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Outlook 




Art 

Extravaganza 
Dazzles 



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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Volume i g 



Number 15 'May 13, 2003 



Awards for 
''Practical/' 
Engrossing Work 

The John Simon Guggenheim 
Memorial Foundation awarded 
fellowships to two University' of 
Maryland professors last month. 

Ira Berlin, Distinguished Univer- 
sity Professor of history, and math- 
ematics professor Richard 
Schwartz were two of 1 84 artists, 
scholars and scientists selected 
from more than 3.200 applicants 
from the United States and Cana- 




PHOTO av CVNTHIA MITCHEL 

Richard Schwartz 




FILE PHOTO av JOHN T CONSOLI 



Ira Berlin 



da. Awards are based on the appli- 
cant's research budget. This is the 
contest's 79th year. 

Berlin said he was delighted to 
win the Guggenheim to study 
movement and place in African- 
American life between 1650 and 
2000. The amount of his award is 
still being negotiated. His research 
surrounds the three great migra- 
tions of African Americans, from 
the transatlantic slave trade to the 
internal slave trade to the great 
north migration, whicli Berlin labels 
"from the plantation to the ghetto." 

Berlin said now that he has won 
the Guggenheim he will be 
engrossed in his research. "I'll head 
off to the library and won't emerge 
for a year," he said. 

Schwartz said he applied to the 
foundation to study the connec- 
tions between real and complex 
hyperbolic groups, tw^o patterns in 
space, last October. He said he dis- 

See AWARDS, page 2 



Now It's Time to Say Goodbye 




fltE PHOTO QV JOHM I CONSOLI 



While tlie traditional pomp and circumstance of spring commencement 
can be expected, organizers decided to change the order of events to 
allow families more time to enjoy the main ceremony and the individual 
programs. For specific ceremony information, visit wTATv.commencement.imid.edu. 



Comtnencetnent Ceremonies 

Building 



May 22 

Main Ceremony 

6:30 p.m., Comcast Center 

May 23 

A. Jamas Clark School of 
Engineering 

9 a.m.. Cote Student Activities 



Afro- American Studies, 
Anthropology and Geography 

9 a.m.. Memorial Chapel 

American Studies and 

Women's Studies 

Noon, 0200 Skinner Building 



Art History 

9 a.m., Clarice Smith Center, 
Glldeniiofn Recital Hall 

Art Studio 

Noon, Stamp Student Union, 
Grand Ballroom 

COMMENCEMENT, pa^ 4 



Campus Faculty^ Staff Help Keep City Green 



Early wet weather can- 
celed recess and the 
skies stUI looked a bit dark, 
but just as the third graders 
from Hollywood Elementary 
School marched out to set 
up their chairs for the Arbor 
Day tree planting ceremo- 
ny—out came the sun. 

The schoolchildren were 
joined in a celebration of 
the holiday by state and 
local parks personnel, Col- 
lege Park Mayor Stephen 
Brayman and faculty' and 
staff from the university 
who volunteer on the city's 
Tree and Landscape Board. 
The nine-member group 
helps businesses and home- 
owners plan landscaping 
efibrts through education, 
encouraging the use of 
foliage known to do well in 
the area They are currently 
updating a publication list- 
ing recommended plants. 
Two members are cit)' 
employees and seven are 
citizen volimteers. Created 
by the Committee for a Bet- 
ter Environment in 1991, 
the board works with Bren- 
da Alexander, horticulturist 
for the city, to review and 
approve landscaping plans 




PHOTOS BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEV 



College Park Mayor Stephen Brayman, from left, joins professor 
Dennis Herschbach, professor John Lea-CoK (behind tree) and 
College Park Horticulturist Brenda Alexander to plant one of two 
maples the city bought for Hollywood Elementary School. 



on city property. Among the 
plans board members have 
approved are those submit- 
ted by Route 1 businesses as 
part of a city matching grant 



program. Some of the busi- 
nesses that have benefitted 
ft'om this program include 

See ARBOR, page 2 



Dingman Center 
Partners with 
Venture Fund 

The New Markets Growth 
Fund (NMGF) has clo.sed a 
$20 million venture capital 
fund to invest in early and expan- 
sion stage companies, primarily 
located in economically distressed 
sections of Maryland, Vii^nia and 
Washington, D.C. 

Investors in the NMGF include 
public entities, private institutions 
and high net worth individuals. It 
was initiated through the Dingman 
Center for Entreprcneurship at the 
university's Robert H. Smith School 
of Business, and will greatly benefit 
from this relationship. 

"We bring to this fund access to 
the region's top scientific, invest- 
ment and business professionals," 
said Don Spero, NMGF partner and 
director of the Dingman Center. "In 
addition, the Dingman Center will 
provide a team of exceptional 
Smith School MBA students, who 
will support the fund's profession- 
al managers." 

"The closing of this fund in a 
challenging venture capital envi- 
ronment is a testament to our 
compelling formtda and sound 
venture team, which has over 60 
years of investment and manage- 
ment experience," said Mark 
Grovic, NMGF founding parmer. 

See DINGMAN, page 4 



Libraries to 
House NPR 
News Tape 
Collection 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries have become the insti- 
tutional curator and depository 
for the National Public Radio 
(NPR) News Tape Collection 
This valuable collection of some 
21,500 audiotape reels chroni- 
cles, in depth, all the major 
world news events occurring 
from 1971 to 1983. An addition- 
al 8,000 reels will provide the 
universit>' with NPR News pro- 
gramming through 1988. 

The tapes, to be located in 
the National Public Broadcast- 
ing Archives (NPBA) in Horn- 
bake Library, became accessible 
at the beginning of the month. 
As part of the agreement, NPR 
will iransfcr to the Libraries 
each year some 4,000 additional 
tapes spatming events beyond 
1988. 

"The NPR News Tape Collec- 
tion is the most significant non- 
commercial radio news archive 
in the country," said Dean of 

See NPR, page 3 



MAY 13, 2003 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : MAY 13 - 19 



may 13 



12:30-2:30 p.m., Universitv 
of Marvland Opera Work- 
shop GitJenhurn RecitaJ Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Music by Barab, Bern- 
stein and Barber Eugene Galvin 
directs. Free. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-ARTS or see 
www. music . umd . edu/c alendar. 

2-3 p.m., Web of Science 
and Journal Citation 
Reports Seminar See For 

Your Interest, page 4. 

3:30-4:30 p.m.. Numerical 
Analysts Seminar: Phase- 
Field Models: A Parameter 
Hell 3206 Math Building. With 
Daniel Kessler. For more infor- 
mation, contact Tobias von 
Petersdoiff at tvp® math, umd, 
edu or visit www.math.timd. 
edu/dpet/seminars/nas. 

4 p.m.. String Theory 

Physics Lecture Hall. With 
Shamit Kachru of Stanford Uni- 
versity. Refresh ments will be 
served prior to the colloquiimi 
for a small fee. For more infor- 
mation, call 5-340 1 . 

5-7 p.m.. Next Chapters 
Retirement Program See For 
Your Interest, page 4. 

8-10 p.m.. The Philharmonia 
Ensemble Dekelboum Con- 
cert Hall, Clarice Smith Perfor- 
ming Arts Center. Maryland's 
student-run chamber orchestra 
closes the current artistic sea- 
son with its finale concert. 
Free. For more information, c^ 
(301) 405-AJlTS or visit 
www.music.umd.edu/calendar. 



WE0NE5OAV 



may 14 



2-5:30 p.m., U.S.-lslamic 
Relations Workshop Lan- 
guage House Room, St. Mary's 
Hall. The workshop will seek 
to address whether effective 
means of ineraction exist for 
the United States in facing the 
development challenges and 
the political gulf with the 
Islamic world. For more infor- 
mation, contact Jennifer Munro 
at 5-3721 or jennilierm@iris. 
econ.urad.edu, or visit 
www: iris.econ.umd.edu, 

1 1 a.m.-noon, Web of Sci- 
ence and Journal CKation 
Reports Seminar See For 



Your Interest, page 4. 

3:30-5 p.m.. President's 
Commission on Ethnic Min- 
ority Issues Awards Recep- 
tion Maryland Room, Marie 
Moimt Hall. For more informa- 
tion, contact Ntchole Maiman 
at mr cello@hotmail.com. 



THURSDOY 



may 15 



9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Managing 
When There's Too Much to 
Do and Not Enough Staff 
to Do It 1 101 U Chesapeake, 
Learn to challenge old work 
processes and motivate staff 
who are working at capacity. 
Strategies for handling 
burnout, communicating with 
management regarding expec- 
tations and keeping individual 
management styles positive 
will be offered. Cost is $120. 
For more information, contact 
Natalie Torres, 5-565 lor train- 
dev@accmail.umd.edu, or visit 
http ://pe rsonnel , umd . edu . 



may 16 



9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Spring 
Sale Greenhouses, Harrison 
Laboratory. Flowers will be on 
sale. For more information, call 
Catherine at 5-4376. 



may 18 



10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4th 
Annual Sunday Brunch 
Cruise Odyssey Cruise, Wash- 
ington, D.C. With journalist 
De Wayne Wickham '74 and 
music by Spur of the Moment. 
A silent auction will be held 
for the Parren Mitchell Scholar- 
ship Fund. Tickets are $45 for 
alumni association members, jllllG 7 
$55 for non-members. For 
more information, call (301 ) 
403-4278 exi. 11 or e-mail Llate- 
tra@ terpalum.umd.edu, or visit 
www.alumni.umd.edu. 



University 
Coilege 

Graduation May 
Affect Paricing 

As in past years, the 
spring commence- 
ment ceremonies for 
UMUC wtlJ talce place on the 
ColSege Park campus. This 
year, they have been sched- 
uled for the morning of Sat- 
urday, May 17 in the Corn- 
cast Center. Accordingly, the 
following advice is offered to 
faculty and students whose 
examinations have been 
scheduled for that morning: 

1. Arrive early. Though the 
ceremonies start at 9 a.m., 
guests may begin to arrive 
on campus as early as 7:30 
a.m. Traffic is likely to taper 
off around 9:15 a.m.; cere- 
monies end around noon. 

2. Enter campus from the 
west (University Blvd. at Sta- 
dium Drive) or from the 
south (at the entrance locat- 
ed at the intersection of Bal- 
timore Avenue and Regents 
Drive, or the entrance locat- 
ed at the intersection of 
Knox Road and Prinkert 
Drive). Guests are most likely 
to enter campus at the main 
gate on the east side of cam- 
pus (Baltimore Avenue at 
Campus Drive) or rrortheast 
gate (University Blvd. at 
Paint Branch Drive). 

3. Plan ahead to identify 
the route to the parking lot 
you intend to access. All lots 
will be open. For a detailed 
description of the parking 
lots situated on campus, 
consult the campus map at 
wwfw.inform.umd.edu/Cam- 
puslnfo/About_UMCP/Maps/. 



SATURDAY 



TBUHSOflV 



may 22 

10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Farmer's 
Market Rossborough Inn. 
Fresh garden vegetables and 
fruits. For more information, 
contact Pam Whitlow at 4^012 
or pwhitlow® dining.umd.edu, 
or visit www.dining umd.edu/ 
locations/ rossborough/. 



8 p.m.. National Orchestral 
Institute Concert Dekelboum 

Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Per- 
formingArts Center Talented 
young musicians from across 
the country will perform with 
conductor Michael Stern. Tick- 
ets are $20. For more informa- 
tion, visit www.claricesmith- 
ccnter.umd.edu. 



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ings, visit http: //out- 
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Continued from page 1 




Pam Townsend, marketing and 
media relations coordinator for 
the College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources, introduces 
the artistic part of the Arbor 
Day celebration. 

the Hillcrest Hotel, Koons 
Ford and Madam Flora, the 
palmreader 

"We meet once a month," 
said Pam Townsend, market- 
ing and media relations coor- 
dinator for the College of 
Agriculture and Natural 
Resources and chair of the 
board. "People serve a three- 
year term, but can be reap- 
pointed." Her fellow volun- 
teers include campus col- 
leagues Dennis Herschbach, 
as,sociate professor and asso- 
ciate chair of the College of 
Education's Department of 
Education Policy and Leader- 
ship; John Lea-Cox, associate 
professor in the Department 
of Natural Resource Science 
& Landscape Architecture 
and volunteer city forester; 
and John Krouse,turfgrass 
research assistant in the 
same department. 

The two Johns have a 
great deal of knowledge 
between them," said Towns- 
end, who is no slouch herself, 
having won a coimty beautifi- 
cation award for her garden. 

"We have a very good 
board," said Mary Cook, a 
member of the environment 
committee, speaking to the 
group's varied and valuable 
areas of expertise. 

During the ceremony, Beth 
Bader from the state's Forest 
Service presented Mayor 
Brayman with another Tree 
City USA barmer for College 
Park's ecological efforts. The 
National Arbor Day Founda- 
tion sponsors the award pro- 
gram, along with the United 
States Department of Agricul- 
ture Forest Service and the 
National Association of State 
Foresters. 

Then the students, dressed 
in paper-bag vests decorated 
to look like tree trunlcs, read 
poetry, performed a skit and 
sang The two Amur Maples 
planted w^ere gifts from the 
state in honor of the award. 
Townsend said the students, 
under the guidance of their 
teachers Emily D'Elia and 
Kascy Duff, chose the trees. 



Awards 

Continued Jrom page i 

covered the first connection 
of this kind through comput- 
er experimentation six years 
ago, and has discovered sev- 
eral more since then. He said 
he initiated the research to 
surprise some colleagues. 

The professor said he 
thought his proposal was a 
long shot, but it was definite- 
ly not his first, Schwartz 
applied for the Guggenheim 
years ago to fund his virtual 
reality art installation idea. 

"Most of my ideas are 
crazy," Schwartz said. "When 
1 applied then, I was really 
just taking a shot in the 
dark. Needless to say, 1 didn't 
get it." He said when he 
applied this time he wanted 
the grant for a more practi- 
cal purpose and wrote out a 
more conservative and care- 
ful proposal. 

Schwartz said he called 
femily and friends and then 
bought an expensive botde 
of champagne when he 
foimd out he won, and plans 
to use the $35,000 to 
finance the second semester 
of his sabbatical next year. 
Schwartz said President Dan 
Mote wrote him a personal 
note but for the most part, 
things are back to normal, 

"My department has some 
world-class mathematicians 
in it, so they're somewhat 
used to periodic honors like 
this," he said. 

— Desair Brown, 

graduate journalism student 



Outlook 



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OUTLOOK 



Sculptor Shares Space, Talents 



Art professor Foon 
Sham said he does 
not object to being 
on the same level 
as his students. 

"Inside the classroom 1 am 
your professor," Sham said to 
them/But once you're out- 
side, you are equally consider- 
ed an artist, but younger." 

Sham has made good on 
that statement by inviting 
some of his students to pres- 
ent their art alongside his 
own at Washington Square in 
Washington, D.C. The display, 
called "Three Generations," 
began May 5 and ends in 
August, It also showcases art 
by Sham's past professors at 
Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity and individuals with 
whom he attended school. 

The art professor said he 
did not want the viewing to 
just be about htm. Sham's stu- 
dents "were ver)' honored" 
when he asked them to join 
him, he said. 

The title "Three Generations" 
is symbolic. Sham said he 
learned the art of sculpture 
from his professors. Sham's stu- 
dents have learned the art of 
sculpture from him, Together, 
they display their art. 

Washington Square's display 
is not the only one in which 
Sham is featured. From June to 




PHOTO BY FOON SHAM 



One of Foon Sham's wood sculptures in 
ttie exhlbttion "Three Generations" at 
Washington Square at Connecticut 
Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. 
This piece is called 'Joint ft7. Scissors." 



July, the Manningham Gallery in 
Melbourne, Australia will be 
showing some of his sculptures. 
He must travel to Melbourne to 
build one of the featured sculp- 
tures because it would be too 
large to send overseas. 

Sham said his art has changed 
during his career. "1 was more 
into color. My new works are 
more natural," Sham said. 



He sculpts with wood, a 
substance he thinks is like no 
other. "Steel, to me, is great 
material for what it does, but 
it does not have that individ- 
ual characteristic," he said. 

Wood is such that "you can- 
not match two grains," he said. 
He compared it to humans. 

"You and me are people but 
we look different," he said. 

Sham arrived in the United 
States as a student from Hong 
Kong. He attended California 
College of Arts and Crafts in 
Oakland, Ca. "to study design" 
so he "could get a job." He 
took one sculpting class that 
hooked him, he said. 

"I really wanted to do 
sculpture but 1 knew 1 had to 
make a living," Sham said. 
He was able to work in 
design but he said he still 
wanted to sculpt, so he 
attended graduate school. He 
framed pictures and worked 
in restaurants "to survive," he 
said, and beginning in 1984, he 
taught at the end of the week. 
Sham displayed his art later that 
year and said he has been 
sculpting "for the last 1 5 years." 
"I also enjoy teaching while I 
can share my ideas and my work 
with my students who are study- 
ing art," Sham said. 

— -Janiie Wellington, 
graduate journalism student 



Historic Tapes Find Maryland Home 

Continued Jrom page i 



Libraries Charles B. Lowry. 
"Covering the first 1 5 years of 
NPR news programming, the 
initial transfer contains in- 
depth reportage of the main 
news events of the 1970s and 
'80s. Stories dealing with the 
release of the Pentagon 
Papers, the end of the Vietnam 
War, the resignation of Presi- 
dent Richard Nixon and the 
rise of Reagan conservatism 
are just a sampling of the rich 
materials contained in the col- 
lection. 

"Besides providing ^fPR 
news programmers access to 
the tapes," Lowry said,"we 
also plan to promote the col- 
lection to students of joumal- 
tsm, political and diplomatic 
history, political science and 
other disciplines. We look for- 
ward to working with NPR to 
make its news tape legacy 
available to researchers here 
and around the world." 

Commenting on the agree- 
ment, Rob Robinson, senior 
librarian at NPR, pointed out 
that "this is an exciting new 
relationship with the Universi- 
ty of Maryland, The imiversi- 
ty's feculty and students will 
now have easy access to years 
of the best news and cultural 
Stories on radio. In addition, 
the NPR tapes are a collection 
of dozens of different award- 
winning programs that can 
teach the art of radio produc- 
tion." Robinson is a 1973 mas- 



ter's graduate of the universi- 
ty, having received a degree in 
library science. 

NPR has also provided the 
Libraries with a copy of its 
News Tape database in elec- 
tronic format and, according 
to Tom Connors, curator of 
the NPBA, this will eventually 
be loaded into catalogusmai, 
the online catalog serving the 
16 University System of Mary- 
land and affiliated institution 
libraries, to provide a conven- 
ient reference tool for the col- 
lection. Plans are also in the 
works to digitize the collec- 
tion and provide online 
access in the near future. 

For the past 25 years the 
federal National Archives and 
Records Administration 
<TJARA), wrhich in the past 
year, decided to relinquish 
control; has managed the NPR 
News Tape Collection. Follow- 
ing an Intensive evaluation 
process involvuig several edu- 
cational institutions, NPR 
selected the Libraries as the 
depository primarily because 
the NPBA were already locat- 
ed in Hombake Library and 
housed a substantia] number 
of NPR adnvinistrathfc 
records. 

To acconmiodatc NPR's 
ongoing need for background 
material, the agreement pro- 
vides NPR news programmers 
with access to the collection 
on a regular basis for their var- 



ious news shows. More than 
1 50 series tides are contained 
in the collection including 
such NPR program stalwarts 
as "Morning Edition," "All 
Things Considered," "Hori- 
zons," "About Books & Writ- 
ers," as well as various Con- 
gressional hearings held prior 
to the advent of C-SPAN 
including the Watei^te pro- 
ceedings. "Morning Edition" 
and "All Things Considered" 
have the second and third 
largest weekly radio audi- 
ences in the coimtry respec- 
tively. , 

National Public Badtd was 
founded on February 24, 1 970, 
with 90 public radio stations 
as charter members.Tbday, 
NPR serves a growing audi- 
ence of nearly 21 million 
Americans each week via 732 
public radio stations and the 
Internet and in Europe, Asia, 
Australia and Africa via NPR 
Worldwide, to military installa- 
tions overseas via American 
Forces Netwoik, and through- 
out Japan via cable. In its more 
than 30 years, NPR has won 
every major award in journal- 
ism for news and cultural pro- 
gramming in America 

Persons interested in listen- 
ing to materials in the collec- 
tion can gain access by visit- 
ing the NPBA on the third 
floor of Hombake Library, 
Monday through Friday from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 



BSLC^ 



^ X t racu r r i c If la r 



Giving Her All in Love 



The saying "love con- 
quers air for some is a 
lovely idea in theory, 
but absent in practice — sappy 
stuff most people find best 
reserved for romantic come- 
dies and made-for-TV movies. 
Unless, that is, they've met 
Diana White, whose whole 
basis for life is about loving 
others. Her version doesn't 




College of Journalism administrative assistant 
Diana whrte lets her faith guide her in pursuits 
on and off campus. 



come from a Hollywood 
script, though, and her passion 
about it is anything but sappy. 

White, a Christian, says 
everything she does in life — 
from opening her home as a 
safe haven for abused women 
to advising new-to-the-area 
graduate students — stems 
from her belief in her love for 
God and the love she receives 
from him. 

White works on campus as 
an administrative assistant in 
the PhUip Merrill College of 
Journalism. Off campu,s. White 
sows her love through Agape 
Love Ministries, a ministry she 
created in 2000 as part of her 
on-going crusade to serve oth- 
ers with unconditional love 
and support. At Agape 's crux 
are themed annual prayer 
breakfasts and workshops, 
seminars and conferences 
White runs for abiLSed and 
troubled women. 

The women who come to 
her workshops are insecure 
and have very low self-esteem, 
and it is her goal to teach such 
women they can have healthy 
and full lives through commu- 
nication with God, White said. 

"You don't give up on any- 
body and you don't discourage 
anybody," she said. 

Need a ride to church? She's 



there to offer a lift. Something 
on your mind? She'll take 
prayer requests. Want help 
interpreting a Bible passage? 
She'll do that, too. She gives 
away her old clothes to i>eople 
in need. Or she takes them out 
to buy new clothes. 

On campus, she loves 
attending student-run events 
like plays and dance perform- 
ances to show 
support. At the 
college, she is 
there for the 
graduate stih 
dents "from the 
first phone call 
until tlicy walk 
across the 
stage," as she 
likes to say. 

She strives to 
get to know the 
students so they 
trust that she is 
there for them. 

"The best 
way to learn a 
person is to talk 
with them, and 
to really listen to 
what they're say- 
ing," she said. 
White, whose 
three children 
are Maryland 
graduate stu- 
dents in other 
departments, said she treats 
the joiuTialism graduate stih 
dents just as she treats her 
own children. 

"You just concentrate on 
love and patience," she said. 

Despite her conviction. 
White still comes across as 
very down to earth, chatting 
about her dogs or politics and, 
althou^ she is an ordained 
minister, straying away from 
titles she feels some people 
use pretentiously. 

"Some people call me 'min- 
ister,' some people call me 
Rev,' some people call me 
'evangelist,' " she said. "It does- 
n't matter." 

Tlie word "Agape" in the 
name of White's ministry is 
from ancient Greek New Testa- 
ment texts. She uses it based 
on translations of the word to 
mean an "unselfish, uncondi- 
tional and sacriBcial love" from 
God. The meaning of the word 
to White best sums up what 
she is all about: 

"It is the greatest expression 
of love, and to express that 
love there has to be a demon- 
stration of action in word and 
deed, seeking the betterment 
of another regardless of your 
own feelings." 

— -Justyn Kopack, 
senior journalism smdcnt 



Edit9r'm moimi Outlook's feature. extmcurricukiT, takes occasional 
glimpses into unlfersity employees' lives beyond tbeir day Jobs. Wfe iiief- 
come story suggestions; colt Monette Austin Bailey at (30 1} 405-4629 or 
send them to outlook@accmailumd.edu. 



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The deadline to submit nominations 
for the 2003 Outstanding Adminis- 
trative Professional Award has been 
extehded to May 16. The President's 
Commission on Women's Issues 
(PCWT) encourages supervisors and 
co-workers to nominate three peo- 
ple deserving of this award. 

For more information, contact 
Carol Cron at (301) 405-2333 or 
ccron®rhsmith. iimd.edu, or visit 
www. inform . umd . edu/pcwi/pccc . 



Next Chapters Retirement 
Program 

Are you prcparerd to transition 
from work to retirement? Join col- 
leagues from the university and the 
community to discover how to 
make the "Next Chapters" of your 
life productive and satisfjing.The 
Legacy College for Lifelong Learn- 
ing of the Center on Aging, at 432 1 
Hartwick Road, will hold this event 
on Tuesday, May 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Topics include health, financial 
and legal affairs, lifelong learning 
and volunteerism. Sessions encour- 
age creative, interactive participa- 
tion and discussion under the guid- 
ance of experts. Enrollment fee 
(includes material and parking) is 
$75. For more information, call 5- 
2469 or e-mail benas@umd.edu. 



Wab off Science and Journal 
Citation Reports Seminar 

UM Libraries welcomes the campus 
to a demonstration and hands-on 
workshop of [Si's Web of Science. It 
is a multidisciplinary database, cov- 
ering the journal literature of the 
sciences from 1945 to the present. 
Web of Science indexes more than 
5,700 major journals across 164 sci- 



Black Arts Extravaganza Held at Nyumburu Center 




PHOTO BV KATE BAFtNES 



Art in various media and its creators took over the Nyumburu Cultural Center recendy as 
part of the Black Arts Extravaganza featuring works by on- and off^canipus artists. From left, 
MBA student Nigel D, Greaves, art history graduate student Tamara De Silva, education pol- 
icy and leadership graduate student Andre Perry, counseling and personnel services graduate student 
Rashida Govan and American studies graduate student Johonna McCants take a moment to smile 
for the camera. To -view some of their work, visit http://oudook.coIlegepubUsher.com. 



entiflc disciplines, covering approx- 
imately 2,100 more joiunals than its 
SCI print and CD-ROM. Participants 
will be able to conduct their own 
handson searches and receive help 
from experienced users. ISI's "Jour- 
nal Citation Reports" will be 
demonstrated, where journal rank- 
ings and impact fectors will be dis- 
cussed. The workshop is free, but 
advance registration is required. 

This seminar is offered in 6103 
McKeldln Library on: 

• Tuesday, May 13, 2-3 p.m. 

• Wednesday, May 14, 11 a.m. -noon 

Seating is limited to 16 people in 
both sessions. For more informa- 
tion, contact User Education Ser- 
vices at (301) 405-9070 or ue6® 



umail.umd.edu, or visit www. lib. 
umd . cdu/U ES/se min ar. h tml . 



BFSA Conference: Unity 
Among Our Differencas 

Members of the Black Faculty & 
Staff Association (BFSA) invite the 
university community and affiliates 
to the 16th Annual Conference for 
African Americans in Higher Educa- 
tion, being held May 28-29 at the 
Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane 
in Greenbelt. 

This year's conference theme is 
"Unity Among Oiu- Differences: 
Understand, Support, and Progress." 
Keynote speakers are Maryland 
adjunct professor of leadership Kmt 
Gerald ShockleyAlkcbulan, publbh- 



er and motivational speaker Mar- 
garet Dureke, and Swarthmore asso- 
ciate professor of sociology Sarah 
Susannah Willie. 

For more information and regis- 
tration details, visit www, inform, 
umd . edu/bfsa/confe rence. 



Moonlight Meeting 

The Department of Astronomy will 
host a lunar eclipse viewing on the 
steps of the Memorial Chapel, May 
15 beginning at 10 p.m. Telescopes 
will be set up until at least mid- 
night, though the full eclipse could 
continue until 3 am. 

For more information, contact 
Elizabeth Warner, observatory direc- 
tor, at (301) 405-6555. 



Dingman: Investment in the Region 

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"By focusing on the strategic use of capi- 
tal to identify and support a new class of 
investments, the fund can achieve superi- 
or financial returns for investors while 
fueling economic growth." 

The NMGF will leverage its investment 
dollars with ftinds available through the 
Small Business Admimstration's New Mar- 
kets Venture Capital program. The pro- 
gram, authorized by Congress in 2000, 
provides venture groups with matching 
fimds through federally backed loans and 
grants. The fund expects that it will invest 
in approximately 20 companies with indi- 
vidual investment amounts ranging from 
$200,000 to $2 miUion-The NMGF tar- 
gets both existing small businesses seek- 
ing growth capital and early stage compa- 
nies with developed products based 
upon break-through technologies.Thc 
investment profile will include compa- 
nies with strong management teams and 
superior products in growing maritets. 

"The New Markets Growth Fund 
demonstrates what can be achieved 
when the public and private sectors 
work together," said Sen, Paul S, Sarbanes, 
the ranking member on the Senate Bank- 
ing, Hotising and Urban Affoirs Commit- 
tee. "With the support and leadership of 
the University of Maryland's Dingman 



Center, this program will give an impor- 
tant boost to small business development 
and job creation in economically dis- 
tressed areas of our state." 

The fund's investors include: CapCity 
Ventures (that includes National Capital 
Revitalization Corporation, BB&T Bank 
and Southern Financial Bank). M&T Bank, 
Capital One, Chev>' Chase Bank, MBNA, 
Farmers & Mechanics Banks, Sandy Spring 
Bank. Empower Baltimore, the Calvert 
Group, National Cooperative Bank, Balti- 
more Development Corporation, the state 
of Maryland, the University of Maryland's 
Smith School of Business and several of 
the region's top angel investors and the 
fund management company, 

"The New Markets Grovrth Fund is 
well-positioned to carve out an attractive 
niche in an alternative asset class that 
plays to its competitive advantages," said 
Jack Biddle, co-founder of Novak Biddle 
Venture Partners and a NMGF investment 
committee member "By focusing on 
often overlooked oppommities, the fiind 
will help fill a funding gap in the region 
while creating strong opportunities for 
returns to the fund's investors." 

More information about the New Mar- 
kets Growth Fund can be found at 
www,newmarketsftind.cora. 



Classics 

9 a.m., Marie Mount Hall, 
Maryland Room 

College of Agriculture & 
Natural Resources 

Noon, Memorial Chapel 

College of Computer, 
Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences 

Noon, Reckord Armory 

College of Education 

Noon, Cole Student 
Activities Building 

College of Health and 
Human Performance 

Noon, Ritchie Coliseum 

College of Information 

Studies 

3 p.m., Clarice Smith 

Center, Gildenhorn Hall 

College of Life Sciences 

9 a.m., Ritchie Coliseum 

Communication 

9 a.m., Reckord Armory 



Criminologv and 
Criminal Justice 
3 p.m., Comcast Center 

Dance/Theatre 

Noon, Clarice Smith Cen- 
ter, Kay Theatre 

Economics 

9 a.m., Tawes Theatre 

English 

Noon, Tawes Theatre 

Foreign Languages 

Noon, Tydings Hall, 
Room 013D 

Government and Politics 

Noon, Comcast Center 

Hearing and Speech 

Sciences 

3 p.m.. Memorial Chapel 

History/ Jewish Studies 

Noon, Toll Physics Build- 
ing, Room 1410 

Individual Studies 

3 p.m., Nyumburu Cult- 
ural Center 



Linguistics 

Noon, Marie Mount Hall, 
Maryland Room 

Music 

9 a.m., Clarice Smith 
Center, Dekel bourn Hall 

Philip Merrill School of 
Journalism 

3 p.m., Clarice Smith 
Center, Dekelboum Hall 

Psychology 

Noon, Clarice Smith Cen- 
ter, Dekelboum Hall 

Robert H. Smith School 
of Business 

9 a.m., Comcast Center 

School of Architecture 

10 a.m.. Architecture 
Building, Great Space 

School of Public Affairs 
9 a.m.. Stamp Student 
Union, Hoff Theater 

Sociology 

9 a.m., Clarice Smith 
Center, Kay Theatre