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Outlook 




New BSOS 
Dean 

Announced 

Page 4 



THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Vol u m e i 9 



N u mbtr 16 • June 10, 2003 



University 
System Taps 
BSOS Dean 

Chancellor William E. Kir- 
wan has announced that 
Irwin L. Goldstein, dean 
of the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences, will be the next 
vice chancellor for academic 
affairs for the University System 
of Maryland, effective Novem- 
ber 1 . Goldstein will retire as 
dean on June 30. 

In announcing his decision. 
the chancellor noted that Gold- 
stein "is an exceptional academ- 
ic administrator with a special 
talent for facilitation and pro- 
moting collaboration." 

"President Dan Mote and I 
extend our heartfelt gratitude to 
Irv for his 37 years of dedicated 
and distinguished service 10 the 
university and congratulate him 
on his new appointment," said 
William Destler, senior vice 
president for academic affairs 
and provost. "The outstanding 
wisdom and leadership he 
demonstrated as dean of BSOS 
will serve him well as vice chan- 
cellor." 

In related news, Robert 
Hampton, associate provost for 
academic affairs and dean for 
undergraduate studies, has been 
appointed the next president of 
York College, part of the City 
University of New York. Hamp- 
ton has been with the campus 
for 10 years. 



Young Adults 
Not Sure of 
Adulthood 

Modern attitudes con- 
cerning work and sex- 
uality contribute to 
new thoughts about adulthood, 
research associate professor 
Jeffrey Arnett said. 

Arnett, a visiting professor in 
the College of Education's 
Department of Human Develop- 
ment, has examined "emerging 
adulthood" for the past 10 
years. He focuses on individuals 
from age 18 to 29, usually 18 to 
25, and their thoughts about the 
meaning of adulthood. 

This is a "fascinating group" 
to analyze, Arnett said, adding 
that he'd like to do this type of 
analysis for a while. 

Arnett has examined college 
students, including some whom 
he has taught, as well as those 
that are not in college. He dis- 
covered that his subjects do not 
usually give a "yes or no" 
response when asked if they 
consider themselves to be 



Faculty, Staff Commended for Efforts 




PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues awardees {I to r): ARHU Senior Academic Advisor 
Paula Nadter, Professor S. James Gates; graduate student Marie Ting; Ed Saunders, husband of award 
recipient Del ores Saunders; Professor Ana Patricia Rodriquez; ARHU Academic Advisor Thomas Moore; 
ARHU graduate assistant Ashley Ho; ARHU Program Manager Jessica White; ARHU Office of Student 
Affairs Director Audran Ward; ARHU Senior Academic Advisor Jennifer Garcia; Director of Stamp 
Student Union and Campus Programs Elb ridge James; and ARHU Associate Dean Gabriele Strauch. 



The President's 
Commissions on 
Ethnic Minority 
Issues and Disabili- 
ty Issues recently recognized 
members of the campus 
community for their efforts 
on behalf of each constituen- 
cy. In separate award cere- 
monies, plaques were pre- 
sented to the following facul- 
ty and staff members: 

President's Commission 
on Ethnic Minority Issues 
presented the: 

Non-Instructional Unit 
Minority Achievement 
Award to the Office of Stu 

dent Affairs, College of Arts 
and Humanities for its devel- 
opment of programs sensi- 
tive to the diverse back- 
grounds of students and its 
efforts to alert faculty and 



staff of the need for more 
award, scholarship and lead- 
ership opportunities for 
minority students. 

Non-exempt Staff Minori- 
ty Award to Delores Saun- 
ders, business service spe- 
cialist, Urban Studies and 
Planning Program for her 
commitment to students and 
her off-campus community 
efforts. 

Exempt Staff Minority 
Achievement Award to 

Elbridge James, director, 
Stamp Student Union and 
Campus Programs for his 
active role in the Mont- 
gomery County NAACP and 
his support of ethnic min- 
orities in his department. 

Graduate Student Minori- 
ty Achievement Award to 



MarieTing,a doctoral candi- 
date in higher education and 
graduate assistant in the 
Office of the Associate 
Provost for Equity and Diver- 
sity, for her work to encour- 
age significant interaction 
among students of various 
cultural and ethnic back- 
grounds. 

Faculty Minority Achieve- 
ment Award to S.James 
Gates, professor of physics, 
for his dedication to advanc- 
ing the role of minorities in 
science through graduate 
student recruitment; and to 
Ana Patricia Rodriguez, assis- 
tant professor, Spanish and 
Portuguese, for her contribu- 
tions as a role model and 
mentor to Latinos and the 
larger university community. 

See AWARDS, page 4 



adults. The response is usually 
"yes and no." Arnett said that 
these individuals are mature 
"in some ways, yes and some 
ways, no." 

They demonstrate their 
beliefs by choosing a later 
time to say "I do." Arnett said 
that in 1 950, most women 
were wed at about 20 years 
old and men, at 22. Now, many 
women wed at about 25, 
while men wed at about 27. 
Arnett said that in place of 
getting "settled down," they 
are enrolling at universities. 
They go back and forth 
between occupations, aca- 
demic plans and "love part- 
ners," he said. 



Attitudes about sexuality 
contribute to this lack of 
commitment, he said. In the 
past, individuals believed that 
they had to have a husband 
or wife to have a "regular sex 
life" and avoid the "social stig- 
ma" of premarital sex or free 

love. 

With the invention of the 
birth control pill in the 1960s, 
individuals could have inter- 
course without the worry of 
conception. 

Concerning work, econom- 
ics are now dependent on 
information, not manufactur- 
ing, Arnett said. Since a col- 
lege degree is necessary for 
many occupations now, many- 



people have to put more time 
into their schooling and put 
off marriage, which is an adult 
responsibility. 

Arnett, who received his 
doctorate in developmental 
psychology from the Universi- 
ty of Virginia, will release a 
book tided "Emerging Adult- 
hood: The Winding Road from 
the Late Teens through the 
Early Twenties." The book will 
address concerns of person- 
parent involvement, intimacy 
and religion. 

— Jamie Wellington, 
graduate journalism student 

For a related article, see 
ADULTHOOD, page 4 



Library Prepares 
For, Enthusiastic 
About Gala 

The University of Maryland 
Libraries will hold their 
annual gala, 'A Night of Lit- 
erary Feasts," on Thursday, June 1 2 
at R. Lee Hornbake Library. Guests, 
who are invited to dress as their 
favorite author or literary charac- 
ter, will be taken on a journey 
throughout the recently renovated 
facility that will feature a creative 
combination of activities that will 
please every palate. Themed floors, 
centered on the library's special 
collections, include: 

• A Literary Salon where guests 
can relax and play surrealist games 
enjoyed by writers of the Jazz Age. 

• The Golden Age of Radio that 
will feature swing dancing to top 
40 tunes of yesteryear. Guests can 
also help record a radio drama, 
complete with sound effects. 

• Maryland's Glory Days will 
take guests on a journey back in 
time and provide them with the 
opportunity to try their hand at 
Terrapin Trivia. 

The evening" will also feature 
book signings by the following 
guest authors: 

< Nicholas Basbanes a profes- 
sional writer for more than 30 
years and the author of three 
books on the topics of books and 
collecting. His "A Gende Madness: 
Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the 
Eternal Passion for Books" was a 
finalist for the National Book Crit- 
ics' Circle Award in non-fiction and 
was named a New York Times 
Notable Book of the Year. 

• Michael Oirda a columnist and 
editor forThe Washington Post 
Book World who has written on a 
variety of bookish matters such as 
collecting modern firsts, rediscov- 
ering neglected novels, the pleas- 
ures of ghost stories and the teach- 
ing of writing. 

• Johnny Holliday, the radio play- 
by-play voice of the Terrapins. 
"Johnny Holliday: From Rock to 
Jock" is a creation of Holliday and 
his friend and journalist Stephen 
Moore that traces the career of this 
pioneerTop 40 DJ from an R&B 
station in hometown Miami to his 
current position. 

• Stephen Hunter, a writer of 
movie reviews and the occasional- 
ly serious article for The Washing- 
ton Post. He is also an accom- 
plished author of a dozen mystery 
novels over the last 20 years and 
has won die prestigious American 
Society of Newspaper Editors 
1998 Distinguished Writing Award 
in the criticism category and 
recently won the 2003 Pulitzer 
Prize for criticism 

• Gary Williams, head coach of 
the men's basketball team, who 
took time off the court to collabo- 

See GALA, page 2 



JUNE IO, 2003 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : JUNE 10-18 



June 10 



All day. Road Closure Cam- 
pus Drive, in front of the 
Health Center. Trigen Cinergy 
Solutions, the university's ener- 
gy service provider, has sched- 
uled a partial road closure that 
began Monday at 5 p.m. and 
will continue until Friday, June 
13 at 12:01 a.m. to make 
repairs to a leaking under- 
ground condensate line. Trigen 
will close the east bound lane 
on Campus Drive and stage 
flag men to direct traffic onto 
the westbound lane. A steel 
plate will be placed to cover 
trench each day after comple- 
tion of work. For more infor- 
mation, contact Dave Cosner at 
5-7507 or dcosner@umd.edu. 



WED NESD4V 



jnne 11 




9:30 a.m. -noon. Build a 
Course Web Page with 
Dreamweaver 4404 Comput- 
er and Space Science Bldg. The 
Summer Institute for Instruc- 
tional Technology will provide 
free training to faculty and 
teaching assistants. Course also 
:ld June 1 2, same time, 
fer at www.oit.umd.edu/ 
iit/current.html. Up to 20 facul- 
ty and teaching assistants will 
be enrolled in each module. 
For more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945, 
zdeb@umd.edu, or go to 
www. oit . umd.edu/iit. 

noon-1 p.m.. Your Heart: 
Keep it Pumping For The 
Long Run! Center for Health 
andWellbeing,0121 Campus 
Recreation Center. In the first 
of a four-session series on 
heart health, this session will 
discuss risk factors for heart 
disease, along with several 
practical life strategies that 
individuals can adopt to main- 
tain a healthy heart. You do not 
have to be a member of the 
CRC to attend. For more infor- 
mation call 4-1493 or e-mail 
treger@ health . umd . edu . 

2-4 p.m.. Introduction to 
ArcView Workships (UM 
Libraries) 2109 McKeldin 
Library. A hands-on workshop 
that teaches the basic opera- 
tions of the ArcView GIS (Geo- 
graphic Information Systems) 
software. The workshop is 
free, but advance registration 
required at www.lib.umd.edu/ 



Summer Arts Camps Counselor-in- 
lYaining Program 

Students ages 13-18 are encouraged to apply to be Coun- 
selors- in-Training (CITs) at the Art and Learning Center's 
Summer Arts Camps. These are volunteer positions; Stu- 
dents may earn community service credit for participation. Dates 
are July 7-Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 
training will be held in B0107 Stamp Student Union. 

For more information, contact Alicia Simon at (301) 314-8492 or 
asimon@union.umd.edu, or visit www.union.umd.edu. 



GOV/gisworkshop.html. For 
more information, contact Gov- 
ernment Documents and Maps, 
5-9165 or gis® umail.umd.edu. 



THURSDAY 



June 12 

9 a.m. -noon. National 
Instruments Introduction to 

Lab View 3314 Physics. The 
session will be taught by John 
Om, our local NI engineer. 
There will be about 20 laptop 
computers loaded with Lab- 
View and a signal generator 
box in order to offer hands-on 
experience. Sessions are free 
and offered to students, staff 
and faculty. For more informa- 
tion and to register, visit http:// 
sine . ni . com/apps/we/nievn . ni? 
acUon=display_offerings_by J e 
vent&event_id=3 1 822&state= 
MD&site=NIC&node=6l 1 10. A 
second session is offered from 
I A p.m. For more information, 
contact Robert Gammon at 5- 
4791 orrgammon@umd.edu. 

5:30-9:30 p.m., A Night of 
Literary Feasts See article 
page 1. 



SATURDAY 



June 14 



8-10 p.m.. School of Music: 
National Orchestral Institute 
Concert See article page 3. 



June 16 



9 a.m. -3:30 p.m., HTML 
Skills for Course Web 
Pages room 4404 Computer 
and Space Science Bldg. The 
Summer Institute for Instruc- 
tional Technology will provide 
free (raining to faculty and 
teaching assistants in the cre- 
ation of Web pages using 
HTML. Register at www. oit. 
umd.edu/iit/current.html. For 
more information, contact Deb- 
orah Mateik at 5-2945 or 



zdeb@umd.edu, or visit 
www.oit. umd . edu/iit. 



TUESDAY 



June 17 

4-6 p.m.. Open House at 
the Universities at Shady 
Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive, 
Rockville. For those interested 
in upper-level undergraduate, 
or graduate, programs offered 
by eight University System of 
Maryland institutions. Admis- 
sions and transfer counselors 
will be available. Complimenta- 
ry refreshments. For more 
information, call (301) 738- 
6023, or go to www.shady- 
grove.umd.edu/prospectivestu- 
dents. 



WEDNESDAY 



June 18 



noon-1 p.m.. Your Heart: 
Keep It Pumping For The 
Long Run I Center for Health 
and We 11 being, 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center, In the sec- 
ond of a four-session series on 
heart health, this session will 
examine how the food you eat 
dramatically affects your risk of 
heart disease. CRC member- 
ship not required. For more 
information call 4-1 493 or e- 
mail treger@health.umd.edu. 

2-4 p.m.. Spatial Analysis 
with ArcView 3.2 2109 Mc- 
Keldin Library. A hands-on 
workshop exploring the analyt- 
ical operations of ArcView 3 2. 
The workshop is free, but 
advanced registration is 
required at www.lib.umd.edu/ 
GOV/gisworkshop.html. For 
more information, contact Gov- 
ernment Documents and Maps, 
5-9165 orgis@umaiI.umd.edu. 



or additional event list- 
ings, visit http://out- 
look.collegepublisher.com. 



calendar guide 

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



Gala: Feast for Many Senses 

Continued from page 1 



rate with author David Vise to 
create "Sweet Redemption." 
The book recounts the trials 
and tribulations in the resur- 
rection of the Terrapin men's 
basketball program that even- 
tually led to the 2002 National 
Championship 

A cocktail reception will be 
followed by the dedica- 
tion of a permanent display 
honoring R. Lee Horn bake, 
vice president for academic 
affairs at from 1960-1979. 
Guests can also enjoy a taste 
of the "Treasures of the $pc- 
cial Collections" exhibit fea- 
turing the best items from the 
various special collections 
housed at Hombake Library. 

A special opportunity to 
attend an exclusive cock- 
tail reception with all the 



guest authors will be held 
from 5:306:30 p.m. for $250 
per person and also includes 
the Gala Celebration. Or 
guests may attend a separate 
cocktail reception from 6-6:45 
p.m. for $ 1 50 per person 
which also includes the Gala 
Celebration. 

A portion of all contribu- 
tions is tax-deductible and 
directly benefits the Friends 
of the Libraries in fulfilling its 
mission to raise awareness 
and funds to support the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Libraries 
in building, maintaining, pre- 
serving and promoting its 
extensive and rare collec- 
tions. 

For more information, 
including Hornbake Library 
service interruptions, visit 
www.lib.umd. cdu/FOL/gala. 



Gala-related Hornbake Library 
Service Interruptions 



Patrons using Horn- 
bake Library, 
including Nonprint 
Media Services, the 
Broadcasting Archives 
and the Maryland Room, 
should be aware of some 
interruptions to services 
that will occur in con- 
junction with the Friends 
of the Libraries' gala on 
June 12. 

•On June 11, all study 
tables, carrels and chairs 
will be removed from the 
lobby areas on Floors 2, 
3 and 4. Group study 
space will be available on 
the ground floor and wilt 
remain available during 
Hornbake Library's open 
hours on June 1 1, 12 and 
13. Please be aware that 
there will be some dis- 
ruptions on the upper 
floors during furniture 
moving and the begin- 
ning of gala prepara- 
tions. 

• On June 12, Horn- 
bake Library, including 
Nonprint Media Services, 
the Broadcasting 
Archives and the Mary- 
land Room, will close to 
the public at 4 p.m. to 
allow for the completion 
of gala preparations. 

• On June 13, all study 
tables, carrels and chairs 
will be repositioned in 
the lobby areas on Floors 
2, 3 and 4. Patrons 
should be aware that 
there will be additional 
noisy activities involved 
in returning services in 
Hornbake Library to nor- 
mal. The library will 
return to its regular 
hours for all units on 
June 13 at 8 a.m. 



Attendance at the gala is by 
invitation only. Those who 
are interested in attending "A 
Night of Literary Feasts" 
should visit www.lib.umd.edu/ 
FOL/gala for further informa- 
tion and to RSVP. 

Questions concerning the 
interruption of services in 
Hornbake Library may be 
directed to Roy Alvarez at (301) 
405-9045. 



Outlook 



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

B rod if Remington -Vice 
President for University Relations 

Teresa Ffannery ■ Executive 
LHreelor. University 
Communications and Marketing 

George Cathcart ■ Executive 

I Ml V.! 

Monette Austin Bailey • Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ■ Art Director 

Robert K. Gardner * Graduate 
Assistant 

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

Send materia) to Editor, Outlook. 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 

Fix • (301) 314-9344 

E-mail • oudook@accmail.umd.edu 

http://oudook.collegcpublishcr.com 







OUTLOOK 



NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 




PERFORMING ARTS CENTER- 



A Summer of Music 

^ — S~~ t's a musical summer at the Clarice Smith 
\^J/ Performing Arts Center, featuring the Nation- 
f al Orchestral Institute (NOI) and the Kapell 

v_-^ International Piano Competition and Festi- 

val. NOI, a program of the university's School of Music, 
selected 114 college-age musicians from nearly 600 appli- 
cants who auditioned in 1 7 cities around the country to 




PHOTO BY STAN HAHOUH 



Michael Stern conducting the NOI orchestra. 

participate in the intensive orchestral training program, 
which began May 30 and runs through June 22. 

Students work with distinguished conductors and facul- 
ty from major American orchestras each week in prepara- 
tion for public concerts each Saturday in the center's Dek- 
el bourn Concert Hall. The program's first concert was June 
7 and three events remain, including 8 p.m. concerts on 
June 14 — Andrew Litton conducts a program that includes 
Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra"; and June 2 1 — Leif Seger- 
stam conducts a program including Mahler's "Symphony 
no. 6." There will also be a free chamber music recital Fri- 
day, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 

The Kapell International Piano Competition and Festival 
celebrates 25 years and its first year in its new home at the 
center. Preliminary rounds for the 40 contestants begin July 
16 and the competition ends July 25 with the final concer- 
to round in which the three finalists perform with the Balti- 
more Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the competition 
rounds, this year's anniversary festival features activities and 
performances for the general public, including the Grand 
Piano Party open house on July 20, a concert on July 22 at 
8:30 p.m. with jazz legend and multi-Grammy Award win- 
ner McCoy Tyner, who achieved international fame in John 
Coltrane's quartet, and much more. 

For NOI or Kapell ticket information, call (301) 405- 
ARTS or visit www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 



Audience and 
Artist Alliances 

Come early or stick 
around after perform- 
ances in the 2003-2004 
season at the Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center, and you 
will likely have the opportunity 
to get up close and personal 
with talented, engaging artists. 
Whether it's a pre-perform- 
ance discussion with Foot- 
works Percussive Dance Ensem- 
ble and Step Aftika! about their 
fascinating combo of Appalachi- 
an and African dance or a post- 
performance question and 
answer session with the Turtle 
Island String Quartet and Gram- 
my Award-winning saxophonist 
and clarinetist Paquito D' Rivera, 
you will have a participatory, 
interactive arts experience that 
transcends traditional bound- 
aries between audience and 
artist. 

"Our goal is for our visiting 
artists to make an impact 
beyond that of an individual 
performance," says Susie Farr, 
executive director of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. "We work closely with 
our artists to develop real rela- 
tionships with our campus and 
the greater community." 

In addition to pre- and post- 
performance events this sea- 
son, academic residencies — like 
the ones with the National Sym- 
phony Orchestra, Ysaye Barn- 
well of the a capella ensemble 
Sweet Honey in the Rock, and 
the Liz Lerman Dance 
Exchange — offer students the 
chance to work even more 
closely and at length with pro- 
fessional artists. For a full 2003- 
2004 event schedule, including 
pre- and post-performance 
events, contact the ticket office 
at (301) 405-ARTS or visit www. 
clarice smithcenter. umd . edu . 



■■■■■■■■■1 



Enjoy Maryland Football at a Discounted Price 



June 1, 2003 

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

2002 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions... 
School record-tying 11-win season in 2002... 2002 
Butkus and Bednarik Award Winner for Defensive 
Player of the Year, EJ Henderson... Eight AII-ACC 
Players... 2001 ACC Champions... 2001 FedEx 
Orange Bowl! 

This is only the beginning and we will not stop 
until we bring additional ACC and Bowl Champi- 
onships home to College Parkl The last two years 
our players and staff have accomplished what 
many Division I football programs will never 
accomplish. With your support we will accomplish 
even more. 

Faculty and staff are given the opportunity to 
purchase a season ticket for $144 or $96 depending 
on desired section. That is a 20 percent discount 



off the adult season ticket price. For information on 
the reduced faculty/staff season ticket and single 
game tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at (301) 
31 4-7070 or visit www.umterps.com. 

Show your support and buy season tickets for 
next season! Ask your friends and family to join 
you in being part of a premiere Division I football 
powerhouse. Our fans can truly become our "12th 
Terp" and home field advantage. Now is the time 
to guarantee that you will be part of that advantage 
and rich tradition we have established. 

Order now to get the best seats available 
because seats are going fasti Byrd Stadium is the 
place to be in 2O03I Thank you for your support 
and I will see you in September. 

Sincerely, 

Ralph Friedgen 

Head Football Coach 




Notable 



Dean Susan C. Schwab has been 
nominated by President Bush to 
serve as the first vice president 
of the Export-Import Bank of 
the United States and vice chair 
and chief operating officer of 
the U.S. government's official 
export credit agency, Jacques. 
S, Gansler will serve as interim 
dean of the Maryland School of 
Public Affairs after Schwab's 
departure this summer. Gansler, 
former under secretary of def- 
ense for acquisition, technology 
and logistics, is the first holder 
of the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in 
Pubbc Policy and Private Enter- 
prise and also served as director 
of the Center for Public Policy 
and Private Enterprise. The uni- 
versity will launch a nationwide 
search for a new dean in the 
sLimnKTpr'eadv fall. 



j <i^- iy ' 



Ellen Diane Williams, Distin- 
guished University Professor 
affiliated with the Department 
of Physics (CMPS) and the Insti- 
tute for Physical Science, has 
been named a fellow by the 
American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences in the mathematical 
and physical sciences category. 
The Academy's 2003 fellows 
include four college presidents, 
three Nobel Prize winners and 
four Pulitzer Prize winners. 

David Poeppei. assistant profes- 
sor of neuroscience and cogni- 
tive science in the Departments 
of Biology and Linguistics, was 
awarded the "Berlin Prize "for 
the upcoming academic year. 
Conferred by the American 
Academy in Berlin, the prize is 
awarded to 10 to 12 "Berlin Fel- 
lows" per year and allows them 
to work in Berlin. Poeppei was 
also one of about 40 scholars 
awarded a fellowship by the 
"Wissenschaftskolleg ," the Ger- 
man equivalent of the Institute 
for Advanced Studies. 

The Delmarva Poultry Industry 
honored Rose I ina Angel, assis- 
tant professor of animal and 
avian sciences, with its Medal of 
Achievement at its annual 
booster banquet in Salisbury. 
The award recognized Angel's 
research and education pro- 
grams directed to the poultry 
industry and in particular, her 
efforts to develop economically 
sound methods to assist the 
industry in reducing nutrient 
excretion on its poultry farms. 

The Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland's Robert H. 
Smith School of Business has 
named Charles Heller as chair- 
man of the center's board of 
advisors. Heller, entrepreneur 
advisor and formerly general 
partner of Gabriel Venture Part- 
ners in Annapolis, was director 
of the center for a decade. 



Jean Hebe lor, professor of spe- 
cial education with the College 
of Education, was recently 
awarded the 2003 Outstanding 
Leadership Award by the Coun- 
cil for Exceptional Children 
(CEO. The honor recognizes a 
CEC member who contributed 
to the council's recognition for 
its commitment, leadership and 
dedication to service for stu- 
dents with "exceptionalities." 
Hebeler has served the council 
for more than 50 years. 

Jeanne Staffs*, coordinator of 
training for academic support 
programs in the Department of 
Resident Life, has been named a 
diamond honoree by the Ameri- 
can College Personnel Associa- 
tion and the Educational Leader- 
ship Foundation. 

Psychology professor Arie 
Kruglanksi has been named Dis- 
tinguished University Professor. 
The distinction is given to facul- 
ty who have been recognized 
nationally and internationally 
for the importance of their 
scholariy or creative achieve- 
ments. In addition, they have 
brought distinction to the uni- 
versity through their activities. 

The Department of Environmen- 
tal Safety received the Award of 
Recognition in the Unique or 
Innovative Category of the 
National Safety Council's Cam- 
pus Safety, Health and Environ- 
mental Management Associa- 
tion's awards program. The 
award is for the collaborative 
work done on the liquid sodium 
project at Maryland, which inte- 
grated a comprehensive health, 
safety and fire safety review into 
the design of the 26,000-pound 
liquid sodium project for Dan 
Lathrop in physics. 

The ICONS Project in the Center 
for International Development 
and Conflict Management in the 
Department of Government and 
Politics was awarded the Tech- 
nology as a Tool for Internation- 
alization Award from the Ameri- 
can Council on Education (ACE) 
and the AT&T Foundation. This 
was the award's first year, and 
ICONS is one of only six pro- 
grams to receive it. The award 
singles out university-based pro- 
grams that use technology to 
enhance international learning 
in undergraduate education. 
ACE representatives noted the 
ICONS Web-based negotiation 
simulation program for its long 
history and its success in engag- 
ing students from around the 
world in sustained discussions 
on issues of global concern. 

(Significant portions of text for 
Notables originally produced 
by Pam Stone for the Universi- 
ty Relations Monthly Report.) 



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Norman and Florence Brody 
Public Policy Forum 

The program, entitled "After Opera- 
tion Iraqi Freedom " and sponsored 
by the School of Public Affairs, will 
feature individual discussions with 
Robert Novak, syndicated colum- 
nist and CNN commentator; Dimitri 
Simcs, president of the Nixon Cen- 
ter; and ShibleyTelhami, Anwar 
Sadat Professor for Peace and Devel- 
opment here at the university. 

The event will take place Sunday, 
June 15 at 6:30 p.m. (doors close at 
6: 1 5) at the Inn and Conference 
Center Auditorium. It is free, but 
tickets are required. A dessert 
reception wili be held during inter- 
mission. 

For tickets and more information, 
contact Mary Chevalier at (301) 
405-3103 or 
mche val i@deans .umd.edu. 



Hosts Sought for Humphrey 
Fellows 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow- 
ship Program, housed in the Philip 
Merrill College of Journalism and 
funded by the U.S. Department of 
State, is seeking hosts for a group of 
international journalism fellows 
who will be spending the coming 
academic year at the university. 
Hosts are asked to pick up the fel- 
lows from the airport on Saturday, 
Aug. 9 and to host them until the 
late afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 10. 
This year's group consists of 7 men 
and 5 women. Currently, hosts arc 
needed for five incoming fellows 
from: Lithuania (male), Bulgaria 
(male), Serbia and Montenegro 
(female), Romania (female) and 
Benin (male). 

For more information, contact 
Kalyani Chadha at (301) 405-2513 
or kchadha@jmail.umd.edu. 



New BSOS Dean Ready to Serve 

Edward B, 
Montgomery 
has accepted 
the position of dean 
for the College of 
Behavioral and Social 
Sciences, effective 
July 1 . He is current- 
ly the senior associate 
dean for the college 
and has been a pro- 
fessor in the Depart- 
ment of Economics 
since 1 990. As a labor 
economist, 
Montgomery has 
published papers on a 
range of topics 
including pensions, 
local economic 

development, Medicare, smoking regulations and savings 
behavior. While on a leave of absence from the university, he 
held a variety of research, management and policy positions, 
including deputy secretary, assistant secretary for policy and 
cluef economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. 




PHOTO COURTESY OF E. MONTGOMERY 



Edward B. Montgomery 



Learn the Shy 2003 

Last summer, the UM Observatory 
held "Learn the Sky Fridays," a popu- 
lar introduction to amateur astrono- 
my. The program will be held again 
on Wednesday nights. An advanced 
class will be offered as well. Details 
for the two classes and a registra- 
tion form can be found at www. 
astro . umd.edu/ope nhouse/ama- 
teur/Leam_ the_sky03.html. 

Classes will begin June 18 and 
run through July 23- The beginner 
class is from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. and 
the advanced class is from 8:30 to 
10:30 p.m. Topics for each evening 
arc listed on the web site. 

For more information, contact 



Elizabeth Warner at (301) 405-6555 
or warnerem@astro.umd.edu, or 
visit www.astro.umd.edu/open- 
house/. 



Annual Letter to Teaching 
Faculty 

The annual letter to instructional 
faculty is now available at www, 
1 1 1 1 1 d . edu/fac ul ry/teach/a nnual . d oc . 
It describes components of a sylla- 
bus and instructional policies such 
as academic integrity; accommoda- 
tions for students with disabilities, 
confidentiality in posting grades, 
strictures on reproductions of copy- 
righted materials and handling 
scheduling conflicts between 



exams and religious observances. 
For more information, contact 
Ellin K. Scholnick at (301) 405-4252 
or escholni@umd.edu. 



Scholarships Available lor 
Adult Women 

Scholarship funds for adult women 
are available through the Returning 
Students Program. Funds from the 
Charlotte W Newcombe Foundation 
provide 10 to 12 scholarships, rang- 
ing from approximately $400 to 
$700. To qualify', women must meet 
the following criteria by the appli- 
cation deadline of Friday, July 11: 

1 . Be 25 years or older 

2. Admitted as full- or part-time 
undergraduate student at UMCP 

3. Have completed at least half 
the credits necessary for the under- 
graduate degree (60 credits). 

For more information, contact 
Beverly Greenfeig at (301) 314- 
7693 or bgl6@umail.umd.edu. 



Summer Barbecues at the 
Dairy and Rudy's Cafe 

Stop by Rudy's Cafe in Van Munch- 
ing Hall or the Dairy in Turner Hall 
for this year's summer barbecues. 

• Rudy's Cafe, every Tuesday, 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

• The Dairy, every Wednesday, 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Select from summer favorites 
including flame-grilled hamburgers, 
hot dogs, chicken, veggie burgers 
and a choice of sides. Weekly spe- 
cials include T-bone steaks and bar- 
becue ribs. 

Please note: In case of rain or 
Code Red air quality, there will be 
no grilling outside. 

For more information, contact 
Shirlene Chase at (301) 314-9573 or 
schase@dining.umd.edu, or visit 
www.dining.umd.edu. 



Adulthood: Comes Later 

Continued from page I 

Learning to Grow an Adult 



What factors influ- 
ence the develop- 
ment of a child into 
an adult? Faculty in the univer- 
sity's Department of Human 
Development have been inves- 
tigating this issue for many 
years, and with the help of a 
NIH-funded Graduate Training 
Program in Social Develop- 
ment, doctoral students will 
get a chance to work on this 
complex question as well. 

Specific research topics will 
include the origins of empathy, 
the development of concepts 
of fairness, children's friend- 
ships and peer relationships, 
adolescent self perceptions, 
children's and adolescents' 
motivation to learn in schools, 
and civic engagement. 

Melanie Killen is the training 
program's director and a pro- 
fessor in the College of Educa- 
tion's Department of Human 
Development. She says the 
new program will be strongly 
mentor-based and is designed 
to give doctoral students the 



tools they need to become fac- 
ulty in institutions of higher 
education or investigators in 
dedicated research institutions. 

Dne major goal for those 
students will be to learn how 
to use their research for social 
good. "The key," says Killen, 
"is to translate the research 
into action through school 
partnerships, workshops for 
teachers, consulting and other 
endeavors." 

The five-year, $863,000 
training grant comes from the 
National Institute of Child and 
Human Development (NICHD) 
at NIH. Of the 77 grant applica- 
tions submitted last year, the 
Maryland proposal was the 
only one funded during 8 Jan- 
uary 2003, NICHD council 
meeting. The Maryland pro- 
gram—which officially got 
underway on May 1 with three 
students — is only one of 12 
such training programs funded 
by the Child Development and 
Behavior Branch of the NICHD 
in the United States. 



Awards. Pres. Commissions Honor Peers 

Continued from page 1 

President's Commission on 
Disability Issues presented 
the: 

Staff Disability Achievement 
Award to Laurence Donnelly, 
assistant director, South Campus 
Dining Hall, for his work with 
employees from the Association 
of Retarded Persons; and to 
Stacey Brown, program director. 
Career Center, for her efforts to 
learn about and implement 
employment programs of inter- 
est to students with disabilities. 

Student Disability Achieve- 
ment Award to Partamin Farzad 
Nawabi, doctoral candidate, Edu- 
cation Counseling and Person- 
nel; and graduate assistant, Office 
of Human Relations Programs, 
for overcoming psychological 
disabilities and working to help 
others with the same challenges. 

John W. King Disability 
Achievement Award to Ann 
Masnik, librarian and diversity 
coordinator, for overcoming a 
brain tumor that challenged her 
abilities and continuing to advo- 
cate for the all persons on cam- 
pus with disabilities. 




Stacey Brown 



PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 

Ann Masnik 




Partamin Farzad Nawabi 



Laurence Donnelly