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New Works by 
Jinchul Kim 
Featured in 
Union Gallery 

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Professor, Center 
Recognized for 

From his small office piled 
high with papers and boxes 
of books, Suheil Bushrui 
works hard toward world peace 
through human and spiritual 

His lectures across the globe 
and work teaching young people 
to follow the path of mutual 
understanding caught the atten- 
tion of the United Nations-affiliat- 
ed Temple of Understanding. The 


Suheil Bushrui 

interfaith association will honor 
him with the 2003 Juliet Holiister 
Award in the spring. Past recipi- 
ents include former South African 
President Nelson Mandela, the 
Dalai Lama and Queen Noor of Jor- 
dan and Mary Robinson, former 
president of Ireland and U.N. High 
Commissioner for Human Rights. 

The award is given to individuals 
who have "promoted greater under- 
standing of religious diversity and 
spiritual values." Juliet Holiister, a 
housewife, founded the organiza- 
tion in I960 with the help of First 
Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and re- 
nowned doctor Albert Schweitzer. 

Bushrui holds the Baha'i Chair 
for World Peace based at the Cen- 
ter for International Development 
and Conflict Management 
( The cen- 
ter (CIDCM) is an extension of the 
College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences and within the Depart- 
ment of Government and Politics. 
Bushrui says, in his characteristic 
self-effacing way, that the recogni- 
tion honors "the university, the 
chair and the center." It also affirms 
that "in a world that is torn asun- 

See CIDCM, page 5 

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A Little Moonshine 


The department of astronomy set up three telescopes and several pairs 
of mylar-treated sunglasses near the Sundial on McKeldin Mall on 
Nov. 8 to view the lunar eclipse. Viewers were able to directly see the 
total lunar eclipse as the hill moon completely darkened as it passed 
through the Earth's shadow. If you missed the eclipse visit 
openhouse/programs/08Nov03_Lunar.html for an animation of the event. 

Larry Donnelly: Success in All the Right Places 

Maya Angelou once 
said, "If you find it 
in the heart to care 
for someone else, you will 
have succeeded." If this is 
true, then the university will 
lose one of its most success- 
ful employees on Nov. 26. 

Larry Donnelly has 
worked, periodically, for the 
university's dining services 
for the past 35 years. Over 
that time he has made some 
profound progress at the 
university, but more signifi- 
cantly he has forged strong 
relationships with his co- 
workers and employees, as 
well as with students. He is 
an uncommon blend of hard 
work, determination and 
caring, and posseses a gen- 
uine love for his job. 

Donnelly started at the 
University of Maryland in 
1968 working in the South 
Campus Dining Hall, but 
later came to question what 
opportunities might lie 
somewhere else. In 1975, 
he left the university for the 
Mackey Company, because, 
in his words, "the grass is 
greener." He soon realized 
that the Mackey Company 
did not offer what he was 
looking for and in 1981 
took a job at the Rossbor- 
ough Inn running their 


Larry Donnelly where he's happiest, serving students. 

catering department. He 
was only there for 13 
months and in 1982, Don- 
nelly would return to the 
student dining rooms for 

He was put in charge of 
the food court in the Stamp 
Student Union until 1990, 
when he moved back to 
where he started, the South 
Campus Dining Hall. He has 
been working there since. 
In that time he has made his 

presence known. He has 
instituted Asian cuisine aptly 
named "Don Lee's "the 
Jalapeno Grill and Cluckers, 
and he has introduced fresh- 
ly sliced hot sandwiches, as 
well as various stir-fry din- 
ners to the dining halls at 

When Ralph Friedgen took 
over has head coach of the 
university's football team, he 

Sec DONNELLY, page 4 

Recognized for 
Program's Success 

Joe He Carter can see a national 
rise in minorities and women 
in math and science fields 10 
years from now. 

The 30-year-old directs Science 
and Technology: Addressing the 
Need for Diversity (STAND), an 
umbrella of many minority student 
outreach, recruitment and reten- 
tion initiatives for the College of 
Computer. Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Sciences (CMPS). Her vision 
includes several other programs in 
the works. For each of these, she is 
the fundraiser, overseer and admin- 

"I'm in charge of addressing the 
issue of the lack of women and 
minorities in science, technology 
and engineering fields from a K 
through Ph.D. focus," she says. 
"What's exciting for me is that I 
will not be here to see the end 

See STAND, page 5 

Dig Unearths 
Black History 

Much of what was found dur- 
ing summer digs at an Anna- 
polis archaeological site should 
help establish the historic validity 
of a late 19th-century suburb. 

Archaeology in Annapolis runs 
the university's annual archaeologi- 
cal field school. It has dug in 
Annapolis since 1981 and finished 
a third summer in East port, the 
oldest suburb of Maryland's state 

Sixteen Maryland undergradu- 
ates and graduate students dug for 
six weeks in four backyards that 
dated from the late 1 9th century 
to the present. 

By digging in Eastport, we are 
trying to overcome the popular 
notion that this neighborhood is 
"less historic" than the Historic 
District of Annapolis, as though 
one place could have less history 
and therefore less interest, less cul- 
ture, than another. 

Because Eastport was designed 
by a group of Maryland investors 
as a speculative venture, the neigh- 
borhood is laid out on a grid, 
because this is the simplest way to 
turn farmland into salable proper- 
ty. These Maryland investors mort- 
gaged homes to both white and 
black families. There also were 
people living on the peninsula 
who never owned their own 
homes. Since Eastport was an inte- 
grated community' of black and 
white workers, and was founded 
three years after Emancipation, 

See ARCHAEOLOGY, page 6 




november 18 

9 a.m. -4 p.m., UHR Semi- 
nar: Practical Techniques 
to Use Time More Effec- 
tively 1 101 U Chesapeake. 
Cost is $ 125. Learn to create a 
systematic and personal 
approach to time control using 
the Time Mastery Profile®. For 
more information, contact 
Natalie Torres at 5-5651 or, or 

noon-2 p.m.. Office of 
Community Service-Learn- 
ing Open House and Recep- 
tion 1 108 Stamp Student 
Union, Piscataway Room. Con- 
nect with community service- 
learning colleagues and see the 
new office. For more informa- 
tion, contact Jennifer Pigza at 
4-2895 or 

1-3 p.m., IGCA Forum: Edu- 
cational Reform in China 

See For Your Interest, page 8. 

3:30-5 p.m.. Creating Urban 
Popular Culture: Blind Koto 
Musicians of Edo Japan — 
Koto Recital St. Mary's Hall, 
Multipurpose Room. Koto 
Recital, featuring the musical 
style of 17th to 19th Centuries. 
For more information, contact 
MiyukiYoshikami at 5-0681 or, or visit 


november 19 

noon-1 p.m.. Leadership 
Identity Development: A 
Grounded Theory 01 14 Shoe- 
maker Building. Counseling 
Center Research and Develop- 
ment Series presented by 
Susan Komives, associate pro- 
fessor. Department of Counsel- 
ing and Personnel Services; 
and by Julie Owen Casper and 
Susan Longerbeam. doctoral 
students in the department. 
Meetings are over bag lunch. 
For more information, contact 
Catherine Sullivan at 4-7690 or 

3 p.m., Book Talk: Richard 
Hallion McKeldin Library, Spe- 
cial Events Room. Richard Hal- 
lion, a distinguished interna- 
tional authority on aviation, 
and author of numerous 
award-winning books and for- 
merly the U.S.Air Force histori- 
an, will conduct a Book Talk. 

3 p.m. Small Worlds 

Art/Sociology Building, West 
Gallery. Mixed media artist will 
give a slide presentation on 
her work "Small Worlds." For 
more information, call the 
Department of Art at 5-1445. 

3:30-5 p.m.. Distinguished 
Scholar Teacher Lecture 

2309 Art-Sociology Building. 
The final presentation in this 
year's Distinguished Scholar- 
Teacher Lecture Series will be 
given by Suzanne Bianchi, 
Department of Sociology, For 
more information, contact 
Rhonda Malone at 5-2509 or 


november 20 

4 to 6 p.m., The Death 
Penalty: For and Against 

See For Your Interest, page 8. 

4:15-5:30 p.m., Talk About 
Teaching: Colonial Latin 
America 1 35 Taliaferro Hall. 
Sponsored by the Center 
Alliance for School Teachers 
(CAST), Parking vouchers, 
examination copies of new 
text materials and light refresh- 
ments will be provided. For 
more information, contact 
Nancy Traubitz at 5-6830 or or visit 
www. crbs . umd. edu , 

november 21 

8:45 a.m.-l p.m.. Mastering 
Office Productivity with 
MS Word (intermediate) 

4404 Computer and Space Sci- 
ence. Build skills and confi- 
dence using MS Word. Registra- 
tion is required at least three 
days prior to the class at www. 
oi t . umd . ed u/sc/regi n fo . html . 
For more information, contact 
Jane Wieboldt at 5-0443 or, or visit 

9 a.m. -3:30 p.m., UHR 
Pre-Retirement Seminar See 

For Your Interest, page 8. 

Noon, Financial Aid and 
Students' College Deci- 
sions: Evidence from the 
District of Columbia's 
Tuition Assistance Grant 
Program 1101 Art/Sociology 
Building. Maryland Population 
Research Center Series pre- 
sented by (Catherine Abraham, 
professor of survey methodolo- 

Brown Memorial 

The memorial service 
to celebrate the life 
and work of the late 
Richard Harvey Brown, 
Department of Sociology, 
will be held Friday, Dec. 12 
from 3 to 4 p.m. in Memori- 
al Chapel's West Chapel. 
For more information, con- 
tact Wanda Towles at 5-6394 

gy and adjunct professor of 
economics. For more informa- 
tion, Hoda Makar, hmakar®, or go to 

Noon, The organisation and 
evolution of complex 
behavior in social insects 

1130 Plant Sciences Building. 
Entomology department collo- 
quium presented by Simon 
Robson, James Cook Universi- 
ty,Townsvi He , Austral ia . For 
more information, contact Bar- 
bara Thome, 5-7947. 

1 p.m., An Introduction to 
NRLs Large Area Plasma 
Processing System 2110 
Chemical/Nuclear Engineering 
Building. Department of Mate- 
rials Science & Engineering 
Lecture Series presented by 
Damn Lconhardt. For more 
information, go to www.mse. 

november 24 

6-9 p.m., HTML I: Learn to 
Create a Basic Web Page 
with HTML 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Students, $10; 
faculty/staff, $20; alumni, $25. 
Prerequisite: a WAM account. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or, or visit 

8-10 p.m., Maryland Opera 
Studio: Handel's Serse Ina 
& Jack Kay Theatre. Leon 
Major, director, Richard Scerbo, 
conductor. Three-act comic 
opera with piano and harpsi- 
chord, featuring second year 
students of the acclaimed 
Maryland Opera Studeo. Per- 
formed in Italian with English 
subtitles. For more informa- 
tion, contact Laura Mertens at 
5-8151 or 

november 25 

noon-2 p.m.. Secret Blos- 
soms: The Art of Ability 

Nyumburu Cultural Center. 
Judy Neri, a local poet and 
writer/editor who is disabled, 
and Michael Collier, poet laure- 
ate of Maryland and professor 
of English on campus, will 
serve as co-masters of cere- 
monies for the event. 

6-9 p.m., Adobe Photoshop 
II: Designing Graphics & 
Photo Editing 4404 Comput- 
er & Space Science. Students, 
$ 10; faculty/staff, $20; alumni, 
$25. Prerequisite is Adobe Pho- 
toshop I or equivalent experi- 
ence. For more information, 
contact Carol Warrington at 5- 
2938 or or 
www. oit . umd . edu/pt . 

december 1 

6-9 p.m., Macromedia 
Dreamweaver 4404 Comput- 
er and Space Science. Students, 
$ 10; faculty/staff, $20; alumni 
$ 25 . Prerequisite: a WAM 
account. For more information, 
contact Carol Warrington at 5- 
2938 or, or 

december 2 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m.. Enhanced 
Database Design with MS 
Access (intermediate) 4404 
Computer and Space Science. 
Faculty, staff and graduate assis- 
tants pay $90. Register at least 
three days prior to class date at 
html. For more information, 
contact Jane Wieboldt at 5- 
0443 or, 
or visit 

5:15-6:15 p.m.. Sports Sup- 
plements 0121 Campus 
Recreation Center, Center for 
Health and Wellbeing. This ses- 
sion will provide information 
on the most popular supple- 
ments, the latest reserach, and 
the regulations here in the U.S. 
For more information, contact 
Jennifer Treger at 4-1493 or 


december 3 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m.. Charting 
and Spreadsheet Manage- 
ment with MS Excel (inter- 
mediate) 4404 Computer and 
Space Science. Faculty, staff & 
graduate assistants pay $90. 

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

Register at least three working 
days before the class date at 
www. oit . umd .edu/sc/reginfo . 
html. For more information, 
contact Jane Wieboldt 5-0443 
or or 

noon-1 p.m.. Learning from 
Success: The Experience of 
High Achieving Blacks 01 14 

Shoemaker. Counseling Center 
Research and Development 
Series presented by Sharon 
Fries-Britt, assistant professor, 
education policy and leader- 
ship. Meetings are over bag 
lunch. For more information, 
contact Catherine Sullivan, 4- 
7690 or 

6-9 p.m., HTML II: Using 
Tables & Formatting for 
Web Page Layout 4404 Com- 
puter and Space Science. Stu- 
dents, $ 10; faculty/staff, $20; 
alumni $25. Introduces more 
features of HTML. Prerequisite: 
HTML I or equivalent experi- 
ence. For more information, 
contact Carol Warrington at 
5-2938 or, 
or visit 

december 5 

12-1:15 p.m.. Department 
of Communication 14th 
Annual Colloquium Series 

0200 Skinner. Christopher 
Spicer of Towson University 
will present "The Book I'd 
Write Today: A Critique of 
Organizational Public Rela- 
tions." For more Information, 
contact Laura Witz at 5-6530 or, or visit 

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calendar editor, call (301) 405-7615 or send e-mail to outiook@accmail. 


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Consort Celebrates Renaissance Music and Dining In Full Voice 

(( ^0-— >^""want to eat, 
W \ f sing and make 
^ — M merry—that's 
« f what I like." 

V — S so reads the 

translation of lyrics for a 13th- 
century French song on the 
Orlando Consort's pro- 
gram, nicely summing 
up the English early 
music ensemble's con- 
cert tided "Food, Wine & 
Song: Music and Feast- 
ing in Medieval and 
Early Renaissance 

It will be presented 
in the Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center's 
Dekelboum Conceit 
Hall on Thursday, Nov. 
20 at 8 p.m. 

With a delectable pro- 
gram of music com- 
posed from circa 1 220- 
1 585, the program pro- 
vides a vivid picture of 
medieval and Renaissance life in 
France, England, Italy, Burgundy, 
Spain, Portugal and Germany. A 
majority of the songs arc based 
on the topics of food, and detail 
everything from cultivation to 
consumption. They also provide 
insight into the different con- 
texts for eating, whether at a 
picnic, grand feast, or a session 
at the local inn. Occasionally, 
the texts may purport to be 
about food, but are really about 
other sensuous pleasures. Addi- 
tional songs cover topics such 
as etiquette, market shopping 
and drinking. 

To match songs in the pro- 
gram, the Orlando Consort and 
Harmonia Mum.1t. commis- 
sioned 19 medieval-style recipes 
from chefs working in Britain, 
including Clarissa Dickson 

Wright, host of television's "Two 
Fat Ladies," and Sara Paston- 
Williams, author of "The Art of 
Dining." The recipes range from 
saffron cake to haddock in ale 
to "orange omelet for Pimps and 
Harlots ." Recipe cards will be 

award-winning commercial 
recordings, and the CD "Food, 
Wine & Song," has been 
described in the press as having 
attained the "standard by which 
other performances should be 

provided to audience members 
at the November concert. 

Formed in 1988 by the Early 
Music Centre of Great Britain, 
the Orlando Consort has rapidly 
achieved a reputation as one of 
the most expert, innovative and 
consistendy challenging groups 
performing repertoire from the 
years 1050 to 1600. The mem- 
bers include Robert Harre- 
Jones, countertenor; Mark 
Dobell, tenor;Angus Smith, 
tenor; and Donald Greig, bari- 
tone. While all four singers in 
the group are established 
soloists, they also contribute 
enormous experience and 
expertise in the field of early 
music gained through working 
with groups such as the Tallis 
Scholars and the Gabrieli Con- 
sort. The group has made many 

Tickets are $45, $35 and $20; 
$5 for full-time students with ID 
(two tickets per ID). A pre-per- 
formance discussion will be 
held at 7 p.m., moderated by 
Robert Aubry Davis from WETA 
and XM Satellite Radio in the 
center's room 2200. For tickets, 
call (301)405.ARTS, and for 
more information, visit www. 

Enjoy England's leading 
male vocal quartet as they 
perform a program that 
explores the links between 
lavish Renaissance leasts and . 
entertainment. All faculty and 
staff who buy one ticket will 
get a second one for free. 

On Tuesday 
nights, more 
than 150 com- 
munity members and 
university students gath- 
er here on campus to 
participate in The Vocal 
Community, this semes- 
ter's class that explores 
African-American choral 
and congregational tradi- 
tions. Taught by Ysaye 
Barnwell of the Grammy 
Award -winning a cappel- 
la ensemble Sweet Honey 
in the Rock, the course 
marks the first time that 
she has brought her 
"community sing" model 
to a university. 

Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center Cultural 
Participation Director 
Ruth Waalkes points out 
that the collaboration 
with Barnwell engages 
community and campus 
in new ways — something 
that is at the heart of the 
center's mission. 

"We have people from 
other arts institutions, 
government workers, fac- 
ulty from other universi- 
ties, acupuncturists, for- 
mer dancers, editors, 
church administrators. , . 
The sign-up list truly 
reflects the makeup of 
the Greater Washington 

Anne Collins, a psy- 
chologist in private prac- 
dce in the District, partic- 
ipates because of her 
deep respect for Ysaye 
Barnwell's teaching: "We 
come in tired and has- 
sled from work, traffic, 
children — some of us 

Premiere Memorializes AIDS Victims 

he world's largest community art 
project, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, 
is comprised of more than 44,000 
small panels — each of which pays trib- 
ute to a person lost to the disease. 

Due to its unwieldy stee, Inow the 
equivalent of 47 football fields,! the 
Nobel Peace Prize-nominated quilt has 
not been displayed in its entirety since 
1996 when it was stretched out across 
the National Mall. But a new work for 
chorus and band by composer Robert 
Maggio makes the quilt accessible 
again, reflecting the story of the proj- 
ect, the quilters who create the panels 
and those who it memorializes. 

"Quift Panels (for my love, for my 
grief, for my letting go)" will have its 
world premiere at the Ciarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center's Deketboum 
Concert Hall on World AIDS Day, Dec, 1 
at 8 p.m. Commissioned by the Lesbian 

and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. 
(LGCWI and DCs Different Drummers 
Symphonic Band through The Decern 
ber 1st Project, the work is both 
"incredibly universal and personal at 
the same time," as LGCW General 
Manager Jill Strachan observes. 

It begins with a poignant prologue, 
evoking first names of the dead, includ- 
ing those 36 loved ones whom mem- 
bers of the band and chorus have col- 
lectively lost to the disease. In addition 
to their musical tribute to the AIDS 
Memorial Quilt, members of the chorus 
and symphonic band are contributing 
actual quilt panels to the project!- Lov- 
ingly decorated with the names of 
those already lost, the 12' x 12' block 
they will submit also includes blank, 
white places left for the names of oth- 
ers who will succumb to the disease. 

The powerful program also includes 

the voices of the All Souls Jubilee 
singers, other works for band and cho- 
rus and remarks from the composer. 
Maggio's works have been performed 
by the Boston Pops, the Philadelphia 
Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony and 
the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln 
Center, among others. The American 
Academy of Arts and Letters notes that 
"Maggio does not fear being beautiful 
in his music, which is both grand yet 
reticent, tuneful yet tough, gorgeous in 
sound yet lean in method. More impor- 
tant, Maggio is blessed with thai 
ambiguous trait that can neither 
bought nor faked: the knack for quick- 
ening our pulse." 

The concert will be sign interpreted. 
Tickets are $30. $5 for students. For 
tickets, call (3011405.ARTS and for 
more information, visit www.clarice 

feeling nonmusical and tin 
eared. And somehow she 
works a miracle and we 
come to life as our better 
selves, singing, laughing. 
Within minutes we are 
entranced with her, the 
music and the sound of our 
collective voice." 

Barnwell's own powerful 
voice, with its range of 
more than three octaves, 
has been a pan of the inter- 
nationally acclaimed Sweet 
Honey in the Rock since 
1979. Having made more 
than 25 recordings with the 
group, she is also the 
founder of the All Souls 
Jubilee Singers. 

For more than 20 years, 
she has conducted "The 
Workshop: Building a Vocal 
Community-Singing in the 
African American Tradition" 
in the United States, Cana- 
da, Great Britain and Austra- 
lia. Teaching in the oral/ 
aural tradition, she explores 
musical forms such as calls, 
chants, spirituals, ring 
shouts, hymns, gospels, 
songs of resistance from 
freedom movements and 
other contemporary songs. 
She encourages participants 
to bring hand-held record- 
ing devices to help learn 
and pass on the songs, and 
poses questions to her stu- 
dents for discussion online. 

Students keep a journal 
about such topics as the 
role of music in their Jamtty 
and their spiritual, cultural 
and political development; 
and insights into African- 
American culture. 

The course will culmi- 
nate with the Dec. 9 con- 
cert "A Seasonal Celebration 
of Endings and Beginnings" 
in Dekelboum Concert Hall. 
Performed with Sweet 
Honey in the Rock, the pro- 
gram includes traditional 
and contemporary choral 
works in observance of 
Christmas and Kwanzaa. 
Tickets are $30, $25 and 
$20; $5 for students. For 
tickets, call (301) 405-ARTS, 
or visit www.claricesmith for more 

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

ciarice s mi dicen ter., 

Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 



NOVEMBER l8, 2003 

Between the Columns 


RVSC volunteer Marcia Kraft helps junior criminal justice major So 
Yoon Chung with an assignment. Kraft works at the Writing Center 
every Monday from noon until 3 p.m. 

Helping with the Fundamentals 

In 1974, Robert Coogail, 
director of freshman writ- 
ing, recognized that stu- 
dents enrolled in that class 
needed a place to discuss their 
writing as they "worked on 
assignments. He organized a 
writing center and staffed it 
with a graduate student and 
several undergraduate tutors. 

When the Professional Writ- 
ing program began in 1 980, a 
second writing center was 
formed using retirees recruit- 
ed through an article in The 
Washington Post. In 1982, 
these two were combined to 
create a single campus 
resource, the Writing Center. 
Since that time, Leigh Ryan has 
been its director. 

Each year, the Writing Cen- 
ter provides more than 7,000 
tutoring sessions for under- 
graduate students. It also 
offers workshops on writing 
for undergraduates, graduate 
students, and faculty. Ryan's 
current staff consists of two 
graduate student assistant 
directors, Lisa Zimmerelli and 
Elliot Wright; office manager 
Dawn Smith; 28 graduate and 
undergraduate tutors and 17 
interns, who are taking an 
accredited course on how to 
become an effective tutor. 
Four members of the 

Retired Volunteer Service 
Corps (RVSC) also tutor in the 
Writing Center; Allen Bowers, 
who has been there since 
1 980; Nancy Smith, a 10-year 
veteran; and Barbara Lewis and 
Marcia Kraft, both of whom 
joined the staff during the past 
year. In addition to their dedi- 
cation to good writing, these 
retired tutors add many years 
of practical writing experi- 
ence to the mix. As a former 
tutor for five years before 
assuming the job of RVSC 
coordinator, yours truly can 
attest to the feeling of satisfac- 
tion one receives from helping 
students with their writing 
assignment. Many were the 
times when I wished such a 
resource had been available 
when I was a struggling 
undergraduate English major. 
The Writing Center would 
be delighted to have more sen- 
ior volunteers join their staff. 
Some knowledge of English 
grammar, syntax and punctua- 
tion is helpful, but there are 
valuable references in the 
Writing Center library. Those 
interested should contact 
Ryan at (301) 405-3786 or the 
RVSC office at (301) 2264750 
for more information. 

—Jed CoIIard, 
RVSC Coordinator 

Dean's College Report Available 


dward Montgomery, dean of the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences, extols his college's achievement and out- 
lines plans for the future in his State of the College report. 
It can be found at 

He gives former Dean Irv Goldstein praise for the school's suc- 
ces: "He left behind an energetic and world-class faculty, a 
wealth of cutting-edge research projects, an experienced and 
dedicated staff, and an extremely bright group of students." 

Promoting Student Success 


Success 2003 Luncheon speaker Gumecindo Salas, far left, waits to be introduced 
by Carolina Rojas-Balir, assistant director for student advancement with the 
Office for Multiethnic Student Education (OMSE) . Also on the dias are, from left, 
Patricia Thomas, OMSE assistant director for scholarship and achievement and confer- 
ence chair; Provost William Desder and Holly Ulmer, United Ministries chaplain. 

Donnelly: Viewed Co-Workers as Family 

Continued from page 1 

went to Donnelly and said he needed the football 
players to gain 36-42 pounds. "He came to me and 
said if you can put the weight on [the players] , I'll 
get them in shape." Donnelly was placed in 
charge of the training table for the football team 
and he did just as Coach Friedgen requested. For 
his efforts he was presented with two rings, one 
for theTerrapins ACC championship and one for 
the Peach Bowl. Now he writes menus for value 
meals and runs the kosher kitchen at the Jewish 
center, Hillel. 

While all these accolades are quite impressive, 
it is his character and work ethic that defines 
him. Donnelly grew up in a rough neighborhood 
in Boston and, after losing his father when he was 
8, was forced to learn to support himself. He built 
a strong sense of responsibility for himself and 
his family Family is quite possibly the most im- 
portant factor in Donnelly's life. 

Standing in his office you'll undoubtedly see 
five or six of his 20 or so awards and plaques, but 
you'll have to move the pictures of his family to 
read them. Which explains why he loves his work 
so much. He doesn't see his nine to five life as a 
job, but rather a second family. And not surpris- 
ingly, his co-workers value him just the same. 
Thinking of what she will miss most after Don- 
nelly's departure, "his stories," says Karen Mackey 
with a laugh. "And the shine he brings to the 
office. He's a sweet man.'' 

Ask anyone in the office and you will start to 
notice a trend. "He's always quick to say hello. I'll 
miss his liveliness and friendliness," says Denise 
Jimenez. Everyone will tell you about his energy 
and happiness. In the same way, he feels a deep 
connection with the students at the university. He 
is very hands-on in the dining hall and his num- 
ber one priority is "the student coming through 
the front door." 

While he works in the offices, he is often found 
in the dining hall serving the students. He loves 
to be out and about, right in the middle of the 
action. Donnelly thinks it is important to estab- 
lish a relationship with those he serves and those 
he employs, and he loves to help. He employs 
many women with families and he works with 
the Association of Retarded Citizens by employ- 
ing people with disabilities, who otherwise might 
not be able to find work 

Now that he is retiring what will he do every- 
day? "More golf," he says with a smile, "and I'll 

have more time with my grandchildren."You will 
quickly realize that what he is most proud of are 
his nine grandchildren. Going to their sporting 
events and other activities is going to dominate 
his retirement. Of course, it is not that simple, 
though. Now that he has the time to do whatever 
he always wanted, he's decided to go do what he 
always has; put others before himself. Soon he 
will begin working at a new Catholic family 
youth center running the catering and dinner the- 
ater. He is going to continue his charity work 
with the Knights of Columbus, giving back to the 

Donnelly leaves the university hoping that over 
the years the people he has worked with have 
picked something up from him. He wants to be 
remembered as a man who "helped the college 
kids" and was a "fair person" no matter who he 
was dealing with. In essence, he hopes that the 
people he has touched will remember him when 
in a bind and think, "What would Larry Donnelly 
do?" and in true fashion they will do just that; 
help others in need, work hard and care for all. 

— Zachary Brandt, 
freshman journalism major 

Making a Better World 

An international civil society will 
base its North American chapter in 
College Park. To mark the occasion, 
the Club of Budapest's founder and presi^' 
dent, Ervin Laszlo, will speak on Nov. 19 at 
8 p.m. at the Inn and Conference Center. 

The organization includes honorary 
members such as the Dali Lama, Kofi 
Annan and Desmond Tutu. The event is 
sponsored by the Office of International 
Programs and the Baha'i Chair for World 

Laszlo will present his report "You Can 
Change The World," which carries the mes- 
sage that the future's design is in the hands 
of individuals. 

The society will be independent from the 
university, but will draw on its resources. 
For more information, call (301) 314-7714. 


STAND: Bringing Minorities into Math, Science Fields 

Continued from page 1 

results of what STAND can do, 
but in planting the seeds. ..the 
number of women will be up 
in those fields. The number of 
minorities will be up in those 
fields. They will be making a 

STAND is a math and science 
year-round experience for stu- 
dents of all ages and levels. The 
program's highlights include 
summer camps and institutes, a 
science and technology festi- 
val—jointly planned with the 
Center for Minorities in Sci- 
ence and Engineering, monthly 
professional leadership and 
development training and 

STAND participants Layton 
Johnson and Rasheedat Sahecd 
have been involved in Provid- 
ing Research, Internship and 
Mentoring/Outreach Experi- 
ences (PRIME) scholarships 
and Student Community for 
Outreach, Retention and Excel- 
lence (SCORE) for the past two 

"SCORE has given me many 
values and experiences that are 
part of the intangible values 
that make a person who they 
are," Johnson says. "With a sup- 
port system such as this, per- 
haps the attrition rate of under- 
represented students within 
the college [can be lowered]." 
Johnson said Carter's enthusi- 
asm and dedication to the pro- 
gram spills over to the stu- 
dents. "To our delight, Mrs. 
Carter took over without a 
hitch and has grown STAND to 
become the powerhouse 
organization it is today," he said. 

Johnson, SCORE'S vice presi- 
dent and a PRIME scholarship 
recipient, met Saheed in one of 
his first computer science 
classes. One of three minorities 
in the class, she is a fellow 
SCORE officer. Being a black 
woman in the field of comput- 
er science meant looking 
around junior- and sophomore- 
level courses and seeing no 
diversity of race and sex, 
Saheed said 

"It was very important to me 
to be able to look around my 
classrooms and not feel isolat- 
ed," said Saheed , a SCORE treas- 
urer, who wants to mentor 
high school students in the 
program. "It's great to be able 

addition to this staff," he says. 
"We've known for a long time, 
decades, that we have a prob- 
lem attracting minorities, 
including women into the sci- 
ences. This was a no-brainer for 
the college to try and do." 

for the significant progress it 
has made for women on cam- 
pus. NASA-Goddard, which 
funds several of the personnel 
and operational activities of the 
program and Verizon, which 
awards several scholarships to 


Joelle Carter, third from left, beams after winning the American Association of University Women's Progress in 
Equity Award for her program to improve minority presence in the sciences and mathematics. On hand for the 
ceremony were, from left, Provost Bill Destler, College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dean 
Stephen Halperin and Jacqueline E. Woods, executive director of the association. 

to look at students who are 
now where you were once and 
offer them advice that can help 
to steer them away from mis- 
takes or towards opportunities 
that you may have missed." 

CMPS Dean Stephen 
Halperin calls STAND "a fantas- 
tic national model," because the 
college is ranked high among 
public and private universities 
nationwide and is seated in a 
geographically diverse location, 
making it the school of choice 
for female and minority stu- 
dents. In her one year in the 
position, Halperin says Carter 
has shaped the program and 
met all his expectations, 

"She's incredible, a great 

Carter said her vision also 
includes the help of two other 
full-time staff members and a 
community or corporate advi- 
sory board. "Identifying grants 
and funds, that is really a single 
job in itself, but with a start-up 
you have to just go for it," she 
says. "I see so many things that 
could be a priority, but 1 have 
to do the trench work." 

Carter said she was attracted 
to the position because it had 
no template, and had the ele- 
ments of fundraising and grant- 
writing Last Tuesday the pro- 
gram was awarded a $ 1 0,000 
stipend from the American 
Association of University 
Women Legal Advocacy Fund, 

the program's participants, are 
two of several STAND benefici- 
aries. Carter says she combs 
the Internet and Networks fre- 
quently for other grant and 
funding opportunities. 

"When you do put resources 
together you can make so 
much happen. It pays to be a 
campus citizen. connect 
with people here and all of that 
has impacted our students and 
you see them succeed," she 
says. "You see the payoff in peo- 
ple, even if you impact a cou- 
ple students at a time." 

For more information about 
STAND, visit www.cmps.umd. 
ed u/unde rgraduate/stand . 

CIDCM: Awarded for Work on International Peace 

Continued from page t 

der by religious strife, bigotry and preju- 
dice," people still want to work together, 
the essence of the center. 

"Nothing could be more gratifying," says 
Bushrui of both his work and the honor. 
"It is the most prestigious national and 
international award." 

The center, under the direction of 
Jonathan WUkenfeld, operates in three core 
areas: conflict resolution training, Partners 
in Conflict and the role of information 
technology in development. It is also 
home to both the Baha'i Chair and the 
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Develop- 
ment that is held by ShibleyTelhami. 

LInder the conflict resolution umbrella 
comes several initiatives such as a large 
collection of conflict research datasets on 
several topics, such as minorities at risk, 
democracy, international crises and failed 
states. * 

Partners in Conflict puts parties face-to- 

face to reach resolutions. One example is 
CIDCM's work in Lebanon, where they 
continue interventions begun by the cen- 
ter in the mid-1980s when Bushrui was 
senior cultural advisor to the country's 
president. There are also two CIDCM staff 
members in Lesotho and a few doing envi- 
ronmental work in the Galapagos Islands 
with fishermen and aquaculture compa- 

Wakefield says the third core area 
explores how the center has become a 
leader in the study of the potential of new 
information and communications tech- 
nologies as tools to transform conflictual 

When describing how the center works, 
Bushrui paraphrases a poet who writes of 
drawing a circle that draws everybody in. 
Students and scholars from several disci- 
plines, though mainly from political sci- 
ence, come to CIDCM to study both policy 

and intercultural harmony. 

Bushrui teaches one course on the spiri- 
tual heritage of the human race and anoth- 
er on Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese-Ameri- 
can poet known best for his work "The 
Prophet." Bushrui, who also oversees sever- 
al independent study students, believes 
that Gibran's writings on interfaith under- 
standing set the path for resolution work. 
The professor, who will retire from the 
Baha'i chair in December 2004, Stresses 
that his work is less about religion and 
more about cultural understanding. 

"It is not religious indoctrination; this is 
really cultural integration. It is as Gibran 
says, You are my brother and I love you; I 
love you at prayer in your mosque, at wor- 
ship in your temple, at your devotions in 
your church; for you and I are the sons of 
one religion-the spirit.' We have to bring 
the religions together. There will be no 
peace without it." 

Questioning the 
Validity of War 

Is war necessary? Are there 
no alternatives? When is 
war justified? These ques- 
tions have been raised 
about most wars and especially 
about the country's current 
involvement in Iraq. 

Interestingly, these same 
questions are raised about the 
first war described in the Bible. 
In Genesis, chapter 14, one can 
read about four kings from 
Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) led 
by Chedorlaomer. who descend- 
ed ruthlessly into the valley of 
Siddim (now called the Dead 
Sea area of Israel and Jordan), in 
order to pillage and destroy. 
Abram (later renamed Abraham) 
lived in the hills above this val- 
ley and was not initially 
involved. However, when he 
learned that his kinsman Lot 
(who did live in the valley), was 
taken captive, he mustered his 
men, and in a surprise attack 
routed Chedorlaomer's forces. 
This first biblical account of 
war takes only a few minutes to 
read, but one may want to 
pause and consider: 

* Abram, himself, was not in 
imminent danger, 

■ Abram did not offer to nego- 
tiate before resorting to war. 

• Abram could not have been 
fully informed about Chedor- 
laomer's intentions, and may 
have misjudged them. 

Beyond that, a close reading 
suggests that Abram may have 
feared that in the future he 
might also fall victim to a simi- 
lar attack by Chedorlaomer. If 
so, Abram fought what would 
now be called a preemptive 

Any admiration for Abram as a 
patriarchal figure may cloud an 
objective evaluation of this bib- 
lical war. Scholars would like to 
believe that he did the right 
thing. The fact that his cam- 
paign was successful, and that 
the area was rid of a ruthless 
tyrant may add to that convic- 
tion. But Biblical commentators 
have noted weaknesses in such 
arguments. Bloodshed might 
have been avoided. 

The key to Abram's successful 
campaign was surprise. While 
Chedorlaomer returned along 
the east side of the Jordan Val- 
ley, Abram pursued him (out of 
sight), west of the Jordan. 
Abram must have understood 
that he might never again have 
an advantage of surprise, and 
this factor may have influenced 
his decision to wage war when 
he did. 

The full paper exploring this 
topic can be found in the peri- 
odical section of McKeldin 
Library in The Jewish Bible 
Quarterly, Vol. 31:3, 2003, pages 
167-173. Or it can be requested 
by sending a note to hb24@, 

— Harold Brodsky, 

Department of Geography, 

and an affiliate of the Meyerhoff" 

Center for Jewish Studies 

NOVEMBER I 8 , 2003 

Student Affairs Rethinking 
Boundaries And Access for Students 

For the past four decades, 
where a student lives, 
more than probably any other 
single factor, has defined the 
parameters of his or her 
experience at the university. 
But a new report completed 
this fall by the Division of Stu- 
dent Affairs suggests it does- 
n't have to be that way. 

'Rethinking Boundaries," a 
comprehensive visioning doc- 
ument developed over 18 
months, invites the campus to 
explore the possibilities of 
eliminating the barriers that 
limit student involvement and 
identification with the univer- 
sity. The report proposes that 
"all students, regardless of res- 
idence, should have equitable 
access to university services, 
programs and resources." It 
envisions an integrated 
approach to providing hous- 
ing, transportation and Web- 
based information that helps 
students better evaluate their 
options and make the deci- 
sions that best meet their 
long-term goals. 

Linda Clement, vice presi- 
dent for student affairs, says 
the expansion of partnership 
housing developments adja- 
cent to campus has foreshad- 
owed the concept of extend- 
ing access to campus 
resources to students living 
beyond the formal borders of 
the campus. 

"Already, the traditional def- 
initions of a residential stu- 
dent and a commuter student 
don't seem to fit anymore," 
saysClement.-Students in 
University Courtyard are con- 
nected to the aim pus Ether- 
net and phone systems but 
they have a commuter park- 
ing permit. We have thou- 
sands more students living in 
close proximity to the univer- 
sity than in the past, and 
there should be no barriers 
hindering their engagement 
in the life of the campus." 

Clement says that, typically, 
students who are more 
engaged in the campus have 
a higher satisfaction with 
their college experience, do 
better academically, graduate 
more quickly and have 
stronger alumni affiliations. 

"What we're hoping to do 
is create stronger connec- 
tions with more students," 
says Clement, "connections 
that would be enhanced by a 
comprehensive access system 
that will help them navigate 
the complex organization of 
the university to find what 
they require to meet their 
needs and achieve their 

The centerpiece of the 
"Rethinking Boundaries" is a 
proposed comprehensive 
gateway to information called 
Student Central that could 
possibly be accessed through 
a new customizable Internet 
portal that would provide 
broad access to the full range 
of university services. 

Both a physical and a virtu- 

al space. Student Central 
would link students to infor- 
mation about all of the vari- 
ous housing and transporta- 
tion options available at the 
university and in the commu- 
nity. It would prompt stu- 
dents to consider their needs 
and objectives and also strait- 
gize ways to have the college 
experience they want. 

"Instead of the first ques- 
tion students face after admis- 
sion being where do you 
want to live?' it should be 
'what do you want to do,'" 
says Richard Stimpson, assis- 
tant vice president for stu- 
dent affairs and a member of 
the committee that devel- 
oped the report. "Students 
should consider, for example, 
how their housing choice 
will affect their ability to 
work, volunteer or intern off 
campus and what options are 
available to best meet their 

To help assure an optimal 
pool of housing in close prox- 
imity to the campus, the 
report calls for the creation 
of a zone of influence in 
which the university would 
work with landlords, properry 
owners and developers to 
enhance the reside ndal land- 
scape. At the same time, stu- 
dents living in these zones of 
influence could have access 
to telephone, voicemail and 
email services through a uni- 
versity agreement and be 
connected as virtual commu- 
nities, grouped by zip code, 
with news or chat groups. 

A similar proactive collabo- 
ration with regional trans- 
portation providers is also 
envisioned with things like 
coordinated schedules and 
stop locations for Shuttle UM 
and Metrobus as well as advo- 
cacy for expanding trans- 
portation options. Enhance- 
ment of the campus shuttie 
system is also proposed, 

Clement says many of the 
changes proposed by the 
plan call for a different kind 
of working relationship 
between student services 
departments on campus that 
acknowledges just how inter- 
dependent they are. "It is real- 
ty a paradigm shift to a more 
student-centered approach to 
sharing information that will 
require the creative input and 
engagement of everyone who 
provides student services," 
she said. 

Input is now being gath- 
ered as the report is shared 
with departments and indi- 
viduals throughout the Divi- 
sion of Student Affairs. 
Clement said lots of new 
ideas are being put forward 
as staff members consider 
possible first steps to advance 
the philosophical ideas of the 

Others Interested in know- 
ing more about "Rethinking 
Boundaries" should contact 
the Student Affairs office at 

IRIS's Cadwell and CIDCM's Wilkenfeld 
Receive International Awards 

In recognition of their sig- 
nificant contributions to 
development of interna- 
tional programs and inter- 
national life at the university, 
Charles Cadwell and Jonathan 
Wilkenfeld will receive the Dis- 
tinguished International Service 
and Landmark awards, respec- 

At the 2005 International 
Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 
held during International Educa- 
tion Week, President Dan Mote 
will present the international 
service Award to and Provost 
William W. Destler will present 
the Landmark Award t. 

Cadwell is director and princi- 
pal investigator at the Center for 
Institutional Reform and the 
Informal Sector (IRIS) at the uni- 
versity. With Distinguished Uni- 
versity Professor Mancur Olson, 
he established IRIS in 1990, 
becoming its director in 1998 
after Olson's death. He has rep- 
resented IRIS around the globe 
in research, technical assistance, 
and reform activities, and has 
helped the organization obtain 
approximately $ 1 50 million in 

"We are a team at IRIS.The 
good work that goes on is from 
lots of people working long 
hours here and overseas," says 
Cadwell. He adds that he would 
like to challenge the campus 
create more collaborations. 
"How can we more effectively 
integrate these resources?" 

A lawyer, Cadwell has more 
than 25 years of experience in 
economic reform, research, and 
management. Prior to joining 
Maryland, he worked on 
research and economic reform 
activities in both the private and 
public sectors, for agencies such 
as the White House Office of 
Consumer Affairs and the U.S. 
Small Business 

Administration. Cadwell says he 
and center are involved in "cut- 
ting edge" work with fragile and 
failed states, creating better tools 
for assessing corruption and 
measuring poverty's impact on 
development programs. "We're 
paying attention to key barriers 
to aid effectiveness... billions is 
spent on reform." He has been 
deeply involved in programs in 
economic liberalization in 


Charles Cadwell, (left) director and principal investigator at the Center for 
Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld, 
director of the Center for for International Development and Conflict 
Management, will be recognized for their timely work. 

Nepal, commercial law reform in 
Russia and regulatory relief in 
Romania. He has both conduct- 
ed and managed specific 
research and technical assis- 
tance projects in the areas of tax 
reform, credit market operation, 
legal reform and government 

Cadwell edited and complet- 
ed Mancur Olson's manuscript 
of "Power and Prosperity," which 
has since become widely recog- 
nized as a major contribution to 
the literature on institutions and 
economics. His most recent pub- 
lication is "Market Augmenting 
Government," edited with IRIS's 

Wilkenfeld is professor in the 
Department of Government and 
Politics and director of the Cen- 
ter for International Develop- 
ment and Conflict Management 
(CIDCM) at the university. He is 
also an affiliate faculty member 
at the campus" Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies. 

Starting in 1 969 as an assistant 
professor, Wilkenfeld has spent 
his entire career at Maryland 
(with the exception of a three- 
year period in the late 1970s 
when he was a visiting professor 
at Hebrew University). He 
served as chair of the Depart- 
ment of Government and Poli- 
tics for 1 2 years before being 
appointed CIDCM's director in 
2002. He has been instrumental 
in forging important research 
and instructional links between 
Maryland and key academic 
institutions in Israel, Chile, 

Argentina, China and Taiwan. 

Since 1 977, Wilkenfeld has 
served as co-director of the 
International Crisis Behavior 
Project, a cross-national study of 
international crises in the 20th 
century. In 1981 , he founded the 
Internationa] Communications 
and Negotiations Simulations 
(ICONS) Project, a foreign policy 
simulation project that has 
reached students in hundreds of 
universities and high schools. 

Wilkenfeld is the author of 
seven books and almost 1 00 arti- 
cles and chapters, most focusing 
on international conflict and cri- 
sis, foreign policy decision-mak- 
ing, experimental and simulation 
techniques in political science, 
and the role of third-party medi- 
ation in international disputes. 
His most recent books include 
"Negotiating a Complex World: 
An Introduction to International 
Negotiation," co-authored with 
Brigid Starkey and Mark Boyer; 
and "A Study of Crisis," co- 
authored with Michael Brecher. 
In 2004, he will be awarded the 
International Studies Associa- 
tion's Foreign Policy Section's 
Distinguished Scholar Award. 

The International Programs 
Strategy Group, based on nomi- 
nations by peers, chooses the 
recipients of the Distinguished 
International Service and Land- 
mark Awards. The deadline for 
nominations is typically in early 
summer. A call for nominations 
for the 2004 awards will appear 
in Maryland International during 
the spring 2004 semester. 

Archaeology: In Eastport, a Shared History 

Continued jrotn page 1 

with room for property owners 
of both races, archaeologists 
wanted to know the differences 
between property owning wage 
earners who were white and 
black. What opportunities were 
available in terms of how people 
lived, worked and raised fami- 
lies? How did people take advan- 
tage of those opportunities, and 
who was denied those opportu 

Archaeologists have found 
that Eastport residents, whether 
or not they owned their homes, 
shared access to common water 
sources, and were able to con- 

trol their own livelihoods. Many 
worked in Annapolis, or at the 
U.S. Naval Academy, but proximi- 
ty to the water allowed for self- 
employment as well, as water- 
men, boat builders and so on. 
Skilled tradesmen, such as car- 
penters, painters and builders, 
are another example, as are the 
many small groceries that exist- 
ed in the neighborhood. 

The area also resisted use of 
the city's utility system, not 
because people were poor, but 
because they wanted to remain 
independent. They wanted to 
remain free of the tax system 

that would have affected their 
ability to own properties when 
their incomes were limited. 
Modern services, imposed by 
the city or county government, 
diminished their ability to make 
decisions about how their 
resources should be invested. As 
a result, shared wells survived 
after the neighborhood was pro- 
vided with city water, outhouses 
were still in use after sewers 
were introduced in the ] 930s, 
and the same might be said of 
gas and electric service. 

See ARCHAEOLOGY, page 7 



Cross-campus Groups Explore Funding, Efficiency Modeb 

Putting actions behind his 
words, President Dan Mote 
formed six task groups to 
address areas critical to the 
university's growing need for better 
funding and resource efficiency. 

During his state of the campus 
address in September, Mote spoke 
of exploring ways the university 
could continue to offer a high-quali- 
ty education in light of state fund- 
ing decreases. He urged the campus 
community to help him generate 
ideas toward that end. 

"We need to work with key cam- 
pus constituencies to explore ideas 
for operational and funding chan- 
ges; create an even greater entrepre- 
neurial spirit and action on campus; 
create new incentives for people 
and units to increase both state and 
non-state funding and to implement 
efficiency efforts," he said. 

The six task groups established to 
address these issues are: financial 
models; administration: incentives, 
efficiencies and effectiveness; aca- 
demic: incentives, efficiencies and 
effectiveness, undergraduate gradua- 
tion rate-success rate; graduate stu- 
dent success and support; and 

"These groups will propose ideas, 
not set policy," says Ann Wylie, assis- 
tant president and chief of staff and 
chair of the financial models task 
group. She adds that there are "no 
simple answers or obvious solutions." 

However, Wylie acknowledges, 
"just sitting there and complaining 
will not get us any more money" 

The groups meet every two 
weeks and members have assign- 
ments that include getting an edu- 
cation on how the university runs. 
They also observe peer institutions. 
Wylie's group, for example, looks at 
how much peer institutions spend 
per student, "and figure out how 
can we get that. We can't raise 
tuition endlessly," says Wylie. "We 
have to increase revenue without 
increasing rates." 

Each group will come up with a 
set of realistic possibilities and pres- 
ent them to the campus senate and 
the campus community. 

Future issues of Outlook Online 
will feature updates on each 
group's progress. 

Task Groups 

1 . Financial models - includes funds 
needed and tuition models. This 
group will undertake to model the 
funds needed for operation of high 
quality programs that will be derived 
from state general fund, tuition and 
other funds. The model should con- 
sider tuition discounting for financial 
aid and tuition scholarships when 
determining funds generated by should permit comparison 
of undergraduate and graduate tui- 
tion and mandatory fees at Maryland 
with those at our peer and other 
mid-Atlantic universities, and use 
the state funding guidelines for the 
level of funding needed per student. 

Aim Wylie chair 
Bill Span n . associate vice 
president. Office of Institutional 
Research and Planning 
Julie Phelps, assistant vice presi- 
dent, Office of the Comptroller 
Dan Cronln, assistant dean for 
undergraduate studies 
Dennis O'Connor, vice president 

and dean for research and graduate 

Barbara Gill, director, 
undergraduate admissions 
Malilon Straszheim, chair, 
Department of Economics 
John Blair, director, VPAA- 
Co mptroUer-Administration 
Frank Valines, associate director, 
Office of Student Financial Aid 
Seth Zonies, student representative 

2. Administration: Incentives, Effi- 
ciencies and Effectiveness -The 
task group will seek broadly consid- 
ered incentives and efficiencies for 
units and individuals in administra- 
tive operations that can lead to re- 
duced cost and improved services. 

John Porcari, chair, vice president 

for administrative affairs 

Norma AUewell, dean, College of 

Life Sciences 

Linda Clement, vice president for 

student affairs 

Joel Cohen, professor, mathematics 

Steve Halperin, dean, College of 

Computer, Mathematical and 

Physical Sciences 

Ed Montgomery, dean, College of 

Behavioral and Social Sciences 

Larry Leckonby, associate 

director, PRES-ICA-Director's 


Carolyn Trimble, associate 

director, University Human 

Resources student representative 

3. Academic Incentives, Efficiencies 
and Effectiveness - The task group 
will seek opportunities in academic 
operations that can be realized 
through use of incentives and effi- 
ciencies. These incentives can be 
for individuals or units, individually 
or collectively and they may 
enhance program effectiveness, 
broaden the reach of programs, use 
the facilities more effectively and 
enhance the educational experi- 
ence of our students. Better align- 
ment of individual goals with uni- 
versity goals is desirable. 

Bill Destler, chair, provost 
Narlman Farvardin, dean, College 
of Engineering 

Howard Frank dean, Robert H. 
Smith School of Business 
Jim Harris, dean, College of Arts 
and Humanities 

Pat Mielke, assistant vice president 
for academic affairs 
Edna Szymanski. dean, College of 

Thomas Kunkel, dean, Philip 
Merrill College of Journalism 
Judith Broida, dean and associate 
provost, Office of Continuing and 
Extended Education 
Mark Henderson, interim vice 
president and CIO, Office of 
Information Technology 
Art Popper, professor, biology 
Bill McLean, associate vice 
president for academic affairs 
Vic Korenman, professor and 
associate provost 
Kelley Harris, student represen- 

4. Undergraduate Graduation Rate, 
Success Rate - The task group will 
examine how to increase the rate of 
graduation to reduce the cost per 
student degree. The group should 
examine methods to increase the 
success rate of degree program stu- 
dents to ensure graduation within 

six years and preferably sooner. The 
group should consider the maxi- 
mum subsidy the state should be 
expected to provide for an individ- 
ual resident student through in-state 
tuition benefits. 

Donna Hamilton, chair, interim 

associate provost for academic 

affairs and dean for undergraduate 


Andrea Levy, associate vice 

president for academic affairs 

Scott Wolpert, associate dean, 

College of Computer, Mathematical 

and Physical Sciences 

Kathy Beardsley, associate dean, 

College of Behavioral and Social 


Bob I nfantino. associate dean, 

College of Life Sciences 

Rob Waters, associate vice 

president and special assistant to 

the president 

Lisa Kiery, assistant dean for 

undergraduate studies 

Chris Ader , student representative 

5. Graduate Student Success and 
Support - The task group will make 
recommendations for specific poli- 
cies and practices regarding gradu- 
ate student success, support and 
costs/revenues that will bring the 
university in line with best practices. 

Dennis O'Connor, chair 

Irwin Forseth, associate professor, 


Peter Carruthers, professor and 

chair, philosophy 

Judith Paterson, associate 

professor, journalism 

Irwin Morris, associate professor, 

government and politics 

Jonathan Rosenberg, professor 

and associate chair, mathematics 

Meg Forbes Pearson, graduate 


Elizabeth Anne Hays, graduate 


6. Fundraising -The task group will 
plan for a major, five-to-seven-year 
private fund raising campaign to 
begin its quiet phase in fall 2004. 
The campaign should have a com- 
prehensive scope, span the entire 
campus and embrace all private gift 
fundraising that takes place over 
the campaign period. A principal 
goal should include need-based 
scholarships and fellowships. 

Brodle Remington, chair, vice 
president for university relations 
Bruce Dearstyne, acting dean, 
College of Information Studies 
Susie Farr, executive director, Cla- 
rice Smith Performing Arts Center 
Jacques Gansler, acting dean, 
School of Public Affairs 
Bruce Gardner, acting dean, 
College of Agriculture and Natural 

Robert Gold, dean, College of 
Health and Human Performance 
Steven Hurtt . dean, School of Archi- 
tecture, Planning, and Preservation 
Charles Lowry, dean of libraries 
Debbie Yow, director of athletics 
Narlman Favardin 
Thomas Kunkel 
Norma Allewell 
Howard Frank 
Steve Halperin 
Donna Hamilton 
Jim Harris 
Ed Montgomery 
Edna Szymanski 

Book Bag 

Tin' U.-v Jri'iil i itnfli 

The Resilient Family 

Paul Power, professor 
emeritus of counseling 

(Sorin Books, Notre 
Dame, Ind., ) 

Helps families with ill or 
disabled children thrive. A 
good resource for families 
and professionals. 

Poverty In Amerii i 

John Iceland, Departi ient of Sociology 

(University of Californt; Press, 2003) 

John Iceland provides I comprehensive picture of 
poverty in America. Why does poverty remain so 
pervasive? Is it unavoidable? Are people from par- 
ticular racial or ethnic backgrounds or family types 
more likely to be poor? What can we expect over 
the next few years? Addressing these and other 
questions, this book shows how poverty is meas- 
ured and understood and how poverty has changed 
over time as well as how public policies have grap- 
pled with poverty as a political issue and an eco- 
nomic reality. 

Family and Child 
Weil-Being after 
Welfare Reform 

Douglas J. Besharov, edi- 
tor, professor. School of 
Public Affairs 

(Transaction Publishers, 
July 2003) 

Explores how low- 
income children and their 
families are faring in the 
wake of recent welfare 
reforms, contributors include leading social re- 
searchers from around the United States. 

Messman Chronicles 

African-Americans in the U.S. Navy, 1932-1943 
Richard E. Miller, industrial hygienist, Department 

of Environmental Safety 
(Naval Institute, Annapolis, December 2003) 
Tells the story of those thousands of unheralded 

sailors of African descent who served in frontline 

combat with fellow "messmen" of Filipino, Gua- 

manian, and Chinese ancestry. 


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One house that was examined, at 127 Chester 
Avenue, was home to an African- American preacher 
simultaneously ministering to three Methodist Epis- 
copal congregations close by. Students dug this 
property and discovered bottles, medicines and food 
containers of nationally advertised brands. The finds 
can be interpreted as an example of African-Ameri- 
can purchasing power in the neighborhood. The 
minister was likely following the lead of black intel- 
lectuals like W. E. B. DuBois, who urged people of 
African descent to use their purchasing power local- 
ly and to guarantee the quality of what was sold to 
them by asking for products that guaranteed price, 
quality and quantity. It is anticipated that the prod- 
ucts people consumed will provide an important 
contrast between black and white homes that have 
been excavated, and one that is interpretable along 
these lines. 

The Department of Archeology will return to East- 
port next summer. Students interested in being a 
part of the dig team should get in touch with 
Matthew Palus at 

— By Mark Leone, professor. Department of 

Anthropology, and Matdiew Palus, lecturer, 

assistant director of the field school 

NOVEMBER l8, 2003 




China's Revolution in 
Information and 

The Information and Telecommu- 
nications Revolution is nowhere 
stronger than in China. Three 
experts will discuss trends in infor- 
mation and telecommunications 
industry and policy in China, on 
Nov. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 2203 
Art/Sociology Building. 

Featured speakers include Pro- 
fessor Zhou Qiren, Beijing Univer- 
sity (currently a visiting professor 
at Yale Law School); with commen- 
tary by Anne Stevenson-Yang, 
Director, United States Information 
Technology Organization (Beijing); 
Professor Kenneth DeWOskin. 
emeritus professor, University of 
Michigan and partner. Price wa re r- 
houseCoopers, Beijing, 

For more information, contact 
Margaret Pearson at (301) 405- 
0423 or, 
or visit 

IGCA Forum: Educational 
Reform in China 

Deborah Cai, Department of Com- 
munication, will chair the Institute 
for Global Chinese Affairs' forum 
on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 
p.m. in 0105 St. Mary's Hall. Speak- 
er jing Lin, Department of Educa- 
tion Policy and Leadership, will 
present "Higher Education in 
China and the Beijing University 
Reform Debate." Yiqun Zhang, First 
Secretary, Education Section, Chi- 
nese Embassy to the U.S., will com- 
ment on "Educational Reform and 
Development in China." 

The event is pan of Internation- 
al Education Week: www.intprog. For more 
information, contact the IGCA at 5- 
0208 or LZ45@umail.umd. edu,or 
visit www.inform.umd. edu/igca. 

The Death Penalty: For and 

The Department of Philosophy 
and the First Year Book Program 
present a forum on the death 
penalty. Christopher Morris 
(Department of Philosophy) and 
Paul Rosenzweig of the Heritage 
Foundation will defend the death 
penalty; Mark Graber (Department 
of Goverment and Politics) and 
Judith Lichtenberg (Department of 
Philosophy) will speak against it; 
Samuel Kerstein (Department of 
Philosophy) will moderate. 

The event will take place Thurs- 
day, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 
1101 Ty dings Hall. For more infor- 
mation, contact Judith Lichtenberg 
at (301) 405-4755 or 

Health Insurance Open 

The State's Health Insurance Open 
Enrollment period for eligible 
employees is Nov. 1 7 to Dec. 5. 
Employees will be receiving infor- 
mation packets from their depart- 
mental benefits coordinators prior 
to the beginning of open enroll- 

For more information, contact 
the Department of University 

Exhibit Honors Korean American Centennial 

In honor of the Korean American Centennial, the Union Gallery presents "Portrait ofYou," 
the work ofjinchul Khn (above), an artist and assistant professor of art at Salisbury State 
University. The exhibition includes about 20 of his latest drawings and paintings, which 
depict contemporary traditional still lifes and portraiture. The highlight of the exhibition is 
Kim's commemorative portrait of Perm Su. the first Korean graduate of an American university 
and a University of Maryland alum ('91). When the exhibition closes in the Union Gallery, it 
will be permanently displayed in the Penn Su conference room of the Stamp Student Union. "A 
Portrait ofYou" runs until Dec, 18. Admission is free. For more information call (301) 314-ARTS 
or visit 

Human Resources, Employee Bene- 
fits Office at (301) 405-5654. For 
more information contact Janice 
Smith at (301) 405-5654 or or visit 

Exploring Memory 

The Department of Communica- 
tion 14th Annual Colloquium 
Series presents"AVisualTurn in 
Memory Studies: Interpreting 
Iconography and Space," a talk by 
Ekaterina Haskins of Boston Col- 
lege on Dec. 12 at noon. It will be 
held in 0200 Skinner. 

For more information, contact 
Laura Witz at (301) 405-6530, or, or go to 
www. co mm . umd . edu . 

Maryland Festival 

The Golf Course presents its annu- 
al Maryland Festival on Nov. 21 at 
6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a 
fabulous culinary buffet featuring: 
Maryland fried chicken, Maryland 
pit beef (carved to order), 
Southern Maryland ham, oyster 
fritters, crab cakes, steamed 
shrimp, Mulligan's salad, cheese, 
fruit and soup bar, Maryland crab 
soup, coleslaw, hush puppies, 
fresh-baked biscuits and strawber- 
ry shortcake. 

Adults pay $30.95; faculty, staff, 
club members and their guests pay 
$24.95;children 1 2 and under pay 
$13. 50 (tax and gratuity not 
included). Cash bar will be avail- 
able featuring Maryland beers and 
wines. Reservations are required; 
call (301) 314-6631. 

For more information, contact 
Nancy Loomis at (301) 314-6631 

or, or 

Festival of Nine Lessons 
and Carols 

Tickets are now on sale in 2145 
Clarice Smith Center for the sec- 
ond annual Festival of Nine 
Lessons and Carols, which will 
take place Dec. 11 from 8 to 9:30 
p.m at Memorial Chapel. 

The event features the Men's 
and Women's Choruses, Maryland 
Boy Choir, Festival Brass Quintet 
and William Neil, organist of the 
NSO. This festival is modeled after 
the world famous Christmas Eve 
tradition celebrated at Kings Col- 
lege Chapel in Cam bridge. Lessons 
will be read by members of the 
campus community and carols will 
be sung by all those in attendance. 

Tickets are $ 1 2 general admis- 
sion, $10 for seniors (62+) and $5 
for students. For more information, 
contact Lauri Johnson at (301) 

UHR Pre-Retirement 

The Employee Benefits Office is 
offering a pre-retirement seminar 
for employees in the State Retire- 
ment or Pension System on Friday, 
Nov. 21,2003 in 1528 Van Munch- 
ing Hall. Topics covered will 
include eligibility requirements, 
steps necessary to retire and 
receive benefits, asset allocation 
and estate planning, and applying 
for and receiving Social Security 
and Medicare benefits. A senior 
investment consultant and a Social 
Security representative will give 
presentations and answer 

Register online at www.uhr., or 
call the Employee Benefits Office 
at (301) 405-5654. Seating is limit- 
ed. The registration deadline is 
Nov. 19. 

For more information, contact 
David Ricger at (301) 405-5654 or, or visit 
h ttp ://uhr umd. edu . 

Teaching Theaters for 


Proposals are now being accepted 
for use of the teaching theaters for 
Summer and Fall 2004 terms. The 
proposal can be accessed at www. 
Proposals arc due by midnight 
Nov. 30. 

For more information, contact 
Chris Higgins at 5-5190 or, or visit 

Giving the Gift of Life 

The University System of Mary and 
is part of a new national initiative 
that is working to enroll one mil- 
lion new potential organ donors 
this year. Choosing to become a 
potential organ donor is fast and 
easy. A single donor can save or 
enhance the lives of as many as 50 
people. Approximately 82,000 
people currently await organ dona- 
tion and 17 people on the waiting 
list die every day, according to sta- 
tistics from the National Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of 
Organ, Tissue, Marrow and Bone 

To learn about organ donation, 
download a donor card, or make 
sure you have one, go to www.