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December 4, 2004


UMBC Photography Collections Images Seen Around the World

Tom Beck, Chief Curator, Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, is proud to report that not only does UMBC send students abroad, but also images from its Photography Collections.

Currently onloan to the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris are 13photographs by Ted Serios from the Jules Eisenbud/Ted Serios Archive ofthe Special Collections of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. Thephotographs are part of a major exhibition titled "Le troisième oeil, Laphotographie et l'occulte (scroll down at, which is accompanied by a substantialbook of the same title (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 2004).

The bookincludes reproductions of the images and an essay by Professor StephenE. Braude, Chair of UMBC's Department of Philosophy. The exhibitionwill be on view until Feb. 6, 2005, then will be presented at NewYork's Metropolitan Museum of Art from Sept. 27 to Dec. 31, 2005.

Also on loan abroad from UMBC's Photography Collections are 22photographs by Lewis Hine which are currently on view at the TokyoMetropolitan Museum of Photography (TMMP) in their exhibition titled"Dreaming of Tomorrow."The exhibition, which is made up of works selected by TMMP CuratorYoshiko Susuki, includes works from UMBC as well as several otherimportant U.S. collections. It continues until Jan. 16, 2005.

UMBC Represented at AAC&U Conference
Diane M. Lee, vice provost for undergraduate education; Patricia A. Perillo, director, Office of Student Life; David Hoffman, coordinator, leadership and engagement initiatives; and Jordan Hadfield, chief of staff, SGA, represented UMBC at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) conference November 12 in Philadelphia. The conference theme was "Educating Intentional Learners: New Connections for Academic and Student Affairs" and the UMBC team presented at the session “Making Civic Empowerment a Whole-Campus Enterprise.”

New Patent for Yung Jui Chen
Yung Jui Chen's new patent, Integrated Spectral Encoder/Decoder for Optical CDMA Communication System, patent number US 6,807,372 B1, was issued on October 19. This encoder/decoder design for spectrum-encoded optical CDMA systems uses waveguide circuits monolithically integrated on one chip to fulfill essential encoding and decoding functions. The entire patent can be viewed in its entirety at For more information on patents, trademarks, copyrights or start-up companies, please call the Office of Technology Development at 410-455-1414.

Philosophers on Parade
Assistant Professor Joseph Berkovitz recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first (co-authored with Meir Hemmo) is “How to Reconcile Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics with Relativity,” forthcoming in Philosophy of Science. The second (also co-authored with Meir Hemmo) is “Modal Interpretation and Relativity: A Reconsideration,” forthcoming in Foundations of Physics.

Professor and Department Chair Stephen Braude published "The Nature and Significance of Dissociation," in J. Radden's (ed.) The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion (Oxford University Press, 2004). His paper, "Personal Identity and Postmortem Survival," presented last spring at the Bowling Green State University Conference on Personal Identity, is forthcoming in Social Philosophy and Policy 22 (2005).

Braude has also given a number of invited lectures recently. On October 16, he gave a plenary address, "Personal Identity and Postmortem Survival," at the 26th Annual Conference of the Humanities & Technology Association in York, PA. On October 26, he gave a talk, "The Argument from Crippling Complexity," at the Division of Personality Studies at the University of Virginia. Later that day, he spoke on "The Creativity of Dissociation" at the University of Virginia Medical School's Department of Psychiatry. Then on November 15, he spoke on "Postmortem Survival: The State of the Debate" at Mt. St. Mary's University.

Last April, Associate Professor Susan Dwyer developed and ran a workshop for Erickson Retirement Communities entitled "Ethics and Social Work with Seniors: Resident, Institutional and Personal Challenges." She also participated in the “Workshop on Moral Psychology” at Dartmouth May 24 and 25.

Visiting Assistant Professor Matt McCabe published a book review of Physician Assisted Suicide: The Anatomy of a Constitutional Law Issue, by Susan M. Behuniak and Arthur G. Svenson, in The Social Science Journal (Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2004).

Assistant Professor Jessica Pfeifer was accepted to and attended the Dibner Institute Summer Biological Seminar on Molecular Evolution at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, which took place May 19 through 26. She will present a paper, “Why Selection and Drift Might be Distinct,” at the Philosophy of Science Association meeting in Austin this month; and it was also accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science.

In October, Visiting Lecturer Anna Ribeiro gave a talk at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) entitled "Experiencing Poetry." The talk was part of "Cognitive Poetics," a panel discussion Ribeiro organized. Her guests were Morris Halle (linguistics, MIT), Nigel Fabb (literary linguistics, Strathclyde, Glasgow), Kristin Hanson (English, Berkeley) and Alex Neill (philosophy, Southhampton). Ribeiro also has a book review [Peter Lamarque's and Stein Haugom Olsen's Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: The Analytic Tradition (Blackwell, 2004)]forthcoming in the fall issue of the ASA Newsletter.

Associate Professor Steven Yalowitz's article, "Anomalous Monism," will appear in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Michael Patrick Smith '99 in the News
Michael Patrick Smith's play, Woody Guthrie Dreams Before Dying,” will be performed at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson November 18-21, 26, 27( It is the longest running production sponsored by the Creative Alliance.

The play has been the subject of features in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Patuxent Publishing Papers, and on MPT's “Art Works” and WYPR's (88.1 FM) “The Signal.”

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes the Shriver Center's Professional Practice Staff
The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce recognized the internship and cooperative education programs of the Shriver Center's Professional Practice staff at their Education-Business Partnership Breakfast on November 9. The staff was highlighted for maintaining a consistently outstanding effort in support of students enriching their education with meaningful work.

The Office of Professional Practice cultivated and secured over 700 internship and cooperative education placements in more than 300 public and private organizations in the Baltimore/Washington area, nationally, and abroad during the 2003-2004 academic year. Additionally, the staff developed and managed several internship programs on behalf of partnering organizations including the Governor's Summer Internship Program, MDOT Fellows Internship Program, Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program and the WORTHY Program. All of these professional practice programs serve as a major resource for employers in the region and an excellent training ground for students.

For more information on the Shriver Center's Professional Practice Programs, contact Christine Routzahn, associate director of professional practice, at 410-455-2493.

Kunakorn Yisomruay and Tim Ward Named America East Swimmer and Diver of the Week
Kunakorn Yisomruay and Tim Ward have been named America East Men's Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, respectively.

Yisomruay, a freshman, won first place in the 200 IM (1:55.59) and 200 backstroke (1:54.98) in the tri-meet against Binghamton and Seton Hall. He also swam the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay to help UMBC win with a time of 3:13.78. His closest competitor in the 200 IM came in at 1:58.55, while his closest competitor in the 200 back came in at 1:56.27. Ward, also a freshman, placed first in the 3-meter event in the tri-meet against Binghamton and Seton Hall with a score of 262.55. UMBC went 2-0 at this tri-meet to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Matt Watson Named America East Midfielder, Rookie of the Year in Men's Soccer
UMBC freshman midfielder Matt Watson was named America East Midfielder of the Year and the conference's Rookie of the Year. Watson earned First Team All America East honors, as did junior defender Marcus Gross.

Other Retrievers honored were senior forward Derek McElligott, who earned Second Team All Conference honors and freshman defender Bryan Moffa, who joined Watson on the all-rookie team.

Watson, the lone freshman to earn First Team honors, leads the America East and ranks fifth in the nation in assists with 9 in 17 games (0.60). He is sixth in the conference in scoring with 4 goals and 9 helpers for 17 points. The nine assists is the most ever by a UMBC freshman. He is UMBC's first conference Rookie of the Year since McElligott earned the honors in the Northeast Conference in 2001.

Gross, a two-time First Team honoree, continued his dominating play on the Retriever backline. He also added a pair of goals and an assist in 2004.

McElligott lead UMBC for the fourth straight year in goals scored, tallying eight in his final campaign. He set UMBC Division I marks for career goals (47), points (106), and game-winning goals (18).

Moffa became a starter midway through the season and excelled as a marking back. He also added three assists in his eleven starts.

UMBC completed its season with an 8-6-3 record, its seventh straight winning season.

J.J. Young Selected to America East Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team
Freshman J.J. Young was selected to the 2004 America East Conference Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team by the league's head coaches. Young, who led UMBC in goals (6) and points (16), was also tied for the team lead in assists, with four. In addition, she ranked third in the conference in shots per game (3.56), and tenth in both assists per game (0.25), and points per game (1.00).

Young was a key component in the Retrievers' 2-1 upset of Northeastern, who at the time, was the top seed in the America East. In that game, Young scored both UMBC goals to record her second multi-goal game of the year and fourth contest with three or more points.

Field Hockey's Julie Moore and Ashly Meehan Receive All-Conference Honors
Sophomore Julie Moore was named to the 2004 America East All-Conference Second Team, while freshman Ashly Meehan was named to the All-Rookie Team.

For the season, Moore led the Retrievers in goals (9) and points (21), and was ranked seventh in the conference in those categories. In addition, she finished seventh in the league in goals per game (0.53), ninth in points per game (1.24), and tenth in shots per game with 2.18.

Meehan finished the year with six goals and three assists, good enough to be third on the UMBC team in goals in scoring. On Sept. 7, she received Rookie of the Week honors for her performance the week prior when she scored the first goal of her collegiate career, and assisted on another goal, as UMBC lost a heartbreaker during the season opener at Appalachian State in double overtime. During that same week, she netted two goals in just three shots as the Retrievers cruised to a 5-0 victory over Robert Morris.

Carlo DiClemente, Psychology, Joins HealthAtoZ Advisory Board
Carlo DiClemente, professor and chair of psychology, joined HealthAtoZ's Medical Advisory Board to aid in development of the next generation of online behavioral modification and condition management.

Founded in 1995 by a team of physicians, nurses and pharmacists, HealthAtoZ's interactive tools, Web sites, community builders and information centers promote wellness, better condition management and compliance, improve communication between patients and health providers, and motivate patients to seek early treatment for their health concerns.

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