Outlook New Works by Jinchul Kim Featured in Union Gallery Page 8 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume 20 • Number 3 • November 18 , 200} Professor, Center Recognized for International Efforts From his small office piled high with papers and boxes of books, Suheil Bushrui works hard toward world peace through human and spiritual understanding. 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 FILE PHOTO BY CYNTHIA M1TCHEL 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 (www.cidcm.umd.edu/). 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 More Mews on Outlook Online Goto http://outiook.col lege publisher.corn for weekly news about university accom- plishments and programs. A Little Moonshine PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WARNEP, 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 www.astxo.umd.edu/ 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 PHOTO BY JENNIFER PFEIFFEP. 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 good. 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 Maryland. When Ralph Friedgen took over has head coach of the university's football team, he Sec DONNELLY, page 4 Newcomer 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- istrator. "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 capitol. 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 I 8, 20O3 dateline maryland YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : NOVEMBER 18-DECEMBER 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://uhr.umd.edu. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ceas.umd.edu. WEDNESDAY 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc. 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 Service 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 or email@example.com. gy and adjunct professor of economics. For more informa- tion, Hoda Makar, hmakar® popcenter.umd.edu, or go to www. popcenter.umd.edu. 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. umd.edu. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www,oit.umd.edu/pt, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt. 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 www.oit.umd.edu/sc/reginfo. html. For more information, contact Jane Wieboldt at 5- 0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc. 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 email@example.com. WEDNESDAY 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- look.collegepublisher.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oit.umd.edu/sc. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt. 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 email@example.com, or visit www. comm.umd.edu. 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 fo 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 outiook@accmail. umd.edu. Outlook Oititaek is the monthly faculty-staff" newspaper serving the University of Maryland campus community. C )nliue editions of Out\oi*k are published weekly at htrp:/ /outlook. LoHegepubhsher.com. Brodie Remington •Vice- President, University Relations Tereia Flannery • Executive Director. University Communications and Marketing George Cathcart ■ Executive Editor Monette Austin Bailey ■ Editor Cynthia Mitchel * Art Director Desair Brown • Graduate Assistant Letters to the editor, story sugges- tions and campus information are welcome. Please submit all material two weeks before the Tuesday of publication. Send material to Editor, Outlook, 210! Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742 Telephone « (301} 405-4629 Fax •(301) 314-9344 E-mail • firstname.lastname@example.org h ttp:/ /ou tl ook .collegcpublisher. com OUTLOOK NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 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 Europe." 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 judged." 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. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 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 community." 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 smithcenter.umd.edu. 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 center.umd.edu for more information. 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. umd.edu, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Centeratmaryiand < NOVEMBER l8, 2003 Between the Columns PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 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 E 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 www.bsos.umd.edu/dean/college_intro.html. 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 PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 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 community. 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 Peace. 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. OUTLOOK 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 difference." 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 scholarships. 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 years "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 PHOTO BY RIT2IE COLEMAN 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. ..to 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- nies. 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 situations." 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 war. 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@ umail.umd.edu, — 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 goals." 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 needs." 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 report. Others Interested in know- ing more about "Rethinking Boundaries" should contact the Student Affairs office at email@example.com. 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- tively. 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 grants. "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 PHOTOS BV DUV-KHUONG VAN 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 organization. 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 OmarAzfar. 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 nities? 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 OUTLOOK ■ 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 fundraising. "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 tuition.lt 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 studies 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 Office/Admin 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 Education 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- tative 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 studies 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 Sciences 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, biology 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 assistant Elizabeth Anne Hays, graduate assistant 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 Resources 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. Archaeology Continued from page € 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. — By Mark Leone, professor. Department of Anthropology, and Matdiew Palus, lecturer, assistant director of the field school NOVEMBER l8, 2003 C/3 d o China's Revolution in Information and Telecommunications 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 email@example.com, or visit www.ceas.umd.edu. ■■■■■■■■■ 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. umd.edu/week.html. 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 Against 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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- ment. 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 www.union.umd.edu/Gallery. Human Resources, Employee Bene- fits Office at (301) 405-5654. For more information contact Janice Smith at (301) 405-5654 or email@example.com or visit http://uhr.umd.edu. Exploring Memory Icons 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, or visit www.dining.umd.edu. 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) 405-5571 firstname.lastname@example.org. UHR Pre-Retirement Seminar 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 questions. Register online at www.uhr. umd.edu/EBO/registration.html, 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 email@example.com, or visit h ttp ://uhr umd. edu . Teaching Theaters for Summer Proposals are now being accepted for use of the teaching theaters for Summer and Fall 2004 terms. The proposal can be accessed at www. oit.umd.edu/tt/sch_proposals.htm. Proposals arc due by midnight Nov. 30. For more information, contact Chris Higgins at 5-5190 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oit.umd.edu/tt. 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 Donation. To learn about organ donation, download a donor card, or make sure you have one, go to www. wbrkPlacePartnership4Life.org.