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Outlook 




Giving the 
Ultimate Gift 



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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Volume 2 * Number J * April 1J, 2 04 



Cicadas Appear, 
Singing Love Songs 

Love will be blooming 
among cicadas by early 
May. Their incessant 
chirping is the male, using the 
vibrating membranes under- 
neath his wings to attract the 
female. 

These 17-year periodical 
insects have been two to three 
feet underground waiting for 
spring to crawl to the surface. 
"There are just a lot of them 
all over the place, screaming 
like mad; they don't really harm 
anything," says Kevin Brown, 
assistant director for Grounds 
Maintenance, "Once the female 
is fertilized they dig little holes 
in the twigs." 

The females slit the young 
branches and then drop their 
eggs in them. Young trees are 
the most vulnerable to this dam- 
age. Brown says the only way to 
prevent this is to net the trees. 
"But we're not going to do that," 
he says. 

Brown says there is some 
twig dieback in trees, but the 
real harm is aesthetical. 




The cicadas are coming! Watch out 
for the crispy critters this May. 

"There's really no effective 
way to stop them... I suppose 
they could clog the window 
wells [of residential facilities] , 
but we clean the trash out of 
those regularly," 

For more information, visit 
www urhome .umd, edu/news- 
desk/sc itech/cic adas . cfm , 



Spring Means Maryland Day 




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As anticipated as the cherry blos- 
soms, Maryland Day signals the 
beginning of spring for many in 
the Washington Metropolitan Area. For 
the past five years, on what is usually a 
sunny day in April, 
thousands visit the 
campus for its annual 
open house. 

This year's celebra- 
tion, which runs from 
10 a.m. until 4 p.m., 
promises to be larger 
than ever, with nearly 
400 free interactive 
exhibits and presenta- 
tions. To help navigate the offerings, the 
campus is divided into six neighbor- 
hoods: biz & society hill, sports & rec 
row, arts alley, ag day avenue, science & 
tech way and terp town center. Two 



DAY 



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expftflte 



A Searchable Solution 

Can'l put your finger on a copy 
of the 2004 Faculty & Staff 
Directory? Here's an even 
better solution. The complete Acade- 
mic Si Administrative Listings sec- 
tion is now available as a searchable 
PDF that you can download to your 
computer's desktop. Point your 
browser to: www.umd.edu/directo- 
ries/umdi rfront.pdf. Adobe Acrobat 
Reader must be installed on your 
computer. It is available as a free 
download at www.adobe.com. 

To use the search function, click 
on the binoculars icon. Search tip: when looking for a person, it's best 
to use last name only. After entering the unit or person's name, the 
page withthe listing you requested will be, highlighted. It's a handy 
alternative to "letting your fingers do the walking" through the print 
version. 

The PDF is also accessible from the Directories site on the universi- 
ty's Home Page, which is also the best place to get the latest phone 
number and address for an individual. If you have questions, contact 
the Office of University Publications at (301) 405-4615. 




Power to the People 



Campus staff members, 
male and female, will 
have a chance for some pro- 
fessional and personal 
growth during the one-day 
Professional Concepts 
Exchange Conference being 
held on June 4 at the Inn 
and Conference Center. 

Following the theme, 
Empowering the Individual 
fortheWorkplace,the 22nd 
annual event offers work- 
shops on such topics as 
email etiquette, CPR and 
communication skills. The 
conference is sponsored by 
the President's Commission 
on Women's Issues, but 
organizers want to make it 
clear that all staff members 
are welcome. 

"We're being gender neu- 
tral in planning," says co- 



FILE PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



shuttle lines will carry people around 
the campus and locator booths manned 
by university volunteers will help visi- 
tors find their way. 

Some highlights of this year's 

Maryland Day include 
photos with the Kermit 
the Frog and Jim 
Henson statute in front 
of the Stamp Student 
Union, sponsored by 
Dell; Fidos for Freedom, 
a group of dogs that 
provide assistance and 
companionship for 
those with disabilities; 
the ultimate student lounge designed by 
IKEA in Denton Hall; a challenging 
mental and physical obstacle course built 

See MARYLAND DAY, page 7 



chair Sandra George, with 
University Marketing and 
Publications. She adds that 
the 1 2-member planning 
committee allows for a 
broad cross-section of ideas. 
"Everyone is giving a lot of 
input." 

Co-chair Dianne Sullivan, 
assistant to the staff ombuds- 
man, encourages members 
of the campus community to 
attend. She would also like 
people to nominate their 
peers for the Outstanding 
Professional Support Staff 
Award. Information can be 
found at www. inform umd. 
edu/PCWI/PCEC/NSPCEC/ 
awards.html. 

Conference registration 
materials should be ready by 

See PCEC, page 6 



Honoring an 
Outstanding 
Campus Citizen 

Despite her normally behind- 
the-scenes nature, Counseling 
Center Director Vivian Boyd is flat- 
tered by "all of the noise" that is 
her selection as the university's 
Outstanding Woman of the Year. 

The 27-year-old honor, bestowed 
by the President's Commission on 
Women's Issues, recognizes those 
who have demonstrated excel- 




PHQTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 



Vivan S. Boyd 

lence in several areas, including 
service to the university communi- 
ty, service to women and women's . 
issues in higher education and 
teaching or mentoring. For Boyd's 
nominators, the award couldn't be 
more fitting, 

"Vivian Boyd is a legend on this 
campus," wrote Marcia Fallon- 
Marinelli, director of the Learning 
Assistance Center, which is a serv- 
ice of the Counseling Center. "I 
have been impressed by her tire- 
less commitment to quality Coun- 
seling services and to making the 
campus aware of the needs of stu- 
dents." 

It is this devotion that Boyd 
mendons when asked why she 
feels colleague Linda Clement, vice 
president of student affairs, nomi- 
nated her for the award. 

"She fully understands that I'm 
committed to university counsel- 
ing work. . .both in theory and in 
practice. I'm fortunate enough to 
have a split appointment, as direc- 
tor of the Counseling Center and 
as associate professor of education 
in the Department of Counseling 
and Personnel Services." 

Boyd, who has been with the 
center in every possible capacity 
over her 30 years on campus, says 
she is perfectly suited to her dual 
responsibilities. "Who I am and 
what I do has a huge base and tra- 
dition," she adds, calling herself the 
third generation of the university's 
counseling services. 

Her approach to counseling 
developed under the mentorship 
of Thomas Magoon, she says, who 
served as the university's first cen- 
ter director for many years. She 

See BOYD, page 6 



APRIL 13, 2004 



dateline 
maryland 



1049 or hmakar@popcenter. 
umd.edu, or visit www.bsos. 
umd.edu/ccjs/MPRC.pdf. 



this. For more information, visit 
www.arch.umd.edu. 



YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS : APRIL 13 - 25 



april 13 



9 a.m. -noon, PRD; The Key 
to Performance and Pro- 
ductivity I IOIU Chesapeake 
Building. Free. This Human 
Resources' seminar is for 
employees and managers/ 
supervisors who want to learn 
about the university Perform- 
ance Review and Development 
(PRD) process. To register, go 
to www.uhr.umd.edu; click on 
Training Programs. For more 
information, call 5-5651. 

Noon-1 p.m., PRD Training 
for Supervisors: Managing 
and Conducting the PRD 
Process 1 101U Chesapeake 
Building. Free. This course is 
required for all supervisors/ 
managers, who are responsible 
for supervising a non-faculty 
employee. PRD: The Key to 
Performance and Productivity 
is a prerequisite. Free. To regis- 
ter, go to www.uhr.umd.edu; 
click on Training Programs. For 
more information, call 5-5651 • 

2-3:30 p.m.. Mora About 
How People Learn: Practical 
Applications and Practices 

0100 Marie Mount Hall. A Cen- 
ter for Teaching Excellence 
Teaching and Learning Series 
workshop. For more informa- 
tion, visit www.cte.umd.edu. 

2-3 p.m.. Build an e-Resume 
using HTML 4404 Computer 
& Space Science. Prerequisite 
includes experience, using 
HTML. For more information, 
contact Carol Warrington at 5- 
2938 or cwpost@umd.edu, or 
visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt. 

4-6 p.m., Adrienne Childs 
Speaks at the Driskell Cen- 
ter 2 1 02 Tawes. Free. This 
Driskell fellow will discuss 
The Black Exotic: Representing 
Africans in French Orientalist 
Art. For more information, con- 
tact Daryle Williams at 4-2615 
or driskellcenter@umail.umd, 
edu, or visit www.driskellcen- 
ter.umd.edu. 

6-9 p.m., Macromedia 
Dreamweaver 4404 Comput- 
er & Space Science. Prerequi- 
site includes aWAM account. 
For more information, contact 
Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or 
cwpost@umd.edu, or visit 
www. oi t . umd .edu/pt . 

8 p.m.. Faculty Spotlight 
Recital Gildenhorn Recital 



Hall, {Catherine Murdock, viola; 
Audrey Andrist, piano; Delores 
Ziegler, mezzo-soprano. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS. 

Noon, Eating on the Go: 
Packing a Healthy Back- 
pack Margaret Brent Room, 
Stamp Student Union. Learn 
how you can substantially 
improve your health by pack- 
ing healthy snacks and meals. 
Another session begins at 4 
p.m. For more information, 
contact Leslie Perkins at 
lperkins@umd.edu. 



WEDNESDAY 



april 14 



7 p.m.. True Passion of 
Christ lecture Margaret Brent 
Room, Stamp Union. Free. For 
more information, contact 
Umcp_msa@yahoo . com . 

11 a.m. -noon. Campus 
Assessment Working Group 
Forum Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. A snapshot of an 
online survey administered in 
April 2003 to first-time degree- 
seeking freshmen who enroll- 
ed in Fall 2001 . For more infor- 
mation, call 5-5590 or e-mail 
CAWG@umail.umd.edu, or visit 
www.oirp.umd.edu/CAWG/. 

7 p.m.. Spring Book Read- 
ings with Howard Norman 
and David Wyatt 01 06 Fran- 
cis Scott Key. Book signing to 
follow each reading. For more 
information, call 5-3820 or visit 
www.e nglish . umd. edu . 

8 p.m., Baha'i' Chair for 
World Peace Tenth Annual 
Lecture Auditorium, Inn and 
Conference Center. Chancellor 
William Kirwan is the guest 
speaker. For more information. 
call 4-7714. 

Noon-1 p.m.. Exploring and 
Theorizing the Interaction 
between Racial Differences 
and the Counseling Rela- 
tionship 01 14 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Bldg. For 
more information, contact 
Catherine Sullivan at 4-7690 or 
cms 1 3@umd.edu, or visit 
www.inform.umd.edu/Cam- 
puslnfo/Departments/Counsel- 
ing/Calendar/caI_rnd.htm. 

10-11:30 a.m.. Preparing 
for Your Retirement: Your 
Supplemental Retirement 
Plan 1 101 U Chesapeake Build- 
ing. Free. This Human Resour- 
ces seminar covers the three 



supplemental retirement plans 
and is intended for employees 
who are seven years or less 
from retirement. Participants 
are encouraged to bring their 
most recent statement to the 
seminar. To register, go to 
www.ulir.umd. edu; click on 
Training Programs. For more 
information call 5-5651. 



THURSDAY 



april 1 5 



9-11 a.m.. Setting Your 
Child Up for School Suc- 
cess: Enhancing Relation- 
ships Between Home and 
School 1 101U Chesapeake 
Building. Free. A Human 
Resources workshop designed 
to help parents promote 
school success. To register, go 
to www.uhr.umd.edu; click on 
Training Programs. For more 
information, call 5-565 1 . 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m.. Introduc- 
tion to MX Flash 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. Prereq- 
uisites: Introduction to HTML 
or three months experience 
with Web page development. 
Cost is $ 100. For more informa- 
tion, contact Jane Wieboldt at 
5-0443 or oit-training@umd.edu, 
or visit www.training.umd.edu. 



april 16 



9 a.m. -5: 15 p.m.. With All 
Deliberate Speed: Consid- 
ering Brown v. Board of 
Education, Yesterday, 
Today and Tomorrow Inn 
and Conference Center. A day- 
long interactive community/ 
scholar dialogue. Cost is $30. 
For more information, call 5- 
3213 or e-mail nsanchez@ 
democracycollaborative.org. 

Noon, Entomology Depart- 
ment Colloquium 1 1 30 Plant 
Sciences Bldg. Margaret Emma 
Miller, professor of entomolo- 
gy, will lecture on plant com- 
petition between a leafhopper 
and a beede. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-3911 or visit www. 
entomology, umd . e du/c ol I oqui- 
um/. 

Noon, Maryland Population 
Research Center lecture 

1 101 Art/Sociology Bldg. Car- 
ole Popoff, branch chief, Mod- 
eling and Outreach Branch 
from the U.S. Census Bureau, 
will speak. For more informa- 
tion, contact Hoda Makar at 4- 



SATURDAY 



april 17 

7:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m., Satur- 
day of Service at Lake 
Artemesia Baltimore Room, 
Stamp Student Union. Rain or 
shine, faculty, staff and local 
families will plant over 700 
trees at Lake Artemesia, a local 
resource for relaxation, biking, 
walking, running and fishing. 
For more information, visit 
www.btc .umd .edu/Service. 

8 p.m., Near/Far/In/Out 

Dance Theatre. Students pay $5 
and general admission is $25. 
For more information, call 5- 
ARTS (or see page 3). 



april 18 



3 p.m.. Men's and Women's 
Chorus Dekelboum Concert 
Hall. Free, For more informa- 
tion, call 5-ARTS. 



april 20 



5:30 p.m., Shafaatullah 
Khan Laboratory Theatre. Free. 
The latest in a 400-year old 
dynasty of Indian musicians. 
For more information, call 5- 
ARTS. 



WEDNESDAY 



april 21 



9:30-1 1 a.m.. Laboratory 
Safety Orientation Training 
Session 3104 Chesapeake 
Bldg. The Department of Envi- 
ronmental Safety (DES) hosts 
this training to assure regulato- 
ry compliance. For more infor- 
mation, contact Jeanette Cartron 
at 5-2 131, or jcartron@umd.edu, 
or visit www. inform, umd.edu/ 
DES under Training Schedule. 

Noon-4 p.m.. Sixth Annual 
Undergraduate Research 

Day McKeldin. A showcase of 
current research, scholarship 
and artistic endeavors. Faculty 
can nominate students for Stu- 
dent Researcher of the Year 
using online forms. For more 
information, contact Lee 
Schwentker at 4-6786 or ugre- 
search@umd.edu, or visit www. 
ugresearch.umd.edu/urd.htm. 

6 p.m.. In the Zone: The 
Work of Muse Architects 

auditorium, School of Architec- 
ture. Stephen Muse, principal 
of Muse Architects, will discuss 



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

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-wow stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination 
of inforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the 
calendar editor, call (301) 405-7468 or send e-mail to outlook@accmail.umd.edu. 



THURSDAY 



april 22 

7:30 p.m., African Drum 
Ensemble Dekelboum Con- 
cert Hall. Free. This student 
troupe features the West 
African djembe drum and a 21- 
stringed kora. For more infor- 
mation, call 5-ARTS. 



april 23 

Noon, Welfare Reform and 
Child Poverty: Effects of 
Maternal Employment 1101 
Art/Soc Bldg. Dan Lichter, soci- 
ology professor at Ohio State 
University, will discuss this. For 
more information, contact 
Hoda Makar at 4-1049 or 
hmakar ©popcente r. umd .edu, 
or visit www.bsos.urrid.edu/ 
ccjs/MPRC.pdf. 



SATURDAY 



april 24 



10 a.m. -4 p.m., Maryland 
Day For more information, 
visit www.marylandday.umd. 
edu/. 



april 25 



7:30 p.m., Maryland Dance 
Ensemble Dance Theatre-. 
Guest artists and student cho- 
reography will be highlighted. 
Students pay $5, general admis- 
sion is $ 1 5. For more informa- 
tion, call 5-ARTS. 



Outlook 

Oslbok is the monthly faculty-staff 
ne^ytpaper serving the University 
of Maryland campus community. 
Online editions of Outloak are 
published weekly at http://oudook. 
collcgepublishcr.com. ' 



B rod ie Remington ■ Victti 
President, Universitv Relations 

Teresa Flannery ■tuccuifve 
Director. University ' 
Communications and Marketing 

Dianno Butch • Executive Editor 

Monetle Austin Bailey * Editor 

Cynthia Mitchel ■ Art Director 

Desair Brown * Graduate Assistant 

Letters to the editor, story sugges- 
tions and campus information arc 
welcome. Please submit all materia] 
two weeks befote the Tuesday of 
publication. 

Send material to Editor, Ottthnk. 
2101 Turner Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Telephone • (301) 405-4629 
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OUTLOOK 




NEWS FROM THE CLARICE SMITH 



PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 



Residency Culminates with Innovative Events 



jC 



s two solo vio- 
lins sound a dis- 
tilled, beautiful 
and achingly 
slow melody, dance partners 
onstage mirror each other's 
graceful movements, reaching 
up to the sky and drawing their 
hands down to the center of 
their torsos. 

This motif of yin and yang is 
woven throughout the per- 
formance of Near/Far/In/Out" 
(NFIO), an innovative theatrical 
event that brings together 
members of the community 
with the internationally recog- 
nized Liz Lerman Dance 
Exchange to explore issues of 
diversity, acceptance, gender 
and sexuality. 

Of the yin and yang choreog- 
raphy, Dance Exchange Artistic 
Director and NFIO creator 
Peter DiMuro said that it 
explores the opposing yet com- 
plementary qualities that are 
internal in all of us, "yet who's 
to say that a male/female cou- 
pling is the only variation on 
that?" He explains that the 
dance "is about discovery and 
the balance of who you are." 

The culmination of a year- 
long residency at the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center, 
NFIO incorporates text, move- 
ment, metaphor, and music, and 
will be performed on Saturday, 
April 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, 
April 18 at 3 p.m. in the Dance 
Theatre. 

Maryland is the first universi- 
ty partner to be affiliated with 
this national process-to-per- 
formance community engage- 
ment project. The Clarice Smith 
Center has worked in partner- 
ship not only with Dance 
Exchange, but also with key 
campus partners to develop 
and support this unique resi- 
dency. Marilee Iindemann of 
the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and 




PHOTO BV USE MeTZGEH 



Liz Lerman Dance Exchange company members perform in Near/Far/ In/Out 
Pictured are (I to r) Artistic Director Peter DiMuro, Elizabeth Johnson and 
Marvin Webb. 



Transgender (LGBT) Studies 
Program; Luke Jensen with the 
Office of LGBT Equity; Vicky 
Foxworth, chair of the Presi- 
dent's Commission on LGBT 
Issues; and Carol Burbank with 
the Department of Theatre have 
been instrumental in connect- 
ing university and community 
throughout the process. 

During the residency, three 
community workshops were 
held during the fall academic 
semester in which participants 
began text and movement 
expIoration.A three-week inten- 
sive winter term course fol- 
lowed, exploring in depth the 
methods and processes devel- 
oped by the Dance Exchange 
over its 25-year history. Now 
narratives developed over the 
course of the year, snippets 
from videotaped interviews, 
dance and music have been 
woven together to create a 
powerful multimedia experi- 



ence. For the final public per- 
formances, a group of approxi- 
mately 20 local singers, includ- 
ing members of gay and les- 
bian-identified choruses, will 
perform with NFIO partici- 
pants onstage. 

Near/Far/In/Out's main 
themes include "Pageants," 
which is about displaying 
oneself and one's identity; 
"Protests," about the chaos that 
arises from wanting one's iden- 
tity to be heard;"Processions ," 
which explores coupling and 
the declaration of marriage or 
union; and "Private Parade," 
which represents the introspec- 
tive reflection people engage 
in, regardless of sexual orienta- 
tion. 

Tickets for Near/Far/In/Out 
are $25; $5 for students. Perfor- 
mances contain adult themes 
and nudity. For tickets, visit 
www. claricesmithcenter. umd . 
edu or call (301) 405-ARTS. 



Perfect Partnership: Dawn Upshaw and the ACO 



With ft heartbreaking direct- 
ness that makes audiences 
feel that the music is being con- 
ceived, created and imbued with 
life before their very eyes, soprano 
Dawn Upshaw has an uncanny 
ability to communicate. 

"Upshaw conveys what best 
singers have always strived for: 
the sense that a song springs 
directly from mysterious prompt 
ings within her," Time Magazine 
said of her. The New York Times 
concurs, "She has the commu- 
nicative gift to create each new 
thought as if it were fust coming to 
life within her." 

In a perfect matchup with the 
Australian Chamber Orchestra 
(ACO), also known tor the fresh- 



ness and spontaneity of their 
musical ity, Upshaw and the ACO 
Will perform together in an April 
28 concert at 8 p.m in the center's 
Dekelboum Concert Hall. 

The ACO, led by Artistic Direc- 
tor and Lead Violin Richard 
Tognetti, also shares with Upshaw 
a reputation for versatility and 
adventurous programming. The 
orchestra can float effortlessly 
from punod to modern instru- 
ments, or from a configuration as 
chamber group to small sympho 
rry orchestra rr> c tectro n ■ -lie 
ensemble. Likewise, Upshaw, 
whose repertoire glides easily 
from Bach to Broadway, has built 
a huge international following and 
made more than 50 recordings. 



including the million-selling 
recording of Symphony No. 3 by 
Henryk Gorecki. She began her 
career In 1984 at the Metropolitan 
Opera, where she has since made 
nearly 300 appearances. Upshaw 
is joining the ACO for its eight-city 
American tour. 

The program includes the Con- 
certo Grosso in D Major by Arcan- 
gelo Corelli; Te Deurn laudamus 
by Georges Lentz; selected arias 
from Cantatas 202, 105, 84 and 
1S9 by J.S. Bach; Hungarian Folk- 
songs by Bela Bartdk; and String 
Quartet No. 2, Op. 56 by KaroJ Szy- 
manowski. Tickets are S45, $35, 
S20; $5 for students. To order, visit 
www, claricesmithcenter. umd. edu 
orcall (301) 405-ARTS. 



Maryland Dance Ensemble 
Performance Features Quirky Works 



Described as 
"Seussical" meets 
Cirque du Soldi, 
a whimsical dance work 
tided "Decadent Ball" 
spoofs proper waltz eti- 
quette in the upcoming 
Maryland Dance Ensem- 
ble performances at the 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. 

Vacillating between the 
heightened formality of 
classic waltz dancing and 
a funky, abstract modern 
style, the work is choreo- 
graphed by visiting artist 
Jayme Host, an assistant 
professor of dance at 
Lock Haven University of 
Pennsylvania. In the 



interested in dancing by pro- 
viding various workshops, 
residencies and classes in 
hip-hop and other popular 
styles. Dance Association 
President Talia Bar-Cohen 
says the three-day Jayme 
Host residency provided an 
opportunity for many stu- 
dents to participate in a per- 
formance,"including fresh- 
men and non-dance majors 
that may not have otherwise 
had the chance " 

Directed by Paul Jackson, 
Department of Dance lectur- 
er, the program includes "My 
Dad's Tacos" for nine dancers 
by visiting artist Risa 
Jaroslow; "Transitioning* by 
Bar-Cohen and Alexis Cohn, 




PHOTO BV STAN BAROUH 



The Maryland Dance Ensemble performs at the center's Dance 
Theatre from April 22-26. 



work, eight Maryland 
dancers in vivid black, 
white and red costumes 
with wild hairstyles and 
garish makeup partici- 
pate in a whirlwind of 
partner-switching antics 
and vertical virtuosity — 
lifts high in the air are 
juxtaposed with quick 
falls and elaborate rolls 
on the ground. The light- 
hearted and quirky work 
is set to music by Karl 
Jenkins. 

"The piece is waltzy, 
but not in the classical 
sense," explains Megan 
Thompson, a Department 
of Dance graduate stu- 
dent who serves as 
rehearsal director for the 
piece. Instead of an 
orchestra performing the 
work, a chorus of voices 
sings the waltz. 

Host's "Decadent Ball" 
was a commissioned pro- 
ject of the Student Dance 
Association, an organiza- 
tion which was created 
to supplement Depart- 
ment of Dance offerings 
and to serve anyone in 
the university community 



"Long Ride Home," a duet by 
graduate student Ruben Gra- 
ciani;"To Catch a Frog," a 
duet by Aaron Jackson;"Mov- 
ing Past Comfort" for four 
dancers by Alexis Cohn; 
"Affection," a solo by Shan- 
non Connell;"Crackle and 
Fizz," a duet by Danielle 
Fisco; and "A Vacant Heart" 
by Graciani. 

Performances will be 
held on Thursday, April 22; 
Friday, April 23, and Monday, 
April 26 at 8 p.m.; and Sun- 
day, April 25 at 7:30 p.m in 
the Dance Theatre. Tickets 
are $ 1 5 , $5 for students. To 
order, visit www. clarice- 
smithcenter. umd. edu or call 
(301) 405-ARTS. 



For ticket information or to 
request a season brochure, 
contact the Ticket Office at 
30 1.405 .ARTS or visit www. 
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. 

Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Centerat Marjiand 




APRIL 13, 2004 



New Ways to Get to Work, School 




PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL 



Representatives 
from at least 
nine businesses 
and organizations gath- 
ered in the Prince 
Georges Room of the 
Stamp Smdent Union 
last "Wednesday to offer 
the campus community 
some new transit ideas. 

The Alternative 
Transportation Fair, 
sponsored by the 
Department of 
Transportation Services 
(DOTS), showcased 





different ways in which students and 
employees can get to classes and work. 
Some highlights included on-site registra- 
tion for the Metrochek program, which 
allows pre-tax dollars to be deducted from 
an employee's paycheck for public trans- 
portation expenses; DOTS promoted its 
carpool benefit; and Commuter 
Connections emphasized its Guaranteed 
Ride Home benefit for those registered in 
its program. Umbrellas and $10 
Metrochek cards were raffled off and the 
grand prize raffle was a new bike, helmet 
and lock from College Park Bicycles. 

Gary Neuwirth, DOTS assistant direc- 
tor, was satisfied with the turnout, though 



Top: Washington 
Metropolian Area Transit 
Authority (WMATA) rep- 
resentative Dick Siskind 
fields questions from 
Nikki Novotny of 
Residential Facilities, 
while Nancy Hoggins (left 
background) explains 
services offered by 
Corridor Transportation. 

Above: Hug gins (right) 
and Gary Sightler (left) of 
Howard County Commuter 
Solutions help commuters 
find information on car- 
free transit options. 

Below: Steve Penn, public 
relations manager for 
Shuttle-UM, prepares to 
draw a winning name for 
the hourly door prize. 
Prizes included free 
Metrochek cards and the 
grand prize of a bike, lock 
and helmet from College 
Park Bicycles. 



he hoped for more visitors. Wednesday's 
beautiful weather may have kept people 
out of the student union. Also, fliers about 
the event, he said, reached people either 
late on Wednesday or even Thursday. 

"I intend to do it annually," he said, 
adding that it will probably be in April so 
that he can reach people before they sign 
up for fall parking. "Because once they do, 
I've lost them." 

Ivan Csiszar, an associate resident sci- 
entist with the Department of Geography, 
won the new bike package. For more 
information about transportation alterna- 
tives, go to the DOTS Web site, 
www.dots.umd.edu 



University Transfers Technology 
Into Practical Products 

Several University System of Maryland professors patented 
their discoveries last year, potentially bringing increased 
revenue and prestige to themselves and their departments. 
In all, Maryland received 45 patents last year, putting it in 
14th place among public and private universities for patents 
received in 2003. The system has more patents than Harvard and 
Duke universities. 

The ranking is based on preliminary numbers from the U.S. 
Patent and Trademark Office. University officials are pleased with 
how well intellectual property can transfer into the community. 



Gift of Healing 

When J. Norman Hansen, a 
chemistry professor, began 
studying bacterial spores to try- 
to understand how organisms 
develop from a single cell, he 
had no idea that years later he 
would have seven patents on 
something that actually kills 
bacteria. 

Hansen discovered that a 
type of peptide, or protein, pro- 
duced by the bacteria Bacillus 
subtilis acts as an effective 
antibiotic.The peptide is non- 
toxic and is able to counter air- 
borne bacterial spores like 
anthrax. 

What makes this antibiotic 
unique is the way it is made; 
because it is produced natural iy 
by an organism, scientists can 
grow it in a lab, which Hansen 
said is easier than the tradition- 
al chemical process used for 
producing antibiotics. He also 
found a way to make different 
kinds of antibiotics this way. 

■"The way we create new 
varieties is by mutating genes," 
he said. 

In other words, Hansen alters 
the genetic make-up of the bac- 
terium which in turn produces 
a slightly different peptide. 

This efficient method for cre- 
ating new antibiotics is espe- 
cially significant because "infec- 
tious organisms are becoming 
resistant" to existing antibi- 
otics, he said. 

Moreover, Hansen said that 
this process of making medi- 
cines genetically could be used 
for developing new treatments 
for cancer and HIV. 

"I feel very lucky to have 
encountered this," he said. 

An Affinity for Avians 

Psychology Professor William 
Hodos is an expert on avian 
vision and has invented a way 
to prevent birds from colliding 
with wind turbines. 

Wind power is becoming a 
popular alternative to burning 
fossil fuel, but wind turbines 
kill countless birds. 

"Birds have extremely good 
vision " Hodos said, so he won- 
dered why they are unable to 
see the blades of the turbines. 

He discovered that as the 
birds fly closer to the blades of 
the spinning turbines, they 
become unable to see them 
clearly because the image of 
the blades on the retina of the 
eye moves so fast that the reti- 
na cannot keep up with it; simi- 
lar to the way the trees next to 
the road look blurry as a 
human drives past in a car. 

"The birds might interpret 
this as a safe place to fly into," 
Hodos said. 



Using small hawks called the 
American Kestrel (Falco 
sparverius) to test visibility, 
Hodos discovered some ways 
to paint the blades so birds can 
see them. 

One way is to paint stag- 
gered black bands on each of 
the three blades: at the tip of 
one blade, the middle of the 
other, and the base of the 
other, Hodos also found it is 
just as effective to paint one 
blade entirely black. 

However, his experiments 
only determined that the 
hawks could see the blades at 
higher speeds.They could not 
show if the paint prevents 
them from hitting the turbines, 
so a huge wind farm with thou- 
sands of wind turbines in 
northern California will con- 
duct a field test. 

Talent for Temperatures 

Professor Marino Di Marzo, 
chair of the Department of Fire 
Protection Engineering, has 
found a way to improve the 
accuracy of temperature 
probes. 

Fire sprinklers sometimes fail 
to activate because they mis- 
read the air temperature due to 
water droplets that cause evap- 
orative cooling. 

"It's very complicated to 
measure the temperate of a gas 
when there are droplets of 
water floating around in it," Di 
Marzo said. 

He discovered a way to avoid 
the problem by making an elec- 
trically powered probe that 
stays dry by maintaining a tem- 
perature of about 570 degrees 
Fahrenheit. 

"What we did here was to 
use a probe to measure the 
temperature and at the same 
time avoid being wet," he said. 

The probe needs to be this 
hot, he said, so that water 
droplets cannot get close 
enough to its surface to affect 
the temperature reading. 

Despite their extreme heat, 
two of the probes together can 
find the air temperature, similar 
to the way a missing variable 
can be solved for by using two 
equations. 

While this new probe may 
not necessarily be installed in 
fire test facilities, Di Marzo said 
it can be used in industry to 
find the temperature inside tur- 
bines and compressors. 

System peers, the University 
of California system and the 
University of Michigan.came in 
higher on the rankings list. 

— Breda Lund, 
sophomore journalism major 



OUTLOOK 



• 



Seeking Women of Excellence 




FILE PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 



Irene Zoppi, left, and Shirlene Chase shared last year's award. It is only 
the second time in the award's 15-year history that two women shared 
the honor. 



Sharon Fries-Britt, chair of this 
year's Outstanding Woman of 
Color Award committee, 
knows that there are many on 
campus who deserve this 
honor — and she would like 
some help identifying them. 

Faculty members, exempt 
or non-exempt staff members 
and students are eligible for 
the award, which is sponsored 
by the President's Commis- 
sion for Women's Issues. Fries- 
Britt was the first woman to 
receive the honor. 

When asked why she felt 
there should be an award for 
■women of color separate from 
the commission's Outstanding 
Woman of the Year Award, she 
answers, "The university saw a 



The annual Women 
of Color Award will 
be presented on 
Wednesday June 23, at 2 
p.m. at the Nyurnburu Cul- 
tural Center. Gladys Brown, 
corporate director of the 
American Association of 
University Women, will be 
the keynote speaker. 



Past Winners 

Sharon Fries-Britt 
Made Smith Davidson 
Roberta Coatas 
Rhonda Williams 
Andrianna Stuart 
Suzanne Randolph and 

Andrea O'Neil 
Seung-Kyung 
Gloria Bonis 
Regina Davis, graduate 

student 
Mina Garrett, 

undergraduate student 
Andrea O^Neill 
Dottie Bass 
Sangeeta Ray 
Carmen Balthrop 
Shirlene Chase and 

Irene Zoppi 



need to... appreciate the 
excellence of our various 
communities." 

Nominations are due by 
April 23 and information can 
be found at www, inform. 
umd.edu/PCWI/. For more 
information, contact Fries-Britt 
at (301) 405-0186 or 
sf24@umaU. umd.edu . 



Extracurricular 



Chef Combines Work with Play 



For three weeks out of 
the year Daniel Jonas, 
an executive chef for 
the university's cater- 
ing department, spends his 
vacation time hosting 16 peo- 
ple for hiking, biking, white 
water rafting and other activi- 
ties in the Pocahontas County 
Mountains. 

He rents out the Cranberry 
Mountain Lodge in West Vir- 
ginia for five July sessions that 
include nightly book discus- 
sions, cooking demonstrations 
and lectures. This will be the 
fitness and adventure retreat 
host's second year at the 
lodge, which is about a six- 
hour drive from campus. 

"It's not the typical beach 
vacation "says the Columbia, 
Md. resident. "It's a group expe- 
rience. You get to act like a kid 
again, doing stuff you don't get 
to do during the year." 

Jonas said he considered 
starting his own retreat, after 
spending 1 consecutive sum- 
mers as one of more than 1 00 
guests at the Davis Mountain 
Fitness and Training Camp at a 
ranch in West Texas. A recre- 
ational runner who has com- 
peted in countless marathons, 
Jonas says for six days out of 
the summer he got to do new 
things— one of which was 
writing menus and cooking for 
the non-profit group that rents 
the ranch and for all the 
guests. 

"You grow by challenging 
yourself" says Jonas, a graduate 
of the Culinary Institute of 
America in New York. "I 
thought. Well, I could keep 
going and doing the same 
thing or do more.' And I always 
wanted to have a place to use 
if a group of us rented it." 

Two years ago Jonas stum- 
bled across the seven-bed- 
room, five-bathroom wooden 
lodge on the Web.The owner 
was renting it by the week and 
Jonas jumped at the chance to 
start his own retreat. Although 
business was slow his first 




PHOTO BY DESAIH BROWN 



Daniel Jonas, an executive chef for Catering, fresh herbs for an upcom- 
ing event at Van Munching Hall. 



year, this year he already has 
1 3 paid participants. 

"Now I have a sense of what 
I need to do to make it better," 
he says."I stepped up the mar- 
keting and we have a new 
logo. Word of mouth has been 
the best [advertisement]." 

With a staff of three people, 
(volunteers from Davis) Jonas 
leads the activities and pre- 
pares all the family-style meals 
and picnic-style lunches. Jonas 
says he expects the lodge to 
be an environment where peo- 
ple contribute to the group 
dynamic and get involved in 
making their vacation special. 

"It's a different kind of vaca- 
tion and it's not for every- 
body," he says. "It's about parti- 
cipation. You have to prepare 
yourself physically and mental- 
ly; that way you get more out 



of it." 

At a minimum, participants 
should be able to complete a 
two-and-a-half hour hike to the 
Falls of Hills Hike, where the 
group shares one of Jonas' pic- 
nic lunches. 

He expects to turn a profit 
in a few years, and attain the 
success of the 25-year old 
Texas ranch, where he spent 
his summers until 2002. 

"Over the last six years 
[Davis] was filled "Jonas says, 
"They didn't even have to 
advertise. In 10 years, maybe I 
can buy a place and do this for 
most of the year and then travel 
during the slow times.This is 
definitely a step towards that." 

Until then, he says doesn't 
mind working during his vaca- 
tion time. "It's a working vaca- 
tion, but it's a labor of love," 



Tequila Lime Chicken Breast, 


Corn and Black Bean Salsa 


■^his is one of the recipes 
1 Daniel Jonas serves dur- 


Cilantro, fresh, washed, 


Prepare the salsa. 


Cilantro, fresh, washed, 


chopped, sm. bunch 




chopped, sm. bunch. 


ing his retreats. (Serves 6) 


Olive oil, 4 oz. 


For the Salsa: 


Olive oil, 1 oz. 




Salad oil, 4oz. 


Kernel corn, fresh or frozen. 


Salt, to taste 


Chicken breasts, 6, 


Salt, to taste 


5 oz. 




4-5 oz. each 




Black beans, canned. 


Combine all ingredients in 




Place shallot, garlic, lime 


drained. 


a mixing bowl. Refrigerate. 


For the marinade: 


juice, Dijon, tequila, vinegar. 


rinsed, 5oz. 




Shallot, peeled, chopped. 


jalapeno, cilantro in a 


Roma tomato, ripe, diced 1 


Pre-heat a grill or broiler. 


1 oz. 


blender. Blend ingredients. 


each 


Wipe marinade from breasts 


Garlic, 1 clove 


Pour in oils in a steady 


Red onion, chopped, 1oz. 


and grill on both sides until 


Juice from 1 lime 


stream while blender is on. 


Red pepper, fresh chopped. 


fully cooked. Chicken can be 


Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp. 


Add salt to taste. 


loz. 


served warm or chilled. 


Tequila, 1oz. 




Jalapeno, fresh, deseeded. 


topped with the salsa. Chick- 


Rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. 


Marinate chicken breasts 


minced, 1 tbsp. 


en can also be cubed and 


Jalapeno, fresh, seeded, 


in a glass or non-reactive 


Juice from 1 lime 


tossed with the salsa. 


chopped 


pan for two to three hours. 


Rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. 






'or more information, 

1 e-mail wvadventure 
retreat@comcast.net 
or visit www. WVAdven- 
tureRetreat.com. 



F 



" 



YJditor's note: Outlook's fea- 
Xj ture, extracurricular, takes 
occasional glimpses into uni- 
versity employees' lives outside 
oftbeir day jobs. We welcome 
story suggestions; call Monette 
Austin Bailey at (301) 405- 
4629 or send e-mail to 
outlook®accmaiL umd.edu. 



APRIL 13, 2004 



A Quiet Hero Steps Forward 




PHOTO BY MONETTE AUSTIN BAILEY 



Lori Owen (left), director of facilities in the College of Arts and Humanities, has given Barbara Hope, a data 
administrator in the Office of Information Technology, the gift of life. 



In 2002, Barbara Hope 
knew things were chang- 
ing. The normally high- 
energy data administrator in 
the Office of Information 
Technology was falling asleep 
early in the evening, out of 
breath after climbing a flight 
of stairs, and losing her 
appetite. 

After several months of 
increasing symptoms, she 
went into renal failure. Her 
kidneys were no longer work- 
ing and the toxins were build- 
ing in her body. Her only 
option for continuing life was 
to go on dialysis, a process 
where she hooked up to a 
machine three times a week 
for three hours each session 
and her blood was filtered 
through an artificial kidney to 
remove the toxins. 

Dialysis presented many 
challenges. "Driving time, 
preparation time, blood pres- 
sure fluctuations, too much 
fluid removal, collapsing 
veins, a very restrictive diet, as 
well as the emotional toll on 
me and my family," says Hope. 
Although she started to feel 
better after several weeks of 
treatments, and had the sup- 
port of her family and OIT, the 
prospect of going through this 
for the rest of her life was 
daunting. 

Her doctors told her that a 
kidney transplant would be 
the best option for her, so she 
went to the Johns Hopkins 
Comprehensive Transplant 
Center to learn about the pro- 
cedure and be evaluated. Most 
transplanted organs are taken 
from the bodies of people 
who have died. However, 
organs such as kidney and seg- 
ments of liver can be taken 
from living organ donors who 
may be family members or 
friends of the person who 
needs the transplant. There 
are more than 55,000 people 
in the United States in need of 



a kidney transplant, but only 
about 8,500 kidneys are avail- 
able each year from deceased 
organ donors. 

After an evaluation, Hope's 
doctors felt she was a good 
candidate for transplantation, 
put her on what has become a 
five-year waiting list for a 
deceased donor, and also 
encouraged her to consider a 
living donor. 

"Immediately my husband 
wanted to donate his kidney 
but was ruled out as a suitable 
candidate," she says." I didn't 
feel I could ask anyone else, 
but let those close to me 
know that I was a transplant 
candidate. Among that group 
a quiet hero stepped forward." 

Lori Owen, director of facili- 
ties in the College of Arts and 
Humanities, had known Hope 
for more than 15 years. They 
met through their jobs, 
became friends and were part 
of a group of women who still 
meet and socialize together on 
a regular basis. When Owen 
heard that Hope was in need 
of a transplant, she and several 
other members of the group 
(who also work at the univer- 
sity) offered to be tested as 
potential donors. Owen was 
deemed to be the most suit- 
able and agreed to go forward. 

"I have always been blessed 
with good health and felt like 
this was a way to share that 
good fortune," says Owen. 
"Also, I have children the same 
ages as Barbara's and 1 could 
imagine what an impact dialy- 
sis and an uncertain medical 
future must be having on Bar- 
bara and her family." 

Hope and Owen were both 
cleared for surgery in June last 
year and the transplant was 
scheduled for early August at 
Johns Hopkins. Both surgeries 
went very well and Hope's 
body immediately responded 
positively to its new kidney. 
Both women were discharged 



from the hospital after three 
days. Owen was back at work 
within three weeks while 
Hope spent the next couple 
of months recuperating from 
the surgery and adjusting to 
her medication regimen. She 
was put on heavy doses of 
immunosuppressive and anti- 
rejection drugs and needed to 
be very careful about avoiding 
any type of bacteria or virus- 
es. She too is now back at 
work and still being careful to 
avoid extensive contact with 
large groups of people while 
her immune system is still 
adjusting. She feels great and 
is thankful every day for her 
very special friend and her 
new life. 

"We tell our story to encour- 
age others to consider becom- 
ing an organ donor and giving 
the gift of life," says Hope. 
"Donating a kidney to some- 
one who is in great need is the 
most selfless gift there is." 

"We've shared friendship 
for over 1 5 years, and now we 
share an even more precious 
bond," says Owen. 

They both recently became 
transplant mentors in a formal 
mentoring program offered by 
the Johns Hopkins Compre- 
hensive Transplant Center, 
They offer support and advice 
to other patients in need of a 
transplant as well as to people 
who are thinking about 
becoming donors. 

The University System of 
Maryland is part of a national 
initiative that is working to 
enroll one million new poten- 
tial organ donors. A single 
deceased donor can save or 
enhance the lives of as many 
as 50 people. Individuals can 
designate themselves as organ 
donors through motor vehicle 
registry or by completing a 
donor card. To learn more 
about organ donation, go to 
www.WorkPlacePartnership^ 
Life.org. 



PCEC: Encouraging Growth 

Continued from page i 




PHOTO BY DEEAIR BROWN 



Members of the conference planning committee confer on workshop top- 
ics. From near left: Lisa Wheeler, Debbie Densmore, Shirley Mapp (hidden) 
co-chair Dianne Sullivan, Kathy Scrannello, Diana White, co-chair Sandra 
George, Sue Pleyo and Kim Thome (not pictured). 



the end of the month and infor- 
mation can be found at www. 
inform.umd.edu/PCWI/PCEC/ 
NSPCEC/index.html. For more 
information, go the Web site or 



send e-mail to Dianne Sullivan 
at dsulliva@deans.umd.edu, or 
Sandy George at sgeorge@ur. 
umd.edu. 



Boyd: Committed Support 

Continued from page i 



credits him with creating the 
first model for a counseling cen- 
ter. He was a protege of the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota's E. G. 
Williamson, who Boyd calls the 
first generation. 

"He articulated the profes- 
sion," she says. 

A series of fortunate circum- 
stances put Boyd and Magoon 
in each other's paths, even 
while she was in Okinawa, 
Japan where her husband was 
stationed in the late 1960s. At 
Maryland, both Magoon and 
Boyd have strived to make the 
university "a pacesetter for 
counseling centers nationally." 
Ways in which Boyd has made 
her mark include maintenance 
of a national database of mental 
health professionals that are 
people of color and the cre- 
ation of a crisis intervention 
response team. She says "a lot of 



Vivian S. Boyd will be 
honored as Outstand- 
ing Woman of the 
Year on Wednesday, April 
14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 
Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. The campus is 
invited to attend. Refresh- 
ments will be served. For 
more information, go to 
www.inform.umd.edu/PCWi. 



. 
wonderful people" from public 
safety, the chaplains and mental 
health came together to create 
"a team that knows how to 
work together." 

So whether it is managing 
large-scale situations or those 
involving an individual, Boyd is 
confident that the team possess- 
es the specific skills necessary 
to "normalize" the situation as 
quickly as possible. 

Boyd enjoys melding differ- 
ent pieces together to make an 
effective whole, though there 
are multiple challenges inherent 
in keeping the five units of the 
center (the Counseling Service, 
Learning Assistance Center, Dis- 
ability Support Services.Testing, 
Research & Data Processing 
Unit and the University Parent 
Consultation & Child Evaluation 
Service) running smoothly and 
in a complimentary fashion. 

"I balance a lot at one time 
and I like doing that... and I get 
to work with an incredibly tal- 
ented staff, which is a tradition 
around here," she says. 

In her nominating letter to 
women's commission chair 
Andrea Levy, Clement summed 
up Boyd's multiple contribu- 
tions. "She has woven the con- 
nections between these servic- 
es, so that they present a seam- 
less web of support for our stu- 
dents." 



That's Not All. Folks 

For more articles on campus happen- 
ings, events and highlights of facul- 
ty and staff achievements, go to http:// 
outlook.collegepublisher.com. 




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■ 



OUTLOOK 



New Program Reduces College 
Debt for Low- Income Students 



Low-income students 
entering the university 
this fall will not have 
to worry about amass- 
ing thousands of dollars in 
loans to pay for their educa- 
tion thanks to a new financial 
aid program announced by the 
university last week. 

President Dan Mote hailed 
the new Maryland Pathways 
program as a major step in the 
university's efforts to ensure 
that the state's flagship institu- 
tion remains accessible to stu- 
dents from all income levels. 

"We are strongly committed 
to keeping a University of 
Maryland education within 
reach of all citizens of the 
state "said Mote. "Recent 
reductions in state funding, 
and the resulting tuition 
increases threaten to squeeze 
out students with limited 
financial means. This program 
keeps the door of opportunity 
open for them and relieves 
much of the sizeable debt that 
would be so burdensome 
when they graduate." 

Maryland joins a handful of 
top public universities- 
including University of Virginia 
and University of North Caroli- 
na, Chapel Hill— that have 
recently launched similar ini- 
tiatives to make sure cost is 
not a barrier to higher educa- 
tion. 

The two-track Maryland 
Pathways program replaces 
loans with grants in financial 
aid packages for low-income 
students and champions the 
value of work as a part of stu- 
dent life experience. Some 
500 freshmen, about 1 2 per- 
cent of the incoming class, are 
expected to receive the first 
Maryland Pathways awards in 
Fall 2004. 

The university has partnered 
with the Maryland Higher Edu- 
cation Commission (MHEC) to 
make $1.6 million available 
annually to fund the program 
when 'it is fully implemented 
in four years. University funds 
will come from reallocation of 
financial aid resources and 
endowments and additional 
private funds to be raised in 
the future. MHEC will provide 
its Maryland Guaranteed 
Access Grants to students tar- 
geted for this new assistance 
program. 

Key Elements of the Plan 

The work/grant component 
of Maryland Pathways provides 
university and state grants, 
instead of need-based loans, to 
students of families who 
demonstrate they have no 
financial resources to pay for 
college. Typically these are 
families with incomes at or 
below the federal poverty 
level, currently $21 ,000 for a 
family of four. The students 
will be required to work eight 
to 10 hours per week in feder- 
al work-study jobs on campus 
and will receive additional fed- 
eral aid that combined will 
cover the total cost of attend- 



\ 



ing the university. These stu- 
dents will leave the university 
debt free. 

The second component, a 
Pell Grant supplement, targets 
students who are ineligible for 
a federal Pell Grant because 
they work to help meet living 
expenses. Maryland Pathways 
will award grants to cover the 
amount of Pell Grant aid these 
students lose because of their 
efforts to help themselves. Aid 
packages will be based on the 
incomes of students' parents. 

"This two-pronged program 
can make a big difference for a 
significant number of Mary- 
land students," said Mote, "and 
it puts the university on course 
to help reverse the long-stand- 
ing national trend of encourag- 
ing educational loans for stu- 
dents and families wit li limited 
ability to repay them." 

High Debt Hits Low-income 
Students Hardest 

William McLean, the associ- 
ate vice president for academic 
affairs who coordinated devel- 
opment of Maryland Pathways, 
said students targeted for the 
program have typically gradu- 
ated with loan debt totaling 
$13,000 to $17,000, a figure 
that has increased as educa- 
tional costs have risen. The 
current total annua] cost of 
tuition, room, board, books and 
supplies is $17,759 for resi- 
dent students at Maryland; it is 
$28,433 for non-resident stu- 
dents. Approximately 66 per- 
cent of undergraduates 
received some form of need- 
based aid to cover these costs 
in fiscal 2003. 

"In the face of a possible 
second double-digit tuition 
increase this year, we felt it 
important to take aggressive 
steps to make sure those on 
the fringes of the access bor- 
der did not get pushed away," 
said McLean. 

University research shows 
the growing use of loans over 
the past decade has placed a 
tremendous burden on stu- 
dents whose families are the 
least able to assist them in 
repayment. Many students 
report facing the dilemma of 
accepting a preferred job in 
the public sector or one that 
would enable them to better 
manage their student aid debt. 
Others have opted not to take 
it on and often eventually drop 
out. 

Admissions Director Barbara 
Gill said the new program will 
help send a strong signal that 
Maryland wants to attract stu- 
dents from all socioeconomic 
backgrounds. "We have found 
that with the increase in col- 
lege costs nationwide, the 
neediest families are less likely 
to consider four-year colleges 
as viable options for their stu- 
dents," Gill said. "Maryland 
Pathways demonstrates our 
commitment to being accessi- 
ble to all qualified students, 
regardless of their financial cir- 
cumstances." 



Maryland Days Fun for Everyone 

Continued from page 1 




FILE PHOTOS BY CVNTHIA MI1CHEL 



Just a taste of what's in store for Maryland Day 2004: Maryland Day volunteers introduce children to a 
baby Terrapin at Terrapin Station on Hornbake Plaza. Below, a physics volunteer steers a young mind 
toward the fascinating laws of motion; and volunteers at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center show 
children how to toot their horns. 



by engineering stu- 
dents; a fun talk by 
William Phillips, Nobel 
Laureate and physics 
professor, on "the cold- 
est stuff in the uni- 
verse;" a faculty-staff 
pig-charming show; 
and a look at the busi- 
ness of board games. 
Also,ABC-7's Chief 
Meteorologist Doug 
Hill will be here to 
answer weather-related 
questions. 

"With this being 
our sixth Maryland 
Day, it just seems like 
everything is falling 
into place " says 
Deborah Wiltrout, 
director of marketing. 
"We have more events, 
more corporate spon- 
sors, more university 
volunteers and, hope- 
fully, more visitors get- 
ting to know the 
University of 
Maryland." 

For more informa- 
tion and updates, call 
1-877-UMTERPS or 
go to www.maryland 
day.umd.edu. 

Immediately fol- 
lowing Maryland Day, 
the city of College 
Park will host its first 
Taste of College Park 
event from 4 p.m. until 
8 p.m. Food vendors 
and free entertainment 
will be provided at 
City Hall, 4500 Knox 
Road. For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 864- 
8877. 




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Outstanding Professional 
Support Staff 

Nominate a deserving employee 
for the 2004 Outstanding Profes- 
sional Support Staff Award, which 
will be presented on Friday, June 4 
at the 22nd Annual Professional 
Concepts Exchange Conference: 
Empowering the Individual for the 
Workplace. The Professional Con- 
cepts Exchange Conference Plan- 
ning Committee's deadline for 
applications is May 6. 

For more information, contact 
Lisa Wheeler at (301) 314-0336 or 
rwl 00@umail.umd.edu. 



LGBT Ally Training 

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexu- 
al and Transgender (LGBT) Equity 
offers free training for individuals 
interested in becoming better 
allies to the LGBT community. 
Upon completion of both parts of 
the training, participants are 
offered the opportunity to become 
part of a growing network of dedi- 
cated allies. 

Upcoming training dates are: 

• Friday.April 9, 9 a.m. to noon: 
. part 1 

• Tuesday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 
noon: part 1 

• Wednesday, April 21, 1 to 4 
p.m.: part 2 

■ Friday.April 30, 9 a.m. to 
noon: part 2 

• Thursday, May 6, 1 to 4 p.m.: 
part 1 

• Friday, May 7, 1 to 4 p.m.: 
part 2 

• Thursday, May 13, 1 to 4 p.m.: 
part 2 

For more information, contact 
Tricia Slusser at (301) 405-8720 or 
SlusserT@aol.com, or visit www. 
inform . umd.edu/lgbt/rainbow. html . 




How many times have you vowed 
to change your eating habits, exer- 
cise more, and/or quit smoking? 
The Center for Health and Wellbe- 
ing (0121 CRQ offers free behav- 
ior change counseling. Make an 
appointment to see a health/peer 
educator to help you set goals for 
successful change. After your 
appointment you will receive a 
free goodie bag to help you work 
towards your change. 

For more information, contact 
(301) 314-1493 or treger® health. 
umd.edu. 



Nominate Speakers 

The Graduate School invites nomi- 
nations for speakers to participate 
in the coming academic year 
(2004-2005). This series aims to 
bring to campus eminent intellec- 
tuals who can speak across disci- 
plinary boundaries and engage 
non-specialists. Name recognition 
is essential. The format is a two- 
day visit, which includes one lec- 
ture to a general audience and one 
seminar for students and faculty in 
the appropriate department. Send 
nominations by email to Philip 
DeShong at deshong@umd.edu by 
April 23. 



Terps Helping Terps in Need 



Have fun and help a colleague at the 
same time — that's the message of Fun 
for the FUNd, a triple-pronged effort 
designed to raise money for the Faculty Staff 
Emergency Loan Fund. 

In its second year, the campaign includes the 
faculty-staff talent show, raffle and silent auction. 
Last year it raised nearly 
$20,000 for the fond, 
which gives loans to 
those in need. The fund, 
which is entirely support- 
ed by donations, is 
administered by the 
Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program (FSAP).Tom 
Ruggieri, coordinator of 
the FASP, said for the first 
time last year all emer- 
gency loan requests were 
met, without a waiting list 
because of the campus' 
generous support. 

Faculty or staff mem- 
bers may apply for loans up to $1,000 and have 
six months to repay the loan. Ruggieri says that 
most requests are true emergencies; home pay- 
ments, car repairs to enable people to get to 
work or overdue utility bills. 

Organizers believe they have created another 
exciting lineup of items and talent. For example, 
those who buy raffle tickers have a chance to 
win two round trip airline tickets, free lunch or a 
weekend getaway for two. Some of the items up 
for auction include a handmade afghan in 
Maryland colors and tickets to next year's Duke 
basketball game. 




An afghan similar to this one is available as part 
of the online auction. New items are being added 
regularly 



"The organizing committee, with the energy 
and commitment of Gloria Aparicio, has worked 
hard to make this effort both fun and successful," 
says Melissa Sweeney, assistant director of market- 
ing. Aparicio is assistant to the vice president for 
administrative affairs. "I encourage the campus 
community to go to the Web site and bid on 
items, buy raffle tickets 
and come to the variety 
show." 

As for the talent, it's a 
mix of faculty, staff and a 
top-secret top administra- 
tors act. If last year's show 
is any indication of the 
artistic gifts on campus, 
then those attending this 
year's variety show — to 
be held April 27 — are in 
for a treat. Faculty and 
staff will take the stage In 
the Clarice Snu'th 
Center's Dekelboum 
Concert Hall from 3:30 
to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. 

Those who can't attend the variety show or 
choose not to participate in the raffle and auc- 
tion may make donations direcdy to the emer- 
gency fund by sending a check to: Terry Miller, 
Director of Gift Acceptance, 7309 Baltimore 
Ave, Suite 217, College Park, MD 20740. For 
more information, contact Miller at (301) 403 
4691 xl6. 

For more information ott the assistance pro- 
gram, go to www.umd.edu/FSAP For more 
information on Fun for the FUNd, go to 
www.urhome.mTid.edu/thefund/ 



For more information, visit www. 
atmos.umd.edu/-sigmaxi/disting. 
html. 



Smart Growth Leadership 

Faculty and staff who are involved 
in, or concerned about, the land 
use, transportation, community 
design and environmental direc- 
tion of the communities they live 
in are invited to enroll in the 
National Center for Smart Growth 
Research and Education's Smart 
Growth Leadership program. The 
program will be held on April 29 
and 30 and May 3 to 5 at the Mari- 
time Institute in Linthicum Heights. 

For more information, contact 
Katie Petrone at (301) 405-6788 or 
kpetrone@ursp.umd.edu, or visit 
www. sm artgrowth . umd. edu/ 
education/smartgrowthleadership 
progr. 



Assessing the Legacy off 
Brown v. Board 

"With All Deliberate Speed— Con- 
sidering Brown v. Board of Educa- 
tion Yesterday, Today and Tomor- 
row" will be held April 16 from 9 
a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the Inn and 
Conference Center. This program, 
sponsored by the Democracy Col- 
laborative, the Philip Merrill Col- 
lege of Journalism and the Depart- 
ment of History, is part of Mary- 
land's month-long commemoration 
of the Brown v. Board Supreme 
Court decision. The daylong event 
is designed to look at the decision 
from both an historical and a per- 
sonal perspective. 
Educator and scholar Walter 



Leonard, who served as the assis- 
tant dean at both the Howard Uni- 
versity and Harvard University law 
schools, will deliver the keynote 
address. There will also be panel 
discussions that look at the ramifi- 
cations of Brown and the media 
coverage of the decision. The pro- 
gram will end with a "group 
speak" session hosted by mythmak- 
er, word wizard and poet Alice 
Lovelace. 

For more information and to 
RSVP.call (301) 405-3213 or send 
e-mail to: nsanchez@democ racy- 
collaborative, org. There is a $30 
fee for lunch and parking. 




May is Better Hearing 
Speech Month 

An estimated 28 million Americans 
have a hearing loss that can be 
treated. 

The university's Speech and 
Hearing Clinic wiU offer free hear- 
ing screenings during the week of 
May 3-7. The screenings are open 
to the university community and 
general public and will be offered 
from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on each 
day in the clinic, room 0110, Lefrak 
Hall. To make an appointment, call 
(301) 405^218. 



Examining China's Changes 

The Institute for Global Chinese 
Affairs will be hosting an interna- 
tional conference, "Transforming 
Institutions in Global China: Past 
Lessons, Future Challenges," on Fri- 
day and Saturday, April 30 and May 
1 in 0108 Stamp Student Union. 
The keynote speaker for Friday's 



luncheon will be Jerome Alan 
Cohen from New York University 
Law School. 

Registration includes lunch on 
both days and conference materi- 
als. Registration fees are as follows: 
students $10 per day ($15 after 
April 16), other guests $25 per day 
($30 after April 16). Register in 
advance by contacting Rebecca 
McGinnis at (301) 405-0213 or 
rml65@umail.umd.edu. 



Recognizing Service 

The Office of Community Service- 
Learning is seeking nominations 
for its 2004 Community Service 
Awards. Faculty and staff are eligi- 
ble for the following awards: 

( 1 ) Outstanding Campus/Com- 
munity Partnership — presented 
jointly to a campus and communi- 
ty partnership that embodies the 
spirit of reciprocity, collaboration 
and common purpose. 

Projects or programs nominated 
should demonstrate a sustained 
partnership between any campus 
and community entity to meet an 
identified community need. 

(2) Service-Learning Advocate 
Award — to a faculty or staff person 
who has demonstrated exception- 
al commitment to advocating for 
service-learning on campus. Advo- 
cacy may take the form of excep- 
tional teaching in a service-learn- 
ing class, the development of com- 
munity-based partnerships, or 
advising student community serv- 
ice organizations. 

For more information and appli- 
cations (due April 15), contact Cara 
Appel Silbaugh, 120A Stamp Stu- 
dent Union, or at (301) 314-7938.