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Seeking to 
Recognize Staff 

The Council of University 
System Staff (CUSS) is 
accepting nominations 
for the Board of Regents' Uni- 
versity System of Maryland Staff 
Awards. The Staff Awards repre- 
sent the highest honor best- 
owed by the Board of Regents 
for achievements of Exempt 
and Non-Exempt employees 
from institutions of the Univer- 
sity System of Maryland, and are 
presented to staff members 
who have demonstrated excel- 
lence in one of the following 
categories: (1) contribution to 
the institution and/or unit to 
which the person belongs; (2) 
service to students in an aca- 
demic or residential environ- 
ment; or (3) public service, 
within or outside the university. 

There are two awards given 
in each of the above cate- 
gories — one exempt and one 
non-exempt — for a total of six 
awards. Award recipients 
receive a $ 1 ,000 stipend funded 
equally by the Board of Regents 
and the University of Maryland. 
Full instructions, awards 
process overview, and sample 
forms for the Regents Staff 
Awards are available at www. 
senate . umd . edu/CampusCrier. 
Please read the instructions 
carefully— particularly the 
"Nomination Cover Sheet" — to 
ensure that your nomination 
package contains the required 
information. Nominations will 
first be considered at an institu- 
tional level, so please submit six 
copies of the nomination pack- 
ets to the following address by 
4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 

Willie Brown, Chair 
Staff Affairs Committee, 
University Senate 
2110 Patuxent Building 
Campus - 491 1 

The Senate Staff Affairs Com- 
mittee will select nominees 
from the University of Mary- 
land, College Park. Nominees 
will then be forwarded to the 
CUSS Awards Review Commit- 
tee for final selection. 

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Center Recognizes Political Pioneer 


ouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.-8) received the 2003 Millard 
E.Tydings Award for Courage and Leadership in American Politics granted 
by the university's Center for American Politics and Citizenship. The award 

was presented last week at 
a town meeting in the 
university's Memorial 

"With political leader- 
sliip and courage, Rep, 
Pelosi has broken through 
barriers to become the 
first woman to lead her 
party in Congress," says 
Paul Herrnson, director of 
the Center for American 
Politics and Citizenship. 
The award namesake, 
the late U.S. Senator 
Millard E.Tydings, repre- 
sented Maryland in the 
U.S. Senate from 1927 to 
1951. He stood up to Sen. 
Joseph McCarthy when 
McCarthy wrongly 
accused state separtment 
employees of being com- 
munists. Pelosi s father, 
Thomas D'Alessandro, a 
congressman and mayor of 
Baltimore, advised and 
supported Tydings. 

After the ceremony, 
Pelosi conducted a town 
meeting with students and 
photo bv mike morgan the community. 

Water Helps Create Family Portraits 

Photographer Uses Peaceful Medium 

On a breezy Novem- 
ber morning, pho- 
tographer/artist Bar- 
bara Tyroler steps into a 
swimming pool surrounded 

Her subjects, groups of 
two family members, pose 
and enjoy the blue-green 
water as Tyroler — with her 
toes wrapped around the 


Student Susan Roy Goldman took this photo of her 6-year-old 
daughter Laura. 

by several eager students. 

She sets up the water 
scene with large acrylic mir- 
rors to reflect underwater 


pool's edge— looks through 
the viewfinder, adjusts the 
focus ring and captures the 
In a matter of seconds, 

Tyroler, a university adjunct 
professor of art, has created a 
work of art through a medi- 
um she likes to call "under- 
water photography." 

"Water is the place where I 
can get centered, where I'm 
clear-headed and content," 
says Tyroler, 52, who has cre- 
ated water-focused photo- 
graphs for more than 20 
years. "It's about floating, 
peacefulness, letting yourself 

"Underwater is very disori- 
enting, and it's really fun," she 

Tyroler enjoys sharing the 
underwater photography 
experience with her students 
and with the community. She 
conducted a workshop for 
intergenerational pairs of rel- 
atives on last month, near the 
end of her 30-photo exhibi- 
tion called "Reconstructing 
Intimacy: Water Occupation 
and Enhanced Memory in 
Familial Portraiture," based at 
Greenbelt Community Cen- 
ter's art gallery. 

See UNDERWATER, page 7 

the Blues 

Growing up in Chicago, Barry 
Lee Pearson heard blues 
played on the radio and found the 
music exciting. His interest took 
him all over the city, hunting down 
records, sneaking into clubs and 
eventually performing with some 
of the country's best know musi- 

As the Senate-declared Year of 
the Blues 2003 comes to a close, 
Pearson, a professor of English, 
wishes more people - especially 
young people - embraced what he 
says is the foundation of most of 
today's popular music. It comes 
from the every day experiences of 
men and women, he says, and it's 
not necessarily sad. 

"Blues artists don't like it when 
people say it's sad music. It's about 
common problems and when you 


Barry Lee Pearson 

get together to talk about them, it 
makes you feel better. Blues is the 
truth, that's what the blues artists 

Selecting 2003 as the 100th 
birthday of he blues, says Pearson, 
wasn't random. According to the 
observance's organizers, Seattle- 
based Experience Music Project 
and the Memphis-based Blues 
Foundation, composer W.C. Handy 
heard "the weirdest music I ever 
heard" on a train platform in Mis- 
sissippi in 1903- Handy is called 
the father of the blues. Singer Ma 
Rainey, called the mother of the 
blues, is said to have first heard the 
music in 1 902 - thus the centenni- 

"It is the most influential song 
form of the 20th century," says 
Pearson. "It's the heart and soul of 
jazz, the backbone of rock 'n 
roll... You could argue that hip-hop 
is today's blues." 

Pearson has written about, lec- 
tured on and taught classes 
focused on the blues for more than 
two decades. In the early '80s, he 

See BLUES, page 4 

DECEMBER I 6 , 2 O O 3 



december 16 

All day. Faculty/staff Ter- 
rapin Team Shop Sale Com- 
cast Center. On Tuesday and 
Wednesday, Dec. 16 and 17, 
stop by the shop and enjoy a 
25 percent discount on all reg- 
ularly priced merchandise - 
including just arrived Gator 
Bowl items. Just show your fac- 
ulty/staff ID to be eligible. As 
always, all purchases support 
Maryland Athletics. For more 
information, call the shop at 4- 
9656, or send email to, or 
go to 

5 p.m.. The Big Lebowski 

Hoff Theatre. Film is free and 
will be shown through Dec. 
18. For more information, call 
4-HOFF, or go to www. union. 
umd . edu/hoff/schedule . h tml . 

7:30 p.m.. The Princess 
Bride Hoff Theatre. Film is free 
and will be shown through 
Dec. 18. For more information, 
call 4-HOFF, or go to www. 
union . umd . edu/hoff/schedule . 


december 18 

4-5:30 p.m.. Institute for 
Systems Research Distin- 
guished Lecturer Series 

1 202 Engineering. Free. Leon 
O. Chua of the University of 
California, Berkeley, will pres- 
ent a talk entitfed "New Per- 
spective on Wolfram's New 
Kind of Science.' " There will 
also be a roundtable discussion 
at 1 1 a.m. the same day in 2168 
AV Williams Building. For more 
information, contact Peggy 
Johnson at 5-661 5 or pjohnson 
@isr., or visit 


december 20 

1 p.m.. Women's Basketball 
vs. UMBC Comcast Center. 
For more information, go to 
http ://umterps. ocsn .com/ 
sports/w-b askbl/md-w-baskbl- 
body, html. 

7 p.m.. Winter Commence- 
ment Comcast Center. Fea- 
tured speaker Sergey Brin '93, 
co-founder and president of 
technology for Google. Gradu- 
ates, led by student marshals, 

will process into Comcast and 
will be followed by the faculty 
in full regalia. If you wish to be 
part of the processional, please 
assemble in academic regalia 
in room 0738 of Comcast by 
6:30 p.m. 

december 21 

6:30 p.m., Maryland Boy 
Chair Dekelboum Concert 
Hall. The treble voices and 
alumni singers of the Maryland 
Boy Choir present carols and 
songs of the season from Eng- 
land, Germany,Austria, France, 
Wales and the United States. 
The audience is invited to join 
in a Christmas carol sing-along. 
Tickets are S 1 5, $7 for students 
and seniors. Call 5-ARTS 


January 1 

12:30 p.m., Maryland Foot- 
ball vs. West Virginia Uni- 
versity Maryland football is 
returning to a New Year's Day 
Bowl for the third year in a 
row, playing in the Toyota 
Gator Bowl Alltel Stadium in 
Jacksonville, Fla. For tickets. 
call 4-7070 or check www. and print out 
this PDF: "Toyota Gator Bowl 
Ticket Application ."Tickets are 
$60, less than 4,000 remain. 
The game will be televised on 


January 8 

8 a.m. -5 p.m., Hawaii Inter- 
national Conference on 
Arts and Humanities Renais- 
sance Uikai Waikiki Hotel. Tick- 
ets are available by mail, or fax 
in your registration form. The 
Hawaii International Confer- 
ence on Arts and Humanities 
will be held from Jan. 8 (Thurs- 
day) to Jan. 1 1 (Sunday) at the 
Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki 
Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. For 
more information, contact 
Andrew Burge at (808) 949- 
1456 or human! ties@hichu-, or visit 

7-8:45 p.m.. Physics is 
Phun: The Atom 1412 
Physics. Atomic structure, 
atomic spectra and applica- 
tions. Hands-on experiments at 
7 p.m.; formal lecture from 

Publishing Dates 

This is Outlook's last 
issue of the semester. 
Look for a Winter 
Term edition, on Jan, 13, at 
h 1 1 p : II a 1 1 eg ep u bl is h - The publication 
schedule for Spring 2004 is 
as follows: 

Jan. 13 

Jan. 27 

Feb. 3 

Feb, 10 

Feb. 17 print and online 

Feb. 24 

March 2 

March 9 

March 16 print and online 

April 6 

April 13 print and online 

April 20 

April 27 

May 4 

May 11 print and online 

7:30-8:45 p.m. Program will be 
repeated on Friday and Satur- 
day evenings at the same time 
and place. For more informa- 
tion, contact Richard Berg at 5- 
5994 or reberg@physics.umd. 
edu or visit http://www. 

January 12 

1-4 p.m., VUebCT Quick 
Start for Large Classes (OIT) 
4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. This workshop prepares 
faculty to use WebCT tools and 
strategies that are useful in the 
management of large classes. 
Register at 
lit/register. html. For more 
information, contact Deborah 
Mateik at 5-2945 or oit-train-, or visit www. 
o it . urn d .edu/iit/current . html . 

January 13 

9 a.m.-l p.m.. Laboratory 
Safety Seminar room 2117 
CSIC. Learn where to get the 
resources you need to work 
safely and to comply with 

New OHRP Newsletter 

The Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP) has 
initiated a bi-annual e-newsletter as a way of keeping 
the campus community abreast of the progress of its 
work to further the university's commitment to equity and 
diversity. Access the newsletter on the OHRP Web site at 
www. umd . edu/OHRP. 

More specifically, the purpose of the e-newsletter is to: 
(1) promote continued attention to equity and diversity 
work university-wide; (2) to garner informed feedback on 
that work; and (3) to create another forum from which new 
equity- and diversity-focused collaborations and partner- 
ships can emerge. 

OHRP would like to hear the campus community's 
thoughts about this new equity and diversity information 
dissemination initiative. Contact Christine Clark at 5-2841, 
or, or go to www. umd. edu/OHRP 

OSHA & EPA regulations, as 
well as university policies. Top- 
ics include: emergency proce- 
dures, fire safety, reporting and 
handling incidents, laboratory 
and chemical safety, chemical 
hygien plan, personal protec- 
tive equipment, environmnetal 
issues and waste management 
in laboratories, and laboratory 
management and design. Cetifi- 
cate issued upon completion. 
For more information, contact 
Elise Franklin at 5-3965, or, or go to 
www. umd . ed u/des . 

9 a.m. -noon.. Build a 
Course Web Page (with 
Dreamweaver MX) 4404 
Computer Space & Science. 
Participants will create a Web 
page from a course syllabus 
and plan a more complete Web 
site to support the goals and 
activities of a course. Faculty 
and those teaching credited 
courses will have first priority 
seating; registration is required 
at www.oit. umd.eduAiit/regis- 
ter.html. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or, 
or visit 

1-2:30 p.m.. Getting Start- 
ed with WebCT (OIT) 4404 

Computer Space & Science. 
Free. This hands-on, interactive 
workshop will get you started 
using WebCT for your course. 
The workshop will also be 
offered Jan. 20 from 9-10:30 
a.m. Registration for either sec- 
tion is required at www.oit. For 
more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945 or, or visit 
www. oit . umd .edu/ii t/c urrent. 


January 15 

8:45 a.m. -noon. Resources 
and Opportunities of Prince 
George's County Off-cam- 
pus. Free. The Democracy Col- 
laborative and the Office of 
Community Service-Learning 
invite campus and community 
members to learn more about 

the resources EG. County. For 
more information, contact 
Cheri Love at 4-5387 or 
clove 1 

9:30 a.m. -3 p.m.. Quick 
Start to MS PowerPoint for 
Faculty (OIT) 4404 Computer 
& Space Science. Free to uni- 
versity faculty or those teach- 
ing credited courses. Learn to 
use MS PowerPoint to develop 
professional presentations for 
the classroom or conference 
room. Registration is required 
ter.html. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or 
or visit 

or additional event list- 
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With Hope in Their Hearts 



For the greater Goode. . . 

'hey may be 
diminuitive, but 
their stage pres- 
ence is anything 
but. The Children of Uganda — 
20 in all, ranging from age 6 to 
1 7— brought a cheering, stomp- 
ing and whistling crowd of 
1 ,300 Bostonians to their feet 
at a 2002 performance. 

The New York Times has 
hailed them as "first-rate" and 
"inspiring." With pulsing per- 
cussion, lyric flutes and songs 
of joy and hope, their exhilarat- 
ing performances around the 
world have thrilled audiences 
with their infectious joy for life. 
And that enthusiasm for life is 
even more amazing given the 
circumstances from which 
they've come. Each child has 
lost one or both parents to 
HIV/ AIDS and lives in one of 
several Ugandan orphanages 
supported by the Uganda Chil- 
dren's Charity Foundation. 
"These children have seen suf- 
fering in its true sense yet their 
backgrounds do not inhibit 
them from dancing with joy," 
said Children of Uganda Direc- 
tor Frank Katoola. u They sing 
and dance with hope in their 
hearts, which is reflected in 
their bodies * 

The Children of Uganda have 
been sharing that hope since 
1994, when they began touring 
every two years to promote 
global awareness of the 
HIV/AIDS crisis and to raise 
funds for fellow orphans In 
their homeland. AIDS is a lead- 
ing cause of death in Uganda, 
killing more than 300 people a 
day, and one million children 
under the age of 15 have lost 
one or both parents to it. 
Emmy Anguyo, 17, a veteran 

member of the troupe who has 
lived the statistics and lost both 
parents to AIDS, notes his rea- 
son for participating, "I want to 
tell America that no matter 
what happens to you in life, 

tuosic talents and provide 
insight into the rituals through 
which young men and women 
used to select their partners. 

The Children of Uganda will 
perform Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 


there is always hope." 

The children's program of 
traditional East African music 
and dance reflects their history, 
culture, legends and beliefs. 
Some of the dances they per- 
form are historical, like the 
"Bakisimba" that is passed on 
from one generation to another 
and celebrates the creation of 
banana wine for the King of 
B Uganda, the central tribe of 
Uganda. Others like the "Orun- 
yege," a courtship dance among 
the Banyoro-Batooro people of 
Western Uganda, showcase vir- 

p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1 1 
a.m. in the center's Kay Theatre. 
There will be question-and- 
answer sessions following both 
performances. The Saturday 
morning show is a 50-minute 
performance with no intermis- 
sion; tickets are $15- The Friday 
night performance is 1 1/2 
hours with one intermission; 
tickets are $30. Student tickets 
for both performances are $5. 
To order, call (301) 405-ARTS 
(2787), and for more informa- 
tion, visit www.claricesmi th- 

ore than a dance 
company, the Joe 
Goode Perfor- 
mance Group is known for 
its "smart theatre," which 
artfully weaves dance with" 
music, costumes, sets, light- 
ing and narrative. 

"As a dancer, I never 
understood why I should 
be mute," Goode has said. 
"Some think that the form 
should be pure in that 
way. I will draw on any 
resources to make my 
point — music, design, lan- 
guage." And the critics 
have taken note of the 
"fresh, touching and 
wickedly funny" results 
(The New York Times). 
The Times also notes: "The 
absolute polish with 
which Goode integrates 
speech and movement 
should stand as a model 
for many others in the 
dance and performance art 

In his work "Mythic, 
Montana," Goode takes a 
fresh look at Greek myths, 
plunking them down in a 
locale far from Mount 
Olympus — the contempo- 
rary American West. Evok- 
ing the stories of Psyche, 
Narcissus and Sisyphus, 
among others, the charac- 
ters embark on Homeric 
quests for self-knowledge 
and fulfillment, but are 
often thwarted by factors 
beyond their control. 
Goode portrays a 21st cen- 
tury Sisyphus, who instead 
of eternally rolling a giant 
boulder up a hill only to 
have it roll back down 
again, wields a broom — 

Cinematic Sounds of Terence Blanchard 

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has 
scored more than 25 films, some in 
collaboration with director Spike 
Lee. such as ''Mo' Better Blues," "Jungle 
Fever," "Malcolm X," "Do the Right 
Thing" and "25th Hour," for which he 
received a Golden Globe nomination for 
best original score, 

In a series of events this February 
sponsored by the Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center, this heralded composer 
and performer will be on campus, per- 
forming, teaching and discussing his fife 
and career. 

In addition to his impressive sound- 
track work. New Orleans-based Blanchard 
has established a reputation as an excit- 
ing and engaging performer. He has 
received four Grammy Award nomina- 
tions, recorded nearly two dozen albums 
and performed with esteemed artists 
including Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall, 

Jane Monheit. Dianne Reeves and Cas- 
sandra Wilson. He won Down Beat mag- 
azine's Jazz Artist of the Year and Album 
of the Year awards in 2001 . The late Mites 
Davis named him one of !he most prom- 
ising trumpet players of his generation, 
and Blanchard replaced Wynton Marsalis 
in legendary drummer Art Blakey's Jazz 
Messengers. Like Blakey, Blanchard nur- 
tures the talent of young, gifted players; 
his sextet is comprised of talented twen- 
lysomethings. He also serves as artistic 
director of theThelonious Monk Institute 
of Jazz Performance at the University of 
Southern California. 

Blanchard and his sextet will be in con- 
cert in the center's Kay Theatre on Sunday, 
Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Following the perform- 
ance, a & A session will be moderated 
by Willard Jenkins from WPFW and 
National Public Radio. In addition to this 
performance, Blanchard will participate in 

numerous free events sponsored by the 
Smith Center, including the Sunday, Feb, 
6 event "The Jazz Aesthetic in film: 
Movie Music of Terence Blanchard," held 
in the Nyurnburu Cultural Center's Multi- 
purpose Room. A discussion with pan- 
elists from the university will be held at 7 
p.m., followed by a screening of a Blan- 
chard-scored film at 8 p.m. 

On Monday. Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in the 
Kay Theatre, Blanchard will participate in 
a Q & A session open to the community 
regarding film scoring, jazz and his life, 
moderated by Clyde Woods, assistant 
professor, Afro-American Studies. Blan- 
chard also will lead a master class for the 
School of Music's Jazz at 5:30 p.m. in the 
Orchestra/Jazz Rehearsal Room 1230. 

Tickets to the Feb. 8 concert are S30, $5 
for students. To order, or for more infor- 
mation on all the events featuring Blan- 
chard, call (3011 405-ARTS (27871. 

condemned to sweep up 
the mess of our modern 
lives. As each story is pre- 
sented, more and more 
refuse gathers onstage. 

With the production of 
"Mythic, Montana," Goode 
also acknowledges his debt 
to classical theatre, adding a 
Greek chorus of eight Mary- 
land student performers to 
his company of seven 
dancer/acto r/singers. 

Employed to comment, 
amplify and reflect upon 
events in "Mythic, Montana" 
as they occur, the chorus 
was cast by Goode at an 
October audition at the 
Department of Dance. 

Faculty member Mcriam 
Rosen looks forward to his 
work with the student per- 

"He has this way of get- 
ting people to do what they 
never thought they could 
do. He just opens them up." 
Graduate student Ruben 
Graciani agrees, admitting 
that as a dancer, he never 
thought hed have a singing 
audition. He finds Goode 's 
melding of genres challeng- 
ing. "This is the first time 
I've been challenged to 
assume a distinct character 
while moving, rather than 
just letting the movement 
speak for the character" 

"Mythic, Montana" will be 
performed in a program 
funded in part by the 
National Dance Project of 
the New England Founda- 
tion for the Arts on Friday 
and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7 at 
8 p.m. In the center's Kay 
Theatre. The program also 
includes the work "Folk" 
which was spawned from 
"Mythic," but focuses not on 
the deities but rather ordi- 
nary people whose daily 
lives are anything but sim- 
ple. This performance may 
contain nudity and strong 

Tickets are $30, $5 for 
students.To order, call (301) 
405-ARTS (2787) and for 
more information, visit 

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

Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Onterat maryiand 

DECEMBER I 6 , 2003 

Support Women Terps 

Dear Maryland Faculty and Staff, 

My coaching staff and I would like to take this Oppor- 
tunity to personally thank you for your dedication to 
academics and encouraging our student-athletes to 
excel in the classroom. You have seen our players excel 
in the classroom; ifs now time for you to see them 
excel on the court. 

Maryland Women's Basketball is proud to be part of 
the University of Maryland campus family and we hope 
that you will join us this year in the Comcast Center as 
my coaching staff and I embark on our second year at 
the helm of this program. We worked tirelessly to bring 
some of the best talent to College Park in order to com- 
pete for ACC and national championships. Now is the 
time to be part of what we're building. 

It Is a pleasure for the women's basketball program 
to provide four complimentary tickets per employee to 
the following home games: Friday, Jan. 2 vs. NC State 
at 7 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 19 vs. North Carolina at 7 p.m.; 
Sunday, Feb. 22 vs. Duke at 4 p.m. 

Secure your tickets by coming to the Comcast Center 
Ticket Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. If you have any questions, please call 
the Terrapin Ticket office at (301) 314-7070. 

I hope to see you, your friends and family at the 
Comcast Center -soon. Go Terps! 

Yours truly. 


Brenda Frese 

Head Women's Basketball Coach 

Blues: Telling the Truth 

Continued from page 1 

performed with John Cephas 
and Phil Wiggins as part of 
the Bowling Green Blues 
Trio.The three toured Africa, 
South and Central America 
for a State Department cul- 
tural program. He came to 
Maryland as a folk song spe- 
cialist and taught a blues 
class in 1978. He collaborat- 
ed with J. Otis Williams on 
several on- and offcampus 
projects designed to bring 
the blues to different audi- 

He says that though blues 
has its detractors, major cul- 
tural critics such as Zora 
Neal Hurston and Langston 
Hughes "recognized it as sig- 
nificant. . .part of a valuable 
cultural heritage." 

Sharing that heritage is 
part of Pearson's personal 
mission. He is president of 
the board of the National 
Council for the Traditional 
Arts, which hosts the Nation- 
al Folk Festival and other tra- 
ditional arts music tours. He 
is lead scholar and program- 
mer for the Bluebird Blues 
Festival hosted at Prince 
George's Community College 
every fall, which drew 
13,000 people this year. He 
recently co-authored "Robert 
Johnson: Lost and Found" 
with Bill McCulloch; the 
book explores the life and 

music of the blues guitarist 
whose mysterious death at 
age 27 adds to his legendary 

"Some paint him as this 
demented genius who made 
a deal with the devil, but it's 
not the real person and gift- 
ed artist we discovered ," says 

Though he does want 
blues to reach more people, 
Pearson is not fond of com- 
mercial oudets cashing in on 
the music without a respect 
for it. He mentions the popu- 
lar House of Blues chain of 
clubs as an example." I don't 
know what purpose they 
serve," be says. "They do give 
some acts better places to 
perform, but then those acts 
are not going to smaller, tra- 
ditional places." 

Such enterprises, he says, 
participate in an "appropria- 
tion of the blues as a com- 
mercial commodity removed 
from its community base." 
He makes a distinction 
between such ventures, and, 
for example, B.B. King's 
string of restaurants because 
King worked long and hard 
in the blues community. "He 
earned them," says Pearson. 

For a list of remaining Year 
of the Blues activities and 
events, go to www.yearoft.he- 

Criminology Class Plays with Miniature Murder 


Above, professor Thomas Mauri ell o reviews exam material with his Introduction to Criminalistics class. Below, crimi- 
nal justice major and senior Branca Lettieri, a team leader, points to telltale dues within this diorama of a hotel room. 

At the end of each semes- 
ter criminology lecturer 
Thomas Mauriello 
encourages his students to play 
with dollhouse rooms where 
they can examine any of the 
miniature objects in the rooms, 
including the "dead" dolls. 

"Feel free to move the pieces 
around," he says, in a thick Massa- 
chusetts accent, to 20 students 
huddled in teams around six 
swiveling dollhouse rooms 
encased in glass. 

Each team gets a scenario and 
a list of evidence. The team 
leader gets a list of all the possi- 
ble questions the team could ask 
about the scenario, and while 
the other students pose as detec- 
tives radioed to the crime scene, 
the team leader poses as anyone 
or anything related to the crime. 

"The leader is a resource per- 
son; they are anything the group 
wants them to be," said Mauriel- 
lo. "This is the seventh of seven 
exercises where the students 
have the opportunity to take 
what they've learned in the 
semester and apply it in a practi- 
cal situation." 

A bloodied lamp in a living 
room, half -eaten toast in a 
kitchen, and a feces-covered 
nightgown in a garage are some 
clues students must use to deter- 
mine the manner in which each 
doll died. Students are prepped 
all semester-long with lectures 
and labs. After studying the 
crime scenes for 40 minutes, 
they present the scene to the 
rest of the class using slides of 
the rooms. 

"One semester I was going to 
cut out the dollhouses and the 
students went nuts," Mauriello 
said."Before 1 started using these 
exercises, I was teaching differ- 
ent aspects of forensic science. . . 
The students knew the facts, but 
didn't integrate them.That's the 

Mauriello's teaching assistant, 
Patrick Reidy said this last lab is 
one of the reasons students 
decide to take Introduction to 


"The students look forward to 
the opportunity to use what 
they have learned in a practical 
setting, and they all seem to real- 
ly enjoy the experience " the sen- 
ior and criminal justice major 
said. "Myself, I benefit from the 
experience of working with Pro- 
fessor Mauriello. He is a wonder- 
ful mentor, an excellent source 
of advice, and a pleasure to work 

Mauriello started designing 
the dollhouse rooms twelve 
years ago, after noticing a similar 
set in the state's medical examin- 
er's office. 

Costing around $300 each, the 
dollhouse rooms took several 
hands and six months to make. 
After they were built, Mauriello 
and two students spent hours 
drumming up dioramas ranging 
from sodomy to suicide. Then 
the dollhouses were redesigned 
to fit the crimes. Next Mauriello 
relied on graphic artists, includ- 
ing his wife, a decorative artist, 
to help add furniture and evt 
dence like blood splatters and 
biological fluids to the scenes. 
Today, the dollhouse murders are 
featured in the forensic expert's 
newest book "Dollhouse Mur- 
ders," in which he collaborated 
with science writer Ann Darby 
to describe the crimes using fic- 
tional story lines. 

Before the dioramas, Mauriello 
used to use an unoccupied 

house on Knox Road as a life- 
size crime scene. Students could 
walk through the house search- 
ing for evidence and clues. 

"That's when I only had 25 
students and not 100 "he said. "In 
forensic science and investiga- 
tion each thing builds on anoth- 
er, the student has to walk away 
knowing that each thing is 
dependent on another, . . This 
exercise allows them to do that." 
Criminal justice major Keneitliia 
Taylor, who is graduating in May, 
was a part of the team that ana- 
lyzed the garage diorama. "It was 
pretty easy," she said. "You just 
have to think about it. [Professor 
Mauriello] always tell us to look 
at the big picture then look at 
the details. It was a good experi- 
ence, and the best way to learn." 

Mauriello, who has a bache- 
lor's degree in criminal justice 
and a master's degree in forensic 
science from George Washington 
University, said he has witnessed 
80 to 90 autopsies, including the 
accidental death of the woman 
in her garage, which is the only 
fact-based diorama used in the 

"I was shocked to know that 
an autopsy could determine 
whether the woman in the 
garage scene was unconscious or 
not at the time of her death," he 
said. "There's a lot I don't know 
and I haven't seen it all. Every 
time 1 go to an autopsy I learn 
something new." 


Winter Operating 
Hours and 
Schedule Changes 


s the campus winds down Fall 2003 
and prepares to host Wintermester 
2004, hours will change for several 

Shuttle-UM Winter Schedule 

All routes will be running on their nor- 
mal schedules Monday through Friday for 
Finals Week, Dec. 15 through Dec. 20. Sun- 
day, Dec. 14 will have regular Sunday serv- 
ice. On Dec. 13 and 20, buses will run on a 
limited, Friday commuter schedule. There 
will not be Springhill Lake 2 and Greenbelt 
2 service. The College Park route will run 20 
minute loops starting at 6:40 a.m. each day. 

Other changes are as follows: 

Monday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 23 
Laurel Park & Ride, College Park Metro 
all day on 20 minute loops, and Campus 
Connector North and South on an alternat- 
ing 20 minute loop. 

Wednesday, Dec. 24 

Service will end at approximately 1 ;30 
p.m. Laurel Park & Ride will leave the 
Stamp Student Union at 11:15 a.m., 11:45 
a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. 

No service will be running on the days 
the university is closed, Dec. 24 at approxi- 
mately 1 :30 p.m. through Jan. 4. 

The following services will resume on 
Jan. 5 and continue through Jan. 23; 

College Park beginning at 6:30 a.m. And 
running through 8 p.m., every 10 minutes: 
Courtyard Express Day, Courtyard Express 
Night, Campus Connector North, Campus 
Connector South, Laurel Park & Ride, NITE 
Ride and Paratransit Service 

Semester service resumes Jan. 26. 

Library Winter Hours 

T7 or a complete list of 
JL Library hours, see 


www. lib . 


SERV/ hours_all.html. 


McKeldin and Hornbake 

Library hours are listed 



14: 12 pm- 11 pm 

15-18: 8 am- 11 pm 



8 am - 6 pm 




12 pm - 5 pm 

8:00 am- 11 pm** 

2 1 (Sun)(Commencement) 



10:O0am- 11 pm" 

22-23 (Mon-Tues) 


9 am - 5 pm 

See Regular Schedule 

24 (Wed) 


9 am - 12 Noon 

1 am - 6 pm 

25 (Thurs)(Holiday) 

2 KSunXCommence- 



26-31 (Fri-Wed) 

1 2 pm - 5 pm 


22-23 (Mon-Tues) 

9 am - 5 pm 



1 (Thurs)(Holiday) 

9 am- 12 Noon 


25 CThursXHoliday) 




26-31 (Fri-Wed) 

3-4 (Sat-Sun) 





1 (Thurs)CHollday) 




25 (Thurs)(Holiday) 



3-4 (Sal-Sun) 

2631) (Fri-Wed) 




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1 (Thurs)(Holiday) 

first & second floors 


open 24 hours for Late 


Night Study, Friday, Dec. 


1 2 through Friday, Dec. 

3-4 (Sat-Sun) 




Dining Services Exam Week Hours 

TT ours are subject to 
JLJL change based upon the 


Dec. 19:9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Applause Cafe 

academic calendar and with- 

Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

Leonardtown Shop 

out prior notice. Watch for 

Dec. 15-18: normal hours 

updates on 

Bytes @ A. V.Williams 

Dec. 19: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and in 

Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

dining locations. 

North Campus Shop (Free 

The Dairy 

coffee and fountain sodas, 9 


Dec. 15-22: normal hours 

p.m.-close,Dec. 15-18) 

South Campus 

Dec. 15-18: normal hours 

Dec. 15-20: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

E + M Bakery 

Dec. 21:11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


The Pro Shop 

Late Night Dining 

E f M Deli 

Dec. 13-14: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Closes Dec. 1 1 

Dec. 15-19: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Dec. 15-19:7 a.m,-8 p.m. 

Gazebo Room 

Marketplace Deli @ Comcast 

The Union Shop 

Closes Dec. 12 

Closes Dec. 12:2 p.m. 

Dec. 15-18: normal hours 

Physics Cart 

Dec. 19, 22, 23: 8 a.m.-i p.m. 

The Diner 

Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

Dec. 20-21: Closed 

Dec. 15-19:7.30 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Dec. 20:7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Rudy's Cafe 


Dec. 15-19: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Late Night Dining 


Sneakers Cafe 

Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

Dec. 13-14: 1 1:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Dec. 22-23: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 




Marketplace Deli 

Dec. 1 5-19, Lunch: normal 

Taco Bell Express Engineering 

Dec. 1 5-1 9: normal hours 


Dec. 15-19: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Dec. 11, Dinner: Closes at 8 

Taco Bell Stamp Union 



Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

Commons Shop (Free coffee 

Dec. 22-23: 1 1 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Mulligans Grill 

and fountain sodas 9 p.m.- 

Dec. 1 5-23: normal hours 

close.Dec. 15-18) 

The Coffee Bar Express 

Dec. 15-18: normal hours 

Dec. 15-19: normal hours 

Book Bag 

A History 
off Online 

Trudi Bellardo 
Hahn, manager of 
library user educa- 
tion services and 
adjunct professor, 
College of Informa- 
tion Studies; and 
Charles P. Bourne 

(MIT Press, Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Sep- 
tember 2003) 

A narrative of the 
early development of online information retrieval systems and 
services, exploring a period important to those who use search 
engines, online catalogs, or large databases. 

Working In a 

24/7 Economy: 
Challenges for 

Harriet B. Pressor, 
Department of Sociol- 

{Russell Sage 
Foundation, New 
York, 2003) 

Using data from 
two large-scale 
national surveys, 
book focuses on the 
effects of nonstan- 
dard work schedules 
on family functioning. 

The Presidential 
Scandal That 
Shook America 

Keith W. Olson, 
Department of His- 

{University Press of 
Kansas, Lawrence, 
Kan., May 2003) 

A history that high- 
lights the key actors, 
event and implica- 
tions of the scandal. 

T. Rex: Hunter or 


Presidential Scandal 

that Snook America 



Thomas R. Holtz 
Jr., director of the 
Earth, Life, and Time 

(Random House/ 
Golden Books, New 
York, 2003) 

Part of Random 
House's Step into 
Reading series of 
books, this Jurassic 
Park Institute Read- 
er pulls from the 
popular movies to 
explore the Tyran- 
nosaurus rex. 

DECEMBER I 6 , 2003 

University to Send Off Winter, August Graduates 

Nearly 3,000 students will walk across 
various stages this weekend to receive their 
diplomas as the university hosts its twice 
yearly rite of passage— commencement. 

Criminal justice tops the undergraduate 
most popular majors list, and for another 
year, masters of business administration 
degrees will go to more than 300 students. 

Electrial engineering and music switched 
places this year as the most popular doctoral 
degree. This year, electrical engineering 
will bestow 25 doctorates and music will 
give 21. 

As with many previous years, this class of 
graduates comes from a diverse population 
of 35,329 students. More than 170 coutries 

are represented, as well as 50 states. 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend 
the campuswide ceremony at 7 p.m. on 
Dec. 20 in the Comcast Center. Depart- 
ment ceremonies will be held Sunday after- 
noon and evening. For more commence- 
ment information, turn to page 6, or go to 

Commencement Schedule 

Individual graduation exercises for colleges 
and schools will be held at various campus 
locations on Sunday afternoon. Guests are 
urged to be seated approximately one half- 
hour prior to the designated time for the cere- 
monies if they wish to observe the student and 
faculty processional. 

Campuswide Commencement 
7:00 p.m. Comcast Center ■ 

Ceremonies held Sunday, December 21 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

1:00 p.m. Reckord Armory 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

1:00 p.m. Memorial Chapel 

College of Arts and Humanities — Department 

1:00 p.m. An History /An Studio 

Art- Sociology Building. Room 2203 
2:00 p.m. Communication 

Ritchie Coliseum 
1:00 p.m. Dance /Tlieatre 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 

Kogod Theatre 
1:00 p.m. English /Comparative Literature/ 

American Studies/Women's Studies 

Tawes Theatre 
1:00 p.m. Foreign Languages /Linguistics 

Tydings Hal!, Room 0130 
1:00 p.m. History /Jewish Studies /Russian 

Skinner HaQ, Room 0200 
5:00 p.m. Musit 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 

Gildenhorn Recital Hall 
1:00 p.m. Ph ilosophy 

Nyumburu Center 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

1:00 p.m. Cole Student Activities Building 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical 

1:00 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Are Center, 

Dekelbouin Concert Hall 

College of Education 

4:00 p.m. Cole Student Activities Building 

College of Health and Human Performance 

1:00 p.m. Health and Human Performance, Room 


College of Information Studies 
2:00 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall 

College of Life Sciences 
4:00 p.m. Memorial Chapel 

Philip Merrill School of Journalism 

1:00 pm. HoffTheatcr 

Robert H. Smith School of Business 

1:00 p.m. Comcast Center 

School of Architecture, Planning, and 


1:00 p.m. Architecture Building Great Space 

Undergraduate Individual Studies 

1:00 p.m. PG Room, Stamp Student Union 

Google Cofounder Keynote Speaker at Cornmencement 

Few Internet users surf the World Wide Web without 
Google, the popular search engine recently donated 
to the university. So it is an especially nice gift that 
its creator, Sergey Brin, president of technology, will speak 
at winter commencement. 

Brin, who graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in 
math and computer science, co-created the tool in 1 998 
with fellow Stanford graduate student Larry Page. Both 
took academic leave from the doctoral program to launch 
Google. Only two years after its creation, Google claimed 
an index of more than one billion pages. It now searches 
more than three billion pages and Nielsen/Net ratings last 
February counted 7 3- 5 million unique global users per 
month. More than half of Google's traffic comes from out- 
side of the United States. A privately held company, 
Google currently has more than 1,000 employees world- 
wide, 60 with doctoral degrees. 

Now 30, Brin was named Maryland's Outstanding Young 
Alumnus in May. Brin's ties to the university remain close. 
His father, Michael, is a math professor at Maryland. Brin, 
who brought the family to the United States from Russia 
when Sergey was 6, says he is "extremely proud and 

happy" to have his son 
speak during the com- 
mencement cere- 

For his part, Sergey 
Brin praises the educa- 
tion he got at Mary- 
land: "I got a lot of 
attention, a lot of one 
on one. I was better 
prepared than peers 
from MIT and Harvard." 

His education here 
got an early start. He dropped out of high school after his 
junior year to enroll as a full-time student in the uni versi- 
fy 's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sci- 
ences to study math, graduating in just three years. 

Brin serves on the college's Board of Visitors. This past 
summer, he donated a special version of Google to the 
university as part of a company donation program aimed 
at selected institutions. The two-year donation is valued at 

Sergey Brin 

Passionately Melding Music and Science 


Robyn Ellyn Sanderson 

fever the proper- 
ties of a left brain 
and a right brain 
harmonized in one per- 
son, they did so in 
Robyn Ellyn Sanderson, 
an A' student who is as 
passionate about sci- 
ence as she is about 
music. Just a credit or 
two shy of a citation in 
French, this double 
astronomy and physics 
major says she can't imagine choosing between scientific 
study or singing. Besides Maryland's prestigious Chamber 
Singers, Sanderson sings in a Virginia-based choral group 
and was the music director of a student singing group, 
Voices of Truth, at Maryland for most of her college career. 
In addition to the requirements for her two intense aca- 
demic majors, Sanderson loaded her course schedule with 
classes such as, ancient Greek and scuba, just because 
they interested her. During her junior year she earned A's 
in French gastronomy, literature, music and cinema while 
studying abroad for a semester at the University of Bur- 
gundy in France. At Maryland she also had what she calls 

The Winter Graduates 

the greatest job you can have on campus as an under- 
grad — working as a teacher's assistant —Sanderson taught 
six classes and now aspires to become a physics profes- 

"I love being around an academic environment. I think 
that working at a university would be good for me. I like 
the idea of taking classes for free," she says adding that she 
would like to have a chance to take more history, litera- 
ture and language courses. 

With the plan of beginning graduate school next fall to 
work towards a physics doctorate, Sanderson says she is 
looking forward to a break. She will be visiting a friend in 
Spain for a few weeks after graduation and then wants to 
do something "fun" for a while before going back to 
school, like work in a physics lab. 

According to physics professor Thomas Cohen, despite 
the tendency for men to dominate physics in terms of 
numbers and classroom dynamics, Sanderson held her 
own in class. "A refreshing exception... Robyn functioned 
as the intellectual leader in class discussion, often asking 
probing questions about derivations " he says. 

Edward Maclary, associate professor of music, is equally 
impressed with Sanderson. "She brings an unrivalled work 
ethic, a contagious enthusiasm and a genuine talent for 
singing to every rehearsal," he says. 

Applicant* for degrees 

Most popular master's degrees 

Doctoral Degrees: 


J.fVLBJL 342 

Master":! Degrees: 


2. M. Ed.. Counseling and 

Bachelor'! Degrees: 


Personnel Service* 71 
3. M.S., Electrical Engineering 52 

August graduate* 

4* M.LS-, Library and 

Doctoral Degrees: 


bafbrtnarion Service! 47 

Mister'* Degrees: 


5. M.S., Engineering 44 

fiarbe lor'i Degree*: 


Most popular Ph.D. degrees* 

Moil popular 

Electrical Engineering 25 

undergraduate majors* 

Mmic 21 

1 . Criminal Justice 


Computer Science 15 

2. Computer Science 


Mechanical Engineering IS 


Marine, Esrtiarine and 

4. Government and Politic* 


Environmental Science 13 

5. Economics 


PtycJiotogY 13 
English 13 

Molt popular 

undergraduate degrttf * 

* Bdsfd upon pasi ittrrt ^uttuiitiom: 

e . Criminal Justice 


Eke *Q2,Maf 'OS, Aug '03 

2, Communication 


3, Government and Politic! 


4. Economics 


5, Computer Science 


Fall 2003 Students at a Glance 

Total enrollment: 


Graduate Students: 








Students of color: 






States represented: 


(plus Guam, Puerto 

Rico and the Virgin 


Countries represented: 



NYU Professor Sparks Discussion 
on Urban School Reform 

Higher standards and 
tests alone in urban 
education will not 
improve student achievement, 
contended New York University 
professor of education Pedro 
Noguera, speaking at the Nyum- 
buru Center multipurpose room 
last Wednesday afternoon. 

"I think we should be using 
tests for diagnostic purposes to 
see what [students'] learning 
needs are," Noguera said. 
"School reforms fail because we 
don't focus on changing the cul- 
ture of the schools; if we don't 
change the culture of schools, 
nothing changes." 

"City Schools and the Ameri- 
can Dream: Reclaiming the 

Lynn, in the Department of Cur- 
riculum and Instruction (EDCI), 
and several EDCI graduate and 
doctoral students, lasted two 
hours, not including a follow-up 
question-and-answer session 
held in Cole Field House. 

Lynn said Noguera was origi- 
nally invited to campus to solely 
discuss the issue of school drop- 

"Once we heard that he was 
coming, we decided that we 
should do another talk about 
his bookrLynn said."I think the 
message sent was about looking 
deeply at the social problems 
we have and how they impact 
urban schools. He also advises 
us to spend time in urban 


Pedro Noguera, professor of education at New York University, calls for an 
in-depth look at city schools' problems. 

Promise of Public Education," 
Noguera s newest book, uses 
extensive research findings to 
show that urban student 

achievement rests on the 
fight for social and economic 

"When schools have chil- 
dren's best interest at heart, you 
also see a much higher coopera- 
tion and partnership between 
parents and schools," said 
Noguera, using Catholic schools 
as an example. 

Last week's event, planned by 
education professor Marvin 

schools so that we know more 
about how to fix them." 

Jessica Palladino, an EDCI 
doctoral student and a member 
of the event's planning commit- 
tee, said she was thrilled with 
the turnout. "I thought his 
speech was important for urban 
education," Palladino said. 

"It was a different perspec- 
tive of academia. . . I look for- 
ward to the more intimate dis- 
cussion of the issues in his 
speech, and what he would rec- 
ommend as far as change in 
urban education " 

The Facts About Homework 

The Brookings Institution's Brown Center 2003 Report on 
American Education says that school students don't have 
substantially more homework today than they did 20 years 
ago. The study concludes that there is virtually no evidence sup- 
porting the claim that homework loads have increased significantly 
in recent years. Among the study's findings is that students, even at 
the high school level, typically do not spend more than an hour per 
day doing homework. On average, the time kids spent doing home- 
work increased just three to five minutes per day between 1981 
and 1997. And, despite news stories about parents outraged at the 
theft-by-homework of their children's childhoods, most parents feel 
the amount of work their children bring home from school is 
appropriate — and their children agree. Anecdotal evidence to the 
contrary may be widely and dramatically reported in the media, but 
is not the experience of a majority of students. 

The Brown Center on Education Policy conducts research on 
topics in American education, focusing on efforts to improve aca- 
demic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. For more 
information, visit 

Underwater: Real People, Surreal Images 

Continued from page 1 


Student Regina Kim and her grandmother try out a pose together. Below, Barbara Tyroler with Guivanns 
Jones, 5. 

"The photos from the work- 
shop will soon be available on 
display," says Tyroler, who pro- 
motes community activity to 
her students working toward 
professional and scholarly 
achievements. "This workshop 
was a pilot project, an experi- 
ment. We plan to do it again. 

"Prince George's. County js , 
really active in the arts, and 
that's what it's all about - the 
community resources coming 
together to make art happen." 

Trained as an art and journal- 
istic photographer, with a sec- 
ond career in special education 
counseling,Tyroler has man- 
aged to combine her interests 
in teaching, freelance photog- 
raphy and arts program devel- 
opment with an emphasis on 
adolescents and families. 

A May graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, Baltimore 
County, Tyroler received her 
master of fine arts degree, after 
completing a thesis with the 
same photographs that made 
up the Greenbelt-based exhibi- 

"The exhibitions I have pro- 
duced over the last 20 years 
reflect themes of self-develop- 
ment, journeys and mystical or 
surreal portraiture incorporat- 
ing people into abstract or 
symbolic environments," she 
says. "My work also reflects 20 
years of photographing images 
influenced by a strong and nur- 
turing family life, where 'home' 
is expressed as the people and 
places where security, inspira- 
tion and adventure coexist." 

For nearly 1 5 years, Tyroler 
served as the community serv- 
ice arts outreach coordinator 
for the university's Art Center. 
She also is the recipient of 18 
local, state and nationally fund- 
ed arts-in-education grants. 

Tyroler also runs a commer- 
cial photography business, Ani- 
mage Photography, where she 
specializes in portraits and 


Tyroler's work is unique, said 
Regina Kim, one of Tyroler's 
photography students. 

"She's doing a really good 
job getting our class involved 
in this aspect of photography," 
says Kim, 22, a senior studio art 

Kim attended the workshop 
with her 77-year-old grand- 
mother, who posed as a subject 
for the underwater photo- 
graphs."! enjoyed playing with 
the water and the acrylic mir- 
rors to create a lot of different 
angles for taking pictures of 
my grandmother. 

"I like abstract photography," 
Kim says. "Water is very clear, 
and to see an image distorted 
in the water is very interest- 

Tyroler says she will contin- 
ue her underwater photogra- 
phy project, which she 
describes as more of a psycho- 


logical exploration of familial 
relationships than anything 
else, but she also is interested 
in nocturnal portraiture - the 
perspective of nighttime pho- 

Most importantly, however, 
Tyroler plans to continue offer- 
ing community workshops and 
hopes university faculty and 
their children, as well as stu- 
dents and their parents, will 
attend future workshops. 

"Artistic photography and 
community arts projects com- 
plement my role as a photogra- 
phy instructor " she says. "As a 
member of the American Soci- 
ety of Media Photographers, I 
constantly have to remind 
myself at the meetings - mostly 
focused on digital technology - 
that my work is about commu- 
nity and family, not just about 

— Charmere Gatson, 
journalism graduate student 

DECEMBER 16, 2003 





Exam Week Lunch Specials 

Look for hot entrees, specialty 
sandwiches and salad specials 
available at the Dairy, Physics Cart, 
Rudy's Cafe, Applause Cafe and 
E&M Deli during exam week. 
Lunch specials are available week- 
days through Friday, Dec. 19. 

For locations and hours, visit For menu 
descriptions, visit www.dining. Menu 
offerings are subject to change 
without notice. 

For more information, contact 
Shirlene Chase at (301) 314*054 

Holi-Days Off 

Governor Robert Ehrlich 
announced last week that state 
employees will be given Dec. 26 as 
an extra day to celebrate the holi- 
day season. So that uni versify 
employees can receive the same 
extra holiday as other state 
employees, President Dan Mote is 
extending the winter break 
through Jan. 2. The university will 
reopen on Monday, Jan. 5. 

Regalia Rental 

Faculty and staff regalia can be 
picked up in the Nanticoke Room 
from Dec. 15-19 from 10 a.m. to 
6 p.m. 

For more information, contact 
Meghan Cadden at (301) 314-7839 
or, or 
visit www, 

Fall Grades 

The deadline for submitting final 
fall grades is 10 a.m. on Monday, 
Jan. 5- Faculty are encouraged to 
submit their grades before the 
start of the holidays, although the 
UMEG system will be available for 
use throughout the holiday break. 
There are serious consequences 
for students if grades are not sub- 
mitted by the Jan. 5 deadline. 
Graduating students cannot be 
cleared, and delaying the receipt of 
a student's diploma can sometimes 
affect planned employment. Miss- 
ing grades can result in erroneous 
academic actions related to semes- 
ter honors or probation and dis- 
missal. The receipt of scholarships 
and financial aid can also be 
delayed. Lastly, students rely on 
course grades when making spring 
and summer registration decisions. 

Dissertation Fellowships 

The Harry Frank Guggenheim 
Foundation welcomes proposals 
from any of the natural and social 
sciences and the humanities that 
promise to increase understanding 
of the causes, manifestations, and 
control of violence, aggression and 
dominance. Highest priority is 
given to research that can increase 
understanding and amelioration of 
urgent problems of violence, 
aggression and dominance in the 
modern world. 

These fellowships of $15,000 
each are designed to contribute to 
the support of the doctoral can di- 

Calling all Faculty and Staff Visual Artists 


At the finale of last Year's Fun for the FUNd talent show, several administrators did their best Elvis impersonations. This 
year's variety show will be held on April 27 at 3:30 p.m. Details for the show, auction and raffle ere still being confirmed. 

Do you paint, sculpt or quilt? Are you skilled in drawing, graphic design or photography? 
Would you like an opportunity to showcase your talent and creatively contribute to a wor- 
thy cause? 

If yes, then here's your chance. The call is open for those willing to donate their art for the 
Second Annual Fun for the FUNd: Celebrating Maryland Online Silent Auction that benefits the 
Faculty Staff Assistance Program's Emergency Loan Fund (ELF). The fond is entirely dependent on 
contributions from the campus community. All proceeds raised through the auction benefit ELF a 
support service helping faculty and staff with unexpected financial emergencies provided through 
the loan fond. For more information, go to www. 

Those interested in donating their art are are asked to send their full name, campus department, 
phone, email, office address and three sentences describing their talent by Feb. 6 to Deborah 
Starobin- Armstrong via email at:, or via campus mail at: James 
MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, 1111 Taliaferro Hall. 

So breakout the paint 
brushes, drawing pencils 
and crochet needles, 
'cause it's time to have 
some Fun for the FUNd. 

Fun for the FUNd 

Celebrating Maryland Online Silent Auction 

date to enable htm or her to com- 
plete the thesis in a timely manner, 
and it is only appropriate to apply 
for support for the final year of 
doctoral work. 

Applications for dissertation fel- 
lowships must be received by Feb. 
1 for a decision in June. For more 
information, contact the Harry 
Frank Guggenheim Foundation at 
527 Madison Avenue, New York, 
NY 10022, or (21 2) 644-4907 by 
phone, or (2 1 2) 644-5 1 1 by tax. 

WebCT is the Web-based course 
management tool supported by 
the Office of Information Technol- 
ogy. This January the Institute for 
Instructional Technology will 
sponsor a series of workshops to 
survey various features of the tool, 
including: What is WebCT?, WebCT 
Quick Start for Large Classes, Get- 
ting Started with WebCT, WebCT 
Course Content, webCT Course 
Management, WebCT Collaboration 
and Communication, and WebCT 
Assessment and Evaluation. 

Most workshops are 1.5 hours 
in length and are free to faculty 
and others who are teaching cred- 
ited courses. Visit the IT Web site 
for course descriptions and regis- 
tration information at www.oit. 
umd . edu/iit/current. html . 

For more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at (301) 405-2945 

Teaching with Technology 

The Teaching With Technology 
Conference offers opportunities 
for faculty, teaching assistants and 
instructional technology support 
staff to discuss, demonstrate, or 
debate use of technology to 
enhance the teaching and learning 
process. The call for proposals is 
underway until Feb. 20. Online 
proposal submission is available at 

For more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at (301) 405-2945 

Hearth Center Services 

The University Health Center has 
reached the midpoint of its reno- 
vation project. The new addition 
has been completed and it is now 
time to renovate the existing build- 
ing. The services of the Health 
Center will be moving to the new 
addition over the next several 
weeks and as a result you may 
experience some disruption in 
services until Jan. 1 4. The normal 
appointment system will resume 

on Jan. 15. Once the transition has 
been completed to the new addi- 
tion, access to Health Center serv- 
ices will be available at the rear of 
the building next to Jimenez Hall. 
Final completion of the renovation 
project is scheduled for early next 
fall. Some specific information is 
listed below for three services. 

For more information, visit 
ww^v health. 


Closed: Dec. 18-23 
Open: Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. -noon 
New Location: 1 171 in the new 
addition of the Health Center 

Faculty Staff Assistance 

Closed: Jan. 5-9 

Opcn:Jan. 12,9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
New Location: 0102 A-B in the 
New Addition of the Health Center 

Women's Health 

Open: Dec. 1 5 for emergency 

contraception and birth control 

refills only 

Closed: Dec. 16-24 and Jan. 5-14 
For emergencies during these 
dates, contact Urgent Care in 
the Health Center, or visit www. or call 
(800) 230-PLAN. 

Open: Jan. 15 

New Location: 2101 in the the 

New Addition of the Health Center