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Bridwell 

Says 

Goodbye 

Page 8 



THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 



Volume 20 ■ Number 5 • February '?» 2004 



Reexamining 
A Classic 
Crime Study 

Msirriage and the mili- 
tary bailed out many 
delinquent boys from 
a life of crime, criminology pro- 
fessor John I-aub says, based on 
his long-term follow-up of the 
Unraveling Juvenile Delinquen- 
cy study by Sheldon and 
Eleanor Glueck (1950>. 

"The Glueck study was one 
of the most comprehensive 
studies in criminology," says 
Laub. who stumbled upon the 
data stored in the basement at 
the Harvard Law School Library, 
while serving as a visiting fiel- 
low there in the 1980s, "It is a 
classic study in the field." 

The Gluecks, a married cou- 
ple who spent their careers at 
the law school, studied the 
same 500 delinquent and 500 
non-delinquent boys at ages 14, 
25 and 32. All of the boys were 
white males who grew up in 
disadvantaged neighborhoods 
in Bostot]. 

"For these at-risk kids from 
reform schools, knowing their 
childhood characteristics did 
not help predict who would 
continue in crime and who 
would stop in later adulthood." 

Laub and a colleague, Robert 
Sampson, received funding to 
computerize and re-analyze the 
Gluecks' data, which they pre- 
sented in their book "Crime in 
the Making: Pathways and Tiirn- 
ing Points Through Life," pub- 
lished in 1993. 

In the mjd-90s, with support 
from the Harry Frank Guggen- 
heim Foundation, they launched 
their own follow-up study of 
the original subjects as they 
approached age 70. 

Laub and Sampson spent one 
to two hours interviewing 52 
men (about half of the 500 
delinquents had died). From the 
interviews and criminal 
records, Laub discovered that 
those who had desisted from 
crime found stability in mar- 
riage and employment. Those 
who persisted in crime found 
stability in their imprisonment 
and experienced short-term 
employment, multiple marriages 

See CRIME, page 7 



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Old School Terrapin Pride 




PHOTO B¥ DAVE OTTALINI 



Spirits were high and school colors were everywhere as approximately 500 
Maryland supporters took over the state house in Annapolis for Terrapin 
Pride Day. 

Approximately 400 faculty, staff and students rode one of four of the universi- 
ty's new buses to the capital, where they were met by nearly 150 more supporters. 
The annual event is a chance for the campus community and its friends to let leg- 
islators know how important higher education is to them, and to thank elected 
representatives for supporting the university. Many took the opportunity to meet 
one on one with legislators. 

With recent budget cuts hitting almost every area of the campus, oi^anizers 
were happy to see the large turnout. 

Above, John S. ToU, former University System of Maryland chancellor and pro- 
fessor after whom the physics building is named, greets the crowd after being 
acknowledged. Standing just behind ToU is Maryland Football Coach Ralph 
Friedgen, 



Maryland is "Closing Fast" on Virginia 

Washingtonian Article Offers Favorable Comparison 



"The Unifersity of Virginia and 
the University of Maryland are 
flagship schools of their states. 
They are sources of pride for resi- 
dents and alumni, and engines 
for their state's economies. If they 
were members of a country cluh, 
Virginia would he old money 
and Maryland an upstart. " 

So begins a thousands 
words-long article in 
last month's Washing- 
tonian magazine comparing 
the two schools. When it was 
all over, Maryland walked 
away as an upstart should, 
with a wink and a promise 
that the contest is not over 
Permed by Alvin P Sanolf , 
former managing editor of 
the U.S. News coUege guide, 
the article compares several 
areas of university life. For 
example, Sanoff gives the 
architectural point to Virginia 
for iLs adherence to Jcfferson- 
ian design. However, Mary- 
land gets a "big edge" over 




mfiis 



Virginia as a science power. 

"College Park excels in sci- 
ence and engineering," he 
wrote. "It joins such schools 
as MIT, Princeton, and Cor- 
nell as one of only ten uni- 
versities to make U.S. News' 
top-20 rankings in four hard 
sciences: physics ( 1 3th>, engi- 
neering (l6th), computer sci- 
ence (1 2th), and mathemat- 



PHOTQ BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



ics (:16th)." 

Other areas of excellence 
include Maryland's arts and 
journalism programs. Sarnoff 
wrote that the university "is 
way ahead" of its southern 
peer Calling the Philip Mer- 
rill College of Journalism 
"one of the nation's premier 

See MARVLANU, page S 



Mediators 
Work Qviietly, 
Effectively for 
Consensus 



When in search of a neutral 
party with which to discuss a con- 
cern, members of the campus 
community need not go for. It is 
the job of university ombudsper- 
sons to offer a confidential forum 
for discussion and options for res- 
olution. Below is a quick look at 
each ombudsperson and his or 
her contact information. 

Lee Preston 

faculty ombudsperson 

www.inform .umd.edu/PRES/ 

policies/ii400a.html 

Phone; (30 1)405-2259 

Email: lpreston®wam. umd.edu 

Office: 2132 Main Administration 

As a retired professor emeritus 
from the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business, Preston finds 
his new position a good way to 
continue serving the campus he 
served as a faculty member for 23 
years. Familiar with campus gover- 
nance and informal mediation 
through his 50 years in academe, 
Preston looks forward to helping 
coUeagues. He plans to go through 
formal training through the United 
States Ombudsman Association 
and feels more people should be 
aware of ombuds' services. 

"People with problems may not 
know how to proceed,' he says. 
"New feculty may have a hard 
time distinguishing between 
someone's got it in for me' and 
'that's the way it is.' Chairs and 
deans need to be more aware of 
ways to show equity." 

He wants to make it clear, how- 
ever, that his is not a position that 
changes promotion and tenure 
decisions. "But if something is trou- 
blesome about the procedures, 
then I can help." 

Most of the issues that come to 
Preston's office concern pay equi- 
ty, workload, office space or per- 
sonality differences, 

Roberta Coates 

staff ombudsperson 

www. inform . umd . edu/ 

Campuslnfo/Ctepartments/PRES/ 

staffombuds/ 

Phone:(301)405-5801 

Email: rc0ates@dean5.umd.edu 

Office: 11 12 Cole Field House 

Coates says staff come to her, 
for the most part, for reasons. 
"This is a place to reflect and find 
out what options they have and 
they come to request mediation." 
From the moment visitors walk 
into Coates' office, it is clear that 
peaceful resolution is the goal. An 
area is set apart from her desk 

See OMBUDS, page S 



FEBRUARY I7, 2OO4 






dateline 
maryland 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 5 



WiONESDAV 



february 18 

Noon-1 p.m.. Counseling 
Center Research end Devel- 
opment Presentation 0114 

Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
BIdg. Sociology professor 
Suzanne Btanchi will discuss 
"Gender and Time: The Subtle 
Revolution in American life." 
For more information, contact 
Cadierine Sullivan at 4-7690 or 
cmsI3®umd.edu. 

3-4 p.m.. Department of 
Kinesiology Black History 
Month Lecture 1312 Health 
and Human Performance BuUd- 
ing. Grant Farred of Duke Uni- 
versity will lecture on "Veronis- 
ma: Post-coloniality, Sport, and 
the Racial Unconscious in 
Argentine Society" For more 
information, contact David 
Andrews at 5-2474 or 
dla@umd.edu. 



THURSOAV 



ffebtuarY 1 9 

9:30-11 a.m.. Laboratory 
Safety Orientation Training 
Session 5104 Chesapeake 
Bldg. Presented by the Depart- 
ment of Environmental Safety. 
For more information, contact 
Jeanette Cartron at 5-2131 or 
}cartron@umd. edu . 

1-3 p.m.. Find a PDA 
(BS OS-sponsored course) 

LeFrak. Session PD0402 costs 
$49- For more information, 
contact LeamIT Staff at 5-1670 
or LeaiTiIT@oacs.umd.edu. 

8:45 8.m.-12 p.m., OU Sta- 
tistics Short Courses Begin 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Non-credit classes 
designed to help researchers, 
graduate students and staff 
learn to use statistical pro- 
grams available in campus 
computing environments. 
Advance registiation required. 
See www.oit.umd.edu/sc/ for 
Information about course 
descriptions, fees and registra- 
tion. For more information, 
contact Jane Wieboldt at 5- 
0443 or oit-training@umd.edu, 
or visit www.training.umd.edu. 



february 20 

Noon, Maryland Population 
Research Center Seminar 

1101 Art/Soc Bldg. "Shared 



Beginnings, Divergent Lives: 
Delinquent Boys to Age 70" 
will be presented by John 
Laub, Department of Criminol- 
ogy and Criminal Justice. For 
more information, contact 
Hoda Makar at 4-1049 or 
hmakar@popcenter.umd.edu. 

10 a.m.-6 p.m., 20O4 Sport 
Commerce and Culture 
Symposium 1512 Health and 
Himian Performance Building. 
The focus of this year's Sport 
Commerce and Culture sympo- 
sium is "Sporting Spatialities." 
For more information, contact 
David Andrews at 5-2474 or 
dla@imad.edu, or visit 
www.hhp.umd.edu/KNES/ 
symposium/. 

Itfoon, Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium with 
John looker 1130 Plant Set- 
ences. Tooker, an entomology 
professor from Pennsylvania 
State University, will discuss 
the "Tritrophic Interactions in 
a Prairie Insect Communit>': 
Influence of Gail Wasps on 
TTieir Host Plants." For more 
information, call 5-391 1 . 



S ATU R RAV 



february 21 

8 p.m.. Eleemosynary (final 
performance) Kay Theatre, 
Clarice Stnith Performing Arts 

Center. Sponsored by the 
Department of Theatre. For 
more information, see page 3. 



february 23 

1-3 p.m.. From Textual to 
Spatial Data with ArcView 
3.2 (UM Libraries) 2109 
Mcffcldin Library. This work- 
shop cavers the basics of con- 
verting textual data to spatial 
data and the methods to dis- 
play the mapped phenomena. 
Free, but advanced registration 
is required at www.lib.imid. 
edu/GOV/giswoikshop . html. 
Prerequisite: familiarity with 
ArcView 3-2. The workshop is 
offered ^;ain on Tuesday, 
March 16 from 3-5:30 p.m. and 
Thursday, April 15 from 10 
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Limited to 18 
participants. For more informa- 
tion, contact Kim Ricker at 4- 
1355 or gis@umail.imid.edu. 

7:30 p.m.. First Annual Dis- 
tinguished Lecture Multipur- 
pose Room, Nyumburu Cultur- 
al Center. Donald Miller, profes- 



sor of history at Lafayette Col- 
lege, will discuss "The Histori- 
an as Filmmaker." For more 
information, call the Center for 
Historical Studies at 4«739. 



february 24 

6:30-9:30 p.m., CRS Non- 
CredK Scuba Course Cam- 
pus Recreation Center. A NAUl 
certification will be awarded 
to those who attend all classes 
and pass the skills tests and 
written exam. Participants 
must pass a swimming profi- 
ciency test. Classes will be held 
on Tuesdays, Feb. 24-May 4 
fi-om 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is 
$275. Divers must complete a 
medical form before register- 
ing. Medical forms are located 
online at www, crs.umd.edu. 
Register in person by Feb. 17. 
For more information, contact 
Laura Sutter at 5-PLAY or 
ls220@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.crs . umd. edu . 



WEOMESDAV 



febriiary 25 

12-1:30 p.m., Racism-Relat- 
ed Stress in the Academy 

Nyumburu Cultural Center 
James Jackson, professor of 
psychologj- and director of the 
Center for Afro- American and 
African Studies at the Universi- 
ty of Michigan, will discuss his 
research on racism-related 
stress, particularly its impact 
on an academic community. 
For more information, contact 
Mark Lopez at 5-721 1 or 
lopezm a@ umd . edu . 

12-1 p.m.. Counseling Cen- 
ter Research and Develop- 
ment Presentations Q\ 14 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Bldg. Tod Sloan, co-coordinator 
for the Psychologists for Social 
Responsibility, will discuss 
"Counseling as De-coloniza- 
tion: A Vision for Critical 
Research and Practice." For 
more information, contact 
Catherine Sullivan at 4-7690 or 
cms 13® umd. edu. 



THURSDAY 



february 26 

5-7 p.m.. Spring Scholar- 
ship Awareness PG Room, 
Stamp Student Union. Faculty, 
student advisors and students 
are invited to the 2004 Spring 
Scholarship Awareness event. 



Limited seating. RSVP by Feb. 
20. For more information, con- 
tact Camille Stillweli at 4-1289 
or cstillwe®umd.edu, or visit 
www.scholarships.umd.edu. 



february 27 

Noon, Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium with Jeff 
Shultz 1130 Plant Sciences. 
Sbultz, an entomology protes- 
sor,wlU discuss 'Resolving 
Arthropod Phylogeny: Morph- 
ology, Molecules and Mayhem." 
For more infomration, call 5- 
3911. 

3:30 p.m.. Population 
Research Center Series 
with Nicholas Christakis 

1101 Art/Soc Bldg, Christakis, 
from the Department of Health 
Care Policy at Harvard Medical 
SchooLwlll discuss the "Cas- 
cade Effects with Respect to 
Health and Health Care in 
Social Networks." For more 
information, contact Hoda 
Makar at 4-1049 or hmakar® 
popcenter.imjd.edu. 



M O N D A V 



march 1 

9 a.m. -4 p.m., Web Designer 
and Developer 101 (OIT) 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Registration is required 
at least five business days prior 
to the first day of class. The 
cost is $200 for staff and $ 175 
for {acult>Vstudents. The class 
meets Mondays and Wednes- 
days, March 1,3,8 and 10. For 
more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945 or 
oit-training@umd.edu, or visit 
www. training, umd.cdu. 



march 2^/ 

2004 Presidential Primary 
Election in Maryland. 

1-4 p.m., Photoshop for 
Digital Cameras, Scanners, 
and the Web (BSOS-spon- 
sored course) LeFrak. Section 
PS0403 meets on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., 
March 2, 4, 9 and 1 1 . The cost 
is $ 149 for students; $189 for 
staff, faculty and alumni; and 
$289 for the general pubbc. 
For more information, contact 
LeamTF Staff at 5-1670 or 
LeamIT@oacs.umd.edu, or visit 
http://LcamIT.urad.edu. 



W E ON ES DAY 



march 3 

12-1 p.m.. Counseling Cen- 
ter Research and Develop- 
ment Presentation 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Bldg. Anika Warren, psychologi- 
cal intern at the Counseling 
Center, will discuss "Relations 
Among Racial and Gender 



Identities and Pa id- Worker and 
Family-Carcgiver Roles: An 
Exploration of Black American 
Women." For more informa- 
tion, contact Catherine Sullivan 
at 4-7690 or cmsl3@umd.edu. 



march 5 

Noon, Population Research 
Center Series with David 
Cutler 1 101 Art/Soc Bldg. 
Cutler, an academic dean at 
Harvard University, will discuss 
"Your Money or Your Life: The 
Role of Medical Care in 
Improved Health." For more 
information, contact Hoda 
Makar at 4-1049 or hmakar® 
popcente rumd . edu . 

Noon, Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium with 
Pablo Benevidez 1130 Plant 
Sciences. Benevidez will dis- 
cuss the "Biogeography of Cof- 
fee Berry Borer" For more 
information, call 5-39 11. 

2-3 p.m. Build an e-Resume 
using Dreamweaver 4404 
Computer & Space Science. 
I^rticipants learn how to 
build an online resume. Previ- 
ous experience using Dream- 
weaver is required. Participants 
must pay at the door. For more 
information, contact Carol 
Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd,edu, or visit 
www. oit . umd . edu/pt. 



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



calendar guide 

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of InforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the 
caiendar editor, call (301) 405-7468 or send e-mail to outlook@accmail.umd.edu. 



Outlook 



Oidfaot is the monthly faculty-stafT 
newspaper serving the University 
of M^bnd campus community. 
Online editions of Oiif/iwfe art 
published weekly at http:/ /outlook. 
coUcgepublisher. com. 

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tions and campus information are 
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OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Letting Go 



jC 



woman clings 
to a crimson 
curtain that 
hangs from the 
ceiling. She gingerly reaches up 
with a pair of scissors and cuts 
the febric slowly until she 
crashes to the floor of the 
stage. 

'With that strik- 
It^ visual image, 
choreographer 
Donna Uchizono 
begins "Butterflies 
feim my Hand," a 
work that makes 
its area premiere 
at the Clarice 
Smith Performing 
Arts Center's 
Dance Theatre on 
Thursday, April 1 
and Friday,Apri] 2 
at 8 p.m. 

Called "brilliant- 
ly imaginative" by 
The New York 
Times, "Butter- 
flies" poses 
provocative ques- 
tions about vul- 
nerability, surren- 
der and the power gained 
through the act of letting go. 
Uchizono said of the genesis of 
the work, "We started to 
explore ideas of resistance, of 
hanging on, of conflict and 
release and filing and suspen- 
sion. Then I talked about think- 
ing that what you're hanging 
onto is the thing that you think 
is supporting you. So the first 
action is about the courage it 
takes to make a change." Per- 
formed by a quartet of dancers, 
the resultant piece creates "a 



landscape alive with vivid col- 
ors, textures and fleeting but 
intense human interactions" 
(The New York Times). 

Since the debut of the New 
York-based Donna Uchizono 
Company in 1990, Uchizono 
has been praised for her "wit, 



world. I'm interested in that 
moment — when the awkward 
becomes elegant." 

The Donna Uchizono Com- 
pany will also participate in a 
free Take Five event on Tuesday, 
March 30 at 5:30 p.m., during 
which they will perform 




spicy movement and rich 
invention." Also known for her 
exploration of the awkward 
rendered beautiful, Uchizono 
has explained her interest in 
the seemin^y ordinary: "1 am 
interested in what I call awk- 
ward-elegance,' the discovery of 
beauty in the unexpected. . . 
When pelicans take off from 
water to fly, they are gangly and 
awkward," she said in a 1993 
interview, "but they hit this 
point where they become the 
most beaudfiil things in the 



excerpts from "Butterflies ' and 
discuss the creative process. 
Following the ticketed perform- 
ances on April 1 and 2, there 
will also be question-and- 
answer sessions with the 
artists .These performances arc 
funded in part by the National 
Dance Project of the New Eng- 
land Foundation for the Arts. 

Tickets for the performances 
arc $25, $5 for students. To 
order, visit www.claricesmith- 
center.umd.edu or call (301) 
405-ARTS. 



Classic Cyrano Production Marks Reunion 



One of the biggest theatri- 
cal triumpfis in history, 
Edmofid Rostand's 
"Cyrano de Bergerac" received 
40 curtain calls on its opening 
night in 1897 and went on to 
dazzle full houses for 500 per- 
formances. It even inspired 
merchandising mania, yielding 
Cyrano wine, cheese, soaps, 
ashtrays, pipes, hats and more. 

The hig-rsosed swordsman 
and poet's popularity continues 
today. Now the classic play has 
inspired an upcoming reunion 
of numerous faculty members 
with a longtime associate, 
prominent off-Broadway direc- 
tor Susan Einhorn. The new 
production of an unpublished 
translation/adaptation by Nagle 
Jackson with original music by 
Adrlenne Albert will run in the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center's Kay Theatre from 



March 5 to 13, and will feature 
Department of Theatre Prof, 
Mitchell Hebert in the title role 
with supporting student cast. 
The all-faculty design team 
includes lighting design by 
department chair Daniel 
Maclean Wagner, scenic design 
by Dan Conway and costume 
design by Helen Huang, 

Einhorn notes that she's 
thrilled to be reunited with 
profs. Wagner, Conway and 
Huang, with whom she created 
the 40th anniversary production 
of John Osborne's "Look Back in 
Anger" to critical acclaim at the 
Studio Theatre in Washington, 
D.C, She also is excited to work 
once again with Prof. Hebert. 
whom she directed in Mark Han- 
diey's "tdioglossia" (which 
became the mbvie "Nell") at 
Washington's New Playwrights 
Theatre, with lighting rfesign by 



Daniel Maclean Wagner. Wag- 
ner observes that both he and 
Hebert thought of Einhorn 
immediately when making plans 
for the production, 

"Susan was our first choice 
to direct Cyrano. We thought it 
would be really interesting to 
have it directed from a 
woman's perspective. " The tale 
of the poet and guardsman, 
with all of its swaggering 
swordfights and duels, Einhorn 
notes, is also a beautiful love 
story. "It's about romantic love. 

Capital R, capital I And that 

what seems to be ugly is really 
beautiful. Art should explore 
those paradoxes in the uni- 
verse." 

Tickets are S20, S5 for stu- 
dents. For showtimes and to 
order tickets. Visit www.clarice- 
smithcenter.umd.edu or call 
(301) 405-ARTS. 



Faculty Artist Performs 
Benefit Recital 



After Castro seized 
power in Cuba, Santia- 
go Rodriguez' parents sent 
their two boys to America 
to live in an orphanage 
imder the care of Catholic 
Charities. Santiago's moth- 
er had concealed some 
money and a note, begging 
the nuns to continue his 
j musical education— he 
had been playing the 
piano since he was four. 

Two years after his 
arrival in the United 
States, he made his con- 
cert debut with the New 
Orleans Philharmonic. 
Rodriguez went on to 
launch an international 
career, winning first prize 
in the William KapeU Inter- 
■ national Piano Competi- 
tion in 1975 and the silver 
medal at the Van Cliburn 
! Internationa] aPiano Com- 
' petition in 1981. This 
I School of Music faculty 



that Rodriguez "is bom for 
Rachmaninov." 

For more than 20 years, 
Rodriguez has been a pro- 
fessor of piano and since 
1997, has been an artist-in- 
residence at the utiiversity. 
He was one of the first 
recipients of the prestigious 
Avery Fisher Career Grant, 
and has since performed all 
over the world in recital and 
with leading orchestras, 
including the London Sym- 
phony, the Philadelphia, 
Chicago, St. Louis and 
National Symphony Orches- 
tras. National Public Radio's 
"Guide to Building a Classi- 
cal CD Collection" recom- 
mends three of Rodriguez' 
recordings as 'the best avail- 
able" performances. His 
amazing life and artistry 
were profiled on "CBS Sun- 
day Morning" with Charles 
Kurault in 1993, and he has 
been featured on ABC, NBC, 



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artist, dubbed "a phenome- 
nal pianist" by The New 
YoiicTimes, will perform a 
recital as part of the Schol- 
arship Benefit Series on 
Saturday, March 13 at 8 
p.m. m the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center's 
Dekelboum Concert Hall, 

The program will 
include works by de Falla, 
Granados, Albeniz, 
Debussy, Stravinsky, Rach- 
maninov and more. 
Rodriguez has performed 
all of Rachmaninov's major 
piano works in concert, 
and is currcntly record- 
ing "The Rachmaninov 
Edition," which, when 
completed, will encom- 
pass the entire catalog 
of the composer's solo 
piano compositions. 
Gramophone praised 
Volumes 1 and 2 of the 
collection for "such a 
spellbinding mix of high- 
bom virtuosity and poet- 
ic glamour," proclaiming 



PBS, CBC and CNN. 

For well over a quarter of 
a century, the School of 
Music's Scholarship Beneflt 
Series has showcased out- 
standing Acuity and stu- 
dents from the school. Fea- 
turing five to six concerts 
per year, the series raises 
money to fond scholarships 
for undergraduate students. 
Tickets are $20, $5 for stu- 
dents. To order, visit 
www.claricesmithcentcr. 
umd.edu or call (301) 405- 
ARTS. 



For ticket inform adon or to 
request a season broctiure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
30L405,ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter. umd , edu . 

Glance Smith 

PERFORJviINGAKrs 
Centterat Maryiand 




FEBRUARY 17, 2004 



Faculty Honored for Art and Research 



T 



he Office of Research and Graduate Studies has announced its Creative and Performing Arts and General Research Board awards for 
the 2004-05 academic year. The two categories allow faculty members to devote time to a research project, either during a semester 
or the summer. Recipients are expected to disseminate their results through pubOcations or other scholarly work. 



Creative and 
J^rforming Arts 
Awards 2004-2005 

Aft 

William Richardson 
5x5:Aii Unwound Painting 

English 

John Auchard 

Not Going to Ethiopia 

Michael Collier 

Completion of New Collection 

of Poems 

Susan Leonaidi 
Nun Country 

Languages, Literatures 
and Cultures 

David Branner 

liteiary Translation of the 

Yanshi jiaxun 

Music 

Linda Mabbs 
Twentieth-Century Shakespeare 

David Branner 

Literary Translation of the 

Yanshijiaxun 

General Research 
Board 2004-2005 

Semester Research Award 

College of Arts & 
Humanities 

Art History and 
Archaeology 

Jason Kuo 

Innovation andljradition in 
Modem Chinese Art: A Study 
of Kang Youwei (1858-1927) 

Classics 

Judith Hallett 
Re-reading Roman Women 
Writers in their Literary and 
Historical Context 

English 

Caria Peterson 
Family History In Public 
Places: Reconstmcting African- 
American Life in 1 9th Century 
NewYorit City 

History 

Jeffrey Herf 

The Jewish War: Goebbels and 
the Anti-Semitic Offensives of 
the Nazi Propaganda Ministry 

Daryle Williams 
The Blackness of Beauty: 
The Brazilian Academy of 
Fine Arts Under Slavery and 
Emancipation, 18I6-19H 

Languages, Literatures 
and CuKures 

Mar>' Ellen Scullen 
Saying What You Mean: The 
Development of Compeasa- 
tory Strategies in L2 French 
Interlanguage 



Philosophy 

Peter Carruthers 

The Architecture of the Mind 

Christopher Morris 

Forms of Global Governance: 

Alternatives to the State System 

Women's Studies 

Seung-Kyung Kim 
Gender Politics in Democratic 
South Korea: Dynamics Among 
Civil Society, Government, and 
the Academy 



College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

Government and Politics 

Charles Butterworth 
The Ori^s of Islamic 
PhUosphy 

Virginia Haufler 
From Regulation to Responsi- 
bility: Expectations for Foreign 
Investor Behavior 

Psychology 

Charles Stangor 
The Development and Influ- 
ence of E^itarianism and 
Traditionalism Values 



College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences 

Astronomy 

Michael Cole Miller 
Gravitational Waves from 
Intermediate-Mass Black Holes 

Mathematics 

Jeffrey Adams 

Atlas of Lie Groups and 

Representations 



College of Education 

Counseling and Personnel 
Services 

Ruth Fassinger 

Career Experiences of Women 

in the Chemical Industry 



College of Life Sciences 

Biology 

Catherine Carr 

Neural Coding of tnterauial 

Time Differences in Birds 

William Jeffery 

Evolution of the Neural Crest 

Entomology 

Mai^aret Palmer 
Restoration Ecology in Theory 
and Practice 



School of Engineering 

Chemical Engineering/ 
Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Sandra Greer 

Transport and Self-Assembly of 

Biolc^cal Molecules in Solution 

Sutnmer Research Award 

College of Arts & 
Humanities 

Com mun icatio n 

Trevor Parry-Giles 
A Return to Relevance: Bill 
Clinton's Response to the 
Oklahoma City Bombing 

Monique Turner 
Seeking Genital Herpes 
Information: A Test of the 
Anxiety Reduction Hypothesis 

English 

Theresa Coletti 

Geoffiey Chaucer and Christine 

de Pizan: Reading in Tandem 

History 

Clare Lyons 

Sex Stories: Race, Gender & 

Sexuality in the Creation of the 

18th Century British American 

Empire 

Languages, Literatures 
and Cultures 

Lauta Demaria 

Mapping Argentina: Spatial (Hi) 
Stories Between Buenos Aires 
and the Provinces 

Linguistics 

Rosalind Thornton 
The Status of Fragments 
in Early English 

Women's Studies 

Elsa Baridey Brown 
Manhood and Womanhood in 
the African-American Urban 
South: The Worlds of Maggie 
Lena Walker and Edward 
McConnell Dnimmond 



College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

Economics 

Jonah Getbach 

Welfare Reform or Strong 

Economy? An Experimental 

Analysis of the Drop in 

Caseloads 

Zhe (Girder) Jin 

Biased Inspector Behavior 

Government and Politics 

Scott Kastner 

Commercial Integration in the 

Shadow of Political Conflict 



Hearing and Speech 
Sciences 

Roche He Newman 
Determining the Number of 
Semantic Neighbors for 
Spoken Words 



College of Computer, 
Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences 

Mathematics 

Niranjan Ramachandran 
Arithmetic Geometry and 
Non-commutative Geometry 

College of Education 

Counseling and Personnel 
Services 

Karen Inkelas 

Understanding the Influence 
of Educational Experiences on 
Asian Pacific American Students' 
Aspirations and Identity 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Marvin Lynn 

Black Male Teachers as Inquir- 
ers and Change Agents: Exam- 
ining the Persistent Under- 
achievement of African Ameri- 
can Male High School Students 

Millicent Kushner 
Effective Strategies to Eteliver 
Oral language and Reading to 
English Language Learners 
Receiving Instruction m 
General Education and ESOL 
Classrooms 

Human Development 

Natasha Oibrera 
Fathers m the Healthy Attach- 
ment Promotion for Parents 
and Infants Project 



College of Life Sciences 

Biology 

Hey-Kyoung Lee 

Cellular Mechanisms of Global 

Synaptic Plasticity in the Visual 

Cortex 

Cell Biology and Molecular 
Genetics 

Jeffrey DeStefino 

Role of Nucleocapsid Protein 

CNC) in HIV Recombination 

June Kwak 

Identification of RCNl — 
Interacting Proteins and their 
Roles in ABA Signaling in 
Arabidopsis Guard Cells 



Health and Human 
Performance 

Kinesiology 

Michael Silk 

Faces of the Iimer Harbor: 
Fractal City, Urban Dreams, 
Lived Realities 



Robert H. Smith School 
of Business 

Accounting & Information 
Assurance 

Partha Sengupta 
Do Companies Learn From 
Lawsuits? The Impact of 
Securities Class Action 

Decision & Information 
Technologies 

Katherine Stewart 
Determinants of Complexity 
in Open Source Sofitware 
Development 

Sanjay Gosain 

Mobilizing Collective Action 
Around Technological 
Standards: An Exploration of 
Firm Networks in the Java 
Community Process 

Finance 

Nagpumanand Prabhala 
Docs the Stock Market Value 
Employee Stock Option 
Grants: Empirical Evidence 

Management and 
Organization ■ "iH 

Debra Shapiro 

Reporting Wrong Doing to the 
Media: Who Does This, When, 
and Why? 

Brent Goldfarb 
Serial Entrepreneurship: 
Antecedents and Conse- 
quences 

Marketing 

Sanjay Jain 

Strategic Implications of Social 

Influences on Consumer 

Choice: A Game Theoretic 

Analysis 

Joydeep Srivastava 

An Empirical and Theoretical 

Analysis of Price-Matching 

Guarantees 



School of Architecture 

Historic Preservation 

Angel Nieves 

We Gave Our Hearts and Lives 

To It: African-American Women 

Reformers and Nation-Building 

in the Post-Reconstruction 

South 

School of Engineering 

Civil and Environmental 
Engineering 

Ahmet Aydilek 
Sorption of Petroleum 
Residues Using High Carbon 
Content Fly Ash 



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Ombuds: Seeking Peace, Offering Options 

Continued fiom page 1 




Roberta Coates 

space features chairs arranged in 
a small circle. Candles provide 
soft light and soothing scents. 
Coates, a mediator for nearly a 
decade, doesn't ask visitors to fill 
out paperwork and she almost 
never takes notes. She doesn't 
want people to get the impres- 
sion that their concerns arc 
being documented. If she needs 
to jot information down, she'll 
ask first. 

Interestingly, not writii^ things 
down is what causes many of the 
conflicts she mediates. "I'm very 
busy around PRD time. If some- 
one is not doing a good job, but 
that hasn't been communicated 
by their supervisor beforehand, 
they get broadsided with critical 
feedback then." 

She's particularly concerned 
about this year's performance 
review cycle. "It's been a very 
painful year for some. Everybody 
wants merit, but if a supervisor 
hasn't built a good case for 
merit. . . " 

In both positive and negative 



Joanne DeStato 

instances, Coates says,"it's only 
fair to the person" to document 

information. 

Joanne DeSiato 

graduate student ombudsperson 
www.vprgs.umd.edu/ombuds/ 
Phone:(301)405-3132 
Email: jdesiato®umd,edu 
Office: 2103 Lee Building 

DeSiato wants graduate stu- 
dents to remember that 
doing nothing is just as much an 
option as planning a course of 
action when looking to resolve 
an issue. 

"Sometimes just talking about 
it is enough," she says. 

One of her first steps is to find 
out what the student may have 
already done. DeSiato then offers 
some possible next-step ideaS^-'' ' 
"which may include going back 
and talking to a faculty member." 

She acknowledges that ofen 
graduate students feel vulnera- 
ble. Concerns about assistant- 
ships or bureaucracy come up 



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PHOTOS B¥ MONETTE AUSTIN BAtLEV 

Lee Preston 

and they're not sure where to 
turn. Her mediation philosophy, 
honed from 18 years in the pro- 
fession, is "to help people think 
about things in a way that opens 
up solutions tfiat they hadn't 
come to yet. We don't tell you 
what you have to do." 

By putting concerns in the 
context of the university's struc- 
ture, DeSiato hopes she is able to 
give graduate students helpful 
perspective. "For the most part, 
the way academia is structured 
works." 

Though most issues are indi- 
vidual, DeSiato does keep track 
of things that may indicate sys- 
temic problems. As with aL 
ombuds, she communicates 
these concerns with imiversity 
administrators. 

DeSiato says she actually does 
more "shutde diplomacy" and 
coaching than mediation these 
days, but as long as she's helping, 
she's happy. "This woit is a lot of 
fim. I like helping people figure 
out what might work for them." 



Maryland: Beginning to Lead the Way 

Continued from page 1 



undet^raduate pro- 
grams'and quoting Vir- 
ginia President John 
Casteen ni saying, "We 
are m the middle of 
expansion of the fine 
and performing arts that 
is a direct outgrowth of 
what I saw at Maryland." 

Virginia did receive 
the''money in the bank" 
nod with Samoff noting 
that 27 percent of its 
alumni donate to the 
school, compared to 
Maryland's alumni giv- 
ing rate of 17 percent. 
However, it was a tie 
when it came to looking 
at who chains more for 
its top-flight education, 

"For out-of-state rs, it 
may boil down to who 

can offer the best financial package," Samoff wrote, 
mentioning that cuts in state funding have affected 
each school. 

He continues, "At Maryland, about 70 percent of 
students receive some form of financial assistance, 
in contrast to 43 percent at Virginia. The difference 
reflects, in part, Maryland's higher cost for in-state 
students and its generous use of merit scholar- 
ships." 

The article also examined less serious aspects of 




higher education, such 
as social life and athlet- 
ics. Maryland comes 
out ahead athletically, 
in part because of 
recent championships 
and the still-new Com- 
cast Center, which Vir- 
ginia admits to model- 
ing for its own under 
construction. "We arc 
using the same lead 
architect," Virginia ath- 
letic director Craig Lit- 
tle page is quoted as 
saying, who was hired 
with the example set 
by Maryland's Debbie 
Yow in mind, said Cas- 
teen. 

As for parries and 
dorm life, the schools 
are in a tie. Virginia gets 

points for its small, commimity feel and Maryland 

receives kudos for 'creatively [combining] housing 

with academic life." 

Though there isn't really a competition brewing 

between the schools, Samoff sums it up by saying 

who puUs out ahead depends largely on how each 

institution handles the future. 

"How successfully each adapts may determine 

which institution has the edge over the long nm," 

he wrote. 




Book Bag 



And Then Th«v 
Ware Nuns: A 
Hovel 

Susan Leonard!, 
Department of 
English 

(Firebrand Books, 
Michigan, 2003) 

About the lives of 
women who recre- 
ate the traditional 
nunnery experience 
and challenge 
Catholic Church 
notions. 




Robert Johnson: 
Lost and Found 

Barry Lee Pearson, 
Department of English, 
and Bill McCulloch 

(University of Illinois 
Press, 2003) 

A look at one of the 
blues' most celebrated 
musicians, without the 
mythology that sur- 
rounds him and how 
that mythology came 
to be. 



The University of 
Maryland, College 
Park, Then and 
Now 

Garry Ade I man 
(Montrose Review 
Press Ltd., London, 
2003) 

More than 40 histori- 
cal photos from the 
university's archives 
are contrasted with 
shots taken at the same 
locations and with the 
same angles late last 
year, with brief com- 
mentary. 




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White Nationalism, 
Bla<:li Interests: 
Conservative Public 
Policy and the Black 
Community 

Ron Walters, Depart- 
ment of Government and 
Politics 

(Wayne State Universi- 
ty Press, 2003) 

Traces the emergence 
of "a new white national- 
ism" and its affect on the 
conservative movement, 



public discourse and public policy. 



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he next Book Bag will appear in the March 16 issue of 
Outlook. Submissions, and questions, should be sent to: 
outlook@accmail.umcl.edu. 



FEBRUARY I?, 2OO4 



Academic Leaders Recognized 



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ach year, the university chooses a select group of tenured faculty who are leaders in scholarship and 
teaching. Selections are based on peer references, student comments and professional accomplishments. 
Each honoree will receive a monetary award for scholarly activities and will present a lecture in the 
fall. Below are brief academic profiles of the seven 2004-05 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. 




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Jackson Bryer 



Michael Coptan 



James Duncan 




Michael Fu 



Jackson R. Bryer, a professor in the 
Department of English, is known as 
much for his scholarly work as he is for 
his attention to students. A faculty 
member for nearly 40 years, Bryer is 
interaationally recognized as as an 
authority on American and modem 
drama and American iiction of the 20th 
century. He has published extensively 
on the work of F, Scott Fitzgerald, 
Eugene O'Neill and others. 

With respect to his reputation among 
students, one colleague said he has 
heard nothing but "spariding tilings" 
about Bryer 's teactiing. 'Professor Bryer 
successfiiUy integrates critical inquiry 
and professional development to offer 
his students classes that are stimulating, 
challenging, and productive," wrote a 
former doctoral student. 

Michael Coplan, of the College Of Mathe- 
matical, Computer and Physical Sciences 
and director of the chemical physics 
graduate program, provides "outstand- 
ing" research in the areas of experimen- 
tal space science and atomic and molec- 
ular collisions. Also a professor in the 
Institute for Physical Science and Tech- 
nology, Coplan is noted for major contri- 
butions to the understanding of the ori* 
gins and evolution of solar wind, the 
composition of comets and other related 
studies. 

Coplan, who has taught a wide variety 
of undergraduate and graduate courses, 
is widely recognized for the enthusiasm 
and integrity he brings to his research 
and teaching. Over the years he has 
taken on difficult and unpopular teach- 



ing assignments and transformed them 
into courses eagerly sought out by stu- 
dents. 

Clark School of Engineering Professor 
Janwa Duncan brings to campus a "won- 
derful example" of teaching and a repu- 
tation for "exceptional" work in the field 
of fluid dynamics. He has been called 
"unquestionably the world leader in 
experimental research on the mechanics 
of spilling breakers." Colleagues at Mary- 
land, MIT and Johns Hopkins University 
praise Duncan's work. 

Nomination materials include numer- 
ous references to his "effective" teaching. 
Former students appreciate his hands- 
on, personal approach to their woric. 
Duncan writes in his nomination pack- 
age that there isn't a "clear boundary" 
between his research and his teaching. 
Much of his work is done with under- 
graduate and ^aduate students, he 
writes. 

Bryan Eichhom, associate chair for gradu- 
ate studies in the chemistry and bio- 
chemistry department, is known for his 
many collaborations on- and off-campus. 
He is helping Congressman Albert Wynn 
draft a hydr<^cn economy bill and the 
university design a Center for Hydrogen 
Economy Research. Eichhom's research 
subjects range from fundamental proper- 
ties of inoi^anic clusters to the produc- 
tion of nanoparticles from molecular 
precursors. His woric is Internationally 
acknowledged. 

To his students, Eichhom is always 
available as a mentor and friend. "He 



George Quesier 



was a very kind and understanding 
advisor that did not yell at you when 
you made a mistake in the lab," says 
Khamphee Phomphrai. Since Eichhorn 
became chair, the number and diversity 
of incoming graduate students has 
improved. (Photo not available) 

Michaal Fu is professor of management 
science in the Robert H. Smith School of 
Business, and holds a joint appointment 
with the Listitute for Systems Research 
(ISR). Fu's research focuses on simulation 
methodology and applied probability 
modeling, with applications toward man- 
ufacturing systems and fmancial engi- 
neering. He is currently the simulation 
area editor for the flagship journal in his 
field, Operations Research. 

Fu's awards include the HE Operations 
Research Division Award (1999), the 
ISR's Outstanding Systems Engineering 
Faculty Award (2002), the Business 
School's Allen J. Krowe Award for Teach- 
ing Excellence (1995) and the INFORMS 
College on Simulation's Outstanding 
Publication Award (1998) for his book, 
"Conditional Monte Carlo: Gradient Esti- 
mation and Optimization Applications." 

Bnice James, a professor of soil chem- 
istry, integrates instruction and his 
research in his courses. He revamped the 
undergraduate soil chemistry curriculum 
by dropping outdated materials and 
courses and adding new and relevant 
ones. His research specializes in oxida- 
tion-reduction processes, heavy metal 

See LEADERS, page 7 



Scholarly Conversations 

With so much interesting scholar- 
ly work on campus, it can be 
hard to keep up, remarked President 
Dan Mote at a recent presentation 
designed to do just that — showcase 
the university's broad array of inter- 
sectional scholarship. 

At the first Provost's Conversation 
on Diversity, Democracy and Higher 
Education of the Spring semester, 
professors Angel David Nieves and 
Sharon Harley talked briefly about 
their work in context of the recendy 
released "Research on Race, Gender, 
and Ethnicity at UM: Perspectives on 
Diversity" report. Compiled by the 
Consortium on Race, Gender, and 
Ethnicity (CRGE),it looks at die con- 
nections of those three key areas — 
employing the phrase intersectional 
scholarship — through the work of 61 
faculty members. 

Bonnie Thornton Dill, CRGE direc- 
tor, introduced the speakers and gave 
a bit of background on the project. 
She said she was "inspired and invig- 
orated" by the scope, intercollegiate 
nature, achievements outlined in and 
the transformative nature of the 
report. 

"However, not all people and work 
were captured for this and they will 
be put on the Web site," she added, 
which is updated regularly. There will 
be several odier activities related to 
the report. 

Harley, professor in the Department 
of African American Studies, spoke of 
the campus' internationally recog- 
nized intersectional work. She provid- 
ed a brief history on how she came to 
know about others looking at the 
"intersectionality of race, gender and 
class." From an initial gathering of 
scholars in her home 10 years ago 
grew regular "sister scholar" seminars 
and a book, "Sister Circle: Black 
Women and Worit." Her colleagues 
now help form other such work col- 
lectives at universities nationwide, 

Nieves spoke of the university's 
"unparalleled"support for his inter- 
sectional work as an architect, anthro- 
pologist and historian. A professor 
with the School of Architecture's his- 
toric preservation program, Nieves 
talked about his work imderstanding 
the contributions black women made 
to history through their role in build- 
ing institutions. 

After telling an anecdote about 
Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker, 
he said, "Other women in African- 
American history were not as fortu- 
nate to leave behind a literary legacy, 
and instead have left us with the only 
physical artifacts of their life's work in 
the institutions they helped build." 

An example of how he makes 
intersectional work real to the com- 
munity came through a project in 
1996. As part of his work as a curator 
at the Smithsonian, Nieves gave cam- 
eras to young moms in the Mount 
Pleasant neighborhood and asked 
them "to photograph the important 
places and spaces in their communi- 
ty." There are plans for a community 
museum. 

The 30-page report, which was 
comissioned by the president's diver- 
sity panel in four years ago, is broken 
into three main areas: an introduction 
to intersectional research, Maryland 
research centers and feculty research. 

A research day will be held on Sept. 
22, 2004 to showcase more of the 
work highlighted in the CRGE report. 
For more information, go to 
www.crgc.umd.edu. 



OUTLOOK 



Conversation on Diversity, 
Democracy and Lack of 
Education 



"W 



ere all victims of 
a bad education," 
says Francis Adams, 
co-author of "Alienable Rights: 
The Exclusion of African Ameri- 
cans in a White Man's Land, 
1619-2000." 

Adams and his co-author, 
Barry Sanders, discussed the 
elusive equality and acceptance 
of blacks in this nation from 
colonial times to the present at 
this semester's second Provost 
Conversation on Diversity, 
Democracy and Higher Educa- 
tion held at the Nyumburu Cul- 
tural Center last Thursday. 
Adams and Barry say their 



book is geared toward a white 
audience. "We really don't know 
our history," Sanders says about 
what the history books and les- 
sons don't tell you. "We need 
more discussion on race to 
move forward." In order to do 
that, the literary duo agree that 
major improvements in race 
relations could start with the 
coming election and will take a 
significant Investment of federal 
ftmds. 

The next conversation will 
feature "Racism Related Stress in 
the Academy," and will be held 
on Feb. 25 from 12-1:30 p.m. in 
the Nyumburu Cultural Center. 



Crime: Marriage is Deterrent 

Continued fiom page 1 



and military dishonor 

Laub calls the young burglars 
and car thieves, who succum- 
bed to more adult crimes like 
sexual assault, armed robbery 
and gun violence, coupled with 
alcohol abuse, "social nomads." 
Boston Billy, for example, had 
just been released from serving 
a 10-year sentence for armed 
robbery at tlie age of 68 when 
he was interviewed. 

" ITo all of the subjects] crime 
was attractive, even those that 
desisted from crime had some 
ambivalence about the devious 
lives they left behind. It's not as 
if these guys suddenly turned 
into saints but because of their 
circumstances they now had 
obligations and commitments 
that they did not want jeopard- 
ized." 

Laub and Sampson recently 
published the culmination of 
this research In their book, 
'Shared Beginnings, Divergent 
Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 
70" (Harvard University Press) 
in December, 

"One of the goals of our work 
te to understand the unfolding 
of lives over the full life course. 
For example, how people 
change from being delinquent 



as adolescents to leading con- 
ventional lives as adults?" 

Laub says he's always been 
interested in criminal patterns 
of continuity and change. He 
wanted to be a cop before tak- 
ing an undergraduate course in 
criminology at the University of 
Illinois, where he majored in 
criminal justice. Laub also has a 
master's and doctoral degree in 
criminal justice from the State 
University of New York at 
Albany, where he met Sampson. 

The native Chicagoan says 
the Gluecks' study would b& 
extremely difficult to repeat 
today because subjects would 
be much harder to trace, but if 
he could he would include gen- 
der and diversity in the study. As 
for his own follow-up -work, 
Laub said he's very happy with 
how it turned out. 

"If we had more funds per- 
haps we could have inter- 
viewed more people and maybe 
we could have found 100 per- 
cent of the original delinquents. 
Even with limited resources, we 
did locate 80 percent of the 
original delinquent sample and 
there was a 35-year gap from 
the time they were last inter- 
viewed by the Gluecks." 



Leaders: Academic Honors 

Continued jrom page 6 



and aluminum chemistry and 
trace element speclation and 
analysis. 

As the first director of the 
Environmental Science and Poli- 
cy program, which encompass- 
es students from three other 
colleges, James also teaches 
two of the program's classes. 
Frequently awarded for his 
research and teaching skills, 
James is a routine science fair 
judge and research practicum 
advisor for public school stu- 
dents, 

George Quester, professor with 
the Department of Government 
and Politics, is frequendy quot- 
ed in the media concerning 
international affoirs and Ameri- 



ca's foreign policies. His early 
work focused on nuclear deter- 
rence and defense policy, 
though he has also done work 
on chemical and biological 
weapons, hurtian rights and 
non-lethal weapons. Many of 
those who nominated Quester 
point to his in-depth and broad 
knowledge as an asset to stu- 
dents and colleagues. 

Quester expects a lot of his 
students, but gives a lot in 
return. They note his creativity 
and ability to bring real-world 
sensibility to broad concepts. 
Peers frequently seek his coun- 
sel and he is widely credited for 
helping to bring the depart- 
ment to its current prominent 
status. 



Peeking Into the Past 










The above is an excerpt from the journal of Leonidas Dodson in June 1857, when a slave close to his family 
died from complications due to measles (his own daughter died shortly afterward). It reads: "Perhaps hun- 
dreds would ridicule my tears and regrets over this little obscure slave. I care not, let others deal as they may. 
I cannot feel that the fortuitous circumstances of birth or social condition? changes the relation we sustain 
towards, or the sympathy we should feel for our entire race." 



Anew exhibit at Hombake Library consid- 
ers how the stories of the lives of eight 
Marylanders illuminate and reflect larger 
historical themes and realities, such as religion, 
war, politics, race, careers and family life. 

"In the Parlor: The Personal Uves of Marylan- 
ders," curated by Jermy Levine, is on display in 
the Maryland Room Gallery now through June. 
Levine used diaries, letters, photographs, scrap- 
books, published materials, government records 
and memorabilia from the Libraries' Archives 
and Manuscripts Department to create the his- 
torical glimpse of Maryland life in the 19th and 
20th centuries. 

"The people and collections highlighted in 
this exhibit span a wide range of political, reli- 
gious, social and economic spheres," she says. 
"The materials that these people left behind, 
either intentionally with the historical record In 
mind, or merely as a part of their daily routine, 
provide an intimate look at both private and 
public life." 

Included are the stories of Maryland politi- 
cians, women, teachers, scientists, writers and 
people involved in the University' of Maryland 
community. "In many ways, their lives over- 
lapped, although none of the individuals in this 
exhibit, to our knowledge, were acquainted 
with each other." 

Among the items on display is the foUowing 
excerpt from the diary of Susan Mathlot Gale, a 
young widow and mother living on an estate in 
West River, Anne Arundel Coimty, in 1859. Gale 
had many suitors, none of whom impressed her 
much. 

"Poor fellow, he expressed some desire to 
sec into my jom^nal, thinking, I suppose, 
that he would find something here highly 
favorably to himself, or some gentle confes- 
sion of love, that could not be breathed to 
mortal ears, in which he figured conspicu- 
ously. If he could but see it! I could not 




help smiling in my sleeve, last evening, as I 
thought of alll had written. Mr. R does not 
love me. I do not mind that so much. I do 
not wish nor expect to inspire love; but it 
is his air of easy assurance which provokes 
me. He acts as though he thought me a 
very easy game to bag. Try it sir!" 

Levine hopes that visitors to the exhibit will 
see that even simple records can provide valu- 
able information and "combined with official 
records and other documentation, [can) 
become part of the historical record and help 
future generations learn about past history In a 
very personal way." 



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• 4 oz high quality chocolate 

• 1.5 oz imsweetened 
chocolate 

• 10 tbs sweet butter 
(softened) 

• 1/2 cups sugar 

• 3 lai^e eggs 

• 1/2 cup -t- 2 tsp all-purpose 
flour 

• 3/4 tsp baking powder 

• 1 tbs unsweetened 
cocoa powder 

Method: 

Lightly butter (6) 8-oz. 
ramekins. 

Place chopped chocolate on 
top of a double boiler, and 



GENTLY melt the couverture, 
stirring occasionally. 

When chocolate is smooth, 
wisk in softened sweet butter 
and sugar imtil smooth, then 
wisk in eggs, baking powder, 
flour and cocoa. 

Whisk or use an electric 
mixer (med. speed) and whip 
mixture to a smooth/light 
consistency Cabout 5 min.). 

Fill ramekins half full, cover 
with plastic wrap and freeze 
for 3 hours (filled ramekins 
can be done up to three days 
in advance). 



Preheat oven to 375 degrees E 
Bake the desserts on center 
rack for about 10-11 minutes. 

Note: The tops and sides will 
be set but the center will be 
very moist. This is a good 
thing. 

Remove from the oven, wait 
30 seconds then invert onto a 
plate; dust well with pow- 
dered sugar. Serve warm with 
ice cream or whipped cream. 



Makes 6 servings. 



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— By Jeff Russo, 

chef with South Campus 

Dining Hall Bakery 



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Ecunranical Eucharist 

Join the Episcopal and Lutheran 
Campus Ministries for mid-weelc 
Ecumenical Eucharists, each 
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the 
West Chapel. For more informa- 
tion, contact Chaplain Peter Antoci 
at (301) 405-8453 or pantoci® 
umd.edu. 



Arts and Learning 

There is still time to sign up for 
classes, like Belly Dance, Fitness, 
Ballroom Dance, Waltz-Rumba-Cha- 
Cha, Basic Camera, Drawing, Knit- 
ting, Rock Guitar. Yoga, andTai Chi, 
at the Art and Learning Center in 
BO 107 (the basement level) Stamp 
Student Union. You can register for 
classes by either visiting the Art 
and Learning Center or calling 
(301) 314-2787 with your credit 
card information, or mailing the 
Art and Learning Center the regis- 
tration form foimd on the Web site 
with 3 check or credit card infor- 
mation. 

For more information, contact 
Alicia Simon at (301) 314-2787 or 
ASimon@unlon.umd.edu, or visit 
www. union .umd.edu/artcenter/. 



Around the World wHh 
Adele's 

Travel to 1 1 countries without 
leaving CoUegc Paik. Visit Adele's 
Restaurant every Wednesday for 
lunch and enjoy a special menu 
each week. To view the itinerary, 
go to www.dining.imid.edu/daily/ 
adeles04.cfin. Adele's Restaurant 
is located on the first floor of the 
Stamp Student Union. Reservations 
are recommended for lunch. Regu- 
lar menu offerings will be available 
in addition to these specials. 
For more information, call 
Adele's at (301) 314-8022 or e-mail 
hcarroll @di ning . um d , edu . 



Study Abroad Proposals 

Proposals forWinterterm 2004 
should be submitted no later than 
April 1 . The deadline for students 
to apply to January 2005 courses 
will be around Oct. 1 , Limcheons 
will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18 
and Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12-1:30 
p.m. for feculty interested in devel- 
oping short-term programs. 

For more information, contact 
Michael Ulrich at (301) 314-7747 
or mjiilrich@imid.edu, or visit 
www. umd.edu/5tudyabroad . 



NEH Research FelloiMshi|W 

The National Endowment for the 
Humanities (NEH) has announced 
the submission deadline for NEH 
Research Fellowships: May 1 . The 
applications must be submitted 
electronically, and the forms will 
be available online on March 1 . 
Because letters of reference are 
required, as well as other pertinent 
information on formatting the pro- 
posal, advance information is avail- 
able at www, neh.gov/grants/ 
guidelln es/fel lowships . html. 

For more information, contact 
Ellin Scholnick at (301) 405-4252 
or escholni@umd.cdu. 



Saying 'See You Later' 




PMOtO Bli MONETTE AUSTIN BAI'LEV 



Maggie Sridwell (center), who looks forward to doing more traveling, shares 
a laugh with Marsha GuBnzler-Stevens, director of activities for campus pro- 
grams, and Bernie Kerchner, with the Accreditation Association for 
Ambulatory Health Care. Both have known Bridwell for more than 15 years. 



F 



riends wore tags that read, "Hello, my name is . I 

have known Maggie for — — - years in association with 
." Some wrote "forever" in the second blank. 



At Ma^e Bridwell's retirement "Mocktails with Maggie" 
reception last week, many came by the golf course clubhouse to 
swap stories about the former director of the University Health 
Center. Bridwell stepped down fiom her position last sirauner, 
after 33 years of inspiring change. 

"I'm proud that we could take a fairly conservative unit to 
one that grew along witli the university," she said of the center, 
during a later interview. She is widely credited with helping 
establish the center's women's health component and for being 
a tireless advocate for safe sex. 

As testament to her work, potted plants decorated with 
condoins and safe sex pamphlets were spread around the room. 
Photos of Bridwell over the years were interspersed witli pre- 
scription botdes and books to which she contributed. Former 
assistant vice president for student affairs Dm Bagwell acted as 
the evening's host. 

Friends and fans told stories of Bridwell's early days on the 
campus, of her ongoing campaign for accreditation for univer- 
sity healthcare units and of her efforts on behalf of those sexu- 
ally assaulted and abused. 

Editor's note: Look for a fitU feature ort Maggie BridweU's (fork and plans next TuesJay on 
Outlook Oittitit, http://otitlook.mU^epubUslt€r.a)m. 




The Spring 2004 Guide to Who's 
Where and What's When is now 
available on the Web at www.fecul- 
ty.umd.edu. The Guide contains an 
updated directory of deans, chairs, 
and academic directors, as well as 
information on "Whom to Call for 
What," college organizational 
charts and more. 

For more information, contact 
Rhonda Malone at (301) 405-2509 
or rm3l0ne@umd.edu, or visit 
www.f acuity, umd.edu. 



able for a short question-and- 
answer period at the end of the 
program, 

"What MattersTo Me and Why" 
is sponsored by the Student Honor 
Council. For more information, 
contact Becky Pau at (301) 31 4- 
8210 or rpatt@imid.edu. 



Meet O^bie Yow 

Come join Director of Athletics 
Debbie Yow for her discussion of 
what matters to her and why. On 
Wednesday,Feb.l8,Yow will pres- 
ent specific stories about events 
and people that have served as 
important motivators throughout 
her life. She is committed to 
reminding us of the positive influ- 
ence one's words and actions can 
have on others, Yow will be avail- 



""""■^ ^^ 

Ahrican-American 
Achievement Proposals 

The Black Faculty and Staff Associ- 
ation is accepting proposals for 
the annual National Conference 
About Blacks in Higher Education 
on May 2 7-28. You are invited to 
submit a proposal that explores 
issues related to the theme. Keep 
in mind that the theme encom- 
passes faculty, staff, administration 
and student achievement. All ses- 
sions should be 90 minutes in 
length. Please include: a title 
(maximum of 1 2 words), the pre- 
senterfs) (include name, title, insti- 
tution/organization and contact 
information), an abstract (maxi- 
mimi of 50 words to be included 
in the conference program), 
description of the proposed pro- 



gram (objectives, format, audio- 
visual requirements) and intended 
audience. 

Submit proposals to Velma Cot- 
ton at vc46@umail.umd.edu. For 
more information, contact Cotton 
at (301) 4054741. 



Balance Studv 

One out of three people over the 
age of 65 fall at least once a year 
and about half do so repeatedly. 
Men and women age 70 or older 
of any race or ethnicity that partic- 
ipate in some form of exercise or 
leisure activity at least two days a 
week are needed as controls for a 
balance study sponsored by the 
Department of Kinesiology. Volun- 
teers participate in a single 2- to 3- 
hour visit where they are asked to 
stand on a footplate that measures 
their body position for two min- 
utes at a time. 

For more information, call Sheri 
at (301) 405-2510 or wobblers® 
umail, umd.edu. 



Heahli Center Changes 

Health Center services are now 
located in (he new addition to the 
building. The main entrance to the 
Health Center will be in the back 
of the building, next to Jimenez 
Hall. However, for the next few 
weeks, as construction is complet- 
ed on the back side of the build- 
ing, temporary access to the 
Health Center will be through the 
emergency entrance on the west 
side of the building. The old part 
of the building lacing Campus 
Drive and the Union is currently 
under renovation and is not open 
to the public. 

The Health Center hours of 
operation are Monday-Friday, 8 
a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 11 
a.m. to 3 p.m. On weekdays from 
5 p,m, to 7 p m. and on Saturdays, 
entrance to the building is limited 
to the emergency entrance on the 
west side of the building. In the 
event of an emei^ency when the 
Health Center is closed, please call 
911. For more information, visit 
www. health, umd .edu. 



Rainbow Terrapin Ik^inlng 

The Office of LGBT Equity is 
pleased to present free training for 
those members of the campus 
community interested in serving 
as allies to LGBT people. Upcom- 
ing training dates are as follows; 

Ibesday, Feb. 17: 1-4 p.m. 
(Part 1) 

Wednesday,Feb.25:9 a.m. -12 
p.m. (Part 1) 

Thursday, March 4: 9 a.m.- 12 
p.m. (Part 2) 

Thursday, March 11:9 a.m.-12 
p.m. (Part 1) 

Wednesday, March 17: 1-4 p.m. 
(Part 1) 

Tuesday, March 30:9 a.m.-12 
p.m. (Part 2) 

For more information or to reg- 
ister for your preferred training 
dates, contact Tricia Slusser at 
(301) 405*720 or S!usserT®aol. 
com or visit www.inform.umd. 
c diVlgbt/rain bow. html .