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Volume 20 

Number 8 * May ii, 2004 

Professors Promote 
Design Excellence in 
Affordable Housing 

An exhibit at the National 
Building Museum has 
shown that there is a 
growth of affordable alterna- 
tives available to American 
households, who are challenged 
by high housing costs and poor 
living conditions. 

Isa belle Gournay and Ralph 
Bennett, professors in the 
School of Architecture, are guest 
curators of "Affordable Housing: 
Designing an American Asset," 
which will run until Aug. 8. 

"So few exhibits concentrate 
on the topic of affordable hous- 
ing," Gournay says. "The mes- 
sage we want to make clear is 
that housing is architecture and 
design can be as valuable as any 
costly building." 

The US Department of Hous- 
ing and Urban Development, 
one of the lead sponsors of the 
exhibit, considers a housing 
project affordable if at least 20 
percent of its units are available 
to families making less than 50 
percent of the median income 
in the area, assuming that no 
more than 30 percent of the 
family's income is spent on 

Howard Decker, the muse- 
um's chief curator, who worked 
closely with Gournay and Ben- 
nett, found that a minimum- 
wage worker earning $5.15 per 
hour should spend no more 
than $257.50 a month in rent 
and utilities. 

The exhibit uses wooden 
kiosks to display 18 such hous- 
ing projects from across the 
nation that prove low-cost hous- 
ing can mean well-designed 
developments that are of value 
to residents and communities. 
The kiosks are as varied as the 
designs, and use a range of 
media from photographs to 
blueprints to models, to show- 
case each project. 

Gournay contributed a time- 
line, reviewing the successes, fail- 
ures and benchmarks of housing 
policy from 1848 to 2004, to the 
exhibit, as well as nine videos, 
examining national housing ini- 
tiatives. One video includes a 
news spot for the Federal Hous- 
ing Administration that features 
muppets designed by Maryland 
alumnus Jim Henson. 

Bennett organized the pro- 
jects for exhibition, and asked 
each proposer to submit statis- 
tics. Decker said the statistics 
have helped visitors understand 
the urgency of the issue. 

"Thirty percent of house- 
holds, are challenged by this; 
people who you normally 
would think could afford hous- 
ing, can't— librarians, police- 

See HOUSING, page 3 

Stepping Out: Students Move On 


In less than two weeks, more than 6,000 students will cross a stage and begin 
their lives as alumni of the University of Maryland, This year's class is larger than 
last year's and just as diverse, with students coming from every state and three 
U.S. Territories. 

The main commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the 
Comcast Center, with department ceremonies being held beginning at 9 a.m. on 
May 21. A list of times and locations are below. Also, this year's main ceremony will 
be Webcast with a link available through the university's home page, 

Schedule of May 21 

African American 
Studies, Anthropology, 

9 a.m.. Memorial Chapel 

Agriculture and Natural 

Noon, Memorial Chapel 

American Studies and 
Women's Studies 

Noon, Skinner Hall, Room 0200 


10 a.m.. Architecture Building 
Great Space 

Art History 

10 a.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall 

Art Studio 

Noon, Stamp Student Union, 
Grand Ballroom 

Robert H. Smith School 
of Business 

Noon, Comcast Center 


10 a.m., Marie Mount Hall, 
Maryland Room 


1 p.m., Ritchie Coliseum 

Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences 

11 a.m.. Armory 

Criminology and Criminal 

3 p.m., Comcast Center 

See CEREMONIES, page 4 

Creativity Comes to Campus 

Approximately 10,000 people will 
make the campus their home for a 
few days as Maryland once again 
hosts Odyssey of the Mind's World Finals 
this summer. 

Odyssey is a 
creative problem- 
solving competi- 
tion that provides 
learning opportu- 
nities for students 
from kinder- 
garten through 
college. Students 

compete to solve problems that range from 
building mechanical devices to Interpreting 
literary classics. After competing in local 
and state events, they advance to the World 
level. Thousands of teams from throughout 
the United States and 25 other countries 

Beginning on May 27, attendees will be in 

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College Park for the five-day finals competi- 
tion. Visitors will include participants, coach- 
es, judges and supporters. The event will kick 
off the summer conference season for Con- 
ferences and Visitor 
Services (CVS), a 
campus depart- 
ment within the 
division of Student 
Affairs that is coor- 
dinating the cam- 
puswide event. 
This is the sixth 
time Odyssey has 
been held on campus. It is also the educa- 
tional association's 25th anniversary. 

The event started in 1978 under the name 
Olympics of the Mind. The first competition 
consisted of 28 schools and was intended to 
be a one-time event. The event was a suc- 

See OtfTSSEY, page 4 

Homeland Security 
Chief to Speak 

Ridge Will Address Spring Grads 

As the first director of our 
country's Office of Homeland 
Security, Tom Ridge took on the 
daunting task of working to better 
secure our nation against terrorist 
actions in the wake of Sept. 1 1, 

He works with more than 
180,000 employees from com- 
bined agencies to strengthen our 
borders, provide for intelligence 
analysis and infrastructure protec- 
tion, improve the use of science 
and technology to counter 
weapons of mass destruction, and 
to create a comprehensive 
response and recovery division. 

Tom Ridge 

Secy. Ridge, so named once Con- 
gress elevated his position to cabi- 
net level last January, was twice 
elected governor of Pennsylvania, 
serving from 1995 to 2001. He 
kept his promise to make Pennsyl- 
vania "a leader among states and a 
competitor among nations." Ridge's 
aggressive technology strategy 
helped fuel the state's advances in 
the priority areas of economic 
development, education, health 
and the environment. 

Iiz Huntley and Jaime Cheret, 
co-chairs of the student-led speak- 
er selection committee, believe 
Ridge appeals to a wide audience. 

"Many students will enter gov- 
ernment work after graduation 
while virtually everyone will be 
affected in one way or another by 
the work of the Department of 
Homeland Security," Huntley said. 
"Secretary Ridge brings a great 
deal of life experience and insight 
from which the Class of 2004 can 

Barn Aug. 26, 1945 in Pittsburgh's 
Steel Valley, Ridge was raised in a 
working-class family in veterans' 
public housing in Erie. He earned a 
scholarship to Harvard, graduating 
with honors in 1967. After his first 
year at the Dickinson School of 
Law, he was drafted into the U.S. 

See RIDGE, page 4 

MAY II, 2004 


tlons in this free workshop 
open to faculty, teaching assis- 
tants and instructional support 
staff. Registration is required at 
html. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or 


June 4 

may 11 

11 a.m.-l p.m.. Stress 
Buster Carnival Prince 
Georges Room, Stamp Student 
Union. Free. Games, food and 
prizes. For more information, 
contact Jennifer Treger at 4- 
1493 or treger@health.umd. 

Noon-1 p.m., APT Seminar 
for Assistant Professors 

0100 Marie Mount. The Office 
of the Associate Provost for 
Faculty Affairs will offer an 
informal discussion for the 
assistant professors who will 
be reviewed for promotion 
and tenure in the fall. For more 
information, contact Ellin 
Scholnick at 5-4252 or 


may 13 

9-10 a.m., APT Workshop 
for Associate Professors 

0100 Marie Mount. Topics cov- 
ered will include how to pre- 
pare a dossier, the mechanics 
of the review process, and uni- 
versity expectations. The 2004- 
2005 Procedural Manual may 
be available. For more informa- 
tion, contact Ellin Scholnick 5- 
4252 or 

7:30 p.m.. Undisclosed 
Locations: Stories From 
Beneath the Surface Kay 

Theatre, Clarice Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Center. Free. Featuring 
new choral and orchestral 
works by composer-in-resi- 
dence Christopher Patton. 
Based on poems by Northwest- 
ern High School students. For 
more information, call 5-ARTS. 

may 14 

9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.. Spring 
Bedding Plant Sale Green- 
house Research Complex. For 
more information, call Cather- 
ine at 5-4376. 


may 15 

7:30 p.m., Gamelan Ensem- 
ble Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. A sen- 
sory feast by the university's 
Balinese percussion ensemble, 
featuring authentic drums and 

Outlook Publishing Schedule 



his is Outlook's fast Issue, print or online, for the Spring 
2004 semester. We will resume publication with a print edi- 
tion on June 15. The summer dates and fall schedule are as 

June 15 print 

Sept. 7 

Oct. 12 

Nov. 16 print 

Sept. 14 

Oct. 19 print 

Nov. 23 

July 20 print 

Sept. 21 print 

Oct. 26 

Sept. 28 

Dec. 7 

Aug. 31 print 

Nov. 2 

Dec. 14 print 

(first fall issue) 

Oct. 5 

Nov. 9 

8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., 22nd 
Annual Professional Con- 
cepts Exchange Confer- 
ence Inn & Conference Cen- 
ter. This year's theme will be 
Empowering the Individual for 
the Workplace. Luncheon 
keynote speaker is William 
Destler, senior vice president of 
academic affairs and provost. 
For more information, contact 
Dianne Sullivan at 5-5806 or . 


gongs. For more informadon, 
call 5-ARTS. 

may 16 


6:30 p.m.. Opera Lafayette 

Dekelboum Concert Hall, 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts 

Center, Opera Lafayette begins 

with an hour-long pre-perform- f¥l3y Z7 

ance discussion on this tale of 

Buonafede, the gullible and 

overprotective rather who falls 

prey to the designs of a bogus 

astrologer. General admission is 

$20, $35 and $45. Students pay 

$5. For more informadon, call 


and cheese reception begins at j 11116 5 
7 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:30 
p.m.The cost is $50 per per- 
son. For more information, con- 
tact Nancy Loomis at 4-6631 or, or 

8 p.m., Ning An, Piano 

Gildenhom Recital Hall, 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts 
Center. Kappell Laureate Ning 
An shares his artistry and tech- 
nique. General admission is 
$30; students pay $5. For more 
information, call 5-ARTS. 


may 20 

9 a.m. -3 p.m.. Networking 
for Social Change through 
Service and Technology 

Special Events Room, McKeldin 
Library. The Democracy Collab- 
orative and the Office of Com- 
munity Service-Learning will 
host this meeting, with oppor- 
tunities to network with mem- 
bers of community organiza- 
tions, local, state and county 
agencies, and university stu- 
dents, faculty- and staff. A 
hands-on technology class is 
offered, including an introduc- 
tion to www.princegeorges. 
org. A light breakfast and lunch 
are included. RSVP by May 18. 
For more information, contact 
Nelisbeth Sanchez at 4-3213 or 
nsanchez@dcmocracycollabo-, or Cheri Love at 4- 


All day. Seventeenth Annual 
Conference For and About 
African Americans in Higher 
Education Inn & Conference 
Center. This year's theme is 
African Americans' Achieve- 
ments in Higher Education: 
Paradigms and Practices for a 
Promising Future. For early- 
bird savings, mail in registra- 
tion by May 14. Faculty and 
staff: $ 1 50; graduate students 
$60 for all sessions on May 27 
and 28. For more information, 
contact Audrey Stewart at 5- 
1078 or astewarl ©, or 

june 7 

9-10:30 a.m.. Getting Start- 
ed with WebCT 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. This 
hands-on, interactive workshop 
open to faculty, teaching assis- 
tants and instructional support 
staff will get participants start- 
ed using WebCT. Registration is 
required at 
iit/current. html. For more 
information, contact Deborah 
Mateik at 5-2945 or 

June 8 

june 1 

1 2:30 p.m.. What is WebCT? 
4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. This free session will sur- 
vey the tools and pedagogical 
potential of this Web-based 
course management tool. 
Open to faculty, teaching assis- 
tants and instructional support 
staff. Registration is required at 
html. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or 


10:45 a.m.-l 2:15 p.m., 
WebCT Collaboration and 
Communication 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. This 
hands-on, interactive workshop 
teaches how to communicate 
with students using WebCT. A 
free workshop open to faculty, 
teaching assistants and instruc- 
Uonal support staff. Registra- 
tion is required at www.oit. For 
more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik at 5-2945 or 

s at u RD AV 

may 22 

june 2 

june 12 

7-10 p.m.. May Wine Dinner 
at Mulligan's Grill University 
Golf Course. A five-course din- 
ner paired with Murphy Goode 
and Bonny Doon Wines. Wine 

9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.. Quick 
Start to MS PowerPoint 

4404 Computer & Space Sci- 
ence. Use MS PowerPoint to 
develop professional presenta- 

8 p.m.. National Orchestral 
Institute: Michael Stern, 
Conductor Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center. For more 
information, call 5-ARTS. 

calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook is compiled from a combination 
of inforM's master calendar and submissions 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 

There's More 


Though the campus may 
be quieter in June, come 
hear what's going on at the 
Clarice Smith Performing 
Arts Center. 

Come online to read about 
Christine Smith, this sem- 
ester's student commence- 
ment speaker. She's a classi- 
cally trained vocalist with a 
head for energy modeling and 
computer systems design. 

Projects selected as this 
year's Inventions of the 
Year include a way to fight 
viruses and better ways to 
navigate the globe. 


june 14 

9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., Build a 
Course Web Page with 
Dreamweaver MX 4404 
Computer & Space Science. A 
free workshop geared to those 
faculty, teaching assistants and 
instructional support staff with 
litde or no HTML experience. 
Registration is required at 
www. o it . umd . ed u/iit/current . 
html. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or 


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newspaper serving the University 
of Maryland campus community. 
Online editions of Outlook are 
published weekly at http://outlook. 

Brodic Remington ■ Vice 
President, University Relations 

Teresa [Tannery • Executive 
Director, University 
Communications and Marketing 

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Field House Drive Closing Soon 

Adding the 
Building to the 
Building requires 
the closing of Field 
House Drive 
between the Patux- 
ent Building and 
Regents Drive 
Garage for two 
years beginning as 
early as mid-June. 

Project Manager 
Bob Martinazzi and 
Dave Dalo, director of facilities 
for the College of Life Sciences, 
hope that by letting the campus 
community know early and 
often, they can minimize the 

"The road is actually being 
moved because the addition 
covers where the road is now," 
says Dalo. "There's no easy way 
to do it." 

The new structure will house 
more labs and work space for 
researchers, several of whom are 
being relocated while construc- 
tion is underway. It wiU also be 
the new home of the Depart- 
ments of Biology and Cell Biolo- 
gy and Molecular Genetics. No 
classes should be affected, 
though the current lecture hall 

An overview of construction impacts of the 
Biosciences Research Building 

will be torn down to make way 
for a larger one. 

"And Lot BB is closing. . .they 
will be given new assignments in 
Regents Garage," said Martinazzi. 

The two have given presenta- 
tions to affected faculty and admi- 
nistrators. Word will also go out 
on the OUCH! page of the univer- 
sity's Web site, www.inform.umd. 
edu/ouch, and through other 
campus media. The project's own 
site, www. 
encesbuilding, will feature regu- 
lar updates as well. 

A town hall meeting to provide 
new information and answer 
questions is scheduled for May 
19 at 3 p.m. in room 1243 of the 
building. All are encouraged to 

Housings Design Excellence 

Continued from page 1 

■ : 
projects, based on 
diversity and design 

Gournay, who 
gives tours of the 
exhihit upon request 
(with the exception 
of her honors class), 
said the project she 
most admired was 
Colorado Courts, in 
Santa Monica, Calif, 
(pictured at left), 
where the units' flat 
roofs and solar pan- 
els are efficient as 
well as decorative. 
The team has devot- 
ed over a year to the 
exhibit, which Gour- 
nay says amounts to 
an enjoyable four 
months of full-time 
work. Most exhibi- 
tions take several 
years to prepare. 

Decker says the exhibit's main 
goal is to destigmatize the image 
of affordable housing. 

"This exhibit has proved to be 
very popular," Decker says. "Amer- 
icans are obsessed with their 
homes and there is a notion of 
identity based on where we live. 
But there are some images that 
come to mind at the mention of 
affordable housing. The typical 
image is of poor people and we 
want to show visitors that that's 
not the case." 

The National Building Museum is 
located at 401 F Street NW, Washing- 
ton, D.C. and is open Monday to Satur- 
day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The 
exhibit is open through Aug. 8. 

Colorado Court, in Santa Monica, Calif., is 100 per- 
cent energy independent. Designed by Pugh 
Scarpa Kodama. 

men, teachers," he says. "Afford- 
able housing is so complex to 
finance, activists are using this 
exhibit to lobby for funding." 

The team asked proposers to 
submit affordable housing proj- 
ects that feature design excel- 
lence based on five criteria, 
including productive use of the 
ground underlying the develop- 
ment and use of the building to 
separate noise from quiet and 
public from private. 

"We sent announcements for 
submissions in architectural jour- 
nals and Web sites," Gournay says. 
"We saw interesting and efficient 
dwellings without them being 
costly, serving their purpose, fit- 
ting the community. There were 
very many styles." 

They selected 18 out of 180 



Another Lunar Landing: "II Mondo della Luna" 

he fascination 

with reaching 

the moon — 
recently manifested in the 
announcement of the Moon- 
Crash Project for sale on 
eBay (starting bid of $6 mil- 
lion to crash 22 pounds of 
your personal stuff on the 
lunar surface) and Bush's 
announcement of another 
manned flight to the moon 
—renders a production of 
Joseph Haydn's 1777 opera 
U Mondo della Luna (The 
World of the Moon) a timely 

Washington, D.C. -based 
Opera Lafayette's semi- 
staged version will be pre- 
sented at the Clarice Smith 
PerformingArts Center on 
Sunday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in 
the Dekelboum Concert 
Hall. In this opera based on 
the comedy by Carlo 
Goldoni, a gullible and over- 
protective father, Buonafede 
(as portrayed by the great 
comic bass Francois Loup), is 
duped to believe he has 
been transported to the 
moon. Targeted by Ecclitlco, 
a false astronomer who 
wants to marry Buonafede's 
daughter, the well-to-do doo- 
fus is given a "magic" potion 
that will transport him to the 
court of the emperor of the 
moon. When Buonafede 
awakens from his drugged 

sleep in Ecchtico's disguised 
garden, he is amazed to 
encounter the emperor 
(Ecclitico's accomplice in 
disguise). Each of his daugh- 
ters is married with his 
unwitting blessing before he 
finally discovers that he has 
been fooled. In the end, how- 
ever, Buonafede assents to 
the marriages. 

Artistic Director and Con- 
ductor Ryan Brown leads the 
"first-rate early music ensem- 
ble" with an elegant touch, 
opening "a sunny window 
into the rarified world of 
18th-century opera" (Balti- 
more Sun).With Leon Major 
as director, the cast of B 
Mondo della Luna includes 

Francois Loup, bass-baritone, 
as Buonafede; Ben Butter- 
field, tenor, as Ecclitico; 
Gaeie LeRoi, soprano, as 
Clarice; Heather Johnson, 
soprano, as Lisetta; Kirsten 
Blase, mezzo-soprano, as 
Flamlna; Marc Molomot, 
tenor, as Cecco; and David 
Newman, baritone, as 

Tickets are $45, $35 and 
$20; $5 for students. There 
will be a pre-perforrnance 
discussion at 6:30 p.m. with 
Robert Aubry Davis ofWETA 
and XM Satellite Radio. For 
more information, call (301) 
405-ARTS (2787) or visit 

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Benefit Recital Features Piano Museum Curator 

Pianist Donald Manil- 
di laughs when 
mentioning the 
migratory habits of audi- 
ences at piano recitals. 
They flock to seats on the 
left-hand side of the hall in 
order to watch the pianist 
at the keyboard, since the 
piano is traditionally 
turned in that direction. 

"I'd like to know what 
they see in the hands " he 
said. For him, the glory is 
in the sound of the instru- 
ment, which is probably 
why he's perfect for the 
position of curator of the 
International Piano Archives 
at Maryland (IPAM). Home to 
97 percent of all classical 
piano recordings, IPAM is 
one of the world's most 
extensive coUections dedi- 
cated to piano performance, 
all nestled in the Michelle 
Smith Performing Arts 
Library at the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center. 

It contains more than 
15,000 scores of piano 
music; documentation of the 
lives and careers of many 
eminent concert pianists, 
including programs, reviews, 
clippings, photographs, let- 
ters, diaries and books; an 
audio preservation studio; 

Don Manildi, curator of the 
International Piano Archives at 
Maryland, at the 2003 Maryland Day. 

and an elegant piano room 
featuring two specialized 
pianos capable of playing 
back live performances. 

Manildi will perform a 
recital on Saturday, May 22 at 
8 p.m. in the Gildenhorn 
Recital Hall to benefit the 
Neil Ratliff Fund, an endow- 
ment for IPAM. Created in 
honor of IPAM's 25th anni- 
versary 2002-03 and in cele- 
bration of its new home at 
the Clarice Smith Center, the 
fund aims to ensure a source 
of income that will enable 
the development and preser- 
vation of IPAM's collections. 

Neil Ratliff, head of the 
library and IPAM from 1980- 

1994, came to the univer- 
sity after serving at the 
New York Public Library 
at Lincoln Center for 17 
years. The fund honors 
Ratliff s leadership in 
helping to increase the 
IPAM collections many 
times over. 

The recital program 
includes music of Chopin, 
Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, 
Rachmaninoff and 
Godowsky. The perform- 
ance is free, but tickets 
are required and seating is 
reserved. Contributions to 
the Neil Ratliff Fund are 
encouraged. There is a maxi- 
mum of six tickets permitted 
per person. Call (301) 405- 
ARTS or visit www. clarice- 
smi thee nte r. umd . edu for 
more information. 

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

Qarice Smith 
Performing Arts 

Centerat Maryland 


MAY II, 2004 




Textbook Adoption Turn-in 

Turn in your Book Adoptions to the 
University Book Center by May 1 1 
and with an 85 percent or greater 
submission rate, you will have a 
chance xo win one semester's 
worth of books for a deserving stu- 
dent in your department. 

For more information, contact 
AJroy Scott at (301) 3147847 or, or visit 
http ://ubc . umd . edu. 

Aesthetic Guidelines 

All faculty and staff are encouraged 
to read the university's Aesthetic 
Guidelines draft, developed by the 
Department of Facilities Planning, 
and to offer any suggestions that 
will improve the document. The 
plan is available on the Web at Click on 
Manuals, Maps & Drawings, then 
click on Aesthetic Guidelines for 
Campus Development. Comments 
should be concerned with content 
and emphasis. Suggestions concern- 
ing the items included and any rec- 
ommendations for actions that may 
have been omitted are welcome. 

Use the review form at the top of 
the Web page and send comments 
to AestheticGuidelines@umcpfac. by May 14. You may also 
respond by sending a hard copy to 
Aesthetic Guidelines, c/o Karen 
McNair, Facilities Management, 
2300 Service Building. 

Raising Sexual Assault Awareness 


IT Summer Series 

The Institute for Instructional Tech- 
nology is a faculty enrichment pro- 
gram co-sponsored by the Office of 
Information Technology and the 
Center for Teaching Excellence. 
University instructors learn how to 
enhance teaching and learning 
with the integration of technolo- 
gies appropriate to a particular 
environment or learning outcome. 
This year's summer series will fea- 
ture workshops on WebCT, Power- 
Point, building Web pages, creating 
classroom simulations, and working 
with "blogs" and calibrated peer 
review tools. Workshops are free to 
university faculty, teaching assis- 
tants and instructional support per- 
sonnel. Visit 
iit/current.html for descriptions 
and instructions for registration. 
For more information, contact 
Deborah Mateik (301) 405-2945 or 

Prescription for Financial 

This series of four two-hour work- 
shops on financial wellness starts 
on June 2 and will help participants 
improve their finances. Fact sheets, 
worksheets, interactive exercises 
and hands-on activities allow parti- 
cipants to organize and manage 
persona] finances. These courses, 
conducted by accredited financial 
counselors, are offered at no charge 
by University Human Resources in 
conjunction with the Cooperative 
Extension Office. To register, go to and click on 
"Training Programs * 

For more information, call (301) 


Hundreds of T-shirts made over the 
years by Maryland students who have 
been victims of sexual assault, and by 
their loved ones, hung all over Hornbake Mall 
last Tuesday, in honor of Sexual Assault 
Awareness Month. 

The T-shirts are part of a nationwide pro- 
gram called the Clothesline Project, started in 
Maine in 1990 as a medium for women 
affected by violence to express their emotions 
and share their testimony. 

Although April was Sexual Assault 
Awareness month, Mollie Monahan, sexual 
assault prevention outreach coordinator at the 
University Health Center, said the Clothesline 
Project was delayed due to rainy weather. 
Monahan, who exhibits the T-shirts at differ- 
ent campus events all year, said she hung a few 
shirts from her backpack last weekend at the 
March For Women's Lives, where the 
Clothesline Project was first displayed eight 
years ago. 

Ridge: Speaking 

Continued Jrom page 1 

Army, where he served 
as an infantry staff ser- 
geant in Vietnam, earn- 
ing the Bronze Star for 
Valor. After returning to 
Pennsylvania, he earned 
his law degree and was 
in private practice 
before becoming assis- 
tant district attorney in 
Erie County. He was 
elected to Congress in 

1982. He was the first 
Congressman to have 
served as an enlisted 
man in the Vietnam War, 
and was overwhelming- 
ly re-elected five times. 

Ridge and his wife 
Michele, former execu- 
tive director of the Erie 
County Library system, 
have two children, Les- 
ley and Tommy, 


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cess, and supporters (mainly educators) recom- 
mended it become an annual occurrence. Now, 
teams of five to seven students take on challenges 
each fall and work together for months to develop 
and implement solutions to open-ended problems. 
They compete against others in the same category 
and age group. 

Events and competitions during the finals will 
keep the campus buzzing. Student participants will 
stay in residence halls and eat in the dining halls. 
Competitions will be held in Jimenez Hall.Tawes 
Theatre,Tydings, the Stamp Student Union, Cole 
Field House, Comcast Center and the Inn and Con- 
ference Center. Opening and closing ceremonies 
will be in Comcast, a creativity festival will take 
place in the Armory and kids will be trading pins 

"Odyssey of the Mind participants are some of 
the most creative young people in the world," says 
Megan McCarthy, CVS manager of communications 
and visitor services. "Competitions are free and 
open to the public. Watch a competition or two if 
you get the chance. It promises to be creative, fun 
and different from the norm, which is what 
Odyssey is all about." 

A schedule of events will be available at the Visi- 
tor Center and Stamp Student Union Information 
desk throughout the Odyssey Conference. 

Dance and Theatre 

1 p.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Kay Theatre 


9 a.m., Tawes Theatre 


4 p.m.. Cole Student 
Activities Building 

A. James Clark 
School of 

I p.m.. Cole Student 
Activities Building 


Noon, Tawes Theatre 

Foreign Languages 
and Linguistics 

Noon, Tydings Hall, Room 

Government and 

9 a.m., Comcast Center 

Health and Human 

10 a.m., Ritchie Coliseum 

Hearing and Speech 

3 p.m.. Memorial Chapel 


Noon, Physics Building, 
Room 1410 

Individual Studies 

II a.m., Nyumburu Center 

Information Studies 

1 p.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Gildenhorn Recital Hall 

Jewish Studies 

Noon, Holzapfel Hall, 
Room 0102 

Philip Merrill Col- 
lege of Journalism 

Noon, Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Dekelboum Concert Hall 

Life Sciences 

10 a.m., Cole Student 
Activities Building 


9 a.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Dekelboum Concert Hall 


3 p.m., Nyumburu Center 


3 p.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Dekelboum Concert Hall 

School of Public 

9 a.m.. Stamp Student 
Union, H off Theatre 


10 a.m., Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center, 
Kay Theatre