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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF "WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Vo I H Ht e 20 ■ Number 2 • October 14, 2003 




Study Links Size 
to Suburbia 

Caught up 1 11 a 
whirlwind of 
interviews, 
meetings and con- 
gressional briefings, 
researcher 
Reid Ewing, of the 
Center for Smart Growth Research 
and Education, has been here a 
litde less than two months, but 
his research precedes him. 

Days before his land use and 
transportation class started, a study 
he co-authored linking the effects 
of suburban sprawl and obesity 
debuted. "Relationship Between 
Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, 
Obesity and Morbidity" was the 
first national study to show that 
people who live in spread-out 
developments are more likely to 
walk less, weigh more and suffer 
from hypertension than people 
living in denser communities. 
As sprawl increases so do the 
chances for obesity, which health 
experts claim to occur in nearly 
one in three adults. 

The study used Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC) data to look at health 
characteristics of over 200,000 
individuals living in 448 U.S. coun- 
ties in major metropolitan areas. 
The degree of sprawl measuring 
population density and community 
design in each county using cen- 
sus and other federal data was 
calculated by sprawl indices. 

In the Washington Metropolitan 
Area the average county sprawl 
index is 100. Prince George's 
County, Montgomery County and 
Arlington County/Fairfax County 
and Alexandria City scored similar- 
ly, at a litde over 100, indicating 
a low degree of sprawl. Frederick 
County got a score of 87, the 
lowest score in the area, indicating 
a higher degree of sprawl. In the 
country the most sprawling coun- 
ty measured was Geauga County 
in Ohio, near Cleveland, which 
earned a 63- New York City rated 
at 352, proved to be the densest 
county in the nation. 

Ewing was commuting between 
New Jersey and Florida teaching 
and directing the Alan. M. Voorhees 
Transportation Center, when the 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 
a leading campaign against tobac- 
co, contacted him in 1999. "They 
wanted me to be apart of a nation- 
al group pf public health officials 
and urban planners.They wanted 
to build bridges between the 
fields." 

See STUDY, page 5 



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It's— a New Magazine! 



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The newly hatched Terp magazine is being delivered to the mailboxes of alumni and 
friends this week. Its first issue will reach 190,000 alumni, friends, faculty and staff. 
Two more issues are scheduled for late winter and early summer. Terp replaces the 
university's College Park magazine and the alumni association's Maryland Alumni magazine. 

"The advantage this single publication has over the two former publications is our ability 
to reach a much broader audience by combining existing resources," says Dianne Burch, 
executive editor. The 32-page publication will connect the university with the Maryland 
community through coverage on university achievements and initiatives, alumni success 
stories, faculty expertise and research, arts and athletics, university and alumni association 
events, as well as campus resources and history. 

The publication features more, although shorter, articles to fit into the busy lives of its 
primary audience. "About 67 percent of our alumni are between the ages of 30 and 55, so 
they are likely to have careers, families and many interests competing for their attention. 
We want Terp to be both a quick and a quality read," says Beth Morgen, managing editor. 

The premiere issue highlights Maryland faculty who are leading research on voter tech- 
nology, a former football player turned clothing designer, the new equine studies program 
in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and more. A standing column in each 
issue, "Ask Anne," lets readers test their knowledge of university history as AnneTurkos, 
university archivist, answers questions about campus lore. 



Bring it on! Campus Successfully Weathers Storm 



Floating around in 
their tanks, the terra- 
pins probably knew 
nothing of the storm raging 
around them, tearing up 
their laboratory home. 
When staff returned to 
their research station in 
Grasonville.Md., they found 
a few feet of water on the 
floor, lots of damage and 
several large female turtles 
still in their holding tanks. 

Hurricane Isabel wreaked 
havoc all over the Eastern 
seaboard last month, so 
Maryland wasn't spared. 
Stories abound about how 
people prepared for the 
storm and coped with the 
aftermath. For die universi- 
ty, few stories can compare 
with that of Marguerite 



Whilden, the "terrapin lady" 
and Department of Natural 
Resources volunteer. For 
years she has been the point 
person for the department's 
terrapin conservation 
efforts, though she was 
laid off in July. 

Whilden sent a note to 
friends and colleagues on 
Sept. 20 letting them know 
that while the Wildfowl 
Trust-Horsehead Wetlands 
Center grounds where 
her Terrapin Station East 
is housed in a garage looked 
like a hurricane had hit it, 
the treasured terrapins sur- 
vived. It's as if, she wrote, 
the turtles decided to hang 
around for their planned 
tagging and release. 



"All the turtles are safe 
and out in the ponds," said 
Whilden a few days later. 
"There were 
no turtle casualties. 

"In preparation for the 
hurricane, on the Wednes- 
day before the storm, I 
packed up all the hatchlings 
and the hero of the famous 
roaring terrapin advertise- 
ment from Terrapin Station 
and moved them to my 
home inAnnapolis,"she 
said, speaking of the Fear 
the Turtle! campaign. Uni- 
versity photographer John 
Consoli was hoping to 
photograph one emerging 
from its shell, so Whilden 
then brought the hatchlings 

See HURRICANE, page 7 



NIH Project to 
Study Maternal 
And Child 
Health in India 

Sociology professors Sonalde 
Desai and Reeve Vanne man 
will study the influence of 
poverty, gender and public policy 
oh health outcomes and access 
to quality health care in India. 

The project, which is being con- 
ducted with the National Council 
of Applied Economic Research 
(NCAER) in New Delhi, is funded 
at $1 .9 million by the National 
Institutes of Health. It argues that 
poverty, gender and public policy 
are three principal dimensions 
along which maternal and child 
health rise and fall in most devel- 
oping countries. According to 
Professor Desai, "Research which 
empirically examines these links 
has been limited in scope. India is 
a perfect location to investigate 
these issues." 

Approximately 40,000 house- 
holds will be surveyed. In 1994, a 
similar survey by NCAER collected 
data on immunizations, antenatal 
care, health expenditures and type 
of maternity care. The 2004 survey 
will return to some of these same 
households to replicate these and 
other earlier measures of health 
outcomes. "Survival or cause of 
death of all household members 
from the first wave wiU permit 
more reliable mortality analyses 
in the survey" explains Desai. 

Among new information to be 
gathered is more detailed accounts 
of household income, consump- 
tion, assets, employment and edu- 
cation. This survey will pay partic- 
ular attention to gender inequality 
within the household. Gender 
inequality remains a concern 
throughout India, but the variabili- 
ty of gender stratification across 
the country enables Desai and 
Vanneman to study how economic 
and policy changes have differen- 
tial impacts depending on the 
very different cultural contexts 
in which they occur. 

Since the first survey, health ser- 
vices in India have been decentral- 
ized, leading to substantial changes 
in medical care in several Indian 
states. In addition, some parts of 
India have experienced rapid 
economic growth. These regional 
factors, coupled with household 
effects, will present a comprehen- 
sive look at causes of change 
in maternal and child health. 

The surveys will be publicly 
available to Indian as well as 
international scholars. 

According to Vanne man, "They 
will become a premiere data source 
for studying fertility and family 
planning, school enrollment, labor 
force behavior, family demography 
and aging. The cultural, social and 
economic variations in India, cap- 
tured during this period of rapid 
social change, will allow scholars 
to test a variety of theories." 



OCTOBER 14, 2003 



dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : OCTOBER 14 - 28 



October 14 

4:30-6 p.m and 6-7:30 
p.m. Turkish Belly Dance/ 
Fitness. Activities Room, 
Stamp Student Union, For 
more information, call 4-ARTS. 

5:30 p.m. Take Five: 
University's Jazz Combo. 
Kogod Theatre. Listen to this 
jazz ensemble for free. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS. 

6 p.m. African -American 
Studies Meet & Greet. 0100 
Cole. Interested in whatAAST 
faculty is up to? For more 
information, contact 
cupid4vida@aol . com . 

6-9 p.m. HTML I: Learn to 
Create a Basic Web Page 
with HTML Code 4404 
Computer and Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938. 



WEDNESDAY 



October 15 

5-6 p.m. Kickboxirtg. 

Activities Room, Stamp Student 
Union. For more information, 
call 4-ARTS. 

6-9 p.m. Adobe InDesign: 
Making a Page Layout with 
Text and Graphics 3332 
Computer and Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938- 

Noon Counseling Center 
Research and Development 
presentation: "Psychiatric 
Disability" 0114 Shoemaker 
Bid- . Ellen Fabian, associate 
professor and co-director of 
rehabilitation counseling in 
the Department of Counseling 
and Personnel Services, will 
speak. Meetings are held over 
bag lunch. Speakers are asked 
to end their presentations by 
12:30 to allow for questions. 
For more information, contact 
Catherine Sullivan at 4-7690. 

7 p.m. Writers Here and 
Now series: George 

Pelecanos Ulrich Recital 
Hall.Tawes Fine Arts Bldg-The 
screenwriter, independent film 
producer, award-winning jour- 
nalist, author ofl2 crime 
novels, and alumnus will speak. 
For more information, call 
5-3820, or go to 
www.english.umd.edu. 



October 16 

6-8 p.m. Fox Trot, Swing, 
Tango Ritchie Coliseum. For 
more information, call 4-ARTS. 

6:30-8 p.m. Yoga for 
Stress Management Acti- 
vities Room, Stamp Student 
Union. For more information, 
call 4-ARTS. 

7 p.m. Men's Soccer: Penn. 
St. vs. Terps. For more infor- 
mation, visit umtcrps.com. 

7 p.m. "Life and Debt" 
A film and discussion 
about Globalization in 

the Caribbean 2203 Art/Soci- 
ology Bldg. Discussion led by 
Prof. Grant-Wisdom. For 
more information, contact 
sharshare@wam . umd . edu , 
or Simon at simonen26@ 
yahoo.com, or go to www. 
lifeanddebt.org. 

8 p.m. Chamber Music 
Society Dekeiboum Hall. 
Students pay $5. For more 
information, call 5-ARTS. 

3-6 p.m. Chinese Rim 
Festival 4205 Hornbake 
Library. This festival, designed 
to show the human drama 
experienced by youth in Asia, 
features "Fallen Angel; a 1999 
Hong Kong film. For more 
information, contact J ianmei 
Liu at 5-7376. 

3:30- 5 p.m. Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher Lecture 
Series: James Lesher, 
Department of Philosophy 

2203 Art/Sociology Bldg. 
He will present "Thinking 
like Greeks:The Legacy of 
Ancfent Philosophy for Modern 
Thought." For more informa- 
tion, contact Rhonda Malone at 
5-2509, or rmalone@umd.edu, 
or go to www.iaculty.umd.edu/ 
FacAwards/DSTIec tu res . pdf 



October 17 

1 p.m. Erasable Inc. 

McKeldin Library steps. Free 
improv theater. For more 
information, visit 
www. erasableinc.org. 

7 p.m. Anne Scott MacLeod 
Children's Literature Lec- 
ture: Ava Weiss Kogod 
Theatre, Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. Weiss, a 



retired art director for Green- 
wUlow Books, will speak on 
"The Changing World of Illus- 
tration in Children's Books." 
For more information, contact 
Roberta Shaffer at 5-1260. 

8 p.m. Sophisticated Ladies 

Kay Theatre. Students pay $5. 
For more information, call 
5-ARTS 

1 p.m. Department of 
Materials Science and 
Engineering lecture series - 
"Nanofabri cation with 
Lithography: Quantifying 
Material Factors Limiting 
the Production of Sub-1 00 
nm Structures" 2110 Chemi- 
cal and Nuclear Engineering 
Bldg. Presented by Eric K. Lin, 
with NIST For more informa- 
tion, contact Ramamoorthy 
Ramesh at 5-7364. 

10:30 p.m. Midnight 
Madness Comcast Center. 
Festivities include Men's and 
Women's Intros, laser and light 
show, Gymkana, Maryland Spirit 
Squad and Dance Team and 
Men's alumni basketball game. 
A maximum of six tickets per 
customer are available at the 
Terrapin Ticket office, free 
tickets for faculty and staff. 
For more information, go to 
umterps.com 

Noon Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium: "Molecu- 
lar and Physiological Events 
Associated with Seasonal 
Changes in Poplar" 1130 
Plant Science Bldg. Presented 
by Gary Coleman, Department 
of Natural Resource Sciences 
and Landscape Architecture. 
For more information, contact 
Michael Raupp at 5-8478. 

Noon Maryland Population 
Research Center series: 
"The New American Time 
Use Survey" 1101 Art/Sociol- 
ogy Bldg. Presented by Diane 
Herz, project manager, Ameri- 
can Time Use Survey, Bureau 
of Labor Statistics. For more 
information, contact 
Hoda Makar at hmakar@ 
popcenter. umd.edu, or go to 
www, popcenter. umd.edu. 

Noon-1 p.m. WebCT 
Brown Bag: Connecting 
the Library and WebCT 4400 
Computer and Space Science. 
Hear about new electronic 
services as well as those on the 
horizon. Librarians will speak 
about these services and how 
they can be used with WebCT. 



Registration is not necessary. 
Refreshments will be provid- 
ed. For more information 
contact Sharon Roushdy at 
5-8820 or sroushdy@umd.edu. 



SATURDAY 



October 18 

1 p.m. Maryland Field 
Hockey: Old Dominion vs. 
Terps. For more information, 
visit umterps.com. 

8 p.m. James Stern and 
Friends Gildenhorn Hall. Stu- 
dents pay $5. For more infor- 
mation, call 5-ARTS. 



October 19 

9-12 p.m. Circle K Interna- 
tional: "Help the Home- 
less" Hornbake Mall. Join this 
walk/run around campus. For 
more information, call (301) 
226O043. 

2 p.m. Maryland Field 
Hockey: Delaware vs. 
Terps. For more information, 

visitumterps.com. 

7:30 p.m. "Miracles of 
Al-Andalus" Dekeiboum 

Hall. Students pay $5. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS. 

9 p.m. Clerks Hoff Theater. 

SEE presents this free movie. 
For more information, visit 
www. see . umd .edu. 



October 21 

6-9 p.m. HTML II: Using 
Tables and Formatting for 
Web Page Layout 4404 
Computer and Space Science. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938. 



WEDNESDAY 



October 22 

1-3 p.m. China's Rural 
Development and the Food 
Security Challenge 0105 
St. Mary's Hall. William Rivera, 
Institute of Applied Agricul- 
ture, College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources, will speak. 
Followed by a panel discus- 
sion. The event is free. For 
more information, contact 
Rebecca McGinnis, China pro- 
grams coordinator, at 5-02 1 3 • 
Noon-1 p.m. Counseling 
Center Research and 
Development presentation: 
"Problem Patterns and 
Counseling Needs of 
Students Who Seek Help 
at a University Counseling 
Center" 01 14 Counseling 
Center. Presented by Mar- 
garetha Lucas, staff psycholo- 
gist. For more information, 
contact Catherine Sullivan at 
4-7690, or cmsl 3@umd.edu. 



October 23 

4-6 p.m. Chinese Film Festi- 
val 4205 Hornbake Library. 
"The Little Chinese Seamstress," 
a 2002 Chinese film. For more 
information, contact Jianmei 
Uu at 5-7376. 



October 24 

Noon Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium: "Use 
of Multivariate Analysis 
in Community Ecology and 
Ecotoxicology" Presented 
by Paul Van der Brink. For 
more information, contact 
Galen Dively at 5-3913- 

1 p.m. Department of 
Materials Science and 
Engineering lecture series: 
"Multiferroics with Polar- 
ization'' 2110 Chemical and 
Nuclear Engineering Bldg. Pre- 
sented by Dwight D.Viehland, 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & 
State University. For more infor- 
mation, contact Ramamoorthy 
Ramesh at 5-7364. 



October 28 

6-9 p.m. Macromedia 
FLASH: Creating Animation 
for Web sites 4404 Computer 
and Space Science. For more 
information, contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938. 



or additional event list- 
ings, vrsrt 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 inforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the 
calendar editor, call (301) 405-7615 or send e-mail to outlook@accmafl.umd.edu. 



Outlook 



Gnikwk is the monthly faculry-stafl 
newspaper serving the University 
of Maryland campus community. 
Online editions of Outlook arc 
published werkly at http://oudook. 
collegepubhsher. com. 

Brodte Remington *Vice 
President, University Relations 

Teresa Flatinery • Executive 
Director, University 
Communications and Marketing 

George Cathcart • Executive 
Editor 

Monctte Austin Bailey * Editor 

Cynthia Mitchet ■ Art Director 

Desair Brown • Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editot, story sugges- 
tions and campus information are 
welcome. Please submit all materia! 
two weeks before the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Our/not, 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park. 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 

Fax • (.101) 314-9344 

E-mail * outlook@accnuil.umtl.edu 

http://outjook.collegepublishcr.com 










OUTLOOK 



Waiting for Godowsky 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Inside Outsiders 




he Polish 
Philharmon- 
ic Resovia 
makes its 
American debut tour this 
month, showcasing a soloist 
with a University of Mary- 
land connection and music 
of great Polish composers. 

Pianist Leopold 
Godowsky III will perform 
with the 49-member cham- 
ber orchestra in the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Cen- 
ter's Dekelboum Concert 
Hall. Heir to two great musi- 
cal traditions, he is the 
nephew of George Gersh- 
win and grandson of the 
legendary pianist/composer 
Leopold Godowsky. He will 
perform in the hall right 
next door to the Interna- 
tional Piano Archives at 
Maryland (LPAM), which 
houses a collection of musi- 
cal scores, recordings and 
correspondence related to 
his grandfather. 

In fact, Godowsky III 
donated many important 
materials to the collection 
himself. Among the more 
significant materials in the 
collection are some rare 



test pressings of record- 
ings Godowsky made, 
which were not released 
and therefore stand as 
unique representations of 
his playing. 

Godowsky m, widely 
praised for his beautiful 
tone and his touching and 
powerful interpretations, 
will perform Chopin's 
Piano Concerto in F minor 
with the ensemble.AIso a 
composer and teacher, he is 
currently a member of the 
faculty at Ham College of 
Music. Donald Manildi, 
curator of IPAM , will give 
an informal talk prior to the 
concert, including musical 
examples from Chopin's 
Piano Concerto No. 2, a 
work that Manildi notes 
"has long been a staple item 
in the repertoire of works 
for piano and orchestra." 

In addition to the 
Chopin, the program will 
also include "Orawa for 
String Orchestra," one of 
composer Wojclech Kilar's 
compositions inspired by 
theTatra Mountains in 
southern Poland, which 
serve as a type of spiritual 



homeland for many Poles. 
KUar is well-known for his 
symphony, oratorio and film 
music, including scores for 
"Dracula" by Francis Ford 
Coppola for which he was 
awarded the prize of the 
American Composers Asso- 
ciation, "The Portrait of a 
Lady" by Jane Campion, and 
"The Ninth Door" and "The 
Pianist" by Roman Polanski. 
Also featured on the pro- 
gram are the overture to 
°Kalmora,"an opera by 
Karol Kurpinski who served 
as principal conductor at 
the Warsaw Opera for 30 
years, and Beethoven's Sym- 
phony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 
36.Tadeusz Wojciechowski, 
one of Poland's most 
renowned conductors, will 
lead the ensemble in the 
Tuesday, Oct. 28 concert at 
8 p.m. This event is present- 
ed in collaboration with the 
Michelle Smith Performing 
Arts Library. Tickets are 
$45, $35 and $20; $5 for 
students. For tickets, call 
(301)405-ARTSorfor 
more information, visit 
www.claricesmithcenter. 
umd.edu. 



See Jane Sing 



he s young, 

she's great 

looking, she's 
the hottest thing in jazz 
since the Ken Burns series 
ended...," Time magazine's 
Daniel Okrent wrote of 
vocalist Jane Monheit. 1 
24-year-old, who alreac' 
draws comparisons to 
Sarah vaughan and her 
Ella Fitzgerald, has earn 
herself a reputation as < 
of the strongest and mc 
accomplished new voic 
around. 

After catapulting to fame 
at age 20 when she won second place in 
the Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Com- 
petition, Monheit went on to release three 
albums. Her first, "Never Never Land." 
spent over a year in Billboard's top 10 jazz 
albums and was named "Best Recording 
Debut" by the Jazz Journalists Association. 
The follow-up album. "Come Dream With 
Me," debuted at number one on the Bill- 
board Jazz Chart. Her latest endeavor, "In 
the Sun," represents more of her versatile 
repertoire of classic jazz, standards and re- 
interpreted pop and folk, as well as her 
growing interest in Brazilian music. 

Music has always been a vital part of 
Monheit's life: "I began singing as soon as I 
learned to talk," she recalls. Growing up on 
Long Island, she listened to music inces- 
santly with her parents and with her grand- 
mother who was a professional singer. 



"Come Dream With Me" 
even features a rendition of 
the first song Monheit ever 
learned, "Somewhere Over 
the Rainbow," recorded 
when she was just 3 years 
old. 

Monheit attended the 
Manhattan School of Music 
and went on to perform and 
record with some of the 
world's greatest jazz stars, 
including bassist Ron 
Carter, drummer Kenny 
Washington, trumpeter Tom 
Harrell and percussionist 
Don Alias, She has head- 
lined at both the Village Vanguard and The 
Algonquin in Manhattan in addition to her 
performances at Carnegie Haft and Lincoln 
Center. 

With her grace, seductive charm and 
silken mezzo-soprano voice, she has 
wooed audiences and established herself 
as "the real thing" (The New York Times). 
The Jane Monheit Quintet, including Joel 
Frahm, tenor Saxophone; Mike Kanan, 
piano; Joe Martin, bass; and Rick Montal- 
bano, drums; will perform at the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum 
Concert Hall on Sunday. Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets are S45, S35, and S20; 55 for stu- 
dents. Audience members are invited to 
participate in an informal question-and- 
answer session with Monheit immediately 
following the performance, moderated by 
Rusty Hassan of WPFW. 



Choreographer Doug 
Nielsen loves disorder. He 
doesn't want his dancers 
to perform every movement in 
exactly the same way. Instead, he 
relishes the nuances of each 
individual's interpretation to 




show his dancers how to per- 
form something, so as not to 
unduly influence their interpre- 
tation. 

"If I tell 10 people what to do, 
they will each do it differently. I 
prefer to tell rather than show, 
and allow room for interpreta- 
tion." 

Our inherent human differ- 
ences are at the crux of his new 
work,"Run Ruben Run "which 
premieres as part of the Mary- 
land Dance Ensemble's perform- 
ances on Nov. 14, 15, 17 and 18 
at the Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center's Dance Theatre. In 
it, a male character wears a skirt, 
and interacts with members of 
his community. The work offers 
audiences a chance to identify 
with the outsider, as Nielsen 
explains:"We are all 'outsiders.' 
Everyone is different the second 
we are bom. Every fingerprint is 
unique. We only make ourselves 
'fit in' and not stand out. Out- 
ward appearance provides the 
first indication of being differ- 
ent. And we're not always com- 
fortable around someone who 
blurs those lines." 

Named for a male dancer in 
the cast, Ruben Gracianl, 
Nielsen's work is set to music by 
Charlemagne Palestine, music 
chosen more for its mood than 
meter. "The CD has ritual, tribal 
aspects. Even though it's new 
music, It feels ancient," Nielsen 
said. The cast consists of 10 
dancers — seven women, three 
men.The dance was then creat- 
ed this past August, as Nielsen 
served as a visiting artLst/chore- 
ographer with the Department 
of Dance. The work was 
spawned from the simple con- 



cept of conformity vs. noncon- 
formity and obedience vs. Dis- 
obedience, It involves text, 
including whispering, and some 
directional instructions as Gra- 
cianl tells the group what to do. 
An internationally recognized 
teacher, choreogra- 
pher, performer and 
director, Nielsen is a 
former member of the 
Batsheva Dance Com- 
pany in Israel and the 
Pearl Lang, Paul 
Sanasardo and Gus 
Solomons dance com- 
panies in New York. 
His choreography has 
been produced in Aus- 
tralia, Canada, Cltina, 
Denmark, England, 
France, Israel, Korea, 
Scotland, Taiwan and 
throughout the Unit- 
ed States. He has been 
creating dances for 
his own company, 
Douglas Nielsen 
Dances, since 1979. 
He is on the faculty of 
the Department of 
Dance at California State Univer- 
sity, Long Beach, 

His background in psychology 
(bachelor's from Augsburg Col- 
lege) constantly comes into play 
as he creates dances and works 
with fellow dancers. "Dance Is 
such a human art form — not like 
painting or writing, which you 
could do by yourself. Dance 
requires other people. And the 
minute you are with other peo- 
ple, you're in a relationship," he 
observes. 

And those resultant onstage 
relationships have been lauded 
by critics. Dance Magazine has 
dubbed his work "deft, delicious, 
and heartbreaking," while The 
New York Times called it,"aston- 
ishingly beautiful" and has 
admired his style's "irresistible 
look of madness." 

Tickets for the 8 p.m. per- 
formances are $15, $5 for stu- 
dents. The program will also 
include Dan Wagoner's "Shadow 
Beliind the Sun," and selected 
new faculty works, directed by 
Department of Dance Chair 
Alcine Wiltz. For tickets, call 
(301) 405-ARTS or for more 
information, visit www.clarice- 
smithcenter. umd. edu. 



For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
301. 405, ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.unid.edu. 

Qarjce Smith 
Performing Arts 

G3NTER^atMarytj\m3 




OCTOBER 14, 2003 




Inside the Columns 




Conference Looks at Renaissance-era Women 



Ralph Vendemia Jr., a four-year volunteer with the Slawsky Physics 
Clinic, helps Claude Muresan, a second year cell biology and molecular 
genetics major, with some classwork. 

Looking for Physics Volunteers 



Each month, this column 
features some aspect of 
the Retired Volunteer 
Service Corps. In this issue, we 
will focus on the services to 
the undergraduate students in 
the Physics Department. 

The Slawsky Physics Clinic 
was founded in 1 975 by iden- 
tical twin brothers, Milton 
(Mitch) and Zaka (Zak) Slawsky 
as a memorial to their parents, 
Mollie and Simon. Both sons 
have passed away, but their 
legacy lives on through the 
services of volunteers who 
staff the clinic five days a 
week for up to five hours a 
day. The current roster con- 
sists of Joe Goodman, Irving 
Korobkin, Philip Mange, Thun- 
ga Saryapal, Ralph Vendemia 
and Harvey Perritt, who 
recently joined the group. 
Since its inception, the 
Slawsky Physics Clinic had 
helped thousands of under- 
graduates. The assistance is 
designed to improve a stu- 
dent's skill and understanding 
in solving physics problems. 
Experience has shown that 
the student's success rate is 
much higher If the clinic is 



used regularly for about two 
hours a week during the first 
part of a course. Knowledge of 
a subject is necessary, but it is 
not enough. 

Success in the study of 
physics also depends on one's 
ability to solve complex prob- 
lems within reasonable period 
of time— usually about 1 5 min- 
utes per problem in an exam 
or a quiz. A successful student 
must adopt a systematic and 
efficient strategy that couples 
knowledge with speed and 
accuracy. The clinic helps 
them develop such a strategy 
and, with supportive supervi- 
sion, trains the students to 
improve their ability and con- 
fidence. 

The Slawsky Physics Clinic's 
volunteer staff is currently 
below optimum strength and 
is seeking additional volun- 
teers from people with a 
physics background and a 
desire to help students. Inter- 
ested persons may contact 
either Philip Mange at (301) 
593-2535 or Ralph Vendemia 
at (301) 322-9257. 

— -Jed Collard, 
RVSC Coordinator 



Looking for Provocative Thoughts 

This is a call for papers, critical essays and commentaries 
for the Community Commentary on African Diaspora Affairs. 
The commentary is a compilation of scholarly writings con- 
cerning topics of the African Diaspora and black college stu- 
dent development. 

The work might be a personal reflection on a relevant 
issue; the sharing of a programmatic initiative diat proved 
successful; a present day reflection on the visions of past 
academic scholars; or a critical essay on higher education. 
Word limit is 2, 000. All submissions should be sent by Nov. 18 
to: Toby Jenkins, Assistant Director of Campus/Community 
Outreach, Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, 
College Park MD 20742, or tjenkins@deans.umd.edu 

For more information, contact Toby Jenkins at (301) 
314-8439. 



Attending to Early Mod- 
ern Women: Structures 
and Subjectivities, 
hosted by the Center 
for Renaissance & Baroque 
Studies, is the fifth symposium 
in this series.These conferences 
are recognized as the major 
scholarly event in the field. 
Scholars refer to both the 
conference and the proceedings 
volumes (published by the Uni- 
versity of Delaware Press) in 



and Change: Attending to Early 
Modern Women," will be avail- 
able at the conference. 

The following highlights that 
may be of particular interest to 
the wider campus community: 

At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, the 
Keynote Address, "Dangerous 
Enchantments: Music, Magic, 
and the Perilous Allure of Con- 
vent Singing," will be presented 
by Craig Monson,Washington 
University in St. Louis. 



and a pre-performance intro- 
duction by Carole Levin, Univer- 
sity of Nebraska-Lincoin. It is 
free and open to the public. 

On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:45 
a.m., Patricia Allerston, Universi- 
ty of Edinburgh and Evelyn 
Welch, University of Sussex, will 
offer a video 

presentation/panel,' 1 Possessing 
Women: Investigating Italian 
Renaissance Material Culture." 
This particular session is sup- 




Collectie Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Objectnummer: SK-C-148, Pieter de Hooch, 1658-1660 



such journals as "Renaissance 
Quarterly" and "Sixteenth Cen- 
tury Journal." Barbara Hodgdon, 
in the essay "Transforming 
Shakespeare: Contemporary 
Women's Re-Visions in Litera- 
ture and Performance (2000) * 
noted [this] "notable University 
of Maryland conference" in her 
discussion of "attending to 
women." 

Graduate students experi- 
ence these conferences as occa- 
sions for developing the schol- 
arly networks that lead to 
nationally referenced fellow- 
ships and other professional 
opportunities.The meetings 
offer opportunities for graduate 
student mentoring and training. 
Many of Maryland graduate stu- 
dents are on the program as 
workshop conveners. Because 
workshop summaries are 
included in the conference pro- 
ceedings volume, many gradu- 
ate students gamer their first 
publication in this way. 

There are 1 1 volumes of the 
conference proceedings in 
print. The most recent, "Culture 



Former Maryland professor 
and Founder/Chair of the 
Department of Comparative Lit- 
erature Susan Lanser, now at 
Bran de is University, returns to 
present "Sapphic Subjects and 
the Economies of Desire" on Fri- 
day, Nov. 7 at a 10:45 a.m. ses- 
sion. 

A performance of "The Tri- 
umphs of Oriana"on Friday, 
Nov, 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. This event will feature 
Linda Mabbs and Christopher 
Kendall, director of the School 
of Music, with the University of 
Maryland Chamber Singers, 
directed by Edward Maclary, 



ported by funds from the 
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, an 
organization that promotes the 
dissemination of expertise in art 
history and material culture. 

Electronic resources work- 
shops will be presented by the 
librarians of the Arts and 
Humanities Team, University of 
Maryland Libraries. 

Julia Marciari Alexander, Yale 
Uni versify, Center for British 
Art, willl present "The Early 
Modern Woman and the Twenty- 
First-Century Museum." 

Abstracts for workshops and 
plenary sessions are archived at 
www.crbs.umd.edu/atw5. 



Attending to Early Modern Women: Structures 6t Subjectivities 
Symposium will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Stamp Student Union. 
For more information and a registration form, go to the conference 
Web site, www.crbs.umd.edu/atw5/index.html. Send email queries to 
crbs@umail.umd.edu or call the center office at (301) 405-6830. The 
registration fee is waived for all University System of Maryland stu- 
dents. However, students who wish to attend must fill out 3 registra- 
tion form and include a photocopy of their student ID. 



OUTLOOK 



STUDY 

Continued from page 1 

By 2000, Ewing had attended 
several public health forums 
and was familiar enough with 
the field to help propose a 
study measuring the health 
effects of sprawl. Ewing said 
the process unfolded very 
slowly after two rounds of 
reviews and two total rewrites 
before the study was finally 
published this August. 

After the first wave of publi- 
city the associate professor of 
urban studies and planning said 
he could do nothing but discuss 
the study. Ewing said he is now 
interested in pursuing the poli- 
cy side of the issue, while study- 
ing subsequent research on the 
study and similar trends in child 
obesity for a new study, like the 
National Institutes of Health, 
the Robert Wood Johnson Foun- 
dation and the CDC, he said he 
believes that by changing policy 
and the physical environment, 
they can change the effects of 
obesity. 

Last week, Ewing participa- 
ted in a congressional briefing 
addressing public health in 
transportation and land use 
policy, where he learned health 
issues concerning obesity could 
be costing the country an 
estimated $ 1 17 billion a year. 
"This is getting policy atten- 
tion because its costing us a 
fortune. Out of all the obesity 
problems growing international- 
ly, we happen to be the nation 
that wins the prize," 

Although the study makes 
no direct recommendations 
Ewing suggests compacting 
communities into connecting 
cul-de-sacs, similar to his home- 
town, Lighthouse Point, in 
south Florida, where shopping 
is within walking distance. 
When Ewing isn't in Florida 
on the weekends, he manages 
his weight by walking liis bea- 
gle or walking around campus. 

"1 was even more active at 
Rutgers. I probably am a litde 
more active than most Ameri- 
cans,'' he said calculating his 
body mass index to make sure. 

To calculate your body mass 
index visit www.cdc.gov/ 
needphp/dnpa/bmi or for 
more information on the "Rela- 
tionship Between Urban Sprawl 
and Physical Activity, Obesity 
and Morbidity" study visit 
www. smartgrowthamerica. org . 



Non-exempt Employees Get a Morale Boost 



Students and staff feasted on 
music, magic and karate during 
their lunch hour at the First 
Annual Office of Human Rela- 
tions Program's (OHRP) Talent 
Show last Thursday at the Hoff 
Theatre. 



overbite, Moore was also the 
event's surprise dance act, "Mr. 
Fabulous; the dance machine." 
Associate Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Special 
Assistant to the President 
Robert Waters also welcomed 




OHRP program coordinator 
Angela Bass, one of the eight 
talent show committee mem- 
bers, said she thought a talent 
show would help brighten 
up things around campus. 

"This was to boost morale 
for non-exempt staff and die 
entire campus, but to focus 
on honoring the non-exempt 
staff." After Hurricane Isabel, 
Bass said she thought "this is 
a time for staff to get together 
to have fun." 

Later in the show while 
Bass belted out "Stormy Mon- 
day Blues," her sister, Valerie 
Moore, masqueraded as the 
song's "handsome man" in a 
not so handsome get up that 
included an exaggerated beer 
belly, thick bifocals and fake 



die audience, apologizing on 
behalf of President Mote for 
his absence and thanking the 
committee for acknowledging 
the university's non-exempt 
staff. He then returned to the 
stage later to perform a jazzy 
"Too Close for Comfort." 

Motivational speaker 
Margaret Dureke, from JAHS 
Enterprises, was the show's 
opening and closing act. 
Decked in a hot pink, blue 
and ivory Nigerian dress and 
matching pink headwrap, she 
asked the audience to chant 
"oui, oui," if they were having 
a good time and not feeling 
sorry for themselves. 

"It is simply service that 
measures success, and gives 
you an opportunity for new 



growth. If you change your 
thinking, you change your 
life," she admonished. 

By the end of the show she 
had the audience chanting "I 
am a winner, I am successful, 
I am a victor." 

Dj EZ Street from WPGC 
95.5, the show's master of cere- 
monies, said he appreciated 
Dureke's message and used her 
first chant to introduce the rest 
of the acts. But for the first few 
acts he gready exaggerated the 
staff's credentials. 

"I don't know any of these • 
people, so I have to pour it 
on, cause that's what I do 
professionally'' 

EZ Street introduced Ryan 
Holmes, a graduate assistant in 
the Office of Campus Programs 
and who sang an a capella ver- 
sion of Donnie Hatiiaway's "A 
Song For You," as a University 
of Maryland idol. United Cam- 
pus Ministries Chaplain Holly 
Ulmer.who sang to piano 
accompaniment Steven Sond- 
heim's"Not a Day Go's By," 
was introduced as a guest on 
"Survivor," and as someone 
who had performed at the 
White House last year. Of 
Marlene Schlichlig, an adminis- 
trative assistant in Residential 
Services, who performed a 
freestyle dance with each of 
her dogs, Sailor and Magic, 
Street said she had been fea- 
tured in several hip-hop videos. 

Other musical acts included 
Mark Brimhall, assistant direc- 
tor of human relations pro- 
grams, who played Enya and 
Nick Ryan's "Tea House Moon" 
on his harp; freshman Kelly 
O'Neal, who sang Christina 
Aguil era's "Beautiful;" and staff 
member Ida Siebert, who sang 
Sylvia's "Nobody," and Crystal 
Gayle's "Don't it Make Your 
Brown Eyes Blue." 

Lillian Rollins, an executive 
administrative assistant in 
the biology department and 
a member of the talent show 
committee, sang "For Every 
Mountain." 

After a string of musical acts, 
Chen Chin, a work controller 
with Facilities Management 
performed magic by making a 
bright red handkerchief disap- 
pear in his fist and reappear in 
his mouth. He popped two 
balloons trying to stick a wand 



through them, although he 
was almost successful with the 
second one. Next he poured a 
glass of water into a rolled up 
newspaper, which appeared to 
stay dry but dripped water. 

Chin then volunteered in 
the next act, as William "Leon" 
Swain, a steamfitter in the pipe 
services shop, demonstrated 
how to block an attack using 
Goju-Ryu karate.Two of Swain's 
black-belt assistant instructors, 
Mervin Yap and Yvette Nicker- 
son.from the Goju-Ryu Karate 
Club performed several katas, a 
series of karate moves. Yap also 
broke boards and Nickcrson.a 
collections specialist with the 
bursar's office, lightly demon- 
strated another move on Swain 
that ended with a swift kick to 
the crotch. 

"You can imagine what 
would have happened if she 
had high heel pumps on," said 
Swain, who has been training 
for 25 years and teaches Goju- 
Ryu karate three times a week. 
"Next year we'll come on and 
do something better. Next year 
J hope we have more time." 

For the finale all the per- 
formers held hands and swayed 
in a semi-circle behind Bass, 
Rollins and Siebert singing Hal 
David and Burt Bachrach's 
"What the World Needs Now 
is Love" 

"I thought we did a good 
job, even with die attendance; 
next year the word will be out 
there to support the show," said 
Audrey Stewart, an executive 
administrative assistant in Facil- 
ities Management. As one of die 
show's committee members, 
Stewart stayed busy helping 
sell tickets and run two rounds 
of door prizes. 

Walter Booker, a Dining Ser- 
vices plumber, who sang Carol 
Cymbala and Christian World 
Inc.'s "You're my Praise," said he 
would consider joining the tal- 
ent roster next year. "If they 
invite me back, I'll come " 

Delores Carter, an accountant 
clerk in Residential Facilities, 
said she loved the show"! think 
there's a lot of talent on cam- 
pus," she said. Carter, who has 
worked on campus for 28 
years, helped usher and pass 
out fryers."! don't have that 
much talent, but I was thinking 
maybe [next year] I could sing." 



Did you 
know... 



According to the National 
Institutes of Health Web 
site: 

• A Body Mass Index is :i 
standard measure of 
weight-to-height used to 
determine if people are 
overweight or obese 

* Nearh one third oil s 
adults are obese, which 
means a body mass 
Index greater than Ml 




Angie Bass, program coordinator with the Office of Human Relations Programs and an organizer of the show, welcomes the audience. For the show's 
finale, all of the performers joined Bass onstage to sing "What the World Needs Now is Love." 



OCTOBER 14, 2003 



Working to Live, 
Not Living to Work 



Americans work too much, putting their health and families in 
jeopardy, say organizers of a national movement to help people 
realign their priorities. 

Take Back Your TimeDay, being observed on Oct. 24, is not anti- 
work, though . Research Associate Jerome Segal, a co-organizer of 
the day and author of "Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and 
Politics of the Alternative American Dream, 1 ' says the focus is on 
getting people just to look how much time they're putting into 
their jobs - time that could be spent on creating more balanced 
lives. 

He says the daylong observance emerged from a session at 
The Simplicity Forum, which promotes "simple, just and sustain- 
able ways of life." Segal, with the School of Public Affairs' Institute 
for Philosophy and Public Policy, and co-chair John de Graaf select- 
ed the date based on a comparison with European workweeks, 
de Graaf also edited "Take Back Your Timer the official handbook 
of the event. By their calculations, if Americans worked the same 
hours and had the same vacation time, "we would 've completed 
our work for the year by Oct. 24," says Segal. 

"The main goal of TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY is to call atten- 
tion to the problem and begin the public conversation about what 
to do about it," states the organization s Web site.www.timeday.org. 
The Senate also passed a resolution declaring October National 
Work and Family Month. So with increased federal attention being 
given to the issue, Segal and his fellow organizers hope Americans 
on all socioeconomic levels also focus on their time. 

"The labor movement is interested in this, universitiesjewish 
communities." 

Between 70 and 100 teach-ins will be held around the country. 
Segal also mentions that several states already support efforts to 
educate people about maintaining a healthy life-work balance. 
Segal realizes that many people, such as academics like himself, 
may need less "escapist time" because their schedules allow for 
breaks. Those who have to work a lot of overtime, or who need to 
hold down two jobs, may need better balance, but can't achieve it. 
The choice to work in academia, Segal says, usually comes when 
people seek quality of work over income."What they chose is 
inherently rewarding." 

Segal comes naturally to the movement, having penned "Grace- 
ful Simplicity" in 1999 to help him solve "the work, time, money 
conundrum." He plans to spend Oct. 24 just doing "small things. 
The day falls on Friday, so we may have a Shabbat dinner with 
friends over." 



'or information about Take Back Your Time Day, go to 

w ww.ti med a y. o r g. 



Smith School Hosts 
High-Profile Guest 

Carry Fiorina, Chairman & CEO of Hewlett-Packard, spoke to 
a standing room-only crowd in the Howard Frank Auditorium 
in Van Munching Hall last week as part of the Smith School 
of Business' CIO Forum. The daylong event, sponsored by the 
Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises at the Smith 
School and the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society for 
Information, is an opportunity for executives to network, 
share ideas and explore "innovative solutions to technology 
management problems." Fiorina, Smith School '80, spoke on 
the state of the IT industry and the responsibilities of senior 
managment. 




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Sparking Discussion on the Death Penalty 

Eight prison inmates tell their stories in the hopes of preventing other young people from 
following their self-destructive paths. By the time Maryland students read them, however, most 
of the death row inmates will have been executed. 

For this year's First Year Book project, university freshmen are being asked to read "Dead Man 
Walking" by Sister Helen Prejean.The nun became the spiritual advisor of a death row inmate, 
Patrick Sonnier, and then wrote a national bestseller that explores the death penalty, faith, vic- 
tims' rights and redemption. In 1995, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn starred in a motion picture 
version of the book. 

Along with their reading of the book, students arc being encouraged to read supplemental 
material and participate in discussions available on WebCT. It is where the death row inmates' 
stories can be found. Lisa Kiely, assistant dean of undergraduate studies and coordinator of First 
Year Book, is excited about how this electronic portion of the program can facilitate deeper 
conversations.The dynamic site was created by ethnomusicology graduate student Isa Argulo. 

"It's a good resource. There's no other thing like it in the country for a first year book," says 
Kiely. 

There are polls and new discussion topics posted every week. An extensive Est of resources 
and activities offers even more opportunities for exploration. For example, it references the 
study done by Ray Paternoster, with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, on 
how and for whom the death penally is administered in Maryland. Kiely says that confronting 
complex subjects is part of the project's purpose. "Our community is stronger when we are 
free to challenge each other and Est en respectfuUy" she wrote on the First Year Book WebCT 
site. "The university does not shy away from challenging or controversial issues; on the contrary, 
free and spirited speech should be at the very heart of an academic community." She also 
emphasizes that choosing this book does not reflect the university's stance on capital 
punishment. 

Each week Kiely sends email to campus professors encouraging them to talk with their stu- 
dents about issues raised in "Dead Man." She knows that professors in several discipUnes, such 
as criminal justice, sociology, government and politics and philosophy use the book. Students at 
Legacy CoUege, a lifelong learning initiative of the university's Center on Aging, are also using 
the book. 

"You could get it to work into almost anything. The disciplines are related to each other," 
says Kiely. 



Each year a diverse campus-wide committee comes together to select the university's 
first year book. Chosen with a thorough review of the issues it will generate, the book 
provides a shared intellectual experience for faculty, staff and aU first year students. 

Please send your suggestions to: Lisa Kiely, Undergraduate Studies, 2130 MitcheU Build- 
ing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Or email them to Lkiely@umd.edu. 
For more information, call Kiely at (301) 405-9363- 

First Year Book Events: 

Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Showing of "Dead Man Walking," followed by a discussion led by the 
university chaplains. Hoff Theatre. 

Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. , Maryland State's Attorneys Douglas Gansler (Mont. Co.) and Glenn 
Ivey (Prince George's Co.) will discuss how the decision is made to recommend the death 
penalty in capital cases. Charles Wellford, chair of the Department of Criminology and 
Criminal Justice, will be the moderator for the event. 2203 Art/Sociology Bldg. 

Nov. 13. noon, Sister Helen Prejean, author, "Dead Man Walking." Tawes Theatre. 

Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Discussion on the death penalty with Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Place to 
be determined. For information on all of the above events, contact Lisa Kiely at (301)405- 
9363, or Lkicly@umd.edu, or go to http://www.ugst.umd.edu/. 

Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., Coffee & Politics - Capital Punishment. 1 102 South Campus Commons. 
To RSVP for this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Heidi Bludau at (301) 
3 14-6620, hbludau@hormail.com. 



OUTLOOK 



Continued from page 1 




There are only a few signs of Hurricane Isabel's trail left. One of them is 
this pile of dirt, which marks where Isabel uprooted a tree in front of 
Francis Scott Key Hall. The tree fell forward, landing inches away from 
the sidewalk. 



and their incubater to Turner 
Hall on campus. He was able to 
photograph a turtle being 
hatched, while unknowingly 
saving them from harm. 

A self-proclaimed amateur 
storm chaser, Whilden found the 
storm to be "a wonderful oppor- 
tunity to evaluate the habitat we 
built. It's doing really well." In her 
email note, she said that, "Isabel 
could be the perfect storm.The 
shoreline restoration project on 
site appears to be enhanced." 

She does regret one loss. 
"We get Fear the Turtle prod- 
ucts at cost from the University 
Bookstore. We had a bunch of 
terrapin Beanie Babies and 
transforming terrapins that 
turned into basketballs or foot- 
balls. They floated away and 



we're finding them scattered 
throughout the woods." 

Back on the Mainland 

Jack Baker, director if opera- 
tions and maintenance with 
Faculties Management, and his 
crew didn't have much damage 
to contend with in Isabels after- 
math. He credits his employees 
with the "resounding success" 
of their preparation plan.The 
heating, ventilation and air con- 
ditioning shop brought the uni- 
versity's electricity load down 
below normal operating level 
so that it was off of Pepco's 
grid and free of the company's 
problems. Grounds people start- 
ing sandbagging all vulnerable 
spots on campus. Building 
services workers prepped 



the water vacuums for work. 

"We had a good plan and we 
knew what needed to be done," 
he said, "People pulled out all 
the stops for this institution " 

Many of his employees 
worked this plan, voluntarily, 
on back-to-back 12- and 14-hour 
shifts. When urged to go home 
and tend to their own prob- 
lems, many said they couldn't 
until they were sure their 
responsibilities on campus 
were fulfilled and co-workers 
could leave as well. 

"There are one or two people 
a litde older than I am," Baker 
said. "Filling sand bags and 
throwing them around is 
something you don't want to 
do long. But they just kept at it." 
Employees went around cam- 
pus turning off lights and com- 
puters.After getting calls from 
crews finding architecture and 
engineering students still work- 
ing, Baker said just to leave 
them there. "At least they 
were inside." 

They were able to keep work- 
ing, he said, because of campus 
employees' efforts in coopera- 
tion withTrigen Energy Corpo- 
ration, the university's power 
supplier. 

"I almost swear the lights were 
on before they went out," said 
Baker."! bad a lot of empathy 
for the [public utilities'] line 
crews." 

While he's pleased at how 
well Facilities Management 
employees responded, he's 
not sure it's all a good thing. 

"It's kind of crazy, but we're 
getting good at this." 



Keeping People Fed 

Dining Services employees are 
very grateful for how hard Facil- 
ities Management people 
worked. It made it possible 
for them to do their jobs; many 
even spent the night on cam- 
pus or in nearby hotels so 
that they could get to work. 

"We had 25 employees stay 
over, 19 in hotels," said Jean 
Bennett, the Diner's assistant 
director. "I slept in a chair." 

Power interruptions did 
affect transactions, but Bennett 
said that overall people's spirits 
were good and none of the food 
stations had to be shut down. 
President Dan Mote, Vice Presi- 
dent for Student Affairs Linda 
Clement and Assistant Vice 
President for Student Affairs 
Dick Stimpson all stopped by 
to thank employees. 

"That meant a lot to people," 
said Bennett. 

A two-day supply of food is 
kept on hand for all dining halls 
and disposable eating ware was 
used to save manpower. "We did 
operate very well, considering," 
said Jennifer Pfeiffer, marketing 
and public relations manager 
for Dining Services. She men- 
tioned that Hillel student center 
did lose power, but was still 
able to serve kosher meals. 

Protecting Papers 
Books 



Because McKeldin Library is 
known to take in water now 
and then, Director of Public Ser- 
vices Lori Goetsch agreed with 
her colleagues' assessment that 
materials in the old structure 



could be in trouble. A Labor 
Day power outage caused the 
humidity to build up so much 
that condensation could be 
seen on some floors and 
materials began to mold. 

Library staff was particularly 
concerned about the valuable 
Gordon W Prange Collection 
housed in the basement. So 
Goetsch went home to check 
in with her husband, pack a 
small cooler, a sleeping bag 
and a radio and headed back 
to her office, 

"Rauf Ahmad, our information 
technology director, stayed, too, 
with the servers," said Goetsch. 
The library administration 
group had met Thursday after- 
noon before the storm hit to 
discuss how to handle the 
situation. 

"Everyone felt a little better 
knowing that someone was 
here," she said. "I walked the 
building through the night and 
Rauf and I called each other to 
check in. Everything was great. 
We're so fortunate here. Every- 
one helped. Facilities were able 
to keep the power on." 

So how did she get picked to 
stay? "It was not totally selfless- 
ness on my part," confessed 
Goetsch. "Once everything 
looked good, I left Friday morn- 
ing so 1 could leave Saturday 
morning for a cruise of the 
eastern Caribbean. I figured I 
might as well do what I can 
now because I wouldn't be 
here if anything did happen. 

"It was kind of fun to be 
here." 



UNION GALLERY 



The Union Gallery celebrated its re-opening last Thursday, Oct. 9 on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union, above the food 
court. Its current exhibit, "Re-site: Super Depth Mapping," probes into how the campus interacts with the geographic landscape of 
the campus.The work of the five participating artists - David First, Patricia Smith, Norma Meckely, Thomas Broadbent and Richard 
Humann - taps into the fundamental experiences of community members and their relationship with the landscape by exploring 
their similar patterns, and rhythms of campus life. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 31- For more information, contact Gallery 
Director Alicia Simon at (301) 314-8492 or asimon@union.umd.edu. 




The Football Stadium (above) is characterized as a strong and sexy 
power point of energy on campus and is mostly green and orange. 



Union Gallery curator Patricia Smith coded the results of a 2003 
campuswide survey on emotional experiences by color on a map of 
campus energy. McKeldin Mall (above) is mostly green and yellow. 
The lime green means mental breakthrough, the darker green means 
partying, the yellows mean happiness, and the orange means 
romance. 



Campus Greening 

(From left) Michael Leubecker, 
a range manager at Floral 
Plant Growers; Interim College 
of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources Dean Bruce 
Gardner; President Dan Mote; 
and natural resources sciences 
and landscape architecture 
graduate student Cari Peters 
snipped the ribbon on the new 
research greenhouse complex 
last Friday, ft is described as 
the most cutting edge facility 
of its kind in North America. 
The SI 6 million facility, funded 
by the college and the USDA, 
houses research projects on 
phytoremediation, transgenic 
plants, plant propogation, 
weed and insect/ pest control, 
classrooms and laboratory 



"This facility is what I call an 
unfair ad vantage... which will 
have a great impact on the rise 
of the College of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources," 
President Mote said. 







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Guide for Academic 
Administrators 

The Fall 2003 Guide for Academic 
Administrators is now available on 
the Web at www.laculty.umd.edu. 
The guide contains an updated 
directory of deans, chairs and aca- 
demic directors, as well as informa- 
tion on "Whom to Call for What," 
a college organizational chart and 
much more. For more information 
contact Rhonda M alone at (301) 
405-2509 or rmalone@umd.edu. 



Working on Financial 
Wellness 

The University of Maryland Coop- 
erative Extension Service, in con- 
junction with University Human 
Resources, is offering a series of 
four workshops designed to 
increase the current level of finan- 
cial knowledge and empower par- 
ticipants to make informed finan- 
cial choices, These workshops, 
beginning Oct. 15, will provide 
participants with an opportunity 
to check up on personal finances, 
get out of debt, prepare for retire- 
ment and start saving for financial 
security. The first will be held 
in 1101U, Chesapeake Building 
and the series is free. For more 
information, contact Natalie 
Torres at (301) 405-5651, or 
traindev@umd.edu, or go to 
http://uhr.umd.edu. 



Schedule of Classes 



Starting with the 2003-04 school 
year, there will be no second edi- 
tion of the Spring Schedule of 
Classes. Please checkTestudo for 
updates and changes.The Spring 
2004 Edition is expected to be on 
campus by Oct. 17 and will remain 
on campus through March 16. 
The Summer 2004 edition of the 
Schedule of Classes is expected to 
by delivered by Jan. 30 and will 
remain on campus through August 
2004, For more information, 
contact the Schedule of Classes 
Office at (301) 405-6777, 
schedmd@umaU . umd . edu . 



Alumni Center Comes into View 




PHOTO BY USA HELFERT 

Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen ('51, '93. third from left), designer of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, raises his 
glass in toast at the virtual groundbreaking of the building. He is joined by (far left) Gordy Keys, nephew of Riggs and 
Anne Keys, Riggs' great- niece. 

It was a night full of possibilities and promise. Alumni and friends of the university gathered at Cole Field 
House recently for the virtual groundbreaking of the facility that Executive" Director of Alumni Relations Dani- 
ta Nias ('81) called the guests'Tuture home." 

Riggs ('50) took the lead on the center in 1998 with a gift to construct a building in his name dedicated to 
Maryland alumni. Jacobsen was chosen three years ago to design the building.Thougli ground was officially 
broken this past summer, attendees were treated to vignettes, each introduced by a toast, showing how the 
center could be used. People caught up on some reading in the Mary Charlotte and Robert J. Chaney Library. 
The Dessie M. Moxety Garden featured a working fountain. Alumni Hall hosted a mock wedding and recep- 
tion.The center's completion is scheduled for the winter of 2005. 



Commuter Welcome 

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15, 
Commuter Student Involvement 
and University Commuters Associ- 
ation presents the Commuter Hot 
Spot! From 1 1 a.m.-l p.m. in the 
Stamp Student Union west end 
food court area (near Chevy Chase 
Bank).The program gives depart- 
ments and student organizations 
the opportunity to market their 
services, activities and events to 
commuter students, just as in the 
in past at "Good Morning, Com- 
muters!" 

The intent of the Hot Spot will 
be to provide extensive informa- 
tion from offices, departments 
and groups across campus to 
commuter students. Each week, 
a different campus department, 
office, or student group can serve 



Diversity in Verses 



The Libraries' Diversity Com- 
mittee is sponsoring a poetry 
contest as part of its first 
annual disability event, "Secret Blos- 
soms: The Art of Ability 2003," 
which will be held Nov 25. The poet- 
ry contest will be open to all those 
affiliated with campus. Winners will 
be awarded cash prizes and plaques. 
The top four poems will be recited at 
the event and then published. 

Dan Newsome, the event's key 
liaison, said he advised the commit- 
tee and was in charge of thinking up 
the contest's theme "Unique Abili- 
ties & Excellence" and rules. 

Each participant can submit one 
unpublished original entry, no 
longer than 30 lines, no later than 7 
p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 to Newsome 
either at wn2@umeil.umd.edu, 
phone (301) 314-7958, 1 103 McKel- 
din Library or fax {301 ) 405-9191. 



The panel of distinguished judges 
includes Ralph Bennett, chair of the 
President's Commission on Disabili- 
ty, award-winning poet Barbara 
Goldberg and publisher Merrill Lef- 
fler, who is also a senior science 
writer in the Sea Grant College Pro- 
gram. 

'This program is for awareness, 
for honoring this community and to 
encourage cross-communication 
between different groups," said 
Newsome, who as the coordinator 
of adaptive technology at McKeldin 
Library provides technology tools to 
disabled individuals. "The disabled 
population is often an overlooked 
diversity end yes they are a bonified 
minority; they have their own 
issues," 

For more information, contact 
Dan Newsome at (301) 3U-7958 or 
wn2@umail.umd.edu. 



as a host(s) for the event for free. 
Avalailable dates are Oct. 1 5, 29, 
Nov. 5, Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 ( last 
day of classes is Dec. 1 2). The avail- 
ability of dates are on a first come, 
first-served basis. In addition, more 
than one department/student 
organization can be the Hot Spot 
hosts for the week. For more infor- 
mation, contact Leslie L. Perkins at 
(301) 314-7250. 



Caring Crafters 

All university members are invited 
to make crafts that will be donated 
to a local non-profit (e.g. a chil- 
dren's hospital) every Friday from 
1 1 a.m.-l p.m.This is a fun, hands- 
on activity and a great way to take 
a 30-minute break from office 
work or studying. Located in the 
Art and Learning Center (base- 
ment of the Union). For more 
information, contact John Lynch 
(301) 3 14-981 4, or 
J Lyn ch@ union . umd .edu 



Awards Nominations 
Sought 

Each year the university makes 
two $5,000 awards:The Kirwan 
Faculty Research and Scholarship 
prize recognizes a faculty member 
for a highly significant work of 
research, scholarship or artistic 
creativity completed within the 
last three years. The Kirwan Under- 
graduate Education award recog- 
nizes faculty or staff who have 
made exceptional contributions to 
the quality of undergraduate edu- 
cation at the university. Nomina- 
tions are due by Feb. 14. For 
more information, go to www. 
faculry.umd.edu/FacAwards/ 
cpawards.html. Look under the 
heading Kirwan. For more infor- 
mation, contact Ellin Scholnick 
at (301) 4054252, or 



es8@umail.umd.edu, or go 
to www.faculty.umd.edu. 



SLA Research Workshop 

The Mini-Center on the Teaching 
and Learning of Foreign Languages 
and the School of Languages, 
Literatures, and Cultures invites 
the campus community to attend 
a Distinguished Speaker Series 
Workshop titled "Designing 
Fsycholinguistically Valid Instruct- 
ed SLA Research." The workshop 
will be led by Catherine Doughty 
of the National Foreign Language 
Center/ Center for the Advanced 
Study of Language. 

The event will take place 
Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. 
in St. Mary's Hall, Multi-Purpose 
Boom. Reception to follow. 
RSVP to Alene Moyer at 
m aye ra ©warn . umd . edu . 



Charles Fowler 
Colloquium 

Join internationally renowned 
political theorist and author 
Benjamin a Barber on Monday* 
Oct. 20 as lit- lectures about 
"The \iis and < livic Education 
in an Era of Interdepeodenct ;it 
L J: 1 5 during the Charles Fern let 
Colloquium OU Innovation in 
Arts Education in the stamp stu- 
deni Ballroom .The e veal runs 
from Oct. 19-21. Monday after- 
noon, former president of the 
American Educational Research 
Asset tattoo, James A. Banks « til 
speak about "leaching for Multi- 
ciiiuind Literacy, Global < itizen- 
ship. ,md Social Justice," Por 
ii« re uiformatiqh. contact Honni 
Jo Dopp .11 i 501 > i05-9256.tMr 
bd55 ■ uiu.iil umd edu, or visit 
www.ub.umd.edu/PAl ,'S< "P.v 
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