 

How do students feel? "It is a 
personal experience in that I 
can understand different ways 
of thinking about my own 
health and what I can do about 
it," said one student. "I am head- 
ed for medical school and 
wanted to know about TCM 

just so that in the future I 
could reply to patients' ques- 
tions. But now I do believe that 
there are other ways to deal 
with health and medicine." 

Mack commented, "We are 
surrounded in the greater 
Washington, D.C. area with 
some of the most talented 
people on earth — many eager 
to work with university facul- 
ty who are open to new ideas 
and ways to engage students 
in learning. This kind of 
course makes the University 
of Maryland look good to 
everyone, from high school 
seniors to academics all 
across the country." 

MAY 6, 2003 





Outlook's Summer 

Below are Outlook's summer 
publishing dates: 

• June 10 
•July 15 

• Aug. 12 

• Sept. 2 (first day of fall classes) 

Submission deadlines are at 
least one week prior to the 
desired publication date. 

For more information, call 
Monette A. Bailey, editor, at 
(301) 4054629. Send items to 

Democracy Collaborative 

The Democracy Collaborative 
invites all to explore "Ideas 1 
Reality: Planning Partnerships 
with Prince George's County" 
on Thursday, May 15 from 9:30 
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bin and 
Conference Center. 

About 50 selected faculty 
and community participants 
are invited to this third meeting 
on fulfilling Maryland's public 
mission. The session's goals are 
to stimulate thought, map out 
needs and develop concrete 
plans for action in the areas of: 
Democratic Community Devel- 
opment/Urban Agriculture: 
Democratic Schools/Engaging 
Parents & Community; and Cul- 
tural Democracy/Collecting 
Stories, Attendees are asked to 
stay the entire day to ensure a 
continuous dialogue. 

For more information or to 
RSVP, contact Margaret Morgan- 
Hubbard at (301) 314-2745 or 
MMH @ democracy collaborative . 

U.S.-lslamic Relations 

The fRIS Center and Office of 
International Programs of the 
University of Maryland present 
"Reconstituting the United 
States' Relations with the Islam- 
ic World " workshop on Wednes- 
day, May 14 from 2-5:30 p.m. in 
the Language House Room of 
St. Mary's Hall. 

The workshop will seek to 

address whether effective 
means of interaction exist for 
the Unites States in addressing 
the development challenge and 
the political gulf with the Islam- 
ic World, as well as the divisions 
within these societies. Another 
goal is to develop some practi- 
cal pathways towards forging a 
new proactive relationship of 
friendship and partnership. 
RSVP by Friday, May 9 at 
noon by e-mail at jenniferm®, by phone at 
(30 1 ) 405-372 1 , or by fax to 
Jennifer Munro at (301) 405- 
3020 with your name, title and 
affiliation, contact coordinates 
and e-mail address. For more 
information about the work- 
shop visit 

The University's Speech and 
Hearing Clinic will offer free 
hearing screenings during the 
week of May 5-9 from 9 a.m.- 
2:30 p.m. each day in 0110 
Lefrak Hall. Screenings are open 
to the university community 
and the genera) public. 

An estimated 28 million 
Americans have a hearing loss 
that can be treated. May is Bet- 
ter Speech and Hearing Month 
—a good time to take stock of 
one's hearing and seek help if 
there is a problem. You may 
have a hearing loss if you: 

• Frequently' ask people to 
repeat themselves 

• Often turn your car toward a 
sound to hear it better 

■ Understand people better 
when you wear your glasses or 
look directly at their faces 

■ Lose your place in group con- 

• Keep the volume on your TV 
or radio at a level that others 
find too loud 

• Have pain or ringing in ears 

People who experience any 
of the above symptoms should 
see an audiologist for a hearing 
test Hearing loss is treatable 
and there is no reason to miss 
the important sounds of life. 

For more information, call 
(301) 4054218 to schedule an 

To Touch or Mot to Touch the Terrapin? 


Camille Kreisel (right), 3, daughter of Maryland alums Cullen 
('97) and Mayette ('94) Kreisel, took some time to evaluate 
the pros and cons of touching the live terrapin held out for 
her inspection. She is one of the many visitors who came to campus 
last weekend for the fifth annual Maryland Day. It is estimated that at 
least 60,000 people attended despite a slightly soggy start to the day. 

Knight: Journalists Visit, Learn 

Continued from page 1 

for our journalists." 

Telhami, who spent his childhood 
near Haifti, Israel, spoke on how per- 
ceptions of America are formed and 
how they can help or hamper what 
needs to be done in the Middle East. 
America's attempts at helping to es- 
tablish a democracy will be met with 
skepticism by leaders there because, 
"policy-wise they look at America 
through the prism of the Arab-Israeli 
conflict. Value- wise they look at Ameri- 
ca through the cheapest Hollywood 
films you could find." he said. 

A survey he conducted with 3,600 
men and women in six historically 
friendly countries just before the war 
began confirmed some thoughts that 
America was losing favor in interna- 
tional eyes. In Morocco, for example, 
only 6 perecent had a favorable view 
of America "In Saudi Arabia, only 3 per- 
cent had a favorable view," said Telha- 
mi, who added that more than 90 per- 
cent of those surveyed opposed war 
with Iraq, even if weapons of mass 
destruction were found. Telhami 
noted that America's seeming double 

standard as it concerns North Korea 
and weapons may play a part in nega- 
tive feelings. 

As for America's perceptions of 
Middle Eastern people, Telhami said 
he was encouraged by some conversa- 
tions immediately following the ter- 
rorist attacks a year and a half ago. 

"After 9-1 l.-.I thought the govern- 
ment, by and large, did a good job of 
trying to say the horror that was com- 
mitted against America was not the 
doing of Muslims... but was the doing 
of terrorists and that one shouldn't 
make a judgment about all Muslims or 
Arab people." 

Now, however, he feels that Ameri- 
cans want to know "why Muslims and 
Arabs hate us so much." 

He acknowledged that it will be 
very hard, perceptions aside, to 
rebuild Iraq, but almost anything is 
better than the regime previously in 
charge of the country, Will America 
be comfortable with what could be a 
religious democracy? This question is 
central to the country's future, said 

Maintenance: Fixing Broken Lights, Creaky Hinges, Mangled Signs 

Continued from page 1 

Hough tackles several work 
orders daily, ranging anywhere 
from 30 assignments to one or 
none. No matter how busy his 
schedule, he is always commit- 
ted to getting the job done 
right, noting that "this is a high- 
profile area of campus" because 
of orientation events and Presi- 
dent Mote's occasional speech- 
es on North Hill. "Maintaining it 
is important," Hough says. "It has 
to look good." 

Hough grew up as one of six 
children in Hagerstown, Md., 
and wanted to become a pilot. 
When the U.S. Naval Academy 
denied his enrollment due to 
imperfect vision, Hough packed 
his bags for the University of 

Maryland, where he studied 
electrical engineering for five 
years. Out of money and one 
class short of graduating, he 
joined the Residential Facilities 
maintenance force and has 
been working hard ever since. 
Eleven years after his career be- 
gan, Hough finally finished his 
bachelor of science degree by 
being allowed to take time out 
of his work day to attend class. 

Hough's typical day begins 
with descending the stairs to 
his office in the basement of 
Caroll Hall where he flips 
through various assignments 
and prepares his plans for the 
day. Today, Hough checks his 
supply room, gathers his equip- 

ment and starts off on job num- 
ber one. 

Three women in Anne Arun- 
del Hall lost power in half of 
their triple, and Hough must 
find and fix the problem. After 
much unplugging and re-plug- 
ging, the power comes back on, 
the women thank him and he 
leaves to fill out his paperwork. 
"Sorry if I woke you up," he 
calls to one resident who's been 
lying in her bed the whole time. 

Hough's next task is slightly 
more complicated. Another exit 
sign in Caroline Hall has been 
torn down. Carrying a ladder, a 
toolbox, a new exit sign and his 
small work-order-containing 
metal box, he enters the build- 

ing and shuts off the electricity 
for the hall he' 11 be working in. 
Upstairs, he perches on his lad- 
der to rewire the site and attach 
a new exit sign. The process 
takes about 20 minutes, during 
which time many students walk 
by Hough on their way to class 
in silence. 

"For the most part, people 
ignore you " Hough says of the 
residents. "But after a while of 
seeing you around, some will 
say hi." 

The lack of interaction does- 
n't faze Hough, who enjoys 
working alone and being pro- 
ductive. He's more concerned 
with keeping students safe. 
Although he doesn't understand 

the sometimes destructive ten- 
dencies of college students, 
Hough looks on the bright side. 
"As long as they're tearing stuff 
apart, there's something to do," 
he says. 

Cleaning up after college stu- 
dents can sometimes be a 
chore. But on the contrary, there 
is even more work to be done 
in the summer, when students 
aren't around. Residential Facili- 
ties maintenance workers 
spend months checking dorms 
for problems and imperfections. 
"It's a relief when the students 
move in," Hough says. 

— Cheryl Ross, junior 
journalism and French student